August 2, 2010

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Cranberry Apple CrispThis is easy to make and a perfect fall recipe. For filling, cut apple slices in half crosswise, place in a 9x13 inch pan. In a medium bowl, combine cranberry sauce, sugar, and flour; mix well.

 

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Vegetarian LasagnaPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook carrots, onion and garlic in hot olive oil in medium skillet until onion is tender but not brown. Stir in spaghetti sauce, water, oregano, salt and basil.

 

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Mama's MeatballsThis recipe is easy to make, freezes well and is delicious! A fantastic recipe which makes about 48 golf ball sized meatballs. Part of saving money is also in saving time. I make these meatballs when I have a free afternoon and freeze them for future use.

 

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Cilantro Lime RiceThis rice tastes yummy with just about every Mexican dish. You can include as an ingredient in chicken, beef, bean or cheese burritos. It would also be a good side with many whitefish or chicken recipes.

 

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Summer Sweet Corn SaladMix all ingredients and squeeze the lime juice over it all. Season with salt and pepper.

 

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Lazy Man's Stuffed CabbageRather than stuffed in the the cabbage, the meat is mixed and then tossed with the cabbage and other ingredients into one large pot and simmered until done.

 

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Fried RavioliI like this recipe because it's fast, kid friendly, and I have found from fine dining to southern cooking, everyone loves this recipe because everyone loves fried foods and pasta.

 

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Raspberry White Chocolate CheesecakeAt high speed beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Reduce speed to low; beat in eggs one at a time, then flour, chocolate, cream and vanilla.

 

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Mock Lobster SaladSimmer fish in 2 cup salted water until fish is white (5-10 minutes). Drain and cool. Flake into large pieces, add celery.

 

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Orange French ToastBeat first 6 ingredients until combined. In a 9x13 inch pan, arrange bread slices. Pour egg mixture over bread and cover. Refrigerate 2-24 hours.

 

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Reuse Your Dehumidifier's WaterI've always hated to throw away the water I accumulate daily in my dehumidifier. I water outdoor plants with it. I'm sure my neighbors think I have a strange watering can, but I think this is the best way to recycle this free water.

 

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Store Brown Sugar In FridgeTo keep brown sugar soft, keep it in a covered container in the refrigerator. You can also put a small piece of bread in the container, and this will keep the brown sugar soft. Don't ask me why this works, but it does.

 

Bathe Pets With Dawn to Kill Fleas

Bathe Pets With Dawn to Kill FleasOur kittens had fleas. There were only 10 weeks old and the spray I had was for 12 weeks and older so I knew I couldn't use it on them. I called the veterinarian near us and they said to use Dawn dish soap to bathe them in.

 

Negative photo of peacock.

Try Negative Setting in PhotoshopI love to experiment with Photoshop and photos in negative. This is the negative of a photo of a peacock that I took at our local park.

 

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Use Essential Oil in ShowerFor a spa-like atmosphere in the shower, place a few drops of essential oil on the wall of the shower or tub surround. Do this before turning the water on. It is a simple pleasure I appreciate.

 

Garden: A Piece of Pea PatchI'm so excited that I finally got off the waitlist for my neighborhood P-Patch community garden. This past weekend, I took a stroll through the new home for my future plants.

 

white and pink flowers next to each other

Flowers With Contrasting ColorsThis is my limelight hydrangea next to my purple garden phlox. I love the contrast.

 

Pete in the garden with rubeckia and dasies in foreground.

Pete (Boxer/Walker Mix)Pete is a 2 year old Boxer/Walker. Some people were giving away puppies out of the back of a pickup truck at a local store and that's where I found Pete.

 

Otis (Horse)Everyday Life in Steinhatchee, FL. Although there aren't as many horses there now as there used to be, you will still see quite a few. There is no place in the little town that horses and their riders aren't welcomed.

 

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Substitute Lemonade Powder for Lemon JuiceIf you run out of lemon juice for a recipe, use reconstituted lemon powdered drink mix without sugar. Make sure it is well chilled and in an airtight container. Shake before using.

 

Follow Your DreamsI have always had to budget my money but what it taught me has paid off well. I started out as a single mom over 40 years ago working as a secretary. Things were much different then for single moms - we basically did not exist so there was no help out there.

