December 17, 2008

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Sour Cream CookiesRecipes for Sour Cream Cookies

 

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Heath Bar CakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, using a pastry blender, mix the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter together until fine particles form. Remove 1/2 cup of the mixture to use to top cake. Blend in the buttermilk, egg, vanilla, baking soda and baking powder and transfer the batter to a greased and floured 9x13 inch pan.

 

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Salmon SevicheRemove skin and any bones from fish. Cut into small strips; place in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, combine wine, oil, onion, garlic, orange juice, lemon juice and pepper.

 

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Making Homemade Chicken GravyHow to cook gravy, as in chicken gravy, without grease or oil. Brown flour in skillet, add seasoning or bouillon cubes. Add enough water to make it thin as you like, let simmer about 1 minute. Tastes very good.

 

Greeting Card Bookmark

Magnetic Greeting Card BookmarksThis is one of the bookmarks I made to go with the less than a dollar new books I picked up on half.com to give as gifts this year.

 

Santa belt ornament

Santa Belly OrnamentThis cute Santa ornament is created with classic red balls, glue and glitter. They will add a festive touch to any Christmas tree or decoration.

 

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Dip Your Fork Into Salad DressingDip your fork into your salad dressing or dip, instead of dunking your food or pouring your dressing over for food. Your tongue will still get the flavor you're wanting, not tons of it, neither will your hips. Plus, you'll not have to purchase the salad dressings as often, so you'll be saving on your food bill.

 

Making a Thread Spool Christmas Tree - small spools of thread used to make a tree shape

Thread Christmas TreeMake a cute and easy thread Christmas tree for mom or grandma. Very easy for kids to make. Take cardboard and cut into triangle to look like a tree. Proceed to hot glue/low temp glue thread rolls to cardboard. (You can use Elmers glue, but then you can not remove to use.

 

Toddler sitting on rocking chair.

Craft: Teddy Bear Rocking ChairI built this little rocking chair for my last granddaughter Camden. This is her 1st birthday and I wanted her to have something special from MeMaw. I found the pattern online at:

 

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Freeze Fryer Grease Before DiscardingI of course reuse all my plastic store bought food tubs, as it saves me major money on leftovers storage, but here is a tip for disposal of old fryer grease.

 

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Eating Canned SardinesSince canned sardines are supposed to be healthful, I decided to learn how to enjoy them. My only memories are of the ghastly, stinky ones my father used to enjoy. OMG, how they would pollute the kitchen air! And if this grand experiment didn't work, the dog would be the lucky recipient.

 

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Buy Chanukah Candles For Year Round UseI buy Chanukah candles at a reduced price after the holiday and use them year-round for birthday candles. They look so much cooler than regular candles - especially if you can find the multi-colored ones.

 

pom pom maker and pom

Knifty Knitter Pom Pom MakerKnifty Knitter pom maker. This is less than 5 dollars and comes with three sizes for you to make pom poms with. I made medium ones. Also something I had fun with, I took one color and wound it around the middle, then wound another color across whole thing.

 

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Store Honey in the RefrigeratorYears ago I switched away from white sugar as much as possible. That meant using honey in my coffee and it wasn't difficult at all to get used to. Since then I've used it in bread baking also.

 

Amy (Black Lab)Amy is a 1 year old Black Lab. The family got her for my better half, Tim, a year ago as a Christmas present as he had lost his 17 year old lab the year before.

 

Questions

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Making Sawdust Pellets?What is the psi required to compress dry sawdust into pellets for my stove? Also, to what temperature should the sawdust be heated?

 

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Dyeing a Sheepskin Coat?I have a brown canvas and sheepskin coat. The sheepskin is white and the canvas is brown. How do I go about dyeing the whole coat off-white? Is there a company that would do this for me? I would also be okay with just bleaching the entire coat.

 

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Hazelnut Creamer Recipe?Do you have a recipe for hazelnut creamer?

 

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Lace Christening Gown Has Yellowed?I have a 41 year old lace christening gown that has yellowed and I would like to get it back to its original color of white. Can someone help me with this? Thanks.

