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Peaches and Cream PieEasy to make and I haven't served it to anyone who hasn't loved it! Mix dry ingredients, flour, salt, soda and pudding. Add milk, butter and egg. Press into a 10 inch deep dish pie pan. Arrange the peaches on top.
Campfire BunsSimple, cheap, and can be made ahead of time. Combine all ingredients and spoon between hamburger buns. Wrap in foil and heat in 350 degree F. oven 15 - 20 minutes.
Leftovers EmpanadasThis is a way I get rid of leftovers. Pot roast works well, some meat chopped or shredded, some potatoes, chopped and some carrots, chopped with a tablespoon of gravy.
Round Steak SpecialCut round steak into 6-8 portions and brown. When brown, add a slice of onion to each portion. Add stewed tomatoes, mushrooms, olives and potatoes. Let simmer for 1 1/2 - 2 hours at 225-250 degrees F. or until tender.
WWII Parsley HoneyI thought to share this recipe that has been used in our family for many years. My Nan made it during the war years and I recently got the recipe from my mom to share with everyone. It's been used as a tonic and an aid to digestion by many a generation in our family.
Layered Strawberry SaladDissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add strawberries, stirring until thawed. Fold in pineapple. Pour 1/2 gelatin mixture in an 8x8 inch pan. Chill until firm.
Uses for Egg YolksSo, you need two egg whites (instead of costly egg substitutes) but you don't want to throw out the yolks and be wasteful. What do you do?
Pumpkin (Orange Tabby)Pumpkin is a 5 year old Orange Tabby. We got Pumpkin when he was 6 weeks old from a man who was giving away free kittens from the back of a pick up truck in a Petsmart parking lot.
Binding Carpet RemnantsAffordable carpet remnants can be found at thrift stores and carpet discount outlets; however, it's extraordinarily expensive to have a carpet bound with carpet binding.
Paper Bead JewelryCraft lovely jewelry from beads you hand make using paper or fabric!
Product Review: Ortho Bug B Gon MaxI have found the best product I've ever used to get rid of bugs of all kinds in my back yard. My yard was filled with bugs of all kinds. Fleas, ants, fire ants, roaches, spiders, you name it, it was there.
Use a Cemetery as a Photo BackgroundPhotography is something I want to do in the near future. This is a picture of me at a cemetery. I had a tripod so it came out right. I was thinking of the old fashioned/ vintage things, and just fell in love with the clothing.
Use Pot Holders Under Plants to Protect FurnitureUse pot holders under plants to protect your furniture. I use the ones with the rubber side. I try to get a pot holder the size of the planter. Sit the plant on the cloth side and put the rubber side next to the furniture.
Use a Toothbrush for CleaningI keep a toothbrush near my kitchen sink for cleaning. This inexpensive tool is great for the cleaning of many items; such as Tupperware containers with grooves, jewelry cleaning, glassware with raised designs, and to clean knickknacks.
Fertilize Your Garden BedsKeep your garden beds well watered and fertilized for all season colour.
Fancy Ice CubesFor fun and a treat, how about some fancy ice cubes. They are pretty and a taste surprise when the ice melts in a beverage. You can use a raspberry, a portion of a peeled orange, lemon or lime wedge, a maraschino cherry, candied fruit, mint leaves and much more.
Garden: Black Swallowtail CaterpillarThis year's potential Black Swallowtail Butterfly, he is gnawing on some dill that came up in my garlic patch. I hope there will be more but so far I've only seen the one.
Add Small Amount of Bleach to Dish WaterAdd just a small amount of bleach to your dishwater. It's a great germ killer and it helps remove stubborn stains from your Tupperware and the like.
Buy Notebook Paper on SaleWhen notebook paper comes on sale, buy enough for the entire school year. Why pay $2.00 later for the same pack of paper that will cost you $.50 during the big school supply sales in August?
Removing Hair Dye from Countertop?I split a few drops of red hair coloring when I dyed my hair. I cleaned it up but you can still see the faint outlines. How do I get this off my white melamine vanity? Can I paint it? Has anyone every had this problem?
