April 6, 2010

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Recipes

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Quick And Easy Fruit SaladCombine all ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serves 5 - 6.

 

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Non-Alcoholic Strawberry DaiquiriBlend strawberries and lemonade together in blender. Add ice and 7-Up as desired.

 

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Pan Dulce (Sweet Bread)Scald milk. Pour into large bowl or kettle. Add shortening, sugar and salt. Dissolve yeast in warm water. When milk has cooled to lukewarm temperature add yeast and eggs.

 

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Applesauce Walnut Layer CakeThe cake and the frosting are very easy to make. It's fairly quick since you use Duncan Hines box cake, and we add a few of our own touches to it which our family loves. It's a good cake which is adaptable to almost any family get together or for big holiday meals.

 

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Creamed EggsHard boil eggs. Peel. Melt butter in heavy saucepan. Add flour and seasoning. Stir until well blended. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly. Cook until smooth.

 

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Spicy Lime Grilled Prawns Yummy prawns and vinaigrette! A lot of work but worth it!

 

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Passover Dairy Chocolate CakeIn a double dish melt the chocolate chips. Stir so it won't burn till they melt. In another dish put the 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup water; stir and heat until the sugar melts. It makes the "simple syrup".

 

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Peanut Butter PieMix the graham cracker crumbs, peanuts, sugar and margarine together. Press into a 9x13 inch glass pan and put in freezer.

 

Articles

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Summer Fun: Kids NewspaperIf your kids are wanting something fun to do this summer, have them start their own paper. They can interview the neighbors that they know, and write stories about their own life.

 

Ribbon Flowers

Craft: Ribbon FlowersHere are some ribbon flowers I made. These are made into brooches. They could also be hot-glued onto a hardshell Alice hair band.

 

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Make Grocery List With Store AdsI make out my grocery list with the store ads in front of me and I also cut coupons. When I write the list, I got through the coupons and beside the item I write (VC) for vendor coupon, same for store coupon only I write (SC).

 

Titan (Red Husky/White German Sheperd)Titan is a 12 week old Red Husky/White German Sheperd. We adopted him 1 week ago. He likes to play with his 2 year old human sister. We adopted Titan from a couple who had saved him from a pet mill.

 

Laptop With Job Offers Coming Out

Think Outside the Box When Job HuntingIn these tough times, we need every edge we can get. Traditional job-hunting methods; pounding the pavement, visiting companies in person to drop off resumes, for example; don't seem to work as well. Why not try thinking "outside the box?"

 

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Aloe Vera for AcneFor all those girls and boys that have tried everything to get rid of acne! Well this might be the solution for your case of acne! Well, this a really simple tip!

 

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Store Aluminum Cans on YarnI like to keep my empty aluminum cans hanging on a string of yarn. I tie the first can onto the yarn. The other cans I string on this through the pull tab.

 

Closeup of eyes and ears of white cat.

Precious (Long Haired Cat)Precious is a 12 year old long haired, white kitty (a kiss of butterscotch on the top of her head) and one blue eye and one green eye. How I acquired Precious is a story in itself.

 

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Using Hair Spray to Remove Ink from LeatherOne way to remove ink from a light color leather chair is to use BB (Bumble and Bumble) styling spray. Spritz on ink spot and let sit for 1 to 2 seconds, then wipe off. It might take 2x to completely remove most of the stain. You won't see it as badly after the first time.

 

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Google Searches for Free Samples and CouponsWith one adult working and one in school, our money is stretched to the limit. I have made it my goal to do a Google "News" search for free samples or free sample coupons (at least once a week) to receive something free or at a reduced cost.

 

Reworked chandelier

Crystal ChandelierI've always loved crystals. So, this is my latest creation as my winter project this year. It started as a black faux crystal hanging light, bought at a chain discount store.

 

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Recycling Old Clothes for CraftsA friend of mine gave me a whole tub, like a 50 gallon barrel, full of old clothes. They are not good enough to wear, but sure good enough to use in crafts. Instead of using my newer fabrics first I go to that tub then to my stash.

 

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Dangers of Using Bio Spot Flea TreatmentPlease let your members know of all the dangers in using flea products, especially the on the spot treatment, "Bio Spot". This product almost killed my cat and dog, causing tremors, nervousness, vomiting, and hair loss.

