June 16, 2006

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Praline Sundae ToppingMelt butter in a saucepan. Add brown sugar, marshmallows, corn syrup, and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until marshmallows are melted and mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; cool for 5 minutes. . .

 

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Banana Berry SmoothieCombine all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. . .

 

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Fiesta MacCook mac and cheese as directed (for 8 minutes) drain. Cook ground beef and green pepper, drain. Mix all ingredients together and heat until just warmed all the way through...

 

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Zucchini MexicalePut zucchini, celery, onion, carrot and green pepper in skillet with cooking oil. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

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Easy Chicken Feta SaladThe best part of this salad is that its so easy. Oh yeah, and it tastes so wonderful at the end of a hot day! I always appreciate easy meals. This is kid friendly too...

 

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Reduced Fat Chocolate Layer PieCombine 1 1/2 cups milk and pudding mix; with mixer, beat 1 minute (mixture will be very thick). Spoon into crust.

 

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Apple-Bran MuffinsCoat muffin cups with cooking spray. Combine sugar and eggs, and mix well. Stir in apples. Combine flour, bran, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt; stir into apple mixture. Stir in raisins.

 

Articles

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Getting Your Pet to Pose for a PictureIf you are trying to get your pet to pose for a good picture:

 

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Music Instruction Materials OnlineI just scored on a concertina for $20 in a thrift shop (used ones go for 3 times that much) and the bonus is that I found I could get instructional material on the internet, so I could get going without further expense.

 

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Keeping the Floor Clean When Pets are EatingWhen feeding pets canned food indoors, try this to make it much less messy. Place their bowl or dish on a large piece of newspaper. If the dish is against a wall, angle the newspaper so it extends a little way up the wall instead of laying flat on the floor.

 

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Eat Half Your EntreeYou have probably noticed that the serving sizes at most restaurants is either more than a person can eat or more than a person should eat.

 

frozen corn

Freezing CornA Guide to Freezing Corn. Corn should be harvested for freezing in the "milk stage" (as soon as the kernels are full of sweet, milky-colored juice). If the fluid in the kernels is clear, the corn is not ready yet.

 

Freezing Pizza

Freezing PizzaA Guide to Freezing Pizza. Prepare and freeze pre-baked crusts ahead of time to have on hand when you need them. Freeze leftover meat, vegetables and cheese to use as toppings.

 

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Homemade Ear Plugs

Editor's Note:Silly Putty is NOT intended for this use and has a warning on the can that states "Do not use as earplugs"

 

Washington Rhododendron in May

Washington Rhododendron in MayOn a grey, wet, May day in western Washington, the state flower (rhododendron) adds a little color...

 

Whitley (Lhasa Apso Mix)

Whitley (Lhasa Apso Mix) and LaceyWhitley is a 4-5 year old mixed Lhasa. We adopted our girl from PetFinder on the internet about 2 years ago. She was Shabby Chic and needed lots of love...

 

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Know Store Return Policy Before BuyingBefore purchasing something from a store, make sure you know and understand their return policies, and how they apply to what you are buying.

 

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Insect JokeThe Good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose...

 

Backyard OasisMy "Oasis" is in my backyard. A project all my own. My husband was a bit skeptical in the beginning, but now is quite enjoying it. It's pretty in the winter, but serene, private, shaded from the hot Georgia sun in the Spring/Summer when the leaves return. . .

 

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Keeping Brass and Silver-Plate From Getting TarnishedTo keep brass collectibles or silver-plated picture frames or various what-knots from tarnishing try this: While the item is new and bright colored, spray it with two coats of clear lacquer/shellac. Let it dry completely between coats. . .

 

Questions

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Converting an Outdoor Cat into an Indoor Cat?I have two 12 year old cats who have lived their whole lives at my house. They are mainly indoor cats but have always been free to go outside whenever they wanted. In 2 weeks I will be moving to a mobile home. It has a small yard but there is a lot of traffic and I don't want to let them outside, at least not for a while.

 

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Making Mulberry Jam?I have many Mulberry trees that are almost ready to pick. I would like to make jam with them this year. Do I need to take out all the little stems when making cooked jam or will they cook up soft in the processing?

 

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Recipes Using Leftover Hot Dogs?What can I do with left over hot dogs?

 

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Pet Roly-Poly (Pill Bug)?I would like to know about keeping a rolly pollie as a pet. I mostly want to know what to feed him. He's in a cage and has a name, I just want to know what to feed them.

 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake?I would like a good recipe for a chocolate peanut butter cheese cake.

 

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Recipes Using Avocados?I love fresh avocados and can sometimes get really good deals on them. Does anyone know of a recipe or if you can freeze them in any way?

 

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Losing Weight With a Treadmill?How do I know if I am burning fat when I use my treadmill? I have a calorie indicator and a pulse monitor but how do I know if I am working out effectively? I weigh 160 and am 5'9 and 37 years old.

 

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