September 17, 2008

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Recipes

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Homemade Egg NoodlesMix eggs and water with a fork. Add oil and baking powder. Add yellow food coloring to desired color. Stir in flour until stiff. Roll to desired thickness. Cut and dry on towel.

 

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Italian Cake With Cream Cheese IcingCombine buttermilk and soda in small bowl; let stand for a few minutes. Beat egg whites until stiff in small bowl; set aside. Cream butter, shortening and sugar in large bowl until fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

 

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Chicken Cacciatore SoupHeat olive oil and butter in a large Dutch oven. Brown chicken breasts on both sides (does not have to be cooked thoroughly - it will finish cooking in the soup.) Remove chicken from pan and reserve.

 

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Cheesy PotatoesPeel and slice potatoes and put in 11x13 baking pan. I make sure the pan is full within 1/4 inch from top. In a medium skillet, melt butter and add 1 medium chopped onion. Saute onion until transparent. Add flour, salt, and pepper and stir until combined.

 

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Ground Beef SandwichesBrown ground beef and sausage. Crumble and drain well. Melt cheese and add oregano and garlic salt. Combine all. Put mixture on buttered rye bread. Brown in broiler and top with mozzarella cheese. May be frozen and browned when needed.

 

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Cherry Salad SupremeLove the cherry pie filling and pineapple in this recipe.

 

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Beets with RaisinsBoil raisins in the 1 cup water until soft and plump; drain. Empty beets into saucepan, add raisins. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup cold water. Stir into beets and raisins. Cook until clear and thickened. Add vinegar and butter.

 

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5 Minute Butterscotch Chocolate Fudge Warm pot on oven. Mix first four ingredients together and stir until melted. Add currents and walnuts to mixture. Spoon mixture in greased pan, refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cut and serve.

 

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Sausage and SauerkrautBrown sausage slightly. Combine other ingredients, except cheese. Bake 2 hours or in crock pot 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. The last 15 minutes add the cheese.

 

Articles

Arbor

Garden Craft: Bentwood ArborI made this arbor with benches over 10 years ago. I put planter boxes down both sides and then put benches inside. The planter boxes are lined with old tarps over plywood and then stick wood.

 

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Use A Hair Dryer To Remove Contact Paper From ShelvesWhile cleaning out my pots and pans cabinet last week, I noticed that the contact paper was looking loose at the edges. I decided that I was going to pull it up and replace it. Well, the bottom shelf of the cabinet came out fine. However, the upper shelf did not.

 

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Skin So Soft for Your HairUse Avon Skin So Soft as a creme for your hair after shampoo. Been using it for ten years as it just takes a couple of drops so you save a lot of money. No, it doesn't leave any kind of smell.

 

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Frugal Tips for Children's ClothingWhen you decided to have children, you have a slight idea of the expense. In your head you immediately think of college fund, food, diapers, cars, medical care, and clothing. We fool ourselves into thinking that it will be easier than it actually is.

 

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Use Produce Bags to Cover Your Casseroles in the FridgeI find that the large plastic bags that you put your produce into at the grocery store recycle to make wonderful 'covers' for your casseroles such as Lasagna pan size or smaller for storage in the refrigerator.

 

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Make A Fiber Art Bracelet With Fabric ScrapsWhat to do with scraps of fabric and yarn? Make a fiber art bracelet. Take any old plastic bangle and start wrapping your scraps. Knot each piece all over till you get the feel you want. You will be such a fashion plate.

 

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Use Baby Powder for a Fresh CarpetUse Baby Powder in place of Carpet Fresh. Be careful not to use Carpet Fresh for baby.

 

water scene

Scenery: Deception Pass (WA)I love to take pictures. Its a favorite hobby of mine. Living here on Whidbey Island there are plenty of places to take pictures. I particularly love historical places to take pictures of. Here is one of my favorite spots, Deception Pass.

 

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Mushroom Mish Mash (Copycat)Cook hamburger patties size of steak burgers in sherry cooking wine. Saute mushrooms in butter and cooking sherry, combine with Mushroom Soup. Pour over patties and top with chopped green onions and shredded Cheddar Cheese.

