November 7, 2008

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Recipes

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Macaroni Garden SaladIn a bowl, combine the macaroni, tomato, cucumber, red pepper, basil, and parsley.

 

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Pumpkin Shaped Cheese BallMix all ingredients together & form a ball. Place on serving dish. Use fingers or a knife to score down the sides like a pumpkin. Place in refrigerator overnight so that all the flavors can come together.

 

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Cottage Meat LoafIn large bowl, combine beaten egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard and pepper. Add meat, cottage cheese, onion and green pepper; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into a loaf in baking pan.

 

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Two Dairy Free Mixes in a JarI know a few people who are lactose intolerant and myself I don't eat dairy. I wanted to make some dry mixes for them for gifts, here are two recipes I came up with. Both worked out great!

 

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Short Cut Lemon PieMix pudding mix, sugar and water in saucepan. Cook until thick and stir in the beaten egg yolks. Remove from stove. Stir in butter. Add lemon juice and pour into baked crust.

 

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Soft Sugar CookiesCream together first 6 ingredients. Mix rest of ingredients and form into balls 2 inches in diameter. Roll in sugar and flatten on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes.

 

Fresh Fruit Pies

Basic Fresh Pies All Year LongMy family loves pie best of any dessert. I use to make my own pie crust, but today I watch for pie crust on sale at the grocery store. Enjoy!

 

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Apple SlawIn large bowl, combine cream, mayonnaise and sugar. Core apple, diced but do not peel. Add diced apple and cabbage to mayonnaise mixture. Fold in pineapple. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

Articles

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Laundering White Uniform PantsI need to wear white uniform pants each day. Having them remain white and virtually wrinkle free, is a challenge. Regular Chlorine bleach bothers my breathing, I NEVER use it.

 

baby sweater set

Baby Sweater SetFor the sweater and cap you crochet 18 granny squares for sweater. Sew them together run ribbon around neck and sleeves, tie a bow. For the cap you crochet 4 granny squares, sew together, sew ribbon on to tie under chin, crochet a border around the cap and the sweater.

 

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Making Lasagna AffordableI use coupons and sales to get all the ingredients for lasagna. Many times you can find big sales and use a dollar off coupon for sauces, and cheeses. I also get ground beef on sale and precook it on the weekends. Cooking this up on the weekend helps me save on heating my house on the weekend, and I pack it for my husband's lunches throughout the week and he saves on buying lunch.

 

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Turn Shower Off When LatheringGet wet first when showering, and then turn the shower off. Clean body all over, and turn the shower back on to rinse and remove soap. I use a lot less water this way.

 

A stained wood flooring in an empty bedroom.

Luan Plywood FlooringLuan plywood stained with a natural cedar stain and sealed with polyurethane. Nail down with brad nails. I put another coat of polyurethane on it to seal seams where joined.

 

Saving Money on Pet Prescriptions

Saving Money on Pet PrescriptionsTips for Saving Money on Pet Prescriptions. Post your ideas here.

 

Stick figure drawing.

Have Kids Draw Quilt SquaresRecently, my 4 year old grandson drew a picture of himself and me, and I got to thinking that it would be a very nice picture for his little brother or sister that is expected in the spring.

 

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Send Halloween Candy to the TroopsToo much candy left from Halloween? My kids came up with an idea to swap their favorites with each other. They keep half and we send the other half to our troops.

 

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Saving Take-out Condiments For Lunch BagsSave those packs of mayo, mustard, ketchup, relish, lemon juice, honey, etc. Put them in a bowl in the frig. When you need some for your lunch bag there you are. No mess or fuss.

 

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Saving Money on a Hard DriveTips for saving money when buying a hard drive. Post your ideas.

 

Roxy (African Pygmy Hedgehog)

Roxy (African Pygmy Hedgehog)Roxy is an African Pygmy Hedgehog and is 6 months old. I got her from a breeder. She likes to hide in my sweater.

 

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Cornucopia CrackerCornucopia Cracker was so delicious that my daughter ate it before I could take a picture. Her preschool made a tasty treat of Ritz cracker, white frosting to make everything stick, bugles for the basket and then colorful cereal balls (like Trix cereal) for the fruit.

 

Pencil Lead Containers

Pencil Lead Containers For StorageThis would be perfect for recycling, too. I was cleaning out some desk stuff and found these. They are perfect for toothpicks, paper clips, hair pins and safety pins.

