January 29, 2008

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Diet (Noodle-Less) LasagnaPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. In medium size, non-stick skillet, saute' ground meat and onion until onion is tender and meat is browned. Do not add fat or oil to skillet!

 

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Triple-Layer Banana Cream Pie BarsPreheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix wafer crumbs, pecans and butter in a 13x9 inch baking dish; press firmly onto bottom of dish. Bake 8 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.

 

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Granny Collins' Chocolate PieSift sugar, cocoa and flour together. Add milk, egg yolks and vanilla. Cook in double boiler until thick. Pour into pie shell and bake at 325 degrees until crust is brown.

 

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Molasses Glazed BeansWash and drain beans. Put beans and water in large pan and heat to boiling. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Add salt.

 

Articles

American Queen River BoatThis is a photo I took of a river boat, the American Queen, that came to our town. It books cruises up and down the Mississippi River.

 

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Homemade Dog TreatsHere is a great idea for dog treats that are easy to make, high in fiber, all natural, and your dog will love them! I started making these when my Lab got a case of chronic diarrhea and they helped a lot.

 

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Washing Tips to Keep Jeans Looking NewWhen washing blue jeans, be sure to turn them inside out. This keeps your jeans looking new. Also, be sure to fasten the zipper and snap before you wash them.

 

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Garden: King PineappleUpdated: I received this kind of pineapple fruit one year ago. On it's every eye, it is growing new plants and on the top of this plant growth, another small pineapple. I don't know what to call for this kind of plant? "King of the Top" pineapple or "King of the King" pineapple?

 

Husker (German Shepherd)Husker was born on September 11, 2003. He is now 4 years and 4 months old. He is a pure bred German Shepard I got him from this retired farmer in Kansas back in '03.

 

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Watch Out for CD Maturity DatesMake sure you check with whoever is holding your CD at maturity. If you do nothing, the financial institution could transfer your CD to a saving account rate, big loss of interest and still tie your money up for an extended period of time.

 

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Night Light LampshadeThese cute night lights would make nice gifts or stocking stuffers. So easy to make that you'll want to make several. A good way to use up all of those short pieces of lace and trim leftover from other projects.

 

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Shredded Wheat as a Dog TreatMy dogs love bite-size shredded wheat as a treat. There's no sugar, no salt, and it adds fiber to their diet. It also helps clean their teeth because they have to crunch it.

 

Keep A Smile On A Little Gardener's FaceHow to keep the smile on a little gardener's face. My grandson loves sunflowers, but every time his seeds sprouted, the bunnies ate the sprouts. He was so upset! I bought him a grown sunflower in a pot, and that put the smile back on his face! We are already planning the new garden for 2008!

 

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Jazz Up Your Water with This Fruity Lo-Cal BeverageWe all know that water is good for us, but it can get boring. Try this simple recipe to jazz up your water. I take a 64 oz. pitcher and fill it with 2 slices of orange, 2 slices of lemon, and 2 slices of lime. Add water and about 5 or 6 packets of Splenda, and shake well.

 

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Reflexology For Fussy BabiesIf you have a fussy baby try the Reflexology method. It's therapeutic and relaxing. Even babies enjoy a good foot massage.

 

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Quick Tips Worth RememberingI don't know about you but I am always looking for little tips that will make my life easier. Here is a quick list that can be printed off and stuck in one of your cookbooks for future reference.

 

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Use Salt Water to Prevent Ice on Car WindowsThis tip is especially helpful for this time of year, the winter months, when layers of frost accumulate inside our car windows. To prevent this from happening, rub your windows with a solution of two tablespoons of salt in one gallon of hot water. Wipe dry.

 

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Save Trial Shampoos for KidsI have kids who sometimes have trouble knowing how much shampoo to use. I have gotten several single use shampoo samples in the mail that I am now saving for when they go to church camp this summer.

 

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Recycle Plastic Coffee Containers for StorageI have been using my empty plastic coffee containers for organizing my kitchen lately. I have one full of cookie cutters, one contains my decorating supplies, etc. The small ones are also wonderful for the kids' tiny toys, like plastic dinos or army men.

 

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Scars from Breast Reduction Surgery?I have breast reduction red and brown scars that don't go away. Also, the skin is loose in scars because I had injections to flatten them. Even though the scars are flat, now but they are red and brown. What should I use as a home remedy? I also have blue veins on my breast. What should I use as home remedy for that?

 

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Removing Crayon from Inside Oven?How can I remove melted crayon from inside the oven?

