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November 20, 2008
Ball Shaped Pastry Recipe
I am looking for a recipe for a pastry which is a ball shape like an 'aebleskiver', but a pastry dough rather than a pancake dough. I want to use it with a cream filling for hors d'oeuvres. Thanks.
Crust on Homemade Bread is Hard
I have tried to bake my own bread. I use a bread maker to mix the dough. It rises once in the machine. Then I take it out, knead it and let it rise again. When I put it into the oven and bake it. But it doesn't come out right. It gets really crusty. It smells wonderful but is inedible. What am I doing wrong?
Plugs Don't Stay in Outlets
My outlets don't grab any two prong devices like for my Apple laptop. They just fall right out. Any suggestions? Do I need to replace the outlets or is there something I can do to still use the outlets? Thanks for the help!
Money for a Class Reunion
Does anyone know if your high school graduating class should have money for reunions setting somewhere within the school budget? My high school did fundraising for things like prom, and I am not sure if the left over $$ goes to the school, or if I can start a class reunion get together without tapping into my own pocket.
Dog Potty Training Problems
My Min Pin, Rocky, is 2 1/2 years old. I got him when he was one, and the lady that had him first never trained him.
Spots on a Banana Plant
I have a banana plant with spots on it. What would you recommend?
"Keylogger" to Monitor Children's Internet Usage
Does anyone use a "keylogger" to keep up with their children online? I need advice on which one to use. Thanks.
Remembering My Mother at Thanksgiving
I just lost my mom 3 weeks ago. Can someone give me some info on how to make Thanksgiving special in honor of her? This will be a rough time for my family and I would like to make this a memorable one. Thank you.
Dishwasher Leaves Food Stuck on Plates
After I wash dishes in the dishwasher there is always pieces of food on my dishes. How do I fix this?
Adding More Resin to Countertops
I just painted and coated my bathroom countertop according to some of the posts from this site. There are some spots that need more resin because they are too thin. Can I pour it now (24 hrs) or do I have to wait until the hard cure (72 hours)? Thanks.
Buying a Wheeled Dog Cart
Does anyone know where to buy a dog wheelchair? My doxie, Zuzu, has lost the use of her back legs. There are lots of wheelchairs on the internet, especially Ebay. But I'd like to see it first since she is so tiny.
Pomeranian Barks Too Much
My Pomeranian barks a lot, it's driving us crazy. What can we do to get it to not bark so much?
Dutchess (German Shepard and Siberian Husky Mix)
Dutchess is 3 1/2 years old and a German Shepherd/Siberian Husky Mix. I got her at an animal shelter in Orlando, Fl
Crocheted Potholder Patterns
I am looking for crocheted potholder patterns.
Thrifty Ways to Clean Up and Repair Your Patio...
Before you stow away your patio furniture for the winter, take some time this fall to clean it up and make any necessary repairs. Check out how using these everyday household products can make this sometimes unpleasant task easier and more economical.
Use Plastic Floral Tubes for Cut Flowers
If your children are like mine, anytime I cut fresh flowers, they ask to take a pretty bloom to their teachers. Rather than trying to keep the stems moist by wrapping them, use a plastic floral tube. You can purchase several for a dollar at the floral counter in your grocery store.
Craft Project: Autumn Leaves Ceiling Decoration
Hang these beautiful autumn leaves from your ceiling to bring some of the outdoor beauty indoors this autumn season.
Lamb with Figs
Rub lamb with 1/2 tsp. of salt. Put meat side up on a rack in a greased roasting pan. Bake, uncovered for 30 minutes at 375 degrees F or until meat is done to your taste.
Harvest Food From Mother Nature
As many here have gardens, or at least potted plants, I was wondering the other day; Why not take advantage of the biggest garden around? Mother nature abounds in pure, wholesome foods, and all we have to do is step outside and receive it. And not just berries or nuts either.
I saved the gourds from my garden and hot glued them to an old vine wreath and added some ribbon and a poem. November Blessings to you all!
Coffee Mate Caramel Vanilla Flavored Creamer Recipe
I have been spending over $30 a month on liquid flavored coffee creamer. I know someone out there has a recipe for the French Vanilla Caramel creamer by Coffeemate. Please help. My hubby loves this stuff and it's killing our food budget.
Watch the Cash Register Screen When Checking Out
When checking out items at the cashier's desk, always look at the screen to ensure that you pay the right price for the right number of things. There have been times that items are on sale, and they aren't reflected during check-out.
Wet Shoe Laces To Keep Them Tied
When shoe laces won't stay tied, wet the shoe lace and then tie it. It will stay tied.
Refill Snack Fruit Cups
I am a mom of four and a very frugal. If I buy applesauce cups for the kids, I don't throw them away. I wash them and make my own fruit cups to pack in their lunch. I cover the tops with Press 'n Seal.
