November 3, 2014

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Recipes

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Spiced Apple CakeThis recipe is easy and very tasty. It freezes well.

 

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Split Pea Soup With HamThis simple split pea soup recipe is full of flavor and quick to make!

 

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Deterrent for House LizardsClean infested area with bleach and any other cleaning agent. Use spray bottle mixed with vinegar, lemon, and finely ground cayenne pepper. Spray area 1 time a day for 1 week, then 1 time a week inside and outside house.

 

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Barbie Winter SetIt's getting colder folks, even Barbie deserves to be warm. My girls love new Barbie clothes, but they can be ridiculously expensive! If I spend $6 on a piece of clothing, it's going to be for my girls, not their dolls.

 

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Kitchen Paint Color AdviceMy kitchen cabinets are medium oak with green counter tops. My floors are light to medium hardwood. What would be a good wall color?

 

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Kitchen Paint Color AdviceI have oak cabinets, black granite with silver specks, and gray ceramic tile floors. What color should I paint the walls? I chose a metallic gray color and don't like it.

 

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Programming Dish Remote to Watch TVI bought a new TV. I want to organize the Dish remote to watch TV, how can I?

 

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Replacement Element for Roasting MachineWhere can I purchase a replacement element for a George Foreman GR59 Roasting Machine model No 100039.

 

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Chihuahua Peeing in the HouseMy dog that is about 4 years old (I have had him about two). Recently he started urinating on my stuff in the house. One day, he even crawled on my bed (he is not allowed on our bed) and urinated on my side of the bed.

 

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Replacement Controls for Electric BlanketI have a king size bed electric blanket with 2 controls. One is not heating and the letter E is displayed. What does the letter E mean? Do we replace the dual controls or if there is a solution to the problem; how is it solved?

 

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Managing Wavy HairI have wavy hair which is quite frizzy and difficult to manage. The front fringes don't look good because they turn wavy and look really weird moreover it is very difficult for they are rough.

 

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Value of a Handmade Porcelain DollHow much should I ask for a handmade doll with porcelain head, hands, and feet? This doll is very heavy in weight and looks to be about 30 to 40 years old, but in excellent condition.

 

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Donations of Fabric for Youth GroupWhere can I get donations of fabric and thread for a youth group? I teach them dance and help them stay off the street and teach them self respect. I need fabric for their dance costumes...

 

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Curtain Colour AdviceOne wall in my drawing room is green and the rest are light yellow. What colour curtains should I use?

 

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Identifying Codes on Food PackagingMy cocoa says, 97K31. OJ. What do those numbers and letters mean?

 

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New Wall Outlets Won't WorkThe plugs worked in the bedroom and we changed them all out even some in other parts of the house. Now all the ones in bedroom stopped working. The rest of house plugs and lights work.

 

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Making a Flat Panel on a Round Knitting LoomI just bought the Boye extra large round Loom that has 40 pegs and is 11 1/2 inches in diameter. I was just wondering if anyone knows if I use all the pegs on it to knit a flat panel, how wide it would come out?

 

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Eligibility for Social Security Survivor BenefitsMy 3 child have received benefits. My daughter, youngest of 3, recently turned 18. I realize the SS benefits extend to her high school education. My husband passed away in 2005.

 

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Cleaning Stains on Shower FloorThere were terrible stains on my shower flower after the construction of my home. I had done some of the work myself and had stored various things in the shower. I've scrubbed it with Comet, used a stiff brush, and used Clorox, but nothing worked.

 

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Keeping Kittens Out of the KitchenI need a doorway block for keeping some kittens from going into the kitchen from the living room. The doorway does not have a door and is not framed. I would like something that let's them see partially into the kitchen but...

 

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Replacing Bottle on Swiffer Wet JetI accidentally threw out the container, located on the Swiffer Wet Jet, that contains and releases the solution. How can I order another container?

 

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Overwintering a Potted Fig TreeI have a potted fig tree and took it inside my garage, as there will be frost very soon. I have read all the information and will water it 1-2 cups every 4 weeks. Although all the leaves have fallen off, there are several unripened figs left. Should I take them off?

 

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Cat Has Gunky EyesWhat has happened if my cat Sisi has gunk in his eyes? He has cloudyness and it is really building up. He itches them every day.

 

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Bread Machine Will Not KneadI have a new Hitachi HB-B101 bread machine that has been sitting for 2 years. I tried to use it today, but it will not knead.

 

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Help for 4 Month Chihuahua with ParvoI have a 4 month old chihuahua mix boxer that tested positive for parvo yesterday. I don't have the money to help him. He's not throwing up, but he wont eat or drink. I've been giving him Pedialyte and Gatorade with a syringe.

