June 7, 2005

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Recipes

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Coconut KissesPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat egg whites at high speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.

 

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Unstuffed Green PeppersBrown beef with onion and green peppers. Drain. Add tomatoes and rice. Heat until hot and serve. This is a quick and easy dinner.

 

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Coconut Crunch PieCombine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl, mixing well. Set aside. Beat egg whites and salt at high speed of an electric mixer until foamy.

 

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Frozen Daiquiri SaladIn a blender container combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, egg custard mix and daiquiri mix. Blend at high speed for approximately 2 minutes. Fold in the drained pineapple and nuts.

 

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Fresh Raspberry-Lemon PieBeat cream cheese, dry pudding mix, milk and lemon peel in large bowl until well blended. Gently stir in 1 cup raspberries

 

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Strawberry-Vanilla ShortcakesCut each cake slice diagonally in half to make a triangle. Place 1 cake piece on each dessert plate.

 

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Jello LollipopsStir boiling water into jello stirring until completely dissolved. Let stand for 5 minutes.

 

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Floating Fruit ParfaitsPour boiling water into large bowl, add gelatin and stir until all dissolved. Add cold water and ice cubes and stir until ice is completely melted. Remove 3/4 cup of gelatin, pour evenly over over strawberries.

 

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Ice Cream Serving TipsTips and ideas for serving ice cream. Post your ideas.

 

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Leah with Sonny, Cher (Pomeranians), Leroy...This is my wonderful grandaughter Leah, She was 4 Years old at this time. As you can tell a Real animal lover! The two dogs are mine, Sonny and Cher, The Ferret is named Leroy Brown, he is Hers and I don't know what the gerbils name is. But she loves him too!

 

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Shopping For a Redecorating ProjectTake pictures of the room that you are decorating with you when you go shopping. It will make it easier to match decorations with the room.

 

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Purchase a Bottle of Flaxseed OilIt is available at your local Whole Foods or natural foods store and use it to dress your salads. Since you need one tablespoonful a day, if you don't use it all as salad dressing, use it on hot vegetables or in your morning oatmeal. Saves money on salad dressing and also boosts your heart health!

 

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A Recipe To Live ByBlend one cup of love and one half cup of kindness, add alternately in small portions, one cup of appreciation and three cups of pleasant companionship into which has been sifted three teaspoons of deserving praise.

 

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Measuring for Polar Fleece BlanketsWhen buying fabric to make fleece blankets, get one with a plaid background, to save time in measuring for making the fringe around the edges. Use the width of your thumb for the width of each fringe, and the length of the scissors to the length of the fringe.

 

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Baby Teeth and the DentistEveryone teaches their children to brush their teeth, but lots of people don't think of baby teeth. Baby's teeth should be brushed every day as soon as they come in. And children should see a dentist as early as 1-2 years of age.

 

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Composting With Sawdust and Grass ClippingsA quick and easy compost method if you don't have manure but do have a good supply of grass clippings. Grass is quite high in nitrogen. Mix one part of sawdust with four parts of fresh grass clippings.

 

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Mailing a Bible JokeThe lady went to the Post Office to mail an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country.

 

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Disposable Pie Plate As Make-Do ColanderIf you're in a bind, you can make a quick, disposable colander by punching holes in an aluminum pie plate and bending it a bit to the shape you need. This is especially useful for picnics and camping.

 

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Apron Caddy for GardeningA handy and step-saving device for gardening is an apron. Buy or make one with large, deep pockets. They're great for holding seedlings, seed packets, small trowels, and other tools.

 

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Easy Outdoor Bird Feeders and BathsClean an empty 2 liter bottle. Replace the cap and cut a hole on the side close to the top. For a feeder, cut a hole on both sides of the bottle. Tie a shoe string around the neck of the bottle and tie on a sturdy branch. Fill the bottle with bird seed, or water for a bath.

