March 13, 2008

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Link: Chocolate Carrot Cake RecipeHere is a link to a recipe for Chocolate Carrot Cake

 

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Lemon-Oregano ChickenThis is a simple and easy recipe I developed years ago. It's been a time saver when coming home from work and wondering what to do with the thawed chicken that would be tasty. I no longer work, but enjoy this chicken and hope that you will too.

 

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Sausage Biscuit QuicheHeat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large skillet, brown sausage, onion and green pepper; drain well. Combine eggs, cheese and sausage mixture. Separate biscuit dough into 10 biscuits.

 

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Mother's Brown BreadCook raisins in water 8-10 minutes. Add shortening and cool. Sift dry ingredients together. To liquid, add molasses, and egg. Mix all ingredients together.

 

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Chipped Beef BallChop chipped beef into small pieces. Chop olives in small pieces. Mix all ingredients together. Shape into a ball. Serve with your favorite crackers.

 

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Stewed Tomato SaladHeat tomatoes to boiling. Pour over gelatin; stir till well dissolved. Add seasonings. Cool and add vegetables. Pour into mold or pan.

 

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Easy Cherry Topped PieWell I was looking through my recipes to see what I could find to make, as I was in the mood for something sweet. I found some recipes that my kids used to like. They are favorites of my grandchildren and they have learned to make them also. So here goes.

 

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Apricot Streusel Coffee CakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Take out 2 Tbsp. cake mix for topping. Blend remaining cake mix, water, oil, and eggs in a large mixer bowl and beat 2 minutes on medium speed.

 

Articles

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Save Room In Your Trash Bin By RecyclingI use one trash bag per week since I started recycling. I have cheap dollar store barrels to collect flattened boxes and cardboard, plastic bottles, glass, etc. I put it all into one barrel in my laundry room all week, then separate it on trash day.

 

Bleach Bottle Leprachaun

Sean The Lucky LeprachaunThis is a fun and challenging project. But I think you will agree that the results are well worth it. Sean the Leprechaun is made to sit on a table or to hang on your door or wall. He is my adaptation of the Santa Heads that were so popular a couple of years back.

 

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Use a Hot Water Bottle to Comfort Young PuppyMy daughter's boyfriend just adopted a 7-week old puppy from the pound. To keep it quiet at night, my daughter told him to fill an empty soft drink bottle with hot water, wrap it in a towel, and put it in it's bed. No more whimpering puppy!

 

Just Playing AroundThese are my kids. Yes they are in a deer blind but they thought it was so cool to play in it. plus they had to show off their new toys. but I think it was funny that they were in the deer blind. My youngest boy said this is the new meaning of hunting. "Just playing around is better" he said

 

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Use Microfiber Cloth For WindowsTo clean glass mirrors and windows, I use a microfiber cloth. Wet the cloth well and wring out as much water as you can. Spray the window with Glass Plus, that is what I use, then quickly wipe the mirror dry.

 

Starting Seeds In FebruaryOn February 1st, we planted tomatoes, peppers, basil, and peppermint. We are going to experiment with our Wall O Waters this year, so are preparing our plants well ahead of the normal Mother's Day planting date in our area.

 

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Make Ham Gravy From DrippingsEaster is coming. Try this. Bake your ham, however you like. The drippings in the bottom of the pan, make great gravy, like you would make any gravy. Add a little flour, water and stir, add to drippings. Wait until you try this. My mother made this for years.

 

Origami Garbage Bin

Origami Garbage BinAnother neat way to recycle newspapers is to fold an origami garbage bin! I have only managed to make one so far. Because I don't subscribe to the local newspaper, I made mine from an advertising poster.

 

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Tips For Frugal Home DecorTexture Paint: Prior painting, add candle shavings to your paint to get a texture affect.

 

artichokes

Using ArtichokesArtichokes are in the thistle group, native to the Mediterranean. First brought to the Americas in 1600 but not popular until the 1920's. Often known as globe artichokes, not to be confused with Jerusalem artichokes. Artichokes are high in Vitamin B, C and don't contain fat.

 

Sea of Crocus

Sea of CrocusI drove by this house in my neighborhood this week and I just had to stop and take a picture. It looked like a sea of purple crocus. I guess Spring is finally here!

