March 5, 2008

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Recipes

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Chocolate Banana SmoothieAnother one of my daughter's "Let's see what this tastes like" recipe. I say it's yummy, and simple to make.

 

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Carol's Bowtie PastaThis recipe tastes like something from the Olive Garden. Easy enough for a weekday, but special enough for a romantic dinner!

 

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Microwave Bacon-Cheese PuffsCombine cream cheese, egg yolk, onion, and baking powder in large mixing bowl. Beat until smooth and blended. Add bacon pieces; blend well.

 

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Poppy Seed Bread with Orange GlazePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans. Beat together eggs, sugar, oil, and milk in bowl. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in separate bowl.

 

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Patagonia PizzaDissolve yeast in water. Stir in sugar, salt and olive oil. Let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Add flour to make a fairly stiff dough. Knead on floured board until smooth, about 5 minutes.

 

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Creamy Mandarin Orange SaladCrush crackers. Add butter and sugar; press in 9x13 inch baking dish. Save some of mixture for garnish on top. Blend orange juice and milk.

 

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The Easiest Cupcakes You'll Ever MakePreheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Mix in ice cream until batter is smooth. Mix in chocolate chips.

 

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Egg and Sausage CasseroleRecipe for Egg and Sausage Casserole. Place bread crumbs in greased 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle with cheese. Add browned sausage. Blend eggs, 2 1/2 cups milk and mustard. Pour over ingredients in pan. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

 

Articles

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Use Gift Cards for Online ShoppingWith all the talk about identity theft, I have found one way to shop online and not have to worry about having my credit card number stolen.

 

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Recycle Every Part Of Your Morning CoffeeAfter I've sprinkled my used coffee grounds around my plants and fruit trees, I rinse off the coffee filter and dry it on my dish drainer.

 

Adorable SonNo tip, I just think my son is adorable, that's all. :)

 

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Roasted Red Pepper Chicken FlorentineCut up boneless chicken breast in cubes and saute in a large skillet with a little olive oil and garlic. Mix in cream of chicken soup.

 

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Rainy Day Craft Box For ChildrenI used a hat box, but any box will do. Place art supplies in the box. Take a walk around your home and collect things that would make good collage materials.

 

My Frugal Life: Message In A BottleTo Whoever Has Chanced Upon This Bottle: I am stranded on a deserted island somewhere in the tropics. I am as well as the circumstances justify, thank you very much. After all, I consider myself somewhat of a minimalist anyway, inherently resourceful and inventively frugal.

 

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Keeping Track of Cosmetic SamplesI have received free samples of cosmetic and facial products and am frequently not in a position to purchase those I liked due to a surplus of products in the house. Making a mental note to buy these when needed doesn't function because I'll forget their exact names.

 

Cup and saucer candle holder.

Cup and Saucer Candle HolderHere's a unique way to use cups and saucers from tea sets that have broken or missing pieces. You could also purchase vintage cups and saucers and create these candle holders to give as gifts. The one pictured is from a mini tea set.

 

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Sprinkle Colored Sugar on Hot Cereals for KidsI had such a hard time getting my grandson to eat his oatmeal or cream of wheat. I finally shook a little colored sugar sprinkles on top and poof, the oatmeal was gone. Each time we have hot cereals, I pick a different color and just sprinkle enough to make it pretty!

 

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Walmart Will "Price Match" On Sale PatternsIf you live closer to a Walmart than to your local fabric store that is having a great sale on patterns, simply take the ad up to the register with you and Walmart will honor other stores ads for Simplicity or McCalls brand patterns.

 

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Use a Pet Crate as a FootrestWe recently adopted a puppy and have a wire frame crate for him to sleep in. In order to accommodate this in our small den, I covered the top of the crate with two small pillows and topped them with a crochet throw.

 

Saying Goodbye (Bald Eagle)

Saying Goodbye (Bald Eagle)Saying good-bye to a good friend

 

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Tomato Planting TipsTomatoes are touchy about getting too much rain or water overhead. First of all, plant the tomatoes as deeply as you can but not with the leaves touching the ground.

 

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Surprise Birthday BalloonWhen my niece turned 12, I bought a huge helium balloon and put it in a big box, along with her birthday money, and mailed it to her. When she got it and opened the box the whole family was startled as the balloon got out and went up! A very fun way to surprise a kid on their birthday!

 

Closeup of mermaid paperweight.

Decoupaged PaperweightsThese are so simple and easy and fast. I find pretty pictures from just about every where (copy to size you need) and then just glue on stones, glass stones, sea shells, etc. I always coat with several coats of water resistant varnish.

 

Shorty the Dachshund

Shorty (Dachshund)Shorty is a one and a half year old Dachshund. I bought her from a breeder when she was 6 weeks old.

 

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Use a Broadcast Spreader for Salting SidewalksWinter is here and it seems like we constantly have to put down salt on either the driveway or the sidewalk. So my husband, being the clever person he is, came up with a very easy and cost effective way to put down our salt. He uses our hand crank seed thrower.

 

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Six Uses for Nail Polish Besides Your Nails6 things you can do with nail polish besides paint your nails. Tighten loose screws on cabinets or pot handles by brushing some clear nail polish on screw threads.

 

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Keeping Homemade Starch from SpoilingI made my own starch out of flour and water and absolutely love it, but I need to know how to keep it from spoiling.

 

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Feeding a Puppy Cooked EggsCan I feed my 6 week old puppy cooked eggs? It is half Sheepdog/half Pyreneese.

 

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Recipes Using Citrus FruitsI have a bunch of oranges and grapefruit that are leftover from the Lion's Club Sale. I need to use them up soon! Does anybody have ideas and or recipes so they will not go to waste?

 

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Float Ideas: School SpiritWe need ideas for a float. We are the Panthers and the topic is school spirit. Please help!

 

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Getting Rid of Footprints on Laminate FloorI have laminate flooring and have been cleaning it with a Swiffer Wet Jet. Now every foot print shows up on the floor. How do I get the floor back to the way it was? It looks horrible right now.

 

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Removing BBQ Sauce Stain on Wool JumperMy son placed an unfinished Kebab on top of his light blue school jumper. Does any one know how to remove Kebab leaked stains? The jumper is a wool knitted jumper and the stain is barbecue sauce based.

 

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Discontinued Eisenhart WallpaperI am looking for discontinued Eisenhart wallpaper. I would appreciate any info

 

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Bakers Square Sour Cream Raisin PieDoes anyone have a recipe for Bakers Square Sour Cream Raisin Pie? Thank you!

 

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Forum for Unlimited Online MoviesI would like to know about the movie forums. The ones that you pay one price and get unlimited movies on your computer. Even movies that aren't out on video yet.

 

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Homemade Juniper Breeze Body SprayI made my own juniper breeze body spray and love it but the scent does not last very long. I was told to put juniper extract and that would set the scent. But does anyone know how much juniper extract to put in one gallon of homemade juniper breeze body spray?

 

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Progress of Spatini ProtestHow is the Spatini protest going?

 

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Homemade Jack In The BoxHow do I make a homemade jack-in-the-box?

 

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Homemade Remedy for Mites on PuppyMy puppy had mites almost 4 weeks ago, I took her to the vet where we got antibiotics and they did 2 dips to clear up the mites. They went away and the hair started to come back around her eyes but now she's starting to scratch again and I'm afraid she might be getting the mites back.

 

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