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Trial and Error Potato SaladWhen I was young my daddy always made the potato salad and, at least for me, no other potato salad on earth has ever even come close to being just as good as his. Maybe that's simply because I loved him so much. ;-)



Cheesy Tomato Topped Spinach CasseroleFeel free to experiment with the ingredient flavors for this recipe. For example combine sun dried tomato and basil cream cheese, Caesar dressing, half fresh Parmesan and half mozzarella cheese.


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40 Clove Pork FettuccineOkay, I just can't help tweak recipes ;-) In this case I've switched out the choice of meat for the traditional French classic of 40 Clove Chicken by using pork and added pasta to the mix.


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Flushmate Pressure Flush System Recall Due To Exploding ToiletsAn exploding toilet is quite a comical thought at first with lots of imagined pictures in our mind, but what if you or someone you know actually happens to have this particular pressure flushing system?


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Orange Peach Creamsicle SmoothieThis is a scrumptious treat and if you would like to dress it up then garnish with an orange slice and/or a piece of cubed peach on a fancy toothpick.


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Baked Sweet Potato FriesFeel free to use just about any kind of spice or seasoning and adjust the amounts to taste. I also like these using crushed red pepper flakes or cumin.


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Repairing Foggy Yellowed Vehicle HeadlightsMy car headlights were horribly yellowed after 12 years of ignoring them. I could barely even see when driving at night because that's how bad they were!


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Quick Chili PieWhen I spring clean, it even includes going through the pantry and freezer searching for foods coming close to the stale date and making sure they get used up soon or are given to the food bank.


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Download Store Coupons on Your Rewards CardI downloaded coupons to my Safeway grocery store rewards card for the very first time. Not only did I receive normal rewards card discounts of about $9.00 in savings but I also received an additional savings of about $10.00 from the downloaded coupons!


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Natural Aphid SprayImagine my chagrin this year when for the first time ever I decided to try growing dill and woke up one morning wondering why the upper most tender portions of the plants, which were ready for harvest, were drooping heavily sideways.


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Super Simple Homemade Hand LotionYou can buy rose water at pharmacies or health food stores and sometimes Wal-Mart and Target carry it. Glycerin is available at pharmacies and health food stores but craft stores such as Michael's carry it too.


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Sauteed Cilantro Lime CornI love corn! Have never tried to saute it before and I'll tell you that other than grilled corn there is nothing better than sauteed corn! Combined with cilantro and lime juice?


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Ginger The CatA neighbor that lives across the courtyard from me, but on the second floor, has a cat named Ginger. She is the cutest because she visits everyone and the best is her unique personality!


A bookmark made from a favorite photo.

Personalized Photo BookmarkI wanted to come up with a homemade personalized gift for my best girlfriend of 42 years. She happens to be an avid reader and this is what I came up with, and with items I already had on hand :-)


Dog and Cat in Santa Hats

Holiday Dog and Cat Safety TipsPoisonous holiday plants include holly, mistletoe, poinsettias, and lilies and can cause vomiting and diarrhea or even organ failure and death. Please keep holiday plants out of the reach of your pets!


Have a Plan in Case of a Fire

Have a Plan in Case of a FireI live in an apartment on the second floor and at 4:00 am this morning I was awakened by sirens and pounding on doors. I got up to look and see what was going on and a knock immediately came to my door.


When Are You Being Too Frugal?

When Are You Being Too Frugal?The definition of frugal is "Prudence in Avoiding Waste". We all should be wise and thrifty, and reuse or recycle where possible, but here are some indicators when you just might be going too far to be frugal and are simply being cheap or possibly hoarding:


A Tootsie Pop tree ornament.

Tootsie Pop Tree OrnamentVery easy and cute ornaments :-) Have made dozens of these over the past quarter of a century and love seeing them on the trees of friends and family's homes who have kept them and still hang them :-)




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