January 24, 2007

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Gingersnap Pie CrustCombine crumbs, sugar, butter or margarine and mix thoroughly. Press into bottom and sides of 9 inch pie pan. Place in refrigerator until firm. Chiffon-type pies are delicious in this crust.

 

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Super Oatmeal Cookies Combine the sugars, applesauce, egg, margarine, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, quick oats, raisins, and chopped walnuts.

 

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Chicken and Dumplings CasseroleSift together the dry ingredients. Cut in the shortening. Blend in 3/4 cup of the milk. Roll out on a floured board or pastry cloth into 12x18 inch rectangle. Cut into 6 squares.combine the mushrooms, chicken, onion, 1 cup of the peas and 1/2 of the soup.

 

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Basil-Feta Pasta SaladCook pasta according to package directions. While this is cooking, make pesto by placing basil, pine nuts, parmesan, garlic and olive oil in a food processor and mixing thoroughly

 

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Turkey Rice SoupI freeze leftover chopped turkey at Thanksgiving and make this soup a couple of months later. Chicken would be just as good. My kids love this simple soup.

 

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Maraschino Cherry CakeCream butter or margarine and sugar together until like whipped cream. Chop cherries and nuts and sprinkle half of the sifted flour, baking powder and salt over them.

 

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Sunday Night Ham SandwichesCombine ingredients and spread on bread. This makes a good sandwich filling that everyone seems to enjoy. Bologna can be used as a substitute for regular ham.

 

Articles

Jar decorated as a snowman.

Jar SnowmanHere's a cute, easy to make Snowman you make from a jar, some flannel, and raffia.

 

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Bee-safe Soda CoverWe have had a lot of problems with bees, small and large, before the cold weather hit. We love to sit outside and when having a cold soft drink, those pesky things come around.

 

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Use De-icer on Your Boot CleanerIf you use a brush-type boot/shoe cleaner for snow removal, sprinkle it with your snow and ice melter as you do your walks, etc. The snow won't build up to the point that it can't be used to clean the bottom of your boots.

 

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Repair Sneakers With Silicone SealantJust when you're letting out a big sigh because the kids have ripped the sole and fabric apart in another pair of sneakers, consider this: repair the sneaker by gluing it with silicone, the kind you use in bathroom repairs.

 

Max and young boy

Max (Lab, Rock and Chow Mix)Max (Lab, Rock and Chow Mix). Max is 4 years old and is a Lab, Rock and Chow mix. He was my daughter's pet for 3 years. She moved and couldn't take him with her so I guess I adopted him.

 

Puzzle ornament closeup.

Jigsaw Puzzle Ornaments 2006These two photos show ornaments that are much different than the green and red ones I made in 1992. After writing the directions for these, I decided to make some more. I assembled a 550 piece puzzle and sprayed it gold.

 

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Easy Stove HumidifierDuring this cold winter weather, the air in our homes gets terribly dry and some people don't like the added work of keeping a humidifier machine clean. An easier way to keep moister in the home is to keep a pot of water on a low burner on the kitchen stove.

 

Uses for Tissue Boxes

Uses for Tissue BoxesHere are some creative ways to reuse tissue boxes. Post your own ideas below.

 

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Cell Phones for Noting IdeasHave you ever had a thought or idea, and had it just "go" right out of your mind when the phone rang or there was some kind of interruption? My daughter says "Mom, I swear I am going to buy you some ginko!"

 

Valentine banner.

Valentine BannerInstead of the traditional Valentine cards for mom, dad, a grandparent or friend, make special banners to send your message.

 

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Use Vaseline To Avoid Dry LegsIn the winter, I take extra hot showers and end up with dry very itchy legs. I no longer have that problem because, right before I get in the shower, I slather my legs with Vaseline. It repels the hot water from going directly on my legs.

 

Questions

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Microwave Safe Mugs?How do you tell if a coffee mug (or any other dish, for that matter) is safe to use in the microwave? I buy a lot of mugs at thrift shops and yard sales, so some of them are probably old enough that they might not be safe.

 

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Starting Watermelons in a Greenhouse?How long should watermelons be planted in the greenhouse before transplanting to the field?

 

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Valentine's Day Crafts?I need craft ideas for Valentine's Day.

 

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Bleach Stain on a Bathroom Basin?How can I remove a bleach stain from my bathroom basin. I used a bleach gel to clean the basin and it left a yellow stain where I applied it.

 

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Imperial #30877020 (Stonewall Collection)?I need discontinued wallpaper by Imperial #30877020 (Stonewall Collection).

 

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Clothing Advice for a Formal Business Event?I've been invited to a Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Awards night and the dress is stated as formal. The thing is, I have no idea what to wear!

 

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Imperial Wallpaper VS5252?I am looking for 1 roll of discontinued wallpaper Imperial VS5252.

 

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Dodge Stratus Reviews?How do you rate a Dodge Stratus? How hard is it to repair?

 

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