December 19, 2007

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Beef InternationalBrown meat in margarine. Add onions, green peppers, salt and pepper and water; cover and simmer 30 minutes, adding more water, if necessary.


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Scalloped Potato MealPrepare a scalloped or other prepackaged potato in a casserole as directed. Add a can of drained tuna. You can extend this even farther by adding canned mixed veggies or a single vegetable and even add leftover potato chips.


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Mixed Vegetable GrillPlace frozen vegetables on foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with remaining ingredients. Fold edges of foil over twice and seal. Place on rack in grill, 6-8 inches above hot coals.


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Hungarian Sausage SkilletPut all ingredients, except rice, in a large skillet. Mix. Cook over medium heat until mixture is bubbling around the edges. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Serve over rice.


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Cake Mix Cinnamon RollsCombine all ingredients and let rise until double in size. Roll out dough to 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Spread on either a fruit pie filling or cinnamon filling listed below.


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Country Breakfast PiePreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place crust on baking sheet. Sprinkle sausage on bottom of crust. Top with potatoes, onions, bell peppers and cheese.


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Red Plum CakeCream sugar, oil and eggs. Sift together flour, spices, soda and salt and add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Add red plums, food coloring and pecans and mix. Pour in greased and floured bundt or tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.



Angel Clip Necklace

Angel Clip NecklaceA girl I work with made these cute necklaces for all of our co-workers one year for Christmas. This would also be a great craft for kids. You could even hang one in your car with a note, "Don't drive faster than your guardian angel can fly."


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Saving Money at the SalonWhen getting a haircut I never have my hair blown dry at the salon. You can save a considerable amount of money and I would rather style my hair myself.


Candy Cane Puzzle

Candy Cane PuzzleThe perfect White Elephant gift! Use those leftover candy canes for this cute holiday treat. This edible puzzle is sure to give the receiver a good laugh.


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Beanies and Matching Mittens from an Old SweaterLook at the latest holiday edition of for instructions how to make easy beanies and matching mitten from an old sweater! Kids are always losing theirs, so this would be great for a wintry mom.


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Quickie Jingle Bell Lapel PinAn easy and quick craft for the kids. Jingle Bells on a shiny pin. Let them make them for friends and family as gifts.


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Video Game Review: Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects/RavenhearstI found Ravenhearst to be very family friendly if you can get pass the part that there was a murder and just have fun with the story line. Anyone who enjoyed Nancy Drew Mysteries as a kid or is a mystery buff will love this game.


Tree with a small church.

Tabletop Christmas TreeGlue the small round paper box to the bottom of the Styrofoam cone for the trunk. Cut the metal stems off of the craft leaves, leaving about a half an inch. One row at a time, insert the metal stems straight into the Styrofoam cone and then hot glue down.


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Free 411My phone company charges hefty fees for directory assistance. When you need to use the 411/information option, simply dial 1-800-Free-411 or 1-800-373-3411 without incurring a charge.


Paint Brush Santa

Paint Brush SantaTake paint brush. I got one that had no color or varnish on handle and used a red thick marker to color the top handle. You can you spray paint or paint but I like marker it dries quickly.


Ayden's Visit To SantaThis is my grandson Ayden's first visit to see Santa.


Snowman spool ornament.

Spool Snowman OrnamentEvery year my kids and I make a handmade ornament for their tree and one extra for the family tree. This is what we came up with this year.


CPSC Warns Winter Storm Victims: Use Portable Generators Outdoors OnlyLast year, at least 65 people died from generator-related CO poisoning. Many of the deaths occurred after winter storms knocked out power.


Zoe the CatZoe is 3 years old. We adopted her from the county animal shelter.



What Kind of Dog is Buddy?We moved to the NC coast a year ago and what we did not expect was to find that Buddy came with our new home. Our new neighbors told us that this little fellow was a neighborhood stray for about a year. No one could get close to him, so we left food and water on our back deck for him. Every morning the food and water bowls would be empty and eventually we had a new member in our family.


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Knifty Knitter Earflap Hat Pattern?I'm looking for Knifty Knitter earflap kids' hat pattern.


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Looking for Professional 3D Graphics Program?I am looking for a 3D program, that does 3D object and character modeling. I would like it to be professional quality graphics with animation.


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Changing to a Different Type of Tub Stopper?I am trying to convert my tub stopper to a pop up style or twist and turn because the lever style is jammed and i have no access to change the whole works out. My first pop up stopper had too big a thread so I got one that had a sleeve with two different threads on it.


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Ralph Lauren Wallpaper #LCW 16867 Sunshower Flower in Periwinkle?Looking for discontinued Ralph Lauren Wallpaper #LCW 16867 Sunshower Flower in Periwinkle- 18 rolls


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Bleach Spots on Black Stone Vanity?My wife used a spray cleaner that had bleach in it. Our black stone vanity top now has bleach spots. They are just dull spots, almost as if it ate through a finish. You can't tell when it is wet. Is there anything I can do?


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Recipe for Authentic German Stollen?My neighbor used to make wonderful Stollen for Christmas gifts. I miss them so much, now that she's passed away. Does anyone have an AUTHENTIC recipe for German Stollen? Thanks so much!


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