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Peanut Butter Chip and Marshmallow Chocolate CrispiesQuick and easy no bake treats.
Arkansas TravelersChop turkey, cheese, avocado and tomato into 1/4 inch cubes; place in large bowl. Add bacon and dressing. Spoon 1/2 cup between two slices of toast.
Cheese CasseroleMix eggs, milk and flour together, and pour over cheeses and chilies. Add 3-4 small tomatoes cut in wedges around edge of dish. In the middle, spread 3-4 tablespoons of picante sauce.
Afternoon Delight SaladLet cheese warm at room temperature until soft. Mix cheese until creamy. Mix in fruit cocktail (drained). Fold in container Cool Whip. Add marshmallows.
Spinach PieRoll out half of dough and line 9 inch buttered pie pan. Saute' peppers and ham in oil for 3 minutes. Season with pepper. Whisk 2 eggs and ricotta cheese in large bowl.
All-American Style Potato SaladThis is an old family recipe and might take a little longer to prepare than some of the quicker ones today, but you sure will enjoy the difference. It's easy enough, so just have fun making and sharing it with those you love most.
Butter CookiesI've been making these cookies for over thirty years, and they always end up being a favorite.
Beans and Rice with a KickThis is a quick and easy recipe that tastes great, even the kids love it, and it costs less than $10 to make!
Grapefruit PieIn saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add water, and cook over medium heat until thickened and clear. Remove from the heat. Add gelatin, and stir until dissolved; cool.
Tortilla-Lime SoupIn saucepan, simmer broth, chicken and juice 2 minutes. Add cilantro and pinch of black pepper. Put chips in bowl. Add soup.
Margarita Chicken SaladHeat coals of gas grill. Prepare margarita dressing. Cover and grill chicken 4-6 inches from heat 15-20 minutes, turning and brushing occasionally with dressing until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.
Shampoo For Ring Around the CollarTo remove ring-around-the-collar stains on dress shirts or polo/golf shirts, scrub a dab of shampoo into each stain with an old toothbrush before you run your laundry.
Wildlife: Fourth Generation Raccoons (Rancho Palos...These are the wild raccoons that frequent our yard. This is the fourth generation of raccoons. They enjoy dipping in to our dog's food. It has been a real treat watching them grow up, and grow old.
Facecloths for Paint CleanupMaybe not a new idea, but it happened today, and I immediately thought of my Thrifty pals/buddies. I was painting a small wall in my hallway. I dripped paint onto the floor. All my rags were too wet or too dirty, and I was stuck in a corner.
Lemon Curd Preparation TipsI use my Jack LaLane juicer to juice 4 pounds of lemons to make a quart of lemon curd. I also strain the lemon juice after using the juicer to avoid pulp in the smooth texture of the creamy, luscious lemon curd.
Foam Board to Insulate WindowsI live in a apartment that doesn't have shutters on the windows. So, in the summertime it gets really warm in the apartment. I decided to buy the biggest foam board out there and cut it down to almost the size of my glass part on my windows.
Keeping Ladybugs Out of HouseI'm using petroleum jelly and baby oil instead of caulking to keep ladybugs out of my home. The petroleum jelly is used around the window sills and openings.
Snow in The Cherokee National Forest...Snow is so beautiful when it is a hot day and the temperature is near 100! I am so enjoying looking at this picture!
Cook Spinach With Coconut OilWe all know that spinach is good for us - we should eat it everyday. I have also discovered Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil. This has great benefits, good for your hair, skin, weight loss, lowers blood pressure, and a whole host of other things.
Paper Towel Roll Fire StarterRecycle your paper towel roll into a fire starter for your fireplace. Keep the empty towel rolls by your dryer. When cleaning out your dryer lint, fill the empty towel rolls. Works great with egg cartons too!
Scenery: My Backyard (Chesterfield, VA)These pictures were taken in my back yard which just about takes up the whole place for all the plants. I have rose of Sharons - 3 colors, angel trumpets - 4 colors, iris, lilies, bananas, palms and many more.
Wildlife: Wild Horses Running (Nevada)This is a picture of a couple of the wild horses that came out by our house in Nevada. It was a really windy day, and they were being playful and chasing each other. They looked like they were having a lot of fun
Scenery: Winter Sunset (Stagecoach, NV)This picture was taken during the late winter in Stagecoach, NV. I happened to glance outside as I was walking through our kitchen, and saw this breathtaking scene. I quickly got my camera and began taking pictures.
Buying and Transplanting Bedding PlantsEach spring nurseries and garden centers offer a wide variety of bedding plants. Here are some tips to help make the transition from garden center to garden soil as smooth as possible.
Seal Plastic Bags with Water Bottle TopCut up a disposable water bottle and keep the neck and top, as in photo. Insert the plastic bag through the neck and screw the top to seal. The bag is made to be air-tight, such that water will not leak, the secret lies with the top and screw cap!
Use Magnet To Pick Up Nails After ConstructionAfter a renovation or construction outside there are quite often loose nails lying about. Rather than trying to find them and pick them up, construct a sweeper board with high-powered magnets to do the work.
Mama and Baby KittenHere's a super cute video of a mama cat sleeping with her baby kitten.
