July 6, 2006

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Miniature Chocolate EclairsMiniature Chocolate Eclairs recipe. To prepare filling, cook pudding according to package directions. Chill for 1 hour. To prepare pastry, in a heavy saucepan, heat butter, water, and salt over medium high heat until mixture boils and butter melts...

 

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini CakeHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 13x9 inch cake pan. In large bowl, combine sugar, butter, oil, vanilla and eggs. Beat until light and creamy.combine dry ingredients and add to mixture along with the buttermilk. Blend well. Fold in Zucchini, chocolate chips and nuts. Spread in pan...

 

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Peach-Apricot CobblerPeach-Apricot Cobbler recipe. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium saucepan, mix together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in 1/2 cup each of reserved peach and apricot juices. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens, 2 minutes...

 

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Flavorful Summer Squash (Taste Of Home)In a large nonstick skillet, saute the yellow squash, zucchini, onion and garlic in oil until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally...

 

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Golden Delicious Apple PiePreheat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare pastry: Combine flour and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening until texture of coarse meal. Whisk together water, egg yolk and vinegar in small bowl.

 

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Philadelphia Ice Cream (Eggless)Philadelphia Ice Cream recipe. Recently someone (can't remember who, sorry!) Asked for a homemade ice cream recipe without eggs. I finally found the one I had, from an old Proctor-Silex ice cream maker recipe book...

 

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Homemade Glass ShelvesI just recently discover a great way to make a "homemade" bookshelf, by stacking glass or plexi-glass on glass blocks. Glass blocks come in a great many styles and colors.

 

Ceiling fan.

Cheap Ways to Beat the HeatThere are plenty of ways to keep cool during the summer months, but how many cost efficient ways are there? Try some ways to cool your temperatures and your budget as well.

 

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Pringles Can Solar Hot Dog CookerMy children and I use them to make solar hot dog cookers. Cut out a rectangle the less than half the size of the can but large enough to let lots of sun shine through, put clear oven bag cut to size over the hole (or clear acetate) and tape it in place.

 

BB (Parakeet)BB is about a year old and is a parakeet. We stopped by PetsMart to pick up food and BB was being so cute that he had to come home with us. Our cockatiel needed a buddy hence the name BB (Bert's Buddy)

 

Butterflies in the Alley

Local Gang in the AlleyA local gang congregating in my alley. Picture of butterlies.

 

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Talk About Being Frugal... JokeI have cut so many corners...

 

clipping coupons

Comic: Clipping CouponsClipping coupons...

 

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Vinegar As A Face CleanserDid you know that vinegar is a wonderful cleanser for your face. It's a natural bacteria killer. You mix one part vinegar, one part water and use a cotton swab and wipe all over face.

 

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Store Knitting Needles in Pringles CansI keep crochet and knitting needles in them.

 

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My Frugal Life: Lessons Learned by a Single MomIn my early thirties, I went through a divorce and suddenly found myself as a single mother of three small children. Fortunately, I was able to still manage to buy a small home with a backyard and continue working full time.

 

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Selling Video GamesIf your kids need extra cash this summer, help them sell their old and unwanted video games on eBay. After a few months of play most video games are put on the shelf never to be played again. There are always people looking to buy used video games on eBay.

 

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Save on Gas at Wal-MartThe Wal-Mart near my house has a gas station on-site. I can buy a reloadable Wal-Mart shopping/gift card for any amount and use it to buy gas at that station. But here's the best part...

 

A thermometer on a hot day.

Save Energy While Keeping Your CoolDuring the dog days of summer, we expend considerable amounts of energy (and dollars) trying to keep our homes cool. Here are 12 no-cost or low-cost ways to save energy while keeping cool this summer.

 

Shop At Stores That Save You MoneyIt's true that while one store may save a shopper money on shampoo another store will do that same for grapes. Yet, traveling to these different stores to save pennies here and there often isn't worth the gas it takes, especially with today's gas prices.

 

House Demolition

Free Building Materials From Building SitesIf you see a construction site or a renovation near your house, ask the contractor or site manager if you can have some of the scrap building material. They usually will be happy to oblige you as long as you don't get in their way.

 

Questions

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Watermelon Pickles?I need recipe for Watermelon Pickles.

 

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Green Olive Spread?I am looking for a recipe for making green olive spread. It was made years ago and sold in the grocery stores for sandwich filling. It was packaged in small glasses as the current day cheese spreads are.

 

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Applebee's Boneless Barbecued Chicken?I would like some help finding a recipe for Applebee's Boneless Barbecued Chicken.

 

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Millipedes in My House?Millipedes in My House. I need to know how to get rid of all the "thousand leggers" in the house, they just creep me out!

 

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Mud Puddle Stains on a White T-shirt?My dd received a white shirt from her grandmother, (big mistake for a 5 year old) and she played in a mud puddle while wearing it. I have soaked it in hot soapy bleach water with vinegar and baking soda, and cannot get it white again. Any suggestions on how i can get these stains out?

 

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Cooking With Arthritis?Cooking With Arthritis. I am nearly 65 years old and have a lot of arthritis throughout my body. I have a very hard time bending down or lifting anything that is even slightly heavy.

 

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Closet Curtains?On one of the decorating shows they took down the sliding closet doors and put up curtains. I love this idea! I will be moving next week and I want to do this with my closet in my mobile home. On the show they hung a pretty fabric shower curtain from metal hooks and hooked them onto the door tracks.

 

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Poll: How many shopping reward cards for stores do you carry with you?Today's poll asks: How many shopping reward cards for stores do you carry with you?

 

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Storing Beanie Babies?I have about 100 beanie babies at the top of my closet that I would still like to keep in my room, but not out collecting dust. Please tell me some ways I can store them so that they aren't being displayed but also not taking up lots of room.

 

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Saving and Investing Money?Tips for Saving and Investing Money. I am looking for tips on how to save money and invest it?

 

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