May 2, 2005

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Recipes

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Skillet CornbreadCombine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; add egg, buttermilk, and 3 tablespoons oil, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour remaining 1 tablespoon oil into an 8 inch cast iron skillet, and place in a 425 degree oven for 5 minutes or until hot.

 

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Julienne Zucchini and CarrotsCombine first 5 ingredients; stir well, and set aside. Cut carrots and zucchini into 2 inch long sticks. Arrange carrots on a steaming rack, and place over boiling water; cover and steam 2 1/2 minutes. Add zucchini to steaming rack, and steam an additional 2 minutes. Place vegetables in serving bowl. Pour sauce mixture over vegetables; toss gently to coat.

 

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Turnip GreensWash greens thoroughly; drain. Tear into bite size pieces. Combine greens, bacon, and water in a Dutch oven, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.

 

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Rhubarb Pudding CakeBeat egg, add sugar, cream, soda, and flour. Add rhubarb to the batter last. Bake about 1/2 hour in moderate oven (350 degrees).

 

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Pineapple Orange CakeMix all cake ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees. Cool. Combine frosting ingredients and spread over cake. Refrigerate.

 

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Joe's Hand CleanerIf you have permanent Markings or any stains on your wood, walls, or carpet try rubbing Joe's Hand Cleaner on the stain. My 5 year old had been making a project and he put permanent marking on my wood table and I put this product on it.

 

Articles

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Make a Wall Shelf Out Of An Old Dresser DrawerTake a distressed old drawer and hang it on your wall for use as a wall shelf. You can make it look old or new with paint, even add contact or wallpaper to the inside for a cheerful look. And leaving the knobs on at the bottom can serve as hangers for chimes, mobiles, or whatever you choose, maybe even kitchen towels.

 

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Maintaining Your Tape MeasureRunning WD-40 along your metal tape measure will remove the rust and help it to slide more easily.

 

Take Along a Trusted Camera When You TravelThis photo was taken with a $5 store bought camera on my Daughter's senior trip to Washington D.C. The other photos were taken with a brand new camera which failed to work properly and she lost photos of tourist sights. Be sure to take along a trusted camera for important pictures you can't replace.

 

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"What's In The Bag?" Baby Shower GameHere is an idea for a fun baby shower game. Take 10 plain white lunch bags and put a decorative "B" on one "A" on another "B" on another until you spell out "baby shower".

 

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Cleaning and Sharpening Your Coffee GrinderIf your coffee grinder takes longer than it should to work, instead of thinking about replacing it, just resharpen the blades. Toss in a handful of uncooked rice. The rice will re-sharpen your blades for you.

 

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Do It Yourself WeatherstrippingYou can weatherstrip your doors even if you're not an experienced handyman. There are several types of weatherstripping for doors, each with its own level of effectiveness, durability and degree of installation difficulty.

 

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Sales Person's AdviceWhen shopping, don't take your sales lady's advice all the time, remember she's working for commission. If you know stripes aren't for you, don't let her talk you into purchasing them.

 

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Washing BlanketsSet the cycle, add detergent, and let the machine fill. When all the soap is dissolved, add the blanket. Let it soak, and then wash on gentle. Add 1 1/2 cups white vinegar to the final rinse. It will give the blanket a clean smell and give it a little fluff.

 

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Body Oil Stains On ClothingTo remove body oil stains from collars and cuffs of colored shirts and blouses, rub hair shampoo directly on the stains. Rinse out the shampoo, then wash the clothes as usual.

 

How to LoveHold close, be gentle, and never lose your innocence.

 

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A Wine Rack For Bath TowelsFor a different look in your bathroom, take a wine rack and store your rolled up bath towels in it. This new look has been a topic of conversation for my house guests many times over.

 

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Tips For Cleaning GlasswareTips for cleaning glassware. Post your ideas.

 

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Tuesday Subway SavingsI buy the cheapest Subway combos on Tuesdays, when double stamps are given. Once a book is full, I go to the mall, watch a "dollar" movie, go to the food court, order a small soda (or have a water bottle with me) and get the most expensive sandwich on Subway's menu for free!

 

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Negotiating With Yourself About ChoresOn the days when I just don't feel like bailing into the "to-do" list, I negotiate with myself to accomplish at least the rudimentary stuff I have to get done. For example, if I am reading a good book or watching television, I "work" at the end of a chapter or work on the commercials.

 

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Saving Money with an Entertainment BookI invested in an Entertainment Book. I received it from work for a discounted rate of 13.00. With two for one fast food saving, $5.00 off a $10.00 purchase at the bread store (I really load up on that one!), and 4 coupons for $5.00 off a 50.00 gift certificate at a local grocery store.

 

Questions

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Long Distance Move With Animals?My husband is a teacher in CA. We are looking to move to the state of Georgia. He has job possibilies there. We are looking to move the most frugal way possible. We have two dogs , some ducks and chickens that we would like to take with us. Has any one made long distance moves with animals?

 

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Need Help Cooking Without Canned Goods?I found out my son has ADHD, we are a family of 5. I am learning to cook all over again and I am so overwelmed, it is not funny... We can no longer use canned goods so I am learning to cook from scratch.

 

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Cat Litter Clogging Toilet?I did a dumb thing. I didn't realize that it was bad to flush cat poop down the toilet. I would scoop his litter box and flush the feces down the toilet. The litter was just regular clay litter, and I would shake all access litter off, but there was still pieces stuck to the feces.

 

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Looking For Baby Themed Postage Stamps? have to send some baby shower invitations. I am looking for postage stamps with baby pictures or something related to a babies or a shower.

 

Is This a Pineapple Growing on My Plant?I started this about 4 years ago from a pineapple I bought from the grocery. I cut off the top and planted it in soil in a pot. It started coming up from the middle of the plant about a week after Easter.

 

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Converting Currency?Tips for converting currency when travelling. Post your ideas.

 

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Tips for Nicer Hair?Are there any easy ways that I can get nicer hair? My hair is fine but every time after I take a shower my hair frizzes up and it looks all poofy and ugly. I always have to tie my hair after I take a bath but then it always makes my hair a little lumpish looking when I take it off.

 

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