September 27, 2019

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cooked Garlic Basil Scallops

Garlic Basil ScallopsThis delicious garlic and basil seasoned scallop recipe is quick and easy to make. Follow the instructions provided to prepare them so that they turn out just right, not undercooked or rubbery.


A carport with wood supports and a metal roof.

Carport Tips and TricksWhether you are looking for carport design ideas or for ways to decorate and use your carport for things other than parking your car, read on. We have tips to fit these needs.


Milk Lid Pumpkin Magnets  - two finished pumpkin magnets

Making Milk Lid Pumpkin MagnetsSimply paint some milk or juice carton lids orange and create these cute pumpkin magnets with pipe cleaner stems and vines. You will find photos and instructions for making milk lid pumpkin magnets on this page.


A certification plaque for True Grand Rapids Imperial Furniture.

Value of Antique Grand Rapids Imperial Furniture?The Imperial Furniture Company was founded in 1903. They initially made tables and later added a line of bookcases. Mahogany was the main wood used with some cherry pieces available. Imperial was the first factory to bring out Duncan Phyfe reproductions. This page contains information that may be helpful in determining the value of a piece of Imperial furniture.


A colorful cactus with small pups on the side.

Growing Cactus from Pups?Certain cactus can be propagated by removing and planting the pups produced by the main cactus. Others require special handling to propagate from cuttings. These may need to be grafted to another cactus. Do some research before attempting to grow cactus from pups, for best results.


A man trying out new eyeglasses.

Getting an Exam and New Eyeglasses Without Insurance?When you need to have an eye exam and get new glasses, it can be expensive when you don't have insurance. There are a few programs and retailers who may give you some savings.


baked Cheesy Eggplant Stacks

Cheesy Eggplant StacksThese sausage and cheese eggplant stacks are like little eggplant Parmesan individual servings. Make as many as you like, save some for later. The instructions and photos will ensure a delicious meal tonight.


Cute Little Crochet Circle Pumpkin - finished pumpkin in a bed of faux fall leaves

How to Make a Simple Crochet Circle PumpkinCrochet circles are sewn together to make this simple, cute pumpkin. You can make it in varying sizes. The instructions and photos necessary to a work up this crochet circle pumpkin follow.


Herb Frittatas on plate

Fresh Herb Frittata (Kuku Sabzi)Lots of fresh herbs, spices, nuts, and berries combine with eggs to make this sturdy Persian version of a frittata, known as kuku sabzi. Try it wrapped in pita bread with lots of Greek yogurt. Delicious warm or cold; you may become an instant fan.


The inside of a console stereo system.

Value of a Vintage Console Stereo SystemBefore the popularity of component stereo systems the console stereo was a common piece of furniture in many households. It you have one of these vintage systems this page offers some insight into the possible value of your piece.


A plate of tuna patties with a dipping sauce.

Making Tuna Cakes/PattiesOpen a can of tuna and choose one of the delicious recipes below. Make them all over time and choose your favorite(s). Tuna cakes are a quick, easy, and nutritious meal. Add a side of veggies or a salad and you are done.



Snickers-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Snickers-Stuffed Peanut Butter CookiesEvery year around Halloween, I like to come up with a sweet treat that uses candies from trick-or-treating events. Either you have kids that end up with lots of them, or you have loads leftover from handing them out. My favourite candy has always been Snickers, so these peanut butter cookies are stuffed with them. The outside is a lovely sandy, crumbly cookie, and the middle is gooey and chewy from the baked Snickers. I've had a dozen people ask me for this recipe after an event I made them for last week, so be ready to share if you make these, too!


Korean Soy Bean Paste Soup

Korean Soy Bean Paste SoupIt's cold, but what do you do if you don't have someone to cuddle with? I think it would be good if you make this spicy and healthy soup, to keep you warm.



Recipe Book for ThriftyFun Recipes - three ring binder displaying two recipe pages

Recipe Book for ThriftyFun RecipesAbout 25 years ago, my aunt made me a photocopy of the photo album of family pictures that were taken in the early 1900s. Photographs back then were black and white; therefore, color was not needed. I made an album by inserting the pictures into heavyweight sheet protectors that are made to put into a notebook. I used the same approach for this recipe book.


Halloween Toothbrush Spray Painting - finished artwork

Halloween Toothbrush Spray PaintingSpray paint can be expensive. When you have something simple to do with your kid and you need spray paint but you can't afford one, use a clean old toothbrush. Today, I'm teaching Halloween arts using the effect of stencils and a toothbrush.



Value of a Vintage Drinking Glass - tall glass with white pattern of woman with umbrella perhaps in a garden

Value of a Vintage Drinking Glass?What is this drinking glass and how much is it worth?


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Name Ideas for a Home Health Care Business?I am starting up a home health care services business which will include light housekeeping, food prep, errands, transfer to appointment, etc. I need to know what to name my business. I want to include my last name which is Ross.


Value of a Collectible Memories Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a green ball gown

Value of a Collectible Memories Porcelain Doll?I have a Collectible Memories genuine porcelain doll named Jade who has black hair and a green masquerade ball gown. I cannot find this particular doll anywhere on google or any site. I've put in all or some of the words in any order and still no luck. Does anyone know this doll? If it was popular it would show up with all the other common reproductions right?


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Buying a Vintage Roller Exercise Machine?How much can I expect to spend for a vintage roller exercise machine ?


Finding Donated Fabric for Youth Training Program - teens using treadle sewing machines

Finding Donated Fabric for Youth Training Program?We are training youths who are school dropouts but we are limited with the fabric. Can someone help with suggestions on how to find some free fabric to equip the youths with tailoring skills.


Furniture Color to Coordinate with Curtains - sort of metallic gold curtain

Furniture Color to Coordinate with Curtains?Does anyone here knows what colour this is? It's a curtain and I do not know what colour it is. Also, what colour furniture can go with this?


Identifying Insect Eggs - cluster of insect eggs on a piece of salad greens

Identifying Insect Eggs?Anyone know what kind of thing laid these eggs on my "washed and ready to eat" package of salad?


Identifying a Plush Bunny - blue plush bunny

Identifying a Plush Bunny?I am trying to find any information on this plush bunny. My daughter lost hers and I'm trying to get her a new one. I haven't had any luck on the internet and have no idea what brand it is.


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Value of a Princess Diana Queen of Hearts Doll?I have a Princess Diana, Queen of Hearts doll with the certificate of it being the first one made. I is still in the original box - never been touched. How much would this sell for?


Identifying a Piece of Vintage Furniture - perhaps a homemade chest with a top that lifts for storage, a small drawer on the left and a door on the bottom with storage behind it

Identifying a Piece of Vintage Furniture?I bought this piece of furniture at a thrift store. It appears to be semi-homemade. I'm wondering if some of you with creative minds will tell me what you think this item was designed to be. There's storage space behind the little door. The top lifts up so you can put things inside. The drawer seems to be in an unusual place. I love the uniqueness of the item.


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Canning Cooked Black Eyed Peas?I understand the answer that if the peas are cooked I don't have to water bath them. But then how do I get the jars to seal?


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