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Easy No Knead Bread baked in bowl

Easy No Knead Bread
What is 180C in Fahrenheit? Thanks.

 

Crispy Eggplant "Bacon"

Crispy Eggplant "Bacon"
This sounds good; however, if you are vegetarian (like I am) or vegan, omit the Worcestershire sauce as it has anchovies in it.

 

Uses for Large Plastic Coffee Jugs

Uses for Large Plastic Coffee Jugs
We use one for snow-melt at the side door and one in my husbands car.

 

squeegee on countertop

Squeegee Your Countertops
I agree with Sandis comments. You dont want ammonia around areas that will come in contact with food, etc.

 

rum banana bites

Rum Banana Bites
I usually make banana bread with overripe bananas but this looks like another great option.

 

Making a Duck Pond

Stock Tank Duck Pond
Lucky ducks for sure!

 

A pat of real butter.

Don't Substitute for Butter
I agree...the more natural we eat, the better. Also, a lot of baking recipes that use butter will specifically say not to use any substitutions because the results wont be the same.

 

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Quick Fruit Crumble
What is 1/4 cube butter? Thanks.

 

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Rid Your Bag of Popcorn Seeds
I must be missing something. It says to do this before you open the bag but then how do the kernels come out?

 

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Cleaning Smelly Sandals?
I do not buy leather or any other animal by-product shoes, etc. Many man-made material shoes can be washed in the washing machine on delicate, and then air-dried. As an alternative, I have had much luck wiping the foot bed with rubbing alcohol and then let...

 

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A bowl of separated bananas.

Extend the Shelf Life of Bananas
To freeze a banana, slice it and place on a cookie sheet. Put the cookie sheet in the freezer until the slices are frozen. Then put the frozen slices in a freezer-safe bag or container until ready to use. Put in blender with other ingredients and blend away...

 

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Homemade Febreze
I would test the fabric first. There are some fabrics that fabric softener will stain.

 

Garbage container ready to be picked up

Has the Trash Been Picked Up?
Great idea! (I wonder why someone would give this a thumbs down?)

 

A hard boiled egg being peeled.

Peel Hard-boiled Eggs Quickly
My Dad just showed me this trick and it works. Also, the older the egg the easier it is to peel.

 

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Homemade Allspice
This is a good substitute for allspice when you dont have it but allspice is its own spice. From Wikipedia: Allspice is the dried fruit of the P. dioica plant. The fruit are picked when green and unripe and are traditionally dried in the sun. When dry, they...

 

Brush and baking soda for deodorant

Baking Soda as a Natural Deodorant
There are some on Amazon.

 

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Clogged Bathroom Sink?
I meant to say drain cleaners, not drainers!

 

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Clogged Bathroom Sink?
I believe her sink is clogged, not her toilet as a few comments have suggested. If you have tried drainers and snake it sounds like you need to call a plumber.

 

Bagel in CD Container

Use CD Packaging For Bagel Container
I would not use anything plastic for food unless it is made with food-safe plastic.

 

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Lights on Prelit Tree Black?
Yes, it means that they have burned out.

 

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Apple Crisp Recipe?
In the first recipe I have used all Splenda and have also used half Splenda and half sugar and it always comes out fine. Enjoy! Apple Crisp I Apple slices are dusted with cinnamon, piled into an 8-inch square pan, and topped with a crumbly flour, sugar and...

 

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Remedy for Persistent Heel Pain?
Find another doctor.

 

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Buying Octagon Soap?
Heres one place you can buy it: http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/jump/productDetail/For_The_Home/For_The_Home/Octagon_Soap_%28Set_of_6_Bars%29/H2099

 

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Remedy for Wart?
I would go to another doctor.

 

Dressing Up A Blah House

Dressing Up A Blah House
It looks very nice...good tip, too. Thanks.

 

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Rinse Straws Before Using
I have a box of straws that are not individually wrapped and the box top has been torn off, so from now on I will rinse a straw before using it. Good tip.

 

Peace Like A River (Cape Fear River, Fort Fisher, NC)

Peace Like A River (Cape Fear River, Fort Fisher, NC)
Beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing.

 

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X14 for Keeping your Shower and Tub Clean
What chemicals is this made of?

