July 24, 2008

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Ann's Mini-Cheese TartsBeat butter and cream cheese together. Work in flour. Roll into a long thin roll. Mark off 24 pieces and cut. Press into mini-tart pan.

 

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Sausage-Mushroom Souffle'Layer first 3 ingredients in order given in baking dish. Combine eggs with 2 1/2 cups milk and seasonings in bowl, mixing well. Pour over sausage. Chill in refrigerator overnight. Combine soup with 1/3 soup can milk in small bowl, blending until smooth.

 

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Coffee Can BreadCombine whole wheat flour and yeast in saucepan. Add 1/2 cup water and next 4 ingredients. Warm slightly over low heat, mixing well. Beat in eggs. Add all-purpose flour, mixing well. Batter will be lumpy.

 

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"Toad in the Hole" French ToastFirst, break some eggs into a flat bowl or small casserole dish, add a little milk and add a pinch each of cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat the egg mixture to blend all.

 

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Frozen Cherry DessertCombine all ingredients in large bowl, mixing well. Pour into large pan. Freeze until firm.

 

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Make Your Own Seasoning SaltMake your own seasoning salt by refilling the now finished container with one 1/2 parts salt, and one teaspoon of the following: paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper. Reseal the top and give a shake before each use.

 

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Reese's Type BarsCombine first 6 ingredients with 2 tablespoons water in large bowl, beating until well blended and mixture forms a ball. Pat into 7x11 inch pan, smoothing top. Melt and blend remaining ingredients together in double boiler.

 

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Spicy Harvest Fruits BreadSift first 6 ingredients together. Beat next 4 ingredients together in bowl. Add 1-2 tablespoons hot water, mixing well. Stir in shredded vegetables. Add dry ingredients and raisins, mixing well. Pour into greased and floured 2 pound coffee can.

 

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Peach And Blueberry CobblerThis is an old-fashioned dessert that most people thoroughly enjoy eating. The baked fruit filling is crowned with a thin biscuit topping. It can be eaten warm or cold, plain or topped with vanilla ice cream.

 

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Beef and Bacon Wrapped ChickenPlace 3 slices dried beef around each chicken breast. Wrap with bacon slices. Secure with toothpicks. Arrange chicken in 9x13 inch baking dish.

 

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Sour Cream Fruit Salad DressingCombine all ingredients in small bowl, mixing well. Pour over fresh or canned fruit.

 

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Lemon Cake Top PuddingCream flour, sugar and margarine together in bowl. Add egg yolks, milk and lemon juice, mixing well. Fold in egg whites. Pour into 8 inch baking dish. Place in large pan of hot water. Bake at 375 degrees F for 40 minutes.

 

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Recipe For Feeding The HomelessIt takes: 8 loves of bread, 3 gallons of tuna, 3 heads of lettuce and 2 quarts of mayonnaise for 100 sandwiches, AND 4 -6 sets of caring hands.

 

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Use Seasonal Veggies For Baby FoodSince vegetables are in abundance right now, it's a great time to prepare homecooked food for your little ones. Prepare and cook whatever vegetables you have available, keeping in mind that additives are best not added to baby food. When cooking is done, puree the vegetables and pour them into ice cube trays.

 

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Keep Your Swim Suit From FadingTo keep your swim suit from fading, go to your local pet store and purchase chlorine remover that you use for aquariums.

 

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Ebay Buying TipsWhat appears to be a bargain, may not be. I love eBay, in fact, I sell and buy on eBay. I have learned the hard way to not get into bidding wars. Do your research on the item or items you are interested in, decide ahead of time what you are willing to bid and stick with that amount.

 

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A to Z Coupon OrganizationFinding the coupons by categories as they are set up in the little folders one can purchase caused too much fumbling and wasting of time as I was trying to find coupons for items that were on sale. I solved the problem by turning the section dividers around and changing them to alphabetical dividers with a felt-tip pen.

 

Molly (Beagle Mix)Molly is 5 ish. Our best guess is a Beagle Mix. She is a Great Pound Puppy! I sprung her from the pound in Florida, when she was around 3 months old.

 

Race Car Game

Race Car GameThis game is simple to make and fun to play. It will also give your kids practice in addition.

 

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Use Coffee Grounds to Deter Slugs from HostaTo protect your hostas, especially those growing in pots, cover the soil with used coffee grounds. Not a slug in sight!

