June 28, 2007

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Recipes

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Trifle For TwoIn a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, coffee powder and sugar until smooth. Beat in whipped topping until blended. Divide cake cubes between two dessert dishes; top with the cream cheese mixture and chocolate chips.

 

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Aloha DipThis is a refreshing delicious dip for the summer months! Mix all together, except the coconut. Chill for at least 1 hour. May serve in bowl with shredded coconut sprinkled on top or also can be made into a ball and rolled in the coconut.

 

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Picante Baked ChickenThis delicious recipe makes wonderfully moist and flavorful chicken.

 

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Thin Crust Pizza DoughI only baked pizza twice in my life, the first one was a disaster and the second, the recipe below, was absolutely delicious! Argentineans are known to bake the best pizza (pronounced pissa) in the entire world.

 

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Pea 'N' Cheese SaladIn a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, relish and seasonings. Stir into pea mixture. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

 

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Crunchy Cashew PorkIn a bowl, combine cornstarch, broth, vinegar, soy sauce and 2 tsp. oil until smooth; set aside. In a large skillet of wok over medium high heat, stir-fry pork in 1 Tbsp. oil until no longer pink; remove and keep warm.

 

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Bratwurst StewIn a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the cabbage; cover and cook for 10 minutes.

 

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Self Crust Pumpkin PieMix all ingredients in a large bowl and pour into a 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 450 for 45-55 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

 

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Pull-Apart Bacon BreadIn a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat for 5 minutes or until partially cooked; drain on paper towels. Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness, brush with 1 Tbsp. of oil. Cut into 1 inch pieces; place in a large bowl.

 

Articles

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Unusual Objects in the GardenHere are some unusual objects that people have in their garden. I use a bright blue bowling ball as a gazing ball in my garden. I have some others that I plan to paint and sink part way in the garden at different intervals.

 

baby shower cake

Quick And Easy Decorated Baby...Bake a cake (either mix or from scratch) in an 11x15 inch pan. This size requires 2 cake mixes to fill. Invert onto cardboard or plastic cake board immediately after baking.

 

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Bargain Frozen BananasWhat a treat! I found very ripe bananas for $1/5 pounds. Very few were soft, so I took a chance. I also bought some chocolate shell, because I remember frozen chocolate covered bananas from my days of working at Knott's Berry Farm.

 

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Freeze Milk Before It Goes BadTo use up milk or cream when it is nearing the expiration date, I will freeze into ice cubes. I then will pop them out and place into a freezer bag for later use.

 

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Non-Food After Their Expiration DateI think that stores should donate past date items to shelters and food banks. But, many of the donation places in my area won't take items that are past date. This is stupid and wasteful.

 

A patriotic garden ball in red, white and blue.

Patriotic Garden BallHere I would like to share an idea that really uses something that most people have or can easily come by and that makes a beautiful decoration for your garden. The instructions are easy and it is not really messy; so it is even something that older children or teenagers might like to do.

 

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Use Paper Grocery Bags For MailingI re-use paper grocery bags by folding them and using mailing/packing tape to make free mailing bags. Just cut off the bottom, or "flat" part. Wrap the item as you would a gift, using staples or tape to fasten the sides.

 

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How Long Will Your Appliance Last?This was in the Dallas Morning News. The idea being that if your appliance is older than the age posted, start saving up for a new one or expecting breakdowns. A friend quoted to me something about "if an appliance repair is over $150, buy another one".

 

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Be Careful About Personal Information On WebsitesPlease be careful about giving out personal info on websites, including thriftyfun.com. Last week I posted a comment about a cute little dog photo on thriftyfun.com. I then got a message from the woman saying I sounded nice and could I email her at her email address.

 

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Make Sure Patio Furniture is in Good RepairWhen you bring out your patio furniture, check that it's still in good condition - especially wood or wicker. I knew someone who was in an accident when the wicker chair he was in fell apart and he fell off an elevated patio!

 

Release Your Inner ChildI am 56 years old. Snoopy and the Peanut Gang are my favorite friends. Every day, I must buy a toy for myself because my childhood was so beautiful, it's so difficult to part with it.

 

Hannah And Her Kee-KeeThis picture is of our granddaughter Hannah on her second birthday. She has a kitten she named "Kee-Kee". We are trying to teach her to be gentle with Kee-Kee.

 

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Dryer Sheets For Shining FaucetsIf you need to clean and shine your bathroom taps in a hurry, grab a soft rinse impregnated sheet, meant for adding to your clothes dryer, and just buff for a great shine.

 

Questions

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Making Sock SweatersDoes anyone know how to make sock sweaters. I make clay sculptured ornaments and wanted to put a sweater and cap on some of them.

 

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Preventing Edges From Rolling When KnittingCan anyone tell me how to knit without having the edges roll? I just did a throw, and the only edge that isn't rolled is the one with ribbing.

 

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How Long To Keep Financial RecordsHow long do we have to keep records of PAID credit card bills, etc

 

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Advice For Vacationing In Ft. Lauderdale, FLI will be traveling to the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area in September and wondered if anyone had any tips on the best areas to stay at.

 

Recommendations for Floor BrushI'm tearing my hair out over my floor brush. I've tried all sorts of different types but they all end up getting bent and covered in fluff which I can't get off. Has anyone discovered a type of brush that this doesn't happen to? It's disgusting!

 

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Safety Of Microwaving Potatoes In PlasticMicrowaving potatoes in a plastic bag. How can this be safe? I recently was told by a relative that she places a scrubbed and washed whole potato in a plastic grocery bag and ties it shut. She then sticks it in the microwave and the potatoes come out wonderfully moist, not wrinkled and dried up.

 

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Cleaning Stick Deodorant Off Of LeatherHi, I was driving around the other day with a stick of deodorant in my parents car. It was really hot out that day, and when I returned from a stint at my friends house, I had found the deodorant stick had melted and leaked onto the seats.

 

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Information about Havre de Grace, MDWe are interested in the Havre de Grace, MD area and would like to hear from people who live there or in the area.

 

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Cream Cheese Dip Without Salsa Or PeppersI'm looking for a dip or spread recipe using cream cheese that does NOT have salsa or peppers in it.

 

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Making WreathsI am looking for instructions for how to make wreaths.

 

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GE Washer ProblemsI recently bought a brand new GE washing machine, my last one i had for 16 years. Well with my new one, if I don't get the wash out within 5 minutes of being done i have to rewash it.

 

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Antique Theme CurtainsI am restoring an old house (1940) and want to keep the antique theme inside. I am trying to be frugal at this point. I hung some curtains that I had, tan tab style in the breakfast room, they look "blah".

 

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Ant RepellentsDoes anyone know of a natural house ant repellent. Tiny black ants. They're getting into everything.

 

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Sealing Silver and Brass After PolishingWhat can I seal silver or brass ornaments with to stop them tarnishing after polishing?

 

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Can You Still Buy Console Televisions?I want to know if any company still makes console televisions. I mean the kind that look like furniture with wood around the screen, and sits on the floor.

 

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Finding Soft BandanasAny suggestions for finding bandanas that are soft? My husband uses the old fashioned bandanas for hankies, and his are looking horrible and need to be replaced?

 

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Buying A Futon For Under $200.00I am looking for a futon under $200. I don't really want a used one, but don't know where to find one that cheap. I've been looking on the internet but haven't had much luck on finding a new one.

 

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Dog Odor In My YardWhat can I use to get rid of dog odor in the back yard?

 

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