May 6, 2005

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Cheddar Apple MuffinsCombine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix in grated cheese. Beat eggs in a medium bowl. Add apple juice, melted butter & chopped apple. Add to flour mixture.

 

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Light and Tasty BiscuitsSift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with a fork till mixture resembles coarse corn meal. Add milk and blend lightly with a fork only until flour is moistened and dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

 

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Savory PastryCombine, flour, celery seeds, salt, and paprika in a large bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. With a fork, stir in enough water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, to moisten dry ingredients.

 

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Turkey Pot PieCombine first 9 ingredients in a Dutch oven; cover and cook over medium heat 30 minutes. Remove turkey, and chop meat into bite size pieces; set aside.

 

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Orange BreadIn a medium size saucepan, add some water and cook orange peel until tender and drain. Add 1 cup sugar and cook till syrupy; let cool. In a large bowl, beat eggs well; add 1 cup sugar and milk, beating well. Add melted butter, salt, flour, baking powder; add cold orange syrup mixture.

 

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Shredding Soft CheeseShred soft cheese with ease, put the block of cheese in the freezer for 20 minutes before shredding. Your cheese will shred much easier!

 

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No More Soggy Peanut Butter and JellyWhen making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for your toddler, my sons favorite, put the peanut butter on both slices of bread and then put the jelly in the middle. That way the bread doesn't get soggy!

 

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Who Is Landing Your Plane?I heard a funny story: A small plane with an instructor and student on board hit the runway and bounced repeatedly until it came to a stop. The instructor turned to the student and said, "That was a terrible landing you just made."

 

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Crocheting On The GoI do a lot of crocheting on the go, I try to have a bag with a project ready to go for when I'm riding in the car, or bus or plane, or waiting in the doctor's office and so on. I found it was really easy to lose the patterns.

 

stuffed animals

Stuffed Animal CenterpieceStuffed animals make a fun centerpiece for any party, when you follow a few simple guidelines.

 

Race Car CakeI made a 9 x 13 cake for the base of the car and made a 8x8 cake for the roof and windows. After cutting the top of the smaller cake at an angle, I centered it on top of the bigger cake, then decorated it using a toy race car as a model. In mine, I used Oreo cookies for wheels.

 

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Horseradish Massage Oil for Aching MusclesAchy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of Horseradish in a cup of Olive Oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

 

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Easy Fruit CenterpieceI just saw the cutest table decorations for a mother/daughter banquet and these would be great for any occasion, even a wedding. They used REAL FRUIT. Green apples, yellow apples and oranges with a single artificial flower stuck down inside it (clipped,of course), with a raffia bow tied around it.

 

Stack of tires with one leaning up against it.

Saving Money on TiresIf you are a commuter and would like to save money on tires, make sure you buy tires with a mileage warranty and follow the warranty rules.

 

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Sidewalk GrassTo keep grass from growing between bricks, or cement sidewalk cracks, sprinkle the spaces with salt.

 

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Honey for Skin BlemishesHoney remedy for skin blemishes. Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

 

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Coffee Filters for Potted PlantsUse coffee filters in the bottom of flower pots to keep soil from running out when watered. I use several in mine since they do decompose over time, but by then the roots should be holding in most of the dirt or its time for you to replant anyway.

 

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Hair Spray for BeesWith summer coming we will have bees in the yard and the house. Reach for the hairspray, the hairspray will stiffen their wings, immobilizing them so you can easily remove them from the house.

 

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Consequences Of Shopping ImpulsivelyQuestions to ask yourself first: DO I NEED IT?...

 

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Fun, Frugal Mother's Day Ideas For Mom and TeensI have two teenage stepdaughters and a four month old son. I want to do something for my wife for mother's day. She has said she doesn't want to "get away" but would rather spend the day doing something with her children. Knowing how easily and quickly teens get bored - does anyone have any frugal ideas of how we could spend the day together and make it fun for all?

 

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Tips for a Mom Expecting TwinsMy niece "But I only wanted two kids" is expecting twins. She also has a two year old. Does anyone have any information where she can find a web site or a group for helpful tips about preparing/anticipating for twins?

 

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Using Glue to Make a Mohawk with SpikesI'm going to try glue to put my hair in a mohawk with spikes. Does glue come out easy?

 

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Sea Shell Wind Chime InstructionsI'm making my mother a sea shell wind chime for Mother's Day. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could put a small hole in the shells without breaking them?

 

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High School Senior Dinner Centerpieces and FavorsI need some inexpensive ideas for centerpieces and or favors for a High School Senior Dinner I need approximately 90.

 

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Turning a Patio Into an Outdoor Living RoomWe have an enclosed patio just off our living room. I would like to make an "outdoor living room" for the summer.

 

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York CH 5372-B Wallpaper PatternI am looking for a discontinued wall border made by York, the patten number is CH 5372-B, I do not know the pattern name. Any hints?

 

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Graduation Present for SisterMy sister and I are both graduating this year. I need ideas for presents to get her without spending a lot of money?

 

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Storing PeanutsTips for storing peanuts. Post your ideas.

 

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