January 10, 2008

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Recipes

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Amish Sour Cream PotatoesMix together all potato ingredients and pour into baking dish. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over top.

 

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Beth's Super Pumpkin DessertMix these 3 ingredients together. Bake in 9x13 inch pan at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Top with Cool Whip or ice cream.

 

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Old Fashioned Macaroni and CheeseHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Make white sauce in a medium pan, melt margarine; add flour and salt, and stir until smooth and thick. Then add the milk. Cook over low heat until sauce thickens.

 

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Praline Ice Cream SauceCombine all ingredients in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly 10 minutes or until sauce is thick and smooth. Cool slightly. Serve over vanilla ice cream.

 

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Sweet New Year's OmeletteHello Gentle Friends! Here is my sweet New Year Omelette recipe for you to try and trust me, it is good!

 

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Masa Meal MorningsIf you like hot breakfast cereals, try making corn porridge, Mexican style, using dried masa meal. It's more nutritious in B vitamins than corn grits, very inexpensive, and fast.

 

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Hot Dog and Rice CasseroleHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare rice, following directions on package (using the rice, 1 1/2 cups water, butter and the 1/2 tsp. salt).

 

Articles

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Grow Food Seeds For Indoor GreeneryTake sand in small bowls and seed onions, coriander seeds, mustard, ginger, stalks of puthina, place them in different places. The green color will gives us fresh thoughts and we'll get a good atmosphere.

 

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Easy Yarn Cat ToyI have "Forced Air Heat" with registers on the floor. These registers only get a bit warm, not hot. So I tied a 8 - 10 inch piece of "Eyelash Yarn" onto a register in my kitchen that sits totally horizontal on the floor and my cat is having the time of his life!

 

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Oily Sand For Garden Tool MaintenanceSink an old metal bucket into the soil and fill it with sand. Get some some old sump oil from your motor mechanic and pour it into the bucket saturating the sand.wooden handle is joined to the garden tool.

 

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Be Careful What Hair Chemicals You Use While on MedicationMy daughter has VERY curly, heavy hair. She has always flat ironed and dyed it. She began to turn grey very young (runs in the family).

 

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Pool Your Aluminum RecyclingI have recycled cans and bottles for years - but lack of space has made it harder and harder to collect enough to make it worth a trip. But throwing the stuff out made me so guilty!

 

A dog sitting on a carpeted floor.

Roxy (Dachshund/Min Pin)Roxy is about 10 months old and is Dachshund and Miniature Pinscher mixed. We got her from a friend who was moving around the beginning of August 2007.

 

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Face Paint Using Food ColoringYou can also use food coloring gels, food coloring from Wilton or any company that puts out food color gel, they are more concentrated than the liquids from grocery stores.

 

My Frugal Life: With Help From ThriftyFunOh, yes, ThriftyFun has helped me in many ways showing me ways to improve our lives. I never dreamed there were as many others such as ourselves, trying to live and get along with everyday life as frugally as possible.

 

Boho Hat Form

Boho Hat FormBring your hat or hairpiece out of the closet! This one of a kind hat form is a unique way to use up fabric and trim and is pretty enough to display on a bureau or foyer table.

 

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Tiny Happy HandbagThis is a handbag I made from a tutorial I found online called Tiny Happy. It an easy to make project. I modified it somewhat as the body was a bit too wide so I cut off an inch on each side.

 

Questions

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Home Remedies for Dog Joint PainAre there any home remedies for dog joint pain?

 

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Price List for Meals Made for a Bachelor FriendI have recently agreed to bake for a bachelor friend of mine. He says he likes anything, but I think it would work better if I give him a list of items with a price for each. My problem is determining what I should reasonably charge. I need a general technique or formula for figuring out the cost to make things like 1 dozen cookies, l dozen muffins, a cake, a pie, l dozen tarts and a way to figure out a reasonable markup for my time, electricity etc. Anybody have any ideas?

 

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Red Bugs Outside on Air Conditioner and WallsI have these red bugs on my outside wall. What are they? They are all over my air conditioner and walls.

 

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Yoga Bag Pattern Does anyone know where I can find a pattern for a yoga bag to sew?

 

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Crafts for Elderly Care Facility ResidentsI work in an aged care facility and I am looking for crafts that would be easy for elderly people to do. Can anyone help me?

 

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Quilting With Foil Snack BagsMy 19 year old son came up with this while he and a friend watched me crochet rounds from the foil type snack bags I had cut into "metallic yarn" and I kidded that I was making him a car cover!

