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November 21, 2011
Making Whipped Cream
This is a guide about making whipped cream. From pie to ice cream, whipped cream is a perfect topping to many desserts.
Cleaning a Fish
This is a guide about cleaning a fish. If you are going to eat the fish you catch, you will need to clean it first.
Ice Maker Leaks Water Inside Freezer
I have a Kenmore refrigerator with a ice maker that was working fine. Then it started leaking water into the inside of the freezer unit from the ice maker. It drips water from the back of the ice maker all the time. This is making a mess in my freezer, how can I fix it?
Potty Training a Very Badly Abused Dog
My Poodle Bishon mix is almost 2. I have had her since she was 5 months, she has always been afraid to potty but especially poop. She almost runs away as she is popping. I've always praised her and given treats when she goes on her pad.
Freezing Baby Food
This is a guide about freezing baby food. If you have more baby food than you can use right away, freezing is a great way to store it for later.
Removing Pine Tar from Baseball Pants
This is a guide about removing pine tar from baseball pants. For a good grip on the bat many hitters use pine tar.
Cleaning Salt Off of Suede Boots
How can I successfully clean my suede boot that has salt stains around the toe and heel?
Fishing Tips and Photos
This is a guide about fishing tips and photos. Knowing the local tips and tricks will get you the best results when fishing.
Reputable Gold and Silver Exchanges
Can anyone recommend a reputable mail order gold and silver exchange? Although it sounds a bit risky to me, Google searching recommends doing this by mail and using a BBB accredited business for the best rates.
Getting Rid of Rats
I would like to know if borax is used to kill rats? If not what do you all recommend?
Training a Pit Bull Not to Bite
I just had my Pit Bull bite my neighbor. He is 1 1/2 years old. I got him from a guy when he was 8 months. How do I get him to not bite other people? I don't want to put him down either. Thanks.
Photo Stuck to Glass Frame
How do I remove an old photo stuck to a glass frame that is broken?
Scenery: Forest Through The Trees (Shore Acres...
Walking the gardens of Shore Acres State Park is always a treat. During one visit, my husband and I decided to try something different. We went down to the beach and crossed a rickety old bridge, leading us into the wilderness.
Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap Dispenser Refill
While I like the Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap Dispenser, I do not like the price of the refill. My husband drilled out a large hole on the top of the original dispenser so I could use my own recipe of the hand soap.
Smelly Washer Tips
My high efficiency washer was serviced recently, and the tech gave me some tips to reduce the smell in my washer that I would like to share.
Protecting Clothing When Coloring Hair
When home coloring your hair, cut a neck hole and arm holes in a large trash bag to protect your clothing.
Garden Pots for the Kitchen Counter
I use an oval metal planter that has a plastic lining by my kitchen sink for my hand soap container, dishwashing soap container, stoppers, and scrubbers. They are all in one place and in a decorative container.
Prewrapped Silverware For Company
I like to pre-roll my silver/plasticware before I have company. I do this for every party. I like to use plasticware as it's disposable and now comes in such a variety of colors. I even found "silver" plasticware at a local wholesale store.
Organizing Emails for Yahoo Email Accounts
Yahoo has an application which, when allowed, will automatically organize your emails, set up folders, and everything else with just a click. Go to the left of email box, under Apps is this free tool.
Garden: Flowering Meyer Lemon
We brought our small Meyer lemon indoors because it was getting colder out. It seems to think it's spring because it started flowering right away.
Cleaning a Fiberglass Boat
This is a guide about cleaning a fiberglass boat. When you take your fiberglass boat out of the water it is good to clean it.
Water Plants With Leftover Coffee
When you have leftover coffee, add some water and use it to water your plants (houseplants or garden). It acts like plant food. Coffee grounds can be mixed in your garden soil for a boost.
Garden: White Blossom (Shore Acres State Park,...
During our last visit to Shore Acres State park, I found a flower in which I absolutely could not ignore. Its white reminded me of innocence and marriage while its hints of yellow, in my opinion, hinted at the beauty within innocence and marriage.
Cheesy Chicken Chowder
Great cold weather meal!
Mandarin Orange Salad
This is so good with the yummy lemon pie topping on it. Great holiday salad!
This is a very good dish with an Oriental flair! Love the cashews, Chinese noodles, and soy sauce in this recipe!
Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches
I bought a couple of Costco rotisserie chickens the other day and made a big pot of chicken stock. I had plenty of meat for chicken soup so I decided to try something new with the extra. It turned out great.
Roasted olives are an excellent simple appetizer especially when served with a cheese and cracker platter. The first time I tried roasting them, I used Queen (large green) olives already stuffed with jalapenos.
Soap Bottle Apron
This dish soap bottle apron is very simple to make. You can use any color combinations that you want. I like making these for my friends and family around the holidays. I make them for Christmas as they are very affordable to make.
