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Lasagna Tips and TricksThis page contains lasagna tips and tricks. A favorite Italian styled casserole that can be made with a wide variety of ingredients.
Pancake Tips and TricksMaking the perfect pancakes for your breakfast can be a hit with the whole family. This page contains pancakes tips and tricks.
Yogurt Berry ParfaitThis is so good and healthy at the same time. It is better than an ice cream sundae.
Beans: Poor Man's ProteinMeat is a delicacy in our house. It's better for our budget. This is how I make my weekly pot of beans. The recipe is vegetarian, but still comes out thick and gooey.
Fresh Pineapple Upside Down CakeIt's pineapple season! My mother bought me several pineapples at only a dollar each and I didn't know what to do with it all so I decided to throw them into this cake.
Apple Stuffed Sticky Bundt CakeI love sticky buns and love apple pie. The combination in this easy recipe is awesome.
Deeli's Grilled Pork PattiesSince I usually only cook occasionally for one or two guests at a time, I place wax paper between the extra uncooked patties, place them in a Ziploc bag and freeze them for future meals.
Blocking Gaps From Window A/C UnitI just recently had my window air conditioner installed by a friend. There is always a gap that needs to be taped or something every year. Today, I did the living room one with the self sticking plastic. It came out perfect and hardly showed.
Download Store Coupons on Your Rewards CardI downloaded coupons to my Safeway grocery store rewards card for the very first time. Not only did I receive normal rewards card discounts of about $9.00 in savings but I also received an additional savings of about $10.00 from the downloaded coupons!
Cleaning a Microfiber CouchMicrofiber is polyester based so most things can be used to clean polyester. If your couch has a tag: W means you can use water based cleaner, S means you can use a solvent cleaner, S-W means you can use both, and X means vacuum only.
Swimming Noodle For Padding Bed RailsMy husband has became bedridden and always hurting himself on bed railing. I picked up some swimming noddles and cut them the long way and wraped the top rail. Pipe insulation is out of season so I went with swimming noodles.
My Frugal Life: When Shortcuts Cost You Big MoneyI am a frugal woman. The joke around here is that I can squeeze a buffalo nickle until it potties. There are a few things I choose not to cut corners with.
Cleaning Mushrooms For StuffingFor a speedy cleaning of mushrooms to prepare them for stuffing use a melon ball scooper. It removes the stems and scoops out the fins of the mushrooms very quickly and cleanly. You have perfect caps for filling with your favorite stuffing.
Keep Throw Rugs In PlaceTo keep rugs from sliding: Instead of buying those expensive mats, you can use a roll of the rubber shelf liner you can buy at the dollar store.
Broken Dishes Become New TreasuresCrash! There goes another broken dish, making your service for eight into service for five. While there's plenty of reasons to be upset at this moment, there's no reason to waste money.
My Frugal Life: The Garage Sale HuntMy house is filled with large and small surprises throughout, treasures that I have collected over the years at garage sales. Treasures from around the world.
Draining Moisture From Bagged VegetablesDoes the steam in bagged vegetables make them too wet? Snip the corner just a tiny bit and hold over the sink to drain excess water. No more puddle on your plate!
Product Review: Voyager Solar Crank KA500 RadioAfter going without power for a week due to a tornado, I started researching hand-cranked radios. By the time I was able to get to any local stores all batteries had been sold out.
Cleaning Remote ControlsI've always used alcohol and Q-tips to clean the remote. It's worked for me.
Living on a Limited BudgetMy family is now not just one percent poor side, but my parents are poor now too. I have always lived frugally, but now my mom has returned to frugal living just to survive, and I am reteaching her what she has forgotten, and the new frugal sources as well as the old ones.
Sticky Ice Cube TraysAfter a while the ice stops coming out in a perfect form, whether it be the plastic or the metal trays and you get cracked ice. To solve this problem, spray the ice trays with vegetable oil, then wash it, fill it with water, and you have whole ice cubes again.
Use Tea to Soothe a SunburnBoil your water and let a tea bag steep in it, until it is cool. Then take a cotton ball and apply it to your sunburn. Do this twice. It's better at bedtime, so that the tea can work it's magic while you sleep. Don't wash it off until morning. It takes the sting right out of the burn.
Aloe Gel Spray to Cool OffI know sometimes when you have an anointment there is nothing more embarrassing then showing up looking sweaty. Here is a tip to to cool you off next time:
Fold Bills When PaidI sometimes open my mail and leave it in my car. The way I know that I haven't paid it yet is because it isn't folded in half. I can then go to my bill pay and take care of it immediately.
