May 26, 2009

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Recipes

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Fresh Blackberry PieMix cornstarch and sugar; toss with washed and drained berries. Turn into pastry lined pie plate. Cover pie with pastry; seal and flute edge. Cut several slits in top crust to permit escape of steam.

 

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Low Fat Frozen TreatGood while dieting. Fold flavored yogurt into cool whip. Spoon into paper cups. Stand popsicle stick in the center, put into freezer for about 3 hours till frozen.

 

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Vietnamese Noodle SoupSpicy, low fat soup. My husband and I had wonderful soup at a local Vietnamese restaurant and I tried to duplicate it at home. It's not exactly the same, but pretty close!

 

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Peanut Butter And Banana WrapsSpread peanut butter on to tortillas, place bananas on peanut butter, drizzle ice cream syrup on bananas and peanut butter.

 

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Barbecue Sloppy JoesBrown hamburger and onion. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 15-30 minutes.

 

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Do-Ahead Dried Beef CasseroleStir soup until creamy, add milk cheese, onion, macaroni, and dried beef. Fold in sliced eggs; turn into a buttered casserole dish.

 

Articles

A calculator, shopping list and money for grocery shopping.

Calculate the Best Prices at SupermarketsWhen at the supermarket, bring a little notebook with you, and a calculator. Write down all of your regular items and the price per ounce or the price for each item.

 

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Lime Jelly and CucumberA nice fresh taste to add to a salad dish: Slice or chop cucumber and add to a lime jelly.

 

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Recycling Magnets for PhotosA good use for those business cards that are attached to magnets. You can cut a photo to size and glue to magnet and place on your refrigerator.

 

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Use Vaseline to Soften a Refrigerator GasketIf you are having trouble with ice build-up on the heater coils in the back of an older fridge and are having to go through the lengthy process of removing the food and shelves to defrost with a hair dryer -- a little Vaseline may be all you need!

 

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Crocheted PotholdersThese potholders are thick and safe, so long as you crochet tight stitches. If you use a larger hook, you may get air spaces where the hot pan can burn your fingers. If a size H hook is too loose, get an F or G hook. We all crochet at different tensions.

 

Red, white, and blue quilt blockx.

All Year Memorial CraftKeep Memorial Day in your thoughts all year! This a simple quilt to make and a nice display of loved ones. You can make a small wall hanging (as shown) or a full quilt. Fun for a beginner, novice or a great way to use your novelty fabrics!

 

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Brewer's Yeast for FleasA tip for keeping fleas away from your cats and dogs. Simply put a teaspoon of powdered brewer's yeast into their food. You can also dissolve 1/4 cup brewer's yeast into 1 quart of water. Place in spray bottle and spray pet, combing into fur as you do.

 

Alice the CatAlice in her color-coordinated bed. In fact, everything in the house seems to be color coordinated just for her.

 

Wildlife: Goldfinches

Wildlife: GoldfinchesGoldfinches at the front feeder! I just love watching the birds at the feeder.

 

Silhouette Butterfly

Silhouette ButterflyI used Amy Butler's butterfly silhouette template to trace the butterfly outline onto Amy Butler fabric. The butterflies were cut out of the fabric using fine sewing scissors and then glued to a Creative Memories frame using a clear glue stick.

 

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Use Clear Nail Polish to Mend ScarvesNylon scarves are great for hot weather as they don't crush, but they do snag. So when I got a tear in one of my favorite scarves, I wondered how to mend it, and make sure it wouldn't continue to run.

 

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Use Loose Screws to Clean Hummingbird FeederTo clean your hummingbird feeder, place some loose screws in the container with some hot soapy water and swirl them around. The screws will break away the grime buildup.

 

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Hair Relaxing Product Caused Hair LossI am in a hair fashion emergency. I dyed my hair back to its original black color about a week ago. I relaxed my hair today. I was washing it out and all my hair started falling out in clumps, I freaked out and had a panic attack.

 

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Removing TSP from GlassHow do you remove TSP from glass? It was used to clean bugs off of the car and it got on the windshield. We've tried glass cleaners, Mr. Clean, Softscrub, razor blade, etc.

 

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Lanolin-Free ShampooDo you know of any hair conditioners without lanolin or perfumes?

 

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Grass Growing in Cracks in ConcreteWe have a concrete floor in our garden, some of it is a foundation of a previous building and quite deep. There are several cracks in the concrete where there is grass and weeds growing.

 

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Flooring Glue on JeansMy husband has flooring glue and water paint on his jeans. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get it off? Thanks.

 

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Repairing Pull String on a Power WasherHow do I make my pull string engage on my power washer motor?

 

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How Do You Clean Baked On Food on a Pyrex Casserole Dish?How do you remove burned food from Pyrex? It is a sugary glaze that burned on to the Pyrex.

 

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Will Blackbirds Harm My Fish Pond?I have blackbirds this Spring flying into my pond and dropping a white jelly substance. Will this stuff harm my fish?

 

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Egg Salad RecipeI am looking for an egg salad recipe. My grandmother, now deceased, made the best egg salad sandwich and of course, it was not written down anywhere. I seem to recall thinking that several other Seventh Day Adventist woman made it the same way.

 

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John Deer Mower Won't Stay RunningI have a John Deere 1500 series lawn mower. I can get it to start but as soon as I start the blades it cuts off. Does anyone know why? I have already checked to see if there is something caught in the blades.

 

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What is a Dutch Oven?Could you explain exactly what a dutch oven is? I see many recipes requiring the use of it and have no idea what it is.

 

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Wallpaper Border S.A. Maxwell Co. Americana 7007-364BI am looking for S.A. Maxwell Co. 7007-364B Americana wallpaper border. It has a red edge with striped hearts and white stars. I need one roll.

 

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