November 23, 2009

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Recipes

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Chicken Corn ChowderIn a saucepan, cook celery and onion in butter until tender. Add remaining ingredients, except parsley.

 

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Pecan Bread Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Stir well, spoon into buttered 9x5 inch loaf pan. Bake 1 hour.

 

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Basic Baked Moist StuffingPerfect if you're not roasting an entire stuffed turkey. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Saute the onion and celery in a skillet until just barely tender, meanwhile, heat the broth and pepper in a large pan.

 

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Italian Spinach and Noodle CasserolePrepare noodles according to package directions; drain. Mix together cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, eggs, spinach, parsley, garlic salt and pepper in a large bowl.

 

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Apple Pound CakeThis cake is delicious and so hearty you could have a slice for breakfast with a glass of milk! My family loves it!

 

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Italian SaladMix together all ingredients and pour the Italian dressing over them. Marinate 24 hours.

 

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Bubba's Sloppy Joe CasseroleQuick, easy and keeps well. Pour oil in to skillet. Brown meat in oil. Add Sloppy Joe seasoning. Follow directions on package.

 

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Creamy Mushroomed Pork ChopsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Dust chops and brown. Slice mushrooms and saute' them quickly in butter with the onions.

 

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Roasting A TurkeyThis is my mom's recipe from when I was a kid. Best turkey I have ever eaten!This is my mom's recipe from when I was a kid. Best turkey I have ever eaten! Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Rinse bird in cold water.

 

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Night Before Scrambled Egg CasseroleSaute' ham and green onions in margarine. Add beaten eggs and cook until soft curds form. Stir in mushrooms and cheese sauce (which has been prepared as any basic white sauce).

 

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Homemade Cranberry SauceThis is about as easy as it gets and only takes ten minutes.

 

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Stringy Cheese SoupHeat the oil and butter in a 5 qt. pot. Add the onion and garlic; saute until the onion is transparent. Add the chilies, tomato, beef stock and base, and water.

 

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Recipes Using Canned Cranberry SauceLast year Woman's Day magazine printed a fantastic holiday recipe made with jello, cranberry sauce, pineapple, etc. All ingredients were poured into paper muffin cups.

 

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Cinnamon Pork Tenderloin In a large resealable bag, combine the first 6 ingredients. Add pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 4 - 6 hours

 

Articles

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Thanksgiving Family PotluckMy husband and I now live in a apartment. Our children are all grown. We knew this year in order to see our kids, I had to organize a gathering. I decided it was time the children shared in the work.

 

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T-Shirt to Storage BagBack in the 60's, I saved all my pantyhose for crafts or wearing with pants. I decided I needed some way to keep them and ended up making an old shirt into a storage bag.

 

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Lady Lacy Lovebug (Yorkie)Lady Lacy Lovebug is a 5 year old Yorkie. I got her one year ago, rescued from a puppy mill. She likes to have her tummy rubbed. When we first got her, Lacy was very shy. It took a long time to get her to come out from under the furniture.

 

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Avoid Shopping Black FridayBlack Friday many people have the day after thanksgiving off. What to do? Free newspapers full of glossy pamphlets and coupons. Throw the entire newspaper away (recycle). Do you really want to save $2 on an item which ends up being no benefit at all.

 

crocheted scarves

Crocheted ScarvesI do crochet for various local charities in my area. I'm supported by the ladies of my church who help by supplying the yarn needed to make these items.

 

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Product Review: Oxo Corn StripperI've been looking for a gadget that would get corn off the cob without splattering it all over the counter top. I bought it at Bed Bath and Beyond and love it! Remember to use one of their coupons if you go to the store.

 

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Link: Check Epinions Before ShoppingBefore you spend any money buying things this holiday season, you might find reviews at this website helpful. It also might help others if you also sign up and give your review of a product you own.

 

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Have Butcher Saw Turkey in Half for Easier Freezer StorageTurkeys are always cheapest at this time of year, so if possible, buy an extra for a few months from now. You can ask the butcher to saw it in half and store the halves in your freezer, or give one to a friend. The halves are easier to store in freezer than a whole bird.

 

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Paper Crafter's JokePaper crafters never die, they just become unglued.

 

Snowman candy jar.

Snowman Candy JarDecorate baby food jar as snowman to hold candy. Remove lid from jar and use as a guide to cut a circle of red or green felt.

 

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Use Lonely Socks to Keep Gas Off HandsWhen filling the gas tank on my vehicle I seem to always get the smell of gas on my hands. For years I carried a pair of gloves to wear just for this and slipped them in a plastic bag in between fill ups, now and then I would take them in and wash them.

 

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Turkey CandelabraA turkey that lights up for great conversations and giggles. Prop the pumpkin on an angle on the platter so the top points up at a 45-degree slant if it doesn't balance easily.

