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August 10, 2006
Green Bug Eating My Tomatoes
I couldn't figure out what was eating my tomatoes plants. I was looking close one day and I found a bug. I will attach a pic of it. What is it?
Maraschino Cherry Stain
Does anyone know how to get out a Maraschino cherry stain?
Sweet Gum Trees and the Bird Flu Virus
I was interested in the sweet gum tree fruit comments about them being helpful to the bird flu virus, is there anyone we can give the fruit to? Who would I contact?
Cooking When the Power Goes Out
I am moving into a home thats total electric which means my stove is electric. Any advice on what I could use as an alternative to the stove for cooking if the electric is out during inclement weather?
Which crockpot brand name is the best?
Which crockpot brand name is the best? I have a hamilton beach and absolutely hate it. It gets too hot and always burns the food. I want to buy another brand.
I need to know about substitutes for fabric softener. I've heard that vinegar may be used, but what about ammonia?
Thrifty Living Advice From World War II Survivors
Could we please have information from survivors of WW II on thrifty living? - before there's no-one left to pass on the information?
Deleting Your Name From Telemarketers Lists
I read somewhere that when you receive an automated phone call you can delete your number from their list. Has anyone heard of this?
Keeping an Old Butcher Block Clean
I have inherited an old butcher block from a grocery store that opened in the 30's. My father salvaged it during a remodeling project around 1965. It has a sort of film on the surface that makes it feel tacky.
5 Tips for Illuminating Your Garden Landscape
Lighting plays an important role in creating an outdoor environment. The trend towards creating beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces means finding lighting options that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Fortunately, homeowners have more options for outdoor lighting than ever before.
My Frugal Life: My Frugal Parents
My father was my example when it came to being frugal. He lived through the "dirty thirties" and the depression had a life long effect on his frugality.
Even the simplest activities can have a substantial impact on the environment, including firing up the backyard grill. With outdoor activities in full swing, here are some tips for making those summertime barbeques green and guilt-free.
Vermicomposting - Indoor Worm Ranching
Vermicomposting (composting with worms) is easy, odorless, cheap, and great for the environment. It takes up little space, can be done year-round and no pets will love your garbage as unconditionally as the tiny Red Wiggler!
Organic Pest Control
Most gardeners encounter pest problems at some point during the growing season. Organic gardeners "control" (within tolerable levels) these insect pests without the use of synthetic chemicals.
Welcome to the World, Tresaun
Welcome to the World, Tresaun. This is my first grandchild. He was born July 29, 2006. . .
Thrifty Blues Clues Party
Thrifty Blues Clues Party. My son just turned 3, and he's a big Blue's Clues fan! The official licensed party supplies are expensive though. An 8 pack of plates alone costs $2.99, and I was expecting about 24 guests at his party. . .
Organizing Rainchecks and Coupons with a Photo Album
This tip is for organizing store rainchecks and coupons. I try to get rainchecks each time I visit the grocery store, so I may purchase these out of stock products at my convenience, and maybe I have also found coupons by then.
"Bullseye" BBQ Sauce
Recipe for "Bullseye" BBQ Sauce. Combine all ingredients in pan. Cover and simmer 30 minutes over low heat. . .
Intensive Gardening Techniques - Small...
No matter how small your garden plot is, intensive gardening will maximize the productivity of your available space. Intensive gardening does this by utilizing season-extending tools and specific planting techniques.
Italian Pizza Burger
Recipe for Italian Pizza Burger. Mix onions, meat and dressing. Shape into 4 1/2 inch patties. Grill each patty 4 minutes on each side. Top with mozzarella cheese slice. . .
Clean and Reorganize Before You Shop
Clean out and re-organize your refrigerator and cabinets the day before you go to buy groceries.
Using Dry Milk for Baking
Using Dry Milk for Baking. Use dry milk for baking, even if you don't like to drink it. It's cheaper than buying whole milk. . .
Five Minute Crust Free Apple Pie for One
Just place apple pieces into a soup bowl. Add syrup and heat in microwave for 2 minutes.
Quick Fix for a Broken Glasses Hinge
Quick Fix for a Broken Glasses Hinge. An excellent "quick-fix" for when you lose one of the tiny screws in your glasses: use a staple! Put it into the two screw holes, then use tweezers or some other "squeeze thing". . .
Place watermelon cubes in a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover; blend or process till smooth. (There should be 3 cups of mixture).
Recipe for Apple Enchilada. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Warm tortillas in the microwave for approximately 20 seconds. This makes them easier to fold without cracking. . .
Double Butterscotch Ice Cream Dessert
Recipe for Double Butterscotch Ice Cream Dessert. Prepare pudding mix according to package directions, using 1 3/4 cups milk. Chill 15-20 minutes. Whip until fluffy. . .
Freebies from Hotels, Restaurants, Etc.
Freebies from Hotels, Restaurants, Etc. Save freebies that you get at hotels/motels, like soaps and shampoos, etc. Also save condiment packages that you get at restaurants. . .
No Bake Lemon Cloud Pie
Recipe for No Bake Lemon Cloud Pie. eat condensed milk, lemon juice and lemon peel together. Fold in cool whip and pour into crust. . .
Almond Streusel Cake
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 or 10 inch tube pan. To prepare the streusel, in a medium bowl, mix together brown sugar, nuts, and flour.
Fresh Berry Crumb Pie
In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar and cornstarch. Gently fold in the berries. Spoon the berry mixture into the crust; spread evenly...
Nando the Kitten
Nando the Kitten Photo. Nando is a 7 month old cat. I fostered in kittens and cats. I got the rest homes and kept him. . .
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