January 31, 2012

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Recipes

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Au Gratin PotatoesThese are some of my favorite potatoes ever! Love the cheese.

 

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Easy Taco DipIt's fast and easy and everyone loves it!

 

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Peach of a PieThis recipe is not only very good, but also very easy to fix.

 

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Scalloped OnionsA favorite of my grandmother.

 

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Sticky BunsThese are great because they are very soft and gooey. Best eaten when still warm!

 

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Buffalo Buttered PopcornThis would be a good one for the coffee table on Super Bowl Sunday ;-) To enhance this snack serve with the traditional Buffalo side of blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

 

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Sticky BunsThese are great because they are very soft and gooey. Best eaten when still warm!

 

Articles

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Punching Lantern Holes In Recycled CansFill can with water and freeze. This will give the can stability so that it does not collapse when you hammer with nail.

 

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Sort Unwanted Possessions for DonationI have started two stations in my house to reduce clutter and it's working well. I put 2 boxes in the back porch. One is for stuff we're donating to Goodwill, the other is for yard sale stuff.

 

Stacks of Megablocks with white surgical tape across the front. Words like "hippopotomus", "elephant", and "her" are written on them.

Homemade Spelling AidUse blocks or Megablocks (Legos) for spelling and reading aids for young kids. I used white surgical tape to create a white surface on blocks, then wrote words on them with black marker.

 

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Use Ammonia For Stove Drip PansThis works great. I bought several sets of drip pans before I discovered this EASY way to do it.

 

Pomegranates growing on a tree

Growing PomegranatesPomegranate plants (Punica granatum) are diverse in their growth habits. They can range from small shrubs to trees reaching 20-30 feet tall. Native to northern India and the Middle East, these fruiting plants are naturally adapted to growing in regions where winters are cool and summers are hot.

 

Scenery: Morning Sun, the sun peeking through the trees.

Scenery: Morning SunWhen the stars of the night disappear, God send his star the sun to shine to lead us during the day.

 

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Military Burials At Veteran's CemeteryFunerals are expensive. Cremations are less expensive but many people do not wish this. I would just like to remind everyone that if you or your spouse have ever served in the Armed Forces, you may be buried in a national or state Veteran's cemetery.

 

Reusing Clamshell Bakery Packaging

Reusing Clamshell Bakery PackagingI sometimes get packaged molasses cookies at the DT. They have the coolest plastic containers that I often reuse.

 

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Make a List of Library Due DatesTo remember to return library books, I would place a bin next to the door. Have a canvas tote in the bin. Place a clipboard by the door. Make a list of all the books when you bring them home and place it on clipboard.

 

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Document Everything Regarding Child SupportMy solution for problems with child support payments is that you must absolutely document EVERYTHING and keep that documentation until either the non-custodial parent dies and any children are over 18 or the end of time, whichever comes first.

 

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Cleaning Old Linoleum FlooringWhen I moved into an older home a year ago, I noticed the old kitchen and entry way floors were dirty. What I didn't know is that dirt was ground into the flooring and no amount of mopping would clean it.

 

Comic Book Wallet

Comic Book WalletMake a comic book new again by taking some pages and turning it into a wallet-A comic book wallet. I made a wallet for my 16-year-old nephew. He loved it, take a look at a few pictures of it.

 

Recycled Tissue Box Notebooks

Recycled Tissue Box NotebooksI'm not suggesting you wear old tissue boxes for bedroom slippers like Howard Hughes, but you can turn them into useful stuff. I was able to make at least 3 purse or pocket-sized notebooks out of one decorative box.

 

Questions

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Applying for Longshoreman Job in CaliforniaWhere do you apply for longshoreman jobs in California?

 

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Treating a Dog for Parvo at HomeWhen your dog has parvo and you treat him, is it OK to bring them back into the same home? Do you just bleach everything?

 

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Claiming Spoiled Food on InsuranceHow do I make the best possible list of spoiled food from my fridge and freezer after a 26 hour power outage on a 42 degree C (107F) hot day? I need it for insurance claim purposes.

 

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Review of Dryer BallsI read about some blue dryer balls that look like they have some spiky things on them. I would like to know who has used them. I saw these balls at Staples and in a mail order catalog that comes to my house.

 

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Washing Clothes in Well WaterI have well water and I cannot keep my bright colored clothes bright and my whites white. I started to take them to my parents because they have city water, but it would be much easier if I could do it at home. Any ideas or some tricks to help me keep the brights bright and the whites white?

 

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Setting Up a Community Watch GroupOur community has now started a community watch group and I am responsible for getting everyone's info onto the least amount of paperwork possible. We are including names of both household residents, address, home phone, cell phone, and email address.

 

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Shelf Life of Macaroni and CheeseHow long can you use mac and cheese after expiration date?

 

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Best Fish for Keeping an Aquarium CleanWhat fish can clean the aquarium floor and coexist with large cichlids?

 

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Croton Leaves Drying OutI have a small croton; in summer the leaves were forming normally, but now I can see them sprouting out, but they dry off while they are still so small with no chance to completely form into full leaves.

 

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Graduation Party Ideas: CosmetologyMy daughter will be graduating from cosmetology school in June. I want to have a party for her with a "hair" theme. I want to have foods that are hair related. For example, "layered" dip and shish-ka-"bob".

 

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Planting Vegetables after Using an HerbicideHow soon can I plant vegetables after using Ortho vegetation killer?

 

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Selling an Angel CollectionI have a very large angel collection I would like to sell, is there any place I could contact?

 

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Replacement Tea Cart WheelI need to find a replacement wooden wheel for my tea cart. It's 14 inches tall, has 8 spokes, and has the rubber on it. Does anyone know where I could find one? Thanks.

 

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Vintage Indoor Ceramic Lamb Temperature SensorMy grandma had a ceramic lamb that changed color with hot or cold weather. I think it may have been from the 1950s/60s. I was fascinated with this color changing lamb. It would turn pink with cold weather and blue with hot weather.

 

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Cleaning a Silver and Garnet BraceletHow do I clean a silver bracelet containing garnets?

 

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Help Paying Back Student LoansWhat can happen to me if I cannot pay all my students loans off at one time? I did not find a job after college and I am looking everyday. I babysit and I am paying on two loans now and my mother is paying on one for me and my aunt is paying on one for me.

 

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