January 21, 2009

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Curried Lentil SoupThis is something I invented while writing an article in my Zine about cooking 5 meals, 4 people for $10! This is one of the recipes that I made from this and my hubby LOVES it even though he doesn't like lentils normally. A definite hit with anyone who has had it.

 

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Homemade Instant OatmealWith my husband having experienced a recent lay-off and my kids liking instant oatmeal, I have discovered how to make it on my own.

 

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Lima Bean MedleyIn a large nonstick skillet, saute the green pepper, onion, and garlic in oil until tender. Add tomatoes. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.

 

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Upside Down German Chocolate CakeSpray and flour 9x13 inch pan. Spread nuts and coconut in pan. Mix cake mix as directed on box. Pour batter over nuts and coconut. Mix cream cheese, margarine and powdered sugar together. Spoon over batter. Stir with a knife. Bake on 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Check with a toothpick.

 

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Chicken Quiche Scatter the chicken in the pie shell. Mix next 6 ingredients in bowl. Sprinkle over chicken. Beat eggs until frothy. Beat in flour. Add milk. Stir. Pour over top. Bake on bottom shelf in 350 degree F oven for about 40-50 minutes until set.

 

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Speedyburger SkilletIn skillet, brown ground beef and cook onion until tender. Stir to separate meat; pour off fat. Add soup and spaghetti. Heat, stirring occasionally. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

 

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Lemon Cookie BallsCream shortening and sugar well. Add egg, lemon juice and lemon rind. Mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Chill dough. Shape into balls the size of a walnut.

 

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Grape Broccoli SaladIn a large bowl, combine the broccoli, grapes, celery, onions, water chestnuts and raisins.

 

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Fried Chicken TendersWash chicken thoroughly. Roll chicken in dry pancake batter, fry until golden brown. Very crispy, cheap, and super easy! I have never baked these, it might work just as well.

 

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Mounds Candy BallsBeat milk and butter until smooth. Pour over dry ingredients. Mix well. Cover bowl, and let chill overnight. Roll in small balls. Melt chocolate coating in double boiler.

 

Articles

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Spray Freshener from Dryer SheetsI usually buy Febreeze to freshen the house and thought "There has to be a cheaper way to freshen the house." So I took a spray bottle and put a couple of bounce Febreeze fabric softener sheets (for your dryer) and added water and it worked GREAT!

 

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Perfect Minced OnionsTo dice an onion quickly, peel skin from onion. Cut off ends. Turn onion on either flat end and make slices about 1/4 inch apart, but don't go through to the other end, stop about 1/2 inch from bottom. Then cut 1/4 inch slices in the other direction, again not going through to the other end. Turn onion on its side and slice across the criss-crossed slices; perfect minced onion, done in a snap. My mom was a great cook and this is the way she always minced her onions.

 

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Share Seeds With Your FriendsIt is mid January and already the seed catalogues are coming in the mail, the packages of seed are in the store and anxiety begins of what are we going to plant. Sometimes when wanting to try something different, I know my little spots of trial produce won't use up the whole packet.

 

Growing: Stevia

Growing: SteviaStevia (Stevia rebaudiana "Bertoni") is an all natural sweetener that you can grow in your garden. Native to South America (Paraguay), stevia has zero calories, zero carbohydrates and a zero glycemic index.

 

Pink and red heart shaped barrettes.

Valentine BarrettesWith these simple barrettes, girls can tell their girlfriends, "We click." These barrettes are an inexpensive Valentine's Day gift for young girls.

 

Mieko (Bichon/Shih Tzu)

Mieko (Bichon/Shih Tzu)Mieko is 4 months old and a Bichon/Shih Tzu (Teddy Bear) I got him 3 weeks ago. He likes to play with his toys (fetch, tug of war). He is beyond my expectations of cuteness.

 

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Getting Every Bit of Peanut ButterWe love Crazy Richard's peanut butter, even though it's a bit pricey. Plus, we re-use the plastic peanut butter jars and lids. (Our workbench area is stunning.

 

Plate Gardens

Craft: Plate GardensThey are easy and fun and require basically what you can find around your home and yard. Use old clay or ceramic plates, soil, small rocks or pebbles, dried flowers, sand, moss, etc., to create little faerie gardens or as my daughter calls them "Ladybug Gardens.

 

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Use Vaseline to Remove Eye Make UpI use Vaseline to remove my mascara, eye liner and shadow everyday. This works before or after a shower and doesn't sting if you get it in your eyes. Plus, it's very cheap. I've been using the same Vaseline jar for over a year and it was under $3.00.

