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July 31, 2006
Travel Tips for Columbus, Ohio, USA - Frugal Travel...
Travel guide for Columbus, Ohio, USA. When visiting Columbus, you'll find many things to do for free, including watching Shakespeare in the Park.
My Frugal Life - A Frugal Challenge - Up From Homelessness
In August of 1998, I decided to find an apartment after living in a long term homeless shelter for over 2 years.
Can't Access Amazingrates.com
Does anyone know how to get access to www.amazingrates.com? This site has the most complete and helpful listing of CD rates and other banking information specific to one's own locality.
Easy Stir Fry Recipes
I'm looking for some easy stir fry recipes. I've tried some store bought sauces but they are kinda spendy and would love to learn to make these dishes on my own. In addition, we don't like some of the sauces.
Making Biscuits and Gravy With Bacon Grease
I need directions for biscuits and gravy using bacon grease instead of sausage grease. I try to make it like my grandma use to but mine always taste too floury.
Turning a Can Into a Small Safe
I need help from you crafty people out there. My husband accidently knocked the bottom off of the old dutch maid cleanser can. Now I am remembering catalogs that have sold secret banks made out of off the wall containers before, like cleanser cans and such.
Cottage Potatoes Recipe
I am looking for a Cottage Potato Recipe. My Aunt used to make one that had potatoes, green peppers, cheese and bread crumbs. I keep finding recipes with cottage cheese but I don't believe that it had cottage cheese in it.
Homemade Butter Flavored Crisco
Does anybody know how to make your own butter flavor crisco?
Poll: How many different grocery stores do you shop at?
Today's poll asks: How many different grocery stores do you shop at?
Rufus (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)
Rufus (Ruby-throated Hummingbird) Photo. He comes and goes. He likes to fly and drink sweets. . .
The Wonders of Corn Starch
The Wonders of Corn Starch Tip. When you add your flour and water or stock to thicken, put in a small amount of corn starch. Doing this will prevent your gravy from separating (like water). . .
Make Your Own Disinfectant Wipes
Make Your Own Disinfectant Wipes. I love the disinfectant wipes you can buy (Clorox Wipes, Lysol Wipes), but they are expensive and not environmentally friendly! So, when I am making my own baby wipes and house cleaners, I take the time to make my own disinfectant wipes. . .
Wet Wipes for a Cookout Cool Down
Wet Wipes for a Cookout Cool Down. At a cookout, picnic, or other hot weather gathering, toss a package of wet wipes in the cooler with the ice and drinks (I bought a plastic pop-up dispenser for a dollar). . .
Tender Juicy Barbecued Pork Ribs (Crockpot)
I have found a recipe for the most delicious ribs 'n sauce, and you don't have to stand at the grill all day! They are tender, juicy, simple and yummy. . .
Chocolate Love Muffins
Take about a half bag of chocolate chips and cut them finely into small pieces. Mix it with a cake mix (preferably chocolate). Cook as how the cake directions say. . .
Broiling Instead of Toasting Sandwiches
When making a sandwich, try putting the bread in the broiler instead of the toaster. When preparing your sandwich, put the toasted side inside. When you bite into it, it won't leave many crumbs and it's easier to bite.
Homemade Swamp Coolers for Hot Days
Remember in a heat wave - water evaporating has a cooling effect. Like the old days, I put small bowls of water/ice cubes in front of my fans to get some cooling.
Games You Can Play With Bookshelves
Take a decently backed bookshelf to the front or back porch, facing the wall when not in use by the child who can enter into all sorts of imaginary fantasies using it ranging from. . .
Make Your Own Air-wick
Make Your Own Air-wick. I made a colorful deodorizing air-wick from A Mitchum Deodorant stick case. . .
What I Want for Christmas
What I Want for Christmas Photo. All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth. . .
Recipe for Cajun Mayo. This is very good on a burger or sandwich. . .
Mashed Potato "Mistake"
Recipe for Smashed Potato "Mistake". This happened to me a couple of months ago. I was making my family's favorite "smashed" potatoes, when I realized I didn't have any milk in the house. Bad news. Everything else was ready. . .
Homemade Thank You Cards
I came up with this idea. I let my two year old loose with a bucket of acrylic paints (you can use any paints you want) and a pad of newsprint paper. Construction paper works as well....
Decoupaged Old Aluminum Trays
Here is a good idea for those "old aluminum trays", you might have lying around. I spray painted them, rubbed on "Treasure Gold" metallic finish.
Cream Cheese and Yogurt Tart
Prepare and bake Rich Butter Crust; set aside. In small bowl of an electric mixer beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add yogurt and vanilla; beat until combined.
Kiki (Labrador Retriever)
Kiki (Labrador Retriever) Photo. Kiki is my 18 month old Labrador Retriever.I got her from friends when she was a puppy.
Microwave Zucchini Casserole
Recipe for Microwave Zucchini Casserole. Use 2 or 3 qt. casserole dish. Melt 2 Tbsp. oleo or butter, add 2 handfuls of bread crumbs or croutons. . .
Dealing with Paper Crafting Mess
Dealing with Paper Crafting Mess Tip. I am a crafting and paper-craft nut but when I sit down to create, I end up with paper everywhere. Short of having the garbage can underfoot constantly, I came up with a better idea. . .
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Put flour, sugar, baking powder, salt & chocolate chips in a bowl. Mix and make a well in the center.
Keeping Mayonnaise Fresh
Keeping Mayonnaise Fresh. To keep mayonnaise fresher longer, remove the cardboard liner in the lid. . .
Folger's Simply Smooth Review
Product Endorsement - Folger's Simply Smooth. I have found a great tasting coffee Folger's Simply Smooth. It has no bitter taste and smells great when brewing. . .
Monterey Jack Turkey Burger
In large bowl, combine turkey, scallion, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic powder and pepper; mix well. Add cheese, and stir to mix well. Shape turkey mixture into 4 equal patties.
Leatherwork Casing Tips
When casing (casing is wetting the leather in preparation for carving) your leather you would dampen the leather with a sponge first on the back (sueded - rough side) and then on the top (smooth-flesh) side. . .
Easy Strawberry Lemonade
Use good old dry powder mix for your lemonade - I prefer Country Time, but any will do. Then, go over to the alcoholic mixers, but you won't be going to get drunk. . .
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