 

yellow primrose

Garden: Evening PrimroseAfter a long day of "spring cleaning" in my flower beds and replanting, it was very rewarding to sit down on the porch and smell the lovely fragrance of my freshly planted yellow Evening Primrose.

 

Wooden Key Hanger

Wooden Key HangerEasy "key" to paint and hang. Also, very important painting tips. I bought the wooden key at Wal-Mart (craft section) for a few bucks. I wanted something to put in our camper to hang the keys on.

 

Dye Easter Eggs Outside

Dye Easter Eggs OutsideThis is making the best of a messy situation, Easter Egg Dye mess. We put old T-shirts on the girls and took the whole mess outside on the patio cement. It washed away by the next day. The air dried the eggs quickly.

 

Closeup of a cream Pomeranian

Milo (Toy Pomeranian)Milo is a 1 year old Toy pom. We bred my 2 poms, and got Milo, I couldn't sell him. He was to adorable! He likes to eat shoes.

 

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Flatten Ground Beef Before You FreezeI used to buy 5 lb rolls of ground beef, cut them into 5 portions, wrap and freeze them in solid hunks. But it was not conducive for quickly thawing, and if one fell out of our well-stocked freezer, it could break a toe. Now I freeze it "flat" in thick freezer bags.

 

Child by fridge.

Cut Up Advertising Magnets for Children's ActivitiesEntertain your kids by giving them cut-up vinyl magnets that come stuck to the front of your phone book!

 

Decorative Drainage Stream

Garden: Decorative Drainage StreamWhat a great way to deal with a drainage issue. When it rains, this becomes a great little waterfall. It is best to work with Mother Nature.

 

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Reheating Cold CoffeeI drink a lot of coffee and hate to waste it. Sometimes (often), I will get busy and come back and it is cold. Instead of throwing it out, I pour it back in the pot. I come back in a few minutes and have a hot cup.

 

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Get Exercise With a Walk Behind MowerLike most of us, I have some extra weight that I've had trouble getting off. I can't afford the cost of a gym, and even if I could, I probably wouldn't go.

 

Questions

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Growing Millet for Bird SeedsCan I grow millet (bird food) from the seeds I give the birds?

 

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Neighbor Cats on My PorchI would like to know how to keep cats off my patio?

 

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Uses for Potato WaterWhat is the function of potato water?

 

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Almond Coconut BarsRegarding the Almond Joy Bars recipe submitted by "one.of.a.kind": Why does the recipe need paraffin added to the chocolate? I've never cooked with it except to make jams the "old fashioned way" before we had special jam jars.

 

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Cooking Greens in the OvenI am looking for a recipe for cooking greens (collards or mixed greens) in the oven.

 

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Alternative Uses for MetamucilDoes anyone have uses for Metamucil (sugarless, orange flavor) other than for what it is intended? I have a lot left over from my parents.

 

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Lawnmower Has No Spark at PlugMy L110 John Deere mower has no spark at the plug wire. What could be the problem?

 

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Sewing a Speedy Gonzales Stuffed MouseI am looking for a mouse pattern which I could easily convert into a Speedy Gonzales mouse. I want to sew the stuffed animal so I need a pattern for a standing mouse. Speedy has a big head, but skinny body so I need a pattern I can make a few changes to in order to make it like Speedy.

 

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Fluffing Indentations in CarpetHow do I remove furniture indentations from carpet?

 

Photo of a dog.

Puppy Won't Stop Biting PeopleThis is my new puppy Siddhartha (Shepherd/Husky mix). I am looking for some training suggestions to stop playful biting?

 

Advice For Painting and Updating KitchenI don't know what to do to update my kitchen. I want to repaint the cabinets white and paint the back splash and walls. But, I don't know what color will look good.

 

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Repairing an Inflatable Castle BouncerI need to repair and clean an inflatable bouncer in Illinois. Where can I go?

 

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Weight Watchers Brownie Snack From the 70sMy mom went to Weight Watchers back in the mid to late 70s and early 80s. My sister and I remember a chocolate brownie type snack she used to eat. We aren't sure if it was a breakfast item or a snack.

 

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Growing Gourds Near Oak TreesCan I grow gourds around live oak trees? I cannot put up trellises and I thought they would look nice on the trees. Would it damage the tree? I just read that gourds deplete the soil of nutrients. Would this harm my trees?

