March 26, 2007

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Recipes

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7-Up Layer CakeMix all ingredients together adding 7-Up slowly while beating. Scrape sides of bowl and make sure everything is incorporated well. Divide equally into 3 prepared 9 inch cake pans ( greased and floured).

 

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Texas Peach CobblerMelt butter in a 2-quart baking dish. Combine 1 cup sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, and stir until mixed. Pour batter over butter in baking dish, but do not stir.

 

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The Best Sweet Cornbread EverThis is an easy recipe. It makes 1 (8" inch) bread.

 

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Hot And Garlicky WingsPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Disjoint chicken wings, discard tips. Rinse and pat dry. Set aside. Separate garlic into cloves and peel. Place garlic, olive oil and Tabasco in blender or food processor and puree.combine Parmesan, bread crumbs and pepper.

 

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Sunrise SconesPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

 

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Creamy Chicken EnchiladasMix soup, sour cream, picante sauce and chili powder. Mix 1 cup picante sauce mixture, chicken and cheese. Spread about 1/4 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla.

 

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Zucchini And Tomato CasseroleThis vegetarian casserole is a great way to use up your home grown vegetables. It can be served as a meal or as a side dish.

 

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Chinese Vegetarian PastaIn small bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, oils and sugar; set dressing mixture aside. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well.

 

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Layered Taco SaladIn large nonstick skillet, cook and stir beef over medium high heat until browned; pour off drippings. Stir in beans, 1/2 cup of the salad dressing, chili powder, onion flakes and salt. Cover; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.

 

Articles

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Paper Towel Holders For RibbonsHere is my craft tip: Save or collect (from yard sales) old paper towel holders, either the counter stand kind or the hang-on-the-wall kind, and use them to store your ribbons for both crafting and wrapping.

 

It Takes a Village . . .You've heard the saying "It takes a village to raise a child"? Well at my house, it takes the whole family to crack open a coconut!

 

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Pinch Dead BloomsPinch off dead blooms from flowering plants. It will help keep your plants flowering longer. If blooms or leaves have fallen onto the soil they should also be removed.

 

Hoagie Sampler

Hoagie Sampler (Photo)Looks good enough to eat! This is a hoagie sampler I made for a customer.

 

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Ready for That Home Audit?Ready for an audit? This one actually will put money back in your pocket rather than take it away. It might be time for your home to have an energy audit.

 

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Shop Thrift Stores For Easter DecorationsThe thrift shops come to the rescue for Easter, too! I got a lovely wicker bunny basket and filled it with multicolored plastic eggs to put at the front door.

 

Homemade Wasp TrapsI thought someone might want this tip since it's getting that time of year again. Wasps can be a pain, literally, to have around! It's not difficult to create a trap to help control them, however.

 

Robbie and Peanut (Poodle and Terrier)In the photo, Robbie is 10 months and Peanut is 16 years. Robbie is a Poodle and Peanut is a Terrier. Robbie was given to me in 2006 when he was about 6 months old. The family had too many dogs, and had to let at least one go. Robbie was the last one they had acquired, and that is the reason he was given to me.

 

Glitter decorated egg.

Glitter EggsThis is a quick and easy project you can make using bits and pieces of items you probably already have around the house. You can finish several, as described below, and hang them on a tree, or....

 

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Biscuit Warming TipTo warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

 

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Linoleum Instead Of Shelf PaperUse linoleum leftovers to line your sink base cabinet and oven drawer for easier cleanup. You can even use linoleum pieces in cabinets instead of shelf paper so spills can be cleaned up easily.

 

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Petroleum Jelly For Soft FeetHaving wonderfully soft feet is easy. Simply coat both feet at night with a generous amount of petroleum jelly and slip on a pair of white cotton socks!

 

Country Garden DecorMy husband and I are always looking for ways to decorate our country home yard. A recent project is an old wood chair that we found for free at a yard sale and a $2 old wash basin.

 

Questions

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Wedding Reception Locations in Saginaw, MI?Is there anywhere in Saginaw, MI where I can have my wedding reception for under $500.00?

 

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Mother's Day (Australia) Tea Ideas?In Australia we have Mother's Day coming up. I'm involved with a group of mums that meet up each week to talk 'baby' stuff and have a cuppa. The next time I'm hosting a morning tea. It will be just before Mother's Day and I'm asking if you ladies have any ideas of what we could do to celebrate, keeping in mind that we all have babies around the age of 1.

 

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Mr. Bear Craft?What size stocking loom is used to make the Mr. Bear? Thank you in advance. I really want to make this darling toy.

 

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Nursing a Lilac Bush Back to Health?I have a really large old lilac bush that is a sentimental favorite of my wife's. 2 falls ago I cut out a really large amount of poison oak that had been growing up though the center. The diameter of the main poison oak was about 4-5 inches and about 8-9 feet tall.

 

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Goody Bag Gift?I need a simple craft idea (preferably paper or cardstock) to make about 200 items for a goody bag gift for adults. I really don't want bookmarks.

 

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Wiring Lights on a Pontoon Boat?Is their anyone out their that has a pontoon boat. I have a 24' one and I need a diagram showing me how to wire lights all around. I don't know where to put the running lights and etc. I am sending this for my husband and he needs a diagram for all standard wiring on a pontoon boat.

 

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Replacing My VCR?Is there a good alternative to a VCR? I have had VCR's for many years and I tape a lot of TV shows and sports to watch later. VCR's are getting hard to find. Few stores carry them and the sales people say they are out-moded. I know about TIVO, but don't all the Tivo type machines have a monthly fee?

 

Creating a Cozy and Beautiful Backyard?My name is Erin, a recently married woman. As you see the pictures for my back yard, there is nothing. My husband moved into this house 7 years ago and he said he never went out to the back yard since he moved. Please help us to have a little cozy, beautiful back yard!

 

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Brown Rot on Apricots?I got brown rot on my apricots last year and was wondering if there is something that can do to prevent it from happening this year? I prefer natural ways but open to an effective way. I have a peach and a plum tree.

 

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