December 7, 2009

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Cheesy Please Tater TotsYum as a side dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Place shredded potatoes in a bowl. Add cheddar cheese, green onions, salt, egg, flour and mix and then heat one inch of oil in a skillet.

 

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Peanut Blast SquaresVery simple to do. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium saucepan, melt butter. Stir in graham cracker crumbs until blended.

 

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Chicken With Mushrooms and CheeseMelt margarine in heavy skillet. Saute chicken, onion and garlic salt until chicken is lightly browned. Place chicken mixture in a glass 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour hot chicken broth over it. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour, turning chicken every 15 minutes.

 

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Indian CasseroleBrown beef, onions, green pepper. Add tomatoes and hominy. Pour into buttered casserole. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Remove casserole from oven.

 

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Mint SaladMix gelatin, pineapple (plus juice), and marshmallows. Let stand at room temperature overnight. Stir in Cool Whip and crushed mints. Pour into 9x13 inch pan and freeze.

 

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Starshinin's Cheesy Brown Rice and Broccoli CasseroleEasy to make and like comfort food. Cook the brown rice in the chicken broth until done. Drain and save broth. Saute onion and garlic.

 

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Pumpkin CakeMelt butter in 9x13 inch cake pan. When cool, stir in 1 egg and mix well. Add cake mix. Stir until all are mixed, then pat evenly in bottom of pan.

 

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English ToffeeCook butter, sugar, water and vanilla over medium heat, stirring constantly until golden brown. Put 1/3 cup almonds on a buttered 9x9 inch pan. Pour "batter" on top of nuts. Place Hershey bars on top.

 

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Cranberry Banana BreadPreheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cream shortening and sugar in bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and bananas. Add flour and soda; mix well.

 

Articles

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Use a Post-it to Keep Your Place in a Crochet PatternIf you always lose your place reading a crochet pattern, keep a 3x5 inch Post-it pad handy. Stick a note on the row you're working on. You can use the note to write on too!

 

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Do Your HomeworkDoing your homework can save a lot of money. Yes, studying hard in school could land you a job that drives home in a sports car, but it's an easier type of homework that saves money right now.

 

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Snowman Money HolderSewn from white felt, this snowman has a pocket in which he carries some money for the recipient.

 

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Hot Dog Bun for Garlic ToastI was clear out of garlic bread to go with my spaghetti, so I used split hot dog buns to make garlic toast. I slathered on the butter, sprinkled heavy with garlic powder and placed it under the broiler til toasted. Turned out very good.

 

Minette (Tabby)Minette is 6 years old. She is a Tabby. Minette was given to us 3 years ago when the previous owners couldn't keep her anymore. Minette is declawed and will bite when she's aggravated, which is what happened when a 2 year old pulled her tail.

 

Newsprint for Wrapping Paper

Free Newsprint for Wrapping PaperMost newspaper publishers have tons of end-rolls (rolls of unused newspaper paper) that they'll gladly give you for FREE! Even a small roll could be enough to wrap an entire year's worth of Christmas AND birthday gifts.

 

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Use Stovetop Glass Cleaner on Baking DishesI have a lot of glass baking dishes and I also have a glass top range. I recently found a glass top spray cleaner out by "Easy Off", It can also be used on glass dishes too. You just spray it on and let it set for a short time then wipe it off.

 

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Have Bathing Children "Paint" With Soap Let your small children clean the tub! when they are taking their bath at night, they love to play with something in the tub, give them the little tiny sponge paintbrushes, and let them (paint) clean the tiles on the tub with the colored soap bubbles you buy at Walmart!

 

Recycled Jeans Hotmitts

Recycled Jeans HotmittsMy son is a career soldier and lives with only the basic necessities of life because the army moves him from one duty station to another. I used his microwave and noticed he didn't have any hot mitts. So I made him a man's set of hot mitts from an old pair of blue jeans.

 

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Make a Cat Bed With Crumpled NewspaperMy cat loves the crunchy sound of crumpled-up paper, I guess it sounds like leaves. I've been trying to figure out some use for old magazines, and I've just made him a bed by stuffing an old pillowcase full of their wadded-up pages.

 

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Growing Cardinal Vines From SeedThe cardinal vine seeds are hard. What I do is rub the seeds with some sand paper, instead of nicking them. Also soak in warm water overnight.

