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Nutty Bulgar WheatFinely chop onions and fry in the oil. Add almonds, pine nuts, and sesame seeds. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Rinse bulgar wheat and add to nuts. Pour in the stock and add seasoning to taste.
Apple CakeBeat sugar and eggs together for 3 minutes. Add oil. Add remaining dry ingredients; beat on high for two minutes. Add the apples, raisins, and nuts. Pour into greased and floured 9x13 inch pan.
Easy Mississippi MudThis is a chocolate lovers delight! Bake brownies as directed. While still warm, spread marshmallow cream across top. Melt butter in pan on stove, add cocoa and Karo.
Creamy Cilantro Verde SauceThis can be used as a dip, filling, sauce, or spread from anything from tortilla chips and veggie sticks, to tacos and enchiladas, to grilled fish and poultry, and even as a condiment for burgers and sandwiches.
ScrappleGive a description? Yummy! Crispy on the outside, tender and savory on the inside, and just delicious. I like it with a touch of home made maple-flavored syrup over the top, with eggs on the side.
Chica (Chihuahua Mix)Chica is a 2 year old Chihuahua mix. I got Chica when she was just 9 weeks old. She was the cutest thing ever, and all her siblings looked just like her, but she was just slightly smaller then the rest.
Garden: Bottle TreeMy husband welded metal tubes together to make the "tree". I added colored wine bottles and beaded cow tags.
Banana Peels for RosesThrow your banana peels under your roses to produce bigger roses and more blooms. Just move away a little of the soil or compost, lay them down, then cover it up. The roses love the potassium. Also my roses have never had black spot.
Scenery: Cherry Blossoms in Spring (Lake...The pink cherry blossoms along the shores of Lake Washington are a sure sign that springtime is really here in the Pacific Northwest. They stay with us only a short time and then - they're gone!
Add Powdered Milk to Skim For a Better FlavorTo make skim milk taste like Skim Plus, which is about double the price, add nonfat dry milk. For a half-gallon of skim milk, add a half packet (1/2 cup) of nonfat dry milk to a cup of nonfat milk.
Grand Canyon (AZ)A beautiful sight on a March spring day. These are from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Snow clouds hang about the canyon right before a wonderful light snow.
Removing Spray Adhesive From HandsI have been using spray adhesive for some different crafts lately. I have noticed once it gets on your hands, it is stuck quite well. You can't use rubber gloves, because all you'd do is stick to your project.
Reuse Cat Litter ContainersAfter a thorough cleaning with vinegar, Dawn, and baking soda, I had a perfectly good, stay-fresh container for my dogs' and cat's food and treats!
Gift For Adult Children On Mother's DayLast year, I wanted to give something to my adult children on Mother's day to show them how much their mother loves and appreciates them. I made them coupon certificates for 4 hours of baby sitting. They loved it.
Hannah (Chinese Crested)Hannah is a 2 1/2 year old Chinese Crested. I drove 4 hours to get my baby a couple Christmas' ago. She likes to run in circles and chase her tail.
Travel: Laura Plantation (Vacherie, LA)On a trip to New Orleans, I took one of the plantation tours nearby. This is a photo of a rose garden at the Laura Plantation. The plantation is Creole and has a very colorful exterior.
Use for Old Eyeglasses CaseI'm recycling my old eye glass cases. This one, I have found, is just the right size for three pairs of my craft paper scissors. I can turn back the flap and sew on a soda can tab/ring to hang it up.
One Rag for Each Cleaning ProductI clean houses as my second job. I drape a cleaning rag over each product I use. One rag for all the wood polishing, a separate rag draped over the glass cleaner I use for the windows, mirrors, and chrome faucets.
Use Onion Bag to Package CraftsSave colored onion bag netting for small items. If the bag is open ended, simply tie a knot in one end; fill, allowing approximately 6 inch excess; and cut off remainder.
Leave In Conditioner RecipeMake your own leave in conditioner. Use one part conditioner to 10 parts water and mix in a spray bottle.
Paper Flowers Using Leftover Easter Egg DyeI hate to throw stuff away if I can use something for a craft. I dry coffee filters after they are used, then I use left over Easter egg dye to color the filters.
Garden: MagnoliaMy brother planted this magnolia this weekend. It opened up and has beautiful blooms. The smell is breathtaking. I saw three bees in the flower just loving it.
Tiger (Cat)Tiger is four years old. My daughter got her as a kitten, and could not keep her when she moved. She loves to sleep! This was a picture I took of Tiger while she was "grooming" herself. It looks like she was being goofy for the camera!
