September 25, 2008

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Recipes

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Chili Cheese FriesMix ingredients together and enjoy!

 

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Mini CheesecakesRecipes For Mini Cheesecakes

 

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Spiced Red CabbagePlace cabbage in large kettle of boiling, salted water; boil for 1 minute, drain. Return to kettle. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer for 1 hour ot until cabbage is tender. Remove bay leaf.

 

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Lemon Poppyseed BreadBeat eggs slightly; add other ingredients and beat 4 minutes at medium speed. Grease and flour two 5x9 inch loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. When cold, wrap in foil and store in refrigerator or freeze.

 

Jiffy Spiffy Brownies

Jiffy Spiffy BrowniesI kind of do what Sandra Lee does, but this is my idea. When I need chocolate, I need it bad, then I don't need it for a while. So, I go all out.

 

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Egg RollsMarinate meat in 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, salt & cornstarch. After 15 minutes, brown meat and drain. Boil coleslaw mix for 2 minutes. Drain and cover with cool water for 15 minutes. Stir-fry coleslaw and bamboo shoots for about 5 minutes.

 

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Coca Cola ChickenSalt and pepper your chicken pieces to taste. Place in a large skillet/frying pan. In a bowl, mix together the mustard and ketchup. Slowly add the cola and stir slowly until you use all the cola.

 

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Grape Ice CreamRecipes for Grape Ice Cream

 

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Using Your Coffee Maker Without ElectricityDue to extended electrical outages caused by the last two hurricanes, we have discovered a few tips for coping with no electricity. The first couple days we made do with instant coffee. We have a gas range, so could heat water in a kettle.

 

frosted flower

Finding Your Frost DatesEvery growing zone has an average number of frost free days-days between the last frost in the spring and the first frost in the fall. These frost-free days are our growing season. Our chance to nurture flowers, vegetables, and fruit to maturity.

 

Sun Dried Tomatoes

How to Make Your Own Sun Dried TomatoesSun dried tomatoes are one of the most useful gourmet ingredients for cooking. They are also expensive. If you grow or pick your own (or even if you buy them) sun drying them yourself is easy to do at home.

 

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Organic Mole FormulaI ran across this recipe for getting rid of those nasty moles and thought there's others out there that have a yard full of mole hills like I do that may find some use in it.

 

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Use a Disposable Cake Platter as a Mini GreenhouseI bought a cake for my daughter's birthday and I was trying not to waste anything. So I decided to use the cake platter and clear plastic lid as a mini greenhouse. I can start some of my perennials in January, so by mid June I should have quite a bunch of plants to plant.

 

Domestic Shorthair

Gizmo (Domestic Shorthair)Gizmo is 7 years old. She is a domestic short hair. I found my wonderful Gizmo on August 31, 2001 when my mare gave birth to one of my fillies. Gizmo was standing underneath my mare between her legs trying to stay dry in the rain that day. Gizmo was about 3-4 weeks old and nothing except bone.

 

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What To Harvest From Your Flower GardenGrab some freebies from your garden for next year. I pick off dried marigold flowers and save in a paper bag (labeled) to plant next year. Each dried flower contains tons of seeds! Also, you can root sprigs of rosemary and impatiens in water and keep in a sunny window, to plant next year.

 

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Use Junk Mail to Mark Dates on CansI always date mark my cans when I bring them home so I know to use them on time. More and more, labels are too slippery to write on and I hate the smell of markers

 

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Use Tide for Stains and a Cheaper Brand for the RestWith the ever rising costs of keeping clean and clean laundry, I tried to come up with ways to cut costs in every part of the house (I guess that's why we are tuned into "Thrifty Fun"). For doing laundry I have always used Tide.

 

Spiders made from plastic bags for your yard.

Yard SpidersWe had just cleaned out grapevines in the backyard, so I thought, I should make something. Spiders came to mind for Halloween. I cut the lengths I wanted, nailed them to a piece of 2x4 and stuffed a black trashbag and nailed it on top. Glitter for the eyes. Large spiders in the yard, spoooky.

 

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Reuse a Bird Bath BaseRecycle that base from your broken bird bath! Many times I have rescued the bottom portions of those broken concrete bird baths that are out for the trash.

 

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Sewer Smell Coming from a FaucetWhat causes sewer water smell when you turn on water in upstairs bathrooms?

 

Transplanting OrchidsI am looking for tips about transplanting orchids. Repotting orchids is really only necessary when the plant has outgrown its pot, or the growing medium needs refreshing.

 

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Lavender Plant Not GrowingI need help with my lavender plant. I bought it in early May, an already established plant, Munstead variety. I re-potted it together with rosemary in a nice size pot, because I heard that they are good companion plants.

 

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Putting Finish on a CabinetI have painted a new cabinet top with an undercoat and two coats of black semi-gloss. I want to get a harder finish and wondered if I can use MinWax semi gloss polycrylic over the paint?

 

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Tomato Plant Leaves Turning BlackIn my greenhouse last year my tomatoes leaves went black and crispy. Now I have noticed the same is beginning to happen again. How can I stop this before I lose my plants? Would I need to disinfect the greenhouse?

 

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Esperanza Bush Not BloomingMy Esperanza bush is not blooming. I purchased 5 of these bushes with tiny clusters of trumpet like yellow flowers, 2 months ago. One bush has never blossomed. It is growing taller and spreading, but no flowers! What could be the problem?

 

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Temporary Computer DeskI need a computer stand but I don't want to buy one because I will be given a nice computer cabinet in a few months. Until then do you have any frugal ideas as to what I can use to sit my desktop computer on in the living room?

 

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Gum on a Police UniformHow do you get gum out of a police uniform shirts. I washed and dried them and I forgot I had gum in the pockets.

 

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Pear PreservesPlease tell me why pears are not sold as preserves, jam or any other form of spread in the grocery store.

 

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Sewing Christmas Gift Ideas For BeginnerDoes anyone have ideas for sewing Christmas gifts that would be suitable for a beginner? Thanks very much and God Bless!

 

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Clothes Smell SourMy clothes smell real bad. I have tried washing them twice each time I visit the laundromat. I followed your instructions regarding vinegar and today when I on the train everyone started sniffing around me. When my fellow employees past my desk the smell themselves. I am desperate and need advice ASAP.

 

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Cat Urine On New CarpetHow do I clean cat urine on a new carpet?

 

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Caring for an Arbicola Plant (Peace Lily)When my husband passed in June I was sent a large arbicola plant (Peace Lily). The leaves have been falling off and the florist told me to put it in a bigger pot and give it miracle grow once a month.

 

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Mushrooms Growing On Tree RootsHow do I get rid of the mushroom fungi growing on all the ground roots of our fruitless pear tree?

 

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Orioles No Longer Visiting FeederI have been feeding about four Baltimore Orioles since spring and now my feeder has sat untouched for days. I was re-filling it every other day as they were literally waiting in line to feed, now it looks like they've moved on.

 

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