October 1, 2009

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Recipes

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No-Filler MeatloafCombine and pour in 2 loaves. Put 1/4 cup ketchup on top. Bake in 350 degree F. oven for 1 1/2 hours.

 

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Chicken Broccoli CasserolePlace chicken and broccoli in layers in 9x13 casserole. Mix soup, milk, mayonnaise and lemon juice.

 

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Twice Baked Cheesy Mashed Potatoes I love cheese and this recipe is an excellent use of leftover mashed potatoes, too :-) Saute chopped onion in oil until tender. Combine the sauteed onion, mashed potatoes, 1 cup cheese, bacon, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

 

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Toasted Spice CakeCream shortening. Gradually add sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add egg yolks and beat again. Sift flour; measure and add salt, soda, baking powder and spices.

 

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Autumn Fish StewRemove frozen fillet from freezer. Let stand at room temperature to thaw slightly. Meanwhile, in a 4 qt. soup kettle over medium heat, in hot salad oil, cook onion until tender.

 

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Popcorn Ball SpidersColored popcorn balls decorated with candy make a really fun and easy treat for kids to make and share with friends.

 

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Fried EggplantPare eggplant and slice in rings 1/4 inch thick. Salt. Roll in egg and then cracker crumbs or flour. Fry in hot oil until a golden brown color on both sides.

 

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Oriental Stuffed Chicken Breast With Sweet and Sour SauceGot this recipe years ago and personalized it. Family favorite. Soak bread in sherry until most is absorbed, mash and set aside. Saute onion, celery, and garlic until brown, remove from heat, set aside.

 

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Skinny Mexican SoupLow in calories, high in fiber, fast and easy. Cook the ground turkey. Then add broth, beans, and salsa. Mix well and let it come to a boil.

 

Articles

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Check for Weevils in Stored FoodI had simmered down and deboned the carcass of a lovely broasted chicken for soup. The broth was perfect, as was the fresh veggies and spices that I added. Into my pristine soup, I proceeded to pour a box of rice and it was full of weevils.

 

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Garden Safety TipsGardening may seem like a low-key leisure activity, but it involves a lot of tools and at times, a lot of physical effort. Each year hundreds of thousands of people visit the emergency room for gardening related injuries.

 

Scenery: Lake Benton, MichiganSave money on these wonderful fall days. Pack a lunch and take a ride. Enjoy the beauty Nature has to offer. This is what we found at Lake Benton in Michigan to enjoy with our lunch on Sunday.

 

Salem and Loki (Cats)Salem and Loki are 14 years and 7 years old. They are both a mixed breed. I rescued Salem (black) from an independent shelter while living in Montreal. Loki (white and black) was the only cat left in a litter that my friend had, from rescuing a feral pregnant cat and I took him in.

 

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Product Review: Bissel Little Green Carpet CleanerI was painting my room a nice shade of navy blue; I stupidly moved my ladder and didn't pay attention to where I was going and knocked my paint can over on my CREAM CARPET.

 

Crocheted placemats in Fall colors.

Cheerful Fall PlacematsThese placemats will be perfect from September to November. The bright clean fall colors will go great with any natural centerpieces or you can find beautiful silk mums and fall leaves this time of year.

 

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Pull Your Coupons Off Products Before CheckoutDon't expect the cashiers at the check out to pull coupons off of products for you! Some do but some do not! I have been disappointed several times about this.

 

Kasey (Labrador Retriever)

Kasey (Labrador Retriever)Kasey is 2 1/2 years old and a AKC Labrador Retriever. We got Kasey as a puppy at 8 weeks of age. Kasey loves to go for a walk every evening, swim, play ball in the yard and chase squirrels.

 

Beautiful Fall Leaves

Beautiful Fall LeavesI was volunteering on Fort Eustis base in Yorktown, VA where I am staying. While walking between buildings, I spotted this wonderful little leaf. It seems to scream "I am still green inside!"

 

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Hardy Kiwi 'Michigan State'I just discovered that there are kiwi vines that are now available for zone 3-9, so they are very hardy! I did find that they need a male kiwi plant to be with up to 8 other female kiwis.

