October 10, 2007

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Recipes

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Sour Cream PancakesSift dry ingredients together. Add eggs, buttermilk and sour cream. Beat until blended. Stir in melted butter. Cook on greased griddle.

 

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Devilish EggsCut the eggs in half. Remove the yolk and set aside. Mash yolks with a fork and add the mayonnaise and the rest of the ingredients.

 

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Easy Apple MuffinsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or paper-line 18 muffin cups, or 12 large muffin cups. Combine eggs, sour cream and apple pie filling. Add cake mix, but don't over mix.

 

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Delectable Green BeansPlace beans, water and onion in saucepan. Cover; simmer 8 minutes or until tender; drain. Melt butter and saute' mushrooms. Blend in flour, seasoning salt and pepper. Add sour cream and cook until thickened, stirring constantly.

 

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Hazelnut Mocha BrowniesIn a microwave safe bowl, melt 1 cup chocolate chips and butter with coffee granules; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar; stir in chocolate mixture and vanilla.

 

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Russian Spiced TeaMake cloth bag for spices. Put bag into 1 qt. water and boil 10 minutes. Add sugar, then cool. Put tea bags into 1 qt. boiling water and steep 10 minutes.

 

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Busy Day Round Steak SauerbratenCut meat in 1 inch squares and brown in hot margarine. Remove to side dish. In pan add gravy mix and water. Add remaining ingredients. Add meat and turn into 1 1/2 qt. casserole.

 

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Snappy Cheese BakeButter shallow baking dish. Split and seed chili peppers, spread flat on bottom of dish and cover with cheese. Beat eggs, biscuit mix and milk, and pour over peppers. Bake at 350 degrees F degrees F for 1 hour.

 

Articles

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"Bonus Time" at Cosmetic CountersHere's my tip for getting more for your money when it comes to purchasing makeup during the bonus times at the cosmetic counter. For instance, I try to only buy my foundation from Clinique when they are having the bonus buy time.

 

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Add Potato Flakes To Thicken ChiliIf you like your chili thick and your buddy prefers it more juicy, try adding a few potato flakes to make it a little thicker. Do so right in your bowl! It tends to lighten the color but is all the more hardy!

 

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Caddy for Homework and ToolsTo control all the essentials of homework, I bought a box that holds hanging file folders (make it a cute one). I then put tabs for each of my children so I could hold spelling tests, sight words and other papers that we use year round.

 

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Yoda (Orange Tabby)Yoda is an 11 years old orange tabby cat. In 1996 a neighbor of mine gave him to my family and I because she was having a baby and felt that Yoda needed to be with a family that wasn't focused totally on a new baby but could spend plenty of time with him

 

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Rope Lights Under Kitchen CountersI recently had my husband install white rope lights under my kitchen cabinets. The package actually came with hooks that could be attached to the underside of the cabinets with screws. The lights provide nice, soft, indirect lighting for the countertops.

 

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Trade Costumes With FriendsIf you have friends with children the same size or about the same as yours, trade Halloween costumes. This way, each costume will be "new" to each child.

 

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Bag Take Home Leftovers After A Holiday DinnerAfter a family dinner and you have lots of leftovers, sending food home with others can be real chore. You will need locate enough containers to put everything in.

 

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Teach Kids About Needs vs WantsHelp prepare your children to make better financial decisions in the future by teaching them the difference between needs, wants, and wishes.

 

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Cleaning Up After Trimming BushesBefore trimming your bushes, place a king size "old" blanket or sheet under the bush you are going to trim (making sure you cover all the way around the bush and then some.

 

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Good Beadwork Supply and How To SiteHere is a great site for crafters doing bead work, they also feature beading projects.

 

Uses for Old Sweatshirts

Uses for Old SweatshirtsTips for reusing old sweatshirts that aren't fit to wear anymore. Cut off the sleeves with pinking shears and cut two leg holes in the appropriate places with pinking shears and make a doggie sweater for a small dog.

 

Hickory dickory dock pumpkin decoration.

Creative Halloween PumpkinThink outside the box when crafting pumpkins. Note: this one is a fake pumpkin which lasts forever

 

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Write Prices On Grocery PurchasesWhen shopping for groceries and personal items, I write the price with a permanent marker discreetly on the packaging when I place it in the cart.

 

Questions

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Painting Laminate Cabinets?I would like to paint my laminate cabinets. They are a beige/yellow color and I don't mind having a textured look and a little darker. Any suggestions?

 

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Looking For Information About Self Adhesive Glass Block Decorations?I am still having trouble finding out about self adhesive (wallies?)or other cut outs to put on lighted glass blocks. Once I place it on the block, do I need to spray something over it to help it stay?

 

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#HK475805B Butterfly Garden by Home Trends Kids Wallpaper?I need 2 rolls of wall border #HK475805B Butterfly Garden by Home Trends Kids.

 

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Dove Bar Soap Flaky Scalp Remedy?I read a tip, on another site, about using DOVE BAR SOAP [and ONLY DOVE in the bar form] as a remedy to clear up a flaky scalp, instead of shampoo products. Any thoughts or experiences on this out there?

 

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Cleaning Football Pants With Built-in Pads?My two sons play football. The team got new pants this year with built in pads. In the past, I have had the best luck getting out the grass and mud by pre-soaking them.

 

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Making Homemade Necklace Hangers?I am looking for suggestions on home made necklace hangers. I had found some ideas on ThriftyFun, but now can't find them again.

 

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Casserole Recipes Using Egg Noodles?I bought some egg noodles (they happen to be egg-free) at a great price (50 cents for 12 oz). I thought I'd figure out how to cook them later! I know there are noodle casseroles, but don't seem to be able to find many recipes at all.

 

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Cheap Clothing Dye?Cheap alternative dyes from the ThriftyFun community.

 

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Pirate Costume Idea?I'm attending a pirate theme murder mystery dinner for Halloween and need some frugal ideas to go as a, well, pirate.

 

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