April 22, 2010

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Recipes

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Applesauce Pecan Oatmeal CookiesIt's a recipe for great cookies so easily made with boxed cake mix. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add oil and combine well with eggs. (It will get slightly thick). Add applesauce.

 

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Flavored MayonnaiseBetween sandwiches and burgers, a dressing for fish, poultry or potatoes, the sky is the limit for what to use these for.

 

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Easy BrowniesPut all ingredients in mixing bowl and beat 3 minutes. Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

 

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Cornish Game Hens with Garlic And RosemaryPreheat oven to 450 degrees F. Rub hens with 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil. Lightly season hens with salt and pepper. Place 1 lemon wedge and 1 sprig of rosemary in cavity of each hen.

 

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Apple Pineapple SaladCombine pineapple, sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in vinegar. Let stand until cool. Stir in apples, celery, marshmallows and grapes.

 

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Chicken Tortellini SoupCombine chicken, chicken broth, veggies, cheese and herbs in 4 qt. saucepan. cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until carrots and celery are tender. Add pasta. Cook for 10 minutes longer.

 

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Popcorn CakeCombine popcorn, candies, and pecans in large bowl; mix well. combine marshmallows, oil and margarine in saucepan. Cook until marshmallows and margarine are melted, stirring frequently.

 

Articles

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Use Screws Instead of NailsWhen building a deck or fence, use the appropriate size screws instead of nails. In doing so, you can easily remove and replace the boards without damaging either the posts or the post rails.

 

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Store Coupons in CarI keep my coupons in the car. That way if I am doing errands and decide to shop, I always have my coupons. This has worked especially well for me with coupons from Bed Bath and Beyond, Joann's, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby.

 

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Freeze Lemon Juice As Ice CubesSqueeze fresh lemons and put the juice in ice cube trays. Freeze them, and then store in a plastic bag in the freezer. Want a glass of ice water? Just throw a couple in a glass of water, and voila!

 

Covering Sandbox

Keep Cats From Using a Sandbox as a Litter BoxTo keep the cats from using child's sandbox , lay a piece of orange construction netting over the sand. Put a weight on each end or staple netting to two fence post poles and roll it up like a scroll when not in use.

 

Dog snuggling under blanket.

Tubby (Miniature Dachshund)Tubby Butt is a 2 year old Miniature Dachshund. I got her last year. She was in a puppy mill and I rescued her. She was skinny and hairless and had her leg broken. Now she is the happiest doggie ever. I love her more than life itself.

 

Flowering spring trees

Spring Trees (Clayton, South Carolina)I'm finally convinced that Spring is here to stay.

 

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Deter Ants with Fabric Softener SheetsAnt season is here and they seem to always show up in the kitchen or bathrooms. Instead of having to buy ant hotels, just use fabric softener sheets to insert in the window or door jams. This will keep ants away.

 

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Planting A Tree In A Small AreaWhen planting a tree in a limited area, I use a piece of PVC, the plastic tubing for water pipes. I put it in the ground where the small tree is to be planted and hammer in the ground, leaving at least 1 inch out on top.

 

Flowering crab apple tree.

Garden: Flowering CrabappleThe flowering crab tree in my front yard is only 2 years old, but look how gorgeous it is this spring!

 

Mother's Day Tea Basket With Flavored Sugars

Mother's Day Tea Basket With Flavored...Here is a nice way to pamper that tea lover in your life. The best part is it won't cost you very much, but will be very appreciated. This is a thrifty gift and, best of all, is in the theme of reuse, recycle, repurpose.

 

Placemat bag.

Recycled Bag From PlacematsThis is a bag made from placemats that I purchased at a garage sale. To begin, decide which placemat will be the front and embroider a design of your choice on the front. Place the 2 place mats wrong sides together and sew them on one long side and 2 short sides.

 

Titus (Yellow Lab/Husky Mix)

Titus (Yellow Lab/Husky Mix)Titus is a 6 year old Yellow Lab/Husky mix, the father is a full blooded Yellow Lab and the mother a Yellow Lab/Husky mix. I got Titus when he was 9 weeks old from a friend of a friend. My son was turning 15 and he wanted a dog.

