August 20, 2004

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The One-Month-Ahead SystemIt took me several years, but I finally figured out how to manage my families finances so we never worry about the bills.

 

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Cook An Extra Meal and FreezeWhen preparing a meal (it doesn't matter if it is a breakfast casserole or a dinner), try doubling the amount you are cooking. Freeze the second part.

 

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Turkey ChiliThis chili is full of flavor without all of the fat. It is the perfect meal for a chilly day.

 

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Uses for Plastic Bottle and Pop Can RingsIdeas for reusing the rings that come with six packs of aluminum pop cans and plastic bottles. Post your ideas!

 

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Homemade Rabbit CagesThe best homemade rabbit cages are built of welded wire. Wire cages are more durable than wooden cages and are less expensive in the long run. Wire cages reduce the incidence of disease because they are easier to clean and disinfect.

 

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Learn About Things You OwnLearn as much as you can about all the things you own. There are many times that you can fix things yourself when they break, instead of paying someone else to do it.

 

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Get Stains Out Of White Cutting Boards With BleachI have a large, old cutting board made of a heavy white material (sort of a polymer plastic). It was extremely discolored & I was going to toss it out. I tried all kinds of things to get it clean, including putting it into the dishwasher.

 

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Jelly Making as a BusinessI am about to embark on a jelly making frenzy so as to start a business. Anyone have any advice? Is there a way to make really large batches at a time? Lynne

 

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Furniture Stain on White Rug!I bought a cherry wood antique chair recently. When I moved the chair last week while vacuuming, I noticed the cherry wood stain got on my white rug in 4 spots where the legs were resting. The chair's wood stain must not have been completely dry when I purchased the chair.

 

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Learning How to Play an OrganWe acquired an organ at an estate sale. It has been very well kept, but about a 40 yrs old Wurleitzer. Does anyone have an easy way to learn to play the organ without spending a small fortune on books or private lessons? Trina from Washington

 

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Quesadilla Recipe IdeasMy family loves to eat cheese or chicken quesadillas at our local restaurant, but they're pretty expensive for what you get. They seem like they'd be pretty easy to make, but I'm not sure how to get started or what kind of cheese(s) to use.

 

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Cheap Low Carb Recipes?My husband has recently trimmed off 40lbs on this low-carb thing. Since it was the very first time he expressed interest in getting rid of his Buddah belly, I was really excited to support him by preparing low carb meals for the whole family, even though I did not initially believe in the diet. Well, passing trend or not, we are all thinner, eat way less sugars and have become much more active! However, this enterprise is much more costly than our previous diet. I do not buy much of the overpriced commercial low carb stuff so I need cheap Low carb meal ideas (including bread and other baked goods recipes, protein alternatives, snacks, etc). Matinga from Michigan

 

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