March 26, 2020

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A plate of grilled marinated chicken.

Yogurt Chicken RecipesChicken can be marinated in yogurt and spices before baking. The result is tender and delicious chicken whether on the grill or in the oven.

 

Stir Fried Bok Choy in pan

Stir Fried Bok ChoyBok choy is a Chinese type of cabbage and is delicious in stir fry recipes. Here it is flavored with garlic as a perfect side dish with rice.

 

Butter stored in a glass container.

Storing ButterButter can be expensive but it can also be difficult to use up bulk shopping before it goes bad. Here are some tips for long term storage.

 

baked Beef and Spinach Lasagna

Making Beef and Spinach LasagnaThis lasagna dish starts with a layer of creamy sauce that is then topped with layers of spinach, cheese, and ground beef. The complete recipe follows. Make some today and save some for later.

 

A butter lemon pound cake with icing.

Making Butter Lemon Pound CakeHere's a homemade pound cake recipe made with lots of butter and lemon. Try topping this with a light whipped topping or even vanilla ice cream.

 

Sweet Potato Waffle on plate

Sweet Potato WafflesThese delicious waffles are made from scratch using mashed canned sweet potatoes, rolled oats, and whole wheat flour. The complete list of ingredients and instructions can be viewed below.

 

UFO Cow Abduction Cake - cake with the fairy lights in place

Making a UFO Cow Abduction CakeA very, creative scene on top of this cake is of a UFO abducting a cow. With LED lights, two cakes and a number of decorations you can make your own.

 

Paper Plate Clock - finished clock

Paper Plate Clock for Teaching TimeTransform a paper plate into an inexpensive teaching tool. Follow the steps below to make a paper plate clock for teaching your little ones how to tell time.

 

Making Decals Using a Plotter - different design in black

Making Decals Using a PlotterIt's easy to make personalized decals with a Cricut or other plotter. Newer models allow more flexibility to plot whatever design you want.

 

Chip Cookies on tray

Banana-Orange Oatmeal Choco Chip CookieThese delicious chocolate chip cookies hide some fruit that the kids might not always want to eat alone as a snack. Mashed bananas and small bits of oranges are added to the batter. Everyone will love them. Start baking.

 

fried Mung Bean Triangles

Making Mung Bean TrianglesMung beans are the main filling for these savory triangles. They are easy to make at home with spring roll wrappers.

 

finished Shrimp Taco with Avocado Cream Sauce

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Cream SauceShrimp marinated in lime juice and taco seasoning are paired with cilantro avocado cream sauce for a cool, spicy taco filling.

 

Recipes

Onion Smoothie Cold Remedy in glass

Onion Smoothie Cold RemedyI find this helpful when I have respiratory issues or colds or flus. It helps one heal from bronchitis, it is expectorant. It helps to open up the alveoli, and it provides nutrients. As well it helps to know this in the age of Coronavirus.

 

Chocolate Chip Banana Bite Sized Bars

Chocolate Chip Banana BitesDo you have ripe bananas but low on butter? If so, sounds like our household! You can make this chocolate chip banana bite sized bars. This yields 1 - 10x15 inch cookie pan so depending how you cut the bars up, you'll easily get 24 plus pieces!

 

Sweet Potato Spinach Home Fries on plate

Sweet Potato Spinach Home FriesSometimes, not having all the right ingredients leads you to create a great new recipe. We wanted home fries for breakfast, but I didn't have enough potatoes for a whole batch. I used one potato, one sweet potato, some onion, and spinach. The sweet potato gave it a lovely sugary edge, while the spinach gave it a nice healthy green touch. I microwaved the potatoes first so they cooked evenly with the onions, and got a nice crisp exterior when finished.

 

Articles

Fun Mirror with Barrettes - mirror hanging on the wall

Fun Mirror with BarrettesThis is a fun craft to do with the kids, as long as an adult supervises the hot glue gun! With a round mirror and 3.00 in barrettes, you too can have this cute mirror.

 

Budget Organizer - finished organizer

Budget OrganizerMoving out is not that simple. It means freedom for me and at the same time being independent. So I set up a file case where I can put my receipts and monthly bill payments. Never forget the savings where it should always be first priority in the household.

 

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Free Shoes to Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID-19This is an active offer right now for those in healthcare, 10,000 free shoes per day - while supply last/limited time offer.

 

Child's Spring Floral Artwork - ready to display

Child's Spring Floral ArtworkBrighten up your home with this tissue paper spring themed artwork. Prop up with a piece of cardboard from a tissue box. This was made by my son with the help of my handwriting "Happy Spring". This is a great way to display temporary seasonal art or to showcase your children's work (prop up with piece of cardboard).

 

Questions

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Caring for a Dog with ParvoTucker is 6 months old weighing 39lbs because he lost weight from being sick. 2 days ago we took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with parvo. Due to price we did 2 injections and an IV drip and were sent home with nausea meds and antibiotics.

 

Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a red velvet dress and matching hat

Identifying a Porcelain DollAll I know about her is thatshe's 90 years old! I can't find any other marks other than what's on the back of her porcelain head. My housekeeper gave her to my daughter, so I have no interesting story about her background!

 

Identifying Porcelain Tray and Cups - tray and 4 cups

Identifying Porcelain Tray and CupsThese are (I think) a set of porcelain 'salts' with no makers marks, but each piece is stamped 'FOREIGN' in orange. The cups are very thin and delicate porcelain with a pearlescent finish to the glaze. The pattern around the rims is of a simple white leaf/branch or feather. They measure 48mm diameter (top) and 24mm at the base and 48mm tall.

 

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Mini Chef Sewing Machine Not StitchingSo my sewing machine was first of all hooking to later realize that the bobbin case has shifted and the needle was hitting it. So I opened it up and turned the bobbin case back. Then I left it and came back another time to use it and it wasn't stitching. I checked online and they said the hook timing was wrong. I checked it and fixed it.

 

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Washing Baby Clothes in Well WaterI have well water and have a one month old baby. Can I wash her clothes in the water?

 

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Allowing Your Daughter to Date at 11My daughter really likes this boy and they are in the same class and he asked her if she wanted to date him. She asked me and I don't know if I should let her; she is 11.

 

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Keeping Seams Together When SewingWhat is a good way for keeping seams together when sewing?

 

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John Deere L130 Engine Won't CrankI have a John Deere L130 tractor. I just replaced the starter because the old one wasn't working. I have the starter in and the battery is charged. When I start the engine I hear the starter turning, but the engine will not crank. The starter is making a whirling noise, but like I said the engine will not crank. Any ideas?

 

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Dog Pooping on My Bed and HersI have a 2 1/2 year old Morky. She is trained to go on a wee wee pad because she is allergic to grass. All of a sudden she has been pooping on my bed and her own bed for the last 3 days. She's never alone because I'm disabled and I take her everywhere with me. She is an emotional support dog. Can anyone help me to why this is happening?

 

Identifying Small Two Tone Bugs - oval black or brown and tan bug

Identifying Small Two Tone BugsAny idea on what these are ? They are on my windowsill.

 

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