 

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Fruitless Pear Trees Not BuddingWe planted two fruitless pear trees last fall. They have not started budding yet this spring. They are still alive as the limbs are still green. Is the not budding from it being too cold this spring and they haven't had a chance to bud?

 

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"Bring Back" Souvenirs Purchased At HomeWhen going on a trip without your children, purchase gifts at home where you're familiar with the stores before you go so you can "bring" back "souvenirs" you know they'll enjoy. We have found that not only is it less expensive, but it is also frees you up from spending vacation time trying to find somewhere to find something the children will enjoy.

 

Tomato With Cage Supporting It

Supporting and Training Your Tomato PlantsFor many gardeners, tomatoes are one of the most prized vegetables in the garden. Whether you grow them in pots on your patio, or directly in your garden, staking them and training them to grow on supports will help reduce the potential of fruit loss due to sunburn, insects, and disease.

 

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Renew Renuzit With Sea Salt And Lavender OilI bought a couple of Renuzit push up air fresheners for my bathroom and when they dried out, I renewed them by pouring some sea salt in the bottoms of the containers and adding several drops of lavender oil onto the sea salt. I gave the containers a slight shake to incorporate and it became an air freshener all over again that lasts for over a week!

 

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Put Lotion on Hands Before Gardening GlovesBefore I start working in my garden, I put a thick coat of lotion on my hands then I put on my cotton garden gloves. When I finish in the garden, I pull off the gloves and have very soft hands.

 

Two sunflowers against a blue sky.

Try Different Angles When Photographing...Try a different angle when photographing flowers. Look up towards the sky. Makes ordinary sunflowers look just heavenly.

 

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Use Oatmeal for Bug BitesChiggers and mosquitoes have been really bad this year, and I seem to attract more than my fair share. I seem to be especially sensitive to them, and itch for days and days. I've tried hydrocortisone and benzocaine cream (Lanacane) with not much luck.

 

Curb ShoppingBeing low income and depending upon curbside shopping before "city pick up days" arrive, I drive through my neighborhoods, rather than the main road, en route to any place. I keep a sharp eye open for whatever is being tossed that is:

 

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Baby Wipe Containers and Cereal BoxesI wanted to share what I have discovered to be a great organizer for anything from shoes to toys, hats, crafts, papers, movies, etc.

 

Electrical Plug

Electricity Savings 101There are more than a few ways to keep the electric meter from spinning at an alarming rate. Some require a little electrical inventory, such as turning off unused appliances or switching to Energy Star appliances. However, others take a bit more creativity and planning.

 

Tropical Pitcher Plant

Garden: Tropical Pitcher PlantI was shopping one day and I always have to go to the garden department. There it was a Nepenthes-Tropical Pitcher Plant, had to have. Florida and under my live oak tree it has found a home. It love the humidity and bugs, both thing I don't.

 

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Restoring A Marble Table Top?I have a marble top table that has been outdoors in the sun and rain for more than 5 years. Now the table top is dull and I would like to restore it, since I now have a screened patio.

 

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Training Bunny To Use Litter Box?This is a question for all the bunny lovers out there. My bunny won't use his litter box. He's doing some in it but he's also going all over his cage. Anyone has tips for him to go only in his litter? Thank you!

 

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Peach Cobbler With Pie Crust?I am looking for the best peach cobbler recipe with the crust pie, not crumbs like an apple crisp? Anyone have something like that?

 

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Removing Milk Stains from Carpet?How do I get rid of milk stain and smell from a carpet?

 

What Are These Plants?I inherited lots of flowers when I bought this house, but I don`t know what they are! Anyone know? I think one is cat mint since my cats adore it.

 

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Removing Dried Blood From White Top?How do I get dried blood off of a white top? I don't have any peroxide handy either. I need to clean it asap. I got blood on one of my favorite shirts when I went for a tattoo two months ago and I can't get the stain off.

 

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Pricing Code for Retail Sale Items?I used to know a pricing code for retail sale items, i.e. an item sold for $2.99 thus the code was Egg. Anyone know what I'm talking about and can help me with this pricing code?

 

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Homemade Thick, Liquid Detergent?I am looking for a homemade recipe for thick, liquid detergent.

 

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Do Marigolds Kill Other Flowers?If you put marigold flowers in a container with other flowers, will they kill the other flowers, or their blooms? I just planted some marigolds with purple daisies, and all the blooms wilted on the purple daisies. Is it from the aroma that the marigolds put off?

