April 21, 2006

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Recipes

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Sugarless Christmas PieCombine eggs, applesauce, milk, liquid sweetener, lemon juice, and nutmeg. Pour into unbaked pie shell. . .

 

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Skillet Spanish RiceIn large skillet, put onion, green pepper, garlic, rice and hamburger. Stir over high heat until lightly browned. Add the tomato sauce and remaining ingredients except cheese. . .

 

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ScroodlesCook hamburger and onion together until browned. Drain excess grease. Cook scroodles until tender, drain.

 

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Fork and Knife Salad PizzaA fresh baked pizza crust can be a great start to a salad.

 

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Skillet RavioliPrepare ravioli as label directs; drain. Meanwhile, cut eggplant and zucchini into 1/4 inch cubes; dice onion. In nonstick skillet over medium high heat, in hot olive or salad oil, cook eggplant and onion until lightly browned, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

 

Articles

Product Placement and the Price Customers PayDespite what they say in their advertisements, stores aren't out to save shoppers money. Their business is to make money, and the better they are at doing just that the more profitable the franchise.

 

Closeup of Cornish Rex cat.

Breed Information: Cornish RexThe chic-looking Cornish Rex is easily one of the more striking cat breeds. They have long, narrow heads, large, flared ears, and an expressive face. This medium-sized cat is muscular, but slender and fine-boned. Their backs have an upward arch that ends in a long, thin, slightly tapered tail.

 

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Finding Large Table ClothsWe have a large dining table and it's hard to find a table cloth that fits and doesn't cost a arm and a leg.

 

Grooming Your Cat Woman brushing a cat.

Grooming Your CatIn case you haven't noticed, your cat is a grooming professional. Cats spend much of their time cleaning themselves! However, if you have a longhaired cat or an older cat, they may need a little help with grooming.

 

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Great Granny Vi's Soap Angel InstructionsMany of you really loved these little angels and wanted to know how to make them. Great Granny Vi sent in some drawings and one of the angels so we took some pictures and scanned the drawings so you can see how to make these.

 

Lhasa Apso

Breed Information: Lhasa ApsoThe Lhasa Apso is a sturdy little dog with a profuse coat of long, floor-length hair, and a prominent beard and mustache.. This breed is very friendly and loyal to his owner and other family members. It has an acute sense of hearing and makes and excellent watch dog.

 

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Strong Necklace ThreadTired of your necklace breaking? Restring it with fishing line. Fishing line is very strong and inexpensive.

 

silver and gray coated cat

Breed Information: Devon RexThe Devon Rex has a soft, curly coat similar to that of the Cornish Rex, but displays some other very different characteristics. Unlike the Cornish Rex, the Devon Rex's coat is fuzzier and less curly, and it has less of an arch along its back.

 

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Trimming Your Dog or Cat's ToenailsThe easiest way to make a toenail trim NOT an ordeal is to start when your pet is very young. If they are acclimated to the trimmer from an early age, they won't fight you when that cute puppy becomes a hundred pound monster.

 

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Studying Music?Are you - or is a member of your family in a chorus/choir or studying music? You can now download classical excerpts to listen to and practice with at home very inexpensively. I like the UK site http://www.eclassical.com. The pieces are less then $1 each.

 

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Growing Strawberries in ContainersMany varieties of strawberries grow wonderfully in containers, including barrels, drums, or bags. Many seed companies and garden centers offer pouches or bags, complete with plants, for growing them vertically on walls and fences.

 

Ashes Sharing BreakfastAshes is my 14 year old cat. I got Ashes from a litter of kittens. His favorite thing to do is eat people food.

 

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Finding Foreign Language GreetingsDo you have relatives/friends/colleagues who speak a foreign language? Did you know that you can find out what a seasonal greeting is on the internet?

 

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Drinking Water for PlantsIt's easy to remember to water your houseplants if you use the remainder of your drinking water on them. And the water that's been standing around has less chlorine and better for them, too.

 

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Cheaper Kitty LitterAs the proud mother of twelve cats, I have found a cheaper way to keep them in kitty litter. I don't use it! While working in a feed store, it was suggested to me by a customer to try the wood pellets sold for pellet stoves. They run around $3.89 for a forty pound bag.

 

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My Frugal Life - Research, Research, Research.Having been one of 5 kids of depression era parents, I had a good idea how to live frugally. Those times reappeared when I lost my job. I tackled this problem with research, research, and more research.

 

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Sawdust ClayAdd all ingredients together and mold using cookie cutters or by hand. Let dry then sand using a fine sandpaper till smooth. Paint.

 

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Removing a Rusty Nut or BoltIf you have a rusty nut and bolt, you can remove them by spraying penetrating oil liberally on the nut and bolt. Let the oil set for a while and then try to remove the nut. Penetrating oil can be purchased at your local hardware store.

 

Questions

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Hardiness Zone ConfusionWhen I look at certain plants and seeds it appears that I am in different zones? Some packs of seeds say I am zone four, but here it says zone 6. Am I losing it or is there a reason for this?

 

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Starting Cuttings from an Azalea and a RhododendronI was wondering if there was a way to start an azalea and a rhododendron? I have heard of people clipping a branch and putting it in water (for other plants) and wasn't sure if that were possible with them as well?

 

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Indoor Reception That Looks Like an Italian Outdoor Patio at NightLike many others, we are planning a large wedding on a pretty small budget! The reception will be in a very large room and we would like it to look like an Italian outdoor patio at night. There are three lines of neon lights overhead that we would like to disguise and we would like to make the walls interesting. Any thoughts?

 

Fish Tank Screensaver for My CatI am soon to be the proud owner of my brother's cat, Smithy. He is not very happy being around my nieces and nephews and we think he'll be happier with me. No kids to bother him here! He will miss one thing though and that is my brother's large fishtank - it's Smithy's Cat-a-Vision!

 

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Bushes With Yellow FlowersEvery place I look I see these beautiful bushes full of yellow flowers (they have several flowers on each branch), does anyone know what they are called? And how would you start one of them?

 

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Opinions About Mineral MakeupI have seen a lot about mineral makeup. Have any of you tried it? It sounds great, but I would like to know other's experience before I buy some. It is quite pricey.

 

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Painting or Staining SubflooringI live in an apartment with very old carpet. The landlord will not remove or replace it. I want to pull up the carpet and either stain or paint over the subfloor. I will then use area rugs over it. Please pass along your tips for the best process and type of paint and/or stain to use.

 

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Tea Rose With MoldI have a tea rose that has a white fuzz around the buds. It looks like mold. What can I do to correct and fix this problem?

 

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Make Your Own Boboli Pizza CrustDoes anyone have a recipe for making your own Boboli Pizza Crust? My family loves it and it's very convenient but it's quite expensive. Seems like I could bake them ahead and store them in the freezer but I am not sure what the recipes is.

 

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Making a Wasp TrapI am looking for a concoction for my Wasp trap. You soak cotton balls and put them in, then it attracts and traps them. I know apple cider vinegar is the base for it, but can't remember or find the recipe with proportions.

 

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