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Homemade Lemon-Pepper SeasoningThis also makes an interesting seasoning if used with lime zest. Maybe try with orange zest next time (orange should be great with duck).
Butter Pound CakeThis is a WONDERFUL Pound Cake recipe passed down from my Sister-in-law's Mother.
Fruit PopsiclesPut fruit and juice through a food mill or the blender. Puree till thick. Freeze in 5 ounce paper cups with spoon or popsicle sticks.
Pineapple MuffinsMix together, pour into 24 muffin tins,and bake according to package directions. If no muffin time check after 15 minutes.
Consider Walking or BikingIf you live close to your job, consider walking to work, or taking a bicycle, motorcycle, moped or scooter to save on gas and wear/tear on your car. Don't forget the protective gear!
Floral Fourth of July DecorationsA nice, thrifty 4th of July holiday decoration is to gather a bouquet of the flower called "Queen Ann's Lace". Add a few drops of red food coloring in a vase and a few drops of blue food coloring in another vase. Put some flowers in each vase.
Make Your Own Spaceship or SubmarineGot a garage full of broken electronics? Turn them into your child's dream toy! Broken remotes, radios, telephones, smoke detectors, and the like may seem like so much junk to you, but to a child they're the makings of a spaceship, a time machine, or a submarine!
Savannah - Natural Beauty QueenThis picture was taken on my daughter Savannah 1st Annual Ballet recital and I wanted to make her to have natural beauty so I bought her organic make-up and look she's a natural beauty queen.
Use Toaster Oven For MealsTo save money on your power bill - use a toaster/convection oven to cook your meals and for your baking whenever possible. Mine will hold an 8x8 pan and has two racks.
Using Soaker Hoses With Hard WaterDo you live in a hard water area and use soaker hoses to irrigate your garden area? Do the pores plug up with mineral deposits after a few months and then not ooze water where you want it? Try punching holes in the hoses with the finest needle you can find in the exact places you want it to water a plant.
Daily Spending AllowanceSet a daily allowance on spending, once it's gone don't go to the ATM or bank for more money. Keep track of your expenditures. Weigh them to see if you want to keep on the way you are or if there's something that you'd like to quit buying.
Making Your Own Wine or BeerHave you ever thought of making your own wine or beer. Do it yourself kits are out on the market. For wine, either grow your own grapes or buy some from someone nearby. In advance, gather as many bottles with lids, wash and sterilize them, allow to dry completely.
Doubling Your RecipesMake twice as much as needed and save half for another time. Saves time and money.
Community GardeningFor many adults and children, our shift to a more urbanized economy has resulted in a lack of access to healthy food. In areas with limited resources, this can also mean living without access to nature. Community gardens help solve these issues and provide access to so much more.
Men's Hearts Beating Faster JokeWhy do men's hearts beat quicker, go weak in the knees, get dry throats and think irrationally when a woman wears leather clothing?
Tires for Raised BedsIf you can get hold of some old car tyres, stack them up. They make great raised beds for flowers or vegetables. You can fill them part way up with old used compost and top up with new for economy. Great if you have trouble bending or kneeling.
Removing Photos from Magnetic Page AlbumsSome of us Grandmas still have old magnetic photo albums and I've found that many photos have now stuck to the pages. A good way to remove these without ruining them is to slide a piece of dental floss behind the photo to release it from the page... it works!
Buying Gently Used ItemsConsider buying 'gently used' items instead of paying full price at the mall or other stores. Try checking out consignment shops. If you've never been to one, you'll be surprised at the good deals you'll find.
Upholstery Cleaner Recipe?I want to shampoo my recliner but do not want to load it up with soap. I have read most of the articles about carpet shampoos and wonder if the same recipes will work for my recliner.
Buying Used Items for Remodeling?I'm in the process of remodeling and rather than going and buying new stuff, I'd like to see what's available used (and less expensive!). Does anyone know where I can look?
Making Steel Doors Look Like Wood?I would like to find out how to make my steel doors look like wooden ones? Where do I go to find out about this? Thank you.
Egg Smell on Sink?How do I remove egg smell from a porcelain kitchen sink? I've tried comet, this does not work!
Wedding With a $10,000 Budget?I am helping a friend get suggestions for her wedding. She has a $10,000 budget to work with. Any ideas? They have contemplated Vegas.
Perfume Smell on Metal?I recently bid on and won a Panasonic Discman on E-Bay. When it arrived today and I opened the box, it reeked of perfume or cologne that even was in the metal of the unit. I had to throw away the packaging immediately.
Looking for Storm Window Instructions?My request deals in the building of wood storm windows. The idea of using plexiglass is wonderful! What I need is a drawing or plans to build the wooden frames. I have access to the wood and have tools, I just need the instructions to build them.
Uses for Extra Photos?Ideas for using photos (extras or duplicates) that you don't plan on saving. Post your ideas.
Cheap Lunch and Snack Ideas for 4 Kids?I've been trying to come up with some ideas to help me stretch my pennies while feeding all these kids. (Breakfast, Lunch, & snacks). I prefer quick and simple foods, but most the time, that's not the cheapest route. Even though I buy everything store brand or even use coupons, it's still way over my budget.
Spending Less on Hair Coloring?Well, I did get my hair colored several months ago - it cost me $120! - I showed him a recent picture of Sandra Bullock's hair and he colored it with 4-dimensional colors that were shades of light brown to strips of champagne blonde. I LOVED IT! He made my hair look just like the picture!