August 23, 2006

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Recipes

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Cheddar PuffsCombine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Roll into 1 inch balls. . .

 

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake BarsTwo different recipes for Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars. In large bowl add butter to cookie mix. Stirring with a fork until mixture is crumbly (about 1 minute) spoon 3 cups mixture into pan and gently press into bottom.

 

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Homemade FrappuccinoMix first 4 ingredients. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add whipped cream last.

 

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Mexican Summer SquashWash squash and cut in small pieces. Cut corn from the cob. Skin tomato (the skin comes off easily if they are first dipped in boiling water for 1 minute), and cut into cubes.

 

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Graham GemsRecipe for Graham Gems. Mix flour, salt, brown sugar, and baking powder. Stir in whole wheat flour thoroughly. In a bowl beat egg well. Then mix in milk and melted shortening. . .

 

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Vegetable Dip RecipesMix all ingredients well. Can chill and serve at a later date or can serve immediately...

 

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Taco Roll-UpsRecipe for Taco Roll-Ups. Fry hamburger with onions, then add rest of ingredients in order given. Spread a thin layer of meat mixture on tortillas and roll up. . .

 

Articles

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Storing and Sorting Beads in Cupcake TinsWhen you are at your next garage sale or when you are planning your own, look and see what shape your cupcake tins are in. If you decide you want to get rid of them, think again, these make great storage for beads and a great place to sort those beads that come in an assorted package.

 

Kaya (Toy Manchester-Dachshund)

Kaya (Toy Manchester/Dachshund)Kaya is almost two years old. She is a Mixed Toy Manchester and Dachshund

 

Back To School Breakfast Schedule

Back To School Breakfast ScheduleWe use to struggle with what to have for breakfast. My children have come up with a breakfast schedule and they posted it on the fridge. They listed days of the week and the breakfast meal that will be served that morning.

 

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Knitting Needle OrganizerTake an empty Pringles can and cover it with pretty paper, fabric or paint. In the plastic lid cut small X's to insert your knitting needles. This will keep them all in one place and fits nicely on a table.

 

Stocking Up the Proper WayStocking up can be a great way to save money, but if it's not done properly it can do exactly the opposite. To succeed one must have a good grasp on the household's habits as well as a good sense of organization.

 

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Recycling Beaded Car SeatsWhen you are out and about going to garage sales and thrift stores keep your eyes open for those beaded car seats. They are a great resource for beads. Cut them apart and use the beads to make garlands for a country christmas tree.

 

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Poll: Do you have dental insurance? Today's poll asks: Do you have dental insurance?

 

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Is It OK To Use Moldy Cheese?If your block of cheese has gotten moldy, don't worry. Just slice the mold off and then you can use the rest of the cheese.

 

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Quote: "The greatest of all faults. . ."The greatest of all faults is to imagine that you have none. . .

 

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Frugal Canvases For PaintingOne option is to buy old paintings from the goodwill stores and repaint them with Gesso to get a white finish. Then you can paint anything you like on them.

 

My Frugal Life - "Time is Money"I was raised in a frugal household so I learned from the masters. I am a very organized person who believes "Time is Money" so I have learned to budget my time very wisely.

 

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Spray PotpourriSpray Potpourri. Buy a big bottle of liquid potpourri from the $1.00 store and buy a spray bottle. Use the spray top of the empty bottle. . .

 

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Using Email To Keep In Touch With TeachersUsing Email To Keep In Touch With Teachers. If you are a working out of the home parent, let a teacher know if you can be reached by email at work. . .

 

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Garbage Disposal OdorsTo clean and refresh the garbage grinder in your sink, take your lemon scrapes and used lemon wedges (the ones you use for iced tea) and flush them down the grinder.

 

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Adopting from the Humane SocietyWhen adopting a pet from the humane society, ask as many questions as possible, the animal's history, where it came from, etc.

 

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Reusing Ice Cream ContainersFor bag handles, I cut out handles out of ice cream lids, then I wind ribbon, fabric strip, or even string around handles for a individual look.

 

In Memory of Big Grunt (German Shepherd)In Memory of Big Grunt (German Shepherd) Photo. Big Grunt (Grosses Grunzen) was a 3 year old German Shepherd. We bought him from a friend when he was 10 months old. . .

 

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Watch Out For AspartameFor those who have aches and pains, check and read the labels of the products you're consuming. I have a couple of pals, that can't eat anything with aspartame. . .

 

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ThriftyFun Crafts - August 23, 2006.Online version of the ThriftyFun Crafts. Volume 1, Number 9, August 23, 2006.

 

Blue towel organizer.

Back to School Organizer Made from TowelsBack to school and lots to do! Keep your mornings more organized and less hectic by laying out clothing and accessories the night before. A handy wall organizer is ideal. . .

 

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Beautiful PVC Pipe Napkin RingsWith all of the beautiful colors they have now days you can make these for any holiday or occasion.

 

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Securing Patterns Without PinsForget the pins! Instead, secure the "dress" (sewing) pattern to the top of the fabric by weighing it down with butter knives (Mom's favorite) or paperback books (mine). It's faster, and easy to "smooth out".

 

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Flower Paper WeightsEasy plaster paper weights shaped like flowers.

 

Questions

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Getting Rid of Pop Ups?Could someone help me with pop ups on my PC? They are driving me crazy. It started about a week ago. Not one will pop up, but several. Almost seems like it starts with a Microsoft Ex pop up.

 

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Recipes Using Potato Flakes?How can potato flakes be made to taste like homemade mashed potatoes? They do not taste well to me when made up according to the directions. Are there other ways to use the potato flakes?

 

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My Cat Is Clumsy?I have a cat that knocks down everything... glasses, cups, candles, shampoo bottles. Nothing is safe! What is wrong with him? Here are a few other things I noticed.

 

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Too Many Birds In Maple Trees?Within the past month or so, a LOT of birds have come to live in the two maple trees in their backyard. There are other trees, but the birds seem to only congregate in the maples. There are so many birds in their backyard trees that they cannot enjoy their backyard.

 

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Making a Bassinet Cover?I am looking for directions on how to make bassinet cover.

 

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Drying Bread for Bread Crumbs?I have some bread in my freezer (heels that we don't eat) and would like to make bread crumbs with them. What is the quickest easiest way to dry these out (without making toast) to make the crumbs?

 

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Getting Gasoline Smell out of Van?How can you remove odor from gasoline spill on carpeting in van?

 

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Diagonal Holes in My Knifty Knitter Hat?I have a diagonal holes that go up my knifty knitter hat. what am I doing wrong? The rest is fine.

 

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Keeping Rotary Rules from Slipping?My rotary rulers slip when I am cutting a quilt patch. I cannot afford to buy the new non-slip rulers. A friend said to glue small squares of very fine sandpaper on the bottom of the rulers. Where do I glue the small squares of sandpaper and what glue do I use? Is there another method for making the rulers non-sliping?

 

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Panini Recipes?My panini's are singularly unimpressive. Any suggestions? I have a 1200 watt panini maker and have decided to use the bacon press in a frying pan as the former takes a long time to cook. No improvement in taste. Is the whole secret drenching the bread in butter?

 

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Removing Bleach Stain from a White Shirt?Any tips for removing a bleach stain from a white shirt?

 

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Cleaning Satin?My friend is having her vows renewed after 25 years. When she was engaged, she bought some yards of satin to make her gown. She and her husband eloped without having the gown made. She wants to have it made for the renewal.

 

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