May 2, 2011

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Recipes

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Chinese Hot DishBrown celery and onion in skillet. Mix with other ingredients; add browned meat. Bake in casserole for 1 hour at 350 degrees F.

 

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Pheasant in Mushroom SauceSaute mushrooms and onions in butter until light brown. Remove from butter; add pheasants that have been cut into serving pieces; seasoned with salt, paprika. and dusted in flour.

 

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Baked Chicken and Creamy RiceI like meals that can be put together easily and baked in one pan. No mess, no fuss, but oh so good.

 

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Monkey BreadThis sweet bread is easy, ooey-gooey, and makes enough for a crowd

 

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Hot Mustard SauceThere are so many uses for this mustard sauce including using as a marinade, dip, or topping for pork, chicken or beef; as a dip for assorted cheeses, hard boiled eggs, soft pretzels, and pita bread.

 

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Splenda Apple PieApple pie with brown sugar Splenda allows us diabetics a dessert treat.

 

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Lemon Pineapple SaladDissolve gelatin in hot water. Cool and add pineapple, walnuts, cream cheese, and celery. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into glass dish. Refrigerate and stir in half hour or more.

 

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Chocolate Graham Cracker DessertPlace half of cracker crumbs in bottom of buttered dish. Combine beaten egg whites, marshmallows, and nuts and pour over crumbs. Combine egg yolks, butter, sugar, and chocolate syrup and beat until very stiff.

 

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Potato Patties These are very tasty. I made them with chicken and cheese.

 

Articles

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Plant Basil in Portable ContainerPlant basil in a small container so you can easily move it around in your garden. Basil has almost no pests and is a natural insect repellent. It is also the easiest herb to grow and tolerates little water and any type of soil.

 

Irises in the Spring

Garden: Irises in the SpringI had planted my irises a few years ago. They have really taken off well and are beautiful this year. They are native around here and grow very well in our climate.

 

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Put Kids Table in Kiddie PoolI'm a grandma of 4 now, but when my own 2 children were growing up, I had an apartment that had carpeting in the dining room area. Eating time was messy on the carpet from 2 toddlers learning to eat "neatly."

 

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Create Memory Book with Child's ArtOur children live in other states, but we always get together in the summer for a reunion at one of our homes. This year, I am making each one a memory book using all the pictures/drawings from their earliest years.

 

Danang Wedding Dresses

Travel: Wedding Dresses (Danang, Vietnam)When you attend a wedding in Vietnam you will often see the bride wear at least 3 different dresses during the evening. Brides in Vietnam rent these dresses for the occasion.

 

Cocoa, a Pomeranian, riding in a car.

Cocoa (Pomeranian)My four year old Pomeranian, Cocoa, going to get his bubby from the groomers!

 

Wildlife: Lady Bug

Wildlife: Lady BugI was doing a little spring cleaning by washing the inside windows. There he was, this little lady bug.

 

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Reuse Plastic Bags From LinensAt times we buy sheets,shower curtains, or cloth curtains, and most of these items come in very tough little plastic envelopes - some with zippers, some with snaps.

 

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Making Powdered Milk Taste BetterThink about it. What is lacking from powered milk? (Answer: Fat) So, I add heavy cream to the reconstituted milk. My formula: 1 pouch powdered milk, 3 3/4 cup water, and 1/4 cup heavy cream.

 

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Frugal Chain NecklaceChain necklaces are all the rage, but the new trendy ones are pricey. Here's a tip - take smaller chain belts from the thrift store and fasten the ends together permanently by opening and closing a jump ring.

 

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Homemade Body LotionTo make homemade body lotion, you need 1 bottle each:

 

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Uses for Baby Wipes ContainersI always buy 13 gallon kitchen garbage bags in the economy rolls. The roll fits perfectly in a baby wipe container, and I just fed the first bag up through the opening at the top.

 

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Popsicle Sticks to Mark SeedsI have a little container garden and planted seeds in 6 containers. To mark my veggies, I used Popsicle sticks and just put the letter of the veggie planted. You can use both ends, if you want to change your choice of veggies for the next year, also.

 

Closeup of a red crochet hat with brim.

Rolled Brim HatCrocheted rolled brim hat for an adult.

 

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Reuse Margarine Containers for LeftoversWhen I purchase margarine, I buy the one that comes in two small containers, 1/2 lb. in each. They make great containers for leftovers. I just write on the lid what it contains with a black sharpie. Works great.

 

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Laundry Detergent as Carpet CleanerI am cleaning my carpets today, I ran out of store bought carpet cleaner, and I wanted get done. I started looking around the house to see what I could use. I decided on my brand of laundry soap.

 

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Cleaning Faux Fur FurnitureI use a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide to clean my brown faux fur chaise lounge, which was purchased in 1975.

