August 3, 2007

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Old Fashioned Pineapple Ice Box DessertFinely crush the graham crackers, put cracker crumbs in a bowl and add the softened butter and sugar, work together and put 1/2 of the crumb mixture in an 8x11 inch pan. Melt marshmallows in milk in a pan, on medium heat, be sure not to let it burn.

 

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Green Beans in Lemon Chiffon SaucePlace beans and water in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan, whisk the cornstarch, broth, egg yolks, Parmesan cheese and lemon juice until blended.

 

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Cheese-Filled MeatloafIn a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. on a large piece of heavy duty foil, pat beef mixture into a 14x10 inch rectangle. Spread sour cream to within 1/2 inch of edges.

 

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Dilly Potato SaladPlace potatoes in a large kettle; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. Cut potatoes into 3/4 inch cubes. chop four eggs; slice remaining egg for garnish.

 

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Rich Coffee CakeIn a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.combine the flour, baking powder and salt.combine sour cream and vanilla; add to creamed mixture alternately with dry ingredients.

 

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Chocolate Berry Cream PieIn a large mixing bowl, combine ice cream and juice concentrate. Fold in 4 cups whipped topping. Spoon into crusts. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or until firm. Remove pies from the freezer 15 minutes before serving.

 

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Quick Veggie Cottage CheeseFor a refreshing and quick meal, chop up a tomato, some avocado, onion and fresh bell pepper into a scoop or 2 of cottage cheese. Can add a dash of fresh Parmesan cheese, or not. Can be served with crackers.

 

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Use Food Coloring In Decorative BottlesWhen I was a kid, there was a designer friend of the family who had designed these beautiful modernistic liquor bottles. We had several of them.

 

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School Locker Caddies For The FridgeNow is the time to buy those neat little locker caddies they sell for use at school! I got some and I love them to use on my refrigerator! Things that tend to get lost in my junk drawer find their new home very comfy!

 

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Free Grocery Coupon For Extra Foods (Canada)This is for the Extra Foods stores. First you have to go to their site and register. Each week they offer a free food item with the purchase of an amount of groceries.

 

Keep Loose Items In Eyeglasses Case

Keep Loose Items In Eyeglasses CaseI was wondering what to do with some of my unused spectacle cases then came up with an idea to organize the bits and bobs I carry in my handbag (purse).

 

Truck Load

Secure Your Truck LoadSecure your load in the back of your truck with a scroll truck net. A net allows the air to flow through while holding items in place. To make the net, attach netting to two plastic pipes and cap the ends of the pipes.

 

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Donate Excess Trial Size ToiletriesIf you've ever gotten more trial size lotions, shampoos, soaps via traveling, and more than you can use, or maybe no longer need or want. Don't forget about the less fortunate in your area.

 

White cat lying down on bed next to dark colored cat.

Mitten (White Norwegian Forest Cat)Mitten is a 4 year old White Norwegian Forest cat. We adopted Mitten from a cashier at our local KMart who had a new litter of kittens and needed to find homes for them. We took one look at him and we were in love! He was only about 4 weeks old.

 

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Replace Your Kitchen Cloths Each DayI was watching a show on TV the other day, on properly cleaning of your kitchen. Something that I think we all do well. But sometimes the dish cloths, dish rags or sponges we use around our sinks and stoves, often get overlooked.

 

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Look For Free School SuppliesAnother way to save on school/home office supplies is to look for online freebie. I have gotten sample highlighters, photo and print paper, pens, and post-it notes!

 

Carved Watermelon Centerpiece

Bridal Shower Watermelon Lighted CenterpieceThis would make a cute centerpiece on the food table. In addition, you can use the watermelon that you scoop out for fruit kabobs or a fruit salad.

 

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Back to School Shopping TipsPurchase items early: the school gives supply list at end of year so when you find requirement on sale, purchase if not able to use from previous year.

 

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Lavender and Mt. HoodI took this picture last weekend at a lavender farm in Hood River, Oregon, the dark purple is Grosso Lavender which is best known for oils. Grosso is a hybrid and must be started by propogation.

 

Questions

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Window Treatment For Victorian Bathroom?How do I decorate a window in the bathroom that does not need to be screened off for privacy? Just an idea of how to drape some voile or net curtaining on a rod or hook? Any suggestions would be appreciated. My bathroom is Victorian in style.

 

Loquat tree.

What is this plant? (Loquat)What kind of fruit tree is this? Or if it isn't a fruit tree, then what is it?

 

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Storage Ideas For Small Kitchen Appliances?I have several small kitchen cooking appliances (2 crock pots, 2 electric skillets, large mixer, etc.) that I don't have room for in my kitchen cabinets. Just wondering if anyone has any cleaver ideas on where and how to store these while not being used.

 

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Removing Grubs in Lawn?I think I am in Zone 5-6, I think I have grubs in the lawn and want to treat them. It is August 3 and I am confused from all the articles I read can you please help me.

 

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Care For Potentilla Shrubs?I have 6 potentilla shrubs that are close to 15 years old planted on the south side of our house. They have been beautiful until the last couple of years. They are brown and drying and look spindly. We prune them every fall. Does anyone know what could be wrong?

 

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Cleaning Roman Shades?Does anyone know how to clean Roman Shades? Can they be washed, or dry cleaned? Mine have been up for quite some time and rather filthy!

 

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Fixing a Truck Headliner?Help, my headliner in my pick-up fell out. What kind of glue can I get to put something up there. The top really gets hot and so the a/c really isn't as cold as it could be.

 

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What Are Pizza Pops?Can someone tell me what are pizza pops?

 

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Looking For Plans For A Buggy?I'm looking for free plans for a two seater buggy. Full working plans preferred. Ta!

 

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East Coast Vs West Coast Behavior Differences?What is the difference between people from the East coast and people from the West coast?

 

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Help With Computers?I'm a bit new to using computers and I've just seen my account in ThriftyFun. I'd like to sort it out and delete a few things from my bookmarks that I don't need anymore. Please, how to delete from bookmarks and change stuff from one folder to another? Sorry, I sound stupid, but this is all new to me. Thanks.

 

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Removing Vaseline Stains From Furniture?How do I get Vaseline stains out of fabric furniture? The stains are about a week old and I've tried dish soap, rubbing alcohol, steam cleaning and Shout. Nothing works. Any ideas?

 

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Pros And Cons Of Homemade Laundry Detergent?I found a recipe for homemade laundry detergent I would like to try:

 

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Keeping Concrete Underfloor Clean?I've just pulled carpeting in my house and am down to the concrete floors. As it will be a few weeks before I'm ready to lay new carpet and hardwood, what I can use to keep the concrete floors clean?

 

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Party Ideas For Information Systems Grad?My soon to be mother in law and I are hosting a graduation party for my fiance, he has been in school for quite sometime now, and this is a huge accomplishment. We are having his party at a neighborhood restaurant. It's semi formal and my problem is I can't seem to come up with any ideas for a centerpiece.

 

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Long Term Storage Of Chewing Gum?I recently got a bunch of chewing gum for free after coupons. Should I keep it in the freezer to keep it fresh or how should I store it? Will freezing it change it's chewing consistency? Thanks for any help!

 

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