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Company Chocolate CakeIn a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine cocoa and water until smooth; add butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; add to dry ingredients and stir well.
Raspberry Patch Cream PieIn a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees F for 9-11 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
Parker House Dinner RollsIn a large mixing bowl, combine the shortening, sugar and salt. Stir in boiling water. Cool to 110-115 degrees F. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add yeast mixture, eggs and 3 cups flour to shortening mixture; mix well. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Butternut Squash CasserolePlace squash in a large saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-16 minutes or until tender. Drain. In a small mixing bowl, beat squash until smooth. add the remaining ingredients; beat well.
Cherry Gelatin SupremeIn a large saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Stir in cherry gelatin until dissolved. Add pie filling; mix well. Pour into an 11x7 inch dish. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. In a saucepan, bring remaining water to a boil.
Black Forest Dream DessertIn a bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in coconut and walnuts. Press into an ungreased 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.
Barbecue Beef Taco PlateIn a Dutch oven, cook the beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and dressing mixes until blended.
Buy School Supplies from the ListI always wait until I have an exact list of needed items from the teachers themselves before I buy. In the upper grades, some teachers can be very specific about what they prefer; down to the color of the ink pen or size of the notebook.
Feline Pine Kitty Litter Cuts Down OdorsI was told by a pal, who works at a local discount store, that the product "Feline Pine Kitty Litter" is the best product to use if you have pets such as ferrets or cats.
Buy Supplies Before And Clothing After School StartsJust before school starts, the stores put school supplies on sale at very cheap prices. The kids will usually need most of those sale items at some point. So I purchase the limited number. Sometimes even going back more than once.
My Frugal Trip To DisneyWorldI first wrote asking for dining tips for our August family vacation to Disney in Florida. One of the replies to my request was a question asking how I found such fantastic deals. Research, research and more research.
Clean Clothes Naturally Without ChemicalsSqueeze a lemon, make a paste of with it and baking soda. Leave it on the stain for 30 minutes before washing. (lemon juice contains citric acid; it's bleaching action works especially well)
Use Shredded Colored Paper Instead Of Tissue In Gift BagsRan out of colored tissue paper and had a black gift bag to stuff - so I ran some colored advertising pages plus some bright-colored computer paper in our shredder. (I put a garbage bag on our receptacle to catch the shredded paper.)
Gifts For Returning Friends And FamilyThis is a tip if you have a neighbor or friend who's been away from home for a long time. A nice gift to have for them upon their arrival home is a few of grocery items to hold them over for a few days.
Homemade Solution For Cleaning Stainless Steel CoffeepotsTired of buying expensive cleaners for your stainless steel coffeepots? Well, I don't! I just drop a dishwashing machine tablet into the pot with hot water. Let it sit for a while and rinse well.
Duncan (Toy Poodle)Duncan is now 7 years old and he is a Toy Poodle. This picture was taken when he was a puppy. We got him from a friend.
Zucchini Pineapple Ice Cream ToppingI made a batch of the zucchini jam the other day and I discovered something very delicious. Before putting the Jello in, I removed a cup (unfortunately just a cup) of the mixture. This is the best pineapple topper for ice cream, pound cake or even put in your cottage cheese.
Tree Stump GardenHere is a picture of the little garden scene I have in my front yard. We cut a tree down and the stump was there. I just planted some flowers and put some yard decorations around it and here is how it turned out. It looks much better than it did.
Make Sure Toiletries Are Not Close to ExpiringWhile shopping, most of us know to check for the expiration dates on food items. Did you know there are expiration dates on over the counter medications, on toothpastes, and other items, as well?
Welcome WreathHere is an easy decoration for your front door. It only cost me a few cents to make this decoration because I already had everything to make it.
Bake in Wide Mouth Pint Mason JarsTake your favorite recipe, Zucchini bread, applesauce raisins, carrot, spice cake, friendship breads, and carrot cake. You can even use box mixes. All you need to do is make your recipe.
Increase Breast Size NaturallyPlease tell me about any exercise or food remedy to increase breast size in females.
Training An Abandoned DogMy children had found a 6 month German Shepherd abandoned so now we have adopted her. I am not sure of the best way to train/housetrain her. I don't want to do anything the wrong way! I'm not sure on the environment she came from but she is a really loving dog! My other concern is she pees a little when you approach her, is there a way to fix that? Other than a few concerns, she really is a good dog.
