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June 16, 2010
No-Bake Cherry Dessert
Before: put mixing bowl and beaters in fridge to cool. Crush graham crackers; mix in small bowl with butter and brown sugar. Put graham cracker mixture in 9x13 inch pan.
Cabbage Hot Dish
Mix veggies. Add water. Cook about 10 minutes until tender but still crisp. Serves 6-8.
Prepare crust according to directions on box. Mix beans and taco seasoning. Spread on crust. Top with browned hamburger and 8oz. cheddar cheese.
This is a great easy recipe for cocktail meatballs with a sensational taste! I've offered this dish at parties for several years and everyone raves about them.
Giardiniera Pasta Salad
Quick and easy Italian style pasta or macaroni salad. If you do not like the vegetables listed above, do not like hard cooked eggs, or you'd rather have flaked crab or lobster in your salad - make the changes.
Jane made this for us back in the late 1970's - it is so good! You can top a slice with a spoonful of cherry pie filling, peach, pineapple, raspberry, strawberry, chocolate sauce, etc . Even plain, it's great.
Spinach Cheddar Squares
Try this nutritious main dish casserole that is easy to put together.
Save Favorite Recipes Online
Enter your favorite family recipes onto the ThriftyFun website for preservation in case your house ever catches on fire. Spread the recipes around; give to family members, put in safe deposit box, make copies and bury in the backyard.
Use Sandwich Bags Instead of Paper Plates
If you forget paper plates when going on picnics I use sandwich bags as plates. They are clean and I carry a lot with me to use for many things. Even in motels we take snacks with us when we travel.
Absorbine Jr. as Bug Repellent
When you're out in the yard working and don't want the mosquitoes to bite, dab on Absorbine Junior behind each ear, on both arms,and below your knees. I cut grass in the evening, that's where the mosquitoes settle and I never get bites.
Create a Computer Troubleshooting Binder
I love my computer but must admit that I'm not savvy on it at all. I am forever coming across a problem that I don't know how to fix and having to call HP, AOL or somebody to help me.
Soothing Effects of Lemon Balm Tea
When I first was given a start of lemon balm, I had no idea what to do with it! The second season, I was pretty wary because it had spread over a large area. It spreads by seeds and maybe by runners underground.
Use Cobweb Catcher to Clean Behind Toilet
Since I blow my hair dry in the bathroom after every shower my floor becomes disgusting in a short time. I used to hate getting on my hands and knees to clean behind the toilet and my pedestal sink.
Fast Food Happy Hours
We save money and have fun during the summer by taking advantage of happy hours at the local restaurants (DQ and Steak 'n Shake, etc.) Between 2:00 and 4:00pm you can order any milk shake or beverage for half price.
Use Heat Pump to Power Water Heater
My husband and I recycle and compost. We have some big concerns about filling up land fills and until someone starts an energy producing plant using the waste we produce, this is our way of trying to help.
Using Every Last Bit Out Of Bottles And Tubes
Get all the product that you paid for out of the bottle or tube before throwing it out. Plastic tubes are easily cut in half with scissors. Then you can reach in and get out the toothpaste, lotion, or whatever is in it.
Chew Gum to Avoid Ear Infections
After my son suffered through a few ear infections while in kindergarten, our Doctor recommended letting our son chew gum along with a dose of our choice of kids' cold medicine the next time the sniffles were coming on.
Organizing Kitchen Gadgets
I love to cook and I love gadgets; therefore my kitchen drawers are overflowing with so many things that I can't find what I am looking for.
Cook with Butcher Paper for Easy Clean-up
Did you know you can cook just about anything and ease clean up with butcher paper? Use it in the oven to cook bacon, bread, chicken, or your favorites and the ease of cleanup will amaze you.
Rubbing Alcohol as a Flea Repellent
To keep fleas at bay, you can spray your pet and the bedding and carpets with Wintergreen scented rubbing alcohol. It's an easy, inexpensive solution for an occasional flea.
My Frugal Life: Easter Eggs
I got to thinking the other day that the old maxim about 'life was better in the good old days' was partly true. The thing that got me to thinking that was Easter eggs. Yes, Easter eggs!
How to Make Fitted Crib Sheets
What are the measurements for making a crib sheet?
Replacement Plates for Foreman Grill
I moved and lost some of my George Foreman plates model GRP90WGR. Where can I get them?
Propagating a Fig Tree
I would like to plant a fig tree in NJ. What is the best time of year to do that? Also, I will be cutting off a stem from someone else's tree, where should I cut from?
Transplanting African Violets
I recently repotted my African violets and they are droopy and are turning grey. What did I do? I have repotted them before and had no problem whatsoever.
Cleaning Farm Eggs
How do you clean farm fresh eggs?
Getting Seeds From a Pine Cone
What does a pine cone seed look like?
Garden: Mama's Rose
My mom gave me this rose bush several years ago. I don't know what the name of it is. I call it Mama's Rose. I started taking better care of it 3 1/2 years ago after my mom suddenly passed away. I always trimmed it back every year and I had no idea that it would climb.
Garden: Preying Mantis
I was out in our yard photographing our flowers and came across this preying mantis on our rose bush. I love this picture because he was looking directly at me when I snapped the shot.
Scenery: Sawatch Range, Colorado
This is a photo taken on a road trip last year. We were traveling south from Buena Vista and these are mountains to the west in the Sawatch Range.
Caring for a Malnourished Dog
We just received a dog and she is thin. You can feel spine and ribs. I also noticed that her teeth are not in great condition. What should I do?
Filling a Rain Barrel With Tap Water
I enjoy my rain barrel for the better quality of water for my garden. I was wondering if I can fill it up with tap water in times of drought and let it sit?
Removing Melted Suet from Car Upholstery
I accidentally left a suet bird food cake in the backseat of my car. How can I get the melted suet out of the fabric seat?
In Memory of Skooter (Cat)
Skooter was a 2 year old Harlequin. I got her in 2006. She was adopted from the street by me. She liked to sit in our clothes and let me dress her up. She is my beloved cat Skooter, who is dearly missed.
Starting a Research Business
I am trying to start a research business and want to know how much you would pay someone to do research for you. The research can be anything from can you find my classmates for my upcoming reunion, to how do you make the perfect meatball.
Gaven (Chocolate Lab)
Gaven is a 6 year old chocolate Lab. We got our baby boy when he was 6 weeks old from the APL. He was sitting in the back of the cage being the most quiet little baby boy. He loves to play Frisbee, play ball and go for car rides.
Scenery: Alabama Coast
I wanted to share what we USED to enjoy on beautiful days here on the coast of Alabama. Of course there are still little places where there is no tar, but they are fewer and farther between with each passing day.
Bandit (Chinese Crested Powderpuff Mix)
Bandit is a 3 year old Chinese Crested Powderpuff mix. I saw his face on Petfinder and fell in love. He loves to play fetch. Tell him what toy to get. He know them all by name.
This shirt case is perfect for a handkerchief or necktie. Write a message on a small label or card and place inside the case.
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