June 11, 2008

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Recipes

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BLT Wrap with Avocado SpreadCombine avocado, sour cream, lemon juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and a dash of salt. Blend with fork until smooth. Spread each warmed tortilla with 3 tablespoons {or a bit more} of the avocado spread.

 

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Cod Fillet SupremePlace cod fillets in buttered casserole. Sprinkle crab meat on top. Pour soup over crab meat. Sprinkle Swiss cheese over top. Garnish with almonds. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours.

 

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Chicken PilafSaute celery and onion in butter in skillet until tender. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.

 

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Tomato and Green Chile SalsaI like to eat it fresh, but it needs a day or two days for the flavors to blend. This can also be hot packed for canning.

 

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Squash-Stuffed TomatoesSlice stem end from each tomato. Scoop out centers with spoon, reserving pulp. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Invert on paper towel and let stand for 30 minutes.

 

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Cheesy ChickenCombine garlic and corn oil, letting stand for 20 minutes before removing garlic. Mix next 5 ingredients in bowl. Dip chicken pieces in garlic oil, then in crumb mixture.

 

Mother's Day Hat Cake

Mother's Day Hat CakeBake a round cake and the other half of mix in a round oven safe bowl. Frost the round layer place the bowl shaped layer on top and frost. Flatten each gummie with rolling pin.

 

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Chicken OleCombine first 7 ingredients in large bowl, mixing well. Cut tortillas into 1 1/2 inch strips. Layer chicken mixture, tortilla strips and cheese in buttered 9x13 baking dish, repeating until all ingredients are used ending with cheese.

 

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Chocolate Chip Pecan BarsCream sugar with shortening. Add eggs and flavoring and beat until fluffy. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder and add to first mixture. Beat well. Add chocolate chips and pecans.

 

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SpatzThis is an old family recipe. In a 2 quart saucepan melt margarine, add garlic, and onion, boil until onion is nicely translucent. At the same time, boil your noodles until done. Now drain your noodles, pour your butter sauce over the noodles, add your swiss cheese, salt and mustard.

 

Articles

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Have Doctor Check Your Magnesium LevelIf you have muscle spasms a lot and are diabetic, when your doctor sends you for lab work, be sure he tests your magnesium level as well as your vitamin B-12 level. I've been deficient in both, all because of my diabetes medicines deleting these valuable nutrients from my body.

 

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Keep Garden Tools in Oiled SandThose old, rusty, should-have-taken-care-of-them gardening tools you used last year stand a fighting chance this season with this ingenious storage solution.

 

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Tell Retailers You Saw It Cheaper to Get a DiscountI was reading an article about the retail business I thought I could pass around. If you are in the market for some of the "big ticket stuff", try this when you go shopping. I read where these businesses are so hard up for a sale, you can get at least 10% off a purchase.

 

Chili (Long Haired Chihuahua)

Chili (Long Haired Chihuahua)Chili is 3.5 years old and a purebred Long Haired Chihuahua. I bought her from a friend in Las Vegas, NV. in 2004

 

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Move Large Houseplants to Your Patio for SummerIf you have large house plants, place them outside near your patio doors. The plants will get extra sun in the summer and they will keep the sun out of the inside of your home.

 

Cat ceramic decorated.

Millefiore Appliqued Paint Using Gallery GlassYou will need three different colors (tubes) of "Gallery Glass", a product by PLAID. On a sheet of picture glass or a piece of freezer paper shiny side up, form nickle size drops of color one. Make about a hundred dots. Now, make a second smaller dot in the center of the first dots.

 

Berry Basket FrameFor a unique Father's Day gift, use the bottom of a berry basket to create a one-of-a-kind frame for dad on his special day.

 

Two Styrofoam balls, one painted and melted and one unpainted.

How to Paint StyrofoamStyrofoam is a basic element to many craft projects. It can be used with different shapes, styles, and mediums. However, because of its bland appearance, Styrofoam also often needs to be painted.

 

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Mend Clothing Right AwayI learned early on, as I learned to sew, to keep small areas on home made or store bought clothes repaired before they got worse. I have known people who never repaired these areas. They would wear the item till it was unrepairable or very obvious, then get something new.

 

Fussy cut quilt.

Granny Quilt With Novelty PrintsI had a lot of novelty print scraps of fabric. I started cutting my scraps into 1 1/2 inch strips for rag rugs. Then I thought, "What better use can I get of these cute motifs?", a quilt of course.

 

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Beware the Cost of Repairing Your CarI wanted to mention to all Thrifty car buyers to beware of the cost to replace parts on your economical car. I firmly believe the manufacturer does not make money on an economical car you purchase because they make up for the loss through the replacement parts you will need to fix your car.

 

Scenery: "We Come In Peace.""We come in peace."

 

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Use Hair Butterfly Clips for OrganizingHave you cut your hair lately? If so, do you have those big butterfly clips left over with no where to go? Turn them upside down and clip recipes in them, mail to go out, messages for family members, bills, family photos, or recycled note pads.

 

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Adjusting Your Own EyewearYou can make minor adjustments to your eyewear yourself. Glasses, sunglasses and even sunglass clips can be gently tweaked to get them to both fit better generally and also to get them back into alignment. Take off your glasses and see how the ear pieces are lined up.

 

Craft Project: Photo Wallet CardThis compact collage serves as a portable photo album and keeps Dad's favorite faces all in one neat place.

 

Heart shaped shirt and tie Father's Day card.

