July 20, 2010

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Recipes

smoothie in a jar

Fruit SmoothieIt's fresh, quick, and easy. Put ice cubes and milk in blender and set to crush. Once ice is crushed, add fruit and blend until smooth; about 3 minutes. I rotate fruit.

 

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Southwest Barley and Corn SaladI love this salad served warm or chilled. Bring broth to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in barley, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 to 45 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool.

 

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Magenta SpaghettiPretty and tasty! Bake beets in the oven, in foil. Take them out, rinse under cold water, and peel away outer skin. Chop into small pieces.

 

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Coconut FudgeNot as hard to make as regular candy/fudge and not as sweet, but just as delicious. You might want to keep to the low end of the sugar measurement as coconut milk has a lot of sugar in it already.

 

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Ham /Turkey RollsA deliciously simple appetizer or main dish for a party or luncheon. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray coat a long cake or biscuit pan. Slice 12 of the rolls in half. On the bottom part twirl a piece of the ham or turkey to fit the roll.

 

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Beef Au' JusRub roast with garlic salt and pepper, liberally. Brown. Cover and cook slowly 2 hours. Slice meat thinly. Place onions in pan. Pour in soup and beef broth.

 

Packets of seasonings for Italian oil and vinegar dressing.

Italian Oil and Vinegar DressingVery easy to make and tastes better than the store bought salad dressings. I like to make up several seasoning packets and keep them in my kitchen cabinet for when I need another bottle of salad dressing.

 

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Baked CarrotsPare carrots and halve or quarter. Place in buttered 1 quart casserole. Sprinkle with combined salt and pepper and dot with butter.

 

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Shopping at Garage SalesI love garage sales, but I also like saving my money on junk. I always take my iced water along for days when the weather forecast calls for hot, humid weather. It is also good to keep a tape measure and bungee ties in the car for measuring items and hauling them away.

 

Elvis (Hound Mix)

Elvis (Hound Mix)Elvis is 1 1/2 years old and a hound mix. He was a rescue. He likes to play with his stuffed toys. Elvis does not look like a hound but he sure has the hound howl

 

Wildlife: Canada Geese - goose displaying

Canada GeeseHubby, Gary, took this at the little pond near our house! Exercise anyone?!

 

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Uses for Newspaper Plastic BagsIf you get a daily newspaper delivered to you in long, narrow plastic bags, you can recycle them in a number of ways. They are great for holding shoes when traveling, so that the clothing in your suitcase doesn't get dirty.

 

Reuse Salt Pour Spout With a Canning Jar

Reuse Salt Pour Spout With Canning JarsWhen finished with an empty cardboard salt container, cut the whole round top piece off and measure to fit a canning jar ring. Trace and cut with the flat part with scissors to fit a pint canning jar.

 

Class Reunion Survival Bag Favor

Class Reunion Survival Bag FavorI took a paper lunch sack and made a sticker for the front of the bag that said: "I survived the EHS Class of '65 - 45th Reunion." I put the same sticker with information on a bottle of water, a package of Lifesavers, and a candy bar covered with a new cover regarding our reunion, and an ink pen.

 

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Request a Coupon or Refund for Recalled ProductsHere is the MCNEIL site where they help people who have health care products that have been recalled. This site helps me to make sure I don't have recalled products in my home. I am sharing it with you so you can get a coupon or refund for these products.

 

Peppa (Jack Russel)Peppa is a 16 week old Jack Russel. I got Peppa from Birmingham in the UK. She loves to do anything she shouldn't! She loves to be cuddled, sleep in my handbag. She loves our grandchildren. As you see, she sleeps with her legs in the air.

 

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Home Remedies For ShinglesI recently had shingles on the back side of my leg. I first had a slight headache, felt bad, and my buttocks on that side of my body hurt like my sciatic nerve was acting up.

 

Sunset (Horseshoe Lake, AK)

Scenery: Sunset (Horseshoe Lake, AK)We were on our way home from a 4th of July day out with friends and I thought the golden hues were awesome!

 

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Clean Horse Harness in DishwasherTo clean a synthetic horse harness quickly and easily, use your dishwasher. Do not add detergent and remove before the heat cycle. This works very well.

 

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Cut Electricity Bill and Keep the ACWe live in South Florida, where AC is generally not an option, but a necessity. We're on the electric company's budget billing plan, but have slashed $100+ a month off compared to last year's bill - even with hotter temperatures this year.

 

bee collecting pollen inside flower

Bee in Rose of SharonThis appears to be a very happy bee, nestling into an abundance of its favorite food. It was so intent on what it was doing, it didn't seem to notice the presence of me or the camera.

 

Keeping Deer Out Of The GardenThe fence provides perhaps the best physical means of protection against deer damage. To keep deer out, the fence must be at least 8 feet tall. Deer can usually easily jump any fence less than 8 feet if they need to.

 

Scenery: Peaceful ScenesSometimes you can find the most amazing things laying down. During the fall, you gaze up into the sky and notice the details of things you have never noticed before. When I lay in my yard, I see nature so beautifully.

