January 20, 2005

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Triple Chocolate ClustersWe can't keep these in our house. They are sooo good.

 

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Fudgemellow CandyMake two dozen Fudgemellow Candy squares.

 

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No-Mush MeatloafBy using the broiler pan, You eliminate alot of the fat and moisture that you get in most meat loafs. This recipe will never come out mushy. My husband hated meatloaf until he tried it this way, now it is one of his favorite dishes.

 

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Easy Breakfast LoafDo this once a week before your week starts. Adjust volume accordingly depending on the number of people in your household.

 

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Household Printables - Abbys Good StuffThis is a great site for a lot of free household printables that I thought everyone would like. Thanks :) melody_yesterday

 

Himalayan Cat with bow

Squishy The HimalayanThis is Squishy. He is a Himalayan that just got back from the groomer, who thought he was a girl! Squishy was brought to my Grandmother's (the local "cat lady") four years ago this month. He was very tiny and very sick.

 

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Using Bill Pay FeaturesMost checking accounts now include a Billpay feature. My account has Pay My Bills and it is free. It works better for me than Automatic Pay. We have a tight budget, and with automatic payments on my bills, I would have to worry about having enough money in the account when the creditor decided to withdraw his payment. With Pay My Bills, I choose the date the payment is made.

 

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Trying to remember a recipe...I am looking for a recipe I made years ago with hotdogs, sourkraut, onions and I think some chopped tomatoes also. I recall baking it. I don't remember what else might have been in the recipe. Diana

 

sandy friends collie

Sandy (Collie) and His FriendsThis is our rescued dog Sandy with his new friends. Sandy is about 4 years old, a collie, and we have had him about a year and a half. We got him in Montana. He was part of a big collie rescue that was stopped on the way from Alaska to Arizona.

 

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Bring Your Drinks HomeAfter eating at a restaurant, ask for a child's cup to take the rest of your drink home. Not only does this save on your drink so that it doesn't get dumped out (refill before you leave and take it with you), you also get a free drink container.

 

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Make Your Own Dried Orange Rind (Zest)Dried orange rind perks up a lot of recipes, but it's very expensive to buy in a jar. Make your own by grating the rind (not the white part), spreading it out on a dish and placing it the freezer for 2 or 3 weeks.

 

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Wait a Week Before Making a PurchaseIf you see an advertisement for something you want to purchase, cut it out and save it in a separate folder. One week later look at your folder and see if that must have item is really a "must have". Often times it was not.

 

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Cleaning Pinto BeansMy mom used to clean the debris from pinto beans by picking through them one handful at a time. Here is what I do, pour a layer of beans onto a plate, pick out debris, then pour into the pot. Much quicker.

 

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Saving Money on Flavored CreamersIf you like the flavored coffee creamers, you can get twice as many cups from a jar of powdered creamer by mixing the jar with an equal amount of fat free plain creamer. Cuts calories and cuts the price in half. Harlean from Arkansas

 

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Cleaning Lawn Chairs and Window ScreensTake your cloth lawn chairs and your window screens to the car wash with you, and do them after you wash the car By Shirley Rosser

 

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Preventing Birds From Hitting Your WindowsI use those little glow in the dark star stickers, I put them on the outside of my windows. You can place as many as you like. It doesn't obscure our view and the birds can see them. Since I have done that, just the odd bird hits the window compared to the many that did before. It really is a life saver. By Sue Anson

 

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Uses for Bread Bags?Ideas for reusing bread bags. Post your ideas...

 

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Cleaning Diesel on Concrete?I clean gas station islands that have diesel fuel that spills on the concrete. The concrete cleaners from your local hardware stores do not work. Is there anything that will take diesel fuel off easily? John of Seattle

 

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Spaghetti Sauce Stain In Dishwasher?My husband put a pan in the dishwasher that still had spaghetti sauce in it now my dishwasher is stained inside. can anyone recommend how to make it white again?? imaqt1962

 

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Dieting Tips and Recipes?Ok guys, I'm really serious about losing some weight but need some advice from ya'all. I need to know what are some good snack foods to munch on that don't have a lot of calories but will fill me up.

 

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Looking for Healthy Oatmeal Recipes?Does anybody have any creative oatmeal recipe ideas that does not involve sugar or flour? Meaning no oatmeal cookies, bars or bread. I want to start incorporating oatmeal in our daily diet but plain oatmeal for breakfast gets kind of boring.

 

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Information On Foot Pressure Points?I am looking for a chart that shows the pressure points on the feet. I have been told that different places on our feet affect different places in our bodies. If anyone knows where I can access one it would be greatly appreciated. Tuey

 

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Caring For Poinsettia Plant Year Round?Does anyone know how to keep a pointsettia plant from one year to the next. My cousin gave me a beautiful plant at the beginning of December and it is still going strong. I have heard that if you keep them in a cool dark place, they will "reflower" the following year. Is this true? Do I need to water it on a regular basis if I do keep it in a cool dark place? Any help would be appreciated. Darlene in Mississauga

 

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Do I Cut Celery To Keep It Fresh?I read in your newsletter about wrapping celery in foil to keep it crisp. Thanks for the tip. I have a question though, I have read elsewhere about cutting the celery. Do I need to cut the bottom off the bunch of celery before I wrap it? Thanks. Darlene in Mississauga

 

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Really Good Carrot Cake Recipe?Help! Does anyone out there have a really great recipe for Carrot Cake? I would love to have it, if you'd be willing to share it. Bert from Oregon

 

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