August 17, 2006

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Recipes

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Easy Pasta SaladTry this pasta salad for a wonderful side dish.

 

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Rum BallsRecipe for Rum Balls. Mix wafers, sugar, cocoa, and nuts. Add syrup and rum. . .

 

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Pollo a la CremaHeat oil over medium-high heat, add garlic then chicken. Cook chicken until no pink is showing (4-6 minutes).

 

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Poll: Do you have a dog?Today's poll asks: Do you have a dog?

 

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Packaging Quick MealsI save the black microwave containers that frozen packaged food comes in. When I am making casseroles, chili, etc., I fill them. I use Glad Press and Seal and make my own instant food for my teenage son.

 

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Finding Cheaper ProduceFinding Cheaper Produce. You can buy cheaper groceries by going to a farmer's market rather than the grocery store. Amish owned farmer's markets can sometimes be the cheapest. . .

 

2 bull dogs with 3 boys

Jack and George (English Bull Dogs)Jack and George (English Bull Dogs) Photo. Jack and George are our 3 month old English Bull Dogs. We purchased from a breeder at 8 weeks of age.

 

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Coco the Chocolate LabCoco is our 17 month old chocolate Lab, we got her in April, 2005. She likes to aggravate my other dogs and cats. This is a picture of Coco right after I got her. She can sleep anywhere.

 

Weeding Without Chemicals

Easy Weeding Without ChemicalsDid you know that gardeners and home owners spend millions of dollars each year trying to rid their gardens of weeds? We keep spraying them and they keep coming back.

 

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Laundry - Making Whites WhiterWhenever I do a load of whites I use Tide with bleach alternative, Calgon water softener, vinegar and Borax.

 

My Frugal Life - It's for the kids!I am a stay at home mom of two little boys. It was not a hard choice, given my mother stayed at home for as long as she could with her four children.

 

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Staying Positive with Behavioral TechniquesI'm a preschool teacher and mom to a 3 year old. One of the behavior techniques I use in my classroom is phrasing things in a positive way.

 

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Too Many Cookbooks?I had collected lots of recipe books, some with only one or two recipes that I liked to use. I was tired of these books taking up room in my kitchen so I bought a large photo album with see through pockets.

 

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Grass and Weeds Growing Between BricksI have brick around a pool. I have children that play around my pool. Grass and weeds are growing from the cracks. How do I kill the weeds?

 

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How Much Should My Lab Weight?I have three dogs, two labradors and a collie spaniel cross. Two are normal weight but the middle labrador is 66kgs which I think is too big. She is quite a muscle bound dog but has no interest in exercise other than gentle walks.

 

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Removing Grime From Shower Walls and Caulk?I need to get grime off my shower caulk and walls.

 

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Grandma's Macaroni Salad?I'm looking for a macaroni salad recipe my grandma made. She's gone now and it isn't in the family cookbook. It had twist noodles, chunks of ham and I think Velveeta cheese. I have no clue about the sauce. Does anyone have something close to this?

 

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Rust Stains From My Washing Machine?I have a washing machine that is probably 6 or 7 years old. Every once in awhile I find a rusty residue on the laundry when I do a load. I have checked the inside of the drum and haven't found any rust.

 

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Cleaning Burnt Oil Stains from a Sauté Pan?How do you clean all the "yellow" cooked on oil on saute pans and old burn stains, etc.? The pan has been stained for a while.

 

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Decorating an Antique Rocking Horse?I bought an antique rocking horse, and would like ideas of how to decorate it for my grandson. It is dark wood.

 

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Buying a Snipper for Sweet Gum Tree Balls?Where can I purchase Snipper for Sweet Gum tree seed balls on the internet?

 

When Are Figs Ripe?I have a fig tree that I planted 3 summers ago. It has grown well and is now about 7 feet tall. We have let 4 main shoots remain and cut back the others. We bought it at a flea market and I do not know what kind of fig it is.

 

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Canning Refrigerator Pickles?I was wondering if you refrigerator pickles can be canned? If so, how do you do it and do you have a recipe?

 

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