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March 4, 2010
Making Curtains Longer
I have a sliding glass door in my bedroom apartment that goes from ceiling to floor. It is approximately 94 inches in height and is 144 inches across.
Brown hamburger and add taco seasoning. Spread refried beans on top or large plate or platter. Place the seasoned hamburger on top of beans. Mix cream cheese and sour cream together, and spread on top of hamburger.
Generic Versus Name Brand Bleach
Which one works better, generic versus store brand bleach?
Cast Iron Mini Skillet Candle Molds
I have a question, and I hope I have found the right category for this. Does anyone know where I can find those mini cast iron skillets? I am referring to the tiny ones that you can pour a candle into.
Finishing the Edge of a Cultured Marble Vanity
How can I put a smooth finished edge on the rough unfinished edge of a cultured marble vanity top?
Instructions for Ward's Convection/Microwave Oven
I was given an older Montgomery Ward Convection/Microwave oven and it has no instruction book. I think it's an early 1980s model. It has these words at the top of the display window on the right: "Convection/Comb. I/Comb.II".
Using Rid-X for Pet Odors
I have a rather odd question and I'm hoping someone out there can tell me yes or no, and if no, then why not. They say that using enzymes is the best way to get pet odors out of carpets. But the enzyme containing stuff they sell at the store is awfully expensive.
Chili's Southwest Eggrolls Recipe
Anyone have a copycat recipe for Chili's restaurant "Southwestern Eggrolls"?
Recycling a Toaster Oven
I have a toaster oven which is broken. I do not want to throw it in with our trash. I'm looking for a recycling center or some other avenue to send the oven to.
Sausage and Cabbage Stir-Fry
Cook noodles, drain and set aside. Cook sausage until brown. Remove from skillet. Add to the skillet the cabbage, onion, apple, caraway seed cooking until the cabbage is tender, about 7-10 minutes.
Cherry Cheese Crunch
This is a delicious dessert recipe that everyone loves and also my husband's latest favorite. Very easy!
Blender Bavarian Cream
I love chocolate anything, and in my town one of our local supermarkets frequently has whipping cream reduced to half price and I never can find a way to use it up before it spoils.
In Memory of Frightful (Siamese Mix)
Frightful is 12 years old. We have had him since the day he was born. He is a big, big baby. His mother is a jet black Oriental Siamese, and we are guessing his father was a Tabby, an American Short Hair by the looks of him.
Cut Your Alfredo Sauce With Broth
Here's a tip that can help you reduce your sugar and fat intake and save you a little money. If you buy a jar of Alfredo sauce, try cutting it with an equal amount of chicken broth.
Microwave Says "Child" On Display
A couple nights ago, I innocently pushed the 'Start' button as usual, when the screen suddenly said "Child." After staring at it dumbfounded for about a minute, hubby was called in to see if I might be mis-reading it. Nope, still said "Child."
Bra Purse Instructions
After a bra purse is made, how does it close? Do you get the snap things like a coin purse closes, or do you sew a zipper onto it? Maybe leave it open?
Loosening a Tight Screw
How do I loosen a tight screw?
Patching a Lawn
As spring is approaching, I was just just wondering if anyone out there has any good home remedies for lawn patch? We have two dogs that aren't so nice to the lawn all winter long, and then takes forever to get it looking decent again. Thanks in advance to all that reply.
Add Drink Mix to Hot Tea
We drink a lot of hot tea during the winter. To kick it up a notch, add a couple spoonfuls of powered sweetened drink mix (we use the Aldi version of Kool-aid).
Finding a Stick Pin End Closure
I've lost the end closure on a stick pin. What can I use to replace it or where can I buy the stick closure?
Crafts Using Salt Dough
I need suggestions on what else to make out of "dough" my grandson and I used for Christmas decorations. And are there a variations of dough recipes? Thanks.
Storing Essential Oils
I have just started to use essential oils for my skincare and have read how to store them. What I would like to know would it be better to store the oils in my fridge to prolong the shelf life or just keep them in the dark bottles in a cupboard. Many thanks.
Quick, easy meal using leftovers. I just put it together last night from what I had in the refrigerator.
Lasagna Casserole for a Crowd
Brown meat, then add everything, except noodles and cheese. Cook noodles until done and drain. Use very large pan, 12x18 inches; put in layers; noodles, meat mixture and cheese. Repeat, ending with meat mixture.
Beaded Shamrock Bag
Specially for St. Patrick's Day, a beaded bag with shamrock drawstrings. Before beginning string 72 pony beads on yarn of your choice. I always string on a few extra, just in case I mess up on my stitch count and need another bead or two.
Feeding Plants with Vitamins
Instead of just pitching expired vitamins you can add them to compost or dissolve them in water and give it to your plants.
Kerosene Heater For Power Outages
We have been experiencing a lot of power loss lately. When this happens, I heat with a kerosene heater. Not only does it keep me warm, but it's my cooking source as well. You can't cook everything this way, but you can make do with many foods.
Freeze Grated Cheese
My granddaughter bought a big round of cheddar cheese. It was too much to use at once. so I grated it today to put in the freezer. I sprayed a small amount of cooking spray on the grater for easier clean up.
Keep Closets and Drawers Closed
To save on your heating and cooling costs, keep your closet doors closed (same for dresser drawers, cabinet doors and such). Why pay to heat spaces you are not living in?
Quick Clean a House
How to fake clean a house (or what to do when your house is a wreck and company is coming in 15 minutes). Family Room: Stack books and magazines in neat piles or place in a decorative basket.
Reuse Skinny Plastic Bags
Save long skinny plastic bags or tubes of plastic, because they have many uses. I just stapled the folded-over end of a sturdy plastic tube to make an extra eyeglass case and I have used the long skinny bags to hold my flutes/recorders!
Jada and Vito (Pitbulls)
Jada and Vito are 8 week old Pitbulls. I got them when they were 4 weeks old. I was a strong believer that all pitbulls were vicious dogs, but after getting my first pitbull, it was a immediate love I gained for this breed.
Carlos (Blue and Gold Macaw)
Carlos is a 21 year old Blue and Gold Macaw. My Daughters ex-boyfriend gave him to me. His Aunts friend did not want him anymore. He likes to talk, (has quite a vocabulary) but he especially likes to scare me. He says boo and I pretend he scares me and he laughs.
Burn Lemon or Orange Peel for Fragrance
If you have an open fire or a wood burning stove, throw orange and lemon peel in with the fuel and the room will be filled with a delicious smell.
Controlling Odors in a Linen Closet
My cedar closet had an off and on slightly humid smell, depending on the time of year. I filled the bottom 3 inches of a pantyhose leg with kitty litter, tied a knot, cut off the excess pantyhose material and hung it in my closet.
Catch Spills When Measuring
I have two suggestions that will speak to the klutz in all of us. When measuring rice to cook, I set my measuring cup in the saucepan I will be using. When I pour the rice in, I place one hand as a guard to keep the rice from spilling onto the counter.
Super Easy Corn Bread
Mix the first three ingredients with a fork, then stir in the cornmeal. Bake in a large cast iron skillet or a 9 inch square pan at 400 degrees F. for 20 minutes.
A List of Yard and Garden Hazards for Pets
Many are unaware that there are a number of things around the yard and garden that have the potential to be dangerous.
Measure Oil Before Honey
Whenever a recipe calls for honey, first measure out the oil for the recipe (or if it doesn't call for oil, just spread a little oil all over the measuring cup), then measure out the honey, and it should come out of the cup like a charm!
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