May 25, 2005

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Cherry Mincemeat SaladUse 9x13 inch pan. Break mincemeat into small pieces and cover with 1 cup water. Place over medium heat. Boil 1 minute; cool. Prepare gelatin, using 3 cup water.

 

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Shortbread Pumpkin BarsPreheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, cm 1/2 cup margarine, 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 tsp. vanilla. Add 1 cup flour; mix well.

 

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Five Decker MealI have a recipe that is a fast great meal. It is called five decker meal. You get a big 2 quart pot. On the bottom of the pot you layer good quality bacon, then on the next layer you put a layer of seasoned meatballs, the next layer you put cut up and peeled potatoes, and then a layer of cut up onions.

 

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Peanut Brittle and Pumpkin ParfaitsIn a saucepan, combine pudding mix, sugar and spices. Add milk, bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; mix in pumpkin.

 

Recipe for Chili - Cook While You WorkThe only ingredient not pictured is green onion. The medium hot salsa gave it a nice flavor. I like dumping the ingredients in the crock pot before heading to work, setting the heat to low, adding chopped Kielbasa and onion when I get home, giving it another hour or so to heat, then enjoying my "home made" chili with crackers and a beer.

 

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Special SaladCream the sugar and cream cheese together. Add the rest of the ingredients. Put in 8x11 inch pan and freeze. Set out 1 hour before serving.

 

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Candied Pumpkin DandiesIn a large heavy saucepan, combine every ingredient, Except nuts; mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, about every 15 to 20 minutes.

 

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Butterscotch Pumpkin PuddingIn a saucepan, combine pudding mix, sugar and spices. Add milk; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add pumpkin and mix well.

 

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Building Furniture from a KitTo save money on furnishings, get furniture kits instead of furniture that is already built. Building from a kit comes out just as well as ready built. It just requires a little effort and generally it is not that hard to follow instructions.

 

Miko (German Shephard/Husky) Dog with 9 LivesThis is my dog Miko and you heard of a cat with 9 lives I believe she also has 9 lives . . .

 

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Keeping Spiders Out Of Your HomeTips to help you keep spiders out of your home. Post your ideas.

 

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Better Tasting Drinking WaterIf your water tastes a little yucky, nobody really wants to drink it. No need to buy water. Get out your largest pot, bring your water to a boil on high heat, then turn it down and continue to boil for about 35 minutes.

 

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Volunteer For Something You EnjoyVolunteering isn't so bad after all. Did you know that you can choose what you like to do the best? Check with your Chamber of Commerce, Hospital, the local police department, School including the local college.

 

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Storing Items Under the BedStoring items under your bed doesn't require those expensive boxes for storage. Use the large garbage bags, use your vacuum cleaner to suck out the air.

 

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Answerpool.comA fun and free site to get answers to most of your everyday questions is www.answerpool.com I been a member for years and it been very helpful.

 

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Don't Dry Your Favorite Outfit in the DryerIf you really love that new washable outfit, or any clothing that doesn't require a dryer, don't use the dryer. The dryer is what will wear out your clothes faster than wearing them.

 

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Dryer Lint Modeling ClayMakes about 8 cups of modeling clay. You may shape over objects or press into a mold or use the same as you would use paper-maché pulp. It takes 3 to 5 days to dry to a very hard surface.

 

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Hiring a HousekeeperDon't you wish you had a housekeeper? It's not financially impossible. I used to be in the business before I retired. My most frugal client hired me to come in once a week to simply vacuum the carpets and clean the bathrooms, that's it.

 

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Reusing Old CookbooksIf you have a well made cook book that is no longer practical for your lifestyle, don't throw it away, use it for a scrap book for recipes, your favorite tips for living cheaper (those you like clipping from the paper).

 

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Placemat Behind Trash CanVelcro a placemat behind your trash can for easy clean up when your kids miss the basket.

 

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Hair Coloring TipsTips for coloring your hair, or having your hair colored. Post your ideas.

 

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Norwall Pattern 48276, 1226497; Lot 207A or Lot 208CI am looking for 1 or 2 rolls of discontinued wallpaper by Norwall Pat. 48276, 1226497; Lot 207A or Lot 208C (made in Canada). Can anyone help me locate and purchase if still available?

 

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Questions About Soap FavorsThis is a wonderful idea for favors. I have two questions: Can Wilton candy molds be used to mold them without melting? (2) What about Ivory soap? Can you add enough oil to cover up that AWFUL smell? My Daughter (bless her heart) bought a real good deal on it and none of us can stand the smell.

 

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Cleaning Paved DrivewaysTips for cleaning paved driveways. Post your ideas.

 

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Wearing French Hook EarringsI haven't had pierced ears very long and need some advice. When I wear the french hooks, they work themselves out of my ear and fall off. Is that common? How do I prevent it? I appreciate your help.

 

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