October 30, 2008

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Recipes

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Fajita KabobsIn a blender, blend the steak sauce, chilies and lime juice together and pour over the steak. Marinate the steaks for at least 1 hour or longer. Thread the steak, peppers and onions on the skewers and grill or broil until the desired doneness.

 

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Open Face Peach PiePrepare pie crust. Fill with peeled and sliced peaches. Mix other ingredients. Pour over peaches in shell. Bake 15 minutes at 400 degrees F and then lower oven to 350 degrees F until done. Watch closely!

 

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Lemon Angel SquaresTear cake into bite-sized pieces. Layer in ungreased 9x13 inch pan. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; add pineapple. Let thicken in refrigerator, don't let set firm. Fold in Cool Whip. Pour over and around pieces of cake.

 

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Tri Colored Pepper WedgesThis is great for Holiday Parties!! Combine 8 oz. softened cream cheese, 1 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 2 tsp. horseradish, 1/2 tsp. seasoning salt, 1 1/2 oz smoked and dried beef jerky (chopped fine), 2 minced radishes, 1 tsp. minced green onion.

 

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Meat LasagnaCook desired noodles as package directs. Drain and chill in cold water. Heat oil and brown hamburger. Add onion and garlic and cook until transparent. Add rest of meat mixture ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, mix cheese mixture.

 

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Halloween Vomit DipCombine cottage cheese, sour cream, onion soup mix and carrots in a bowl. Add 4 or more drops of food coloring. (You want enough to make it have that wonderful yellow vomit color.)

 

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Red Hot ApplesaucePeel and core apples and chop into large chunks. Place in saucepan and cover almost completely with water. Cover pan. bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally.

 

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Holiday Chicken SaladIn a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise with paprika and seasoned salt. Blend in dried cranberries, celery, bell pepper, onion, and nuts. Add chopped chicken, and mix well.

 

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Hot CocoaBlend cocoa and sugar in a small bowl. In a medium pan, heat milk to scalding. Mix about 1/3 cup of the hot milk into the cocoa and sugar and make a thick syrup...

 

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Green Tomato Sweet PicklesSlice tomatoes and pack tightly in hot, clean jars. Mix remaining ingredients in a separate pot and bring to a boil. Pour vinegar mixture into hot jars packed with tomatoes, filling jars.

 

Articles

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Donating Leftover Halloween CandyOur orthodontist's office has a creative idea to turn your Halloween candy into cash! For each pound of candy that is brought to their office, Dr. Alvarez will pay $2.00.

 

Flower Girl JocelynThis is a picture of my almost three year old granddaughter Jocelyn. She was the flower girl at her parents wedding just this past September.

 

Storing Root Crops

Storing Root Crops Outdoors Over WinterStoring garden vegetables whole is quicker and more economical than freezing, canning or dehydrating them.This is especially true for certain root crops. Potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, rutabagas, winter radishes, and parsnips, adapt well to winter storage. No room indoors? No worries.

 

kids artwork on clothing hanger

Portrait Pumpkins!I used a wire hanger, wooden clothespins and some wooden pumpkin shapes to display my artwork from my children. You can add more or less pumpkins. I used three because of my three wonderful children. We painted the pumpkins, hot glued a clothespin to the back and then clipped to the wire hanger.

 

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Post-Mortem: A Halloween GameThis is so cool. Have guests seated in a circle so that things can be passed from one to the other easily. Have the room as dark as possible, and the person who reads the story can use a flashlight only while he is reading.

 

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Using Shampoo as a CleanerWho needs expensive cleaning products, no I am not talking about vinegar. We have all heard of that one, this one is actually great, economical and more "earth friendly" than other products.

 

Traditional Arikara Nation ClothingI call this "Country living at its finest, circa 1828" at Fort Union Trading Post NHS. Park Ranger Loren Yellow Bird and his son Patrick, members of the Arikara Nation, look like they have stepped from a Karl Bodmer painting.

 

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Save Money and Time With a Pressure CookerI know this may sound like an extravagant spending item, but I have saved a lot of money in the long run with a stainless steel pressure cooker. Why? I can cook up to 1/4 the time it would conventionally.

 

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Save On Food Storage With Produce BagsYou know when you go grocery shopping and you take too many produce bags? Instead of leaving them in the cart when you are done, take them home with you. You can use them to store open packages of luncheon meat, to cover hard cheeses etc. instead of ziplock bags and all for free!

 

Questions

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Casserole Made with Chicken Nuggets?I received a huge bag of breaded chicken chunks (like nuggets) from Angelfood Ministries and I'd like to make a casserole or main dish of some sort. Any ideas?

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper: Rustic Retreat RST-2461?I was wallpapering my laundry room when I discovered that I am 1 Roll short of a pattern from the Rustic Retreat Catalogue. I am looking for RST-2461, which is a beige/tan background with fisherman sayings on it in green writing. If you know where I can find this please let me know.

 

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Very Few Iris Blooms?Does anybody know why my irises didn't bloom very much this year? I had lots of foliage but very few blooms. We've only lived here a year and I can't remember what they did last year but this year I watched.

 

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Painting Bathroom With Canary Yellow Tile?What color do I paint a canary yellow tiled bathroom? Help.

 

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Protecting Steamer Trunk From Damage?How do I protect the wood/metal/leather on my steamer trunk? I do not wish to restore this but rather keep it from getting further damaged. The leather is ripped and parts are rusted. I don't want to replace anything as I will be using this to store and travel. Thanks in advance for any advice.

 

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Applying Color to Dark Hair?I have very dark (nearly black) hair. I wanted to put a few streaks of fun color in my hair myself, but I know in order to do so I would need to lighten the strands first. I have dyed my hair years before and I often got highlights in middle school, but my hair is natural right now and has not be dyed in at least 4 years.

