June 15, 2007

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Almond SlicesMix first 4 ingredients and prepare like pie dough. Roll out 1/2 or a little more and cover bottom of 9x13 inch pan. Bring up the sides 1 inch. Beat egg yolks, add milk, sugar, flour, salt and flavoring. Beat only until well blended.

 

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Lentil BBQ LoafPlace 3-1/2 cups of cold water in a covered glass pot and heat on the stove top until it boils. While the water is heating, rinse the lentils in a strainer, and remove any stones or other foreign matter.

 

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Butter Pecan Lust DessertCrust: Mix like a pie crust the flour, butter and nuts and spread in a 9x9 inch cake pan. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees F (watch closely) and let cool. Mix powdered sugar, whipped cream, and cream cheese.

 

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Better BrowniesMix and bake Brownie mix according to directions. Melt 20 caramels and 3 Tbsp. milk. Immediately after removing brownies from oven, sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts. Drizzle with caramel mixture.

 

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Unbelievable Lemon PieMix milk, water, lemon juice, Bisquick, beaten eggs, softened margarine and vanilla in a blender on low for 3 minutes. Pour into 10 inch greased pie plate. Let stand 5 minutes.

 

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Mystery BarsCream margarine and 1/2 cup brown sugar until smooth. Add 1 cup flour and mix until crumbly. Pat evenly into well greased 8 inch square pan. Bake about 20 minutes in 300 degree F oven.

 

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Avocado Salad DressingJust tried this out of my new Taste of Home subscription of "Simple and Delicious." I had to modify it a bit because I didn't have fresh parsley or plain yogurt. I think this of one of the BEST dressings I ever had.

 

Articles

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"Great Pop" Father's Day PresentFor a fun, easy and super cute Father's Day craft try this: Get a can of Dad's brand root beer. Cut out a paper tie shape about the length of the can and tape it on. Then attach a tag that says "You're a great Pop!"

 

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Recycled BirdhouseThis birdhouse was made with a recycled porch post. You could purchase a new one at your local home improvement store or search garage sales, etc. for one.

 

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Measuring Tape for Clothing SizingI always travel with a measuring tape and a small note on which I write my measurements, especially. I save both in the plastic yellow egg that comes inside the Kinder chocolate egg.

 

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Frugal Household TipsTips I use for recycling: Recycle paper for notepads and envelopes. Reuse address labels simply by cutting out and applying with glue stick to (recycled) envelope.

 

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Give Ant Baits Time To WorkAnts! If this is Texas, you've got 'em. Well, they've moved indoors (got tired of being chased 'round the yard, I suppose). I purchased ant baits in little plastic squares and those pesky little bugs just detoured.

 

Foreclosure "Rescue" ScamsFor any of you threatened with foreclosure, please read the article linked from ThriftyFun to Business Week. There are scammers who are trying to steal what equity you have.

 

Abby (Chihuahua/Jack Russell)

Abby (Chihuahua/Jack Russell)Abby is a little over a year old and is half Jack Russell and half Chihuahua. I got her after I just got married and I needed a companion. My husband worked second shift and I worked first so I wanted her with me at nights.

 

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Teach Your Dog Where To Go PottyWhen house training your dog, take it to the same place, every time you take him/her outside to do it's business. Tell your dog "hurry up" or "potty" as your dog does his business.

 

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Coupons Are Found MoneyCoupons, coupons, coupons! I would use these even if I did not need to. It is found money. Just yesterday, my grocery bill was $115. After coupons that I used, I found awesome deals when the store has a buy one get one free, and then I had a dollar off coupon, I lowered my bill to $86

 

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Check Neighborhood Remodels for CabinetsIf older houses are being rehabbed around you, look out for old cabinetry being tossed out. Those pieces were sturdily made of good wood, and can easily be made into furniture for you!

 

Ring for around the leg with ball attached for children's game.

Swing And JumpThis is the homemade version of a toy you can buy at a toy store or through a catalog. Cut the center from the plastic lid to make a ring. Tie one end of your piece of string to the ring. Wrap the ring with electrical tape.

 

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