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April 18, 2011
Hair Dye Disaster!
Oh help. I recently decided to dye my hair dark brown, my natural hair color, before the gray came. I have been blonde for years. The gray mixes right in a whole lot easier. Anyways, I now look like an Easter Egg.
Parvo Advice For Those Who Can't Go To The Vet
I have a puppy that is 10wks. today. Last night he started throwing up chunks of food, I didn't think anything of it, till this morning. He was still throwing up and it was getting runnier than at first. I have seen parvo many times before so I know that is what it is.
Getting Rid of Rodents in a House
I have a problem here that is really disgusting me. I have mice in my apartment, coming in and out from the radiator, going through under the box of my bed.
Cream butter, sugar, and water mixed with evaporated milk. Add flour, salt, baking soda, and cranberries. Pour into 2 greased pie pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
Wash broccoli and cut into small pieces. Fry bacon until crisp and crumble into small pieces. Add raisins, sunflower seeds and chopped half of red onion.
Sour Cream Tuna Rolls
Combine all ingredients except rolls. Mix well. Fill rolls with tuna mixture.
Combine egg with sugar and salt. Add milk and vanilla. Serve cold in tall glasses and sprinkle with nutmeg. For fluffy eggnog, separate egg, beat yolk as above, then fold in stiffly beaten egg white.
Cooking Corn on the Cob
The easiest way to cook corn on the cob is the microwave. With the husks still on, cook the corn on high about 5 minutes. Then carefully "shuck" it, holding onto it with a hot pad.
Chicken Crescent Almondine
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Drain and slice water chestnuts. In large saucepan, combine all ingredients above; cook over medium heat until bubbly. Pour into ungreased 9x13 inch pan.
Last Minute Rolls
About 1 1/2 hour before dinner, in large bowl, stir sugar, salt, shortening into scalded milk; cook until lukewarm. In small bowl, sprinkle yeast onto warm water; stir until dissolved.
Spritz Cookie Recipes
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine all ingredients except flour in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat until well mixed.
Spaghetti With Meat Sauce
Melt shortening; add meat and brown lightly. Add onions, garlic; cook until tender. Add tomato sauce, water and seasonings.
Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
Wonderful family recipe that has been handed down for years as a special treat for Easter. Enjoy the mouth watering taste of peanut butter with the scrumptious addition of chocolate for a treat to your palate at Easter.
Oriental Style Soup With Ramen Noodles
This recipe can be made in twenty minutes and can be varied nicely.
Place Dough on Dryer to Rise
While using your clothes dryer and making bread, pizza dough, etc., put the loaf pan on top of your dryer to help the bread rise!
Cook Fish in Chicken Broth
Instead of cooking fish in butter, use a little chicken broth. It is less fattening.
Pineapple Orange Glazed Ham Steak
This recipe is for those who might only be having a couple of people over for the holidays and really don't need or want to cook an entire ham.
Evenly Sized Meatballs
When making meat balls, shape the meat into a long roll and cut it into the size balls you like - it saves time! It also makes them look prettier because they are all the same size.
How Can I Sell Homemade Bird Feeders?
My husband and I would like to sell our Swing Birdfeeders. We would like to sell them assembled and unassembled. Does anyone know where we could sell them?
Caramel Apple Trifle
This is great for a covered dish dinner or large family get-together. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using 2 greased 9 inch round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Growing Tomatoes in Containers
I am planning on planting in five gallon containers. Before planting my tomato plants in plastic containers should I cut holes in bottom for drainage?
Round Steak and Rice
A favorite recipe of mine from the early 70's. It was in a magazine as an ad for rice! "You can have a good meal for two, or a Great meal for 6 from one round steak". I have found that it works for chicken, pork chops, and any beef cut.
Are straws safe teething toys for kittens?
Lemon Caper and Garlic Spaghettini
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, cook garlic and capers, while stirring, for about 45 seconds, stir in lemon juice, stir in pasta and toss to coat and heat completely.
Rash On Tops of Feet
I have persistent and very itchy rash on the top of both feet. This may be called a friction sore if it oozes and is aggravated by wearing shoes.
Make Your Own Hummingbird Food
Is it OK to substitute stevia for sugar in hummingbird nectar?
Uses for Plastic Bakery Containers
If you purchase a cake or pastry from a grocery store bakery, they come in quite a nice, sturdy, see through plastic container. If you peel slowly, the labels come off easily.
Travel Carrier For Birds
I recently received my Drs. Foster and Smith mail order catalog and was looking into purchasing a travel carrier for my birds.
Toilet Paper Roll For Fragile Seedlings
Another use for toilet paper rolls. If you start plants that produce fragile seedlings (like sweet peas) that don't like transplanting, plant them vertically encased in a toilet paper roll.
Rainbow Soda Pop Tab Bracelet
This is my latest creation! My fun bracelet is made from soda pop tabs. I used alcohol inks and stretch cord to transform this "junk" into stylish jewelry! They're super easy to make and fun for kids to wear.
Scenery: Hoar Frost
Nature and it's beautiful. This was a morning of hoar frost. God made it picture perfect. I enjoy the wonders of weather and nature.
Scenery: Lippizan Horses
My daughter took me to the farm where the Lippizan horses are trained for shows. It was a wonderful experience, and I want to go again.