 

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Using Shredded Flake Board For Mulch?Any one have information on using shredded flake board for mulch? I know that flake board has urea formaldehyde based glue but I haven't found any information concerning the toxicity. I know it isn't pressure treated so there is no CCA preservative. Thanks.

 

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Bull Mastiff Puppy Eats Everything?I have an 8 month old bull mastiff and he is eating everything! I recently bought him a bed for his crate and he destroyed it. I know puppies chew and what not, that's not what concerns me. I am concerned that he will become impacted from eating the stuffing and sticks and what not. When we clean up his poop its nothing but stuffing from toys and his bed. He has destroyed 3 comforters, a sheet, a pillow case, socks, shirts.

 

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Using Rhubarb?I'd like to know about other uses of rhubarb, so far I can only use to cook with strawberry and sugar to eat. Is there some recipe with salt for good use of my rhubarb plants ?

 

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Broccoli Ball Recipe?I need a good recipe for broccoli balls.

 

Pink cosmos in garden.

What Are These Wildflowers?I tossed a handful of wildflower seeds and got these tall fragile looking flowers. They are pretty sturdy, I like them, what are they?

 

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Recipe For Frito Lay Pie?We were watching Unwrapped on Food Network and they mentioned a Frito Lay pie. Does anyone know about such a meal? I do know it's something from Texas and involves chili with cheese. Thanks for any ideas!

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper Border: Borders Unlimited, Seville?I am looking for a discontinued wallpaper border. It's manufactured by Borders Unlimited. The style name is Seville. The colors are mostly brown and copper. I need only about 1.5 feet.

 

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Coordinating Counter Tops With Sea Grass Flooring?What color/pattern of counter tops would go with dark brown cabinets and Japanese sea grass flooring?

 

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Gift Ideas For Boyfriend's Daughter?I need gift ideas for my boyfriend's daughter who is turning 21. I am searching for a special gift to give my boyfriend's daughter. I have not met her yet since she lives in another state. I only know her from what her dad tells me and from reading her travel blogs. She has traveled the world, comes from wealth, and has pretty much been raised as an only child. So, she doesn't want/need for too much.

 

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Suggestions For Window Alarm?My daughter wants a window alarm. Not one to tell if the window is raised, but one that indicates if glass and screen are being broken. Any suggestions?

 

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Refrigerator Fan Blowing Bad Smell?I have a Kitchen Aid fridge (side by side) and the fan below is blowing a funky smell. In addition to that I don't know how to empty the drip pan. No one in the house seems to smell this except for me and I about ready to move out.

 

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Will Cutting Flowers Affect Next Year's Growth?If I use my tulips as cut flowers for a vase, will this affect the next year's flowering?

 

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Dog Is Frightened Of Boyfriend?I think that my dog has been abused while I was out of town. He is very frightened by my boyfriend. He runs away and won't come to my boyfriend and every time my boyfriend touches him he pees on himself. What can I do to fix this behavior?

 

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Decorating Ideas for a Jungle Themed Dance?We're having a jungle/safari themed dance. How should we decorate it?

 

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Getting A Hair Out Of Your Eye?Does anyone have any tips for getting something out of your eye that you can't see - like a long haired cats hair? I have gotten his hair in my eyes at times and I cannot remove it for hours because I can't find it. If I take a shower or wash my face, which isn't always convenient at the time, I can remove it. Otherwise it is really bothersome and uncomfortable.

 

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1980's Lambs and Ivy Pattern: Bear Jamboree?I am looking for an old Lambs and Ivy pattern from the late 1980s. It's the Bear Jamboree. I would love to find the baby blanket. Someone stole my daughter's from a hotel room and she still is sad about it. Does anyone know where I can find the pattern?

 

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Making A Papasan Chair Cushion?How can I make a papasan chair cushion without putting a lot of money into it? I bought the frame at a Goodwill and found a way to make a cushion, but I just wondered if I could get some other ideas? Thanks!

 

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Painting Walls In A Beauty Salon?I have a beauty salon. I have mauve and black and gray equipment, with blue gray carpet. I am wanting to change the wall color. What color should I use? I also have some green in the chairs and one burgundy wall. I would like that one wall to stay the same.

