Tidbits ~~~~a couple!

TEA TREE OIL.  I find this so good for so many different things.  I had a gnash in my leg and it became infected and continued to grow in redness.  I purchased a bottle of Tea Tree Oil and used it morning and evening and infection left and it is almost healed. Also if you get mosquito bites or ants on your ankles when walking your little dog, use the Tea Tree Oil when you get home and the itching will stop immediately.

HOT SALT WATER.  If you should have an infected gum or area in your mouth that needs some TLC,  every night swish with hot salt water and do not eat or drink following the swishing.  Also – – if a sore throat is on your horizon, start using hot salt water to gargle and use it several times a day and before you go to bed.  It works.


A RECIPE. I made this before I moved.  It has great possibilities.

BISCUITS.  2 c. self rising flour 1 c. whippng cream.  Mix together.  Dough will be stiff. Stir just until blended. Knead 10 times and cut.
Place on greased baking dish and bake at 450 degrees of 10 minutes.  If I were doing it again, I would lower the temperature to 350 and then bake until done.

Was asked for my most favorite recipe.  I had to get clarification, i.e. casseroles, desserts, cookies, misc. different subjects. I have already given you all of these last year but they were along with other recipes. So here goes.  I am only going to give you four recipes this time around and four next time.

The gal had in mind Casseroles. But by the time we were about to say ‘goodbye’ she asked if it would be too much trouble to give my favorite everything. That is hard to do.  I always geared all new recipes to whether I would be proud to serve the subject to guests.

Okay.  Here we go. First off the bat ~~~~ CASSEROLES.


1 Gd. beef, 12 oz. egg noodles, can of mushroom soup, not diluted, 1/2 yellow onion, 1 c. half and half, 1/2 c. parmesan cheese, 1/2 T. Worcestershire Sauce.

Cook noodles. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Cook beef, drain. Add onion.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Stir everything together in LARGE pan and put in 9×13 Pam-sprayed dist.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Serve 6.  Bake for 25 minutes.


1 can Grape Juice and 1 can Pink Lemonade.  Make as directed.  There you have it. I keep a can of each in my freezer at all times.  It is so tasty and so easy to make up.  I like to have ice cubes made out of it so there is no diluting the flavor.


This is not fancy but so very good tasting.

16 oz. cream cheese, 10 oz. longhorn cheese, grated, 1 tsp garlic pwd., 1/2 c. chopped green onions.

Mix all together and on a sheet of wax paper make a ball out of it.  Then roll in sesame seeds. Put in refrigerator.  Use parsley and holiday crackers on a round plate.  Sweet.

I like this especially during the holiday season.  I buy the Nabisco crackers that are shaped like snowflakes.


4 c. warm mashed potatoes, 1/4 c. (1/2 stick butter, melted,) 1/4 tsp. pepper, 2-29 oz cans yams or sweet potatoes, drained.

Prepare the oven to 350 Degrees.  Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, 2 Tbs. melted butter, and the pepper.  Mix well.  Set aside.

In another medium bowl, mash the yams, then add the remaining 2 Tbs. melted butter; Mix well.  Spoon five equal-sized scoops of the yam mixture into the baking dish,  placing one scoop in each corner and one scoop in the center.  Using a spoon shape each scoop into a square.

Please the mashed potato mixture in the four empty squares, dividing it equally.  Pat down evenly to fill any gaps.  Thus~~~~you have just formed the checkerboard pattern.

Bake for 45 minutes or until heated through.  9-12 servings.

I use an ice cream scoop that has the piece that clicks it out of the scoop.

Enjoy serving something old and yet newly designed for your holiday meals.  Marge



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