 

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Keeping a Jacket Hood On?I just bought a jacket with a hood. The hood is just about right but has no closure to keep it in place in the wind and rain. It doesn't have any extra material either. Just fits. Any ideas of how to keep this closed?

 

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Pet-Friendly Solution for Roaches?I need a way to rid of roaches. I can't use any sprays because I have my birds to think about and my neighbor's cat. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks from Yellow Tail and Chatter Box and of course Cat.

 

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Making Sharp, Straight Lines in Corners When Painting?We are trying to paint an accent wall in our living room. We are having trouble with the corners. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

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Flying Bugs on Miniature Rose Bush?I have a miniature rose bush with flying bugs everywhere. I have it isolated in the bathroom and have been spraying it with soapy water. Any suggestions on killing the flying bugs?

 

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Making a Mummy Costume?I am looking for ideas for making a mummy costume.

 

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Making Chocolate Transfer Sheets?I would like to make my own chocolate transfer sheets. Does anyone know an easy way to do this?

 

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Unpopped Colored Popcorn?I would like to know where I can find bags of colored popcorn that has not been popped. I have been looking for over 2 yrs. and can not find it.

 

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Recommendations for Platform Beds?My husband and I are looking for a platform bed. Does anyone has a good suggestion? Where can we find a good deal on a good quality platform bed? Thanks.

 

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Pork Chop Recipe Using Cream of Potato Soup?Does anyone have a recipe for pork chops using cream of potato soup and poultry seasoning? You fry it and add the soup and everything stays in the pan on the stove? My mom used to make this but I am unable to find the recipe since she passed away. I believe this recipe was found in a Woman's Day Magazine about 23 yrs. ago.

 

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All Small and Mighty Leaving Blue Stains?We have been using All Small and Mighty for several years. Every once in a while (not even once a month) a blue stain gets on the clothes and a blue film in the washer. Any ideas as to the cause?

 

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Recommendations for Cooking Pots and Pans?I am looking for a new set of pots and pans to cook with. I do NOT want Teflon coated or ceramic (too heavy) and I am not happy with my Calphalon. Any good suggestions?

 

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Homemade Toilet Paper?Does anybody know how to make toilet paper? Not just using rags and rewashing. But paper, like you make homemade paper only suitable for bathroom use.

 

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Putting a Diamond in a Different Ring?How much would it cost to have my diamond put in a new wedding band set? I know of course that I would have to pay for the new wedding set but does anyone know how much a jeweler would charge to take my diamond out of my old ring and put it in the new one?

 

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Reusing a Steel Trampoline Frame?What can I do with a 7-foot x 7-foot round, steel trampoline frame? The trampoline part is all ripped up from sun-rot, but the frame is really solid, and I know it could have a use, but what?

 

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Brunch For Large Group?I'd like to host brunch for a group of people that I meet with on a weekly basis. I'd say there would be 50 people invited. Of course, I'm not counting on RSVP'S so there may not be that many. Any ideas about what I could serve? You know Cook ahead and have ready in an hour or so? I am so not a cook! Thanks everybody!

 

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Keeping Track of Important Information?Where do you keep info like your kids SSN's, username and passwords to websites, i.e. your bank acct? I keep my personal info in my handheld palm pilot which makes my purse very heavy. I can not keep this info on a computer because I share computers at home and at work. If I use an address book I am concerned that someone might find it. Do you have any suggestions?

 

White Molding on a Red Wall

White Molding on Red Wall?I'm painting one wall in my dining room Cranberry Cocktail by Benjamin Moore and am installing crown molding as well. My question is do you put white crown molding on a red wall?

 

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Cat Has Lost It's Appetite?My indoor-outdoor 3 year old cat is usually always hungry, but yesterday he lost his usual huge appetite. He has still been pretty much his normal, spunky, kitten-like self and still loves to run and play, but is a tiny bit sluggish. Yesterday he wouldn't eat his morning meal, but by evening we fed him his favorite of canned salmon cat food and he did eat it. But it's strange that he doesn't even want his treats which isn't like him. Could loosing his appetite be caused by worms? I'm taking him to the vet tomorrow.

 

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My Dog Won't Eat?My dog won't eat. What can I do?

 

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Static from Petting a Dog?Since the weather has changed, I find that when I pet the dog, we have a little static electricity problem. Any suggestions? He's an American pit bull terrier mix, 60 lbs.

 

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Making a Lampshade?How do I make a lampshade or cover one in a clever motif?

 

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Making Applesauce in Freezer Bags?I want to make applesauce to freeze in freezer bags. Can anyone tell me how to do it? Thank you

 

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Sagging Curtain Rod?Does anyone know how to keep a curved (crescent shaped) shower curtain rod from sagging in the middle. This rod doesn't have a enclosures at the top and bottom where it attaches to the wall and that causes it to sag in the middle.

 

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"Drummers Hand" Intense Lotion?While coming back from vacation in NC last week we stopped at a small country store around Pickens, SC. My wife picked up a jar of hand lotion marked "Drummers Hand" Intense Lotion for Extreme Dry Skin. My wife says it is the best she has ever used but we cannot locate the store to call them (can't remember the name nor exact location). She did remember the lady in the store told her a lady in Asheville NC made it but the jar had no contact information. It did list the ingredients.

 

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Pumpkin Pie Recipe without Evaporated Milk?Does anyone have a recipe for pumpkin pie that doesn't use evaporated milk?

 

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Removing Clay From a Baseball Uniform? Have any home remedy suggestions for cleaning white baseball pants? The baseball clay is what I cannot get out from the infield.

 

What Breed is My Dog?What breed is my dog?

 

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