September 2, 2008

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Fruit and Cereal Brunch BakeHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease square pan, 8x8 inch. Mix cereal and orange juice in large bowl; let stand about 2 minutes or until soft. Mix in oil, egg and bananas. Stir in remaining ingredients.

 

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Pernil: Puerto Rican Style Roast Pork In a bowl, mix garlic, salt and oregano. Carefully with a sharp knife, make deep cuts into the pork on meat side and stuff the garlic mixture into the slits. The more cuts, the better the flavor.

 

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Indian SaladHeat vinegar and sugar in a sauce pan. Add oil, salt and pepper to make marinade. Pour marinade over drained vegetables.

 

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Honeydew SmoothieIn a bender, combine all ingredients until frothy!

 

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Italian Sausage BakeFry sausage and drain. Put tomatoes, peppers, onions and sausage in a bowl. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Mix in bowl. Slice squash. Put layer of squash in bottom of 9x13 dish.

 

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Butter BrickleMelt the brown sugar and butter in iron skillet. Bring to a boil and stir constantly for 11 minutes. Remove from the stove. Pour over the chopped almonds and chocolate pieces that have been spread on the bottom of a buttered cake pan.

 

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Forty-Niner SquaresCombine all ingredients in large bowl, mixing well. Pour into greased and floured 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 35 minutes. Cool completely before cutting.

 

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Tuna Fish CasseroleCook noodles in boiling salted water and drain. Make a white sauce of butter, flour and milk. Add chopped eggs, fish and seasonings. Pour into buttered baking dish. Bake in 400 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes.

 

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Hot, Baked Chicken SaladCombine all ingredients. Place in large casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees F until very hot. Use in sandwiches or stuff a tomato with this. Very good!

 

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All Natural Pancake and Waffle SyrupHeat on low heat. Combine well. Store in squirt bottle for convenience. Makes 2 1/2 cups.

 

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Frugal Meals for College StudentsAs a university student, I often found times tight despite not being one to party like everyone else. I could just never understand why everyone always had money and I was often broke and pinching pennies for groceries.

 

Articles

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Peroxide and Baking Soda for Finding Pet StainsIf your cat or dog pees on the floor or shelf, take some peroxide and baking soda. Mix it and spray it on the spot where they pee and it will turn white. That's where they peed.

 

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School Lunch TipsTips on school lunches from a pre-K teacher: Invest in cold packs. You can get these at dollar stores. Paired with a thermal bag, the foods you send to school with your child will be protected.

 

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Save On Catering With A "Dessert" WeddingHave your wedding later in the evening and serve desserts only instead of a full dinner. It is no longer a "must" to serve a full meal as long as your ceremony and reception are late enough for the guests to eat before they arrive.

 

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Freeze Firm Bananas Before Using In RecipesIf you have a recipe that calls for a ripe or mushy banana (such as for bread or ice cream) and you only have partly green or very firm ones, put the entire banana in the freezer and freeze for about 8-12 hours. Then let it completely thaw. The freezing and thawing break down the cell walls in the fruit and it will be ready for your recipe. After thawed, peel and use.

 

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Use Zip Top Bag for Pouring Cupcake BatterThis tip is for a quick, easy, and clean way to pour cupcake batter in the baking pan or cupcake liners. After mixing up your batter, fill a zip top bag with batter. Cut a small hole in one of the bottom corners and squeeze the batter into the prepared pan.

 

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Bluejean BagTake an old pair of bluejeans and lay them flat on a table, using some heavy scissors cut both legs off right at the crotch area. Now turn jeans wrong side out and then take them to your sewing machine and sew across the legs closing the cut off area.

 

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Store Craft Paints Upside DownThis may seem obvious and simple, but I didn't think of it for sometime, so maybe others haven't thought of it either. I have a lot of bottles of craft paint. I store them in a plastic shoebox type box that has a lid. I put my paints in upside down.

 

Decorated Paper Lunch Bags

Decorate Paper Lunch Bags With Paper...Use decorative paper punches to make regular paper lunch bags into one of a kind favor/treat bags. If they are for a child's party have him or her decorate the bags with markers, etc., to make them even more special!

