January 16, 2006

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Recipes

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Grandma Minnie's Famous RollsBring milk to a boil. Cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar and salt. Stir in enough flour to make a soft sponge. Let raise until double...

 

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Salmon Asparagus Smoked Trout Loaf! Two cans salmon any kind. Clean, de-bone and skin the salmon. Mix with chopped onion to taste, two eggs, bread crumbs, as needed about 1 cup...

 

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Mrs. Carr's Fruit CakeMix in order given and put in 9x13 inch pan. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F...

 

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Peanut Butter Tandy CakesMelt Hershey bar and spread over the top of chilled cake. You can chill it or not it's up to you (I don't)..

 

Articles

Skittle Katherine - Parrot - Hurricane Katrina Rescue

Skittle Katherine (Katrina Rescue) -...Skittle Katherine is a 2 year old Pacific parrotlet. We adopted her after hurricane Katrina. She was running around in New Orleans and a friend found her.

 

Black and white dog in Christmas outfit.

Spooky (Boston Terrier)Spooky is a 3 year old Boston Terrier. I received Spooky as a birthday present. My birthday is in December, but because I wanted him so badly I received him 2 months early in October, close to Halloween. That is how he received his "Spooky" name.

 

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Storm Preparation for Emergency Power OutageIf I see a big storm coming when power is most likely to go out, I do these things: Fill 5 gallon bucket with water, leave in tub. Also fill tub full of water. Both are used to flush toilet.

 

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Spontaneous Date Night JokeA married couple, Dave and Mary, had not been out on a date in quite some time. One Saturday, as Mary was finishing the dinner dishes, Dave stepped up behind her.

 

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Bomb Squad JokeWhat do you do when you see the bomb squad running?...

 

Redoing the Outside of the HouseMy husband and I recently repainted our house, removed all the front hedges, poured in 17 bags of river rock over landscaping fabric, built and installed porch railings and installed a new garage door and opener.

 

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Saving for the VacationWe have never been able to afford a vacation so my family of three have decided to put aside a little each month (equal amounts)...

 

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Why Is My $20 Bill Only Worth $5 Bucks?With a $1000.00 balance on your card and $20.00 minimum payment due ($15.00 will be for interest. Only $5.00 will be for the principal to actually pay down the balance. Your new balance is $995.00. Yep! You paid $20.00, but it was only worth $5.00

 

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Make Your Own Relief PillowAfter being approached numerous times at mall kiosks to try one of those small, filled "tension relief" pads (pillows) I decided to make my own.

 

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Substitute Pretzels For CroutonsI use the Snyder's of Hanover pretzel pieces, the Buttermilk Ranch flavor. The cost is about $1.00 for a 10 oz. bag. DH likes these better than the more expensive croutons from the grocery store.

 

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Poll: How much spam do your receive each day?Our newest poll asks, "how much spam do your receive?".

 

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Removing Carpet?I want to take on a huge project of painting my entire house and ripping out all the carpeting to put in floors. What would be the easiest way to do this? I look around and sigh, where to begin?

 

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Gas Range Pilot Lights? I currently have a gas range. The pilot light stays lit. I bought the range thinking if the power went out I would always be able to cook, as opposed to an electric ignition range. Well now that gas prices are sky high I am wondering if I would be better off getting a range that has the electric ignition on it?

 

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Alternatives to Electric Washing Machines?I am looking to buy a non electric washing machine to do laundry in. I saw one years ago. The cost of electricity is so high now, it's time to go electric free. Do you know of a any websites to go to to see some of these products?

 

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