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June 14, 2010
Old-Fashioned Hershey's Cocoa Fudge
With my mother's help, this was the first candy that I ever made and it brings back more memories than I can count. We always made fudge for Christmas for the family as well as for neighbors and as gifts for many people.
Baby Back Ribs
Preheat grill for high heat. In a small jar, combine cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Close the lid and shake to mix.
Lemon Dream Fruit Salad
In medium bowl, mix all ingredients. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving time.
Use Electric Egg Poacher to Reheat Leftovers
I buy tamales and place them in the freezer. When I want one or two I place them in the steamer and they turn out very well, but my steamer is very large for only one or two tamales.
Strawberry Baskets and Containers
DH and I buy a lot of berries in those little basket thingies with holes in them. Does anyone have an idea about what to do with them when they are empty? Thanks.
Product Review: Wet 'n' Wild Shine Clear Nail Polish
I do not buy the pricey topcoats that cost as much as $9.00. I have found this brand does just as good of a job on my nails to protect them with or without a polish under the Shine Clear.
Making Iced Tea At Home
I cannot, no matter how I try or what recipe I use, make iced tea. It gets bitter and/or cloudy no matter what I do. Is there someone out there who can give me an absolutely foolproof recipe, please?
Storing 5 Gallon Plastic Buckets
There is an easy solution to un-stick 5 gallon buckets and keep them from sticking again. Set a hair dryer on highest heat and airflow. You want to warm up the bottom bucket to make it expand.
Use Shower Gel to Wash Delicates
When I used to get shower gel in an expensive perfume gift set. I learned that the shower gel is just delicate enough to use on my delicates.
Get Two Uses From Your Celery
You've all seen the tip about celery? Well, last year I cut off the sticks, put the base in water. When it grew more roots. I planted it in the garden. All I got was a few spindly sticks, but it set seed.
Earning Extra Income
What is a good way to earn money without getting an official job?
Put Cinnamon in Cottage Cheese
We know that cinnamon is very good for us. We know low-fat cottage cheese is good for us. Put them together for a yummy side dish or treat any time of the day!
Dryer Sheets for Insect Repellent
Bounce dryer sheets are great to use as a mosquito repellent. Just rub it on all exposed areas then tie it to a belt loop. I use them while mowing the lawn.
Reuse Small Perfume Bottles as Bottle Stopper
I have always wondered what to do with the little bottles left over from small spray perfumes. If only they opened so I could re-use them! But, still, they are too pretty to throw out and I am always thinking of ways to recycle them.
Recycled Pin Cushion
Save a cap/top from your liquid laundry detergent container. Rinse and wipe dry. To weight the cap/top, fill half of the center with aquarium stones or, if you live near the beach, use some small pebbles from the shore.
Hydrogen Peroxide For Blood Stains
I had two shepherd dogs who were sisters but once in a while would get into an arguments. One day they did and got some blood on one of my favorite pillow covers. The pillow cover was tossed into the laundry basket instead of the wash.
Cleaning Under Nails After Gardening
I hate how dirt gets under my nails when I garden. No matter how hard I try, I couldn't get all the dirt out from under my nails. Then I discovered the dish sprayer from the kitchen sink.
Use Glass Mason Jar as Measure
Use a glass mason jar as a measuring cup for liquids. It has all the markings listed on the side.
My Frugal Life: ThriftyFun Tips
I want to share what I do in a normal day, which I have learned or adapted from this site, and also the Frugal Life Blog, which I read all the time.
Tomatoes Not Blooming
My tomato plants have grown huge, but have not produced flowers for fruit. The same goes for my pepper plants. What could be wrong?
Paint Color Advice for Kitchen With Light Green Tile Backsplash
My kitchen has light green tiles over the sink and behind the stove. What would be the best colors for the walls? The walls have a molding strip at the middle.
Paint Color Ideas for Kitchen Cabinets
I have light green tiles over my kitchen sink and behind my stove. What would be the best colors for my kitchen cabinets?
This is my Wisteria that is in my backyard. It has been shaped and trimmed for the last twenty years. Last year I cut it way back and it was worth it because it was loaded with blooms this year.
Scenery: Sunrise At Myrtle Beach, SC
We were up early to pack up and head for home and were astounded at the beauty of the beach walkers against the sunrise. If you get up early, you may enjoy scenes that you would not see otherwise!
Garden: Purple Rhododendron
Just wanted to share a picture of the biggest rhododendron I have ever seen! It belongs to my neighbors. My boys are in front of it to give perspective of just how enormous it is.
