February 28, 2005

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Oreo and Ice Cream DessertMix the crushed Oreos and Butterfinger bars and the melted butter. Press 1/2 of the mixture into a 9x13 pan. Spread the ice cream on and top with the other half of the crumbs. Place in the freezer.

 

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Mom's Oatmeal CookiesNOTE: This recipe does not use eggs. Add raisins to boiling water. When water and raisins have cooled down, add 1 tsp. soda to the water and raisins. Mix together shortening and sugar, add raisins and water.

 

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Chocolate Sauce For Ice CreamMix until smooth chocolate pudding and karo syrup. Add peanut butter. Stir in half and half and vanilla until smooth. May need to thin with a little more half and half after it sits a while.

 

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Large Roasting Chicken - Chicken SpaghettiI buy one large roasting chicken and can make 5 meals out of it. Here is one of my favorite recipes.

 

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Country Vanilla Ice CreamAdd sugar gradually to beaten eggs. Continue to beat until mixture is very stiff. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. POur into gallon freezer. Freeze as directed.

 

Articles

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Thinking About Large PurchasesWait a day before making a large purchase. By Denise

 

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7 Reasons to Switch to FireFoxThe Firefox browser has exploded on the scene. At the time of this writing there have been 23 million downloads of this innovative competitor to Internet Explorer. Minor drawbacks aside, most who use it love it - myself included.

 

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Keep Carpets Looking NewTo keep your carpet looking new for years with out making every one take off their shoes (I live with 3 males that are always into something, and the house is just a pit stop) get some plastic shower caps and have people slip them over their shoes By Billie

 

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Creating Your Own Index In CookbooksI have a series of annually produced hardcover cookbooks (based upon a published periodical) but I was having difficulty in finding the recipes I wanted once I had more than 3 of the books.

 

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Saving Money on Baking Parchment PaperBaking parchment paper can be used more than once! I have found I can get two bakings from one sheet of parchment, even though those baking sessions may be more than a week apart.

 

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Homemade Hair RinseThis recipe for hair rinse will make your hair shine.

 

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Pre-Address Thank You NotesTo help encourage timely Thank-you cards after a party, Baptism, etc., I began addressing the thank you envelopes while I was addressing the invitations, when the energy level was still high.

 

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Accidently Frozen ApplesDon't throw away apples accidentally frozen with their skins on. I just recently had a bag of apples freeze when the fridge decided it needed a change. lol. I was determined not to waste them. I let them warm up just a little.

 

Recipe OrganizationI used to be an avid collector of recipes and was introduced to the neatest little program called Treepad a long time ago. It's like a flowchart program but it's super user friendly.

 

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Helping Stop Popsicle MessMy boys, ages 2 and 4, love Popsicles year round. They also have to rush to potty or to catch a good tune they hear on the TV and put the Popsicle down. A paper towel does not cut it, so I give them cups to hold the Popsicle until they get back.

 

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Consolidating Recipes from BooksIn an effort to cut down the incredible number of cookbooks I had amassed, I purposely went through each cookbook and typed out the few recipes from each that we really used and liked. I then compiled them in a 3-ring notebook with dividers (soups, entrees, desserts, etc.) and sold off at garage sales the cookbooks.

 

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Office Store Store Sidewalk SalesAlways make time to peruse a sidewalk sale at an office supply business. You can pick up some terrific sale items at rock bottom prices. Example: an entire ledger sheet notebook, 3-hole punched, for $.50; a large bag of large rubberbands for $.25; and so on. Most people won't stop at an office supply sidewalk sale but there are real bargains to be had. By Ronsan

 

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Making a Bed For Night Time AccidentsDuring night time potty training, I came up with an idea to avoid middle of the night sheet changing by "doubling up". I made up the mattress like this: plastic fitted sheet, regular cotton sheet, plastic fitted sheet, cotton sheet.

 

Woodpecker at feeder.

Pileated Woodpecker and Bird Feeder PoleWe built our own bird feeder pole from a piece of treated wood and iron planter hangers. As you can see from the picture, our feeders attract interesting birds. This Pileated Woodpecker has visited us twice. By dkhorse

 

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Killing Weeds on Driveways or WalkwaysVinegar can kill weeds and grass when poured full strength in cement driveways or brick walkways. By imaqt1962

 

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Old Dresser Drawers For Under Bed StorageOld dresser drawers under the bed make great storage, you can even put casters on the bottom if you like.

 

Questions

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Black Ice Tea For IBS?About a month ago I started to drink medium strong black (traditional) ice tea. With in a few days of drinking about 3 quarts of ice tea per day, my IBS symptoms stopped. (Sweetened with Blue and Pink packets.)

 

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How to Answer a Guy Who Has Asked You To Prom?Do you have any clever ideas on how to answer a guy that has asked you to the jr. prom?

 

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Kitty Litter Mess?My cat, who is now almost 18 years old, now uses two litter boxes overnight because after one use she doesn't want to go in the same box again. The problem is I have kitty litter granules EVERYWHERE. She tracks the stuff all over the place and I can't seem to keep ahead of the mess.

 

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Repairing a Vinyl Tarp?I have a vinyl tarp that covers my truck bed. Someone in a parking garage at work must have thought it a good idea to scrape a line about 3-4 inches. any ideas on ther best way to patch this up or ideas on any companies that are good at repairs? Thanks in advance, Debbie

 

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Storing Green Onions?Thanks for all the responses about cilantro. How does one keep purchased fresh green onions fresh AND for as long as possible? I have tried wrapping them in paper towel, putting them in a plastic bag and storing in a cool (not cold) part of refrigerator but it doesn't seem to work. The green part goes first followed by the white part if I keep them long enough.

 

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