February 2, 2007

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Sweet Potato And Carrot CasseroleBoil both veggies (about 7 minutes) until tender. Drain and add in pineapples and raisins, toss. Place into a casserole dish. In a pan, combine remainder except pecans and heat until it forms a syrup.

 

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Quick Super Bowl ChiliWith the Super Bowl on Sunday, here's a good recipe for those hungry football fans.

 

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Creamy Celery Beef StroganoffIn a 3 qt. slow cooker, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until beef is tender. Stir in sour cream. Serve with noodles.

 

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Oven Caramel CornThis homemade caramel corn is easy to make and is just as yummy as the store bought caramel corn.

 

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Baked Tuna and Cheese SandwichDrain tuna and flake into a bowl. Add the onion, pickle relish, celery, and mayonnaise. Blend together. Divide the mixture on the toasted side of the bread and place on a buttered baking sheet.

 

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Pistachio Pudding TartsIn a mixing bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, and flour; mix well. Shape into 48 balls; press onto the bottom and up the sides of ungreased miniature muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

 

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Diabetic Spice CookiesThese cookies make a great treat for someone who is on a diabetic diet.

 

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Broccoli-Cheese NuggetsCook broccoli according to package directions. Drain cooked broccoli thoroughly in a colander, pressing with the back of a wooden spoon to remove excess water.

 

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Shrimp And Crab CasseroleCook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the crab, shrimp, celery, onion, green pepper, mushrooms and pimientos. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, milk, pepper and Worcestershire sauce; stir into the seafood mixture.

 

Articles

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Coins Are Money TooRemember coins are money, too. I have seen kids run away leaving a shower of pennies behind them, which I picked up! Some people have trouble paying with change, but it's currency, too!

 

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14 Days of ValentineToday, I started what I am calling the "14 Days of Valentine". I am leaving a pink paper heart and a small chocolate heart on my husband's pillow every day.

 

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Use Cold Water For Peeling Hard Boiled EggsHard boiled eggs will peel easily if cracked and placed in cold water immediately after taking out of the hot water.

 

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Make Soups With Any LeftoversSoups are a great way to use up small amounts of meat and left over veggies. Fresh herbs that are starting to wilt can often be salvaged in these dishes.

 

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Office Chair Mats For Car MatsMy older minivan far back carpet got ragged and tattered. A replacement one would cost over $100, which I may never have to spare, being low income.

 

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Uses For Leftover Baked ChickenWhen I bake chicken, whatever chicken is left over I take and pull off the bones and make chicken salad. I can also take the chicken and put barbecue sauce with it and use it for tacos.

 

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My First Recipe: Coffee CakeThis is the first recipe that I remember making, although, if I was making a cake by myself, I must have cooked with supervision before this. I was a preteen, maybe 11 years old, and I wanted to make a cake for my mother's birthday.

 

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Reusing Sweeper BagsCheapskate here! Since sweeper bags are so expensive, I empty one, roll the top over and staple. I can use it 2-3 more times!

 

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Product Review: Sticky PawsHere is something that helps keep cats from scratching furniture. Sticky Paws is a double-sided tape that adheres to your furniture on one side and is sticky on the other.

 

Tyler (cat)Tyler is a 6 year old cat. Who knows what kind he is. I got him from a pet shelter and picked him because when he meows, nothing comes out.

 

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Reusing Fast Food CupsSave the large cups you get from fast food places, together with their to-go plastic cover and straw. You can wash them out and use them quite a few times more with your own drinks.

 

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Yarn And Thread Scraps For BirdsTo those who put their scraps of yarn and threads in a tissue box to be thrown away, please just set it outside for birds to build their nest with.

 

Questions

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Removing Dark Hair on My Legs?I have a problem with getting rid of the hair on my legs. I have really fair/transparent skin and thick black hair, and I can never seem to get rid of it.

 

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Shrimp Sauce Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for shrimp sauce. It is often served in Japanese restaurants. I think it has a mayo base with butter, garlic a little hot sauce, but don't know the portions. Also goes very well with fried rice.

 

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Recipes Using Stove Top Stuffing?I am looking for recipes using stove top stuffing.

 

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Making Baskets From Recycled Fabric?I'd like to know how to make a cloth basket using old clothes and material scraps. I have everything from basic fabrics to jeans to sweaters to use.

 

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Aloe Plant With a Yellow Stripe on Its Leaves?I have an aloe plant that is really big and has a yellow stripe on the leaves. What type of aloe plant is that?

 

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African Violets Damaged By Cold?I finally succeeded in getting one of my 2 African Violet plants to bloom several weeks ago. Before going out of town for several days, I rigged up a thermostatically controlled heater to prevent the sun-room from dropping below 60 deg or so, since I knew these plants are not cold tolerant.

 

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Uses for Small Boxes?Does any one have ideas of what to do with small boxes? I hate to throw them out.

 

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Making Toast Without a Toaster?I do not own a toaster and was wondering can you toast bread in the oven?

 

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Dog Afraid To Come In The House?We have just brought our 2 year old adopted Golden Retriever home and she is afraid to come into the house. Any suggestions?

 

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