Sunny Anderson Recipes

BBQ Brisket and squash Pie
Prior to Sunny’s visit, Mike from Marietta, Okla, had never given his BBQ brisket recipe to another living soul but hints that it is due to his Weber barbeque smoker!

Boasting wins at over 1,000 cooking competitions, it is little wonder he wanted to keep it close to his chest along with his metal detector weekends away. On her trip, Sunny also visited the kitchen of her grandmother in Fayetville, N.C. Sunny’s favorite pie of all time is Grandmother Williams’ squash pie and now, finally, Sunny has the recipe.

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna and Four-Layer Cheesecake
Firefighters from River Grove, Illinois, and far beyond adore the Buffalo Chicken Lasagna served at David’s Firehouse. Sunny gets the coveted recipe during a visit. Next, Sunny heads for Queens, N.Y., to meet Jeneen.

The singer turned baker has sold her four-layer cheesecake at gigs all around New York in an effort to raise money for her first singing album. The cheesecake is so good that she has had massive success with her sales and is well on her way to producing the album.

Buffalo Wings and Cupcakes
Sunny takes a trip to Bellingham, Mass, with the purpose of meeting Steve. The talk of the town is his buffalo wing sauce and his backyard is a hive of activity when he hosts one of his regular parties and serves this dish. For the first time ever, he is revealing his recipe and Sunny is the lucky recipient of this information.

Next, Sunny sets off to meet Carmen in Brooklyn. Her specialty dishes are Italian and Latin flavoured cupcakes that she creates in her own bakery, Brooklyn Cupcakes.

Her two best sellers are the flan cupcake and the tres leches cupcake. Sunny is fortunate enough to have the opportunity to learn how to create both.

Pierogi and Waffles
Kathleen from Connecticut is famed for her homemade pierogi recipe; a recipe passed down from her grandmother. Sunny heads to the family farm to learn more about this dish and also Kathleen’s vegetarian chilli.

After filling up on Kathleen’s treats, Sunny heads for Chicago to visit the owner of Babycakes Food Truck, Leah. It is the only specialized waffle makers that are carried in a truck in the whole of America. Leah tells Sunny all about her top-selling dishes, including strawberry margarita, rainbow silver dollar pancakes and sausage apple pancakes.

Tailgate Sliders and Granola
As part of her search for dishes that are home made in America, Sunny visits Mary in Croton Falls, N.Y., to try her amazing homemade granola recipe.

It is so good that Mary has set up her own business selling the granolas, Lola Granola, and has even gained a contract with a top national retailer. Norman, Oklahoma, is the next stop for Sunny on her travels.

Here she is meeting Caryn who has a fantastic recipe for sassy tailgate sliders that she serves root beer pulled pork sandwiches. She serves both dishes from her food truck to the residents of the town.

Swordfish and Arancini
During a trip to Somers, N.Y., Sunny visits Lucille who makes mouth-watering swordfish balls. It is a family recipe that has been passed from one generation to the next for the last 100 years.

It has become a family tradition to feast on this tasty dish. The next stage of Sunny’s travels lead her to Brooklyn to get the family recipe for arancini al ragu from Dave, the owner of Arancini Brothers.

He perfected this delicious rice ball dish when he was in Sicily. Whilst there, Sunny also manages to get Dave to reveal another one of his unique recipes, the bianco rosso verde arancini.

Sunny Anderson

The Food Network is bringing in Sunny Anderson For its new series “Home Made in America.”

This TV show has Sandy Anderson using numerous kitchen products from around the world.

“When we were lounging around considering what this show could be and the potential for it, we understood that each formula has a story, regardless of the possibility that it’s as basic as ‘I served it at chapel or I took it to work for a potluck and from them on, everyone made me make it,'” she says.

Anderson didn’t need to go far for her first stop: Brooklyn Cupcake in East Williamsburg. Proprietor Carmen Rodriguez began the family-run waffle makers shop in her kitchen three years back in the wake of losing her employment with

The local New Yorker never thought her Puerto Rican and Italian-motivated treats would get so much acknowledgment — Brooklyn Cupcake was named the city’s best by the Daily News not long ago and simply won a pined for seller contract with Barclays Center.

“The last few years have been kind to many people with a passion for food.,” says Rodriguez, who offers not only her story but also her famous recipe.

