July 14, 2005

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Strawberry Poppyseed SaladBeat dressing mixture with wire whisk and toss all salad ingredients. Serves 6.

 

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Quick and Easy Cinnamon BreadThaw the loaf of bread. Roll it out flat on a floured surface. Spread the butter or margarine on the flattened dough. Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl; sprinkle over the buttered surface of the dough.

 

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Beef RagoutIn 1 gallon plastic bag, combine flour, salt and pepper; add meat pieces. Shake to coat. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, brown meat and onions in oil.

 

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Adding Blended Fruit When BakingI take fruits and put them into a blender and then bake breads, biscuits, cakes etc. with this blend. This way I only have to add a pinch or two of oil. They come out tasteful and really good.

 

Man lying on floor next to sitting dog.

Sable and Daddy (Rat Terrier/Chihuahua)Here's Sable! Sable is a 4 year old Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix. We received her from my fiance's sister after she had her first born. This is our first born and she is spoiled to death! She is a Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix. She loves to sleep with us.

 

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Bringing a Thermos To WorkYou can save money by bringing coffee to work in a thermos rather than buying it there. Before filling your thermos with coffee, fill it up with hot tap water and let it sit for a few minutes.

 

A quilt made from recycled jeans.

First Jeans Quilt with PocketThis is the first quilt that we made with our old jeans. It came out sew sew. Notice the pockets on the bottom. What a great place to put our clickers in.

 

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Salt for Oven FiresKeep salt close at hand to throw on oven fires in the bottom of your oven. Once the oven has cooled, the salt will aid in cleaning up the spill that caused the fire. Baking soda also works well for this.

 

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Keeping Items Together at Your Yard SaleWhen planning a yard sale or clothing swap, if you've got any 2 pc. or 3 pc. clothing sets, pin them together, so parts of them don't get sold and the others are left.

 

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Training Your Dog To Lay DownTips to help train your dog to lay down. Post your ideas.

 

Melt old candles in jar on warmer.

Recycling Old CandlesDo you have a favorite candle that the wick has burned completely down? Recycle it the easy way. It will involve a minimal expense, but it is well worth the investment.

 

Bird sitting on computer table.

Duncan (Australian Galah)This is my pet bird 'Duncan'. He an Australian Galah. I got him as he was emerging from his egg so I am the only mother he knows, he was found in a nest when a tree was chopped down with 2 other half hatched babies. I reared them and believe me it wasn't all fun.

 

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Calcium Deposits in Water Heater?My husband and I moved into our home back in December. We have noticed when the dish washer runs, or right after we take showers, that we hear a loud rumble in the ceiling of our dining room (the water heater is above that in the attic). My mom thinks it is calcium build up in the heater.

 

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Good 'n Plenty Recipes?I was in Lancaster, PA recently and ate at Good 'n Plenty restaurant. I would like to have recipes for their broasted chicken, cabbage & green pepper salad and a dish made of fresh green beans, cucumbers, celery, carrot shavings and I forget what else. It was marinated in a sweet & sour dressing (I think).

 

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Highway Paint on Car?I have speckles of white highway paint all over my car. It is from when they were painting the white lines on the road I was driving on. I guess I could get it detailed for like $125, but I wanted to know if anyone knows of a home remedy or anything that will get that stuff of my Saturn car.

 

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Water Filter Reviews?I was wondering what other people use for filters. What is the cost of the unit and replacement filters? Ease of use? How frequently do you need to replace the filters? Are you happy with it? Why?

 

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Big Tomato Plants, But No Tomatoes?I am growing tomatoes in a container but have plants over 5 feet tall and only one tomato so far. What am I doing wrong and how do I fix it?

 

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Popcorn Tips?Tips for popping and flavoring popcorn. Post your ideas.

 

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Setting the Colors on Tie-Died Shirts?My grandchildren have already tie-died some cotton shirts. They are dry. Now, what do I soak them in to set the colors? I remember something about using salt in solution ...

 

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Restoring the Enamel Inside a Crockpot?I have a crockpot with a removable crock and I kept it plugged in with water in it on low to warm baby bottles in a hurry and now it looks as if the enamel, or whatever the inside is made of, has come off in spots.

 

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Freezing Carrot Juice?I have just cropped three wheelbarrow loads of carrots. We use carrot juice every morning and I'm wondering if anyone has tips for freezing the juice. I could either freeze the carrot whole and juice them when needed, or make up the raw juice and freeze that. I'm not sure if the juice would need to be processed though.

 

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Party For a Beauty School Graduate?My daughter is 19 years old and she has been going to beauty school. In september she will be graduating and getting her license. I would love to throw her a big party but my crafty ideas are pretty much gone. I need help in planning it.

 

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Eliminating Musty Smells From a Room?Tips and ideas for eliminating musty smells. Post your ideas.

 

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Training Your Dog To Stay?Tips to help you train your dog to stay. Post your ideas.

 

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How to Create a Palm Tree Centerpiece?I want to make palm tree as my table centerpiece. How should I do that? I do not want to use the metallic palm trees available in the party store.

 

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Termite Control?My husband and I bought our home back in December. Are we long overdue for a termite inspection?

 

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The Many Uses For Vinegar?There are tons of uses for vinegar. From cleaning to killing weeds. Post your ideas.

 

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Coloring Your Own Hair?Now that I've gotten, um... "older", my hair, which used to be an awful mousey brown color has turned a silvery blonde color. I remember that all my aunts on my mom's side had hair this color. It must be our Swedish/Danish heritage. My aunts used to refer to it as Nordic Blonde.

 

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Training Your Dog to Sit?Tips for training your dog to sit. Post your ideas.

 

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Tongue Despressor Christmas Favor?I would like a suggestion for a Christmas favor for a nursing home tray item. We have the depressors, just need a fresh idea of how to decorate them so they can be placed on the dining table for the holidays.

 

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Recipe for Bread at Olga's?Does anyone have a recipe for the bread from Olga's eating place? It's the bread that they use to wrap your food up. My kids love it, is it some sort of Pita bread?

 

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Book textural surroundings. Page 183 TS8113?I need to get 4 single rolls of wallpaper. Book textural surrondings. Page 183 TS8113

 

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Imperial Wall Border #1332019 - Lot #01511?I am trying to find wall border made by Imperial item # 1332019 - lot # 01511 it has a yellowish background with cups and saucers plates and a tea pot all in floral motif. My sister is in need of 2 more rolls ...

 

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