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January 27, 2011
Put gelatin in cold water. Dissolve over hot water. Add chicken broth and mix all of ingredients together and chill. Serves 12-15.
Mix together first 3 ingredients. Mix last ingredients together and spread on top of first ingredients. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees F. Best when served hot.
Corn Zucchini Bake
Cook zucchini until tender. Saute onions in butter before mixing. Combine zucchini, onion, corn, eggs, shredded cheese, and salt and mix well. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and melted margarine.
Weight Watcher's Quick Start Menu
Where can I find the old Weight Watcher diet menu planner?
My Dog Has Bad Breath
What can I give my dog for bad breath?
Previously Housebroken Dog Has Started Urinating and Defecating in the House
I have a 11 year old female golden Lab, who over the last few months has been urinating and pooping in the house. This is since my daughter has moved back in the house with her boyfriend and baby. Could this be psychological or her age? What can we do?
Getting a Job as a Longshoreman
How do I go about applying for a job as a longshoreman?
Water Spots on Shower Doors
In the house we moved into the shower door in the master bath is, I think aluminum. I cannot find anything that will clean what appears to be water marks, etc. Can you help me? Have tried numerous things already, Brasso, CLR, LimeAway, etc.
How to Get Cooked-On Grease off Pans?
I have expensive Calphalon cookware. When using it, I get grease stains on the bottom and sides. I have purchased the Calphalon Dormond cleaner. That does not work. I have tried everything.
Inexpensive Birthday Gift for Boyfriend
My boyfriend is turning 18 in a couple of days and I haven't gotten him anything. The fact is I don't have the means to get him something nice. I do however, own something I think could be a gift. It's a solid glass which has a motorcycle made out of air in it.
Make a Snowman With Plastic Cups
I am looking for information on making an eco plastic cup snowman.
Pollen Stains on Carpet
I have pollen stains on my wool/synthetic carpet where a visiting child knocked over a vase of liliums. So far I have tried Amway carpet cleaner unsuccessfully. Please help.
Puppy Bites When Playing
I just adopted a Pit mix puppy with my fiance. We absolutely love this extremely smart loving 10wk old guy! He has been such a fast learner with commands, but loves to play bite, a lot. What should I do to correct this in a positive way?
Outdoor Graduation Party
Planning an outside party for a physician's assistant graduate in August. (in Texas) I have a pool and big backyard with trees. I haven't decided on menu for sure. There will probably be about 50 people. Any "special" ideas from anyone out there?
Pattern for Making Tube Socks on Knifty Knitter Loom
How do you attach the leather to the bottom of a tube sock made on the blue Knifty Knitter loom since there is no toe or heel to it? Any links?
Preparing for a Move
My husband and I are planning on moving to Burnaby, BC this July from Saskatchewan in hopes that he will be able to go to the Art Institute for Game Design. I have never been so far from home before and I'm not sure what our first steps should be to plan a big move like this.
Hanging Curtains Without a Rod
Curved rods are very expensive, I need something else to hang curtains, from the ceiling, like the ones used in the hospitals.
50th Anniversary Gifts
What is an classy, but inexpensive gift for a 50th wedding anniversary for a cousin? Something besides a picture frame.
Giani Granite Countertop Paint Kit Reviews
Has anyone tried or heard of Giani granite counter top paint? If so please tell me what you know and you opinion. Is Giani Granite counter top paint worth it? I want to remodel my kitchen, but I can't see spending the costly amount for real granite.
Musty Smell In Suitcase
How do you get rid of the musty smell in luggage?
Removing Nail Polish From Paper
How do you get nail polish off of a school certificate?
How Soon Can I Use the Tub After Cleaning?
How long should I wait before taking a bath after using a solvent like Shower Power? (contains phosphoric acid)
Making Mailboxes for Residents' Rooms in Nursing Home
I work in a nursing home and need to make mailboxes to hang outside the residents' rooms, any ideas? There can't be any sharp edges on them. Thanks for your help.
