November 29, 2005

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Tom Pappas Pork Chops and RiceThis is really good and add a green salad or tomato slices... For a YUMMY Dinner!...

 

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Nacho NachosCombine refried beans and salsa; mix well. arrange tortilla chips in single layer on large microwave-safe platter. Spread 1/2 bean mixture on chips...

 

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Mouth-Watering Oven-Fried FishCombine pepper, salt, and onion powder with cornflake crumbs and place on a plate...

 

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Make Your Own LogsIf you have a wood burning stove and receive the daily newspaper you can make your own newspaper logs. Lay newspapers flat and roll it into 3 inch diameter logs then wrap metal wire around the finished log.

 

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Please Quote SizesWhen submitting recipes, quote sizes of items e.g. 16 oz bottle (instead of just the word "bottle" in the instructions. Many more of the great sounding recipes could be tried then.

 

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Keep Candles from Tipping OverBefore putting candles into a candle holder or candle stick, melt some wax and drip it in the bottom of the holder. Then place the candle into the holder.

 

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Use Straws at RestaurantsTo try to save yourself from getting cold sores, when eating in a restaurant with reusable glasses, always ask for a straw for each of your drinking glasses.

 

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Pantyhose For Pillow StuffingSave old pantyhose to use as stuffing when you make dolls or throw pillows.

 

Mitzi (Chihuahua)

Mitzi (Chihuahua)Mitzi was born on January 31, 2003. We went to pick her out from the breeder on April 15th (tax day - I'll never forget it!) She was still so tiny, only 9 oz., that the breeder wanted to keep her for a bit longer just to make sure she was eating o.k.

 

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Saving Money on Little Juice BottlesAfter buying a 6 pack of bottled fruit juices, for my husband's lunches, I keep the bottles. I refill them with juices I buy in big bottles at a much cheaper price, than the 6 packs.

 

Pirate Party Invitations and IdeasThis year my son wanted a Pirate themed party. I found an ad in the paper for a mini golf place with a pirate logo. I scanned in the ad and removed their name from the banner. I added my son's name and Happy 7th Birthday. Then I printed it on transfer paper and made a t-shirt out of it for him for all his friends to sign at the party.

 

Finished racks mounted on the wall.

Fish Coat RackWe needed some coat racks for our new office which is by the water. I had some little wooden hanging fish I'd bought at a garage sale, worn blue and gray, that I really loved. I saw some coat racks at JoAnn's that I thought would go well with them.

 

Covered book as Christmas gift.

Christmas BookIn essence, a handmade book covered in beautiful seasonal paper. This book provides a lovely place to record Christmas memories, lists, and recipes. It can be large or small, depending on your needs.

 

Questions

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Cleaning Brass With Lemon JuiceCan you use lemon juice to clean brass? if so how much water and lemon juice?

 

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Substitution for MushroomsHere's a question I've "never" heard asked but a lot of us probably want the answer. What do you use to "replace" mushrooms in recipes? No one here likes them, but we are "happy!".

 

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How to Avoid Eating NutsI was just told by my Pediatrician that my 3 year old son is allergic to peanuts, peanut butter and to avoid all tree nuts. I know that starting in January, all food and candy companies have to list all 8 allergy ingredients on their packaging.

 

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Recipes Using Canned VenisonI was wondering if anyone had any ideas or recipes to share that use canned venison. I have been canning it all weekend and would like some yummy recipes to use this winter.

 

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Using a Chimney Balloon (Chimney Pillow)Has anyone used a Chimney Balloon (Chimney Pillow) to stop a draft from a fireplace? My brick fireplace is not being used - only on special occasions - and I want to prevent the outside (cooler) air from entering home when the flue is closed.

 

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