January 13, 2014

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A happy woman eating a salad.

Healthy Eating AdviceThis is a page about healthy eating advice. Eating a balanced diet is a great way to feel better and maintain a healthy weight. Finding new ways to eat healthy foods makes it easy eat well.


Phyllo and Pomegranate Desserts

Recipes Using PhylloPhyllo is an amazingly simple way to create complex and fun food items to add to any menu. This page contains recipes using phyllo.


A repairman looking at a washing machine.

Repairing a Washer That Won't Drain or Spin?If your washer isn't spinning or draining it will make it impossible to get your clothes clean. Get your washer up and running again so your family can have clean clothes. This is a page about repairing a washer that won't drain or spin.


A stick of hard butter.

Softening Cold ButterThis is a page about softening cold butter. Have you ever come to the portion of your recipe that says "softened butter" only to realize all of your butter is cold?


Woman Cleaning Fingernails

Tips for Cleaning FingernailsThis page contains tips for cleaning fingernails. Wearing gloves for dirty jobs and keeping a nail brush handy can help make cleaning your nails easier.


Pomegranate Finger Cakes

Recipes Using PomegranatesThis page contains recipes using pomegranates. Pomegranates are a luscious red fruit that can be a surprisingly delicious and tangy addition to many recipes.


Someone picking fresh basil.

Pairing Herbs with VegetablesThis page is about pairing herbs with vegetables. Fresh or dried herbs and spices can make vegetables even more delicious, and many combinations go famously together.


Man Troubleshooting a Truck That Won't Start

Troubleshooting a Truck That Won't Start?This is a page about troubleshooting a truck that won't start. There can be variety of reasons for a pick-up truck not starting. It is important to get your truck up and running again as soon as possible.


Fruit in a Blender

Choosing a BlenderThis page is about choosing a blender. Blenders can be an essential kitchen tool. Selecting the right one for your needs is an important decision to ensure it works well and lasts a long time.


Baking Soda and Vinegar

Cleaning With Baking Soda and VinegarThis page is about cleaning with baking soda and vinegar. Household cleaning can be accomplished without harmful chemicals or expensive cleaners.


Toothpaste Tube

Uses for ToothpasteThis page contains uses for toothpaste. This oral cleaner can also be helpful for other personal cleaning and stains around the house.


Onions being chopped on a cutting board.

Onion Casserole RecipesThis page contains onion casserole recipes. A popular bulb with many varieties, that has been eaten for thousands of years. Often used for seasoning, it can also be the principal food of a main dish.


A glass of Champagne Punch.

Champagne Punch RecipesThis is a page about champagne punch recipes. Champagne is a fantastic libation to add to just about any punch recipe. Your guests will love the bubbly effervescence it adds to your favorite punch.



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Citrus Does Not Repel CatsI have 8 citrus trees in my back yard and the miserable cats lounge in the shade under them, right beside the lemons, oranges, grapefruit, and limes that are near the ground.


A tray of dog biscuits on a cookie sheet

Dog BiscuitsFor the dogs!


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Use a Coolbox Instead of a FridgeIf you live alone and have a freezer, you can use it to freeze cold cells for a coolbox, so that you don't need to use electricity running a fridge as well. My daily routine includes changing my cold cells when I get up, and when I go to bed.


Fuzzy (Cat)

Fuzzy (Cat)We got her when her mom showed up pregnant over 2 years ago.


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HP Ink Cartridges Have an Expiration DateI just bought several new refurbished ink cartridges at the local office store and they would not work. So, I took them back. The manager pointed out to me they were expired and should not have been on the shelf.


Drain Fly

Identifying Flying Insects In Your HomeFirst, let me say, 'I am not an entomologist'. I have read many well intended articles here on how rid one's home of drain flies, fungus gnats and fruit flies. Quite often, the tips don't work. I think I know why. Misidentification.


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Carry a Door Hook in Your PurseI carry an inexpensive light weight over the door hook, I bought at a 99 cent store in my purse. I hang it over rest room doors that don't have one to hang my coat or purse. That way my belongings stay clean and safe while using the restroom.


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Reuse Yogurt ContainersI know most yogurt containers are recyclable these days, but I still dislike throwing out things that could be repurposed. I am reusing my empty yogurt containers for starting my spring garden seedlings.


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Vacuum Fleas from CatOur old cat sadly passed away. Every time the vacuum cleaner was switched on, he would appear. Yes, no cleaning would be done until he was done first He would turn over to vacuum each side with the pipe. He had no fleas.



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Recipe for Fragrance-free Liquid Hand Soap?Does anyone know a reliable recipe to make fragrance-free liquid hand soap?


Repairing Holes in Nylon Sweatpants

Repairing Holes in Nylon Sweatpants?How do you repair holes in nylon sweatpants? My son has a dime-sized hole in a couple pairs of Under Armour sweatpants. I really don't want to throw them since they're expensive, but I'd like to find a way to patch them.


Speckled brown and white puppy.

What Breed Can My New Puppy Be?I just adopted a puppy from the humane society. They told me she was 11 weeks old and a hound mix. Her coat is so unique, at least to me because I haven't ever seen a dog with a coat quite like hers.



Revised Encyclopaedia Britannica Value?I have the 1891 revised encyclopaedia Britannica stamped, Mark Twain in all books, full set. Anyone know a value?


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Washing Machine Starts to Fill and Then Stops?When I try to start my washer, I press start, the door locks, the water starts to come for 2 seconds and then it stops and nothing happens again. I try to start it again and nothing happens again.


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Eligibility for Social Security Survivor's Benefits?My daughter's father died at the age of 16 (I had her as a teenager). I have a job, but he never had a job. Can she receive survivor benefits?


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Social Security Survivor's Benefits?My granddaughter's mother passed away. She lives with her mother's parents. Her father is still alive, paternity was established and child support was ordered.


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Cleaning a Clothes Closet?I need to clean out my clothes closet. I have piles of clothes and hangers. I am feeling overwhelmed. I don't know where to start.


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Discontinued Hunting Valley Wall Covering?I am trying to find one roll of pattern #HV6292 in burgundy which was discontinued. I need one more roll to complete my project.


What Breed is My Dog?

What Breed is My Dog?Bassie is now 10 months old. We got him as a rescue at 5 months. I know he looks like a Pit Bull, but his body is very slim with long, lean, muscular legs.


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What Color Paint for my Living Room?I have an orange leather sofa and yellow leather loveseat. What color should I paint the walls?


Kobi lying in the grass with a tennis ball.

What Breed is My Dog?Our dog Kobe is now 9 months old. When he was given to us, he was 3 months old and found running in the street. When we took him to the vet, they said he was a Chihuahua. I don't believe it.


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