February 6, 2006

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Czech KolachesDissolve yeast and 1 Tbsp. sugar in lukewarm water and set aside to work. Scald milk and let cool to lukewarm, then add 1/2 cup sugar, salt, melted shortening, beaten egg yolks, and egg...

 

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Danish KringleCream butter and sugar together and spread on strips of dough. Spread with desired fruit filling to which extract has been added. Fold dough lengthwise win thirds and place on a greased baking sheet...

 

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Turkey Pockets al GrecoBrown turkey, 1/2 cup onions, and garlic in oil. Stir in parsley and oregano; cook 2 minutes. Trim about 1/2 inch off the top of each pita...

 

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Debbie's Crock Pot ChiliA delicious and easy chili that will have dinner ready when you need it.

 

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Assassin GameWhen I was in college, we played a fun game called Assassin. The purpose of assassin is to shoot your named target with a toy gun. When you "killed" them you then picked up their target.

 

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Using Vegetable Oil for Bread Machine RecipesI use vegetable oil in my bread machine recipes instead of margarine. The taste and texture is much better. I use 1/4 cup oil for a 1 1/2 lb loaf...

 

Oso Getting in the Picture with CookieThis photo was to be of Cookie and Oso slid in and tried to hog the shot. Bless him he can't help being mischevious and adorable. They are our babies.

 

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Carpet Pathways in the GardenUse old pieces of carpet in the pathways of your garden. Cover it with mulch, it makes the best weed block ever and lasts a long time. Not to mention, it's free!

 

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Buy Shampoo In BulkI'm not into brand name shampoo. I just want my hair clean. I go to my local discount beauty supply store, and buy the one gallon bottle of no-name shampoo...

 

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Setting Up a Business FrugallyWhen we decided to go for gold and set up our own business we knew we had to do it frugally. We sold our second car and then did online searches for everything we needed...

 

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Making Masks for the Kids From Paper PlatesMake a mask with a paper plate. Have your child paint a face on the plate (bear, tiger, worm) then glue on ears, cut out eyes, and attach string on the sides. Make more masks and put on a play!

 

Smiling LittlemanHere's another picture of Littleman (Bulldog) laughing.

 

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Seattle SimplicitySeattle Simplicity is a blog by a 30-something single female, on a journey of simplicity. She shares her thoughts and her finances on her blog.

 

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Dog Boots PatternDoes anyone have a sewing pattern for dog boots?

 

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Algae in Clothes IronI have algae that has appeared in the water tank of my iron. How do I remove the algae with a natural product so that it doesn't affect my iron or stain my clothes?

 

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Pool GamesI need help with games for a 12th birthday. I have some, but I would like to have more games to do with my pool, and I need games we can play inside too.

 

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Cyanoacrylate on a Laminated SurfaceI spilt cyanoacrylate (superglue) onto my black laminated kitchen work surface. It has left a cloudy mark, which I have so far been unable to remove. Can I remove it without further damaging the surface? What stain remover, if any, should I use?

 

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Painting a Ceiling DarkI was wondering if it would be a good idea to put dark red paint on a ceiling. The room is 15' X 13' with 10' ceilings with T-1-11 natural wood 4 feet up with a chair rail that will be stained. It will be like a bar setting with a poker table a small bar and a computer desk.

 

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Subway Oil and VinegarDoes anyone know the kinds of vinegar and oil is used at Subway on their sandwiches?

 

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Wedding Wrap PatternI need a little help in finding a pattern for a plus size (3x or 4x) White Wedding Wrap, the kind that you wear around your shoulders with a sleeveless Wedding Dress. It appears simple to make but I'm not sure how or where to start.

 

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Dessert Recipes for TwoWith my son away at college I'm in need of cake and other dessert recipes for two. Preferably those baked in a 8-inch square pan or 9-inch round pan. I'm a chocoholic but eating a 13x9 cake gets to be a little much, even for me. I also like apples, peaches and bananas if you have any recipes for two along that line.

 

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Blending Suede Paint ColorsDoes anyone have know if its possible to blend two different shades of a similar color of suede paint on one wall? Would it work with that technique? I am thinking of trying to marble two shades of taupe together to get a little bit more texture going on. It'll help disguise my icky plaster walls.

 

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Decorating Around Leather FurnitureI am seriously baffled at what to do to decorate around the hideous colored leather oversized couch and leather chair my boyfriend chose! I can't even put my finger on the color (please see photo)! Can anyone suggest any colors that can jazz up this strange furniture that is taking up all of my living room?

 

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Squeaky Springs in an ArmchairI have an armchair that needs repair because the springs creak when somebody sits on the chair. Is there a manual on how to do the work myself? Does anyone have any tips?

 

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Village Candles FragrancesI bought a jar candle made by Village Candles. The fragrance I bought is called pina colada. It smells great! Has anybody ever bought Village Candles and what fragrance do you like?

 

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