August 20, 2008

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Recipes

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Seasoned VeggiesPrepare your favorite veggies without any seasoning. Combine all ingredients and season to taste. If watching calories, delete the olive oil.

 

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Onion Smothered SteakPlace pieces of round steak in greased baking dish or pot roast pan. Cut up veggies and place in pan. Mix up and pour remaining ingredients on top.

 

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Crescent RollsDissolve yeast in warm water. Add rest of ingredients, flour last. Add two cups of flour smooth, then use hands for last two cups. Cover with towel; let rise until double (approximately 1 1/2 hours), then punch down.

 

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Very Easy Sweet and Sour Rhubarb Cream PiePut sliced rhubarb into the pie crust. In bowl, mix together sugar, sour cream, flour and cinnamon and pour these over rhubarb. Bake in an 350 degree F oven for 50 to 65 minutes (usually about an hour) or until sour cream is slightly browned in patches.

 

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Banana PuddingLayer Vanilla Wafers in 8x10 inch dish. Layer sliced bananas. Mix pudding and milk for 2 minutes and pour over top of bananas. Top with Cool Whip. (I usually mix the pudding mixture and Cool Whip together) Cover and chill.

 

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End of Summer Ice Cream CakeLine a 9x13 inch casserole dish with 12 of the ice cream bars. Cover with half of the whipped topping. Place the remaining 12 ice cream bars on top of the whipped topping.

 

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Cucumber SpreadBlend cottage cheese and cream cheese until thoroughly combined. Blend in remaining ingredients. Chill.

 

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Bulgur-Sausage Stuffed PeppersBring stock to a boil in a heavy saucepan. Stir in bulgur and salt and pepper to taste. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 8-10 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and bulgur is fluffy.

 

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Chocolate Chip Meringue CookiesHave used this recipe for about a quarter of a century and it is close to my heart. It was given to me at the wedding shower of the girl who lived across the street from me when we were little girls from her best friend who was the hostess of the shower :-)

 

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Extreme Chocolate PiePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix brownie mix and cook according to directions and spread in bottom of a 9 inch pie pan. Cool on wire rack. Beat sugar and butter with an electric mixer in mixing bowl on medium speed for about four minutes.

 

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Hamburger Dressing CasserolePut raw meat on bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Salt and pepper the meat. Mix croutons, margarine, onion, celery and water. Pour over meat. Mix soups; spread over the above. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

 

Articles

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ThriftyFun Recipes - ThriftyFun RecipesOnline version of the ThriftyFun Recipes. Vol. 7, Num. 162, August 20, 2008

 

Fabric Envelopes for a "Cash Only" Budget System

Fabric Envelopes for a "Cash Only" Budget SystemWe started the "cash only" budget system last year. I didn't like using plain envelopes for cash - so I made my own.

 

Wax Crayon Quilt Blocks

Wax Crayon Quilt BlocksDuring our church summer program, all the children used Dollar Tree crayons to color quilt blocks. Each color block represented a different program.

 

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Use Cow Manure For Growing Root VegetablesFor root vegetables like potatoes in new ground, you will sometimes get bugs that eat the root vegetables. Simple solution is cow manure, it kills them dead.

 

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Top Yogurt With Cereal CrumbsSave those crumbs from the bottom of the cereal bag! I love topping my yogurt with it to add some crunch! My favorite is from the Frosted Mini-Wheats, YUM!

 

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Store Extra Watermelon UncutMy kids and I love watermelon but when I would purchase a whole one and cut it up to store in the fridge it would go bad before we could eat even half of it. A friend told me to only cut what we are going to eat that day and leave the rest of the melon intact in the refrigerator.

 

Refrigerator Rack

Reusing Racks and Bins from RefrigeratorsGreat re-use idea! A friend was discarding an expensive, but old refrigerator. I asked for the bins which I use to wash things outside, and I asked for the wire shelves.

 

Path garden chair.

Path Garden ChairsIn the Path Garden I made a place for visitors to stop and rest if they want to. Two green chairs were donated. I painted flowers on the chairs and wrote "Stop and Rest in the Garden Chair" across the top and "Please Do Not Remove" across the bottom.

 

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Save Time With Complete Pancake MixWhen I buy pancake mix I make sure it's the complete mix. All you have to add is water. With the price of groceries going up, you will save money by not having to add eggs and milk. It also saves time.

 

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Organizing Your Bathroom For Busy MorningsI have an open wicker bookcase that is oval shaped with three shelves in my bathroom. The shelves are deep and will hold tall items. They have large scarf doilies on them to prevent items from falling through to the floor.

 

Craft: Photography "Mask"I used this picture for a photography class. The model is my mom and I created the "mask".

 

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Organizing: Find A Place For EverythingThe best tip is one you have heard a million times ... A place for everything, and everything in it's place. This really works if you make sure you find a spot in your home for anything and everything you will not have clutter - that is if you put it away.

 

watering plants

Critical Times to Water Your VegetablesLike people, plants are composed mainly of water, for some, as much as 95%. Waiting until you see your vegetables wilting before you turn on the hose is a big mistake.

