August 7, 2007

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Recipes

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Pear PandowdyIn a small saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until pears are tender. Pour into a greased 3 cup baking dish.

 

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Smoked Salmon Tomato CupsA tasty appetizer to enjoy with family and friends.

 

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Cinnamon Toasted AlmondsIn a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites until frothy; beat in vanilla. Add almonds; stir gently to coat. Combine the sugars, salt and cinnamon; add to nut mixture and stir gently to coat. Spread evenly into two greased 15x10 inch baking pans.

 

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Herb-Crusted Red Snapper In a food processor, combine the first nine ingredients; cover and process until fennel is finely ground. Transfer to a shallow bowl; dip fillets in herb mixture, coating both sides.

 

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Banana French ToastPlace all ingredients, except bread, in a blender; mix well. Pour batter into a shallow dish. Dip each bread slice into batter for several seconds, coating both sides. Place bread in a non-stick skillet and cook over medium heat until golden on both sides.

 

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Spinach LasagnaA lasagna is always good, but even better with the added flavor and nutrition of spinach.

 

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Sunflower-Cherry Granola BarsSpread oats into an ungreased 15x10 inch baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, spread almonds and coconut into another ungreased 15x10 inch baking pan.

 

Articles

A white toy poodle with pink bows and a pink kerchief.

Crickett (Toy Poodle)Crickett is a Tiny Toy Poodle and is 5 years old. Crickett is an unusual poodle, she doesn't do a lot of yelping. She loves going for a car or motorcycle ride and just being with her family. She is our spoiled rotten baby girl.

 

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Make Up TipsWhile putting on your foundation, just place your mascara somewhere next to your body. The mascara will heat up to your body temperature and it will be so much easier to apply.

 

Completed necklace.

Pink and Pearls NecklaceGlass pink beads mixed with pearls make this a beautiful necklace! I bought the pink beads from Wal-Mart (craft section). The pearls came from a yard sale and the metal wire came from another craft project.

 

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Mandarin Orange ShakeThis is my fav shake! It's made out of seedless mandarins and vanilla ice cream. All you do is scoop out as much ice cream as you want and then put in a can of mandarins!

 

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Print In Draft Mode To Save InkSave money on printer ink. When printing, under Preferences choose "Draft." You will find the copy quite dark. It's surprising. It makes your printer ink go further.

 

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Decorate Your FanGet stickers, vinyl decals, or cut wallpaper border to match any decor and attach to your floor fan.

 

Keeping Mini Roses AliveIn the past I have received mini roses and have always had them die, no matter how tenderly cared for them. This last one I got as a gift I decided to plant outside, and it has flourished and grown very fast.

 

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Thrift Stores Are Frugal And CharitableI realize that I do most of my shopping nowadays in various thrift shops. It's gotten to the point I get sticker shock when I go into a REAL store!

 

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Bounce This Along - Uses For Bounce Fabric SoftenerMy mail carrier told me that the US Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away.

 

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Use Bath Soap For Hand SoapSeveral years ago after getting a dog I noticed how much liquid hand soap I was using. It was getting really expensive so I knew I would have to think of some frugal way to have an easy way to wash my hands many times a day.

 

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Camomile Tea for Cat Eye ProblemsSave on expensive vet bills. If you have an animal that has an eye problem, bathe the eye in camomile tea. Steep strong tea as you would if you were going to drink it.

 

Cardboard drawing of flower, sun, bunny, and ladybug with holes for faces.

Making Character PhotosNowadays many people have a camera on their cell phone so taking pictures can become part of an outdoor party or festival event. Find a big piece of cardboard and make a scene or characters to match the theme of your party/event. You can use paint or oil pastels to do the designs.

 

Wheelbarrow Flower Decoration

Wheelbarrow Flower DecorationsThis is a craft simple enough for small children. You need plastic scoops from powder detergent, caps from gallon jugs of milk and small artificial flowers.

 

Questions

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Easy Pillow Shams?I'm looking for directions for easy to make pillow shams.

 

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Smoothing Out Chalkboard Paint?I AM DESPERATE FOR HELP!! I am trying to make chalkboards. They are 2'X2' so I want to paint them with a roller. I am now on my 3rd can of paint and no chalkboard.

 

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Removing Nail Polish From Suede Couch?My two year old spilled a whole bottle of purple-ish fingernail polish on my new suede couch. The tag on the couch says to use water based cleaners to clean it. The couch is a blue/gray color. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! PLEASE HELP!

 

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Shaved Pom's Coat Isn't Growing Back Well?When I adopted my two Poms in June, I had to have them shaved completely because they were terribly matted and there was no way around it. My female is starting to get her wonderful coat again, but the male is just getting hair on his back.

 

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Restoring Wood Cabinets Without Refinishing?What can I use on my oak cabinets to freshen them up? I do not want to refinish or paint them but need something more than Pledge. Thanks!

 

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A Firm "NO" When Training A Puppy?My 7 week old shih tzu/yorkshire likes to "talk back" when being told no. When he is doing something like digging into the couch or chewing things we don't want him to chew on and we gently push him away from it and firmly tell him no he turns around, growls, and tries to bite. We pick him up and, again, tell him firmly. He will wiggle and try again and then, after another firm no, he usually tries to lick, almost like to say sorry. Is this somewhat normal and are we handling it the right way? Your help on the last question was greatly appreciated.

 

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Is Febreze Safe On Microfiber?I just need to know if it is safe to use Febreze on Microfiber. I would appreciate any answers.

 

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Need Instruction Manual For Camera Binoculars?I was given a pair of those Binoculars that take pictures but I did not get the detailed instruction manual. For the life of me, I can not figure out how to use them. I have gone on to the web site to see if I could get one there but no luck. Do you have any idea of how I might get one of the instruction manuals? Would sure appreciate any help you could give me.

 

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Getting Kids To Help With Chores?I have 4 daughters, 11, 7, and twins that are 5. I am ashamed to say they have been quite "spoiled" when it comes to helping out with chores around the house up until now.

 

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Student Loan Options Other Than Federal Financial Aid?I am a sophomore in college. Due to unforeseen circumstances I was forced to drop out of school three times. The result is that my student loans are at the maximum allowed. Does anyone know of a student loan that is easy to be approved for college students, sort of like the federal loans where you get approved if you are in school. I will need financial assistance for two more semesters. My credit is not good.

 

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Reselling Glass Bowls Leftover From Wedding?My daughter just got married, and for the reception (250+) we used short glass bowls (8 - 12" wide) with green stones and floating flowers and candles for decorations. Guess where the glass bowls are? IN MY LIVING ROOM. Any ideas on how to resell these glass bowls, and the green stones? Thanks for any and all ideas, Kim the MOB (Mother of the Bride).

 

Bugs And Worms Eating Pumpkins?How do I keep bugs and worms from eating my pumpkins?

 

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Why Doesn't Junk Mail Get Sorted Into Junk Mail Folder?I was wanting to know why all my junk mail isn't going into my junk mail folder, it always goes into my inbox. That's a pain to separate all the time. Thanks for all the advice, I appreciate it all.

 

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Why Are Apples Cracking While Growing?The fruit on my apple tree keeps cracking, why? The soil medium is predominantly clay and I do try to get some compost around the tree. The area the tree stands is almost a water table when it rains hard.

 

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