September 11, 2007

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Mom's DessertMake pudding according to package directions. When thickened, mix thoroughly with Cool Whip. Let set about 10 minutes. Add crushed pineapple and juice and the crushed candy bars to the mix

 

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Orange-and-Herb Rubbed Pork ChopsFor rub, combine the garlic, orange peel, rosemary, salt, sage, and pepper. Trim fat from meat. Rub mixture onto both sides of each pork chop.

 

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Ranch DipMix ingredients together. Good with veggies or potato chips!

 

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Sauce For Marinated SteakCut steak in small pieces and tenderize by poking with a fork in meat and marinate overnight or 3-4 hours before grilling.

 

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Teriyaki Flavored Beef and NoodlesThis is a super easy, super cheap way to get your Chinese food fix at home.

 

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Deviled Eggs with VegetablesCut peeled eggs lengthwise into halves. Slip out yolks; mash two with fork. (Save remaining yolks for another purpose). Mix in remaining ingredients.

 

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Decorating with Old Fashioned DolliesUse old fashioned doilies in good condition to make great artwork. Frame them on a colorful mat board or cover a piece of cardboard with leftover fabric or wallpaper.

 

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Cleaning Tips with Recycled MaterialsTip #1: Use the container from Lays Stax chips for storing your grocery bags on your cleaning cart.

 

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Donate Craft Items to Local Non-ProfitsDonate your craft items that you know you won't use to a local shelter workshop. Many shelter workshops do not have work for the clients to do on a consistent basis, yet they still need something to do while there.

 

ReinforcementsWow, reinforcements!

 

Detail Mini Lamp ShadesThis is a great way to accent those mini lamp shades or even large ones. To add some flair to a ordinary lampshade, take a pin and poke holes along outline of picture. This one was from the $1.00 store and had a print on it.

 

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Getting Rid Of Trumpet VinesTrumpet vines propagate three ways: by seed, by rooting wherever the plants touch the ground and by underground runners. Because of this, you're going to have to take a three-pronged approach to stopping all of these voluntary seedlings from popping up.

 

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Removing Ant Mounds in LawnsI suggest the following procedure for eliminating ant mounds in lawns. First, rake the ant mound down level by spreading the dirt to the surrounding area. Wait several days to see if the ants rebuild the mound.

 

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Make Your Own Toy FoodI see toy food for sale all the time and think that not only is it a waste of money. It may not even be safe with all the recent recalls. Save pint-sized milk cartons, empty pizza boxes, empty mac n'cheese boxes, any food container.

 

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Book Trader ClubsJoin a book trader club and get books for free. All you do is mail the books you don't want to other people and order the books you want to read from the books listed on the websites.

 

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Keep Stain Stick Near Clothes HamperHere is a tip for keeping clothes nice longer! I have had to throw out clothes with small stains, because we didn't notice them soon enough to treat the stain. I have started keeping a laundry stain stick next to each of my hampers.

 

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Rubber Band to Remove Excess Paint from BrushWhen painting, stretch a large, wide rubber band from the top to the bottom of the paint can so that the rubber band lays across the widest part of the opening.

 

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Wading Pool For Yard WasteA large hard plastic baby pool makes a great container for cleaning up leaves and yard debris. Punch 2 holes in the side and run a rope through to make a handle so you can drag it around.

 

Ice-Ess (Jack Russell)ICE-ESS is 6 years old and she is a Jack Russell. I got her in 2001. She likes to chase the cats around the house or go for her drive to the country. She is the love of my life

 

Questions

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Straightening Wavy Hair?Can any one give me a solution to straighten the waves in my hair without using chemicals or iron?

 

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Problems With Air Fresheners Fading?I think that something is wrong with me or my house.

 

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Removing Armor-all From Suede?How can I get Armor-all off of a rough grain leather purse. I put this on all my other leather purses, shoes, dash or leather in SUV/smooth leather jackets. I need to know how to get it off a rough leather purse.

 

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Red Collar Bleeding On White Shirt?I have a shirt with a red collar, but the rest is white. After I washed it the red collar bleed on the white part making it pink. How do I get the white white and keep the red, red.

 

Help Identifying Large Gourd?My friend recently received this very large garden item and doesn't know what it is.

 

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"Simply Irresistible" Float Ideas?I need ideas for a high school homecoming float. Our theme is "Simply Irresistible" and our mascot is the Comets and we are playing the Wildcats. Any ideas would really be appreciated!

 

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Homemade Body & Facial Scrubs For Baby Shower Favors?I want to make homemade body and facial scrubs to give out as favors, to my baby shower party I am hosting.

 

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Gluten, Egg and Dairy Free Picnic Menu Ideas?Anybody got any romantic picnic menu ideas with these stipulations: Must be cold food only (staying in a hotel). Must be dairy-free, gluten-free and egg-free.

 

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CLR Bathroom & Kitchen Cleaner Reviews?Is CLR bathroom & Kitchen spray the same as CLR regular? I like the product, but would be great if I could buy one and dilute.

 

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Problems With Vons.com?I had a bad experience with online shopping with vons.com. First of all my grocery order was 3 hours late. I was charged for items that were missing and the fruit and vegetables were smashed or rotted and a water bottle was broken. I called the service rep dept. and they were totally apathetic.

