October 3, 2008

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My Favorite Oatmeal CookiesCream together butter, egg, sugars and vanilla. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add to butter mixture and beat well. Stir in oats and coconut, combining well. Form dough into small balls.

 

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Baby Carrot SaladCombine dressing ingredients; mix well. Place desired amounts of vegetables in dish and pour dressing over.

 

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Seven Can SoupRecipes for Seven Can Soup.

 

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Cheesy Pepperoni-MacaroniReserving several pepperoni slices for garnish, combine remaining pepperoni, tomatoes, soup, uncooked macaroni, 1 cup cheese and water in a large bowl. Pour into a 2 qt. baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese on top.

 

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Cornmeal MushMix cornmeal with cold water and slowly add to boiling water, to which salt is added; stir constantly. Cook, stirring frequently, until thickened. Cover and continue cooking over low heat 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with butter, syrup, gravy or in bowl with milk.

 

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Mexican MeatballsIn one bowl mix ground meat, onion, green chiles and taco seasoning. Mix enchilada sauce and tomato sauce in another bowl. Form meat mixture into meatballs about the size of walnuts.

 

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Pumpkins for Outdoor VaseWhen it's pumpkin time and you have flowers in your yard, why not use your pumpkin to display a bouquet of flowers on your porch or doorstep?

 

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Chicken SpaghettiThis is my 'mamaw's' recipe and we love it! It makes plenty to eat and freezes well. Boil 1 hen and debone. Divide broth in half, cook a package of spaghetti in it. With the other half, cook 3 stalks of sliced celery, 3 sliced carrots, 1/2 chopped bell pepper, 1 onion till nearly done.

 

Painted Halloween Gourds

Painted Halloween GourdsJack O' Lantern: Cut out leaves from puff paper, you can use color you like best. Wash the gourd good, let dry. Whitewash and let dry, then paint. When dry, spray with sealer.

 

Baby with cloth nappy.

Washable Cloth NappiesI made all my daughters nappies from old t-shirts, towels, or off cuts of flannel fabric. They all close with Velcro. As she's is now potty trained, I'm making training pants from fleece fabric.

 

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Keeping Garbage Disposals FreshSpeaking of garbage disposals, I've been told by two plumbers that orange peels are great for the disposals, they keep the smell fresh down there.

 

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Substitute Almond Flour in BakingI love to bake but I am doing low carb so I have tried to find a good alternative to white flour. I tried soy but did not like the texture. Recently I tried almond flour which usually isn't on the grocery shelf so I grind up whole almonds in my blender.

 

Creatures made from leaves.

Fall Foliage FriendsUse your imagination and some paper, glue, and a marker to turn ordinary backyard leaves into whimsical note cards. Collect various leaves from your yard and/or trees. Artificial leaves work well too.

 

Child dressed as a taco.

Saving Money on Halloween CostumesAs fast as children grow, they outgrow their clothes fast, usually meaning less money in your wallet. Before this Halloween, either shop for gently used Halloween costumes either at yard sales, or your local thrift stores before buying a costume at a retail store. It is much cheaper than renting one or buying one.

 

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Freeze Milk During VacationWhen you leave for vacation, put the milk left in the carton in the freezer. Just be sure the carton isn't full. When you get home, put it in the refrigerator to defrost. It saves money and makes it that you don't need to go out for milk as soon as you get home.

 

boy on slide

Use Bright Clothing or Background in Outdoor PhotosWhen picture taking outside, I noticed the pics looked really dull. So I always get the kids to dress up in bright colored clothes or use bright back grounds. I also like using the sky as a background by letting the kids climb a tree, monkey bars or swing set take the picture looking up at them. T

 

Saving Money on Medicine

Saving Money on Cold MedicineTips for Saving Money on Cold and Cough Medicine as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Rinsing your sinuses with a saline solution (salt and water) is a frugal cold solution. Find directions by typing in Neti pot on Google.

 

Large white Bulldog lying down.

Frog (American Bulldog)This is Frog (he jumped a lot of fences as a younger dog). He is 9 years old and an American Bulldog. My son got Frog in 2002 and he now lives with my husband and I.

 

Questions

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Sugar Free Pancake Syrup?I am looking for sugar free or low sugar pancake syrups, preferably in different flavors.

 

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Keeping Slugs Out of Water Dish?How do I prevent slugs from invading my cats' water dish? They do this every night and it quickly fills with algae. What can I do for this?

 

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Dyeing with Bleach?I have a blue baby hammock which I really want to be white. Can anyone tell me the best way to go about doing this? Obviously, I'll have to use bleach, but can I put it in my washing machine? Or will I have to mess about with buckets.

 

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Editing Blemishes from Photos?I will be taking my son's senior pictures and am looking for suggestions for a photo editing software. Most importantly, I need to be able to edit out some acne that he is going through.

 

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Removing Moles and Skin Tags?I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to get rid of moles and skin tags?

 

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Too Much Cumin?I made a large amount of hotdog sauce for a party. When putting in a touch of cumin, the lid came off. I got most out but it is smothered with the taste. How can I salvage it and get some of the cumin taste out?

 

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Homemade Cold Remedies?Looking for homemade remedy for colds.

 

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Bread Dough Sticking to Towel?Does your bread stick to the tea towel? When I let the bread do it's final rise the dough is sticking to the tea towel and making my loaves look so bad! Please help! Do I even need to cover it? Is this what our grandmothers used to do when the windows were opened and flies would have feasted on the dough?

 

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