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Grilled BBQ Chicken WrapsThese turned out so amazing that I had to share them! Heat grill to medium (I used my George Foreman). Brush chicken with dressing and grill 6-8 minutes on each side or until done.
Easy Chicken ParmesanEasy to do and tasty! Brown chicken patties until crispy in a 400 degree F oven in a 13x9 inch pan- about 20 minutes or so.
Fried RiceHeat 2 tablespoons oil in skillet. Stir fry 2 eggs in oil. Add celery, onions, mushrooms and pork or shrimp with remaining 2 tablespoons oil in skillet.
Grilled TomatoesJust recently got our tomato plants in. Love tomatoes and this recipe is great! Cut tomatoes in halves. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper; dot with butter and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Cherokee CasseroleEasy to make. One of my son's favorites. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Brown beef with onion. Drain. Add seasonings. Add tomatoes, soup, and rice and bring to a boil.
Chocolate-Covered Raisin CookiesYummy cookies! Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar in bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add mixture of flour, soda and salt gradually mixing well after each addition.
Easy Dinner CasseroleGreat casserole! Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Mix ground beef and soup mix in bowl. Press lightly in to 9x13 inch baking dish.
Healthy Fruit SaladGreat healthy recipe! Slice strawberries, pineapple and bananas into bite-sized pieces; cut grapes into halves. Layer in large bowl.
Poppy Seed BreadCombine first 5 ingredients in bowl, mixing well. Add next 4 ingredients with 1 1/2 tsp. almond extract and 1 1/2 cups milk, beating well.
Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing RecipeNo more pricey store bought spice packages ;-) Put this in a blender with 1/2 cup vinegar (red or cider) and 1 cup vegetable or olive oil and blend until smooth.
Find Worms for FishingDo you fish with worms but don't want to dig up the yard looking for them, and don't want to purchase them? Then get out your pitchfork, bury the tongs all the way in the ground by standing on the pitchfork.
Store Crochet Hooks in an Eyeglass CaseI like to crochet while traveling and I've found the perfect container for storing my many crochet hooks is in an empty eyeglass case. These cases fit perfectly inside my purse or my car's glove box.
Frozen Fruit and Juice PunchMix a frozen fruit punch can with 2 cans of water and 1 two liter bottle of ginger ale or Sprite in a punch bowl. Use Frozen fruit as your ice. Frozen lemonade is great also. It looks pretty, and I always get compliments.
Repairing a Leaky Water HoseGet hose completely dry. If hole is tiny, fill it with rubber cement, If large, use silicone caulk. When the cement has dried, wrap the area starting about an inch from the hole with black plastic tape.
Black Accents to Add Drama to a RoomIf you have a room that is blah, but you don't want to spend the money to redecorate, you can give the room drama by adding black. Paint all picture frames, the ceiling fixture and wall decorations black. Paint a few knickknacks black.
Take Your Own Creative PhotosWe all love those great children's photographs, but who can afford to go to the photographer? Dress your kids for that special photograph. My Granddaughter loves to "Play Dress Up", and take pictures.
Craft Project: Mother's Day Bath SaltsShow Mom how much you appreciate her by giving her some homemade bath salt for Mother's Day.
Have a Laundry Basket for Each PersonWhen taking dry clothes off the washing line, have a basket for each person. When you take the baskets in, each person is responsible for putting their clothes away.
Memory Jar For Mother's DayFor Mother's Day some years ago, my siblings and I (all grown) made our mom a Memory Jar. We found a beautiful ceramic jar for under $10, which we filled with special memories.
Add Alcohol to Baby Wipes for Sanitizing WipesI was worried that hand sanitizer alone would not clean our hands well enough so I invented my own sanitizing wipes. I buy a container of baby wipes and open them and pour in 1/2 bottle of alcohol.
Save Cold-Pak Insulin Shipping BagsIf you get your insulin shipped to you, it's kept cold during shipping with plastic bags filled with frozen gel. Save these gel-filled bags, and reuse them to keep lunch boxes and coolers cold.
Mother's Day Flower PotMothers day gift made with flowers and pot. Take the foam and push into pot. I used a tin pot but you can use any kind you want. Glue item of your choosing on to one end of the dowel then push into foam any where you want.
Porch SwingNothing makes your home look better, than a new porch swing. My husband made mine out of scrap lumber and paint. What a nice place to relax!
Leave Craft Magazines IntactDon't tear pages out of magazines! Make copies of the ideas, projects, recipes or whatever, file them as usual, then pass the intact magazines along to someone else. Your project might be the first page of someone else's pattern.
Think Like a Butcher When Buying MeatI am always on the lookout for a bargain or a way to make my own bargain. My gram taught me years ago how to save money on meat purchases. If they have pork loin on sale, buy it and cut your own pork chops.
