September 5, 2008

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Use an Oven Thermometer for Consistent ResultsFood cooking too fast on the outside and not getting done in the middle? Buy an oven thermometer and check the temperature. Mine was cooking too fast. I keep an oven thermometer in my oven now. Gas or electric oven temperatures can get off.

 

Nest Made by Perfect Little EngineersMy boss found this Bee's nest (Hornet's?) in a high bush at my work yesterday. I went back on my day off hoping it was still there to take pictures. They were calling an exterminator to remove it.

 

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Saving Money on Plastic WrapTips for saving money on plastic wrap as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here.

 

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Blueberry SmoothieIn a blender or food processor, puree all items, adding a few ice cubes at a time. Serve immediately.

 

A piggy bank made from a recycled jar decorated with baseball motifs.

All-Star Savings BankPaint wooden stars yellow and set aside to dry. Place lid on white foam and use a pencil to trace a circle. Cut out circle. Using red felt tip pen, draw the "seams" of a baseball on each side. Glue craft stick to the front of jar as the "bat."

 

Saving Money on Your Internet ConnectionTips for saving money on internet service as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Feel free to post your own ideas here.

 

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Replacement Parts For George Foreman GR19BW?I need parts for a George Foreman GR19BW. I don't know where to find them. Can anyone help?

 

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Ideas for Adult Princess Ball Party?I'm turning 21 in January '08. It's the huge birthday to celebrate in England. Anyway I've always said I wanted a 'Princess Ball' for my party and all my friends love it. I'm thinking pinkness, formal wear, tiaras, red carpets, champagne etc.

 

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Rabies Innoculation for Cats?Does anyone know of an alternative cheaper protection against rabies for my cats than the usual innoculation by a vet?

 

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Cardamom Recipes?I have 2 spice jars of CARDAMOM that I need to use up. I have googled for a few recipes but was wondering if anyone had any family favorites that uses cardamom (ground). Cookies, coffee cake, muffins, quick breads... something along those lines.

 

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Dog Throws Up Snack Bones?The dog doesn't chew his snack bone, he gulps it then throws up. This is his newest habit. He is an American Pit Bull mix terrier. Any suggestions?

 

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Stretching Moccasins?I want to stretch some new moccasins, They are my correct size but are too stiff to even get my feet in. I've used that wooden foot stretcher thing, but they go back to the original shape. Help?

 

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CLR Stain On Counter Top?I mistakenly spilled a little CLR on my dark blue laminate counter top. I was using the CLR to clean an item in the kitchen sink and didn't realize some had splattered on the counter. It looks like it has lightly bleached the color out. I have tried Gel-gloss and Orange Glo and nothing has worked, including a magic eraser. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Cellphone Plans Without 2 Year Contracts?My college-age daughter currently pays about $52/month including tax and fees for a T-mobile plan with text-messaging. My son who just started college has been using a T-mobile To Go plan but says he wants to convert to a monthly plan since he's going through the 1000 minutes he purchases at a time so quickly.

 

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Boxes For Storing and Organizing Patterns?I keep my sewing pattern envelopes in page protectors, in a binder. I keep my pattern innards in quart sized ZipLoc storage bags. I am looking for boxes (with tops) 10 in. high x 7 in. wide x 24-26 in. long to store a couple hundred patterns numerically. Plastic sounds best, but cardboard has lasted me for years. I just need to replace them.

 

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Removing Laundry Marker From Dryer Drum?Accidentally, a laundry marker got in my dryer. It was in a dryer cycle and marked up the whole inside of the drum in approx 1/4 inch marks. These marks are also all over the 2 blankets that were in the dryer.

 

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Recipe For Italian Nonpareils Cookie?My ex-mother in-law was a great Italian cookie baker. She used to make a lot of varieties for weddings and the like. I am looking for a recipe for a little loaf type of cookie made with molasses and sprinkled with nonpareils. Can anyone help?

 

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Do Fleas Cause An Odor?My dog has an odor. I gave her a few flea bath and a week or two later, she still stinks. Plus she still has fleas. Would fleas have anything to do with her still having an odor?

 

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Crocheted Corner Bookmark?I am looking for a crochet pattern for a book mark that fits on the corner of the pages.

 

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Pattern For Fabric Cat That Sits on Shelf?Does anyone have a pattern for a shelf sitting stuffed cat? Thank you.

 

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Improving the Flavor of Hummus?I've had all sorts of store bought hummus from homemade organic to commercially prepared and would like to know if there's anything you might suggest that would improve the flavor.

 

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Picking Tights Color For Wedding?I recently purchased a dress to wear to my sister's wedding, but I don't know if I should wear sheer or black tights with it (or some other color). The color is "mink" (pale light pink).

 

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