November 13, 2008

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Fudge Graham CookiesCombine sugar, milk, salt and chocolate; cook until soft ball stage. Add remaining ingredients; mix well and drop by teaspoonsful on waxed paper. No baking!

 

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Hearty Taco BakeIf you are looking to do something with left over tortilla chips or something different with flour tortillas, try this recipe for Taco Bake.

 

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Fudgy Butterscotch MacaroonsCombine milk, sugar and butter in saucepan. Over medium heat bring to a full boil that you cannot stir down. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and chips. Stir until chips are melted.

 

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Cheddar Cheese BallCream all ingredients together. Line a small rounded bowl with plastic wrap. Spoon cheese mixture into bowl cover and press to form ball. Chill for at least 3 hours in refrigerator.

 

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Raisin Apple MuffinsPreheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease the bottom of 12 muffin cups (can use paper muffin cups). In a large bowl, mix the Cheerios, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda together.

 

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Chicken San Marino Bone and skin chicken breasts. Cut in half and pound. Wrap chicken breast around the ham with the cheese inside the ham. Coat with flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg then roll in bread crumbs (may refrigerate, covered, for several hours).

 

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Favorite CasseroleBrown beef and onion, drain. Add soup and vegetables. Arrange biscuits on top of meat mixture and bake about 10 minutes at 375 degrees F or until biscuits look done. Place cheese slices over biscuits and return to oven until melted.

 

Articles

photo of white lily with sun rays

Garden: Surprise ResultsBreaking the rules of photography can capture some glorious surprise results. Like shooting into the sun when photographing your garden beauties.

 

Scarecrow Lady

Craft: Scarecrow LadyThis scarecrow lady is the result of my fall fever! She has gotten lots of complements from my neighbors and people just driving down the street.

 

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Use Spice Rack to Organize Nuts and BoltsI was helping my husband organize his new tool shed, and just didn't know where to put all the different sizes of nuts, bolts, screws, etc. I figured it was time for another plastic container, but they just get overlooked and purchased again.

 

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Use a Hotdog Bun for PB&JA peanut butter and jelly sandwich is much less messy on a hotdog bun. Try it and see if I'm right!

 

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Painting Shirts With Acrylic PaintsI enjoy painting with acrylics on shirts. They are only gifts for family and friends, but are well received and used. I think it would be interesting to make a larger linoleum carving and put it on the back of a shirt! You could change colors too.

 

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Store Produce In The GarageIf you have several heads of cabbage you can put them in a cooler. It is insulated and mice can't get in. The cabbages will keep in a cooler in a garage for several months.

 

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Use Rice To Clean VasesBottle brush won't reach all the way down to scrub that dirty glass or plastic vase. Put 2 tablespoons of dry rice inside, then pour in 1/2 cup of hot, soapy water. Cover with the palm of your hand and shake vigorously.

 

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Use Coffee Filters as Snack HoldersWe use coffee filters for individual snack holders. They are cheaper than paper plates and soak up any grease. They work well for a movie night with popcorn. You can write fun messages or jokes on the bottom of the liner and when the snack is gone, they'll have something fun to read.

 

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Use Lemon Drink Mix In Your DishwasherFor your dishes to come out if the dishwasher spotless, try lemon flavored drink mix. The kind with no sugar. I put my detergent in the first wash cup and half a packet of the lemon drink powder in the cup that closes. This way I use less soap AND no spots:)

 

Schnazer pup

Bear (Schnauzer)Bear is a 4 month old schnauzer. I got him 2 months ago, a gift from my husband.

 

Potted plants outside in the winter.

Winter Protection for Outdoor Potted PlantsNo one enjoys lugging tender potted perennials indoors and out each fall and spring, least of all your back. The good news is, if given the proper protection, many (although not all) potted plants can be left outdoors successfully over the winter.

 

Questions

Using Blank Place Cards?What can I make from 100 blank place cards. The front has a silver border around it. It is scored so it can be folded in half. The inside is blank, too. I've included a photo showing each side.

 

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Making a Mattress More Comfortable?Any tips for improving a new mattress? I thought I saw one on this site. We bought a new mattress set and I thought I did my homework but it is not comfortable and I'm ready to go out a get another one!

 

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Mozilla Firefox Autofill Form?How do I locate the autofill form on Mozilla Firefox?

 

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Fuzzy Insoles for Shoes?I can't find furry innersoles to put into my shoes. Can someone recommend an alternative to buying them? I work outside and even with thick wool socks and thick soles on my shoes I get cold feet.

 

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Paint Suggestions for Tan, White and Gray Kitchen?I just got new solid surface counters in my kitchen. They are called travertine, lots of light tans and a little white and a little gray as well. My cabinets are white and my floor is a light gray tone. I am tired of trying to find a paint color that will match my counters. This being my first real home I need it to look really good. The counters are really pretty. A lot of you have already helped me with other things. Thanks a lot.

