August 19, 2005

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Extreme Banana Nut BreadWhen I make this recipe for us, I cut the recipe in half and I either make 1 loaf, or approximately 10 muffins.

 

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Low Calorie Creamy BonbonsIn a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, Splenda and vanilla until smooth. Stir in coconut until combined. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

 

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Lemon-Raspberry Pudding CakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a shallow dish, spread raspberries in dish. From the lemons, grate 1 Tbsp. of the peel and squeeze 1/3 cup juice.

 

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Pineapple Angel Food CakeMix in 8 inch square microwavable baking dish. Cook 5 minutes at 50 percent power and for 5 minutes at 100 percent power.

 

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Lavender Shortbread CookiesThis is one of my favorite recipes because I am able to use my own organically grown lavender and mint. I was searching for recipes to use my lavender and came across this one for shortbread.

 

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Sour Cream Coffee CakeMix sugar, margarine and eggs. Add remaining ingredients. Grease and flour angel food cake pan. Pour in 1/2 batter then sprinkle 1/2 of filling.

 

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Low Calorie Chocolate Mocha TortePreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix together margarine, flour, nuts, and 1/2 the cinnamon. Press into a baking dish and bake till lightly brown.

 

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Marinated VegetablesCombine all marinade ingredients, mix well till sugar dissolves. Pour mixture over the vegetables and let set in refrigerator for 24 hours before serving.

 

Articles

Star Gazer Lilies

Star Gazer LiliesSince I have a very shady yard I have planted my favorite flowers (Star Gazer Lilies) in pots which I can move around for best sunlight and also enjoy their beautiful fragrance. This is the second year they have bloomed in these pots.

 

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Store Brand vs. Brand Name ProductsTips and opinions about Brand Name products versus their store brand counterparts. Post your thoughts and tips.

 

Beautiful Daughter and NieceThis is a picture of my beautiful daughter, 7 years old, and my beautiful new niece, 4 weeks old.

 

Plant decoration - sparklers.

Plant SparklersThis is an easy project where you get to be very creative!

 

Closet Conversion

Closet ConversionNeed to tuck your television or computer into a nook so that you have more floor space in a bedroom? This simple closet conversion is inexpensive, functional, and just plain cute.

 

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A Guide to Non-Toxic CleaningIf you're like me, one trip down the cleaning products aisle at your local grocery store can leave your eyes burning, your head pounding and leave you gasping for fresh air.

 

Zeus (Norwegian Elkhound)This is Zeus, my six-year-old Norwegian Elkhound. He is a good and loyal friend and is very protective of our family. Having grown up with our five cats he loves them and protects them as well. His best friend is an orange tabby named Dre. Zeus enjoys bones, breath mints and riding in the car. This summer Zeus got a baby sister named Boba. She is a black lab and is keeping Zeus very busy.

 

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I'll Never Buy Commercial Fabric Softener Again!I save an old fabric softener or detergent bottled (rinsed well). Using a funnel I carefully pour the following into the bottle:

 

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Let Kids Help Prepare MealsLet your children help prepare lunch or dinner. While you're fixing the meal they can put ice in the glasses, set the table, wash and tear lettuce or salad mix, place napkins on the table, etc.

 

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Dangers of Mixing SteroidsWhen you combine steroids by accident, like my husband did, they can cause cataracts. When he hurt his neck, he went to pain management for steroid shots in the neck. Then, later when he had a bad allergy infection he was given flonase for his sinus, it is a steroid spray.

 

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Planting and Growing Tomatoes?Tips for planting and growing tomatoes. Post your ideas.

 

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Cattleman's Banquet Decorations?I am looking for helpful ideas for decorating a Cattleman's banquet. Most of the guest will be ranchers and farmers. I am having a hard time trying to come up with ideas for decorations that are not too "cutesy" or childlike.

 

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Jamaica Wedding & Honeymoon?I'm deciding on having our wedding in Jamaica this coming March. Has anyone been to Jamaica or had a destination wedding and honeymoon? We're thinking of going to Couples Resorts "Swept Away". Any feedback would be great.

 

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Hummingbird Vine Pod?On some of the flowers on my hummingbird vine there is a long green pod. Is this a seed pod?

 

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Remedies for Thin Hair?I have thin, lifeless, hair with no body. I wear it short. Does anybody have any suggestions to give body to my hair?

 

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Grass Stain on Vinyl Purse?Can anyone give me any tips on cleaning vinyl? I got a stain on one of my purses. It's a grass stain.

 

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Repairing a Chipped Marble Vanity?I need to know how to repair a small chip in a marble vanity. Please Advise.

 

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Growing Mixed Balloon Flowers?I am growing mixed balloon flowers for the first time, I'm suprised at their height and the way some of them droop. Is it necessary to make supports for them, and at what time in their growth should I do that? What could I used to create the supports with items I have at home already? Would stakes and string be ok, or should each have it's own support?

 

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Using Beer in the Garden?Tips for using beer in the garden. Post your ideas.

 

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Patching Nail Holes?Tips for patching nail holes in dry wall. Post your ideas.

 

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How Much Sunshine Should Container Tomato Plants Have?How many hours of full sunshine should container tomato plants have? Mine have all day sun and they're producing but getting spindly.

 

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Indoor Plants That Don't Require Too Much Sunshine?I am looking for a rather tall indoor plant that requires very little sunshine. Also, what are small indoor plants that do not require too much special treatment?

 

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Grape Tomatoes Splitting Before They Are Ripe?My grape tomotoes are splitting open before they are ripe. Does anyone have any advice?

 

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Color Advice for a Princess Room?I'm getting ready to fix up my little girls room. She is 5 years old and loves princess things (not the Disney princess), glitter, tiara's and all that girly girl stuff. My problem is we don't know what color to paint the walls, either a hot pink or dark purple.

 

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Makeup Stain on Wedding Dress?After advice from the wedding shop, I used a baby wipe to remove make up from a wedding dress. I am now left with a water mark and due to wear the dress on october 1st. Any tips on how to remove the water mark?

 

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Stains on a Hand Painted Shirt?I've recently returned from a long overseas holiday. At some point during that time, my expensive hand painted silk shirt has managed to make it from the laundry to the patio outside and now has dirty grey looking areas on it.

 

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