July 21, 2008

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Basic Mix Coffee CakeSift first 3 ingredients into large bowl. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Measure 2 cups of mixture for this recipe, reserving remainder for future use by storing in covered container.

 

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Green EnchiladasFry tortillas in hot oil until soft. Drain. Fill center of tortillas with small amount of meat, cheese and onions. Roll and place in greased baking dish.

 

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Eliminating The Grocery StoreGrocery costs are one of the largest expenses my family faces, especially nowadays, with prices spiraling upward. My husband and I finally put our respective feet down and began working steadily to eliminate the "middle man," the retail grocery store.

 

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Think Ahead and Save Money on VacationBefore you go on a vacation where your family will be spending time at the beach, first go to a $1 store and buy several blow up "air-rafts" and some water float toys like "noodles" and also some styrofoam or blow-up water ring "intertubes" and "boogie-boards".

 

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Using Original Pictures For Decoupage?Why can't I use the original picture instead of making a copy to decoupage to a table?

 

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Ordering From LTD Commodities?Is anyone else having a problem with LTD Commodities? I asked because up until a day ago, I could place orders without having to put in credit card information online. Now they want credit card information online. So I waited until LTD Commodities were closed and placed my order over the phone and it's a computer that you're talking to. It will ask if you want to be billed by credit card or by invoice.

 

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Embroidering On Sheer Fabric?I am working on a gown that has sheer overlay in an organdy or similar fabric. I want to do some embroidery on the sheer fabric. Any tips? I hand embroidery all the time but never attempted doing it on sheers.

 

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Refreshing a Cutting Mat?Does anyone have tip to refresh a self-healing cutting mat? I was cutting quite a few strips for my first quilt project and I can feel ridges on it. I really didn't get any instructions with on the care and feeding of mat. Hope someone can help.

 

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Uses for DVD Cases?Any ideas for alternate uses for DVD cases?

 

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Making Old Marble Shine?I have marble tiles in my bathroom, and those in the shower have lost their shine. How can I clean and restore them so that they match the shiny tiles in the rest of the bathroom? I suspect that hard water was the cause of the problem, but cleaning them gently has not resulted in bringing them to their original appearance.

 

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Recipe For Diabetic Angel Food Cake?I need a diabetic Angel food cake recipe. Can anyone help me?

 

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Is My Bird Egg Close To Hatching?Does a wild bird egg thump and shake a few days before it hatches?

 

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Making The Original Diaper Cake?Do you know how to make the original 3 tier cake where you wrap Styrofoam with baby blankets and pin baby items onto each layer decorating the cake. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

 

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Storing Fresh Apricots?I was just given a large bag of fresh apricots. They are all slightly bruised. I need some really easy storing ideas? How to freeze, cook, etc. without ascorbic acid, as I am allergic to it! Thanks guys!

 

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Preparing In Case Of A Storm?I live alone and I want to be prepared. I am in the process of cleaning up my very disorganized condo. I have many friends cheering me on because well this is very hard for me. Anyway I have cleaned out a walk in closet that is in the interior of the building. I am thinking it will be a nice reading nook in the winter as it is right near the dryer so it will be warm in there.

 

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Scotch Tape Removed Color From Leather Couch?I removed a piece of scotch tape from a leather sofa, it took the color off where the tape was. How do I return the brown shade to the area where the tape was?

 

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Identifying A Houseplant?I am trying to ID a houseplant. It is a small multi branched, round leaf plant about 4 in. high. All of the branches radiate from center point. It looks like a handful of green lollipops. Any ideas?

 

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Getting Rid Of Milkweed?I need to get rid of Milkweed. I tried to cut it down but it grew back. As you see, I even tried to break it.

 

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Color Choices for a Bathroom Vanity?I have painted my small bathroom "Fall Leaf" from Valspar and love it. My shower curtain is chocolate brown the trim is off white and the tile is off white also. I am going to redo the cabinets and vanity but I am stuck.

 

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