October 29, 2007

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Recipes

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Jerusalem Artichoke RelishScrub and chop artichokes. Add ground onions, peppers and cauliflower. Soak overnight in water and salt mixture. Drain well in colander and rinse with clear water.

 

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Lemon DressingMix lemon juice, salad oil, paprika, salt, onion, sugar, and garlic. Let stand several hours. Shake well and pour over hot cooked vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, or green beans.

 

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Apricot ButtonsCombine apricots and 1/3 cup of the sugar; cook until thickened. Cool and set aside. Cream butter and remaining sugar

 

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Old Fashioned Beef StewTwo hearty recipes for Old Fashioned Beef Stew to warm you up!

 

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Frosted Apple Cinnamon BarsHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in medium bowl, stir in oats. Combine butter, brown sugar and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often

 

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White BreadMix water, milk and yeast well and let stand about 5 minutes. Mix flour, salt and sugar. Make a well in flour mixture and add shortening and liquid yeast mixture.

 

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Spicy Fried Green TomatoesIn a bowl, mix the flour, black pepper, red pepper, garlic powder, eggs, and beer. The mixture should resemble pancake batter.

 

Articles

Pumpkin Can Tea LightsWe published this earlier but didn't have the instructions. It was a wonderful craft submission from Harlean Greathouse. So here are the instructions:

 

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Attach Magnet to Sewing Box for NeedlesI have a large sewing box and was always pricking my finger on loose needles! So to solve this problem I hot-glued a large magnet to the top that I had received free from a local business. Voila! No more needle mishaps and they are always where I can see them.

 

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Use King Sized Pillowcases for Protecting Table LeavesI don't have covers for my dining room table leaves. Instead to protect them while storing them in the closet I slip them into king size pillow cases. They are the perfect length and protect against the scratching that may occur during storage.

 

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Use a Commuter MugFor those of you that like to frequent coffee shops, whether on your daily commute or just when you're out and about, think about purchasing a commuter mug. Some coffee shops will discount your beverage purchase.

 

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Use Grill Covers For Shop EquipmentProtect your table saws and other big machinery in the garage with BBQ gas grill covers. At the end of the summer season, you can get them for under $5. Long lasting durable cover to protect your valuables.

 

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LutefiskThat time of the year when Scandinavians cook lutefisk; if you follow these instructions there will hardly be a odor and fish will be solid and flake.

 

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Nisus DSV For Disinfecting SurfacesI work at a pest control company and was reading up on some pesticides, and came across a chemical called Nisus DSV. It is used to clean everything; from hospitals to dog kennels.

 

Ice cream stick pumpkins.

Ice Cream Stick PumpkinsTake three ice cream sticks and glue them together side by side. Make three of these. Take another ice cream stick and cut the stems for the pumpkins.

 

wooden bike rack

Wooden Bike RackI made two simple but useful bike racks out of a 2x4 and some screws (it helps to have a miter saw). I made an L bracket out of the 2x4 and secured it to a stud in the garage.

 

LuLu and Wayas' Puppies (Golden Retrievers)These are LuLu and Wayas' puppies. They are 1 month old Golden Retrievers. We have had the parents for more then 4 years and now we have puppies. In one more month they will get to go to their new homes/families.

 

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Send Yourself a Running Email Of TipsFor places to leave tips like this: Send yourself an email, subject matter of "Tips to Use". Keep a running list by forwarding it to yourself. Remember to delete the "forward" in the message.

 

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Watch Out For Roaches From Used AppliancesI bought a used refrigerator and it works great. My tip is that since I have had it in my home, I am now seeing those little German roaches in the kitchen only near where the refrigerator is sitting.

 

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Buy From Mennonite or Amish Country StoresCheck area Mennonite or Amish communities to stock up on bargains such as tea, soup mixes, candies or other goodies.

 

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Snuggle Pillow for FibromyalsiaRecently I went to visit my daughter in California and she had just had our first granddaughter. While I was there, my "fibro" really flared up and I was just miserable and could not sleep at night. My daughter gave me a pregnancy pillow that has been a godsend.

 

Pumpkin Fountain

Halloween FountainCreate an affordable autumn fountain by using any container filled with water a pump and decoration that water can pass through. Adorn with mums, pine cones and place apples inside fountain.

 

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Stopping a Bed From Squeaking?How do I get a bed to stop squeaking? After moving 11 months ago, the bed still squeaks, and it's time to ask for help. This is the 3rd time it's been set up in about 10 years. Wooden headboard, no footboard.

 

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Crafts Using Old Bread Tags?My son wants to make something from old bread tags. Does anybody have any good ideas?

 

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Icy Windshield?Anything for frosty/iced windshields? I am a van driver for school kids and it is left out all night. I might not have enough time to scrape in the mornings.

 

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Spiced Sugar Cutout Cookies?Hi, everyone I have a question. Does anyone have a recipe for spiced cookie cutouts or know how to add spices to a sugar cookie cutout recipe. My sugar cutouts are nice and soft and I just want to add a little spice. I'm afraid if I add spices I will change the texture of the cookie. Please help.

 

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Dog Licking It's Mouth?My dog is constantly licking her mouth and smacking her lips. She just started it about 2 weeks ago. Could you tell me why? Should I worry?

 

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Obedience Training Advice?If anyone has questions about obedience training for their dogs, please feel free to ask me!

 

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Sheer Coverage Mineral Makeup?Has anyone tried any of the Sheer Cover mineral make up products? If so, what do you think of them? Good or not? Thanks.

 

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Cardboard Sheets for Shipping?I'm looking for clean flat sheets of cardboard around 18X24 for shipping posters that I sell on Ebay. Anyone have any ideas on this?

 

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Mildew on Suede Jacket?Over the summer, a suede jacket got mildew on the front while stored in a back bedroom closet. If anyone knows how to remove mildew from suede, please let me know! The jacket has been worn only a couple of times.

 

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Looking for Someone?How can I find someone?

 

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Difference Between Minute Rice and Other Brands?What is the difference between Minute Rice and regular rice in the bag like Mahatma or Watermaid?

 

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Burnt Revere Pan?I burnt a Revere pan making hot fudge icing. How do I clean it?

 

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Replacement Rubber Arm For Office Chair?Does anyone know where one can buy the rubber office chair arms that cover the ends?

 

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Pen on Microfiber?How do I get pen out of microfiber?

 

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Reynolds Handi-Vac Vacuum Sealing System?Has any one tried the new Reynolds Handi-Vac Vacuum Sealing System?

 

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Apartment Garden?Due to landlord's remodeling, I am going to have a nice new apartment but no more garden or back yard! Recently, I purchased three tomato plants to be planted in two plastic hanging bags. Does anyone have any other ideas about planting in a limited space? I know about the potted plants and I don't know if I'll even have a patio for a raised bed.

 

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Dress Made of Crown Royal Bags?I am looking for instructions on how to make a Dress out of Crown Royal bags? I saw a girl with one at a Halloween party! She said it was a toga but it looked like a dress.

 

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Making Things For Pigmy Goats to Play On?I'm looking to things to make for our 4 pigmy goats to play on. Any ideas? Pictures are a great help to me, but not necessary.

 

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