September 29, 2008

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German Style Pork Roast With Sauerkraut and Potatoes (Crockpot)Place the potatoes, garlic, salt, and pepper in a slow cooker; stir to coat. Season the pork roast with salt and pepper; lay on top the potatoes. Pour the sauerkraut over the roast; sprinkle with caraway seeds. Cook in slow cooker on Low 8 to 10 hours.

 

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Overnight Snowball CookiesPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat 2 egg whites till foamy. Gradually add 2/3 cup sugar and continue beating till peaks form. Fold in pinch of salt, 1 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 cup finely chopped pecans, and 1 cup semi sweet chocolate bits (small or regular).

 

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Orange Pineapple Jello SaladMix dry Jello with cottage cheese until blended. Add all other ingredients. Chill for 2 hours.

 

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Prune PieWith a spatula mix the sugar, egg and salt. Add flour, mixing with your fingers. Little by little, add the butter until the dough is smooth. Spread the dough in large greased pie plate. Prick with a fork and bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees F.

 

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Brisket of BeefBrush top and bottom of brisket with liquid smoke; sprinkle both sides with onion salt, garlic salt, and celery salt. Place in covered dish and refrigerate at least 12 hours. When ready to bake, shake Worcestershire sauce over top of meat.

 

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Cheeseburger SoupCook and season the hamburger, cook the rice, mix all the ingredients together. Let set covered until the cheese melts and it acquires the soupy texture. Yum Yum So Good! Enjoy!!

 

Articles

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Product Review: Petstages Chewing Orka JackI just wanted to mention a pet toy that was worth every inch of what I paid for it. It's the Orka Jack by Petstages, purchased at a local Petco store.

 

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Restaurant Coupons by Email In the age of email we have the ability to get coupons straight from the restaurant we want to visit. Sign up for email clubs and birthday clubs that restaurants in your area offer. Red Lobster sends out a birthday coupon and other $ off meal coupons throughout the year. Budgets are tight so enjoy dinning out and saving.

 

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Keeping Foods Cold Without ElectricityFirst of all, know what you want from the fridge, retrieve it quickly, and close the door to keep the cold in. Secondly, make room on the middle shelf of your fridge to put a plastic container. I used a basin that came from my husband's last trip to the hospital...

 

poodle mix

Honey (Poodle Mix)Honey is almost 2 years old. He is a Poodle and mix of shihtzu or ? I got him free from someone selling pups for $900.00. He was free because he was 8 weeks old and had been abused. He was missing a tooth (had been kicked)

 

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Finding Your Luggage When TravelingMaking your luggage easy to identify quickly saves time at the airline baggage carousel. I use a brightly coloured tape available at art or office supply stores, and create an 8 inch tall initial and stick it to my luggage.

 

Painted recycled cupboard.

Crackled CupboardThis old cupboard was in the basement when I bought my house. I thought it had charm because it was made of car siding which happens to be pretty much in vogue.

 

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Use a Chalkboard to Post Your Weekly MenusI have a two-fold approach to saving money on food. First, always have a menu. I bought a very cheap chalkboard ($3) and decorated it to match my kitchen decor.

 

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Using Cocoa Butter as a Makeup RemoverI use a simple routine for washing my face that has saved me a fortune in costly creams or soaps. I buy an inexpensive large cocoa butter lotion from the chain store to remove all of my makeup.

 

Cardboard pyramid from Bic pen package.

Recycled Paper PyramidI opened a pen package today and was going to save the white board inside for signs, then realized they had little folds in the ends and the middle. Curiosity took over and I folded them, to find that they make a perfect little pyramid!

 

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Homemade Yarn CanisterI have always had a problem with yarn staying put when I am knitting and crocheting. I thought it was silly to purchase the already made yarn canisters with the hole in the top, so I made my own with a large potato salad container.

 

Leaves

Craft Supplies Falling Into Your YardAs the autumn months pass by, many of our yards are filling with free craft supplies. Be sure to take advantage of the plentiful offerings of nature. Your kids will thank you for it.

 

Scenery: RaindropMy daughter borrowed my camera one rainy day, and managed to snap this picture just as a raindrop hit a puddle of water.

 

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Douche for Pet Stain OdorTo remove dog/cat urine from carpets, use Masingill's Vinegar and Water Douche. Pour solution on the spot and with a towel using a circular motion..

 

Questions

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Leftover Perennial Seeds?If I have perennial seeds left over from purchasing last Spring. Can I plant them now for a Spring garden? What is the best thing to do with these seeds?

 

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Boyfriend's 30th Birthday Party?My boyfriend's 30th birthday is in January. He is the most genuine, sweetest person, always ready to help out anyone. He deserves a great party and at times has hinted he wants a party with all his friends and family (100+). I need help in how to achieve all this with a small budget.

 

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Displaying Cupcakes at a Party?Does anyone have a cheap idea for displaying cupcakes at a child's birthday?

 

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Tree Damaged During Transplanting?I am transplanting a London Plane tree that is approx. 2-3 yrs. old. When digging it up part of the trunk was damaged including removal of some bark and some of the side roots. What can be done to help this tree survive?

 

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Mennonite Food Store In Poplar Bluff, MO?How can I get directions to the Mennonite/Amish food store there in Poplar Bluff, MO?

 

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Homemade Heat Pack Gets Wet?My son is 11, has Autism and is non-verbal. His para at school has a bean/rice flannel bag that she heats up. He's in love with it! So she mentioned it to me, and that her daughter made it for her years ago at girl scouts. Well I went out and bought dried beans, nice rice, Red Sox flannel fabric and hand stitched it! When I heated it, it got hot but very stinky! Then it began to retain moisture and the flannel began to sweat/feel wet!

