July 17, 2006

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Strawberry BreadRecipe for Strawberry Bread. DO NOT DRAIN BERRIES. Beat with a mixer. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture, plus 1 - 1/4 cups chopped nuts (if you wish).

 

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Zucchini BarsRecipe for Zucchini Bars. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a cookie sheet by either greasing well or spraying with no-stick spray. Mix the first five ingredients until creamy. Blend in flour and baking powder until well incorporated and then fold in coconut, walnuts and zucchini...

 

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The Big Easy BreakfastCook sausage in large skillet over medium heat until lightly browned. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon. Add oil, and heat over medium high heat. Add potatoes and peppers.

 

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Herbed Chicken (Crockpot)Place chicken in crockpot. Top with tomatoes, onion, and garlic. Combine broth, bay leaf, salt, thyme and pepper.

 

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Chocolate Shoo-fly PieRecipe for Chocolate Shoo-fly Pie. A blue ribbon contest winner - at a PA Dutch fair, no less!

 

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Barbecue MeatloafMix together all ingredients except 1/4 cup barbecue sauce. Shape into loaf in baking dish. Microwave on high 12-14 minutes or until center is no longer pink, turning dish after 6 minutes.

 

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Super Easy Grilled Onion RecipeSuper Easy Grilled Onion Recipe. Peel the onion(s). Cut into 3/8 inch slices. With a pastry brush, coat onions with the barbecue sauce and let sit 30-45 minutes. Preheat your grill pan...

 

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Fudgemallow Raisin CandyRecipe for Fudgemallow Raisin Candy. Microwave chocolate and peanut butter in 2 quart bowl on medium 2-3 minutes or until melted, stirring after each minute. Fold in marshmallows and raisins. Pour into foil-lined 8 inch square pan; chill until firm. . .

 

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Layered Applesauce CakeThe next time you are in need of a cake recipe for a special occasion try this cake. This moist applesauce cake is layered with a delicious brown sugar frosting.

 

Articles

Sunrise in Sunset, Texas

Sunrise in Sunset, TXBeautiful sunrise in Sunset!

 

Stop the Postage HikeSaving money on postage. Postage rates climb every few years, and although $0.39 doesn't seem like a lot consider that three envelopes equals over $1 postage.

 

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Jean Pocket CraftWith growing boys, I have had my share of well-used blue jeans. Here are a few things I did to get one more use out of them: I cut the pocket out (still attached to the jeans) and used a hole punch to put two holes in the top...

 

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Multitasking Your OvenMultitasking Your Oven. My mum showed me how to save on gas. She is all about maximizing the uses of ovens and other appliances. This involves some planning, but saved me $110.00 in 8 months!

 

Fencing used to organize a desk

Using Garden Fence to Organize My Craft DeskI used a small old garden fence to organize my craft desk. I attached hooks and used wires to attach items. I also used small flower pots to store tiny tid bits. I strung my ribbons on a strip of leather and hung that above the fence.

 

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Advice For Using FansAbout using fans - It usually cools off at night - so use that to your advantage and have fans running at night to bring in the cooler air. Then you can use your air conditioning only during the day...

 

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Memory Trick For MedicationsI take multiple medications and usually sort them out into a pill carrier every two weeks. However, I have one pill that I take twice a day at different times than my other meds.

 

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Poll: Have you submitted a tip photo or recipe to ThriftyFun?Today's poll asks: Have you submitted a tip photo or recipe to ThriftyFun?

 

Birdie in the BirdbathBirdie is 8 years old and is a mixed up kitty. I adopted him. He likes to lounge for fun.

 

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Planting An Egg With RosesWhen I plant my roses, I always add a fresh whole unbroken egg to the planting hole. . .

 

Questions

Shining Vintage Straight Razors?I have some vintage straight razors with hollow ground blades. These are top of the line Solingen or Sheffield steel. There is no rust on the blade, but they have a blackened patina to them instead of the silver shiny surface of when they were new. How do I get them back to the new look?

 

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Framing a Newspaper Article?How would I smooth out a newspaper article I want to frame?

 

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Electric Power Loss?Home built 2000 has very high energy bills. The meter shows draw of at least 1 KW always (except when main breaker is opened), this is with all appliances, AC, TV, lights, etc. are off.

 

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Freezing Baking Soda and Baking Powder?Does anyone know this information? Can I freeze baking powder and/or baking soda without any ill affect on my end baking product?

 

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Spreadable Cheese Recipe (Like Kaukauna)?Spreadable Cheese Recipe. I love to eat spreadable cheddar on crackers, like Kaukauna, but it is so expensive. Does anyone know a way to make this stuff from hard cheddar cheese?

 

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