September 18, 2007

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Recipes

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Gourmet DelightMix above ingredients in large salad bowl. Chill. Marinate for 24 hours.

 

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Plum Glazed ChickenRinse and dry chicken. Salt to taste. Brown chicken in oil and butter combined. Arrange pieces in shallow pan. Spoon plum glaze over pieces.

 

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Herbed Yogurt CheeseLine 6 inch strainer with coffee filter or double thickness cheesecloth. Place strainer over bowl. Mix all ingredients, then pour into strainer. Cover strainer and bowl and refrigerate at least 12 hours.

 

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Ham and Eggs on ToastIn skillet, melt butter; add ham and green pepper and saute' 10 minutes. Blend in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened.

 

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Quick Zucchini CakeBeat cake mix, eggs, oil, cinnamon and vanilla together in a large bowl for 5 minutes. Fold in zucchini, raisins and nuts. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.

 

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Bananas CaramelMix brown sugar, half and half and butter or margarine. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the consistency of mayonnaise. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Arrange sliced bananas in serving dish.

 

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Fool Proof Roast BeefRub roast with seasonings and let stand until room temperature. Place in roasting pan rib side down and bake in preheated 375 degree F oven for 1 hour. Turn oven off. Do not open oven door!

 

Articles

Baby blanket decorative dolls.

Baby Blanket DollsBaby dolls, boy and girl, made out of one pink thermal receiving blanket and one blue thermal receiving blanket, a boys bonnet, a girls bonnet, a blue bib and pink bib, white thin satin ribbon, girl booties and boy booties.

 

Tan Cocker.

Lady (American Cocker Spaniel)Lady is 4 years old and a American Cocker Spaniel. Her nickname is LadyBaby. I have a friend that knew these people that lived next door that had Lady. Lady wasn't being taken care very well at all. When I got Lady, her fur was all matted up.

 

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Stock Up When Groceries Are On SaleOne thing I do is watch the grocery store flyers to find items that I think is a good price. I watch prices real close, I may have a coupon , maybe not.

 

Old Baby Gate For A Trellis

Old Baby Gate For A TrellisDo you remember the old wooden baby gates? If you see one at a garage sale or an auction, they make an excellent trellis. I have a clematis growing on mine that I started this year.

 

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Fishing Line For Frugal Toilet FixAs a very stingy gramma, I have got "tight waddery" down to a science. While living in an apartment where the repair people didn't come running when I called, I figured out a way to fix my toilet.

 

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Use Vintage Metal Buckets for PlantersUse vintage metal buckets found at yard sales for container gardening. In most cases, the buckets already have holes in the bottom, acting as great drainage holes.

 

Toby (Yorkshire Terrier)

In Memory of Toby (Yorkshire Terrier)Toby, our 12 year old Yorkie died in my arms so we had to get another pet. I was crying for 3 weeks over Toby. After we lost Toby we got another Yorkie named Odie. I thought I had posted him on this site some time ago but they've been unable to find the picture. He has been missed.

 

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Save Magazine Pictures for CraftsWhen I want to make card for a certain holiday, let say Halloween, I just pull out my latest magazine and look for cute pictures of pumpkins, black cats and other Halloween related pictures.

 

Swiping a credit card through a machine.

When Things Aren't On SaleThere is a time when things aren't on sale-no matter what the store sign says, what's written on the price tag, or how much the cashier actually charges. When is this? When you pay with your charge card.

 

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Steam Cleaning Leather Running ShoesYou might faint from shock or horror, but I have had great luck cleaning leather runners with a steam cleaner. Just be careful not to let the dirt from the shoes blow onto the white sink like I did while steaming.

 

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Keep Utility Phone Numbers In Your Cell For EmergenciesIn my cell phone's address book, along with my other numbers of my family, friends and other contacts, I also have the phone number of the electric company. In case of a power outage, I'm not running in the dark trying to find the phone book to look up the power company's number to report the outage.

