November 12, 2004

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Halloween Makeup TipA quick Halloween tip for the little ones. Through trial and error over the years I've found this great tip. Before applying color makeup to the face of your little trick or treaters, or to yourself, first apply moisturizer. It sure comes off a lot easier when you are done ! By Susan

 

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Caring For Wooden Salad BowlsBecause metal sometimes imparts a slightly unpleasant flavor to fruits and vegetables, avoid metal bowls when mixing or serving salads. China, glass or prepared wooden bowls are best.

 

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When Taking AntibioticsWhen taking antibiotics for a few days or more, you should also take Lactobacillus acidophilus, or a yogurt that contains these "friendly germs."

 

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New Life For An Old LampDid you know that old lamps can be painted? Start by cleaning the lamp of dust and dirt. Then apply Rustoleum type paint with a sponge or sponge brush.

 

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Make a Treat Out of Leftover CerealI am a child caregiver. I end up with lots of small amounts of dry cereal every week. I take the extra cereal and crush them.

 

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Hand Raising KittensSome kitten formula recipes and advice on hand feeding kittens by Robyn.

 

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Caring For A Marble SlabIf you use a marble slab for rolling pastry (which is recommended because the surface is always cool) never allow acidic foods like vinegar, lemons or tomatoes to come in contact with the surface. Acid corrodes marble. By joesgirl

 

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Where to Find Kenny Chesney Merchandise?Hello, My g'daughter simply loves the country singer, Kenny Chesney. Does anyone know where or how I may obtain items that pertain to him. Like posters, key chains, etc etc. In other words anything! She is so hard to buy for and with Christmas coming up, this would be an ideal gift. Thanks, Carol

 

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Wash Away The SaltYou can reduce the amount of salt in some prepared foods merely by washing them. A team of researchers from Durham University found that rinsing food under tap water for 1 minute can cut its salt level by as much as 80%. T

 

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Ski Mask For Winter CyclingCold weather cycling can be made much more comfortable by a trip to your local ski shop. Ski gear is designed for breaking the cold wind you're likely to face when winter cycling. A knit ski mask with a vapor-permeable membrane will protect your face from icy winds.

 

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Credit Card TipWhen you have a new credit card, don't sign your name on the back, instead write your driver's license number. The clerk will have to ask you to see your driver's license but that only takes a minute to check.

 

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PB&J TipTo keep the jelly in a peanut butter sandwich from soaking into the bread or oozing out, put peanut butter, thinly spread, on both sides of the bread instead of one. Then put the jelly in the middle. By Lynn

 

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Bed WarmersThey are telling us we are going to get our first snow tonight here in Colorado and I was thinking that I needed to do something to warm up our bed to keep us warm at night when we turn down the furnace. So here is what I am going to do.

 

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Why buy frozen biscuits when you can do it yourself?When I make biscuits I usually make about 20 to 30. I bake what I need at the time and then I put the others on a baking sheet covered with wax paper and place them in the freezer for a few hours. When they are frozen I just put them in a freezer bag. Then we have homemade biscuits in about 20 min.

 

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Potato Mushroom SoupHearty soups are great fall fare for lunch or a light supper. They improve when held a day or two and make a quick meal with a salad and bread.. My wife, Joanne, came up with this long ago and it always seems to show up on a cold fall day. Caraway seeds add an unusual touch.

 

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