June 25, 2008

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Recipes

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Orange Cream JelloDissolve orange and lemon gelatin in 2 cups boiling water in bowl. Add next 4 ingredients, mixing well. Pour into serving dish. Chill until firm. Combine pineapple juice, sugar, flour, eggs and butter in small saucepan, mixing well.

 

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Bacon Swiss ChickenPlace some of bacon grease on bottom of pan. Place chicken in pan. Mix the rest of ingredients together and pour over chicken. Place bacon on top of chicken and then cheese Cook at 400 degrees F for approximately 30 minutes.

 

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Irish Creme Pie With Chocolate CrustI love Dessert! I cannot eat as much as I would like to but I have some great recipes. I guess I will share them because they are to good too be forgotten about!

 

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Turkey CroquettesThis recipe is a combination of recipes from friends and family.

 

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Minted Grapefruit Leg of LambArrange vegetables over bottom of roasting pan. Rub lamb with salt and pepper. Place on top of vegetables. Pour grapefruit juice mixed with mint over lamb. Bake at 325 degrees F for 2 hours, basting every 15 minutes with pan drippings.

 

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Lemon Aide CakeA great summer treat is lemonade. With this recipe, you can "Have your cake and eat it too". . . Lemon Aide Cake, that is. This is the treat for the "Lemon Loves".

 

Articles

White Rain Barrel

Rain Barrels for Practically FreeMake your own rain barrels with what you have, practically free. My husband asked around at local companies and came up with white plastic barrels. The rest he already had in his shop.

 

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Storing Things Where They BelongWhen folding sheets and pillow cases to store, I put the pillow cases in between the top and bottom sheets. When changing the bed I just have to pull out the bundle and they are all together as a set.

 

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You Can Grow Veggies AnywhereEven if you don't have much money you can still enjoy organic vegetables and fruit if you grow your own. If you live in a flat you can grow herbs on the window sill in pots. Runner beans can be grown on a balcony, they can be trained round the balcony rails.

 

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Build Your Own SmokerWhere we live, the wind blows pretty much non-stop, and we just try to keep fetching things off the fences and returning them to the neighbors. One thing that didn't survive well was the electric smoker. Or the second one. Or the third one.

 

Cali Coco and Dottie Snow (Cats)Here is Cali Coco and Dottie Snow at 1 year old. Cali is a calico and Dottie is domestic short hair. Cali was one of a litter of kittens that another one of my cat had.

 

Making a Mosquito Trap

Making a Mosquito TrapBecause mosquitoes are attracted to the CO2 we breathe out, I started looking for ideas that used CO2 as the bait for the mosquito trap. I did think of dry ice but it does dissipate fairly quickly.

 

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Use Spaghetti Instead of a Long MatchIn a pinch for a long match, use a piece of spaghetti. Just light the end. It's great for lighting water heater pilots, etc.

 

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Young Teen Birthday Party IdeasAs the mother of seven, four of which are girls, I have thrown more than my share of parties. Each of my girls have very different ideas, hobbies, and passions. So the party themes are varied as well.

 

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Use a Magnet to Retrieve Pins and NeedlesThis one is for sewers, (or if you drop a nail when hanging a picture) whether you have a "bad" back or need to reach into a tight space, this works for me. Stick a magnet onto the end of a knitting needle or yardstick, etc. Then you can easily pick up those pins, etc. that always seem to fall where they cannot be reached.

 

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Rose Petal BeadsThese beads are made from the petals of the rose. It is a great way to save the beauties of the spring and summer.

 

My Frugal Life: Saluting The "Freegans"It is amazing to me just how many things get thrown out on a daily basis. It is equally sad that the "flavor of the week" fashion item or latest toy is purchased by the avid consumer, only to be discarded shortly thereafter.

 

Child With Laptop, Money and Cell Phone

Teaching Children the Value of a DollarIn a time when materialism is at a high, the task of teaching children the value of a dollar becomes difficult. Someone recently told me, "What you teach your children in the first ten years of their lives is what molds them into the people they become."

 

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Use PVC Pipe to Raise Couch's HeightThe older I get, the further down I have to sit, it seems. Being on a disability pension, I was looking for a way to make my couch higher. I have seen blocks made to increase height, but they are very costly.

 

Doll Sleeping Bag

Doll Sleeping BagThis adorable sleeping bag can be altered to fit any size doll. You or your little girl can make a Barbie doll, American Girl Doll, or Cabbage Patch kid doll sleeping bag.

 

A bird on a bird feeder

Keeping Things Tidy Beneath The BirdfeederOne of the top reasons people decide never to start feeding wild birds is because of the mess that accumulates under the feeders.

 

Recycled Bag Rug

Selling Recycled Bag RugsThere were plenty of reusable shirt bags behind a clothier here and a handy video to make short work of making the plarn necessary to create handmade items.

 

Questions

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Cleaning Fuel Oil from Upholstery Fabric?My husband got fuel oil on the cloth seat of his truck. What can I use to clean, and get the smell out of it? Also what can I do to get fuel oil smell out of his clothes?

 

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Seasoning a Cast Iron Pot?I have a new cast iron pan that I would like to oil or season before using it? What is the best way?

 

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How Often Do You Paint Brick?How often do you have to paint a brick house and a sided house?

 

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Cat Throw-Up on Carpet?My cat threw up on my light beige rug--a nylon blend. I cleaned it up and coated area with shaving cream. Later on when I tried to clean more thoroughly, the stain would not come out. It is orange and very evident.

 

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Planting Hydrangea Clippings?My mom has hydrangea clippings but they are not rooted. She currently has them in water, but what does she need to do to plant them so they stay alive, or is it possible?

 

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Why Did Puppy Get Parvo After Starting Shots?My Shih Tzu is 10 weeks old today and was diagnosed with Parvo. He has already started his shots, will that help him out or will it be worse? He's hospitalized on an i.v.. He weighed 3lbs, now he's down to 2lbs. Can he survive and why did he get the virus after he had started his shots?

 

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Does Sculpey Stain Walls?Can you hang baked polymer (Sculpey) clay ornaments on a latex painted wall without the clay staining the wall? I just painted my walls a fresh new white and am a little nervous about hanging my polymer clay ornaments back up.

 

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Getting Perfume Smell Out of Clothing?My son has received some great hand-me-downs from a friend, but they have been washed in scented laundry detergent. He has allergies and asthma, so I always use unscented detergent and fabric softener. I have tried washing them in hot water with baking soda and my own detergent, but the smell is still very strong.

 

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Uses for Leftover Frosting?Any suggestions for using leftover frosting?

 

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Is there a way to make homemade fabric softener?Does anyone have any new ideas on making your own fabric softeners? I am tired of spending a fortune on the products available in the store. Is there a way to save money on this by making your own?

 

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Burn on a Porcelain Countertop?I burnt my sisters porcelain counter top by keeping my straightner on for way too long. It has a pretty good burn mark. It's close to a dark orange strip.

 

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Recipes for Sugar Free Desserts?Does anyone have a recipe for diabetic homemade ice cream, sorbet, etc.? I just got a new ice cream maker, and am trying to eat sugar free foods since I found out I have Gestational Diabetes. Thanks for the info.

 

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Blocking Bathtub Overflow Valve?I just moved into an apartment with a claw foot tub. The tub is located below a set of stairs so there is not shower capabilities. There is a hand held nozzle that I can use but I'm getting comfortable with the idea of taking baths daily.

 

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