September 20, 2019

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An instant pot with ingredients for a soup.

Instant Pot RecipesInstant Pots are a great option for preparing delicious meals despite our busy schedules. You can make everything from pasta and meat dishes to soups and even desserts.


A carpenter bee burrowing in wood.

Identifying a Flying Burrowing Insect?When identifying a flying burrowing insect, you may have a bee, hornet or a wasp. Some are very beneficial. There are some good sites online to find out what kind you have.


Instant Pot Orange Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Orange Pork TenderloinThis Asian-inspired pork tenderloin dish is easy take make in the Instant Pot. The juices from cooking the pork are then used to create a delicious sauce to drizzle on the tenderloin before serving.


Hanging Paper Pumpkins - two hanging paper pumpkins

How to Make Hanging Paper PumpkinsThese fun to make paper pumpkins start with strips of orange construction paper. They are perfect for hanging on the wall, from the ceiling, or wherever you need a bright seasonal decoration.


Creamy Garlic Sauce & crackers

Making Creamy Garlic SauceA creamy garlic sauce is easy to make and great for garlic lovers. It is delicious along side meat or roasted vegetables, or as a dip or cracker spread.


Chocolate Zucchini Bread in bread pan

Chocolate Zucchini BreadIf you love zucchini bread then this version with added cocoa and chocolate chips may reset your taste buds and offer a new favorite or at least a delicious option. Whip up a pan of chocolate zucchini bread today.


cooked Quinoa in Instant Pot

Fluffy Instant Pot QuinoaUsing an instant pot you can make quick work of cooking quinoa. The results are fluffy and delicious.


Chicken and vegetables being cooked on a sheet pan.

Sheet Pan RecipesGet out your shallow sheet pan and try one or more of these delicious recipes. Choose from chicken recipes or a delicious sausage, potato, and veggie option. There are many more recipes that work well with this type of baking pan, it is not just for cookies and pizza any more.


Jack o'Lantern Foam Pumpkin Faces - laughing foam pumpkin face

Making Jack o'lantern Foam Pumpkin FacesThis is a simple Halloween craft project that the kids can do as well. You will need some precut foam pumpkins and a Sharpie. Then just jump in and make some Jack o' lantern foam pumpkin faces.


Acorn Squash Fries on plate with sandwich

Air Fryer Acorn Squash FriesSlices of acorn squash taste delicious when flavored with your choice of seasoning and prepared in an air fryer. They are a healthy alternative to potatoes. This recipe can also be made in the oven, but it will require a longer cooking time.


My Mr.& Mrs. Ghost Couple - couple on a patio table with a white pumpkin

Making a Ghost Couple from Recycled BottlesTry this cute ghost couple craft project. You will need to spray paint a couple of recycled glass bottles and then add painted faces and other embellishments as you desire, including paper hair and a bow for Ms. Ghost.


finished Cottage Cheese Crunch Bowl

Cottage Cheese Crunch BowlThis recipe is packed with healthy proteins, good fats, and fruit. Cottage cheese is the main ingredients with granola giving it crunch. Sweeten it with what you like.



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Preventing Injuries in a Commercial KitchenYou will get a thousand cuts and thousand burns before you become a chef. Here are some tips to prevent injuries when working in a commercial kitchen but might be helpful at home too.


Haunted Tree Decoration

Haunted Tree DecorationThis is a simple Halloween decoration made with cardboard and paint, that will cost almost nothing to create. Stick it up onto a tree in your yard for all the trick or treaters to see.


Sweet Birthday Wishes Envelope  Card - front of finished card

Sweet Birthday Wishes Envelope CardIt's my cousin's 16th birthday so I thought this decorated envelope card would be well suited for her. On the back envelope flap, I wrote my message to her and inside the envelope I gave her money as her gift (she's a teen and wants to save up for a laptop.)


Using baking soda in socks to deodorize feet smells.

Baking Soda For Foot OdorsWhen I worked in construction, it was necessary for me to wear high top, steel toed, tightly laced boots. With no air circulation around the feet, a perfect breeding ground for bacteria was created. I found an effective remedy.


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Prescription Bottle for Secret KeyThis is so easy but smart you won't need a photo. Take any prescription bottle and glue a pine cone or whatever your landscape is made of so it will blend a rock or pine needles etc. Dig a hole just big enough to put the bottle in the ground, leaving the top ground level. Remember where you put it because it will blend in.


Banana Comfort Muffins on plate

Banana Comfort MuffinsNow that fall is fast approaching, it is also time for those great smells of baked fall comfort foods. To start the season, I will make yummy banana muffins! These muffins are a favorite and do well for breakfast, in lunch boxes, on the run, or with a hot beverage. Here is how!



Identifying an Old End Table - round ornate top end table

Identifying an Old End Table?I inherited this old table. Can anyone help me id it and determine a value?


Value of Heritage Signature Collection Doll

Value of Heritage Signature Collection Doll?I have a 1999 Christmas Heritage Signature Collection doll. I would like to know how to find her value. I even have the certificate of authenticity. The doll is in excellent condition and so is her box/ packaging.


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Finding Help After a House Fire?What help is available after losing everything to a house fire with no insurance? We had help with a motel, the Red Cross helped with a money card, but how do we get help to find a home? We are a family of 7 that are now homeless.


Value of a Conant Ball Expanding Coffee Table

Value of a Conant Ball Expanding Coffee Table?I have a 4 ft long coffee table. The side wings up and makes the table 3 ft wide. The numbers are 2991 8204. What do you think it is worth?


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What Is This Herb?Someone gave me a loaf of fancy deli bread. I didn't like it, but I ate it rather than waste it. To me, it really did have a weird taste. Can someone help me identify herb that did not taste good?


Identifying a Snake in East Tennessee - long dark snake with lighter markings, appears to be no venomous

Identifying a Snake in East Tennessee?What kind of snake is this? We are curious and so are our neighbors! BTW, we live in east Tennessee with a wooded lot behind our house.


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Value of Encyclopedia Americana?I have the 1829 to 1954 the Encyclopedias Americana. It is a set of 30 in great shape. Copyright 1924 1922 1920 1918.


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll with ringlets wearing a flowered dress

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?Can anyone help identify this doll for me?


Dog Howls When Left Home - small brown and white dog

Dog Howls When Left Home?Is my Chihuahua crying? He howls when I leave the house. So I don't leave him much. It's such a sad sound. He is 6 months old.


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Numbness After Getting Tongue Pierced?I got my tongue pierced about a month ago and the tip of my tongue is still slightly numb on the left side and when I flex it a certain way I can feel a pulling sensation on the side as well. How long can did the numbness last for y'all and also did y'all ever experience a pulling sensation?


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a patchwork pattern dress with a green pinafore over it

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?Can anyone please identify this doll for me?


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