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April 27, 2010
How Do I Make a Plus Size Water Resistant Apron?
I'd like to make an apron that is both a plus size (as in size 26) and somewhat water resistant. When washing the dishes, water goes through a regular apron.
How Do I Remove Black Mold on the Ceiling?
How do I remove black mold off of a ceiling? What else do I need to do other than just wipe it?
How Do I Make Easy Spanish Rice?
I'm looking for an inexpensive version of Spanish rice. I don't have a box rice from the store, and I would like to make this to go with all my Mexican food meals. I don't want one with a lot of fancy ingredients either. Just something good, cheap, and easy.
Why Do My White Flowering Lilacs Smell Bad?
I'm having trouble with my lilac trees. I bought 2 purple lilac trees and when they flower now, the flower is white and smells awful. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong?
Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and molasses. Sift flour, add soda and spices and mix. Form in small balls and roll in sugar. Bake at 350 F. for 10-12 minutes.
Baked Bay Scallops
Mix together butter, bread crumbs, garlic, minced onion, parsley, water, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Form into roll and wrap in waxed paper. Chill garlic butter until firm, at least 1 hour.
Raw Apple Cake
Cream sugar and margarine. Add eggs. Add sifted dry ingredients. Add apple and nuts. Bake in greased pan at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes.
Rice A Roni Pork Chops
It is easy and cheap to prepare. Back in the 70's, my mother found the recipe on the box and it soon became a favorite of the family. Even today it is a favorite for my family and their families.
Coat rabbit with prepared fish batter. Fry until golden brown. Put into small roaster, or deep baking pan with tin foil as a lid. Mix two cans cream of mushroom soup with one can water; pour over rabbit to cover.
Split Pea Vegetable Soup
This is not just green split pea soup, but a combination of a few other vegetables as well which makes it even more delicious and nutritious.
I haven't tried it yet but I'll venture to bet these would be awesome tasting grilled too.
Use Backs Of School Notices As Scratch Paper
When the children bring notices home and I don't need them, I rip them in half and use them as scrap paper. I leave them near the phones. The ones I use are the ones that have empty back sides
Break Frozen Ground Beef In Sections
Fill a zippered plastic bag with raw meat, press flat and seal. Score the meat into equal sections by pressing a chopstick over the bag, tic-toe-style,then freeze the grid flat. The next time you need ground beef, simply break off enough for your recipe.
Social Security Benefits Binder
When I applied for Social Security benefits, I organized all my documents, correspondence and other pertinent information in a three-ring binder. Each piece of paperwork was placed in a plastic sheet protector.
Use Up Disney World Meal Plan
Just returned from a trip to Disney World with my family. We stayed on the property and were able to take advantage of the meal plan, which seems expensive at first but is a money saver.
Protecting a Humming Bird Feeder from Rain
I am sure that I am not the only one that feeds the hummingbirds, so you may have the same problem as me. None of the feeders are protected in the rain. I don't have a protected place to hang mine, and it hangs on a shepherd's hook outside my kitchen window.
Use Film Canisters For Storing Small Items
Use empty film canisters to store beads, jewelry findings, etc.. You can glue one of the content items on the lid of canister. Works great.
Salt Baking Pan to Prevent Food Sticking
If you sprinkle salt on your cookie sheet or baking pan, your potatoes or other savory foods won't stick. Use whatever salt product works best for your lifestyle: regular, kosher, or even Mrs Dash will work.
Scrub Feet with Body Scrub and Pumice Stone
Instead of spending additional money for a foot scrub, use your body scrub with your foot pumice stone or block. This way you get two for one and don't add additional clutter in the shower.
Sticky Cast Iron Pans
How do I clean the outside of a gummy iron skillet?
Vintage Themed Wedding Reception
I am planning a wedding and would like to have a vintage theme for the reception. We will be hosting and doing the reception ourselves, so any suggestions that are inexpensive, but delightful and impressive would be much appreciated.
Balloon Bouquet Barrette
Surprise the birthday girl of any age with this handmade hair accessory that really pops.
Garden: Cherokee Rose (Rosa Laevigata)
Just a couple of photos taken in my front yard. These are photos of my beautiful Cherokee Rose, Georgia's State flower. Wanted share with you how the rose bush was loaded with blossoms and also show a closeup of the actual rose itself.
Why Do My New Bathmats Have a Skunk Odor?
I bought new bath mats and they stink like skunk. I have washed them in the washer. After I use them, I hang them over the tub; however, they still stink like skunk. I hate to buy new ones. They are rubber and feel like grass on top. Help.
The sun-kissed azalea tree brings brilliance through the blossoms on the bush; it's reflection from the sun shows coloration of yellow hues that are lovely to see and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Wildlife: Mourning Dove
This beautiful Mourning Dove sat on the trellis preening for us as though he were alone in the world. He put on quite a show for over 15 minutes, carefully cleaning each feather, smoothing and arranging them just right. He looked so dapper when he was finally done.
Scenery: Reflections at Ft. Loudon Lake (Loudon, TN)
Reflections on the water picture was taken on Ft. Loudon Lake, in Loudon, TN. Our favorite fishing hole where we tend to catch upwards to 30 fish every time we fish there.
Drying Flowers in a Book
Lay the open side toward the spine of a book, slightly press open the larger ones to assure they will lay flat. Then slowly close the book, watching to make sure you don't bend a petal. This book is full of all sorts of leaves and blossoms.
Why Does the Pull Cord on My Gas Mower Slip?
I have a 22 inch Bolens pushmower I got at Lowe's last year. This year, the pull cord snapped and I had to replace it. While replacing the cord, I also took the blade off and sharpened it, and also changed the plug.
