July 31, 2007

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Garden Vegetable QuicheLine unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy duty foil. Bake at 450 degrees F for 8 minutes. Remove foil, bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F.

 

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Cucumber Tea SandwichesIn a small mixing bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; beat until blended. Stir in the cucumbers, red pepper, onion, olives and parsley. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

 

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Grilled Three Potato SaladPlace all of the potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse in cold water. Cut into 1 inch chunks.

 

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Monster RiceA friend in high school made this meal for me once, and I've been re-creating it ever since. She didn't have a name for it, but I've named it "Monster Rice."

 

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Lemon WhipplesMix ingredients. Take 2 spoons and scrape them off each spoon into powdered sugar and roll. Bake on parchment paper or lightly greased baking sheet in 350 degree F oven for 11-14 minutes.

 

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Herbed Tomatoes 'n Green BeansIn a small skillet, saute onions and garlic in oil until tender. Add beans and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-9 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in the tomatoes and seasonings; heat through.

 

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Strawberry Chiffon SquaresMelt butter or margarine, add vanilla wafer crumbs. Pat firmly in bottom of 11x7 inch pan. Chill. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in condensed milk and undrained strawberries.

 

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Praline CookiesPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. In large bowl, combine butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, flour and vanilla; mix well. Stir in pecans.

 

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Pineapple Chicken KabobsDrain the pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. In a bowl, combine the Worcestershire sauce and reserved juice. Cut each piece of chicken into four strips. Pour 1 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken.

 

Articles

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Dolley (Dachshund)Dolley is a two year old Dachshund. I bought her when she was six weeks old. She loves to go for car rides and would you believe she likes us to put outfits on her. We give her lots of love.

 

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Make Sure A Gift Of Wine Will Be AppreciatedNeither my husband nor I are wine drinkers, but on 5 different occasions, we've been given bottles of wine, as gifts. Before assuming everyone drinks wine, it's better to ask and make sure.

 

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Pecan Trees With Rotten PecansI live in Alabama and have pecan trees that have produced abundantly for years. But, the last two-year the crop has been rotten and this year I don't see many if any pecans on them. The pecans that have fallen off are rotten with bugs or something. What is the problem and how can I fix it?

 

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Link: Threadbanger.comHave your teens check out www.threadbanger.com for DIY projects for really cool and hip clothes!

 

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Product Review: Swiffer WetJetFor as long as I've been married, (22 years) I've hated mopping my floors! It was always such a useless chore, because the minute I got it all mopped, someone tracked in more dirt.

 

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Easy Recycled Bird BathTake an old small plastic storage unit (like Rubbermaid) with the flip back top that has seen it's better day and remove the top. Lay this on the ground and fill with water for the birds. It's the right depth and they will love it.

 

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Slice Storebought Cookie Dough Before UnwrappingI bought cookie dough for the first time and found slicing it messy and the slices broke easily so I tried slicing unwrapped rolls and it was much easier for me.

 

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Save Freebies For GiftsLittle advertising freebies make good little gifts. I rounded out a birthday gift bag with some dream cards I got from a drug company and gave another set to some teenagers who helped me carry my groceries up the stairs!

 

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Cheap Notebooks For Back To SchoolJust a tip to pass along. Right now you can get really cheap notebooks at Wal-Mart. They are 10 cents each. I bought a whole case, probably enough for a whole year for $2.40.

 

Flower "Bed" That's Different

Flower "Bed" That's DifferentWant something different for your front lawn or garden? Use an iron chair or glider and fill it with ivy and flowers. My husband put some wooden sides on it and I lined the bottom with coconut liners.

 

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Boil Drip Pans To Get Them CleanTo clean the really cruddy drip pans from your stove, put them in a large pan with vinegar and boil the stuff off. Works like a charm, Just drop them in soapy dishwater and the come clean with very little work.

 

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Amanita Muscaria/Fly Agaric?My mother was taking her walk in the woods at the cottage and happened upon this fab mushroom. I snapped this shot after something took a bite out of the side.

 

Gift Card House

Gift Card HouseI wanted something fun to give as a gift to my niece for her wedding shower so I made a gift card holder she can use at the wedding. If she wants to, she can pass it down to friends.

 

Questions

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Green Goddess Mushroom Filling?I'm looking for green goddess filling for mushrooms, used in fondue.

 

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Cleaning White Glue Off A Car?Some jerk threw a large amount of white glue (you know the Elmer's school glue) onto my car. Does anyone know how to remove dried white glue from a car without destroying the paint.

 

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Pattern For Fitted Queen Sheet?I would like to make my own fitted sheet for a Queen sized bed and I'm looking for a pattern. Can anyone help me?

 

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Removing Smell From Old Paint?My friend used old (wall) paint (4 years old) and it has made the whole room smell.

 

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Partitioning a Bedroom in an Apartment?I need some ideas on how to partition a room in my apartment. I have two daughters ages 2 and 3 who have completely opposite personalities and cannot stand sharing a room together. My 2 year talks herself to sleep and my 3 year old can't sleep with noise. So just hanging a sheet won't work.

 

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Cleaning Terry Cloth Bar Towels?I work at a small ice cream store in the evenings. We use regular terry cloth bar towels to mop up spills and wipe down counters. I work with all teenagers so asking them to rinse out the towels does not work. I take the towels home every weekend to launder.

