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February 24, 2011
What Breed Is My Dog?
What breed is my dog? Her name is Willow, she's about two years old. She is a rescue, we were told she was a "Shepherd/herding mix". I can see the Shepherd qualities she has with the long hair and the curled tail. But she has physical and behavioral traits of a Pit Bull type dog.
Is It Safe to Use a Burned Teflon Pan?
Please help! I burned some food in a Teflon coated aluminum saucepan. I think it is FaberWare. The gray Teflon turned black. Is it still safe to use?
Removing a Scarf From a Knifty Knitter
How do I remove a scarf from as Knifty Knitter?
Reviews of GE Profile French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
I am thinking of getting a GE Profile French door, bottom freezer refrigerator. What do the reviews say about that model? Does anyone have one?
Cleaning a Dooney and Bourke Purse
I need help in cleaning a borrowed Dooney and Bourke handbag. The inside of the handbag has dirt and a few ink stains on the fabric on the inside. If I can not get it clean I will have to purchase a new bag and they don't make this type of brown giraffe print anymore. Thanks.
Caring for a Dog and Her Puppies
My Pit Bull just gave birth to 9 puppies, but I am scared that she might smother them or suffocate them while she moves around. Should I move the puppies or let her take care of it herself?
Get an Electrical Tester Screwdriver
If you haven't gotten one of those electrical tester screwdrivers with a little neon bulb in it and a metal cap at the hand end, GET ONE! They are cheap enough that you can afford a spare. Friends and neighbors WILL be borrowing it!
Hand Warmers for Back Pain
I was out fishing and was using a couple of those cheap hand warmers that you shake up and an hour later, they warm up your hands. When I got home, they were still warm. My back was aching and I put them inside my jeans and it was like having a heating pad there.
Control Static Electricity With Spray Fabric Softener
To help rid your home of static cling, mix 8 oz. of water with 3 tablespoons of liquid fabric softener in a spray bottle. Spray carpets with the mixture when needed.
Refilling Bottles With Water
This is for people who buy spring/drinking water. I like to keep water bottles on hand for convenience, but do not like spending the money to buy the individual bottles all the time.
Game Rules: 7 Hand Rummy
Every time my family gets together for Thanksgiving or Christmas, we all look forward to AFTER the meal. It is at this time we play 7 Hand Rummy, a card game that has been a part of these holidays for us since before I was born.
Tips To Reduce Your Stress
Did you know that peanuts are a stress reducer? Eat a handful of peanuts the next time you are stressed to the limit. Peanuts have magnesium in them, which is known to help regulate stress hormones.
Mother Earth News for Seeds
The snow and ice are still thick on the ground in my area, but it's time to plan my spring garden. I know that a lot of people are doing the same thing. Planning the garden is almost as much fun as harvesting it!
I love gardening and enjoy the many blooms, these "Pinks" will make you feel Tickled Pink!
How to Establish Groundcover
Once established, groundcovers offer an effective means to suppress weeds, stabilize soil, and fill in the space around individual plants. There are species for every landscaping dilemma....
Wildlife: Mallard Duck (River Walk, Augusta, GA)
Monday was a lovely day to walk and enjoy the sunshine! I was at River Walk in Augusta, GA and spotted a lovely duck! I took this picture and I think it's good!
Scenery: Bleeding Hearts
I live next to a stream that comes down the mountain and empties into the lake across the street. We have a garden along the bank and every season is just so beautiful there.
Scenery: Sunset (Iowa)
I took this photo while driving down the freeway in Iowa. I have not photoshopped this in any way, it is exactly as it appeared. I love this photo because of the wind turbines in the foreground.
Recommendations for an Oil Free Sunblock
Can someone recommend a truly oil free sunblock? I've tried many kinds, but they all leave my t-zone oily and make me break out.
How Can I Make Wax More Flexible for a Design Project?
We are doing a project where we make textures that reference the human body. This one texture I'm doing looks pretty cool, but the problem is that since I'm doing it with candle wax it chips/break easily. Do you guys know of anything I can put on the wax that will make it more flexible and durable?
