January 12, 2010

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Pork Chops and Dressing BakeBrown chops and place in shallow pan. Combine remaining ingredients with pork chop drippings. Add enough water to cover top of pork chops.

 

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Ham and Almond Cheese SpreadCombine the cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, chives and Worcestershire in a blender or food processor and blend until barely smooth. Transfer in to a bowl, add ham and almonds and stir until well blended.

 

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Sausage Gravy This is a favorite of my husband's, but I must confess, I really don't care for it myself. He loves this over biscuits!

 

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Gooseberry SaladMix the two packages of gelatin with the water, sugar and vinegar. Chill until partially set. Drain the gooseberries, reserving the juice. To the juice, add enough water to make 1 1/2 cups of liquid.

 

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Raisin Griddle CookiesStir dry ingredients together into bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture is mealy. Beat eggs and then add milk blending the ingredients together. Add egg mixture and raisins to flour mixture.

 

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Peanutty Squash SoupClean, cube and peel squash. Place squash, broth, apple and onion in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until veggies and apples are tender, about 20 minutes.

 

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Homemade Pie CrustThis pie crust is no-fail from my Grandmother, Anna Maude

 

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Lemon Pepper Tuna over PastaIt's light, spicy, filling and good for you. Boil the pasta, drain, and toss back into the pot. Keep heat on low. At the same time, using a medium skillet, heat oil and cook peppers and garlic for 1-2 minutes.

 

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Sour Cream Gooseberry PieCombine sugar, flour, spices, salt and vanilla with sour cream. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Gently fold in gooseberries. Turn into unbaked pie shell.

 

Articles

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Product Review: Goo Gone RemoverI found a new product on the market that is so fantastic you will never need another thing. Gum in your hair or clothes or kids and markers on the wall. There is a product called Goo Gone Remover.

 

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Use Battery Lights Instead of Candles For Power OutagesWhenever we have a power outage, instead of candles, I use battery powered lights. You can buy battery powered lanterns, flashlights of course, and battery powered push lights. I have a push light for every room in the house.

 

Pink balloon stress ball.

Sunday School Stress BallThis craft results in something similar to a stress ball. It could be made as a gift for Dad on Father's Day. We used this craft in a Sunday school class for preschoolers as an illustration/craft for the Old Testament story about God sending the promised son, Isaac.

 

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Gold Rainbow Tea IdeasOur church sponsored its Rainbow Tea and we chose Gold to symbolize the pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow. We created a centerpiece using a medium size gold brass pot. We purchased gold ribbons about 3/4 inch in width.

 

Olive (Dachshund)Olive is a 10 month old dachshund. We got her in Spring through the newspaper. My husband was chomping at the bit for months to get another dachshund.

 

Angel (King German Shepard)Angel is 19 month old King German Shepard that we got when she was 2 months old. She likes to bike with me, run, swim, run, ball, dog park, beach and go on a treadmill. She tracks different scents well. She is loved so much, just like a family member.

 

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Removing Air from Ziplock BagsWe will never buy the vacuum seal machine and expensive bags because we vacuum seal the easy and frugal way. Place contents in a ziploc bag and immerse in a sink full of water, keeping opened end of bag just above the water line.

 

The board game, Settlers of Catan

Product Review: Settlers Of Catan Board GameMy brother got this board game last summer. My husband loved it so much that he ran out and bought it the very next day. People who like strategy games like Civilization, Risk or Age Of Empires would enjoy this.

 

Black and white cat cuddling with a white rabbit.

Winky (Maine Coon Mix) and Sparkles (Bunny)This is Stinky Winky (or just Winky) and Sparkles the Florida White Bunny. Winky is a 6 month old Maine Coon mix and Sparkles is 1 year old Florida White Rabbit.

 

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Orajel to Numb Brows for PluckingDab on Orajel before plucking your brows to take away the sting. My brows are so deep that they bleed when I pluck them. After reading this tip in a book, I had to try it! Believe me, it really helps!

 

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Keepsake Teddy Bear from Loved One's ClothingI recently heard about this idea from my niece and loved it! When you lose a loved one of your family, most clothing is usually donated. Ask for that piece of clothing, this can be made into a teddy bear as a keepsake!

