September 6, 2007

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Triscuit TreatsMix all ingredients together except crackers. Put small amount on Triscuit. Place on cookie sheet and place under broiler for 1-3 minutes. Watch closely! Serve warm.

 

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Roasted Creamed Corn (Freezer Meal)This recipe is for all of those that have a good supply of corn at this time of year. This is delicious. Cut fresh corn off the cob till you have 24 cups (I needed 5 dozen to get this amount).

 

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Grandma's Soft Raisin CookiesBring raisins and water to boil, then simmer until all water is absorbed. Cool. Mix sugars and shortening until creamy. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Add baking powder, soda and salt to flour.

 

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Red Potato SaladTwo versions of red potato salad.

 

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Crystal Pickle ChipsCombine green pepper, onions, cucumbers and garlic. Sprinkle with salt, ice water and cubes; let stand 2 hours. Remove garlic and drain.

 

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Upside-Down Peach CakeArrange peaches in a buttered 13x9-inch baking dish. Combine strawberry, peach gelatin in a small bowl. Sprinkle about 3/4 of the mixture evenly over peaches and dot with butter. Prepare cake mix as directed on package.

 

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Deluxe Taco SoupBrown ground beef and small onion. Drain any fat off and put in large kettle. Add remaining ingredients (except cheese and tortilla chips); bring to a boil.

 

Articles

What Is This Mexican Flower?The blossom seems part of a shrub and was photographed in southern Mexico. Any ideas what the name or genera might be?

 

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Fire Hats as Kids' Party Serving BowlsIf you are doing a kids fire fighter theme party use new plastic fire helmets to hold popcorn, chips, etc. Makes cute decor, useful and can be washed out when done and given to kids.

 

Butterfly and Zinnia

Butterfly and ZinniaButterfly and Zinnia photo

 

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Keep Your Favorite Drink ColdTo keep carry along drinks from becoming hot too soon, or watery from ice, try this. Take a clean empty drink bottle and pour about an inch or two of whatever drink you like in it, and freeze.

 

Berber Carpet Remnants

Berber Carpet RemnantsI found this berber carpet remnant (13 feet x 17 feet) at our local Habitat Thrift Store. I only paid $30 for it and it was brand new! Most Habitat resale stores will carry home improvement deals left over from housing projects.

 

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Switch To Using Aluminum CansCurrently I get 57 cents a pound for aluminum cans. I am not only reducing waste by switching from plastic bottles to cans, but also earning some money. I have made 5 dollars in less than a month as a single person.

 

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Removing Smudges from CD'sKeeping in mind that CD's should be cleaned as little as possible, if you'd like remove smudges, apply a little rubbing alcohol to a clean white cotton cloth and wipe it ACROSS the CD. Never use a circular motion when rubbing, as this will create scratches.

 

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Add Sour Cream To Boxed StroganoffDo you want to add a little zing to your Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff? Well, prepare by following the directions and, right before you serve it, add 1/2 of regular or fat-free sour cream! It makes it oh-so yummy! Yea, I know that last sentence sounded a little cheesy but, what the heck, it's true!

 

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Baskin and Robbins Birthday ClubIf you join Baskin and Robbins birthday club you get a coupon for a free ice cream cone on your birthday and $3 off an ice cream cake? Mine is tomorrow!

 

Rainbow CloudThis picture was taken earlier this summer in my back yard when I was working out there. I looked up in the sky and saw this.

 

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Bring Your Own Vase to the FloristWhen buying flowers from a flower shop, take your old vase with you and save 50 cents to $3.00, depending on vase size. If you're like me, you don't have enough storage space to store those you've collected over time anyway.

 

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Instructions For Removing Sink TrapMy daughter dropped her diamond down the drain. She called a local plumber who said there would be a service call charge of $55.00 plus a charge to locate the ring. I called my brother in law who does plumbing.

 

Butterfly Baby Shower Cake

Butterfly Baby Shower CakeThis is a photo of a shower cake I baked and decorated for a baby shower this weekend. The colors of the napkins were all bright neon colors and McCormick food coloring now sells neon cake coloring. I chose a patchwork pattern, and marked my pattern on the top of the cake with a toothpick, before decorating.

 

Frugal Landscaping Tips

Frugal Landscaping TipsTips for saving money on landscaping supplies and plants. I work around a very busy Metro area. Recently, the landscapers were replacing the spring flowers/bulbs with summer plantings. They were throwing the spring plants out!

 

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Make Money by Selling Old BooksI went through my books and DVD's and had some electronics I no longer use. I have made several hundred dollars by selling them on Amazon and eBay or try craigslist!

 

Questions

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Preventing Deer From Eating Roses?Tips from the ThriftyFun community for preventing deer from eating your roses. To keep deer from eating plants: a friend goes to beauty shops and gets the hair that has been cut and takes it home and hangs it on fences around the plants.

 

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Retirement Party Theme Ideas?My mom is officially retiring on Dec. 31. My sister and I would like to give her a retirement party. I am looking for theme ideas and is it OK for us kids to give it to her or should we leave it up to someone else?

 

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Paint Chipping Off Metal Sink?My sink was bought new years ago and is metal with paint over it. The paint is chipping off. Anyone know of what kind of paint I could buy to repaint it? I have already tried patching it to no avail.

 

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Making Homemade Pot Scourer?Does anyone know of a way to make a pot scourer or scrubber that will last? I'm tired of buying reversible sponges that I have to throw away after a week. I have seen some instructions for making one out of nylon yarn, but I've misplaced them. Thank you in anticipation!

