January 20, 2009

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Sauteed Carrot MedleyIn a large skillet, saute carrots in oil for 1 minute. Add squash; saute 1 minute longer. Stir in the red pepper, peas and garlic; saute 1 minute more.

 

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper HummusPut chick peas, red peppers, red pepper juice, lemon juice, garlic, and seasonings in food processor. Turn food processor on and gradually pour in olive oil until desired thickness.

 

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Velveeta Cheese FudgeSift powdered sugar and cocoa into large bowl. Mix well. Melt cheese and margarine in saucepan. Pour into powdered sugar and cocoa mixture. Add vanilla; mix well. Add nuts. Spread into buttered 9x13 inch pan.

 

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Tuna Puna CasseroleKid and mushroom hater friendly! 15 minutes to prepare. Combine all ingredients above in a casserole dish. Let your kids help, my 3 year old grandson does the stirring for me!

 

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Hoe Down CasseroleCombine okra, tomatoes, corn, onion, salt and pepper into well greased casserole dish. Arrange Spam in patties on top of vegetables. Prepare corn bread mix. Spoon batter along outside edge of casserole. Bake uncovered at 425 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.

 

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Different Pumpkin BreadGrease two 9x5 inch loaf pans. Add hot water to raisins and set aside to cool. In a large bowl, with electric mixer, set a medium high speed, beat together shortening, sugar and molasses until light and fluffy. Set mixer on low speed and beat in eggs and pumpkin.

 

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Thick Cherry ShakeCombine all ingredients except last in blender and blend until mixed or put in bowl and mix well. Serve from pitcher into short glasses. Or serve in tall glasses with a scoop of ice cream, a soda spoon, and a straw. Makes about 1 1/4 quarts.

 

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Never Fail Cheese CakeFor Crust: Grease springform cheese cake pan and dust with a few crumbs. Pat mixture onto bottom of pan for crust. For Filling: Beat eggs, add sugar, then vanilla and cheese. Beat at medium speed 15 or 20 minutes until smooth.

 

Articles

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Save Your Back While Hanging LaundryTo save bending down and picking out your clothes one by one to peg on the line, put your hand through the waist and leg of the undies and fit as many as you can along your arm, thus bending once instead of many times.

 

Crocheted Green Plarn Bag

Craft Link: Green Recycled Shopping BagCrochet this green shopping bag using old recycled plastic bags. The plastic bags are cut into strips to create Plarn (plastic bag yarn.) I have the free pattern link here.

 

Closeup of Violet.

Violet at 8 Months (Parakeet)Violet is 8 months old and a parakeet. My daughter got her for my husband's birthday.

 

heart shaped pin

Easy Valentine PinCreate these easy Valentine pins for family and friends.

 

Wine Cork Self Portrait

Wine Cork Self PortraitHere is a self portrait I made of myself out of wine corks. It took me 4 years to complete. The smaller the image or the further back you are, the easier it is to see.

 

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Magnetic Sheets for VentsMagnetic Sheets are a great way to cover a heating/air conditioning vents! We rent an older home, and most of the heating/AC vents are rusted wide open. Since our landlord isn't interested in fixing our oven, we know she's not gonna repair the small stuff, either.

 

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Use Your Crockpot as an OvenI found I am able to use my crock pot as an oven. I have been trying everything in: acorn squash, yellow squash, zucchini, potatoes, yams, etc. - without any water. Often I leave some things like acorn squash, yams, and potatoes in the crock overnight - on the low setting.

 

Garden: Singing FrogThis is my singing frog, he is so happy!

 

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Find Produce Bargains in the Reduced BinHaving recently joined the legions of unemployed folks, in Northeast Ohio, I regularly peruse the reduced produce shelf in my local grocery store.

 

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Use a Cool Hair Dryer to Clean Computer KeyboardUse your hair dryer on the cool setting to clean your computer keyboard instead of spending money on expensive canned air. Turn the keyboard upside down and blow the air up into it. I clean the tower (CPU) now and then as well. Dust and hair accumulate around the fan and vents can cause all sorts of problems, such as over-heating.

