November 2, 2006

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Golden Ember Barbecue SauceRecipe for Golden Ember Barbecue Sauce. Mix together and heat to boiling. Use hot on chicken!

 

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Zucchini Potato CasseroleRecipe for Zucchini Potato Casserole. Peel and fry potatoes until partially soft. Pour into a 9x13 inch pan or roaster; sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Layer on the zucchini, onion and sausage. (If using bulk sausage, fry it and drain.) Mix mushroom soup and milk; pour over all.

 

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Caramel Popcorn Kit (Gift Recipe)Recipe for Caramel Popcorn Kit (Gift Recipe). Layer sugar and brown sugar in a one pint jar or zip-top bag. Attach the instructions for gift giving:

 

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Braised Pork ChopsRecipe for Braised Pork Chops. Coat pork chops lightly with olive oil; add salt, pepper and herb de provence seasoning; pat seasonings into meat. Coat seasoned chops lightly with flour; add to hot heavy pan with the two tablespoons oil; brown on each side; add tea and red wine, cover with tight lid

 

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Amazing Artichoke and Spinach DipCombine all ingredients in an oven safe casserole dish and bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Serve with crackers, tortillas chips or fresh veggies.

 

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Dwayne Schmidt's Beer Bread Recipe for Dwayne Schmidt's Beer Bread. Mix ingredients and put in 2 greased regular sized loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F., 45-50 minutes. Butter tops while hot to make crunchy.

 

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Parmesan Zucchini PattiesIn a bowl combine flour, cheese, oregano, pepper and salt. Beat eggs. Add zucchini, onion and mayonnaise. Add flour mixture and mix well. In a large skillet, melt butter and fry pancakes until golden on both sides.

 

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Peter Pumpkin Delight RecipeMix pumpkin, eggs, milk, sugars, and spices together and put into 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle with white or yellow cake mix. Drizzle 1/2 cup melted butter on top and sprinkle nuts over that.

 

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Getting The Right Shoelace LengthGetting The Right Shoelace Length. In case you ever got to the store and remembered you needed shoelaces but forgot what length, here is a tried and true formula. Count the number of holes on EACH side of your shoe, than multiply that number by 3.

 

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Use Dry Lettuce for SaladsLet lettuce dry completely before adding dressing to it. Dressing clings better to dry lettuce.

 

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Shoveling SnowInstead of lifting snow, try to push it as much as possible. When you need to lift a shovel full of snow, be sure to bend your knees and keep your back straight.

 

Winner Sexiest DivisionThis picture is from senior exercise Halloween party today. I am the Halloween Trick and my friend, who likes to ham it up, is Halloween PIMP.

 

Leaves covered in frost.

November's Gardening To-Do ListAs the calendar marches toward late fall and early winter, differences in regional growing conditions become much more pronounced. Some zones are covered in snow, while others are just starting to harvest. In all but the warmest zones, the list of seasonal gardening chores is starting to get short for most gardeners.

 

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Progressive Thanksgiving DinnerWith three adult children and their spouses going to in-laws for an early dinner, I decided to have a progressive dinner for them. I would prepare the main course and take out trays would be available in case of overeating at the in-laws' homes.

 

Charlie Brown Costume

Charlie Brown CostumeOur little boy doesn't have much hair, and we love the Charlie Brown holiday specials, so it was a natural fit for a cheap and easy Halloween costume.

 

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Cinnamon Roll TipWhen making cinnamon rolls, instead of cutting the roll into segments with a knife, which tends to squish them, just cut a length of dental floss or heavy thread about 10 or 12 inches long.

 

Photo of a rose with frost on it.

Preparing Your Roses for WinterOne question that comes up for many gardeners this time of year, is how to prepare their roses for winter. The harsh winter weather found colder zones (zones 6 and below) can easily claim the lives of hybrid tea roses, floribunda and grandiflora roses, unless they are offered at least some level of winter protection.

 

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Internet Spell CheckerSpell check doesn't work for internet boxes like we use to post our tips here but I found some freeware that does. It's ieSpell. Look it up on Google, download and enjoy! (Note - it's free for personal use only.)

 

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Latex Paint on LeatherHow do you get latex paint off of leather shoes? The paint is white and the shoes are black.

 

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Vomit on a Leather CouchVomit on a Leather Couch. I am looking for advice to get the smell of vomit out of a leather couch? My 20 month old was sick on our leather couch and I have washed it with different cleaners but I can still smell it when I go to sit down.

 

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Coffee Grounds for RosesHow much and how often do I use coffee grounds for my roses?

 

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Knifty Knitter Mittens PatternI am looking for a mittens pattern for kids using the knifty knitter.

 

How do you grow mint in a pot?How do you grow mint in a pot?

 

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Make Your Own Bean Bag ChairsIs it possible to make your own bean bag chairs?

 

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Picking a PineappleI have a pineapple plant that is fully matured and the pineapple is ripe. How do I actually "pick it"?

 

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Burnt Baked Beans in a PanBaked Beans left on too long have burnt the bottom of a Stainless Steel pan with copper middle. A thin black hardish sludge remains! Help. Mum will kill me!

 

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Tennessee Parade HelpWe are organizing a parade (11/18) for kids at a local orphanage. We are in need of materials and/or labor. No theme. Parade at 10 a.m. Also would love a marching band or drum line.

 

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Burgundy DrapesI have burgundy drapes and dark rose carpet. What color should I use for the walls?

 

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Have I Waited Too Long To Harvest My Herbs?All of my herbs have gone to seed. I was wanting to bring some inside for the winter. Have I waited too long?

 

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Homemade Onion RingsHow do you make homemade onion rings?

 

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Painting Faux Finish CabinetsMy cabinets are compressed board with a faux walnut finish, how can I paint them a color?

 

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Golden Birthday GiftsMy Boyfriend will be 23 on the 23rd of this month so it is his golden birthday. I am just no quite sure what to get him. I was thinking of some funny things like gold boxer and the movie "Austin Powers Gold member". But what else can I do?

 

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Cleaning CrystalHow do you clean and polish crystal?

 

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How can I stop my nails from splitting?How can I stop my nails from splitting?

 

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Removing Nail Polish From a SofaRemoving Nail Polish From a Sofa. I believe it is cotton. I tried nail polish remover, and although it did not remove the color on the fabric butit didn't remove the nail polish either. Any suggestions you may have would be greatly appreciated!

 

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99th Birthday Party IdeasThe grand and great grandchildren are hosting a birthday party for my 99 year old grandmother in January 2007. I'm looking for a location (Inland Empire California area) with kitchen facilities (we'd like to cook ourselves).

 

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Removing Gum From Your Car's InteriorHow do I remove gum from a truck seat that is cloth?

 

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