Inspiration came to me one day when stacking firewood in the corn crib. I looked at the piece of wood, and saw potential...
This beautiful spinner was at our local farm store. It needed assembly, although they were willing to part with the assembled version. I needed something to do, so we got the kit...
Decorating my lawn is now an obsession and there are very beautiful glass objects, glued together and illuminated for placement in the yard, perhaps garden area, stone garden perhaps...and sometimes they break, so regluing seems necessary. The steps I took to fix mine...
Let's be real. If I want to know about the cards of Pokemon that I have, I have to consult with my grandchild, who seems to be very informed... but, meanwhile, here's my take on the situation.
An umbrella, in theory, is a wonderful protection measure, but, in reality often ends in disaster...
Went to doctor for exam. My blood pressure tested high. Why?
As our snow melts in Minnesota, massive floods in Nebraska, ingrained thoughts come to mind, pondering previous World events.
This poem is dedicated to e coli, a part of everyone's life, a resident of the colon, but subject to periods of causing mayhem.
As I was cooking this soup, my kids came over with their kids. The first words out of their mouths were, "Are you making pickles?" No. It's my sauerkraut soup.
The steps to update the Garmin with a laptop computer. It is supposed to be easy. Garmin. USB cord. Plug in. Update. Simple, right? - Well. Not in my world, it's not...
Do you sometimes ponder how some people live out their day, having not even a grain of what you call common sense? Smile: back at you.
Most potato salads are cold, but this dish is served warm...
Monkfish is supposedly dangerous to consume, unless you buy it at the grocery store, then it's okay... Well. Here's how I cooked it under the broiler...
Clean eating, or 'cooking from scratch' as we used to or still call it, is how you prepare your meals with a minimum of over processed ingredients...Here are some examples of what you can design...
Twenty-four Below is cold in anyone's book. Bubble blowing is fun. Combine the two and you get frozen bubbles. Little frozen balls of water in perfect circles, completely opaque and interesting...
Whew! With a couple days of Polar Vortex under our belt, I just hope the Groundhog survived long enough to see his shadow and tell me that Spring is just around the corner... [please...]
Becoming a grandparent takes nine months of being very patient. Then, it takes a few hours of being scared out of your mind that something good, or bad will happen, and then, you get a baby!!!
My thoughts, on a wall on the southern Border of the United States of America... based on news I get from the media, Fake or Real, here's my opinions:
Ready for some tasty lamb chops? Heat the deep fryer, grind some saltine crackers, and prepare a dish of flour and a bowl of beaten eggs. I'll show you how to make a delicious meal.
Our crate pillows have seen better days, been washed over and over, but now, it's time to say goodbye to old and introduce a new, improved bed for doggies to lie on.
One way to tastefully get rid of one tomato, five small peppers, some mixed corn, some shrimp, onion, a rice dish, one hot dog and some tomato soup.
It's never too late to put up your tree and add your decorations. You have until the night you decide is the day you take down your tree...smile. I put mine up the other day, and tonight, I'm going to decorate.
Gift wrapping isn't hard, once you know the basics.
First baby showers are fun, but a lot of work and preparation to accomplish. These are a collection of what my daughter in law and I did for my daughter's first baby shower.
Conversationally speaking, there are foods that people wonder about, and some people try them, and some are simply not sure. Here is a partial list of odd foods that I have tried, and perhaps you know of some more? Feel free to add your suggestions at the end.
Carving with a power carver, and making a relief picture... after transferring a photo to the wood with Matte Medium Gel.
There was some yogurt, a couple grapes and a banana in my refrigerator. Time to mix and create something yummy, like a coated fruit salad.
I had previously purchased a head wrap and saw some fun fleece at a store and decided to create my own version. Little salamanders and some royal blue back and some fun colored velcro...
Eggs are a touchy ingredient when it comes to getting them from boiling to cooled. It's the cooling process that makes the difference. You've heard of green eggs and ham, well - cool your eggs too slowly and you'll meet Mr. Green Yolk.
