How to Feed Your Family

How To : Feed your family healthy meals on a tight budget

Sure, junk food offers lots of calories for not much money. But you can create your own "happy" meals that are tasty, nutritious, and inexpensive. Certain foods to think about are oatmeal, evaporated milk, frozen and canned vegetables, seasonal fruits, bananas, apples, nuts, m ...more

How To : Cook camp food made easy

Heading to great outdoors or going camping? Better TV shows you an easy way to feed your family at the camp site. Watch this food and camping video for how-to tips.

How To : Make a cheap funnel using a soda bottle

Funnels are necessary for a bunch of different types of food prep, but that doesn't mean you have to blow your money on one at the grocery store. If you're trying to feed your family on a budget this holiday season, simply craft the funnel yourself! Check out this video to le ...more

How To : Simply prepare quinoa

Cooking quinoa is similar to preparing cous cous. Both are grains and both will soak up the water or broth you place them in to become warm and fluffy. If you have never had quinoa before, you should definitely give it a try. This delicious grain is one of the most healthy thi ...more

How To : Prepare baked french toast

This video explains how to make authentic French toast when entertaining guests. The recipe requires some preparation to be performed the night before the guests arrive, as well as some baking the morning of the event. This recipe really captures the essence of French toast by ...more

How To : Make Homemade Vanilla Frosting from Scratch

This is a great quick and easy recipe and a great healthy alternative to store-bought frosting. My husband and children love this frosting, and it's also a hit at my PTA meetings. It goes great on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or anything you desire to put frosting on. I made thi ...more

No Preservatives, Please : How to Make Frozen TV Dinners

Please read the following in Rod Serling's voice. Picture, if you will, a mother. She comes home after a long day at the office, relieved that she took some chicken breasts out to thaw and will be able to make a quick and easy dinner for her family. She opens her refrigerator ...more

How To : Make Spanish chicken and dumplings with Rachel Ray

Chicken and dumplings are a great meal to make if you have a large family to feed and not too much time. Requiring only a few inexpensive ingredients, the dish is as close to a universal appetite pleaser as you will get. To learn how to make classic chicken and dumplings with ...more

How To : Make shepherd's pie with minced lamb meat

If you have a large family to feed, then you know how difficult it is to make one dish that satisfies everyone. But every now and then a recipe comes along that almost sounds too good and delicious to be true. While we usually don't believe in universally satisfying recipes, ...more

How To : Keep your kids healthy & avoid Lunchables

Do you feed your kids the yellow box lunch? Sure, it's easier than making a sandwich from scratch - but what's easy is usually not healthy. Check out this clip and learn all about the dangers lurking inside the iconic yellow box. Lunchables are full of chemicals, fats, sodium ...more

How To : Make a shepherd's pie

Some don't like shepherd's pie, but if you love it, try making it at home. This shepherd's pie recipe is sure to be a family favorite. It's not actually a "pie", as in dessert, but a full-blown, hearty meal. This traditional Shepherd's Pie from how2heroes is meant to feed a h ...more

How To : Use Flickr to share photos on the Internet

Flickr is the most known and dependable photo sharing website to date, so if you haven't made an account yet, you better now, if you want to share your precious photos with family, friends, and even the whole world! Flickr allows you to store digital photographs online and sha ...more

How To : Make nutritious and easy one-dish meals

We all know how it goes: You've just come home from a grueling day at work followed by a grueling drive back, and you're beat. Even the thought of forcing your feet to the kitchen and turning on the stove makes you shudder. So you pick up the phone and order a pizza and buffal ...more

News : Youth Vs. Wisdom

Hi there Dolls, I just got done putting the children to bed for the night. Fed the husband, made a little love, and took a bubble bath! I lathered up my body with a Gardenia lotion and have thrown on my amazing silk robe. I smell and feel wonderful as I sip on my Cantaloupe ...more

How To : Pasta with Cottage Cheese

In this clip, learn how to make pasta with cottage cheese. This healthier, interesting approach to lasagna is easy to prepare and feeds many so it is perfect for your next holiday or family gathering. Whip up this dish and enjoy it today! You Will Need: *8 ounces wide egg nood ...more

How To : Feed a baby pigeon

Here's the easiest way to feed a baby pigeon! This is a rouge outline of the handfeeding method. It is important to be gentle. This helps train the birds to be extremely close with their owner or human family.

