May 18, 2011

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Recipes

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13-Bean Good Luck SoupTastes good and I always think of good luck when I make it! Wash the beans. Cover with water; add 2 tablespoons salt. Soak overnight.

 

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Crockpot Broccoli And RiceEasy and so good. Place all ingredients in a greased crockpot. Stir then cover. Cook in crockpot until rice is soft.

 

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Baked Chicken and Marinated Artichoke HeartsServe over a bed of fettuccine with a vinaigrette dressed salad on the side, and you have a nice and easy complete meal.

 

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Macaroni SaladThis salad has vegetables, macaroni, tomatoes, cheese and home made sauce! Is a great any time salad. Whenever I make it everyone wants the recipe.

 

Articles

Evening Beauty

Evening BeautyThis photo was taken outside in my garden one humid night...beautiful!

 

Brilliant Green

Scenery: Brilliant GreenThe light hit this meadow at just the right angle to bring out all the brillance of the green. I captured it out my car window.

 

Retrieving Jewelry Dropped in a Sink Drain, Water dripping in bathroom sink

Can Saving Water Save Electricity?After unplugging every gadget that wasn't being used, turning off every light that didn't need to burn, and replacing every appliance with an energy saving model, there still had to be an unseen way to save electricity. Saving water can save electricity as well.

 

Photo of Morro Rock

Scenery: Sunset (Morro Bay, CA)This photo was taken at sunset at Morro Bay, California. My fiance and I were on vacation there and I loved the way the sun set behind Morro Rock.

 

photo of Lefty cat

Lefty (Cat)Lefty is around 5 years old. The vet referred to her as a bunch of cats patched together. Lefty and her 4 siblings were found as we were driving on a country road on a very hot summer day.

 

Dog playing outside.

NaVaa (Miniature Schnauzer)NaVaa is a 4 year old Schnauzer. I received her right before Christmas 2006, and we have been inseparable ever since. She likes to play with a basketball outside, all by herself. Doesn't matter the weather.

 

Photo of a completed watermelon card.

Watermelon InvitationThis invitation is great for summer birthdays and parties. It's easy to make and a joy to receive.

 

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Using Oven to Cook HamburgersI raised four children, along with lots of friends and cousins, nieces and nephews. We always ate plenty of ground beef, and they all loved hamburgers and cheeseburgers.

 

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Treating Heel SpursHow do I cure heel spurs or prevent them from hurting so much?

 

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Fixing 1994 Buick LeSabre Transmission ProblemsWhen my 94 Buick is cold and I put in it in drive or reverse it bumps, but won't go forwards or reverse for about 10 to 15 minutes, till it warms up. Then once warmed up it goes into gear and works perfectly until it cools down, then same over again.

 

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What is the Best Way to Heat Shower Water?I have always turned on the hot water to heat before bathing/showering. I then turn on the cold water to adjust to my preference. My daughter keeps their faucet adjusted to one temperature and then turns it on. To me, this seems like a waste of hot and cold water.

 

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Finding the Title of a Children's BookWhen I was about 12, we found a book in an abandoned house out in the country. It may have been a french book, translated, of course. The story was about a young girl, maybe 15 or 16, she was the daughter of a gypsy woman. Her father was dead and he was from a wealthy family.

 

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Looking for Instructions for Slat Sun BonnetI'm looking for a pattern old fashioned slat sun bonnet. Does anyone have a pattern they can share or give instructions? Thank you.

 

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Removing Odors from MicrowaveI need to know how to get a smell out of my mircowave.

 

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Choosing the Best Lawnmower Height SettingI have read that it is best for your grass to set the lawnmower at it's highest setting. I have also heard just the opposite, that the lowest setting is best. So, I usually just keep mine in the middle. Is better have it higher or lower?

 

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Can I Make Leave in Conditioner from Bottled Cream Rinse?How can I make leave in hair cream rinse out of some of your hair cream rinse that you buy in big bottles? That way instead of buying 2 bottles, a person can just buy one. Thanks.