Cleaning Mud Stains on Tile?My bathroom ceramic tiles are mud stained. Is there a home remedy to clean them?
Kitten Shakes While Sleeping?My male kitty tenses his muscles when he sleeps and shakes slightly. Could this be a problem or is this normal? I have had cats my whole life and have never had a cat do this.
Are Geckos Harmful to Dogs?Are house lizards and geckos poisonous to a 5 month old Pomeranian puppy if eaten? What do we do if this happens? The vet is 400 km away. We live in Zambia and there are just too many around.
Paint Colors for a Chimney Breast?I have stripped off all my wall paper and want to paint the walls. The thing is I want to keep my light red carpet and aubergine settee. In my room there is a chimney breast. Can anyone recommend colors that I could paint the chimney breast and the other walls?
Rose Bush Never Blooms?Why won't my rose bush produce roses? The bush comes back very hardy every year, but it fails to have any blooms on it.
Keeping Hair from Getting Tangled in a Necklace?My hair keeps getting tangled in my necklace on the back of my neck. Any tips on how to keep this from happening?
Finding Someone to Repair an Old Trunk?I have a old trunk. It is about 60 years old and could use some repairs.
Selling Vintage Comic Books?What is the best way to sell comic books from the 1970s? My husband has a whole bunch he wants to sell and I don't want to just give them away if some may have value. Thank you.
Using Baking Soda as Weed Killer?What is the mixture of baking soda to water to use as weed killer?
Sweet Gum Twig Toothbrush?My grandmother used to make a toothbrush from sweet gum twigs. A friend of mine showed me that you could take your finger nail and slightly cut one of the twigs then come back the next day or several days later and there would be a large glob of light green jelly like liquid or gum formed that he would eat.
Wild Finch Mating and Nesting
?When do wild finch babies typically leave the nest? How many times a year do pairs mate?
Help For Seniors Who Need Eyeglasses?Are there any services that could help a diabetic senior, that is blind in one eye, get eyeglasses?
What Breed is My Dog?What Breed is my dog? We rescued Achilles from a shelter. He was very sick, literally skin and bones the day I came back to visit him. I took him to the vet, he had Cat Flu Parvovirus and he spent a week hospitalized. He's been with us for three weeks now and growing fast.
Ideas for In-Home Spa Services?I'm planning to open an in-home spa offering aesthetic services. What is your favorite service to receive? What themes do you think are most suitable for a spa (Nature, Elegance, etc.)? What music do you prefer to have playing in the background (Classical, Relaxation, etc.)?
Making Flavored Olive Oil?I bought a decorative bottle and want to use Rosemary and Thyme from my garden to infuse olive oil. Should I dry them first?
Upholstering Caned Chairs?I inherited a dining room table and chairs. The chairs have cane backs that are starting to fall apart. I took one of the pieces of caning off and want to replace the caning with fabric and padding.
Smaller Tiles on Wall to Match Floor?Since I like the tile I'm putting down on the floor, would it be acceptable to put a smaller one on the wall area? I can't find anything else I like.
Acetone Damage on Eye Glasses?How can you repair eye glasses with acetone damage?
Tiny White Bumps on a Cat's Head?My cat has had ear mites recently and had to have surgery to remedy the problem from these mites. It created a huge hematoma that draining fix. He has been treated for these mites by a vet. He gets very tiny bumps up around his head and shoulder area.
Using Clay Pots Outside?I have some medium size clay pots. I am wondering what I can do with these for outside. They don't have any bottoms for them to catch the water. Any ideas?
What Breed is My Dog?What breed is my dog? I have heard everything at this point. He is 2 years old and 48lbs. He has a very soft, short coat and sheds regularly. He behaves much like an Australian Shepherd and Basenji (no weird bark though). I have had people tell me all types of Collie and Jack Russell.
