November 24, 2008

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Crock Pot Chicken and Rice CasseroleCoat a 4 qt. crock pot with cooking spray. In a saucepan, combine the cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, cream of celery soup, water, butter and 1 Tbsp. of the onion soup mix. Cook, over medium heat, until the butter has melted.

 

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Chocolate DelightMix together and press into 9x13 inch pyrex. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Cool. Next mix 1 cup of cool whip with 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 8 oz. cream cheese. Beat until smooth and spread over crust. Mix flour, margarine and nuts together and press into 9x13 inch pyrex. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Cool. Next mix powdered sugar and cream cheese. Beat until smooth and spread over crust. Next mix Cool Whip and milk with puddings. Spread over cream cheese mixture layer. Top with rest of Cool Whip and chill overnight. Delicious.

 

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Broccoli and Cauliflower SaladRecipes for Broccoli And Cauliflower Salad

 

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Pumpkin Crumble DessertIn a mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar and pumpkin pie spice together. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the top of the pumpkin mixture and drizzle melted butter on top.

 

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Davy CrocketsCream the sugars and margarine. Add the eggs. Sift dry ingredients and add. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Spread in greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.

 

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Candied Sweet Potatoes in SyrupBoil all ingredients except sweet potatoes together for 5 minutes. Pour over cooked sweet potatoes in a shallow pan and bake in a 400 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until delicate brown.

 

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Ginger Cranberry BarsIn a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in one and one half teaspoon of almond extract. Beat in flour until crumbly.

 

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Cut Glass SaladPrepare lime, orange and cherry gelatin separately using 1 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup cold water for each. Pour into separate 8x8 inch pans. Chill until firm, then cut into 1/4-1/2 inch cubes. Heat pineapple juice from can to boiling point. Remove from heat. Add sugar and lemon gelatin and stir until dissolved.

 

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Turkey a la KingMelt butter in frying pan. Add mushrooms and green pepper. Saute until soft. Mix flour, bouillon powder, salt and pepper. (Using twice as much pepper zips it up.) Stir in milk and water until it boils and thickens.

 

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Quick and Easy Cinnamon RollsRecipes for Quick and Easy Cinnamon Rolls

 

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Tapioca Mandarin SaladDrain oranges. Bring pudding and water to a boil. Add gelatin and marshmallows, stir until melted. Let cool. Add oranges and prepared Dream Whip. Chill.

 

Articles

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Install a Programmable ThermostatLast year we replaced our old thermostat with a new programmable one. Since we're here, and awake at different times, we've not set it for basic times to run, so we just hit the buttons when we walk by. It's quicker to shut on and off than our old thermostat.

 

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Print at Your Local LibrarySpend money at your local Library to help them a little bit! I have been getting my copies there logging into my mail account from their computer. I send things I want to print to myself and save in a folder labeled "PRINT".

 

Gobblin' Good GameMy daughter brought this home from preschool. It is a learning game with left over candy from Trick or Treat. Paper, Skittles, candy corn and a stapler. Draw a handprint turkey on a plain piece of paper.

 

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Use Every Bit of TurkeyDuring Thanksgiving time is the best time to buy turkeys because they are so cheap, about $7-8 (turkey breast alone is sold for that price). I have an extra little freezer in another room and I fill it with turkeys that i have bought (about 10) during the thanksgiving sales.

 

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Leave Shower Water in Tub to Harvest WarmthTo save on heating fuel in the winter, insert the drain plug in the tub when showering and leave it in afterward until the water is cool. It adds warmth as well as humidity to your home. It's such an easy thing to do!

 

In Memory of Baby Ninja (Pug)Baby Ninja was 7 years old and a pug. We got him on October 14, 2001. He liked to do anything we do. He was the best dog, he will be severely missed. We love you baby, Mom.

 

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Using Dentures for Dish DetergentThis may seem outrageous, but I have had success. With baked on casserole pans, fill your sink with hot water. Make sure your baking dish is submerged and drop in some denture cleansers. They are safe for food pans and they will even pull some stains off the surfaces.

 

Indian and Pilgrim

Thanksgiving Indian and PilgrimThis is a charming craft for kids to make for Thanksgiving or for you to make to place at their place setting.

 

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Make a Habit of Returning CartI really don't think this is a tip. It's more of a suggestion for all of us to help where we can. I was at Walmart yesterday. I've made it a habit to pick up a shopping cart that's wandering around, and loose in the park lot, to use in the store.

 

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Remembering Your Cell PhoneWhen I leave my cell phone at night to charge, and in order to not forget it the next morning, I put the cell phone inside my purse with the cord visibly sticking out. When I am ready to leave the house in the morning, I am "forced" to remember my cell phone.

 

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Do It Yourself Exfoliating Scrub! Grab a tupperware dish; large or small, depending on the amount, that you make. Add fine white sugar, in about half. then combine, baby oil. I bought mine a local dollar store ($2). Make sure that the sugar is completely covered. Stir in well, and feel free to add more sugar or oil if you don't feel the consistency is right.

