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May 5, 2011
Keep Baking Soda in Spice Container
I finally realized emptying a box of baking soda into an empty washed out spice container sure keeps it easier to use when needed, and keeps it fresh a lot longer.
Saving Money on Baking Parchment Paper
I am very thrifty. To make my parchment paper last longer, I bake with it at least twice before throwing it away. I use it when baking cookies and bread. I just flip it over and reuse it for the next batch.
Do not throw out those hard bagels. Reuse em! Use day old or stale bagels. Or as my sons call them hockey pucks lmao!
The 'surprise' rolled inside the steak keeps it moist and full of flavour. Fairly quick and easy to make and is just a little different from serving steak and vegetables or salad.
Diabetic Friendly Carrot Cake
Being diabetic and having convenience mixes is difficult, to say the least. I like having mixes ready to go. So I tinkered around with a recipe until it suited my needs.
Stir Fried Cabbage
If you use low sodium soy sauce, you might want to season to taste with a tad bit of salt just after adding the sesame oil.
Add beef and soup bone to boiling water. Cook and skim pot occasionally. Remove meat when tender and add allspice, peppercorns, turnips, onion, and carrots.
Country Chili Sauce
Combine all ingredients and simmer for 3 hours in a large kettle. Pour into sterilized jars with tight lids.
Applesauce Nut Bread
Mix all ingredients together and bake 1 1/4 hours at 350 degrees F.
Cook the rutabagas in salted water about 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and mash. Soak bread crumbs in cream; add cinnamon, salt and beaten eggs.
Remedy for Itchy Skin
What is good for itchy skin, especially on back and feet?
How Do I Get UPS to Replace Missing Package?
UPS lost the drip tray and the 2 plastic scrapers from my George Foreman Grill, # GR 36 CB, which I allowed them to pack and ship to Kingwood, Texas, January 31, 2011.
Whirlpool Refrigerator Is Leaking Water Inside
I have a Whirlpool/Gold refrigerator that is 8 yrs old. Recently there is water on the top shelf and more water under the two crisper drawers. I checked the ice maker and it isn't leaking. I can't understand nor find where the water in coming from.
Catchy Name for My Small Cleaning Service
My name is Flowers, and I'm trying to find a catchy name for the small cleaning service I'm about to start. Can you please give me some suggestions?
When Can I Transplant Bulbs?
When can I transplant bulbs. Is it OK to move them once they have bloomed or should I wait until fall?
Finding a DJ for My Daughter's 17th Birthday
My daughter's 17th birthday is coming up on 05/21/11 and we need a DJ fast, nothing very big, someone inexpensive from 7pm to 11pm. Please give ideas on what to do for this party!
Using Borax to Get Rid of Creeping Charlie
Does borax kill grass if spread on grass?
Where Can I Have Funeral Notices Laminated?
Does anyone know of someone that laminates obituaries or funeral notices? I just lost my nephew, 2 years old, and I wanted to get some made for the family. I use to get them made with a company in TN, and they closed up. Thanks for your time.
How Do I Get Coupons Through the Mail?
How do I get coupons sent to my home?
Where Can I Sell My Handcrafted Baskets, Butterflies and Bugs?
Where do I sell my hand crafted baskets, butterflies, dragonflies, and bugs?
Diabetic Meal Planning Ideas
I am trying to lower my sugar intake, does anyone have a diabetic meal planner that I could try? Thanks in advance.
Louie is a 5 year old Yorkie rescue that we adopted a year ago. He has become my most loyal companion and is a wonderful addition to our family! Louie not only loves to play hide and seek; he also likes to corral our cat for us!
Sam (Domestic Cat)
Sam is a 2 year old domestic cat, who showed up at our door about two years ago. She was a sweetie, but very thin and skittish. Sam delivered two very tiny kittens to my front porch. I nursed them all to good health and found homes for the little ones.
Sambo is a 10 year old iguana. I got Sambo for my 50th birthday. He was only 8 inches long. Now Sambo is 5 foot 7 inches and 14 pounds. He is trained to GO outside, loves to be rocked, and is hand fed. He likes to sit in the sun all day.
