December 7, 2010

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Recipes

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup (Gluten Free)It's quick and easy.

 

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Peppermint BarkTwo ingredients and super easy!

 

Squash Rolls in bowl

Butternut Squash RollsThese rolls are light, fluffy, and very buttery tasting. So much better than store bought rolls. My sister made them for Thanksgiving a few years ago and I just had to have the recipe. They're also a great way to sneak vegetables into my carb loving toddler.

 

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Creamy Lemon Meringue PiePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium bowl, beat egg yolks; stir in sweetened condensed milk, ReaLemon and rind. Pour into crust. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy.

 

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Easy Pasta BakeBrown hamburger; drain. Stir in pasta sauce and Parmesan cheese. Put in 9x13 inch pan and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.

 

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Cover Shoes With Plastic Bags Before Putting On BootsTo ease the school rush in the morning, use plastic bread bags over your child's shoes and their boots will slide right on.

 

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Buy Fiberfill After ChristmasFor those of you who use polyester stuffing to make animals or pillows, look in the Christmas section after Christmas when they put all of it on sale. I got bags of polyester fill for 75% off last year.

 

antique bible

My Frugal Holiday: The Old Family BibleIt had a place of honor on the long table in the living room along with a pretty old lamp which had colored glass all around the shade part of it, and little crystal dangly things that hung down around the bottom edge.

 

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Rust Preventative for MachineryFarm machinery and other machinery used outdoors will last a great deal longer if protected from rust. To make your own rust protector, melt together 5 pounds tallow and 1 pound of turpentine.

 

Holiday Tag Garland

Holiday Tag GarlandHoliday tags strung together to make a garland.

 

A rosemary tree decorated for Christmas

How To Care For A Rosemary TreeWhen it comes to pulling double-duty during the holidays, it's hard to beat a rosemary tree. Their appearance brings a festive touch to your holiday decor, and fresh sprigs can be used for flavoring holiday meats, breads, and desserts.

 

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Cut Squash With Pumpkin Carving ToolWhen it comes to splitting acorn squash, I don't reach for a cleaver but for that incredibly cheap saw blade that comes in pumpkin-carving kits. It takes very little time and almost no power to cut an acorn squash with this little saw.

 

Put Peg Board on Exposed Back of Shelves

Put Peg Board on Exposed Back of...I bought a bookcase really cheap off of craigslist, but you can watch your free cycle for one as well. The backing was just cardboard and I wanted to put the bookcase in so the side was against the wall to create more storage without blocking another shelf.

 

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Add Salsa to HamburgersIf you need to make a good burger in a hurry, mix the meat with a bit of mild salsa. The onions, peppers, and tomatoes will add a bit of zest.

 

Photo: He's a Papa!A week after my only grandchild's birth, he was found to have a very serious digestive disease. The joy of his birth and the sorrow of his illness were such extremes, yet I have never been so proud of my son.

 

Girly (Akita Mix)

Girly (Akita Mix)Girly is a nine year old Akita Mix. I rescued her about 8 1/2 years ago. She was wandering around a truck stop and, according to someone working there, she had been there all day! I ran ads to find her owner, and she's been with me ever since.

 

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Removing Seeds From ChilisIf you like the flavor of green chillies, but hate the pungency, you can remove the seeds and use the green part. To de-seed chillies, cut into half lengthwise and hold under a running faucet, the seeds will flow out.

 

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Use Spatula to Scrape DishesKeep a rubber spatula from the dollar store by the sink. It's great for scraping out pots, pans, and dishes and for getting into the corners of jars and Tupperware.

 

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Cotton Gloves to Dust in a HurryPut on a pair of cotton gloves to quickly dust that furniture if company suddenly stops by, then shake gloves out doors and throw in washer.

 

Maxx and Charlie (Cats)Charlie and Maxx are 2 year old kittens. They love to chase each other, and then snuggle up together. They are like book ends. What one does, the other does the same thing at the exact same time. They are in sync/stereo!

 

Multicolored huts in the snow.

Scenery: Beach Huts in the Snow (Hove, UK)We don't often get snow in southern England by the sea, but have had two glorious days of it. Went walking to the beach and captured these colourful beach huts. Hope you enjoy the vibrant colours as much as I do.

 

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Dealing with Unwanted MailIf you are like 98% of all Americans, you get mail you would rather not receive (and I'm not talking about bills - who wants those). Here are a couple suggestions of things to use that unwanted mail for.

 

Questions

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What Happened to Corn Silk Makeup?What happened to Cornsilk translucent powder? I can't find it in the stores anymore.

 

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Using Steam Mop on Congoleum FlooringCan you use the Enviro Steamer mop on congoleum type flooring? It's sheet type flooring, not sticky tiles?

 

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Cleaning Grout Without ChemicalsAny ideas on cleaning shower grout without chemicals? I've thought about using a steam cleaner, but I don't know if they really work. What is the best type?

 

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Leaves on Variegated Ivy Turning Brown After Moving It InsideI just moved a beautiful variegated ivy inside due to the cold weather. I watered it good when I brought in and now a bunch of the leaves have turned yellow. Is this terminal or just due to temperature change?

 

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Keeping Pet Water from FreezingHow can I keep water from freezing when I feed a kitty in the woods where there is no electricity?

 

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Removing Paint from LeatherHow do I remove paint from leather?

 

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Getting Prescriptions From Drug CompaniesMy sister is married and her husband just lost his full time job. Both of them are part time workers now. She is 62 and they have no insurance. She is on Singulair and Advair.

 

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Tattoo Ink StainsHow can I get tattoo ink out of my beige carpet? I had the whole apartment professionally shampooed, but they did not remove the ink stain. Please help me.

 

Craft Ideas for Instant Tea JarsI have about 10 Nestea jars with lids. I would like to know if anybody has any craft ideas for these?

 

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Chocolate StainsHow do you get rid of a chocolate pudding stain that's been set into a comforter? It has been through the wash and dry cycle once already in cold water. I'd would really like to get it gone.

 

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What Makes Hairspray Strong?What ingredients make hairspray strong?

 

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Keeping Cats Out of the Christmas TreeWe have a 2 year old cat. This will be her first Christmas with us. How can we keep her from getting into the tree? I tried one suggestion where you put bells on the branches and the noise is suppose to scare her away. But this didn't work.

 

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Silicone Residue on Kitchen SurfacesHow can I remove silicone residue from kitchen surfaces?

 

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Fixing Flaws on Countertop Painted with Rust-Oleum Transformations KitWe recently used Rust-Oleum Transformations countertop kit. We have some uneven areas where the base coat is darker than other areas and some areas are lacking the top coat, but the protective coat has only cured for 2 days is there anyway of fixing this without starting over?

 

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Buying Concentrated Juice Lids in BulkIs there a way to buy frozen juice concentrate lids without buying a ton of juice? I want to use them for crafts. Thank you.

 

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Cabinets and Flooring to Complement a Burgundy RangeWe are redoing our kitchen and love the Cornufe 90 range in burgundy, but have a hard time envisioning cabinets and flooring to complement. Any suggestions? We are looking at Kraftmaid cabinets.

 

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