April 4, 2007

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Garlic Lime ChickenPreheat grill. Mix all ingredients except the chicken in a plastic or glass bowl. Wash and pat dry the chicken. Add chicken to the marinade. Cover and place in refrigerator of 1 hour. Remove chicken from marinade (discard marinade).

 

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Herbed Garlic BreadPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. In small bowl, combine butter, 1 Tbsp. of the parsley, dill weed, oregano and garlic powder; spread onto both sides of bread slices.

 

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Green Beans And Rice AmandineIn 2 qt. saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, red pepper and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in broth, pepper and dried basil, if using. Bring to a boil.

 

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Orange Spiced CarrotsThis recipe plays on the natural sweetness of the carrots, and goes well with pork or duck. Combine the marmalade, 1 Tbsp. water, brown sugar, butter and seasonings in a 3 quart sauce pan and bring to a slow boil, making sure to dissolve the brown sugar.

 

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My Favorite Sandwich: Mill Valley Or TomatoMy Favorite Sandwich: It's a tie between a Mill Valley sandwich and a tomato sandwich. With Mill Valley (apparently a town in California where it originated), you use a very moist whole wheat bread, preferably home made.

 

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Herbed Dinner TrianglesPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. In small bowl, combine cheese and thyme. Also stir in dill and basil if a heartier flavor is desired. In separate small bowl, whisk egg white and water. Separate dough into 8 rectangles; press together perforations with fingers to seal.

 

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Butter Cookie Dough Peach CobblerMix flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl and set aside. Beat butter and sugar until well blended. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture; stir until just combined.

 

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Amish Oatmeal CakeFor a simple healthy dessert, this Amish Oatmeal Cake cannot be beat. It was a childhood favorite. Place raisins in a small bowl and pour boiling water over them. Stir well and cover.

 

bunny cake on plate

Bunny Cut-Up CakeFrom Kraft Foods, sent in by Jackie from Massachusetts.

 

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Hawaiian Delight DessertFor crust, combine crumbs and butter in medium bowl; mix well. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of 12x8 inch baking dish. For filling, prepare pudding mix in large bowl according to package directions, using 3 cup milk.

 

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Mock GS Tagalong CookiesMelt chocolate discs in microwave on half power until melted, stirring frequently. Spread a small amount of peanut butter onto the Ritz cracker and while holding it with the tongs, spoon melted chocolate over the peanut buttered side first.

 

Articles

Hanging white yarn bunny.

Adorable Yarn Bunny CraftIt's not too late to make this adorable bunny. It is quite easy and fun to do with the kids.

 

Straw hat spring decoration.

Spring HatJust glue on the things you have then tie ribbon around and hang as a decoration. Just use your imagination.

 

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Check Department Outlets and Bridal Stores for Prom DressesAnother idea about looking for that bargain prom dress. Look for your local Outlet Mall and go to the designer department store outlets.

 

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Check For Library Fines Before MovingIf you are moving and you and/or your children use the public library, check to see all your fines are paid. The public libraries are strapped for $ and are sending people with overdue accounts to collections!

 

Shortening Pants and SleevesTips for novices sewers about how to shorten long sleeves and pants. Also advice on beginning sewing machines.

 

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Vodka For Pet OdorsWhen my three grandchildren came to live with me, they each had a kitten. The kittens grew up and started reproducing, all about the same time.

 

Fun at the Dog Park (Howe Farm)Here is ThriftyFun's Maggie (Chow Mix) with her buddy Shadow (he's a flat coated retriever/border collie mix) who love to have play dates at Howe Farm (Port Orchard, WA).

 

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Silverfish Hate CinnamonI have a lot of wallpaper in my home and silverfish love the paste! Silverfish also hate cinnamon, mine seem to come down from the attic. I buy that cheap 50 cent a bottle cinnamon and throw it all over my attic.

 

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Use A Ladle To Prevent OverflowWhen making cupcakes, I pour the batter from the mixing bowl directly into the cupcake pans. I use a ladle to stop the flow between each cupcake.

 

Living Room Design That Flows TogetherHere is a design that flows that together.

 

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Fat Free Microwave PopcornSimply place 1/4 cup of regular popcorn kernels in a paper lunch bag. Fold the end over a couple of times to seal and place in microwave for approximately 2 minutes. All microwaves are different, so watch and listen carefully!

 

Straw hat with bunny ears, face, and a bow.

Bunny Straw Hat DecorationHere's an easy Easter decoration. A straw hat decorated to look like a bunny.

 

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Pantyhose HeadbandOne more use for a old, clean, pantyhose leg: Cut to size and tied in a knot at the ends, they make great headbands; perfect for keeping my hair out of my face when I'm doing housework, etc.

 

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Clipping Your Dogs NailsWhen I clip my dog's nails it is always a scary thing. Just be careful and slow. I have someone hold Lanee (she's a small dog) while I do the clipping. Do not go in the pink.

 

Straw hat decorated with flowers and greenery.

My Easter Bonnet (Spring Decor)This craft makes a lovely Easter and spring decoration for your front door. Start by pulling the layers of the napkins apart, usually two-ply. Cut up napkins into 4x4 inch squares.

 

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Let Your Vacuum Cleaner Do The Work!I used to hate to wipe down the surfaces in the bathrooms in our house because I have two daughters with long hair. Seems like that hair gets everywhere, and all I ended up doing was dragging it around on my cleaning cloths and mop.

 

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Keeping Trash Cans FreshWhen emptying the trash in my cans, I always sprinkle carpet deodorizer in my new trash bags and in the bottom of my cans to help keep them smelling fresh.

 

Newborn Baby Afghan, Hat, and Booties Pattern

Newborn Baby Afghan, Hat and Booties PatternI made this afghan in honor of the two new grandbabies that we are expecting in September. We are hoping for a girl as you can tell from the colors in the picture. (We have seven grandsons.) These work up quick and easy and make a wonderful baby gift.

 

Questions

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Uses For Water From Boiled Eggs?Ideas to recycle the water from boiling eggs from our ThriftyFun community.

 

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Gift Idea for Less Than $30?My dear friends are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary on Easter Sunday. I need to bring a nice but inexpensive (less than $30) gift to the luncheon. I can't think of anything.

 

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Beekeepers Toile - Americana by Waverly?I am looking for a discontinued line of wallpaper: Bee Keepers Toile - color - Buttercup - collection - Americana by Waverly (discontinued).

 

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Mother's Day Game Ideas?For a Mother's Day party at my church, does anyone have any ideas for a game? The "theme" is Consider The Lilies, but the game does not have to go along with the theme.

 

Cookies for Babies?Does anyone have a receipe for cookies I can make for my 10 month old? Actually any baby food recipes would be appreciated. I think he is getting bored with the jarred foods from the supermarkets.

 

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Voles In My Vegetable Garden?How do I get rid of voles in the vegetable garden?

 

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Kitchen Appliance Advice?I'd like to get some small kitchen appliances and change the way we've been cooking. I'd love your suggestions and other ideas. Here is what I am thinking about...

 

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Painting Panelling?I am going to paint dark panelling off white. I have the primer and a satin finish top coat, recommended by the paint man instead of a semi gloss. Has anyone used satin finish successfully?

 

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Hemming Stretch Jeans?I have several pairs of stretch jeans I want to hem and make capri's. The last time I tried to hem them on my sewing machine the material stretched to much. I had my machine set to sew stretch material.

 

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Training an American Bulldog?I have a 3 and 2 year old American bulldog we adopted and they said they were house trained, but the 2 year old won't go outside at all while the 3 year old is fine. Any suggestions?

 

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