February 10, 2009

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Cheddar Cheese MushroomsThese can be prepared ahead of time until you are ready to bake. Delicious!

 

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Make Your Own Nut and Seed MilksNot only are nut and seed milks much better for you then cow's milk but also very easy to digest. Perfect for those with soy allergies and who are lactose intolerant. They are also very simple to make!

 

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Salmon Noodle RomanoffHeat oven to 325 degrees F. Cook noodles as directred on package; drain. Mix noodles, cottage cheese, sour cream, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper sauce, salt and salmon.

 

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MaidritesPut ketchup, water, chili powder in saucepan over direct heat and boil 7 minutes. Add hamburger, onion, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir until hamburger is broke up. Cook about 30 minutes.

 

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Seafood TacosPlace in sauce pan. Simmer for 15 minutes. Ladle approximately 2 oz into soft taco shell. Serve with Tabasco and fresh lemon slice on the side.

 

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Fudge Scotch SquaresMix ingredients well and press mixture into a very well greased 9 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Cool for 45 minutes and cut into squares.

 

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Fruit BreadCream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Sift flour and soda and add alternately with banana to egg mixture. Mix remaining ingredients. Pour into oiled large loaf or 2 small loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

 

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Baked BroccoliCook broccoli. Drain. Mix soup and milk, heat to boiling. Stir in pimento and water chestnuts. Arrange broccoli in shallow baking dish. Pour soup mixture on top. Sprinkle buttered crumbs on top and bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.

 

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Almond Cranberry LoafIn a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center and add eggs, milk, butter and vanilla. Sprinkle with cranberries and almonds, and stir just until combined.

 

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Peanut Crisp BarsCombine sugar, margarine and syrup in saucepan and bring to a boil. Blend in peanut butter. In a large bowl, combine the Rice Krispies and nuts. Add the hot mixture. Blend well and press into a buttered 9x13 inch pan.

 

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No Need for Extra Oil When Frying Ground BeefWhen frying hamburger meat, instead of using grease or oil, rub the skillet inside with the hamburger meat. This way you don't have to use oil or grease.

 

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Homemade Green Laundry DetergentPour hot water in a empty milk bottle or a detergent bottle. Then add all ingredients and shake to mix. 1/2 cup for small load, 1 cup for large load.

 

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Add to Bargain Frozen PizzaI save a lot of money on pizza by buying a plain cheese with nothing but cheese and tomato sauce on it add our favorite ingredients.

 

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Fresh Start for a Badly Overdrawn Checking AccountMy Mom has Alzheimer's and my sister and I started taking over her finances and discovered she was overdrawn nearly $600.00. We went to the bank and were told that as a last resort only, our bank offers a "fresh start".

 

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Rice Remedy for an Upset StomachA very good idea for an upset stomach. Boil a 1/2 cup of rice with 2 cups water until done. Drain off liquid, let it cool and drink it.

 

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Pledge Cleans a Lot More Than Your Wood FurnitureIf you look on the back of your Pledge bottle, you will see that Pledge not only polishes your wood, but is also great for cleaning stainless steel, leather, granite and marble. I love it, especially for my stainless steel appliances and leather couches.

 

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Shop at ALDI's for Grocery SavingsWe have become regular ALDI shoppers because of the consistently low prices for very good quality products. For those who aren't familiar with this name, it is a company based in Germany and has been around Europe for quite a while.

 

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Store Glue and Fabric Paint Upside DownI store my fabric paint in a cardboard box from some pretzels. Keep the bottles stored upside down and they will be ready when you are. If they get clogged, use a paper clip to unclog the tube. Never waste a drop.

 

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Go Through Coupons Before Entering the StoreI always go through my coupons before I enter the grocery. I pick up those items first and then I can spend the rest of my time looking for the best price on the items I don't have coupons for.

 

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3D Valentine SceneThis is a way to recycle clear plastic packaging. I created a 3D "love" scene to fit under the plastic packaging. I glued it down on mat board, then embellished it with all sorts of odds and ends. I then created an easel on the back so it can be displayed for Valentine's Day.

 

Cleo (Domestic Shorthair)

Cleo (Domestic Shorthair)Cleo is a 2 year old domestic shorthair cat. She was adopted from the PAWS in Philadelphia in August of 2008 along with Moocher and Leo. Cleo isn't a very active cat - she's in a tie with Fuzzy for being "most sedentary".

 

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Love NoteMake a pretty love note and display it using memo or note holder this Valentine.

