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Muncho MuffinsPut buttermilk and raisins bran in a bowl and let stand while sifting sugar, flour, salt and soda together in a very large bowl. Add eggs, melted butter and buttermilk-bran mixture.
Pan-Seared Steaks with Mushroom GravySeason steaks. Cook steaks in large nonstick skillet to desired doneness, turning once. Remove from skillet, and keep warm. Heat butter in pan drippings.
Broccoli-Peanut Stir-Fry with NoodlesCook noodles according to package directions. Drain. Keep warm. Meanwhile, melt butter in 12 inch non-stick skillet until sizzling; add broccoli, carrots and garlic.
Tiramisu BowlBeat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in milk. Add dry pudding mixes; mix well. Stir in 2 cups of cool whip.
Easy Danish Apple DessertIn a 9x13-inch pan, mix flour, butter and sugar. When well mixed, pat in bottom of pan. Spread pie filling over crust. Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes.
Favorite PunchMix juices and water. Pour over ice and add ginger ale when serving.
Oh Henry BarsMix together margarine, syrup, sugar and vanilla. Stir in oatmeal. Use Pam or grease 9x13 inch pan. Pat in mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 12 minutes.
Hot Clam DipHave cheese at room temperature. Combine all ingredients in double boiler and cook until cheese is melted. Season to taste. Serve with crackers.
$10 Dinners: Chicken and Rice SoupThis recipe was created entirely with ingredients I had on hand, mostly leftovers. I had a house full of sick boys who needed chicken soup. Rather than opening up a couple of cans, I decided to throw this together.
Spaghetti and Meatballs Halloween CostumeTo make this simple costume, cut a platter from a large circle of cardboard with a hole in the middle for child's legs to fit through. Tie on some off-white yarn strings like suspenders.
Saving Money on Drapes, Blinds and Window TreatmentsTips for saving money on Drapes, Blinds and Window Treatments from the ThriftyFun community. Do you have any tips to share? Please post them below!
End of Growing Season CanningToward the end of the growing season as production is slowing down, I begin canning a concoction I call Vegetable Medley.
Understanding Food AdditivesKnowing what is really in the food we eat can sometimes be a mystery, and so with this article I hope that I can give you some information that you can use and be a more informed consumer. If you know what some of the additives are and why they are put into your food than you can decide for yourself if this is something that was needed or if it was an additive that you would rather do without.
Colored Applesauce For KidsThis is for applesauce, I am sure everyone has done this. You can add kool-aid of any color and you will have orange, red, grape, etc. We did this at Head Start and the kids loved it.
Toy Octopus for a KittenThis is a craft to make for a kitten or a playful older cat. I took the plastic strips off of frozen juice cans, put them together so that all the round loops faced the same way and wrapped an elastic band around the base of the loops.
Superhero Potty Training IncentiveThis has worked for two of my boys. I made a chart with pictures of their favorite super hero. When they made it to the end of the chart (going potty moves your forward, accidents send you back) they get to call the superhero.
Making Consistently Sized CookiesFor cookies that are a consistent size when you bake them, roll your cookie dough into a log and wrap with plastic wrap. Place it in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Cut the log into slices using dental floss and place them on your cookie sheet.
Orange Jammer Purse For HalloweenTake 3 jammers and sew together side by side 4 times. Then take 2 jammers and sew on top of each other 2 times for the sides. Sew three more on top of each other for the bottom.
Use Reusable Gift WrapI was helping an older lady pick up the gift wrap and get it ready to be tossed. I was middle aged at the time and she was probably the age I am now. After we filled up 2 toilet paper cartons, we both declared we would never spend another nickel on gift wrap.
Mascara Remover and Face WashDon't spend a lot of money on fancy named eye creams and mascara remover. Johnson's Baby Shampoo (No Tears) is great. A bottle will last for ever. Just put a nickel size in your hand put on lashes and rinse it off. The best thing is No Tears and it's cheap!
Smurf (Chow Chow)Smurf is 10 years old and is a Chow Chow. I got her from a breeder.She likes to sleep. She love food, and hates cats and monkeys.
