February 15, 2007

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Buttermilk Biscuit Mix (Bisquick)In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; cut in the shortening until crumbly. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.

 

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Cranberry-Orange JellyIn a large Dutch oven, combine sugar and juices; stir until well blended. Stirring constantly over high heat, bring mixture to a rolling boil. Stir in liquid pectin.

 

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Lemon Souffle Cookie BarsBeat 2 eggs slightly, add 2 Tbsp. each of flour and lemon juice. Stir in 1 cup granulated sugar. Pour this mixture over hot dough; return to oven and bake 25 minutes more. Remove from oven.

 

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Make Ahead Pizza SnacksBrown ground beef and Italian sausage and onion until done. Drain. Add seasonings and mix well. Add cheese, stir until melted. Spread on rye bread and freeze on cookie sheets.

 

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Overnight CookiesEnough flour to make a soft dough, about 2 cups. Mix and mold into rolls and chill in refrigerator several hours or overnight. Slice and bake at 350 degrees F for about 10-12 minutes.

 

Articles

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Ways To Reduce Salad Dressing UseThe new salad dressings with sprayers are pretty pricey even if you have a coupon. To control the amount of salad dressing we use at home, I do not remove the foil seal when opening the new bottle.

 

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IMPORTANT: Peter Pan Peanut Butter RecallSome jars of Peter Pan Peanut Butter have been recalled due to salmonella poisoning.

 

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Dryer Sheet For Your HairThis is how you or the kids get static electricity out of your hair in a pinch or spur of the moment. Take a half of sheet of clothes dryer fabric softener and rub it through the hair.

 

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Coping with Fibromyalgia: One Woman's StoryHello everybody, my name is Debra Frick and I have fibromyalgia. Now, I must make it clear that I am no expert on fibromyalgia; except for the fact that I live daily with the pain and I know many people who suffer as I do. This is my story, plain and simple.

 

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Foil To Prevent Pet AccidentsWe had a problem with one of our cats pooping around the litter box, but not in it. In fact, she really liked the bathroom rug. Our vet recommended we lay down foil in the places she was pooping, because they don't like the feel of foil on their paws.

 

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Container Gardening TomatoesIdeas for growing tomatoes in container gardens from the ThriftyFun community.

 

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Helping Wildlife in the WinterWhen winter weather arrives, gardeners can keep warm by staying indoors. The wildlife in our garden doesn't have it so easy. They either find a way to cope with the cold or they die. Here are three strategies animals use for coping with the cold and what you can do to help them through the winter.

 

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Weekend At A State ParkOne getaway I would highly recommend is a weekend visit to a state park! I live in Indiana, and you can reserve a cabin for $25 to $35 per night. The cabins are furnished, have electricity, private bathroom and shower, and kitchen.

 

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Removing Stains From Washable ClothesAlcoholic Drinks: rinse with cold water immediately, if isn't removed with cold water and glycerine scrub gently and rinse with vinegar. Blood: presoak in cold water for 30 minutes. if isn't removed, add ammonia water and scrub gently.

 

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Scooter Bentley (Bichon/Yorkie)Scooter Bentley is a 10 month Bichon Yorkie. Scooter joined our family in June, 2006 in Ohio.

 

Questions

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Latex Paint on Fabric?How do we remove latex paint from fabric? Is it even possible?

 

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Can you live on less than £5 a day?Can you live on less than £5 a day?

 

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What does the term "Supreme" mean?What does the term "Supreme" mean?

 

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Cleaning Ceramic Bathroom Tiles?What is the best cleaning solution for cleaning ceramic shower tiles so they look nice and glossy afterwards and not show water marks? Is there something that will both do this and clean the grout as well?

 

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Cleaner for Coffee Pots?Does anyone have a good cleaner for coffee pots? I used Thund'r Blast from Dollar General, but they have apparently discontinued it.

 

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Cat Throwing Up Worms?I am 12 weeks pregnant and just found my cat (I have 3 "indoor" cats) throwing up a pile of "life" roundworms. I also have a 6 year old child. What do I need to do? I will take that cat to the vet and get him and the other 2 treated.

 

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Split Lip?I have had a split lip on the inside of my mouth for about 2 1/2 months. Does anyone have any safe ideas on how to heal this?

 

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Non-Electric Laundry Machine?Almost 30 years ago I frequently used a non electric washing machine in Eureka, California in my small apartment. It held up to two white sheets, cleaned really well, was easy to use, but, I also purchased a wringer that would clamp to my sink to ring out the clothes.

 

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Storing Fabric?I am looking for ideas to store large, heavy quantities of fabric. I read some posts and saw some really cool ideas, yet my problem is a lot larger. I have approximately 35 bins of wools and denim given to me and I would love to find a better way of storing them.

 

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Recipes for Lent?Seeing that Lent is near and I don't eat meat on Friday's would you have any good ideas for fish, or non-meat meals.

 

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Office Award Ideas?I need ideas for office employee awards. Any suggestions?

 

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Painting a Chalk Wall?What do you do before painting a wall - if it's made of chalk?

 

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Storing Cut Avocados?Does anyone have any tips for storing avocados after they have been cut into? Should they be refrigerated? Is it best to leave the pit in, or take it out?

 

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Junior's Chili Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for chili like the kind Junior's puts on its burgers and fries.

 

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Silver Cleaner?I saw someone on tv once that was using a combination of washing soda, salt and alluminum to clean sterling silver cutlery in seconds. I tried it but it didn't work! Have I got the ratio wrong?

 

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Nougat Recipe?How do you make Nougat like you find in candy bars?

 

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Aloe Vera Oil?How do I make homemade aloe vera oil from that plant?

 

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