October 21, 2008

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Lemon FluffyIn a bowl dissolve the gelatin in the hot water. Add the sugar and lemon juice. Mix well and chill until slightly congealed. Beat the chilled milk at high speed until very fluffy, adding the salt while beating.

 

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Olive Mushroom MeatloafHeat oven to 375 degrees F. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add onion. Cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms and 1/2 tsp. salt.

 

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SquizzelBrown ground beef and spread in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Pour both cans of undiluted soup on top of meat. Spread a thick layer of mashed potatoes over the top.

 

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White CakeSift: 2 1/2 cups flour, 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp. sugar.

 

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Impossible Custard PiePreheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a pie pan, mix the first five ingredients. Then add a little milk, blend well. Add the rest of milk up to 1/4 inch from top. Mix. Bake until set, 50 - 60 minutes. Serve hot. (it will puff up pretty high)

 

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Breakfast Grits CasseroleIn a saucepan, prepare the grits according to the package directions, using 6 cups of water. In an oven-proof dish, combine all ingredients, mixing well. Bake in a 250 degree F oven for 1 hour.

 

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Crispy Fried FishFillets or steaks may be fresh or frozen. If frozen, thaw and cut fish into 6 portions. Combine cream, egg, salt and pepper and dip fish into mixture. Roll in cornmeal. Bread, cereal or cracker crumbs may also be used.

 

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Coffee BrisketPreheat oven 325 degrees F. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and heat slightly in microwave covered to prevent bubbling and making a mess. When very warm, and mixture is mixed well it is done.

 

Articles

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Walgreen's EasySaver BookletI like saving money when buying beauty items, cleaning items, etc. and I love Walgreens Easysaver books. They come out every month and have coupons as well as refunds many for FREE items.

 

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Ask About Your Library's Book SaleCheck out your local library Web site or ask to learn if they are having a book sale. Many libraries have them and sell donated books and other media for little or nothing. The second part of this tip is for parents to look for seasonal children's books at these sales, since these collections are usually depleted from the libraries around the time of the respective holiday.

 

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Check Upper Flush Holes When Unclogging a ToiletIf the Closet Auger, Plunger and Dish Detergent Failed to unclog your toilet, try this!

 

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Prevent Curly Bacon By Using Your OvenTo keep bacon from curling you can put it the oven. Line foil on a cookie sheet. Lay bacon slices one at a time next to each other on sheet. Put into a 350 degree F oven and bake till done.

 

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Egg Cartons For PaintsWhen it is time to paint get out your empty egg carton! When using the inexpensive small bottles of paint from the craft stores you can squeeze small amounts of different colors into each egg section.

 

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Place Sour Cream in a ZiplockWe have tacos a lot but we were using way too much sour cream. So I took a zip lock bag (a big one), opened it up, put it in a cup, filled it with the sour cream.

 

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Doll House PillowI am hoping against hope someday to make a doll house. My scale is 1 inch to 1 foot. Today, I was cleaning and found this pillow of air for shipping. It looked so much like a pillow, I just had to share an idea.

 

The Peer Pressure of GivingSince when was it an expectation to spend a fortune buying gifts for each holiday? The recently advertised Mother's Day sales touted jewelry for hundreds of dollars to "show Mom how much you really care." What happened to the days of handprints papers and cards with glitter?

 

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Tuffy (Jack Russell)Tuffy is 4 years old and a Jack Russell. She was brought home as a special gift from my husband after our older dog passed away.

 

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Link: Presidential Candidate Halloween MasksIn case you are invited to a Halloween Party, and need a mask idea, here is a site you can download free, one of any of the presidential candidates. There is Obama, McCain, Biden, and Palin

 

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Pumpkin CenterpieceUpdated with photos! Start by carving the pumpkin designs. Glue it to the base. Glue the candle jar on top, first cut off the stem, so the jar will sit flat!

 

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Dress Up Race for PartiesThe following is a fun and inexpensive game. This is a game that is a success for children and adults. It is a dress up race. The object of the game is to see which person gets dressed up first.

 

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Place Beauty Supplies In Mister BottlesWhen preparing for a recent weekend trip and trying to transfer all of my beauty product liquids into 3 oz. or smaller containers, I discovered a trick that will help any "true" liquid product such as facial toner, nail polish remover, etc last a lot longer!

