January 5, 2009

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Amazingly Simple Turtle CandiesThese make a thoughtful gift when placed in a pretty tin. They'll think you are the Candy Queen. You can reveal the secret or just smile and say it's a closely guarded secret.

 

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Chicken MarengoRecipes for Chicken Marengo

 

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Easy Peanut Butter Cake Mix CookiesHeat oven 375 degrees F. Mix 1/2 cake mix with PB, butter, water and eggs stir until smooth. Add remaining cake mix. Shape dough into small balls about 2 tsp., then flatten balls with a fork dipped in sugar.

 

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Oatmeal RollsPour boiling water over margarine, brown sugar, salt and oatmeal. Let stand until lukewarm. Meanwhile, sprinkle yeast over warm water and stir until it's dissolved. Combine oatmeal mixture with yeast and beaten egg.

 

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Frosting Baked with a CakeBeat 2 egg whites until stiff. Add 1/2 cup white sugar and 1 cup miniature marshmallows. Pour over unbaked cake batter. Bake.

 

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Rainbow Ice Cream CakeCut or tear cake into small pieces; divide into thirds and place in medium bowls. Sprinkle strawberry gelatin over one bowl of cake, lime gelatin over another, and orange gelatin over the third.

 

Articles

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Beware Using Glitter When Refinishing Counter TopsI refinished my counter tops with granite spray and enviro and thought it would be a good idea to use glitter to resemble granite. What a disaster! The glitter stood straight up, made bumps all over the counters. I haven't tried sanding them, but plan to do that soon. If that doesn't work, I will try to pour another layer of the enviro over the counters.

 

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Cook Sausage Patties in the OvenYou can cook sausage patties in the oven too! Just line a cookie sheet with foil and slice your sausage roll in slices. Lay out on a sheet and bake with no flipping for 20 to 30 minutes.

 

Magazine Photo Bedspread

Magazine Photo BedspreadI made a very pretty bedspread with pictures I saved from magazines a friend gave me. I used iron on paper and muslin cloth cut into 12 inch squares. Hope you can see how I did it, thanks.

 

A woman dying her hair

A Green Guide to Hair DyesMost commercial hair dyes contain ridiculously toxic chemicals. Many contain additives (often unregulated) that have been linked to cancer, birth defects, and a host of other serious health problems. So why are people willing assume the risk?

 

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Make Your Driveway Look Brand NewWe saved a lot of money by repairing (patching) our drive way then painted it using a 5 gallon bucket and a broom, very easy. People thought we had a new drive way and some people stopped to see what we were doing and to ask if it really works. Then they would do the same to their drive way.

 

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Keep Small Jars Organized in a Plastic BasketI live alone and have a pretty small refrigerator. I found that buying one of those little plastic baskets from the dollar store and putting all your jams, jellies, etc. in it on the bottom shelf of your refrigerator.

 

lipstick compact

Using All Of Your LipstickWith the high cost of cosmetics, I have discovered a way to use ALL of your lipstick! When the tube gets flat on the top, I use a plastic cuticle tool to dig out the remaining lipstick.

 

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Pay Off Your HouseI have been re-reading Possum Living by Dolly Freed. Her number one thrift tip is to have your house paid for.

 

David With Toby KeithThis is my brother David on the right and he is fighting for our country, but on this day he is guarding Toby Keith, country singer.

 

Knotted rag dog chew toy.

Rag Knots Chewing ToyI started making these for the local humane society to sell at fundraisers as well as at the local vet clinics. The vets found this to be a perfect toy. It is stitched, so it is safe. My own dog steals them from the sewing machine.

 

Questions

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Cork Cat Scratching Post?Where can I find cork cat scratching posts, or cork rings for an existing scratching post?

 

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Where Can I Find Eyeglass Chain Ends?I am looking for the rubber eyeglass chain ends that attach to the eyeglasses. Does anyone know where to find them? Thank you.

 

Odor While Dog is in Heat?I have a Min Pin/Chihuahua female dog that is about 5 years old. She is in heat. Has anyone ever noticed an odor when their dog was in heat? Thanks.

 

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Tax Deductions for Homeschooling?I just started homeschooling and was wondering if there are any tax deductions I should look for. Can I deduct for books and other school supplies? What about larger items like software, desk, globe, field trips, etc.

