September 11, 2011

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Hot Mulled CiderA fall and winter favorite!

 

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Impossible Coconut PieI like this. It's sweet and yummy, but not overly sweet.

 

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Ham LoafVery easy and hearty meal. Mix and shape into a loaf in shallow baking pan. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

 

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24 Hour Pea SaladA recipe my step-mother used to make. Very good.

 

Articles

Hazy Sunset in San Diego, CA

Hazy Sunset (San Diego, CA)My Brother and I were just looking across the bay at downtown, San Diego. The fog was rolling in right as the sun was setting and I thought it was very beautiful the way all the pinks and blues mixed together.

 

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Use Sand Paper for Toilet Bowl Mineral StainsTrying to get rid of those stubborn sink and toilet mineral deposits? Use a superfine grit sandpaper and gently run a folded corner around the faucet or drain area with the hard water or mineral deposits and voila, they are gone!

 

Purple and Yellow Viola Flower

ViolaThis pretty little herb is called a viola. Grown by my husband in a pot on our front porch, this tastey morsel is great in salads as well as a breath-freshener on the way out the door. It tastes a lot like mint!

 

Dog leash in hand

Leads for Dogs Need to Be Easily SeenWhen shopping for a lead, buy one that is easily seen, even at night. This is not for traffic only, it is for the dog's welfare also. To their mind, it is a scary thing to begin leash training and not know what it is you are hooked up to.

 

Robin splashing in cement flower shaped birdbath

How to Choose a BirdbathFew things are more attractive to birds than a safe place to bathe, drink, and socialize with other birds. The birdbath you choose doesn't need to be fancy, but there are a few things to consider in a year 'round attraction for your backyard feathered friends.

 

Finished Halloween jean bag, complete with face and belt.

Blue Jean Halloween ToteAlter a child-size pair of blue jeans into a Halloween treat tote, child's purse, favor, or gift bag. By cutting off the legs and the side seams, the bag is transformed into a miniature tote perfect for a child's hands.

 

Questions

Brown and white short haired dog on a tie out at the park.

What Breed is My Dog?We are trying to figure out what breed Rocky is; he is now 2.5 years old, 70-72 lbs. He is very loyal and loving to his family but not so trusting with others. He does not bark without a reason. He is very alert and curious about his surroundings. He loves to play, chasing the ball in the park.

 

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The Imelda Marcos of TiesAside from flowers, head bands, lamp shade covers, book covers, quilts, dresses and belts, what cute craft ideas are there for old men's neck ties? My husband is the one I refer to in the title and I need to repurpose some of his collection.

 

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Repairing a Rip in a Microfiber CouchI have a microfiber couch that has a rip in the seat cushion. The hard part is the cushion is attached to the couch and won't come up so I cannot just put a piece of fabric under it. Any suggestions for what I can do? Also what should I use?

 

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Best Cat Litter for Odor ControlI have only 1 cat, but the odor from her litter box is very unpleasant. We scoop at least once a day or every other day, but the smell is still bad. I've tried several different kinds of litter and thought the last brand I bought (Arm and Hammer Double Duty) worked. It did for a little while, but it stills smells bad.

 

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Most Economical Time to Run Large AppliancesWhat is the most economical time to use a washing machine and dishwasher?

 

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5 o'clock is Staring You in the Face, Quick Meal IdeasYou've ordered pizza, picked up subs 3 times this week, you're low on patience and are totally out of noodles. The kids are melting down because they are hungry, what are your top 3 "Make in a Flash" meal solutions outside of breakfast for dinner?

 

Pink pastel dinner plate.

Finding Promotion Pink Pastel Dinnerware from...I bought pink pastel dishes as a Easter promo item at a Target store. The brand name on my pink dishes is Home. I would like to complete my set. Where can I purchase these dishes?

 

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Growing OnionsHow do I grow large onions and what type of soil do they prefer? I would also like to know what treatment to the soil am I required to make to fulfill the criteria.

 

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Ideas for Coffee Table AccessoriesI just rearranged our living room and would like some ideas about what to place on the 2 end tables, besides lamps. I want minimal clutter and I have 4 grandchildren, ranging in age from 3-7, so it needs to be things that are not fragile or something they shouldn't have.

 

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Graduation Gift IdeasMy son is graduating university with the highest degree, to land him a great job. What do I get for him? I want to show him in the gift how proud of him I am.Any suggestions from experience?

 

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Maytag Washer Not Draining and Displaying Suds and F21 CodesI have a Maytag Performance series front load washer. It keeps reading "suds" and then goes to f21 and won't drain. What can I do?

 

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Birthday Gift Ideas for Boyfriend Who Likes Hunting and FishingMy boyfriend and I have been going out for over a year. He is turning 16 and is a real southern boy; he likes hunting and fishing. I want to do something for him, I but I don't have a lot of money. What should I do for him for his birthday? I need help.

 

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Painting Over Varnished TrimI have brown, I think varnished (it has a shiny coat on it, I assume it's varnish), trim in my bathroom. I want to paint it white and was hoping I wouldn't have to do any sanding before hand. Can I add Kilz or some type of primer to the area before I paint and avoid sanding?

 

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Pressure Canning BeansAt what pressure do you can green beans?

 

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Ninja Master Prep Recipe Booklet Not With ProcesserI bought a Ninja yesterday and there isn't one recipe with it. Is there a recipe booklet that goes with it? It seems like mine must have been forgotten.

 

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Adult Co-ed Birthday Party Theme IdeasI was giving a birthday party for a couple of my family members of different ages and sex. But it's hard for me to chose a theme.

 

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Crafts Using Wooden SpoolsI would like ideas for using wooden spools.

 

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Difficulties Recycling GlassFor the last several years, all of our local recycling centers have been refusing glass jars and bottles, saying there's no market for them. Is this nationwide? Is there any hope of a resurgence in the market? I'm running out of uses for empty glass jars!

 

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Small Flying Pin Size BugsI have tiny pin size, all black, flying bugs that are everywhere including the litter boxes. What are they and how can I get rid of them?

 

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Trumpet Vine Not Growing Very FastI live in zone 7-8. I have two trumpet vines that are only 5-6 inches tall, and it's already September. The smallest gets morning sun and afternoon shade. The bigger one, which I can actually tie to my trellis, gets morning shade and afternoon sun. They are so small. What am I doing wrong?

 

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