June 1, 2009

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Recipes

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Asparagus AmandineGo green, they are healthy.

 

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Stuffed ZucchiniCook washed, unpeeled zucchini for about 10 minutes. Drain and cut in halves lengthwise, scoop out pulp, leaving about 1/2 inch edge. Chop pulp. Combine pulp and other ingredients.

 

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Barbecue SauceCook your meat. Boil sauce 5 minutes before using on meat.

 

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Pepperoni Pizza DipGreat pizza fan dip for kids and adults.You can make this ahead and bake just before you're ready to serve. This makes about 4 cups though you can half the recipe to make a smaller amount. Can also be frozen (before it's baked).

 

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Island Deviled EggsSlice hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise, remove yolks and set yolks aside. Mash yolks; add bacon and dressing, paprika, salt, pepper.

 

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Cheezit ChickenIt's chicken tenders with cheese crackers. It has been my daughter's favorite meal since she was 5 (there's not a lot she would eat, so it has to be good). And it's easy to make!

 

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Cream Chicken and DressingAnother family favorite. Mix together and put into a buttered 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

 

Articles

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Keeping Your Soap Dish CleanPrevent having to clean soapy scum from the soap dish or at the sink by placing a thin sponge in the dish or sink indention to lay the soap on. The sponge catches the scum, leaving underneath relatively clean.

 

Mix breed black an white dog.

Kiera (German Shepherd/Husky Mix)This is our new puppy she is a German Shepherd and Husky mix. She is seven and half weeks old. Her name is Kiera. Isn't she lovely.

 

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Use Post Hole Digger When Planting Lots of Tomato PlantsI needed to plant 48 tomato plants. I knew if I bent over all that time, my knees would have a lot of stress. In the gardening shed, I spied the post hole digger. It makes the hole wider and as deep as you need for each plant.

 

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Propane Grill Igniter TipThe grilling season is upon us! Here's something you must know about your grill's propane igniter button: Don't buy a new one until you try this first!

 

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Use Colored Price Stickers to Mark Accessory CordsI found an inexpensive way to mark the multitude of wires behind my computer. I had read about using colored tape at each end of the cords, to trace which plug belongs to which accessory (printer, modem, etc) but I didn't want to go out and buy several different colors of tape.

 

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Control Soap Dispensing Amount With a Rubber BandControl the pumped amount of liquid soap or dish washing liquid, by tying a rubber band around the stem of the push down dispenser. Adjust it until you get the desired amount. It will help save soap.

 

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Make Big Batches and FreezeWhen I make spaghetti sauce, I always double or even triple the recipe. After we've eaten a meal from the batch, I freeze the rest in freezer bags and lay them flat to conserve space.

 

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Use Pet Food in Homemade Pet ToysWhen making noise-making pet toys, such as the ones using empty water bottles, potato chip canisters, or pill bottles, use dry food or treats instead of the suggested marbles, bells, etc.

 

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Yarn Project in a BagHandy and convenient. I put a plastic grocery bag in a small wastebasket. Set any size skein of yarn in it, for the project I'm working on. When going out, I can pull the bag out with project, pattern, and hook or needles.

 

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Use a Fork to Split Hot BiscuitsWhen splitting hot biscuits (or hot rolls) to add butter, instead of cutting with a knife, push the tines of your fork into the biscuit (or roll) around the middle, then pull apart.

 

Garden: Rock Border

Garden: Rock BorderI created a border around flowers I had planted just by using rocks that I found in the ground around the house. Looks great and cost nothing!

 

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Prevent Heat Stroke With a TimerThis has to do with staying out in the heat while you do your gardening or any other outside chore. I was outside yesterday doing some mowing, weed eating, spreading weed killer on the driveway, and other things.

 

Recycled Shelf in the GardenI made this out of a old used up shelf. I nailed two wooded stakes on the back of it and painted it.

 

Spring Spruce UpsSpring invites sprucing up, but budgets don't necessarily invite it. When your heart wants some fresh colors and subtle decorating changes, don't let your bank account stop you. For a few pennies, a fresh look can welcome you.

 

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Static Window Film Instead of CurtainsIf you have a window that for some reason you cannot put a curtain on (e.g., you can't mar the wall or door to put up a curtain rod, you are a renter, it doesn't fit your design aesthetic, etc.), consider using adhesive-free static cling window film.

 

Questions

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Getting Bonded in North CarolinaDoes anyone know the procedure for getting bonded in NC? I want to start a small business but have been told that I should be bonded first.

 

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Getting Rid of Bleach Smell on UpholsteryI had my outdoor cushions professionally cleaned because they were too dirty for me to tackle. Now they smell very strongly of bleach. Is there any way to get the smell of bleach out of the cushions?

 

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Candied Walnut RecipeI am looking for a recipe for candied walnuts. Thanks and God Bless.

 

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How Much Should an 8 Year Old Weigh?How much should an 8 year old weigh?

