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September 28, 2011
My favorite to eat as a snack. Also love to make these for potlucks!
Make-Ahead Chicken Hot Dish
Very good recipe. So easy!
One of my favorite cookies!
Mashed Potato Tips
This page contains mashed potato tips. Mashed potatoes can easily be varied with a little creative ingredient adjustment. Whether you use different potato varieties or add other vegetables or flavorings, mashed potatoes can be enhanced to complement many dishes.
Removing Cup Ring from Wood Furniture
Someone visiting sat a BK paper coffee cup on my brand new, unpaid for, wooden entertainment center. It left a round circle. I sprayed Pledge and cleaned, but it is still there. Can someone please help me remove this stain?
Training a Young Pit Bull Puppy
My daughter was given a 4 week old Pit Bull puppy. Will he learn from her what to do and not do? I have heard puppies learn a lot from their mothers and siblings. I don't want him to be mean and aggressive.
Making a Soap Angel
This is a guide about making soap angels. Soap is a great medium for making carved mini sculptures. A soap angel would make a great holiday decoration or gift.
Making Drinkable Yogurt
This is a guide about making drinkable yogurt. Drinkable yogurt is a popular, healthy snack for kids and adults alike. While there are commercial brands available, you can make your own inexpensive version at home.
Making a Homemade Pharaoh Costume
Here is a great homemade costume for your little Pharaoh. The instructions are simple, well written, and the materials won't bankrupt the empire.
Making a Pharaoh Costume
This is a guide about making a Pharaoh costume. Who wouldn't want to be Pharaoh for a day? This costume is sure to be a hit whether you are just trick-or-treating or headed out to a costume party.
Removing Rust Stains on Concrete
Anyone have a good solution for cleaning rust stains off of concrete? A car has leaked rust onto our concrete driveway. I tried mixing OxiClean with hot water and pouring it on top but no luck.
Making Dutch Baby Pancakes
I would like to know if these pancakes can be made ahead of time. I plan on making them for our fellowship time after church and will be cooking for about 35 people. I would like to make them before church and then warm them up when it is time to serve them.
This is a guide about repairing clothing. Buying clothes, new or used, can really add up. Repairing your existing jackets, pants, shirts, socks, shoes and accessories can save you big money in the long run.
Making a Homemade Peter Pan Costume
Here is a site with excellent instructions for putting together an adorable homemade Peter Pan costume.
Making a Peter Pan Costume
This is a guide about making a Peter Pan costume. Dressing up as Peter Pan is a perfect way to stay forever young, for a night. A favorite with children of all ages, Peter Pan is a wonderful Halloween costume idea.
Saving Money On Computer Software
This is a guide about saving money on computer software. Buying programs and games for your computer can get expensive. Here are some ways to save.
Making a Homemade Optimus Prime Costume...
Here is an excellent site with step-by-step homemade version of the Optimus Prime costume. It's very detailed and looks great!
Making an Optimus Prime Costume (The...
This is a guide about making and Optimus Prime costume (The Transformers). Every young boy in the 80's loved Optimus Prime and the Transformers. Now with the popularity of the movies these giant transforming robots are being enjoyed by a whole new generation.
Removing Cat Urine Odor from Subflooring
We are considering the purchase of an old farmhouse that has an overwhelming smell of cat urine. The carpets will be removed, but what about the sub flooring? Any suggestions? I have heard about sanding and applying a thick epoxy paint/sealant. Will that work?
Cherimoya Tree Not Producing Fruit
Would someone please tell me how to grow cherimoya? My tree didn't produce any fruit, even though it had lots of flowers.
Planning a Surprise 21st Birthday Party
It's my boyfriend's 21st birthday soon and I am planning him a surprise party at a billiards hall. I was hoping someone would have a suggestion on how to make it better!
Making Homemade Fondant
This is a guide about making homemade fondant. Fondant covered cakes are very popular right now. If you don't want to buy pre-made fondant, you can make your own.
Homemade Pig Costume
A few accessories, paired with a pink outfit, can quickly transform your child into an adorable pig this Halloween. The best part is that this is a no-sew costume.
Making a Pig Costume
This is a guide about making a pig costume. Making a pig costume is simple. It can also be easily adapted for warm or cold Halloween weather.
Homemade Infant Owl Costume
This masked owl costume is adorable. Made of felt, this costume is sure to be a hoot this Halloween.
Craft Project: Pinwheel Card
A card suitable for most occasions.
Making an Owl Costume
This is a guide about making an owl costume. Join the creatures of the night this Halloween in an owl costume. Soar through your neighborhood collecting candy.
Colt is a wandering neighborhood cat, he's so sweet, but he's very skittish and shy, usually never coming very close to anyone. I wonder if he's been abused? The neighbor calls him Colt.
Buddy is a 1 year old Chihuhua/minpin. I got him on December the 8th. My mum got me it for Christmas. I cried loads, it was the best gift I've ever received. He is my world. :)
Graham Cracker Dessert
I am looking for a dessert recipe that has a graham cracker crust, filling, and is topped with chocolate frosting. It tastes just like a chocolate eclair.
My Frugal Life: Don't Be Persuaded!
