February 28, 2008

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Recipes

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Buttermilk PuffsSift all dry ingredients together. Stir in buttermilk, oil, and egg; beat until smooth. Drop by teaspoon into hot oil until brown (they will turn over on their own).

 

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Stir in Pan Fudge Cake (No Eggs)Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Stir into a greased 8-inch pan. Make 3 wells in mixture and pour in melted butter, vinegar and vanilla in each well.

 

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Bar-B-Que Green BeansFry bacon and onion until done. Add ketchup, vinegar and sugar. Mix well and cook until bubbly and thickened. Add drained green beans to ketchup mixture.

 

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Five Cup Fruit SaladMix all ingredients and garnish with the maraschino cherries.

 

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Pepperoni Pizza BakeCook noodles according to package directions; drain. In large bowl combine noodles and 3/4 cup pizza sauce. Transfer to a 13x9x2in baking dish.

 

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French Toast with ApplesPlace sliced bread in pan, 9x13 inches. Beat together eggs, milk, vanilla, and 1/2 cup sugar. Pour 1/2 mixture over bread. Slice apples on top of bread. Pour rest of egg mixture over apples.

 

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Ground Beef SoupBrown ground beef and onion together. Combine browned meat, onion, juice, and potatoes; simmer until potatoes are tender. Add spices.

 

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Old Settler's BeansThis recipe comes from my mother's recipe box and is very old. She and my father preferred using venison with this recipe, but I prefer the ground beef with bacon.

 

Articles

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Patterns for Petite-Plus WomenFinally, a web site for Petite-Plus women! I'm not Petite or Plus (anymore) but I DO understand how hard it can be to find patterns that really fit! Here's what she says about her site: "Petite Plus Patterns" are designed especially for the woman with narrow shoulders, D cup bra, rounded tummy, and delicious full curves everywhere!

 

Mini Christmas wreaths.

Mini Christmas WreathsI made these mini-wreaths for Christmas this year. I use the rims of two plastic yoghurt containers facing each other, then wrap natural string around the entire circle. I then go out into nature and start collecting things to glue onto my wreath.

 

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Celery ChickenWash 3-4 chicken breasts (with skin and bones) and pat dry with paper towels. Place in a 13x9 inch baking dish sprayed with Pam. Mix one can cream of celery soup with 1/2 cup milk.

 

Birthday WrappingThis is one of my good friend's birthday party and my 9 and 12 year old boys decided to decorate him with the decorations from his party. They had a blast wrapping him up.

 

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Caring For Your Butcher BlockMinimize stains and cover scratches by rubbing mineral oil on surfaces. Mineral oil is odor-free and nontoxic.

 

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Finding and Organizing Recipes from WebsitesWhen I open your daily tips at the end of the week I simply print out what interests me. I put it into a folder and take it to my daughter's home the next week.

 

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Keep Car Keys on Bedside TablePut your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car.

 

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Check Out Restaurants.com for Thrifty Dining OutThis site, www.restaurant.com, has gift certificates of various amounts. A certificate for $25.00 usually runs $10.00. Here is where the savings come in.

 

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Tips for Windows, Carpets and Furniture ScratchesVinegar and water for cleaning mirrors and windows, use newspapers to clean with instead of rags. I have done this. It works wonders.

 

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Tips For Getting CouponsThis tip for people who use coupons. There is a website called couponmom.com that you can print coupons on.

 

Gray and white tabby and Siamese mix.

Jack (Siamese Mix)This is Gentleman Jack Daniels aka Jack. He is 3 1/2 years old and a Siamese mix. Our daughter and son found him under a shed at church. He was only a tiny kitten, the vet estimated only 2 weeks old. He was so young we had to feed him with a dropper for weeks and he only weighed 4 ounces when they found him.

 

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Newspaper PotsI take a large Foldgers coffee can and put a folded sheet of newspaper over the top, I then take a smaller coffee can and gently push the paper inside to form the pot, making sure that the sides are folded in as I go along.

 

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Fiber SnacksIf you're like me, nightly nibbles are hard to resist when watching evening TV. To eliminate the negative feelings I was having about all the fat in most snack foods, I have started snacking on whole grain cereals.

 

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Rooting a Hibiscus from a Larger PlantDoes anyone out there know how to or if it is even possible to root a hibiscus from a large hibiscus that I have?

 

Questions

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Maternity Brides Maid DressI have 2 bridesmaids from Japan who have never worn dresses and my maid of honor will be 8 1/2 months pregnant at the time of my wedding in May. I understand you can take pretty much any dress and make it fit to her body but she feels uncomfortable unless it is a maternity dress. SO- I have been looking and looking to stores, outlets, websites but I can't find a dress for a reasonable price.

 

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Adding Texture to PaintI need instructions on different ways to texture paint, before I decide which to do. For example: sand, tissue, etc. Any suggestions?

 

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Environmentally Friendly Oven CleaningWhat is the best environmental-friendly way to clean a oven?