Those how-tos are significant to “Home Made in America,” says Anderson. She trusts that viewers will see that it doesn’t take proficient classes or the best kitchen appliances to make flavorful nourishment or for consistently home cooks to impel their culinary gifts into a little business.

“This series is just like my life,” clarifies Anderson. ” I was a reporter at first and my childhood consisted of moving around which is why I found a passion in it. However it is highly unlikely I wanted to be on Food Network.”

“I’m certain there’s somebody who might be listening who works in a healing center or an area desk setting, and they have the best treat formula, and they’re thinking to themselves, ‘I reflect on whether I can do that?’ And the answer is ‘Yes, you can.'”

Illene’s Story

Living in the small Arkansas town where I was born, I share my life with Wayne, my “fishing crazy” husband.  If you ever want to converse with him, go to and you can be assured to find him chatting away with other “fish lovers”.

A typical “date” for us usually happens in a fishing boat.  Wayne fishes with fervor while I peacefully relax under a golf umbrella, either working on a writing project or reading a magazine.  Life doesn’t get any better!

As a blended family, we share 5 children and 7 grandchildren.  The entire town knows me as “Go-Go”, a name my fun-loving grandchildren dubbed me with!  The name is self-explanatory!

Hubby and I are currently preparing one final child for flight into the world in 4 short years.  Ah, the empty nest is in sight!

With 30 years of school counseling under my belt, the word “retirement” seems to keep popping up.  How did I get here so quickly?  The Bible says “Life is like a vapor”.  Someone old wrote that!

In my free time, you might find me walking, jogging, or bicycling.  My passion, however, is my love for words, either spoken or printed.  My most enjoyable days are spent reading the words of others or manipulating my own words on paper.  Writers MUST write and HomeMade in America is a fantastic outlet for my obsession!

I am excited to exchange e-mails with folks from around the globe who share a love for America, her families, and entrepreneurship! Please let me hear from you at

Good day from Go-Go!

Steps Across

Why would a sedentary 50 year old woman wake up one morning and decide to run a marathon?  Beats me, but I did just that!  I started my teaching career in physical education, which is peculiar.  I love sporting events, yet I am FAR from athletic and never played on a sports team in my life.

Never-the-less, I developed a “Running Program for the Non-Runner”.  I started at square one with walking and gradually interspersed short bouts of running.  I would love to share my plan with anyone interested.  Just drop me an e-mail at   It was a S-L-O-W progression.  However, I was faithful to my mission.  After months of trudging around the high school track, I registered for my first 5K race.

In the next 6 years, I participated in 5K races, 10K races, half-marathons, and ONE marathon.  My running is totally unimpressive.  Most first graders could run circles around me.  That is irrelevant!  My pride comes in setting a goal and working daily to achieve it.

One day, while surfing the web looking for local 5K races, I hit on a link called STEPS ACROSS AMERICA.  The words screamed at me, “We are looking for 12 people to WALK across AMERICA to promote health and physical fitness!”  Actually, it was a 6 million dollar advertising campaign for various health related products.

The participants needed three qualifications:  (1) Be able to write daily blogs to keep American readers interested as we crossed the country (I’m a writer!), (2) Be able to speak to groups of people about health and physical fitness (Who better than a former physical education teacher?), and (3) Be able to walk 20 miles a day (I had 4 months to build up my mileage!)

Over 1000 people applied for the opportunity to trek from New York City to Los Angeles in 3 1/2 months (3000 miles)!  After completing questionnaires and sending several writing samples, I was granted a telephone interview.  Following that, I was flown to New York City (I’ve hardly been out of Arkansas!) for a face-to-face interview.  I was thrilled to be one of the “chosen 12” to participate in this exciting adventure!  How many people will ever experience the true fabric of AMERICA on foot?  The journey inspired me to slash out on the best smart watch and it has been life changing, my times just keep getting better!

I encourage you to consider your unmet challenges in life.  Then, DECIDE to move toward the goal, no matter how slowly!  Devise a written plan!  Expect set backs!  Learn from them!  Proceed!  Loved ones may scoff!  Do it anyway!

Good luck to you!

