October 25, 2007

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Recipes

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Pumpkin Recycling (To Roast or Not to Roast!)Peter Piper Picked a Profoundly Plump Pumpkin - Now what does he do with it?Try using this versatile squash in many ways.

 

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Cinnamon Ice CreamIn saucepan, combine sugar, water and cinnamon for syrup. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth and sugar is dissolved. Set aside.

 

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Cherry Cream DessertFor crust: mix all ingredients together. Press into the bottom of a buttered 2 qt. glass dish. Bake at 325 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Cool.

 

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Okra and TomatoesA nutritious side dish to enjoy with okra.

 

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Glazed Carrot Raisin CupcakesPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place liners in 24 (2 1/2-inch) muffin pan cups. Set aside. Combine cake mix, soup, water and eggs in large bowl and mix according to package directions.

 

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Barbecue RibsPlace ribs in shallow pan. Mix remaining ingredients and cook together 30 minutes to thicken. Pour sauce over ribs. Cook covered in oven for 1 1/2 hours. Remove ribs and cool enough to skin off fat from sauce.

 

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Herb ButterMix all ingredients well and chill. Remove from refrigerator a few minutes before serving.

 

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Shrimp in Spicy Mustard SauceHere's a great shrimp dish I make quite often. The original recipe came out of an old Weight Watcher cookbook, but as always (something I learned from my Grandma) I usually throw in a few extras to make it taste better and substitute some ingredients, but it's still healthy cooking.

 

Articles

Mulching Leaves from an Old MapleMulching Leaves from the Old Maple. We have a huge maple tree that sends down it's glory every fall! My husband rakes them into piles, then uses the lawnmower to run over them several times.

 

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Keep Online Passwords Locked UpI keep my most visited web sites with user id's and passwords written down on a little notebook and locked in a safe. Before I get online, I reference back to the ones I want to visit, then return the notebook back to the safe.

 

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Spray Paint Watermelons For HalloweenWhile working in our field, I noticed all these wild watermelons in various sizes growing in our field. With Halloween around the corner, I decided to use spray paint and decorate them to look like pumpkins.

 

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Use Mailing Labels For Identification When WalkingWhen I go for my daily walk, I usually don't take anything with me including ID. I thought if something should happen to me; heart attack, accident, etc., no one would be able to find out anything about me; where I live, age, etc.

 

Milk Jug Birdfeeder

Milk Jug Bird FeederTake a milk jug and cut holes on two sides. Poke holes in bottom for rain drainage, one below each large hole and one on each side of top. Put wire through top holes for hanger and a skewer through side holes for perches.

 

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Make Your Own ScarecrowI am getting ready to put my scarecrow in the front yard. You can make your own for so much less money, plus you can use your creative side, or in my case my grandson's help to assemble the scarecrow. Here is what you will need.

 

Recycled Doll House

Dollhouse from Recycled ItemsMake a dollhouse from recycled items, have fun and wow the kids!

 

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Candlelight NightI was reading through advice about electrical power outages and what to do. Guess what, sometimes on purpose, we turn off all the electricity and do everything by candlelight, especially when the grandkids are here. It is a fun evening for everyone.

 

Man Standing Next to Gigantic Tomato Plant

Gigantic Tomato PlantMy husband planted this one tomato plant he received from my sister as a birthday present and it grew to over 9 feet tall and had a span of at least 16 feet. The plant yielded an abundance of tomatoes and there are many on the plant to still ripen.

 

Add Googley Eyes To Brighten Your DayGoogley eyes added to any variety of otherwise useless junk from the kitchen or elsewhere can brighten your day,your storage, or cookies for a friend! Try your hand at it and see what happens to your dull day!

 

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Microwave For Moist Leftover RiceLeftover rice too dry? Put it in a ziplock bag, add water, seal, shake, and microwave. Tastes moist and fresh!

 

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Shepeherd's Pie - Cassie's WayIf you would like to make a delicious Shepherd's pie but are running late, here is a quick way I came up with. Make a box of Hamburger Helper as per the instructions on the box, any beef based flavor is fine. Add vegetables of your choice.

 

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Simple Green And Baking Soda For Hair Dye On SkinAfter trying all of the normal methods, I found that the best way to get dried hair dye off of skin is with a combo of Simple Green and baking soda. Not only will it cut through the dye like a hot knife through butter but it will give you a great exfoliation as well!

 

tiny succulent

Frugal Outdoor Garden Gift IdeasIdeas for frugal gardening or yard gift ideas as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. I am thinking something you can attach to a stake for a garden ornament. Check out the dollar stores and see if they have something you can improve.

 

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Use Baking Soda For Cooked On FoodI had attempted to clean a pot that the food was cooked until very hard crust and burned. I attempted to add water and boil to loosen the food but it could not be removed.

 

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Use A Sealed Container For Used Clumping LitterHaving had cats, and litter boxes, all my life I've tried every combination of things to make cleaning out the litter box quick, clean and easy.

