October 14, 2008

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Cake Mix RollsMix water, yeast, salt and sugar. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in cake mix and beat. Stir in flour - will be sticky. Set in warm place. Let rise until double in bulk. Punch down. Use extra flour to handle enough. Roll out half of dough.

 

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Baked PenneSet oven to 350 degrees F. Boil pasta according to box. While waiting for the pasta to boil, brown the ground beef. When the meat is browned, drain the grease. Once drained, mix the beef and tomato sauce.

 

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Five Can CasseroleCombine all ingredients. Put in a 1 1/2 qt. casserole. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes.

 

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Pineapple Cherry BarsIn a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter. Press into a greased 13x9 inch pan. Sprinkle with cherries, pineapple, vanilla chips, coconut and walnuts; drizzle with condensed milk.

 

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Crescent and Feta Cheese Triangle AppetizerA tasty appetizer that is easy to make. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small bowl, mix feta cheese, green onions and 3 Tbsp. of the beaten egg.

 

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Lemon Lime Refrigerator CakeBake cake in a 9x13 inch pan as directed on box. Poke holes in cake with a fork, after it has baked 20 minutes. Mix lime gelatin and boiling water, cool. Pour over cake when cool.

 

Articles

Bacardi Blue Heeler

Bacardi (Blue Heeler?)Bacardi is a 7 year old Blue Heeler? He was a Rescue League Special!

 

Mooning Scarecrow

Craft: Mooning ScarecrowScarecrow for Halloween. Build a frame out of wood. Dress and stuff with hay. Add a few pumpkins. Great for doubletakes from passers-by.

 

apples on tree

Freezing ApplesHow do you prepare fresh apples for freezing? I plan on making pies later. Selecting High-Quality Apples: If you're purchasing apples, fall offers the greatest selection. Choose ripe apples for freezing that feel firm and crisp in hand and have a bright color.

 

Using an Old Window Frame

Using an Old Window FrameI was given this old frame, and decided to make it look realistic. I put a cut up poster behind the places where the panes were, and it looks like I am gazing out into a serene waterfall in the woods.

 

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Using Vintage Doll House as Paper OrganizerFor the vintage little girl in all of us, use your old, err I mean, vintage open backed multi-storied doll house as a paper organizer on your desk. Looks cute and each "room" can be labeled or decorated accordingly.

 

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Winter Tip: Keep Clean, Dry Socks HandyKeep a clean pair of dry socks under the seat of your car, in your bag or in a coat pocket in case you get your feet wet!

 

reading a book

How to Host a Book Club for SeniorsWant to volunteer with an activity that really makes a difference? Offer to become a book club leader at your local senior center or assisted living facility. Many seniors can be limited in their physical movements, but still crave an activity that will engage their minds.

 

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Keeping Track of AC AdaptersAll of my AC adapters are black and all belong to different items. I purchased a white permanent marker and wrote on each one (i.e. cell phone).

 

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Craft: Picture Books for Little ChildrenMy little one doesn't seem to like board books with drawings for pictures, and rather than go out and buy more books, I decided to make them. I used ziplock bags (not the zipper lock bags), construction paper, old magazines, and yarn.

 

Leaf print mats with fall colors.

Autumn Leaf Print PlacematsBring the beauty of fall indoors with these easy to make, leaf-printed placemats. The kids will have a ball making these.

 

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Using Storage Bins for TravelingYou know those storage bins that you buy with the lock on lids? Well when they are not in "use" and it is time to go on vacation, use them as your suitcase.

 

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Use Magnetic Tape to Discourage WoodpeckersDo you have problems with a woodpecker rat-a-tat-tat-ing on the side of your house? Or birds in your garden eating up your tomatoes, or the big black birds taking over? The film inside the videos or cassette tapes can be used to scare them away, for a while anyway.

 

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Refill Bottled Drinks With Juice and WaterI used to buy Snapples and other bottled drinks when I was at work or school, but it got expensive. So I saved the bottles, fill them a third with juice, pop, or water and pop them in the freezer.

 

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Halloween Punch With Ice "Hand"For Halloween, my grandson wanted to have a party. So I went to Walmart and got one gallon of red fruit drink and one gallon of green out of the cooler section. I poured the red in plastic gloves and froze them.

 

Questions

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What Is Nutella?I have a jar of Nutella. What is it and what do I do with it? It is sort of chocolaty.

 

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Swedish Pancake Recipe?Does anyone have a recipe for Swedish pancakes?

 

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Making Extra Money While Working Full Time?I need suggestions on how to earn an extra fifty dollars a day or five hundred a month in my spare time. Two hours a day for five days a week would be my best option for time commitment since I work a full time job on the night shift currently. Thank you all for your time and help.