 

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Cheap Photo Business CardsI got a great deal on business cards with pix at www.vistaprint.com. They had a deal on free photo uploads! So 500 only cost me $6 or so for shipping.

 

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Power Of Attorney For Elderly ParentI strongly suggest if you have a parent still living that they make you power of attorney over them, in case something happens to them where they might have to wind up in the nursing home.

 

Questions

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Cleaning Outdoor Chair Pads?How do I clean my outdoor chair pads? Before bringing them in for the winter, I would like to get them cleaned.

 

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Knit Hat Pattern?Does anyone have a knitting pattern for an easy to knit hat - preferably one which can be easily adjusted to fit different sizes of adult head. I'm looking for a man's hat, a woman's or unisex?

 

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Organizing Nails, Screws, Nuts and Bolts?I would like to organize my husband's nails, screws, nuts and bolts. There are so many of them we're overwhelmed. Any suggestions for us to get started?

 

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"Parade of Lights" Christmas Parade ideas for Brownies and Guides?I am looking for "Parade of Lights" Christmas Parade ideas for Brownies and Guides. We're trying to come up ideas that use light. Our girls (approx. 50) will be walking, and have blue rain capes if it rains. One leader uses a medical scooter and is dressing up like a tree, with lights. This leader is riding at the front of the group.

 

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Substitute for Brandy?I need a substitution for brandy.

 

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Gas or Electric Fireplace?My wife and I are considering having a fireplace installed in our 650 square feet room in the basement, even so the house is well central heated. My wife wants the glow that the fireplace produces, but we are unable to decide whether to have an electric or gas fireplace. My wife is also concerned about fumes produced by gas.

 

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Painting Glass Vases?I need glass vase painting tips and templates.

 

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Stubborn Ingrown Hair?Does anyone know how to get rid of a severly ingrown hair on my husbands back? He has had it for years. It gets infected, we try to pop it and it stinks to high heaven. It goes down for a while and comes back. It does not hurt at all.

 

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Cleaning Vinyl Floor Tiles?I have cream colored vinyl tiles on my kitchen floor. Despite regular cleaning, these tiles have gotten really dirty. I can see dirt and grime in the grooves. I have used ammonia (diluted with water), Pinesol, ivory dish liquid, etc.

 

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"Girly-Girl" Centerpieces?I need ideas for a centerpiece. Our Women's Ministry is having a meeting. We are responsible for setting up themed tables. Mine is a "girly-girl" using plates with shoes, pocketbooks, and other girly items on it. Colors will be hot pink and lime green. What should I do as a centerpiece?

 

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Sunflowers Theme Decorations?I'm on the decorating committee for a woman's retreat and the theme is sunflowers. I need some smart and easy ideas for table decorations, and favors.

 

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Who Sells Arborio Rice?Does anyone know a store that sells Arborio rice? I've looked at Walmart, Kroger, and many budget stores and can't find it. My daughter has looked for it in Indiana and hasn't found it either.

 

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Iron Mark on Cashmere?How can I get rid of a white iron mark on a red cashmere sweater?

 

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My New Job Doesn't Offer a Retirement Plan?I have a 40000.00 in my 401k and my new job doesn't offer a retirement plan, what should i do?

 

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Allergic Reactions to New Carpet?We need new wall to wall carpeting installed through our entire house, living room and 3 bedrooms. I've read that new manufactured carpets contain chemicals. Has any one ever had an allergic reaction to new carpeting? When would be the best time of year to have this work done?

 

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What is a "moberly" room?This is something that has puzzled me for 40 years. When I was in high school I read a book (can't remember the title or author) that was set in Victorian England. A room in a big mansion was described as a "moberly" room.Does anybody know what "moberly" is?

 

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Village Wallpaper #5812685?I am looking for discontinued wallpaper by Village, style number 5812685. It was purchased about three years ago, and I am about 1 double roll short. Any suggestions?

 

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