October 9, 2007

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Recipes

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Broccoli au GratinIn a large saucepan, bring the salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli and boil about 5 minutes. Drain into a colander and spray with cold water to stop the cooking process.

 

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White Pecan FudgeLine a 9 inch square pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1/2 Tbsp. butter and set aside. Butter the sides of a large heavy saucepan with 1/2 Tbsp. butter.

 

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Cantonese Egg RollsMix all ingredients together. Place 2-3 teaspoonfuls mixture in center of egg roll wrappers. Wrap 2 sides over and roll up. Fry in lots of oil until golden.

 

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Ramjam ChickenIn a large, resealable plastic bag, combine the soy sauce, wine, lemon juice, oil, Italian-style seasoning, ginger, garlic, onion powder and ground black pepper.

 

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Chocolate-Pecan Pudding CakesIn a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, 3 Tbsp. cocoa, baking powder and salt. Combine the milk, butter and vanilla; stir into the dry ingredients just until combined. Stir in pecans. Spoon into six greased 6 oz. custard cups.

 

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Sour Cream EnchiladasBrown beef, drain fat. Add onion and green pepper, continue cooking until onion and pepper are soft. Add salt, pepper, Picante sauce, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, Tabasco and ripe olives.

 

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Spring Party SaladUse up the veggies in your freezer with this marinated salad.

 

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Cocktail CheeseCream softened cheese. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pack in oiled mold and chill several hours.

 

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Salmon Loaf with Cucumber SauceMelt butter, blend in flour, add milk and salt and stir until thick. Drain and flake salmon. Add salmon and other ingredients to cream mixture.

 

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Iced Tea SyrupDissolve sugar in water and boil 10 minutes. While hot pour over unstrained fruit juices and rinds. Add 2 large handfuls of mint and bruise; cover with tight lid overnight.

 

Articles

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Bark Picture FrameWe are new to Tennessee and my husband is big into deer and all the other wild life in our back yard. He got to choose how to decorate our den.

 

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Buy Frugal Extras When You ShopWhen you go to the grocery store, pick-up a couple of frugal extras for your pantry, or to give to your favorite charity. Stores are always having sales or specials on canned goods.

 

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Leftover SoupSave leftover veggies, gravy (this works better with brown), bits of meat, (rice, noodles, pasta, even mashed potatoes), etc. into a big size freezer bag or plastic container.

 

Halloween Alternatives

Halloween AlternativesWhat if you don't celebrate Halloween, but your kids want to dress up? Or maybe you'd rather to do a bit more on the educational side rather than simply buy a costume. Here are some ideas from my school and friends.

 

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Tealights For Power OutagesThere are occasions when we have power outages and we use oil lamps and candles for lighting. I use tealights in clear or frosted glass mugs.

 

Autumn Fire

Autumn CampfireA campfire is the most beautiful site in the fall of the year. We recently went on a camping trip and enjoyed the coloration of the fire while sitting outside in lawn chairs.

 

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Organizing PlantsNeed help organizing your seeds? When planting seeds at any time, you don't need to buy expensive planting labels. You can use popsicle sticks, tongue depressors, or window blinds cut into smaller pieces.

 

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Reuse Unpostmarked StampsPostage stamps that have not been marked with the date due to machinery error can be reused. Pay attention to the mail you get and start cutting off the stamps you can reuse.

 

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Hairspray for Setting Chalk on PaperThis tip is for making a picture with chalk on paper. When finished, spray with cheap hairspray. The hairspray puts a fine coat of lacquer on the paper and you won't get chalk dust all over.

 

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Hide Labeling on Kids BelongingsThe best plan is to always write kids names on the inside of their belongings. Displaying the name on the outside could be an invitation for trouble, should your child assume an unfamiliar person knows him/her just because this person calls him/her by name.

 

Razor USA Recalls E300 Electric Scooters; Handlebars Can Detach Causing Loss of ControlA weld can break causing the handlebar to detach. This can cause the rider to lose control and fall from the scooter.

 

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Have a Dollar Store BudgetEven when I go to the dollar store, (or should I say, especially when I go to the dollar store) I make sure I count the items in my basket to make sure I am within my budgeted amount.

 

Panda Lu (Boston Terrier Bulldog)Panda Lu is 1 1/2 years old and is a Boston Terrier Bulldog. We bought her in June of 2006 when she was 17 weeks old. My daughter and I have always wanted an "inside" dog, but DH wouldn't hear of it. We begged, pleaded and cried until he gave in; now, he loves her as much as we do.

 

Questions

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Storing Finished Craft Projects?I haven't actually participated in a craft fair yet, but I'm trying to build up an inventory of my finished craft projects in preparation of a craft show. How does everyone store their finished crafts to keep them clean, etc.?

 

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Replacing Canvas on a Patio Umbrella?I am looking to replace patio umbrella canvas. My current one is worn out and has 6 ribs or stems where the canvas attaches. Does anyone know what companies can I contact? Thanks for your help.

 

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Looking for Similar Bedding to "Heavenly Bed"?We recently stayed at a Westin and loved their "Heavenly Bed". I've read that there are less expensive brands that offer the same comfort and have learned from past experience that if you look in the right places, you can usually find a bargain.

 

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Simple Wine Recipe?Anyone have a simple wine making recipe? We have many grapes.

 

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Can Other People Delete and Edit My Post?I have asked about this before. Every time I post feedback, it is published with Edit This Post and Delete options. Why would this be? Would it be possible for anyone to edit or delete my post? If the post is edited, I may be held responsible for the edited post without knowing anything about it.

 

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Seattle Birthday Party Ideas?Want to throw a surprise 30th birthday party for my sister in Seattle. (I'm living in S.F. Bay area.) Looking for great cakes, eats, events, location, etc. for Nov. 16 weekend. Please help.

 

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Did I See an Angel?Once again I need your thoughts and wisdom. My mother has cancer. She is near the end of her chemotherapy. I asked God to send me a sign to let me know if she's going to be ok. The next night while stargazing I saw what I'm sure was a white angel fly over our house.

 

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Screen Size Problems?Please help me with my screen size, when it is minimized the sides are crooked and when large the sides are off the screen. What did I hit? (Please be kind as I am 76 yrs.

 

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