June 6, 2005

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Recipes

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Mediterranean SaladCombine lettuce, feta cheese, grape halves, and toasted pine nuts in a large bowl; set aside.

 

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Yellow BirdsCombine all ingredients in blender and blend until frothy. Stir well. Serve over ice.

 

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Toasted Coconut PieCombine first 5 ingredients; stir in coconut. Pour mixture into pastry shell. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 30 minutes, shielding pie with aluminum foil the last 10 minutes.

 

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Banana Blueberry SmoothieCombine first 4 ingredients in container of an electric blender. Add enough ice cubes to bring mixture to 4 cup level. Blend until mixture is smooth, and serve immediately.

 

Plate of stuffed yellow pepper halves.

Stuffed Capsicum PeppersHeat 1 tbsp oil. Put mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add chopped ginger and chopped chilies. Finely add mashed potatoes and mix it properly. Put this masala aside.

 

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Eggplant SaladThis recipe is a great way to prepare eggplant. Combined with other fresh vegetables, it is perfect as a side dish or a light meal.

 

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Pineapple Strawberry FloatCombine pineapple, strawberries, 1 cup strawberry soda, and 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream in blender; process until mixture is smooth. Divide mixture evenly into 6 glasses.

 

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Peach PetalsCombine first 4 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Add enough ice cubes to bring mixture to the 5 cup level. Process until smooth. Serve immediately.

 

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Frosty Lime FizzCombine first 3 ingredients in blender and process until blended. Add 2 cup lime sherbet to pineapple juice mixture; process until smooth.

 

Articles

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Stewardess JokeAn airline captain was breaking in a very pretty new stewardess. The route they were flying had a stay-over in another city, so upon their arrival, the captain showed the stewardess the best place for airline personnel to eat, shop, and stay overnight.

 

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Teresa's Baked PotatoesGet 2 or more baking potatoes. Tear off aluminum foil pieces for each potato and set the potatoes on them. Then slice open part way. Put butter in the middle along with salt, pepper and parmesan cheese.

 

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Dicing Chicken Into Uniform CubesDicing chicken uniformly escaped me for years, but I have finally managed to figure it out so all the pieces of breast meat are uniform in cubes without the mangling and shredding.

 

blue and green parrot

Large Parrot TipsFor easy cage clean-ups I place newspapers on the tray on the bottom of their cages. For bathing I put warm water in a spritzing bottle and spray them.

 

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Saving Money on Teenage Driver's InsuranceWe have found that having a teenage driver was a big drain on our insurance premiums. One thing that has helped a lot, though, is that we have her restricted to driving the oldest car.

 

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Three Pronged Method for Grocery SavingsI use a three-pronged method to saving money at the grocery store and it can work for you, too. First, always cut and use coupons.

 

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What A Child Hears JokeHow many times has this happened to one of us? A visiting minister spoke eloquently during the offertory prayer. "Dear Lord" he began ...

 

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My Sweet Onyx (Toy Poodle)My dogs name is Onyx. He is almost 1 year old. He is special because he almost died at birth. He's a Poodle and they have to clip their tails. Well, they clipped it too short and he almost bled to death.

 

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Kerosene for StainsWhen you have tried everything else to get that stain out try this: Kerosene!
Kerosene will bring out just about any stain there is.

 

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Chore OrganizationWrite down chores you need to do on a regular basis on index cards and divide them by daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal, yearly, etc. Include yearly home system maintenance upkeep which will save your home down the road.

 

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Pulling Skin Off of ChickensI use paper towels when pulling the skin off of chicken before cooking. It has a great grip, and you can throw the whole thing away.

 

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Simple and Easy Cleaning Wipes RecipesFor quick clean-ups I make these cleaner containers. They're fun, no mess, and older kids (notice I stressed older because these cleaners are toxic if ingested) love to use them, too!

 

Questions

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Elimination Diet Recipes?My doctor recently requested that I start an elimination diet where I stop eating all WHEAT, DAIRY and CHOCOLATE, and I already do not eat MEAT. Does any one have any recipes that do not contain any of these items? It has been very hard for me to find any that do not contain all of these.

 

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Dry Scalp Hair Treatments?I have very dry scalp and hair problems. What are some homemade secrets to fix this? It is very embarrassing and I need help!

 

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Lawn Fertilizer Tips? I have never heard such cool ideas as I've heard from this site. Now, I consider myself a pretty resourceful guy. My wife and I bought our first house about 16 months ago so I'm always looking for a way to stretch the budget. Can anyone suggest a tip for lawn fertilizer? I'm open to everything.

 

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Rust on Tricycle?How do I get rust off of my son's tricycle?

 

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Oil Paint Odour?Is there any way I can remove odours from oil paint? It was bought by mistake and used in the bedroom. The windows have been open for 2 days and still just as strong.

 

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Bar of Soap Clogging the Toilet?A bar of soap is clogging our guest toilet causing overflow upon flushing. Snaking removed a small part of the bar but enough remains lodged to cause the problem to continue. Any tips on disolving the soap bar quickly while keeping the toilet intact?

 

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Rubber Duck invitations?I'm having a baby shower in late June for a niece. I'd like to decorate with Rubber Ducks as a theme. I know it will not be hard to get decorations together, but I'd love invitations with ducks on them. Has anyone seen them or has a cute idea of how to make them?

 

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Tapioca Pudding Recipes and Tips?Requesting a tapioca pudding recipe. I do as the instructions tell me to do, but it just doesn't come out like my mother's. Does anyone have any tricks up their sleeves I can use? I will appreciate greatly any info.

 

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Organizing Your Upright Freezer?Ideas for organizing an upright freezer. Post your ideas.

 

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Painting a Room With Salmon Colored Carpet?I am 47 from canada and I am painting my spare room and don't know what color to paint it. It is 10 feet by 11 feet and I have a forest green sofa and salmon color carpet. What color should I paint my walls?

 

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How can I get rid of the magpies but keep the rest of the birds?We have all sorts of beautiful birds in our backyard: finches, wrens, quail, robins, and they all seem to get along just fine. We enjoy watching them and feeding them. But now a group of magpies has settled in the area and chase the birds away from their feeders, and will even divebomb our dogs if they get too close! Any idea on how to chase the magpies away but without killing them and to ensure that the rest of the birdies stay?

 

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