May 9, 2006

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Recipes

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Grandma Great's Homemade Thousand Island DressingBeat eggs; adding oil slowly . . .

 

Baked Cherry Relish Ham (Freezer Meal)Treat yourself to a special meal when you really don't have the time to prepare it! This quick and easy special dish is perfect for busy weeknights or when you have unexpected guests.

 

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Cheezy Baked ZitiCook ziti according to directions. Drain pasta. Place ziti in large bowl and mix with ricotta (or cottage cheese) . .

 

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Hot Cider SauceIn a saucepan, combine brown sugar, cider, butter, lemon juice, and spices. Bring to a boil and simmer 15 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve warm on waffles or pancakes. . .

 

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"Don't Knock It Till You've Tried It" Spinach DipMix all ingredients together and let stand for several hours to improve flavor.

 

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Manhattan Deli SaladCook pasta according to package. In large bowl, combine all ingredients - toss. Serve chilled.

 

Roast Turkey Breast Cocktail (Freezer Meal)Turkey isn't just for the holidays! Turkey cooks up just like chicken does and is sure to be a welcome treat anytime!

 

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Shoestring Potatoes SaladMix all together thoroughly. Add shoestrings just before serving.

 

Articles

Shetland Sheepdog 1

Breed Information: Shetland Sheepdog...The Sheltie is a small, long-haired working dog that resembles a Rough Collie in appearance. They are skilled at herding livestock and have a natural willingness to obey. Shelties are highly intelligent and excel at obedience and agility trials.

 

Growing Bearded Iris

Growing Bearded IrisBearded Irises are especially susceptible to borers. Symptoms include smelly, rotting rhizomes and larvae snacking on leaves. Giving plants full sun in a well-drained location and making sure irises are planted so rhizomes are on or above the soil surface will help prevent attacks.

 

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Gas Cards for Graduation GiftsThis year, I am giving pre-paid name brand gasoline cards to graduates. If I, as an adult am finding it hard to swallow the current gas prices, I can't imagine too much more welcome a gift for high school or college graduates...

 

An Exotic Shorthair

Breed Information: Exotic ShorthairAt first glance, the strong and strapping compact build of the Exotic Shorthair is evident. This breed has a large, round head, big, round, wide-set eyes, a short nose and a dense, plush coat.

 

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Knitting with FabricI am a knitter and have seen kits for knitting with strips of fabric. They make 1/2 inch wide strips from cloth, and you knit these into a purse, as if they were yarn.

 

Buddies (Who are we?)Here are some more pictures we had uploaded for the contest but we haven't been able to find the entries to go with them. The pictures are from different people (we assume). If you recognize either of these sets of "buddies", please write us and let us know more about them (names, ages and other things you'd like us to know) so we can give them their own entries. . .

 

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Paper Plate HoldersWhen my kids were younger, we would go to picnics and it would always end up that one of the 4 would end up with their food on them, the paper plates would give a way.

 

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Keeping Orchids UprightTo keep orchids upright, try using those cute tiny hair clamps to hold the stem to your stake. The clear ones blend in well and looks much nicer than using twist ties.

 

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Growing Torenia (Bluewings, Wishbone Flower)Guide for growing Torenia (Bluewings, Wishbone Flower). Seeds are tiny, slow growing and best started indoors 10 weeks before last frost date. Cover seeds lightly with soil.

 

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Tent Buying BasicsIf you are just getting your feet wet and thinking about taking up camping, the first thing you need to do is pick out a tent. Tents are less costly than RVs and can go many more places. Besides, if you end up hating camping you won't be out as much money.

 

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Disposable Bowl CoversI have found the cheapest source for those new disposable bowl covers. My friend was unpacking her cosmetology bag and there was a box of cheap (100 count for $1.99) disposable shower caps. . .

 

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Pam to the Plant RescueIf you are gardening on a tight budget you can rescue plants. I have found that when the gardeners for my apartment complex replaced the bedding plants, there were viable discards, which I nursed back to health. . .

 

Old Window Table

Window Coffee TableHere is a photo of a coffee table I made out of a window. I left the panes in, put in some old items, then bought a piece of plastic for the top. I bought some legs at a Menard's store.

 

Scottish Deerhound

Breed Information: Scottish DeerhoundThe Scottish Deerhound is similar to the Irish Wolfhound, with a sleeker and lighter build reflecting the contribution of greyhound blood to its ancestry.

 

Litter Training a Rabbit

Teaching Your Rabbit To Use the LitterboxBelieve it or not, rabbits can be trained to use a litterbox, just like a cat! Training will be easier than you might think -- rabbits by nature will pick one place for their bathroom and stick to it.

 

Exuberant!Exuberant!

 

Wax Begonias

Growing Wax BegoniaGuide for growing wax begonia. Starting annual begonias from seed can be difficult. You're better off buying them unless you need several dozen.

 

West Highland Terrier

Breed Information: West Highland White TerrierThe West Highland White Terrier is an elegant looking dog breed with a compact, sturdy body, small enough and with short enough legs to go where its quarry would take it. Its tail must be long enough to enable its master to pull it from holes.

 

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My Frugal Life - One Proud Mom!For the last year our daughter has done many fundraising events. Her school concert band wanted to attend Disney World in Florida over spring break and she needed to earn her own way.

 

Questions

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Subtle Creamy Yellow Paint?I am having a difficult time finding a subtle creamy yellow color to paint my family room/kitchen. Every color I have tried is either too bright or too yellow and suggestions would be helpful.

 

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Cleaning a Ventilation System?I'm about to move to a new apartment, and now I have clean up my old apartment before I give it back to the landlord. I have to clean this "air ventilation system" which I never use. Anyway, I opened it today, and it's dusty as hell. Canned air, compressed air isn't going to do the job.

 

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Dog Urinates When My Husband Comes Home?I have a 1 year old miniature dachshund that urinates every time my husband comes home. He wants us to get rid of her and I want to keep her. Any ideas?

 

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Poll: Do you use disposable or cloth diapers on your baby?Do you use disposable or cloth diapers on your baby? Feel free to post feedback about this poll in the feedback forum below.

 

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Removing Crease Left Behind After Removing Hem?I'm quite tall and always have to let the hems down in any pants I buy for added length. Recently, I purchased a pair of cotton twill cream colored pants and after letting the hem down, I can't get the crease out. I've tried all my past tricks i.e. ironing, steaming and white vinegar... nothing is working.

 

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Lemon Juice for Mold and Mildew?If you boil something in lemon juice does it work to get rid of mold and mildew? Is that true? Also, can you take lemon juice in a spray bottle and a hair dryer to the canvas of a pop up camper to get rid of the mold and mildew?

 

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Getting Wrinkles Out of a Mercerized Shirt?I accidentally put a mercerized shirt in the dryer. It is quite wrinkled. Any ideas on how to get them out?

 

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Smocking Advice?Any smockers available to lend a hand? I am smocking a high back yoke and need to know if I smock across the back or leave a space (center back) to put in the button placket after the smocking is completed? There is no back seam and the smocking is done directly on skirt section (no insert).

 

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Antique Desk With a Leather Top?I just purchased a really cute, antique desk. I want to repaint it, to update the look, but the problem is, it has a green leather top. I had thought about covering the top with fabric, covered board, than placing a piece of glass on top of it, but I was informed the cost of glass would be more expensive than the desk I bought (ugh).

 

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