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Getting a New Kitten in a Home With a...
I have been married 48yrs and in this time, we have had many cats. I highly recommend for you to get him taken care of. The problem of leaving him out and not neutered, he will continue to go further and further away from your house looking for a female. After...

 

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes
I grew up with fried green tomatoes. My mother would soak each piece in a dish with buttermilk. Her mix would be some flour, corn meal, salt and pepper. She would dip each one and coat then put in hot skillet. Then she would put about a good pinch of brown...

 

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Mixed Vegetable Recipes?
Baked Mixed Vegetables with Velveta Cheese Simmer a bag (any size) until tender. Drain well. Put in 12x12 glass dish or 13x9 (depending on the size of bag). Make sure you season with salt and pepper. Spread out in glass baking dish. Next, Slice think slices...

 

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Mixed Vegetable Recipes?
Mixed Vegetables with Velveta Cheese and Buttery Topping Cook a small bag or larger bag of frozen mixed vegetables. Small bag would take 12x12 baking dish, larger bag would take 13x15 backing dish. After veg. have simmered to tender, drain really well, then...

 

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Treating an Infant's Cold?
My son, who is 43 now, had a lot of colds when he was an infant. I always used Vick's, but I mixed a little with Vaseline in the palm of my hand to warm it up and then put on his chest. Then I put his undershirt on and his one piece pj's that had feet in them...

 

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Homemade Vegetable Soup?
I always save my ham bone making green beans and potatoes. You can ask the butcher about soup bones. Boil with celery, whole onion, a couple of beef bouillon cubes and a couple of quarts of water, salt and pepper. Some butchers will leave a little meat on the...

 

Dryer sheets stuffed in opening around plumbing.

Keep Rodents Out During Winter
I, also, do not use sticky paper. Even though they are rodents, they are still living creatures. This is a very cruel way of getting rid of them. I, also, have human mouse traps and release in the wild. My sister-in-law used the sticky stuff and the mouse was...

 

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Duration of Shingles Symptoms?
I had a a breakout, thinking it was pimples, on my lower butt cheeks,around my rectum and on the inside of my leg.- all on the right side. Anyway, I went to my annual gyny. checkup and ask the doctor what I can do for the itchy, burning pimples. Well, he said...

 

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Classic Car Brakes Squeak?
I read your problem to my husband and said to try softer lining. See if that works.

 

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Bee Jar Trap
I so am agreeing with the other posts. In our garden and flower beds, we do not use any kind of chemicals. Bees are so important. I, also, love to see them work. Please stop killing the bees.

 

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Pretzel Chip Cookies
I did not see the temperature of the oven to bake these cookies.

 

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Green Beans and Ham
My Mother made this meal many times for my brothers and me growing up. I am 63 year old and I made this meal for my family. You can also use canned green beans thru the winter. When buying a ham, I always get one with the bone in, because I use the bone to...

 

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Tennis Balls as Alternative to Dryer Sheets
I had used tennis balls for quite some time, but my husband complained that his towels smelled like rubber and I started noticing that some of my clothes had that smell.

 

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Layered Green Salad
Yes, this is called the 7 layered salad. We, also, put a layer of sliced hard boiled eggs in this. Very good. To make it a little on the tart side, some recipes call for Miracle Whip on top, then crumbled bacon.

 

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Banana Peel Disposal
In the spring and summer, I dig a whole around my roses and lay the peel down and cover with dirt and water it in. The roses love this.

 

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Growing a Burning Bush?
Make sure you plant it in full sun. That is what makes it turn red in the fall. I made a mistake and planted mine shaded by a tree.

 

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Burning Bush Won't Turn Red?
I have had a burning bush for several years and, in the fall, it doesn't turn a bright red. The only thing that I can think of is there are trees shading it. My uncle's bush is in the middle of his yard and his gets bright red, just beautiful.

 

Wildlife: Pelicans (Kure Beach, NC)
Just to think, a few years back, the fishermen in Ca. were catching them and cutting off their beaks because they were feeding on the fish.. Humans are so cruel. Thanks for sharing.

