May 20, 2009

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Recipes

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Mallow Rhubarb DessertI like this because it is so easy, You basically just have to layer it and it is oh so good!

 

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Cheeseburger BakeA "comfort food" recipe that feeds a larger family. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Generously grease 13x9x2 inch baking dish.

 

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Fruit Cocktail PieVery easy, quick, and good for special occasions. Combine filling ingredients, pour into shell and bake at 350 degrees F. Cool and serve with whipping cream.

 

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Ham and Cheese BakeThis is a quick, easy recipe that will feed 6-8 people and it's delicious.

 

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Sponge Baths For DogsIf your dog hates a bath like mine do, I give them a sponge bath. Fill the sink with water and wet them with their own face cloths. Soap them up and rinse them off. Towel dry them and they are now clean once again.

 

Lightning Struck Oak

Lightning Struck OakHere's an interesting picture of a large oak tree struck by lightning on our property April 25th. Free firewood!

 

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Product Review: Riddex Plug-in RepellerI got 2 of these and plugged them in, one above the dogs' dishes and one above the kitchen counter. I never saw any difference in the number of bugs crawling around. After about 2 months, I went to unplug one and it went flying! The back of the unit itself was covered in roaches!

 

Butterfly and MarigoldsI snapped this little guy checking out my flowers on the deck, a sure sign of spring in this area!

 

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Uses for Bread HeelsWe use the ends of bread (heels/left over pieces) for bread pudding. We put the 'leftovers' back into a bread bag and refreeze them. After thawing them for the second time they are already a little 'dry' and perfect for bread pudding.

 

Howard (Yorkie)Howard is an 8 month old toy Yorkie. I received an antique bird cage for Valentines Day so my husband took me to a pet expo. Instead of a bird, we found Howard!

 

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Save Manuals for Tools and AppliancesThere have been a lot of posts here at ThriftyFun from people asking for manuals. When you buy any product, don't throw the manual away. Keep a large folder strictly for manuals.

 

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Green Baby Facts: Raising a Healthy Baby and Planet...When I was a mother to be, there was not a whole lot of choices out there for anything that was green. We had glass bottles and cloth diapers which are two big green choices but most mothers readily jumped on the Pampers bandwagon because they were easy and convenient.

 

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Using Coupons WiselyI have been a staunch couponer for years. One year, I kept the money I that I saved and was able to buy a new washer and dryer at the end of the year. Two to five dollars a week at the grocery store adds up.

 

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Recycled BottheadsRecycling pop or water bottles into funny faces. The creations can then be used as decor or piggy banks. Making a family of Bottheads is great fun for the kids.

 

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Save Produce Bands for GardeningSave the velcro wrap that comes on loose leaf lettuce, Swiss chard, boo choy, and other supermarket vegetables. Use them for tying up your vines or tomato plants. They won't harm the plant and they can be cut smaller.

 

Recycled Garden Bench

Garden Bench from a Broken TableWe had a glass table in the garden and one day it shattered. So we came up with this solution for recycling it. We used left over wood planks and even the last of the stain we had for the deck.

 

Gardening IndoorsI live at an elevation of over 10,000 ft and outdoor gardening is difficult. Our growing season is thirty days long. I am beginning to indoor garden. Here it is May 3rd and it snowed this morning but I am looking at my beautiful tomato blossoms.

 

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Hardening Display DonutsIf you should want to harden a donut, it should be a cake donut (no icing.) Put into a preheated oven on a cookie sheet, at 200* for 5 hours. Let cool and decorate with craft paint and glued on google eyes, etc.

 

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Donate Usable Yard Sale LeftoversMost of us "thrifty people" have yard sales occasionally. We usually have in the contents of our sale, items that we no longer use or want. After a sale there are always items that didn't sell. Let's all remember the less fortunate and donate our leftover items.

 

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Using Juice in Canned FruitDuring the summer months I save the juice from our canned fruit. I do one of 4 things with the juice.

 

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Lyrics to "The Letter Edged in Black" Thanks for the answer to my previous song question. My Aunt and I were thrilled to get the words. I just have one more song that needs the words. The title is "The Letter Edged in Black". My Aunt would like the words to this one. Again, its an oldie. Thanks. GailDarlene

 

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Keeping a House Organized While RenovatingMy hubby and I have inherited his grandmother's house. It is a lovely house, rather small but manageable. However, each and every room needs to be reconstructed then remodeled, from the floors being torn up to the ceilings being reconstructed in each room.

 

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Making Kitchen Countertops Out of Wood I need information on using Pine boards to create a kitchen counter top.

 

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Uses for CDsDoes anyone have any uses for CDs or DVDs? I hoard them in hopes of finding a neat way to use them.

 

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Calla Lily Blooms Not Standing UpMy calla lily blooms are not standing up straight. They are almost looking wilted. Is this a sign of not enough water or too much water? I have never had one before and am a little stumped. Please help.

 

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Dog Saliva Stains on a CouchMy couch is upholstered in regular material. I have a wet mouth golden retriever so there is dog saliva on the arms of my sofa. Does anyone have any ideas on how to remove the stains? Thanks for your help.

 

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Preventing Soap Scum on a TubI sprinkle a little Epsom salts to my bathwater to prevent soap scum. The soap seems to float on the top of the water rather than becoming a scummy ring, then goes down the drain.

 

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Repairing a Hole in a Microfiber CouchMy dog chewed a hole in my microfiber couch. How can I repair it? The tear is a little smaller than a baseball.

 

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Renuzit Air Freshener BunnyDoes anyone has the pattern for the Renuzit bunny? When I lived in the US I think I got it out of the Crafts n Thing magazine. It had a fabric head not the styrofoam ball.

 

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Growing Collard GreensI planted Collard Green seeds last year in early Fall. The plants came up and I did not cut them down as usual. They survived the winter and now have grown to about five feet tall with yellow flowers on top. What should I do?

 

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Noisy Water HeaterHow do you service a water heater that makes noise inside?

 

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Covering Glass on DoorsMy sister's home has a double front door with glass in the upper halves, leading into the great room. The back of the great room is all windows and french doors. Therefore, at night you can see through the whole house.

 

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Graduation Thank You Note IdeasI just had a graduation party with a library/book theme, since I recently received my Master of Library Science. I carried the theme the whole way through with a date due card as my invitation, stacks of books as centerpieces, a cake in the shape of a book and bookmarks as favors.

 

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Hummingbird Feeding Tubes With StoppersWhere can I purchase hummingbird feeding tubes with stopper?

 

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Downloading Embroidery Design for a Janome MC9500Does anyone know how to download embroidery designs from the computer to the adapter card for a Janome MC9500? I need help!

 

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Crafts Using Wedding Dress UnderliningI recently received parts of my mother's wedding dress, namely the underlining. It is in wonderful shape and I would like to make some sort of keepsake out of it.

 

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Caramel Rice Pudding RecipeI would like the recipe for this pudding. I've checked the internet and can't find the exact one I am looking for. The rice turns out all caramel colored, but it doesn't have any brown sugar or cinnamon in it.

 

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