April 17, 2006

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Red Raspberry Snow BarsCream the shortening, salt, 1/4 cup sugar until fluffy. Add the almond flavoring, egg yolks, flour, mix well. Press into a 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.


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Cranberry HamIn a small mixing bowl, combine bread stuffing with cranberry sauce, celery, 3 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, salt and mix well. Brush both sides of the ham steaks with the remaining 2 tsp. of the Worcestershire sauce.


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Grandma's Spice Cake with Peanut Butter FrostingThis is a recipe form my great Grandmother. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together all dry ingredients, set to side. cream shortening thoroughly. Add sugars gradually, creaming until light and fluffy. . .


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Cinnamon Pumpkin SquaresLine a 9x13 inch pan with aluminum foil, leaving long flaps at the end. Then break the cinnamon graham crackers in half and line the pan with the crackers.



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Picking a Good Music TeacherIt is good to be frugal; very good. However one must be careful where one cuts costs. Sending your children off to an unqualified teacher is exactly like sending them to an unqualified school teacher instead of regular school with qualified teachers. The result will almost always be significantly poorer. . .


Collie outside.

Breed Information: Rough CollieThe Rough Collie is one of the most recognized dog breeds, easily distinguishable by its spectacular full coat.


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The Perfect Hairstyle for YouMost people bring a picture or search for a picture of the hairstyle they want at the salon. If you get the perfect hair cut/style or it grows into the perfect style have someone take pictures of you.



Breed Information: WeimaranerCombining endurance and speed, the Weimaraner is an outstanding hunting dog breed. Alert, graceful, with dignified features and a kind expression, the Weimaraner dog breed is blessed with an excellent sense of smell and an effortless, smooth gait.


Growing: Leeks

Growing: LeeksLeeks are vegetables in the Allium family related to both garlic and onions. Their appearance is that of a large green onion, although they have a milder, subtler flavor. They are typically grown for use as a side vegetable.


The Whole Gang on the BedKitty, 7 year old a calico cat, is in front; Coco, 1 year old chocolate lab; Alvie, 2 1/2 year old black lab; Maggie 7 1/2 year old yellow lab; Nikki, 5 1/2 year old black and tan beagle mix; and Tommy 4 year old black cat.


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Tax Day - File an ExtensionFor all of us here in the U.S. today is the last day to file your income tax return. If you have already filed, great, but if you haven't yet filled out your forms, it might be best to file for an extension. . .



Growing ParsnipsA long white root vegetable with feathery leaves, similar to a carrot.


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Jump Start Your Garden SeedsApril 16, in zones such as 5, 6, 7, an up. Dig out some ole margarine tubs or bottles and put some soil into them and plant flower seeds or veggies right on top. Spray with water an put them on a window sill, not south one, I prefer east window. . .


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Freezing GrapesI can never seem to finish a whole bag of grapes before they go bad. So, out of curiosity, I put them into a blender, pureed them, and froze the puree in small plastic containers. I didn't need to add anything else.


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My Frugal Life: You Can Have It AllWhen I was about twelve I had a talk with my Dad about money. He looked at me and said. "You can have anything you want as long as you pay for it." Wow the possibilities!


Okra Plant

Growing OkraTraditionally a southern favorite, Okra is a member of the hibiscus family that produces, small, slender, edible green pods, with a mild flavor and ridged texture. When cooked, the pods release a viscous substance that is sometimes used as a thickening agent.


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Get Ready for Next Year's TaxesWith the tax season already behind us (almost!), here are a few suggestions I have to make next year's preparations a bit easier.


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Breed Information: Cavalier King Charles...The toy-sized Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has long, velvety ear, beautiful round dark eyes and a long silky coat similar to a Golden Retriever. This sweet, good-natured breed excels at what it was developed to do-give companionship.


A scrapbook page about a funny haircut.

Haircut Scrapbook PageHere is a scrapbook page I created about my son's misdeed. My son was really into scissors. He'd cut his clothes, pants pockets, and he cut his sister's hair.


Finished collage.

"This Is Me" CollageYou and children of any age can make these simple collages with just some construction paper, scissors, glue, old magazines, and newspaper ads.


Faux bundt cake

Making a Faux CakeI recently discovered that newspaper can make a great pulp to make faux foods. I've been wanting a faux cake to display on a cake platter.


pile of onions

Growing OnionsOnions are the bulbs of plants in the lily family known for their strong, distinctive taste and flavor. The bulbs generally have a papery outer skin surrounding a smooth, fleshy inner core.


Growing Peas

Growing PeasPeas are small, plump edible round green beans which grow in pods from vines. As members of the Legume family, peas are easy to grow, high in nutritional value and a popular garden vegetable in many countries around the world.



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Keeping a Black Range Clean?We just got a black range and it is awful to clean! No matter what special cleaners I use it is streaked. It looks really bad when a light shines on it. Any ideas?


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Pagach Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for pagach. My sister-in-law makes it but won't share her recipe. I would love to make it and give her some of mine. Anyone who knows how please tell me, I love the dish.


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My Tips Aren't Showing Up?I have a strange request: I've submitted about a half-dozen tips to the tip contest since I joined ThriftyFun and have never seen a single one of them show up in the newsletter. I usually get the e-mail notification that my tip was received, and almost every request that I've submitted has shown up in the newsletter but never any of my tips.


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Crafts Using Cloth Napkins?I recently acquired several cloth napkins, does anyone have any craft ideas to use these? I have white and many colorful ones. Too many to use for meals.


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Simple Pasta Salad?I am looking for a plain pasta salad recipe. Just with the tri-colored pasta, some type of salad dressing, and some parmesan? Does anyone have a very plain recipe?


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