Snowflake Puzzle Ornament
With Christmas coming up soon, I thought I'd pass on this snowflake craft idea. Take an old puzzle (with pieces missing, preferably!), that you no longer use, and craft sticks (popsicle sticks). I usually use a hot glue gun to glue the sticks together in kind of an asterisk design.
Use Leaves and Newspapers for Mulch
Use all the leaves and newspaper you can get your hands on. They are great mulch. I started by putting down newspaper in a new natural area I want to start. I have quite a few layers.
Irish Potato Candy Peanut Butter Rolls
These delicious candies are easy to make and can be stored for a while, because the sugar helps preserve them.
Raking Leaves on Acreage
Don't do it by hand! If you have large acreage and/or lots of deciduous trees, better to use a lawn vacuum. I bought a used one (it's all steel, so I recycled, in a sense: when isthe last time you saw one of those tow-behind-your-garden tractor vacuums made of steel?) about 30 years old.
Getting More POP Out of Your Popcorn
You don't have to buy gourmet popcorn. When making popcorn, I have found it is better not to heat the oil on a high heat at first. I know this may sound stupid, but the kernels get more more heat distribution if you start out slow.
Put pretzels in 9x13 inch pan. Melt butter and pour over top. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool. Cream together cream cheese, sugar, Dream Whip. Pour over cooled pretzels and refrigerate.
Turn Lawn Into Garden With Plastic
We made a 30x20 foot garden in our back yard with plastic and cement blocks. You do not have to remove grass. Put down plastic or a thick layer of news papers, and place cement blocks on top around the edge of the space.
Barbecued Spareribs With Orange Sauce
In a medium saucepan, bring the ketchup, orange marmalade, tomato paste, mustard, WSS, onion, and garlic to a boil over medium-low heat and simmer, partially covered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Black Bean and Chicken Chili
Put all of the ingredients except the cheese in a crockpot sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cook covered on high for 4 hours or you can cook it on low for 6-8 hours. Just before serving, add the cheese to the crockpot and stir until it is melted. Serve.
Save Money By Keeping Track and Banking the Extra
I've lived on my own for the last 7 months, and having been around the world, and having attended a community college, I wasn't the least bit frugal with my spending habits!
Cleaning Oily Plastic Dishes
To clean out plastic dishes which contained oil or oily food: Take a newspaper half and tear it up into small pieces. Get some detergent and add the newspaper bits and the detergent to the plastic dish and add water.
Buy Old Newspapers from the Library
Purchase old newspapers from your library for the extraordinary uses of them. I stopped subscribing to the local paper several years ago as the price went up and the amount of content wasn't as good and the paper got smaller.
Free Whopper at Burger King
Burger King has an 800 number on the back of their receipts to call in to answer survey questions. After you do so, you will be given a code number to write onto the back of that receipt.
Turn Wind Chimes Into Ornaments
This is a tip for wind chimes that can't endure wind and don't have too much chime. Such as ones that are constructed of plastic, nylon string, and thin aluminum tubes.
Attic Smell in Home
We have a 30 year old home that has been completely repainted, the carpet removed, and one third of the floor covered in tile. Yet a persistent attic smell remains if the house is closed up for even a small period of time. There is exposed concrete in the living room, dining room and bedrooms, could this be the problem? Any ideas how to solve this issue?
Spicy Ricotta Dip
Great with chips, vegetables, in a frittata, lasagna, stuffed shells
Banana Split Bars
Mix the graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup of the sugar and the butter together. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan and freeze for 10 minutes. Beat the cream cheese and remaining 3/4 cup of sugar with electric mixer, on medium speed, until well blended.
"Redneck Racing" Light Parade Float Ideas
I am looking for "Redneck Racing" float ideas. I will be in a light parade and the theme is racing. Can anyone help with ideas for decorating the race trailer that the race car will be driving behind? Thanks.
Replacement Tray for George Foreman Roaster Oven GV12
I'm trying to locate a replacement tray for a George Foreman Chicken Roaster Grill Oven GV12. Would anyone know where I could find one?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Super Fresco #15064
I am trying to locate 4 rolls of out of production wallpaper. It is Super Fresco pattern number 15064 by Graham and Brown. Bar Code No: 5011655150649. Thank you.
Inexpensive Wedding Locations in Lancaster, CA
I am planning an outdoor wedding to take place in August 2010. I am looking for a cheap venue, reception, catering, decorations, d.j, photographer, limo etc. I need to do it all for $9,000. I really need help. I know what I want but I have to be money conscious about it.
Fruity Carrot Muffins
In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. In another bowl, beat the eggs, buttermilk, applesauce and oil until blended. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the apple, carrots, raisins, and pecans.
Pineapple Turkey Centerpiece
Make a turkey head out of paper and affix to toothpicks. (if you want it more fancy, make it out of felt and stuff with batting)
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