May 15, 2008

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Mandarin SaladMix all dressing ingredients together and chill. Cook almonds and sugar in small pan, stirring until almonds are coated and sugar dissolved; set aside. Mix lettuces, celery and onion in salad bowl and refrigerate.

 

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Cheesy Baked CornMix ingredients and place in buttered casserole dish. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F.

 

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Diabetic Rhubarb and Strawberry PieSince summer is almost here and it is time for strawberry and rhubarb, I wanted to send this recipe in. It is a Diabetic recipe and I know you do not get a lot of these and they are just as good made this way. Or you can make it like you normally would.

 

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Lemon Pound CakeUsing high speed, mix margarine, sugar and oil until smooth. Add 3 cups flour, 1 cup at a time. Add milk and eggs, 1 at a time. Beat well after each egg. Add vanilla and lemon extract.

 

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Fancy Mixed Veggie Saute'Put all ingredients in a medium saucepan with 2 cups of warm water, bring to a boil, simmer over low heat for 4 minutes. Drain off any extra liquid, toss onto colorful platter, and serve while still hot! Enjoy!

 

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Beef and Bean Supper DishBrown and drain ground beef and onion. Add rest of ingredients. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes to blend flavors.

 

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Make Your Own Turkish CoffeeTurkish coffee is a slightly spiced, strong coffee that is usually served in small cups. You can make your own easily.

 

Articles

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Pack Kids Clothing By Outfit For CampKids going to camp? --- Here's a great way to organize their clothes. I have a son with autism who has some difficulty picking out his own clothes, so I came up with this and the camp loves it!

 

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Multipurpose Bath ProductsDid you know that you can multipurpose many bath and body products? For instance, I like to purchase scented bubble bath at the dollar store and use that for my hand soap. It's not only cheaper than hand soap but, and here is what I like, it comes in so many more scent choices.

 

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Homemade Spray for Rose BushesShake well. Spray every 8 to ten days. Water well before and after spraying. Don't spray blooms and don't wash spray off. Make new spray each time you spray as the chlorine content will weaken

 

Ahchee (Chihuahua)Ahchee is 8 years old and a Chihuahua. I got her from a lady the year my oldest son graduated from high school. She was my birthday present to myself, born 4 days after my birthday.

 

Fabric Softener

Dilute Fabric Softener For Twice As MuchI saved one of my empty fabric softener containers and when I bought a new one the same size, I poured 1/2 the contents into the empty, saved, bottle and filled both bottles to the top with water.

 

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Cut Pancakes In Squares For Easy ServingIf you make great pancakes but can never get them all to pour the same sizes, Try this:

 

Gardening: Colorful PotsI like to plant my flowers in pots and use different color combinations. It makes the yard look fun and colorful!

 

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Refill Smaller Oatmeal ContainerI like to buy oatmeal in the large container, but it is too large to keep in the cupboard, so I keep the 18 oz. container and refill it when needed from the larger one.

 

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Plant Corn, Beans and Squash TogetherIn the Three Sisters Garden, Native Americans grew pole beans, corn, and squash all together. How do you grow pole beans on corn. Growing pole beans on corn stalks is a matter of timing.

 

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Use a Reflective Collar for PetsIf your pet goes out at night, be sure to outfit it with a reflective collar. My cat is jet black, so he's invisible at night, but even light colored pets can be hard to see. It only cost a dollar or two more for a reflective collar that may save your pets life!

 

Name painted on rock.

Welcome RockTake a big smooth rock and clean it well, let dry. If the rock is dark, use light colored paints, if light, use dark paints. You could also paint the whole rock one color, but make sure it is dry before painting on the design.

 

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Using a Baking StoneDo I need to preheat my baking stone before I bake pizza? Thanks!

 

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Getting Rid of Digger WaspsWhile repairing a lawn with patch seed, we noticed small yellow jackets coming out of the ground. How can we get rid of the underground nests now, without interfering with the new growth of our lawn. Help!

 

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Looking For Cream Amaryllis BulbsI am looking for a cream amaryllis bulb to purchase. Does anyone know where I might find one?

 

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Ideas for Tin Can BirdhousesI am looking for ideas on how to make tin can birdhouses.

 

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Best Pancake RecipeI am looking for the best pancake recipe.

 

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Wallpapering Over WallpaperMy new place has the old horsehair walls so we can't remove the wallpaper. I need step-by-step instructions for wallpapering over wallpaper. Has anyone done it? How did it look?

 

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Irises Aren't BloomingDoes mowing your Irises after they've bloomed cause them to not bloom again the next year? I'm not much of a gardener, which is probably obvious. We've had them planted for several years, and they bloomed pretty well for the first 2-3 years.

 

Getting Rid of Weeds To Plant Ground CoverCan you tell me, do I have to remove the roots of weeds or can I just cut them down? I had spent hours breaking my back last yr digging up the weeds out of my flower beds and cannot bear to do it again, now with neck problems etc.

 

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