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Removing Mats from a CatThis is a page about removing mats from cats. Long haired cats can have mats that are tough to get rid of.
Organizing LegosThis is a page about organizing legos in your home or child's room. Legos are wonderful toys that help kids (and adults) stay busy and use their imagination. They also can create quite a mess.
Rhubarb CrispThis is an easy recipe. It tastes good, and you can modify to your taste. Rhubarb is actually a perennial vegetable, not a fruit. Most people are not aware of this, so you can have some fun with it.
Romaine SaladWe eat a lot of lettuce type salads, and my husband prefers romaine lettuce to anything else. This one is tangy and good.
Cheesy Bread SticksThese are great with spaghetti, lasagna or other 'Italian' dishes. Kids love them.
Mike's Polynesian BBQ SauceThis is a very easy BBQ sauce to put together. It has a nice variety of flavors and goes well with all sorts of meats. The aroma of it's cooking is enough to make your mouth water just anticipating the taste.
Mustard-Baked ChickenYummy and easy to make!
Butterfinger CrunchGot this recipe from a dear friend several years ago. I used to make this in large quantities to feed hungry teenagers at our church. It was a favorite of the kids.
Homemade MayonnaiseHomemade mayonnaise is so much better than store-bought! It's very easy, too, since the blender does all the work. You just have to have a fairly steady hand and drizzle the oil in slowly.
Chocolate Pots De CremeMy Aunt was a great cook. We all loved her desserts as well as her Thanksgiving dinners and home made waffles, strawberry jam, and apple butter - just to name a few favorites from my childhood.
Create Beachy HairSomewhere on TV, I saw a personality talk about how she gets the "beachy" look in her hair - She said that she just twisted her hair while it was drying to create those loose waves. I just succeeded in doing the same, using some finishing spray to give my hair some body!
Texas Blue (Catahoula Leopard Dog)Texas Blue is a 4 year old Catahoula Leopard dog. Blue was wandering the streets, and didn't know where she lived. She was a 4 month old "scared to death" puppy, when we first saw her.
Book Review: The Pill Book Guide To Medication For...Several years ago my personal physician showed me a book he had purchased about animal care. I left there, went to my local book store, and ordered two copies. The book was a paperback and back then under $10.00
Wildlife: GoatThe goat was posing for me to take photos. She was really showing off. LOL
Large Juice Can as Charcoal ChimneyYesterday, I wanted to barbecue for the first time this year. I realized that I had no lighter fluid and really needed to start the coals up quickly. I thought of those charcoal starter chimneys and remembered I had a can of juice in my pantry.
Petunias for Mother's DayMy son gave these beautiful flowers to me for Mother's Day. They are so pretty. I just love flowers, and these are doing so wonderfully.
Ashley, Tay Tay, and Baby (Guinea Pigs)Ashley, Tay Tay, and Baby are under 4 month old Guinea Pigs. We always go by the animal shelter to give contributions of some sort or just to look at the babies there. We saw these darlings there, and now they are at our house.
Garden: My First Stargazer LilyThis is the first Stargazer lily I ever grew. Mr. Cottontail had it for a midnight snack that night. I love that I have this picture to remind me of the beautiful flower. Hope it comes back next year!
Recycle Cookie ContainersI recently helped a friend clean her kitchen during a surgery recovery. While she was chatting with me, I gathered some cookie and cake containers for recycling. I snagged them for my own use.
Simplify Your Beauty BagThink you can't survive without your must-have pricy eye cream or moisturizer? Your skin will survive for a few months, maybe even longer, on lower priced skin care products you can find at the drugstore.
Special BeesA number of years ago I had a late flowering humming bird plant that had black and yellow bees all over it. They don't sting, but stayed busy until the first freeze, and then disappeared until this year.
Check Children's Hair For Lice After Carnival RidesChildren's hair can easily transfer lice when they are sitting close together, on rides such as carnival rides, such as roller coasters. Going through the hair with a lice comb should take care of any potential problems.
Scenery: The Fire Brigade of Greater BaltimoreWe had the pleasure of hearing and seeing The Fire Brigade Pipes and Drums of Greater Baltimore. It was awesome! The last song they played still rings sweet in my ears.
Cleaning a Crock PotAfter using my crock pot, I had a "cooked on, dried up" mess. I filled the crock up with water, added a drop of dish washing detergent, then turned it on low. After I came home in a few hours, I turned it off and let it cool.
Missionary Ridge (Colorado)See nature's recovery from the fire a few years ago. Those are aspens, a natural firebreak that were burned. The other one is at the very top of the same mountain, that we like to go up on during the warm month to the cool air.
Stopping Brain Freeze After Icy TreatsTo relieve the effect of a brain freeze when eating or drinking something icy cold, just press your tongue against the roof of your mouth. Stops it almost instantly.