 

Unwrapped butter cube

Butter vs. Margarine: You DecideI asked my doctor about "butter vs. margarine" and was told that, believe it or not, butter being a natural product was probably better for our bodies.

 

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Sandbox Sand for Your Icy DrivewayEvery year, I replace the sand in my daughter's turtle sand box because it gets leaves and pine needles from the yard, but I thought there should be something else I can use this sand for. Then I thought, in late October in Maine, it is beginning to get cold and we are all stocking up on salt...

 

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Use Paper Tube for Hard to Reach PaintingIf you've ever tried to spray paint into a hard to reach area without spraying everything around it, this tip offers a simple, yet effective way to handle the problem. Simply use an empty paper towel or toilet paper tube, depending on how far it needs to reach, and do your spraying through it.

 

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Use a Well Organized List When Grocery ShoppingWhen shopping for groceries and household supplies, having a well organized list is one of the best money savers (and time savers) that we've tried.

 

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Use Canning Lids for Marking Your SeedsDon't discard those canning lid rings when they no longer are suitable for canning use. They are handy in the garden when you have young ones helping you with the gardening. Plant your seeds in the center of the rings or place the rings over young seedlings.

 

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Garlic Oil for Ear InfectionsMy friend's sister uses garlic oil in her ears when an ear infection seems to be coming on and it clears right up.

 

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Leftover Peel and Stick Tiles for WeatherstrippingMy house is very old, and I have a lot of drafty windows and doors. Of course, I don't like to turn up my heat very much due to the high cost of electricity. So, I did what a lot of you do; hanging drapes, using plastic on my windows, etc.

 

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Organized Birthday Card MailingI send out a lot of birthday cards throughout the year, and have found this tip to be very helpful. At the beginning of each month, I check my calendar to see who all has a birthday that month.

 

Questions

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Themes for a Mother's Day Brunch?I am trying to come up with a theme for our Mother's Day brunch at Church. I found ideas for prizes, but I really need themes.

 

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Fleece Rag Rug is Puckering?I am making a fleece rag rug and it is puckering in the middle. It is already over 3 ft wide so taking it apart is not an option I want to do. How can I take the puckering out? Thanks in advance for any help from all you great crafters out there!

 

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Removing Glue from Prescription Bottles?How do I remove glue from the prescription bottles?

 

Removing Metal Scratches from Dishes?My gorgeous Floral Expressions plates got horribly scratched from cutting our food the first time we used them! They were so pretty it makes me sick! I'm so cheap, I really don't want to buy anything. Isn't there some concoction I can mix up from household stuff? I've tried the baking soda and water paste with lots of elbow grease and it didn't work.

 

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Burnt Fabric on Electric Iron?I want to know how to remove burnt fabric on the metallic side of an electric iron.

 

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Recipes for an All Women Super Bowl Party?I am going to a Super Bowl Party with all women. I am looking for an easy recipe that looks impressive that will appeal to gals. I really can't see us eating brats and beer!

 

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Bugs Inside Mimosa Seed Pods?I thought I was so lucky when a neighbor let me have as many seed pods as I wanted from their Mimosa tree. Next thing I know, while I'm shelling them, I see 90% have a little hole in them from some kind of bug.

 

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Help Making Paper You Can Plant?I've been making paper at home for a few weeks and recently I stumbled upon your article, How to Make Home Made Paper You Can Plant. I was hoping you might be able to help with a few problems I've had with this:

 

What Breed is My Dog?Anyone know what breed of dog I have? I thought she was pure German Shepard but she's too small. Any thoughts of what she could be mixed with?

 

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Snacks for Kids While Shopping?I want a few super easy snack ideas I can take to the store when I'm shopping with my two kids, ages 4 yrs and 3 yrs so they can eat a bit and keep them happy.

 

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Energy Efficient House Insulation?What type of whole-house insulation is the most energy efficient for an older home? Our house is a wood-frame, ranch style with a full basement.

 

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Getting Rid of Static in Sheets?Sometimes, I have to do housekeeping. When I go to pull the sheets and blanket off to change the sheets, I get this awful static electricity shock. Anyone have any idea how to stop this? I use Bounce. I have tried extra liquid softener in my work clothes. Any ideas will be a blessing as this is getting pretty painful with the cold weather.

 

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Autism Support Groups?I have a daughter who is 10 years old and the light of my life. She also was diagnosed with autism at age 2. I am looking to see if there are any parents I could talk with out there who have an autistic child. I really have no one to talk to and share my thoughts with. I am basically looking for a sympathetic ear, someone who understands what I am going through. Thanks.

