January 3, 2008

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Recipes

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Apricot Pineapple Orange SaladMix gelatin and hot water; add 2 cups juice from fruit; cool. Add Knox gelatin. Add fruit, cut up in small pieces (Do not cut up oranges).

 

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Rice Krispie ChickenPut Rice Krispies on waxed paper or plate and crunch up a little. Dip chicken pieces in margarine and then Rice Krispies. Put on foil-lined pan. Salt, if you want. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 1 hour.

 

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Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil and MozzarellaPlunge tomatoes into boiling water for 1-2 minutes to soften skins, then into ice water; peel and coarsely chop. Coarsely chop 3/4 of the basil leaves; reserve remaining whole leaves for garnish.

 

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Oat WafflesWhy make plain ol' white flour waffles when you can make healthier waffles from a whole grain like oatmeal?

 

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Cinnamon ThumbsCream together butter, sugar and vanilla. Blend in flour, using pastry blender. Pinch off pieces of dough and roll into large marble-sized balls. Press slightly with thumb to flatten.

 

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Apple Dumplings with Different PastryFor Pastry: Mix half of the shortening with dry ingredients. Then mix in other half and add ice water. Blend with fork until dough can be pressed together. Divide into 6 equal portions and roll out each separately.

 

Articles

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Tender Meat for Easy ChewingHard boil meat (be it beef, chicken or pork) in 2 boullion cubes and 16 ounces of water for the most tender meat that even a small child can eat without teeth or an adult without their dentures.

 

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Recycle Christmas Cards Fronts Onto New CardsHere's a great way to use old Christmas cards or those Christmas card samples you get in the mail, or even those Christmas cards you get on clearance after Christmas.

 

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Getting Rid of Canadian ThistleTo get rid of Canadian thistle, cut them at ground level and pour salt on them. They do come back.

 

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GoYaMS Multi Search EngineHere is a multi search engine that searches Google/Yahoo/MSN all at once



     

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Vintage Holiday Ecards at About.comAnother source for vintage holiday ecards! There are lovely New Year's cards - I plan to send some of those to anyone I missed and others I just want to shower with good wishes.

 

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Using Up Hand Lotions That Are Too StickyInstead of tossing them, I use them as foot lotion in my socks when I just want to soften my feet for a few hours or over night.

 

Fabric covered Styrofoam jewelry organizer.

Recycled Jewelry OrganizerUse a hunk of Styrofoam packing from one of your technology purchases and a fabric scrap to make this organizer to hang all your baubles.

 

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Ham and Scalloped Potato DinnerLast night, I needed something fast for supper. In the fridge, had some leftover veggies and a package of ham slices. I took a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and sprayed it with nonstick cooking spray. I took 3 boxes of Betty Crocker scalloped potatoes

 

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Split a Pill ProgramCheck your prescription medications to see if they qualify for the "split a pill" program. The program identifies medications that you can take in 1/2 pill form and be safe knowing you are getting a correct dosage.

 

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How Has the Cost of Gasoline and Oil Affected Your Life?With gas at record high prices and due to go up more with the price per barrel at an all time high, how much more are you spending on gasoline now than you were at this time last year? How much more is your heating oil costing you if you use it? How has this affected your overall budget.

 

Spotty jack russell

Spotty (Jack Russell Terrier)Spotty is a Jack Russell Terrier and was born on the 26th of January, 2007. My brother owns his mum, she had a litter of ten. Never heard of a Jack Russell having ten puppies, only four survived. They have all stayed in our family.

 

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Onion SalvageIf you ever get an onion that has started to rot in one of the bags in which it was sold, plant it rather than tossing it. The center may grow scallion greens for your cooking use.

 

Brown Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar ScrubI used an empty jar of mushrooms as a container for a brown sugar scrub. The scrub recipe was brown sugar, baby oil, and body soap.

 

Questions

Removing Water Spots from Empty Fish Tank?Does anyone know how to remove water spots from the inside of a fish tank? The fish died and I got really disgusted with the tank so I let the tank just dry up. Now it looks ugly!

 

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Doing Medical Transcription From Home?I want to find a job that I can do at home so that I can be a stay at home mom. I see all the ads on the computer but I know they are not what they are cracked up to be. I thought about doing medical transcriptions. Any advice?

 

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Emo, Skater, Rocker Birthday Party?My daughter is turning 13 in February and wants to have a party. We are limited on funds and don't want to go to the bowling alley. She wants to have boys and girls come. We were thinking about a dance party. Her friends are 'skaters', 'emos', and 'rockers' any ideas?

 

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Looking for Nail Head Jewelry Ring?I am looking for Nail Head jewelry. Not the kind you make. It was sold on QVC. When my grandmother died I put my ring on her hand and it was buried with her. I would like to have another one.

 

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Getting a Dog to Use Dog House?I have a question about my Sheltie/Blue. He will not go into his dog house no matter what the weather is. What can I do? I hate seeing him outside when we have cold and rain.

 

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Restoring White Color to Old Crocheted Items?My daughter is expecting twins and would like to use the shawls that her grandmother crocheted for her as a baby. They have yellowed with age and were knitted in what we call Bri-Nylon. Any ideas on how to get back to that lovely white color back?

 

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Fixing Gravy that Curdled?Can you tell me how to fix my gravy? I made it as usual, but this time it curdled when I added the milk to it.

 

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Housebreaking a Dog Again?My dog pooped in a bedroom, then did it again the next day. We made a point of keeping the door to that room closed. He figured out that too because then he did it right outside the door to that same bedroom.

 

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Removing Dried Paint From Wood Floors?How do you get dried paint dripping off hardwood floors?

 

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What Color Wall Paint Would Look Good with Cherrywood Furniture?What color should I paint my bedroom walls? My bedroom suite is cherrywood.

 

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Colors That Would Go Well in a Beige and Black Kitchen?My kitchen is beiges/browns with black appliances. What colors could I add that would look nice?

 

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Removing Chili Grease Stains from a Silk Tie?How can I remove chili grease stains from a silk tie?

 

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3x3 Glass Blocks for Crafts?Where can I buy the 3x3 glass blocks for crafts? (Betty referred to them in postings dated 10/17/2007)

 

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Kelpie Mix Breed Dog?I got Keely from the pound . They figure she's a Kelpie cross Cattle Dog. She's got the cattle dog speckles on her paws and chest but as for the Kelpie part, she's got the personality and ear markings. However her ears are floppy.

 

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Paying Taxes on a House Sale?My wife and I received a house as a gift from her mother this year. We also sold it this year. Do we have to pay income taxes on the proceeds from the sale?

 

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Why Are My Cookies Running Together?What did I do wrong? What makes cookies run together when they are baking?

 

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