June 11, 2007

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Recipes

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Favorite NoodlesMix ingredients in order given, adding enough flour to make stiff. Roll on floured surface. Let rest 20 minutes. Cut into strips. Use in soup or casseroles.

 

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Rhubarb TorteCrush graham crackers, add sugar and melted margarine (reserve 1/2 cup.) Pat remainder in 9x13 inch pan, bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cook rhubarb, sugar and cornstarch until rhubarb is done.

 

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Lentil and Italian Sausage StewCook sausage in soup kettle until brown, drain most fat. Grind together carrots, celery, pepper, and onion in food processor, or chop finely. Add to pan. Add broth. water, and lentils.

 

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Bacon Mixed Vegetable SaladMix together all cut vegetables, cheese and bacon. Mix salad dressing, sugar and vinegar. Pour over vegetables and toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

 

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Cheesy Cream of Broccoli SoupIn a large saucepan, cook broccoli in 1 cup water. Do not drain. Put milk, cheese cubes, flour and bouillon cubes in blender. Cover and process at "grind".

 

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Cucumber FishesCombine cucumbers and salt and let stand 2 hours. Rinse and drain. Bring vinegar, sugar and water to boil and pour over cucumbers.

 

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Mexican Chocolate TortillaCombine first 3 ingredients in microwave safe dish or bowl and melt; stir to blend. Add vanilla and stir. Use 6 of the tortillas and spread mixture evenly over each to within 1/4 inch of edge.

 

Articles

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Egg Whites as A Facial MaskMy mom used egg whites as a facial mask, she always had a beautiful complexion (you never would have known she was 77). I used it when I was a teenager, I always had pretty clear skin myself.

 

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Homemade Mosquito RepellentUse equal amounts of pure vanilla and water in a squirt bottle. Works great for children too!

 

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Preparing Ground Beef For Safe ConsumptionWith the recent recall of fresh and frozen ground beef, it's more important then ever to cook ground beef safely. Although the product(s) being recalled should be returned to the point of purchase, consumers preparing other ground beef products should heed the following advice.

 

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Jim Snyder - Saving You MoneyWe have a local news station here in So. Nevada that helps us save money in ALL areas of our lives. They have tips on how to take your mortgage payments from a 15-30 yr loan and have your house paid off in 5 years! How to save gas like UPS drivers :) Hint: making only right hand turns!

 

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Plan Shopping Trips To Save GasTo save gas, peruse all the food circulars you get each week. I usually hit 3 stores, going to the furthest one first and working my way back home, stopping at the drugstore, garden store, etc. in the same trip.

 

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Quick and Easy Thirst QuencherTake lemons, limes, oranges and slice them thinly. Put into a large container and fill with water. Cover and let sit in the 'fridge till its icy cold.

 

Utah MorningJust wanted to share my capture of beautiful Utah sky in the morning!

 

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Debtors Anonymous For Financial HelpI just found a great financial resource. We all have issues around money, and a place to take those issues is Debtors Anonymous (or DA for short).

 

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Reuse Your Address From BillsAfter you have finished with old accounts/bills, instead of throwing out or shredding the whole thing, cut off your name and address and use these to glue onto the back of envelopes when sending/writing letters to friends, etc.

 

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Waste Paper BasketHave you ever noticed there are some very nice waste paper baskets in the stores. They are so expensive, so I tried to decorate my own: Wrap and glue doily to the top of the basket, glue the fringe of lace around the top then glue the flowers onto the basket, spacing accordingly.

 

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Passports Required For Air Travel To Canada and MexicoI just read an article in the L.A. Times reminding me that if you are going to Canada or Mexico by air, you need a passport now. And what's more - new passports, even renewals are now taking 4 months plus to go through!

 

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Odee (Yorkshire Terrier)Odee is 3 1/2 years old. He is a Yorkshire Terrier. We got him back in 2003. We had a Yorkie named Toby. He was almost 12 years old. He went real fast, on a weekend.

 

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Locating SpeedtrapsWant to locate places in your area where there are speedtraps? Here's a site where you can find the ones in your area or list the ones you know.

 

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Paper SavingsPaper isn't always expensive. A package of several notepads can be found in any dollar store. Yet, knowing that the average American consumes more than 661 pounds of paper per year, it doesn't take much to realize that those pages add up.

 

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Listerine For Pet OdorsThis is how I get rid of pet urine odors. I have a lot of cats, when one pees on the carpet, the other ones do it in the same spot. I spray Listerene mouth wash on the area and the smell goes away.

 

Questions

Blue and White Stuffed DogI am looking for a discontinued blue and white stuffed dog that was sold at Target last year. Unfortunately, I've found two on eBay that were already purchased.

 

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Alternative Adult Incontinence PadsI have a friend with incontinence that has a sensitivity to the chemical in adult incontinence pads and underwear (same result with different brands).

 

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My Puppy Swallowed a FlyMy puppy appeared to have swallowed a fly. Now it is restless. Please suggest a home remedy.

 

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Red In a Water SoftenerWhat gets the red out best in a water softener?

 

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Musty Smelling YarnI need some help. My aunt just gave me some older yarn and it is really musty smelling. Is there and way to wash/clean it?

 

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How Can I Wear My Frizzy Hair?I'm hot and my hair is frizzing (as usual). Got any suggestions to wear my slightly past shoulder length hair up?

 

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