January 12, 2009

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Recipes

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Healthy Red Pepper Bean DipThis is so healthy and good for you! Takes 5 minute to make.

 

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Chocolate Cherry BarsMix by hand and pour into a greased jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes.

 

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Broccoli-Raisin SaladA hearty colorful salad for a potluck or party.

 

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English Pea CasseroleChop celery, onion, water chestnuts and pimento. Cook peas and drain. Blend ingredients. Put into greased 1 1/2 quart-2 quart baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Freezes well.

 

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Fruit in YogourtPeel all the fruit and core the apples and pear. Cut the fruit into slices, then cut the orange into chunks and mix together. Stir the lemon juice and sweetener into the yogourt. Pour over the fruit and leave to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

 

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Crunchy Chicken BakeBoil broccoli and onions until done and drain. Spread 1 cup croutons in lightly greased 7x11 inch baking dish. Combine soup and salad dressing and spread about half over the croutons. Top with chicken, broccoli and mushrooms.

 

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Stuffed Peppers ItalianoA delicious stuffed green pepper recipe.

 

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Haddock With Tomatoes and GingerPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking dish with vegetable oil spray. Rinse fish and pat dry. Set aside. Combine flour and pepper in a shallow bowl. Add fillets, one a time, turn to coat well.

 

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No Bake Pumpkin PieCombine and cook pudding, spices, sugar, salt, butter and milk. Add pumpkin. Put in regular graham cracker crust. Refrigerate a few hours or overnight. Top with Cool Whip.

 

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Mom's Country Banana PuddingLine the bottom of a large bowl or dish with whole vanilla wafers. Crumble a few wafers and set aside. Lay a layer of banana slices over the layer of wafers. Pour enough pudding over this to create a layer of pudding over top of the wafer and banana layers. Repeat this process until the bowl or dish is filled. Sprinkle the crumbled wafers over top.

 

Articles

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Soak Your Dog's Feet in the BathtubI have a dog that constantly chews on her feet, causing a problem with discoloration and yeast. I was getting frustrated using the sprays on her paws from the doctor.

 

baby carrier cover

Handmade Baby Carrier CoverFleece cover to stretch over the carrier. The flap comes down over the baby's head to keep the wind of of it's face.

 

A pillow made from Crown Royal bags.

Crown Royal PillowI made a pillow using Crown Royal bags. I couldn't find any cool patterns online that utilized the unique Crown Royal signature logo, so my mother and I designed our own pillow.

 

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Apartment Hunting TipsWhen I search for a new apartment I keep the following things I want in mind: Opt for no corner units as you are heating and cooling 2 walls instead of one and there is no wind-break on corner units. Try choosing a unit in the middle of the building.

 

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Use Oil Filter Remover for Big Jar LidsI bought a gallon jar of pickles, but had to wait for my husband to come home to open the jar. My hands just weren't large enough to get a good grip on the lid. Next shopping trip, he bought something that is made to loosen oil filters from cars.

 

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Thrifty Liquid Dishwashing Soap DispenserI have a tip to help save on dish washing liquid and to look pretty at the same time. I went to the Dollar store and bought a decorative oil dispenser. I use less liquid and it looks pretty on the sink.

 

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Straw Hat Repair With Hot GlueI wear a straw hat when outside to protect my eyes and face. I walk a mile every day, as well as, work in my garden, and flower beds. Instead of buying a new one when my hat has gotten torn in places, I fixed it with hot glue. The hat works like a new one and saves money.

 

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Use ConTact Paper For PatternsIf you're like me, you probably have a few patterns that you use over and over, til they fall apart. I solved the problem by using clear contact paper. Cut pattern apart. Place contact paper with backing side UP. Peel enough of backing off to place pattern piece on it.

 

Atlas (German Shepard)This is Atlas: Holding the World (Atlas). He is 6 months (June 20, 2008) and a German Shepherd. I got him from a breeder at 13 weeks old.

 

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Getting Kids To Reuse TowelsEveryone that has kids, has lots of laundry! I've got four myself. The kids never wanted to pick up their towels and re-use them. I had to get tricky. I now take the towels they use and hang them over other laundry baskets to dry.

 

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Cook Acorn Squash WholeMy family loves acorn squash, but I found it so difficult to cut it to scoop the seeds that one day I decided to cook it WHOLE and then cut and scoop later. It is wonderful. Cuts easily, doesn't blow up, and now we enjoy it so often. Also, I found an incredible taste difference between regular vs organic.

 

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Refillable Optical Lens Cleaner BottlesWhile at WalMart today, a friend wanted some spray lens cleaner for his glasses. There were two sizes available and he picked the large. The lady behind the counter told him that if you buy the small one you can take it to any WalMart optical department and they will refill it free.

 

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Scented Sleepy Time Pal for KidsDo you have a hard time getting your child into bed for the night? Then you need a "sleepy time pal". All you do is buy any stuffed animal (that has no metal zippers, eyes, or parts)

 

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Cereal Box PurseDid you know you can make a purse from a cereal box? Very easy, cover box with any fabric, sew handles or straps on each side as long as you want them.

 

Layla Doesn't Like Messy Hands

Family: Layla Doesn't Like Messy HandsThis is Layla, my grandaughter). She just turned one year old on November 23rd.

 

making a snow ball

Fun Snow Toys and GamesWell we had our first snowfalls the last couple of days here in the Rockies and, though enough did not fall to make a snowman, my grandkids wanted to go and play our in the snow.

 

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Watch School Closures for Discarded TreasuresThe elementary school across the street from my home was closing its doors due to a new school was built in another location. The teachers had to clean out their classrooms. So, one evening, I was over at the playground with my girls and noticed a very large dumpster.

 

Questions

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Piccalilli Relish Recipe?Does anyone have a recipe for piccalilli relish? The company we always got it from says that they discontinued it. Help, my husband LOVES this.

 

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Blue Stains in My Toilet?Over a 10-14 day period, blue/purple stains develop in the bottom of our toilet bowl. The tank is crystal clear. They do not form in our other toilet. We have soft water. Where are the stains coming from and how can we prevent them from forming?

 

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Getting Rid of Static in Hair?I need advice. My hair has lots of static electricity. I always use a conditioner rinse. What can I do to get rid of the fly away hair in my face?

 

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How to Keep Pigeons Away from a Bird Feeder?I am trying to attract various small birds to my feeder. Is there anyone out there with any tips on how to keep pigeons away from this feeder. I have bought a feeder that has bars around it so that the small birds can get in but keeps the big ones out.

 

Puppy

Is My Puppy Purebred?I bought my puppy Sasha from a breeder on the south side with ADBA registration. So she is an ADBA registered red nose pit bull (her family tree goes back 5 generations) but everyone says that she looks a lot like a Weimaraner. Is she a mix or pure bred? What do you guys think?

 

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Pet Food Canning Recipes?Next spring, our family will be raising a whopping 400 Cornish cross broiler chickens (I know, that's a lot!). Most will be canned, frozen, or shared with family. However, since I'll be busy canning anyways, I would really like to be able to prepare healthy, balanced dog and cat food out of the chicken (with fruits, veggies, etc.) that I can pressure can and store. Any tips?

 

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