Enrich Your Life

10 Ways to enrich your life

1. Bring Light into someones else’s life: Do something for someone…preferably without him or her knowing it.

2. Remember the true meaning of your life: Don’t forget your prayers and blessings to God.

3. Exercise! Walk, work out, dance.

4. Don’t let bad feelings ferment. Don’t go to bed without clearing up misunderstandings with those close to you

5. Have breakfast and dinner with your family. (young families)

6. Read something inspiring.

7. Appreciate the beauty of nature.

8. Express your gratitude to someone.

9. Hug and Kiss your family. Tell them you love them.

10. Insist on making your contribution to the world: Make a plan for tomorrow.

Lest We Forget

How could a website such as HomeMade in America fail to make mention of our military men and women?  These heroes and heroines deserve our undying recognition and gratitude.  Where would America be without them?

Please introduce us to your brave loved ones who have served our country in the past or are protecting us in uniform today.  Send a photograph and/or short description to so we can give a name and/or face to these soldiers in our daily prayers.

Working Parents

“Once the children were in the house the air became more vivid and more heated; every object in the house became more alive” – Mary Gordon

Bizy Moms
“I feel everyone is born with a special talent. A person just needs to discover what that talent is. Once this happens, finding the perfect home business becomes a much easier process. Combine that talent with persistence and you will become an unstoppable force.”
Liz Folger.

Entrepreneurial Club The Entrepreneurial Parent is a community and career hub for parents looking to balance work and family on their own terms.

Family Corner A very informative site focused on family, home and children

Family and Home “Founded by three-at-home mothers this site offers mothers and fathers award-winning publications and this website as communication tools. Through them, we exchange information, offer each other support and understanding, learn together about public policy and join forces to speak up for our families.”

Home Based Working Moms “Home-Based Working Moms™ is a professional association and online community of parents who work at home and those who would like to. ” Lesley Spencer

Idea Cafe “So you want to be your own boss! You’re ready to take control of your worklife and create your own business. You’ll work where, when, and how you want. Great goal, but how do you make it happen? ”

Miserly Moms “My life’s work for over a decade has been helping people increase their shopping power. I am an author and speaker and have written books and lectured on shopping and frugal living.” Jonni McCoy

Mom Pack “We are a group of moms in business who work together to build our businesses. We invite you to join us in our mission”

Moms Network Exchange Welcome to Moms Network, one of the original sites for work at home moms and for those looking to work at home.

My Precious Kid “Let My Precious Kid give your children a “safety net”. Child Safety is our priority! Is it yours?”

WAHM “Is every day “Take Your Children to Work” day? Are there Legos under your desk? Is your coffeepot the most-used appliance in your house?Then you’re a WAHM! ” Cheryl Demas

Work at Home Mom Help The mission of Work At Home Mom Help is to provide home business resources for parents who want to work at home.

Working From Home”Work can fill our lives. What you do for a living can be an expression of your life, but it shouldn’t be at the cost of living.” Paul and Sarah Edwards

Words of Support

Name: Russ and Maureen Miller of Vancouver,  B.C.
Telephone: 604-576-2512
Comments: Hello Nancy, Thank you for the wonderful site. You are an inspiration. I read your story and thought ‘We need something like this in Canada. You have accomplished my dream, and seeing this web page has made me realize I want to do this in my country. Thank you very much, and I wish you every success. I’d be honoured if you added my comments to your support page.  I don’t know how or if any of this will provide us any sort of income either, but it’s something that has to be done.  You’ve given me a direction and a goal to aim for.  I myself learned to knit, sew, make soap in my kitchen, chart pattern designs from photographs, and more all because I want things that look nice, fit well and last for years without causing allergies or illness like so many of the products imported into this country are doing now.  But I had no direction.  And there are so many here just like me.  You’re right in saying your example has become my mission, and it’s your site that inspired this mission.  I think you were sent by God for this purpose!

Carolyn Smith Wacky
“Hi Nancy
Greetings of a New Year!
I have been so resistant to put a personal photo of myself on my web page for over 2 years. Finally a few weeks ago, I did just that and the response has been wonderful as has the link to your site for the past 2 years..

The photo is of me at an ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW & SALE at the Huntington Hilton Hotel in Melville, New York showcasing my wacky magnets. The photo appears on my ABOUT US! page.

And thank you Nancy for all you do for crafters in America. I proudly announce on all my products and marketing materials MADE and ASSEMBLED in USA.

