January 13, 2011

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One Dish MealBrown beef on oil with garlic. Add onion and green pepper; cook until onion is transparent. Drain off fat. In 2 quart casserole combine meat mixture, salt, chili powder, beans, tomatoes, and rice.

 

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Banana Bread Sticks Babies love these! Combine ingredients and stir only until smooth. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 1 hour or until firmly set.

 

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Buffalo Tuna WrapsI am sure you know by now that I love hot and spicy. I had some albacore tuna that had an expiration date that needed to be used up. I was going to make a tuna sandwich, but just was in the mood for spicy so, "Why not Buffalo Tuna?"

 

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Peppy Pizza RollsSo very good and easy! Set rolls in oven to let them rise. When they have defrosted and almost doubled in size, flatten. In center, spread pizza sauce. Top the sauce with pepperoni and desired fillings.

 

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Vegetable Beef SoupI came up with this recipe when using other ingredients from leftovers. Lots of good vegetables and it's filling.

 

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Cucumber SlawPare and thinly slice cucumber. Combine cream and seasoning. Mix thoroughly. Add to cucumbers. Let stand several hours in covered dish in refrigerator before serving.

 

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Quiche LorraineHeat oven to 425 degrees F. Stir baking mix and 1/4 cup light cream to make a soft dough. Knead 5 times.

 

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Baked Rice PuddingWash rice. Add other ingredients and pour into a greased baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees F about 2 hours or until rice is tender. Stir occasionally, folding in brown layer which forms on top.

 

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Seven Layer DipMix beans and taco seasoning mix. Spread onto bottom of 9 inch pie plate. Layer remaining ingredients over bean mixture; cover.

 

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Chinese Honey ChickenThis is the first Asian dish I made, way back when I was a teenager. It still tastes great. I've tweaked it a bit over the years. Hope you like it. I like to use a local wine, Haut Sauterne, instead of sherry.

 

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Feta DipServe with pita slices, raw vegetables, as a pita sandwich spread, as an accompaniment to fish and meat, and even as a salad dressing. Try using your favorite flavored feta instead of plain feta too.

 

Articles

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Tea Tree Oil For Breakouts or AcneAll of a sudden, I developed a huge zit on the side of my nose. I tried dabbing some tea tree oil on the spot twice a day. In 3 days, it was completely gone!

 

Dixie (Chihuahua)Dixie is about a 12 year old chihuahua. We adopted Dixie out of the shelter after she was dropped off, pregnant and epileptic. Dixie likes to walk down the street to the mailbox, and take power naps.

 

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Keep Rice from StickingTo keep rice from sticking, spray the sides and bottom of the pot with nonstick vegetable spray before you add the water or rice.

 

Phoenix (Rooster)

Phoenix (Rooster)Phoenix the Rooster is 6 months or so. I think it is a frizzle mix. I found a sweet person who was willing to share their baby chicken, which had just hatched.

 

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Oil for Ear MitesTo eliminate ear mites, all it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

 

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English Ivy Body MassageIn a blender or food processor, blend together the ivy leaves and distilled water on high speed for 1 minute. Strain this green ivy water in to a clean jar and discard the bits of leaves.

 

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Tackle Cleaning Jobs as You See ThemWhen I see a smudge or dirty spot, I clean the area right away. If I see something that needs dusting, I dust it. Once a week, I dust the entire house. The bathroom gets used the most, so on a daily basis I wipe this or that and it is clean and kept clean.

 

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Make Cream Cheese SmoothWhen mixing cream cheese, add a tablespoon or two of milk to make it smoother.

 

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Tenderizing Pork RoastTo tenderize a pork loin or pork butt, put 1 gallon cold water , 1 can of regular Pepsi, Coke, or any dark soda, and 1/2 cup table salt in a large enough container to hold the meat. Add garlic and your seasonings. Put the pork into the mixture and marinate overnight.