Not a complete fail, but used bread machine to mix and used an aluminum foil lined bread pan to raise and bake the bread. It turned out okay, but I think I should have cooked the potatoes first. It didn't rise very well and produced a dense loaf that was half high. Melted butter improved, but...
When you make the decision to include an apple tree or two in your life, your life changes a little, for the better, and here are a few instances why...
Elections and campaigns. Information comes mostly from television commercials about why someone else is not the right person for the position, whatever position in politics it may be. Most of the commercials cause an opinion of the message in negative ways. Mostly towards the person who airs them.
Apple cider starts out as pureed apple pulp. Then, it drips into a holding bucket. Then, it's placed in a container. Then, the choice is yours. You can drink it then, as juice. Or, let it sit and ferment, becoming hard cider.
Cheater frosting is just the Hazelnut Spread for sandwiches. But, who cares, right? As long as it tastes like frosting, it is frosting... [who is with me on that one? Smile!]
Using a Wilton Ice Cream Sandwich Pan is easier than expected.
It was the day for pancakes. Pancake mix. Water. My new pancake flipper. Memories of my mother kept coaching me through and they turned out swell!
It's been said time and time again, that sheep is greasy and not worth the time to eat. I completely disagree!! Lamb chops are delicious and take only a few moments to cook.
A Venus Fry Trap is such a novelty, eating small insects in your home. It seems to be growing contentedly, although I think it is depressed and hungry...
Collecting historic stamps from the WWII era is an interesting hobby. Selling them is quite another project entirely. Join me as I find homes for my stamps.
Between garden bridges and fairy gardens, I don't know which is cooler, but I decided to build myself a small bridge, and here are the steps I took to make it.
The art of miniature doll house furniture is eye inspiring. It's fascinating. To see in miniature what you take for granted at normal size.
Sometimes, seeing something wild and trying to tame it into something manageable isn't always possible. Sometimes you try, and although you think you've failed, someone else looks at it and says, "Cool!"
Potstickers, or a pan full of filled noodles that are cooked from frozen until the noodle is soft and the dough is browned.
This method creates a pie worthy of a cooking show winner. The pie is sweet, tangy, spicy, flavorful. The crust is oil based and the pie filling is thickened with Jello.
The old fashioned rope machine is highly collectible. Sought after by certain Midwest collectors, these machines are sometimes hard to find, and even harder to obtain. Good luck in your endeavors!
Black walnuts are very beautiful when sliced. Some people use them for decorating their pine needle baskets. Some use for earrings. Others, for making ornate doll house furniture. How do you use them?
Cookbooks have evolved. From the first hand scrawled scrap of paper with Grandma's secret sauce recipe, to collections of community recipes, to your own personal collection, cookbooks are interesting.
The space beneath the refrigerator is notorious for collecting fuzz and dust and grime. Here is how I managed to safely remove the accumulation...
Cancer is a life changing force, wreaking havoc upon a life that previously was oblivious to harm. Cancer has no friends, and most of the time, lives peacefully in the body, until provoked...
A holes are worse than pot holes. Pot holes are holes in the road that you notice a slight double bump noise as you drive over them. A holes, on the other hand, are other drivers who are monsters...
Like him, or hate him. Sometimes, how you feel about someone has nothing to do with how well they do their job. How he's doing in his job, has nothing to do with how you react. Some people voted for him, and seem sorry. Some people voted for Hilary. It's time to just let him do his job. That's all!
As I read someone else's rendition of how we live on Earth, and it's Hell. Killings, torture, terrorists, bad smells, bad tastes, and nobody gets out alive. We all die and come back to Earth, again.
Credit cards are a welcome addition to a wallet, enabling special purchases, perks, and use points. But, be smart about it... use, then, pay off clean. Start over... take your perks, reuse.
