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Sticky Chicken INGREDIENTS: 3 Tbsp. honey 2 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 tsp. finely minced gingerroot 1 4-lb whole roasting chicken 3 minced garlic cloves 1 whole orange, sliced 2 Tbsp. cornstarch 3 Tbsp. orange juice DIRECTIONS: Rinse chicken and drain well. Pat the chicken with paper towels to dry. Place...
02/24/2010
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Spinach Dip INGREDIENTS: 1 (9 to 11-ounce) package, frozen spinach 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 clove garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS: Cook spinach according to package directions. Drain thoroughly. Place all ingredients in blender ...
02/22/2010
Chicken-Fried Steak and Gravy INGREDIENTS: 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 4 or 5 (4-ounce) cube steaks 38 Saltine crackers (1 sleeve), crushed 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons salt, divided 1-1/2 teaspoons black pepper, divided 1/2 teaspoon groun...
02/21/2010
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Banana Bread INGREDIENTS: 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 cup bread flour or unbleached all-purpose 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans DIRECTIONS...
02/19/2010
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Baked Ziti with Spinach and Tomatoes INGREDIENTS: 1 pound Italian sausages, casings removed 1 medium onion, chopped 3 large garlic cloves, chopped 1 28-ounce can diced, peeled tomatoes 1/4 cup purchased (or homemade) pesto sauce 10 ounces ziti or penne pasta (about 3 cups), freshly cooked 8 cups ...
02/19/2010
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Despite the various ways in which homeowners can enhance their home's value, perhaps none has the same impact as a brand new coat of paint. Although it's not an easy task by any stretch of the imagination, it makes sense when you consider that a few $20 cans of paint can result in adding hundreds...
02/17/2010
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No matter what kind of home you own, excessive condensation and moisture can cause serious problems. Mold, wood rot and other dangerous moisture can be cured by either improving the ventilation within your home or insulating the property more consistently. However you address the problem, the wor...
02/16/2010
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Unlike doing major alterations to your property, changing the lighting in your home doesn't have to cost a fortune. In fact, I often recommend starting with lampshades that will alter the lighting style of your home. Since lamps are often a focal point in any room, changing the shades can dramati...
02/15/2010
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There are many little things you can do to help keep your energy costs down. Make sure the registers and vents for your heating and cooling system aren't obstructed by furniture or other objects. Clean or replace the air filter in your heating/cooling system regularly (monthly in most cases) to h...
02/13/2010
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No matter how much time and effort you spend on making your home the best it can be, it will all be in vain if you don't provide the perfect lighting scheme to showcase your efforts. Alternative lighting such as track lights or even colored lighting can accentuate the overall style and feel of yo...
02/13/2010
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