January 16, 2019

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Crab Potato Salad in bowl

Crab Potato SaladThis is a simple way to lift the average potato salad. I used imitation crab meat, but you can surely use the real thing if you'd like.


Vegetarian Glass Noodle Stirfry in bowl

Vegetarian Glass Noodle StirfryThis is an easy meal to make. This vegetarian dish is featuring chrysanthemum also known tan o (in Vietnamese). It can be found at your Asian market but you can substitute with any vegetable you like. It can be eaten vegetarian style or you can add your choice of meat.


Marinated Swordfish 3

Marinated SwordfishI just love swordfish, but will only cook it if I go out to the market that day and buy it. I make a quick, easy marinade and refrigerate it for at least an hour before cooking. I marinate the remaining swordfish at the same time in a plastic bag and freeze. I marinate all my meat before I freeze them in freezer bags!



A platter of homemade banana cakes.

A Hundred Dollar For A Family of FourGrowing up wasn't that easy for a simple girl who is shy and almost doesn't talk in public. My family has had a lack of resources since I was a kid, as my parents were just starting a small family. I remember one time my parents told me and my older brother to hide during snack time because we only have water and fried bananas on our lunchbox.


A Beech Mountain ski cam showing skiers on the mountain.

Beech Mountain Ski CamI'm enjoying watching people ski down the mountain at Beech Mountain NC. It was so warm this week, just about all the snow melted but it's cold again and it has also snowed plus they are making snow for the slopes.


A sheet over a made up guest bed in a bedroom.

Extra Sheet on Guest BedAfter washing the dusty spread on the bed in the spare bedroom, I thought about using one of the extra sheets, I have accumulated, to cover the bed to keep it from getting dusty.


The different spices and seasonings for a recipes spread out on the top of the soup.

Seasoning Your RecipesWhenever I am making a soup, stew, sauce or anything that will need many seasonings, I use the method I pictured below! When I am done I can check that I have used everything I needed for my recipe. It really keeps things organized.


DIY Japanese Kintsugi Pottery Repair - bowl glued back together with web of gold paint showing along the repair lines

DIY Japanese Kintsugi Pottery RepairKintsugi is the process of mending broken pottery with a a gold-dusted lacquer to adhere the pieces back together, and make the final product even more beautiful than before.


A collection of recycled aluminum cans near tall narrow condiment bottles.

Cans to Stabilize Condiments in FridgeI love condiments. But some of the bottles are a little too slender to stay up when I open the door. Today I came up with something I think might help some of you.



What Breed Is This Dog? - black puppy with white on chest and feet including black freckles

What Breed Is This Dog?The sister of a friend of mine was in Peru and witnessed this little cutie almost getting hit so she brought her all the way back home to California with her. Now we're trying to figure out what type of dog she is. It looks like she's got Border Collie in her, but I may be wrong.


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Singer Sewing Machine Not Picking Up the Bobbin Thread?I have a Singer Patchwork sewing machine. The spool of thread ran out. I put a new spool on. I checked to make sure everything is threaded properly, but still the bobbin thread will not come through. Could the timing of the gears go out of sync when I ran out of thread? How do I fix this or do I need to take it to a repair shop?


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Blue Cross Blue Shield (FEHB) and Medicare?I am 60 years (Dec.) and would like to get a better understanding on my options before the time to make changes to my BCBS/FEHB Standard Self +1 being my secondary insurances and Medicare being my primary and which of the other options best fits me.


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Recipe for Homemade OxiClean?I thought I would try your recipe for the homemade OxiClean: baking soda with hydrogen peroxide, and water. How much water should be added to the mixture after you've already mixed the ingredients together?


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Yorkie Sleeps Too Much and Won't Play?I adopted a 7yr. old Yorkie 2 months ago. All he wants to do is sleep. He is home during the day by himself. Once he is done eating he just wants to lay on the couch and/or floor and sleep more. I take him for a walk in the am, after work, and in the evening before bed. He doesn't play.


Value of a Mersman Desk and Stool

Value of a Mersman Desk and Stool?I have a Mersmen 220 88 desk and stool 148 77. The numbers are on the bottom of the desk and chair. I am wanting to sell them, but have no idea what they are worth.


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - Australian Aboriginal doll

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?Can you please help me to identify this Australian Aboriginal doll? She is approximately 18.5" tall.


