March 1, 2012

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saving money on tofu

Saving Money on TofuThis is a page about saving money on tofu. Tofu is a healthy addition to your diet, as well as, a staple in many vegetarian dishes.


apple sauce muffins

Applesauce Muffin RecipesApplesauce muffins are a sweet moist breakfast treat or after school snack. This page contains applesauce muffin recipes.


Canning Applesauce

Canning ApplesauceThis is a page about canning applesauce. Canning applesauce is not only easy, but also a good way to use up extra apple from your tree.


House Cleaning Tips, A woman with cleaning supplies after cleaning her kitchen.

House Cleaning TipsThis is a page about house cleaning tips. Getting and keeping the house clean is a challenge we all deal with on a daily basis


Fondant cake.

Decorating Cakes With FondantThis is a page about decorating cakes with fondant. Decorating cakes with fondant is all the rage now.



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Healthier Banana BreadI found this banana bread recipe online but changed it up to make it healthier and better suit my taste. It makes one large loaf or 2 small loaves. Makes a great gift too!


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Homemade SalsaMy family loves salsa, and homemade is so much better and cheaper than store bought. This recipe makes about 4 cups of salsa. Serve with chips or with your favorite Mexican dish.


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No-Bake Energy BitesThis is a great snack recipe. Also, you can make substitutions to it to change it up and make it taste different. Soy butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc can be used in place of peanut butter.


Mixing Royal Icing

Royal Icing RecipeMaking Royal Icing can be a bit tricky, but it is great for making beautiful flowers for your cake. It is important that you follow the recipe and instructions carefully, to ensure a good result.


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Strawberry Lemonade CakeA moist strawberry cake with lemon-flavored filling, especially good on warm days.


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Jalapeno Popper SpreadJalapeno poppers can be expensive to purchase in the store. This dip is a great tasting alternative and much cheaper. It also makes a great gift for someone who enjoys spicy food.


Buttercream Icing

Simple Buttercream RecipeThis simple buttercream recipe is perfect for icing your cakes and decorating them.


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Crab Stuffed Fish FilletsThis is a delicious way to make plain fish very special. It can be made with any mild fish fillets. I like it best with my favorite fish, Swai. The accompanying sauce is very nice with this dish.


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Buffalo Chicken WrapsI love spicy foods, so this recipe is a favorite! It's quick and easy too.



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Making Pumpkins Grow FasterOne way of making pumpkins grow fast is to feed with water. Make a hole in the stalk of the pumpkin and insert a cotton candle wick in the hole with one end. Place the other end in a jar of water. The water will wick itself into the pumpkin. Always make sure there is water in the jar.


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Cutting the High Cost of InsuranceOne of our 2012 family goals was to re-evaluate our homeowners and automobile insurance to see if we could save a few bucks. WOW! This effort netted us nearly $2500 savings annually!


Five terra cotta pots with flowers arranged vertically on rebar.

Tipsy Flower Pot StandTo make a tipsy flower pot stand, get at least 76 inches of rebar and pound 1 foot of it into ground. Place a 12 inch pot over/down rebar through the pot drain hole and fill with dirt so that your second pot will rest on top of dirt.


Fall Leaf (Annapolis, MD)

Fall Leaf (Annapolis, MD)Saw this beautiful leaf floating in the ditch while on my way to meet a friend downtown. The colors were so lovely I couldn't resist snapping a picture of it! Makes me miss fall so much!


window craft

Crafts Using Old WindowsReclaim an old window by adhering broken glass, old hardware or shells (use your imagination) using a strong bonding compound. This window can be put outside or in


Soccer Ball Cake

Soccer Ball CakeThis soccer ball cake is easy to make and is perfect for a birthday party. All you need is buttercream icing and a variety of tips to make this fun cake.


Bailout (Husky Mix) looking up at the camera.

Bailout (Husky Mix)Bailout is 3 years old and a Husky Mix. My husband and I got Bailout 3 Christmases ago. He was listed in a classified add and grabbed my heart from the moment I saw him.


Tiered Daisy Cake

Decorating Cakes With FondantI made this two tiered birthday cake and decorated the the whole thing with fondant. I really enjoy marbling fondant so I chose to marble a teal and a blue color together. It was for a young girl so I wanted to make funky yet beautiful, so I chose to make the bow and dots in a bright pink.


