June 2, 2016

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Spoon holding german potato salad over a bowl of same.

German Potato Salad RecipesThere are many variations for making this popular version of potato salad. This page contains German potato salad recipes.

 

Paint Color Advice for a Kitchen With Green...This is a page about paint color advice for a kitchen with green countertops. Countertops with distinct colors have a great effect on your choice of wall paint colors that will complement rather than clash.

 

Dropper with a single drop on the tip over an amber bottle against green folliage background

Buying Essential OilsThis is a page about buying essential oils. Essential oils are used in many craft projects and homemade cosmetics.

 

Shih Tzu laying on belly with chin on the ground looking at the camera.

House Training a Shih TzuThis is a page about house training a Shih Tzu. Some dog breeds seem more difficult to house train.

 

Frozen rhubarb on a white background

Buying Frozen RhubarbThis is a page about buying frozen rhubarb. It can be difficult, for some consumers, to find frozen rhubarb at the store during much of the year.

 

Golden Retriever licking peanut butter off of a spoon

Is Peanut Butter Okay for Dogs?This is a page about "Is peanut butter okay for dogs?". It is pretty common knowledge that most dogs love peanut butter, but many pet owners wonder if it is OK to feed it to them.

 

Rhubarb leaf with yellowing leaves in the background

Rhubarb Plants Turning YellowThis page is about rhubarb plants turning yellow. Rhubarb likes to grow with good drainage and cool temperatures.

 

Asparagus spears in basket against a dirt background

Harvesting AsparagusThis page is about harvesting asparagus. Knowing when its best to cut your asparagus takes some experience.

 

Boxes spelling "LOVE" displayed on a dessert buffet

Decorating a Buffet TableThis is a page about decorating a buffet table. Decorating the buffet table adds to the other festive decorations displayed for your party or other social event.

 

Hand holding treat with a Shih Tzu puppy in the background

Shih Tzu Puppy Not EatingThis is a page about Shih Tzu puppy not eating. Puppies can sometimes be very picky eaters causing their people concern.

 

Volunteer helping senior adult woman decorate a Christmas Tree

Christmas Activities for Assisted Living...This is a page about Christmas activities for assisted living residents. Residents of assisted living facilities may have some difficulties getting around, but that does not mean they wouldn't enjoy a variety of Christmas activities.

 

Brownie cheese cake squares on a white plate

Brownie Cheesecake RecipesThe chocolatey deliciousness of brownies meets cheese cake in this yummy dessert. This page contains brownie cheesecake recipes.

 

Hand cleaning the front of a refrigerator with a yellow cloth

Cleaning Grease Off a RefrigeratorThis is a page about cleaning grease off a refrigerator. Your kitchen can be a greasy environment, leaving residue on appliances, counters, and cabinets.

 

Garter Snake on a White Background

Garter Snake PhotosThis page contains garter snake photos. A wide variety of these snakes are found throughout North American. These garden helpers are generally harmless to humans and can move fast when encountered.

 

Grandmother and grandchildren bring gifts to grandfather who is in a hospital bed.

Gift Ideas for Someone That is DyingThis is a page about gift ideas for someone that is dying. Choosing a thoughtful give for a dying friend or relative often just requires some careful consideration and knowledge of the person.

 

Top view of a aluminum can containing spinach

Recipes Using Canned SpinachAlthough the texture of canned spinach differs greatly from fresh, there are still many uses for it in recipes. This page contains recipes using canned spinach.

 

Fish fillets being fried in hot oil in a frying pan on stove

Eliminating Cooking Smells After Frying FishThis is a page about eliminating cooking smells after frying fish. The odor of recently fried fish can linger for awhile.

 

Rhubarb plants in cardboard box

Transplanting RhubarbThis page is about transplanting rhubarb. For a successful crop, learn the best time of year and method to move rhubarb plants.

 

Hands of two people in winter coats and gloves exchanging a gift.

Holiday Gift Giving EtiquetteThis is a page about holiday gift giving etiquette. Choosing a holiday gift that will truly be appreciated requires thoughtful consideration of the person receiving the gift and their interests.

 

Small dog looking sad next to a red bowl of dog food.

Dog Won't Eat After Being SpayedThis is a page about dog won't eat after being spayed. Spaying is a major medical procedure. Your dog may not be very interested in food after the surgery.

 

Mallard Duck Tending Nest of Eggs

Mallard Duck Laid EggsThis page is about Mallard duck laid eggs. Wild ducks often will lay their eggs in your yard, on a deck, or other places in close proximity to human activity.

 

Close up of food being fried in a deep fat fryer

Reusing Frying OilFrying oil can often be reused if you follow a few simple steps. This is a page about reusing frying oil.

