January 14, 2011

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Recipes

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Low Carb Chicken and Cheese CasseroleThis a healthy, 15 grams of carbohydrates per serving, Chicken with Swiss cheese on dish recipe.

 

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Cheeseball Heaven Mix this very well until smooth and let set for 10-15 minutes. Mix again and form into a ball and roll in your favorite nuts.

 

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Mohave Fruit SaladCombine all ingredients and mix lightly. Serve on bed of lettuce or ruffled endive. Makes 4-6 servings. Can also add a few chopped walnuts, if desired.

 

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Cinnamon Crunch MuffinsFresh homemade muffins are great with breakfast or with coffee or tea anytime.

 

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese FrostingPreheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 12 cup muffin tin or line with paper liners. Cream 5 tablespoons of the butter with the white sugar. Add the molasses and the egg and egg yolk.

 

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Chicken SoupBring chicken to boil in water. Add celery and seasonings. Simmer several hours until tender.

 

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Zesty Lemon SteaksTrim off excess fat from steaks and slash edges to prevent curling. Wipe dry with paper toweling and set aside. In large skillet, combine oil, margarine, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper.

 

Articles

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Refresh Stale Chips and CrackersRescue stale or soggy chips and crackers by preheating the oven to 300 degrees F, spreading the chips or crackers in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake for about 5 minutes.

 

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Keeping Recipe Cards CleanTo keep a recipe book or card clean while you're cooking, place it under an upside-down pie plate. The curved bottom also magnifies the print.

 

Intense Sunset and My CatThis is one of the last photos I ever took with a regular camera before I switched over to digital. I remember rushing home from classes one day because I wanted to snap a photo of the sky.

 

In Memory Of Webster (Cat)Yesterday, when my husband and I returned home from work, we noticed our 16 year old cat was unable to stand and walk. I had noticed him limping for a few days, but he had always been one of those cats that spent his entire day jumping up and down.

 

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Cheerio (Shetland Pony) and Maggie (Arabian X)Cheerio is 9 year old Shetland pony, and Maggie is a 5 year old Arabian X.

 

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Heat Diffusers to Prevent Burning When CookingHeat diffusers are wonderful for preventing burning in thick substances such as puddings, gravies, etc. I even use mine on my wood heater to hold glass or metal candles I want to melt down to clean.

 

Frosty Leaves

Scenery: Frosty LeavesMy new phone has a retro camera feature that makes photos look vintage. During my morning walk outside my home in the Sierra Mountains, the leaves at my feet were as beautiful as anything I had ever seen and I was curious as to how they would look in a sepia-toned photo.

 

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Rose Bush Puts on Its Fall ColorsThis is a rose bush in my front flower bed. The colors were so brilliant, we had to get a picture of it!

 

Bald Eagle (Kansas)

Bald Eagle (Kansas)Yesterday, as the snow was falling, my daughter captured this picture of a bald eagle out in our pastures. We live close to a lake and sometimes have counted up to 16 eagles at one time! They are beautiful and big.

 

Ruby (Affenspinscher)

Ruby (Affenspinscher)Ruby Charlotte Germann is 2 years 7 months and 14 days today. Ruby is a beautiful, delicate, mostly black with flecks of brown, and a white star on her breast- Affenspinscher.

 

Brindle and white dog on quilt.

Sassy (American Bull Dog)Sassy is a 2 year old American bulldog. I got him June 12 2010. Sassy loves to run around his fenced yard, and is very loving. He is not mean to anyone.

 

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Saving Money on Office SuppliesI have a fledgling business that has just taken a leap of faith and moved into an office space. Money is tight! We have not taken out a business loan and are trying to outfit our office without credit cards as well. No small task!

 

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Magnetic ChalkboardA homemade chalkboard is cheap/easy to make, and fun for children and adults of all ages!

 

Wildflowers in foreground.

Scenery: Wildflowers (Alaska)I had the pleasure of going on vacation in Alaska several years ago, and fell in love with it. This particular day we were hiking and it was gloomy. To me this looked so serene with the wildflowers in the foreground, the rocks and the mountains all in one.

 

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Use Radish Greens Instead Of DiscardingDo you know that radish greens are awesome tasting because they have a nice peppery flavor? Why throw them away?

 

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Borrow Magazines From The LibraryIn these times of trying to cut back on clutter or just be "green", I do not subscribe to any magazines any longer. I look at them for free at the library!

 

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The 2011 Perennial Plant of the YearFor the second year in a row, members of the Perennial Plant Association have awarded the Perennial Plant of the Year to a native North American wildflower. This year the honors go to the lovely, and versatile, Arkansas Blue Star (Amsonia hubrichtii).

 

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Cheap Teeth WhiteningClean your teeth by chewing on a raw potato. It works fast and better than those expensive whiting strips!

 

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Cut Post-It Notes in HalfWhen using "Post-it Notes" cut them in half before using them. You'll have twice as many to use.

 

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Getting Picky Dog to EatI brought home a 4 year old rescue Chihuahua that I had a terrible time getting to eat. After trying bags and bags of dry food and hundreds of cans of wet food, I finally came up with a solution that got him to start eating.

 

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Use Towels as Bathroom CurtainI have a large window in my master bath above a garden tub that can allow someone to look in when the leaves are off the trees. A simple remedy I came up with was to put a tension rod in the window, and hem the top of 2 bath towels to hang on the rod.

 

Questions

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Door Draft StopperI want to make a door draft stopper. Any ideas? Thank you.

 

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Name Brand vs. Store Brand VitaminsI need some advice on whether it is better to buy vitamins and supplements from a health food store instead of a chain store. Are the ones at the health food store really better or is that a gimmick? Are name brands like Solaray and Mega Foods better than store brands like Nature's Bounty?

 

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Taking Vitamins to Get Rid of DandruffI have used vinegar but my dandruff is still there. I also have heavy hair loss. One of my friends suggested that I take vitamin and calcium capsules. Will that help me stop the hair loss. Are there any other ways to get the rid of dandruff? Please help.

 

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Dish Soap for Toilet ClogsI've had toilet clogs where I've plunged a few times and everything would go down.

 

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Birthday Party Game IdeasI really need a plan for my party because it's in a week and I haven't even got the invitations out yet. I need some fun games as well.

 

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Can I Use Baking Powder Instead of Baking Soda for Cleaning?Can I use something else instead of baking soda for cleaning? Can I use baking powder?

 

What Breed is My Dog?What type of breed is my dog?

 

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Cleaning Cigarette Smoke Stains in the KitchenHow do you clean cigarette staining off kitchen worktops and cupboards?

 

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How Long Will Homemade Potato Salad Keep in the Refrigerator?How long will homemade potato salad remain safe in the fridge?

 

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AM/FM Radio ReviewsWhat is the best AM/FM radio to buy? I wanted to buy a radio with excellent reception that will receive quality clear sound over long distances.

 

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Looking for Antique Brass Box FeetDoes anyone have any suggestions on where I can find small antiqued brass box feet for making decorative boxes? I have attached a pic of what I am looking for.

 

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Thread Keeps Breaking on Sewing MachineI have cleaned and oiled my Brother sewing machine after breaking about 3 needles. But now it seems that the needle thread keeps getting hung up on the bobbin shuttle and breaking. Can anyone please tell me what is causing this problem?

 

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Manual for Welbilt (ABM3300) Bread MachineWhere can I get a manual for my Welbilt ABM3300 bread machine?

 

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Sunday School Bible Crafts for ToddlersI need Bible activity ideas (Sunday school) for toddlers. Thanks.

 

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