May 7, 2007

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The Famous Senate Restaurant Bean Soup RecipeWash the navy beans and run hot water through them until they are slightly whitened. Place beans into pot with hot water. Add ham hocks and simmer approximately three hours in a covered pot, stirring occasionally.

 

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Mint Chocolate Truffle CookiesMicrowave chocolate and butter in large microwave bowl on HIGH 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar.

 

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English Pecan ToffeeBoil sugar, butter, water and salt for 15 minutes to a hard crack (290 degrees F) stage. Pour into buttered pan. Put Hershey bars in top and as they melt spread evenly over the surface.

 

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Cod CroquettesFinely grind cod, or blend in a food processor until coarse fine, then mix with potatoes in a large bowl. Season well with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.

 

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Country Apple TartPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. On lightly floured surface, roll out pie crust to 13 inch circle; transfer to baking sheet or 14 inch pizza pan. Cut apple slices crosswise in half; place in large bowl. Drizzle with butter.

 

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Cinnamon Pull-Apart BreadPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut biscuit dough into quarters with scissors. Mix sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl. Roll dough quarters in cinnamon-sugar.

 

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Sweet-and-Sour Pork with VegetablesPreheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Bake the almonds in the preheated oven for 15 minutes and set aside. Meanwhile, bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan.

 

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An Apple a Day Dog TreatPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray. Lightly dust work surface with flour. Blend flours and cornmeal in large mixing bowl.

 

Coffee can composting

Coffee Can CompostingSave one of the new kinds of large plastic coffee cans to make a quick counter top compost bin! Label clearly so everyone knows what it is.

 

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No Housework for Mom on Mother's DayThe thing I enjoy the most for Mother's Day, is to have a whole day without housework! My husband and kids take care of everything for that day and I get breakfast in bed.

 

Potpourri Sachet

Potpourri SachetThis is a simple sewing project that is great for gifts, and many can be made in under an hour. I made these as gifts for Valentines Day, and I am still getting compliments. It's a nice way to start the day with rose scented clothes! Enjoy!

 

A solar patio light on a shepherd's hook.

Solar Lights For Indoor LightingWhen I lived with two roommates, we had little extra spending money. We were always looking for ways to save a buck or two. Electricity was one area where we thought we had done enough, but we were wrong!

 

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Easy Rooting InstructionsRoot your plants and shrubs by cutting a small piece from your plant. Take a paper napkin or paper towel and fold it to hold a handful of garden soil.

 

Mommy Can I Have It?

Mommy Can I Have It?Children are great at breaking a budget, but it's important to set boundaries. What do you do when your child asks for something that is financially out of the question?

 

Child holding a small stuffed bear.

Make a Bear at HomeFor my daughters 6th birthday, she wanted to take her little friends to Build a Bear Workshop. That's way out of my price range! So while I was shopping for things to do for her party, I was in JoAnn Fabrics and I saw Make a Bear kits.

 

Dakota (Siberian Husky)

Dakota (Siberian Husky)Because I never really introduced Dakota, I decided I would today. Dakota is a purebred Siberian Husky that was born in Hawaii on November 22, 2006.

 

Straws that have flower shapes on the end, as a gift.

"Bloomin' Straws" Bouquet for Mother's...The part that takes the longest on this craft is the cutting, but once the cutting is finished, the "flower arranging" is easy and fun.

 

Questions

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Gray Marks on a Porcelain Sink?How do you get the gray mark out of your kitchen sink. My sink is just a year old and the marks are getting worse. I use cleanser but it doesn't budge them.

 

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Can Humans Catch Worms From Dogs?What's are the chances of a human catching worms from a dog?

 

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Pledge Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner Reviews?Has anyone ever used the new Pledge Multi-surface Floor Cleaner on laminate floors?

 

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Making Eggs in the Microwave?How do you microwave an egg to eat?

 

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Grass Stains on Denim?How do I remove grass stains from denim?

 

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Waterless Stacked Cooking?Is it worth investing in this expensive cookware? Does the weight of all of these pots break the electric stove burners? Does stack cooking work?

 

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Cleaning a Brass Chandelier?I am looking for a fast and easy way to clean a brass chandelier.

 

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