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Super Smart Patty MeltsBrush one side of bread slices with remaining Italian dressing. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Place 4 bread slices, dressing side down, on baking sheet...
Foil Packet Southwestern Chicken DinnerPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine rice and water; let stand 5 minutes while chopping veggies. Spoon rice mixture evenly onto center...
No-Fuss Mashed PotatoesAdd potatoes and garlic to large saucepan of boiling water; cook 20 minutes or until tender. Drain; return to saucepan. Mash potatoes and garlic with dressing...
Sweet Glazed CarrotsCook carrots in boiling water in medium saucepan until crisp-tender; drain. Return to saucepan. Add dressing, sugar and Worcestershire sauce; stir until evenly coated...
One Bowl Chocolate Bliss CookiesPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coarsely chop 8 of the chocolate squares; set aside. Microwave remaining 8 chocolate squares in large microwaveable bowl on high 2 minutes...
Better-Than-Ever Beef EnchilladasStack 4 tortillas and wrap them in a large sheet of waxed paper. Microwave on high for 20 to 30 seconds or just until warm...
Pineapple Chess PieCombine sugar and margarine, cream well. Add eggs and flour; beat. Stir in pineapple and vanilla. Pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake 45 minutes...
Easy Cocktail Franks AppetizerNeed an easy appetizer? Don't want to spend a lot of money to bring an appetizer to a friend's? Serve with toothpicks or dessert forks. You will be the hit of the party for pennies.
Teaching Responsibility and Accountability to PreTeens and TeensDoes it seem your son or daughter always "needs" (or wants) money? One way to save YOUR money is to help your preteen/teen develop a small business.
Have Fun With The Kids On Rainy Days!For preschoolers and babies, nothing beats a cardboard box! Older preschoolers can color on it, and decorate. Babies like to play peek a boo with the flaps...
Removing a Nail That Has Lost Its HeadTo remove the nail, slip the claw of the hammer over the remainder of the nail and then pull the nail out by moving the hammer sideways instead of straight out.
Preventing Mattress OdorsTo prevent any musky or unidentifiable odors when I change my linens I dust the mattress with baby powder. You can use the baby powder from the dollar store.
Make the bed as usual and know that you will sleep like a baby.
By Pat from Peoria, Az.
Quick and Tasty PotatoesHere's a quick and tasty way to cook potatoes - and make them look like they are roasted even though they are not - and without the fat...
Poll: How does your home heating costs this winter compare to last year? Let us know how your winter heating costs compare to last year.
Financial Advice in the Bible JokeA businessman was in a great deal of trouble. His business was failing, he had put everything he had into the business, he owed everybody. It was so bad he was even contemplating suicide. As a last resort he went to a priest and poured out his story of tears and woe.
Master Baxter (Labrador Retriever)Master Baxter is 6 month old AKC registered Black Labrador Retriever. Baxter if from my 1st and only litter of puppies raised from my chocolate male and my black female labradors.
All Dressed Up for HomecomingThis picture is of my and my best friends before Homecoming! YAYA So much fun!
Protecting Your Eyes When Using HairsprayI wear contacts and also use hair spray, I found that spraying my hair after putting on a sun visor keeps the hair spray out of my eyes and off my face...
Pretty in PinkPretty baby in pink.
Get More Life Out of SandpaperJust because a sandpaper has become flat doesn't necessarily mean it's worn out. The sandpaper may just be clogged with sawdust. Try removing the sawdust with a soft bristled brush.
Dark Brown Carpeting?I want to start redecorating my house and dont have too much money. We have ugly brown carpet with dark stained crown molding. I want to replace the furniture and paint the walls. Our living room and dining room is one open space, I need color ideas.
The Best Apples for Baking?What are the best kind of apples for baked goods? Not sure if I should just ask Canadians this (lol) as the USA might have different kinds of apples there. There are just so many different kinds in the grocery stores now a days. Would love everyone's input on this.
Afghan Stitch Tips?I'm hoping someone can help with a crochet problem. I recently started an afghan using the afghan stitch. This is the first time I've tried the stitch and the piece I'm crocheting is rolling up. Is it supposed to do that? Any help will be appreciated.
Satellite TV Providers That Do Not Require A Credit Card?Does anyone know of any satellite TV providers that do not require a credit card to establish service?
Gifts for My 80 Year Old Mom?I need help with a birthday gift for my 80 year old mom. She's out of state so the item would have to be shipped. She has everything and not much room.
Cleaning Formica Furniture?How can I clean formica furniture?
Ralph Lauren Wallpaper LWP13497w?I am in search of a discontinued wallpaper. I need one single roll to finish my bath. It is a Ralph Lauren paper. LWP13497w. Yellow with large roses.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups?I think it was here (Thriftyfun.com newsletter) that I saw a recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups. Well, I copied it and printed it but now I have misplaced it. Does anybody out there have a recipe? I need it for next weekend for my husband's birthday party.
Can't Remember the Name of the Song? (Magic Power by Triumph)Has anyone ever had lyrics to a song stuck in their head, but can't remember who sings it? The lyrics go like this "she's young now she's wild now she's free", and that is all that keeps running through my head!
All My Whites are Pink?I accidently got something red in my white laundry and everything has a pink cast now. I have tried hot water and oxyclean several times to remove the pink to no avail. How do I get my whites white again?
Beano Substitute?I need substitute for Beano that can be used for preventing gas and bloating from eating beans and vegetables.
Stains From Medication?Does anyone know how or what to use to remove reddish-orange stains resulting from Uristat, AZO and other products used for UTI's and/or bladder infections? Some of the tiny tablets had come out of their packaging in my hand bag and now everything is reddish-orange, including the lining of my bag.