 

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Ham and Cream Cheese Dip Recipe?I just tried a really good cream cheese dip, that had bits of ham in it. Does anyone have a similar recipe?

 

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Reusing Ceramic Pot from Crockpot?My crockpot finally went out on me. Not sure what went wrong with it but the plastic bottom has a big long bubble where the plastic melted. So now, I will not be using it anymore. I hate to throw away the ceramic pot but cannot think of any uses for it. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

 

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Keeping Dogs from Peeing in Flower Beds?Many, many dogs are walked by my house and lots of them use my flowers and shrubs to relieve themselves. I've asked the owners not to let them, but they seem to think because it's pee it's no big deal. I prune and fiddle regularly, and I DO think it's a big deal touching dog pee. I have some trampled and/or sick looking plants and flowers to boot. Is there something I can put in my beds to deter the dogs since the owners won't respect my repeated requests?

 

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Small Gift Ideas for Veterans?I am looking for mass gift giving ideas, on a budget. I am planning on going to the hospital on Base to visit veterans for Christmas. I want to take small gifts to give to those we visit. I need ideas for a lot of gifts to be given to the Veterans there.

 

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Goldfish Tank Gets Very Dirty?We have our goldfish in a 37 gallon water tank. Every three weeks the tank gets very dirty. Is this normal? What is the best water for them?

 

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Black and White 30th Birthday Party Ideas?I am looking for ideas for my 30th. I want it to be black and white. I have lots of old records and CD's that I can use for decorations. I need some more ideas for decorations, the invitations and dress code for the guests. Please help. Thanks.

 

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Proper Way to Sign Personal Letters?I never really know how I should sign personal cards and letters. Should I always sign my husband's name first or should I sign my name first as the one writing the correspondence. Does anyone know the proper way this should be done?

 

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Patterns to Use with Mattel Knitting Machine?I just got a Mattel knitting machine at an estate sale. I want to find cool patterns for making things with the tubes or circles that it makes. I have the general instructions, but want to know how to turn the pieces into afghans, scarves, and sweaters. Also can you make socks with it?

 

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Manual for Regal Kitchen Pro Bread Machine #KSPL12740?I need a manual for a Regal Kitchen Pro Bread Machine, Model #KSPL12740. Please help.

 

Puppy is Pooping in Cage?My Staffy poops in her cage. My puppy is 15 weeks old and is being trained via a cage. The cage is a large one and I'm wondering if it's too big. She was doing really well pooping and peeing outside. But then, last week she had her injection (because previous owners hadn't vaccinated her) and her vet check. We were told she was slightly thin. We upped her food and since then she has gone backwards and she's pooping in her cage now. Please help us as we are unsure of to what to do.

 

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Looking for Foam Block Cubes?I am trying to get hold of 2.5x 2.5" cubed foam to make blocks for my grandkids to play with. The outside is made but I need 20 more foam squares to place inside. I can't afford the cost to buy them. Any ideas? Please hurry!

 

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Preventing Cabinet Doors from Warping?I am refacing my kitchen cabinets with solid alder slab doors. How do I prevent warping of the doors?

 

What Kind of Doll is This?Can anyone give me any information about this doll? So far I have not found any like it on some of the usual doll sites. Thank you!

 

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Knitted Necklace Pattern?I am looking for a pattern for a knitted necklace.

 

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Glazed Caramel Pecan Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for caramel pecans with confectioners sugar glaze. My son found this treat at a mall and would like for me to make it. Thanks.

 

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Food Sticking to a Teflon Grill?I've got one of the small (one patty) grills. I've had it over a year and like to use it. I never had a problem with sticking in the past. But now burgers, veggie patties, and wieners are sticking to the Teflon. Any suggestions?

 

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Wholesale Priced Octagon Soap?I am trying to find Octagon soap at wholesale prices.

 

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Repairing Pock Marked Bathroom Fixtures?We have just renovated a great mid-century cottage in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. We managed to save one of the original bathrooms but the old chrome fixtures in the sink are all pock marked. Does anyone have a cure?

 

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Carpet Cleaner Product for Urine Odors?Is there a product I can use in my carpet cleaner to remove urine odor?