 

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Voting Problems, Voting Ads and RobocallsVoting and Robocalls are on every American's mind right now. There have been voting irregularities in some places where early voting is allowed.

 

Grocery Bag Ghosts

Grocery Bag GhostThese spooky ghosts are fast and easy to make and are made from mostly recycled material or things you already have around the house.

 

Questions

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Caramel Apple Dip without Using Caramels?I'm looking for a caramel apple dip recipe without using caramels.

 

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Making a Nurse's Cap?I am looking for instructions for how to make a nurse's cap.

 

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Clusters Of Leaves On Esparanza Bushes?I have Esperanza bushes that have topknots at the very top of each limb. These clusters have very small leaves growing everywhere that extend out of the clusters. Is this normal? They have been in the ground now 3 years, this is the first time I have seen them like this. In the Spring they were loaded down with yellow flowers, and then they started this. Can you tell me if this is normal?

 

Black and tan dog.

What Breed is My Dog?She was given to us by a friend and nobody knows what kind of dog she is. Please let me know if you have any idea! She is 5 months and weighs about 17 lbs.

 

Magnolia Trees Seedlings?I am new at growing magnolia trees. I harvested seeds from my son's southern magnolia last year and planted them, I have around 100 seedlings. My question is about when to fertilize my seedling, and if i should leave them in a cold frame or bring them in for the winter.

 

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What Is Parvo?What is Parvo?

 

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Mommy and Me Thanksgiving Crafts?I need some good, creative and useful crafts for Thanksgiving. I would prefer something a little easy that a Mommy can do with the kids.

 

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Making Baby's First Christmas Book?I am trying to get ideas on how to make a baby's first Christmas book. I would like it to be personal, not purchased. If not that, what about baby name poems? Thanks.

 

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Looking For Apricot Tapioca Baby Food?Where can I find apricot tapioca baby food to make the Madonna jello salad? I can't find it anywhere in the Milwaukee metro area.

 

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Organic Weed Control For Strawberries?I am looking for a pet friendly weed control for strawberry weeds in my back yard. I have dogs and I am afraid to use chemicals because of the dogs. Does anyone know of an organic solution to keep strawberries under control?

 

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Spray Product From Wrinkled Clothing?I'm looking for a spray to quickly take wrinkles out of clothes. My friend showed me a product sold by Melleluca. I liked a lot. But I can't purchase their merchandise without a rep. Any suggestions about where I can find a similar product?

 

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Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers?I have a Black and Decker cordless electric mower which just will not work. I've had it serviced, but there must be a flaw in getting the machine to charge. And I have to take it to another city to get it serviced (over 30 miles one way), which irks me because of all the miles wasted only to get the machine to work for a short while.

 

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Building a Float to Hold 10 People?What materials would my school need to build a float to hold 10 people? Where could I get the materials from? How much do you think it would cost? How could I build it?

 

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Red and Green Finger Towels?I would like to purchase finger towels in red and hunter green without any design but of good quality to use as a Christmas craft project.

 

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Clematis Won't Bloom?Why didn't my clematis bloom?

 

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Safeway Signature Brand Tomato Basil Bisque Recipe?We love the tomato basil bisque (Signature Brand) that they sell at Safeway grocery stores. I've tried to duplicate it, but I'm not close yet. Does anybody have a recipe for this? By the way, exactly what is bisque?

 

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Halloween Party Games For Mentally Handicapped Adults?I really need some advice for a Halloween party. My Mom is throwing one for a bunch of mentally handicapped adults. She asked me for some ideas for games they could play. Unfortunately, all that I'm able to find are games for children. Not sure that these games are appropriate for the type of people that will be attending the party. If any of you have any ideas to help me out, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

 

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Gift Ideas For Rainbow Tea Party?What kind of gift can I give to my guest at a rainbow tea party?

 

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Websites For Grocery Coupons?What are the best websites for manufacturer's grocery coupons?

 

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Looking for Ideas for Beer Caps?My brother-in-law has collected a bucketful of bottle tops. Has anyone any ideas what he can do with them?

 

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