September 28, 2009

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Deeli's Jalapeno PoppersI simply love jalapenos and cheese ;-) In deep fryer or medium/large pot, heat oil to 400 degrees F. In small bowl, combine flour, beer, salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine and set aside.

 

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Chili SoupOnce your beans are cooked, this recipe goes together easily for a hearty meal. Try some nachos on the side.

 

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Cauliflower and PeasA good accompaniment with rice or roti. A veggie dish for vegans and all. Tasty and yummy.

 

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Strawberry PreservesBoil berries and vinegar for 3 minutes. Add sugar and boil 10 minutes. Pour into jelly glasses.

 

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Avocado Tuna BoatsTuna and avocados with a twist. Great for lunch or a quick dinner.

 

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Gluten Free Pumpkin CakeIt makes a nice moist gluten free dessert. Beat eggs then add sugar continuing to beat. Add pumpkin, oil, and applesauce and beat thoroughly.

 

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Southern Roast Beef SurpriseCombine onion, green pepper, garlic, beef bouillon and tomatoes in saucepan. Simmer, stirring occasionally until onion and green pepper are soft.

 

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Raisin BarsBring raisins and water to boil; add oil and cool to lukewarm. Add the remainder of ingredients; mix thoroughly and bake in moderate oven at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes.

 

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Baked Green BeansPlace beans in buttered baking dish. Add cubed cheese. Dilute soup with liquid; add salt.

 

Articles

crocheted crock pot strap

Crock Pot Strap PatternA few of the newer crock pots come with a strap to hold the lid in place, but mine didn't. One day my crock pot turned over in the car, that's when I decided to crochet my own strap.

 

Toilet Planter

Garden: Toilet PlanterThis is a picture of a commode that I use as a planter with lovely impatiens planted in it. I think it's very pretty! The commode was about to be thrown away so my husband got it for free from the literacy council here in town.

 

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Carpet Samples Under the Litter BoxI use rug samples under my cat litter box. I buy the samples at carpet stores. They are bound, various colors, and cheap. I usually can get them for $1 and in the color I want for my room.

 

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Reusing Milk SleevesWith the amount of milk my family goes through in a week, I was seeing too many litre milk sleeves going in the garbage. So now I cut them open along the top, wash them well and let them dry upside down.

 

Chinese Pug

Mama's Little Pugsley (Chinese Pug)Mama's Little Pugsley is a 9 year old Chinese Pug. Pugsley is my mother's pet. She got him as a Christmas present when he was 6 weeks old. He likes to dominate the household, especially the bed.

 

Dog wearing glasses.

Sammie (Border Collie/German Shepherd)Sammie is a 1 year old Border Collie and German Shepherd mix. We got her last August from a Tree Farm. She was in an orange bin with her brothers and sisters. My son fell in love with her immediately.

 

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Ask Hardware Store To Special Order Washing SodaFor all the people that can't find Arm and Hammer Washing Soda, Ace Hardware will order that and Fels Naptha for you. I just did it! I have spent lots of time tracking down those products. I sure hope this helps someone.

 

A woman unlocking her car.

Tips For Women's SafetyYour personal safety is your responsibility. We all would love to believe there is a cop around every corner, but that is not the reality of most situations. Because of recent abductions in daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation.

 

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Use Sink to Mix Caramel CornWhen making homemade carmel corn, try this! Wash your kitchen sink very well, I even spray it with a little rubbing alcohol and dry with a clean towel.

 

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Make a Hand With Plaster of ParisA great tip for one rubber glove was done in the sixties. We filled it with plaster of Paris and produced a slick hand, that was used for jewelry display or for Halloween fun.

 

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Use Vaseline on Birdfeeder to Keep Ants AwayTo keep the ants out of the hummingbird feeders, apply Vaseline or stiff hair jell to the hanger or wire of the feeder. The ants can go as far as the jell then they can't go further to get in the feeder.

 

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Storing Food for EmergenciesEverywhere I read about how we should be storing food due to fires, water shortage, etc. I store dry foods like rice, beans, oats, pasta, bulk foods and noodles by leaving them in their packages dating and storing them in plastic snap lid buckets.

