February 15, 2006

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Recipes

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Flowerpot Dirt DessertWith Spring just around the corner, this dessert is the perfect treat for a party or get together.

 

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Mrs. Eisenhower's Frosted Mint DelightMelt the jelly and mix the crushed pineapple into it. Dissolve the gelatin in 1 cup of the juice from the pineapple. Mix the gelatin mixture into the jelly mixture and heat to dissolve. Cool until partially set...

 

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Date and Cream Cheese SpreadBlend both ingredients till smooth. Can be spread on fruits, veggies, or any kinds of breads, muffins or bagels...

 

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Nutmeg Ice Cream (Homemade)Beat together eggs, yolks, salt, and 1/2 of the sugar. Heat remaining sugar, milk, and cream, stirring until sugar is dissolved and bubbles form around the edge of the pan...

 

Articles

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Keeping Kids Warm in the SnowWhen your children are ready to go out and play in the snow a great way to keep them warm is to have them wear their pajamas. The ones with the feet in them.

 

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Knowing When the Washing Machine is DoneIf your washing machine does not have an alarm that sounds when it is finished, set the kitchen timer after starting the wash load to remind yourself it is done.

 

Reddish brown and white Cocker.

Shae - Cocker Spaniel (Rescue)I adopted her from a Cocker Spaniel rescue shelter when she was one year old. She loves to run and to chase balls.

 

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Growing Vegetables in the MountainsWe live in the mountains west of Canon City, Colorado. For many years I have tried to grow a vegetable garden that would yield a crop of more than just a few items from the plants. We have tested the soil and put in several things.

 

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Use the V.A. if You CanSince I am a retired military Reservist I can go to the VA and can get my Meds $8 per prescription per month and seeing the doctor at $15 for each visit...

 

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Homemade Weed and FeedI was wondering if anyone had a homemade recipe for weed and feed for my lawn?

 

Gift Baskets

Collecting Items For Gift BasketsWhen you have a large family creating gift baskets are a wonderful way to give everyone a gift without breaking the bank. Making your own gift baskets is easy and economical. Each one you create can be individualized in any way you want.

 

Beads made from recycled DVDs and CDs.

CD and DVD BeadsThese beads were made from recycled CDs. When you make them, they are a bit stinky so use a well ventilated area or a mask.

 

Two blue flowers.

Growing Bachelor's Button (Cornflower)Bachelor Buttons grow wild in the fields of southern Europe. During the time when Napoleon forced Queen Louise of Prussia from Berlin, she hid her children, including her son Wilhelm, in a cornfield where they wove wreaths of Bachelor Buttons to pass the time....

 

Growing: Bells of Ireland

Growing: Bells of IrelandThe bell is not actually the flower, but enlarged calyxes (the leaves usually located at the base of flowers). The true tiny fragrant white flowers are located deep within the bells...

 

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Buy Fabric On Clearance RackIn January fabric was 80% off. I have made jazz pants for many girls for 80 cents each. It's been very fun.

 

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Poll: What gas mileage does your car or truck get? Today's poll asks: What gas mileage does your car or truck get?

 

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Saving Money on Major PurchasesWhen you're thinking about a major purchase make yourself a list and stick to it. It's too easy to be caught up in the moment and buy before you really think...

 

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Shopping with CouponsWhen shopping use coupons. Sometimes you will find out that generic are a better deal than the name brand with a coupon, sometimes not.

 

Field of orange poppies.

California PoppyCalifornia Poppies grow well in poor soil. Too much fertilizer will result in poor flowering. They are drought tolerant and should be watered only moderately unless grown in arid climates.

 

Miles in a BasketMiles is a 1 year old cat. He was born at my home, and was the pick of the litter.

 

Browallia flower bush

Growing: Browallia (Amethyst Flower/Star Flower/Bush Violet)Browallia make a good short-term houseplant. At summer's end, transfer a few plants into pots and bring indoor for several more weeks of enjoyment...

 

Questions

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Birthday Party Ideas That Won't EmbarrassMy son is turning 15. He wants a teenager party with some thing to do with anime, video games and such. I need ideas on entertainment for teenagers. I am afraid my ideas are too dorky and will ruin his party. Please help keep me from embarrassing both him and myself.

 

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Refrigerator Door Left OpenMy husband accidentally left the the refrigerator door partially open. Do I throw all food away? I found this out at 6 am and we went to bed at 11 pm last night. I really need advice on this please.

 

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Recycling Junk MailDoes anyone have any good uses for recycling junk mail and paper? I would like to try making homemade paper and would like instructions.

 

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Centerpieces from Blue and Gold Dinner BanquetI need ideas for the Cub Scouts Blue and Gold banquet table centerpieces. Any help?

 

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Knifty Knitter Tea CoziesDoes anyone know how to make a tea cozy with the knifty knitter looms? Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Soil DeficiencyI have some sort of a soil deficiency in my coastal garden that causes vegetable leaves to grow in a mottled pattern - light green and dark green. Eventually the light green portions die and turn brown. I have ammended the soil with lime, seaweed, compost and rotted manure and still the problem persists. Does anyone know how I can find out what is missing without paying for an expensive soil analysis?

 

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Mushroom FungusI have mushrooms growing in my flower bed from a tree stump. Any ideas how to get rid of them?

 

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Restoring LinoleumI have an old linoleum floor that is definitely showing its age (yellowing with age, dull luster). Does anyone have ideas on how to restore it to at least a shadow of its former self? It seems as though a deep cleaning would clean some of the yellowing since much of it is ground-in dirt, but everything I try, professional, bleach or vinegar, has produced minimal results. And there is no shine to it.

 

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Marie Callender's Pie CrustI bought a pie from Marie Callender's and everyone loved the pie crust. I'm wondering if anyone can find a recipe that is as good as that one? It might be an oil or combination of shortening and oil?

 

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Looking for Seeds on Coral BellsNeeding some help on flower seeds. I am learning to get my own seeds from my flowers to plant next year as I live in Utah where it's going to freeze soon. I have this hanging flower I bought and threw its identity away. I think its called Coral Bells or Million Bells. Can anyone tell me where i can find the seeds off this flower? I have gone over it and over it and can't see them.

 

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