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Uses for Spoiled Milk?
When you first buy the milk, put half of it into a freezeable container that is large enough to have 1 or more of air space. Freeze that milk. When youre almost done with the first half, move the frozen milk container to the refrigerator, and it will thaw in...

 

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Homeschool Ideas?
For math, I like to have kids that age play war. Are you familiar with the card game called war? I changed it a little to use it for math. Basically, divide a shuffled deck of cards, giving half the deck to one child and half to the other. Each turns one card...

 

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Homemade or Inexpensive Christmas Gift for Boyfriend?
Its easy to make homemade fortune cookies. You could write your own sayings and put those inside. They could be themed, like all the things I like about you would be the theme, and each of the messages would start with I like... Example: I like it when we take...

 

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Tiny Bugs That Bite?
Im thinking they might be fleas. Fleas do bite, and they do look brown on a white background. They dont, however, look white against a dark background. Thats the only part that tells me that it might not be fleas. Fleas do bite. If you get one between your...

 

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Can People Pick Up Fleas from Their Dogs?
Yes. About 25 years ago, I had a dog and lived in an area of the country where fleas were not killed off in the wintertime cold. We were in an apartment complex, and the area where my dog needed to go outside had fleas which the dog would then bring inside...

 

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Organizing and Storing Tiny Lego Pieces?
Consider using a plastic tackle box, the kind for fishing tackle. I have one in pink and one in purple and use them for crafts and storing hair accessories.

 

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What is the Best Method for Thawing Frozen Milk?
Thanks everyone! I hadnt thought about the whole plastic in the microwave health issue, and I am so glad you guys thought about it. I definitely wont be doing that. Changing to everyone in the family using the same milk isnt an option in our situation due to...

 

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What Can I Substitute for White Wine in a Recipe?
I usually use chicken broth as a substitute.

 

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Vegetarian Chili Recipe?
Here is the best vegetarian chili recipe I have ever tasted. I have served this to guests many times (including at church dinners), and people always ask for the recipe after tasting it. Vegetarian Chili 2-1/2 c raw kidney beans 1 c textured vegetable protein...

 

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Cooked-on Food on a Stove?
I agree with soaking it and also using dishwasher detergent to do that soaking. What I would also like to add is that you can use something plastic to scrape, something like an old credit card or something like that. You use it like a little pusher to sort...

 

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Making a Flag and Flag Pole?
Thank you everyone for your feedback. Polly: it sounds like youve done something similar before to what I am trying to do. How tall do you typically make the pvc flag pole and what size flag do you typically make?

 

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Puppy Only Poops Inside?
Patricia, I would take the dog outside to poop, just like youve been doing, and wait as long as you think appropriate to give him/her enough time to do the job. I think you indicated that you were waiting 25 minutes, and I think thats appropriate. What I would...

 

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Homemade Gripper Socks?
Fabric stores sell fabric that is made to be put on the bottom of sleeper feet or socks. It already has the nonskid nubbies. It isnt expensive, and it lasts longer than nubbies you might put on there yourself, such as with fabric paint or fabric glue.

 

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Tried and True Recipes for a Healthier Diet?
Thank you to everyone who responded. There were some nice ideas for me to try. Carly, you mentioned Splenda. As a diabetic of about four years, I have learned to substitute Splenda for sugar when it comes to my coffee or on my oatmeal, but I havent done much...

 

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Tried and True Recipes for a Healthier Diet?
Oh, the curried vegetable wraps look good. I will definitely try them soon. Thank you to everyone who shared recipes their families currently enjoy. It was a wonderful selection of things to choose from. This evening, we had an early Thanksgiving dinner at...

 

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Pork Chop Recipes?
This is a very easy recipe, and its familys favorite: Mustard-Baked Pork Chops 4 thick pork chops (1 thick is good; shorter is OK) Mustard (I use dijon, but other flavors are good too) Italian bread crumbs (or season some plain ones) Heat oven to 350 degrees...

 

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Make Your Own Butter and Whipped Cream
Laniegirl: Cash and Carry sells cream in half gallon sizes. Cash and Carry is a restaurant supply store, but you dont have to own a restaurant to make purchases there. Most larger cities have some sort of a restaurant supply store.

