May 28, 2005

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Barbecue MeatballsMix all ingredients together well. Form into balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees until browned. To keep warm, place in crock pot on low. Cover with Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce.

 

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Barbecued Green BeansTry this interesting twist on traditional BBQ beans.

 

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Barbecue FlapjacksBrown meat and onion; drain. Add barbecue, Tabasco and spices; simmer. Spread biscuits in 9x13 inch pan. Spread meat and cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

 

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Keep a Funnel in the BathroomKeep a funnel in the bathroom to use when draining contents of one bottle into another.

 

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Make You Own Body PowderWe use cornstarch for body powder especially in the summer months. It helps with chafing.

 

Bird's nest decorated with flowers.

Home Decorating - Bird StyleThis isn't really a tip, but I really wanted to share this picture. Apparently these birds took extra care when decorating their nest for their new baby. See the flowers that are woven into the nest!

 

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Getting Extra Paint Off Your Paint BrushUse a large rubber band to clean paint off your paintbrush. Simply place it over the center of the opened paint can instead of rubbing your brush against the edge of the can.

 

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Hammock Safety TipsBe very careful getting in and out of hammocks this summer. If you are using a Mayan hammock (the kind with no spreader bars) stand straddling the hammock, spread the fabric or mesh as you sit, then gingerly stretch the hammock and yourself out.

 

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Peanut Butter in a Kong ToyWant to keep your dog or puppy busy for a half hour? Fill a Kong toy with peanut butter and put it in the freezer. This is a perfect treat for a hot day or for when guests come over and you need to keep the dog off of them!

 

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Spray Foam Insulation Around Plumbing Access HolesUse that spray foam insulation around plumbing access holes in the floor to stop cold air.

 

For Smooth HairFor smooth hair I use Biosilk. It gives great shine and reduces frizzies to nothing.

 

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Bring Bags on Dog WalksIf you have a dog and need somewhere to store all the empty plastic bags for walks etc., put them in an empty Kleenex box by the door. They don't get in the way, and they don't look bad either.

 

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Cleaning Oil Paint off HandsWhile painting, if you have stained your hands with oil paint, it is not easily washable with water and soap. Instead apply a little baby oil and wash, there will be no sign of paint and your hands will be smooth without any roughness of the paint.

 

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Remembering All of Your ErrandsEvery time you have errands to run or a doctors appointment. MAKE A COMPLETE LIST. Or I promise you'll forget something. Especially questions you may have for the doctor.

 

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Really Strange JokeIf you're paddling upstream in a canoe and a wheel falls off, how many pancakes fit in a doghouse?

 

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Brewer's Yeast for Septic TanksBrewer's yeast can be used in the toilet once a month, to keep your septic tank leach lines flowing. It keeps the bacteria active in your septic system. No need for harsh chemicals.

 

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Making Orange Juice Easier on the TummyOrange juice is, for some people, hard on the tummy in the morning, I add 2 cups of water to a gallon of juice. It still tastes great, but it's easier on the tummy.

 

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Buy Extra StrawberriesWith strawberries in season and so plentiful and cheap where I live, I often buy a 3 pack for $3 (Can't buy just 1/$1) I rinse and stem the excess and freeze them in baggies, loosely packed.

 

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Clothespin AlternativesToday I ran out of clothespins as I was hanging my laundry out to dry. We recently purchased a house, and the previous owners left behind, among other things, a lifetime supply of coat hangers in the closets. I looked through them for the kind with clips to use as clothespins.

 

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Painting With Kids?Tips for painting with kids. Post your ideas.

 

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Homemade Pin Cushion?Tips and ideas for making your own pin cushion. Post your ideas.

 

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Recipes Containing Cooked Beets?I hope someone can help me get some recipes for beets. My sister-in-law does not like pickled beets but does like cooked beets, if anyone has recipes for cooked beet dishes it would be appreciated.

 

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Rotten Egg Smell in Dishwasher?We have a rotten egg smell in our dishwasher when it is turned on. We have rust in our water that I think turns the dishwasher black in the bottom. Please help me with this.

 

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Stain from Nail Polish Remover on Black Plastic?I spilled nail polish remover on a black plastic surface. Is it possible to remove the dullgrayish stain that now appears?

 

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Garden Gallary II "Sutton Place Studios" #GG3839?I am looking for a discontinues BLONDER wallpaper from Garden Gallary II "Sutton Place Studios" #GG3839.

 

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