 

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Home Remedy For Scabies?For some time I have had a slight rash. It got bad enough to warrant a trip to the doctor. I found out that I had scabies. After countless shots and creams I still have the rash. Any good home remedies would be helpful.

 

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Pie Crust Using Wheat Flour?Does anyone have a recipe for making pie crusts using wheat flour instead of white flour?

 

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Shepherd Costume For Church?My church is getting ready for our Night In Bethlehem. I had asked last year for thoughts on costuming and got great remarks. I looked great, but now this year I will be a shepherd--which I want to do. Any ideas on how to make a water bag that looks like real animal skin?

 

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Using Sun Lamps During Winter Months?I would like to use Sun lamps during the cloudy winter months. Any suggestions? Thanks.

 

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How Do I Freeze Apples?Could you please tell me the best way to freeze apples? Many thanks.

 

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Acrylic Nails Are Cracking?I have just trained as a nail technician but I'm experiencing difficulties. One person today complained and said the acrylic is cracking. I applied it on Friday and she says it started to crack on Saturday. What could be the cause of this? Please help! With another person the UV Perfect finish sealer turned black. What could be the cause of this? Please help.

 

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Champagne Bottle Centerpieces?What can I put bottles of champagne in for a table decorations?

 

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Manual For Kenmore Portable Washer #44901?Does anyone have any information on a Sears Kenmore Portable Washer Model 44901. It is for washing clothes. It pretty much works like a portable dishwasher wherein you pull out the hose and hook it up to your kitchen sink and turn your faucet on. It looks pretty old. I am looking for a manual. I tried the Kenmore site and Sears too but to no avail. Maybe someone has an old one hanging around somewhere.

 

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Homemade Saddle Stand Ideas?I want to make my sister a saddle rack/stand for Christmas. I saw some really cute ones that are shaped like horses, and thought that was a fun idea. Does anyone have websites for instructions or other ideas? Thanks so much.

 

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Pepto Bismol Stain On Carpet?In a stomach-flu daze I've accidentally spilled Pepto Bismol on my carpet. I've tried hydrogen peroxide (as they recommend on the Pepto website), Folex, Resolve, soap and warm water. Nothing seems to be helping! Has anyone figured out how to get this stuff out?

 

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Recipe Calls For Can Of Cheddar Soup?I saw a recipe recently that used a can of cheddar soup. It's the only ingredient I need that I don't have and don't want to make a large pot of it to get the equivalent of one can of soup. Any suggestions?

 

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Ordering Checks Online?I would like help to find web sites to order personal checks. I found a couple that had good prices, but the shipping is high! I know postage has gone up, but holy cow, they can get carried away with it! Please help.

 

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Rash On Eyelid?I have had a rash on my eyelid for over 2 yrs now. I think it is heat rash since it gets really irritated in hot weather or I have glasses on that hold in heat. I have been to a Dr. that prescribe a type of Hyrdocortisone. It didn't work! I have been using hydrocortisone from the store that seems to help but it keeps coming back! Any suggestions?

 

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Uses For Downy Fabric Softener Balls?I'm looking for an idea to recycle the Downy fabric softener balls. At one time I saw an idea card from Downy using them as night lites, but have never seen the pattern/instructions.

 

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Relieving Pain Of Radiation Spasms?How do you ease the pain of radiation spasms?

 

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Canning Green Tomato Relish?Does anyone have a recipe for green tomato relish? I have the recipe but can't remember if I have to put the jars in a hot water bath as there is vinegar in the relish and it is boiled already.

 

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Hibiscus Has Lots Of Light Green Leaves?My hibiscus plants have lots of light green leaves. Is that normal?

 

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Using Cloth Instead Of Diaper Wipes?I want to use a cloth instead of a baby wipe to clean dirty bottoms. How should I wash them to disinfect them? Should they be washed alone?

 

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Cooking Oil Without Soy?I would like to know if all Vegetable oils have soy in them, as I can't have soy. I need a light oil that can accommodate high temperatures, like for frying or sauteing. Is Canola oil a good oil? Thanks!

 

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Dry Preservative For Freezing Fruit?I'm looking for a dry preservative for freezing fruit.

 

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Highlighter Stain On Polyester?How do you remove highlighter ink from polyester? I dropped a highlighter on my brand new 100% polyester shirt. Does anyone know how to remove this stain?

 

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Preserving Pimentos?I would like to preserve pimentos. How do I do that?

 

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Use for Leftover Mashed Potatoes?I'd like a recipe (something other than Shepherd's Pie) to use up some leftover mashed potatoes.

 

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Cleaning Texture Off Car?Our car has been drawn on with texture all down one side. Can you help with this?

 

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