 

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Mouthwash to Unclog a ToiletScoopable kitty litter was put in toilet. Wouldn't go down, your website told me to use mouthwash. I had a few ounces of mouthwash. I poured it in plunged and it flushed. I was truly amazed!. I had been plunging and flushing and nothing.

 

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Easy Chicken and NoodlesTake whatever chicken pieces you want and put them in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Make cream of mushroom soup as you would for regular soup.

 

mini first aid kit with frowny face band aid on cover

Mini First Aid KitCut a piece of fun foam or felt to resemble a band aid. Using the tube of paint, draw a decorative bandage on the fun foam or felt. Glue on the wiggly eyes and pom pom nose, and paint on a mouth, as shown.

 

Gooding and Ducklings (Muscovy Duck)

Gooding and Ducklings (Muscovy Duck)Gooding is 1 year old and a Muscovy Duck. My husband and I found Gooding and her siblings, Berry and Lawrence, at a flea market last fall. All three for the very thrifty price of $10! We had always wanted to have Muscovy ducks, and found these three to be so pleasant and interesting that we have gotten two more since then.

 

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Displaying Children's Artwork and CraftsOrganize your child's art pictures by rotating them on a cable line screwed in to the wall, 1 cable per child. This can be 2 ft long up to 10 foot long. Add metal or plastic clips to the cable. Hang the artwork along the cable line, newest on the left moving to the right.

 

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Chair CaddyMake a chair caddy! This is a craft idea for home schoolers, or younger children who spend most of their day in the same classroom at the same desk. It will help keep them organized. You can also make a version of this for your sewing chair.

 

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Star Wars Light SabersWe did this along with water fun outside. We made light sabers out of pool noodles and PVC pipes. Of course we chose red, green, and blue (pink for a few girls that came). I cut the noodle into 3 pieces or 2 and then took a long PVC pipe that I bought at Lowe's and cut it into 9 pieces.

 

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Office In A Bag For College StudentsI am a mom/college student who commutes 30 minutes to campus - thus, if I forget something at home, I am out of luck! So, I created an "Office in a Bag" in case I need something.

 

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Make Sure Your Money Is Going Directly to the CharityThis tip is regarding charity solicitations via telephone. I've recently been contacted by a telephone solicitor to contribute to a Children's Leukemia Foundation and the envelope arrived today.

 

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Use Your Bread Machine as a Rice CookerIt's not thrifty or FUN to have to throw away pot after pot of scorched, gummy, or undercooked rice. But that's just what I was doing time after time trying to get a decent pot of rice cooked. Good rice eluded me!

 

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Cover Your Paint Roller With Saran WrapSave your paint rollers after painting a room. Wrap up you roller with paint already on it in Saran Wrap or a plastic grocery bag. Wrap it up tight. The next day, resume your painting without replacing another roller. Saves lots of time and money.

 

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Make a Stand for Your Older Dog's FoodIf you have pets that suffer from arthritis, the doctors recommend you elevate their food to keep them from bending over to eat. We have a 15 year old dog with arthritis and we built a stand for her, instead of spending the 40 bucks to buy one.

 

Questions

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Dog Keeps Running Away?What do you do if your dog keeps running away?

 

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Reviews For Dishwashers Under $500?Looking to buy a reliable dishwasher under $500 - any advice or reviews?

 

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UFC Themed Birthday?I am looking to throw a UFC themed birthday and looking for ideas for food, decorations, etc.

 

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Website With Opened Package Discount?I once visited a web site that sold items discounted because the package had been opened. I was looking for sheets at the time. Anyone familiar with this site? I never bookmarked it. Thanks.

 

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Whitening Shirts With Colored Trim?What works to get whiter whites when there is colored trim on golf shirts? Will the vinegar or dishwasher soap options I've read about lighten the colors also or will they retain the color?

 

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Recipe For Zucchini Relish?Does anyone have a good recipe for relish, using zucchini or tomatoes (like chow chow or similar)?

