June 29, 2007

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Creamy Vegetable CasserolePrepare vegetables according to package directions; drain and place in a large bowl. Stir in soup and cream cheese. Transfer to a greased 1 qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with croutons.

 

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Horseradish Crab DipIn a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, picante sauce, and horseradish; mix well. Stir in the crab. Serve with celery.

 

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Brats with OnionsIn a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil. Add bratwurst. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until bratwurst is firm and cooked.

 

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Chinese Cole SlawPour over coleslaw mixture and chill well overnight.

 

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Crunchy Banana SplitsIn a bowl, combine the cornflakes, butter and pecans. Drop ice cream by 1/2 cupfuls into cornflake mixture and roll into a ball. Place two banana quarters in each dessert dish.

 

Articles

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Scrapbooks Of My Mind - Free E-Book OnlineFree book on internet. Rick Jason's autobiography (from the TV show Combat!) It's very interesting.

 

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Watch Amazon Warranty InformationI was reading a product review on Amazon.com and the person said that the warranty for an item was 3 years, but upon receiving the electric pan, the warranty mentioned only 3 months.

 

My Plant WindowPlants are both an inexpensive way to brighten your decor, and helpful to indoor air quality.

 

Lime Green Wedding Cake

Lime Green Wedding Cake with Fresh FlowersJust wanted to share a picture of my daughter's wedding cake. I really was concerned about the lime-green color, but it turned out very pretty.

 

two patriotic dogs

Fourth of July Safety for PetsWater your yard to prevent fire works from setting fire to the grass and perhaps the car or the house. Keep the pets inside. It's the worst day of the year for pets. Dogs run off more often on the Fourth of July than any other day.

 

A pair of Fourth of July candle holders made from clay pots.

4th of July Candle HoldersThese candle holders are made from clay pots. Paint the pots and saucers in patriotic colors, let dry, then stencil on stars or stripes or free hand it. Just use your imagination. Let dry. Seal if you like, then put in candles.

 

Frugal Ways To Save On UtilitiesI think I am frugal, my grandkids think I am cheap. I live alone in south Florida so saving on my power is very important. I NEVER shut my a/c off. It takes less than 20 minutes for my hot water heater to furnish enough water for me to do my dishes, shower and whatever other small hot water projects I may have.

 

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Fly Swatter CraftGlue veil-like material on swatter part, stuffing with poupourri. You can either make a draw string at top so it's refillable or just glue all edges. Glue lace around wire part and glue flowers in center all the way down to swatter.

 

Photo of a kid finger painting.

Saving Money on Child CareDuring the summer months, child care costs can skyrocket for families with kids getting out of school. What are your tips for saving money on child care?

 

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Return Junk Mail To SenderIf you notice that most of it has a return address on it. He told us to cross out our names and put "return to sender" on it and the compnay that sent it has to end up paying the return postage for it. I do this all the time and it has worked.

 

Green Iguana

Rex (Green Iguana)Rex is a 7 year old Green Iguana. I adopted her from my older son while he was going into the US Navy. She likes to sleep in the bed with me, her mommy. Rex is a ray of pure sunshine,

 

buying apples

Saving Money on FruitTips from the ThriftyFun community. Here in L.A. we have orange vendors and that's the best place to get nice, juicy, ripe oranges! And we also go to farmer's markets to get the best deals in seasonal fruit - so we can splurge on things like nectarines, peaches and strawberries!

 

Web Worm AdviceI read about web worms in today's newspaper. Then looked at the neighbor's tree. Yup, the season has arrived. Among other things, the most natural treatment is to rip a hole in the web so natural predators can get in there and finish the job.

 

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Homemade Detangling SprayMy two little girls both have tender scalps, and one has long hair that tangles easily. The other one has curly red hair with a mind of it's own! I have had to buy commercial detangling spray to keep them from hollering while having their hair brushed in the mornings.

 

Closeup of gray and white house bunny.

Tips for a House Bunny (and Mice)When we first were given our house bunny years ago, I did my homework only to find that the main bunny info sites were giving out way too much info to help fund the vets who specialize in bunnies and no info that truly helped the owner.

 

Questions

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"Oil" Spots on Wood Furniture?I have a dark wood table, that has what looks like oil spots on it but it will not come off. I have used mild soap and water and furniture polish.

 

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Long Distance Providers in Las Vegas?What are the best long distance providers in my area?

 

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What are my dog's chances?I purchased a toy pom from a local pet store on 6/18, which now I know was a complete mistake. They received him from the breeder on the 6/16 so he had his first series of vaccinations. On the third day of having him he had thrown up in his crate it looked like a murder scene.

 

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The Great Big Kids Book (Pattern #GB 8112-1)?I am in need of 1 double roll of wallpaper. It is discontinued from The Great Big Kids Book (pg. 56, pattern #GB 8112-1). It is a blue denim color with what looks like a double white pinstripe, about every 6 inches or so.

 

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Can I Change A Circuit Breaker Myself?The power keeps going off in one room of the house. I changed the outlet, didn't help. If it's the circuit breaker, can I change it myself?

 

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Getting Rid of Tobacco Worms?How do get I get rid of tobacco worms?

 

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Creating a Newsletter Online?I need to find a free, easy web site that will let me print out a newsletter that I want to do for a club I belong too. Not the e-letters, but one I print off myself off my computer.

 

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Crab Bake Recipe?Does anyone have a recipe for what I think was called "crab bake"? I recently had this at a buffet in a Chinese restaurant. It consisted of chunks of imitation crab legs and cheese in a white sauce and was served in a casserole dish.

 

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Removing Caulk from a Faucet?How do I remove rubberized caulk from chrome faucet?

 

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