March 27, 2006

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Cheese Mashed PotatoesDelicious mashed potatoes with cheese and other optional additions. Great for weeknight dinners or special events.

 

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Cheese FranksNow sprinkle with cheese. Broil until a golden brown. Remove and serve immediately...

 

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Praline ConfectionsIf you love the flavors of pralines, then you are sure to enjoy these praline graham crackers.

 

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Pecan Crumb CakeUsing pastry blender, cut in 2 Tbsp. margarine until coarse crumbs form. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans...

 

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Pumpkin Crunch CakePut one half of the cake mixture into a 9x13 inch greased pan. Then, one half of the filling, then rest of the mixture, and finally, the rest of the topping...

 

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Golden Chicken RollsFlatten chicken with a flat mallet or rolling pin. place slice of ham and slice of Swiss cheese on each. Roll like a jelly roll, folding in sides to hold ham and cheese. . .

 

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A Letter from the Tooth FairyI always enjoyed playing the Tooth Fairy with my children. To make the experience more fun for my kids, after they were asleep, I would remove the tooth from under their pillow and in place of it, I would include a letter that the Tooth Fairy wrote.

 

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Using Lemon Rinds for FaucetsAfter you juice lemons, rub the rind on your stainless steel faucet fixtures, a beautiful shine results.

 

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Laundry Soap SavingsI've found one of the best way to save money on laundry and still have clean clothes is to buy the buckets of soap from Sears. I buy the buckets that say they have something like 280+ loads. But what I've found is I only need to use half the amount of the scoop. So I'm really getting over 550 loads worth of soap for $20.00 . . .

 

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Used Electronics at Thrift ShopsBy going along with me to thrift shops, my husband has found out that there are lots of deals in electronics. We got a computer printer at a church thrift shop for less than $20 still in the box. Ironically. OLDER printers can be better deals for everyday printing, because their cartridges are easier to RE-INK, saving you megabucks.

 

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Jelly Bean Prayer MagnetI made this magnet for Easter. It's very easy to do. Just go to this website and print out the jelly bean prayer:

 

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Cleaning Cheese GratersActually this is an after cooking tip. When washing the cheese grater use a bottle brush such as for baby bottles (they are sold at dollar stores.) Just add soap to the brush rub a little with your hand to create a lather scrub your grater inside and out rinse as usual.

 

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Keeping Heel of Shoe Linings from Wearing OutMy sneakers often wear out in the lining, especially at the heel, before the rest of the shoe. So, I mend the inside of the back of the heels with either clear First Aid tape - or white First aid tape (which matches my white sneakers).

 

Sissy the CatSissy is a 9 year old cat. My mother passed away in 1997 and Sissy was my mother's cat. I am not really a cat person, but because she was my mother's I had to keep her. My mother loved Sissy very much and spoiled her to no end (as you can tell by her picture.)

 

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Bubbalouie (Chow Chow)Bubbalouie is a 6 year old Chow Chow. I bought my precious baby from a breeder in Columbus, Ohio.

 

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Things I've Learned Recently on ThriftyFunThanks to everyone! Two things I have learned here recently: Rubbing alcohol cleans and baking soda is good for everything. . .

 

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