December 11, 2008

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Recipes

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Vegetable Cheese ChowderIn a soup kettle, combine the reserved liquid from the green beans and carrots plus the water mixture. Add the ham, cabbage, onion, au gratin potato mix and milk. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.

 

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Uncle Ernie's CandyIn a large bowl, mix the almond bark, peanut butter, peanuts, marshmallows and Rice Krispies together. Quickly dish out spoonfuls onto wax paper.

 

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Holiday Vegetable DipA simple family recipe that is delicious with fresh vegetables for holiday gatherings.

 

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Corn Souffle'Combine all of the ingredients together in a 2 1/2 qt. buttered casserole dish. Bake at 375 degrees F for 50 minutes.

 

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White Turtle CakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine cake mix, water, 1/2 of the condensed milk, oil and eggs in mixer bowl; beat well. Spread half the batter into greased 9x13-inch cake pan.

 

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Okra CurryHeat the oil in a wok or solid based frying pan and fry the onion for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the cubed potatoes; cover and cook to 3-4 minutes. Add the okra, and stir fry for 2 minutes.

 

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Easy Pecan PieBeat eggs slightly, add sugar, stir until dissolved. Stir in caramel topping and butter, stir well. Add pecans, pour in pie shell.

 

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Kielbasa and CabbageIn a large pot, place the cubed potatoes, cabbage, carrots, and add enough water until everything in the pot is covered. Cook over medium heat for about 45 minutes.

 

Articles

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Food Scraps for WildlifeIn a friend's house, the scraps are deposited in a large, covered, plastic container labeled, "good-will can". The children know that these leftovers will be put out daily for the birds, squirrels and other animals who share the world with us.

 

Plastic Canvas Snowflakes

Plastic Canvas SnowflakesCut plastic canvas snowflakes with yarn and beads. You can find just about any plastic canvas shape nowadays. I found these at a thrift store and "fancied" them up.

 

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Make Elderberry Elixer for the FluIf any of you have access to elderberries, consider making a thick elixer (cook with a little water and sugar, simmer an hour , strain. Elderberries are known to help fight influenza. I would freeze in ice cube tray, and after frozen pop out cubes and put in lidded container.

 

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Make Roast Chicken Into Multiple MealsI cook for two and the most bang for my buck has been roast chicken. On Sunday, when I have some extra time, I make this for dinner with the usual sides (mashed potatoes, salad, veggies). We eat what we want off of the roast chicken. After dinner, I strip the extra meat off.

 

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You Don't Have to Spend $20 for Your Dog's NailsSeeing the Pediaws on TV made me want to have one for my Chinese pug. She has very sharp claws and for some reason it is her joy to scratch the living day lights out my legs. But it is just my laziness that causes the sharp nails.

 

Bittersweet

Growing and Harvesting BittersweetBittersweet is an easy-to-grow vine famous for revealing a striking display of seedpods and berries each fall. Often used in wreaths or decorative displays, this ornamental vine adds value and interest to the garden all year long.

 

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"Fresh and Easy" Neighborhood Market for Grocery DiscountsIf you live in the Phoenix or Las Vegas area, or in SoCal, there is an amazing market chain called "Fresh and Easy". Shopping there has slashed our food bills by 75%, plus we're eating healthier than ever before (much of it is organic, free range and no hormones added).

 

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Use Your Swimming Pool as a GardenWe used to have a swimming pool. We did not like to swim or spend so much money to keep the pool clean, it takes lots of money and time to keep it clean. I suggested we have it filled up with dirt so I could have a garden, We had it filled up, I had a very pretty garden all the year, very good idea.

 

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House Training a RabbitWhen house training your rabbit goes bad, you probably move your rabbit out of the house, right? Here's a way to successfully house train your bunny.

 

Mr. Smith (Tabby)

Mr. Smith (Tabby)Mr. Smith is 5 years old and a Tabby Tom. Two years ago, my young niece thought Smith would like it better living with me.

 

Plant a Tree for Each GrandchildWe planted a tree when each grandchild was born in their honor. We took a picture of the child along with the tree as it was being planted. This tree, a Red Maple, is Cameron's, our oldest grandsons tree.

 

wooden snowman

2x4 SnowmanSnowman made from 2x4 inch piece of wood.

 

Questions

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Making Number Shaped Pinatas?I want to make a pinata in the shapes of a 4 and 0 for a 40th birthday party. Any ideas?

 

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Using a Cake Mix That's Expired?Can baking powder be added to freshen a cake mix past it's expiration date? During my late husband's bout with cancer, a lot of food items didn't get used since he didn't have an appetite.

 

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Using Homemade Dry Laundry Detergent?I use 1 cup grated and powdered Fels naphtha, 1 cup of borax, and 1 cup of washing soda which I mix and use as a dry powder laundry detergent. I want to use 1 tbsp. for light large loads.

 

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Reviews of Breeze Brand Litterbox?Has anyone tried the Breeze brand of litterbox they sell at Walmart? It comes with special litter that is made to let the urine "flow through" it then down into a drawer that's got an absorbent pad in it. The pad lasts one week and looks like a kitty diaper. Supposedly, you scoop the solids and change the pad once a week and only put in new litter once a month. It sells for $29.99 at Walmart, the refill pads (4 to a pack) are around $4 and the litter is around $7. It's made by Tidy Cat. I'm thinking of buying one.

 

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Homemade Dog Bed?How do you make a dog bed?

 

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How To Get Your Hair To Grow Faster?I want to grow my hair. What can I do?

 

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Candle Pedestals Made from 4x4's?I am making wooden candle pedestals out of 4x4's. Does anybody have ideas for how I can dress up the front of them? Thanks in advance.

 

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