January 22, 2007

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Recipes

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Easy YakisobaThis was my re-creation of a lunch plate I had recently at a local deli. It would also be delicious without the noodles and served over rice.

 

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One-Egg CakeCream shortening and sugar. Add unbeaten egg and vanilla and beat thoroughly. Sift flour and measure 1 1/2 cup Sift together with the baking powder and salt.

 

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Seafood Company CasseroleDe-vein shrimp, if needed. Pour hot water over all seafood and drain. (Empty the contents of the cans into a sieve and pour hot water over all.) This cleans off any oil from the fish.combine all ingredients.

 

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Baked SandwichesFill buns with this mixture. It should be enough for about 8 sandwiches. Wrap each in foil and heat for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.

 

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Church Supper SaladDissolve the gelatin in the boiling water. Add the cold water. Chill until it just begins to congeal, then add the bananas, marshmallows, and cherries. Pour into a 9x13 inch pan and chill until firm.

 

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Pinenut-Artichoke DipI made this during the holidays and it was a big hit! It is extremely rich. Serve with bread or crackers, or scoop it into a bread bowl for a festive touch.

 

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Organic SconesPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, use a fork to mix the dry ingredients. Cut butter into the mixture until it forms coarse crumbles (do not stir). In a cup, mix egg and milk. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture, just until blended.

 

Articles

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Poll: How do your heating expenses compare to last year?Today's poll asks: How do your heating expenses compare to last year?

 

Growing: Verbascum

Growing: Verbascum (Herbs)Mulleins can grow to height of 3 to 6 feet and are somewhat deer resistant. Widely distributed throughout the United States, wild species of Common Mullein are considered an ecological threat and a highly invasive species.

 

Oreo cookie package purse.

Cookie Pack HandbagsUse cookie packs to make handbags, this is great for kids to use, for storing your shopping receipts, etc. I have used the 2 packs back to back and belting material.

 

Growing: Sweet CicelyOne of the first plants to arrive with spring growth, and the last to leave in the fall, Sweet Cicely is a wonderful addition to any flower garden.

 

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Saving Money on LightingCFLs are the screw-in fluorescent lights. They can screw into a regular lightbulb base, and they work just like a fluorescent light.

 

Growing: Sweet Flag

Growing: Sweet FlagSweet Flag is an unusual herb in that its natural habitat is in shallow water. Its sword-shaped leaves are similar to that of an Iris, except that when crushed, they release a distinctively pleasant scent, its tiny, greenish-yellow flowers are inconspicuous, appearing on tall, cylindrical spikes.

 

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Lestoil For StainsAfter trying a few of the suggested solutions and still having a visible stain, I remembered that my mom used to use Lestoil heavy-duty cleaner to remove tough stains from clothes when I was a kid.

 

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Postcards as Trip SouvenirsHere's a great tip for road trips or any vacations; the kids love it and it is a space saver! Wherever your vacation is, always get a postcard and write your highlights on it and date it.

 

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Uncovering Wicks In Pillar CandlesI love to use pillar candles for both decorating and to create a romantic mood at the dinner table. I have always hated having to throw away a tall candle that I could no longer reach the wick to light.

 

Growing: Tarragon

Growing: TarragonIn ancient times, Tarragon was widely used to ward off dragons (dranuculus). Given the lack of dragons we see today, it's safe to assume it was highly effective. French Tarragon is a thick, bushy plant with long, narrow dark green leaves that have a distinctive licorice flavor.

 

savory plant

Growing Summer SavorySummer savory is native to the Mediterranean. In Ancient Rome, it was thought to be a powerful aphrodisiac. In the 1500s, Shakespeare wrote about it in A Winter's Tale.

 

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Fast Heating Fuel SavingsA winter storm is quickly approaching and you listen to the roar of the furnace as it works to heat your home. With every cold snap you count pennies burning away in your home's heating system.

 

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AARP Tax Question LineTax time is coming. Did you know that if you need help, you can call 1-800-829-1040 for free. This is from AARP.

 

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My First Recipe - Potato Chips With CheeseWow! 45 years of cooking! I do remember the first recipe I learned in 7th grade Home Ec. was potato chips with cheese melted in the oven. Not a microwave, a regular oven. My mother and grandmother taught me several family favorites before that, though.

