January 29, 2009

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Double Cheese Hamburger CasseroleCook noodles as directed on package. In large skillet, cook and stir ground beef, onion, and celery until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Stir in tomato sauce and salt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute.

 

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Mystery PieBeat first 4 ingredients until stiff. Add crackers and nuts. Shape into greased pie pan; bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

 

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Snappy Picnic BeansPan fry chopped onions in bacon drippings until slightly tender. Add remaining ingredients except beans and cook together until mixed. Pour sauce over beans in a casserole. Mix and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

 

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Breakfast EggsLine bottom of greased 9x13 inch pan with bread free of crusts. Sprinkle 1 pound of fried, crumbled bacon over bread. Spread grated cheese over this. Mix eggs, milk and salt. Pour over dry mixture. Let set overnight in refrigerator. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Can also add ham, sausage, turkey and/or mushrooms.

 

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Easy Cherry CobblerMelt margarine in 8 inch square dish. Beat flour, sugar, milk and baking powder with mixer. Pour into melted margarine. Do not stir. Pour can of cherries in center. Do not stir. Pour 1/2 cup sugar on top of cherries. Do not stir.

 

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Ham It Up Skillet DinnerPlace ham (with liquid) in a 10 inch skillet; break up with a fork. Add noodles, sauce, cut broccoli, water and onion. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally, reduce heat and cover. Simmer, stirring frequently, until desired consistency, 15-20 minutes.

 

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Open Face SandwichesGrind together the Spam, onion, American cheese, and green pepper. Sprinkle sugar over the top and also ketchup. Mix well. Spread on halves of hamburger buns. Heat in broiler about 5-7 minutes.

 

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Easy Peanut Butter BarsStir first 4 ingredients together, add the prepackaged cookie mix. Grease/spray a 9x13 inch pan. Put batter into pan, spreading evenly. TIP: if hard to do, dip/heat table spoon in hot water, smooth with back side of spoon.

 

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Grandmother's Chicken and DumplingsCombine chicken, salt, pepper, and about 6 cups water in a Dutch or large pot. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer 2 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken from broth; cool. De bone chicken. If necessary, add more water to broth.

 

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Chipper Peanut CandyIn large saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter. Stir until well blended. Remove from heat. Add potato chips and peanuts, and mix well. Press into aluminum foil-lined 8 or 9 inch square pan.

 

Articles

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Ginger for Motion SicknessFor motion sickness when traveling, I suggest taking a small amount of ginger, about size of a small pea. I do this when I go shopping after a meal. If we go out to eat, I take some before we go, because I can get motion sickness in the car going back home.

 

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Review: Redbox for Cheap and Convenient MoviesIf your family likes to rent DVDs, check your area for a Redbox. They are usually located at WalMart or a local grocery store. There is a website to check for locations. It only costs $1 a night and no late charges ever.

 

Denim Door Mat

Denim Door MatThis is a mat to put near the door. It will catch lots of outdoor dirt before it makes its way all over the house. This mat is made from recycled blue jeans, and makes use of very small scraps. You can make the base whatever size you want your mat to be.

 

Cheer Up Your Winter WindowJust a reminder to cheer up your kitchen window in this wintry weather by growing celery hearts in a glass. I submitted this tip a couple of winters ago and a month or so later, Susan showed us a pretty photo of one that she grew.

 

Otis (Pit Bull)

Otis (Pit Bull)Otis is a 12 week old pit bull. I bought Otis on Dec. 4, 2008, from a couple I work with. I was a supportive friend from conception to birth. Naturally, I wanted one of the puppies.

 

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Secure Draw String Before WashingBefore washing clothes which have a drawstring at the waist (or anywhere for that matter), stitch across it down the middle of the back. If you don't sew, a safety pin will do the trick. I had many of those drawstrings and cords to get pulled back into the opening, before I started doing this.

 

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Separate Laundry Into 5 PilesI always washed my towels by themselves and always wash small loads by separating my clothes into 5 piles: underwear, dark clothes, sweaters, bright clothes and towels. They smell fresh until I put them on.

 

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Plant Veggies In Your Flower BedEven if you don't have garden space you can get a few homegrown foods by adding a few choice vegetable plants to the scheme of your flower bed. Just pick your fav vegies in unusual varieties.

 

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Making Sweet Tea in the MicrowaveTake a plain glass measuring cup and fill it to 1 cup of water and add 1 single tea bag (I like Tetley round family size). Microwave a couple of minutes until boiling.

 

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Dishsoap Insect SprayI use soap to spray for insects in garden. Mix 1 tablespoon of liquid soap with water in a quart spray bottle from Dollar store. Spray once a week and after a rain.

 

Dollar Store Plants

Dollar Store PlantsBuy plants at the 99 cent store. Save money and enjoy new plants all the time.

 

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Removing Food Coloring from Your HandsI have a tip for those of you who use food coloring to cook. I've noticed that when I use food coloring, it's hard to wash it off. I learned that if you put detergent on your hands and rub them flat on the inside of your kitchen sink, the coloring comes right off and you don't end up walking around all day with red hands.