 

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Gluing Paper to Wooden Candle Pedestals?I am making wooden candle pedestals. I am staining them and gluing words on them. But my glue shows through the paper that the words are written on. What can I use to attach them?

 

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K-9 Advantix Coupons?Where can I find coupons for k-9 Advantix on the web?

 

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Repairing a Pampered Chef Pan?Can you repair a Pampered Chef cooking pan? If so, how?

 

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Jr. High School Dance Theme Ideas?I am on the committee for my Junior High school's dance. We are having trouble deciding on a theme. We would appreciate your suggestions.

 

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Taking Out a Wall in a House?We just bought an old house and it has a couple of long skinny rooms. We want to knock out a wall and make it into a big living room and entry way. The problem is that the separating wall between these rooms is an original outside wall to the house. It has been built onto. Is there a way to knock down this wall without having the whole house come down on us?

 

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Making an Address Book on the Computer?I need help creating a mailing list/address book in my computer. Does anyone have any good advice on how to go about creating an address book on the computer? Can I do this in a PDA file, or is there a better way? I would like to be able to print out my address labels for Christmas cards to save time.

 

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Christian Name Ideas for Home Childcare?I'm in the process of opening a daycare at home. I would like to have a Christian name and the items that I like most are: doves, angels, purple, and rainbows. Can you suggest a unique name for me? Thank you in advance.

 

Maine Coon Kittens Have the Runs?My Maine Coon kittens always have the runs, any advice?

 

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Odors in a Space Bag?What causes terrible odors in the Space Bag?

 

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Repairing a Keystone 16 mm Projector?I am trying to locate someone to repair Keystone 16 mm projectors. Thanks.

 

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Wallpaper Paste Vs. Pre-Pasted Activator?Can I use regular wallpaper paste in place of pre-pasted wallpaper activator? The paper is going in a bathroom. When I put the last paper up I used pre-pasted activator and the paper lasted 9 years without ever lifting at the edges or seams. But I am having a hard time finding it now, although I can get regular wallpaper paste.

 

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Tear in a Nylon Winter Coat?My first grader has ripped a hole in his new nylon-covered winter coat. We just got it and need to make it last. The hole is on the back where it is very visible. The cloth is a nylon, backed with some sort of thin coating. How do I fix it?

 

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Cutting Back a Palm Type Plant?We have had this palm looking plant in our house for over 25 years. It was about 2 ft high. Now it's getting too tall, up to the ceiling.

 

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Buying Frozen Swiss Chard?Where can I buy frozen Swiss chard?

 

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Stretching Ankle Boots?I am looking to stretch a pair of ankle boots that I have. Instead of buying an expensive stretch spray, does anyone know of a homemade solution?

 

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Grease on Suede Boots?What takes grease off of suede boots?

 

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Plant Food for Tropical Hibiscus?I have a tropical hibiscus that I brought indoors several months ago. It has had 3 flowers on it so far and has about 9 more buds coming. What type of plant food should I give it?

 

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Homemade Remedies to Remove Dirt from Carpet?I recently had a party whilst my parents were away. They've returned to find huge dirt stains on my newly laid cream carpet. I don't know much about the carpet, do you know any home remedies to get the dirt out?

 

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'07 Chevy Malibu Doesn't Have a Block Heater?I have a question for my daughter. She recently bought a 2007 Chevy Malibu. My daughter recently bought a 07 Malibu. This vehicle had no block heater, and we had to pay $400.00 to have one installed.

 

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Fudge Recipe Without Karo Syrup?Does anyone have a recipe for fudge using cocoa, evaporated milk, sugar, vanilla, and butter, but no Karo syrup? I am not sure of the measurements. Can anyone help me with this recipe? Thank you.

 

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Problems Playing Recorded VCR Tapes?I am having an unusual problem with our 2 new digital VCRs (LG and JVC). All of a sudden, the picture will freeze and the voice will continue normally (LG). Or (JVC) both the picture and sound will stop (picture freeze, no sound). These were recorded on digital televisions. I managed to get the LG working again by unplugging it from the power source and then turning it on again. I thought to do this because when I pressed the eject button, the machine didn't respond. However, the JVC did not have a machine freezing up problem.

 

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