 

fabric grocery bag with contrasting straps

Fabric Grocery BagLay out material and cut out body of bag. With contrasting material cut out lining and straps. Fold bag, right sides together, sew sides, at bottom of bag, sew corners, 1 inch, cut off access.

 

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Provide Laundry "Shopping" Basket At Garage SaleWhen having a garage sale, set out a few empty laundry baskets for your shoppers to grab and fill up. Makes it much easier for them to shop and also, they will more than likely buy more because they have an easy way of carrying around they items.

 

Asking For A RaiseSometimes asking for a raise is the right thing to do, so don't be discouraged from seeking one! In these post downturn days, it may seem a rather foolhardy proposition to look for a pay raise for a job some bosses may think you should just be grateful to have.

 

Scenery: Harrisburg (PA)My hubby and I had a weekend away at the beginning of May. I'm a crazy picture taker and I love to play with my camera. This picture of a street in Harrisburg turned out really neat.

 

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Reuse Cardboard From Tissue BoxOpen up the glued end of an empty large tissue box so it is now flat. Trim off the logo area. You can use the plain white area if you wish. Trim off ends and save them. You can get three tiny gift tags from the ends.

 

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Recycling Water HeatersOld hot water heaters bring in big bucks, especially the kind in cabinets. They are really just a huge container that holds water. Have them recycled, take them in the same as you would an aluminum can and get major bucks for them, in the hundreds of dollars I heard

 

Homemade napkin.

Make Cloth Napkins from RemnantsI love to have tons of dinner napkins, but I do not like the high price on them. I go to Walmart and look through their remnant bin for cheap materials. I just took a remnant home that cost 39 cents and made four dinner napkins out of it.

 

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Use Clear Take Out Containers As GreenhouseI love collecting seeds to propagate. I have been most successful in sprouting even difficult seeds by creating my own tiny greenhouse. I could buy one, but I prefer to use what I find in my own recycle bin.

 

Cat with red and white hat.

Cindy (Cat)I really enjoy making things for my dear cat, I want to share her pictures. She is very lazy. She permits me to do everything I would like to make with her. As you see, I put this small hat on her.

 

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Beetles In Grapevine Wreaths And BasketsI've made about 6-7 wreaths with no problem. I'm trying to get back to being creative, so I'm not a well experienced crafter at all. You probably know about what I'm going to write about already, but I didn't.

 

Muffin (Golden Retriever - Chow Mix)

Muffin (Golden Retriever - Chow Mix)Muffin is a Golden Retriever - Chow Mix. I rescued her when she was two and needed two hip surgeries. The surgeries were very successful.

 

recycled drink container

Make A Thrifty Recycled Drink ContainerI took a large plastic mayonnaise jar and a bendy soda straw and voila! a car cup. DH drilled the holes in the plastic jar lid since he doesn't like me playing with his power toys.

 

Closeup of turtle's head.

Wildlife: Blanding's Turtle (MN)Blanding's Turtle is a threatened species in MN. These type of turtles primary cause of death is getting run over.

 

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Mnemonic For Good And Bad CholesterolDo you have trouble remembering which type of cholesterol is the "good cholesterol" and which is the bad? Here's a simple mnemonic that occurred to me:

 

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Loaning Money to RelativesWhen you live frugally and your relatives see that you are out of debt, they may ask to borrow money. Here are some tips for a successful loan. By successful, I mean that you'll likely be repaid and your relationship will not suffer.

 

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Baking Mix Recipe for Pie Batter in Cathy's Recipe BookCan someone please tell how to make a "baking mix" that is called for in the "pie" batter recipe located on page 33, of Cathy's recipe book? Thanks.

 

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Making a Very Simple QuiltCheating? Would it be cheating to buy a yard of fabric and sew squares and such on to that and call it a quilt? Is this even a craft?

 

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How Do I Make Sweet Cucumber Pickles?Does any one know the recipe for tongue pickles (my gram called them)? I have also heard them called sweet cucumber pickles. These pickles are made from over ripe cucumbers, you scoop the seeds out let them set over night in salt water.

 

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Looking for Simple Pickle RecipesI need some good simple pickle recipes. Thanks.

