February 15, 2010

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Monkey BreadPull apart rolls into pieces and roll in cinnamon and put in bundt pan. Mix butter into mixture and on top. Bake 35 minutes at 350 degrees F.

 

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Heavenly Pumpkin PieCook all ingredients together until thick and add the drained pumpkin or canned pumpkin. Pour into a baked pie shell, chill in refrigerator and serve with Cool Whip on top.

 

Alphabet Pretzels and dip

Alphabet PretzelsThis warm and classic treat has a light honey flavor that can be complimented with salt or sweetened with cinnamon sugar!

 

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Carrot Cream SoupCook carrots with bay leaves and sugar in broth and water for 15 minutes. Saute' onion in skillet with margarine until transparent. Add flour; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

 

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Chicken in PhylloCoarsely dice chicken. Saute' onion, celery and garlic in 3 tablespoons butter, until tender. Add to chicken. Melt 4 tablespoons butter; add flour. Cook and stir over low heat. Whisk in chicken stock gradually.

 

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Leftover Vegetable Rice SoupTake leftover rice and break it up with a fork. Add frozen peas and canned tomatoes cut in small pieces. Cover with water or chicken broth or vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Soup is ready, enjoy!

 

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Coconut Blueberry Coffee CakeDelicious! Spray 9x13 inch baking dish with PAM. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix butter with mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar beating well. Add eggs and beat well.

 

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Spinach CasserolePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat eggs and flour in a bowl until smooth. Stir in spinach, cottage cheese, Cheddar cheese, and salt and mix well.

 

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Mocha CappuccinoThis is an alternative to the small "cans" of mocha cappuccino! Except for the instant coffee, I keep everything used in my cabinets all the time anyway. My hubby enjoys having a cup of cappuccino and reading in the evening before bed.

 

Articles

Scenery: Key West

Scenery: Key WestI call this "Key West Canopies" since it was taken in July on a cruise to Key West and Cozumel. With all of the snow and cold weather we've been having, it makes me yearn for spring and summer!

 

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Kitchen Towel Covers for Small AppliancesTo keep small appliances covered, when not plugged in, use kitchen towels pinned together with safety pins to form a cover. Place the pins under the towels so they are hidden.

 

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Scent Lightbulbs When Expecting VisitorsWe all know when cleaning we want that fresh smell especially when people are coming over. I find to rub vanilla on the light bulbs and then turn on the stove just on low and sprinkle it with cinnamon. The smell with last for hours.

 

A build a bear stuffed animal with a photo T-shirt.

Build-A-Bear T-ShirtTrying to find the perfect gift for a great-grandparent that has everything has been tough, but I came up with this Build-A-Bear that I think she will love for less than $15!

 

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Use Both Sides of Calculator TapeAs a bookkeeper, I go through scads of calculator tape. Yes, I'm old fashioned and still like to see my input. I only rip the tape off at the end of the day and the next day I use the clean backside of yesterday's tape for today's use.

 

wire shelf on top of microwave

Add Shelf to Side of CupboardMake use of the top of your microwave by adding a shelf made for the side of your cupboards. Once I forgot to remove my skillets from the oven, when my grandson was here. He will never let me live it down.

 

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Boil the Bones for Soup StockMake a joint of meat (or a turkey or chicken) last a week by boiling the bones to make stock for soup. Just cover with cold water, bring to the boil and simmer for two hours.

 

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Cosmetics at Yard Sales and Thrift ShopsDon't overlook thrift shops or yard sales as sources of cosmetics or other beauty products. I found 2 new Lancome lipsticks and a variety of little Lancome eye shadows, brand new, in a basket in a thrift shop over the holidays!

 

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Put Away Several Items at OnceWhen I had to open my utensil drawer to put away the pancake turner, I would look around and see what else needed to be put away in that drawer while I had it open.

 

veggie tray

Use Plastic Vegetable Tray to Organize Sewing...I came across a good idea. At the supermarket you can find cut up vegetables and dip for guests but what to do with the container. This container has sections and a lid.

 

Soap "Purse"

Soap "Purse"A holder for a bar of soap shaped like a little purse. Roll one washcloth from either side until the rolls meet in the middle.

 

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Add Vanilla to Half and Half Instead of Buying CreamerRather than buying the pricey vanilla coffee cream, I buy half and half and add vanilla flavoring to my tea or coffee. All you need is 1/4 tsp. and you have the same great flavor that you get from the store bought cream.

 

Peanut Tibetan Spaniel

Peanut (Tibetan Spaniel)This is Peanut. At the time of this photo she was 3 years old. We thought she was a mix. It was years later that we learned she was a Tibetan Spaniel. We got her from the local shelter the day before we got married. She was 2 years old at the time.

 

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Gift Idea: Photo CD Slide ShowOne Valentine's Day for my husband, I made a CD with a slide show of favorite pics over the years. I added music and a loving note at the end of the slide show, printed a CD label with a pretty picture and gave it to him for Valentines Day. He loved it.

 

Craft Project: Sweet Valentine CardPink heart-shaped with accordion-folded medallion creates a sweet centerpiece for this Valentine card.

 

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Use Shampoo for Body WashI save money and clutter by using my shampoo and cream rinse on my whole body! When you lather use the shampoo on your hair, some of the suds to clean your body.

