January 23, 2007

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Recipes

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Skillet Pork ChopsBrown chops in shortening. Pour rice around the chops. Place onion and green pepper over all. Season with salt and pepper, pour tomatoes over all.

 

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Cheese Nut SpreadBeat cheese and cream until well blended. Add nuts and olives. Good spread of sandwiches or crackers!

 

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Pigs-In-A-BlanketMix to a dough. Place on floured board and knead gently. Roll out 1/4 inch thick and cut with a 3 inch cutter. Spread each piece with small amount of mustard and place a Vienna sausage on each piece of dough.

 

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Breakfast PotatoesMy roommate in college used to make us potatoes for breakfast on weekend mornings. Her potatoes were always crisp on the outside and tender inside. I've been trying to make them ever since.

 

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Tuna-Vegetable CasseroleCook pasta according to the package direction but use the lowest time so pasta is still very firm. Saute onions in a bit of oil or butter until translucent. Drain pasta and rinse with cool water to stop cooking.

 

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Delightful Cherry SaladDissolve Jello in water. Stir in marshmallows, juice and flavoring. Cool until slightly congealed. Soften cream cheese to room temperature. Whip cream or whipped topping.combine cheese and whipped cream or topping mix.

 

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Lemon-Coconut CakeCream the sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and flavorings and beat well. Sift the dry ingredients together and add alternately to the creamed mixture with the buttermilk.

 

Articles

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Drink From A Straw For Healthier TeethThis is a tip on how to save a few visits to the dentist. It is very simple; when drinking a pop or fruit juice, always use a straw, whether it is a can or bottle. When using a straw, the majority of the pop is sucked up to the roof of your mouth and down the back of your throat.

 

Ribbon and bead bookmarks.

Ribbon BookmarksI have made hundreds of these and they are quick and easy! Make them with thin ribbon and beads.

 

My Frugal Life - I'm Protective of My MoneyMy first line of defense to frugal living is to stay out of stores! If I go into a store, it is inevitable that I will buy unnecessary things that are a bargain or "cute".

 

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Picture Toybox BookIn trying to make my grandson's time with his friends more enjoyable when they visit, I noticed they were a bit unfamiliar with some of the standard toys he has accumulated. He was frustrated trying to explain to each one how to play with his toys. I also noticed that he had a lot of the original boxes, although damaged, that they came in. I decided to buy three extra large binder rings.

 

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Suave As Hand SoapLiquid antibacterial soap is so expensive and maybe not good for your health. I buy Suave scented shampoo when it is on sale at a rock bottom price. Fill your liquid soap dispenser 1/3 full of the low cost Suave and then fill the rest with nice warm water.

 

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Homemade Soft CheeseYou can make a really inexpensive cheese at home. I sometimes use this as cream cheese and sometimes as cottage cheese. Start with 1 gallon of milk. If it is raw milk from a safe source, you don't have to add a culture.

 

Emma (Golden Retriever)

Emma (Golden Retriever) and Houdini (Chicken)Emma (Golden Retriever) and Houdini (Chicken). Emma is our 6 year old Golden Retriever, a lover of all except our cranky cat, Peterbilt.

 

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Easy Removal Of Scuff Marks Or StickersYou know those black heel marks on the tile or linoleum? Or those stickers that won't come off with soap and water? Just spray a little WD-40 or some other kind of oil on them and they will wipe right off.

 

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Product Review - Oops Multi-Purpose RemoverWe discovered a product called "Oops Multi-Purpose Remover" in the hardware department of our local WalMart store, which has successfully removed most stains we have come across, even bubble-gum on clothing.

 

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Basket For SocksI bought one of those mini square plastic baskets that look like a small laundry basket and placed it on the closet shelves above our hanging clothes. I use it for socks instead of a drawer, it frees up drawer space.

 

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Easy Photo Cake TipWhen you are decorating a special cake and would like to put a picture on it, just laminate the picture and frost around it! This will make any cake extra special.

 

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Strategies for Saving Money on HeatLast year I did an experiment. Would heating with an electric room heater in each room be more expensive than heating with my gas furnace? I found out the electric heaters are much more expensive than turning up my thermostat on my gas heater.

 

Questions

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Knoxville Restaurant Chicken RecipeTwenty five years ago, a man I worked with shared some chicken with me his wife had cooked. When I asked for the recipe he told me it was a family recipe that was sold to a restaurant in Knoxville with the condition that they would never share it ...

 

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Westchester Number SF 76005I am looking for a discontinued wallpaper pattern. It is Westchester, a division of Horizon. Stock number SF 76005 Beige background with white and pink/cranberry flowers. I am in need of two double rolls. Do you think you could locate this for me?

 

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Cut Butter In FlourIs there a pastry blender (for mixing flour and butter when the recipe says to "cut in the butter with the flour") that anyone would like to recommend?

 

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Soot Stain SuedeA kerosene heater got out of control and left black soot on my suede couch.

 

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Hickory Smoke Salt RecipeI'm looking for any recipes on how to make hickory smoke salt. Stores don't carry it anymore.

 

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Ice Maker Making Large Chunks of IceI have a side by side fridge, with a built-in ice maker. One has to open the freezer to get the ice. Anyway, I get frozen hunks of ice along with the ice cubes that drops into the ice bin.

 

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Cruise Ship Theme DecorationsI am on our school's auction decorating committee. The theme is "An Evening on the High Seas." We're sort of gearing it toward being an elegant Titanic-like cruise ship theme. It's going to be a formal evening with black, white and silver being the colors.

 

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Dog Won't Eat on Its OwnWe have a parvo puppy that has been in the vets for 8 days. She is up and barking and wagging her tail, also keeping food down, BUT, she is having to be force fed as she won't eat on her own. How can we get her to eat?

 

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ATI 3D RAGE LT PRO Vs. Radeon 7000How good is the ATI 3D RAGE LT PRO compared to Radeon 7000?

 

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