May 14, 2010

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Recipes

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Slow Cooker Chicken Chow MeinRemove fat from chicken. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil about 5 minutes, turning once, until brown.

 

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Man-Style Onion SoupSlice one or two white onions into rings and cook golden brown in 1/4 lb. margarine. Add 4 cups water and cook until onions are tender. Add 2 bouillon cubes and add noodles or macaroni and cook until tender.

 

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Chocolate Ice Cream ToppingThis is so simple and delicious!

 

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Lemon and Green Onion Basmati RiceAn easy perfect accompaniment for any type of white fish.

 

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Rhubarb Dream This is so easy and good that for years I keep going back to it, even though I have tried many rhubarb recipes over the years.

 

Articles

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How to Manage FleasI finally called the vet today to tell him how bad they are and we have killed some, but they still hatch out daily. Vet's advice: boric acid for inside, Adams Yard Spray to attach to garden hose to spray under our house, and Diatomite for a perimeter around house.

 

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Computer Keyboard Dust CoverThis time instead of throwing out the shower liner, I made a dust cover for my keyboard for when it's time to shut down the computer for the night. I measured the length and width of the keyboard and added 3 inches all the way around.

 

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Buy Books and Audiotapes At Yard SalesI read a lot and travel a lot. I find most of my reading material at junk sales for $.25 and $.50. That's a great deal when paper backs now run around $8.00. The biggest bargain I've found is on audio books for my long road trips.

 

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Scenery: Travelers Towers (Southfield, MI)I took this photo in the parking lot of Travelers Towers in Southfield, MI. It was a beautiful sunny Mother's Day about 4:00 in the afternoon. I thought that the twin towers would make a nice frame for the white fluffy clouds

 

stars in sky

Plan a Stargazer PartyThe theme here is space. I am going to just give you the basics and let you add your own spin. Through the article, I will give you suggestions on how you could add to these ideas and how to adapt the games and food.

 

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Store Necklaces and Bracelets on Wire HangersDo you have extra wire hangers lurking in your closet? Use them to store necklaces and bracelets! Just twist apart the top of the hanger by the hook and slip on some bracelets and necklaces. Twist the hanger closed again and hang it up in your closet.

 

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Using Storage Bags for FreezingBaggies are essential in your kitchen. When bringing home those large frozen meat "specials" divide them into meal portions as soon as you get home instead of putting the whole package of meat in the freezer.

 

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Use Tile to Make Ferret Cage Cleaning EasierI picked up a smooth tile to use as a dry erase board, then decided to use it instead for the ferret cage. Although I have a meatloaf pan in the cage for a litter box, I put the tile in the corner where the ferret sometimes goes, and it is so easy to clean up.

 

Tigger in reading glasses.

Tigger (Orange Tabby)Tigger is a 3 year old domestic short hair Tabby cat. We got him free from a farm 3 years ago. He likes to stalk me, and swat me and run. He also has toys throughout the house.

 

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Use Garlic For Stronger NailsMy fingernails are thin and always breaking off/spliting. I was watching Dr. Oz the other day and they had a young woman on talking about how to make your nails stronger. She said to take chopped garlic and put it in clear nail polish.

 

Product Review: Baldridge SeasoningWe have used this spice for 20 years and would be lost without it. It is the greatest on meats. Makes popcorn a real treat for a change of flavor.

 

Rosie (Shih Tzu) - Black and White Shih Tzu with a Texas Star ribbon.

Rosie (Shih Tzu)Rosie is a 5 year old Shih-tzu. I got her 5 years ago from Texas. She likes to walk and play with toys.

 

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Use Ketchup to Clean SinkFor quick cleaning of your stainless steel sink and drain squirt ketchup in the sink and wipe it around with a soft scrubber. The acid in the tomato will easily clean the scum in the drain and also the sink.

 

Painted garden mailbox.

Garden MailboxHand painted decorated mailbox for storing hand garden tools and garden gloves outside.

 

Irises and Azaleas

Garden: Irises and AzaleasThis is a shot of some of my irises and azaleas this spring of 2010. The irises bloomed first. When the Azaleas started blooming, Double Pink Ruffle It made a beautiful sight.

 

Reagan (Red Lab)Reagan is a 3 year old Red Lab. We got Reagan 3 years ago from a private breeder. He likes to play frisbee, retrieve, and go hunting He is a really sweet and loving boy!

 

Craft: Portable Yard SinkStainless steel sink built into a old gas grill stand.

 

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Permanent Marker On WallsI have a 4 year old who loves to draw. I read on here that hand sanitizer works to take permanent markers off walls. It sure did, along with a layer of paint, but it did the job. I also tried rubbing alcohol. It didn't do anything.

 

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Formula for Mechanic's Hand CleanerI'm posting a simple, economical, and very effective formula for mechanic's hand cleaner.

 

Goslings (Baby Geese)My children and I saw these goslings by the river yesterday afternoon. I couldn't get an exact count, but there were about 25-30 of them. You could tell they were used to people being around, because they didn't run away while we were there.

