December 1, 2008

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Recipes

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Chicken and Rice SoupIn a large pot, boil the chicken, onion, celery, carrots, parsley, rosemary, and thyme together. Once the chicken is almost done, then add the potatoes.

 

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter BarsPour over chocolate mixture and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Be careful not to over-bake.

 

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Pepperoni Pizza SpreadCombine all the ingredients and place in an 11x7 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and slightly brown around the edges. Serve with bread sticks, crackers or French bread pieces.

 

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Easy SalsaSalsaPut the stewed and whole tomatoes in the blender on liquefy, until you have the thickness that you want. Add all of the other ingredients and push chop on the blender 2-3 times, depending on how chunky you want your salsa.

 

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Angel Flake BiscuitsSift dry ingredients together, cut in the shortening. Add buttermilk and the yeast, dissolved in the water. Mix until all flour is moist. Cover and put in the refrigerator until ready to use.

 

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Pressure Cooker ChiliEasy recipe that takes only 25 minutes from start to finish.

 

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Southern Peach PieMix the peaches, sugar, tapioca and lemon juice together and let sit for 15 minutes. Mix the flour, brown sugar, pecans and margarine together. Place 1/3 of the crumb mixture on the bottom of the pie crust.

 

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Sweet and Sour Meat LoafMix well and mound first 6 ingredients in centre of greased baking dish, leave 1 inch spare on all sides. Combine next ingredients and spread over meat. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours. Baste while cooking.

 

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Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Walnut VinaigretteFan the sliced pears over the bottom of each serving plate. Mound the greens in the center of the pears.

 

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Savory Chicken Noodle SaladBoil the noodles in water seasoned with the poultry seasoning. Don't rinse after draining. Cut the grapes and pineapple in small chunks. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and spoon in the mayo, as much or as little as you like.

 

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Apple ChutneyThis is the time for cheap apples so let's make chutney.

 

Articles

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Storing Knee High Boots Upright I just came across this great idea: roll a magazine up and insert it into the boot for storage. This way, the leather doesn't slouch down and get wrinkle marks. Easy, cheap, and it works!

 

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Saving Money on Family PicturesTips for Saving Money on Family Pictures. Post your ideas here.

 

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"Everything is 50 Cents" Garage SaleIf you aren't selling a lot of high-priced items at your garage sale and want to go the low-maintenance route, have an "Everything is 50 cents sale (unless otherwise marked)".

 

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Save Spaghetti Cooking Water to Wash Greasy DishesSave your spaghetti water and wash your greasy dishes with it. The flour in the water somehow causes oil and grease to get trapped, and you don't have to scrub as much.

 

A boxer with a cast on his hind leg.

Thing One (Boxer)Thing One is eight months old and a boxer. I got her and her sister (Thing Two) for Mother's Day.

 

Little Ghosts

Little SpooksEasy to make. Pound 2 sticks down through the blue jeans. Stuff jeans with newspapers. Attach a styrofoam ball to the top of the 2 sticks. (I stuffed 2 knitted beanie hats, much cheaper). Cover with a sheet and pin on the felt eyes. I have had so many comments about "my spooks".

 

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Smells From Other Cats Can Upset Your CatIf you see a tomcat in your area, be very careful when you are outside, because you can bring the tomcat (or any other cat's scent) into your home on your shoes.

 

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Reusable Plastic Lunch Meat ContainersLuncheon meats, such as Hillshire Farms Select lunch meats, come in nice reusable Gladware type containers. Often I find coupons for it in Sunday papers. If your store doubles coupons, you get both the meat and a handy container for later use at a great discount!

 

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Use Photo Tags for Pre-ReadersWe have a lot of little ones, (pre-readers), and come Christmas morning there is a big rush to open gifts. So to let everyone help give out the gifts and let Mom and Dad enjoy the activities, we came up with an easy name tag idea.

 

Questions

What Breed is My Dog?This is Sassy, I got her when she was 8 weeks old. I was told she was a boxer/pit mix, she is 7 months now and weighs probably around 50lbs. I don't know what she is, can anyone help me out?

 

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Christmas Crafts Using Baby Food JarsI am looking for ideas for using empty baby food jars for Christmas crafts.

 

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Selecting a Dog BreedDoes anyone know how to pick the best dog for your family? I know there are quizzes but not sure where to find them.

 

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Nu-Wave Temperature ConversionsWhat are the corresponding temperatures on a Nu-Wave ovens with a dial from 1 to 10?

 

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Homemade Banana PuddingHow do you make banana pudding using Eagle Brand milk and whipping cream?

 

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Making a Gift Box Using Old Christmas CardsI need instructions to make a gift box out of old Christmas cards.

 

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Using Condensed Milk Instead of Evaporated MilkCan sweetened condensed milk be used in sweet potato pie instead of evaporated milk?

 

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Homemade Chai PowderHow do you make Chai coffee or tea powder with powdered milk, coffee whitener and coffee. What quantities do you use?

 

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Making a Cookbook with PicturesHow do I make a cookbook and add interesting food pictures? I would like it to have a cover to give as a gift. I got one many years ago. It was printed with pictures and it was in a 3 ring folder. Any easy ideas?

 

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Problems With Yahoo MessengerWhile I'm chatting in Yahoo Messenger I can't see my written words or see what the other person writes to me. Although I can speak to him by mike.

 

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Icebox Fruitcake RecipeI need a recipe for icebox fruitcake. I know it has marshmallow cream, pecans, raisins and graham crackers. I just don't know how much of each.

 

What Breed is My Dog?This is Tank, I got him when he was 8 weeks old. I was told that he was a pit bull. He is now a year old and I'm starting to question that. Can anyone tell me what he is?

 

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1994 Ford Ranger Heater is Not WorkingMy '94 Ranger has a heater problem that I can not figure out. First off, the temperature gauge does the windshield wiper thing, up and down, up and down. To make matters worse, often there is no heat.

 

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Cleaning a White Patch on a Red JacketMy husband has one of those heavy cotton racing jackets with the name of the car manufacturer on it. It is red, white, and black with patches embroidered on it. It says DRY CLEAN ONLY. He got a stain on the white patch on the front that I tried to wash off with a soapy rag. Well, I didn't realize the white patch is sewed over the red fabric and the red bled through to the front.

 

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Bowl Stuck Inside Glass PotI was warming up some food in a large bowl by putting water in a glass pot and putting the plastic bow on top. Now the bowl is stuck inside my glass pot and I can't remove it. There is still a small amount of water in the pot but the bowl is embedded.

 

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Fading from Homemade Laundry DetergentRight now I use 1 cup powdered fels naptha, 1/2 cup of borax, and 1/2 cup of washing soda which I mix and make a dry mix laundry powder. I use 1/4 cup every time I wash a big load.

 

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Double Pane Window Has Fogged UpDoes anyone know how to unfog a double pane window? One pane of a 4 pane picture window is all fogged up between the thermal windows. It looks awful! Help!

 

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Removing Valve CoversI have turn-off valves above my washer and they have covers on them like on a bathtub valve, not the round type. I need to change out the washers but I can't get the covers off because of lime and calcium build up. I have taken the screws out and have been spraying Lime Away into the little holes but of course that is not working.

 

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Keeping Chrysanthemums from Falling OverMy chrysanthemums grow nicely and bloom beautifully, and then promptly collapse! Am I supposed to pinch them back as they're growing so they're shorter on the outside of the plant and more supportive?

 

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Growing Spearmint from a CuttingCan you "root" in water or grow a cutting from a spearmint plant. Has anyone done this, or do you have any information. The research I've done so far hasn't turned up with any real results. Thank you.

 

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