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November 23, 2009
Kitten Sucking on Everything
Does anyone know how I can stop my 11 week old kitten from sucking on everything she can get in her mouth? I realize she may have been taken from her mother too soon, but it is a very annoying habit.
Can I Use Acrylic Yarn to Make Potholders?
Can acrylic yarn be used when crocheting hot pads and potholders or does cotton yarn have to be used? Will acrylic melt when a hot pan is on it? Thanks ahead of time.
Recipes Using Canned Cranberry Sauce
Last year Woman's Day magazine printed a fantastic holiday recipe made with jello, cranberry sauce, pineapple, etc. All ingredients were poured into paper muffin cups.
Make Mashed Potatoes Ahead
Is there a way I can prepare mashed potatoes the day before Thanksgiving?
Inexpensive Wedding and Reception Locations in Ellis County, TX
I am needing a place to get married and have the reception that's a reasonable price, somewhere in or around Ellis County. Does anyone know of any places? Thanks.
Whirlpool Senseon Dryer Drum Not Turning
I have a Whirlpool gold Senseon drying system and it turns on, but doesn't spin. I tried closing the door again, selecting a different load size, and cleaning the lint trap. Any ideas?
Stringy Cheese Soup
Heat the oil and butter in a 5 qt. pot. Add the onion and garlic; saute until the onion is transparent. Add the chilies, tomato, beef stock and base, and water.
Chicken Corn Chowder
In a saucepan, cook celery and onion in butter until tender. Add remaining ingredients, except parsley.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Stir well, spoon into buttered 9x5 inch loaf pan. Bake 1 hour.
Christmas Gift for Farmer Boyfriend
What should I get my boyfriend for Christmas? He's 17 and we've been going out for a month. He's a farmer and a country guy.
Home Made Pliable Hair Styling Paste
I am looking for a recipe for homemade pliable hair styling paste? (Something like Redken Rewind?)
Night Before Scrambled Egg Casserole
Saute' ham and green onions in margarine. Add beaten eggs and cook until soft curds form. Stir in mushrooms and cheese sauce (which has been prepared as any basic white sauce).
Italian Spinach and Noodle Casserole
Prepare noodles according to package directions; drain. Mix together cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, eggs, spinach, parsley, garlic salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Mix together all ingredients and pour the Italian dressing over them. Marinate 24 hours.
Creamy Mushroomed Pork Chops
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Dust chops and brown. Slice mushrooms and saute' them quickly in butter with the onions.
Roasting A Turkey
This is my mom's recipe from when I was a kid. Best turkey I have ever eaten!This is my mom's recipe from when I was a kid. Best turkey I have ever eaten! Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Rinse bird in cold water.
Bubba's Sloppy Joe Casserole
Quick, easy and keeps well. Pour oil in to skillet. Brown meat in oil. Add Sloppy Joe seasoning. Follow directions on package.
Apple Pound Cake
This cake is delicious and so hearty you could have a slice for breakfast with a glass of milk! My family loves it!
Trouble Printing On-line Coupons
When I try to print on line coupons, I get a message telling me my printer does not support their website. What's up with that?
Exterior Paint Color to Coordinate with Maroon Iron Roof
I have a house roofed with maroon iron sheets. Which wall color will match with the roof? If possible send me photos with this type of roofing and walls painted in suggested colors.
Basic Baked Moist Stuffing
Perfect if you're not roasting an entire stuffed turkey. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Saute the onion and celery in a skillet until just barely tender, meanwhile, heat the broth and pepper in a large pan.
Cinnamon Pork Tenderloin
In a large resealable bag, combine the first 6 ingredients. Add pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 4 - 6 hours
Repairing a Rusty Dishwasher Rack
I have this rusty stainless steel dish washer rack. I have been trying all sorts of things to remove the rust, but it doesn't go away, any ideas?
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
This is about as easy as it gets and only takes ten minutes.
Cooking Ahead for Holiday Meals
How much in advance can I make pumpkin pies and green bean casserole and still have them taste good? And does anyone add soy sauce to green bean casserole?
Secret Pal Gifts for Seventh Grade Girl
I am participating in a Secret Pal program with our church's junior youth. I have a 7th grade girl for whom I need to find cool, thrifty gifts, and ideas. We are asked to give them a gift at least once a month. Any and all ideas would be appreciated.
Nicotine Stains on Lamp Shades
How do you get nicotine out of white fur lamp shades?
What Chemicals Are in Unsalted Butter?
What chemical elements are present in unsalted butter?
Where can I find a list of all the yellow foods?
Save Bread Scraps for Holiday Dressing
If you make dressing for Thanksgiving, now is the time to start saving your good bread. Any pieces of leftover french bread, biscuit or cornbread, rolls, no matter how small, just put in a big zip lock bag.
