May 16, 2006

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Recipes

Noodle Pudding (Freezer Meal)This extraordinary side dish is a favorite item to bring to a big holiday meal. It is the perfect sweet compliment to any savory main menu item like ham or turkey.

 

Easy and Freezable Chicken MarsalaThis easy version of a traditional Italian favorite is great to keep in the freezer in the event of unexpected company. Serve over linguine or fettuccine for a delicious and elegant dinner.

 

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Mountain Dew SaladDissolve gelatin in hot water, add Mountain Dew and pineapple juice. Chill till partially set in 9x13 inch pan. Add pineapple, sliced bananas and marshmallows.

 

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Microwave Chicken CasseroleMix all above and cook till cheese melts (about 5 minutes), stirring occasionally.

 

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Gold BrowniesMix all together and pour in 8x8 inch pan. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Let cool and cut into squares.

 

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Chicken Bountiful (For outdoor grill)Twist foil at top to make bundle. Place bundles 4 inches above hot gray coals and cook for 1 hour. Serve in foil. This is delicious plus no dishes to wash!

 

Articles

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Gauge Your New ProfessorWhen taking a course with a new professor try to gage how he will do his testing. Does he focus on classroom discussion, reading, obscure references? What will you have to know on test day? For the first test be prepared for anything. Study hard and know the material inside and out.

 

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My Frugal Life: Always Something To EnjoyI grew up in a wonderful family. Mom and Dad brought we four children up with dignity and love. Sometimes you realize life is good but you eventually realize it is very special

 

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"The Budget Gardener" by Maureen GilmerIf you love gardening, but don't want to spend all your savings on keeping everything blooming, this is the book for you. It will tell you everything you need to know about gardening and landscaping beautifully on the cheap.

 

Beauty Recipes

Cornmeal ExfoliateIf you have sensitive skin, try this exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and brighten your complexion.

 

Canoe

Can I Paddle a Canoe By Myself?The short answer is yes, you can paddle a canoe by yourself. It is infinitely easier to do with two people but with a few minor alterations, you should be able to have a pleasant journey.

 

How to Steer a Canoe

How to Steer a CanoeSteering a canoe efficiently can cause quite a bit of frustration for the novice canoeist. The best advice is to do a little as possible and when you do need to correct the course, do it with the least amount of effort.

 

Diaper The Doll (Baby Shower Game)This gives your guests a chance to show off their mothering skills. All you need is a doll roughly the size of a real baby, a diaper, safety pins and a stopwatch. Time each guest on how long it takes him or her to diaper the baby. Whoever diapers the fastest wins.

 

Bernese Mountain Dog

Riley (Bernese Mountain Dog)Riley is our 5 year old Bernese Mountain Dog (possible Mix) and was rescued by a local animal shelter.

 

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Making Glitzy Costume JewelryI mentioned part of this one other time. To make costume jewelry, that looks pretty glitzy for being fake, use that clay that is sold in so many stores made by the Crayola people. It comes in a foil container and has the red, green and yellow markings that crayola crayons do.

 

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Make Your Own Foaming Dish DetergentUse any type of foaming soap dispenser - (hand soap, shampoo, body wash, dish soap, etc.) I personally use a recycled kid's foaming body wash dispenser. . .

 

Flooding in New EnglandI just thought I would drop a note and show everyone what Berwick, Maine is going through with rain. It has been raining heavy since Friday and there is no sign of it letting up.

 

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Stocking Up The PantryStocking up is easy, once you get the hang of it. When you find an exceptional deal, you buy as much as you can afford and reasonably use before it spoils.

 

Installing a New ToiletHere's a project that only sounds messy. The only disgusting part is to think some plumber would charge you a couple hundred to do it.

 

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Covering Scuff Marks on ShoesHere is a great way to cover up those scuff marks on a pair of shoes that you still love! Cover the scuffs with a "Sharpie" or any permanent marker in a shade that matches.

 

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Window ShoppingWindow shopping can be fun and useful - I went to an upscale craft fair over the weekend and saw several things at much higher prices which I had gotten for much less.

 

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Complaining About Bad ServiceEven though I don't like to complain, there have been several times I have done just that. Here are a few tips to resolve complaints.

 

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Poll: Have you ever renovated a bathroom?Today's poll asks: Have you ever renovated a bathroom?

 

Questions

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Wine Stain on White Pants?My husband has a pair of white cotton pants that had red wine spilled on them. We tried to put club soda on them which helped some. After 2 weeks (we were on a trip), I put on Spray and Wash and washed them. The stain is faded but still there.

 

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Leaving Fat in Chicken Broth?My recipe for making chicken broth says to refrigerate the broth and then to remove the fat from the top of the broth when the fat has hardened from being in the refrigerator.

 

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My New Luggage Smells Bad?My husband and I just purchased 2 sets of new luggage, and we need to use them to go on a trip in less than a month and I am wondering how do you get that icky new smell out of them? I don't want our clothes to smell icky when we get there and have to either spend time doing laundry or stinking the whole time.

 

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Adhesives and Sealers for Paper Dollhouses?I've just discovered those wonderful printables for dollhouses. I would like to know what adhesives and sealers to use with the paper flooring.

 

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