July 20, 2006

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Recipes

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Grilled Potato SkinsBake 4-6 potatoes for dinner one night but leave a thin layer of potato in the skin. The next night. . .

 

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Down South Yam CakeRecipe for Down South Yam Cake. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 10 inch tube pan. In large bowl, cream sugar, 1 1/2 cup butter and 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla until light and fluffy. . .

 

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Southern Beef Stew Place the meat in a slow cooker. Toss with flour, salt and pepper. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to mix well.

 

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Dijon Ham And Swiss LoafSet aside 1 cup flour. Mix remaining flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Heat water, mustard and margarine to 125-130 degrees F, and stir into flour mixture.

 

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It Could Be a Snickers Bar (Diet)Diet Recipe for "It Could Be a Snickers Bar". Mix first 4 ingredients in mixer, then stir in cereal. Pour into 8 inch square pan. Cover and freeze. . .

 

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2 Crust Pie Crust Recipe for Pie Crust. Put shortening in a bowl and add hot water. Stir. Add milk and salt. Stir in flour. Divide in half and roll out each half to fit a pie pan. . .

 

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Orange Ice MilkRecipe for Orange Ice Milk. Make ice milk: In saucepan, dissolve sugar in juice; boil. Add milk and zest. Place in 9 inch cake pan; freeze 2 hours or until firm. . .

 

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Rev 'Em Up Ice Cream ParfaitDissolve gelatin in boiling water. Combine water and ice to make 1 1/4 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until slightly thickened. Remove unmelted ice; add banana slices; chill. . .

 

Articles

Backyard Before

Backyard MakeoverOur makeover of our backyard, a before and after photo. Were very happy with the results.

 

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Transplanting Dogwood SeedlingsI have several dogwoods in my yard, and I frequently find what appears to be small dogwood seedlings growing around and about underneath them. Is this possible, and if I move them to an appropriate location, do they stand a good chance of successfully growing?

 

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Making Lunch a Little DifferentMaking Lunch a Little Different. My DH brown bags his lunch. To make his sandwiches more interesting and to save time, I took three large frozen chicken tenders, greased them top and bottom with extra virgin olive oil. . .

 

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Walking Dogs and Cats on Hot PavementWalking Dogs and Cats on Hot Pavement. My tip is for the concern of walking you dog/cat. Living here in Nevada, the heat can be extreme and also the sidewalks. Take care that your pet doesn't get heat exhaustion, too. . .

 

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My Frugal Life: Buying Items at Country AuctionsBuying Items at Country Auctions. We are retired and are living on a fixed income. Being frugal has become a way of living. We shop the specials at the supermarkets and I have a vegetable garden.

 

Indoor Palm Plant

Tips for Growing Palms IndoorsGrowing a potted palm as a house plant is a wonderful way to add a bold, tropical focal point to any room in your home. Because of their size, mature palms are one of the most expensive houseplants you can buy.

 

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Treasure Box for ChildrenOnce, I had to think of a quick birthday present for a young girl I had never met and didn't know what she wished for. Also time was short. Cash was the obvious solution, but a paper money bill in a birthday card is somewhat boring for young kids.

 

Potted painted tree branches.

Decorating With Tree BranchesCollect various branches or smaller limbs and spray paint them black or your choice of colors and secure upright in a flower pot suited to its size in cement.

 

Domino (Persian Mix)

Domino (Persian Mix)Domino (Persian Mix) Photo. Domino is my 13 year old Persian/other cat. I got her from a shelter, 13 years ago. She likes to play with plastic milk jug rings. . .

 

Katie-Alanis (Shih-tzu) - close up of young man kissing a dog

Katie-Alanis (Shih-tzu)Katie-Alanis (Shih-tzu) Photo. Katie-Alanis is a 4 year old Shih-tzu I got her at a trade day in June 2002. She likes to look out of the window, ride in the car and get attention from my future husband Justin.

 

Wildflowers in Field

Going Native With WildflowersOne of my first attempts at growing wildflowers consisted of buying a canister of Martha Stewart's Meadow Mix and peppering an area in my yard with seeds where I choose to let the grass go "native."

 

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Flowers That Will Grow Under Pine TreesI need advice about what type of plants/flowers, preferably perennials, could be planted under pine trees. I've been told that the dropping pine needles kill most plants because they give off kerosene. The area in question is very shady. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

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Organizer for Kids SocksOrganizer for Kids Socks. I have recently discovered that there actually is a solution for mismatched baby and kid socks! No more lonely socks hanging out at the back of enormous dresser drawers.

