December 9, 2020

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A sack of cornmeal on a white background.

Recipes Using CornmealCornmeal is used in many recipes, including polenta, cornbread and all sorts of baked goods. Finely ground meal is often called corn flour.


A collection of oyster crackers.

Ranch Flavored CrackersRanch seasoning is a favorite flavor for snacking. Ordinary crackers are used to make these savory treats that are perfect to go with soups and salads.


Two salmon fillets on a cutting board.

Salmon Fillet RecipesSalmon fillets can be baked, pan fried or even grilled. This nutritious fish can be flavored with all sorts of other ingredients from many cultures.


A motion sensor light outside.

Using Motion Sensor LightsMotion sensor light are great for a feeling of security in your driveway and backyard. They work well to save power by turning off when no one is around.


A white metal footboard.

Attaching a Metal Footboard to Bedframe?I bought a queen size bed and a metal headboard and footboard. The problem is that there isn't anything to attach the footboard to the frame. Can you help?


Salmon on dinner plate

Soy Citrus SalmonI learned this quick and super delicious pan-fried salmon technique from my mother. Sprinkling the fish with a bit of flour before frying it not only gives it a crisp exterior, but it also lends to making a nice pan sauce when soy and citrus juices are added. The result is a tender piece of fish with a nice crunch and full bodied flavour. You can use any citrus fruit you like.


Poached Salmon on dinner plate

Poached SalmonWith the gift of a bottle of wine, I decided to look for recipes. This recipe doesn't heat up the kitchen, eliminates any fish odors, and can be eaten hot, room temperature or cold. I opted for the cold, since we are in the middle of a heat wave.


A young boy looking at an orange fish in an aquarium.

Caring for Pet FishAn aquarium is a wonderful addition to your home. Although pet fish are not very cuddly, they are soothing to watch and most are very easy to care for. Just regular feeding and tank cleaning is generally required for a healthy biosystem.


A man washing his body in the shower.

Recommendations for Body WashIt can be hard to choose from the many different scents and styles of body wash available for purchase. Prices can range from frugal to expensive but often the ingredients are very similar.


A row of whole salmon on ice.

Recipes Using SalmonWild salmon is commonly from the Pacific NW and Alaska whereas Atlantic salmon is generally farmed due to overfishing. This heart healthy fish is high in omega 3 and can be used in a variety of different recipes.


A girl near a cow in a grassy field.

Pet Cows (Cattle)Some lucky cows are considered members of the family. These large intelligent animals have their own personalities and quirks.


A person holding several shopping bags.

Being a Secret ShopperIf you love to shop or dine out, a part time job being a secret shopper might suit you. You have the chance to share your shopping experience to improve the business. Payment is often in goods or discounts rather than cash but there are many different programs.


Salmon Chan-Chan Yaki ready to serve

Salmon Chan-Chan YakiChan-chan yaki is a Japanese dish that uses fish and vegetables with a sweet and savoury miso sauce. They say that "chan-chan" is the sound the spatulas make when used to flip and piece up the ingredients on the hot pan. This is typically made on an electric griddle at the table with everyone sitting around, but you can use a big pan and serve it up in plates with rice.



The completed meal in a frying pan.

Salmon Sauteed TomatoesThis is a great and simple salmon meal you can make especially if you enjoy sauce over your rice. Or, you could also dip the sauce with bread instead.


A dish of Hungarian goulash.

Hungarian GoulashThis is a recipe from my sister that my family has enjoyed for years. Her husband was in the Air Force and they travelled to many foreign places. She picked up this recipe in Germany.



A roll of wrapping paper with the plastic wrapped replaced.

Keep Wrapping Paper NeatWhen I have a large roll of wrapping paper, I will only take one half of the cellophane off the wrapper and cut pieces of the top half of the wrapping paper, leaving the bottom still intact in the cellophane and nice and neat.



A porcelain doll in a box.

Value of Collectors Choice Doll?I've had this doll since I was 6-7 years old. It has never been open, but the tape was broken on the top of the box. It is in perfect condition. I am just wondering if it is worth anything since I can't find it online anywhere?


The belly of an itching dog.

Help for Itching Dog?When I bought her, she was fully covered with ticks and fleas. The vet is giving antibiotics and shampoo. Now after 1 month, the ticks and fleas are gone, but she's itching continuously. Her entire skin is also getting black and she is licking her paws too. She is also discharging white pus from her vagina.


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Cats Under Manufactured Home?I just bought a manufactured home in Florida. Now I have stray cats under my house. I have a small dog, it drives her nuts! You can hear the bricks move; it sounds like someone is breaking in. I closed some spaces where it had holes under my home. It worked for awhile, but they are back again two nights in a row. What can I do? Can they make their way into my house? This is my concern.


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