 

Baby Shower Diaper Cake

Craft: Princess Baby Shower Diaper CakeTired of seeing the same old diaper theme baby shower cakes? I have been making them for a while now and have been wanting to get more creative with them. The perfect opportunity came when I found out I was going to be a grandma again.

 

Monkey (Tonkinese)Monkey is a 5 year old Tonkinese cat. I got him about 5 years ago. My friend had a yard sale and I went over to help. After a large group of shoppers left, we noticed a tiny kitten that someone had left behind. It was sitting in the driveway.

 

Scenery: HorseshoesThis picture was taken in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. It was in our yard forever, seeing it everyday. We never really saw the ambiance of it until I "discovered" it again through my camera lens.

 

jar of lipgloss

Homemade Lip GlossThis is a fun project for little girls to make.

 

Tiger laying his head on whoopie cushion.

Tiger (Maine Coon)Tiger, our male tabby Maine Coon mix, loves to take naps with his whoopee cushion. This is so funny to see him hold it and lay on it. It is a self inflatable one we got at the Dollar Tree. It really is soft.

 

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Breakfast Souffle'Trim crusts from bread slices and lay on the bottom of greased 9x13 inch pan. Put cubed cheese and ham or bacon on top of bread. Pour beaten eggs mixed with milk, salt and dry mustard over the ingredients in the pan.

 

Photo across the lake.

Mt Katahdin, MaineMy husband Troy, nephew Chad, and great friend Rob, took a backpacking trip to Mt. Kahtadin to climb the mountain and cross the Knife's Edge.

 

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Make Crostini and Bruschetta in SkilletWhenever I make crostini or bruschetta, I almost always end up burning the baguette slices no matter how careful I am when toasting them under the broiler, so I tried something different and will never have a burnt slice of toasted baguettes again.

 

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Refrigerate Facial Moisturizer In The SummerHere is a cool summer tip. Put your face cream/moisturizer in the refrigerator! It is so cool when you apply to your face and neck.

 

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Mix Sugar and Plain CerealBuying kids cereal has always been a fight, they want super sweet and I want to make sure they eat their breakfast. We compromise with half and half. Buy the cereal they want and mix with a similar unsweetened version.

 

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Save Water for Storm OutagesI realized that an excellent way to reuse 2 Liter pop bottles after we had a storm and had no electricity. We're on an electric well pump so I wasn't able to get a cup of coffee or even a little sponge bath to freshen up that morning.

 

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Cleaning Tile FloorsI have tile floors in my house. I noticed after cleaning them with the recommended cleaners they just didn't looked as nice as when they where brand new. I found that spraying an area with 409 first, then washing made the floor look and feel cleaner.

 

Questions

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Resorts Near Ft. Lauderdale, FL for a Small WeddingMy daughter would like to have a small, private wedding on a nice beach in Ft. Lauderdale, south of the Florida Keys. Does anyone know of any reliable, reasonable resorts?

 

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Making Pickles From CucumbersMy cucumbers have a bitter skin on them. Can I still use them to make pickles?

 

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Remedies for Post Nasal DripI have suffered from severe post nasal drip since 2008. I do not understand why. I went to an allergist but that did not seem to help. It drips so bad that it is collecting in my throat and cuts off my airway. Please help me.

 

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Removing Dry Acrylic Paint from Car UpholsteryHow do you remove dried acrylic paint from fabric car sets?

 

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Removing Set In Stains on UndergarmentsHow do I remove an old stain on men's underwear left after washing?

 

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Painting A Room Two ColorsI am painting my bedroom and was wondering if I use two different colors is it better to: 1) Paint one wall one color and three walls the other color, or: 2) Paint two walls one color and two walls the other color?

 

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50th Anniversary AdviceI am trying to make a program for our celebration. We are renewing our vows and having dinner and a few other things. Is it better to eat first or renew vows or....? What is the order of a program for our 50th wedding anniversary celebration?

 

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Controlling TicksHow do you repel ticks from your dog and yard?

 

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Transplanting HibiscusCan you transplant hibiscus and garden flox from one area of a garden to another? If so, when is the best time to do this and how do you do it? If not, can you start plants from stems of these plants?

 

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Decoupaging Cabinet DoorsI will be decoupaging unfinished cabinet doors with a large poster. Should I prime and paint first, then glue on the poster or should I glue the poster on the bare wood first?

 

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Homemade Jewelry CleanerI have a silver necklace that I got from my husband the morning after our wedding. As a result of the use of perfume, body lotions, etc. the necklace now looks dirty. I'd love to let it shine again, but I want to avoid chemicals, as I always try to do when I am cleaning anything

 

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What Should I Name My Cleaning Business?My name is Angela and my friend name is Lexi. We are trying to come up with a name for are cleaning business. Thanks.

 

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Adult Birthday Party IdeasLooking for ideas for a 10-10-10 birthday party. Any ideas for activities? It is an adult birthday, family event with fun for all ages. All suggestions considered.

