August 2, 2006

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Recipes

Cupcake baked in ice cream cones with frosting on top.

Cupcake ConesThese may look like ordinary ice cream cones. But take a bite, and discover that they are cupcakes in disguise.

 

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Classic Potato SaladMix Miracle Whip, mustard, celery seed, salt and pepper. Add remaining ingredients; mix lightly.

 

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Pineapple-Banana CoolerRecipe for Pineapple-Banana Cooler. Cut bananas into small chunks. Wrap in aluminum foil and freeze 2 hours. . .

 

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Vegetable Beef CasseroleIn a 3 qt. casserole, layer half of the potatoes, carrots, celery, green beans, and onion. Crumble half of the uncooked beef over vegetables.

 

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Carrot BarsBlend carrots in mixer; combine with sugar, oil and eggs. Combine dry ingredients; add to carrot mixture.

 

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Lemon Ice CreamRecipe for Lemon Ice Cream. Combine 2 cups half and half and sugar in a large saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat till mixture almost boils and sugar dissolves. . .

 

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Cookie PinwheelsEspecially rich cookies for a holiday treat!

 

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Berry Rhubarb ParfaitIn a saucepan, combine sugar, rhubarb and orange juice, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until rhubarb is tender.

 

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Lemony Raisin BarsHeat oven to 375 degrees F. In saucepan, combine raisins, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon rind.

 

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Skewered Grilled PotatoesPlace potatoes and water in 2 qt. casserole; cover, microwave on high 12-15 minutes, stirring after 8 minutes.

 

Articles

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Judging the Freshness of ApplesHow do you know when you're picking apples from the grocery if they're fresh or not?

 

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Aerobie Espresso Maker ReviewProduct Review: Aerobie Espresso Maker. This is my favorite espresso maker. The Aerobie is entirely manual, but turns out to be a lot less work than the "automatic" espresso makers I have used before. . .

 

Craft Uses for Keys

Craft Uses for KeysCraft ideas using old keys. Ideas include necklaces, wind chimes, picture frames and more.

 

Pink roses.

Tea Rose in Whiskey BarrelTea Rose in Whiskey Barrel Photo. This fragrant tea rose is planted in a whiskey barrel that sits on my deck in the backyard. . .

 

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Small Fans To Keep My House CoolerSmall Oscillating Fans Keep House Cooler. I purchased small oscillating fans to place in the corners of each room in the house (excluding the bathroom). . .

 

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Poll: Do you create a budget for back to school expenses? Today's poll asks: Do you create a budget for back to school expenses?

 

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Cooking Up Chickens for Meat and BrothCooking Up Chickens for Meat and Broth. I get whole chickens on sale and bake them in the oven, usually three. Then, I separate the meat into freezer bags. The bones and browned skin go into a stock pot with water, onion, carrot and celery. . .

 

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Keep Cording from UnravelingWhile you're working with cording, some endings can come unraveled. End that by putting a tiny drop of super glue on the end of the cording.

 

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Organizing Sewing ProjectsI have recently made up my mind that I really need to organize my sewing/crafting room. It looks like a cyclone has gone through it.

 

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Refreshing Carbonated BeveragesRefreshing Carbonated Beverages. Carbonated soda that has gone flat can be rejuvenated by mixing it 50/50 with freshly opened fizzy soda. . .

 

Alvie (Labrador Retriever)

Alvie (Labrador Retriever)Alvie (Labrador Retriever) Photo. This is Alvie, our Black Lab. We got him on a Friday and by Monday he was breaking out with little blisters on his face. Took him to the vet and he said it was "puppy mumps".

 

Attach Solar Lights to Your Fence - Solar light attached to a fence shown at night.

Attach Solar Lights to Your FenceHere's a unique way to use your solar lights. They aren't just for the ground! We took 2x4 and cut them into squares to fit the original existing posts.

 

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Cooking For My Truck Driver HusbandMy husband is an over-the-road truck driver and is typically gone 30-35 days, then home for 4 or 5. While he is out, I cook as if he were home. Then I freeze individual portions of whatever I cooked (labeled with date and name).

 

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Dynamite Float IdeasI am in charge of our homecoming freshman float. I have no clue what to do with it! We are the panthers and we are playing the cardinals! Our topic is Dynamite. Could you help me find some ideas what to do?

 

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Cat Odors on CarpetI have recently gotten rid of a litter of 9 kittens and I am trying to get rid of the odor left behind from trying to litter train them. I would really appericate any help for a good carpet cleaning solution. I have tried many things, but nothing seems to get rid of the smell.

 

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My Painted Countertops Are BumpyI painted my kitchen countertops and they look fantastic. I have applied 4 coats of high gloss water-based polyacrylic. The texture seems bumpy and I was hoping for a smooth, glossy finish.

 

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Rival Versaware Slow Cooker ReviewsReviews of the Rival Versaware Slow Cooker. This slow cooker has a liner that can be used directly on the stove top. Any opinions?

 

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Keeping Long Hair From Getting Tangled in the VacuumI have very long hair and it is falling more now after I had our daughter. It has become a problem when vacuuming. Does anyone have any ideas on how to manage getting the hair up off the floor without having to untangle it from the rollers every time I vacuum?

 

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Grape Jelly RecipesI need recipe to make jam and jelly from wild oregon grape.

 

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Window End TablesI have seen some really cute end tables with the top made from an old window. I wondered if anyone had instructions to make one or know where I could find them.

 

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I plugged in the vacuum and the power stopped working.I plugged in the vacuum and the power stopped. I checked all the outlets and fuses are good. I tightened wires on 4 outlets, 2 switches, panel box, and 2 junction boxes in attic for 4 ceiling fans. The tester shows I have power coming to outlets, but not enough to run anything.

 

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Mini Chopper ReviewsI had a food chopper that worked well. I liked it so much that I purchased another, which isn't holding up. Although I tested it at the time of delivery (and it functioned nicely at that time), upon removing it from the cabinet years later, it isn't doing too well. Makes odd grinding noises.

 

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Carefree Pattern #SH10013BI am looking for a pattern by Carefree. The book was Summer Harvest. It was discontinued in Jan 03. The pattern # is SH10013B. If anyone knows how I might be able to find a couple rolls of this border, I would greatly appreciate any lead.

 

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Patty Pan Squash PuddingHas anyone heard of a recipe that sounds similar to rice pudding, but uses patty pan squash? I was told about a method of preparing patty pan squash, that calls for steaming the squash, and then adds a sauce or liquid similar to what is added to rice.

 

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Can I use Advantage and a flea collar on a 7 week old kitten?Can I use Advantage and a flea collar on a 7 week old kitten?

 

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Samosas RecipeDoes anyone have an easy recipe for the Indian pastries called samosas?

 

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