April 17, 2008

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Company Red Beet and PineappleCombine brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt in saucepan. Stir in pineapple tidbits, including syrup. Cook until mixture thickens and bubbles. Add butter, lemon juice, and beets.

 

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Healthy Oatmeal CookiesThese cookies are soft not crunchy and have just the right amount of sweetness This recipe does not make a whole bunch, only about 16 to 20 cookies. That's a good thing for me because I would just eat more if I had more.

 

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Creamy Potato PuffIn 1 qt. casserole, mix hot potatoes and cream cheese. Add rest of ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes, till lightly browned.

 

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Dirt DessertMix well pudding mixes and milk; refrigerate for 5 minutes. Crush up 12 Oreos, add to pudding along with cream cheese and Cool Whip. Put 12 crushed Oreos along the bottom of 9x13 inch dish. Add pudding mixture, then sprinkle 12 crushed Oreos on top.

 

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Ham 'n Cheese Omelet RollIn a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, flour, salt and pepper. Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 450 degrees F. for 7 to 9 minutes or until eggs are set.

 

Ethiopian Feast

Vegetarian Ethiopian FeastWant to impress your friends at your next dinner party? If you are having a party and need to feed lots of people for very little money, have an Ethiopian Feast! Not only is it inexpensive, but it's a lot of fun to get to eat with your hands.

 

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Chicken-Ham JambalayaCombine rice, olives, ham, and chicken; place in buttered baking dish. Saute' onion and green pepper or celery in butter until tender. Add tomatoes, bay leaf, parsley, and seasonings; simmer for 5 minutes.

 

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Easy Macaroni and CheeseCook macaroni in salted water. Beat egg with fork. Add other ingredients. Pour into 9x13 inch casserole dish. Sprinkle top with paprika.

 

Articles

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Use Hairbands To Stake TomatoesWhen I grow tomatoes, I put the support stake in when I plant the tomato. On the stake, I place 2-3 soft terrycloth hairbands. As the plant grows, I move the bands up and use the bottom one to tie the plant to the stake.

 

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Grease Free GravyMaking gravy; I start with the drippings from a roast, chicken or pan fried meat and letting cook until all the liquid is vaporized and the meat juices are caramelized. Drain grease off; what's left are the caramelized juices.

 

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Imaginative and Frugal ToysWhen my 4 children were small, we did not have much money and used our imaginations a lot. The one "toy" my daughter remembers is when we made a house for her Barbie out of a cardboard box.

 

Mother's Day Jar

Mother's Day Memory JarThis fast and inexpensive Mother's Day jar is sure to please any mom or grandma.

 

Ricky Ricardo (Chihuahua/Tea Cup Chihuahua)Ricky Ricardo is 6 weeks old. He is Chihuahua and Tea Cup Chuhuahua. I got him March 15th for my birthday! He likes to play with his daddy. Ricky loves to talk and sing to me!

 

Cork Board Cupboard

Cover Your Kitchen Cabinets With CorkboardOne of the things I have done so far is corkboard the kitchen cabinets. It's just me and my 14 and 2 year old, so I made it fun. Since I can not do anything permanent, I thought about how I could corkboard the cabinets and be able to remove it later, with no damage.

 

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Skin So Soft for Sticker RemovalDid you just buy the neatest photo frame at the thrift store but they put this big ole sticker on the glass and now you can't get it off? Just run the sticker under some warm water to remove it and then dry it. After you dry it, use some Avon Skin So Soft to remove the excess sticky stuff...

 

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Parts and Information for Fixing and Decorating Mobile HomesThis great site has everything for the mobile home owner, from history, to parts and great articles to a forum for questions and answers about mobile home problems.

 

Raised Beds With a
PVC Greenhouse Frame

Raised Beds With PVC Greenhouse FrameMaking it easier on the back with raised beds (20 ft. x 4 ft. 2 block high). PVC pipe looped over to put plastic on to get plants out early.

 

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Many Uses For Dental Floss ContainersWhen your dental floss is gone, don't throw away the square plastic container it came in. It's useful for many things. It makes a great take-along sewing kit, spice shaker, tea bag and toothpick holder, etc.

 

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Organizing Business CardsI like taking calling cards, especially from stores like beauty salons, doctors office, even restaurants. I did not know where to store them. I bought a wallet size photo album from a dollar store ($1) and started putting all the cards I have taken in there.

 

How to Grow Bearded Irises

How to Grow Bearded IrisesThere is no shortage of reasons to fall in love with Bearded Irises. They come in hundreds of stunning colors and color combinations, they grow happily in all but the hottest and coldest zones, they have a tendency to fill out their corner of the flower garden rapidly.

 

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Buy Small Amounts of Veggies at the Salad BarWe love salad, and the healthier the better. Here is a great money tip I use constantly. I will buy my main "green", such as romaine, or iceberg, etc. But I will go to the salad bar and get spinach to make the salad even more nutritious.

 

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What to Plant Under Black Walnut TreesHighly prized for its strength, resistance to decay, handsome wood grain, and product versatility to woodworkers, black walnut trees are considered black gold.

 

Rental House

Gardening at a Rental HouseI've recently moved into a new house and last Sunday I started cleaning out my front flower bed. Come to find out its full of gravel! I've been told not to worry, to just put down top soil. I've also been told to sift the gravel out. The soil is also super silty.

 

Questions

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Ideas For Son's High School Graduation Party?I'm looking for graduation ideas for my son who is graduating from high school. I know it's going to be an outdoor event but I looking for ideas that a guy would like and not be embarrassed when his friends come over.

 

Advice For Growing Cornflowers?Can anyone give me tips on how to grow cornflowers? I try these every year, following the instructions on the seed packet, but if I'm lucky I get a plant that's about an inch tall. It drives me crazy because I see cornflowers growing wild and lush in ditches, beside railroad tracks, etc.

 

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College Graduation Party Decorations?Looking for some inexpensive decorations for a college graduation party.

 

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Scrapbooking Certificates And Awards?I would like to put all my kids school awards/certificates, school pictures, etc. in a photo album or scrapbook. Which would be more appropriate? I also want to be able to write notes maybe with a gold pen on each page about what was going on at the time the award was received. I can't decide if a photo album or scrapbook will be easier as I have no knowledge about scrapbooking. Your opinion will be appreciated.

 

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Confederate Jasmine Not Flowering?I have a Confederate Jasmine. It has very dark green leaves. It's a healthy plant but not flowering. What I can do to induce some flowers?

 

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Orientation Of An Avocado Seed?Ellen, I thank you for your answer on planting avocado pits. However I am not sure if I put the flat end down into the pot or rounded pointy end?

 

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