 

In Memory of Maggie (Dog)Maggie was fifteen when she left us for Heaven in August. When my neighbor first saw Maggie, he said she was just a "good 'ole country dog" I found her when she was a puppy wandering down a country road.

 

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Grammar Tip: "Than" vs "Then"My mother always taught me that speaking, and writing well was the sign of intelligence. It distresses me how many usually well-spoken people mix up the two simple words THAN and THEN when writing. I figured out a mnemonic I hope will help.

 

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Product Review: The American Heart Association CookbookThis is a cookbook for those of you who are not creators in the kitchen. If you want healthy and delicious recipes this is a book for you. I had checked it out at our local library and had made copies of what I wanted to try.

 

Robin's Thrifty Tips: Share With Your FriendsMy husband and I have always had to watch our money our whole married lives, and try to be as frugal as possible. When we had children at home, I had to get as creative as possible, at times, in order to feed and clothe everyone well.

 

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Painting Kitchen with Red Cabinets and Black and White FloorI am renting a home that has deep red kitchen cabinets and linoleum flooring in a white with black diamond pattern. What color should I paint the walls? I was thinking white, but it seems so..white.

 

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Removing Wrinkles from Area RugI just bought an area rug and there are some wrinkles in it where it was rolled up. How can I get them out?

 

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Manual For Regal Kitchen Pro Breadmaker (C6743)I would like to find the instructions for a Regal Pro kitchen bread machine. The model number is C6743.

 

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Reviews of Samsung RefrigeratorsDoes anyone have experience with Samsung refrigerators?

 

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Determining the Correct Breaker Amperage to UseWhat should 20 amp breakers be used for? 15 amp? And so on.

 

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Grown Up Dog Peeing In the HouseI have a 3 year male dog and two females They are all house dogs. They are trained to go outside. The male is neutered, but he pees on everything in the house when we are not looking. He has ruined so much furniture. Please help me. I am tired of cleaning up his pee.

 

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Hanging Tulle From The CeilingHow do you keep tulle on a ceiling for decoration?

 

doll with crocheted skirt

Selling Bed Dolls and Crochet Doll ClothingI crochet bed dolls and other doll clothing, etc. and while I do have some customers for my business, I would like to expand and attract more customers.

 

What Bread is My Dog?I rescued a German Shepherd mix and I am dying to know what other breeds he has in him. He has just turned 5 months old and is the runt. So, he is just a bit smaller than his siblings. We were thinking, Great Dane? Hound?

 

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Quiet Book KitsCan I buy a quiet book kit to make? I am not crafty, but could make it myself if there was a kit to buy with directions and everything I need.

 

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Urine on Leather CouchI have a very bad urinary incontinence problem, and have noticed a urine odor on my couch and on my car seat, (both leather) what can I use to get it out?

 

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Oven Cleaner For BathtubsI am looking for advice on cleaning the bathtub using oven cleaner.

 

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Dog Eating FecesWe have a Great Dane that we got at a year old from a breeder. She was very thin, so we put her on Blue Buffalo large breed food and she has since gained weight. She has food to eat on demand at all times.

 

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What might be causing an itchy ear?What's wrong with me if my ears itch?

 

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Removing Rust from Paper ClipsI found a old box of paper clips. They are a bit tarnished. How do I restore them so I can use them?

 

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Recycling Plastic Coffee Containers for CashWhere can I recycle Folgers plastic coffee cans for money?

 

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Installing an Oven OutletWhat kind of an outlet does an oven using 20V, approximately 60 Hz, and 14 Amps require? This is a double oven; the bottom is gas and the top electric. Thanks.

 

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Growing a Cherry Tree in a PotCan I grow a sweet cherry tree in a 50 gallon container in northeast Ohio?

 

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How To Make Homemade Hot/Cold PacksI need a pattern for a hot/cold neck pack. Thank you.

 

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Fundraising Ideas for Girls Softball TeamI need to come up with some fundraisers for my daughter's fastpitch softball team. They are all 17 years old. We already have a car wash. Any great ideas? We need to make alot of money.

 

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Cleaning Fabric Softener DispenserHow do I get rid of Downy buildup in the washing machine dispenser?

 

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Making a Cat HouseI would like to know how to make your own cat house?

 

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Pros and Cons of Leather FurnitureI am thinking about buying leather furniture. My family suffers from allergies. Will this be the best furniture for people with allergies? Also, do cats claw this furniture?

 

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Recipes for a Grange CookbookCalling for favorite recipes for a cookbook for publishing by our non-profit Grange. The Grange helps the community and was the originator of 4-H.

 

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Buying Egg Shaped Balloons for CraftsI am looking for small egg shaped balloons. I want them to use as the base for making eggs with string.

 

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Weed Prevention Tips When Preparing GardenWhat can I do when preparing my garden for planting, to prevent weeds?

 

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Removing Rust From ChromeHow can I remove rust from chrome bathroom fixtures, specifically chrome trim around a bathroom mirror? Are there any good products for this? Thank you.

 

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Planting a Desert Vegetable GardenI always had a vegetable garden in Southern California. Having recently moved to Arizona, my grown son wants me to put a garden in at his home. All I know about Arizona is that it gets hot. I'm willing to try, though.

 

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