 

Dimmer Switch

Install Dimmer Switch in Bedroom
When we had our boys 41 yrs. ago, when nighttime feeding happened, we never turned any bright lights on. In our bedroom, we had a night light and in their nursery, we had a night light. I just cringe when I see new parents, on the TV shows, turning bright lights...

 

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Doing Laundry With Dishwashing Detergent?
When I wash my white undies, white bras, and white tanks, or anything else white, I soak them overnight with tide and about 1/4 cup of dish washer detergent. Everything stays really white instead of being dingy gray.

 

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Easy Pot Roast And Gravy
I put potatoes and carrots in the roaster, brown my meat first, then put over top of veg. and spread mushroom soup over all and then sprinkle beefy onion soup mix over all and add a can of water. Cover 375 oven and do about 2hrs. very good served with rolls...

 

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Dryer Lint for Bird Nests
I belong to a national birding club and their advise is not to use dryer lint. As in the previous post, there are toxins in the lint, when it gets wet it emits these toxins and is very deadly to the baby birds and their parents.

 

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Buying an Old-fashioned Dust Mop?
Find out if you have a Stanley or Fuller Brush dealer in your neighborhood. Also, go on line for these companies. I was a Stanley dealer and my dust mop is 30yrs. old and still going. Hope this helps.

 

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Cakes Sticking to the Pan?
I bake cakes and sell them and my pans are Wilton and I always line the bottom with parchment, but you still have to grease the sides. Also, you have to let the cake rest in the pan for about five to ten minutes on a cooling rack.

 

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Protecting Window Sills from Pet Scratches
Our kitties are indoor kitties and they just love to look out the windows. We have padded shelves so they can lay and look out. I hope that at least they have one or two windows to look out of.

 

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Discouraging Cats from Using Neighbor's Yards for Cat Box?
My kitties are inside cats, because I do not want them bothering my neighbors, plus I don't want them killing birds. Also, I have a neighbor that leaves her cats out and they are always at my bird feeder that I had to quit feeding the birds, which is my hobby...

 

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Caring for a Praying Mantis?
What wonderful creatures, this is why no one should use any kind of chemicals in their yards or flower beds. Sprays are so harmful to our enviroment, earthworms, and everything else. Also, these chemicals eventually seep into the water table and also end up...

 

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Holly Tree With Yellow Leaves and Black Spots?
My holly always shed their yellow leaves and some would have black spots on them and new leaves would grow. I hope that this is all that is wrong. I love my American holly.

 

Opossum in a Cage

How to Catch an Opossum
I agree with Dorie. They are totally harmless. I throw old soup bones or ham bones out and they clean them off for food, even the skunks and their little ones. Last summer, we saw a mother with her babies on her back, she came to get a drink of water. I keep...

 

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Making Gravy Mix Taste Homemade?
I, also, add pan drippings for chicken or turkey gravy, plus put some black pepper in. (Not alot) If it is beef or pork mix, add some onion powder along with some pepper, plus some drippings.

 

Garden: Helpful Snake
I had a garter in my garden too. He knew I was there and I knew he was there, but we never bothered one another. I was really pleased that he was in my garden. He would sun himself on the basement window sill. Snakes are one of the most misunderstood creatures...

 

African Violet

Saving Money on Houseplants
I call my local funeral directors and ask if there are any plants left over from a funeral. People send alot of dish gardens for funeral viewings and alot of the families are small or they just don't want the plants. Some of these dish gardens and peace plants...

 

Scooby-do (Pug)

Scooby-do (Pug)
My son has a pug and her name is Ginger. She has many outfits. He lives in Ct., and when him and his wife come visit, Ginger comes to Gammy's house and they pack her suitcase for her. She knows when they turn in our street that she is coming to our house. She...

 

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Cat Pees on Rugs?
The advise on keeping her confined in one room with her box is a good idea, but first take her to the vet. I have 8 cats and no one knows when they come into our house. We use scoop litter and clean the boxes out all the time. They don't get saturated with...

