January 6, 2012

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Recipes

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Mexican Chip CasseroleGreat spicy dish. Love the corn chips on top!

 

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Broccoli-Cauliflower SaladOne of my favorite salads!

 

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Huntington ChickenThis is an easy and kid-friendly recipe.

 

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Cucumber, Tomato and Egg SaladA quick, protein rich salad to enjoy for lunch or with dinner.

 

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Skillet PizzaLove this because it's so easy and the whole family loves it!

 

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Pasta with the WorksGreat Italian-style dish!

 

Articles

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Reuse Plastic Lids as CoastersI save all plastic can lids to use to protect my cupboards from rust, as in on the bottom of my cleanser cans, also I used them to keep under my honey jar.

 

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Amazing FacialOK, so I just rinsed this off my face and I have to say, it's amazing!

 

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Sick Day Care PackagesWhile everyone hopes to avoid the dreaded winter cold, or even worse the seasonal flu, things don't always go as we wish. That's reason enough to prepare a sick day care package before you get sick.

 

Street artists.

Travel: The Artists of Montmartre (Paris,...I had gone up the steps toward the marble white Sacre-Coeur Basilica in Paris that summer afternoon, up on the hill, looking for Montmartre to see the artists that I had heard are always painting there in the square.

 

A sunset in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Scenery: Sunset (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia,...This is a picture we took on vacation at my cousin's house in Nova Scotia. My young cousin describes them as cotton candy clouds!

 

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Find Jerky Equipment and Supplies at Outdoor Sports StoresIf you are looking for tools to make hamburger jerky, look for a Bass Pro or other big outdoor sports world in your area. They carry all kinds of spices and equipment for all kinds of meat and wild game recipes.

 

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Contact The Social Security Office Directly With QuestionsIn the case of SS benefits and child support etc, the answers are readily available from the SS office. Call the SS office or go on line to them with your question and your problem is solved.

 

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Rubber Gloves for Household TasksGo to Sally's Beauty Supply and buy yourself a box of beauticians' rubber gloves. Put them on before mixing meatloaf ingredients and other foods that are best mixed by hand.

 

Closeup of a shaggy black and gray dog.

GabeGabe is a 5 year old mixed breed. One cold winter morning, my son awoke to prepare for work. As he opened his door, he found this little guy on his step, shaking, scared, and hungry. As he looked into those sad brown eyes, it was love at first sight.

 

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Keeping New Year's ResolutionsMy tip for keeping my resolutions is to keep them realistic. Like losing weight, the resolution is to slowly and healthily lose some weight.

 

A lorikeet at the Montecasino Bird Gardens, South Africa.

Scenery: Lorikeet (Montecasino Bird...During our summer break, we went to Montecasino Bird Gardens. At the entrance, we could buy a little bowl of nectar, and then walk through several aviaries.

 

Purple and white flower.

Garden: IrisI took this picture right after it rained.

 

Closeup of TP holder hanging on door knob.

Toilet Paper HolderThis is an old craft revisited and made much simpler now with a glue gun.

 

Man cutting up credit cards

Staying Out of DebtThis is a page about staying out of debt. The best way to not be in debt is to stay out of it in the first place but that is easier said than done. Use these helpful tips and tricks stay out of debt.

 

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Healthy Living on a BudgetIf you are using a limited budget as an excuse for not adopting healthy living habits, these tips will make that excuse invalid. Taking care of yourself should be a priority regardless of your financial situation.

 

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Teeth Cleaning With VinegarEliminate bad breath and whiten your teeth by brushing them once or twice a week with white distilled vinegar.

 

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Child Support Payment and TaxesMy son has paid court ordered child support payments every week for many years, without missing one payment. When it comes to filing his income tax yearly, why is it that he cannot claim his children, or deduct the Monterey payments from his taxes?

 

Black Great Dane puppy ready to shake his paw.

Indestructible Toy for a Great DaneWe have a 10 month old Great Dane. At times I swear he's a goat! He chews everything. He's gone through toys like crazy, Kongs, beef bones, etc. I got a deer antler and it's managed to last a week so far. Anyone have any ideas where I might find toys for a large breed dog?

 

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Crafts Using Yo YosI have a lot of yo yos that I made. What can I do with them? I have made barrettes for my granddaughters, but still have many more.

 

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Use Lemon Juice in RecipesI want to try the following recipe, but want to know if anyone can tell me what the lemon juice is there for? Does it matter? Should it be fresh or bottled? Any help will be appreciated!

 

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Free Yarn for Charity ProjectsWhere can I get free yarn for charity projects? I'm making hats and scarves for "Occupy Wall Street" and I need some donated yarn to continue this project. These hats are not for sale at all they are for the donations only, but I need more yarn.

 

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Substitutes for Shortening in RecipesSo many recipes indicate "shortening" in the ingredients. Unless the recipe specifically calls for butter or margarine, does this literally mean Crisco? Can I use butter instead?

 

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Clearing a Clogged ToiletWhat can I try to unclog a toilet? I have plunged it for two days, but the water still just fills up.

 

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Freezing AvocadosHow do I freeze avocados?

 

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Making a Wall Mounted Makeup/Cosmetic OrganizerAny suggestions for a makeup organizer that can hang on the wall? I've seen the acrylic ones that have drawers and are very large, but they're so expensive, well over $200! That's insane.

 

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Growing KiwifruitI would like to know how to grow kiwifruit vines.

 

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