September 28, 2004

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Cocktail Sauce MeatloafI've "won" a contest with it! Switch the Ketchup, or whatever you use, with Cocktail Sauce! Does it ever add "mystery" to a dull meatloaf.

 

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Freezer Breakfast BurritosHere is a great recipe to make in bulk and keep in your freezer. This recipe makes 24 breakfast burritos that you can freeze and use as a quick and easy breakfast.

 

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Dripping Wax DecorationsIt is fun and easy to take bottles, such as jelly jars, or tall bottles like coke bottles, and cover them with candle drippings of different colors. I sit them around the house, but you can actually use them for pen holders, or candle holders. Just drip a long candle onto the bottle or jar and let dry. These are fun to make (not for kids without adult supervision). By Racer

 

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Drying Clothes InsideI can't hang my laundry outside on a line, and I'm pretty limited on space indoors as well. However, I really wanted to avoid the cost of running my dryer. I solved my problem by hanging a second shower curtain rod in my shower.

 

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Government Benefits (U.S.)Go to www.benefits.gov, simply answer some questions and you are then presented with a list of programs you qualify for and resources available to you. And there is no charge for this service. By Suzie

 

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Divide Chores Into Smaller StepsDo your kids refuse to pick up their rooms as quickly as you would like them to? I am sometimes overwhelmed by picking up after my children so I know they are! I make sure I break the chore into bite sized pieces first.

 

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Early Bird Christmas Gift Ideas for KidsWith school supplies on clearance now it is a good time to stock up on crayons markers and colored pencils to make art kits for the children on your list.

 

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Seasoning FriesWhen making french fries in the oven, sprinkle the fries with different seasonings to give your family different varieties of flavors. Make some lemon pepper flavored, sprinkle some with garlic powder, maybe some with Cajun seasoning.

 

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Color Matching GameWhile at my Home Depot store I saw that they sold the Disney brand of paint (very loud colors.) I got the idea to take their paint chips which are in the shape of a Mickey Mouse head and make a color matching game for my youngest grandson. 2 of each basic color and I had enough for the game.

 

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Register to Vote Today!This is the last day in most place to register to vote for the elections in November in the U.S. If you are not yet registered, click on the link above.

 

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Washing Machine TipMy mother taught me this and I've "only" come across this tip, once in 5 yrs. It really amazes me how excited people get when I pass it along!

 

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Baby Shower Gifts: Something for Mom, TooI usually make up a basket for the baby with the usual baby bath lotion and such but here is where it really gets good, I also always make up a basket for the new mom.

 

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Less Fragrance in LotionI like the more expensive fragrance body lotions. They usually have a pretty strong scent so I use half of the lotion and half of an unscented low priced brand. The scent still lasts all day.

 

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Recipes for Bariatric PatientsCould you provide a variety of recipes which can be used by those of us that have undergone a gastric bypass? Our intake must consist of soft/easily digestible foods/atleast 68-70grams of protein a day and containing no sugars. De'Lanese

 

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Creative Uses for Upholstery SamplesI have just picked up some free treasures at a yard sale: upholstery samples. They are various sizes; most are about the size of your average sofa pillow.

 

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Decorating My Dream HouseWe are soon moving to our "dream house". I need some decorating ideas (cheap). The house is more formal traditional. I lean more toward antique. B from Texas

 

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The Best Time to Cut CattailsGetting married next Aug. I'm in charge of getting two things lined up for the big day; getting all the pheasant feathers I can get this fall and getting cattails for the arrangements. My questions is when is the best time to cut these? Now or should I wait until next July or early August? Thanks, Don

 

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Drying Apples in the OvenI came into a bunch of Granny Smith Apples and I want to dry them in my oven. I am not sure how to do this and what temp to set the oven on and for how long. Any advice would be nice.

 

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