January 7, 2008

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Lemon Pecan CakeCream butter and sugar well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and beat well after each. Add extract. Mix in sifted dry ingredients. Stir in pecans and oil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-60 minutes in greased and floured bundt pan

 

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Jelly GemsMix ingredients and fill buttered muffin cups half full. Place 1 tsp. jelly in center of batter. Add batter to have cups 2/3 full.

 

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5 Fruit Salad with Peanut Butter DressingFor dressing, in blender or food processor bowl, place pineapple juice concentrate, and peanut butter. Blend until smooth. Add oil gradually and blend on high until mixture is well blended.

 

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Baked Artichoke SquaresHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray: set aside. For filling: Heat all-vegetable oil in medium skillet. Add mushrooms, celery and garlic.

 

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Supper CasseroleHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Pour rice into bottom of a 2 qt. casserole. Cover with corn and sprinkle with half the salt and pepper. Combine tomato sauce and water; pour half of the mixture over corn.

 

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Easiest Leftover Meat Pie EverFirst brown 1-2 lbs. of meat in a tsp of oil. I use venison but you can use beef, sausage, etc. While browning it, I add a chopped onion, and a few cloves of garlic chopped.

 

Articles

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Soap BallsDon't throw away small pieces of soap. Gather together like colors of soap (or you'll end up with an ugly colored ball.) Place scraps in a bowl, and if they are very small - great, no further work needed.

 

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Oatmeal for a Healthy BreakfastOatmeal is a daily consumption around here. Watching calories is also a trend. If you use the 'quick' oats in the microwave, you will only add about 50 calories to that mix as it cooks by putting 7 little marshmallows on top. The Oatmeal is 150 calories and the marshmallows (7) are 50 calories.

 

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Pocket Calendar TipsI like to use an interim calendar from one of the ones I get from advertisers through January, until I find a good deal on a pocket calendar book on sale.

 

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Sewing HelpersFor those of you who sew: I've found that tuna cans and small cat food cans work great as "weights" to hold patterns down when cutting them out. This way, no pins are needed! And when you're done, back in the cupboard they go!

 

Large white goose.

Mr. Koose-Koose (African Goose)Mr. Koose-Koose (Kenya) is a 2 year old African Goose. A friend needed to find him (and his to be mate) a new home, so I was the lucky one!.

 

Foam storage cube.

Storage Cube Made from Foam PuzzlesChildren's foam puzzles cost a dollar here and come in a variety of scenes and cartoons. Buy a pack and instead of putting it together as it was intended, make a foam cube from it for your desk.

 

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Stopping a Superficial Wound from BleedingFor superficial wounds that bleed, to quickly stop the bleeding after washing the area, use a cotton swab and dip in petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to wipe thickly over the bleeding area.

 

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Scrapple TipSlice up the whole package. Wrap each slice in wax paper sheet. (I buy the sheets by the box!)

 

Stuffed square quilt.

Easy Pillow QuiltThis is one of several pillow quilts I made last winter. I got the idea from a lady friend who showed me how to make them. It's an easy way to have a lightweight multi-colored quilt for your bed.

 

Sunflower Sign

Using Old Barn WoodThis is how I've used old wood from a blown down barn. The old wood is given to me by friends. I made the sunflower sign and make children's chairs of them and sell them. Now some adults buy them to put on walls and use as shelves.

 

Questions

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Recipe for Mushroom Business?I am looking for a recipe from the 'Peg Bracken's Appendix' to the I Hate To Cook cookbook, called Mushroom Business.

 

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Removing Smoke Smell from Duplex?We are moving into a lower level duplex, the upstairs tenants are heavy smokers and moved out from the lower level a few days ago. I will deep clean the carpets and walls to get the smell out of the lower level, but am concerned about the continuing tobacco smoke from above, or the air ducts.

 

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Uses for Old Wooden Spindles?I've got a bunch of old spindles sitting in my basement. They're worn and rustic, and very beautiful - but currently they're just sitting because I can't think of anything to make with them. I can't stand to get rid of them. Any ideas for crafting with spindles?

