August 21, 2006

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Recipes

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Frozen Tropical Yogurt PopsHere is an easy and inexpensive cold treat to make for your kids. Even the big kids, namely me, like them on hot summer days.

 

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Our Favorite Grape PunchMix first 3 ingredients well. Add Sprite and ice.

 

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Cuban EmpanadasRecipe for Cuban Empanadas. Flatten each biscuit. Mix together beef, tomato sauce, corn, cheese and sugar. Put egg around edge of biscuits. . .

 

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Pizza BitesRecipe for Pizza Bites. Cut each cheese slice into 4 pieces. Spray a large cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place crackers on cookie sheet, top with cheese and a slice of pepperoni. . .

 

Articles

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Using the End of the Deodorant StickWhen I've used up a solid deodorant stick as much as possible, I save the leftover stub (in the container).

 

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Making Powdered Milk Taste BetterI am using powdered milk to save money (I get the powdered milk for free). Is there anything I can do to the reconstituted milk to make it taste better? I added a tablespoon of sugar and some vanilla today, nothing changed. It still tastes like powder.

 

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Thank You British Intelligence!THANK YOU! Since there are some UK subscribers to this newsletter, I thought I'd use this space to send kudos, praise, and a big thank you to the British intelligence workers and police who caught and stopped the terrorists who were planning the airline attacks. . .

 

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Poll: Do you have a cat?Today's poll asks: Do you have a cat?

 

Pockets (Yorkshire Terrier)

More Pictures of Pockets (Yorkshire Terrier)Photo of Pockets (Yorkshire Terrier). Pockets is my 3 year old Yorkshire Terrer.

 

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A Nice Card Instead of a GiftCards Instead of Giveaways. If it's Halloween, Christmas or Easter and you don't have anything to give out. . .

 

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Best Buy Magazine ScamBest Buy Magazine Scam. After reading a tip yesterday (8/16/06) regarding BEST BUY's false advertising practices, I thought I'd share what recently happened to us with their deceptive business practices...

 

Garden Insects: GrasshoppersThere are several hundred species of grasshoppers, but only a handful that cause damage to crops and ornamental plants. Many common garden species are 1-2 inches in length and gray, green or brown in color.

 

Solar Panels

Getting Started in Solar Electric PowerWhen it comes to solar power, most people are interested in it, but they have no idea how to get started. For those that decide to forge ahead and explore their options, many become intimidated by the all of the confusing terminology or abandon their solar aspirations early fearing a hefty price tag.

 

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An FSA the Easy WayInvestment strategies and mutual funds are often over my head, but managing my flexible spending account (FSA) is easier than I planned and worth every minute of the effort.

 

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Frugal Ethics - When Frugal Becomes Just Plain CheapThere are times when it's tempting to lie, steal or break one of the other 10 Commandments to get a good deal but, in living frugally, we all need to stick to being honest. This is not always easy to do, but I want to give some examples that may help you stay honest. Here are some common tactics that some people use that are unethical and sometimes illegal:

 

Question Mark Butterfly

A Question Mark ButterflyPlant one or more butterfly bushes in your backyard to attract butterflies. Once the blossoms start blooming, you will find yourself being entertained by butterfles. . .

 

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Keeping Recipes OrganizedIf you are like me and have literally hundreds of recipes, I would suggest that you purchase several photo albums and place your loose recipes in there. That way they are organized and easy to find.

 

Questions

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Freezing Imitation CrabmeatCan imitation crabmeat be refrozen safely? Local grocery stores tend to sell previously frozen crabmeat. I may not always want to use it immediately.

 

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Dull Instrument Panels In My VehicleI was wondering if anyone knew how to remove the dull effect that is on my instrument panels in my vehicle? I think that Armour All had gotten on it and made it look dull. This is some type of plastic.

 

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Dressing Up a Chain Link Dog PenI have a 6x6 chain link dog pen. Any ideas on a way to dress it up so it looks nicer. I don't want to screen it entirely, I want the pup to see out when she's in it.

 

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Perspiration ProblemsMy niece has a problem with perspiration under her arms. She is only 16 years old. She has used every kind of antiperspirant imaginable but she still sweats badly and hates this problem.

 

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Cleaning Cat Urine off a Cement FloorHow do I clean cat urine off of a cement floor that won't hurt the cats if they lick it?

 

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Changing the Color of a Leather PurseI would like to change the color of a leather purse. What should I use, would shoe polish work? I would hate to ruin the purse.

 

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Contacting FiskarsHow can I contact the manufacturer of Fiskars border punches? I have a broken one.

 

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What is a Blog?What is a blog and why/how do I use it?

 

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Crystal Light Stain on Wool CarpetHow do I get Crystal Light Red Raspberry stain out of wool carpet?

 

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Grass Stains on Leather SeatsI have grass stains on car leather seats.

 

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Softening Hard BreadHow do I soften hard bread?

 

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