September 1, 2005

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Tomato Ginger Upside-Down CakeRecipe for making a Tomato Ginger Upside-Down Cake.

 

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Oven-Baked FlounderFish is delicious and good for you. This simple flounder recipe is sure to be enjoyed by your whole family.

 

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Beef Taco BakeRecipes for making beef taco bake.

 

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Pineapple SpongeDissolve Knox in 1/4 cup cold water. Mix with hot pineapple mixture. Let cool until partly set like Jello. Whip until frothy; add container of La Creme or Cool Whip. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch pyrex dish. Refrigerate until firm.

 

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Smoked Mozzarella SandwichesHeat olive oil on low heat with a clove of garlic cracked open. Place one to two slices of smoked fresh mozzarella on bread along with one to two slices on tomato.

 

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Ramen Noodles With A TwistI like to make chicken flavored Ramen noodles and add sliced cooked carrots in to it. I buy a can of Libby's sliced carrots and just add some to the bottom of the bowl of noodles. It makes a great lunch and is another way to get your kids to eat more veggies.

 

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Mail Order PrescriptionsPlace a written reminder on a calendar immediately after opening your mail order medicine to let you know when you need to reorder. This is great especially for mail order scripts which many of us have for our maintenance medicine.

 

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Watering Strawberry PlantersFor those of you with strawberry planters, here's a tip on how to water them without having it run out the sides. Drill several holes into a PVC pipe that's a little longer than the height of your planter, then insert it down the middle of the planter.

 

Patch (German Shorthaired Pointer)

Patch (German Shorthaired Pointer)Patch is a six year old German Shorthaired Pointer. He is incredibly smart and a wonderful addition to my son's family. They got him from a dog pound when he was about six months old.

 

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Storing Gift WrapIf you have any old suit bags, use them for storing long rolls of gift wrap. Also enclose, to save on time, put a roll of scotch tape, scissors, gift tags and a pen or marker.

 

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Recycled Clothing For ScrapbookingI just started "scrapbooking" and have found you can make picture frames with old colorful clothing. I also used it to do the cover of my scrapbook. It looks professional and great.

 

Citronella Candles

Citronella CandlesRecipe for making citronella candles. These look great on BBQ tables and outdoor patios

 

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Choosing the Right Spaghetti SauceYears ago, Consumer Reports rated spaghetti sauces. They found they had to rate them for two categories because some people like a sweet tangy sauce and others don't. If you like a sweet sauce you can make it sweet, but if you don't you can get stuck with a sauce your family will not enjoy.

 

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Better Instant PuddingFor creamier better tasting instant pudding use a can of evaporated milk instead of 2 cups of regular milk. If you are cutting calories you can add fat-free evaporated milk. At my grocery store a can of evaporated milk is 50 cents.

 

Cat in the grass.

Mittens - Cat with Extra ToesThis is my family's baby, "Mittens". He's about a year old now. Not sure of the breed but found him as a stray when he was about 2 months old.

 

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Disposable Toilet Bowl ScrubbersI knew I was becoming thrifty when I began making my own laundry detergent, fabric softener, and now disposable toilet bowl scrubbers!

 

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Housebreaking Problems with a PomeranianWe have two puppies, one Sheltie and one Pomeranian. Both were acquired on the same day. The Sheltie understands to do his business outside, but the Pomeranian just can't get it about peeing inside versus taking it outside. He has the pooping down.

 

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Homemade Swiffer CarpetFlick CartridgesI just bought the new Swiffer Carpetflick. It's simply a plastic broom with a removable sticky "cartridge" that traps dust, hair, fibers that you then toss. I found it incredibly effective and you wouldn't believe what it removed from my carpet in a two-minute test (pet hair, formerly invisible crumbs).

 

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