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Orange ChickenThis is really good, my sons really liked it.
Roasted ArtichokesI splurged on a pricey off-season artichoke to try it roasted and it was well worth it! Abundant artichoke season is less than two months away now, and I can barely wait to make them this way often!
Healthy Chocolate BarsSometimes I start craving chocolate, but as we all know, candy bars are NOT healthy. The coconut oil used in this recipe actually helps you lose fat. This is a quick and easy recipe that will satisfy your cravings for chocolate and it's healthy too!
Dairy Queen Soft Ice CreamThis ice cream will stay soft and it contains no eggs.
Black Currant Swirl Angel Trumpet (Datura)This plant is so pretty, but yet so toxic! All of the plant is dangerous if ingested, right down to the seed. It is Datura, also known as Angel Trumpet or Devil Trumpet
Watch For GMOs and Additives In Dry MilkI just read the post for using dried milk for cooking and saving organic liquid milk for drinking and use on cereal. My question is, have you read the label on the dried milk to make sure it is not made from cows treated with growth hormones, fed antibiotics, and herbicide in their feed stuff?
Sadie (Dog)This is my mom's dog Sadie. She was playing Frisbee in the snow with my son and his grandpa.
"Let's Make Something Together" Craft BoxEver hear this from a couple of energetic grandkids, at eight in the morning, "What can we do now, Grandma?" My five grandchildren are all at the age where they want to be busy all the time. And they want me right in the middle of it.
Cooling Down a Hot DrinkIf you want tea or coffee to cool down quicker, just place a spoon in the cup holding the hot liquid. The heat will be transferred to the metal spoon.
Popsicle Stick Wishing WellThis was a fun easy kid's craft for making a wishing well. I really enjoyed this one with the kids.
Dilute Febreze With WaterI love Febreze fabric spray, but it comes out very strong and bothers my asthma. It is also rather expensive for me. So what I do is I keep an empty Febreeze bottle and when I buy a new bottle, I pour half of it in the empty bottle, then I fill each bottle the rest of the way with water and shake really well.
Add Dollar Store Toys In Cereal BoxesMy kids want the expensive cereal because of the prizes in the box. I sneak a prize in from the Dollar store, one for each child so there is no arguing.
Recycled "Rubber" DuckWhile short on crafting supplies and desperate to make something I came up my version of a recycled rubber duck, a soft sculpture.
Funeral Savings And Other TidbitsSadly, our family has experienced several funerals this past year. The first one caught us off guard. We found out a bit too late that we had over paid, big time. I am going to share with you some things we learned, in hopes that it will prevent others from over paying.
Earn Money From Your Search EngineSince Hubby retired, I have joined a website called www.MyPoints.com and downloaded their search engine. The more your search with it, the more points are earned. They email you bargains and surveys daily, as well.
Naughty And Nice (New Port Richey, FL)My son and his new wife during Christmas. They walk out the back door past the pool and there's the bus, (UH? boat!).
Tips For Picking Good BlueberriesWe are fortunate to have a pick-your-own blueberry farm locally and enjoy going frequently during blueberry season to indulge our love of blueberries. To find the tastiest and juiciest blueberries, I have found that it is best to select berries that have their color fully developed to that all-over deep purplish-blue with no traces of red or burgundy coloring on the berries.
Exfoliating Mitt for Cleaning Molded ShowersIf you have a molded shower stall the best thing to use to clean it is an exfoliating mitt from the dollar store. The gloves work OK but the mitt has more surface area. Tile and grout walls will eat the mitt alive, but it works great for the tubs and sinks too.
Recycled Bedspread and Bed Spring BunnyWhat better way to give your home a touch of spring than with a bed spring bunny. This bunny head is made using an old chenille bedspread, a recycled bed spring, and a few other odds and ends you probably already have in your craft supplies. The finished bunny stands 11 inches tall.
Budget Friendly Bird Feeding TipsWatching birds arrive daily to enjoy the food and water we provide for them is an enjoyable hobby. However, buying bird seed can be expensive. I have found the following tips helpful in reducing the cost of feeding the birds.
Taylor (Shih Tzu)Taylor is a 4 year old Shih Tzu. I found this little guy at a year old on Craigslist. He was malnourished, injured, and ready for a permanent home after having 4 in one year. He was my husband's 55th birthday present. He is definitely a "daddy's boy!"
Garden: Primrose in December (Lebanon, OR)Here is a closeup of primrose blooming in December.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones Have ChangedBecause of climate change, our growing zone has officially changed. I am in the Washington DC area. So, check your zone and plan your planting timetable accordingly.
Store Garden Tools In Garbage CanRakes, hoes, shovels and other long-handled tools can be stored upright in a 30 gallon garbage can. I've tried hanging them up on the wall, but they never seem to get back to the right place.
Ask Riding Stables For Horse ManureGardeners - it seems like a no-brainer, but really, you can collect great fertilizer from the manure pile at your local riding stables, even if you reside in a suburban/urban area.
Removing Soda Stains from Headliner?How do you get a soda stain out of the cloth headliner of my car?
2000 Yamaha Blaster ATV Won't Start?I have a 2000 Yamaha blaster and cannot get it to start. It does fire, but won't run. Anybody have any ideals about what could be wrong? It would be great to get some ideas. I live in Cold Spring, Kentucky so maybe someone close could even fix it for me and I will pay them. Thanks.
Surplus Potatoes?Can I freeze roasted potatoes, or is it best to freeze the potatoes at the parboiled stage of the proceedings?
Painting Over Oil Paint with Latex?I currently have bedroom walls in oil paint. I would like to prime and repaint with latex paint. I have a can of Glidden interior latex primer sealer 14950 white. Can I use this primer over oil paint and then paint over the primer with latex paint? Will the paint peel off?
Freezing Uncooked Potatoes?How do I freeze uncooked potatoes? I have a huge surplus of potatoes and would like to know if and how to freeze them.
Using Almond Bark in Fudge?Greetings from Ireland. I would like to try the white fudge, but have no idea what almond bark is. Can anyone please help? Thanking you.
Hammock Made from Six Pack Rings?I have a lot of six pack rings. I know there are a few crafts out there for them. I am looking to make a hammock. Can anyone help me with directions? Thanks in advance.
Finding Free Mattress Sets?Where can I get my children 2 queen mattress sets? They are 16 and 17. Please can someone help with ideas. Thank you.
Painting Over Mirror Squares?We bought a home that has an entire wall covered with mirror squares. It is too much of a job to remove them. Can we paint them and what kind of paint can I use that won't peel?