July 20, 2004

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Rinsing out the Dish Detergent Bottle Cleans My SinkThe place that accepts my recyclables also requests that we rinse plastic out. One day, when I was rinsing out a bottle of automatic dish detergent, I noticed that as I began to rinse the water and soap residue out of the bottle, my stainless steel kitchen sink began to look freshly cleaned, and it left a fresh scent, too.

 

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Bleach to Kill Weeds and Fleas on My PatioI have a patio made out of regular patio block in my back yard (small back yard and all is patio block). I have dogs and am concerned about odors and fleas and ticks. In warm weather I use 1 gallon of bleach mixed with 1 gallon water in a 2 gallon watering can.

 

Watermelons

Watermelon SalsaDelicious summer salsa recipe using watermelon instead of tomatoes.

 

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Decrease the Boiling Time of WaterIf you are in a big hurry when bringing water to a boil, two small pots of water will come to a boil much faster than one big pot. Once the water boils, you can combine it into one big pot if you need that room for the pasta or whatever.

 

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Sandwich Spread from Leftover MeatHere's a tip that my DH actually taught me (lol). He grew up with having his mom take whatever leftover meat (not hamburger) and put it through the blender or food processor to grind it up

 

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Removing Wrapper Glue from Tin Cans?I am going to be using tin cans from veggies and such for some crafts, and I can't seem to get the glue from the wrappers off, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what to use that is very inexpensive to buy? Cali in GA

 

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George Foreman Grill Tips?I have been using my Foreman Grill a lot this summer to cook chicken breasts. Anyone have any tips or recipes? I tried to cook with a little marinade on it but it was a little over too burnt once the chicken had cooked through. Anyway, thought I would see if anyone else is using the grill and if they are having success with it. Monica in CO

 

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Tomato Sauce Stain on Pink Skirt and Sweater?I need help. I stained my new pink skirt and a matching sweater. I stained them with tomato sauce. Can anyone help me? - KT

 

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Longest Lasting Deodorant?Does anyone know what form of deodorant/anti-perspirant is the cheapest or lasts the longest? Is it roll-on, spray aerosol, solid, gell? Any homemade forms? Thanks in advance. coolchinchilla

 

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