November 30, 2006

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Soda Cracker PuddingRecipe for Soda Cracker Pudding. Mix crackers and brown sugar. Add peanut butter to the melted butter while still hot. When peanut butter is melted, add mixture to crackers. Place in pan, pressing crumbs to sides and bottom. Reserve 1/4 cup crumbs for topping.

 

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CheesecakeRecipe for Cheesecake. Dissolve Jello in very hot water. Set aside to cool. Crush graham crackers. Add melted butter and powdered sugar. Pat all but 1/4 cup crumbs in cake pan. Cream together cream cheese and white sugar.

 

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Kentucky Peach CobblerArrange peaches in greased 9x13 inch baking pan. In mixing bowl combine batter and 1/3 cup sugar. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with the milk.

 

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Ranch Cheese BreadRecipe for Ranch Cheese Bread. Mix water and yeast. Add sugar, salt and oil. Knead in flour to make a soft dough. Place in a greased bowl. Cover; let rise 20 minutes in a warm place.

 

Articles

B.C. (Baby Cat) ThriftyFun's Office CatB.C. is a real lover. She likes to cuddle up with anyone around. She tends to put her claws out when she gets excited about being petted which has made us think about getting her some leather mittens.

 

Nativity in a shoe box.

Christmas Nativity Mini-TheaterLet your grade schooler recreate the first Christmas in a shoe box that makes you feel like you are right there. We used a dollar store Nativity set* and even recycled the lid from the box it came in!

 

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Auto Battery CareTo improve your automobile battery post and cable life, make a mixture of baking soda and water. Pour this mixture over your battery cables if they have a build up.

 

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Wrapping Your Trees For WinterWrapping Your Trees For Winter. A tree's bark acts as a protective barrier in the same way skin protects the human body. It protects the tree's underlying vascular system from insect and animal damage and acts as a buffer to external changes in environmental conditions.

 

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Information on HPVInformation on HPV. Hi all. I don't know if many women are aware of this so I thought I would put it on the site. I have found out that the HPV (human papilloma virus that all the commercials are talking about) is actually preventable.

 

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Giving Baskets with Handmade ItemsI save money on gifts by giving baskets with handmade items. Example: Cookie making basket, including, cookie mix, sprinkles, cutters, couple of hot pads, wooden spoon.

 

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Stretch Your Meals To Save Time And MoneyIf you're wondering what to fix for a meal, with or without meat, prepare the dish that will produce the most servings. Stretch your food dollars. You could fry up 4 hamburgers from a 1 pound package of ground meat such as beef, turkey or chicken, for exactly 1 meal.

 

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Grilling Food for the FreezerOutside Grilling for Cold Weather. I am grilling outside today! Yes, in 50 degree weather, Brrr! I'm grilling wings, burgers and hot dogs. Then I freeze in bags to be used later. I can pull out what I want, still frozen.

 

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Colorado Springs Balloon ClassicColorado Springs Balloon Classic. These photos are from the Colorado Springs Balloon Classic held in September.

 

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How Many Cantaloupes Grow from a Plant?How many cantaloupes grow from a plant? The number of melons produced by any one plant depends largely on the variety grown and the ability to grow it under optimum growing conditions.

 

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Cleaning a Nasty OvenHow do you get the nastiest of ovens clean? I would like to know what works best and is quickest.

 

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Daycare ActivitiesA friend works at a daycare center and has kids ages 10 to 13 for two hours after their regular school. This place offers only babysitting, not crafts.

 

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Lemon Juice StainI've a drop of lemon juice on my (fake) suede shoes and it has left a dark circle on my shoes. I've tried soap and water, talcum powder but hasn't helped.

 

When do you bring a Poinsettia inside for the winter?When do you bring a Poinsettia inside for the winter?. My Mom inherited a poinsettia when her Aunt passed away this summer. It's huge and in a big pot. Aunt Doris kept it on a screened porch year 'round.

 

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"Impossible" Chocolate Pudding PieWould anyone have the old Bisquick recipe for "Impossibe" chocolate pudding pie. This was from the late 70's early 80's. It made a chocolate sauce on top, and was mixed all at once and put in a regular pie pan.

 

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Willow Trees Growing Near Sewer DrainsI have a neighbor that lives directly behind me who planted three weeping willow trees at the bottom of his yard. The trees are about 20 feet apart from each other. One in each corner and one in the middle forming a row. There is sewer drain for the septic tanks and drainage from rain within 10 feet of the trees that runs in between the yards.

 

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Cat Poops Under The BedMy cat poops under the bed no matter how clean litter box is. Any ideas?

 

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Pecan Honey Butter RecipeI am looking fot a recipe for pecan honey butter.

 

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Sticky Substance on LeavesI brought my bay plants in for the winter. They have developed a sticky, shiny substance all over the leaves. I don't see any insects but did spray them when I noticed this substance.

 

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Adding a Zipper to a Juice Pouch PurseI would like to sew a zipper on a koolaid purse. Please tell me anything I should know.

 

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What is the value of a 1928 $5 bill?What is the value of a 1928 $5 bill?

 

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Duct Tape Purse With a FlapHow do you make a duct tape purse with a flap?

 

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Locating an Electric Sweeper CommercialCould you help me find the TV commercial that sells electric sweepers and uses m&m candy in the ad?

 

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Cleaning a Down JacketCleaning a Down Jacket. I have a white down jacket that I only wore once and left in the closet. This year it has become yellowish, it is no longer white. Does anyone have any suggestion as to how to get it white again.

 

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What is a good example of a detrivore?What is a good example of a detrivore?

 

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Hannah Montana Themed PartyDoes anybody have ideas for a Hannah Montana themed party? The party is Dec. 1st!

 

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Tissue Paper Stains on a Vintage DollTissue Paper Stains on a Doll. I have just purchased a vintage Shirley Temple doll. I understand she may have been wrapped in red tissue paper and over the years, it has stained her thumb which is made of rubber, and has spots of red on her nylon dress. Any ideas?

 

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Winter Window CleanerMy question is about using rubbing alcohol and class cleaner combo for cleaning windows in winter. What is the concentration that keeps it from freezing on windows?

 

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Church Fundraiser IdeasOur church is wanting to build but we are short on money. Does anyone have fundraiser ideas?

 

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When do I prune rose bushes?When do I prune rose bushes?

 

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Stroganoff from Leftover Pork RoastCan I use leftover pork roast to make stroganoff?

 

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