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Cranberry Waldorf SaladProcess cranberries in food processor until finely chopped. Combine with marshmallows and sugar in bowl; mix well. Chill overnight. Add grapes, apples and walnuts to cranberry mixture; mix well.
Rice PuddingIn top of double boiler, cook raw rice in water until soft. Add to the soft rice, evaporated milk, regular milk and sugar. Cook mixture so it boils for 5 minutes. Top with fruit and serve.
Whole Wheat Pancake Mix in a JarMy husband works, and although I am retired, my schedule is hectic. I like to make sure he has a good breakfast before heading out as he is a diabetic. He loves pancakes, and although I know they tend to raise the blood sugar of some diabetics, these do not raise his.
Buffalo Chicken WingsCut off and discard small tip of each wing. Cut apart main wing bone and second wing bone at joint. Sprinkle wings with salt. If desired, add pepper, to taste.
Grilled Meat LoafCombine ground beef, egg, onion, 1/4 cup ketchup, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, cracker crumbs, and mustard in large bowl; mix well. Shape into loaf; place in lightly greased 10 inch baking pan.
Reusing Baby Wipe ContainersYou can re-use the nice white plastic container that Clorox wipes comes in. Remove the label and the lid and it works well for a lot of things.
Jack Frost Bird BathJack Frost didn't think the birds needed a swimming pool, as much as a skating rink I guess. This is what a late spring storm did to our bird feeder I had just filled the night before.
Garden: Flowers In SeptemberThis is my front flower garden. I planted Russian Sage for the summer flower, then Stone Crop, and Mums. This way the flower garden went through out the whole season.
Do Hummingbird Vines Die Out During the Winter?Do hummingbird vines die out during the winter?
Homemade NotepadsIn order to use those otherwise wasted sheets of copy paper, I collect them until I have a stack my stapler can hold together; then I stack them with the cleanest side up.
Don't Pour Grease Down The DrainFats, Oils, and Grease (aka FOG) isn't a well known environmental issue, but it is an issue in which everyone contributes. I encourage you to follow these simple steps to keep fats, oils, and grease out of the sewer system.
My Frugal Life: Bread With a MissionMy husband enjoys going on mission trips with our home church, but the cost is expensive for the trip. In order to defray the costs of the trip, I make homemade sourdough bread on a weekly basis and sell it at church for $5.00 a loaf.
Garden: IrisesThese are a couple of picture's we took of some beautiful Irises from my Mom and Dad's back yard. I just love the color! We refer to their back yard as the Botanical Gardens.
Garden: Yellow RoseI have a photo of my yellow rose which we purchased at Home Depot the weekend of April 10. We planted it right away.
Butterflies and ZinniasThis is warm sunny afternoon out walking with my grandkids. I pack a camera always. This was the first year to plant zinnias, and I never knew the attraction they were to a butterfly.
Wash and Reuse Disposable DustersAfter years of throwing out those "disposable" dusters, I threw one in the wash and was amazed to see it was not only clean as a whistle but reusable as well! To get the fluff back, I just gave it a few slaps against the top of my washer.
Use Toilet Paper Roll End As Mirror SqueegeeWhen your TP roll gets down to just a couple layers, take it off and use it for the next time your mirrors steam up! I even used mine for cleaning the mirror with a vinegar/water mix. It makes a nice little squeegy!
Peeps HeadbandThis is a cute and easy headband that takes just minutes to make.
Use a Mesh Onion Bag as a ScrubberPlastic mesh bags made from the smaller stiffer mesh can be rolled up and used as a cleaning scratcher, then thrown in the dish washer to cleanup for the next use.
Scenery: FountainAs the water trickles down the fountain, only a steady stream still remains as it reaches the bottom platform. This picture was shot with shallow aperture, and fast shutter speed.
Buy Used Books Instead Of NewI seldom ever buy books new and I love to read. I go to second hand bookstores and garage sales to find my books.
Reusing Envelopes for ListsMy favorite way to make lists is to recycle used envelopes. I just turn them over and write my list on the back. The size is great, easy to manage and take with me!
Banjo, Brittany and Oreo (Dogs)This is daddy, Banjo, and mom, Brittany, with son, Oreo. It is fun watching them behave like a family unit.
How Do I Make a T-shirt Quilt?How would you make a t-shirt quilt?
How Do I Find a Manual for an Electric Typewriter?Where can I get a manual for my Smith Corona SL 575 electric typewriter? Mine was lost.
How Do I Remove Nacho Cheese Stain from Clothes?How do I get year old nacho cheese out of my sweatshirt? I have a sweatshirt for the league my son plays baseball for. And last year I washed it and put it away. Well I just took it out and behold a nacho cheese stain! Please help I do not want to buy another one.
Can I Use Catnip in Place of Mint When Cooking?We have what I think is wild catnip growing on our land, at least my cats like it. My question is, is catnip OK to cook with in place of mint. If so, are they the same plant?
Do Hummingbird Vines Die Out During the Winter?Will hummingbird vines grow well in Naples FL year round due to the heat?
How Can I Make Homemade Balloon Weights?How do I make homemade balloon weights for graduation?
Where Can I Buy a Marine Caribbean PHIBULEX Cruise Book 2-63?I am looking to buy a US Marines Caribbean PHIBULEX 2-63 Cruise Book. Does anyone know how I might locate one?
Lawn Mower Woes: Starter Cord Won't Pull?Recently I bought a new Briggs and Stratton 550 series push mower. I pulled it out, assembled it, put oil and gas in, and primed it. When I went to pull the starter cord, it wouldn't budge. Advice? Anything I missed? I followed the owners manual word for word.
Paint Color Advice for Kitchen With Cream Cabinets?My kitchen has cream cabinets with brown wood at the edges. All my appliances are white/cream. I have white walls to which I want to add an accent wall. What colour should this accent wall be?
Replacement Power Cord for Back2Life Massager?Does anyone know where I can get a replacement power cord for Back2life massager?
Why is Food Now Sticking to My Pampered Chef Baking Stone?We have owned a Pampered Chef baking stone for years and have loved cooking with it. We have always cared for it per the instructions, but have recently noticed that food items no longer slide off like they used to. What can we do to remedy the situation?
Graduation Party Theme and Decorations: Master in Fine Arts?Any ideas for a party for someone that is receiving their Master in Fine Arts? I would appreciate ideas for a theme and decorations.
How Do I Know if a Tray is Sterling Silver?I really need to know how to tell if a piece is truly sterling or if it is just silver plated? It is stamped with the #'s 05601 D4 23 and the words Reed and Barton and Regent and the elephant for the year 1952.
Paint Color Advice for a Kitchen With Maple Cabinets and Gold Granite?Can someone suggest kitchen paint colors? I have cherry maple cabinets, golden sand polished granite (which is creamy with specks of gold, pinkish coral and green)with quartzite gold porcelain floor tiles.