 

Close up of Veronica flowers

Growing: VeronicaVeronica comes in many sizes - from varieties with creeping habits to 2-foot plants suitable for beds and borders. Attractive compact flowers in shades of blue and red grow on upright spikes surrounded by deep green foliage.

 

Bermudagrass

Bermudagrass - Weed InformationBermudagrass (wire grass) is a perennial grassy weed that spreads rapidly by way of creeping underground rhizomes. For years, it has been widely grown as a heavy-duty turf grass or forage grass in moist tropical regions worldwide.

 

Growing: Yarrow (Herbs)

Growing: Yarrow (Herbs)A common roadside plant found throughout North America, Yarrow is valued for its medicinal properties and for its use in cosmetics. Its colorful flat flower heads are 2 to 6 inches across and come in a variety of colors perfect for dried and cut flower arrangements.

 

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Apple Cider Vinegar For Room OdorsThe host said that a bowl of apple cider vinegar was placed in each room and left there for several days. The odor went away, and they were able to rent out the apartment with no problem.

 

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Herbie (Pharoah Hound/Terrier Mix)Herbie (Pharoah Hound/Terrier Mix). Herbie is a little over a year old and is a mix- Pharoah hound - terrier? He's a designer dog - one of a kind.

 

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Homemade Musical Stands And ContainersHomemade Musical Stands And Containers. You can use household objects for other purposes. I keep one set of my recorders in a padded ex-chocolate box, put the keyboard on a folding wooden tray table, and use a wooden folding plant stand/stool as a harp stool.

 

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Spaghetti ShortcutsTonight was spaghetti night. I sauteed some ground meat, onions and garlic in a little olive oil. I poured this into a bowl, poured in my favorite brand of sauce and set it aside. I poured out most of the oil, and put the pasta water right into the pot without any extra cleaning.

 

Questions

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Can you freeze fresh tomatoes without blanching?Can you freeze fresh tomatoes without blanching?

 

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Dry Cleaners Turned My White Dress Grey?I had a bright white, dry clean only, dress dry cleaned. It is now off-white. The dry cleaners would not claim any responsibility or help with the dress.

 

Panasonic KX-TG5480S Cordless Phone Reviews? I am looking for a reviews of the Panasonic KX-TG5480S-R.

 

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Cracker Barrel "Apple Streusel Pie" Recipe?Does anyone have the recipe for the Cracker Barrel "Apple Streusel Pie" that they serve in the fall of the year, or a good recipe for it?

 

GE 25865GE3 Cordless Phone Reviews?I am looking for product reviews of the GE 25865GE3 2-line 5.8ghz digital expandable cordless phone system with answering and caller id/call waiting...

 

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Preserving Children's Artwork?What do I do with all of my children's school artwork? I don't want to just throw them out in the trash! I do hang them for a while on the kitchen cupboards, or fridge, etc.

 

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How is paint made?I have an essay to write in school about how paint made. Can anyone help?

 

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Snowman Themed Party?I am looking for Snowman Crafts and Recipes. I am having a Winter Party featuring snowman decorations. I need any ideas that I can use for decorations and food.

 

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Wedding Recipe Ideas?Our daughter's getting married on 7/7/07, with an outdoor reception. She wants an elegant (yet simple) dinner, possibly buffet style, and I need to find recipes that will work for entrees, preferably chicken or pork.

 

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Decorating My Office?I am interested in finding neat ideas for office decorations - pictures, etc. I want to maintain a very professional office, but don't have a lot of funds to decorate. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

 

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Cocker Spaniel With Elephant Skin?I have a lovely cocker, she has suffered from skin problems since she was a pup. The vets are constantly putting her on antibiotics (ceporex) which has no effect.

 

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Preventing Staining on a Bib?Is there anything I can put on a cross stitched bib to prevent some of the staining?

 

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Pet Strollers?When should I use my pet stroller for my pug who goes everywhere with me?

 

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Pet Stains on a Wool Rug?How do you clean pet stains from a wool rug?

 

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Selling a Mercury Mystique?Does anyone have any idea what a good asking price would be for a 2000 mercury mystique with 94,000 miles on it. It needs a new transmission and possibly a new fuel line.

 

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