October 10, 2006

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Pork and Beans (For Canning)Soak beans overnight. Boil until soft with pork and salt, adding as little water as possible.

 

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Blueberry-Banana BreadHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom of 9x5x3 inch pan. Mix bisquick, oats, sugar, bananas, milk and eggs in large bowl just until moistened. Gently stir in blueberries. Pour into pan.

 

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Chewy Banana PieMelt 1/2 cup butter; toss with wafer crumbs. Press into a 9 inch pie plate. In small bowl cream remaining butter, beat in powdered sugar until mixed and spread over crust.

 

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Idea for Hanukah CardIdea for Hanukah Card. I have used this idea for our Hanukah card a few times through the years. I draw or paint a menorah with a flame over each candle. . .

 

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Repairing Clothing from Thrift ShopsRepairing Clothing from Thrift Shops. Often clothes at thrift shops end up there just because they need some tweaking. Got a lovely pair of GAP capris - but there as a knot of sorts where the stretchy material of the waistband met the front seam.

 

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Modern Wall Decorations - Contact Paper ShapesModern Wall Decorations. I saw a great idea for a modern wall decoration. Use shapes cut out of black contact paper for the graphics effect.

 

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Jack-Orange-LanternThis is a cute and easy way to display your oranges for Halloween. Plus it makes the orange easy to peel.

 

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Poll: Have you used ThriftyFun's coupon site?Today's poll asks: Have you used ThriftyFun's coupon site?

 

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Odd Photos for ScrapbookingHave photos of odd items or backgrounds? They don't have to sit in your photo storage any longer! They make great backdrops for pictures or items in scrapbooking.

 

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Wildcats Vs. Saints Door Sign IdeasI need a door sign ideas! We are the Wildcats and we need ideas for a slogan against the Saints!

 

Butters the Sleeping CatButters the Cat Photo. Butters is about 5 months old and is a domestic short hair cat. My daughter's friend found three abandoned kittens that barely had their eyes open.

 

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Dishwasher Knife Safety TipWhen loading knives in to your dishwasher silverware tray, please put your knives point side down. This will prevent any accidents from happening.

 

My Frugal Life - My Frugal GardenThrifty is my middle name, just ask my kids. I blame it on the fact that my parents were raised during the depression, though there's really no cause for blame. Thrift has served me well over the years.

 

Welcome to the World JacobWelcome to the World, Jacob. This is my grandson Jacob born 9/15/2006. He can already roll from his tummy to his back and smile at you when you talk to him.

 

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Serving Dishes on a BudgetWould you love to throw a party, but you don't have enough nice serving dishes? Well here are a couple of low cost ideas.

 

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Natural Disasters and Your PetWhen natural disasters happen we naturally try to think of how we as a family are going to survive. We prepare and get ready but what will happen to our pets is another question.

 

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Canadian Grass That Discourages Crabgrass?I have heard that there is a type of Canadian grass that produces a thick, lush, and hardy lawn. It is supposed to crowd out crabgrass. What is the name of it and where is the best place or website to purchase it at?

 

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Aluminum Ring on My Smooth Range?I burned an aluminum pot on my smooth cooktop and cannot get aluminum ring off burner. What do I do?

 

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Getting Grease Out of Clothing?I have just plain cotton t-shirts that have splattered grease spots on them for cooking and they have been washed several times and dried. Now I have a big pile of fairly new t-shirts that all look like they have wet spots on them. Any suggestions on how to get those out?

 

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Homemade Wall Art?What are some inexpensive do-it-yourself ideas for one-of-a-kind wall art? I'd like to make my own unique art for my home, but I get intimidated by those big blank canvasses at the store.

 

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Repairing Chips on a Linoleum Floor?I have several nicks and chips in my linoleum floor. Is there a way to repair or cover them and make them less noticeable?

 

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Cleaning Out a Piano That Was a Home To Mice?My husband recently bought a beautiful !9th Century Piano that was stored in a barn for some time and it was full of mice. He was able to get rid of the mouse nests after carefully taking out the keys and many of the panels but it still reeks of a very foul and musty mouse odor.

 

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Remedy for the Itch from Ant Bites?How do you take the itch out of ant bites?

 

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Sticky Residue on CD Cases?When moving, I secured my CD's into their wooden holder using packing tape. I have now taken off the tape and it has left a sticky residue on both the CD cases and the wooden holder. How do I remove it?

 

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Dog Throwing Up?My dog was throwing up and now he does not want to eat. What can I do?

 

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Deer Repellent Scents in a Car Vent?My sons friends put those urine deer repellent scents in his car vent, every time he turns on the heater the car smells so bad. He cannot get the thing out of the vent.

 

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Black Hairy Spiders?What are the big black hairy spiders named that live in garden walls?

 

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Rebels Vs. Wildcats Float Ideas?We are the Rebels playing the Wildcats and we need some float ideas.

 

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Clothes Patterns for a Barbie & Me Doll?Does anyone have a pattern, or know where I can buy a pattern, for making clothes for the soft Barbie and Me doll?

 

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