June 20, 2006

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Recipes

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Zucchini Hot DishBrown 3 cups diced zucchini and 1 onion (diced) in 3 Tbsp. oil. Place in casserole (1st layer).

 

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Pasta PrimaveraA quick and easy pasta primavera starts with cooked pasta, any steamed or leftover veggies and a basic white sauce to which you add a handful of grated cheese of choice.

 

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Raised DonutsDissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Pour scalded milk over shortening, sugar, and salt. Cool to lukewarm, and add dissolved yeast, flour and beaten egg.

 

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Watermelon DaiquiriWatermelon Daiquiri recipe. Place watermelon in freezer bag. Seal and freeze 8 hours. Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth...

 

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Pumpkin CustardBeat eggs and combine with sweetener. Add milk and mix well. Add spices and pour into 8 inch pie pan. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees F) for 50-60 minutes...

 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter SmoothiePlace all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth...

 

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Cottage Whip DressingBeat well in blender. Chill.

 

Articles

Molly the CatMolly is 2 years old. I saw Molly at a pet store. Which the place I didn't really care for. She was in this very small cage where she could hardly move. She did not look healthy.

 

Sparky and PepperPepper is a 7 year old Siamese Lynx Point and Sparky is a 9 month old Orange Tabby. I got Pepper at the Arizona Humane Society and Sparky was a stray kitten in my parents barn in Michigan...

 

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Using Styrofoam BlocksFrom Styrofoam blocks taken from a new TV box, I created 4 different organizers and a wall flower display with dried or artificial flowers...

 

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10 Ways To Reuse a Potato Chip BagHere are 10 ways to reuse potato chip bags. 1. At picnics or parties, use for most any food that doesn't need a lid container. 2. Use in car trunk to store either clean or dirty rags.

 

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Poll: Have high gas prices changed the way you commute? Today's poll asks: Have high gas prices changed the way you commute?

 

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Grocery Shopping With KidsWhen grocery shopping with my younger children, I would give each of them 2 quarters to spend in the gumball machines at the end of our trip. While shopping, they would see all kinds of things that they didn't need, like a certain cereal just because of the toy inside or some over priced item in the toy row...

 

Eggplants in a Basket

Freezing EggplantsFreezing eggplants will severely alter their texture, but is still useful for some recipes. Harvest eggplants before seeds become mature and when color is uniformly dark.

 

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Uses for Pillsbury Refrigerated CrustsI love to purchase the Pillsbury refrigerated crusts when they are on sale. They are also a great price if I have a coupon. You can use the crusts to make yummy shaped cinnamon-sugar cookies. Sprinkle the cutouts with the sugar and cinnamon mixture to taste...

 

My Frugal Life - An Active, Frugal FamilyI am 43 years old and my husband is 40. He has just recently completed nursing school so, for the last 2 years, money has been extremely tight. We have 3 children, two teenagers and a five year old. Prior to my husband's schooling, we both worked extra to pay off all outstanding debts.

 

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Removing Pleats from Dress Slacks?I have several pair of dress slacks that have the pleats in the front panel. Now pleats are out dated -- does anyone know of a way to remove the pleats without ruining the appearance of the dress slacks?

 

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Soda Can Wind Spinners?Does anyone know how to make a wind spinner (whirligig) from beer or soda cans?

 

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Removing Soap Scum From Ceramic Tiles?I have recently moved to a house that was built in the 40's and it has black ceramic tile in the shower and bath. They are lovely, but the ones in the shower have either hard water stains or soap scum. I have already used kaboom and a few other products with no effect.

 

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Favor Boxes for a Baby Shower?I would like to make small favour boxes for a baby shower. Does anyone have any templates?

 

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Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning Mix Recipe?A few days ago in one of my daily e-mails someone sent in the recipe for Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning mix. I saved it in a recipe folder on my computer and was going to make it but without MSG and a lot less salt.

 

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Color Bleed on a Dry Clean Only Dress?My daughter has a new dress that only been worn once. I washed the dress not knowing it was dry clean only. In return the red part of the dress bled onto the white collar and I'm not sure how to fix it or if I can. If anyone has a suggestion on how to get the red out of the white collar in a dry clean only dress please let me know.

 

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Making a Hat Out of Palm Fronds?I looking for a pattern(s) on how to make a hat out of palm fronds. Anyone know where I can get some instructions?

 

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Problems With Maytag Neptune Washers?I purchased a Maytag Neptune Washer 4 years ago. I cannot use any liquid bleach in it because, more often than not, some clothing in subsequent washings show mysterious bleach spots. My appliance man assures me that it is impossible for this to happen since the last rinse water is completely spun out before the next wash cycle begins.

 

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Heartworm Shots?I will soon be adopting a 40 pound dog named Josh. This dog has heartworms and I am looking for what is the lowest price on Heartworm shots. What is the lowest price for a heartworm shot for a 40 lb dog that is not far in the process of heartworms?

 

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Using Day Lilies in a Flower Arrangement?How do you cut and preserve day lilies to be used in a flower arrangement?

 

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DVD Player Reviews?I'm looking to purchase a DVD player. Does anyone have information on any brand that they've found to be reliable?

 

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Yellow Squash Pickles?I am looking for a recipe for homemade yellow type squash pickles.

 

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How do I change my e-mail address?How do I change my e-mail address?

 

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Directory of Products and Companies That Own Them?Since many of the "brands" that we purchase (here in the US) may be owned by maybe just a handful of (parent) companies - I am in search of a website (if one exists - since it might be the most current) that would list the "owners" of such "brands".

 

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Keeping a Pie Crust from Shrinking?I read somewhere that I could fill a pie shell with beans using parchment paper to stop it from shrinking. I do not have any parchment paper. Is there any other method I can use? Pricking the shell and using cold pastry still allows the shell to shrink.

 

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Making Autograph Dogs out of Tube Socks?I am looking for directions on how to make autograph dogs out of tube socks. I cannot find my directions. Please help!

 

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