January 4, 2009

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Mounds BarsMix brownie mix according to package directions. Put in a 9x13 inch pan and bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees F. Remove from oven and spread with coconut and evaporated milk mixed together.

 

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Hearty Tuna Cheese ChowderSaute celery and onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour and heat until bubbly. Stir in 3 cups milk and heat on medium heat until thickens. Lower the heat and add the other 3 cups milk and heat thoroughly.

 

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Baked VegetablesCook vegetables in 1/2 cup water, add soup. Crush the crackers on top and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.

 

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BLT BitesCut a thin slice off each tomato top. Scoop the inside of the tomato out and discard. Invert the tomatoes on a paper towel to drain. In a small bowl, combine the bacon, mayonnaise, green onions, Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

 

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Paprika Chicken and DumplingsBrown the onion in shortening and add the paprika pepper, salt and chicken. Brown the chicken for 10 minutes and add the water. Cover and simmer the chicken until it is tender and remove it from the heat. Mix together the sour cream, flour and the drippings from the pan and mix well. Pour mixture over the chicken.

 

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Apple MacaroonPut sliced apples in greased pie plate. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cream margarine and 1/2 cup sugar. Add egg. Add sifted dry ingredients. Put on top of apples. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.

 

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Impossible Hamburger and Cheese PiePreheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease large pie plate, 9 inch. Brown ground beef and onion. Drain. Stir in salt and pepper. Spread in pie plate. Beat eggs, add milk and Bisquick until smooth.

 

Articles

Reusing Containers for Portable Laundry SuppliesWe sold our 3 bedroom home and moved into a 2 bedroom apartment. I'm now using the laundromat in the complex.

 

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Computer Tips for SeniorsFor our senior citizens. This is for those of us with brain fog and using computers. I keep an address book to keep up with passwords and sign in info. It stays right in a drawer or by the computer. Buy printer paper when it is on sale.

 

Homemade Spice Cabinet

Homemade Spice CabinetI needed somewhere to keep my spices, they took up too much space in my cabinet. My husband used some wood we had and built a frame. He then added shelves and a door. Now I have a spice cabinet.

 

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Beauty Tips for Using Contouring PowderI have found that using contouring powder as part of your make-up routine is tricky and can often look very obvious. The solution is to make sure your face completely dry after applying moisturizer, then apply the contouring powder first, followed by your mineral powder foundation.

 

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Homemade Candy Dipping ForkThis Christmas, as I was dipping truffles in melted chocolate to coat, I wished I had a candy-dipping fork. Instead of purchasing one, I took a plastic fork with four tines, broke off the middle two tines at the base...and wal-la!

 

Sampson The CatThis is Sampson, he is almost 12 years old. He is a polydactal that means he has extra toes. Sampson has 8 toes on each from paw. He was my cat Misty's baby.

 

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Saving Your RaisesI recently got my annual raise and have been putting it into savings. If I don't use it, it's like I never got it. A friend of mine read somewhere (not sure where) that a person has been living on the same salary for 10 years by doing this. So yes, it can be done!

 

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Use Wax for a Shiny Vinyl FloorIf you have vinyl floors and wish to make them look new and very-very shiny, as well as giving them protection and easier to wipe clean, do the following:

 

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Thrifty Doll OutfitsI'm an adult doll hobbyist, and I've learned that there's hundreds of dolls that have never had patterns made for them, whether she's a Timey Tell from the late 60s, or a Disney Little Princess on shelves now. While I love to sew, I also love to find new things for my dolls at second-hand venues - yard sales, thrift stores, flea markets.

 

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Starting Coffee Cafe Business?I want to start a coffee cafe with library and game zone. Does anyone have any tips for starting my business?

 

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