 

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How Do I Freeze Cauliflower?How do I freeze cauliflower?

 

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Cleaning Burned Milk Out of Tea KettleMy daughter boiled milk in my Revere tea kettle. It has only a 1 inch pour spout to access the interior, so there's no scrubbing possible. I've soaked it with Cascade Complete then rinsed with vinegar and water.

 

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Vegetables Are Turning Yellow Then Brown and DyingMy vegetable garden has started to turn yellow and then brown. It is dying; what can I do?

 

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Claiming Clothing Donations on TaxesCan a host business of a clothing donation box claim the items in the box on their taxes?

 

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Removing Red Drink Stains from Cream CarpetI have old red stains in my white/cream carpet from the kids spilling drinks. What can I use to get the stain out?

 

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Whitening a Football JumperHow do I whiten around the neck and arms of a football jumper, which at the moment is grey?

 

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Does an Old Cigar Box Have Any Value?How do I find the value of an old cigar box? I checked the tobacco company, but I would like to know if the box is worth anything as is, or should I do what I want to it.

 

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Recipe for Scalloped Potatoes I would like to find a recipe for scalloped potatoes.

 

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Can a Pit Bull Have Long hair?Does anyone know if a full blooded pit has long hair like a Lab? One has been hanging around my home. It has all four white paws, tail is tipped white and it has a beautiful masked face. But, she has longer red hair.

 

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Determining the Age of a FiddleI have a old fiddle with the word "Hope" on the back and was wondering if I could find out how old it is?

 

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My Dog Will Only Eat Chicken My dog will only eat chicken. I am looking for other foods to feed her. She is a Westie. Thanks for your help.

 

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Offering Fresh Ground Pepper to GuestsWhen is the appropriate time to offer fresh ground pepper to the guests?

 

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Storage Drawer on Stove Wedged ShutI seriously need some input on how to open a pan storage drawer (the thing @ the bottom) on an electric stove! I have an apartment and it's not my stove.

 

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Removing Urine Smell From GroutWhat is the secret to cleaning urine smell from grout?

 

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Kahlua Stain on Cotton SweaterHow do I get Kahlua out of a white cotton sweater?

 

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Caring For and Storing Silk ClothingHow do I store my silk, beaded evening jacket, please? I want to keep it, but don't wear it a lot. It's black silk with metallic beading all over it.Thank you!

 

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Does My Kenmore Ice Maker Have a Bad Thermostat?I have a Kenmore side by side fridge, Mod.# 106.55603400. The ice maker quit moving at all. I replaced the timer module. Same problem. Someone told me if you pour water in and it cycles once, you have a bad thermostat on the tray.

 

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Snow on the Mountain Ground Cover Turns Brown and Dies in Summer HeatWhy does my snow on the mountain groundcover turn brown and die out in the heat of July and August?

 

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Removing Sawdust from Microfiber FurnitureI have a microfiber sofa and love seat, that are two months old. The color is beige. I have no problems getting stains out. My husband has a woodshop and sawdust gets on the furniture. How can I get it off? I have tried to vacuum it, but it just does not come off.

 

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Dressings for Hamburgers and Hotodgs for 200 PeopleHow much chili, slaw, and tomatoes do I need to prepare hamburgers and hotdogs for 200?

 

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Squirrel Damage to Electrical Wiring Not Covered By InsuranceWe recently had a power surge and our TVs were smoking. We had an electrician come to the house, who immediately called the electric company. They found damage on our outside wires from the pole to the house. They said it was caused by squirrels.

 

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What are the Differences Between Standard and Miniature Dachshunds?What are the differences between standard and mini Dachshunds other than size?

 

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Haluski RecipeI would love to have a recipe for Haluski. It has cabbage, noodles, butter, bacon, and onions in it. I am not sure how much of each ingredient is needed and how to prepare it. Can anyone help me?

 

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Diminishing Scratches on Vintage Formica Table TopI have a vintage table (50s?) chrome with a red top, Formica I believe. It has some small/thin scratches on the surface. What products might work well to cover scratches and not damage the finish?Thanks!

 

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Canning Jalapeno PeppersI am looking for a recipe for canning jalapenos.

 

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