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Forum: Children's Health 11-08-2003, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,906
Posted By vcudnik
I had a problem with my youngest sleepwalking...

I had a problem with my youngest sleepwalking when he was 3. He actually left the house once; I never heard the door open because I am partially deaf--and my husband was out to sea. He apparently...
Forum: Idle Chit Chat! 06-07-2003, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,878
Posted By vcudnik
First, you need to determine why you want a...

First, you need to determine why you want a laptop. What is it you are hoping to do with it. You'll need to consider different options for different purposes.

I'm confused as to why you'd want to...
Forum: Pregnancy & Birth 05-26-2003, 06:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,634
Posted By vcudnik
Its wonderful that you're thinking ahead. Make...

Its wonderful that you're thinking ahead. Make sure to keep the communication open with your husband about your future family. Make sure you're both on the same page. My DH and I had discussed it...
Forum: Decorating - Bathrooms 05-26-2003, 06:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,827
Posted By vcudnik
There's one guiding principle I follow when...

There's one guiding principle I follow when decorating. I do what *I* like. Its your home and your bathroom. Don't let contemporary designs dictate how it looks. I've seen lots of small rooms painted...
Forum: Gardening 05-21-2003, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,793
Posted By vcudnik
I have four 4x4 squares in my back yard. They...

I have four 4x4 squares in my back yard. They produce more than enough for my family of 4. I may add two more squares when my boys hit their teens.

My squares are two feet apart so I have plenty...
Forum: Consumer Review Requests 05-21-2003, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,584
Posted By vcudnik
I have an Olympus D510. I've had it for about a...

I have an Olympus D510. I've had it for about a year, bought it refurbished so it came with lots of extras (rechargeable batteries & charger, plus an extra 64MB memory card).

Its 2.1 megapixels,...
Forum: How To... 04-30-2003, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,104
Posted By vcudnik
Without having to buy gravy mix you can learn to...

Without having to buy gravy mix you can learn to make gravy or other sauces without drippings (which don't really add much flavor).

Start small until you get the hang of it...

Melt about 2...
Forum: Kid's Recipes 04-13-2003, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,221
Posted By vcudnik
Reading all the these posts reminded me of my...

Reading all the these posts reminded me of my stepdaughter. When she was about 3, her mother made the casual remark that she didn't like chicken as a child. After that the dear girl wouldn't touch...
Forum: Stocking Up 04-13-2003, 11:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,899
Posted By vcudnik
I've never seen dehydrated food in cans that big,...

I've never seen dehydrated food in cans that big, so I'm interested in what the recommendations are too. Is this through a food co-op?

I vacuum seal food after I dehydrate it, then I can take out...
Forum: Kid's Recipes 04-13-2003, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,221
Posted By vcudnik
My boys (11 & 12) have always had to try new...

My boys (11 & 12) have always had to try new foods. (That's the way I was raised, with the difference being that I had to eat it whether I like it or not!) That's a bit extreme, but I do make my kids...
Forum: Parties for Boys 03-22-2003, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 80,446
Posted By vcudnik
I second the motion to axe the goodie bags at...

I second the motion to axe the goodie bags at that age. That's what we did when our boys got older. ESPECIALLY if you are already taking them to an arcade. Funny how the old fashioned idea of party...
Forum: Marriage 03-17-2003, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,961
Posted By vcudnik
She's in Michigan and your in Illinois? That's...

She's in Michigan and your in Illinois? That's not really that far. Can YOU drive up there and bring her home? Obviously I don't know your particulars, and like the other writer's said, she has to...
Forum: Scouting (Girls) 03-17-2003, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,601
Posted By vcudnik
Check your local cake decorating store (if you...

Check your local cake decorating store (if you have one) or online if you don't for candy molds. They have them in various sizes for cub scouts, boy scouts, girl scouts, military insignia, etc. Makes...
Forum: Tips - Kitchen 03-10-2003, 05:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,731
Posted By vcudnik
In a pinch, you can substitute a 2 tablespoons...

In a pinch, you can substitute a 2 tablespoons mayonnaise for 1 large egg in most simple baked goods. Another substitute is 1 tablespoon soy powder & 1 tablespoon water per large egg.

Dip your...
Forum: Travel & Vacations 01-26-2003, 01:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,589
Posted By vcudnik
In addition to shopping online for camping gear,...

In addition to shopping online for camping gear, give some serious thought to thrift stores. This is off-season and there are deals to be had! Another option is to borrow equipment from friends. I...
Forum: Frosting, Icing & Toppings 01-21-2003, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,693
Posted By vcudnik
I've decorated cakes for years, and even worked...

I've decorated cakes for years, and even worked in a grocery store bakery at one time. I don't make my own frosting (except for carrot cake) anymore.

I purchase Rich's "Bettercream" or "Pastry...
Forum: Recipes & Tips 01-01-2003, 04:34 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 48,772
Posted By vcudnik
BAKING POWDER BISCUITS (Betty Crocker's...

BAKING POWDER BISCUITS
(Betty Crocker's Cookbook)

1/3 cup shortening
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Cut...
Forum: Recipes & Tips 12-31-2002, 02:41 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 48,772
Posted By vcudnik
Angela, I just finally got the hang of...

Angela,

I just finally got the hang of biscuits myself. I use a recipe straight out of a Betty Crocker cookbook. Have had success with baking powder biscuits (cheapest) as well as buttermilk...
Forum: Recipes & Tips 12-30-2002, 06:28 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 48,772
Posted By vcudnik
$5 for a meal... to some it sounds un-doable, but...

$5 for a meal... to some it sounds un-doable, but we make it our practice to spend that much or less.

The following ideas comprise basic dinners with a protein, starch & veggie:

Kielbasa baked...
Forum: Kitchen/Dining Room Organization 12-30-2002, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,390
Posted By vcudnik
My drawers USED to be organized (until DH took...

My drawers USED to be organized (until DH took over after retiring from the Navy & I went back to work). I actually have a book on how to organize your kitchen! I definately have a junk drawer, too....
Forum: Organizing 12-30-2002, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,127
Posted By vcudnik
Bilby, do you recall the name of that sorter bin...

Bilby, do you recall the name of that sorter bin you saw on ebay. Sound like a good investment in our "lego world". Two boys, lots of doting family (not to mention mom & dad!) and thousands of legos....
Forum: Gift Giving Ideas 12-03-2002, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,227
Posted By vcudnik
An idea for grandma would to be to make a "hand...

An idea for grandma would to be to make a "hand bag." Buy a canvas tote from a craft store (about $5). Then help your toddler make prints with liquid acrylic paint (FolkArt, Ceramcoat, Apple Barrel,...
Forum: Christmas Decorating 12-03-2002, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,756
Posted By vcudnik
My hubby is in charge of the lights; I bought him...

My hubby is in charge of the lights; I bought him a light tester (kmart, walmart & target) for $5 or $10. Saves a TON of time. The older sets wouldn't work if one light was out, but the ones they've...
Forum: Fruit & Vegetables 11-22-2002, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,391
Posted By vcudnik
You *could* leave the peels on them, but the...

You *could* leave the peels on them, but the peels get rather like leather shoe laces when they're dried.

Personally, I invested in an apple peeler-corer-slicer. You can get them from Pampered...
Forum: Fruit & Vegetables 11-18-2002, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,391
Posted By vcudnik
Bab, by all means, please post the recipe! I'd...

Bab, by all means, please post the recipe! I'd love to try it.

Valerie
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