February 6, 2018

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Spaghetti with

Spaghetti with Clams RecipeClams sautéed in olive oil and garlic begin the preparation of this delicious, easy to make, but fancy dish. This page contains a spaghetti with clams recipe.


Harvested Zucchini in a Basket

When to Harvest Zucchini?This is a page about when to harvest zucchini. Knowing when to harvest your zucchini will ensure that you get the flavor and texture that you prefer. One benefit of more frequent harvesting is that you can increase your overall yield for the season.


Woman Holding Her Knee

Remedies for Knee Pain?There are a number of home remedies and medical ones that can help alleviate joint pain in your knees. Check with your doctor if persistent or extremely painful and try some rest and heat in the short term. This is a page about remedies for knee pain.


Kitchen Sponge/Scouring Pad Near a Sink

How to Remove Odors From Dish Washing SpongesConstant usage and laying about to slowly dry can result in odors developing in your dish sponge. There are a few ways to destroy the odor causing bacteria and get a bit more use out of the sponge. It is possible to carefully microwave a very damp sponge, or try running it through the dishwasher. This is a page about how to remove odors from dish washing sponges.


Cleaning Marble Counter

How to Clean Hairspray from a Marble Countertop?Removing hairspray from your marble countertop is easy enough to do. Wipe down with alcohol, then use a vinegar and water mixture to scrub, followed by a baby shampoo wash and it is done. This is a page about how to clean hairspray from a marble countertop.


Red Crochet Rectangle Coaster

Pattern for Crochet Rectangle Coaster?There are many sites and patterns available for making crochet coasters. This is a page about finding a pattern for a crochet rectangle coaster.


Weighing Flour

How Many Cups of Flour in a Pound?When converting dry flour measurements from pounds to cups, keep in mind that there are approximately 4 cups per pound. This is a page about, "How many cups of flour in a pound?".


Girl with Homemade Facial

Homemade Facial RecipesThis page contains homemade facial recipes. You don't have to spend a lot of money at a spa to enjoy a facial. Here are a number of different facial recipes for various skin types and needs.


Books under corner of Bed

Raising a Bed with BooksUsing books to raise your box spring off the ground is a great solution if you don't have a bed frame or if you like your bed to be low to the ground.


Oatmeal Body Scrub

Homemade Oatmeal Body ScrubThere are many variations on body scrubs made from oatmeal. Try mixing ground oatmeal, rosemary, and lemon juice for a scrub that helps relieve the itch of dry skin. This is a page about homemade oatmeal scrub.


Small Greenhouse

Planning an Inexpensive GreenhouseThis is a page about planning an inexpensive greenhouse. Having your own greenhouse can drastically change the things you can grow. While you can spend a fortune on a greenhouse, you don't have to. Here are a bunch of tips for saving money when building a greenhouse.


Tray of uncooked meatballs ready to be baked.

Baked Meatballs RecipesBaking your homemade meatballs is easy and less messy than frying them on top of your stove. Make enough for several meals and freeze for later use. This page contains baked meatball recipes.


Brown Bread

Steamed Brown Bread RecipeThe batter for this molasses based bread is mixed and steamed in recycled cans. The moist, sweet flavor is quite nice served as a side to your main dish. This page contains a steamed brown bread recipe.


Baked Apple Dumplings in a red baking dish.

Canned Biscuit Apple Dumplings?Canned biscuits or even crescent rolls can be used to make apple dumplings saving the time of making the dumpling pastry component of this tasty dessert. This is a page about making canned biscuit apple dumplings.


Coconut oil in a small bowl next to a coconut and a toothbrush.

Oil Pulling for Dental HealthThis is a page about oil pulling for dental health. Oil pulling is done by swishing oil around in your mouth as part of your daily dental hygiene regiment. It is shown to help fight against gingivitis, plaque, and the microorganisms that cause bad breath.


Stack of Rice Cakes

Recipes Using Rice CakesWhile rice cakes can be a little on the bland side, you can turn them into crunchy, yummy treats. Here are some quick and easy recipes using rice cakes.


Mole coming out of a mole hole.

Caring for a Rescued Baby MoleDepending on the age of the baby there are some common steps you can follow to care for the baby mole. You want to keep it warm and fed. This is a page about caring for a rescued baby mole.


Woman Pulling up Baby Wipe from Container

Turn Baby Wipes Into Sanitizing WipesThis is a page about turning baby wipes into sanitizing wipes. Normal baby wipes do not have sanitizing ingredients. Adding alcohol to your container of baby wipes, turns them into sanitizing wipes.


Chicken Noodle Soup

Freezing Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup?Chicken noodle soup is best frozen without the noodles. When reheating the soup, simply cook the noodles seperatly then add them to the soup. This page has tips on freezing homemade chicken noodle soup.


Coffee Body Scrub

Homemade Coffee Body ScrubSave money and make your own coffee body scrub with your used grounds. Try adding sugar and different oils. This is a page contains ideas for homemade coffee body scrub.


