May 1, 2008

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Recipes

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Summer Peach MousseIn large bowl, dissolve Jello in boiling water. In blender or food processor bowl, with metal blade, combine peaches, honey and almond extract. Blend until smooth. Stir peach mixture into Jello. Cover, refrigerate until thickened but not set (1-1 1/2 hours).

 

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Saucy Pork Chops on RiceIn skillet, brown pork chops on both sides. Season with salt and pepper. Place rice in 12x8 inch baking dish. Pour orange juice over rice. Pour mushroom soup over all. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes.

 

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Toll House Marble SquaresPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Blend: 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar.

 

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Jellied Cranberry MoldDissolve orange and lemon gelatin in boiling water; chill until syrupy. Break up cranberry sauce with a fork; add pineapple and nuts. Fold into gelatin. Chill until firm in 1 1/2 quart mold.

 

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Army StewChop up one onion; mix with one pound ground beef. Cook until done and drain off grease. Mix brown sugar and 2 Tbsp. mustard into a bowl.

 

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Easy and Delicious Pepperoni BreadRoll or press out dough on floured surface to 12 by 8 inches. Layer provolone, then pepperoni, leaving about 1/2 inch border. Roll up jelly roll style tucking ends under. Place on greased cooking sheet and sprinkle with garlic powder. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Articles

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Scruffy and Lola (Mini Schnauzer)This is Scruffy and Lola, they are Mini Schnauzers. Scruffy is one year old and Lola is 8 months old. I had Scruffy first from a breeder on-line, and loved him so much I had to get another. So 2 months later I got Lola, she is my protector.

 

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Use A Frisbee As Inexpensive Hummingbird ShadeI frequent a hummingbird forum. On it, there is a photo of a feeder where someone used a Frisbee at the top of the feeder to shade it. It's a great idea and saves buying the expensive ones. Click on the address below then scroll down to see it. There are a couple pics.

 

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Problem with a Spoon Sliding into the BatterTo keep spoons from sliding into the batter, wrap a rubber band around the top of the handle so the spoon can rest on the bowls edge instead of sliding into the mixing bowl.

 

House shape covered in green carpet like material.

Greening the Exterior of Your HomePart of home maintenance is maintaining the exterior. As projects come up (and they always do), why not use the opportunity to go green?

 

Yellow DaffodilI love the color yellow and I use as much as I can find in my gardens. This picture was taken so I can remember the beauty all year.

 

birthday card

Perfumed Handmade CardThis is a Perfumed Handmade Card.

 

GrammySheila's "GrandPixies"This picture was taken on Feb. 10, 2008 of me and my "Fab Five" GrandPixies! They are: Alannah-10, Kailyn-6, Loralei-2, Brenna-2 months (at that time) and Cory-2 weeks (at that time).

 

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Sanitizing Sponges and Dish ClothsWhenever you run your dishwasher, tie or clip your dishcloth to the top rack of your dishwasher. It will get clean with your dishes!

 

Purple ClematisThis flower is a Clematis. We planted four last Spring so it will climb each corner of the arch that it is planted around. All four are different colors. I can't wait until they are all in bloom and meet at the top. This is our first bloom on this side. I wish to share it's beauty with everyone.

 

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Freeze Your Sliced BananasI buy a bunch of just ripe bananas once a month and they never spoil the entire month or until I use them all. My secret for keeping them fresh? The moment I bring them home from the market, I peel them, slice them coin-style, place them in a freezer bag, and chuck them into the freezer.

 

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Product Review: Sunbeam Battery TesterI found a battery tester at the local Dollar Tree store. Manufacturer is Sunbeam, and it tests all 1.5V (AAA, AA, C and D) and 9V batteries. It shows you the charge level, from 20% to 100%.

 

ThriftyFun's Office PrimrosesThese are primroses that we have to add some color to our office house porch. There were flats of them available on sale one day with all of the different colors. I planted them into a long rectangular pot and set one on either side of the porch.

 

A flower made from fabric and chenille pipe cleaners.

Festive FlowersBrighten someone's day with a bouquet of these everlasting blooms.

 

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Buy Vintage Jewelry Instead Of NewNeed new jewelry? Buy vintage jewelry instead. A lot of energy is being used making new jewelry. Also there are a lot of chemicals used in the mining process.

 

seedlings

8 Signs Your Seedlings Are In TroubleIn many ways, nurturing seedlings is a lot like parenting. It requires love, attentiveness, and lots of patience (a good sense of humor doesn't hurt either). To keep your seedlings healthy, you need to learn to recognize when they are sick.

 

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Problems With A Sweet Gum Tree?We have a very large sweet gum tree. A large area of bark has come off the tree and a lot of the roots are exposed. Is this tree dying from the loss of bark? How can I cover up the roots? The roots have ruined my front yard.

 

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Table With Leaves That Run Lengthwise?Have found an old wood dining set with 6 leaves that go with it. The leaves run lengthwise, as opposed to across the width of the table as I am used to seeing. Is this unusual?

 

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