August 29, 2019

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spreading custard on cake

Custard Filling and Frosting RecipeUsing only two ingredients you can make this delicious custard filling and frosting recipe.


A collection of antique silver dishes.

Identifying Silver MarkingsThe marks on various silver items including serving dishes, flatware, and jewelry indicate the percentage of silver, with 925 indicating sterling silver. Sometimes a maker's mark is also found. This page contains tips for deciphering the marks on silver.


A pile of coins on a white background.

Give Yourself a Second Payday With CoinsMany people drop their loose change in a bucket or jar. If you take that cache in to your local market where there is a Coinstar machine you can turn it into cash, no fee gift cards, or make a donation. There is a fee for the service, but you don't have to sort and wrap as with a bank. This can make you feel like you just got a second payday.


A receipt from a grocery store.

Discount Grocery Stores in Colorado?Many areas have discount grocery stores. Finding one when you move to a new neighborhood or even a new state can be tough. This page offers some suggestions for finding discount grocery stores in Colorado.


Orangeades finished on paper

Making OrangettesOrangettes are a delicious treat for the holidays. They are made using cooked, sugar syrup coated, and then dried orange peels. The final delicious addition comes when they are dipped in bitter chocolate. Find the instructions and photos needed for recreating this recipe here.


Making a Stir Fry

106 Ways to Save in the KitchenThere are numerous ways you can save money with regards to your kitchen including reducing the cost of food, eliminating the use of disposable items such as paper napkins, growing a veggie garden, and more. This page contains several essays that outline 106 ways to save in the kitchen.


A shower of money.

Why a Budget is Like a ShowerUsing a too hot shower as a simile for one's monthly budget, learn how you can adjust your expenditures to fit your budget rather painlessly. The following essay discusses why a budget is like a shower.


A dinner roll in a red bowl.

Cooking Frozen Rolls in the MicrowaveA quick and easy method of preparing frozen dinner rolls is to use your microwave. In a high wattage microwave oven you can cook frozen dinner rolls in about 30 seconds. This page contains a tip explaining this process.


A collection of figurines at an antique store.

Selling Collectible FigurinesWhen it is time to sell some of your treasures it can be confusing where to begin. This page contains helpful information regarding selling collectible figurines.


Salmon fritters in a bowl.

Making Salmon FrittersCanned salmon, bread crumbs, eggs, vinegar, flour, and seasonings combine to make these delicious salmon fritters. This page contains step by step instructions and a photo of the finished fritters.


An elderly couple walking in the park.

Exercise For People With Limited Mobility?It is important to continue to get exercise even when it is a challenge to walk. Water aerobics and chair exercises can help build muscle strength.


Plastic bags stored in a recycled plastic container.

Recycled Plastic Containers for Organizing Plastic BagsIf you live in an area that still allows one use plastic shopping bags, you probably have struggled with organizing and storing them. This page offers several possible solutions focusing on using recycled plastic containers for organizing plastic bags.


Lentils & Brown Rice  in jar

Cooking Lentils with Brown RiceComplete the protein of your rice by adding lentils before you cook it. It tastes delicious and is good for you.


Cute baby sitting up and smiling.

Comments About Baby Modeling and Beauty PageantsParents sometimes entertain the idea of pursuing modeling and pageant opportunities for their babies and young children. There are varying schools of thought on this endeavor. This page contains comments from members about baby modeling and beauty pageants, from differing positions.


Green Pumpkin Flower Soup

Green Pumpkin Flower Soup RecipeWith a chicken broth base, a touch of fish sauce, pumpkin flowers, and a bit of seasoning you too can make some of this delicious soup. This page contains the ingredients list, instructions, and a finished photo of green pumpkin flower soup.


A can of Campbell's Cream of Chicken soup.

Making Cream of Chicken Soup GravyFor a quick batch of gravy you can use cream of chicken soup. The condensed soup doesn't need much when poured over rice or potatoes.


Smoked Neck Bones and Pinto Beans

Making Smoked Neck Bones and Pinto BeansSmoked pork neck bones can be used to season dishes such as beans. This page contains a recipe for making smoked neck bones and pinto beans in your crockpot.



cooked Carnitas

Instant Pot CarnitasHere's a delicious and juicy pork carnitas recipe made in an Instant Pot! If you would like, you can pan fry the carnitas after it's been cooked for the meat to be crispy.


