May 15, 2007

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Recipes

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Tavern SpreadBrown hamburger and drain. Add onion, water, mustard, salt, pepper, chili and ketchup and simmer for 1/2 hour.

 

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Sour Cream Cherry Fruit Salad MoldCombine reserved juice from canned fruit and measure. Add water, if necessary, to make 2 cups. In small bowl, soften unflavored gelatin in 1/2 cup of this fruit juice for 1-2 minutes.

 

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Kim Chee Ramen BreakfastBoil the noodles and seasoning package; poach egg in broth during last couple of minutes of cooking. Put as much kim chee (a Korean pickled cabbage) as you like in a bowl.

 

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Beefy Spanish RiceIn 12-14 inch skillet with lid, brown ground beef, uncovered, until pink is gone. Add chopped onion and green pepper and continue to cook over medium heat until ground beef is brown and veggies tender.

 

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Harvest Apple Mini-MuffinsPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease 24 mini-muffin cups, or line with paper liners. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

 

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Hillbilly ChiliPut meat, onion, and pepper in a 3 qt. or larger pot. Salt and pepper to taste. Break meat up and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until meat is evenly browned; drain.

 

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Amazing Ribs (Slow Cooker)Cut ribs into small portions of 2 or 3 bones each. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Season water with a pinch each of salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper to the water.

 

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Mom's Tea CakesBeat margarine in a large bowl for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.

 

Articles

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How Teenagers Can Save MoneyFor the budget conscious teenager there are ways to save costs and still enjoy the perks of being a teenager. While limitations on frivolous activities are an obvious answer, there are ways to enjoy some of those frivolities while saving some pennies.

 

A comb being used as a pocket knitter

A Cheap Pocket Knitting RakeThe other day I saw a "pocket knitter", it's rake knitting or knitting without needles and is often used as a first knitting project for kids. After looking at it, I knew I could get my own for a fraction of the retail price, and I did.

 

Dog and child.

Socks (Terrier/Golden Retriever Mix)Socks is a 5 month old terrier/golden mix. I just rescued her from the pound the middle of February after receiving a call from a friend that this adorable puppy was going to be put down.

 

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Sock Tip For Line DryingAs I remove clothes from the washing machine to hang outside, I put socks together so that I can hang pairs side-by-side. I pin the socks on the clothes line at the toe--not at the opening.

 

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Buy Oops Paint For a DiscountWhen going to repaint a room, go to the oops pile at most home improvement stores. These are paints that were mixed but didn't sell.

 

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Onion Cheeseburger TipCheeseburger and onion lovers: If you are tired of your onions falling in your lap, this is how you hold them down. Place a piece of cheese on the hamburger, then onions, then another piece of cheese and let it melt.

 

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Tips to Avoid Wedding StressMy heart is carefree and singing these days. I can see the color white and not break out in a cold sweat and I can look at the engagement section of the local paper and not have my stomach do a roll.

 

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Get Pregnancy Tests At The Dollar StoreSave money on pregnancy tests, buy them at the dollar store! Yes, they are $1.00 at your local dollar store. They work just as well for $10.00 less!

 

Finished pillowcase.

Pillowcase from Receiving BlanketThis child-sized pillow case was made with two of my daughter's old receiving blankets. Simply place them with right sides together and sew around three of the edges, leaving one of the short edges open.

 

Closeup of beaded end of hair sticks.

Beaded Hair SticksPlace beads on corsage pins in a pleasing arrangement. Allow about 1/4 inch at the end of the pin for insertion into each hair stick.

 

Questions

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How long will mushrooms keep in the refrigerator?How long will mushrooms keep in the refrigerator?

 

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Spider-Man Invitations?I need to Spider-man print invitations and birthday cards. Anyone have any advice?

 

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Why isn't my grass growing?I need some help with my new lawn if anyone could help me. 10 days ago I decided to redo my lawn. I layed screened rich top soil down and then seeded with Perennail Rye grass seed.

 

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Painting Concrete?I have a concrete porch that needs repainting. What kind of cleaner can I use to wash it? I also have heard that if you wash it down with vinegar after the cleaning, the paint will adhere better and last longer. Has anyone heard of this?

 

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Food Ideas?I am looking for food ideas to take to a family whose father just died. I need need to do something.

 

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Building Credit With Credit Cards?My husband and I would like to be able to make a budget using credit cards. We have little credit and would like to be able to someday get a loan to buy a home. How can we successfully budget our finances to be able to pay off the credit card every month?

 

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Cleaning Dishwasher Pipes?I am wanting to clean the pipes and the interior of my dishwasher from build up? How do I do this the thrifty way and/or something that is safe for the environment?

 

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Imperial Mfg. Co. "Spring Fever" No. 111-0741?I am seeking wallpaper originally made by Imperial Mfg. Co. The pattern is "Spring Fever" No. 111-0741, Run 1. Can you help me please?

 

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Curing and Preserving Olives?Today I was given a large bucket of olives freshly picked. Although I googled "curing olives" there were so many listings and so many different instructions it was overwhelming. I wonder if anyone would have some information on this.

 

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Homemade Waterproofing Spray for a Tent?I was wondering if anyone has/knows of a homemade recipe for a spray to waterproof our tent? I hope I explained that right. We bought a new tent and want to spray it with something to insure waterproofing it in case of rain.

 

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Gum Wrapper Purses?How do you make gum wrapper purses?

 

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Flaws Showing Through Paint?How can I fix a scratched wall that I have already painted with semi-gloss paint and every flaw is showing through?

 

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Keeping Spiders Out of a Boat?I am just wondering if there is way to keep spiders out of my boat? I don't want to use chemicals because of worry with human and pet contact.

 

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Buying Wooden Window Boxes?I'm looking for wooden window boxes and the chunky brackets, like you see on homes in older neighborhoods. I need several for single windows as well as double and triple windows.

 

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Westin's Heavenly Bed?We recently stayed at a Westin and loved their "Heavenly Bed." I've read that there are less expensive brands that offer the same comfort and have learned from past experience that if you look in the right places, you can usually find a bargain.

 

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Hawaiian Punch on Car Upholstery?Would the towel and iron trick work for Hawaiian punch on car upholstery? It is a set in stain that has been there for quite a while. I have tried just about everything.

 

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Keeping Kleenex In the Car?What do you keep your Kleenex tissues in while you are in your car? Every time I buy a kleenex box for my car it always get smashed up.

 

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Electrolysis Advice?I am looking for anyone who has had electrolysis done on their face. Please specify if a disposable needle was used or if a probe was used. I am trying to find out if you feel that what you had done was successful and worth the time and money.

 

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Using Coal Tar Shampoo?I have psoriasis and am considering using coal tar shampoo to ease the itchiness on my scalp. Can anyone recommend how I can counter the 'petrol' smell of coal tar shampoo? For example, with a really flowery smelling conditioner?

 

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