June 9, 2006

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Recipes

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Maple Hot ChocolateIn a large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Stir in hot water and butter; bring to a boil. Add the milk, maple flavoring, vanilla and 8 marshmallows. Heat through, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted.

 

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Elegant Garlic Chicken for TwoIn medium frying pan, lightly brown garlic in butter over medium heat, about 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook, turning about 10 minutes or until brown on all sides.

 

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Raspberry TrifleThis delicious trifle is a quick and easy recipe for your next potluck or party.

 

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Tender Baked Parmesan ChickenCombine mayonnaise, cheese and garlic powder. Spread chicken with mayonnaise mixture, then coat with crumbs. Arrange chicken on baking sheet.

 

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Chicken Salsa BurritosCombine mayonnaise and salsa. Stir in chicken and beans. Layer lettuce on center of each tortilla; top with chicken mixture.

 

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No Bake Chocolate Cream CupcakesMix 1/4 of cool whip with the cream cheese, melted chocolate and powdered sugar. Place 2 wafers in bottom of each of 2 paper-lined medium muffin cups.

 

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Poll: Do you have a healthy diet?Today's poll asks: Do you have a healthy diet?

 

Beauty and the Beast!This is Hannah, our 11 month old granddaughter; she is standing in a 1977 Chevrolet Pick-up. We call this truck "The Beast" because it is old and ugly now but it keeps running when the other cars do not run.

 

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Summer Sprinkler FunMy kids never turn down a chance to run through the sprinkler on a hot sunny day! They often invite their friends...

 

Elvis (Chorky)Elvis is a 15 month old Chihuahua/Yorky = Chorky. I got him as a puppy from a breeder. He never stops playing. Has to carry a toy in his mouth every time he goes into another room. . .

 

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Mesh Bags for Holding Wool When KnittingI use the smaller mesh bags that fruit and vegetables come in to hold the balls of wool when I am knitting. I do not have wool unraveling any more and I find the wool easier to work with when I am traveling.

 

Raise a Glass to Healthier Eating

Raise a Glass to Healthier (and...The primary reason for eating healthy is to maintain a properly working body. However, after my husband was forced to alter his eating habits due to various health reasons, our family realized another perk to eating in moderation - savings.

 

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Saving Money on CruisesA pal and her hubby prefer to book their cruises at end of season. She said the cruise staff are more at ease, as they're about to have some time off, making the cruise more like a party for all on board, more so than normally...

 

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Mist and Go! CleanerI've found a great product at Dollar Tree called "Mist and Go!" It's sold as an everyday shower cleaner, but, this morning, when I'd run out of my regular stovetop cleaner, I read the precautions, then used this product, and the burned-on food that I normally have to scrape, after about two minutes, wiped up with a sponge. . .

 

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Caring for Straw HatsIt's the time of year for straw hats - which need a special sort of care to live long and prosper. If they have become creased, you can restore them to their original shape (or tweak it a little) by spraying it with water and easing it back into shape with your hands and then letting it dry.

 

Rascal the CatRascal is a 7 month old Tabby. I rescued her from the Humane Society. I walked in, spotted her and fell in love. She loves to sit on my computer desk and watch me. She loves to run through her tunnels. . .

 

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Red Pepper DipI was looking for an easy, economical, and nutritious snack for my toddler. I found a jar of roasted red peppers with garlic at my local Dollar Tree. I chopped up enough of the pepper strips to make about one whole red pepper, then I combined it with 8 oz of cream cheese in my food processor. . .

 

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Milkshake and Smoothie RecipesI have been trying to find recipes for Milkshakes and Fruit smoothies. Does anyone have any ideas? I would appreciate any feedback.

 

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Recipe for Paraffin BathsDoes anyone have a homemade recipe for paraffin baths using canning jar paraffin? My therapist and my orthopedist are adamant that I need to use paraffin heat treatment for an injury incurred when a careless driver T-boned my car recently.

 

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Flies on My Plants OutsideI am wondering if it is normal to have flies in my outside plants? These are not little fruit type flies they are normal big black ones. Whenever I water my flower beds flies come out. I do not remember having this problem in past years.

 

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Printable Versions of the Lord's PrayerI was wondering if anyone knows where I can find printable wallet sized versions of The Lords Prayer? I would like to make several for my children and family to carry with them. I would love to find them and laminate them. And also the Serenity Prayer?

 

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Everbearing Strawberries Not Producing FruitI have a question about everbearing strawberries. I have tried everything, but they do not produce strawberries all year long. Once they start too throw there chutes they quit producing. I get 1 batch from them and that is it.

 

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Buying Surprise LiliesDoes anybody know where I can buy Surprise Lilies? My mother loves them and hers for some reason have stopped blooming.

 

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Freshen-up Shampoo for Dyed HairI dye my hair about every 6 weeks or so. I use Clairol 35G and 30 Developer - two ounces of each. I also add 20 drops of Gray Magic. My questions is a mid-dye freshen up with shampoo. I am thinking I could mix 1/4 ounce of the dye, and 1/4 ounce of the developer and shampoo it in. Does anyone have any thoughts or advice on this subject?

 

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Removing Latex Paint From a Brick WallHow do you remove latex paint from a brick wall?

 

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