My subscription to Norton claimed I had 200 plus days left, but some bug in my computer claimed I had errors and was too far gone to help. Remove and Reinstall was a help. Then, I got another bug...
A two piece metal mold with a tube, a blender, a bit of luck and voila - a round, flat, large donut shaped cake that is sweet and spongy and ready to frost with, perhaps some whipped cream, or not.
Every day, a robot is used to step in and work where a human previously worked. Sometimes, the robot is a welcome addition to the line...
As a major toy supplier closes its doors, we are all faced with a dilemma. Higher prices for certain toys, black market prices. Mayhem in the streets, kids playing with boxes and playing outside. What?
A doppelganger is a word that describes a person who is surprisingly similar to another person, almost to the point of being twins, or an evil twin, seeking to assume another person's life.- but, not always. Sometimes, they are nice! Just like you and me!
For years I have packaged my food in plastic bags or freezer paper and placed them in the freezer. Sometimes the air would leak in and freezer burn would result. Now, I vacuum the air out and seal...
I have many, many squirrels in my yard and I collect black walnuts. Squirrels love black walnuts, and steal my nuts. They are jerks. They cause me a lot of down time and although they are cute... grrr
Duck hunting requires a lot of things. Patience. Fortitude. Warm clothing. Decoys, a truck, a dog, snacks, binoculars, a blind, and probably a gun with a lot of shells... waiting and watching..
It is a sad day when people have to accept the fact that their children have been slain by a stupid person with a gun. There's no reversal of time. There is no closure. It's just a act of stupidity.
We are supposed to pay attention to the expiration date. The best if used by date code on our food, but, what happens if we eat and don't pay much attention?
Knife sharpening using a hand held sharpening tool is the way to go. No stones, no oil, just turn the knife over, and pull the sharpener across the blade, making sure not to poke yourself...
Westbend's Stir Crazy popcorn popper has popped many, many bowls of popcorn in our household.
Cats are an animal that are like no other. You don't usually have a cat. No. If there's a cat in your house, it has a human. That's the difference.
Valentine's Day. It's that day of love, life and valentines. It's candy hearts, chocolate bars and little colored envelopes stuck into shoe boxes. Or, it's a day filled with quiet repose, as well.
Westerns are an interesting collection of viewpoints of how man made his way across the lone prairie, towns that developed, law and order, villains, good guys, strong women, and love.
A few things to consider when you are planning on cleaning your fish catch...
Although stamp collecting has never been a primary passion of mine, I have faithfully preserved my mother's and grandmother's collections.
Perhaps people do not realize that you can actually search out merchandise on Amazon and use your money media to purchase. You can sell stuff too, either your own stuff, or someone else's.
Using a bread machine to make bagels takes a few minutes in the machine, a little bit of time to rise, a little bit of boiling, coating with egg, and then baking. They're moist, chewy, and delicious!
Started out with a recipe for stuffed date balls. They ended up looking like little faces with eyes and hair!
Why go to the mall and get soft baked pretzels when I can make them myself at home...
Turkey roasts were reduced for quick sale, so I bought 5 of them. Now, what to season them with...
Every day, a person is presented a challenge. A score to beat. Call it impossible, or call it your goal. The score you achieve, is the score to match, beat or exceed. Just try again. Good Luck!
A look at Sushi art. Not the art of making sushi, but the art that Sushi can become. Faces, shapes, the possibilities are endless, apparently. A look at some creativity...
This makes a pleasant, chewy, sweet, salty treat.
Take a frozen scallop. Wrap with a raw piece of bacon. Put a bunch of them on a pizza pan on aluminum foil, put in your grill, and turn your electric grill on number 5. Cook until crispy. Yummy!!!
This picture of Jesus, Jesus in the Temple, 1881, by Heinrich Hofmann.
Grilled jalapenos or sweet peppers filled with pork sausage with cream cheese and parmesan cheese... definitely delicious!
I found sushi rice, seaweed sheets, an avocado, some shrimp, sesame seeds, and some wasabi powder. Let the games begin!
