February 27, 2012

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Barbecued shrimp on a bed of polenta.

Polenta RecipesThis page contains polenta recipes. Polenta is much more than just cornmeal mush; it is a great alternative to pasta or tasty accompaniment to meats and stews.


Homegrown sprouts on a kitchen table.

Growing SproutsGrowing your own sprouts at home can be fun and will ensure that you always have fresh sprouts on hand. This is a page about growing sprouts.


ivy vine growing on brick

Fast Growing Vines?This is a page about fast growing vines. If you have a long trellis, fence, or wall that you would like to cover with vegetation, consider a fast growing vine.


Gravel Driveway

Preventing and Killing Weeds in GravelThis page is about preventing and killing weeds in gravel. Weeds will take root where ever they can; even in gravel.


Growing Honeysuckle

Growing HoneysuckleThere are a number of varieties of this fragrant vine to choose from. This is a page about growing honeysuckle.



Growing BittersweetThis is a page about growing bittersweet. Bittersweet is an easy to grow vine known for its beautiful fall color.


Woman Blowing Her Nose

Preventing the Spread of GermsThis is a page about preventing the spread of germs. Germs are everywhere, but there are numerous ways to avoid catching every little cold or something much worse.


heat therapy pillow

Making a Heat Therapy PillowThis page is about making a heat therapy pillow. A simple sewing project that can bring soothing relief from minor pain and discomfort.


Dish of mashed potatoes.

Freezing Mashed PotatoesThis is s guide about freezing mashed potatoes. Whether you have leftovers or want to make a large batch, freezing mashed potatoes is a good method of saving them for later use.


Saving Money on Toilet Paper

Saving Money on Toilet PaperThis is a page about saving money on toilet paper. Toilet paper is a household staple that we use everyday; so how can we save money on toilet paper?


Office Illness

Tips for Avoiding Office IllnessesThis page contains tips for avoiding office illnesses. Working around other people often exposes you to germs and viruses.



Bittersweet Not Blooming?This is a page about bittersweet not blooming. It is frustrating to plant bittersweet and wait in anticipation of its beautiful seed pods and berries, only to have it not bloom.


pecan pie

Freezing Pecan Pie?This is a page about freezing pecan pie. You can make this delicious nut pie ahead of time and freeze it for upcoming holiday or family dinners.


Pack rat collection

Organizing Tips for a Pack RatThis page contains organizing tips for a pack rat. If you aren't a pack rat yourself, you likely know one.



Reusing Rubber SpatulasThis page is about reusing rubber spatulas. Once your rubber spatula is no longer useful for cooking there are other ways to reuse this kitchen tool.


Using Old Christmas Cards

Uses for Old Greeting CardsOver the years we receive many greeting cards, but storing them all in a box can get out of hand. This is a page about uses for old greeting cards.


Weeds Between Bricks

Preventing and Killing Weeds Between BricksSeeds will land and germinate in your brick driveway, walkway or patio. This page is about preventing and killing weeds between bricks.


Spicey Chinese dish made with tofu, minced pork, and spicy sauce.

Recipes Using TofuTofu is a very versatile food and can be used in a wide variety of recipes, in its own right and as a substitute for eggs and meat. This page contains recipes using tofu.



Styrofoam Cup

Styrofoam Cup Science LessonI found a really cute way to teach a science lesson. Once I was cutting styrofoam cups into little squares and they stuck to my hand even when I turned my had upside down.


Improving Gas Mileage When Driving, Pumping Gas

Saving Money On GasolineWe own two Dodge Grand Caravans, and while they are not the most expensive vehicle to fill, they are far from the cheapest. Here are a few of the things we do to try to keep our gas costs down.


Growing Sprouts Video

Growing Bean SproutsA nice video about growing bean sprouts using a sprouting jar.


Rubberbands on Cups

Use Rubber Bands On Cups To Avoid SpillsIf you put two or three rubber bands on a child's cup you can prevent them from spilling drinks. The bands make it easier for them to hold it when the outside of the cup gets wet.


Jack Russel and Rat Terrier dogs standinog up in the branches of a large tree

Doc (Jack Russell) and Hoss (Rat Terrier)Doc and Hoss are four years old. Doc, the Jack Russell, was a rescue puppy from some very drunk people at a bar. Hoss, the Rat Terrier, came to us by way of Craigslist, from some kids moving to Ohio that couldn't take him with them.



Cleaning a White Fabric Relic Bag?I bought a white coloured cotton Relic bag sometime last year. The colour does not seem to be as attractive as it was when I first bought it. Now it looks dirty. Please what am I to do to have it cleansed and its colour restored to how it was when I first bought it?


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Making a Blanket With a Knifty Knitter?I am making blankets using panels made on my Knifty Knitter, but am not sure how to stitch together the panels to make a large blanket.


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Making a Papier Mache Piggy Bank?How do I make a paper mache piggy bank?


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Organizing a Storage Shed?We bought a 10 x 12 storage shed, it also has 2 lofts. We want to keep it clutter free and do not want to fill it back up again. We have a lot of seasonal decorations, freezer, and tools.


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Keeping Mice Out of the House?Is there anything you can put around your house outside to prevent mice in a old home?


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Growing Mint in a Pot?I've tried growing mint in a pot (I live in an apartment) and it doesn't seem to grow. It does okay for a week or so, but then dies. I thought at first I was taking too many leaves from it; I'm not a patient person. What can I do to help the process in a pot?


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Fabric Choices for a Heat Therapy Pillow?I've made these for years. Kids love them. I keep one in the freezer and one at room temperature. The cold ones are great for minor injuries. I use flannel fabric so it won't melt. Also you can use cracked corn as a filler. You can find it at feed stores.


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Varnish Bleeding Through Enamel Paint?I've already made the mistake of painting two coats of enamel over varnished cabinets. The yellow streaks still bleed through. What product can I use to correct this mistake without starting over?


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Poulan Riding Mower Won't Start?I have a Poulan with an 18.5 briggs. It turns, but will not start. I replaced the battery, drained and cleaned fuel tank, replaced filter; I have spark. I alos disconected line at carb and do have fuel to carb. It will start for a second if fuel is poured in carb then dies.


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Planning a 12th Birthday Slumber Party?My daughter's birthday party is less then 2 weeks away. She wants to have a slumber party, but I live in a 2 bedroom apartment; one with a bunk bed, which is her room.There are three other people living there as well and she wants 3 more people spending the night. Should I let her have one?


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Cleaning Pewter?How do I clean pewter? I have pewter salt/pepper shakers. They are really pretty, but in a short time using them, the pewter discolored on the salt shaker. I guess pewter and salt do not mix? I know that sounds silly, but I think pewter cannot be used as a salt shaker?


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Shopping for a Garter Belt for Support Hose?I was recently told to start wearing support hose. I bought a pair of thigh highs thinking they were meant to be held up on the upper thigh. Well, I brought them home and they were literally stockings! I can't take them back, no refund. I have no garter belt.


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Geting Rid of Smoke Smell Using an Apple?Does sitting an apple in a room that smells of cigarette smoke really remove the smoke odor like it is supposed to?


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Smoke Detectors Beep When House is Cold?Why do my smoke detectors beep when the thermostat is low, but stop when I turn the heat up?


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Preventing Red Dye Bleeding on Quilt?How do I stop red material from bleeding onto white material? Do I soak in salt or vinegar?


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