 

trowel and bulbs

How To Plant BulbsPlanting bulbs is relatively straightforward. Dig a hole, drop in a bulb, and cover it with dirt. Well, at least it's almost that easy. To get them off to a good start, follow these bulb-planting tips:

 

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Count Plants in Starts Before You BuyWhen buying any type of plant; vegetable, bedding plants, or houseplants; always count the number of actual plants in the container.

 

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Free Garage Sale Advertising TipRecycle a large clean white meat tray into an easy to read rummage sale sign. Use permanent markers or crayons to detail the wording.

 

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"I Love You" Scavenger HuntLast year for hubby's birthday, he was working nights, and would be getting home at 4:30 am. I took a bunch of scraps of paper (you could cut a bunch of hearts, and do this for valentines or any holiday, really). We each took turns writing what we love about daddy

 

Spinach Dip

Link: Knorr Spinach DipThere is a great recipe for a spinach dip. it is on the back of the Knorr's Vegetable mix and, boy is it good. My girlfriend made it for my daughter's birthday party. Now mind you, I do not eat spinach, however with this recipe, it is great.

 

Questions

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Vegetarian Meatloaf Recipe?I would like a recipe for vegetarian meatloaf. It should be rich in protein. By vegetarian I mean no meat, no fish, no eggs, and no chicken. I can use milk and milk products.

 

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Inexpensive Face Moisturizer?Does anyone know of a good face moisturizer that doesn't cost too much? I am living on a fixed income and can't afford high priced department store brands. Thanks and may God Bless!

 

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Ground Chicken Recipe?I need a ground chicken recipe?

 

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Removing Stains from Porous Floor Tiles?I am new here and I have a question about tile floors. I have porous textured tile in my kitchen that should be white. It is new and wasn't sealed so it was stained immediately. These are the tiles that should be used outdoors. Short of pressure washing, how do I get the stains out?

 

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Tame Conditioning Rinse?I just ordered and received Tame conditioning rinse from a lady in New York. I'm almost scared to use it. It looks new but was wrapped in the box in newspaper so some print is on the bottle from the paper, black scuffs. Do they not make this product any longer? Would you use this if you were me? I paid a total of $16.00 including shipping. Please tell me what you think.

 

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Pre-Quilted Fabric for Making Comforters?I would like to know if there are any pre-quilted fabrics available that are broad enough to make comforters and custom bed linens.

 

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Dye From Clothing on Leather Couch?I slept on my newer dark leather couch and got very hot with a black t-shirt on. When I woke up, ink from my shirt was imprinted on the couch. Please somebody give me an idea of how to remove this.

 

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Buying a Secondhand Laptop?Since living frugally is the trend now a days due to economic recession around the world, I would like to ask about the second hand laptops sold at Ebay. What is a good price to pay for one? Thank you.

 

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Deducting Your Cellphone Bill on Your Taxes?What pieces of my cell phone bill do I need to take to my tax prep? I started using my personal cell for some calls that were work related in June 08. Do I need to highlight specific calls, or just give him a monthly payment rundown?

 

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Inexpensive Door for a Bedroom?I need ideas for an inexpensive door for a bedroom. We have lots of wood and such but not a lot of time or space to do work as we have small house and its winter here. Any ideas?

 

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Cleaning Polished Wood Cabinet Doors?My kitchen cabinets are a natural wood finish and sometimes some stuff spills on to the cabinet doors. When I try to clean them with water they do not fully come clean. These surfaces have a wood polish and I do not want to rub them too hard.

 

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Recipe for Veggie Pizza?I am trying to locate an old recipe for a "veggie pizza" that has a sour cream and horseradish sauce base, rather than the cream cheese and ranch dressing mix base. I used to make this in the '80's.

 

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Pattern for Dolls Made from Diapers?I would like to find a pattern for dolls made out of diapers.

 

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Bread Machine Recipe Using Whole Wheat Flour?I'm looking for Bread machine recipes using whole wheat flour in particular.

 

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Making Wood Pellets From Scrap Lumber?I want to know if there is a way to make wood pellets out of scrap wood from my wood shop.

 

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Bleach Stains on Formica?I have a Formica countertop in my bathroom. It is only about 3 years old. I have places on my countertop that look "bleached out" from bottles of cleaner I have used and evidently they leaked a little bit. What can I do?

 

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Recipe for Hot Fudge Topped Cake?I'm looking for a recipe for a cake that started with a boxed cake mix. You baked it and as soon as it came out of the oven you topped it with chocolate chips, maybe some nuts and/or marshmallows, and a jar of hot fudge or caramel sauce. It has been a long time since I've had it and my daughter has requested it for her birthday. Thanks!

 

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Lyrics to "Wind Over My Wings"?Does anybody know the lyrics or where to find the lyrics for "Wind Over My Wings"? Thanks so much.

