April 11, 2007

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Cheesy Tuna-Noodle CasserolePreheat oven to 375 degrees F. In 4 at. Dutch oven, cook noodles according to package directions. Place peas and carrots in colander; drain noodles over vegetables.

 

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Cabbage Ramen SaladFor dressing, combine seasoning packet with ramen noodles, oil, vinegar, sugar and pepper in small bowl; mix well. Crumble ramen noodles into another small bowl; stir in almonds.

 

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Shrimp JambalayaWe have good friends who often do a little shrimping every Spring. The Spring is especially good for catching large amounts of the beautiful Jumbo Shrimp, so we make this great Shrimp Jambalaya several times each year.

 

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Quick Black Beans and RiceIn large saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add beans, tomatoes, oregano and garlic powder.

 

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Spiced Apple SimmerIn 5 qt. Dutch oven, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 minutes. Remove spices; discard.

 

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Heavenly Peanut Butter PieTry this delicious creamy pie with peanut butter and cream cheese.

 

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Salsa BitesPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Blend in salsa and eggs. Stir in cheddar cheese, olives, onion and garlic.

 

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Saturday Meal IdeasAfter years of ordering out on the weekends my husband and I decided it is getting too expensive. So, to save money, we've decided to cook at home on the weekends. Does anyone have any easy, economical Saturday meal recipes?

 

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Mushroom StuffingPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place bread cubes in large bowl; set aside. In medium skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, celery, parsley and garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes.

 

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BBQ PotatoesPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. In large bowl, combine butter, chili powder, honey, garlic powder and pepper. Add potatoes; toss to coat.

 

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Cherry Cobbler BarsHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 11x7 inch pan. Mix flour and baking powder. In a large bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar with electric mixer until pale and fluffy.

 

Articles

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Milk Carton Plant StakesPlastic milk cartons cut into strips make great plant label stakes when you write on them with a sharpie! Recycled and free, great, huh!

 

Seashell Wind Chimes

Making Wind ChimesTips and ideas for making your own wind chimes. Post your ideas.

 

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Be A Movie Extra For Fun And ProfitIt's getting to be nice weather and movie shooting season all over the country. Working as a movie extra is a fun way to pick up some extra money.

 

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Use a Fork to Hold RecipeWhen I am using a recipe and my hands are full, I don't lay it down. I use a tall glass, put a fork upside down (prongs upwards), stick the recipe card between the prongs of the fork!

 

Driftwood Wind-Catcher

Driftwood Wind-CatcherIf you enjoy recycling and can operate a cordless drill, you will enjoy this craft. By making use of reclaimed fishing line and pretty beach treasures, your craft will be capable of displaying the magical energy of wind.

 

macaw bird

Millie (Military Macaw)Millie is an 8 year old Military Macaw. We bought Millie 8 years ago from a local pet store. She is a hoot!

 

Pom pom maker with two dowels in place.

Homemade Adjustable Pom Pom/Tassel MakerThis would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift for the yarn artist in your family and this is a fun project for the home wood shop person in your home.

 

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Cool Cat Bug ToyMy cats favorite toy is simple and free to make: Take a fairly short dowel (about 2 feet long), a knitting needle, or a stick from the yard.

 

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Phone Safety: Telephone Number SearchGoogle has implemented a new feature which enables you to type a telephone number into the search bar and hit enter and you will be given the person's name and address.

 

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Think Before You Toss An Old Blanket Or QuiltAn old blanket, though still offering warmth and comfort, can certainly show signs of it's age and former life! But buy a set of colorful sheets, preferably at a Thrift Shop and make a duvet cover out of the sheets for the vintage blanket.

 

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Marker Rules For ChildrenSeems like there have been a lot of posts lately about children using permanent markers, and how well I remember those days when my own kids, nieces and nephews were that age. Back then, I came up with a solution that would allow them to express their creativity with markers.

 

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Lamb's Ear - Nature's BandageIf you have a Lamb's Ear plant, you can use the leaves to staunch the bleeding and as a bandage for the wound until you get medical help.

 

Pictures from My GardenJust sharing some garden pictures. I don't know the name of the bearded iris. Does anyone know a name for this?

 

Uses for Old Maps, Photo of an old map.

Several Uses for Old MapsHere are some creative uses for old maps. I used an old map to cover the top of a badly scratched desk. Laid the map on top and covered with a piece of glass I had cut to order.

 

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Recycling In The GardenFor a year I saved all the plastic bottles, paper egg cartons, towel and toilet paper cardboard rolls for such a time as this: When most of my seedlings got up with their first leaves, not yet with their "true leaves", I was in the midst of mixed weather, having to bring them in and outside a lot.

 

Floral arrangement in wagon.

Lighted Floral Arrangement in a Miniature Wooden...I found these cute little wagons and I just had to have them to make for two friends and co-workers for Christmas. I bought one in blue and one in pink.

 

A tiny red bow for using on a craft project.

How to Make a Tiny BowHave you ever had trouble tying a tiny bow? Sometimes the little things are the hardest. Years ago, when I needed a tiny ribbon bow to decorate a package or an article of clothing.

 

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Food Amounts for a CrowdNeed to know how much food for your wedding, your party or picnic? Here's a table that gives you lots of food quantity information for a large group from a dozen to 48.

 

Questions

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How can I get rid of climbing ivy?How can I get rid of climbing ivy? It is growing all over one wall of the house and I have noticed it coming into the house through a crack in the wall.

 

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Money Saving Tips?In a few weeks my fiance and I will be moving to Des Moines to start living in the "real world". He is graduating from college and I will be continuing my education in the area.

 

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Microwave Cornbread?I am looking for a recipe for microwave cornbread.

 

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Loose or Compact Face Powder?Do you prefer loose face powder or compact face powder for touch ups during the day?

 

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