White Washing Paneled Walls
Our family room has fine quality paneled walls, which makes the room look dated. I would like to paint over the paneling, but my husband objects. Could I "white wash" the paneling with a white tempera paint?
How Do I Iron a Crease in Dress Pants?
What is the best way to iron a crease in a pair of dress pants? I was told to use a wet handkerchief and press down hard on the crease while ironing. I'm not sure about this, but do you think if I bought a can of spray starch that would help?
Dishwasher Detergent Turns Aluminum Kitchenware Grey
What brand dishwasher detergent will "not" turn my aluminum kitchenware grey? This just started happening last year.
What is the Best Apple for Making Apple Pie?
What is the best type of apple to use in making an apple pie?
Wear Glove When Using Box Grater
When grating cheese or vegetables with a box grater, wear a clean dish washing glove. It keeps knuckles from being scraped, if you get too close to the grater. It also helps keep a grip on the food being grated. When finished, just rinse the gloves on hang to dry.
For a delicious, make-at-home cherry cola, add maraschino cherry juice to your favorite brand. And, for a change of pace from everyday oatmeal, add a heaping spoonful of Ovaltine to the milk.
Keep Sauteed Mushrooms From Shrinking
Sprinkle boiling water on mushrooms while sauteing, to prevent them from shrinking.
Winterizing an Older Unoccupied Mobile Home
I need some advice about a mobile home/trailer. Here's the situation. I bought my father a mobile home back in 93. It is a nice well maintained home, but it is now 30 years old.
Color Bled on Comforter in Wash
I read through the bleach + boiling water idea and other posts. I'm concerned about the color bleeding more on my daughter's comforter. Has anyone tried this method at a lower temperature with success? Has anyone tried this method with a partially dried item with success?
Cut the apples into pieces and put them into a mincer. Mince well. Put the minced apples into a large bowl and pour 1 1/2 gallons of cold water over them.
Decorating a Combination Study and Bedroom
I'm 20 years old. I'd like to decorate my study cum bedroom in an easy and inexpensive way. My room is painted in a sandstone shade and the feature wall is bright orange.
Lemon Jell-O Salad
A refreshing not too sweet salad with crunch, one of my favorites! Bring the juice from the mandarin oranges and enough water to make one cup to a boil. Mix with Jell-O. Add softened cream cheese and mix until dissolved
Baked Chicken Enchilada Pasta
It's a delicious and hearty meal. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse; drain again and set aside.
Easy Banana Pudding Parfaits
Crush 20 of the wafers tor form coarse crumbs; set aside. Pour milk into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. Gently stir in whipped topping.
Open Face Cheese and Asparagus Omelet
I've made this omelet since I was in my early 20's as a quick and tasty breakfast on 'feeling lazy' mornings. Back then I wasn't as much into gourmet as I was just in to having easy items already on hand.
Inexpensive Dish Towels
I use white terry car-washing towels for dish rags and dish towels. You can get eight of these for $3.50 at most dollar type stores.
Filling Smaller Soda Bottles
We came up with a way to transfer heavy soda bottle contents into smaller bottles, and she doesn't even have to lift the bottles. We simply lay them on their sides, after starting the first bottle "sink side" with the smaller bottle in the sink, and let gravity do all the work!
Effects and Benefits of Biotin
Take Biotin 3000 mg a day for hair loss. It may be in the vitamin section for hair and nails. Also, a B-complex will help.
Store Important Items In Dishwasher In An Emergency
If you live in hurricane country, put important papers and photos in ziplock bags the dishwasher when a storm is approaching. The home appliance is heavy, attached to the house, and waterproof, which makes it easy to find after a storm.
Elevate Feet For Constipation
I know constipation is a sensitive subject, in more ways than one, that most people don't want to talk about. But I learned a tip several months ago that really helps, and I wanted to share it.
Store Sewing Kit in Car
Most of us carry a first aid kit in our cars or trucks. The other day my daughter ripped her coat while we were out shopping. I decided to put sewing materials in my car, but what to put in it and where to keep it?
