October 19, 2007

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Recipes

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Yeast CornbreadScald milk; stir in sugar, salt and butter. Cool until lukewarm. Measure warm water into large bowl. Sprinkle yeast on water and stir until dissolved; then stir into warm milk mixture. Add eggs, flour and corn meal.

 

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Zucchini Egg Foo YungGrate zucchini coarsely. Mix in next 5 ingredients. Fry by tablespoons full in hot oiled skillet, turning once when golden brown. Arrange on platter and top with the sauce.

 

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Orange Butter SpreadMix butter, powdered sugar and powdered orange peel and let stand 24 hours. Add orange juice concentrate. Stir and spread.

 

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Gazpacho With Beef Consomme'Blend onion, cucumber, pepper and tomatoes in blender. Place in large bowl and add tomato juice, consomme', oil, lemon juice, Tabasco, salt and pepper. Stir well. Let sit at room temperature about 3 hours to blend flavors well.

 

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Au Gratin Hash BrownsIn a large bowl, combine the hash browns, cheese, onion, salt and pepper. In another bowl, combine the sour cream and soup. Pour over potato mixture and mix gently to combine.

 

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Cherry Cheesecake DessertCombine cornstarch and sugar; add to cherries. Cook until thickened and pour over cooled filling. Refrigerate until serving time.

 

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Chicken and Asparagus CasserolePreheat over to 375 degrees F degrees F. Sift flour, 1/2 of salt, and onion salt into melted butter. Stir in cream. Cook, stirring until thick. Pour rice into a 2-quart shallow baking dish (I use a 9x13 inch dish).

 

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Peaches 'N Cream DessertCombine the crumbs and butter and pat into an 8 inch square pan. Combine juices and heat to boiling. Add marshmallows and stir until dissolved. Cool and add peaches.

 

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The SaladTear greens, add croutons to taste and crumble bacon in large salad bowl. Sprinkle 1 tsp. per person of cheese mix over prepared salad, add dressing and toss.

 

Articles

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Look For Free Calendars Before The New YearNow is the time of year to be looking for the free calendars for the upcoming new year. My husband has come home in the past few weeks with free calendars from one of our local repair shops, some from our insurance man (one being in magnet form and one to hang on the wall.

 

Flour Jar

Saving Money on FlourTips for saving money on flour from the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas.

 

Recycled Rubberband Keeper

Recycled Rubberband KeeperRubberband Keeper AKA Mini hanger for socks. The rubber bands will all be kept on the area where the socks hung. Take a rubber band, slip knot around the end that kept the socks from sliding off.

 

Spider Pencil

Spider PencilHere's a quick and easy project your kids will love. Use the pencils as party favors or to make homework less of a chore.

 

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Add Food Coloring When Spraying For WeedsA helpful tip for when spraying large areas - put a drop of food colouring in the spray pump and you always know where you have been! Saves time and money as you are not wasting the product or going over an area twice.

 

tree with fall colors

Autumn Leaves in the Front YardThis is my maple tree in my front yard with all the colors changing.

 

Baxter The CatBaxter is 4 years old and he is just the average cat. I got him through a rescue center here called "Alley Cat Rescue". They were having an adoption-a-thon at the pet store. I knew he was the one for me when he was sitting there all alone. He was a Valentines Day present to myself.

 

dried apples

Dehydrating Fruits and VegetablesThe next time you go to the grocery store and they are having a great sale or your garden is overproducing, try my friend Amy's trick for easy winter soups.

 

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Use Washclothes Instead Of SpongesInstead of buying sponges or "made for cleaning" clothes, I purchase an inexpensive package of white wash clothes from a discount department store. They are good for washing dishes and cleaning the surfaces in the kitchen and bathrooms.

 

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Film Containers for NeedlesI use the containers from 35mm film to store my yarn needles in. That way they are handy and I don't lose them anymore.

 

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Garbage Disposal Can Cause OdorsI have lived in an apartment for 3 years. In that time, I could never get rid of a smell coming from the sink. I tried bleach, soda and vinegar, and bought disposal cleaner. Nothing worked.

 

Saving Money on Baking Supplies

Saving Money on Baking SuppliesTips for saving money on baking supplies from the ThriftyFun community. Buy supplies during that special period between Halloween and Thanksgiving. That's when the sugar, flour, chocolate chips, coconut, yeast, etcetera, go on sale for unbelievably low prices.

 

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Add Rope Lights To Top Of CabinetsUse rope lighting on top of your kitchen cabinets or on top of your dining room hutch. It's a very nice and subtle way to show off your creativity

 

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Packing Baked Goods for a Bake SaleWhen our church has a bake sale, I take several of the cardboard box bottoms (that cases of canned soda pop comes in from the store). If a bake sale customer buys quite a few plates of baked goodies, all can be placed in the cardboard box bottoms.

 

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Freeze Whole TomatoesIf you have too many tomatoes from your garden, put them in a brown paper bag and put them in your freezer. When you are ready for your favorite tomato recipe, just take them out and run them under cold water.

 

Questions

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Ebay vs. Garage Sales?Which do you think is more profitable, Ebay or garage sales? Why?

 

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Greasing Garbage Disposal Wheel?My garbage disposal won't turn. The motor is not burnt out and there are no obstructions. If I take the bottom plate off, is there somewhere I can grease or WD-40 to make wheel turn freely when wall switch is turned on?

 

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Lavender Oil in Laundry?I started making homemade fabric softener (baking soda, vinegar). It works really well in making clothes soft! I also add lavender essential oil, as described in the recipe. It stated 5-8 drops. Well, it smells wonderful until I use it in the rinse cycle. The finished laundry has no smell at all of the lavender!

 

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Cleaning Memory Foam Pad?How do you clean memory foam mattress pads?

 

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Stove Top Cornbread?Looking for a recipe to make cornbread on stove top. Thank You

 

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Mayetta's Chili?Many years ago I had a recipe for "Mayetta's Chili"; so different and so good. Does anyone else out there have it, too?

 

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Biting Insects in Carpet?I have a 10 year old son with cerebral palsy who has his face to the floor while he plays cause he can't sit up on his own. He has got these bites on different parts of his body. It's too late in the season for fleas. So what could it be that is biting him? And how do I get rid of the problem in my carpet? THANKS!

 

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Durable Hardwood Flooring?I need your expertise here on hardwood flooring. We are going to be building a new home and I need to know which is the best color and most durable hardwood floor we can get. I want a color that doesn't show every foot print, every speck of dirt and dust shortly after it's cleaned.

 

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Cleaning a Moses Basket?I am expecting my second baby in 6 weeks and need to clean up a palm moses basket which has been stored in the loft. It needs disinfecting thoroughly before I place a newborn in it - is there a way to do this without soaking it in chemicals?!

 

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Inexpensive Winter Wedding?I need a place to get married that will be cheap! I am flexible with my dates but I have always wanted a winter wedding!

 

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Travel Packages from Sydney?Any ideas for cheap luxury packages from Sydney to a really nice beach area for 2 weeks holiday?

 

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