Trouble Printing Pages on Computer?I hope someone can help me. Sometimes when I print something out, the print is so small. It doesn't come out like it shows on the page. I don't know if I changed something or what but it never use to do that. How can I make it print like it shows on the website?
Lap Weaving Square Loom Patterns?Would any one have a pattern for a lap weaving square loom?
Making a Scarf with the Flower Loom?How do you make scarfs with the flower looms?
Pricing to Sell Baked Goods?A friend and I are doing a last-minute craft show. To "fill-in" our space, we want to have some baked goods, but have no idea as far as pricing! We will have a couple of cakes (at least one selling by the slice), cookies, brownies, etc. They will all be made from scratch, no mixes! Any help will be appreciated.
Recipes Using Yellow Mustard?I need the help of this creative community. Does anyone have suggestions for using mustard? Plain old fashion yellow mustard? I have an over abundance. I'm looking for baking recipes. Nothing that involves relishes or sauces. It needs to be something consumable as in meal wise. Any takers?
Battery Operated Candles?With the holidays coming soon I am on the lookout for single candles to put in my windows. However I do not want any electric cords. I need them to be run by batteries I guess and last a good while.
Spray Mixture to Attract Ladybugs?A few days ago I was reading a post and there was a link to a thriftyfunner's garden wherein was posted a spray mix to attract ladybugs. I've been away from home for a couple of days and now I can't find it. I want to give it to my daughter to attract ladybugs to her yard.
Removing Varnish on Demin?How do I remove varnish on denim? It's not a fresh stain.
Potato Recipes?I would like for you all to share some new ideas on fixing potatoes. Sweet or others, it doesn't really matter.
Fall Themed Graphics for Glass Block Lights?I need graphics for my Fall (Thanksgiving or Halloween) glass block lights that I can print off the computer for free. Does anyone know of any websites?
Preparing Food for a Thanksgiving Banquet?I am having a church Thanksgiving banquet. I need to know how much mash potatoes, corn, green beans, and gravy to prepare for 70 - 80 people.
Getting Rid of Spiders with Moth Balls?I have a problem. I have had a new home built. I noticed spiders inside the home (bunches). I asked the contractor what to do? He told us to put moth balls inside the crawl space under the house and it will make the spiders and mice stay away.
Adhering and Preserving Leaves on Slate?I have just returned from Aspen, Co and have some yellow Aspen leaves I am drying in a flower press. I would like to permanently affix these to pieces of slate. Please advise as to how I should do this and preserve them once adhered. Thanks bunches!
Pictures of Glass Block Crafts?What are the "Glass Block Crafts"? They sound interesting, but I don't know what they are? Does someone have a picture of one? I might like to make one! Any help would be appreciated!
Recipes for Convection Ovens?Does anyone have a good step-by-step recipe for a counter top convection oven? I acquired mine without a booklet and the first time I tried to make a cake, it came out with a "Bob's Big Boy" curlicue on top, and it was icky dry. Cookies were crispy outside, but wet on the bottom (too high a temp. probably). So far, I've used it to make jerky and beer can chicken, but I'd love to branch out. Help.
Trouble Downloading on the Internet?I hope someone can help me. When I go to download something or go to a coupon page to get coupons when I hit download the screen automatically goes blank and at the bottom left hand side it says Done - without even downloading. I was always able to download before through Adobe and now it doesn't seem to work. Is there a way to find out if I still have Adobe on my computer and could there be something on here that is causing it to be blocked?
Adding a New Dachshund to Our Family?I currently have two nine year old dachshunds (Gabby and Avery). Next month I am somewhat inheriting another dachshund. He is only 6 months old. My boy dog that I already have is very passive and I know he won't mind the new boy, but my girl dog is very aggressive towards other dogs.
Smoke Damage in a Van?I need suggestions on how to remove smoke damage. My son is going to Welding school, he uses our old mini van for transportation. He carries all his welding supplies in the back of the van, some of it in a big plastic bucket.