 

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Ideas for Combining Boy's 1st Birthday and Baptism Party?Does anyone have frugal ideas for combining a 1st birthday party/baptism party for a little boy? It will be held in July. I would like ideas for favors, decorations, and invitations for approximately 100 people. The Godparents are taking care of the cake and baby's outfit.

 

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Affordable Alternative To Carpeting?I hate carpet but cannot afford to lay new flooring at this time. I heard something about some kind of spray paint for inside homes. Can you advise me? Thanks!

 

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Removing Stain From Black Cotton Pants?I have got a stain on my pant i.e from my hubby's pants, because of washing in the machine together. It's a black pant with gray marks on it, how do I get rid of them. It's pure 100% cotton. The stain is the colour is come from other pant while washing.

 

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Getting Gum Out Of Clothes That Have Been Laundered?Washed and dried a load of clothes with gum ,how do I get the gum out?

 

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Carnival Themed 30th Birthday Party for Husband?Having a carnival themed 30th Birthday party for my husband and ideas?

 

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Repairing Bathing Suit?My puppy chewed a portion of my bathing suit. There are no pieces missing just a slight hole. Does anyone know how or if it can be repaired and if so what should I do?

 

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Removing Beetroot & Mayonnaise From Cotton?My husband dropped a mixture of beetroot and mayonnaise on his work cotton stripped shirt.

 

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How Long Before Using Newly Painted Bathroom?Any one know how long you need to wait on showering in a repainted bathroom? Don't want the moisture mess up the paint job.

 

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How To Paint a Cement Floor?What is the best way to paint a cement porch floor? I would love to brighten up my porch for next year but want to do it right the first time...but I know NOTHING about types of paints, sealers, etc. Is one way better than another? Thanks.

 

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How Do I Install a Ceiling Fan?How do I install a ceiling fan?

 

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Decoupaging Fabric To Glass?Does anyone know how to decoupage fabric to a glass block light?

 

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Donating a Leather Coat for Crafts?I have a brown leather coat with a tear in the back. Who can I give it to for crafts?

 

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Removing Black Urine Stain On Hardwood?I just found a nasty black stain on the hardwood floor under my daughter's bed. She hid a pair of underwear she had an accident in and apparently the urine has turned the floor jet black .. is there anything I can use to remove the stain without sanding down the wood? I don't think the floor has much of a finish left on it but it's a rental and I don't want to get stuck footing the bill to have the floor redone! Thanks for any suggestions!

 

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How Do You Affect The Growth Of Marigolds?How do you affect the growth of marigolds?

 

Looking For Borden Wallpaper, Pattern #WB337?I am in need of 3 rolls of the attached wallpaper border. I originally found this border at K-Mart but it's been a few years ago. It is manufactured by Borden, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio and the pattern number is WB337. If you have any info to help me, please email me at vhilmer AT gmail.com. Thank you.

 

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Homemade Cover For Baby Wipe Case?How to make a cover for baby wipe case?

 

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Clear Or Frosted Glass Block Lights?I am interested in making glass block lights, but I am not sure which type is the best to use. I read clear is the best but then I also read that the frosted is the best. Do any of you have a suggestion?

 

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White Suit Turned Gray At Dry Cleaners?I recently took a really expensive white suit jacket and pants to the dry cleaners for the first time. When it came back it had a gray tint to it, doesn't look white any longer. Is there anything I can do to fix the items?

 

Uses For Soldering Cylinder?We use these cylinders at work, to hold on our solder. Can anyone think of an idea for these? I get these for free and I just don't have a clue.

 

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Grants For Seniors To Buy a Home?I would like to buy a house for me and my husband where we can control the environment we live in. We need a grant to do so. Where do we go or how do we apply.

 

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Homecoming Float With Super Hero Theme?I need some ideas for a homecoming float. The theme is Super Heroes. We are the Rebels and are playing the Spartans. Any ideas?

 

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14th Birthday Party With Hawaiian Sleepover Theme?I need help! I want to have a sleepover for my 14th birthday and to have it in a tent in my garden.

 

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High Scool Dance With "Black & White" Theme?We are having a high school dance next week with a "black & white" theme and need decorating ideas for our gym.

 

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Recipe For Bleach Water Remedy For Parvovirus?I need the recipe for how many spoonfuls of water and bleach to give your puppy for parvovirus. I will be getting a new puppy next week and would like to know in case he gets the virus. He is a Chihuahua and Feist mix.

 

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Looking For The Name & Artist Of Late '80s Song?I'm trying to remember a late 80'song I think, but all I can remember is a guy sitting in an log cabin on a rocking chair and he is singing, and then all the animals heads on the wall around him start singing with him. At first I thought it was a George Michael clip and then Richard Marx, but I can't seem to find the tune on any of their songs. Does anyone remember seeing this clip or am I imagining it all?

 

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Is Paint Still OK To Use After 2 Years?I have some paint that is two years old. Will it be ok to use it? Is it still good?

 

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Basketball Themed Birthday Cake?I am throwing my 11 year old son a birthday party and he wants a basketball theme cake. does anyone have any ideas what to make the basketball hoop out of? I am making the cake myself to save money. Thanks

 

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Transplanting a Butterfly Bush?Can a butterfly bush be transplanted after it has been planted in the ground for 13 months? It was given in memory of my 20 year old son's murder in 7/06.

 

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Looking For Products From the '70s?Any web sites that sell products from the past years of nineteen seventy, i.e. shampoo and conditioner, gee your hair smells terrific, puka shell necklaces, or mood rings. Any item from that time period 1976 to 1979, please legitimate sites only thanks.

 

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