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Hungry Man's ManicottiThis makes a lot. You can freeze it, and it is filling!
Coffee ShakeRefreshing and a quick pick up!
Breakfast PizzaUnroll crescent dough and place on greased 12 inch pizza pan; press seams together and press up sides of pan. In skillet, brown sausage; drain and cool slightly.
Chocolate Bundt CakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large mixing bowl, beat cake mix, water, eggs, orange peel and instant coffee powder until smooth. Spray a bundt pan generously with non-stick cooking spray.
Crispy Crunchy Corn ChipsThese are just as the title says - crispy and crunchy, and you can flavor them in many ways. The recipe specifies Parmesan cheese, which is very good, but you can use onion powder, Mrs. Dash, chili powder, cayenne, or whatever you like best.
Pinto Bean CasseroleCrush tortilla chips and sprinkle into greased 9x13 inch baking dish. In large bowl, combine beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce and taco seasoning; mix well. Pour over chips. Sprinkle with cheese.
Keep Flag From FrayingWe like to fly our American flag 24 hours a day, and living where the wind blows almost non-stop we go through a lot of flags. My father told me this secret to saving them.
Wash Dishes as You GoHow would you like visitors to drop by and you have a whole sink load of dirty dishes? This would embarrass me, and it also makes me think people are not very clean.
Wildlife: Peaches (Cat) And The Sandhill CranePeaches was making a commotion the other day in my home office, so I ran in there to see what was going on. She had found Big Bird outside of our window, and was trying to communicate with the bird.
Re-cover Worn ShoesI had a pair of shoes that really looked like they needed a 'pick-me-up' to give them some new life. I took some Fabri-Tac glue and some scrap fabric and measured to fit the shoes.
Flenters (Jack Russell Cross Breed)Flenters is an 8 year old Jack Russell cross breed. I got my dog when he was only 4 days old. A young couple that had been unemployed for several months was selling all their dogs in front of our local supermarket.
Freeze Leftover Vegetables for SoupsWhenever I have leftover vegetables, especially when it is only a small amount, I put them in a 2 pint plastic container with a lid. I always keep this container on a shelf in my freezer, so it is very convenient.
Buy Ham Hocks for RecipesHoney Baked Hams sells ham hocks. They have a lot of ham still on them, and they are priced by weight.
Rugs on Smooth Floors for DogsIf you have smooth floor surfaces in your home and an aging dog, please consider whether they would appreciate carpet runners to create safe pathways for them to get from place to place.
Stack Decorative TinsI recently moved from a larger to a smaller apartment. I love the decorator tins I get from thrift shops. They are an essential part of my kitchen/dining room decor, but this time, I had only enough room for one of them.
Biscuit (Terrier Mix)Biscuit is our 4 year old terrier mix. My husband was in the woods on his 4 wheeler and found her as a small puppy (she still had her milk teeth) as someone had thrown her away like trash.
Add Dish Soap to Bug SprayIf you have to spray any type of bug spray to save or preserve your plants or flowers, add a few drops of Dawn dish detergent to the mixture and it will actually help the spray stick and work.
Scenery: Sunset (Graham Lake, Maine)This is the lake where I fish at. One thing that was brought to my attention is how the setting sun remarkably resembles the Star of David, me being David. ;-)
Cleaning With BeerUse leftover beer to clean a greasy gas or electric stove. Also works well for cleaning glass windows. Just soak a thin cotton fabric with beer and scrub! Follow up with a clean cloth.
Tiered Gift Box "Cake"I did this for my sister's bridal shower, but you could do this in a birthday or another fun holiday theme! For a wedding gift tower:
Scenery: Thunderstorm (Hampton, TN)When it begins to thunderstorm, the mountains begin to look as if they are on fire. They reach up to the clouds. The whole earth looks like it is in a cloud!
Scenery: Cloud in the Mountains (West Virginia)This is a picture of one of the mountain tops covered by a cloud. We were traveling on our way to Virginia on April 23, 2011 and ran into a storm. At certain times, we were actually in the thunder clouds.
