January 14, 2008

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Dutch SquaresCream butter. Sift flour and powdered sugar together; add to butter. Mix well and pat into bottom of 9 inch pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes or until light brown.

 

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Lemon FriandsWhen I make pastry crust for quiches, I use an egg yolk in the recipe. I store the unwanted egg white in the freezer and when I have six egg whites, I make Lemon Friands. The egg whites never seem to deteriorate and whip up beautifully.

 

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Porcupines in Cabbage LeavesA delicious, healthy way to stretch your ground meat.

 

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Crusty Herb Garlic BreadPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. With the processor or blender running, drop the garlic cloves into the machine and process until finely chopped.

 

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Sprite CakeCream butter and sugar together and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour, flavoring, extract and Sprite.

 

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Potato-Hot Dog CasseroleHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Drain peas and measure out 1/2 cup of the liquid to use in recipe; discard remaining liquid. Combine the 1/2 cup liquid, soup and mustard.

 

Articles

Creative Crafting with Cookie Cutters

Creative Crafting with Cookie CuttersIf you're crazy for cookie cutters, you probably have a drawerful of all shapes and sizes just begging to be put to use. Here are some ways to have fun with your stash, without rolling out the dough.

 

Country Sunflower TableI wanted to post a picture of my country table. With Christmas over, I needed something to brighten my kitchen. My kitchen is done in cows and sunflowers. I got this cheap place mats and some fake sunflowers at the dollar store!

 

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Keep Jar Candles For Power OutagesCandles in glass jars give much better light when power goes out and are safer to use. Buy on sale and keep in designated place, so you are not searching in an emergency.

 

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Sizing Charts For Making ClothingThese sizing charts have been SOOO much help for me when I crochet, knit and sew for others:

 

A fabric wallet for storing tea bags.

Tea Bag WalletRecently, tea bag wallets were the big craze on eBay. I studied the photos on eBay and being the frugal person that I am wanted to find a free sewing pattern.

 

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Pad Bedside Wall With QuiltsMy grandson's youth bed is up against the wall, and since he is an active sleeper, he kept crashing into the wall and waking himself up at night. To solve that problem, I hung one of his decorative quilts on the wall behind his bed.

 

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Is It A Need Or A Want?When trying to save money, I look at the need or the want. Yes, I need food. No, I do not need that new DVD, because it is actually a want.

 

Yellow dog under an afghan.

Rosco The DogRosco is 8 and is totally mixed. He was born 8 years ago in the basement.

 

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Add Coffee Grounds For Abrasive SoapUsed coffee grounds make for a GREAT exfoliant! I keep a jar on my stove and fill it up regularly with used grounds. It's wonderful on the hands and can also be used as an abrasive cleaner combined with dish soap for those "sticky" pans!

 

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Keep Track Of Deductibles On Checks All Year LongI put deductible on the memo line on checks and, when balancing my account, write the name, etc. of the amount and to who the deductible was written to on the statement page.

 

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Indian ChickenPut oil in a vessel, heat it and add the paste of garlic, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves, cloves, cardamom, turmeric powder and salt to taste.

 

Questions

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Food Keeps Sticking to My Frying Pan?A few years ago I purchased a Kitchen Aid refrigerator and received a small rebate plus a frying pan. This question is about the pan (just letting you know why I have it). The pan feels solid, hefty, made of stainless steel. Every time I use it, food sticks.

 

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My Dog Smells But I Can't Give Him a Bath?My vet said not to give the dog a bath until his next checkup, but he smells. Suggestions?

 

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Crafts Using Plastic Leis?I have a grocery bag full of those cheap plastic leis; not the kind that look like flowers, but the ones that are just scrunched plastic. I hate to pitch them. Does anyone have any craft ideas that could make use of them?

 

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Will a Small Sponge Plug Up My Toilet?I flushed a small sponge down the toilet. It seems to be working fine but I am concerned will it plug up?

 

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Ideas for Country Boy's 5th Birthday Party?I need ideas for my sons 5th birthday party. We live on 19 acres. I thought of doing a hayride, and having a weenie and marshmallow roast over a fire, but I need some more ideas! Thanks in advance.

 

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Does Pre-tanning Prevent Sun Burns?We are going to the Dominican Republic for a holiday in February and have heard that getting a pre-tan helps with not burning. Has anyone done it and does it help?

 

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Attaching a Corsage to Wristlet?Can someone please tell me how to put the corsage on the wristlet?

 

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Crafts Using Greeting Cards?Any suggestions for recycling old birthday and greeting cards?

 

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Setting Up a Price Book?I'd like suggestions on how to set up and start a price book. I don't want to pay for one.

 

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New England Scalloped Potatoes?I need some help locating a recipe called, New England Scalloped Potatoes. I have found many recipes on the net that have the same name, but haven't found the correct one. I have only had ONE bite of this dish. It tasted as though it was a baked potato, scooped out, and mashed with only sour cream. The person that made it didn't offer the recipe. Thanks!

 

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