May 21, 2019

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Jalapeno Popper Dip

Jalapeno Popper Dip RecipesSpicy jalapeños are with cream cheese to make this delicious spread. Serve it with crisp tortilla chips or vegetables.


Shrimp Pasta with Pesto Sauce on plate

Shrimp Pasta with Pesto Sauce RecipePesto is a classic Italian flavor combination, with basil, parmesan and pinenuts. It's perfect to flavor a simple shrimp pasta for a light summer dinner.


Finger Knit Headband - knitter wearing the headband

How to Make a Finger Knit HeadbandInstead of using knitting needles to make this yarn headband, use your fingers. This easy project is great for teens and the headbands make a wonderful gift.


Magnetic Bookmarks - variety of completed bookmarks

How to Make Magnetic BookmarksAdd thin magnets to colorful paper scraps to make these handy magnetic bookmarks. It's a cute way to keep your place in any book without damage.


Plastic Bottle for Rehydrating Indoor Plants

Using Recycled Plastic Bottles for Rehydrating Indoor PlantsFill any empty recycled plastic bottle with water and upend it in a potted plant. This is a great way to keep your indoor plants hydrated during the summer or a vacation.


Tiny Paper Umbrella

How to Make Tiny Paper UmbrellasMake these tiny paper umbrellas as drink decorations for your next party. Any color or pattern of paper can be used for any theme.


Opo Squash, Tofu, Tomato and Shrimp Soup in pan

Opo Squash, Tofu, Tomato, and Shrimp SoupThis delicious soup combines tofu, tomato and shrimp with opo squash, also known as bottle gourd or long melon. It can be found at many Asian or Mexican markets. If you can't find it, zucchini would be a good substitute.


Love Grows Valentine Card - finished card

Making a Love Grows Valentine CardThis card has a tree trunk with branches that end in pink or red hearts, symbolizing how your love grows. It's a beautiful way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your love.


finished card

Homemade 3D Merry Father Christmas CardBrightly patterned craft paper is layered to create a 3D greeting card featuring Father Christmas. It's a wonderful way to wish your loved ones a Merry Christmas.


spoon and plastic egg maracas

Making Mini MaracasThese mini maracas can be made with two plastic spoons and a recycled container. A fun project for kids.



plate of Ampalaya Guisado

Ampalaya Guisado (Stir Fried Bitter Melon)Bitter gourd, bitter melon or most commonly called "ampalaya" in my country, is always compared to the heart broken. Most people are known to be bitter after a heartbreak. Ampalaya is the most bitter, but better than any other veggies because of its health benefits. This recipe is my favorite ampalaya dish.


bowl of Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower SaladThis is a low carb alternative to potato salad. It's a great dish to prepare for a potluck, a picnic or to serve your family.



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Converting Family Recipes for 1 - 2 peopleIf you are like me, you have a lot of recipes for larger families. Then people move out, get divorced or even die and you are left with only one or two people in the home. Or you may be just starting out on your own or with a new spouse and you find very few recipes for one or two people but hundreds for larger families.


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Switch on LED LightingI don't like to leave the front porch light on during the day, but sometimes it gets dark before I get home. Alas, I don't have a timer or a remote control for the porch light and I hate digging in my purse for a flashlight. Recently, I stumbled upon a solution.


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E-Receipts instead of PaperIf you don't want to bring home additional trash (receipts) that will eventually get tossed out or misplaced having the e-receipt option sent to your e-mail is extremely useful. E-receipt is better than not getting a receipt because you can still review your purchase immediately and have your receipt saved encase you need to make a future exchange or return!


An old Kenmore sewing machine manual in a plastic bag.

Protect Important Instruction ManualsSoon after we were married, my husband surprised me with a sewing machine in a small cabinet. That was 58 years ago. I have taken good care of it and have never had any problems. To oil it, I have to pull out the instruction manual.


A pile of silica packs

Please Don't Throw Away Silica Gel PacksThere are over a dozen reasons you should not throw away silica gel packs. Have you ever wondered when you purchase or get mail order, at least one of these roll out with your items? The biggest reason is that they absorb moisture and help retain freshness. With that package or purchase you receive a free gift of savings, here is how!


Pudgy (Yorkie/Pomeranian) - dog wearing a hat and cape

Pudgy (Yorkie/Pomeranian)We've had Pudgy since the day he was born, June 30, 2003. His mama, Suzi, lived to the ripe old age of 20. Pudgy has always had this, 'I'm the king of the house, bow down to me' air about him. So, you can imagine how happy I was to take his picture in his regal attire.


Making a Strawberry Planter from a Laundry Basket - planted basket sitting on stoop

Making a Strawberry Planter from a Laundry BasketEven if you purchase everything new, this is not an expensive project. I found the laundry basket at the curb, got the potting soil and burlap on sale, and traded plants with a neighbor.



