October 26, 2006

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Spicy Jambalaya WrapRecipe for Spicy Jambalaya Wrap. Prepare jambalaya mix according to package directions, using chicken as the meat. Warm flour tortillas. When jambalaya rice is cooked, load onto tortillas, top with cheese, sour cream and taco sauce if desired. Enjoy.

 

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Open-Faced OmeletteEnjoy your sautéed veggies on this omelette.

 

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Potato Ranch CasseroleRecipe for Potato Ranch Casserole. Brown hamburger and onions. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Drain. Mix soups and hamburger and place in a large roaster. Place potatoes on top of hamburger.

 

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Chocolate Mudslide Frozen PieRecipe for Chocolate Mudslide Frozen Pie. Melt 1 cup morsels in small saucepan over lowest heat. When morsels begin to melt, remove from heat; stir. Return to heat for a few seconds, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; cool for 10 minutes.

 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee CakeRhubarb, strawberries and sugar combine for a popular old time flavor.

 

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Avocado Peel Face ScrubWhen peeling an avocado, leave a little fruit on the inside of the avocado skin and use it to scrub your face. The peel with help remove dead skin and avocado fruit makes a great moisturizer.

 

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Protecting Apple Trees From DeersIn the fall, deer will nibble the upcomming buds off the apple trees, ruining the tree and the new to be fruits. For tomato cages, I use a medium weight wire fence with approx. 3 inch openings, very flexible.

 

Chinch Bugs

Garden Insects: Chinch BugsInsect guide for Chinch Bugs. This fast moving little bug is 3/16 to 1/8 of an inch long, with a black body and white, red or brown wings. Adults chinch bugs lay eggs in the soil in the spring after overwintering in the grass.

 

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Growing Scented GeraniumScented geraniums are hybrid cousins of the common garden geranium. Most plants grow to a height of around 1 to 2 feet, but vary greatly in scent, foliage, flower color and even growing habits, depending on their variety.

 

Garden Insects: Cockroaches

Garden Insects: CockroachesAdult cockroaches are medium-sized insects, with a broad, flat shape and long antennae. Often confused with beetles, the cockroach's wings are membranous and they lack the thick, hard forewing of beetles.

 

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Whisk Gift IdeaHoliday Gift Idea. For an inexpensive holiday gift, for a teacher or neighbor. Get a whisk and fill the inside with kisses. Cover the outside with plastic wrap and and decorate with a ribbon.

 

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Mr. Pants (Tiger/Maine Coon Mix)Mr. Pants is a 2 1/2 year old Tiger/Maine Coon mix. He was given to a neigbor with 7 of his brothers and sisters and his mom when he was just 3 hours old.

 

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Become Your Own ButcherSave money on chicken by buying them whole and cutting them yourselves. It's easy to learn how to quarter your own chicken. All the leftover bones make great soup stock.

 

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Don't Toss That Broken Fan!Don't toss that broken fan until you've removed both parts of the round wire blade cover and cleaned them well, for two of the finest and sturdiest patio table/garden baskets, chip servers you will ever find for free!

 

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Save The Salon Products For When It CountsI love to use salon haircare products most of the time. But I can't afford to use them on an everyday basis. So instead, I have found some alternative products to use on days when I'm not really going to be out...

 

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Thanksgiving Trick - A JokeOne year at Thanksgiving, my mom went to my sister's house for the traditional feast. Knowing how gullible my sister is, my mom decided to play a trick. She told my sister that she needed something from the store.

 

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Replacing Sink Strainer Baskets With StoppersIf your kitchen sink's drain strainer baskets breaks, instead of replacing it with a new one designed the same way, just use a rubber sink stopper or plug.

 

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New Use for Old TeaRecently I found a cache of old teabags in the back of my kitchen cabinets. These teabags were at least 3 years old and undoubtedly stale.

 

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Petroleum Jelly StainsMy granddaughter got into the petroleum jelly and got it on a new little sweater on the edge of her sleeves. I have tried dish soap, fabric spot cleaners and washed several times without getting it all out. I now am trying hair shampoo.

 

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Clogged WasherMy washer is clogged and I don't know how to get it unclogged. If someone could tell me how to get it unclogged so that I do not have to get a handy man to come and do it, that would be great.

 

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Color Transfer on My Favorite PantsThe dye from my new denim jacket rubbed off on my off-white pants. What can I do to get it out and not make it worse?

 

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Small Dog With a Big HeadWhat kind of small dog has a big head and a long but small body?

 

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Honda Fit ReviewsI am thinking about purchasing a Honda fit. Does anyone have one, any feedback to share?

 

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Uses for BeeswaxI have access to a quantity of beeswax that I want to use. What are some uses other than candles please?

 

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Decorating a DeckI need some ideas on decorating a new deck that we are building. Anyone have any ideas to share? Furniture, plants, flower boxes, etc.

 

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Poll: Are you carving a pumpkin this year?Today's poll asks: Are you carving a pumpkin (or pumpkins) this year?

 

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Homemade Wallpaper BorderMy son and I would like to make a wallpaper border with a drawing of his. My question is do we need a special paper or would contact paper be OK?

 

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Buying Flocked BirdsThe craft store in my area doesn't carry flocked birds. The only craft store around here is Michael's. I am looking for a place that I might order some from. I bought some a long time ago from a store in California, but have lost the name and address.

 

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Clothing Stains by Tire Chips at PlaygroundsMy daughters playground uses tire chips instead of sand or pebbles. My daughter comes home everyday with black marks all over her clothes, especially the knees of pants and even on her coats. I am not having luck getting these stains out. I've tried lots of items from the store! Any ideas?

 

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Ink on SeatbeltsHow do you get ink off seatbelts in a car?

 

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Cleaning Silicone Off GlassWhat can I use to clean silicone on glass?

 

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Starting a Food Co-opHow do I go about starting a Food Co-op?

 

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Freezing SalmonI would like to bake salmon and then freeze it for use the next day. Is this OK?

 

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