May 25, 2007

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Pumpkin Pecan BreadMix dry ingredients in bowl. Add eggs, oil, pumpkin and beat with mixer until blended together. Do not overmix! Add pecans.

 

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No Cook Peanut Butter FudgeI have been trying to find these forever. It's a no-cook peanut butter fudge made with three ingredients: smooth peanut butter, granulated sugar, and white corn syrup. I can't remember the amounts.

 

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E-Z Apple BarsPut all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Mix 2 minutes. That's all there is to it! Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees F in a 14x10 inch greased and floured pan.

 

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Chinese Ramen SaladChop cabbage and green onions and mix together. Refrigerate. Melt margarine in 9x13 inch pan. Add almonds, sunflower seeds and Ramen noodles that have been broken in small pieces.

 

$10 Dinners: Chicken Stir Fry - stir fry with chopsticks

$10 Dinners: Chicken Stir FryStir fry is easy to adapt to whatever ingredients you might have on hand. It is a great way to use up excess vegetable or even disguise unusual ones. We add teriyaki or soy sauce, to taste. The adults often spice it up by adding sriracha.

 

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Lemon Cream CakeI took this recipe from the internet and made it yesterday. Served it to friends with the lemon sauce, and we all agreed that it's delicious! Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the eggs, sugar, and salt; beat until thick and a light lemon color.

 

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Streusel Cream Cheese CakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. For batter, place butter and sugar in large mixing bowl; beat a medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

 

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Orange Pineapple Salad DressingCombine all ingredients, except sour cream. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Chill thoroughly before folding in sour cream.

 

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Classic Macaroni SaladCook macaroni in salted water until tender, rinse under cold water. Add the rest of ingredients and the dressing. May not need to use all the dressing.

 

Articles

Hummingbird Nest

Hummingbird NestWe always have a swarm of hummingbirds, every year they return the first week of May. Last year quite a few seemed to congregate around a row of "rose of Sharons".

 

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Household Chemicals For Pool MaintenanceFor pool maintenance, you can use these generic household chemicals to replace most of the pool store ones. Baking soda is the same thing as pool store total alkalinity increaser (sodium bicarbonate or the more proper sodium hydrogen carbonate).

 

Homemade Pie Crust Protector RingAn inexpensive (and easy) way to protect your pie crust from burning is this: Lay a large sheet of aluminum foil over the pie plate you plan to use.

 

Precious (Chihuahua) at 10 monthsPrecious is a 10 month old Chihuahua. My husband bought me this dog when she was 11 weeks old to replace my other dog (Little Girl) that got killed. I had put a photo of Little Girl here on ThriftyFun! Precious is a little nut case.

 

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Firm Training For Your Pit BullConcerning the training of "pit bulls" and other stubborn/aggressive breeds: If you've rescued a pit bull (or any terrier breed), it's very important to recognize this dynamic animal's character.

 

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Use A Projector to Make a Mural in a Child's RoomRun out of ideas to decorate your child's room? Here's my tip. Find out what is their favorite show or book and paint a mural on the wall in their room. Super easy.

 

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Non Adhesive Liner In CabinetsI put non adhesive shelf liner on shelves, especially in medicine cabinet and cabinets where I store kitchen glasses. This helps keep wooden cabinets from bubbling if items are put in with water on them.

 

Home Sweet Home FrameTake frame, I used an 11x13 inch, take the cardboard that usually comes with frame and cover with fabric. Adhere tags with glue gun.

 

Apples and faux greenery in pail

Tin Pail of Apples DecorationHere's a nice decoration using faux apples, floral moss, silk ivy, and a tin pail.

 

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Wait One Month For Holiday ClearanceAlways shop in clearance sections a month after a holiday for the next year's holiday. For example it's May and Easter stuff is really cheap, usually 70% to 90% off.

 

My Daughter's Well Deserved GraduationMy daughter has put in 13 years of hard work in school and received many awards. I'm very proud of my daughter in all that she has done. All she has asked of me was to let her have a graduation party with my family. Yet I couldn't afford to do this.

 

Questions

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220 volt George Foreman GrillWhere can I get a 220 volt George Foreman grill?

 

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Carnation Evaporated Milk Cake RecipeThe other recipe I am looking for is the cake recipe that used to be on cans of Carnation evaporated milk in the 1960's. It may have been called "Velvet" something.

 

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Growing Rosemary From SeedsHow hard is it to grow rosemary from seeds? I've grown them from cuttings before but this is the first year I'm trying it from seeds.

 

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Growing in a Bag of Top SoilPlease give me some hints or tips on if I did this right. I heard an idea long ago that I could plant some annuals in a bag of top soil. I put these bags where I don't have any flower beds. I bought impatiens and made an "X" for each flower, added some Osmocote and watered.

 

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Disposing of a MicrowaveDoes anyone know the best way to dispose of a dead microwave? The safest for Mother Earth and humans?

 

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How deep do peonies have to be planted?How deep do peonies have to be planted? I have them in pots.

 

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Red Bugs Eating My LiliesMy Stargazer lilies are beginning to come up but already those red bugs are attacking them. They ate all of the foliage last year. Whenever I see them I knock them off the plant but they are right back on there the next time I walk by.

 

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