February 11, 2009

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Recipes

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Lemon Angel CakeVery simple. Combine condensed milk and thawed concentrate in a bowl, and mix well. Fold in whipped cream. Alternate layers of cake and whipped cream mixture in 9 X 13 serving dish until all ingredients are used. Chill until serving time.

 

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Applesauce Date CookiesPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix together flour, salt and spices. Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Stir soda into applesauce. Add egg and combine with the creamed mixture. Gradually mix in dry ingredients. Stir in nuts and dates.

 

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Savory Sauteed Lamb ChopsPat lamb dry and score the edges. Rub with crushed garlic. Place in small dish. Combine oil, bay leaf, 1/2 teaspoon savory and pepper. Pour over lamb. Let stand 30 minutes. Melt 1 1/2 teaspoon butter in heavy skillet over medium heat.

 

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Family Hamburger DinnerPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Divide meat into two parts. Put half of it in the bottom of a well-greased baking dish. Now spread sage dressing over this, then spread the remainder of the meat over the top. Pour tomatoes over this and bake for approximately two hours.

 

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Sausage QuicheLine a 9-inch pie plate with pastry. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate; flute edges. Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450 degrees F for 8 minutes. Remove the foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on wire rack.

 

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Easy SaladMix ingredients together and refrigerate for several hours before serving.

 

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Refrigerator Chicken CasseroleMix all ingredients in the order given. Pour into well greased 9x13 inch pan. Cover with foil. Refrigerate overnight or until ready to bake. Bake 1 hour in 350 degrees F oven. Leave covered for the first 1/2 hour of cooking; uncover for the last 1/2 hour.

 

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Caribbean Pork 'n RiceThis is a great Pork Dish. You must try it. You can also substitute the pork tenderloin for boneless skinless chicken breasts. I have made both and they are awesome.

 

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Pudding DessertMix flour and butter. Press into a 9x13 inch pan and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool. Mix together cream cheese, sugar, and Cool Whip. Spread cheese filling onto crust, then first pudding flavor, followed by the second pudding mixture. Finally, top with Cool Whip.

 

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Joyce's Whole Wheat Buns (or Bread)This dough I use to make buns or bread in oven with. This recipe will makes 2 large loaves or 2 dozen buns. This recipe is for the 2 pound bread machine.

 

Articles

White lacy crochet gloves.

Crocheted Fingerless GlovesThese gloves would be great for any romantic dinner. They are a long glove that should hit right between the elbow and wrist. Ladylike gloves are making a big come back right now. These also could be made for a wedding or prom.

 

Use Old Sandals in the ShowerThis could be all sorts of categories, but for me it was safety. Having Parkinsons, I find showering sometimes harrowing. Shower mats get yukky and the peel and stick don't last long. So, I came up with something that is safe and can be used in any shower.

 

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Check Out Your Local JoblinkMy husband and I have both been in the job search for over a year and the one thing that has made a huge difference in our attitudes and job searching abilities is the local Joblink.

 

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Mark Keyboard With Glue to Find Commonly Used KeysI have been typing for many years, but I still find I have to look for some keys. For instance, F11 is a great key to maximize a page, but I always have to look for it, until now!

 

My Frugal Life: Shop With a Target Price in MindI shop with a target price firmly in mind. If you are shopping for something new to you, check online to see what a competitive price might be. You can also look at Craigslist to see what such an might sell for used. You can use ebay in a similar fashion.

 

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Put Polymer Clay Projects in the Refrigerator Prior to CuttingIf you work with polymer clay and use molds, you know you usually have to cut around the molded clay to get a clean edge. If you put the project in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes before you cut, the clay will be much less likely to stretch or tear.

 

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Valentine's Day Tradition: A Home Cooked MealMy husband has everything and is difficult to buy for. So, on Valentine's Day every year, I make him a fancy, multi-course meal that I research a couple weeks ahead of time. I create a festive menu on my word processor.

 

white blanket with red and pink hearts

Valentine Heart BlanketA simple blanket made from felt squares.

 

Prints hung on wall and half wall.

Be Creative When Hanging PicturesYou don't always have to hang your pictures at eye level. I have two "half walls" separating my kitchen from my family room. These two little walls needed something to jazz them up so I hung two of my 'Gregg Brown' prints.

 

Red knit hat and mittens.

Hand Knitted Hat and MittensI enjoy knitting and crocheting during these long cold winter months. My Catholic church has a collection box for children's hats, scarves, and mittens which will be sent to an orphanage. I've saved all my new left over yarn from other projects, and now I'm on a knitting craze.

 

Garden: Blue JayDon't forget that even if it's cold, beauty will be there...

 

Craft Project: Three Surprise HeartsMy husband purchased 3 hearts (4x3 inches) at a craft shop. He knotted them all together with a fancy knot (Sapajou). He put our names on them and surprised me by hanging them on our kitchen door!

 

conversation hearts in jar

Valentine Party GamesHere are a few games that you can play at your Valentine's party. Some are great for children's parties and some are geared more to adults or teens. Suggestions for prizes might be some homemade cookies or a ribbon for the teams.

 

A fused plastic heart for Valentine's Day

Fused Plastic Valentine's HeartHere is a quick fused plastic bag craft idea for Valentine's Day. This project involves no sewing or crocheting. It's makes a perfect kid's craft project that focuses on using recycled materials.

