July 20, 2008

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BLT DipMix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, crumbled bacon, and tomatoes. Chill dip 2 hours or more before serving. Right before serving, sprinkle chopped lettuce on top of dip for garnish.

 

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Potato Quiche IdahoPrick potatoes with fork. Bake at 425 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until tender. Cut hot potatoes in half, scooping out pulp into bowl. Mash potato pulp well. Add 1 beaten egg, 1 teaspoon salt, white pepper and 1 teaspoon nutmeg, mixing well.

 

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Beef and Barley SaladHeat 2.5 cups of stock. Add barley, garlic and salt to taste (depends on the salt in the broth) it should be slightly salty. Stir and bring to boil, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes until tender but firm.

 

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Fruit Cheese BallMix cream cheese, sugar and pudding until well blended and then gently mix in fruit cocktail. Shape into a ball and put in refrigerator for a couple of hours to meld the flavors.

 

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Creamy Ham and Noodle SaladCook noodles using package directions. Combine noodles with ham and green pepper in large bowl, tossing to mix. Blend remaining ingredients in small bowl until smooth. Pour dressing over noodle mixture, mixing well.

 

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Quick RollsSift dry ingredients together into bowl. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Add buttermilk. Stir into dry ingredients, mixing well. Knead lightly on floured surface.

 

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Old-Fashioned Dried Apple CakeCream butter and sugar together in large bowl. Add jam and apples, beating well. Sift dry ingredients together. Combine 1 cup flour mixture with raisins, nuts and dates, tossing to coat.

 

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Strawberry MilkshakesPulse all of the ingredients in a blender until the ice cream begins to break down, about 5 pulses, then blend on high until completely smooth.

 

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Blueberry Monkey BreadPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thoroughly grease a 10 inch tube pan. Mix sugar and cinnamon. Cut biscuits into quarters. Roll each piece in cinnamon sugar mixture. Arrange 1/4 of the biscuits and blueberries in pan.

 

Articles

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Joke: New Airline RulesAttendant: "Welcome aboard, sir. May I see your ticket?"

 

Pears soap fish.

Soap FishThis is a vintage pattern that was originally made with an oval bar of Sweetheart soap. Since Sweetheart soap is no more, you will have to improvise.

 

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Use a Bathroom Rug to Move FurnitureRecently I needed to switch furniture in two rooms in my house. I have beautiful hardwood floors that are 57 years old and was afraid of scratching them. The furniture I needed to move (by myself) was heavy, big pieces and cumbersome. I thought about getting some of those mover thingies you put under the legs to move things but I didn't trust them to not scratch the floors.

 

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Make Car Travel Fun for Kids with Surprise ToysBefore starting any vacation or car-travel, go to a good $1 store and pick out 5 small quiet toys for each child. Then give these to them one at a time throughout the trip instead off buying trinkets at each stop along the way. This will not only keep your children occupied, but will save you all kinds of money. You can even use these toys as "bribery", as in "If you keep your voices down and don't fight with your sister for the next hour, I have a new toy for you.

 

Rosie The CatRosie is about 6 years old. She was a friend's cat and they could no longer care for her. Both my daughter and I wanted her, yet it took a lot of convincing on our part for hubby to agree.

 

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Digital Camera Memory Card IdentificationCamera memory cards can be misplaced easily or stolen. To insure return of a memory card, a person can make a computer business card with pertinent information regarding their name, address, phone number, email address, etc.

 

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Store Microwave Cookware on Top of MicrowaveI nest all of my glass microwave cooking pots and bowls and keep them on top of the microwave. I never have to search for them, because they're all right there when I need them.

 

Craft: Ninja MittsI got this off thread bangers, they called them ninja mitts! My kids LOVE them. Basically you cut the sleeves off a old shirt add your own pizazz and fit them to your arm.

 

Dog playing in sprinkler.

Use The Sprinkler To Cool Off Dogs And KidsWhee! Have a hot dog or children? Start the sprinkler and add dog or kids the combination can be magical and super entertaining to observe and it's cheap!

 

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Garden: Place Used Fabric Softener Sheets Over Drainage HoleGardening is my stress reliever as well as a way to share with friends. I find myself frequently potting cuttings off plants that need to be separated to share with others. A problem I have experienced is finding something to keep the soil in the pot and not running out the drain holes in the bottom.

 

Tomatoes

Let The Garden Take Care Of ItselfI have found that the more I work a garden, the less yield I get.

 

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Use Olive Oil To Remove Sap/PitchMy dog had stepped in a big pile of sap/pitch and it covered her whole left back foot. I read somewhere where butter would help.

 

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Save Net Bags For ProduceTo save bringing home all those plastic produce bags, I save all the net bags that oranges, onions, etc. come in and take them to the store to put my fruits and vegs in them. They have almost no weight, so don't worry about paying extra at the scale. They wash and dry easy too!

 

Colorful Shredded Paper

Save Money on Packing MaterialsAs I packed my latest my latest USPS shipment, it occurred to me how much money I spend on packing materials. They eat into my sales profit, and they're creating landfill chaos. Both my frugal and my environmental consciences spoke up and motivated me to create some alternative packing materials.

 

Questions

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Stripes on my Zucchini?My zucchini have stripes on them....why? I only have tomatoes and zucchini in my garden. Are they safe to eat?

 

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Easy Felt Santa Ornament?Does anyone have an easy felt Santa ornament pattern and directions? If you have any other patterns they would be very appreciated. Thank you so much!

 

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Making Birthday Corsages?Does anyone remember the birthday corsages that were made in the 50's and 60's? Tips from our ThriftyFun community. If you remember these corsages, post your own advice here.

 

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