 

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Uses For Broken Christmas Light Strands?Let's pretend the you have a ton of non-working strands of Christmas lights. You tried to fix them by replacing the bulbs but they still aren't working. What would you do with them?

 

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Cowgirl Photo Centerpieces?I need an idea for my daughter's cowgirl party for centerpieces that display a photo. I have 7 tables so I am looking for something cheap.

 

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Hair Is Frizzy At Roots?My hair has become frizzy right at the roots, not at the ends. It looks like I have a fine layer of frizz all over the top. Please help me, I'm desperate!

 

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Skunk Spray Stained Vehicle Paint?My car was sprayed by a skunk and it visibly stained the paint. Any ideas on how to remove the stain? I have tried a finish restorer and a commercial grade tar and road grime cleaner.

 

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Baking Pan for Cooking a Turkey?What kind of baking pan should I get for a turkey? I'm interested in knowing what size would be best as well as what material/brand would be best.

 

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Blocking Calls On A Cell Phone?Is there a way to block a caller on a cell phone? I tried calling my cell company and I can't seem to get an agent who speaks english! I've had this cell number for several years, but lately a girl keeps calling it asking for a guy we don't know. She calls several times a day. I ignore them, but she also leaves messages on the voicemail as well.

 

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Inexpensive Eye Cream?I'm looking for an inexpensive eye cream. I'm 32 yrs old and noticing my eyes are looking tired and oldish. Does any one have any tips or a good eye cream they can recommend for me? Thank you.

 

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Adding Flavor To Medifast Liquid Diet?I am on a Medifast liquid diet before surgery. It's a vanilla flavored powder that mixes with water. I've quickly tired of the recipe book purchased. I purchased extracts or imitation flavoring ...

 

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Making A Castle Model For School?My daughter has to make a 3D castle for school. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make this? It's got to have a moat and portcullis and a chapel and dungeon, etc.

 

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Mildew On Roses?How do you get rid of mildew on roses?

 

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Recommendations For Small Food Processor?I need a recommendation for a small food processor. My Bravetti Quad Blade stick blender just bit the dust (and didn't do such a hot job making bread crumbs, so it's no great loss). I owned a previous model of this item and it was excellent. Too bad they 'improved it'.

 

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Phantom Door Locking?I have a 2007 GMC Envoy. The dealer's solution to phantom door locking has been to disconnect the mechanical linkage to the inside door lever. I'm concern with the possibility of needing to exit the locked drivers door in an emergency, having lost electrical power. I'm unsuccessful in dealing with GMC. Any advice?

 

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Keeping Sage Leaves For Cooking?I have a sage plant that died and the leaves have dried up. They smell gloriously when crumbled. I'd like to keep the leaves for cooking, but am not sure as how to go about it. I feel that they should be disinfected somehow, but how do you do this to dried up leaves still on a plant in the ground?

 

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Jackson Hewitt Tax Course?Has anyone taken the Jackson Hewitt tax course? It costs $85 total for the course and book. I would like to have the opportunity to earn extra money but don't want to waste the money if the course isn't worth it. Thanks for any information.

 

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Argentina Red Tabu Scented Lipstick?I would like to buy a tube of Argentina Red Tabu scented lipstick. I had 1 tube years ago that I bought in Springfield, Mo at a Dept store but have not seen any since then. Please tell me where it is available online or where you know I can call to get it! Thanks!

 

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Keeping Apple Crisp Topping Crispy?I love apple crisp and I have a great recipe but after it cools I can't seem to keep the top crisp. It always gets soggy. Does anyone have any suggestions, please?

 

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Cleaning an Old Brass Plaque?How do I clean an old brass plaque that displays the names of past church members? I have tried Brasso but it didn't do it. Does anyone have suggestions?

 

What Breed Is My Dog? (Yellow Lab/Basenji Mix?)Can anyone help me identify my dog's breed? He is 7 months old and 60 lbs, has a very curly tail. He does not bark much, but when he does it is very deep and loud. He loves children. I adopted him through a rescue group and their take on his breeding may or may not be true.

 

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Air Mattresses Recommendations and Alternatives?My son in Houston, TX still has no electric power in his apt. because of hurricane Ike. He's now sleeping on a friend's floor because the power and air conditioning have been turned on there. A sleeping bag on top of blankets isn't thick enough.

 

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Theme Ideas For Church "Trunk or Treat"?We are having a "Trunk or Treat" at our church and I am in need of a cute theme to go by! I want it to be so my family can dress up like the theme!

 

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When Should You Weed And Feed The Lawn?When is the best time to weed and feed a yard with powdered products? Should you water it afterward? How long should I keep my pets off of the lawn after spreading the weed and feed?

 

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Repairing a Screen Door?I have a screen door, but the screws holding the closer keep pulling out from the aluminum post because it's hollow. I tried larger screws but they eventually pulled out also. How do I fix it?

 

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Transplanting Montauk Daisies?I am transplanting Montauk Daisies. Any ideas as to amending the soil naturally? Our area is grandular, stone, sand etc. Out of the 8 plants I've transplanted only 2 look healthy, the others are very droopy.

 

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Oil in Lawnmower Gas Tank?I had a new mower given to me and the person said that oil got into the gas. Sure enough, there was oil in the gas tank. I don't have any idea how this could happen, except maybe the person put the oil in the gas by mistake. Let me know what you all think. I'm going to love to hear your replies on this one.

 

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Becoming Even More Frugal?I am in a pickle here. I already do so much to be frugal, water down the dish soap, reuse the jars and plastic tubs, wash in cold, turn of he lights all kinds of stuff. But due to an unforeseen situation making a lot less money than I planned and there are 2 of us and children on the weekend. Any frugal tips would be appreciated. Thanks.

 

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