November 20, 2004

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Cornmeal Cloverleaf RollsDissolve yeast and sugar in warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in milk. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife...

 

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Thanksgiving Yeast RollsWonderful Recipe for Thanksgiving Yeast Rolls. Why not try making your own this year?

 

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Date PuddingStir well. Pour into greased 9x9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. When cool, cut or break into bite-size pieces. In a glass serving bowl, layer the pieces with whipped topping. Serves 10-12...

 

Articles

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Composting Fall LeavesInstead of putting your raked leaves out to the road for pick up, put them in large trash bags. In spring, you have ready made compost to use in your veggie or flower garden.

 

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Fluffier Mashed PotatoesAdd 1/2 teaspoon baking powder to potatoes and whip them with a hand blender! By ElectricChameleon

 

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Parking the Toy CarsMy daughter just loves little cars. So instead of stepping on them each and everyday. I saved a bunch of the apple juice containers. Cleaned them out, cut a hole in the front of them and made her some "garages" to park her cars in when she is done playing with them.

 

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Starting Trees (and other plants) From SlipsI have used several methods for starting plants for my own use. I once moved on to property that had no trees. Early the next spring, with the blessing of a neighbor, I clipped very thin branches that where long and straight and more then 3 ft long and had buds barely cracked.

 

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Ants in the House?I am allergic/chemically sensitive to a almost all bug sprays. I had a friend tell me this tip and have used it ever since. Fill a used squirt bottle (mustard or ketchup bottles, cleaned and washed work really good) with the hottest strongest ground cayenne you can find. Find every hole you see a ant come thru and fill with the cayenne. Seems to work for me. By Leila78238Enter teaser before activating

 

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Stuffing Muffins With SoupI saw this idea on tv the other day, I think it is such a cool timesaver. . .

 

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Invite Someone to Thanksgiving DinnerPLEASE invite someone to your feast that would have otherwise spent the Holiday alone! This can be a very depressing time of year for SO very many people.

 

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Presoaking Silverware and UtensilsWhen cleaning up the kitchen, I put all the silverware and cooking utensils in a jar or bowl with hot soapy water. By the time I'm ready to wash dishes, caked on gunk has softened and cleaning is easy. By Lynn

 

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Velcro Your Cellphone To The DashboardI've seen so many Velcro tips that I just had to submit mine. This is only for people who drive cars with a carpet-like dashboard cover. In Australia they are quite popular and keep the car's dash from cracking.

 

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Save Those Pumpkin SeedsWhen carving pumpkins for pie, don't throw out the seeds! Wash off the gooey stuff, spread on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with Lawry's (seasoning) salt and bake at 375 for about 10 minutes.

 

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An Onion and Celery In The TurkeyPlace a whole onion (skin and all) along with few large pieces of celery inside the cavity of your turkey before baking for a very moist and flavorful bird. I also baste the turkey with apple juice instead of butter or fat ...

 

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Important Event Next Day and You Have a Pimple?You don't need the expensive medicines from stores or drug stores. When it flares up, touch pimple with a tiny dab of toothpaste, at night. It will help dry up the pimple. By Gladys Hill

 

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Giving ThanksEvery year when we sit down at the Thanksgiving table, after we have said the prayer I have each member of the family share what they are thankful for.

 

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Get the Whole Family InvolvedThanksgiving is hard to enjoy when you are doing all of the work. Even the littlest members of the family can help so don't take all the work on yourself. Make sure you get the family involved in the preparations, table setting, chopping of vegetables, cleaning and all of the things that you need done for a great celebration. It will make it more enjoyable for everyone if you are not stressed out when it comes time to eat. Susan from ThriftyFun

 

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Sausage and Herb DressingPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat...

 

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Dehydrate Bargain Priced FruitWhen you find fresh fruits on sale, buy a big amount and dehydrate it. Your pantry can hold only so many jars. A dehydrated item can be stored in an air tight bag or in the freezer and uses a lot less space. By Gladys Hill

 

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Baste a Turkey With CheeseclothCover a turkey with cheesecloth soaked in melted butter or olive oil, and it will baste itself! Remove it during the last 30 minutes of baking to let the skin get brown. By Robin

 

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Keep Reflector Tape In Your CarLets hope this doesn't happen, but if you become stranded at night and need to make your car seen. Put a large X of reflector tape across the inside of the trunk lid and on the inside of your hood. Lift the trunk and hood, and your car can be seen from a distance. By Tracey

 

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Keeping Pan Lids OrganizedTo keep my lids to my pans organized, I purchased a wire dish drainer and placed it in the cupboard beside my pans. I slide the lids in the slots the same you would do for plates and I no longer waste time and cause a lot of racket looking for the right lid.

 

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Lip Gloss in Hair?My six year old daughter and her friend put lip gloss in their hair! I can't get the greasy look out of her hair. What can I use? Karen

 

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Can you rescue the ivy?A few weeks ago, I accidently applied the "Weed and Feed" fertilizer on the ground covering ivy. Now the ivy is dying. Is there any way to rescue the ivy? Please advise. Thank you, Gerard

 

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Whole Wheat Rolls?I saw a recipe in a food magazine just recently for whole wheat rolls. you could freeze them and I thought I was going to make them but I lost the recipe. As I recall, you made the mix and made 3 little balls per roll and baked them in muffin tins and they turned out really classy. You could serve them or freeze them and reheat them again. I was wondering if anyone had the recipe. Juniorbaker

 

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Uses for Ice Cream Buckets?Ideas for using the large plastic ice cream buckets. Post your ideas.

 

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Decorating Doors To Brighten Up a Hallway?I have a drab hallway with 4 bedroom doors. The kids have drawn on them with black marker. I'm looking for inexpensive ideas to decorate them that will cover up the marker and make the hallway look more interesting and a bit more bright. Tina

 

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Uses for Stale Bread?Hi, I am looking for uses for stale bread. I thought that would make a nice Brainstorm. Anne

 

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Recipe for Fish Cakes?Can any one help me with a recipe for fish cakes? I made it once before and lost the recipe. It calls for grated raw potatoes, chopped onion, chopped fish.

 

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Thanksgiving Turkey Craft With Gloves?At one time I had the directions to make a turkey centerpiece using two or three sets of knitted gloves. You use small gloves. I believe you stuffed the fingers to form the tails of this turkey centerpiece.

 

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