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February 9, 2007
Poll: Have you used tax software to prepare your taxes?
Today's poll asks: Have you used tax software to prepare your taxes?
Tax Software Reviews
A lot of people are doing their taxes online or using tax software. What software do you use to do your taxes?
Saving Money on Travel
Tips and ideas for saving money on travel. My husband and I save our change all year and use that for our vacation travel. We love to take off in the car and just drive until we find some little town we can get a room in.
Keeping Records After Someone Dies
After a person dies, how long should you hold on to their records, such as insurance, bank, hospital, credit and personal papers?
What takes glue out of clothes?
What takes glue out of clothes? It is a strong glue that is used for gluing foam on metal frames for John Deere lawn mower seats that we make at work.
Freezing Rockmelon (Cantaloupe)
Can you freeze rockmelon?
Dog Pee on Wood Floors
I have a Doberman that likes to pee on my wood floors and I can't get the stain out? What can I use?
Conversion Tables for Recipes
Need to change from U.S. to Metric or Metric to U.S.? Also conversion equivalents like how many teaspoons in a tablespoon.
Sandwich Meat Fillin'
Put meat, 1 1/2 cups water, celery, onion, salt and pepper in frying pan, Simmer until done. Add soup and 1 can of water, and the boullion cube. Simmer 1 hour.
Breaking Up a Dog Fight
The best way to break up a dog fight is to throw water on the dogs. This will usually startle the dogs enough to stop the fighting. Breaking up a dog fight with your hands can be very dangerous as you are liable to get bit or scratched.
Moving Large Planters
Large planters can be very difficult to move. Since most planters are wider on top than on the bottom, they can be difficult to move with a hand truck. If you have an old skateboard lying around, try moving the planters with it.
Tuna Salad Sandwiches
Combine tuna, eggs, pickles, celery and onion juice, using enough mayonnaise to hold together as desired, and spread on bread. Top with another slice of bread.
Castrol Super Clean For Household Tasks
Part of my job working for a property manager is to clean vacated apartments. As you might imagine, some of them are pretty dirty. By far the best cleaner I have ever used is Castrol Super Clean (I think it's an engine degreaser).
County Apple Cobbler
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a 13x9-inch baking dish. Spread apple pie mix evenly over prepared dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Vinaigrettes are a healthier alternative to creamy salad dressings. You can make your own raspberry vinaigrette with this simple recipe.
Sweet And Spicy Pecans
Toss pecans in butter.combine remaining ingredients. Sprinkle this over pecans, tossing to coat. Spread on a cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees F for 15 minute; stirring occasionally.
Make Your Own Convenience Foods
I do my grocery shopping once a week, with a list and coupons to save all I possibly can. When I get home, I take all my veggies and wash them and separate them into meal size packages.
Keeping Greens Longer
Here's a tip to keep greens for longer periods, eg. curry leaves or coriander leaves and spring onions. Keep them in a plastic container or in a jar with a tight lid so that it is airtight.
Hendrix is 9 years old. I'm not sure. Can anyone tell me what breed from his picture? I got Hendix when he was a kitten from a family who was selling kittens back in 1997.
Homemade Egg Substitute
Store-bought egg substitutes can be quite expensive. Make your own and save a little money.
Hot Spicy Cranberry Punch
Let simmer a little bit and then strain out the spices. Just before serving add 4 cups of brewed tea. The tea should not be too strong. Everything, with the exception of the tea, could be made up ahead of time and heated, adding the tea just before serving.
Ask Liquor Distributors For Donations
The liquor companies have lots of money for free distribution as advertising. So try to find out who the distributors or their representatives are. When you have your big public event, pitch it to them as part of their target audience or as a charity event to get them to provide you with free liquor.
Stain Removal Guide - Out Spot Out!
How many times have you found a stain, whether it be on your favorite shirt or on your brand new carpet or on your favorite easy chair, and wondered "How am I going to get this out?" Well, I have put together a chart that you will be able to print out and laminate and put next to your washer for the next time you need instructions.
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