November 1, 2007

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Recipes

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No Roll PastryHere's an easy, no-roll way to make a bottom crust for your pie!

 

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Easy GazpachoBlend short time until smooth. Serve cold with one or two ice cubes. Croutons, diced onions, cucumber and pepper may be added at table, as desired.

 

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Imperial MousseSoften gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. Dissolve in boiling water. Blend sour cream, sugar and flavorings into gelatin mixture. Pour into oiled 1 qt. rind mold. Chill until firm.

 

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Chocolate Walnut Coconut BarsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Mix graham crumbs and butter; press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan.

 

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Patio PotatoesCook potatoes. Peel and slice and put in 1 1/2 qt. casserole. Combine white sauce, cheese, garlic, chilies and salt. Cook over low heat until cheese is melted. Then pour mixture over potatoes.

 

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Strawberry-Rhubarb SauceCook rhubarb and strawberries in about 2 tablespoons of water until you can mash together. Add sugar or sweetener to taste.

 

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Simple AntipastoMarinate in Italian dressing for several hours before serving.

 

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Ham And Cheese French ToastPreheat the oven to 200 degrees. Beat the eggs, cream, and salt together in a small flat bowl or pie plate. Spread the tops of the slices of bread evenly with the butter and then the mustard.

 

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Rib Eye RoastPlace 1/2 lb. layer or rock salt in pan or roaster, place the roast on salt. Sprinkle with mustard and pepper over roast. Sprinkle top of roast and pat sides with remaining rock salt, covering roast as much as possible.

 

Articles

Henry (St. Bernard)

Henry (Saint Bernard)Henry is a 5 year old Saint Bernard. Henry had cancer when he was six months old. After being treated, his owners decided they no longer wanted him, because he dug up the bushes! He is a wonderful dog!

 

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Magnesium Capsules for ConstipationA friend was telling me she'd went to see her doctor about constipation. He told her to go buy her some magnesium capsules, to start out taking 1 per day for the first 3-4 days.

 

Decorating Pickle JarsI decoupaged fabric onto pickle jars and put piece of vinyl flooring for a countertop disguise. I have a Mary Englebret theme in my kitchen.

 

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Use Fishing Hook and Line for Clearing a Clogged VacuumMy youngest daughter sucked a sock in the vacuum hose and then tried to use a wire hanger to take it out and hopelessly jammed it in, it seemed. I came up with the idea of a treble fishing hook and fishing line.

 

Breakfast Prices As Conversation PiecePrint out a simple set of breakfast (or other meal) menu and prices or use vinyl precut letters and numbers and put it in a frame for a cute display or conversation piece near where you eat, all in fun!

 

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Tap-Tap-Tapping in the CemeteryTwo men were walking home after a Halloween party and decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs. Right in the middle of the cemetery, they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows. Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.

 

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Warm Up Your Brain With Sudoku Before StudyingI accidentally discovered that if I 'warm up' my brain by doing 1 or 2 sudoku puzzles before studying math, the lesson seems easier and sticks in my brain better.

 

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Preparing Perennials for FallI now live where my perennials do well all winter and do not need much special preparation in the fall. When I lived in a colder clime, I found that they would come back the next spring if I took certain steps. I always made sure the flowers were removed before the first frost.

 

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Store Cottage Cheese Upside DownAfter opening cottage cheese, store it upside down in the refrigerator. This way, it won't spoil with mold.

 

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Indoor Lighted Greenhouse For Winter MonthsWhen the winter months enable us to do our gardening outside, I decided to bring much of my garden inside. We cleaned out under our basement steps.

 

A knitted sweater with the Sesame Street character Cookie Monster.

Craft: Knitted Character SweaterKnitted Baby Sweater - Sizes 1-2-3-4. Front zipper, cable stitch on front and around hood. Also cable stitch can be knitted in a contrasting color. Pictures were transfered on tracing paper, then traced on knitters graph paper.

 

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Staple Patches In Place Before SewingStaple a patch in a couple of places to the item before sewing. This way, you can check to make sure it is placed correctly and not crooked (scouts, military, etc.) and also it will hold it in place while you sew.

 

Questions

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Carnival-Style Lemonade?How do you make the same lemonade you get at fairs and carnivals? They use real lemons, sugar, and I don't know what else but it is delicious. Does anyone know?

 

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Hand Pushed Lawn Mower?Looking for a hand-push low-grass mower with a 16" bar with about 12 vertical, inter-meshing, rotating gears that cut the grass!

 

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Yorkies Barking Too Much?We have 4 really cute Yorkies but they bark at everything and everyone that comes in the house including us. If one starts they all start. They even bark at each other when we let them out the back door at any hour of the day or night. It's so annoying. Does anyone have any ideas how we can curb their awful barking?

 

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Remembering Math Formulas?I need to recall math formulas for tests and have spent way too much time studying. As soon as I memorize one, I forget the next or mix them up. Any suggestions?

 

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Cigarette Burns on Formica?How do you remove/repair cigarette burn marks on Formica counter top?

 

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Chocolate Mombo Cookies?Does anyone have a recipe for Chocolate Mombo Cookies?

 

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Red Face Paint on Floor?How do I remove red face paint off my kitchen floor and carpet?

 

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How To Make a Pringle Math Can?Directions for making the pringle math can.

 

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Removing Blue Pen Ink From Vintage Brochure?I was unfortunate to have a vintage brochure ruined by blue pen ink marks and I am wondering how to remove them without damaging the brochure? Your help and advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Mr. Slim Heating/Cooling Unit?Does anyone have knowledge or experience regarding the Mitsubishi Mr. Slim heating/air conditioning system? I have total electric and we're wondering if it would be any savings to install one Mr. Slim unit (which goes high up in the wall) to use instead of our baseboard heat in each room. Would appreciate any info. Thanks so much.

 

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Infant Pillowcase Dresses?I am searching for directions/patterns to make pillowcase dresses for my infant daughter.

 

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Removing Grenadine Stains From a Tan Carpet?How do you get grenadine stains out of a tan carpet. I have taken it to the local waterway car wash.

 

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Crafts Using Baby's Handprints?I have a 7 month old baby girl. I am looking for craft ideas for gifts I can send Grandparents and Aunts for Thanksgiving and Christmas - using her photo or stamping her hand and foot on a card or shirt. Year ago I saw turkeys and reindeer made using baby's hand print. Any ideas?

 

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Getting Rid of Corn Bugs?I'm hoping somebody can help me with this problem. I have ladybugs or corn bugs(they have a yellow back to them and bite!) that come in my apt every fall.

 

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How to Make Baby Leggings?I am trying to learn how to make baby leggings for my 7 month old daughter. I purchased some at $14.00!

 

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