July 25, 2006

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Chocolatey Oatmeal DropsRecipe for Chocolatey Oatmeal Drops. In small heavy saucepan, combine chocolate pieces and cream. Heat over low heat just until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat. In medium bowl, with fork, combine oatmeal with confectioners' sugar until well mixed. . .

 

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Easy PeachyEasy Peachy Recipe. Grease 9x13 inch pan, pour in chopped peaches; sprinkle dry cake mix over peaches. . .

 

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Chocolate Decadence CakeChocolate Decadence Cake Recipe. Chop chocolate into small chunks and set aside. Combine cake mix, eggs, water, sour cream and oil. Blend, then beat at medium speed of electric mixer for 4 minutes. Fold in chopped chocolate. . .

 

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Honey-n-Spice DipHoney-n-Spice Dip Recipe. Dissolve cornstarch in water. Combine with 57 Sauce and honey in small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened. . .

 

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Double Chocolate Caramel BarsDouble Chocolate Caramel Bars Recipe. In top of double boiler over boiling water, stir caramels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Keep warm over hot water. . .

 

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Crazy CakeMelt 1 stick margarine in pan, add 3/4 cup brown sugar. Add to the above and mix well. . .

 

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Sweet Freezer PicklesSweet Freezer Pickles Recipe. This is not your typical pickle recipe. No special equipment or ingredients are needed. This recipe produces a crisp, sweet pickle that goes well in salads, on sandwiches or as a side. The secret to the crisp texture is the sugar, so do not reduce the sugar in the recipe. . .

 

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Everyday Broccoli Cheese ChickenEveryday Broccoli Cheese Chicken Recipe. In skillet over medium heat, in hot margarine, cook chicken 10 minutes or until browned on both sides. Spoon off fat. Stir in soup, water and pepper. Heat to boiling. . .

 

Articles

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My Frugal Life: Make It Do Or Do WithoutI was raised during the depression by my maternal Grandparents. We had to be saving and making do. "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without". I'm 76 now and I still make do a lot of the time. I still do things the "OLD TIMEY" way.

 

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Removing Greasy or Gummy Substances from Any SurfaceTo remove almost anything gunky, greasy, gummy or sticky from almost any surface, I have found that the best thing to use is one of three solvents; lighter fluid, gasoline, or rubbing alcohol.

 

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The Best S'mores EverThe Best S'mores Ever Recipe. Instead of using a Hershey's candy bar, try using a Reeses peanut butter cup. . .

 

Hannah in the TissueThis is Hannah, my 13 month old granddaughter; she loves to shred paper. I caught her in the bathroom shredding a roll of toilet tissue. . .

 

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Keeping Your Place on the MapKeeping Your Place on the Map Tip. When you're navigating on a journey, instead of trying to keep your finger on your place on the map - use a piece of blu tack instead. . .

 

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Make Yourself Stitch SamplesI have two sewing machines both of which have a variety of stitches for fancy work. In order to better see what each stitch looks like on fabric. . .

 

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Security Alarm on Your Key ChainThis is a really cool idea. Next time you come home for the night and you to to put your keys away, think of this.

 

Yellow Finch

Yellow Finch and Her NestWe watched a yellow finch build a nest inside this birdhouse on our backyard deck; it was a beautiful sight seeing this yellow finch go back and forth building the nest then watching her nurture the baby birds;

 

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Mid Life Crisis? JokeMid Life Crisis? Joke. Well, it's not a mid-life crisis, but here's how things worked out for me. Married 25 years, took a look at my wife one day and said, "Honey, 25 years ago, we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10 inch black and white TV. .

 

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For the Cleanest Windows in TownMix white vinegar 50 - 50 with water and put in a spray bottle. Spray it on generously. . .

 

Mouse

Mice Don't Like Potpourri Toilet...I have accidently stumbled on a way to keep those 4 legged kritters out from under your cupboards. We live in the country and sometimes have a problem with mice getting into the house.

 

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Keeping Steel Wool Pads from RustingKeeping Steel Wool Pads from Rusting Tip. Don't throw away that half-used steel wool pad. You can save it from rusting by putting it in a solution of baking soda and water. Change the soda-water solution every once in awhile to keep it fresh. . .

 

Photo of Chicago's skyline.

Frugal Travel Guide for Chicago, ILTravel guide for Chicago. When we travel to Chicago, we are always on a small budget. We look for low cost and free things to do that even the kids enjoy. Here are a few of the free things we found.

 

Questions

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1920's Themed Wedding?Does anyone have any ideas for a 1920s themed wedding?

 

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Rival Crock-Pot BBQ-Pit Reviews?Rival Crock-Pot BBQ-Pit Reviews. Has anyone bought the new Rival crock grill. Is it worth the money?

 

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Natural Recipes for Worming Cats?Does anyone have a natural homemade recipe for worming cats and kittens?

 

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Vacuum Cleaner for Hard Surface Floors?What vacuum cleaner would you recommend for hard surface floors?

 

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Ink on a Linoleum Floor?How do I remove pen ink (biro) from my linoleum floor?

 

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Odor from Pet Stain on Microfiber?This is nasty, but I need help! My dog got into the cat litter box and ate you know what! Well she in turn threw it up on my new microfiber couch! I got the stain out but how do I get this horrible awful smell out?

 

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Hoover Savvy Vacuum (WindTunnel) Reviews?Hoover Savvy Vacuum (WindTunnel) Reviews. I am interested to know if this product is difficult to push and efficient.

 

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Lavender and Wheat Heating Bag?I am looking information on how to make a lavender and wheat heating bag.

 

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Are My Plants Calcium Deficient?I'm have nice healthy looking plants but most of the fruits turning yellow and rotting. I read somewhere this is from being calcium deficient. Do you agree and what would be the best way to add calcium?

 

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Travel Tips for Sugar Creek, OH?Travel Tips for Sugar Creek, OH. I want to visit Sugar Creek, Ohio to the Amish Country. Has anyone been there and can tell me what they enjoyed doing or seeing?

 

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