October 23, 2009

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Toasted Bagel Ham Salad SandwichA great way to use up leftover holiday ham. Process the ham in a food processor until just barely chopped (about 6 pulses) and remove to a small bowl.

 

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Refrigerator Leftover CakeRecipe for cake made from all sorts of leftovers! If you don't think your family will eat leftovers then try this recipe, they'll never guess what's in it. lol. You will need at the very least a blender to make this cake.

 

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Garlic PickleBraise crushed masalas and seeds in oil. Remove and let it cool a little. Add garlic. Boil vinegar and tamerind and salt together till thick.

 

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Bacon French DressingCombine all ingredients except bacon in a bottle of jar. Cover tightly and shake well. Chill several hours. Remove garlic. Add bacon just before combining with shredded cabbage.

 

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Make Ahead Spinach CasserolePreheat oven to 350 F. Grease 8x8 baking pan. Combine all ingredients. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour or until set. Serves 6.

 

Articles

Queenie (Beagle)

Queenie (Beagle)Queenie is a 6 month old Beagle. My boyfriend went to get her in West Virginia, About a month ago. She likes to play with her animals, and is afraid of everything.

 

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Egg Salad Snack CrackerTry this idea instead of chips. Mix chopped, hard boiled eggs with a little mayonnaise to make a simple egg salad, then spread a little on top of an ordinary saltine cracker. Simple, delicious, less expensive, and more nutritious than a bag of chips.

 

small dog

Eddie the DogEddie is a 4 year old mixed breed dog. My step-son brought him home and over time he became my dog. Eddie is a momma's boy. We have another dog named Duke and Duke weighs about 75 lbs, but Eddie is the boss around here.

 

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Baby Oil for Tickling EarI had a tickling feeling in my ears. I went to the general practitioner and it didn't help. I warmed few drops of baby oil, and dropped it my ear and I never got it again.

 

Halloween scene.

Pine Cone Halloween SceneA Halloween scene made from wood and pine cones. Saw the wood from the bottom of a tree trunk. Glue the pine cones and the knick knacks in any position you like.

 

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Halloween: Home Party for Sick KidsYears ago at Halloween I had two children who were not feeling well, so I did a rush job of planning a "party". We lived in a large, two story house, so here is what I did.

 

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Use Insect Repellent to Remove Permanent MarkerIf you every need to get permanent marker off of a hard surface (folder, notebook, counter, floor, etc.), use bug spray.

 

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Think Recycling Before You Throw Anything AwayContribute to your child's education and the earth's welfare at the same time! Teachers are always in need of odd items, they often spend their own personal money in order to have more effective teaching tools.

 

bald eagle

Eagle in Utah's Hogle ZooMy husband and I took our little baby girl to the zoo one afternoon and we went to the bird show, where I got this picture of an eagle in front of a hanging flag. I love how it turned out!

 

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Pineapple PancakesSpread crushed pineapple on paper towels to remove as much juice as possible. After pancake has been cooked on one side, sprinkle pineapple onto the pancake just before flipping it over.

 

Halloween Taffy and Candy Corn

No Sew Halloween CostumesThere are a few kid-friendly costumes that can be made from items in your home. You'll find that for an adult or child's costume you won't need to spend a fortune or search the town for the pieces for these costumes.

 

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Use Canned Tomatoes Instead of Spaghetti SauceUse diced or crushed tomatoes from a can in place of spaghetti or tomato sauce, and then add your own spices for an inexpensive, easy, and tasty sauce made to your liking.

 

Spooky Witch Costume

Halloween: Spooky Witch CostumeMy granddaughter had a witch costume. We hot glued plastic spiders all over the hat and painted her face a nice shade of green and added "warts."

 

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Use Cornstarch to Help Remove Pet MatsIf your dog is matted, before bathing them, use cornstarch and a wide tooth comb to un-mat them. The cornstarch absorbs the oil that sticks to the dirt and creates the mat. Trim all fur once doggy is dry.

 

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Secure Ribbon on Spools With Rubber BandsInstead of using tape or pins to keep you rolls of ribbon from unwinding, I found that rubber bands are easier, quicker, and leave no holes or stickiness on the ribbon.

