September 22, 2008

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No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal CookiesStir together butter, cocoa and sugar. Bring to boil and cook one minute. Remove from heat and add peanut butter, vanilla and oats. Stir well. Drop on wax paper and let cool.

 

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Overnight ColeslawMix cabbage, pepper, onion and celery. Mix all dressing ingredients together in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cool. Pour over cabbage mixture. Let stand overnight in refrigerator.

 

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Sausage Brunch CasseroleBeat eggs and milk slightly; add rest of ingredients. Pour into a 9x9 inch greased pan and cover with foil. Refrigerate overnight. Bake the next morning at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.

 

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Real Dutch Butter CookiesPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix sugar, butter and egg. Add vanilla or lemon rind and sift self-rising flour into the batter. Mix well and chill dough for at least one hour in the refrigerator. Roll out on a well-floured board and cut with various cookie cutter, about 1/4 inch thick.

 

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Easy Rice A Roni Chicken DinnerCook rice dinner according to directions. Add chicken and you have a quick dinner! Get creative and add leftover vegetables. If you want a saucier dish, a package of clear chicken gravy cooked according to directions, or a can of cream of chicken soup mixed with a half a can of water works well.

 

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Ma's MeatloafMix all together. Wrap in foil or place on broiler pan (if dieting). Cook 300 degrees F 1 hour. Put catsup on top when you open the foil and allow it to cool overnight.

 

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Jess' Zucchini BreadPreheat oven to 325 degrees F. Generously grease bottom and sides of 2 large loaf pans or 3 medium sized loaf pans. Beat eggs in a very large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients without mixing between additions.

 

Articles

cords with velcro

Uses for VelcroI always keep Velcro strips and dots on hand because they're very handy to keep track of things that get misplaced easily.

 

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Using AsafoetidaAsafoetida is native to Iran. The spice is made from the dried resin like gum that comes from within the stem. When made into a ghee the smell and flavor will resemble sauteed onion or garlic.

 

Hospital Tray With Food

Reusing Hospital TraysWhen you come home from the hospital with a bath pan full of goodies, it's nice. I have several of those plastic pans that I have collected over the years. They last forever.

 

Jesus praying room divider screen.

Craft Project: Divider ScreenYou can use this screen for privacy or just for daily inspiration. It does take some time because of its size, but well worth the time invested. If you are artistic, make your own canvas frames and hinge them together.

 

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Creating a Laundry ScheduleWe have 6 people living in our house. This makes it hard to keep everything clean and our laundry done. I have asked each person to do their own laundry on a specific day. We are never waiting for someone to get done and are not stressed about it.

 

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Reuse a Dawn Power Dissolve BottleI have purchased the product "Dawn Power Dissolve" and it is wonderfully effective but pricey so I have saved the empty bottle. I love the way the nozzle sprays the contents as a foam.

 

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Discounted Banking Services For SeniorsFor senior citizens, check with your bank to see if they have any special services for seniors. I questioned some things on a bank statement regarding a debit payment that I did not authorize.

 

Write an Ethical WillAn ethical will, sometimes called an ethical legacy, is a document written to preserve and pass along key moral and life lessons. An ethical will is not a legally binding document and is not intended as a way to distribute property or money.

 

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Reuse Old Broaches as Refrigerator MagnetsI find old unused broaches, take the back clip off and add a magnet to the back. I use them on the refrigerator to hold notes and stuff.

 

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Condition Your Grill With Oil To Prevent StickingTired of food sticking to your BBQ grill? Try this. Heat your grill on high and let it get hot. Use a 2 inch brush and small dipping bowl with about 1/4 inch veg oil.

 

women preparing argan oil

Using Argan OilArgan oil is produced in Morocco by Berber women. In recent years this oil has been discovered by western cosmetic companies which praise this oil for its skin benefits.

 

Questions

Dog Getting Her First Period (Heat)?My little girl Roxy, ShitzShu, Maltese and Yorkie, 16mnths old, started her period on Sept 5th and is still spotting. Otherwise she is happy, eating, playing and sleeping normally. She does rub her bottom on the ground, which has indicated need to go number 2.

 

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Paying Off High Interest Student Loans?Are there any financial institutions or private lenders that can help pay off high interest student loans? My daughter borrowed just over 20K and it will take 15 years to pay off for a total of nearly 80K!

 

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5 Year Old Misbehaving at School?What to do about a talkative 5 yr. old? My daughter won't stop talking in school that the teacher says she's not listening at all and keeps talking and won't raise her hand.