Brown Sugar

Packing Brown SugarI use a small glass to press down brown sugar in my measuring cup. You could use a jelly glass also. I got these 5 oz measuring glasses at Walmart for about $1 each (made in the U.S.A. too) and they are just the right size for my hands.


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Vitamins To Help Memory LossSeveral years ago I had a stroke. Recently (about 6 weeks ago), I ran across a article about memory loss and vitamins. It recommenced taking Vitamin B12 and folic acid. Slowly, but surely my short term memory is returning.


chicken parm casserole

Chicken Parm Casserole RecipeNice video about how to make a wonderful chick parm casserole. This recipe turns out great.


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Keep Mixing Bowl From SlidingWhen you are mixing food in a bowl and the bowl begins to slide, put a dishtowel under it and it will stop.


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Charcoal Or Minerals For Upset StomachAt the first hint of queasiness or stomach pain, I take one-half dropper of Trace Minerals from BEST Process AlkaLine. I put it in a little juice or water and drink it. It is unpleasant, but not nearly as bad as vomiting.


Webster (Yorkie) on his float for the dog parade.

Webster (Yorkie)Webster is a 13 year old Yorkie. I got Webster when he was 3 months old and weighed 2 pounds. It was love at first sight! Webster has been quite the entertainer in his day. He counts, multiplies, and divides in English and Spanish.


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Use Sunflowers Instead of Bean PolesA substitute for bean poles is to plant a sunflower seed by each hill of beans. I use the mammoth variety of sunflower. The flowers will measure at 15 in. across.


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Place Alarm Clock Across RoomI have my alarm clock set all the way on the other side of the room. I have to get up and turn it off. It sure does make it more difficult to hit the snooze button when you have to walk back and forth from your bed!


Caring For A Person With Dementia

Caring For A Person With DementiaThere are many other types of dementia. It bothers me when people always say 'Alzheimer's'. My husband has FTD Dementia. It would be nice if one would say 'dementia', or 'type of dementia' instead of always calling dementia 'Altzheimer's'.



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Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse?What is the reason for covering seed trays with glass when the trays are to be left in a greenhouse?


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Planting Peas and Beans in Berry Rows?Can I plant peas in my raspberry and blackberry rows and let them climb? Can I plant beans along the edge of my berry rows to help improve the soil?


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Moving with Houseplants?I am moving to another state in the summer. How can I safely transport my plants?


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Ideas for Cleaning the Basement?My son is moving back in and I need ideas to get the basement straightened up to put his stuff in it. It's a mess and I have all kinds of things in there from Christmas items to gardening stuff (decorations).


Stalky green plant with yellow "flowers" on the tips.

What is This Plant?Please, do you know the name of this plant? I have been searching forever. Thanks.


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Running a Mower with a Hydrostatic Transmission?Do you need to use the clutch to move with a hydrostatic transmission?


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Advice for Dealing with an Abusive Husband?How can a stay at home mom of 3 kids leave an abusive husband that won't give her any money? I have been married for 15 years and have been a stay home mom since our first of 3 kids was born. It has always been hard because I had no help.


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Calories Burned Information for Tony Little's Gazelle?I am looking for information on the original Gazelle by Tony Little regarding calories burned I weigh 226 lbs, stand 4 feet 11 inches. I am working at a medium pace on the original Gazelle, how many calories can I burn in an hour?


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Growing Morning Glories in Containers?Will morning glories grow in containers on a deck?


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Remedy for Condensation Buildup in My Ceiling?I have stains all over this year, on my ceiling; I have a mobile home. The weather this year has been cold, to warm, and back to really cold. The way my house is, that one side gets the direct sunlight.


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Loud Bathroom Fan?My husband installed a brand new fan in our powder room. He used the exact same model as the old one that quit working. The new fan is so loud that it hurts my ears. Is this a defective fan or is there some easy way to make it softer sounding?


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Choosing Between a Tablet or Digital Frame for Photos?What is the best way to store digital photos for quick and easy viewing? A tablet or a digital frame? I want to be able to pull it out much like an old fashioned photo album, not to have it running constantly.


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Dressing for a "Good vs Evil" Sadies?Our theme is "Good vs Evil" for our Sadie Hawkins dance at school and I'm not sure what to wear.


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Bypassing the Clutch on a Riding Mower?How can I bypass a clutch on a riding mower so I don't need it to start the mower?


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Asking Boyfriend to Sadie Hawkins?I want to ask my boyfriend to sadies in a cute way, it's already a for sure yes, but I still want him to feel special. He is also a baseball player. Any ideas?


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