August 27, 2007

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Shower Fruit PunchTo serve: add 1 Lemon-lime soda (2 liter) and Raspberry Sherbet (1/2 a quart or less-optional). This freezes to a slushy consistency and makes a great punch for showers, etc.

 

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Cheddar Biscuit Peach CobblerIn a large bowl, combine the peaches, lemon juice and extract. Transfer to a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt; sprinkle over peaches. Dot with butter.

 

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Spicy Nacho BakeIn a Dutch oven or large kettle, cook the beef, onions and green peppers over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, corn, tomato sauce and taco seasoning.

 

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Pork Chops in Roasted Onion SauceSeason pork chops with paprika. In a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add pork chops and cook 15 minutes or until well browned and almost done. Add sweet roasted onion and garlic cooking sauce.

 

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Cake Mix Cookie BarsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

 

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Triple Apple PieIn a large bowl, combine the apples, cider and jelly. Combine the sugar, flour, tapioca and salt; add to apple mixture and toss gently to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, line a 9 inch pie plate with the bottom pastry; trim pastry even with edge of plate.

 

Articles

Pin cushions from recycled quilt

Pin Cushions from Recycled QuiltDon't throw away your old quilts; recycle them. Create pretty, heart-shaped pin cushions. You can add lace, buttons, etc. to decorate them. These would be great to sell at bazaars or craft shows.

 

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Keeping Track Of Mail-In RefundsHere's a good way to keep track of mail-in refunds. Keep a notebook with a list of all your refunds. Use a simple column system with the following headings: Name, Refund Address and Phone Number, Date Submitted, Refund Offer, and Date Received.

 

Meeko (Grey Tabby)Meeko is 3 years old we think. She was adopted from the Humane Society of Utah.

 

Craft Organizer For Earrings

Craft Organizer For EarringsA craft organizer makes an excellent holder for your earrings. I have four that I keep in my bathroom and take earrings off before I remove makeup at night. Works great!

 

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Windshield Washer Fluid to Clean GlassFor cleaning mirrors and glass, I use windshield washer fluid and fill my spray bottle. It does the same job as the expensive glass cleaner at a fraction of the price.

 

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Babysitting for Grieving FriendsI was raised to pay my respects when a death had occurred in a friend's family. We brought prepared food and beverages for the grieving family to give them more time to be with family and friends.

 

Crimson Beauty (Hibiscus)

The Morning Luster of a Crimson Beauty (Hibiscus)This plant has decorated my backyard deck so beautifully this summer and has become a conversation piece when guests arrive.

 

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Always Live Beneath Your MeansAlways live beneath your means. Sociologically it has been proven that people who are at the top of a lower income group are more satisfied than those at the bottom of an upper!

 

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Making Cooking Oils for GiftsGreat gifts to give to teachers, hostess, family members. Take tall glass bottles and add oils and put in herbs and let set so oil takes in the herb flavor.

 

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Yellow Spots on White T-shirtsI seem to run into a problem with white shirts. For some reason, even with shirts I have never worn, if the shirt is white, after a few days these yellowish brown spots will appear on the shirt.

 

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How Sturdy is Birch and Ash?We are contemplating replacing some kitchen chairs. The replacements are of birch or ash from Chair King. How sturdy are these woods?

 

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Boy-Girl Birthday PartyMy son says he would like to have a boy-girl party this year. I'm wondering if he's old enough. He's 13 going on 14. And I think he wants to have a mature party. With intimate games (7 minutes in heaven). I am a little uneasy if that is what he is going for. So please give me your opinions.

 

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Need Suggestion for Portable DishwasherI will soon be shopping for a dishwasher. My kitchen is small and cupboard space is limited. I will probably need to purchase a portable model. Does anyone have any suggestions as to a make and model? Thank You.

 

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Help with Binding in the Sewing Machine Pressure FootMy problem is a new Singer simple sewing machine that binds up in the presser foot when I'm sewing. I have oiled the machine using WD40 because we can't find sewing machine oil around here, but I'm still having the problem. Can anyone help! Thanks.

 

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Redoing a Bedroom Without PaintingI want to redo my room. I don't want to completely redo the painting and all, but I want to add color. My walls, pillows and blankets are all blue and I have a brown cube/chair thing. But that's about all the color I have. And I'm on a tight budget. I like the colors orange, green and yellow, but I don't know how to bring them in without going overboard or without them matching. Help!

 

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Canning Zucchini in Pineapple JuiceI need a recipe for canning zucchini made with pineapple juice. Any one out there have one and know if it is any good? It's that time of year the zucchinis are coming in full and fast. Thanks so much to you all out there in cyber space.

 

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Buying a Hair FrizzerWhere can I find a hair frizzer?

 

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Hungarian Cream of Wheat Balls RecipeI am looking for Hungarian recipe for cream of wheat balls.

 

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Saving on American Girl or Similar DollsI would like to know of anyways to save money for a $87 American Girl doll. I am 11 years old and am kinda out growing 'baby dolls' so my Mom suggested 'girl dolls'. If you know any other 18 inch doll brands or similar sizes, please post back!

 

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Hand Washed a Dry Clean Only Item and the Colour RanI decided to hand wash a 100% silk maxi dress and the black within it has run into the cream (in patches). Is there any way to spot clean the stains? Please help as I love this dress! Thanks

 

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Favors for Baptism and Adoption PartyWe are having our 5 month old daughter Baptised in a couple of weeks. We are having a reception following the service to celebrate her Baptism and her adoption. I am looking for ideas of items to give as a favor/gift to families that attend. We received so much support and encouragement during the adoption process and want to thank everyone for being a special part of this journey.

 

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Ideas for Nut Free Lunch SnacksMy 1st grader likes taking his own lunch. His school is a "nut free zone", so no peanut butter and jelly. It's amazing how many products have traces of peanuts in them. I'm looking for ideas for his lunch, fruit, veggies and cheese are what he usually takes.

 

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Looking for a Candy Called "Frenchies"When I was a kid in the '50's and '60's, I loved a penny candy called Frenchies. It was a little rectangle of nougat (half pink, half white) with bits of red, green, and yellow jellied candies in it.

 

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Diet and Vitamin Advice for ADD and ADHDI am at my wit's end and so ready for school to begin. I have a six year old boy whom I'm thinking has ADD or ADHD just by his behavior. I don't want to put him on drugs. Does anyone know what I could do for him as far as his diet or vitamins goes?

 

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Waverly Pattern #5508463My customer ran short of border and it is discontinued. I need 2 or 3 spools of Waverly Pattern #5508463.

 

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