December 31, 2008

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Pear WhipDissolve lemon gelatin in 1 cup boiling water and 1 cup juice (strained from canned pears). Pour into measuring cup. When it is cool, but not thick, whip with an egg beater, until it is the consistency of whipped cream.

 

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Graham Cracker Crust (For Diabetics)In medium sauce pan melt the margarine. Remove from heat and add water and Splenda. Stir in graham cracker crumbs and mix until thoroughly combined.

 

Articles

Susan Sanders-Kinzel, the founder of ThriftyFun.com

Susan: ThriftyFun Says GoodbyeIt is with heavy hearts that we report the passing of Susan Sanders Kinzel, our founder and beloved mother, sister and friend. The illness was sudden and swift and she died on December 21st, 2008. We love her and miss her.

 

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Buying Colored Kitchen Items To Keep KosherFor anyone who keeps kosher, figuring out which dishes and utensils to use with which category of food can be difficult. Typically, though, people tend to use red for meat and fowl, blue for dairy, and green or white for "parve" (things that are neither meat nor dairy, including fish, eggs, grains, vegetables, and fruits). I've found lots of appropriately colored plates, utensils, and even cookware by searching online (such as at cookware.com and alljudaica.com).

 

A frame decorated with confetti

Recycled Confetti Picture FrameThis old picture frame was going to be trash until I thought of painting it and adding some extra "Happy New Years" confetti to it. I slapped on some glossy varnish and now it looks fantastic.

 

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Exercising on a Gold's Gym?My husband and I purchased a used home gym a few weeks ago. It came with an instruction manual and the manual listed off the exercises that can be done on it (20 to be exact), but when I was experimenting on the machine, I only figured out about 8 (and that was improvising on a few). This is a Gold's Gym that is no longer made, so I started Googling, looking for some posters to get an idea of how I do things like bicep curls or leg curls and calf presses.

 

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Using Plastic Containers in the Garden?Would someone kindly explain to me about plastics in gardening? I would like to use the bottoms of vinegar bottles as starter pots for u-name-its. I'm just worrying if they are outside, in the sun, if anything could taint veggies and herbs grown in them. How do I know when the vessel's life is over?

 

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Starting a Single Stitch on a Loom?How do you start a single stitch on the looms, using one side?

 

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Cooking Venison Without the Gamey Taste?My husband loves to hunt and brings home venison. What are different ways to cook it without the "gamey" taste?

 

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Freezing Raw Spinach?Can I freeze raw spinach?

 

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New Puppy Advice?I just purchased an 8 week old Bulldog. I have two 7 year old Shar Pei's at home already. The last couple of days the female Shar Pei has been acting really weird, smelling everything and not wanting to leave my side. The first few days the new puppy did not bother her, now could she be thinking this is her baby?

 

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Manual for Pillsbury Bread Machine 1025?I need a manual for a Pillsbury Bread and Dough Machine 1025.

 

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Spending Freeze Tips?Tomorrow is the first day of my January Spending Freeze, that means no spending other than the essentials: bills, gasoline and groceries. No more McDonald's for lunch, I will bring something from home.

 

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New Rubber Mat Smells Bad?How do I get the awful smell out of a new rubber or plastic bath mat? I washed it and left it on the porch for three weeks and still can't stand the bad smell if I put it in the bathtub.

 

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Restoring Pizza Stone to Original Color?I received a pizza stone for a gift. However with use, it has turned very dark almost burned looking. I am not able to restore it to its original color. What did I do or not do to have this happen. My daughter-in-law has a stone and has used it as much as I have and hers does not look like mine. Please help.

 

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Cat with Itchy Ears?I have a six year old "tuxedo" cat named Albert, who has an itchy ear problem. I tried the parasite meds and I don't see anything in there. Does the vinegar work for cats too? He weighs about 10 pounds.

 

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Amaretto Syrup Recipe?How do you make amaretto syrup?

 

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Getting Rid of Fungus in Grass?I have a fungus on my grass. I had a commercial service which I gave up on it and after that is when I got this fungus. It seems the grass is very weak do to all the chemicals this company laid on it and the fungus just took over. Any suggestion on a natural product, I'm afraid to use any more chemicals. Thank you.

 

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Connecting New Wiring to a 20 Amp Breaker?I have a very old house with the original porcelain wiring. It has been updated through the years. How many outlets with new wiring can be connected to a 20 amp breaker?

 

Discontinued Wallpaper: Traditional Gallery Volume II by Beacon House?I'm looking for a discontinued wallpaper and border from the Traditional Gallery Volume II by Beacon House as pictured below which is page 77 and 79. Thanks so much.

 

What Breed is My Dog?What kind of puppy do I have?

 

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Paint Colors to Coordinate with Blue/Gray Couch?I need to know what color goes best with a blue/gray couch. I need wall colors. Thank you.

