April 7, 2008

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Pineapple Loaf CakeIn a small mixing bowl, beat the egg, sugar and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg; add to egg mixture alternately with pineapple. Beat just until combined.

 

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Savory Turkey StuffingBread should be stale but not hard and may be biscuit, corn bread, white, whole wheat, rye, raisin, or any combination. Melt fat in large frying pan. Add onion, celery, and green pepper; cook until vegetables are tender, stirring constantly.

 

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Sugarless Applesauce CakeCombine raisins, dried fruit, and water in saucepan. Cook, uncovered, until water evaporates. Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Combine next 5 ingredients.

 

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Stuffed Beef RollupsThis recipe is really good. With meat prices going up and with families pinching pennies, this is expensive and really quite easy!

 

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Lighthearted Fettuccine AlfredoBring a large pan of water to boil. Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, process cottage cheese until very smooth. Add Parmesan, milk, egg, substitute, garlic, nutmeg, pepper, and salt.

 

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Quick Pickled BeetsDissolve sugar in vinegar. Add salt and beet juice. Add beets. Store in refrigerator.

 

Plate of tabouli.

Never-Fail TabouliThis Middle Eastern side dish looks elegant, but is very simple to prepare. Use the smaller amount of oil for a lowfat, but still flavorful, version. Good with lamb chops or barbecued chicken.

 

Articles

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Gas TipsHere are some great tips on saving money on gasoline. I received this morning and thought I would pass these tips along. Gas is over $3.00 a gallon here. Some of these tips are new to me.

 

Reuse Plate Holder for TowelsI wanted something different in my bathroom to hang my decorator towels on and I had an unused plate holder in the closet. It's very decorative in itself up with the towels draped over it in the bathroom, it's a new look. I didn't use it for plates anymore so it's getting a second use!

 

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Good Backgrounds Make Good PhotosWhen you take a photo, don't just make sure the person is smiling and looks good. Make sure you have a nice background. A simple background works best, be it a plain white wall or a dark green couch, or even your full length curtains.

 

Weeping cherry tree in bloom.

Weeping Cherry In BloomMy weeping cherry is finally flowering. It started budding a month ago and I have been waiting and waiting. All the regular flowering cherry and Japanese cherry trees in the neighborhood are already in full bloom. It doesn't really feel like full spring until I get my showers of pink blossoms.

 

spice blend

Using BaharatBaharat is a spice blend is used in many Middle Eastern cuisines. Depending on the country in which this spice mix is prepared there may be variations of the spices included.

 

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Septic Tank Care and FeedingSpring is the time of year when those of us who use septic tanks are more aware of them. As Erma Bombeck once said, "The grass is always greener over the septic tank."

 

Closeup.

Mogwie (Chi/Pom Mix)Mogwie, Moggie, Moggers, Moggie the doggie; all of these names are hers, just depends on what she's doing! We've had her 2 years. She is a Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix. I rescued from a nice family who couldn't take care of her and their 5 kids.

 

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Freeze Cabbage Before CookingI have found a way to reduce the amount of cabbage smell that emanates in a kitchen when it's cooking!

 

Raggedy Andy pencil holder.

Raggedy Andy Pencil HolderSpray the can with the flesh color paint. Let dry. Add features to face with Sharpies, using picture as a guide. Start eyes about 1-1/2 inches from top of can and leave room for the bow tie at the base.

 

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Recycling Old Stained ClothingDon't throw away those old clothes with stains! Donate them to a charity. They sell them off as rags by the pound and it all gets recycled eventually!

 

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Alternative to Commercial TV ViewingWhen my kids were little, I didn't want them to watch much television. But, their friends got to watch TV, and they wanted to watch, too.

 

Questions

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Finding Playground Equipment?I am looking for swings, slides, or other play equipment. How do I find it?

 

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Help With Muscle Spasms?Cciatic Pain and whiplash after motor vehicle accident have caused me severe muscle spasms to neck upper and lower back. Also, a piriformis problem causing butt and leg spasms for 1 1/2 years after auto accident. I still cannot sit for more than a few minutes at a time and no more than 45 to 60 minutes spread throughout day.

 

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Removing Window Cling Stains from Oak Table?Anyone know how to remove green & purple gel window cling stains from oak wood table?

 

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Sunscreen on Perspex?How do you remove sunscreen from perspex?

 

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Neck Pillow Filler Ideas?I have a friend that microwaved my neck pillow too long (3 minutes). The pillow was filled with rice. The rice burned and oozed out of the fabric enclosure. Does anyone know of a filler that will take a lot of heat and retain that heat. Any information certainly will be appreciated.

 

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How Do you Calculate Nutritional Information?Does anyone know if there is a website that I can enter in food ingredients and it will calculate the nutritional value?

 

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Making Barbie Dress Using Spool Loom?Does anyone know how to make a Barbie dress with the spool loom? Would be very grateful for any help. Thank You

 

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Burned Food On Emerilware Skillet?I burned sloppy joes to my Emerilware skillet. It is an expensive nonstick skillet. I can't get the burned mixture off. Does anyone have an solution? Help, I don't want to lose my skillet!

