April 4, 2006

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Italian Delight (from Gladys)Brown 1/2 onion, 1/2 bell pepper and garlic with 1 lb. ground beef.

 

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Hot Turkey SandwichesMix all ingredients, except cheese, in crockpot or electric skillet. Heat until bubbly. Stir in the grated cheese and serve on buns.

 

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Pumpkin ButterCombine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until mixture thickens. . .

 

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Jubilee Salad RingDrain raspberries, reserving syrup. Set raspberries aside. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve gelatin in the boiling water.

 

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Lemon Vinaigrette DressingCombine all ingredients in a small jar and refrigerate.

 

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Simply Elegant Steak and RiceCut onions into 1/2 inch slices and separate into rings. Drain mushrooms and reserve liquid. Cut steak into thin strips. In a large ovenproof skillet, brown meat in oil using high heat. . .

 

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Leather vs. Plastic or Vinyl Shoes and PursesReal leather shoes and bags wear better in the long run, and can be polished and waxed. BUT in the rain (or the snow), PLASTIC or vinyl has the benefit of not being ruined by water.

 

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Vistas in Every RoomOn a visit to my urban apartment a friends commented that I had put "vistas" in every room - and, although it hadn't been conscious, I realize that I had positioned pictures in every room that looked as if they were artistic "windows" to an outside natural world. It really does make it easier to live in the city with them.

 

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Hanging Paper Towels on a Boat, Camper or RVOn our boat we use a stretchy "bungee" cord to hang up our paper towel roll (you put the cord through the roll). You could do the same in your camper or RV - or anywhere else, for that matter!

 

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Living Without a MicrowaveMy 5-year-old microwave died shortly before Thanksgiving last year and my budget didn't allow for replacing it right away even though we had company coming for Thanksgiving. I mentally made a note to replace it after the first of the year; however in January, I thought I would wait for a good sale.

 

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Poll: Are you the most frugal person you know?Today's poll asks: Are you the most frugal person you know?

 

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Planting BranchesIt's easy to grow shrubs and many other plants by simply planting a branch. Cut off a branch and bury it in decent soil leaving only 6-8 inches out of the ground. It may be small, but it will grow.

 

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Bear JokesQ. What kind of fish do grizzlies catch?

 

The French Quarter

The French QuarterThe French Quarter, New Orleans

 

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Five Things You Should Be Doing but Probably Aren'tPeople hate to think about negative things happening, but it's a fact of life that they happen. The more people prepare for unfortunate events the less stressful these times will be. Here are five simple things that you probably aren't doing but need to be.

 

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Silky Looking CakesProfessionally decorated cakes always seem to have a molten, silky look. To achieve this look at home, frost as usual and then use a hair dryer to "blow-dry" the frosted surfaces (on low) until it looks right.

 

ZoeyZen (Old English Sheep Dog)ZoeyZen is a 5 year old Old English Sheepdog. We got Zoey when she was 10 weeks old in 2001.

 

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Cleaning an Air FilterYou can prolong the life of your air cleaner filter by getting a non-allergic member of the family to remove and WASH the pellon filter to remove excess dust which clogs it. Then dry and use as usual.

 

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Bedwetting HelpMy son is now 7 and we are having a hard time with the bed wetting. I will take his drinks away at 6 PM and wake him up to let him go to the restroom but he still happens wets his bed. He has been prescribed medicine and it isn't working either.

 

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Saving Money on Printer PaperTips for saving money on printer paper.

 

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Embroidering a RobinI am in need of a transfer to hand embroider a robin. As young children, my siblings and I lost our mother and because she always woke us in the mornings with the "red robin" song. I thought it would be nice to give to my siblings a robin with the song framed.

 

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