July 24, 2016

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Seared Salmon Fillet

Seared Salmon FilletHere is a quick way to prepare salmon. It came out really moist.


Peanut Potato Chip Chocolate Stout Cake

Peanut Potato Chip Chocolate Stout CakeI call this the ultimate snack cake because it's packed with some snack time favourites: chocolate, potato chips, chunky peanut butter and beer! Thrown together as a cake, it is the ultimate sweet and savoury dessert. Good luck not going in for seconds or thirds!



small black dog with large ears

Journey (Jack Russell/Deerhead...We received our puppy from a friend who knew of someone whose Deerhead was having a litter with a Jack Russell Terrier. We recently had lost our 14 year old son to cancer and needed a puppy to love. We love our Journey. There is nothing like pet therapy


Keep Your Computer Safe From Viruses, Malware, and Spyware

Keep Your Computer Safe From Viruses,...Each day you use your home computer, tablet, or smartphone, you risk the chance of installing viruses, malware, spyware, or Trojans on your devices. Therefore, it's necessary to protect your devices with antivirus and spyware programs.


catbird with tomatoes

Catbirds Like TomatoesCatbirds like tomatoes. They devour all I give them. Isn't that sweet?


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Save on Cooling and HeatingWhy cool or heat unused spaces? Keep your closet, pantry and cabinet doors closed. As an experiment, I measured all our cabinets and closets in the house and added them up. It added up to over 500 square feet. That is the equivalent of a good sized room.


finished galaxy jar

Making Galaxy JarsThis project uses different inks and cotton to create a wonderful galaxy jar!


Morning Garden Tour

Morning Garden TourThis is the melon that looks and tastes more like a cucumber. They are best at 6-8 inches. Remember, when saving a fruit/vegetable for seed, it should be allowed to stay on the plant/vine for as long as possible.


Slice of Ssaeng Cream Cake (Korean style sponge cake with whipped cream frosting and fruit)

Korean Birthday Cake RecipesThis page contains Korean birthday cake recipes. A light, spongy cake layered with fresh fruit and sweet cream can make a special birthday treat.


closeup of red dahlia

Red DahliaThis photo of a red coloured dahlia is one of my favourite photos of all time. The sheer intensity and depth of the red colour of the flower is mesmerising!



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Getting Help After a House Fire?Who can offer some more assistance to my family after a house fire?


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Sewing Machine Needle Won't Move Up or Down?I have been given my mum's old sewing machine, but can't get it to sew. The motor is working OK, but the needle will not go down to pick up the bobbin thread. It's a New Home model 614. I am also trying to find a site with the manual on it.


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Repairing Kenmore Sewing Machine?My Kenmore 13550 sewing machine is making a screeching sound in the hand wheel. We have cleaned the machine and oiled it, but the screech continues. Any ideas on fixing it?


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Power Out and Breaker Not Tripped?So my living room light outside light and in my daughter's room the power stopped. The breakers aren't tripped. I changed all of the outlets and switches. What could it be?


wilted plant with variegated leaves

Identifying a Houseplant?I picked this up from work (it was going to be thrown out), but I have no idea what it is or how to care for it. At first I thought it was a peace lily, but it does not have the same stalks. Anyone have any ideas?


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Puppy Won't Eat?My dad's friend gave me a six week old puppy and he will not eat at all. He drinks water, but won't eat. I even tried milk. I don't know what to do.


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Feeding a Puppy from a Bottle?I just got my baby Shih Tzu puppy and I'm scared she will get sick if she doesn't eat. She'll take in a lil then doesn't want any more. I bought milk replacement, I'm just not sure what to do next or if I should put in anything else with the replacement milk to please my lil diva.


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Viking Sewing Machine Stuck in Reverse?My Viking 6030 is stuck in reverse mode. I have removed the presser foot plate and cleaned, but it made no difference. What do I need to do? Does the machine need to be oiled? If so, how do I oil it? What kind of oil do I use? The manual gives no mention of oil.


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Removing Paint from Car Exterior and Defogging Windows?Unfortunately I placed my car, where colouring of an iron structure was going on. Some spray colour spread on my car's outside.


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16th Birthday Party Game Ideas?I have a problem. I'm having my 16 birthday party with about 80 people and I have zero ideas for what kind of games to play.


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Adult Dog Peeing in the House?My daughter has a 9 year old Shih Tzu. He pees in the house often. She has tried everything. Now they have a baby in the crawling stage and the ammonia in the pee is worrisome.


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Electric Smoke Alarm Keeps Beeping?My electric smoke alarm is continuously activated.


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Toxicity of Sevin Pesticide to Pets and Humans?We put Sevin dust on our 6 month old puppy this morning, but my daughter loves to be around him. Can she get sick from being around him?


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Dog Poops Inside House?I have a Golden Retriever, 10 months old, who poops in the house. If he is taken outside, he doesn't do it, but right after coming back he does. How do I train him.


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