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May 22, 2009
Cleaning With Lemon Juice
I have a lemon tree with many lemons. Can I clean a bathtub safely with lemon juice and baking soda? Any other uses for the lemons? Thank you.
Home Remedy For Foot Calluses
Does anyone know of a natural remedy for a callous on the bottom of my foot? It is on my left foot, on the left side which makes it hard to reach. I tried soaking it in Epsom salts. Thank you.
My Frugal Life: Use Your Interests To Make Money
As time goes by, I learn that there are many ways to stretch our money and reuse various left over products. I purchase many things in thrift store and buy wholesale when I am in business. I plan to start a silk flower business.
Shine Cookware Handles With Oil
This idea/tip is to make the handles of your cookware look new again. I KNOW that most cookware makers stress NOT to put your cookware in the dishwasher. BUT, when women are working outside the home, every minute counts when getting the dishes/pots done in the kitchen.
Stir together Bisquick mix, seasonings and cheese. Stir in beaten eggs until mixture is moistened. Fold in zucchini.
Cleaning a Computer Mouse Ball That Keeps Sticking
My computer's cordless mouse was not working right. I opened it and used a Q tip dipped in alcohol to clean the little roller bars and ball. The alcohol dries very fast. I put it back together and now it works like brand new. Of course, always check the battery too.
Mix mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar and buttermilk. Pour over the cabbage, peanuts, and raisins, if used, just before serving.
Make Smoothies With Fruit Waste
I make a lot of edible fruit bouquets which produces a lot of fruit waste. To minimize this, I began saving the "scraps" and tossing them in the freezer. To my surprise, the frozen fruit makes great smoothies and I even use them to flavor my water.
I like this because you can cook it in your crockpot and not worry about it till you are ready to make the gravy. The lemonade tenderizes the chicken and gives it a delicious flavor.
How can you tell when chard is ready to harvest?
Mix all ingredients and form meatballs. Bake in shallow pan at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes until browned and cooked through.
Name Ideas for a Pet Food Pantry
My husband and I are starting a non-profit pet food pantry. It essentially supplies supplemental pet food to low/no income people, as a way to help keep pets from ending up in the shelters.
What Breed is My Dog?
I'm not really sure what breed she is, but she seems to be at least part Husky to me and my family. What do you think?
Buying an Inexpensive Greenhouse
I need information on green houses. We just put in a outdoor, burning furnace and have extra BTU's, so we ran ducting for radiant heat in a green house. But we need to find a cheap greenhouse. I hear that commercial ones are cheaper than the average store ones.
Low Cost Insulin for Cats
I just found out that my cat who is so much one of the family has feline diabetes. I will now have to give him insulin injections twice a day. Are there any places to get the insulin for less or free. My income is beyond low. Joe is the cat on the right and is now half that size. Thank you.
Plastic Outdoor Chairs Feel Gritty
My patio chairs are only 2 yrs old, but they look like they are 100! They are light beige in color, and plastic. Below is a picture. My problem is, after only 2 yrs, the plastic is all gritty feeling and has a powdery stuff that comes off on my clothes.
What Kind of Snake is This?
My father-in-law found this snake in his garden this morning. We are wondering what it is? I am researching but no success yet, any ideas? I have other pictures with its markings. Thank you.
Child Sucking Thumb
My 5 year old granddaughter needs to stop sucking her thumb before starting kindergarten in the fall. It is causing dental and speech problems. Mom and I are out of ideas. Any ideas will be appreciated.
What Breed is My Dog?
Does anyone have any ideas what breeds my dog could be? She is very fast. She is so scared of everything though. I have tried so many things to help her.
Will Filing for Bankruptcy Affect a Judgment?
I have a friend who is having financial problems. They started a long time ago and have escalated since a recent divorce. He really needs help and I cannot advise him.
Removing Paint Marker from Rubber
Does anyone know how to remove Forney Black Paint Marker on soft rubber. I've tried everything from Magic Eraser to alcohol. They didn't remove the black marks but damaged the surface of the rubber.
Advice For Selling Jewelry
At the age of 49, I know I am getting on in years and want to spend more time with my grandson. When cleaning out my jewelry box, I noticed just what items I have held on to that will never be used again, or are broken or have missing sets too.
Planting a Tomato Plant
I bought a tomato plant from Lowes that already has two green tomatoes on it. If it has produced these will I kill it if I transplant it into the garden? If I can plant it in the ground any advice on how to care for it?
Removing a Trident Diesel Head Gasket
How do I remove and rebuild the head gasket on a Trident 2-4 diesel?
Dawn Detergent in the UK
Dawn detergent is often talked about on this site. Does anyone know what the UK equivalent is? Thanks.
Cat Wreath Craft
I am looking for a cat that sits in a covered wreath. The wreath is covered halfway up with material and the cat sits inside the pocket. All pieces of the cat are made separately and it only has its front paws.
