February 19, 2008

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Party PizzaBrown sausage and onion. Pour off liquid. Add spices. Turn down heat. Cube cheese and melt in meat mixture. Spread on bread. Bake in 400 degrees F oven for 5-8 minutes.

 

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Gooseberry PieTwo recipes for Gooseberry Pie

 

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Healthier Cake Mix CookiesI have used the cake mix recipe for making cookies for a couple of years now. I am always looking to make old recipes healthier. Here is what I have come up with to add fiber and to cut the fat and calories.

 

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Butterball Dumplings in Chicken Broth (Soup)Remove crust from bread, and crumble to fine crumbs. Add butter or margarine, salt, egg and pepper. Mix and knead until mixture can be formed into balls (about 30 balls) 3/4 inch in diameter.

 

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Chicken and Stuffing CasseroleBoil breasts of chicken in water for 10 minutes. Take out, let cool and then dice the chicken. In one bowl, combine diced chicken, 2 cans of soup, drained sliced water chestnuts, and one cup of milk.

 

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Creamy Cole SlawShred cabbage, carrots and onions. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over cabbage mixture. Refrigerate.

 

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Fresh Garden DipBlend with mixer. Serve with fresh veggies.

 

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Captain's Trout FilletsCombine ingredients, except paprika, in a small bowl. Place the fillets in a greased, hinged wire grill or on skewers. Baste fish with sauce and sprinkle with paprika.

 

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Filling Deviled EggsPut your egg yolks in a ziplock bag, mash till all broken. Add your recipes remainding ingredients, reseal. Keep mashing to mix well. Cut the tip off one corner on bottom of bag.

 

Cow Jumped Over Moon Cake

Cow Jumped Over The Moon CakeThe theme was Nursery Rhymes.. so this is the "The Cow Jumped Over the MOON!" cake I made for my girlfriend's daughter's baby shower.

 

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Dealing With an Excess of Inherited PhotographsWhat if you inherit hundreds of photographs you can't keep? Let's say you set aside the family photographs and make a pile of the pretty pictures you like best. A Freecycler will undoubtedly be happy to take the remainder.

 

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Link: Food Tips and Recipes at the Utah State University ExtensionI've just found the most fantastic site and wanted to share. It's the Utah State University Extension site. Family and Consumer Sciences (under Families and Communities) was a great section for home hints...

 

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Use Decal or Paint a Picture to Mark LuggageTo spot your luggage easier at the airport when it comes on the conveyor belt, use a decal and paint a picture on the back of your suit case. You will be able to spot it easier then using ribbons. Works great and you never need to redo this.

 

Meshu (Shih Tzu/Pom)Meshu (but we call her Mee Mee) is 15 weeks old. She is a Shih Tzu and Pom mix. I got my pet right before Christmas at a flea market, they had all kinds of dogs there

 

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Save Money on ConsumablesI like to use as little of these items that I can, both to save money at the grocery store and to live more green.

 

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Brownies In Cupcake Liners for Shipping OverseasRecently someone posted a tip about making brownies in cupcake liners. Several weeks ago, when I asked my son who is posted in the middle east what he would like for his mid January birthday, he answered that he wanted dozens and dozens of brownies.

 

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Use Canning Jars to Start CuttingsInstead of buying a plant for a birthday or housewarming gift, grow one. I have a few old canning jars in my kitchen window, and I grow new plants in water from clippings of older plants. When it has new roots I plant it in dirt and give a homemade gift that will last a long time.

 

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Use Prescription Bottles for Custom PaintsWhen I create a "custom" color with acrylic paint, I'll pour the "leftovers" into an empty, clean prescription bottle.

 

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Use Salad Spinner for Wringing Delicate Hand Wash ItemsDo you often hand wash delicate items such as hosiery or bras? For an easier way to wring out the water, keep a spare salad spinner under your sink! People with painful arthritic hands, or those recovering from surgery, may find it especially difficult to squeeze items dry.

 

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Use Hanging Wire Baskets for Household OrganizationTiered hanging wire baskets, the kind for storing fruits and vegetables, can be used in a child's room to organize toys or stuffed animals; in a closet for storing socks, belts and underwear; or in a bathroom for storing makeup, hair accessories, etc.

 

God's CandleI took this picture Jan. 1st 2008 at 8 am from my patio. It looks like a huge candle. I called it God's Candle

 

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Spray Vinegar on Underarm of Shirts Before CleaningMY husband's shirts used to come back from the cleaners with a foul underarm odor, then I read a tip somewhere about spraying underarms of shirts with vinegar water before washing.

 

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Hot Tang Is Soothing For ColdsWhen nursing a cold, I find that hot beverages help me feel better. However I soon get tired of teas, and coffee tastes funny when my nose is stuffy.

 

Prayer Wall Hanging

Prayer Wall HangingUse decorative edge scissors or pinking shears to cut around edge of fabric. Glue to center of craft foam or construction paper. Glue ribbon under each corner of fabric for hanger.

 

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Cover Burners With Aluminum Foil for Easy Clean UpHaving a white smooth surface stove top is a lot of extra work each time it's used. To make less work for yourself, place a piece of aluminum foil over the burner and under the pan. Recycle that foil! Stash it near the stove so it's handy for next time!

 

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Getting Rid of Black Mold in Enclosed Porch?Recently with all the rain and dampness in San Diego, I just noticed black mold and mice feces on my leaky enclosed back porch. I am at my wits end, as I cannot afford to have my house tented, and I have a 2 yr old dog that follows me out there. It's got 1975 indoor-outdoor carpeting which is a wreck.

 

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'Makeover' Themed Birthday Party?I need inexpensive birthday party ideas for a 'makeover' theme for an eight year old girl?

 

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Pre-soaking Beans for Later Use?Can I pre-soak dried beans and then can them for later use? It takes so long to soak beans but I like to make chili often. I'm looking for a way to speed things up a bit and I think this might do it

 

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Looking for High Elevation Recipes?We are moving to a high elevation area and I am looking for recipes for baking and cooking. Thanks.

 

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Longhorn Steakhouse Style Salmon?Does anyone by chance have a recipe for salmon that tastes like the ones Longhorn Steakhouse uses? I do know that its got bourbon in the marinade. I don't know if the marinade is used as a baste while cooking it or if it sits in it before cooking it.

 

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Removing Splattered Primer from Wood?I need suggestions on how to remove splattered primer from wood?

 

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Saving Money to Buy an Expensive Item?How can I save up money for a small project? I want to buy a treadmill for $700. I will be taking out $100 every time I get paid for this project. Where can I save/store the money until I get $700? I do not use credit cards and I like paying for things cash. Is the green dot prepaid debit card something I could use?

 

Covering a Glassed Paned Door?I have a glass pane front door in my new house and I was wondering what would be a cheap and easy way to cover it at night and when we're gone?

 

King Sized Bed in a Small Room?I have a king size bed and a small bedroom. I don't know the dimensions. How on earth can I make this work since I now have to live without my dresser?

 

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Herbs and Flowers That Grow Well in Shade?What herbs and flowers do well in shade?

 

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Looking for Soap Nut Seeds?Where can I find soap nut seeds to grow my own tree or where can I find a tree to buy?

 

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Creative Ideas for Using a Non-operational Fireplace?I have a non operational fire place in my new home. Besides candles what is another way I can use this interesting corner in my new house?

 

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Burying Kitchen Scraps Instead of Composting?Can you bury kitchen scraps without necessarily 'composting'? For instance, when I have potato peals, can I bury them under the dirt?

 

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