July 22, 2008

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Easy Potatoes and BroccoliSlice the potato in four, then coarsely slice a few times more to get hearty beef-sized chunks, place potatoes in the bowl and add the water. Next, add broccoli and butter. Place the lid on top (unsealed) and place in microwave for 6-7 minutes.

 

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Cheddar Biscuit CupsIn a small bowl, combine the flour and cheese. Stir in milk and mayonnaise just until moistened. Fill five greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Fill empty muffin cups halfway with water. Bake at 425 degrees F for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown.

 

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Veal Cordon BleuPound veal with mallet to flatten and work in salt and pepper. Place cheese and ham slice on each of cutlets; do not overlap cheese and ham. Top each cutlet with another and pound edges to seal.

 

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Apple and Onion DressingPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C). Lightly butter a 2-quart casserole dish. Cover raisins with boiling water and let sit for 5 minutes. Drain well, then toss them with the bread cubes.

 

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Blackberry Jello SaladPour juice off pineapples and let stand in refrigerator. Mix Jell-o and let stand 1 hour in refrigerator. Mix all the other ingredients together and add to Jell-o. Then let stand in refrigerator all night. It's ready to eat the next morning.

 

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Dill PicklesPack cucumbers solidly into clean jars. Combine next 4 ingredients with 6 cups water in saucepan. Heat to boiling point. Pour over cucumbers, leaving 3/4 9inch head space. Add dill and garlic. Place lids on jars loosely.

 

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Chocolate DonutsCombine all ingredients except 1 1/2 cups flour in bowl, beating until smooth with mixer at low speed. Increase speed and beat for 1 minute longer. Stir in remaining flour to make a soft dough.

 

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Tuna Cheddar ChowderSaute onions and carrots in butter. Mix in flour. Add milk and broth. Heat and stir till thick and bubbly. Add tuna, celery seed, WS and salt. Heat through. Add the cheese and stir until it melts. Mmmmm YUM! It's our kiddies favorite!

 

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Yummy ChickenCut chicken breasts in to serving size pieces. Dip chicken in egg. Roll in cracker crumbs to cover. Brown on both sides in 1/4 pound margarine in skillet.

 

Articles

Double knock out rose bush.

Garden: Double Knockout RoseThis is my first full year for a Double Knockout Rose. I have enjoyed it so much.

 

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Use A Sweater Shaver On Upholstery Or CarpetMy daughter, who is a very busy mom of a very busy 4 year old boy and a 5 week old boy, bought a sweater shaver a few weeks ago. As she finished shaving her favorite sweater, her son picked up the shaver and proceeded to shave her sofa cushions which had pilled pretty badly.

 

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Use Leftover Coleslaw for Second MealMy family loves coleslaw and salads and I make them often BUT not with mayo or salad cream. I dress them with a little oil and vinegar and then serve them up.

 

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Use Your Microwave For Warm Brownie DessertsI was reading something the other day about taking a personal size microwavable dish, pouring in a bit of a brownie or cake mix, adding a tiny bit of water and a dab of caramel ice cream topping ...

 

Examples of wall hangings made with scrap fabrics.

Use Extra Fabric As Wall HangingsCan't figure out what to do with all that extra fabric hanging around in your crafting bags?

 

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Tips For Grooming Heavy Shedding DogsI have two German Shepherds. I call them "German Shedders". I get literally a shopping bag of fur when I brush them out.

 

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Keeping Your Sanity With ChiggersToo bad there is not a category for "Keeping Your Sanity" because during chigger season, that is what this is. I have found several things that help but the best is Rid. Yes, the product you use for head lice. I am always embarrassed when I have to buy it, and usually end up having to ask where it is.

 

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Dry Hair Conditioning TreatmentThis is an easy way 2 give your dry brittled hair it's moisture back. I've used it myself and got the recipe from a hair stylist, it works really good if you have split ends or you just want t your hair's moisture back.

 

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Video Game Review: Oregon Trail 5This is a very interesting game that a lot of kids in the 80's played on their Apple computers in their classrooms. But for us older folks who only knew computers that filled up whole rooms, this game is very relaxing and builds knowledge. The game is set in the 1800's and you are family traveling the Oregon Trail.