Mold on walls in a corner

How Does Mold Spread?Mold spores can spread through the air, water or on animals and land anywhere in a house. However, the spots where mold spores may land must be conducive for the spores to survive and thrive, such as damp dark places.


Aloe Vera Drink

Aloe Drink to Reduce Nighttime UrinationThis is a page about using an aloe drink to reduce nighttime urination. Some people believe that drinking this aloe vera juice can help reduce nighttime urination. If you suffer from frequent nighttime urination issues, give this a try.


Mortar and pestle tipped over, spilling coffee beans.

Grinding Coffee Beans Without a Coffee GrinderIn a pinch you can use other kitchen tools such as a ricer to grind coffee beans. This is a page about grinding coffee beans without a grinder.


Coffee pod on a pile of espresso grounds.

Reusing Nespresso PodsBy cleaning out the used pod and refilling it you might be able to reuse it a couple of times. This is a page about reusing Nespresso pods.


Father and Son Cleaning Dishes

Clean Dishes, Clean HouseNext time you do some dishes by hand, before you drain the sink check around to see if there is not something else in your house that needs a sudsy wash. This way the dish water does double duty. This is a page about clean dishes, clean house.


Pouring French Press Coffee

Lowering the Acidity in CoffeeCertain coffee brands and roasts can be more acidic than others. You can reduce the acidity by adding a bit of baking soda to the grounds and mixing in well before brewing. This is a page about lowering the acidity in coffee.


Fingernail Clippers

Uses for Fingernail ClippersIf you have used a butter knife for a screwdriver, then this idea is for you. Nail clippers can do some quick double duty as well to remove staples, for example. This is a page about uses for fingernail clippers.



Healthy Oatmeal Pudding in bowl

Healthy Oatmeal PuddingI created this recipe when looking to add healthy fiber to my diet. Using oats instead of rice. I really prefer the final product plus it's a great way to use your left-over oatmeal and to get kids to eat healthier!


Turkey Meatballs with Pasta in bowl

Turkey Meatballs with PastaThis is an inexpensive, delicious and healthier alternative (turkey) to feed a group of people. We used 2 packs of Jennie-O Ground Turkey and made 25 meatballs of a generous size, but you can totally make smaller meatballs (half the size) to make at least minimum 50 meatballs!


Ricotta Frittata on plate

Ricotta FrittataThis egg based recipe is great for breakfast, dinner or even as appetizers! Simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!


Sour Cream Chip Muffins on rack

Sour Cream Chip MuffinsA great recipe from Taste of Home. I read the comments and substituted whole wheat pastry flour, yogurt for the sour cream, and oil for the butter.



Trimming and Upkeep of Acrylic Nails - nails after drying

Trimming and Upkeep of Acrylic NailsMy local nail salon charges $6 plus tip just to cut acrylic nails down. Seems a bit much for something you can do yourself, but there is a right way and a wrong way about it. If you haphazardly cut them, they can shatter vertically or diagonally, ruining them.


Organizing Handicraft Projects - trays on shelves

Organizing Handicraft ProjectsDollar stores are great. I rely on them to help keep me organized, particularly when it comes to handicraft projects. If you enjoy variety in your creative endeavours, you might like to keep projects and supplies organized by using the large plastic trays from your local dollar store. One tray, one project.


Book Flowers and Coffee Cup on Table

No Need for a TVDue to a divorce that left me with no retirement at age 60 I do not pay for cable TV or any other TV service. I have to watch every penny and try to create some kind of retirement plan. I love to read and my garden and yard keep me busy except in the winter and then I catch up on home repairs. I don't miss TV.


Heart-Shaped Cupcake Topper - three cupcakes with heart decoration in the center one

Heart-Shaped Cupcake TopperThis is a fun and budget-friendly craft for all ages. The heart is made of a simple pipe cleaner and a handful of ring-shaped cereal. You can also eat the fruity cereal as a bonus treat! ;)



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Child Support and Social Security?Can my child's father be made to pay child support if my child is receiving my Social Security benefits and no longer getting his Social Security benefits?


Value of 1768 Britannica Encyclopedia Set - volumes on bookcase shelves

Value of 1768 Britannica Encyclopedia Set?I have the complete set of the 1768 Britannica encyclopedaedia. My mother purchased them when I was a girl. I'm 62 now. They are in arguably leather covers and the bookcase still like new.


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Remedy for Dog's Itchy Irritated Skin?My bully Pit has been really itchy for the past couple of weeks and has developed redness under her neck, over one of her eyes, and underneath both of her front legs. I cannot afford to take her to the vet; are there any suggestions as to what I can try until I can get her to the vet?


Is My Puppy a Pure Bred Pit Bull? - black and white puppy on grey rug

Is My Puppy a Pure Bred Pit Bull?I was told she was pure bred, but they didn't have any papers showing proof. And I was unable to meet the dad. I was just curious if anyone knows whether she's pure bred Pit Bull or not?


Value of John Breuner Oak Table

Value of John Breuner Oak Table?I am looking for the value of a solid oak extension table I inherited from my grandmother. Under one of the chairs from this set is a hand-signed tag with the signature of John Breuner.


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