Archive for June, 2011

Windows XP Registry Fix: No More Worries

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

If you want to solve the PC slowdown problems then you must learn how to clean the PC registry. Computer registry is very important part and helps to run the program efficiently. They form part of all the activities that can range from creating or editing of a Microsoft Word document, to installing of the programs and various other software. It serves as a guide for every program that is installed on the system and therefore run and operates them effectively.

Therefore, it is necessary for every user of the computer to know how to fix Windows XP registry whenever it is corrupted. There are two main methods that are used for a Windows XP registry fix. The first method is the manual search, identification and deletion of junk files. This method cannot be used by the regular users and is reserved for the high level programmers and developers.

The second method for a Windows XP registry fix is to use registry cleaners. These registry cleaners are available in the market in the form of software can be installed and run effectively. You can choose any among them meeting your standards. There are basically two types of registry cleaners. They can be either the paid version or the free ware. The paid version is generally more reliable and has more power to perform the cleaning tasks s compared to the free version.

If you value your PC and the programs and your PC is suffering problems then the first step should always be a Windows XP registry fix. This will effectively do the cleaning process of the computer system and therefore improve its performance.

Carl Ringwall
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Grandma Hystad’s Recipes,bar Mixes, Drinks, Food Information

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

CONTENTS

BORSCHT SOUP

GRANDMA’S SPAGHETTI AND MEAT BALLS

BAKED WINTER SQUASH

GRANDMA’S WHIPPED SHORTBREAD COOKIES

AUNT PAT’S BUTTER TARTS

LIGHTSIDE

BUY LOCAL FOOD

FOOD INFORMATION WHEN EXPOSED TO FIRE, FLOOD, HEAT, POWER OUT

CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

RESPONSIBLE DRINKING

BAR MIXES

NON-ALOHOLIC DRINK

VEGETABLE SOUP BORSCHT

2 pounds beef, with soup bone.

2 carrots.

1 medium head of cabbage.

2 average-sized onions.

6 average-sized potatoes.

2 cups canned tomatoes.

6 whole pepper kernels.

1 bay leaf.

A few sprigs of dill.

½ cup chopped beets.

Cover meat with cool water and bring to a boil.
Let simmer until almost tender.  Add water if necessary
to keep meat covered.  One hour before serving, add chopped
vegetables and seasoning.  Potatoes may be cooked separately
before serving.  When ready to serve, remove from heat and
add sour cream.

GRANDMA’S SPAGHETTI AND MEAT BALLS.
½ cup………………….(125 ml)……………………onions
2 tablespoons (30 ml)…………………….margarine
1 pound…………….(500 g)……………………ground beef
2 cups…………………(500 ml)…………………tomato sauce.
2/3 cup………………(160 ml)…………………sliced mushrooms.
4 cups…………………(1000 ml)………………can tomatoes.
½ cup………………….(125 ml)…………………chopped parsley.
1 ½ teaspoon. (7.5ml)……………………oregano or sage
1 teaspoon………(5 ml)………………………salt
¼ teaspoon………(1.25 ml)………………thyme
1 bay leaf
1 cup………………….(500 ml)…………………water
2 cloves garlic

In a large skillet, cook onion in hot oil until tender.  Add
Meat and garlic, brown lightly.  Add remaining ingredients.
Simmer uncovered 1 ½-2 hours or until sauce is nice and thick.
Stir occasionally.  Remove Bay leaf.  Serve hot over spaghetti.
Top with Parmesan cheese.
YIELD:  6 servings.
Time:   2 ½ hours.

Beef And Potato Cakes

You can use ground meat if desired.  A treat for children.

8 oz. Beef.

8 oz. Potatoes.

1 small 2-3 inch onion chopped finely.

1 egg yolk.

Dark soy sauce.

1 teaspoon salt.

Cook the potatoes and mash.  Mix in egg yolk and salt.  Chop onion finely, brown with 1-tablespoon oil, and add ground meat.  Brown for 4 minutes.  Add soy sauce and mix the batch with the potatoes.  Shape into balls the size of golf balls, flatten into cakes.  Heat the cooking pan. Grease lightly with oil; use medium heat to brown the cakes, turn to brown both sides.  If you have an electric skillet set temperature at 340.  When automatic control light blinks, turn cakes over.

