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December 30, 2009
Substitute for Dryel Spray Starch Alternative
I've noticed that all my local stores have stopped selling Dryel Spray Starch Alternative. I tried to find it on their website and it's not even listed for purchase.
Can anyone tell me an alternative to use, to iron my work clothing with?
Programming a Sask-tel Atlas 5 Universal Remote
Does anyone have a code from a Curtis LCD 1924 TV that will work with a Sask-tel Atlas 5 universal remote?
Child's Crochet Hat Pattern
Does anyone know where I can get a pattern for a child"s crocheted hat?
Brining Pork Chops in Soda Pop
Can I brine pork chops in soda pop? And if so for how long?
Alternative to Print Shop Software
I am at wits end with my "last" Broderbund Print Shop Publishing software. I have kept with PS for the past 10 years, but always have it "poop" out on me after about 3-4 years. It just goes haywire and I have to upgrade.
Removing Paint from Hands
How do you remove paint from your hands?
Replacement Control for Biddeford Electric Blanket
I have a Biddeford electric, queen size blanket. I need a control for it.
Name Ideas for an Online Clothing Store
I just opened an online retail store for men's clothing. I am looking for some ideas for my business name. Thank you.
Costume Jewelry Christmas Tree
I am looking for instructions for a Christmas tree made out of old jewelry.
Solutions for Over Processed Hair
I just received a Wave Nuevo and I had one previously with no problems, but I changed beauticians and my hair has been falling out every day. I don't know what she did to my hair and I don't know how long this is going to go on.
Making Sure Pet's Shots are Up to Date
We inherited a 10 year old Lhasa Apso and we don't have any health records on her. She was transported by air between states 3 years ago, so we know her health records were up to date at that point. What do we need to do to have her legal in Florida now?
Refreshing Unpopped Popcorn
How do I refresh older popcorn, before popping?
Recycled Vintage Pillow
A wonderful way to use scraps of beautiful linens, handed down or found while treasure hunting!
Looking for Cheap, Used T-shirts
I've been crafting and creating with old t-shirts. I've been getting lots from my friends and families but resources are running thin. I've also bought some from my local thrift shops.
Musty Smell on Dry Clean Only Clothes
How do you remove a musty smell from dry clean only clothes?
Homemade Charging Station
Has anyone made their own electronics charging station?
Reviews of the Windshield Cleaner Wand
I'm thinking about purchasing the Windshield Cleaner Wand that has been advertised on TV. The inside of the windshield is very difficult to clean, at least for me.
Making Crystallized Ginger
Does anyone know how to make crystallized ginger? It's very difficult to find at the grocery stores in my area. I've checked the Asian food aisles as well as the produce aisles with no luck.
Pack Up Christmas For New Years
New Year's Christmas decorations usually make me a little sad. So this year I have decided to make a new tradition. Throughout the week between Christmas and New Year's, we are taking down some of the decorations we have throughout our home.
Using Juice from Dill Pickles
Does anyone know of uses for dill pickle juice after the pickles are gone? I eat a lot of dill pickles and always hate to throw the juice away.
Wooden Clothespins for Crafts
Where can I find 1 inch wide, wooden clothespins to paint and use for crafts?
Chicken Crunch Casserole
In 9x13 inch pan, layer frozen broccoli and cooked chicken. Combine soup, milk, cheese and chips. Spoon sauce over broccoli and chicken.
Fresh Vegetable Salad
Cut up cauliflower and broccoli and sliced carrots in bowl. Pour dressing over vegetables and serve.
Combine all ingredients. Store in covered container. Use 3-4 heaping teaspoons per cup. Add hot water and stir.
Bleeding Sores from Incontinence
My mom has Alzheimer's and is incontinent. She gets bleeding sores on her cheek area. She wears a Depend pull up and a Poise pad.
Washer Fast Spin Cycle Not Working
My washing machine no longer has "fast spin" in final cycle. What would cause this and is it repairable?
Mix together ground turkey, bread crumbs, carrots, onion, eggs and butter. Add milk, salt and pepper. Mix lightly but well. Put some of meat mixture in bottom of baking dish.
Banana Kebabs in Chutney
Yummy curry to eat with rice or roti. Boil, peel and grate the bananas. Chop all the greens fine. Add all the greens to the grated bananas and mix well.
Mexi Corn Salad
Not the usual corn salad, but one with a Mexican flavor, can be made into a dip also. In a bowl mix the corn, mayo, onion and cheese. Just before serving, top with slightly crushed chili corn chips (Fritos)
Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
Grease and flour a 9x13 inch cake pan. Evenly layer 5 cups diced rhubarb in pan. Sprinkle 2 cups sugar over rhubarb. Sprinkle dry gelatin over the sugar and rhubarb layers.
Freeze Your Ham Bone for Soup
When cooking a ham for the holidays and you've eaten all the meat, save the ham bone to freeze. Later you can pull it out of your freezer, throw in some beans with your frozen bone, and make a nice soup.
Store Necklaces Inside a Straw
When going on a trip, this is a good way to keep your necklaces from getting all tangled and knotted. Put the chains down a straw. In the top of the straw, make a small slit to hook the top of necklace to keep it in place.
Making Fleece Throws
I used to be 5 foot 6 inches, but now I am possibly 5 foot 4 inches since I got old and started shrinking. I have always had trouble with the fleece throws you buy at the store. Most are not long enough for me, let alone my tall son or my daughter-in-law.
Eggs in Potato Pockets
Prepare potatoes as directed on package. Mix in onion, pimiento and pepper. Spread in greased shallow 2 1/2 qt baking dish. Break eggs into 1/2 inch depressions in potatoes.
Label Clothes Size on Children's Hangers
Because my kids grow so fast, we always end up with several sizes of clothes in circulation at any one time. So in my children's closets I added labels on the hangers of all their clothes with the size printed on it.
Orange Slices Dusted With Cinnamon
My Spanish sister-in-law served orange slices dusted with cinnamon at a holiday breakfast. It' s good and so easy. She says her mother used to do it back in Spain.
Versatile Vegetable Beef Soup (Freezer Meal)
Another soup that can be mixed and matched with different additions. Cut the stew beef into bite size pieces. Brown the meat thoroughly, crumbling the hamburger into bite size or smaller pieces.
Getting Organized for the New Year
Here are some tips for getting organized for the New Year:
Coconut Macadamia Drops
Quick and oh, so easy and definitely good. This is a last minute recipe cause only takes about fifteen minutes.
Removing Grease from Painted Surfaces
If you are trying to clean cooking grease from a painted wall or stained or painted cabinet, here's my experience.
"Whipped Cream" Substitute Topping
Someone requested what to use as a heavy cream substitute so thought maybe I should share the tip with everyone.
These DREAM alphas were made from an old shirt I liked the print too well to toss it into the "rag bag".
Scenery: Leaf Imprint in Ice
Leaf imprint left after the heat from the sun on the leaf melted the ice below.
Fancee (Pekingese Mix)
Fancee is about 5 years old. She is a mix - possibly pek and border collie she weighs about 12 lbs short and stocky like a pek, but looks exactly like a border collie, only short! I got her on a online pet rescue.
Sheba is 3 years old. She is a full Pitbull. We got her when she was 6 months old. She likes to run, run, run and to play in water. We love her very much, she's a friendly dog.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
When stress, work, and worry build up, don't rely on expensive spa treatments for relief. There are many inexpensive, even free, ways to relieve daily tensions and add an extra bounce to your step.
Cream margarine until soft; blend in sugar and then add eggs one at a time, beating well. Add vanilla. Add flour and beat well. Spread 3/4 of this batter onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
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