August 27, 2011

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A skillet supper with hamburger, cheese and macaroni.

Hamburger Mish-Mac Melt>This is a one pan, easy to throw together idea that only uses a few ingredients that you can adapt to what ever you have on hand, and a good way to use up those partial bags of pasta in the pantry!


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Two Ingredient CakeThis is super easy, and if you have no eggs but want a cake, this is the recipe to use.



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Fight Foot Odor With CoffeeThis was one of the most interesting experiments I ever did before with my shoes and boots. I got curious one day. I kept buying foot powder that was too expensive and would cause allergic reactions to my skin, even if I'm wearing socks.


Liquid Pet Meds - medicine dropper bottle

Ask for Liquid Pet MedicationsA co-worker shared this great tip with me. She, like so many of us, has trouble shoving pills down her cats, so she asks the vets for liquid forms of any medications.


Hang extra hangers on a closet rod in the shower.

Spare Room for HangersBecause I am a crafter, I am always needing hangers. But, even with a 6 by 6 foot walk in closet, my clothes take up one side and the vests half made take up the other. So, I got a $.97 curtain rod and nailed one side to the wall, hanging the other side on the shower rod.


Closeup of Chompers the Pomeranian

Chompers (Pomeranian)Chompers is a 6 year old Pomeranian. I worked with a woman who had way too many pets and was pregnant. When she had her daughter, she got overwhelmed and started getting rid of pets.


Little Deschutes River Sunriver, OR

Scenery: Little Deschutes River (Sunriver Resort, OR)This is the Little Deschutes River. We were on vacation at Sunriver Resort Oregon, bicycling around the airport when we came upon this lovely scene. There was a bench where we could sit down and rest.


A pet stain under black light.

Use Black Light To Find Set-In StainsI know my dog had an accident in a bedroom, but I couldn't find where the stain was since it blended in to the carpet so well. A black lightbulb in a lamp allowed me to see where the stain was so I could make sure I was cleaning the right spot.



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Lovebird Not Laying Eggs?I have a pair of lovebirds. I bought them in 2009 and the female has never laid any eggs. Is there anything I can do?


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Chicken Recipes for a Large Group?I need some ideas for cooking chicken for a large group. Thanks.


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Making Scones Using Jiffy Mix?I wonder if someone has a recipe using Jiffy Mix to make scones.


Top of plant with what appears to be a tall multibranched flower spike.

What Is This Plant?Could anybody help me identify this plant? Is this growth normal and what do I do with it?


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Planting New Grass Seed After Killing Crab Grass?I killed some crab grass with bleach, how soon can I plant new grass seed?


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African Violet Growing Long Brown Stems?I have several African violets that are healthy and bloom a great deal. Their heads (made up of leaves and flowers) are very large. They are also outgrowing their pots. Two of the larger plants look like they are growing over the sides of their pots on large stems.


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Removing Moth Ball Odor From a House?I am moving into a home that was occupied by an elderly couple who had an extreme fondness for mothballs. The entire house reeks of the odor. How can I remove, not mask with Febreze or the like, but actually remove the odor permanently without tearing out the entire interior of the house.


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Making a Crochet Plarn Rug?I would like to make a rug using plastic grocery bags. I need a crochet pattern. Thank you.


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Cleaning Hardwood Floors After Removing Carpeting?My question is about cleaning wood floors after carpeting is removed. We don't have the funds for a professional to do it, so how do I clean and prep wood floors after the carpeting has been removed from 2 rooms in the house?


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Cleaning Gas Stove Burners?Can I clean the burners on my gas stove to improve gas flow? One is uneven and the other doesn't light at all.


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Planning a 25th Wedding Anniversary Party?I need inexpensive ideas to celebrate a 25th anniversary, gifts, food, and decor.


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Removing Soiled Food Odor from Freezer?My 8 yr old son and I have been caught up in the rioting in London. After 2.5 weeks we have been able to come home. The power was out for a long time and then came back on. The food in my freezer had defrosted, gone moldy, then refrozen when the power went back on.


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Growing Vegetables in Plastic Containers?I grew vegetables in plastic containers this year. And somebody said eating veggies from plastic containers isn't healthy. I got these at the flea market. I suspect they came from a nursery. Am I OK to eat these as I did this year?


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Stovetop Espresso Not Making a Full Pot?When I make espresso on the stove not all the water comes up and I end up with half a pot of espresso.


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Dog Peeing on Rosebush?I have a large dog. My mother just passed and my sister and I planted a yellow rosebush in memory of her. My dog won't stop urinating on it. The leaves are turning brown. Is there anything I can try to get him to stop?


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"Romance of the Sea" Silverplate Storage Box by Wallace Silversmiths?I found an amazing silver chest today. It is a wooden sea blue chest with silverplate feet of carved seahorses and a silverplate clam shell for the handle. It also has silverplate, "pearls" around the bottom of the chest.


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Canning Soup Containing Cabbage?Can I can homemade soup with cabbage in it?


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Making a Name Badge Holder from a Necktie?Any ideas on how to make a name badge holder from a man's necktie?


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