January 6, 2006

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Recipes

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Blushing MayonnaiseCombine egg, seasonings, vinegar, lemon juice and 1/4 cup vegetable. oil in a blender. Blend thoroughly. Pour in remaining oil in a slow and steady stream...

 

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Mississippi Mud BarsMelt margarine, buttermilk and vanilla; just let come to boiling point and then add powdered sugar, nuts, vanilla and put on cake while hot...

 

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Sweet Potato CakeI was a little skeptical because you don't add any cooking oil or butter, but the cake came out moist and delicious. The pieces also freeze well in ziplock bags. They make great lunch treats...

 

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Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with Caramel Pecan SauceIn a small bowl, combine crust ingredients; blend well. Press firmly in bottom and up sides of 9 inch pie pan. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes...

 

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Mrs. Ruby's Rocky Mountain Chocolate CakeAs soon as chocolate cake comes from oven, cover with large-sized marshmallows. Ass marshmallows melt, sprinkle with chopped nuts...

 

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French Green SaladThis salad is full of flavor and is perfect for a light lunch.

 

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Corn Custard PuddingIn a medium size mixing bowl, beat eggs. Mix in all other ingredients, mixing well. Pour into a 1 1/2 Qt. baking dish...

 

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Freezer SlawPut dressing ingredients in a medium saucepan, boil for 1 minute. Set aside to cool to lukewarm while cabbage mixture sets. After allowing cabbage to set for 1 hour...

 

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Low Fat Gooey Chocolatey BrowniesI haven't met anyone who doesn't like a gooey, chocolatey brownie. For a low-fat, low-cholesterol version (no eggs or oil), do the following...

 

Articles

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Poll: Are you planning on saving more money this year?Please answer the poll and tell us if you are planning on saving more money this year.

 

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Getting Your Priorities StraightI have a pal who doesn't think anything of playing the slot machines. I don't know how much she and her husband "invest" in slots or poker machines, but it's a "hobby". She talks about her back...

 

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Keeping Measuring Cups and Spoons HandyTips on organizing measuring cups and spoons.

 

Take pet photos in a window.

Taking Good Pet PhotosThe best way for me to take photos of pets is next to a big window. It's always a good detraction, and you can control how much light comes through, with filters and shutter speed.

 

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Treating Ink Before LaunderingIf you ever get any ink on your clothing, you can remove it by spraying hair spray on it and then gently rubbing it with an old toothbrush.

 

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Hook for the BathrobeI have a hook in the corner of my bathroom that holds my robe. When I finish my shower, I put on my terry cloth robe and by the time I dry my legs my body is dry too.

 

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Kitty Toy BoxI have kitties that love to romp and play after breakfast in the morning. I just couldn't keep them from getting into my trinkets around the house...

 

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Snowbound!It was the heart of winter. A raging blizzard left the white stuff piled 30 inches deep - and deeper where wind had blown it into drifts. We were stranded in our mountain cabin for days. But with schools and businesses all closed due to the storm, where would we go even if we could have left?

 

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Tea Party for Six Year Olds

Fancy Tea Party for a Birthday PartyThe perfect birthday party for a 6 yr old was a tea party where all the girls dress up in fancy hats, dresses, high heels and of course put on your own make-up and jewelry. It was an evening the girls will never forget!

 

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DMV JokeAfter spending 3-1/2 hours enduring the long lines, surly clerks and insane regulations at the department of motor vehicles, a lady stopped at a toy store to pick up a gift for her son...

 

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Getting Rid of Ants on the PatioTrouble with ants on your patio or yard? Just peel a cucumber and spread the peels around the deck or over the patio...

 

Kahlua - Chihuahua

Kahlua (Chihuahua)This is Kahlua. She was my Xmas gift from my daughter and son-in-law. She is an adorable little 6 wk. old chihuahua pup!

 

Questions

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Orange Stains on Garage DoorI have what appears to be orange spots and run marks on the outside of my garage door at the top. I thought it was rust but it is not coming out where the nails and screws are. My garage door is white and just barely 2 years old. It goes all the way across the top and has run lines about 12 inches long and runs all the way down on both edges.

 

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Pomeranian with Itchy SkinMy Pomeranian has dry itchy skin. She just had blood tests run and everything was ok. The vet gave me some shampoo for her but I'm wondering if I should be adding some oil or something else to her diet to help also. She is 10 years old.

 

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The Legality of RainchecksDoes anyone know the legalities of rainchecks? We have a store here that routinely runs out of "sale" items -- none of which are posted "until supplies last." When I ask for a raincheck, I am told, "We don't give them out."

 

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Painting a Graphic on My CarI have a vinyl graphic on both sides of my BMW but I want to mark it out with tape, then take the actual vinyl off and spray it on. I would like advice on the best way to do this as I do not wish to mess it up. Please let me know the best way to go about it and what is the best paint to use.

 

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Cheap Scented CandlesI love scented candles, but some name brands are very expensive. Has anyone used less expensive candles with good results? Also, I love your site, and I would like to thank everyone who replied to my previous requests on other topics! The information I received has been very helpful.

 

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Broken Asphalt Roof ShinglesDuring a recent snow storm heavy a neighbor kid shoveled snow off the roof of a low porch area at my house. I discovered later that 3 asphalt roof shingles were broken.

 

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