May 7, 2011

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Quick Rice with BeansQuick and easy. Make 4 cups of instant rice according to directions. Add undrained pinto beans, cheese, pepper, and seasoned salt.


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Slow Roasted TomatoesOkay, these take a long time to roast, but they are oh so worth it! They are terrific served on crusty bread lightly brushed with extra virgin olive oil along with a cheese platter and a glass of good wine.



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Wildlife: Blue Heron (Hilton Head Island,...Last day of our Hilton Head Island vacation. Posed for about 5 minutes - a majestic blue heron.


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Misty and Sarge (Spotted Dogs)Misty and Sarge they are true spotted southern bred dogs. Misty lives in Alabama, and Sarge lives in Georgia. They have a long distance love affair.


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ID Your CameraTake a picture of your name, address, and phone number with your camera and/or phone. That way if you lose it, someone who finds it will see the info if they look through it for help in identifying the owner.


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Clothespin To Close Hotel CurtainsSummer is almost here! Many people will be traveling and taking vacations. If you're like me, you always end up with the hotel room that has the gaping curtain that won't close all the way no matter what you do!


Primitive Applique Flag Pillows - Flags in basket.

Primitive Applique Flag PillowsApplique can seem difficult and time consuming, but primitive applique is simple to do and imperfections are required. Make primitive appliqued flag bowl fillers to decorate your home for the summer holidays. Homes with an Americana decor style can display the bowl fillers all year round.


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Shopping with ChildrenYears ago when rearing my children, I used a technique that saved money and my own sanity from shopping tantrums.


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Lily (Orphan Cat)Lily is 11 months old. Lily's' mother was killed by raccoons when Lily and her brothers were just a few days old. Luckily someone found the wet, skinny, and cold babies.


potatoes and beans

Garden: Potatoes 'n BeansEvery year I have a vegetable garden with red potatoes, onions, pinto beans, straight neck squash, tomatoes, bell peppers, sweet banana peppers and okra later. When things start producing, I will have some more beautiful pictures.


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Photo: Garden In The FallThis is one of my favourite fall garden pictures. I've used this and a couple of other garden views as computer wallpaper all winter. They've perked me up on those snowy days!


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Keeping Cookies CrunchyYou can keep the cookies crunchy by putting an small amount of sugar in the box or container where the cookies place in. It will help the cookies crunchy for a long time.


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Outer Banks (North Carolina)This was taken from the boat we were on during our trip to the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Gorgeous sky, perfect weather. Loved being by the ocean!



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Small Scarlet Snake Inside my House?I just found a small scarlet snake inside my house. I was watching TV and there it was the snake in front of the TV. I have carpet in my house and my house is very clean. I need to know how or what can I do to put around and inside my house to avoid this scary night.


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Where Can I Get Free Puppy Vaccinations?I bought my niece a puppy and he doesn't have any vaccinations. Where should I go for free vaccinations, if that is a possibility?


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How Do I Get Oil Paint Out of a Sweater?How to get oil paint out of white sweater?


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How Do I Get Rid of Silverfish?When the weather gets warmer silverfish arrive in my home, usually in the same areas. Is there anything I can do go get rid of them?


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Crayon Melted on Clothing and Clothes Dryer?My grandson left crayons in his clothing and it has left the clothes dryer and clothes full of crayon. How do I remove it from the cylinder in the dryer and also from his clothes?


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Can I Freeze Havarti Cheese?I bought Havarti cheese from Costco, I would like to freeze some. Is it OK, as long as I use my food saver?


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Where Can I Buy a Cactus Suitable for Zone 5 in Kansas?I have found a cactus. It is planted in the McDonald's Drive In, in Ottawa, and it dies back and then comes back in the spring. I have looked everywhere and can not find any cactus that will come up every year for zone 5, or near Overbrook, Kansas.


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Clothing Bleeding Onto Itself?I washed a white piece of clothing with red thread embroidery and all the red bled onto the white, so now it is a shade of pink. Another piece of clothing that I washed had a maroon lace, the clothing itself is a self-print light beige, and the maroon lace bled onto the shirt.


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How Do I Get Blue Ink Out of Light Carpet?How do you get blue ink out of light color carpet?


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Removing Ink Stains from Clothes?How do I remove ink stains from clothes?


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How Do I Get Tea Stains Out of a Shirt?My son has a really nice cotton shirt and it has a tea stain on it. His stepmom washed it already and it did not come out.


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Name Ideas for a Nutrition Business?I need a snappy name for nutrition business.


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How Do I Make Good Fried Eggs Over Medium?What's the best cooking oil (or butter) to make good fried eggs over medium (yolk runny, white cooked). Recently I've been trying to flip the eggs and it doesn't work and they stick. Is there a better pan with a better cooking surface? I believe I am using Teflon.


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