 

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Easy Kung Pao ChickenExtremely delicious. In a small bowl, with a fork, combine soy sauce, ginger, sugar, cornstarch, crushed red pepper, garlic and water. Transfer 2 tbsp. of the sauce to a medium bowl. Add this to chicken and toss to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes.

 

Questions

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Reusing Postage Stamps?I just received a package from an individual on ebay that I purchased. The stamps are dated Oct 31, 08 and Dec 11, 08. Does this mean that these stamps were reused? Is this illegal and if so, how do I report and to whom?

 

Cats Attitudes Have Changed?I have two female cats, Polly and Ally. I got Polly when she was a kitten at a animal shelter knowing that she was a wild cat, and I got Ally about 3 months after I got Polly. I got Ally from a friend who couldn't have pets in his home. Polly is now 2 yrs old and Ally is about 5 yrs old.

 

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Red Dye on Cream Microfiber Couch?How can I remove red dye from my cream colored microfiber couch? My friend slept on my couch and her red shirt left a stain on my light cream colored couch.

 

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Amaryllis Bulb Has No Stalk?My amaryllis bulb is just sprouting leaves, but no stalk. Is that normal?

 

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Weaning a Child Off a Pacifier?How can you wean a 2 1/2 yr. old off the pacifier when you have tried everything that you can think of?

 

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Terra Cotta Floor with Dark Green Countertop?I was shown a very dark green, almost black countertop but I am unsure about it. My floor has terracotta type tiles and it was painted sort of a rust color.

 

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Making Rice Pudding with 1% Milk?I made rice pudding recently but used 1% milk and it did not turn out particularly creamy. Could it be the milk? Must I use whole milk for it to be creamy? I think I got the recipe from this site.

 

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Helping Child Get Ready in the Morning?My seven year old daughter hates mornings! My DH and I battle with her everyday just to get up and eat breakfast. She goes to bed by 8PM every night and gets up at 6:45, so she is getting a good chunk of sleep.

 

What Breed is My Dog?What kind of dog might he be? He is a German Shepard mix but with what?

 

What Breed is My Dog?What breed do you think my dog is?

 

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Chrome on Shower Door is Discolored?I have a chrome and glass shower door. The glass is fine but the chrome frame is slowly developing black streaks on the inside, growing downward toward the shower floor. I thought it might be mildew but bleach and other cleaners have no effect on it.

 

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Wood Stain on Jeans?How do you get wood stain out of blue jeans?

 

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Feeding Cat People Foods?We adopted a kitten from the shelter. She is now 6 mos old. She loves apples, pears, oranges, carrots and especially yogurt. We do not feed her from the table but if we have any of the above items she goes crazy and we let her have just a little. Could any of the items be harmful?

 

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Turning Bar Soap Into Powder?I tried making clothes detergent using a bar of Ivory soap, Borax and washing soda. The recipe said to put pieces of the bar soap into a food processor and process until I get a powder. I never got a powder just tiny balls. How do I get the powder consistency?

 

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Cooking Oil on Leather Boot?How do I remove a cooking oil stain from my leather boot?

 

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Why Is My Laundry Dingy?I moved and the washer I am using is leaving my colored clothes dingy, I can't get them clean. I read to use Iron Out on whites. Can you also use it on colored clothes? What would be best for soaking my colored clothes?

 

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Homemade Chocolate Liqueurs?I want to know how to make liqueur chocolates at home.

 

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Vomit Odor on Evening Dress?Can someone please tell me how to get rid off a vomit smell from an evening dress?

 

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Painting Vinyl Wall Panels?I live in a manufactured (double-wide) home. The walls are vinyl-coated panels with strips of vinyl-coated wood at the meeting of two panels. I'd like to remove the strips, then re-surface and paint the walls. I'm thinking of using a technique which comprises painting the walls, applying crinkled tissue paper to the wet paint, then painting a second coat. I'd apply spackle to the gaps, then apply the tissue. Is this feasible?

 

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Houseplants Dried Up After Getting Too Cold?I live in the midwest and went on a 2-week vacation. When I returned my furnace wasn't working, so it was pretty darn cold in the house (40's). My peace plant plus other plants I have were all dried up, but he soil was still moist from neighbor watering my plants.

 

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Homemade Products for People With Allergies?My son is allergic to the shampoos and underarm deodorants he has been using. Does anyone know of hypoallergenic shampoos and or deoderants? If you know a homemade formula for these items, I'd also be interested.

 

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Ornaments Made from Baby Juice Jars?I saw an ornament at a craft fair that was made out of baby juice jars that looked like they were melted a little and pressed together. Before they melted and pressed it together, they had placed a picture of a snowman.

 

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