 

What Breed Is My Dog?We recently adopted a puppy from the Humane Society which had her listed as a Lab mix. We are trying to figure out what she could possibly be mixed with and would like your input. Any thoughts on what you think it might be? We're just curious about what others think. Thanks in advance!

 

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Parade Float Ideas for an Insurance Company?This summer we have to make a parade float for our county's home insurance company. Any ideas on what we could do?

 

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Losing 5 Pounds in a Week?What is an easy way to lose about 5 pounds in a week?

 

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Tips For Getting Used To Dentures?Any tips to help learn to eat with dentures and talk with them?

 

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Reviews Of Ebates.com?Has anyone used Ebates.com? It's an online company that pays a small percentage to you when you shop online through them. They listed about 900 stores. Any thoughts pro or con. Thanks!

 

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Cobbler Using Dry Cake Mix?There's a recipe where you use pie filling, dry cake mix, butter, and what else? It makes something similar to a cobbler, and I would love the exact recipe for this.

 

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Clouding After Floors Were Refinished?I just had my floors refinished and there is a clouding along the cracks that must come from the wood filler. Can anyone tell me if this clouding might turn into a black moisture stain over the years? I intend to live in this house for many many years and want to be sure my floor refinisher is not committing a sin of omission. Thanks.

 

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Cat With Excessive Shedding?I help out at my local humane society, especially with the cats. Because the cats are often from abusive homes, or are very scared to be in the shelter, they shed non stop! Brushing does no good, since cat hair is so fine that most brushes don't pick it up. Right now there is one white cat that sheds so much, after I'm done petting her I am literally covered head to toe with hair!

 

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Making A Monkey Baby Quilt?I am looking for a picture of a monkey, very basic to make a monkey quilt for new grandchild. Anyone have one?

 

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Cleaning New Wood Floors To Avoid Residue Build Up?What is the best way to clean new wood floors? I want to avoid soap and wax residue build up.

 

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When Should I Plant Garlic?Last fall I planted some fall garlic and it just about all rotted in the ground. Is it too cold here, or is there something I didn't do? Is spring planting better for here?

 

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Using Norton Anti Virus With Windows Vista?I recently installed Norton virus protection on my daughters laptop, she has Windows Vista and it has significantly slowed her computer. A co worker had recommended Norton over the free yahoo protection that I had. Any comments or experience will be appreciated. Thanks.

 

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Drugstore Products For Damaged Hair?I have blonde, thin medium length hair that is very damaged. Do you know of any products like shampoo and conditioners for it? I would like products that I can purchase at the drugstore.

 

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Ideas For Wedding Party Grand Entrance?My daughter is having a very small wedding (under a hundred guests) with a big reception. There is absolutely no room in the church for a receiving line. The reception is 2 hours later, and she wants to have the whole wedding party have a Grand Entrance. Any ideas?

 

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Purchasing A Look-a-like Doll?How do I purchase a doll that looks like my children?

 

What Breed Is My Dog?My dog is Shi Tzu. What is it mixed with? Please help.

 

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Putting Money From CD Into IRA?I made a really stupid mistake a while back. I closed an IRA upon maturity to move it to another bank with a better interest rate. I got a check for the full amount, took it to the other bank, and mistakenly (and stupidly) opened a CD instead of an IRA. This account now matures tomorrow and I need to know what to do with the funds at this point. Can I now close the account and re-open it as an IRA? Thanks for any suggestions.

 

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Removing Stains From Gutters?Because of an illness we went too long before cleaning our gutters (the outside not the inside). No matter what we use or how we scrub the dirty water stains will not come off. Any suggestions? Thanks!

 

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Making Diapers For Marmoset Monkeys?I have to make clothes and diapers for Marmoset monkeys. Can anybody help me with patterns or measurements. If you have more than one size pattern, it will be highly appreciated. I go this request from a pet shop as well as private owners.

 

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Handling An Out Of Control Child With New Baby?I recently submitted a problem with my 4 year old grand daughter. I would like to thank each of you for your response. I can approach the discipline problem on my end, but how do I tell my daughter to discipline her daughter and that she should seek medical help for her.

 

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TV Keeps Shutting Off?We have a SONY big screen TV that we bought new 8 years ago. We are having some trouble with it now, and wondered if anyone else has had the problem, or knows what it might be. If you watch TV for awhile and then turn it off, and then in a few minutes turn it back on, it shuts off all by itself. Before it shuts itself off, the screen will flash bright green several times, then power right down on its' own.

 

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