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April 14, 2010
Keeping a Mirror From Streaking
What can I use on a big mirror to keep it from streaking?
Making Sunflowers from Inexpensive or Recycled Household Items
Does anyone have ideas on making sunflowers from things found at a thrift shop or maybe things found laying around the house? I'd rather use inexpensive ways rather than expensive ones because I'm on a budget and can't afford to buy them new.
Getting Rid of Onion Grass Inexpensively
Any suggestions on getting rid of onion grass? I am on a limited income and maybe there are some home remedies that I could use. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Galloping Gourmet Oven Model 2000
Where can I buy a Galloping Gourmet oven model, C 2000? I am interested in the details of the buyer, email address, and the price.
Roasting a Chicken in a Slow Cooker
How do I roast a chicken in the slow cooker?
Cleaning a Painted Concrete Birdbath
I have a large 3-piece birdbath in the backyard. It has been there for several years and needs cleaning. It has mildew or mold all over it. It is made of cement and antiqued with a light grey color over the original white.
Dog Marking in the House When He Sees a Cat or Person Outside
Our 2yr. old Pug started marking in the house when he sees a cat or sometimes people passing our door. He is a very friendly dog with animals and people, but when he has a door between him and them he barks then marks. What do I do?
Butterfly Bush Not Leaving Out
My Butterfly Bush is not doing so well this spring. There are some green leaves starting to show at the ground level, but usually it is totally green by now and thriving.
What Breed is My Dog?
I was wondering if anyone could tell me from this picture what breed of dog this is? I know that the original owners said it was a mini Boxer and mini Terrier mix, but she seems a little too big for that.
Inexpensive Wedding Tips
I am 50 years old and getting married for 2nd time. We are on a budget. Any ideas on what I can wear? How can I cut costs? There are only about 20 people going and we have a budget of about 500 pounds.
Small Green Flying Bugs in Kitchen
There are small flies invading my mom's kitchen. They are a green/greyish color and they are not fruit flies. We kill them, then clean and disinfected the entire kitchen, but they still come back. We don't know where there coming from. Please help!
Products for Dry Hair
What is the best product to use for dry hair?
Kitchen Towel Topper Instructions
I am looking for instructions for kitchen towel toppers.
Grape Freezer Jam Recipe
I am looking for a freezer jam recipe using fresh grapes. The simpler and less work the better. I would like to use as much of the grape as possible, including the skins.
Tomato Mozzarella Salad
Layer tomatoes and cheese in shallow dish. In small jar, with tight-fitting lid, place oil, vinegar, parsley, onion, basil, salt and pepper. Cover and shake well.
In skillet, brown beef and cook onion in shortening until tender; stir to separate meat. Pour off fat. Add soup and seasonings. Cook 5 minutes; stir now and then. Serve on buns.
Lemon Garlic Chicken
Combine first 6 ingredients for marinade. Marinate chicken overnight (or all day). Cook chicken on grill, basting with marinade. Or may broil or bake in oven, as you would normally do chicken.
The kids will soon be out of school and what kid doesn't like pizza. Dissolve yeast in the water. Then add all ingredients, knead just to finish mixing well. Press into pan and top with favorite toppings.
Cold Fruit Soup
Place the fruit juice, water, pineapple juice, cinnamon, star anise or cloves, lemon zest, orange zest, and sugar in a pot and bring to a boil. until reduced by one-half. Strain the stock.
Chocolate, peanut butter and salty Fritos, what's not to like. Pour the chips into a greased 10x15 inch cookie sheet. Combine sugar, cane syrup in a pan, bring to a boil and add peanut butter. Stir until smooth.
Grandma's Special Sauerkraut
It is milder and goes with so many other dishes. Great granddaughter (age 6) always wants "The Special Sauerkraut" and has been known to eat almost the whole can by herself. This is good on top of hot dogs, too.
Sesame Salad Dressing
Mix all the ingredients other than oil in a bowl. Add oil gradually into a bowl and mix well.
First Communion Party Favor Ideas
I am looking for homemade favor ideas for a 9 year old girl's communion party. Any suggestions?
Store A Collapsible Cooler In Your Car
I keep a collapsible cooler under the seat during the warm season. When I remember, I stick a regular insulated cooler in but if I don't remember, I always have my collapsible one to fall back on. Living 60 miles from town, it is a must
Tracking Credit Card Rewards
Make sure to check your monthly statements to see if you can redeem any of your reward points. Many credit cards accumulate reward points based on the amount you spend.
