May 5, 2008

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Cinco De Mayo Quesadilla WedgesIn a small bowl, combine bean and corn salsa with beef, set aside. Finely shred the queso fresco cheese. It is important to get a fine shred for a better melt. Spread 1/2 cup of shredded cheese evenly over one tortilla. Top cheese evenly with 1/2 cup of beef and salsa mix.

 

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Mini Cinco De Mayo WrapsA fun delicious wrap for a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

 

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Cranberry DessertChop cranberries and add sugar. Add crushed pineapple and marshmallows. Fold in whipped cream.

 

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Turkey SouffleCut crust from 4-6 slices bread. Set aside and cube crusts and enough more bread to equal 2-3 cups cubes (or may used croutons instead).

 

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Mexican Wedding CookiesMix above ingredients, roll into balls about the size of walnuts. Bake at 375 degrees F for approx. 7-10 minutes, or until slightly browned. Immediately roll in powdered sugar.

 

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Sausage and Vegetable SoupCombine the following in a large pot: 1 Kielbasa sausage cut up into small bite-size pieces, 2 potatoes, peeled and cut up, 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut up . . .

 

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Chicken Taco SaladMix together all ingredients, except chips. Crunch chips on plate and top with salad. Top salad with optional ingredients, such as sour cream, picante sauce or salsa or Ranch-style dressing. You can also use ground beef instead of chicken.

 

Articles

Using a Swinging Cradle as a Toy BoxI made this swinging cradle for one of my granddaughters. Now it doubles as her toy box.

 

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Hard to Hold NailIf you have a hard to hold nail, secure it with a small ball of plastic putty or clay. After the nail is firmly pounded in place, remove the putty.

 

A roadway with storm clouds and lightning in the distance

Preparing for Thunderstorm and...Spring storm season is upon us and storms with straight line winds, hail and lightening can be extremely dangerous and damaging. Here are a few tips to make this time of year a little safer.

 

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Getting 2 Boxes Worth of Cake MixI only buy boxed cake mixes when they are on sale and I get 2 boxes from each 1 box. How? I only use 1/2 of the mix and 1/2 of the ingredients it requires and add 1 tsp. of baking powder to it. I prepare and bake as the box states and still get a whole cake that tastes the same, saving the other half of the mix in the fridge for my next use. This saves me money big time as I already bought it on sale and allows me to enjoy a luxury at the same time. Try it.

 

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Make Maracas For Cinco de MayoHaving a Cinco de Mayo party? If people are bringing kids, be sure to have something to do. Plan a craft like making maracas from empty water bottles.

 

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Milk Shower For Hair and SkinMilk shower for silky and strong hair and soft skin. Take 4 cups of milk to rinse. DO NOT USE WATER FIRST. Use regular shampoo and rinse with MILK to get shampoo out.

 

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Mock Lobster1 lb. pkg. frozen haddock, cut into 2-3 chunks crosswise. Drop into boiling water to cover, to which 4 tsp. vinegar and 1 tsp. salt has been added.

 

Lacy (Chihuahua)

Lacy (Chihuahua)Lacy is a 4 year old Chihuahua. I got her from a breeder when she was only 6 weeks old.

 

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Poem: A Mother's PrayerGive me patience when little hands tug at me with ceaseless small demands. Give me gentle words and smiling eyes, and keep my lips from hasty replies.

 

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Make Your Own Bottled Coffee DrinksBottled coffee drinks are better if the coffee is from home. Wash out any single-serving size plastic bottle and allow to dry upside down in a dish rack. I personally prefer 1-liter bottles but any size will do.

 

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Tip for Pie Crusts and PastriesKeep some butter or margarine in the freezer. When you make a pastry, grate the butter or margarine needed into the flour and salt mixture.

 

Questions

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Stripping Paint From Wooden Walls?I have painted (white) knotty pine walls in my kitchen/dining room. Does anyone know the best way to strip the paint so that I can sand and varnish it and make it beautiful again?

