August 17, 2005

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Spaghetti (Crock Pot)Probably the very best I ever tasted... and I've tasted lots of spaghetti!

 

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Hungarian Goulash (Crockpot)Recipe for making Hungarian Goulash in your crockpot.

 

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Cabbage Rolls in the Crock PotRecipe for making cabbage rolls in your crockpot.

 

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Margie's Crockpot RecipesRight now it seems like it will "never" be cool enough for these hardy meals, but fall is just around the corner. These are some of my very favorite meals made in the crockpot. I have a 6 quart one for two people. I freeze several meals from each big batch. Hope you enjoy these as much as we do.

 

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Buttermilk Chocolate CakeBring to boil margarine, water and Quik. Mix sugar, flour, soda and salt. Mix buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. add sugar mixture to buttermilk mixture and mix well, then add first mixture.

 

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Delicious Cake Mix MuffinsThis is a really simple yet delicious recipe for muffins.

 

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Cleaning Car Floor MatsI cleaned my car mats that had coffee stains, cola stains and dirt on them by filling my large deep sink and putting Mr. Clean in and letting them soak. After a while, I took them out and washed them off with a hose outside on the driveway. They came out beautifully clean.

 

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Getting More from a Cake MixI remember reading somewhere that you can add some extra flour to a cake mix to get enough batter for an extra layer. The mix already has enough sugar, flavoring, etc, to support it. Does anyone know how much flour or additional liquid to add?

 

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Cleaning Your StoveWhen cleaning the kitchen after a meal, spray the stove area with cleaner first, then leave it to allow the cleaner to work. Do another task. When you get back to the stove, it will wipe clean-no scrubbing.

 

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Ice Cube TipsTips for making and storing ice cubes. Post your ideas.

 

Tan terrier mix lying down.

Colby (Terrier Mix)Colby is 5 months old. He is a terrier mix. He was born with a hernia on the front of his chest and when he turned 5 months old we had it removed. He is just a joy to have around.

 

A rainbow made from clear pony beads.

Beaded Rainbow Window SparklerA cheery beaded rainbow that you can hang in your window.

 

Robbie's 19th BirthdayWanted to share this with you : ) We had my daughter Robbie's 19th and I went to the bank and got her:

 

A Primer on PaintAccording to the EPA, our indoor air is up to 3 times more polluted than our outdoor air and paints and finishes are among the biggest contributor. Just about all of us have a shelf in the basement or a cabinet in the garage containing paint cans leftover from past projects.

 

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Preparing Fresh Fruit for the WeekI buy seedless watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew, or grapes, and cut it all up into a large covered bowl, and eat fresh fruit all week. For breakfast, I pour a carton of non-fat yogurt and a handful of low-fat granole on top. Healthy and light!

 

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Organizing Your Home CalendarBuy just one calendar and hang it up by the front door or in the kitchen. Hang a pen on it so everyone in the family can write down important things to remember.

 

bamboo decoration

Bamboo DecorationI'm on a very tight budget, but still want my apartment to look nice! Here's one of the simple ways I've "decorated." I bought three bamboo plants (at about $2 each, I think), and then put them in a bright blue vase.

 

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Sewing Kits for MenI work for a guy who I know couldn't sew on a button to save his life. I made him a little sewing kit with pre-threaded needles (I threaded them) in black and white, and extra shirt buttons. I then taught him to sew a button, and he now has everything he needs at his fingertips.

 

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Cooking With Dried Seafood?I like trying unusual foods. With this in mind, friends recently gave me a collection of dried seafood (sea cucumber, clams or pips, and dried oysters) from a Chinese store. I don't know what to do with them. Apparently I soak them, but then what?

 

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Looking For Peg Board Game Pieces?We have made a "peg board" game but cannot find pieces to go into the holes to play the game. We have looked in flea markets, toy stores, party stores, etc. Any suggestions?

 

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Cleaning a York Stone Fireplace?Does anyone know how to clean a York Stone fireplace? Any ideas would be helpful.

 

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Caring For Goldfish?Tips for caring for goldfish. Post your tips.

 

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