November 14, 2007

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Grandmother's Oyster DressingMix sage and hot water. Beat eggs and 1/3 cup water together. Combine all ingredients and let ripen 3-4 hours. For a southern touch, substitute cornbread for half the bread.

 

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Indian RiceMelt half the butter; add rice and onion and saute' until brown. Remove the little black seeds from the whole cardamon, peel and crush, discarding the outer pod. Crumble the bay leaf and saffron.

 

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Spiced PecansMy husband just purchased several bags of pecans from one of the ladies in his office. Her grandpa shells and packages them, so he could not say no. Here is a great tip for yummy nuts to use as a gift or to enjoy yourself.

 

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Hasty HotsMix ingredients and spread on party rye bread. Broil -not long- until light brown.

 

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Pear Pecan SaladDrain pears reserving 1 cup of juice. Bring juice to boil and remove; add Jello and chill until partially set. Blend pears and cheese in blender until creamy.

 

Articles

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Facial Scrub/Mask From Things On HandMy friend and I were messing around; pretty much sticking everything we had ever heard was good for facial masks in a blender and whipping it up. we actually came up with a really nice one! it feels really good.

 

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Septic Tanks Need More WaterConserving water in the toilet tank (eg. filled water bottles inside the tank) is a wonderful idea IF you are not using a septic system. To reduce the amount of water going through the line is to just about guarantee yourself a clog.

 

Uses for Formula Cans

Uses for Formula CansCreative uses for empty formula containers as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. I used them as centerpieces for my son's 1st birthday party.

 

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Free Rice Vocabulary Builder WebsiteHere is a fun site that is educational AND donates money to the United Nations World Food Program. It runs you through words and definitions.

 

Paper hat in shape of turkey with feathers.

Turkey Feathers HatA few craft feathers makes this a fun project to make and wear. Cut a half circle of orange paper. Tape or glue craft feathers along the back of the curved edge.

 

mask design on paper plate

Day of the Dead MasksMaking Day of the Dead masks helps kids have fun and learn about Mexico's traditional celebration!

 

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Turkey Broccoli BakeButter an average-size casserole dish. Put a layer of dressing on the bottom. (Stove Top works fine.) Add a layer of turkey meat, sliced or in pieces. Add a layer of steamed broccoli.

 

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Coffee Cup For Cat WaterI keep an old coffee cup in the bathroom for my cat's drinking bowl. It's super easy to keep filled with clean water and he loves drinking out of a "people cup."

 

Woman dressed as a bowling ball.

Homemade Bowling Ball CostumeI just wanted to share my Halloween costume picture. I went to Walmart and got two standard size hula hoops and a box of 39 gallon lawn and leaf bags. A hula hoop fits right inside the lawn bag and then I taped all the edges to the back with black electrical tape.

 

Crafts with Baby Food JarsUses for glass baby food jars as suggested from the ThriftyFun community.One year for a craft bazaar idea, we made water globes from them. You just use contact cement (grown ups do this part ahead of time and let dry.

 

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Stow Plastic Bags In Your CarHate all those plastic grocery bags laying around? I stuff mine into paper towel tubes and store them in the vehicles for emergency spills or garbage bags.

 

Moo Moo (Sable Ferret)

Moo Moo (Sable Ferret)Moo Moo is a 1 year old Sable Ferret. My girlfriend and I went shopping at Target and stopped at a pet store on the way out. Moo Moo was the biggest and oldest ferret in the glass box he lived for 9 months. He kept getting picked over and I felt so sorry for him.

 

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Garden Hose as a Saw Blade CoverMy garden hose has been left outside neglected too many times but it still has a purpose as saw blade covers! Cut the hose to the length of the blade and slit down the side so that it can be slid over the blade as protection.

 

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Baking Soda and Lemon Juice for Burnt Food StainsTo clean burnt-on food off of a burner pan, first pour enough baking soda to cover the caked on food. Then, pour enough lemon juice to make a paste.

 

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Use Your Wood Heat for Hot Water and MoreUse the heat from your wood-burning fireplace insert to do so much more than heat the house! The top of my insert forms a 12 x 30 inch shelf. We keep a big pot full of water and a full tea kettle on it at all times.

 

Questions

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Product Review For Colonix?Has anyone ever tried Colonix Colon Cleansing program, and if so, what were the results? I would like to know as my father is interested in trying it.

 

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Organizing Hair Supplies?Between my daughter and myself, we have more rubber bands, clips, barrettes, headbands, etc than we know what to do with. I've organized and cleaned out those we don't use, but I'm still left with baskets of hair supplies. Does anyone have any recommendations to making this mess more organized? Any homemade ideas perhaps?

 

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Fixing Smoke Damaged Leather Jacket?I have a leather coat that survived a house fire I cant seem to get the odor out of it. Please help.

 

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Cleaning Oil Stains from Car Carpets?We have a new car and the carpets are tan, we want to keep them up so we can sell the car in a couple of years. Any tips for getting out stains? I think its oil stains from workers boots and some general dirt.

 

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Prizes for Theater Contest?So, what would be a nice and cheap prize for a theater contest?

 

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Minimizing Appearance of Damage on Eyeglasses?My dog chewed on my eyeglasses and scratched them. Is there any way to make the damage unnoticable?

 

What Mix is this Dog?What type of dog is this She is 11 wks. old and is tough. She gets along with our BIG German Shep. They said she was Collie/German Shep. but I don't think so. She almost looks like Rhod. Ridgeback cross?

 

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Recipe Substitute For Onion?I've only been recently diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (in an out of the hospital a lot to the point we are trying Remicade)

 

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Dryer Leaving Oily Spots on Clothing?I am having issues with my dryer leaving what looks like oil spots on a lot of my clothes that will not wash out.

 

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Painting Living Room to Compliment Sage Kitchen?What color should I paint my living room since the kitchen and dining room are sage. I have just ripped out all my carpet and had my red oak hardwoods refinished.

 

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Brush Lines and Streaks in Sateen Lustre Paint?I painted my kitchen walls, I used an oil-based paint to seal my walls (they are wall board). I used a gray primer which I was told to use by the man at my local Home Depot.

 

Material for Pot Holders?What kind of material will protect hands when picking up a hot skillet? You can make a handle potholder from a regular square or rectangular potholder. Take the potholder and fold it in half.

 

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"Christmas in our Town " Christmas Float?Our theme for our Christmas Float is "Christmas in our Town". I am trying to design a float to represent our Church, so we would like to have a Biblical theme.

 

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