February 7, 2020

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Squares of fudge on a white background.

Two Ingredient Fudge RecipesIf you are looking for a fast and simple fudge recipe, try one of the two ingredient ones found on this page.


A pile of packages delivered to a home.

Protecting Delivered Packages At HomeOnline shopping is very popular. The convenience of this method also comes with a potential for lost/undelivered or stolen packages. This page contains a few ideas for tracking delivery dates and providing a less visible drop spot for the item.


A cat being trained with a treat.

Training CatsAlthough known for their independent nature, it is possible to train your cats to do or not do certain things. This page contains some cat training tips.


A lemon poppy seed muffin.

Making Lemon Poppy Seed MuffinsSome of the best muffins are lemon poppy seed. A moist citrus taste and some poppy seed crunch make these very popular for breakfast, brunch or an afternoon snack.


rum banana bites

Rum Banana BitesHere is a delicious way to use over ripe bananas. These rum banana bites also incorporate the deliciousness of peanut butter. Try this original recipe soon.


A green wall with a yellow striped chair in front of it.

Furniture to Coordinate with Green Walls?Choosing a furniture color to coordinate with your bedroom walls really depends on the look you are going for. Many people would go with light or natural colors, but it is OK to use a stronger color if you want to make the room pop.


Use a Candle as Floor Wax

Use a Candle as Floor WaxThis tip offers a less thought of use for a candle or old candle wax. If you have some concrete floor areas this method may work well for you.


A small jar of green avocado mayonnaise.

Making Avocado MayonnaiseCombine avocado, milk, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and Tabasco sauce for a scrumptious alternative to traditional mayo.


A completed poinsettia pin.

Making a Poinsettia PinThis pretty felt poinsettia pin is fun and easy to make. The necessary supplies and instructions follow.


A spiral notebook with pages being ripped from the spine.

Crafts Using Spiral Notebook Binding?For crafters who love to recycle everything possible into fun projects, spiral notebook binding offers some possibilities. Check out the ideas found on this page for crafts using spiral notebook binding.


A bowl of onion soup with croutons.

Onion Soup RecipesWhen we think of onion soup French onion comes to mind, but check below for some other tasty onion soup recipes.


Yarn to be used in a hand loom.

Love and Money Loom InstructionsLap weaving using the love and money looms does not involve any knitting or crocheting. A variety of different sized hexagonal looms were popular in the 70s and can be used by adults and children alike. Instructions can be found online at a variety of sites and at your local craft store.


A pan of caramelized onions.

Onion Side Dish RecipesOnions prepared in various ways can be served as a delicious side dish with your choice of meat or veggie main meal. Try scalloped, creamed, or another option found below.


Use Old Storage Racks In Your Garden - plants in pots on metal shelves

Use Old Storage Racks In Your GardenHaving shelving to display potted garden plants is easily done. Repurpose some of the racks and shelves you may have been using in your garage, or look for some at a garage sale.


A plate of roasted green beans.

Green Bean Side Dish RecipesGreen beans can be prepared in many tasty ways and served as a side dish. Try one of the ones found below tonight.


finished bag

Making a Rudolph Gift BagTransform a plain brown paper lunch bag into a cute Rudolf gift bag. This is a great project for your kids to work on.


Laundry Detergent Drawer Sachets - drawer sachet made with powdered detergent inside a coffee filter

Making Laundry Detergent Drawer SachetsYou can make drawer sachets by placing a tablespoon or so of your favorite dry laundry powder in a coffee filter and using a twist tie to keep it closed. Place in your dresser drawers for lightly scented clothing.



pork shoulder roasted in pan

Roast Pork ShoulderEasy to whip up, roasted pork shoulder with fennel seed, garlic and olive oil rub. This is perfect for a special dinner or special occasion served with side of roasted vegetables and rice (or however you would like to serve this).


Chicken Soup in bowl on set table

Instant Pot Bone BrothWe have all been sick this winter, so we look for easy ways to make chicken soup. There is no easier way than this. Just throw it all in the instant pot. If you don't have an instant pot, you can achieve the same in a giant stew pot cooked for over 6 hours, or a crockpot.


