October 5, 2006

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Recipes

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Memere's Vermicelli SoupRecipe for Memere's Vermicelli Soup. Cook vermicelli according to instructions along with butter. Drain and add tomatoes and spices. . .

 

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ChimicheesecakeRecipe for Chimicheesecake. Beat cream cheese until fluffy; add sugar and eggs, then beat again. Add vanilla extract and mix well. Fold toffee bits and apple pieces in cheese mixture. . .

 

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Fruit SquaresRecipe for Fruit Squares. Cream together butter, sugar and eggs and add the rest of the ingredients and stir. . .

 

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Coconut Pound Cake Recipe for Coconut Pound Cake. Cream shortening and sugar, then add unbeaten eggs, 1 at a time. Add flavoring. Mix flour, salt and baking powder alternately with milk to shortening and sugar mixture. . .

 

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Sweet Taters 'N Black WalnutsPeel sweet potatoes, boil and mash. Add hot milk, sugar, and 3 Tbsp. butter. Then add black walnuts and a pinch of salt. . .

 

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Ice Cream and Candy ShakesCombine 1/2 of ice cream and candy and 1/4 cup milk. In blender and blend until smooth. . .

 

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Old Fashioned Custard PieBeat eggs slightly, then add sugar, salt, nutmeg, and milk. Beat well together and pour into unbaked pie shell, then bake 40 minutes in 350 degrees F oven. . .

 

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Frightfully Easy Ghost CookiesRecipe for Frightfully Easy Ghost Cookies. In small pan melt candy coating over low heat. Stirring constantly. Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. Holding cookie with tongs. . .

 

Articles

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Shopping With a PalShopping with a Pal. When going shopping anywhere, take a pal. Let them in on what you're looking for, and likewise. . .

 

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"Clipping Service"Frugal Way to Keep in Touch with Relatives. One old-fashioned and frugal way to keep in touch with relatives and friends is to act as a "clipping service" for them and send on newspaper articles, etc. they will find of interest. . .

 

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Keeping Kitchen Scissors From RustingI use scissors a lot in the kitchen when I am cooking. To keep them from getting rusty, To keep them from getting rusty, I spray them with Pam either before, or even after, I put them in the dishwasher.

 

Leafhopper

Garden Insects: LeafhoppersThere are many species of leafhoppers. Some are brown or green in color, while others are green and red with white markings. Look for slender 1/8-inch long wedge-shaped bugs that jump or fly when disturbed.

 

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Wedding Scrapbook ProjectThe Wedding Scrapbook Project. This works well for both sides of the family. Months before the wedding--ask family members to gather photos of the bride and groom from infancy to adulthood. . .

 

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Poll: Are you invested in the stock market?Today's poll asks: Are you invested in the stock market?

 

Caring for a Pear Tree

Caring for a Pear TreeHow can I bring an old pear tree back to good health. It produces a good crop, slightly discolored. Should I be spraying and fertilizing it?

 

Growing: Parsley

Growing: ParsleyParsley is a widely used culinary herb and a familiar sight in most supermarket produce sections. The crisp, compact leaves of Curly Parsley make striking edgings in the flowerbed and attractive garnishes.

 

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Cutting Your Food BudgetMy food budget has been growing every week, so I sat down and looked at what I could start doing to cut back and still eat quality meals. . .

 

Growing: Oregano

Growing: OreganoOregano is one of the most valuable culinary herbs to grow in the garden. Unlike its relative, Sweet Marjoram, Oregano is a hardy perennial that will over winter in most zones if protected.

 

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Dry Erase Board Eraser for Foggy WindshieldsKeep a dry erase board eraser in your car's glove box. Use it to clear the windshield from the inside only. It is amazing how good it works. NEVER wet the eraser, always use it dry.

 

Snowy FenceSnowy Fence Photo. I was experimenting with my digital camera and took this photo of snow on the fence. . .

 

Growing: Pot Marigold

Growing: Pot MarigoldThe Pot Marigold is an easy-to-grow, low maintenance addition to any herb garden. Its yellow or orange edible flowers and dark green foliage add a cheerful splash of color from mid summer until past the first frosts of fall.

 

Jerry and Shana
(West Highland White Terriers)

Jerry and Shana (West Highland White Terriers)Jerry and Shana (West Highland White Terriers) Photo. Jerry and Shana are 10 and 9 years old. They are both Westies. . .

 

Heart Nosed Piggy Bank

Socially Responsible Investing: Putting Your Money Where Your Heart IsWhat if there was a way to build a sound financial future, while investing in a better world? There is. It's called Socially Responsible Investing, or SRI.

 

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Fruit Fly TrapFruit Flies! This will rid your house of them for good. I use it constantly.

 

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Chicken Wire to Discourage Digging AnimalsIf you have pets or animals that roam your area try adding chicken wire under your plants.

 

air pollution

How Air Pollutions Affect Your GardenLet's face it, air pollution isn't the first thing we think of when we see plants struggling in the garden, especially for those of us living in less densely populated areas, Still, like people, plants need access to clean air in order to grow and maintain their health.

 

Questions

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Getting Rid of Pachysandra?How do you kill Pachysandra?

 

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Places to Have a Party Near Silver Spring Maryland?I was just wondering if someone knew of a place somewhere near Silver Spring Maryland that we could have her party at. This really means a lot to me, and it would show Brigette that she's not alone.

 

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Brown Spot On My Lawn?I have a spot on the lawn. We are in a new home and the front lawn was sodded last summer. There is a patch of brown grass in the very middle of the front yard that goes brown, then greens up a little after a heavy watering or rain.

 

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Choosing Good Potatoes?Is there a way to tell if the potato I purchase at a grocery store is good to eat? I ask because I recently purchased a red skinned potato that was green just underneath the skin and it wasn't that good.

 

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Lipstick Stains on Glasses?How do you remove lipstick stains from drinking glasses and cups?

 

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Removing Candle Wax on Leather Furniture?How do I remove wax crayon marks from the surface of a leather sofa?

 

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Is dog poop bad for grass?Is dog poop bad for grass? Yes. Not only is it smelly and unsightly, but it poses certain health risks.

 

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My Dog Can't Close His Mouth?My dog can't close his mouth. What do I do?

 

Hiring Someone to Train My Dog?I am looking for an affordable training facility where they take your dog and train them and then bring them back to you after they are trained? Where can i go to find this type of facility? I have tried everything with my dog.

 

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What causes linen to shrink?What causes linen to shrink?

 

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Cutting Back Sunflowers?I recently planted one of those "flower carpets" and ended up with very tall sunflower plants. I love them, but don't know anything about growing them. Do I cut the plants back at some point, will they come back into bloom every year, etc?

 

Moving a Tomato Plant?I am moving and have had a tomato plant come up in my front yard for the past 3 years. We are moving soon and I want to know how to take this plant with me? I

 

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Dried Hairspray on a Leather Jacket?How do I remove dried hairspray from a leather jacket?

 

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