July 23, 2005

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Zucchini Squash CasseroleBoil zucchini slices in small amount of water for 6 minutes; drain. While squash is cooking, brown ground meat; drain off fat.

 

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Stuffed Bacon BurgersIn a bowl, combine ground beef, soup mix and water; mix well. Shape into 12 thin patties. Place a cheese slice on 6 of the patties. Cover each with another patty.

 

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How to Make Dilled Garlic Vinegar Use this delicious herbal vinegar in sauces, marinades, salad dressings, on seafood and any other ways you normally use vinegar. It will also make a delightful gift to a cook or homemaker - just attach a ribbon and a recipe.

 

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Tree Lime FloatTop a glass of ginger ale/lime soda with a scoop of lime sherbert.

 

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Zucchini-Lemon BarsAnother yummy way to use up that extra zucchini!

 

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Spaghetti Pie in MicrowaveCook spaghetti according to directions; drain. Stir into hot spaghetti the butter, Parmesan cheese and eggs. Form mixture into a 10 inch glass pie plate to form a crust.

 

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Grilled or Broiled ZucchiniWash, dry, and halve lengthwise the zucchini and arrange in a single layer on a greased broiler pan or hinged grill. Score zucchini diagonally. Melt butter and add lemon-pepper seasoning and garlic salt.

 

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Mushroom Salisbury SteakCombine meats, crumbs and seasonings. Make into flat patties. Brown and pour off fat. Stir soups and water together; pour over meat.

 

Articles

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Adding Gluten When Baking BreadAdd 1/2 Tbsp. of gluten per cup of flour when baking bread for a much better texture.

 

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Uses For PaintbrushesThere are many uses for paint brushes, other than painting. Some of these are:

 

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Freezing Green TomatoesDon't waste all the green tomatoes left over at the end of the growing season. Wash and slice the tomatoes. Pour out some yellow cornmeal in a shallow dish.

 

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Deodorizing Your Pet LabFor Labrador Retrievers, mix one part Listerine with one part water and spray on after bathing to cut down on the Lab smell.

 

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A Man Shopping JokeA man walks into a pharmacy and wanders up and down the aisles. The sales girl notices him and asks him if she can help him.

 

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Brightening Your Day By Helping Someone ElseIn my many years of living I have found that the best pick-me-up for depression is to get your mind off your own problems and do something to cheer someone else up.

 

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A Kid's Best Friend (Christian and Daisy, Labrador Retriever)This is a photo of my Grandson, Christian, and his pet Daisy. She's a yellow Lab, who loves to play Baseball and is a pretty good outfielder.

 

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A Couple Driving Down the Road JokeA couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?"

 

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Cleaning Cast Iron Pots and PansI put them in a plastic garbage bag, soaked a towel with ammonia, and left it tied in bag for several days (maybe 4 days.) As I took each one out to wash and clean, I left the others in the bag. They clean well with a little elbow "grease". They looked almost new.

 

Baby Shower Pin (Favor)

Baby Shower Pin (Favor)This is the picture for the baby shower pin favor that I sent you on the website. I think that this will be a crowd favorite. I will be passing them out for all the guest at my best friends shower this weekend. I love them and they are so cute!

 

Mini-book of Financial Wisdom on Key Chain

Mini-book on Financial WisdomEver wonder what to do with those sample credit cards sent your way to entice your business?

 

Diaper Cake

Baby Diaper Cake for ShowerThis is a photo of a Diaper Cake my niece recieved at her baby shower. It was made from pampers and stacked two layers high. Tiny ribbon weaved through it held it together and small "necessities" were tucked around the layers.

 

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Wasp NestsA nest of wasps or hornets has taken up residence under the wooden terracing/steps in my yard. I've sprayed the area as much as I could with commercial products, at night when they are in the nest, but since it is under the wood I can't get them all.

 

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Cluster of TicksMy neighbor's dog pretty much lives at my house and I noticed that he has a cluster of ticks on his shoulder. There were probably 8 ticks of various sizes! I got some of them off and noticed a swollen area with some pus. I am guessing it is infected.

 

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What is a Floating Shower?I was wanting to know if anyone can tell me about a baby shower that's called a floating shower. I don't know anything about it, hopefully some of you all do.

 

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Voodoo on the Bayou Themed PartyI am planning a Voodoo on the Bayou - Romp in the Swamp party for my daughter's 12th birthday. Any ideas or suggestions would be welcomed. I am going to shy away from the evil aspect of Voodoo, and concentrate on things like "Love Potions", palm reading, etc...

 

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Pennsylvania Scan Right Price Guarantee LawDoes Pennsylvania have a scan right price guarantee law? If so, how do I obtain a copy of it?

 

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House Training a 15 Month Old DogOur Lakeland Terrier is 15 months old and we are having a difficult time getting him to hold his bodily functions until he gets outside. He will not usually poop or pee in the house when we are with him, but if we leave him alone or if he wakes up in the morning before we do, he will do his business as he pleases.

 

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Cleaning Kids' PoolsLast year I read a post about keeping kids pools cleaner by using regular bleach. I have lost the post and now need to know. Anyone remember or have any information?

 

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Mites or Bedbugs on ChairHow can I rid a large upholstered chair (chaise) of unseen biting insects (bedbugs, mites)?

 

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Tigers vs. Wildcats FloatThis year, my school, the Wirt County Tigers, are playing the Hannon Wildcats for Homecoming. As president of the junior class float committee, I would like some help thinking of themes for our float. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Black Water Stains On WoodI am wondering if anyone has an idea on how to get black water stains out of wood. I had a plant that leaked and now the wooden window ledge had a water stain!

 

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Baseball Party I want to have a birthday party for my son who is turning seven. We have a baseball theme and have planned to have a pinata. What other games would be fun? Since his birthday is in August, school friends are not always available so I do not know how many kids will be there.

 

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