October 27, 2005

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Slow Cooker Hamburger StewPlace all ingredients in large slow cooker, stir; add salt and pepper. Cook on low for 5 hours. Do not stir during cooking time. Serve with hot yeast rolls. Makes 5-6 dinner servings

 

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Mrs. Mau's Sugar CookiesMake into small balls. Flatten with glass. Apply granulated or colored sugar with bottom of glass at the same time. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet...

 

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Favorite Sugar CookiesSift together in a bowl the flour, soda, cream of tartar, salt and powdered sugar. Cut in butter with pastry blender. Beat vanilla and egg together; add. Dough will be fairly soft...

 

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AntipastoFry peppers in oil. Add mushrooms, relish, garlic, cinnamon, & crushed bay leaf. Cook until hot. Add vinegar & bring to a boil. Add chili sauce, olives, ketchup, & cauliflower. Boil. Add tuna & simmer 10 minutes.

 

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Tuna Sandwich IdeasHere are some tuna sandwich recipes.

 

Articles

Tiger Helping with the Halloween DecoratingTiger is a 2 year old Orange and White Tabby Cat. He was dumped off by his previous owners at the park behind my house. He adopted us.

 

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Make Your Own Finger PaintMix starch with enough cold water to make a smooth paste. Add boiling water and cook until glossy. Stir in dry soap flakes while mixture is warm; cool. Add glycerin. Keeps in airtight container for 1 week...

 

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A Creative PatioDid you move into a house with an empty back yard? What you need is a nice deck or patio to enjoy the out-of-doors. Of the many choices is a wooden deck, a concrete slab, a fieldstone floor with planters or a multi-level redwood deck with benches...

 

Sable in her CostumeSable turned 4 in August and is looking forward to Halloween this yr yet again - she has four outfits to choose- maybe she will just change every half hour so she can get more treats! - Happy Howleen!

 

Gracie (Collie/Shepherd) Tigtig (cat)Gracie was 12 years old when this pic was taken. Tigtig was 1 year old. When Tigtig arrived at our home at 6 weeks old, he was oddly unimpressed by Gracie's size.

 

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Gift Giving on a BudgetIt's getting to be that time of year again when you start thinking about holiday presents for everyone. For me, last year was a first as I set out to save money in a rather unique way: buying most of my gifts on eBay...

 

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Science Experiment for Kids to WatchPlace a lump of coal in bowl and sprinkle 1 Tbsp. salt over the coal. Carefully pour 2 Tbsp. water over salt. In the same manner, pour 2 Tbsp. of laundry bluing.

 

Coffee and Cream SoapMelt your soap down using a double boiler method. Once melted, stir in your instant coffee or coffee grounds, powdered milk and coffee fragrance oil.

 

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Growing Pineapples in Pots?I have seen some people posting about growing the tops of pineapples in pots. Could someone please explain how to do it? What kind of soil do I use? How much light would it need? What size pot do I use? I really have never had much luck with plants, but if I use something I was just going to throw away, I haven't lost much.

 

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Planning a Big Wedding?I have just started to plan a wedding for next September-November (2006). I decided the first stop would be here since I am clueless on what to do. After having a baby, buying a house, starting a new job (me) and starting a new business (fiance), money is tight! We are forced to have a big wedding.

 

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Durable Shopping Cart?I am looking for a durable shopping cart. I am looking for one with strong wheels. I saw a shopping cart in a magazine once with 4 wheels on each side with wheels in the front that swirl. That's what I need. I am tired of wasting money on unreliable shopping carts.

 

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Selling Your Home?Tips to help you sell your home. Post your ideas.

 

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Carpet Cleaning Science Project?I'm doing a science project and I need to know of some good carpet stain removers!

 

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Is Using Bar Soap Safe?I have a question. I remember many years ago, ads on TV about bar soap (that had been used) harboring germs. Is it true? Or was that just a marketing ploy for SoftSoap? I have spent years being paranoid about using bar soap for handwashing, but I wonder if it is unfounded.

 

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Cleaning Shoes With Fake Fur on Them?I have a pair of shoes that I really like, but am not sure how to clean them because there is fake fur around the ankle; how do I clean a cream-colored fake fur so it doesn't look gray and clumpy from last winter? The rest of the shoe is made of brown suede.

 

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