November 17, 2005

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Recipes

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3 Step Greek Chicken and Rice SkilletHeat dressing in large deep nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken, sprinkle with oregano. Cook 5 minutes, stirring once. Add vegetables and broth..

 

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Easy Parmesan Crusted Fish DinnerPreheat broiler. Place fish on rack of boiler pan. Spread fish evenly with mayo; top with Parmesan cheese. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat source, 6 to 8 minutes or until fish is golden brown and flakes easily with fork, depending on thickness of fish...

 

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Cafe' Ladyfinger DessertBrush cut side of ladyfingers with about 1/4 cup of the coffee. Place ladyfingers on bottom and up side of 2 qt. serving bowl. Beat cream cheese and remaining 3/4 cup coffee in large bowl with wire whisk until smooth...

 

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Oatmeal Cake Mix CookiesThese are a delicious variation on oatmeal raisin cookies.

 

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Easy Cake Mix CookiesThese cookies are great if you need last minute treats. It doesn't get much simpler than this!

 

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Cream Cheese Cherry Danish DessertUnroll remaining can of crescent dough onto large sheet of waxed paper. Pat out dough to form 13x9 rectangle, pressing seams together to seal. Invert over pie filling to for top crust; discard wax paper...

 

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Green Chili RelishGreat served with a pot of cooked dried beans and a pone of cornbread or hushpuppies.

 

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Double Chocolate Fudge CupsPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Microwave chocolate and oil in glass measuring cup on high 1 to 2 minutes or until completely melted. Stir in cocoa powder; let stand at least 5 minutes...

 

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Devil's Food Cake Mix CookiesThe perfect combination of chocolate and nuts makes these cookies a delicious treat for your next Christmas party.

 

Articles

kitchen make-over

Budget Kitchen MakeoverThis complete make over costs us less than $500. We painted the dated cabinets with a formica paint, added a crown molding and tiled the counter with cobalt and white tiles. I added expensive cobalt glass mini tiles as an accent too.

 

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Christmas Ornaments As Travel SouvenirsWhen we travel, instead of buying "regular" souvenirs, we ONLY buy Christmas Ornaments for ourselves. Then every year as we decorate the tree, we remember our trip.

 

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Substitute for Rice CrispiesYou can make marshmallow treats with any kind of cold cereals you might have on hand, not just with crisped rice cereal.

 

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Preparing Dressing or Stuffin'When preparing Dressing or Stuffin', for Thanksgiving or any other meal. Always prepare this dish either in a glass or Pyrex brand, or a roaster pan. Not in an aluminum baking pan...

 

Close up of English Bulldog

Daisy (English Bulldog)Daisy is a 6 month old English Bulldog. We purchased her from a breeder about 4 months ago. She likes to pester and tease our other pets (2 dogs and a cat) and EAT!

 

Garden Gate and Path

Garden Gate and PathThe garden gate as seen from the "Path" side area behind our house, a common area.

 

hanging garden tools

Winter Care for Garden ToolsAfter spending the winter thumbing through seed catalogs and dreaming of digging in the dirt, the last thing you want to do in the spring is waste your time (and money) shopping for new tools.

 

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Measure Ahead of TimeEspecially when making a big meal, like Thanksgiving dinner, have everything measured out ahead of time before you start cooking. It saves lots of time!

 

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Slogan Ideas for a Beach Themed Dance?I am in charge of a big dance coming up in the first of December, and I need a good slogan or catch phrase for it. It has a beach theme, and we have ruled out Christmas.

 

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Toothpaste Hardened on Wall?Hope someone can offer some advice. I am attempting to clean a wall in which someone has used toothpaste as a means to hang posters. The green toothpaste has hardened like plaster and will not budge! I have tried soaking it with various cleaners and scraping (gentely) with a blade without success.

 

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Uses For Shower Curtains?What are some of the different ways people have found to use shower curtains. Other than the obvious!

 

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Removing Scratches from a Decorative Glass Door Window?Anyone out there have any suggestions on how to remove minor scratches on a decorative glass window on the door? The person who originally cleaned the glass evidently must have used a brillo pad of some sort. I don't want to spend a fortune just to remove a few fine marks.

 

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Natural Looking Bird Feeders?I would like to put up a number of bird feeders this winter (got a fantastic deal on bird feed) and would like some ideas of building and making good feeders that are cheap and as "natural" looking as possible.

 

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"In Remembrance of Jesus" Float?Our church is going to be in the Christmas parade and we are using the theme "In Remembrance of Jesus", any ideas on decorations for a float? Our youth are the ones that are going to be in it and we have a small number that will be in it.

 

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Quick and Easy Christmas Cookies?Just wondering if anyone has any good quick and easy christmas cookie recipes? Let me know!

 

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Turning Down or Turning Off the Heat?This is a question related to saving on home heating bills. I live in a single family home with a basement and reside in Maryland. My new wife seems to believe that turning off our gas heating thermostat during the day while we are at work saves money.

 

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Rain Stains on Suede Shoes?I have these brand new clogs which I think are made out of suede. the style is sometimes called potato shoes. so i was wearing them and it started to rain when I was walking home, and now it just looks like the raindrops on these shoes never dried up. its been 2 days? How do I get rid of this?

 

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Still Seeing Fleas After Terminex Has Left?Someone please put my mind at ease. When I first noticed the fleas I treated the house with a few store bought chemicals that really didn't work. I have since had Terminex here (today) and had the dog dipped and applied frontline.

 

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