March 16, 2005

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Pineapple Cranberry CondimentHere is a condiment or salad that is so easy! It is outstanding with turkey or ham, and best of all, will last for days in the refrigerator.

 

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Star DessertCombine egg yolks, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Gradually add hot milk and cook in double boiler until mixture coats spoon. Remove from heat, add gelatin softened in cold milk.

 

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Cooked Ice CreamCook together and cool. Add 1 Tbsp. vanilla. Add cream and milk to within 2 inches from the top of freezer (enough for 6 qt.). Be sure to use canning salt, not table salt, in the ice-salt mixture when using either an electric or hand crank freezer.

 

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Ozark Apple CakeBeat well with mixer: eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Mix in until well blended the flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir together with apples and nuts. Batter will be stiff.

 

Articles

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Gift Certificates, Gift Cards and Premium RebatesIf you receive dated gift certificates or other premium rebates to use in a particular store, note the date on your calendar and which store it is to be redeemed in at least 7 days before the expiration. That way, you will have a reminder while you still have time to do something with it.

 

Taz (Schipperke)This is Taz, my (almost) 8 year old Schipperke. He picked me to be his Mom when he was 4 mo. old and we've been best friends ever since. He loves having his belly rubbed, dancing for popcorn and being loved by anyone. Just a joy!

 

Bulldog Under the Bed

Bonkers (English Bulldog)This is our English bulldog, BONKERS. This is a prime example Everytime she doesn't want to do something she runs and hides under this bed.

 

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Makeup Trial Sizes at the Department StoreWhen I was at the mall last night, I ended up in a department store and wandered around in the makeup section. I discovered you can get a free trial-size bottle of a new Lancome foundation ...

 

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Make Place Card Holders From ForksI saw the cutest idea and wanted to share it with all of you. I just love to have my table look special when guests come for dinner. Take a fork and bend the center two tines backwards to form a stand and the outer tines forwards to make a name card holder.

 

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Icy Car StrategyOur two car garage has too much stuff lining the walls to accommodate both large vehicles we own. When the second vehicle is needed for early morning transportation but is coated with frost that would take time to scrape off...

 

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Kitchen Odor RemoverA cup of vinegar set on the kitchen counter will help eliminate kitchen odors.

 

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Three Powerful WordsA funny story is told about General George Patton from his World War II days. He once accepted an invitation to dine at a press camp in Africa. Wine was served in canteen cups but, obviously thinking he was served coffee, Patton poured cream into his cup. As he stirred in sugar, Patton was warned that his cup contained red wine and not coffee.

 

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Saving Water With Showers Instead Of BathsTo save on water take showers, not baths. A five minute shower will use about 7.5 gallons of water, while filling a bathtub can use up to 20 gallons.

 

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Excellent Baked PotatoesForget "good" potatoes; make EXCELLENT baked potatoes. Using larger bakers, scrub clean and pierce several times with tines of fork or sharp paring knife.

 

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Quick and Easy Donut RecipeA quick and easy snack that kids will love, that isn't too messy and quick.

 

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Auto Depositing Your Tax ReturnWhen electronically or e-filing your tax return with an anticipated refund, make sure the bank account you designate for the direct deposit has your name on it.

 

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Dog Quote"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

 

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Real Vanilla - How can you buy it inexpensively?I need a source for inexpensive real vanilla. Gordon's Food Service is about the most inexpensive but it's watery and I don't like the flavor.

 

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Doubling a Pound of Butter with Oil?The price of butter is getting outrageous, I know there is a recipe out there for doubling a pound of butter with oil but I don't know what it is. Anyone?

 

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Surprise Retirement and 60th Birthday Party?My mother retires and turns 60 in the same month. I am planning a surprise party to celebrate both and am looking for any and all ideas to help make this an unforgettable celebration.

 

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Water Softener For The Whole House?Does anyone have any recommendations for a whole house water softener? We recently moved into this home and found that we have very hard water! I want to get a whole house softener, but I am not sure what is the best way to go? Any advice would be helpful.

 

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Slovish-Polish Nut Rolls?Looking for recipe for slovish-polish nut rolls By ptreskovich

 

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Mothball Smell On a Rabbit Coat?i have a rabbit coat. it was stored in mothballs in error, not by me someones else. How can I get the smell out.

 

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Breeding Around a Pit Bull?I have an 1 1/5 year old male Pit Bull and a 4 year old female German Shepherd. I want to breed my shepherd with another shepherd but I am not sure if my Pit will like the pups or if he would hurt them. On any other dog I wouldn't worry but since he's a PIT BULL I don't know if I should breed my shepherd. The pit an shepherd grew up together.

 

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