February 23, 2007

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Fennel Mushroom Stir-FryChop fennel into large chunks, removing any branches coming out of veggie, remove hard triangle core in middle. (cut in 1/2 to get at core), set aside. Heat oil in pan for 30 seconds.

 

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Chicken Rice MixCombine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until evenly distributed. Put about 1 1/3 cups into three 1-pint containers and label as "Chicken Flavored Rice Mix".

 

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Apple-Raisin CrispIn a large bowl, combine the apples, raisins, sugar, cinnamon and 1 Tbsp. of the flour. Stir well to coat the apples with dry ingredients. Transfer mixture to a greased shallow baking dish.

 

Articles

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First Aid: Symptoms Of StrokeSometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

 

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Finger PaintsIn a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine flour and salt. Add cold water and using a whisk or hand mixer, beat mixture until smooth. Add hot water and bring mixture to a boil, stirring until glossy.

 

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Clean Out The Fridge Before Garbage DayI always clean out food from the fridge every week on the day before trash day. That way, there is no rot smell in the house or rotting food in the fridge.

 

City Over View With Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs Travel GuideWelcome to the Great Rocky Mountains and the home of Pikes Peak. Whether you visit in the summer or winter, the Pikes Peak Region has many things to offer year round and is truly one of America's wonderful playgrounds. Spectacular views and the ghost of history will meet you on every corner.

 

Two Little PiggiesTwo little piggies wandered onto my property today, it was bitter cold out and we had no idea where they came from. We called the police and they contacted the animal control.

 

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Soap Pest SprayMix two tablespoons liquid Ivory soap and one gallon water. Use a spray bottle to apply to your plant's leaves. It will help eliminate aphids, cinch bugs, spider mites, and white flies.

 

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Celebrate!Develop a sense of occasion! Life is so much nicer when broken up with little celebrations, for birthdays, anniversaries and the other holidays throughout the year.

 

Stack of diapers.

Saving Money on DiapersTips and strategies for saving money on diapers. I buy diapers when they go on sale. This week I bought a pack of Pampers.

 

Samson (Dogo Argentino)Samson is a 1 year old Dogo Argentino (Argentine Mastiff) I got him from a friend raises them to show in dog shows. He likes to chew on plastic bottles!

 

Jumpstarting Your Family's Creativity

Jumpstarting Your Family's CreativityAs parents, we are always looking for fun ways to spend time with each other. Here are some great ideas that don't cost a lot of money, but are big on the fun factor and just might teach your children something. You may not believe that you are creative, but you might be surprised at how creative you can be.

 

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Jello or Pudding in Cake MixWhen using a packaged cake mix to change the flavor and make it moist, I use a package of Jello and mix it with all the ingredients of the cake mix. Any flavor can be used.

 

Painted potato bin.

Painting a Potato BinUse acrylic paints whenever possible. They are easy to paint over if you need to make a change. This is a photo of my parents' potato bin that I decided to decorate for them as a surprise.

 

Questions

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Staining an Old Piano?I have a really old church piano that has been painted. I want to stain the piano with a dark stain and have no idea what is under the paint. Do I have to strip the paint that is there now in order to stain the piano?

 

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Type 2 Diabetes Meal Plans?I love this newsletter and thank everyone for the tips. I need help. I have just been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I have tried looking for a good site to get more info and a menu list, etc. I would really appreciate and help.

 

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Organizing Bills and Statements?How do you organize your files with your bank statements, credit card statements, tax deductible items, home insurance, medical insurance, pay stubs, etc.?

 

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Teens and Thongs?My teen thinks she is going to die if I don't let her where thongs to school. She is 13 and apparently they make fun of anyone who doesn't wear thongs in gym class. They call normal underwear "Granny's Panties"?

 

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Fixing a Hydro-Sil Heater?I purchased a Hydro-Sil heater several months ago and it stopped working. How or where do I get it fixed?

 

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Do calluses return after they are removed?Do calluses return after they are removed?

 

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Should I Put Area Rugs on Carpet?We recently moved. The carpet was put in last summer and was kept good care of. You can't even see where the furniture sat. No traffic path or anything. I want to keep it in good shape too, I know it was never shampooed. My question is.. is it OK to put a 5x7 area rug in the center of the room?

 

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Making Crinkle Skirts and Shirts?How do you crinkle skirts or shirts permanently? You can buy these skirts and shirts but I would like to try it myself.

 

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Cleaning a Vinyl Fence?Does anyone know what works to clean a vinyl fence? We have stains from seagulls and other birds that have dried and we have not been able to get it clean. I tried the magic eraser and that did not work.

 

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Getting Rid of Japanese Beetles?I was wondering if anyone found something that works for getting rid of Japanese Beetles in the fall? Lori

 

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Growing Food in Buckets?My hubby got me some 3 gallon square buckets to start a garden (fruits and veggies) and I need some advice as to what to plant and where to find the seeds for it.

 

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Cherry Chutney Recipe?I recently had Cherry Chutney served over almond crusted fish at a local restaurant. I am trying to find a recipe for the chutney. It was quite sweet and favorful. It may have been flavored with a sweet brandy but I am not sure. Anyone have a recipe to share?

 

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Cloth Diapers or Disposable Diapers?My daughter is about to have her first child and I am looking for information on the cost comparison between Cloth and Disposable Diapers.

 

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