Kiddie Pool As CoolerWhen cooking and serving out-of-doors, pick up one of those cheap, rigid plastic kiddy pools, fill it with ice, and set bowls of cold foods in the ice. You can also keep cans of juice or soda pop in the pool.
Garden: Roses in AbundanceRoses that have vivid colors.
Baby Possum (Chillicothe, IL)We are in the small town of Chillicothe, Illinois, and discovered that we had baby possums behind our store. We put out a trap. This is a picture of the seventh one we caught.
Deep Clean Your Hair With Baking SodaI read in a book that washing your hair weekly with baking soda takes all the build-up from hair products and such out of your hair. You just add about a half a palm full to your shampoo for the night and wash your hair as usual.
Obsessed with CouponsTo say that I'm obsessed with extreme couponing is almost an understatement. What started as a special television program in January has become a weekly program, teaching viewers how to become extreme couponers who take home four carts of groceries for under $50.
Plarn Coin PurseSquare coin purse made from grocery plastic bag. With this craft, I reduced plastic garbage going into the environment.
Millie (Cocker Spaniel)Millie is an 8 year old Cocker Spaniel. I got Millie a year ago from a family that had 8 dogs, and some of them were picking on her and biting her. The family decided to find her a new home.
Phoenix the Great (Mixed Breed Long Haired...Phoenix the Great is a 9 month old mixed breed long haired rooster. We put a request on freecycle.org for a baby chick, since the school's chickens had not incubated because the electric went out one day.
What Breed is My Dog?I was wondering if anyone could tell me what type of dog I have. We have her papers and the papers say she is Husky/mix, but what does that mean? If you know please help me out.Thanks again.
Wallpaper Removal with Dawn Dish Detergent?How much Dawn do you put in the spray bottle?
Suggestions for Starting a Home Business?I am thinking of starting a home business and would like some ideas. I make homemade candy, cookies, and I make baskets. I'm just trying to find that niche but can't seem to do it.
Can I Connect a Microwave to a Surge Protector?Does connecting a microwave to a surge protector damage it in any way?
Purchasing a Home After a Foreclosure?I had a house go into foreclosure in 2007. My loan officer advised me yesterday that the mortgage company that financed the house that went into foreclosure has put that house back on my credit report as outstanding, indicating I owe them 20K.
Hair Dye Stains on Cabinets?How do I get dark hair dye stains off my light wood bathroom cabinets without damaging them?
Mower Starts But Dies When Put in Gear?I have a Murray model 405000X8 13.5HP riding mower. It starts fine, but when I put it in gear to go forward or reverse it dies. It also dies when I turn the mower blade on. It sounds like a kill switch problem. Thanks for your help.
Controlling Insects on Corn?What can I put on corn ears to keep the bugs and worms from eating them before they are harvested?
Avocado Plant Spindly and Leaves Dying?My avocado plant is about a foot tall with two long and skinny branches that are sticking out. There are a few dying leaves on the plant with some smaller leaves trying to grow. What is the problem and what should I do?
What is This Plant?This plant pops up in the wooded area of my property, in a different spot each spring. It has tiny pink flowers. Anyone know what it is?
Eligibility for Survivor's Disability Benefits?I am 30 years old and found out recently that my mother never received money from the state for myself and 3 siblings after my father died in 1990. I think he was on partial disability and received some money for that.
POA Rights and Responsibilities?If I have POA on my mom's banking account, do I have the right to transfer her money into my account if I feel she in not being competent with her money? Or is that illegal?
Changing the Filter on a Whirlpool Conquest Ice Maker?I have a Whirlpool gold Conquest that will not make ice, the filter light is on and will not reset. Where is the filter to change?
Cleaning Stains in Toilet?We have iron and sulfur in our water. Our toilet has a brown water ring at the water's edge. One time, when I cleaned the the toilet, I forgot to flush.
Maple Tree Leaves Dying in Patches?I have a maple that is approximately 20 to 25 years old. About three years ago, it began losing large areas of leaves by late June. The following year, the leaves do not reappear leaving large areas of the tree bare.
Cat Started Spraying Again After a Move?I have an adult male cat named Smokey. I had him fixed when he was young, and he stopped spraying for some years. I recently moved, and he has started spraying again. Help! I don't want to get rid of Smokey, but I can't stand the smell. Can I get him fixed again?
Natural Remedy for Anxiety?What do you do for anxiety? Would you suggest some natural remedies? I need something to get me through a difficult time right now. I may just go to the doctor and get a prescription, but I don't want to take anything for any length of time and especially something that is addictive.
Plastic Jets and Dials on Jacuzzi are Discolored?I just lifted the lid off my Jacuzzi and all of the jets, dials, etc. have gone a brown colour and it won't come off. The plastic has changed colour. This has never happened before, please help.
What Kind of Glue to Use on a Puzzle?What kind of glue would you use on a puzzle after you have put it together?
Buying Frozen Rhubarb?Where do I find frozen rhubarb in Los Alamitos/Long Beach, CA area?
Asking a Guy to Prom?So I'm kind of a chubby girl and there is this guy at my school on the football team that I wanna ask to prom next year. You see, I'm kind of an outcast and I've liked him ever since 7th grade. How would I go about asking him to the prom?