February 14, 2005

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Angel Food DelightIn double boiler melt chips, sugar, salt, water. Heat to boiling (stir). Add egg yolks. Cook. Cool. Add whites and cream, vanilla. Layer in 9x13 inch pan; cake, then mix, cake, mix.

 

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Caramel MixCombine in large bowl: margarine, brown sugar, and syrup. Microwave for 6 minutes on high. Stir. Microwave 2 minutes more. Remove and add soda and vanilla. Mix well. In large paper sack pour in Crispix mix and dry roasted peanuts.

 

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Blueberry PieWhip softened cream cheese. Mix in lemonade and condensed milk. Add 3/4 whipped topping. Fold in 3/4 of the blueberries. Pour into two graham cracker crusts. Garnish with remaining ingredients.

 

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Preparing for Valentine's DayStart the day with something different. Wish Happy Valentines with a sweet message at 12 midnight.

 

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Heart and Tear Shaped Memorial Flower BedsIf you have a special person or pet you want to honor or remember, here is a design that I did in my garden. I made a heart design and a tear design by digging up the grass and making a flower garden and a shrub garden to honor someone special.

 

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Donner (American White Shepherd)This is a picture of me and our newest "furbaby" Donner. We are standing in the campground in Copper Harbor Mi on a cold but very beautiful day. Donner is a five year old American white shepard who was an orphan at the humane society.

 

Muppet (Heinz 57) Eats OutThis is my dog Muppet, shes's a Heinz 57 and loves Yorkshire Puddings! She loves them for Sunday dinner just like everyone else in the family does! She like to eat them outside and the birds like to pinch them so she has to watch over them like a hawk! By Cath

 

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An Alternate to Shoveling SnowIf you get just a light, fluffy snow, before you bring, out the shovel, try using a leaf blower. It works really well and you may save yourself some work!

 

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Reusing Laundry ContainersI always hated to toss the empty plastic containers for softeners, laundry soap and other similar products. I decided that the lid could be used for different craft projects.

 

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Refreshing Used Swiffer ClothsRefresh your used Swiffer cloths by first hand washing to remove the inside dirt. To remove the particles stuck to the outside, it needs to be in a container to allow it to float. I do this in the bath tub.

 

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Flat Rate Boxes For Shipping To Troops OverseasFor those that are sending priority mailed items, the post office now offers a flat rate box up to 70 pounds to anywhere in the United States for $7.70 this also includes packages being mailed to service people overseas.

 

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Keeping Hair Dye Off SkinTo prevent my ears/neck/hairline from getting covered in tell-tale dye spots when I dye my hair, I smear vaseline on them.

 

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Frugal Mouth Guard for Teeth GrindingBecause of nightly teeth grinding I was told by my dentist that I needed to wear a plastic mouth guard to save my teeth. He would fit it. The cost, $500, I'm not kidding. That was way out of my price range. Wal-Mart carries the Doctors Mouth Guard for only $20. I fit it myself, and it worked great.

 

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Low Calorie Treats for Valentine's DayHaving trouble finding a low calorie treat for your slightly overweight significant other? Make a cake out of no-fat chocolate whipped cream topped with a heart of luscious red strawberries!

 

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High Temperature SpatulasIf you haven't bought a new spatula in awhile, go get yourself a new one. They make them now out of a high temperature material - you can now use them while cooking, where previously they were batter-only. By Brenda Cole

 

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Making a Durable StencilTo make a permanent, strong stencil, save the hard clear plastic that comes out of bacon. Wash it, and draw your design on it and use an exact-o knife to cut it out. It is very durable and holds up well.

 

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Pockets On Kool-Aid PursesSew an extra pouch on the inside or outside of Kool-Aid bags to make a pocket.

 

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Removing Blood Stains From Fake Fur?Does anyone know a way to get blood out of fake fur? It's 75% acryilic, 25% wool with a cotton back and is machine washable. It's not a big stain and not too deep either-my nose just suddenly started gushing with blood and I couldn't move it out of the way quick enough! Any help is appreciated greatly, Catherine from England

 

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Recycled Plastic, Twist Ties and Glue School Project?I'm looking for some suggestions for a school project. The item can only be made from recycled plastic, twist ties and glue. The end result must look like something useful, although I believe it is not actually going to be tested. Any ideas? Mom in Need

 

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Smoke Smell In Food Container?Does anyone know how to get the smell of cigarette smoke out of rubbermaid food containers? They were given to me, and other than the smell they are in great shape, so I would like to keep and use them if I can get that smell out. Thanks a lot! Sheila

 

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Chocolate Milk Using Hershey's Cocoa Powder?Does anyone have a recipe to make chocolate milk using Hershey's cocoa powder. I have two children who love chocolate milk and I was thinking maybe making milk this way would be less expensive. Any ideas? Melissa

 

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Need Cinnamon Roll Type Recipe?I'm asking for your help on helping a friend find a recipe that her Mom used to make. (Her Mom is in a nursing home and doesn't know or remember much any longer, sorry to say.) My friend says it's along the way you make cinnamon rolls, but you use cottage cheese as a filling, along with cinnamon and chopped nuts. Thanks for any help! Terri H.

 

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