Now Is the Time for a Victory Garden
I had a victory garden in a school garden that we had before WW II Sponsored by the public school for grades kindergarten through 9th grade. Then I worked there as a student assistant helping the younger children. By then the war was on and people had a garden...
Awesome Cleaner from the Dollar Store
My friend told me about Awsome cleaner. Good and cheap too!
Make a Junk Journal Out of Envelopes
I feel it is a waste of time for the end result.
Homemade Buns and Rolls
How much orzo pasta?
Homemade Sandwich Dressing
I forgot about sandwich dressing. Years ago we used to use Kraft Sandwich dressing. Dont know if it is still made.
Finding a Lost Parent?
They have groups (I dont know their names) that can assist you. Also, adoption records are now open in some states.
Information on Vintage Glass Measuring Cup?
Maybe Anchor Hocking.
Old Fashioned Potato Salad
I see Lawrys seasoned salt in picture. When and how much is used?
Holi Moli Stromboli
I wonder if 1 cup of sugar is correct in this recipe? (b)Editors Note:(/b) It should read 1 tsp., we have fixed the original recipe.
Oven Roasted Herbed Potatoes
Although it is a no no nowadays, my mother always prepared these with lard. We still do it at least once a year (maybe Christmas or Easter) - comfort food and remind us of Ma. They are delicious!
So Easy Refrigerator Pickles
Are there any onions in this recipe? It looks like onions in the picture or is the white part I see cucumbers?
Almost Cinnabon Rolls
Is the vanilla pudding in this receipe instant or the regular pudding?
Reusing Bread Bags for Many Purposes
I would be very careful and not put meat in a bag that had bread in it. I do not believe it would be sanitary. I buy cheap thin bags without zippers, put the meat in there, fasten with a twisty and then place in a freezer bag. This way when using the meat you...
Dawn to Clean Burnt Pans
The best solution to clean is to use Arm & Hammer washing soda. Soak the pan with hot water and some soda. Let soak for a while and then clean with a scrubber.
Easy Canned Fruit Cobbler
What size can or how much fruit to use?
Pages Too Big for Computer Screen?
I have an I-Mac. In the lower right hand corner of screen there are diagonal lines (size about a 1/4) - press that and you can control the size of your screen. Hope this helps.
Collecting Social Security for Child of Deceased Parent?
Go to the Social security office. They will help you and tell you what documents you need. Or call on the phone.
Egg Custard Pie
Is there a pie crust? If the picture shown is for this recipe, it is shown with a pie crust.
Cooking Dry Beans?
I always soak the beans overnight and never have had a problem.
Pineapple Pudding Cake?
Pineapple Dessert 1 box Jiffy yellow cake mix 1 8 oz. pack. cream cheese 1 small box instant pineapple or vanilla pudding 1 1/2 cups milk 1 can crushed pineapple, drained (20 oz.) 1 container Cool Whip (9 oz.) Mix cake according to package, put in 9 x 13 pan...
How many ounces in a flat can of pineapple?
Trouble Getting Yahoo Email?
Call the company that provides your internet service; they should be able to help you.
Filing for Divorce Without the Other Party's Signature?
Consult an attorney for the proper answer. I dont think anyone can get a divorce without an attorney representing the person. But, who knows for sure but an attorney.
Funeral Savings And Other Tidbits
Excellent article. Doris
Rubbing Alcohol Left Stain on Bathroom Faucet?
Try a little baking soda diluted with water.
Nut Roll Cookies
These sure look good and may try them next week! (note - my late husband is the only person I know that used the word copasetic - your screen name!) Kedi (from Parma, OH)
Quick and Easy Apple Cake
Sounds tasty. Ill have to try this, but for a 8 x 8 cake 1 1/2 cups of sugar seems like too much. Ill cut down the amount of sugar.
Put cored (core with a hand apple corer) cabbage in hot water and as leaves get soft remove and put on a pan or cookie sheet. As you go further down you will probably have to use a knife to release the leaves. I hold the cabbage with a two prong fork. Be careful...
Concerns Over Son Not Receiving a Share of SSA Benefits?
This sounds strange. I would appeal to higher authorities at Social Security.
Cornsilk Loose Facial Powder?
If you cant find that brand, buy any brand that is Translucent. I use LOreal and have for years and Im pleased with the results.
Passion Fruit Delight
Is the Carnation milk canned evaporated milk or Carnation dry powdered milk? Please advise.
Sort Bills As They Come In
Regadless of whatever system you use DESTROY the outer envelope immediately! Why bother with reinserting bill and then removing again. You can encircle amount and due date on the bill with a red (or any other bright colored pen.)
