July 24, 2006

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Recipes

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Iowa Pork Stew with Herb DumplingsSimmer green beans 5 minutes; drain and refrigerate. Pare potatoes and boil 15 minutes; drain and cut into 1/2 inch cubes, and refrigerate. Simmer apples 3 minutes; drain and refrigerate.

 

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Fruit DipDelicious with all fresh fruit. Vary the flavor by using different flavored yogurts.

 

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Broccoli Rabe and PastaCook broccoli rabe about 10 min. Meanwhile, crumble and brown turkey sausage with onion and garlic. Add browned sausge to cooked brocoli rabe and then add cooked pasta. . .

 

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Chocolate TrufflesChocolate Truffles Recipe. In 2 qt. saucepan over medium heat, heat cream to simmering. Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips; stir with wire whisk until melted and smooth. . .

 

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Crusty Garlic BreadCrusty Garlic Bread Recipe. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine the garlic and oil. Mix well. In another small bowl, combine parsley, thyme, marjoram and paprika. . .

 

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Carrot Nut BreadCarrot Bread Recipe. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in pecans. Combine eggs and remaining ingredients; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Spoon batter into a greased and floured loaf pan. . .

 

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Back Bay Brown Bread MuffinsGrease 12 muffin pan cups. In large bowl combine flour, cornmeal, baking soda, salt and allspice; stir in buttermilk and molasses to blend thoroughly. Stir in raisins and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. . .

 

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Chocolate-Raspberry BarsRecipe for Chocolate-Raspberry Bars. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, combine flour and sugar; mix well. With pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. . .

 

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Anything CasseroleAnything Casserole Recipe. Add meat, vegetables and sauce to 9X13 pan. Mix. Drop biscuit dough by Tablespoon on top of mixture and lightly spread to cover, but leave some gaps for bubbles to escape. . .

 

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Orange-Cranberry Acorn SquashHeat oven to 375 degrees F and grease jellyroll pan. Rub cut sides of squash, including cavities, with 1 Tbsp. butter. Sprinkle cavities with cinnamon and pepper.

 

Articles

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Poll: How hot is it where you live? Today's poll: How hot is it where you live?

 

Decorating LampShades to LookOutdoorsy

Decorating Lamp Shades to Look OutdoorsyOutdoorsy looking lamp shades are a fun way to celebrate the great outdoors from the comfort of your easy chair! The fringe at the bottom is from a popular mega center and is hand stitched on to secure it.

 

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Travel Tips for South Central Wisconsin - Frugal Travel GuideTravel guide for South Central Wisconsin. I grew up in south central Wisconsin and still live here. It is a great part of God's Country, with generally nice weather.

 

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Keeping Cherries and BlueberriesKeeping Cherries and Blueberries Tip. I put my fresh from the grocery store blueberries and cherries into separate Freshvac containers from Target. These containers have little dials on the top with the calendar number date as reminders.

 

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Removing Watchband LinksHave you ever bought a watch with a stainless steel bracelet then realized that the band was so huge you could fit it around your ankle?

 

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New Feature - Product ReviewsFind out what ThriftyFun user think of products before you buy them. This new section allows you to ask for feedback about a particular product.

 

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Using Coupons Before They ExpireWhen using coupons, I organize them by month not the item. For instance, all my January coupons are in the December area of a coupon saver and my February Coupons are in the January, March coupons are in February, etc.

 

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If You Are Overcharged at WalMartIf You Are Overcharged at WalMart. For Wal-Mart shoppers, here is a tip if you were not aware of it. When you go shopping make sure you look at the price tag, compare the name, ounces, anything else that is pertinent to the item.

 

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Tucker (Maine Coon Mix) and Keifer (Alley Cat)Tucker (Maine Coon mix) and Keifer (alley cat) photo. Tucker is a 2 year old Maine Coon mix and Keifer is a 1+ year old slinky little alley cat.

 

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Removing Wrinkles from Clothes That Sat Too Longf you forget your laundry in the dryer and find it is extremely wrinkled, try misting each piece lightly with water in a spray bottle. . .

 

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New Security Scam - VishingIf you receive a phone call or automated phone call telling you your credit card information has been compromised, do not call them back. Read on . . .

 

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Septic Tank CleanerIf you live in a rural area, chances are you have a septic tank. Septic tanks depend on the action of bacteria to break down solids. You can prevent sludge buildup and keep bacteria working hard for you by using this formula once a month.

 

My Frugal Life - Thoughtful LivingNot frugal, it is too uptight a word. The word I like to use is thoughtful. Every time I save money, I smile because I have purchased quality.

 

Daddy's HatDaddy's Hat Photo. Daddy lost my hat, so I took his. . .

 

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Better Heat Distribution for Your Stock PotI like to cook large batches of stews, chili, soup, etc. to eat, freeze, or give to friends. For this I use a large stock pot. When I decided to buy one years ago, I discovered they were all very expensive or very thin.

 

Questions

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Applying Acrylic Nails?I have just trained as a nail technician and I am finding things very hard. When I have applied the acrylic it looks great but after buffing I am getting lines in the acrylic and the tip seems a bit lumpy and bumpy.

 

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Where do you put frozen bread at to rise?Where do you put frozen bread at to rise? Last time, I cracked the oven door and sat the rising bread on the stove top with a big towel over it and it did its rising very well. The bad thing is when I moved it from the stove top to inside the oven, all of the bread fell, and cooked hard as a rock.

 

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Cleaning the Fabric on Outdoor Lounge Chairs?I have outdoor lounge chairs that are covered with fabric (store bought) that I want to clean.

 

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Installing Ceramic Floor Tile?I want to replace the flooring in my kitchen and bathroom with ceramic tile. Is this an easy "do-it-yourself" job or should I just pay a professional?

 

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Russian Black Bread Recipe?Russian Black Bread Recipe. Years ago, at a huge department store called Lazarus, in Columbus, Ohio, the bakery sold Russian Black Bread. This bread was coal black inside and out, and tasted like a very light, slightly sweet, rye bread.

 

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Good Places to Go for a Weekend?There are 5 of us girls that all ran around together while in school years ago. We now try to get together each year for a few days just by ourselves. I would like to know if anyone has any ideas of places to go for a weekend.

 

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Sandwich Wraps Recipes?I am looking for recipes for sandwich wraps using tortillas. I want to cut down my lunch calories and bought some no fat tortillas.

 

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Recipes Using Canned "Cream Of" Soups?I am looking for recipes using canned creamed soups (cream of celery, mushroom, chicken). I have too many on hand right now, and want to use some up. It could be for any type of main dish, sauce or gravy.

 

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Dog Water Bowl That Keeps the Water Cold?Does anyone know about a water bowl for dogs that keeps the water cold? There just has to be such a thing, especially for us Southern people!

 

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Do Commissary Stores Accept Expired Coupons?I once read that commissary stores would accept expired coupons from military families. And that these stores would accept donated expired coupons from the public so the families could select the ones they wanted.

 

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