 

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Freezing LettuceWe just got a food saver and we want to freeze up salad mix. I want to know the best way to freeze lettuce, or if you even can. I can't find anything about freezing lettuce.

 

Flowering Plants for Garden WalkwaysThis is the start of my new walkway.The concrete squares will be staggered. I'd like to plant tiny flowers or something that has runners with some color where the new soil will be. Any suggestions? Izzy Bella (former Keeper's new puppy entry) loves to be outside and into everything.

 

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Removing Water Spots from a WindowI have frosted glass by the side of my front door, it is the length of the door. The problem I am having is I can't get the water stains off of it.

 

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Survey Sites That PayI've joined a couple of survey sites online to earn a few extra bucks. Some award money (haven't seen any yet) and some award points towards rewards. Have any of you joined these survey sites? Which ones have you found really do pay and are worth your while?

 

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Discouraging Cats from Catching MiceMy cat brought a live mouse in the house in the middle of the night. How can I discourage this activity, aside from screeching?

 

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Wax Off ClothingI need to know how to get wax off of my dress. I need it for a wedding. It's just a small little bit of wax. Please help.

 

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Swarms of Small Black Bugs I live in southeastern NC and lately the outdoors has been overrun with small black mosquito-like bugs. They come around in a swarm.

 

A flowering bush with pink flowers.

What is This Flowering Bush? (Quince)There is a bush in my backyard that has been there since I think before I was born. Every year it produces these beautiful pink blossoms well before any azaleas start to bloom.

 

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Leaving New Kitten Alone With Older CatWill my older female cat be OK to be left around my 8 week old kitten?

 

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Tulip Blooms are SmallLast year I planted a lot of tulip bulbs in a partly shady spot. They bloomed beautifully. This year the foliage is huge and falling over. About one fourth of the flowers bloomed, but they're small. Any suggestions?

 

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Saving My Weeping Cherry TreeMy husband and I are moving into a new home. In the front of the house, there is what appears to be a weeping cherry tree. I think the limbs have been trimmed too much (to the trunk) and it basically looks like there is a trunk in the ground. Any suggestions?

 

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When Should You Add Fabric Softener?When using fabric softener, is it best to use only on the rinse cycle? Can the fabric softener be added at the same time as the laundry soap? Thank you.

 

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Homemade Remedy for Worms in CatsAre there any home remedies for the worms that look like "rice"? My cat had babies and now she has these thingies.

 

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Dog is Infested With FleasMy three year old rat terrier has fleas. We have done everything we can think of, including going to the vet for medicine. Nothing has worked so far. Is there anything else that we can do?

 

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Cucumbers as a Companion Plant to CornCan cucumbers be part of "sister gardening" under corn, like squash?

 

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Pressure Cooker Cake RecipesCan anyone give me a recipe for a chocolate, or any type of cake cooked in the pressure cooker? I live in a hot country and I can't afford air conditioning so in the summer, I either have to do without cake or else we swelter in the heat which the oven creates.

 

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Carpet Color for Room With Dark Burgundy Leather FurnitureWhat color carpet goes with dark burgundy leather furniture? This is in the familyroom which has low lighting and light beige walls. I have lighter color carpet in room now and want a color carpet to give warmth and definition. I find lighter carpets very cold.

 

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Painting a Kitchen With Oak CabinetsI want to paint my kitchen walls that are currently white. The white shows all the cooking grease and my son's finger tips on the ceiling from him jumping up in the air and touching the ceiling. My cabinets are a oak wood, I also don't know if the paint should be flat or semi-gloss.

 

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Cleaning Mildew Off a Cement PorchHow do I clean mildew off of our cement porch? I don't want to use bleach, as it would kill the grass.

 

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Cigarette Odor on a Microfiber CouchI have a beige microfiber couch that smells like cigarette smoke. How can I get the odor out?

 

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Making Your Arm Hair LighterI just bleached my arm hair with Hydrogen Peroxide. How long will this process take in order to make the hair completely unnoticeable?

 

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First Holy Communion Speech IdeasCan you please provide me with ideas for the First Holy Communion speech for my daughter?

 

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University Sports Themed CenterpiecesI am helping to organize our university sports club and societies ball. We are trying to come up with ideas for centerpieces.

 

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Remedies for Grey HairI am getting grey hair. What can I do?

 

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