April 16, 2008

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Springtime Chicken SaladMix and serve this tasty salad your way.

 

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Sugarless Apple PiePeel and slice apples, 4 cups will make a 9 inch pie. Mix apples, juice concentrate, tapioca, and cinnamon. Place in pie shell. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for 40-50 minutes until apples are tender.

 

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Easy Microwave PuddingPut cornstarch, eggs, sugar and milk in a blender, blend for about a minute until smooth. Pour into a 2-qt. microwave bowl.

 

Zesty Olive Chicken in pan

Zesty Olive ChickenThis chicken dish is light, healthy and delicious - and cooks in one skillet. An easy family meal.

 

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Mushroom Cheese PotatoesMelt margarine and combine all ingredients except corn flakes. Spread in 9x13 inch pan. Crumble corn flakes over top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-45 minutes until slightly browned.

 

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Curried FruitDay before: Melt butter. Add brown sugar and curry. Drain fruit on paper toweling. Place drained fruit in buttered oblong casserole.

 

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Chicken Rice CasserolePreheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl combine the mushroom soup, celery soup, water, rice, mushrooms, garlic powder and black pepper. Mix all together. Pour mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish and spread on bottom.

 

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Ice Cream in a CanWe make ice cream in a can all the time at family get togethers. Here's our basic recipe:

 

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Tally Your Grocery Bill on Your Cell PhoneTo stay on budget at the grocery store, I use my calculator feature on my cell phone. Then I am not surprised at the register.

 

Two decorated door hangers.

Door Knob HangerStencil or free hand design on your door hanger. Let dry thoroughly. Seal and hang on door.

 

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Emergency Tips For DiabeticsAre you or anyone in your home a diabetic? High blood sugar and low blood sugar can be dangerous and life threatening and you could risk dying from a diabetic coma.

 

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Free Bag of Dog or Cat FoodAnyone who has pets will appreciate this. Purina one is offering a free bag of cat or dog food. Go to:

 

Sammy (Terrier Mix)Sammy is 8 years old and is a Terrier mix. I got him from Tablemountain Animal Shelter in February 2006.

 

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Decorating Clothing with Found Fancy ButtonsI search thrift shops for clothing with fancy buttons (buttons are expensive). I buy an article of clothing for 1.00 or 2.00, take it home, remove buttons and sew on a plain blouse or the pockets of jeans.

 

Spiderweb AngelAs we were leaving early one morning we saw this spider web on the corner of our porch. A perfect angel. We couldn't help stopping and taking pictures right away of this. That was a good thing cause when the sun came out later, it just didn't look the same. You couldn't even see it by the next day.

 

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Storing Firewood To Make It LastAfter reading the tip for buying firewood, I wanted to remind you how to keep the firewood "from going bad". The wood needs to be elevated off the ground and kept covered.

 

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Use Wine Corks For FishingWine corks are great for fishing. Tie the line around a cork or drill small hole and put line through in hole then put match wood stick or a toothpick in hole. Also great to make fly fishing lures out of corks too.

 

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$2 Scarf or Tie HangerI own a lot of scarves but could never find one when I needed it until I made this great scarf organizer which can also be used for necklaces or men's ties.

 

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Best Iced TeaThe best way to make tea for me is to microwave a family size tea bag (I really like Tetley, Lipton seems to fall apart and tea leaves go everywhere) in a cup of water for a couple of minutes until it is boiling.

 

Finished basket decorated and filled with Easter candy.

Paper Bag BasketsDo you need a quick basket for just about anything?

 

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Use Old Silverware Trays For OrganizingI have found wonderful uses for old silverware trays. Mine happen to be wooden but the plastic ones would work as well. The first one I use in my top desk drawer and it separates my pens, pencils, markers, erasers, etc.

 

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"Bears On A Blanket" Afghan Pattern?I am looking for a crocheted afghan pattern. I believe the name of it is Bears on a Blanket. My daughter is having a baby and loves bears. Does anyone have this pattern or know where to look for it?

 

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Instructions For Making Silk Flowers?I would like to find free instructions on making satin or silk flowers using the starching method for fabric.

 

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Portable DVD Player That Plays Region 1 And 2 DVDs?Does anyone know if you can purchase a portable DVD player that is able to play region 1 and 2 DVD's?

 

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Instructions For A Bread Maker?I got a bread maker from my aunt and she didn't give me the book to go with it. I have no idea how to find out anything about this bread machine. I called the 1-800 number but no answer. So I need your help. The Model number is K6725. Please help me.

 

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Wedding Advice for New Jersey?Please help! We're looking to get married this October 4th. In either a Bed and Breakfast in Cape May, NJ or an indoor solarium in Bayonne, NJ. I've never been to Cape May, we'll be going in two weeks. Has anyone had a wedding in Cape May, NJ or Bayonne, NJ?

