May 14, 2007

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Recipes

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Honey CrispiesThe spices in this recipe make this treat so delicious.

 

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Terrific Tuna SaladA seafood salad can be a wonderful main dish.

 

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California Zucchini BakeSaute' beef, zucchini, onion, garlic powder and chili powder in a lightly greased skillet until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender-crisp. Stir frequently. Add green chilies, rice, sour cream and 1 cup cheese.

 

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Salsa Flank SteakTrim off excess fat from steak. Combine first 7 marinade ingredients in baking dish. Save 1/4-1/2 cup for serving over steak when done. Coat steak with marinade. Allow to sit for 1 hours at room temperature.

 

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Low-Fat Banana BreadThis low fat banana bread is easy to make and doesn't use many ingredients.

 

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Blackberry SmoothieCombine the apple juice and yogurt in the blender first. Add fruit. Put cover on and blend until smooth.

 

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Wild Rice QuicheCombine all ingredients. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake 10 minutes at 450 degrees F. Lower heat to 350 degrees F for 30 minutes more.

 

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Beef Potato BallsMix ground beef, potato, salt, pepper and onion very well in large bowl. Shape above ingredients into balls. Lay balls in a well greased casserole dish.

 

Articles

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Cat Safe Yarn TipOur cat, Tweets is very clever at finding a ball of yarn and can spend late hours unraveling it from one end of our two-story house to another. Bury it under a sofa pillow? She'll dig it out.

 

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Go On a Money DietOne thing we do when money is tight, say before pay day, is just go on a money diet and spend as little as humanly possible. It's a good habit to get into now and then, as it helps you curb the habit of spending just to amuse yourself!

 

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Compost Instead of Buying TopsoilIt is spring and I have been busy repotting and potting plants for the front of the house and the patio. I never buy the store-bought, chemically tainted top soil! I compost all year long.

 

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Stop Your Dog From ChewingHere is my tip for today. If your dog or puppy is chewing your home or your shoes for that matter anything, up, try some all natural clove oil.

 

Decorated mini hats

Mini-HatsThese adorable little hats can be hung on the wall, added to wreaths, used as gift bag tie-ons, or as refrigerator magnets. You can also make a few to sell at a craft fair. They are easy to make and allow you to make use of all the bits and pieces of leftover craft materials you have lying around.

 

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Make a Flower CollageTo make and expensive looking flower collage, take close-up photos of plants in the colors you want then enlarge them and use a spray-on photo glue to put them on acid-free matboard.

 

Sarafinnia the CatSarafinnia is around 4 years old. This cat came to us about 3 summers ago. wild, scared, and hungry. She was always in our yard.

 

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Free Pedometer OnlineI ordered this free issue of a magazine and with it came a free pedometer and the grocery coupon card I told you about. Health and Wellness - Free Issue and Digital Pedometer (US)

 

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Grilled Cheese ShortcutToast bread and place cheese in between toast. Place into microwave for 40 seconds.

 

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Bucket from an Empty Juice BottleAs the mother of a toddler, I have 8 million empty apple juice bottles lying around. So instead of tossing them, I decided to recycle them. This particular bucket was made by cutting the top off the apple juice bottle with an X-Acto knife.

 

Finding a Blessing from a DisasterSix weeks ago, I slipped on some melting snow and broke my leg but good! After emergency surgery with lots of pins and plates, I also had a two-day hospital stay.

 

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Delicious BroccoliEat your veggies! Green vegetables are the most nutritious, but I always disliked them. I always mixed mine in the rest of my meal to cover the yuck! Today I made some broccoli (the frozen bag kind) and when they were almost done, I added: a splash of lemon juice, thyme and garlic powder.

 

Questions

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What is the Best Mop?What is the best mop you have used, for convenience and a thorough cleaning?

 

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Correction Fluid on a TV?How do you remove correction fluid stains from tv frame and screen?

 

What is this plant? (Dieffenbachia)I have this houseplant whose name I do not know, and I can't seem to find it in any Houseplant encyclopedia or photo list. It's been really unhealthy for the past few weeks but I can't figure out what I need to do if I don't know the name of the plant.

 

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Ants In My Worm Farm?I have a worm farm that is being invaded by little black ants. I was wondering if there was a safe way to get rid of the ants without killing the worms.

 

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Using Herbs to Repel Slugs and Snails?Someone suggested I put strong smelling herbs at the base of my plants to ward off the slug/snail attack. How should I hold them in place? We get wind and driving rain.

 

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Flea Markets and Outlet Stores in Marion, NC?I'm going to be travelling to Marion, NC this weekend and am looking for flea markets and outlet stores/malls. Can anyone tell me if there are any in the Marion, NC area?

 

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Grease Spots on Stainless Steel?How do I clean grease spots off a stainless steel splashback behind my hob?

 

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GFCF Diet Tips and Recipes?We are recently changing over our 2 1/2 year old daughter's diet to Dairy Free and GFCF (due to dev. delays). Does anyone have any quick and easy tips/recipes for her that would work for our entire family of 6? We have 4 kids ages 8 and under.

 

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Hard Plastic Molding for Bathrooms?Is there a hard plastic corner molding that can use around bathtubs instead of the soft plastic rolls that come in packages in the hardware sections of stores?

 

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