January 9, 2020

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A plate of chocolate crinkle cookies.

Making Chocolate Crinkle CookiesThese delicious cocoa cookies are an all time favorite. The dough is cooled before being rolled into balls, covered in confectioner's sugar, and baked. Several recipes can be found on this page, including one made with red velvet cake mix.


frosted Cake Bites on plate

Making Funfetty Cake BitesCake with colorful sprinkles inside is fun to surprise the kids. Try these funfetty cake bites for your youngster's next party.


Blueberry cake cut into squares.

Blueberry Cake RecipesWhether you are baking a tea cake with a yummy crumb topping or a delicious lemon blueberry breakfast cake, the blueberry lovers in your family will thank you. Try some of the recipes found on this page.


baked Raisin Oatmeal Scones

Raisin Oatmeal SconesTry these delicious oatmeal scones made with uncooked oatmeal and either raisins or Craisins.


Spaghetti Squash Soup in bowl with bread

Spaghetti Squash SoupSubstitute spaghetti squash for the pasta in your soup for a delicious nutty flavor. Try combining chorizo, squash, garlic, onions, and carrots in a flavorful broth for a hearty meal.


baked muffins

Almond or Pumpkin Seed Matcha MuffinsWhole wheat pastry flour, almond flour, and powdered macha combine with chia seeds and sliced almonds or pumpkin seed toppings to make a delicious muffin. The ingredients list and instructions follow.


Pork Roast  served with mashed roots and veggies

Pork Roast with Crispy CracklingTo create the delicious crackling on a pork roast, start with one with the rind still on. The instructions and photos needed to make this tasty roast are found on this page. Serve with a side of veggies.


Avocado Breakfast Wrap

Avocado Breakfast WrapSeasoned, mashed avocado and a fried egg rolled up in a wrap is a great healthy food choice. Try one for breakfast.


Butterscotch Banana Cake on plate

Sticky Butterscotch Banana CakeThe surprise ingredient in this banana and butterscotch chip cake is the liquid from a can of garbanzo beans, 5 egg whites can be substituted. You will love the sticky sauce that forms at the bottom of this light fluffy cake. The recipe for sticky butterscotch banana cake is found on this page.


Meatloaf and Cheese Filled Potato Rolls

Meatloaf and Cheese Filled Potato RollsEnclose strips of meatloaf and cheese in a mashed potato and flour dough, then fry, for a simple and delicious meal. Add a favorite sauce if you like. It is one kids will enjoy and can even help make.


cook veggies on rice balls

Savory Rice Balls SaladRice flour dumplings served in a savory sauce make for a tasty salad. The ingredients, recipe, and instructions can be found on this page.


stack of Sausage-Stuffed Pancakes

Fluffy Sausage-Stuffed PancakesUsing a DIY buttermilk pancake recipe you can whip up a stack of sweet and savory sausage stuffed pancakes.


A plate of Christmas meringue cookies.

Making Meringue CookiesThe classic meringue cookie starts with egg whites, cream of tartar, and sugar. Variations on the basic cookie include chocolate or peppermint to name a couple.


Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Instant Pot Teriyaki ChickenChicken thighs combined with soy sauce and other ingredients cook up in your Instant Pot for a tasty teriyaki meal. Follow the recipe below.


Two Ingredient Healthy Cookies

Making 2 Ingredient Healthy CookiesThese healthier cookies could be served for breakfast as well as a tasty snack. Mix quick or ground regular oatmeal with mashed bananas and bake. You can add chocolate or peanut butter chips for a 3 ingredient variation.


finished Apple Coleslaw

Apple ColeslawShredded cabbage and apples combine to make this delicious version of coleslaw. Try some on a sandwich. The recipe follows.


Caramelized Onion and Pepper Steak Sandwich

Caramelized Onion and Pepper Steak SandwichThis delicious caramelized onion and pepper steak sandwich recipe can serve 4 for about $10. They are perfect for a fancy lunch or a fairly quick dinner.


piping filling into meringue Cups

Making Brazo de Mercedes CupsTypically Brazo de Mercedes is made as a meringue roll filled with custard, however this recipe offers a different configuration, as cups. The meringue cups are filled with the delicious egg yoke and condensed milk custard. Try this twist on a traditional Pilipino recipe today.


baked Brownie batter

Making a 30 Cent Brownie MixMaking a 30 cent brownie mix can be surprisingly good. Using your own ingredients, you can quickly make up some delicious brownies for a treat or a fun gift.


Pudding in serving dishes

Turmeric Chai Chia PuddingCombine milk, chia seeds, turmeric, and and traditional chai spices to make this no cook pudding. Mix and refrigerate for a delicious treat.