Wooden Person Plant Holder?A few weeks ago I saw this cute little planter, but I cannot find a pattern for it now, maybe someone out there knows what I am talking about. It has plywood cutout feet painted with flip flops for shoes and dowels for legs (I think) with real pants on.
Home Remedies for Low Thyroid?Does anyone have a natural or home remedy for low thyroid? I have a friend who is pretty much borderline and her doctor won't put her on meds yet. She's wanting to nip it before it does get to where she needs the meds. Besides I wouldn't mind trying something natural too for my low thyroid.
What Breed is My Dog?I am curious to find out what breed my puppy is. Can you please give your opinions? Her tail does not curl. She is 5 1/2 months old in this picture.
Weeping Cherry Tree Has No Leaves?I planted a weeping cherry tree 2 months ago. All the leaves fell off after planting. I have little shoots coming out at the bottom of the trunk but nothing but bare branches at the top. It looks almost like it is dead. Any suggestions for what to do? I don't want to lose it.
Storing Fresh Ginger?What is the best way to store fresh ginger?
Setting Dye in Silk Fabric?How do you set dye in a silk garment? I would like to use old thin silk blouses to make a quilt. Some of them just run and run every time I wash them. What kind of dye does the manufacturers use for these silks? I have tried white vinegar, but it didn't work.
Countertop Colors for Sage Green Kitchen?I have honey oak cabinets, white ceramic tile floors, white countertops and recently painted my kitchen sage green. I was thinking of changing the countertops but I am not sure what color countertops to go with.
Grand Vitara Buzzing After Key is Removed?Why would the buzzer on our Grand Vitara continue to beep even after the key is removed, thus draining the battery?
Is Charcoal Acidic?Are charcoal and wood ashes acidic?
Finding the Value of a Huguenot Dresser?How much is a #405 Huguenot Dresser worth?
Baltimore Oriole Liquid Food?How do you make Baltimore Oriole liquid food?
Upright Freezer Not Getting Cold?I have received an upright freezer from a friend's family. The freezer was not used for a couple of years before the owner's passing. Before they turned it off, it had a slow freon leak. Now it will not cool at all. Is there a chance I can get this fixed?
No-Sew Rose Using Sheer Drapes?I need instructions on how to make a rose from twisting and knotting sheer drapery without sewing and cutting. Please help.
Jasmine Leaves Turning Brown?I am new to CA and slowly trying to learn about all the different plants and gardening rules that differ from the northeast. I moved into my house last August and it had a beautiful Jasmine plant going up one of the columns.
Relieving Itching from Fleas?How do you to stop itching from fleas for people?
Is My Kitten a Tonkinese?Does anyone know anything about Tonkinese kittens? If so, can you tell me if my kitten is one? Also, he still doesn't meow. Thank you.
Cleaning Fiberglass Shower Doors?What do you use to clean fiberglass shower doors? There are many articles on what to use to clean the lime from shower doors. I worked on them yesterday and with a lot of elbow grease, CLR, a gel mildew cleaner and a bucket of dish soap I was able to get some of it off the doors. There is still etching on the doors.
Rodents Eating My Tomatoes?We have a tomato plant on our deck, hanging in an upside down plant hanger. Something has been ravaging it during the night. The leaves are curled and some are chewed with holes. Some are missing altogether.
What Breed is My Dog?What breed beside Jack Russell terrier is in my dog "Bolt"? He has a long fuzzy tail and a fuzzy face but sometimes his ears flop weirdly. Any ideas?
Transitioning a Cat Back to Solid Foods?I have a 5 year old cat, Savannah, who was hit by a car and has a broken pelvis and bruised bladder. She is doing well and on the mend. I have had to feed her through syringes since this happened last week.
Preventing Having to Warm Up Your Car?An elderly man told me there was something you could buy to put in your car to prevent you from having to warm it up in the morning during the winter months. He said you could buy it from any auto store but I can't remember what the name of it was. Can anyone advise?
Bringing a Puppy on an Airplane?What can I give a 3 month old puppy while flying?