February 18, 2005

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Recipes

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Crispix Party SnackUse large mixing bowl. Bring to a good boil: sugar, syrup, and margarine. Pour over dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until well coated...

 

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EZ Microwave FudgeIn a large glass bowl, sift cocoa & powdered sugar together. Place margarine on top of mixture (can cut it up or leave the stick whole) & add the e. milk. Microwave on High for 2 minutes. Stir in nuts & spread into an 8"x8" buttered dish. Chill completely. Cut into squares and serve as you wish.

 

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Cheese FillingCut bacon up and fry; drain and crumble bacon. Cut cheese in cubes and beat with milk in double boiler. Add egg slightly beaten. Cool, remove and add bacon. Chill in refrigerator.

 

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Mushroom Roll-UpsRoll bread slices thin and flat. Saute mushrooms in butter for 5 minutes. Stir in flour until well blended. Stir in cream, cook stirring constantly until thickened.

 

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Oriental Cabbage SaladOpen ramen noodle package, separate seasoning package and noodles. Crush noodles and place in a colander. Pour 2 cups boiling water over noodles to soften slightly.

 

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Shrimp TidbitsMix all together. Place on mound of muffin halves. Place under broiler until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Watch carefully

 

Articles

Megan (Doberman)Thie is picture of our dog, Megan. She is approximately 2 years old. She is a Doberman that we rescued from http://www.Petfinders.org. She just loves to run and play (especially in the snow). She loves (or really, my husband and I love) to sneak up in the middle of the night and jump in bed with us. When she is under the covers, it feels like we have a little organic heater in bed. She's is great! By krischicki

 

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Using Small Fabric Scraps For Quilt TopsEveryone who sews has lots of small scraps. I use mine to make quilt tops. Cut muslin or light color fabric into strips 4 inches wide and as long as you want the quilt (maybe 3 yards). Or you can cut squares about 10-12 inches.

 

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Emergency Tripod AlternativeWhen on vacation a tripod is unwieldy, but necessary for good time exposures and low light levels. Fill a small velvet bag with dried lentils and settle your camera on top. Use the self timer when possible. Weight: six ounces. By Kenneth Hoffman

 

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Clean Your Teeth With Baking SodaCut down on dentist teeth cleaning costs. Clean your teeth with Baking Soda. Works really well with a rotary toothbrush. Go gently at the gumline as baking soda is abrasive. I just used it again a couple of days ago and there is no longer any tartar build up! I only do this at most 3 times a year. I have only had to have my teeth cleaned by a dentist once ever! By Theresa

 

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Organize your DVD's OnlineI joined (FREE) this site and it's great! Hugs, Zissy

 

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Cure for Gel Toothpaste MessMy husband makes a mess when using gel toothpaste. There always seems to be a big "glob" around the opening after he uses it. I wipe all of the old toothpaste off around the opening and use a Q-tip to apply baby oil around the cap and rim of the tube.

 

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Living on One IncomeThe best tip I can give about living on one income would probably be this one. When our daughters were small, we decided that it was important for me to be at home taking care of them every day, especially after we took the cost of child care into consideration.

 

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Removing Coconut Meat - Fresh Coconut Driving You Nuts?After cracking a coconut open and draining the liquid, bake the two halves in a 400 degree F oven for 25-30 minutes. The fresh coconut meat will come out very easy with a little help from a soup spoon. And your kitchen will have a tropical scent! By Annette in NC

 

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Gathering with the Sewing MachineI use an easy way to gather fabric without the gathering thread breaking. Pull out both the bobbin and the top threads to a length longer than the piece to be gathered, and pull them to the right of the needle.