For every woman that knits a sweater, hand hooks a rug, sculptures a piece, weaves a pattern, makes a candle and on and on, we are the driving economy for many a neighborhood, town, city, region. We not only rock the cradle we make them.

Thank you
Keep on believing
I love your personal stories”

Tammy Kelly
“We would love to be listed on your site, Your site is friendly, upbeat, and we love your border of flags. We would also be proud to link to your site. Please e-mail me with your link text. Your quotations are wonderful and we would also like to possibly include them in our future newsletters. Please e-mail me with permission to do so.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Have a great day!”

Ben Hunter
“I think the work you are doing for the “Cottage Industry” is a great and worthwhile endeavor. I have never heard the moniker “Cottage Industry” before. I am more familiar with the “Arts & Crafts Movement in early 20th Century America”. Sounds like we are speaking the same language. I’m so glad for folks like yourself, that value the American family artisan.”

Mary Pruismann Classic Country Art
“Hi………I loved your site and stumbled on it by accident..I didn’t know there were so many crafters here in Iowa..I have been painting and creating STUFF forever..and I would like to have a link to your website as it’s so inspiring..I would like to add that I’ve only had a website for a few months and I’m still learning about this vast world called the internet..
Thank you and keep up the lovely work..”

Deb May Country Quilts ‘n More.
“Thank you for linking up to my web site; what a wonderful surprise! Your site is delightful to read through. I am a Nanna who is trying to make my quilting business work out of our home, as I get to care for one of my grandsons on a regular basis and now they are expecting another baby in Feb. 2006. When Kolin was born, they lived 500 miles away, but moved back to Montana so we could be involved with raising him. Our other grandson, Ben, lives only 6 miles away, so we are very fortunate grandparents to have our families so close. I was raised in a large extended family and know the importance of aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as grandparents in our lives. God has richly blessed us with family and friends!

I also have some health issues that make working a regular 9 to 5 job impossible for me, but designing quilts and patterns at home, allows me to work when I feel well, and to also be available for our kids. Designing quilts, and making them, is very therapeutic for chronic health problems. You forget your aches and pains when you get lost in the design process, as well as creating heirlooms for others to cherish.

My business has taken a little unplanned side track in the past year. When someone looses a loved one, and wishes to preserve memories of them, I have found it very satisfying to create individualized quilts with their clothing. When good quality photos are available, they can be transferred by computer, onto fabric and integrated into those quilts also. They end up being a very tactile and visual memory of the one who passed away, and are as individual as that person was.

Nancy, thank you for your caring attitude to Cottage Industries in America. I don’t know if anyone has found my site through yours yet or not, but I will let you know when I do!”
Sandy Wood Samiam Creations
“What a neat Site you have!! 🙂 Thank you for considering me :)”

Robin Lewis, wife of Duke, DukesDoodles writes:
“My husband, Duke, and I fit your profile to a “T”. He has been “doodling” since he was a child but never showed his work. About a year ago we decided to take a chance on his art. It has been scary to say the least as both of us quit our outside jobs to pursue this”.

Amy Nicholson, of Atlanta, Georgia (no longer has a site) writes:
” I just stumbled upon you site this morning, and I thoroughly enjoyed going through some of the Artists!”

**Darla Stanton, of Coldwater, Michigan writes: “A couple of months ago I came upon your site through a search engine on handmade crafts. “I am a crafter of course! I came back to visit, to see what was added, and am truly impressed be the God given talent that is among us! I think of the same thing when I go to an art and craft show… Not about what is being sold, but the true beauty that is put into the making of the craft that is being sold. It’s time…it’s heart and soul…it’s taking care of family and home and chores while the craft is being made. It’s desire and dedication! That is what I feel about my craft. I draw…which I know is God given, since I have only had one art class in my life. I am still learning, and loving every mistake and minute of it. If nothing else, it’s just pure enjoyment sitting down in the early morning hours or late at night while my kids are sleeping, and seeing color and lines go onto paper! That is something that I will be able to leave behind to my children long after I am gone. A part of me that they know I truly enjoyed and loved! Please keep up the good work for all of us out here who need other’s to be reminded that sometimes one quality piece that is made by hand, is something much better than a thousand pieces made on an assembly line”!

