July 1, 2008

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Marinated Vidalia OnionsCombine sugar, vinegar and 2 cups water in large bowl, stirring to dissolve sugar. Separate onion slices into rings. Marinate overnight. Drain onions thoroughly.

 

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Stuffed Mushroom CapsRemove stems from mushrooms. Marinate caps for 1 hour in soy sauce. Chop stems finely. Combine stems with remaining ingredients in bowl, mixing well. Drain mushroom caps. Stuff caps with meat mixture.

 

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Chocolate Syrup CakeCombine first 4 ingredients and 1 cup water in mixing bowl, beating until well mixed. Pour 2/3 of the batter into greased and floured bundt pan. Add chocolate syrup to remaining batter, mixing well.

 

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Deviled Ham Egg SaladBoil a dozen eggs. When cooled, peel and then slice eggs long way. Take out yolk, add one can of deviled ham, a couple dashes of hot sauce (more if you like it hot), sweet pickle relish ...

 

Runza: The Original Hot Pocket

Runza: The Original Hot PocketThis Russian inspired stuffed sandwiches have the fillings baked along with the bread. Ingredients can vary but this classic Midwestern version has ground beef, onions and cabbage.

 

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Microwave Salmon DumplingsArrange biscuits over bottom of 1 1/2 qt. microwave casserole. Combine remaining ingredients in bowl, blending well. Spoon over biscuits. Microwave on high for 12 minutes, spooning sauce over biscuits after 6 minutes.

 

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Italian Roasted SquashTrim ends from small 2-lb. Acorn Squash. Cut in half; clean out seeds. Slice into 8 portions.

 

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Cheesecake Bread RingDissolve yeast from roll mix in 1/4 cup warm water. Combine roll mix and 1/4 cup sugar in bowl. Add yeast, 1 egg, sour cream and butter, mixing well. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease surface. Chill, covered, for 2-3 hours. Roll into 18 inch circle on floured surface.

 

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Pork Ribs with KrautCook ribs in 3 cups water in large saucepan for 1 1/2 hours or until tender. Add remaining ingredients. Cook for 15 minutes longer. Makes 6 servings.

 

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Heavenly Chocolate Pudding DessertCombine first 3 ingredients in bowl, mixing well. Press into a 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Cream confectioners' sugar and cream cheese together in bowl. Fold in half the Cool Whip.

 

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Fresh Stir-Fry MelangeStir-fry first 10 ingredients in hot oil in skillet over medium-high heat until peppers are crisp-tender. Add vinegar and tomatoes. Cook until heated through.

 

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Light and Crispy Belgian WafflesPreheat traditional waffle iron to medium. Meanwhile, stir flour, Rice Krispies, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in large bowl. Whisk egg yolks, milk, vanilla, and oil together in medium bowl.

 

Articles

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Use Colored Gelatin When Planting Small SeedsIf you are planting very fine seeds, such as carrot, lettuce, or wildflower; mix the seeds with some colored gelatin powder. It really helps to spread the seeds evenly and makes it very easy to see where they've been sown. The gelatin seems to help them grow too!

 

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Run Your Mower Out of Gas Before StoringIf you have a gas lawn mower, every time you use it, before storing it, make sure the mower runs out of gas. You'll stop the carburetor from gumming up. Also, they make a fuel additive for lawn mowers, that helps clean the carburetor.

 

My Frugal Life: A JourneyMy Frugal Journey started when I became a lone parent, my son was 3 years old and I had to find us somewhere to live. I was lucky that I was offered a ...

 

Paper Beads Bracelet Finished

How To Make Paper BeadsMaking paper beads is an easy, fun, and timeless craft activity. You can use the beads for jewelry, decoration, or anything else you usually use beads for. This is a great way to recycle paper, especially all that useless junk mail that piles up.

 

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Use Boiling Water to Remove Candle WaxTo remove candle wax from clothes, you turn them inside out, put the area in which the stain is in, over a pint glass and pour boiling water over it. The glass will catch the wax as it melts.

 

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Hair Spray Tips and Hair Dressing TipsTips for using hair spray. Buy a "Shaper" spray, and a separate "Freezing" spray, generic brands are o.k. Sebastian is one of the originators, I believe, yet there are generics now at great reductions in cost.

 

Gourd Witch

Gourd WitchThings you will need are a small, medium, or large gourd, depending on how big you want her to be. Make sure you wash the gourd with warm soapy water and rinse clean.

 

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Healthy Caramel PopcornTake popcorn that is already popped. Then take 3 tablespoons of peanut butter and mix with 3 tablespoons of honey. Melt together over low heat till runny. (if it needs to be more liquid, add more honey) Pour over the popcorn. Toss well. The kids and adults I have made this for love it.

 

Pots and drip sauces used to make tables.

Terra Cotta Pot TablesThis is just to show you another project you can do with the terra cotta pots. You do the same as the bird bath, just turn the top tray upside down and it is a table.

 

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If Your Watch Becomes MagnetizedThis is a tip to get your watch working again when the second hand is going forward one second and then back one second. If your watch has ever done this, you know just what I mean.

 

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Lipstick Container for Keeping PillsI use a old lipstick container that the lipstick is worn down and cleaned out for a pill container for my purse.

