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  • in reply to: Software recommendations #462886

    @MarianWickens 988342 wrote:

    Hello, guys! I need some recommendations from techies here. Do you guys know anything about a type of software that could provide an effective mechanism for tracking the source and cost of organization’s problems and also generates a preventive actions and verification stages?

    Any inputs will be great! Thanks.

    yes, the most reliable one available is QuickBooks Pro that’s what I use for tracking.

    Sorry Krampus, I normally appreciate your posts and I hate to be the bearer of crappy news, but this one isn’t true. The colored squares are actually eye marks, which are marks used during the manufacturing process to tell the machine WHERE to cut so it doesn’t ruin the packaging.

    The colors are just indicators for different types of sensors.

    The best thing you can do to check the ingredients is just to read the label, besides the toothpaste comes In a Box anyway and you can’t exactly open it in the store to see the color on the tube. I dont know

    in reply to: MYO Picnic Shade #461935

    @merryway 883346 wrote:

    Clever idea! What did you use at bottom of pvc poles to attach them to the ground?

    Just push down a metal stake about 4-6 inches into the ground and then slip the pvc post over it (about 3-4 inches) and it will stay in place easily.

    in reply to: Build Your Own Terracotta Smoker (Cheap!) #461649

    Keep in mind, if you’re purchasing terracotta pots, be sure they are natural and not glazed. You cannot use glazed pots to cook with.

    @Schuster 828532 wrote:Were I to attempt to build the hexagonal porch swing fire pit, are there any blueprints available to me? What are the exact placement and positions of the vertical posts, in relation to what size fire pit can fit inside the structure safely? A step by step guide to erecting this structure, perhaps?

    6″x6″x10′ posts (pressure treated) Qty 6.
    6″x6″x8′ beams (pressure treated) Qty 6.
    2’x6″x8′ for top braces. (pressure treated) Qty 6.
    1/2×8″ galvanized lag bolts (something to hold beams to the posts.)Qty 24
    1/2″ galvanized washers. Qty 24.
    4″ deck screws (screw the beams to each other) Qty 24
    3″ deck screws (screw braces to beams) Qty 24

    You’ll probably want a few extra 2x4x8’s to brace things together long enough for you to screw them.

    Few Bags of Concrete to set the posts.

    Paver base for drainage under the posts. Qty: 6

    A 4 foot long piece of rope to mark off the center point & keep from placing everything too close

    Swings- you can buy these online. (along with the eye bolts/washers,etc)

    Make your starting hexagon frame with the beams. Set your saw blade at a 30° angle (basically your beams will be 7′ 11″ each with 30° angle cuts that fit together. They’ll be about 15′ 10″ across (aka a hexagon).

    Set the posts, use where your beams conjoined for exact measurements. Install the beam (that’d be the top) and then level it all up.

    The fire pit itself can be a basic pit, you can dig a hole and line it with firebricks, it really depends on how much you want to spend on it all.

    Image Credit to Chenago Dave

    in case you’re wondering about the firepit, it’s just a $200 Kit from Lowes. Here are the instructions for how to install the firepit.

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    in reply to: How to Make Herbed Oils & Butters #461324

    This one will come in handy. My wife has about 20 different herbs growing in the garden and I asked her just the other day what she was planning on doing with them. She wants to mix several of the chopped herbs with coconut oil to make herbal cubes for cooking with.

    I never really gave it much thought about mixing them with butter, but that sounds delish.

    Thanks for sharing!

    in reply to: Award Winning Oriental Salad #461009

    Ok, I can honestly say that I’ve tried this recipe several times but rather than using plain coleslaw I usually use broccoli slaw and instead of the oriental flavor ramen I use the chicken flavor ramen. I don’t know what she means exactly by salad oil, but I usually use olive oil and this is my go-to recipe for last minute gatherings. You mix it all together and by the time you get to your destination, it’s ready and everyone LOVES it.

