April 21, 2011

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God's Best CakeI framed this cake recipe. Mix these ingredients well with clean air, sunshine, laughter, and a little rain. Add good sifted earth. Bake at even temperature with wind and music for a wonderful life.

 

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Aunt Lisa's Twice Baked PotatoesWhen I had guardianship of my niece, two of her favorite things were ranch and cream cheese. I changed a recipe for twice baked potatoes to incorporate both. She requested these regular and now that she has a family of her own, she uses my recipe.

 

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Homemade Rice-a-RoniA cheaper version of the classic Rice-a-Roni mix. I hate paying high prices for the foods my family loves and try to recreate as many as possible.

 

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Banana Fruit Bread My kids love to make these for holiday breakfasts! Mix in order given and bake in greased 9x5 inch loaf pan for about 1 hour. Bake mini-muffins for about 15 minutes.

 

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Orange Glazed Baked HamIf you can't find a pre-spiraled ham at your market, don't be bashful about asking your butcher to cut it for you. Serve with orange wedges as a garnish.

 

Articles

Growing onions with sawdust.

Nine Ways To Use Sawdust In Your...Sawdust is inexpensive, readily available, and has many practical uses in the garden. It often gets a bad rap for "stealing" nitrogen from growing plants, but when used properly it can actually support the growth of your plants by helping to improve your soil.

 

Baby Bunnies

Wildlife: Baby BunniesWhat happens when your husband waits too long to start mowing the grass in the spring? Bunnies, of course! Luckily I found these little fellows before I started up the mower, leaving that corner alone until the babies were grown.

 

Black and tan dog on deck.

Rosie (Shepherd Mix)This is Rosie. She adopted my husband and I when she was a very young puppy. We believe she is a German Shepherd/Mini Pin mix. Rosie was a feral dog at one point, and it took me a while to win her trust.

 

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Warning: Easter Lilies Are Toxic To CatsEaster is nearly here and I wanted to remind cat owners that Easter lilies and many other types of lilies are very poisonous to cats. Three or four petals can cause irreversible kidney damage.

 

coffee can easter baskets

Last Minute Easter Egg Basket for KidsAn empty plastic coffee can with the handle on the back is best for this last minute basket for the Egg Hunt.

 

Scenery: Sunset (Tobay Beach, Long Island, NY)Hidden behind the dunes of Tobay Beach, NY, I came across a path that led me and my curiosity to this beautiful stretch of land. As I sat gazing out on the waters feeling so amazingly content, I caught a glimpse of these two swans oblivious to everything around them.

 

Wildlife: Lone BirdI was trying to take a picture of this tree in front of my house filled with birds. Right when I was taking the shot, the neighborhood ice cream truck came by with its blasting song, scaring all the birds away except this one!

 

Scenery: Quaint Thatched Roof Cottage (Tralee, Ireland)Tralee is a very pretty town in County Kerry, Ireland. This town hosts the annual international Rose of Tralee pageant. I came across this cottage right on the main street in town. It is so unusual with its thatched roof.

 

Miss Peaches (Miniature Peke-a-Poo)I got Miss Peaches from my daughter almost three years ago. She was the runt and needed extra care. She likes to lick me and let me drive her car while she stands on my knee looking out the windshield. She has never gone into heat, but she has adopted the guinea pig.

 

Black Sand Beach (Maui, HI)

Scenery: Black Sand Beach (Maui, HI)My favorite photo of Maui. Hawaii's beautiful landscape and black sand beach. Oh, how I wish I was there right about now.

 

Shy (Basset Hound)

Shy (Basset Hound)Shy is my 8 month old Basset Hound. I got her in September 2010 via the internet. She loves to go on walks and bug the cat. She likes to hide her bones.

 

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Spice Up Egg SaladEaster leaves most of us with A LOT of eggs for egg salad, etc. I like to add a little flavor to mine with my dried and powdered mixed veggies from my garden.

 

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Getting Rid of Weeds NaturallyI would like to start my veggie garden soon and don't want to have to pull a lot of weeds! Is there something I can use that is not a chemical to keep the weeds at bay from my garden?

 

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Whirlpool Icemaker Not Filling With WaterI have a Whirlpool Gold refrigerator freezer. The water dispenser in the door works, but no ice will form. From the back it looks like no water is in the tube for the icemaker. Also, the ice dispenser has the old fashioned "frost" on it. What causes this?

 

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Removing Wallpaper GlueI would like to know what to use to get old wallpaper paste off a wall so I can paint and put up new wallpaper border. Thanks.

 

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How Can I Recycle Old Wire Shopping Baskets?How can I recycle old wire shopping baskets?

 

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Home Remedy for Dog MangeHow do I cure dog mange?

 

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How Do You Celebrate Birthdays at Work?Can anyone give me some ideas on how to celebrate birthday parties in a corporate company environment? Please do share your ideas and help me out.

 

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Removing Silly Putty from Car UpholsteryHow do you get Silly Putty out of car upholstery?

 

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Musty Smell on Stored ClothingAll of our clothes have been stored for a year. Last night I washed them in All detergent and baking soda. The musty, oily odor is still there. What else can I use?

 

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Moving Into a Much Smaller HouseMany of you helped me when my mom was ill, and I was caring for her. Many thanks. Mom lost her battle Sept. 19, 2010.

 

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How Do I Clean Lime Buildup Off Sealed Slate Tile Fountain?We have a slate tile water fountain with a sealer on it and now have lime build up. How can we clean it without harming the sealer?

 

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Where Can I Buy Gray or Silver Hair Dye?My natural hair color was black until after my cancer treatments and my hair fell out. Once in remission my hair began growing in 90% gray, I loved it but my kids wanted me to dye it black again and like a dink, I did.

 

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Makeup Stains on White Face ClothsI use a face cloth to remove my makeup. However, it is hard to get makeup stains out of the face cloths. All of my face cloths are dingy. What type of detergent do you use to remove makeup stains from face cloths?

 

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Crocheted Blanket EdgeWhen you crochet a fabric blanket with a hole hem stitch, where do you begin? Do I start in the corner or middle of work? It's going to have four rows of crochet stitches.

 

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How Do I Remove Diesel Fuel from a Dog's Coat?How do I remove diesel fuel from a dog's coat?

 

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Home Remedies for Removing Cat Urine OdorHow do I get rid of the smell of cat urine in carpet? The carpet has already been steam cleaned, but the smell still lingers.

 

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