September 22, 2005

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Best Onion RingsWhisk together flour, beer, and 2 teaspoons salt ; cover and let stand for 3 hours. meanwhile soak onion slices in ice water or milk. Remove onions; place on wire rack.

 

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Giant Chocolate Chip CookiePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars till light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla till well blended. Gradually beat in flour, baking soda, and salt till well mixed.

 

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Lemon Asparagus ChickenHeat oil in skillet. Add chicken and cook for about 10 minutes or just until browned. Add soup, milk, lemon juice and pepper. Heat to a boil.

 

Articles

Piers the CatThis is Piers, our cat. He's 6 years old and is incredibly patient with our 2 small children. We got him and his sister (who met an unfortunate end a year ago) from one of my husband's co-workers whose cat got friendly with a traveling tom cat. His two favorite activities are lying on our bed and watching the birds at the feeder on our back porch.

 

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Soften Brown SugarSoften a rock-hard box of brown sugar quickly by just putting it in the microwave for 15 second or so, then check it. If it isn't soft enough, increase by 10 second intervals. Don't overdo it or you will have syrup!

 

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The Original Potato Skin AppetizerThe first time I had potato skins, it was an appetizer at a Beverly Hills restaurant. They were so good, I wanted to have them all the time. Years later, they became a fad, but the ones that became a fad weren't anything like the ones I member.

 

Chai (Weimeraner)Chai is a 6 month old Weimeraner that was given to us by our Fed Ex guy who bought a house in a neighborhood that has covenants that limit the number of dogs he could have. His favorite things are to catch a plush soccer ball doggy toy and eat!

 

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Making Cracker CrumbsAs a physical therapist, I put to use the concept of compression on the spine to come up with this idea to quickly and neatly create cracker crumbs.

 

Save Money on Your Next Vacation - a pile of travel brochures.

Save Money on Your Next VacationThere are hundreds of ways to cut costs while traveling. Save a dollar here and there and pretty soon you've saved enough for a second vacation! If only you had the time, right?

 

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Removing Gum from Hair With Skin So SoftTips for removing gum from hair. Post your ideas.

 

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Stubborn Shoelace KnotsStubborn shoelace knot? Sprinkle on some cornstarch before working the knot free.

 

Setting the Table - Party for 17We were expecting 17 people for a BBQ one August evening but were afraid of either it being too hot or rain so we decided to set up to eat indoors. It is amazing what a few folding tables and pieces of plywood and vinyl tablecloths can do to make a wonderful dining table. Some old mirrored panels were put back to use under all the candles I could find to add sparkle to the table setting.

 

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Diet Tips - Desperate To Lose WeightI'm not sure it this is the appropriate place to ask, but I see so many good suggestions and ideas on this website.. I thought I'd give this a try.

 

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Borax vs. Salt for FleasWe are infested with fleas, I guess lots of other people are having this problem this year. It's very frustrating and driving us nuts. We've got more flea bites than the cat! I guess they're called "sand fleas" or something like that. They come in from the grass outdoors on our clothes and such.

 

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Glass Lids Stuck TogetherI have two glass casserole dish lids that are stuck together like glue on paper. I have tried soaking them in hot and cold water, banging them apart, dish soap, oil, and a knife to try and separate the two. I have been unsuccessful so far.

 

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Preventing Mealy BugsTips for preventing mealy bugs. Post your ideas.

 

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Black Marks On Walls From VacuumI have black marks on my white walls from the vaccum. They are from the rubber bumpers on the side of the vaccum so you don't scratch or dent the walls. I have tried everything that I can think of to get these off and nothing is working.

 

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Ralph Lauren Wallpaper: Malissar Floral - BrownI am looking for Ralph Lauren Wallpaper: MALISSARD FLORAL - BROWN, it has been discontinued but I just imagine there must still be some out there as it is still shown on their website.

 

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Recipe Using Day Old BagelsI'm looking for ways to use bagels that are a few days old. Has anyone used them in a breakfast casserole type of a recipe or bread pudding or stuffing, etc.? I'd love to have recipes or direct me to a Website that might have some ideas.

 

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Cutting Back a Chinese HibiscusI have a Chinese Hibiscus, I have been bringing in the house for the winter, but it has gotton so tall. Is it alright to cut back some so it can fit in house? i hate to cut it, it's so pretty. i need to know if it would hurt it by cutting it down.

 

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How to Winterize a Dog House?I have been feeding 8 feral kittens. Only one will come to me. I have an old doghouse that some of them are sleeping in. How can I winterize it? I live in Ontario and we get cold winters here. Has anyone used a heat pad from home depot?

 

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