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July 21, 2006
Keeping Celery Fresh
Keeping Celery Fresh. I recently read something about keeping celery fresh much longer by wrapping it in foil. What I missed was. Do I take the plastic cover off of it? And do I wash it before wrapping it?
A Letter to Send With Tamiah Cinnamon Bread
Does anyone have a letter to send with Tamiah Cinnamon Bread? I had a cute little one but it was lost.
Boat Friendly Recipes
Boat Friendly Recipes. I frequently have guests over for extended (3-4 hour) boating "parties". Anyone have any suggestions for boat friendly recipes for heavy hors d'oeuvres I could take along?
Stains on Lace
Stains on Lace. I need to know the best way to remove stains from lovely lace. The stain looks like it has set but I do not know what it is. My item was found at an estate auction and I want to get it looking good again without harming it.
Tiki Torches Won't Light
Tiki Torches Won't Light. We have tiki torches that I bought last year and never used. We filled the 'tanks' with lamp oil as per directions and let them soak, but can't get the things to light! I was so disappointed.
Clothes Develop a Musty Smell if They Get Damp
Clothes Develop a Musty Smell if They Get Damp. I have read a lot about mildew smell when washing clothes. I think mine may be a little different, or maybe not. Hopefully someone can tell me what is wrong.
Sea Shells Mosaic
How can I put a copy of seashells onto my formica bathroom sink. I want to mosaic it but I am not that great of an artist I am. I do have black and white drawings.
Amtrak Vacation Tips
Amtrak Vacation Tips. I am looking for advice on an Amtrak vacation for 2 sons and parents. I would like to see the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Glacier National Park. Any advice is appreciated as I have No Amtrak Experience or National park experience.
Light Summer Meals
Light Summer Meals. I am looking for some quick and easy, low cost, light summer meals. My husband works nights and needs something easy to eat. I hate cooking and since I am home in the summers, it falls to me to put dinners together.
Dog With a Hurt Toenail
My neighbors dog was jumping down off of something and its toenail snagged. It has been slightly pulled out and is bleeding. They do not have the money to take her to a vet.
My Frugal Life - Frugal Rural Living
My family was tired of living in the big city. High taxes, high crime and high cost of living. After many years of scrimping, coupon clipping, yard-saling etc., and just barely making it, we decided to make the big move.
Color Coordinated Children
Someone I know, that's a single mom, has her kids color coordinated. Each kid has picked their favorite color and they have their own bath towels and wash cloths, clothes baskets and their own clothing hangers.
Keep Your Children's Clothing Organized
Quite often when you buy or are given baby or toddler clothes they come in outfits. A matching top and bottom, maybe even with a matching hat. One way to keep these items together is to fold them and put them in large zip-lock bags before putting them away.
Bananas and Mosquito Bites
Bananas and Mosquito Bites. Are you the type of person who is always getting bit by mosquitoes, even when someone else is sitting next to you and is completely unbothered? The answer may lie in your diet. . .
Fixing Bad Hinges on an Old Trunk
Fixing Bad Hinges on an Old Trunk. Do you have an old trunk somewhere up in your attic, gathering dust because years ago some imbecile flipped the lid up hard and bent the hinges outwards? All you need to repair it is some braided high-test fishing line (the heavier stuff) and a staple gun. . .
Declutter Your Closet
Know which clothing you wear by reversing the direction of all your hanger heads, now wear what you want and launder as usual, when you return laundered clothes to the closet rehang the hanger in the other direction.
Fix For Watch Bands
Fix For Watch Bands Tip. Don't know about you - but I am always breaking those little "belts" on my watch which hold the strap on well before rest of the band is shot. . .
Cheap Chip Clip
Cheap Chip Clip Tip. Use clothespins as chip clips. For years, I have used clothespins for chip clips. You can get 40 or so for $2 in most stores. . .
Organize Your Closet for Less
The key to a happy closet is organization, but sometimes that price of that organization doesn't make you happy. There are alternatives to these often pricey shelving systems and organizers.
10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Fight Global Warming
The debate is over. Scientists agree that planet Earth is in the middle of a warming cycle and human activities that dump CO2 into the atmosphere are helping to turn up the heat. With melting glaciers, more intense weather patterns and vanishing species, we're already starting to see the consequences of rising temperatures.
Christmas Cactus with Red Leaves
I have 3 Christmas Cactus, one of them has ruby red leaves on the ends of it. What causes this?
Strawberry Freezer Jam
Recipe for Strawberry Freezer Jam. Strawberries are coming into season and they are at a very affordable price. Here is a great recipe I love for strawberries. Freezer jam is so easy and you don't even have to cook it. . .
Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
Recipe for Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for eight hours. Stir chicken until it shreds. Spoon into wheat buns and serve.
Recipe for Mint-Chip Meringues. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until foamy. Gradually add sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form. . .
Coconut Shoo Fly Pie
Recipe for Coconut Shoo Fly Pie. Mix first three ingredients together to form crumbs, reserve 1/2 cup for topping. Mix egg, syrup and 3/4 cup hot water, add to dry mixture. Dissolve soda in remaining 1/4 cup of hot water and add to above mixture. . .
Nature Tape Photo. Layer flowers and tiny plants and leaves from your yard or from a nature walk in between strips of clear tape (my example shows a narrower size but wide shipping tape works well, too. . .
Lebkuchen (German Honey Cakes)
Recipe for Lebkuchen (German Honey Cakes). In a saucepan, combine honey, molasses, and sugar; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add butter, then cool. eat in lemon juice, egg, lemon peel, and orange peel. . .
Little Girl's Wedding Dress
My previous entry was about my daughter's wedding dress. This one is about my 5 year old granddaughter's wedding dress. LOL! She wanted a wedding dress too because her aunt was getting one.
Grits and Green Onion Bake
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 1-quart casserole. Bring water to a boil in heavy saucepan; stir in grits and salt. Return to a boil; reduce heat. . .
Olivia (Coton de Tulear)
Olivia (Coton de Tulear) Photo. Olivia is approximately 14 weeks old now, she is younger in this picture. She is already in her new home, but I still think the picture is a treasure. I call it "sweet innocence". . .
Recipe for Orange Spirals. Dissolve yeast in water. Set aside. Combine milk, butter, sugar and salt; cool to lukewarm. Stir in 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. . .
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