July 16, 2005

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Chicken Potato Cheese CasseroleMix together hash browns, velveeta cheese, chicken soup and sour cream. Put in 9x13 inch pan. Top with crushed potato chips and 1 stick margarine, melted.

 

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Pasta with AsparagusIn skillet, cook garlic, red pepper flakes and hot pepper sauce in oil and butter for 2 to 3 minutes. Add asparagus; salt and pepper; saute' until asparagus is crisp-tender, 8-10 minutes. Add Parmesan cheese; mix well. Pour over hot pasta.

 

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Strawberry SmoothiesBlend until all ingredients are combined. If the mixture seems too thick, add a little bit more milk. If it seems too runny, add a little more frozen strawberries.

 

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Baked CarrotsWash, scrape and slice carrots. Par boil 20 minutes and drain, reserving liquid. Cut up bacon and onion, brown. Put in greased baking dish and bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees, depending on how thin you slice carrots.

 

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Quick and Delicious Roast ChickenMany stores sell roasted whole chickens, but it is easy to do at home too. The chicken will be tender, delicious, and crisp!

 

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Cleaning With Isopropyl AlcoholIsopropyl Alcohol, also known as rubbing alcohol, is effective in many cleaning projects. Put it in a small spray bottle and it works well for cleaning and shining chrome faucets. It also can be helpful when trying to remove ink stains from fabric and upholstery.

 

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Algae on a Acrylic Fish TankWe have tried everything we know of to try to get green algae off of our acrylic tank. It looks horrible. If felt doesnt work, what else can we try without killing our fish or scratching our tank?

 

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Shop Around For ChecksDon't assume that your bank has the best price on checks. You can often find checks for as much as half the cost from other check suppliers.

 

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Cleaning With SaltSalt makes a wonderful and ecological friendly cleaner. A paste of salt and vinegar help clean tarnished brass or copper. If you spill wine or grape juice on your carpet you can cover the stain with salt to absorb much of the stain.

 

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Muddy FootprintsWhen you get muddy footprints in my house or car, sprinkle them with baking soda and let them dry. Once dry, vacuum up the dirt and then clean any leftover stain with Resolve or a similar carpet spot cleaner.

 

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Cleaning Glass Doors On Wood FurnitureIf you have a nice piece of furniture, like a China cabinet, with glass windows surrounded by wood, don't spray glass cleaner directly on the windows. Some of the cleaner is bound to get on the wood and can damage the finish.

 

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Air Out the House When CleaningDo yourself and your senses a favor by opening up windows when you use caustic cleaners. Opening up various windows and doors will help air circulate throughout the house and help freshen everything.

 

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Need Some Ideas for Making a Bed Frame?We recently moved into a new apartment and realized that our Queen size boxspring would not fit up the stairs into our bedroom. Our last bed frame broke, so we had just been using the boxspring and mattress on the floor.

 

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Foot Care?I have the WORST feet! Does anyone have suggestions on keeping then callous free, soft and smooth? I sure would appreciate it. I have decided I don't want to wear polish. I am looking for a totally natural look.

 

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Hawaiian Pie?In the 1960's my mother used to make the most delicious cold pie she called Hawaiian Pie. It used a prebaked coventional piecrust, and was filled with a layer of bananas and pecans, then a cooked custard filling, then more bananas, pecans and coconut, topped with whipped cream and more coconut.

 

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Cheap Kiln?I am in a need of help. I am trying to find a cheap kiln to buy for my projects. Any suggestions?

 

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Removing Wax From a Boat?I waxed my boat, had to leave for a week and now am having a hard time getting the wax off. I used an orbital polisher but that just seems to make it harder.

 

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Removing Paint From Rough Fogged Bathroom Window?I got paint on the rough fogged glass of my bathroom window. Most tip websites suggest using a razor blade, but that is for smooth normal glass. This is bumpy, bubbly fogged glass. The paint is in the grooves of the glass.

 

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Sleeping Tips?What is the best way to get a good night's sleep?

 

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