Cleaning Oven Racks With Oven Cleaner and Newspaper
The best way is to soak in hot water for a couple of hours with 1/2 cup Arm & Hammer washing soda. If very dirty, use a brush on some spots. If you have sensitive hands use rubber gloves.
Paper Towel Waste Eliminated
Not sanitary. Use an old dish towel instead of paper. I use them and then throw in wash.
Making Bean Soup with Bacon?
Pookarina is right re Senate Bean Soup. That is the recipe I always make. When I saw this one I thought I might try to make it. But it appears something or a step is missing as I know from experience that 4 cups of water is not sufficient for 1 lb. beans even...
Spaghetti Sauce with Angel Hair Wheat Pasta
What size cans of tomato sauce do you use?
How Do I Replace a Lost MTV Lawnmower Key?
I think it is a MTD mower. Call a lawnmower repair person for advice.
Read Magazines Online
I still buy magazines and after I finish reading them, pass them on to a friend who gives them to a shut in and down the line. I watch for special offers and I just bought a leading ladies magazine for $5.00 for 1 year. For those that I do not subscribe to...
Cooking Beans from Scratch
I dont know what diabetics should eat, but is is healthy to eat beans 3 times a day? He must eat other things too.
Where Can I Buy Inexpensive Work Jeans and Slacks?
If they dont have to be new, try nearly new, Goodwill, St. Vincent DePaul, & Salvation Army type of stores. You can get some items that are new with tags on yet, or lightly worn. Some stores have 1/2 price Mondays or coupons in newspapers. My friends that do...
Printer Ink Alerts Too Early
My printer will not work if one of the four colors is out or low. I believe there are some that will work just on the black if one of the colors are out. I should have stock in printer cartridges. You buy a printer for say $129 and the price of two sets of...
Dutch Oven Roast Garlic Chicken
I think 3 hrs. at 400 degress is too long to cook a 6 lb. chicken. Is the time and temperture correct?
Lentil Soup With Turkey Meatballs
It appears there is a misprint re the tomatoes, it says 2 oz. can. What is the proper size can?
Storing Leftovers in Ziplock Bags
I would be afraid that plastic bags are not safe to put in boiling water-think of the chemicals on the food. I believe these bags are for storage only. Items you purchase in plastic bags probably are safe. I would contact the bag manufacturer re putting the...
Do you scrape off the white frosting in the middle of the oreo cookies and just use the cookie part?
Cleaning Ziptop Plastic Bags
You are not considering the cost of water, soap, electricity, etc. I do not think you are saving money, only being green.
Shrimp Macaroni Salad
It seems to me that 1 lb. of macaroni could not serve 75 to 100 people.
Make A Thrifty Recycled Drink Container
First, do not drink out of plastic. You are not a scatterbrain, just do what you are doing. Dont think about what you should do, just concentrate on what you are actually doing at the time.
During the depression my mother and I (I was about 7) would go out to the country area and pick dandelions. My father would stop the car on the main road. At home they would be thoroughly washed and she would make them with hot bacon dressing. Naturally this...
My Mother's Gingerbread
Re your comment, what child doesnt like gingerbread. I never liked it as a child and I still dont like it at age 85. in fact I never use ginger in recipes that call for it.
Product Review: Barrilla's Piccolini Pasta
I have been buying these and they come in handy for many recipes.
Save Money Using Powdered Milk
I also have been using powdered skim milk for over 20 years. No waste. The only thing it is not good for is for making instant pudding for a cake type dessert. It doesnt set up properly. You can use it for instant pudding to be eaten as a pudding.
Is it correct - no sugar in this pie? Please advise.
Switch Burners When Simmering
That is one of the reasons I never would want an electric stove; gas can be controlled much easier.
Uses for Recycled Zip Lock Bags
My time and water re washing the bags is more valuable than using a cheap (from dollar stores and discount stores) bags of this type. I would only use the cheese bags for garbage items, smelly tuna cans etc.
Uses for Expired Baking Powder?
Use it between your toes to keep feet dry to prevent athletes foot; my father and brother always did this over 50 years ago.
Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
I do not believe in using prepackaged food. Too many chemicals. Just make your own mashed potatoes with some of the items added.
What size packages of Kielbasa?
Homemade White Bread
Please give a range of the time to bake the bread.
Vent Dryer Inside in Winter
We tried this in the past, but moisture formed on our wooden rafters. Bad idea.
Saving on Your Long Distance Bill?
I have taken long distance off my regular phone provider. The lowest rate they had was about 15 cents per minute and a long distance fee of about $3.00 per month. I now buy Long Distance calling cards. Sometimes they are on sale 2 for 1. The minutes (including...
Pork Chops and Sauerkraut
When does the onion go in?
Lower Your Water Heater Temperature
It does not pay to lower it too much, as then you have to run the water until you get hot water--to you are wasting water.
