August 30, 2006

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Cinnamon Sticky BunsRecipe for Cinnamon Sticky Buns. In a saucepan combine brown sugar, corn syrup and butter; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add pecans. Spoon into a greased 9x13 inch pan. . .

 

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Fudge Krispy TrufflesRecipe for Fudge Krispy Truffles. Roughly chop candy bars. In saucepan, melt candy with milk, stirring constantly over medium heat. Once melted, remove from heat immediately. . .

 

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Pepperoni BiscuitsMix dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Gradually add milk and stir in pepperoni and cheese just until combined. Drop by tablespoons on ungreased cookie sheets.

 

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Raspberry Chocolate BarsRecipe for Raspberry Chocolate Bars. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. Set aside. Combine butter and sugar in medium bowl . . .

 

Articles

Mosaic stepping stones.

Memory Garden Stepping StonesI save and collect broken glass and other little findings. Then I put 2 inches of cement in the bottom of a 5 or 3 gallon bucket then I press the pieces of glass and things on top.

 

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Turning Off Water When on VacationWhen going away for a vacation, etc. remember to turn off the water to your house. It's better to be safe than sorry. A pal's neighbor found out the hard way.

 

A cardhouse made from a deck of cards

Uses for Playing CardsBelow are some ideas for reusing playing cards. Feel free to post your own ideas in the feedback forum.

 

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Donating to the Food Bank or PantryI make sure I have foodstuffs to donate to our local food pantry in the month of August and September. Most food pantries are particularly hard pressed for donations during this time frame.

 

Dick Larson's Walking Sticks

Dick Larson's Walking SticksI visited with Dick Larson recently. He makes walking sticks, hot dog sticks, and weeders to sell, and he does quite well with them. He gets a branch with either a really straight length or an interesting curve at the top end, depending on the kind of walking stick he is making.

 

Photo of a dollhouse.

Dollhouse Furniture With Everyday ObjectsTips for making dollhouse furniture and decorations out of everyday items: Save the little white plastic things in the center of the pizza to keep the top of the box from getting stuck to the toppings. They look a lot like little tables and when I was younger, my grandma would save them for me and we'd use them as tables for my dollhouse. They worked especially well for the smaller Kelly dolls.

 

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Winter Gardening In Car Top Luggage CarriersA friend of mine with a truck who makes a fair living recycling curb-side cast offs began finding older heavy plastic Car-top Luggage Carriers.

 

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Poll: Do you heat your home with firewood?Today's poll question is: Do you heat your home with firewood?

 

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Buying a Cheaper Cut of Beef RoastBuying A Cheaper Cut of Beef Roast. When buying meat at the butcher shop, I usually look for the cheaper cut of beef roast. If it has a bone, I keep that for soup.

 

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Chili and Corn BreadChili and Corn Bread. When I am in a hurry for dinner, I open a can of chili and pour it into a 9x9 inch glass pan. Put cheese on top and make up a box of Jiffy cornbread and pour it on top. . .

 

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Auto Grease on My Dooney Burke PurseMy dooney burke is made of fabric. It's a creme color. There's a black dirty mark on the corner of my purse. The mark could be black grease from an Auto factory.

 

Molly (Beagle)

Molly (Beagle) and Eie (Cat)Molly is a beagle and Eie is a cat. They are both from an animal shelter.

 

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School SnacksBack to School Snack. A little story of when my daughter was younger. I would now and then make her some peanut butter crackers. No big deal. Before you know it she was coming home with all types of junk snacks. . .

 

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Saving Just the Tips You WantI love all the tips I read on this site and I often want to keep something in case I want to use it later on. I have found a good way to keep the information handy for later on.

 

Questions

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Uses for Dried Flowers?Any ideas about what to do with dried prom and wedding flowers?

 

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Tie Dye on Skin?How do you get tie dye off of skin?

 

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Making a Blanket With a Round Knifty Knitter?I have the round knifty knitter and was wondering how I turn to avoid making a complete circle to make a blanket? I don't really understand the instructions and can't find anything online. Anyone have any simple instructions to make a blanket?

 

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Dental Procedures in Singapore?I am considering going to Singapore to get a lot of dental work done. Does anyone have any information about dental procedures in Singapore please? Also, any other information about Singapore would be gratefully accepted, as I haven't been there for 40 years!

 

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Home Infested With Fleas?I work for a lady who had cats inside, the cats are gone but the fleas stayed! What can we use inside to get rid of them?

 

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