 

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Getting Rid of White Ants?
If theyre white, I think theyre termites, not ants.

 

Opera House in the Afternoon (Sydney, Australia)

Opera House in the Afternoon (Sydney,...
Beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing!

 

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Toning Down Too Bright Red Hair?
You could try calling the toll-free number on the box. If you dont have the box anymore and know the manufacturer, do a search on-line for their customer service number.

 

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Water from Fridge Tastes Bad?
Id have the water lines cleaned out professionally. It would be worth not getting sick.

 

Baby Fawn at Rest

Baby Fawn at Rest (Coleman, TX)
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

 

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Painting My Living Room 2 Different Colors?
I agree; paint only one wall beige.

 

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Serenity (Cleveland, OH)

Serenity (Cleveland, OH)
I live in the Cleveland area. Which Metropark is this? Beautiful photo!

 

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Loose Shoes?
I use Dr. Scholl insoles or Walgreens brand in my shoes.

 

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Pinesol To Keep Pests Away
Just make sure not to use it around pets.

 

Sunset Through the Trees

Sunset Through the Trees
Great photo...thanks for sharing!

 

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Peppermint Oil Spray for Mice in My Home?
Just buy peppermint oil and add a few drops of it to a spray bottle of water.

 

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Freeze Eye Pencils for Sharp Tips
Ive been doing this with my eyeliner pencils. Works great!

 

Unicorn made from snow.

A Snow Unicorn
Beautiful!

 

roasted cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower
I made roasted cauliflower for the first time a couple of days ago and started to eat it right from the baking pan!

 

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Dishwasher Seems to Run Too Long?
That time seems normal to me. When I start mine, 90 minutes shows as the length of the cycle, which includes the drying time.

 

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Freezing American Cheese?
Can American cheese slices be frozen?

 

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Onion Pie
Can someone please tell me how many soda crackers are needed for this recipe?

 

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Onion Pie
Approximately how many crackers does it take to make 1 cup?

 

Finished button dish.

Button Dish
This gives me something to make out of old buttons I have from my Mom and Grandmothers. Thanks!

 

A wood carving of a Wester Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper Woodcarving
What a great carving! Thanks for sharing.

 

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Summer Squash
This sounds yummy and very easy to make. Thanks for posting it.

 

Baked cookies in a box covered with Saran Wrap.

Moravian Cookies
The directions say press them onto the warm baking sheet. Are the baking sheets supposed to be warmed in the oven first?

 

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Garlic Potatoes
If the mashed potatoes have just been made and are still warm, is it still necessary to bake them for 45 minutes?

 

Keep Birdbath Clean

Keep Birdbath Clean
I live in Northeastern Ohio and use a birdbath heater / de-icer when the temps are below freezing so that the birds can have water all-year-round.

 

A Light At The End Of The Tunnel" (Sullivan, NH)

A Light At The End Of The Tunnel (Sullivan, NH)
Gorgeous photo! Another example of Mother Nature at her finest.

 

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Cinnamon Pastries
When do you add the cinnamon and sugar mixture?

 

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Re-purposed Crafts Pillow Shams?
Oops, I see it should be ck384 (not ok384). Sorry!

 

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Re-purposed Crafts Pillow Shams?
ok384, they have overlapping backs so your idea would work for me. Thanks to all for the great tips!

 

Two hearts caused by tire tracks in the snow.

Hearts in the Snow (Gilsum, NH)
What a great example of serendipity!

 

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Dishwasher Detergent?
I buy a 26 oz. box of (dry) Sun dishwasher detergent for $1.00 at Dollar Tree. It works well, and its made in the USA!

 

Budget Friendly Bird Feeding Tips, plant sunflowers for the birds.

Budget Friendly Bird Feeding Tips
Great tips, with one note: store bought bread is not good for birds, or any wildlife.

 

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Get Partial Fill On New Prescriptions
Great tip! Thanks for sharing.

 

A view of a tree trunk looking up.

Scenery: Tree
Great photo of a majestic tree. Thanks for sharing with us.