 

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Looking to download the Song 'Like Whoa'?Where can I find a PC-downloadable of the song 'Like Whoa'?

 

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Making Banana Bread Moist?How do I get my banana bread to be moist?

 

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Cake is Moist in the Middle and Dry Around the Edges?Why is my cake moist in the middle but dry around the edges?

 

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Creative Description for Someone Turning 80?What could you call someone turning 80? Something that begins with the letter 'O'. Something like Oxygenerator?

 

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Super Fresco Alpha Wallpaper, Pattern Number 14561?I am looking for Super Fresco Alpha wallpaper in beige, pattern number 14561. Does anyone know where I can get 5 rolls asap.

 

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Helping an Injured Mole?I was sledding with my dad and sister, and my sister found a baby mole. My dad was sledding right where we found the mole. He ran over the mole going down the hill. Now the mole is hurt, and it can't crawl. It needs food, but I don't know what to feed it. What should I do?

 

What is this plant? (False Aralia)What is this houseplant?

 

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Kid Friendly Bean Recipes?I have the opposite problem of most parents. My four year old son loves fruits and vegetables, so it can be hard to get him to eat proteins sometimes! We're on a limited budget, and I know beans are both nutritious and inexpensive. I'm wondering if anyone has any healthy recipes or ideas for bean-related dishes. Of course there's chili, etc. but I'm looking for some more unique ideas.

 

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Looking for 3in Round, 10x Magnifying Mirror?Any idea where I can find a 3 inch round, 10X magnification mirror? Bought one at Walgreen's in the Dollar Bin.

 

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Ziploc Bags Frozen to Freezer Shelf?I have Ziploc bags full of veggie puree frozen to my freezers door shelf. I tried a flexible spatula, no go. Help!

 

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1950's McCall or Simplicity Pillow Pattern?I'm looking for a throw Pillow Pattern with the choice of a Cat face, Dog face, Boy face, or Girl face from the 50's. Can't remember if it was Simplicity or McCalls.

 

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Tuna Pasta Bake with Chip Topping?Does anyone have a tuna pasta bake recipe? I used to have one that had crisps (chips) as a topping but have somehow managed to lose the recipe. Thanks!

 

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Quilted Cross-Stitch Christmas Balls?Does anyone have instructions for a Christmas ornament made with a Styrofoam ball, folded material, and cross stitching?

 

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Cleaning CDs?What is the best way to clean old CDs that have minor scratches and a general build up of grime?

 

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Chocolate Pudding Powder Stains on Carpet?My puppy opened a box of chocolate pudding powder on my cream carpet! I've tried getting the stains out but now they are reddish and still quite visible. Any suggestions?

 

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Removing Grime from Wood Doors without Refinishing Them?I have 100 year old Florida pine wood doors. They must have 100 years of dirt from hands on them and would like to know if any one knows how to get the grime out. I really don't want to refinish them if I don't have to.

 

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Cat Urine on a Brass Candlestick Lamp?I have a brass candlestick lamp, 36" tall. The base is made of 3 feet: with space between. In other words, it is not a solid flat base. One of my cats peed against it and the "feet" turned green with a slight build-up on the metal. How can I clean it?

 

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How Long Do I Cook a Cake in a Different Pan Than Instructed?I want to make a cake that calls for using 3 - 9 inch round pans. Baking is at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. I want to bake it in a 13x9x2 inch baking dish. How long does it need to bake?

 

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Manual for Brother's Printer MFC-240C?I need a printer manual for a MFC-240C Brother printer. I want to repair the print head. A download of how to do this would suffice.

 

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Recipes Using Lea and Perrins Steak Sauce?Recently we were given several bottles of Lea and Perrins Steak Sauce They were missing their labels so the grocery store sold them as part of a 'grab' box. Since we don't eat enough steak to use up SIX bottles of steak sauce any time soon, I'm wondering if there are some recipes where I can use the steak sauce? Maybe with chicken or pork or a roast? Any ideas?

 

Tall dracena like house plant.

What is this plant? (Pleomele relexa "Song...I have a large plant that I wanted to identify. I thought it might be some kind of Dracaena? What is it?

 

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Removing Cat Urine from Dry Clean Only Slacks?How do you remove cat urine from 100% Wool, dry clean only slacks?

 

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Smooth Bumps on Daughter's Back and Chest?My daughter has smooth bumps all over her back and chest. Tons! They don't seem to be acne as they never erupt, just sit on her skin and look like she is coming down with chicken pox!

 

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