Housebreaking an Abused Dog
I recently took in an abused female, maybe a Bluetick, who had been running for a week in a high-traffic area with a collar, but no tags. 4 weeks later, after being treated for pneumonia, she had a litter of 7 pups.
The Best Time To Shop Clearance Sales
When is the best time to shop seasonal clearances on women's clothes? I know they always have sales, but which one is the best one?
Manual For Welbilt Breadmaker ABM 3900
I recently purchased Welbilt Bread Machine, ABM 3900, at a benefit auction. I did not receive a manual. Any ideas on how to get one?
Low Budget Birthday Party Ideas
I'm turning 17 and I have a low budget, but I want a good fun party. Can anyone help me with the games and stuff? My birthday is on March 1st. Please help!
Pioneer Bonnet Pattern
I am looking for a pattern for a pioneer bonnet.
House Trained Dog Peeing and Pooping in the House
I have a 6 year old Staffie. He started weeing and pooing in the house when my Akita died at 7 months. I need help to keep him from doing this in the home.
Reusing Deodorant Stick Containers
I chose to make my own deodorant rather than buying them in the store. What are some ways to reuse the store bought deodorant sticks?
Lemondrop is a 10 month old rescue bird, that we got in the spring of 2010. He has a malformed beak and would have been destroyed. He loves to play with a toy that talks back when he pushes the buttons.
Sophie (Yorkshire Terrier)
Sophie is my baby Yorkie girl. She is 5 weeks old. I got her from a breeder. I'm so happy I got my baby. She will be such a spoiled girl.
Trouble with Chipmunks
Can a chipmunk make a burrow under a concrete slab? This chipmunk also ate through sealant to close holes. Is that normal? It has been pulling the carpet fibers out of the carpet too.
Lily (German Shepherd)
Lily is our 1 year old white German Shepherd. We got her last March from a breeder. She loves to run and play with our other 4 dogs.
Recipes Using Ketchup
I recently was given 8 bottles of ketchup. What can I use them for? Perhaps I can make some type of tomato soup or something?
Kitty Litter Substitutes
For a cheap or free cat litter substitute, get wood shavings or sawdust from a woodworker or lumber company. It is absorbent, all-natural, and can be emptied in the compost or garden.
Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
Wash squash. Cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and stringy substance. Wash, core, and dice unpeeled apples. Combine with remaining ingredients. Fill squash halves with apple mixture.
Removing the Wheel on a MTD 13538 Riding Mower
I have an MTD 13538 ride on with a flat front tyre. How do I get the wheel off?
South of the Border Pie
To make filling, brown ground beef, onions, and green pepper and drain off fat. Add remaining ingredients except cheese. Bring to a boil; simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until thickened.
Raspberry Gelatin Salad
Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Add unthawed raspberries and relish. Chill until set.
Combine all ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let stand a few minutes before serving.
Entering Toddlers in Beauty Pageants
How much does is cost to get started with beauty pageants for a 16 month old?
Origin Of Buffalo Wings
Here is a bit of trivia for all of us who love Buffalo flavored anything (amazing to see how much this flavor has grown around the globe), but never knew how this delicious flavor originally got its name.
Sump Pump Breaker is Tripping
My sump pump breaker keeps tripping. How can I fix it?
Banana Peel Disposal
If left too long, banana peels product fruit flies. After taking the peel off the banana, I put it in the plastic sleeve my newspaper comes in and tie it in a knot. Works fine until trash pickup.
Storing Pasta and Grains
Store your dry pasta and rice in glass jars with a tight fitting lids. Keep in a cool dry place. Brown rice and whole grain products should be kept in the refrigerator. Also your eggs should be kept cool in the refrigerator.
Ham with Marsala-Honey Glaze
This recipe is good with a turkey breast, too. Preheat grill for medium heat. Remove rind from ham and score in a diamond pattern with knife. Insert cloves into patterns.
