June 19, 2007

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Honey YummiesMix first 5 ingredients together until ball can be formed. Roll into balls, 1 inch or so in size. Roll balls in crushed Rice Krispies. Store in a cool place.

 

Hamburger Cake

Hamburger CakeHere are instructions for making a cake that looks like a giant hamburger! Place one yellow cake inverted upside down on plate...

 

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Heartwarming ChiliIn a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook beef, pork, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain.

 

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Ice Cream Cookie DessertIn a medium bowl, mix 3 3/4 cups crushed cookies and butter. Press into 9x13 inch pan. Spread with ice cream and freeze until set.

 

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Confetti SaladIn a bowl, toss the greens, olives, onion, peppers, cabbage and cheese. Serve with dressing.

 

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Charming Cherry BarsHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine 1 cup flour and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Use fork or pastry blender. Cut in 1/2 cup margarine until mixture resembles course crumbs.

 

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Pineapple Chicken Stir-FryIn a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; set aside. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in oil for 5-6 minutes or until juices run clear. Add the vegetables; stir-fry for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender.

 

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Easy Summer Snacks for KidsSlice up any types of fruits you like: bananas, apples, strawberries, any type of berries, bing cherries. Add low fat vanilla or plain yogurt.

 

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KringlaMix sugar, egg and softened butter. Mix together buttermilk and soda and add to creamed mixture. Slowly work in sifted flour, baking powder and salt.

 

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Grilled Cheesy PotatoesShred Monterey jack cheese (or your favorite) to cover potatoes and onion. Thinly slice 1/2 stick butter (I use half butter, half olive oil), salt and pepper to taste. Toss everything until well mixed.

 

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Corny Scrambled EggsIn a bowl, beat eggs. Add corn and bacon. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; add egg mixture. Cook and stir until the eggs are completely set.

 

Articles

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One Green Day A MonthIf you are not already a green person, start with one day a month. Have the whole family do something green. Recycle, no TV, don't drive, there are tons of ideas out there.

 

Impatiens in red wagon.

Wagon Flower GardenThis is my portable flower garden. Because of my husband's job, we used to transfer in the summers and I wouldn't get the chance to "take" my garden with me.

 

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Look For Bargains and Freebies at Expensive StoresEven in pricier stores like health food stores/whole food markets, there are bargains, and very often lots of free samples! Look for their mark-down section/sale section, I have gotten supplements and skin creme (1/2 price) and expensive tea from them.

 

Solve Cat Problems with a Positive Attitude! - beautiful gray and black striped cat

Solve Cat Problems with a Positive Attitude!Cats don't willfully misbehave out of spite, anger, or stupidity. Many owners assume their cats are deliberately scratching the furniture or eliminating outside of the box just to be spiteful...

 

Black and white cat in cardboard box sleeping.

Kurrundi The CatKurrundi is 4 years old. He likes to hide in any type of box and wait for the dog to come walking by so he can attack.

 

Let's Monkey Around!This is my fourteen year old granddaughter who was playing with her 2 year old cousin on the playset. It was a cute sight!

 

memory wreath with toys

Mom's Memory WreathThis is a photo of a baby memory wreath my neighbor made for the mother of a precious baby girl she babysat for for nearly the first year of her life.The family moved away and as a gift she made this wreath containing many of the first items she had used.

 

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Carpet Stain Remover For Clothing StainsI spilled red jello all over the front of my white pants. It had dried before I could get home. No remedy seemed to work so I tried carpet spot and stain remover.

 

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Fat Free PopcornGet away from the microwave for popcorn. Cook the popcorn from the popcorn in a jar, using a Teflon pot and a cover. This way, you have nothing fattening in your popcorn.

 

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Plan and Freeze Food for CampingI plan meals ahead of time for my camping trip, buying any food Items I can on sale and freezing meat. I also prepare and freeze some items to save on the amount of ice I'll need to buy and the room needed to put in ice while still keeping the food safe to eat.

 

Paper Bag Puppet

Paper Bag PuppetOutline or draw your head (you can trace the basic shape from a picture book too.) Outline or draw a basic body shape and or feet. Cut these out and color them in.

 

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Buy Flexible Rulers In Craft SectionWhile looking for a flexible ruler to use in scrapbook or card making projects, I found they were quite expensive. Even checked the drafting supplies. Then my husband wandered over in the fabric section and found exactly what I wanted at a much lower price!

 

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Ziplock Yarn KeeperJust recently I bought a yarn holder at Wal-mart that helps keep yarn clean and tangle free. It is a clear plastic jug with a lid that has a hole in the center for the yarn.

 

Questions

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Potato and Egg Salad Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for potato salad and egg salad.

 

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Mouth Retainers Dropped in a Trash Can?I lost my retainers and later found them to be in the trash can. It was wrapped around in a napkin. What should I use to wash it? Would regular soap be OK?

 

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Ivy Bowl Centerpieces?I need an easy centerpiece using ivy bowls if possible for an informal get-together involving men and women. Any ideas would be appreciated.

 

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Watering Tips for Flowers?Any good ideas on how to help my garden and flower retain more moisture? I live in KY and we are in desperate need of rain. I am watering things as I can but I wondered if anyone had any more ideas.

 

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Movie Memories Float Ideas?I work for a not-for-profit organization and we are currently working on designing a float for the community day celebration in our town. The theme is "Movie Memories" and we are having a bit of trouble coming up with a float idea that will look fantastic but won't cost a lot.

 

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VCR Not Working on a TV/VCR Combo?I have 3 TV/VCR combos. None of the VCR's in these units work but the TVs are still in great working order. Is there a way to connect a VCR or DVD to these or is there a special cord that I can purchase in order to do this?

 

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Ink on a Matte Finish Wall?How do you get ink off a matte finish wall?

 

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Where can I buy rolls of quarters?Can anyone tell me where I can buy a roll of quarters for the laundromat?

 

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Using Sheets as Curtain Liners?I need help with exact method of using white sheets as lining for curtains made from bedsheets.

 

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Sharpening a Can Opener?I have a hand held can opener which has gotten very dull. Does anyone have tips for sharpening the blade?

 

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Catering Supply Companies?I want to start a home catering business. Does anyone know of any buy now pay later catering supply companies on the web? I need pie boxes, take out containers, and plastic utensils in bulk.

 

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Making Good Brown Rice?I don't make very interesting brown rice. It always comes out overcooked with water at the bottom of the pan. Organic brown basmati.

 

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Sara Lee Coffee Cake Recipe?Does anyone know how to make a coffee cake like one you can buy from Sara Lee in the frozen section? The pecan coffee cake is so good, but they are expensive with never any coupons for them and of course never big enough for my family of 6.

 

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Deformed Cucumbers?What causes deformed cucumbers?

 

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Keeping a Dog out the Litter Box?We just adopted a new kitty. He is neutered and declawed so he will be an inside cat. My question is how can I keep my Yorkie out of the litter box? I know he is going to head straight to it once the kitty does his business.

 

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Low Carb Recipes for One?I am looking for some wonderful, easy Low Carbohydrate recipes for only one person. I have lost 21 pounds, but am stuck at the same weight for the past 2 weeks!

 

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Magpies Eating Free Range Chicken Eggs?How can I stop the magpies eating my free range chickens eggs?

 

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