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Dublin Stew with DumplingsBrown pork in butter, in 4 quart dutch oven (can use electric skillet at 350 as well). Add onion, celery, garlic, and salt; brown lightly. Dissolve bouillon cubes in 3 cups water; blend into meat mixture.
Holiday Ham in a HurryThis is nice for Easter if you don't have a crowd.
Green Beans with Onion RingsMix sliced water chestnuts and all except the onion rings. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees F. Take out and put onion rings on top. Bake another 15 minutes.
Crock Pot Creamy LasagnaCombine all ingredients, except noodles, in a large bowl. Pour half the mixture into a crock pot. Place the uncooked noodles over top of mixture, then pour the other half of mixture over top.
Easter Bonnet BiscuitsI made these with the children when they were little.
One Meal CasseroleCook rice; cook the celery and onions in butter. Add meat and brown slightly. Combine remaining ingredients; add to meat and mix well. Bake in greased casserole for 1 1/2 hours at 300 degrees F.
Caribbean Roast Pork LoinAn easy and yummy treatment for boneless pork loin. In a small bowl, combine the oil and spices. Make small cuts all over meat to allow the spices to penetrate meat. Rub the spice mixture all over roast on all sides.
Stained Glass CookiesMelt chocolate and butter in microwave or top of double boiler. Let cool slightly so as not to melt marshmallows when they are added. Add vanilla, nuts, and marshmallows.
Hot Potato SaladMix all ingredients together.
Blueberry-Topped Pound CakeEasy and delicious. Make pudding using 1 3/4 cups of milk. Cut pound cake or angel food cake in half (middle of cake). When pudding is set, spread half the pudding between the layers.
French Salad DressingBeat slowly in large mixing bowl. Makes nearly 1 quart.
Drawn Butter (Ghee)This is one of those simple recipes that enhance many meals with its richness. In Sanskrit, it is known as ghee and used in many recipes in the Middle East/South Asia.
Scenery: Devil's Lake (Baraboo,WI)In October of every year, I like going to Devil's Lake, Baraboo WI. This picture is overlooking the lake, and seeing the beauty of the fall colors.
Woodburning Pictures (Pyrography)Woodburning pictures is always a hit with kids from 8 up, for me anyway. I like to teach the young ones, then it is easier to get the rules obeyed and it holds their interest. The instructions are simple.
Recycled Easter Egg BasketYou can have an Easter Egg Basket without spending money. You save your money and you help with saving the earth, too.
Bobby (Brown Tabby)Bobby is a 7 1/2 year old brown Tabby. My granddaughter brought him to me when he was 16 months old.
Buttering Corn on the CobAn easy way to butter your corn on the cob is to use a slice of buttered bread.
Annie and Bear (German Shepherd)Annie and Bear are both three this year, and both are German Shepherds. First, I got Annie as a pup from a breeder.
My Frugal Life: Fulfilling The Urge to PaintWe bought a house in KY from my oldest son who had remodeled it and painted all the walls white. That was bugging me, so one day I got this wild urge to paint the living room.
Bottle For Inverting Bundt PanI just insert the neck of the bottle into the hole in the center of the pan, and invert it onto the stove or counter and leave it for about an hour to cool. Then carefully loosen the cake at the top edges and remove it to a serving plate.
Rubber Snake To Prevent Nesting BirdsIf you have birds nesting where you don't want (for example, on your house), just place a fake rubber snake on the nesting spot. This will take care of it right away! No birds will be injured and it's very inexpensive!
Making a Lacy Pattern on a CakeA simple technique for decorating a chocolate cake is to lay a paper doily on top, sift on powdered sugar, then lift doily off carefully to leave a design.
Bird Convention (Snowy Egrets and Canadian...These snowy egrets and Canadian geese seemed to be having a conference, as they were in the same place an hour later when I drove back by. The geese were letting themselves be heard while swimming back and forth in front of the Egrets.
Do I Need to Insure My Credit Cards?Calls to a credit card company often involve a brief speech offering various services affiliated with the card. Accumulating debt is bad enough, but paying interest on the debt and then paying to insure that debt is a poor financial decision.
Use Shredded Paper as Fire StarterWe shred our excess paper and use it as a fire starter.
Buy Matching SocksBuy socks that are all alike. I store them without folding them into each other also. They stretch out faster if you fold them into a ball.
Save Gas By Keeping Engine ServicedKeeping the engine serviced on time will save you gas. Don't forget the transmission service every 20,000 miles, the rear axle every 20,000 miles, and rotate the tires every 6,000 to 8,000 miles for long life.
Folded Letter Makes Its Own EnvelopeFor my Dad's 80th birthday party, I printed the invitations on card stock, folded in thirds, stamped 2 holes with a regular hole punch close to the edges, and ran 1/4 inch organza ribbon tied in a knot through it.
Rose Scented Spray For Artificial FlowersMany brides want their wedding party to have a nice remembrance of their wedding, so they select artificial flowers. I buy spray bottles of rose body spray and right before the ceremony, I spray all the flowers with a touch of the rose scent.
Mother's Day Card - Remembering MotherWe lost our mother and father three years ago and I still miss spending Mother's Day with her or at least sending a card on the few times we weren't able to be together. So this year I decided to send my sister and brother a Remembering Mother Mother's Day card. It is my version of a "pop out".
Relieving Sinus PressureThe remedy for my sinus pressure is boiling water (with care) and letting the steam drift up into your nose. If you don't want to boil water, you could turn on a hot shower and do the same thing with the steam from the shower.
