October 16, 2004

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No Cooking Oil MessTo prevent cooking oil from messing up your shelves, simply cut the tops off of old socks and slip them on the oil bottles.

 

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Brown Gravy With Your RoastWhen making a roast, place dry onion soup mix in the bottom of your roaster pan. After removing the roast, add 1 can of mushroom soup and you will have a good brown gravy. By Peggy

 

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Make Your Own "Sparkling" Apple CiderIf you love sparkling cider, but don't want to pay extra for that little pretty champagne bottle it comes in, try this: Add a little apple juice to chilled seltzer water or club soda. Tastes just the same and you get more for your money.

 

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Mommy SleepoverThis is a fun idea for Mommies of all ages. Send out an invitation in the shape of a sleeping bag or a big pillow. Invite your friends to bring a sleeping bag and their best PJ's and come sleep with you.

 

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Meat Slicing TipTo slice meat into thin strips, as for stir fry dishes, partially freeze it so it will slice more easily.

 

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Renew Your CandlesI love candles! I have lots that I collect and never burn. If you have an old candle that may have lost it's shine or has a scratch, take a pair of nylons, wrap it around your hand and rub away! Shines them up every time! By Toni

 

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Cool Chicken in BrothAfter stewing a chicken, cool in broth before cutting into chunks. It will have twice the flavor.

 

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Children's Ice Cream SocialGet together a couple of gallons of ice cream, some toppings and bananas for banana splits. Have Dad or a male friend dressed up like the Gay 1890s, handlebar mustache, straw hat, vest and white shirt, white pants to make the ice cream for the kids.

 

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Stretching That Gourmet CoffeeI enjoy gourmet, fresh roasted coffee but the price isn't so much fun. I find mixing the ground gourmet about half and half with less expensive coffee still gives me a fresh roasted flavor but costs much less. By Lynn

 

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Looking To Put A Little Romance In Your Life?Here are some low cost dates for those with kids or couples who are trying to reconnect.

 

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Bleach Spots on FurnitureDoes anyone know of a fabric paint that would help to camoflage bleach spots on a moss green cordoroy couch? What brand and/or type?

 

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Crafts With Glass Flower VaseI am searching for ideas on reusing glass flower vases. I want to do something with them for a Christmas bazaar. I have all sizes and shapes of vases and rose bowls. It needs to be something easy and inexpensive, as I have many!

 

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Uses for Paper and Craft IdeasWhat are things you can write on paper like; making lists, designing your dream bedroom, home made cards, etc. Also, do you have any ideas on simple crafts you can make yourself to give family members as gifts? Thanx, Kristi

 

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