February 28, 2007

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Cracked Pepper Salad DressingIn a small bowl, whisk all ingredients until blended. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. May be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

 

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Savory Santa Fe CheesecakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cream cheese and cheddar cheese in large bowl of electric mixer; beat at medium speed until fluffy. Blend in 1 cup of the sour cream and taco seasoning.

 

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Coconut Macaroon PieMix all ingredients using 1 cup of the coconut. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Sprinkle 1/2 cup coconut on top. Bake at 325 degrees F for 60 minutes or until lightly browned.

 

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Corn Bread Skillet DishBrown meat in skillet, stirring often to brown evenly. Removed from heat; drain. Add soup, onion and Worcestershire. Mix well and simmer about 5 minutes.

 

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Herb BreadDissolve yeast in warm water. Add the remaining ingredients, except flour. Knead in more flour, until sticky. Let rise, punch down and rise again.

 

Articles

Painted lattice craft.

Lattice FenceGlue lattice together to resemble fence as in picture, trace on your stencils or free hand it, then paint, let dry, then seal.

 

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Thrifty Tips For GolfMy husband and I went golfing and it reminded me that he has gotten great deals on golf clubs for the both of us at thrift shops! Then we go to the municipal course, so it's within our means!

 

Floor carpeted with samples.

Using Carpet Samples to Carpet Your RoomMy husband and I were living on a limited income and our living room floor really needed carpet. So we started collecting carpet squares or carpet samples from the various carpet stores in our area until we had enough to do this room.

 

Pichchini the CatPichchini is a one year old cat. Around 1 year back while on my way back home, I saw this little cute kitty meowing.

 

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Swiffer Cloths At Dollar StoreI bought a Swiffer regular floor sweeper when they first came out. It worked great and picked up even more dirt after I vacuumed. When I saw the price of the clothlike refills, I decided not to pay the high price.

 

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Soap Slivers To Mark FabricTake the small pieces of soap that are left over in the shower, dry them out and presto, you've got a great marking tool for fabrics and quilting.

 

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Chocolate Town Syrup CakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream: 1/2 cup margarine and 1 cup sugar together until fluffy. Add: 4 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift 1 1/2 cups flour and 3/4 tsp. soda together.

 

Heart Shaped Foods For Valentine's Day, A platter of heart shaped cheese slices

Heart Shaped Cheese PiecesAren't these little hearts cute? Guess you could use all kinds of shapes as long as you had the little cookie cutters. I asked the deli man to slice my cheese about 1/8" or so. I cut the shapes out out the cheese and placed it on the crackers.

 

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Use A Cleaning CaddieI found wonderful caddies at the Dollar Store. They are oval with a handle in the middle. I use them for everything. For cleaning, I put all of my supplies in the caddy; even the dust rag, paper towels and garbage bags.

 

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Teach Your Children To NOT Open The DoorLast night, my husband went to the home of a potential customer by appointment. A small boy opened the door. My husband asked if his daddy was home. The child said yes, and invited him in.

 

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Spray ChalkIn a medium bowl, combine cornstarch and water, stirring until mixture is smooth. Add drops of any food coloring and mix well. Pour mixture into small plastic spray bottle.

 

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Easy Homemade Gift IdeasHere are some great inexpensive crafts for gift ideas. These were made by children for Bible School but would be good for adult, too.

 

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Use Air Cleaners Instead Of Allergy MedicationFor allergy sufferers, I find that air cleaners really help me. I have one in the bedroom and one in the living room. Better than piling on the meds!

 

Shamrock Lapel Pin

Shamrock Lapel PinNeed a shamrock to show your Irish pride or to keep from getting pinched on St. Patrick's Day?

 

Cereal Box Tote

Cereal Box ToteRecycle your cereal boxes into something useful.

 

Questions

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Mildew Stains in the Shower?How do you get rid of mold and mildew stains in the shower?

 

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Dye Stain on Tennis Shoes?Does anyone know how to remove a bright yellow dye from tennis shoes?

 

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Homemade Bath Bombs Won't Harden?I am having troubles getting my bath bombs to harden. I have tried 3 different recipes and STILL my bath bombs crumble when I pick them up. I am using "fruit fresh" as the citric acid. I read you can use this.

 

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Capri Sun and Koolaid Jammer Crafts?I am looking for more ideas and plans on making items with Capri Sun and KoolAid Pouches. Purses, bags, and etc.

 

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How much flour is a "cup"?How much flour is a "cup"? In ounces or grams (both are what my scales measure in) would be most helpful.

 

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Waterproofing My Basement?I would like some info on basement waterproofing.

 

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Cleaning Toenails?What can I use to clean my toenails? They are dark/dull around the cuticle area. How can I make them look white and pretty again. I was once told to soak them in Clorox for about 20 minutes a day. Can anyone confirm this?

 

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Making Funnel Cakes With Pancake Mix?I am looking for a funnel cake recipe using pancake mix.

 

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Altering Men's Shirt Sleeves From Long to Short?I am altering men's shirt sleeves from long to short. They are definitely tapered.

 

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Making Easter Wreaths With Bath Puffs?Does anyone know a way to make easter wreaths using bath puffs?

 

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Juice Pouch Tote Bag?Please can someone list the instructions for the bottom of the koolaid jammers tote bag. I have been trying to make this purse. I am constantly wasting packs.

 

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Problems Hanging Shelves?I have just hammered a hole in my wall. I am trying to hang up some shelves so as to give myself some storage space. i have become comfortable with the drill, but now I have 6 holes and no shelf. What am I doing wrong?

 

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