August 3, 2006

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Recipes

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Raisin Ribbon BarsRecipe for Raisin Ribbon Bars. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. beat together butter and brown sugar. Stir in flour, oats and walnuts. Reserve 1 cup for topping. . .

 

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Reduced Fat Cherry Cheese PieRecipe for Reduced Fat Cherry Cheese Pie. With mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. . .

 

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Orange-Banana-Strawberry SmoothieRecipe for Orange-Banana-Strawberry Smoothie. Cut bananas into large chunks, wrap in aluminum foil, and freeze 2 hours. . .

 

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Peppery London BroilWith a meat fork, poke holes in both sides of meat. Make a paste with garlic, seasoning blend, and red pepper; rub over both sides of meat.

 

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Vegetable Medley SaladThis salad is the perfect way to eat your daily serving of veggies. You can top it with whatever dressing you would like to change it up a bit.

 

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Raisin Coconut Treasure PieRecipe for Raisin Coconut Treasure Pie. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix graham cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder. With mixer, beat sweetened condensed milk and margarine until smooth...

 

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Golden Corn FrittersRecipe for Golden Corn Fritters. Combine egg and 2 Tbsp. milk. Stir in flour and salt. Stir in corn and enough remaining milk to make a fairly thin batter. . .

 

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Cashew QuickiesRecipe for Cashew Quickies. Sift together flour and baking powder. Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg, vanilla, and nuts. . .

 

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Grandma H's Coffee CakeRecipe for Grandma H's Coffee Cake. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water, add a pinch of sugar. Mix lard, water, salt, sugar and eggs. Let cool. Add yeast. Add dry ingredients. . .

 

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Empire State MuffinsRecipe for Empire State Muffins. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper bake cups; set aside. Combine apple, sugar, carrots, walnuts and cranberries. . .

 

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Heat Your Eyelash CurlerRather than a heated eyelash curler, I discovered this after I wasted 30 dollars on a heated eyelash curler that didn't even work.

 

Rebecca at the Rodeo

Rebecca at the RodeoThis is my grand-daughter Rebecca with my daughter Kelly on a recent outing with her Mom and Dad at the rodeo in Colorado.

 

flowering shrubs

Solutions For Ornamental ShrubsShrubs provide the garden with structure and form. They create shade, control wind, add color and drama, and once they become established, most are easy to grow and maintain.

 

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Choosing CantaloupeWhen choosing a cantaloupe or mush melon as my Papaw used to say, search for one by sniffing the fruit. If it has a sweet, musky smell, it'll be a good fruit.

 

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Free Sewing SoftwareThis link offers free software that can be used to make hats, shawls, bags, and slippers. It's great. The sewing instructions are included with it and it's all free. . .

 

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Getting Toddlers to Try New FoodsI often have my grandson at my house. Being a toddler, he is a picky eater. I came up with this idea when we were reading a book called "Eating a Rainbow".

 

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Dryer Balls ReviewsPositive and negative reviews of Dryer Balls.

 

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Killing Weeds in GravelI am trying to kill weeds in a large area of gravel. There is 6 fruit trees I don't want to effect plus a lawn in the middle that i don't want to kill. So what can I make that is strong enough to kill all the weeds but won't harm other things growing around?

 

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Green Solutions for OxalisHow do I get rid of Oxalis - the green way?

 

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Reynolds Wrap Release Non-Stick Foil ReviewsThis non-stick foil is absolutely wonderful...

 

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Storing Embellishments for Making PursesI have really gotten into sewing purses in the last year or so. I use a lot of the Barbara Randle crazy quilting patterns. They call for a lot of embellishments.

 

deadheading lilies.

A Guide to Deadheading PerennialsOne of the best ways to prolong color in your perennial beds and borders is to deadhead spent flowers. Not only does this encourage reflowering by limiting seed production and self-seeding, it keeps the garden looking neat and tidy by focusing all of the attention on the living flowers.

 

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Use Wedding Decorations for Your First Anniversary PartyUsing Wedding Decorations for First Anniversary. Save decorative items from your wedding for use at your first anniversary party!

 

Variety of flowers in garden.

Planting Wildflowers in ArizonaFlowers in Arizona Photo. Planting wildflowers under a tree really puts that extra punch to your yard, especially if you live in Arizona. . .

 

Questions

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Freezer Reviews?I would like to know your recommendation of a good freezer, about 10 cubic feet.

 

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Freezer Storage Times?Is there a chart listing how long food can be kept in the freezer at 0 degrees before it spoils?

 

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Beer Can Wind Spinner?I am looking for directions to make a beer can wind spinner. You cut the sides of the beer can and squash them down to look like a Chinese lantern. Three or four are strung together with a golf ball or something similar to weight the bottom.

 

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Using Car Wash Water on Plants?I seen dirty car wash water being used on other dirt but wonder if this could be used on plants to keep bugs off?

 

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What Type of Hydrangeas Do I Have?I have two hydrangeas I bought from Frank's Nursery and Crafts two years ago and I cannot remember the name. Is there a hydrangea (big leaf) that begins with "Van" or "Von". I thought it was a nikko blue but the name seemed to begin with a V. Can you help?

 

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Cleaning an Oil Painting?Any ideas on how to clean a dirty oil painting at home?

 

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Water Falling From a Tulip Tree?My friend's Tulip tree drops sprinkles like a light rain. Not all the time just 2 or 3 times a summer. Could you please tell me what could be causing this?

 

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Where Can I Buy a Pumice Stone?Where in Wal-mart or any other store can you find the cleaning pumice stone for cleaning your toliet ring?

 

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Getting Rid of Johnson Grass?Besides pulling out early in the season, what can I spray on Johnson grass to get it out of my lawn?

 

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Smocking Pleater Thread Box or Caddy?Does anyone have instructions for making a smocking pleater thread box or caddy? I would like to make one for my new pleater.

 

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Buying Prescriptions From Canada?Does anyone have any experience on buying prescription medications mail order from Canada?

 

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Natural Pesticide for Fruit Trees?I am looking for a natural pesticide to kill aphids and black mold on my fruit trees. Does anyone have a natural recipe for this?

 

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Frogs In Toilet?Has anyone ever had a problem with Frogs getting in your commode? They must be coming up from the septic tank which is pretty gross. How can I stop this?

 

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Information About the Name "Gurth"?Could someone please provide information on the first name "Gurth"? It was my late father's second name. A Swede told me that it is a Scots variation of a Swedish, Viking name. it must be very old - I found information on the internet that a certain McDuff had established a refuge in the 10th or 11th century in Scotland with the name of "Gurth's Cross", meaning a shelter for people in pain/hurting.

 

canna lily in pot

My Canna Lily Did Not Bloom This Year!My canna lily did not bloom this year! Moved from back yard sun (plastic container) to sun in a nice blue ceramic pot. I moved it from back yard sun (plastic container) to sun in a nice blue ceramic pot. This is a short plant (yellow bloom).

 

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My Calla Lilies Are Pulled Out Easily?New stems from my Calla Lilies can be pulled up from ground, as if they have been eaten just below ground surface. I don't know if it's caused by insect or if I have watered too much.

 

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Where Can I Buy Episcias?I would like to know where you can buy Episcias, a good nursery that have good plants.

 

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Flowers Dying After Budding?I am having problems this season with several plants, one a hanging Verbenia and one of several Cone flowers... they bud and then prior to blooming the bud dries up and dies. In the case of the Cone flower it turns black and dies. Can anyone tell me what is going on?

 

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My Yorkie Has An Odor When He Comes Inside?I have a yorkie and when I take him outside and bring him back in, he has a odor. What can I use to get rid of the odor?

 

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