September 20, 2007

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Recipes

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Easy StromboliHeat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Brown ground beef in medium skillet over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently.

 

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Potato SnacksSet oven control to broil. Cut potatoes lengthwise into eighths. Place potatoes, cut sides down, in ungreased jelly roll pan, 15x10 inches. Brush lightly with oil. Mix remaining ingredients; sprinkle potatoes with half of the mixture.

 

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Bacon Artichoke DipChop artichoke hearts to a pulp. Add other ingredients; stir well; check seasonings; chill. Serve with corn chips or raw veggies for dipping.

 

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German WafflesCombine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and nutmeg. Add salad oil, eggs, milk and vanilla. Beat well and bake in hot waffle iron.

 

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Angel Custard DessertIn the top of a double boiler, combine egg yolks, sugar and half and half. Cook until custard coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat and add gelatin dissolved in water.

 

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Chicken PenneBoil penne noodles until cooked (about 10 minutes). Heat about 1 tsp olive oil in a skillet with the tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the chicken and chickpeas and a couple pinches of basil.

 

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Winnie's Sandwich SpreadMash hard boiled eggs. Add grated carrots. Sprinkle with small amount of salt and pepper and Lawry's seasoning salt. Break cream cheese into small pieces and add to first mixture.

 

Tomato and Basil Pizza

Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes and BasilI found this recipe on foodnetwork.com and it's the best pizza recipe I've ever made. Since the website didn't have a photo, I snapped a photo prior to baking.

 

Articles

Socks As A KittenSocks is 1 year plus a few months, now. He loved to run around the house and terrorize the other pets and people. Unfortunately, he got outside and never came home.

 

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Frugal Tips in the Kitchen1. When using the vacuum sealer to keep meat fresh that I buy on sale, I often find that I need to stack things in the bag like hamburgers. Instead of using wax paper, I use the leftover small parts of vacuum sealer bag to separate the layers of meat.

 

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Brush Your Hair Bottom UpThis is a hair combing or brushing tip for medium to long hair to avoid snarling. Start combing or brushing your hair from the bottom working your way up to the scalp.

 

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Control of Broadleaf Weeds in the LawnA well maintained lawn is an integral part of an attractive home landscape. Unfortunately, dandelion, plantain, and other perennial broadleaf weeds can become problems.

 

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Cool Music - A JokeA boy once asked his dad why he put his radio in a refrigerator. . .

 

Potted Flower Pots

Filler for Flower PotsIdeas for fillers for the base of flower pots from the ThriftyFun community. I have used a small pot upside down in some of my bigger planters. I put a smaller pot upside down in the bottom before I fill mine with dirt.

 

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Use A Face Steamer For Lung CongestionPicked up a little home face steamer by Revlon at a yardsale, thinking that the steam would be good for my sinuses when blocked. And I have found that BREATHING the steam is also good for lung congestion.

 

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Fixing A Misaligned TapeI had a video tape for my VCR that had been recorded with some favorite programs and it became jiggly when we tried to watch it.

 

hummingbird moth

Hummingbird Clearwing MothThis is a Hummingbird Clearwing. At first I thought it was a bee of some sort and I took photos of it and researched it. It is in the moth family. Pretty neat.

 

Tea towel on wooden hanger clothespin bag.

Clothespin Bag from Tea TowelI've been living frugally most of my life and loving it. Always trying to find ways of saving money. My clothes pin bag was worn out and I found a free sewing pattern on a website.

 

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Vegetable Peeler For Fancy Chocolate CurlsTo make chocolate curls for your desserts, use a large milk chocolate bar and shave with a vegetable peeler.

 

Pruning Hydrangeas

Pruning HydrangeasAdvice on how and when to prune hydrangeas from the ThriftyFun community.

 

Photo of three tomatoes.

Tomato Growing SecretsTomato growing secrets submitted from the ThriftyFun community. The number 1 secret for growing great tomatoes is water control. A tomato is 90% water. It needs a constant supply of water measured out on a consistent basis.

 

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Planning For Holiday Dinners A Week AheadFor the holiday dinners, you should plan what you are going to have the week before and cook your desserts the day before the holiday.

 

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Warning About Walmart Flip FlopsHere's a scary story I came accross yesterday. It's about a person who bought Walmart flip flops and had a horrible reaction to them.

 

Questions

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Pattern for Homemade Lincoln LogsAny one have patterns or ideas on making homemade Lincoln logs?

 

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Ideas For Outdoor Harvest PartyI need ideas for outdoor games for a Harvest Party.

 

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Eating Healthy at Fast Food RestaurantsTips for eating healthy at food places. Is it even possible? Post your tips and ideas below!

 

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