 

Valentine's Day mailbox

Thomas The Tank Engine MailboxComplete with Velcro open roof for easy retrieval of Valentine's day cards and a slot is on the back of Thomas where the cards will go in. Wheels are nut/bolted and are moveable.

 

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Transport Cupcakes in Muffin TinsI used to always shy away from taking cupcakes to parties/ potlucks because I could never figure out how to transport them without buying expensive cupcake caddies. Simply putting them back into the tins means you get frosting all over your hands when removing them.

 

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Valentine's Day LetterFor those of you who may not feel "artistic", please consider this unique Valentine's Day Gift: A Valentine's Day Letter.

 

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Crockpot Turkey BreastsWhenever turkey breasts are on sale for 99 cents a pound, I like this recipe. Spray the inside of your crockpot with Pam and place unwrapped breast in it. Then take a can of whole berry cranberry sauce and spread over the breast...

 

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Clean Blinds With Magic EraserI admit I am a bit of a clean freak. I hate dust, streaky glass, spotted stainless steel and appliances. Therefore, I was in quite a state with dirty/dusty blinds (36 windows worth) and an ivory leather couch (what were we thinking) that was dirty and dingy.

 

Questions

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Finding an Organization for Senior WomenThere is a nation-wide organization with the word Federation in it. It employs senior women at a very small salary to work as "grandmas" in kindergarten classes assisting teachers. I can't find anything online and wondering if anyone can help me find the full name.

 

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Removing Something Stuck in the DishwasherI know there is something that is stuck in the bottom of our dishwasher. I can hear it "crunching" when the dishwasher get to a certain point in the cycle. I had an appliance man here but because it wasn't making the noise at the time.

 

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Opening Jigsaw Puzzle BoxesI have trouble opening puzzle boxes neatly. Jigsaw puzzles come in boxes which are sealed under on all four sides. After I open it the ends are jagged and the box is not neat on the bottom anymore. Does anybody have tips for opening the seal of jigsaw puzzle boxes?

 

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Growing Vanilla in EgyptCan vanilla be grown in Egypt? I am starting a small horticultural business on the Red Sea Coast. Does anyone have information that would direct me to find out if this is possible? Do you know of any websites that have information on this subject for Egypt?

 

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Flower Arrangement in a Sundae GlassI am looking for instructions on making a flower arrangement in an ice cream sundae glass. I have seen them and they are really cute but expensive to buy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Electric Skillet Dinner RecipesI recently moved in with my boyfriend and there isn't a stove/oven in this apartment. I am so used to one and its a challenge at times. I have managed to make Enchiladas, Stuffed Manicotti, Alfredo, and normal things like burgers.

 

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Dyeing a Wedding DressI'm 21 and really into making stuff. I have a big wedding dress that I bought as a Halloween costume, its a bit dirty but still in perfect shape. It has no tags and it's too expensive to get dry cleaned (80 pounds).

 

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Removing Logos from a Leather JacketI plan on painting my leather jacket with fabric paint that I use to make T-shirts. Ironically enough my question is, if I wanted to change what was on my jacket, logos etc. how would I get that paint off?

 

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Making Potholder LoomsDoes anyone know how to make a loom for making potholders. I have 2 grandsons and would like to teach them how to do this. I don't want to go to the expense of buying 2 looms. Thanks for any suggestions you may have.

 

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Removing Peanut Oil from Vinyl SidingAbout two months ago I used my turkey fryer with peanut oil in it. I left it out over night due to my neglect. Well that night we had wind and rain and the rain filled up my cooker and the wind blew the used peanut oil onto my vinyl siding.

 

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Churning ButterI am a homeschooling parent of a 5th grader. I thought it might be fun to learn to churn our own butter (the only problem is that I don't know how). Does anyone have a recipe and directions? Thanks.

 

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Making a Cardboard Wishing WellHow do you make a wishing well out of cardboard?

 

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Homemade Citrus CleanerI am looking for a homemade orange citrus cleaner recipe that really smells like oranges and cleans as well as a store bought. Thanks!

 

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Dog Food Brand Recommendations What is a healthy and affordable food brand for teacup/toy chihuahuas? I am in a tight budget and can't afford to spend a lot of money on food for my little babies. I was buying them Eukanuba. But they were finishing this really fast.

 

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Afghan Pattern for a Serenity LoomI have a serenity loom and I lost the instructions. Does anyone know where I can get instructions or patterns for an afghan using this loom? Thanks a bunch!

 

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Calculating Fabric for Table RunnersI have 20 60 in. round tables that I would like to have runners for. I would like to make them myself unless I could find them cheaper to buy. My dilemma is how much material is needed and where online is the best site to purchase it. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

 

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Adjusting Sewing Machine Feed DogsThe feed dogs on my sewing machine won't stay up and I wonder how to adjust them?

 

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Getting Rid of a Kerosene DrumI would like to know how to get rid of a kerosene drum. It still has kerosene in it. Please help. Thanks.

 

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Cleaning Fireplace BricksDoes anyone have an easy way to clean fireplace brick? Also, living in the south we have a lot of humid days even in the winter. Does anyone know of a way to keep the fireplace smell away during those humid days?

 

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