January 16, 2007

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Junk PieAfter raising my four children, I am now "down" to one (and one who keeps coming back!) My daughter and I don't eat meat, so it's always a challenge to come up with good, fast, healthy, and yummy meals. I made this concoction last night, and it's a hit! I call it Junk Pie

 

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Meatloaf in Muffin TinsInstead of putting your meatloaf in a loaf pan put it in a muffin tin. It only takes 20 minutes to cook that way and is much less greasy.

 

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Bourbon BallsRoll into balls, nuts are optional. Heat 1 package chocolate in double boiler; dip balls in chocolate. Use fork, toothpick or fingers. Put on waxed paper until chocolate hardens. Keep in refrigerator.

 

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Pink-and-Green SaladRecipe for Pink-and-Green Salad. Dissolve the gelatin in the hot water and add the applesauce. Pour into a mold and chill until set. Cut into servings and place on lettuce, topped with the following dressing.

 

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Peaches AlaskaRecipe for Peaches Alaska. Place peaches in a shallow pan and fill the center of each with cranberry sauce. Beat egg whites until frothy, gradually add sugar and continue to beat until stiff but not dry.

 

Articles

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Use City Recycling Programs For PaintCall your City Hall to see if they recycle paint. Some cities are giving away(for FREE) 50-55 gallon drums of recycled paint to people that use it to paint their homes.

 

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Multiple Cleaning Uses For Pot ScrubbersI have one of those weird shaped pot scrubbers that you get free at fairs, expos, and those things. It's got a slanted edge and curves to a point, then the next curve is a bit wider.

 

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Repairing Ripped Shower CurtainsIdeas For Fixing A Ripped Shower Curtain. Post your own!

 

Decoupaged jug.

Decoupage JugTear paper bags into pieces. Use Royal Coat Glue starting just inside top of bottle. Go around bottle, leaving handle alone - you can hold onto it this way.

 

Cesar (St. Bernard)

Cesar (St. Bernard)Cesar (St. Bernard). His name was Cesar. He lived to be 1 and a half years old and was a St. Bernard. I got him in the spring of 2004.

 

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Repairing a Burn Hole in CarpetMy son burned a hole in our carpet. I took my vacuum and an old panty hose over the wand with a rubber band and then proceeded to vacuum the carpet.

 

Bookcase quilt.

Bookcase QuiltWhat Not to Do on Your Bookcase Quilt. This is more of a "don't do this" craft tip. I used some transfer sheets from a local source to print out the pictures and frames for this bookcase quilt. These are NOT washable!

 

tea towel angel

Quick Tea Towel AngelsI needed some inexpensive, but thoughtful gifts for a number of people who have been helping me with my small business this year. I was able to pick up packs of Christmas towels and matching hot pads for $5. Each pack makes two angels and you have an oven mitt left over.

 

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Blood Spots From SewingI use hydrogen peroxide (3%) on a cotton ball to remove blood spots when quilting or sewing, from the needle sticks. Removes with no trace of stain. I use it on other spots on clothes.

 

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Use Dry Milk For Drinking And BathingUse Dry Milk For Drinking And Bathing. There are many times I have made a trip to the grocery store to pick up milk, which today ends up costing even more due to higher gasoline prices, so I now purchase the store brand of dry milk to have on hand. Since doing this, it has saved me making a trip to the grocery to get milk.

 

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Make Canned Soup More HeartyMake Canned Soup More Hearty. Canned soups often have more broth than they need and are less "hearty" than what I like to serve (and eat). The easy way to "fatten" them up, and a great way to clean out the refrigerator, is to add any leftover vegetables to the pot.

 

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Use Ground Coffee To Remove OdorsHere's a solution that works for getting rid of odor problems on anything and anywhere; such as on clothing, furniture, refrigerators, freezers, rooms, semi-trailers with stinky cargo (see below); anything and everything!

 

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Poll: Do you like to crochet?Today's poll asks: Do you like to crochet?

 

Questions

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Downloading Instrumental Music?Downloading Instrumental Music. I need to find instrumental music that I can download for my Sunday School class. I thought maybe karaoke music might do. Are there any sites that do this?

 

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Free Stuff for Babies?Free Stuff for Babies. I am about to be a new mom and i need to know if it is any where I can get free things for my baby?

 

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Summer Activities for Teachers?Summer Activities for Teachers. I am a school teacher, so during the summer and Christmas vacation I have a lot of spare time. When I have spare time, I tend to like to go shopping.

 

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Does anyone still use the old mop and bucket?Does anyone still use the old mop and bucket to mop your floors? I got tired of dragging the bucket of water around while mopping and I bought me a Swiffer Wet Mop. Works great but the pads are very expensive.

 

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Ink on Wool?Ink on Wool. Just got ink on and ruined husband's new wool suit. Is there anything that can be done?

 

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