 

Ginger (Pekingese)

Ginger (Pekingese)Ginger is 3 lovely years. She is a Pekingese, she's so perfect! She was adopted from the Myrtle Beach Shelter. She was 9 months old at the time.

 

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Walnut Shells Filled With SurprisesAn easy, inexpensive and fun stocking stuffer that my grandchildren have enjoyed. Crack walnuts in half, clean out the nut meat and save the shells. You can fill them with change, small jewelry, miniature animals, I.O.U. notes, etc.

 

Wrinkled paper on wall.

Old World "Stucco" WallsAfter putting up with dark paneled walls I busted loose and covered them with tissue paper. This is how I did it. It is a long process so I suggest you do one wall at a time.

 

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Keep Kitty Litter Smelling FreshTo keep cat litter fresh smelling, mix baby powder in with the litter.

 

Questions

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Used Tea in the GardenI know that you can use eggshells and coffee grounds in the ground, can you also use tea leaves?

 

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Gum on SuedeI have a suede jacket that I put in the dryer to freshen it up before wearing it. I failed to check the pockets after it had been in the closet all year. To my surprise I had gum all over the inside of my dryer and have spots of gum all over my suede jacket.

 

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Number of Dry Measure Cups in a PoundHow many cups are in a pound of brown sugar?

 

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Long Term Mice Control SolutionWe have recently seen a couple field mice near the back door of our house. We have seen them escape into a hole in the ground that is butted up right next to the foundation.

 

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Remedies for Nail RidgesWhat helps the ridges that are on my nails?

 

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Cherry Mash DessertsDoes anyone have a recipe for cherry mash desserts?

 

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Knitted Bandana Bonnet PatternI need a knitting pattern for a bandana bonnet.

 

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Making Tasty Turkey BurgersHow do you make the best tasting turkey burgers? Mine always seems like it has no seasoning even after I season it with salt and pepper and always fall apart. I also add 1/2 cup bread crumbs, salt, and pepper, (kids don't like onions and bell peppers).

 

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Leather Suite CleaningI have acquired an old leather suite, which I have tried cleaning as the dirt is ground in. I have cleaned it with white vinegar and olive oil with a few drops of lemon oil, but this didn't work. Can anyone help me with this? Many thanks.

 

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Wine Stain on Wool Blend JacketHow do I get a 3 day old red wine stain out of a white 60% wool, 30% polyester, 10% rayon jacket?

 

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Microwave Turns on But Doesn't Heat FoodMy Delonghi microwave lights up, and the turntable works, but it doesn't heat. Any ideas? Cheers.

 

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Online Pay Day LoansHas anyone tried to get a payday loan from usainstantpayday.com ?

 

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Homemade Christmas CraftsFor Christmas I make tons of crafts for family and friends. Does anyone have any ideas of crafts I can make before Christmas?

 

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Cleaning Stuffed Toys and DollsHow do you clean a stuffed bear and a doll and its hair?

 

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Paint Color for Child's Room with Black and White FloorWhat color should I paint my boys' room? They have a black and white checkered (racecar track) floor.

 

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Problems Starting 2000 TundraWe have a 2000 Toyota Tundra that is acting weird. This morning a clicking was coming from the engine and when we lifted the hood the starter was trying to engage.

 

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Does Rainy Weather Affect Making Jam and Jelly?Is it true that jelly and jam will not set when it is raining? I will be using commercial pectin.

 

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Different Types of FlourCan someone tell me what the difference between bread flour, self rising, and regular flour?

 

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Transporting a Tree from the Nursery in Cold WeatherWhat is the best way to transport a Norfolk Pine from the store to home when the temperature is 30 degrees?

 

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Removing Mortar Residue from Marble FloorI just installed a new marble floor in my bathroom and I need advice on how to clean the mortar residue and the footprints on the floor.

 

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Making Candles from Old WaxI am making candles from left over candle wax. Does anyone know an alternative way to get rich colour in them apart from buying candle dyes? Many thanks.

 

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Painting Counter Tops To Look Like GraniteHow can I create a faux granite countertop look?

 

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Crochet Pattern for Men's VestDoes anyone know where I can find a crochet pattern (free preferably, but for sale if not) for a man's V-neck sweater vest (sleeveless pullover)?

 

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