February 8, 2008

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Recipes

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Chocolate Swirl Ginger SnapsPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cream together first four ingredients. Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices; NOT COCOA. Stir flour mixture into molasses mixture.

 

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Scott's SaladPut lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber and onion in a large salad bowl. Top with Feta cheese and black olives. Add croutons, salad dressing and olive oil; toss.

 

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Petro'sServes one person. Layer corn chips, heated chili, onion, tomato, cheddar cheese and sour cream. This was served in the corn chip bag at the 1982 World's Fair.

 

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Baked Chicken in Italian Dressing (Microwave)Cut chicken into serving pieces, and place in microwave baking dish. Pour about half of well shaken bottle of dressing over chicken that has been salted and peppered.

 

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Savory Spaghetti CasseroleIn large skillet, cook beef, onion and pepper in butter until meat is lightly browned and veggies are tender. Add soups, water and garlic.

 

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Chocolate Ecstasy CakeYou CAN have your cake and eat it too this Valentine's Day! This recipe has only 6.2 g fat and 234 calories per serving.

 

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Cajun Shrimp LinguineWhen in a farther southern state I had this dish in a restaurant and enjoyed it so much that I literally begged for the recipe. The chef was kind enough to tell me the ingredients and approximately how much of each.

 

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Link: Dollar Stretcher CraftsYou might really enjoy this site - it has lots of everything:

 

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Be Sure To Review Insurance DeductiblesIf it's been a while since you've reviewed your home and auto insurance, take look at your deductibles. Because if you've been with the company for a long time you might have deductibles that are lower than you actually need.

 

Heart shaped foam frame magnet.

Valentine Heart MagnetCut a heart from your desired color of craft foam large enough to frame your photo. You may use decorative edge scissors, if desired. Cut smaller hearts of various colors from craft foam.

 

Cookies

Saving Money on CookiesTips for saving money on cookies as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Supermarkets with bakeries in the store, regularly mark down cookies. After a holiday is especially good, they seem to be cheaper. Store them in the freezer.

 

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Freeze and Bake a Few Cookies at a TimeMy husband are what I call "cookie pigs"! If I make 30 cookies, we'll eat 30 cookies. Needless to say, we don't NEED 30 cookies. What I do now, since we came to our senses, is make a double batch of our favorite cookie recipe, bake a few for now, and put the others in the freezer.

 

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Unclogging a ToiletTips to help you unclog a stuck toilet. How can I unclog my toilet?

 

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Valentine's Fun for the Financially ChallengedOne year we didn't have much money, and I wanted to do something my husband would remember, so I went to the dollar store and bought a bunch of junk. Bear with me here, folks, it gets better!

 

Fabric Based Art Card

Fabric Based Art CardCreate a miniature piece of art for trade, home decorating, or use as a decorative gift tag. Select the fabric you want to use as your background

 

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Always Buy the Same Brand of SocksAlways buy the same brand of socks. Then when finding a sock with a hole in it, do not throw away the pair. Instead save the sock without the hole and when a hole is discovered later in another pair, use the two remaining socks to make another pair.

 

Jasmine the CatJasmine is 11 years old. She was born in 1997, she was the only kitten in the litter. Jasmine sleeps most of the day, but likes to go out at night. She loves you to make a fuss of her and will nibble your fingers if you stop stroking her.

 

Tea towel cut for bib and decorated with Valentine's Day motif.

Valentine Towel BibsValentine towel bibs can easily be made with just a couple of fabric items. You just take a simple tea towel or dish towel and fold over one end about 5 inches, cut a u-shape in the center and then add ribbing fabric to the neckline with a single machine straight stitch.

 

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Using Dried Fruit Instead of Fresh or Frozen BerriesI have some dried fruit (blueberries and cranberries) that I would like to use in recipes that call for fresh or frozen berries. Would these work if I soaked them in hot water for a short time? If so, for how long?

 

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Spiegel Deferred Billing CodeI need the new Spiegel Deferred Billing until 2008 Code.

 

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Cleaning Metal Parts on a Shower DoorHow do you clean the metal parts of shower doors that have build up and discoloration?

 

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Hairspray for Fine HairI need a good hairspray and one that doesn't cost much. I have fine hair. Any suggestions! thank you

 

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Foxgloves Coming Up from SeedsI had Foxglove blooming for the first time last year. They dropped seed and all kinds of new plants came up in the fall but then were frozen off.