Hungarian Layered Potatoes
I am told this is called Rakott Krumpli, though I'm not sure that's accurate. It's a good, basic economy dish and very flavorful. Increase or decrease amounts to your taste.
Revel Electric Tortilla Press Manual
I have lost the manual for a Revel electric tortilla press. Can anybody tell me where I can get a manual for this press?Many thanks.
Asking a Friend to Winter Formal
I'm asking one of my guy friends to our winter formal this year. I just want it to be creative because we're only going as friends.
Legitimate Work from Home Opportunities
I've heard a lot about working online from home, and I would love to add those opportunities to my job search. Of course, I've encountered a lot of opportunities that were either ridiculous scams, or required a lot of money to be invested.
Arkansas Christmas Charities
I'm a single mom with four children, two boys and two girls. We came out of a burnout and are in crisis right now. Where can I find Christmas help? My boys are 6 and 4 and the girls are 6 and 5. Thank you so much.
Cooking Turkey Breast in a GE Stand Alone Roaster
How would you cook a turkey breast in a GE stand alone roaster?
I was wondering how or where to get help for my family's Christmas presents this year?
Returning Shine to No Wax Flooring
My kitchen floor is about 10 years old and it is that no wax flooring. It doesn't look really great anymore. I try everything to clean it to make it look shiny again, but nothing works and I do not want to use wax. Anyone have any ideas?
Replacement Canvas for Sofa Bed
The canvas/ trampoline looking part that holds up the mattress on my sofa bed is completely torn apart on the bottom. Where can I get a new canvas for the sofa bed?
Heaven's Retired Angels
Does anyone know if there is a website where I can view or find out how many of the Tom Rubel Heaven's Retired Angels were actually made? I have a few of them and am interested in collecting more but have no idea how many of them there actually are.
Name Ideas for a Childcare Business
I'm starting a childcare business and need help with the name. I would like for it to have the word "young" in it somewhere. Please help. Thanks.
Painting a Room Two Complementary Colors
I want to paint my recreation room with two colors. My furniture is chocolate, floors are two-toned tan (light and dark) and I have two columns in the center of the room. Orange and tan are the two colors I am considering.
Use Alcohol in a Spray Bottle To Clean Eyeglasses
We were told when we purchased our eyeglasses to just use alcohol in a small spray bottle. We both have special non-glare finishes. The lenses had been damaged on past glasses by other cleaning methods, but this one works beautifully!
Macaroni and Cheese: A Recession Favorite
Today, a box of macaroni and cheese can be purchased for between .50 cents and $2.00 depending on the brand. Here is a tip when cooking the old favorite.
Name Ideas for a Computer Design Shop
I am designer working in Corel Draw and Photoshop Design. I would like some suggestions for a name for my shop.
Freeze Leftover Broth
Sometimes a recipe calls for broth and you purchase a larger amount than needed. To avoid waste, you can pour the leftover amount into ice cube trays or a plastic container and freeze.
Removing Nicotine Stains from a Sweater
How do I get 15 years of nicotine out of this sweater? My uncle said my aunt wanted me to have it; she passed away 15 years ago. The sweater has been on the top shelf in a closet in the room where my uncle sat, watched TV, and smoked 4 packs a day.
Cleaning a Smelly Shower Drain
How do I keep my shower drain from smelling foul?
The Secret to a Moist Turkey
Don't wait for your Thanksgiving turkey to make its own juices for basting. Give it an extra-moist start by adding your favorite broth or bouillon.
Weight Watchers Program Tracker 1990-91
I am looking for the WW program tracker that had food exchanges with level 1, 2, and 3. It was around 1990-91. Would anyone have a copy of the tracker and program breakdown?
Greasy Film on Dishes Stored in Buffet
I have a 3 door buffet made from hardwood timber. I purchased it a couple of years ago. When it was first purchased it had an odor that I thought was normal since it was timber and new. But a couple of years later it still lingers.
30th Birthday Celebration Ideas
What can I do for my husband's 30th birthday?
Getting Babies Vaccinated
I would like to hear what all of your ideas and comments are about vaccinations for babies and what you think of the media. Do you think they are harmful?
Substituting Oil for Shortening When Baking
Can I use oil instead of shorting when making bread?
Finding Peace in the Valley
My husband and I had very different childhoods. He grew up in inner city St. Louis while I was raised deep in a rural Alabama valley. We do, however, share one common thread. We both grew up poor.
Use Clips To Keep Food Fresh
I use these clips for closing bags of anything from herbs and spices to frozen veggies. They are easy to use and never come undone.
Use Binder Clips in the Kitchen
I use binder clips in my kitchen. They keep chip bags closed tightly. Along with using on cold cereal bags or any bag that needs to stay closed inside of a box or on it's own.
Stop Run with Clear Nail Polish
To stop a run in your stockings, use clear nail polish at each end of the run.