When a person talks of comfort food, they are talking about food that is not spicy, but is just plain good. Comfort food is the food you go to when you need a dish that is neither spicy nor dull.
Oyster stew is just an old recipe, probably from the Great Depression era, for making a milk soup using oysters. Fairly easy, and almost comfort food.
The collection started with a single picture. A framed picture, a newsprint, of a little girl looking up at a bluebird in a tree. Then, another picture was obtained. And another. Different artists...
At funeral, 'It was their time to go, I guess', is said by many. But, what about some daring people who take unnecessary risks, and 'should have been dead' but, are still alive and well...
Death, then life. It happens all around us. Every day. How can you not believe?
I received several text messages on my Smartphone, asking me if I'd like to get paid for having an advertisement on my car. It's a Scam.
Remember King Oscar's fish balls. Those round, white fried in butter delicacies that mom would make. Mmmm. You can't buy them, anymore, so HOW do I make them?
Bought a crust from my local butcher. It was frozen...
My fascination with older, three-dimensional art is something I'd like to share with you today.
Pan, butter, bread, cheese and optional, garlic powder.
If you have a venison heart from a deer, this is a good way to cook it.
Layers of raw potatoes, onions, peppers, ham, and infused with milk and cheese, baked for several hours until thick.
Boil wild rice until done. Saute with peppers, onions and mushrooms. Add eggs. Add some shrimp. Stir. Eat.
Brownies, those chewy chocolate bites of wonderfulness, are actually just chocolate-infused egg bakes. Very simple to make with a few ingredients around the house...
Why stuff the bird, when you can combine a series of ingredients and have a creamy, melt in your mouth concoction that will have you waiting in line for more... if you get a second helping, that is..
Carp is a rough fish that normally gets tossed in the weeds and discarded. Be aware that although some people waste fish that way, it's better to take them home and smoke them in a smoker... Yum!
My meatloaf is made of ground beef, spices, onions, peppers, eggs, bread, croutons, and a few meatloaf-seasoning packs. It turned out moist, but firm, and flavorful, yet mild. Very pleased with it!
Liver was never my favorite, always needed a bottle of mustard to kill the flavor. Well. That was then, this is now. I love liver, now!
This apple crisp is a simple throw-the-apples-in-the-pan-cover-with-buttered-flour-bits-and-bake type of dish. Then, you futz with the filling, and voila, you have this year's bake-off champion!
I've tried many kinds of rust removing products to try to clean my tub surround, to no avail. I was reading about removing rust from metal signs and happened to read that vinegar removed rust.
Maffles - Mini donuts and Waffles. I am hungry for a donut and I have a waffle maker. This seems like a plan... let's try it.
I'm not collecting these things, you are... and I plan to get rid of mine, so perhaps you'd like to know about it..
This dinner is simple, easy, and fast!
Many companies write that they do not plan to sell your email address, so it is safe to give them yours. But, what about the companies that don't promise, and the emails you receive from unusual place
Running Compaq Presario with Vista Premium, and upgrading to Windows 10 using a USB stick. This is apparently where we laugh, together...
Chicken Paws is the name on the package. To me, they look like Chicken Feet. I am cooking them today, in the spirit of adventure. If you try them as well, we''ll have bragging rights. High five!
Social Media makes it easier for people to fall in a pseudo relationship that is typically unfulfilling for both parties; and it's not the person, but the social media that the feelings are for.
Why are cooks rich? Because they are rolling in the dough... I'm not rich, but I love collecting old cookbooks.
As an American, I periodically watch the headline news type shows, given a few minutes for a break at work. Many times, my coworkers and I just groan and wonder why and/or how much of it is fake.
Freezing tomatoes for later use was easier than I thought it would be. Let me show you how.
Easy: Dice. Oil. Heat. Simmer. Done.
When I see the loaves of frosted raisin bread in the bread aisle, I fondly remember eating it as a child... but today, I tried something new, a new twist on the old, and it was good!
