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Recipes Using Stovetop Stuffing?Someone gave me a big box of twelve packages of Stovetop Stuffing. I really don't like it as a stuffing. Is there anything else you can make with it?

 

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Can Pregnancy Change Your Bloodtype?My mom had her blood typed recently and was shown to be B+.

 

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Which Color Cancer Awareness Ribbon To Wear?My mother is undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma. I would like to wear a cancer awareness ribbon to honor her, but what color? I've seen red, purple, sky blue, and lime green listed as the appropriate color. Does anybody know? Thanks for your help and God Bless.

 

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Growing a Tree Sized Pointsettia?Does anyone know how to grow a poinsettia to tree size(about 5 feet)? I've seen these in stores and they really don't cost that much. The problem is getting it home. They break so easily as it is, they will never survive being crammed into my tiny car. I don't know anyone who could lend me a truck or van. Do you need a certain kind of poinsettia (fast growing?) for these?

 

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Rose of Sharon as a Teeth Whitener?I just found an old almanac that said Rose of Sharon (also known as hibiscus or althea) will whiten your teeth "like a miracle". But it didn't say what part of the plant to use or how to use it. Has anyone ever heard of this?

 

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Carnation Evaporated Milk Cake Recipe?The other recipe I am looking for is the cake recipe that used to be on cans of Carnation evaporated milk in the 1960's. It may have been called "Velvet" something.

 

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Relocating to a Nice "Walking Town"?I'm thinking of relocating to one of the following: Richmond VA, Edenton NC, Savannah GA, or New Orleans LA. I can't drive because of an uncorrectable vision problem so transportation is my major concern.

 

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Using Wheat Grass Tea?Someone gave my mother a big bag of wheat grass tea. The stuff tastes awful! You know what old grass clippings smell like? Well, that's how this stuff tastes! Does anyone know of any other use for this? Plant food, anything? Thanks for any suggestions.

 

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Buying Ripe Strawberries?I'm tired of wasting my money on strawberries that are not sweet. But how can you tell if they're ripe? Someone told me if they smell sweet they are sweet. Is this true?

 

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Preserving & Cleaning Old Reversible Silk Jacket?While cleaning out a closet, I found a jacket my grandmother gave my father at least 50 years ago.

 

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Looking For Review of Cover Girl Advanced Radiance?Does anybody know if Cover Girl's "Advanced Radiance" cream foundation is any good?

 

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How To Make Crispy Microwave Pizza Crust?My mom needs to gain weight so her doctor told her to eat lots of pizza (wouldn't you love to hear your doctor say that!). It's way too hot here to use the oven so we've been making them in the microwave.

 

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DNA Testing for Ethnicity?I keep getting unsolicited emails and snail mails from genealogy companies. They say they can do a DNA test to determine my ethnicity. I'd like to do this because I don't really know what I am. Every time someone on my family tree dies a little bit more information comes out.

 

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Earigate Reviews?Could someome give me a review of a product called "Earigate"? It's for removing earwax. Here's my concern: I've had ruptures in both eardrums, I don't know if I'm supposed to use this product. It comes with an information sheet but it is wrapped anound the cannister and sealed under plastic.

 

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Southern Living Magazine's Cook-Off?Does anyone know why Southern Living Magazine didn't have it's cook-off this year? I couldn't find anything about it in the magazine or on their website.

 

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Are Old-fashioned Fragrances Sold By Mail Order the Original Scents?Does anyone know if the old-fashioned fragrances(like Tweed, Oh!deLondon, Tigress, etc...) sold by mail order places like Vermont Country Store and Beauty Boutique are originals or those terrible reformulations?

 

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Good Places to Live Car Free?I think I asked this question several years ago. But there are always new members here. I've always wanted to live in a town (or a neighborhood in a town) where you are not dependent on a car. Now I have to live in a place like that: I have lost most of my eyesight to diabetes and can't drive.

 

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Foundations and Powders?Does anyone know if foundations and powders from the following lines are still available: Angel Face, Moisturewear, Replenishing Hazel Bishop, Woodbury Powdercreme (or Cremepowder), Max Factor's Creme Puff?

