November 5, 2008

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Recipes

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Chocaroon CakeBeat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add sugar. Beat until mixture forms stiff shiny peaks. Blend in flour and coconut; set aside. Combine remaining ingredients in large mixer bowl. Blend.

 

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Asparagus, Potato and Tomato Scrambled Eggs Beat eggs and milk just slightly. Heat the asparagus in small pan, lightly stirring occasionally. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.

 

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Cran-Raspberry SaladDissolve the gelatins in 2 cups hot water. Add to this the frozen cranberry relish and raspberries. Add 1/2 cup cold water and 1 cup of 7-Up; finally add the 1/2 cup chopped nuts and refrigerate.

 

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Easy Pie CrustMix the first 4 ingredients together then beat together the next 3 ingredients. This makes 3 crusts. Refrigerate 1 hour and separate into 3 balls. You can put into pie pan either rolled out on floured board or if you aren't good at that, piece it by hand and make a pretty edge.

 

watermelon cookies

Watermelon CookiesYou really have to allow yourself some space and time to make these. They are time consuming, but I won First Prize in 1998 at the Oregon State Fair for them, so for me, they were worth it.

 

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Cranberry Pecan SpreadMix and refrigerate till needed. Serve with assorted crackers. Instead of the orange flavorings, use 1 Tbsp. concentrated orange juice.

 

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Refrigerator Cherry DessertUse a large bowl. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until fluffy. Place half the crumbs in a buttered 9x13 inch pan. Spread butter mixture over crumbs.

 

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Aussie ChickenRub the chicken breasts with seasoning salt. Cover and refrigerate the chicken for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cook the bacon, until crisp, and set aside.

 

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Potato Bacon ChowderFry bacon until crisp in a 3 qt. sauce pan. Add onion and saute for 2-3 minutes. Pour off fat and add potatoes and water. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

 

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Cream of Cauliflower and Pepper SoupMelt the margarine in a large saucepan and saute the onions, celery and leeks. Pour in the chicken broth, followed by the cauliflower, potatoes, parsley and savory.

 

Articles

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Cleaning Limescale Off Faucets and ShowerheadsWe have dreadfully hard water here in West Michigan. That leads to the dreaded lime scale build-up and unusable shower heads. Cleaners like CLR and KABOOM! require using rubber gloves because the product is so strong. Forget that! First, make sure the shower head is completely dry. Water will deactivate the reaction you want.

 

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Unsafe Household Places for PetsI have a friend that found her cat stuck upside down behind her hot water heater in her small apartment, when she came home from work.

 

hanging binders

Organizing With Thrift Store BindersWhen I find binders at thrift stores, I pick them up. I find that putting the clear pages in that I have split the long way and sealed with tape over the tops, makes a nice filing system.

 

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When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get GoingI set a goal for my 2008 savings, and realized last month that I am not as far along as I should be. They say when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

 

Fall decorations in yard.

Garden: Fall Yard DecorationsEven though we live in a mobile home, I try and make it homey. I love to decorate for fall. The hubby brought the corn stalks and cat tails home for me one day and we fixed up the front to look really nice. How do you like my home!

 

Young girl in shopping cart

Budget Friendly Ways to Kid Friendly ProductsThe stores are filled with a plethora of kid-friendly products. The only problem is that they're not necessarily budget friendly products. There are more frugal options to kid-friendly products for the creative mind.

 

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Save Data on External Hard DriveThis is a tip to save you money, time and concern of not being able to recover data on your computer when, and if your hard drive crashes. After ours crashed I read a article on computers which stated; the odds of a system crashing are 1 in 12.

 

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Use Paper Plate Holders for Pie TransportationHome baked pies can be messy to transport. If you use a 9 inch pie pan, you can separate and stack your pies by using the plastic paper plate holders made for 9 inch plates. Flip them upside-down and clip the tabs to the pie tin.

 

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Cook and Store Holiday FoodsThis time of year I start letting the items in my freezer dwindle, and take time to clean it out so there will be plenty of room for holiday foods. I try to buy in bulk, so when I cook I fill my oven or can use large pots.

 

Dog lying down in yard.

Orion (German Shepard/Husky)Orion is currently 7 months old and is a German Shepard/Husky mix. He was adopted in May 2008

 

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No Cook Play DoughMix all together: 1 cup salt, 1 cup flour, 1 Tbsp. salad oil (veg.oil). Add water (a little at a time) and mix until it forms a dough like consistency.

 

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Aloe Vera Gel for HemorrhoidsDo you have hemorrhoids? Do you have aloe gel, pure 99%? Apply and wipe away excess. It is much better than that greasy stuff advertised for the job. My tip was printed in a health magazine. I heard of this use years ago at an Aloe Vera in home party. It apparently shrinks blood vessels and cools for quick relief.