 

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Reusing Paper TowelsWe use paper towels in our house. I really don't like using a germy towel, so I buy recycled towels and if people only use the paper towel to dry their washed, clean hands off, we put them in a pretty little basket.

 

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Cleaning WindowsEver wonder how window washers get those skyscrapers so clean and shiny? My son used to be a window washer, here is how they do it! Take a bucket of warm water, add JOY dish soap, and a drop of ammonia if the weather is cold.

 

Snow covered trees.

Scenery: Snow (Spokane Valley, WA)We have had a lot of snow this winter, I enjoy the beauty of it. It's not much for driving in it, but I find it lovely anyway. The first picture is near my home, and the second one is out my back door.

 

Use Old iPhone as iPod TouchReuse a previous generation iPhone that no longer has cell phone service as an iPod touch. Do not throw it away! It is still able to connect to WiFi, download apps, play music, take pictures, and do just about everything that an iPod touch can do.

 

Wildlife: Monarch ButterflyThis is a butterfly that I found on our front porch. He wasn't alive when I found him, so I put him in a paper bowl that I had. I took him to my children's elementary school, so they could all see it close up and enjoy all of its beautiful details.

 

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Identifying Navy and Black PantsMy household has trouble telling the difference between black and navy trousers in the closet. I purchased black plastic hangers and blue plastic hangers and hang the right color on the corresponding hanger.

 

sunset

Scenery: Sunset (Redford, MI)This picture was taken outside of my apartment building in Redford, MI on 1/2/11 in the parking lot.

 

Kira (Tabby)Kira is a 3 years old Tabby. I was looking for a collar for our dog at PetSmart when my husband came running over saying he found our next furry family member.

 

Finished card tucked inside envelope.

Decorative Note CardsHomemade note cards that are hand-decorated in addition to using your printer for a few basics, and make the envelopes to match. Wrap in packets of 8 or 10 and give them to teachers, friends, and co-workers.

 

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Bakery Emulsions Instead of ExtractsTry Bakery Emulsions instead of extracts. They come in vanilla, vanilla butter, rum - there are several out there. I bought some recently at Ross, and was amazed at the flavor and how it doesn't bake out!

 

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Use Drawer Liner For Soap In ShowerTo keep the shower soap bar from slipping off its designated place in the shower, I cut a bar-sized triangle of rubber waffle drawer liner. It allows the soap to drain, but keeps it in place. When it wears out I cut a new one.

 

small dog

Little Bit (Rat Terrier)Little Bit is 2 years old. She is a toy Rat Terrier. I got her when she was 4 months old in the mountains. She likes to sleep, but she is energetic. Little Bit loves bones, is very tough, and likes to bite.

 

Questions

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Advice About Dyeing ClothingI am going to dye some shirts and I only want them to be light purple. I want one large one to be dark purple and then the rest to be light purple.

 

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How Can I Keep Small Laundry Items from Getting Stuck in Dryer Fins?In every dryer I've ever owned, small items like socks and washcloths tend to get trapped between the ends of the fins and the front or back of the dryer and then they don't get dry. Does anyone have any tips on preventing this?

 

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Dyeing Cotton, Modal and, Spandex ClothingCan a green cami be dyed to hunter green, if it is 8% spandex, 46% cotton, and 46% modal by using dye?

 

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Free Legal Help in Riverside County, CAIs there free help in Riverside County for preparing appeal briefs? I need help with my brief for the court of appeal.

 

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Painting Countertops with Rustoleum PaintI am looking for tips for painting my countertops with Rustoleum paint?

 

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Oklahoma Sooners Afghan ThrowI am looking for a crocheted Oklahoma University afghan pattern?

 

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Uses for Styrofoam BallsI have a semi trailer full of new Styrofoam balls measuring 2-3 inches in diameter. Any ideas on what to do with them? Thanks so much.

 

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Removing Nail Polish from ClothingI had a drop of nail polish get on a pair of khaki pants and tried nail polish remover to get it out and it didn't work. Then I tired soap and water and that didn't get it out. How can I get the polish out even after the polish has dried on the pants?

