July 23, 2008

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Apple Jack ChickenSprinkle chicken lightly with salt and pepper. Melt butter in a wide frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning until browned on all sides. Remove chicken and set aside. Add onion to pan, reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring until soft.

 

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Creamsicle Cocktail/PunchYou'll need only 2 ingredients: Orange Juice and Vanilla Coffee Creamer. Just fill your container with orange juice then add a bit of vanilla coffee creamer (don't add very much creamer or it will be to sweet) Lastly, add some vodka to your container and stir really well or shake. For an extra special treat you can make a Creamsicle Daiquiri, just blend the orange juice with ice, then add your creamer, and lastly add your rum or vodka. (I prefer vodka)

 

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Bar Bee CupsCook hamburger in skillet. Add barbecue sauce; season to taste with salt and pepper. In muffin pan, spread out biscuit dough in muffin spaces; spoon in hamburger mixture and top each with cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.

 

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Oven Spicy FriesPreheat oven to 450 degrees F. Wash and scrub potatoes; slice into fry size, leaving skins on potatoes. Place potato slice one layer only on cookie sheet. You'll need 2 sheets. Spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with seasonings.

 

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Zucchini OmeletteSaute' the onion, garlic and zucchini in the margarine. Add pepper, then put mixture in greased baking dish. Combine eggs, milk, flour and cheese and pour over squash. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until firm.

 

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Old Fashioned Whoopie PiesSomeone wrote in quite a while ago and wanted the recipe for Whoopie Pies. I just found mine. So I am sending this on the off chance that this might be another good recipe for her and one she does not have And this one is delicious!

 

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White Clam Sauce SpaghettiHeat butter and olive oil and reserve 2 tablespoons of this melted mixture. Add chopped scallions and saute' briefly. Add parsley, oregano, basil, crushed garlic, chopped peeled fresh tomato, salt, pepper and clam juice drained from clams; simmer briefly.

 

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Coffee Mug Chocolate CakeMix ingredients in mug and bake in microwave for 3 minutes. To make a pudding, add Whiskey/Brandy/Liquor to pudding when taken out of oven and add a dollop of cream.

 

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Summer Squash SauteHeat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini, squash, garlic, salt, and pepper; sauté 5 minutes. Add tomato and sauté 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.

 

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Wire Coat Hangers for Welding RodsA pal came through for some items I was giving away. One item he was overly joyed with was a stack of wire coat hangers. I inquired if his closets needed some. He said "no, they make really nice, inexpensive welding rods."

 

Articles

Shoreline.

Scenery: Puerto Rico ShorelineAfter leaving the hospital where I work, I needed to relax because of the stress I felt. I drove to the shore which is on the way home and this is the beauty that awaited me. God bless America

 

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Clean the Dishwasher with TangTo remove gunk from your dishwasher, pour a cup of Tang into the soap dispenser and run it through a cycle.

 

Tile on stand.

Tile Art - Painting TilesI received some tiles as a free sample, they were about 2"x2". As you can see they were just plain white. I did a stencil painting on one and on the other I painted then added a pretty butterfly sticker.

 

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Book Review: Don't Waste Money, Spend It!This book is about mindful spending. Unlike many other frugal living advisers, the author unabashedly shares her entertaining mistakes. Some examples: She once left a bathroom heater on all summer and ran up a high utility bill. She also re-gifted a book for a child's birthday party forgetting that there was an inscription on the flyleaf.

 

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Use Lip Balm for Very Dry FeetI have very dry skin on the soles of my feet and nothing did the trick. I tried slathering a thin layer of my lip balm - Smith's Rosebud Salve on them and have been using it ever since. It's only 5 bucks per tin and works much better than the expensive foot creams I have tried.

 

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Gluten and Wheat Free Flour RecipeRice flour is a good substitute for just a portion of wheat flour. It has no gluten, so has no elasticity. If you have wheat allergies or are on a gluten free diet, you can use 6 cups rice flour, 2 cups tapioca, 1 cup potato (or garbanzo bean) flour mixed together to make a great flour that can be used in all kinds of muffins, breads, cookies, bars, etc.

