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Pina Colada SlushPlace fresh pineapple in freezer until firm (about 1 hour) remove. Let stand 10 minutes .combine juice and cream of coconut in blender. Start processing, adding fresh pineapple and ice cubes 1 at a time...
Fruited ColeslawToss shredded cabbage and well-drained fruit cocktail together lightly. Add cottage cheese, mix and add lemon juice and salt.
10 Reuses for a Disposable Razor10 Reuses for a Disposable Razor. Attach a piece of terry cloth to head of razor to clean and dust glass picture frames, computer screen,etc. 2. Take off razor head. Use just handle and build paper christmas tree angels and other possible ornaments.
Auto Insurance Discount for Homeschooled TeensWe learned that adding our 16 year old to our auto policies was going to really hike up the price. I'd heard about good student discounts but since we homeschool, we weren't sure they would work with us...
Clouds in YumaA cloudy day in Yuma, AZ...
Freezing FennelA Guide to Freezing Fennel. Fennel leaves will lose their crisp texture during freezing but will retain good flavor and be suitable for cooked dishes. Gently wash fresh leaves and blot dry. Strip leaves off stalks and either chop leaves or freeze them whole.
Uses Folding Splatter ShieldsFolding splatter shields that are sold to place around a skillet when frying also has another clever use. You can place them around mixing bowls to keep cake or cookie batter from getting on walls while mixing...
Doing It the eBay WayThere is something to be said for the lure of on-line auctions. While as a consumer it offers a look across the world at what sellers have to offer, it also provides a seller with opportunities once unavailable.
Recipes for FreeDon't buy cookbooks, unless you have tried it out and want to keep it. The library is such a good resource for cookbooks. Also, check the website of products you like. They usually have recipes online that use their product or even free cookbooks for you...
DIY TaxesOne of the primary rules of being frugal is TRY TO DO IT YOURSELF FIRST. I just finished doing my own taxes with the help of a J.K. Lasser book. Not only does it give me a MUCH better idea of my finances...
Lexi (Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher)Lexi is a 10 month old Chi/Pin. She was a gift from a friend. She likes to play with her McDonald babies. . .
Longer Lasting PantyhoseBefore wearing pantyhose for the first time, put them in the freezer overnight. First get the pantyhose wet, gently ring them out put them in the freezer overnight.
Storing Grocery BargainsWe all like to save money and stock up on good grocery bargains when we find them. However, we want them to stay fresh until we're ready to use them. This is the best solution that I've found.
Cutting Patterns with Ginger (Cat)Never try to cut out a pattern in the same room as your cat! :) Ginger was rolling around all over my pattern that day...
My Frugal Life - Free Produce... Saved From The DumpsterIt occurred to me that the local grocery store throws away bruised fruit and spotted veggies everyday that I could put to good use if I prepared them right away.
Making Palm Trees for a PartyWe are planning a beach party and want to make some palm trees to put out side by the beach area. Does anyone have a simple idea to make these trees?
Eat'n Park Nantucket Cod RecipeEat-N-Park has this fish dish they serve called Nantucket Cod that is delicious. It's in a butter sauce and the fish has spinach, crab meat, garlic, bread crumbs, etc. I was wondering if anyone has a similar recipe like this.
Light Icing Recipe for CakesLight Icing Recipe for Cakes. Now, they often have a light, chilled topping instead. It does not appear to be a Cool Whip type product alone, but it might be Cool Whip mixed with something else. It is a light, cool refreshing taste. Does anyone have the recipe?
Burnt Rice in a PanMy daughter burned rice in my saucepan. I can't even scrape it off with a spatula or spoon. Is there anything I can soak it in to remove the black burnt stuff?
Alcoholic Fruit DrinksI'm having some girlfriends over for dinner on Saturday and would like to make some blender drinks with all the fresh fruit available right now (cantaloupe, berries, etc.) Any help would be greatly appreciated. Vodka or rum would be fine fine.
Nail Polish on a Cotton ShirtHow do I get nail polish (lots of it!) out of a cotton skirt?
Raccoon RepellentsRaccoon Repellents ideas. I live on the edge of a hundred acres of woods and have trouble with raccoons. I have removed every possible food source from our outdoors including cat food and bird seed.
Recipes Using Cream of WheatI have Cream of Wheat cereal that is not getting eaten, I am looking for recipes that I can use it up in?
Pricked by a BougainvilleaI was trimming bougainvillea and a thorn poked my finger through the gloves I was wearing. Three days later, my finger is stiff, red, and very sore. I cannot bend it at the joint where I was poked. Is this something that needs to be treated? I don't see a visible thorn. Can I get an infection?
Armadillo RepellentsArmadillo Repellents. We just discovered we have an armadillo in the back yard! It is digging up everything--the good thing is, our pup won't get blamed for digging up the watermelons, tomatoes, etc.