April 27, 2007

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Gala Fruit PunchThis punch is delicious and is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next party.

 

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Peanut Butter Sandwich CookiesIn a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.

 

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Mini TacosMix ground beef and onion and brown. Add taco seasoning according to package directions. Add refried beans. In skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 350 degrees F.

 

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Company CornbreadSift together flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Set aside and combine egg, sugar, butter, vanilla and milk in mixing bowl. Add the sifted ingredients to the egg mixture and stir until smooth.

 

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Spinach SupremePreheat oven to 300 degrees F. In small skillet; melt butter over medium heat. Add crumbs. Cook and stir until lightly browned; set aside.

 

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Frosty Cappuccino PieSprinkle cookie crumbs evenly into greased 9 inch pie plate; pat crumbs onto bottom and up side of pie plate to coat evenly. In large bowl, whisk pudding mix, milk, liqueur and coffee granules; fold in 3 cup whipped topping.

 

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Sausage French Bread PizzaPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Crumble and cook sausage in medium skillet until brown. Set aside. Slice baguette in half lengthwise. Place halves on a baking sheet.

 

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Strawberry Nut BreadIn a large bowl, mix together liquid ingredients. Add dry ingredients. Mix together and bake in 2 loaf pans at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

 

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Caramel SnacksHeat brown sugar, dark Karo syrup, and butter to boiling point. Pour over Crispix and nuts. Put in a greased jelly roll pan and put into a 350 degrees F oven for 30 minutes.

 

Articles

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Saving Money at RestaurantsTips for saving money while eating out at restaurants. If you have a great idea that was missed, post it here!

 

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Recycling a Toaster Oven and Grilled Pizza TipsWhen my toaster convection oven broke, instead of throwing the whole thing out, I took a long look at it to see what might be salvaged and put to good use.

 

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Removing Old Ink Stains From ClothingTo get ink out of a white shirt or blouse that has already set in the dryer, try this. Place an old towel between the shirt so stain will not go through.

 

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Two Skewers For Easy GrillingWhen placing items on a skewer for grilling, the items always spin around. The solution is to put TWO skewers through the items.

 

Sprinkles and KittensThis is Sprinkles and her kittens. She is 1 year old and the kittens are just 1 week. We got her from a lady giving away a cat when she was 3 months old.

 

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Keep Your Tank Full Just In CaseIt's always a good idea to have keep a full tank of gas in your car. In case of a family emergency in the middle of the night, you don't want to run out of gas right in the middle of it and have to search for an open gas station.

 

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Wrinkle SprayI love using the solution of 1/2 water, 1/2 fabric softener to use as wrinkle spray! It has saved me dragging out the iron so many times.

 

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Add Egg Whites to Angel Food MixTo make the highest angel food cake ever, just use your favorite store bought angel food cake mix as usual except add 2 fresh egg whites.

 

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Look For Old Fashioned Decorative ItemsI have a lovely ivory table runner that looks like it's "tatted". I bought it at a discount store for very little. I have it laid on top of the back of my couch. I've had many compliments on it, as it looks older than it is.

 

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Fix Make Up Mistake With Q-TipEver gotten your make-up completely finished, only to screw up your eyes by accidentally bumping your mascara brush against your eyelid or elsewhere?

 

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Great Chocolate RecipesI need everyone's expert help! My local "Friends of the Library", which I am a member of, is having an event on Saturday, May 5th called "Simply Decadent: A Tasting SINsation for Chocolate Lovers" Everyone is supposed to bring their best chocolate recipe.

 

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Neighbors With Barking DogsI have neighbors on both sides with 2 barking dogs each. Any suggestions?

 

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Thrifty and Green Liners for WastebasketsI'd like to stop bringing my groceries home from the store in plastic bags; I know it'd be better for the environment to invest in some reusable cloth bags (which I could probably find at thrift shops!) and take them to the grocery store to bring my groceries home in.

 

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Getting My Feet Ready for SandalsWith warm weather finally here, I've started wearing sandals, but my feet are extremely dry and rough, especially my heels. Does anyone have any good ideas on how to soften feet and get them ready for summer?

 

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Acne on My ForeheadI wonder if anyone can give me some advice on ACNE I have on my forehead. I am 22 and still suffer really bad. I feel that other people are laughing at me when I go out and call me butters, ugly etc. Any advice would be great.

 

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Borax Equivalent in EuropeCan anyone tell me what borax is? I see it used for many things and it does not seem to exist in my country. is there a substitute for it or is it a brand name? I live in Malta, Europe. Is there anyone out there who can help?

 

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