Baked Winter Squash

1 large acorn or butternut squash
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Margarine or Nonstick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with the margarine or cooking spray.

Slice the squash into rounds 1/4 inch thick. Remove seeds on each slice and arrange squash in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake the slices for 8 minutes, turn, and drizzle lightly with maple syrup and cinnamon. Bake for 8 minutes longer; remove from the oven and let cool. Serves 4.

GRANDMA’S WHIPPED SHORT BREAD COOKIES

1 POUND………(500 G)……………..BUTTER OR MARSRINE

3 CUPS………..(750 ML)……………FLOUR

1 CUP ……………(250 ML)…………..ICING SUGAR

Beat with mixer until creamy.  Drop on cookie sheet and bake at 350 F, (175 C) until slightly brown.

YIELD: approximately 5 dozen cookies

TIME:  1 hour (includes cooking and cleaning time)

AUNT PAT’S FAVOURITE BUTTER TARTS

1/3-cup ………………………(80 ml) …………………butter.
1-cup………………………………(250 ml)…………………brown sugar.
2 tablespoons…………(30 ml)……………………milk or cream..
1/3 cup……………………….(80 ml)……………………currants
1 egg beaten well.
1 teaspoon……………….(5 ml)………………………vanilla.

Mix all ingredients together.  Put in unbaked tart shells. 
Bake at 450 F, (230 C), for 8 minutes.  Turn down to 350 F,
(175 C), and cook until brown.

LIGHTSIDE

Dinner Blessings

The housewife invited 2 couple and their children for dinner one night. As they get ready to eat, the housewife asks her son, “Would you like to say blessings”?

“I don’t know what to say”, the boy replies.

 “Just say what you hear what your mother says”, replied the mother.

The boy bowed his head and said, “Lord, why on earth did I invite two 2 couples and their kids for dinner”?

BUY LOCAL

Where possible we should buy locally grown foods. As a rule your food is fresher, better flavor, picked within a day of your purchase. Local produce more likely has a higher nutrient content than store-bought produce that has spent time on a transport truck and warehouse. Further farmers who sell directly to local customers receive the full value for their product, can sell cheaper, as there is less cost to processing, transportation, packing, warehouse etc.

This is the time of the year for ice; snowstorms, (with power failure) floods and fire, depending on what part of the country you live.  Below are some helpful tips to keep your food and you safe.

Food Information When Power Out

Have Food on hand that don’t require refrigeration and can be eaten cold or heated on the outdoor grill.  Food boxed or canned milk, water, and canned goods should be part of a planned emergency food supply.  Also, ready-to-use baby formula for infants and pet food.

Always keep meat, poultry, fish, and eggs refrigerated at or below 40 °F and frozen food at or below 0 °F. This may be difficult when the power is out.  Coolers are a great help for keeping food cold if the power will be out for more than 4 hours.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas. It is produced whenever you burn any fuel—such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal. Generators, pressure washers, other gasoline powered tools and charcoal grills give off high levels of CO. This can build up quickly in closed spaces or partially enclosed spaces—within minutes. Never use gas-powered tools inside—that includes your basement or garage.

Get a battery-powered CO detector to alert you to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in your home.

Please remember: you CAN NOT prevent build-up of carbon monoxide by using an exhaust fan—or opening your garage doors or windows. Again, never use gas-powered equipment inside.

Be alert to the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning! If you or anyone else in your home feels sick, dizzy or weak—Think carbon monoxide—CO! Get out of the house and seek prompt medical help.

FOOD EXPOSED TO FIRE- HEAT

Discard food that has been near a fire. Food exposed to fire can be damaged by the heat of the fire, smoke fumes, and chemicals used to fight the fire. Food in cans or jars may appear to be okay, but the heat from a fire can activate food spoilage bacteria. If the heat is extreme, the cans or jars themselves can split or rupture, rendering the food unsafe.

One of the most dangerous elements of a fire is sometimes not the fire itself, but toxic fumes released from burning materials. Discard any raw food or food in permeable packaging—cardboard, plastic wrap, screw-topped jars, bottles, etc.—stored outside the refrigerator.