 

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Starting a Discount Canned Food Grocery Store?I need advice on how start a discount canned food grocery store. I will have about 70K to start with. I could use help coming up with a name for it.

 

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Looking for Information on Dishes Stamped: F. Winkle and Co. England?I have a set of dishes that I am trying to find info on and do not know where to look. They have a stamp on the back that says F. Winkle and Co , England. It is a green stamp with a design in the middle. They also have a stamp that is brown and says Whieldon Ware in a circle, then below it has an emblem that says F. Winkle and Co below that England.

 

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Does Fabric Softener Stain?Does fabric softener stain towels?

 

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Removing Wax Build Up on Tile Floors?I want to remove the built up of wax on my tile floors without having to rent a machine. From dragging furniture, and people dragging their feet, the tile has light places and it looks awful.

 

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Decorating a Church Sanctuary (Gym) for Easter Sunday?We are utilizing a gym for a Sanctuary at this time and the walls are 1/2 particle board(beige) and the other 1/2 is chicken wire. We have fairly high ceilings (of course). We do have a stage with a choir loft so there is potential but I am at a loss for ideas and have a very small budget.

 

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Looking for a Good Household Rug Cleaner?I am looking for a good rug cleaning product that will handle most household stains. Food spills, dirt under feet etc.

 

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Machine Washable Throw Pillows?The dog vomited on a throw pillow. I washed it and the darn thing spilled some stuffing out into the washer and generally became very lumpy. It's time to replace them anyway. What do you suggest for throw pillows that are machine washable?

 

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Making Liquid Potpourri?I use potpourri in a big pan with water and put on top of the stove to simmer all day to keep my home smelling good. My question is can I save the water of the potpourri and add a scent the same as the potpourri then use it as a liquid potpourri?

 

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Home Remedy to Help Hair Grow Longer?My hair takes a long time to grow and when it does it only reaches just below the ear. Is there a simple home remedy to help my hair grow past that length or at least just past my back?

 

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Breast Lumps in Female Dog?I have a bird dog mix and she came to us as a stray about 3 yrs. or so ago. Apparently she had just had a litter of pups, as her breasts were saggy.

 

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Doggie Biscuits That My Dog Won't Choke On?We taught our dog to jump for treats, I think one got caught in his throat. It was a piece of bone shaped doggie biscuit. We're not going to use that type again. But would like to continue with the jumping part. What do you suggest that we use for a treat that he won't choke on? He's a 45 pound dog.

 

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Short Hair Cut for a Female?How should I cut my hair? I really need short hair. I am a female so it can be hard.

 

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What is Whiting?I am using boric acid to get rid of silverfish. I've read online that it is good to mix it with the inert substance, 'whiting'. What is whiting and where can I find it? The local hardware store does not carry it. Any suggestions?

 

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Name for My Decorating and Renovation Business?I need help coming up with a name for a complete Decorating and Renovation business.

 

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Who Sang Amazing Grace on the Silkwood Soundtrack?Does anyone know who sang Amazing Grace on the Silkwood Soundtrack?

 

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Who Can Buy and Receive Food from a Food Bank?Does anyone know if you have to be a non-profit organization to receive/buy food from your local food bank? Or can anyone buy from them? Such as a large family (9) with an annual income of $40,000 qualify?

 

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Cleaning a Marble Sink?I have a marble sink in a vanity top which is difficult to clean. What is the best way to clean a marble sink and keep from scratching it?

 

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Pit Bull Puppy Keeps Biting My Daughter?I have a 7 month old Pit Bull. She keeps play biting my 14yr old daughter. I have tried everything to stop her but she won't stop. My daughter is the only person she does this to.

 

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Gold Post Earrings Turned Red?My gold post earrings have turned red. Why?

 

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Candy Stain on Velvet Comforter?We have what looks like a sugary residue on our new velvet comforter. Our guests' children stayed there over Christmas and we think they had candy on it. The areas where the stains are are stiff and a little shiny on the nap of the velvet.

 

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Patterns for Stuffed Animals?I'm looking for patterns to make stuffed animals. I want more than just teddy bears and I'm especially looking for out of the ordinary patterns. (Meaning, not your run-of-the-mill stuffed animals). Thanks for your help!

 

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