January 24, 2005

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Rosemary WalnutsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place walnuts in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Mix together remaining ingredients and pour over walnuts. Roast in oven about 10 minutes, until browned, shaking occasionally. 6 servings.

 

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Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Squareslice 1 pkg. of choc. chips cookies and place on the bottom of a cookie sheet. (Just fill the whole bottom of it, if they touch it does not matter) Mix together the cream cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla pour over.

 

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Chocolate Chip Granola BarsLine 8-inch (2 L) square glass baking dish with foil. In large bowl, stir together granola and coconut. Set aside. In saucepan, melt butter over low heat; stir in marshmallows until melted. Remove from heat.

 

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Candied PecansCombine sugar and orange juice in a medium bowl; stir well. Add pecans; toss gently to coat. Spread in a buttered 15 x 10 x 1" pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

 

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Cleaning Sand off Wet SkinClean sand off wet skin. Sprinkle Baby Magic Baby Powder on skin to remove moisture, and the sand virtually falls off by itself.

 

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Keeping Saltines FreshStore saltine or any kind of cracker in freezer to keep them nice, fresh, and crisp until used.

 

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Free Tetris Game at 007ArcadeGames.comThis is a really relaxing game. They have pac man and space arcades with really nice sounds and video. Some cool games. I like to do them to de-stress from housework. By Racer

 

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Book CrossingGive your books a good home instead of having them kick around and collect dust. By Gail

 

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Make Favorite Books Tapes For KidsMake cassette tapes of yourself reading favorite books to your kids or grandkids. These can be used by the babysitter when you are out, or you can even mail the tape to faraway grandkids to listen to as they flip through the book. By Becki in Indiana

 

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Coke for RustPour coca-cola on rusty bolts and screws let sit for a few minutes and will be easier to remove!

 

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Tip For Rethreading DrawstringsI sew a lot and often make things that need to have drawstrings threaded through. I used to clip large safety pins to the string and thread it through that way, but my hands would get tight and hurt.

 

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Evaluating Monthly ExpensesThe BEST way for me to evaluate my monthly expenses is to track every expense, no matter how small on an MS Excel spreadsheet. I compare those numbers to my budget and re-evaluate for the next month's budget. If I am over, I look to cut back and if I am under, I put the excess into savings. By Cindy Graham

 

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Using Bungee Cords To Help Fill The FreezerI can fully stuff my freezer shelves AND avoid things falling out when I open the door by crisscrossing bungee cord straps between the shelves.

 

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Help With Children That Act OutThese are troubling times. I was surprised at the number of people I talked to who did not know that when your child is having a really stressful or emotionally trying time, or acting out for some reason or another, that there are programs for them to go to. The steps to get the child some help are as follows:

 

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Splitting a Peace LilyI have a very large Peace Lily. I would like to split it into 2 different pots. Is there an easy way to do this without killing my plant? ljgravert

 

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International Food Festival Decoration IdeasWe are having a very large International Food Festival at school and I need some table decorating ideas - any help? Kimmers in Wien

 

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Recipe on Brown Sugar BoxI am look for a recipe that I had years ago and foolishly loaned out and it never came home. The recipe was off the back of a box of brown sugar, either Imperial or Domino, but I'm leaning toward Imperial. The recipe was for a cake and it contained brownsugar, nuts and the secret ingredient was instant coffee crystals. It was a delicious cake, not too sweet, not too bready. I've already checked the websites for Imperial and Domino sugars and had no luck. I've almost given up, but maybe someone can help. Moral of this story... never loan the original of a favorite recipe. CJ From Dallas

 

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Sleepover Themes and CraftsMy birthday is coming up and I am going to have a sleepover. Last year I did a Harry Potter/girly theme. We made green goop and autographed t-shirts. This year I'm not sure which theme or craft to do.

 

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Cleaning Old Bathroom TilesHi there. I live in an old brownstone and have those small white hexagonal tiles in my bathroom (like most other old brownstones in Boston). They are quite old and are now pretty dingy. I have tried cleaning them with bleach, to no avail. Does anyone have any ideas for getting the tiles white again? Melane from Boston

 

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Laundry Disaster!I accidentally washed and DRIED my laundry with a tube of carmex inside. Now there are spots all over everything.

 

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Wax Craft IdeasI am looking for new wax crafts ideas. I like making a glass full of a beverage, something that looks real. Brenda

 

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Light Force TherapyI am looking for anyone that may know anything about, or has used, light force therapy for relief of muscle and joint pain. Tuey

 

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Frozen Pipes Keep BurstingWe live in a very old house in Maine. The subzero weather we have been having lately has our pipes bursting constantly. (We use mostly a woodstove to save on money, so our cellar is cold). Is there anything we can do to stop the pipes from bursting?

 

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Polishing ShoesTips and ideas about polishing shoes. Post your ideas.

 

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