Pamela Branch, who happens to be Jerry Vale’s daughter, Empire Celebrations writes:
“What a pleasure to find your site…. seeing that ‘handmade in America’ still means something to people. Also, I am a mother of a 2 1/2 year old and appreciate your support of new moms choosing to work out of their homes to be with their children. I feel very fortunate to be able to be with him everyday”!

Geraldine Knock-Paul writes:
“Hello, I have just discovered your wonderful site, and would like to be a link partner under Art in Fabric”.

Jan Coffey Coffeyhouse Collection writes:
“A friend just forwarded your web site to me……it’s wonderful!!! I have just skimmed through a little of it….and the site links are the best!!! Just wanted to tell you what a great job you have done”.

Jeannette Powers of Enterprise, Oregon writes: “I love your website. I especially liked what you wrote from ‘Today’s Pen’. I have always been a stay at home mom. I am an artist of sorts and thinking about developing my own website. You are right about the homemade things. There is more to giving a gift than running to Wal-mart”.

Missy Strong Country Passion writes:
“I was glad to have found your site and how you support fellow crafters working from home”.

Allison Keech Happy Home Designs writes:
“I think what you’ve done is fantastic – creating a “portal” for other cottage crafters like ourselves. Thank you from me for doing that”.

**Shannon Meier Meiers Morsels writes:
“I am a stay at home mom of three beautiful kids…I own a home-based business and wondering if you would like to add me to your ‘Food’ category”?

Rochelle Beach Cinnaminnies and I have corresponded several times and it is very evident she is “upbeat”, the kind we all need in our lives. She writes:

“One afternoon I heard a knock at my front door. To my surprise it was my maillady….she said ‘I just have to ask you a question, what type of potpourri are you using, it smells so good…I can smell it up and down the street and I would love to have it in my home”. I invited her in and showed her all of my Cinnamon dolls and ornaments that I was making. I was explaining to her how sturdy our dolls and ornaments are and just to show her I picked up a very large 30″ potpourri doll…. imagine the look on both our faces when all I could hand her was the dolls head”!

Megan Fairfield Seattle Fishing writes:
“We have found your great quality website site, Home Made In America, and feel it would be a great resource for our visitors, and would like to trade links with you.”

Cathryn Peters Wicker Woman writes:
“Nancy, I really like your site and what you are doing for the crafting community in general.”

**Tracy Rainier Soap Works
“Hi Nancy!
I sure am a SAHM, running my business from home as well and homeschooling EIGHT children – 7 sons and 1 girl at the end!! 🙂 I appreciate the ** !”

**Emily Keaton Sew Sweet Bags
“Hi Nancy, Recently I’ve been getting some traffic to my website (Sew Sweet Bags) directed from your lovely website. Thanks so much for including me in your directory!!

Also, I thought you might be interested to know that I, too, run my home-based business around my two wonderful children (ages 3 and 7)! It’s nice to see that you give such nice recognition to those of us who find ways to make a living at the same time as being there for our kids.Thanks so much for maintaining such a great service to we who run cottage industries!!”

Cherish Children

“One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve” – Albert Schweitzer

“It has been proven that in order to live a life of happiness, fulfillment and contentment, one must give back. The benefits in physical health have likewise been confirmed. Some seem to learn this early in life, perhaps because the example was set for them, but many learn it a little late. Nevertheless, to find that ‘one’ cause that goes deep into the soul is instilled in each of us and unless it is found and acted upon a void is felt. I have always known that the small child had this special place in my heart but I admit I haven’t always known the best way to serve this cause. The true heroes are our teachers and sacrificial child care workers. I believe I have been given a mission in a way and that is to go tell it to whomever will listen and this is one of those ways.” Nancy Thompson

“Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God.”

Mark 10:14
Suffer, (v); permit, experience


HomeMade In America sends this heartfelt message regarding our most valuable “Keepsake” and that is our children. The most glorious time in one’s life is childhood; In my own I believe I was given a glimpse of heaven in waking to new and wonderful adventure every day, complete with love and acceptance from my parents. I believe my children experienced this also and I relish the look of delight in my grandchildren’s eyes as they too make new discoveries.

No child should be deprived of this, yet so many are. Heaven must be reserving a very special place for those who were robbed of this wondrous time. It is a tragic fact that so many of our precious children have become disposable by a nation of people more lovers of things and users of people. Too many of those used (abused) are the children.

