November 25, 2008

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Mom's Pumpkin PieMix the pumpkin and egg together and stir in the milk. Mix the salt, sugar, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg together. Pour the pumpkin mixture into an unbaked pie shell. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes.

 

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StromboliThaw the bread over night in the refrigerator or thaw in microwave. Roll the dough out to a rectangular shape, thick enough so you will be able to layer the other ingredients. Brush the dough with the egg and sprinkle with basil.

 

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Microwave Fruit SaladDrain fruit. Put juice into bowl; add enough water to make 3 cups liquid. Mix in both puddings. Cook in microwave 5-7 minutes on high or until thick. Stir in fruit adding bananas last. Chill until ready to eat or eat warm.

 

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Butter Tart Pan SquaresCream butter well and cream into flour and white sugar. Press this into ungreased 9x9 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.

 

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Curried Turkey Vegetable SoupIn a Dutch oven, saute onions in oil until tender. Stir in flour and curry until blended. Gradually stir in broth. Add the potatoes, celery, carrots, parsley, and sage. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

 

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Pumpkin TorteGood enough to serve as dessert!

 

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"Sugar-Free" White Chocolate PiePreheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the pecans, butter and Splenda together and press into a 9 inch pie pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Cool completely before adding filling.

 

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Babe's Chicken CasseroleMix the chicken, linguini, artichoke hearts, cheese, onion, black olives and pimento together. Place in 9x13 inch pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Mix the soup, sour cream and chicken broth together and pour over the chicken.

 

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Chicken and Gravy DressingPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease 9x13 inch baking dish. Prepare stuffing according to directions on box, spoon into dish making mounds of stuffing evenly distributed. Layer thawed chicken breasts on top of stuffing.

 

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Orange-Blueberry BreadGrease bottom only of loaf pan (9x5x3) with cooking spray, or line bottom with waxed paper. Stir all ingredients except blueberries and Glaze in a large bowl until blended. Lumps are OK. Pour into pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

 

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Oatmeal MuffinsRecipes for Oatmeal Muffins.

 

Articles

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Reuse Old Telephone BooksTo reuse old telepone books, take off the front cover and use them like hot pads for keeping hot pans from touching the surface of your counter. The pages are available and they are good for protecting fine crystal when laid in the bottom of your sink.

 

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Keep Frozen Bread Dough on HandKeep frozen bread dough on hand to save time. You can substitute the thawed dough for just about any yeast bread recipe. I use it for pizza dough (just thaw and roll), sweet rolls, roll out thawed dough,spread with butter sprinkle with brown or white sugar, cinnamon, nuts and raisins.

 

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Adopt a Family During the Holiday SeasonDuring the holiday season, adopt a family and deliver a basket of food for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. Share your good fortune with others, if possible in some way. If doesn't matter if it's big or small. Good deeds mean a lot.

 

Fall Wreath For Thanksgiving

Beautiful Fall Thanksgiving WreathWelcome your guests to a Thanksgiving meal with a homemade wreath for the season. You can make your own and then you can reuse it year after year.

 

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Extend Your Dryers LifeWash the lint catcher in your dryer in hot water with an old tooth brush every 4 to 6 months. You will be surprised how much of a build up you get from it. Also, it can lower your power bill and extend the life of your dryer. It also will prevent fires.

 

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Use Your Turkey Bones for SoupThink you've got your turkey pretty well stripped? Think again. After all that turkey tetrazini, turkey hash, turkey salad, etc, try turkey soup.

 

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Freeze Whipping Cream In Ice Cube TraysWhen I buy whipping cream, I buy it on sale. Then I pour it into ice cube trays and freeze. Once frozen I put the cubes in ziplock bags in the freezer. A cube is about 2 Tablespoons. It's great when you only need a couple tablespoons in a recipe.

 

Photo of a homemade cat tree.

Homemade Cat CondoAll in all the huge cat condo/gym cost me about $350 in materials and took me most of 3 solid days to make it. It is completely self standing and the cats love it.

 

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Fix The Date When Changing Digital Camera BatteriesWhen changing the battery in your digital camera, be sure to check the date your camera thinks it now is. This never occurred to me and now all the pictures on my computer from my July vacation read that the pictures were taken sometime in September!

 

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Use Hamburger Spatula to Make GravyWhen I make homemade gravy, I use a hamburger spatula. If you start to get lumps you can mash them with the turner. It works every time.

 

Burning Healthier Candles

Burning Healthier CandlesCandles are wonderfully therapeutic and burning them can provide you with a increased sense of health and well-being. Not only do they provide us with an ambient source of light, but if scented they can also provide us with all of the benefits of aromatherapy while in the comfort of our own home.

 

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Buy Sweet Potatoes on Sale and StoreI have been waiting and it is now time. Sweet potatoes are on sale for Thanksgiving. I don't know the price for other areas, but the price in the Hot Springs WalMart stores is 25 cents a pound.

 

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Day After Thanksgiving DinnerLooking for a good use for all those Thanksgiving leftovers? My family gets together with 2-3 other families for dinner the day after Thanksgiving. We all bring our leftovers and share what we have.

 

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Dress Kids in the Same Color When in CrowdWhen my children were young, I used to dress them in the same color clothing anytime we would plan to be out in a large crowd. We all know how little ones can get excited at theme parks or even in a crowded mall and almost disappear before our eyes.

 

Questions

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Small Wood Stove for Fifth Wheel Trailer?I am looking for a very small wood stove for my 40 ft. fifth wheel. Does anyone know where I can buy one?

 

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Dark Circle on Light Colored Table?I have a dark circle on a light colored table I just bought. I'm not sure what it is, but can anyone tell me something to try that might remove the dark circle? Thanks.

 

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Stress Causing Dog to Throw Up Bile?My dog lately has been going off and getting into other peoples garbage. When she returns she vomits up some food she has ingested. To curb this problem we no longer allow her outside unless we are with her. She is 9 years old and until recently she would never leave our yard. The problem now is that she is intermittently vomiting up bile. It does not happen everyday.

 

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Can You Get Sick from Thrift Store Items?With a lot of people using thrift stores, how "safe" are the donations? Can you "catch" anything from what you buy?

 

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Nicotine off Wood Furniture?I have nicotine embedded in my bedroom furniture. I'd like to know how to remove it. It's wood furniture.

 

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Woman's Day Magazine Mini Gingerbread House?I am looking for directions for the Woman's Day Magazine Mini Gingerbread House. It is from the late 1980's or early 1990's.

 

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"Dressing Up" Canned Cranberry Sauce?I'm looking for ways to "dress up" plain canned cranberry sauce since I won't be making homemade sauce this year. Any ideas?

 

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Removing Lime Deposits on Windows?How do I clean lime deposits off of windows caused by sprinklers?

 

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