January 5, 2006

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Recipes

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Strawberry Jello PiePour 1 cup boiling water over mixture and cook until thick. Have 1 pt. berries in cooked pie crust. Pour thickening over and cool. Serve with whipped cream...

 

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Chocolate-Orange PinwheelsCombine all filling ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat; let cool. On floured surface, divide dough in half; roll each half into a 12x10 inch rectangle...

 

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Spinach Salad DressingMix together and toss with fresh spinach or romaine lettuce. Top with chopped hard boiled eggs...

 

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Rhubarb-Strawberry Coffee CakeMix and spread 1/2 in greased 9x13 inch pan. Spread cooked filling over batter and spoon remaining batter over filling. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over...

 

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Naughty PuddingDip cookies in sherry and layer on base of dish. Mix melted chocolate or coco powder with custard. Put thin layer of custard to cover.

 

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Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow BarsCombine chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well blended...

 

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Ring of Coconut Fudge CakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease and flour a 10-inch bundt or tube pan. In a large mixer bowl, combine sugar, oil and eggs...

 

Articles

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Posing with Your DogThere is always time to pose for a photo with your favorite dog even when you look a mess!

 

Winter Wonderland - Sherman PassThis is to show the people who live in the hot dry country, what it is to live in SNOW country. This is Sherman Pass (5,575 feet) between Republic and Kettle Falls, Washington not far from the Canadian border. It was taken 12-28-05 on our way home, slow driving, but beautiful.

 

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Making the Most of Your HeatMoisture in the air makes it feel warmer. I heat my home with a wood burning stove not designed to heat it...

 

Jordison

Jordison (Moggy/Ragdoll)Jordison is a two month old Moggy/Ragdoll. He came to us two months ago when his mother introduced us to his litter.

 

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Bacon and Egg Joke(There's a lot of truth in this "joke".) When trying to define the difference between involvement and commitment, think about a bacon and egg breakfast...

 

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Ask for a DiscountWhen shopping for whatever, check it out carefully if you happen to find something wrong with the item (ex: a blouse or shirt with a stain on it,...

 

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Sale Items That Have Run OutOne day I was at the grocery store with my daughter and noticed that the coffee that they had on special (at an especially great price) was all sold out...

 

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Wild Bird Seed StorageAll year long, we feed the wild birds outside, we buy our wild bird seed and black sunflower seed in 25 lb. and 50 lb. bags. We keep our bird seed in a large Rubbermaid trash can with wheels, outside, at the end of our deck.

 

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Memory Garden BedMy husband lost both his parents this year and we are not able to go visit their graves. So we made a Memory Garden for them.

 

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Using Expired Coupons for Note PaperInstead of buying pads of note papers, to use in your office or in a cute basket by the phone, in your kitchen, or in other areas of your home, where phones are, use the blank backs of non-used expired manufacturer's coupons.

 

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Updating Your CalendarWhen preparing your new calendar for the new year, ask your email buddies (that you feel close to) for their birthdays and anniversary. So you can keep in mind those special to you, at a quick glance.

 

Questions

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Scuff Marks on ShoesWhat is the best way to clean black scuff marks off red shoes? Shoe polish isn't working.

 

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Using Carrots In Marinara SaucesWhen making spaghetti and/or marinara sauces, or other tomato sauces, I notice that carrots are part of the ingredients. What is the purpose of the carrots? How should they be introduced? Grated, pureed, etc? Is sugar also added when carrots are used?

 

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Make Light Curtains DarkerI have an old set of curtains that are quite nice and thick that I'd like to dye to a darker shade. Does anyone have any tips or words of caution before I begin?

 

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Motor Oil on ConcreteHow do I remove motor oil from my concrete porch? My son left a bag of motor oil on the porch, not realizing that the bag was leaking, and the spot is about 12 by 12 inches.

 

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The Song That Never EndsI didn't know which topic this fell under so I chose "Crafts". I am looking for the words to a song called "This is the song that never ends". Does anybody out there know it?

 

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A Source for FloralytesI made this request before but I'm hoping someone might have an answer for me now. I'm looking for lights that are put into floral bouquets to light the container. They are called Floralytes. A big box store carries them but I'm looking to buy in bulk for my daughter's upcoming wedding and I was hoping someone could lead me to a wholesaler that might have a lower price than 2 for $2.99 since she is on a very tight budget.

 

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Puppy Cries When Left OutsideI have a 10 week old puppy, I've had her since she was 5 weeks old. House training is going well, I have a few nipping problems, but we're taking care of it. The big thing is outside... I have a chain for her outside that I would like to be able to put her on for maybe an hour or two a day, mostly when I need to keep her from being underfoot, but the moment you close the door she starts whimpering... and its not a quiet whimper.

 

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Cleaning a Brushed Antique Brass SinkMy sink basin is metal and I am having a hard time cleaning the soap deposits from it. It has a brushed antique brass finish. In the past I had liquid handsoap in a dispenser for guests to use and it would spot the finish with a greenish-blue cast.

 

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