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October 22, 2009
Painting a Laminate Tub
Has anyone painted a laminate tub or shower? I have seen counters. In my bathroom, the counter is one unit. The sinks and top are laminate and then it dips down and and the tub is molded out of the same color, etc. The shower is the same way. Any way to paint it all?
Underarm Stains on Shirts
How do you remove armpit stains from shirts? Are there any additives you can add to the wash cycle to keep them from developing?
Caring for a Burning Bush Plant
What kind of food should I use on my Burning Bush?
Sweet Chicken and Tuna Salad Recipes
How do I make sweet chicken salad and sweet tuna salad?
Is Horseradish a Radish?
Is the horseradish a member of the radish family?
Mandarin and Cranberry Salad
Mix cranberries and sugar and let stand overnight. Dissolve gelatin in the boiling water.
Scrambled Eggs (Microwave)
Beat eggs. Add milk and salt to taste. Melt butter in an 8 inch round glass cake dish in microwave oven (about 15 seconds at normal power). Pour egg mixture into dish.
Bali Beef Casserole
About 1 hour before serving, start heating oven to 350 degrees F. Saute' meat. Stir salt, curry, rice, onions, garlic, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce into meat.
Cucumbers Turning Yellow
My cucumbers are blooming and producing cucumbers but when they become about an inch long the bloom falls off and the cucumber turns yellow and dries up. What is going wrong?
Old Fashioned Bean Soup
Add salt to beans and cook until soft. Pour off water. Add milk, butter, pepper and more salt, if desired, and heat through. Serve with toasted bread crumbs on top.
In large bowl, cream margarine and sugar; add vanilla and salt until fluffy. Add egg, banana, and lemon peel. Beat well until banana is mashed. Add baking powder to flour; gradually stir into creamed mixture.
Maple and Balsamic Vinaigrette
It sounded like a strange combination but a neighbor gave me some she made to try and it was good! And she was kind enough to share the recipe ;-)
Cast Iron Chili
You can make it ahead of time, and finish it when you need it. Chop up onion and cook with meat. Drain grease. Take cast iron kettle and add beans (rinsed off) chopped peppers and garlic.
We always had one of these at Christmas, traditionally called a 'clootie' dumpling because they were boiled in white cloths. There are many recipes for clootie dumpling but I find this one easiest and not too rich.
This is a simple recipe. Sieve flour in a bowl and add water to make a stiff dough. Knead smooth and rub a little ghee in your palm of your hand. Knead till its evenly textured.
Inexpensive Vet Care Near Baldwin, NY
I am a new pet owner and I am looking for inexpensive vet care in my area.
Homemade Everyday Cleaners
I want to learn how to make everyday cleaners to stretch money.
Using Bleach in a Humidifier
Is it harmful to add bleach to the water in your humidifier?
Be honest, how many of us have eaten leftover pizza for breakfast? I know I have! Well, here's an easy pizza that's topped with breakfast ingredients. If you're a cheese lover like me then feel free to 'double cheese'.
Christmas "Goodie" Recipes
I am looking for some good Christmas recipes for me and my daughter to make this year. We both are really into cooking and this is something I never did with my mom as a child.
Use Rubber Gloves To Pick Up Hot Turkey
To take the hot turkey from the pan, use a new pair of rubber gloves. For the amount of time you will be holding the turkey, the heat does not go through and you have a tight hold on the turkey so you won't drop it or it won't fall apart before it gets to the cutting board.
Make Your Own Frozen Pizza
In our house, we love the convenience of throwing a frozen pizza on the pizza cooker, but I didn't like the expense or the lack of nutrition in frozen pizza's, so I started making my own.
Witch Hazel and Tea For Facial Astringent
After I brew some green tea, I put the warm tea bags in a bowl and douse them with witch hazel which helps cool them off. I then put them on my face for a few minutes. It's a great natural astringent, and it brightens my face instantly.
Keeping Pets Out of Cupboards
My cat knows where the food is kept and is always trying to get inside. If it weren't for the child-locks left on the cupboards by the previous owner, he'd weigh double what he does! It's like watching a toddler, he gets into everything.
Signed Bookplates for Special Gifts
A lot of authors will send you signed bookplates when you send them a self addressed stamped envelope (use 2 stamps). Also include the name for the inscription. I gave several of these personalized bookplates as Christmas gifts one year.
Importance of Using a Potty Chair When Potty Training
This is a potty training tip. I never realized the importance of using a potty chair. My nephew was taught to use a regular toilet, not a potty chair. As he grew older, he was having trouble moving his bowels.
