November 15, 2007

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Recipes

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Black Forest CrispLayer cherry pie filling, crushed pineapple, slivered almonds, chocolate morsels and flaked coconut in a lightly greased 13x9 inch baking dish. Sprinkle cake mix over layers and dot evenly with butter.

 

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Oat Batter BreadDissolve sugar in water; add yeast. Combine beaten eggs with water mixture and then add all dry ingredients slowly. Mix in melted butter last. Spread in lightly greased 9x13 pan.

 

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Pimento Cheese SpreadTwo recipes for Pimento Cheese Spread

 

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Holiday Pepper AppetizersSpread cream cheese with chives on pepper sections, and top with shredded Cheddar cheese. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.

 

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Viennese Salad BowlMix above ingredients in large salad bowl. Top with warm dressing and sprinkle with croutons.

 

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Royal TurkeyMelt 2 Tbsp. butter in frying pan and add mushrooms. Saute' 10 minutes over medium heat and reserve. In another pan, melt 1/4 cup butter and stir in flour, cayenne and mustard until blended.

 

Articles

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Donate Shredded Paper To Animal SheltersWe have a local pet shelter here that likes the community to donate shredded paper for the animals. They have may uses for the shredded papers. I have a large paper shredder which I use to get rid of junk mail and anything else I don't want to go into the trash whole.

 

Peaches on a tree.

Growing Peach Trees from PitsI want to start peach trees from pits. Do I have to remove the seed from inside the pit first? Tips from the ThriftyFun community. Post your own here.

 

mossy clay pot

Giving Clay Pots an Aged LookHow do you "age" clay pots with the crusty white and green patina? Tips from the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here.

 

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Decorative Things To Make On A BudgetTake old glass bottles (i.e mayo bottles) and pour water resistant paint into them, put the lid back on and swivel the paint around in the bottle to cover the glass. Leave it to dry and you have colourful and cheap vases! Enamel works well.

 

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Use Small Containers In LunchboxHere's a tip that's easy on the wallet and the environment. I use small plastic containers for my son's lunchbox instead of plastic bags. For nonperishable food like chips or cookies, I use the same container all week. It saves space in the dishwasher and wear and tear on the container, plus I don't spend time looking for a matching lid!

 

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Beware of Telephone Calls Asking For Your EmailI just wanted to let you all know that this is happening so you can be on your guard. I don't know why they would want your email address but probably for some sort of scam email. You would get the message, remember the call and think it was more legit.

 

Frugal And Green Laundry

Frugal And Green LaundryI just can't justify wasting warm water and soap so I often plan for at least two loads of laundry and reuse the wash water from the first load to do the second load.

 

Dog with green and white striped hat on.

Maggie May (Golden Retriever Mix)Maggie May Maslowski is about 9, we think. She is a gold retriever mix mutt. We saved her from a fate worse than death from the Animal Care shelter in Oldham County, KY. Our daughter Karas wrote a persuasive letter from school and we fell for it.

 

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Use Old Holiday Bulbs in NightlightsI haven't had to purchase bulbs for our night lights for years. To make this happen, I saved all the holiday bulbs from our old strings of lights when I switched to mini's.

 

Origami Heart

Dollar Origami HeartsWhen were were at a Chinese buffet, I noticed several origami hearts clipped over a glass at the checkout counter. The little Chinese waitress handed one to me to see. It was so neat!

 

Creeping PhloxI just wanted to send in a photo of my creeping phlox in full bloom in the spring. Every several years, they grow out onto the sidewalk. I cut them off with a pruner and take the excess and plant them in an area we have in the back of our lot in order to start new plants (We refer to it as the nursery).

 

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Lowfat "Grilled Cheese"A lowfat way to be able to enjoy a "grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup" is to toast the bread then add cheese and microwave 30 seconds or until the cheese melts! You don't have to load down with the butter and it's still very enjoyable!

 

White bird bath in garden.

Birdbath from Found ItemsThis project consists of two items found at the thrift store. A pedestal of some sort and a dinner plate plus some other items to dress it up. The end result a very pretty bird bath.

 

Craft: Turkey Napkin HolderTurkey place holder or napkin holder for kids. Take paper towel tube and cut off a 4 inch piece and then cut another 2 1/2 inch piece. Using marker, I painted the body on the tubes. You can use felt to cover or paint.

 

Questions

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Reese Witherspoon Haircut StylingI just got side swept bangs like Reese Witherspoon. I gave her the picture and she did it totally wrong. But it looks odd middle parted but all my friends make fun of me for not having side part. When I side part it, it cowlicks and the bangs stick up. Can anyone help.

 

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Quilt Made With Fleece SquaresI am looking for a pattern for a fun quilt made out of fleece in squares. I have seen one but I am not sure where.

 

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Old House Needs New Paint in KitchenI'm looking for suggestions on paint color for my kitchen. The house is 98 years old, the previous owner installed new natural colored wood cabinets (1/2 with glass fronts) and white high gloss 10" sq.ceramic floor tile.

 

Advice for How to Gain WeightI am 24 and weigh 50 kg. After giving birth to my first son almost 6 years ago I just lost 10kg within days even though I was eating normal. When I had my second son 2 years ago I lost even more weight and I can't put any weight on what so ever!

 

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Weight Loss Themed Christmas CardsI'm in a weight loss group online, and we are going to send Christmas cards to each other.

 

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"Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" Christmas FloatI need some ideas for a Christmas Parade float for my daughter's Christian school. The theme is "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas". Any ideas?

 

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Crock Pot Apple CobblerI am looking for an apple cobbler or similar dessert to make in a crock pot to take to Thanksgiving dinner.

 

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Party Mix RecipesDoes anyone have recipes for 'party mixes' that uses nuts, fruits, or cereal. My family loves the Chex party mix and would love to try some new ones. THANKS

 

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Darkening Hair Color with CoffeeI recently spent a lot of $ I did not have to have my hair low lighted and high-lighted. The original goal was to have my bleached red/orange/gold yellow hair darker. However, I got a hair color a tiny bit darker (very little) than what I had been dyeing it myself. No contrast in color at all.

 

Small bird on hand

Birds Showing Up at Your Bird FeederI would like to hear what people in other parts of the country are seeing at their bird feeders. Since the winter finches are making a southerly push this fall, there may be some interesting birds showing up at your feeders.

 

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Finding a Gift for HusbandWhat can I buy for a 59 year old man that isn't interested in sports of any kind? And he has too many clothes now. This man is my husband!

 

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