May 14, 2012

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An artichoke sliced in half

Artichoke Dip RecipesYou don't have to go out to a restaurant to have a delicious artichoke dip with your favorite bread or cracker. This page contains artichoke dip recipes.


Homemade Magnetic Fishing Game

Homemade Magnetic Fishing GameThis is a page about making a homemade magnetic fishing game. With a few supplies and some rudimentary sewing skills you can make a fishing game for your kids or as a gift.


Yogurt Smoothie With Fruit

Yogurt Smoothie RecipesYogurt based smoothies are a delightful, nutritious choice for breakfast or as a refreshing snack. This page contains yogurt smoothie recipes.


Cat Meowing

Preventing A Cat From Meowing?This is a page about preventing a cat from meowing. In order to get you cat to stop meowing, you will need to first try to determine the cause.


Woman Receiving Baby Shower Gift

Baby Shower Gift IdeasThis is a page about baby shower gift ideas. Shopping for a baby shower gift can sometimes be frustrating, trying to find just the right thing.


A chile pepper cut lengthwise so you can see the seeds

Storing Chili PeppersThis is a page about storing chili peppers. You can have chili peppers on hand all of the time by choosing a method of storing them that meets your needs.


Homemade firestarters made in muffin tins

Homemade Fire StartersThis is a page about homemade fire starters. You can save money and recycle some household waste products by making your own fires starters.


Photo of beef stew made in a crockpot.

Crockpot Beef Stew RecipesThis page contains crockpot beef stew recipes. Using your crockpot is an excellent way to prepare a delicious beef stew.


Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes

Miniature Cheesecake RecipesWhen craving a bit of rich delicious cheesecake consider making some miniature cheesecakes for a nice single sized serving. This page contains miniature cheesecake recipes.


Baked Salmon On White Plate

Baked Salmon RecipesIf you love baked salmon, you may be always on the lookout for new recipes. This page contains baked salmon recipes.


Thief Breaking into Car

Preventing Auto TheftThis is a page about preventing auto theft. There are several simple things you can get into the habit of doing that can help in preventing auto theft.


Water Bottles on white Background

Reusing Water BottlesThis is a page about reusing water bottles.By refilling or reusing your plastic water bottles you can help reduce the trash in our landfills and save yourself some money.


Man With Toothache

Home Remedies For ToothacheThis is a page about home remedies for toothache. Sometimes we need temporary relief from a toothache until we can get in to see a dentist.


Trying on New Shoes

Breaking in New ShoesThis is a page about breaking in new shoes. New shoes can be uncomfortable when you first wear them.


Making Artichoke Tea

Recipes Using ArtichokesArtichokes can be used in many delicious dishes. This page contains recipes using artichokes.


Diagram of how to make a clothes pin rocking chair.

Making a Clothes Pin ChairThis is a page about making a clothes pin chair. Clothes pins can be used to make cute doll furniture.



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Stuffed Green PeppersThese are so good! They were a favorite of my family, especially my daughters, when they were growing up!


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Super Macaroni SaladThis is a great salad with a great tasting dressing!


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Foil Wrapped Pizza BurgersThe whole family will love these pizza burgers! I prefer Ragu brand pizza sauce with mushrooms for these. These are also nice because they are good made up ahead of time and frozen, wrapped well in foil.


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Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread MuffinsCream cheese, bananas, and pecans make for such wonderful muffins or bread loaves.


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Crockpot Beef StewThis makes a hearty meal. My husband likes this poured over fresh, warm biscuits!


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Rhubarb CakeThis is a great summer recipe! In my area, rhubarb is coming on very strong right now. My husband enjoys rhubarb recipes very much and this is no exception!


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Loaves And Fishes CasseroleThis makes a great pie type casserole. The 'crust' is outstanding!


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Miniature Cheesecakes24 miniature cheesecakes topped with sour cream and cherry jam or drained crushed pineapple. There is not a lot of sugar in this recipe. I like all the ingredients and that they are small.


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Camper's Quick CocoaThis is a great hot chocolate recipe! Nice to make up ahead of time and keep in an airtight container.


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Brazilian LemonadeOkay, this is called lemonade but limes are used instead? That's because true Brazilian lemons taste like limes. And, yes, creamy sweet milk makes this drink taste awesome!