 

Questions

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Shopping for Ezekiel 4:21 Sprouted Green BreadWhere can I find Ezekiel 4:21 sprouted green bread, the original?

 

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Briggs and Stratton Engine Not SparkingI have a Briggs and Stratton T1600 Twin engine on a riding mower. The mower is going okay. I replaced a newish coil with an older spare to see if it was working. There was no spark.

 

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Older Software Will Not Run on Windows 7 PCI have bought a new PC with Windows 7. I love it. I do have software: Corel Print House, The Wizard of Oz and Magic. I know it so well. It is old. Windows 7 will not accept it. Can anyone help me to overcome this problem?Adele

 

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How Do You Get Rid of a Blocked Hair Follicle?I have a blocked hair follicle on one of my (light colored) legs. The doctor says it's harmless, but because my skin is so light, it looks sort of like acne. Any way to get rid of this? I suspect it's from shaving my legs. Thanks in advance.

 

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Making Candy Dishes from CDsHow do you make candy dishes from old CDs?

 

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Using Peat Moss in a Flower GardenWhy would I add peat to my flower garden?

 

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Getting Rid of Dandelions and Daisies Without HerbicidesI have an uproar of dandelions and daisies in my garden and I won't be able to get rid of them without harming the grass and leaving the lawn like a huge spotty mess. I'm dubious about using chemicals because I have two small children, any ideas?

 

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Hatching a Goose EggThere used to be a goose that sat in the bushes all the time on a nest. Well the other day I was walking my dogs and I looked and saw blood and feathers dragged across the snow and the mom was gone.

 

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Can I Use Oil Base Paint Over Latex?Can oil base paint go over latex for painting moldings ?

 

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Resilient Flooring Discolored Everywhere But Under RugsA few years ago we had a linoleum installer put a new floor in our bathroom. I am not sure of the kind of hard linoleum or vinyl or whatever, but they never told us that rubber backed rugs would leave a dirty looking floor everywhere, but under the rugs.

 

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Briggs and Stratton Motor Floods Air Cleaner PlateWhat causes a Briggs and Stratton 19 hp lawn tractor motor to pump so much fuel that it fills up the air cleaner plate and stalls the engine?

 

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Will Frost Damaged Potato Vines Still Produce?Will my potatoes survive and grow after emerging leaves have been damaged by frost?

 

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My Daughter's Hair is Not GrowingMy daughter's hair has stopped growing? What vitamins can my daughter of 4 take?

 

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4 Year Old That Cries a LotMy 4 year old stepson has started crying when he is told he can't have something or is told to do something. He even does it after he has had his nap. His father, mother, and myself do not know what to do about this. Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Looking For Perfume SuggestionsI have lost about 50 percent of my sense of smell. Can anybody tell me a universal great smelling scent, which seems to smell great on anybody, at any age?

 

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Yellowed CurtainsHow do I get my yellowed curtains white again? They are 100% cotton with cotton lace.

 

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How Can I Treat a Microfiber Sofa for Bedbugs?I have just found a bedbug on my microfiber sectional last night, and was wondering if I am able to spray my sofa with alcohol or any other chemical that can prevent from further more outbreak.

 

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Bean Plant Leaves Are Turning YellowWhy are my leaves on my beans turning yellow? I am not getting any beans either.

 

What Breed is My Puppy?Can you tell what breed my puppy is? I can't tell if she is Chihuahua. Why is her head not a perfect apple shape? Her ears are totally up.

 

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Organizing a Small Kitchen My kitchen in my apartment is very old and very small. More like tiny. I only have 1 drawer, 3 cabinets, and about 2 square feet of counter space. I don't know where to put anything.

 

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Suggestions for Traveling in EuropeI will be traveling in August to Germany, London, Scotland, Pisa, and Nice. Does anyone have any info about tours or any suggestions? Thanks.

 

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Scratches In Bathtub FinishI was removing appliques from a tub and scrubbed too hard taking off some of the surface. How can I fix it? Can I paint?

 

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Pattern for Pioneer or Settlers BonnetI need a pattern for an old bonnet. I am looking for something similar to a civil war, pioneer, colonial, or prairie fair bonnet.

 

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Shopping for Vintage FragrancesDoes anybody know a good source for vintage fragrances? I can't stand today's stinky perfumes. Give me vintage anytime. Where, besides eBay, can I find them?

 

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Buying a Car at AuctionI recently purchased a utility van at the auction. I had 48 hours to take it to a mechanic to have it checked out to make sure the transmission and engine were in good order, but had to put down 70% before I could take the van.

 

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Treating Tomato Plants with MagnesiumHow soon after planting tomatoes can you give them magnesium?

 

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Butterscotch Pudding Pie Filling RecipeDoes anybody have an old recipe for butterscotch pudding/pie filling which uses a bit of vinegar, maybe melts sugar in pan, and uses eggs to make a genuine cream filling? My stepmom made it years ago and it was the real thing.

 

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Integrating Shabby Chic and Masculine Modern DecorI am a lover of the shabby chic, feminine romantic, cottage style. My husband prefers masculine, modern, dark furniture, Eames chair look. We live in a large, open California style home with marble-like tile and metal windows.

 

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