October 15, 2007

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Recipes

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One Pot SpaghettiBrown the meat, set aside. In same pot, add the onion, garlic and bell pepper; cook until the vegetables are soft. Add the olives, mushrooms and tomato sauce. Mix well.

 

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Lemon BreadCream shortening and sugar, add eggs and mix. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk. Stir in nuts and lemon rind. Pour batter into greased 9x5 inch loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until done.

 

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Blue Cheese Marinated TomatoesCombine ingredients in jar with a tight cover, then shake until thoroughly mixed. Add blue cheese just before pouring over tomatoes.

 

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No Skill No Bake DessertMy sister gave me this recipe several years ago. I have no idea where she got it. She called it her no skill-no bake dessert and teen age boys love it. She was a wonderful cook and I am not so this was perfect for me.

 

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Surprise BarsWhip together eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until light. Add oil, beets, cocoa and pudding. Blend until everything is well mixed. Blend in vanilla. Add flour, soda and salt. Mix well.

 

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Easy Apple Pie Foldover"When you don't want to make a big pie, make four serving foldovers that's every bit as scrumptious" - Betty Crocker Cookbook

 

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Hot Wassail TeaMix juices, water and brown sugar together in percolator. In percolator basket, put spices and salt. Perk for 15 minutes. May be refrigerated and reheated.

 

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Dry Shoes in Front of the FridgeTo dry tennis shoes after washing or to dry out any wet shoes, put them in front of the refrigerator vent grill. Open the laces wide, pull open the tongue of the shoe so the air can get inside and lay shoes on their side with the opening facing the grill.

 

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New Idea for Brow MakeupI found a great way of augmenting my eyebrows. Pencil/brow powder just did not work for me - so, after having looked at expensive products on the internet, I was inspired to try something else.

 

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Shaving Cream To Remove Paint From CarpetMy husband and I painted our bedroom forest green. What we didn't realize was that the paint we dripped on the drop cloth was seeping through. We had a ton of dark green paint spots on our near white carpet.

 

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Drying Extra CilantroWhen I make salsa, I use half a bunch of cilantro. For a while, I would just let the extra go bad in my fridge (BAD IDEA). Then I realized that I can easily dry out the remaining cilantro and use it that way!

 

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Get Flu Shots NowI spoke with a clerk at the pharmacy today. She said the flu shots take 6 weeks to function and people have to get them NOW because flu is already happening. Consider yourselves forewarned.

 

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Gorgeous Fabric Picture FrameMake a gorgeous fabric picture frame to coordinate with your curtains or drapes! Pick large frame like the size of 11x14 inches, 16x20 inches, or 18x20 inches. Larger sizes look more dramatic.

 

Green Iguana

Rex Bathing (Green Iguana)Rex is 7 years old and a Green Iguana. Rex was adopted by myself several years ago when her former owner (my son) went into the Navy

 

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Wake Up Your FaceFor a quick, cheap facial scrub: Take your cooled down coffee grounds and scrub your face gently with them. The grounds will slough off dead skin cells, and the caffeine will "wake up" your skin.

 

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Secret for Delicious MeatballsInstead of frying your meatballs which adds fat and calories, drop medium size meatballs into boiling chicken broth, cooking for about 15 minutes. Drain on paper towels and then add them to simmering spaghetti sauce.

 

Fall wreaths.

Fall WreathsEasy to make eucalyptus wreaths to decorate your home or use as a gift. Make your own for a fraction of what one would cost you to purchase.

 

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Keeping Pattern Pieces TogetherI am beginning to cut out a robe for my granddaughter. The pattern has several views. I am going to take the pattern pieces which go to one view and fold them together and secure with a paper clip or safety pin.

 

Daddies Teaching Daughters: Automotive KnowledgeAre you wishing that there was a gift that you could give your daughter that would last longer than an ipod or the newest and best cell phone? Well there is, Dad! There is a lot a Dad can teach his daughter that will serve her well in her life.

