December 5, 2006

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Recipes

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Cream Cheese Bacon CrescentsSeparate each dough triangle with one generous tsp. cream cheese mixture. Roll up starting at shortest side of triangle and rolling to opposite point...

 

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Brilliant Candy CookiesI love having these in the fridge just waiting for Christmas company.

 

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Mennonite WineRecipe for Mennonite Wine. Mix all in gallon container then fill with water. Enjoy!

 

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Crunch Fish CoatingRecipe for Crunch Fish Coating. Mix cornmeal, flour, onion powder, garlic pepper, seasoning salt and salt in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, prepare eggs and milk. Beat together well.

 

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Walnut Date Bread (Bread Machine)Put ingredients in to bread machine according to manufacturer's directions. I set mine to the dough cycle, then let it rise in a warmed oven for 30 minutes then bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 35-45 minutes.

 

Articles

Prince Ming (Flame Point Siamese)

Prince Ming (Flame Point Siamese)Prince Ming is 3 years old and a Flame Point Siamese cat. I got him in October 2004 at the Animal Shelter.

 

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Grow Your Own MintIf you don't like to pay the high price of it at the store, save $200 for just 2 or 3 hours work. I was able to collect 3 lbs of mint and it lasts me 6 months.

 

Wreath hanging on house.

Christmas Wreath from a Hula HoopHere is a photo of a large wreath I made for our back porch. I used a big hula hoop then attached branches from our old artificial Christmas tree. I went around one direction using the branches from the bottom 2 sections of the tree and alternated them.

 

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Homemade DecongestantHomemade Decongestant. It's cold and flu season, and I am prone to bronchitis. But I have found an inexpensive herbal mixture that loosens up all that gunk in my lungs before it starts to be really troublesome.

 

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Substitution for Baking PowderSubstitution For Baking Powder. If you run out of baking powder when you need some, use 2 level teaspoons cream of tartar to one teaspoon baking soda.

 

Print and block of an iceskater.

Making Linoleum Block PrintsLinoleum blocks can be used to print cards, make your own wrapping paper, or simply for art. Instructions are also included to make stamps with foam insulation.

 

Unique and Cheap Christmas WrappingsEvery year I cringe as I straighten the living room on Christmas morning. With every crumbled wad of wrapping paper my mind tallies the dollars and cents that those rolls cost a few weeks earlier.

 

Child holding the finished gingerbread people.

Easy "Gingerbread" People That I KnowUse brown paper grocery bags, or the piece of brown paper you often find rolled up after the gift wrap is gone to make these personal gingerbread people with faces that your child knows.

 

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10% Rule for SavingsI was taught the 10% rule and still do this to this day! No matter how much you make a week or bi-weekly, always put 10% of it in your savings account, "out of sight, out of mind".

 

Closeup.

Photo Christmas Keepsake OrnamentI had photo made on transparency film at Kinko's. Then I cut it out in a 3 inch circle. Rolled it up and inserted into the top of clear glass ball. It flattens out by itself. I added some angel (or glitter) hair, poking it down with a pencil, on each side of the film.

 

Floral bucket painted with a snowman and filled with white flowers.

Snowman Floral BucketUse a galvanized bucket or in this case I used a galvanized floral bucket used to display fresh flowers and paint a simple snowman on it with acrylic paints...

 

Bag filled with and surrounded by veggies.

December Best BuysBuy foods that are in season and save money in December. The food best buys for December are...

 

Questions

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Dog Odor in a CarDog Odor in a Car. I just got a car and had the interior cleaned because of dog odor. Now the car smells just as bad or even worst. What can I do to get rid of the smell? I've tried fabreeze, air refreshners and so far nothing.

 

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Uses For Water BottlesUses For Water Bottles. I am looking for any ideas that I can make using 8oz plastic water bottles. Any Christmas ideas?

 

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Feces Smell on ShoesMy son stepped in feces at school and I cannot get the smell off the bottom of the shoe. These are brand new shoes wore only once and they are black.

 

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Banana Stains on ClothingBanana Stains on Clothing. I have terrible banana stains on my young daughters clothes. Are there general household items that i can use to remove them without harsh chemicals?

 

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Artificial Pine ScentArtificial Pine Scent. I am trying to find artificial pine/evergreen scent for my house since I use an artificial tree. There used to be a lot of different types out there to purchase, but now I can't find any.

 

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Silver Line on Black TrousersI have a pair of new black trousers and now I've ironed them, a silver line has appeared. How do you get rid of the silver line? I heard vinegar will do the trick - is that right?

 

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How do you make chocolate pudding?How do you make chocolate pudding?

 

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Wine Bottle CenterpiecesI'm getting married in April 07 and the wedding is taken place indoor. My finance and I make homemade bottles of wine. I need to come up with an idea to use our bottle wine for centerpiece. Any help of advice and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Not Losing Weight While DietingNot Losing Weight While Dieting. I am facing with some disturbing problem in weight managment. I only want to lose 5kg which I gained throughout my pregnancy. I used to be doing lots of daily exercises throughout my whole life (gym, jogging, walking) and was always very fit

 

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Slimy WashclothsDoes anyone have advice for getting rid of that soapy, slimy build-up on a toweling face/wash cloth. I've tried boiling them in diluted ammonia, but it seems to make it worse.

 

Paint Stains on a FutonMy new cushions were placed on a futon frame where the paint stuck to them. How can I remove the stripes of paint?

 

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