June 6, 2006

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Sugar-Glaze HamScore ham about 1/2 in. deep with a sharp knife. Place ham on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 2-2 1/2 hours. Combine brown sugar, mustard and enough vinegar to make a thick paste.

 

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Minty Peas and OnionsIn a large skillet, saute onions and red pepper in oil until onions just begin to soften. Add peas, and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally.

 

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Baked Cranberry PuddingIn a bowl, combine brown sugar and egg yolks. Add whipping cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, orange peel, baking powder, 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar and salt.

 

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Crimson Cherry Crunch TartsPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Brush bottoms and sides of crusts with egg white; place on baking sheet. Bake 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir together pie filling and lemon juice; spoon into tart crusts.

 

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Chocolate Potato CakeIn a mixing bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar. Add egg yolks; beat well. Add potatoes and mix thoroughly. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and milk, beating until smooth.

 

Articles

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Poll: How much is Regular gas in your area? Today's poll asks: How much is Regular gas in your area?

 

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Easy Cake DecoratorFor an easy way to decorate a cake is get cake icing and a plastic bag (zip lock or sandwich bag). Cut a small hole in the tip of the bag and pour the icing in the bag and push the icing down to the tip of the bag where the hole is. . .

 

quizzical dog

Dog Body LanguageEven though he can't talk, your dog can be very expressive! If you're not sure what a particular stance means, this may help.

 

dealing with junk mail

Comic: Junk MailDealing with junk mail...

 

Scented Glycerine SoapsRecipe for making Scented Glycerine Soaps.

 

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Enthusiasm QuoteThere is a quote I once heard (Don't know who said it) and I saved it for years. I found it to be very helpful and inspiring: "If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm!"

 

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Prevent Bringing New Clutter HomeCleaning closets and clutter have been the largest project taken on this past week-end. I've renewed my determination to ask myself these questions before I bring anything of significance into this house.

 

Closeup of snapdragon flowers.

Growing SnapdragonGrowing guide for snapdragons. Purchase seedlings or start seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before you last spring frost. Seeds need light to germinated so don't cover them with soil.

 

Travel Tips for Mini-Cassia, IdahoWe love our hometown, and I think you will, too. Right now, the cherry and apple trees are in bloom. When the petals drift slowly down in the warm air, it feels as if we are at a wedding. Most people think Idaho is backward, but I want to tell you otherwise.

 

Heart Surprise (Baby Shower Game)Bake a heart shaped silver locket inside a cake. Whichever guest receives the piece of cake with the locket inside it gets to keep it.

 

A Jack Russell Terrier sitting on grass.

Skippy (Jack Russell Terrier)Skippy is 1 1/2 years old and is a Jack Russell Terrier. Last October after losing our original Jack Russell to old age, we acquired two more. This is the one that loves to pose. . .

 

Tyson on perch

Tyson (African Grey Parrot)Tyson is a 10 month old African Grey Parrot. He was a birthday present from my daughter. He likes to imitate all kinds of noises: doorbell, telephone, and monkey sounds. He also loves to swing by a toy in his cage. . .

 

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Removing Weeds from Crowded BedsHere's a tip to remove stray weeds, invasive vines or stalks of crabgrass from crowded beds or shrubs, such as junipers, where it's not feasible to spray. Put on rubber or latex gloves, slip cotton gardening gloves over the rubber or latex gloves.

 

What a Tough Day!Madison just got home from preschool. It was all she could do to sit in a chair before she zonked out. . .

 

Anatolian Shepherd Dog on grass

Breed Information: Anatolian Shepherd DogThe Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a large, rugged and powerful dog that is unrivaled in his ability as a working guard dog. This breed is impressive in size and strength, alert and intelligent and has a calm, yet bold and highly territorial nature.

 

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What to Do With Finished Jigsaw PuzzlesMy girls love to do jigsaw puzzles and hate to break them apart after doing them. What to do with all those puzzles?

 

My Frugal Life - Outsmart The PricesI am a 54 year old married lady who has chosen to be as frugal as I possibly can be. My dear hubby has retired in the last month, so this is even more important to me than ever, as money will be limited from here on in. I cook almost everything from scratch, which I love doing. I use all the "great" sites that are listed online.

 

Questions

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Using Odorban on Clothing?Is Odorban a good product for eliminating smelly odors from clothing, linens, towels, etc.? If so, how much do I use?

 

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Cosmetic Surgery Advice?Hey any other baby boomers. I am thinking about cosmetic surgery - my waist, hips, and rear end need work! Any suggestions or hints?

 

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Spray Painting a Bird Feeder?I have a bird feeder with an all over verdigris finish that has completely rusted. I was wondering is it safe to spray paint it or will it harm the birds?

 

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Removing Tape from a Bathtub?I need to know what is the best way to clean off old two sided tape from a bathtub, so i can install new bath shields.

 

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Training German Shepherd Puppies?I have two mixed german shepherd husky mixed puppies. I need help in training. Any suggestions on how to train them?

 

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Acne and Frizzy Hair?I've been in a battle with my skin and hair for years, and at last I've come to seek some advice. My face is covered in acne and so far nothing has helped. The sensitive skin solutions don't hit the acne hard enough, and stronger solutions make my skin itch and flake after a few days.

 

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Recipes Using Breakfast Cereal?I have been searching for ideas for using WIC cereal. I receive 48 ounces every month but we only go through about half of it. I can choose between Kix, Cheerios, Honey Bunches of Oats, and corn flakes. Does anyone have any great recipes or new uses for one of these cereals?

 

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Finding Clothing That Fits?I am 5'0" and weigh 150 pounds. Where can I buy clothes that are petite and short in length, but not petite in width? I have searched all over the web and I cannot find anything. Where can you buy petite clothes for a size 12/14?

 

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Removing Residue on Furniture from a Flea Fogger?I used a flea fogger next to my varnished dinning room table. I had place mats on the table. You can see where they were because of the fall out of the flea fogger. How can I remove this residue from the fogger?

 

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Talking to My Mom?I have a problem. I feel like if I need to open up to my mom but she will get mad at how I feel because everything I say.

 

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