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November 20, 2009
Christmas Parade Float Ideas, Theme: "Now and Then"
I am looking for Christmas parade float suggestions. The theme is "Now and Then".
Cleaning Stains on Velvet Clothing
I need information on how to clean spots on black velvet. The jacket has been in storage and this may be mildew?
Choosing Companies to Invest In
How do I choose which companies to invest in for the short term, based on market share?
"Twas the Night Before Christmas" Float Ideas
I would like ideas for how to decorate a float. The theme is: "Twas the Night Before Christmas".
Baking Frozen Homemade Pies
I'm freezing unbaked, homemade fruit pies. I would like to know if I can bake them from the freezer without thawing them and what oven temperature to use. Will my Pyrex take freezer to oven use? Thank you.
Lizards Eating Melon Blossoms
How can I keep lizards from eating watermelon and cantaloupe blossoms?
Repairing a Quartz 85 Clock
I have a quartz 85 clock, made in Germany, model #WO85/00675. I would like to find someone to repair it, it does not run.
I have frozen tomatoes to use in sauce; if I don't use all the sauce can I refreeze it with those tomatoes?
Magazine Subscription Ideas for 10 Year Old
I would like some recommendations on a magazine subscription for my soon to be 10 year old daughter. I was looking at what used to be National Geographic World (I think it's National Geographic Kid now)....
Dog Anal Gland Problems
What causes dogs to have overfull anal glands and how can the problem be avoided?
Insurance Coverage for Older Car
I have a 2003 Toyota Corolla that will be paid for by the end of this year. Is it necessary to continue having full coverage auto insurance on it, or is liability sufficient?
13th Birthday Party Gift Bag Ideas
I need to make a little gift to go in hospitality bags for people that come into town for a 13 year old boy's birthday. So far all I have are a lot of 3/4 inch wooden letters of "J" for his name.
"Star Spangled Christmas" Parade Float Ideas
I need to get ideas for a parade float. The theme is Star Spangled Christmas. Any ideas welcome. Thanks.
Arrange Twinkie halves in 9x13 inch pan. Mix together milk and pudding. Add ice cream; pour over Twinkies.
Sift dry ingredients. Combine pumpkin, egg, milk and oil. Add to dry ingredients. Add oats and seeds. Fill paper baking cups 3/4 full. Sprinkle with topping.
Tuna Pea Salad
Toss together the first 5 ingredients. Add and mix in mayonnaise until fairly moist. Gently stir in peas. Chill. Serve on lettuce leaves or hot rolls and crackers.
After Thanksgiving Casserole
In separate saucepans, cook noodles and broccoli until just tender. In another saucepan over low heat, melt butter; then blend in flour, salt, mustard, pepper and milk, cook stirring constantly until thickened.
Disposing of Old Batteries
Why do alkaline batteries have to go in the trash? Can't they go to a recycling center or at least a battery place?
Tastes Like Roast and Veggies
This recipe uses hamburger instead of roast beef, but the veggies taste like they have been roasting for hours. It is much cheaper and is easy to make.
Link: Save-A-Lot Coupons
There is a valuable coupon at the Save-A-Lot grocery stores; you access the coupon online by going to their website, $5 off of $20
Recycled Aluminum Can for Flour Measuring
I make a lot of homemade bread so I buy flour in bulk. To make measuring easier I keep a mandarin orange can in my flour container. It measures 2 cups and has grooves inside at the 1/2 and 1 cup level.
Use Plastic Bag to Help Put Lace Curtain on Rod
A simple plastic bag can make hanging lace curtains much less of a hassle. Before sliding a curtain rod through the rod pocket in lace curtains, cover the end of the rod with a small plastic bag.
Use a Paintbrush to Clean Behind Sinks
Is your bathroom or kitchen sink mounted really close to the rear of your counter? Both my sinks are, and cleaning the gunk out of the tight spots behind the sinks drove me crazy before I thought of this idea. Use a child's paintbrush!
California King Sheets from Overstock.com
I have California King, which are the most expensive to buy sheets for, if you can find them anywhere at all. I just received my order from overstock.com.
What do you call a detective who solves crimes entirely by accident?
Memory Quilt from Kids Clothes
I made a memory quilt of my son. I cut out pieces of some of his tee shirts, and also transferred pictures of him at different ages and put them on cloth, then put it altogether as a lap quilt.
Clean Mirrors and Bathroom Fixtures with Shaving Cream
Cleaning your mirrors or fixtures with shaving cream will leave them clean and smelling nice. The biggest plus is that the moisture simply rolls off, and the mirrors do not fog up.
Serve Corn on the Cob at Thanksgiving
This is not really a recipe but a suggestion. I have for several years now served the small ears of corn you find in the freezer section. You can heat them at the last minute so they can be served hot.
Buy Seniors Appliances With an Automatic Shut Off
When buying an appliance such as a coffee maker for a senior citizen, make sure it has an automatic shut off in case they forget to turn it off.
Fall Themed Caramel Apple Party Favors
I made these caramel apples as a party favor for my step daughter's baby shower. I made 24. It took about 2 1/2 hours from the first unwrapped caramel to the dressed up favor. These would be also nice for a fall themed bridal shower or wedding favor.
Balsamic and Dijon Dipping Sauce
Wonderful for dipping raw veggies! Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Cover and chill before serving.
Preparing Your Trees for Winter
Fall is one of the most important times of the year to take care of your trees. By taking a little extra time now to prepare you trees for winter, you'll see the results of your efforts well into the next growing season.
Chocolate Walnut Squares
Nice to serve at Christmas time. Thin cookie like squares are quick and easy to make. Stir together 1/2 cup of the walnuts, cocoa, flour and salt; set aside. In large bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Candye is a 5 month old Calico. She was found in the woods abandoned with her sister and brother. I brought them home and nursed them to health. The other two didn't make it.
In Memory Of Dusty (Chinchilla)
Dusty was 7 years old. She was a Standard Chinchilla. My son and my husband were at home together due to a school snow day about 7 years ago. To my surprise, Dusty joined our family that day.
Tomato and Garbanzo Bean Soup
This seems like a lot of work but it's so worth it and your kitchen is going to smell wonderful.
Removing Texture From a Ceiling
Back in the fifties and sixties it was really popular to put a texture on ceilings called a popcorn ceiling. One of the remodeling shows I am a big fan of, gave instructions on how to remove this bumpy, ugly, hard to patch popcorn ceiling.
Stove Burner Covers
Revamped stove eye covers. Sand the old covers. Spray paint and let dry.
Pork Chop Main Dish
It's easy, husband loves it, great flavor. Cook pork chops with onions and butter in skillet until done, in a separate pan cook mushrooms, cook lima beans in microwave or just thaw.
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