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Coconut Pecan BarsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F degrees. Lightly grease 8-inch-square baking pan. Sift 1 cup flour with salt. Add 1/4 cup sugar.
French Mint PieCrush Zwieback. Add butter and sugar. Press into 9x13 inch pan. Melt chocolate and cool. Cream butter with sugar. Add eggs 1 at a time.
Broccoli QuicheVegetable quiche is very healthy.
Dad's Favorite HamburgerMom made this up because dad needed a healthier Burger. Mix all ingredients, except salt, in a bowl and form patties. Use the 1/8 teaspoon salt to sprinkle in a hot iron skillet and fry to sear both sides, then turn fire down to finish cooking.<
Quick and Easy MacaroonsSimple and delicious - for the real coconut lover. Combine coconut with flour in a mixing bowl. Add egg white and stir until entire mixture is moistened. Drop by teaspoonful onto a baking sheet.
Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Squares
Cut cookie dough in 1/4 inch slices and arrange in 2 layers on bottom of greased 8-9 inch square pan. Cookies will spread to make 1 layer. Bake 15-20 minutes; until puffy (as per oven temperature on package).
Cheeseburger SkilletIn skillet, brown beef and cook onion until tender. Pour off fat. Stir in soups and water; add potatoes. Heat and stir. Serves 6.
Orange Glazed CarrotsEasy and tastes good. Slice carrots diagonally about 1 inch thick. Cook, covered, in boiling salted water in saucepan for 15 minutes or just until tender.
Nantucket Cranberry BreadGreat holiday or every day bread! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla in bowl; mix well. Sift in dry ingredients; mix well.
Bubba's OnionsReally good with barbecues. Every one I make them for comes back for more!
Time to Change Your AC FilterDon't forget to change (or clean, depending on the type) your filters for your AC before you turn it on this season. A clean filter not only saves you money, but it also cuts down on colds and virus.
Saving Money on ChickenTips for saving money on chicken as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Post your ideas here.
May Day BasketsMay Day is the forgotten holiday by many, but the sentiments of the day make it a perfect holiday to remember the beautiful things we have been waiting for all winter. Who does not wait for the first flowers of spring?
Freezing for the Soup PotSteak, roast and poultry bones can all be frozen until needed for soup stock. You can always have instant soup stock if you pour pan juice into ice cube trays and freeze after they set up you can neatly store them in plastic ziplocs.
Storage Box For Pressed FlowersI found this to be a great place to store and organize all my pressed flowers. When I was doing a project I would just pull the whole drawer out, place it on the table and it's all right at my fingertips. On smaller projects I'd just pull the drawers out partially.
Use Hand Soap Pump for Dish Washing LiquidWhen my kids were little they liked to help with the dishes and it seemed that they always used too much dish soap. Well I finally solved the problem.
Prepare Dishes in Advance for a Communion PartyMake dishes ahead of time in the chafing pan inserts. Give the dish to a friend that will not be at the church and ask them to bake the item before the party starts and to bring to the party when they arrive.
Maypole DancingThis dance is a tradition on May 1st - May Day. It is danced in celebration of spring. Many years ago I researched May Pole Dancing for a teacher I was working with that wanted to teach the children the dance.
Ways To Hide Bra StrapsTo keep bra straps hidden, I have recommended the double stick tape (sometimes called "fashion tape" or such) between the dress and bra strap. A better idea, that is more re-useable, would be to sew in the oval spring clip type hair clips (child sizes) with a loose tack (so it moves a bit).
April (Siberian Husky)April is a 4 year old Siberian Husky. My son bought her on Father's Day for my husband. We all fell in love at first sight! She loves taking walks, playing fetch with her ball and rubber bone, and absolutely loves blizzards and diving in the snow.
Removing White Out from Car Paint?Our car just got tagged with White Out and sugar. I was just wondering if anyone knew what would be the easiest/ safest way to get it off? Please feedback, asap if you know. Thanks.
Sticking to a Weight Loss Program?I am trying to change my life habits of eating and exercise. I do really well for 2 weeks then fall off the wagon. I blow it totally. Any suggestions on how to control my will power and stay focused on exercise?
Painting Plastic Glasses?I am trying to paint plastic glasses for gifts for friends. I saw tips about putting on a plastic primer and/or spraying it after the acrylic is dry. But can you drink from these then and can they go through the dishwasher? Is it safe?
Seasoning Mix for Hamburger Patties?Does anybody know of a good hamburger seasoning? I raise beef cattle for a living and haven't found a good seasoning to mix in when I make my ground beef patties. Help is really appreciated! Thanks.
Pyracantha Shrubs Not Producing Berries?Why are my Pyracantha shrubs not producing berries? We are not in a frost pocket and have mild springs. The shrubs are pruned every year and they are five years old. Help!
Water Rings on Unfinished Table?I have two water rings (from this morning) on my coffee table and they're many shades lighter than the color of the wood. The table has no varnish to begin with and is old.
PureAyre Odor Eliminator?Have any ThriftyFun readers used PureAyre Odor Eliminator? And, if so, would they recommend it?
Getting Adult Child to Clean Up?I have an adult child, grandchild, and another adult family member who have come to live with my husband and me. My adult child keeps her room (and grandchild's) like a disaster area.
Pea Plants are Dying?I'm having trouble with my pea plants. They are about 5 to 8 inches high right now. A few plants have lost almost all color, without any wilting. They just shrivel up to nothing and die overnight.
Glue Reviews for Clay Crafts?What is a good glue for crafting with clay?
Repairing Dents in Lampshades?How do you get dents out of lampshades?
Including Sibling in Baby Shower?Any ideas for the "big sister" at an upcoming baby shower? We want her to be involved and not left out. She is so excited about baby brother and we want her to feel included.
Lowering Soil PH With Grass Clippings?Does using green grass clippings in your soil lower the pH of the soil?
Sharpie on Nylon Sun Jacket?I got sharpie on a nylon Sun Mountain jacket. How do I get it out?
Ideas for Senior Class Activities?I am running for senior class president next year and I was wondering if anyone has done any really fun or cool senior activities? Anything will work, even if it's not just for seniors. Thanks!
Graduation Gift Ideas?A close friend of mine is graduating from IT college. But, he's been living on his own for several years so he doesn't need any household items. He is moving a month after his graduation, so I don't want to clutter him with more stuff to move!
Sharpie on Car Interior?My son put Sharpie on the inside ceiling in my van. Should I try alcohol? It is also on the headrest.
Chickens Eating Tomato Plant Leaves?Does anybody know if chickens like tomato leaves? I have free-range chickens and they roam without me watching them. The plants leaves got taken off but the stem is in perfect condition! It happened in a matter of two days. Thanks.
Shell Gasoline With Nitrogen?Any comments about Shell gasoline with nitrogen? Does anyone get better mileage?