December 8, 2008

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Spicy Potato WedgesPreheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly spray foil-lined tray with cooking spray. Place the potato wedges into a large bowl and cover with water. Let the potatoes stand for 10 minutes in the water. Drain the potatoes and pat dry.

 

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Amazing Butternut SquashPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pot, bring the squash to a boil. Reduce to simmer until squash is soft. In a large bowl, mash the softened squash.

 

Potato Muffins

Potato Cheese MuffinsUse leftover potatoes in this recipe.

 

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Inside-Out CheeseburgersPreheat the grill to medium high or preheat the broiler. Put cheese in small bowl. In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, paprika and pepper together, preferably with your hands, without overworking. Shape the ground beef mixture into 8 thin, 4 inch wide patties.

 

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Fettuccine AlfredoCook the fettuccini according to the package directions and drain. Mix the sage, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper with the melted butter. Toss with the warm fettuccini.

 

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Chocolate Truffle CheesecakePreheat the oven to 300 degrees F if you are using a silver 9 inch springform pan. If you are using a dark, non-stick 9 inch springform pan, set the oven to 275 degrees F. Mix the cookie crumbs and butter together and press firmly into the bottom of the pan and set aside.

 

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10 Quarts of Homemade Italian Chicken Soup (for less than $10) Put all into a 12 qt pot and simmer for 2-3 hours. Use a hen, it won't break down as quick as a chicken (the meat does not come out dry or stringy) and has more flavor. Check the soup for flavor, add more salt if needed.

 

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Modify Framed Mirror for Picture FrameSometimes when shopping for a picture frame, you may come across a framed mirror that would work perfectly, and often at a better price than the frame alone.

 

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Product Review: Powerade ZeroThere is a beverage out on the market now, similar to Gatorade or regular Powerade (which are both full of sugar), it's called "Powerade Zero". Anyone not wanting all those sugars, can drink, even diabetics as it has Splenda in it. It comes in a 32 oz. bottle and can be purchased as single bottles or in multipacks.

 

Photo of a pink sparkle ball Christmas Decoration.

Sparkleball DecorationI had so much trouble locating directions on the internet for making a "solo" cup light ball that I just created my own free website that gives easy to follow step-by-step instructions. I call them sparkleballs.

 

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Check Online Banking Balance FrequentlyCheck your online banking frequently! Someone has stolen my debit card and has been taking $75.00 per day from our checking account. I have not used it at any unfamiliar places. They have stolen over $600.00.

 

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Sammi (Maine Coon)Sammi is 7 months old and a Maine Coon. She was given to me from a friend.

 

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Low-Cost Teeth Cleaning Check with your local college or business school to see if they have a dental hygienist program. They usually offer low cost teeth cleaning and other services. It is done by students, but everything is checked by an instructor.

 

Family at Dinner

Cook for Other Families to Save MoneyTo save money on groceries, you could find one or two families who you know are very busy and either eat out a lot or order in a lot. See if they would be interested in having you make meals for them. The key is they buy enough groceries to make enough for their family and yours.

 

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Cheap and Healthier Ice BlocksMake up a litre or more of nesquick or milo and milk (I put an extra teaspoon per cup), pour this into small freezer proof containers and freeze them. When they are ready, use a teaspoon to scrape it out. My kids love them.

 

Questions

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Washing Clothes with Clorox 2 and Washing Soda?Has anyone been using Clorox 2 powder for colors and washing soda to clean their clothes? I have a recipe of 1 cup Clorox 2 and 1 cup washing soda and I am supposed to use 2 tablespoons for every large load of clothes that are not too dirty. If you have been using this recipe are you happy with the results?

 

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Making Accessories from Clothing?We're running a charity event in February with a feature that involves making accessories from items of clothes. There have been many ideas posted, but if anyone has any other ideas they would all come in useful. We're especially looking for easy projects for non-stitchers!

 

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Reusing Matchstick Roll Up Blinds?Hello I need help in the re-purpose/recycle dept. I have some old matchstick roll up blinds. Any ideas on what I can do with them or make them into? I have about 10 or so I would hate to toss them and a week later realize that I should have kept them. The only thing I have thought of is making a few place mats. Thanks for the help.

 

What Breed is My Dog?I got my dog from the pound about 2 months ago, and they told me that he was a lab mix. To me he doesn't look anything like a lab. So I just wanted to see what other people's opinions are because he is really just a mystery to me! But I love him, he is great!

 

Yellowish cream colored dog with very large ears.

What Breed is My Dog?How do I know if my dog is really a Husky? It is supposed to be a mix, but I want to make sure he is really a Husky. He has enormous ears, but his face looks like a Husky.

 

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Gift Ideas for Husband's 30th Birthday?My husband is turning 30 soon and I would like to do something special for his birthday. It's the first time we have celebrate his birthday together because I was overseas and we're newly married.

 

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Painting Walls With Cobalt Blue Countertops?We are moving in a few weeks. I will be doing some painting before we move in. My question is regarding the kitchen. The counter tops are blue, kind of a medium blue maybe like cobalt. The only color I can imagine looking OK with that for the walls would be a neutral color such as tan.

 

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How Long Before Peach Pits Sprout?I have two peach pits I will be planting. How long will it be before I see any sprouts?