 

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Use a Straw to Finish Milk in Cereal BowlMy young nephew showed me a really simple solution to using up all that milk left in a bowl after the cereal has gone - use a straw! Voila, no waste.

 

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Use Mirrors to Maximize Flowers EffectTwice as many flowers for the price. A small bunch of rosebuds cost just $4 for six blooms yesterday at the local supermarket. When the flowers were placed in a vase on the buffet, close to the mirror on the wall, it suddenly looked like there were a dozen roses, not just six. Nice.

 

Handprint Turkey

Craft Project: Handprint TurkeyThe kids will love making these turkeys from their handprints, and very few supplies are needed. They can be used for decorations or glued to a piece of card stock to create Thanksgiving cards for family and friends.

 

Scenery: Wing WalkingWing Walking Boshears Memorial Flyin 2008

 

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Cub Scout BoxOur Cub Scout pack needed a craft for the boys on orientation night. I came up with this recycled shoe box. We spray painted it gold and then used a blue photocopy for the top. The scouts used modge podge to glue the seal to the lid.

 

Questions

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Cleaning White Silk Coach Handbag?How do I clean a white silk coach handbag?

 

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Reviews of Snoring Aids?Has anyone out there tried any of the mouthpiece, anti-snoring aids? They're plastic mouthpieces that the snorer wears in his mouth at night that supposedly moves the lower jaw forward to keep his airway more open and thus stop the snoring.

 

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McCalls Pattern #9583?I am looking for a McCalls pattern #9583. It's for a mans hunting outfit. I have lost some of the pattern. Thank you.

 

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Recipe Card Software?I would like to make recipe files for each of my three adult children for a gift. Because of bad wrists, writing all of these would be impossible. Is there a program or such that would let me print them from my computer to recipe card size? I would sure appreciate any help. I don't want to make a book.

 

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Using an Egg Substitute?I need to know what changes to make when using the egg replacer. I used a regular cake mix and subbed the egg. The cake looked good but was gooey when you ate it.

 

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Latex Paint on Jogging Pants?I have latex white paint on bottom of my black jogging pants. What can remove the paint?

 

Paint Suggestions for Entrance Hallway?I am looking for suggestions on what to paint my entrance hallway. The carpet on the stairs to the left is red and the ceramic tiles are white and black. What color should I paint the walls?

 

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Discount Grocery Stores Near Omaha, NE?I am looking for a discount grocery store (scratch and dent ) near Omaha, NE. Does anyone know of any in Omaha? Thank you.

 

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Pumpkin Recipes?Now that Halloween is over I would like to use my pumpkin to make a pie or soup. Not sure what to do. Any ideas?

 

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Removing Rust From Baking Pans?My mom has passed on two very old but very useful loose bottom cake tins to me. Unfortunately, as they are over forty years old and haven't been used for many years they are very rusty. I would appreciate a thrifty household remedy for removing this rust. Thanks for a wonderful site.

 

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GetAFreelancer.com Reviews?Has anyone ever done any work for GetAFreelancer.com?

 

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Baby D'Vanty Brand Children's Clothing?Does anybody know the brand Baby D'Vanty? I bought a dress for my baby daughter at a consignment store here in Houston Texas. The dress is gorgeous, its 100% linen and its made in Colombia. Of course this doesn't mean this brand comes from Colombia, but I would love to find out more about this brand and their clothing line. Please if anybody has any information about this clothing brand I would really be grateful. I love this dress and my daughter is going to outgrow it any day now.

 

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Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake?I am looking for Texas Sheet cake recipe please. Thanks!

 

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Removing Nail Polish from Hardwood Floor?How can I remove red nail polish (almost a full bottle) from a wooden floor?

 

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Using Evaporated Milk?I was given several cans of evaporated milk and powdered milk, but I don't know how to use them in everyday cooking. Any ideas?

 

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Large Ziploc Bags to Brine Turkey?Can you use a XXL size Ziploc bag to brine a medium size turkey in? I can't seem to find a large 5 gal. pot that will cover my turkey. I have also found some brining bags on Martha Stewart's website for $4 each. Have anyone tried those?

 

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Keeping My Elderly Mother from Driving?This is a random question for this website, but I'm starting to get a bit desperate. My elderly mother has had her license revoked, but refuses to stop driving. (She's prone to strokes, disorientation, has severe mobility problems, and horrible reflexes). We'd take her car away, but she lives alone and not having a car there would make the house look abandoned. She refuses to move to assisted living.

 

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Getting Media Coverage for Local Issues?How does one go about getting media coverage regarding the gas gouging taking place in small Northwestern Ontario towns in Canada?

 

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Peroxide Mixture to Remove Urine Stains?What is the peroxide mixture to remove old dog urine stains on carpet?

 

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