Father's Day CardShow Dad how much you appreciate him with a handmade card that is sure to make him smile. This gorgeous heart-shaped card uses cardstock, decorative paper, buttons and a faux stitch technique.

 

Fast Growing Evergreen Trees

Fast Growing Evergreen TreesI am looking for suggestions for fast growing evergreen trees. However, I am not interested in the cylinder shaped "privacy" trees that I see everywhere.

 

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Knitting Needle Alternative: Chubby PencilsI got psyched by the suggestion of using chop sticks as knitting needles and used the round Korean ones with the pointed tips, but the resulting gauge was really too small to make a narrow scarf out of the ball of bargain fun fur I had picked up.

 

Finding the Silver Lining Behind the Gas PricesThere's not much that would make me happier than seeing a dollar sign followed by the number two at gas stations. I long for the days that I complained about gas prices exceeding $2 per gallon. However, there's little that I can do to find immediate relief, so I'm going to try to make the best of things.

 

Mug with butterscotch candy in it.

Father's Day "Beer" MugHere's a fun, inexpensive and easy to make Father's Day gift.

 

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Freezing Blended FruitMy granddaughter and I love fruit. We really miss it in the winter time. I don't like fruit after it has been frozen so I tried experimenting with strawberries and found a delicious way to have them all year.

 

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Chili for a CrowdIt keeps great in the freezer. Makes enough for 6 - 8 people.

 

Hand saw shaped magnet.

Best Dad I Ever "Saw" MagnetThis is an easy recycled craft for Father's Day that kids can make for their dad out of an empty Pringles container. Since you are using hot glue, an adult needs to help.

 

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Quilt Batting With Recycled Plastic BagsI normally use cloth bags for groceries, but occasionally forget to put them back in the car, so I have a few plastic bags in the house. I picked up a footstool with a vinyl top and wooden legs at a yard sale for $1.00.

 

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Collect Aluminum Cans When WalkingWhen I am out walking, which I do several mornings a week, I pick up any aluminum cans I see. We live in a nice neighborhood and it amazes me the amount of aluminum cans thrown out of cars as litter.

 

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Schedule Appointments on the Same DayWith gasoline prices so high, a couple we know tries to make several of their doctors' visits all in one day. They always carry the other doctor's phone numbers, so they can call if they are going to be late and need to reschedule.

 

Questions

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Planting Tomatoes On HayHow do you plant tomatoes on hay?

 

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Freezing RibsHow can I freeze ribs before I BBQ them?

 

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Removing Sharpie from a Painted BrickI need to remove sharpie from a painted brick. It has been settled for about 5 days now. It is very important that I do not damage the paint on the brick. I've read that the magic eraser does wonders, but I cannot risk the chance of it messing up the paint.

 

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Removing Sudo Cream From MicrofiberHow do you remove Sudo Cream from a microfiber couch. My two year old had a little fun the other day.

 

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Curling Leaves On Stevia PlantMy Stevia plant has leaves that are curling, why? What should I do?

 

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Using Microfiber Clothes In Shark Steam MopI have the Shark Steam Mop S3101A. Instead of spending $40 for 4 extra pads I was wondering if anyone has used the microfiber cloths sold in the stores? Did you have to double it?

 

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Using Leftover Lemon SlicesI ended up with a gallon bag of lemon slices from a friend's wedding. What can I do with them all? Thanks!

 

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Removing Beer Bottle LabelsHow do I remove beer bottle labels?

 

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Washer Leaving Rusty Stains On ClothingMy washing machine is ruining my clothes. It leaves dark orange stains on everything. What can I do to solve this problem? I have hard water, but my machine is leaving these rusty looking stains on just about everything but black clothes. Help!

 

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Hives After Eating Ice CreamI ate some new flavor of Dove ice cream, now I have hives. How can I get rid of them?

 

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Prepare for Winter Before It ArrivesWhat can I do now, to be prepared for this year's winter? Any ideas on anything will be appreciated. Thanks.

 

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Saving Money On BBQ For 50 PeopleI have planned a backyard BBQ for my daughter's 8th birthday. Our guest list this year became a little larger than expected. Can anyone help me save money on a party for at least 50 people or more?

 

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Dog Keeps Eating FlowersDoes anyone have a problem with their dogs eating flowers? My dogs will either eat flowers I plant or pull them up after I have gone in. I'm just about ready to stop planting because of my dogs messing up all my hard work! Are they missing something in their diet maybe?

 

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Repairing Rubber Flip FlopsDoes anyone have a simple, fast way to repair flip flops? My DD's are slightly torn where the strap goes into sole. The strap will not stay in so she can wear them, and not sure what kind of glue would work on foam rubber flip flops.

 

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Infestation Of Tiny Red And Green BugsOvernight there was a bug infestation of tiny red and green bugs, what are they? More than 90% are dead. We sprayed and washed and a couple pop up, even in other rooms.

 

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Using A Wooden Gun CabinetMy husband has a beautiful cedar gun cabinet with a glass door and double door storage space on the bottom. However, for safety reasons, we just bought a large gun safe and now we would like to use this wooden gun cabinet in another way. Other than a curio cabinet, any suggestions?

 

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Am I Charging Enough for a Cleaning Job?Have been in Alabama 2 years now from London, England and have been cleaning houses. I do windows, walls, housework and takes me 4 hours. I move things around to clean, they have 7 kids, and I really work hard nonstop. I get $40 dollars for the 4 hours.

 

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