September 11, 2008

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Individual Baked Ham LoavesCombine all ingredients; mix well. Pack lightly in large muffin pans. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees F) for 45 minutes. Serve with horseradish or mustard sauce. The mixture may be baked in a loaf pan if desired.

 

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Cheesy Chicken Patties Put chicken into food processor and chop until fine (I have used a old hand meat grinder with its finest cutter). Add rest of ingredients and mix until all blended. Form into patties. Can be frozen at this point, once frozen wrap in foil, thaw before cooking.

 

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Italian Potato CroquettesIn medium pan cook potatoes in water to cover with 1/2 teaspoon salt; bring to boil. Cover and cook until fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Mash or rice; do not add milk. In large bowl mix potatoes, 1 egg and next 6 ingredients and stir until well mixed.

 

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Greek Lemon Chicken Thighs and PotatoesPlace lemon juice, broth, oil, garlic, and oregano in a large resealable plastic bag or medium glass bowl. Add chicken, seal bag or cover bowl, and marinate at least 2 hours or up to overnight in refrigerator.

 

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Stovetop Mac and CheeseMelt margarine in a saucepan, blend in flour, salt and pepper. Stir over medium heat until smooth and bubbling. remove from heat and whisk in milk, heat to boiling then stir until thickened. Add cheese, stir until melted. Add macaroni and stir until mixed.

 

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Spicy Beet SaladDrain and keep juice from beets. Heat juice and enough water to make 1 cup. Add sugar, vinegar and mustard seeds. Bring to a boil. Add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Let cool.

 

Articles

Shapes made with household objects and paint

Shape ArtBesides using their fingers or a paint brush, give kids another method of painting. Put a little bit of paint on a plate and use items with different shapes to make a masterpiece. In this picture, my daughter used a toilet paper tube and a plastic fruit cup to make the shapes on the paper.

 

Raised Garden

Raised Veggie Garden On DeckHere is my husband's "veggie garden on the deck", built entirely from recycled pallets. Isn't he clever, we are growing lettuce, cabbage, onions, carrots, and spinach!

 

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Using a DehydratorA year ago or so I bought a fairly simple food dehydrator with six shelves. It has sat for awhile, but this year I decided to put it to work. Work indeed; it has been going almost non-stop since the tomatoes, peppers, and grapes have began producing here in sunny CA.

 

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Dovely (Dove)This is Dovely (a cross of Dove and Lovely). She is five years old and a Dove. After visiting a friend, I heard this cooing sound come from the laundry room. When I asked my friend what the sound was, my friend said "oh that's bird".

 

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Personalized Glass Baking PansNever lose a pan at a pot luck dinner again. This was a big hit among friends and family last Christmas. I gave everyone 9x13 inch baking pans that had their name etched into the bottom of the pan.

 

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Do Dahlias Always Need To Be Staked?My dahlias are falling over. Do dahlias always need to be staked and if so, how would you recommend doing it? The previous owner planted several dahlia bushes that come back each year and the tall bud-stems keep falling over.

 

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Easy Tips For Making MeatloafLine a broiler rack with heavy duty foil, with a knife make slits through the slits in the rack. Place on top of broiler pan. Now form your meatloaf on this rack, it will take care of the grease!

 

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Easy Dinner MuffinsMy aunt used to make these dinner muffins. A cup of self rising flour, one Tbsp. of mayonnaise, and a half cup of milk. Just mix and bake at 350 degrees F until light brown on top. Makes six muffins, just enough for dinner. You can't taste the mayo at all.

 

Garden: Devilish TomatoI went to my garden to pick tomatoes, and found this little devil in my garden.

 

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Freeze Lunch Sandwiches in AdvanceFreeze a week's worth of lunchmeat sandwiches for your children on Sunday night. Place in ziplock bags or plastic sandwich containers. Freeze and take out the next day right before your children leave for school. Pack in lunches.

 

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Use Eyeshadow Applicators For ConcealerHere is a tip I came upon by accident :) I have so many eyeshadow applicators (the sponge type) that I don't use because I use brushes instead. You know what?! They are EXCELLENT for patting on concealer! You can pat it on under your eyes on a blemish or discoloration and the little sponge applicator is just the right size!! Now I keep all of my clean ones in a little ziploc to keep them handy. They are also useful for patting on ointment, etc.

 

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Link: Free Donations To The Animal Rescue SiteHey everyone, the Animal Rescue Site needs your help! Please go to this link and click on "Click Here to Give - It's FREE!" Each time you click, they receive money to pay for pet food! I bookmark mine and click on it several times a day.

