July 28, 2006

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Recipes

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Apple Cranberry PieApple Cranberry Pie recipes. Combine the apples, cranberries, sugar, flour, flavoring, cinnamon, salt; toss lightly. Spoon apple mixture into pie crust. Dot with margarine.

 

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Herbed Sour Cream BiscuitsHeat oven to 450 degrees F. In large bowl combine flour, baking powder, dill, pepper, basil, salt, baking soda and thyme. Using pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

 

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Chicken ParmesanPlace chicken in baking dish. Bake covered 15 minutes in preheated 425 degree F. oven; drain. Combine tomatoes, cornstarch, oregano and pepper sauce.

 

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Sad CakeSad Cake Recipe. Mix well. Add 1 cup pecans, chopped. Spray 9x13 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 300 degrees F for 45 minutes. . .

 

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Peanut Butter Noodle CookiesPeanut Butter Noodle Cookies Recipe. Bring syrup and sugar to a full boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and noodles. . .

 

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Ozark Gardens Buttermilk BiscuitsOzark Gardens Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe. Turn out on well floured board; knead lightly but well, adding more flour as needed to make dough that is easily handled. Roll to 1/2 inch thick and cut with a 2 inch cutter. . .

 

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Cappuccino Ice MilkCappuccino Ice Milk Recipe. Make ice milk: In bowl, dissolve sugar in coffee and milk; add flavorings. Place in 9 inch cake pan; freeze 2 hours or until firm. . .

 

Articles

My Frugal Life - Frugality, Debt Reduction and Giving BackFriends and family have called me a tightwad or a cheapskate. I prefer to be called "frugal"! About 12 years ago, my husband and I came to the bright conclusion that we had too much debt (after only 3 years of marriage!)

 

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Visit Cosmetology Schools for PamperingIf you can't afford to go to a day spa and would like some pampering, check to see if there is a local cosmetology school near you. Not only do they perform hair cutting, styling and coloring, but they also do parafin wax.

 

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Poll: Where are you from?Today's poll asks: Where are you from?

 

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Leather-Look Vase or BottleTake an interestingly shaped vase or bottle and make sure it is cleaned out really well inside and out with soap and water. Dry it thoroughly. Then take a roll of regular masking tape start tearing it into small little pieces all the same size.

 

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Sharpening ScissorsTips for sharpening scissors. I am old enough to remember when knife sharpeners used to come to the DOOR. Not anymore - but you can sort of sharpen your scissors by cutting through sandpaper until the edge is restored.

 

New Search Tool!We recently published a poll asking what features users would like to see on ThriftyFun and a new search tool was high on the list.

 

Shea Butter Hand CreamRecipe for making Shea Butter Hand Cream. Using a double boiler, melt together 1 Tbs. beeswax, 1 Tbs. shea butter.

 

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Softening ButterYou can soften butter quickly but putting it in the microwave for 10 seconds. If the butter is frozen, you may have to repeat this, but be careful not to microwave it for too long, it will quickly become liquid.

 

Baron - Dachshund

Baron (Dachshund)Baron (Dachshund) Photo. Baron is my 10 year old dachshund. I got him in June from a lady in Kennett Square who does rescues.

 

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Use Waxed Boxes for Paint PalettesUse waxed boxes for paint palettes. When working with acrylics, you can use a (washed) waxed box such as the ones frozen foods come in, as a palatte.

 

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Watch Those Wholesale Club PricesWhile wholesale clubs (bargain bulk warehouses like Sam's Club, Costco and BJ's) can be full of savings, the shopper must be extra savvy while shopping in them.

 

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Carrying Your Own DrinksWe save a lot of money - especially in the summer - by carrying around our own drinks!

 

Search Websites Using GoogleHave you ever gone to a website that didn't have a search function available? When this happens, be sure to try Google's handy site search feature.

 

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Credit Cards with RewardsDon't be fooled by a credit card company's claims that credit cards can help you save money. Finance charges quickly erase any benefits that credit cards offer in cash back incentives unless you pay your credit card off at the end of each month.

 

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Opening ClamsTips for opening clams. Never open clams with a paring knife or other sharp instrument. You can cut yourself badly. It's best to use a flat knife made for opening clams or some flat kitchen knifes may do the trick. Use a thick towel, glove or pot holder to protect the hand that is holding the clam.

 

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Supplementing SunscreenSupplementing Sunscreen. You can use makeup to supplement you sunscreen! Zinc oxide is an ingredient in most foundations - the same as in sun block. So I use inexpensive stick foundation where I freckle in addition to my sunscreen. . .

 

Photo of the Cleveland's skyline.

Frugal Travel Guide for Cleveland, OhioTravel guide for Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland, Ohio is a busy city with many things for you to enjoy with your friends and loved ones that won't cost you a dime.

 

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Every Drop CountsWater conservation is an ecologically responsible choice, but can it also be an economically sound choice? Of course it can! Whether you pay for a city water bill every few months or the electric bill for a well water pump, the less water you use the less money you pay.

 

Questions

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Fixing a Corningware 9 cup Stovetop Percolator?I have a Corningware 9 cup Stovetop Percolator AND I love it. The problem is that the seal around the metal rim is corroded, so when I pour a cup of coffee, some goes in and leaks out down the outside of the pot.

 

Glenmont Red Floral Pattern #5804230?I hope somebody can help me. I renovated a bathroom 1 1/2 years ago and used a beautiful border called the glenmont red floral pattern #5804230.

 

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No Bake Treats for a Bake Sale?Our church will be having a rummage sale and bake sale next weekend. It's too hot to turn on the oven. I'm needing ideas on No Bake treats or desserts I can fix, that won't require refrigeration (like pudding), afterwards. Nothing with chocolate, as it'll melt in the temperatures we're having now.

 

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Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe?We spend a large amount of each year in South East Texas where we often eat 'Bread and Butter Pudding' this is unlike the British dessert of the same name and I would love a recipe for it.

 

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Organizing a Walk-in Closet?My closet is a small walk-in closet. I have tried everything to keep it clean, but it keeps getting messy! I could buy some organizers, but I have no money. Please help me keep it clean!

 

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Polyurethane Spilled on Concrete?I spilled a can of polyurethane on garage floor! It's a concrete floor. Any ideas on how to remove it?

 

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