June 22, 2007

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Garden SpecialCut celery, onions and peppers in small pieces and cook in water 20 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, salt and sugar. Bring to a boil and pour into jars. Process in boiling water for 30 minutes for quarts or 25 minutes for pints.

 

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Banana Split PieDifferent pie recipes based on the classic ice cream sundae.

 

$10 Dinners: Soft Tacos - An assembled soft taco ready to be rolled

$10 Dinners: Soft TacosThese meals are intended to be a relatively simple and healthy weeknight meal for a family of four. We assume that these dinners are being made in a kitchen stocked with regular staples.

 

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Sugar Plum Coffee CakePreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Pour butter into 9 inch square baking pan; tilt pan to evenly coat bottom of pan. Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar. Arrange apple rings in single layer over brown sugar.

 

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Marinated BeetsThis is great in the summer. They are easy to make and would be great in a tossed salad too.

 

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Sensational SlushIn large boil, dissolve jello with boiling water. Place strawberries and pineapple juice in blender and process until smooth, add to jello mixture. Add lemonade and limeade.

 

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Old Fashioned Creole CornbreadMix all ingredients together until well blended. Add enough milk to make the mixture pour easily. Place in greased muffin tins. Bake in preheated 400 degree F oven until golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.

 

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Bacon Cheeseburger PastaCook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In the same skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels.

 

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Organizing Your LinensTo keep my sheets and pillow cases organized together as sets, I fold pillow cases of the same set, separate, then put all into last folded pillow case. When you need the set of sheets, all are together as one, and the pillow cases can be taken out by the amount needed for the pillows.

 

Saving Money on Laundry Soap

Saving Money on Laundry SoapIt got really expensive buying good laundry soap for my clothes and the dogs' blankets. I now use my favorite laundry detergent for my linens and clothes.

 

A laundry drying rack in a spare bedroom

Drying Center in a Guest RoomAlthough we have a clothesline, stuff hanging on it always smells dusty even though it is located by a paved alley over green grass. So I don't use it. I converted our spare bedroom into the laundry drying room.

 

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Used Cat Litter In Mole HolesIf you have holes in your lawn from moles and chipmunks, put used cat litter (from box) down the holes This will solve the problem. I do this and it works

 

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Post Phone Number on Garage Sale SignsWhen having a yard or garage sale, it helps to list a phone number with your advertising in case folks need directions, etc.

 

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Household Aphid Pest ControlSeveral Aphid Tips including: Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk:Mix Carnation Milk Mix with water according to instructions on the box. Fill a trigger spray bottle with the solution.

 

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Fast and Easy Puddings for CampingThrow in an extra empty water or milk jug, a box of instant pudding and milk. Empty your pudding mix and milk in the jug and SHAKE it to mix.

 

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Easy To Reach Food StorageI am a disabled senior citizen who gets around most of the time in a motorized chair. Because of the chair and shoulder problems, I had to store certain frequently used foods in easily reachable containers.

 

Kayla And Lakota (Golden Lab/German Shepard)Kayla (the black one) and Lakota (named after the Lakota tribe in the Dakota's) are 1 year old sisters. They are a Golden Lab and German Shep mix.

 

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Oust Air Freshener for Pen StainsIf you have children or grandkids, this tip will come in very handy for you all. If your little ones have taken a pen or marker and marked on their clothes or your couch, have the thing to take out that nasty stain.

 

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Plastic Plates For CampingTo save money and the environment, I purchased "picnic" plates from the Dollar Tree. They are made of thin plastic, making them easy/light to pack.

 

Questions

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Uses for Old T-ShirtsWhat do you do with old T-shirts?

 

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Container for an Alberta SpruceWhat is the best size container to plant a Alberta Spruce in?

 

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Ants on My Strawberry PlantsHow do I get rid of ants? I wish to get rid of the ants outside before they find the way inside. I really hate them on my strawberry plants. The plants are right next to the sidewalk and deck and the little fellas/gals are coming closer and closer to the door way.

 

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Coffee Grounds for Strawberry PlantsIs it good to sprinkle coffee grounds on strawberry plants?

 

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Watering a HibiscusHow much water should be given hibiscus plant?

 

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Iguanas Eating Tree LeavesWhat can be used to stop iguana from eating leaves of my young fruit trees?

 

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Who Buys Reader's Digest Books?I once saw a site that bought Reader's Digest books. They made a home decor item. Can anyone give me the web address?

 

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Sealing Plaster for Outdoor UseI want to know how to seal a plaster casting. We just bought 2 plaster pillars. I want to use them outside. How do I keep them in good shape in the wind and rain.

 

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Recipes Using Black RaspberriesDoes anybody have any good dessert recipes using black raspberries? I have a bumper crop of them this year.

 

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Rural Work at Home IdeasI need unique ideas on how I can earn extra income from home. I live so far out in the country that I have been unable to get any babysitting, tutoring, sewing, or mending clients.

 

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Parakeet's Feathers Clumped TogetherMy parakeet's feathers are clumped together around his head and his eyes. He has been puffing his feathers time to time and regurgitating sometimes. He has been acting a little strange lately. Can anyone tell me what's wrong with him and how I can treat him to get better?

 

Are Allergies Hereditary in Dogs?My blue brindle American Staffordshire Terrier has allergies and he is a stud dog. i wanted to know if there was a high percentage that he would pass his allergies on to his offspring.

 

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Getting Rid of Couch GrassI think most of our backyard is covered in couchgrass. Is there any way I can get rid of it quickly without having to dig it all up by hand and without killing the rest of the yard by smothering it?

 

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