July 10, 2007

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Recipes

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Pesto Chicken Penne Cook the pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, whisk together pesto mix, milk and oil. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

 

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Creme De Menthe BrowniesMelt together, let cool slightly and spread over brownies. Chill for at least an hour. cut into 1 inch squares. Rich and delicious!

 

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Tender Lemon ChickenIn a pressure cooker, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender; remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Brown the chicken, a few pieces at a time, in the cooker. Return onion mixture and all chicken to pan.

 

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Crispy Pretzel BarsIn a large microwave safe bowl, combine the sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peanut butter until blended.

 

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Broccoli Waldorf SaladEnjoy this fruity salad with nutritious broccoli for a delicious side dish.

 

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Caramel Chocolate SauceIn a 1 qt. microwave safe bowl, combine the caramels, chocolate chips, milk and butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes; stir.

 

Articles

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Tennis Ball MassageFor a do-it-yourself back massage that works every time, try this: Place two tennis balls into the toe of a man's long tube sock. Hold the sock by the top and lower the toe of the sock (with the balls inside) over your shoulder and onto your back.

 

Recovering Aloe Plant

Recovering Aloe PlantHere is that same aloe plant after the January freeze we had in Southern California. It is recovering.

 

Black lab puppy

Zoey (Black Labrador Retriever)Zoey is a 13 week old Black Lab. We got Zoey from a neighbor whose dog has puppies. We got her when she was 5 weeks old!

 

Felt mouse pin.

Felt Mouse PinHere's a cute little mouse your kids can make to wear, or to use as a gift for someone special, like grandma. Draw and cut a gumdrop shape from cardboard. The sample measures about 3 x 3 inches, is narrower at the top than the bottom and has rounded bottom corners.

 

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Glue Gun Pan While WorkingWhen working with my hot glue gun, having to lay it down between steps, but needing to leave it on, I rest it facing into a cake pan, with the glue spout inside the pan, the handle on the outside.

 

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Mark Puzzle Pieces For Easy SortingToddlers love to play with puzzles and of course they will always mix the pieces in the same box. I have a three year old boy that just started with the 24 pieces and he will put the pieces together and want someone to sort the puzzle.

 

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Cider Vinegar for Flavoring MeatI have found that cider vinegar is fantastic for making meat more tender and tastier. I use it on every type of meat, except chicken. No matter how much vinegar you put on you, don't taste it.

 

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Serving Dish As Bird BathI wanted a bird bath, but did not want something that my son would try to tip over. So I went to a discount store and found a large shallow glazed serving dish, the one I found happened to be in the shape of a yellow chick, but there were more traditional round or square ones.

 

Waiter and Waitress Tips and AdviceTips for waiters and waitresses from the ThriftyFun community. Have ever been a waitperson? Post your advice here.

 

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Buying Dried Deer Blood in Ontario, CanadaAny one know where I can purchase dried deer blood for pest control in Ontario Canada?

 

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Recycling Weed and Feed Spray BottlesThese type of bottles fit on the end of your water hose and contain a concentrated solution that is sprayed out with the water to fertilize a yard.

 

teddy cake

Teddy Bear CakeHere's a Teddy Bear Cake I made and decorated for my Grandaughter Amy.

 

An angel ornament made from a domino with beads and jewelry findings.

Domino AngelI make angels with dominoes and costume jewelry.

 

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Fold Up Kennel For Obsessive ChewersAs the owner of a overly curious and very hyper Jack Russell, I have learned how to deal with a obsessive chewer. My dog, Abby, was six weeks old when we got her.

 

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Transferring Cellphone InformationMy sister dropped her new cell phone in my Icee. She totally fried it. All you have to do to fix it is simply buy a new or used phone, depending if you are high in money or whatever.

 

Questions

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Ants in My Garden?How do I get ants out of my garden?

 

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Peroxide Stain on Carpet?I have a small "bleached" spot from peroxide on my carpet, the carpet is tan and brand new; I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?

 

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Wedding Reception Locations in San Jose, CA?I am looking to get married in May of 2008. Does anyone know of any reception areas which of course aren't expensive? I would rather a reception outside but more then anything something within budget.

 

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Removing Chewing Gum from Concrete?Any advice for removing chewing gum from a concrete path? It's awfully hot outside now and the gum is gooey. I don't have a clue as to how to remove it.

 

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Meat Serving Sizes for a Mexican Fiesta?I am having a Mexican fiesta for about 60 people and I have no idea how to figure out how much meat (carnitas, carne asada and chicken fajitas) to order! Can you help?

 

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Pancetta Wrapped Around Mozzarella?While was at the grocery store, I saw slices of raw pancetta wrapped around slices of mozzarella. The whole thing was about the size of a fist and tightly wrapped in plastic (like saran wrap). Forgot to write the name of it down. What is it?

 

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Dogs and Cats Getting Under a Mobile Home?I have dogs and my neighbors cats are getting in my yard and under my house (mobile home). My dogs get under there and wreak havoc trying to get to them. I'm afraid they will rip my duct work and other wiring or even get hurt.

 

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Stinky Tevas?Does anyone have a remedy for cleaning stinky Tevas? I have tried dishsoap and water but they just smell worse.

 

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Graduation Party Decorations?My three children will all be graduating in 2008, one High School diploma, one Associates, and one Bachelor's Degree. We will be throwing an outdoor party to celebrate at their grandmother's and I would love any decorative ideas that would encompass the three different schools.

 

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Sunken Eyes from Wearing Glasses?I have worn glasses for years. My eyes are sunk in. What can help?

 

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Cleaning Dog Drool Spots?Our dog is a boxer (mostly) and drools. I can't keep up with just wiping up the spots. How can I really clean the spots and the whole floor a couple of times a week?

 

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Futuristic Decorating Ideas?I am on a tight budget, but I really want to give my home a makeover. I was watching a movie (The Glass House) and loved their house. I kind of wanted to redecorate my furniture, and repaint, etc to make it look more retro style or modern/contemporary look.

 

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Cut on a Leather Sofa?How can I repair a cut on a leather sofa?

 

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Planting After Using Ant Poison?I have a very large ant hill (approx 3' wide by 2'deep and quite high) in perennial plant area of my garden. I have sprayed poison and have dusted the area with ant poison. Do I have to wait for the ants to die or move before planting in the ant mound with new perennials? Will

 

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Tips for Dry Skin?I am looking for tips for dealing with dry skin.

 

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Yellow Stains on Vinyl?How do I remove yellow stains on vinyl?

 

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Smelly Faucet or Pipes?I recently moved into a 75 year old home, and noticed that the upstairs bathroom sink smells. It seems after I wash my hands they smell fishy, and yes the water has an odor. I did get a building inspection and it was never pointed out... maybe the guy didn't feel the need to wash his hands.

 

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Dog Pee Stain on Carpet?My little dog decided to pee in a corner of the room on my beige rug that I didn't catch so the stain set. It's yellow and its smells. I tried store bought cleaners like resolve and others but the stain is still there and it still smells.

 

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14 Month Old Crying for No Reason?My 14 month old daughter is crying for no reason (or so it seems). I have tried everything, rocking, singing, playing. She does this after her nap and she has eaten and had something to drink.

 

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