August 11, 2005

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Creamy Italian Dressing RecipeRecipes for homemade creamy Italian Dressing.

 

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Ginger Cinnamon Fruit DipIn a small bowl, combine all the items except the fresh fruit. Mix well. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Serve with fresh fruit cubes.

 

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Cracker SaladFor a crunchy salad, mix together shortly before serving. Otherwise, crackers will become mushy.

 

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Basil and Onion Grilled VeggiesThe next time you are looking for a side dish for dinner, try making these grilled vegetables. This is a delicious way to enjoy fresh vegetables.

 

Articles

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Easy! Easy! Easy! DessertDump pie filling in bottom of baking dish. Pour dry cake mix on top of pie filling and pat evenly. Melt stick of butter and pour evenly over top of cake mix.

 

Jeans Quilt

Jeans QuiltI had 5 pairs of my children's old jeans and were beyond repair. So I cut them into 8 x 8 squares and some were 8 x 4 rectangles. I arranged them as I desired.

 

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Make Your Own Fruit or Pudding CupsInstead of paying extra money to buy the individual size fruit cups or pudding cups at the grocery store, just buy a large can of your choice of fruit or a couple packages of instant pudding mix.

 

A holiday scrapbook page.

Scrapbooking on a BudgetI have tons of pictures in photo albums but I recently met up with a new challenge, scrapbooking! While shopping this weekend I found a scrapbook at a tent sale for $2.00! It has 100 or more pages, is leather but has one drawback, it says Disneyland on the front.

 

Where's the Baby?If you ever lose a baby look under the couch. Abigail at 7 mos learning to crawl managed to get under the couch. This is also a good way of cleaning the dust under the couch!

 

Sharma (Chow, Golden Retriever)

Sharma (Chow, Golden Retriever)This is Sharma, a ten year old chow and golden retriever mix. We rescued our baby from an abusive home. But she is the queen of the house and controls the whole family by her beautiful charm.

 

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A Wall of Cooking UtensilsWhile visiting with an ex-neighbor in her new home, she had to give me a tour of the place. The one room that was the most intriguing to me was her kitchen.

 

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Saving on Overdraft ChargesMy husband and I have a debit card that was causing us a lot of problems. He'd use the card for everyday expenses (gas fill-ups, etc.) and forget to record the purchase and vice versa. Unfortunately, there were a few times that these slip-ups cost us $30 overdraft fees!

 

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Screwing in a Light Bulb JokeHow many light bulb joke tellers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

 

Questions

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Laptop Bag and Backpack Reviews?I'm going back to school and need some ideas on a good bag to get. Also, is it a good idea to get a laptop backpack instead of carrying a laptop bag around? I'm just worried that it will damage my laptop.

 

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Money Saving Strategies?Strategies to help people save money. Post your ideas.

 

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Disco Decorations?I'm supposed to organize the decorations for a school disco coming up in september. it's for years 7-9. Do you have any ideas? Balloons and streamers are pretty ordinary and the hall is average sized so they won't really have an effect on its appearance; i need ideas for colour schemes and low budget decorations that will create a partying atmosphere.

 

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Homemade Horse Shampoo?I am wondering what to use to wash my ponies with. I don't want to buy expensive horse shampoo. I think someone did send this tip in before but I can't find it now & have forgotten.

 

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Canned Tomato Paste Recipe?I'm getting ready to start canning and have lost my recipe on making tomato paste. I always make the paste out of extra tomatoes so I don't have to go to the store and buy any. if anyone has one please share with me I would appreciate it.

 

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Schumacher Wallpaper, Sprigs Of Lily Of The Valley?I am looking for a discontinued schumacher wallpaper, sprigs of lily of the valley with a green background.

 

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Yellow Spots From a Bleach Stick?I have a pair of white cotton capri's that have a few stains on them. I used a "bleach stick" on the stains and threw them in the hamper to be washed. At the end of the week, upon washing the capris, I found that they had yellowed wherever I had put the "bleach stick" on the stains.

 

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