August 10, 2007

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Southwestern Backyard BurgersIn a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef and sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight patties. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.

 

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Seasoned Crab CakesIn a large bowl, combine crab and bread cubes. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, mayonnaise, cream, lemon juice, butter, seafood seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Add to crab mixture and mix gently (mixture will be moist).

 

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Veggie RiceIn a 16 inch pan, place enough oil to cover bottom of pan. Heat for about 2 minutes. Place in rice. Let heat for another 2 minutes. Stir around.

 

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Tropical Fruit Saladin a 4 qt. serving bowl, toss the bananas and lemon juice. Stir in the cantaloupe, pineapple and strawberries. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken.

 

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Mouth-watering MeatloafMy hubby loves meatloaf (one of his favorites)! This is a delicious recipe and makes a lot. It also makes wonderful cold sandwiches the next day! In a heavy-duty, plastic food storage bag, place the crackers, seal and roll over with a rolling pin until crushed but not powdery.

 

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No Controversy CakePrepare cake as directed on package. Cool. Poke holes in cake with meat fork. Pour milk over cake. Set aside to soak in. Frost with Cool Whip. Top with crushed Heath bars.

 

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$10 Anytime Holiday DinnerThis meal is intended to be a relatively simple and healthy weeknight meal for a family of four.

 

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Crunchy Onion ChickenCrush French fried onions in a plastic bag. Dip chicken into egg; then coat in onion crumbs. Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees F or until cooked through.

 

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Peanut Brittle CookiesMix pie crust according to package directions but do not roll out. Cut in the brown sugar until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg, vanilla and 1/4 cup of the peanuts. Mix well.

 

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Cornflake CandyBring to boil first 3 ingredients, stirring constantly until small amount forms hard ball (260 degrees F) in cold water. Pour over cereal and nuts. Mix well and spoon into a greased 9x13 inch pan.

 

Articles

Ziggy (Domestic Shorthair Cat)

Ziggy (Domestic Shorthair Cat)Ziggy is a 14 year old Domestic Shorthair. My family adopted Ziggy when he was a very young kitten from a friend at school whose cat had a litter.

 

Sunflower tie backs.

Sunflower TiebacksQuick and easy way to make attractive tie-backs to suit the decor in any room. Cut two strips of felt, each measuring 1 1/2 x 24 inches. You can also use two 1 1/2 inches wide ribbon strips cut to 24 inches.

 

Huge Hydrangea BloomHere is a picture of my huge hydrangea bloom - endless summer!

 

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Repurposing FrisbeesMy family always seems to have an overabundance of frisbees (mostly free promotional giveaways) - and since you only need one or two for actually throwing around the back yard, I started repurposing them for other uses.

 

Jar with lights.

Warning About Lights in JarsThriftyFun recently had an article about using glass jars. Notice the wires that were taken out of the glass vase. They are discolored due to the heat produced inside the glass.

 

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Allrecipes.com For Video TutorialsWant to master cutting a fresh pineapple and different ways to use it for serving, or the proper way to cut a watermelon, or how to neatly and safely cut an avocado? Then check out allrecipes.com.

 

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Bottle Your Own WaterDid you know that drinking bottled water is being labeled "decadent" because of the plastic bottles? Not only that but research has shown that most of the bottled water is just re-filtered TAP water!

 

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Use Washclothes For Cleaning WindowsInstead of using paper towels or newspaper for cleaning your windows, try using the collection of wash cloths you have and never use, or pick up some cheap ones at a yard sale. They do a terrific job with a lot less elbow grease and there's no lint on the windows or black on your hands.

 

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Securing Buttons With Nail PolishAs a very lazy person who hates to sew on buttons I started doing this several years ago. When I put a button on a garment, new or not, I dot the threads with a little bit of clear nail polish.

 

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Pet Toy From Old SocksUse this link to recycle socks and make a simple snuggle for your pet. My children made this for a furry friend and she loves it.

 

Questions

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Advice For Making Clothes From Duct Tape?How do you make duct tape clothes?

 

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Advice On Moving Outdoor Plants From Alaska To Colorado?I am selling my house and eventually moving into another house. I would like to take some of my outside plants with me. However, I will probably live in an apartment for about 6 months to a year before I find another house. Can I plant a Peonia into a pot and keep it indoors until I can return to a more permanent outside garden? Also, what about a Bleeding heart?

 

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White Pimple On Finger?I have this weird pimple like whitish bump on the pad of my left middle finger. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what it is?

 

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Does Watermelon Have To Be Kept Cold?I'm going on a picnic and I forgot to get a disposable cooler for my watermelon, which will be cut off the rind and cut into serving size pieces. Do I have to keep watermelon cold? I have two foil pans, 3 empty ice cream buckets and ice.

 

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Organic Pet Food Recipes?I am looking for free organic dog/cat recipes for food/treats.

 

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Care Advice For Moss?After starting moss on rocks with the buttermilk recipe can you cover with clear plastic?

 

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Dinosaur Foam Mask Templates?I saw some dinosaur foamie faces at the party store. So, where can I find a template or stencil to use to make our own faces for a birthday party?

 

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No Credit Mail Order?Does anybody know of any companies like Popular Club that have name brand merchandise that you can order, receive, and make monthly payments with no credit information given.

 

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How to Fix a Squeaky Bed?We have recently purchased a second hand, pine, canopy bed, which I absolutely love - except! It squeaks terribly. I think it is from the slats rubbing on the boards holding the mattress up.

 

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