 

Baby ducks hatching in an incubator

Incubating Duck EggsThis page is about incubating duck eggs. If you don't have a broody mother duck, an incubator can help you hatch poultry eggs.

 

Recipes

End of Peanut Butter Jar Peanut Sauce

End of Peanut Butter Jar Peanut SauceI get so sad when I get to the bottom of the peanut butter jar because I'm a peanut butter fiend! I turn my frown upside down by stretching those last couple of tablespoons into a yummy Thai style peanut sauce using a few extra ingredients.

 

Mango Lime Bars

Mango Lime BarsIt's mango season! I keep bumping into mango sales so I thought it's time to come up with something new. These Mango Lime Bars are a lot like Lemon Bars, but less gooey, more pillowy, and of course, more mango-y! The base is a butter shortbread that will melt in your mouth, but still hold up the custardy topping. You will love these. If you prefer super tart, go with two limes instead of one; the consistency will still hold up.

 

Articles

Serving trays decorated with buttons and a crocheted center, in red, white and blue.

Floral Patriotic Wall Hangings from...With a bit of work and about 2 hours, you can have this fun project in your home. It's all very easy and you can customize them to your own liking.

 

Cleaning and Storing Romaine Hearts

Cleaning and Storing Romaine HeartsI eat a lot of salad and like to buy the big bags of romaine hearts at Costco. I find that bagged salad goes bad very quickly, but preparing it this way myself allows the lettuce to last over a week.

 

Hubcap Lighting Fixture

Hubcap Lighting FixtureI wanted new lighting for my 1979 kitchen remodel, but they were too pricey. At the thrift store, I saw a set of chrome wheel covers, exactly the size I wanted. I bought them for $6 and a new utility light fixture at Home Depot for $5. For the bulb cover I used a desk top pen holder from Dollar Tree.

 

Salad Spinner to Clean Grapes

Salad Spinner to Clean GrapesYou can actually clean and dry grapes in a salad spinner. Place the grapes into the spinner basket, add some water, spin them to clean them off, then pour out the water, and spin them until they are dry.

 

Homemade Hummingbird Food

Homemade Hummingbird FoodMaking your own hummingbird food is easy and much cheaper than buying the concentrate. Plus you can make it without the red dye, as it is generally unnecessary for attracting hummingbirds to your feeder.

 

Blocking the Heat from a Window

Blocking the Heat from a WindowI have two west facing windows. Needless to say, they get hot. I also have things in my window that shouldn't get hot but have no other place to put them. I spent $1.00 and 15 minutes on a fix that hopefully will help block out some of the sun.

 

Questions

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Child Support And SSIMy children's father just recently went and filed something that stated that he is not ordered to pay child support to me anymore due to him receiving SSI. He has paid in the past and it was a very small amount for 2 kids. The support office told me to hire an attorney.

 

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Dog Urinating on Owner's and His BedMy 8 year old mini Yorkie urinated for the first time on my and my boyfriend's bed. We first thought it was our sausage dog. Then tonight he came through with me to the kitchen to get something and walked straight passed his potty pad onto his bed and urinated and walked back through to the kitchen.

 

dog's face

Remedies for Dog Losing HairI have a 9 month old Great Dane. When he was about 12 weeks old he started to lose hair on his head. We got that under control now it's on the sides of his face under his eyes, on his jowls, his armpits, and on his elbows where he lays.

 

long variegated green and white striped leaves

Identifying a House PlantI bought this house plant and it had no info whatsoever. It has long sturdy, variegated leaves; they're a bit damaged. I'm not sure what type of plant it is, but I would like to take care of it properly.

 

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Asking Dad's Permission to Wear a Crop TopI really like the crop top style, and I've been working to have abs so I can wear one. My mom said it was fine with her, but my dad would have a literal heart attack. I love my dad very much, but I don't think he'll understand that I'm not doing this for attention or boys or anything like that.

 

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Cleaning Rate for Vacant Houses and ApartmentsI live in Pueblo, Colorado. I clean vacant houses and apartments. I am not sure what to charge. Right now I only get paid $10 an hour and it is a lot of work for that amount. I have a house I need to bid on which is 3,201 sq. ft. Is there a price chart I can follow?

 

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Receiving Supplemental Security IncomeSo my friend receives SSI and I'm his payee. We live together; so if my friend passes away, as the payee I know to report it, but would I get his benefits still?

 

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How Parvo Is TransmittedI just ran into a friend at the store. I gave her a hug. She told me that she is treating her home for parvo because she rescued a dog that had parvo. I came straight home, washed my clothes and took a shower. Can I spread the parvo virus to my dogs and 1 week old puppies even though I have showered?

 

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