 

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Cleaning a Coffee PotMy coffee pot is thick with coffee residue. What can I use around my house to clean my coffee maker?

 

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Half Bathroom Paint Color AdviceWhat color should I paint my small half bath if my sink and toilet are light yellow?

 

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Using Camera in LaptopI have a camera in my laptop, and I don't know how to use it. What should I do?

 

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15th Birthday IdeasSo my 15th birthday is on November 26th, and I don't know what to do. I want to do something with my 2 close friends and my boyfriend but I don't want anyone to feel left out.

 

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Effects of Perm on New Hair GrowthDoes perming affect the hair which will grow after the perming is over?

 

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Musty Smell in CellarOur walk out basement has a cellar smell. The floor is fully carpeted over cement and has been there for about 25 years. The cellar smell/concrete smell appeared about 2 years ago.

 

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Troubleshooting Heater Blower in Dodge TruckI have a 99 Dodge 1500 that the heat blower works fine until you turn the head lights on; then there is no blower. Tried all settings and it just doesn't blow. If you turn the headlights off the blower turns on.

 

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Singer 2277 Tradition Keeps JammingThe fabric does not seem to advance on its own. The thread on the bottom becomes a mass of jumbled wad of thread. The machine is two days old so I'm a bit disappointed that after one day of sewing this would happen.

 

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Value of Chambers EncyclopediaI have all 10 volumes of the Chambers's encyclopedia from 1924 W and R Chambers Limited, London and Edinburgh. They are all in great condition. What would the value be?

 

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Village Home Pattern #5815194I am looking for a few (3 or 4) rolls of pattern # 5815194, Village Textured Damask, from the book "Venetian Collection", page 57.

 

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Red Ink on White Microfiber ChairHow to get red ink stain out of my white microfiber chair?

 

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Cleaning Stained Porcelain Butter DishIt looks like someone put the butter dish on the stove and burned into the porcelain.

 

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Parvo Symptoms and CauseMy dog was vomiting but no diarrhea yet. Since he looked really sick I took him to the vet and the vet tested him for parvo which came out positive yet no more vomiting and he only had diarrhea one time only.

 

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Learning to Double CrochetI would like to know to double crochet. Do you have any suggestions about how to do this?

 

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Cleaning Leather Car SeatsHow to best clean beige leather car seats?

 

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Subscribing to Kraft's Food and Family MagazineHow do I subscribe to Food and Family magazine?

 

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Hair Dye Did Not TakeI used rose gold hair color by Loreal and it came out grayish. Help!

 

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Removing Stains from Wool PantsA bowl of chili loaded with sour cream was dropped in my lap. Any suggestions for removing chili and sour cream from wool pants that say "dry clean only"?

 

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Cold Mobile HomeMy mobile home is a 1992 with a garage. I have noticed the only room in the house that's even remotely warm is the small bathroom. I have shut down 3 rooms so far and it's still cold.

 

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Gnats by Boar Guineas CageMy 11 year old daughter has two boar guineas that are very tolerant of each other, but not of their other roommates... gnats, gnats, and more gnats! I have tried everything from vinegar to hairspray to over the counter pesticides ...

 

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Ideas for Interior Design Firm NamePlease suggest a small and attractive interior design firm name.

 

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Fix for Squeaky BrakesI am in park. I press on the brake and when I lift my foot off the pedal I hear a loud squeak. I can do this a hundred times and it's the same squeak.

 

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Finding Parts for Antique Craftsman Power MowerI have a Sears Craftsman 18 inch power mower and the model number is 123.8150. Do you know what year it is and where can I find parts for it?

 

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Puppy Won't Eat FoodMy pug puppy is 12 weeks old, and she won't eat the required measured amount of food that she needs. She turns her nose up at it.

 

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Social Security Survivor BenefitsMy fiance passed away and left behind a son. My parents have custody of our son. Will he get Social Security help and if so, whose income is it based on as my parents do not work and my stepdad is on disability...

 

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Having Redwood Trees CutI need to have 25 to 30 redwood trees on my California valley property cut down. Are there people who will cut them down for their use?

 

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Truck Heater Blowing Cold AirI have a 2003 Dodge 1500. Ever since I bought the truck the heater has not worked. It only blows cold air (what's from outside I'm guessing) and it only blows at the highest setting. No noises when its on or off.

 

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Is My Dog a German Shepherd?I recently got this dog and I have no idea how his parents look. He's super energetic and he jumps a lot which makes me think he's a German Shepherd, but I am not quite sure. Can anyone help me out here?

 

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