 

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Making Sparkling Water?
We have a soda club machine. It takes regular water and turns it into sparkling water. Then you can throw in a lime or lemon slice to serve as mineral water or you can use a syrup (which the company sells) to make soda. We also buy bottles of syrup for around...

 

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Shop Restaurant Supply Stores
We shop at Cash and Carry about once every two weeks (its about 20 miles from our home). I love it! We save on so many things that I dont even know which items I should talk about. I think the item that saves us the most money is sirloin. Its about $3/pound...

 

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Is Joan Kennedy Alive?
If you are referring to Ted Kennedys first wife, the answer is that she is still alive. Her maiden name was Virginia Joan Bennett, but she went by the name of Joan, so most know her as Joan Kennedy.

 

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Recipes for Tart Grapes?
Wash them, shake them free of excess water, roll them in sugar, and freeze them on a jelly roll pan in the freezer. When theyre frozen, transfer them to a zip-top bag that you can keep in the freezer. Members of my family reach into the freezer for something...

 

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BBQ Side Burner Blackens Pots?
When camping, we rub dishwashing liquid on the bottom and sides of our pots to prevent blackening; just smear a dab or two of it around with your hand or a paper towel. I suspect this will work for your situation as well.

 

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Drying Chives?
I get better results by freezing my chives. I wash them, shake off the excess water, then lay them on a cookie sheet for an hour or two in the freezer, and then put them in a zip-top bag in the freezer to store them. The time spent on a cookie sheet in the...

 

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Using Frozen Meatballs?
We heat frozen meatballs in barbecue sauce for a different flavor. Ive also been known to cut meatballs in halves or quarters and add them to soups (theyre great in a minestrone-type soup) or in lasagnas in place of the ground beef or Italian sausage. We also...

 

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Frigidaire Owners Manuals?
Heres an online version of the manual: http://manuals.frigidaire.com/prodinfo_pdf/Springfield/316417003en.pdf

 

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Make Smoothies With Fruit Waste
Ive never made edible fruit bouquets but have often thought it would be fun. Would you mind sharing some instructions and/or tips on doing this?

 

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Keeping Grilled Hamburgers Fresh?
Weve always used the Nesco roaster method that Zoodad described. Rather than water, though, we added some beef boulion cubes so that it was beef brothy. Im not sure if that changes the taste, but the aroma sure is good. Being from Wisconsin, we also put some...

 

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Flavoring Sun Tea?
Omanana: Thanks for your response. Do you add a reguar tea bag or anything like that or just the 6 mint leaves?

 

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Flavoring Sun Tea?
Thank you for the responses. Where I live, we call it sun tea if it is made in a big jar, whether you do it in the sun or in the frig. Because having the word sun in the post caused responders to focus on safety issues, issues which I am already well aware...

 

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Flavoring Sun Tea?
Thanks Omanana. We just planted some mint in our garden and will definitely give that a try!

 

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Name Ideas for Home Improvement Company?
Consider using a word that starts with the letter A so that it appears very early in the listings in the phone book. Maybe use Awesome Cleaning and Home Improvement.

 

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Giving Dogs Aspirin?
Some veterinarians recommend aspirin for dogs who have problems with inflammation of some kind, but there are other things to consider when doing so. The dosage depends on the weight of the dog, so youd need to ask your veterinarian what the appropriate dose...

 

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Dog is Scratching at the Carpet?
When the dog does no and put him/her in his crate for a certain period of time. Ideally, a crate should be large enough for the dog to be able to stand up, turn around, change positions, and lay comfortably but not so large that he can play in it (or soil it...

 

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Using Fish Sauce
This post says to store it in a cool, dark place but not under refrigeration. How long will it keep if you store it in a cool, dark place?

 

Over Easy Eggs without Flipping
Youve described frying an egg sunny side up. When doing it sunny side up, some folks add a little water before covering and some dont. I learned to make them that way from a friend who is a chef when she saw me unsuccessfully making her an egg over easy and...

 

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Recipes Using Rolled Oats?
Would you be willing to share the oatmeal bread recipe?

 

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Using Leftover Uncooked Pasta?
The hard part is that the different pastas have different cooking times. There are two things I do with these leftover dried pastas. If I have one that cooks in 7 minutes and another that cooks in 11 minutes, I throw the 11-minute pasta into boiling water, wait...

