April 23, 2009

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Yes I Can BreadThis recipe is fun because you bake it in a can and when you slice it, you have nice, neat rounds.

 

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Barbecued MeatloafI have made this for many years and it is a change from regular meatloaf.

 

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Veal ParmesanA somewhat elegant Italian dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare veal cutlets in microwave oven according to package directions. Saute onion and green pepper in olive oil in skillet.

 

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Chocolate Wonder BarsCombine ingredients, except peanut butter and oats in small boiler. Bring to a boil and boil 1 minute only. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. When peanut butter melts, pour over oats. Stir well and drop by teaspoons.

 

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Sweet and Sour Yams and PineappleCombine reserved juice, cornstarch, and salt in saucepan; blend well. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in lemon juice.

 

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Korean SaladTasty, different salad. Combine first 6 ingredients in jar; shake well. Mix bean sprouts, spinach and water chestnuts in salad bowl. Add dressing; toss to mix. Top with eggs and bacon.

 

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Bubba's River Boat BeansBaked beans for kids and adults that do not like onions and peppers.

 

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Caribbean Lime CoolersI got this recipe from Betty Crocker.com. It's lime but you'd never know the difference. Very easy recipe!

 

Articles

My Frugal Life: Tell Your Money Where To GoIt was about four and a half years ago, when DH and I found out that we were expecting our second child. It was quite a surprise, given that our first one was only 6 months old!

 

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Use Cream of Chicken Soup as GravyWhen I make chicken and dressing instead of making the giblet gravy, I just use a can cream of chicken soup with a little added poultry seasoning.

 

Quilted table runner.

Quilted Table RunnerHere is a lovely quilted table runner that is easy to make. You use charm squares and arrange all the different colors as you like them.

 

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Round Up Debit Card Into SavingsOur bank offers a "Keep the Change" program. A painless way to save $. Every time you use your debit card, the bank rounds it up to the next higher dollar. Works great, and it goes directly into your savings account.

 

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Make a Holder for Restaurant BrochuresI had a bunch of restaurant brochures in the junk drawer taking up a lot of space. I went to a cheap store and picked up the pot holders that are square, and have a pocket for your hand.

 

Smokey Mountain WaterfallGrand kids playing in a waterfall in the Great Smokey Mountains.

 

square foot box gardening

The Basics of Square Foot GardeningSquare foot gardening is a concept so easy, yet so overlooked in lieu of more traditional row or mound gardens. It is less time consuming, less physically demanding, and uses less space and water.

 

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Use Salt to Remove Onion OdorAfter cutting or chopping onions, wet your hands, sprinkle salt generously in the palm of one hand and scrub your hands together with the salt. Rinse with water and the onion smell will be gone.

 

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Use White Paper to Help Thread NeedlesIf you love to sew, but your eyesight makes threading a needle, put a piece of white paper behind the needle. The contrast will make it much easier to thread the needle. On a sewing machine, slide the paper between the needle and the presserfoot

 

Scruffle (Jack Russel Mix)

Casper (Shorthair) and Scruffle (Jack Russel Mix)My cats name is Casper and my dogs name is Scruffie. Casper is 6 year old shorthair mix and Scruffie is 3 year old Jack Russel mix. We got Casper to catch mice in our house from a friend.

 

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Removing Sunless Tanning StainsTo avoid orange palms after fake tanning, rub a little toothpaste into you hands then rinse it off.

 

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Copier Ink on 3-Ring BindersI have several plastic 3-ring binders that have been stained with copier toner that comes off the printed page facing the inside covers. Is there any cleaner that will take this off the plastic?

 

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Homemade Tomato PasteDoes anyone know how to make their own homemade tomato paste?

 

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Starting Maple Trees in PotsLast fall I was given little shoots of some red maple trees. They all have a great root base established now, however, they are very tiny, some are less than a foot tall. My concern is we live in a very open area with a lot of wind.

 

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Stains on Silgranit SinkWhat could stain a black Silgranit sink?

 

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Using a Pressure Washer to Clean WindowsHave any of you used a power washer or pressure washer to clean your home's windows? We have a power washer, and I'd like to use it to clean the windows. I'd welcome a few tips from those of you that have already cleaned your windows with one of them. Thanks.

 

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Using Herbs to Repel BugsMy neighbor mentioned hearing that placing potted basil beside doorways, on the patio or near the grill will repels flies and other flying pests. I have not heard of this. In looking online I see that mint will do the same thing. What type of basil and mint?

 

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Adopting a Labrador/German Shepherd MixCan anyone tell me about the disposition of a Labrador/German Shepherd mix? Are they high energy or low key? Do they feel comfortable outside on their own? Are they good for a family with two teenagers and working parents (one of whom works at home)?

