June 27, 2007

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Recipes

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Cookie Ice Cream SandwichesSpread peanut butter over the bottom of six cookies. Top with a scoop of ice cream. Top with another cookie; press down gently. Roll sides of ice cream sandwich in chocolate chips. Wrap in plastic wrap.

 

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Holly's Green Bean SaladI made a very interesting, spicy green bean salad (like potato salad) with little bits of veggies from the fridge that was so tasty, it became a family favorite.

 

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Bacon-Tomato Bagel MeltsPlace bagel halves cut side up on a baking sheet. Top each with two tomato slice and two bacon strips. Sprinkle with cheese. broil 5 inches from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese begins to melt.

 

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Sloppy JoseBrown turkey, drain, add cheesy sauce and chili powder to taste (+/- 1 tsp.) and voila, quick, cheap yummy, and easy!

 

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Peach Meringue PieAdd vanilla and salt to egg whites and beat until stiff and peaks form. Beat in sugar, 2 Tbsp. at a time. Fold in cracker crumbs, nuts and baking powder.

 

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Flavorful Beef Stir-FryIn a bowl, combine cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce and apple juice or water until smooth. Add beef and toss to coat; set aside. In a large skillet, stir-fry broccoli, carrots, pea pods and onion in 1 Tbsp. oil for 1 minute.

 

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Brat 'n' Kraut SupperIn a large skillet, saute onions in butter until tender. Add the potatoes, sauerkraut, broth, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, caraway seeds, bay leaf and pepper.

 

Articles

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Cut Soda With Sparkling WaterDrinking diet cola is one of my vices, but I can't drink it straight. It's too acid for me - so I usually cut it but putting it on ice.

 

Save Money on Air ConditioningElectric bill high from air conditioning usage? I have two suggestions: Turn the air off and clean the coils. And have freon level checked by a professional and increased, if needed.

 

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Basic Crochet Abbreviations ChartHere are some basic crochet abbreviations:

 

Patriotic pin heart shaped with a white star on blue field.

Patriotic PinThis cute little pin is easy to make and fun to wear in celebration of the holiday. Trace the heart pattern on both the blue craft foam and blue felt. Trace the star pattern on the white craft foam. Cut these three shapes out.

 

Stepping stone with David's name.

Personalized Stepping StonesI am making stepping stones with each family member's hand (or paw) prints and name! We are including all friends and family who visit and will be making one of my bf's mother who is 70!

 

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Add Padding To Bargain ShoesI got a beautiful pair of off-white summer boat shoes/moccasins but they are a tad too large. I could just wear them with socks, but it's summertime!

 

Comprehensive article on crochet.

Crochet Tips for BeginnersI started crocheting when I was a teenager. I went to visit with my great Aunt Reba and I was bored to tears. I have learned quite a few tricks and tips that would help any beginner so I thought I would pass it on.

 

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Remember The Leftovers Instead Of The Drive ThruWhen out running errands, it is so easy to think about going thru the drive thru at my favorite restaurant, on the way home or halfway through my errand trip. If I've finished my errands and am going home, I try to remember what's in my fridge as leftovers.

 

Surprises in the GardenI don't like monotony, and I love surprises. So with each new season, I buy a variety of flower and vegetable seeds, mix them all in one bag and sprinkle them at random around my garden.

 

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Ranch Vegetable PizzaTake 1 can crescent rolls, cook flat then let cool. Mix 3/4 cups mayo (Not M. W.), 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and 1 package softened cream cheese.

 

Hunter (German Shepherd)Hunter is 3 years old and is a German Shepherd. I got him in August of 2003 from Hidden Springs German Shepherds out of Eugene Oregon

 

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Our Marriage TipsAs my husband and I approach our 40th wedding Anniversary this week-end, I have experienced friends and family asking me to share our tips for a lasting relationship.

 

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My Best Garage Sale TipsAfter taking my grandmother around to hundreds of garage sales when I was a teen, I began having sales when I was married. Here are some of my tips:

 

Rainbow Birthday Cake

Rainbow Birthday CakeI just had to share my latest masterpiece with all of you. I am so proud of myself. I like to create birthday cakes. This is the birthday cake I made for my niece's 2nd birthday.

 

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Childhood Candy And Toys For High School ReunionI'm planning our 30th HS Reunion, and am in charge of decorating the hall. Knowing that many people will be shy and bring spouses who won't know anyone, I've come up with a decorating idea that encourages interaction and laughter.

 

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One Jar for the Grandkids, One for CookingI was reading the tip of the day and read about cutting up olives in the bigger cans. My grandkids love green pimento stuffed olives in the jar. And they will eat them all up if they can.

 

Questions

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Black Bean Salsa DipI am looking for a recipe for Salsa Dip with black beans, corn, etc.

 

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Wedding Gift For BossI need a gift idea to buy my husband's boss and bride to be. They are well off financially and they invited us to Cancun, Mexico for the wedding so I do not know what to buy them.

 

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Skits About Quilting?I am looking for a skit or program to use in church when we honor the ladies who make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. I am unable to find any skits about quilting.

 

Fridge With a Wide ShelfA few years back I saw a side by side refrigerator with an extra wide shelf in the top for pizza boxes in the fridge section. This shelf took away space from the top of the freezer, leaving it in the shape of a capital L.

 

Tips for Moving To The Galveson, TX AreaWe are planning a move to the Galveston area. We want a house on the water. We will consider areas around Galveston as along as there is water.

 

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Crocheted Knee High BootsDoes anyone out there with a pattern for knitted or crocheted adult boots that come up too your knees. Must be able to use rug wool.

 

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Cleaning Vegetable Oil Off ItemsHow do I clean off dried, gunky vegetable oil off of plastics and wood.

 

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Stomach and Hips Tightening TipsI need SERIOUS advice on how to lose weight and tighten up the stomach and hip area. My family all tends to have a GUT! I am small everywhere else but can never find pants appropriately sized.

 

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Motivation for Getting OrganizedEveryone says to get organized but how can you get organized with not enough motivation or ambition? I have four children one borderline ADHD and the others pretty well behaved. They keep me very busy.

 

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My Day Lilies Have Brown and Yellow LeavesMy daylilies say to keep the soil moist, but the leaves are turning yellow

 

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Removing Decals From A MotorhomeDo you have any ideas as to what will take decals off the outside of a motorhome? We are wanting to put new ones on but can't get the decals and glue off.

 

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Decorating the Wall Behind Your BedAny ideas to decorate the wall behind my bed as I don't have a headboard (maybe with fabric)? I have a king size bed. Could I use pretty placemats? Also, how do you make a decorative type of mosquito net?

 

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Making a Purse from T-shirtsI have some tank tops and t-shirts that I can no longer wear but I like the designs on them and would like to keep them. I have thought of turning them into purses, but don't know how.

 

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Planning For A Pamper PartyI am going to be hosting a surprise pamper party for my mom's 50th birthday I have someone coming to give massages but I'm looking for ideas on how to decorate, things we can do, recipes, goodie bags, etc.

 

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Swimming With Strep Throat?Is it OK for my daughter go swimming in the pool with strep throat? She's been on antibiotics for 3 days now.

 

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Setting Up a Stage for an Outdoor Birthday PartyI'M having my 15th birthday party with my best friend Shelby since our birthdays are only 4 days apart. We want to have a bonfire but we also want my friends band to play there.

 

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Home Treatment For Diabetes BlistersI have blisters on my legs from diabetes. I know I should see my doctor but I don't drive anymore and there is no one available to take me.

 

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