July 19, 2007

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Sausage-Stuffed French LoafCut off ends of French bread loaf, and set ends aside. Hollow out the center of loaf with a long serrated bread knife, leaving a 1/2 inch thick shell. Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add bread ...

 

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Mom's Apple PieHeat oven to 425 degrees F. Prepare pie crust according to package directions for two-crust pie using 9 inch pie pan. In large bowl, combine all filling ingredients; toss lightly. Spoon apple mixture into pie crust-lined pan.

 

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Ribs with Blender Barbecue SaucePlace ribs in a large Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring water to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Drain ribs, and arrange in a large shallow dish. Combine apricots and remaining ingredients in container of an electric blender; blend until smooth.

 

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Hopping JohnSaute' celery, onion, and garlic in vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven until tender. Add water and remaining ingredients except rice. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 40 minutes or until peas are tender.

 

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Pumpkin Snow Cookies and Cream Ice CreamLast night I discovered that I could make quick "Pumpkin Snow Cookies and Cream Ice Cream" from our shaved ice machine ! Here's the 'from memory' recipe I used.

 

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Berry TrifleBake angel food cake according to package directions or purchase a prepared one. Make Jello as directed and put in fridge an hour before assembly. In a clear, tall glass bowl layer ingredients starting with broken up pieces of cake, Jello, berries (mixed together), and Cool Whip.

 

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Peach Glazed CarrotsCook carrots in 1 cup boiling water in a saucepan 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Combine peach preserves and butter; stir into carrots. Cook over low heat until carrots are thoroughly heated.

 

Articles

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Brown Paper Bag WallpaperDo I need to prime the wall first if I am using the brown paper bag technique and do I put anything on top of the bags to seal the wall or coat them like a glaze or something?

 

Stump Waiting for Removal

Inexpensive Stump RemovalAdvice for removing stumps inexpensively from the ThriftyFun community.

 

A garage transformed into livable space.

Garage Turned Into A HomeI'm saving money (so I can keep up with student loan payments!) by living in my parents' garage. I decided to make it a little less garage-like so I'm attacking one area at a time, hiding storage, cleaning old paint stains, organizing my stuff and making it look as homey as possible.

 

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Shine Faucet With Facial Cleaning ClothAfter wiping my makeup off with a facial cleaning cloth, I use it to wipe off my bathroom sink faucet as well as the towel holder. It quickly removes the dirt and grime from the faucet and towel holder, leaving them both bright and shiny.

 

Homemade Barbie Hats From Styrofoam

Homemade Barbie Doll HatsThis is a project that requires supervision for the first step. Decorating will keep the little girl's occupied without much help. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F. Set cups on baking sheet, leaving plenty of room for the shaping.

 

Soldiers in Iraq

Patrick in IraqThis is my fiancee, Patrick (on the right) - deployed to Iraq - we miss him a lot!

 

Vacuum Packing & Food Storage

Vacuum Packing & Food StorageMy newest experiment has been vacuum sealing my food. As one who always loved to "put up" food in glass Mason jars and keep a stocked freezer, the thought of further food preservation intrigued me.

 

A cake shaped like a cross to celebrate First Communion.

Girl's First Communion CakeHi, just wanted to share with you the cake I made for my daughter's First Communion last year.

 

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Wall In Garage For More Square FootageSome friends of ours recently bought a new home. Since neither of them drive, they don't own a car. They had their garage boxed in. They had a contractor put up a wall over the garage door and finish off the rest of the room and ceiling so that it doesn't look like a typical garage.

 

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Hippo TableFor a child's table idea I would strongly urge you to make one great table out of two circular ones with legs, by doing this: Take the legs off one table, paint white, and set aside to dry until later. Draw and cut out the pattern of the top of a hippo head, from a bird's eye view.

 

Questions

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Cleaning a Used Mattress Set?Can anyone tell me how to clean and disinfect a mattress given to me? Then I'll buy one of those mattress cases and mattress pad. Thanks

 

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Looking For Cherry Wood Colored Paint?Hello. I want to paint my Rattan headboard from white to cherry finish? My headboard is Rattan and finished in a white gloss. I want to paint it to match my Cherry bedroom furniture.

 

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Broomstick Shirts Too Large?I made the mistake of lightly ironing two broomstick shirts which made them too large. I have tried shrinking them in the washer and dryer with no success.

 

Good Plants for an Apartment?Recommendations of good plants for apartments that are easy to keep alive. Post your own favorite houseplants here.

 

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Using Pears That Fell Off the Tree?What can I do with pears that have fallen from the tree too early? Will they ripen, if so how do I do it? Can I cook them?

 

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Craigslist Alternatives?I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for good free online advertising. I want to place a couple of ads for household items, furniture and a vehicle. I have already tried Craigslist and it isn't working for me.

 

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Movie Night Craft Ideas?I need help coming up with fun, inexpensive craft ideas for a kids movie night. One night, we will be watching Charlotte's Web and the other will be Over the Hedge. I would like some fun activities/crafts the kids can do before the movie to help make it a fun event.

 

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Buying Zeasorb Powder?Where do I buy Zeasorb powder? It was mentioned in a response under a yeast infection. I am always looking for a good powder and this sounded good.

 

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Leaves Turning Brown on a Nyctanthes Arbor-Tristis?I have planted a rare plant two weeks ago. New leaves started coming, but suddenly from last 3 days leaves started shrinking and leaves are slowly turning brown. I would like to know the reason and remedy for the plant.

 

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