 

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Recipe For A Green Lawn With No MosquitoesI wanted to share our secret to a natural, non-poisonous, yard healthy recipe for getting rid of mosquitoes and making your lawn green.

 

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Fall Prevention For Spring Garden ProblemsWhen it comes to lawn and garden problems, prevention is the best cure. Fall affords gardeners a great opportunity to set the tone for next year's growing season ...

 

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Use a Boot Tray to Bring Plants InsideIt will soon be time to bring plants in side for the northern gardeners. A boot tray makes an excellent floor for your plants to drain on. They are inexpensive and will protect your furniture or floors.

 

Plumerias

Plumerias - The Hawaiian Lei FlowerPlumerias are fun and easy to grow! Known as the Hawaiian Lei Flower, they can be both fragrant and beautiful. They grow easily from cuttings.

 

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Use Extra Hooks in the Laundry RoomOn the wall in my laundry room, I put some of the removable 3M Command hooks, the large size. I keep hangers on them so when I pull laundry out of the dryer, I can hang it up right away.

 

Avoiding Lead In Your HomeIf lead is found in your home, an experienced professional needs to be hired to remove it. Likewise, if you suspect lead a professional test is also important. However, there are more economical ways to avoid lead in homes that carry lower risks of lead contaminant.

 

Questions

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Baby Formula Stains on Microfiber?How do I get formula spit up out of my microfiber sofa?

 

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Storage In Small Bathroom?How can I add storage space to a small powder room with a pedestal sink? I need something pretty to store toilet tissue and cleaning products in.

 

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Remedies For Shin Splints?What is the best thing to do for shin splints? I run cross country 7 days a week, and I have a meet in 3 or 4 days. My shins hurt really bad. I've been icing them with frozen peas, it helps but is there anything else out there? Please help soon!

 

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"Midnight In Paris" Themed Homecoming Dance?I am in charge of this years homecoming dance decorations for Lutheran East High and the theme this year is "Midnight in Paris". I need some help with decorating. I am on a tight budget and I need some ideas about some nice but reasonably priced decorations. Help!

 

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Monkey Bread Using Butterscotch Pudding?I am looking for a Monkey Bread recipe using ice cream and butterscotch pudding.

 

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Foot Odor On Couch?How do you get foot odor out of a couch? My in-laws were staying with us, and they had the stinkiest feet. They slept on my couch and now I can't get it out. What should I do?

 

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Hardwood Flooring Color Ideas?I just bought a house, the kitchen has light oak cabinets and a cream colored laminate counter top. The walls are beige colored too. What color of hardwood floor should I get?

 

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Care Instructions For Painted Furniture?Can I set drinks on a painted dining room table? I just bought a dining room table and chairs with a painted black surface. There were no care instructions except it said to clean with furniture polish. I wanted to know if I can set drinks on the table or will it leave a watermark? I tried to contact the manufacturer to ask with no luck.

 

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Cherries Are Very Small?We have two cherry trees (do not know variety) but are 4-5 years, both trees have fruit all over this summer. However, the cherries were the size of small peas. Both trees are a good 8-10 ft tall, maybe taller and are planted on a slope for drainage.

 

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Sugar Free Jello Freezer Jam?How do I make freezer jam with sugar free Jello?

 

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Grandma Brown's Baked Beans?Who sells Grandma Brown's baked beans on Long Island?

 

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Keeping Bees Away From a Pool?We recently moved from one part of town to the other and we purchased an above ground pool. This time we seem to be getting invaded by bees. We've searched for hives in our yard. No luck! What can we do to enjoy our pool and not have the little ones get stung?

 

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Baking Large Quiche?Can I bake a quiche in a 13x9x2 inch pan? I want to make one for around 20 people.

 

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Prenatal Vitamins For Hair Growth?I would like to try prenatal vitamins to make my hair grow. But I am not sure which vitamin I am actually looking for. Can anyone help?

 

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Listing Business Services Online?I have a small business, but I don't have enough customers. I want to post my services online. What do I have to do?

 

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Sports Team Themed Christmas Gifts?I want to make most all of my Christmas gifts myself. I am looking for crochet, sewing or knitting patterns that have something to do with the following: NY Yankees, NY Giants, or Dallas Cowboys. Or any other craft ideas! Thanks in advance.

 

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Mardi Gras Themed Snack Foods?I know this is very early to ask but in Feb we are on a food committee for a organization that has older people and the theme is Mardi Gras. I need ideas for what would be appropriated. It just has to be snack food as it is served after the meeting which is usually 9:00 so something light that would pertain to the theme.

 

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What Breed Is My Dog? (Boxer Mix)I would love to know what breed my dog might be. The shelter said she was just a Lab, but I think she's mixed. Just curious really.

 

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