June 19, 2008

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Recipes

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Homemade Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Drink MixMix all ingredients and store in airtight container. To make cup of hot chocolate, mix 1/4 cup dry mix with one cup boiling water. You can add some spices like cinnamon or vanilla flavor, if desired.

 

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Herbed Summer Squash CasseroleCook squash and onion in a small amount of boiling salted water in saucepan for 5 minutes. Drain squash well. Fold in carrots and squash, blending thoroughly. Spread half of stuffing in bottom of 7x12 inch baking dish.

 

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Glazed Peach PieCrush enough peaches to make 1 cup, leaving the rest sliced. Combine crushed peaches with water, sugar and cornstarch. Bring to a boil. Cook over low heat until clear, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add margarine.

 

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Healthy Dog Treat RecipesHere is some top sellers that dogs keep begging for more. All ingredients are organic. But how you choose to make each recipe is up to you. Recipes scaled down from original.

 

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Easy Easy Pound Cake in a Bundt PanMix all together with beaters and pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 40-50 minutes (check with toothpick). Let cool in bundt pan for 20 minutes before inverting onto plate.

 

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GuacamoleMash peeled avocados. Add remaining ingredients except chips; stir to mix well. Serve with chips.

 

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Quick Cherry CobblerMelt margarine in 8x12 inch baking dish. Spoon in cherries. Combine remaining ingredients in bowl, stirring until smooth. Pour over cherries. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes. Serve with ice cream.

 

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Cheese-Stuffed EggplantCut eggplant in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp to within 1/2 inch of edge. Bring 2 cups water, salt and 2 tablespoons lemon juice to a boil in 3 qt. saucepan. Place eggplant shells in boiling water; cover. Parboil for 5 minutes.

 

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Easy RollsRecipes for Easy Rolls

 

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Onion CasseroleMy family loves onions, especially Vidalia onions, and this casserole was invented as a way to use the last four onions prior to shopping for more.

 

Articles

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Checking Fuel Level in a Propane TankThere's nothing worse than running out of fuel halfway through grilling. If your grill doesn't have a gas gauge, use this technique to estimate how much gas is left in the tank. Start by bringing a cup or so of water to a boil in a small saucepan or glass measuring cup (if using a microwave).

 

Hideaway Stairs Insulation

Insulating Hideaway StairsTo help with heating and cooling our house, we insulated over our hideaway attic stairs by making a box type frame out of Styrofoam insulation to fit over the stairs opening.

 

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Use Baby Wipes For Cleaning EyesWhen I woke up with one eye sealed shut, I knew I needed to clean the area. I didn't want to use face cloths because if it was "pink eye" or conjunctivitis, it could spread. I had some baby wipes with Aloe, Vitamin E and NO alcohol and tried them. They worked GREAT! The condition improved quickly and healed in a few days. I was impressed. Now, I also use them on my dogs' eyes when they are weepy. I'm a believer.

 

decorated baby jars

Baby Food Jar Tea LightsWondering what to do with baby food jars? Make tea lights! Brush etching cream on jar. No need to do the rim or the bottom. Let sit overnight. Be sure to place the jar on a thick rag or towel to protect your work surface.

 

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Use and Store Each Year's Photo Memory CardMany of us now have digital cameras and if you are like me, the pictures rarely go any farther than the computer. We tend to buy the biggest memory cards that hold sometimes 600 pictures.

 

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Frugal Trips To The MoviesI bought this large purse at a garage sale that works perfect for storing your snacks and drinks in. We never go to the new release shows, because they soon will be out at Dollar Theaters. My kids and I go to the Dollar Tree and I let them pick out 1 snack.

 

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Welcome Bags for Babies in the NICUNew moms usually get the basic plain diaper bag that let's face it most of us do not use. I got to thinking about the idea of making "welcome bags" for the new mommies and their newest addition(s) to their families.

 

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Product Review: Wonder Wafers Air FreshenerHey, wanted to pass something out here. I found really good scents for your home, car, anywhere you want. It's pretty new out, I suppose. It is called Wonder Wafers. Thought I'd pass this on to everyone. So far I'm liking the smell, great to put in your vent in your home, also in furnace filter.

 

My Frugal Life: A House Full Of LoveSeven children, three in college, one pay check, and a house full of love is my motivation to be frugal. My competitive nature makes it a game that I must win.

 

Plants Along Driveway

Recommendations For Plants Along DrivewayCan anyone suggest a good tree and bush to go up our 280 foot driveway. We had some and had to yank them out to do a sewer. I would like a tree about 20+ feet tall for privacy, fast growing, small roots as we have a about a 5 foot wide area between driveways.

 

Barkley (Lab/Beagle)

Barkley (Lab/Beagle)Barkley is almost 4 1/2 years old and is a lab/beagle mix. He was left in the dumpster in a box, outside my work in Hinesville, GA. It was October 2003. At the time, we were stationed at Fort Stewart, GA

 

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Buy Marked Down Pastries And Freeze ThemTired of buying those expensive snacks for school? I try to do my shopping early in the morning because our local store has a display of doughnuts, muffins, etc., marked down. I buy these marked down items and place them in our freezer.

 

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Use Paint Stir Sticks for Plant MarkersIf you garden, save any extra or leftover paint stir sticks. They make great markers for your plants in the garden. Just write the plant name on them in permanent magic marker.