 

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Hardware to Hang Wooden Curtain RodsWe have been given 2 beautiful wooden curtain rods, but that's it - no other hardware to secure it above the windows! Do any of you have ideas on a cradle of sorts to rest the rods in that would be secured to the wall?

 

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Claudia 'Silverplate' Service for EightI have a complete service for eight of Claudia silverplate. Does anyone know who the original manufacturer was, the value of what I have?

 

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Entenmann's Old Pineapple CheesecakeYou probably will think I'm nuts, but I enjoyed the taste of the pineapple cheesecake made by Entenmann's back in the 70's. They changed their recipe in the 90's, and I don't care for the taste now. Does anyone out there know how they made that cheesecake back in the 70's?

 

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Homemade Piddle PadsHow would you make washable pee pee pads for puppies? What material would you use for waterproof bottom? I know that a towel could be used for the top but it needs waterproof backing.

 

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Coke Stain on VelourI have a juicy couture velour purse that is turquoise and gold. About a year ago I spilled coke on it and didn't do anything about it, just stuck it in a closet. Now, I want to try to get the stain out. What do I do?

 

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Cedar vs. Cypress Mulch as a Bug RepellentWe have 2 dogs that love to run and play in the yard. We are trying to keep the yard clear of fleas and ticks as best we can. We are putting mulch all around in the backyard and I wondered if cypress mulch is just as efficient of a bug repellent as the cedar.

 

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Recalculating Recipe IngredientsDoes anyone know how to recalculate recipe ingredients? For example, I have a recipe for classic beef pot roast. The recipe is for a 3# roast, but mine is 4.5#. How can I change the other ingredients to get the same results? Thanks!

 

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Has Anyone Used Frontier Airlines?My husband needs to travel to Texas and the cheapest airline tickets is coming up Frontier Airlines. Personally I have never heard of this airline and was wondering if anyone as heard or flown with this airline?

 

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Spending Money on Things You Don't NeedWhat do you do when you get the urge to go out and spend money for things you really don't need? I'm not usually like this, but we've been snowed in for a week and now I want to go to Disneyland! Aargh!

 

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Bathroom Cabinet Door Won't Stay ClosedMy bathroom cabinet door won't stay closed. The hardware is there. It doesn't seem to catch any longer. I am repair challenged but can't afford to hire someone to fix this. How can I fix it?

 

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Red Velvet Cupcakes for Valentine'sI am looking for a simple Red Velvet Cake recipe that I can use to make Valentine's cupcakes.

 

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McCall's Patterns Never FitI've always had a problem with McCall's patterns fitting me. So, I've been reading up about it on PatternReview.com, and also talking to the ladies that work in my local JoAnn Fabrics and in the fabric area of Walmart. Everyone says the same thing, "McCall's patterns NEVER fit!" I've read it's because McCall's patterns have 'lots of ease'. Has this been true for you too, or am I losing my mind?

 

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Heater Made with Terracotta PotsI saw a great idea on the web for a heater made out of several terracotta flower pots nested inside of each other, upside down, over a candle in a glass. Apparently, the heat is caught in the terracotta and then radiates out. I can almost figure out how to nest the pots, etc. But the one I saw had a steel tripod to hold up the pots over the candle - Any idea how I could something like that?

 

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Using Corn in a Homemade Heat PackWhat type of corn do you use in a heat pack?

 

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Bread Pudding with Vanilla SauceI am trying to find a good and easy Bread Pudding with the vanilla sauce that goes over it. I can't seem to be able to find a good and easy one. Please help. I would like a creamy sauce to go over it. I've had it in restaurants that were delicious, but when I make it, it just isn't right. We don't like raisins though. Can any of you readers please help? My husband loves it

 

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Alternatives to Wheat FlourDoes anyone have any suggestions for alternatives to wheat flour in muffin and cake recipes? I'd like to use rice bran and oat bran and perhaps soy flour, but I'm not sure of the quantities to use. Is there a tried and true recipe I could follow? Thank you very much in advance.

 

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Whiskey Pete's Hot Wings SauceDoes anyone have a recipe for Whiskey Pete's hot wings sauce. It was a restaurant in Florida.

 

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Recipe to Make UkoyHow do you make Ukoy? I would love to have a recipe if any of you have one! Thanks.

 

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Printable CouponsLike everyone, I am trying to cut corners on groceries. Does anyone know of any credible sites?

 

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