July 25, 2007

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Perky Parsley TomatoesCut a thin slice off the bottom of each tomato so it sits flat. Cut each tomato into 1/2 inch horizontal slices; reassemble tomatoes, stacking slices on top of each other. Place the stacks in a 9x13 inch dish.

 

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Banana Bacana PieMix together sugar, lemon, rind and butter. Place bananas cut lengthwise into pieshell. Heat sugar mix in micro 1 min. Place on top of bananas. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Then cover with coconut. Bake at 350 degrees F (until crust is brown).

 

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Sun PunchIn a large punch bowl, combine the orange juice, lemonade and cream soda. Top with scoops of sherbet. Serve immediately.

 

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Luncheon Chicken SaladIn a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, green pepper, pickle relish, carrot and pimientos. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper; spoon over chicken mixture and toss to coat.

 

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Shrimp Cocktail BeverageCombine all ingredients in a gallon container, Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve cold

 

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Spritz Butter BlossomsPlace sugar and almonds in a food processor; cover and process until almonds are finely ground. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar mixture. Beat in the egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

 

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Couscous Veggie Chicken SaladCut chicken breast into small pieces and saute in sesame oil until cooked. Add almonds near the end so they get a little browning, too. Set aside.

 

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Ham Pot PieCombine water and bouillon granules; set aside. Melt butter in a skillet over low heat; add 1/4 cup flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add bouillon mixture and evaporated milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.

 

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Chicken GumboPlace flour in a 10 inch cast-iron skillet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 1 hour or until very dark brown, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove skillet from oven and set aside.combine chicken and water in a large Dutch oven; cook 20 minutes or until chicken is tender.

 

Articles

Laundry Bottle Craft IdeasCraft ideas using laundry detergent bottles. Cut the top half off a plastic clothes detergent or fabric softener bottle leaving as much of the handle as possible. The bottom half of the bottle will become the boat.

 

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Empty Milk Carton for Watering PlantsI really didn't know where to put this tip, it covers so many aspects! Instead of lugging home a bottle/packet of commercial plant fertilizer, try this quick and easy tip.

 

gift mix in a jar

Uses for Recycled Glass JarsWays to use recycled glass jars from condiments and other foods. Post your own ideas here.

 

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Print Grocery Coupons From The InternetI have always been an occasional coupon clipper, but it always seemed like taking the time to cut out each coupon was more trouble than it was worth. Fortunately, I have found a much easier way to get coupons, on the Internet.

 

9 Year Old With The CameraMy 9 year old granddaughter took my camera outside to takes some pictures and this is one of them.

 

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Wall Baskets For Bathroom OrganizingNeed more storage space in your bathroom for all of your toiletry items? If you're like me, your bathroom cabinet can't hold all of your beauty items and causes constant disarray.

 

A teakettle that has been painted white and black.

Tea Kettle Yard ArtI painted this tea kettle white and put black splatters on it. I set it on an old iron stove that sits on our deck. I will probably put some plants in it.

 

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Making a BedWhen making your bed, put the fitted sheet on one corner of the foot then go around to the opposite side to the head of the bed and put the sheet on and finish. You will never again make your bed any other way, no more of the sheet slipping off.

 

Tracy's DelphiniumsI don't know about the rest of you but my delphiniums are huge this summer. Enjoy the photo.

 

Backyard Drive In MoviesA fun summer party idea is a back-yard drive-in. You simply need a laptop computer that can play DVD's, a projector that connects to the laptop to project your image onto the screen, and a screen.

 

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Look for Free Putting GreensWe are lucky to live very near to a lovely urban park. My husband is a golfer, and we can get out and use the putting green at the municipal golf course gratis.

 

2 Siamese cats watching bird cage

Moki and Simba (Siamese)Moki and Simba are 4 years old Siamese cats. We bought them as kittens, They like to sleep and play "catch the moving fingers under the bed covers."

 

Questions

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Information About a Coronado Precision Sewing MachineI have a coronado precision sewing machine 45-4118. I would like to find out what company made it and when.

 

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Recipes for a Great DaneI need a dog food recipe for a 120 pound great dane that I can feed her daily.

 

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Drilling Holes In Sea ShellsI have many shells that I would like to make into necklaces but I don't know how to drill a hole in them? Here are several ideas that have been posted by the ThriftyFun community.

 

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Knitted Hockey SocksI have acquired (rescued) a fair amount of used knitted hockey socks (like leg warmers). They were on their way to the trash and of course I thought there must be something that could be done with them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

 

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Smelly Paperback BooksI recently purchased a large lot of paperback books. The books are in great physical condition. They smell horrible. I believe they have been in a garage for years. (Old gas, oil, exhaust-just like you would think). Any way to remove the smell? Thanks!

 

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Purchasing a Prefab HouseI am thinking about purchasing a prefab house but I don't know much about them other than that they are less expensive than a traditional one. Any advice or comments would be appreciated.

 

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Alli ReviewsHave any of you tried Alli, the new OTC weight loss product, and if so, what are your opinions of it?

 

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Carpet Stain RemoversHow do you get a dirt stain out of carpet?

 

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