 

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Can I Afford a Wedding?I am in Yuma, AZ. My fiance wants to get married near her family in TN. She has no income, and I am in the military as an E-3. Can I have a decent wedding? Or would we have to settle for a courthouse?

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper: Norwall #KL76975DL?I am looking for a Norwall border pattern, the number is KL76975DL. I only need one more to purchase. Does anyone know where I can purchase some or a website I can go to and locate. Thank you.

 

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Tips For Shaping Patties?Can we all share tips/shortcuts/techniques for shaping patties (of any kind)?

 

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How Long Can You Freeze Sauces?How long can you freeze sauces in the freezer? Thanks.

 

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Putting Photos on a Tie?How do you put pictures of grandkids on a tie?

 

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TiVo is Stuck on One Channel?Does anyone know how to repair a TiVo unit that is stuck on one channel? Being the graceful one that I am, I dropped it while dusting! Thanks.

 

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Bread Recipes for Sunbeam SVB 1308?I am looking for bread recipes for a Sunbeam SVB 1308.

 

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Cleaning Recipe to Disinfect Dog Kennels?I volunteer with a human society. I have been using their mixture of bleach and water to clean and disinfect the dog crates and kennels. I personally do no use bleach in my home life, and would like to know if there is a recipe that I could make to disinfect the kennels.

 

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Albertson's Raw Vegetable Basil Salad?Albertson's has a raw vegetable salad in their deli that is wonderful. It is called Basil Vegetable Salad. I looked on their website and also called the store looking for the recipe. If anyone has it I would kindly appreciate receiving it. Thank you.

 

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Cleaner for Stainless Steel?I need a cleaner for stainless steel. Any suggestions of what to use and where to buy it?

 

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Recipes Using Turnips?I have a family Christmas coming up at the beginning of December and have been asked to bring turnips. The thing is I hate turnips and have no idea on how to cook them or whatever you do with turnips.

 

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Tastefully Simple's Prickly Pear Drink Mix?I am looking for a copycat recipe for Tastefully Simple's Prickly Pear Drink Mix. It is very yummy, but expensive too.

 

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Recipe for Cereal Snack Mix Using Honey?Recently I made a recipe from a box of either Crispix cereal or corn Chex. The recipe was on the side of the box. It called for honey, the cereal, nuts and pretzels. Does anyone have that recipe? Please!

 

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All-Mozzarella Lasagna Recipe?I need an all-mozzarella lasagna recipe for someone who won't eat ricotta or cottage cheese. Thanks.

 

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Macy's Coupon Codes?I am looking for a Macy's coupon code.

 

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Chanukah (Hanukkah) Ideas for Children?With a very limited budget I need new Chanukah (Hanukkah) ideas for young children? Please include cooking ideas that young children could help make.

 

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Having a Large Wedding on a Budget?I am having a very hard time finding centerpieces. I've looked at a ton of websites and I just can't seem to find them cheap enough. I really like the floating candle idea, but the things I find are all too small and the bigger ones are way out of my price range I mean who wants to spend 700 dollars just on centerpieces. I need help. I still have plenty of time until my wedding but I don't want to be like my best friend who is getting married next June and hasn't even bought a single thing yet.

 

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Chihuahua Puppy Nips?I have a 16 week old Chihuahua/Miniature Pincher mix. We adore him very much. Our biggest problem is he is nippy. We go try to pet him and he bites our hands. Never hard enough to hurt to badly and never has broke skin. If we try to hold his mouth shut then when we let go he jumps at us and nips again. I do not know how to handle this. We love him dearly and I can not handle this nipping. Thank you in advance for your help.

 

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Color Bled on White Clothing?I soaked my white shirts along with my red and black shirts. The white shirts have stains of red and black. Can you please give me any suggestions to remove the stains?

 

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Soaking Apples for Freezing?How long do I have to soak apples in salt/water solution before freezing?

 

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Dye Transfer on Corduroy Jacket?I had accidentally washed my cream corduroy jacket with a purple t-shirt. After the wash I figured out that my corduroy jacket were stained with purple spots. How do I get rid of them. I tried soaking it in bleach water but that didn't work. Please help.

 

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Glass Dust in Wine Bottles from Drilling?I am making wine bottle lights and when I drill the hole in the back it leaves a lot of dust in the bottle. I can't get all of the dust out. Any suggestions? I tried rinsing it out with warm soapy water, but I cannot get it all out.

 

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Cleaning a Wooden Guinea Pig Cage?We have our guinea pig in a homemade cage with a wood bottom. I was wondering how I can safely disinfect the bottom of this when I clean his cage? I put paper in under the chips and it soaks up some of the mess from water bottle and urine, but not all of it. I would like to safely disinfect this area for him. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

 

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