    Rave reviews. You can also extend it just a little by adding thin slivers of green pepper and red onion as well. Just be sure that the folks youre serving actually like onions.

    in reply to: Copycat Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole Recipe #460395

    @Swaindia 258674 wrote:

    I had the same question. Will you share what you found?

    here you are, this one is delicious, i use it all the time

    in reply to: Free Sample of Caliber by Stetson Cologne #459067

    Thank you for this one, I saw this the other day but they had them behind glass and I wasn’t about to buy it without trying it!

    in reply to: preserving fresh flowers #457480

    @viola1951 551169 wrote:

    I read where you use 10 parts of white corn meal to 3 parts borax. How much is a part?
    Is a part 1 cup or less?

    A part can be any amount you want, a Tablespoon, a cup, 1/4 cup, etc So if you were using Tablespoons it would be 10 Tbs White Corn mean to 3 Tbs Borax

    It’s just a ratio measurement

    in reply to: newbie looking for an excel budget spreadsheet #455599

    @sleclercq 520318 wrote:

    Hi I’m new to the budget 101 site and so far I love what I’m seeing. What I’m mainly looking for is an excel budget spreadsheet. Anyone?

    Welcome to the site, the budgets are located here: – – Budgets for all occasions | How to create a budget

    in reply to: Free Tootsie Pop W/App Download #455067

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    in reply to: Any ideas on cooking trout? #455063

    @Stefani076 505112 wrote:

    Any new ideas on how to fix up fresh trout?

    Pan fried Trout with bacon

    4 bacon slices, Cooked and crumbled.
    5 tablespoons butter
    2 8- to 10-ounce trout, Filet so it’s boneless
    All purpose flour
    1 cup thinly sliced green onions
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    4 teaspoons drained capers
    2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon

    Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Coat flesh side of fish with flour; shake off excess. Add fish, flesh side down, to skillet. Cook about 2 minutes, flip and Cook until just opaque in center, about 2 minutes. Transfer fish to 2 plates. Pour off drippings from skillet; wipe skillet clean. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in same skillet over medium heat. Add all but 2 tablespoons onions; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in bacon, lemon juice, capers, and tarragon. Season sauce with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over fish. Sprinkle fish with 2 tablespoons green onions.

    in reply to: Any ideas on cooking trout? #455059

    @Stefani076 505112 wrote:

    Any new ideas on how to fix up fresh trout?

    I prefer to make Jalapeno Trout

    • 4 whole trout, cleaned
    • 3 medium fresh jalapeno pepper, chopped
    • 4 medium green onions, chopped
    • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
    • 1/2 cup bell pepper, diced
    • 1/2 cup peeled, diced ripe mango
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • garlic salt to taste
    • black pepper to taste

    This one is so simple, you just mix together the green onions, cilantro, bell pepper, mango, olive oil, lime juice, garlic salt, and black pepper; set aside.

    Spray 4 squares of foil with olive oil or cooking spray. Place fish diagonally on the foil, and stuff each with 1/4 of the mango stuffing. Fold the corners of the foil over the head and tail of the fish, then roll the remainder of the foil over the fish so it’s fully sealed and cook about 15 minutes on each side.

    in reply to: B101 Challenge: Affordable Easter Ideas. . . #453083

    :paint:For our family we celebrate Ostara, rather than Easter. Our most memorable egg hunt was creating geocaching clues and hiding them in plastic eggs. It took a bit of time to put it all together, but you take the first clue and it’s hidden in the woods near our home, when they found that one, the coordinates for the next clue were written on the piece of paper in the egg and so on.

    We also put a piece of paper that told them what kind of goody they were getting for finding that particular egg. The 1st egg they got a $10 Gift Card to Subway, the 2nd egg they got a week of “Get out of Chores Free Card”, the 3rd egg they got a card for “Your Favorite Dinner Prepared”, etc.
    I can’t remember them all now, but there were 12 treats in all to represent each of the 12 months, the cycle of the year, etc.

    Happy Spring!

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