Fog Rolling In (Catalina Island, CA)
This was taken in Catalina Island, CA on a warm spring day in March. Right in the middle of the day, with the sun shining, fog started rolling in. It was the strangest thing we'd ever seen!
Travel: Fishing at Sadlers Creek (Lake Hartwell, SC)
We were camping recently at Sadler's Creek State Park on Lake Hartwell, in SC. Hubby caught several fish, and the scenery from our campsite was beautiful.
Scenery: Tree In Bloom
This is a gorgeous tree right outside our house. Absolutely love this tree and wish we had more. I also wish it did this all season long!
Dog Peeing in House After Arrival of New Baby
I have a 11 month old female white Shepherd pup who has been house broken since we got her with no accidents. Recently we had to kennel her for 18 days while we were in the hospital having a baby (18 days cause the baby was early and had to spend some time in the NICU).
How Do I Make Hydrangeas Bloom Blue?
I had some hydrangeas that were blue, and now they are pink. What can I do to make them blue again? My grandmother used to dump her coffee grounds on them, but I'm not sure that's what kept them blue.
Basil to Keep Flies Out of House
To keep flies out of the house, plant some basil plants in a pot and place it on the board of the window. Flies move away because of the aromatic scent of the basil plant.
What is This Plant?
It has pinky, red small buds with strong dark green leaves which are smooth.
What Breed is My Dog?
What breed do you think my dog is? We have been told Pit or Dingo mix, among other things. She weighs about 38 pounds and is medium in size.
Keep Change of Clothes at School
As an educator, I have seen every type of clothing emergency, from smelly spilled milk to rips, and everything in between - all resulting in a parent having to make an unexpected trip to bring a new set of clothes!
Uses for Broken Garage Door Opener
Have you ever thrown something out then wished you'd have at least looked it over for things you could have recycled it? Whatever it is, it can usually be recycled, one way or another.
Uses for Yogurt Containers
I hate just recycling the yogurt containers in the recycle bins, so here are a few things I use them for:
Make Your Own Disinfectant Wipes
Never buy disposable cleaning wipes again. Layer inexpensive coffee filters in a resealable container and pour in just enough multi-surface cleaner to dampen each one.
When planting cactus, use either kitchen tongs or welding gloves, depending on size.
Pack Your Lunch Instead of Eating Out
Making lunch or dinner at home instead of "grabbing a quick bite" at work, can easily save you $20 or more each week. Take your lunch to work every day and you'll find your $1,000.00 richer at the end of the year.
Keeping Drawer Organizers in Place
Every time I opened the drawer with the knives, spoons, and forks in the tray or utensil organizer, that entire plastic organizer would shift back and forth.
Having Hard Wired Telephone for Power Outages
You need a hard wired phone that is able to dial out. Just because your electricity is out, does not mean your phone will not work if you have a hard wired phone.
Tote bags are handy for carrying items while you are on-the-go. Make a sling bag to conveniently tote the essential tools for your daily work and play activities. Similar to a messenger bag, the handle hooks over your head and crosses over the body, leaving your hands free.
Bulbs Not Blooming
My spring/summer bulbs have not flowered. There are plenty of leaves, but nothing else. The bulbs are, tulip and daffodils. Any suggestions?
Rooting Confederate Jasmine
How do I root confederate jasmine?
Activity Ideas for Friend with a Broken Hip
Does any one have any advice on what to do with a friend with a broken hip? Perhaps you know of some sit down activities that can be done at home.
How do I remove the musty smell from books?
Cleaning Liquid Foundation Makeup Out of Satin Dress
How do I get liquid foundation out of my satin prom dress?
Tips for Drying and Storing Seeds
It is true that garden seeds germinate best when they are fresh. If dried and stored properly, some vegetable and flower seeds can remain viable for several years. Here are some tips for keeping them for as long as possible.
Scenery: Sunset (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
View of the sun setting from our condo balcony in Puerto Vallarta. It was winter so the sun was very far south. We couldn't see the actual sunset, but the reflection on the clouds was incredible.
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