April 24, 2007

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Savory Bubble LoafShape dough into 1 inch balls; set aside. In small bowl, combine garlic powder, thyme, oregano and dill weed. Add balls to butter; roll to coat all sides. Add to seasoning mixture; roll to coat evenly.

 

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Camper's Beat TreatSaute ground beef in shortening until browned. Add pork and beans and drained kidney beans. Combine the other ingredients and add to the bean mixture.

 

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Peanut Butter And Jelly QuesadillaThis is best if you have a quesadilla maker appliance. These are good for a snack or even dessert.

 

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Festive Strawberry Nut SaladToss almonds with sugar in medium non-stick skillet; cook on medium heat 6-8 minutes or until sugar forms a golden brown syrup and evenly coats the almonds, stirring constantly.

 

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Citrus Fruit PunchIn punch bowl or 2 1/2 qt. pitcher, combine concentrates and water; mix well. Stir in ginger ale and serve immediately. Garnish with fruit slices, if desired.

 

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Speedy Baked BeansIn large skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp; pour off drippings. Stir in beans, chili sauce and mustard; heat until bubbly.

 

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Oven-Loving PopoversGenerously butter muffin cups. In small mixer bowl, combine pie crust mix, eggs and milk. Blend at low speed until dry ingredients are moistened; beat 1 minute at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally (batter will be slightly lumpy).

 

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Italian Spaghetti and MeatballsIn a Dutch oven, combine the tomatoes, tomato paste, 1 cup water, sugar, grated onion, oregano, a tsp. pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered for 1 1/4 hours.

 

Articles

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Strawberry Pot Side TableUse a strawberry pot as an inexpensive side table on your deck! First plant small vines or other trailing plants in the holes of the pot.

 

My Frugal Life: Live Like Good Ol' GrandmaCut those expenses in half, redirect your disposable income, decrease your stress, change your spending habits, live a thrifty fun life well below your means and budget now to be financially free later.

 

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Look For Free StuffWatch the "free" category in the classifieds, also the same with "FreeCycle" if it's in your area, via e-mail. You never know what some folks are offering for free.

 

The Coloring of Dakota and HuskiesAs many of you know, I have a darling husky named Dakota. But he didn't always look how he does. When I first got him he was mostly all tan with some grey spots.

 

Backyard ViewThis is my backyard view every day. Does it get any better than this?

 

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Free Crochet Patterns OnlineI saw several people on here asking for patterns for crocheting and knitting patterns. I ran across this link that has hundreds of free ones so thought I would pass it on.

 

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Product Review: OxycleanI couldn't live without this stuff! It has gotten all kinds of stains out of my two kids clothes, including poopy stains, spit-up stains, tomato sauce stains, grass stains, etc.

 

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Save Money By RecyclingCall your nearest garbage drop off to save money! I know some states pay for garbage through taxes, but for those of you who pay by bag, call the garbage facility in your area and ask about recycling.

 

Standing baby on porch.

Standing Baby CraftHere's a craft for making a figure that looks like a baby wearing a straw hat. Take the broom and separate the bristles to look like two legs and tie with string or pipe cleaners. Put on the sleeper, putting the legs of the sleeper over the bristle legs.

 

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Call To Save Wal-Mart's Fabric DepartmentI was told by a Wal-Mart employee that it might be possible to save the fabric department if everyone would call 1-800-WAL-MART. and tell them how valuable that department is to all of us that do crafts which require sewing and notion supplies.

 

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Tips For Surviving Power OutagesA few months ago, our whole area was without electricity for nearly 15 hours. My husband and I made it fine. We had oil lamps, matches, lots of blankets, and partially prepared meat and vegetables in the crockpot.

 

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Old Fashioned Hard Boiled EggsI just want to say something about this "newfangled" idea of cooking eggs. All the sites, papers, etc. now claim that you are to bring the eggs to a boil in the water and turn them off and let stand for 15 to 17 minutes.

 

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Save Change For Family VacationWe save our change from one year to the next to take a vacation at Christmas to Pigeon Forge, Tenn (Dollywood). We rent a cabin for 14 of us, we've done this for 5 years and go ice skating and snowbowling.

 

Questions

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Setting the Dye When Making Tie-dye Clothing?Does anyone know the best way to keep the dye set after doing home Tie-dye t-shirts? I've heard something about salt and something about vinegar. Any other ideas? If using salt or vinegar, how do I use them?

 

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Starting a Butterfly Garden?I'm wondering what I would need to start a butterfly garden with, also if anyone would have any seeds or plants to share for this garden.

 

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What Cleaning Products Do You Use?I would love to know what brand cleaning products you all use in the kitchen and bathroom. For instance, what cuts grease and kills germs in the kitchen and is safe to use on metal, plastic (inside of refrigerator and microwave) and everything that most people have in their kitchen.

 

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Uses for Hand Lotion?For what can I use old, thin hand lotion?

 

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Uses for Empty Milk Bags?Does anybody have any good ideas for reusing empty milk bags?

 

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Throwing a Pre-Prom Party?My daughter's prom is May 11. We are thinking of having a pre-prom party around our pool. We would invite all parents/anyone wishing to take pictures etc. and serve finger foods.

 

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