 

Crochet

The Crochet Book: A GiftHere is a great Christmas gift that you can work on from now until Christmas. It is a crochet book for a new or old crocheter. Since it is made on your computer it would be easy to make duplicate copies and if you are a crocheter like me, it would be fun just looking at all those patterns.

 

Rag Rug Balls

Rag Rug BallsI have always loved the country look in my home. It has become so popular, that people can pick up swanky catalogs and order just about anything. Or, they can be smart like us and do it themselves!

 

Sunshine (Boxer)Sunshine is 11 months old and is a Boxer. We saw a sign advertising Boxer puppies on our way home from warehouse club shopping last November. Sunshine was part of an unwanted litter.

 

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8 in 1 Lightning ShredderInstead of chopping potatoes and hard boiled eggs for potato salad, I use my cheese grater. What I have is called "8 in 1 Lightning Shredder". The largest shredder has holes almost 1/2 round.

 

Questions

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Dried Roses Wreath?I recently attended a wedding and brought a lot of the roses home. I want to make a rose wreath with the roses and surprise the bride. Tips for keeping the color? I am planning on drying them upside down in a dark closet to keep the shape and then spray them with hairspray to keep them firm so they won't get powdery. Anyone got any ideas on how to put this together so it looks nice? Maybe a picture of something they've seen. Or a good website I can get some ideas from? Thanks in advance.

 

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Managing Short, Curly Hair?I have naturally curly, brown hair. it used to be below my shoulders but it was so hot this summer I cut it off short, like 2 in. max short, however it's always puffy and it never works with me, it's a total pain in the butt. Does anyone have any ideas on what kind of styles would look good? Or any good (cheap too if you can) hair products that would make my hair straight and less puffy? I can't flat iron it, there isn't enough hair! Thank you.

 

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Removing Perspirations Stains From T-shirt?I have a cotton t-shirt that means a great deal to me (it is a Robert F. Kennedy shirt that is no longer available). It had slight perspiration stains around the collar. I applied Spray-N-Wash to the stains, and they turned bright orange in the wash! The shirt is irreplaceable. How do I get these ugly stains out? Please help!

 

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Using DermaWand On Bells Palsy?Does anyone know if the DermaWand works on Bells Palsy? Thanks.

 

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Keeping Plastic From Tearing Around Nails?I would like to hang a 4 x 6 sheet of fairly heavy plastic over the front of a cupboard without doors. What can I use on the plastic to make sure that it does not tear or run when I put tacks or small nails in it? Thanks for any suggestions.

 

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Simple Recipe For Salmon Fillets?I am sick, with no energy. Can anyone suggest a simple, tasty recipe for Salmon Fillets and Chicken breast (skinless and boneless). I am cooking for one, which tends to get very boring anyway. Thanks all!

 

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Chihuahua Pooping on Carpet?I have a 3 year old chihuahua that someone gave me. She was house broken but since I have had her she has been pooping in the house and usually only in my computer room or my bedroom where there is carpet. We have put her outside for a few minutes every couple of hours and have cut back on her food, what else can I do?

 

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Glitter Coming Off an Evening Gown?Is there a way to stop glitter from coming off evening gown? There is a spiral type design with glitter on it throughout the gown. After getting up from sitting, there is glitter all over the chair. I've only worn the gown once because of this problem.

 

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Removing Scuffs On Door?My back door is scuffed up from kids dirty hands. How do I clean this off without ruining the gloss?

 

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Does Anyone Have A Positive Parvo Story?I would be interested in hearing any positive parvo stories. We are experiencing parvo in our home now. We have lost two 5 month old pups, and have two older dogs still at the vet being treated. I am hoping for a positive outcome, but it gets harder with each day that passes.

 

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Baby Shower Favors?Looking for baby shower ideas for guest favors.

 

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Washer Rinse Cycle Not Working?The rinse cycle on my washing machine does not work. Water trickles in, and it takes a long time to fill. The cold water cycle on my washing machine does not work as well. What caused this sudden problem, and what can I do to fix it?

 

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Removing Grease Build Up On Cupboards?What can I use to clean the grease build up on the front of my microwave and cupboards? I've used different cleaners and they make everything gooey and sticky. Help!

 

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Help With Vet Bills?My dog Penny, is a chi-doxie mix. She is having emergency surgery for a blocked intestine, as I am writing this. I'm waiting to hear if she is ok. She has been vomiting and not eating for 6 days. I have been to 3 vets to find out what is wrong.

 

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Finding a Buyer for a Fabric Store?My sister recently passed away leaving a store full of fabric and various sewing notions which I estimate at $100,000.00. She lived in Ohio and I live in Virginia. I have no one to take over the store. I wonder if anyone has any ideas for ways I could find a buyer for that much inventory. I would prefer to sell it as one package.

 

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Using Oxiclean To Treat Mange?Can I use Oxiclean for treatment of demodactic mange? The ingredients are sodium perborate and sodium percarbate.

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper Border: Village #5811746?I am in need of a 1 roll actually 5 feet of wallpaper border by Village. The pattern number is 5811746 and it is discontinued. The roll was short and no one can find any. I would be eternally grateful.

 

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Suede Jacket Discolored After Dry Cleaning?Why do suede jackets discolor when being dry cleaned?

 

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