Food stored in refrigerators or freezers can also become contaminated by fumes. The refrigerator seal isn’t airtight and fumes can get inside. Chemicals used to fight the fire contain toxic materials and can contaminate food and cookware.

Food that is exposed to chemicals should be thrown away—the chemicals cannot be washed off the food. This includes food stored at room temperature, such as fruits and vegetables, as well as food stored in permeable containers like cardboard and screw-topped jars and bottles.

In Flood Zone?

If your location is in a possible flood zone plan your food storage on shelves that will be safely out of the way of contaminated water. Coolers are a great help for keeping food cold if the power will be out for more than 4 hours.

Discard any food that is not in a waterproof container if there is any chance that it has come into contact with floodwater. Food containers that are not waterproof include those with screw caps, snap lids, pull tops, and crimped caps. Also, discard cardboard juice/milk/baby formula boxes and home canned foods if they have come in contact with floodwater, because they cannot be effectively cleaned and sanitized.

Inspect canned foods and discard any food in damaged cans. Can damage is shown by swelling, leakage, punctures, holes, fractures, extensive thoroughly wash countertops with soap and water, using hot water if available. Rinse and then sanitize them by applying a solution of 1 tablespoon of unscented, liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of drinking water (or the cleanest, clearest water available). Allow air-drying.

RESPONSIBLE DRINKING
It should be known that like any other drug, addiction is a potential hazard.  Excess of alcohol will affect organs such as the brain, heart, and liver.

If you’re having a party provide food with your drinks.  You can also offer non-alcoholic such as fruit, soft drinks.

BAR MIXES
Hoots Mon.
1 jigger Scotch Whiskey.
½ jigger Lillet.
½ jigger Sweet Vermouth.
Stir with ice and strain.

Apple Cocktail
½ ounce applejack
½ ounce apple cider
¼ ounce gin
¼ ounce brandy
Shake with ice cubes.  Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Non-Alcoholic Drink

Fresh Fruit Punch
8 ounces each of orange juice, pineapple juice, and grapefruit
juice.
1 bottle ginger ale.  Sugar to taste.
Combine the juices with the sugar.  Stir until the sugar is
dissolved and refrigerate.  Add the ginger ale plus chunks of ice before serving.

Disclaimer: The Author of this article is not responsible for accuracy or completeness nor shall he be held liable for any damage or loss arising out of or in any way related to the information or utilization of it.

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Bruce Chambers
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How much is professional tile cleaning and grout sealing by the square foot.?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Just wondering what I could expect before calling and getting a "professional quote" from a local business in Southwest Florida. If anyone has any experience even nation wide I’d appreciate some responses. I Have about 600 square feet of tile flooring that needs the grout to be cleaned and resealed. Thanks.

Sometimes, a basic cleaning is not enough to restore an area to its original condition. Whether doing home or commercial cleaning, some additional elbow grease is needed. Tile grout cleaning is one of those things people often wish to overlook because it is not an easy task. Either they let the grout accumulate dirt or they hire a cleaning service to take care of the area.

In a bathroom, stains may appear on the tile grout due to mildew or mold. Kitchen cleaning requires removing mildew, grime, and food stains from the tile grout. Regular and commercial cleaning products are sold for use in these areas. Despite a lot of scrubbing, these may not even be able to remove the most set-in or difficult stains from the tile grout.

For these tough cases, a cleaning service performs high pressure washing of the tile.

However you may have an estimate of your need just calling the representative of the cleaning company. One of such company I do prefer is:

http://bbcleaningservice.com/office-cleaning-estimate

Contact them and evaluate the price.

Registry Repair Wizard – Provides the Helping Hand in Registry Cleaning

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Registry Repair Wizard is an advanced registry repair tool for Windows operating systems, using which you can scan, repair, and clean the Windows Registry. The only thing that you require is a few simple mouse clicks. The Windows Registry needs to be cleaned and repaired as with every time you use your computer, the registry simply grows and many of its information becomes obsolete and eventually becomes cluttered and fragmented. Such kind of information may hamper in the smooth running of many Windows applications, thereby can contribute in the performance degradation of your system. The Registry Repair Wizard performs scanning of the Windows Registry to identify the obsolete or incorrect information, and then repairs these problems so that your system can run faster and error free.