 

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Septic System Loam Is Full Of Debris?We just had out septic-system replaced. The loam that they used when they were finished to cover up the lawn that was dug out to install it is full of glass, trash particles, etc. What is the solution? I guess I could complain to them but that really isn't the step I want to take right now. Thank You.

 

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Dog Is Afraid Of People After Being Hit By Car?Ever since my dog got hit by a car he has been afraid of people and other dogs. What should I do to help him regain human trust? He barks and growls at them, but would never bite, in fear of being hurt! Please help me!

 

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Special Craft Ideas For Baby Gift?Hi everyone! I just found out I'm going to be an Aunt for the first time. Woohoo! We live in Indiana and my brother and sister-in-law live in California. I want to make sure we are close to our niece/nephew despite the distance. Does anyone have any suggestions on neat crafts or anything like that we can share that will help our family feel closer? Thanks a lot!

 

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Selecting An Eyeliner That Doesn't Run?I was wondering what eyeliner is the best for lining the inner lower eye? I currently use a kajal liner from India. However it always runs and collects in corner of eye. I see lots of entertainers wearing this look. So I know it can be done. I am new to this site any help greatly appreciated.

 

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Puppy Barks When Yelled At?Every time I punish my 10 weeks old pit bull for chewing stuff and peeing in the house by yelling at her, she fights back by barking aggressively at me. Is this normal? Or should I just leave her alone because she is to young to learn?

 

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Looking For Kwik Sew Pattern #3558?I am looking for the pattern Kwik Sew 3558. Does anyone know where I can find it and the price? I have asked JoAnn Fabric in Grand Island, NE and they do not care the Kwik Sew patterns.

 

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Looking For Information On Convection Ovens?I would appreciate some info on convection ovens. If possible could someone send in a picture of one because I have no idea what they look like. I would like to find out the size and the approximate price. I am sure there is a range of prices. Also, could you tell me what you like or dislike about them.

 

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Looking For Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler Recipe?I'm looking for an easy blackberry cobbler recipe with a lot of dough in it. The old fashion type. Thanks.

 

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Ideas For a Mother's Day Party?I need Mother's Day Party ideas. I've been asked to come up with a list of "Mother Types" ie oldest mother, youngest mother. I really can't think of much beyond those, and am not having any luck searching. It is at my Church May 10th. Any help would make my day. Thanks in advance.

 

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Pressure Cooker Vs. Crock Pot?Is a pressure cooker worth the investment? How does it differ from a crock pot?

 

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Pattern For Crocheted John Deere Slippers?I know I saw somewhere a pair of crochet John Deere like slippers. Would anyone happen to have that pattern? I have a cousin that loves to ride on the JD with his Grandpa, and I know he'd love these.

 

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Where to Purchase Ready Made Waffle Bowls?Does anyone know where you can purchase waffle bowls already made?

 

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Fixing Scratch On Laminate Wood Floors?My husband and I just installed Swift Lock Laminate wood floors this weekend. When he was moving our entertainment center back in he didn't pick it up off the floor and now we have a line all across the floor. It's not a scratch so much as I think he just rubbed the finish off some. He left the same mark in our kitchen laminate floors. I tried baking soda and water, but this didn't work. Any other ideas?

 

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Elastic That Stretches Horizontally?I'm looking for elastic for sewing that stretches horizontally instead of vertically. I really need black in a strip about 22 inches long. Does anyone know where I can get something like this?

 

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Looking For Discount Effusion Lamp Supplies?I have been making my own fragrances for my effusion lamp and want to make some of my own lamps. I have my own ceramic shop but am not having much luck in finding the supplies for the top of the effusion lamp that's a price within reason as I'm looking to sell these at local craft fairs.

 

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Creamy Rice Pudding?I am looking for an easy, creamy rice pudding recipe. All the recipes I have tried are too dry to enjoy. Thank you in advance for any help.

