March 27, 2008

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Recipes

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Chunky Chicken SaladPlace the washed chicken breasts in a flat baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 250 degrees F for 1 hour or until tender. Cool and remove bone and skin.

 

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German Raisin PieMix all together and bake in un-baked pie shell at 325 degrees F. for 1 hour.

 

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Mexican Wedding CakesMix all together and chill. Make small balls, size of peanut. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees F or until just begin to brown.

 

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Mexican Corn BreadBrown meat and onion; drain. Mix all other ingredients together except cheese. Grease 7x11 inch casserole dish with nonstick spray. Pour 1/2 of corn meal mixture into casserole. Add layer of beef and onion; sprinkle with cheese.

 

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Olive BallsHeat oven to 400 degree F. Mix cheese, margarine and Worcestershire well, then add to Bisquick and mix until dough forms. Dry olives on a paper towel.

 

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April's Chicken SoupRemove skin from chicken and boil. (By removing the skin, you are saving yourself a step of removing the oil later.) When chicken is fully cooked, remove from heat and save the liquid. Let chicken cool and remove from the bone and cut into small pieces.

 

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Substitute for Laptop CoolerWhy go out and pay a big price for a laptop cooler? Try this tip and have one for next to nothing.

 

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Cure for a Flat Dog or Cat BedDo you have a dog or cat bed that's flattened out. Here's what I did to put a little life back in it. I bought some polyfill from the store and restuffed the bed. Most of the newer beds have zippers so you can do this.

 

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Benefits of Thin TowelsBuy thin towels so more will fit in your washing machine: Buy the THIN, cheaper towels for your family, NOT the big fluffy ones. This way, you can fit twice as many in your washer and dryer and you'll save all kinds of money by doing less wash loads!

 

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Ultimate Earring Organizer!Years ago, I bought a lovely crocheted tank top from a local thrift store (possibly on half-price day!); I hung it on a pretty wooden hanger, in my bathroom, and used it for holding all my earrings.

 

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To Quit Smoking, Keep QuittingMarch 27, 2008 marks my 16th anniversary of kicking a nasty 20-year, 2-plus pack a day nicotine habit. If you REALLY want to quit smoking, here is the key tip that helped me to do it: "KEEP QUITTING"

 

Spring BulbsTaken at the Smith College Bulb Show.

 

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Growing Tomatoes, Flowers And Veggies In Potting Soil BagsIf you live in an apartment with only a small balcony, have super-rocky soil, or are just down-right lazy like me, you can grow tomatoes, flowers and other plants in the same bag the potting soil comes in!

 

Fancy molded jelled dessert

Using Agar-agar (Kanten)Agar-Agar is a flavorless gelling agent, made from seaweed, and a great substitute for gelatin. It can be used to make all sorts of interesting meals, savory and sweet. It contains no calories and is high in dietary fiber.

 

Iron on decorations on messanger bag.

Decorated Messenger BagThis cool messenger bag was made with unbleached cotton canvas. Some iron on transfers from Fabricland were applied for decoration. My girl loves it.

 

Snowman made with a 2x4.

Wooden Country SnowmanYou can create a cute country snowman by using a 2x4.

 

bloodhound portrait

Clarence (Bloodhound)Clarence is 1 1/2 years old and is a Bloodhound. I got him from the shelter 2 months ago. He likes rawhides and walks. He's a silly, drooly sweetheart that I'm so happy to have!

 

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Use Egg Whites Instead of Egg SubstituteIn most recipes calling for egg substitute, you can use 2 egg whites in place of 1 egg substitute. Just break the eggs open and toss the yolks away. I know that sounds wasteful, but consider the price of egg substitute. The package of egg substitute usually has the equivalent of four eggs in it.

 

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Check the Ingredients in Your Lip BalmI have always been a frequent user of lip balm. In fact I used it day in and day out. I was concerned that it was becoming a bad habit not to mention the amount of money I was spending on all different types of lip balms. I had a used lip balm in every purse and drawer in the house.

 

care for orchids

How Do I Care for an Orchid?Does anyone know how to care for orchids? I got one as a gift a couple of days ago. It's beautiful, dark pink flowers, and it almost reaches my waist. I just don't know how to care for it.

 

Planting a Memorial Garden

Planting a Memorial GardenLosing a loved one is never easy. For those of us left behind, creating a living tribute in the form of a memorial garden offers us a place to grieve, reflect, and pay homage to our loved one's memory.

 

Questions

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Taking A Down Comforter Out Of Storage?Is a down comforter OK after five years of storage in a plastic tub or should I get rid of it?

 

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Feeding A 3 Week Old Puppy?I have a 3 week old blue Pit Bull puppy that is away from mother. What should I feed him and for how long?

 

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Using Flannel As A Winter Drape Lining?Has anyone ever made flannel drape liners? I want to make mine out of white flannel. It sells for 1.99 a yard here. How well does it insulate from the cold? I put plastic on the windows every year, but they are still cold. I thought if I made a flannel liner with the insulated drapes this would help with the cold one feels from the windows.

 

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Getting Rid Of Iris Flowers?How do I get rid of Iris flowers? I have dug them up and ripped them out and they keep coming back. I am new at this gardening stuff and need help.

 

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Caring For Dog's Ear Odor?How do I care for my dog's ear odor?

 

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Instructions to Make a Lighted Wine Bottle?A while back I saw posted instruction on how to make a light using a wine bottle. You put the lights inside the bottle and added grapes to the out side of the bottle. Could you please send me the picture and instructions on how you done this?

 

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Storing Used Coffee Grounds Until Spring?I have been saving used coffee grounds for the garden. However, we live in the Midwest, so I need to store them until Spring. How do I store them so they don't get moldy?

 

Close up of yellow orchids

Caring for Orchids in the Winter?When do orchids stop blooming and how do you care for them in the winter?

 

Orange Trees Not Producing Pollen?My potted orange trees bloom, but do not produce pollen dust to pollinate.

 

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How To Remove Wax From A Berghaus Jacket?The Berghaus jacket is black. It's material : shell is nylon shell 100% with a polyurethane coating. Please help as it cost a lot of money.

 

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Understanding CT Scan Results?Does anyone know what it means when a CT scan says, "moderate to severe brain volume loss"? Is this the same as Alzheimer's? This was my mother's result (the doctor wanted to make sure she didn't have a stroke -- she didn't) and I'm scared to death.

 

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Broccoli, Cauliflower and Cabbage Not Forming Heads?My broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage have many large leaves and look very healthy. However they haven't started to form any heads. Have just large plants.

 

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Draping Fabric For A Wedding Reception?We are planning a wedding reception in a large rectangular room. We want to drape the room to create a more elegant feel. We need to drape six 15' sections in addition to the two ends of the room. How can we do this?

 

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Removing Scuff Marks From A Basketball?How do you remove scuff marks off a basketball?

 

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Butter Stains On Leather Purse?I have spilled butter on my new red leather purse. Now it has dark spots. How can I remove them?

 

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Removing Double-Sided Tape From Ceramic Tile?How do I remove double-sided tape from ceramic tile?

 

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Keep Losing Excel Shortcuts From Toolbar?I have added all sort of shortcuts to my toolbars in Excel. Why can I not get shortcuts to stay in Word? Every time I open Word my shortcuts are gone from the toolbars. Is there a setting I need to change somewhere?

 

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