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Household Hints

   John C  Kitchen has been invaded for tiny, fast running ants. I have sprayed and used lysol wipes. A couple of days later they are back. Aside from a bomb any suggestions?
Saturday at 05:30 EST .

   Gram77  Ace Hardware carries a product called TERRO. Those little buggers can't get to it fast enough. It takes 3-5 days before the parade stops but I'm quite sure you will be rid of them. Good luck.
Sunday at 04:24 EST .

   StormCnter  Helpful hints? Nah, let's just get a magic coffee table.

August 20 at 13:37 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mei, if your sound is still wonky, you can click CC in the lower right for closed captioning.
August 20 at 13:38 EST .

   MeiDei  I did, and left a comment that a well=placed skillet lobbed appropriately would bring him into reality : )
August 20 at 14:31 EST .

   StormCnter  My husband used to tell others that when I am out of town, the housework genie disappears.
August 20 at 15:13 EST .

   StormCnter  I'm sorry the video has been removed. It happens, but I'm peeved. It's still available at this url:
August 21 at 05:29 EST .

   MeiDei  what happened o the magic coffee table?
August 20 at 13:36 EST .

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   StormCnter  I had to redo it. It's back.
August 20 at 13:38 EST .

   MeiDei  Food storage tips - meats, herbs, dairy, fruits & veggies
August 20 at 11:29 EST .

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   MeiDei  How to vacuum seal a freezer bag w/out a machine - clever trick

August 19 at 18:56 EST .

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   MeiDei  Why I don't use my pressure cooker....
   August 6 at 10:32 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Oh, my stars!

I'm guessing that those two bare light bulbs in the ceiling had a cover over them until the lid took it out.

I haven't used a pressure cooker in years. In fact, I haven't seen mine since I made the move from Virginia to Texas --it might have been sold in a garage sale in Virginia. I seldom used it because I had heard horror stories from mother about things just such as this happening to people, and was always afraid it would happen to me. Mother used one a lot when I was a kid. I remember that hissing sound, and the rocking of the doohickey on top.

Supposedly, the new ones have some kind of a safety feature that keeps disasters like this from happening.
August 8 at 09:23 EST .

   MeiDei  Mine is still in box, never used - 35+ years - time to donate it.
August 8 at 17:35 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  You might want to hold up on that until Antiques Roadshow is next in your area . . .
August 9 at 14:09 EST .

   StormCnter  Those things terrify me. I had a really nice one my mother gave me the first year I was married. I never used the pressure part, but that heavy pan produced wonderful fudge.
August 20 at 13:30 EST .

   MeiDei  If you ever have something plastic melt in your oven go on-line to find out how to remove it properly for your oven - self clean vs. regular. I was surprised to find my query was first to come up on the list of "how-to" - felt less stupid : ) How a plastic handled black spatula ended up inside, sight unseen, is unnerving. I have a self-clean which means opening doors & windows for ventilation (not great in cold weather ) - not necessary if a regular oven. BTW - the spatula is fine, just missing the end grip. Now I need a wooden one to lift up the offending blob.
April 11 at 12:23 EST .

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   MeiDei  Here's a hint for making mini meat loaves (forget the website this came from ) especially good for a single person or cooking for two. Using your own recipe:
Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Place meat mixture in pan;
Pat into 10 inch x 4-inch rectangle.
Cut lengthwise down center and then crosswise into fourths to make 8 loaves. Separate loaves, using spatula, so no edges are touching. Top loaves with whatever you normally do - Ketchup, bacon, cheese, jalapenos.....
Bake @ 350 - 18 to 20 minutes or until loaves are no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center of loaves reads 160°F.
Eat. Wrap & freeze the remainder for a day you don't feel like cooking, reheat in pan or microwave,
November 10 at 18:29 EST .

   15 people like this.

   MeiDei  Just noticed the original copy said a 450 oven - that seems high to me, use your best judgement. Might be because their recipe included Bisquick - beats me.
November 10 at 18:54 EST .

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   Balogreene  I'm going to post Butter-Barbecue-Meat loaves, one of my favorites, on the recipe wall
November 15 at 16:58 EST .

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   MeiDei  Read where the water we hard boil eggs in contains calcium leeched from the shells & that we shouldn't throw away the water. Made rice using it, didn't notice any change in taste or texture - a freebie boost of calcium. This was from a website on making ricotta cheese; they suggest not throwing away the whey (water ) & repurposing it since it contains a lot of protein. Either one would be a good base for a soup.
November 9 at 11:55 EST .

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   BirdsNest  We always used the whey after making ricotta. I liked using it in place of water or milk in breadmaking. Same for any recipe that calls for milk. Cats love it. Chickens love it. As for the water from boiled eggs, I would likely use that once cooled as a drink for my plants. And for us, all eggshells go into the compost pile.
November 15 at 07:35 EST .

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   MeiDei  Good use for lemons even if they've gone bad, ants, mineral deposits in tea kettle & stain remover - watch video
November 5 at 23:09 EST .

   16 people like this.

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