 

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Patterns for Pin Cushions?Would any of you crafty people have a pattern for different pin cushions. I think my dear daughter is now a collector. Thanks.

 

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UGG Style Child's Boot Pattern?I'm looking for a free pattern for a baby or child's boot. They look like UGG's and are made from bonded fleece.

 

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Fleece Scarves with Loops?How do you make fleece scarves with loops?

 

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Making a Hollywood Hills Banner?Here is what I would like a banner printed on decent paper that says: HOLLYWOODS with the Hollywood Hills background. Black and White print. Notice the 'S' on Hollywood. You can easily create your own Hollywood Hills Banner by googling 'make your own Hollywood hills banner online'. I have done so already. My problem is that I can't get enough resolution to enlarge the picture to 12 inches high and 6 feet long. I'd like the banner printed on decent paper to decoupage onto a board. Thanks so much for any info.

 

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Hot Cocoa Recipe Using Splenda?Recipe for Hot Cocoa Mix that has Splenda, powdered milk and cocoa

 

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Original Craft Ideas for Christmas Gifts?I need some help desperately. I need some awesome original craft gift ideas for a close friend. For the last few years we've made each other gifts and as fate would have it we've ended up making each other the same thing. One year was glass blocks, one was vases with ornaments, another was evergreen wreaths. I need an idea so awesome she won't think of it first! Can anyone help me?

 

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Clear Door Canopy?I need to erect a door canopy above an outer door. This is essentially to deflect rain from the flat roof immediately above from splashing against the door. This happens each heavy rainfall, despite there being a guttering in place.

 

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Using the Last of the Peanut Butter?Looking for a tip regarding using the last bit of peanut butter from the jar. She'd put stuff in the jar and shake it and her kids would have a treat. Maybe it was powdered sugar? Love to know what that was and I couldn't locate it with your search feature. Thanks!

 

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Tree Birthday Cake?I'm trying to find a idea for a birthday cake made like a tree. Can this even be done?

 

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Easy Red Velvet Cake Recipe?I am in need of an easy red velvet cake recipe as quickly as possible. Thank you!

 

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Craft Ideas Using Ribbon?I am the program manager at an after-school program for girls ages 6-14, and we just received a big donation of assorted ribbon (different colors, widths, some are wired, etc.). I am looking for creative craft projects using ribbon. Any ideas? Thanks!

 

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Looking for Lacoste Shaving Cream?Where can I find Lacoste shaving cream?

 

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Removing Liquor Stain from a Suit Coat?Can anyone give me advice on how to remove a dark liquor stain from a suit coat? The stain is set in, but I would really like to get it out. The jacket is black with white and a grayish blend stripes. Help!

 

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Cleaning a Corroded Salt Shaker?How can I clean a chrome salt shaker that is corroded by salt (green tarnish)?

 

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Las Vegas Themed Winter Formal?The theme of my 9th grade formal is Las Vegas. Does anyone have any inexpensive ideas for ways to decorate for it?

 

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Getting Donated Fleece Fabric?Where can I can I get donated fleece fabric to make baby blankets to donate to the hospitals for Christmas? My daughter and I are making these to donate and could possibly make them for the homeless if I can get enough fabric.

 

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Buying a Biomass Pellet Machine?Where is the best place to buy a biomass pellet machine?

 

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Storage Boxes for Shoes?I need some ideas for storage boxes for my shoes. I would really like some clear plastic boxes but I don't want to spend that much. Thanks

 

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Disinfecting a Hamster Cage?Our hamster got sick and died a couple nights ago. I need to know a safe way to clean and disinfect the cage so the next one we get does not "catch" whatever Princess had. We had 2 cages for her to go back and forth in, and the 1 is all plastic. I do not want to use bleach as it may seep into the plastic and make the next one sick. Any ideas on how I can clean and disinfect this? Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

 

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Spreading Sour Cream on Tortillas?What is the best way to spread sour cream on tortillas?

 

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Puppy Has Itchy Bug Bites?I am house sitting and started getting bites on my belly and arms. A few weeks later I brought a 3 wk old puppy, and he slept on the same bed. Now, we are both itching and scratching horribly. I got some medication for me, and I am using it on the puppy but its not helping.

 

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Apple Jelly Not Setting?I am making Apple Jelly. It will not set, I have not had this problem before. It was boiling for over 30 minutes.

 

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Healthy Concession Stand Food Ideas?What are some good ideas for selling food at a concession stand? Does anyone have any ideas for healthier food too? I am also looking for unique ideas.

 

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Removing Rust Stains on Gunmetal?How can rust stains be removed from gunmetal?

 

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Renuzit Air Freshener Covers Pattern Book?In the late 90s or early 2000s there was a pattern book for Renuzit air freshener covers. They were usually constructed from fabric and glue, not crochet. In it I remember a pattern for a ghost, a shaman, and a sorcerer/wizard. I made my dad the sorcerer from the book, but unfortunately it broke.

 

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Crusty Bumps on Horse's Face?My new horse has relatively small black lumps on her face, mainly in the space between her eyes and forelock. The vet thought they were either insect irritations or melanomas (she's grey) but said it wouldn't stop her from purchasing her.

 

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