January 13, 2006

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New Potato SaladThoroughly clean the potatoes with a vegetable brush and water. Boil potatoes for 20 minutes or until tender...

 

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Oriental RiceSkimming the fat off the chicken stock and using a minimum of oil and no added salt means that this crunchy rice is lower in fat, saturated fat, and sodium...

 

Articles

Milo - Toy Fox TerrierMilo is 2 years old and is a Toy Fox Terrier. We got him as a pup. He likes to attend birthday parties.

 

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Cleaning Re-settled Dust Off MirrorsCleaning the re-settled dust off closet mirror doors. First vacuum well or as I did for my parquet floors, used the long handled Pledge Grab it cleaner...

 

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Debt Crash Diet: Spend LessIn the book Your Money or Your Life, author Joe Dominguez makes the point that money is really an exchange for your life force. Every dime spent, represents the time and energy you spent earning it.

 

Saving Energy (& Money) in the KitchenIn a year of high heating bills, finding ways to save energy can really add up to big savings. Because the kitchen is usually one the busiest rooms in the home, it is also one of the rooms that uses the most energy. Follow these simple, inexpensive tips to shave a few dollars off your energy bill.

 

A faux rock wall behind a Tiffany lamp.

Making a Faux Rock WallThese 'rocks' are made of joint compound and were formed directly on the wall in stages. After each coat dried, I added more compound until I built up the rock. They aren't finished; I will add more color and will use real grout in between the rocks.

 

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Poll: Do you sell items on Ebay?Let us know if you have ever sold items on Ebay. Also, feel free to share you ebay selling tips.

 

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Bill Paying OrganizationI had an idea to organize household bills. I purchased a large recipe box and index card dividers that were already numbered 1-31. I placed the dividers inside the box and placed each bill based on when it is due behind the respective divider.

 

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Paying Your Bills on Time and Saving on PostageI have been paying many of my bills over the phone with my debit card. It is a win-win situation. Not only do I save writing a check and saving a stamp...

 

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Instruction Manual for the FamilyI have created an "Instruction Manual" for our family. I purchased a three-ring binder. The cover I created says, "The Smith's Instruction Manual".

 

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Sleeping in Summer HeatWhen summer comes, and it is *hot*, those of us who either do not have central air or don't want to shock ourselves with a huge power bill but cannot sleep due to the unforgiving heat and humidity, here is a tip...

 

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A Case for the Clickers (Remote Controls)I was tired of tring to find the clickers for the tv, vcr, dvd, stereo, tivo and all the goodies for which we have clickers (remote controls). The cats would walk acrossed them and change the channels ...

 

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Cleaning Silver Spoons?I recently picked up four silver spoons at an auction sale. Two of them are tarnished with dark spots in the center. Any suggestion on how to clean them?

 

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Homemade Betty Crocker Bisquick?I am looking fo a homemade version of Betty Crocker boxed "Bisquick" mix. I have used it for years and know it's out there somewhere. It's quicker and easier than the "flour" way, since I usually don't have all the goodies anyway.

 

Baby Powder Stain on Carpet?How do I remove baby powder from a dark green carpet. It seems the more I try the more it spreads a whitish spot around.

 

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Grease on a Black Gas Stove Top?How do you clean grease spots off of a gas black stove top?

 

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Posting an Online Auction on Ebay?I want to sell some old jewellery on Ebay and did a search but was overwhelmed by the thousands of choices. Does anyone know a really great and concise website that helps you set up an online auction?

 

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Homemade Depilatory Wax?I was wondering if anyone out there had their made their own depilatory wax? I was stunned by the prices on very small tubs of wax in the shops and had heard of people making their own.

 

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Olive Garden Style Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe?Does anyone have the recipe for the new Olive Garden soup that has sausage and chunks of potato in it? The broth resembles a chowder rather than a soup broth and it's delicious. The sausage is all in tiny pieces. I don't know the Italian name but we enjoyed it and would like to make it at home.

 

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Moss on Fruit Trees?I have a pear, apple and plum tree on the property I am renting. They have a lot of moss all over them. is this common (we have wet winters) or should I look into spraying?

 

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The Different Types of Onions?Can anyone explain the difference between white, yellow, purple, and any other colors of onions? I'm especially interested in how strong they taste, what recipes the different varieties would be appropriate for, and so forth.

 

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