How To : A Beginners Guide

I've created this guide to give you some ideas for how to progress quickly as well as some basics for how to operate FrontierVille. My tips are merely suggestions based on my experience and you are welcome to explore and play the game at your own pace. I hope you benefit from ...more

How To : Make a Thanksgiving Turducken

Ah, turducken. The fondest of all portmanteau words and the tastiest of all Thanksgiving day meals. Turducken is a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken—three glorious poultry meats molded into one marvelous, boneless hunk of flesh that any sane carnivore wouldn't ...more

How To : Keep a baby calm on a flight

Reduce your chances of becoming the seatmate everyone hates by learning how to head off a screaming jag. You Will Need * A seat over the wing * A baby bottle, breast milk, or a pacifier * Frequent diaper checks * A midweek, midday flight * A baby stroller Step 1: Go midday Tr ...more

How To : Cook grilled salmon with pickled ramps

Watch this video to learn how to make grilled salmon with pickled ramps. With great instruction from Izzy Sarto, you can't go wrong. This dinner is great for special occasions, a Sunday night, or evenings with friends. Your family won't be able to get enough, so why not feed t ...more

How To : Take care of a sugar glider pet

As with all cute and cuddly creatures that you take home as a pet, the actual work part of the equation doesn't sink in until you find your first poop droppings and pee stains on the carpet. In order to establish a good home life with your sugar glider, and to make sure he's ...more

How To : Identify & remove clearweed

Clearweed is a member of the nettle family and it comes up all over the country. The easiest way to identify the plant is by the little white flowers that grow along its stem. There really isn't anything wrong with the plant but it is a weed that covers up other stuff in the g ...more

News : Navigating the sugar (and white flour) fests

What's the main dish that's served at pot lucks? Pasta! And what's pasta loaded with? White flour! Pot lucks, birthday parties and similar gatherings are a regular occurrence in our family. Humans like to socialize and in our culture, we do that best around food--food that mo ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : DOTTREL

DOTTREL 58 points (8 points without the bingo) Definition: dotterel; a shore bird [n] If you're familiar with the dotterel bird, you may think dottrel is a misspelling, but it's just another way of putting it. Hopefully, your opponent will think it's a misspelling, too. A d ...more

News : Become Your Own Souvenir

As a kid, my favorite thing to do at the Natural History museum was a midday stop, when my family strolled past an antiquated looking vending machine in the museum's musty basement. The Mold-A-Rama machine was oddly shaped, George Jetson-esque, and spewed out made-to-order, br ...more

How To : Ask your Inactive Friends to Delete FarmVille

We all have friends and family who have added the FarmVille application at one point, played it for a while, then for whatever reason decided they didn't want to play it anymore. They may have hidden the feed posts and blocked the game requests, but we still see them on our gi ...more

How To : Grow watermelon

Watermelon is not only a refreshing treat but is full of nutrients and energy. Prepare for a summer you will never forget by starting a watermelon patch today. From seeding to watching your plants grow, this is a fun project for the whole family. If you love to bury your face ...more

How To : Get rid of chiggers

With summer just around the corner and the family spending more time outside insects such as chiggers can become an annoying hindrance to outdoor activities. Luckily, there are ways to deal with the little buggers with a little effort and some key items. Follow these tips to ...more

How To : Make easy baked ziti

When you want to feed a crowd without spending hours working in the kitchen, follow these steps to make an Italian dish that's sure to please the whole family. You Will Need * 1 16-oz. box penne pasta * 1 28-oz. jar marinara sauce * 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese * 1/4 c. gra ...more

How To : Choose the best guard dog

Before you select a guard dog, find out what qualities to look for and what to avoid. You Will Need * Common sense * Internet access * A quality breeder * Close observation * An umbrella (optional) Step 1: Decide if you need a guard dog or watch dog Decide if you need a guard ...more

