Coming up with ideas is the easy part for me, making them work is another thing. So when I do come up with something that works well, I’ll post it here. I’m also including a few experiences with some of my not-so-stellar plans.
Immediate relief for Icy Hot burns or chemical burns from other Methyl Salicylate ointments such as Bengay, Bayer Muscle Joint Cream, ArthriCare Ultra Cream, and Tiger Balm: To cool the burn, carefully wipe off excess cream with a kleenex, apply olive oil with a cotton ball, wipe off with another kleenex, and THEN wash off […]More
Those of you who know me know I love to sing at Christmas, but not everyone knows why. As a kid I could relate well to the Little Drummer Boy. Our neighborhood had a tradition of giving each other gifts as Christmas approached. And I remember several years where some unknown neighbors sent all sorts […]More
Last night I was cleaning the bathroom when my Dad called. Just as I was able to explain that I couldn’t talk at the moment and would call back, the phone fell out from under my neck and into the toilet full of chemicals and whatever the chemicals were trying to remove. Yuck! The odd […]More
It’s doubly or maybe even triply retro, and everyone’s asking me how it’s done. So at long last, here’s how to apply that “hand-colored” look to your digital or scanned photos. *note* – This tutorial requires Photoshop. You could try to adapt the steps to Paint Shop Pro or the Gimp with plugins.More
I made this recipe up for the Pillsbury Bakeoff. I didn’t win anything, but they ARE good. You can add chopped Jalapeno too, if you like it spicier. 1 8oz package softened Neufchatel or cream cheese 1 4oz can Old El Paso® Chopped Green Chiles 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon lime juice 1/4 teaspoon […]More
This is a great treat for Valentines Day. It’s really easy to make and inexpensive for large batches. 2 Cups Sugar 2 Cups Almond Slices (or Slivers) – You can also do this with Pecans! 1 cup butter (2 sticks – not margarine) 1 cup chocolate chips Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper […]More