July 13, 2006

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Pork Medallions in Cream SauceTrim excess fat from pork. Braise pork in saute pan in olive oil and butter. Add pint of milk and cover and simmer for approximately 1 hour or until the thermometer registers 140 degrees F.

 

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Ecology BreadThis is the best and one of the easiest bread recipes. It is a great healthy bread that also freezes well, if you have any left over to freeze!

 

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Cranberry Salsa Meatball AppetizersRecipe for Cranberry Salsa Meatball Appetizers. Mix the salsa and the cranberry jelly together and pour over meatballs in a crockpot. Cover and cook on low for several hours or on high for a few hours, the longer it cooks the better. . .

 

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Mushroom SoupHeat the butter in a large saucepan. Add the shallots and cook until they are translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.

 

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Five Can CasseroleRecipe for Five Can Casserole. 1 can tuna, 1 can milnot or evaporated milk, 1 can celery or chicken rice soup, 1 can mushroom soup, 1 can chow mein noodles. . .

 

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Easy Barbeque PorkHere is an extremely frugal and easy recipe for BBQ pork. Put a pork tenderloin into your crock-pot with half a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce.

 

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Polka-Dot BrowniesUsing a regular brownie mix that you purchase at the store, you can make your brownies POLKA-DOTTED. Make the mix up like you would for cake-like brownies and pour the batter into an insulated pan. Then, sprinkle on top of the batter any kind of "kiss-like" piece of candy...

 

Articles

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Small Ziplock Bags for TravelMini Zip Bags for Travel Tip. My husband and I just got back from a trip to the west coast to attend our son's retirement from the Navy after 24 years, then on to our daughter's wedding as well as visiting friends and family.

 

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Use Thermos for Leftover BeveragesAfter making my coffee in the morning, I always put my leftover coffee in a thermos because my coffee maker automatically shuts off after a certain amount of time and it gets cold. I cook for one so I don't want to waste it by throwing it out.

 

A wallet to keep rewards cards and coupons in.

Coupon and Rewards Card WalletI love coffee, and great deals while shopping, so I have tons of "frequent buyer" coffee punch cards, coupons, and gift cards. But with all of them just loose in my purse, it was a mess!

 

Yoda (Shih Tzu) - Young girl and dog sitting on a motorcycle.

Yoda (Shih Tzu)This is my brother in law's dog, Yoda. He is 6 years old and is a Shih Tzu. I'm not sure how or when he got him.

 

Red Hibiscus

Mulching a Red HibiscusI bought a hibiscus plant at a flea market; the vendor told me it was a perenniel for our area of the country. She said that the "old wood" should not be cut back at the end of the season, it should be mulched for the winter months; in the spring the mulch should be removed and feeding should begin.

 

Keeping Him Out of TroubleThis is my son Padraic. He is constantly going behind me and wrecking the house after I clean it. I find that if I get a laundry basket and pull him along behind me me, it is not only fun for him, but keeps him out of trouble.

 

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Baby Wipe Container Toy Building BlocksWhat do you do with all those baby wipes boxes that you go through while having your children? By using the same brand, but choosing different color packages you can make quite a collection. Then when they are empty, wash them out really clean and take the label off with "Goo-Gone"...

 

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Use Tomato Cages For Garage Sale SignsOur city has gotten very strict about placement of garage sale signs. We cannot post on utility poles of any kind, fences, etc. and fines can be levied.

 

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Nonstick MeatloafHere's a tasty way to keep meatloaf from sticking to the pan. Line your pan with a couple strips of bacon before putting the meatloaf in the pan. It's not cheap, but it sure tastes good.

 

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Putting Stubborn Lids on TupperwareIf you are having a hard time putting a plastic lid on a tupperware type container, run the lid under hot water. It should fit much more easily.

 

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Poll: Would you consider buying a hybrid vehicle? Today's poll questions asks: Would you consider buying a hybrid vehicle?

 

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Canned Cream SoupsCream soups, like cream of mushrooms, make easy sauces for vegetables, sauces and casserole filling. Stock up on cream soups when they are sale, they are a great time saving staple to have in your pantry.

 

Questions

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Attaching Seashells to PlywoodHow do I prepare plywood to attach seashells to it and what type of adhesive (glue) can I use? Also, what kind of glue should I use to attach shells to shells?

 

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Glazed Donut Recipe for a Bread MachineI am looking for an easy glaze donut recipe for a bread machine.

 

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Microwave RollsDoes anyone have a recipe for making a small number (e.g. 4) of bread rolls quickly in a microwave? We would want to eat them straight away, so a non-yeast method would do.

 

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Homemade Diaper for a Female DogDoes anyone know how to make a diaper for a female dog in heat.

 

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Prickly Spines on CucumbersI'm growing 2 kinds of cucumbers, one is a pickling type (can't remember the exact name), the other is called "straight eight". They both have prickly spines on them, what is causing this?

 

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Uses for Plastic Bowls from Frozen MealsI sometimes buy the frozen meals that come in the black plastic bowls e.g. Lean Cuisine, Weight Watchers, etc. I keep some of them to put other portions of meals in to freeze and would like to know if anyone has come up with ideas for any other uses for the bowls.

 

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Craft Uses for Leather Furniture SamplesDoes anyone have any use for about 80 pieces of leather samples from furniture store that could be used for craft projects? I would like to sell for $1 each plus shipping.

 

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Crusty Multigrain Bread RecipeMy family loves crusty multigrain rolls and breads. However, these are usually expensive to buy. I have been making breads for years, but have not been able to find a good, hearty, crusty multigrain bread recipe. Does anyone have one they can share?

 

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Free Countdown Timer for EmailI know this is off the wall, but I wondered if anyone knew where I could get a (free) scroll or countdown thing for e-mails that shows how many days till a wedding, or baby, etc.

 

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Homemade Electric Broom FilterHomemade Electric Broom Filter. My electric broom has a filter that is small and shaped like a hair bun cover, made of filter cloth and secured with sewn in elastic. I could make one, but I don't know where to find the cloth.

 

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Swedish Cream Molded SaladSwedish Cream Molded Salad. I am looking for a recipe. It is a white gelatin salad, creamy and smooth, no fruit, but has an almond flavoring to it. It's not too sweet, and I think it's called a Swedish cream molded salad. Does anyone have this recipe or one similar?

 

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