September 17, 2011

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Tzatiki Sauce for GyrosIf you are a fan of Greek gyros, those wonderful sandwiches of thin sliced lamb, tomatoes, lettuce, and onions served in a pita bread, this is the sauce that goes on them - or my version of it which, of course, I think is the best one.

 

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Garbanzo Bean SaladFor a completely different flavor experience you can switch the parsley with 1/4 cup of fresh chopped cilantro and lime juice for the lemon juice instead.

 

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Barbecued HamburgersLove the sauce this meat is cooked in. Good for topping when meat is cooked!

 

Articles

Recycled glass bottle decorated with dripped wax.

Craft: Fragrant Wax BottleI like to recycle glass bottles, such as soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, etc. into decorative glass bottles. Here is one I made using scented candles to drip onto the bottle.

 

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Cleaning a Dirty Dryer Lint TrayA build up of residue especially from fabric sheets is hard to remove from the screen of you lint tray for your dryer. I found a bleach stick at the dollar store and squirted the gel on the screen.

 

Glass lids on top of measuring cup and other bowls.

Using Glass Lids To Cover Food in the MicrowaveAwhile back I dropped my one and only glass pot and shattered it. I stuck the lid in a cabinet and forgot all about it. A few weeks ago while doing a little fall cleaning, I came across it again and used it to cover something I was making in the microwave.

 

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Have It Your Way PizzaThe other evening, after a long and very unsuccessful garage sale, my husband and I were craving a quick and easy meal, pizza. However, because we had taken in so little cash, we were loathe to spend the $22.00 our local pizzeria charges for our favourite "loaded" veggie pizza.

 

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Soothing Dry Skin on DogsOur Beagle starts scratching anywhere he can reach by late summer. Other than scratching for him, we found at least a helpful solution. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of mineral oil at feeding time.

 

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Freeze Sauteed Veggies For Quick Cooking LaterIf you think about it, a lot of recipes start the same way, sauteing onions with, depending on the cook, garlic, celery, carrots, or peppers. You probably have your own preference that you use more than any other.

 

Add plant to hand-painted pot

Hand-painted Terra Cotta PotChristmas (or any occasion) is getting closer, and it is time to start making some homemade gifts. This hand-painted terra cotta flower pot can make a nice gift for a colleague or friend.

 

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Simple Halloween Costumes for an Office GroupI am looking for a super easy idea for office Halloween costumes for a group of 6 or 7 people. Last year we all dressed as usual and carried signs saying "Nudists on Strike!". I am looking for something simple like that. Anyone?

 

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Removing Stains from a Microsuede SofaWe recently bought a microsuede couch, and about a week after it was delivered, stains started appearing on it. I don't know what kind of stains they are, just darker spots on the fabric. I think they may be from milk (my daughter uses a sippy cup at times), that was spilled.

 

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Removing Dye from SkinI am a beautician and do eye tinting. I would like to know what you can recommend to remove dye from skin?

 

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Removing Nandina ShrubsIs there anything you can put on nandina bushes to kill them without having to dig them up? There are too many at our rental property. We have tried Epson salt, but that did not work, like we were told it would. Please help.

 

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Getting Rid of an Intelligent MouseI just inherited a house and to our disgust and surprise I have noticed that we have a mouse (or mice). We see droppings, they ate the bread out of the bread box, and even ate the trash out of our garbage can in the kitchen, leaving behind urine and droppings.

 

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Tinted Glasses Too DarkMy glasses are tinted just a little too dark. Does anyone have any ideas to lighten them a little?

 

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Replacement Frame for a Sofa BedWhere can I find a bed frame only for a pull out sofa bed?

 

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Boiling Potatoes and Eggs TogetherDoes boiling potatoes with your eggs add flavor?

 

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Problems with Google VoiceI have Google voice and the system has had a lot of problems. It has been down off and on for weeks, for calls in the US, and to other countries. I finally got through to Germany, but the audio was poor! What can cause this problem? Thank you!

 

Small dolls with yellow capes made from cloths.

Doll Clothing Made from J ClothsI am trying to get some information on craft fair items, that I remember from way back. They were made using 2 "J" cloths and a small poem was attached. Normally they were sold for fundraising at fairs or school fetes.

 

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Buying Carolina Blue Spruce TreesI am trying to locate a supplier of Carolina blue spruce trees. I have a few I bought years ago (Home Depot) that tolerate full sun in the South and are still thriving. I am building a new house and am very eager to add them to my new landscaping, but I have not been able to locate any.

 

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Residue from Cast Iron Pot in StewMy friend gave me a cast iron Dutch oven. I made a beef stew in it. It appeared as though some old gook from the pot had made its way into the stew. It looked kind of greenish. Does it mean that the pot is no good?

 

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Kitchen Counter and Wall Color AdviceI have a mocha glaze kitchen cabinets. I am trying to choose a granite counter top. I need to decide between black galaxy and verde butterfly a dark green. My floor and back splash are both beige. I would also like some ideas for wall paint colors.

 

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Manual for Singer 2404 Sewing MachineI need a manual for a Singer 2404 sewing machine. I just purchased it at a yard sale. If anyone has one for free, or if I could make copies and send it back, or knows where I can get one, please let me know. Thanks.

 

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Shepherd's Pie RecipeDoes anyone have a shepherd's pie recipe?

 

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Wood Under Formica Countertop Has Gotten Wet and SwollenI have Formica counters and water has gotten thru the seams where the Formica has been joined. The wood underneath has swollen and the Formica has swollen along with it. The idea that I have is out of the box.

 

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Dog Possessive With Chew ToyI like to give my 4 year old male Dachshund a bone to chew because I think it helps to clean the tartar from his teeth. The only time he chews on it is right before bedtime. When he has his bone, he will growl and bite anyone that comes near him.

 

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Craft Ideas Using a George Foreman GrillAnyone have any cool craft ideas for something to create using my worn out Teflon George Foreman grill?

 

Using Hand Soap for Getting Rid of AphidsWill liquid a hand soap dissolved in water kill aphids?

 

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Getting a Free or Inexpensive RefrigeratorI'm a single mother of two and I needed help getting a refrigerator. I really need help. I'm about to move. Does anyone know where I might be able to get one cheaply or for free?

 

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Riding Mower Engine Keeps Shutting OffMy John Deere mower keeps cutting off after the engine warms up. I can cut grass for about 3 minutes, then it will start cutting off. I don't want to have to keep cranking the engine. It will turn over, but will shut off again. Any ideas?

 

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Cleaning Glass Fireplace DoorsHow do you clean build up off of glass fireplace doors?

 

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Giving an Old Wooden Table a Shabby Chic LookI have a very old wooden table and have been removing white paint from it. I would like to give it a shabby chic look. How will I do this?

 

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Saving a Split TreeCan a split poplar tree be saved?

 

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Crocheted Doll PatternsI am looking for a crochet doll pattern for a doll approximately 24 - 36 inches tall. The one I have seen was a little boy with the clothes and shoes all together. If anyone could please help me out, I would be greatly appreciative. Thank you.

 

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Hepa Filter Smells FishyI'm not sure if I'm going crazy, or my olfactory system is out of whack, or what? I've bought and been using a Honey 50250 hepa filter since early this week. I haven't had any odors, nothing, but clean, pure air.

 

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Suspected Garden Fungus or Mildew ProblemI have gardened at this location for the past 40 years with no problems. Last summer (2010), almost every vegetable and flower got a heavy white coating and many died prior to frost. I discarded all of them that I could in the city garbage.

 

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Winter Protection for Maple TreesI live in central New Jersey. How do I protect my baby maple trees from our winters before I plant them in the spring?

 

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