June 22, 2011

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Recipes

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Breakfast QuicheAwesome quiche recipe. Love the grated zucchini in this.

 

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Sugar Free Oatmeal CookiesIt's a healthier version than most. And for 3 cookies it is 126 calories. So just have two.

 

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Fresh Summer Vegetable Soup with PastaA very simple vegetable soup, nothing fancy, just washing and chopping vegetables, stirring, and enjoying the aroma of a food that makes you hungry just preparing it.

 

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Easy Peanut SoupDifferent soup recipe, but very easy and good.

 

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Grilled HamburgersSo nice to finally have it warm out here and be able to fire up the grill. This recipe is just a simple, burger recipe for the grill. Very yummy!

 

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Baked Crunchy Chicken TendersThis is a healthy low-carb alternative to fried chicken fingers. I am diabetic and have found a way to still enjoy a favorite food, and my family loves them!

 

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Caprese WrapsI love the flavor of Caprese appetizers and salads, so I decided to give it a try as a wrap sammie. They turned out Mmm Mmm good and can be made a day ahead, individually wrapping them in plastic wrap and refrigerating!

 

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Keeping Birds Out Of the GardenI love growing my summer garden in large containers. I keep them near my back door for easy reach from the kitchen. My only problem is that birds will not leave them alone. One perfect beautiful tomato after another pecked to pieces.

 

Red tabb kitten in a bowl of food.

Spitfire (Red Shorthair Tabby)Spitfire is a 6 week old Red Shorthair Tabby. This little fella was left on our porch by a friend. As I drove up, I heard the little girl say, "I hope you like the cat I gave your daughter."

 

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My Frugal Life: Clothing Is FabricI was raised in an area that was a long drive to the town, and we went in to town only two times a month - once for paying bills and another for shopping and visiting friends.

 

Praying Mantis Zoom

Garden: Blessed with a Garden HelperLook what I found sitting on my sunflower leaf! I smiled when I saw him there, as I ran to get my camera hoping he would still be there. When I got back he was, and he posed for this picture before he walked away in the direction of a bug.

 

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Keeping Dogs Cool In Summer and Warm In WinterMy service dog is a Shih Tzu. I try not to take him out in the heat, but when I do I put him on my lap to keep him off the hot ground. I wrap a cloth around a cold gel pack for him to lay on and help him to stay cool.

 

Fallen tree on house

Storm Proof Your HomeMany of us are wondering if there's something we can do to better protect our homes from devastating storms. The first step is to listen to authorities and evacuate dangerous areas before the storms arrive. Homes can be replaced; families cannot.

 

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Use Heating Pad When Letting Dough RiseWhen I am trying to get a yeast dough to rise, I place a heating pad on low underneath the pan of dough. Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray and place a kitchen towel on top to keep the warmth inside.

 

Photo of red delicious apples.

Growing ApplesThis is a page about growing apples. It includes planting tips, harvesting advice, and soil recommendations for growing apples. There are also tips for caring for and pruning apple trees.

 

A dog at a picnic table.

Barli (St. Bernard and Lab)Barli is a 7 1/2 year old St. Bernard and Lab. We got Barli as a pup from our son, whose black Lab visited our neighbor's St Bernard and produced 10 puppies. We have had him now for 7 1/2 years, and we love him more every day.

 

Silk Flower Angel

Spring Time AngelRecently, while treasure hunting for craft supplies in a thrift store, I came across their huge supply of artificial flowers. These are angels I made using only a few items and no two will be alike.

 

Questions

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Recipe for Papa John's Garlic Butter SauceDoes anyone have a recipe for a garlic butter sauce similar to what you get with Papa John's pizza? My son loves it, and I would like to try and make it at home.

 

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Is It Cost Effective to Repair a Chefmate Refrigerator?I have a small Chefmate refrigerator that blowing warm air; is it worth repair?

 

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Removing Coffee Stain on UpholsteryHow do you get coffee stains out of light colored upholstery? I sure could use some help on this one.

 

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Cleaning a Dog's Smelly EarsWhat can I use in my dog's ears to take away the odor? She doesn't have an ear infection, and my groomer can't get the smell out either.

 

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Training a Puppy Not to Jump and NipMy 14 week old Pit Bull-Boxer-Shar-pei mix puppy, Nya, is smart and rambunctious! She knows just about all of her commands, but can be hard headed and willful. My biggest problem is her jumping up on me and others, all the while she's nipping with those sharp teeth of hers.

 

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Removing Mothball Odor from PhotosMy mom gave me a box full of family photographs. Unfortunately they were stored in mothballs and in spite of airing them for weeks the smell is still strong. I'm worried that the smell has sunk permanently into the paper.

 

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Preparing the Soil for a New GardenThe place where we put a garden, has been a farmer's field for quite some time. Nothing has been growing on it for at least 6 years. We are trying a garden this year (the ground is also very hard). We are getting a lot of thistles coming through.

 

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Growing a Willow from a CuttingCan I clip a piece of my downed willow and make a new willow?

 

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Cleaning an Onyx SinkI have onyx sinks and tub walls. What homemade cleaners would be safe on these? Has anyone used this for a sufficient amount of time to ensure there is no long term damage? Thanks!

 

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What Type of Snake is This?There is a snake in my pool. It's about 2 and a half to 3 feet long, he's swimming with his head staying above the water and he's black with kind of a grayish/white diamond pattern. Any ideas what snake this is?

 

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Saving Vegetable Plants Sprayed With VinegarI sprayed my vegetable plants with vinegar, what should I do so they don't die?

 

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Ideas for a Dollar Yard SaleI am thinking of doing a yard sale and marking just about everything at or under a dollar. Most items are office related, folders, binders, etc. and some household items and small toys.

 

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Paint Color Ideas for the Master BedroomI am looking for master bedroom paint colour ideas.

 

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Painting Sauder FurnitureCan you paint Sauder furniture? I know you "can" paint it, but will it look OK?

 

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