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December 14, 2007
Recipe for Homemade Beef Jerky
I am looking for a recipe for homemade beef jerky.
Using OxiClean on a Microfiber Sofa
Can I use OxiCLean on a microfiber sofa. They are brown and they have black water ring stains on them.
Finding Boxes for Packing Household Goods
Where is a good place to find boxes to pack household goods?
Health Insurance Options for 25 Year Old
I am 25 yrs. old. I am a full-time student and only work part-time. I think I am too old for Medic-aid. What are some other options? If I have to go to the crowded health department, I will. I've been without insurance for over 2 years so I'm pushing my luck. Keep in mind, I don't have the money to pay for a plan.
Removing Cleaning Products from Cabinet Fronts
I was helping my aunt clean her kitchen cabinets. I have been a fan of Murphy's wood soap oil, but I think her cabinets were too dirty for this to work. It left the cabinets uneven and blotchy looking. Things got even worse when she sprayed Old English polish on them. What will take all of these products off plus the left over grime underneath? And I think my aunt wants them to shine afterwards. Considering they are 30+ years old, is it realistic anything will make them look shiny?
Keeping Couch Cushions from Sliding
I have a couch and love seat with cushions that slide forward when we sit on them. I've tried bed sheets, foam sheets as well as non slip rubber pantry liners. They all roll up instead of keeping cushions in place.
Patterns for Crocheted Turbans
I am looking for crocheted turban patterns, as many as I can find. Senior citizens love these. I have been searching Google, but have only been able to find the knitted kinds and I cannot knit.
Putting a Photo on a Christmas Ornament
How do you put a photo on a shatter proof Christmas ornament?
What Breed is Latte?
Can anyone tell what breed my dog Latte is please? Many thanks.
Gasoline Smell on Skin
How can I get gasoline smell off of skin?
Sparkle Ball Hanger
I need help with completing my first Sparkle Ball. It was fun to make, but I need to know more about the hanger. Pictures suggest an S hook on each end of a chain. What does the S hook within the ball hook onto?
Clean Jewelry with Denture Cleaning Tabs
Could denture cleaning tablets be used to clean gold and diamond jewelry? Would it harm the jewelry?
Perspiration Stains on Leather
How do I remove perspiration discoloration from leather?
Clean and Add Shine to 20 Year Old Cabinets
How can I clean and add shine to 20 year old cabinets?
Wording for a Donation in a Person's Honor
I would like some help with wording for a donation in a person's honor.
Recipe for Grease Rolls with Sweet Sauce
My husband is looking for a recipe for his mother used to make. They are called Grease Rolls which were served with a sweet sauce.
Recipe for Layered Pecan Cake
My husband has been wanting to find a recipe that his mother used to make. It was a Layered Pecan Cake. It was a white cake which she put chopped pecans in the cake and halves of pecan between layers and on top along with sprinkling with toasted coconut.
Black Marker on Red Leather Furniture
How can I remove black marker from red leather furniture. My niece scribbled on them.
Area Rug That Coordinates with Burgundy and Blue Plaid
My living room walls are burgundy and my couch is a blue plaid. What type of area rug, design and color would match this?
Finding Expired Coupons to Use at the Commissary
I am living overseas, my husband is in the military. I would like to find some sources of expired coupons. We can use them in our commissary for 6 months after they expire. It is expensive here and need all the help we can get. Thanks!
Tootsie Pop Reindeer
Easy to make Tootsie Pop reindeer. My Tootsie Pop snowman and Santa would not be complete without this cute Tootsie Pop reindeer! This little guy would be adorable slipped under the ribbon on a gift for someone special or handed out at a Christmas party!
Saving Money on Wrapping Paper
If you save some money for after Christmas sales, you can get all the wrapping paper and supplies you need for the following year at 90% off. Don't buy the expensive paper (it just gets ripped apart).