 

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Decorating Bedroom?My room is only 10 by 20 feet. I want to decorate this room. Does anyone have any ideas?

 

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Feeding Yellow FinchesI purchased a new finch feeder and fresh new nyger seed. I have fed the finches for numerous years with no problem. Now they don't come to the feeder. I see them drinking from the bird bath and sitting in the trees, but they don't feed.

 

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Removing Rust from Porcelain TubHow do you clean rust from a porcelain bathtub?

 

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Dealing With Oily SkinI have oily skin and I don't like it. Please tell me how to protect my skin from oil.

 

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Cell Phone Battery LongevityHow can I get the battery life in my Razor cell phone to last for more than 3 hours?

 

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Jelly Did Not Set UpHow can I fix jelly that does not set up after it is done?

 

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Digital Camera ReviewsI am currently in search of a digital camera. My budget is $250, though I want a quality camera. I do not need any special features. I just want a good easy to use camera, and would prefer one with a large screen to view pictures.

 

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Smell Coming From Kitchen FaucetThere is a strange detergent/chemical smell coming from the water from our kitchen faucet. The faucet is 6 months old and this has been going on for about two weeks. We have tested the faucet in every other sink in the house.

 

Pepper plant with leaves eaten off by a bug.

Something Is Eating My Pepper PlantsSomething is eating my bell pepper plants over night. It has not touched my tomatoes, squash, jalapenos, or cucumbers. I also have pictures of the poop it left under the plant.

 

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Getting Rid of Ground IvyHow can I kill ground ivy?

 

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Removing Vomit Stains On CarpetOnce a cat pukes on carpet and the carpet turns yellow (after only a few hours) is there any way to return the carpet to its original color? I've tried dish soap and water, and carpet cleaner. My new gray carpet still has yellow spots!

 

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Dog Has a Dry CoughMy friend's small dog is coughing. How do you get rid of the dry coughing?

 

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Musty Smell In Front Load Washer I have a LG Tromm front load washer. The clothes smell musty after washing. I have used Affresh to clean it several times. The clothes are briefly OK, then after a few days the musty odor comes back. We are on city water so I don't think its that.

 

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Storing SeedsI have already cut my buds off and striped the seeds on a wild sunflower. A bird must have dropped one to get it started. It was easily 8 feet tall with a 13 inch diameter seed bud. I got a bowl full of pretty seeds, like a lot man.

 

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Preventing an Ink Cartridge From Drying OutHow do you stop printer ink cartridges from going dry?

 

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Cleaning Stubborn Shower DoorsMy shower enclosure doors have suddenly got severe soap scum and nothing is removing it. It is on one fixed piece more than the others. What can remove this easily? I have tried vinegar, but nothing doing.

 

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Reviews of Temperpedic MattressesDoes anyone have any experience with sleeping on a Temperpedic mattress? We've been thinking of buying one because my husband's back is so bad. We've "tested" them in stores and they are unbelievably comfortable.

 

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Using Reed Diffuser Air FreshenersDoes anyone use the diffuser oils? The thingy with the 3 skinny sticks inside a small vase with oil that is supposed to make your room smell good.

 

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Keeping Ants Out My Dog's Food BowlDoes anyone know how to get rid of the small ants? We have a cat and her food dish is in on the floor. Someone suggested you draw a chalk line around the dish and the ants won't cross it and get in the food.

 

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Mothball Smell on BooksHow do you get mothball odors out of toys and books that were stored for years in a trunk containing mothballs. I've tried airing out the items, but the odor seems to have permeated into the items.

 

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Do Morning Glory Blooms Open Multiple Times?How many times does a morning glory flower bloom? I have one that has just one flower on it, and it opened just once. The next afternoon it fell off. Then I had one open yesterday morning, and now today it's not open. Am I doing something wrong, or does each flower only open once?

 

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Using Lime to Keep Snakes AwayDoes lime keep copperhead snakes out of your yard?

 

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Removing Latex Adhesive from ClothingI have managed to get some Copydex adhesive (latex type) on some trousers. I have tried white spirit and WD 40, but none work. Can any one help please?

 

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Easy Lasagna RecipeDoes anyone have an easy lasagna recipe?

 

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Cracks Above Door JambsI purchased a townhouse that was built in 1979. It is three levels. On the top level is the master bathroom that has diagonal cracks emanating from the door frame.

 

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Cotton Sheets Are PillingWhy do my Hotel brand 100% cotton bed sheets pill? I purchased mine at TJ Maxx and my daughter got her's from Macy's.

 

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Choosing a Pet LizardI am thinking about getting my first pet lizard but am unsure of which lizard to choose. I would like to keep at least two in the same tank and I have a 90x45x60 cm terrarium. I was wondering if you could recommend a suitable lizard that is easy to care for and can be handled.

 

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Healthy Low Fat RecipesDoes anyone have some low fat recipes to share?

 

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