 

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Caring for a Japanese AcubaMy two Japenese Acuba's leaves are droopy and the new flowers that were coming on top are also gone. Do these plants get root rot and would cutting them down close to the ground help them out?

 

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Remedies for Swelling Around Eyes and NoseWhat can be done for swelling around eyes and nose?

 

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Recycling Coffee ContainersLooking for ideas to reuse those nice Maxwell House coffee containers. How can I cover up the label? Thanks and God bless.

 

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Preserving a Dead StarfishHow do we dry out a dead starfish? We recently went to a beach that had lots of tide pools. There were lots of starfish. We would never bother the live ones, but my son found a dead one.

 

Users Manual for a Keys E-Trainer Elliptical MachineI recently bought a used elliptical machine. It works really well. But I am wondering what the numbers on the front "cogs" mean? The brand name is Keys and it is an E-trainer. I tried looking it up online but can't find any information. Any ideas where I can find a user manual?

 

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Ants Inside a Coffee MakerHow do I remove ants from the inside element of a coffee maker?

 

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Squeaky BrakesI have fairly new brake pads, about 4 months old. I checked and they are still good. Now I have a squeaking noise when I put on the brakes and also, there is a lot of brake dust all over the pads, tires, etc.

 

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Chalk as a Spot RemoverMy mother had some great chalk spot remover, which I inherited. But I am running out and have been wondering how to replace it. Somewhere I saw that you could use ordinary playground chalk for similar spot cleaning (great for grease spots).

 

What Breed is My Dog?What kind of dog is she? She is definitely part chow because of the blue/black tongue.

 

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Money Sheets and Comforter SetI'm looking for a comforter set with money designs on it.

 

Black and Decker Gizmo Wall CaddyWhen our Black and Decker Gizmo finally would no longer charge, my husband tossed the whole thing, including the wall caddy that held everything. I purchased a new Gizmo, because I was lost without it, but it did not come with the wall caddy and they are no longer available as an accessory.

 

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How Much Should an 11 Year Old Weigh?How much should an 11 year old girl weigh?

 

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Keeping an Inside Dog OccupiedMy nearly 2 year old Dachshund is obsessed with balls and barks constantly. It's too hot for him to play outside. How do you keep a dog occupied throughout the day, without playing with him constantly.

 

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Using Frozen MeatballsI hope someone can give me some suggestions here. After my daughter's wedding, there was a ton of leftover meatballs (they were appetizers). They have been frozen, but we are sick of just spaghetti with meatballs and tomato sauce.

 

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Veterinary On-line Pet ForumDoes anyone here know of an online pet forum that is moderated by veterinarians who will answer pet health concerns? My doggie is okay, but I'd like this information for the future. Thanks in advance.

 

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Euthanizing Puppies With ParvoIs it animal cruelty for a vet to put 4 month old pups with parvo to sleep without treatment first?

 

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Using a Tony Little Gazelle With Knee PainI have had a Tony Little Gazelle for about 2 years. Around 10 months ago my left knee started to hurt even when I lay in bed and its not getting any better. Should I stop using the gazelle. I can't afford an MRI which was recommended by my doctor. Thanks.

 

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Using a Galloping Gourmet OvenI need to know how use my Galloping Gourmet dutch oven.

 

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Peanut Butter Cornflake BarsYears ago in school at lunch there were peanut butter bar cookies that were made w/ peanut butter and cornflakes. Kind of the same idea as Rice Krispie treats. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. They were my fave.

 

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Dyeing Rugs That Have Already Been DyedI once dyed my bathroom rugs with Rit dye from steel gray to scarlet. I now want to change them to either drab olive or paprika. These color combo's are on Rit's website.

 

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Armour Etch Left Film on GlassesI tried the Armour Etch on my glasses. I now have a film on them. Is there any way to get that off?

 

What Breed is My Dog?What breed is my dog? I know she's cocker spaniel but I think she's something else too.

 

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Peaches Falling Off Tree After RainstormsWe have a small "patio peach" planted and after every rain this year we lose a bunch of little baby peaches which seem to be growing fine otherwise. We have had a few nice rainstorms and some showers for the last three weeks.

 

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Creating Special Memories With Your ChildMy daughter will be starting kindergarten this year, and my due date is around the same time. It has occurred to me that in the next few months nothing will be the same for the two of us.

 

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Deodorizing an Ash TrayWhat can I put in ash trays so that they have a nice smell? Thanks.

 

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Odors When Wood Gets HotWhen it gets hot or humid, my mom says the wooden shelves in her bedroom give off a nasty smell. They have been treated and have been shellacked.

 

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Oleander Not BloomingMy Oleander is not blooming. What can I do?

 

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Blooms But No TomatoesI have tomato plants that look very healthy. They put on blossoms, but they fall off and no fruit develops. Any solution?

 

What Breed is My Dog?Please can you tell me what breed this dog is? Her ears and her tail, which curls over her back when she is confident, are very mobile leaving us in no doubt as to her feelings. Looking forward very much to your answer. Thank you.

 

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