October 1, 2007

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Cocoa Mixed Rice KrispiesThese are the best ones I've ever eaten! Melt butter on stove, melt marshmallows letting them singe just a smidgeon (kind of like campfire marshmallows just barely singed light brown, careful!).

 

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Black-Eyed Pea DipBoil peas in salted water until tender; drain. Saute' onion in oil and add peas to mixture. Press peas to break skins and mix with seasonings.

 

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Bran Rolls or BreadCombine bran, brown sugar, shortening, salt, and boiling water in large bowl and let stand until cool. Add yeast to warm water. Add yeast mixture to cooled bran mixture. Add eggs and flour. Cover this and let rise until double.

 

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Hot MustardSoak mustard and vinegar together overnight. Add sugar. Stir well and add eggs. Cook in double boiler until thickened. Stir often.

 

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Classic LasagnaBrown ground beef and garlic. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, salt, pepper and oregano. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Cook noodles according to package directions.

 

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Mulligatawny SoupCook veggies, apples and chicken in butter until brown. Stir in curry and flour. Blend well and add stock slowly, stirring constantly. Add seasonings and tomato paste.

 

Articles

Cousins at the Reunion

Cousins at the ReunionAt a family reunion, I snapped this picture of my granddaughter, Kyla and grandson, Levi, who are cousins. The contented look on Kyla's face and Levi accepting her on his shoulders, touches all of our hearts.

 

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Let Your Friends Help You Find BargainsMy best frugal tip is to not impulse buy and to let your friends know what you are looking for.

 

Denver Botanical GardenMy daughter and her new friend! These photos were taken at the Denver Botanical Garden on 9/07 after a rain shower.

 

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Wipe Down Your Car With VinegarHere is a quick and easy way to wash the car. The other day I decided to wash my car windows, which were looking pretty smeary. I used a bowl of vinegar and water about 3 cups water and one of vinegar.

 

Orange print fabric pumpkin.

Fabric PumpkinsHere is a fun craft to make this fall. I made a ton of them last year, they are cheap and easy.

 

Puggles (Pug)Puggles is 10 months old and a Pug, of course. My aunt's dog had a litter of puppies and Puggles was the only one left after everyone picked through them.

 

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Save Lukewarm Water for Your PlantsWhile waiting for hot water from your sink to get hot, place a milk jug under the faucet to collect water. Use this water to water plants, pets, etc. You'll be surprised with how much water you've collected.

 

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Fold Patterns To Correct SizeThis is for people who sew. I buy those multiple size patterns for many of my granddaughter's garments. I cut out the pattern pieces to the largest size. Then I cut across the cutting line at several places around the pattern.

 

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Use Gift Bags For Cute Wall ArtMy son loves Roy Rogers, and I've looked at prints and posters to decorate his room with, but most are a little pricey for a momma on a budget.

 

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Give Out One Coloring Page at a TimeAt my son's daycare, they noticed that when they gave the kids a whole coloring book, they would color a little bit on lots of different pages, and then when someone got the book out again, they would not want to color in it because the pages were already used.

 

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Freeze Your EggsEggs, (blended) can be kept in the freezer in an airtight container for up to four months. Here are some simple tips to help you freeze your eggs properly.

 

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How To Get Sparkling Eyes?Combine 2-3 tsp. cucumber juice with 5-6 drops of Rosewater. Dip a cotton ball in this mixture and place on your eyes for 10 minutes to get rejuvenated and sparkling eyes.

 

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Remove Excess Grease From PepperoniWhen making homemade pizza, try this to have a much less fatty pepperoni. Whether it is sliced by yourself or bought that way, line the disks up on a folded paper towel in a microwave safe dish and cover with another layer of folded towel.

 

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Trick Or Treat For Something Good With UnicefWith Halloween just around the corner, many kids are already thinking about costumes, parties, and of course, candy! As a parent, I worry about the materialism attached to holidays, both big and small and the effect it has on our children as they grow up.

 

Questions

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Glass Box Decoration Ideas?What kind of decorations can you put on top of the glass box decorations to go along with the bows or without bows?