 

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Dealing with Disgusting Emails?I keep getting disgusting emails. I tried to have it changed but my ISP's process is so difficult I can't figure it out. Can I get a second email address? Preferably a free one because this computer is costing a fortune as it is. Would I have to report this second address to my ISP? I hate dealing with those people! I'd be so grateful for any help. I'm starting to think getting this computer was the worst mistake I ever made.

 

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Where Do the Old Ink Cartridges and Cell Phones Go?Has anyone ever heard of a place called 'Recycling Center' in Franklin, TN? They give you a postage paid plastic bag and you send them your old ink jet cartridges or cell phones. How are they recycled? Who gets them? If it's for charity, schools, senior centers, etc... fine.

 

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Praying Hands and Holy Cross Pillow Cases?I am looking for the praying hands and holy cross pillow cases to embroider? They are on the Michael's website but are not carried in the Michael's store here. I would prefer a chain store rather than a mail-order site, postage is outrageous nowadays!

 

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Looking for a Candy Called "Frenchies"?When I was a kid in the '50's and '60's, I loved a penny candy called Frenchies. It was a little rectangle of nougat (half pink, half white) with bits of red, green, and yellow jellied candies in it.

 

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Security Software Compatible with Windows Vista?My computer is Windows Vista/Hewlett-Packard. My security is Norton 360, the only system that was compatible with Vista at the time. I'll have to install new security in a few months. Can anyone recommend a good system? One that works, is easy to install, and doesn't cost a terrible amount?

 

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Getting Rid of Tree Roots in the Sewer Line?What can I use to keep tree roots from growing into my plumbing? I had a real bad backup recently. I mean even into the washing machine. The plumbing bill was almost $500.00, not to mention the all day cleanup. The plumber said the problem was tree roots growing into the pipes.

 

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Perfume Similar to "Paris" by Coty?Do you remeber what it smelled like? Can you liken it to any other fragrance?

 

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Fixing Craft Disaster - Garish Paint?While cleaning out my father's garage I found an unpainted plaster of Paris wall decoration shaped like a cluster of roses. It looks like something from the '50's. I painted it and what a disaster!

 

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Does Yardley of London Make Cosmetics?Does anyone know if Yardley of London still makes cosmetics? I wore them all time when I was in high school in the '60's. The color range was gorgeous and they felt so good on your skin! Also loved their fragrances: light and sweet, I don't like the strong, musky perfumes they have today.

 

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Review of Dollar Tree Inkjet Refills?Yesterday at the "Dollar Tree" I saw refills for inkjets. Has anyone tried these? Are they any good?

 

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Changing Your Email Address on ThriftyFun?Thanks for your feedback on my post,"Dealing With Disgusting Email". I took your advice and got a new email address. Now I have a new problem: How do I notify Thriftyfun about the change?

 

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Confusion Side Effect After Chemotherapy?My mom underwent chemotherapy earlier this year from July to November. She suffered many side effects including confusion. All are gone or getting better, except the confusion. The doctors say they don't know how long this will last. Does anyone know?

 

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Do You Need a Credit Card to Establish Credit?Two years ago I found out the person who was supposed to be handling my finances never did. So, at the age of 54, I had to start over from zero. I recently got my first credit card and I'm sorry I did. This company is a monumental pain to deal with. I've thought of switching but everybody says all credit card companies are the same. Do you really need a credit card to establish credit?

 

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Acid Free Tissue Paper?Does anyone know where I can get acid free tissue paper? This is the kind that won't discolor clothing. I've tried craft stores, bridal and prom shops, fabric stores, stationery stores -- no one has it.

 

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Shopping for Heavy Cloth Craft Tape?What do you call that thick cloth tape used to make crafts? I want to buy some from an online source, but can't find any because I don't know what it's called.

 

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French Apple Pie?Does anyone have a recipe for French Apple Pie? This is a two crust pie with a dense filling of apples and raisins. The top has a white icing. Not a soft, thick cake type icing -- it is thin and sort of brittle.

