May 23, 2006

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Recipes

Peanut Butter Lover's Ice Cream TreatPeanut butter is one of the most popular flavors when it comes to any type of sweet treat and this dessert is no different! Adults and children alike will enjoy this treat perfect for almost any occasion.

 

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Never Fail CakePut the whole lot into a large bowl and beat the living daylights out of it. Add any flavour you like. If you decide to go down the chocolate road . . .

 

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Comfort Food: Hamburgers Patties and Mashed PotatoesWhen anyone talks about comfort food, I think of this meal. The windows were running with steam because it was cold and dark outside, and Gunsmoke was on the radio. . .

 

Lamb and Cornmeal Bake (Freezer Meal)We all crave comfort food on trying days, but often lack the energy to make it for ourselves. Enjoy this frozen casserole whenever you want by preparing it ahead for any occasion!

 

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Weight Watchers Popcorn BallsMicrowave popcorn (set aside). Melt butter add marshmallows and microwave until they look puffy (about 1 minute or so.) Stir to completly melt marshmallows then pour the melted mixture over the popcorn and carefully mix until it's coated. . .

 

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Honey Cinnamon ButterA delicious alternative to plain butter. Use it at breakfast on your toast or serve it with warm rolls at dinner.

 

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Use Cookie Cutters for Decorative Fruit and VegetablesUse your cookie cutters for something other than making cookies. Small cookies cutters can be used to press shapes (heart shaped for instance) out of carrots, cucumber coins, apple slices and any other vegetable that can be sliced thinly or flatly.

 

Pompi (Toy Poodle)Pompi is my 3 1/2 year old Toy Poodle. I got him 2 years ago. He likes to play ball ALL day long! He sleeps with his ball in his mouth!

 

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So Many Ways to SaveI started reading about frugal living about 9 years ago. My main reason was to save us money for my husband and I who were living on our own for the first time. Now we just bought our first house so I'm trying to learn even more about frugal living.

 

Don't Canoes Tip Easily?Like most things, canoes are perfectly safe if used in the manner in which they were designed. In actual fact, you have to work pretty hard to flip a canoe over because of its relatively flat bottom.

 

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Making Healthy Spreadable ButterYou can make spreadable butter that is healthier for you than margarine.

 

Lavender Deodorant RecipeHere's a recipe for Lavender Deodorant.

 

Keep Koi In Partial ShadeDid you know the hotter your pond is the more Koi fish will have to eat? If you have placed the pond where there is no shade then prepare to invest in a lot of food as heat from the sun causes the fish's metabolism to accelerate.

 

Why Vaccinate Your Pets? - dog getting a shot at the vet's office

Why Vaccinate Your Pets?To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate? Lately, this seems to be a popular debate. After all, most of us were vaccinated as children, and occasionally get boosters for things like tetanus. Should our pets get the same sort of childhood treatments?

 

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Preventing Squeaky Crib RailsSqueaky crib rails waking baby? Spray them with non toxic Pam spray . . .

 

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Keeping Track of Credit Card PurchasesMy wallet is made to hold both my checkbook and register as well as my cards. When using the debit card I just enter it as a check without the check number (but with the date) and subtract it from the account. It makes it doubly easy to monitor purchases when going over my bank statement. . .

 

Travel Tips for London, England - Frugal Travel GuideTravel Tips for London, England. If you're tired of London, you're tired of life. I don't remember who said it, but it's true. You can explore the streets that Shakespeare and Dickens explored, visit the Tower of London, watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

 

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Making Extra Baking MixesWhen I'm making pancakes, cornbread, cakes, cookies, etc., I take a gallon size zip lock bag and make an extra batch . . .

 

A faux stained glass window

Faux Stained Glass (Directions)I have an inexpensive and easy tip on how to make faux stained glass windows using clear Contac paper.

 

Baby Naming Contest (Baby Shower Game)Sometimes, the mother may decide that she wants to choose her baby's name at the shower. Guests come up with as many names as they can. The host will create a gift basket that is raffled off to the person who submits the winning name.

 

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Using Tile & Tub Epoxy Refinisher?Can you please send me instruction on how to paint a laminate countertop with Tile & Tub Epoxy Refinisher.

 

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Deodorizing a Couch?I acquired 2 great quality couches from a house that was left behind as the couple moved to a retirement home. But... I have to be blunt... they have a distinct "Old People" smell. Any advice on how to get that out?

 

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Fruit Salad Recipes?I am looking for some new recipes for fruit salad.

 

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Cleaning a Mesh Sink Strainer?The sink strainer we're using is fine mesh... to catch all the food debris (as the other sink strainer didn't catch enough). But how can I clean it? Is there a way to clean the smaller food particles from the fine mesh sink strainer or should I just switch back to the other one and let the food go down the drain?

 

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Removing Paint From a Doll?Does anyone know how to remove paint from a porcelain bathing beauty doll?

 

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Marks Left By Wax on Marble?I need to know if anybody has any ideas about cleaning candle wax off of cherry wood and marble tables, the wax is up, but the marks are there, any ideas?

 

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Zipper That Won't Zip?Is there a way to fix a zipper that sometimes zips and sometimes doesn't? I don't know why this is happening, but would appreciate another thrifty's zipper knowledge!

 

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