November 12, 2009

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Videos

marshmallow skeleton

Marshmallow Skeleton CupcakeThis is a quick and easy cupcake to throw together at the last minute, yet still cute!

 

Candy Corn Vampire Teeth Cupcakes

Candy Corn Vampire Teeth CupcakesHere is a super simple decoration for Halloween cupcakes, using candy corn and marshmallows. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Recipes

Vegetable Beef Soup

Crock Pot Vegetable Beef SoupThis soup can be served in any number of different ways other than simply a soup. Dredge the beef in the flour and brown thoroughly. In a 5.5 qt crock pot, put all the ingredients.

 

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Chocolate CrinklesThis is a fudgy type cookie (think brownies)I like it because it is low in fat and very chocolaty. One usually has these items in the pantry.

 

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Applesauce Fruit CakeGrease 2 pans (8x4 inches) or 1 9 inch tube pan. Line with foil or brown paper and grease again. Combine applesauce, shortening, sugar in saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring now and again.

 

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Mom's Rocky Road BarsIn a large saucepan, combine and melt the shortening and cocoa. Add sugar and beat vigorously. Stir in eggs, flour and salt. Mix well and add nuts. Bake in greased 9x13 inch glass pan at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes.

 

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Instant PastaPasta ready in 10 minutes.

 

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"More" CasseroleBrown onion, beef in margarine; add salt. Add tomatoes and simmer 10 minutes. Cook noodles or macaroni. Partially cook the vegetables. Combine all ingredients.

 

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Pea and Nut SaladCombine all ingredients; chill.

 

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Bailey's Irish Cream (Copycat)I 'love' Bailey's Irish Cream but it's so expensive. Here's a pretty darn close tasting copycat recipe to make at home.

 

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Crispy Marinated Mozzarella StripsYum, yum! Place mozzarella strips on a large plate. Combine the olive oil, garlic, basil and salt and pour mixture over mozzarella.

 

Articles

Tea Gift BasketGift Baskets include: 2 cup ceramic teapot, 2 boxes herb tea, 1 jar clover honey, 2 hand knitted dish cloths, 2 homemade hot mitts1 homemade oven towel.

 

man pruning shrub

Revitalize Your Flowering Shrubs Through PruningWithout maintenance, most flowering shrubs eventually get overgrown and leggy or they start to lose their flower power. As tempting as it is to yank them out and start over - don't do it! Many can be revitalized with a couple of cost saving pruning techniques.

 

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Homemade DegreaserA natural and inexpensive degreaser is to keep white vinegar, water, and perhaps a drop of dish detergent in a spray bottle. This is handy to keep in the kitchen, but can be used in any room.

 

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Cleaning Smelly SocksI keep a glass jar by the sink for my 8 year old daughter's really grimy socks. I quickly rinse the socks out in water and then put them in the jar with dish washing detergent like Dawn and really hot tap water.

 

Finished holder.

Potted Plant HolderRecycle greeting cards to make a colorful holder for a potted plant. For a flower pot that is approx. 4 inches in diameter, cut 14 pieces of pattern A from the fronts of cards and 7 pieces from the backs for "fillers".

 

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Freeze Cupcakes Without FrostingMake cupcakes and freeze without frosting. Put in individual plastic bags when freezing. Add to lunches; they will thaw out in time for lunch.

 

Scenery: Scottish Clootie

Scenery: Scottish ClootieWe visited this 'Clootie' Well when we were on holiday. A 'clootie or cloot' in Scotland is a cloth. Legend has it that if you or someone you know has an illness, you hang a cloth of theirs at the well and they should get better.

 

Black dog.

Squeeky (Schnauzer/Terrier)Squeeky is approximately 18 months old. He is Schnauzer/Terrier mix. We adopted Squeeky from Miss Linda's Dogs for Adoption at the end of August. Someone had left him on the steps of a rescue foster home.

 

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Use a Timer With Your Heated BlanketI have an electric mattress pad that I put on a timer. It goes on at midnight and off at 9 am. The bed is nice and warm to crawl into, and is cooling off as I wake up.

 

Nikki (Chow Chow/Golden Retriever)

Nikki (Chow Chow/Golden Retriever)Nikki is 12 years old 5 months old. My dog is a mix of Chow Chow and Golden Retriever. i adopted my Nikki at the north shore animal shelter 12 years ago. She likes to take walks on the beach, hiking and playing with her toys.

 

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Freeze Extra Taco MeatI always cook extra when making taco flavored meat and freeze the extra in meal sized portions.

 

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Keep a Phone Book in the CarI put my old or extra telephone books in my car. It's always handy for phone numbers, addresses, most have maps and even coupons. If I have room I put one in my suit case when traveling.

 

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Sponge Eyeshadow Applicator for Cleaning KeyboardI have found the best item for cleaning around keys on the computer. A clean, sponge eyeshadow applicator. I always have extras of these (I use brushes instead).

 

Questions

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Buying Tiny Disco Ball MirrorsI am planning on making a hat for a friend's birthday party. I have an old army helmet and wanted to make it into a "Mirror Ball Helmet". Does anyone know where I can purchase ready made pieces of mirror to glue onto my hat?

 

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Surviving Family ThanksgivingMy husband and I invited both of our families over this year at our place. His mother has a problem with this because she is allergic to our two cats.

 

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Separating Old Currency That is Stuck TogetherI would like to know how to separate money bills that are stuck together? They are old and got wet, then dried. Please note that they are very dry, so I'm afraid they will break up. Please help.

 

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Other Uses for a Cooker Gasket Can anybody suggest a good use of cooker gasket, after it's no longer usable for cooking purposes?

 

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Clover-Shaped Casserole CozyI am looking for a pattern for a casserole cozy that is quilted and in the shape of a clover with 4 sections that meet in the center with a velcro or button/loop closure.

 

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Crocheted Barbie FurnitureI am looking for patterns for crocheted Barbie furniture.

 

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Repairing a Power Generator 4.2 KVAI have a Power Generator 4.2 KVA. After a years use mainly on weekends, it overloads when using a 2000 kilovat water boiler and kicks out the thermic button. It used to work that boiler when it was new. What has happened now?

 

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"Holiday Cheer Starts Here" Float IdeasI am looking for holiday float ideas for a cub scout pack. The theme is "Holiday Cheer Starts Here". I would appreciate any ideas.

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper: Millway MW 40218 lot 2AI'm looking for a discontinued wallpaper, Millway mw 40218 lot 2a. I know this is an impossible mission but any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

 

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Bleach Bottle Alternative for Santa Door DecorationI an from Scotland U.K. I printed the "Bleach Bottle Santa Door Decoration", but unfortunately I have been unable to find any gallon bleach containers.

 

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No Power After Replacing Receptacle on GFCI CircuitI have 4 receptacle outlets on one circuit; someone shorted the circuit when they touched the side of one of the receptacles; the breaker would not reset so I wired in a new receptacle. Now the breaker resets, but I still have no power.

 

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Dimmer Switch Tripped BreakerI recently made the 3 lights that I had in the basement into 10 can lights. I also added a dimmer switch to that, which made the GFI in the garage permanently tripped. Therefore the outlets outside do not work at all because there is only one breaker. What should I do?

 

Rust Stain on Antique Wooden Ice BoxWe have a antique oak ice box that got stained by a rusty scale. The stain left an imprint of the scale bottom, how can we get rid of the rusty stain?

 

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