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Sweet Nothin'sMix and store in airtight container. Makes 9 servings, 1 cup each.
Bacon Macaroni SaladCook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, green onions, tomato and celery.
Coconutty Brunch BiscuitsPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. In medium bowl, combine coconut, brown sugar, nuts, butter and milk; mix well. Spread onto bottom of 9 inch square baking pan.
Mashed Sweet PotatoesCook sweet potatoes in boiling water in large saucepan 10 minutes or until tender. Remove potatoes from saucepan; drain. Heat dressing in same saucepan on medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes.
Raisin Cinnamon RollsMix water, yeast, sugar, salt and eggs with an electric mixer. Add cooled margarine and 2 cup of the flour and continue beating until well mixed. Let stand 20 minutes and then add remaining 4 1/2 cups flour.
Banana Fruit BreadIn large bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a large mixing bowl, add butter, and sugar, beat on low until well blended. Add the egg and blend. Add the mashed bananas, continue to mix on low, add orange zest, and milk.
Margarita PieFor crust, combine all ingredients in medium bowl; press onto bottom and up side of 9 inch pie plate. For filling, combine milk, lime peel and juices in medium bowl; fold in whipped topping.
Love Of My LifeThis is the love of my life!
Know How To Manually Open The Garage DoorMake sure you're able to open your garage door manually in case your electricity goes out. That way you can leave to go to a restaurant, hotel, or shelter.
Personal Wedding Reception TouchesFor an added personal touch to the reception, we had plates of many kinds of home made cookies, in addition to the wedding cake. We also made our own Spice Pecans instead of regular nuts.
Tie-Dye Note CardsThese cards are easy to make and lovely to give. It's a fun project I think you will enjoy doing. Crafts are a great way to unwind. Collect leaves with interesting shapes. Use a fine tip permanent black marker to trace the leaves on coffee filters.
Shout Color Catchers ReviewAs a mom of two boys under two years, I swear by the Shout Color Catcher sheets to save me when laundry doesn't get sorted that well (try red socks in a load of whites).
Make Your Own MulchChange grass clippings and vegetable peeling "trash" into gardening "treasure" by staring a compost pile. The ThriftyFun community shares their experience. Post your own tips here.
Dryer Lint For Seed BallsMake seed balls so small hands or old fingers don't have to strain with the smaller seeds. In a styrofoam egg carton, drizzle washable white glue down the sides of an egg "compartment" about 1/3 of the way down and on the bottom.
My Frugal Life: Watch Where The Money GoesAs a single mother, money can get very tight at times. I was tired of living paycheck to paycheck so I knew things had to change.
Replace Eyeglass ScrewsIt's so easy to replace screws in those eye glasses. I keep a repair kit in an old Altoids tin. Remember you need different sizes of screws, it's not one size fits all.
Oregon Governor Lives on Food Stamp Benefit for a WeekThe Governor of Oregon, Ted Kulongowski, challenged himself and his wife to live on the equivalent of what they would get for food stamps, $3 a day for a week. He said one thing he learned was that the cheapest foods are on the top and bottom shelves of the supermarket.
Clean Lint Trap With Hot WaterDo you use fabric softener sheets in your dryer? Every once in awhile, take your lint trap and wash it in hot water and dry. Dryer sheets can clog your lint trap.
Paint Can Flower PotHere's a great way to reuse an old paint can by making a nifty painted planter. You could also use a new paint can which you can purchase in the paint section of your home improvement store.
Bees - A Honey of a Deal for Your Garden!Bees are the honey in any garden! As a pollinator, they offer an essential ingredient for healthy gardens, both flora and vegetable. And they are especially important as primary pollinators of entomophilous plants - plants pollinated by insects, as opposed to wind pollination.
CoCo (Beagle/Corgi Mix)This is CoCo, she is 7 years old and a Beagle/Corgi mix. We rescued CoCo from the SPCA on December 19th 2004. Our local SPCA rotates the dogs back a row each day until they reach the last row and then they are taken to be destroyed.
Egg Slicer For CheeseA short while ago, someone submitted a tip about using a cheese slicer for slicing eggs. I thought that it was a good idea, but I had to laugh because I do the opposite. I use an egg slicer to slice cheese.
Check Out Staffing AgenciesIf you, or someone you know, are looking for a job, please visit your local staffing agencies. These agencies help to find you jobs that you are qualified for free!
Why Won't My ThriftyFun Profile Activate?How come my profile won't activate after saving and going through the steps. I thought maybe logging out and logging back in would do it.
Foggy Stain on a Flat Stove?My black flat Kenmore stove has a foggy stain? I've tried oven cleaner, cerama bryte, and just about any cleaner I can get my hands on.
Mother's Day Gift Ideas for a Mom in a Nursing Home?My mom is in a nursing home and Mother's Day is right around the corner. I started out giving her pictures but everyone else has followed suit and her room is so full.
Oxyclean Ball Reviews?Does anyone use the OXYCLEAN ball in their washer? Its supposed to last for 25 washings and comes with a little case for it. It's on sale and I have a coupon for it, but I don't want to waste my time or money if it shows no difference in your clothes.
Preventing Cats From Spraying on Plants?I have stray and neighborhood cats that spray on my front porch, and also my plants and flowers. They are killing my garden! Does anyone have an idea on how to prevent them from spraying on outdoor plants?
Cat Pooping In The Bath?My adolescent male cat keeps on pooping in the bath, it is starting to get rather annoying. He was a stray and turned up on our doorstep about 5 weeks ago (you know the old saying "cats choose you not the other way around").
Trees and Shrubs to Block the Sight of a Road?A busy two lane road will be enlarged to four lane behind my boyfriend's property in the future (maybe 2 years). What types of trees, shrubs, or bushes would be an effective screen so as to block the sight of the enlarged road?
Creative Planter Ideas?Here's a picture of a flowers planted in an old truck. Do you have any creative planter ideas to share?
Crafts Using Beach Balls?Any ideas for a craft using deflated beach balls?