January 15, 2005

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Kosher Romanian Bean SoupSoak lima beans in cold water overnight. Drain the lima beans and rinse in several changes of water to float away as many loosened shells as possible.

 

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Tuna Noodle DelightCombine noodles with tuna, onion, celery, mayonnaise, pimiento, and salt. Mix soup and milk together in a 2-quart saucepan over medium low heat until heated through. Add cheese and stir until smooth and cheese is melted.

 

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Vegetable Pasta SaladCook pasta according to package directions, adding peas for the last few minutes; drain. Place in a large bowl and mix with remaining vegetables and spices. Pour dressing on top, starting with 1/2 cup and adding more if necessary

 

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Chocolate Coconut MacaroonsMelt the chocolate and add the sweetened condensed milk, coconut, salt, and the vanilla. Mix well and drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

 

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Sunday Morning Sticky BunsPreheat the oven to 425°F. Coat an 8" round baking pan with nonstick spray. In a small saucepan over low heat, stir 4 tablespoons of the brown sugar, the corn syrup and water until the brown sugar dissolves and the mixture is warm.

 

Articles

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Keeping Fingerprints off Mirrored CabinetsIf you have a mirrored cabinet (such as a medicine cabinet) that requires you to touch the mirror to open it, thus leaving fingerprints, I have found that placing small vinyl clings/decals at the spot you touch eliminates the fingerprints. I like to change the vinyl clings to correspond with the seasons or holidays. You can involve your children in this, too! By songbird100

 

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Defrosting Meat In The MicrowaveWhen defrosting beef, or chicken in the microwave, use one of those plates that are used to cook bacon on (for the microwave). As you defrost the beef or chicken the juices go into the little wells and make less of a mess than a plate would make.

 

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Keeping Gift Receipts With GiftsStores now give "gift receipts" to enclose with purchased gifts of clothing to facilitate returns. It is very easy to misplace these receipts, so take a minute and staple the gift receipt to the tag on the garment- this worked wonderfully well for our family this Christmas. By Susan

 

Our Babies - Wayas and BumpisThis is Wayas and Bumpis, our Golden Retriever and St. Hubert's Hound. They are tons of fun and very vocal. The house wouldn't be as fun with out them : ) By Tracey

 

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Uses For 4 Liter Milk ContainersTips for reusing 4 liter milk containers. Post your ideas.

 

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Rewiring a Fluorescent FixtureA 4 tube fluorescent fixture was previously wired for operation from two switches in different locations via 4 wire cable, blk , wht, red with bare ground wire. The fixture uses two ballasts with 8 wires each Two red, two blue, two yellow, one black and one white.

 

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No Time to Fry Bacon EverytimeWhen ever I have leftover bacon at breakfast, I put it in a zip lock baggie, date it and store it in the fridge. The next time you scramble eggs and don't have time to fry the bacon you just crumble it up while it's still in the baggie...

 

Elroy Rockdale DavisThis is a picture of Elroy in his pool. He is a Golden Retriever who is about two years old now. He came from Elroy, WI. . . .

 

Questions

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Washing Machine Help! Cold Water Overflows The Machine And It Won't Run The Rinse Cycle.I was hoping that someone will be able to help me with a problem that I'm experiencing with my washing machine.

 

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How to Make Alcohol Wipes?I would like to learn how to make my own alcohol wipes to wipe down surfaces like countertops and the telephone to prevent colds. Laww

 

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Badly Burnt Foreman Grill?What to do? I lent my daughter in law my Foreman Grill and I think she thought it was self cleaning, or was just too lazy. When she returned it, it looks worse then a outside grill. And she wonders why I don't go to her house for dinner. I have tried cleaning it with orange cleaner, vinegar and baking soda. I know I should not use chemicals on it. But, I don't want to buy a new one. Any suggestions. Rita

 

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Venison Recipes and Tips?I'd like to know how everyone prepares vension, tips, recipes or however you use it. My son shot got 3 deer this past season and it's been processed into cube steaks, hamburger and tenderloin. Thanks in advance for any help. - Rebecca

 

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Grease Stain On Cashmere?Does anyone know how to remove a greasy food stain from Cashmere? Samantha from Texas

 

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Removing Smell From Padded Bras?How can I get a smell out of my padded bras? I washed them and they smelled fine but when I took them out of the dryer the smell was back. I'm assuming it is persperation. Nicplus3

 

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Firetruck Quilt Pattern?I'm looking for a firetruck pattern for making a quilt. - Ruthie from SC

 

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Where Should I Sell My Jewelry?Hi, I am 12 and I recently started making my own jewelry. I was wondering if you think it would be better to sell my jewelry online on a site like at ebay, or craigslist, or is it better to sell outside? Thanks for your help! =) (Zeley) from NYC

 

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Buttery Popcorn Oil Stain?I was making popcorn with a theater type popcorn maker at my daughter's school and got the buttery popcorn oil on a navy blue sweatshirt I had borrowed from my daughter. I sprayed it with 409 and washed it.

 

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Cleaning Base Boards?Our baseboards are in dire need of a good cleaning and I just hate to do it. They are painted with white semi-gloss paint and they show everything. Having a Saint Bernard and 3 cats doesn't help either. Does anyone know an easier way to clean them than the "on my hands and knees" deal.

 

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A Use For Flat Coca Cola?I would like to know of a use for Coke that has gotten flat or too sweet. Carolyn

 

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