 

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Dejur Projector Manual (Model 750)?I am trying to locate a manual for a Dejur projector - Model 750. Does anyone out there have one?

 

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Help Losing Weight?I'm 5'7"; and I weigh around 216 lbs. I know I am supposed to weigh somewhere between 135-150ish, or at least, that's what this weight chart I looked at said. I have tried dieting before, but I can never seem to stick to it.

 

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Removing Ceramic Wall Tiles?How do I remove old ceramic wall tiles in my kitchen? They are chipped and some are cracked. Also, how do I treat the wall when they have come off? So I have to plaster the wall?

 

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How can I clean a cat?Could someone please advise me how to clean my cat? I adopted Beffie some time ago from a shelter. The hair on his back is very dirty and hard, but there is no way I will be able to bath him, as he HATES being held. Could I dust him with baby powder/Maizena and then brush him?

 

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How Far Apart Should Your Well Be From Your Septic Tank?How far apart should your well be from your septic tank?

 

Green and white leafed plant.

What Is This Plant? (Arrowhead Philodendron)I'm trying to find out what type of plant this is, so I may better care for it (as it seems to be struggling to survive). I really enjoy this plant because each leaf is uniquely colored with green & white. I appreciate all help/responses. Thanks!

 

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Masquerade Ball Prom Theme?We are going to have a masquerade prom and I wanted to know if any one had ideas for the food, decorations, and colors. I'm not sure how many people will be there yet.

 

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Cleaning Wired Glass On A China Cabinet?How would you clean the glass on a china cabinet that is crisscrossed with wire? Is there a way to remove the wire?

 

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Food For Small Wedding Reception?What should I serve at my wedding reception for only 60 people?

 

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Tomato Puree vs. Tomato Sauce?I am going to make spaghetti sauce. I use tomato paste, and crushed tomatoes. I want to also add either a can of tomato puree, or a can of tomato sauce. What do you think might result in a better tasting sauce? I will also add my normal seasonings.

 

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Rescued Dog Won't Go Potty?Two days ago we began fostering a 3 year old Shih Tzu who was abandoned with a serious injury. He had a skin infection on his hind leg. His leg is healing well and his appetite is great. But, he has only peed twice; once out of fear on my bed and once on the floor. He has yet to poo. We've taken him outside regularly first thing in the morning, after eating and before bed. Also whenever we suspected he needed to go but nothing! Any suggestions? The vets at the shelter indicated that he had no problem going there.

 

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Mildew Smell from Homemade Laundry Detergent?When I made my liquid laundry detergent, it came out fine. I have noticed since doing laundry with it that it seems the clothes end up with a really odd smell, kind of mildewy. Any ideas? I didn't add any scent, essential oils or anything.

 

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Granola Recipe?Does anyone have a recipe for granola?

 

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Tips For An Abundance Of Squash?What can I do with an abundance of squash that has gotten big (maybe too ripe)?

 

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Saving Money on Starbucks?Starbucks is a part of many people's daily routine and all those lattes really add up. What are your tips for Saving Money at Starbucks?

 

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Beer Batter for Chicken?How do you make beer batter for chicken?

 

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Frugal Ways To Hang Curtains?I need some ideas for thrifty curtain rods.

 

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Canning Bath Not Long Enough?I recently canned tomatoes using the water bath method and realize now that I didn't boil them long enough, only 10 minutes. Can I put them back in the water bath and redo them. I used an old canning book that called for only 10 minutes. I did pack them hot in sterilized jars and and the lids are sealed.

 

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Pecan Trees With Rotten Pecans?I have native pecan trees and have lost all my pecan. The pecans that have fell off look like they have a white mold on them and they are soft. We have had an above amount of rain this summer.

 

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How do you upholster the back of dining room chair?How do you upholster the back of dining room chair?

 

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Ironed Polyester Residue On White Shirt?The iron setting was too hot when it was placed on a pair of polyester gym pants. The iron, of course, melted a little bit of the pants and left some of the polyester on the iron. When my daughter used the iron on a white shirt, what was left of the black residue melted on to the shirt. How do we get that off?

 

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Information About Gas Logs?I was wanting some information on gas logs. We are thinking of having some put in before winter sets in and I really don't know too much about them. Are they a good source of heat? What about the expense? Are they cheap to use?

 

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The Price of Powdered Milk?I would like to hear from ladies who use powdered milk and what you usually pay for a pound. Here in California, it is $4.50 a pound. This is from a bulk bin at a discount grocery. This seems high to me. How much milk do you get from a pound?

 

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Removing Permanent Marker from Table Cloth?MIL gave me a very old white damask cotton table cloth. A dream - heavy, white with a design woven in it. The problem is she put her name in black laundry marker pen in one corner. Her whole name in huge letters! How can I remove it?

 

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How Do I Keep Dish Cloths Looking New?How can I keep my dish cloths that I use for drying dishes looking as great as they were when I first bought them? After I use them a few times and wash them in the machine. They come out smelling and looking like rags.

 

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California Beauty Pageants?Where can I find beauty pageants in California for my two year old son?

 

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Using Powdered Detergent in a Frontloading Washing Machine?Can I use powdered detergent in a HE front load washer? It is a Bosch?

 

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