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Name Ideas for a Kids' Body Butter Product?I am working on a project for a kids' body products range and I am looking for fun names for the body butter range, it has the following variants strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, and blueberry.


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Preventing Mold on Grated Cheese?How do I keep grated Parmesan cheese from molding?


Duck Not Sitting on Eggs - eggs in a wood chip filled container

Duck Not Sitting on Eggs?My magpie duck has laid 16 eggs one every day since January 1st, but she doesn't sit on them. She is only a year old. Will she sit or should I collect them?


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Disability Assistance for a Person Diagnosed with Depression?Can I get financial support since I was diagnosed with depression?


Value of 1962 Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia and Yearbooks - encyclopedias on a shelf

Value of 1962 Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia and Yearbooks?I have a 15 volume set of the 1962 Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia, also 1963 thru 1984 Compton yearbooks. Could you estimate the value?


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Concerns after Sister-in-Law and Children Moved In?My sister-in-law told my husband that she had everything situated to move. We haven't been married 3 years yet and his family is always asking him for help. I was watching the kids (3) and only that. After the kids leave and on the weekends is my time. When she moved here, all of a sudden she doesn't have anything in order.


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10th Birthday Party Ideas in a Small Apartment?What should I do for a 10 year old girl's birthday party in a small condo/apartment?


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Cat Is Peeing on the Couch?I've been using Feliway for over a year. My one cat started having accidents on my couch. I took him to the vet and he checked out fine. Feliway was recommended. I don't think it's working because he is still peeing on the couch.


What Is My Chihuahua Mixed With? - small cream colored dog

What Is My Chihuahua Mixed With?I can't determine what my baby is mixed with. I was told that he was a Chihuahua/Boxer mix, but I just want to make sure.


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Best Vacuum Cleaner for Hardwood Floors and Carpet?Last year I ended up buying a Hoover Linx cordless stick vac and the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser hand vac, as I was so frustrated with our old Miele White Star. Both are decent for day-to-day touch-ups, but my Miele has now totally bitten the dust and I need to buy a new vac this week.


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Refreshing Hair Dyed with Semi Permanent Color?When you dye your hair with semi permanent color and the color fades can you apply more color to bring the color back?


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Information on a Leonardo Collection Laurel and Hardy Figurine?I have a Leonardo 1998 Collection figurine with certificate and box. It is of Laurel and Hardy called, Accident Prone. We cannot find anything about this particular double act. Please advise why this might be. There are others that the search finds ie., the fishing one and the sitting on the bench one.


What Breed Is My Dog? - light brown Pit looking puppy

What Breed Is My Dog?I know my dog is a terrier mix, but what else is he? Is he a Pit Bull, Boxer, or Lab?


Is My Puppy a Full Blood Pit Bull? - brown puppy

Is My Puppy a Full Blood Pit Bull?Is my puppy a full blooded Pit Bull? He's 7 weeks old.


What Breed Is My Chihuahua Mixed With?

What Breed Is My Chihuahua Mixed With?I adopted this little guy last July and was told he was a long haired Chihuahua mix, but we aren't sure what he is mixed with! Any suggestions?


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Removing Cigarette Smoke Odor from Home?No one has ever smoked in my home. However, my roommate brought in furniture that was in a house where there was heavy smoking. The smoke-filled furniture has been in my house for about a year and still smells. When the furniture leaves, will the smoke smell leave as well?


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Finding a Plush Pegasus Toy from the Early 2000s?Unfortunately I don't have a picture! But I have a very clear memory of what she looked like, and I will try to describe it best I can.


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Eligibility for Social Security Survivor Benefits?If I pass away, my child will get benefits as will her mother (my spouse) as her care giver. If her mother (my widow) too passes away before my baby turns 18, can her half sister (30 yrs old; also my daughter) get that care giver portion of the benefit as she will be the one to provide that care?


Sewing Machine Not Catching Bobbin Thread

Sewing Machine Not Catching Bobbin Thread?I have a vintage Athena 2000 electronic sewing machine. The issue I have is that whenever the thread on the needle of the machine tries to grab for the bobbin thread every time I give it a full rotation the thread on the needle constantly stops halfway and does not make the full rotation to the bobbin thread.


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Refund of Child Support Collected After Death of Custodial Parent?How can I get back child support paid to custodial parent after she was deceased? She passed away 5 months ago and child support has just ended. How do I get back the 5 months of child support taken while she was deceased? I am the primary (only) caregiver of the child.


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