October 11, 2006

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Killer Fudgy BrowniesI made some slight modifications on a recipe I found on the internet (mostly to make it easier) but when I first read it, I fell in love!

 

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Hobo's DelightAfter ground beef is cooled and drained, add all other ingredients except corn chips. Simmer until rice is tender (about 20 minutes).

 

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Paradise Spanish RiceRecipe for Paradise Spanish Rice. In large frying pan cook rice and vermicelli in oil till golden. Add all except broth and salsa.

 

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PB and J CupcakesRecipe for PB and J Cupcakes. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl. Beat cupcake ingredients with mixer on low speed until well mixed. Pour batter into greased muffin pan or paper baking cups, filling 2/3 way full.

 

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Sunshine CakeBeat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar, salt and mix well. Add sugar gradually, continuing to beat until stiff peaks are formed.

 

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Sausage SupremeMelt cheese and soup in milk. Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours.

 

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White LasagnaThis is a great way to use up left over turkey or chicken. Precook noodles in salted water until almost soft. In bowl, mix cottage cheese, Mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese with eggs and spinach.

 

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Grilled Pork SteaksLay pork steaks on cookie sheets, the amount you need for your family. Sprinkle soy sauce on top. Then sprinkle garlic salt on top.

 

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Ozark HoecakeRecipe for Ozark Hoecake. Combine 2 cups cornmeal and 1/2 tsp. each of salt and baking powder. Add 1 Tbsp. melted lard and stir in water to make a soft dough.

 

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Using Butcher Paper for Cards and Gift WrapI use butcher paper for the kids to draw on, and it also doubles for wrapping presents. The kids love to decorate the paper and make their own cards out of it, too.

 

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Refurbishing PotteryRefurbishing Pottery Pieces. Just got a "majolica" Italian plate from a thrift shop for 60 cents. It is lovely, but it had chips on the edges. Being white, I covered the chips with old thickened white-out and then when dry, covered it with a layer of clear nail polish.

 

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Washing Plastic Containers in the DishwasherWashing Plastic Containers in the Dishwasher. If you have many plastic containers you want to clean in the dishwasher, put them on the top rack, then place a baking cooling rack over them.

 

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How to Live a Long LifeHow to Live a Long Life. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

 

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Halloween Rice Krispie TreatsRice krispie treats can be made in holiday colors - add a bit of orange food coloring to the marshmallow mixture for Halloween.

 

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Photo Ball Christmas CardOne year I cut out four Christmas balls (circles) in bright colors. I then cut out picture circles a little bit smaller than each family member. Mounted each picture on a ball then mounted the ball to card stock.

 

Brown dog with pointy ears.

Suzie Q (Terrier Mix)Suzie Q (Terrier Mix) Photo. Suzie Q is a 1 year old Terrier mix. I rescued Suzie from the Illinois Doberman Rescue Group, Plus.

 

cute frog band hat

Frog HatThis band hat project will delight your child. It's simple to make, fun to wear, and you probably have everything you need to make it right at home.

 

My Frugal Life - Frugal Living on Five AcresDuring a stressful time in our lives, my DH and I did not have the money to pay our rent, so we had to search for a more frugal life for the two of us, our daughter and three children who were at the time living with us, plus our son and his two children who also stayed part-time with us.

 

Two clay pots decorated to make a smiling Frankenstein monster candy dish.

Frankenstein Candy DishHere's a cute Frankenstein candy dish that takes about an hour to make with clay pots, paint, wiggly eyes, ice cream sticks, and hot glue.

 

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Poll: What new feature would you most like to see on ThriftyFun? Today's poll asks: What new feature would you most like to see on ThriftyFun?

 

Questions

A tree with vivid red leaves in fall.

Beautiful Fall Foliage?I ran across this beautiful fall foliage in Minnesota the other day. These trees are normally a burgandy to green color, but have turned red in the fall.

 

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Acceptable Gifts for Soldiers in Iraq?Does anyone know of a website or list of items that soldiers stationed in Iraq are allowed to have? My son-in-law is being deployed to Iraq and we are going to have Christmas early so we can celebrate with him.

 

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Recipes Using Sago?Does anyone have any easy recipes for using sago? My boyfriend bought some he made it with milk on the stove and it turned out hard after 30 minutes. It turned us off for a bit but I would like to try it if I had a recipe to go by.

 

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Safe Cleaners for Hardwood Floors?Are cleaners such as Fabuloso and Brillo safe to use on hardwood floors?

 

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Cleaning Mold Off Hemp?How do you clean mold off a hemp rope chair?

 

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Wildcats Vs. The Tigers Ideas?I'm freshman class president for my school, and we are playing the Wildcats for homecoming next week. We are the tigers and I can't think of ANYTHING. I wanted to use "it's gonna be a cat fight", but the sophomores are using that.

 

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Removing Color From Kerosene?How do you remove added colour from Kerosene and make it pure? Not for drinking but to mix with enamel when painting.

 

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Keeping My Rolling Backpack Dry?I take a rolling backpack when I go to school (it's a backpack on wheels that looks like the rolling luggage you see in airports). It's raining cats and dogs out there and I am wondering what I can rig up to keep the backpack dry. The heavy text was over $100, the calculator ditto and I want neither to even become damp.

 

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Brown Scale on Crape Myrtle Leaves?I have several Crape Myrtles in which the under side of the leaves have a light to medium brown suede type scale on them. Almost the entire underside of the leaf is affected.

 

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Cleaning a Marble Table Top?How do you clean a marble table top?

 

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What are the ingredients in lip gloss?What are the ingredients in lip gloss?

 

Akita mix

What breed is my dog? (Akita mix?)Please help me to identify what breeds my dog might be mixed of. She is now 2 years old, weighs 39 lb., looks like a Greenland dog but too small in size! Her hair is smooth, thick, and silky. Her legs and jaw are strong.

 

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Couch Color Bleeds Onto Clothing?I just bought a scarlet red microfiber coach and the material bleeds onto clothes. How do I prevent this from happening?

 

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How do I stop a pine tree from dripping sap?How do I stop a pine tree from dripping sap?

 

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Coins Left a Stain on My Counter?I have a stain on a white counter from change kids threw on it. We were gone for couple days and when I picked up change it left a greenish stain. It's like you pushed the change in silly putty, the imprint is perfect but its on my counter (real nice).

 

Crafting for Fun and Money FAQ?There have been some questions about the new Crafting for Fun and Money program we started last month. In this FAQ we answer them.

 

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Oriental Trading Post?I am looking for the oriental trading post website. Could someone post the link?

 

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How do you know when to breed your dog?How do you know when to breed your dog at the right time?

 

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Bank of America: Keep the Change Reviews?Bank of America's Keep the Change program is now available in my state. Has anyone used this? What do you think?

 

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How do you get dried blood stains off clothes?How do you get dried blood stains off clothes?

 

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Donating a Player Piano?Any suggestions for where to donate or dispose of a player piano? A piano in general is hard to get rid of. It needs work. I've tried Salvation Army. I was thinking of churches or some other non-profit organization.

 

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Orange Chiffon Cake?I am hoping to find the orange chiffon cake I used to make for my father years ago. Does anyone have this light recipe? It's just delightful and I'd like to find it again.

 

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