Barbecue Flavored Fries in bowl

Barbecue Flavored FriesThese homemade fries are seasoned with a fantastically zesty barbecue seasoning. This is very similar to the flavoring of barbecue chips. In fact, use this seasoning recipe to use on things like chips and dips. I used my air fryer to make these fries, but you can also just pop them in the oven and cook them a bit longer.


cake with Ube Buttercream Frosting

Ube Buttercream FrostingUbe means purple in our dialect. It is also associated with a type of root crop that has an amazing purple color that blends in with any food you incorporate with it - the purple yam or simply ube as we call it. The best thing with ube (purple yam) is that it has a natural color blending component that you would not need to add an artificial food coloring anymore.



A door stop alarm.

Door Stop AlarmOwning an alarm system can be pricey. For $10, you can help secure your home/family with this wireless door stopper.


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Buy New Year's Party Supplies for 2020 GraduationDo you have kids graduating in 2020? Or, are you graduating in 2020? You can stock up and save money on New Years Supplies that feature 2020 to use for the graduation party (if you plan on hosting)!



Determining the Value of My China - white china bowl with fluted shape, gold trim and floral pattern

Determining the Value of My China?Are these 3 pieces of china worth anything? The photos include the bottoms showing the manufacturer of each piece.


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ASPCA Spay and Neuter Truck Schedule?When will the spay and neuter truck be in 11385 zip code area?


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Name Ideas for a Graphic Design Business?My name is Vasudha, my husband's name is Shashank and my baby's name is Bhavik. I want to start my freelance graphic design business. Please suggest a good and quirky name made from a mixture of my name, my husband's name, and my baby's name.


Identifying a Giuseppe Armani Figurine - figurine mounted on round brown base, child sitting in front of a picket fence

Identifying a Giuseppe Armani Figurine?I think my Giuseppe Armani figure is a copy, it should be white.


New Home Sewing Machine Won't Sew a Zig Zag Stitch - closeup of needle and bobbin

New Home Sewing Machine Won't Sew a Zig Zag Stitch?I have stripped and serviced my New Home SS2015 machine, but I need to know the correct position when the needle is down in relation to the bobbin unit. On zig zag it is only doing a straight stitch as not picking up thread on one of the down positions of the needle. I have tried moving the belt onto a different cog, but nothing seems to work. The needle does go zig zag.


What Breed Is My Dog? - black dog with white on chin and chest

What Breed Is My Dog?She has sharp ears, a long body, and is skinny towards the butt. I think she is a German Shepherd mixed with a black Lab.


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What Does "Released from Jail on a 911 Call" Mean?What does "released from jail on a 911 call" mean? I received this message from Vinelink about an offender that was arrested for stalking my family member.


Value of Leonardo Collection Dolls - 5 dolls

Value of Leonardo Collection Dolls?I want to sell these dolls. They are Leonardo Collection porcelain dolls. I just wanted to see if anyone could help me with a price. I will sell them all together.


Value of Marble Topped Column Style Tables - wood column with floral pattern at top and with a marble insert

Value of Marble Topped Column Style Tables?I am looking for an estimated value for these 2 wood and marble pillars. They have no name or markings that I can find.


Value of a CorningWare Dish  - covered casserole with fruit an berries pattern

Value of a CorningWare Dish?I have a 3 piece set of this CorningWare dish. Would you know its value?


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Homemade Food Business Name Ideas?I'm starting my own food business from home. It will include everything homemade including cooking, baking, desserts, salads, and sauces. I'm finding it very difficult to come up with an attractive catching name that will say it all.


Bull Mastiff Peeing in House After a Move - Mastiff and Puggle

Bull Mastiff Peeing in House After a Move?My husband and I have two dogs, a 6 year old Bull Mastiff and a 12 year old Puggle. Both dogs are potty trained and they have a dog door with a fenced in yard, so they can go in and out as they please to go potty. We have had a lot of changes recently. We just retired from the Air Force and moved to South Carolina.


Value of an Empire Gaming Table - table with stylized lyre support and base with 4 legs

Value of an Empire Gaming Table?I bought this online and paid a pretty penny for it. I was told the brand is Empire, but I can't find any markings on it. It's mahogany wood, the table top swivels, expands, and has a compartment inside. The feet are all on wheels.


Value of a Mersman Table - top of the table

Value of a Mersman Table?I have a round coffee table which has the markings Mersman 25-33 on the bottom. Could you tell anything about this table ie. wood type, value, or any other information.


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a dark green velvet coat and hat with white trim and matching muff

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?I have a doll that is bisque. This is the marking on her. Could someone tell me about her?


Value of an Antique Secretary Desk - drop front desk with glass doors and three drawers

Value of an Antique Secretary Desk?This secretary desk has been in the family for over 100 years and is in excellent condition. It's currently in storage so I can't check for markings. Does anyone have any possible background information on it or the value?


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