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July 16, 2011
Cleaning Oven Racks
This is a guide about cleaning oven racks. Cleaning your oven racks is no fun; it can be difficult to remove the burned on food drippings. Looking for easy ways to take on this often put off task?
Polishing and Cleaning Silverware
This is a guide about polishing silverware. Polishing silverware was a lot easier when the butler did it. Well cared for silverware makes for a beautiful table, but removing the tarnish and keeping it gleaming can seem like a lot of work.
Eggplant Leaves Wilting
What would cause an eggplant's leaves to wilt?
Getting Gum Out of the Dryer
How do you get pink, sticky, caked gum out of your dryer?
Making Cheese from Sour Milk
My husband and I went to the grocery about 6 hours ago, and we forgot the milk in the back of the truck. It's pretty hot and humid out today. So if the milk doesn't make it for drinking, can I use it to make cheese or something else?
Jetted Tub Won't Turn On
I cleaned my jetted tub, but now it will not turn on.
How do I to freeze vegetables?
Making Fabric Flowers
How do I make a fabric flower? It would be sewn on a nightgown to cover a stain.
Remedy for Smelly Front Load Washer
My front loading washer has the worst sour smell. I need some help. I bought the washer cleaner, but it did not phase the smell. I used Clorox bleach and used the hottest water and ran it through two loads, but that still did not fix it.
Finding a Professional Organizer
I am overwhelmed with trying to downsize and get organized and need help. I am in my 70s and have been in this 2 story colonial house for almost 50 years. How do I find a professional organizer that is reasonably priced?
Kenmore Elite Topload Washer Won't Always Begin Spin Cycle
We run at least a load a day and this happens once every week or two. Pushing the button again is usually rewarded with a brief spin, but it can take a few tries before a normal cycle begins.
Getting Rid of Weeds Without Herbicides
My entire back yard is virtually 100% weeds and I want to kill everything and start over and put lots of plants in and some grass, too. I have dogs and I won't use Roundup or other chemicals.
Remedy for Bee and Wasp Stings
What is the best remedy for wasp and bee stings?
Cooked Liver Has a Greenish Color
I cooked some calf liver and noticed the next day that some of it was a green color. It was well cooked and not expired and had only been in the fridge a few days. Is that normal?
Displaying Horse Competition Ribbons
My daughter is now 20 and moved out on her own about 8 months ago. As I'm re-doing her room I'm trying to figure out a way to keep and display "some" of the hundreds of horseback competition ribbons that she has hanging from every wall in her room.
Finding a Durable Material for a Picnic Table
I'd like to cover my picnic table and benches with decking. Every year I paint it, but it peels and looks horrible. Any ideas?
Keeping Flies Off Your Dog
This is a guide about keeping flies off your dog. Dogs that spend time outside are often bothered by biting flies. Are you looking for ways to protect your pet from these annoying insects?
Making a Butterfly Garden
Seeing a beautiful butterfly gracefully fluttering in the garden is a joyous experience. There are a variety of plantings that will encourage these delicate creatures to visit your garden. This is a guide about planting a butterfly garden.
Understanding the Papers for an Uncontested Divorce
My husband sent me divorce papers, uncontested, and there was nothing for me to sign. What do I do; what does this mean?
Recycled Gift Bag Card
When I receive gifts in gift bags, I always keep the gift bags with the idea of recycling them, either as a bag for another gift, or as inspiration for a craft project.
Hand Pollinating Melons
Is there any way I can pollinate my cantaloupe flowers by hand? The bee shortage is causing all my blossoms to go untouched. Out of 50 blooms so far, only 3-4 are setting fruit.
Getting Rid of Spiders in Shrubs
Our holly bushes and rose of Sharon bushes are overrun by spiders and their webs, how would I get rid of them?
Dog Wetting Its Own Bed
I have a 8 year old Pit Bull. She has never had a peepee problem before, but now she keeps wetting her own beds (3 of them in different parts of the house). She has a doggie door and can go out anytime she wants. She even does it while we're home.
Cleaning Garden Tools
I have a number of gardening tools that need a good cleaning and de-rusting. Can any one out there give me some ideas? The more organic, the better! Thanks.
Growing Vegetables in a Greenhouse
How do you grow vegetables in a hothouse? I would like to grow them in the winter.
Qualifying for Social Security Survivor's Benefits
My son's father passed away before my son was born. Can my son still receive survivor benefits even if his father did not sign his birth certificate?
Hydrangea Blooms Won't Open
My ever-blooming hydrangea has blooms, but they won't open.
Is Grape Seed Extract Toxic to Dogs?
I had been reading up on foods that a dog should never have sometime ago. I was surprised to learn that grapes and raisins are toxic to canines. Would that include the grape seed extract? It is an ingredient in Vitahound.
Teaching A Child How To Drive
My children have recently become teenagers but for the past year I have been sharing with them driving safety as we travel places. I only see them about once a month but you can make sharing driver safety a point to make on a trip.
"Hamburger" Decorated Cake
Make a simple box cake into a huge "hamburger" cake by adding a few modifications. I used 9 inch round tins to bake yellow cake and cut them in half to form hamburger buns.
Cleaning a Laptop Keyboard
Even cigarette ashes are bad for the keyboard, also cat hair, dander, and dust. I used to turn the keyboard upside down and gently tap it on the garbage can. A lot of stuff fell out.
Easy Apple Pork Chops!
This is a great, easy recipe for pork chops that even a picky eater will not be able to resist!
Marco Piggy Piggy (Guinea Pig)
Marco Piggy Piggy is a 3 month old guinea pig. I got Marco from a locally owned pet store in my city. I've had him for about two months. He was born March 29th.
Painting An Old T-Shirt
If you're tired of an old drab t-shirt, paint it. Iron freezer paper onto the front of the shirt you are going to put your design on. Gently cut out design, then gently pull the cut design away.
Removing Cutting Board Stains
Use a fresh lemon to remove stains from a plastic cutting board. Squeeze the juice from one lemon on the cutting board and allow it to sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then rinse.
Scenery: A Welcome Sight (New Hampshire)
After biking out in the wilds of New Hampshire, we came across this very welcome sight in the middle of nowhere!
Sweet Potato Puff
Too good to save for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Very rich and sweet!
Unplug For a While
I stopped watching broadcast and cable television about a year ago, and it has been an interesting experience. I paid for both Internet access and television over cable and my bill has been cut in half since I cancelled the television side.
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