Manufacturers are so good at persuading us that we HAVE to have their products that it's difficult not to end up buying all sorts of things that we really don't need.
Making a Fleece Lap Blanket
I need directions for making a fleece lap blanket for a nursing home patient. I saw a blog about it and was instructed to contact ThriftyFun for directions. Thanks!
Pear Butter Novice
I am making pear butter this year and have a good juicer. I want to try to make it without sugar or sweeteners. I would like to use lemon juice to keep it from browning, but I am afraid it will make it sour. I am going to cook it in a slow cooker. Will this help keep it from discoloring?
Pie in a Jar
Can you make pies in a jar, seal with lids, and leave on the shelf like cake or bread in a jar? Anyone ever tried it?
I want to vacuum pack vegetables without cooking them. Can you freeze vegetables without cooking them?
Christmas Gifts Ideas for Convalescent Home Residents
I'm doing a Christmas show for a local convalescent home. I'm looking at having small presents for the 50 - 75 residents of the convalescent home. Any suggestions?
Wildlife: Last of the Hummingbirds
I had already taken down my hummingbird feeder, BUT on seeing a flash of one come to the window, I put it back up with sugar water in it. Sure enough, up came this fat little fella.
Scenery: Sunset (Whiskey Run Beach, OR)
This is one of many gorgeous sunsets out at Whiskey Run beach near Bandon, Oregon. This is my absolute favorite beach. It is where I used to go to clear my dramatically-stressed head in high school.
Determining Value of an Antique Philadelphia Lawn Trimmer
I just got a reel type Philadelphia Lawn Trimmer. It has on the handle, 1912 cast in, as well as, Philadelphia. This is not a full width but a narrow trimmer, with one drive wheel and one small wheel on the other side. This is the first one I have seen of this type.
Wildlife: Mama And Baby Deer (Shenandoah...
While driving along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park a few weeks ago, I was able to capture this Mother Doe and her Fawn posing together ever so nicely in the woods. I couldn't have planned it any better myself.
Green Beans and Ham
This is simple, down-home food. It was one of my favorites growing up and still is now. It's simple and a really great way to get kids to eat veggies - the beans taste too good to resist.
Add Miracle Whip To Mashed Potatoes
I love to make mashed potatoes with Miracle Whip (not mayonnaise) instead of the usual butter/milk combo. Just add an amount to give the taste and texture you want, it's really different and delicious.
Add Spice to Your Caramels
Consider adding some spice to your caramel candies. Infuse your cream and butter mixture with a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, cloves, or anise. I like to add a bit of rum extract during the holidays.
Avoid Antibiotic Soap
Just remember: do not use soap that is antibiotic; when it gets into our water it kills anything that grows. Also it apparently doesn't work; it has to be on your hands much longer than the time you spend washing them.
Deter Sugar Ants From Coming Inside
We've fought them off and on for the last 4 years. I've posted before about using a solution of Boraxo/boric acid mixed with sugar for them to take back to the nest. Unfortunately, they just keep coming back. I've even heard they'll build nests in your walls.
Dutch Baby Pancake
This is a popover type pancake. You bake it in the oven, and it puffs up beautifully and then completely deflates! Don't worry, it's supposed to do that.
Garden: Bumble Bee
I am terrified of bees and, yet, mesmerized by them at the same time. I absolutely LOVE taking pictures of them! Here is a bumble bee pollinating a yellow blossom at Shore Acres State Park; beautiful gardens.
Ginger Ale Steak
If you like sweet and sour, this recipe is for you! The time from start to serve, is anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. My husband and I love ginger. It's not only good for you, but it can be delicious in just about everything we cook.
Hair Gel for Eyebrows
Don't buy those clear mascaras to keep your eyebrows in place and looking lovely! Go to your local dollar store and find a clear hair gel that is unscented.
How to Complain to a Company and Get Real Results
I've recently had to log more than one customer complaint, with different companies. Here's the strategy that worked for me.
Protecting your Camera
Protect your camera from the rain, sand, and elements (at the beach, etc.) by putting it in a plastic bag such as a Ziploc bag.
Really Saving Money at Walmart
We all know that Walmart honors other store's sales ads for the same item, but did you know that Walmart also will honor other store's coupons that say they are only valid in that other store?
Removing Duplicates in iTunes
I know how to get rid of duplicates on iPad. If you hold and press the icon until it shakes you will see a tiny x in the corner, them just press that and delete!
Shop At Church Mega Sales
Every year our local church has this huge sale where if you come on the last day, not only is everything still there, they start at noon with $3.00 a bag whatever will fit; then at 3:00, it's everything half off; then at 5:00 whatever is left is free.
Start By Sorting Books Alphabetically
My solution has four facets. First, go through and alphabetize your books according to title, laying them on the shelf flat with one pile for one or two alphabet letters. If the pile gets too large, start another one.
Substitute Spaghetti For Toothpicks
My caretaker wanted to make a meal that required toothpicks to hold it together while it cooked, but we didn't have any so we used spaghetti broken into the proper lengths and it worked great.
Use Squeegee For Shower Enclosure
I keep a squeegee in the shower and using it after showering seems to do the trick without chemicals.
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