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Old 07-17-2011, 08:56 PM   #221
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That's where my pot holders and dish towels hang...also, it's textured. I'm thinking of painting the inside of the pantry door with black board paint.
Your Supreme Ogreness, what a great idea you have given me. I am currently painting my new kitchen. I have a door that leads from the kitchen into the basement and side door. I think I'll paint it with blackboard paint and make use of that blank space. Thanks for the idea. I'm glad I got it from you before I painted the door.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:05 PM   #222
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Your Supreme Ogreness, what a great idea you have given me. I am currently painting my new kitchen. I have a door that leads from the kitchen into the basement and side door. I think I'll paint it with blackboard paint and make use of that blank space. Thanks for the idea. I'm glad I got it from you before I painted the door.
You are welcome. You can also paint it with magnetic paint and then the blackboard paint...then it can be used with magnets, too!
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:11 PM   #223
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You are welcome. You can also paint it with magnetic paint and then the blackboard paint...then it can be used with magnets, too!
You are truly and Ogre Imperial!
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:20 PM   #224
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ROFL!!! I just watch HGTV
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:35 AM   #225
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Yes, there's an app for that! I have MyPantry 2 on my Droid (it's a paid app - .99, I think) and I keep my inventory there. I have one upright freezer and a pullout freezer in the fridge. I can keep my inventory by location, e.g., upright freezer, fridge freezer, pantry, can carousel, etc., and by what it is: beef - ground, chicken - boneless breast, and in alphabetical order.

When I shop, I can scan the bar code with this app and it's added to the pantry, plus I can keep a "price book" with the penny pincher feature.

At the end of the day, I go through and delete whatever I used, and add to my grocery list.

I tried spreadsheets and a white board on the freezer, but I'm just too lazy
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:42 AM   #226
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I try not to add complexity to my life whenever possible. I know it wouldn't work for me--I don't carry a purse, pockets work. I like the "KISS" principle. My parents can't figure out how to use a cell phone--I can't see them using an app. My dad got a digital camera as a gift--he turns it on, takes a picture, turns it off. He can't figure out how to advance to the next frame unless he does this. Doesn't matter how many times I've explained it to him, shown him, coached him through the steps, he reverts back to his way of using the camera...
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:25 PM   #227
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Not sure if this is the right place or not but, try toasting either walnuts or pecans in butter and garlic powder for a delicious treat in a green salad. They are yummy.
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That does sound good.
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:14 PM   #229
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Pet hair on sofa, chairs, on you???? Put on one of those rubber gloves you use to wash dishes and that protects your hands, lightly moisten it and run it over the chair or sofa,,PET HAIR on glove Same thing with your cloths!
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:39 PM   #230
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If you have a terrible smell you cannot get rid of...............

Mix together: Preoxide, baking soda & dawn dishsoap. Mix together & rub it into carpet or whatever you are trying to get the smell out of.
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:02 AM   #231
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- Keep a conversion table handy by sticking it to the inside of your kitchen cupboard door to be used as a quick reference
- Spice lovers can add whole green chili’s to their family meals. When whole, the chill doesn’t permeate throughout dish, so simply serve the chili to those who want some spice and they can chop it finely and mix it through their meal
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:19 AM   #232
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Not sure if this is the right place or not but, try toasting either walnuts or pecans in butter and garlic powder for a delicious treat in a green salad. They are yummy.
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Am loving this tip, never tried it but I can tell that if I do I will have to do it all the time. Salads will never be the same again just better
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:24 AM   #233
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- - Spice lovers can add whole green chili’s to their family meals. When whole, the chill doesn’t permeate throughout dish, so simply serve the chili to those who want some spice and they can chop it finely and mix it through their meal
This strikes me as a really good idea. Maybe now I can have a little spice in my meals. My family is so "white bread" that even green peppers are too much for them.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:29 PM   #234
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Here is a tip

For a creamy and most delicious risotto, use philly cream cheese (2 TBSP) instead of butter for the mantecata at the end before the parmigiano. The risotto will be beckoning angels of good taste...
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:06 PM   #235
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The problem with leaving it sit in an open bottle is that there is no guarantee it won't just go bad instead of turning into vinegar. At my house, an open wine bottle would probably collect cat hair
A piece of cheesecloth held in place with a small elastic over the opening will solve that problem.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:12 PM   #236
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To keep those delicate fingers safe from the sharpess of your microplane, seal off one end of an empty paper towel roll, with duct tape or other kind. Store your microplane in it. Use a toilet paper roll for smaller items like peelers and other items that have blades.

Store your small kitchen items like measuring spoons, melon scoop and other hard-to-find items in a small plastic container or baggie.

Keep an Aloe plant in your home. Snipping off the end will help prevent pain, intching and infection from minor burns and insect bites. Squeeze the gel from the cut end. Nature's miracle drug.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:28 AM   #237
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Use Scrubbie Bubbles to clean cabinet fronts in the kitchen. Removes grease with ease. Also use it on appliances.
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My new favorite cleaning tool (I know I am late to the party with this one) is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I find the original one works the best for me. I use them to clean everything, but my favorite use is the stove. It makes the messiest clean up jobs as simple as just wiping down.
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My new favorite cleaning tool (I know I am late to the party with this one) is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I find the original one works the best for me. I use them to clean everything, but my favorite use is the stove. It makes the messiest clean up jobs as simple as just wiping down.
Careful using it on painted surfaces. It's an abrasive and can leave shiny spots or worse on a painted wall.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:32 AM   #240
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yep I learned that the hard way Andy. The first time I used one I was cleaning scuff marks on my freshly painted wall. I was working a spot realy good and it just was not getting clean. I finally realized that the spot was gone a long time ago and I was just removing paint and making the spot bigger. That is the only time I had an issue with it, but I do keep that lesson in my mind all the time now when using those.
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