February 22, 2008

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Recipes

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Spicy Bean and Sausage SoupBrown sausage in skillet. cut into bite sized pieces. Combine everything except the sour cream, in large pot and simmer for about an to make sure the flavors all blend well.

 

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Dinner in a PumpkinSaute onion until tender; add beef until browned (discard grease). Stir soy, sugar, mushrooms, and soup into mixture; simmer for 10 minutes.

 

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Chicken, Eden StylePepper chicken breasts (no salt). Wrap a slice of bacon around each breast. Spread a layer of dried beef in bottom of oblong baking dish; place bacon-wrapped breasts on top and cover with a mixture of chicken soup, sour cream, and cream cheese.

 

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Applesauce JelloDissolve gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Add applesauce; stir well. Put in small mold or bowl. Refrigerate.

 

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Country Ham and BeansSoak beans, rinse and remove any trash. Bring water to a boil in a stock pot. Add salt and beans to pot. Remove from heat, cover and let sit 1 hour.

 

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Stuffed Turkey BurgersMix everything a large bowl. Make patties about four ounces each, flatten them just a little larger than the roll. Take one burger and place a slice of cheese on it then put another burger on top of cheese and seal the edges.

 

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War Eagle Bean Palace Pecan CobblerPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Mix together syrup, sugar, butter or margarine, vanilla extract and eggs. Pour 1/3 of mixture into pan.

 

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Pineapple Pasta RefresherCook pasta; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well. Combine pasta, fruit, celery, yogurt, mayonnaise, and ginger.

 

Hardy Vegetable Soup

Fast Hearty Vegetable SoupI remembered someone posted a recipe for making your own vegetable broth by saving all vegetable scraps in a Ziploc bag and store it in the freezer. I was the one who posted my recipe for Kibbutz Israeli Vegetable Salad.

 

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Recipe Size Converter WebsitesJust enter the info into the boxes at the top link to resize the large "serves 100" recipes to any other size you might need for banquets, wedding dinners, church suppers or big family get-togethers.

 

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Sweet Potato SouffleWhip all ingredients, except egg whites, until light and fluffy. Gently fold in egg whites. Season with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to taste.

 

Articles

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Cook Ahead for Faster Meal PrepI do not have much time for cooking in the evening after work. So I try to cook some things ahead, like ground round and chicken.

 

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Fixing Shiny Bread PansI just bought a couple new bread pans. Nice shiny ones. It turns out that because of the shine, the bread browns on the top, but doesn't bake or brown well on the bottom. My husband found the perfect remedy.

 

Blue jay hooked rug.

Rug Hooking CraftsThis bird is a picture of the second piece of rug hooking, I ever did. Rug hooking is not as hard as one would think. You use a piece of burlap or other backings, get some wool and a hook. You can trace pattern on yourself or buy patterns already done.

 

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Non-Permanent Ugly Counter Fix with Contact PaperFor all of you who have orange and olive counters, gold fleck Formica or turquoise and pink tile counters! Be they in a kitchen, bathroom or laundry room, this is a cheap way to disguise the ugly while being durable, cleanable and replaceable!

 

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Similasan Earache Relief Drops ReviewI have suffered from chronic, recurrent (3-4 times a year) ear infections for many years. I get drops from the doctor but the infection always comes back eventually. It is very painful and miserable. I want to share a great product with everybody.

 

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Add Individual Toppings to Delivery PizzaWhen we had children at home and wanted "real" pizza delivered, We ordered pepperoni, then I would heat up the other toppings everyone liked and just added those to each person's slices.

 

Pato (Black Lab)Pato (Pronounced Pa-Toe - Spanish for "Duck") is 7 years old and is a Black Lab. Our friend who is a professional dog trainer owned Pato and since he didn't have time to do what Pato likes best, hunt birds and play ball, he asked if we would take him. That was in February of 2006 and we couldn't imagine life without him now!

 

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Wipe Vegetable Oil on Inside of Freezer for Easier DefrostingThe next time you have defrosted you freezer, dry it throughly. Then wipe vegetable oil on the inside walls and floor of the freezer.