Cooking our fish on the grill from frozen was a success...
People spew words at other people. Words that they think are powerful. Sometimes, these words are angry words...
I had a can of raspberry pie filling, a bag of chocolate chips, white cake mix, and some cream cheese frosting... The result was this delicious recipe.
In these parts, they call this dish "Squaw Corn." It's crispy, fried bacon with peppers, onion, and corn fried in the bacon grease. Not extremely healthy, but very flavorful...
Simply Potatoes has Southwest flavored shredded potatoes, which means they are seasoned with bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, and some spices (like onion and garlic).
Eggplant is good peeled, sliced, and deep-fried with a crispy flour, egg, and cracker-crumb crust.
Green tomatoes, sliced finger-thick, coated with egg and a seasoned flour mix, fried in a hot pan until crispy on the outside... It's simply delectable!
There are a few steps to take when using glass jars to make spicy bread and butter homemade pickles. Delicious and well worth the effort.
Braille is a system of raised dots, that are helpful for vision impaired people to have more information about their surroundings.
There are edible weeds and bugs, perhaps. I grew up with an adventuresome mother who tried odd recipes... I've eaten a few bugs in my lifetime, and I'm looking for my next adventure.
This recipe makes a quart and a half of smooth, sweet base for you to add your own flavor. I chose to leave mine somewhat plain, and it is a smooth caramel flavor. Just pour, mix, and freeze.
Garter snakes are an interesting breed of snake. They are long, sleek and handsome. Some people believe them to be beneficial, some do not.
Is there a fix for old cameras that get a shutter problem, AKA, lens error that causes them to no longer open and close like a real shutter?
You can take a perfectly caring person, give them a drivers license, place them behind the wheel of a 6,000 pound object moving at 70 miles per hour and they transform into a deadly race car driver.
Healthy exercise is important, and there are some activities that I do in my home that I believe counts as an extreme cardio workout. Let me show you some photos to prove my point. Warning: Sarcasm
Before you read this, be aware that I will be slightly sarcastic, so if you enjoy sarcasm, read on. If you are offended by sarcasm, perhaps you should close your computer now and go do something else.
Rather than get out the coloring books and markers, I bought some alphabet beads, and got out the beads that my kids had used, and taught my granddaughters how to make bead lizards...
My sewing project. A wrap that protects from the suns rays and stays on the head a little more securely. Fewer blow offs... hopefully
Dinner started as a quesadilla, and then we used slider buns as a substitute, which turned out so delicious that I had to share them with you!
My neighbor has horses that like to eat grass, and I have a 10 acre yard with a lot of grass... So, now I let it grow very tall and he turns it into hay bales to feed his horses. No mowing for me, yay
Even if I do not always have a green thumb, I do have a golden sense of humor, sarcastic as it may be...
After roasting a turkey in a bag last week, I was hungry for chicken and thought to myself, "I wonder what chicken would turn out like roasted in a bag." Delicious is the answer!
We stopped at a neighbor's house to chat, and another neighbor got out a plastic bag out of homemade seasoned pretzels. I instantly fell in love and needed to share the recipe!
Ever since I touched my first pencil in the 1960s, I have had a few troubles with writing clearly. Now, fifty years later, I'm going to try to improve. Wish me Luck!
This recipe gives you a plateful of fried chicken gizzards in almost no time at all.
Sloppy Jo's are easy to make and a great dish for parties.
Simple. Cook turkey. Pull bones out. Chop white and dark meat into small pieces. Layer in crock pot with cheese and turkey. Heat. Eat on buns.
For years we have looked at a clock on our wall and time has stood still. The clock was broken. Today, I purchased a clock kit and cut a photo for the face... Here's how I went about it.
Simple item I thought: Rays Steak House Asian Sesame and Ginger Salad Dressing -- You cannot seem to buy this flavor in the stores in my town or surrounding towns, so now, I need to locate 3 bottles.