Set A Routine for Your ToddlerThere is nothing more calming to a child then having a more or less constant routine. Here is what I used to have as a day's worth of learning and fun when my little ones were too young for school.
Store Plastic Wrap in FreezerTo help in the battle with plastic wrap, keep in the freezer until needed. It will quickly warm up and regain its cling.
Keep Recipes in a Three Ring BinderTo keep my recipes clean, I place them in a plastic sheet and organize them in a large three ring binder. When I use one, I take it out of the binder. When finished, I wipe up any spills then return it to its place in the binder.
Baby Birds Outside Our Back DoorThese day old little ones are in their nest that is on our back porch light to the right of our door. That poor mama bird! We come and go out of that door so much. She flies off squawking at us each time!
Saving Money on MoviesGoing to a movie can cost up to $20 for tickets for two and $15 to $25 for the popcorn and drinks. One good option is to buy the DVD for $15 or less and you can watch it over and over.
Treating Restless Leg Syndrome?Anyone have any advice as to the best way to control nightly bouts of restless leg syndrome? I have recently begun to suffer with spasms, often severe and affecting my whole body. I am type 2 diabetic and need my sleep!
How Do I Remove Squid Ink Stains from Clothing?How do I remove squid ink stains from clothes?
Recipe for Hair Conditioner?Does anyone have a recipe for hair conditioner? It would be much appreciated.
Time, Temperature, and Weather Phone Number for Springfield Ohio?We used to have a local time, temp, and weather line. When the country station that sponsored it moved out of town, that number became defunct. I don't like the Dayton one. Does anyone in the TF family know of a working time/temp/weather number for Springfield, Ohio?
Preventing Rust on Stovetop Griddle Plate?I have a griddle plate that you use on top of stoves, etc. and it always seems to have brown rust marks on it despite washing it, drying it carefully, and oiling it after use. Does anyone have any ideas on what to use please?
Mother's Day Picnic Menu Ideas?I'm planning a Mother's Day picnic for my DM. She recently lost her husband so I'm trying to plan a low key event with just a small amount of family members. Does any one have ideas of a simple, but special menu?
Red Nail Polish on Maple Dining Table?How can I remove nail polish from a maple dining room table?
How Do I Clean Spit Off of Walls?I have a 16 year old foster son and the walls in his room are stained with I want to assume is spit. Do I need to use anything special to clean the bodily fluids from the walls?
How Do I Find Wild Flowers to Plant in My Garden?I just moved to my own senior's place in March and have a small garden spot. The trouble is, I cannot afford to buy flowers. So how can I find some good wild ones that will transplant well to a small garden bed and to some window boxes?
What Breed is My Dog?Is this a Staffordshire terrier? My vet thinks it is.
Lysol Left a Blue Ring in Toilet?I used Lysol in my toilet bowl and it dyed my bowl. How do I get this out?
How Can I Make My Eyelashes Fuller and Longer?As I get older my eye lashes seem to have gotten shorter and less full. Does anyone have any tips to make my lashes fuller and longer?
How Do I Control Squash Bugs Organically?How can I battle the squash bugs effectively? I try to stay up on the eggs, but it's just not enough. I've tried so many pesticides, but they have done more damage then help. I am hoping to find more of an organic solution.
How Do I Make a Pet Door in My Screen Door?Can anyone suggest how to make a pet door in my screen door? It just needs to be big enough for my 2 Dachshunds.
Choosing the Right Indoor Plants?My living room is long and doesn't have a whole lot of light. I need a few tall plants that are affordable, are low light, and are okay with a little neglect. I'm new to the whole gardening thing, and I need more life in my living room!
Bob Evans Pioneer Salad Recipe?Does anyone have the recipe for pioneer salad from Bob Evans?
Outdoor Fish Ornament Made from Fishing Reels?I saw an outdoor fish ornament made using old fishing reels. Would anyone know how to make these?
Paint Color Advice for Kitchen with Mocha Maple...I would like some kitchen wall color suggestions for a medium size kitchen. It has maple cabinets, antiqued with mocha. The backsplash is ceramic 4x4 tiles of light taupe, antique whites, and a slight beige mixed into splashes of color.
British Columbia Plant Hardiness Zones?Where, on your site, can I find the Hardiness Zone Maps, etc. for Nanaimo, BC. I am not sure which zone we are in? Thanks so much, I love your website!
How Do I Make Ankle Socks from Long Socks?How do I cut off long socks and make them ankle socks?
Craft Ideas Using Band Aids?Does anyone have any crafty ideas for using a lot of Band Aids? I have adult, plain ones, no child Band Aids.