January 3, 2007

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Strawberry Shortcake Hot Milk DrinkRecipe for Strawberry Shortcake Hot Milk Drink. In a small saucepan, combine milk, syrups and sauce over medium-low heat, stirring well to incorporate the strawberry sauce. Be careful not to let it boil.

 

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Blueberry-Cinnamon TreatsRecipe for Blueberry-Cinnamon Treats.Combine sugar, cinnamon and water in saucepan; bring to a boil; pour into 8 inch round pan and set aside to cool. In a mixing bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.

 

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Frosted Raspberry SaladDissolve gelatin in hot water. Add lemon juice, applesauce, frozen raspberries (juice and all) and raspberry flavoring. Stir until raspberries are thawed and ingredients well combined.

 

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Sugared WalnutsRecipe for Sugared Walnuts. Add walnuts and vanilla; stir until creamy and thick. Turn onto waxed paper to harden, then break into individual pieces.

 

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Thrifty Chocolate CakeRecipe for Thrifty Chocolate Cake. Combine in top part of a double boiler: chocolate, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk to white the egg yolks have been added and beaten up. Cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and thick. Add flavoring and put aside to cool.

 

Articles

A recycled light bulb covered in popcorn.

Electric Popcorn CraftGlue unpopped popcorn onto a recycled lightbulb for an interesting conversation piece! Sit it in a candle holder or hang it for display. I call mine "electric popcorn"!

 

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Tracing Sewing PatternsYou can spend a lot of money on sewing patterns, especially if you are an avid seamstress. Save yourself a little money by saving your original multi-sized patterns uncut.

 

Donations

Getting The Correct Tax Deduction On DonationsGetting The Correct Tax Deduction On Donations. I am cleaning out my closet before the end of December and taking it to the local helping hands store. When you deduct charitable donations of clothing at tax time, do you just guess at what they are worth?

 

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Tips for Using Sewing PatternsTips and ideas for using sewing patterns. Post your ideas.

 

Window decoration made with paper to resemble stained glass.

"Stained Glass" LettersDeli lids and scraps of tissue paper can make beautiful "stained glass" window decorations for your kid's room.

 

Blue and white, as well as yellow and green parakeets.

Acclimatized ParakeetsI was privileged to photograph these little parakeets last week. It was 28 degrees! The owner has acclimatized them and keeps them outdoors year 'round.

 

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Propane StorageUse this tip for your safety and that of your loved ones. Do not store propane tanks in your garage. They may explode when it gets very hot.

 

Daisy Star Loor (Beagle)Daisy Star Loor (Beagle). Daisy Star Loor is a one year old pure breed Beagle. I got Daisy as a surprise from my aunt on November 1, 2006.

 

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Storing Wood FurnitureStoring Wood Furniture. When you are storing nice wood furniture, make sure you store it in a dry, well ventilated room.

 

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Keep Paint Drips Off Light FixturesTo prevent drips on ceiling light fixtures, cover them with a plastic bag. Turn off the lights first so you don't melt the bags! Secure the bag where the fixture meets the ceiling with masking tape.

 

Finger drum made from a roll of tape with decorative designs on the "drumskin".

Tape Roll Finger DrumThis one stems from the fact that I now have to use masking tape across the top of my daughter's nappy for it to stay on! It's a home made percussion instrument. A finger drum.

 

Questions

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Balancing Work and Family?Balancing Work and Family. I have a two year old beautiful daughter and another child on the way. I love my job, but it breaks my heart when my little girl cries for me to stay home with her so we can be together all day.

 

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How long does it take to defrost a turkey?How long does it take to defrost a 20 lb turkey?

 

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Removing Air From an Air Mattress?Removing Air From an Air Mattress. How do you remove excess air from an air mattress that you're trying to fold and put back in the box?

 

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How can I increase my weight?How can I increase my weight?

 

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Cleaning Levelor Blinds?Cleaning Levelor Blinds. What is the best way to clean Levelor blinds? My small blinds get VERY dusty and the ones in the kitchen are dirty from cooking. I have 38 windows, so need an easy way to get these blinds sparkling clean.

 

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Storing Cooked Turkey?Storing Cooked Turkey. How long will cooked turkey last in fridge?

 

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Sanding Tips?Sanding Tips. We have a lot of sanding to do in our basement, any hints on getting it done faster and not having such a mess!

 

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Finding Cat Pee Stains?Finding Cat Pee Stains. There is the terrible odor in my house and garage. I have caught the cat peeing in the past.

 

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Recipes Using Shrimp Bisque?Recipes Using Shrimp Bisque. I have a few cans of shrimp bisque. Other than using them as the directions suggest would anyone out there have any other recipe suggestions?

 

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Carino's Olive Oil Recipe?Does anyone know what seasonings are in the olive oil that is served with the bread at Carinos? How do you make it at home?

 

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