Use Kids Cookbook to Teach Cooking and IndependenceI have been having a hard time in the kitchen with my teenage son. I bought a children's recipe book at a thrift store to help my teenager learn to cook for himself. The recipes are simple.
Easy Teen Curfew ClockWe got a simple little alarm clock to put in the living room near the front door. Before either of my teenagers goes out in the evening, we make sure it's set to match the cell phone time, and that the alarm is set for the time I want them home.
Bubba (Chow/Golden Retriever)Bubba is 4 1/2 years old. He is a Chow and Golden Retriever mix. I adopted him as a puppy from the Sonoma County Animal Shelter. He was found in a nearby town in shopping cart.
Baby BibMakes a very inexpensive, fun gift! Obtain bandanna (or cut similar fabric into the same shape) and wash cloth (or similar fabric cut into the same shape)
Stretch Bath Salts With Baking SodaDo you love your bath salt, but it is never enough, and it costs too much to continually replace? You can mix your current bath salts with equal amounts of baking soda to give you more and it also softens the water even more for you.
Don't Overfeed Your PetDon't over feed your pet. I know we all love our babies, but too much food is not good for anyone. Show them your love by taking them for a walk or playing in the backyard with the little one's favorite toy.
Bunny PotThis is a oops bunny that got stuck in a flower pot hiding the eggs. I used a 4 inch flower pot, a 4 inch Styrofoam ball and a Styrofoam egg, with craft foam for the feet pads.
Make Holes in Plastic With a Hot NailI like the recycled bird feeder idea. Here is a faster, simpler way to make holes in any plastic without using a hammer. If you have a gas stove in your kitchen, I use a pair of long handled pliers to hold a longer nail.
Crochet Patterns for Beginners?I am learning how to crochet a doily and I was looking on the internet for a very simple round doily.
Outdoor Birthday Party Ideas
?I'm planning my son's first birthday party. I have decided to invite people from our church and my close friends which we see every week. But the list totals at around 80, this includes adults and kids.
How Much Vinegar for Dogs?Has anyone ever heard of adding vinegar to pet's water to ward off fleas?
White Spots on Black Formica Countertop?My black Formica countertop has white stains that do not show up when wet but can see when dry. Any ideas on how to remove them?
Broiling Food in the Oven?Can I use any type of pan to broil food in or do I have to use the broiler pan that came with the stove? The broiler pan that came with the stove seems so hard to clean. Any advice?
Repairing Scratched CDs?Is it possible to repair a scratched music CD?
Ideas for a Large Birthday Party?I would like some ideas for a fun birthday party for 22 kids. My daughter is turning 7 in June and she has invited all her 1st grade classmates, boys and girls. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
Removing Silicone from a Bathtub?How do you remove silicone from a bathtub? The tub is fiberglass and it has clear silicone that has hardened. It was used as a sealer and adhesive.
Using a Dish Cloth to Clean?Do you think it is sanitary to use the same dish cloth you wash dishes with to wipe off the countertop and stove? I read an article that stated this was unsanitary and you should have a dish cloth for washing the dishes and another one for cleaning the stove and surrounding areas only.
Creative Potty Training Ideas?My 2 1/2 year old won't go poop on the potty. She goes pee and has had no accidents. She will not poop in her pull ups either. She holds it in for days and days. I don't know what to do anymore. Can someone please help?
Waterproofing Cotton Fabric?I have been rained out of playing paintball for the last time! I have been looking for ways to waterproof my Camo, and the only ones I can find involve gasoline, and wax.
Wire Coat Hanger Animals?I'm looking for some other patterns for cats and dogs made with wire hangers. I was talking to a lady yesterday about wire hangers making good stuff. Please help.
How to Change the Color of Hydrangeas?How do you get blue hydrangeas?
Remedies for a Stuffy Nose?Are there any ThriftyFun readers who know of a stuffy nose remedy when in high-altitude (over 5,000 feet) for over a month?
Planting a Garden on Top of Concrete?In my backyard we have a concrete slab that is about a 1/2 inch thick, that was used for a basketball area. Now, I would like to grow a garden on top.
Raw Portabella Mushrooms?Can you eat portabella mushrooms raw?
Potty Training an Abused Dog?I just got a 1 1/2 yr old male min pin from an abusive home. I am having the biggest problem with this potty training. I have other dogs that I potty trained, but he is being difficult. I have him in a crate at night and when we are not home. He still urinates in it! Does anyone have any advice?
Gift Tag Ideas for a Gift Card?I am looking for ideas for a gift tag. I am giving a gift certificate to a spa to my mother for mothers day. She has a lot of problems with her back and I figured a good massage will feel really good to her.