July 26, 2007

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Zucchini Tea CrispsPreheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, cream margarine or butter and sugar. Beat in lime peel, lime juice and eggs. Stir in flour and squash, chill shape into 1 inch balls on greased cookie sheet.

 

The Ultimate Egg Salad SandwichEgg salad is particularly easy to vary in appealing ways. If the weekend brings a cool or cloudy day, I make a hearty version by adding chopped mushrooms and onions, sauteed until well-browned.

 

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Nana's Chicken PieHomemade chicken pot pie is a favorite around many homes. Try this single crusted pie with lots of chicken.

 

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Citrus BBQ ChickenMix BBQ sauce, peel and ginger. Grill or broil chicken brushing with 1/2 the mix (about 8 minutes, turn over do the same. Also when turned chicken over, also grill rings with light sauce on them.

 

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Curried Chutney SpreadIn a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth; beat in chutney and curry until blended. Just before serving, stir in cashews.

 

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Sub SandwichesWith a sharp knife, loaf in half lengthwise. On the bottom half, layer the ham, bologna, salami, romaine, cheese and tomato slices.

 

Articles

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Use An Ice Cream Scoop For Filling Muffin PansWhen you are filling your muffin pans, use an ice cream scoop so that your muffins will all be the same size. Also you will not spill the batter on the top of the pans. Clean up is much easier.

 

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Making Over Vintage Clothing Is In StyleHave a teenaged girl who longs for expensive mall fashion? Tell her that a current hip fashion trend is making over vintage t-shirts. There are whole stores in L.A. devoted to made-over vintage tees!

 

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Organize Grocery Coupons By AisleInstead of organizing your coupons by item, organize buy the aisle the item is found on. That way when you have a coupon you want to use, you don't have to go looking up and down the store looking for the item.

 

Magnum the KittenMagnum is my 8 week old kitten. We adopted Magnum from the Harnett County Animal Shelter.

 

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Tips For SpaghettiTry adding a few teaspoons of powdered chicken bouilion and olive oil to the water you cook your spaghetti in. It really perks it up! If you like using cheater sauce (jar sauce) like I do, it can also be improved on by adding a little oregano, powdered garlic, and lemon pepper.

 

Paper Strip Turtle - green strip turtle with googly eyes

Paper Strip TurtleHere's a great rainy day or "I'm bored!" project for your kids. Cover your 1 x 4 inch cardboard strip with green card stock or construction paper. Measure and cut a 1 x 9 inch strip of green paper.

 

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Keep Your Home Phone For EmergenciesI have a niece that her and her husband only have cell phones. Yet when they're both out (not together) and have their children being babysat, now what?

 

How To Style A Toddler's HairIn order for anyone to style my granddaughter's hair, we must occupy her mind with an activity. She loves to play in the water so my oldest granddaughter, has filled the bathroom basin with water for Hannah to play in while she is getting her hair done...

 

Hubcap Birdbath

Hubcap BirdbathThis is my "Hippy Birdbath". I made it out of a PVC pipe and a hub cap. I used a glue, "Glue All", to put them together. It took a day to dry. Then I placed it in my rocks. The birds love it.

 

Baby Blanket Cake

A Different Twist On A Baby Shower CakeThis is a photo of a baby shower cake I made for a friend. It is made from 5 rolled-up baby blankets ($1 each) held together with straight pins. The lace around the bottom is also pinned on.

 

Questions

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Conserving Water While Maintaining My Lawn?Our well is very low this year due to a lack of rain. We are trying to keep the lawn alive. Tips from the ThriftyFun community, post your own advice here.

 

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How Should I Pay For My Child's College?My daughter is now a senior in high school. She has a 4.0 plus average (honors, AP classes) and has a 75% tuition scholarship so far and will be probably be able to attend the closest university for free if she continues to apply for scholarships.

 

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Growing Apricots And Peaches From Pits?I read your note on growing cherries from the pit. I am trying to start other fruit.

 

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Juicing Tomatoes In Small Batches?I'm growing tomatoes in containers. I would like to make juice out of them, but they are not accumulating fast enough. Can I freeze them a few at a time until I have enough for the juice? Also, does anyone have a recipe for making V8 Juice using all eight vegetables?

 

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Window Treatment Ideas For French Doors?I am looking for a window treatment for French Doors. Currently, I am using sheers and I am tired of them, in addition, they look bulky. Can anyone help?

 

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Cleaning Hard Water/Mineral Stains on Glassware?How do you get rid of hard water or mineral stains on glassware?

 

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How To Make Seals For Hershey Kisses?Does anyone know how to make the seals for the bottoms of Hershey kisses?

 

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Flowering Outdoor Plant with Rubbery Leaves?I'm looking for the name of a flowering outdoor plant that is rubbery feeling. Any ideas?

 

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