March 7, 2008

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Blackberry Rhubarb JamI wanted to make homemade jam this winter, so I purchased some frozen berries from the farmers market and came up with this recipe. It's a nice sweet/tart combination.

 

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My Garden Pasta SaladPrepare the tortellini according to the package directions; drain, rinse, and drain again. Place in a large bowl and chill for a minimum of 4 hours.

 

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Grilled Ham With Mustard GlazeWith graduations and family reunions, here is a really easy, delicious, unbelievable way to do a ham. It does not have to be a whole ham. This ham is so great, everyone who has had it try to make there hams this way.

 

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Punch Bowl CakePrepare cake mix and pudding mix according to package directions. When cool, break 1/2 the cake into a large punch bowl. Layer 1/2 of each of the other ingredients into bowl in the order given.

 

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Navy or Lima Bean SoupThis recipe comes from my grandmother of many years ago. Since Mother Nature insists on send us sleet, ice rains and very cold days, today called for her soup.

 

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Cheese Stuffed Pork ChopsTrim excess fat from chops. Cut pocket in fat side of each chop. Drain mushrooms, reserving liquid. Combine mushrooms, cheese, parsley, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; stuff into pockets. Use wooden picks to close chops; lace shut.

 

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Marinated BroccoliCut broccoli into small floweretts. Split and cut stalks. Mix ingredients and pour over broccoli in large jar or tightly covered container and refrigerate for 24 hours.

 

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Texas CasserolePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine ground chuck, salt, sugar, tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic powder and pepper; pour into a 9x13 inch pan. Combine noodles, sour cream, cream cheese, and onions; pour this noodle mixture over the hamburger mixture.

 

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Microfiber Cloths For Makeup RemovalSome weeks ago, I was shopping with my sister, when we entered a beauty shop. They where selling a new kind of washcloth for make up removal without any cleanser, just to be used with water.

 

Cookie on hot pink blanket.

Cookie (Terrier/Poodle Mix)My doggie is called Cookie. We think he is about 4.5 years old. The vet thinks he is a terrier/poodle mix. He is all shades of grey and sliver with some light brown when his fur is long.

 

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Use Bottle Caps as MoldsPress air drying clay into bottle caps and smooth with a blunt knife or tool. The clay will shrink as it dries (may take a few days, especially in wet weather) and should easily fall out of the bottle cap mold when dry (you can coax it out with a toothpick if needed)

 

Using Apple Pie Spice

Using Apple Pie SpiceA pre-made spice mix intended for apple pie. Usually containing Allspice, Nutmeg and cinnamon. Good in French toast, fruit salad, coffee cake and cookies.

 

Plastic egg danglers.

EZ Easter Egg DanglersThis charming egg-themed piece of art is created from 3 tiny, colorful plastic eggs and adorable pink ribbon. It can be used as decoration for a doorknob, wall, cabinet, window, drawer, or even rear-view mirror.

 

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Buy Birthday Gifts Throughout The YearShopping for Birthday gifts for yet another birthday party left me frazzled. It was always the same thing; what to get a child, how to stay in my budget and how to stop the last minute "I need a gift" shuffle?

 

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Butter Your Corn With BreadWith summer coming, corn-on-the-cob is a great favorite of ours. To avoid mess, and waste, we use a piece of bread to butter ours. Just put a pat of butter on the slice, twirl your corn, and pass it along!

 

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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser For The KitchenI use the regular Mr, Clean sponge for about everything. I use it on my flat top stove. Before I tried it, I used the cleaner you get with your appliance, it always left a residue. The Mr, Clean sponge works with hardly any effort and doesn't leave a residue, to have to clean up after, you clean. And it doesn't scratch!

 

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Sneaking SpinachOoooo I've always loved St. Patrick's Day - the whole MONTH of March actually! Everything is expected to be green, but not everything is expected to be good for you...

 

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Marking Cleaning RagsWhen I have old stained tea towels, hand towels, facecloths or dishcloths, I use them for rags. The way I identify them so I don't use them again for good linen is to cut the towels in half and cut the corners off the facecloths and dishcloths.

 

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Easy Tips On Being GreenThis came home from school with my 4th grader one day last week: If it glows, unplug it until you are ready to use it, Dress for the weather . . .

 

Tired Granddaughter

Tired GranddaughterToday after coming home from lunch, my grand daughter was awfully quiet. I went into the living room to see what she was up to and found this.

 

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