November 2, 2004

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Easy Pumpkin Cream PieWith pumpkins so plentiful and cheap(er) in the fall, this is a good time to use pumpkin in recipes.

 

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Amazing Swedish MeatballsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, chopped onion, bread crumbs, egg, and milk...

 

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Vegetarian Sweet and Sour MeatballsPreheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, Cheddar cheese, and cottage cheese until well blended...

 

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Quick and Easy Salsa Con Queso DipFor get togethers and snacking

 

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Seven Ingredient Tomato SauceEasy tomato suace recipe for pasta.

 

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Winterize Your EvergreensEvergreens, especially newly planted ones, can be damaged by winter sun and winds, which dry the foliage. Shield them with burlap stapled to stakes set 6 inches away from the plants on all sides.

 

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The High Cost of Baby FoodWhen my daughter began solid foods, I was shocked at the price of jarred baby food! It is easy to make your own, and is much, much cheaper!

 

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Glove Note HangerStuff an old glove to fill out the shape of a hand, then stitch it closed. Hinge a pad of paper off the glove where it is stitched with 2 lengths of ribbon, long enough to tie into bows after it is knotted.

 

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Free Kindling For The AskingIf winter comes and you still haven't gathered a good supply of dry kindling, see whether your supermarket will give you some of the waxed cardboard boxes that are used to ship fresh vegetables to market. Cut them into strips of convenient size with a utility knife. You'll find that 3 or 4 (3x4-inch) pieces are probably enough to ignite small logs. But as a word of CAUTION, if you use too much you take the chance of producing a very quick, hot blaze that could trigger a chimney fire. By joesgirl

 

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Making Inexpensive WreathsI always check the thrift stores for vine or Styrofoam wreath bases. Add any sort of decoration you have on hand. I gather dried, wild flowers, pine cones, dried seed pods, and dried stalks from plants.

 

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Quicking Mending For People On The GoKeep 2 needles threaded with black and white thread in your bedroom or bathroom. You can stick the needles into a bit of sponge or cork. Then when a button pops off you can sew it on quickly! By Linda

 

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Folger's FREE "Tupperware"The plastic Folger's coffee cans really made me MAD when they were first introduced. I have always been a HUGE fan of the metal cans. HOWEVER, these plastic cans are just WONDERFUL!

 

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Frugally Humidify Your Home in the WinterTo combat dry indoor air (without the expense of running a room humidifier), place old containers of water in or near your heat vents (if you have forced air heat).

 

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See How Tangible Your Grocery Store Savings AreDo you find that you don't have the extra money to stock up on items that suddenly go on sale for a really unbeatable price?

 

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Shoulder Pad Angel Christmas OrnamentMy friend made me two Christmas ornaments from shoulder pads, she had removed from her clothing. Really cute.

 

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Deodorant Stains out of Sweater?Can anyone tell me how to get the yellow under arm deoderant stain out of a sweater that is 75% silk and 25% nylon? I've only worn this sweater twice and the dry cleaning didn't remove the stains. Thanks...Lauren

 

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Winterizing Your MowerAt the end of the grass-cutting season, drain both gasoline and oil from your lawn mower. Oil should be drained so that corrosive contaminants won't have all winter to damage internal parts.

 

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