 

Spray Fabric Softener

Save Money on Fabric SoftenerI love the way my laundry feels and smells when using fabric softener but I never want to spend the money. So I purchased a plain spray bottle and fabric softener, filled it with fabric softener about 1/3 of the way up and the rest of way with water.

 

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Using File Cards For Organizing AddressesI use a 3x5 inch recipe/file box to alphabetically organize personal names, addresses, phone numbers and any other information. I use the tabbed dividers for keeping this in alphabetical order.

 

Domino and Lizzie, house cats

Domino and Lizzie (Cats)This is Domino and Lizzie. Domino is black and white one and is 13 year old. Lizzie is the tortoiseshell colored one and is 3 years old. I rescued Domino from the parking lot at work. I rescued Lizzie from the parking lot at the local grocery store.

 

Cooking hard boiled eggs in a rice cooker.

Cook Hard Boiled Eggs in the Rice CookerIf you are cooking rice in a rice cooker you can also cook hard boiled eggs at the same time. After washing the rice and adding the proper amount of water, place a couple eggs in the cooker so that the water covers the eggs.

 

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Styrofoam Egg Cartons for Ice CubesI saw the best tip on TV the other day; use your styrofoam egg cartons to make ice cubes. I usually buy eggs in the cardboard cartons, but occasionally I end up with the 18 pack styrofoam cartons (like now, I have 2 in my fridge).

 

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Recycle Plastic Bags as Weed BlockI worked in the yard this week, and realized a great way to use the bags that mulch or soil come in, is to cut them up and use them as weed blocking plastic.

 

Questions

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Questions Regarding California Child Support OrderI married and divorced my wife in California. I had a child support order at that time. I remarried my wife in Nevada and was told that to remarry her in Nevada, she had to dismiss the California child support order from our previous marriage.

 

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Creating a Wedding Supply Check ListI need a whole list of supplies need for a wedding. I feel like I'm forgetting something. Please help.

 

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Buying Mistake Paint For Less Than Half PriceDoes anyone know how to get inexpensive "previously opened" paint, say at Home Depot?

 

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Dull Stains From Iron in WaterWhat do I to use so well water with a lot of iron won't discolor laundry?

 

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Ice Maker Not Getting Water My Kenmore fridge has no water running into the ice maker. What's the problem?

 

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Making Nylon ButterfliesDoes anyone know how to make the little butterflies that are in flower pots for decorations? They are made of nylons and beads and also there are ones that made of feathers. Thank you for the help.

 

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Sour Dough Starter RecipeI am looking for a sourdough bread recipe with a starter that is easy and fool proof. Preferably the kind with instant potato flakes. I hope someone can help.

 

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Having Dental Work Done in MexicoHas anyone from the U.S. had any experience with going to Tijuana for dental care? I am trying to figure out what's important here. I'm skeptical about going alone and also what I might encounter there that I haven't anticipated. Any recommendations?

 

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Silver Dollar Roof Coating for Mobile HomesHow often should the roof coating "Silver Dollar" be applied to my mobile home?

 

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Best Blender for Making SmoothiesI need a new blender. Does anyone have some suggestions on one that is inexpensive. The one I have does not crush ice to make smoothies and that is really the only item we make in the blender. I thought about a smoothie machine, but I want a blender to have if we ever make something else.

 

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Recanning FoodsI'm searching for information on recanning foods from #10 cans. I purchased several #10 cans of garbanzo beans that I'd like to recan into pints. I wasn't sure if I needed to reuse the thick liquid already in the cans, or if I could can the beans in water and discard the liquid.

 

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Repairing a Kiyosaki Hair Straightening IronAnyone have an idea of how to go about repairing a Kiyosaki hair straightening iron?

 

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Keep Chocolate From DogsToday my dog grabbed and ate a chocolate brownie I sat down on an end table. I know dogs aren't supposed to have chocolate so immediately I called the vet. I was told to bring him in.

 

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Silicone Temporary Wrinkle Fillers I am trying to locate a temporary silicone wrinkle filler for use under foundation. I have something coming up that I would like to use this for under my foundation, does anyone know of a product like this?

