January 28, 2008

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Crock Pot Cream Cheese ChickenUse an electric mixer to combine cream cheese, soup, water and seasoning packet. Pour over chicken in crock-pot. Cook on high 4-5 hours or low 8-9 hours.

 

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Butterscotch Icebox CookiesSift flour with soda and salt and set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter until light. Gradually beat in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and continue beating until light and fluffy.

 

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Tuna and RicePre-heat oven to 220 degrees C (430 degrees F or thereabouts). Dice the capsicum. Heat oil in a pan and capsicum, stir for 1-2 minutes.

 

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Marinated CauliflowerBreak raw cauliflower into small flowerets. Mix marinade and pour over cauliflower; let marinate in refrigerator.

 

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Three-Bean CasseroleBrown meats; drain away fat. Add onion to meats; cook until onion is tender. Add sugars, ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard, molasses and seasonings; mix well.

 

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English Muffin LoavesCombine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and soda. Heat liquids until very warm. Add to dry mixture; beat well. Stir in enough more flour to make a stiff batter.

 

A bouquet of heart shaped cookies in a coffee cup, for Valentine's Day.

Valentine Cookie BouquetA cookie bouquet is very easy and thrifty to make yourself if you're looking for a special gift. You can order them online or at a bakery, but are extremely expensive. They range in price from $24.99 - $59.99 or higher.

 

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Grandma's Best BrowniesPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. In a large heavy saucepan over low heat, melt 8 tablespoons of butter and chocolate, stirring constantly.

 

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Add Acid When Making StockWhen boiling meat bones for stock, add 2 tablespoons of either vinegar or lemon juice to the cooking water. The acidity helps dissolve the gristly tendons into collagen and gelatin, which makes the broth more nutritious.

 

Articles

Grow Cuttings To Give Away

Grow Cuttings To Give AwayThere are many plants that let you take cutting to start new plants. Why not start some in "give-a-way pots". I have several transplants waiting for the right person.

 

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Use Glass Etching on Badly Worn Shower DoorI bought a fixer upper home and it has a shower that was etched so bad with hard water spots. I didn't want to replace the glass, had lots more money to spend on other things.

 

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Esprit Cabane - French Craft SiteWhile surfing the net I ran into a charming French craft site called esprit cabane. It's French - but the pix are so good I think you can get inspired by it.

 

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Support Girl Scouts Without Adding To Your WaistlineI've been doing this for years. I ask the girls which one is THEIR favorite cookie and I'll buy one box. After I "test" one or two, I give them back the opened box. I tell the girls to now ask passersby "Would you like a free Girl Scout cookie sample?"

 

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Freeze Gum or Wax to Clean Off ClothTo remove chewing gum or candle wax from a tablecloth, a couch, or carpeting, gently rub the gum or wax with Ziplock bag filled with ice cubes until the substance hardens.

 

Grand Canyon Sunbeam

Grand Canyon SunbeamHere is a picture of storm clouds and sun beam at the Grand Canyon. The other picture is Garrison at the Grand Canyon

 

Christmas wreath made from crafting scrap fabric pieces.

Scrap Fabric WreathI made a yo-yo quilt for my mother-in-law for Christmas and had 4 bags of scrap material. I made a fabric wreath using the scraps.

 

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Mix Cinnamon And Mint MouthwashI bought a cinnamon mouthwash thinking I would like it but didn't. I ended up adding some it to my liquid hand soap. I also added some of it to my mint mouthwash to mask the bitter taste and use it so it wouldn't go to waste.

 

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Freeze Meatballs In Recycled Egg CartonsWhen making meatballs, I always make extra and freeze them in washed egg cartons. It recycles the cartons and keeps the meatballs well.

 

Buddy The DogBuddy came to us as a stray. The vet said he had a crushed larynx, probably from a collar or choke chain. She said to use a harness instead. Since he is a runaway dog, that's what we do.

 

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Electrolytic Method For Cleaning SilverThe easiest way to clean your silver is by the electrolytic method. Boil a quart of water in a non-aluminum pot. adds a Tbsp. or two of baking soda and a Tbsp. of salt.

 

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Recipe for Poppyseed Cake with Nut Filling?I am looking for a poppyseed cake recipe with a cooked filling made with an egg, sugar and nuts. It is frosted with a 7 minute cooked frosting. I looked on a lot of cooking sites and can't find it. The cake itself can be made with a white cake mix with poppy seeds added. Thanks for your help

 

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Location for a Child's Birthday Party During Hot Weather?I need an idea of where to have my two year old daughters' birthday. It's going to be in August and its really hot.I need to find somewhere that is cool and easy to do. Where can I have it?

 

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Upgrading My Computer to XP?My computer is old. I bought it in 2000, I would like to up grade it to XP. Any advice on how to do this would be appreciated.

 

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