Lightening Dyed Hair?I recently colored my gray hair with Just For Men and it came out a little too dark. What is the simplest way to now lighten it a little?
Lemons Falling Off the Tree?This semi-dwarf Meyer lemon tree is losing the fruit. Can anyone tell me why? It had hundreds of blooms. It set many lemons, and now more than 3/4ths of them have fallen off. There are still several larger fruit hanging on.
Getting Rid of Mushrooms in Lawn?How do I kill wild mushrooms in my lawn?
Removing Multiple Layers of Paint from Wood Work?How should I remove layers of old paint from wood before I repaint it?
Removing Skunk Smell a Live Trap?How do you remove skunk smell from a metal cat trap?
Freezing or Canning Bell Peppers?Can you freeze or can bell peppers?
Amending Sandy Soil?Several years ago we had renters in the house I live in now. The soil is very, very sandy and some of the plants they planted are desert type plants and doing well. I would also like to plant different things, something with some color, however nothing seems to grow well.
Buying Liquid Detergent in Extra Large Containers?Are there any stores that carry bulk (50-100 gallons) detergent that you can fill up your house hold size containers time and again, rather than buying yet another larger bottle for refilling your house hold size bottle?
Potted Japanese Maple Losing Its Leaves?I have a Japanese maple that has been in a pot for 5 years and has flourished every year until this year. I happened to notice that it was dropping its leaves. Could this have something to do with the cool, damp spring we have experienced on our coast or could it be root bound?
Cooking a Large Amount of Rice?What is the proper way of cooking a larger amount of rice maybe 15-20 kilograms, so that it will be completely cooked yet not sticky?
Advice on Buying HUD Homes?I want to buy a low cost home here in Dallas (under $85K). Yes, I know that is funny. Most of the homes I qualify for seem to be HUD homes. There seems to be a "system" that I am not aware of in terms of actually scoring one.
Front Door Color Advice?Our house in brown trimmed with terra cotta mix used brick. It has a shake roof. What color should the solid front door be for accent?
Remedy for Toddler With Diarrhea and Diaper Rash?My 2 yr old daughter has pale diarrhea and has a really bad diaper rash. What can I do for her?
Recipes for Ramen Noodles Without Using the Seasoning Packets?I have high blood pressure, so I can't have lots of salt. I like ramen noodles plus they're cheap, but I can't have all that sodium. Is there any way to make ramen noodles taste great with out using the salty seasoning? Thanks.
Making the Pork Cracklings for Mofongo?This is a hard one, mofongo is the mashed plantains, but the meat that goes with it is a pork cracklings. I want to make the chunks of pork that go with it. They are pieces of pork, but how are they made? They are placed on top of the mashed plantain.
Removing Ink from Paper?I have a piece of old paper, that was written on 2 months ago with a black ballpoint pen. How can I remove this ink from the paper without removing the original quality of paper?
Advice for Dealing With a Verbally Abusive Spouse?I have been married to my husband for 25 years. We started out rocky and it only got worse. Over the years he has gone through the usual cycle of calmness and then the verbal and emotional abuse, even to our grown daughters. Is there any advice that can be offered?
Planting a Dried Peach Pit?I dried out peach pits last year. All the info I can find is for fresh pits. Will the information stay the same? Or do I just plant them and hope for the best?
Packing One Bag for a Weekend Holiday?How many outfits do I pack in one bag? Don't forget the hairdryer, the straightening iron, soap, hairbrush, comb, shampoo/conditioner, makeup, and cream for the face. I am just trying to pack everything in one bag. Thanks.
Can I Serve Banana Splits in Paper Hot Dog Boats?I need a dish to serve banana splits in for my Red Hat party. Does anyone know if the paper/light-weight cardboard "boats" (like the ones hot dogs or fries are served in) are waterproof enough to serve an ice cream dessert? If not, any other ideas of a dish to use?
Removing Stains from Colored Underwear?Does anyone know how to get out stains in colored underwear? The white ones can be soaked in bleach water but the colored ones can't!
Remedy for Pimples and Oily Skin?I am just 15 years old, but my face is full of pimples and my skin is oily. Please suggest something to get rid of the pimples and oily skin.
Cleaning Laminate Cabinets Without Streaking?I have brand new laminate cabinets. I try to clean them and they show streaks. What product or cleaning technique can I use to eliminate the streaks?
Paint Color Advice for Kitchen and Adjoining Family Room Paneling?I am painting my cabinets white and want to know if it is a good idea to paint the adjoining family room paneling the same as the walls in kitchen? One wall in kitchen is plain and flows into the family room. What color for paneling?
Growing Tangelos?Is there anything to put into the soil around a tangelo tree to sweeten the fruit?