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper: Laura Ashley Colourwash Wallpaper, Pale DelphiniumI'm looking for two rolls of Laura Ashley Colourwash wallpaper in Pale Delphinium. Can anybody help? Thanks.

 

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Burned-on Enamel on a Metal Stove Top ElementHow do I get burned on enamel off electric stove elements. The kettle was left on and it melted onto the element.

 

Mixed breed black dog.

What Breed is My Dog?This dog was a stray. We are taking care of her. Is she a black German Shepherd?

 

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Natural Treatment for Yeast Infection in Dog's EarsWhat are some natural remedies for yeast infections in my pet's ears?

 

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Removing Nicotine Stains from White UPVCHow do I remove nicotine tobaco stains from white UPVC?

 

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Child Won't Poop in the ToiletMy 4 year old son will not poop on the toilet. We tried potty training him a few times, and he was not ready until now. He is doing pretty good with peeing, with only a few accidents here and there. The real problem is pooping on the toilet.

 

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Moth Ball Smell on a Fur CoatHow do you get mothball smell out of a mink coat?

 

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Cleaning Stainless Steel Oven InteriorHow do you clean a stainless steel oven? Not just the racks, mine has a complete stainless interior.

 

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Reviews of Stove Top Waffle IronsI was looking at the catalog for a store called Lehman's. It is in Ohio (worth a visit!) and caters to the Amish. They have a couple of stove-top waffle irons. If you know about these, of any brand, please let me know.

 

Homemade Diaper for Injured DogMy 80lbs 7 year female mix was paralyzed in her back legs 4 days ago. I need some advice about how to make a home diaper for her? We are in The Netherlands, so my choices here are limited. The vets here already told me to put her down, but I can't give up so easily.

 

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Removing Cat Pee and Odor from CarpetI took my cat to the vet and she did have a UTI. She still is peeing in the same spot. What do I do? We live in a an apartment and that will be a pretty fee when we are out of here. I did get a new cat box, the Tidy Cat Breeze one, with pellets.

 

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Inexpensive Fall Wedding Table CenterpiecesMy daughter is planning a November wedding and we are looking for inexpensive tasteful reception table centerpieces. Thank you.

 

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No Fee Work from Home JobsI am interested in working from home, there are so many ads online, but almost all want money paid up front. Is there a way to start a business from home without a down payment, or payment after you start to make money?

 

What Breed is My Dog?We rescued a beautiful white puppy 10 months ago. He has brown liver spots on his skin and brown spots in his white fur. He also has black spots on his nose, belly, and inside his mouth. His fur is short to medium.

 

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Replacement Cord for an Electric BlanketI need 2 replacement cords for a dual king. My puppies chewed through them. I need them ASAP. Can someone help with a source for these?

 

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Vegetarian Chili RecipeI am looking for a vegetarian chili recipe.

 

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Pattern for Knitted Child's Jumper With Intarsia DesignCan anyone direct me to a pattern for a knitted child's jumper with a tractor intarsia design on it? Thanks.

 

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Utilizing the Wasted Space in Corner Kitchen Cabinets What's the best way to utilize the space in the unreachable corners of my cabinets where they form an "L" shape. If I use bins in those corners to hold items then I have to remove all my pots and pans to get to the bins.

 

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Dealing With Someone Who is TrespassingI put up a Private Property, No Trespassing sign on my front door. It was purchased from a store. Can I legally call the cops if someone I don't like or is not welcomed to my home pulls on my property in my driveway?

 

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Zero Candy Bar Cake RecipeI am looking for the Zero candy bar cake recipe.

 

A cat in a bathroom.

Carpet Shampooer RecommendationsDoes anyone know which store bought carpet cleaning machine works best and easiest on cat messes? I need to tackle my carpeting and the cats have been bad. I have CFS and need a simple, quick and effective method.Buttercup admits it: "We're guilty!"

 

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