April 20, 2005

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Fondue - Milk Chocolate CaramelMix and let melt together in fondue pan. MUST be kept warm while serving.

 

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Dried Beef Cheese BallChop 1 5oz pkg DRIED BEEF (reserve enough to cover ball)

 

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"Lucky If You Get a Piece" DessertMix together cool whip and powdered sugar, and spread on the baked crust. Then mix together strawberry glaze and cut up strawberries, and spread on top. Everyone loves this dessert!

 

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Pineapple Cheese BallMix all together . Chill a few minutes and roll into a ball. Roll in finely chopped Pecans.

 

Articles

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More Tips to Avoid Identity TheftBe safe, don't carry a purse. Use your pockets. Organize your multi-pocket jeans and slacks. Most women are wearing slacks or jeans now. Only buy slacks with deep pockets and eliminate carrying a purse. After all men carry their wallet on their person which is much safer!

 

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Destroying Credit CardsWhen the time comes to destroy a credit card. We run them thru our shredder, which cuts both in vertical and horizontally. If it's still not to our liking, we'll cut even more with scissors. But we don't drop them all in one waste can, we scatter them in various places, in the trash. While also, saving some for another trash day.

 

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Elastic in Summer ShortsOne of my daughters is so slender that her summer shorts literally would not stay up on her, despite their having a half back elastic.

 

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Organizing and Displaying Pierced-Ear EarringsI use a 1 inch wide grosgrain ribbon. Choose a color you like, and tie a knot in each ends to keep the ends from fraying; or hem the ends if you're feeling flush on time and want a neater look.

 

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Watch Out When Paying Bills by PhoneOur bank has encouraged it's customers to NEVER pay bills over the phone. They have had many scary stories about things that went wrong for their customers when they did that.

 

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Less Laundry with BabiesTo lessen your laundry load with babies, put a bib on your baby when you feed and burp them, this way if they spit-up it will get on the bib and not their clothes.

 

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AllReferHealth - Poisons and OverdoseHere is a site with lots of information about Poisons and Overdoses. If you have trouble with anything, it's a good place to look for symptoms and what to worry about for poisonous stings, medicines, cleaning products or poisons.

 

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Buying Cleaning Supplies At Dollar TreeCan't say enough for Dollar Tree stores. I went today and found all kinds of Bissell cleaning products. When a mother can stock her cleaning shelf with 11 good products for $11.00 that's a bargain!

 

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Homemade General CleanerI don't know where I got this recipe but it works great on almost anything.

 

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Marking Good Magazine ArticlesMy hubby and I like to read magazine articles about saving money, investing, etc. Hubby does not have the time, like I do, to read the magazines that contain articles such as these.

 

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Cheap Nail Polish Works WellI have found that the cheap nail polish (usually $1-$2) works way better than the bottles that cost $5 or more. It seems to last longer for me!

 

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Don't Print Social Security Number on ChecksWith all the identity theft that goes on it is a smart thing to keep your Social Security numbers off of your checks. Also, the state in which we live will use your social security number as your driver's license number unless you ask them to do differently.

 

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Installing Air Conditioning UnitsDon't wait till summertime to install an air conditioning unit. If you can wait till the 1st week in September through the 2nd week in October. Air conditioning systems usually are marked down sometimes up to 30% in price.

 

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Discounts From Your Local NurseryWith planting season upon us, check with your local nursery to see if they give discounts if you bring back the pots and trays that you have at home from previous purchases (if still in good condition).

 

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Finding Good ContractorsThere's always someone out to make a fast dollar. Remember reputable contractors won't make offers good just for today. If the offer sounds too good to be true, it usually isn't a good deal.

 

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Rural Mailbox TipBe careful when going to get your mail from your mailbox if you have rural delivery. Now that it's warmer weather, watch out for all those little critters that are trying to find refuge from the sun.

 

Questions

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How Can I Tenderize Beef Brisket?I was trying to buy a flank steak, but accidently bought a beef brisket. My husband says they are very tough and marinating won't help.

 

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Restoring a Wedding Bouquet?Does anyone know how to restore a wedding bouquet? it's 40 years old with red cloth roses, little crushed ribbon that have yellowed and leaves falling off. it's a little rough. Any ideas on how to give the flowers life and take yellow out of white ribbon?

 

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Mildew on Bathing Suit?My cousin wanted me to write in and ask how to get mildew off of pocket books. Her daughter's bathing suit has it on it as well, and she was wanting to know how to get it off.

 

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Gentle Stain Remover For Paint Stains?My 8 year old son came home from school the other day with bluepaint all over his shirt and pants. I washed them immediatly (though the paint was already dry). I washed them in cold water and nothing happened. Is there anyone who could help me get them out with something that is gentle? My son has sensitive skin and I am afraid of harsh chemicals.

 

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Gray Spots On Tub?Our bathtub is an older, porcelain style tub. We have very hard water in our town and we do not have a softener. Now the tub has developed some gray looking spots on the bottom and I have no idea how to get rid of them.

 

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Waxed a No Wax Floor, Now It's Sticky?I just had a new linoleum floor installed in my bathroom and put Glo coat on it to try and protect it. Now it's sticky. What can I do to get rid of the stickiness?

 

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Saving Money on Coffee Filters?Tips for saving money on coffee filters. Post your ideas.

 

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Dry Sunburned Skin?I got a BAD facial sunburn on Sunday, it's healing and now the skin on my forhead and cheeks is very dry and very tight. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?

 

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