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Chicken & RiceSuper easy and yummy! One of the best chicken and rice recipes I have come across yet!


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Creamy Tuna and Peas on Toast (Trailer Trash SOS)This was one of my grama's standby recipes when I was a little girl and is her version of SOS. I simply must recommend good old fashioned 'Wonder Bread' for this recipe.


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Lickum (Relish)This is a great way to make use of some of the fresh produce from your garden this summer!


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Orange Tapioca SaladMy mother made a lot of salads. Seldom was the time when there was not a salad in the refrigerator. This is another one of the salads that I grew up eating. Very good and cool, especially on a hot day!


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Salted Nut RollI got this recipe from my friend, Marian G. This is a wonderful dessert! Nice enough even for more elegant occasions!


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Spicy Breakfast QuicheAnyone who is a fan of super spicy food will like this breakfast casserole recipe!


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Microwave ArtichokesThis makes a very good side dish! The tomatoes really 'make' it!


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Cheese and Tomato PieThis recipe is so easy to make and can be a delicious meal or snack for the family at a low cost.



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Coffee Filter Over Drainage HoleWhen repotting plants, or planting new seeds, place a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot before filling it with soil. The filter stops the soil from leaking out of the holes in the bottom of the pot, it also helps keep the soil moist.


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Ideas For Fire StartersUse cardboard egg cartons with stubs of birthday candles in the pockets. Tear off a few pockets, put a few candle stubs in the pockets, and build your fire OVER the egg carton pieces.


Clothes Pin Chairs

Clothes Pin ChairsUse hot glue and you can take it apart if it doesn't look right, but only use a drop on the clothespins. Make the seat and the bottom of the chair first then add the back. This is not the rocker, but I'm still working on it. This is only my demo.


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Corks to Store KnifesPlace a cork on the point of knives to keep out of harms way. Great for kitchen drawers or when packing for picnics, BBQs or cookouts and Parties.


Dutchess (German Shepard/Chow)

Dutchess (German Shepherd/Chow)Dutchess is 10 or older and a German Shepard/Chow mix. We got her from the Johnson City Animal Shelter a long time ago. She loves to go bye-bye in the car.


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Cleaning Gift BasketBe careful giving these as gifts as the recipient may be offended. They may think that you are hinting that they are dirty! I prefer to show up when someone is ill and clean something with the materials I bring, then leave them behind.


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Remove And Destroy Hard DrivesALWAYS remove your hard drive when getting rid of your PC. Even if you erase the hard drive, it will have data on it that still can be retrieved by a savvy computer tech.


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Care For Foot CallusesI use a Stridex pad over the calloused area, add Vaseline and a cotton sock before bed. In the morning, my feet are soft and smooth for longer periods than just filing them down.


A pedestal server for a tea cup.

Tea Cup Pedestal ServerI make lemon curd for tea parties and wanted to have a pretty serving piece to serve my guests. It can be placed on a buffet or used by a server at the event.


Monroe (Siberian Husky)

Monroe (Siberian Husky)Monroe is1 1/2 years old and a Siberian Husky. My daughter found a dog that was in need of a home. We brought Monroe into our family over a year ago. She enjoys retrieving toys and bringing them to us.


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Tips For Lighting A CampfireMy husband is the king of campfires! He makes a successful campfire by starting the fire with kindling and lighter fluid under wood pieces piled in a teepee fashion allowing air to get to the fire and ignite.


Stacking Bowls in the Microwave

Stacking Bowls in the MicrowaveWhen I warm food in the microwave, I put it in a bowl and cover it with a saucer. This keeps the oven clean. I can get more in the oven by stacking the bowls.


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Useful Bandanas When CampingPack a few with your camping gear, bandanas can be used for napkins. They also come in handy to wash dishes or to wrap a cut or a sprain.


Meow Meow And Daisy (Cats) sitting on a flowered chair.

Meow Meow and Daisy (Cats)Both cats are strays that found us. I wouldn't trade either for the world.


Funnel To Refill Water Bottles

Funnel To Refill Water BottlesI like to use the water from my fridge that comes from the filter system outside the door. If you use a small funnel, you'll have no spills.


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Reduce Your Chance Of Auto TheftHere are several ideas I've learned over the years. Many of these are everyday common sense things to keep in mind that we already know about but others are, "Why didn't I think of that?" to use as added protection ideas.


