July 11, 2007

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Recipes

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Pineapple Cherry Ice CreamMaking your own ice cream isn't as hard as it may seem.

 

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Peach Raspberry JamPlace peaches in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mash the raspberries; strain to remove seeds, if desired. Add raspberries and lemon juice to peaches. Stir in sugar.

 

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Apple Custard Coffee CakeIn a bowl, combine biscuit mix, 1/4 cup sugar, milk and vanilla; mix well. Stir in pecans. Pour into a greased 9 inch square baking dish. Toss apples with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon. Sprinkle over batter.

 

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Artichoke Tuna TossIn a saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Stir in vermicelli with contents of seasoning packets, artichokes, tuna, peas, oil, vinegar and garlic.

 

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Pressure Cooker Beef StewIn a pressure cooker, brown roast on all sides in oil. Remove roast. Add cooking rack; return roast to pan. Add cooking rack; return roast to pan. Add 4 cups of water.

 

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Elegant Chocolate CakeIn a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, oil and milk. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in vanilla. Transfer to a greased 8 inch square baking pan.

 

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Blueberry Chicken SaladSet aside a few blueberries for garnish. In a large bowl, gently combine the chicken, celery, red pepper, onions and remaining blueberries. Combine the yogurt, mayonnaise and salt; drizzle over chicken mixture and gently toss to coat.

 

Articles

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Using Less Oil in a SkilletI saw this on Chef Paul Prudhomme's TV show. He said to stir the food in the oil, then drain the oil off, then place into a skillet. This was his suggestion.

 

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Saving On Electricity In The SummerWe live in Central Mississippi and the weather is hot everyday, between 95 and 100. We are trying to keep our air conditioning costs down for the summer and save money, so the ceiling fans and box fans are getting used a lot.

 

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Belle (Miniature Long Haired Dachshund)Belle (well actually Princess Belle of Gunn) is 2 1/2 years old and is a Miniature Long Haired Dachshund. We got her from a breeder.

 

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Golf Tee For Filling Screw HoleWhen I have a screw hole that has been waddled out and need to fill it, I just drive a wooden golf peg in it as far as it will go and then break the remaining of it off.

 

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Concerns About Bathroom Plug BuzzingWhen I tried to plug in my hair dryer this morning the GFCI in my bathroom buzzed whenever the prongs touched the outlet. There was also a small puff of smoke.

 

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Ice Cube Trays Are Not Just For Ice AnymoreI purchased a set of 4 trays for $1 at my local discount store and have used them for all sorts of non-ice items. Cubes thaw faster than blocks of food in larger sizes, and store easily in zipper freezer bags. Just be sure to label the bags.

 

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Cork Wreath Out of Wine CorksMaking a cork wreath is fun and uses up all those wine corks you and your friends have. I used a large wreath with greenery on it, hot glued over 300 corks and wine labels (shaped into rolls) to it. Put them close together for a really great look.

 

Card Holder made from fork

Fork Business Card or Place Card HolderTake old silver fork which you can pick up a yard sales, etc. Need four prong one, bend outside prongs at an angle and separate and bend up middle to prongs.

 

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A Healthier Alternative To MayoInstead of mayo, instead of Miracle Whip, I have found a healthier alternative. In short, I tried hummus at a restaurant, and it was excellent. It's basically beans. I bought a package that you reconstitute with cold water.

 

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Nail Polish Remover To Clean Graffiti Off Vinyl SidingSpray paint off vinyl siding, teens thought this was fun in my neighborhood. All of us got one! I found that nail polish remover and a nail brush, plus elbow grease got black paint off light tan siding without bleaching out the vinyl siding.

 

Questions

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Chocolate Roll Cake?I have misplaced my Chocolate Roll Cake recipe. I have surfed different web sites and none of the recipes sound familiar. My recipe used a cream cheese filling. Does anyone have this recipe?

 

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Removing Candle Wax From Glass?How can I remove candle wax from a glass tabletop?

 

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Where Can I Find A Round Rubber Jar Opener?Hi, I am trying to find a jar opener. It's usually round, rubbery with a slight texture to it. It's usually given as a give-a-way from businesses. You hold it in your hand as you are attempting to open a tight jar lid.

 

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Making And Selling Air Freshener Sprays?Hello, I am new to this site and would like to ask a question. Does anyone know how to make a strong long lasting room spray that is legal to sell?

 

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How To Preserve Soymilk?Hi, I want to know how to preserve soymilk for a period of time. I will like to go into large scale production of soymilk in my vicinity.

 

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Repainting Plaster Walls?I have a house that was built in the 1950's and have plaster walls. I am taking down the wall paper in my kitchen and I don't know what do you next. I would like to paint it but do I need to prime it first?

 

Uses for Scrap Fabrics?Ideas from the ThriftyFun community on what to do with small ends of yard goods after using for crafts. Post your own tips here.

 

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Blister Beetles on Tomato Plants?For the second year we are having a problem with blister beetles on our tomato plants. Last year they were pretty much confined to the tomatoes and we treated with pesticides. This year they seem to have spread. I just saw them on plants on the other side of the house.

 

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McCormick Mediterranean Pasta Mix Recipe?Does anyone know the ingredients for McCormick Mediterranean pasta mix? It has been discontinued and my family loves that pasta salad.

 

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Grilling Fresh Tuna Steaks?I was planning on cooking fresh tuna steaks on the grill tonight--the forecast is for stormy weather. Can I cook these on my indoor counter top grill or should I freeze them for another time and go to Plan B for dinner?

 

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Decorations For Firefighter Wedding Rehearsal Dinner?My son is getting married on the 21st of July. I am short on time and have thought of everything possible to do for the rehearsal dinner decorations.

 

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Peace Lily With Brown Leaves?Once a peace lily leaves starts browning on the edges, will they continue to brown or will it eventually stop? What can I do to make sure that the new leaves don't start browning?

 

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Rhinestone Jewelry Kits?I am looking for rhinestone jewelry kits, like the ones that used to be sold at Leewards. The kits were for Rhinestone earrings and pins.

 

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Pool Party Food Ideas?I need some ideas on food and snacks for my pool party. It's Hawaiian themed. Decorating, too.

 

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Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Fudge Recipe?I'm looking for a recipe for chocolate fudge with peanut butter swirl.

 

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Getting Long Doilies To Lay Flat?I have just finished a two day project, washing and starching then ironing the many doilies I use through our home. Some are antique from my grandmother and newer ones (10 years old) from my aunt.

 

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Removing Spilt Milk Smell From Refrigerator?How do I get rid of a spilt milk smell. It is a stale smell from the inside of the fridge.

 

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Diapers For Very Little Dogs?I have a baby Chihuahua (male) that is not even 1 lb but too young to potty train right now. I would like to get a diaper that would fit him, but not even the xxxsmall diaper for dogs under 2lbs is small enough.

 

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Bread Mixer Recommendations?Recommendation on a good mixer for making bread with fresh ground whole wheat: Electrolux, Cuisinart, Kitchenaid? Which one and are there others?

 

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End of Year Gifts for Cheerleaders?I am looking for ideas for cheerleading end of the year gifts.

 

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Keeping Cats Out of a Pond?How can I keep my cats and neighbor cats out of my pond? They are eating my fish and frogs.

 

What's Growing in the Compost Pile?Can anybody tell me what kind of plant this is? It is growing in my compost. I compare it to a cuke and musk leaf. I don't think it is that, but the leaves are about 2 ft. across.

 

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