March 10, 2005

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Recipes

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A Quick and Easy Supper PlanDo you ever have difficulty deciding what to make for supper? And then having it all ready at the same time?

 

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Mother's RollsPlace milk, butter, 3 Tbsp. sugar and salt in pan and scald; cool. Dissolve yeast and remaining sugar in water. Allow to foam to top of cup.

 

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Snowballslace water, salt, and margarine in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add flour. Stir until smooth. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well.

 

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Sausage RollsMix dry ingredients. Cut in shortening as for pie crust. Beat the egg and add to dry ingredients. More milk may be needed to make a soft dough to roll out into about 1/4 inch thickness. Take 2 lbs. pork steak, grind and season.

 

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Kolaches (Poppyseed and Apricot)Pour milk over sugar, salt, and margarine. Stir and let cool. Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. To first mixture add 1 cup flour and beat smooth. Add yeast and stir. Add 3 cups flour and then the eggs, well beaten.

 

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Grocery Shopping Tips for HusbandsMy tip for making grocery shopping easier. I bring my wife and follow her around while she picks the groceries. I find it to be a lot easier than going by myself.

 

Toto (Poodle/Spitz)This is Toto. He is 7 weeks old. He is a Poodle/Spitz mix. We found him from an online ad 1 week & 3 days ago. He is very sweet and playful. He likes to go for walks and play with Mom and Dad and his chew toys. His favorite toy is a stuffed cow. Also, he is very tiny. The cola can in the picture was placed next to him for a size reference. He weighs approximately 2 pounds now.

 

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Recycled Paint HoldersRecycled items you can use to hold paint for your art projects. Post your ideas.

 

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Coupon Swap GroupsJoin a coupon swap group or start one of your own. Have regularly scheduled meetings with door prizes for the person who saved the most money that month using coupons

 

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Use One Cup Throughout The DayUse the same cup or glass throughout the day to save on running the dishwasher more often.

 

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Paper Towels for PicnicsPaper towels at a picnic work better than napkins, just screw a paper towel holder under the table on a end. Then you can just "pop" a roll on holder when dining in the out of doors and the roll of paper towels stays dry/clean and won't blow away with the wind.

 

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Chimney Cleaning and InspectionIf you have a wood-burning fireplace you need to have the chimney cleaned and inspected yearly. Also only burn fully dried hard woods to produce the most heat output. Having the chimney inspected is an expense, but well worth avoiding a fire!

 

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Driving Too Slow JokeSitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State Police officer sees a car puttering along at 22 MPH. He thinks to himself, "This driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!" So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over.

 

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Carrying Snacks And Water With YouI always carry snacks and bottled water - for the just in case!

 

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Cleaning Gold RingsTips for cleaning gold rings, like a wedding ring. Post your ideas.

 

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Keeping Floors WarmIf you have hardwood or linoleum floors I suggest keeping some throw rugs down to help keep warmer in the winter.

 

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Use What You Have!It may seem obvious, but here's a frugal tip that I sometimes forget: use what you have before you buy more! This goes for food, cleaning supplies, clothes, and just about any other consumable you can think of.

 

Bearded Iris

Some Bearded Irises are Re-bloomersSome Bearded Irises are re-bloomers. That is they bloom twice or more in the same year. You should get the most for your money by checking before buying. Sometimes there is a special one though.

 

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Save Notions and Sewing Scraps for Greeting CardsSave all your extra buttons, pieces of ribbon, scrap fabric, etc. and let your kids make adorable cards for relatives. You don't have to throw away the scraps, and your kids will love making something with you.

 

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Using Cream or Milk in Hot DishesHere are some facts and tips on using cream or milk in hot dishes.

 

Questions

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Ruby Tuesday Rice Recipe?I'm hunting for the rice recipe Ruby Tuesday uses as one of their side dishes. Does anyone have a clue how it's made. I tried to do it at home just by looking at it but it sure didn't taste the same. Any help greatly appreciated.

 

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Cleaning The Bathroom Ceiling?I sprayed vinegar on my ceiling in the bathroom and then used my floor Swiffer to clean it up. Made this hard job easier for me but I bet you already knew that trick..

 

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Preventing Leather Belts From Bleeding?Does anybody have a suggestion regarding how to treat a new leather belt so that it won't bleed on a sweaty waist band? My husband is an avid golfer in Florida, his belts ruin so many of his light colored shorts. Thanks for any advice.

 

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Regluing Countertops?Some of my vinyl countertops are coming loose at the corners, and I'd like to glue them back in place. What's the best glue to use for this? By zballoongirl

 

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Color Fading After Washing With Tide With Bleach Alternative?Some of my colored garments got faded in places after washing as if some bleach or other chemical spilled on them. I use Tide with Bleach Alternative and its supposed to be safe on colored garments too.

 

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Help Training a 9 Week Old Pit Bull?I have a 9 week year old pit bull that I have many questions about. He keeps niping everything, me, my furniture, everything! When he licks my face he sometimes nips. What should I do?

 

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Styrofoam Window Cornices?I want to make window Cornices using Styrofoam. Could someone tell me how to do it?

 

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Elderly Cat Peeing By Front Door?Please help, my 15 year old cat keeps peeing by the front door. I've used tin foil to cover it, what else will work?

 

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Buying Atomizer Bottles?I am going to make gifts, and would like to have pretty glass atomizer bottles. Could you please tell me where I could purchase these? Thanks!

 

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Salad Dressing On Suede?I just got salad dressing (grease) on a very expensive Valentino suede skirt. Does anyone know what can take grease out of suede? Do I go to a drycleaner? I'm terribly afraid of putting any chemical solution on the front of this skirt.

 

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Cleaning Sippy Cups?Tips for cleaning sippy cups. Post your ideas.

 

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Baby Shower Games, Decorating and Food Ideas?I was wondering if anyone could please help me with some decorating, games, and food ideas? It will be a baby shower on a budget. This is a first for me and I'm lost.

 

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