July 3, 2008

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Freezing Breaded ZucchiniWhat to do with all the zucchini that your neighbors and friends give to you. I usually take a Sunday, or if I really have a lot to cook, what I do is break it up to a half day frying and another half day frying. Make sure you use a good skillet for this. I like to use my cast iron skillet.

 

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No Bake Butterfinger BarsCrush cornflakes in a ziplock bag (use a rolling pin) until you have 6 cups. In a saucepan, over low heat, cook peanut butter, sugar, and the corn syrup. Melt together. Stir to blend. When all is melted and blended together, stir in the crushed cornflakes. Stir to combine.

 

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Fourth of July Bread PuddingThis old fashioned bread pudding is a tradition by my grandmother, then mother, and now me for serving at the 4th of July cook-out we have every year for family and close friends. Enjoy!

 

Articles

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Making Shorts from PantsWhen you want to cut the legs off worn or too-short pants to make shorts, lay a pair of shorts that are the perfect length over the pants, matching waist band to waist band.

 

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Window Cleaner for Red Carpet StainsTo take fresh red stains out of a carpet: My grandson spilled over half a glass of red punch onto my beige carpet. I immediately sprayed window cleaner over the stop and started blotting. I repeated the process until there was no stain left.

 

Questions

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Name Ideas For Cocker Spaniel?We just bought a buff colored, registered cocker spaniel. She is 6 months old but we are having problems coming up with a suitable name. Any ideas?

 

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Cherries Drying Up On Tree?We have had a Rainier cherry tree for several years. It is always full of blossoms and cherries. Then the little green cherries dry up and fall off. What would you suggest is the cause? Thank you.

 

Transplanting A Hydrangea Bush?I need to transplant a medium/large well established hydrangea bush ASAP. However, I don't know if this is the safest time of year. Should I act now or wait until fall? Any other transplanting tips on this bush would be very helpful. The bush has sentimental value and losing it would be tragic.

 

Coral bell plant.

What Is This Plant?I received this plant as a gift and I am not sure on what it is. Could anyone tell me? Thanks.

 

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Should I Deadhead a Hydrangea?I bought beautiful hydrangeas from a nursery for my patio and they have lasted about 2 months. The blooms have died. If I deadhead the blooms, will I get more or is that it?

 

Close up of ripe oranges on orange tree

Do I Need to Remove Fruit from My Fruit Tree?I have a naval orange tree that is loaded down with new fruit. Do I need to get rid of most of the fruit? I know that the branches will not support the weight of more than one or two naval oranges. I also have the same problem with my lime trees. Thanks for any help you can give.

 

Maintenance Free Ground Cover?I have a partially shaded hill that leads down to the river. The soil is poor but grows weeds quite well. Does anyone have a suggestion on a maintenance free ground cover?

 

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