We can make a difference, each in our own way, by being the best parent or grandparent we can be and or volunteering for local outreach programs. Many people are giving their time to keep shelters for domestic violence open as well as underpaid and overworked teachers and daycare workers who need our support. If you think this is the area that will fill your void I urge you to search your own heart, ask the greatest Creator of all to use your talents and resources and together we can truly


The following was taken from an Ann Landers column. I am copying it in the hope of perhaps reaching those who might have missed it. The following R’s in our fight against Child Abuse.

1. Reach out and support parents and kids. Anything you can do, from baby-sitting to running errands, can help reduce the stress that often leads to abuse.

2. Raise the issue by educating yourself and others in your community.

3. Remember the risk factors, such as economic hardship, isolation or substance abuse.

4. Recognize the warning signs in children, which may include nervousness around adults, aggression or low self-esteem

5. Report suspected abuse or neglect.

Together, we can help stop the abuse of our nation’s children

A. Sidney Johnson III,
Prevent Child Abuse America

Helpful Hints

As you fill your home with ‘HomeMade In America’ Keepsakes, take a little time to attach a tag to the underneath side or even hang a pretty tag if necessary telling about it. Include the value. Take pictures of them then save in your safety deposit box with the information. Someday these will go into the hands of your children. They will appreciate these efforts.

My ‘old’ childhood friend, Billie, writes:
Don’t buy expensive cleaner for that wood stained fireplace or stove glass . The cleaner is free, abundant and easily within your reach..the ashes. Just heat water, don rubber gloves, grab an old rag, (and I mean old, you will toss it in the trash) dip in the water then the ashes and start rubbing. It works perfectly. After the glass is clean use newspaper for the final touch.

A personal discovery;
I have snagged, even ruined new panty hose with my rough hands more times than I want to admit. While walking down the cosmetics aisle, I came upon the gloves (which you wear at night) and a light bulb went off. Why not wear them to put on my hose? No more snags! Remember to put the gloves on again to take the hose off. The old brain still serves me after all!

WD-40 Well, Who Knew…?

I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I’m impressed! WD-40 who knew

Water Displacement t #40 . The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a “water displacement” compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

When you read the “shower door” part, try it. It’s the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It’s a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop… Voila! It’s now shinier than it’s ever been. You’ll be amazed.

1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4) Gives floors that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making it slippery.
5) Keeps flies off cows.
6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7) Removes lipstick stains.
8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
9) Untangles jewelry chains.
10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn’t seem to harm the finish and you won’t have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
20) Gives a children’s play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21) Lubricate s gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37) Florida ‘s favorite use is: “cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.”
38) The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no ; time. Also, it’s a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40) Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42) Also, if you’ve discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto! Lipstick is gone!
43) If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.

P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.

P. P. S. I keep a can of WD-40 in my kitchen cabinet over the stove. It is good for oven burns or any other type of burn. It takes the burned feeling away and heals with NO scarring


This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana

“I would like to tell you of t he benefits of that plain little old bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors! don’ t tell you about peroxide, or they would lose thousands of dollars.”

1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes
with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes
daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I bathe)

No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter
without expensive pastes Use it instead of mouthwash
(Small print says mouth wash and gargle right on the

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of “Peroxide”
to keep them free of germs.

3. Clean your counters, table tops with peroxide to
kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a
little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on
the counters.

4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour
peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

5. I had fungus on my feet for years – until I sprayed
a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them
(especially the toes) every night and let dry.

6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five
to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has
seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine,
but was healed by soaking in peroxide.

7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of
peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to
disinfect without harming your septic system like
bleach or most other disinfectants will.

8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with
your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, or
plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help to  kill the
bacteria. Hold d for a few minutes then blow your nose
into a  tissue.

9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to
a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into
your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a
day. The pain will lessen grea! tly.

10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your
hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after
a shower and comb it through. You will not have the
peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages,
but more natural highlights if your hair is a light
brown, reddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens
gradually so it’s not a drastic change.

11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help
rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections.

12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of
bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten
them. If there is blood on clothing, pour directly on
the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it
and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, and there
is no smearing which is why I love it so much for

I could go on and on.  It is a little brown bottle no home should be without! With prices of most necessities rising, I! ‘m gl ad there’s a way to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner.

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