May 10, 2005

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Zippy Steak and GravyCombine flour, salt, and pepper in a plastic bag. Add steaks, one at a time; close bag securely, and shake until well coated. Brown steaks on both sides in hot oil. Drain all but 1 tablespoon drippings from pan.

 

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Snowy Chocolate BitesCombine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan; cook over low heat until morsels and butter melt, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir until smooth. Pour chocolate mixture over cereal, stirring to coat evenly.

 

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Sweet and Sour Baked OnionsPeel onions; cut a thin slice from tops, and slash cut surfaces of onions with a shallow x. Place onions in a 12 x 8 x 2 inch baking dish. Combine sugar and remaining ingredients, stirring until sugar dissolves; pour over onions.

 

Articles

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Keeping Buttons on ClothingBefore you wear a new garment, put a little clear nail polish on the front and back threads of each button. Buttons will stay on longer when their threads are sealed.

 

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Refilling Spice JarsSave a bundle the next time you buy spices. Instead of reaching for the Spice Islands or any other brands that put spices in a jar, shop at stores that sell spices in bulk.

 

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Shop For The Best Trade In OfferWhen looking for a new car don't just look for the best offers on the new cars you look at, but also look for the best trade in offers from the dealerships as well.

 

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Cutting MeatLet your cooked meat set for 5 minutes before cutting so the juice will not run out of meat.

 

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Freshening PepperTo freshen your pepper add a few peppercorns to the pepper shaker!

 

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Rice In Salt ShakersKeeping Salt Running Free... To keep salt from drawing moisture and hardening into chunks put a few grains of rice in the bottoms of the salt shaker.

 

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Tick Repellent RecipesTips and recipes for repelling ticks. Post your ideas.

 

Masan (German Shepherd?) The ProtectorI adopted MASAN when he was only 4 months old. He had been awaiting a loving home at the local shelter. He was nothing but excitement from day one and is still the best friend I could ever hope for. This is him keeping a look out during hurricane Charley.

 

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Cinnamon for AntsSpread some ground cinnamon where you think the ants are coming into the house.

 

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Travel Stain TipBe sure to pack spray and wash cloth cleaners on trips. They are very helpful in saving shirts that get stains.

 

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Save Money on Cat LitterTips for saving money on cat litter.

 

Questions

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Castor Plant and Skunk Cabbage?Does anyone have any information of the castor plant and skunk cabbage? Laww

 

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Insect Repellent Recipes?Tips and recipes for repelling insects. Post your ideas.

 

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Pajama Birthday Party for 7 Year Olds?I'm having a P.J. Party for my 7 year old DD. I need some fun game ideas. Any fun tips for snacks or goodie bags would be great also.... We'll be having a pillow fight, blankets on the floor, a movie with popcorn as well as little make your own pizzas and healthy snacks.

 

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Mark From Iron on Wool Sweater?An iron was put on a wool sweater and left a mark which has the wool flat and is slightly noticeable. Could anyone advise if ther is anything I could do to get the wool back to normal.

 

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Snakes In Water Garden?I have a water garden in my backyard. This year I have an over abundance of snakes! Does anyone have ideas on how to safely get rid of them without affecting the water garden or the landscape?

 

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Shade Cloth With Pictures?Does anyone know where I can find shade cloth or fabric with pictures silkscreen on it? I saw it on one of those home improvement shows and they used it outside in someone's yard ...

 

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Cleaning Up After a Shedding Dog?My chocolate lab, Wrigley, is now 6 months old and he sleeps inside our bathroom at night. When morning comes, we open the bathroom door and there is TONS of dog hair covering our tile floor! This is EVERY morning.

 

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Pigs In The Blanket - Tips and Recipes?Tips and recipes for making Pigs in Blanket. Post your ideas.

 

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