Tootsie Pop Santa
Easy to make Tootsie Pop Santa. To go along with my Tootsie Pop Snowman, this Santa would make the perfect treat a child on Christmas. These make great party favors or place cards.
Baked Parmesan Potatoes
These yummy potatoes are a hit with everybody! You can make it personal and add other spices if you wish.
Why Does My Lunch Smell Horrible?
My dear, oh, so busy, daughter sent this to me this morning. She has made us grandparents to two of the cutest little boys in the world. Jonny is three and a half, and Joey (the subject of the email) is 14 months...
Grilled Lamb Patties
About 30 minutes before serving, preheat broiler 10 minutes, or as manufacturer directs. In medium bowl, combine lamb, salt, pepper, bread crumbs and evaporated milk, mixing lightly . Then shape into 6 patties.
Keeping Pie Filling from Being Runny
Here's how to keep your pie filling from being runny: Add a box of instant pudding, regular or sugar free. It's the same principle as using cornstarch but pudding adds some extra flavor; it doesn't 'bland' down the taste.
Monte and Hershey (PVGV and Doodle)
The small one on the right, Hershey, was lonely after Beau, our old dog passed. One day he saw Monte and rushed to his side, snuggling him all over. We were asked if we wanted a dog, and we did, so Hershey chose Monte for us.
It is really a mystery because it looks like dates, it tastes fabulously rich and guests can never guess what it is. Enjoy!
Recommended Craft Glues
While looking for glue for my paper crafting and beading, I happened upon two excellent adhesives. The Scrapbooker's Glue is clear and has two applicator tips - a pen tip and a sponge tip.
Make gelatins together with 4 cups water. Chill. Add drained pineapple and bananas. Chill. Add water to pineapple juice to make 1 cup and cook with 1/2 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp. flour, 2 Tbsp. butter to make a pudding.
Saving Love Letters and Cards
The first year my husband and I were dating we were constantly giving each other love notes and cards. Though that has slowed down quite a bit I didn't want to lose these precious memories.
Check Real Simple Website for Holiday Ideas
This is a really great site, I just spent the last 20 minutes looking at wrapping ideas and holiday decorating :
Paint Can Snowman
Spray paint the outside of the can with the white paint, let dry. Paint on face, let dry. Spray on seal, let dry. Glue on the pom poms as in picture to look like ear muffs.
Toad in the Hole
Cut the beef steak into cubes about an inch square (a few larger). Season the cubes well with salt and pepper and place them in a shallow baking dish which has been well
Little drum is made from frozen juice can, ribbon, toothpicks and cord. Cut can in two about an inch and a half from one end, or as deep as the ribbon is wide
Butterscotch Crunch Squares
Combine flour, oats and brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts. Pat mixture into 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Take Apart Discount Christmas Decorations for Craft Supplies
This is a shopping tip for beaders and other crafters who use beads in their craftwork. I always try to hit the after-holidays ornament sales and stock up on beaded ornaments. You'd be surprised how many beads you can get from garlands and ornaments after taking them apart.
Pocket Pack Baking Kits
A dish towel, spoon, sprinkles, and a purchased (or homemade) cookie or cake mix is just about all you need to make the fun Pocket Pack baking kits for the whole family to enjoy. And there is no sewing or gluing!
Christmas Gift for Friend in Army ROTC
I have a friend who is going into Army ROTC, and I need a little help. We have been friends forever, but we aren't boyfriend and girlfriend. I want to give him something, that tells him how good a friend he is, but it can't be too personal.
This may look like it has a lot of parts, but it's really very simple to put together. When your soldier is finished, he will sit on a tabletop or bookshelf.
Christmas Tradition: Taking Kids Shopping For Presents
When my niece was six years old, she wanted to buy her family gifts for Christmas. So I decided to tell her to start saving her money and we would go Christmas shopping the day she got out of school for Christmas break.
Recycled Christmas Gift Bag
Need a cute little Christmas gift bag? Crochet this bag from recycled plastic grocery bags. Here is the free pattern link too.
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