How to Rid the Yard of Parvo, Can You Get It More Than Once?
How do you treat your lawn for Parvo from a puppy.
How Do I Return A MagicJack?
Our magicJack does not work with our PC. We need a refund. How do we go about getting one?
Getting Rid of Tree Saplings
How do I permanently get rid of tree saplings coming up in flower beds?
Cub Cadet Mower Won't Start
My Cub Cadet riding mower won't turn over at all. It doesn't make a sound.
Organic Solution for an Apple Tree
I have an apple tree, I don't know what kind, the fruit is red green with white flesh. It has had bugs, I think. They are not seen usually. I don't spray because the neighborhood kids will just take one and eat it.
Removing Pot Marks from a Ceramic Sink
How do you get black marks out of white kitchen sink from the husband washing stainless pans?
Protecting My Hibiscus Plant From Little Green Worms
I want to know what is eating my hibiscus tree. It is a green worm like insect. It is eating the leaves. I have put soapy warm water on them and it does slow them down. I want to naturally get rid of them. Does anyone have any idea what they are and how can I get rid of them?
Remedies for Acne on My Back
How can you clear back and chest acne? I have bad scarring and acne on my back and chest. My face is fine with very mild acne. I have tried multiple scrubs for my acne.
Gifts For Boyfriend's 15th Birthday
My boyfriend's birthday is in about two weeks. We've been going out for over 2 months (he and I have been close for about a year, that should help). I have no idea what to get him. Any suggestions? By the way he is turning 15.
Zucchini Rots After Blossoms Drop Off
How can I go about preventing blossom rot on zucchini?
Knifty Knitter Patterns for Baby Items
I have the round Knifty Knitter and I want to know how to make patterns for babies. I'm having trouble starting with my Knifty Knitter. If you could help please?
Making Regular (Baked) Bread in a Bread Machine
I got this old bread machine at a sale. The model is Welbilt #ABM-100-4. Am I able to just make the bread dough mixture in this? I don't know how to do this as I do not have the instructions for it. By the way how old is this machine any way? Thank you.
Do Mallards Move Their Eggs?
Can a Mallard hen move her eggs from one location to another and how is she able to do this?
Jack Daniels Wallpaper
I am looking for Jack Daniels wallpaper. Does anyone know where to find it?
Stacking a Tiered Cake Without Columns
How do I go about stacking a 3 tier wedding cake, without columns, so the heavy layers won't sink into each other?
Using Meat That Was in a Broken Freezer
My freezer stopped working. I did not know this until I saw a puddle of water. It is completely defrosted. The food was thawed but still cold. There was roast, chicken, and ground meat.
What Is This Plant?
I found this tiny plant in my backyard; I think it might be a tree native to this area, but I'm not sure. Thanks!
Dog is Peeing Next to Pee Pad
Why is my chihuahua peeing on floor beside the pee pad? She was doing so well. She is now 1 year old and I know she knows better.
What is This Plant?
Can you help me identify this plant? I took a tiny cutting from my friend's plant, she calls it a money tree, but she's not sure. It's so easy to grow, I just put a bit of hormone and stuck it in potting soil; it had a milky sap.
Keep Dogs Water in Walk-In Shower
Our two dogs were always splashing and dripping water from their water bowl that I kept in the kitchen. Not anymore! My husband, Patricio, has a walk-in shower and the dogs now know where their water bowl is.
Charlie and Jack (Cats)
Here are my 2 kitties. Charlie is grey one on the right. He loves to burrow himself into laundry when its fresh out of the dryer. Jack is the one with the black fur on the left. He is a 1 years old.
Hannah is a 5 year old Lessor Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo I adopted from Avian Rescue. She loves to be with me, and ride on my shoulder; and she very frequently rides along with me in the car.
Donating Quilting Scraps
I have a ton of fabric scraps of different sizes. Where can I donate them? Thanks.
Skippy is a 15 month old Pomeranian From South Africa. He's a Spoiled brat. I posted a picture of Skippy about a year ago. He changed my life and feelings towards dogs completely.
My daughters are both off to college this fall and I wanted to update their window treatments with something less juvenile, but couldn't find anything I could afford with all my college bills! But in the discount store, I found lace table cloths reduced to $3.
How To Hire A Landscape Professional
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recommends that homeowners invest 10 percent of the home's value into professional landscaping. Not only does professional landscaping give your home instant curb appeal, but it can add as much as 15% to the resale value of your home.
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