 

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Use Old Socks for Thumbless MittensWe are having below freezing temps with A LOT of snow. We have had to hand shovel it. We are building a home, and of course, it was to be complete before winter.

 

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Fixing Rubbing Alcohol Stains on WoodTake a clean, dry paper towel and rub the stained area while heating the area with a blow dryer.

 

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Stop Squeaky Tennis Shoes with WD-40How to stop a tennis shoe (sneaker) from squeaking: Step 1: remove the insole from the shoe. Step 2: spray lubricant (WD-40) on the problem area.

 

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Overcoming Anxiety in the Dentist's ChairIf you are apprehensive like me, and hate getting shots at the dentist office, I have a trick. I always lift one leg slightly when I know my dentist is giving me the shot.

 

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Look for Candles at Thrift StoresThrift Shops can be a good source for candles! I am burning up my stock over the holidays and snagged some decorative ones in my thrift shop wanderings, good ones, too.

 

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Cord MaintenanceHave any electrical cords hanging around your house and you don't know how to keep them neat? Fold them up and insert them into an empty toilet paper tube, then store them in the utility drawer

 

Questions

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Permanent Marker on LockerHow can I get permanent marker off my locker?

 

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Adopting a German ShepherdI adopted a female German Shepherd from a local vet whose owner had dropped her off and not returned. She is around 11-15 weeks old and about 17-19 lbs. This is my first German Shepherd, and she is supposedly purebred, but I don"t know if she is too small. Anyone that knows about German Shepherd pups, I would be grateful for any opinions shared.

 

What Breed is My Dog?

What Breed is My Dog?Bo was a foster dog that I ended up keeping. I've had him for 4 yrs now. He's the laziest dog I've ever had. I would like to know what he might be mixed with. I think he comes from a hunting breed because of his outside behavior. Can anyone guess to what breeds he's mixed with?

 

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Refrigerator Cookie RecipesI'm looking for a recipe for the refrigerator cookies you can get at the bakeries and grocery stores.

 

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Cat Got Into the GarbageHelp, Goblin did it again! She is rotten to the core, the runt of the litter, jet black and even has a wart on her ear! We got her on Halloween. She is a true Trash Cat, and is very hard to keep out of the kitchen trash. I have yet to get the bleach spray bottle thing going, to keep her out of it.

 

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Substituting Bouillon Cubes with GranulesIf a recipe calls for chicken bouillon cubes and you only have granules, do you know how many cubes equals so many tablespoons of granules?

 

Pink and white multipetaled flowers.

What is This Plant? (Strawflower)What is the name of this of plant?

 

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Removing Sump Pump Oil StainsWould someone kindly clue me in on how to remove the oil that has poured out of the small, yet monstrous, sump pump? Of course, I opened it by the sink, so it's on the countertop, countertop wood trim, wood cabinet door, my Levi's left leg, and a nice lake like puddle on the open face wood floor. It's a medium weight, clear, petroleum base oil. Thank you way ahead of time.

 

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Garden Themed Ideas for Girl Scout Daisy TroopI am starting a Girl Scout Daisy troop, and for their badges they will work with a garden theme. I am looking for ideas for garden crafts, stories, and other ideas for 5-6 year olds. Any help would be wonderful.

 

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Making Wooden Salad ForksDoes anyone have patterns for wooden salad forks or hands? Thank you.

 

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Cooking Pork Chops in a Convection OvenI need to prepare 170 pork chops in a convection oven. Can anyone help me? I tried four, 1 inch thick chops, at 325 degrees for 25 minutes and they were hard and dry. Is there some way to cook them with a marinade or something? Thanks.

 

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White Stains on Red Brick PatioMy red patio bricks always turn white after it gets cold outside. Then when it warms up the white stays. Why is this and what is it?

 

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Longshoreman Jobs in New YorkHow can I get casual longshoreman work?

 

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Stained Glass Painting DesignsI am looking for free download stained glass painting designs. I would appreciate if you can kindly help me on that. Thanks.