Flavoring Wilton Candy Melts
I bought some white Wilton Candy Melts, but the store did not have any "candy flavoring". Can I use regular flavoring, maybe with a little oil? How can I flavor these? Please help, as soon as possible.
Ingredients for Homemade Milk Paint
Can anyone tell me where to buy "hydrated lime" Borax and "lime-proof pigments" in Baltimore City, Maryland? We want to make our own Milk Paint. We have googled our brains out trying to locate the basic ingredients.
Saving Money on Pudding
I mix instant chocolate pudding mix with a mixture of milk and leftover coffee for a mocha flavor, and mix lemon pudding with a mixture of milk and water for a more lemony flavor. Both save calories and fat, are thrifty and improve the taste of pudding.
Decorating a T-Shirt
I want to write something on a tee shirt, other than screen-print. What's the best way to do this? Thanks.
Places of Interest Near Lake Michigan
My husband and I live in Illinois and we are planning on taking a 4 day trip along Lake Michigan in lower Michigan. Are there any places of interest that we would not want to miss while there? We like antiquing and sightseeing. Thanks for any ideas.
Use Care With Fireworks
Parents beware! Teens and tweens love fireworks, but their brains don't comprehend the consequences of their actions. Always have an adult to supervise any fireworks.
Storing Garden Seeds After Harvest
What is the best way to save and store seeds from garden plants, when the harvest is finished?
Peonies Not Flowering
I transplanted some peonies 3 years ago. They come up and have a couple tiny buds, but then do not flower. Does anyone know why this would happen? Thank you.
Recipes Using Eggplants
I am getting a bunch of free eggplants. Besides Parmesan, any recipes? Also, can it be frozen? Thanks.
White Spots on Boxwood Plants
We have a lot of boxwood plants that were doing beautifully but now the leaves have all kinds of white spots on them and also the leaves are curling and with little holes. I am afraid they have mold and also some disease or bug problems. Any ideas? How can i get rid of it? Thanks.
Tide Essential Oil Fragrances
I also would like to know where to buy the TIDE brand essential oil fragrance.
Inexpensive Finger Sandwich Recipes
Does anyone have any simple and thrifty recipes for finger sandwiches for my in-laws 50th anniversary party?
Weather Alert Radio Tips
Spring and summer are upon us, and my husband bought us a weather alert radio. These last years, I was tired of staying up half the night watching the weather.
Golden Parmesan Potatoes
Peel potatoes and cut into large bite-size pieces. Combine flour, cheese, salt and pepper in bag. Place a few potatoes in the bag at a time, moisten with water, and shake until coated.
Preventing a Dog from Peeing on Plants
How can I keep my dogs from urinating on my flowers and bushes?
Honey for Antiseptic
Did you know that honey could be used as an antiseptic? If nothing else is around, get it off the kitchen shelf and apply it just like the old Egyptians used to do.
Making Hamburger Buns from Frozen Bread Dough
Has anyone made hot dog or hamburger rolls or steak rolls from the Frozen Bread Dough Loaves? If so, could you please give me the recipe?
Making a Cake Without Eggs or Oil?
The other night I had a boxed spice cake mix but no oil or eggs. My cupboards were pretty bare. The box called for 1/3 cup oil and 3 eggs. I had some mayonnaise and used 1 cup of it, 1/2 tsp of baking powder and about a Tbsp of sugar.
Parmesan Cauliflower Casserole
Tasty substituted with asparagus or broccoli, too ;-) Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Butter an 8x10 inch baking dish. In a large pot, boil cauliflower until crisp but tender. Drain.
Cabbage and Ground Beef Casserole
Fry ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium heat until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat.
Chocolate Lime Swirl Salad
Crush cookies and mix with butter and place in bottom of pan, saving some for topping. Dissolve gelatin, add pineapple and sugar and let set to partially congeal.
Solar Lights to Help Older Dogs See
Over the years, we have been blessed with many dogs that have achieved old age. As they did, their vision was often compromised because of cataracts or macular degeneration.
White Bean Chili
This main dish soup, besides being delicious, is quick, and easy to make.
Plant Bulbs In The Fall For Spring Flowers
Just wanting to share some spring flowers with you all! I guess my tip would be, "If you want this in spring, get your knees dirty in the fall and plant those bulbs!"
Puff Puffs (African Doughnuts)
This is a very simple and cheap desert. It takes about 10 minutes to mix and cook the puff puffs, and they are delicious! This is something you can make when you are out of everything, and just want something sweet!
Biscuit (German/Golden/Chow Mix)
Biscuit Baltimore Louis is a 7 year old German Shepard/Golden Retriever/Chow Chow mix. I bought Biscuit from the puppy place in town, in 2001. He likes to chase birds, fire hydrants, grass, and parks. He's an amazing best friend.
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