April 13, 2005

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Linguine with Clams ("Linguini con Vongole")I've had linguini with clam sauce in several restaurants throughout Italy, and no two have been the same. The best versions are simple preparations relying on the distinctive flavors of few ingredients. In this dish the parsley is not used as a garnish - it adds an important freshness to the pasta.

 

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MacaroonsCook first 3 ingredients in a double boiler for 5-7 minutes. Beat while cooking. When mixture is of fairly stiff consistency, remove from heat and beat in vanilla.

 

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Crispy Molasses CookiesCream butter. Then add egg and molasses. Stir in combined dry ingredients. Form into balls; roll in granulated sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with sugared glass.

 

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Spaghetti DinnerMelt butter. Fry onions and meat. Cook rice and spaghetti. Put all together. Season with salt and pepper and put in baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees.

 

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Farmer's CookiesCream margarine & sugar. Add eggs & vanilla. Add water, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix. Add rest of ingredients & mix. Roll into balls & flatten slightly. Bake 10 - 15 minutes @ 350F.

 

Articles

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Get Athletic Shoes Super WhiteClean white athletic shoes with Westley's Bleche-Wite whitewall/blackwall tire cleaner. Use a scrub brush and rinse with water.

 

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Lids of Sticky JarsBefore replacing the lids on your newly opened jars of honey, Karo syrup, or molasses, line the opening of the jar with some plastic wrap. You will never had trouble opening them again!

 

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Using an Established MechanicConsumers can lose lots of money yearly, by taking their vehicles to unestablished garages and mechanics, on unneeded and poorly done repairs. Before you need repairs, look for a mechanic who is...

 

Tammy & Tyson (American Staffordshire Terrier and an American Staffy-Mastiff)

Tammy & Tyson (American Staffordshire Terrier and...To give dogs their worming or other medicinal tablet, wrap the tablet in a fresh large piece of ham or devon. Your best friend will take the tablet with no hesitation - guaranteed!

 

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Spray Bottle For Outside GrillingWhen grilling outside, keep a spray bottle of water to control the flames of the grill. Don't pour water onto the charcoal as it cools the temperature which will have to reheat before cooking continues.

 

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Avoid Late Payment FeesTo avoid late payment fees and possible interest rate increases on your credit cards, make sure to send in your payment 7-10 days before the payment due date. Late payments on one credit card can increase fees and interest rates on your other credit cards.

 

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Freezing Tomato PasteBefore you use tomato paste in a recipe, open BOTH ends of the can, wrap in plastic wrap, and freeze. After frozen, push the paste out of one open end and slice off what you need.

 

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Cleaning Game For KidsWhen the kids were young, we used to make a game of cleaning the house. They would take turns picking the "ROOM" that was their cleaning project and the one who did the best job...

 

Dusty Dawg - Rescued!This is our "Dusty Dawg". We rescued him two years ago the afternoon before he would be to be "put down". He was a sad and skinny dog.

 

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Flaky Pie CrustIf you would like nicer, flakier pie crusts,l just try substituting 1 tsp. cold lemon juice instead of the 1 tsp. cold water.

 

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Cloth Baby Diapers as RagsRecycle old cloth baby diapers for cleaning and dust rags.

 

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Sending Out the Old MagazinesI have an old antique crock that I store magazines in. To keep it from getting out of hand and too full, as soon as I receive the newest version, I replace it and give the older one to my daughter or a friend!

 

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Borax and PetsBorax has a skull and crossbones on it for a reason. It is very dangerous to animals. Please remember that our pets are so much closer to the ground than we are and that they have to lick themselves to get clean.

 

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Boxes for Storage and DonationsInstead of retrieving free boxes from the grocery store, retrieve the boxes from local merchants who do not sell food or beverage items. These merchants will most likely be very happy to not have to pay for their box removal.

 

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Make Friends with the Maintenance FolksThis sounds weird, but make friends with your work maintenance people. I have gotten two side tables (parts of desks), a four-drawer filing cabinet ...

 

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Drying Beans On The VineTo vine dry beans (navy, kidney, butter, great northern, lima, lentils and soybeans) leave bean pods on the vine until the beans inside rattle. When the vines and pods are dry and shriveled, pick the beans and shell them. No pretreatment is necessary.

 

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Bar Mitzvah and Graduation Gift Ideas?My niece is graduating high school and my nephew will be Bar Mitzvah this June. Both occasions call for gifts, but being on disability, my funds are very, very tight. Any suggestions?

 

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Paint Wash Recipe?I would like a "recipe" for a paint wash I can use over wood paneling on walls.

 

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Stain On Carpet From Scatter Rug?I purchased a cloth scatter rug and the dye from the rug faded on to my carpet. Does anyone know how I can remove the stain?

 

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Recipes For A Mother's Day Brunch?I want to have a mother's day brunch. I was wondering if you guys have any good, and easy recipes? Thanks, in advance.

 

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