February 20, 2009

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Sugarless Hot CocoaMix all ingredients. Use 2 tablespoons to 1 cup hot water.

 

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Frugal Black Beans and PolentaThis is a recipe I found somewhere on the internet and adapted it. It's really filling and makes enough for 6 people and costs about 50 cents per person. I made it tonight and it was very filling and tasty!

 

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Ambrosia SaladIn bowl, combine oranges, pineapple, marshmallows and coconut. Add sour cream and toss to mix. Chill for several hours. 4-6 servings.

 

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Fat PancakesFry bacon in skillet. Do not empty grease. Whip first two ingredients together. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour batter into skillet. Skillet should be large and ovenproof. Batter should be 1/2-3/4 inches deep.

 

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Fruit Bon BonsIn a large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, coconut, 1/3 cup gelatin, almonds, extract and enough food coloring to tint mixture.

 

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GingerbreadCream butter and sugar, add the molasses and egg and mix. Add flour, ginger, cinnamon and soda and mix well. Add boiling water, and mix well.

 

Articles

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Furniture Polish Helps Catch Dirt on Furnace FilterEach month when you change your furnace filter, spray it with a furniture polish first before installing. This will help trap more dust in the filter due to the oil base of the spray furniture polish. I use a cheap can of spray from the dollar store.

 

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Hand Out Snack Bags to the HomelessMany of us are moved to reach out to those "homeless and hungry" people by the roadside, but are reluctant to offer money because of not wanting to support drug or alcohol abuse.

 

Kendra (German Shepherd Mix)Kendra is an 8 year old German Shepherd mixed breed dog. I adopted her from the Humane Society/ Prison training program when she was 10 months old.

 

kids with a babysitter

Saving Money on BabysittingTips and advice for Saving Money on Babysitting as suggested by the ThriftyFun community.

 

A T-bone steak on a grill.

Saving Money on SteakTips and advice for saving money on steak. Do you have any tips for saving money on steak? Feel free to post them.

 

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Keep Food Labels for Diabetic Food ExchangeMy grown daughter has type I Diabetes and has since she was 8 years old. So ever since she was younger, I save the labels from her favorite or certain foods like cereals, salad dressings, soups, etc.

 

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Strategically Place Note Pads as Memory AidsTo remember things you want to do keep a big pad on your desk and one near your chair where you set in living room. I also keep a pad for a grocery list, sometimes just watching TV I think of an item I need so I write it down. I also take Ginkgo for memory, it helps.

 

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Learn Colors at Bath TimeTeach your kids colors by letting them choose a little bit of food coloring for their baths. With a regular box of blue, green, yellow and red, you can make a lot of colors.

 

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Freebie: Romance NovelsIn honor of their 60th anniversary Harlequin Books is offering 16 of their romances from several of their genres to download FREE.

 

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Stretching Shake 'n Bake"Shake N Bake" for chicken and pork makes for a good meal yet is expensive! Instead of pouring the package of "Shake N Bake" seasonings into the shaking bag and putting the pieces of chicken or pork in afterward.

 

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Earning Extra Money for College Classes?Does anyone have ideas on earning extra money to pay for summer college classes? I work FT, go to school FT and I'm a single mom. I have started saving for summer courses. Any money making ideas are welcome. Thanks!

 

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Homemade Cherry Coke?I really enjoy a cherry coke now and then. It is not always available and I don't want to buy a big 2 liter or a six pack. How can I get the cherry flavor?

 

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Installing Porcelain Tile?Is it acceptable to lay porcelain tile from the front door, into a hall bathroom and adjoining kitchen, all the same color?

 

Removing an Autograph from a Jersey?I have an autograph signed on a authentic basketball jersey that I am trying to remove so I can get it re-signed on the number part instead. I am in a hurry as there is an autograph session on Saturday and is my only chance to get it signed again.

 

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Instructions for Kitchen Bunnies?I would like to have instructions for "kitchen bunnies". I live at Willow Creek and we are doing a fundraiser for Relay for Life. Any other craft ideas are welcome. Thanks.

 

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Removing Hair from a Bathtub?I clean houses for the elderly and one of my clients has very long hair. I was wondering if there is an easy, quick way to remove hair from sinks, tubs/showers, toilets, etc. When I clean it just moves the hair around and I end up having to pick it off, and that is gross to me.

 

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Wood Floor Recommendations for a House With Dogs?Can anyone recommend a very durable hardwood or laminate flooring for a household with three big dogs?

 

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Long Hair Styles?Does anyone have some ideas for a cute, yet simple hairstyle for a fifteen year old girl? I want my hair to be really long, so no bobs or anything too short. Thanks!

 

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