I blame television for my new addiction to watching videos of people riding their bicycles on scary trails in mountainous regions. Thrill riding. Crazy-ness. Whatever you choose to call it, WoW!
For years I have tried to 'get into' the position of uploading my photos to an online stock picture gallery. I needed ten good ones to get in, and after four years of trying, I am in.
Since creating a sawmill to slice black walnuts for use in basket making, I decided to get a little more extreme and make a round, Christmas ornament type ball. Here's how I am completing the project.
Like everyone else, I have dozens of irons in the fire and currently am working on creating a work space to create prototypes of my ideas. I call my building, The Nuthouse, as I, a nut, work there.
The Air Fryer cooks with hot air. It works very well. We were impressed.
We have some baked potatoes, sauerkraut, onion, bell peppers, farmer sausage. Time to cook some authentic German food for a change!
Is there truly a difference between chow mein or chop suey or stir fry? I doubt it, but there are choices... with hard noodles or without... with rice... with soy sauce...
Green beans, a little butter, some onion bits, microwave for 9 minutes... then it's a party in your mouth!
Using the Magic Chef pizza baker may even feel like cheating, but it creates a dry, crispy crust and a perfectly caramelized cheese topping. You can cook until just melted or continue until browned.
The original stuffed green pepper recipes were with a Spanish rice mixture of tomatoes, rice, and hamburger. These do not. They have shrimp, chicken, sausage, and rice.
These compare to the rings you buy from the fire department. They are crispy on the outside and sweet on the inside. A hint of tang from the onion and buttermilk and saltiness to complement your beer.
Similar to cabbage rolls and grape leaf rolls, these are rolls made with bok choy, stuffed with sauteed pork sausage, peppers, and more bok choy.
From excitement to trepidation, the word Really is a multi use word that encompasses a variety of feelings and definitions. Most often used in sarcastic dialogue and for incredulous acknowledgement.
A very quick and easy way to make a toasted, melted cheese and turkey sandwich in your toaster oven, then simply add horseradish sauce and, voila, it's a feast in your mouth.
We purchased a Corned Beef Brisket from our local grocery store and my hubby decided that we needed to super season it so I needed to do some research as to spices...
Frying bacon requires a little thought, time and action. Here is an easy method to get your bacon crispy, but not burnt, the first time.
This dip is served warm with some sort of tortilla chip, like a flavored nacho cheese chip, a plain tortilla chip, or even a corn chip. This dip is flavorful and tasty, and you will love it!
This recipe revolves around a submitted recipe for rolled, filled crescent, but failed as a filled crescent. It turned into more of a lasagna pot pie. Still delicious!
Falling on ice is a serious, sometimes life-threatening problem. Getting in the habit of placing rubberized ice cleats on your shoes before treading on ice is the answer. But where do you get them?
The best of both worlds, buying things on Amazon and selling. I have a new saying, you can buy anything you want from Amazon, and if they don't have it, you don't need it. Simple as that!
When I went to bed, there was a slight amount of sticky snow, and a little wind. Now, it's 4 a.m, and my yard has been transformed to a drifted, white wonderland.
My dogs are on a routine and it's interesting to watch their behavior when they come in from outside and lay down. They seem to act so polite around each other, not territorial like when eating.
Sometimes you need to change the oil in your deep fryer. You will know when it needs changing; it will be a dark color, it'll smell yucky, and your food will taste off, perhaps burnt.
Cupcakes are fairly simple to make. Simple enough that a five year old, and a three year old can help...
How acute is a dogs sense of smell? Well, I just happened to have an idea and a piece of bread and I took pictures of my dog, Bertha, in action. Pictures taken through a screen door, but you'll see...
Since I eat peanut butter and honey sandwiches on my lunches, I decided that it was time to make my own peanut butter. I had seen a machine for making nut butters on sale at a local store.
