July 28, 2008

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Beef Stew with OnionsSaute' beef in large skillet for 15 minutes. Add butter and cook for 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Place beef in large saucepan. Brown onions lightly in skillet. Remove onions and reserve. Add tomatoes to skillet; cook for 5 minutes.

 

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Ice Cream Cake RollCombine first 4 ingredients; set aside. Beat eggs in bowl until very thick and lemon colored. Add sugar gradually, beating constantly. Beat in 1/3 cup water and vanilla. Add flour mixture gradually, beating until smooth.

 

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Extra Light, Extra Good Homemade Belgian WafflesSeparate eggs; beat whites until stiff but not dry. Place in a separate bowl. Mix remaining ingredients together, then fold in whites. Cook in Belgian waffler (or regular waffle iron) according to manufacturer's directions.

 

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Greek Tossed SaladTear lettuce and toss with cucumber, pepper, tomatoes, and scallions. Garnish with olives, anchovies, and cheese. Sprinkle with oregano, salt, and pepper.

 

Articles

Paper Craft Gift Set - Card and tag.

Paper Craft Gift SetDesign a card and gift tag by cutting flowers from your decorative paper. Create a coordinating basket to make it a wonderful gift.

 

Bed Canopy

Bed Canopy for a Finished LookI bought a canopy at a bedding store and it really makes my bed look nicer. I get many compliments on it.

 

Electrical Savings 102Think you've mastered electrical savings? Take another look around your home and find even more places to pull the plug and keep the meter from spinning.

 

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Leave Vase Outside When Arranging FlowersMy husband is always complaining about finding little creatures walking on the table after I put out a vase of flowers. So now, what I do is, I let the vase sit outside for about 30 minutes before I bring it in.

 

Foam board decorated with seashells and a poem or other saying.

Seaside BoardYou could do a lot of different things to make this craft your own. Make a 3-D thank you note, make a journal entry about a vacation or the beach, or just make it decorative. Use seashells and other items you may see along the seaside.

 

Best Garden EverOur BEST garden ever. Late start but doing really well. I've already done up green beans, zucchini and getting ready to do pickles. My husband "babies" our garden.

 

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Rusty Nails for African VioletsYour African violets will bloom longer, prettier, and more abundantly, if you stick a few rusty nails in the soil alongside them.

 

A Framed Door Chalkboard

Framed Door ChalkboardI spray painted an old photo frame. Traced the inside on my kitchen door. Painted the space with black chalkboard paint and attached the frame with high quality glue.

 

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Product Review: MagnassagerIf you're fed up with a massager that just vibrates and doesn't give you the massaging results that you are seeking, I found a REAL massager (no vibrations) that compares to a bonafide Masseuse.

 

Olympics Party

Let's Go to the Olympics PartyThis year, I am going to throw a party on the opening day of the Olympics. The summer Olympics this year will be held in Beijing, China so I thought this would be a great time to pull out some of my favorite Chinese recipes.

 

Wrapped Gift

Gift Giving from Things You Already HaveGo through drawers, closets and jewelry boxes, etc. Find things that are clean, in great condition and give them as gifts.

 

Ralph (Marimo Ball)Ralph is maybe two years old and is a Marimo Ball. I got Ralph about two weeks ago from my mom.

 

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Cleaning Burned On Food Off TeflonIf you need to clean some burnt food on a Teflon pot and can't scrape it because of the coating use this remedy:

 

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Tide and Tinfoil for Polishing MetalThe easiest and most frugal way to shine silver, silver plate and brass is with Tide and tinfoil! Line the bottom of a plastic tub with tinfoil, shine side up, throw in some of the powder detergent and let the silver soak for about 25 minutes. The chemical reaction oxidizes the tarnish and you can wipe it clean!

 

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Use Deferred Billing When Ordering OnlineWhen online shopping, I use the "defer billing code". That gives me the time to receive the products and review the products-condition of, it's what I ordered etc.

 

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Use Play Money To Reward Good Behavior At The StoreGrocery shopping with pre-schoolers can sometimes be a challenge, especially if you're shopping with more than one. I found a strategy that makes the experience easier for both the little ones and me.

 

Questions

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Need Advice on Remodeling?My future wife and I will be moving into a two family house after we are married owned by her grandparents. It is an older house but looks great. I would be living in the bottom floor. I was thinking of redoing the floor with a rosewood Pergo floor from Lowe's.

