August 29, 2008

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Link: Chicken and Pepper Jack TaquitosThis has become a family favorite and I always have to make a double recipe. Also sometimes we pour a can of nacho soup over the top before baking.

 

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Weight Watchers Banana PuddingMix pudding and milk. Mix in sour cream. Fold in cool whip. Layer wafers, bananas, pudding ending wafers on top.

 

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Italian Cheese BreadCombine the first 4 ingredients. Combine water and oil, add to mixture. Add additional flour if needed to form soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead for 1-2 minutes until smooth and elastic.

 

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Seafood CasseroleRecipes for Seafood Casserole

 

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Cranberry Raspberry SaladMix first two ingredients together until gelatin has dissolved. Mix all the rest together and pour in mold.

 

Articles

Photo of a to do list.

Make a "What To Do" List for Idle MomentsHave you ever wondered how some people get more done than others? I have always believed that wasting time is as bad as wasting resources or money. I started taking stock of how much time I spend waiting for something, and the numbers will astound you!

 

Pillows and Sheets on Bed

Saving Money on BeddingTips for Saving Money on Bedding as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Feel free to share your own ideas here.

 

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Use a Light as a Pill ReminderI used to be so sleepy when I'd go to the bathroom to take my morning pill that later in the day I couldn't remember if I'd taken my pill or not.

 

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Household Items That Do Double DutyHere are some household items that can be used for something other than their intended purpose.

 

I Don't Want a Car AnymoreMy husband and I moved back from China a year ago and it's been rough keeping up with the economy. About 3 months ago, I realized how unhappy I was having a car because I felt like all our money went to gas (we all feel this way, right!?).

 

Black Converse shoes.

Saving Money on ShoesTips for saving money on shoes as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Feel free to post your ideas below.

 

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Cleaning a Hairbrush or Dog BrushOnce I've pulled out as much of the trapped hair from the brush with my fingers as possible, I take an envelope opener and run the pointed end through the brush's "lanes", pulling the embedded hair up to the top of the bristles.

 

Floral Ball Table Decoration

Floral Ball Table DecorationThese small and elegant decorations are perfect for throwing a formal, black-tie affair, such as wedding, prom, anniversary, graduation and the like.

 

Backyard Campout

Plan a Backyard CampoutWhen the idea of stargazing, s'more toasting and campfire singalongs beckons, but time and money are in short supply, consider a backyard campout.

 

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Tips for Frugal School LunchesI worked in an elementary school for 12 years and you would not believe the amount of food not opened children throw away. Watch CVS and Walgreens and check your coupons. Buy ziplock sandwich bags when chips, pretzels, cheese and crackers go on sale stock up.

 

4 black and white puppies

Bella and Her Babies (Boston Terrier)This is Bella. She was 4-years-old this past April. My girl is a Boston Terrier and can scale a 4-foot-fence without a lick of effort. My daughter bought this girl for me a month after the loss of my Boston Terrier Bubba.

 

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Keeping Small Space Organized and Clutter FreeI have a small trailer so I have 2 plastic stands that I brought at Wal-Mart. One I use for putting items for cooking, baking, and extra stuff I don't use right away. I have a small one for my computer.

 

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Don't Use Cardboard For Long Term StorageIf you are storing long-term, do not use cardboard boxes. Anything can happen to them, be it roof leakage or bugs or mice.

 

Questions

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Peach Jam Is Liquidy?I recently made several batches of peach jam. In one batch all the jars had a peachy color liquid layer at the bottom of about 1/2 inch. Also the jam is a slightly liquidy. Is the jam edible and what happened?

 

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Pumpkin Filled Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies?I'm looking for a recipe for Pumpkin Filled Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies. My mom got the recipe from either the Pittsburgh Press or Post Gazette some time in the mid-50's. She sometimes talks about them and since her memory isn't so great anymore her details are pretty sketchy. She does remember that they were good. :)

 

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Figs Are Not Ripening?I have a fig tree in my yard. It has many figs on it, however, summer is almost over and none of the figs have ripened. They are still medium-sized and hard, they would probably need to grow a bit larger, then ripen.

