December 28, 2004

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Yum-Yum SaladHeat pineapple and sugar to a boil. Soften gelatin in cold water. Add to pineapple mixture. Cool until slightly thickened. Stir occasionally...

 

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Siesta SaladCombine macaroni, celery, onion, egg slices, cheese and salt; toss lightly...

 

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Fresh Broccoli & Chicken SaladCombine first 6 ingredients and chicken in a bowl. Blend mayonnaise with lemon juice, sugar and seasonings in a small bowl. Add to chicken mixture...

 

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Frozen Cherry & Pecan SaladSalad made with maraschino cherries, pecans, pineapple and a banana.

 

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Remembering Something Before You LeaveMy sister taught me this trick to help you remember something you have to do before you leave the house. Just put a post it note or magnet on the door you use to leave and it will remind you that you have to do something.

 

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Grilling Bacon in a George Foreman GrillWhen grilling bacon, use a square metal cake pan under the lip of the grill, instead of the small drip pans that come with the grill. Bacon is very greasy.

 

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Freshening ClothesHere is a great tip to freshen your laundry. When the rinse cycle start add one cup of white distilled vinegar to the rinse water and when your laundry is finished, your clothes will be springtime fresh. This is a good way to freshen clothes that have been packed away all winter long. By Venise

 

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Make a Quick to Fix Recipes ListA recipe list of quick to fix meals with the ingredients stocked in the cupboard make it easier to avoid buying mixes and visiting fast food drive-thrus.

 

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Drying Rack For SweatersSome sweater directions say "gentle cycle but dry sweaters on flat surface". Create your own flat sweater drying rack with an adjustable (old fashioned) window screen and open it to extend.

 

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Keep A Laundry Stain Stick Near Where You EatKeep a stain stick in the kitchen or near your eating area, so when someone spills food on their clothes, they can immediately rub stain stick on the spots.

 

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Faux Fingernail Quick FixWant to be fancy and use artificial nails for a special occasion? Carry a bottle of nail polish and an emory cloth with you. If you lose a nail, you can use the emory cloth on the glue on the nail, then polish. At least it won't stand out like a "sore thumb!"

 

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Copper Pipe Curtain RodsWe could not afford a curtain rod or curtains, so I chose a copper pipe cut to length with gold brackets, two nicely finished table cloths as curtains hung by metal circles with clips and small floral arrangements taped into the pipe's ends as the finials.

 

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Used Dryer Sheet Anti-Static Spray and Ironing AidI save my used dryer sheets and use them for various things. The other day I came up with a new idea - I placed about 3 of them in an empty 'Febreeze' spray bottle and filled it up with fresh water.

 

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Laundry Tip - Check All The PocketsMake it a habit to check all pockets before putting clothes in the washer, one tissue can make a mess of the laundry with all that lint! By Syd

 

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Yahoogroup Lists For Buying and SellingUnlike ebay there is no charge to list items for sale daily if you are a member of a Yahoo group thats sells/buys/ or trades items. Join yahoo groups today! List freely!

 

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Hankies As a GiftA few years ago a close relative of mine passed away and I inherited her lovely collection of hankies (all brand new). Many are crocheted or have lace on them as well as embroidery.

 

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The Benefits of Olive OilHere is a great way to have your fried foods and eat them too, instead of using vegetable or some other kind of oil use olive oil. It's all natural and you can season the meat the same way in which you normally would when using vegetable oil, it won't be greasy and it tastes delightful.

 

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Label Laundry: Hot, Warm or Cold?Take a permanent ink Sharpie and write the temperature in bold letters on the tags.

 

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Fun Times Together Photo CollagesWhen finances were low, I would make collages of photos by plastering photos of my loved ones on a sheet of cardboard in a pretty array, making sure there were no open spaces.

 

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Use Caution With Online Marketing Research GroupsIf you belong to online Marketing Research groups and fill out the forms, be careful! The two I belong to are legitimate Online Research companies. They will ask for buying habits and sometimes ask for opinions ...

 

Questions

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Taking Apart Glued Furniture Joins?What can I use to de-glue (remove glue) from furniture joints? I would like to restore some dining room cloth fabric covered chairs, including the wood and recovering them. poppop1968

 

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Making Flavored Oils?I need help in making flavored oils. - Lu

 

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White Skirt Bleached And Now Has Yellow Spots?I have a skirt that is 100% cotton and I got mud on it, so I bleached it and now the bleached spots turned yellow. Is there anything I can do to fix these spots? Ashlee

 

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Removing Mold Smell From Mobile Home and Clothing?I have purchased an old mobile home for a summer vacation home. It has a moldy odor to it. Also, when I closed it up for the winter, I noticed that the clothes I took home from the closet and drawers have a moldy smell.

 

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Keeping Snaps on Pajamas Fastened?How can you make snaps on a baby's one-piece pajamas stay snapped? Some of the snaps on new pajamas just won't stay fastened, others on the same pair work fine. Is there a simple remedy for the non-wroking ones? Jeanie from MO.

 

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