 

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Mark Shampoo to Avoid MistakesIf you're like me, and need reading glasses, you may not be able to distinguish the shampoo and cream rinse in the shower due to their similar appearance.

 

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Paint Butcher Paper for WallsIf you cannot paint your walls (renting, etc.), and are tired of that same, dreary color, use butcher paper to add some color to your home. The butcher paper I mean is the kind on a roll.

 

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Prepare Food in Advance for Holiday MealsI always prepare holiday desserts a day or two ahead of time. I peel and cut my potatoes the night before the big day and then place them in a pot of water and store it overnight in the fridge.

 

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Save Bread Scraps for Holiday DressingIf you make dressing for Thanksgiving, now is the time to start saving your good bread. Any pieces of leftover french bread, biscuit or cornbread, rolls, no matter how small, just put in a big zip lock bag.

 

Saving Money on Video GamesVideo game systems are expensive, but adding games to play with the system really breaks the budget. There really isn't a way to avoid the cost without avoiding video games completely, but there are ways to lighten the burden.

 

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Removing a SplinterTips for removing splinters.

 

himalayan cat

In Memory of Fancy (Himalayan)Fancy was a five year old Himalayan. Fancy was given to me five years ago. She was given away because the owner didn't want her any more. Fancy was the perfect pet.

 

Questions

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Spiderman Themed Birthday Party (3 year old)Does anybody have any ideas for games and things for an indoor Spiderman birthday party for a 3 year old?

 

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Inexpensive Wedding and Reception Locations in Ellis County, TXI am needing a place to get married and have the reception that's a reasonable price, somewhere in or around Ellis County. Does anyone know of any places? Thanks.

 

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What Chemicals Are in Unsalted Butter?What chemical elements are present in unsalted butter?

 

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Make Mashed Potatoes AheadIs there a way I can prepare mashed potatoes the day before Thanksgiving?

 

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Nicotine Stains on Lamp ShadesHow do you get nicotine out of white fur lamp shades?

 

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Renting Out a Vintage Pinball MachineI have a 1988 pinball machine called the Black Knight. It is not digital. It is pristine and in excellent condition. Someone suggested I try to rent it to bars/restaurants. Any idea who I could contact about something like this?

 

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Home Made Pliable Hair Styling PasteI am looking for a recipe for homemade pliable hair styling paste? (Something like Redken Rewind?)

 

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Christmas Gift for Farmer Boyfriend What should I get my boyfriend for Christmas? He's 17 and we've been going out for a month. He's a farmer and a country guy.

 

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Cooking Ahead for Holiday MealsHow much in advance can I make pumpkin pies and green bean casserole and still have them taste good? And does anyone add soy sauce to green bean casserole?

 

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Lip Balm Stains on Microfiber SofaCan anyone tell me how to get Carmex (lip balm) out of dark green micro fiber sofa. She tried a shampooer and it only made it worse. It is a large area as my niece's daughter smeared it all over herself and then rolled on the couch. Thanks.

 

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Whirlpool Senseon Dryer Drum Not TurningI have a Whirlpool gold Senseon drying system and it turns on, but doesn't spin. I tried closing the door again, selecting a different load size, and cleaning the lint trap. Any ideas?

 

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Curling Lucky Bamboo PlantHow and where do you wind the copper wire on an indoor bamboo plant?

 

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Kitten Sucking on EverythingDoes anyone know how I can stop my 11 week old kitten from sucking on everything she can get in her mouth? I realize she may have been taken from her mother too soon, but it is a very annoying habit.

 

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Trouble Printing On-line CouponsWhen I try to print on line coupons, I get a message telling me my printer does not support their website. What's up with that?

 

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Can I Use Acrylic Yarn to Make Potholders?Can acrylic yarn be used when crocheting hot pads and potholders or does cotton yarn have to be used? Will acrylic melt when a hot pan is on it? Thanks ahead of time.

 

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Glass Block LightsI would like to find directions for making lighted glass block decorations.

 

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Yellow FoodsWhere can I find a list of all the yellow foods?

 

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Permanent Marker on Flat Based PaintI need to know how to remove markers off flat painted walls.

 

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Vinegar for Flaky Pie CrustsI want to make my pie crust with vinegar. Does anyone have this recipe?

 

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Secret Pal Gifts for Seventh Grade GirlI am participating in a Secret Pal program with our church's junior youth. I have a 7th grade girl for whom I need to find cool, thrifty gifts, and ideas. We are asked to give them a gift at least once a month. Any and all ideas would be appreciated.

 

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Exterior Paint Color to Coordinate with Maroon Iron RoofI have a house roofed with maroon iron sheets. Which wall color will match with the roof? If possible send me photos with this type of roofing and walls painted in suggested colors.

 

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Repairing a Rusty Dishwasher RackI have this rusty stainless steel dish washer rack. I have been trying all sorts of things to remove the rust, but it doesn't go away, any ideas?

 

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