 

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Soup Base Recipes For Home Canning?Where can I find a good soup base for home canning? I want to can soups for my mom for the holidays. I know that you cannot can dairy products, so I am looking for a good base for broccoli cheddar soup and potato cheese soup.

 

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Sister Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer?I just found out my sister/best friend has cervical cancer. I'm very shocked and heart broken over this news. We are both scared because I just lost my Mother-in-law to cancer so the word alone is so scary to me. I told my sister and she knows I'll be there for her through it all but I just want to know what I can do for her? What should I say to her?

 

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Homemade Remedies For Dog's Coughing?My dog has a chronic dry hacking cough. The vet meds help some but are not enough. Does anyone have suggestions for some home treatments to calm the cough that aren't likely to interact with his prescriptions?

 

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Tie Dyeing With Bleach?I got bleach marks in various places on a long beach cover-up type dress. Can I do a reverse tie-dye to bleach out other areas to make the bleach marks more uniform?

 

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Raising Earthworms?I have a balcony garden and would like to 'grow' earthworms. Does anyone have any tips?

 

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Knitted Breast Prosthetics?A friend was telling me about a "breast prosthetics" that are knitted. Is there any one that knows of a pattern? I use a knitting loom.

 

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Brown Paper Bagging Wallpapered Walls?I am currently looking to brown paper bag the walls in my living room. Can you tell me if you can do this procedure over existing wallpaper?

 

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Southern Living Magazine's Cook-Off?Does anyone know why Southern Living Magazine didn't have it's cook-off this year? I couldn't find anything about it in the magazine or on their website.

 

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Muffin Pan Biscuits?I'm looking for a recipe that I thought was posted on this site. It's a biscuit recipe made in a muffin pan. I believe there was cheese in them.

 

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Removing Paint from a Cotton Duvet Cover?I have got some dried emulsion paint on a lovely new duvet cover (cotton). How can I get it off? What is Goof Off?

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper: Simply Irresistible, Blonder #SI 3807-3?I need 2 double rolls of Blonder wallpaper. The book is Simply Irresistible p.298 #SI 3807-3.

 

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Regrowing Hair?My hair is falling out. How can I get regrowth?

 

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Accent Colors For Brown Tones?I am building a house and we have a light brown/tan coach and navy blue chair in living room. We are painting the walls a light tan color and have a darker brown carpet color. I am wanting to know what accent colors would look best with these colors?

 

Eyeliner pencil with sharpener.

Long Lasting, Smudge-Proof Eyeliner?I desperately need a smudge proof, long lasting eyeliner pencil. One that won't fade, smear, or lose the shape that I draw! I've tried waterproof kinds and smudge-proof kinds. I've tried setting the liner with powder or powder eye shadow.

 

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Giving Parvo Puppy Gatorade?We adopted a collie/retriever mix yesterday and today found out he has Parvo. My 4 year old is heart broken! They gave him IV fluids and some injections to help with vomiting and diarrhea. Is there anything else we can do at home? Can we give him Gatorade? This puppy has had a rough beginning, I don't want him to have a rough end too. Please help.

 

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White Material With Chili Peppers?I have been searching high and low for chili pepper curtains or chili pepper material and can't find but one. They are black with chili peppers on them. I'm looking for white with chili peppers on them. Can anyone tell me where to buy them? Or what web site to go on? Thank you much.

 

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Ants on a Trumpet Vine?My yellow trumpet vine had a lot of black ants this summer. Is that normal? I never noticed this other summers. They were so many that a few came into the house. If ants are normal, can I spray something on the ants, or will I kill the plant?

 

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Moon Phase Calendar For Gardening?I would like to find a calendar for Phases of the Moon for gardening.

 

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Replacements for a Willow Tree?I had to chop down a beautiful 20 year old willow tree. It was a fast grower that started to drop huge heavy branches all over the ground and the alley. We wanted to stop the process before it attacked any of the neighbors or their cars in a high wind.

 

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