August 22, 2018

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Potato pancakes with grated potatoes.

Main Ingredient in Potato Pancakes: Raw or Cooked Potatoes?If you survey the internet, cookbooks, or speak to family members and friends you are likely to find that both raw and cooked potatoes find their way into some version of potato pancakes. Take your pick from some of the tips found in this page.


refinished dresser

Salvaging Over Sanded Furniture?Over sanding when refinishing furniture typically results in low spots or divots where you tried to remove a stain or other imperfection. The resulting damage can be lessened. However, sometimes differences in wood color and texture on a piece of furniture may be due to the use of multiple types of wood. This is a page about salvaging over sanded furniture.


Fuel cap off of a car tank.

Check Fuel Cap Light Keeps Coming On?The warning lights on our cars are intended to alert us to minor and more serious issues. The fuel cap light is in the minor category, but if you have to keep taking the car in for service it can quickly become very annoying. This is a page about check fuel cap light keeps coming on.


Stack of photos

Keeping Photos from Sticking Together?Moisture and acids from non archival paper can cause photos to stick to each other. One highly recommended solution is to place a piece of archival paper between the photos and then store them in an archival box, away from moisture. This is a page about keeping photos from sticking together.


Beautiful vibrant landscape image of footpath border by Azalea flowers coming out of pages in open book.

Garden PoemsThe beauty and serenity of a garden is a perfect theme for any number of lovely and meaningful poems. This is a page about garden poems.


3 Nesting dolls with beards.

Removing Nicotine Stains from Knick Knacks?Knick knacks displayed in a smoker's home or other public environment can become stained with ugly brown nicotine residue. This is a page about removing nicotine stains from knick knacks.


A bowl of Italian soup with slices of bread.

Italian Soup RecipesThere are several very popular Italian soup recipes that are easy to make at home, including Italian wedding soup and zuppa Toscana. This page contains Italian soup recipes.



Zesty Lime Cheesecake Bars stacked on plate

Zesty Lime Cheesecake BarsI love the addition of lime juice and zest to these cheesecake bars because they bring some zing to the creaminess. The graham cracker crust has some added cinnamon to really give it a nice dimension. This is an excellent dessert for barbecues and picnics when you want something decadent like cheesecake, without the need of forks and plates. Enjoy!


Muffins on cooling rack

Banana-Lime-Coconut MuffinsI had a very ripe banana and limes to use up. I also had some sweetened coconut in the house, so I created this muffin, with excellent results. Try it for yourself!


baked Spinach, Bacon & Cheese Quiche

Spinach, Bacon & Cheese QuicheThis quiche I created is not only delicious but aromatic. It is a full meal by itself or with a salad!


Brussels Sprouts, Apple & Avocado Salad

Brussels Sprouts, Apple and Avocado SaladThis is a nice light salad that can be served as a meal or side dish. It is very easy to make and most importantly, very healthy for you!


finished Quinoa Harissa

Quinoa HarissaTired of eating quinoa plain? Spice it up with some seasoning and toss with corn, spinach, garbanzo beans and green olives. You get a balance of vegetables and protein! You can eat this as is alone, or with other food. Stores well in the fridge for the week.


cooked Kale Burger

Basic Kale BurgerI have been trying to cut down on meat and find recipes for my kale crop. This one is tasty, and it can be customized with onions, carrots and other spices.



A board book with a damaged and bent spine, due to poor packaging during shipping.

Provide Feedback About Online PurchasesIf you are a frequent online shopper like myself, there are some times where you may not be happy with the item quality, or damages upon arrival. For example, I ordered a couple of new books online. The books were not packaged with care and just tossed in an oversized box. All the books suffered dented spines and that just breaks my heart to see!


A white coaster being used under a computer mouse.

Dollar Tree Coaster as Mouse PadI have this wonderful mouse that I love. But having a slick bottom side on the slick table makes it slip and then my wrist hurts. I use one of these for opening jars and two for under vases. I wondered if it could stop my mouse from slipping. Happily, it does!


Bread tags marked with the names of different electronic equipment.

Use Bread Tags as Cord LabelsDon't toss out bread tags! They can be used as a way to organize and keep your cords labeled and clear. No more digging around to figure out which wire goes to what.


Colorful Doodle Monster - finished doodle monster with wiggle eye added

Colorful Doodle MonsterHere is a cute back-to-school activity for the art class. Turn twine doodles into colorful monsters! A fun way to explore creativity and to play around with colors. It can also be used at home, or as a playful activity to entertain a small group of friends.


Tissue Paper Flower Bow - gift with bows and tag

Tissue Paper Flower BowDon't have a bow? You can make a simple one or a couple with tissue paper. Tissue paper flower bows will make a cute accent to any gift you're going to give!


Macaroni Greeting Card - finished card with a small red bow added in the upper left corner

Macaroni Greeting CardThere's still plenty of expired macaroni pasta and I need to do something so it won't just go to the trash bin. Then I thought I could make a collage-like greeting card from it.


Speedwell and Nigella (Love in a Mist) - pink speedwell flower spikes with blue nigella intermingled

Speedwell and Nigella (Love in a Mist)I purchased this speedwell plant at Lowe's a couple of years ago in the discount plant section; a favorite shopping area for my garden. The nigella is an annual that regularly self seeds and has actually grown from seeds that fell into a pot of other plants that I moved with me.



Getting Rid of Annoying Flies/Bugs - tiny flying insect

Getting Rid of Annoying Flies/Bugs?I just moved into an apartment and can't seem to get comfortable because of these annoying flies. Can anyone identify what type of insect this is so I can research where they may come from and how to get rid of them. They show up out of nowhere. I've killed about 10 in less than 24 hours. They are driving me crazy.


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Fix for Salsa That Is Too Sweet?What to do when your salsa is way too sweet?


Value of a Mersman Table #4146 - painted half circle wall table

Value of a Mersman Table #4146?Any info on this table? I've searched online a lot and cannot find this one anywhere. Any info is appreciated as far as a time period or value.


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll dressed in period attire of green and tan

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?My grandmother gave me this doll before she passed away a few years ago. I am curious about who she is and if she has any value. Not that I'd ever part with her.


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Value of a Vintage Singer Sewing Machine?I have a Singer 31-19 with cabinet and motor in very good condition. I would like how much should I ask for it.


Black and White Tie Dye Ran in
the Wash - dye ran onto the white portion of the dress

Black and White Tie Dye Ran in the Wash?I accidentally put and a black and white tie dye dress in washing machine and now the colour has run; the white is now grey. I have tried colour catcher; no good. I have just tried colour run remover and the white is now pink.  I am ready to bin the dress which I'm gutted about as it was only worn once.


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Husqvarna Riding Mower Won't Start?I have an LTH 130 Husqvarna riding lawn mower that won't start. It has clean fuel and new filters. I know the battery is bad, however if you take jumper cables and touch the starter it just sounds like it's starting, but won't catch. I am not sure what to do.


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Lace on White Skirt Is Yellowing?I have an off-white skirt with lace sections, some of which are yellowing. What can I do to take the yellow out?


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