 

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Used Digital Camera Batteries Good for Other UsesAlthough I always try to use rechargeable batteries, once in a while, I have none charged for my camera and need to buy some if going to an event. I have found that when these batteries die out for the camera, they still work just fine in a less energy demanding item.

 

Dolls.

All-American Desk Sitter KidsMy daughter Julie is volunteering this summer, teaching English to under privileged kids in Egypt. She was looking for craft ideas, so I came up with these kids to sit on their desks.

 

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Product Review: Foldtuck BakewareI feel sometimes like I clean my kitchen and an hour later, it's upside down again! I got so frustrated that I did something very unlike me - I bought something from an infomercial - lol! It's called a Foldtuk container.

 

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Saving Water from the Sink for PlantsHere in North Carolina we have been experiencing drought conditions and are being encouraged to be mindful of wasting water. Since I have many plants which often need to be watered, I have tried to think of ways to be able to water the plants while conserving water.

 

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Set Aside a Box of Necessities When MovingI have moved well over 20 times in my life and the following tip has saved me a lot of frustration and money. I pack 1 box of necessities needed immediately.

 

Amanda And Her New ATVFor my daughter's birthday on Dec. 24th, we surprised her with her own kids ATV. Now she can ride with Daddy.

 

Questions

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Best Apples For Making Juice?What kind of apples make the most juice in an electric juice maker? I'm only getting 1 cup per 4 or 5 apples. Thanks

 

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Cutting Costs Around The House?I'm looking for ways to help save money on a tight budget. My wife and I have two young boys and are in the process of buying a new car. We are looking for ways to save money. Can anyone suggest ways to cut costs around the house?

 

Tan puppy.

What Breed Is My Dog?What is my dog? We know her mom is a full blooded Pit Bull but we're not sure who the dad is. We think he might have been a Rott Lab mix.

 

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Rub Recipes for Chicken?Anyone have any good rub recipes for chicken?

 

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Removing Super Glue?How can I remove nail glue from glass?

 

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Edey's Fat Free Diet?I have been eating the Edey's Fat Free ice pops. They are made of real fruit and have some vitamins in them. Is it okay if I only eat these on a diet?

 

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What Is A Water Pick?What is a water pick? I don't know if we have them in the UK.

 

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Aerobic Exercises?Dose anyone know of any aerobic type exercises that will work my abs, butt and arms?

 

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Using Leftover Fried Rice?How can I use leftover pork fried rice?

 

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Options For Temperamental Dog?My dog is a Chi/terrier mix. When he is sweet and nice he is a wonderful dog. Very loving and affectionate. The problem is I have 2 boys and their friends that come over. He seems to be a very moody dog. He growls and nips (has not really bit the children yet). We went away last week and we left him home with my husband and he growled and tried to bite him.

 

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Trouble With Techniques For Painting Countertop?I tried to repaint my countertops today and it was a disaster. Please tell me the process to get the marbled or granite look. I used craft paint and my second color would take off the first color. How long do I wait to apply the paint between colors and do I smear the paint or just dab it? How do I get the different colors to look like different texture? What size are the sponges used to apply the paint? Thanks very much for any help.

 

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Protecting Cabinets Above Stove?I am renting a small house. In the kitchen, cabinets are above the electric cooking stove, they are approximately 2 feet from the stove top. Needless to say, the front of the cabinets have grease on them or other things from cooking. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I can put on the cabinet doors?

 

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Making a Pencil Holder from a Can?I am wanting to make a pencil holder out of a canned goods can. How can I get the smell of stewed tomatoes out?

 

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Identifying Strange Plant In Garden?This morning I saw the strangest plant in my flower bed. At first I thought my daughter had stuck some carrot in the ground for an animal to munch on. Upon further inspection it appears to be some type of plant/growth. It is orange and seems to be hollow. There are three of them in a triangular shape. They look just like a carrot facing up. Any ideas what this could be? Thanks!

