February 19, 2007

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Hamburger Chow MeinPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Saute meat and onion in oil, mix all ingredients, except noodles. Pour into 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake 30 minutes with cover in medium oven, remove cover and bake 30 minutes more.

 

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Taco SeasoningIn a bowl combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Makes about 1/2 cup total.

 

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Magic Cookie BarsInto bottom of 9x13 inch pan, pour melted butter. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over butter and nuts, then chocolate pieces and coconut, and spread evenly over contents.

 

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Applesauce Pork ChopsSprinkle chops with salt and pepper. Quickly brown chops in fat. Line 3 qt. greased casserole dish with layer of apple and onion slices. Arrange chops on top.

 

Articles

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Cardboard Windshield Cover For Bad WeatherWhen you are ready to park your car for the night, take a few minutes to take a couple pieces of cardboard and slip them under your windshield wipers so that they are held securely and cover your windshield.

 

Trouble Does Sleep!Be patient. "Trouble" does sleep!

 

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Cynthia Rowley and Ilene Rosenzweig DishesI am looking for seven more pink and white Swell melamine dishes that I purchased from Target a few years back. They were designed by Cynthia Rowley and Ilene Rosenzweig.

 

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Black And White CookiesMelt 4 squares semi-sweet chocolate with 2 Tbsp. butter. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 beaten egg, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 package small colored marshmallows.

 

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Instant MousseFor a super quick dessert, fold a half a container of ready made chocolate frosting in to a tub of cool whip, spoon into dessert glasses and chill, add a spoon of cool whip on top.

 

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Roast Beef For Five Different MealsIf we have roast beef, I cook it with lots of veggies until it is very well done. The first night, we have veggies and gravy with the beef.

 

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Styrofoam For Storing EarringsEver get tired of trying to find a matching pair of earrings in those jewelry box drawers? Cut thin Styrofoam to fit inside the drawers.

 

Gas Tank With Cash Stuffed in it

How Often Do I Use This?It's always a good idea to inventory and evaluate. There are items which are priceless, earning their keep over and over again. Then, there are those which only weigh us down with debt. How many items do you have which are earning their keep, and how many do you own which are weighing you down?

 

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My Five Cent Pants!I would have to say this is one of my greatest finds as a bargin shopper. I like to cruise thru the clothing isles at the Toys'r' us store. If you watch they tend to have some good clerance prices on clothing.

 

"Mom I Need A Job!": How Kids And Teens Can Earn Some CashHere is a list of things that you can do to earn some cash for that something special you always wanted. There are many things you can do that are better than setting up a lemonade stand in your front yard.

 

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Medical Information Fact SheetI came up with this idea when I was taking care of my mother as she got older and was making more and more trips by ambulance to the hospital. I was getting fed up with the constant questions the ambulance crew were always throwing at my mother and she didn't always know the answers.

 

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Thrifty Night OutJust had another thrifty night out! Went to a local restaurant with a coupon a friend had and then we went off to the university for a free concert. (We did pay for parking.)

 

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Homemade GlitterPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, place salt. Add drops of any color food coloring. Mix lightly until salt is thoroughly colored. Spread salt mixture in a single layer on a baking sheet.

 

Heart shaped fabric glued onto back of couch.

"Applique" Your FurnitureI used hot glue to place the heavy cording and the pretty fabric on my couch and recliner. I also used some fabric paint.

 

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Homemade Jigsaw PuzzleMake a personalized homemade jigsaw puzzle by gluing a photograph to a piece of 1/4 inch plywood. If you have a color Ink Jet printer you can print the photo yourself. Then use a jigsaw to cut your puzzle pieces.

 

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Soap Ends for ShavingI remembered my father saving and placing the ends of soaps into a soap travel container. He had one of those barber shop shaving brushes and he would wet it and run it over the soap to use as shaving soap.

 

Questions

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Fear Factor Themed Party?I need some ideas for fear factor party for an 11 year old. Can anyone help me?

 

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Molding Around a Red Wall?I painted one wall red. Despite using the blue tape so it would not get on the other walls, it did. Is it acceptable to put molding around the red wall?

 

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720i or 720p?What HDTV puts out a better picture? 720i or 720p?

 

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Squirrels Tearing Up Outdoor Furniture?I need help on how to stop squirrels from tearing up and taking out the insides of brand new cushions on outdoor furniture.

 

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Printing From The Web?When I print something from a web site it misses the writing at the edge. What do I have to do to alter that on my computer when I want to print something out?

 

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Baby Shower Locations?Can someone help me find a place to have a baby shower?

 

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