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May 16, 2011
Asparagus with Junk
I know it's an odd title, but it tastes good.
Aluminum Cooker for Baked Potatoes
I raised four children. To save money and aluminum foil, I cook my baked potatoes in my 5 quart club aluminum cooker. Place clean potatoes in pan with about an inch and a half of water.
Preheat broiler. Remove stem ends from tomatoes. Slice tomatoes thick, about three slices per tomato. Top each slice with one tablespoon blue cheese and one tablespoon wheat germ.
Mashed Potato Chicken
My dad found a recipe like this on the back of an instant mashed potato box like 15 years ago, he modified it, passed it to me, and I have modified it myself. It is so yummy!
Surprise Snickerdoodle Bread
If you love snickerdoodle cookies, you will love this! I made this for a cake walk and bake sale and it was a huge success! The surprise is a lovely swirl of melted cinnamon chips on the inside of the bread.
Seal Plastic Bag to Make Airtight
To make an airtight seal on a plastic bag, use a sharp knife to cut an inch or two off the top of a water bottle or any other plastic bottle that has a screw on lid.
Keeping Child Occupied at Outdoor Event
Back when my son was in band and my youngest child was very small, we spent a lot of time at the football field. Our daughter would get so bored and would be a real nuisance.
Download Books From Library
I have a small Netbook computer and I also like to read. I discovered I can download books from the library to my Netbook free.
Seal Costume Jewelry with Nail Polish
I prefer to buy inexpensive costume jewelry, rather than spend tons on the real thing. To prevent costume jewelry from tarnishing, seal it with clear fingernail polish.
Squeeze Bottle for Watering Plants
Save your liquid dishwasher squirt bottles and use them for watering your plants. Just wash them out well, refill with plain water, and squirt it where you want to water. This is also a great way to water hard to reach areas.
My Frugal Life: Ways To Live On Less
I have been collecting disability since 2000. I was previously living in a Women's Homeless Shelter. I learned while I was homeless how little that I really need.
Crochet Hook Holder
I saw a beautiful pattern to crochet a crochet hook holder. The pattern was costly and I could think of ways to personalize it, so I set to making my own.
My Peeps Totes
We all try to "go green" and one good way is by using tote bags instead of plastic. Depending on what kind of bag you choose, most can be purchased for $1.00. Totes can be used in many ways and I decorated these for my two daughters in law for Mother's Day.
Difference Between Bread Machine and Regular Yeast
What's the difference between bread machine yeast and regular yeast? Thanks.
What Are These Flowers?
What kind of flowers are these?
Dog Recently Terrified of People
My 3/4 Chihuahua 1/4 Dachshund is terrified of people. She shakes uncontrollably, yelps if they come within a couple of feet of her, or snaps if they try to touch her. She's 8 months old.
Hoss (Bunny Rabbit)
East'a Bunny (AKA Hoss) is 2 years old. A co-worker gave him to me right before Easter, as an Easter present. My bunny has a small white stuffed bunny that he licks and snuggles with.
We got Lilly from a teacher I teach with at school. She is white, gray, and tan, one year old calico. She is a great cat with a great personality!
Getting Dogs To Swallow Pills
My dog Gracie weighs about 20 pounds and has to take a small pill twice a day, every day. I just press it into a miniature marshmallow (being sure the pill is totally covered) and it becomes a treat!
No Beef or Bean Seven Layer Dip
Mash the non-diced avocado with cream cheese until well blended and spread into bottom of glass pie plate.
Selecting a Broker or Financial Planner
What are the most important things to consider when choosing a professional to help you define and meet your retirement goals?
Removing Pen Ink from Leather
I have tried all the tips and tricks suggested but nothing has worked! Any other idea on how to remove blue pen ink from tan leather?
Buy Men's Deodorant
I was looking at deodorant/antiperspirant and noticed that the men's had more in it than the women's did, for the exact same amount of money.
Litter Box Training a Kitten
I have an orphaned kitten that was around 4-5 days old when we found that she lived through a coyote attack. She is now 4 weeks old and ate her first "solid" food yesterday.
Make Each Mile Count
With gas being as high as it is it is very important to most of us to learn to handle as many chores as possible with fewer trips into town.
Using Olive Oil on Wood Floors
I saw a new method of cleaning wood floors with vinegar and water, then to make wood floor shiny using olive oil. Does the olive oil make the floor slick and dangerous?
Should irises be deadheaded after they're done blooming?
Use Micro-Fiber for Napkins
Instead of using paper napkins or short lived cloth napkins, I bought a stack of 8" x 8" micro-fiber cloths in the mid 90's. They can absorb 8 oz (1 glass) of water, each.
Recipe for Pumpkin Fudge
I have never made fudge using a candy thermometer, needing to reach soft ball stage, etc. We have never had a candy thermometer. My daughter hasn't either. She makes all kinds of fudge at holiday time.
Buying Old Calendars
Where can you get old calendars? I would like to buy some but have no idea where to get them!
Pasta Sauce Keeps Burning
No matter how low I cook it, my pasta sauce always scorches. Is it because I use a metal pot?
Yellow Finches Are Missing
I feed yellow and red finches year round. For the last four weeks the yellow finches have stopped coming. My daughter lives in Kernsnersville and she also has the same problem. I really miss the finches. It seems like they have just disappeared. What do you think?
Getting Rid of Chickweed in Lawn
My lawn is infested with Chickweed. It has never had it before. What caused it and what can I buy to get rid of it?
Harris Teeter Fruity Chicken Salad
Does anyone have a recipe for Harris Teeter chicken salad?
Getting Rid of Squirrels
Does anyone know how to get rid of squirrels? Are there any home remedies for getting them away from your house?
Perennial Vegetable Garden
We have a very small raised plot veggie garden. It will hold about 3 squash plants and a tomato plant. I am looking at planting it with something which would return every year rather than planting it annually.
Burnt Odor in Microwave
I was making one of those noodle microwave dishes (the black tray ones), I opened it up and put the dried vegetables in the container and put it in the microwave for 5 minutes.
Dog Has a Hot Spot
My 7 year old Dachshund has a hot spot. She seems to lick the inside of her back leg too much. I am trying to use a home remedy.
Removing Sharpie from Skin
I was sitting on the sofa and I was decorating my note book. I took the marker apart and started to squeeze it. A lot of stuff came out; so my question is, how do you get Sharpie off your hands?
Recipe for Happiness
A recipe that I hope everyone everywhere can utilise to the best of their abilities under any circumstance.
Mini Goat (Harrington, DE)
This is a goat that lives down the railroad tracks from my house. My niece and I walk down to the goats and feed them grass and flowers every now and then.
Scenery: Common Protea (Wathaba, South Africa)
We went on a hike at Wathaba, a breathtaking trail situated close to Machadodorp. On the hike, we came across these beautiful proteas that were in full bloom.
Scenery: Spring Flowers
Looking upward through the fluffy flowers, one feels hope surrounded by the beauty of nature. Makes one smile. It is uplifting to say the least.
Wildlife: Butterfly In Garden Center
My daughter and I love to wander through our local garden centers. The beautiful flowers and tranquil settings are a great stress relief during the week.
Bath Soak For Sore Muscles
Safe, all natural bath soak is easy to make and relaxes your tired sore muscles. Take 2 cups of Epsom salts and 2 cups of baking soda, mix together well and add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil or a combination of oils.
Filling Nail Holes in Wall
To fill nail holes in your walls where pictures once hung, mix up a couple of teaspoons of cornstarch and add water until it's a putty-like consistency. It dries relatively quickly and works like a charm.
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