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20 minutes before serving, in a large skillet, over medium heat, cook onions in butter until tender but firm, about 10 minutes. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks, stir in milk, salt, and mace or nutmeg.
Glazed Apricot-Ginger Chicken
In a large skillet, cook chicken and nuts in margarine over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is tender, stirring occasionally. Transfer chicken to serving platter, saving juices.
Cauliflower And Broccoli Casserole
Cook broccoli and cauliflower as directed; drain. Put in 1 1/2 quart casserole, greased with 1/2 cup ketchup and some shredded cheese. Add 1 can of cream of mushroom soup or 1 can cream of celery soup.
Add Tuna to Mac and Cheese
Mix a defrosted package of Macaroni and Cheese with 1 can of tuna fish (preferably oil packed), drained. Top with crumbled Ritz Crackers. Microwave 3 minutes. Can double recipe.
Soldering Rhinestone Chain
I want to learn how to solder rhinestone chain into letters to form names, logos, etc. I have the chain, but need to know about the type of solder, tools needed, and mold making. If I use plated chain, will it need to be replated when I am finished? If so, how do I go about this?
Let Meat Rest Before Serving
When roasting a whole chicken in the oven, set it out on top of oven to cool for 15 minutes before serving. This will let the juices flow to the middle of your chicken, which will make it taste better.
Use Cookie Cutters as Decorating Stencils
Place cookie cutters on top of frosted cakes or cupcakes then pour candy sprinkles or colored sugar inside the shapes. Remove the cookie cutters and you have a nice decoration.
Crafts Using Old Clothing
I'm looking for ideas to use old/used items and make them into something new. Ideas like turning a tank top into a shopping bag or turning an old pair of jeans into a handbag. The theme is "reuse, repurpose, refashion".
Crafts Using Nylotex
Do you have any patterns to make rugs or coat hangers from Nylotex? Or what else can you use it for?
Selling Pine Trees
How can I sell 27 pine trees in Mobile, AL?
Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich
Prepare the cake pans by greasing them and lining the bottoms (not the sides) with waxed paper. Prepare brownie mix according to the package directions.
Easy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
This happens to be one of my favorite recipes. Soup is the original one-dish meal. Stock up on supplies on your next trip to the grocery store, and you'll have everything you need to take the chill off.
Fried Green Beans
This turns a can of green beans into a side dish that is just delish!
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Easy to make and really tasty! Mix cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla together. When thoroughly mixed, stir in 1/2 package mini chocolate chips.
Bulgogi (Korean Beef)
Don't forget to serve with rice tea. You can find Kimchi in a jar in the produce section of your market, but be forewarned that it is very hot and spicy!
Parmesan Baked Cod
A delicious main course to try using cod fillets.
Quick easy and tasty. Put flour in a bowl, add salt and sugar and mix. Then pour the yeast and add the warm water. Let the yeast bubble, add the oil, vanilla, and egg.
Spicy Tortilla Roll Up Appetizers
This is a wonderful blend of flavors! Mix cream cheese, chilies, bell pepper, green onions, hot sauce, and fresh cilantro in a medium bowl.
Take bowl of pre-cooked endives, put in blender with a few scrapings of fresh ginger, squeeze in half an orange, add last drains of a bottle of milk, and blend. Put it all back in the bowl and heat in microwave.
In Memory Of Hayley Girl (Jack Russell Terrier)
I lost my Hayley Girl 11/30/2010, and I'm still missing her! She had been fine at Thanksgiving and five days later, I lost her. We had been for a long walk just the day before, which she so loved, and had missed, since my Mother has been so sick.
I usually double the recipe. Brown and drain ground beef. Add pepper, onion, and garlic and saute for approximately 5 minutes. Add other ingredients and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Paint Strip Snowman
Make a snowman tag with recycled paint strips.
Personal Property Liquidation
When times get financially tough, the idea of rummaging through your home and turning items into cash isn't the move of a financial mastermind. However, taking some time to do periodic liquidation is the habit of a smart financier.
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