Install Solar Power Now
This is a great time to consider implementing alternative energy such as solar power. Many states, including Massachusetts, have allocated monies to promote conservation and help states reduce their carbon output.
Have a "Kid" Party for Any Age
Great for goofy-fun loving high school or college kids, or people turning "age milestones" like 30, 40, or 50. Fairly inexpensive and fun. It's a costume part of sorts. People have to come dressed as little kids.
Grocery Shopping At Multiple Stores
I usually grocery shop at three different stores in one day. My grocery lists were getting confusing. I had a hard time trying to keep track of what to buy at what store.
Product Review: Kaboom Bathroom Cleaner
Kaboom Bathroom is wonderful for the bathroom. It takes off the grime and dirt without hurting the finish of the basin, tub or tiles. Just spray and allow to sit for 5 minutes and spray your tub and tile and, voila! it is clean as a whistle.
Rice Making Tips
If you over-cook rice, just take the top off of the pot and continue cooking it on low. The extra water will evaporate and the rice will become drier.
Onion for Bee Stings
For bee stings, my husband's grandmother used to always apply the cut side of an onion she had sliced in half to the bee sting for several minutes. Any pain or swelling, etc., will completely disappear. We have used this with our daughter, and now with our grandchildren with great success.
Picking Up Pins and Needles
Since there has been a lot of talk about pins and how dangerous they can be to a child or a pet, I thought I could share this tip. If you drop a pin and can't locate it, try taking a magnet and skim over the area you think you have dropped it.
Saving Money in the Kitchen
I have gone to the library used book sales and have purchased some Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks. They are older ones, but have good recipes for great meals, desserts and ways to stretch a budget.
Make A Quilt From Secondhand Fabrics
Make a quilt easily and cheaply. Use a flashy fabric for the top made from cheap clothing from the second hand shop. Use a mattress pad for the batting, and a nice fleecy or soft bedspread for the backing. Sew together and put a few ties into the center for stability.
Spending More Wisely
This year our library fundraiser earned less money than in previous years. The chair of the event mentioned that in comparison to other local events, we still did quite well. Her comment was, "People are just being more careful with how they spend their money."
Paper Towel and Wax on Carpet
I used paper towels to clean the dried wax up from the rug but the paper towel stuck to the rug. Please help!
What is This Plant?
What is this plant? They are bulb like things that grow in bunches like grapes, on potato plant branches.
Planting Bell Peppers and Tomatoes Together
Can I plant a bell pepper and cherry tomato plant together in the same container? It is a very large container that holds about 2 cu ft of soil. Thank you.
Button and Fabric Wall Hanging
With some round disks, buttons, a drill, and a wooden placard, you can make this wonderful wall hanging for a gift or to keep.
Christmas Oven Mitts and Hot Pads
I made this for Christmas gifts for all my family and friends last year and they loved them. If you start now and work on it in your spare time, you can be done with it way before Christmas.
Oven Steak Fries Recipe
I recently saw a recipe online for oven fried steak fries. First you coat them in flour, spices and some oil and then bake them in oven. Does anyone have it?
Add Lights To Leash For Nighttime Walks
DH came up with a walking leash for night time. And he did so because people are not as careful driving at night through our neighborhood as they used to be.
Homemade Chalk Recipe
How do you make chalk?
Tea Towel Apron and Hot Mitt Set
I purchased two packages of tea towels from Overstock.com when they had advertised $1.00 shipping. The apron wasn't that difficult to sew. I had enough fabric left over to sew a pair of hot mitts.
Craft: Kids Clubhouse
Every kid needs a playhouse or club house, so I set out to build our youngest grand child a club house. My idea came from a playhouse that we spotted in town one day.
Thunder (Olde English Pocket Beagle)
Thunder is a 3 month old Old English Pocket Beagle. I got him 4 weeks ago from a Breeder in Weiser, ID at Catch A Dream Kennels. He likes to chase our cats. If you Want to know more about Pocket Beagles see:
Junie (Shih Tzh - Maltese)
Junie Moon is a 15 month old Shiatzu, Maltese rescue puppy. I got her on March 13 2009. She likes to wrestle with her "cousin" Chloe, a Bijon and bully her big "brother" Cochise, a Collie.
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