May 4, 2006

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Spinach PoufsCook spinach according to directions; drain thoroughly. Combine spinach, stuffing mix and cheese. Form into small balls. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.

 

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Cocoa Cola Cake Mix In A JarDump jar mix into large bowl set aside. Combine butter and cola in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil.

 

Pumpkin Cake Roll (Freezer Dessert)Enjoy the flavor of fall throughout the year with this quick and easy, creamy pumpkin cake roll! Consider doubling, tripling or even quadrupling the recipe to have extra rolls on hand for quick desserts or unexpected guests.

 

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Roasted Tomato Pesto (Freezer Meal)The possibilities are endless when you always have this delicious Roasted Tomato Pesto sauce on hand! Serve over cooked pasta with grated parmesan cheese, over toasted bread or on your favorite pizza!

 

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Chicken and Ham SnacksPound chicken to 1/4 inch thickness. Combine seasonings and sprinkle on the chicken. Place 1 1/2 slices of ham on each breast.

 

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Vegetable Soup For DietersSlow cook meat, water and tomato juice. Cool overnight. Skim off all fat. Pour into large kettle.

 

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Layered Taco DipLayered dip to serve with Doritos or Tortilla chips.

 

Articles

Time Saving Tips In The KitchenHere are some great kitchen time saving tips to incorporate into your busy day to save you some time.

 

A sachet for holding lavender.

Lavender SachetsSweetly scented of spring, these sachets filled with lavender and tied with a ribbon are lovely to slip into a drawer for freshly scented linen or lingerie.

 

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Nails Instead of HooksMy husband has the bachelor habit of putting up nails or screws to hang things on in closets, in the walls of the boat, and on the side of furniture! It seems strange . . .

 

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Oatmeal Face ScrubThis is a simple and cheap face scrub that helps get rid of blackheads. Make a paste with oatmeal and water and apply it liberally to your face. Let the paste dry completely and then rub it off with your fingers.

 

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Homemade Dry ShampooThis is an effective dry shampoo for when you can't use water.

 

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Coco (Chocolate Lab)Coco is our 1 year, 1 month old chocolate Lab. I got Coco from a friend that raised Labs. She was born March 24, 2005 and I got her April 21, 2005. I know it was early for her to leave her mother, but my friend had run into financial problems.

 

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Squeaky Wood FloorsLocate which plank is squeaking and sprinkle some talcum powder in the cracks. Let it sit for a while so the talcum powder can work itself between the cracks.

 

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Leaving the Clippings on the LawnThis summer after you mow your lawn, don't worry about raking up the clippings. They actually add nutrients to the soil!

 

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Support for the Garden PathBecause our yard is 2 steps down from "The Path Garden" and we had to pile dirt (sand bags) up to keep the rain from flooding the back yard. So we just built the planting area like a raised bed.

 

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Learn CalligraphyLearning some calligraphy (just simple italics) has really come in handy over the years. I got a book and practiced a bit and then started using sets of colored felt-tipped calligraphic markers - they last a long time if you take care of them.

 

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Sturdy CrayonsWhen you get new crayons, wrap them with some masking tape. They will be less likely to break, but still can be sharpened.

 

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Making Foam for Your CappuccinoIf you want a less expensive way to get some "foam" on your coffee or cappuccino at home, just whip some warm milk in your blender until it's frothy and top your drink with it!

 

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Pruning Rhododendron Bushes?I have 2 large rhododendron bushes in the front of the house that were planted by the previous owners. The flowers are absolutely beautiful but the bushes are growing out of control. Is is possible to prune them back without losing the blooms?

 

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Cleaning a Crib Mattress?My DD has a toddler bed with a crib size mattress, the kind with plastic sealed around it, and the mattress has some small tears in it. When she wet to bed some of it seeped into the mattress and now her whole room smells.

 

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Cheap Places to Advertise?Does anyone have a suggestion where to place a small MOM's work at home ad on the internet or other places, that can be placed for free or very little cost?

 

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More Lint With a Front Loading Washing Machine?I have a Sears front loading washing machine that may actually be a Sears label on a Whirlpool. In any case, I get more lint on my clothes from the front loader than I ever got from my aged top loader. I use the energy efficient detergent designed for front loaders.

 

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Onion Soup Alternative?There are so many recipes with onion soup mix in them but I am allergic to MSG, which it contains. Does anyone know of an alternative to onion soup mix?

 

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Consignment Shops in Lynchburg, VA?I have some nice clothing for women that is size 8 and a few size 10, I would like to sell them either at consignment or a place where they can sell for a reasonable price and I could get a little profit for them. Does anyone know of a place around Lynchburg area?

 

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Brown Grass From Dogs?Does anyone have any suggestions of how I can get the grass to grow back or to not be brown where my dog pees in the yard? I hate to have a nice green yard and then have spots here and there that are dead from the dog urinating there!

 

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One Pot Recipes?When we had a family of 7 with regular visits from friends I thought nothing of using 5 saucepans to prepare a meal but now it is just my husband and myself I resent washing up all those pots. Has anyone got any good one pot recipes suitable for two oldies?

 

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Flower Ideas for a Child's Wagon?My aunt lives in West Texas. I am wondering what flower she can plant in an old child's wagon,it is in full sun. Any suggestions?

 

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Homemade Mesh Pouf?How can you make a homemade shower/bath mesh pouf?

 

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Timeshare Advice?Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to use a timeshare, or to sell one?

 

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Blood on Dry Clean Only Clothing?I got blood on two pairs of dry clean only pants - one satin and one linen. What can I do to get the blood out? Can I run them under water or will that ruin them?

 

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Problem Reading ThriftyFun's Email Newsletters?I can no longer read the answers to problems in your e-mails, it's all mess up. I use to be able to read it and I always enjoy the answers and helpful hints but I can no longer read them because of the mixed up letter. Please fix this for me so I can enjoy the e-mails again.

 

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