March 29, 2007

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Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed PotatoesPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pierce potatoes with fork; place on baking sheet. Bake 60-70 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, prepare white sauce mix according to package directions. Add cheese, stirring until melted.

 

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Two Ingredient Beer BreadPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease pan or coat with non-stick cooking spray. Place flour in a medium bowl. Make a well in the center. Add the beer all at once and stir with a spatula just until flour is moistened completely.

 

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Baked Swordfish ManzanilloSprinkle swordfish steaks with salt and pepper. Place fish in a single layer in a baking dish; brush with olive oil to coat heavily. Sprinkle green onions over the fish.

 

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Strawberry MuffinsPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 12 medium muffin cups with paper liners, or grease bottoms only. For batter, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl.

 

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Boston Market Meatloaf (Clone)In a blender, put the first 5 ingredients exactly as given. Blend briefly until smooth. In a medium bowl, combine with beef. Mix well. Wet hands to shape into an oval loaf.

 

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Baked Beans CasseroleIn a large dutch oven, brown meat over medium-high heat; drain fat. Add onion and celery, cook until tender and add back the drained meat. Stir in soup, tomato paste and ketchup.

 

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Zucchini-Carrot BreadPreheat oven to 325 degrees F. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. In small bowl, whisk eggs, oil and vanilla.

 

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Tomato CasserolePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Saute onions in a large skillet. Turn off heat and add all other ingredients except bread crumbs and cheese. Put into a greased casserole, top with cheese and bread crumbs.

 

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Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry SaladFor dressing, whisk all dressing ingredients in small bowl; set aside. For salad: Heat oil in wok or deep-sided 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, carrots, garlic, gingerroot and sesame seeds; stir to coat with oil.

 

Articles

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Rain Garden BasicsAnyone with a roof, sidewalk, or driveway has storm water runoff from rain and snow. And if you have any runoff at all, you're contributing to water pollution. Most water pollution falls under the category of 'nonpoint' source pollution (pollution that comes from several sources, including industry and individuals).

 

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Buy High Mileage TiresHigh mileage tires are made of a harder rubber and will be a bit noisier, but will last longer than the average tire.

 

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Surprise Gift in a Soup CanI got one of those one touch can openers. I took a good size can, opened it on the bottom, filled it with candy, a scarf, socks, etc. I then glued the bottom back on and, TaDa!: a can of "soup".

 

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Found Change Keeps Loved One InvolvedMy husband and I have done something from the very start of our life together. Every time we find money on the ground, we keep it separate from our own and put it in a clear glass piggy bank when we get home.

 

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Lawry's Bring Back Spatini PetitionWe now have an online petition for those of you who want Lawry's to bring back Spatini Spaghetti Sauce Mix.

 

Josie and Jazz (Dachshunds)

Josie and Jazz (Dachshunds)This is Josie and Jazz. They are Weiner dogs (Dachshunds). Josie is 3 and Jazz is 11. They are both adopted.

 

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Watching Waste and Saving MoneyThe best way to save money is not to waste ANYTHING! Don't use more water than you need (saving you the cost of the water and the heating of it). Don't waste food. For everything you throw out you are throwing dollars out the door.

 

Windowsill Celery Hearts

Windowsill Celery HeartsGrow celery hearts on your windowsill this winter. It's easy and they're pretty and delicious. Next time you buy a stalk of celery, cut the heel off about an inch from the bottom.

 

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Discounts on the JobWe know a lady who was wanting some window blinds, but not wanting to pay the expensive prices. She applied for a job at the window blinds factory and got hired.

 

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Frugal Tips For Buying Pet Food and Feeding PetsIf you buy your dog high quality food, this will save you money in the long run as many pet health problems are related to poor nutrition due to low-quality food.

 

Bouquet made from plastic eggs.

Easter Egg BouquetI painted a terra cotta pot that I bought at the dollar store. I picked up 3 bouquets of silk Easter flowers, also purchased at the dollar store and used left over eggs from an egg wreath project.

 

Questions

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Dark Red Carpet?My carpet is dark red, what color do I paint my walls?

 

Protect Your Plants from Slugs?Slugs thrive west of the Cascades Mountains in the Pacific Northwest. Damaged plants are marked by slime trails and irregular-shaped holes with smooth edges.

 

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Starting Geraniums from Slips?Here are some suggestions on how to root geranium slips to avoid rotting. Post your own techniques below.

 

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Coin Sock Craft?I want to make a craft called a coin sock, but I am having trouble finding a closure like used on a small coin purse. I hope one of you crafty people out there can help me.

 

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Teaching a Dog to Not Chase Cars?Any suggestions on how to stop a dog from chasing cars?

 

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Photo Collage Software?Does anyone know of a free program that I can download to make a collage with different sized pictures of my child? Basically something that I could crop and then paste the pictures into and add fun borders?

 

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Dryness Around My Eyes?Lately, I have been having problems with my eyes being a little dry in the corners, especially around the outside. My doctor have given me 2 different kinds of eye cream but nothing seems to help. They are only dry when I wake up in the mornings. Do you have any suggestions?

 

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Lysol Stain?My daughter sprayed Lysol on our cherry wood table, there is a white cloud on the table. Any ideas?

 

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Chinese Food Recipes?Has anyone had any success making Chinese food that tastes like what they make at restaurants? I have tried some recipes but it is never quite the same.

 

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