 

A knitted item with a ball of yarn being unraveled from it.

Recycle Yarn From Old SweatersIf you have an old bulky knit sweater that you no longer wear, you have a good supply of yarn. This requires patience, so save it for a time when you're sitting quietly. I do it when I get insomnia. It is very soothing, because at 3:00 in the morning, there's no pressure to do other things.

 

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Find Out If Clothes Fit Without A Dressing RoomI learned this very useful trick from a friend back in the 1980's and I still use it: Our necks are about half the size of our waists, so we can use our necks to measure if something will fit our waists.

 

Noel (Shih Tzu)Noel is 3 months old and a Shih Tzu. She was a Christmas gift from my hubby and parents. My Mom picked her out and they surprised me with her 2 days before Christmas. But our 3 year old daughter thinks it's her puppy! ;)

 

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Keeping Bugs Out of My FaceThe weather is going to get warmer and we'll be spending time up north which means you can't be outside without gnats and mosquitoes bothering and getting in your face. Any suggestions to keep them away from my face would be appreciated. Bug spray doesn't work.

 

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Making Ribbons Sticks for Chinese Ribbon DancingDoes anyone know how to make the silk ribbons on the sticks for Chinese Ribbon Dancing?

 

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Will Play Fighting Make Puppy More Aggressive?I have 1 Pomchi 15 weeks old, male, and 1 chihuahua, 11 weeks old, female. The boy is very active and when we got the girl, 2 weeks ago, she was very cuddly. I am sure this was because she was new to the house. I am worried now because she "play" fights with the Pomchi all the time and really doesn't want to be cuddled. Will all this fighting make her more aggressive and not want as much contact with humans?

 

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Building Inexpensive Table and ShelvingI am a clothing designer living in a TINY studio apartment looking for a cheap table (preferably a high one that is big enough to work on), and shelving that I'm assuming would fit under the table. I'm okay at building things, but maybe you know a cheap way to make shelving and a table? Please give me advice!

 

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Deep in Debt and No Way to PayI'm disabled and my husband is retired. We have very low income. Our credit card debt is about 100,000.00. We stopped paying creditors. So far they call all day and ask for money.

 

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Garter Snake Producing Strong OdorMy neighbors have owned a Garter snake for years now. Every time she opens her front door to her apartment, a smell comes out that almost smells like a strong, druggish smell. Is this normal for a Garter snake? When I walk by the tank that the snake is kept, it definitely is the culprit for the smell.

 

Raspberries AdviceI desperately want to grow raspberries but last year when I bought several stocks, they QUICKLY died. I think it might be due to lack of water or some heat issues during the summer... but I'm not positive. I have been told that berries in my area is REALLY hard to pull off.

 

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Do Old Kenmore Dryers Have a Circuit Breaker?My late 80's Kenmore Dryer worked one day, then just stopped the next. It won't turn, it won't heat, nothing happens! It's as if it came unplugged suddenly, but it didn't. Is there a circuit breaker in there somewhere like blow-dryers have in case they get too hot?

 

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Recipe for Chocolate Groom's CakeI need a really good chocolate cake recipe, for a grooms cake. Also, any ideas on decorating one too. Thank you!

 

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Artificial FertilizersI am looking for some examples of artificial fertilizers. There are hundred-far too many to list. Here is the basic difference between synthetic and organic fertilizers. Keep in mind that both types contain chemicals (whether naturally derived or not).

 

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Non-Soy Substitute for Soy MilkIs there such a thing as a non-soy substitute for soy milk?

 

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Selling Trees I Want to Remove from My YardWe have 5 big oak tree in our back yard and we want to get rid off them. Wondering if there are any company will buy them? I live in New Jersey. Can someone please give me some information? Thanks a lot!

 

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3 Year Old With Sleeping ProblemsWe are moving in two weeks and my son is three and half. He has a very difficult time sleeping, getting out of bed, wanting to sleep with us. Any suggestions to make the transition easier? He adapts very easily to new situations but night time is tough for him. Thanks

 

Watering Bamboo SticksDo bamboo sticks need to be watered? The "lucky" bamboo plants you find in discount stores and garden centers (and this includes those sold without leaves and labeled sticks) do need to be watered.

 

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