 

Fun Star Crayon

Fun Star CrayonNever throw an old broken crayon away again. Renew it's life by making something old into something new. Recycle your old crayons into fun new new ones! Here's how...

 

Questions

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Wine Theme Cross Stitch Pattern?I'm looking for a cross stitch pattern that has a wine theme (like a glass of wine with some grapes and/or cheese and crackers, etc. next to the glass of wine.

 

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Family Fun Magazine Craft from 2006?Does anyone have the magazine "Family Fun" May 2006? I am interested in page 24, "Try These Bug Bites".

 

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Bill Me Later Online Stores?Where can I get guaranteed shop online now and pay later credit?

 

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Retro Aluminum Tumblers?Does anyone remember the old metal ice trays and the old metal drink tumblers? They gave water such an amazing taste and as a kid I used to drink water constantly. Used to even get in trouble for drinking it out of the ice trays.

 

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Cleaning Pet Urine Odor on Concrete?I'd like to ask if there is any way to remove odours from concrete caused by mink. Three years ago minks were placed in a semi finished building. After that, there is a terrible smell in all the building. Maybe due to their feed or urine. I really don't know.

 

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Crochet Yarn Weights?I am presently using weight 3 in the cotton yarn for crocheting a table scarf. However, when I go to purchase thread online, I run across weights that I am not familiar with. What is comparable to 3 weight?

 

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Freeing a Stuck Water Supply Valve?How do I free a stuck water supply valve?

 

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Thomas the Train Cross Stitch Pattern?I'm hoping someone has a cross stitch pattern for "Thomas The Train", because my grandson's name is Tommy and he's crazy about trains. Thank you.

 

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Mini Steam Iron Not Working?Why is my mini steam iron not working, after reaching 20 pounds of pressure? How do I rectify this problem?

 

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Repairing Cigarette Burns on a Linoleum Floor?I have several cigarette burns on my kitchen linoleum floor? Any way to remove them other than replacing the linoleum ?

 

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Storing Flower Bulbs?Because we've just started a major renovation project requiring our whole yard to be torn up, I dug up all the bulbs, corms, and tubers around the house.

 

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Removing Glue from Wool Blazer?I have taken an emblem off the pocket of a man's wool blazer. There was a small amount of glue under the emblem. How can I remove the glue?

 

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Making Lighted Wine Bottles?I went to a craft show and saw a wine bottle with lights, but the person cut the hole near the bottom of the wine bottle and inserted the lights so you don't see it from the top.

 

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Active Sweet 16 Party Ideas?My daughter is turning 16 and she doesn't want to have a typical Sweet 16. I understand and I want to throw her something super original.

 

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Remedy for Muscle Spasms?I have always had problems with muscle spasms even as a child, but they have gotten worse in the past year. If I have to get up in the night to go to the bathroom and don't, I immediately go into extreme muscle spasms in both of my legs.

 

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Participating in Clinical Trials?Is there any clinical research going on in India about the very dry skin since birth? To date I could not find any doctor for treatment of my dry skin problem. Everybody says it's a genetic problem and can not be treated with medications.

 

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Growing Sunflowers Without Sunlight?Can sunflowers grow without sunlight?

 

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"Bingo Dauber" Halloween Costume?How do I make a Halloween costume for a bingo dauber?

 

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What is This Poem? (The Secret Heart) Several years ago after my son passed away I found a poem in his school papers. I lost the poem and have searched the internet and can't find it and hope someone in our community can help me find it again. I feel pretty sure that my son didn't write it.

 

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Watching Out of Season TV Shows?Where can I watch Lost season 5 online?

 

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Removing a Stain on Corian?I have a grayish stain on beige Corian counter top, around the sink. I don't know how it got there. How do you clean the Corian?

 

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What is Cake Flour?What is cake flour? I have never heard of it.

 

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Recipes Using Canned Pumpkin?I am looking for desserts made with canned pumpkin. Any tested recipe ideas would be appreciated.

 

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Decorating with Candy Corn?I am looking for a clever way to present candy corn, please help.

 

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