July 18, 2008

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Spaghetti PizzaMix together. Bake 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

 

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Creole Bean SoupSoak beans overnight in 6 cups water in large saucepan. Add remaining ingredients except tomatoes. Simmer for 2 1/2 hours or until beans are very tender.

 

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Ranch TacosFry meat till done and drain off excess oil. (I like to rinse with hot water). Add remaining ingredients to beef in pan. Cover and simmer on low for 1 hour.

 

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Chicken CorneliaPlace chicken breasts in casserole in single layer. Combine next 3 ingredients in bowl, mixing well. Pour over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees F for 50 minutes. Sprinkle noodles over chicken. Bake for 10 minutes longer.

 

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Banana WafflesSift first 4 ingredients into bowl and make a well in center. Combine egg yolks with remaining ingredients in bowl, beating well. Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry.

 

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Crab Meat ImperialSaute' green pepper and pimento in butter in saucepan until tender. Add next 4 ingredients, stirring until smooth. Add milk gradually. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolk. Stir egg yolk into hot mixture.

 

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Fried CucumbersCut off peel of cucumber and slice it. Bread in flour. I cut mine both ways, whatever you prefer. Heat oil, should be medium high. Fry one side, salt and pepper then turn and fry other side. Cook until nice and brown, not burned.

 

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Use Baby Wipes for Walls and FloorsUse baby wipes to get crayon off of walls, and scuff marks off of floors. I discovered this when I was at my wits end, and found that it works incredibly well on tons of stains and such. It even helps to keep grass stains from setting if you get to them early.

 

white kitten peering out from behind plant leaves

Snowflake (Kitten)Snowflake is our young kitten.

 

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Add Rice Flour to Your BakingFor an interesting grainy texture, substitute 1/4 - 1/2 cup of rice flour for the wheat flour in a biscuit, scone, or cookie recipe. It is also delicious. People will wonder how you did this!

 

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Use Newspaper To Dry Your WindowsFor window cleaning, use your regular window cleaner. To dry the windows, try wadded up newspaper. It is absorbent and leaves no streaks. But wear rubber gloves because the ink will blacken your hands.

 

Man and a boy catching a fish on a dock.

Saving Money on FishingWhat are your tips for saving money on fishing and all the necessary gear? Some areas have no license fishing at the beginning of the season or on certain specific days. There are also different types of licenses, depending on what you are looking for

 

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Best Slug Repellent EverGet an easy to clean manual grinder (one used for grinding onions, etc.) (Look for at yard sales, second hand stores). Collect slugs (4-5 will do). Put in grinder top with water.

 

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Tips For Making SoapAre there any soap makers out there? Would you like to share some tips to those wanting to learn to make soap?

 

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Removing Mold Odor From Quilt BlocksWe live in an apartment, and during our intense winter the ceiling in our storage room developed a horrible leak. Mold developed only in the ceiling, not on any objects in the room (we had to dodge buckets all winter long when we went looking for anything). So everything in the room has an odor. YUK. We kept extra school supplies in storage, so I don't know if we can get the smell out of books and papers, but what I am SO SAD about is all my craft stuff was stored in that room.

 

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Getting Plastic Buckets ApartHow do I get plastic buckets apart?

 

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Using iRobot Roomba on a Brick FloorHas anyone tried the Roomba on a brick floor?

 

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Making John Deere Decoration from a DustpanI am looking for instructions for turning an ordinary green household dustpan into a John Deere Tractor decoration with foam sheets? I saw this on a craft show and now cannot find it anywhere on the web! Thanks.

 

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Dog Is Nauseous After Having ParvoOur little chihuahua contacted Parvo in a pet clothes shop. The dear Lord spared him, but now he has a lot of trouble with nausea and vomiting. Is there some way to treat this? He is not dehydrating, and seems healthy other than his wimpy stomach. I'm looking for suggestions.

 

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Removing Chair Backs for ReupholsteringWhen reupholstering a chair, how do you remove the old seat back? There are wooden dowels hiding the screws. Do I drill them out or just use a chisel and hammer?

 

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Removing Plastic from a Smooth Top StoveMy daughter dropped a plastic hot dog bag on my smooth top stove. I have tried the Cerama Bryte, scraping with my fingernail and nail polish remover but it did not remove it. Any suggestions on how to clean the burnt plastic from my smooth top stove?

 

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Cleaning A Tanzanite RingWhat's the best way to clean a tanzanite and diamond white gold ring?

 

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Removing Sulfur from a Well Water SystemOur house is currently on a well system. We have sulfur in our water, which gives it a rotten egg smell. At this time, we have a system from Eco Water that uses food-grade hydrogen peroxide to reduce the sulfur in the water. This system was in the house when we bought it 3 plus years ago.

 

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Garage Sale FindsDo you have a garage sale purchase that you are particularly proud of? Feel free to post it below.

 

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