January 20, 2006

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No Cream Creamy Broccoli SoupThis lower fat cream of broccoli soup is delicious and healthy.

 

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Banana MuffinsMix thoroughly all ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees F until they test clean. Makes 1 1/2 doz. muffins.

 

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Powerhouse SaladA fresh salad can be a delicious quick lunch.

 

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Apple Caramel Sundae TartPour one cup milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spoon into crust...

 

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Apple Kuchen (Cake Mix Recipe)Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut butter into dry cake mix till crumbly. Mix in coconut. Pat mixture lightly into ungreased 9 inch x 13 inch cake pan, building up slight edges...

 

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Baked Monte Cristo SandwichPreheat oven to 450 degrees F. Top 4 of the bread slices with cheese slices, ham and remaining bread slices. Beat egg whites and milk in shallow dish or pie plate.

 

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Perfect Winter Beef StewCook bacon in large pot on medium 5 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pot using slotted spoon. Drain excess bacon fat carefully into a tin can, rather than pouring down sink...

 

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Dilute Shampoo When Bathing Your PetWhen bathing your dog or cat, dilute the shampoo with water so it is a 1:1 ratio. Then pour the mixture in a clean spray bottle.

 

Thumper (California King Rabbit)

Thumper (California King Rabbit)Thumper is a 10 month old California King rabbit. We got him in October of 2005 for my daughter's 4-H project show.

 

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Looking for Recipes?Try your favorite brand name! Pillsbury, Crisco, Betty Crocker, Campbell's, Kraft, and even Jimmy Dean Sausage have a website. Use any search engine, such as Yahoo, MSN, Google, etc. to search using the word RECIPES. You will get jillions of websites. You can even find the restaurant recipes!

 

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Staying on the BudgetIn an effort to stay as much on a budget as possible and track my spending I have finally found an easier way. I keep my check book in my purse and use is to record my deposits and withdrawals, of course, but I also keep a small ledger in my purse.

 

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Computer Keyboard Letter MagnetsI have a unique and fun craft idea that's very fast and easy to do. They are alphabet magnets made from computer keyboard keys. First, visit a local thrift store and pick up an old computer keyboard - they're very cheap.

 

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Hanging Light Things on the Wall?I hang many things on my walls with TOOTHPASTE, now that's something to smile about. Inexpensive and easy for anyone to do...

 

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Cutting Nylon RopeAfter cutting nylon rope, heat the edges with a lighter. It will keep the ends from fraying. For hemp rope, take a little duct or electrical tape and wrap around the end.

 

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Consider the Return on Your Investment (Home Improvement)We all like saving money and sprucing up our homes to suit our needs and tastes but as a real estate broker, I see homes every day where the current owner did some home improvement which many perspective buyers consider a negative...

 

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Dentist Bill JokeA woman phoned her dentist when she received a huge bill. "I'm shocked!" she complained. "This is three times what you normally charge."

 

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Wife's Birthday JokeThe most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.

 

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Protecting Wood When Removing a NailPut an old plastic spatula under the head of the hammer when trying to remove a nail. It protects the wood and is easy to find in your toolbox.

 

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Uses for LampshadesI have recently acquired some old lampshades (mostly the bigger sizes). I am looking for cool ways/ideas to use these! I would like to make some sort of funky outdoor lighting with them. All suggestions welcome.

 

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Pink Contact PaperMy wife has been looking for hot pink or neon pink contact paper. I've been drug in to the search as well and have had absolutely no luck! Can anyone please tell me where I can find this?

 

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Makeup Stains on a CountertopHow do you remove makeup stains off a white countertop?

 

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Electrical Problems With My DryerI am hoping someone out there can help me. I am desperate for some good electrical advice. About 2 1/2 months ago my dryer stopped working. I assumed the dryer motor went bad because when you pushed the button for it to start it just hummed at you. After verifying that the belt was still good we disposed of the dryer.

 

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Plastic Honey Bear Paper WeightsI have several plastic honey bear shaped honey jars in different sizes. I also have 2 dark brown plastic bunny-shaped plastic bottles that syrup came in. I would like to make some bookends or paper weights out of them.

 

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Small Turkey EarringsDo you know were I could find small turkey earrings?

 

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IKEA Duvet Cover ReviewsI've been considering buying a duvet cover from IKEA, can anyone tell me if they like theirs? I don't want to get something that is going to shrink in the wash or need a lot of ironing.

 

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Waverly Wallpaper Pattern #5500231I am looking for 5 double rolls of Waverly wallpaper pattern #5500231, thin green stripes. Any ideas where I can find this discontinued paper?

 

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