March 25, 2008

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Recipes

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Orange Poppy Seed Muffins With BlueberriesCombine flour, sugar, baking powder, poppy seeds, dried orange peel, and salt in a bowl. Add milk, oil, egg, and orange juice; stir just until mixed. Gently fold in blueberries.

 

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Sliced Baked PotatoesScrub and rinse potatoes; do not peel. Cut into thin slices, almost but not quite all the way through. I put the handle of a wooden spoon under the potato to stop the knife from cutting through.

 

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Delicious Lemon and Lime PunchI have a punch recipe I would like to share as I know punch recipes will soon be needed. This is quick, easy, and not expensive!

 

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Oven Chicken SaladTwo recipes for Oven Chicken Salad

 

National Waffle Association

March 25th is "International Waffle Day"March 25th is "International Waffle Day" Sift dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix milk, oil and egg yolk. Combine, and fold in beaten egg whites. Cook on waffle iron. Use your choice of topping.

 

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Bourbon-Baked HamPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Trim fat to 1/4-inch thick; then score. In bowl, mix sugar with bourbon; brush 1/3 over ham. Bake 1-1/2 hours, basting twice with remaining sugar mix. Add 1/4 cup water to pan after 1 hour so drippings won't burn.

 

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Sweet Sparkling CarrotsCombine and cook all ingredients, except carrots, until hot and blended. Pour sauce over carrots and serve.

 

Articles

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How To Throw A Shower EBookI have very recently completed an EBook on "How To Throw a Shower." It covers baby, bridal and couples showers. I have placed it on my website.

 

Pail of vegetable trimmings

All About CompostingWhat is Compost? Compost is the end result of the decomposition of organic material, or waste. This occurs naturally in the bush, or a forest, by the accumulation of debris from plant and animal material; and provided there is moisture present, decomposition will occur.

 

KoolAid Jammer Purse

Koolaid Jammer PurseI got this idea from Thrifty Fun. My 11 year-old and I loved making it. Many kids in her school are interested in having one too. Great recycling too!

 

A container of bath salts with a sunflower button and green ribbon.

Silky Scrub Bath SaltsThese homemade scrubbing bath salts are fantastic as a gift to a friend or to yourself! They're easy and cheap to make, they work wonderfully, and are extremely simple to personalize.

 

Some Stores Banning Plastic BagsThis is about reusable shopping bags for males and females both. Many stores are banning plastic sacks - so that might be something to consider in the near future.

 

Cute baby possum.

Baby OpossumA little visitor, he must have fallen off of his mommy's back, I just took the baby boy by the tail, put him in a little box and brought him to the wildlife rehab center.

 

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Shred Only Personal InformationWhen shredding paper you only have to shred the parts with your personal info. Recycle the rest or use the blank side as scrap paper.

 

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Chewing Gum to Stay Awake While DrivingIf you chew gum, you won't fall asleep. Helpful when driving.

 

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Updates on Your Answering MachineWhen my husband underwent open-heart surgery in an out-of-town hospital, many friends and family were anxious to receive updates on his condition. Since I was staying at a hotel near the hospital, there was nobody at home to answer the phone.

 

Reddish orange paper.

Make Your Own Decorative PaperI just had to share my technique for making my own decorative paper. All you need is copy paper (white or colour), pencil crayons or markers, and craft glue (glitter, white, 3D paint, etc.).

 

Lucy (Beagle)

Lucy (Beagle)Lucy is a 4 month old Beagle. We got her a couple months ago, I had to travel almost 2 hours one way after a storm.

 

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Bath Toy StorageWe keep a plastic bucket next to the bathtub for all the bath toys. This makes for easy clean-up and frees the tub area for adult showers and bubble baths - no nets of toys hanging above you or covered metal across the tub racks to fight with. It works and it's frugal.

 

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Book Lights for Kids During Power OutagesBefore you have a power outage or a tornado warning, buy several disposable LED book lights at the Dollar Store. They are great for kids because they easily clip on to a book or to your coat or shirt.

 

Questions

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Should I Get A Mohawk?I have been wanting a Mohawk for a while now but I don't know if I should. I don't care what other people think, but I'm very self critical. Any advice?

 

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Dessert Sauce Made From Instant Pudding?I know there has to be a recipe out there somewhere for making a simple dessert sauce from instant pudding. I really don't want to waste all the milk and pudding mixes experimenting. Does anyone know the secret recipe?

 

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