Use Soapy Dish Water For Eyeglasses
This is so simple, inexpensive and effective. After I've finished washing up the breakfast things in hot soapy water, I dip my glasses into the washing up bowl and swirl them around, then dry them on the tea towel before drying any of the cereal bowls.
Treating a Dog's Stinky, Itchy Ears
I am looking for a home remedy for my dog's itchy, stinky ears. Any suggestions?
Cleaning Sequined Ornaments
I found 10 sequined ornaments that are in great condition but are really dusty. Can anyone tell me how to clean them? Thank you
Christmas Present Ideas for Boyfriend
This is my boyfriend and my first Christmas together, and it also our three month anniversary. He is 18 years old. Any suggestions?
Baby Oil As Wood Cleaner
I've been using baby oil to polish my furniture for a few years now and it works great for me. I have a lot of dark wood furniture. It really shines and there's no oily film left. The shine lasts too, so I polish less frequently.
Store Lights in Empty Wrapping Paper Tube
One cardboard tube from wrapping paper is the perfect size for one strand of Christmas lights. Cut a slit at the end of the tube and slide the end of the light strand into the slit, then start wrapping the light strand tightly around the tube.
Helping Someone Else Be Motivated
I lived with a mom that had many health problems and was always helping others. So one day I said, "please let's find a way for you to do the organizing part of the cleaning". She had a strong comfy stool that would fit in any room.
Use Bitter Apple Spray To Deter Cats
Two adult cats (2 and 13) own me and I also foster kittens from the Wisconsin Humane Society, so I am always aware of the problem. Two years ago, at Christmas, a kitten we had just adopted bit on an electrical cord from the Christmas tree.
Use Bread Bags to Store Fabric
I use bread bags to store my fabric. I roll the fabric in a tube, place it in the bag, and add a piece of masking tape to the bottom with the yardage. When I use the fabric, I tape the bag to the edge of my sewing machine.
Window Cleaner For Spot Cleaning Carpet
If you have marks on your carpet, try spraying the mark with window cleaner then giving it a bit of a scrub. It worked for me.
Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes
This page contains Thanksgiving leftover recipes. Creative ideas to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers beyond soups, sandwiches and casseroles.
Great, soft rolls! These are also great at holiday dinners.
Turkey Broccoli Bake
A good recipe for you to make use of your leftover turkey!
Pumpkin Cookies Recipes
This page contains pumpkin cookies recipes. Canned or fresh, pumpkin is a great healthy addition to baked goods like cookies.
Planning a Surprise Party
This is a guide about planning a surprise party. Planning a surprise party can be a lot of fun. Keeping the party a secret can be a bit tricky though.
Carrot Cranberry Prune Cake
Had some leftover homemade cranberry sauce, prunes and a box of carrot cake mix and decided to get creative! It turned out delicious! You can also make cranberry upside down cake, or mix the cream cheese and cranberry together and put into muffins.
Making "Reindeer Food" is a great kids craft. This simple Christmas craft would also make a great gift for kids that you know.
Cleaning a Baseball Uniform
This is a guide about cleaning a baseball uniform. Baseball uniforms can get pretty dirty. It is important to get them clean so that they look their best at the next game.
Cats Like To Scratch Different Surfaces
After reading many a book about cats, and observing many cats as a foster parent for the local humane society, I learned that different cats like different surfaces to scratch on. We observed our cats inside and out, and could tell that most of them liked scratching on the trees.
Crock Pot Mushroom Philly
This recipe is super fast, filling, and affordable.
Lily is a 4 year old Pomeranian. We went to the local pet shop and they had these sweet little puppies, so we brought Lily home. Then my first grandchild was born about 2 weeks later!
Mail Pouch Barn (West Virginia)
We drive by this barn every week on our way to town. Last Saturday my husband pulled to the side of the road so I could take this photo.
Pumpkin and Currant Cookies
A nutritious cookie for the holidays or anytime.
Reduce Calories and Fat in Asian Cooking
I love Asian food and make it often. Many recipes call for cutting the meat up in chunks then breading and frying it. The breading always absorbs some of the fat no matter how you fry it. That adds a lot of calories and fat to your meal.
Sanitize To Go Lids To Stay Healthy
In Canada, we love our coffee and I have spent a lot of time observing customers and staff in various coffee shops. When the coffee is poured, the lid is pressed on with the same hand that just handled your money and everybody else's.
Spray Hot Vinegar On Weeds
Spray hot vinegar on the weeds. No chemicals, and very organic. To help prevent germination of weeds, scatter corn meal around before a rain.
Use Jewelry Cleaner on Gold
Cleaning your gold jewelry is a very simple process and should be done to clean off the oils from your skin, hair spray, etc. to bring back that sparkle and shine. When I worked for a jewelry store, we used commercial products that we also sold for home jewelry cleaning.
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