 

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Traveling to Yellowstone and Mt. RushmoreWe will be traveling to the Badlands SD, Mount Rushmore and then on to Yellowstone National Park this summer. Anyone been to these places and have any suggestions for area, things we MUST SEE, Things we MUST DO? Cheap or free would be best but not necessary.

 

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Recipes for Macaroni Pasta DishesI am looking for macaroni dishes, macaroni salads, etc. Nice spring time meals.

 

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Growing a Tree Sized PointsettiaDoes anyone know how to grow a poinsettia to tree size(about 5 feet)? I've seen these in stores and they really don't cost that much. The problem is getting it home. They break so easily as it is, they will never survive being crammed into my tiny car. I don't know anyone who could lend me a truck or van. Do you need a certain kind of poinsettia (fast growing?) for these?

 

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Church Fundraiser Reunion DinnerMy church is having a fundraiser reunion dinner. The theme is 'Grow the Church'. Any suggestions on table decor?

 

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Painting Plastic Shower EnclosureI want to paint our plastic shower enclosure. What do I need to do and what kind of paint is needed.

 

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Using Removable CaulkHas anyone used 'removable' caulk? Did you have any problem removing the caulk, when it was time to remove it? Thanks

 

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Slippery Wood FloorsI just moved in to my new home but I have a problem. The hard wood floors are super slick! They are the original floors and great when you wear rubber soled shoes but we have a house rule of no shoes in the house.

 

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Inexpensive Summer Travel IdeasMy husband and I are looking for an inexpensive trip in June or July. In Florida it gets so hot that camping probably isn't such a good idea (we originally were planning on meeting another couple in the mountains of NC, but they've backed out on us already). Do you have any suggestions of places to go that aren't super expensive but have fun things to do/see?

 

Geranium flowers.

Growing Geranium From SeedsI have what I think are seeds growing on my pink geranium. I have been letting them turn brown and then gently removing them and storing these in a paper bag in a dark dry spot.

 

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Recipe for Won Ton SoupI saw a recipe for won ton soup and lost it after I bought the supplies. It had chicken broth, soya sauce, ginger, won ton wraps, ground turkey or chicken, fresh basil torn and green onions. I am a diabetic, so am trying to lose weight.

 

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Inexpensive, Pet Friendly Weekend Getaway in NJI would like to go on a family vacation. Because my dog is a Pug, we really can't fly, or drive for long periods of time. I live in Central NJ and if anyone can give me advice on a weekend getaway (2 to 3 days), that is not too expensive please let me know. It is hard to find pet friendly places that don't cost a arm and a leg!

 

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'Chocolate Covered' Themed Birthday PartyI'm turning 11 on March 14 and this is my first birthday party. My theme is 'Chocolate Covered'. It will be a sleepover where we melt chocolate and cover strawberries, peanuts, pretzels and other stuff. I don't know what games to play that would go along with the theme. I don't want to have a lame party. Can you please reply with some fun games I can do. Please post replies by Friday, March 13, 2008.

 

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Daschund With Back ProblemsI have a Daschund who is 4 and has started having back problems. She has gone to the vet and is on anti-inflammatory meds. She will walk but is a little wobbly and the hair sticks out where she is swollen. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions

 

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Making Your Own Frozen MealsMy family really likes eating the frozen pre-packaged meals like Voila! or some of those Banquet meals found in the frozen aisle. Often times I have thought that I could make them on my own ...

 

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Slipcover for a Wing ChairDoes anyone know where I can buy a slipcover for my wing chair that does "not" have a T-shaped cushion? The chair is made by PA House and has a square cushion.

 

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African Violets Infested with InsectsI have been having a problem with my African Violets for months now and have actually lost some. I have some kind of spider or bug that you can't really see but there are tiny cottony white spots all over the plant stems and a few on the leaves. I have tried the normal insect spray and also dipping them into liquid dish detergent and nothing seems to work.

 

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Making Glittered, Colored PoinsettiasI love those glitter covered, colored poinsettias. Last Christmas they were $4.99, this past Christmas the price went up to $15.99. Outrageous! Does anyone know how to make these at home?

 

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Using Rings on Rod Pocket CurtainsI went curtain shopping yesterday and the girl at Bed Bath and Beyond told me that you can use any rod pocket curtains and put them on the rings instead. Has anyone done this? I thought maybe it might look weird because you'd see where the rod is suppose to go in the curtain.

 

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Traveling Across Canada on a BudgetMy husband and I would like to take a trip across Canada. We are seniors and our budget is limited. Does anyone have any cost saving ideas? We are not sure if train, car, or trailer would be the best idea. What about Hotels? Any ideas would be appreciated.

 

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Information on Machine QuiltingI make my own curtains and other accessories. I would like to make machine quilts. I would like information on types of machines available and how they work. Also, information on quilting frames and how they work in conjunction with the quilting machine.

 

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Removing Krazy Glue Gel From HandsHow can I get Instant Krazy Glue Gel off my hand? It dried on the palm of my hand and is rough. I tried dish soap and water, and then WD-40. But the crustiness on my skin still remains.

 

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Stopping a Toilet Tank From SweatingHow can I stop a toilet tank from sweating? I have a towel on the floor now.

 

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