July 12, 2006

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Recipes

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Homemade Ice Cream SandwichesHomemade Ice Cream Sandwiches. This is a really tasty treat. First bake some cookies, I like chocolate chip cookies. I ususally make them a little on the large side so I have big ice cream sandwiches but smaller cookies work also.

 

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Potatoes SavoyardPeel potatoes and slice thinly. Keep covered in cold water until ready to use.

 

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S'mores SandwichesS'mores Sandwiches recipe. Spread 1 Tbsp. marshmallow cream on flat side of each of 16 cracker halves, spread 2 Tbsp. ice cream over each cracker half. Top with remaining halves, flat sides down.

 

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Special PancakesEveryday can be a special day with these delicious pancakes. Top them with your favorite topping and enjoy.

 

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Peach Ice Cream CharlottePeach Ice Cream Charlotte. Butter deep-dish pie pan. Line sides and bottoms with ladyfingers cut side facing in; set aside. Combine peach ice cream, almonds, and almond liqueur. Spoon into mold. Freeze several hours or overnight.

 

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Festive Lemon CookiesCombine all ingredients except flour and lemon glaze; with mixer, beat until well blended. Beat in flour. Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour. On well floured surface, knead one dough portion into a smooth ball. Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness. . .

 

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Butterflied Leg of LambButterflied Leg of Lamb recipe. Generously cover both sides of the meat (particularly the boned side) with the seasonings.

 

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Vinaigrette DressingThere is no need to buy vinaigrette at the store. Make a fresh batch anytime you need to at home.

 

Articles

Sea Shell Wind Chime

Sea Shell Wind ChimeA set of seashell wind chimes is a great reminder of a summer vacation at the shore. This is an sea shell wind chime I made when I got bored.

 

Bag made from Playing Cards

Playing Card HandbagEveryone has them - cards that are no longer a full deck, but you hate to throw them away! They are lying in a drawer somewhere taking up space. Now you can make them into a stylish, eye-catching accessory for most casual occasions.

 

Hyacinth

Bulbs in Every SeasonBulbs in Every Season. I love the look and idea of bulbs, but the bulbs I have planted only last a few weeks. I see other gardens as I am driving through town that have bulb plants spring, summer and fall.

 

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Adjusting Sleeves When SewingI have been sewing for many years now! I used to get so frustrated trying to add set in sleeves until I came across this helpful tip; first stitch with regular stitch length from underarm area of sleeve to the notch.

 

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Reusing Baking Soda From the FridgeReusing baking soda from the fridge. When my boxes of baking soda from the fridge and freezer need replacing I dump the 'used' baking soda into a zip bag and use it for cleaning. . .

 

View of the underside of a toilet, including wax ring.

Replacing a Wax Toilet RingReplacing a Wax Toilet Ring. If you see water forming around your toilet, you probably have a damaged wax toilet ring. This should be promptly replaced. The wax ring creates a seal between your toilet and the sewer pipe that sticks up through the floor (also known as a toilet flange)

 

Wooden Garden Furniture

Selecting and Maintaining Garden...Our gardens and patios have truly become an outdoor extension of our indoor space. And just like furnishing our interior spaces, decorating our exterior spaces can be an expensive investment in furniture and accessories.

 

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"Small" Paper Towels for Craft CleanupI do a lot of gluing and painting when working on my crafts. It can get pretty messy at times. My solution for this is to buy inexpensive paper towels and cut them into squares or rectangles to keep on hand for quick clean-up of paint tips and glue tips.

 

A decopauged box from a calendar.

Decoupaged Box Lid Using Old Calendar...This is a paper mache box bought at WalMart, painted outside blue and inside off white. I like to save my calendars, I really like Victorian, farms and landscapes.

 

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Hard Water and Hair DyeI just read a magazine article about hair. It indicated frizzies and hair dye that does not last can be attributed to hard water. Their solution was to suggest that you install a water softener showerhead.

 

Becca at the ZooThis is my Grand-daughter Rebecca "Becca". This was a day at the zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She just had a ball.

 

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Discounts for Installing WindowsIf you need to replace the windows in your house, check to see if your electric company offers any rebates or coupons for new window installation. You can usually find significant savings if you replace them at the right time.

 

Two goldfinches at a bird feeder.

Goldfinches!I just love my goldfinches! I keep food out year round for them They are a wonder the way they change colors with the seasons!

 

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Keeping Puppy from Chewing Certain ItemsNew puppies (even some older dogs) like to chew. If you are having this problem, use "Vicks Vapor Rub". Rubbing a small amount on the surface or object you want your pet to avoid will keep them away; therefore breaking the habit.

 

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Using a Wok When CampingFor camping, my husband (who is Chinese) and I only took a small wok, camping stove and one pot for cooking equipment.

 

Three different crochet angels.

Crocheted Christmas AngelsThese are some Christmas angels I make. There is no real pattern to them, no count, so they're each a little different.

 

Flowers painted on a garage door.

Garage Door MuralThis is a mural I painted on my garage door. I used just patio paints, freehand. The flowers are painted in Donna Dewberries "one stroke" technique.

 

Shelby (Calico Cat)Shelby is my 2 year old Calico, adopted from ASPCA in Virginia 2005. She likes to read, chase her tail, sleep, and play with her mousey.

 

Purple Annuals

Troubleshooting AnnualsTroubleshooting Annuals. Many of us depend heavily on the long lasting blooms of our annuals to carry the weight of the garden's color while our perennials come and go. Although usually much less troublesome than their perennial counterparts, annuals can suffer from a garden variety of maladies.

 

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Poll: How old are your home's windows? Today's poll asks: How old are your home's windows?

 

Questions

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Help My Rhubarb Plant?I am having trouble with my rhubarb this year. It started out great and then I noticed I was not able to "pop" out the stalks; instead they would break off 2 or 3 inches from the bulb. Now the stalks are very long and thin with huge leaves and they are breaking off and rotting.

 

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How Do Bugs Get Into Light Covers?Does anyone know how bugs get into a light globe or cover?

 

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Bug Killer Recipe?My husband would like a recipe for making his own bug killer to use on tomatoes, potatoes and hostas. He would like a spray on pesticide if there is one available. Thank you so much.

 

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Keeping Roses Safe From Diseases?What do I spray on my roses to keep them safe from diseases?

 

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Planting a Ylang Ylang Tree?I just got a Ylang Ylang tree. It was purchased by a friend who lives in South FL. It's about 5-10 Degrees colder there in winter. Does anyone know anything about this fragrant tree? I know the flowers are used to make perfumes and such.

 

rabbit eating carrots

Rabbits Eating My Vegetables?Yesterday evening I discovered a young rabbit in my back yard. I figured it was responsible for the eaten plants in my gardens. I just discovered five or six tomatoes had been partially eaten, one almost completely finished and some had a single bite.

 

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Strong Rubber Odor on Shoe Soles?I am wondering how to remove a very strong chemical rubber smell from the rubber soles of shoes made in China. I have tried wrapping in a Bounce sheet and putting in sun.

 

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Uses for Pudding Cups?What are some ways to recycle/reuse empty clean pudding cups? I am talking about the Hunt's Snack Pack pudding cups. I usually have 2 empty ones daily. I have thought of a few ideas to reuse a few but otherwise have just been recycling them on trash day.

 

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Shoe Strap Won't Stay on My Heel?I have 2 pairs of shoes that I really love but the straps that go around my heel will not stay on my heel. I have tried to tighten the strap but that doesn't work.

 

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Dishwasher Rinse Recipe?I would like a recipe for dishwasher rinse agent.

 

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