 

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Starbucks - Grounds for GrowthIn the spring and summer, Starbuck's has their Grounds for Growth, where they bag and give away free used coffee grounds. Spread these around under roses and any other acid loving plants. Recycling at its best!

 

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Natural Decor Items for the GardenCollect some interesting rocks and driftwood to place in your flowerbeds. This way, small plants can be grouped by them, bulbs can peek from behind them and crawling controllable plants can trail over them. An empty tree stump is an exotic planter!

 

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Easy to Take SaladHere's a thrifty, easy, low fat salad for carrying to work. Begin by making a bed of torn lettuce leaves and shredded carrots, then add chunks of raw apple or orange, pieces of low-fat mozzarella, and a handful of soy nuts.

 

Questions

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Nicotine On Wood Cabinets?I have some wood kitchen cabinets with natural stain with heavy nicotine on them. How can I clean them back to thier normal look?

 

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Removing Rust From a Baby Blanket?I've had my baby blanket for about 20yrs or so and it now has rust on it in different spots. I would like to no if anyone has any ideas on how I would go about removing it.

 

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Organizing Your Change?Tips for organizing your coins. Post your ideas.

 

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Quickly Removing Cigarette Smells From Clothing?How do you eliminate cigarette smells from clothes as quickly as possible?

 

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Ideas for Mickey Mouse Quilt?My friend is having a baby and she wants a homemade Mickey Mouse quilt for the baby and her two sons. The boys both have a twin bed and she wants to have a matching set. She doesn't know how to make them and needs some ideas.

 

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Netflix for Books?I recently found a reference to a service that lets you set up a request list for books - similar to the personalized movie lists available on NetFlix - and check out a given book, much like a library.

 

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Signature Pattern ss14844 Canada by North American Decorative Products, Inc.I am looking for 1 roll of a discontinued wall paper to avoid repapering my entire kitchen. The brand name is Signature and it is made in Canada by North American Decorative Products, Inc. The pattern number is ss14844.

 

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Cleaning Aluminum Rings on Gas Stove Top?Does anyone have any non-toxic options for cleaning those aluminum/alloy rings that sit under the burners on gas stove tops? They are removable so I could soak them in something (hot soapy water doesn't cut it) - Any ideas?

 

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Paint on Truck Seat?My husband recently bought a new Dodge Ram pickup. I accidently spilled paint on the front seat. Any ideas for removing it?

 

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Baby Safe Cupboard Ideas?I'm interested in suggestions for securing a lazy susan type cupboard. Our toddler is starting to show an interest in opening the cupboards and drawers in the kitchen and we are concerned about him pinching his fingers in the lazy susan. Has anyone found a resolution to this issue?

 

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How Long Should I Wait To Plant Ground Cover?I have 3 steep banks I can't mow so I am putting ground cover on them. What I need to know is how long I should wait to plant the ground cover after using a vinegar solution to kill the weeds and grass on the banks?

 

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Natural Bug Repellents?My girls are going to summer camp soon and I would like to give them a natural way to keep the bugs away. I am really anti-chemical and would like to stay away from the bug repelents that you find in the stores. I know some people may recommend dryer sheets (they seem to work for so many things) but I've read an article that they contain dangerous chemicals.

 

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Shrug Knitting Pattern?I am looking for an easy knitted shrug pattern. Anyone know of one?

 

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How To Use a Broiler for Fish?How do you use the broiler in the oven. I have a recipe for salmon but I'm not sure how to use it. I thought you were suppose to leave the door ajar but that would really heat up your house. If this is the way to do it, is there a way to adapt broiled recipes to baking temps?

 

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Repairing Tiles and Dry Wall on a Shower Wall?I have a wall in my shower that had cracked tiles and started out to be a small hole but now it has grown. I am covering it with a poster board. I am wondering what to do to repair the sheetrock and retile it? Who would I call to help me fix this, a plumber or a contractor? Any suggestions?

 

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