March 13, 2007

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Recipes

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Easy Beer BreadPreheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch baking pan.

 

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Rigatoni With Tomato Cream SauceIn a large frying pan, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up the meat with a fork, until it is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove the sausage from the pan.

 

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken DinnerPlace chicken in bottom of cooker. Add potatoes and carrots. Add soup to water, pour over top. Cook on low about 6 hours or on high for about 1 1/2 hours or until potatoes are tender.

 

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Cheerios Breakfast CookieCombine eggs, honey and butter and stir well. Add raisins, walnuts and apricots. Stir to combine. In separate bowl, combine flour, oats, 1/8 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

 

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Bountiful Brunch PizzaPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. For crust, combine potatoes and egg in large bowl. Spread over greased 14 inch pizza pan, pressing firmly with back of spoon.

 

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Hot Chicken SticksPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. In medium bowl, combine chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce. Thread each chicken tender onto skewer, leaving 1 inch at each end.

 

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Minty Fruit KabobsThese delicious fruit kabobs are a great healthy snack.

 

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Sour Cream Apple PancakesIn large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In medium bowl, combine apples, sour cream, egg and vanilla; mix well.

 

Articles

Mason's Thank-You Note

Mason's Thank-YouOur grandson Mason just had a birthday and we sent him a card with money inside and this is what we got back from him. Needless to say, we loved it and thought it was a cute idea to send as a Thank-you Card.

 

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Snack Cup Of PotatoesI wanted to do something similar to the twice baked potatoes. I found some seasonal paper drinking cups ($0.25 on clearance) for containers. These cups are the stiff paper ones, not waxy. They are from a party supply store.

 

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Easy Tip CalculationsHere's a trick for computing a 15% tip in your head. Start by calculating 10% of the bill and then add half. For example, if the bill is $24 dollars, a 15% tip would be $2.40 (10%) plus $1.20 (half of 15%), for a total of $3.60.

 

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Use Car Alarm For Home SafetyPut your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

 

Maiya (Calico Cat)Maiya a two and half year old calico tabby stripe. I got her two years ago from an ad for "free kittens", as a companion pet for my other kitten.

 

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Cleaning Contact LensesBefore cleaning your contact lenses, close the drain in your bathroom sink or cover it with a washcloth. This will keep the lenses from going down the drain if you drop them.

 

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Decorated Baby Jars For StorageI have found a use for all of my empty glass baby food jars! I bought some glass paints at my local hobby store and decorated the jars with a nice pattern.

 

A Garden Window

A Garden WindowWhen putting in new windows, think about a "garden window" in the kitchen! We are enjoying springtime in the winter with our new garden window and have enjoyed growing fresh parsley, mint and other seasonings.

 

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Bath Bib for Bathing BabiesKeep yourself dry while giving your baby a bath by creating a large bib from a towel. Just fasten one end of the towel around your neck using a large safety pin and let the rest drape in front of you.

 

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Oatmeal Wash BagWhy pay for expensive creams and washes to exfoliate your skin when you can make your own wash bag to help remove the dry skin?

 

Questions

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Dog Poop in Planting AreasI read an article you posted about dog poop and gardens. I know dog poop is not good to use, but what if your dog has pooped all winter where you want to plant.

 

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Wine Glass Holder PatternI am looking for a simple pattern to make a "neck" wine glass holder to hold a standard wine glass at wine tasting functions.

 

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Crafts for Ages 5 to 8Does anyone have any thrifty craft ideas for kids ages 5-8?

 

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Kitchen With Very Little Natural LightMy kitchen has very little natural light. We currently have over head fluorescent lighting, but are planning to change to either tracks or possibly spots.

 

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Foot Pressure Points ChartCould you help me find chart of foot pressure points?

 

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Buying and Using Essential OilsWhere is the best place to get essential oils? And can anyone tell me a little about there use?

 

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100th Birthday Gift IdeasA woman where I live is turning 100 years old. She doesn't need gifts really or money. I would like to take some thing unique to give to her for her birthday. I don't know her well at all. Thank you for any help you can give me.

 

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Contract With Blacked Out WritingI need your help. A crooked contractor darkened over some wording on an important document. It is his proposal and he darked over the part where it says any additional work needs to be done in writing.

 

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Growing Tomatoes Under LightsWhy are the tomatoes I am growing under lights so gangly and have so little fruit?

 

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Kitchen Paint Color Advice - Knotty PineI need to paint my kitchen. Right now I have an eating area paneled in beautiful dark knotty pine (which I don't want to paint over or remove).

 

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Cleaning Glass CooktopsHow do you clean glass cooktops, like burnt on food, black stains, and water spots?

 

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Cleaning Honeycomb Fabric BlindsI have honeycomb fabric blinds that are very dirty with dust, cigarette smoke, and probably more. They are (should be) cream colored. Any suggestions how to clean them?

 

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Medium Oak and Off-White KitchenWe have a small kitchen but it's very sunny with 2 windows and 3 entrances. The cupboards are medium oak, with white appliances, off-white counter, and off-white tiles. The counter and appliances are all on one half of the rectangle shaped kitchen.

 

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Let's Make A Deal PartySome one is having a Let's Make A Deal Party and we are supposed to bring odd things in a bag to deal with. I need item ideals for that.

 

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Hair In The LaundryMy daughter has very long beautiful blonde hair, but she sheds a lot and we are finding it in all of our clothes. Is there something that will dissolve hair in the washing machine, without damaging your clothing?

 

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Where Can I Get a Coon Cat?Does anyone know where to find a coon cat?

 

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Black & Decker Toast-It-All ReviewsI am looking for reviews and product information about the Black & Decker Toast-It-All two slice toaster.

 

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Buying a Cheap Rubber MatI need to find where I can purchase a cheap, but durable thick rubber mat for my outside kennel. I am on a fixed budget and need a cheap one somewhere close to where I live.

 

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Oak Cabinets and White AppliancesWhat paint color is best with oak cabinets and off white appliances?

 

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Mold on Converse Chuck TaylorsHow do you get mould off of pink canvas sneakers. They are Converse Chuck Taylors.

 

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Ticks on MattressesMy DH took possession of lounges from a good friend (or so we thought). Our friend had let his dogs sleep on the lounges (after we agreed to take them, to help him out) and they were full off ticks.

 

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Cola Stain on Car UpholsteryNeed to clean a pepsi stain on the ceiling upholstery in the car. I'm hoping someone out there has a solution!

 

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Ideas for a TrivetI am looking for ideas for a trivet. We are having a summer camp and want to use stamps. I was thinking of something like a tile.

 

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Lace ShapingDoes anyone have the instructions on lace shaping for heirloom sewing? Or where I might obtain a book on lace shaping?

 

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