November 8, 2007

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Recipes

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Mama's Spicy Beef StewIn a large heavy pot, brown the stew meat, add onions and cook until onions are clear. Next pour in the beef broth and 2 cans of water. Bring to a boil and simmer until the meat is tender.

 

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One-Pan Oatmeal CookiesMelt butter over low heat in large saucepan. Add remaining ingredients, in order given. Drop in walnut sized balls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees F for 10 minutes.

 

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Buffet Breakfast CasseroleThis is great for a holiday, or when your have overnight guests. It's easy to prepare and easy to serve!

 

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Confetti CarrotsPartially cook carrots in small amount of salted water. Melt butter in skillet and saute' onion. Add carrots and olives and cook until ingredients are well mixed.

 

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Bohemian Coffee CakeMix well and pour into a greased and floured tube or bundt pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. For frosting: Mix cream cheese and margarine; add powdered sugar, nuts and vanilla.

 

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Cream Cheese Taco SnackSpread cream cheese on shell. Sprinkle with lettuce and cheddar cheese. Microwave or place in 350 degrees F oven until cheese melts. Dribble sauce on shell.

 

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Cranberry-Banana MoldDissolve gelatin in water. Add cranberry sauce and stir until blended. Chill until partially thickened. Add bananas and nuts. Spoon into molds, chill until firm. Serve on greens.

 

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Red Lobster's Shrimp Scampi (Copycat)Combine the butter, wine, garlic and shrimp in a pan. Bake in a 350 degree F. oven for about 7 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink.

 

Articles

Gardening fork in rocky soil.

Ideas For Sifting Rocks Out Of GardenI need to get the rocks out of my garden. I've already made a rectangular "box", open on top, heavy-duty wire mesh on the bottom, but lifting it to shake it hurts my back. I'm trying to create a way to put legs on it and shake it to filter out the dirt.

 

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Use Dresser Drawers as a BookshelfI have purchased quite a few books over the years. I spent so much money on the books themselves that I didn't have enough leftover to buy shelving, and that's where I got the idea for this helpful little tip

 

Fun and Free Thanksgiving Day Activities

Fun and Free Thanksgiving Day...The turkey is stuffed, the pies are baked, and the places are set. Now all that's left is filling the time between when the guests arrive and the bird is carved.

 

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Organize Buttons In Clear Film CannistersHave a lot of buttons, all colours, shapes, and sizes in a bag or bottle? Collect the little plastic containers from a photo developing shop (clear ones), stick little round stickers on top and colour them with Koki pens.

 

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Plastic Drawer Organizers and Zip Lock Bags for Craft StorageI don't have a sewing/craft room, however I do sew and craft a lot so I have one of those plastic drawer organizers and use plastic zip lock bags to organize my stuff. It works great, I can see what's in the bags easily.

 

Kane (Black Lab/Rottweiler)

Kane (Black Lab/Rottweiler)Kane is 5 years old and is a black lab and Rottweiler, rotten lab as I call him. He was orphaned in Ohio, it was either us or death.

 

Loosen Up

Have Fun At Your WeddingRemember to loosen up and have fun at your wedding!

 

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Wax Paper for Shiny FaucetsTo keep your sink faucets shiny, rub them with a piece of wax paper after cleaning them. This will keep them shiny for about a week.

 

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Cajun Fried SalmonBrown both sides of salmon in a frying pan with butter, reduce heat, cover and continue to cook for a few more minutes depending on the thickness of your salmon. Salmon will be slightly crunchy on the outside and tender and flaky on the inside.

 

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Homemade Stationery As A GiftThis is a tip for homemade Christmas (or other occasion) presents: I am a rubberstamper and cardmaker. Last Christmas, I came up with the idea to make packets of stationery as presents.

 

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Clover Valley Soups at the Dollar GeneralIn case you haven't noticed, the price of a single can of name brand soup has gone up so high that a person trying to budget can't hardly afford it.

 

Questions

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Socks Resistant to Getting Holes in the Heels?Does anyone know a brand of socks that are resistant to getting holes in the heels from calluses?

 

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"Winter Wonderland" Themed Float?We are a Sign Company and want to make a Christmas float using

 

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Fundraising Ideas for Sunday School Kids?I teach a Sunday school class for little kids 5-8yrs and I can't think of ideas to raise money fast. We don't have any money and we need to fix our room. Please I need help!

 

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Uses for CD Containers?How can I reuse the containers that CD's are purchased in?

 

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Christmas Parade Ideas?Looking for ideas for a Christmas parade!

 

Growing a Pine Tree?Does anyone know if a pine tree can be grown from a pine cone? Where are the seeds? Has anyone done this with success? Tips from the ThriftyFun community.

 

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Christmas Crafts Using Old Magazines?I have piles of old glossy magazines and I don't want to just throw them away. Can somebody please help me? I want to make Christmas crafts out of them. Thanks!

 

How Long Are Seeds Good For?

How Long Are Seeds Good For?Archaeologists unearthed some ancient magnolia seeds from a Japanese tomb some years ago, and on a whim, tried planting them. They sprouted and turned out to be a previously extinct form of magnolia.

 

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Deep Butter Coffee Cake?When I was a young adult there was a bakery in St Louis, Mo that sold deep butter coffee cakes with a crumb topping, they were to die for! I'm wondering if anyone has a recipe for this?

 

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