 

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Deciding on a Child's Bedtime?What time should a 9 year old be in bed?

 

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A-1 and Honey Recipe?About 9 or 10 years ago there was a recipe on the A-1 bottle for A-1 and honey and it was so good on wings! I didn't write the quantities down as I thought it was so simple I would be able to remember but I can't. I can't seem to get the ratio of A-1 and honey right and emailed the company and got no response. Hope someone remembers this or knows what I am talking about. Thanks.

 

New Chow/Retriever Puppy?I just got a chow/retriever puppy for Christmas. Everyone has been telling me how mean and aggressive they are but I can't see that. The only reason I'm concerned is because I have a little boy and I don't want any issues.

 

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Activity Ideas for a Brain Injury Rehab Facility?I need help. I work at a brain injury rehab facility. Most of our clients have use of only one hand and I would like to know if you have some ideas for activities we could do.

 

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Craft Ideas for School Sock Hop?I am running a Sock hop for my DD's school. It is a K-3rd school. I am all set but I need a craft for the sock hop theme and I am drawing a blank. It needs to be easy and cheap. I would appreciate any ideas! Thanks in advance!

 

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Removing Krazy Glue from Hair?I've gotten micro braids in my hair and the person that braided my hair put Krazy Glue in my hair! How do I get it out without an hassle?

 

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Using the Knifty Knitter?How do I use the Knifty Knitter?

 

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Wedding Locations in New York, NY?We are planning an April 2009 wedding but are having an extremely hard time finding a venue that will accommodate our needs/desires. We will be expecting anywhere from 100-120 guests and want to stay in the $60 or less range w/a sit down dinner, open bar, etc. We'd also like to have the ceremony performed at the same location as the reception.

 

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Getting Rid of "New Dresser" Smell?How do you get rid of "new dresser" smell?

 

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Dog is Dragging His Behind on the Ground?My 3 yr old dog is dragging his behind across the carpet and then chews on his butt. The vet has checked him and he has no worms, the gland is clear, and there are no flea. He doesn't do it all the time, he will go for days without doing it. Then he will do it for a few days. or not do it again for months. Any ideas?

 

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Staying on Medicaid After Marriage?Marriage after Medicaid in Florida: My fiance and I are engaged when we found out I am expecting. I chose to get on Medicaid since I work part time and job doesn't provide health insurance and we did not have a date set for marriage. He wanted to get me on his insurance but could not be done because we are not married. I did get Medicaid and WIC.

 

Discontinued Wallpaper and Border?I'm looking for the wallpaper and border pictured. It had been discontinued. I have it in my home and need to replace some. Can anyone help? I'll take whatever I can get. Thanks so much.

 

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Looking for Tiny Zip-Lock Bags?Could someone tell me where I can purchase the small little plastic zip-lock bags that would hold about a tablespoon of seeds, etc? I don't even know what they are called, nor where to get them, or what's a reasonable price. We want to put seeds, small screws and electronic parts in them to stay organized. About a tablespoon or a little more, not too teeny. Thank you, everyone!

 

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Foods That Increase Metabolism?Does anybody know of any good diets? I prefer ones that are fast but work with healthy and natural things? Also, does anybody know of foods that increase metabolism?

 

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2003 Toyota Corolla is Slow to Start?My car is slow to start up sometimes. I have had the battery, fuel pump and spark plugs checked and all are fine. Any suggestions what might be the problem? This has been going on for 2 weeks. My car is parked in an enclosed garage so it doesn't get very cold. It is a 2003 Toyota Corolla.

 

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Where Can I Buy Baby Cakes?I live in the Louisville, Ky area. Where can I purchase Baby Cakes?

 

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Carpet is Sticky from Urine?My mother is elderly and is in reasonably good health except for a urine control problem. She takes pills and wears those diaper type things, but they don't always work. Her carpet is sticky and I know it's from urine leaks. Any suggestions for making the stickiness go away?

 

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Buying Nuts at Wholesale Prices?I am looking for a source for pistachios and other nuts that costs less than $4 a pound. Does anyone know of a mail order or internet company that offers nuts at "super wholesale" prices?

 

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Is My Puppy Purebred?I have a 4 month old Shetland Sheepdog that I just adore. She was a bit pricey (full papered and what-not) and I want to get a second one to keep her company. I found one without papers, the same age, but a very unusual color.

 

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Keyboard Buttons Not Working?Why don't my dot and del buttons work on my keyboard? Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Recommendations for Vacuums?I have a Eureka "The Boss" Smartvac, and I have had it about a year. I bought it for about $250 and now I just keep having problems with it. Before that I went through about 3 vacuums, buying them and returning them because they just all seem to have problem or things I didn't like.

 

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