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Freezing PotatoesCooked potatoes work best for freezing. Fresh potatoes can be frozen but the texture is often altered. Potatoes are often frozen in the form of french fries, shredded potatoes and diced potatoes. This is a page about freezing potatoes.
Valentine's Cake PopsThese popular bite size desserts are perfect as a Valentine's Day treat and great as a party centerpiece. This is a page for Valentine's cake pops.
Homemade Antibacterial WipesThis is a page about homemade antibacterial wipes. Disposable wipes for cleaning hands and faces can prevent illness and allow quick clean up in the car or on the go but can be expensive.
Valentine's Day Dinner IdeasHere are ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day at home, whether you are making a romantic dinner for two or a festive heart filled family meal. This is a page about Valentine's Day dinner ideas.
Heart Shaped Foods For Valentine's DayThis is a page about heart shaped foods for Valentine's Day. Making foods into the shape of a heart transforms them from ordinary to special. This an easy way to celebrate Valentine's Day at home.
Craft Ideas Using Recycled CrayonsThis page contains craft ideas using recycled crayons. Ever wonder what to do with those stubs of crayons? Old crayons can be used in a variety of crafts from making new crayons to candles.
Selecting Valentine's Day FlowersBouquets of flowers are a traditional gift for this romantic holiday but they can be expensive and wilt quickly. Here are tips for choosing long lasting and beautiful flowers without spending a bunch of money. This is a page about selecting Valentine's Day flowers.
Sauerkraut SaladIf you like sauerkraut, you'll love this salad. One of my sister in-law's favorites!
Marinated Vegetable SaladI love the combination of veggies in this recipe. Very good, sweet yet tangy marinade.
Cauliflower SaladThis is a great, fresh-tasting salad! Cauliflower is one of my favorite veggies. This salad is one of my favorites because of my love for cauliflower - so good!
Chicken Barley SoupYou can use leftover cooked chicken by simply reducing the cooking/seasoning time in step two to just under 1 minute instead of 2 minutes.
Chicken EnchiladasMy friend taught me to make these years ago when our children were still small. Our families both just love them! I do not put in the jalapeno peppers, as we think they are too hot.
Blue Cheese DressingGreat dressing for a lettuce salad or for dipping fresh veggies in.
Onion Chip CasseroleI like this simply because I think it's kind of unique. Very tasty.
Syrup for Flavoring CoffeeMake your own coffee flavoring syrups at home in any flavor you want (within reason - bacon flavor might not be a good choice in your coffee).
Greeting Card TrivetCreate a Christmas trivet from an inexpensive tile and a recycled Christmas card or wrapping paper. It can be displayed on an easel when not in use. Makes a great Christmas gift along with an inexpensive easel!
Make Your Own Shopping BagsI don't know about you but I hate having to unload 20 bags of groceries that only hold a few items each. seems like it takes forever to haul them all in. I love using my own handmade fabric grocery bags.
Travel: Oxymoron (Cappadocia, Turkey)Several years ago, my boyfriend and I explored and hot air ballooned in Cappadocia. This area in Central Turkey is best known for its unique moon-like landscape, underground cities, cave churches and houses carved in rocks.
Painted Clothespin Bag ClipsBuy new clothespins for this craft as they come in contact with food stuff.
Finding Inexpensive Bird CagesFinding bird cages at affordable prices can sometimes be difficult. You can save money on bird cages in several ways.
Freeze Pantyhose To Make Them LastThe next pair of panty hose you buy, put water in a ziploc zipper bag and put your new panty hose inside put in the freezer. A couple of days before you need them, take out, un-thaw and hang to dry. They will be difficult to put on the first time, but will last much longer.
Scenery: Twin Icicle DripsDripping icicles are a sure sign that warmer days are ahead. Lucky to have caught twin drips at the same time.
Charlie (Cat)Charlie is 4 years old. We got Charlie three years ago, one day before he was to be put to sleep. The girl who had him was moving. Since Charlie has a little condition, she didn't think anyone would adopt him. We did!
Reusing Fabric Clothing TiesRecycling has always been a must for me. Just seems you can find a craft looming in almost everything that you really don't need or want on your clothing. I hate ties on my blouses and pants.
Wildlife: Mated WoodpeckersI had to have an old dead tree removed from my backyard, and although I knew it had to come down, it was very sad for me. The tree that was taken out was the favorite 'snack bar' for a pair of mated woodpeckers.
