February 5, 2009

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Apricot Almond ChewiesIn large bowl, combine all ingredients except the optional whole almonds. Chill 2 hours. Shape into 1-inch balls. Top each with whole almond if desired. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.

 

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Crustless Spicy QuicheSaute sausage, onions, and peppers, until sausage is cooked and onions, and peppers are soft. Whisk eggs, cream, and spices together. Fold into sausage and pepper mixture.

 

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Turkey Cutlets with Orange SauceTo make the marinade use a small bowl, combine orange juice, vermouth, garlic and pepper. Place turkey in a single layer in a glass 13 X 9 baking dish, and pour marinade over turkey. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

 

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Easy Hot Chocolate MixMix altogether well. Use approximately 3 heaping teaspoons per cup. Use boiling hot water.

 

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Curry Butternut Squash"Souper" easy! This can be served hot or cold.

 

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Protect Surface of Pressed Powder MakeupWhen using a pressed powder compact which comes with the powder applicator, the top of the powder gets a hardened slick surface on it. This is caused by storing the powder "puff" applicator in the case next to the powder.

 

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Watch for Shrinking Package SizesIn this economy food companies are shrinking package sizes as we have all found out. Pay very close attention shopping even at dollar stores. Check ounces on cereal boxes to get the best price for the most product.

 

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Freeze Birdseed to Kill InsectsWhenever you purchase wild birdseed, always place it in the freezer for 48 hours before opening bag. This will kill any insects present such as confused flour beetles.

 

Banana Splits

Banana Splits for Valentine's DayI started a tradition when my oldest son was 4 years old. Since our "sweethearts" are our children, we celebrate Valentines Day by having BANANA SPLITS for dinner! I make sure to have anything a person could desire for toppings.

 

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Anything With a Slick Surface Can Be a "Whiteboard"You can make little "white boards" to use while working with kids or for them to use in the car with any pieces of cardboard that are coated with a slick surface.

 

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Helping Elders Run ErrandsIn these hard times, we need all the help we can get to make money, gas and food last. I live very close to my mother in law, and we also have a couple of elders that live close to us.

 

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Use Yarn to Wick Water to HouseplantsTo keep house plants watered while on vacation is quite simple. Place A bowl of water near plants with yarn running from the water to a hole made in the dirt with the other end of the yarn buried.

 

Garden: Keep Your Garden Child FriendlyThe beauty in any garden is the child who helps tend it. Make your gardens child friendly, you teach by example. Grandma's Princess Tayte can't wait to get back out to help plant, weed and pick vases full.

 

blue crayfish

In Memory of B'Louie (Procambarus Alleni)B'Louie was a five year old blue crayfish (Procambarus alleni) at the time of this photo, but no longer with us. She is missed!

 

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Kill Weeds Between Paving StonesLiving in the lower Keys of South FL, I've dealt with some very destructive weather. As of now ,I have been pounding sand in between my rebuilt brick pathway.

 

heart ornament

Braided Fabric HeartThis can be made for any holiday just by changing fabric, so it's really universal. It's great for using up scraps, too. It's basically strips of fabric that is braided and shaped into a heart.

 

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Coupon Organizer Kit as a GiftFor Christmas, I made a dear friend of mine a coupon organizer with a bag, what better gift with this economy! Anyhow, I started with a 5x7 photo album, included a mini notebook, calculator, a pen, and then a "green bag" or canvas bag to put it in.

 

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Shop for Spices in the International AisleShop for spices and flavorings in the international foods section of your grocery store. You could get twice as much for half the price. Recently I purchased almond flavoring, ginger and onion powder this way, saved a few dollars on each.

 

Manila Envelope on White Background

Simple Household Bookkeeping SystemI keep every receipt in a plain legal sized envelop labeled for the month until the end of the year. I keep them in a drawer with my bank statements.

 

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Try Preen for Cleaning Clear Shower ScreensI just finished cleaning my clear shower screen that was covered with soap scum and mold. I have not been able to get it back to a clear screen since we moved in several years ago but finally after using all types of cleaners from natural to chemical...

 

man spraying weeds along a fence

Research Shows Weeds Becoming Resistant to...Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum, non-selective herbicide commonly used on perennial plants including grasses, sedges, and broad-leaved weeds. Most gardeners have either heard of glyphosate or used herbicides that contain it in their gardens.

 

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"Magic" Lawn FormulaSome time ago, when I lived in Florida, a person at Home Depot gave me a "magic formula" for a healthy lawn. Some of the ingredients were: Instant Tea and ammonia, along with a couple of others. It was fantastic. Can anyone provide me with the formula to be used with a 20 gal sprayer?

 

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookie RecipeI am looking for a cookie recipe that includes chopped up peanut butter cups and possibly chocolate chips. I made this recipe once but can't find it.

 

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Losing a Couple of PoundsDoes anyone know of any fast working diets meant for people who want to lose only a couple of pounds?

 

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Removing Glued on PhotosHow would I get pictures out of an old photo book? They are glued down.

 

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Marker Stains on UGG BootsHow do you remove marker stains from an UGG boot?

 

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Recipes Using Canned Green BeansI really need ideas for using up canned green beans.

 

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Crocheting Clothing for High School Musical DollI need some ideas or patterns for crocheting and knitting clothes for the Ryan doll from High School Musical. I thought I could use Ken doll patterns, but I can not find any of those for crocheting and knitting.

 

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Where can I buy ZOTE soap?Where do you buy ZOTE soap?

 

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Carpet Colors for Room with Apricot WallsI have painted my bedroom walls an apricot color and need advise on a carpet color.

 

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Growing Lettuce InsideSpring is coming (eventually), and my thoughts turn to gardening. I've been wondering, can loose-leaf lettuce be grown indoors? I have a nice west-facing window with a deep windowsill over the sink and wonder if enough UV rays get through to merit growing it.

 

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Cleaning Wood Veneer CabinetsHow can I clean wood veneer kitchen cabinets?

 

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Getting Empty Wine BottlesWhere do you go to get a good supply of empty wine and liquor bottles? I have asked local restaurants and they seem reluctant to give me any. Short of looking through people's recycling bins on garbage day, can anyone help me? Thanks.

 

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