February 18, 2008

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Recipes

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French White Bean SoupIn a large saucepan or Dutch oven, saute onions, leeks and garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes over medium-high heat. Add beans, potatoes, 1/4 tsp. of thyme and 1-1/2 cups of vegetable broth; simmer 20 minutes.

 

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Baked SpaghettiCombine cooked spaghetti, egg and milk in a bowl. Mix well. Spoon into greased 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle with some of the cheese and salt. Pour in sauce and top with beef and cheese. Bake 300 degrees F for 1 hour.

 

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Auntie Nina's Pumpkin CookiePreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cream butter and sugars. Lightly mix eggs, then add to butter/sugar mixture. Add pumpkin and spices. Slowly add flour, baking powder, and salt to mixture.

 

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Vegetable Saute'Heat oil in large skillet on medium high heat. Add vegetables; cook and stir until vegetables are tender crisp. Sprinkle salad dressing mix over vegetables; toss to coat well.

 

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Easy Jello DessertThis is a great and quick dessert. You take one large Jello gelatin, any kind you like, one container of Cool Whip, 1 container of cottage cheese, the smaller size, and about a cup of cut up nuts.

 

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Broccoli Lettuce SaladLightly toss salad ingredients together. Then mix dressing ingredients and pour over salad.

 

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Lowfat Oatmeal Bran MuffinsCombine oats and milk; let stand for 20 minutes. Mix all ingredients and bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.

 

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Bacon Cream Cheese SpreadDrain bacon on paper towel. Rub mixing bowl with garlic or use garlic powder to season mixture. Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, and ketchup in bowl and beat until smooth. Cut bacon (should be fried crisp) and add to mixture.

 

Articles

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Re-Dye Lint Covered Black ClothesWhen my knit black pants or dress get covered with lint, I don't throw them out. I simply buy some black dye, run through the washing machine and, presto, I'm the only one that knows that the lint has been dyed to match the clothing.

 

Twig Art Chair

Twig Art ChairUsing very dry branches, wire, glue and coco fiber mat, I made these two chairs for decorative effect. On the wall behind the one chair with orange flowers on it is a twig trellis on the wall. Twig art is fun as long as you remember to have dry wood to work with.

 

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Use a Skillet for Faster CookingWhen cooking, try using a skillet instead of a pot or pan. A skillet puts a larger cooking surface in contact with your heat source. Food will cook faster, saving on your energy bills and saving your time.

 

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How Do You Get a Nintendo Wii?To score a hard to find a Nintendo Wii Console, here's what I did: First, I searched online for all stores that sell video game consoles and checked to see if they were in stock.

 

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Use Latex Gloves for Messy Kitchen TasksEveryone's in a hurry when preparing meals and cleaning up, so try using medical-type latex gloves when making meatloaf, rolling balls of cookie dough, kneading dough, etc. I don't even take off my rings, and don't have to worry about my nails.

 

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Calendar Wall ArtDo you want to recycle old calendars and make your home look good? Here's what I did. My husband is a railroader and had a calendar with trains on it. The pictures were wonderful.

 

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Ask Kids to Not Bring Gifts to Birthday PartiesOFor those of you who are sending invitations to your child's birthday party, think about asking them NOT to bring a gift. (This is what my daughter does) That way, those with multiple children in the family that go to a lot of parties or those with low incomes, or have a parent who has recently lost their job can afford to come!

 

Tape around corner of mattress.

Use Tape To Keep Bedding In PlaceTo keep your bedding from falling on the floor, and making the bed in the morning a snap, just use sock tape (used by hockey players to keep their socks up) on the two bottom corners of the covers.

 

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Keep Important Info in a NotebookI keep a notebook for recipes, important numbers, educational resources, and other important information. This has really kept me more organized!

 

Valentines Through The YearsThis is a collection that my husband has made for me for Valentines Day for a number of years. We've been married 57 years so you can see the romance has not gone out of our marriage.

 

Zues (Boxer)

Zues (Boxer)Hi my name is Zues! I love TENNIS BALLS! This is my crazy ball face! When I see a ball i go crazy! When I'm good my owners will give me a ball I can play with that ball all day long (unless I accidentally lose it.) For me, a ball is like a treat. I

 

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Ice Cream Scoop to Fill Cupcake LinersUse an ice cream scoop to fill cupcake liners without spilling and making a mess.

 

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Getting the Last of a Can of PaintTo coax the last little bit of paint out of a can, use a church key or can opener to punch a small hole in the side of the can just below the lip. Now the paint will flow out instead of gathering around the rim inside the can.

 

Questions

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Recipes That Don't Use Tomatoes?I am allergic to tomatoes. What can I use instead? I know I can use Alfredo sauce, but I would like ideas for soups, chili (especially), etc.

 

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Using a Chinese Paper Lantern?What are some creative things that I can do with a Chinese paper lantern (the round kind)? I want to use it decoratively, but I don't want to use it as a light. Any ideas?

 

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Need Coronado Sewing Machine Motor?I am in need of a motor for a Coronado sewing machine, Model 45-4167 SM 5-467 A. If one can not be located, possibly a place to get it repaired. Thanks

 

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Looking for Instructions for a Jersey Quilt?I am unable to locate instructions, to create a jersey quilt, out of fire dept. jersey shirts. Can you recommend a link of instructions?

 

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Chicken Leg Quarter Crockpot Recipe?Chicken leg quarter recipes for my Crockpot.

 

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Recipe for Robert Redford Cake?Can someone send me the recipe for the 'Robert Redford Cake'. Thank you all.

 

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Lining a Basket to Hold Flowers?I have a fairly large square wicker basket I want to put flowers in this spring. What can I line it with, to prevent water from damaging what ever I have it sitting on? Thanks for any help

 

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Planting an Apple Tree?I would like to plant an apple tree for my husband. He always talks about one that he used to get apples from when he was a kid. What is a good one to plant that you can eat apples right off the branch? Also, what is the upkeep of one? Getting rid of worms etc. He never wanted to plant one of our own because of bees. But we don't have any little kids anymore living at home.

 

Is My Tomato Plant a Patio Plant?My daughter gave me this tomato plant and put it on my porch. This plant has gone wild. I have tied it up. It is full of tomatoes and blooms everywhere. The tomatoes just keep coming. Can you tell me if this is a patio plant?

 

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Perished Rubber Mat Stuck to Vinyl Floor?I used a rubber bathmat under the laundry sink. It worked well until I tried to pick it up. The rubber has perished and is now stuck to the floor! HELP! How do I get perished rubber off a vinyl floor? It's bad!

 

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Trouble With Easy Pie Crust Recipes?I have tried all those 'easy' pie crust recipes. For the Marie Calendar recipe I followed it EXACTLY. The dough was refrigerated, warmed to room temp, pinch test was OK. The dough was too sticky, I added a little flour, then the dough falls apart. Any ideas?

 

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Easy, Do-It-Yourself Hairstyles?I need do-it-yourself, easy hairstyles? Does anybody have any?

 

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Ideas for Sunday School Brunch?My Sunday School has a brunch before class once a month. I am looking for some easy ideas of things to take to this brunch, preferably easy to make and easy to transport. Thanks for your help.

 

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