 

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Push Mower Carburetor Not WorkingI have a carburetor for a Craftsman push mower. Gas is not going through the carburetor, the prime bulb seems not to be working. Is the carburetor clogged up?

 

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Base for Glass BlocksHas anyone tried making a light kit on a base with interchangeable glass blocks for different occasions?

 

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Cleaning Dark Wood FloorsWhat is the easiest way to clean and perk up dark wood floors? I can't do a lot of scrubbing and hard work for health reasons and need some advice. Even the names of products or make it yourself recipes. Thanks.

 

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Replacing Chair Caning with WoodI have 4 ladder-backed chairs that need recaning, however, I do not have the time. I was thinking of replacing the caning with some kind of wood and then using a fabric over the wood. I will paint these chairs to look primitive and distressed.

 

What Breed is My Dog?This is CJ, we received him from a friend. They were told he is a 3 month old Pom/Husky mix. His tail curls over like a pom's and he prances like one, but I don't know about the husky part. What do you think? I'm not sure if he's 3 months either. He's really small compared to our wolf/husky. He's cute though, right?

 

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Chicken Manchurian RecipeI am looking for a recipe for Chicken Manchurian.

 

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Paint Colors for Kitchen with Burnt Orange CountertopsI have burnt orange counter tops (1976), with beige/white flooring. I am looking to paint the walls and possibly the cabinets, any suggestions?

 

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Starting Hyacinth Bulbs in WaterIf you are starting a hyacinth bulb in water, how long do you leave it in there before you actually plant it?

 

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What Type of Flour for Baking Cakes?What type of flour are you suppose to use when baking? Is it all purpose, self rising, or regular flour? I am using all purpose flour, but my cakes still don't come out right. Anyone who knows what kind I should use, please let me know. Thanks.

 

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Child is Forgetting Their HomeworkMy son is in 4th grade and frequently forgets to bring his homework home from school. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make him remember to make sure that he puts his homework in his backpack?

 

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Steam Iron Not WorkingMy Steam Press SP-600 will not heat at all. Lights all work, but it just won't heat up. Could someone tell me what may be the matter?

 

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Using Lemon Juice on MossWill lemon juice kill moss?

 

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Rope Hoya Losing LeavesI have a Rope Hoya that is pot bound and receives bright light. Since winter started, the leaves on several of the branches/ropes have been shriveling. Some are falling off closest to the soil. I've had this plant for 2 years. This is the first time I've had a problem. Does anyone know what is going on with this plant? What should I do? Thank you.

 

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Fax Number for an All-in-One PrinterHow do I get a fax number to go with an all-in-one printer that I just added to my computer?

 

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Sharpening a Paper CutterWe are trying to find out how we can get two paper cutters' blades sharpened. Does anyone know where we can take them? Or does anyone know how we can sharpen them? There must be some way. Thanks for your help in this.

 

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Patterns for Sock Monkey ClothesDoes anyone have crochet or sewing patterns for clothes to fit a sock monkey? Thank you.

 

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Pirate Ship Made from Recyclable MaterialsHow can I build a pirate ship with recyclable materials for kids?

 

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Clothespin Doll Furniture IdeasCould all crafters that make doll clothespin furniture submit their wonderful works? I am trying to find more furniture to make, they are so adorable! Directions with real pictures showing assembly would be most helpful.

 

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Six Square "Trip Around the World" QuiltHas anyone ever made this quilt using only six squares instead of seven?

 

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Homemade Cleaner for Suede ChairIs there a "make it at home" way to clean a suede chair? Any suggestions? The whole chair needs cleaning.

 

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Pit Bull Puppy Keeps Peeing InsideI have a 7 month old pit. She's a good dog but sometimes she goes in the house. I take her out in the morning and afternoon and she goes outside. The problem is that she goes outside and still goes inside. I need help.

 

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Reusing Plastic PensHow can I reuse plastic pens? Over my 62 years the reuse of most anything has come pretty easy to me with just a little thought, and the expectations that it only has to work for me. But plastic pens have been "the challenge" of course, along with disposable razors.

 

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Drano AlternativesDoes anyone have anything suggestions for drain cleaners, instead of Drano?

 

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