 

Handprint Turkey Art

Handprint Turkey ArtUse paint to make this handprint turkey instead of tracing. Add a few details to the turkey and some fall leaves and you have a beautiful work of art to display at Thanksgiving time.

 

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Halve a Turkey for LaterI realize that prices in everything have gone through the roof but if you can buy an additional turkey while prices are relatively reduced for the upcoming Thanksgiving, it will be to your advantage later on.

 

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Mama Kim's Award Winning White and Green ChileIn a large Dutch oven, heat 2 cups chicken broth. Add all fresh veggies, cook till tender. Add the rest of the broths and the shredded pork, corn and beans. Bring back to a boil, turn down to simmer, add the seasonings

 

Questions

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Insulating Exterior House Foundation?Is there a cheap/temporary way to insulate an exterior stone foundation? It's a 110 year old house, it has cold floors and drafts! We will be insulating the house in the future but for right now we need to keep out the cold. Our house temp is currently 17'C and dropping, the room temp is 21'C.

 

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Cake Made with Sour Cream and Peaches?I am looking for cake made with white cake mix, sour cream, creme cheese, and peaches.

 

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Children's Pamper Party Ideas?I'm planning a pamper party for my 12 year old daughter and was wondering if you could tell me some ideas for it, like nail sets, etc. Thank you.

 

Repairing a damaged couch.

Dog Ate Couch Arm?My Doberman ate the arm of my Berkline wallaway couch. There are two chambers to the arm, the one closest to the back of the couch is fine. How can I repair it myself?

 

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Using Petroleum Jelly as a Moisturizer?I cannot spend too much on face moisturizer, and I want to keep my face soft to put on foundation. Can you put petroleum jelly on your face to moisturize it? I do not know if I want to do this because I think it may cause clogged pores. What do you think?

 

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Looking for 2004 Avon Christmas Tree Pins?I would like to purchase (3) three Avon 2004 Collectible Christmas Tree Pins. Does anyone know where I can purchase these? Thank you in advance.

 

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Food Ideas for 16th Birthday Party?I am looking for food ideas (other then pizza) for a girls 16th birthday party. It's going to be held at an indoor pool. There will be about 6 to 8 teenagers and some adults. Any ideas on activities would be appreciated too.

 

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Instruction Manual for George Foreman Grill #GR36VT?I need an instruction manual for a George Foreman grill #GR36VT.

 

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Using Gray Paint as Primer?Can I use gray paint as primer under red paint. I need to know this fast, as I am about ready to paint. Thank you.

 

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Making Cakes to Sell During the Holidays?I am thinking of making homemade cakes for sale during the holidays. Does anyone who does this have ideas for pricing? I plan to make pound cakes, carrot cakes, red velvet, chocolate, and caramel. Maybe others. Does anyone have any suggestions or other good tips? Thanks!

 

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Discounts for People 55 and Over?I am looking for discounts for people age 55 and over. Any suggestions? Please!

 

What Breed is My Dog?What breed is my dog? She was abandoned at 3 weeks old to a rescue organization so we don't really know either side. We think German Shepherd crossed with? She weighs about 60 lbs. Thanks.

 

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New Ideas for Prepping and Cooking Corn?Dose anyone have any different ways of preparing and cooking corn?

 

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Resetting a Dishwashers Diagnostic Codes?I need reset the diagnostic codes for a Whirlpool dishwasher Model DU1145XTPB1.

 

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Making a Bag Out of a Hoodie?How can you make a bag out of a hoodie?

 

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Lemon Trees Fruit is Being Eaten?I have a 3 year old lemon tree. It flowered beautifully and fruit formed. Now all the fruit seems to have been eaten and part of the branch has died. It is planted in clay soil, with goo run off and is watered regularly in hot weather.

 

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Downloading Music for an MP3 Player?What are the best sites to download music and videos for an MP3?

 

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Lights for Glass Block Decorations?I am so discouraged as I still cannot find the white, one ended Christmas lights for the glass blocks. I have gone to Home Depot, Wal-mart, the Dollar Store, Michaels and Canadian Hardware to no avail. Help!

 

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Patterns for Crocheted Dolls Clothes?I would like to make a crocheted dress for my 13 in. doll and I lost the pattern that the doll came with. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or pattern links? Also I'm looking for doll patterns for a 10 in. doll.

 

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Removing Wood Glue on Tiles?There is wood glue on the tiles, courtesy of a handy husband. The glue has set solid. I have tried to scrape it off without much success. Is there anything that will dissolve it?

 

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Bread from Bread Machine is Small?I have just got a bread machine and put in a mix and baked the bread. It was fine except for two problems. My loaf was only about 4 1/2 inches long. Is this normal?

 

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Using Heat to Patina a Copper Back Splash?I want a copper back splash. I have been online for a week to try and get some answers. I need to know how to burn the copper and bring those colors out. I think they call it patina.

 

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