March 6, 2007

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Stuffed ShellsThis is just about our very favorite low calorie dish. I have modified it a bit from one I got from Healthy Choice cookbook. Mix low fat cottage cheese, no fat mozzarella, basil, garlic and optional beef.

 

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Southwest Salsa PizzaPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unroll crescent dough; separate into triangles. Arrange triangles in a circle on greased 14 inch pizza pan, with points toward the center and wide ends toward the outside.

 

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Zesty Party MeatballsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. For meatballs, combine all ingredients in large bowl, shape into 1 inch balls. Place in single layer in two 9x13 inch baking dishes.

 

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Instant Cappuccino MixCombine all ingredients. Store in airtight container. To serve: Place 1 heaping Tbsp. mix in a cup or mug. Add 1 cup boiling water and stir.

 

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Ranch Potato CrispsPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut potatoes, in crinkle cut fashion, if desired, into 1/4 inch thick pieces. Place in large bowl. Add oil; mix lightly. Add dressing mix; toss to coat evenly.

 

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Olive Garden Style Pasta with BroccoliMelt butter in a 2-qt saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Add milk and bouillon and stir vigorously with a wire whip until mixture barely comes to a boil.

 

Articles

Pouring ground beef into a taco.

Browning Ground BeefTips from our readers for browning ground meat for a variety of uses.

 

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"Burnish" Metallic Finish With MarkersGot a good deal on extra reading glasses at the 99 Cent Store (the label read $9.95!!). But they are metallic, and even though they are sturdier than my normal plastic glasses, they just look cheesier.

 

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Make a Mobile Out Of Kids Meal ToysDo you end up with several of those cute little stuffed toys from the fast food restaurants? Take a plastic hanger, have your child wrap it in pretty ribbon or whatever pleases them and then take the little stuffed toys, hang and make a mobile with them.

 

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Scented MoisturizerGood scented moisturizers can be a tad expensive. Here is a simple way to make your own using inexpensive ingredients. Measure the water and glycerin into the bottle. Add 5 - 7 drops of essential oil.

 

Purple calla lilies growing in a garden.

Purple Calla LiliesThese are Purple Calla Lillies (I think). Until the blooms opened up I thought they were just weeds. Good thing I waited to pull them up!

 

Large pendant.

Sharkskin PendantI was looking for large pendants, but never found anything I liked that was not way out of the price line I wanted to spend.

 

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Cure Kennel Cough in 5 daysGive your dog 1 vitamin C (500 mg), 1 garlic capsule (500 mg), 1 echinacea capsule (125 mg), once a day after food. I hide each pill in a small ball of liverwurst, dogs love it. This is the mildest dosage, for dogs under 10 lbs and puppies.

 

Crockpot Pinto Beans

Crockpot Pinto Beans RecipesIdeas and resources for cooking pinto beans in the crockpot submitted by ThriftyFun members.

 

Bubba (Bull Dog)Bubba is 1.5 years and is a Bull Dog. We got him when he was 2 1/2 months old.

 

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Restuffing PillowsI have a "body pillow" that has seen better days. I put it at the head of my bed and then place my pillows on top of it. It has been washed several times over the years.

 

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Crockpot Chicken Taco MeatIn crock pot, put 1-2 boneless skinless chicken breast. Add 1 cup of your favorite salsa. Let cook on high for 4-5 hours. Before using, shred chicken in crock pot. You now have the meat for your chicken tacos.

 

Questions

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Buying Chenille Bumps?Where can you buy chenille bumps?

 

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Moldy Fudge?Why is my fudge moldy after one month?

 

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Cats Knocking Down Knick Knacks?I have recently gotten 2 kittens - both are about 7 months old. We have a ledge with knickknacks on it they can jump up to and they keep knocking things off. We have tried putting tacky stuff on the bottom of the items to keep them secure, also have tried green apple spray.

 

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Holloway House Quick Shine Products Reviews?I am looking for opinions on Holloway House Quick Shine Products?

 

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Keeping Dogs Out of Garbage Cans?How do you keep dogs out of outside garbage cans without spending a lot of money? And without harming the dog.

 

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Gluten Free Soy Amish Friendship Bread?Does anyone know the recipes for soy milk vs dairy milk in Amish Friendship bread? And gluten free flour?

 

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Spot-X Glass Restorer Reviews?Has anyone out there tried the spot-x glass restorer for removing very stubborn calcium build up on shower doors?

 

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