 

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White Mold Growing on Plant SoilI loved an idea a few weeks ago on here about putting seeds for your garden in egg crates, and then putting them in a homemade "greenhouse" to grow them. Somehow white mold grew on the soil. Maybe from too much water and not enough circulation?

 

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Crinkled Paper ConfettiWe are looking for crinkled paper confetti to fill a large glass cylinder. Does anyone know of a company that carries this product? Thanking you for your time.

 

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Cleaning Scuffs From White Patent Leather SandalsI have a tip for white patent scuffed sandals. Firstly I cleaned the scuffed area with nail polish remover, then toothpaste and finished this off, with fast drying liquid paper.

 

What Breed is My Dog?What breed is my dog? We got our boy from a rescue where they say his Mom was Australian Cattle Dog and not sure about anything else. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thinking of doing DNA test but until then just curious.

 

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Summer Job Ideas for TeensI am a teenage guy who is looking for ways to make money this summer. Do you have any suggestions?

 

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Getting Help With Past Due RentHow can I get help with past due rent due to a recent job loss. We are facing eviction today. The job loss is due to slow down in work available not personal reasons.

 

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Cleaning Tart BurnersHow can I clean tart wax from the burner?

 

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John Deere 325 Lawn Tractor ManualI need a repair manual for a John Deere 325 lawn tractor.

 

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Cinco de Mayo Float IdeasI need ideas for a Cinco de Mayo float.

 

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Ladies Circle Magazine Sauerbraten RecipeYears ago, I believe it was the early 70's, I found a recipe for Sauerbraten in a Ladies Circle magazine. I think it was the best one I ever tried, but during a move I lost a lot of my recipes. If any of you have it I would greatly appreciate it.

 

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No-Carb Flour AlternativeInstead of flour is there another product that I can grind and use to make bread that has no carbs?

 

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Freezing Homemade Cream of Potato SoupCan homemade cream of potato soup be frozen? It has cream of celery soup, milk, onion, carrots, ham and potatoes. Thank you in advance!

 

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Reinforcing a Wedding RunnerI have a huge question to ask about weddings, mine is 5/9/09. I am having an outdoor wedding at my home and I have bought a wedding runner. But I found out it has no backing and am afraid of high heel shoes going through it.

 

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Marie Callender's Frozen Pie Crusts InstructionsCould someone give me the directions for baking a Marie Callender's frozen pie crust?

 

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Shih Tzu Has Bad BreathMy Shih Tzu has bad breath. Is that common? I would like to know what to do about it. It does not bother me but my daughter and son cannot stand it.

 

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Bamboo Leaves Turning BrownI have a stand of bamboo (a Himalayan variety) that has done well for the past two years since planting them in San Francisco. A few months ago I noticed that the leaves were turning brown and the plants were looking stressed.

 

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Crocheted Tam Hat PatternI am looking for a free easy crochet pattern for a tam hat with a picture.

 

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Removing Salt Stains from CarpetHow do I clean winter salt stains out of the carpet in my car?

 

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5th Wheel Grease on ClothingI got grease from my 5th wheel on my clothes. Does anyone know how to remove it? I do know that rubbing it with a baby wipe will remove a lot of it. But how do you remove the rest?

 

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Ice Forming in Back of RefrigeratorI have a 2 door fridge/freezer, not the side by side ones, the half and half type. The freezer works perfectly but I have a problem with the refrigerator section. I defrost and clean it regularly but a week or so after defrosting, a very thick layer of ice forms at the back of the fridge.

 

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Understand Lovebird BehaviorCan someone help me to answer some questions on lovebird behavior? What does it mean when the lovebird just hides around on the bottom of the cage? What does it mean when the lovebird sits in an empty food holder?

 

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Tips for Trading CouponsI'd like to learn about trading coupons. This is my first time here. The site looks like lots of fun. I am also new to couponing and live in a small rural area where there is not a huge variety of coupons in my local newspaper.

 

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Flour Stuck in SifterI have a flour sifter. It has two layers of wire screen (the sifting mechanism is between them). However, some flour has gotten stuck inside and no matter what I do, I can't get it out. I've tried drying it in the sun and using a high-pressure water stream.

 

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Selecting Songs for a WeddingI need to know if you play another song before the wedding march song for your maids of honor and brides maids to walk down. What song can you use? I don't think they walk down to the wedding March song.

 

What Breed is My Dog?Would anyone know what breed my german shepherd is mixed with? The shelter did not know. I feel certain it is lab but, I would like other opinions.

 

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