May 18, 2007

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Recipes

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Butterfinger Oatmeal BarsCream together margarine and sugars. Add oatmeal; mix thoroughly. Press into a 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes.

 

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Drop Sugar CookiesPut first 3 ingredients in bowl and beat. Add remaining ingredients and beat at medium speed. When mixed, drop by teaspoonsful on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for about 10-12 minutes.

 

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Ramen Tuna SaladCook your Ramen noodles to your liking. Drain the water. Then add your tuna and mayo (to your liking). Add the oriental seasoning packet. and mix together.

 

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Marmalade-Glazed CarrotsCombine all ingredients in Crock Pot and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or until carrots are tender. About 15 minutes before serving, make a paste of the cornstarch and cold water; stir into carrots.

 

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Fruit Dessert SquaresPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut cookie dough into 1/8 inch thick slices. Arrange cookie slices, slightly overlapping, into 14x10 inch rectangle on lightly greased foil-lined baking sheet. Press slices together lightly with fingers to form crust.

 

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Cinnamon Raisin French ToastPut evaporated milk, egg, vanilla and salt into a shallow bowl; beat with a fork until well blended. Dip slices of bread into mixture one at a time, turning to coat both sides.

 

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Chicken RoseCombine flour, 1/4 tsp. salt, and pepper; dredge chicken parts in flour mixture, coat both sides. In shallow 2 qt. glass baking dish, combine onion, oil and garlic and microwave on medium high for 2 minutes.

 

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Zucchini Raisin Nut BreadBeat eggs. Add oil, sugar, zucchini, vanilla and a little lemon juice. Mix lightly but well. Mix dry ingredients and add to batter. Add nuts or raisins or both.

 

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Firecracker BurgerPreheat grill for high heat. In a medium bowl, mix the beef, diced green chilies, and bouillon. Shape into 4 patties. Lightly oil the grill grate.

 

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Fresh Vegetable Chicken SaladToss salad greens with chicken, tomatoes and carrots in large bowl. Add dressing; mix lightly. Divide evenly among 4 individual servings plates.

 

Articles

Green Felt Purse

Cheater's Felted PurseNo Knitting Required! I'm a cheater, I made a felted purse out of a really too bright mens XL sweater I bought at a second hand store. Has to be 100% wool, no blends.

 

Pin Made of Teabag Package

Teabag Folding PinI made a pin with teabag folding (package) and a button. You only have to fold your teabag's envelopes to make the medallion and then put some water resistant varnish and use a nice button to decorate.

 

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Online Support GroupsThere is so much support out there on the net, that you can get therapeutic advice for almost any issue through all the self-help blogs and boards and chat rooms.

 

The Oscars (Red Oscar)These are our two Red Oscars. They are both about 8 inches long and live in a 50 gallon tank in our dining room. They don't really have names, they are just "The Oscars".

 

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Win/Win SituationsRemember all exchanges are not monetary ones. There is something which, in the non-profit sector, is called non-cash donation - which is sort of like barter.

 

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Milk Jug For Sun TeaWell since summer is almost here, you will probably want to make some sun tea. If you don't want to pay for the pricey sun tea jars in the department stores, just take a clean gallon milk jug, put your cold water and your tea bags in and set in the sun.

 

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Company To Repair Outdoor Jackets And Equipment (England)I needed my gore-tex jacket repaired, and my windstopper jacket. They got damaged while walking in the hills. I found a company called inflate4u Ltd who fixed them both much cheaper than normal.

 

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Use the Dollar Store for Shopping SpreesWhen I get the urge to shop and don't want to spend a lot of money, I go to the dollar store. It's a great way to squelch the urge and I can get a few inexpensive items that I usually need.

 

New Year's Resolution: Save, Save, SaveMy name is Misti and I'm 27 years old. I live with my husband and 7 year old son. I started living a frugal life after I realized one day that I've been working for 10 years and I only have $200 in savings to show for it. I mean come on, shouldn't a 27 year old have more to show for all the work I've done? So I started 2007 off with a bang. My New Year's resolution was to cut expenses as much as possible and save, save, save.

 

Questions

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Home Perm Recommendations for Gray Hair?What brand of home perm would be best for me? My hair is mostly gray, is fine and hard to curl. I wear it short.

 

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Easy Luncheon Menu Ideas?I am looking for easy luncheon menu ideas.

 

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Discount Clothing Websites?What your favorite discount clothing websites? Share them here.

 

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Deodorant That Won't Stain Clothing?I'm looking for a deodorant that is not expensive or homemade that kills odors and leaves less yellowish stains on blouses and shirts.

 

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Refinishing Pine Cabinets?I have pine cabinets in my kitchen. Pine is very soft, so there are several indentions, nicks, and scratches on them. They could also use a good cleaning. Would you suggest that I use some kind of good cleaner first, even if it removes the finish and then go back over them with a satin urethane?

 

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Mildew Smell Coming From My Sink?I am in need of some help with my kitchen sink. It has a mildew/mold smell coming out of it, it has the slots in it so i can't stick anything down it and I don't have a garbage disposal. I have tried lemon juice, bleach, baking soda and don't know what else to try.

 

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Sweet Potato and Butternut Muffins?Could someone please help me with a recipe for Sweet Potato and Butternut Muffins? These Muffins were served last week at a meeting (with a wee bit of caramel sauce on top!) and were absolutely devine!

 

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Bougainvillea Damaged By Cold?My bougainvillea froze last winter and now is just sticks but the stems seem to be getting red in color. Does this mean there's still hope? I trimmed some. Should I cut more?

 

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Sweetened Whipping Cream Recipe?How do you make sweetened whipping cream?

 

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Pets No Longer Allowed on Freecycle?Does anyone know anything about this new law? Does it really pertain to individuals? You can no longer give an animal away? This was posted on free cycle site:

 

QS Riviera Brand Electric Blanket?I would like to know if anyone can tell me where I might be able to purchase a QS Riviera Brand Electric Blanket (comes with transformer and 5 heat settings - see pic)?

 

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Including Everyone at a Wedding Reception?My daughter is getting married in August. We live in a small town, so the places for a reception are limited. We are using our country club and it will be both indoors and out. How can I make all the guests feel like they are included?

 

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Colors for a Starwars Bedroom?What colors should I use for Star Wars bedroom?

 

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Gypsy Moth Caterpillars?Does anyone know of a good "GREEN" solution for those horrible Gypsy Moth Caterpillars? They are eating my petunias and other flowers, last year they ate all my petunias.

 

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