 

Garbage Bags

Saving Money on Garbage BagsIdeas for saving money on trash bags as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Most people have several trash containers throughout their house: kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, office, etc.

 

Questions

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Crocheted Men's Peaked Hat Pattern?Does anyone have a knitting or crocheting pattern for a man's peaked hat? I don't mean a baseball cap I mean what I might call a bargeman's hat with a peak. I have tried shops and the internet but patterns there tend to be for ladies and I need a man's pattern because my man has a large head!

 

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Paperwork Drying Out Hands?I've been doing a lot of volunteering at a clinic and find my hands are becoming very dry from handling paperwork. Lotioning up before going in isn't helping much. Any suggestions?

 

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Removing Ferret Urine Odors from Floors?A ferret lived in my home before we bought it and used almost EVERY corner in the house as it's "ferret box". Does anyone have any natural and effective cleaning solutions to remove the odor without masking it with another smell? We've already pulled all the carpets and are down to the plywood subfloor.

 

Caption for Pictures of Children?This is from an eight picture collage of my two children. One is dressed as a Rapunzle, and the other as Carmen Miranda. The box for the caption is so little, so I need a short caption to tie in the whimsical and imaginary side to this.

 

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Bar of Soap Down the Toilet?My sweet autistic daughter put a bar of soap down the toilet. I tried getting it out but it went further back. Now every time we have to go to the bathroom we have to plunge the toilet because it gets real high. What do I use to dissolve this problem?

 

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Changing the Texture of Cooked Oatmeal?I like the flavor of oatmeal and its health benefits, but I'm picky when it comes to textures and can't eat it prepared the traditional way with water. Does anyone have another way of cooking oatmeal so its texture is different?

 

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Freezing Homemade Foods for Wedding?Can I freeze homemade coconut macaroons and homemade fudge? My daughter is getting married in February and I'm doing the catering for 150 people. Things like chicken turnovers, rice balls, dips and sweet stuff. Most of the savories can be frozen but I don't know if I can freeze little cakes and other sweet things. Please help. I'm doing it single handed and I need to pace myself!

 

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Painting Over Gold Strip in Molding?I live in a mobile home and in my kitchen above my cabinets there is molding and it has a strip of gold/brass. It is very ugly and it is shiny. I am wanting to paint it. is there anything i need to do to it so the paint will hold? I do not want to paint the whole thing just the little strip to match my wall color. Thanks for your help.

 

Hydrangea Flowers Have No Color?My hydrangea has no color. The flowers are the same as leaves. Why? I have lovely blue flowers all spring then blah!

 

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Baskets Made from Plastic Ice Cream Buckets?I talked to a lady that makes baskets out of plastic ice cream buckets and cloth. I would like to find out how to make them. Does anyone know where I can get step by step instructions?

 

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APR Rates After Closing a Credit Card?I'm thinking about closing a credit card account because the creditor does not want to lower my APR. I've had the card almost 2 year and pay on time faithfully. But if I cancel will the APR continually accumulate on the balance or would it be whatever is left at the time of cancellation?

 

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H2O Mop is Leaking?My H2O mop is leaking really bad. I know it will leak some, but it is leaking really bad. I love the mop but I think I may need to change to a new one. Would it be under warranty? I have not had it very long.

 

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Rabbit Litter Pans?What is best for rabbit litter pans? I use paper towels to soak up the pee that comes through although I clean them every morning. Then on top of that I put some newspaper and then shredded newspaper and hay on the end. I have four rabbits 2 pair of a buck and a doe.

 

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Low Carb Recipes and Tips?I was wondering what some of your favorite low-carb recipes are? Thanks.

 

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Making a Fabric Shoe Holder?When I was little, an elderly neighbor lady sewed a shoe holder for my brother and I. It was a large rectangle of fabric with pockets sewn on for the shoes, it hung on a door.

 

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Looking for Christmas Stencils?I am looking in the stores for Christmas stencils. Delta or Plaid in a page format. Nothing elaborate. For example bells, stars, candy canes, angels, etc. Maybe I'm shopping too early.

 

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Finding Jeans That Fit?Where can I find a perfect a pair of jeans? I am 5ft 2in and I have a flat tush. I have not been able to find any pair of jeans that fit me perfectly. Can anyone give any suggestions?

 

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