April 30, 2008

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Barbecue Chicken WingsPour mixture over wings and marinate overnight. Bake in single layer on cookie sheets for 1 hour at 350 degrees F.

 

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Refrigerator PopsWith summer almost here, I found some really good but healthy refrigerator pops for the kids. It took a while to dig them out but I did and thought I would share them with you! I hope your kids enjoy them.

 

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Budget-Friendly Creamy Butterscotch OatmealStir oatmeal and dry milk together. Add to cold water in a heavy bottom pan and bring to a boil. Cook according to package directions. Stir in margarine, and brown sugar.

 

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German Potato CasserolePlace potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15 - 20 minutes or until tender. Drain.

 

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CheeseballMix cream cheese, onions and seasonings. Add a handful of ham. Mix with hands, shape into ball, put rest of ham on the outside of the cheeseball. Serve with crackers, celery or carrots.

 

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Choco-Nut DaintiesSift flour and salt onto wax paper. Beat together margarine, sugar, egg, and vanilla until well mixed. Blend in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate pieces. Shape into logs (2x1/2 inch) and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

 

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Layered Pineapple SaladDissolve the lime gelatin in 1 cup hot water. Add pineapple juice and the pineapple. Pour into 8x8 inch pan, or use a large loaf pan or fancy mold. Chill until firm. Dissolve lemon gelatin in the other cup of hot water.

 

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Tuna BoatsMix above ingredients as tuna salad. May add pickles, celery, onion or whatever you like in tuna salad. Place mixture in hot dog buns. Wrap in foil and bake in oven 300 degrees F for 25-30 minutes to warm and melt cheese.

 

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Chicken Frito CasseroleCombine chicken, cheese and soup. Crush Fritos and sprinkle on bottom of casserole dish. Pour chicken mixture on top and more chips over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-45 minutes or until bubbles in the middle.

 

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Recycle A Honey Bear As A Soap DispenserHere is an adorable craft idea that I saw in a magazine. Wash out an empty honey "bear", fill with hand soap and tie a little ribbon around it's neck (optional). Your child will look forward to washing their hands.

 

A homemade scrapbook baby album.

6x6 Baby AlbumThis is a 6x6 inch album made from hard board and scrapbook paper. Simple embellishments complete it.

 

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Temporary Wall DecorIf you live in a rental place that doesn't allow painting or if you just don't want to paint, try materializing a wall. Pour some Stayflo (liquid blue clothing starch) in a bucket and soak a sheet or material. Squeeze it a little and smooth onto your wall.

 

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Use Water To Avoid Hard Crusts When Baking BreadWhen bread is baking, a small dish of water in the oven will help to keep the crust from getting hard.

 

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Iron Your Clothes for the Entire Work WeekA friend of mine gave me this tip: Ironing your clothes for the entire work week so you're prepared for each work day with no wardrobe surprises and it saves on your electric bill.

 

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Keeping Your Trunk Clean When Hauling Gardening SuppliesMost people haul dirt and plants, etc. in their trunk. Keep it clean by spreading a cheap shower curtain in the car trunk to catch spills and dirt. The shower curtain can be washed.

 

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve (California)These are photos from the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in Southern California. We went there last Saturday and it was so beautiful. I couldn't stop taking pictures.

 

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Clean Your Tub with Vinegar and Baking SodaInstead of using chemicals to clean your bathtub, use vinegar and baking soda. Spray vinegar heavily on tub then put baking soda on...

 

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Get a Safe Collar for Your CatIf you have a cat that goes outside, please don't use a collar with any elastic because if they get hung up on something they might turn around while trying to get away. This would tighten the elastic and they could very easily strangle themselves.

 

Clothes hamper.

How to Organize Your Teen BedroomOkay! So your room is messy, unorganized, boring, too dark, dull, too kiddish, too mature, sad, been the same "forever", no room, doesn't fit you, ugly, smells bad, or just looks like a tornado crashed through your room. I have the answers.

 

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Keeping Bed Dust Ruffles (Bed Skirts) in PlaceWhen I change out my dust ruffles (bed skirt) I put a small safety pin in the 4 corners of the dust ruffle. You can attach them to the fabric on the box springs. They won't slide around and get all uneven.

 

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Finding Appliance ManualsIt's hard to find appliance manuals. Try www.bobvila.com for a whole section on finding them.

