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No Beef or Bean Seven Layer DipMash the non-diced avocado with cream cheese until well blended and spread into bottom of glass pie plate.
Mashed Potato ChickenMy 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 BreadIf 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.
Asparagus with JunkI know it's an odd title, but it tastes good.
Favorite TomatoesPreheat 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.
Wildlife: Butterfly In Garden CenterMy 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.
Aluminum Cooker for Baked PotatoesI 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.
Getting Dogs To Swallow PillsMy 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!
Crochet Hook HolderI 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.
Make Each Mile CountWith 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.
My Peeps TotesWe 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.
Seal Plastic Bag to Make AirtightTo 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.
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.
Squeeze Bottle for Watering PlantsSave 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.
Buy Men's DeodorantI 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.
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.
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.
Bath Soak For Sore MusclesSafe, 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.
Recipe for HappinessA recipe that I hope everyone everywhere can utilise to the best of their abilities under any circumstance.
Download Books From LibraryI have a small Netbook computer and I also like to read. I discovered I can download books from the library to my Netbook free.
Keeping Child Occupied at Outdoor EventBack 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.
Seal Costume Jewelry with Nail PolishI 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.
Filling Nail Holes in WallTo 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.
Use Micro-Fiber for NapkinsInstead 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.
My Frugal Life: Ways To Live On LessI 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.
Spring FlowersLooking upward through the fluffy flowers, one feels hope surrounded by the beauty of nature. Makes one smile. It is uplifting to say the least.
Lilly (Calico)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!
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?
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?
Deadheading Irises?Should irises be deadheaded after they're done blooming?
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?
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.
Harris Teeter Fruity Chicken Salad?Does anyone have a recipe for Harris Teeter chicken salad?
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.
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.
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?
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.
Buying Old Calendars?Where can you get old calendars? I would like to buy some but have no idea where to get them!
Difference Between Bread Machine and Regular Yeast?What's the difference between bread machine yeast and regular yeast? Thanks.
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.
Pasta Sauce Keeps Burning?No matter how low I cook it, my pasta sauce always scorches. Is it because I use a metal pot?
What Are These Flowers?What kind of flowers are these?
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?
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?
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?
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.