 

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Looking For Recipes Using Dried Beans?I know that using dried beans is more economical and that we should get more protein and fiber into our diets. I just haven't been able to find any recipes that actually look GOOD. Does anyone have any tried and true recipes that are tasty too?

 

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Getting A Job At The Port Of Tacoma?I am a hostler for a large logistics co. How do I get a job at the Port of Tacoma?

 

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Instructions For Pixie Bow Maker?I purchased a vintage pixie bow maker at a garage sale. It doesn't have instructions with it. Are there instructions on the web for using it? Thanks.

 

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Making Party Favors Using Candles?I am trying to come up with an idea for favors for a women's retreat using a 2 inch candle. Any suggestions? I thought about wrapping it in netting, but can't think of a cute saying for it.

 

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Removing Graffiti From Vinyl Fencing?I am trying to find out as much info as possible in trying to remove graffiti from vinyl fencing and garage doors.

 

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Making A Cactus Out Of Chicken Wire?I need to make a Cactus out of chicken wire or something for VBS. HELP!

 

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Removing Paint Dust On Clothing?How does one clean paint off shorts. I was outside with a nephew, I closed a barn door and the paint brushed off on my shorts. It is not wet paint, the barn has not been painted in a few years. It's like paint dust.

 

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Converting Built In Dishwasher To Be Portable?My DH (bless his heart), got a dishwasher for me from a friend, unfortunately, it is a built in. I need a portable one. Is there any possible way to convert this into a portable that I can roll up to my sink and hook the hose up to my faucet so I can use this? Any advise is greatly appreciated. Thank You in advance!

 

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Looking For Peacevine Tomato Plants? I'm looking for Peacevine tomato plants and I can't seem to find any gardening site or nursery catalog that carries the plants. Not even the company "Seeds Of Change" that developed it. Can anyone tell me a source or maybe have plants I can buy or trade for. All I can seem to find are the seeds and that's not an option where I live.

 

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Growing Hibiscus Trees In Tennessee?I have moved from Florida to Tennessee and found they are selling Hibiscus trees. Can I plant them here? I was told at the nursery that I bought them that they are a perennial and I wouldn't have to bring them in for winter. True or false? I live 40 miles north of Chattanooga. Thanks.

 

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Products Containing EDTA?Has anyone used any of the products containing EDTA? I have been diagnosed with 90% clogged carotids. I have no insurance to pay for surgery and ran across several ads online for products with this chemical.

 

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Getting Rid Of Ants Using Peanut Butter Recipe?Looking for the post about getting rid of ants using peanut butter, sugar and 1 other ingredient.

 

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Using Olive Oil To Remove Paint?How can I get paint of my sofa? I did read a thing about olive oil but I don't know how to apply it. Thanks.

 

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Reviews Of TV Converter Boxes?Any TV converter box brand or features you'd like to recommend or vice versa?

 

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Trouble With A Sewing Machine?I was trying to fix a sluggish and squeaky sewing machine. I somehow managed to make it worse. The problem is the big wheel on the right hand side doesn't catch and therefore will spin and not move the "works" up and down like it is supposed to. The belt is on and I have cleaned and oiled every moving part I can find. Any ideas? It is a Simplicity Classic.

 

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Dog Is Aggressive Towards My New Dogs?I have had my Jack Russell Terrier since she was a couple of months old and she's 3 now and very aggressive for no reason. If anyone goes near her bones or toys, she snaps. If anyone tries to move her off the bed, she snaps. I had another dog I had to get rid of since my Jack Russell kept attacking my other dog.

 

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Dogs Are Always Smelly?I have 2 mastiffs and I can't get rid of the stink. They both have allergies. They are on a vet approved diet, bathed once a week with a vet approved shampoo and still come out with a wet dog smell. It just gets worse as the week goes by. I can't get rid of it. What can I do. Any suggestions.

 

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