 

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Soda Bottles for CuttingsWhen I send out cuttings to friends, of plants that propagate easily, I take a 2 liter cola plastic bottle and cut around the top to make a planter. I drill little holes in the bottom for drainage, tear the wrapper off, and decorate it with permanent markers.

 

Garden with Race Track Straw in June

Garden with Race Track StrawWe mulch our garden completely with straw that we get from the racetrack in town in the spring when the races are on and the horses are here.

 

Arbor of White Roses Fed with Epsom Salts

Roses Fed with Epsom SaltsThis is the view from my kitchen table. Once a month, starting when I notice new growth, I water my roses with 2 TBSP. Epsom Salts to 3 gallons of water. Aren't they beautiful?

 

Cute ballerina made from clay flower pots.

Clay Pot BallerinaFirst of all spray paint pots a base coat, let dry. Paint the pots as in the picture with acrylic paint, let dry. Glue the 2 medium pots together as in picture, then glue onto the saucer.

 

Concert T-Shirt Pillows

Concert T-Shirt PillowsWhat to do with all those old concert tees? You can't get rid of them - way too many groovy memories.

 

After painting.

Refurbished Easy Chair Using Latex Paint!Turn a dirty old chair into a favorite easily with simple paint! I did this chair in an evening and it was terrible looking, but the sturdy well built condition made it worth lugging home!

 

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Buy Graham Cracker Crumbs to SaveGraham cracker crumbs are an essential for lots of "quick baking". I used to buy the cheapest boxes of crackers, and pulverize them to get crumbs for my recipes.

 

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Thin Rubber Gloves for WeedingWhen potting plants, I use the thin type rubber gloves that you can buy in a box and toss when finished. Works great for weeding too because you can "feel" what you are doing much better. I am not as inclined to pull something other than a weed if I have them on.

 

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Start Shopping For Back To SchoolShop now for your Back to School items. They're greatly reduced at various stores. Stock up for the whole year. Also, keep in mind buying packages of pencils, erasers, etc., these items could be put in birthday goodie bags, Easter baskets, or used as Halloween treats, in place of sweet treats.

 

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Heat Up Chili on the Grill for Chili DogsWhen cooking hotdogs on the grill, I open a can of chili then put it straight on the grill. It heats up and makes great chili dogs. Just remember to open before putting on the grill.

 

Guss (Poodle Mix)Guss is 10 months old and is poodle and I don't know what else. I took him when he was about 8 days old. I take in all animals who are in need of help.

 

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Using Buckets Under DownspoutsMy husband never got around to setting up a rain barrel system under our downspout, so I decided to take matters into my own hands. I set out several 5-gal. pails, a large plastic garbage can, and even my wheelbarrow along the ground, in a line, directly under the garage roof edge.

 

Questions

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Pumpkin Plants Keep Dying?I planted pumpkin seeds for the first time. They were growing and had started bloom, then they just died. Any ideas of what might of happened? Thank you for any advise!

 

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Looking for Simple Baby Quilt Pattern?Can someone please give me directions to make a simple baby quilt? I am also looking for toys made from cloth. I need a special gift for my soon to come niece. Thanks and god bless.

 

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Female Parakeet Laying Empty Eggs?My female parakeet lost her mate a little over a year ago. In the last couple of months she's been laying eggs which she'd never done before. The eggs are just empty shells. What could cause this behavior?

 

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Family Reunion Games and Entertainment?I'm trying to think of a few games that would suit a Family Picnic that would include young and old alike. I'd like to put some new ideas into the entertainment at the picnic. I want to refresh, surprise and put new life into the continuation of this gathering into the future.

 

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Recipe for Deep Fried Tacos?Traveling some years ago in South Dakota we stopped at a small town tavern. Their special was a deep fried type of taco. Anyone have a recipe to make a deep fried taco?

 

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Advice for Making Apple Pie?I need some advice on making apple pies. I never know which apples bake the best, and can never seem to remember what I used the time before either. Also the last time I made one it was very runny.

 

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Area Rugs that Bubble Up?I have had an area carpet cleaned. Now it is rippled and won't lay flat. Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

white socks

Uses For Sock Tops?I had to cut some of my husband's socks down, he is having problems from a heredity problem and has to stay off his feet. Has any one got any idea what I can make out of the tops? Tips from the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here.

 

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