 

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Cleaning a CoinI have a coin that is tarnished and I would like it to be shiny again. I am not worried about it's value as a collectors item or anything. It's just regular old 50 cent piece that I would like to clean up.

 

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Joining Crochet Afghan BlocksWhen joining the blocks to make a crochet afghan, which method is better? Is there a notable difference between crocheting them together or sewing them together using a large eye needle and yarn? Is one method stronger than the other? Thanks.

 

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Looking for an Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese RecipeI need a easy mac and cheese recipe, stovetop preferably.

 

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Increasing the Shelf Life of Homemade Caramelized OnionsHow do you make caramelized onions that can be kept like chutneys or relishes? I would like to make small jars for a fete.

 

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Joining Yo Yos to Make a TableclothI have made dozens of yo yos and am thinking of sewing them together to make a tablecloth. What is the best type of stitch to use for this project? Or should I attach them to a foundation fabric?

 

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Using Chinaberry Leaves to Repel FleasCan you use Chinaberry leaves in your house for fleas with a house cat? Will it kill the cat to eat them?

 

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Pruning Rhododendrons and AzaleasWhen is the best time to prune rhododendrons and azaleas?

 

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Shopping for Liquid StarchWhere can I get liquid starch?

 

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Cleaning and Shining a Black BathtubWhat is the best product for cleaning a black bath tub and sink so they will be shiny?

 

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Getting Rid of KnotweedHow do I kill knotweed without killing the grass?

 

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Using Liquid Black Walnut to Treat Giardia in CatsI have 4 adult cats, 2 that have been diagnosed by my vet with giardia. The meds the vet gave me have not stopped the diarrhea. I also have four 3 month old kittens, 2 that have blood in their diarrhea. What dosage of liquid black walnut should I use?

 

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Replacing the Engine in a John Deere Riding MowerI am trying to replace a 7hp Kohler engine on old John Deere lawn tractor with 14hp Kohler. The 7hp clutch pulley is on the right side and the 14 hp is on left side. How can I make this work?

 

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Using Peppermint to Get Rid of MiceHow does peppermint help get rid of mice and can I use peppermint soap in the hole?

 

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Growing Tomatoes in ContainersHow often do you have to change the potting soil used to grow tomatoes in large pots on a patio?

 

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Choosing Acid Loving PlantsCan anyone recommend plants for planting under pines, spruce, etc.?

 

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Finding On-line Grocery CouponsI live in Canada, but I do my grocery shopping in the states. Can anyone tell me how to find coupons that I would be able to print off to use over there. Thank you.

 

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Pruning Fruit TreesWhen is the best time to prune fruit trees?

 

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Freezing Plain YogurtIs it okay to freeze plain yogurt to use for future cooking recipes? I've been wanting to try grilling my chicken in plain yogurt, but I'm not ready to start grilling yet and I found a great sale on it.Thank you!

 

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Looking for Recipes for Yogurt Grilled ChickenIf anyone knows of a recipe for grilling with plain yogurt it would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Moving Buttons on Blouse to Alter Bust SizeHas anyone ever moved the buttons on their blouse closer to the edge to have more room in the bust of the blouse? I am a size D cup, and have a terrible time finding blouses that fit. So, my fiance suggested moving the buttons over a bit.

 

Stalk type blue flower with yellow orange stamen

What Type of Flower is This?I found this flower in the park on my morning walk with my dog. It looks like some sort of lily, but I can't figure out what variety.

 

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Remedies for Dry MouthOK, after all these years is there anything new for dry mouth?

 

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Runaway English IvyI have a challenge for anyone, I planted the "English ivy" type vine for ground cover and it's taking over my house and choking out my plants. We did pull it out by the roots at one time, but it's back and now I want to get rid of it without hurting my plants.

 

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Calla Lilies Not BloomingI am having problems with something eating my calla's leaves, and no blooms. Is it the sandy soil? I had no problems in Ohio.

 

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