 

kitchen

What Color to Paint Kitchen with Dark...
I have white cupboards and dark green counter tops too. I painted my kitchen apricot and I love it. It is so refreshing and bright.

 

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Quick, Tasty Meals To Serve Fiance's Mother?
Cook a pound of springs, rigatoni, or penne. Put a layer of sauce in the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish or pan, then a layer of pasta, sauce, pizza cheese and continue with layers until the last layer is sauce, then put the remaining pizza cheese on top. Bake...

 

Barkley (Lab/Beagle)

Barkley (Lab/Beagle)
What a nice boy. Looks like he could talk and he would tell you how much he loves you. I just hate how cruel humans are to animals, but thank goodness there are people like you and I who care about God's creatures.

 

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Help Dealing With Bossy, Whiny Child?
First of all, I would have him checked out and tested. If there isn't anything wrong, then you have to crack down on his behavior, now. My boys are 38 and 39yrs old, and they are respectful, generous, kind, and caring men. I miss them as little boys, but I...

 

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Help Dealing With Bossy, Whiny Child?
I just had a couple more things to say. When my boys were little and they misbehaved, all I had to do was walk toward the drawer that held the wooden spoon. Please understand that I had never used this on them, but when Mr. Spoon came out of the drawer, I cracked...

 

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Crispy Mashed Potato Cakes
I was raised on mashed potato cakes. After the big Thanksgiving dinner, my mother always made these cakes, for our supper, with the leftover mashed potatoes. When I was a new bride, 41yrs. ago, I tried to make them and they were all over the skillet, but I...

 

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Crispy Mashed Potato Cakes
I forgot to say that I am, also, from Pennsylvania. My mother always said that these mashed potato cakes were Pennsylvania Dutch.

 

Welcoming Daddy Home From Iraq
She is what this is all about, keeping her freedoms. What a cutie. We sure do need to give out troops our support. We all need to wave our flags.

 

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Burning Bushes Not Changing Color?
Burning bushes have to be in the direct sun. I planted one and my tree is too close and it stays green. My aunt planted hers out in the open and it turns a beautiful red in the fall.

 

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Weight Watchers Pumpkin and Carrot Muffins?
The recipe says 6 muffins/5 points. Do you use mini muffin pans?

 

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Use a Reflective Collar for Pets
First of all, please don't let your cat out at night. There is soooo much danger for them. Also, a collar could get caught on a twig or fence and the cat can hang themselves. This happened to our neighbor's 12yr. old cat. I pleaded with her not to let him out...

 

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Four-Layer Dessert
I use lemon pudding or any flavor. Using the lemon pudding reminds me, a little, of cheese cake. My girlfriend and I were going to join Weight Watchers one year and we decided to make this dessert for our last MEAL, and we ate it all. No wonder we needed WW...

 

Tiger (Domestic Short Hair)

Tiger (Domestic Short Hair)
I have a 13yr. old tabby girl named Lucy. My aunt's cat was 24 when he passed. They usually live a longer life if kept indoors. Right now, she is laying in front of the computer screen while I am writing this. Tiger is a nice boy and he is lucky you took him...

 

Foxy (Pom/Cocker Spaniel)
She is so lucky you saved her from being outside. I never could understand what good is a dog tied to a box outside, usually in the hot sun and no water, then have to endure the cold winters. When I was growing up, we always had house dogs and they were treated...

 

Pebbles The Cat
She looks so sweet. After her babies, please have her spayed. I work in an animal shelter and there are hundreds of kittens that no one wants.

 

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Keeping Cutting Boards from Sliding
I either wet a paper towel or put a wet cloth under the cutting board. This secures it very well.

 

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Movie Review: Sharkwater
The general population of our country and the world has no idea what is going on in our oceans and how the sharks are being killed by the thousands each month. Anyone that eats shark fin soup, you should know how the fin was received. The fishermen catch the...

