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November 16, 2009
Looking for Ground Beef Recipes
I am looking for easy meals made with hamburger.
Growing Bamboo Plants - Twisting Water Plant
I have a small twisted bamboo that grows on stones in water. My question is can I trim the roots to promote growth or should I just leave them alone? I have had it for almost 2 years and change the water occasionally; it grows beautifully.
Long Term Food Storage
Regarding the removal of all oxygen from foodstuffs, would that not leave the dead bugs and their waste matters still in the food?
Determining Fee for Making Couch Cushion Covers
I am sewing new cushion covers for a rather large couch. There are 16 cushions. This question is for any professional sewers out there. How much should I charge per cushion? A few are rather large. I am making all the piping and replacing all the zippers as well.
Money Origami Instructions
Does anyone have instructions for money folding crafts?
Repairing a Touch Lamp
I have a touch lamp that no longer responds to touch. It stays on all the time. Would it be OK to change the socket to a regular on/off socket? Or is there more to a touch lamp than just the sockets? I appreciate the advice.
Italian Olive Oil House Dressing
There are many good quality Italian restaurants in Detroit that all make a great Olive oil based garlicky, but not sweet tasting house salad dressing.Does anyone have a recipe?
Combine first 6 ingredients in bowl, mixing to blend. Fold in blueberries. Spoon into greased and floured muffin cups.
In a large skillet, brown the hamburger and onion together. Stir in the tomato sauce, kidney beans, chili powder and salt and pepper. Break each taco shell in half at the fold.
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
In large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, and poppy seed. Add orange juice, applesauce, and eggs. Blend on low speed to moisten; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until well mixed.
Easy and Quick Minestrone Soup
A quick and easy recipe for a tasty minestrone. Cook garlic in oil in large saucepan over medium heat for about 30 seconds.
Meatloaf (GT XPress 101)
Individual meatloaves can each be made a little differently. Quick and easy to make for one or tow at dinner time. For this recipe you need the GT XPress 101 machine. If not available, you could use a muffin tin but only fill each cup about 2/3 full.
This is a lovely pastry that just melts in the mouth. Sift together the flour icing sugar and corn flour. Rub in the butter. Add eggs if the mix is dry. Bind together then rest in fridge.
Making Caramel Apples
I am going to make caramel apples for the first time so I would like some tips on what to do. Any shortcuts that you learned from making the apples or tips for cleaning up?
Dog is Tearing Up the Carpet
Every time we leave the house the dog is scratching so much at the carpet at the front door he is pulling it back and tearing it. He is not just scratching at the front door. Any help on how I can prevent this would be greatly appreciated.
Reviews of Bounce Dryer Bar
I am wondering if anyone has used the new Bounce Dryer Bar? This is the new Bounce product that you attach to the inside of the drum in the dryer and it's supposed to be good for three months.
Replacing Liner on a Fur Coat
Does anyone have ideas or suggestions on how to repair or replace the inside lining of a fur coat? I'm not sure if it's possible and am checking all outlets because the nearest furrier is about an hour from where I live. Thanks in advance!
Removing Odor from Leather Purse
I have a leather purse that has a horrible odor on the outside. Does anyone know how to get the odor out?
Hosting a Candy Exchange Party
I would like tips and info on hosting a candy exchange party
Pruning a Schefflera Plant
I have a large schefflera plant that needs to be cut back before I bring it back into the house. Does anyone know how do this?
Homemade Windex Window Cleaning Sheets
I have used Windex's window cleaning sheets. They work great but are kind of expensive. Does anyone know how to make homemade cleaning sheets?
A tasty holiday treat whether served hot or chilled. You can keep warm in your crock pot and it also refrigerates well.
Low Fat Creamy Dip
For a pretty, fat-free dip and one that has always blended nicely with everything I've tried it with, like fish, chicken, baby carrots and even chips. I don't think you can go wrong with this.
Removing Thorns from Pinecones
Is there an easy way to remove the thorns from pine cones so children will not hurt themselves while making crafts?
Pattern for Knitted Christmas Stocking Ornaments
I am looking for an easy pattern for knitted Christmas stocking ornaments.