 

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Melted Plastic on a Frying Pan?My boyfriend placed a hot skillet on a plastic bread bag without knowing. Unfortunately, by the time we realized, the bag was melted onto the pan. We tried scrubbing but some plastic remains making the pan unusable.

 

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Using Ambi Products for Acne Scars?Do Ambi products help get rid of acne scars?

 

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Anthony's Fish Bar's Crab, Shrimp and Cheddar Melt?I had a crab, shrimp, and cheddar melt at Anthony's Fish Bar in the Seatac airport, it was wonderful. I'm trying to duplicate the recipe. Has anyone got any ideas?

 

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Quick Drying Fabrics?Which fabric dries quickest?

 

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Removing Skin Oil from a Dashboard?The interior door handles as well as the dashboard of my car are dirty from oil on my skin. What can I use that is inexpensive to clean these areas and keep them clean, at least for a while?

 

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Dog Pulls on Leash?I have a Jack Russel Terrier called Rudy but he pulls at the lead badly, what should I do?

 

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Tax Forms Show Different Refund Amounts?On 1/17/09 I e-filed my Federal taxes with one site (turbotax). Early this morning 1/18/09 I logged into another site that offered free state filing. Keep in mind it was 3am, so 1/2 way through I realize it's a Federal form. The issue: the 2nd form offers $500 more than the one previously e-filed (yes, same exact info: deductions, wages etc.) I have not submitted the 2nd form, but any thoughts as to how I get the additional refund money? Thanks in advance!

 

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Embroidered Pillowcases Have Yellowed?I have many old hand embroidered pillow cases that have turned yellowish brown. They are about 60 years old and very beautiful but I have never found anything to take out the yellow. I'm afraid bleach would take the color out of the embroidery. Are there any other solutions?

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper: Black with Philodendron Leaves?I am seeking wallpaper, it has a spatter black background w/large Philodendron leaves over all. No idea of company or book #. Any suggestions as to where to look would be appreciated. I need only about 1 double roll but would take anything!

 

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Fried Chicken Tips?I've always wanted to fry chicken with flour but it always comes out either burnt or undercooked. Any tips on how to do it just right?

 

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Detergent Bottle Doll Pattern?Does anyone have a doll pattern made from a detergent bottle?

 

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Headphones Shocking My Ears?How can I stop getting shocks in my ears when I connect earphones to the treadmill?

 

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Removing Old Blood Stains from Fabric?How do I remove old blood stains from fabric?

 

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Recommendations for Fabric Dye?I want to get the best dye in all colors for purchase. Any suggestions?

 

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Rust Stains on Wedding Dress?When I was unpacking from our last move (we're military) I found that the packing company had thrown my wedding dress in a box with metal hangers that got wet and have left stains all over my wedding dress. How do I get rust stains out of white polyester fabric?

 

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Powdered Soap Spots on Fabric?How do I remove powdered laundry soap stains from my bed comforter? They are blotches about the size of a tennis ball. Thanks so much for your help.

 

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Which Artichokes Taste the Best?What kind of artichokes do they sell in grocery stores? Globe, Jerusalem, other? I would like to try to grow some, but don't know the best kind for eating. Thank you.

 

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Diesel Fuel on Boots?How do I remove diesel fuel from boots?

 

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Control Harness for Dog?I am looking for a control collar or harness for an active dog.

 

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Molds for Plaster Doll House Accessories?I am looking to buy some molds to make things out of plaster for dolls houses. Does anyone know of a supplier that will post to France? I do not want a supplier in France, as I do not speak the language very well. Thanks.

 

Black and tan dog.

What Breed is My Dog?I got Jethro 2 nights ago and he is definitely a German Shepherd, but there is something else mixed in there. He is 3 1/2 months old and his ears are still floppy. I would love to know what he is mixed with.

 

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Getting Rid of Briers?Can I get some helpful hints on how to kill briers that keep coming back time and time again even after pulling them up by the roots?

 

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What is a Pineapple Stitch?I was looking for instructions on doing a border on my large rag rug I'm trying to complete and came across this site. I'll have to add it to my favorites. As a matter of fact, I make my rugs just like Grandma made hers. My only problem is, what is a pineapple stitch? I sure hope I can get some answers from the experts on this site.

 

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Microwaving Plastic Honey Container?My husband takes the honey in the plastic bear and microwaves the whole plastic container every time he wants to use a little honey. Is this healthy or safe to microwave it so often in this plastic container?

 

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Pink and White Coconut Candy?I am looking for a recipe my Grandma used to make. She called it "pink and white coconut candy". She made it with dessicated sweetened coconut, food coloring, and sweetened condensed milk. Anyone heard of this?

 

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