April 4, 2005

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Recipes

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Hitch DoughnutsTo make sponge: Put 1/2 cake yeast in pint of warm water. Add tablespoon of sugar and add enough flour to make it like bread sponge. Let raise until light.

 

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Potato DoughnutsMix the above in order. Roll, cut and fry in deep fat.

 

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No Fry DoughnutsIn large mixer bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, sugar, salt, nutmeg, eggs shortening and 2 cup flour. Blend 1/2 minute on low speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour until smooth.

 

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Ovenright DonutsSoften yeast in 1/2 cup water and set aside. In a large bowl combine margarine, sugar, salt, nutmeg, juice, and scalded milk. Stir to mix well. Add cold water, eggs, and vanilla and cool to lukewarm, mixing well.

 

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Gramma's DonutsMix all ingredients. Drop into hot grease until golden brown on each side. Remove and dust with powdered sugar. Add 1 tsp. vinegar to each 1 lb. grease to keep from soaking.

 

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Deli-DoughnutsMix the first 6 ingredients with 7 tsp. baking powder and enough flour to make a safe dough. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a 3 inch doughnut cutter. Fry in deep hot fat (375 degrees).

 

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Decorating Your RoomIf you're a teen and want some spice in you're room liven things up a little, use really wild colors on your walls, bed, and decorations around your room.

 

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How To Clean The House Using Your ComputerOpen a new file in your PC. Name it "Housework." Send it to the RECYCLE BIN.

 

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How Much Work Does It Cost?Before buying a big ticket item or anything that might not need, calculate how many hours it will take you to earn the money to buy the item. It helps me put the cost of purchases in perspective.

 

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Keeping Cameras Safe While on VacationThis is about keeping your camera safe on vacation. I was walking down the street in a foreign country and had my camera strap around my wrist and the camera in my hand.

 

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Carry Underwear In Your Carry OnBe sure to take a change of underwear in your carry on while traveling on an airplane. Sometimes your luggage is lost temporarily or delayed and having a change of underwear with you makes the delay bearable.

 

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Saving the Fingers When HammeringWhen hammering a nail, don't use your fingers to hold it, OUCH! Use the tines of a fork. It works beautifully!

 

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Jars for Drinking GlassesAfter pricing drinking glasses in the store, I bought a case of a dozen pint canning jars for about 1/3 the cost. I enjoy the "country" look, and can use the jars next fall to can.

 

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Always Check The Clothing LabelBe sure to check clothing labels for recommended care of the garment. The manufacturer is liable by law for accurate care guidelines on the label so if it is ruined it will be much easier to get it replaced.

 

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Do It Yourself Home RepairI encourage anyone who can to learn how to work on their own appliances. It cost us $40 just to have a repairman come out and tell us we had a kink in a drain hose on our washer.

 

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Walk to the StoreThis tip is especially for people who live in small towns or near shopping facilities. With the nice weather coming soon, why not try walking to the store, especially for small trips.

 

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Reusing Cooking WaterYou can decrease dry air problems and make better use of your energy dollar in the cold seasons by reusing water.

 

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GoJo Hand Cleaner For StainsFor blood, grease and many other unruly stains I've found treating it with mechanics hand cleaner called GoJo usually does the trick and doesn't damage most materials.

 

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Milo (Pug)

Milo, my 2 year old pug, was adopted by me after his first owner died unexpectedly and wasn't found for 5-6 days. Milo went in the cupboard, got into his bag of food and was healthy and happy when discovered. He's a survivor!

 

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Rubber Duck Baby Shower CenterpieceI attended a baby shower last weekend and the hostess had the cutest centerpiece on the buffet food table. It was a shallow wide glass bowl which was filled up with water, and then she put the mini rubber duckies to float. As we got our food, we would take a rubber duckie to take home!

 

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Craft Tips For Making Wood Signs (And...Here is a list of craft tips for painting your own signs by Harlean!

 

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Saving on Birthday Plates, Cups and NapkinsWhen purchasing paper products for children's birthday parties, I buy only 1 package of napkins, plates and cups with a theme on them and then a coordinating color for the rest of the packages.

 

A Christmas decoration made from white packing peanuts.

Christmas Decoration with Postal Foam BeadsSave those postal peanuts! A nice decoration can be made from them.

 

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Looking for BargainsWhen shopping, always remember to look high and look low. The higher priced items are usually right at eye level while the bargains are usually above or below. It's easy to miss these items when you don't see them readily.

 

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Games for a Baby Themed Birthday PartyI have decided that I am doing to do a baby themed party for my 13 birthday. I thought the idea was unique because it's the opposite of what is turning 13. I already have the invitations but i need ideas on what kind of games to play.

 

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Computer Stationary with Cats and DogsBeen looking for some computer stationary that has something relating to dogs and to cats. I know there is a company out there that one can order from, but have no clue. I remember some years ago doing this, but no longer have the info. needed. So, any help to obtain this item would be appreciated. Thanks so much...Carol

 

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Decorating a Room With Rose Carpeting I am moving into a new room in my father's home and having trouble deciding on what to do with it. It is one bedroom and has a rose carpet but in the corner of the room it has a little kitchen area. The room has waist high walls, then the ceiling slants to a point at the top.

 

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Organizing DrawersTips for organizing drawers, especially junk and desk drawers. Post your ideas.

 

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Meeting DECENT Singles OnlineIs there ANY sites on the internet where a person can meet singles for friendship and chat without paying a ridiculous fee for viewing a bunch of losers, cheating husbands and some that look like ex-cons? I'd love to know. I'm not looking for someone to sweep a lady off her feet just friendly conversation.

 

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Removed the Old Wallpaper, Now What?I recently used the fabric softener method to remove old wallpaper and it worked wonderfully. What steps do I have to take if I want to paint the room? Do I need to prime the walls? - Sharon

 

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Organizing Dirty LaundryTips for organizing dirty clothes. Post your ideas.

 

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