April 30, 2007

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Recipes

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Country BiscuitsPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

 

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Mexican MeatloafA Mexican friend served a dish that resembled a meatloaf done like a jelly roll. It appeared to have grated, cooked carrots and mustard inside the meatloaf roll. Can anyone supply a recipe for a dish like this?

 

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Creamy Pork ChopsPlace uncooked rice in bottom of a greased 9x13 inch pan. Brown pork chops lightly and place on top of rice. Salt and pepper.

 

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Sauerkraut DipBrown and drain hamburger. Drain sauerkraut. Put all ingredients in crock pot and heat until cheese is melted.

 

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Eggplant PizzaThis dish can be cut into small pieces to serve as an appetizer, or it can be a delicious light entree. The eggplant, artichokes and tomatoes are loaded with cancer-fighting nutrients, and count toward your 5 daily servings of fruit and vegetables.

 

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Harvest Delight CakeSift flour, sugar, spices, baking powder and baking soda together. Add shortening, eggs and applesauce. Beat until smooth and well blended. Stir in nuts.

 

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Jumbo MuffinsBeat cream cheese and sugar, add egg and juice and beat well. Stir in biscuit mix until just moistened. Add pecans. Grease 6 jumbo muffin tins.

 

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Yogurt ShakePlace milk, yogurt and rum extract in blender container; blend until smooth. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. To serve, stir.

 

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Carmel TapiocaBring 6 cups water to a boil, add 1 1/2 cups medium tapioca. Cook until not quite clear, add pinch of salt.

 

Articles

silk flower "cake"

Mother's Day Flower "Cake"Pull apart and cut petals and glue to outside of rim until covered. Keep all leaves from silk rose stems you just used and glue to top. Add rose bud on top.

 

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Share Gardening Duties With A NeighborIf your gardening skills are minimal, try asking a neighbor or friend to co-garden with you to not only cut costs but also the work! If you don't have a place to garden, perhaps try looking for someone who does who wouldn't mind a "helper".

 

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Beware Of Online Banking Account BalancesBeware that if you have online banking, the balance may not be accurate. I have yet to have it explained to me clearly but lately, in the PM the night before, I had a plus balance and the pending items were some transformed into NSF, despite an incoming automatic deposit.

 

A girl blowing bubbles.

Catherine with Her BubblesMy 2 1/2 year old niece Catherine enjoying the day with bubbles. Sometimes the simplest things are best.

 

Dog on couch.

Sadie (Beagle Mix)Sadie is 6 years old. We aren't sure what breed she is. Some say Beagle and Basset, some say German Shepherd and Basset/Beagle. We don't know.

 

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Dry Clothes OutsideI picked up two wooden dryer racks from yard sales. It is just as easy to hang most of your wash loads out on a porch, and couldn't we all use fresh air?

 

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Watch Out For "Vampires" - Energy Eating AppliancesUnplug appliances that are "instant on" appliances, such as TV, phone charger, etc. when not in use. These are "vampire" appliances that have electric current going through them.

 

Preschool Activities

Saving Money on Preschool ActivitiesDaycare is an enormous expense, but preschool isn't any cheaper. We were lucky enough to have family members watch our son in his early years, but we soon learned that the transition from a family home to kindergarten would be a tough one.

 

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Use Apples to Ripen AvocadosGuacamole and chips is a traditional Mexican snack. If your avocados need to ripen quickly, put them in a paper bag with an apple.

 

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You Know You Are Living In 2007 When...You know you are living in 2007 when... 1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave. 2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

 

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Use Wash Water To FlushHere's a tip to save money on water I bet you have never thought of. Keep a dish pan in your sink and after you use the loo, but before you flush, wash your hands in the sink, (over the dish pan) and use that water to flush with.

 

Questions

Carey Lind - Natural Presence

Carey Lind - Natural Presence - Pattern QC3526?Looking for 1 double roll of wallpaper, Carey Lind, Book: Natural Presence, Pattern QC3526, Cream Floral

 

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Oil of Cloves?Where do I find oil of cloves to clean musty flooded carpet floors? Someone said to spray this oil of cloves lightly on carpet and that it will help the carpet with the smell(?).

 

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Bath Crayon Stains on a Tub?How do you get bath crayons color off of a plastic bathtub? The crayon wax came off, but the color remained!

 

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Repairing Carpet Dents?Can anyone tell me how to get the dent imprints out of the carpet when I move a piece of heavy furniture?

 

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Recycling Locations in Seattle?Does any one know where in the Seattle area can I recycle my tin cans?

 

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Weeds In a Gravel Driveway?I have a beautiful gravel driveway but the weeds are driving me crazy (no pun intended). Do you have a low cost solution?

 

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Rock Concert Theme Party?For my 18th birthday I'm doing a rock concert theme, what kind of stuff should I get for it besides a fog machine?

 

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Frog Repellents?How do you get rid of frogs?

 

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Water Spots on Clothing?How do you get water spots out of clothes after washing?

 

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Phyllo Crust Instructions?Can some one please tell me the proper way to use Phyllo crust. I want to use this crust for Chicken pot pie. I bought it frozen and the package has no instructions.

 

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Browning Turkey Cutlets?The recipe said to lightly brown the turkey (thin) cutlets in olive oil on med heat. I did and all they did was turn white. Wouldn't brown. The rest of the recipe calls for it to be placed on top of stuffing, covered with cream of mushroom soup and then cooked on med lo for 10 minutes.

 

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