December 9, 2011

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Chocolate PretzelsThese are a favorite of my husband. He will eat them almost as fast as I can make them!


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Lime Cilantro HummusYou can substitute the lime juice with the milder flavored lemon juice or even a half and half mixture of the two if you prefer.


A casserole dish of sage bread stuffing for or to serve with poultry

Sage Poultry StuffingThis recipe is delicious when used to stuff your birds for the holidays whether it be a turkey, chicken or, as we did for Thanksgiving Cornish Hens. It is very versatile, as you can also use it to make a casserole from the leftover turkey or chicken.


Tree shaped green frosted mint brownies.

Chocolate Mint Christmas BrowniesBake your favorite fudge brownies and turn them into a Christmas minty Treat.


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Sweet and Sour MeatballsI usually don't have much time to make things from scratch, so I usually use frozen meatballs, but any recipe that you like is fine.


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Peanut Butter Balls (Buckeyes)Creamy, delicious and easy to make! I forgot how good and easy these are until i got the recipe out and made them for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved them and they disappeared fast!



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Find Support Parents In Your AreaFind other parents in your area. There is both strength and solace in numbers. Share information! Be open to new ideas. I've been parenting my son for 9 years, 7 knowing he was 'different', 6 with the label autistic.


Winter Surprise In Alabama, Poinsettia in the Snow

Holiday: White Christmas (Madison, AL)Last winter I woke up to a very White Christmas which was absolutely beautiful except I live in the deep south and we very rarely get any snow. We get a dusting of snow every winter but nothing like this.


Stacks of craft items and boxes all over the place (before)

The Great Room SwapAs you all know, I am a crafter. I also live in what some would consider, me included, a very small apartment. It's less than 620 square feet, which is my daughter's living room and kitchen!


Reese the Doberman/German Shepherd

Reese (Doberman/German Shepherd)Reese is a 3 year old Doberman/German Shepherd. My mom gave her to me for my birthday, Reese was 5 months old at the time. My mom got her from the shelter as a rescue dog, she was pretty banged up.


Sunrise in Manchester

Scenery: Sunrise (Manchester, WA)I really love the view from Manchester at sunrise. With Mt. Rainer, the islands of the Puget Sound, and Seattle across the water, and the quant homes along the beach; it is truly picturesque.


Growing Artichokes

Growing ArtichokesArtichokes usually take more than 150 days to mature from seed and are highly sensitive to extremes of hot and cold-a narrow set of growing requirements that eliminates them from most gardens.


Several dish cloths in varying colors.

Cotton Dishcloth and Plarn Table CenterpieceI used one pattern to make a dish cloth and a table centerpiece


Dog Flushing Tennis Balls

Bella (Hound-Lab Mix)I don't know if Bella was trying to tell me that her tennis balls needed cleaned or if she was asking me to flush them and get new ones. She is so funny and cute, she looks so innocent.


Homemade cinnamon sugar shaker jar with tag.

Cinnamon Sugar Shaker As GiftPurchase a glass shaker jar. I found one at the dollar store. In a bowl, mix one tablespoon of cinnamon with a half cup of sugar. This will give you enough to fill about two or three jars.


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Use for Anchor on Rosette CraftingRight now a "hot" trend in crafting and rubber stamping is to make rosettes for putting on a card or package. That consists of scoring and folding lightweight paper (like scrapbooking sheets), gluing and accessorizing.


Christmas Tree with Homemade Ornaments

Holiday: Christmas Tree with Homemade OrnamentsIn 2000, I remade some of the older ornaments and then headed for Alaska, sure I would be back way before the 2001 Holiday Season. Then life happened and it was another 10 years till I was where I could have a tree and use the ornaments again.


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Use Vinegar Spritz To Train Dog Not To BiteI have a Yorkie who is prone to biting and my trainer says to try vinegar in a spritz bottle. He says it will not hurt their vision, but I am sure it will sting when squirted.


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Wipe Off Messy Hands Before WashingI hate wasting water trying to wash my slimy, messy hands after mixing ingredients. So just before I turn the water on to wash, I take a paper towel or paper napkins and wipe off as much of the mess from my hands and under my finger nails.


Lavender Blizzard Geranium Closeup

Lavender Blizzard GeraniumI have several of these Lavender Blizzard geranium plants and the color is lovely. They are blooming now at this time in December in our mild climate.


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Storing TongsI bought a small magnetic curtain rod and stuck it to the side of the refrigerator. The tongs are hung on the rod. It's on the side of the fridge where no one is going to be poked in the eye.



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Clear Sequins Have Turned Yellow?How do I get the sequins on my dress clear again? They have turned yellow.


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Nu Wave Temperature Conversion?Nu Wave has a temperature selection from one to ten. How do I know what the temperature is if I select a number from one to ten? For example what temperature is it if I choose number five?


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Writing a Letter for an 80th Birthday?How should I write a letter to my father-in-law for his 80th birthday?


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