 

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Double Coupon DaysWhen using coupons, find out if the store you shop at has a double coupon day. I went shopping a couple weeks ago on a double coupon day when it was also a 2 for 1 sale. Instead of paying $3.30 for 1 item, I paid $1.30 for 2 items. (One of the best deals yet.) I have also picked up a sale item on a double coupon day once and only had to pay the tax. By Marlene

 

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Kool-Aid for DiabeticsI am a diabetic and love to drink Kool-Aid. I make Kool-Aid with Sugar Twin. It's delicious and I can drink as much as I want. By Diane

 

Bandit (Poodle, German Bearded Collie X)This is my dear old dog Bandit. He is 15 now. We rescued him from a shelter, just sat up in the corner saying "Pick me! pick me!" and we are so glad we did.

 

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Winter Survival TP HeaterYou're stranded in your car or truck in the middle of winter and you have no winter survival kit in your car. No relief in sight. This TP heater may save your life.

 

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ThriftyFun News February 18, 2005 - Living On One IncomeOnline version of the ThriftyFun News. Living On One Income. Volume Seven, Number 8 February 18, 2005

 

Questions

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Removing Rust from Tile FloorsI have a problem. I have metal cabinets on floor and we moved them. How to get the rust and old wax of the tile floors? I have tried just about every thing. Thank You - Harley

 

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Uses for Junk MailIdeas for using junk mail in a productive way. Post your ideas!

 

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Adding Up the Savings from a Frugal LifeJust out of curiosity... Has anyone tallied up what money they actually save with their frugal efforts? I hear about how some frugal behavior saves loads of money, but it's hard to see it when the savings is so small.

 

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Sofa Spring SupplierWhere can I buy new springs for the bottom of my leather sofa? They simply span across the bottom of the sofa, there are 3 of them. I think I can replace them easy if I can find them. D,biggs

 

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Getting Help with a PrescriptionI filled out papers months ago for my mother to receive Fosamax from Merck. She is 84 has to take fosamax, and lives strictly on Social security. How can I get something done for her? Jan

 

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Toughest Man in ArizonaDoes anyone know where I can find this movie (VHS)? Thanks! Johnnie

 

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Being Frugal and Single on Low IncomeI would like to see information about being frugal and single at the same time. I have a part-time job and live alone. I have to grocery shop at a food bank. I need easy and frugal recipes for 1. How to make ends meet better and how to stretch the dollar. All the frugal sites address people living on 2 full time salaries.

 

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Remove Tape Residue from Dry Erase BoardOur dry erase board use to be used for employee schedules. They used black electrical tape (at least 4 years ago) to create a grid. I recently removed all of the tape and there is a black residue left. I need to know what I can use to safely clean this board to remove that residue. We don't want to spend money on a new one if we can salvage this one. Thanks, Rene

 

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Cleaning Smudges off Family PicturesHow do you clean smudges off of family pictures?

 

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Recliner Fix?I have a vinyl-like covered recliner that has developed some inch long slits on the seat. Is there a way to fix the slits? or is there a pattern or instructions somewhere to make a slipcover for the chair to hide them? cheapskate7998

 

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Buying Stalks Of RiceI want to know where to purchase rice in its natural form as shown on Iron Chef cooking show. They showed stalks of rice, maybe freshly pulled in the rice fields then cleaned. The chef then deep fried the wheat, or hay looking rice, it was golden bunches of raw rice. When deep-fried it resembled popcorn on long grassy stalks and added to plates and served. Pussy willow appearance. JoJo from DC

 

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Using Large Laundry Containers to Make a Bird Feeder or Bird House?I have very large liquid laundry containers. I have heard that there are people who recycle them into bird feeders. I can imagine,if this is so, that they would be quite colorful and serve the purpose. How do you go about it? Can the bird-lovers out there describe the process of conversion? Thanks, Laurie

 

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Looking For Inspirational PoemI am looking for a poem, it's about cancer, or finding the guts to undergo treatment again, when the cancer has returned. I heard this long speech or poem on Murphy Brown when her cancer returned and she did not want to suffer the treatments again.

 

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Cleaning Brass Inlays On Tile FloorI clean a church and have a little dillema. The foyer has a very nice ceramic tiled floor with some brass inlayed strips. (I just found them a little bit ago because the last person didn't pay attention to them).

 

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