June 14, 2006

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Recipes

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Zucchini and Carrot PancakesThese yummy little pancakes make a great snack or even an appetizer.

 

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Cherries Jubilee PieDrain cherries well, saving juice. Add enough water to cherry juice to make 1 1/4 cups liquid; heat. Add gelatin and stir to dissolve completely. Remove from heat and stir in ice cream, blending until smooth.

 

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Mom's Spinach LasagnaCook pasta according to package directions; drain. Cook meat, tomatoes and tomato sauce in skillet over medium high heat, 7 minutes.

 

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Spicy Mexican MeatloafMix all ingredients in a large bowl and shape into loaf. Bake at 350 degrees F until done (approximately 1 hour). I also like to make these into hamburger patties and put on the grill. . .

 

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Chess Cake and RequestI am submitting this recipe with a request - this is a delicious, very rich cake and my family loves it and requests it at every event. Literally every event - my son wants to have it as his groom's cake in October! I would be thrilled to do this for him, but I'm perplexed as to how I might "set it up" to look elegant enough and serve enough on a table...

 

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Vanilla Honey-Nut SmoothiePlace all ingredients in blender except flax seed. Process until smooth. Sprinkle with flax seed if desired...

 

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Ranch MeatballsCombine ground beef and dressing mix. Shape into meatballs. Melt margarine in a skillet and brown meatballs on all sides.

 

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Lemon Crumb BarsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, beat cake mix, margarine and 1 egg with mixer until crumbly. Stir in saltine crumbs.

 

Articles

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Using Rocks and Shells for DecorationsRemember that natural objects can be a part of your decoration. You can have clusters of rocks you have gathered in a container - Or, in the summer, sea shells...

 

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Getting Old JokeI've sure gotten old! I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees; fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine...

 

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Your Cat's Body LanguageYour cat can communicate in many different ways -- through vocalizations, touch, and body language.

 

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Dolphin Following a BoatDolphin following the boat in Costa Rica...

 

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Sleeping CoolTo help keep cool on sticky summer nights, we use flannel sheets and sprinkle with cornstarch.

 

Dog on stairs with flag in background.

Kokoa Girl (American Pit Bull Terrier)Kokoa Girl is my 3 year old American Pit Bull Terrier. When Kokoa Girl was 8 weeks old, her owner went into the hospital and needed someone to care for her.

 

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Weed Killer That is Safe for HorsesI need to kill many types of weeds growing in my horse pasture. I want to find something that is effective and safe for the horses.

 

Growing: Marjoram

Growing MarjoramA guide to growing marjoram. Depending on the climate, marjoram can be grown as an annual, or a tender perennial. Native to Portugal, it grows only inches tall on sturdy upright stems with clusters of dainty flowers that are pink, purple or white in color and is grown mainly for its many wonderful culinary properties.

 

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Slicing StrawberriesThe fastest, easiest way to slice strawberries is to use an egg slicer. Wash, drain, take the cap off the strawberry, position the berry in the egg slicer and depress. Upend the slicer contents into a bowl.

 

Father's Day Gift Idea

"I'm Nuts About You" Jar CraftHere's an easy and inexpensive gift for Father's Day.

 

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Preventing Basil From FloweringMy basil looks as though it is going to flower. Can this process be halted by cutting off the brackets or is this useless?

 

Great Pyrenees

Breed Information: Great PyreneesThe Great Pyrenees is a large dog with a solid, muscular body, a thick, water-resistant coat to withstand the elements and a kindly expression.

 

Questions

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Tin Can Bird FeederI am looking for directions for making a bird feeder from tin cans.

 

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Cleveland's Superb Fabric & Leather CleanerI am looking to purchase a large supply of "Cleveland's Superb Fabric & Leather Cleaner". It is used to remove stains from leather products without damaging the leather itself. In the past, I have been able to purchase it at my local cobbler, but they no longer stock the item I need to locate this item.

 

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Sharpie on a Green Hollister ShirtMy favorite green hollister shirt got tealish blue sharpie on it somehow. I was wondering if you knew how to get it off with out damaging the color of the shirt?

 

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First Birthday IdeasI'm looking for ideas for my niece's 1st birthday party, there will be older kids and mostly adults. Themes? Games for the smaller children? I'm planning mini finger foods, appetizers, etc.

 

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Recipes for a George Foreman GV5 Contact CookerI bought a George Foreman GV5 Contact Cooker that had no instructions or a recipe book in it. It was the only one they had and I need help from anyone who can tell me how to work it and recipes for it.

 

What are these plants? (Yarrow)

What are these plants? (Yarrow)I have things growing in my garden and I am not sure of what they may be. Here's a picture.

 

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Freezing Tomato SoupI have 2 questions. 1st, can i refreeze a tomato juice based homemade vegetable soup? And 2nd, how can i reduce the acidity in the soup? I thank you in advance for any and all suggestions.

 

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Storing Extension CordsI have several very long extension cords for my hedge clipper and other outdoor tools. Any ThriftyFun ideas for keeping them unsnarled when stored, but easy to unwind for use?

 

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Substitute for Chicken and Beef BouillonI am looking for a substitute for chicken and beef bouillon.

 

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Buying Mulch BinsI heard that the county extension or county agriculture sells mulch bins to the public. Does anyone know about this are can they tell me who it is that does and how do I get ahold of them?

 

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West Bend Electric Wok WattageI have a very old nonstick red West Bend Electric Wok (just rediscovered it in the kitchen cabinet yesterday). The heat control indicates 1500 watts as does the unit base, yet I have never been pleased with its performance. Does anyone know how to tell if their appliance is actually generating the correct wattage?

 

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Disinfecting LettuceToday I bought some lettuce at the farmers market for the first time. My husband wants me to "disinfect" it because he says we can get "amoebas." What in the world is he talking about? I've never heard of disinfecting lettuce before. If I am supposed to disinfect it, how do I do that?

 

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Himalayan Peeing EverywhereI have two himalayan cats, both mature, one male, one female--neither "fixed." the idea is that we want kittens. We have multiple cats and multiple litter boxes. The male cat pees everywhere. I don't think its just spray, as there is generally a huge puddle of it somewhere.

 

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Turning Pants Into Cargo ShortsIf I get a pair of pants and convert them into cutoff shorts, can I use the extra material that I cut off to make cargo pockets?

 

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Barbie Clothing PatternsDoes anyone have any ideas or know of any sites that have barbie clothing patterns?

 

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Removing Hair From Legs and ArmsI want to now what is the best way to remove hair from legs and arms. I have tried wax, shaving and hair removal cream. The problem is hair comes back within 2 weeks, it won't last a month.

 

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Garlic Chilli Sauce RecipeDoes anyone have a fabulous Garlic Chilli Sauce recipe that they would like to share with me? I LOVE hot foods and have a chilli bush that just keeps on producing!

 

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