 

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Does a Dog Door Help or Hurt When Potty Training a Puppy?My four-month-old puppy has a 98% success rate eliminating outside, thanks to the dog door. My only worry is that she isn't learning how to hold it (or developing a big bladder) and that she isn't learning how to let us know when she has to go (for times when we will be at friends' houses, who don't have dog doors)?

 

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Using a Pumice Stone on Porcelain Toilet BowlI have a porcelain toilet bowl and we have well water. I read the replies on here about pumice stones but won't they hurt the porcelain bowl? My bowl has a light stain to it. What about Bon Ami or Comet?

 

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Buy Now, Pay Later Sites Like Ltd. Commodities?Does anyone know of any companies like Ltd. Commodities and ABC Distributing?

 

Giving Sunflower Seeds to SquirrelsI need a way to make something that I can attach to trees to put sunflower seeds in for my squirrels. Anyone have any ideas? Here are answers from the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here.

 

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Treatments for Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)I have been wearing a night guard for Bruxism (grinding teeth) for 20 years. Even with the guard and 2 or 3 vistis a year to a great dentist, I have sore teeth and gums. The doctor suggests I see an ENT for further advice.

 

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Volunteer Poem Given with Votive CandleAbout 10 years ago I received a volunteer gift. It was a clear votive cup with a candle in it. Someone had glued rhinestones to the outside of the votive. A poem was included, something about being a shining volunteer. I have lost the poem and I am wanting to make these up for volunteers. Does anyone have the poem or something similar?

 

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Keeping a Puppy Calm While Recovering from Heart WormsMy dog was treated for heart worms. I was told that he has to be kept 'quiet' for 6 weeks. He's a 1 year old active puppy who feels much better than he did and wants to run around. Suggestions for helping him to burn up that restless energy without permitting him to run around for more than 1 minute?

 

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Ideas for Styling My Hair for a WeddingMy brother's wedding is coming up, and I'd like to style my hair myself. The only problem is, is that I do not have any ideas for up dos. If anyone would be kind enough to post some ideas, it would be much appreciated. Than You!

 

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Replacing Trim and Molding in a Mobile HomeWe live in a double-wide and the trim needs to be replaced! Does anyone have any experience with the Styrofoam crown molding? I would appreciate tips on using it as well as trimming baseboards and door facings in the mobile home.

 

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Baby Shower Diaper Cake InstructionsDoes anyone have a pattern for the baby shower diaper cake?

 

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Magnetic Toilet Bowl Cleaners Do Magnetic Toilet Bowl Cleaners really work? I have hard water stains and scale in my toilet bowls that is difficult to get out, even with a pumice stone.

 

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What Do You Think of Your White Cook Top?Does anyone have a white electric cook top? Would you buy white again? Are they hard to keep clean?

 

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Cleaning Carpets Without a Vacuum How do I clean my carpet if I don't have a vacuum cleaner?

 

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Need Advice on Creating a Special DietMy husband is suffering from a bad case of gout. The gout has gotten really bad (in his ankle) and he is trying to combat it with his diet instead of taking the meds his doctor prescribed because of the health risks involved with the meds. He has just recently been told that his cholesterol level is super high and now he's on a special diet for that. He also suffers from diverticulitis. With the gout, diverticultis and high blood pressure, we can't seem to find any foods that that are okay to eat for all 3 conditions. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions?

 

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Where Can I Take My Shaving Razor to Be Repaired?I am looking for a repair facility for a shaving razor, near Lakeland, FL.

 

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Pom-Pom Crochet Cap PatternI used to have a crochet cap (toboggan) pattern that was worked in the back loop the length of the cap and gathered at the top with a pom-pom. Has anyone got something similar, I can't find mine? Thanks a lot if you have a free pattern,crochet pattern that I can copy.

 

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Dry Skin Treatment for CatI am looking for a treatment for dry skin for my pet cat.

 

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How Do We Help a Friend with Metastasized Cancer?My friend has been diagnosed with lung cancer, metastasized from the breast. She has refused all Chemo and radiation. I know this has nothing to do with being thrifty but what do we do? She is single and used to work as a Realtor. The only family she has are her friends. There are 4 of us plus the patient. We are exhausted and she had surgery on Jan 8th. She is still in hospital. Her lungs are full of tumors. I don't know what to do and/or how to help. We are supporting her as best we can but what does that mean really?

 

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