June 27, 2008

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Recipes

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Berry Freezer JamMy husband and I went to a farm not far from where we live and picked blackberries for about an hour. As youngsters we both remember picking wild berries with our family on the side of the road.

 

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Almond Chicken Baked in CreamBlend seasonings with 6 Tbsp. butter in bowl. Coat chicken pieces with flour. Dip chicken in seasoned butter. Arrange in single layer in large baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds.

 

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Crockpot Ziti BakeThis recipe is really good and I have done this in my crock pot. Which makes it nice for summer as then you do not have to turn the oven on.

 

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Tolin's Tasty BBQ MeatBallsSource: My best friend, Polly shared this recipe with me several years ago. Yum! Always a big hit for potlucks, reunions or family dinners. My daughter begs me to fix meatballs all the time. Cheap easy and DELICIOUS!

 

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Better Than Everything CakeHere's a very sweet cake that is "Better than Everything".

 

Articles

Saving Money on Fireworks

Saving Money on FireworksWith the 4th of July (U.S. Independence Day) coming soon, here are ideas for saving money on fireworks or fireworks display shows as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Post your own advice here.

 

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Link: Best and Worst Cookout FoodsSummer is almost here, and that means outdoor parties and cookouts with friends and family. If you're trying to eat healthier, it can seem hard to find good choices at the picnic table.

 

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Fourth of July Water Balloon GameThis is a great game for the 4th if July. All you need is 2 towels, 4 people and some water balloons! 2 people hold on th the short ends of a towel and place the water balloon in the middle. They fling it up in the air and let the other 2 people catch it in their towel

 

K.C. and Rusty (Cats)K.C. is 1 year old and and Rusty is 7 years old. (K.C. stands for Kitty Cat, of course). We found K.C. in a tree in our yard when she was just a kitten. Rusty was in a litter from a neighbor.

 

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Summer Fun: Take A WalkThis morning, I had to take my van in for a tune up. Instead of having my husband meet me there and drive me home, I decided to walk home with my two boys (8 and 5). It was about 15 blocks through a suburban neighborhood and a beautiful sunny summer morning.

 

Avoiding Sunburn, Sunscreen and Sun ProtectionPlanning ahead is the best way to prevent sunburn. As soon as your skin starts feeling hot, you could be burning. Make sure to bring lots of protection for yourself and your children.

 

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Plant Onions at the End of Gardening RowsWhen planting your seed rows, plant a few onions on each end of the row so you can tell where the rows of slow germinating seeds are. By the time the onions are ready to pull, the seeds will have sprouted.

 

Stars and stripes t-shirt

Fourth of July T-ShirtsMy boys and I love this time of year because we love to make things for July 4th. This is what we did last year. We made stars and stripes shirts.

 

Saving Money on a TV

Saving Money on a TVTips for saving money when purchasing a TV as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Keep an eye in Sunday fliers for clearance models. These can be discounted as much as 30 to 40%.

 

Shell wreath and candle holder.

Shell Wreath with Candle HolderThis looks beautiful in your bathroom and you can use colors that match in yours.

 

Questions

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Cascade with Dawn Dishwasher Tablets Alternative?I've been using Cascade with Dawn dishwasher tablets. They work great but are just too expensive. I have tried several liquids and powders but they don't get my dishes clean. Any recommendations? I use plain white vinegar in the rinse-aid receptacle.

 

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Heinz 57 Stain on Linoleum?I can't get a stain off linoleum floor from Heinz 57, it left a yellow stain. I tried cleaning with all purpose cleaner with bleach and it did not work.

 

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Blood on Nylon Fabric?How to remove dried wood from nylon fabric? I attempted to fix a couple of wooden chairs at my SFO's home. She could not locate the proper tools for me to repair the chairs and I had to use a little ingenuity. This involved wood glue and a screw driver.

 

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Butyl Rubber Flashing Stain?How do I remove 100% Butyl rubber flashing stain from my microfiber couch?

 

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Reducing the Amount of Plastic We Use?As we all know, the amount of plastics produced, purchased and ultimately discarded is vast. In one house alone the number of platic items used in virtually every aspect of home living is astronomical.

 

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Older Cat Acting Like a Tyrant?My cat is spraying and beating everyone up, how can I stop it? He's about 13 and always been a gentle man, now he's a tyrant. He bit my partner and drew blood, he even beat up the other kitties. I've taken him to the vet, sprayed everything with natures miracle.

 

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Flecks for Painted Countertops?Where can I buy flecks to sprinkle on my newly painted counter tops?

 

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14 Month Old Does Not Want to Stop Nursing?My 14 month old son does not want to stop nursing. I really need to go back to work. He nurses with the gusto of a newborn, every 3-4 hours plus some table food. Please don't say to take a feeding that he isn't interested in and try to eliminate that one because he's interested in all of them.

 

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Grocery Bags vs. Garbage Bags?Are plastic grocery bags and garbage bags made from the same type of plastic? If you are required by local ordinances to use plastic bags to dispose of your trash, is there any environmental advantage to using store-bought garbage bags, vs. plastic grocery bags?

 

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Surgical Spirit vs. Isopropyl Alcohol for Lamp Diffusers?What is the difference between surgical spirit and isopropyl alcohol being used in catalytic lamp diffusers?

 

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Blood Stain On Wedding Dress?I have a dilemma. It is Monday. My daughter is getting married on Saturday. I somehow got what appears to be two tiny spots of blood (possibly from a pin prick) on my dress.

 

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All Day Care for Oily Skin?I have a oily skin and I have acne scars on my face. Please help me out as am going to be engaged in a month or so. I also have a sensitive skin so i just want homemade recipes.

 

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Painting Over Brown Bag Wallpaper?I am repairing a wall that has been brown bag wallpapered and the brown bags are different shades of brown. Can I paint over this and just have textured wallpaper?

 

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Poulan Pro Push Mower Won't Start?I have a Poulan Pro Push Mower. I tried to get it to start and it wouldn't. I checked the spark plug and it was bad so I changed it. I filled it up with gas and it has oil. What else could make it not start?

 

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Buying Colron Ring Remover?Where would I buy the Colron Ring Remover? My daughter spilled nail polish remover on my wood table. I am trying the mayo and ashes, but I wanted a back up plan in case that didn't work.

 

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Strawberries in an Earthbox?How do I transplant strawberries from my earthbox? Do i need to buy another box? A man once told me not to use the first year runners, if so should I just snip them off?

 

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