News : Book Review - 2666 by Roberto Bolano

It’s hard to know where to start talking about a book like 2666. That’s partly because, in some ways, it’s actually five books. Published posthumously, the book begins with “A Note from the Author’s Heirs” explaining that, before his death, Bolano stipulated the book be publis ...more

Social Network Wars, Part 2 : Google+ vs Facebook

As Google+ hums along, releasing new updates and unveiling new features every few days, Facebook seems to be in panic mode. Every week, they've been revealing new features that seem suspiciously similar to Google+. Facebook Updates Makes Facebook Look a Lot Like Google+ Let' ...more

News : Ball Pythons

Ball Pythons have become big business in the pet trade industry over the years, due to them being one of the most docile snakes in the constrictor family usually preferring to roll into a tight ball hiding it's head than to striking out with the intent to bite. These snakes co ...more

News : The Soft Fur Rat

The African Soft Fur Rat though new to the pet trade is a unique little rodent with unusual qualities. Not only is this little rat a great step up for people who feed reptiles it is virtually odorless and that is definately a plus for those who would like to have a pet rat or ...more

News : Fix your facebook post settings.

With the new privacy settings updates that are rolling out this week there are a couple glitches. Currently people's posts are being set to 'only me'. You need to manually change this before anyone will be able to see your status updates or game posts. I'm confident facebook w ...more

How To : Care For a hookbill bird

Hook-billed birds are the ones in the parrot family—from petite parakeets to massive macaws. Here’s some stuff you should know if there’s going to be a hookbill in the house. You Will Need * A hook-billed bird * A birdcage * Bowls or dishes * Toys * Perches * At least one bir ...more

How To : Perform the Mighty Dollar magic trick

A dollar goes a long way and in this trick, magician Ryan Oakes shows you the power of persuasion. You will need a sharp pencil, a dollar bill, and a piece of paper or a napkin slightly larger than the bill. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like sci ...more

How To : Perform a ring escape magic trick

Have you ever wanted to have the power to make things disappear? Ryan Oakes is going to show you how to obtain that power with this trick. You will need a cloth handkerchief, a shoelace, and three to four key rings. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... ...more

How To : Sync Your Google+ Posts with Facebook and Twitter

You've been on Google+ for a few weeks now. You're loving it. You're exchanging thoughtful posts, pictures with your friends, meeting new people and following lots of interesting, intelligent people. There's just one problem. You're still stuck in Facebook and/or Twitter beca ...more

How To : Host a Wild Turkey Tasting Party

American whiskeys tend to get an undeservedly bad rap from Scotch whisky snobs. Prove haters wrong by inviting them over for an American bourbon tasting with your favorite Wild Turkey varieties. Choose Your Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskeys The best part of having a tasting is ge ...more

News : Creating Lists and Sharing with Specific friends

You may want to create a list of certain friends so that you can post certain status updates, photo albums, links, or application posts for just them to see. I'll show you how to set up lists Select 'edit friends' from the top right corner of the screen under 'account'. Crea ...more

News : 12 Tips for Perfecting Your New Facebook Timeline

Facebook's new Timeline feature has been rolling out gradually since its unveiling in September, but yesterday it finally became available to Facebookers everywhere. It's even available on your mobile device, too. Those who want to upgrade to the radical new profile design can ...more

How To : Improve Life by Getting More Done

Sometimes a person can feel life is getting you down - you don't feel productive, or there's not enough hours in a day to do everything you need. You might not feel motivated to get up in the morning or to go to work anymore, and sometimes one might ask oneself "Is this all th ...more

HowTo : Eliminate Pit Stains, B.O. and Excessive Sweating

Jezebel's back with another Beauty 101 (1, 2, 3), and this time the issue at hand is body odor. Everybody gets a little stinky from time to time (some more than others), but have no fear- there are solutions. Jezebel readers also address problems such as pit stains, excessive ...more

News : Everything You Need to Know About the New Facebook

Facebook unveiled a lot of changes last week, and, as usual, it's causing a lot of consternation and controversy. People within my Facebook, and on Google+, keep asking how to remove the ticker, and are trying, and mostly failing to make sense of the changes. I've decided to ...more

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