February 14, 2020

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A girl with a white lab coat on.

Homemade CSI KitThe CSI TV series and other popular shows have resulted in a lot of interest by kids in solving crimes. Rather than buying an expensive kit this page offers a very extensive project, with a detailed contents list, for making one for your children or grands.


A platter of assorted crostini appetizers.

Crostini RecipesCrostini is a delicious appetizer made from thin toasted slices of bread like a French baguette. Then it is typically topped with garlic, olive oil, and chopped tomatoes. Recipes follow.


The cooked sausage and peppers dish.

Baked Sausage and PeppersThis quick meal consists of sliced Italian sausage, sliced onions, and cut up bell peppers. Roast them in your oven or toaster oven for a yummy dish.


Homemade Vegetable Bouillon in cup

Homemade Vegetable BouillonUse leftover or wilted veggies to make your own vegetable bouillon. The complete process for this task is presented on this page. No more wasted food, or at least less.


bottle with salad dressing

Honey Lime Salad DressingCombine olive oil, lime juice, and honey for a delicious summer salad dressing. The recipe follows.



Fabric Covered Specimen or Bud Vase - closeup of finished vase with yellow daisy like flower

Fabric Covered Specimen VaseThis is an easy and pretty way to make a unique vase using scraps of colourful fabric and a glass bottle. This one was a soft drink bottle, but a beer bottle, sauce bottle, or similar style will do just fine.



Identifying a Vintage Table - two tier oval table

Identifying a Vintage Table?I am looking for info on this table and how it would be used.


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Singer 8280 Handwheel Hard to Turn?The handwheel is almost frozen! It is very hard to turn it! There are no jammed threads! I was sewing and it kept slowing down, with my foot pressed down on the pedal all the way. I tried turning the handwheel towards me slightly, and it would sew a little more, then stall again. So I removed the top thread and bobbin, then reloaded both. Then, it could not pick up bobbin thread!


An intricately carved round wooden table.

Value of a Round Carved Wooden Table?I am just curious what this would be worth? It has been in my family for at least 30 years.


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Adjusting the Needle on a Kenmore Sewing Machine?How do you adjust the needle on a Kenmore sewing machine?


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Value of Old Encyclopedias?Do old sets of encyclopedias have any value? Can they be donated anywhere or do they have to be recycled?


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Using Witch Hazel to Get Rid of Fleas on a Dog?Can I wash my dog in witch hazel for fleas?


A purple M&M baby doll from Ashton Drake.

Value of Ashton-Drake M&M Dolls?I have 8 of these dolls, purple, brown, orange, turquoise, blue, red, green and yellow. Each hat says a different thing. The only thing I do not have is the boxes they came in. What are they worth so I could sell them?


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Value of a 1916 Standard American Encyclopedia?I would like to know the value of my 11 books. The copyright is 1916.


Value of an 1864 Webster's Dictionary  - cover page

Value of an 1864 Webster's Dictionary?How much is this worth in good condition?


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Tips for Getting Control of Your Life?I'm reading the book Simple Steps by Lisa Lelas, Linda McClintock and Beverly Zingarella. I tried to put it into practice once in the eighties, but life got the better of me. I'm retired now and I want to give it another try. Does anyone have any tips for getting started and keeping momentum?


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Storing Almond Bark?After you heat up almond bark can you store what is left over and reuse it? If you can reuse it how many times can you reuse it?


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