March 22, 2006

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Recipes

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Georgia Peaches and CreamIn medium bowl, combine flour and butter. Stir in chopped pecans. Press into 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake in 350 degrees F oven about 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Set aside. Mix confectioner's sugar with cream cheese until smooth...

 

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Prize-Winning White CakeSift together dry ingredients. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla. Add flour alternately with milk. Fold in egg whites which have been beaten until stiff...

 

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Chili Sauce for Hot DogsMakes 3 cups of hot dog sauce, enough to serve with 3 pounds of hot dogs...

 

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Easter Cupcake BasketsThese adorable cupcake baskets are the perfect treat for Easter.

 

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Mint Brownie BitesThese delicious mint brownies are easy to make and are the perfect treat for mint lovers.

 

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Light-As-A-Feather DonutsScald milk. Stir in sugar, salt and margarine. Cool to lukewarm. Measure warm water in large, warm mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast into water and stir until dissolved...

 

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Broccoli and Potatoes Sprinkle Durkee Onions over top and bake at 350 for 45 min. for metal pan...

 

Articles

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Girl Test JokeWanda asked the obviously expecting young mother if she knew yet what she was having. The young mother sighed, "I've always wanted a girl but after four boys I finally gave up." ...

 

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Snazzy eCardsYou don't have to pay for snazzy eCards - There are sites that give away unusual ones for free. I like the ones at doverpublications and MOMA...

 

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Low Interest Credit Card CautionsCredit card companies are not altruistic in any way. I carry a balance with 0% interest. They sent me checks to buy items or to transfer other balances at 3.99%. On the surface this seems like a good deal but then I read a contract they provided.

 

Pomeranian Breed Info

Breed Information: PomeranianThe Pomeranian is the smallest member of the German spitz breeds. Characteristics include a compact body, long, thick coat, a lion-like mane and a striking plumed tail. These little dogs are friendly and active. Their intelligence and docile, yet playful, temperament make them ideal companions.

 

Whippet Breed Info

Breed Information: WhippetWhippets are slender and graceful and closely resemble a small version of the Greyhound in appearance. This breed was bred to run and has a long lean head, streamlined body and long, straight legs. Calm and laid back indoors, the Whippet makes a loving and affectionate house pet.

 

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Hanging Linens in a ClosetTo prevent creases when hanging linens from wire hangers, take a cardboard tube from a used up roll of paper towels and cut lengthwise. Then slip it over the wire hanger and apply tape where you cut the tube.

 

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Starting a New Address BookWhen writing addresses and phone numbers in a new address book, use a sharp pencil, not a pen!

 

A raccoon looking straight ahead at night.

Zorro (Raccoon)Zorro is an 8 year old raccoon. We got her as a baby after her mother had been hit by a car.

 

Guidelines for Green Building and RemodelingIf you have a building or remodeling project in your future, consider the benefits of going green. It's a common misperception to think that incorporating environmentally friendly measures into your project will cost more, but that isn't usually the case. In fact, even if you're on a tight budget, many elements of sustainable building and remodeling can be incorporated into your project with minimal (sometimes zero) upfront costs.

 

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Removing An Eggshell When Cracking EggsIf you're making eggs and get a piece of eggshell in them all you have to do is take half of the cracked eggshell and scoop out the piece of shell...

 

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Giving Children Their Own Equipment for Thanks You NotesTo those grandparents who never get a thank you note from their grandchildren for gifts, leaving it up to your children to teach them might be futile.

 

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Poll: Have you ever made a quilt?Today's poll asks: Have you ever made a quilt?

 

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More Life from BatteriesWhen the batteries in my remotes stop working, I open the remote and roll them around.

 

Ragdoll Breed Info

Breed Information: RagdollThis is a large, impressive-looking breed with a luxurious medium-long coat and long flowing lines. Other than looking like a large plush toy with a plumed tail, Ragdolls do not have any particularly distinguishing physical features.

 

Questions

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Iowa Vacation Ideas?My husband and I only have two days vacation and wish to Iowa in August or September. Any suggestions for "points of interest" for a fun time on such a short vacation, that won't break the bank?

 

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Low Purine Diet for Someone With Gout?I am looking for a low-purine diet for gout, one that is very simple and to the point. Broken down by weekly intake using old fashion measurements (cups, teaspoons, etc.). Is there such a thing?

 

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Sewing a Bra Into a Wedding Dress?I am looking for instructions about how to sew in a bra into a formal (wedding) dress. My daughter's seamstress has told her she needs to wear a bra, but adhesive bras irritate her skin and we have not been able to find a non-adhesive bra that stays concealed.

 

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Removing Paint From Vinyl Siding?I need to know what is the easiest and cheapest way to remove paint from vinyl siding. My husband and I stained the deck 3 years ago and since then have not been able to remove the paint. It is a deep cherry color and our siding is beige!

 

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Water Damage Under The Sink?I have water damage to the bottom of the cabinet under my kitchen sink from a leak. Is there any easy way to replace/repair this without having to tear out the old bottom and replace it with a new one?

 

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Bad Smell in New Apartment?My husband, 2 year old son and I moved into a brand new apartment building. We love it! Except for our living room smells like someone has been farting in it all day (sorry for the visual image). We have tried everything to get this smell out, but it's still there.

 

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Connecting a Phone Line?We had two phone lines coming into our house. I recently disconnected phone line A. I would now like to connect the jacks inside the house that were used for phone line A into phone line B, the line that is still active.

 

Pomeranian's Hair Not Growing?I have a purebred Pomeranian that seems to have problems growing her hair. I have confirmed that she is a purebred pomeranian. Are they any ways that i can encourage her hair to grow? The attached picture is not of my dog but that exactly what she looks like but with shorter hair.

 

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Pacu That Have Outgrown Their Tank?I have 3 very large pacu that have outgrown their tank. Any advice on what to do? Does anyone buy large fish? I have 6 aquariums but not a single one with room enough to seperate them.

 

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Scuff Marks on Baseboards?How do you get black marks off of white glossy baseboards, caused by the vacuum running up against them? Also, how to get white marks from the same thing (vacuum) off of dark polished wood?

 

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Buying Wholesale Plants?Buying Wholesale Plants. I am wondering if anyone knows where to find wholesale plants?

 

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Our Energy Bill Keeps Going Up?I am wondering if you all can help me pinpoint where our electricity is going. Starting approximately in November our electric bill began going sky high. We hadn't changed any of our habits that we could think of, yet our KW per hour usage started to go up. We don't watch much TV and our computers had both bit the dust so we weren't spending time on them.

 

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Wisconsin Vacation Ideas?My husband and I only have two days vacation and wish to Southern Wisconsin in August or September. Any suggestions for "points of interest" for a fun time on such a short vacation, that won't break the bank?

 

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Train Birthday Party Decorations?I am having a birthday party for my 2 year old. He loves choo choo trains. Can anyone think of some inexpensive decorations to use?

 

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