August 18, 2006

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Recipes

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Sweet MuffinsRecipe for Sweet Muffins. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. The batter will be slightly lumpy. . .

 

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Chocolate Delight CookiesRecipe for Chocolate Delight Cookies. Cream together margarine, oil, sugars. Add egg and flavorings. Mix well. Mix in flour, soda, cream of tartar and salt. . .

 

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Coconut Ice Cream CakeRecipe for Coconut Ice Cream Cake. Boil 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cup milk, 1 tsp. salt and 1 Tbsp. flour. Beat slightly 3 egg yolks. Add to above slowly. . .

 

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Mental Fitness TestMental Fitness Test. During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized. . .

 

Back to School Clothes on a Budget

Back to School Clothes on a BudgetTips as suggested by our ThriftyFun community: My daughter has three children in school. She visited our local Goodwill Store, got 6 pair of boys jeans, 2 skirts, and 12 blouses for $100.

 

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Overspending in September - Supplies for the Secondary SchoolsAs a middle and high school teacher I see gross overspending in September. Yes, the students cause most of it with desires for new wardrobes and expensive backpacks; however, most of it comes from well-intentioned parents who go overboard with supplies.

 

My Frugal Life - The Kids Think We're RichI, too, have been living very frugally. My husband and I have been married 15 years. We have 4 kids. Needless to say, some times have been rougher than others financially. I have done just about everything to make sure that my family's needs have been met.

 

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Substitute for Biscuit CutterIf you don't have a biscuit cutter, a ring from a canning jar will work just as well.

 

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Cook Two CasserolesWhen making a casserole, double the ingredients and make two. Cook one and store the other in the freezer.

 

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Give Store Brands a TryIn most cases, store brand kitchen staples such as pancake mix, canned vegetables and pastas are exactly the same as the more expensive "brand name" items.

 

Boys and Eggs

Caution: 4 Year Old Boys and EggsCaution: 4 Year Old Boys and Eggs Photo. My daughter has two four years old boys. One was born in January and the other in April. These two can find more stuff to get into. . .

 

Alvie 'All Grown Up' (Labrador Retriever)Alvie 'All Grown Up' (Labrador Retriever) Photo. This is another picture of Alvie with the 'Puppy Mumps'. For everyone that wrote to me, thank you. . .

 

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Barbecuing Walla Walla OnionsWalla Walla sweet onions are a delicious seasonal treat. We like to add them to our BBQ's. These go great with steak, chicken, salad or on its own. Vidalia onions are also good prepared this way, but nothing beats Walla Walla.

 

Odie (Yorkshire Terrier)

Odie (Yorkshire Terrier)Odie (Yorkshire Terrier) Photo. Odie is our 2 year, 10 month old Yorkshire Terrier. Our 12 yr old yorkie died in my arms so we had to get another pet.

 

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Repairing Water Damage From an Overflowing Toilet Upstairs?We live in a basement apartment. Two weeks ago, the person above us had a toilet overflow, which leaked into our entryway through a light fixture in the ceiling. We cleaned out the light fixture and the stone floor under the leak, but since then there has been a damp, musty smell in the room.

 

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Leashes for Cats?What do you use to tether you cats outside? I tried using a cat collar and leash and Grayce won't move. She just stares at the leash. She loves to go outside.

 

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Acrylic Paint Stains on a Polyester Ball Gown?My painters had to come and redo all my trim after we moved in. The trim is white high gloss acrylic. I just got out my new red ballroom gown for a big event and found it has paint dots right on the front! It's 100% Polyester that is iridescent red with bead and sequin work.

 

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ThriftyFun Polls Not Working?Has anyone else noticed or mentioned a problem with the Poll page on ThriftyFun? When I go to that page, select my answer, and then click on the "Submit" button, nothing happens. The "View Results" button is not working either.

 

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Refilling a Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner?It is called scrubbing bubbles automatic shower cleaner. What I want to know if someone might have a great recipe for making the cleaning solution to put back in the bottle once it is all gone.

 

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Recipes You Can Freeze?Does anyone know any quick recipes that you can freeze? That would be a great help!

 

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Outdoor Games for Toddlers?What are some fun games for 2-5 year olds can play outside at a birthday party?

 

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Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Dip Mix Recipe?Can someone send in the ingredients listed on the package for Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch Dip mix, please?

 

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Tying a Scarf Into a Purse?I am looking for the directions to tying a scarf into a purse. I saw this on Martha Stewart's show, but cannot find them on her website. If anyone can tell me where to find them please let me know.

 

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Other Uses for a Spice Rack?I have a spice rack that I don't use. Can someone please give me an idea as to what i can use the wooden cabinet for? I also still have all the spice bottles. any ideas on what I could use the cabinet for? It has 2 drawers on the bottom and three tiers of shelves.

 

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Starching a Tablecloth?What do I use to starch a tablecoth?

 

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I Stopped Receiving Some Newsletters?For some unknown reason, two of my favorite newsletters haven't come in for at least a week. No idea what happened to them. I deleted the last ones, so I don't have an email to check and see.

 

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How do you know when you are low on potassium?How do you know when you are low on potassium?

 

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Homemade Pimple Treatment?How do I make a homemade pimple remover? My mom says that I'm too young to buy proactiv and other products that I think are great, but I need help! I need a fast, simple, easy way to get rid of my pimples before school starts.

 

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Making a Granite Counter Top Shine?I have a matte finish granite counter top. Is there a way to make them shine?

 

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