 

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Cotton Table Cloth Has Yellowed?I have a 100% cotton table cloth and washed it on full cycle with about 1/2 cup of bleach. It came out yellow. I've tried vinegar wash, soda wash, with salt, hanging it outside in the sun and to no avail it's still yellow looking. Needless to say all the other linens came out fine.

 

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Getting a Young Dog's Attention?My little girl gets so distracted when we are out walking in public. So distracted that she seems to want to wander back and forth on the trails or walk ways.

 

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Reviews Of Shamwow Cloths?Has anyone bought the Shamwow cloths advertised on T.V.? Does it work as stated?

 

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Slingo Express?How can I get Slingo Express? Back in 1995, I had the original Slingo. Not the deluxe or any of the others. I just want to know how to get the Slingo that was on AOL.

 

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Weed Killer That Is Safe For Rabbits?Does anyone know of a weed killer I can use that is non poisonous to my rabbit. I've tried vinegar with no effect.

 

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Hose For Washing Dog In Bathtub?I first want to thank everyone for responding and helping me find a low fat diet for my dog Gracie. I have a new request. Does anyone know where I can find a portable hose to use in my bathtub to give my dogs a bath? I prefer to use the bathtub in my master where it is separate from my shower.

 

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Locations For A Sleepover Birthday Party?Where should I have a sleepover birthday party?

 

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Crocheted Sunflower Potholder?Does anyone have a crochet pattern for a Sunflower potholder, that was printed in a magazine years ago? It was worked like a Granny Square, only circular.

 

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Measuring Curtains for a Wall?I would like to hang curtains on one wall in my bedroom. I would like the curtains to look full on the wall, not skimpy looking. Can some one tell me how I can measure the wall and then find out how many panels of curtains I will need?

 

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Molds For Making Cement Birdbaths?I am looking for molds to make my own birdbaths with cement. Any suggestions on where to find them? Thanks.

 

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Removing Odor From Leather Watchband?I spilled gasoline on my leather watch and cannot get the odor out. What can i do? It's on the watch band.

 

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Altering T-shirts That Are Too Large?I recently purchased a couple of really nice t-shirts, only to find they are too large. Nice problem, huh? I want to alter them to fit me better. The shoulders are much too wide as well, so will need to do something about that. Does anyone have directions for altering t-shirts that are too large? I have been sewing for years. Thank you.

 

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Sealing the Soles of Sandals?Does anyone have a good idea to seal the soles of a pair of rubber sandals?

 

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Quick Meals To Take To Work?I work two full time jobs! I generally only have minutes per day to prepare and eat food. I'm getting really tired of eating quickly prepared ham sandwiches for every meal. What are some ideas for a grab and go meal that I can keep all day and eat for late lunches and dinners? Help!

 

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Uses for Clear Plastic Packaging?I bought some linen recently which was wrapped in thick clear plastic, like a wallet. My husband bought underpants contained in the same material. I don't want to just throw this clear plastic away - surely it could have another use?

 

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Installing Awning Over Deck?I want to install an awning over my ground level deck. Any recommendations or warnings? Thanks.

 

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Crafts Using Pine Cones and Gourds?My father has thousands of the long leaf pine cones from our state tree. He also has home grown gourds almost ready for harvest. He is semi retired and has farmed all his life. How can I help him sell his gourds? Picking up the pine cones gives him something to do at his age. I want him to stay active working the ground, we are blessed with nature crafts in NC.

 

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Repairing Electrical Cord?I borrowed a Bosch dvs1274 belt sander and accidentally got the cord caught in the belt and it is torn. I want to replace the cord but it is 16 feet long and when I called Bosch they said their replacement cords are 10 feet long. I can't find a 16-foot anywhere! However, since the tear is only about 6 inches from the plug, could the cord just be cut at the tear and re-attach the plug?

 

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Dog Has Accidents In Same Spot?My dog has accidents in the house. What can I use to discourage him from doing it in the same spot?

 

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Painting Wooden Spools For Halloween?About 5 years ago I made a craft project for Halloween by painting on wooden spools. The characters were Frankenstein, Dracula, and a witch. Can anyone out there can help me, thanks in advance!

 

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Hardwired Garbage Disposal Quit Working?My garbage disposal has quit working. I have pushed the reset button several times and get only a slight hum sound. There is no way to unplug and replug it, as the cord goes through the wall. Heaven only knows where it plugs in, help! Any suggestions?

 

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Getting Rid Of Ants?Any ideas on how to get rid of ant? The little red ones that are all over the yard and come into the house where ever they want to. I've tried everything and nothing seems to work.

 

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Trim Ideas for a Burgundy Room?I just painted living room and hallway a burgundy (with a reddish tint) color have no clue what to do with the trim. Wood molding is not in budget.What would go good in main living area with this color? This was a bold move for me, I've never gone this dark before.