 

A large tent for camping

Camping Advice for Cooking, Set-Up and MoreI look forward to camping each year. Although I now camp in a Pop-up camper, when my children were little, my husband and I would take them Tent camping. Cooking over a campfire can be one of the most challenging things you will ever do.

 

Water Heater ShedIf you want to have a cozy home for your water heater, why not give it a water shed to dwell in?

 

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Engrave "Reward" On Your Dog's ID TagIn addition to my dog's name and our cell phone numbers, I have the ID tag engraved with the word "REWARD." If perchance my dogs ever went missing, a finder will be more inclined to contact me and less tempted to keep my super-cute dog for themselves.

 

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Homemade Magnetic Bulletin BoardYou can make a wonderful (and quite large) magnetic bulletin board from a steel drip-pan from the Auto Parts store ($19). Just spray the bare metal with a spray adhesive then cover with fabric that matches your decor.

 

Saving Money on Paper Towels

Saving Money on Paper TowelsTips for saving money on paper towels from the ThriftyFun community. An even better money saver is to buy washcloths or dishcloths and use them as napkins.

 

Questions

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Oil and Vinegar Spot on Suede Jacket?I have an oil and vinegar spot on washable suede jacket.

 

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Chili's Restaurant Style Skillet Queso?I was wondering if anyone has the recipe for Chili's Restaurant Skillet Queso? I have Googled it and the closest I got to the actual recipe is, Velveeta and Chili, which in my opinion is not even close to Chili's recipe. That is by far the best Queso dip I have ever had! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

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Catching a Mole That is in My House?How do I catch a mole that has gotten into my house?

 

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Thinning Out Nail Glue?I have some brush-on nail glue that has thickened. What do I use as a thinner? Acetone, polish thinner, nail polish remover?

 

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Craft Ideas to Make a Gift for Little Boys?I have a seven years old niece which I am making a denim pocket purse for. I also have two nephews, 6 and 8 years old, which I would like to make something for but I have no idea what. Does anyone have any ideas?

 

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Quilting Frame to Use With a Sewing Machine?Does anyone know of a website that sells quilt frames to use with an ordinary sewing machine?

 

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Can I Freeze Kale?I bought a bag of kale yesterday and used part of the bag in soup today. Can I freeze the other part of the bag? I am actually disappointed with the soup. It needs something else and I can't figure out what it is but not more kale.

 

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Cleaning Out Rotten Meat in Chest Freezer?We have a huge problem. We have an old chest freezer downstairs in the basement. It was still operating, or so we thought, until my husband opened it recently.

 

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Buying My Kids a Dog?I have to buy a dog for my 2 girls, they are 4 and 9 years of age and really want a puppy. I cannot handle dog fur smell so I really want to find a dog that doesn't shed too much, doesn't smell and is a good family pet. Preferably a small dog.

 

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Shimmery, Neutral Lipstick?Can anyone suggest a nice 'nude' or 'beige-ish' lipstick that has some shimmer, and that doesn't cost a zillion dollars?

 

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Re-oiling Cleaning Cloths?I absolutely LOVE those yellow, lint-free, oiled cleaning cloths that are purchased at stores, for dusting furniture. They're so great to use because I don't have to use any other products or chemicals and they work so well at picking up dust. But when I wash them, I've noticed the oil comes out of them and then they're just plain cloths.

 

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Drying Fresh Flowers in a Bridal Bouquet?I'm hoping someone will give me 'tried and true' instructions on how to dry fresh flowers. My daughter is getting married soon and although it's unconventional, she has promised to give me her bridal bouquet as a memento of that special day.

 

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Neutral Colors for My Kitchen?I want to repaint my kitchen and family room that attach to other. The paint color right now is Thalo green but I want to change it to some neutral color that would match to any color. My kitchen cabinets are walnut, counter top is laminate white, as well as appliances. My couch is dark red. My accessories are blues, light green, and aqua blues.

 

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Should I Use Blue Painter's Tape When I Paint?I'm about to paint a few different rooms in my house. I've never painted before and I was wondering if I should use that blue painters tape around the edges. Does that stuff really work or does the paint sometimes seep underneath it?

 

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