June 14, 2007

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Recipes

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3 Layer Dessert - Easy Fruit PizzaCream sugars, egg, margarine and oil. Add flour, soda and salt. Mix well. Add cream of tartar, vanilla and almond flavoring. Beat well. Press cookie dough in an 11x16 inch jellyroll pan. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.

 

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Cinnamon Plum PieLine a 9 inch pie pan with pastry.combine plums, sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in saucepan, bring to a boil, stirring often and cook until thickened and clear, about 15 minutes. Pour into pastry lined pan and dot with butter.

 

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Lemon Whipperanappi cookieMix Cool Whip and egg together well. Add powdered sugar. Beat by hand. Mix in cake mix. Drop by teaspoonsful 1 1/2 inch apart on cookie sheet.

 

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Ramen Noodle FritataPlace noodles in a saucepan filled with boiling water, reserving the seasoning packet. Cook until tender, and drain. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and seasoning packets from the noodles, ( I only use one).

 

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Grilled BBQ Meatball KebabsMeatball kebabs can be a thrifty BBQ with many delicious flavors.

 

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PicklesCut cucumbers into shears and cut up onions. Place in crock or bowl or iced tea jar with garlic and dill. Bring to boil vinegar, water, salt and sugar.

 

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Apple Nut RingPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. Separate biscuits. In small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip biscuits into butter; turn over to coat both sides. Add to sugar mixture; turn over to coat completely.

 

Articles

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Easy Premade Grilling PacketsTake foil, cut it in about 6x6 inches. Make a hamburger patty, add the seasoning you like, add thick slices of potato, onion, carrots. Put another layer of foil on this, fold all sides over a couple times to seal tight and freeze.

 

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Cooler Jug of Water for SummerWith the dog days of summer upon us, I thought I would share my frugal tip for staying hydrated. I carry an insulated 18 oz. container filled with water.

 

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Thrifty Shopping TipsOne way to lower your food bill is by shopping at several stores, but not just grocery stores. If you are fortunate enough to have a bakery outlet store in your area, you can find great deals on everything from bread and buns to tortillas and cakes.

 

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Making Memories With GrandchildrenIsn't it amazing that God gives us a second chance to make up for the little things we missed out on, or took for granted when we were raising our children? And He does it through this wonderful miracle of life we call Grandchildren!

 

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Bulb Syringe For Filling Ice TraysWith summer coming on, and ice an important item, I have found a way to make filling icecube trays a neater job. I have always overfilled, dripped, and spilled when attempting this, but discovered that a Baby's Bulb Syringe is perfect for the job.

 

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Wash Out Lint Trap To Prevent FiresMany people don't know it but using dryer sheets, especially Bounce, can actually start dryer fires. To prevent this every couple weeks, remove your dryer lint trap and wash it with dish soap and warm water and then let it dry.

 

Counterfeit Colgate Toothpaste FoundThe Colgate-Palmolive Company today warned that counterfeit toothpaste falsely packaged as "Colgate" has been found in several dollar-type discount stores in four states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

 

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Attach Earrings To Matching NecklaceI found one way to organize my earrings. I have several necklace and earring sets. The necklaces in these sets have "extensions" or extra pieces of chain on them that allow you to fasten them in different places to make the necklace different lengths when wearing them.

 

Ethan And His TractorWith the price of gas, I think my 4 year old grandson Ethan has the right idea.

 

Scooter (Morkie)Scooter is a 3 month old Morkie (Yorkshire Terrier/Maltese.) We got him 2 weeks ago from one of my best friends, Karen.

 

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Reduce Chaos to Save MoneyReduce chaos in order to save money. Live like a natural disaster is coming. Make life simpler in order to de-clutter the mind and the living environment. Many people enjoy primitive camping and leave the luxuries of home.

 

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Paint It BlackI just read another article about decorating with finds from the thrift store or picked up off the street and refinished/painted, etc. One great tip from that article is to paint (enamel) everything black!

 

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Save Juice Cartons for Camping IceIf you like to camp, rinse well and save empty quart and half-gallon cardboard orange juice cartons. Fill with water an inch from the top and freeze.

 

Questions

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Rose of Sharon as a Teeth Whitener?I just found an old almanac that said Rose of Sharon (also known as hibiscus or althea) will whiten your teeth "like a miracle". But it didn't say what part of the plant to use or how to use it. Has anyone ever heard of this?

 

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Effective Homemade Cleaners?I have been doing some research in the last few weeks about making your own cleaning products. I would like to not only save money but control the amount of toxins going into my home.

 

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Apple and Lemons Theme Kitchen?I just moved and I would like to decorate my kitchen with the apples theme, but I like lemons too, do you think that they go good together?

 

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Ink on a Vinyl Doll Pram?I have a silver cross dolls pram and my daughter has drawn on it with a pen on the vinyl inside the main body of the pram. I have tried all sorts of household cleaners to try and remove it, but nothing has worked.

 

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Tree Damaged by a Weed Eater?The bark of my two dogwoods was accidentally cut with a weed-whacker. Because these trees seem stressed already (small, stunted black-tipped leaves), I am concerned about their survival. Is there anything I can do to maximize their chances?

 

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Starting a Crafting Business?I Love this Website, it is so neat. All the ideas are wonderful and my kids love the activities. For a few years now I have had the idea to have my own business with talents like crafting, sewing, etc. I need suggestions on what customers would like to buy from a small town business.

 

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What Do You Splurge On?I would like to know what others on this board do or buy that they consider to be a "splurge". My weakness is for Diet Dr. Pepper. I love this stuff and have to have it in the house or I feel "deprived". What do others treat themselves to?

 

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Parvo after Vaccinations?I have 3 dogs. One had became very ill. He did not want to eat or drink and was vomiting. I was sure it was parvo. Then he became 100% better. He's gained his weight back and is eating and drinking. Back to his normal self. Then a couple days later my other dog became ill as well.

 

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Canning in the Oven?I need to know about canning in the oven. I have everything but the how long to leave in the oven? I know the temp is 200 just don't know how long to leave in the oven.

 

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Good Furnace Filters?Does anyone use a furnace filter in the (return air grille) that actually works? I have heavy amounts of dust and tons of cat hair flying around the inside of my home. I've used the smaller, individual room electric type and they are not effective, plus, the disposable filters are very expensive to buy.

 

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Soda Stains on Car Upholstery?What can I use to get dried soda stains out of my car upholstery, and from the carpet?

 

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Straw Weaver Instructions?Do you have a pattern and instructions for using a straw weaver? The straw weaver is by Knifty Knitter #21-0220.

 

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