April 30, 2013

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Chocolate Cheese Fudge

Chocolate Cheese Fudge RecipesThis page contains chocolate cheese fudge recipes. Choose your cheese and make some cheesy fudge.


Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Float Ideas?This is a page about Cinco de Mayo float ideas. Many communities have a parade as a part of their Cinco de Mayo festivities.


Insulated Winter Window

Insulating WindowsTo make your home more comfortable, both cozy in winter and cooler in summer, seal for drafts and insulate. This is a page about insulating windows.


Crab Quiche

Crab Quiche RecipesThis page contains crab quiche recipes. Crab quiche is a great way to serve up a bit of crab in a special, but easy to make meal.


mashed bananas in baggie

Freezing Overripe BananasIf you are not ready to use them now, you can freeze overripe bananas for use later in baking. This is a page about freezing overripe bananas.


Easter Lilies

Caring for Potted Easter LiliesIf you purchased or received a potted Easter lily as a gift, you may be wondering how to care for it now. This is a page about caring for potted Easter lilies.


Devil's Food Cake

Devil's Food Cake RecipesThis page contains devil's food cake recipes. Rich dark chocolate Devil's Food cake has long been a favorite.


Woman Flossing

Flossing Your TeethThis is a page about flossing your teeth. An important part of good oral hygiene is the daily flossing of your teeth.


lemon cookies

Lemon Drop Cookies RecipesThis page contains lemon drop cookies recipes. The tangy flavor of lemon makes for a delicious cookie.


Shady Trees

Save Energy With TreesThis is a page about how to save energy with trees. Well placed trees, in your yard, can help to reduce the the amount of energy needed for cooling your home.


Solomon's Seal

Growing Solomon's SealThis page is about growing Solomon's seal. Grown from rhizomes and seeds this perennial does well in wooded areas.


Almond Chicken Casserole

Almond Chicken Casserole RecipesThis page contains almond chicken casserole recipes. There are many variations on this popular casserole.


Nachos Recipes

Nachos RecipesThere are many delicious ways to make this popular snack. This page contains nacho recipes.


Summer Hyacinth

Growing Summer HyacinthThis is a page about growing summer hyacinth. Summer hyacinths bear fragrant bell shaped flowers, 20 -30 blooms per 2 to 4 foot spike, in midsummer.


Fava Bean Puree with Spinach Topping

Recipes Using SpinachNot only is spinach good for you, it is also a very versatile green that can be prepared in many delicious ways. This page contains recipes using spinach.


overripe bananas

Using Overripe BananasThis is a page about using overripe bananas. Even when they get too ripe to eat there are still many recipes that call for overripe bananas.


Growing Violas

Growing ViolasThis is a page about growing violas. Cute dainty violas are similar to pansies and equally easy to grow. New varieties with larger flowers and greater tolerance to heat and cold are now available.


Tuna Crescent Rolls

Tuna Crescent Rolls RecipesThis page contains tuna crescent roll recipes. A yummy baked dish using tuna fish and cream cheese.


Carrot Casserole

Carrot Casserole RecipesThis page contains carrot casserole recipes. Make it savor or sweet, either way you will love carrots baked into a delectable casserole.


Shaving Cream on Black

Cleaning With Shaving CreamYou might be surprised by the many cleaning uses for shaving cream. This is a page about cleaning with shaving cream.


Growing Chervil

Growing ChervilThis page is about growing chervil. An herb that closely resembles Italian parsley, but it tastes somewhat like licorice.


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Lemon Mace Cookie Recipes?This page contains lemon mace cookie recipes. Mace is a spice made from the covering of the nutmeg seed. It is similar in flavor to nutmeg but a bit more peppery. Try making your next batch of lemon cookies adding this less often used spice.


Privet Hedge

Growing a Privet HedgeThis page is about growing a privet hedge. A hedge can make a good property line definition and create privacy.


Asparagus Harvest

Extending Your Asparagus HarvestThis is a page about extending your asparagus harvest. With a few simple strategies you can stagger and extend the length of your asparagus harvest.


Old TV

Using an Old TV?This is a page about using an old TV. Do you have an older TV that may not be compatible with current digital requirements? There may still be some uses for your old set.


Family with Garden Harvest

Preparing Your Garden For FallThis is a page about preparing your garden for fall. As summer winds down, it is time to begin prepping the garden for fall and the onset of winter.


Potato and Broccoli Casserole

Potato and Broccoli Casserole RecipesThis page contains potato and broccoli casserole recipes. A healthy delicious dish can be created with these vegetables.


Bean and Cornbread Casserole

Bean and Cornbread Casserole RecipesTopping a bean dish with corn bread makes for a delicious casserole. This page contains bean and cornbread casserole recipes.


Piece of quiche from a large quiche baked in a casserole dish.

Baking a Large Quiche?This page is about baking a large quiche. Determining how large you can make a particular dish and have it turn out like you want, can be a challenge.


Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookie RecipesThis page contains lemon cookie recipes. A favorite citrus flavored treat to serve with tea or anytime.


Man Winterizing His House

Winterizing Your HouseThis is a page about winterizing your house. Some time and money spent winterizing your home can translate into energy savings over time.


Asparagus Casserole

Asparagus Casserole RecipesA wonderful grass that is a flavorful addition to a casserole. This page contains asparagus casserole recipes.


Raspberry Ribbon Pie

Raspberry Ribbon Pie RecipesThis page contains raspberry ribbon pie recipes. This cool, cream cheesy, fruity pie is sure to please everyone.


Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole RecipesThese prepared potatoes can be used to make a tasty, quick main dish. This page contains tater tot casserole recipes.


Chicken Scratch Quilt

Making a Chicken Scratch QuiltThis cross stitched quilting on gingham checkered fabric creates a beautiful lacy appearance. This page is about making a chicken scratch quilt.


