April 10, 2008

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Three Celebration Cheese BallsNo matter the season or occasion, cheese balls with a variety of crackers are always a hit with the crowd. Recipe for three different festive cheese balls

 

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Southwestern CornOK, This sounds horrible, but it is awesome. Trust me, try it. You will be surprised.

 

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Italian Style Meat PattiesMix together first 5 ingredients. Add 2 Tbsp. spaghetti sauce. Shape into patties and brown in pan over low heat. Pour off excess fat.

 

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Sinfully Rich Sweet PotatoesCombine all ingredients together and pour into a greased 2 qt. casserole. Cover with topping and bake in 375 degree F oven for 30 minutes.

 

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In a Pinch One Pot StewPeel and cube potatoes. Boil just to tender. Combine all frozen veggies in large colander (leave room on top for cooked potatoes). Drain potatoes over veggies; let sit.

 

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Mandarin Orange Jello SaladMix dry Jello, sour cream, cottage cheese and Cool Whip until well blended. Add drained fruit and chill. Can make 1/2 to 1 hour before serving.

 

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Ziti BakeCook ziti until tender, rinse, drain and set aside. Brown ground beef until done. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Take a 9x13 inch pan and spread a thin layer of sauce in the bottom. Add in layers the ziti, ground beef, mozzarella, sharp cheddar, Cooper and layer of spaghetti sauce.

 

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Scrambled Eggs with ChorizoSpice up your morning with these yummy scrambled eggs. Chorizo really gives this dish flavor.

 

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Marshmallow Treats With a SurpriseIt is a good recipe and it is so nice to make in the summer when it is hot and you want something easy with chocolate but you do not want to turn that oven on. They are great for traveling, picnics, anything where you need a quick dessert!

 

Articles

Use Coffee Pot For Multiple UsesMake use of the heat from your coffee maker by sitting a small dish of potpourri or orange peels or some other nice thing on top! I am using mine to warm a jar of spicy mint body butter! When I go for a coffee refill I am reminded by the scent and sight and I automatically moisturize hands or throat or elbows! What a nice little pick-me-up!

 

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Furnace Filter TipsSave on heating/cooling costs by maintaining your air filter. A heating system repairman told me to use the cheapest, blue filter, and to change it at least monthly or when soiled.

 

Bear Dog (Lab Mix)Bear Dog is 8 years old. He is a lab and something big! We got him in October of 07. He was adopted from our local shelter, the elderly gentleman that had him before us couldn't take care of him anymore.

 

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A Resting Place for Kids on a Camping TripIt's really nice is if you have a small extra tent you can put up on your site. If you have a child who needs some time to be alone or if they get bored, they can always go into the tent to play, color, read, whatever they need to do. This gives them some quiet time.

 

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Temporary Wallpaper for RentersA great way to decorate a rental that will not harm the wall is with fabric that's held up with old fashioned Liquid Starch. If you can find a fabric you love at a price you can afford, then you can't beat this handy trick!

 

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Record Player ArtThis is a good way to recycle an old record player. It is much like the old spin art toys sold in department stores years ago.

 

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The Harbingers of SpringNo matter where you live, spring is fickle. Around here, it arrives unexpectedly-usually in mid March. Winter temporarily loosens its grip, the sun sends temperatures soaring into the 50's, ice and snow give way to the sound of running water...

 

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Automotive Hand Cleaner for LaundryAll oil based stains can be cleaned by using the waterless hand cleaner you find in the automotive department.

 

Doll dressed in blue.

Miniature Dollhouse DollsMake your own miniature doll characters to put in any doll house, book shelf, or just as a gift to someone special!

 

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Children's Shoe Sizes for School ShoesKeep a tracing of your children's feet in your handbag and search out the most economical (quality inclusive) store for your children's new school shoes.

 

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Product Review: Bring It ON! It Really Works! Water Spot RemoverWe bought our house 3 years ago from an older couple so the maintenance was lacking, especially on the windows, window sills and sliding glass doors. They had the sprinkler system set up so every time the grass got watered so did the windows! (I don't think they ever cleaned the windows)

 

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Links: Almost Free BooksI stumbled onto a link on a website where you can get books for almost free. We have been listing books of ours that we want to get rid off and getting other books we do want.

