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Hot Chicken SaladAnother great chicken salad recipe.
Stuffed Squash CasseroleLove the stuffing mix in this recipe.
Deeli's Homemade GuacamoleIf you like heat in your guacamole, add one small seeded and finely diced jalapeno.
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth For AntsWe have 2 cats and small children around and even if we didn't have the cats or the small children, I wouldn't want to use the chemicals and poisons that are in insect repellants, sprays, traps etc. that are being sold in today's markets.
Selecting a WatermelonTo select a watermelon, I use the thumping method by knocking on one with my knuckles. If it has a hollow sound to it, it usually is very sweet.
Recycled CrayonsI threw my daughter an arts and crafts party for her 3rd birthday. For favors, I made each child their own set of personalized crayons spelling out their own name.
Removing Glue ResidueYou probably won't believe it, but the best thing I know to remove sticky residue from labels and tags is fly spray! Yep, your everyday, garden variety fly spray. Spray some on a paper towel and rub the sticky area.
Solar Lights For Night FishingDuring our July 4th holiday weekend, I wanted to go night fishing with the boyfriend. His protest - no money in the budget for a lantern. My answer - use the 99 cents LED solar pathway lights I had purchased on sale.
Cleaning Laptop KeyboardI use an old blush brush that has been washed and dried to swish away dust and things off my laptop
Keep Dust Mites Off Your Bed NaturallyWhen I change the sheets on my bed, I place a clothes softener sheet on each corner of the clean mattress pad. Then I put the fitted sheet over that, followed by the top sheet. Dust Mites hate the smell, so they stay away!
Sharpening a Handheld Can Opener BladeThis is a page about sharpening the blade of a handheld can opener.
Buying a new can opener every time the blade gets dull can be expensive and wasteful. Perhaps the blade can be sharpened extending the life of the tool.
Chopsticks for Snacks One night I was struck by the urge to indulge my a Jalapeno Cheetos craving. Not wanting to have orange, cheesy laptop keys, I came up with this solution. I got out my chopsticks - problem solved.
Tomato Plant Turning Black?I potted a tomato plant in a white bucket and filled it with soil a little over half full and put it on the porch as we live on the second floor on a busy street. I noticed the plant itself was turning a dark color. I gave it some Miracle Gro and the bottom leaves on the plant went yellow so I took those off.
What is This Flower? (Balsam)What is this flower?
Getting Rid of Ajuga?The creeping, invasive ajuga is taking over my back yard lawn. It is very persistent. Any advice out there? Thank you.
Remedies for Dark Oily Skin?I have got a problem. The thing is that I have brown, oily skin. I want to remove the oiliness on my skin and also to make my skin whiter. Could you give me any ideas? (Please don't tell me to use any whitening creams or something.) I want a homemade product.
Back to School Clothes?I am a mother of a 16 year daughter. She is in need of new school clothes. We live on an income of $585 per month for the three of us. This includes my husband, also.
Making Triangular Steam Mop Covers?Does anyone know how to make triangular steam mop covers? I go through so many each time I clean that I would like to have more on hand. They are washable, but I would like to have more on hand. I can knit and sew, but not crochet.
Air Conditioner Breaker Will Not Reset?What is the cause for an AC breaker not resetting? The fan runs, but compressor unit outside will not?
Freezing Celery?Can you freeze fresh celery? I buy it by the bunch, but cannot use all of it before it is just not usable. Can you process and freeze?
Making a Fin on a Fish Costume?Do you have any idea how I can make a fish fin on a little girl's back for a VBS costume?
Making Pom Pom Pillows and Rugs?I am looking for the pattern to make pom pom pillows and rugs. I need all the information, how to make the loom, and how to make the pillow tops/rugs. I made one about 40 years ago...
Cleaning Up a Gas Spill?How can I clean up from a small gas spill in the garage?
GFCI Circuit Breaker Won't Reset?I have a breaker in my house that has a "test" button on it. It tripped and won't reset. I have checked and the only thing in my house that doesn't have electricity is one outlet in our bathroom. I replaced the outlet.
Storage Ideas for a Small Kitchen?I am moving to a new place and unfortunately the kitchen has little storage space, no kitchen cabinets and little counter space. Does anyone have solutions or ideas for what to do in place of cabinets or how to go about putting in some?Thanks so much.
Dishwasher Maintenance?How can I keep my dishwasher running smoothly?
Improving Garden Soil?The soil in my garden seems lifeless. What causes your garden soil to loose nutrients? Vegetables grow, but not to their potential. It just seems lifeless. I am going to test the soil and hopefully be able to add what it is lacking. Thanks for feedback.
What is this Flower? (Bat Plant)Can someone identify a plant for me?
Reusing, Reviving, Repairing Old Batting?Is it realistic to revive batting once it starts to separate? I've taken apart old worn quilts and have loads of used batting. I'd really love some ideas on how to reuse, revive, re-fluff, smooth it out, etc. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Getting Out of a Car Lease?I am currently am leasing a vehicle and wondered how I can get out of the lease. We also travel a lot now so it is not feasible to have a lease. Does anyone have any ideas?
Keeping Coffee Grounds Fresh?The coffee can recommends refrigeration for unused coffee grounds. I have been letting the can sit in the pantry. I don't have room in my frig. Can I freeze the grounds to keep them fresh? A can lasts me a long time. Thanks in advance.
Growing Pumpkins?How do you tell the difference between male and female pumpkin plants?