March 11, 2008

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Catfish CakesCook carrots and onions in butter in small skillet over medium heat until tender crisp; set aside. Combine fish fry coating mix, cornbread mix, baking powder, creole seasoning, and black pepper in large bowl.

 

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Mexican Artichoke DipChop artichoke hearts. Add chilies; mix. Combine with mayonnaise and cheese; mix well. Make ahead so flavor can develop. Serve with white corn chips.

 

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Cranberry Pineapple SaladCook cranberry sauce and gelatin to a slow boil. Remove from heat and add pineapple, cherries, and nuts. When cooled slightly, pour into medium size serving dish and refrigerate until set.

 

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Korean Birthday Cake RecipesI would like to make a Korean birthday cake. Can someone please convert the ingredients to measurements?

 

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What's This Fabric Made From?Did you ever wonder that when you're shopping at your local thrift store or at a one-dollar-a-yard "undetermined fiber content" fabric table at Walmart? Well, I always carry a small lighter in my purse or glove compartment.

 

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Use Magic Eraser for Streak Free GlassI found this by accident when wiping a blender "spray" on my kitchen window. I used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser which was right there to clean it up. The window was spotless, no streaks etc. So, then I tried it on my glass doors and was I amazed.

 

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Use a Marshmallow for Dog MedicationIf you have a difficult time getting your dog to take pills of any kind, the easiest way I have found is to stick the pill or pills in a large marshmallow. They greedily take the marshmallow where they might not a pill.

 

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Too Much Junk Mail?Opt out of junk mailings, tele-marketers calls and e-mail lists. It is easy and free:

 

Questions

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Should I Choose a Dark or Light Counter Top?I am needing to choose a counter top for my kitchen. I have light maple cabinets and the kitchen is not very big but it has a lot of windows and a big sliding glass door. I have looked at so many colors and I am stuck on whether to pick a dark or light counter top. What is the rule of thumb on this subject, or is their one?

 

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Games for Church Mother's Day Party?Does anyone have any ideas for games and decorations for a Mother's Day church party.

 

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Flames Themed Wedding Decorations?My boyfriend is into flames like on his motorcycle. We are getting married in September. I decided to go with the colors red, orange, and yellow for the flames.

 

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Using Rid-X on Dog Feces?Would it be safe to use Rid-X to help clean a backyard with dog feces?

 

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Repelling Spiders Naturally?A member of our family keeps getting bit by spiders in the middle of the night. Efforts to clean, vacuum and sanitize the room are of no effect, as well as using a plug-in verminex ultrasonic pest repeller (which does not seem to do the trick either).

 

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Sleeves on Old Letter Jacket Are Sticky?I still have my son's high school letter jacket from 20 years ago. Guess I am waiting for a grandson! Lol! Anyway, the sleeves are made of a type of vinyl, I am sure you know what I mean. Keeping it in the closet for so long, I think the heat or age has gotten to it. The sleeves are sticky or tacky.

 

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Sharpie on Microfiber Couch?I love the tips for cleaning regular ink and other stains off microfiber furniture, but my 2 year old got a hold of a Sharpie. Not a regular sharpie, an INDUSTRIAL cannot be removed Sharpie. Any suggestions for that?

 

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Birthday Goody Bags for 35-40 Kids?I need some good ideas for favors for my son's first birthday (July 2007). We are doing an animal theme. I found the invites on sale for $1.00 at Walmart. It will be a barbecue at our house with a jumper and face painting (my mom is doing the face painting).

 

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Homemade De-Icer Recipe?Does anyone have a recipe for homemade windshield de-icer? I am tired of scraping my windows just about every day. Thank you in advance!

 

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Is It Legal for the Owner to Keep 10 Percent of My Tips?I have a question. I work as a waitress and the owner is the cook. He takes 10 percent of each waitresses tips every night. Is that legal?