 

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Cleaning Up Stuffed Animal Stuffing?My daughter's dog likes to shred stuffed animals. Is there an easy method of picking up the fluffy stuffing?

 

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Getting Phone Service Without Deposit?Does anyone know of any phone companies that will give you residential phone service without having to pay up front or use a credit card or have a bank account? A lot of phone companies say no credit check or deposit then they tell you how much you have to pay to get your home phone on. Thanks

 

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Can I Plant Crape Myrtles in the Summer?I just received 4 crape myrtles and wondered if they would make it if I planted them now, in the middle of July? Our soil is somewhat hard, and they would be in a full sun area.

 

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Ideas For Old Photos?I have taken apart a box of photos in the process of organizing my house. I have a small bag of trash, photos of folks I don't know and doubles but I have many black and white photos from my aunt and uncle. I don't know the people. What can I do with them?

 

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Can I Eat My Navy Beans?My 3 year old was playing with a bag of store bought navy beans in her sandbox. Now I have a full grown bean garden. The pods are full grown, but still green. I was wondering if the pods were edible or if I need to just use the beans when the pods are dry. I live in an apartment with a fenced-in patio instead of a yard. I was not planning on having plants, but now I do and I have no idea what to do with my accidental garden.

 

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Using Collectible Beer Mugs For Anniversary Centerpieces?I am helping with a friend's parents' 50th wedding anniversary decor. I am using beer mugs that they have collected over the years that are significant to their travels or conferences for the service group they belong too. I have a budget for flowers etc but I have a lot of tables. The only thing I can find is to fill the mug with gold stones and top it up with mini carnations.

 

Black and white mix breed dog.

What Breed Is My Dog?I'm curious what breed of dog do you think this is? He's 80 lbs. We think either Boxer/Pit Bull mix or maybe Bull Mastiff mix?

 

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Nicotrol Quit Smoking Inhalers?Does anyone know where we can find Nicotrol Inhalers either online or at a retail store? I quit smoking and I would like to use the Nicotrol INHALER - not the gum, but I don't feel like visiting the Doctor to get the Nicotrol Inhaler through prescription.

 

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Making Fig Fruit Leather?Has anybody tried making fig fruit leather?

 

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Choosing Paint Color To Coordinate With Terra Cotta Tile?My husband and I are repainting our bathroom and we are having a very difficult time choosing a color. We have terracotta tile on the floor, around the jacuzzi and on the floor in the shower. We have white wainscoting around the lower half of the wall. We cannot find a color that looks good with our scheme.

 

What is this mushroom?What kind of mushrooms are these?

 

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Carpet Cleaning Solution to Control Fleas?Does anyone know of something I can add to carpet cleaning solution to help control fleas?

 

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LG Bottom Freezer Lights Won't Turn Off?I have an LG Bottom Freezer. The inside lights are staying on and melting. Has anyone had this problem resolved and why hasn't there been a recall. Our lights stayed on all night even though the doors were closed. The heat melted the control panel cover and the light sockets. All the food was ruined and a severe fire hazard in now posed. We bought this less than 2 yrs. ago and spent $1500!

 

What Can I Make with These Items?Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do with these objects? I've saved gobs of them. A description of the objects are as follows:

 

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Identifying Real Crystal?How do I tell if crystal is real?

 

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Buying Foods For Chocolate Fountain?I am having a dinner reception for my newly married daughter. She has always wanted a chocolate fountain for when she got married. I bought her one for the occasion. The chocolate fountain will be the main dessert with a cake. How many pints of strawberries, pretzels, marshmallows would I need for this event?

 

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Getting A Start From A Rose Bush?How do I get a start from a rose bush? This is one of those Old Time rose bushes. Thank you.

 

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Yellow Crust Around a Rabbit's Nose?My rabbit has yellow crusts around his nose but I haven't seen him sneezing and he seems OK. I am taking him to the vet tomorrow for a full health check as I only bought him yesterday. He is only 12 weeks old. Should I be worried?

 

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Freezing Battered Okra?How do you prepare battered okra for freezing?

 

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Making a Sheet for a Porta-Crib?How do you make a sheet for a porta-crib?

 

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