Trail mix usually has a combination of salted nuts, dried fruits and chocolate candies. Well, my hubby likes the raisins after they've been with the salted peanuts, and wanted to just have raisins.
This is a sandwich made from two flour tortilla wraps, filled with meats and cheese and vegetables and fried in butter until both wraps are golden brown and crispy.
Hamburgers, seasoned salt, 500 degrees. Time. Perfect!
Hot dog cooking is an art. You need to do it correctly or your hot dog will suffer the consequences.
Pork chops, Johnny's Seasoning, a foil covered pan, some heat, and a little bit of time. Easy enough? Get ready for a tasty dinner.
There are a few jarring comments I have heard in the past week that have stayed with me. There were Bible verses quoted, there were rebuttals... I have come to a conclusion...
Have heard so many things about ginger candy, ginger chews, gin gins, and whatnot. Decided to make my own version and share it with you.
Beer, coating mix and whatever you intend to coat and a deep fryer. That is it!
Why have an ordinary baked potato, when you can easily insert an onion inside it and microwave it and have extraordinary...
While I was grating my five pound bag of carrots, I decided to make carrot bread.
The deal was too good to pass up, so I purchased a five pound bag of carrots for $3.50. But what was I going to do with all of these carrots? Grate them and save some for later!
A new twist on an old favorite. Why make the hole round when you can use a cookie cutter and select the shape you want? Yummy!
Sliced chestnuts are okay to use, but what if you wish them to be in smaller pieces? An easy method to dice—working smarter, not harder.
Who can remember saying that they would never use division. Well. Think again. Here's an easy way to divide your celery so you end up with a lot of small pieces.
Oysters, butter, milk, salt, pepper, Worchestershire sauce and, of course, oyster crackers.
Crispy, browned outside, savory pork sausage and vegetables inside, dipped in a Buffalo Wing sauce and mustard combination, definitely cannot get much closer to Nirvana than this... [smile]
The internet is full of amazing concepts, hygge being the newest one I am becoming aware of. It's something that I do all the time, just didn't know there was an actual word for it.
What are the 10 Commandments you ask? They are instructions written in stone in a era long, long ago by Moses as he received the message about them, from God.
Printing a house with a printer seems so Sci-Fi, but apparently, there have been contractors printing houses for a few years already. My mind has a wild imagination and the printing possibilities...
Birds are in search of food sources. Just the act of putting up a feeder seems to magically attract a multitude of bird types.
These are usually baked in the oven, but we chose to use the crock pot. They turned out very delicious. A combination of scalloped potatoes and ham, plus cheese with shredded potatoes.
When it comes to seafood dips and crackers, my hubby has the special touch as to creating that special blend of flavors.
When you see mold on a piece of bread, should you eat it? And actually, how do you know that you haven't already eaten some mold, with no ill effects?
It all started with Hellmann's Real Mayonaise, a little bit of Fry Magic, some carrot shreds and an egg. Into the frying pan it went, and when it was browned on both sides, I ate it.
It starts out simple, learning that a nail can be used as a drill bit, then, as the addiction catches hold, you find yourself learning about more intense projects, like wood turning and wood burning.
We have a chocolate Lab that eats his food too fast and needs to slow down, so we bought a bowl that has sections and is designed to slow the gulping down. Well, this is how the first day went...
Pinterest offers a lot of ideas for projects. My daughter is an avid painter, has a home grown gallery and offers her items on Zazzle. She needed a storage board for her paints and we built one today.
Over the years, we have evolved in our popping techniques. Currently, we use the Stir Crazy by Westbend, which works fairly well.
A meat slicer will slice your sausage to the desired thickness for placing on a cracker. You can slice your cheese in the same manner.
I was just looking out the window and saw several thousand apples on the ground outside and thought about how I should start making apple cider or even apple wine. It looks easy enough to do...
We have voted in the election. Some of us voted for Hillary. Some of us voted for Donald. Donald won. Mr. Trump will become the president in a few weeks. He has promised to Make America Great Again.