 

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Cleaning a Mobile Home That Was Infested With Mice?I recently purchased a used mobile home. I know it must have been infested with mice. There were traces everywhere. Now I have been in it for 3 months and I can still smell a "rodent odor" can someone tell me how to get rid of this?

 

Vehicle Headlights

Removing Oxidation From Vehicle Headlights?Whats the safest way to remove oxidation from today's modern projector headlamps?

 

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Free Turban Sewing Pattern?I've been looking everywhere on the web for a FREE turban sewing pattern. I know I can buy one by McCalls, but I'm to cheap! Anyone out there know a web site with a free turban pattern? Sometimes I'm in a hurry and don't have the time to do my hair before I leave the house.

 

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White Bugs in My Horse Feed Bins?I want to know about weevils. I think I have them in my horse feed bins? They are tiny white things and they move. What are they? How do I get rid of them? Are they harmful to the horses if they eat them?

 

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Kids Choice Awards Sleepover Party?I'm having a Kids Choice Awards Sleepover Party. Can you give me some ideas on what to eat, do, and decorations. The girls are in seventh grade and are 13.

 

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Urine Stains on a Sofa?I need to clean urine out of my cloth sofa from my son having an accident during a nap!

 

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Planning a Class Cruise?I'm helping plan a class cruise. It is planned that we will be going in early June and it is at night. We were thinking semi-formal. What should we do on the cruise though?

 

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Looking for 'I Hate Laundry' Wallpaper Border?I am looking for a wallpaper border from the book 'A Teaspoon of Fun' by the Warner Wallpaper Co. with the pattern being I HATE LAUNDRY. If you could help in any way that would great. Thanks

 

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Paint Peeling of Indoor Wood Doors?We primed and painted our indoor wood doors, but the paint is peeling off. What can we do? We are moving and really don't want to buy new doors.

 

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Planning a Prom Dress Re-Sale Event?I am very interested in whatever info you can share on organizing a prom dress re-sale event. With the dresses accumulating here in this house and knowing it is the same in other homes, it would be a wonderful idea!

 

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'Garden Party' Themed Teacher Appreciation Supper?I am having a Garden Party themed teacher appreciation supper in May. Need ideas for table favors.

 

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Puppy Is Losing Hair?I have a Pomchi (15 weeks old). As soon as we got him at 8 weeks old, he started to lose fur on his face and then around his bottom and back legs. The hair on his face has grown back but the hair on his back legs and bottom has not.

 

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Trimming a Yorkiepoo's Hair?I would like to know how to trim a Yorkiepoo's hair at home. He's half Miniature Yorkie and half Miniature Poodle. Please show me pictures of how.

 

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Who Does Comcast's Repair Work?Does Comcast do their own repair work or do they hire subcontractors to repair phone problems and computer problems?

 

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Easy Vegetarian Meals for Two People?I'm looking for vegetarian recipes for one or two people that are easy to prepare and to digest. Soups, salads, and smoothies would be ideal.

 

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Making Outdoor Miniature Castle Ruins?Does anyone have any ideas or plans on how I can make miniature castle ruins out of small stone for my garden? What can I use to make it durable and lasting? (This will be no larger than a foot tall by a foot wide.)

 

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Plastic Soda Bottle Wind Chimes?Does anyone know how wide or long the cut needs to be in plastic soda bottle wind chimes. The cut is in the side of the bottle. Does the lid need to be left on?

 

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Kit Ice Maker Not Working?I bought an ice maker kit from the local Menard's. I hooked it up and it is still not working. The water dispenser inside of the fridge gives out water but I only get 1 or 2 cubes per cycle, if I'm lucky.

 

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Crafts Using Unmarked Paint Cans?Recently I spotted some Gallon and Pint sized unmarked paint cans for sale at a hardware store for a decent price. They are regular cans like you get paint in, only all shiny silver, no labels - with the circular press-on lids and the wire half circle handles. What crafts could be made from them? Any ideas? Thanks!

