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July 2, 2007
Tomatoes With Shriveled Skin
What causes the skin on our tomatoes to look shriveled and the stems looks as if it is going to break on each tomato?
Keeping Preteens Entertained In Summer
What can my grandson do to beat boredom this summer? He is 11 and is driving me crazy! I keep him in the daytime while his parents work. I won't let him play on the computer and he's tired of his Playstation games.
Ratio Of Flour To Sugar In Cakes
Does anyone know what the minimal ratio of flour to sugar is in a cake or banana bread? I don't like these to be too sweet, but I know that sugar serves a function so I can't reduce it too much.
Vitamins To Minimize Allergies
I know this isn't a doctors office, or a medical website but I know what we eat can affect our health. And I really would like to know what is the vitamin or whatever that we need to take to settle allergies?
Adding Ingredients To Soap Bases
Does anyone know if you can add additives to soap bases? I have some pumice powder that I want to add to liquid soap base, and I need a creamy liquid soap, that I could add jojoba beads to as well, to make mechanics soap.
Larva In An Oak Tree?
We've recently discovered a hole in our oak tree, which has some liquid in the bottom, and is lined with long, brown slimy bugs that resemble centipedes somewhat. There is also a blobbish orange thing I'm assuming is a larva.
Printing Photos From Old Oversize Negatives
My grandmother died several years ago. I recently found old negatives that are from the early 50's. I was wondering if their is anyway of getting pictures made off of these at a reasonable price.
Fixing Paint Blisters
What makes paint bubble or blister right after painting? How can I correct it?
Flag Lapel Pin (Safety Pin Jewelry)
Here's a fun lapel pin to make with safety pins and beads.
Fourth of July Wind Chime
Here's a fun little wind chime your kids will love to make and hang for their Fourth of July Celebration. Place a line of masking tape around the blue plastic disposable cup, 2 - 2 1/2 inches from the bottom. The tape will prevent the cup from splitting when it is cut.
Pattern For Block Knit Vest
I had a pattern for a vest along time ago. Can anybody help me with this pattern or have a similar pattern for a pull over for ladies?
Ideas for Tile for Kitchen Remodel
I am remodeling my kitchen. Cabinets will be cherry wood and countertop will be black speckled with beige. I have a tile floor with small black specks. I also have a step up ledge that is tiled like the floor. . .
Lizard in Arches National Park
This is a picture I took while visiting Arches National Park on our trip out west last year. He just turned and made the perfect pose while I took the picture then ran off.
My Patriotic Table
I began with a base of a white lace tablecloth, the overlay was a red-checked tablecloth; in the center are two USA flag rug mats placed end to end; on top is a blue round platter with a lace placemat placed in the center.
Inside Out Chocolate Bundt Cake
Combine pudding mix, cake mix, chips, milk and eggs in a bowl. Mix by hand until well blended, about two minutes. Pour into 12 inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-55 minutes.
Use A Cool Mist Humidifier To Boost AC
To be able to draw more cool air from your heating and air conditioning registers, use an old cool mist humidifiers fan and put the unit directly on top of the air register, plug the unit in and turn it on. The unit will act as a air booster and help cool the room tremendously.
Combine syrup and butter; set aside. Quarter the pineapple lengthwise, leaving top attached. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 5 minutes. Turn; brush with maple butter.
Thaw Veggies Before Stir Frying
When adding frozen veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, etc. to a stir fry, thaw the veggies first. I know the directions say not to thaw, but whenever I followed those directions, my veggies would be overcooked.
Memory Mirror For Found Items
I'm taking old damaged items and placing them on old damaged-front, framed, beveled mirrors and hot glueing them around on the frame: old toys, gum wrappers, theater tickets, concert passes...
Liquid Paper To Cover Shoe Spot
Got a dark spot the front of a light beige pair of summer shoes and that sort of shoe polish is out there, but so hard to find! So I experimented with a small dab of white liquid paper, which I rubbed in with my finger and it worked!
Versatile and Yummy Fruit Dip
My sister suggested this recipe for my daughter's wedding reception. I've tried it tonight, and it's great! Beat cream cheese till fluffy, add marshmallow creme and drink mix. Serve with your choice of fresh fruit.
In a saucepan, combine the flour and butter-flavored granules. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly.
Nail Polish Remover for Cleaning Clay Polymer Earrings
I create custom handmade jewelry using polymer clay. I found that my earrings (dangles) would frequently get make-up on them.
Mylar Balloon Art
Save mylar balloons from any special occasion, round ones work best. Frame in embroidery hoop, just like you would cloth, dress hoop edge with ribbon, lace or any trim - just apply with hot glue gun or leave edge plain.
Low Carb Lasagna
This recipe uses zucchini instead of noodles for a low carb diet. Just make a pasta sauce as follows: Brown 1/2 lb. ground beef with 1/2 onion, chopped, 1/2 green pepper chopped.
Blueberry Oat Muffins
In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, beat egg whites, water and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in blueberries.
Camp Cooking Tips
By using lids whenever possible, you will greatly reduce the cooking time required for many foods. Prepare soups, stews or chili etc. ahead of time. Freeze and keep in cooler. Reheat for a quick meal.
Parmesan Zucchini Strips
As we all know, if you grow zucchini you are likely to have an overabundance. This is a great recipe to use them up.
This low fat dip is great for dipping fresh veggies.
Fancy (Tennessee Walker)
Fancy is 14 years old. She is a Tennessee Walker mare. She is my first horse. I bought her 10 years ago. She likes to eat candy and gives kisses.
Molly Mew (Tortoise Shell Calico)
Molly will turned 2 on June 19th. I believe she is a tortoise shell calico. I got Molly from a neighbor. Before I knew them, I used to see Molly's mother in the windows and I nicknamed her "pretty kitty".
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