 

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Recipes For New Vegetarians?My daughter and I recently converted to vegetarianism. Does anyone have any good, easy main dish recipes?

 

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Planning A Frugal Wedding Quickly?My fiance and I are trying to get married this August. As far as we know we have no financial support coming from our families and we are stuck going at it alone. I'm in college so I do not make much money and he is the only one working full time but we still don't have a lot of extra cash to spare.

 

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Dye Buildup Inside Washer?I noticed I have dark blue dye building up in the tub of my dryer. It doesn't rub off on my clothes but maybe it will within time. I tried using nail polish remover and about fumigated myself. I felt ill and weird for several days. Does anyone have an idea?

 

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Making Mossy Terra Cotta Pots For Wedding?I am doing the flowers for a wedding on May 17th. My sister-in-law (to be) wants mossy terra cotta pots. What is the best way to do this faux or not, in a month? Help! Thanks.

 

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Grey Stains In Bathtub?We have hard water where I live. My bathtub is white, but for some reason, it is getting grey stains on it. I have tried every product that I can think of, none of them has helped remove the stain.

 

Cat Swallowing Food Kibbles Whole?My 2 year old cat (with good teeth) used to chew his tiny pieces of dried food (kibble) normally, (we'd hear "crunch-crunch" when he ate). But these days he just swallows the kibble whole. Do your cats also swallow their dried food whole or is something wrong?

 

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Dealing with Shedding Problems?We have a very lovable Feist, but what we don't love is she sheds! We have doggy hair on everything! I have to vacuum the furniture everyday at least once a day. Does anyone out there have a solution to our baby's shedding problem?

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper Border: Home Trends Masonic Floral?I am looking for two rolls of Home Trends Masonic Floral wall border? I bought some clearanced at Walmart about 7 months ago and didn't buy enough. Thanks so much.

 

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Ginger Bread Recipe?I am looking for a Ginger Bread recipe.

 

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Elastic Tops for Sundresses?How do you make the elastic like top on sun dresses instead of buying the sun dress material that is already made?

 

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Underage Club For Birthday Party?I am turning 16 in August. My parents suggested doing it at an underage club. I can't exactly find one. I know they are here, I just don't know where. I have no idea what to do, or what theme to have. Any ideas?

 

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When Should I Freeze Leftover Meatballs?How many days before I need to freeze cooked left over meatballs that were kept in the refrigerator?

 

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Removing Music Box From Stuffed Animal?How do I remove the mini music box from a stuffed animal? (I can't get the wind-up key disconnected from the actual box)

 

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Looking For A "Bake Sale Kit"?I am looking for a "Bake Sale Kit"?

 

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Flavoring Old Dog Bones?My dog has some perfectly good dog bones (the chewy type you buy at the pet store) but he prefers the new $6.00 ones straight out of the package. Am thinking there may be something I can dip them in that will have a non-staining healthy flavored coating.

 

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Recipe For Creamy Macaroni And Cheese?Looking for an easy no-fail creamy macaroni and cheese recipe. The one I have is ok just not as creamy as I would like. Will you share yours?

 

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Selling Candles?Does anyone know of a reputable candle company that a person could contact to sell candles? And that doesn't cost a lot of money to start in?

 

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Body Odor Smell On Leather Chair?We have a leather chair for my hubby to sit in when he comes in from work all stinky and sweaty. The leather has body odor smell. How do I get the odor out of the leather chair?

 

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Planning A "Social Work" Themed College Graduation Party?I am *finally* graduating with my master's degree in social work. Neither myself nor my parents (who are traveling 3000 miles for the event) have the money or the space to have a big expensive party. Instead, we'll be throwing a party at a local park. In order to make it more fun and less costly, I'd like to do a potluck but request food that's has to do with social work, graduation, etc.

 

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Kids Movie Theme Birthday Party?I'm helping to plan my nephew's 3rd birthday party. The theme is movies, like Meet the Robinsons and Cars. I'm stuck for an invite idea. I'd like them to be unique. Any other ideas for this theme (i.e. cake, decorations) would be helpful.

 

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Shortening An Evening Dress?I have a long chiffon evening dress that I need to shorten. Can anyone tell me the proper hem length. Is it to the top of my shoe?

 

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Bamboo Plants In Fish Tank?Can I put a bamboo plant in my fish tank?

 

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Games For Large Group Of People?What are some good games to play with lots of people? (Around 25-50 people)

 

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Making A Travel Craft Basket?I am going away this weekend. I want to take some stuff to keep me busy, while the man is out fishing! Anyone know what I should pack to make a craft kit? You know materials, or ideas I can work on? Please let me know!

 

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Removing Expanding Foam From Bathtub?My bathroom fitter got that expanding foam on my new acrylic bath. I didn't notice it straight away, and now, one year later I still haven't found a way of removing it completely, without scratching the bath.

 

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