Link: Basic Crocheted SocksHere is an easy pattern for crocheted socks, which make great gifts. This is a good first project for the beginning crocheter.
Hairspray And Newspaper Gift WrappingThe Luxury Spot site suggests that for a little gift, you can spray newspaper thoroughly with HAIR SPRAY for a cool lacquer finish! You will never be without wrapping paper again!
Curtis TV DVD Player Intermittent?Some DVDs play on my TV and some do not. The Curtis TV is fine in every other way. This is something we cannot understand. The DVDs play on other TVs but not this one.
Organizing Molly Bolts and Screws?I'm always hanging something that requires a molly bolt. I have a tray with all types and sizes of screws, nails, molly bolts, etc. that I've collected over the years.
Kenmore/Whirlpool Not Spinning With Heavy Load?I have about a 12 year old Kenmore Elite (Whirlpool made) washer that doesn't spin fast enough when it has a heavy load in it to spin out all the water from the clothes or even fast enough to discharge the fabric softener.
Value of a Set of Encyclopedia Americanna?What is a set of the Encyclopedia Americanna, 1829-1956, all 30 volumes worth?
Ideas for Girl's Second Birthday Party?My daughter's birthday party will be held on February 4th, a Saturday. I have no idea what to do. I live in Los Angeles and need some ideas as to what I can do besides having a birthday party at home.
Difference Between Baking Powder and Baking Soda?What is the difference between baking powder and baking soda?Thanks a heaps.
Cleaning Burned Food Off Stove Top?How do I clean the spillover of cranberry sauce on my new GE double oven 6 burner range top? It looks like a black residue that is now hard. I have used hot water, Soft Scrub, and vinegar. Can you recommend anything else?
Games for Girl's 12th Birthday Party?My 12 year old daughter is having a sleepover for her birthday. She will have 3 close friends staying, but is stuck on ideas for games. Do you have any ideas?
Asking My Boyfriend to Sadies?I want to ask my boyfriend to Sadies, in a cute way. I want to ask him at his soccer game, but I can't think of anything exotic to do for him. I already know he will say yes, but I still want to ask him. Help!
Gift Ideas for Boyfriend's 18th Birthday?My boyfriend and I have been going out for 7 months now and his birthday is January 25th. I don't know what to get him, he likes rock, hard rock, wrestling, and art, but he isn't really into sports. He keeps telling me he has what he wants and that's me. Please help me:)
Silk Dress Shrank in the Wash?I bought a maxi dress that says 100% silk with a 100% polyester lining on the label. I washed the dress on a delicate cycle in a wash bag and hung it up to dry on a hanger. However now when I put the dress on the lining is longer than the fabric at the front and back.
Shopping for a Tub or Shower Caddy?I recently replaced my shower head with one of those with the long hose. Sorry, I don't know what it's called. I haven't found an over the showerhead caddy that doesn't get in the way of using this device.
Repairing a Polyester Scarf?How can I fix a snag and tiny hole in new polyester scarf? It is a little stronger than silk material. Thank you.
Removing Cigarette Smell from a Fabric Purse?How do I get the cigarette smell out of a nylon purse I bought secondhand?
Is Life Insurance Payout Taxable?I received $6000 in life insurance money when my father passed away. Do I have to claim it on my tax return?
Getting Rid of Mice?How do I get rid of house mice?
Cubed Steak Recipe?What can I do with cubed steak?
Replacing a Pull Out Sofa Bed With a Storage Box?I want to remove the "pull out bed" in our 12 foot sectional and replace it with a free standing wood storage box, which would support the cushions. I have the idea, but not the know-how. Anyone have any ideas? :)
Creative Way to Ask Boyfriend to Tolo?Tolo is coming up at our school and I want to ask my boyfriend to the dance in a crazy, creative way. We've been dating for a while and he's a little shy and doesn't really like a lot of attention on him.
Natural Flea Deterrent for Cats?Does garlic or variation like powder work on cats? I have a boy who sprays so is out most of the time and is allergic to fleas and Frontline, etc. Midnight looses most of his fur in warm months and breaks out in scabs. I mostly see dog solutions, but my guy is 11 pounds and clearly a feline.
Making a Clothes Hanger Furniture Duster?I had a clothes hanger that had yarn looped around it and it was used as a furniture duster. I'd like to find out how it was made.
Kitchen Paint Color Advice?I'm looking to paint my kitchen. The counter tops are an emerald green, the cabinets are wood, and the appliances are black. Painting the counters is not an option either. Any ideas?