Give Savings Bonds for Christmas
I believe interest is only one percent now. I purchased them in the past for gifts but you would be better to open a CD or Money Market account and get a little more interest.
Use Dry Milk for Cooking
After frequently throwing out milk that went bad, I switched to powdered dry milk. It is always handy and when you make it, do it the day before and keep in refrig. to use the next day.
Use Soup Bases Instead of Bouillon
I found (through experience) that Better Than Bouillon is the best. They make low salt chicken and it is good. Hard to find though, only one supermarket chain carries it in my location. It is not near to me so I buy 3 or 4 at a time.
Maybe I dont understand recipe, but I thought it was not safe to place Saran Wrap in oven?
Printers That Are Inexpensive to Use?
Printer manufacturing companies should not be allowed to make printers that you cant use when one of the colors is out. Isnt it strange that the cost of a new printer is less than two sets of 4 colors of cartridges? Its a rip off. Who can we complain to?
Printers That Are Inexpensive to Use?
I agree with you. It almost pays to buy a new printer than the ink! A friend bought a printer after he compared the price of the ink. Right off I cant tell you the manufacturer of the printer. Most people use black ink and its a shame that you have to replace...
Keep Lemon Wedges in the Freezer
Good idea - Ive always hated cutting one wedge for my one glass of iced tea!
Seems as if 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise is too much. Is that the correct amount?
Use Safety Straps to Secure Purse While Shopping
No, the thieves wont steal your purse; but they are so light handed that they will get your wallet out of the purse. Best to keep your purse on your shoulder with fastener side toward your body.
Store Dried Peas and Beans in Glass Jars
I use Nestle Instant Ice Tea jars for my beans, choco. chips, lentils etc. I just put the unopened bag in. I also put a piece of masking tape on the bags before inserting with the date purchased. Then you know what items are getting old. Also, I open boxes...
Grease Stain on Floor?
Make a paste of baking soda and water and rub gently. That should do it.
Raising Money for a School Trip?
It appears you cant afford to go. I wants dont always pan out.
Raising Money for a School Trip?
A relative hit me up for a donation for a trip. I gave, got a thank you note and havent heard from the person since. I probably wont do for anyone again.
Stretching One Meal Into Five
How boring to eat the same thing 5 days in the row; perhaps you could freeze part and then take out another day.
ALDI Food Brands?
I love Aldis. Our store is very clean, stock people are helpful. I always buy their candy bars - they are delicious, from Germany or Austria. Eggs are cheap and fresh ditto with butter. I buy all tomato canned products for chili, stew etc. Dont know about quality...
Product Review: Save-A-Blade
In the 30s my father had a small instrument for sharpening safety razor blades that cut on both sides. Dont know what happened to it but my brother and I played with it (without blades) because it had a handle. It was a toy to us. Brings back memories!!
Gardening on a Budget
Maybe it is an old wives tale or a superstition - but I always heard never ask for a plant - wait til your friend/relative offers it to you! If you ask for a cutting, plant, seeds, they are not supposed to thrive.
Save Money By Baking Your Own Bread
What do you mean about easing any worry that there is still live yeast in the bread? If my math is correct, Re the person that commented she can make 10 loaves for $2.00. Impossible, if you only use 3 cups of flour for one loaf that would equal 30 cups of flour...
Grandma's Comfort Foods
What is size of Velveeta Cheese?
Use Loose Leaf Paper In Your Printer
Loose leaf paper usually has lines - how do you get the lines to line up? Also, be careful as the holes can jam your printer, and then penny wise and pound foolish.
Pay Attention to Package Sizes When Grocery Shopping
I just noticed yesterday when I purchased a widely advertised margarine that comes in 2 8 oz. cups that the cups are now 7.5 oz. each. In fact the manufacturer used the same cardboard sleeve which had 16 oz. printed on it and pasted a sticker showing 15 oz...
Old Fashioned Beef Stew
My Betty Crocker cookbook is from 1955 or before. I always start looking in it when I need to make something different/new or just for proper directions
Poor Man's Raisin Cake
What suggested amounts for salt and spices?
Mom's Bread Recipe
A general amount of flour should be shown. Seems like too much water. Not a clear recipe.
Include Package Size When Posting Recipes
Yes it is important to list the size of packages. Did you ever notice in old cookbooks from churches and organizations usually only state 1 package or whatever. Package sizes change and the recipe might not come out right--especially if you are not an experienced...
Bluegrass Chocolate Tarts
re Bluegrass Chocolate Tarts - the 3 packs of cream cheese - what size cream cheese - 3 oz. or 8 oz.? (b)Editors Note:(/b) Good question! The recipe has been changed to reflect the proper size 3 oz.)
Can you make these in an oven? If so, what temperature and how many minutes?