Filling Nail Holes in WallAn easy way to patch small holes in the wall is to use white toothpaste (not the gel type) and smooth. It can be painted over or covered with wallpaper. It can also be touched up with colored pens.
Wildlife: Backyard Baby OwlWe saw this baby owl in perched in a tree right outside our window in our backyard. It was one of 3 baby owls. My two little boys, 1 and 5 years old, were amazed by them.
My Frugal Life: Carl the CadillacI work just a block away from home. I had been walking to work, but pulled my Achilles Tendon and had to start driving to work.
MAAS to Clean Stainless Steel SinkStains resulting from harsh chemicals, etc. on your kitchen stainless steel sink can generally be removed by a gentle application of MAAS Metal Polishing Creme.
Ripping Seams EasilyI do a lot of sewing and sometimes make mistakes, resulting in having to rip out seams. While ripping the hem of an old flannel sheet to make pet bed covers, I knew it would take too much time.
Organizing Electric AdaptersI have a lot of things that use the adapters with the little black box on the cord that plugs in to the electrical outlet in order to use. Each one seems a different size.
Denim DinosaursStuffed denim shelf dinosaurs for room accents.
Circuit Breaker Trips But Power Is Still OnI have a Crouse Hinds 2 pole 30 amp breaker. It will trip, but the room it's to will still have power to it. Why?
Dusting Ceiling FansFor mess free dusting of ceiling fans, simply find an old pillowcase and dampen it. Place it over each blade separately, and slide it off while cleaning each blade.
Garden: Butterfly and Wildflowers (Graham, KY)This gorgeous butterfly, captured at two different angles, is enjoying the warm summer day in the sunshine. As it flies about, it stops on each of the wildflowers here in my mother's garden in Graham, KY. This photo was taken in July of 2010.
Keep Change of Clothes at WorkYou never know when you will need a change of clothes or a hygiene product. Working in the nursing field, you can run into so many things that can get on your clothing or make you smell bad.
Getting Rid of the Urine Smell from My Toilet?I have a dreadful urine stench from one of my toilets. The bathroom smells like a men's public toilet. It is cleaned frequently. What can I do?
Using Brown Sugar in Hummingbird Nectar?Is is OK to substitute brown sugar for white sugar in nectar?
Using Dawn Dishsoap on Plants to Deter Deer?I heard that you could use Dawn on plants outside so deer would not eat them. How much should I use?
Instruction Manual for Sears Serger?I have lost the instructions to thread and operate my serger. If you have a Sears serger I need your help. Thanks.
Kitchen Paint Color Advice?I need some help with what color to paint my kitchen walls and what to put on the floor. I have honey pine kitchen cabinets, tans and dark brown Formica countertop, antique brass knobs on cabinets and light fixtures. My curtains are a see thru tan.
Tiny Flying Insects in the House?I recently moved into my apartment. The air conditioning system is not the greatest, so I have to keep my bedroom window opened a majority of the time.
Cooling a Stone Garden Wall During Summer?Does anyone have any advice or suggestions for my problem? I have a small yard where all four walls, about 10 feet high, are made of stone and it's a virtual suntrap during the very hot summers in my country.
Ideas for Making a Fairy House From a Doll House?I bought this doll house at a yard sale, does anyone know how I can turn it into a Fairy House? Please help?
Review of No Sew Hem Products?Has anyone tried these knock offs of Style and Snap or Hemming My Way? Are they clear or are they opaque white? Do they work?
Finding the Best Price for Auto Repairs?The mechanic says my ac compressor is seeping and the hose took a dump and that it's about $700 to fix. Does anyone know how to find a little bit cheaper mechanic or if that price is correct?
Removing a Tannin Spot on Washable Blazer?I have a tannin spot on a yellow blazer that is washable. When I put it away last year, I didn't notice any spot. Is there any way to remove it without knowing what it came from?
Why Are the Leaves on My Tomatoes Turning Black?My tomatoes leaves are turning black underneath. What causes this? They are blooming at this time.
Making Snack Bowls From Old Record Albums?I have some old albums. I have seen them made into bowls by melting them in a regular oven, over oven proof bowls and bent into shape.
