July 23, 2007

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Turkey Pot PieCombine first 9 ingredients in a Dutch oven; cover and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. Remove turkey, and chop meat into bite size pieces; set aside. Strain broth, reserving 2 3/4 cups.

 

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Chocolate Chip PizzaSift together flour, baking powder, salt & soda. Set aside. Combine melted margarine and brown sugar. Beat until blended using mixer at medium speed. Add egg, hot water and vanilla.

 

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Banana-Pecan SquaresPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Blend in egg, banana and vanilla.

 

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Bubble BreadI bought one of those recipe books that seniors sell to make money for their senior trip. I've had this one since my daughter was in the 12th grade. I've thumbed through it a couple times, until last night! I read each recipe and found quite a few that look and sound appetizing.

 

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Where Can I Find The $10 Dinners?In a recent newsletter, wasn't there a topic that was $10 meals or something like that. It was shells, sausage and something else. I was trying to copy it to my word processing program and I lost it and I had deleted the message before I was really ready to delete it.

 

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Harvest Apple Upside-Down CakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. For topping, pour butter into 9 inch square baking pan; tilt pan to evenly coat bottom of pan. In small bowl, combine walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly onto bottom of pan.

 

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Fiesta Rib Eye SteaksPlace tortillas on a sheet of heavy duty foil. Fold foil around tortillas and seal tightly; set aside. Drizzle both sides of steaks with lime juice. Grill, covered, over medium hot heat for 7-9 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness.

 

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Mulled Grape CiderThe perfect drink to serve at an evening party. This warm cider is easy to make and delicious.

 

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Cold Curry SauceThis works well with cold turkey, chicken or prawns and is ideal for picnics, gatherings or for even sprucing up those cold left overs after Thanksgiving/Christmas, and can be as hot or as mild as you like!

 

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Strawberry Rhubarb CrepesIn a small mixing bowl, beat eggs, milk and butter.combine the flour, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon; add to egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg.

 

Articles

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Don't Take No For An AnswerJust today I had another reminder of how true it is not to take no for an answer! I was on the phone, trying to get a credit card refund for an item I HAD returned, and at first the customer service person on the line said, "No."

 

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Buy And Use Miscellaneous Craft Scraps to Embellish Greeting CardsOne woman's remnant, is another woman's reward. Every single garage sale/estate sale I have ever been to has had at least one bag of miscellaneous sewing notions: buttons, lace, beads, and threads for cheap.

 

Concrete Patio Blocks

Making Concrete Patio BlocksHow do you make concrete blocks? We just poured leftover concrete in buckets, had everyone sign and hand print one. When the concrete is dry, they come right out.

 

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A Wife's Duties (A Joke)Three men were sitting together bragging about how they had given their new wives duties. The first man had married a woman from Iowa and had told her that she was going to do dishes and house cleaning.

 

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Chemicals in Household ProductsRecently I have learned about the vast amount of harmful chemicals in make up, skin care, hair care, and bath and body products. Now that I have educated myself on some of the ingredients, I am switching brands or making some of my own products.

 

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Use A Band Aid For Straight SeamsThis tip is for all sewers! I'm 65 and I learned this from my mother when I was about ten or twelve. Many times it is hard to sew a straight seam because your machine's markings aren't clear or easy to see.

 

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Use A Daily Planner For OrganizingI know people who are pretty scattered in their thinking and life. I suggest to them to get a daily planner. You can make your own. Just get a notebook and each page is a day. Put in at least 30 days. Start with today, put down every thing you have to do today.

 

Dump Truck Cake

Dump Truck Birthday CakeFor my son's second birthday, we had a construction zone theme. We put a new toy plastic dumptruck on the table to fill with chips (until my son wanted to play with it!), the invitations were made with hard-hat die cuts, and the cake was a truck with donut wheels.

 

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Beaded Thong BookmarksBeaded bookmarks--often marketed as "Book Thongs" and sold for seven to ten dollars at bookstores, but easy to make and an excellent project to use up odd bead leftovers from other projects. These also make lovely gifts--especially if you are also giving a book!

 

Artemis (Long Hair Tortoise Shell)

Artemis (Long Hair Tortoise Shell)Artemis is one year old and is a long-haired tortoiseshell cat. Artemis came from the animal control shelter about a year ago when she was a two-pound kitten crying her head off and hanging on the bars of her cage.