The Registry Repair Wizard has two tools, Startup Organizer and Internet Explorer Organizer, which helps in running your computer more smoothly. The Startup Organizer allows you to select the programs that you want to start automatically as you run your computer. The Internet Explorer Organizer, on the other hand, allows you select and deactivate spyware or adware running inside the Internet Explorer. In addition, this registry repair tool provides the backup/restore functionality that allows you to back up the complete Windows Registry, so that you can restore the registry to the current status whenever you required.

The Registry Repair Wizard is a shareware; however, it also comes as a registry repair freeware for an evaluation period of 15 days. After the evaluation period, if you want to continue with the tool, then you can register it with a one time registration fee. It also provides fast customer support for registered customer. Moreover, you can go for the various upgrades of the tool after its purchase, either for free or an additional amount of fee.

Arvind
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Meat the Gt Xpress

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Grilled steak, chicken or an array of vegetables are all foods that are usually enjoyed during the summer months on the outdoor grill. Unfortunately, outdoor grilling has limitations; especially if you are looking to grill during the cooler months. Between the time involved, the weather and concerns about getting side dishes going, using the grill becomes more of a chore than a joy. This is not the case for those who have discovered the wonders of grilling indoors. The GT Xpress can help bring back the joy of grilling an excellent meal in the courtesy of your own kitchen.

What Is The GT Xpress?

The GT Xpress is a revolutionary indoor grill that brings the wonders of outdoor cooking inside. This grill operates electrically, which means there are no harsh fumes or smoke to worry about while cooking your foods.

The design of the GT Xpress is what really makes it stand out as superior for indoor grilling. This grill has a double cooking surface, which means that foods are cooked on the top and the bottom at the same time. It also has split cooking surfaces, which means two distinct meals can be cooked at the same time. In addition, it has a nonstick surface, which means that oils and fats are not necessary to prevent sticking. Yet, it also has a surface design that is not pitched. This helps keep natural juices in so food comes out moist rather than grill dried.

Benefits of the GT Xpress over your Outdoor Grill

Indoor grilling has many differences when compared to outdoor grilling. Grilling indoors provides several advantages that outdoor grills do not have. The benefits of taking the grilling indoors include:

  • No weather concerns – Outdoor-grilling can quickly become hampered by wind, rain and even snow. This may cause you to postpone grilling your meal until the weather becomes better. This can cause much disappointment, but when a GT Xpress is used, there is no reason to fear the elements since you can be grilling a healthy meal indoors
  • Faster cooking time – Many meals can be fully cooked and ready to go using the GT Xpress in less than 10 minutes. In fact, most of the recommended meals for this grill take about seven minutes to cook. Grilling a high quality meal has never been easier and the GT Xpress allows you to cook a meal even if you are in a hurry due to the fast cooking time.
  • Less interference – When an outdoor grill is cooked, it generally requires two people to tackle dinner. One person works on the inside watching side dishes while the other pays attention to the grill. This is also somewhat true when cooking indoors as the GT Xpress allows for quick meals while you prepare the rest of the side dishes. More than one person can still participate in preparing a meal but it is not entirely necessary.
  • More environmentally friendly – The GT Xpress uses very little energy to complete a meal. A gas grill consumes propane in order to function and this gas can become expensive over time.

Benefits of Indoor Grilling Over Traditional Cooking

Using an oven or stove top to prepare a meal is the tried and tested way to go. Unfortunately, most people just do not have time to create a whole meal in this manner. When an indoor grill is used for meal preparation, the benefits include:

  • Faster cooking time – Since the GT Xpress cooks foods on the top and bottom at the same time, the speed factor is a huge benefit over using an oven or stovetop.
  • Less cleaning – Many meals can be completely prepared inside the GT Xpress. This means there is fewer cleanups to tackle after the job of cooking is done.
  • Fresher flavors – Since indoor grilling helps lock in natural juices and flavors, foods tend to taste better as a result. This is an important aspect of grilling because flavor is very important especially if you are cooking a steak.
  • Healthier meals – Frying foods is just not the best way to go. When a nonstick indoor grill is used instead, added oils can be removed from the cooking equation. This is healthier and a whole lot better for the waistline.
  • Easier personalization – The GT Xpress has a design that makes it easy to personalize individual servings to meet a person’s particular tastes. This is great for families that enjoy different types of meals or they like a meal cooked differently. Grilling is an excellent way to enjoy tasty, healthier meals. Sadly, the outdoor grill is just not easy to use or convenient especially during bad weather. When the GT Xpress is used indoors, you can create a high quality, healthy meal in a matter of minutes.

Jeremy Foster

How can clean the class on the inside of my self cleaning oven?

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

I have a self cleaning oven, and it seems I can’t get the stains off the glass on the inside of the oven.

easy off oven cleaner.

How much should I charge for this housekeeping job?

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

I am still new to the business so please be kind. :) I need an estimate on how and what I should charge.

2 floor home
2 1/2 bath
3 children
2 dogs

Will be doing living room, kitchen, bathrooms, misc rooms, & downstairs living area. Not bedrooms as of right now. The house is reasonably clean. I will be doing just a standard cleaning once a week.

i would say about 60$

Registry Cleaner Reviews – The Essential Facts Regarding Windows XP Registry Cleaners Exposed

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Every one should study Windows XP registry cleaner reviews before than downloading anything. There are a lot of softwares out there that support themselves as being the most excellent in the market, holding top reviews from never heard of magazines, and being the ultimate resolution for optimizing your PC.

We all can make out what a frustration it is when the registry gets cluttered with programs that is been installed by you and taken out; unknowingly, some of their threads do remain. This is the reason of the slow speed in your system. An uncomplicated way out can be to format the entire thing and new install, but there are added solutions to solve your complexity and that is with the use of a registry cleaner tool.

The nearly all appropriate way to solve all this up is to download a without charge registry cleaner. These software repair tools are intended to do deep scans in the registry and repair, also splice equally erroneous entries or strings.

Where Windows builds all the entry in your computer there is the registry. It composes the register for all the software and hardware workings that have to interconnect together, so it is necessary that this runs smoothly in the best possible way. To cure this is to free up the clutter, not knowing that from time to time there are hardware that changes these entries. If it only go on with writing in and not cleaning itself as it goes, then you are bound to have a lot of entries in there that you do not require and will cause a slow down of the system. If you do normal scans though, this will keep up your system optimized and support you to maintain your error free status. As a result, go online and verify out the top product for your system by making use of Windows XP registry cleaner reviews.

Robert Blackmen
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Deck Up your Kitchen With Elegant Kitchen Accessories!!

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

A kitchen is the place used for food preparation. A modern kitchen is typically furnished with a stove or microwave oven and has a sink with water on tap for cleaning food and dishwashing. Although the main function of a kitchen is cooking, it can be the essence of other activities as well, especially within homes, depending on its size, furnishing, and equipment.

In this modern world, people devote a great time in decking up their kitchen right from the elegant kitchen designs to gracious kitchen accessories like kitchen cabinets, kitchen cupboards, sink and oven among others. Hence, there is always a need to search for one of the leading and renowned kitchen manufacturers and suppliers who can very well understand your requirements and can deliver accordingly.

Kitchen cabinets are something that is being used every day, still you will never probably take the time to praise them as kitchen cabinets seem simple. There are numerous things to reckon in relation to kitchen cabinets these days. The most common materials used in kitchen cabinets are wood, metal, plastic, and glass. With all the wide range of kitchen cabinets available in the market today you’ll want to look around first. Once you determine on the material and finish you can narrow down your search from there. Whether you are replacing or want to reface your current kitchen cabinets, or replace them, you should go to the premium kitchen manufacturers and suppliers to satisfy your needs. Kitchen cabinets are a good investment for your home and hence you’ll want to be sure that you are choosing right cabinets’ manufacturers and suppliers for your new house and your budget.

Organise your kitchen cupboards using the space wisely and give your kitchen a new contemporary look with elegant designing and modern kitchen cabinets

Mike Nicholson
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