November 2, 2007

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Recipes

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Best SteakPreheat grill for high heat. Rub each steak lightly with olive oil (this insures the steak won't stick to the grill). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Rub fresh garlic into both sides of each steak, leaving bits of garlic on each.

 

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Crockpot Corn ChowderCombine all ingredients except milk in crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours. Add milk and cook covered for an additional 30 to 45 minutes.

 

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Baked Fish with Lemon Mushroom SaucePlace fish fillets such as sole, flounder or other mildly flavored fish in a shallow buttered baking dish. In saucepan, combine soup, milk, mushrooms, onion and lemon juice.

 

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Pink Arctic IceMix softened cream cheese with sugar and mayonnaise. Add cranberry sauce, pineapple and pecans. Whip cream with powdered sugar and vanilla.

 

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Hominy and Chile CasseroleDrain hominy; mix with onion, white sauce, cheese, chilies and salt. Pour into 1 1/2 qt. casserole, sprinkle top with bread crumbs and dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

 

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Chinese ZucchiniIn small mixing bowl stir together cornstarch, sugar and soy sauce; gradually stir in water, keeping smooth; set aside. Scrub zucchini in cold water; cut off ends and discard; do not pare.

 

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Confetti RelishIn small bowl mix onion and vegetables; set aside. In saucepan, bring to a boil vinegar, water, sugar, salt, mustard seed and hot sauce.

 

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Iced Brownies DeluxeMelt margarine and chocolate in top of double boiler; set aside. Combine eggs and sugar, beating well. Add flour and baking powder which have been sifted together, mixing well.

 

Articles

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Coffee Filters as Cake Pan LinersInstead of preparing a baking pan in the standard way, oil as usual and press a coffee filter into the bottom of the pan.

 

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Store Chains In A Ziplock BagI asked a clerk at a jewelry store. She said to clasp it, then put the necklace in a tiny zip lock bag with only the clasp part poking out. Close the zip seal. That's what they do.

 

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Clever Duvet From SheetsOld comforter worn and faded? Buy 2 flat sheets to match your decor and the size of your bed. Sew the sides and bottom to match the size of your comforter. Double stitch it and it won't come apart.

 

Firewood Buying and Storing TipsIt's always best to shop for firewood before you need it. Sometimes you can find great deals in the spring and summer, before people are thinking about cool weather and warming their home.

 

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Saving Money on FirewoodFrugal tips or ideas for getting firewood as suggested from the ThriftyFun community. You can cut wood in most Federal or State forests by paying a small permit fee. Advertise in the paper for free firewood needs. Offer to cut down logs on someone's property for the wood.

 

Taking Photos At HomeTaking professional style photographs at home with your digital camera... and some old sheets.

 

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Comet Holmes Now VisibleJust want to tell everybody, for the next 2 weeks you can see a comet in the sky. Look to the northeast. To the naked eye or binoculars, it will look like a big, white fuzzy ball.

 

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Emory Board To Remove Crayon From MicrosuedeMy two year old daughter decided to add some color to our new microsuede couch using various colors of crayon, I found if you use a very fine emory board (nail file) it takes the crayon right off, just go over the markings lightly until it's gone.

 

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Robbie (Budgie)Robbie is 2 and is a Budgie. Actually it's my grandma's and I'm submitting it for her. Robbie likes to talk.

 

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Pioneerthinking.comJust found the greatest site with lots of great subareas, one of which has to do with making your own household cleaning products. Also a section on making your own beauty products at home:

 

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Use Mop And Glo To Shine Your Old CarFirst of all, do not try this on any car that you care about! I had an old, old Toyota and the paint was very dull and had lost it's shine. I tried something very simple to renew the shine.

 

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Organize College Subjects In Separate DrawersA helpful hint to help a college student keep from getting buried: get a 5 drawer rolling file cabinet. One drawer per subject; easy get at and keeps subjects separated.

 

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Twinkies And PuddingI want to let you all in on this. Take twinkies, slice them in half then layer them in a pan. Pour your vanilla or banana pudding over them. Layer again, then cut bananas up and layer (or you can put the bananas in the pudding).

 

Decorated pail

Autumn Apple PailDecorate tin pail with paper and stickers for autumn theme, fill with apples, caramels, and popsicle sticks and give as a gift. Caramel apples are a great way to celebrate fall.

 

Homemade firestarters made in muffin tins

Scented Holiday Fire-StartersHere is an easy craft to make ahead for holiday gifts! Great gift for anyone with a fireplace! The first thing you should do is get the wax heating. If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a jar in a pot of water as shown in photo.

 

Questions

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Inexpensive Lucite Salt/Pepper Mills or Grinders?I am looking for about 2 dozen sets of salt/pepper grinders at a "cheap" price. They need to be lucite and not glass.

 

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Where to Find Iron Shut Tea Bags?Does anyone know where to find Iron Shut Tea Bags?

 

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Pie Dough Using Boiling Water?Does anyone have a recipe for pie dough using hot or boiling water? I had a recipe and then misplaced it. I could rework the dough and it still came out flaky.

 

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Catalog of Items for $19.99 or Less?Does anyone know the name of the catalog that sells things for $19.99 and less?

 

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How Many Flowers Grow From a Hyacinth Bulb?How many flowers usually grow for each hyacinth bulb?

 

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Computer Registry Repair Software?Is there a computer Registry Repair Software you'd like to recommend?

 

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Boston Terrier with Bad Breath?I have a 5 month old Boston Terrier. He has the worst breath ever! I know it can't be tooth decay because he's so young. He also drinks his urine when he's in his kennel. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me with these problems? Thanks!

 

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Craft Ideas for Assisted Living Home?I work volunteer hours working an assisted living home trying to earn my silver award for Girl Scouts. We do crafts every other week or so and we do a craft usually for each holiday. We have done a Halloween craft but now I need ideas for a Thanksgiving craft that the residents could hang on their door.

 

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