December 29, 2006

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Lime PunchRecipe for Lime Punch. Stir together. The lime sherbet melts and makes a milky green punch with foam on top.

 

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Beef Bean BarbecuePut the ground beef, onion, salt and pepper in a skillet and brown. Drain off all fat. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

 

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Mexican Scrambled EggsRecipe for Mexican Scrambled Eggs. Brown the onion, green pepper and garlic in the butter or margarine until a golden brown. Add the tomatoes and pepper and cook for about 3 minutes to blend the flavors.

 

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Tomato SipRecipe for Tomato Sip. In large saucepan, combine bouillon, tomato juice, lemon, cloves, basil; simmer 5 minutes, strain. stir in salt and sugar. Serve hot in mugs or cups.

 

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Enchilada SauceRecipe for Enchilada Sauce. Mix all of these together and bring to a boil. Lower hear and simmer for about 2 minutes.

 

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Mixed Fruit SoupRecipe for Mixed Fruit Soup. Soak fruit in cold water 2-3 hours. Add sugar and cinnamon stick and cook slowly in the same water until tender. Add tapioca during the last half hour.

 

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Glorified RiceRecipe for Glorified Rice. Mix together the rice, sugar, salt, pineapple and marshmallows. Fold in the whipped cream and chill.

 

Articles

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Use Cereal Crumbs in BakingThere are always little crumbs left when the cereal is finished. I save these crumbs in a zip top bag, crush them fine, and use them in cookie recipes.

 

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Organize Your Sandwich Fixings and CondimentsTry keeping most of your sandwich making items in a plastic basket in your refrigerator. Not only does this save multiple trips to and from (opening the door each time) but your kids won't require much help at snack time!

 

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Small Cookies For DietersSmall Cookies For Dieters. Do you like the smell and taste of fresh baked cookies all the time but can't bake as often as you would like? Does your diet dictate to you that cookies shouldn't be the largest part of your daily food pyramid?

 

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Remedy for Dry CoughsDry, tight coughs are the worst and they can lead to further bronchial problems. Loosen up that dry phlegm - yes, uck, so you can get rid of it - by breathing in steam deep into your lungs by inhaling the steam of a large cup of hot tea.

 

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Recycle Milk Jugs As Garbage BinsRecycle Milk Jugs As Garbage Bins. I reuse milk containers as garbage bins all over the house. Carefully cut top of milk carton leaving handle intact.

 

Sunset at Camp Lejeune, NC

Sunset at Camp Lejeune, NCAt the bay in Camp Lejeune, NC. At 1600, usually, the fog covers the bay and the sun sets just at the right moment to create the beauty that you see here. One of my best pictures yet.

 

chandelier table lamp

Chandelier from a Table LampI wanted a chandelier over my dining room table, but couldn't find any I liked enough for the price so I decided to hang a table lamp upside down over the table. I found this one at the thrift store and bought it for five bucks.

 

yellow cat sleeping

PuggyPoos the CatPuggyPoos the Cat. PuggyPoos is a two and a half year old Heinz 57 variety. Her mom was a stray who adopted us when she was about five weeks old. PuggyPoos is a kitten from the litter she had (when the vet said she was too young to get pregnant!)

 

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Mulching Mower For An Organic LawnChemical Free Lawncare. We no longer buy chemicals for our lawn. We learned through our cooperative extension office that using a mulching mower makes natural fertilizer.

 

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Buy Stamps At Below Face ValueSave On Postage. If you do a lot of mailing, you can save on postage by purchasing stamps at below face value.

 

My Frugal Life - Getting ByMy frugal life began when I married young against my parent's wishes. I dropped out of high school and made my way in life without a lot of help from anyone so learning to do without or making it myself became a life-long thing.

 

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Uses for Date BooksNow in December, I put down the Christmas decorations that I need or wish for, after I have seen exactly what I need. It makes it super easy to pick up just what I need.

 

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Honey For BoilsA Honey Of A Cure. If you know someone who is constantly plagued with boils, use this to cure and continue to take it for prevention.

 

Snow on garden sculpture.

"Snow Angel" PhotographHere's a photo of the angel statue in our front yard after a recent snow. I was so pleased with the photo I added the perfect title of "Snow Angel".

 

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Add a Drain in Your Basement FloorWhen building your home, if you're having a basement, you might want to consider having a drain in the floor. In case of a water leak while you're gone, your basement won't fill up, so no water damage.

 

Jacob with SantaJacob with Santa. This is my Grandson Jacob visiting Santa Claus.He is almost 3 months old.

 

Questions

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Blackberry Stains on Clothing?Is it possible to get a blackberry stain out of my pink shirt?

 

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Acrylic Overlay and Natural Nails?Acrylic Overlay and Natural Nails. Will getting an acrylic overlay mess up my beautiful natural nails?

 

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My Dad Won't Let Me Shave?My dad won't let me shave, how can I ask him?

 

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Bubble Bath Stain on a Sofa?Bubble Bath Stain on a Sofa. My daughter spilled an entire bottle of bubble bath on an upholstered sofa (a polyester blend fabric).

 

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Cooking Tender Rib Eye?Cooking Tender Rib Eye. My son had an unbelievably tender rib eye at a nice restaurant. Any idea how the restaurant insured the flavor and tenderness?

 

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Cleaning Vomit Stain from Suede?Cleaning Vomit Stain from Suede. I need help cleaning vomit on suede boots.

 

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Buying Plastic TV Dinner Dishes?Buying Plastic TV Dinner Dishes. A couple years ago I purchased some hard plastic divider dishes with lids (from K-Mart) that I used for storing prepared meal (TV Dinners).

 

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Caring for Formica Countertops?Caring for Formica Countertops. How do I care for painted Formica countertops? It has three coats of oil-based polyurethane.

 

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Trail Mix Granola Bars?Trail Mix Granola Bars. Does anyone know how to make a homemade granola bar? The bar I buy at the store has almonds, sunflower seeds, cranberries and whatever.

 

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Recipes Using Cilantro?Recipes Using Cilantro. I just recently found my love for cilantro. I put it in almost everything. What are some of your easy recipes with cilantro?

 

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Home Improvement Price Comparisons?Home Improvement Price Comparisons. I want to put up a new fence around my yard this year, either a privacy or chain-link. I also plan to repaint the exterior of my home and replace the front porch and back porch.

 

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Storing Cologne?Storing Cologne. I received several bottles of cologne for Christmas and was wondering the best way to store it to keep the fragrance from losing strength.

 

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