 

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Tomato Sauce is Too Sweet?My tomato sauce is WAY too sweet. I've even added a Rosa wine to it and reheated. Do you think if I add another can of tomato paste it will rid most of the sweetness?

 

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80 Year Old Gift Ideas?I need to get a gift for my 80 year old Mother. She's almost blind. What suggestions? Within reason.

 

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Planting a Boston Fern?Has anyone planted a Boston fern, after they have spent the summer on your porch in the ground and had them to come up the next year?

 

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Need 4-5 Rolls of Seabrook's Tranquil Bay Pattern is PE615B.I am looking for a discontinued border from Seabrook's Tranquil Bay Pattern is PE615B.

 

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Babysafe Homemade Laundry Detergent?What do you use to make your own laundry detergent? My husband and I are expecting and I am trying to think of new ways to cut costs. Does anyone know how to make homemade laundry detergent?

 

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Advice For Patching Hole In Sheetrock Ceiling?I am about to patch a hole in my kitchen ceiling(sheetrock) . Do I need to wet the sheetrock tape before applying? Thanks

 

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Ideas For Door Prizes At Womens Church Function?I am looking for ideas for door prizes for a womens function at church.

 

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Dog Carrier Pattern?I have a pom and I am looking for a sewing pattern for one of those dog carriers you wear in front with 4 leg holes.

 

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Looking for Thomas the Train Fabric?I am looking for Thomas the Train fabric that has squares with #1 Thomas, #2 Gordon, etc. Can anyone help?

 

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Does Charcoal Remove Smells?Will charcoal remove smells?

 

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Sides That Go With Quiche?Can anyone tell me what else you would cook with a quiche to make a meal at dinner time? Seems like a quiche alone isn't much. I need some more ideas to go with my quiche.

 

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Simple Stuffed Teddy Bear Pattern?I like to watch craft shows on TV and recently saw 'Quilt In A Day'. She made a very simple stuffed teddy bear. It was only the body, head, ears, legs and arms. I have tried to find a pattern on the internet, but they all require joint pieces and foot pads.

 

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Making Frugal Lampshades?How do you make frugal lampshades or recover them?

 

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Whitening Underarms?What are the inexpensive ways of underarm whitening? Is it true that lemon juice works on it? Isn't it too strong?

 

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Painting Floor Tile?In three adjoining rooms there is different pattern Italian-style ceramic tile. Can floor tile be painted to match that will hold up to traffic and cleaning?

 

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Garland Decoration Ideas For Wrought Iron Chandelier?I have a black wrought iron chandelier in my dining room, and I would like to put some kind of old fashioned vine type garland around and through it.

 

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Dyeing Bleach Spots From Black Dress?I have a black dress that has two very small bleach spots.

 

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Chewing Gum in a Pocket?My daughter left gum in her pocket. I washed and dried load.

 

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Towel vs. Bathmat for Outside Shower or Tub?What do you use to catch the water when you step out of the bathtub or shower?

 

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Removing Label Glue from Plastic Bowls?I still can't get the label glue off the plastic bowls that I just bought.

 

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Advice For Kitten With Small Uneven Eyes?I just adopted a stray 6 month old kitten. She has had a visit to the vet already and is in good health.

 

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Dry Carpet Cleaner Recipe?Does anyone have a suggestion for a tried and true homemade DRY carpet cleaner?

 

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Salt Substitute Recipe?Does anyone have a recipe for making your own seasoned salt substitute, i.e. seasoned salt without any salt?

 

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Too Much Mayonnaise in Macaroni Salad?If you use too much mayonnaise in a macaroni salad, how do you take out the overkill of the mayonnaise with out adding more macaroni?

 

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Cloudy Bronzed Metal Faucets?How do you remove cloudiness and spots from bronzed metal faucets? I have 2 year old Delta "venetian bronze" faucets and sprayed a soap scum remover product on them while cleaning my tub. Now they are cloudy and spotty. It looks as if I have never cleaned them. Have I ruined my faucets? How can I fix this?

 

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Bad Experience With Levaquin?Has anyone else ever had a bad experience taking Levaquin?

 

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Red and Scaly Skin?Any ideas on how to get rid of a red and scaly spot on my eyelid just below my eyebrow? I've been to the doctor, his ideas didn't work, tried cortisone products, Mary Kay night cream, and other things. Any ideas?

 

Puppy With Dandruff?I have a 3 month old puppy who gets really bad (for lack of a better word) "dandruff". I purchased some oatmeal shampoo, but bathing him hasn't lessened the problem. I'm wondering if this is normal or something I should be concerned about?

 

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How To Prevent Lettuce Rotting In The Fridge?How can I keep lettuce form rotting in fridge?

 

What is This Tree (Mexico)?I would like to identify this blooming tree. The tree seems to be from the mimosa group from the leaves and seed pods. The picture was taken in southern Mexico in July.

 

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Good Dog For Apartment Living?I am looking for a dog for my home. I am single, with no kids and I work about 25 hrs a week.

 

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Grape Nuts Yogurt Bar Recipe?Back in 1983-1984, Grape Nuts had a recipe on their box for a yogurt bar that contained powdered milk, yogurt, and Grape Nuts. Does anyone remember this recipe?

 

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Refilling Swiffer Mop Containers?Has anybody had any luck in filling the Swiffer mop containers, if so how did you do it.

 

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