 

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Donating Greeting Cards?
St. Judes Ranch for Children only needs the fronts of the cards (only send ones that do not have any personal writing on the back). It will also save you in postage. http://www.stjudesranch.org/shop/recycled-card-program/

 

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Suggestions for High Calcium Non Dairy Foods?
Check out this link for ideas: http://www.fatfreekitchen.com/nutrition/calcium.html

 

A squirrel knocking on the window, looking for food.

Wildlife: Impatient Squirrel
Adorable! Thanks for sharing.

 

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Warm Mascara With Body Heat
This might be a silly question, but does warming the mascara make it go on easier?

 

Yard winterscape through the window.

Christmas Snowy Scene
Beautiful...thanks for sharing.

 

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Cleaning a Silpat Pan Liner?
I have an off-brand silicone pan liner that I put on top of whatever I have in the top rack of my dishwasher and it comes out fine.

 

Sunet Through Clearing in the Trees

Scenery: Sunset Through Wood Clearing
Simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

 

Irish Fox

Wildlife: Irish Fox
It looks like a red fox to me. What a gorgeous creature. Thanks for sharing your lucky photo!

 

Author's mother removing baked goods from the oven.

Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thank you (and your Mom) for this recipe. Ill have to try it the next time I make chocolate chip cookies.

 

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Shelf Life of Lemon Curd?
http://www.stilltasty.com/searchitems/search/lemon Click on lemon pie filling. (I think that lemon curd is similar to lemon pie filling.)

 

Getting Mascara Off Without Burning Eyes?
I use a non-petroleum jelly that I get at my local health food store. No petroleum products used on my skin, no burning, and smooth skin around my eyes.

 

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Getting Last of the Chocolate Syrup
Great tip! Thanks for sharing.

 

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Saving Money on Dishwasher Detergent?
I buy a 26 oz. box of (dry) Sun dishwasher detergent for $1.00 at Dollar Tree...AND its made in the USA!

 

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Shower Cap Food Cover
I agree with Lilac. Only use the covers that are specifically made to cover bowls of food.

 

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Reusing Plastic Coffee Cans?
We keep ours by the side door with snow-melt in it in the Wintertime.

 

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Grandma's Apple Torte
This sounds like a delicious torte; however, Im not sure if Ive ever heard of sweet cream. Can it be found in the dairy section with whipping cream and half & half?

 

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Mom's Sore Throat Remedy
You can also gargle with a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 hydrogen peroxide. Just make sure not to swallow any of it.

 

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Gargle With Vinegar Once An Hour
Heres a tip my doctor gave me: gargle with a solution of 1/2 hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 water (I use warm water). Do NOT swallow.

 

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Pet Friendly Mouse Control?
You can buy humane traps that dont kill; you then relocate the mice to a field or elsewhere far from your home. As an aside, mothballs are not pet-friendly.

 

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Waldorf Salad
This sounds good but I just mix mayonnaise and lemon juice with the fruit.

 

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Two Alarm Clocks For Appointments
Great ideas. If Im up well before my appt., I set the timer on my stove. I do the same thing when I need to get laundry out of the dryer, which is in the basement. (I dont always hear the buzzer.)

 

Harvest Moon Through the Trees

Scenery: Harvest Moon
Gorgeous photo. Thanks for sharing!

 

Grasshopper Eating

Wildlife: Feeding Grasshopper
Cool photo...and it looks like the grasshopper is looking right at you! Thanks for sharing.

 

Fence in the Fall With River in Background

Fall Fence
Another great example of Mother Nature at her finest. Thanks for sharing your talent and beautiful photo.

 

Squirrel on Picnic Blanket Eat Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Wildlife: Squirrels Love PB and J
How cute! Thanks for sharing.

 

Squirrel on Picnic Blanket Eat Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Wildlife: Squirrels Love PB and J
How cute! Thanks for sharing.

 

Large Spiders Web Reflecting in Sunlight

Wildlife: Spider Web
Simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

 

Closeup of Large Grasshopper

Wildlife: Grasshopper
Great photo and perspective!

 

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Where Can I Buy Pop Tabs?
Send me your address and Ill mail some to you.

 

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Cleaning a Down Pillow?
Its a throw pillow, not a bed pillow, so I might try to wash it on the delicate cycle.

 

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Fleas in the House?
Make sure that you and your cats leave while an exterminator is there. And never use Pine-Sol around cats...its toxic to them. Good luck.

 

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