October 25, 2005

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Recipes

Veggie Ravioli

Quick and Easy Ravioli and VegetablesI made and served this meal in less than half an hour, including cleaning all the dishes used in its preparation!

 

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Best Chicken Sandwiches - Chunky Chicken Salad SandwichesRub chicken with basil on both sides and place in Zip bag. Refrigerate 2 hours. Place chicken, broth, and flavoring in medium skillet over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cover. Let chicken poach in steam for 10-15 minutes til cooked through but not dried out.

 

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Peanut Butter MacaroonsCombine sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter. Heat until hot, but do not boil. Add corn flakes and stir quickly until just well mixed. Then drop by tablespoon on waxed paper.

 

Cute spider cupcakes.

Mini Spider CupcakesMini spider cupcakes made with M&Ms. Make these cute mini cupcakes as a delicious Halloween treat!

 

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Peanut Butter FingersHeat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch pan. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

 

Articles

A fall floral display inside a pumpkin vase.

Pumpkin Vase as CenterpieceThis is what we did for a center piece for Halloween. We carved out the inside and put flowers inside of it. It does last for about 2 weeks.

 

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Ideas for Halloween Party DecorationsDrape white sheets over all the furniture and windows. It looks like a haunted house and a much more realistic and fun decoration than store-bought paper decorations. Add candles in old fashioned holders on top of covered tables, and a few hidden flashlights to provide creepy uplighting. . .

 

Peppy the ParrotThis is a picture of my husband and our Parrot Peppy. My grandmother gave him to us after my Granddaddy passed away. They have had this bird for 30 some years. When my grandfather went to heaven the bird went into depression.

 

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Best Cleaning RagsThere are some fancy, and expensive cleaning towels or cloths on the market. I've found that the best cloth for cleaning and dusting is an old pair of raggedy sweatpants, I'd cut up. My mom always swore her best cleaning rags were old cloth baby diapers.

 

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Accompany Your Children Trick or TreatingIt sounds so simple and yet so few parents do it. ACCOMPANY your children around your neighbourhood. Not only does it keep them safe, it allows you to meet new neighbours and to promote goodwill with in your area.

 

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Ghost Party FavorsMake little ghost favors using a whole walnut for the head and a double Kleenex for the "sheet" and tie thin orange and black ribbons around the neck. Use a fine marker for eyes and mouth.

 

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Party Activity - Goodie BagsHere is a fun way to get the little party goers involved. Get some decorations from a craft store or just little glueables around the home. Like puffy balls wiggly eyes for a face, foamys, or buttons etc.

 

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The Wonders of Fresh YoghurtPlain, fresh unsweetened yoghurt may be a base for ice-cream, dips and low-cal substitute for fresh cream; it will, when applied to skin and/or eaten, clear thrush and zits and smooth rough skin and rehydrate dry skin; it will remove some stains from clothing; it will condition hair and give you stronger nails and hair. Make your own for even greater savings; all you need is a starter pot and heat.

 

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Fuel Efficient Used CarsI have about 3,000 dollars to spend on a new commuter car to get me to and from work. I have been driving my truck and the gas mileage is horrible. Can anyone suggest a good car that is fuel efficient and likely to be in that price range?

 

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Inexpensive Rubber Stamping SuppliesCan anyone recomend an inexpensive place to purchase rubber stamping supplies. I would like to make gift wrap with my 8 year old for the holidays.

 

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Painting a Room QuicklyI am starting a new job soon. I have 3 small children. I told my son I would paint his new room for him. The house is old. The ceilings are popcorn. I only have 4 days to fix his room. I'm in way over my head. Any suggestions for a quick fix?

 

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Dracula Costume IdeasI am looking for ideas for making a Dracula costume for my husband. I bought the teeth, but would like to do the rest as cheaply as possible. Any ideas would be great.

 

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