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April 25, 2011
Getting Rid of Ants in Potted Plants
I have a large pot outside with several kinds of plants in it, I just discovered it is full of small black ants. Does anyone know how to get rid of these little devils without killing my plants or having to dump the entire pot? Thanks, any help would be appreciated.
How Do I Make White Glue?
How do I make white glue?
Black Raspberry Twirl Angel Food Cake
I am looking for a recipe for black raspberry twirl angel food cake.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 9x13 inch pan. Mix the oil, sugar, and eggs. Add the flour, baking powder, and milk. The batter will be thick.
15 Minute Ground Beef Stroganoff
Saute onion and garlic in margarine in 12 inch skillet for 3 minutes. Add ground beef, mushrooms, flour, salt, paprika, and pepper. Cook until ground beef is brown, stirring frequently.
Heavenly Pistachio Salad
Mix undrained pineapple and pudding mix in bowl. Stir in cottage cheese and whipped topping. Chill until serving.
Quicky Chicky Tortillas
Combine lime juice, chilies, garlic and chicken bouillon in shallow dish; mix well. Rinse chicken; pat dry. Marinate in lime juice mixture in refrigerator.
Apple Butter-Banana Bread
Grease and flour the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan; set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
Can I Get Seeds from a Clematis Vine?
How can I get seeds from a clematis vine?
I was reading about the healthiest foods in the world, and came to the part about oats. It reminded me about a recipe I used to love, that fell by the wayside for some reason.
Two Pasta Goulash
If there are just one or two people, this lasts for days.
Cucumber Bites with Chive Cream Cheese and Radish
Need a quick and easy appetizer or snack? You can't get much easier than this!
Wholemeal muffins, because you make it at home.
How Long Does It Take to Make Ice Cream?
How long does it take to make homemade ice cream?
Riding Mower Won't Start
I have a riding mower that won't start. It acts like it wants to, but won't. I shot some starting fluid in it and it will start for a few seconds then dies again. Any suggestions?
Lady (Bird Dog/Border Collie)
Lady is 2 year old Bird Dog/Border Collie mix. Lady was a rescue dog. We've had her for 3 months, as she was my Valentine's Day gift. She hit the pavement running with her "furever" daddy, and every day they take a long walk.
What Are These Small Gray and White Bugs in Landscape Rock?
Millions of small bugs with a gray and white pattern on their backs swarm out of my landscaping rocks in the late afternoon. They are oval shaped, some real small and the largest about the size of an ant.
Qwerty is 5 years old. I had gone to a pet store while trying to talk my boyfriend into letting me get pet rats. She was sitting in a cage near the window, and because I love cats, I got distracted and started reaching my fingers through the cage to pet her.
Champ (Dachshund - Terrier Mix)
Champ is 10 months old. Based on his vet's opinion, he is part Dachshund and part Terrier. I believe he is part Hound, and part trouble-maker! After having just lost my beloved pit bull, Jada, to a reckless van driver, I went around to shelters to make donations in her memory.
Wildlife: The Chickadees and the Raccoon
Me and my friends were flying to our favorite feeding spot when we were accosted by a four legged masked bandit, we settled in a tree just watching, couldn't believe our eyes!
Forest Fires (San Diego)
This was a photo sent to me taken by my son a few years ago, when San Diego had some horrific forest fires. This was not too far from him.
I love taking pictures of clouds. This is one cloud that I thought looked neat.
Garden: Hydrangea Blossoms
My daughter's hydrangea blossoms are exquisite with vibrant purple and blue coloration, and the greenery is crisp and bright. The hydrangea bush is bursting with blossoms, that are so eye catching.
Garden: Lavender Rose
The rain we've had this year has been great for the flowers in the garden. Here is a pretty lavender bloom. I wish I could remember the name of it. It isn't "Sterling Silver" or "Angel Face" though.
Garden: Heather and Purple Crocuses
We recently purchased a new house, and are thus repeatedly surprised to learn what is growing in it. This is a shot of the sheer amount of purple in our front yard a couple of weeks ago.
Keeping Ants Out Of Hummingbird Feeders
How do I keep ants out of my hummingbird feeders?
How Can I Put an Emitter Sensor Inside a Flagpole?
Can some one give me advice regarding a project I am doing about a flag pole with sensor for football? I want some advice of how I can put the emitter sensor inside the flag pole.
Sourdough Bread Recipe
I would like a good recipe for sour dough bread that is fairly easy. I am in a wheelchair.
I like to wear a turban, and am looking for ideas/patterns to sew stylish ones, from various fabrics. Can anyone help with this? Thanks!
Refrigerator Makes Ice But Will Not Dispense
My ice maker will not dispense ice. It is making ice. What could the problem be.