 

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Installing an Undermount Kitchen Sink?
When your old countertop was originally created, a hole was cut to put the sink into, and it is likely that the vertical surfaces would not have been finished. Theyre likely to be rough (plywood showing).

 

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Easy Tip To Save Money Now
This is for sandy63. When my friend told me that she didnt rent DVDs because she cant afford to, we worked out a system. When my family rents a DVD, we almost always watch it that very same night (we dont plan things like that ahead of time very often). We...

 

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Buy Large Cans and Freeze The Excess
I frequently buy industrial-sized cans of tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce, use what I need, and freeze the rest in one-quart canning jars (leave space for expansion in the jars). Ive also found salsa verde in industrial-sized cans and freeze the leftovers in...

 

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Proper Way to Sign Personal Letters?
Something to keep in mind when writing personal letters is whether you are writing from you and your husband or from yourself on behalf of you and your husband. Either is appropriate, but you need to keep your pronouns consistent throughout the note and the...

 

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Thumb Hole Cookies?
They are called Thumbprint Cookies. You can find many recipes for them on the internet - just google it. They taste less sweet than most cookies, but then the jam in the thumbprint sweetens it up. We used to eat them for breakfast, sort of like biscuits and...

 

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Lions Vs. Bulldogs Homecoming Decorations?
These posters have such great ideas. Our homecoming is this weekend, too. We are the Grizzlies and are playing the Vikings. Do you have any clever sayings for the Grizzlies beating the Vikings?

 

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Use for Leftover Mashed Potatoes?
I put dollops of the mashed potatoes on a cookie sheet, put the cookie sheet in the freezer until the dollops are frozen, then slide them into a ziplock bag to keep in the freezer. When I need a side dish, I pull out several of the dollops of mashed potatoes...

 

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Using Cloth Instead Of Diaper Wipes?
When my kids were little, I used cloth diapers and cloth wipes. I basically made small flannel squares that I serged around the edges. I kept the wipes in a small plastic container with a little water/baby oil mixture. I always felt like the addition of baby...

 

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Make Dog Treats out of Hot Dogs
We used dried cat food as treats for our dogs when we were training them. Theyre small, and the dogs just love them.

 

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My Family Doesn't Clean?
I would like to point out an observation. You indicate that your husband helps out very little. In choosing those words, you take ownership of the house chores. Let me clarify what I mean. If I were to say, My husband helps me with the dishes I am indicating...

 

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Making Your Own Soda?
Check out www.sodaclub.com. They have CO2 cartridges and dispensers along with the syrups for cola, root beer, and so on. You can also use syrups poured into club soda that you purchase in bottles, but thats more expensive than using www.sodaclub.com to make...

 

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Gasket For Lidded Cookie Jar?
I have two things to suggest. The first is a large, thick rubber band wrapped around the area of the lid that would normally be covered by a gasket. The second is to run a thick band of hot glue in that area to mimick a gasket.

 

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Adding Glitter To Dress?
There is hairspray that has glitter in it which you could spray on the dress.

 

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Blocking Calls On A Cell Phone?
If this girl has called more than two or three times, and youve explained to her that the person she asks for is not you, then her continuing to call is probably considered harassment. I would consider calling the police just to find out what your rights are...

 

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Craft Supplies Falling Into Your Yard
When my son was about 3 years old, he and I collected many straight sticks which were about 1/2 in diameter. Then, using hot glue, we glued them together as a log cabin which was probably about 6 x 12. It had a small door which was open and a sloped roof; we...

 

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"Clean Out The Fridge" Dinner
I do something similar. I go through the fridge and pull out things that need to be used up; I go through the pantry and look for things that go with whatever I pulled out of the fridge. Then I try to make a dinner with those items. I keep a short list of recipes...

 

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Mini Cheesecakes
I make something similar, but theyre mini CHOCOLATE cheesecakes. Theyre delicious, and whenever I bring them to something, people ask for the recipe. I thought Id share the recipe with you. Here goes: CHEESECAKE INGREDIENTS: 24 foil baking cups 24 vanilla wafers...

