April 12, 2007

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Recipes

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Cool Gazpacho DipIn medium bowl, combine cream cheese and sour cream; mix well. Stir in cheddar cheese, cilantro and garlic. Cover; chill 2-3 hours for flavors to blend.

 

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Cream SconesPreheat oven to 425 degrees F. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

 

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Tuna PattiesMix all together and fry in Pam cooking spray.

 

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California QuesadillasPreheat oven to 450 degrees F. In large bowl, combine cheese, artichokes, olives, 2/3 cup salsa and cilantro; mix well. Brush 1 side of tortilla with butter. Place, buttered-side down, on baking sheet.

 

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Pear-Cranberry CrispPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grate enough peel from orange to measure 1 tsp. and squeeze enough juice to measure 1/4 cup In large bowl, combine orange juice, pears, cranberries and sugar.

 

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Stuffed Baked Sweet PotatoesPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pierce sweet potatoes with fork; place on baking sheet. Bake 50 minutes or until tender. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

 

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Apple Ice Cream ToppingThe next time you have ice cream, try making this yummy apple topping. It is the perfect way to liven up vanilla ice cream.

 

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Cappuccino On IceIn medium bowl, combine coffee and milk. Whisk in half and half and vanilla until well blended. To serve, pour into glasses filled with ice.

 

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Quick Chicken Stir-FryIn wok or deep-sided 12 inch skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add chicken; stir-fry 2 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle.

 

Articles

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If Your Dog Gets SkunkedTo remove the stink: Mix 1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide with 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of mild dishwashing detergent (make sure it doesn't contain bleach or ammonia).

 

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WD-40 To Remove Sticky GlueIf you get glue on your floor tile or any where else, just spray with WD-40 and it will come off easily.

 

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The Joy of HydroponicsThe exact definition of "hydroponics" is a little tricky. While the Greek words "hydro" and "ponics" means "water" and "labor," respectively, the art of hydroponics has to do with soil-less gardening; but not necessarily in water.

 

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Sweet 16 Hawaiian Birthday BashJust wanted to share my experience with my daughter's Sweet 16 Birthday Party. We're always looking for a way to make our children's birthdays special.

 

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Makeshift Phone Speaker for Being on HoldWe are so often put on hold when we try to get through to government offices and so on, but need to stay on hold so we can talk to someone!

 

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Transfer Soap to a Smaller BottleWe live on a limited income, and shop at Dollar General stores often. There, we buy DG brand antibacterial soap for bathing. A 40 oz. bottle cost $2.

 

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Recycled Chair PlantersOnce these old chairs have the seats go bad on them, unless you can refurbish them, they're usually pretty worthless. I found a great way to salvage them as well as come up with new planters.

 

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Audiobooks From The LibraryListen to audiobooks! I get them for free from the public library and listen to them as I drive and when I go for my power walks. I "read" about 2-3 books weekly using this method.

 

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Use Cheese Slicer For Cutting EggsSummer is just around the corner and you will probably be wanting to take some deviled eggs to those family picnics. I have found an easy and quick way to have perfect evenly sliced eggs every time without having some break.

 

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Freeze Soup Bones For Your DogI buy my dog soup marrow bones at the grocery store. They should be large enough so you dog won't choke on them. Also, they should not have small pieces they can break off (also a choking hazard).

 

Rose (Mixed Breed)Rose is a 15 year old mixed breed dog. Someone threw her out at 6 weeks old so we took her in.

 

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Growing Tomatoes in Thailand?I live in Thailand and the nights are a little cooler than the days. I am told that Tomato will not do well in this climate because they need cool nights. Also, what type of Tomato would you recommend? We are in the same latitude as Miami, FL.

 

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Removing My Phone Number From Google?Thanks so much for the post about Google's reverse phone book. I couldn't find the removal instructions. Could someone help those of us that are computer illiterate?

 

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White Dry Clean Only Coat?How to I clean a white coat that is dry clean only. The coat is 100% cotton with some satin trim, but the lining is 100% acetate. I have had it cleaned once and it came back yellow. I am interested in whitening it if possible.

 

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Killing Scallions?How do you kill scallions?

 

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Howling and Biting Husky?My husky Dakota suddenly starts biting everyone and howling like crazy at the most random times. We have fun when he's like that but he's getting kind of rough. Does anyone know why he does this or what I can do to stop him?

 

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Removing a Root System?I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to get rid of and/or prevent further growth of a very strong root system found in my yard. It is found especially under trees. It grows around all plants I try to plant. It is a netting of small, strong roots that hold my plants back from being all they could be.

 

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Stop "Drive-Through" Mastectomies Petition?Please sign petition to congress to stop the "Drive-Through" Mastectomies that insurance companies are forcing. Only takes a second, for information visit:

 

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Locating Old Friends Online?Am looking for the best website to locate an old college friend. I have tried the free searches but since I know she is married now and I don't know her husband's name, I will probably need to use one of the websites that charges a fee and allows for more in depth searches.

 

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Cat Peeing on Furniture?Please help with my male cat. He is fixed and he just got over a blocked pee pee, he had a catheter in for 4 days. It came out Saturday and he was fine but last night he peed on every piece of furniture we own.

 

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Uneven Tile Floor?My tile floor has become uneven (sticking up in spots). Is there any way to fix this? I cannot remove any of the tiles. They are 12X12 inches.

 

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Growing No Till Vegetables?Advice and details on starting no till potatoes. Post your own tips here.

 

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