Brunch Casserole

Brunch Casserole RecipesA dish that can often be prepared the night before and baked in the morning. This page contains brunch casserole recipes.



Low Cost Flower Bed

Low Cost Flower BedIt was getting dark when I took this picture. The strange arrangement of colors is due to the fact that the flowers weren't labeled and not in bloom when I bought them.


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Look For Recipes To Use Up FoodPut a list of the item that need to be used soonest in your favorite internet search engine, followed by the word recipe. You will find a recipe for your items or an inspiration to create one.


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Stretch Meat with Thin SlicesMy husband and I are trying to eat less, but do not want to feel deprived. When I cook chicken or turkey breasts, I use a long knife and slice horizonally through the meat to make three thin slices of each breast.


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Freezing Mashed BananasThose browning bananas on your counter don't need to get thrown away, even if you aren't ready to use them right now. Freezing them is a great way to use them later in banana bread or any recipe that uses mashed banana.


Hygienic Stick Flossers

Using Hygienic Stick FlossersFor more hygienic flossing with stick flossers, run a trickle of water while flossing. Rinse the floss stick after each tooth. This prevents plaque being transferred from tooth to tooth.


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Goo Gone AlternativeYou can make a Goo Gone alternative that works very well by mixing two parts vegetable oil with one part baking soda. The oil loosens the glue, and the baking soda acts as a gentle abrasive to wipe it away.


pom pom cat toy

Homemade Yarn Pom Pom Cat ToyIf you are looking for a quick and easy cat toy to make, give these a try:


3 dogs on a dog bed

Our Dog PileThe heated dog bed is a popular place in our house. Our chihuahua finally had the courage to venture onto the bed too. :)



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Dividing Hydrangeas?I've read your useful advice and information regarding transplanting hydrangeas. My question is can they be cleaved/divided? I have an established hydrangea and I'd like to split it so one half can be transplanted.


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Powdered Milk Ice Cream Recipe?In 1963, my girlfriend at the time, made a really nice ice cream, using the recipe on a Sunshine powdered milk tin. Is that recipe still in existence?


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Gift ideas for Grads Living at Home?I need high school graduation gift ideas for both boys and girls who will not be living in a dorm, but will continue to live at home after graduation.


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Removing White Heat Marks from a Table?I tried the iron and steam treatment to remove white marks on my table and I don't know what happen it failed, and only left more bigger white marks. Help! Has anyone any ideas?


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Tiny Black Biting Bugs?My husband and I have been finding tiny black bugs with yellow mini sized spots on their backs. At first they were only in our bedroom, now they are in our window frames, bathrooms, and many places in our upstairs living area. I am the only one with bites and rash on me.


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Bat Houses Too Close to Home?My dad built several bat houses and he loved to sit on the deck in the evenings and watch them swarm out by the thousands! Here's the problem. He built them only about 15-20 feet from the house and right over the deep well.


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Craftsman Lawn Tractor Won't Start?I have a Craftsman lawn tractor, Model 247.28980. It won't do anything. When I turn the key on, lights come on and the indicator showing the key is on. When I turn the key, nothing happens. The mower is a year old. I used it two weeks ago.


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Free or Low Cost Pet Clinics?My daughter's dog got hit by a car and I have no money right now. I can't let him die, that dog means the world to her. Can you please help me?


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Removing Labels from Plastic Bottles?What is the best way to get labels off plastic bottles? I have tried almost everything.


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Port of San Diego Longshoreman Lottery?2012---Recent lottery was drawn for San Diego port. Out of 12-15000 applications they cut it down to a final 500. Word is they went through the first 100 names to fill another 40 casuals. I am number 109 on that list.


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Having Trees Removed and Selling the Lumber?I have 4 very large pine trees in my yard and would like them removed before they do damage to our house. One has already split in half and almost hit our house. My question is who do I hire to do this and how do I sell the lumber?


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Dog Stealing/Hiding Shoes When Owner Leaves?A friend/neighbor is having a real problem with her Sheltie that is driving her crazy. There are 3 adults, 2 children, and 2 small dogs besides the Sheltie living in the home. The dog, June, turned up as a stray a year or 2 ago and they took her in. June is particularly attached to Susan.


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Homemade Birthday Gift for Mom?What can make for my mom out of paper?


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Making Stepping Stones with Broken Coffee Mugs?I have 40 years worth of chipped and cracked mugs (you know the ones you save from kids, grandkids, sisters, and husband's parents and so on). I was thinking of breaking them up for stepping stones and was wondering if anyone has tried this?


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Neptune Washer Flashing FL Code?My Neptune washer flashes FL and won't drain. Any ideas? I think this happened before, maybe a filter clogged?


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Dog's Pee Turned Grass Brown?My dogs have peed on my grass that I just planted a month ago.What can I put on it to help it come back to being green again?


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Whitening a Yellowed Wedding Dress?Do you guys know how to whiten dresses that have yellowed with age because I want to be able to wear my mother's dress for my wedding?


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Post Office Lost Package?I sent a small Flat Rate box to someone in California on 4/16. I dropped it like I always have in the drop box inside the post office. As of today 4/30 the post office still hasn't scanned the package. I went back to the post office and they weren't helpful.


Pit lying on fleece blanket.

What Breed is My Dog Mixed With?A female puppy wandered up into our yard yesterday. She has decided to stay, which is fine by me, but I would like to know what mix she is. We have an idea on the breed, but we would like to know if she is a pure Pitbull or what type of mix.


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Dreamsicle Cake?Does anyone have an awesome recipe for Dreamsicle cake or cocktail?


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Keeping Cats from Using Yard as Litterbox?How do you deter cats from using the edge around the house to do their business? It's keeping the grass from growing, and stinking up the place.


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