 

Two Minpin Chihuahua cross dogs.

Bailey and Lexi (Min-Pin/Chihuahua)Bailey and Lexi are brother and sister. They are 4 1/2 month old Min-Pin/Chihuahuas. We got them from a friend of the family when they were 9 weeks old.

 

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Banana Cake Made With Yellow Cake Mix and Buttermilk?I am looking for a recipe for banana cake made with yellow cake mix and buttermilk.

 

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Dyeing Leather Purse?I have a purple purse and I would like to know if you dye leather and bake the dye into the purse so it does not come off. The shoe maker place told me you have to bake the dye to make it stay from coming off. I want it dyed black.

 

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Paint Advice with Stainless Steel, Cherry Cabinets and Light Brown Counters?We need help with our kitchen paint color. We have stainless steel with cherry cabinets, cherry hardwood floors and light brownish counters. We cannot decide which wall color will best fit the kitchen.

 

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Reception Hall Ideas?I am in the process of planning my wedding but who knew they could be so expensive? I have been looking for reception halls for the past 4 months and I've come up with places that would require me to have 3 part time jobs. Does anyone have any recommendations for me? I would prefer to keep it out of city owned places. Can someone help?

 

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Freezing Alfredo Sauce?Can you freeze Alfredo sauce? Can you freeze cooked pasta (without sauce), and if so, how would you go about defrosting it? Thanks

 

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Slugs Indoors?How do I get rid of slugs indoors?

 

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Transferring Pictures to Fabric?I recently got married and I want to make a memory quilt. We had everyone sign fabric swatches, but I'd also like to include pictures as well. How do I transfer pictures to fabric?

 

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How Much Molasses Is Needed to Turn Sugar Into Dark Brown Sugar?How much molasses do I add to make light brown sugar into dark brown sugar? I have an over abundance of the light. I use more dark brown sugar than light. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

 

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Scotch Guard Suit Jackets?Are you able to Scotch Guard suit jackets?

 

White dog on bed.

Miniature American Eskimo Not Eating?Why won't my dog eat dog food? She is a miniature America Eskimo, good dog but she is not eating any of her wet or dry dog food.

 

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White Trim On Hockey Jersey Turned Pink?I am in charge of washing my son's hockey team's jerseys. Last night was the first time I had to wash them.

 

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Help Making Chicken Fried Steak?I have tried to make fried chicken with no luck. Then today I tried to make chicken fried steak. I was given a top shoulder piece of meat. I found in my cookbook chicken fried steak and you use this cut of meat. What am I doing wrong?

 

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Dealing With Weeds in My Lawn in the Fall?Are there any lawn and garden aficionados that can help this city girl keep up with the Jones'? I'm losing my grass to weeds. It seems to have stopped its summer growth, or at least slowed down in the last few weeks. I found a missing (unopened) bag of lawn food / weed killer in the garage. If I sprinkle some on now, will my poor neglected lawn suffer, or be better for it? The temp right now is mid 70's - high 60's. Would I be better off waiting till early spring?

 

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Remove Makeup Stain From Microfiber Couch?How do I get makeup stains from a microfiber couch?

 

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Making a Magnetic Pin Cushion?How to make your own magnetic pin cushions? I am always sewing and using straight pins for patterns etc. While I have plenty of fabric pin cushions, I find I am always dropping the pins and finding them later when I get stuck with them painfully.

 

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Orange Troll Ideas For Halloween?Anyone have a good idea for an orange troll for Halloween. I already received the one for a ghost and my grandson thinks it's a great idea. Now my granddaughter wants an orange troll and I haven't a clue where to start. Thanks for any ideas

 

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Soap Recipes?Looking for free soap recipes.

 

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Cleaning Services?How much should I charge to clean a 5000 sf house 4 days a week?

 

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Team Building Activities?I need to organize events to increase team spirit and keep the employees in touch in my company. I really need some creative ideas. The activities can be indoor or outdoor, but I prefer that it's mainly indoor.

 

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Bargain Shopping Near Washington D.C.We are driving to Washington, DC and want to do bargain shopping on the way. The only place we know of is the unclaimed baggage store in Scottsboro, AL.

 

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Tips to Curb Cigarette Cravings?I am trying to quit smoking. Any tips on how to control cravings for the cigarettes?. I am doing well on Wellbutrin to where I am down to 6 a day. I am using candy to help with some. Does anyone have any tips as to how to cut back even more and stop smoking for good?

 

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Knot Weed?How do I get rid of Knot weed?

 

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Stopping Insoles From Slipping?Insoles - how do I keep them from slipping around in my shoes? A long time ago I tried using velcro and it worked for 1 pair of shoes, but not the other (I don't recall the details).

 

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Renting Carnival Cut-outs?Does anyone know where to rent those comical cut-outs you see at carnivals, the kind where you can stand behind them to get a picture taken. Your face shows and the body is a scarecrow or moviestar etc. And how about a website that sells custom t-shirts (cheap)?

 

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