August 29, 2006

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Chocolate PinwheelsRecipe for Chocolate Pinwheels. These are an absolute favorite at Christmas, but do well any time. Usually, I just bake a couple of dozen and keep the rest in the fridge for company or to make up cookie plates. This was a Pillsbury bake off winner long, long ago. . .

 

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CongeeRecipe for Congee. In China, there is a breakfast as standard as our bacon and eggs. It consists of cooked down rice and any veggies or meat that you happen to have on hand. It's so simple, and will be as delicious as the ingredients you add. . .

 

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Apple Cinnamon MuffinsRecipe for Apple Cinnamon Muffins. Mix all ingredients except melted butter. Stir just until combined. Spoon into lightly greased muffin pans bake about 20 minutes at 350 degrees F or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. . .

 

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Egg BreadRecipe for Egg Bread. Put margarine in a pan and melt. Add flour and stir until light brown, then add milk and stir until smooth. If too thick, add more milk. Add hot dogs or ham and cheese. . .

 

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Cooking MarrowsSlow cooker on high for 1 hour then low for 3 hours. I freeze this and then use it as a base for a casserole. . .

 

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Skillet BBQ ChickenRecipe for Skillet BBQ Chicken. Heat oil over medium high heat in a large skillet that has a cover; sauté onion a few minutes until tender. Stir in ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce. . .

 

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Never-Fail BiscuitsRecipe for Never-Fail Biscuits. Mix dry ingredients, then cut in shortening; add egg and milk. Mix just until it hangs together. Drop onto a baking sheet. . .

 

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Pecan Bar CookiesRecipe for Pecan Bar Cookies. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Stir until mixed.(Set aside) place sugars and butter in a large bowl, beat with a mixer until well combined. . .

 

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Aunt Virginia's Dill DipRecipe for Aunt Virginia's Dill Dip. Mix well and chill. . .

 

Articles

Jim and Max the CatJim has never been a cat person, but he spoils Max rotten!

 

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Using Resealable Containers When TravelingWhen I travel, I like to take small containers of toiletries but these small items can be costly at the drug store. I have saved up little resealable containers that I have come across over the years.

 

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Two Minute FudgeTake one tub of frosting mix (any flavor), microwave for one minute. Add one cup of peanut butter to the frosting and microwave an additional minute. . .

 

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Getting The Right Portion of MeatOne way to save money on meals is to incorporate less meat into your diet. Most supermarkets have butchers available who can provide you with specific amounts of beef, chicken or seafood.

 

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First Impression QuoteFirst Impression Quote. This is one of the best quotes I have ever heard, and it is so true.

 

Dale Hollow Lake (Southern KY/TN)

Dale Hollow Lake (Southern KY/TN)Our family's recent trip to Beautiful Dale Hollow Lake. This picture highlghts the FUN we had just spending 4 days on the water. It was so relaxing and just wonderful to be able to bond.

 

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Reading the Car ManualReading the Car Manual. I have been blessed with a new vehicle with a daunting array of buttons and gizmos on the dashboard. The owner's manual is quite thick and proved daunting to me to just sit and read initially. . .

 

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Making Custom Composition NotebooksMaking Custom Composition Notebooks. I just decorated a basic composition book that I found 3 for $1 at a local drug store. Using a glue stick, I covered it with scrapbooking papers. . .

 

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Using Bacon Press as a Panini WeightUsing Bacon Press as a Panini Weight and Keeping it Clean. While using my bacon press as a panini weight, I was grumbling to myself about the potential cleanup mess afterwards. I decided to wrap a piece of parchment paper around the weighted plate. . .

 

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Recycling High Density Foam MattressesRecycling High Density Foam Mattresses

 

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Faxing My Resume to EmployersI'm currently looking for a job and keep finding job postings that say FAX RESUME TO: and no other information. Does anyone know a way of tracing a fax number to its origin? I am nervous about sending my info without further information.

 

Questions

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A Small Book Rack for Cookbooks?I would like to display some cook books on my countertop. Where can I find a small book rack?

 

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Fear of Mice?How do I get over the fear of mice?

 

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Fabric Softener Balls?I am looking for the fabric softener balls that you put in washing machine. Does anyone know where I can get them?

 

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Painting Laminate Flooring?Has anyone painted old laminate flooring? The previous owner placed ugly old style fake wood laminate flooring in the kitchen, which abuts real wood flooring in the dining room in this kitchen dining combo.

 

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Plastic Bag Stain on Leather?I have leather interior in my car and somehow the ink off a plastic grocery bag bled on to the leather. Anybody know any great tricks?

 

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A Plastic Bag Stained My Wood Table?While having our kitchen remodeled, we put several items on the wood dining room table. A plastic bag left a ink stain. I would appreciate any help with a chemical free way to remove it.

 

Burnt Ring From a Pan on My Kitchen Counter?A hot pan was set down on the kitchen counter (I think it's acrylic) and part of the counter burned off onto the pan. The counter is patterned (kind of spackled), and now there are 3 places where it's been burned off. I need to fix this before the landlord tries to charge me big bucks.

 

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Fall Decorating Ideas?Any good ideals for fall decorating? Something simple.

 

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Vidalia Chop Wizard Reviews?I was wanting to know if anyone has ever tried the new chop wizard that they have been advertising on TV? It's suppose to chop up apples, onions, potatoes and so on. If anyone has tried this new product, I would like a little information on it.

 

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Learning to a Play an Appalachian Harp?Has anyone experience of learning to play the Appalachian Harp? I'm trying to find out about this instrument and how to play it, but not having much luck with UK sites!

 

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