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Bug Holder Made from Microwave Meal ContainerMy daughter asked if she could have a couple of my empty containers from Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers. These are the microwavable meals with the green lids with holes in the lids. She said they are perfect for the grandkids and great grandkids to use to catch and hold bugs such as lightning bugs.


A Light At The End Of The Tunnel" (Sullivan, NH)

A Light At The End Of The Tunnel (Sullivan, NH)This is a beautiful country road in Sullivan, New Hampshire. A magical moment was caught on camara as the sun filtered through the trees and made it appear as if a light was at the end of the road.


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Quick Removal of Plantar WartsI tried all over the counter meds but found a foolproof way without really spending lots of money or time. Get some Dr. Scholl's little round bunion pads. Take one round pad and cut it into 1/4 sizes so the round pad is slightly larger than your wart.


Reuse Pocket Calendar Covers

Reuse Pocket Calendar CoversThe little pocket calendars are so fun to have. I keep the covers from them. They are clear and make great waterproof recipe holders, document holders, or bookmarks, when you put a picture your child colored inside of them.


Dryer Sheet Angel

Dryer Sheet DecorationsDid you know that the used dryer sheets make great decorations? Lay one used dryer sheet between 2 pieces of paper and iron flat. Use clear contact paper or laminate to sandwich the flattened dryer sheet. Trace your design with ink or a permanent marker.


Blue Plastic Cup with lid and straw.

Product Review: Insulated Drinking GlassA couple of days ago I bought a double, insulated, hard plastic, tall glass. The top actually screws on and has a straw inserted through the middle and the straw cannot fall out unless you unscrew the top.


Packing Away Fuel For Emergencies  - small sticks in jars.

Packing Away Fuel For EmergenciesSave some dry wood cut into small pieces in old recycled jars. Pat down to pack it or carefully pack it from the top, using a hammer to further break pieces so more will fit. You could also place small bits of paper to ensure your fire will start.


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Recipe and Diet OrganizerI have a hard time recalling the things for a diet and recipies I am to be working on. So one day, I collected all the recipe pages and diet sheets that I needed; some were on the computer so I printed out the important ones.



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Growing Herbs?I live in Mesa Arizona. Can I plant basil and tarragon together?


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Breeding Finches?I want to know more about finches, like how many eggs they lay, how many days they take to hatch, and how many times these birds lay eggs in a year. Can someone help?


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Value of World Book Encyclopedias?Is there any value to a complete set of 1981 World Book Encyclopedias in excellent condition?


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Oak Tree Losing Bark?We have a huge oak tree standing right behind our screened in porch. The last couple of years not many acorns fell off. Now this year lot of bark is falling off. Does anyone know what's going on with it? It looks healthy. Thanks.


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Lilac Hardly Flowers?I am having problem with a lilac tree. It's several years old, but only puts out about four to six blooms each year. The tree is about seven feet or more tall and we have given it general fertilizer, but flowers still are few.


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Removing a Hot Cup Ring from Leather Sofa?How can I remove a hot cup ring mark from my leather sofa?


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Necchi Sewing Machine Stuck in Reverse?My sewing machine is stuck in reverse. All I did was change the stitch width and type and now I can't get it to go forward. Any suggestions?


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Acne Treatment?My daughter has had very bad acne for 7 years. Nothing works. Help.


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Choosing Colors for a Graduation Lunch?I have a graduation lunch to organise. Will the combination of the following colours be suitable: black, white, and silver?


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Repairing a Worn Fabric Patio Canopy?I have a 6 foot x 12 foot worn/torn area on the front edge of my deck roll out canopy and need help. Can anyone come up with suggestions or a solution to repair it?


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Removing Soap Scum from Shower?We have a tile shower, with colored epoxy grout. I am not really sure what to use to clean the tile due to that type of grout. Can anyone help me?


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Cat Started Not Using Litterbox?My cat is going to the bathroom on my desk instead of her litterbox. This has never happened before, and it just started yesterday. Yesterday I had thought maybe it was the box, so I cleaned it, but today even with the clean litterbox, she still uses the bathroom on my desk.


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Zucchini Blooms but Does Not Set Fruit?My zucchini plant will bloom, but I don't see where it is producing fruit. What should I do and is it too late? Thanks.


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