May 31, 2007

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Banana Dessert SquaresCombine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1/4 cup melted butter in a medium bowl; mix well. Press crumb mixture into bottom of a buttered 8-inch square baking dish. Bake 5 minutes at 375 degrees F.

 

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Summer Delight SaladPlace spinach into each salad dish. Mix shrimp fruit and vinaigrette together then place in each dish.

 

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Palm Beach Honey Glazed ChickenCombine glaze ingredients. Place chicken in shallow pan. Pour 1/2 of the glaze over the chicken, reserving the remaining glaze for basting. Turn the chicken to thoroughly coat.

 

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Barbecued Beef For Sandwiches (Slow Cooker Recipe)Trim beef roast and cut into 4 uniform pieces. Place roast in slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over roast. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours, or until beef is tender.

 

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Make Ahead Turkey BurritosFry ground turkey and onion together in a very small amount of oil. Add water, salt, pepper and chili powder. Simmer together. Food process or blend the pinto beans.

 

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Deep Dish PizzaGrease 8 inch cast iron skillet. Prepare crust according to package. Line skillet, bottom and up sides with crust. With spoon rub sauce on sides and bottom of crust.

 

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Strawberry Jello MoldMake jello let it set till slightly firm. Drain pineapple while jello sets. Then mix jello, pineapple and cool whip together and put in a 9x13 inch pan.

 

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Easy as Pie Apple PieCombine apples, water, spices and butter in saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in gelatin, then add pudding mix. Blend well and bring to a boil over high heat.

 

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Rice Krispie BallsBring sugar and white syrup to a boil. Take off burner; add peanut butter. Mix well. Add Rice Krispies. While warm, pinch off small pieces and roll into balls about the size of a walnut.

 

Articles

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Address Labels Can Get Stuck In ShredderBeware of shredding those free address labels you get in the mail. I had a shredder that previously handled (quite nicely) the address labels - and then it didn't. I'll have to replace the unit.

 

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Use A Low Flow Shower Head To Save MoneyIf you don't already have one, you should consider getting a low flow shower head. With a low flow shower head, energy use and costs for heating hot water for showers may drop as much as 50%.

 

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Buying Scrapbooking Supplies on eBayeBay is an inexpensive way to stock up on paper and supplies for scrapbooking. I bought several packs of paper with 200 sheets for under $10.00, with shipping it was still cheaper than the Dollar Store or Dollar Tree.

 

Palypen with dog bed inside.

Using a Play Pen for Momma Dog and Her...Used playpens make a great place for your small pet to have their litter. My sister's Chihuahua had puppies a few months ago and she wanted her momma dog to have a safe place to have them and to keep the pups away from the daddy dog and cats in the house.

 

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Cut Bitter Iced Tea With Baking SodaWhen brewing iced tea, to take out some of the bitter taste, add a pinch of baking soda to the container.

 

Father's Day gift bag with a photo of dad.

Father's Day Photo Gift BagMost dads have a hobby. With this in mind and a photo of dad, you can turn any old gift bag into a work of art to use as wrapping for his Father's Day gift.

 

Simba (Feline)Simba is 4-5 years old and was born in this house to his mama, Flexis. He likes to eat, sleep, eat, sleep, etc., sometimes play with toys and furry things. Loves catnip.

 

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Bend Wick Into Wax to Avoid a Smoking CandleTo keep a candle wick from smoking when putting out the flame, just bend the wick into the melted wax to put it out.

 

Deer

Keeping Deer Out of a Container GardenTips for keeping deer out of gardens without fences. Post your own ideas here.

 

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Use Tires for Protecting PlantsOld car tyres placed over new trees or shrubs will deter rabbits and possums until plant is mature. The tyres also hold rain-water in the rim which creates a humidified environment for the plant.

 

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Go With The Flow At The Dollar StoreGo with the flow of goods. There seems to be an ebb and flow in items at the 99 Cent store. They will have a delivery of, say, lingerie, and there will be lots until it is sold out.

 

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Conserve Oil By Using Canvas BagsDid you know that the plastic bags that your purchases are placed into at the stores are made from petroleum (oil). Want to keep prices down, buy a few canvas bags and bring them with you and reuse them.

 

Questions

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Lined Bootie Bag?Does anyone know how to make a lined bootie bag? I have managed to make the outside (jeans portion) but can't figure out how to line it?

 

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Being a Good Houseguest?My sister and I are soon going to my cousin's house to meet her and him for the first time and we are having a sleepover/visit thing for 4 days and I would like some tips for being a good guest and making a good impression!

 

What bug is eating my plants?What can I do to keep rabbits and bugs away from watermelons, cucumbers and muskmelon? And what kind of bug is eating my plants?

 

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Knorr Box Country Chicken Recipe?I am looking for a recipe that used to be on the back of the Knorr Box, the one you would use to make spinach dip. It was called something like country chicken. It was great and I had saved the recipe but my computer died and they don't even have it on their site.

 

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Go Diego Go Birthday Party Ideas?I am having a Go Diego Go Birthday Party for my son's 6th birthday. He has invited 25 children (he didn't want to leave any of his class mates out) so I am having it in a local gym.

 

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Can carrots and zucchini successfully grow in the tropics?Can carrots and zucchini successfully grow in the tropics?

 

Puppy

Symptoms After Parvo/Distemper Shot?My 4 month old chihuahua just got the Parvo/Distemper shot and is now sick, do you think she has Parvo? She isn't throwing up, but she has stopped eating and has yellow diarrhea. We are on day 3 now from the shot, day 2 of diarrhea and day 2 of no eating.

 

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Bernat Crochet Book - Light N' Lacy #530127?I am looking for the Bernat crochet book Light N' Lacy #530127. It has a crochet poncho in it made from bernat matrix yarn.

 

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Baby Stains on Clothing?All my black shirts are being ruined from baby spit-up (and whatever else). These stains are the black on black type. Does anyone know how to fix it?

 

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