White Haze When Making CandlesI recently started making candles again. My question is after the wax has hardened and I release the wax from the mold, there is a white haze on top of the wax. I tried and remelted the wax on a lower temp. thinking the wax was too hot when poured, but I got the same results. Any tips on how to fix this? Thank you.
Preserving Friendship when Kids Don't Get AlongHow do I tell a dear friend that my child does not want to be friends with her child, and not ruin the friendship?
Removing Pumpkin MildewThere is white powdery stuff on my pumpkins. I'm assuming it's powdery mildew. The leaves are already turning brown, and I'm worried that I will loose my pumpkins before Halloween. Does powdery mildew affect the pumpkins themselves, and if so how can I save them from going bad? Please help! Thanks.
Recipes Using Condensed MilkLast week I've got 2 cans of Nestle Full Cream sweetened condensed milk and I don't know how to use it. Does anyone know some recipe using condensed milk? Thanking you in anticipation.
Light Spot On Wood Floor After Cleaning Up Old UrineI had dark urine dog stains on my hardwood floor and I used the hydrogen peroxide technique however I may have used too much or left it on for too long because now that area of my floor is noticeably a lighter shade than the rest of my hardwood floor! HELP!
Baking Without EggsHi, I am a vegetarian! I don't want to use eggs in baking and other cooking because the chickens are treated horribly. I would like recipes for cakes, cookies, other desserts, scones, breads, and main courses that can be made successfully without eggs.
Hard Water Staining My Clothes YellowHard water is staining my clothes yellow. Any advice
How Do You Tell Someone About Bad Breath?How do you tell a nice guy he has breath odor without hurting his feelings?
Squishy Sound From SandalsI just bought a pair of Bass sandals. They're comfortable suede, but with each step I take, the air is compressed out of the footbed, making a squishy sound. Anyone know how to stop the sound?
Bulk Foods Near Owensboro, Kentucky or TennesseeWhere can I find bulk food stores near Owensboro, Ky or Tennessee
Removing Melamine Paint From PolyesterWe used a Melamine paint and accidentally 1 drop was detected on a polyester sheer drape after it dried.
Natural Weed ControlNatural recipes or products that will kill weeds and not grass. Tips from the ThriftyFun community.
Vacuum Seal and Freeze Fresh VegetablesCan you freeze corn on the cob and banana peppers fresh from the garden? Also, can you vacuum seal those and if so, how long will they keep?
Help Selling Homemade Doll ClothesHi I am eleven years old and get very many compliments on how well I crochet. I like making hats, booties/socks and other clothes for my dolls and was thinking about selling on ebay... And yes I am aware of copyright and my mom, Jamesia, will check every pattern before I even start the project. I mostly make up my own patterns. I need to know the price range I should sell in on ebay and such! Thanks SO MUCH!
Alternatives To Shock For PoolsIs there anything I can put in my pool instead of Shock?
What is The Difference Between General And Family Practice Doctors?Hi, everyone, just a question. Does any one know the difference in a General Practice doctor and a Family Practice doctor. There was a question at work yesterday. Thank you to whoever answers.
Recycling Contact LensesDoes anyone know what to do with old but still usable contact lenses? Can they be donated? Does it matter if they're soft or hard, semi-permeable lenses? I know the Lions Club used to take old eyeglasses.
Looking For Snowman Pattern For JarsI want to paint snowman faces on glass quart jars but I'm not much of a painter. Could someone tell me an easy way to do this? I've looked for patterns for this but haven't found any as of yet. Help?
Painting Ceramic Floor TilesDoes anyone know if it is possible to paint old ceramic floor tiles? My kitchen floor is covered in really ugly old tiles and I would like to freshen the room up in an economical way. Thank you
Gymnastics Birthday PartyI am having my 12th birthday party and I want it too be cool. I am not too concerned about it being the best party ever. But, there is one problem: I am in love with gymnastics, but not all of my friends are. I want to go to an open gym and hang out there for a while and play on the equipment. There are trampolines there and a pit, too that people can play on that doesn't really take a lot of skill and is fun. It is $60 and I am gonna pay with my own money. Do you think it's worth it? Please help!
What Causes Oily Skin?What really causes excess production of oil on the face? Is it the sugar, wheat, oil we eat. What causes excessive activity in our sebaceous glands?
Aphids on My RosesAphids are invading my roses, anything organic that I can use? Try washing them off with the garden hose first. A few high-pressure bursts of water will dislodge most of them.
Alternatives To A Swiffer?What is the best alternative to the Swiffer dry mop?