 

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Burning Crayons?Why does it take colored crayons longer to burn than white crayons?

 

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Looking for Collectible by Tom Rubel Titled 'Bedtime at Granny's'?I'm looking to purchase a collectible by Tom Rubel titled 'Bedtime at Granny's'. It's a combination of the Retired Angel line and the Heavenly Angel line. Please contact me if you know of anyplace I might find one. Thanks!

 

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Decorating Ideas for Brown Shag Carpet?What color walls, and wall decor would look nice with brown shag carpet?

 

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Ways to Ask for Money Instead of Gifts?I am having a going away gathering and I want to ask for money and not gifts. I am looking for a cute way to do so. Please help!

 

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Olive Oil Stain on Bedding?I recently got olive oil on my cotton bedspread. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to get it out!

 

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Dog Treats to Put in Kong Toy?My dog has a Kong toy (www.kongcorporation.com), size large, red which we purchased at the Kroger grocery store. Also sold at PetCo. Suggestions for low cost replacement crackers?

 

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Table Favors for Church 'Mother and Child' Banquet?Does anyone have any ideas for a church's 'Mother and Child' banquet table favors? Mothers can bring sons, too, so the favors need to fit both sexes and all ages. We'd like something that is eye-catching and economical that our committee can make. I'd love to get some ideas from you!

 

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Removing Wood Smell from New Pine Drawers?I've just bought a new set of pine drawers. They obviously smell very strongly of wood, but the drawers are going into our nursery, and I don't want all the baby's clothes to smell too. I've looked at drawer liners, but I think I'll just end up with a wood smell plus the liner scent, and I really want to remove the smell, not cover it.

 

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Drying Figs in the Microwave?Each year I have about 70 kilos of figs from my tree. Fresh ripe figs don't have a long life, maybe a couple of days. I would be grateful if someone could tell me how to dry figs in a microwave.

 

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Planning a Surprise Sweet 16 Party?I need some ideas for a surprise sweet 16 party for my friend. I don't want to spend too much money and I've done some planning already. I really need ideas for food and stuff to do at the party. Thanks!

 

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Longhorn Steak House Style Wild West Shrimp?I'm looking for the recipe used at Longhorn Steak House for their Wild West Shrimp. They are so great!

 

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White Porcelain Top for Vanity?I'm up to my ears trying to remodel a bathroom. I recently bought a sink vanity at a certain big box home improvement store without a top. I didn't like the ones they had, and no one was willing to help me, so I got mad and left. Now I have a topless vanity, and can't find a top to go on it.

 

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Removing Smoke Smell from Apartment?We just had a family member move into an apartment. The person who lived there before was a heavy smoker. Does anyone have ideas on how to get the smell of smoke out of the apartment? The carpets have been shampooed and the landlord painted, but the scent is still there. Any idea would be great. Thank you!

 

Puppy Aggressive with Other Puppy?My family and I got a Pug/Boston Terrier mix(Bug) and then 3 months later when got an English Bulldog. Well our Lucy (the BUG) keeps trying to show the pecking order in the house by humping Brutus' (the Bulldog) head. They will play then it will go into a fight. Lucy is 5 months and Brutus is 8 weeks. Any suggestion?

 

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Jigsaw Puzzle Birthday Party?I am having a 12 year old girl birthday party using jigsaw puzzle pieces/scavenger hunt with teams and see which team can find and put the puzzle together first? Any ideas about this? Has anyone done something like this?

 

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Home Remedy for Mosquitoes?Is there a home remedy for mosquitoes?

 

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Cleaning Body of Leather and Wool Jacket?My jacket has leather sleeves and wool body. I can clean the sleeves. How can I clean the wool body?

 

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Black Light Dance Ideas?I'm having a black light dance for my birthday party but i don't know what to use decoration wise. Please help.

 

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Making Your Own Fragrance?How do you make your own fragrance?

 

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