Advice for Painting Stripes on Walls?I am painting the living room and dining room area using 2 colors. I want to put stripes on the walls, but with an odd number of walls (5) how do I even it out to look good?
Electric Range Broiler Not Working?I have a 2004 electric stove/cooktop and everything works great except for the broiler function which just stopped heating up. How do I go about checking to see if the broiler element is burnt out?
Planting Cedars in Containers?Can I plant a six foot cedar in a container? If so, how large should the container be?
Paint Colors for Room with Red Sofa?I have a red sofa and red curtains. What color wall paint would go with my sofa and curtains?
Removing Double Sided Tape from Wood Floor?How can I remove double-sided tape on my wood floor? I have tried WD-40, furniture polish, alcohol, KaBoom, and ammonia. None of them have worked. Please help if you can.
Defrosting the Water Line to an Ice Maker?The water line going into the ice maker is frozen up with ice being visually present. How do I go about thawing out the line and preventing this from happening in the future?
Murray Riding Lawn Mower Won't Start?I have a Murray riding lawn mower. I changed the starter, battery, and the solenoid switch. When I turn the starter, I hear a humming sound.
Cleaning Stains on My Coach Bag?How do I get a stain out of my Coach bag? It maybe rain or some other stain?
Realistic Crochet Baby Doll Pattern?I am searching everywhere and hope someone can help me. I am looking for a realistic looking crocheted baby doll pattern. I would like it either preemie or new born size.
Getting Rid of Black Racer Snakes?I have a den of snakes living in my front door stoop which is hollow red brick. I have patched the holes I see and they have a hole the size of a dime they are now using which they made. I know I have at least 5 snakes.
Wording for a Pay Your Own Way Birthday Party?We are having a surprise 90th birthday for my neighbor and would like people to pay their own way, but not to bring a gift. Any nice suggestions on how to word this invitation?
Remedy for Hot Head?My head sweats, only my head (no odor). I had a hysterectomy 35 years ago but have been having this problem for 10 years now. It's getting worse.
Using OpenOffice.org Instead of MS Word?After eight years, our computer is finally showing its age. It has served us well. I will have a lot of learning to do with our new computer operating system, MS Windows 7, 64-bit operating system, once we buy it.
Norfolk Pine Turning Brown and Losing Needles?We had a hard winter for Corpus Christi, TX. Our Norfolk is now turning yellow, then brown and losing it's leaves/needles. The bottom part of tree seems to be OK. Is this caused from the hard winter or is there another problem? What should I do?
Determining the Value of a Older Sewing Machine?I have a 1967 White sewing machine, what is it worth? It is in good condition, works well.
Husqvarna Riding Mower Won't Start?I have a Husqvarna YTH1842, it has been starting fine. But today when I turned it off to check the grass catcher and tried to start it again, it wouldn't start. I stopped several times and started it each time just fine.
Home Remedy for a Dog with a Spider Bite?I need a home remedy to help my dog with a spider bite. She is 7 years old. I have used Epsom salt and given her Benadryl. Please help! I don't have money to take her to the vet.
Looking for Designs for Paper Art?I would like to find designs related to paper quilling, punch craft, or any paper art.
Cherry Tree is Losing Leaves?I have a weeping cherry tree that is about 5 years old. This Spring I had many blooms but now I have very few leaves. Indiana did have a very wet spring.
What is the Name of This Plant?This plant has a red tight berry cluster approximately 6 inches long on a foot long stem. Photos included of plant and berry clusters.
Tomato Plant Leaves Are Curling and Have Brown Spots?I just planted some tomato plants into a large pot, it's been about 5 days now. After I transplanted them I watered them with a little Miracle Gro and plain water. But some of my leaves are getting brown spots on them and around the edges they are browning and curling. What can I do ?
Treating Black Spot on Roses?I have noticed black spot on some of my roses. What do you suggest?Thanks.
Family Circle 1986 8 Hour Trip Around the World Quilt Instructions?I am looking for the 1986 Family Circle magazine instructions for the 8 hr quilt for the Trip Around the World pattern. I have seen some old posts on here about it, but nothing recent. Does anyone have those instructions?