 

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Feed Your Pet in the CarrierTo acclimate your cat or dog to its carrier and so they'll have something good associated with it, feed them in their carrier. That way, it will not only be easier to take them to the vet, but if there's ever an emergency, it won't be hard to get them in it.

 

A Watering Can in Partial Shade

Partial Sun vs. Partial Shade: How Much Sun Do Garden Plants Need?Planet Earth may only have one sun, but in the world of gardening, there are several: full sun, partial sun, afternoon sun, morning sun, and dappled sun. Then there is shade: full shade, partial shade, and dappled shade.

 

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Inexpensive Greenhouse ShelvingI am looking for cheap greenhouse shelving. There are several things to consider when setting up a shelving system for your greenhouse. First, greenhouses are moist environments, so look for shelving made from a material that will hold up to the constant humidity without rusting or rotting.

 

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More Absorbent TowelsI was surprised by the absorbency of the towels at the salon I go to, and did a little investigating. The staff does not use any softener in the washer, and NO dryer sheets, yet the towels are soft and so absorbent. They have a water softener.

 

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Removing Residue From Press and SealI have found that Press and Seal is too strong on many occasions. It sticks too well. I would like to know what would safely remove the adhesive from acrylic surfaces after the Press and Seal is removed. Thank you for your consideration.

 

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Can You Play Harmonica With Dentures?I'm an avid harmonica player but I may be required to get dentures. I'm worried that having dentures may impede my harmonica playing. Do any of you have any experience playing harmonica with dentures? If so, do the dentures diminish your skills in any way?

 

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Can You Eat Celandine Tubers?I was watching a video on bushcraft/survival and the host cooked and ate the tubers of something he called "Celandine". It was a low, ground-level plant with small, yellow flowers if I recall correctly. It grew in a sort of marshy area (think peat bog) in England. It didn't grow above the knee.

 

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Will Birds Use Old Nests?I have bird nests in some of my trees that were left over from last year. Should I take them down, or will birds use them again even though they didn't make them?

 

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Birthday Party Theme: "1974 In Las Vegas"I need ideas on how to make a birthday party fit the theme "1974 In Las Vegas".

 

Environmentally Friendly Way to Get Rid of GrassI need some advice for making a grass-free environment, it's for business purposes. We need to keep the soil but without any grass growing on it. We have been using round up for quite a long time but only killed the grass after each application, and it comes back soon after rain.

 

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Curing Cow ManureI am new to gardening, so bear with me. A friend of mine has a farm and just brought me a load of cow manure. When he delivered it, he dumped in onto my existing (still dormant) flower beds. I am told by neighbors that the manure is hot and needs to be cured before it goes onto existing beds.

 

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Newspaper Ink on Wood FurnitureMy dining room table has a mark on it from water spilling onto a newspaper that was on the table. The water wasn't wiped up fast enough, so there is an imprint of the newspaper on my table.

 

Trouble Growing MarigoldsI CANNOT grow marigolds. I plant them and go out the next morning and the little leaves are stripped off the stems and the marigold bud is all that is left on the stem - no leaves. What is doing this?

 

Ideas For A New Hair StyleI swim everyday, and sometimes on the weekends for meets. Because of that, my hair is starting to get blonde highlights. My hair is naturally curly/wavy, and I was wondering if you have any ideas on hairstyles for me.

 

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Is an egg still alive if the yolk broke?I am incubating a duck egg and the yolk broke inside of the egg. Is it still alive?

 

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Animal Themed Celebration For 11 Year OldsDo you have any party ideas involving animals for 11 year old kids. Not a party but a special celebration? Thanks.

 

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Advice On Rimadyl DosagesMy black lab is approximately 8 years old. I have recently started him on Rimadyl, as he was getting somewhat stiff and arthritic. He is doing wonderfully. He is on 2 75 mg tabs a day. Has anyone had experience with cutting the usual dosage in half, or alternating days, to save money?

 

What breed is my dog? (Beagle Mix)What does my dog look like he is mixed with? He is about 11 months old.

 

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