 

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Seeding Green PeppersSlice through each indentation along the length of the pepper. Grip the rounded end at the bottom side of the pepper and peel back toward the stem. It should automatically tear off along the stem.

 

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Antiseptic Body WashMake a lovely antiseptic body wash by adding a few drops of tea tree essential oil to your shower gel or foam bath. Shake it well and enjoy!

 

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Shelf Liner for Securing Throw RugsMy husband scored several new oriental style rugs. The problem is that the smaller area rugs slipped on our linoleum flooring.

 

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Organizing a Computer AreaWhen we set up the computer in our spare bedroom, I needed an area to show pictures, messages, and reminders. I hung a bulletin board on the wall behind the monitor so I could hang things to catch my attention.

 

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Removing Labels from JarsDo you like to save glass jars to reuse as storage, but sometimes have problems removing the labels? Using a razor blade or what I use is a razor box cutter, slice large sections of the label.

 

Questions

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Glass Stuck to an Oil PaintingI have an oil painting that is about 50 years old. It was framed and covered with glass. The glass has stuck to the painting. What can I do to save the painting? It is so pretty that I hate to have to toss, after finding it at a sale.

 

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Do Fungus Gnats Bite?Has anyone been bitten by these little fungus gnats and had a pimple like sore appear?

 

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Dye Transfer on Football UniformI accidentally washed my son's white football uniform with his maroon one and of course the white one now has a pink tint to it. The sleeves on the white one are black and maroon so is there any way I can get the white part back to white without messing with the sleeves and their color?

 

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What Color Should I Paint My Kitchen?I recently purchased a new home with beautiful tones of brown sandstone countertops and rust red porcelain tiling. All of the cupboards are finished with a pinky beige color. They are referred to as cherry cabinets, but I see them as pinkish.

 

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Helping Children Keep Their Rooms Clean My 11 year old daughter cleans her room once a month and it keeps getting messy again. What should she do to keep her room clean?

 

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Drying Okra for CraftsDo you blanch okra before putting it in the oven at a low temperature for ten hours to dry it for crafts? I am going to make okra angels and the okra has already been picked off the vine.

 

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Removing Paint and Grout from a BathtubHow can I remove dried on grout from a porcelain bathtub?

 

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Egg White Liquid EquivalentHow much liquid is in an egg white?

 

Discontinued Wallpaper From Osborne and LittlePlease any one help me find this wallpaper? I know it was purchased from Osborne and Little, Kings Rd. London in 2006 or before. I only need one roll.

 

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Cleaning Sticky Residue on Laminate Flooring How do I get the sticky feeling off laminated flooring? I have tried water and vinegar and just plain hot water for damp mopping and it doesn't work.

 

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White Gold Ring Turned YellowI recently got married. A few days after we were married, I was admiring my rings when I noticed my wedding band was still "white gold", but my engagement ring had a dull yellow color.

 

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Covering Windows With Plastic to Reduce Heating BillsI was wondering if anyone could tell me approximately how much money they've saved on heating bills by putting plastic in the windows to keep drafts out? I know this will depend on a lot of things, but I'm just trying to see if this is worth doing.

 

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I Forgot the Lemon in My Canned JellyWhat will happen if I forgot to add lemon in my canned jelly?

 

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Homemade Body Wash Too ThinMy homemade body wash came out runny. How can I thicken it?

 

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Refilling Febreze Noticeables Does anyone know of a specific oil that can be used in the Febreze plug ins? I have tried some that Walmart sells, but the end result is not good. I love to use the Febreze Noticeables, but they are so costly.

 

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German Shepherd With an Undershot JawMy 12 month old German Shepherd has an undershot jaw. I'm told German Shepherds are late developers, so is there still a chance it will correct its self?

 

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24 Day Pickled Egg RecipeI am looking for pickled egg recipe. I do believe it is called "The 24 Day Pickled Eggs". You let the eggs pickle for 24 days. I can not remember what goes in them.

 

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Reviews of Steam CleanersI'm looking for a steam cleaner that can do it all. I already have a carpet steam cleaner but want one that can clean grout, showers, and have an attachment for tile floors. From what I've seen my only option is a handheld unit which is fine, I just want to find the best and most affordable one.

 

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