January 23, 2005

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Quick Microwave Moist PotatoesPrick the potatoes with a fork twice (or the potatoes may burst).

 

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Add Dehydrated Vegetables to RiceWhen cooking rice either brown or white; I add a few tablespoons of the dehydrated vegetables (the kind used in soups ) to the dry rice. It cooks along with the rice and adds vitamins, as well as colour. By Marian

 

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Chell's JokesWhy can't you tell a joke to the ice? It will crack up.

 

A gift basket with a theme of "Dinner and a Movie".

Dinner and a Movie Gift BasketI would like to suggest a theme basket that I did for Christmas this year that earned me many compliments. My theme was dinner and a movie.

 

Zephie, A Calico CatThis is my cat Zephie. She is usually very serious, kinda Garfieldish, but I happened to catch her at a very happy moment! Fortunately Jim had found her when she was a small kitten, she had been abandoned and she was very hungry and sick. That was 10 years ago, and shes a very happy cat now! - Kate

 

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Looking For Special and Thrifty Recipes That Are Suitable For Diabetic DietsOnce a month my craft group of about 20 senior citizens ladies has a buffet birthday lunch. I need some recipes that are a little special, thrifty, use common ingredients, and suitable for diabetic diets. Because we have a 2 hour class before the luncheon, the food must be prepared early in the morning or the night before. A refrigerator and microwave is available. If the recipe serves 6 to 8 it would be enough, as one spoonful from each dish soon fills a plate. I prefer veggie or salad recipes, but one using some meat would work for me also. Bettie from Texas

 

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Using Styrofoam For Doll House FurnitureWe have all these great Styrofoam pieces left over from Christmas packages. We made some "blocky" doll house furniture from them. We carved out a couch and two "stuffed" chairs. covered them with some old quilts by cutting the pieces to size and gluing them into place.

 

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Great Potato WedgesSeasoned potato wedges are always a hit. Scrub your favourite kind of potatoes and slice them into wedges. Roll them in 2 tsp of Olive Oil and your favourite seasoning.

 

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Canadian Scanner CodeHere in the Great White North life is not always easier. But one area that helps out is the scanner "code". When I go grocery shopping - I check every receipt - every time.

 

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Sell Refreshments At Your Garage SaleTo make more money at your next yard sale, sell refreshments, too! Watch the sales for a few weeks before your event, and stock up on canned sodas at bargain prices. The day of the sale, put them in a cooler with ice and put up a big sign "cold drinks, .50" or whatever ...

 

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Fastweb.com - College Scholarship OpportunitiesIf you have a high school senior in your household, check out http://www.fastweb.com for lots and lots of scholarship opportunities. Many require writing an essay -- if your son or daughter is good at creative writing, they will have an edge!

 

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Remembering the Oven is PreheatingWhenever I preheat the oven, I also turn on the light over the range. It serves as a safety reminder. If I get busy and lose track of time while waiting for it to reach the correct temperature, when I see the light on I'll remember the oven is also on. By Cheryl from Missouri

 

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GTXpress101 Recipes?I need recipes using the gtxpress101. Thanks so much, Brigid

 

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Homemade Moisturizers?I would like a recipe for homemade moisturizers. Thank you.

 

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Ice Fishing Care Package?Does anyone have any good food ideas to send with my ice fishing man out with his buddies for the weekend? They will have a stove when they get there.:) Thanks, Betsyb

 

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Diesel Fuel Stain and Odor?My husband brought diesel home from the garage in a can and it spilt in the car. The result is the back seat is saturated and the car is absolutely stinking. Does anyone have any advice on how to get rid of odour and stain? McConville

 

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Solanum Melanocerasum - Garden Huckleberry?I got a free packet of huckelberry seeds and neither I or my mom know what they are. The packet says solanum melanocerasum- garden huckelberry. Can someone tell me what they are and what it is good for? pakjc

 

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Should I Paint My Walls Red and/or Black?Hi everyone, I'm new and not sure if this is the right place to post this. But I want to change my room. Right now my furniture is mostly wood. My favorite colors are red and black and I was wondering about painting my walls those colors, but I'm not sure which walls to paint with what colors. Any tips? Petra

 

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Finding The Right Coffee Measurements?I want to make a good pot of Coffee and I can't ever measure the amount of coffee to the amount of water. What does everyone else find works for them? I made the strongest "put the hair on your chest" coffee this morning and DH won't drink it. :-( Casey

 

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Glass Mirror Stain With Cat Pee?I have a mirrored wall in my house and my pet (male) has urinated on my mirrored wall on one side of it and therefore it has turned grayish-black. Does anyone have any solutions or a tip on how to make it a mirror again on the side he urinated on? Thanks in advance, Ladyrider from Houston

 

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Gymnastic Themed Party Favors?Does anyone have any ideas for party favors for a 5 year-old boy's party being held at a gymnast center? He doesn't take gymnastic classes, but we're having the party there because the children LOVE playing on the training equipment - foam pits, varying heights of balance beams, trampoline floor, etc.

 

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Creative Way To Ask Boyfriend To a Dance?Please give me some cute original ideas on how to ask my boyfriend to my girls choice dance! I want to do something that hasn't really been done and I'd like to be creative. I'm usually a really creative girl and I think my guy expects something cute!

 

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