August 31, 2005

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Recipes

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Peach Cream PieThis is a real Amish recipe for Peach Cream (or as my friend Lizzy calls it Peach Custard) Pie.

 

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Bacon Baked ChickenWrap uncooked bacon slices around de-boned chicken breasts and place the breasts in a baking dish.

 

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Whole Wheat Tomato Quick BreadMix dry ingredients in a bowl. Drain tomatoes, pouring liquid in a measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 2/3 cup liquid.

 

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McDonald's Big MacRecipe for making a burger similar to the Big Mac.

 

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Rhubarb Dream SquareAlthough rhubarb is very sour on its own, it can make delicious desserts when sweetened.

 

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Buying Craft BooksWhen you get interested in a new craft, don't buy the books or magazines at the start. Use your public library. Many libraries are part of a regional network and they'll get books from other libraries for you. Check the online directory.

 

Beaded Tiara

Terrific Beaded TiaraMake a beautiful beaded tiara for your little princess.

 

A wallet made from Capri Sun pouches.

Juice Pouch Tri-Fold WalletHere are instructions for making a tri-fold wallet out of Kool-Aid Jammer or Capri Sun juice pouches.

 

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Hooks for BackpacksMy best back-to-school tip is to have a "spot" or hook for each child's backpack. That way it can easily be located in the morning when leaving and anything else that needs to go that morning can be set beside the backpack as a reminder.

 

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Thermal Paper Receipts and FaxesIf you need to keep a receipt for warrantees, etc. Check to see if it is printed on thermal paper. If they are, photocopy them for your records.

 

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Saving Money With a CellphoneMost of us should use our cell phones for all long distance calls. If you have unlimited LD, why are you paying for each call on your land line? For that matter, why do you have a land line? Think hard about whether you need both.

 

Homemade balloon weight.

Balloon WeightsMaking your own balloon weights allows you to customize the look of them. You can choose the design and the colors to match the event.

 

Questions

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Barney Themed PartyI have a son and daughter (twins) who are about to turn 3 very soon and this is the first official birthday party with friends they will have. I would like it to be special for them and fun for boys and girls. Any ideas. I think they have agreed on either Barney or a farm theme.

 

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Odor on Prom DressesMy daughter stored her prom dresses in my basement for several years. It's picked up an odor akin to cigarette smoke. She took it to a professional dry cleaners. They said nothing could be done. She now has them hanging in her garage.

 

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Kim Possible Birthday PartyMy daughter is turning 6 soon and would like to have a "Kim Possible" Birthday Party - I'm a little stuck on what activities etc. to go with at this age.

 

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Laundry Detergent StainsI pretreated a pair of new white khaki pants with ERA (liquid) laundry detergent and was preparing to wash them right away but my sister-in-law went in to labor and I forgot all about them.

 

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Low Sugar Pear ButterDoes anyone have a low sugar pear butter recipe?

 

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Ranch Aspic RecipeA very dear friend of mine would like to have her mother's Ranch Aspic for dinner in a couple of weeks. Her mother has Alzheimer's and can't remember how she made it and I've searched the web with no results whatsoever.

 

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Moving and Leaving The Cockroaches BehindWe are moving in a week and there are roaches everywhere. How do I stop them from going with us?

 

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Centerpiece for Library Meeting - Kids and Teenager ThemeOur church is hosting a state library meeting and I need to come up with centerpiece ideas with a kids or teenager theme.

 

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Making Window and Door AwningsI would like some ideas on making window and door awnings for our business. I was in Europe last summer and fell in love with the look.

 

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Victorian Brass SaucepansI have some Victorian brass saucepans. Would it be safe to use them for cooking?

 

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Organize Your RefrigeratorTips to help you ogranize your Refrigerator. Post your ideas.

 

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