Garden: Peach Tree
I don't know who planted this beautiful peach tree, and I don't even know how long ago it was. One thing I do know is that it's beautiful. We're enjoying it and we're thankful that it's here in our yard.
Spencer will be 16 this April. Fourteen years ago, I didn't like cats at all, but my son thought it was a good idea to sneak one into the house! Now that Spencer is pretty old, he mostly sleeps.
Thunder (Yellow Lab)
Thunder is a 9 year old yellow Lab. I got him 9 years ago, right before my brother was born from a woman in Minnesota. He likes to eat and go for walks. Thunder is a good boy and doesn't bite or bark.
Lulu is 1 year and 1 month old. I got Lulu on trash pickup day as I went to retrieve my cans. There was a kitten in a carrier abandoned there! Lulu loves to romp with another family member cat and bat around sponge balls.
Deterrent for Snakes
Can anyone suggest a way to repel snakes? I've heard that granular sulfur works and that it does not work, but that commercially sold SnakeAway does work. It's rather expensive though, so I'm hoping someone will know (from experience) an effective way repel snakes.
How Long Can Meats Be Safely Frozen?
Is it safe to eat boneless skinless chicken breasts that were frozen for one year?
Removing Diesel Fuel Smell from Clothing
I need to clean some clothes that have some diesel fuel on them.
Best Food Dehydrator
Any favorite dehydrators suggestions out there?
Squirrels in My Attic
How can I get rid of the squirrels in my attic?
I would like to know how to make smooth and not grainy fudge. Please help.
Cleaning a Coach Purse
I have a Coach handbag. The white leather handles have turned a little grey. How can I clean this?
Getting Rid of Gasoline Smell in Car
How do I remove gasoline smell from my car's interior?
Putting Tiling Over Laminate Countertop
I am interested in putting ceramic tiles over my laminate kitchen counters and backsplash. How can you do this?
Repairing a Lawnmower Pull Cord
How do you repair a starter pull rope?
Recycling or Reusing Lightly-used Paper Lunch Sacks
Who will take lightly used paper lunch sacks? I have a grocery bag stuffed full of lunch-sized paper sacks. The Meals on Wheels folks won't take them back. I've offered them twice on FreeCycle. No takers. I'm looking for better ideas.
Removing Breath Right Adhesive Residue from Nose
How do you remove the sticky from Breathe Right strips off of your nose?
How Do I Make a Wedding Backdrop?
Could someone advise on how to make a foldable backdrop for a wedding? Please.
Buying Silk Wedding Flowers
Where can I buy silk wedding flowers?
Easy Australian Slow Cooker Recipes
I need help with easy Australian slow cooker recipes, please.
Inexpensive Decorations for a Sweet 15 Birthday Party
My daughter is having a sweet 15. Does anyone have any inexpensive decorating ideas?
Bedroom Paint Color Advice to Coordinate With Purple Curtains
I'm redoing my room really soon and my mom says that I can redo everything besides getting new curtains. I just bought them. The curtains are the color of a deep purple like a purple Crayola marker. I don't know what color to paint my walls though. Any thoughts?
Name Ideas for a Freelance Writing and Project Management Business
I am looking for suggestions for a clever and clear company name to describe my freelance writing and project management services. I specialize in working with independent artists, art organizations, and independent business owners and start-ups.
Crocheted Polly Pocket Skirt And Top
Skirt and top for Polly Pocket dolls.
Leave Yourself a Message
It seems like I cannot seem to remember anything. To help with the problem, I will leave a voice mail on my cell phone as a reminder. I will do either from the house phone or my cell phone.
USPS Postage Increase (April 17, 2011)
Not to worry about regular 1 ounce letters, but on April 17th the following new rates (an average of 1.7% increase) will apply.
Freezing Candles Before Use
If you store your candles in the freezer, the wax freezes and they last a lot longer when you light them.
Use a Dryer Sheet for Stuck-on Food
If you have a pan or casserole bowl that is really dirty, fill with water and add a dryer sheet. Let it soak for 10 minutes, and it will come clean in a second!
Custom Spice Rack
My entire kitchen is blue and white. I really wanted a spice rack, but white is hard to find. I ordered a brown paper towel, saran wrap, foil dispenser from Lillian Vernon and had my husband paint it white.
Changing Your Furnace Filter
I could never remember for sure when I changed my A/C furnace filter, so now I write the date I need to replace it on the filter with a permanent marker. Works great!
DIY Apartment Clothes Dryer
Multipurpose your vacuum cleaner to help dry your clothes! Fit your garment bag onto the shower curtain rod, if it must be put on beforehand. You will want to set up your curtain rod over the bathtub, a little ways inside from the shower curtain that you may already have.
Chocolate Covered Easter Eggs
Homemade Easter Eggs are the Best!
Rubber Duck Easter Centerpiece
Easter decoration center piece for my table.
Mulch for Gardens in Hot Areas
My friends are always admiring my flower garden, but can't seem to get theirs to grow. Here goes the only key to a happy garden in the south and other hot places - mulch, mulch, mulch, and water!
My Frugal Life: Food On Hand
I am dependent on a small monthly check for all my outgoings. Recently, I realized that I had absolutely no money left AT ALL and ten days to go before that check arrived. At first I wondered how I would eat.
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