May 30, 2020

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Vegan Pasta Sauce

Vegan Pasta SauceTry this simple to prepare vegan pasta sauce which uses a plant based meat substitute. For a non vegan version ground meat can be used, but will need to be cooked first. The recipe follows.

 

Pork Fried Rice with Duck Sauce in bowl

Pork Fried Rice with Duck SauceLeftover pork tenderloin is the basis for this quick and easy fried rice dish. The ingredients and steps are listed below.

 

Centennial Park in Atlanta, GA.

Value of Olympic Game MemorabiliaThe value of memorabilia from past Olympic Games varies quite a bit. A thorough search on the internet can help narrow down the market for the specific items, such as pins, that you might have.

 

Information on a Robert Dunlap Painting - print on canvas of a landscape

Information on a Robert Dunlap PaintingAttempting to find information on a signed painting by an unknown or obscure artist may be difficult. An internet search might yield some clues.

 

Applying wallpaper with glue.

Wallpapering Over a Limewashed WallThe chalky finish of limewashed walls can make it difficult to apply wallpaper and have it adhere properly. This page contains some suggestions for preparing a limewashed wall prior to papering.

 

A cape gooseberry with fruit.

Growing Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana)The cape gooseberry is a native of Peru. The plant is a perennial and is easy to grow, even from seed, and be spread throughout your garden by birds, who really enjoy the berries. It is a member of the genus Physalis in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Ripe berries are safe to eat and provide a good source of vitamin C. They are also a good source of fiber. Like other members of this plant family the unripe berries, leaves, and flowers are poisonous.

 

Wild lupine in bloom.

Transplanting LupineYoung lupin plants or seedlings can be successfully transplanted into a sunny location. Because they have a tap root trying to move older, mature plants is not often successful. If you must try to move a mature lupine, cut back the foliage to compensate for the partial loss of the root.

 

Sticky Rice Shumai on cabbage leaves plate

Sticky Rice ShumaiShumai are steamed Asian dumplings that are typically formed inside of wonton wrappers. This version is rolled in sticky rice that has been soaked in water for 30 minutes. Learn how to prepare these delicious seasoned ground chicken or pork, mushroom, and shrimp delights.

 

Medicine Bottle Bamboo Vase - vase with a bamboo stalk and several stalks taped to the back

How to Make a Medicine Bottle Bamboo VaseMedicine bottles can be used to create this decorative bamboo vase. The bottles are drilled through the bottom and glued together to resemble a bamboo stalk. Artificial bamboo is used here, but if the assembly is water tight it can be filled with water and live bamboo added.

 

Finished cake with a slice on plate in foreground.

Making Skinny Zebra CakeBoxed white cake mix, plain or flavored greek yogurt, water, and black food coloring are all you need to make this zebra cake. The following recipe is for the cake only. You can add chocolate icing and a striped fondant layer to finish the theme, if desired.

 

Hansel-Milo Ref Cake on plate

Hansel-Milo Ref CakeThis sweet no bake refrigerated dessert is prepared with crushed Hansel brand sandwich cookies, cream, condensed milk, and NESTLÉ Milo chocolate malt flavored beverage powder. The steps and photos can be found below.

 

Japanese Sweet Potato Rice in bowl

Japanese Sweet Potato RiceShort grained rice, cubes of sweet potato, salt, and sesame seeds are cooked together to make this delicious rice side dish. The instructions are offered for both a rice cooker and the traditional stove top version.

 

stack of Chicken Pizzadilla quarters

Chicken PizzadillaThis improvised chicken pizza substitutes flour tortillas for pizza dough resulting in a delicious pizzadilla (pizza/quesadilla). You may never go back to traditional pizza crust.

 

Photo Clip Banner

Making a Photo Clip BannerThis photo clip banner project includes the instructions for making the cute recycled water bottle flowers seen at the end of the ribbon hanger. Learn how using the detailed steps below.

 

A group of teens in a circle.

Business Names For Teen Group HomesChoosing a name for your teen group home can help convey the focus of the business. This page contains some name ideas for teen group homes.