 

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Summer Schedule for Kids?What is a good schedule for a mother with 2 kids starting with the morning time. I feel so tired and clueless on what I have to do when I wake up and throughout the day. What can I do to keep my kids busy and entertained? What is a good schedule to keep busy?

 

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Name for Interior Design, Buying Service?I am thinking of starting an interior design service that includes shopping locally for furniture, accessories, etc. in a thrifty manner.

 

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Growing Mushrooms?How do I grow Mushrooms?

 

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Keeping Pickled Cucumbers and Okra Crunchy?How do I keep okra or cucumbers crunchy when pickling them? Thanks to all!

 

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Looking for Moving Help in Dallas?I live in far north Dallas, TX and need some advice. I am not moving, but I want to move several pieces of big furniture from upstairs to downstairs and vice versa. There will also be a bed to unassemble and reassemble. Can anyone in this area recommend a specific person or a group like "off duty fire fighters" that are careful and honest, but not as expensive as a moving company? Thank you .

 

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Using an Infrared Light to Keep a Dog Warm?How do you safely use an infrared light to keep dog warm in cold weather.

 

11 Year Old Cat Losing Weight?I have a 11 year old tabby cat (tuxedo black and white) that now lives with my parents. For the past few months he has been barely eating. He's lost a lot of weight that when you pet him he is mostly bones. We have tried different foods, to not much avail.

 

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Problems With Uppercase Living Site?I am trying to get on the website Uppercase living, it has decorating items, etc. You need to have an id and password and to get those, you have to have a demonstrator first to get you into the area where you would get a user id and password.

 

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Cleaning the Outside of a Thermal Coffee Pot?My request is about a thermal coffee pot that I no longer use for coffee but would like to get it cleaned up for taking to the park . . .

 

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Puppy Peeing in Crate?How can I get my puppy to stop peeing in his crate at night?

 

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LTD Commodities Account Blocked?I got an email back today from LTD Commodities saying that my account has been blocked. It also said several orders have been placed on my account and it said all remaining orders have been canceled.

 

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Uses for Cassette Tape Covers?Does anyone have a use for old cassette tape covers?

 

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Flowering Verbenas Tips?I absolutely love flowering verbenas. The problem is that, without fail, they all end up dying on me. Does anyone have any idea what I might be doing wrong? It's driving me crazy and I hate wasting money on replacing them all the time.

 

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Buying Belt Elastic?Does anyone know where I can find 3" belt elastic? I like to make my own belts, to match each outfit.

 

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What happened to fununlimited.com?I wanted to ask if anyone remember the company called fununlimited? December 2006 I ordered my son's Christmas toys from that company but now when I type in fununlimited.com, I get another site about ATVs. Did the other fununlimited go out of business?

 

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Removing Lice From Play Toys?I was babysitting a child a couple of days ago, and found out yesterday that her sister brought home a bad case of lice from her daycare. The little girl I was babysitting has them, too. I have been checked THOROUGHLY and don't have them.

 

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Simple Recipe for Clam Chowder?I need a great simple recipe for Clam Chowder.

 

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Cleaning Inexpensive Jewelry?I am looking for a way to clean my dollar store bought jewelry. I know it is cheap stuff, but I would like it to look good. Any tips would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

 

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Earigate Reviews?Could someome give me a review of a product called "Earigate"? It's for removing earwax. Here's my concern: I've had ruptures in both eardrums, I don't know if I'm supposed to use this product. It comes with an information sheet but it is wrapped anound the cannister and sealed under plastic.

 

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Sump Pump Not Draining Well?I have a basement tub on a sump pump that does not drain well. I think it is not getting enough air. Question is, how do I get more air to it?

 

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Blueberry Buckle Recipe?I am looking for a delicious "crockpot" blueberry buckle type recipe. I have one that uses plain yogurt, but I don't have any. Can I use something else in place? Like maybe regular 2 % milk?

 

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Steam Shark Reviews?Does anyone have a Steam Shark? If so, how do you like it?

 

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Repairing Toy Wind Up Mechanisms?I am looking for ways to repair toys, especially the wind up mechanisms, does anybody know how to release the mechanism and is there ways of getting into the toy (tin) to do it? Also, are there any books or websites that have information on how to repair different types of toys?

 

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