September 19, 2005

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Recipes

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W Is for Wonderful WafflesHeat waffle iron. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in medium bowl. Stir in milk, butter and egg yolk until blended. Beat egg white in a small bowl on high speed until stiff peak forms. Fold in flour mixture into egg white.

 

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Ice Cream Date PiePreheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix margarine and crumbly mix (from date bar mix) with a fork. Spread in 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes (do not overbake); remove from oven and stir to break in pieces.

 

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V Is for Veggie BitesHeat oven to 450 degrees F. Brush bottom of 13x9x2 inch pan with about 1 Tbsp. of melted butter. Beat egg and water with fork in a shallow dish. Mix flour and salt in another shallow dish.

 

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Peanut Butter Chicken (Taiwan Style)This Taiwan style peanut flavored chicken is a delicious baked main course to serve with rice.

 

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Cheap Recipes For AustraliansI'm from Australia and over here we pay top dollar for everything, I am just wondering how you people over in America survive week to week especially people on welfare. I only get paid once a week and I only get say around $281.00 to pay the rent, utility bills, food etc.

 

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Cooking Sweet CornNow that sweet corn is in season, a frugal way to prepare it and save time and water is to make it in your microwave. Use a gallon size freezer bag and place the peeled and cleaned ears of corn inside. Six will fit easily.

 

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What is an Activator?Used in composting to stimulate biological activity. Because they are usually high in nitrogen, activators feed microorganisms; they might also contain other decay organisms that become introduced to the compost via the activator.

 

Faux Antique Photo

New Antique PhotoI used this picture on my daughter's birthday party invites it was fun to snap while she posed and the girls who got one just loved them. Plus it made a great photo in an antique frame for Grandma!

 

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Pre-threading Needles When QuiltingWhen hand sewing, I am partial to quilting, I like to thread several needles to be ready when I have finished with one length of thread. To be even more organized, I prefer to use a magnet to keep the needles and threads straight so I don't have to stop what I am doing just to thread another needle.

 

A black toy poodle dressed in a Hawaiian costume.

Ivy and Queenie (Toy Poodles)Hi my name is Ivy. I am a year old tiny toy terror, uh I mean poodle. I am very sweet unless you mess with my food or my people.

 

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Newspaper Bags for Messy JobsIf your newspaper is delivered in plastic "sleeves", save these covers. Then when you have a really messy job to do, slip a pair of them over your hands and forearms as protective "mittens"; discard when finished.

 

My Cat Star This is Star and she is 1 year old. We got her at a shelter and she does like to get into anything she can find.

 

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Bread Stuck in the Toaster?Use a pair of bamboo chopsticks to get it out - much safer than using a knife.

 

Questions

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Adding Zip to Our Living Room?Our living room lacks zip. It has an off white couch and dusty pink pillows. What contrast colors can I add? Sage green? If so, what else? I'd appreciate your ideas!

 

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Soft Drink Stains In Car?I have been told that shaving cream works on carpet to get up some stains. I have spilled soft drinks in my car over the years. The carpet is in very good shape except for these spills. There are also some on the passenger seat which is fabric. Will shaving cream work on these also?

 

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Submitting Tips With Your Name or Moniker?I suggest very strongly that folks who submit tips also submit their names. I feel like I get know the people on this site because they do put their names. I like Robin's recipes. There are several Sandy's and we all use a different moniker.

 

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Shrug (or Hug) Knitting Pattern?I'm looking for a pattern for a 'shrug' (or 'hug' as I've also heard it called). This is like a sweater, except it's only the sleeves, and a connection across the back! I've searched a lot of knitting websites, and only came up with one that I liked, but the pattern sounds really strange.

 

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Scrapbooking Embellishments?I am in need of ideas and tips from you scrappers out there. What kind of embellishments do you use that you find around the house? I need tips and ideas also from you.

 

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Too Much Laundry?I have tons of laundry, I have no organization, and its a chore for me to just keep my downstairs clean. I just close doors on bedrooms, because I just don't seem to have the time. Laundry on the other had is atrocious. My grandma says that it's because I am a perfectionist, which made me laugh quite hard, but it's basically because I can't see me completing it and so I just don't do it. That makes the most sense.

 

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Putting Frontline on a (former) Stray Cat?I have an indoor/outdoor cat. This cat is not the cuddly type. He was a stray. We began to feed him, now he comes in and has become a little friendlier. But not enough for a bath, or even to put flea stuff on him. I pay a rescue lady to put frontline on him once a month, but her months are getting longer as she is so busy.

 

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Panther Homecoming Float Ideas?I would like some help thinking of class float ideas! Our school mascot is the panther and homecoming night we play the wildcats.

 

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