April 18, 2005

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Raspberry DessertPrepare one recipe graham cracker crust. Press most of it in a 9x13 cake pan. Whip 1 cup whipping cream, fold in 1 cup marshmallow creme.

 

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Red Pepper JellyGreat gift for the holidays or serve with cream cheese and ritz crackers.

 

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Spinach BreadThaw bread dough and roll out in rectangle for like cinnamon rolls. Do not roll too thin, try to keep at 1/4 inch thick, on floured surface.

 

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Summertime TeaSteep all tea bags in 4 cups of almost boiling water for 5 minutes. In a gallon sized container, mix the orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate, and sugar...

 

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Rye BreadDissolve sugar and yeast in water. Add flour, meal and salt. Mix well. spoon into greased, long loaf pan. Let raise until higher than edge of pan.

 

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Putting Chocolate Inside a ConeIf you "paint" the inside of an ice cream cone with melted dipping chocolate, it will prevent the ice cream from leaking out of the bottom of the cone. It will also keep the outside of the cone crispy.

 

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Aspirin for PlantsWith regular doses of aspirin - every two months - indoor and outdoor plants will grow more, bloom better, and have fewer fungus and pest problems. Aspirin prevents plants from producing a substance that hastens aging or wilting.

 

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Phone Tied up While Online?We recently purchased a new computer. While this has been like a new toy to us, it has tied up our phone line and we've missed all kinds of calls.

 

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One Stop Website for Help With PrescriptionsWe've had inquiries about our help with prescriptions programs. We don't have one at ThriftyFun but had posted a tip from one of our readers about one at Merck Medco.

 

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How To Have A Great DayMix Contents together and let it sit overnight, for a good nights rest. Repeat As Much As Needed

 

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Framing a Wedding NapkinWhen we got married, I put one of our wedding napkins, which were printed with our names, wedding date and designs, into a pretty picture frame to have as a remembrance of our wedding. This, too, can be done for the bride's parents, for in-laws and for other guests.

 

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Homemade Diaper Disposal SystemsInstead of paying top dollar for the diaper disposal systems, I created my own by lining a trash can with layers of grocery bags. Each time I change a diaper, I tie the grocery sack.

 

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How to Control Poison IvyPoison ivy is found throughout southern Canada and most of the United States except Alaska and Hawaii. It is readily found along road sides, fences, railroads, and streams. But it can also be found in your own back yard. It is planted there in bird droppings from the birds who eat the berries of the plant.

 

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Show The Babysitter AppreciationA special thing you can do for your babysitter is to take them out to eat and do something special and fun once a month to show appreciation for the love and attention they give your child/children when you cannot be there. Teenagers especially enjoy this! Take them with your whole family and have a wonderful time!

 

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Relieve Itch from Poison Ivy and Poison OakAfter washing the area with soap and water, wipe down that area of the skin with a mix of 1/2 chlorine bleach and 1/2 water and rinse with water. Helps to remove the plant oil that creates all that itching.

 

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Taking Time For MomI read an article in Ann Landers from a girl who said she was always too busy to take time out for a visit for her Mom. It says; "One of these days will never come because Mom has passed away. For the very first time in her wonderful, unselfish life, she was the one who didn't have time for me...

 

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Seeding CucumbersYou can seed a cucumber very easily by slicing it in half and scooping it out of the center with the tip of a teaspoon.

 

Florida Sunset PhotoThis picture was taken from my Lanai and I used it on my 2004 Christmas card. This is our first winter in Florida and I love to take sunset pictures. They are never the same and they give me such a feeling of peace and beauty. My tip is be creative and use your digital pictures on cards (such as for the holidays) and share the beauty with your friends and family who live far away.

 

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Help with Sweaty PalmsIf you have trouble with sweaty palms, a squirt of antiperspirant deodorant to them will help alleviate the problem.

 

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Using and Storing Vanilla BeansIf you split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds, discarding the shell or hull. Add the seeds to your dishes or beverages for flavor. Vanilla beans can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. Tightly secure the beans in plastic wrap before putting in an air tight jar.

 

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Make Your Own Seed TapesThis is great for small seeds. Dissolve cornstarch and water in saucepan Put pan over heat and stir so mixture wont get lumpy. When the mixture begins to boil and thicken remove from heat and let cool.

 

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1-2-3-4 CAKEThis is an OLD recipe! ... reheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 3 9" round cake pans.

 

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Ask Stores About Specials Mailing ListsYou should ask your favorite stores about whether or not they have a mailing list that gives some notice about upcoming sales that are available. Some will have some for select customers so it pays to ask.

 

Questions

Perennial For Around My Mailbox?I want to plant some type of perennial around my mailbox. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas of something that is easy to take care of. The location gets shade in the morning and sun in the afternoon.

 

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Air Wick Aroma Warmer Refill Recipe?I was wondering if anyone had a recipe for a refill mix for the Air Wick Aroma Warmer or similar? I have lots of fragrance oils and those refills are expensive!

 

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Painting Over An Asbestos Ceiling?I recently painted my asbestos ceiling with silver paint (usually used for aluminum). The result was a patchy multi toned deep silver coloured ceiling that made my room look dark.

 

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Uses For Leftover Pound Cake?Can anyone out there give me some ideas on using up left over pound cake? I found this site a couple of weeks ago, and just love it. So many thrifty ideas. I hope I can be of help to someone in the future.

 

Replacing the Non Skid Feet of Sleepers

Replacing the Non Skid Feet of Sleepers?My son received several pairs of hand-me-down footed sleepers. They still had plenty of wear in them, but the feet had worn out the non-skid part. I didn't want to cut the feet off the sleepers so I took a fabric pen and put a squiggle on the bottom of each foot.

 

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Too Much Perfume Smell?I sprayed too much perfume on me today. I hate when others do it and I want to control the smell. I've tried to dampen a napkin and wipe the smell of a bit but it didn't work too well. Can anyway help me out. I don't want to kill everyone in the office.

 

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Replacing a Carriage On a Garage Door?The question is how to replace the "carriage", and how many of them shall I replace? I think I am able to identify the portion of door that is making the noise.

 

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Rust/Water Spots on Concrete?I went to replace my potted plant and discovered what I call rust marks (aka water stains) on my covered concrete patio. Any suggestions to restore concrete to its natural color - gray?

 

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Bugs and Spiders Themed Party?My son(6) wants a party with a bugs and spiders theme. It will be a family party with mostly adults and few kids.I need decorating, cake, and favor help.

 

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Garage Door Not Opening With Remote Control or Mounted Button?The above description generally describes the problem I am having with my garage door opener. However, I realized that if I unplug the opener power cord and replug it to the power outlet in the ceiling, the opener would respond again. But it would fail again later on, i.e a few days later. Any clue for the real issue? If indeed it is the circuit board at fault, how do I replace or trouble shoot the circuit board? I don't have owner's manual, but I believe it is Sears.

 

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Removing Cola Stain From a Sports Coat?My husband got a few cola spots on his tan sport coat and it has been there for a few days. Can I get this out without leaving a permanent stain?

 

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Make a Doll from a Dishcloth?I need a "how to" pattern on making a baby doll out of a bath-cloth, or dish towel. I have seen them made, but don't remember the process.

 

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Disco Party Ideas?We have decided to have a disco party for my daughters 6th birthday. Any great ideas out there? Where can I get a disco ball? Party favors?

 

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Moving An (Old) Elderly Cat?I am moving with my cat who is 18. She is an indoor cat, but I'm afraid the new house is going to be a real shock. Any suggestions?

 

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