Chicken Egg Roll on plate with rice

Chicken Egg RollMy younger brother loves to eat roast chicken. He comes home only once or twice a month. It has been his habit to bring home fresh charcoal roast chicken for everyone. This time, he thought we had visitors so we had so much leftovers in the fridge. Now I have to think again on what to do with this. Perfect for breakfast time, so I'm making egg roll with this leftovers.


sprinkles on Piñata Cupcakes

Piñata CupcakesTake a bite, and a sweet filling comes out! This was a big hit at my granddaughter's birthday party. I doubled the recipe to make 48 cupcakes. You could use your own homemade batter and frosting, too.


macaroni & cheese in a cup

Easy Creamy Microwave Mac n CheeseThis method of making macaroni and cheese in a mug is not only way cheaper than buying a box of it, but it tastes so much better. Not to mention it cuts the time and effort of making it by 75 percent. I'm in love with this recipe!


stacks of cookies on tray

Banana Chocolate Walnut Oatmeal CookiesI refuse to let things go to waste around here. I went on a trip recently, and when I returned home, I'd noticed no one had touched the bananas, leaving them to go overripe. Were they ugly? Very. Were they useful and delicious? Absolutely! If you use your overripe bananas to make desserts, you can cut down on the amount of sugar and butter you add in the recipe. These turned out awesome!



Feed the Monster Math Game - view of the possible coins that can total 5

Feed the Monster Math GameThis is a fun and free addition math game. This concept could be applied to many different types of games including: subtraction, division, alphabets, etc., but here's my example teaching my daughter addition - adding to #5.


Sherona (Chihuahua) - brown Chi

Sherona (Chihuahua)We got our little cutie pie when she was 1 year old. We got her off of craigslist for $50.00. When we first took her to the vet they found signs that she had been abused for most of her life. Even though all of her health problems she has the cutest little personality and big glossy eyes and is improving a little more everyday ;)



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Manuel for Hitachi 3 HB 103?I have a Hitachi Automatic Home Bakery 3 HB 103. Is there a manual available for this machine? What size loaf does it make?


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Janome 4816LE Reverse Stitch Doesn't Work?My reverse stitch button stopped working. Is this something I can repair?


Value of Vintage Coffee and End Tables

Value of Vintage Coffee and End Tables?I was hoping to get more information and possibly the value of this vintage coffee table and 2 end tables. I was told my grandmother may have purchased them in the 1960s. The pictures were sent to me and I have not been over there to look for a brand name. My mom said the gold sofa and chairs, as well as the coffee table and end tables were all purchased as a set.


Value of an Antique Dresser - dark wood 6 drawer dresser

Value of an Antique Dresser?I am looking for information on my antique dresser, especially age and estimated value. It has a sticker on the back from Henshaw's Furniture in Cincinnati. The drawers are dove tailed.


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Staging Business Name Ideas?I'm trying to start a staging business and I am looking for a catchy name. My name is Layana Charise T.


Identifying a Desk or Sewing Caddy - antique finished roll top small caddy with storage and 8 holes on the bottom front

Identifying a Desk or Sewing Caddy?I have a portable desk or sewing caddy with handles. It looks vintage. It has small 1" holes (about 10) across the bottom above the two small drawers. The holes are about 1" in depth. What are these used for?


Value of an Asymmetrical Glass Top Coffee Table - three legged table with asymmetrical glass top

Value of an Asymmetrical Glass Top Coffee Table?I inherited this coffee table also along with the couch and was wandering what this could be worth or is it a designer? What should I expect to sell it for? I can guide myself with prices of items sold in in the US considering things sell here in my country for just a little bit lower maybe twenty percent of the prices they sell in the US.


Value of a Vintage Round Glass Topped Table - round glass topped table with wood base including a shelf and three legs

Value of a Vintage Round Glass Topped Table?This table is also part of my living room. I am looking to see what it is worth, what's it is called, and what time is it from. I want to sell it so I need to see how much I can ask for.


Value of Noritake China - white plate with a gold and white scroll pattern

Value of Noritake China?What is the value of 6610 Duette Noritake China? I have a 12 - 7pc place settings with 5 serving dishes. It is in mint condition


Replacement Water Container for a Singer Steam Press - clear plastic water container

Replacement Water Container for a Singer Steam Press?I have a Singer steam press. I recently dropped it and the water container broke in half. The steam press works perfectly well, but with no steam. Is it possible to replace the water container?


Decorating a Bathroom with a Blue Tub - plain small bathroom with blue tub and surround

Decorating a Bathroom with a Blue Tub?My bathroom is small and has a blue tub. I want to decorate, but don't know what colors to use.


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Ride On Mower Won't Crank?I just recently cleaned out the carby on a 13hp Briggs and Stratton ride on and tipped the mower on its side to sharpen the blades, (spark plug on higher side). A fair bit of oil went through the carby, but I cleaned it out well. I put everything back together and it does the 1 click when turning it on, but won't even turn over? Can anyone help me out please?


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Fixing a Smith Corona Typewriter?I have a Smith Corona Super G typewriter. The carriage moves freely from right to left; it will not lock.


Value of a Madame Alexander Doll -  small doll with closable eyes wearing a white dress with dark trim and bows

Value of a Madame Alexander Doll?I have a Madame Alexander Party Dress Wendy doll. I've had it forever and am deciding to sell it, but I don't know what a good price would be. It's never been out of the box, the box is stained, but I believe it's from age and the lid being on for so long. The doll is in perfect condition.


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