Value of a 1921 Home and School Dictionary - cover page

Value of a 1921 Home and School Dictionary?What is value of 1921 Home and School Dictionary in good condition?


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Wolfgang Puck Bread Maker Not Kneading the Dough?My Wolfgang Puck breadmaker stopped kneading. As with other makes could this be a timing belt issue? The motor still runs and makes all the appropriate noises.


Value of a Vintage Pie Crust Table - with flat top and decorative cut edge

Value of a Vintage Pie Crust Table?I purchased this pie crust table for $20 with the intention to chalk paint it for my porch. It is nicer than I expected and I am now wondering if I should leave it original. Is there a way to tell the manufacturer/age and value? It is 32 inches in diameter and 28 inches high with a stamp of K 1030 on the underneath.


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Best Weight for a Shih Tzu Puppy?My Shih Tzu female is 10 months old and her weight is 5.3 kg. She has not come into her first heat yet. Is this a good weight?


Value of a Pair of Dynasty Porcelain Dolls - dolls in boxed wearing navy and black clothing over white shirt or blouse

Value of a Pair of Dynasty Porcelain Dolls?I have a boy/girl Dynasty pair named Kevin and Anna. Their Dynasty tags are different (though both are from Cardinal, Inc., Kevin's label says "Anna Collection"). The boxes are the same, but they can't have come out together because their outfit color differs. I don't know what country they represent; the style is not familiar to me.


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Cleaning Dirty Smelly Aprons?My daughter works at a deli and her aprons are greasy and stink. I read some of the answers, but they didn't say how much baking soda or vinegar to use.


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Old Weight Watchers Lentil Soup Recipe?I am looking for a lentil soup recipe that was in the Weight Watchers materials in the late 1980s and/or 1990s. It was in one of the booklets and had zucchini in the recipe.


Introducing a New Kitten to Your Resident Cat

Introducing a New Kitten to Your Resident Cat?My 1 year old cat was introduced to a 9 week old kitten. The cat isn't acting like she feels good. Is this common? Is she just exhausted from watching the kitten?


Walk Behind Zero Turn Mower Keeps Stalling - mower

Walk Behind Zero Turn Mower Keeps Stalling?I have a 48"Bunton walk behind mower with a 14hp Kawasaki engine pull start. It will start and run and the blades will engage just fine. When I put it into gear and start mowing I mows about 20 feet or so then dies. Any ideas on what this could be?


Sensation Lilac Has No Leaves and the Blooms Are Distorted - dead looking scrub

Sensation Lilac Has No Leaves and the Blooms Are Distorted?My Sensation lilac growing next to another did not leaf out. It has distorted blooms on it, but no leaves. The bush right next to it has healthy leaves and is beginning to blossom. What should I do?


Value of Paradise Gallery Dolls - 4 dolls in Native American dress

Value of Paradise Gallery Dolls?Does anyone know designer of these dolls? I can't make out the signed name. Value?


Value of a Seymour Mann Connoisseur Collection Doll - doll wearing a long ivory dress with a rose over skirt and hat

Value of a Seymour Mann Connoisseur Collection Doll?What is the value of a Seymour Mann connoisseur collection doll? The numbers are PA-3630 OH-17806. I am not sure if it ever had a box since it was passed down to me. It should have all its accessories though (hat, tag, bag, and stand).


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Weird Smell in Mobile Home?It's not something I can identify. It is nothing I've ever smelled before. I live in a older single wide trailer. I keep getting this odd smell that isn't something dead or rotten. It doesn't smell like must or mold. It doesn't smell like gas or a chemical. I don't know what it is.


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Formica Cabinets Damaged by Tile Cleaner?I have white formica cabinets; they got stains from a tile acid cleaner. How can I take those stains off?


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Replacing the Belt on a Nelco 1804B Sewing Machine?I am replacing the belt on my Nelco 1804B. How to remove the shield?


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Replacing the Canvas on a Jayco Pop Up Camper?I have a 1986 Jayco pop up camper. The inside is great, but the canvas itis not good at all. Someone is selling a great canvas off a 1978 Rockwood Freedom, would this fit?


Identifying Tiny Tan Bugs - bug on upholstery

Identifying Tiny Tan Bugs?What kind of bug is this? They're tiny.


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Value of a Boston Plastic Company Figurine of The Whistler?We have a statue of The Whistler by Boston Plastic Art Company #231. I am trying to find the value.


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Finding Fabric Donation for Quilts for Kids?I am in search of donated kids' fabric. We make quilts for kids in hospital, needy families, etc.


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Using E6000 to Make a Seashell Ring?I have many tiny seashells and I would like to make them into rings as gifts to family. I have purchased ring blanks and have E6000 glue. Is this the best glue to use to secure the seashell to the ring?


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