Milo (Shih Tzu - Maltese)
Milo is a four year old Shitzu/Malteese. We inherited our "grand dog" from our son and his fiancee a few months after we lost our precious Yorkie.
Dogs Wet Their Bed
I have a 2 yr old English Bulldog who has slept in a cage since we have had her from a puppy. She is house trained but has always wet her bed during the night. She likes sleeping in her cage as we have tried other options, but nothing seems to work. Can you help?
Wezzie The Cat
Wezzie is a 1 1/2 year old Mixed Breed. I rescued my pet from a box full of kittens that had been left at the local Walmart parking lot. He likes to fight and chase his litter mates, that happen to all be females.
How Can I Clean Mildew Off My Bike Trailer?
We packed away our Burley bike trailer in our boat over the winter. There was water left in the bottom of the boat before they put it in storage. The water sat there all winter with the Burley inside it under a cover.
EJ (Lhasa Apso)
EJ is a 4 year old Lhasa Apso. I got him when He was only 8 weeks old. He likes to Play ball and run around a lot. He's the friendliest and very loving dog I have ever seen .
Easiyo Yogurt Maker Tips
I made my first EasiYo yoghurt yesterday and it has not set yet. I read the instructions which only told me to wait 24 hours. I have waited 24 hours since I made it and it hasn't set still. What should I do?
Why Don't My Sweet Peas Bloom?
I planted sweet peas last year. They are growing great. I have had no flowers for 2 years. What am I doing wrong?
Homemade Columns for a Wedding Reception
Make your own columns for a wedding reception. We are using the cardboard tubes from our nearest carpet store, painting them white, and zip tying 3 of them together, then decorating with tulle and twinkle lights. The only cost is the tulle and lights!
Buying Banana Box Groceries Wholesale
Does anyone know where to purchase banana box wholesale food that is close to Memphis, TN?
Names for a Mother/Daughter Cleaning Business
I need a business name for a cleaning business for my daughters and myself.
Home Remedies for Gout
My husband has been having recurring attacks of gout in a big toe. Is this diet related? Any suggestions on suggestions for what to eat/not to eat?
Really Different 25th Birthday Party Ideas
My son is turning 25 and still a kid at heart. I need fun party ideas. The food isn't a problem, just fun ideas.
Jewelry Made Out of Game Pieces
I want to use Scrabble tiles or Dominoes and add my picture, etc. to it for a necklace. On the back you glue on a bail to hold your chain. I was wondering how I can make a bail for this type of jewelry.
Dog Urine Odors
How can I clean a room of urine scent to keep other animals from being attracted to the area? I have heard that ammonia will hide a scent so dogs cannot follow it, but does it work for other things?
Removing Fabric Paint on Clothing
I am painting a design on a white t-shirt using black fabric paint and silver sparkle paint. The black paint smeared a little on the bottom. Is there a remover that can be used to clean it up?
Rooting a Weeping Cherry Tree Cutting
I would like to root a 6 yr old weeping cherry tree and lilac cuttings. The cherry tree has a branch on one side of the tree. I would like to know if this branch can be rooted when cut. Also how do you root lilac bushes from branch trimmings?
Burn Mark on Table from a Candle
I went to sleep last night and left a candle burning on my brand new ivory dining room set. I have a table cloth over the table. The candle burned down to the wood and left a stain not only on the tablecloth which is replaceable but the table itself.
Decorating Fence Posts for a Wedding
I wanted to decorate our fence posts for my daughter's wedding with big bows. I have not been able to find the proper wired ribbon for the bows. Any other suggestions on how to decorate the fence posts?
Mud Stains on Clothing
How do you get clay mud out of white baseball pants? The care tag says "Do not use bleach".
How Do I Plant Bittersweet in the Spring?
I received my bittersweet plants in the mail and was wondering if I would use the fall planting instructions to plant them now in April?
Getting Rid of Moss and Algae on Concrete
How do you get algae off of concrete?
How Do I Treat a Nursing Dog Who Is Losing Hair?
I have a Shih Tzu who had 2 puppies 5 weeks ago. While she was pregnant she looked great. She weighed about 13 pounds at delivery time and her hair was full and thick.
How Can I Take to Treat Vertigo?
My wonderful mother (who turns 89 on July 1st) is having frequent problems with vertigo and headaches. She had a bad cold a few years ago, and the problems started then. She also lost most of her hearing in one ear.
Where Can I Shop Online Without a Credit Check?
I want to order clothes and household items online, but my credit rating is not good.
How Do I Supply Power to an Outdoor Spa and Waterfall?
I have a spa coming in and I'm building a waterfall both at the end of my yard, about 40 feet away from the house. How do I legally run power to them? The spa takes 220V.
What Are Some Simple Wine Cork Craft Projects?
I am interested in making wine cork crafts, either a wreath or trivet. I am looking for anything fairly simple and not too cutesy. Thanks.
Does a Scanned Negative Result in a Positive Image?
I keep seeing these gadgets that scan negatives. Can anyone tell me how they show on screen? When you have scanned them and burned them to CD do they show as negatives or photos? This may be a silly question, but I've always thought photography had a hint of magic in it.
How Do I Treat an Older Incontinent Dog?
What can I do with a 13 year old female dog who "dribbles" urine all the time? There are times when you cannot tell that she had a bath the day before. I am concerned about the urine burning her skin, as well as the smell.
Where Can I Donate Greeting Cards?
I have a large box of assorted greeting cards and would like to donate them. Could you give me an address to send them too?Thanks.Ginny
What Can I Use to Treat Itchy Skin Associated with Ringworm Infection?
To make a long story short, I got a ringworm while wrestling. I have had ringworms before and have gotten rid of them with pills and creams. And always my skin gets really irritated when I apply creams to it. I usually end up getting pills to get rid of them.
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