August 15, 2005

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Honey Mustard PretzelsMelt butter in small saucepan, remove from heat and stir in honey mustard, worcestshire sauce, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce. Place pretzels in a foil lined 13x9 inch pan.

 

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Gingerbread with Raspberry-Pear SauceServe sauce warm or cool over wedges of gingerbread. Garnish each serving with sweetened whipped cream, if desired. Makes 8 servings.

 

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Fizzy Ice TeaSteep 4 green tea bags in 2 cups boiling water according to directions. Discard tea bags. Add 1 can frozen juice concentrate (such as, cranberry-raspberry or apple-cherry, etc.) Cover and chill.

 

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Creme De Menthe CakeMix cake according to box directions. Add creme de menthe. Bake in greased and floured 9x13 pan; cool. Add fudge topping. Top with Cool Whip and creme de menthe.

 

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Cottage Cheese And Apple SnacksThis dip is delicious with apples, but can be enjoyed with many other fruits too.

 

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Chicken ScampiHeat butter in skillet. Cook chicken 10 minutes or until browned. Add soup, water, lemon juice, and garlic. Heat to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes or until done. Serve over your choice of cooked pasta.

 

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Blaze A Trail MixPlace all ingredients in a plastic bag or container. Shake to mix and store in cool, dry area for up to 2 weeks. Makes 10 servings

 

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Bundt CakeCombine cake mix and pudding mix. Either instant or regular pudding may be used; they're both fine. Put dry pudding mix directly into the dry cake mix for the first step.

 

Articles

Butterfly Napkin Rings

Butterfly Napkin RingsUse this beaded napkin ring at your next meal to add a special touch to your place settings.

 

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Slicing BaconWhen preparing to slice raw bacon, pancetta, or any other meat, slip it into the freezer for a few minutes. Remove from freezer & proceed to slice. It will be easier to slice than before.

 

Save Energy With Trees

Save Energy With TreesAccording to the Department of Energy, strategic planting of as few as three trees can provide the average household with an energy savings of between $100-$250 annually. It may be the best long-term investment for reducing heating and cooling costs.

 

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Keeping Ants Off TreesI wrap duct tape with the sticky side out around all my trees. Keeps any little critters like ants off of my trees.

 

Display Cookie Cutters On Walls

Display Cookie Cutters on WallsHere's a way to display my cookie cutters. Some are gifts, some are ones I bought, some are my mom's, and some are my grandmother's. I can't tell you what wonderful memories they all hold for me, as I can remember why I bought or received every one.

 

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Protecting Sheets and MattressesTo stop incontinence from staining your sheets and mattresses, place a rather large rubber-backed bathroom rug with a soft top under the butt area, and nothing will get through to the sheets or below.

 

Fall flower floral frame.

Dried Floral FrameLike old memories, dried flowers have a comforting appeal. What better way to incorporate dried flowers into your décor than using them to decorate a photo frame? This simple project takes only a few minutes, and it makes great gifts for any occasion.

 

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Double Check Your Tire Changing ToolsWhile at home, before going on a trip, check the original manufacturer's tire tool kit to see if you can change the tire if needed.

 

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Removing Nails From DrywallHere's a tip for removing nails from drywall without denting it. I have usually used a piece of wood and a hammer but I couldn't always get in tight spots like next to the molding of a window.

 

garden path

Beautiful Garden PathI have 3 teenagers and a 9 year old. We went rock "hunting" and searched all over for free wood chips. Filled the truck load after load and layed the chips down on top of plastic. And made this garden path on the side of our home.

 

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Placemat Tote BagI have been making purses or tote bags using placemats. Most placemats are lined or reversible so there is no need to line the purses. Just fold the place mat in half and sew a seem up each side.

 

Nitro (Rottweiler/Lab)

Nitro (Rottweiler/Lab)This is Nitro. He is a 5 year old Rotti/lab mix. We have had him since he was 8 weeks old and he is a wonderful dog. His best friend is a deaf cat whom he sleeps with.

 

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Selling Books at Your Yard SaleIf you have lots and lots of books to sell at your yard sale, rather than letting them sell for .25 cents each. Put a pail or small bucket nearby so your shoppers can use as a shopping cart and then sell the bucket load for a bigger price, say $2-$3 minus the bucket.

 

Questions

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Olga's Sauce?Does anyone have a recipe for Olga's basic sauce?

 

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Refrigerator Not Maintaining Temperature During the Day?Our refrigerator seems to be not working well. At night, the temp is around 4C. But during day time, it is hovering around 10C to 12C. What could be the problem? It is 15 years old. Is it worth it to fix it or should I go for a new one?

 

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Snakes In Bedroom?I live in upstate NY. And every summer my parents get snakes in their bedroom. We've seeled off every hole inside and out but they always seem to get in. How do I stop them from coming in.

 

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Braun Shaver Clean & Charge Cartridges?Does anyone know a recipe for the alcohol based cleaning fluid in the Braun Clean & Charge Refills?

 

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Cleaning a Tanning Bed?I have just got a tanning bed. I'm not sure what to clean it with. I don't want to buy the expensive cleaning stuff from the company ir possible. Any ideas?

 

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Inexpensive Party In New Zealand?I am turning 40 in October. I would like to have an inexpensive but fun get together of about 20 of my girlfriends. I live in a small town in New Zealand and we are in the middle of a very cold and chilly winter.

 

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Mustard Stain on Shirt?What can I use to clean a mustard stain from a white cotton shirt?

 

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Warm Fuzzies and Cold Pricklies Story?I am looking for a story that was read to me when I was in middle school which was a very long time ago. I can't remember the exact name of it but it was something along the lines of Warm Fuzzies and Cold Pricklies.

 

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2002 Chrysler Town & Country?When do you need to flush a transmission on a 2002 Town & Country?

 

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