June 18, 2007

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Recipes

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Lentil Soup (Crock Pot)In 6 qt. cooker, add above ingredients. Cover with 8-10 cups of water. Cook on low heat for 5-6 hours. Remove meat from bones and stir back into soup.

 

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Fancy Ham 'N CheeseSpread butter on one side of each slice of bread. On half of the slices, layer spinach, cucumber, onion, ham, mustard and cheese. Top with remaining bread.

 

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Hamburger and Corn CasseroleI PROMISE, this does taste better than it sounds! And it will feed a lot of people! Brown meat with onions in a skillet. Cook pasta until tender. Mix together together in a large bowl meat, onions, noodles, soups, corn and sour cream.

 

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Mock Apple ButterPeel and seed zucchini and puree in blender. Pour into saucepan. Add vinegar and lemon juice. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves and the red food coloring.

 

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No-Fuss MeatballsIn a skillet, cook meatballs in soy sauce until heated through. Combine the chili sauce, jelly and mustard; pour over the meatballs.

 

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Black Forest ParfaitsMix pudding and milk with a whisk for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of pie filling and gently fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Pour into 6 tall glasses or cups.

 

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Tiger CookiesMeasure cornflakes, then crush into 1 1/2 cups. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Melt chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

 

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Layered Strawberry DessertIn a medium-size mixing bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water. Let cool until slightly thickened. Divide the gelatin between two bowls. Set one in the refrigerator.

 

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Sausage Brunch BraidIn a skillet over medium heat, cook sausage, onion, celery, green pepper and garlic until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Add cream cheese, green onion and parsley.

 

Articles

Snoop and ower sitting on the floor with a book.

Snoop (Rottweiler)Snoop is an 11 year old Rottweiler. My ex-husband bought him for my son without asking me first. Once I saw him I could not turn him away, he was only months old, and so cute!

 

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Have Kids Cook Their Favorite FoodsAre you trying to get your kids to cook with you? To start out, have them make something they like and is easy to make, like grilled cheese, or soup.

 

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Drive Slower To Save GasMy commute to work is approximately 19 miles. Where I live, gas prices are between $3.19 - $3.39 per gallon. I've found that driving between 5-10 miles under the speed limit has helped stretch my gas a little bit. Even more when I drive at 45 mph.

 

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Great Deals With CouponsDon't discard those coupons when you're thumbing through the Sunday paper. I rarely used them because compared with the prices at club warehouses and discount stores, I didn't find them to be a good deal.

 

Penny covered flower pot

Penny PotsPenny pots look great inside or out. Take an old flower pot or bowling ball and use silicone to attach the pennies.

 

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RV Warranty Repairs TipWe recently bought a 2007 RV and the saleslady told us to look the unit over for things that might need repairs. I made a numbered, detailed list of items with a numbered label that corresponded with the repair.

 

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Stretching Boxed Macaroni and CheeseWe are a family of six. Two of the six are teenage boys. To stretch my food bill, I buy generic Shells and Cheese. When serving it, I use two boxes, but only use one of the cheese packets.

 

Kid Footprints

Kid Footprints"Those darn kids!" Haha, feet prints where only a kid could go!

 

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Using the Slow Cooker in Hot WeatherIt is 96 degrees and humid today, so I took out my trusty slow cooker this morning. Cooking in the slow cooker keeps my kitchen cooler, plus the whole meal can be cooked in one container. My slow cooker is great for less tender cuts of meat, which are less expensive to purchase.

 

Decorative ball with silk flowers.

Silk Flower BallTake a Styrofoam ball, pull heads off of silk flowers and glue and press into Styrofoam ball. Glue silk leaves from silk flowers throughout ball. Hot glue matching ribbon so you can hang.

 

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Reuse Kiddie Pool Water For PlantsMy daughter purchased a kiddie pool large enough to hold an adult sized raft. She sunbathes in the privacy of our yard (I already lectured her about sun damage) and it's less expensive than joining a country club.

 

Questions

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Small Balances Left on Pre-paid Credit Cards?I like to use pre-paid credit cards to order items online. The only thing I don't like is that there are times I have a small amount of money left on it (ex. 50 cents). Does anyone know how to use this small amount up before the credit card company starts applying their fees to it?

 

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Keeping MS Word Formatting Box Out of the Way?In MS Word, when I am typing a document and the formatting is getting in the way, I'd like to turn it off - but I would still like to be able to change the font and add bold - how do I do this?

 

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Painting Over Rust Spots?I have metal cellar doors with several rust spots popping through requiring repainting. I currently have black high gloss rustoleum on them now.

 

Brown puppy with black muzzle in a box.

What Breed is My Dog? (Chihuahua Mix)Can someone tell what breed is my puppy?

 

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Making a Purse Out of a Gift Bag?I'm thinking of making a tote bag/purse out of an old gift bag, but I'm not sure if it will be strong enough to hold all of my stuff. Any other suggestions for purse material or how to make a gift bag stronger?

 

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Brewster Wallpaper Pattern 949-31108?I am looking for wallpaper pattern 949-31108, made by Brewster. Found in the Traditional Silks book on page 225.

 

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Water Causes Painted Countertops Finish to Raise?I painted my counter tops and they came out great. I finished with polyacrylic water based. When the counter gets droplet of water the finish raises, but when it dries the finish goes back to normal. Should I re-sand finish and use a oil based acrylic?

 

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Homemade Slimfast Recipe?Does anyone have the recipe for Slimfast?

 

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Drilling Holes in Wall Tiles?What is the best way to drill holes into wall tiles?

 

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Mothers and Sons Event Ideas?Our church holds Mother and Father events on Mother's Day and Father's Day but they are for Mothers and daughters and Fathers and daughters, there are no Mother/Son events.

 

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Balls Dropping from an Oak Tree?My oak tree has dropped a few balls made of a papery type material. Inside there is something that looks like the flower on a bottle brush tree, only it's white. Is this normal?

 

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Sorting Backlogged Emails?How to get through a week's worth of backlogged emails fast! If you are gonna be offline a few days or even a day, try this: Block the name (thus the mails) of the biggest emailers on your list.

 

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