April 9, 2008

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Four Bean CasseroleCombine all ingredients in an ungreased 2 qt. casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until heated through and bubbly.

 

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Banana Cream Cheese Pie (No Bake)Slice three ripe bananas into a 9 inch prepared crumb crust. Beat 2 egg yolks, cup sugar, cream cheese, and rum extract until smooth. Spoon mixture over bananas.

 

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German Potato PattiesWe like these served with ham and eggs for breakfast, but goes well as a side dish with chicken also. In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat 3/4 tsp. oil over medium heat.

 

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Vegetarian Lentil Burgers or "Meatloaf"It's getting harder and harder to make ends meet these days, so I though I'd let you guys in on one of my favorite vegetarian treats, an inexpensive but super-tasty lentil burger.

 

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Homemade Pizza DoughMix yeast in warm water and add all remaining ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon. When flour is mixed in, lightly knead the dough. Set aside to rest about 5 to 10 minutes in a greased bowl or on a greased baking sheet.

 

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Mom's Apple SaladMix all together and it is so good. My friends and family always want it. Put lemon juice on apples at the start to keep them from turning brown. Enjoy!

 

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Whole Wheat Sugar CookiesCombine first 3 ingredients; set aside. Cream margarine in a medium bowl; slowly add sugar, beating until fluffy. Add egg, beating. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture, stirring until blended.

 

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Dull ScissorsNeed to sharpen your scissors? Take a 12 inch-14 inch strip of Heavy-duty Aluminum foil and fold to 8 layers. Now, just cut as many thin strips of foil as you can manage (25 is preferred). Your scissors are now sharp! If using standard weight aluminum foil, just fold to 16 layers and proceed.

 

Renuzit Fresheners Craft

Renuzit FreshenersOne dollar and a few scraps will get you a cute gift. This is a very easy craft. Make the face on the base. Cut the top off the straw hat, decorate and slide on the Renuzit bottle. Glue silk flowers to the top.

 

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Link: Using AOL Computer Check UpJust to keep my computer maintained I downloaded AOL Computer Check Up. It's free from AOL and it takes about 2 minutes when I'm turning off the computer to clean the hard drive, cache, and all temporary internet files and cookies.

 

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Link: TheWallpaperPirate.comI am a Pharmacist by profession , BUT a Decorator at heart so 'day job' aside, I started Touch of Re-Touch (using remnants, discards or anything one might think to dispose of due to unsightliness and customize creations!)

 

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Removing Smells from JarsThis is an old 1940's trick passed down to me by my mum and her mum before her.

 

Frugal Food Tips While On VacationOur family has been fortunate to be able to travel to some pretty exciting places over the years. My travel philosophy has always been that the budget should be spent on the sights and sounds that could not otherwise be experienced at home and not so much on the food portion of the budget.

 

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Salvaging Beads From Thrift Store FindsI recently purchased a tank top sweater with beaded fringe around the bottom edge at a local thrift store for $3.75. When I got home and carefully inspected it, I noticed that two strands of the beads were missing.

 

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Remove Pine Sap with WD40This is a handy tip I learned while cleaning up pine limbs after a recent ice storm. If you get pine sap on your skin you can spray a little WD40 on it and rub it gently.

 

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Cherry Apple PieOne day I decided to make a cherry pie, and with the crust ready, I poured the can of cherry pie mix in. It was a deep dish pie crust and the can of pie filling only filled the crust half full.

 

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Using Credit Cards OnlineWhen using a credit card online, stick to using only one card and use only for that purpose. You can get one that has a low limit, like 300 dollars. That way if someone gets a hold of it, you do not have a big limit on the card.

 

Princess (Tabby/White Cat)Princess is 9 years old. She was rescued from being hit by a car by my teenage son and a friend. She was about a couple of weeks old. My son brought her home and I fell in love with her at once. I held her wrapped in a towel for a few hours that day.

 

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Links: Print Your Own Graph PaperWhy run to the store, just print out what you'll need! For artwork or home decor, room tiles or designing bead loom work. Here's several sites where you can print your own grid paper. Each is different; one is a PDF file, pick the one you like best.

 

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Riddle: Object Has Keys That Open No LocksCan anyone help me solve this riddle? What object has keys that open no locks, space but no room, and you can enter but not go in? Thanks for your help.

 

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Pattern For Small Knitted GoldfishDoes anyone have a pattern for a small knitted goldfish. It needs to be about 2" long. I need it for a project l have in mind.

 

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Fixing Squeaky Flip-FlopsI bought a pair of rubber (plastic?) flip-flops from Target that I just love, but they squeak worse than any shoes I have ever owned.

 

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Homemade Dog Biscuits That Clean TeethI want a recipe for dog biscuits that clean the teeth and refresh the dogs breath.

 

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Jazzing Up A Tobacco BasketI have an old tobacco basket hanging on an out building and I would like to add some life to it. Any ideas on how to jazz it up? I would love to see some pics. Thanks.

 

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Online CNA CourseI'd like to take an online CNA (certified nurses assistant) course, does anyone know where I might find one? Thanks!

 

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Removing Red Dye From Plastic Bag On Polyurethane CoatThe red dye from the store name on a plastic bag rubbed off on a polyurethane coat.

 

Reupholstering Club Chairs

Reupholstering Club ChairsI have 2 club chairs (similar in style to pic posted, but the cushions are thicker and not removable) that I found for free. I desperately need to reupholster them because there have tears in the existing fabric, which is an awful design and color.

 

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Recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip CookiesI remember my mother baking her special Banana Chocolate Chip cookies. Before baking she would roll the circles of dough into crushed corn flakes, sugar and cinnamon.

 

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Easy Inexpensive Way To Clean Vintage Lamp ShadeI found a great vintage lamp with a very large shade at a thrift store recently. The shade is wavy, and is very yellow due to age, smoke etc.

 

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Felt Pen Stain On Satin DressI just bought a brand new yellow satin grad dress, and somehow got black felt pen on it! any ideas on how to fix it? I'm scared to ruin it, or make it blotchy, but it looks horrible!

 

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Painting Styrofoam BallsI am trying to cover Styrofoam balls to make them smooth to paint on. I tried paper mache but it won't stick. Do I have to prep the ball somehow or can you buy round balls for crafting in the various sizes available in Styrofoam?

 

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Advice for Photo Framing With Marriage CertificateI need a decorating suggestion. I have our marriage licensed framed (its rather large) and a photo from my husband when he was 2 or 3, and one of myself when I was the same age.

 

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Casserole Idea Using Chicken BurritosI have a lot of frozen chicken burritos, can I use them in a casserole dish? Recipes please.

 

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Where to Find Help for Aging ParentsI could use some advice as I don't know where to start. My parents are aging and live in a different state. My mother has cancer and my father is showing signs of dementia and is extremely difficult.

 

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Review: Audible.comDoes anyone have any reviews or advice about audible.com? Do you use it? Post your feedback below.

 

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Firming Ingredient For Standard LotionIs there something I can add to any regular lotion to make it a firming lotion?

 

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Building a Backsplash on a Flat Formica Counter TopHow could I build a backsplash on a flat Formica counter top? My sink is on a flat counter top with no vertical surface for a backsplash.

 

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Smooth Iron Sole Plate CoverI am looking for a cover that goes on an iron to cover up the steam holes and gives a smooth surface to the iron sole plate. I am doing some work with large iron-on transfers and the holes from the sole plate make "bubbles" in the transfers.

 

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