March 1, 2007

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Recipes

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Chocolate Mayonnaise CakePut dry ingredients in bowl together. Blend and add remaining ones. Beat 2 minutes or until smooth. Bake at 350 degrees F about 35 minutes.

 

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Broccoli Noodle Salad with Asian Peanut Citrus SauceCombine the JIF peanut butter, orange juice, lemon juice, soy sauce and sugar in a medium size bowl. Whisk until very well blended.

 

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Twix BarsPlace 1 layer of Club crackers on the bottom of a buttered 9x13 inch pan. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine graham cracker crumbs, brown and white sugar, milk and margarine.

 

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Welsh RarebitIn a mixing bowl, beat together milk and egg. Pour into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the rest of the ingredients and stir until thick.

 

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Tuna SupperCombine tuna and soup and heat. Mix with noodles and top the potatoes with the mixture. Yum!

 

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Chicken Taco SoupPour all of the cans into the crockpot, don't drain anything! Add in the seasoning, water and onion; stir. Submerge the chicken breast into the mix and cook on low for 8 hours/high for 4 hours.

 

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Garlic Bagel ChipsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place bagel slices on baking sheet. In small bowl, combine oil and garlic; brush onto slices. Sprinkle with cheese.

 

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Recipes for 10 Pounds Of ChickenWe have found it economical to buy 10 pounds of chicken leg quarters at a time. They come in a bag at Walmart for $4.70. Since there are only two of us, we get a lot of use out of one bag.

 

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For A Thrifty Cinderella PartyPrint coloring pages from the web and color some and glue to posterboard. Cut them out and hang from the ceiling for decorations. You can also have a coloring contest with some.

 

Container Garden on Stairs

An Introduction to Container GardeningIf your ability to garden is limited by a lack of space, a lack of accessibility or poor quality soil, then consider container gardening. All you need is a selection of plants, a few containers, the proper growing medium, and a sunny place.

 

Pumpkin seedlings.

Gardening With Your KidsI have two little boys and they are growing pumpkins this year in our garden. We bought these little kits for a dollar each but you could use a recycled container and a package of pumpkin seeds just as easily (maybe a yogurt container).

 

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Disposable To Go Coffee CupsWhen my son visits, he always leaves with coffee. After losing mugs, I purchased plastic refill cups at service stations for him to use and he can refill at lower cost too.

 

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Fold Kids Clothes Into BundlesI have always folded clothing according to type, pants in a pants drawer, shirts with shirts, etc. Just recently I have begun to fold the kids clothing into "bundles" with shirts, pants, undies and socks, all rolled up into the longest article of clothing.

 

Cream colored puppy and tabby cat lying together.

Kiana (Golden Retriever/Malamute) and...Kia and Alex are both 5 months old. Kia is half Golden Retriever and Half Alaskan Malmute. Alex is a Domestic Short hair cat. Both pets are rescue pets.

 

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Garden Color Before SpringAfter a long drab winter, are you longing for color in your garden? No need to wait for the blooms of spring and summer to liven the scene. Hang a few mylar holographic windsocks for an awesome visual show.

 

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Extra Shower Rod To Dry DelicatesI keep a spare expandable shower rod beside the tub that I can place in the center of the tub to hang hand-washed delicates that need to dry.

 

Victory Garden

What Would You Plant in Your Victory Garden?One of our members mentioned that she now considers her patio garden a Victory Garden. Victory gardens, also called war gardens or food gardens for defense, were vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens planted at private residences in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom during World War I and World War II.

 

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Being Neighborly Doesn't Mean Being CarelessWe had a neighbor who was always having pals over working on cars, go carts, motorcycles, anything automotive. When he'd leave the house, he'd leave his garage door part of the way open for his friend to use his tools.

 

An extra extension cord for the guest room.

Extension Cord for the GuestroomA really good thing to do these days is to run extension cords in your guests bedrooms/personal space in order for them to easily charge the vast array of electrical gadgets such as cell phones, digital cameras, laptops, etc.

 

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Looking for Inexpensive Prom Dresses?"I want to go to prom but I can't afford a dress!" Helpful hints from the ThriftyFun community. If you have advice on frugal ways to get a prom dress, please post them below.

 

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Almond Biscotti Recipe?I'm looking for a traditional almond biscotti recipe that is light and crunchy but not a "lite" recipe.

 

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Waterproofing a Gourd?I would like to know what kind of sealer to use to waterproof a gourd. I bought some and want to use them to put a potted plant in and then hang. Or is it OK to get them wet often?

 

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Vinegar In Soup?How does vinegar improve the flavor of soup? Any specific type of vinegar?

 

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Cleaning Carpet Without a Steam Cleaner?I'm looking for a thrifty way to clean wall to wall carpeting in our apartment without going through the expense of renting or buying a steam carpet cleaner.

 

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Decorating a Boy's Room?I would like suggestions on how to decorate a young boy's bedroom to last him for maybe 4 or 5 years.

 

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Food Lost During a Power Outage?If you have homeowners insurance, food that has to be thrown out during a power outage may be covered by your policy. Check with your insurance company to be sure.

 

Keep Cats Out Of Planters?To help keep cats out of flower boxes between blooms, save small rose branch cuttings and stick them in the box soil straight up.

 

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ADHD Worse on the Same Days Every Week?My 8-year old has ADHD. Wednesdays and Thursdays of EVERY week he is just impossible to deal with. However, he maintains the same schedule every single day and everything is always fine every other day. It's just those 2 days out of the week.

 

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Smocking Pattern for a Child's Two Piece Swimsuit?I am in need of an older smocking pattern for a child's two piece swim suit. Does anyone have the instructions?

 

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Natural Cleaner For Tropical Plants?Natural Cleaner For Tropical Plants. I am looking for a natural cleaner for tropical plants.

 

Styling My Hair Like Tippi Hedren?I want to style my hair like Tippi Hedren in The Birds, any tips? The back looks like a french twist but I don't know what products to use or how to get the volume in the front and top.

 

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Crafts That Sell?I am looking for crafts that will sell well.

 

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Painting Cultured Marble?I would like to faux paint a granite-like top on my older cultured marble sink top, sink included. Can you tell me what materials that I can use so that the end result will be glassy smooth, like granite and yet waterproof.

 

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Saving Too Many School Papers?My 6 year old DD thinks she needs to keep every scrap of paper that the school sends home. How can I get her to realize that this is way too much to keep and help her minimize her paper stack?

 

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Calcium Deposits on Glass?How do you clean calcium deposits on glass shower doors?

 

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