August 21, 2011

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Closeup of Chinese orange chicken with orange slices on top.

Orange Chicken RecipesThis page contains recipes for orange chicken. We are all familiar with the ubiquitous Chinese buffet menu item, orange chicken. The flavor of oranges complements chicken dishes of may types and origins.


Woman Consulting Her Shopping List in the Supermarket

Creating a Food BudgetThis is a page about creating a food budget. Food is a large part of just about everyone's budget. Whether you eat out a lot or always make meals at home, knowing your food budget will help you maintain your household budget.


Many Bags of Colorful Dried Spices

Keeping Spices FreshThis is a page about keeping spices fresh. Some spices store better than others, but fresh spices are always best. Storing your herbs and spices properly is the best way to keep them fresh, especially with expensive spices like vanilla bean and saffron.


Peach pits and fruit on white background.

Growing Peach Trees from PitsThis is a page about growing peach trees from pits. Peach trees can be started from pits. Should you want to try growing your own trees from seed, there are some important steps to follow to improve your success.


Furious girl with a fly swatter.

Getting Rid of GnatsThis is a page about getting rid of gnats. Seeing spots zipping past your eyes? It could be the dreaded gnat. These tiny insects multiply rapidly and can become very annoying.


Furniture Being Sold at Estate Sale

Having an Estate SaleThis is a page about having an estate sale. Hosting an estate sale is, unfortunately, something most of us will have to do following a death of a loved one. Whether you are planning it by yourself or hiring someone else to plan it for you, it can be a daunting task.


Growing Gladiolus

Growing GladiolusThis is a page about growing gladiolus. Gladiolus are a popular summer flowering bulb. They make a dramatic statement in your garden with their tall spike of lovely flowers in many colors.


Collection of dried and canned foods including box of powdered milk.

Making Powdered Milk Taste BetterThis is a page about making powdered milk taste better. Using powdered milk can help you save money. It is also a good backup when you run out of regular milk. But powdered milk does not always taste as good to most of us.


Raccoon Getting into Birdfeeder

Getting Rid of RaccoonsThis is a page about getting rid of raccoons. Raccoons are very intelligent and can be cute when viewed from afar. However, they can also be messy and feisty pests to have around.


Plate of eggplant Parmesan.

Eggplant Parmesan (Parmigiana) RecipesThis page contains recipes for Eggplant Parmesan (Parmigiana). Eggplant Parmesan is a delicious meatless Italian dish. There are several ways to prepare this classic casserole.


Ball of various colored embroidery floss.

Organizing Needlework ThreadThis is a page about organizing needlework thread. Whether you embroider, cross stitch, do needlepoint, or crochet, keeping your thread supplies organized is important. If well organized, you will know what you have on hand for that next project.


Preventing Identity Theft, Thief in mask on Computer

Preventing Identity TheftThis is a page about preventing identity theft. Identity theft is becoming surprisingly common. There are many steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.


Fried Rice with ham

Fried Rice RecipesFried rice is a staple quick dinner choice. Not only is it fast and easy, but it is also a good way to use up extra meats and vegetables. This page contains recipes for fried rice.


Jewelry Box with Jewelry Spilling Out

Organizing JewelryThis is a page about organizing jewelry. Having a large jewelry collection is nice to have for dressing up or just everyday wear. However, it is easy to get necklaces and earrings tangled or lose track of other accessories.



Lady Bug PizzasLady Bug Pizzas are a good afternoon snack for kids after school. Your kids 5+ can help cook, and it doesn't ruin their appetites.


Wild Rabbit in Grass Field

Wild Rabbit (Mason County, WV)I took this picture of a wild rabbit in a grass field in Mason County, WV.


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Coupons vs. Store BrandsI like to clip coupons for products I use regularly. I've noticed that even with a coupon, the name brand item may still be more expensive than the generic store brand.


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My Frugal Life: Coupon ClassI recently went to a couple of Coupon Classes locally, my brother's wife was very interested. I wrote down a few things that I learned and then after reading it a few times decided I should share what I learned.


Man watering perennial bed with a watering can

Perennial Flower Garden MaintenanceTo keep your perennial flowers healthy and looking their best, you need to get in the habit of some routine maintenance. Here are some strategies that allow you to spend more time enjoying your garden, and less time working in it.


Fluffy a Himalayan Seal Persian Laying on the Bed

Fluffy (Himalayan Seal Persian)Fluffy is a 3 year old Himalayan Seal Persian. I adopted Fluffy when he was a year old from a family with lots of kids. He used to be quite timid because of the kids - not so anymore. He loves to sit on my keyboard tray while I am on the computer.



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Salmon Patty Recipes?Are there any good salmon patty recipes?


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Cleaning a White Coach Purse?How do I clean the outside of my Coach purse? It is off white and showing dirt quickly.


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Pet Parakeet Behavior?I just got two parakeets, one girl and a boy. My girl parakeet bites herself; why does she do that? I also noticed that my boy bird puts food in my girl bird's mouth. Then he rocks back in forth like he's dancing. Why do they do that? This is my first time having birds.


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Getting a Divorce When the Other Party Won't Sign?I have been separated for 14 years and the other party won't sign the divorce papers. They are now no longer any good. I live in Pennsylvania and he is in Maryland. What do I do? I want to remarry.


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Removing Fly Paper Glue from House Siding?Don't ask how it got there, but I now have orange glue on the white siding of our house. Any suggestions will be appreciated.


New Ice Maker Not Working?I just turned on my newly installed ice maker (Frigidaire Gallery), but there was only a short sound of water entering the unit. Do I have to purge the line or something? The unit is getting power and I did observe the fingers slowly rotating. Curious.


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Making Nylon Flower Hair Clips?Does anyone know where I can find teal colored or aqua colored nylon to make flowers? I want to make either a hair comb or hair clip with these types of flowers. Has anyone ever done this? Just trying to get ideas for my daughter's wedding party.


Removing Adhesive Residue from Glass?How do you get adhesive off of glass?


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Growing a Chocolate Soldier Plant from a Start?Where could I get a start of this plant? I have an indoor chocolate soldier plant, it has an orange bloom.


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Freezing Corn?How do you blanch corn on the cob and then cut it of the cob to freeze it? How long do I boil it and how long do I submerge it in an ice water bath?


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Eliminating Static in Fleece Blanket?Last year I purchased a poly blend microfleece blanket. While it is soft and very warm, I have a major problem, static. This blanket develops so much static that whenever I move in bed or shift the covers, sparks fly to the point that I have wondered if there is a chance of fire!


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Kitchen Paint Color Advice?My kitchen cupboards are stained cabernet (dark reddish stain), my counter tops are black, my window drapes are navy blue, and the flooring is off white with flecks and swirls of beigey tan going thru. My question is what color would you paint the walls?


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