Instant Pot Beans in bowl

Delicious Instant Pot BeansI love these beans because they're easy to make and are a great fit for any meal. Not to mention they are super cost effective and have no preservatives. We love to have them in the morning with sausages and eggs!



Two marked laundry hampers.

Sort Laundry As You GoSo as to run full loads only in my washing machine, which is most efficient, I keep 2 popup hampers in my bathroom closet. One has a little hanging tag marked "Lights", and the other "Darks". As I take off my clothes, they are put into the appropriate hamper. When one is full, I do a load of laundry.


Prevent Mold and Mildew on Shower Curtain Liners - liner clipped to the side wall of the shower

Prevent Mold and Mildew on Shower Curtain LinersIf you have a shower curtain or liner that comes in contact with the side of your shower stall or tub while it dries, you have probably noticed that where it makes contact is where you see mold and mildew. That's because it's not drying fast enough to keep those nasty critters at bay.



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Using Liquid Plumbr and Hot Water?Why do you pour hot water down the drain 20-60 minutes after you pour Liquid Plumbr into your drain? What does it do?


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Determining the Value of a Silver and Gem Stone Ring?I am dealing with a silver ring stamped 925 with several small stones of two types. I believe three of the larger stones are blue sapphires with a few small diamond looking stones, probably zirconium. My question is how do I determine the weight and value of the silver by weighing the ring with stones in it?


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Shopping for an Electric Pressure Canner?Are there any electrical pressure canners? I see pressure "canners" for sale, but they are pressure cookers and water bath canners. I heard there is such a thing, but I can't find it.


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Red Border Bled on White Towel?My husband washed an expensive white towel with a deep red border around it in hot water. My towel is now pink. He showed it to me and I did not dry it. I have tried soaking it in Tide and laundry soap with Oxi and it's still the same. I have no clue what to do?


Value of a Franklin Heirloom Doll - dark haired doll wearing a long black dress with pink, teal, and gold ruffles and sequins

Value of a Franklin Heirloom Doll?I have this doll from Maryse Nicole. It's missing the hair piece, the facemask, the stand, and the original box. But, it is beautiful; is it worth anything?


A wooden dresser with metal drawer pulls.

Refinishing a Dresser and Retaining Its Value?This was given to me in perfect shape and my kids have since beat it up. Does anyone know anything about this piece? I took it apart and there are no markings. It has a slab of marble on top.


A small bug on a white surface.

Identifying Small Bugs in the Bathroom?I have these small bugs in my bathroom, they seem like silverfish, but they don't have the back tentacles. They jump when you get too close. Does anyone have any ideas?


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Replacement Cord for an Electric Blanket?I have a MaxKare twin heated blanket. The cord was pinched in my recliner. It was a xmas gift. The only contact info I find is an address overseas.


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Husqvarna Lawn Tractor Keeps Stalling?I have a Husqvarna lawn tractor, currently w/snowthrower attached. When running to warm it up it idles fine, but when I engage PTO switch or start to move in any direction, it stalls. It can be running for 5 minutes or 50 minutes the result is the same thing. The dealer says it is the seat switch, but I'm currently listening to it purr, but it won't engage or move w/out stalling.


A colorful collection of car tires used as planters.

Locating Free Tires?I'm trying make a memorial urn garden/cemetery for my husband. I found a photo on pinterest that uses painted recycled tires, arrayed and stacked, and planted with flowers. I'm in need of old tires and need a way to get them coz I don't drive. I'm willing to trade or pay it forward for any help.


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Value of Noritake Somerset China?I have serval pieces of Noritake China, Japan 5317 Somerset. How can I find out how much the pieces are worth?


Feeding a Dog Chicken and Rice - brown dog

Feeding a Dog Chicken and Rice?I'm thinking of changing my dog's diet to chicken and rice with fruit and veggies. How much should I feed her? She is 30lbs.


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Manual for a Dressmaker 2716B Sewing Machine?I can not find a replacement manual for my Dressmaker 2716B sewing machine. I have Googled everything I can think of and checked everywhere.


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Copycat Recipe for McCormick's Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Mix?Does anyone have a homemade recipe for the now discontinued McCormick's Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Mix?


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