 

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Use a Monitor Stand for Your TVOne of our VCR/DVD recorders broke, probably due to the fact that the TV was set on top of it. Too much pressure in the wrong place. We found a solution and no doubt the clever people in this group can come up with an even better one.

 

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Laundry Sorter for Each Family MemberI bought laundry baskets for each member of the family. These baskets have three compartments and is on a frame that rolls. Every time an item of clothing is put into the basket, it is put into it's correct spot, so when it is filled the laundry is already sorted.

 

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Place Rewards Coupons In Your WalletWhen I get a Walgreen's Register Rewards coupon or an CVS store ECB coupon, etc. (ones that are usually high values) and I don't want to miss out on using before they expire, I put a brightly colored yard sale pricing dot on them and put them in my dollar bill slot in my wallet.

 

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Use a Wooden Spoon to Prevent TearsI have no idea why this works, just that it does. When chopping onions, hold a wooden spoon in your mouth and you never have painful, teary eyes.

 

Girl Rag Painting a Room

Rag Painting a RoomThis is with a 4 and 5 year old girl's help. My granddaughters wanted to help rag paint their room. Since they did not understand the concept of rag painting, we let them paint with socks on their hands.

 

tan and brown rag wreath

Rag WreathThis is a rag wreath and is so simple to make! Take a hanger, leave the hook on, and shape the hanger into a circle. Cut your material into 1x6 inch strips. Simply tie the strips onto the hanger sliding them tightly together as you go.

 

Garden: Helpful SnakeThis little guy isn't my pet, but he was in my garden and he does help with the bugs. Not all snakes are bad, plus he blends right in.

 

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Check for Free Museum DayVisit the link below to find out which museum nationwide near you is part of the Smithsonian Museum Day and has free admission!

 

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CorningWare SimplyLite Reviews?At Sam's Club I noticed CorningWare in a lighter weight version. It's called SimplyLite. The caveats were that one could not move it from one temperature extreme to another. Has anyone used this? Does it perform as well as the old CorningWare?

 

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Minced Garlic vs. Fresh?Does anyone have any opinion about buying minced garlic vs. fresh? It appears at first that the minced jar at Walmart might end up saving a little money.

 

Is My Pit Bull Full Blooded?Can any one help me? I have a pit bull puppy and I need to know.

 

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Cleaning a Red Brick Patio?How can I clean moss and black mold from a red brick patio?

 

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Using Human Eye Drops for Dogs?Can I use human eye drops on a small dog?

 

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Rag Rug Won't Lay Flat?I have just taught myself the basics of making a rag rug using a knotted method, rather than crochet (because I'm not really sure how to do that) but for all the fabulous instructions I've found, there is nothing that tells me how to make it lay flat, without making the outer stitches huge.

 

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Tiny "Slugs"?I live in an upstairs apartment that is kept very cool and dry year round and until last week I've never even seen a roach in my apartment. All of a sudden, I am finding these tiny light pinkish slimy things here and there, and now in my bed. Yuck!

 

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Retro Clothing for Larger Sizes?Does anyone know where I can purchase reproduction sexy retro clothing for a size 14 voluptuous figure? Or, maybe just a pattern? Mae West was a very large woman, but try and find sexy, satin, form fitting dresses for a size 14 now. Have tried Daddy's O's and Pinup Girl.

 

What Breed Is My Dog? (German Shepherd Mix)Help me figure out the breed of my dog please! I rescued Kody from a shelter in March of 2007 and his paperwork said he was about 1 year old and German Shepherd mix. Since then, people have told me he looks like he has some Husky, Malinois, or Chow (because of the spots on his tongue) mixed in.

 

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Windows Stained by a Vaporizer?How do I get rid of an old stain from a vaporizer on windows?

 

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Minivan's Sliding Doors Freeze Shut?The sliding doors on my 2004 Toyota Sienna minivan keep freezing shut in the winter. How do I prevent this?

 

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Well Water Making Laundry Smell Bad?We use well water in our area and because of that water when I wash towels they always have a fowl smell to them. What can I do to take away the smell?

 

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