March 20, 2007

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Recipes

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Chicken Gravy MixPour 1 cup cold water into saucepan. Whisk 1/2 cup chicken gravy mix into water. Stir constantly over medium heat until smooth and thickened (2-3 minutes).

 

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Potato Puff CasserolePut raw meat into bottom of ungreased pan (a 9x13 inch glass pan is what I use.) Put sauteed onion on next. Sprinkle a layer of cheese.

 

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El Paso BurgersIn large bowl, combine onion, pepper, seasoning mix and beef; mix well. Form into eight patties.

 

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Raspberry Almond Mini MuffinsIn large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In medium bowl, combine egg, milk, butter and almonds extract.

 

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Mexican Rice BakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes or until tender.

 

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Griddle Cakes with Strawberry-Orange SauceFor sauce, place strawberries, orange juice, lemon juice and peel in large bowl. Mash berries with pastry blender or fork; set aside.

 

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Creamy Veggie SpreadA nutritious, tasty spread for crackers, bagels or bread.

 

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Chicken Holiday WreathUnroll crescent dough; separate into triangles. Arrange triangles in circle on greased 14 inch pizza pan with wide ends overlapping in center and points toward the outside.

 

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Apple Pork ChopsPlace pork chops in 9x13 inch glass dish, place apple slices on top and sprinkle on cinnamon. Cover dish with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

 

Articles

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Button and Bobby PinI saw an easy way to decorate your hairdo, put a button (or 2) on a bobby pin to hold back hair at the front!

 

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Irrigation Jugs for Tomato PlantsIt will soon be time to plant tomato plants. After the soil has been prepared to planting, and you have your tomato plant or plants ready to put into the soil, do this.

 

Multicolored hooked rug made with shopping bags.

Plastic Bag Hooked RugWe get plastic bags from all of our stores when we shop so I decided to put them to use. I found my hook rug canvas and cut my bags in 4 inch by 1 inch strips to make a plastic bag rug.

 

Dog sitting.

Inuki (Husky/German Shepherd)Inuki is 10 years old and is a Husky/German Shepherd mix. We bought her when she was a puppy. She likes swimming, hunting, walking next to me, when I'm on my bike.

 

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Product Review: Keurig Coffee Maker - My K-cupI always held off from purchasing one of those single cup coffee makers because the coffee pods and cups are so expensive. I recently came across Keurig's line which start at $100

 

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Tabletop TerrariumMake a tabletop terrarium from those odds and ends that tend to accumulate and clutter your cupboards.

 

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Make Frozen Lasagna Taste HomemadeThis is a tip I thought I would share since I did this over the week-end and my dinner guests loved the lasagna dinner. They all thought it was homemade! Little did they know, I purchased the Stoffers large frozen lasagna when it was on sale at my favorite store.

 

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Ham LeftoversHere are some ways to make use of ham leftovers: ham and cheese omelets, ham and cheese sandwiches, split pea soup...

 

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Homemade CheckersYou can make your own checkers game by saving plastic milk bottle caps. You need two different colors, 12 checkers for each player. If all your bottle caps are the same color, color the top of half the caps with permanent marker.

 

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Fast Food Boxes for MovingA pal recently asked if we had any moving boxes they could have. I told her that any time we need any boxes for storage, etc., that we usually head for one of the nearest fast food restaurants and get their strong sturdy boxes that frozen french fries come in.

 

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Decorating a Powder RoomI am presently in a dilemma. I am redecorating a powder room. The countertop is a wedgewood blue with green flecks, the fixtures are white, the flooring is wedgewood blue flowers with green leaves on a almond background. What possible colors would you suggest for the walls?

 

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WallQuest Wallpaper #OM30802I am looking for wallquest #OM30802.

 

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Selling Empty Juice PouchesI have Capri Sun pouches that are cleaned and ready for craft use. Do you think I could sell them? I would only want a little money for them plus the postage. Is there a market?

 

yellow dust

Yellow Dust In My House (Update)I have yellow dust throughout my whole house. It even turns my carpets yellow. If you spray the carpet with water it makes it white. But it is not just on the surface of the carpets. It took me 13 hours to scrub 2 rugs until the yellow was all gone.

 

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Homemade Wasp and Bee TrapDoes anyone know how to make a bee and wasp catcher homemade? I'm looking for one to work like those in the catalogs which have a hole the bees go in and some sugar water and they can't get back out.

 

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Covers for Baby Wipe ContainersWhere can I order those covers used to cover baby wipe containers. I have Clorox Disinfectant wipes in each bathroom and I would like to cover the outside?

 

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Lilac Bush Near a Septic TankI had planted a beautiful lilac bush 3 years ago 4 feet from our septic tank not really thinking about how big it would get. This bush had gotten huge and growing twice as fast as all the other beautiful lilac's I have around the house, my only concern is what is the root system like?

 

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Advice About Peeing CatI have a 7 year old female Seal Point Himalayan. She has been fixed. She is constantly peeing on my couch and near my wooden furniture. She doesn't seem to have a UTI.

 

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Solutions for Slippery Vinyl TileThe floor in our new townhouse has some slippery spots. Two people have already fallen and we were hoping to use this space as a rec. room, so we need to stop the slipping!

 

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Request For Hot Water Cornbread RecipeI would like a recipe for hot water cornbread that makes it crispy (not hard) on the outside and cooked on the inside. Please be specific with cooking directions.

 

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