March 6, 2020

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Banana Walnut Spread on bread

Making Banana Walnut SpreadIf you love banana bread you are sure to enjoy this walnut banana spread. Just add some to the top of warm toast to savor those familiar flavors of hot banana bread.

 

Grilled Caprese Toast on baking tray

Making Grilled Caprese ToastIf you already love cold Caprese appetizers, then give this grilled version a try. The delicious flavors of mozzarella, basil, and tomato broiled atop garlic French bread is sure to be a new favorite.

 

Popsicle Stick Geometric Sculpture - with LED votive in bottom

How to Make a Popsicle Stick Geometric SculptureEquilateral triangles made from Popsicle stick are assembled to create this intriguing geometric sculpture. Add LED lights or votives to use as an accent light.

 

Chic Clipboard - clip board with large flower, smaller ones, and "bloom"

Making a Chic Decoupage ClipboardDress up a plain clipboard with some pretty or fun craft paper. Glue it to the board and then decoupage.

 

Yarn Ball Spider Egg Sacs - closeup of craft

How to Make Yarn Ball Spider Egg SacsWrap foam balls with white yarn to fill a bowl with spider egg sacs. Add a decorative spider and you have a fun Halloween decoration.

 

Pasta Bracelet - finished bracelet

How to Make a Pasta and Bead BraceletPaint dry elbow macaroni with watercolors. When dry, cut in half and string pasta and beads onto nylon string to create colorful bracelets. The kids will really enjoy helping to make these for themselves and to give to family and friends.

 

Colorful Doodle Monster - finished doodle monster with wiggle eye added

Creating a Colorful Doodle MonsterGlue pieces of twine to a sheet of paper to create doodles. Younger kids can draw a meandering doodle with a marker. Then fill in the spaces with watercolors. Add one or multiple eyes to create your own unique doodle monster.

 

Paper Bowl Pet Turtle Decoration - ready to play

Making a Paper Bowl Pet Turtle DecorationTransform a paper bowl into a cute pet turtle for your little one. The list of supplies used and instructions follow.

 

Foil Wrapped Cardboard Letter  - finished letter on wood background

Making a Foil Wrapped Cardboard LetterAll you need to make these awesome letters is some leftover cardboard, hot glue, and foil.

 

Recipes

Eggplant Layered Rice on plate

Eggplant Layered RiceThis rice dish has layers of eggplant, ground meat and fragrant spices. It's super hearty and is great for an all-in-one meal. You can use any meat you like. I used ground beef.

 

Soft Butterscotch Bar with Salted Caramel on plate

Soft Butterscotch Bars with Salted CaramelI have tried making caramel several times, but never did I make it perfect. After few times of trying, I discovered a simple trick. Double boiling is safer than putting it in direct heat and today I was able to make my caramel perfect. With a little salt it tasted really yummy.

 

Articles

Nemo Inspired Paper Hat - finished hat

Nemo Inspired Paper HatAre you going to have a Nemo birthday party for your little one? You can make these Nemo hats for the kids! They are very easy to make and you only need a few supplies.

 

Hand holding a home name disinfectant wipe

Make Your Own Disinfectant WipesIt's easy to make your own disinfectant wipes at home. These are great when the stores are selling out because of the Coronavirus. It's also a convenient way to refill wipe containers so you can get more uses out of them.

 

Questions

Value of a Wurlitzer 1250 Jukebox - juke

Value of a Wurlitzer 1250 JukeboxI'm interested in primarily selling the jukebox. I'm also interested in learning about it. I may keep it, so I'm also interested in the ins and outs of restoring it. But, I should sell it because we really don't have space at my house!

 

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Making a Lettuce Salad for 400How much lettuce do I need to make salad for 400 people?

 

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Best Glue for Attaching Seashells to Wood for Outdoor DecorA hot glue gun works good when applying seashells to plywood, but if you live in the hot south, you can't use it on anything outside during the summer months because the sun gets the glue hot enough to loosen its hold and, one by one, the shells begin to fall off. What type of adhesive should I use on outdoor decor?

 

Identifying a Segmented Casing or Cocoon  - possibly a moth cocoon

Identifying a Segmented Casing or CocoonCan anyone identify this? It is about 2-1/4 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. It was found on the ground in South-Central PA. It may have originally been hanging in a tree. That is only a guess based on the fact that there is a small protrusion at one end that could have been an attachment to a tree branch.

 

Identifying a Bug Found in the Bathroom - two colored brown bug

Identifying a Bug Found in the BathroomI am finding these small bugs in the bathroom and toilet. Can you help me identify them please? How do I get rid of them?

 

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Using Expired Cake MixHow much baking powder or baking soda can I use to add to an expired box of Duncan Hines cake mix to help with the rising?

 

Value of Danbury Mint Porcelain Dolls - doll in long Victorian style dress with ruffle at shoulders and around sleeves and bottom

Value of Danbury Mint Porcelain DollsI have the whole collection and just am wondering if they are worth anything. I did have all of them in boxes, but someone has thrown them out!

 

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Repairing a Singer Quantum 9960 Sewing MachineMy Singer sounds like it threw a rod. Can you help?

 

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House Training a Yorkie PuppyI am a new Yorkie mom. My male Yorkie will be home in two weeks. I'm not sure the best way to potty train him when he comes home. I live in a house with a front and back yard. So should I pee pad train my Yorkie or train him to go on the grass in the backyard?

 

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Growing Avocado Trees from CuttingsCan I grow avocados trees from cuttings?

 

Identifying a Vintage Hutch - light wood hutch with 3 drawers and 2 door cabinet above

Identifying a Vintage HutchI was given this piece during a clean out, but haven't been able to find anything on it and honestly I'm not even sure what it's called. Can anyone give me any information on it, such as name, value, and if valuable where is the best place to sell?

 

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Making Your Own Lampe Berger FragrancesWhat is the strongest scent I can buy to mix with my 91% alcohol to make my own Lampe Berger oil and where can I buy it? I tried Walmart. I bought the cheep one. Then I bought the expensive one and it still does not have a smell that is strong enough.

 

What Breed Is My Puppy?

What Breed Is My Puppy?The mom is German Shepherd, but I have never seen one with white markings and she is the odd ball. What is she and if she is full blooded German Shepherd what type is she?

 

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