February 24, 2006

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PopoversBake in oven (NOT preheated) at 450 degrees F for about 20-25 minutes, then lower temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake until golden brown. These are good served hot with butter/jam or filled with whipped cream..

 

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Vi's Lemon Cream Cheese Bars1 box lemon cake mix (I used Betty Crocker, follow directions except don't add oil) with 4 med. eggs, 1/3 package cream cheese. Bake in a jelly roll pan or I used a heavy duty cookie sheet with edge. COOL...

 

Articles

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Extra Liquid in Pork and BeansWhen you have pork and beans and there is too much liquid, just toss in a cut up potato or two. No waste and more food for all...

 

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Task BoxesI try to save about 6 heavy-duty self closing boxes each year that measure around 10-1/2 x 11 x 2-1/2 inches or even slightly larger. I use these to store "works in progress" such as preparing for a large church project, tax preparation, special yearly projects which I am chairwoman of, etc.

 

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Getting Chores DoneSome chores I really don't like to do, but they have to be done so I break them into small chunks and then intersperse with something I do like to do...

 

two dogs laying on rug

Harley (Shitzu/Poodle) and Bruiser (Rottweiler)Harley and Bruiser are both 1 year 6 months old. Harley is a Shitzu/Poodle mix. Bruiser is a Rottweiler. We got them both from breeders when they were puppies.

 

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Plan To Have Leftovers and Always Use What You Have!One of my best food tip is to plan meals at least 2 weeks to a month at a time. Make a menu for each day and a dessert. This works well in using what you have and not wasting food.

 

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Home Business TaxesI use a portion of my home for business and I can deduct a portion of my utilities, home improvements, and purchases pertaining to the business from my taxes.

 

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Buying Neutral ColorsWhen buying furniture for a specific room, buy neutral colors. If you ever want to use the same furniture in another room, you'll not have to paint or re-upholster it. It'll go nicely as it is.

 

Dakota (Shar-Pei)

Dakota (Shar-Pei)Dakota is my 4 month old Shar-Pei. I got her from a breeder in Portland, Oregon.

 

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Poll: Have you homeschooled any of your children?Today's poll asks: Have you homeschooled any of your children?

 

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Getting Rid of OxalisOur backyard is covered by oxalis, how can I get rid of them? Any homemade weed killer that would work?

 

Ms. Jewel (Calico)Ms. Jewel is our calico charmer's name. We brought her home from a Animal Rescue when she was six months, as her previous owner passed away. It was funny because of her vibrant colors, we named her Jewel. However, I think she was meant to have this new name.

 

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Vi's Tacos 1950sI warm the corn tortillas with a small amount of butter on each side. Fill them with the meat, bean mixture add the cheese and now I add black olives and chopped tomatoes, lettuce, onion, or whatever you like...

 

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Buying CondimentsAt a restaurant supply store, I purchased a gallon of prepared yellow mustard for nearly $3.00. I bought it only for fill-ups for my regular sized squeeze mustard bottle, for everyday use.

 

Questions

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Ice Cream Cake Recipes and Tips?I need recipes for ice cream cake.

 

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Candle Wax Stains on a Jacuzzi Tub?For V-day I set candles up around the jacuzzi tub, I did place something under the candles but they melted faster than expected and went onto the tub, the wax came up but left stains. Any suggestions on getting those off?

 

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Scratch on Laminate Table?Some one scratched my new table. It has a dark laminate top. I have tried the wax crayons and the marker. Nothing worked. Does anyone have any suggestions on what else I can try? It is a white scratch on dark wood looking.

 

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Using Irish Spring Soap In Laundry Soap Recipes?I make the homemade laundry detergent all the time now and was wondering if any one has tried the Irish spring soap for it and if it works okay for the laundry cleaning? I think it would spell good on the clothes but, wanted to check here before making it.

 

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Dog Not Going to The Bathroom?My husband and I just rescuded a Border Collie/Chow mix yesterday. She had a sore on her bottom, I am guessing it was from the wet floor in the kennel at the shelter. We plan to take her to the vet this weekend to see what the sore is about. She has a hard time sitting because obvisously it hurts.

 

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Removing Labels From New Windows?We recently bought a house and the outside windows have the installation manufacturer's paper labels still glued to the glass. I found out from the neighbor that these labels have been on the windows for a least a year.

 

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Removing Carpet From Hardwood Floors?We remove carpet from hardwood floors but the backing is really stuck on there, plus there is double face tape on it. Any ideas how to remove this.

 

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