May 17, 2005

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Pineapple Banana Pound CakeIn a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients together. In a medium bowl, mix all other ingredients and add to flour mixture. Mix well by hand, not by mixer.

 

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Danish PastryMix the first 3 ingredients as pie crust. Put crust mixture into a jelly roll pan. Bring 1 cup water, 1/2 cup butter to a boil. Remove from heat, add flour and eggs, one at a time. Add almond and salt.

 

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Powdered Sugar DoiliesDrizzle into hot fat in a deep iron skillet. Brown on each side, lift and shake fat off, then lay side and the other on powdered sugar waxed paper.

 

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Man Food - Potatoes, Sausage and EggsPotatoes, sausage, eggs, cayenne, seasoned salt, pepper. Brown sausage, then drain fat. Add in taters that have been cut into 1/4 inch cubes. Then add eggs that have been cracked and sturred. The whole time you're frying, add the cayenne, seasoned salt, and pepper...

 

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Dinosaur JokeWhat does Barney get when he scrapes his knee?

 

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Polishing Mission Oak Furntiure - A Moth with a MissionUse lemon oil to polish your Mission oak furniture.

 

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Removing Clingy Styrofoam PeanutsUse dryer sheets or antistatic spray when opening boxes containing styrofoam peanuts. Wipe the item being removed from box with the dryer sheet or a paper towel sprayed with antistatic spray, and all the little styrofoam pieces will come off.

 

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Wine Crate PlantersAsk your local liquor store for wooden wine crates or wherever wine is sold to use for planters... line with moss if need be.

 

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Suitcase PlantersOld hard suitcases work well as planters. Drill a few holes for drainage in the bottom and lay small rocks over them then fill with dirt and plant. Also, try closing the lid and cutting a space in the top for a plant to grow out of instead of just leaving it open.

 

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Prize Bull JokeFarmer Fred had a problem arise when, upon preparing his prize bull for market, the barn door slammed shut cutting the tail off the bull. His prize bull was to be sold that very day, yet now Farmer Fred couldn't...

 

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Buy Asian Spices and Products at an Asian MarketDon't buy your Asian spices and products (soy sauce, peanut or sesame oil, tofu, chile paste, etc.) at the grocery store. You'll pay anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 less by going to an Asian market.

 

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Asthma Attack Remedy - CoffeeIf your are having an asthma attack and you are out of your medication, drink two to four cups of strong, black coffee. The caffeine in the coffee may give you some relief until you can get your medication

 

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Rascal (Australian Cattledog) and...Here is a picture of Rascal and Baileigh. A picture was being taken of Rascal and Baileigh had to get in on the action too. Rascal is 9 years old and is an Australian Cattledog. We have had Rascal since he was 8 weeks old. Baileigh is a 3 year old Border Collie and we adopted her 2 years ago from a local rescue group. They both love to play with squeaky toys and chase balls in the backyard along with going on long walks.

 

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Whipped Cream IcingUse real whipped cream for icing. Just whip it up and add flavoring at the end for a tasty treat. I personally like to use vanilla, almond extract, or Bailey's cream liquor (for adults only).

 

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Easy Theme Birthday CakesFor birthday cakes, ice cream or regular, I use a theme napkin and put on the top of the cake. Then I outline the napkin or part of the napkin with piped icing. It looks like a movie premier sheet. The kids love it and you get the true picture!

 

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Wrap Flashlights With Fluorescent TapeYou always seem to forget where you put the flashlight when there's a power outage. A good way to help you find useful items such as these in the dark is to wrap them in fluorescent tape.

 

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Problems Growing Pine Trees?I have been having problems with planting pine trees and then they die - 11 to be exact in the last 3 years. Does anyone know of a fertilizer I can make up to help when I plant them? How can I then feed them through the season.

 

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Fixing Elastic in a Dress?How do I fix elastic that is around the top of my dress, one side is stretched and the other is not.

 

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Stain On Painted Cabinet?I bought clear storage containers (for cards, wrapping paper, candles, etc.) and placed them inside my cabinet/closet (painted white). When I removed it from the shelf - to take something out of them - I discovered that it had left a gray/black stain on the wall that it touched.

 

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Killing Grass and Weeds?What can I use to kill the grass so I can put in rock?

 

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Attracting Fireflies To Your Garden?Do any of you gardners know how to attract fire flies (lightening bugs) to a yard?

 

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Gardening Challenge - Planting In Shade?I have an area in front of my house that could use some planting. It's under the eaves and shaded by trees, one being a pine. So I need something that would tolerate dry, acidic, shade. I live in zone 4b. Any suggestions?

 

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Other Uses for an Old Sewing Machine?I have an old Singer cabinet style sewing machine and I would like some ideas of how to utilize it other than using it as an end table with a cloth covering it. I would appreciate any clever ideas you may have.

 

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