Posts Tagged ‘Ask the audience’

A Call for Your Questions

Heather says: The questions answered here at Home Ec 101 come from a variety of sources: Twitter Facebook IRL friends email to helpme@home-ec101.com my weirdo imagination I know the past couple of years have been a little different around here. I’m glad the bulk of you stuck around through it.  I thought I had it…

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I’m Looking for Tex-Mex Side Dish Ideas

Heather says: With things normalizing, I’ve decided to involve the minions in Home-Ec. The site earns a little through advertising and in order to keep the kids from being resentful of this never ending side project that does take time, I have decided let them in on the business side of things. This is what…

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In Which I Ask for Your Help with a Bland Diet

Heather says: Bland diet. Is that not one of the most obnoxious suggestions ever? How about, keep your foodie kid on a bland diet for three weeks (minimum). My poor kid cried on the way home from the pediatric gastroenterologist’s as he began thinking about all of the foods he can’t have: No red meat,…

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Share Your Best Back-to-School Tips / Ideas

Heather says: Here’s a little transparency for you. This is the first time my children are going to school and frankly, I think I’m more nervous and excited than they are. I have once mentioned that my oldest child is on the autistic spectrum (Asperger’s) and that he needed a couple of extra years at…

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Looking for Cold Lunch Ideas

Dear Home-Ec 101, I just started a new job and I only have 30 mins for lunch. Since I have bathroom priorities and waiting in line for microwave can quickly use up that time. Do you have any suggestions for lunches that require no reheat. I need more variety than salad and a sandwich. Signed,…

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The Minimalist Baby, What Babies Don’t Need

Dear Home-Ec 101, I just recently found out I am pregnant with our first baby and ohhhh was it a surprise. My husband and I are just short of our one year aniversery and had planned to stay in our tiny one bedroom apartment for another year to save for a house. We were already…

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How to be a Fabulous Knitter / Crocheter–Introduction

Vera says: Have you ever… Come across  a stunning, yet astronomically priced crocheted skirt or a simply darling crocheted baby sweater and wished you could make it yourself? Been intrigued by someone knitting away in public and wanted them to teach you? Perhaps you learned to crochet as a child and would like to reconnect?…

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What is Vegetable Extract?

Heather says: This question is specifically for my UK readers or maybe they have it in AUS or NZ, too. What is vegetable extract? Is it broth, base, or bouillon? Or is it something completely different? I found an old recipe from the rationing years and it called for a teaspoon of vegetable extract. A…

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Talk on Tuesday: Share Your Best Tightwad Tips

Heather says: They said gas prices would drop. I’m not seeing it, are you? Without a drop in fuel prices, it won’t be long until the cost of goods are raised to cover production and transportation costs. With that in mind, I’d love to hear your best tips for saving money. Some of our favorites:…

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Tuesday Talk: Keepsakes or Not

Heather says: Yesterday on the Home-Ec 101 Facebook Fan Page I asked about baby teeth. Are they precious memorabilia or are they something that must be disposed of immediately? I don’t like teeth. I don’t know when I started getting skeeved out by them, but I am. I think it started in my teens when I…

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Ask the Audience: Overwhelmed, Burnt Out, or Rundown

Heather says: I don’t often talk about my husband’s schedule. The internet at large has no need to know when he’s not going to be around, at least without some effort on their part. My theory is, if you’re going to be a stalker creepazoid, I’ll make you at least do a little homework, but…

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Friday Five: Quick Meals

Heather says: What are your quick meals? The meals you make when the meal plan has been thrown out the window and yet people must be fed? These nights seem to happen to us when I don’t plan well, when errands take three times as long as I hoped and everyone is cranky. Here are…

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