 

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Remedies for Varicose Veins?Three years ago I really whacked the inside of my left leg on a table. A vein in that leg swelled from the ankle to the abdomen. It went away pretty quickly but a few months later a cluster of varicose veins developed on the inside of my thigh just above the knee (this is where I hit it).

 

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Can You Wear a Wig for License Renewal in Virginia?Someone very dear to me lost all her hair to chemotherapy. She is devastated by this. Her driver's license comes up for renewal soon and she doesn't know if she's allowed to wear a wig in her photo.

 

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Plastic Religious Banks?When I was little, lots of my friends had plastic banks that looked like Bibles or praying hands. Do they still make these? Does anybody know where I can get them?

 

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Perfume That Came With Little Black Cat?Does anybody remember the name of the perfume that came with a little black cat?

 

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Making Pomander Balls In Humid Climate?Every year for Christmas I try to make old fashioned pomander balls: stud citrus fruits with cloves, roll in cinnamon, then put in a cool dark place for several weeks.

 

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Finding Good Chestnuts for Roasting?I love hot, roasted chestnuts! When I was little, mom and I would roast and eat chestnuts every Christmas Eve. It was a just-for-us moment, a very precious memory. I've been trying to recreate that ritual but every time I buy a bag of chestnuts they are rotten.

 

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Using Leftover Tea Tree Oil?I used to use tea tree oil for cuts and scratches, it was the best. Last October a store near my house had it on sale so I bought several bottles. Around Christmas I suddenly developed an allergy to it. I got the worst rash ever. It's only just now completely gone. What can I do with the rest of it? I can't find anyone who wants it. Thrift stores around here won't take anything that is medicine. Could I put it around the windows to repel bugs? Any suggestions?

 

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Making Cake Filling With Jam?I found a yummy cake recipe that uses jam as a filling between layers. It comes from an old cookbook and doesn't have exact measurements. It says, "one glass of jam between each layer".

 

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Did I See an Angel?Once again I need your thoughts and wisdom. My mother has cancer. She is near the end of her chemotherapy. I asked God to send me a sign to let me know if she's going to be ok. The next night while stargazing I saw what I'm sure was a white angel fly over our house.

 

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Name of Vintage Glass Dinnerware With Wheat Design?Anyone remember these dishes from the 50s/60s? They were clear glass and had a wheat design etched into the side. The wheat design was highlighted in gold. I remember the dinner plates were a bit smaller than most dinner plates of the time, but not as small as a bread and butter/salad plate. I think mom bought them from Woolworth's or W.T. Grant's. Does anyone remember what this pattern was called? I want to collect them and they would be so much easier to find if I knew the name.

 

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Stains on Stored Clothing?I have an "old age" discoloration on a sweater. That "old lace" yellow type of color where it was folded. How can I remove it? The sweater is ivory colored and is a cotton/ramie blend.

 

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Advice About Praying?Some weeks back I wrote. So many bad things had happened to my family then my mother was diagnosed with cancer. I thought God had forsaken us and I asked for advice about praying. So many of you responded with words of encouragement. You sent your prayers. My mom and I were so touched.

 

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What is a "moberly" room?This is something that has puzzled me for 40 years. When I was in high school I read a book (can't remember the title or author) that was set in Victorian England. A room in a big mansion was described as a "moberly" room.Does anybody know what "moberly" is?

 

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Cancer Awareness Rubber Wristband?My mother has just fought a successful battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma(cancer) and I would like to wear a rubber wristband and ribbon to honor her and to raise awareness.

 

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Making Glittered, Colored Poinsettias?I love those glitter covered, colored poinsettias. Last Christmas they were $4.99, this past Christmas the price went up to $15.99. Outrageous! Does anyone know how to make these at home?

 

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Getting Refrigerated Pizza Dough to Lie Flat?I like the Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough but I can never get it to lie flat. It curls up no matter what I do. Does anybody have a solution for this? I'd really appreciate it.