 

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Dessert Made by Reba McEntire?Would anyone know on here about a dessert made by Reba McEntire? It was on the internet, not sure here or where. It was made with Ritz crackers, ice cream, and vanilla pudding. Please let me know if anyone knows this recipe. Thanks.

 

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Madison Lee "Alyssa" Doll?Could you tell me how much a Madison Lee "Alyssa" doll is worth? It is a special edition.

 

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Keeping a House With Pets Clean?We have a very small house with 2 dogs and a Siamese cat. I cannot seem to keep the dirt and hair down and we have had the animals for sometime.

 

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Recipe for Jello "Perfection Salad"?I am looking for a Jello salad recipe that we used to call Perfection Salad. It probably goes back to at least the 50's. This is made with lime Jell-O, carrots, celery and cabbage. There is some type of mayonnaise-based dressing that is served with it.

 

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Older Dog Has Started Running Away?I have a very old dog and just yesterday she has started to run off. We have to chase her down because she will not stop for anything. She has never run off from us before, as a matter of fact she is always at our side when she is outside.

 

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Chewing Gum While on Atkins Diet?Can I chew sugar-free gum on the Atkins diet?

 

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Feeding and Caring for Ladybugs?I am a science coach with our school district and our first graders are going to be raising and caring for ladybugs in the classroom. We need to know what to feed them other than aphids? Hopefully we can find a food that is "classroom friendly".

 

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Recipe for Orange Marmalade?I am looking for a recipe for orange marmalade.

 

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"Cars" Themed 2nd Birthday?My son is going to be 2 on 2/15/2009 and I am at a loss for what to do for his party besides having the theme 'Cars'. He loves that movie!

 

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Selling Home Baked Goods?I love to bake and I'm thinking of selling baked goods at my local flea market on weekends. I am looking for advice on what to make and how many items to sell?

 

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What is the Title of This Movie? (Take Her, She's Mine)There is a classical movie, perhaps starring Jimmy Stewart. His daughter goes to Paris and he eventually goes over there to bring her back home because he can't stand her being over there. It's a comedy about an overprotective dad.

 

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Getting a Dog to Play With Toys?How do you teach a dog to play quietly with a toy? We have a 1 year old rescue who probably spent his first year stuck in a cage in a closet, deprived of food. That's my best guess. He's now 2 yrs. old, very affectionate and a good pet, but very demanding of our attention.

 

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Making a Ribbon Photo Holder?I have a lot of pictures of my 2 kids in my office cubicle. I'd like to make a photo holder to hold them all. I have an idea in mind, but I don't have the instructions. Maybe someone here knows how to make it? It's a flat backing, covered, but it has pieces of woven ribbon or elastic, to hold in the photos (or notes or whatever). If you have these instructions, may you pass them on? Thanks lots!

 

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Pressure Cleaning a Sidewalk?What is the best cleaning solution to clean my sidewalk and walkway using a pressure cleaner?

 

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Recipe for Fruit Cocktail Chicken?I need a recipe for baked, fruited chicken. You use fruit cocktail. I made this about 20 years ago but I've lost the recipe.

 

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Cut Roses Not Opening?I received a dozen red roses and for one week they stayed closed. I thought they would finally open but 8 days later they are showing black edges and don't appear to be opening. Does anyone know why this would occur?

 

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Changing a Kerosene Heater Wick?Does anyone have a manual for the kerosene heater RMC 95-C6 or instructions on changing the wick? Mine will light but goes out after a couple of minutes. It was fine until I added kerosene and then this started.

 

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Ideas for a Family Reunion?I'm working on our 1st family reunion. I'm the next to oldest of 10. I want to have each of the siblings wear a different color shirt and have all their children and grandchildren also wear their color. I'm looking for a way to personalize them.

 

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Restoring Burned Copper Pots?Is there a way to restore antique, solid copper pots burned in a house fire?

 

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Wedding Reception Locations in Raleigh, NC?Does anyone know of any cheap wedding venues in the Raleigh area?

 

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Printer Leaves Lines on Paper?I need help with my printer. We have a HP PSC 1311 all-in-one printer/scanner/copier. It prints perfectly using black ink for printing written material. However, when we print color images, it often has faint colored lines in it.

 

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What Breed is My Dog?What breed is my dog? She is 2 years old and spoiled rotten. I was thinking Shepherd/Collie mix, but it is so hard to tell. I have a male who is a Jack Russell/Beagle mix and you can hardly tell them apart other than she has longer hair and thick ears.

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper: Waverly #5750592, Rain Forest Book?I would like to purchase 2 double rolls of Waverly wallpaper #5750592. This is a green striped paper and it is a discontinued pattern that is in the Rain Forest pattern book on p. 126. Thank you.

 

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Inexpensive Wedding Reception Locations in Northern NJ?I need an affordable site to have my reception. I live in Clifton, NJ and would like to have the reception in Northern NJ. Any suggestions? Trying to spend $50 or less a person.

 

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