June 28, 2005

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Chocolate - Ice Cream - Pudding DessertMelt margarine and mix with crumbs. Press into 9x13 inch cake pan. Blend milk with pudding until it starts to set. Blend in softened ice cream. Mixture will be thick and start to set soon. Pour into crust.

 

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Rocky Road Freezen a small bowl, combine the milk and chocolate syrup; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in chocolate mixture, marshmallows, chocolate chips and peanuts.

 

Candy Brownie Pizza

Candy Brownie PizzaA fun dessert "pizza" that will be as much fun to eat, as it is to make.

 

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Restaurant Style Green SalsaBoil ingredients, then blend in blender. Add lemon and salt to taste.

 

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Spiced Cranberry Raspberry SorbetIn a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, allspice and water. Bring to a boil; boil 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in raspberries.

 

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French Dip SandwichesPut all in slow cooker on slow 8 to 10 hours, or high 4 to 6 hours. Slice thin and use french rolls. The juice is served in small bowls.

 

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Use for Postage EnvelopesAfter going to the post office to buy stamps, sometimes they put them in one of their envelopes. They are often made of a material very similar to tracing paper. Keep these to use for when you need to make a pattern or tracing of some item, either for your child's school work or a craft project.

 

An American flag showing the stars and stripes.

Fourth of July Party PlanningPlanning the hottest Fourth of July party ever? Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks will tickle your guests' tummies, but how about tickling their senses, too? Here are some great tips for transforming your party into an explosive celebration.

 

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A Playpen for the PuppyIf you get a puppy, keep it in an old baby playpen with newspapers layered over an old shower curtain or other waterproof mat. Then the puppy can stay in the room with you without causing "accidents" on the carpet.

 

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Replacement Cuffs for a Jacket or SweaterI wear rib topped anklets (socks) every day, and I usually wear them completely out. I use the rib topping for replacement cuffs on jackets and sweaters. On a white double knit jacket I used pink. Then cut small hearts out of the top of the stocking and appliqued them on the pockets.

 

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The Hunger SiteWhen you click on the "Give Free Food" button it helps fund food for the hungry, paid for by site sponsors whose ads appear after you click. The food is provided to people around the world through the efforts of Mercy Corps and America's Second Harvest.

 

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Make Your Own Colored BottlesHave you ever priced any of those colored bottles that are popular? Why pay those prices? Make your own! My grandmother used to make her own. She'd collect bottles of all shapes and sizes: coffee jars, syrup bottles, ice cream topping jars, perfume bottles, etc. The fancier, the better.

 

Yellow rose.

Graham Thomas RoseGraham Thomas rose, spring 2005, This beautiful Old English yellow rose blooms wonderfully every spring in the "wild strawberry" area of my garden. It has a delicious perfume inviting you to sink your nose into its petals.

 

Antirrhinium F1 BronzeIf you have moss growing on your fences in the Garden, do not pull it out instead plant 'Antirrhinium F1 Bronze' to enhance the natural look of the garden.

 

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Uses Stencils for Cake DecoratingI often see stencils on sale and would love to have them, but I can only stencil so many walls! They are great for cake decorating.

 

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Shred Your Own CheesePre-shredded cheese is expensive so I have come up with a cheaper way to have this convenience. When I buy a block of cheese, I go ahead and grate the whole thing.

 

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Selling Extra Recipes at Yard SalesI print off recipes all the time, occasionally, I'll run across one that didn't suite our tastes. Rather than tossing it in the trash. I put it in a zipper style baggie. I do the same with recipe pamphlets I pick up at the grocery or get in the mail. Once the bag is full, I mark a price on it, $1 at the most and stash it away with my accumuluating stuff for my next yard sale.

 

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Mixing Boxes of CerealIf your kids (or you) prefer sweetened cereals, go ahead and purchase it. But for every box of sweet cereal, purchase a cereal that's not sweetened and mix the 2 boxes together, so that your kids will have the sweetened taste they love but not all the sugar.

 

Bandit (Lhasa Apso)

Bandit (Lhasa Apso)Bandit is a 10 yr.old Lhasa Apso that I got on Feb. 14, 1995. He likes to lay on his back and put his feet straight up in the air and scratch and wiggle on the carpet. He is so funny.

 

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Black Paint on White CarpetI have white berber carpet and I spilled black paint on it? I have already steam cleaned it and it still isn't off. What can I do?

 

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Baby Shower at WorkI need help planning a baby shower at work. We are having it in a conference room during business hours. She has already had 2 home showers. I'm not sure if I should handle as a family/friend shower. Has anyone had a work shower before?

 

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Simple Crafts for a Church BazaarOur church holds its annual bazaar every November. I am looking for some simple crafts that I could make and sell.

 

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Someting to Carry a Puppy InI am from Las vegas with a brand new puppy. Howie weighs about 10 lbs and is 4 months old. I need something to carry him in besides my arms when we go out or visiting.

 

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Cleaning a Solid ValanceWe recently have bought a new home. In the living room is a solid valance attached above the front window. It is beautiful -- except for the black dirt along the top of it. I don't know how to take it down, though I do have a few ideas about how to clean it once it is down. The fabric seems to be a heavy, cream, silk type of fabric.

 

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Getting Rid of Chirping BirdsEvery morning at 4:15 a.m., and all day, the birds wake and begin chirping in the holly tree, the oak tree and several others, none of which belong to me but surround my house. What can I do to drive them away to the forest of trees across the street?

 

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Recipes Using OatmealI know I have read a recipe for baked oatmeal in the newsletter, but now I can't find it. I have been given 2 very large boxes of original oatmeal. The type that takes a while to cook.

 

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Uses for Ripe FruitTips for using fruit that is soft and a little too ripe. Post your ideas.

 

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Dashboard Lights Going Off and OnThe dashboard lights in my car go off sometimes, then on for a while, then off again or flicker. Do you know what is causing this and is there a cheap way to fix it?

 

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Fun Centerpiece IdeasI need ideas I can make for centerpieces as well as activities for a 50th birthday. We want it to be fun and have lots of humor.

 

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