February 21, 2005

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Zucchini DressingMix carrots, zucchini and onions together. Cook for 6 minutes. Drain. Melt butter, adding stuffing mix and mixing well. Add this to zucchini mixture. Mix soup and sour cream. Layer, starting with zucchini mixture and ending with chicken mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 45 minutes.

 

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Caramel SuckersMix ingredients together, stirring constantly. Boil until temperature is 265 degrees. Put on skewers on aluminum foil.

 

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Chocolate Mayonnaise CakeCombine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with a mixer for approximately 2 minutes. Pour into a 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Stays moist. Can frost if desired.

 

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Drying CurtainsI never dry my curtains. I wash them in my washing machine on gentle cycle and then rehang them wet. They dry there well and they don't have to be ironed. By Robin

 

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Family Picture CalendarsFor Christmas gifts for grandparents and aunts and other family I take pictures with my digital camera. I then upload onto my computer and put them on a calendar for the following year.

 

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Pet Peeve: Dogs Doing Business Where Not WantedWe've recently moved into a new apartment complex that really is much like a resort. We don't have to maintain the lawn, handle any maintenance problems, or deal with unruly neighbors. We can use the pool without having to clean and maintain it, we can work out in a gym without the added monthly expense, we can play pool without going to a bar, and we can enjoy many sports such as racquetball, tennis, volleyball, and basketball.

 

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Thrifty Curtain Rods - Electrical ConduitUsing electrical conduit to hang your curtains is super inexpensive and it has that industrial look. It can be purchased at your home improvement store in 10 foot lengths for a little more than a dollar for the entire piece.

 

Three Yorkshire Terriers facing away from the camera.

Princess, Romeo and Juliet (Yorkshire Terriers)There are my 3 Yorkies, from right to left, Princess 13 yrs old, Romeo 5 yrs old and Juliet also 5 yrs old. Every evening they wait patiently at the door in that order for my husband to come home from work. I had Princess first then bought Romeo and Juliet later they are cousins. They are like our children to both my husband and I and we love them dearly. They make us smile even on the worst day. By MrsA1126

 

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Drying Slip CoversIf you have slipcovers that are washable don't dry them completely. Put them back on your furniture slightly damp. It will save you having to iron them and they will conform to the shape of the furniture or pillow as they dry. By Robin

 

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Hairdressing for BridesmaidsInstead of taking your bridesmaids to a pricey salon, find a hairstyling school in your area. They usually charge 1/3 (or less!) the price then a regular salon.

 

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Check Twist Ties For FreshnessWhen buying bread, look at the twist tie and it will tell you how old it is ... Each day has a different color, as follows: Monday = Blue, Tuesday = Green, Thursday = Red, Friday = White, Saturday = Yellow By Brenda Cole

 

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Prevent Scratching of Hardwood FloorsIn order to prevent scratching your hardwood floors, just glue some soft felt to the bottom of your furniture legs.

 

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Give Flowering Shrubs Instead of FlowersI would prefer to get a nice flowering shrub or bush to cut flowers any day. I put them in my little greenhouse until the proper planting time. Then I have beautiful flowers that last for more than a couple days and get thrown away.

 

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Yummy Garlic Biscuit PoppersIn an oven-proof small saute-pan (I use my Pampered Chef one), take 1-2 Tbsp. margarine/butter, and saute 2-3 cloves finely diced garlic.

 

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Prom Theme For School That Is Closing?Our high school is deactivating and we want to decorate our post prom with a nostalgic theme. Do you have any suggestions? Siisy

 

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Recipe For Peach Dumplings?Does anyone have a recipe for peach dumplings that you make on the stove? Growing up in the deep south, we had a neighbor who made the most awesome peach dumplings on her stove. I don't remember much except that I think she used canned peaches and dropped canned biscuits into the boiling peaches on the stove. I remember her sharing this with us when we were kids and would love to make it for my kids! Thanks! Maureen

 

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Repairing An Old Leather Couch?What do you do with a 10 year old, leather couch that is starting to look wrinkly and cracking? Is there any product we should be using on our couch? Leather conditioner? Thanks, dudedwards

 

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Homemade Leather Cleaners?Recipes for leather cleaners. Post your ideas.

 

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