May 12, 2016

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Two chocolate cake layers in pans on a cooling rack

Preventing Cakes from Sticking to a Cake PanThis is a page about preventing cakes from sticking to a cake pan. It is extremely frustrating to spend the time baking a cake only to have it stick to the pan.

 

Hand cleaning inside of a microwave oven with a rag

Removing Yellow Stains from Inside a...This is a page about removing yellow stains from inside a microwave. Burning food in your microwave can often leave unsightly yellow stains that are difficult to remove.

 

Partially peeled soft boiled egg with shell lying around it and yolk exposed

Peeling Soft Boiled EggsPeeling an egg is often a difficult experience, even more so when working with a soft boiled egg. This is a page about peeling soft boiled eggs. This is a page about peeling soft boiled eggs.

 

Geen gecko on the upper corner of a wooden doorframe against a white wall

Preventing Lizards from Getting in Your HouseThis is a page about preventing lizards from getting in your house. If you live in an area where lizards are common, it can be difficult to keep them out of your house.

 

A push lawn mower cutting the grass

Using a Reel or Push Style Lawn MowerThis is a page about using a reel or push style lawn mower. It is Saturday morning and you hear the quiet clipping sound of your neighbor's reel mower.

 

One brown egg and one half of a peeled hard boiled egg against a white background

Recipes Using Hard Boiled EggsIt can be a challenge to find new ways to use hard boiled eggs other then the typical addition to a salad. This page contains recipes using hard boiled eggs.

 

Recipes

Homemade Marmalade

Homemade MarmaladeMaking your own marmalade is so easy. It's also a good way to use up everything that comes with the orange fruit, from the meat to the juice to the skin. The trick to this bright and vibrant marmalade is in the boiling method.

 

Mexican Style Chicken and Rice

Mexican Style Chicken and RiceI lived and worked in Mexico for a number of years. During my stay in Mexico I was introduced to Mexican style cooking. One of my favorite dishes was cooked rice and chicken. Over the years I have revised the way I cook this dish. Now that I live in French Polynesia Tahiti it is difficult to find all the ingredients. Therefore, I have come up with a new recipe that is simple to make and easy to find all the ingredients.

 

Articles

Bradley sitting

Bradley (Border Collie Australian Shepherd...My dog was part of a huge pack, and he was the runt of the litter. The pack was in a really bad part of town. One of his brothers was put into a well by some horrible kids, and was left there to starve. So we rescued him. This was about 5 years ago.

 

Cardinal

My "Odd" CardinalThis bird appeared at my feeder last year and I never could get a good look at it. It was bright red, almost orange, it 'glowed', it was so beautiful. It looked like a cardinal, but something was just not right. There were no black markings around the face and it was not the right color red.

 

closeup of Gracie Suzy

Gracie Suzy (Dalmatian)I adopted her June 2015 from a Dalmatian rescue who rescued her off the streets of Tijuanna after she had been hit by a car and left to fend for herself.

 

closeup of Pug

Penelope (Pug)She was a surprise present to me from my boyfriend. Penelope loves to kiss everything from couches to floors, etc. She also loves to go on the walk with her grandpa and doggie friends, Eva and Shinook. Also Penelope loves to eat, especially her morning breakfast from grandma and grandpa.

 

How to Make Berry Jam

How to Make Berry JamThis video shows you how to make delicious berry jam using fresh picked berries.

 

Questions

Value Of Reel Mower

Value Of Reel MowerI been trying to research this, with no luck. It says "Lakeside deluxe roller bearings". There is "951" on inside of wheel and "1914" by the back near roller. It has been in my gram mother's garage for a very long time, but not sure how long exactly.

 

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Getting Rid of a Weed in Lilac BushHow can I kill a weed that has grown in the middle of a lilac bush? The stems are woody and as thick as the lilac.

 

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Caring for Hanging flower BasketsI always see these beautiful hanging baskets at the stands and the flowers just flow and are full and rounded. My question is how do you maintain the flowers to keep this full rounded shape over the summer? Mine always seem to get straggly and thin even when keeping them watered.

 

plant stems in water

What Is This Houseplant?I rescued this from the trash. At least I think I rescued it. All the stems were broken, but there are root buds on them. I put the stems in water and replanted the root ball. I don't know what kind of light it needs, though. Any ideas?

 

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Selling Trees for FirewoodI have over 20 pine trees in my yard and I would give them to someone to use for firewood if they will cut them down for me. How do I find some one who does this?

 

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Cleaning Bathroom GroutI recently moved into a house that is 70 years old. The grout is so bad it's black. The tile is pink (if that tells you anything). I have tried bleach, Oxiclean, Awesome, degreaser, you name it, I have used it. Nothing works.

 

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Making Jalapeno JellyI lost my recipe for jalapeno jelly. It was like the one in the Ball Liquid Pectin folder, but it also called for concentrated apple juice. Can I use the same amount of juice as the vinegar?

 

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Cheap 14th Birthday IdeasI'm turning 14 in two weeks and I literally have no money to spend for a birthday party, but my house is super small and I'm embarrassed to have people over.

 

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Stitch Selector Knob on Sewing Machine Won't MoveI have a Sears Kenmore 1410 and the stitch selector knobs are frozen. Is there a way I can fix that myself?

 

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Cleaning Moldy Water Dispenser on Unused RefrigeratorI have had a side by side refrigerator in our garage for about two years and it is not hooked up to water. However, the dispenser area continues to be moist and is quite moldy. Can we rehook this up to water and use the ice maker and dispenser or have we ruined it altogether. Thank you!

 

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Catchy Slogan for After School Care BusinessI need a catchy slogan for my after school program. The name of my after school program is Auntie K's Afterschool Program. I need it to pop!

 

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Buying Glass Blocks for CraftingWhere can I buy the most reasonably priced glass blocks? I am located in the 08096 area code.

 

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