 

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Cheap, Easy Lighting for a School Dance?We are looking for CHEAP ways to do the lighting for a middle school sock hop. The dance will take place in the Commons area where the students eat lunch. We would like to "transform" it quickly and easily. Any suggestions?

 

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Free Internet Access?How do I get free internet?

 

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Replacing Water Heater In Attic?Does anyone have suggestions on replacing a water heater that is in the attic? How do we get it down and the new one up there without calling a professional?

 

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Decorating Attic Bedrooms?My granddaughters both have attic rooms. Both about 12 x 18 in size. They both have a window at one end and the entry door at the other end (both are on the 12 foot end). They are sort of long thin rooms with light coming from the only window on the end. I wanted to keep the white ceilings, we need that to keep the rooms brighter. But I am willing to paint designs on them or whatever.

 

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Wooden Rockers Have Molded?We have two white rockers from Cracker Barrel on our front porch. They have molded and I can't seem to get them clean. The front porch does stay shaded almost all day. I need some ideas for how to clean them. I have tried bleach, scrubbing with soap, and a magic eraser. Thanks.

 

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Killing Grass Around Spruce Tree?I have an 8 year old Colorado blue spruce with 2' tall quack grass growing up through the bottom branches. If I pull it comes back thicker. I cannot dig it up as the roots are up to 15' long. I thought about cutting the bottom branches off the spruce and spraying Round Up on the ground to kill the grass.

 

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Sugar-Free Holiday Candy Recipes?With the holidays right around the corner, does anyone have sugar-free candy recipes or other sweet snacks suitable for a diabetic?

 

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Persistent Feminine Itching?I went to different OB/GYN Doctors and got many test done over and over. I have no STD's. They can't find anything wrong. I am a clean freak, I take a bath 3 times a day and always making sure it's clean down there. So why do I itch?

 

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Removing Burnt Blueberries From Aluminum Pot?I was camping with my boy scout troop and I decided to make blueberry cobbler. I was making it in an aluminum pot but we cooked it too long and now the blueberries have been burnt into the bottom of the pan. I have destroyed an entire SOS pad and all that did was make it shiny.

 

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Cleaning a Garage Floor?What is the best way to clean a garage floor and get rid of odors? I just moved into a rental house and the garage floor has a lot of oil spots on it and I think they keep their pets in the garage also.

 

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Looking For Monopoly Fabric?Does anyone know if there is monopoly fabric?

 

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Aquarium Club Party?My husband and I are hosting the annual holiday/year-end party for our salt water aquarium club. What we do know: it needs to be a sit-down/buffet dinner, approx. 30-40 will be attending, and the party will be at our home.

 

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Losing A Feline Friend?We lost Clara, one of our feline friends just a couple of hours ago and I need to share this sad experience with some of the cat lovers out there. Would this be possible? I sure could use some feedback. Thank you so much.

 

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Vegetarian "Chicken" Enchilada Recipe?When I lived in California, a restaurant near Loma Linda Hospital served the BEST Vegetarian "Chicken" Enchiladas! From what I remember it had flour tortillas rather than corn. It had green chiles and a sour cream/cheese sauce. I would LOVE to have the recipe. It was so delicious. They served it every Thursday for lunch. I no longer remember the name of the restaurant.

 

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Removing Algae From Patio Bricks?How do I remove dark green algae from bricks on the patio?

 

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Are Eggs Shells Bad for a Garbage Disposal?I thought I had already posted this but does anyone know if egg shells are good or bad for your garbage disposal? One plumber told me that it is good because it sharpens the blades and the other plumber told me it was bad because it clogs the pipes. Anyone know a good plumber?

 

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Cheapest Time to Run Your Washing Machine?What is the cheapest time to run the washing machine and why?

 

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Sponge Cake Without Using Eggs?I would like to know a recipe for baking a simple sponge cake without having to use eggs. Thanks.

 

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Pattern For "Family Guy" Crocheted Doll?I am looking for a crochet pattern for a Stewie Griffin doll from Family Guy. My adult daughter thinks he's a hoot and I would love to surprise her with this for Christmas. Thanks in advance.

 

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Homemade Reed Diffusers?How do you make reed diffusers at home? I love them but they can be expensive for the whole house.

 

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Tightening Eyeglasses?How can I tighten my eyeglasses? They keep sliding down my nose and I have to keep going to the Optical Center to get them tightened up. Is there a kit or something similar I can buy to do this?

 

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Resizing a Cross Stitch Pattern?How do I make a cross stitch pattern bigger so instead of doing it on 18 I can do it on 14?

 

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