September 13, 2007

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Old Fashioned Puff PancakeMelt butter in 10 or 12 inch skillet or 9x13 inch glass baking dish. Turn to let butter coat sides. With fork mix eggs, milk, flour, salt and nutmeg. Pour batter into skillet or baking dish and bake at 425 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until puffed and golden.

 

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Sweet Popcorn MixMix popcorn and cereal in large bowl. Drizzle margarine over popcorn mixture, tossing frequently to coat. Mix sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle on popcorn mixture, tossing frequently to coat evenly.

 

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Tangy Yogurt DipMix all ingredients, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with fresh veggies or tortilla chips.

 

Articles

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Reuse Bread Bags For LunchesThis is not destined to save gobs of money, but every saving money tip helps. I have a big family and a husband who requires sandwiches every day for work, therefore we go through bread bags FAST!

 

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A Box for DonationsI keep a box handy for donations to charity. Taped on the box is a blank donation form to list the items on. When the box is full I donate and get another blank for my next box.

 

Church (Tabby)Church is 3 years old and she is a tabby. I got her through a litter my orange cat had. Church loves to chase our ferret. She is a good momma and is very lovable with my son, Jon.

 

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Repair Your Box Spring Instead Of ReplacingInstead of buying a new box springs, I ripped the old cover and padding off of our current box springs. I padded the box springs with polyester padding and a padded bedspread. I used plastic tie down strips to anchor the padding to the springs.

 

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Use a Notebook for Teacher CorrespondenceI'm not sure how many teachers are already doing this, but even if she/he asks for a folder to put their notes and worksheets in (for younger grades), use a cheap 70 page spiral notebook so you can exchange notes.

 

Children sitting on the floor looking at books.

Farm Book For Visiting BoysMy 2 nephews, age 1 and 4, came for a visit while on vacation. I wanted to give them something to remember their trip to our house.

 

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Turn Mugs Into Gift CandlesA good way to use old mugs or even punch cups is to set a few cups on a tray, each one containing store bought votives (normally it takes two). Set the tray in the oven on 250 degrees F and let the candles melt.

 

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Frugal Tips For Electric Bill SavingsI just wanted to share my energy savings tips! Our electric bill kwh hour jumped almost double so I had to come up with something to help. It all sort of played out slowly.

 

Riesentruabe Tomato This is a Riesentruabe tomato. The tomatoes start out separate but grow together as they ripen. The tomatoes can be pulled apart like cloves of garlic for use.

 

Sunflower

Tips for Growing SunflowersTips for growing sunflowers from the ThriftyFun community. Plant them in full sun. Plant seeds 1 inch deep and 6 inches apart (or according to package directions). Water well after planting.

 

Questions

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When Are You Ready For Your First Child?Yes, me and my husband want to have our first baby and nobody in our family's think we are ready and everybody wants us to wait...what should we do?

 

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Advice For Dealing With a Frizzy Mohawk?I have really thick and frizzy hair. I recently cut it into a mohawk...

 

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Creating a King From 2 Twin Beds?I would like information on making a foam or other kind of strip to connect 2 twin beds, to make them a king. This would bridge the gap. Thank you for any help!

 

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Can Pregnancy Change Your Bloodtype?My mom had her blood typed recently and was shown to be B+.

 

A dandelion blowing seeds in the air.

Roundup Alternative?Alternatives to using Roundup and other commercial brands. It would be tempting to go on an extended tirade about the consequences of using synthetic chemicals like Roundup on your yard and garden, but I won't.

 

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