 

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Use Glow Bracelets for Nighttime Power OutagesJust crack a glow bracelet open and hang it on your little one's door knob. This way, if the electricity goes out during the night, your child will still be able to find their way to their door and then will be able to use the glow bracelet as a little flashlight.

 

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Store Parenting Essentials in a Separate BackpackI'm a mom of four young kids and I'm constantly packing a ton of stuff with me. When I started feeling like a pack mule in the grocery store, I decided I needed to do something different.

 

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Check Boating or Sporting Goods Stores For Shoe DealsBoating stores have great sales on boat shoes and other sporting shoes! My husband is addicted to Topsider sailing moccasins gotten on sale.

 

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Use Fishing Line for Cake CutterFishing line is a great cake cutter when you want to avoid the cake and icing transferring to the next piece. We did this at my wedding to avoid the vanilla and chocolate cake from mixing and making the icing on the cake look sloppy.

 

Rainbow Sunbeams

Scenery: Rainbow SunbeamsHave no idea how the lighting did this but I thought it was beautiful, like a rainbow.

 

Questions

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Red Ash Stains on Clothing?How do I remove red ash stains from white jeans?

 

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Crafts Using Lace Bodice From Dress?I have a Mother of the Bride's dress that I will not wear again. It is ivory colored with an overlay of beautiful open lace over the bodice. I would like to take the lace and "recycle" the lace bodice into a craft that would be a unique addition to my decor. Any suggestions?

 

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Looking For 1970's Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe?Does anyone have the crockpot spaghetti sauce recipe that was in the booklet packed with the Crockpot in the mid-1970s?

 

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12 HP Craftsman Riding Mower Stalls?I have a 12 HP craftsman riding mower. When it gets hot it begins to miss a stumble. If I continue to use it I have to have it choked, if I keep going it then stalls. What do you think is causing this?

 

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Party Favors For Girls?Some time ago I had read about someone mentioning giving party favors for girls, with things like, "Rock, because you are my rock", etc. Does anyone know where it was posted?

 

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Making Paper Bags From Newspaper?When I was growing up, my mother who was a public health nurse, used to make paper bags from newspapers. She did this by folding several sheets of newspapers. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks.

 

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Removing Baked On Soap From Car Window?How can you get baked on soap off car windows? I have tried acetone, Windex, mineral spirits, and Spic n Span. None of them have worked. Where we used "elbow grease" there is still a residue that won't come off.

 

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Do HHO Gas Generators Work?Last week, I was at my local mechanic's shop. He began telling me about someone who had installed an HHO gas generator. This person is also a customer of the same mechanic, so I was wondering, do HHO gas generators actually work?

 

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Rhubarb Jam Made With Jello?I recently got a recipe for rhubarb jam that calls for 3 packages of jell-o, but it doesn't say what size jell-o. Has any tried this recipe and what size jell-o did you use? Thanks.

 

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Float Theme: "Sharing: Love and Understanding for All"?I'm in charge of building a float. The theme is "Sharing: Love and Understanding For All". Any ideas would really help.

 

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Alba 77 Shake Recipe?We love Alba 77 shakes, does anyone have a 'make your own' recipe?

 

Housebreaking A Husky Mix?We have a Husky/German Shephard mix. Annika is approx. 1 and a half. She came to live with us by way of my brother. He had a big back yard for her to run and play in and she was not used to a leash when we got her. My brother soon realized that he doesn't have time for a dog, so she has come to live with my husband and I.

 

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Free Desktop Icons?Where can I find cute, free desk top icons?

 

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Cleaning an Iron's Soleplate?How do I clean the soleplate of my iron?

 

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Are Grounds From Flavored Coffee Good For Roses?I've heard that used coffee grounds are good for rose bushes. Can the grounds from flavored coffees also be used?

 

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Tinkerbell Centerpiece Ideas?Any suggestions for baby shower center pieces with Tinkerbell as the theme?

 

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Red Ash Stains on Clothing?How do I remove red ash stains from white jeans?

 

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When to Replant Flower Bed After Using Natural Weed Killer?If I use a natural grass killer in my rock garden, i.e. vinegar, salt, boiling water, etc., will I be successful in reseeding with wild flowers after rinsing the ground thoroughly with water?

 

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Lawn Mower Blades Will Not Spin?Does anyone know what are some common cause of why my MTD Lawnmower's blades will not spin?

 

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Reviews For Mosquito Traps?Does anyone have any experience/advice about mosquito traps? We live by the river and I am looking at the Mosquito Deleto by Coleman. There are other brands and I would appreciate some reviews. Thanks in advance.

 

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Finding a Fold Up Bicycle?I had not heard of a fold up bicycle before. Where can one look to find them?

 

Deer Deterrents?How do I keep deer from eating my tulips once they have bloomed?

 

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Keeping My Face Oil Free?Dose anybody have tips to keeping my face grease free?

 

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Breakfast Bread Recipe?When I was growing up my Mom used to make a bread that she called breakfast bread. I remember that it had raisins and wheat germ in it - it was very dense and we would slice, toast, and top with butter.

 

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Getting Money At Anniversary Party For A Vacation?My parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. My sisters and I are planning a surprise party with approximately 150 people. We are paying for everything ourselves but are hoping my parents will receive enough in gifts to go on a vacation.

 

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My Son Turns 8 on August 8, 2008?My child is turning 8 on 08/08/08. Is this considered a Golden Birthday or something else. I think this is very odd. Any others that has had birthdays like this?

 

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