January 17, 2006

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Recipes

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Southern PieCombine cereal and water; let stand until water is all absorbed. Meanwhile, blend eggs and sugar; adding syrup, vanilla, butter and salt...

 

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Lettuce Cake with Lemon FrostingSift powdered sugar and combine with other frosting ingredients. Beat till smooth and put on cooled cake...

 

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Beefballs with Barbecue Sauce or Ruby SauceCombine ingredients, blending until smooth. Heat until warm. Pour over beefballs or use as a dip.

 

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Rum Pecan PieCombine 1st 6 ingredients and beat for 3-4 minutes. Fold in pecans. Pour into unbaked pie crust and bake 45 minutes at 375 degrees F. Cool completely before serving...

 

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Italian Shredded Beef for SandwichesPlace steak in slow cooker. Add onion and water. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or until tender. Or simmer in a covered pan on top of stove...

 

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Stuffed BreadBrush loaf with beaten egg. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes. Serve warm. Leftovers may be frozen or refrigerated. Reheat to serve...

 

Articles

The Giant PandaHere's a picture of a Giant Panda.

 

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Fixing Pan After Burning Caramel Corn SyrupWhile making caramel corn, I burned the bottom of my saucepan while making the syrup. I used hot water and Dawn to remove it.

 

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Paying Young Musicians JokeUncle Rusty is a wise man. A while back he retired and purchased a modest home near a junior high school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and quiet, puttering around his work shop.

 

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Garden Arbor for GrapesMy Husband built this garden arbor. It has benches built on both sides. We grow grape vines on it in the summer.

 

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Poll: Store Brand vs. Name BrandDo you think store brand products are as good as name brand products?

 

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Cleaning Oily Stains off of Slate FloorsWe have a slate floor in our sunroom (which is the gathering place when our children and grandchildren are visiting.) I found that regular cleaning did not remove oily looking stains caused by food being dropped.

 

Bad Wall Cupboard Installation JobWhen you come across one of these in you wall cupboards, make sure it's at top and not the bottom. My Crazy DIY house pre-owner put the fitted wardrobes on upside

 

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Seattle Rain JokeA man talks to a kid on the street in Seattle, "Hey kid, I'm here visiting from California for a week and it's been raining every single day...

 

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Make Western Theme PlacematsFor a western-themed party, cut out the thigh areas of old blue jeans and sew them into placemats. Be sure to keep the pockets intact and sew.

 

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Taking Zinc for Sweat and ColdsA neighbor claimed he could sweat and it never smelled because he took zinc daily...

 

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Pork and Avocado Burritos?I am looking for a recipe for making Pork and Avocado Burritos. I have searched all over the web and can't find one. Any one have a recipe they can share with me? I love them at the restaurants but every time I want to order one, they say they are out of avocados.

 

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Cakes Sticking to an Angel Food Cake Pan?Today I tried to make five flavor cake in an angel food pan and it stuck. The recipe did not call for the pan to be treated. Last summer I made a Jewish apple cake and that also stuck in the pan. Both these recipes called for this type pan - but they both stuck - any ideas why?

 

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Farmhouse Recipes?1 or 2 weeks ago someone posted a website for old farmhouse recipes. The web address I have is Snipru.com but it is not working. Could someone post the site again?

 

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Fear Factor Bar Party Stunts?I am planning a Fear Factor Style Poker Run from bar to bar for my husbands 30th birthday party. I need ideas for inexpensive stunts that party go-ers can do in a bar. I have thought of a few eating ones but I am more looking for stunts that are bar friendly.

 

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Light Jeans Stained by Darker Jeans?Can you help me with this one, I put my light jeans in with my sons jeans and there are dark spots all over them. Any tips for me please?

 

Re-Covering a Speaker Cabinet?I have a speaker that was damaged in shipping (UPS) and was thinking of re-covering the cabinet. The cabinet is constructed of particle board covered with a fake wood vinyl laminate - or something. Anyway, I was thinking of completely re-covering the cabinet with some sort of cool fabric.

 

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Eyeliner Stain on Clothing?My liquid eyeliner blotted on my pink top. I made a mess by washing it with water. A bit of it came of but the rest seems to be stuck on it. My top is made of 92% viscose and 8% spandex.

 

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Canned Biscuit Apple Dumplings?When my kids were small I use to make a recipe for Apple Dumplings that are made with canned refrigerated biscuits. I would love to have this recipe since I lost it.

 

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Cleaning Laundromat Washing Machines?I clean a laundromat that has some big stainless steel washers. I use the SS polish on them but they've also got puddle shaped spots on top that appear to be soap scum or hard water spots that don't budge with the SS cleaner.

 

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Rust on Stainless Steel Sink?My mother has rust in the bottom of her stainless steel sink. What works best for removing it without damaging the finish?

 

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Printable Baby Shower Decorations and Party Favors?I am looking for creative simple baby shower decorations, favors, games, centerpieces and wearables (like magnets, t-shirts, etc.) that I can either print download or copy - preferably "free sites" if possible but will consider all.

 

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Quieting Loud Ticking Clocks?Does anyone have a solution to "loud ticking" clocks. It seems that most of our clocks make a bit of noise. Does anyone know how to "silence" them?

 

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Longhorn's Onion Petals?Does anyone have the recipe for Onion Petals that are served at Longhorns. I had a recipe for it, but when my computer crashed, I lost it.

 

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Store Brands That Are Better Than Name Brand Products?I'm interested in knowing if anyone out there has tried and liked BETTER a store brand product rather than the same thing in the name brand. Some store brands measure-up; but many fail. This can be anything from household cleaners to food items.

 

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Poems About Marriage?My nephew is getting married and I live on a limited income so I am looking for a poem about marriage to cross-stitch as a wedding gift. I want something that is more or less words of wisdom.

 

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Hawaiian Party Food?Anyone have any ideas for food for a hawaiian themed party? The food has to be easy to make in large amounts.

 

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