 

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Break Up Dogs With NoiseTo break up dog fights, especially at a dog park where you may not have water available to squirt, vigorously shake a can filled with rocks so you can make a lot of noise.

 

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Dyeing a Black T-shirt?For black shirts I heard to use the Rit dye for it, but does it have to be solid black.? What if it has writing on it can i still use it? Writing was there when I bought it like band t-shirts. Please help me out thank you so much.

 

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Using Old Sports Equipment for Decorating?Looking for ways to recycle sports equipment. We're planning to convert our garage into a game room. Recycling old sports equipment into another item is the way we would like to do this. Any ideas for fishing, billiard, tennis, baseball, football, and golf equipment. Thanks!

 

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Inexpensive Toys Made in the USA?Need safe toys MADE IN THE U.S.A. for a great-granddaughter that will be 4 years old in Dec. I do not sew or do handwork. Anyone have ideas that will be easy and not much money? ($10 - $20 max)

 

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Chicken Tenders with Avocado Recipe?I'm looking for an easy Chicken Tenders with Avocado recipe. I do not like it hot (no Tabasco or red chili peppers)!

 

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Making vs. Buying Worcestershire Sauce?Can I make good Worcestershire sauce at home or is it better if I just buy it?

 

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Removing Spider Veins from Face?How to remove spider veins from your face?

 

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Getting Dehydrated Dog to Drink Water?Getting dog to drink water when they are dehydrated.

 

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Getting a Song Out of Your Head?How do you get a song out of your head? I purchased Reba McIntyre's Duets cd, and I listened to "Because of You" probably 6 times over 2 days. More than I should have and it's been following me around ever since. Just when I think it's gone, it comes back.

 

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Recipes for Duck?I am interested in an easy recipe for duck, any ideas?

 

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Substituting Peanut Oil for Vegetable Oil?I'm baking banana bread without shortening. It calls for applesauce and oil. I don't have enough vegetable oil. Can I use peanut oil? Or is it best to use more applesauce? I have natural unsweetened applesauce.

 

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Tea Tree Oil Shampoo for Pet?Looking for home remedy for pet with hot spots or best place to purchase tea tree oil shampoo.

 

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Making Pumpkin Soup?How do you make pumpkin soup? My family enjoyed a bowl at the American Indian Museum in the food court. It was yummy. I have not been able to duplicate it. Any ideas would be great! Thanks.

 

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Making a Bar Height Dining Table?I want to make a bar-height dining table to go with some stools I bought at a resale shop. We have basic woodworking tools but not much skill/experience. Just something very simple, straight cuts and basic construction, large enough to seat eight. Not finding what I want from internet search. Any ideas?

 

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Decorating Around Base of Antique Tub?We have a Victorian bath that the previous owners removed the claw type feet and used bricks and cement to build two stands for the bath to rest on.

 

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Gift Ideas for Widowed Grandpa?My grandpa just lost his wife (my grandma) three months ago. I don't know what to get him for Christmas now. When my grandma was alive I usually got them a gift card to go out to dinner somewhere nice. Any ideas of what to get him would be appreciated. Thank you.

 

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Plastic Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer?Plastic over-the-door shoe organizers: seems every time you really look for something, is the time you cannot find it. I have seen these before, at the Dollar General, at the Dollar Tree, and neither is carrying them now, and I refuse to pay a fortune for such a thing. Does anyone know where else I could look to find these on the cheap?

 

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Picante Sauce Recipe?I need a good recipe for Picante sauce.

 

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Electric Buffer That Can be Used on Laminate Floor?I have Armstrong laminate flooring. The only product recommended by the manufacturer is Orange-Glo Hardwood cleaner, to be used with the accompanying micro-fiber mop. Even when a small amount is used, I get so much drag with the mop, that this job is incredibly labor-intensive for me. Compounded by the fact that I have significant arthritis issues, I dread cleaning my floors.

 

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