 

Mirror decorated with beach glass.

Decorating With Beach GlassWhat can be done with a $1 bag of beach glass? Use it for a little decorating in a plain place. My bathroom is so plain. I am doing what I can when I feel like it. I decided to attach beach glass around my plain mirror to try to make it a little more interesting!

 

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Removing Coffee Odor From Plastic Coffee ContainersUse new coffee filters to get rid of odors in enclosed containers. Like re-using plastic coffee cans or in stored Tupperware with lids on, equals no plastic odor!

 

Sledding.

Scenery: Snow In Hull, UKWe are getting snow here in Hull (UK) like my kids have never seen. Today we went sledging. My eldest is 9 and it's the first time she's ever been sledging.

 

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Using a Shoe Caddy to Organize the BathroomI always found my bathroom counter becoming cluttered with many items from hairbrushes, to deodorant, to body spray, etc. To minimize the clutter, I purchased a clear pocket shoe organizer that hangs over the door.

 

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Keeping Ear Wax SoftHaving poor hearing, I have my ears checked often. I'm always fighting problems with ear wax. My new doctor finally told me if you are going to use Q-tips, do it often and dip them in peroxide before using.

 

Our New Years Day DinnerMy husband and I decided to make a turkey dinner for New Years Day. This is not unusual for the day. At Christmas, our grown-up daughter had her own plans which is OK with us. We decided turkey for New Year's, ham for Christmas.

 

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Dog Frozen DinnersI freeze frozen dinners made out of oatmeal and hamburger patties cooked with olive oil, for the dogs. So I can supplement their food about twice or three times a week, depending on what meat sales are on.

 

Craft: Grow Jar For SproutsFashion an inexpensive grow jar from a clean plastic drink bottle, netting (or plastic canvas) and a rubber band. Take a strip of plastic canvas about an inch wide and place it around the top of the bottle, after the bottle neck is removed.

 

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Cinnamon Sugar ShakerMy grandchildren love to put cinnamon sugar on their toast. So they can easily make it themselves and there is less mess, I keep a salt shaker filled with the mixture by the toaster.

 

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Bladder Stones and Your PetIf your dog or cat has blood in its urine or pain during urination or frequent urination, go to the vet immediately. If your pet gets bladder stones, it may require surgery. Some pets get this from their diet, others are susceptible by breed.

 

Questions

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Using It All - LemonsLemons, what can you do with them? The tree is probably coming down in the future. Thank you very much.

 

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Stains on Clothing from Dye Transferring in the WashFor Christmas my husband bought me a red vest with off-white fleece lining. I washed it on gentle, cold water with vinegar, and it still ran. I didn't dry it. Any suggestions on how to remove the light pink tint?

 

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Removing Citronella Oil from Terracotta TilesDoes anyone know how to remove citronella oil from terracotta tiles?

 

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Nicotine Stains on PaintingI need to clean cigarette smoke stains from an oil painting.

 

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Removing Scratches on a Gold RingHow can I remove scratches from a gold wedding ring?

 

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Ideas for a Church Valentine's PartyI am having a Valentine's party for a youth group at church for a bunch of teens. I'm 22, and am just helping out. It is a small church. They need some activities so I was going to throw a party for the group. Any cheap ideas and games would help me out.

 

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Wheat Germ Dog Cookie RecipeCan someone give me a wheat germ dog cookie recipe? Thank you.

 

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Softening Acrylic Yarn I have some yarn that is super stiff. It was given to me and rolled into a ball. It is Bernat acrylic and I am wondering how do I soften it up to work with it? I cannot work with it in its current state. I need help. Thanks.

 

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Recipes for Nu-Wave Oven ProI need recipes for the Nu-Wave Oven Pro. Thank you in advance.

 

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Homemade Dryel ClothsThe dry cleaning sheets you buy at the store to use in the dryer are great, but expensive. Does anyone know how to make your own?

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper: Aquarina by VenillaI am looking for Aquarina vinyl wallpaper by Venilia. Does anyone know where I can get some?

 

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