 

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Recipe For Boxed Cake Frosting?Am I the last person who remembers cake mix frosting that came in a box? It tasted so much better than that soft canned stuff they have today (overly sweet and I can't get it to stay on the cake! It always oozes off). I know they don't make the stuff any more but does anyone know how to duplicate the recipe for vanilla or chocolate? The mix also made a great fudge. Does anyone remember how it was done?

 

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Advice For Stopping Spam?I have a problem that's driving me nuts.

 

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Sippy Cup for Two Year Old?My nephew will be turning two soon. Would a sippy cup be a good present? Is he too old for a sippy cup?

 

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Eye Color Changes in Certain Lighting?My eyes are very dark brown, almost black. Lately, a lot of people have said that in certain lighting they turn blue. I saw this happen once, the color was actually dark blue/green, like a peacock feather. Does anyone know what's causing this? Is something wrong, is medical attention needed?

 

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Shelf Life of Frozen Ham?My mom has several fully cooked hams in her freezer. Some are as old as five years. She wants to eat them. Are they still good?

 

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Good Security Software for My Computer?I need to install new security soon. Any recommendations? I am not very computer literate, I need something that's easy to install.

 

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LiveUpdate Failure on Computer?Any computer geniuses out there? I need help! My computer is Windows Vista, my security is Norton 360. My LiveUpdate keeps saying, "LiveUpdate failed: Could not connect to the LiveUpdate server" (no error numbers, just the message).

 

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Graduation Gift Ideas for My Niece?My niece will be graduating from college in a few weeks. What could I give her for a present? Over the years I have given her many picture frames, keepsake boxes, photo albums, journals, and address books. I don't think she wants any more of those.

 

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Shopping for Vintage Fragrances?Does anybody know a good source for vintage fragrances? I can't stand today's stinky perfumes. Give me vintage anytime. Where, besides eBay, can I find them?

 

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Help With HP Printer & Windows Vista?My computer is a Windows Vista. My copier is an HP Deskjet D1341. Sometimes when I try to copy something it says "offline" and won't print. Then suddenly it starts copying and won't stop. It just made 10 copies of "Busy Day Chocolate Cake". This thing is wasting inkjets and paper. Why does it do this and how do I get it to stop? By the way, it didn't come with an instruction manual, just a diagram showing how to hook it up and a big, fat booklet of other expensive products I can buy from the company. Thanks for any help.

 

Advice For Growing Cornflowers?Can anyone give me tips on how to grow cornflowers? I try these every year, following the instructions on the seed packet, but if I'm lucky I get a plant that's about an inch tall. It drives me crazy because I see cornflowers growing wild and lush in ditches, beside railroad tracks, etc.

 

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Dyeing Straw Purse?My favorite straw purse has become really faded. Could I revitalize it by brushing on something like RIT dye? What would be more colorfast, liquid or powder? I don't want the color to come off on my clothes.

 

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Understanding CT Scan Results?Does anyone know what it means when a CT scan says, "moderate to severe brain volume loss"? Is this the same as Alzheimer's? This was my mother's result (the doctor wanted to make sure she didn't have a stroke -- she didn't) and I'm scared to death.

 

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Bat Mystery?Please help me solve a mystery that has been driving me crazy for 45 years. One very hot afternoon, my best friend Lynnette and I were walking down the street when something fell straight down from the sky and landed at our feet. Of course, we both immediately looked up and there was nothing in the sky.

 

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Do Horse Shampoos Make Your Hair Look Thicker?My mom's hair is really starting to fall out from chemotherapy. She doesn't want to get a wig(this climate's very hot and humid and wigs can be uncomfortable). Do those horse shampoos really make hair look thicker? They're kind of expensive and mom doesn't want to try until she knows. Or does anybody know of another solution? Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Watching VHS/DVDs on Non-Digital TV?I have an old TV, from before the digital change. I can still watch it though because I have cable. I had to make a choice: cable or computer. Computer won. I have a large collection of VHS and DVDs. Can I still watch them on this TV?

 

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