April 22, 2008

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Escalloped ChickenGreat, hearty cold weather recipe! Saute onion and celery in margarine. Add sage, salt and pepper; stir into bread cubes. Spray or grease 9x13 inch pan.

 

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Broccoli and Cauliflower BakeBoil vegetables slightly and then drain and place in buttered baking dish. Dilute 1 can cheddar cheese soup with 1/2 soup can milk. Add 1 can of drained mushrooms, pour over vegetables.

 

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Delicious Rice and Shrimp in a Creamy Cheese SauceIf you are having company and want something new to serve, your friends and family will really love this recipe. You will be surprised at what is in it and the fact that it will not use your food budget up for the week. When we made it for our kids, they loved it. So here goes. It is great with your favorite rolls but it really does not need anything else to accompany it. It is up to you though! Good Luck and Enjoy!

 

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Caramel Apple CrispHeat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix apples, 2 Tbsp. Bisquick, and the cinnamon; stir in candies. Spread in ungreased square (8x8 in.) baking dish. Mix remaining ingredients.

 

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Easy Corn And Black Bean SalsaI was inspired to throw this together after a trip to Taco del Mar. It is very easy and adds some nutrition to the salsa. It is good with chips, in tacos or even on a salad.

 

Articles

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Using Low Soil Mix For Vegetable Container GardenI'm 23 year old male from the UK and starting to grow a patio vegetable garden for the first time. I was reading one of your comments about using soilless mix or low soil mix, what do u mean by that? Is it similar to our peat free compost?

 

Nikita The CatNikita is 5 years and 10 months old. She was a gift from my son when I moved into my first apartment alone, in December 2003.

 

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Potty Training DanceMy granddaughter was VERY hard to potty train until I saw a "Nanny" type TV show that showed the mom, dad or sitter doing a special dance with the child every time they went potty.

 

fall fabric wreath

Fabric WreathThis wreath is inexpensive to make (I made mine for under $10!) but will be a treasured gift for many years. It can be made to fit any decor, personality, or holiday.

 

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis Is Good In The GardenIf you see any of these guys in your garden, do not shoo them away or kill them. These are called Praying Mantis and they will kill all of those pesky grasshoppers that eat up your veggies and leaves.

 

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Avoid Buying Gas On Weekends Or HolidaysWhen buying gas, always make sure you purchase it a couple of days before the weekend, or before a major holiday. That's when the big shots raise the prices; over the weekend when we have to run errands or during a holiday, when we travel to see our loved ones

 

Coffee Filter Butterfly Magnets

Coffee Filter Butterfly MagnetsThese are cute little magnets that are a blast for the kids to make. They love spraying their artwork with water and watching the colors soften and blend.

 

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Cook Up Poultry Giblets for PetsWhen cooking a full chicken, hen, or turkey, remove the insides and save. Later when you have time, boil and save in fridge as a treat for your pet. Not too many people eat the heart, liver, and kidneys anyway, but your pets will.

 

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What To Look For At Garage SalesWhen I go to garage sales, I always look for certain things first. I look for tools in good shape, vases of all sizes, pretty pieces of mismatched china, and anything copper or silver. These items always come in handy.

 

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Shop In Spring For Fall WeddingFor a fall wedding and reception, I began looking very early for flowers and other items in fall colors. I found some great deals, saving me lots of money for other things.

 

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Use Bubble Bath to Refill Soap DispensersI buy large containers of bubble bath or shampoo at the dollar store and use these to refill my soap dispensers in my bathroom. In the past I used watered-down dish soap, but this made my hands dry, so I switched to Bubble bath or Shampoo as they don't dry my hands out.

 

Starting a Pussy Willow Plant from a BranchCan anyone tell me if I can start a pussy willow plant from rooting one of the branches in water? You can easily start a pussy willow by rooting one of its branches in water. Pussy willows (like other trees in the willow family) produce a natural rooting hormone that encourages them to root quickly.

 

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Save Those Bread Bags!Never toss those bags when you've finished a loaf of bread. They are great for storing home baked goods either to freeze or store in your cupboard - saves on using and washing your plastic containers - less time spent and water used.

 

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Movie Theatre Helps With Prom QuestionI work at a movie theatre and we were allowed to dress up for the movie Prom Night. I brought my boyfriend to see the movie in the biggest theatre on the busiest night. I asked one of the managers to make a little 'announcement' before the movie started...

 

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Kill Weeds With Black PlasticTo rid your flower bed of all the weeds and wild onions that come up in the spring, simply put black plastic over the ground for about 2 days and then remove it and rake up the dead weeds. It is now ready for planting your flowers.

 

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Storing Bagged Salad MixesTo keep the bagged salads fresher longer after opening, put a folded up paper towel on top of the salad. Then fold the bag closed.

 

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Store Olive Oil In FridgeTo keep your bottled olive oil from going rancid, in your kitchen cabinet, some folks prefer to refrigerate it. But first, pour the olive oil into a bowl with a lid or small storage container with a lid to scoop out the amount you'd need in food preparations.

 

Questions

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Discontinued Butterfly Garden Wall Border?I am looking for Butterfly Garden wall border purchased at Walmart. They discontinued it but still sell the bedding.

 

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Removing Super Glue From Glass?How could I take super glue off glass without scratching the glass?

 

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Cardboard Cartons For Blueberries?I am looking for the small square cardboard cartons for selling blueberries in. We sell at our local market. Thanks.

 

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Disney's "Cars" Themed Birthday Party?I'm trying to plan my son's birthday party. He loves the movie Cars.

 

Making A Removable Door?I'm living with a family, in a room in their basement. They've been wonderful in accepting me and Roadie (fat, sweet, tabby cat), a cat that has been known to pee on the carpet at times. We've tried unsuccessfully to let him upstairs. He keeps peeing in the same spot (on the couch, often right in front of us).

 

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Newspaper and Mulch Instead of New Soil?I am trying to clean out and work up a few flower beds on a limited income. My question is this: I cannot buy topsoil or planting soil. Can I still hopefully have a successful bed using newspaper and mulch? How should that be done?

 

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