October 8, 2007

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Recipes

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Cheesy Beef DipMix and bake in 1 1/2 qt. baking dish at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with nuts, if desired. Serve hot with crackers. (I prefer Triscuits)

 

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$10 Mushroom Gravy MealMake Ground Beef into hamburger patties and cook. Mix Mushroom Gravy mix, soup and water in bowl with wire whisk. Pour over cooked Hamburger patties and simmer until heated through and slightly thickened into gravy.

 

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Allie's Peanut BrittleBoil sugar, Karo syrup, and water until candy reaches soft ball stage, 238 degrees F on candy thermometer. Add peanuts. Cook until peanuts brown. Stir constantly so candy will not burn.

 

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Squash ComboSlice squash and saute' with onion in butter until tender. Add cheese and tomatoes and simmer until cheese melts.

 

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Sweet and Sour Beef StewCombine flour, salt and pepper and coat meat with mixture. Brown meat in hot oil; add onion and simmer. Combine water or bouillon, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and a little Worcestershire.

 

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Sugar Free Banana Berry SmoothieCombine yogurt, banana, and Equal, in blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth. Add half of frozen fruit. Blend until smooth. Repeat with remaining frozen fruit.

 

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Coney Island Hot DogsBrown meat with onion in skillet on medium heat, stirring frequently; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, chili powder and Worcestershire sauce.

 

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Chicken and Ham BakeSaute' onion and celery in butter until tender. Add parsley, seasonings, cracker crumbs, broth, egg, chicken and 1/4 lb. cubed cheese. Mix well.

 

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Hot Crab SpreadCombine cream cheese and milk. Add remaining ingredients except almonds and blend well. Spoon into 8 inch round oven proof dish and top with almonds.

 

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Use Cereal Boxes For MailingI have been selling some of my daughter's outgrown clothing on ebay. To ship the items, I save and use empty cereal boxes and wrap them in inexpensive brown craft paper.

 

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Mr. Pumpkin Ate The CakeMake any kind of cake that you like. Remove a slice and put a little plastic jack-o-lantern on top of the cake. Smear some icing on the pumpkin's mouth and tell the kids Mr. Pumpkin ate the cake.

 

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Use Wine To Drown Fruit FliesI found a great way to get rid of fruit flies. Just put a glass of wine on the counter overnight. In the morning it will be full of dead fruit flies. You may never have them again.

 

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Nail Polish Remover Spilt on TableMy daughter spilled nail polish remover (acetone) on my kitchen table, and then wiped it up. My table now has a large cloudy, rough area where the remover ate through the finish on the wood table.

 

Creepy Spiders

Creepy SpidersHere are some spiders made from different things, pom poms or mini pumpkins, pipe cleaners and paint.

 

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Pegboard for Organizing the Craft RoomWhen organizing my craft room, I took pegboard, I made mine longer and skinny. I bought nails (took a spool with me to hardware store) poked the nails in from behind and organized my thread.

 

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Divide Large Canned Goods Into Smaller ServingsAs expensive as canned vegetables have gotten, I find it better to buy one super large can and divide portions into small size zip bags for freezing.

 

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White Dog At One Year (American Bulldog)White Dog is an American Bulldog and is 1 year old. I got him from the pound about 9 months ago. He likes to play crazy dog and he likes to run with me and race me on my bike ball mostly he like to cuddle

 

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Homemade Foot SoftenerWould you like softer feet? I found out a way to do so. I sell Avon and I got a sample of some stuff to soften feet, but it felt like petroleum jelly with some nice mint in it. So I figured the way to really save money was to make my own feet softener.

 

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Make Postcards Out of Old Christmas CardsIt 's not too early to be thinking about Christmas. This year, send postcards or letters instead of Christmas cards. You can even cut your old Christmas cards, from last year, in half and send the pretty side as a postcard.

 

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Limit Your Grocery MoneyBefore heading out to shop, make a list. Put a list of items you want, plus the sale price and any coupons you have. Total the costs before leaving the house and only bring that much money.

 

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Reusing Square Kleenex BoxesI have Kleenex all over the house, almost every room. Instead of constantly buying the small square box that fits in the common decorative Kleenex holder, I keep reusing the first box.

 

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Walmart and Publix Have Deals On PrescriptionsI'd like to remind everyone that WalMart pharmacies are offering $4.00 generic drugs. You can find the list on the WalMart website - www.walmart.com. Just look at the pharmacy section.

 

Questions

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How to Get a Fresh Looking Complexion While Living In PakistanCan I know how to get a fair complexion with a fresh look, while living in Pakistan?

 

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Drying Bar SoapWhat is the best way to dry bar soap to make it last longer?

 

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Milky Residue in Pickle JarsI have a question about making dill pickles. Some of my jars stay real clear while others get this milky substance on the bottom of the jars. Is this just fermentation and is is safe to eat them?

 

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Caring For My Elderly CatI have a female cat that is 18. She has had a couple of strokes in the past few years and has a slight balance problem. Recently, she has started urinating everywhere!

 

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Remove Dirt From Outside of Painted HVAC VentHow do you remove dirt from the outside of a painted HVAC vent?

 

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Removing a Super Glued Rear View MirrorMy husband tried to glue my rear view mirror to my windshield, but glued it on upside down. What can I use to remove it so I can attach it correctly?

 

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What is the Perfect Birthday Gift For a Bullrider?My boyfriend is a bullrider, and his birthday is coming up very soon.

 

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Recipe for Quick and Easy CandyI was wondering if anyone has a quick recipe for some candy that is good. It can be any kind, as there are no allergies. Thank you!

 

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Cleaning a Ceiling FanWhat is the best way to clean a ceiling fan?

 

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Question About Yard Craft MaterialAt a roadside flower/craft store, I have recently seen some yard craft. They were snowmen and Christmas trees that you normally see cut out of plywood.

 

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Need 1 Roll of Classic Ambience by Village, Pattern #5804456I need 1 more roll of this wall paper to complete many hours of work:

 

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Removing Rust From Well WaterHow do I get rid of rust in my well water?

 

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Gift ideas For Goddaughter's ConfirmationMy goddaughter is having her confirmation in November. I was wondering if anybody has some good gift ideas? I want to give her something meaningful. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

 

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Advice With Helping Neglected KittenKitten Help! I have just been out in the dark rescuing a kitten [8-9 weeks] from a tree down the street. The child at the house told me the kitty belongs to my next door neighbors.

 

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Cleaning a Brushed Stainless Steel RefrigeratorHow do you clean a stainless refrigerator?

 

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Make Ahead Thanksgiving RecipesI'm looking for recipes for Thanksgiving dinner that can be made ahead of time and frozen or can be cooked a couple of days early.

 

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Wintering Strawberry PlotI have a strawberry plot and I have been covering it with straw for the winter but do I have to?

 

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Need Beef Pot Pie Recipe to Feed 50I am looking for a recipe for beef pot pie that will feed approximately 50 people, and is relatively inexpensive!

 

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