 

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Use Vinegar Instead of Dryer SheetsActually this has to do with laundry, I have been told this before, but I tried this last weekend. I was not happy with my dryer sheets; I would rather not use them. Our sons use them so we have lots of them.

 

Bag Butterfly

Bag ButterflyA very simple project kids can make to decorate their rooms. Place some holiday garland or shredded tissue paper into a plastic sandwich bag.

 

Questions

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Discontinued Wallpaper: Waverly With Fruit and IvyI am looking for a double roll of Waverly wallpaper. It is red with yellow/gold pears, pomegranates, and grapes with green ivy.

 

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Uses for Old ShoesWhat can I do with old tennis shoes and steel toed work boots?

 

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Freezing Ground BeefHow long can you keep cooked ground beef in the freezer?

 

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Freezing Bean With Bacon SoupDoes the Bean With Bacon Soup recipe freeze OK?

 

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Homemade Clorox Anywhere CleanerDoes anyone know how to make a version of Clorox Anywhere cleaner? I need something that sanitizes, but is safe around children.

 

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Adjusting a Sofa's "Back Pitch Angle"I would appreciate professional advice regarding decreasing an upholstered sofa's "back pitch angle" other than having to raise the front of the frame. Thank you.

 

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Are There Doubled-Paned Shower Doors?I already asked about hard water stains on shower doors and I have tried everything that I can get. Some of it is still not coming off.

 

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Parvo Survival RateI have a 12 week old Puggle named Snickers. I took him to the vet today to find out if he had Parvo like we thought and he did. He is now in the hospital for 5-7 days. I hope and pray that my baby will make it. What are his chances of living?

 

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Removing Items from a Heater DuctMy husband dropped a plastic paint stirrer into the heat duct. It seems to have landed near the gas furnace. Does anyone have any suggestions as to who might be able to get it out. Maybe a duct cleaning service or HVAC?

 

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Help Breeding Zebra FinchesI had to take my male zebra finch out of the cage while the female was laying eggs, because she was fighting with him. Now the babies are hatching and I want to know if I should put him in again.

 

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Natural Repellent for LizardsWe have too many lizards that somehow get in the lanai through crevices we have yet to find. Is there anything natural that will repel them? I am sick of cleaning up after pets I never wanted, it's gross.

 

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Selling Scrapbooking ServicesI was asked to do a scrapbook for someone. Now that I have finished it, I am not sure how much to ask for it. I used my own materials and supplies and it was about 20 different pages. She did say she would pay me for doing the scrapbook for her. Any suggestions?

 

Recipes Using PawpawsWe have a great crop of ripe pawpaws this year. I know how to make cookies and bread with them (I found some recipes online last year), but was wondering if anyone know of any other uses/recipes for them?

 

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Getting Rid of SquirrelsHow do I get rid of squirrels?

 

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Harvesting Sunflower Plants and SeedsHow do you harvest sunflower plants and seeds?

 

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Piece Is Missing from a Barbie Clothes PatternI make barbie clothes for my granddaughters for Christmas. One of the patterns I use is missing a piece. It is Simplicity 5807 from 1992. Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the missing piece? It is piece M. It is the swimsuit piece. I would appreciate it very much.

 

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Printing CouponsWhere is the easiest place to print online grocery and miscellaneous coupons without all the hassle of downloading too much. I have downloaded some sites and still nothing prints and its not my printer. Please help.

 

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Deviled Eggs With Crab MeatI'm making deviled eggs with crab meat. Is it best to keep the hard boiled eggs in the fridge overnight and then make the filling the next morning? This is a dish I have to bring to work.

 

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Clear Plastic Jars With LidsWhere can I buy 16 oz and 31 oz clear plastic jars with lids?

 

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Grandy's Green Bean RecipeI would love to have the recipe for "Grandy's Restaurant" green beans. Can someone tell me how they make them. I really do like them and haven't been able to figure out how they make them?

 

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Louisiana Fish Fry RecipeI am looking for a recipe for the packets of Louisiana Seasoned Fish Fry. It comes in a blue and white package that you can buy at the grocery store. It's pretty expensive for the amount you get and I would love to be able to make my own.

 

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