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Maple Nut Pumpkin CakeGrease and lightly flour a 10 inch fluted tube pan. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, soda, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves; set aside. Beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed 30 seconds. . .
Salad with Raspberry DressingCombine lemon juice, raspberry jam, thyme, and salt in a blender container. With blender running, add salad oil in a steady stream through opening in the lid.
Enchiladas (No Meat)Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until softened. . .
Strawberry ShortcakesSprinkle strawberries with 2/3 cup sugar; let stand 1 hour. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Stir remaining ingredients except whipped cream until soft dough forms.
Fancy Bacon Egg ScrambleCrisp-cook bacon, drain, crumble, and set aside. Cook onion in 3 Tbsp. of margarine until tender. Add eggs. Cook until the mixture sets on the bottom of the edge.
Breed Information: VizslaThe Vizla is an attractive and lively hunting dog, medium in size, with a lean and muscular athletic build. This versatile and talented breed can track, point and retrieve, all with equal skill and vigor. The Vizsla is a high energy dog that is happiest when working in the fields.
Let the Cleanser SitWhen cleaning, apply your cleanser to the surface and let it sit while you work on something else and give the cleaner time to work and you will have to use a lot less elbow grease to get your cleaning done.
Printing In Black and WhiteI print from my computer regularly. The cost of ink really displeases me, so to save I most often print only in black and white and do not use the color at all. . .
Direct Deposit of PaychecksMy husband and I have started having his paycheck directly deposited into our bank account. There are many reasons for this, but one of the most important is that if the check is direct deposited, we are less subject to forgery and identity theft.
Homemade Frozen DinnersWhenever I cook a frozen dinner, I save the plates they were cooked in. Then, when I make meatloaf or roast or whatever, and veggie or mashed potatoes, I'll put the leftovers in individual portions in the saved frozen plates.
Setting Up A Hamster CageIf you've decided to add a ham-ham to the family, congratulations! Here are some tips for setting up a happy hamster habitat!
Working vs. Staying at HomeThis is really kind of a testimony. When my daughter graduated from high school I decided to go to work to pay college expenses. My daughter was a straight A student but found it difficult to get scholarships at the time locally.
Shoe Boxes for Large Building Blocks for KidsUse shoe boxes and other similar size boxes to make large building blocks for your kids. Tape the lid of the box on and then cover them with contact paper. You can even find contact paper with a brick or wood pattern on it.
Here's To Thrifty Living!My mother, raised in the Depression, passed down a lot of thrifty wisdom to me. It was a matter of principle not to waste and to get as much value as possible.
When do you like to go garage sales?Today's poll asks: When do you like to go garage sales?
Growing Plants in Stackable Milk CratesAfter my seeds are growing and in bigger containers, I place them in crates, against the patio doors and windows which are facing west. I am known to have at least 20 crates! The light and air can get through to all plants.
Carefully Unwrap GiftsI like to give little presents at holidays like Easter to my neighbors and their children - and although they looked great, all the wrapping were recycled!
T.J. (Bread Basket Kitty)T.J is 18 months old. I found him in the newspaper, in Aug, 04. He came from a loving home.
Going Back to My Mama's WaysMy mom grew up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains with six brothers and sisters. Her father died before she was a teenager, leaving her mother with no income to feed a large family. Meat was a rare and precious commodity in their home - they mostly ate meals made from their garden harvest.
Recipe Ideas for Ulcerative Colitis?My husband suffers from Ulcerative Colitis which is a constant inflamation of the bowel. His diet is so limited most of the time. No fried food, no seeds. So many things can add up to a flare up that I am half afraid to feed him.
Removing Candle Wax From My Cat's Fur?Could someone tell me how to get a chunk of candle wax out of a cats tail? It did not burn her but I cannot hold her down long enough to cut it out. It is very close to the skin of the tail. Could someone help me?
Clever Ad for a Rummage Sale?I am going to have a rummage sale soon. I am looking for a cleverly worded ad to put in the newspaper to attract the attention of the readers. I hope to bring them here by the 100's.