 

Plant's Leaves are Turning Yellow

Plant's Leaves are Turning Yellow?My plant is dying. I bought this plant in July and it was doing very well. Three months later (winter) its leaves started turning yellow and then drying out. I don't know it's name or how to treat it. I get no sunlight, so I provide it with artificial lighting. I began spraying it with water two weeks ago, but I see no change. Please help. The only plants that do well here so far are bamboo shoots.

 

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New Kitten Likes to Scratch?I was wondering if there were any ideas out there as to what to use to cover or protect sofas, doorways, etc from a new kitten who enjoys scratching things. She hasn't learned to use her scratching post yet.

 

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Salvage Grocery Store Near Hampton Roads, VA?Does anyone know where or if there is a salvage grocery store in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia (i.e. Williamsburg, Newport News, etc)?

 

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Diarrhea Stains on Carpet?There is diarrhea all over the carpet in our room. How do I get it out without spending to much money? Please help!

 

White Bishon mix puppy.

Teaching Puppy Not to Chew on Things?I have a new Bichon/Shih Tzu puppy names Mieko. He is the cutest thing ever. I have puppy proofed my house, but some times somethings will fall on the floor and I have been taking things away from him when he finds them. Now when he finds something he knows is not something that is he is suppose to have, he runs from me. When I finally catch him. I have started to tell him to drop it. And I try to claim it as the pack leader.

 

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McCormick Bag and Season Packet Recipe?My daughter loves the McCormick Bag and Season Pork Chops Seasoning packets. She loves it on pork chops, country style ribs and pork roasts , but they are very expensive. Does anyone have a recipe similar to these? My dad got her started on these and at $2 a pop when you need one for about every 3 pounds it adds up!

 

Plastic Canvas Instrument Ornaments?I am looking for the patterns for a plastic canvas kit I purchased in 1991/1992. I have all the materials but not the patterns, they are musical instruments (3-dimensional). I only finished the piano (more or less) and would love to make the other 4 or 5 instruments. Does anyone have the pattern for this? I have the cut out shapes but I do not know how to embroider them and then put them together, and they are very nice. Can anybody help me with this? This is what the piano looks like. Thanks!

 

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Red Robin Chili Recipe?Does anyone have a Red Robin style chili recipe?

 

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Burnt Sugar on a Porcelain Cook Top?How do I remove burnt sugar from porcelain cook top? I have a Dacor s/s cook top with a stain that I think is burnt on sugar that I have not be able to remove.

 

What Breed is My Dog?I would like to know if my dog is a full bred boxer or not?

 

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Stretchy, Crinkly Fabric?I bought a large amount of fabric cheap at the thrift store but have no idea what it could be used for. It is white in color, crinkly like paper and stretches somewhat like Lycra spandex but only stretches one way.

 

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Hydrangea Isn't Getting Much Greenery?How do I care for my hydrangea bush? I get some blooms every year but not a lot of greenery. I'm not sure if it should be cut back, pruned or just left alone. Please help!?

 

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Puppy Will Only Pee on Newspaper?My son got himself a 10 week old collie from a farm. The dog was never trained and was kept along with 5 other pups in a barn. When the dog was taken home it peed on a newspaper within 10 minutes, ever since we cannot get the dog to pee outside. It does not help that my son lives in an upstairs flat.

 

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Dried Latex Paint on Carpet?How do I remove dried latex paint from carpeting?

 

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Using Resolve Multi-Fabric Cleaner for Grease?Can I use Resolve Multi-Fabric cleaner to remove grease stains from blue jeans?

 

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Tom Tom Updates on Garmin GPS?Can you use new Tom Tom updates with a Garmin system? If so, how do you do this?

 

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Is Amish Bread Starter Still Good?How many days can Amish friendship batter be out before baking? I am way over due, but still want to make it. I am afraid it may not be good anymore.

 

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Seed Money for Senoir Projects?How do we get seed monies for projects started by individuals age 50+ for the benefit of same.

 

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The Authentic Da Vinci Dilemma Board Game?Has anyone played the game The Authentic Da Vinci Dilemma board game? Could you tell me your view and if it would be suitable for an 18 yr old who likes good board games.

 

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