Jackie H.

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Sock Snowman - trio of snow people on a shelf

Sock SnowmanThis has to be the most fun craft I have made yet! It is so very easy, a great craft to do with the kids! It is funny when I show people and tell them it is only a single tube sock filled with rice. Everything here is from The Dollar Store. I just love that place!


Helpful Picnic Tips

Helpful Picnic TipsUse two small coolers -- one for fruit and beverages, which will be opened frequently, and one for such perishables as meats, poultry, salads, sandwiches, and cheese.


Butternut Squash with Macintosh Apples in bowl

Butternut Squash with Macintosh ApplesI just love winter squash. I like it a bit sweet, but do not like having to sweeten it with so much sugar. I thought maybe I could cook apples with it and sweeten it naturally. This is so good, you will love it and you will have the kids eating their veggies like never before!


My Homemade Butter Pound Cake

My Homemade Butter Pound CakeThere is nothing like a rich tasting buttery pound cake! My grandmother always made the best pound cakes. Her secret was lots of real butter and lots of eggs! Even with the cost of both those things, if you want a butter pound cake, you have to splurge. Yummy!


Cooling Refreshing Summertime Drink

Refreshing Blended WatermelonMy favorite summertime fruit is watermelon. I felt creative the other day and thought what would happen if I threw watermelon in my blender with ice?


Pumpkin Carrot Bread

Pumpkin Carrot BreadThese are a hit for the holidays and great for gifts.


Blessing Bags

Blessing BagsBlessing Bags to keep in the car when you pass homeless people. Something special you can do with your children or grandchildren to teach them about caring/giving for those in need!


split loaf

Pineapple Pound CakeThis is my own homemade recipe. It is a very moist fruit filled pound cake.


Wedding toiletry basket.

Ladies Toiletry Basket For GuestsThis is a ladies toiletry basket, I made for my daughter's wedding back in September. She was married at Castle in The Clouds in New Hampshire. So, with a castle setting, I chose a brown tin large oval planter in place of a basket. It gave it a more medieval look to it.


Microwave Corn on the Cob

Microwave Corn on the CobYou will never boil corn on the cob again. This is easy, and the tastiest, sweetest corn ever. You are not boiling all the flavor out of corn.


Plate piled with delicious looking lemon coconut squares.

Best Ever Lemon-Coconut SquaresA sweet coconut twist on the ever popular lemon squares.


Pre-Marinating Chicken before Freezing

Pre-Marinating Chicken Before FreezingWhen I shop, I look for sales on family size packages of chicken - legs, thighs, quarters, and breasts. I also love to make my own marinades. This can be done before freezing your chicken.


Getting the stains out

Deodorant to Remove Underarm StainsI bought a beautiful white sweater at a yard sale. The challenge though was the sweater had large yellow armpit stains. I got all sorts of advice, use OXI, use vinegar, use lemon juice, use baking soda; they all failed. Then someone said use what "caused the stain", deodorant.


Miss Fiona (Italian Mastiff)

Miss Fiona (Italian Mastiff)She was rescued - 7 years ago. She likes to snuggle and laugh, her whole body wiggles when she laughs :)


Homemade Chicken Parmesan

Homemade Chicken ParmesanThis is one meal that brings my kids running home for Mom's cooking. Their absolute favorite meal! :) Now it is also my grandkids favorite too. Good old comfort food!


Rewiring a Living Room Lamp - finished lamp with shade and turned on

Rewiring a Living Room LampThis will show you how easy it is to rewire a lamp yourself instead of paying some place to do it!


Converting All Purpose Flour into Cake Flour

Converting All Purpose Flour into Cake FlourAll the years I have been baking, I never knew there was a conversion to turning All Purpose Flour into Cake Flour!


Individual Pumpkin Bundt Cakes - a stack of finished cakes on a plate.

Individual Pumpkin Bundt CakesThis is the recipe for my individual pumpkin bundt cakes.


A goodie bag with candy and other items.

Santa Goodie Bag HuntThis idea was my 7 year old granddaughter's thought. She suggested to me, "Nana, you know how we have an Easter egg hunt? Why can't we have a Santa Hunt?" As she stood there with her hand on her hip. (She is quite dramatic). I told her, "Kate, that is a fun great idea!"



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