July 31, 2008

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Recipes

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Chicken Breasts in Butter with TruffleThis is a dish that will have your guests begging for the recipe.

 

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Easy Fried PiesCut butter into flour with pastry blender. Combine milk and egg yolk. Pour over flour mixture, stirring to mix well. Roll out small portions on floured surface.

 

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Sausage and Cheese BakePress rolls into bottom and sides of 9x13 inch baking pan to form crust. Arrange sausages over crust. Sprinkle with cheese. Combine remaining ingredients in bowl, mixing well.

 

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Penne with Asparagus and BasilHeat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and red pepper; saute until garlic is golden, about 2 minutes. Add asparagus, tomatoes, stock and 1/4 cup sliced basil.

 

Articles

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Using TrufflesTruffles are a diamond in the kitchen and very difficult to find due to lack of prolonged drought. I've managed to find them at several food markets in K.C. Missouri, so you'll have to search in your cities if they are wanted.

 

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Use Pam in Pasta WaterInstead of using oil to keep spaghetti and/or pasta from sticking while cooking, use Pam cooking spray in the water as it begins to boil.

 

Garden with a mix of plantings.

Have a Mix of Perennials, Annuals, and ShrubsNo matter how small a garden is, a mix of perennials, annuals, and shrubs will guarantee colour all season long.

 

A boxer in a garden pond.

Bela (Boxer)Bela is 12 years old. He is a Boxer. I got Bela when he was a pup. He loves to swim in our little pond.

 

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Setting Color in ClothUse 2 Tbsp. turpentine and 1 small handful of salt. Pour boiling water over this mixture. Put garment or cloth in and saturate. Let it soak until the water gets cold.

 

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Cutting Down Straws for the Little OnesWhen eating out with children and grandchildren, Papa always makes sure he has his small Swiss Army knife in his pocket. Little ones have a difficult time managing a straw in their drinks.

 

Questions

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Searing a Steak?Chef Jacques Pepin has a method of searing steak, then cooking in a slow oven for a long time. Does anyone know the details?

 

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Protecting Outdoor Decks?What is the best treating product for outside wood products such as decks and trellis' to preserve and protect against intense weather conditions, such as snow, sun, rain and wind?

 

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Cornbread Salad?I need a recipe for Cornbread Salad. I had it at a tea room in West Point, Georgia. Can you help me out please!

 

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Substitutes for Cafeteria Food While Visiting the Hospital?My mother is in a hospital 2 hours from her home, my father is with her. Eating in the cafeteria twice a day gets very expensive, any tips for this situation?

 

What Breed Is My Dog?I just got a new puppy named MAX and wonder what kind dog he is? I think Max is a cross between a Chihuahua and Terrier. Any suggestions?

 

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Bringing Mayo For Your Lunch?When making a turkey sandwich, what type of separate container can you put the mayo in? I don't like to add the mayo in the a.m. because by lunch time the bread will be soggy.

 

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Erasing the Memory in Ni-Cd Batteries?I recently purchased 18 Malibu solar garden/pathway lights on eBay that were listed as new; however, the boxes were opened and the tabs had been pulled to activate the rechargeable batteries.

 

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SodaClubUSA.com Reviews?Product Review Requested: Has anyone tried the make-your-own soda pop kit from SodaClubUSA.com?

 

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Keeping Pigeons Away from My House?I live in Southern California and pigeons seem to live on the roof of my house (It's a two story house.) They leave their droppings on the driveway and it's difficult to get rid of every hour or so.

 

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Uses for Last Years School Papers?After every year, I have a stack of papers from school. It seems such a waste to throw it away, and I don't keep them for future reference. Does anyone have any ideas on what to do with them?

 

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Keeping Ants Off a Snowball Bush?Will soap and water spray help keep small ants from eating new leaves on a snowball bush? Anything else to try?

 

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Drying Banana Slices?I am looking for a home made recipe to dry banana slices. Please can you help?

 

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Dark Clothing Staining Light Clothes?Yesterday I washed my white colored pants with a blue color shirt. How can I remove the blue color marks from my white pants?

 

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Making a "Creation Bag"?I'm looking for directions on how to make a "Creation Bag". It is used as a visual to teach the Days of Creation to children.

 

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Bark Peeling at the Base of a Weeping Cherry?I have an 8 year old weeping cherry tree with peeling bark at the base of the tree. The trunk is also sunken in a bit under the peeling bark. The affected area faces south. Could it be from the sun? I also found an insect casing at the base of the tree, it looks like a pupa case.

 

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Tree That Looks Like a Crepe Myrtle?Does anyone know what the name of the plant is that looks like a crape myrtle, but is actually a tree?

 

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Making a Rag Mop?Does anybody know how to make a rag mop? I have a lot of towels that have seen better days that I don't want to use in my (new) bathroom. They are still in reasonable condition if rather dingy looking but seems a pity to toss them or use them as floor cloths.

 

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Hamburger and Ramen Recipe?I am looking for a recipe. Hamburger meat, green onions, ramen noodles and Worcestershire Sauce. Can anyone help me?

 

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Cleaning Dirty Glass Bottles?My husband and I dig up old bottles as a hobby to display. My problem is how do you clean the insides. Soaking doesn't help, nor shaking them with soapy water. Any ideas from someone that has encountered this problem? Thanks.

 

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Sprucing Up a Business?I'm looking for inexpensive ways to spruce up the looks of a business. There is an office, lobby, bathroom, and large sidewalk area. I am stumped about what to do, any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

 

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Switching to Advantage?I was wondering if any one knew if it was ok to use these products at the same time on a 4 year old cat? I have already put the collar on him, which seemed to make him itch more...

 

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Fizz Savers Review?Has anybody tried the product called "Fizz Savers"? (It locks in the bubbles and flavor on opened soda cans so you can put the can in the fridge and finish it later.)

 

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Replacing a Freeze Plug in a 1997 Dodge Dakota?My 1997 Dodge Dakota freeze plug close to transmission is squirting water. How do I pull the old plug and replace. The transmission not in the way but kind of hard to reach.

 

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Mammoth Sunflower Leaves Turning Yellow?I have planted mammoth sunflowers in a large pot and I'm having a problem with the lower leaves first turning yellow, then brown before finally dieing off. Am I over watering or what?

 

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Fingerprint Tiles?I went to a craft show years ago where a woman used small tiles to turn painted fingerprints into art designs on the tile. She then fired them in an oven and we took them home.

 

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