July 20, 2007

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Red, White and Green SaladCombine first 4 ingredients; stir well. Combine broccoli, cauliflower, tomato and green onions. Add mayonnaise mixture and toss gently. Chill 3-4 hours.

 

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Butternut Squash Pudding (Microwave)Pierce squash 6 or 8 times with a fork. Place squash on paper towels in microwave oven. Microwave, uncovered, at high 16-18 minutes, turning squash after 8 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut squash in half, and remove and discard seeds.

 

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Strawberry Rhubarb DumplingsCooking your dumplings on strawberries and rhubarb makes for a delicious dessert.

 

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Quick Corn RelishCombine first 6 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Remove to a serving bowl; cover and refrigerate 4-8 hours, if desired.

 

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Marmalade-Glazed Carrots (Crockpot)In a 3 quart slow cooker, combine the carrots, marmalade, 1 Tbsp. of the water, brown sugar, butter and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 5 - 6 hours or until carrots are tender.

 

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Cranberry PuddingCombine dry ingredients. Add milk, cranberries and melted butter. Bake about 1 hour at 375 degrees F. Serve warm with sauce.

 

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Lemon Meringue TarteBeat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt together until stiff peaks form. Add sugar gradually and continue beating until very stiff. Spread in a buttered 9 inch pie plate. Place in 450 degree F oven.

 

Articles

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Pie Server To Get Every Bit Out Of Food PacketsDo you buy those new foil packets or pouches of salmon, tuna or chicken products? Do you have trouble getting out all the little pieces from the corners of the packages?

 

Walking Onion

Walking OnionIf you like onion, the Walking Onion is a fun one to grow. Completely edible from the bulbs to the greens to the little bublets that grow on it's tips, this mild tasting onion is a great conversation starter as well.

 

working mother

A Child's Reminder Of A Working MotherThe picture is of my daughter in her work uniform with a Federal Express box kneeling down by her daughter who is sitting in a stroller. I will frame this picture and when Mommy goes to work, Hannah can get the picture and know where Mommy is going.

 

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Freezing GrapesI've been freezing red, seedless grapes for years. I buy 10-15 lbs. at a time. I separate the grapes from the stems, place in a large colander, rinse well and then place them in another collander in layers with paper towels in between to absorb all the moisture.

 

Bella (Chihuahua and Daschund)Bella is a 1 year old Chihuahua and Daschund mix. We adopted Bella from the Humane Society of North Texas 3 months ago. She has lots of chew toys that she tears up all over the house, and she is always making the cat (Sophie) mad so that she will chase her.

 

ice cream sundae

Old Fashioned Soda Fountain Treats (Part 3 -...Well, here we are with part three of our "walk down Memory Lane". I sure hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I did. The basic construction of a sundae is ice cream in the bottom with a topping and garnishes on top.

 

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Look For New Gift Items At Thrift StoresWhen I am in thrift shops, I always look for little gift items - there are so many occasions to give little gifts - besides birthdays, there are get well gifts and so on.

 

Clean and Green Bathrooms

Clean and Green BathroomsThere's two ways to add green to your cleaning routine, save money and save the planet. Get rid of those harsh and expensive chemical cleaners and look at a whole new way of cleaning the house. Start with what's probably the first room that comes to mind, the bathroom.

 

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Dealing with Heat at WorkI work in a hot factory, and keep a spray bottle filled with water to spritz now and then. I also wet a paper towel with cold water and put in the middle of my bra.

 

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Chinese Fusion DelightAdd 2 packages ramen noodles and one of the packets to cold water, bring to boil. Turn off heat, let sit until tender. While sitting, saute chopped onions (to taste) in peanut oil.

 

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Personalized Name Decoration for NurseryI'm not particularly crafty, but at the end of my pregnancy, I suddenly decided I had to have something with my daughter's name or initials in her room. I didn't like the style or cost of wooden letters, so I made my own wall art while I was off work, waiting for my due date.

 

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It's Cool In the UKTo keep cool, move to the UK its sooooooooooooooo freezing here!

 

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Free Landscaping Programs?Are there any free programs that doesn't come with spam, viruses, or spyware that I can use to plan my landscaping on? I'm just moving into a place and there are many things I'd like to have, but I know what it would look like if I don't plan it... like a disaster.

 

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Housebreaking Litter Trained Dachshunds?I am having trouble housebreaking my 2 dachshunds, ages 2 and 4. They were litter trained when I lived in an apartment and so they are used to going to the washroom whenever they want. We moved into a new house a few weeks ago and I want them to go outside all the time.

 

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Pizza Box Stain on Furniture?We put a hot pizza box on our wood coffee table and now we have white heat stains on the table. Does anyone know of anything that can remove these stains? I appreciate your assistance.

 

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Tanning Oil Stain on Clothing?How can I get out the tanning oil stain in my cotton/spandex dress?

 

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Listening Suggestions For Online Radio Shows?I like to listen to radio shows that are available online while I clean house. Lately, I've been wanting something new and different to listen to.

 

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Where Do The Pictures of Pets Come From?Where do you find the pictures of pets that are in the contest?

 

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Fried Egg Poppy Success In Mid Atlantic States?I am trying to find out if anyone in the Mid Atlantic States (Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina) has had any success with a "Fried Egg Poppy" plant (matilija poppy or Romneya Coulteri).

 

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Where do Earwigs Nest?Can earwigs nest in the couches and beds? I am moving out of my Basement Apartment and I don't want to take them with me. Can someone please help me out with this one?

 

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Craft Ideas for Camping?We enjoy camping and would like some ideas on some craft ideas to do while on a 3-5 day camping trip. Recently, we took a 5 day camping trip and made the bowling ball garden ornament.

 

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Food Savings While Visiting Disney World?This will be my daughter Mackenzie's first time going to Disney in Florida. We saved and saved for this trip. I found a FANTASTIC deal on the non stop flight there and back for $76.33 and we got a 4 star hotel for $31.00 a night.

 

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Saving Money on Carpet?Tips for saving money on buying carpet for your home.

 

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Suntan Lotion Stains on Clothing?How do I remove suntan lotion from a white cotton gauze beach coverup?

 

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Musty Cellar?How do I control musty odor in and old cellar?

 

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East Side Mario's Kung Pow Chicken?Does anyone have any idea how to make this the way the restaurant does. They took it off the menu and I love it!

 

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Cigarette Smoke Coming From My Neighbor's Yard?My disgusting chain-smoking neighbor sits on his porch and smokes constantly. The smoke wafts gently over to my house which is approximately 100 feet away. The 30 foot high cedar hedge between us does nothing to stop the smoke. The neighbor sits on his ground floor balcony.

 

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American Eskimo and Daschund Mix?Does anyone know or have pictures of a American Eskimo and Daschund mix?

 

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Looking For Waverly Fabric "Mountain View"?I desperately need at least 10 yards of a discontinued Waverly fabric, "Mountain View", Pattern #665793, in Color, Saddle. (This fabric has a two-tone beige "foliage" background with a "blackline" deer and floral motif superimposed throughout.)

 

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Recipes Using Fennel?I went to the supermarket and saw fennel for the first time so I bought it, but I don't know how to cook it or use it in food. Can you send me a couple recipes so that I can try something.

 

Saving Money on Long Distance?Tips for saving money on calling long distance. I dropped my land line and only use a cell phone. It's great because I can walk around the city and feel safe, plus, anyone can get a hold of me in an emergency.

 

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