 

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Make Salad Dressing Instead Of Buying ItYou will surely scratch salad dressing from your shopping list and never buy salad dressing again after reading this tip. Clean an old salad dressing bottle and fill it 3/4 from the top full with your favorite oil (e.g. olive or canola or sunflower, etc) and add just a pinch of the following.

 

Raven (Black Lab)Raven is 13 and a Black Lab. I got him from a breeder in Maryland when he was a puppy.

 

Questions

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How to Make Papier-Mache Mountains?How do you make papier-mache mountains?

 

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Mysterious Bleach Stains on Clothing!I keep getting bleach stains on all of my clothes, I no longer use bleach and have washed the washing machine. Please Help?

 

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Removing Eyelash Glue from a Lycra Dress?How do I remove false eyelash glue from a Lycra dress? Please help me. I'm desperate!

 

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Where to Find Boric Acid in the UK?Where do I buy boric acid powder?

 

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Getting Rid of Gnats in Bathroom?I have gnats in one bathroom and they wont go away! I've tried pouring some products down the drain but nothing seems to work. Help!

 

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Ideas For 95th Birthday Party?I'm looking for ideas for my mom's 95th birthday party in August 2008. The party will be in the fellowship hall at her church. There will be approx. 80 people.

 

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Face Doesn't Seem Clean After Washing?No matter how careful I am, and I am a fanatic about washing my face twice a day. I use Clearasil and have used so many other cleansers; my face is dry on the cheeks and oily at the T zone. But no matter how much I wash and I rinse like crazy, when I use toner the cotton ball comes back brown with dirt. Any suggestions out there?

 

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Fixing Lifted Wood on Dresser?I left a damp towel on my dark wood dresser seemed to have lifted the wood what can I do?

 

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Cleaning Cloudy Aquarium Glass?I got a really great deal on a 40 gallon aqaurium setup. I have noticed the tank glass is cloudy, and need some solutions to properly clean the glass.

 

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Small Whitish Bumps on Tops of Toes?A few days ago I developed small skin color/whitish bumps on the side/top of my first toe and in between the first and second toe.

 

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Removing Oil Stain From Polyester?How can I get an oil stain out of a Polyester dress?

 

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Recipe For "Tadows?" CookiesMy husband says his mother, who has long passed away, used to make a cookie he calls 'tadows' - this is spelled phonetically because he doesn't remember the spelling.

 

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Toddler Mother's Day Craft?I am looking for a Mother's Day craft project to do with my cousin's 18 month old. Does anyone have any ideas?

 

What Breed Is My Dog? (Pit Bull Mix)What breed do you think my dog is? When we got her we were told that she is a lab mix, so we know she's part lab, but what do you think the other part is?

 

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Bissell Powersteamer Recipes?I have a Bissell pro-heat 2x and I need the measures for the borax and vinegar combo to use in the solution tank.

 

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Speakers Don't Work On My Dell?Speakers won't work on my dell.

 

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Homemade Produce Wash?Does anyone have a recipe for washing the pesticides off of produce? My mother has auto immune disease and is on a limited budget and would like to make her own.

 

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Recipe Substitute For Cocoa?My husband gets migraines when he eats chocolate. What could a person use to replace cocoa in recipes -eg. - I have a brownie recipe. Should the cocoa be replaced with flour or something else. Thanks

 

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How to Disinfect a Carpet?We need to disinfect the carpet after having a pet dog since Nov.

 

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How to Unblock a DVD Player?Does anyone know how to "unblock" a DVD player? My husband hit the eject button to remove a DVD we had watched.

 

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Broken Couch Frame?So my slightly obese roommate has managed to damage our very nice couch. From what I can tell, the frame has cracked/splintered in two places on the part of the couch where your back would rest from him crashing down onto it. What would the best way to repair this? Do I need to cut into the fabric? Thanks for your help.

 

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Getting Over A Break Up?What do you do to get over a heartbreak? A trip would be nice to get away and forget, but it's not in the budget right now.

 

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Toddler Mother's Day Craft?I am looking for a Mother's Day craft project to do with my cousin's 18 month old. Does anyone have any ideas?

 

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Blocking a Doorway for a Dog?We need to keep a door to a bedroom open for air circulation, but the dog has jumped over the baby gate (no babies in the house so don't worry about it) and done his business there.

 

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Making A May Day Basket?Do you have directions to make a May day basket?

 

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Advice on How to Train Maltese Shitzu?I got a Maltese Shitzu and I need need some advice about how to train her. Can you please give me some advice?

 

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