Extending the Life of SOS Pads
For many years I have been extending the life of SOS cleaning pads. The very first thing I do is get one of my recycled small plastic containers, one that has a good lid, and is big enough to easily cover the SOS pad.
Homemade Ant Deterrent
To get rid of ants, sprinkle wood ashes or add 1 Tbsp. ground garlic to 1 litre of water and spray.
Dryer Sheet for Tub Cleaner
Use dryer sheets to scrub the tub. Wet the tub down, and use an already used dryer sheet. For tough rings, you can use an unused sheet. It works so good.
Movie Theater Floor Costume
Cut the glass down the middle and hot glue upside down to shirt sleeve between elbow and wrist. Cover and all and add a straw to each "cup."
Protecting Pine Seedlings From Deer...
Young trees are a favorite snack of hungry deer, especially in the spring and fall while there's still snow on the ground. Most young pines can recover from minor amounts of repeat browsing as long as the terminal bud remains intact.
Straw and Bead Elastic Bands
String beads and straws cut up to make a cute necklace or bracelet and head bands. Cut the straws up in different lengths or the same depending on the look you want.
T-shirt Blanket Instructions
I'm looking for instructions for making a t-shirt blanket. Does anyone have any?
Getting Rid of Warts
I am looking for a remedy for warts on the neck.
Boo to You! An Adult Halloween Party
Why should the kids have all the fun? Here are some quick and easy ideas for an adult Halloween party that won't break the budget or your time. Instead of the all out Halloween party, why not decorate the house like it was a haunted house where the evil scientist lives and plays.
College and NFL Team Decals
Does anyone know where to get college and NFL team decals for decorative glass blocks? Also, is there a template to purchase to custom design schools?
Drains are Gurgling
What causes a sink to gurgle when draining? When the tub or sink is draining, the sink will gurgle. It didn't do this before and we are not having a problem with the drains as of yet.
Making Sock Long Johns
How can I make sock long johns using only one pair of socks?
Chlorine Bleach Alternatives
I have tried using hydrogen peroxide as a non-chlorine bleach. But my whites were not as white as I thought they would be. What else can I try?
Uses for One Shoe
I am looking for uses for one shoe.
Cleaning Stained Bathroom Tile Grout
My entire shower is tiled. There is a residue that turns pinkish and responds to over the counter and homemade cleaners. However, the ceiling tile grout turns dark gray and nothing I've tried gets it clean. Aside from straight bleach, what else should I try?
Garage Sale Items for Gift Exchanges
I belong to clubs that have Christmas gift exchanges. This year I started buying gifts at yard sales etc. Better gifts than I could buy new for the cost limit. I bought some beautiful crystal in a name brand box, and box shows some age.
Embroidery Transfer Pattern Books
Does anyone know of a source for buying the old transfer pattern books for embroidery? I have looked for simple pattern books but have been unable to find any. Thanks for any help.
Recipes Using Canned Chicken
I have several cans of cooked chicken. What can I do with already cooked chicken other than salad? I want something hot for winter months. Thanks.
Fig and Olive Fragrance
I am looking for fig and olive fragrance.
Recycling Spray Deodorant Cans
Can spray deodorant cans be recycled? If so, how?
Reduced Cream Recipe
I am looking for a recipe for making reduced cream.
Making a Pirate Map
I want to make an authentic looking pirate map, all aged and yellowed, and with burnt edges. Does anyone know how to do this? I looked online and saw the tea/coffee staining method, but I thought there was a way to do it using vinegar.
Craft Ideas Using Specimen Cups
I've got a great question for you guys. About two weeks ago, a small clinic near my home had to close. I found out about it through one of the employees. At any rate, I do a lot of crafts and like to organize things. There was a half box of "specimen cups" with screw on lids.
Making a Baby Cradle from Towels
I am looking for instructions for making a baby cradle out of towels.
Rubbing Alcohol for Pet Odors on Carpet
Will rubbing alcohol get pet odors out of carpet?
Earlie (Bichon Frise)
Earlie is a six year old Bichon Frise who loves the Canadian winters. I got Earlie in October of 2003. Earlie is mostly spoiled, but for a small creature, she does honestly love to roll in the snow.
Barkley (Pointer, Lab) and Petey (Boxer Mix)
Barkley is 10 years old and a Pointer/Lab mix and Petey is 10 weeks old and a Boxer mix. Barkley was adopted from the San Diego County Animal Shelter. Petey was a gift from my best friend in PA.
Farmer Halloween Costume (Wheelchair)
A large painted cardboard box is all you need! My husband is paralyzed and said that he couldn't wear a Halloween costume. But, wheelchairs can make a great costume.
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