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Vinegar For Scars And Age Spots
Did you use white or brown vinegar?
Heat Marks on Wood Furniture
Rub with cigarette ash.
Robin, is it baking soda or baking powder?
Cauliflower Pea Salad
Robin, are the cauliflower and peas to be cooked first or used raw?
Apple Pudding Cake
So what do you do with the apples, raisins and nuts?
Asparagus Del Monico
Robin, how do you cube cream cheese? Do you not mean feta cheese. This sounds so delicious that I would like to make it. Carolyn.
Reducing Puffiness Under Eyes
Yes, Prep H - works wonders! I've used it under my eyes for years. Carolyn.
Home Remedy For Sinus Headaches
Did you know that if you are going on a boat cruise and you suffer with sea sickness, all you do is put some elastoplast behind each ear. Somehow this works - I know because it worked for me.
Dorty, I just love the recipes that you post. My husband and I really enjoy Indian curries and chutneys. We come from Durban, so need I say more! Tamarind is not so easy to obtain in Harrismith, so will wait until I make a trip to Dbn to buy some. Keep the...
Natural Remedy for Bags Under Eyes
Use Preparation H. I've used it for years! No joke, it really works and is quite safe.
Making Cake Mixes Taste Better
For goodness sake, just make your cakes from scratch - far better for you with no preservatives!
Lemon Meringue Pie
Definitely the condensed milk recipe. You will find that the fresh lemon juice squeezed, tastes much nicer. Yum! Carolyn.
Safety Concerns With Car GPS
That's all very well Clutterfree, but what about the poor people at the address "just down the road"!
Beans for Weight Control
Man oh man, notwrong, how much do you eat at a meal if you make a LARGE crock pot of beans and it only lasts you 3 meals? You must east at least 2 huge soup bowls full at each meal!
Waffle House Waffle Recipe
Please could you tell me what "half and half" is. We don't have it here in South Africa. Carolyn. Editor's Note: "Half and half" is half milk and half cream.
Cream Pea Soup
Robin, how much is a "pat" of butter. We don't have that measurement in South Africa!
Susan: ThriftyFun Says Goodbye
My heartfelt sympathy to all Susan's family and friends. May she rest in peace. Carolyn in South Africa.
How much Cool Whip is mixed in with the puddings and how much is left over?
Disposable Cameras for Weddings
Just be warned - we did that for my daughter's wedding and the pictures were AWFUL. Added to that was the very high cost of having them developed - an absolute waste of money. She did not even keep them.
Crockpot Chicken and Dressing
Oh goodness, please - how much is 2 skillets of cornbread?
Why aren't my cakes flat?
Reduce your oven temp by 10º and also reduce your flour by 1/4 to half a cup. You will have a flat cake.
Craft: Turning Your Squares When Quilting
I am also a quilter and have never come across "turning your squares". Please explain. Your quilt is lovely.
Stir-Fry Beef with Broccoli
Please can someone tell me what "round steak" is. Don't know it here in South Africa. Carolyn.
Using Aloe On Rosacea
Drink Rooibos tea. You can also wipe the used tea bags over your face in the morning and evening after cleansing. I have no more problems. Carolyn - South Africa.
Using Whipping Cream Instead of Frozen Whipped Topping
Thank you to all. What I usually do is add a tablespoon of instant vanilla pudding to 250ml cream when beating, so that it holds its shape. Just wasn't sure what this frozen whipped topping was! Many thanks for all the replies.
Pattern That Uses Men's Ties
I used my Dad's ties to make him a crazy quilted waistcoat. Just cut up the ties and crazy quilt them into fabric large enough to cut out the waistcoat pattern. Here is a photo of my Dad at my daughter's wedding. He passed away 4 months after the wedding.
Cakes are Not Rising in the Center
Thank you to both PIKKA and Perfumed fan. I actually have 2 ovens in which I bake (as it is my business), both electric, and it is happening in both of them. I cannot for the life of me understand what is happening. My cakes were ever so slightly rounded on...
Cakes are Not Rising in the Center
Thank you to all who responded. I found the problem. EGGS! I have my own chickens as we live on a farm. I changed their feed a while ago and they produced smaller and inferior eggs without me really noticing. Needless to say, have gone back to the original...
Creamed Peppered Corn
Please give the weight of the package of frozen corn. We have so many different sized packages here in South Africa. Many thanks for your lovely recipes, Robin. Carolyn. SA.
Pastry Recipe for Mince Pies
Thank you very much Anette and Glen's Mom. I will try them today.
Dog's Improvement on Rimadyl
Hi Sue, PLEASE take your precious dog off Rimadyl IMMEDIATELY. It will damage his liver and kidneys. Rather give him glucosamine with chondroitin + MSM. He can quite happily take the human one if your can't get the doggy equivalent. It comes in powder form...
Apple Pie Rustica
Connie, where does the butter go? This sounds easy and delicious. Carolyn.
Fly Swatter Craft
What about a photo Melanie. Can't visualise what it should look like. Sounds so interesting tho. Carolyn - S.A.
Sweetened Whipping Cream Recipe
What I do is when your cream is beaten just enough to hold its shape, I add a tablespoon of instant vanilla pudding powder. You will find that the cream will hold its shape nicely when used on scones or as a topping for a desert.
Robin, must one make a chocolate frosting with the powdered sugar or must the powdered sugar just be sprinkled over the bars once they are cooked? Carolyn - South Africa.
Mom's Dutch Apple Cake
Chris, do you mix the apples and nuts into the mixture or do you lay them on top of the batter before it is baked?
Weeds In a Gravel Driveway
All you have to do is dissolve ordinary table salt in some water and pour it onto each weed - make it quite strong though. I used to do this on our tennis court where the odd weed came up and it works like a charm. Happy weeding!
Getting My Feet Ready for Sandals
Lily, please expand on "saran wrap". I don't know if we have this in South Africa! Does anyone have another name for it? (b)Editor's Note:(/b) What is Saran Wrap? Saran Wrap is a brand name for a thin, clingy, plastic wrap that you can use for wrapping food...
Thank you all for the info. Undoubtedly the answer is vinegar!!!
Shoe Color Advice
Girl - you wear what you feel comfortable in. Your personality should dictate what you wear. It's the festive season, so go out and party and enjoy! Carolyn.
"Impossible" Chocolate Pudding Pie
Wow, this sounds really delicious and simple to make! As we don't have "Bisquick" in South Africa, is there anyone who can tell me what our equivalent would be. Would it be "Nesquick" drinking chocolate? Carolyn - South Africa.
"Impossible" Chocolate Pudding Pie
Glenda, Yes please will you send me your homemade Bisquick recipe. Thank you so much for your trouble. Carolyn - South Africa.
Something in My Home is Making Me Itch
Try taking a teaspoon of olive oil every day. Your skin may be a little dry. It works for me. Carolyn - South Africa.
The Lilies on My Patio
Magnificent Stargazers, well done. Carolyn - South Africa
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