Getting Information About an Old Wine
I need information on an 80-85 year old wine bottle DRL Solaro (Italy) 20.35, Distillerie Riunite Di Liquor p.A.-Solaro
Hair Color for Sensitive Skin
I am a 69 year old woman with salt and pepper hair (leaning more to the pepper). I would like to color my hair but the last two times I have done so I had an allergic reaction to it. My scalp itched and one time it flaked after using.
Ready Made Salads In Ziploc Bowls
Like many couples with no kids in the house, we don't eat as we should. Here's a way to get a few more veggies in. Take one bag of salad lettuce and divide it into 6 bowls with lids.
Get More Juice From Lemons (And Other Citrus Fruit)
Double the juice from your citrus. Either let them float in hot water or place in microwave for about 15-20 seconds. Remove and let cool to a temperature that doesn't burn the fingers.
Wild Blue Internet Service Reviews
Do not use WildBlue for an internet provider, the service is horrible, starting with the installation process. The installers were smoking on my roof, of all all places and did not ground the wires.
Saving Money on Buying a Turkey
It's turkey season. Here are tips for saving money on buying a turkey as suggested by the ThriftyFun community Feel free to post your own ideas here.
Metal Trash Can for Perishables
Invest in a metal trash can to store your perishables in. A 30 gallon size is right for my back porch. Hopefully it will slow down the eating habits of the uninvited creatures!
Dry Disposable Razors After Each Use
Did you know that razors don't wear down due to shaving. They wear down because of getting wet. If you dry your disposable razor after each use, you can keep it for 6 months!
Animal Grade Baking Soda for Cleaning
A better price for baking soda. If you use baking soda often for cleaning/washing, it is cheaper to buy it from a grain and feed store. They sell an animal grade.
Finding a Contractor
Does anyone know someone in Columbia, SC that does construction work and needs work but will not be a rip off? We have been in our house for 40 plus years and need a lot of work done.
Remedy For Burnt Soup?
I made a huge pot of vegetable soup and the bottom scorched. I removed the soup, cleaned the pot and put the soup back in, but it tastes like burnt soup. How do I get rid of that taste?
Use Plastic Hooks for Grocery Bags
I like to recycle plastic grocery bags in my kitchen garbage container. I bought a package of self-adhesive plastic cup hooks at the dollar store and put two on the inside of the trash can on the right and two more on the left.
Link: Free Seeds At Wintersown.org
Go to www.wintersown.org and get free seeds and learn how to sow seeds in the winter!
Graduate Keepsake Pillow
For special occasions I always try to give something that will be kind of a keepsake. Several years ago when my nephew was graduating from high school, I went to a place that puts anything you want on t-shirts.
Birthday Goodie Bags
This is a photo of a goodie bag I created for my son's Chuck E. Cheese birthday party in May. I was going to go the normal route and buy those cheesy little plastic goodie bags but with all the items I wanted to give the kids, I thought they were too small and easily punctured.
Wallpaper Flower Decor
Deco hole punches are especially nice to have a whole set of in varying sizes. Here, I punched out flowers from both scrap wallpaper and from another roll I picked up at either a thrift shop or rummage sale for $1 each.
Kechi is seven year old Wire Haired Terrier mixed with Poodle, the breeder called him a TerriPoo, but the city called him a Border Terrier on the licensing paperwork. I got this guy from a lady that lives in El Paso. I guess she has a couple of TerriPoos and breeds them.
Ranger (Min Pin)
Ranger is a 10 year old Miniature Doberman Pincher (Min Pin). He got us about 3 months ago. He belonged to a friend of ours who didn't take proper care of him. I guess Ranger decided he wanted structure in his life, so he jumped into the car and refused to get out.
I am thrilled to send these photos that my sister sent to me recently. These foxes were not rabid, but were not tame either. They seemed to be used to humans being close, and she was able to take three or four pictures of them.
Ink Remover Pan Nip
What material is ink remover pan nip made of?
Eight Ways To Have A Greener Christmas
Here are some great tips on having a planet friendly Christmas. You can reduce your carbon footprint a lot by using just one of these ideas. We also need to think about changing our habits. Going green can save you a lot of money.
Craft Project: Tiny Bell Decoration
Bells made from coffee creamers. Spray paint creamers inside and out with gold, silver or bronze paint. Let dry.
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