 

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Dog Throws Up Snack Bones?
This may sound counter-intuitive to what youve been thinking, but please just consider this. Watch him eat the small kibbles. When small kibbles are fed to some dogs, they are actually more likely to avoid chewing them at all, swallow them whole, and choke...

 

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Do Fleas Cause An Odor?
Unless there is a medical condition causing the smell (like an ear infection or an abscess or something like that), dog smell is usually associated with the food you are feeding the dog. The food can also cause a greasy feel on the dogs coat. If the odor persists...

 

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Rabies Innoculation for Cats?
Our local PetSmart has a clinic once a month (I think its the first Saturday of the month) where a vet comes in and does rabbies vaccinations for $9. They also do the other common vaccines inexpensively. There are drawbacks, but I find they are worth the savings...

 

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Cat Keeps Bringing Me Her Kittens?
I agree with the last two posters, that the mother is too young to remain healthy through this. When we humans are pregnant, our teeth, fingernails, hair, skin, and so on often suffer during the pregnancy. If we are getting enough healthy food, both mom and...

 

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Will Cutting Flowers Affect Next Year's Growth?
Hello! Cutting the flowers stem in order to bring the tulip inside and enjoy it wont hurt next years growth as long as you allow the leaves to remain at the garden site until they are brown and dried out. While the leaves are turning from green to brown (or...

 

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What to do with Leftover Yellow Cake?
My suggestion is to use it as the bottom layer in strawberry shortcake, especially at this time of year when the strawberries are fresh and good.

 

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Dealing With A Picky Eater?
Lets look at this logically. The only symptom that MomOf2s child has is picky eating. That in and of itself is not enough to warrant having the child tested for autism. She would be on a wild goose chase if she were to have her child tested for any disorder...

 

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Getting Gum Out Of Jeans?
Put the jeans in the freezer. Once theyre frozen, the gum should pop right off.

 

Advice For Reviving A Clematis?
Elaine: I dont know what the name of my clematis is. It existed here before we purchased the home. I looked at the www.parkseed.com website, but I cant figure out which of those images mine looks most like, especially since mine is not currently in bloom. There...

 

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Making An Outside Cat "Run"?
I had two indoor cats several years ago. When I wanted to let them outside I took two very long leashes and attached the handle parts together so that the clip ends were at the outside ends. Then, Id clip a cat to each end of the one very large leash. The leash...

 

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Raised Beds With PVC Greenhouse Frame
I think Id like to do something similar, so I have a few questions for you. Can I purchase curved PVC pipe or do I need to curve it myself (and how does one curve PVC pipe?)? How did you anchor the PVC pipe? Are those cinder blocks that youve used as retainers...

 

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What are Graham Crackers?
When a cheesecake recipe calls for graham cracker crumbs in the crust, I have substituted vanilla wafer crumbs, and I have also substituted sandwich cookie crumbs (an Oreo-type cookie - Ive used both the vanilla and the chocolate sandwich cookies). I make these...

 

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Cat and a Newborn Baby?
A pregnant womans coming into contact with cat feces can cause birth defects, so I strongly urge that you to avoid cleaning the litter box while youre pregnant. You should also wear rubber gloves if you garden in any area that a cat could be using to void. Outdoor...

 

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Easy Clothing Sewing Project?
Although elastic waist pants and skirts are easy to sew, they rarely look good on anyone. You will enjoy sewing more if what you sew is something you can be proud of. Like one of the other posters, I would recommend your sewing an apron. Theyre easy and still...

 

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Organizing Your Pins and Brooches
I do something similar for earrings. I use an old picture frame and stretch screen fabric (the type youd use to screen a window or door) across it. I hang the picture frame and put earrings through the screen fabric.

 

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Why Are My Cookies Running Together?
If youre removing the cookies from the cookie sheet and immediately putting the dough for the next batch on it, that could cause them to run together. If thats the case, wait for the cookie sheet to cool down between batches. Also, a high butter/margarine/shortening...

 

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Manual for Welbilt (Model ABM2H60) Bread Maker?
Check out http://www.scribd.com/doc/261890/Complete-Welbilt-Bread-Machine-Manuals?query2=wellbuilt+breadmaker+abm2h60 At that site, up near the top right side, there is a frame which has the manual for you to scroll through (or print).

 

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