May 10, 2007

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Easy Banana BreadPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, whisk eggs and oil. Stir in banana and vanilla. Add baking mix, sugar and walnuts; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips, if desired.

 

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Dilly ChickenSaute' mushrooms in butter; drain and set aside. Place chicken in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer dried beef and mushrooms over chicken.

 

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Chocolate Cream TrufflesBeat cream cheese, honey, and liqueur with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Stir in melted chocolate and almonds; cover. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.

 

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Dreamsicle SaladCombine the tapioca pudding, vanilla pudding and orange gelatin mixes with the water. Cook until mixture comes to a boil and thickens.

 

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Party NibblesCombine first 4 ingredients in large roasting pan, stir well.combine last 3 ingredients, stir well. Drizzle over mixture; stir well.

 

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Steamed Vegetable MedleyCombine zucchini and carrots in a steaming rack. Place rack over boiling water; cover and steam 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

 

Articles

goose tire planters

How To Make Tire PlantersInformation on making recycled tire planters. Post your own ideas here.

 

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Turn Off Water When Brushing TeethOn TV I saw some quick info. The one that impressed me the most was the fact that they said if you leave the water running when you brush your teeth, it wastes three gallons of water.

 

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Cheap and Easy Window CleaningSpring cleaning has arrived and time to clean all your windows. This year I purchased an empty spray bottle for $1.00 and a gallon jug of windshield washer cleaner for $1.69.

 

Gazing ball made from fish bown and flower pots.

Gazing BallHave you ever wanted your own gazing ball to put in your yard? Well here's a much less expensive version. Spray paint fish bowl and let dry. Paint the clay saucer and pots with acrylic paint, let dry, you can use any color you want.

 

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Buy Clothes on EbayI have two teenagers. I buy all of their clothing off of Ebay for less than I would pay in stores. Some are brand new, some are gently used.

 

Small Broom Wall Decor

Small Broom Wall DecorThese 6 inch brooms can be made to match any decor, and made for your own use or as gifts, used as gift tie-ons, or sold at a craft fair. Although I haven't tried it yet, I'm thinking they might even be a cute addition to a summer wreath

 

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Buy Gas MidweekI have heard more than once that gasoline prices are lower in the middle of the week (Tues., Wed.) than on the weekend.

 

My Mom's "Lid" DrawerMy Mom has always had a drawer in the kitchen that all of us kids called the "lid drawer." There are always more lids than containers to match and it is always the one drawer that you have to yank open.

 

Toby (Yorkiepoo)This is Toby. He is an 8 month old Yorkiepoo. I bought him at a flea market.

 

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Remembering To Take Items With YouTips for remembering to bring items with you when you walk out the door. Whenever I need to remember to take anything with me I leave the item or items by the front door so that I will see them as I leave.

 

Stellar DogwoodHere is my new tree, it is a Stellar Dogwood (Stellar Pink). We took out some chain link fencing and had a big hole that was perfect for a tree.

 

Questions

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Where do hedgeapples grow in Nebraska? Where do hedgeapples grow in Nebraska? My daughter and I scavenged a bunch in Kansas at a rest stop but they are getting old. They really work for spiders and other critters.

 

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Scratches on a Glass Coffee Table?How do I remove scratches from the top of my glass coffee table? Any ideas, or tried and true fixes, would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Forcing Tulip Bulbs?I am planning my wedding reception.I want to do live tulips (uncut) so that guests can take them home to plant in their gardens... as the gift. How do I force tulips to grow so that the blooms come in June instead of March?

 

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How To Stiffen Coffee Filter Flowers After Tie Dyeing?I have made flowers out of the coffee filters, but now due to me adding color the paper is limp. Does anyone know how I can stiffen the paper again?

 

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Planting a Lilac Near a Sewer Pipe?Can you plant a Lilac tree a few feet away from a old tree trunk? I was hoping to hide the trunk with the tree. The problem is also there is city piping 8 feet away as well. In the past, the Cedar tree roots went to piping for water and affected city sewage.

 

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Brown Eyed Susans?I transplanted brown eyed susans last year and they were beautiful in the fall now this spring I don't see anything coming up yet, is it too early? I cut the dead stocks off last fall, did I kill my plant?

 

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Without Nuts?Does anyone have an easy recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies WITHOUT nuts? Nuts are expensive and I rarely have them on hand. I want a recipe I can just whip up in a hurry.

 

curled lemon leaves

Curling Leaves on a Lemon Tree?My lemon tree is having problems with it's leaves curling. Anyone have any ideas what is causing this and what to use to eliminate it? What is the best stage to pick the lemons?

 

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Covering a Chain Link Fence?I'm on a budget and I would like to know any inexpensive ideas on how to cover a chain link fence with panels of some kind. I do not want to use inserts as that would take too long. Someone told me to use shower curtains but I'm not sure.

 

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My Tiny Linen Closet?What can I do to optimize the space in my tiny but tall, narrow and deep linen closet?

 

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