August 25, 2005

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Easy Roasted Stuffed Poblano ChiliesYou need 6-8 Poblano chilies. Roast them over an open flame or in a broiler until outer skin is charred on both sides. Place in a bag for 10 minutes to let skins loosen, then peel off under running water.

 

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Never Fail Pie CrustThis is a recipe for making never fail pie crust.

 

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Texas Pecan PieBeat eggs slightly. Add butter, sugar, syrup, vanilla, salt, flour and pecans. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 40 minutes or until center is soft but not quite set.

 

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Apple BarsMix all ingredients together. You may add 1 to 2 tsp. of cinnamon for spicier flavor (dough will be thick). Spread in 9x13 inch pan and bake about 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Test doneness with toothpick.

 

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Frozen YogonanasCover cookie sheet with waxed paper.Place yogurt in shallow bowl. Carefully insert popsicle sticks into cut end of each banana.

 

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Reversible Panels on Your Dishwasher?When moving into a new home and the dishwasher is not the color of your other appliances, unscrew the front panel to see what is on the other side. Most newer dishwashers have reversible panels in black and white.

 

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Breaking Down Tasks Into Smaller PiecesWhen I'm just not up to doing a particular multi-part task, I can usually get it done by breaking it down. I can pull the laundry out of the dryer and set the basket in the laundry room and grab a handful, just a handful, every time I pass that way.

 

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Bringing Up Young Boys To Become Responsible Husbands And FathersI once heard it said that you will never really know how effective you were as a parent until your child grows up and has a family of their own. Teaching a young boy responsibility and good values make life not only easier for the parent, but for his wife and family later in life.

 

Sable in Her Baseball UniformHere is Sable Chihuahua/Rat Terrier in her Baseball Uniform. She will be 4 this month. She loves to dress up. I bought this outfit as a newborn outfit clearanced out at Pamida. It came with shorts too and I cut a hole in the shorts so her happy curled up tale could show.

 

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Tomato Plant Dying From the Top DownWe planted 2 tomato plants in our garden and one is dying even though it has about 7 huge beefsteak green tomatoes on it. Can anyone tell me what would make it die from the top down and not from the ground up?

 

Flowers from My YardHere are some of the flowers from my yard.

 

Sindel - Calico CatThis is Sindel, our 7 year old Calico. She may look sweet and innocent, but don't let her fool you! She's small but fiesty. I couldn't understand why she was the last of the litter when I went to pick her up as a tiny kitten. After all, she was an adorable little fluff ball, how could anyone resist?

 

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Removing Weeds From LawnI live in the Maryland area and my grass is full of weeds. Currently we have not received a steady flow of rain for months. I would like to get rid of the weeds and put down more grass seeds.

 

White Vinegar

Fabric Softening TipsWhen doing laundry, use white vinegar in the rinse cycle instead of fabric softener. This deodorizes laundry and softens it too.

 

Credit Card Piggy Bank

Credit Card "Piggy Bank"The other way we can use those sample credit cards is to make a "piggy bank" to teach your kid that an alternative to credit cards is to save up before spending.

 

Questions

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Life of Foods in FreezerI am looking for a freezer list, the life of the foods you can keep in your freezer, meats, bread, fruit, etc. Can you help me?

 

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Work or Family? What's More Important?I need some serious guidance please. My husband and I both have great jobs. I am a Kinder teacher in an awesome district in my state. We are thinking seriously of starting a family but have a dilemma. We do not have any family nearby, all our close family is about 4 hours away. We miss them terribly and are not sure we want to start a family without them around.

 

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Cleaning Jello Off TextbooksMy daughter had a package of red jello in the bottom of her backpack and forgot about it. The books subsequently caused the package to rupture and the red jello is now all over the bottoms of her textbooks.

 

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Tilex Stained My Porcelain TubDoes anyone know how to remove stains from a bath tub? Last night, I sprayed Tilex on the shower wall to clean the show wall. I did not rinse them off the tiles. This morning, the entire bath tub has brown and yellow spots. I tried bleach, Tilex, soft scrub and none worked. Would someone help with this problem?

 

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Jimmy Buffett Themed PartyI am planning a Surprise Birthday party for my husband. I have decided to make it a Jimmy Buffett theme. I am wanting some help on ideas for decorations. Can anyone give me any ideas to use for decorations and invitations?

 

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Ground MolesI live in Illinois and this Summer we hardly had any rain and it's been extemely hot. I have lived in my house for 14 years and this is the very first time that I have ground hogs or ground moles making tunnels in my front yard.

 

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Making a Window More Private While Still Letting Light InI have a window that I would like to have some light come through but I want some privacy as well. It is a garage window. It gets full sun so any curtains I hang up look bleached and awful after about a month. I'm thinking some kind of stained glass look or etched look. Any ideas to give privacy but lots of light?

 

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Getting Rid of Pesky VinesI would like to know how to get rid of pesky vines that rap around all the flowers in my garden. Anyone out there have any ideas?

 

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Eddie Bauer pattern #EB4111Our client needs discontinued wallpaper for remodel project. We need to find Eddie Bauer pattern #EB4111.

 

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Grocery Shopping TipsTips to use when you go grocery shopping. Post your ideas.

 

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Fall Flowers in North TexasI live in North Texas and want to plant some flowers in some pots, but I have no idea what to plant or where to look for ideas. I want some flowers that will last through the winter and still be blooming in the spring. Is that even a possibility here?

 

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Cleaning a Stainless Steel GriddleWhat can I use to clean a plain stainless steel stovetop griddle that is not covered with a nonstick material?

 

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Bring The New Look Back To Cypress MulchThrifty people unite! I have used more than a handful of thrifty tips and have never been disappointed. Does anybody have a tip on how to bring that 'new look' back to cypress mulch? After a couple of Florida summers it goes from orange-like to a grayish. YUCK! Please only send proven tips as the foliage would be too expensive to replace.

 

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Iced Tea TipsTips for making iced tea. Post your ideas.

 

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Caring For HibiscusI have a question about hibiscus, I want to know how to care for it. I live in Delaware. it is beautiful, I want it to stay that way year after year.

 

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Painting Advice for a House With Brown TrimI have an open floor planned house and am in the process of painting the interior. Whatever color I choose, I have to paint the living room, kitchen and hallway. We have dark brown trim, medium brown cabinets and wood floor. Our furniture is a dark red. Besides a cream color, any ideas?

 

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Mohawks On Girls?Well, I'm thinking of getting a mohawk. I'm not worried about my parents and/or guys. How do Mohawks look on people with full faces? I've had a mohawk before, but I never shaved my head.

 

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Raw Eggs On Hardwood FloorMy baby brother spilled eggs (uncooked) on our hardwood floor before we left on vacation and nobody noticed until we got back. I wanted to know if anybody had any cleaning tips to get them off the floor, especially since we have company coming soon.

 

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