 

glass of Whipped Coffee

Easy Whipped CoffeeInstant coffee, sugar, and water are whipped into a fluffy topping that is served atop a glass or mug of hot or cold milk. Mix it in for a delicious coffee beverage at a fraction of the cost you would pay at a shop.

 

Recipes

A piece of glazed custard chocolate cake.

Glazed Custard Chocolate CakeFinally the local government decided to deactivate the checkpoints. I left my oven at home and I got stuck in a boarding house. Now, we are finally home and I'm reunited with my dear oven. Ha ha! So I decided to bake the sweetest thing.

 

A plate of crispy pork roast with apple onion gravy & veggies.

Crispy Pork Roast with Apple Onion GravyThis is a juicy, tender pork roast with crispy crackling on top. It pairs beautifully with the gravy made of apples and onions. Smooth and velvety, it really compliments the savoury roast. Serve this alongside oven-roasted veggies and you'll be everyone's favourite chef!

 

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Renew Your Driver's License OnlineDuring this pandemic has your driver's license expired or is it expiring soon? I was dreading the moment when the DMV reopens because I have to renew my driver's license in person (as the last 2 renewals were by mail).

 

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Curbside Pick up for Home Improvement StoresMost home improvement stores are now offering curbside pick up with the exception of a few items that can't be picked up like: mulch, lumber, paint (however paint could be shipped home). You will be able to see which items are available for in store pick up when you are shopping online, as well as which items qualify for free shipping if you spend a certain amount.

 

Questions

What Is This Flower? - small yellow trumpet shaped flower on brown leafless stem

What Is This Flower?What is this flower? It's very small, maybe an inch long at most.

 

Information on a Goldenvale Porcelain Wedding Doll - doll in bridal dress

Information on a Goldenvale Porcelain Wedding DollI have this doll and on the neck it has 1 2000. I can't find any information on her. It's a Goldenvale, Janet, wedding doll with a certificate. If anyone knows anything about her please let me know.

 

Identifying a Stuffed Animal - closeup of what appears to be a black and white stuffed dog

Identifying a Stuffed AnimalI recently found one of my old toys and I'm having a bit trouble identifying the toy.

 

Value of My Antique Buffet Table - three drawered buffet table

Value of My Antique Buffet TableI have been trying to find out more information and the value of my antique buffet table.

 

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Removing a Spot on a T-shirtI have a spot that somehow got on the front of my t-shirt that I really like. It doesn't seem to come out. I don't have any idea what it was. I've tried 409 and some other spot removers that I have and nothing seems to work.

 

Value of Roberts China with Fairmont Pattern - set laid out on a table

Value of Roberts China with Fairmont PatternI have a complete set of 12 in mint condition in the original box. Markings include Fairmont 625.

 

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Cutting Plastic Bag Strips to Make PlarnHow wide should plastic bag strips be for a project using a size E crochet hook?

 

Foil Decorations on Girls' Dresses Falling Off - closeup of a Hello Kitty dress with the gold foil decorations falling off

Foil Decorations on Girls' Dresses Falling OffI bought my daughter a Disney princess tutu and started noticing that the foil decorations on it where falling off. I went to the store and returned it because I thought it might have been a faulty one. Then this past Christmas my mother gave her Hello Kitty dresses with foil decorations all over it. And now I just do not know how to avoid the foil from falling besides just storing them away.

 

Battery Hooked Up Wrong on Cub Cadet - riding mower in large yard with swing set in background

Battery Hooked Up Wrong on Cub CadetI recently was given a 2012 Cub Cadet Ltx 1040 for free. I was looking to figure out what's wrong with it when I came across the fact that the battery was hooked up wrong. I can only assume they tried starting it like that. What parts do I need to replace as I believe something must be fried.

 

Identifying a Small Black Bug Found Inside - black bug with white stripe and spots

Identifying a Small Black Bug Found InsideI keep finding this bug all over a house we are renting. It's really small as you can see in the first picture. It would fit on my thumbnail. In the up-close photo you can see it has whitish spots and one wide whitish stripe. They are really a nuisance and we've sprayed a ton, but they're still here.

 

Identifying a Fruit Tree - closeup of green fruit and leaves

Identifying a Fruit TreeCan anyone please tell me what kind of fruit tree this is?

 

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