 

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Support Your Daycare ProviderIn a feedback to another post, I read something that got me all riled up. The person said that many people are willing to pay more for lawn work than for child care or to have the inside of the house cleaned.

 

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The Easiest Pineapple Vinaigrette RecipeUse the leftover juice from a can of pineapple, one tablespoon of Italian salad dressing, and one teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. Mix to combine. Goes great on any salad!

 

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A Little Dab Will DoWhen working on craft projects, yourself or with your kids, place a small amount of glue into the bottom of a small bowl. When you need to use the glue, dip the end of a cotton swab into the glue and use it to apply the glue to your project. This will give you just the right amount of glue - no big glue blobs!

 

Wild Rhododendron - Western Washington

Wild Rhododendron - Western WashingtonThis is a wild Rhodie bush. They grow all over here in WA.

 

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Use Shower Curtains To Protect Inside Of VehicleI use old shower curtains to put in the back floor of my explorer for my dogs for when we go to camp and they get very wet. To clean, I just take it out and put it a on clothes line and rinse with a hose.

 

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Happy Birthday USA CupcakesWhen my kids were tiny, I wondered how to teach them the significance of Independence Day. I was reading Sesame Street Magazine with my kids, and saw a page that was entitled, "Happy Birthday, USA!" Then a great idea hit me, what's a birthday without CAKE?

 

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Using Dried Lavender For Your WeddingMy daughter is crafty and she was able to buy a huge amount of high quality - semi dried lavender, on eBay for less then $100.00 total. She made table decorations with the lavender by binding a large bunch together with wire and then ribbons.

 

Questions

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Recipes Using Bamboo Shoots?I was recently given a packet of bamboo shoots in brine. Apart from stir-fry, I have no idea what to do with them. If you have any recipes, please let me know.

 

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A Guide To Household Recycling?I'm interested in recycling my household plastics and cans. Where can I get a free guide sent to me to help me start? Also, any good websites. I have limited space so I can't have bins everywhere. Is there a compact sorting bin that works well and is attractive because it will be out in the open? Thanks for all your help in advance!

 

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Super Glue on Clothing?How do you remove super glue on track suit bottoms? They are mixed fabric, nylon/cotton.

 

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Looking For Recipe For Thai Pork With Garlic and Peppers?While in Thailand recently, I tried an awesome recipe that they called 'Pork with Garlic and Peppers'. I think the pepper is Szechuan, as it was not the capsicum type of pepper. It was some sort of dusted pork fried up and was fantastic. I have not been able to find this recipe online. If anyone has it, please let me know. My friends want to try it as I have been raving about it.

 

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Pigeons on My Balcony?Please help me get rid of pigeons on a my balcony. I have tied foil pie plates, wind chimes, and colored plastic bags to try to deter them and nothing is working. I live in an apartment building so am not allowed to put up any kind of netting or permanent structures.

 

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Color Suggestions For Kitchen With Hunter Green Cabinets?My kitchen is small, about 428 sf. There are not many cabinets, and they are painted hunter green. The counter-tops and back-splash are covered with white tiles. The appliances are basically white.

 

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What Color to Paint Kitchen with Dark...I need some suggestions in upgrading my kitchen. I do know I want the wallpaper gone. Please give suggestions on color for walls with the green counter tops. Also what would be a goo floor type besides white.

 

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Recipes For Making Pizza On Gas Grill?Looking for grilled pizza for gas grill using pre-baked pizza crust (like Boboli crusts). I want to know how to bake and any other advice.

 

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Removing Odor From Dish Sponge?How to get rid of odor from dish sponge?

 

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Storing Peach Seeds Until Planted?I want to plant some peach seeds that I recently acquired, but everyone says to plant them in the fall. So what do I do with the seeds right now?

 

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Well Water Tastes Bad?I was wondering if anyone had a tip for well water that has a slightly bad taste to it? I know our water is very hard also. I am so tired of buying bottled water, but I don't know what else to do. Please help!

 

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Craft Use for Grocery Bags?Does anyone know of some craft projects for plastic shopping bags that you don't have to knit or crochet? I have read about fusing, is it safe with the fumes from the plastic?

 

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Looking For Chicken Fajitas Recipe?Does anyone have the recipe for chicken fajitas?

 

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Dealing With 3 Year Old's Tantrums?I have a 3 year old that has huge temper tantrums! How can I stop this?

 

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?Any advice for a 50 year old who has just been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

 

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Getting Rid Of Mushrooms Inside House?How do you get rid of a mushrooms growing in a beam in your house? We never had them before and a couple weeks ago they started to grow and I can't get rid of them. Please help.

 

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Working With Thin Threads?How do you work with thin threads? How do you keep the thread tight?

 

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Uses for Old Trophies?I am looking for ideas on recycled trophies. One was for lamps and the other for special Olympics. Could you let me know any more?

 

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Birds Messing Up Newspaper Under Mulch?We have trimmed the area around our trees with wet newspapers covered with mulch. Now the robins are picking away at the newspapers and it's a mess. any way to get them to stop, or should we have used something besides newspapers?

 

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Dog With Allergies?My dog has allergies. What can I do about it? Please help.

 

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