January 4, 2014

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Finished cookies on a plate.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Walnut CookiesI wanted to make something other than just another loaf of banana bread with my overripe bananas. I took the original Quaker oatmeal cookie recipe and merged it with a couple of banana oatmeal cookie recipes on the internet and this is the result. Enjoy.


Ready to eat serving in bowl.

Lentil and Ham SoupI love lentil soup and decided to make a pot using up some of my leftover Christmas ham.



Dog sleeping on blanket curled up with Boston Terrier.

What Breed is My Dog?Raya was adopted from the pound when she was 6mos - 9mos old (they really had no idea). So she's roughly 9mos-1yr old or olderish. Anyway, they described her as a Boxer mix; I'm not so convinced.


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Removing Vomit Odors from a Leather CouchMy husband cleaned the leather couch with a bleach water solution after our son threw up. It now smells like wet dog. What do I do?


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Gift Ideas for Boyfriend's 17th BirthdayI have been with my boyfriend for just over 2 years now and it's his 17th birthday next month. He's really into Italian designers and sports cars, has a moped and is about to get his first car.


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Changing a Furnace FilterMy furnace filter is between the furnace and the humidifier. The filter is installed upright. Should the arrow point to the furnace or to the humidifier?


Black cat on bed.

Leaving a Cat Home While on VacationI live in Thailand and have an outdoor cat. She's 18 months old and very independent. She's gone most of the day.


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Truck Heater Not Coming Up to TemperatureMy 2001 GMC Sierra isn't coming up to temp and it's blowing out warm air. It took 15 minutes of drive time too get to 180 degrees.


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Knowing When Cats are Playing Too RoughI have a 1 year and 4 months old male cat and we just got a 6 month old female kitten. They seem to get along great. They play and run around chasing after each other.


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Circuit Breaker Won't ResetI'm house sitting and was watching TV in the familyroom, it was daytime, and no other appliances or anything were on. Suddenly the TV, cable box, and surround sound just shut off.


Black and white dog with spots.

What Breed is My Dog?When we rescued him, they labeled him as a Labradoodle, but we know that is incorrect now that he's grown up. He's big-about 72 lbs. He has long wiry hair that we trim, but keep fairly long.


Black and white terrier type dog.

What Breed is My Dog?We got him from some girl. She also didn't know what kinda dog he was. He's all black with some white parts on his feet n chest. If anyone knows or thinks they know please help. Thank you.


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Puppies and Parvo VaccinationsIf someone can explain how a puppy leaves its litter healthy and fat and full of life and the new owners take the puppy to a vet a day or two after.


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Ideas for My Daughter's 14th BirthdayMy daughter is turning 14 in April (I know it's early, but she likes planning things early) and she honestly has no idea what to do.


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Dog Peeing and Pooping Inside at NightI just got a new dog he is a toy Poodle. He is 3 years old and I have had him for about 4 weeks now. He hadn't been peeing or pooping in the house for the first 3 weeks and now it's every morning.


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10th Birthday Party IdeasMy sweet nine year old is turning 10 and I want to give her the best birthday party she has ever had because 10 is a special age after all.


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Repairing Plastic Tub/Shower SurroundMy shower/tub area has this plastic framed wall with a window in the middle section. It has started to come loose, is scratched (has holes and is showing wood under the plastic), or is stained.


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98 MC 1500 Heater ProblemsI am just wondering if anyone has any ideas, I'm running out. My 98' GMC Sierra 1500 has an issue with the heat control (off, low, med, high).


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14th Golden Birthday Party HelpI am turning 14 on January 14th! It is my golden birthday and I need good birthday party ideas. I will probably only invite 4 girls, but can invite more if needed. My friends and I are not very sporty.


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Porcelain Doll ValueI found her in a plastic airtight box filled with newspaper. She's in perfect condition, and has a tag on her wrist that reads "Collectible Memories: Porcelain Dolls: Taylor".


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Kenmore Refrigerator and Freezer Not CoolingMy Kenmore refrigerator and freezer is not getting cold; just blowing air. I cleaned and vacuumed the back panel, removed all the dust, as much as I can, including the fan, coils, and all the stuff in the back panel.


Front of thin shirt with Bambi screen print.

Craft Ideas Using a Thin ShirtOkay, so I'm an extremely sentimental soul. I have this shirt that's no longer wearable, but the image on the front, which I adore, is still entirely intact.


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HP Wireless Keyboard Not WorkingI bought a HP wireless keyboard; it worked great, until Friday Jan. 3, 2014. Now my number lock doesn't work and none of my numbers on my number pad work.


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Janome 9000 Fails to StopMy Janome 9000 keeps stitching a few licks after my foot is off the pedal. The repair man says the pedal and wire test OK. He offers no solution, but suggests a new machine.


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