 

Questions

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Floor With Black, Red and White Tiles?My laundry room floor has black, red and white tiles. What colour should I paint the walls?

 

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Pen Stains In Entire Load Of Laundry?I accidentally washed a pen inside of my shorts pocket in a FULL load of laundry, containing my daughters adorable clothes and my husbands work clothes.

 

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Stuggling Rhubarb?Today is July 23, and just yesterday I was given some rhubarb to transplant, I have planted it in full sun, and have spaced the root out some. My question is today, just 1 day later, my rhubarb is limp looking, and I'm not sure if it is going to make it.

 

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Buying Bulk Marigolds?I am looking for bulk marigolds to string together for the garlands in an Indian wedding, anyone know where I can get them? So far I can only find seeds.

 

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Food Coloring Stain on Carpet?My son got blue food coloring on our light brown carpet. We are moving out in a month and need this stain gone! How do I get it out?

 

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Dark Purple Banana Peppers?I have a couple banana peppers that are turning a dark purple, what gives? The peppers appear fine, nice and shiny and growing strong. The stems have some darker stripes running through them. They are sweet bananas.

 

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Finding a Home for a Baby Bird?I found a baby bird on our steps outside and have been feeding it. I need to find a home for it. What do I do?

 

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Cleaning a Hamilton Coffee Maker?How do I clean my stained Hamilton Beach coffee maker?

 

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Streak Free Bathroom Tiles?I have 4x4 white tiles with white grout around my double sinks in the master bath. I can get them clean but by the end of the day they have spots and streaks. I have used the "wipes" - hoping for a longer lasting fix. I have even thought of using tile sealer. Any ideas would be appreciated.

 

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Locating Free Tires?Where would be the best place for me to find old used tractor or truck tires free? I am not sure if this should go under crafts or gardening or other as I am using them for a few things.

 

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Crayon Stain on Suede?How do I get out crayon out of a suede couch?

 

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Kitchen Wall Color Advice With Black And Cherrywood?What wall colors can be used for black counters, floors and cherrywood cabinets?

 

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When Can I Trim A Puppy's Nails?When can you trim toe nails on a 7 week pit puppy.

 

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Recipes For Turia Gourd?What do I do with the turia gourd? It's from India.

 

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Renting Space In L.A. For A Baby Shower?Hi,I am having a baby shower for my daughter but my place is too small for 80 invites and I really don't know anyone that has a bigger place. Can anyone suggest a place that I can rent?

 

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Beer Stain on Silk?I spilled beer all over my new silk dress. I took it to the dry cleaners immediately and pointed out the stain, but they dry cleaned it without removing the stain. Do you have any ideas on how to remove this beer stain even though it is already set in?

 

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Will Dry Heat Harm Wool Clothing?Will dry heat harm wool clothing? Following a bedbug infestation, I would like to use the dryer to be sure bugs and eggs are dead, but I do not want to harm the clothes.

 

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Diesel Stains on Clothing?How do I get diesel stains from clothing?

 

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Displaying Baseball Caps?I have lots of ball caps and wonder if anyone out there has any clever ideas how to display them. I've seen ball cap organizers in magazines but I wonder if anyone has made some kind of device to display/store them? Thanks!

 

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Peach Tree Has Brown And Holey Leaves?Something is eating the leaves of my weeping pink cascade peach tree. What can I do? the leaves have holes in them and the leaves are turning brown.

 

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Chesapeake Border Patter #HH2805-2B?I am looking for a wallpaper border by Chesapeake Border Patter #HH2805-2B. It has birdhouses on angels. It has been discontinued.

 

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Warner Co. Pattern No. AFR7192?I am looking for wall covering. Rooster print on beige background made by the Warner Co. (No. AFR7192), solid vinyl wallcovering. I need 2 rolls.

 

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Water Snakes?How do I stop water snakes from coming around. We have filled in the holes around the dock but they just keep coming area. Any suggestions?

 

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Fig Strawberry Preserves Recipe?I'm looking for a recipe for my Pop-pop. He says his mother used to make fig-strawberry preserves and he is wanting some. I tried one recipe about 2 years ago, but it did not come out well (and yes, I know how to make preserves). Can anyone help me with this?

 

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Uses for Chicken Broth?I boiled a family pack of chicken wings for my mother and I have a pot full of tasty chicken broth on hand. What can I do with the broth? Can it be frozen and used later?

 

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How often should my dog eat?How many times a day does a six month old Pit Bull eat?

 

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