 

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Getting Rid of PossumsWhat can I spray on my passion fruit to get rid of possums?

 

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Cleaner for Non Vinyl WallpaperI am looking for old fashioned wall paper cleaner, not vinyl paper cleaner.

 

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Relocating a Mature Lilac BushI want to move a lilac bush because it is too close to the house and is causing a problem. How can I do this? When is the best time to move this lilac without losing it? It is kind of big, maybe 5 to 6 years old. Thank you.

 

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Cleaning Stainless Steel with VinegarIs it safe to use vinegar to clean hard water stains in a washing machine with a stainless steel tub? If so, do I use full strength or dilute?

 

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Wardrobe AdviceI'm 18 and I need help on dressing myself. I want to learn how to dress cute and sexy, cute, but casual. I would like to learn how to mix and match stuff. I really don't like to get dressed because I feel like I'm too ugly and fat and I'll just look gross.

 

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Decorating Tips for Blue Couch and Espresso Brown ChairI need some advice. My boyfriend and I are moving to a new city soon and we're moving in together. He has a blue microfiber couch and a brown microfiber side chair. The blue is a darker blue, but not navy and the brown is a coffee/espresso brown.

 

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Chopstick Folding BasketI found the cutest folding basket made of chopsticks, but I can't find a pattern anywhere. Can some one help? Thanks.

 

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Removing Artificial NailsHow do I take off fake nails?

 

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Choosing a Hair Color BrandMy hairstylist told me I should always use the same type or brand of hair color on my hair. I've been doing my own hair for years and always got whatever the best deal. Cost isn't that much of any issue as I am sure I can find whatever brand for a great price.Thanks.

 

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PVC Yard ArtI am looking for a pattern to make lawn ornament from PVC in the shape of a white egret.

 

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Assisted Living ResidentsI am looking for something easy, simple, and inexpensive for my Mother's Day gifts for an Assisted Living facility. I did corsages last year and do not want to do them again. There are 16 females. I had bought some white roses with rosebuds for them, but need a great idea to go with it.

 

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Lilac Bush May Have Been Sprayed With Weed KillerHow can I tell if weed killer has been sprayed on my Lilac bush that is dying? The grass around it is also dying.

 

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Help With a Dog That BitesI have a male Shih tzu dog. Before he was loving, but lately he doesn't want to take a bath and tends to bite the caretaker if forced to bathe. I would like to know what's the reason behind this change in behavior?

 

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Ants In Yard and DrivewayWe get ants along the driveway all summer long. Any ideas how to kill them?

 

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Getting Rid Of DandelionsI am a baseball coach and we are having trouble killing the dandelions on our field. What might you suggest we do?

 

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Looking For Crockpot RecipesDoes anyone know how to cook with a crock pot? I am looking for recipes.

 

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Foliage Accent Palm Turning BrownI have just been given an indoor palm (houseplant) that is completely brown and crunchy. I am wondering if I need to cut off all the dead leaves? This will leave it leafless. If I repot, will it grow back? Any advice at all? Is it a lost cause?

 

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Painting With Wax CrayonsI've seen gorgeous pictures which look like paintings using crayons only(?). There are likely other techniques used, but I'm not aware what they are. I would love to know how this is done. Does anyone know where I can find instructions or a book on this?

 

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Virtual Assistant Website for Work from Home JobsHas anyone tried this thing called "virtual assistants"? It's suppose to be a website where you can look for "work at home" jobs. I am trying to find out if they are legitimate. From the looks of their website, it looks authentic.

 

What is This Plant?I dug up a starter of this plant from a friend's garden last year. I had never seen one before, and it was interesting to me. The leaves are spotted white, and it now has some purple and pink bell like flowers. Also, the stems are prickly. Can anyone identify it? Thanks.

 

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Leaves on Gardenia Turning BrownMy potted gardenia has got some nice buds on it, but several leaves are turning brown at the tips and will fall out at a slight touch. The pot is located adjacent to a window sill on a radiator cover (no heat on of course).

 

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