March 24, 2008

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Recipes

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Fruit Cocktail CookiesThis recipe is something my mom made for us when we were growing up. It is a different kind of cookie, you add fruit cocktail to it. I hope you will like it because we loved it and my kids love it. It has a really good taste to it.

 

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Famous Ham LoafSoak crumbs in milk for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients to crumbs. Mix well and pat well into shallow baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/4 hours.

 

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Frozen Pineapple and Cheese SaladTake 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, 1 cup crushed pineapple (not too much juice). . .

 

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Tender 'n' Tangy Ribs (Crockpot)I've never been in favor of doing ribs in a crockpot, but after trying this recipe several years ago, this is now the only way I'll cook the country boneless pork spareribs.

 

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Hungarian GoulashA tasty recipe for making Hungarian Goulash.

 

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Layered Southwestern Pasta SaladPrepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain again. Toss with oil and sprinkle with cumin.

 

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Lord Charleys Corn ChowderI once had corn chowder in a restaurant called Lord Charleys that was absolutely delicious. After many attempts to duplicate the recipe, I've come as close as possible without knowing the exact ingredients used and find it delicious. I hope you too will enjoy it.

 

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Honey-Crunch Nut BarsGrease 9 inch square pan. Put margarine, honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon into 3 qt. pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Add noodles and gently stir (fold) until coated.

 

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Crab Dip (To Die For)Blend cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, milk, and Tabasco sauce until smooth and creamy. Fold in green onions, crab meat, and salt and pepper (or optional seasoning).

 

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Easy Chocolate Cherry CakeCombine dry cake mix, eggs, and cherry pie filling in a bowl. Mix well by hand. Spread mixture into a greased and floured 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done.

 

Articles

two beautifully painted gourd angels

Gourd AngelsPick your gourds, wash in dish soap and bleach, let dry, about an hour. Pick which colors of acrylic paint you want to use on the dress, and skin tone for the face and you are ready to paint. When you are finished painting, set aside and let dry, I always let them dry overnight just to be sure.

 

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Removing Coffee Stains from the Rim of Coffee CupsCoffee stains on the inside of the rim of your coffee cups? Turn them upside down in 1/2 inch of half and half white vinegar and water for at least 30 minutes and then wash as usual.

 

Embroidery Hoop Wall Hanging

Embroidery Hoop Wall HangingMy mom's vintage circle skirt paired up with two of my old fringed Ts that were destined for the ragbag. This was a fun project! Not long ago, there was another similar ThriftyFun post with the cloth in the embroidery hoop for adding a little life to a bare wall.

 

Using Akee (Ackee)A tropical fruit, shaped like a pear, that is served throughout the Caribbean. The fruit has a bright red flesh that surrounds white creamy inner meat containing 3 large black seeds. Akee is the national fruit of Jamaica and is traditionally served with salt fish in countries like Jamaica. It was introduced to Jamaica in the 18th century from Africa. This fruit is also known as achee and ackee.

 

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Fog Nesting in El Moro CanyonMy 16 year old son took this photo during a recent hike in El Moro Canyon.

 

Hannah (Samoyed/Golden Retriever) and Kona (Golden Retriever)Hannah is 5 and is a Samoyed/Golden Retriever, Kona is 2 and is a Golden Retriever. Both beauties are rescued from animal shelters, using Petfinder.com. We adopted Hannah when she was 6 months old, and we adopted Kona when she was 1 1/2 years old.

 

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Product Review - Aptera Electric CarI am thinking of sending my five hundred dollar reservation fee and waiting for my turn to own one of these marvelous little electric wonders.

 

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Washable Place Mats for Dog DishesI keep a poly/cotton washable place mat under my dogs bowl to keep the floor clean where she eats and drinks.

 

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Celebrate Easter All Year Long (Joke)Several years ago, our pastor commented on the notable amount of parishioners celebrating Easter at our church that Sunday.

 

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Fixing Leftovers Instead Of Throwing Them OutRecently, while running short on time, I prepared a boxed packaged meal for our dinner. None of us liked the flavoring of the sauce, but ate it anyway. We had quite a bit of the dish leftover for another meal.

 

Display board.

Easy Display BoardThe finished result is kind of like an easel. The one in the picture is a mini version, made with a gift box, but you can make any size just by using a larger box and larger clothespins.

 

Questions

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Dish Soap Stain on Wool?How to remove color stain of the yellow detergent from my wool scarf? I dropped some "Trix" Lemon Dish washing liquid to remove many small oil stains on my wool scarf, then found the detergent left big yellow marks on my light pink wool scarf.

 

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What is a Duvet Cover?What exactly is a duvet cover?

 

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Is There A Miniature Jack Russell?Is there such a breed of dog as a Miniature Jack Russell? If not, what is the breed that looks almost identical?

 

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Paying Back Insurance Benefits When Getting SSDI?I have a problem! I had a heart attack and back injuries in 2001. I was not able to return to work. I was told my a number of doctors. It took till 2006 for me to get SSDI benefits. Before I had SSDI Benefits I had a long term Insurance that I had though work.

 

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Establishing Credit With A Credit Card?Can anyone help me find a good credit card to get? I make $202/month and need to build my credit so that I can start getting things that I need.

 

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What Ingredients are in Hair Products?If your need an ingredient to make your own hair product. How do you find out what it contains?

 

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Cleaning Walls in a Mobile Home?I live in a mobile home, and the glue that they used in the panels is showing through. To make matters worse, yes, we are smokers. How can I clean these stains off?

 

Rag Quilt

Rag Quilt Hand Bag Pattern?I am searching for a handbag pattern using the rag quilt method as in this picture. Can anyone help me out? Thanks

 

Dog Stinks After Being Washed?After washing her, within two days she stinks. It's just bad dog smell. She's been licking at her front toe nails until they bleed. The vet gave me spray but it's not helping. I don't know if this part of the cause of the smell. She doesn't lick her nails all the time just some time. Any ideas?

 

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Friend Needs Disposable Bags After Colon Surgery?I have a friend that recently had colon surgery and she is in need of disposable bags, she does not have insurance and she needs the help. Anybody know of any help out there for her?

 

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Where Can I Find Live Kefir?Does anyone know where I can find live Kefir? Or can I make some with plain store bought Kefir? Any recipes would be appreciated.

 

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What Can I Do With Fermented Apple Cider?I bought some fresh apple cider for a special occasion that didn't happen. Now I have 12 gallons of fermented apple cider. What to do with it?

 

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Acrylic Paint on a Ski Jacket?How do I get acrylic paint off of a ski jacket?

 

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