 

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Preventing Ear Infections in DogsI currently have 4 dogs (3 rescued). To avoid ear infections, all I can tell you is that I take them to the vet on a regular basis for all their check-ups and shots.

 

Photo: StrawberriesThese strawberries were huge! The colors were so gorgeous and my son loves to eat them.

 

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Limit Visits to Banks and ATMsIn some instances, it is smart to shop with cash only, but skip the bank or the ATM if you're withdrawing money. Instead, use your debit card to purchase small items and get cash back at no charge.

 

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Donations For Tornado Relief (Yazoo City, MS)I work in Yazoo City, MS. After this week's weather, I thought I would offer some advice to anyone wanting to help tornado victims.

 

A cat under an umbrella outside

Kelly (Cat)Kelly is 11 years old. She loves to play, take cat naps, and go out on the deck to smell the fresh air.

 

Questions

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Growing FreesiasCan I leave freesia bulbs in the ground after flowering til next season?

 

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What Glue To Use for a Wine Cork Hot Plate?Recently I saw a wine cork hot plate that had no bottom and was held together very well. I was unable to find out what glue was holding it together. I tried hot glue, wood glue, and silicone glue. The results were poor. I was thinking of contact cement next?

 

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What Do I Use to Glue Sand Dollars on the Bathroom Walls?I want to glue real sand dollars to my semi gloss painted bathroom walls for a 3-D border look. What kind of glue would I use? I don't want the steam from showers to cause them to fall off.Has anyone else tried something like this? If so, what were your results?

 

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How Do I Keep Field Mice Out of Storage Shed?How do we keep field mice out of our storage shed and equipment?

 

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Clipping Dog's Nails?Does anyone have any tips on how to successfully cut your dog's toenails? I can't get my dogs to sit still when trying to cut their nails and they don't like me touching their paws.

 

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Chocolate Soldier Milk RecipeDoes anyone have a recipe for chocolate soldier? It's chocolate milk, made with dry milk, cocoa, and very little sugar. It tastes a great deal like Yoohoo. My children loved it. I would like to give the recipe to my grown daughter for her children to enjoy.

 

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How Do I Replace the Heel on a Pair of Boots?I bought a great pair of boots at a thrift store. They do not have the heel pad on the bottom (just open). There is no shoe repair shop around. How can I do this myself? What materials would I use? Thanks!

 

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What is the Best Way to Clean Pet Hair from Wood Floors?Is there a broom or type of broom that can adhere to pet hair? I am looking for one that can be used to pick up hair from hardwood floors?

 

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What to Keep in a Safety Deposit Box?What are good items to keep in a safety deposit box? So far I have passports and original birth certificates.

 

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Paint Colour Advice for Kitchen with Black Worktops and Beech UnitsMy kitchen has black work tops, beech units, and the floor is light cream. I am just wondering what colors would look good on the wall? Also, what colour accessories would go with the colour as well and not clash, but no red. lol

 

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What Can Cause Dry Scaly Skin in Dog's Ears?My dog has dry scaly skin in his ear, which he scratches non stop. What could it be caused by? I don't know what ear mites look like.

 

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Tips for Giving Liquid Medication to CatsDoes anyone have any tips on how to get cats to take liquid meds?

 

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My Cat is Pooping Outside of the Box!My 1 year old cat will not stop pooping on my wooden floor. He poops right in front of the litter box too. I need help! Any suggestions? I took his poops to the vet and they said there is nothing wrong.

 

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Remedy for Tooth Pain With Bleeding GumsI have severe toothache. I don't have cavities or anything of the sort. Its a perfectly normal tooth. My gum bleeds only at that specific tooth. When it bleeds the pain is really bad. Painkillers don't help all that much. I don't want to extract my tooth. What can I do?

 

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How Can I Get Rid of a Mouse in My House Without Killing It?I have a mouse that is ruling the house and is all over at night. I do not want to use sticky traps to catch it. Please help with suggestions to get it to leave the house.

 

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What Are the Easiest Flowers to Grow in the Garden?I'm a first time gardener, I can't even grow an indoor plant. My friend got lots of packets of seeds, what's the easiest flowers to grow?

 

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Where Can I Find the Germination Time for Garden Vegetable Seeds?How long do corn, peas, radish, clover, and barley take to germinate?

 

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Kenmore Elite Ice Maker is RustyCan someone please help me figure out how to get rid of rust on the ice maker workings? I can't find anyone who's had this problem, so if you can help, I would appreciate it. My fridge is almost ten years old, by the way.

 

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How Can I Organize Earrings?What is a good way to organize earrings?

 

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How Do I Find Out Which of My Cats is Peeing Inside?I have three cats and one of them is peeing inside, but I'm not too sure which one. How do I find out? It is peeing on the walls, kitchen bench, and dishes. It's peeing on everything and the house smells. Thanks

 

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