 

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Voles Eating Hostas?I have voles eating my hostas. They use old mole tunnels to get to the roots from underneath.

 

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Holiday Craft Ideas For Fourth Grade?This year I am homeroom mother for fourth graders. Really need some game/craft suggestions for upcoming Halloween party.

 

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Making Cottage Cheese at Home?Does anyone know if I can make cottage cheese at home? What about sour cream? thanks a lot.

 

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Making a Wreath With Ribbon Loops?Does anyone have instructions on how to make a wreath or tree using ribbon loops? Please list if you do. Thanks.

 

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Review of Kevin Trudeau's Coconut Diet?Has any one tried out the coconut diet advertised by Kevin Trudeau? If so any advise or results?

 

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What to Give Girls at Spiderman Theme Party?What do you give girls in a spider man themed party, since there is no spider woman?

 

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Can Green Tomatoes Be Preserved in Newspaper?Can I preserve green tomatoes from my garden by wrapping them in newspaper and putting in a cool dry place and use them in winter?

 

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Ideas For Doing Remote Baby Shower?I want to do a baby shower at home, for my daughter that lives in another state. Can this be done in good taste?

 

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Movers Stealing Belongings?2 1/2 years ago, my daughter moved back from NY to CA. The movers stole many of her things,(anything in the original boxes they could sell at flea markets) damaged others and lost or stole a good antique hat collection.

 

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Where to Get 2 1/2 Inch Ribbon Online?Anyone know where to get 2 1/2 inch ribbon online. I am looking for patterns and solids.

 

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Help Using the Inspire TI Calculator?Does anyone have the Inspire TI calculator (it might have a slightly different spelling).

 

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Decoupaging DIY Project Ideas?Decoupage DIY projects ideas are needed ... I'm a beginner. Thank you!

 

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Stop Dog From Peeing on Flowers?Can someone please help me? I need to know how I can stop my dog from peeing on my Japanese ferns, without having to put up a fence, he is killing my flowers.

 

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York Wallcoverings, Issue Number GJ4235R1?Where can I find two rolls of wallpaper manufactured by York Wallcoverings, issue number GJ4235R1?

 

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Instructions For Painting Laminate Counter Tops Like Brown Quartz?Is it possible to (step by step and what products) paint my laminate counter tops to look like dark brown quartz?

 

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Removing Footprints From Waxed Floor?How do you remove footprints from walking in wet floor wax after it has dried?

 

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Ideas For Cat Themed Wedding?My daughter is getting married soon and she wants a 'CAT' theme.

 

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Cougars Playing the Panthers for Homecoming?We are the cougars playing the panthers for homecoming. I need ideas for door decorations.

 

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Watch Turns Skin Green?My daughter has a watch that she absolutely loves but she can't wear it because it turns her wrist green.

 

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Removing Adhesive From a Car?How do I get dried adhesive from a Christian fish off my car?

 

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Removing Adhesive From Fleece?I have adhesive from a sticker on a fleece pullover. I washed it and dried it. How do i get the glue off now?

 

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Recipe For Million Dollar Pie Without Chocolate?Does anyone know the recipe for million dollar pie, not the one that is made with chocolate.

 

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Making An Orange Light Ball From Solo Cups?Has anybody ever made an orange light ball out of Solo cups?

 

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What Glue is Best For Adding Embellishments to Glass?What type of glue is best for securing embellishments (fabrics, silk florals, beads, etc.) onto lighted glass blocks and wine bottles?

 

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Removing Metal Paint From Denim?How can I remove paint (the type for painting metal) from denim jeans?

 

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Roses in Vase Growing New Leaves?September 19th was my birthday, and my daughter graced me with six beautiful long stem roses. The roses came together with some plant food. I carefully placed my beautiful roses in a vase with water and added some of the plant food.

 

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Health Advice For Dog With Demodectic Mange?I have a 6 month old boxer that's just been diagnosed with demodectic mange.

 

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Tip For Peeling Cooked Potatoes?Does anyone have a tip for peeling cooked potatoes for making potato salad.

 

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Crochet Projects From Scrap Yarn?I was lucky enough to receive 4 large trash bags full of yarn. All different colors and textures.

 

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