August 11, 2008

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Foldtuk Mac and CheeseThis is a recipe I use with my Foldtuk bakeware container. It's really easy and delicious. You don't have to use this specific container, of course, but I did think it would be a unique addition to the recipes.

 

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Grandma's Tomato PicklesSalt slices green tomatoes and let stand overnight. Drain. Add rest of ingredients. Boil 15-20 minutes. Put in hot jars and seal.

 

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Homemade Bread PuddingHeat the milk and pour over the bread cubes. Add the eggs beaten with the sugar and butter cut in small pieces. Mix in raisins. Add 1 tsp of vanilla. Bake at 350 degrees F until pudding is firm. Serve with light cream or milk (opt.)

 

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Bisquick Blueberry MuffinsHeat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease bottom only of 12 medium muffin cups or line with paper baking cups. Stir all ingredients except blueberries in medium bowl just until moistened. Fold in blueberries. Divide batter evenly among cups.

 

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Chinese Fried ChickenThis recipe was sent to me by a friend and is very tasty. It's a dish I'd make again and to also serve when having guests.

 

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Homemade FudgesiclesIn a medium saucepan, combine dry pudding mix with the sugar and milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm. Makes about 10.

 

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Low-Fat New York CheesecakeMix all ingredients, using a mixer. Bake in a springform pan (with any crust desired). Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes or 200 degrees F for 45 minutes.

 

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Three Fruit DelightA very refreshing dessert especially during the summer.

 

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Scalloped CabbageDrain blanched cabbage. Add butter, milk and cheese. Put in buttered casserole and top with buttered crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees F until brown and bubbly.

 

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Banana MilkadeMash bananas thoroughly. Add milk and sugar. Beat with an egg beater. If desired, the pineapple juice, vanilla and nutmeg can be added.

 

Articles

Decorative blue and yellow birdhouse.

Tole Painted Woodcut BirdhouseThis small birdhouse and bird decoration is a classic example of country style painting. It uses a woodcut birdhouse and bird as the canvas. Various crafts paints are used to do a type of "Tole Painting" to create a wholesome, country theme.

 

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School Shopping at an Outlet MallWe plan an all day trip to Reading, PA to shop at the Vanity Fair Outlets on a weekday or a Saturday. It is a beautiful scenic trip. We make a list of all the clothing, shoes, sneakers, and school needs, etc. and spend most of the day there. We'll eat there and shop.

 

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Smashing Bananas for Banana BreadMy oldest daughter and I were discussing baking and cooking. When we came to bananas and how to prepare them for banana bread, she clued me in on the easy way of mashing them. She has her son, Daniel, use a hammer and smash them in the skin. I thought that clever.

 

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Keep Track of What is in StorageBefore we moved out of the country we stored tons of stuff in basements and with friends. To keep track of it all, we just took digital photos of each box before we sealed it up and wrote numbers on the boxes.

 

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Keep a Notebook With YouI keep a small notebook with me at all times. I use it to make to do lists, grocery lists, and as a prayer journal. Whenever I need to write something on the list, I have it with me.

 

Beware "CNN.com Daily Top 10" Emails; Actually MalwareThousands (possibly millions) of users are receiving what looks like an innocuous daily missive from CNN.com (it sails right through spam filters), offering links to the "Daily Top 10" stories and videos. Flag these emails as spam, and do not click the links inside.

 

Questions

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Getting Rid of Paint Smell?I'm getting the whole inside of my house painted. The paint smell is a little heavy. How can I remove the smell?

 

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Instructions for Children to Make a Rag Rug?I want to have my class of 11 year olds make a rag rug. Can you give me some help on materials to use, as basic as possible. Thank you.

 

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Decoupaging Vinyl?Can you decoupage vinyl? I would like to decoupage a vinyl cloth to a board to use as an outdoor wall hanging. Is this possible? What products would I need to use?

 

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Free Printable Yard Sale Price Tags?Where can I find free, printable yard sale tags?

 

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Ice Cube Trays?Any gizmos to make ice cubes? Years ago we had a plastic box and special cube trays that, when turned face down and flexed, would drop the ice right into the holding box. Anyone seen one of these lately?

 

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Listerine Wash For Itchy Dog?I am using the baby oil, Listerine, and water as my dog itches all the time. I want to know how often do I use it? Thank you.

 

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Is Black Walnut Tree Toxic To Sweetspire Plant?I want to plant a Virginia sweetspire. The area where I'm thinking of planting it has a black walnut tree in it. Does anyone know if the black walnut is toxic to Virginia sweetspires? Thanks in advance!

 

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Information About Caldwell, Idaho?My husband and I are considering moving from Northern Indiana to Caldwell, Idaho. I found some information online, but want more. Can anyone who lives there or nearby give me some more info? How safe is this area? What kind of businesses are there? We own a comic book/collectible toy/used book store and would want to reopen in Caldwell, especially if there is no other store like that.

 

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Verizon DSL Plans: "Price Guaranteed For Life"?I am interested in getting Verizon for my DSL computer service. I am looking for an offer for life of $14.99. Some people have gotten this, yet when I contact customer service, I am told the only available plan is $19.99, and only guaranteed for a year. Does anyone have info on the $14.99 deal? This would be applicable to Northeastern PA area. Thanks for your help.

 

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How Frequently Can You Breed A Dog?I have a four-old-year old Boston Terrier, Bella. She is the love of our lives, right along with her four side kicks, Lucy, Delilah, Rachel, and Bo. We first bred Bella when she was two years old, she had eight beautiful puppies, all healthy and she raised them all. We bred her again last March, she had nine beautiful pups, all healthy, and she raised all of them.

 

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Chatterbug Phone Service Reviews?Has anyone used the Chatterbug phone service? I would like to get this for my mother but am a little nervous about the lack of information on the web. I can't find any reviews, good or bad. Please help. Thank you.

 

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Removing Hawaiian Punch Stain From Carpet?How do I get a Hawaiian Punch stain out of carpet?

 

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Removing Oil and Vinegar From Windshield?How do you get vegetable oil mixed with vinegar off a car windshield?

 

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