May 22, 2011

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Recipes

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Strawberry DelightThis is one of my favorite desserts and perfect for summer. This recipe starts with a buttery pecan shortbread cookie crust that is baked and then topped with a creamy filling made with cream cheese and Dream Whip.

 

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Super Simple Spaghetti SaladGreat salad instead of the usual summer salads.

 

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Memphis Barbecue in a Crock PotAs one who was raised in Memphis, TN, I can assure you that only Corky's BBQ touches my lips. But when not in Memphis, this is a close 'second' and better than all the other "World's Champion BBQ' establishments" :)

 

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Turkey Asparagus Open-Faced SandwichMelt margarine in pan. Add flour to make creamy consistency. Add milk until thickened, then add cheese. Toast bread slices and butter them. Put turkey and asparagus on toast.

 

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Garlic ButterKeep on hand for assorted recipes or to use for quick flavoring of veggies, meats, plain pasta, or bread.

 

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Cowboy Franks and BeansA kid favorite! In 3 qt. saucepan, cook pasta sauce, beans and hot dogs over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until heated through.

 

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Buffalo Sour CreamThose who know me know I love anything buffalo flavored. This is really quick and easy to make to use as a dip or spread.

 

Articles

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Doilies to Accent Gift WrapI love using paper doilies to accent gifts. It adds an elegant touch and is inexpensive.

 

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Removing Odors From JarsI've really gotten into washing out and reusing jars and containers instead of buying brand plastic products. Sometimes the best jars have really tough odors, like pickle and olive jars.

 

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Jazz and Patches (Horses)Last winter and the morning brought 6 inches of snow for us in East Texas. Sassy Jazz is 21 and Call Me Patches is 29. We have lived in ETX for 17 years, and this was only the second time that we had had any snow, much less 6 inches.

 

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Using Stale BreadWith only two of us now at our house, bread gets stale before we eat it all. You know you can make bread pudding out of it. Also, it makes great stuffing.

 

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Dixieland CoffeePut all ingredients into blender and cover. Run on low until smooth.

 

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Wind Chime From Soda CansTo make a cheap wind chime, I used a 1x4 inch board, cut 4- 3 1/2 inch pieces, and drilled 4 small holes, 3 inches apart, and 2 holes in the top of the board.

 

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Homemade Fruit-Acid FacialFor an inexpensive pick-me-up for your face - buy a papaya, cut it in half, eat the insides and then rub the inside of the fruit peel on your face. Leave for ten minutes then rinse off.

 

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Use Flat Boxes for Puzzles and PostersDuring my hiatus from having my own place, I had to store my puzzles that were put together. I didn't want them drawing moisture, so I stored them under a friend's guest bed.

 

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Things To Consider When Drying Clothes OutsideDrying clothes outside saves you from using the dryer. However if you are not super careful you could end up spending a fortune as well.

 

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Memorial Day WreathsMany years ago my mother-in-law taught me to make this wreath and this year I am making it for her.

 

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Favorite Jello SaladThis is jello salad recipe includes citrus jello, nuts, cottage cheese, mayo and condensed milk.

 

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Individual OmeletsFor an omelet bar, set out various dishes containing such things as: chopped onions, red and green peppers, mushrooms, jalapeno peppers, various grated cheeses, plus one egg for each person.

 

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Pet Beds From Old RugsI make pet beds for rescues and an easy way to make some is to collect 'shaggy' rugs like bathroom rugs, cut a piece of sturdy fabric the same size and zig-zag stitch it to the back of the rug.

 

Cherry Tomatoes in hanging basket

Cherry Tomatoes for Hanging BasketsWith their small fruits and trailing growth habit, cherry tomatoes are ideal candidates for growing in hanging baskets.

 

Questions

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Canning Carrots So That They Stay CrispyIs there a way to can carrots, so they stay crispy and don't get soggy?

 

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Leaves on Watermelons Turning WhiteI planted some Bonnie Blue crimson red watermelon plants about a week ago. The leaves are turning white on them now. What is the problem?

 

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Repairing a Peeling Vinyl ReclinerI have a 3 year old chocolate brown recliner that I thought was a crinkly look vinyl. It is now flaking and peeling where there is most use. Underneath is a soft fabric.

 

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Will Pool Chlorine React With Hair Straightener?I have straightened my hair with Loreal treatment. Now I have a confusion, will pool water now damage my hair?

 

What Causes a Skunk Like Body Odor?What causes "skunk-like" body odor?

 

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Reviews of SkimStone for Countertop RefinishingI have read about all the posts on painting laminate/Formica countertops. I did a sample board to mimic granite and it looks great. I also used the smallest kit of Envirotex, it too looks great.

 

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Starting Roses from CuttingsHow do you start a rose from a clipping?

 

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Removing Sticky Name Tag Residue on JacketHow do I get sticky backing from a name tag off a jacket? The material is like vinyl/leather.

 

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Planning a Weekly Church Dinner For Families in NeedMy church feeds families every Tuesday evening. It is for low income families in the community, for those in need of food, clothing, and a free dinner.

 

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Understanding the Transmission and Incubation of ParvoCan a dog be exposed to parvo and not show any symptoms for a month or more? What is the longest incubation period?

 

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Name Ideas for a Cleaning, Yard Maintenance and Personal Services BusinessI am starting a little business of my own. I am looking for a name that is eye catching and simple to remember. My job is going to be: cleaning of houses, mowing yards, and tidying up, also running errands for people, and doing house sitting.

 

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Making Paper Bags from NewspaperHow do you make paper bags from newspaper?

 

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Looking for a Good Dispenser for Baby OilI use baby oil each day as a moisturizer. The bottles that it comes in have tops that are unhandy to open/close and dispense. Any ideas for a good dispenser that won't clog up, but is easy in getting the oil out and won't drip down over the bottle?

 

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Removing Cigarette Smoke Odor on House WallsMy house smells of cigarette smoke, thanks to the people who lived in it before me. I was told to bleach the walls to get out the smell, but was wondering if there were any other ways to get out that nasty smell.

 

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Removing Cooking Oil Smell from Work ClothingMy husband works as a short order cook for a restaurant and comes home every night smelling like a french fry. How do I get the fried/cooking oil smell out of his clothes? I've wash them with laundry detergent and they still come out smelling like oil.

 

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Differences Between Indoor and Outdoor PlantsHow can we know that a plant is indoor or outdoor? I have many plants in my home and I am giving them my proper care, but still I have no idea they will be good and proper. Some of them look good and fresh, but some are getting brown and dry

 

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Origin of the "Red Carpet" ConceptWho introduced the red carpet concept to welcome guests, e.g. Hon. President or Head of The State? Why is the red color accepted and not another?

 

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Are Citronella Plants Good for the Garden?Are citronella plants good for the garden?

 

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