Empty Gas Hose
When you fill up your car with petrol or gas, hold the hose high above your head when you are nearly finished so the remaining petrol in the hose goes into to your car and not the ground or the next person's tank.
Clean Shower with Cheap Shampoo
This is a great way to clean soap scum off your shower walls in a gentle, safe way that also makes it smell nice and you can even do it in the shower: Take a small sponge and some nice smelling gentle shampoo.
Wire Baskets for Bathroom Storage
For extra bathroom storage, add small buckets to hang on hooks under the medicine cabinet.
Listerine for Blisters
To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine - a powerful antiseptic.
Removing Floor Wax from Pergo Floor
How do I remove floor wax from my Pergo floor?
Layout Plans for a Raised Bed
I have a new 8 x 12 raised bed garden. Where can I get layout plans and suggestions? I would like to have plants grow up on fences so I can plant more. Also the garden is right next to a big forsythia plant.
Restoring Old Thread
Can anyone tell me how to restore old thread? It doesn't break or look furred, but it seems dry and dusty. I've inherited a lot, of all sorts, and I'd like to save money by using them.
Using Olive Oil for Dry Scalp
Can olive oil which is used for preparing food be used as hair massage therapy for dry flaky scalp? If so, how long do you need to massage it in? After how many minutes do you wash it off?
My Frugal Life: Our Little Trailer On the Prairie
In the early days of our marriage, Jim and I had six teenagers and a weekly food budget of $35.00. I am grateful that Jim is such a fine gardener, and that he thoughtfully included the children in that hobby.
Saving Money on Car Insurance
I'm buying my wife a new car for her birthday next week. I thought this might be a good time to review our coverages and shop for competitive rates again. I've already checked with my home insurance company.
Decorative Fabric Banners
This is a nice and colorful way to fill in all the empty spaces of a room that need "something" while you use up all the remnants of fabrics that are almost too small to do anything with.
Photo: Sparkly Valentine's Gift
My husband, last year for Valentine's Day had a bowl of candy and flowers on the kitchen counter. After smelling the flowers, I notice the sparkle. After 30+ years, he still surprises me! :)
Scenery: Sunrise (Missouri)
I travel a lot on business and even after MANY years of living, this beautiful world we live in, never ceases to amaze me. I caught this glorious sunrise. What a great way to start a day!
Scenery: Mt. Baker (Washington)
Every summer my husband backpacks up Mount Baker to reflect on the year that passed. He says the time alone in nature, always recharges his spirit. During our busy lives, it's easy to forget what a gift nature is. And it's free and all around us!
Homemade Mitts for Cleaning Dog's Paws
With the rainy weather in Seattle, I (and every other dog owner I know) really have a problem with mud and dirt coming in on my dog's paws after they are outside. Keeping a towel by the back door to wipe them off worked, but I didn't like it sitting there at the door.
Dry Dog's Belly with Sheet After Walk
With 2 feet of snow on the ground, my collie gets pretty wet on his walks. Rub his under side with a fabric sheet to keep him from smelling like wet dog.
"No" is a 7 month old mixed breed. He was born to a stray, that runs with our other cats. No enjoys picking a play fight with our larger cats and dog. Even when he was little he never gave an inch, even when they sent him rolling.
Splinter (Redbone Hound)
Splinter is 5 week old Redbone hound. Splinter was the sole survivor of a litter of our puppies. When he was 3 weeks old, we took him from his mother. He had pneumonia and we had to bottle feed and give him medicine several times a day.
This is Midge, she is 8 years old. My friend Jay gave me my kitty as a gift. I got to see her about 2 hours after she was born!
Poppy (Border Collie)
Poppy is our 5 year old Border Collie. We got Poppy on September 12th 2009 from Dogs Trust Rescue Centre. Poppy likes to chew on her rope toys and Kongs, and run sniffing everything out on walks.
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