August 25, 2006

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Ritz Cracker DessertRecipe for Ritz Cracker Dessert. Beat egg whites stiff, add 1 cup sugar gradually, add baking powder and continue to beat. Add one-fourth tsp. vanilla. Fold crackers and nuts into egg mixture. . .

 

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Golden Ambrosia Pecan PieRecipe for Golden Ambrosia Pecan Pie. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, stir in all ingredients except pecans and coconut. . .

 

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Dorito Chip Dip Beat until smooth. Spread on a glass plate and refrigerate for one hour.

 

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Springtime PunchRecipe for Springtime Punch. In a saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes; remove from heat. Stir in the lemon, orange and pineapple juices. Refrigerate. . .

 

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Smart Names for Contacts In Your Cell PhoneIf you are ever in an accident and/or unconscious, be sure to have your contacts in your cell phone listed as husband, wife, son, daughter, mom.

 

Home Equity Loan

The Home Equity Loan - Good or Bad?Without delving into the financial cogs that make home equity loans work and by avoiding all of the percentage signs and APR numbers, here's the ultimate question. Are home equity loans good or bad ideas?

 

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Keeping Track Of Debit PurchasesKeeping Track Of Debit Purchases. I use my debit card for most purchases to save writing checks or carrying too much cash. . .

 

My Frugal Life - Comfortable and FrugalI grew up with frugal parents who did well by watching how they spent their money but saved for luxury items. We were taught to be careful with our money and to watch the cost of utilities.

 

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Extra Expenses at the Beginning of SchoolI remember when my children were in school, there were always extra unexpected expenses in the first weeks of school.

 

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Tequila (Quaker Parrot)Tequila (Quaker Parrot) Photo. Tequila is my age (18 years) and is a Quaker Parrot. I bought Tequila when we were both fifteen, and we've been practically inseparable since. . .

 

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Better To Remain Silent. . .This is a quote that my husband has used over the years and it's so true. Thought I would share it.

 

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Garlic For Garden Pest PreventionGarlic As Garden Pest Prevention. Put whole cloves of garlic around your plants that rabbits and other critters might be munching on.

 

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Plan Outfits With Fashion Show PhotosPlan Outfits With Fashion Show Photos. This is a tip if you have a 6 year Diva who, at the last minutes before you walk out the door, decides she hates all her clothes and has nothing to wear. . .

 

Lili and Rusty (Miniature Poodles)Lili and Rusty (Miniature Poodles) Photos. Lili (white) and Rusty (red) are 18 month old mini-poodles. Lili was a gift from our daughter (to liven up the household for the old folks) and Rusty we found two months later, from a workman in our home. . .

 

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10 Ways To Reuse A Flip Top Box (Cigarette Pack)10 Ways To Reuse A Flip Top Box (Cigarette Pack). Hey, if you must smoke then get something positive out of the process. First Aid Kit: stock it with several type band bandaids, Acetaminophen in a tiny bit of Saran Wrap, four small packets of germ killing lotions. . .

 

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Buy Quality Backpacks For SchoolBuy Quality Backpacks For School. I highly suggest buying backpacks at L L Bean. The quality is really good and the price is not bad either. My kids get at least 2 years out of one of their backpacks. . .

 

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Sparky (Silver Tabby)Sparky (Silver Tabby) Photo. Our silver tabby, Sparky, is huge, weighing in at 18 pounds at a little over one year in age. He was a foundling, literally left on our doorstep during a huge thunderstorm. . .

 

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Paying Bills On TimeWhen I receive bills or any correspondence that has to be mailed at a certain time, I save time and aggravation by writing the date due to be mailed where the stamp goes. Only takes a second to let me know it is time to mail something.

 

Questions

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Shining Hardware on a Coach Bag?How do I shine up the hardware on my vintage Coach bag?

 

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Leather Feels Tacky?I stored a purse in a closet in Florida, the following year when I brought it out to use and leather strap feels tacky, sticky. I've tried rubbing alcohol and white vinegar, no change.

 

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Russell Hobbs Mini Food Processor Reviews?I have an opportunity to get a Russell Hobbs Mini Food Processor. is it worth it? Does it do more than just nuts and carrots? I have a mini chopper I bought at home depot and the bowl is cracked and on its last leg.

 

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Cleaning Foam Stamps?How do you clean foam stamps during a stamping party for reuse? Baby wipes?

 

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Can I Change a 15 Amp Breaker to a 20?Is it possible to change a 15 amp breaker to a 20 to accommodate additional outlets?

 

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Printing Letters on Ribbons?I would Like to learn how to print letters on my ribbons using my computer.

 

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Train Theme Birthday Party?I am throwing my son a train theme birthday party for his 3rd birthday in October. We are on a very limited income so I would like to do as much as I can myself. Any ideas would be appreciated as i am clueless!

 

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The Cheesecake Factory Salmon Sauce?Does anyone have the recipe for the sauce they put on the salmon from The Cheesecake Factory?

 

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Crafts Made With Small Mirrors?What kids crafts can I make from small rectangular mirrors?

 

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Paper and Fabric Rose Patterns?Do you have a pattern for paper or fabric roses?

 

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