 

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What Are Osage Oranges?Someone on this site recommended Osage Oranges to repel spiders. Does anyone out there know what Osage Oranges are and where I can buy some? Thanks!

 

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Repairing Foldaway Cupboard?I have a double stand-up cupboard type foldaway. It has broken parts and won't fold down. I need to get it repaired. Where could I take it?

 

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Recommendations For Body Wash?My boyfriend works on an oil rig. Does anyone know of any good body wash and shampoo?

 

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Pre-Washing Quilt Squares?I have done a lot of sewing, crochet and embroidery, so I have experience with materials. I recently picked up a lot of quilt quarters at a yard sale for almost nothing. I've always wanted to try a quilt. I've picked out a fairly simple pattern and plan to modify it to my wants. Most of the quilting websites say that if you plan to hang the quilt, just use the materials as is, but if you plan to use the quilt, you should pre-shrink the squares, then iron them flat before doing any cutting.

 

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Nikko Blue Hydrangea Not Blooming?I have three Nikko Blue Hydrangeas that used to bloom beautifully, but this year there are very little blooms, and most of them are near the bottom of the plants. The mop heads that bloomed are just as large as ever, but nowhere near the quantity of blooms we're used to seeing.

 

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Jelly Is Too Thin?My jelly is too thin, can I recook it? If so, how?

 

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Stratego Game Using Deck Of Cards?I had this crazy idea of creating a stratego game using a standard deck of playing cards but I can't figure out how to do this. Do I need 1 or 2 decks of cards and how do I use them?

 

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Planting A Calla Lily Outside?I would like to purchase a calla lily plant for outdoors. I live in zone 6 and do NOT want to have to bring the plant in during the winter. Is there a calla lily plant for my zone that can be left outdoors?

 

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Soap Scum Build Up On Acrylic Tub?I have a black acrylic tub. It has a thick buildup of soap scum. Can any one or has anyone had this problem? Please help.

 

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Ideas For Fellowship Tea?Need ideas for a Fellowship Tea for Courtesy Ministry. We have had Rainbow Teas for 5 years and need fresh ideas. I have heard about Five Doors to Heaven Tea. Any suggestions?

 

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Looking For All Knifty Knitter Patterns?Where can I find all the patterns for the Knifty Knitter? Thanks.

 

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Can Dogs Eat Raw Oats?Is it OK to give my dog raw oats or should I cook them?

 

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Manual For Pillsbury Bread Machine 1015?I have acquired a Pillsbury Bread and Dough Maker, Model 1015. I would like to obtain an owner's manual for it. Can you help? Or direct me to a website and I could print one for myself. Thanks

 

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Bent and Dent Grocers Near Wedowee, AL?I am a frugal shopper and am stocking a personal pantry. I would like to know of the bent and dent grocers within a 50 mile radius of my location. I already use T & W Salvage and would like to find other ways to stretch my budget.

 

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Sleeveless Shift Dresses?Does anyone know where to buy comfortable sleeveless dresses for wearing around the house? Carol Wright sells some house dresses but they have the shirring around the chest and I don't like those kind, they're not comfortable. I'd like to find a store that sells just a straight shift dress that doesn't have all that stitching in the top of the dress. Thank you for any suggestions.

 

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Apples Has No Leaves?I have an apple tree that I planted from the seed of an apple. It looks more like a small bush right now, it stands about a foot tall. It was doing fine then it got to be about 110 degrees and I couldn't get enough water in it. The leaves dried out so I took them off. Now the stems are about 12 inches high and bare but green. Do I cut the stems down. There are a few green leaves on it. What do I do?

 

Getting Rid of Old Tires?We have a barn full of old tires that we "inherited" when we purchased our property. We have called around to tire recycling centers, but they want so much per tire. Does anyone know how we can dispose of them safely and economically?

 

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Elliptical Is Making A Loud Noise?I just bought an old elliptical. Every few minutes as I am riding it it will make this sudden loud bang/clunk/pop sound. Any idea how to fix this? It scares the bejesus out of me. Thanks.

 

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