March 7, 2007

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Meals For One Or TwoTips and recipes for cooking for one or two people from our ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here.

 

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Butterscotch PinwheelsCombine flour, baking powder, and salt; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 4 or 5 times.

 

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Marinade for ChickenPour into a gallon zip lock bag, add skinned chicken (pieces or whole), seal bag and marinate for 30-45 minutes, turning bag a couple of times.

 

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

 

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Orange Turkey SlicesCombine cheese, salt, and pepper; dredge turkey slices in mixture. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add turkey, and cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Place turkey in a lightly grease 9x13 pan; set aside.

 

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Creamy Vegetable MedleyPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook vegetables according to package directions. In large bowl, combine vegetables, soup, 1/2 cup cheese, sour cream, 1/2 can French fried onions, and pepper.

 

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One Dish - Hamburger BakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brown onion and hamburger. Grease bottom of 2-quart casserole dish lightly. Spread sliced potatoes on bottom of dish.

 

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Homemade Beef Gravy MixCombine milk powder, instant flour, bouillon granules, thyme, onion powder and sage. Stir with a wire whisk to blend. Cut in butter or margarine until evenly distributed.

 

Articles

Uses for Levi Pockets

Uses for Levi PocketsYou can sew them together and add a cord to make a tiny shoulder bag. Needless to add, you can embroider or otherwise decorate it.

 

Bearded Collie/Terrier Mix

Lucy (Innocent until Proven Guilty) - Bearded...Lucy was 1 1/2 years old when this picture was taken. She is a Bearded Collie/Terrier Mix. Lucy was a Rescued Dog. She became a part of our family Jan. 2004.

 

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A Toy Wagon for Garden ToolsKeep an eye out for an old toy wagon at garage sales. They can be useful for pulling around your garden tools and keeping them together.

 

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Use A Straw To Core StrawberriesTo core fresh strawberries, use a sturdy straw, start at the bottom of the berry and push up. It does a great job every time.

 

Skater DollThis skater has mittens with fur on the skates and mittens. She is a simple doll pattern with clothes made by me.

 

More Fibromyalgia Coping StrategiesAfter writing "Coping with Fibromyalgia, One Woman's Story", I got a lot of feedback from friends and family saying that I had not written all I could about coping strategies. They felt I had left out some important points that needed to be made, so it lead me to write this article.

 

Construction paper bunny pencil.

Bunny PencilThis craft is so easy you can make one for fun, or a batch for class party favors.

 

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Use Spice Bottles For PaintbrushesSave your empty spice bottles (the ones with the holes in the top). They are perfect for holding kids' small paint brushes or the fine paint brushes you use for arts and crafts.

 

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Circus Savings For GroupsMy 5 year old loves the Circus. As you all know, it is insanely expensive to go with the cost of the tickets, drinks, snacks, toys. It really can get out of control. This year, to solve this dilemma, my daughter's class all bought tickets together which allowed us to get the group rate on the tickets (50% off!).

 

old crayons

Uses for Old CrayonsMaking crafts out of old crayons. Tips for making new crayons, candles, pictures and more.

 

Questions

coffee mug pen holder

Uses for Coffee Mugs?It seems easy to collect a lot of coffee mugs without even trying. What are some creative uses for coffee mugs? Here are ideas from the ThriftyFun community.

 

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Vintage Apron Pattern?Can someone give me instructions on how to make an apron like my grandmother wore when I was a kid? They say they're vintage aprons now. The bib apron with skirt, shoulder straps from front to back with a shoulder bar across in the back to keep it from falling off shoulders...

 

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Ladybugs In an 18 Wheeler?We have an 18 wheeler and for the last several years we have been infested with ladybugs. When it is over 65 degrees and the sun is shining they start flying around land on the windshield and windows like they want out.

 

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Lamp Post Style Floor Lamp?My son has his room fixed up like NYC with a large mural of the city lights and pictures of the Sopranos, Goodfellas, etc. Does anyone know where I can get a floor lamp that resembles an outside lamp post?

 

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Environmentally Friendly Pet Care?I am interested in ideas that will help us make our pets lives more environmentally friendly. I know picking up their poop is helpful, but what else? Any ideas are appreciated.

 

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Jesus Invitation Email?I am looking for an invitation that circulated on the internet. This was like true invitation date. time, place, etc. In this invitation the guest of honor was Jesus.

 

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Creating an Outdoor Curtain for Privacy?I am in need of an idea on how to make a free-standing outdoor curtain. I rent and the neighbors just moved in with a big plastic play center for their backyard.

 

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Radiant Cooktop and Copper Pans?I am getting a new radiant cooktop and someone has told me I cannot use copper bottom pans on it. Anyone have any information on this?

 

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Fundraiser Craft Ideas?Does anyone have any quick and inexpensive craft projects for Mother's Day and Father's Day. We are doing a fundraiser and need something that will sell well for about $5-$10 each.

 

Improving My Front Yard?My front yard planting area has a western exposure and has to handle the hot Florida sun from about noon until sunset. Besides that, one side gets loads of rain and the other side stays dry as a bone. I HATE to garden. Can anyone give me some suggestions that will make it look acceptable?

 

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Recipes Using Cream Cheese Filling?I made stuffed mushrooms and have leftover cream cheese filling. Any ideas on how I can use up the rest of the filling?

 

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Asian Ladybug Trap?A couple warmer sunny days and the asian ladybug beetles have landed. Somewhere I saw I recipe to put in a gallon plastic jug to attract them, like a trap.

 

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Sticky Linoleum?How do I clean sticky linoleum in my kitchen?

 

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Karo Syrup Cookie Recipe?I am looking for an old recipe that used to be on the Karo Syrup bottle label. It was for cookies and you would place a pecan in the center before baking.

 

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Tarn-X Advice?Can I clean silver coins gone through hurricane katrina with Tarn-X cleaning solution?

 

Metal Frame Holder?I am looking for suggestions to make a frame holder similar to the one in the attached photo. The originals are from Pottery Barn and are no longer available. They slide on the pole and are tightened to remain in place and hold the frame.

 

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Making a Compost Tumbler?Anyone have building plans for a Compost Tumbler they would like to share?

 

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