November 9, 2004

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Slow Cooker Curried ChickenCurried chicken using chicken thighs.

 

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Easy Parmesan Garlic ChickenFor a golden appearance, after chicken is cooked through, set oven to broil.. Broil 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.

 

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Easy and Good Lemon Honey Drink for Sore ThroatsVery soothing when you have a cold or sore throat.

 

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Credit Card InsuranceCredit card user do not need to buy insurance. Most credit card insurance companies have a $50 deductible clause under their coverage, and federal law provides this coverage for free. A cardholder's liability is limited to $50 per card on charges incurred before the credit card company is notified of the loss or theft. By joesgirl

 

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Winter Driving - Keep Cat Litter in Your TrunkHere's a tip for drivers in snow country who have rear wheel drive cars. Next time you go to the supermarket, pick up a box of cat box filler, the larger the better. Keep the bag in the trunk for added weight over the drive wheels; should you get stuck, open the bag and sprinkle a few handfuls of the granules around the rear wheels for better traction. Hope you don't get stuck but better safe than sorry. By joesgirl

 

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Label Pipes and Wires in Your BasementLabel the parts of the electrical and plumbing systems that lurk in your basement. Identify each fuse or circuit breaker, hot and cold water shutoffs, heating system controls, gas and water meters, and drain clean-out access covers.

 

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Freezing the Vermin (Pantry Pests)I hate bugs so I use my freezer to keep away the pantry pests. I mark the date and then freeze all of the cereal, flour, pasta, rice, etc that comes in the house for at least 3 days.

 

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Storing Placemats Under Seat CushionsA neat and easy way to store placemats is to lift up your chair and sofa cushions and put them under the cushions. This will keep them flat and out of the way thus freeing up valuable storage space. By Carole

 

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Pet Homemade Medicine KitI keep a spray bottle of white vinegar, and apple cider vinegar. I also keep oil, veg oil or mineral oil for their ears.

 

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Honey Cold and Flu RemedyTake a 6 inch ginger root and slice it. Put it in a non-aluminum pot with about 3 cups of fresh water. Cover the pot tightly and bring to a simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from stove and add the juice of half a lemon, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and honey to taste.

 

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Homemade Tea For DepressionPour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of dried lavender and steep for 10 minutes. Take up to 3 times daily. By Suzanne S.

 

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Organizing Your Cleaners Under the SinkI was sorting out my cupboard under the sink, which is full of assorted cleaning stuff, aerosols etc. and general clutter. I wanted some plastic boxes to tidy things into before putting them back.

 

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Finding The Best Prescription Drug PricesAny time my husband or I are started on a new prescription that will have to be repeated over and over I take a few minutes to call via the phone to check prices.

 

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Saline Solution Eye DropsMost eye drop solutions are nothing more than saline solution. Buy an eye dropper and fill it with saline solution (that costs 99 cents a pint on sale) and use that when your eyes are dry. Much better than paying $3-$5 for 1 ounce of eye drops! By Kathy

 

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Garlic and Honey Wound DressingWash cut carefully and apply chopped or mashed raw garlic. Cover with a slather of honey and bandage. Continue until wound is healed.

 

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Swap Magazines With a FriendLike magazines? You purchase a subscription to a magazine, and have a friend purchase a subscription she likes. When each of you are done reading yours, you swap! Two subscriptions for the price of one!

 

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Honey Throat SyrupTake several cloves of fresh garlic. Place the garlic in a blender with the juice of half a lemon. Blend until smooth. Add 1 cup raw honey and blend again. Take 1 teaspoon dose for sore throat, or strain through a cheesecloth and bottle for later use. By Suzanne S.

 

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Pumpkin Instead of Shortening in BakingTry substituting canned pumpkin for 1/2 the shortening or butter called for in your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. It will make a healthier, higher fiber chocolate chip cookie.

 

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Circle Numbers in the Phone BookWhen for the first time you look up the phone number of a person and/or a business take a pen and circle the name of the person and/or business. Then the next time you have to look the number up again, it will stick out like a sore thumb.

 

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Plastic Garbage Can Compost ContainerFor a quick compost container, an old garbage can with the bottom cut out will do the trick. Just toss in fruit peels, vegetable scraps and the like, and pop on the lid.

 

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Labeling Small Appliance CordsIf you have several small appliances sharing an outlet in the kitchen like I do, just use a permanent marker to label which cord prong goes to what for example: can opener, blender, toaster etc. then no more guessing which one to plug in.

 

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Salt For Grass Growing in Pavement CracksGrass in sidewalk cracks? Plain old table salt will do it. Just pour a generous amount anywhere you don't want grass. Careful though it will kill most other plants too. By Tracey

 

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Vinegar For Odors After Cooking FishAfter frying fish or something that leaves a lingering odor in the house. Put out several bowls with about a 1/2 cup white vinegar, particularly in the kitchen, for several hours or overnight. The odor will disappear. By Pam Rose

 

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Uses for Coca ColaIt's almost scary how many things you can accomplish with Coca Cola. Post your ideas below!

 

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Looking for Doll FormI see from Joanne from San Diego that she is looking for Lee Wards company. I also have been looking for them as they really had the best crafts. I am looking for a doll form they had and cannot find elsewhere. If anyone knows about it, help... vegaspat

 

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Printable Mini BooksYou are all so helpful that I thought I would ask you all if you know of any sites with free downloads of miniature books to print out. I am making a library in my dolls house and want to fill it with "proper" books. I really look forward to receiving my emails everyday and always find a clever tip or idea to copy. - Ann from England (UK)

 

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Looking For Free Junk WebsiteSometime in the past few months I came in contact with a website with state and county breakdowns of 'free junk from my house to you'.

 

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Can you plant bulbs in the fall? (Tulips, Daffodils, Crocus)Good morning all! It's now early November. :o) Starting to cool off a lot here in New York as well. However is it still a good time for bulk planting? I've many flower bulbs I'd like to see bloom during around Easter.

 

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Recipes for Leftover SwordfishDoes anyone have any recipes for leftover swordfish? Thanks

 

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Ink, Sharpie and Dry Erase StainsI need some help with a ink/sharpie/dry-erase stain. My husband is in the Navy and I take care of his uniforms. He has managed to get an ink stain, a sharpie stain, and a dry erase stain on his uniforms. Does anyone know how I can remove them quickly? thanx, chompers_41

 

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