Preventing Stinky FeetI went to a foot doctor with my stinky feet. He gave me prescription for an antifungal to rub on the bottom of my feet. He also said if my feet ever stink again to put underarm deodorant before putting your socks on.
Daxton the Fire KingMy nephews were visiting from TX. One night, we were by the fire. My nephew Daxton was on a rock that sits in front of the fire, and says "I'm Daxton the Fire King".
Baking Soda and Orange Juice Mask for AcneHere is a very cheap facial mask, I use this all the time to reduce hormonal breakouts. I know some people use it for blackheads and acne scars. Use about 2 tsp. of baking soda and 1/2 an orange.
Save Lukewarm Water From Hot Water TapInstead of running the hot tap, while waiting for the water to get hot, and letting the water run down the sink, I keep a large jug by the sink and run the water into that.
Couch Cushions for Dog BedsI have 6 dogs and 2 require replacing their beds as they have an air conditioned part of my carport and go outside on their own. I simply find old couches that are put out for the trash and if they are clean and don't have wool covers I pick them up and voila! new beds.
Value of World of Wildlife (1971)?I have the complete set of World of Wildlife magazines (all in binders) by Orbis from 1971. Can you give me a value of these?
Treating a Dog with Tapeworms?What home remedy can I give my dog to get rid of tapeworms?
Getting Rid of White Flies?I thought I saw some one post how to make yellow sticky cards to hang in garden to attrack white flies. Please let me know how to do this.
Getting Rid of Ants in the Kitchen?How does one get rid of the small tiny ants that keep coming back almost every summer in the kitchen?
Spacing Okra Plants?What is a good spacing between okra plants?
Value of a 1914 People's Cyclopedia Set?I have a complete set of 5 volumes of a 1914 People's Cyclopedia.
Removing Stains Under the Toilet Rim?The toilets in our retirement home are six years old and some genius had taped over a couple of the holes under the rim (or just never removed them). We've tried everything including a brass bristle brush used for cleaning handguns.
Oleander Flower Colors?Is there a vibrant yellow in the oleander blossom?
Organizing Audiobooks on an iPod?I have found when listening to audiobooks that I have downloaded to my Ipod from the library, the chapters skip backwards and replay. I have a hard time trying to figure out where I was in the story. Any one else have this problem?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Super Fresco Easy Gradient #18890?I am looking for Super Fresco Easy Gradient plum #18890 wallpaper.
Removing Smoke Smell from Leather Furniture?I have just bought a second red leather 3 piece suite. How do I get rid of the smell of smoke without damaging the leather and colour? Also, how can I keep it looking lovely? I don't want to get rid of it because I just bought it second hand;it is in excellent condition.
Identifying Flying Bugs Seen Only in June?I have these flying bugs that look like a lightning bug, but they do not have the glow part. They seem to come out for the month of June only. What is this?
Uses for Aloe Vera Plant?What all can you do with aloe vera?
Buying a Laptop on Layaway?I am looking for a lightweight laptop with a 10 key on it also, for my home and business at a affordable price. I would like to pay on layaway, online.
Treating Poison Ivy?What can I do, short of going to my doctor, to treat poison ivy, especially the itch? I've had it before, but it's never have been this itchy!
Finding a Good Inexpensive Internet Service?What is a good and the least expensive Internet Service?
Dog Won't Eat Dog Food?My dog won't eat dog food. What should I do?
1885 National Standard Encyclopedia?I was just wandering about how much this book is worth. It is in great condition except one page is wrinkled. There are no rips, no tears, and no writing inside.
Removing Cat Poop and Odor from Carpet?I would like to know how to get rid of the smell and residue of cat poop on carpet. Apparently our cat either had some on her paws or a little on her butt when she used the litter box and it all didn't come off in the box. She walked around the house and left some on the bedroom carpet.
Regal Bread Maker Manual?I am looking for a manual for Regal Bread Maker, k6773c.
Cucumber Vines Not Blooming?Why will cucumber vines not bloom?
Value of a Granville House Doll #3742?How do I find the value of a Granville House doll, #3742?
Grasshoppers of Biblical Proportions?I have 7 acres, and raise goats, chickens, ducks, geese, quail, and one donkey. I have about 30 head of goats right now. There are thousands and thousand and thousands of grasshoppers this year. We had them last year, but not this many.
Buds Falling Off Hibiscus Plant?How can I keep the new buds from falling off my hibiscus plants on my deck?