 

Saying Goodbye (Bald Eagle)

Saying Goodbye (Bald Eagle)
Are you a wildlife rehabilator? I have a friend who is one. She has helped many bird of prey. The sad thing is that some are shot by ignorant people and they are scarred for life and can never be released in the wild. There are alot of cruel stupid people in...

 

cat portrait

In Memory of Boots
I am quite sure that alot of the members have lost a pet, so we know how heart broken you must be. I lost my BooBoo kitty last Memorial Day. He was just 4yrs old. He had a bad heart. I still could cry. He was one of the sweetest cats that I have ever had. In...

 

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Memorial to Our Girl Maggie (Golden Retriever...
Tears came to my eyes, when I read Maggie's tribute and saw her picture. We animal lovers can relate how these dear souls enter our heart. I had to have my BooBoo kitty put to sleep over Memorial day of this year. I have had alot of cats in 40 yrs. of marriage...

 

Family Wedding

Save By Involving Your Family In Your Wedding
What a beautiful picture. You are a beautiful bride and your new husband is soooo handsome. Have a wonderful life together and make each other laugh.

 

Smudge The Cat
I rescued 8 kittens in a garage that the owner was going to kill them. Now they are 10yrs old. They are indoor kitties only and they are the best. They are all different looking and different personalities, but they are so loved. We never let our cats out because...

 

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Diabetic Strawberry Shortcake
As a diabetic, I buy the sugar free angel food cake. Be careful using the regular angel food cake. For one slice, it has(I think) around 24 grahams of sugar.

 

Pup (Beagle)
Growing up, we had a beagle named Fanny Belle. My dad got her to hunt, but the only thing that she hunted was the warm air registers. She was the best dog with all our family little kids. Not a mean bone in her body. She lived to be 18yrs old and passed away...

 

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Rat Trap
I know this is going to sound stupid to alot of people, but there are better humane ways to get rid of mice and rats. This is a horrible death for these creatures. What do you do with them while they are dying a slow death? At least the traps kill them immediately...

 

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How To Use A Ham Bone?
Put the bone in water in a big pot, add chopped cabbage and boil until cabbage starts getting soft, then peel potatoes and cut into small chunks, add to the pot and salt and pepper to taste. Let cook until all is soft and pour into soup bowls, serve with bread...

 

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Keeping An Outdoor Dog Warm In Winter?
I have had dogs all my life and we have never never had a dog that lived outside. The other posts are right, they are social animals and it would not be fair to get a dog that you can not enjoy as a loving pet indoors. Please think this over and maybe someday...

 

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Wedding Appetizers?
I always have a big Christmas party at our home. The one thing that I make, everyone loves. Buy hotdogs, cut into three's. Use a pound of bacon, cut into three's also. Wrap around the hotdog pieces, put into baking pan, single layers. Take a couple of handfuls...

 

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Kittens in a Paint Tray
I have eight kitties and they are not outside kitties. My family all have indoor kitties. My neighbor has outside cats, which kill the beautiful song birds and her cats seem to disappear. Too many things can happen to cats outside, dog attacks, poison, abuse...

 

Black and white cat in cardboard box sleeping.

Kurrundi The Cat
When I saw Kurrundi, I had to cry, because he looks like my BooBoo. I had to have him put to sleep a couple of weeks ago. About four years ago, I saw him outside by my deck. He was very shy, but finally he let me get him. He was no bigger than my hand. I had...

 

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Substitute for a Baster?
If you know anyone that sells Pampered Chef products, there baster is made really well and I have never had any problems. I take the bulb off and wash it all the time and it goes right back on without any problems.

 

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Hair Spray for Bees
Please, before you do harm to the bees, consider how benefical they are to our enviroment. My uncle has bee hives and he rents these hives out to orchards and berry farms. Every year, he finds more and more of his hives dying off. If we don't have bees, we...

 

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Hair Spray for Bees
I found the bug buster in Miles Kimbell cataloge. It is called the BugBuster #882886 and it is on sale for $ll.99. The web address is www.mileskimball.com. I have had mine for several years and I bought it for family and friends for Christmas gifts. It works...

 


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