 

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Trumpet Noise Coming from My Toilet?When I flush my toilet it makes a loud trumpet sound that last about 30 seconds. How do I get rid of this noise? And what could it be?

 

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Baby Shower for Mother with Nightmare Before Christmas Themed Nursery?I am assisting in the planning of a baby shower soon. The mother is an awesome person, in her early twenty's, however she is a little different. The nursery theme is going to be "Nightmare Before Christmas". I need some ideas to help her express her individuality!

 

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Bible Based Preschool Mom's Message Board?Does anyone know of a message board/site that is for preschool moms, that is Biblical based? Thanks.

 

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Can Bleach Harm Dogs?If I bleach my yard for Parvo do I need to keep the other dogs out of the yard? Can bleaching the yard harm my other dogs?

 

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Preventing Dry Chicken?I cook and freeze chicken and poultry to use for meals later. I'm finding that the meat is very dry. Any suggestions on how to prevent this from occurring?

 

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Using Aloe On Rosacea?Does Aloe work for Rosacea? Any other suggestions?

 

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How To Get A Dog To Like You?Can anyone out there tell me, if there's a way to make a dog like you? Every dog my husband and I have had, the dogs all like him the best to the point of jealously and growling at me if I get too near to my husband.

 

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Help With 4 Year Old Male Cat That is "Leaking" Often?I have a 4 y.o. male cat (neutered) who seems to be "leaking" all the time. I've felt along his belly and can't tell if his bladder is "over full" or anything like that. I lost my job a couple of weeks ago, and don't start training until the 14th on the new job (so can't afford a vet). When I pick him up, he doesn't meow like he's in pain or anything.

 

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Magnetic Car Sticker Won't Come Off?I live in hot Florida. I had a big magnetic sticker on my truck which is now embedded and I can't peel it off. Any ideas on getting it off without ruining the paint?

 

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My Dog Is Afraid of Everything?I have a 1 1/2 year old Basenji. She is scared of everything! She gets scared of the wind blowing, sounds, people, leaves, lint, inanimate objects, etc. She doesn't urinate everywhere, but if it is bad enough, she will have leakage from her anal glands.

 

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Imperial, Pattern #WH2141?I am looking for a discontinued wallpaper by Imperial, pattern # WH2141. It's a beige background with fruit/floral pattern and a purple stripe running through it.

 

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Pattern For Sofa Organizer?I am looking for a sofa organizer I can make myself. I made a bed organizer just with material and sewed in pockets. I have somehow lost that. But I have my chair I sit in and would love a place to keep the current needle work, glasses, remote, and the phone all in one place. Any ideas?

 

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Apple Core in a Toilet?How do you get an apple core from your toilet?

 

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Cleaning Oil Off Concrete?How do you clean oil from concrete?

 

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Removing Water Marks From Plasterboard Ceiling?How can I repair water damage on a plasterboard ceiling and wall? This is just stain marks.

 

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Crafts With Flower Loom?Does anyone know of any other crafts you can make with the flower loom besides flowers. Thank You

 

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Preserving Doggie Biscuits?What form of vitamin E and vitamin C do I use to preserve doggie biscuits?

 

What is this wallpaper?Does anyone recognize this discontinued wallpaper? (See photo) It was bought at Home Depot about 10 years ago, but the store doesn't carry wallpaper anymore.

 

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Cleaning Jewelry Worn By Smoker?How do you clean jewelry worn by a smoker? I have some necklaces and earrings which need cleaning. Also pearls which are slightly brown and smell of smoke.

 

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Saving Magazine Articles?I find so many articles with great ideas in magazines. I clip out the articles and just have them in piles on my desk with no organization. Any ideas as to how I can organize these to where I can refer back to them when needed?

 

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Getting Rid Of Rotten Meat?I read the feedbacks about getting rid of spoiled food smells in the freezer, but what's the best way to handle the rotten meat?

 

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$200 Biweekly Budget For Family Of 5?How can I feed and clean a family of 5 for $200 biweekly?

 

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Removing Super Glue From Laminate Floor?How do I remove Super Glue on laminate wood flooring without damaging it?

 

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Commode Not Refilling With Water?After I flush the toilet, the commode does not fill up with water. When I turn off the water and then turn it on again, it starts to fill. Is it the water pressure or clogged pipes?

 

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Recommendations For Solar Lights?I am looking to buy some solar lights for outdoors. There are several to choose from. Who can recommend a good bright one or tell me what to avoid?

 

Siberian Husky Puppy Playing Rough?We recently bought a Siberian Husky. He is 2 months old and is a very sweet and good puppy. There is one problem we are having with him though. I have a 17 month old son and every time Max(the puppy) is in the house he wants to get in his face and tends to get a little too rough with him. Does anyone have any advice on how to keep him from this?

 

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Tile Cleaners?I am looking for a good tile cleaner in shower.

 

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