May 7, 2008

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Royal Pistachio CakeMix cake mix, 3 eggs, 1 pkg. pudding, water, oil and milk on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add 2 eggs and second box of pudding mix. Bake in greased and floured angel food pan at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until done.

 

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Six Layer DinnerPlace ingredients in order listed in a broad, shallow, greased baking dish. Sprinkle salt and pepper on each layer. Bake 2 hours at 350 degrees F.

 

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Morning Orange DrinkThis is really great in the summer when you really would like something cool other then hot to drink in the morning

 

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Toffee Ice Cream PieMix chocolate wafer crumbs and butter; press in a 9x13 inch pan and refrigerate. Put candy bars in refrigerator to harden, then crush. Mix ice cream with candy and pour into crust; freeze overnight.

 

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1 Hour Dinner Rolls ItalianoMix well together: 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and seasoning. Heat milk, water and butter till warm (120-130 degrees F). Add to flour mixture. Add egg. Mix at low speed until moist. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed.

 

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Party Pink SaladIn saucepan, bring fruit cocktail to a boil and add strawberry gelatin (no water). Mix well and cool. Fold in cottage cheese, Cool Whip and nuts. Pour into a mold and chill until firm.

 

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Cranberry Sweet Potato BakeThis is a really easy recipe that uses a small amount of ingredients, is delicious, formal, and loved by kids.

 

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Macaroni CasseroleTwo recipes for Macaroni Casserole

 

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Slightly Swedish MeatballsUsing your favorite recipe for meatballs or purchased frozen meatballs, brown in a skillet. Add 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, 1 can of coconut milk, and 1/2 cup minced parsley (optional).

 

Articles

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Sugar Scrub For Mother's DayFor Mother's Day, I am making my mom and mother-in-law a homemade sugar scrub as part of their gifts. They are easy to make, economical, and much healthier than store bought scrubs. Here is the recipe:

 

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A Mother's Day Memory BoxThis is a great gift for the new mom or grandma or to start a new tradition. A Mother's Day Box is a wooden box that will store all the Mother's Day cards, pictures, dried flowers, etc., every year from the child (ren).

 

What Is Max Thinking?We can only imagine what he must be thinking. . . My precious baby grandson, Max.

 

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Use Febreeze For Ash TraysFor people who smoke. If you are sick of the ash trays smelling up your house, clean them with febreeze.

 

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Keep Cats Off Kitchen CountersMy cat used to get up on my kitchen countertops (always looking for food) until my mother told me to point a spray bottle with water in it at him. At first I had to actually spray him several times.

 

Flowered hat door decoration.

Flowered HatThis is a simple, very inexpensive project that you can make for your own front door, but also makes a great Mother's Day gift for a mom or grandmother.

 

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Using Bleach To Remove Stubborn Cat Pee Smell from CarpetHow to remove that cat pee smell from carpet

 

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Rice Warming Plllow For Earaches And RelaxationIf you have children with frequent earaches, here is a great tip: Get a clean sock and fill with 1/2 cup or so of regular white rice. Make a knot just above the rice leaving a bit of "wiggle room". Just put in the microwave for about 30 - 40 seconds at med-high, testing periodically for comfort.

 

Scrap Fabric Pencil Holder

Craft Project: Scrap Fabric Pencil HolderDon't throw out those small pieces of fabric that are leftover from other projects. Save them for new projects, such as this cute pencil holder made from a tin can.

 

Max with Pooh toy.

Max (Rhodesian Ridgeback/Chow)Max D. Bear is 15 years old. He is part Rhodesian Ridgeback and part Chow and all sweetheart. We rescued him as a puppy from the local animal shelter.

 

Mauve butterfly note cards.

Butterfly Note CardsShaped note cards are fun and easy to create. They are great for gift-giving.

 

Thrifty Cutworm Collars

Thrifty Cutworm CollarsIf you garden in an area where you have to protect your tomato and pepper plants from cutworms, my husband has come up with a simple and free method.

 

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Using Broken Tape MeasureDon't throw out that broken tape measure! I used my tape measure that was broken. It would not retract back into the case, so I cut the tape into different lengths.

 

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Use Vinegar On Windshield WipersTo extend the life of your car's windshield wipers, wipe the blade with a rag that was soaked in white vinegar. This softens and refreshes the wiper blade. A cheap and effective treatment.

 

Recycled Flower Pot
with Coffee Filter Flowers

Recycled Flower Pot with Coffee Filter FlowersThis bright, pretty flower pot is easy enough for kids to make and perfect for holding coffee filter flowers. Or, you could plant a real flower in the pot by adding some potting soil and some seeds.

 

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Allow Jar Candles To Melt When Using OvenI placed a half used scented candle in a jar on my stove for show. That evening when I was making dinner and using the oven, I had forgotten to take the candle from the stove. Oh, the smell was wonderful!

 

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Mother's Day Picture FrameMake a square frame using four popsicle sticks. Glue construction paper to the back of them. Have the child draw a picture of themselves or them and their mommy. Decorate it as you'd like using glitter, stickers, whatever you'd like.

 

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Mother's Day CookbookMy little grandsons (Jonny, nearly 4, and Joey, 20 months) are elbow deep in a project for Mother's Day for their mommy, other grandma, and day care provider. We are making a cookbook of their favorite meals and snacks. I am taking tons of pictures of them "fixing" the food.

 

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Use Holiday Chocolate for Grating or CurlingHoliday solid chocolate figures, such as Easter bunnies, Santas, or Valentine's hearts, are perfect for grating for dessert toppings. Buy several after season when they are clearanced and store them in your freezer.

 

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Buy Vacation Gifts At Regular StoresWhen traveling, on vacation etc, Don't buy from the gift shop. Check out department stores, dollar stores, Walgreens etc. One can find a large variety of small gift items with the name of the location at very good prices. Just takes a little looking.

 

Questions

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Attaching Mirror Pieces To Bowling Ball?I'm decorating old bowling balls with old mirror parts. What is the best way to break an old thick mirror and the best way to attach it to the bowling ball?

 

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Removing Marker From A Box?How do you take black marker off a box? Its just a puzzle box, but I need to take off the marker. HELP ANYONE?

 

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Decorating A Straw Hat For Mother's Day?I need ideas for how to decorate a straw hat for a mother's day banquet.

 

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Looking For Easy, Plus Size Clothing Patterns?I am new at sewing and would love to find easy, PLUS size clothes patterns. Any help would be very much appreciated.Thanks and God Bless!

 

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Craft Ideas For Mission Trip?In July I will be going on a mission trip to the Ensenada area of Mexico with Azusa Pacific U on a Family Mission trip. The groups are split up and do construction work for the church they are assigned to and a VBS for children. They also do crafts with the ladies.

 

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Make Your Own Car Air Freshener?Did anyone ever get the recipe for the gel looking, cookie cutter shaped air fresheners being sold at craft fairs for 4.95 each with rope tied through top for hanging? I would like to make my own instead of buying and looking for them elsewhere. Hard to find.

 

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White Flowers That Bloom In June?I am throwing a graduation for my granddaughter in June. The theme is black and white so I want to know what White flowers are in bloom in June. Can I plant seeds this late to bloom in June, which will be hot about 80. I will need a lot.

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper: Village Wallpaper #5812111?I am desperately trying to locate a wall paper pattern. I ran out about 10 feet short of finishing my project. The wallpaper is from Village Wallpaper. The pattern is Cranberry Orchard Toss and the pattern number is 5812111. It is from their Absolutely Vintage book. Someone please help me find it.

 

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