Chef Washer Overfills With Water
I have a Chef washing machine. It won't wash, only rinse, the water just continues to run until it overflows. Can anyone help me?
Bleach Stains on Clothing
How can I get a bleach stain off of my favorite sweat pants?
How Do I Get Rid of Moths Inside the House?
My house is full of moths! Does anyone know how to get rid of them?
East Side Mario's Garden Salad Dressing
This is in relationship to the East Side Marios' salad dressing. I did try the dressing(s) that were listed and used canola oil and not olive oil. The salad dressing is separating. Has that happened to others than have tried the dressing?
Diapers for Potted Plants
Before planting your hanging baskets, window boxes, or tomato plants go and buy cheap pack of diapers, open one up, and place in the bottom of the container.
Keeping Cats from Clawing Carpet and Furniture
We had a new leather rocking chair that our cats loved to scratch. We tried the water, the scolding, and even aluminum foil around the base of it. All to no avail. To "cure" our cats of the leather chair fetish, we put several coins in the bottom of an empty can.
Make Your Own Blackout Curtains
Instead of paying $50 and up for blackout curtains, just go through old clothes and find opaque large skirts, t-shirts, or button-up shirts and sew them all together to fit your window. It helps if you have a sewing machine, but it can still be done by hand.
Keep Lemon Juice Spray Handy
Fill an inexpensive spray bottle with lemon juice and keep it in the refrigerator. Use it to spritz onto cut produce to keep fresh and crisp. Also great for spritzing as a finishing touch on cooked vegetables, chicken, and salads.
Place Mat to Keep Counter Clean
The white grout on my kitchen counter top is a nuisance to clean. I now put a plastic place mat on it in the two places I use for food prep - beside the coffeepot, which always drips anyway, and above the dishwasher, where I often pour, mix, etc.
Repairing a Singer Magic Steam Press 7
I have a Magic Steam Press 7 - great machine, but it has just started to leak boiling water from the press when you lift it. This can be nasty if you have your hands underneath. Any clues as to how I fix this please?
Link: Cootie Catcher Directions
Do You Remember Cootie Catchers? In no time at all, school will be out for the summer and the children will need to be kept busy. Well, here's one fun printable toy for children that, even we older geezers who used to make them when young, would have fun with!
Fixing a Sticking Drawer
Have a drawer that doesn't open and close smoothly? Remove the drawer and clean the wooden rails that support the drawer. Clean off any dust or dirt with a damp rag. Then, rub with a candle stub (over the wood rails) a thin layer of wax.
Grocery Prices Jump 10 Cents
My most favorite remark about food and the economy is that each time I go into the grocery store, the prices have jumped 10 cents on any item.
Vinegar to Clean the Bathroom
To remove build up from lime and water deposits on the tub, shower heads, and faucets use vinegar. Use paper towels soaked in pure white distilled vinegar and line around the tub, allow to sit for 30 minutes then remove paper towels and rinse.
Old Dog Peeing in House
Our dog has started peeing inside, she doesn't know she is doing it. She is a 10 year old cross Jack Russell.
Spaghetti Spoon For Attic Stair String
In my home we have an attic with pull down stairs, and it seems that the string is always just out of my reach. So instead of pulling out my step stool every time, I get spaghetti serving spoon out of the drawer and use that to grab the string.
Tracking Electronic Bills By Payment Amounts
Always use an odd amount for transferring money electronically or paying bills. For example, if transferring monies, use $99.98, or $100.01, or $100.02, but never the same amount during a 6 month period.
What to Ask For When Buying a Car From a Dealer
If you're thinking about buying a new or used vehicle, ask for these few things and you will save hundreds of dollars.
How Do I Make a Swan or Duck Out of a Gallon Milk Container?
I saw a duck or swan made out of a plastic gallon milk contain. How can I get instructions?
Craft: Bunny Tails
Cut enough string, yarn, or twine to wrap around the waist of the one who will wear the tail. In the middle of the string, start gluing the cotton balls in a clump.
Chirping Smoke Detector System
My smoke alarm keeps beeping every 20 seconds. The battery cannot be changed for life of product. I have blown it out, but it still beeps, what more can I do?
Swiffer Wet Jet Refill Recipes
I'm quite taken up with your site as I found out I don't need to replace refills for Wet Jet, but can do recipes. What is 2 parts to 1 part mean?
Printed-Fabric Mini Pillows
Add a little vintage accent to your home with printed-fabric mini pillows. Your chosen graphics are printed directly onto your fabric using your computer printer. Use any shape desired for your pillows. You are only restricted by what will fit on the printed fabric sheet.
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