Thanksgiving Family Potluck
My husband and I now live in a apartment. Our children are all grown. We knew this year in order to see our kids, I had to organize a gathering. I decided it was time the children shared in the work.
Paint Butcher Paper for Walls
If you cannot paint your walls (renting, etc.), and are tired of that same, dreary color, use butcher paper to add some color to your home. The butcher paper I mean is the kind on a roll.
Renting Out a Vintage Pinball Machine
I have a 1988 pinball machine called the Black Knight. It is not digital. It is pristine and in excellent condition. Someone suggested I try to rent it to bars/restaurants. Any idea who I could contact about something like this?
Have Butcher Saw Turkey in Half for Easier Freezer Storage
Turkeys are always cheapest at this time of year, so if possible, buy an extra for a few months from now. You can ask the butcher to saw it in half and store the halves in your freezer, or give one to a friend. The halves are easier to store in freezer than a whole bird.
Lip Balm Stains on Microfiber Sofa
Can anyone tell me how to get Carmex (lip balm) out of dark green micro fiber sofa. She tried a shampooer and it only made it worse. It is a large area as my niece's daughter smeared it all over herself and then rolled on the couch. Thanks.
Mark Shampoo to Avoid Mistakes
If you're like me, and need reading glasses, you may not be able to distinguish the shampoo and cream rinse in the shower due to their similar appearance.
Empty Shoe Box for Stocking Stuffers
I keep an empty shoe box in the top of my closet. When I buy stocking stuffers for my daughter, all year long, I just put it in the shoe box. When Christmastime rolls around, I have all the stocking stuffers in one place and don't have to search the house for bags of stuff.
Glass Block Lights
I would like to find directions for making lighted glass block decorations.
Product Review: Oxo Corn Stripper
I've been looking for a gadget that would get corn off the cob without splattering it all over the counter top. I bought it at Bed Bath and Beyond and love it! Remember to use one of their coupons if you go to the store.
Use Lonely Socks to Keep Gas Off Hands
When filling the gas tank on my vehicle I seem to always get the smell of gas on my hands. For years I carried a pair of gloves to wear just for this and slipped them in a plastic bag in between fill ups, now and then I would take them in and wash them.
Link: Check Epinions Before Shopping
Before you spend any money buying things this holiday season, you might find reviews at this website helpful. It also might help others if you also sign up and give your review of a product you own.
Permanent Marker on Flat Based Paint
I need to know how to remove markers off flat painted walls.
Paper Crafter's Joke
Paper crafters never die, they just become unglued.
Avoid Shopping Black Friday
Black Friday many people have the day after thanksgiving off. What to do? Free newspapers full of glossy pamphlets and coupons. Throw the entire newspaper away (recycle). Do you really want to save $2 on an item which ends up being no benefit at all.
Prepare Food in Advance for Holiday Meals
I always prepare holiday desserts a day or two ahead of time. I peel and cut my potatoes the night before the big day and then place them in a pot of water and store it overnight in the fridge.
T-Shirt to Storage Bag
Back in the 60's, I saved all my pantyhose for crafts or wearing with pants. I decided I needed some way to keep them and ended up making an old shirt into a storage bag.
Spiderman Themed Birthday Party (3 year old)
Does anybody have any ideas for games and things for an indoor Spiderman birthday party for a 3 year old?
I do crochet for various local charities in my area. I'm supported by the ladies of my church who help by supplying the yarn needed to make these items.
Red Hat Angel Christmas Decoration
I always try to add some humor to my home. For the holidays, this is my red hat angel.
Vinegar for Flaky Pie Crusts
I want to make my pie crust with vinegar. Does anyone have this recipe?
Saving Money on Video Games
Video game systems are expensive, but adding games to play with the system really breaks the budget. There really isn't a way to avoid the cost without avoiding video games completely, but there are ways to lighten the burden.
A turkey that lights up for great conversations and giggles. Prop the pumpkin on an angle on the platter so the top points up at a 45-degree slant if it doesn't balance easily.
Removing a Splinter
Tips for removing splinters.
Curling Lucky Bamboo Plant
How and where do you wind the copper wire on an indoor bamboo plant?
Lady Lacy Lovebug (Yorkie)
Lady Lacy Lovebug is a 5 year old Yorkie. I got her one year ago, rescued from a puppy mill. She likes to have her tummy rubbed. When we first got her, Lacy was very shy. It took a long time to get her to come out from under the furniture.
In Memory of Fancy (Himalayan)
Fancy was a five year old Himalayan. Fancy was given to me five years ago. She was given away because the owner didn't want her any more. Fancy was the perfect pet.
Snowman Candy Jar
Decorate baby food jar as snowman to hold candy. Remove lid from jar and use as a guide to cut a circle of red or green felt.
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