 

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Saving Money at Krogers on GasSaving Money at Kroegers on Gas Tip. You can save 10 cents per gallon on gas at Kroger fuel centers when you are a Kroger Plus shopper, apply in the store for a Kroger card. It's not a credit card! It is like a coupon card, there are absolutely no fees ...

 

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How often should I water my vegetables?How often should I water my garden vegetables?

 

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Morning Glory Growing SlowlyI planted morning glory by seeds and they have sprouts. They are now 5 inches long but growing slowly. They are in full sun. What is the problem?

 

Questions

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My Yard is Just Weeds?I have a yard with just weeds -- I have very little money--what can I do? I live in the Western plain country -- water is expensive and area is very dry.

 

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Crayon on an Unfinished Dresser?Removing crayon from an unfinished dresser. I'm new here and am looking for some help removing crayon and marker on my unfinished dresser. I tried a piece of sandpaper a while back but it just left scratches. Maybe I need a special kind of sandpaper?

 

Clematis Flower

Starting Clematis From Clippings?I love clematis and I have bought 3 plants this year. My garden is all around the perimeter of my yard with a fence. I would like to have them growing eventually all around but the expense is not within my budget. How can i start new plants from clippings of my already purchased plants?

 

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Washing a Dry Clean Only Slipcover?Is it possible to wash a slipcover that says "Dry-clean only" on it? It is 100% cotton. It's not one of those Sure-fit ones that you buy at the store, it came with the sofa.

 

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Heart Healthy Meals?I need "heart healthy" meal ideas for my diabetic husband who recently underwent heart surgery. Most healthy cooking is so bland it just doesn't appeal to him so he's not eating well and getting very weak. It's like a vicious cycle--if it's good for him, he just doesn't want it.

 

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George Foreman Grill Left Marks on My Laminate Table?George Foreman Grill Left Marks on My Laminate Table. I have an old (first generation) George Foreman grill that I found in a cupboard when cleaning. I put it on a laminate table top and forgot about it. When I moved it there were black round spots on the table.

 

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Sending a Message to Another ThriftyFun User?Dear ThriftyFun, how do I send a message to another member? I looked on both the Messages page and on the page to leave feedback for a particular member's tip, but can't find how to do it.

 

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Travel Tips for Florence, Italy?I would love some advice. We're planning to travel to Florence, Italy in September. We've been reading as much as we can, but would love to hear from those of you who have visited.

 

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Can my outfit be saved?Can my outfit be saved? I spilled bleach doing laundry and some of it dripped into the laundry basket on dark clothes. It got on a brand new outfit in places I can't "decorate" to cover.

 

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Making a Rug Out of Socks?Making a Rug Out of Socks. I cannot find step by step instructions on how to make a rug out of unmated socks, i seen this in an old book years ago it was really simple, but cannot find it now.

 

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Permanent Marker on Vinyl Siding?How can I clean permanent marker off vinyl siding on a mobile home?

 

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Tips for Moving Into a New Home?I was wondering if anyone had any good tips to share about moving in general - there just seems to be so many questions to ask and things to remember!

 

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Uses for Checkbook Covers?Other than recovering old checkbook or pocket calendar covers, is there another use for these? I don't carry the checkbook with me anymore and date books are replaced with my PDA.

 

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Remedies for Skin Allergies?What are some good home remedies for severe skin allergies?

 

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Crockpot Reviews?Crockpot Reviews. I need some advice on slow cookers. Can anyone suggest a brand that they really like.

 

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Craft Ideas for Toddlers?Crafts Ideas for Toddlers. I am look for ideas for wind chimes, garden decor, kids outdoor art, garden ideas for toddlers and any kind of kids projects that can be made for indoors or outdoors.

 

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Underarm Odor On Dry Clean Only Clothes?Uderarm Odor On Dry Clean Only Clothes. I have a very expensive, dry clean only suit that has underarm odor. I took it to the cleaners but the odor is still there.

 

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Maple Tree Losing Its Leaves Early?Maple Tree Losing Its Leaves Early. An approximately 10 year old maple tree on our bank started to "leaf out" this spring. These young leaves turned brown and now it looks as if the tree has died!

 

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Cloth to Use as Padding for Bras?I sew and would like to know where I can obtain cloth to use as padding for my bras.

 

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Popsicle Stick Crafts?I am looking for popsicle stick crafts.

 

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