Storing Plastic Grocery BagsPlastic bag clutter? Quickly smooth the bag. Starting on one side, roll into a sausage. Now tie it in a single knot then tuck each end in. This takes up the space of a small baseball and is neat and tidy. A small container with a lid will keep them contained.
Prince Gonzo (Dog)This is my doggie Prince Gonzo doing what he likes to do best in the summer time.
Scenery: Winter (Hicksville, NY)On this day driving home, I drove down this block that faces my backyard and was taken at how beautiful the scenery was.
Product Review: Kenmore Flat Top Oven BroilerWhen I looked through the oven window, I could see a nice, orange glow inside. I opened the door and saw my pan was burning and the smoke alarm went off.
Whale Watching (Provincetown, Cape Cod)This was taken off Provincetown, Cape Cod during a whale watching excursion. The whale seemed to be waving to us as we passed by.
Take Picture of List with Cell PhoneI have a big white board in the kitchen on which I make the grocery list as I The other day, I was in a hurry to leave the house and thought, "there must be a better way". It occurred to me to take a picture of the list with my cell phone camera. It worked GREAT!
Hide Your Child's Easter BasketWe use to hide our children's Easter Baskets and they would have to hunt for them. Being 5 children, if they found someone else's, they were not allowed to say that. They had to leave it where it was.
Keep Leather Seats From CrackingEver notice how the side of your car's leather seats dry out and look worn? Clean the leather well - you can even use window cleaner and a soft brush. Then, to make the leather supple, take a clean soft cloth and apply baby oil.
Feeding Your Dog LeftoversI frequently use my crock pot to make meals and that same crock pot leaves behind yummy smelling liquid. Sometimes, I use some of this to add nutrition and flavor to my dog's meals.
How to Make Your Own Easter Egg DyeYou don't need to purchase those boxes of Easter egg tablets to dye your Easter eggs and this is such a fun way for children to learn color wheel basics.
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Candies with Sea Salt Topping?Does anyone have a recipe for chocolate covered peanut butter candies with sea salt on top? I had these once and the sea salt helped balance out the sweetness and made them a bit more savory.
What Are Some Legitimate Coupon Websites?Were do you find all the coupons? What sites do you know of that are legit?
Where Can I Find a Discontinued Target Stuffed Bunny by Baby Soft?I have been looking for another flat stuffed bunny by "Baby Soft" for about 5 years. It was discontinued by Target about 5 years ago. I have scoured the internet many times. Thanks to anyone who can help me.
Removing Nail Polish from Microfiber?How can I get nail polish off of my microfiber couch?
Alternative Uses for an Old Bath Pouf?What can be done with an old bath pouf?
How Do I Remove Icy Hot Odor from a Leather Couch?Does anyone know how to get Icy Hot ointment smell out of my leather couch?
How Can I Make Septic Safe Personal Bathroom Wipes?I would like to know how to make septic safe personal bathroom wipes.
Flarp Stains on Clothing?How do you remove noise putty from clothes?
Organizations to Help Low Income Students Get Free Laptops?I am unemployed college leaver from UK currently in Kenya. I am in desperate need of a free working laptop. My financial aide is not adequate to provide me with money to buy. I am kindly writing to ask if there is anybody or organisation that can offer me one for free.
Shopping for Electronic Pest Repellents
?Where can I get an electric pest repellent in Pune City, India? Please help.
Craftsman Riding Mower Won't Start?I have a Craftsman LT1000 and it will turn over, but never starts. It sounds like there is no compression. There is oil is in the cylinder. Could my piston rings be bad?
What Will Grow Under Pine Trees?What can be grown under pine trees? Any herbs, etc.?
Why Are My Bell Peppers So Small?I have tried to grow green peppers, even though I get a lot of peppers on the plant, they only get less than 3 inches in diameter. My garden has full sun and the soil is great, why is this?
Remedy for Itchy Skin?I have itching skin on my back; what can help?
Treating Toenail Fungus?Does anyone know what can stop the itch of toenail fungus? I use Vicks and tree tea oil, but is there anything better? Please help, I am desperate.
What Can I Use to Soften My Feet?What can I use to soften my feet?
Where Can I Find Discontinued Target Serving Bowls?I'm looking for discontinued Target melamine serving bowls. They are white veggie and dip bowls with sections. I've looked at many other sites for serving platter/bowls, but to no avail. Thank you if you can help me!
Permanent Marker on Microfiber?How do you remove thick permanent marker out of microfiber couches?
How Do I Get Rid of Chickweed in the Lawn?How do I get rid of chick weed, it's taking over the lawn?
Hummingbird Feeder Recipe?Can you put pickled beet juice in a hummingbird feeder for color?
Cigarette Burns on Microfiber?Does anyone know how to repair cigarette burns in microfiber sofa?
How Can I Make Flat Latex Ceiling Paint Whiter or Brighter?What can you add to white ceiling, flat latex paint to make whiter or brighter? Do they sell tubes of titanium white that will work with latex base paints?
Is It Safe to Drink Expired Gatorade?I was drinking a Gatorade dated December 10 2010, today's date is April 20, 2011. I'm really scared now due to the chemicals that are in these liquids. Is it dangerous?
Girl's 10th Birthday Party Ideas?My daughter is ten in 3 weeks, what to do?
How Safe are Pets When Traveling Air Cargo?It's a question really, what if the cabin/plane looses pressure? What will happen to our pets shipped as "cargo"? I have a 90 lb. Golden Retriever, so it's a concern for me!