August 1, 2019

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Grilled Guacamole in bowl

Grilled GuacamoleThis is a nice twist on the usual guacamole. You grill the avocados before you add them to the rest of the ingredients. The result is a guacamole with a lovely, deep smokey flavour. You can grill your avocados on your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan. I used the grill portion of a panini press.


finished Baby Back Ribs on tray

Easy Baby Back RibsMy friend brought me a big rack of ribs before heading out of town. As it's so hot in Southern California, I decided to make them outside on the outdoor griddle. This was super easy to do and I barely had to tend to them. I gave it a spice rub, put it on the heat, flipped it once, then brushed it with my favourite barbecue sauce. They were perfect!


Cucumber Salad on dinner plate

Cucumber SaladA flexible recipe that you can make as much or as little as you want. Some people add sliced raw onions, but I do not like raw onions. This is very refreshing on a hot summer day. It keeps well and tastes better as the flavors mingle. Cucumbers are very plentiful and inexpensive this time of year. If you grown them yourself, like I do, this dish costs pennies.



Eyebrows and Lowlow - dogs on a brown couch

Eyebrows (Chihuahua) and Lowlow (Mixed)I got them when they were born a year ago. They like to play with squeaker toys.


String Pull Abstract Painting - finished abstract painting

String Pull Abstract PaintingThis is a fun abstract painting technique using pieces of string to spread the paints around in lieu of just paintbrushes. This is a fantastic all-ages craft.


Penny Top Spinner - child decorated spinner

Penny Top SpinnerBefore you toss out any food/box packaging, you could make this penny top spinner. This craft/toy is essentially free and fun for the entire family!


Cable Ties for Supporting Plants

Cable Ties for Supporting PlantsWhen garden plants start to produce, they need extra support. Cable ties are great. They come in many sizes and are inexpensive. You can tie them to a plant stake, another part of the plant, or a fence. At the end of the season, just cut them and dispose of.


Expandable Way To Organize Beads

Expandable Way To Organize BeadsThis was a very easy project that took a small amount of effort with maximum return and it was fun. First collect as many of those little liquor bottles they give on airplanes or in the mini-bars in hotel rooms. Get your friends to help you. They are usually glad to help when you tell them it is for a special project. Other types of containers could be substituted.



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Value of a Franklin Mint Doll?I have a Franklin Mint Wizard of Oz Dorothy doll. It is in the box, in perfect condition, and has papers.


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Amaryllis Not Blooming?I've had my amaryllis planted outside for years. They grow well and multiply, but I've never had a flower on any of them. I live in central Florida and the plants are in full sun and well drained soil. How can I get them to bloom without digging up each bulb.


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Brushes on Pro Carpet Cleaner Not Turning?The brushes on my ProX cleaning will not turn. Is there a drive belt that can be replaced?


Information on Mattel Barbie Accessories - packages of accessories

Information on Mattel Barbie Accessories?I just picked up some Barbie accessories. One is a tiny little ashtray with a cigarette. All the little accessories are in separate little cello papers. I was wondering if this is how they used to be packaged?


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LG Refrigerator/Freezer Is Too Warm?My LG refrigerator/freezer is too warm. I have replaced the defrost thermostat in the freezer as suggested. Anyone know how long it will take to get cold? All fans seem to be working.


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How Is Parvo Transmitted?My brother had a puppy that passed away about 4 days ago from parvo. Before we found out he had parvo, he had diarrhea really bad, but we didn't know at the the time that is what he had. I cleaned up the mess and walked on the floor after I cleaned. My puppy has never been to my brother's house and was never around his dog. He woke up this morning and vomited 4 times in a row and then stopped.


Identifying Insect Eggs - long dark brown eggs

Identifying Insect Eggs?Do you know what this could it be, we found it on the bed one morning (on the top of the sheet underneath and underneath the first layer of the mattress? It looks like it drills small holes. It is the size of rice grains. Please help there is nothing similar on the internet.


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing ice blue dress and matching hat with lots of lace trim

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?Please help me identify this porcelain doll. This doll has a brooch with the name "BEBE" I can't make up the name on back of her neck. it reads something like Catriona Lovelin? This is doll 72/2000, a very low number and it was made in 1996.


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Finding Help Getting School Clothing?My name is Amber I have a six-year-old daughter in first grade and an 11 year old son in 6th grade. I am trying to get help with getting both of them new school clothes. My daughter has to wear collared shirts, but any kind of pants. My son can wear any kind of shirt with any kind of pants.


Value of a 1969 Rowe AMI MM3 Jukebox - jukebox in garage

Value of a 1969 Rowe Ami MM3 Jukebox?I have a Rowe AMI 1969 MM3 Jukebox. It works perfectly with the psychedelic screen working as well. Can anyone give me an approximate value?


Repairing a Whirlpool Refrigerator Ice Maker - French door refrigerator

Repairing a Whirlpool Refrigerator Ice Maker?I have a Whirlpool French Door Refrigerator Ice Maker Model Gi0fsaxvy010. In the ice bin the ice melts into blocks photo 2. Ice forms all around the coil in back of ice bin photo 3. When I take out the ice bin there is ice under it, see photo 4. Water drips by outside water dispenser, photo 5.


Value of a Lane Cedar Chest   - front of chest with faux louvered doors and drawers

Value of a Lane Cedar Chest?This Lane cedar chest has been in the family since the day of purchase on August 15th, 1964. In the picture you will see that we still have the original sales contract as well showing it was purchased via layaway. Does having this provenance add much value to the piece?


Value of a Towle Porcelain Doll - baby doll in christening dress

Value of a Towle Porcelain Doll?I don't know much about this doll. It has this mark on it. I just love the doll, but I can't find one that is the same.


Identifying Small Black Bugs in an Old House - black slightly bulbous bug

Identifying Small Black Bugs in an Old House?I just moved into a prewar house in Jersey and I keep seeing these small black bugs around the wood and occasionally on the walls. Any idea what these are?


Value of a 1958 Midge Barbie Doll - Midge doll wearing a bright pink dress with a lace top and bouffant hairdo

Value of a 1958 Midge Barbie Doll?I have a 1958 original Midge Barbie Doll. How much would it be worth? It is in mint condition.


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