June 8, 2009

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Recipes

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Raisin Bran MuffinsPut everything into a big bowl and mix well. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake at 350 degrees F until done.

 

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno ShrimpMouth watering bacon wrapped jalapeno shrimp. Clean and devein shrimp. Wear gloves while slicing fresh jalapenos, cut into slivers.

 

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Whipped Potato CasseroleWhip cream cheese and sour cream and add garlic and onion. Add prepared potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30-45 minutes in 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.

 

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Round Steak SurpriseCut the round steak into strips, trimming the fat. Put meat in a gallon size Ziploc bag with enough flour and pepper to coat meat strips.

 

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Mini Oreo Peanut Butter Surprise CupcakesThe grand kids just love them. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; set aside.

 

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Orange Slice CookiesCut up orange slices and add a little sugar and flour over chunks and mix so they won't stick together. Cream sugar, shortening.

 

Articles

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Using Rabbit Litter as Compost and MulchI have several indoor pets that include 2 rabbits. I use cedar shavings in all the cages. When I clean the cages I dump the used shavings in my flower beds for mulch as well as fertilizer.

 

Freeze Recycled Containers for Lunches

Freeze Recycled Containers for LunchesI was eating some applesauce and yogurt today and I had this amazing idea. If you filled the yogurt cup 1/2 full of water and froze it, you could fill the applesauce cup with fruit, pudding, yogurt, dip, dressing, ice cream, or even applesauce!

 

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Product Review: Black and Decker Power ScrubberI have a little tool that I have had for at least 8 years. It's a Black and Decker Model PKS150 Power Scrubber, but since I bought mine, they have come out with newer models. I only paid about $10-15 for mine.

 

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Store Unfinished Jigsaw Puzzles in a Pizza BoxEmpty cardboard pizza boxes make great storage for a jigsaw puzzle in progress. They can easily save a long evenings work without taking up table space. Can be slid under a couch or bed until there is time to again tackle the puzzle.

 

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Make Children's Chore CardsWe made chore cards. I listed the chore, and they decorated the front. On the back we described the chore. We included feeding and watering animals, making dessert, vacuum, take out garbage, etc.

 

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High School Graduation Gift IdeasThe oldest grandchild on my husband's side of the family graduated this year, so I came up with a gift idea to give her a good start at college. I emailed the relatives to ask for recipes, household hints, and study tips.

 

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Make a Broom SockI took an old towel and sewed it like a pillow case to the size of my broom. It works great to cover the broom, when I dust around the ceiling for webs and dirt. It keeps any dirt from the broom getting onto the walls. I just wash it in the laundry when it is dirty.

 

Peanut (Chihuahua/Yorkie)

Peanut (Chihuahua/Yorkie)Peanut is a 5 year old Chihuahua/Yorkie. Peanut was 4 weeks old and given to me by a friend because the mother got hit by a car and she needed someone to care for the pups.

 

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Bath and Body Works Clearance SalesBath and Body works has their big annual clearance sales twice a year: in January and June. If you want to indulge yourself with some fancy-schmancy body wash, lotions, etc. These are the months to do it.

 

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Removing Stuck Lids from JarsI like to use Marmite in my soups and stews for additional depth of flavor, but that lid glues itself shut to the jar and it's an impossible task to get it open. It is kept it in the refrigerator to ensure freshness, so this may be a contributing factor.

 

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Scramble Eggs in a Ziplock BagWhen having a crowd over for breakfast/brunch instead of cooking scrambled egg orders with everyone wanting different ingredients, get everyone's order and put in plastic bags with each persons name on top or assign a number to each person.

 

Painted design (hot dog and a soda) on black grill cover.

Painted Grill CoverSpice up your plastic grill cover by painting on a summer design. Just by hand painting or even painting your design on with stencils you can give your grill cover a new look for summer.

 

Questions

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What is the Title of This Movie?I'm looking for an older horror movie I saw in the 90's. The parts I remember were that a group of teens are traveling to a house for a trip of some sort.

 

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DNA Testing for DogsHas anyone had their dog DNA tested to see exactly what breed(s) you have? I did the swab test on one dog and it came back totally wrong and someone asked me if we would consider a blood test.

 

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Removing Odor from a Leather JacketHow do I get rid of frying odors from a restaurant, on my leather jacket?

 

What Breed is My Dog?I just go this puppy a few weeks ago. I was told he's a chihuahua mix, but I am not sure with what. Does anybody have an idea?

 

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Sour Milk and Septic SystemsCould sour milk be beneficial to a septic system?

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper: Imperial Wallcoverings #NV-2372We are looking for a wallpaper we used 15 years ago. It is Imperial Wallcoverings #NV-2372. Thanks.

 

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Storage Ideas for a House With No ClosetsI need cheap, frugal ideas on how to create space like the hat holder idea I have in my house. It is just plain string and it is knotted with loops all the way down and then secured to the wall with a nail. I hang all my Velcro baseball and racing hats from the loops.

 

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Coffee Stains on T-shirtsI have several shirts with coffee stains. How can I remove the coffee stains without damaging the color of the shirts? They are mostly made of cotton knit material (t-shirts). Thanks for your help.

 

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Manual for Farberware Convection Turbo OvenI've inherited a Farberware Convection Turbo Oven. Can anyone direct me to a manual, so I can use it?

 

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Crocheted Dog InstructionsI am looking for instructions on how to make different crocheted dogs.

 

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Locating an Old CommercialA few years ago there was a commercial featuring an older lady teetering around on high heels. She was walking towards some really tacky, over-sized gold colored leaves.

 

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Wearing a Skirtini SwimsuitIf I wear a 2 piece swimsuit composed of a top and a separate bottom (a skirtini), will the top balloon up in the water and rise?

 

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Starting a Japanese Holly from CuttingsI have to cut back a Japanese Holly. Can the stems I cut be rooted to make other cuttings? If so, please let me know. Thanks.

 

Bumps on a Coach PurseI just bought a Coach Purse at a yard sale that had hard spots that look like tumors or blisters, though there is no air space. The seller said someone got water on it, but I've never seen water do this to a Coach bag. Any suggestions?

 

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Reviews of Skin ExfoliantsWhat is the best exfoliant for the hands, arms and legs?

 

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Re-potting OrchidsWhen do I re-pot my orchids?

 

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Recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits and IcingDoes anyone have a recipe for cinnamon raisin biscuits? I also need the icing recipe. Thanks.

 

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Identifying a Black SnakeI was at a friend's house and we saw a huge 6 foot ling black snake. We thought it was just a big, non-venomous black snake that eats mice and is native to the area, but then it opened it's mouth and had a pure white mouth or throat.

 

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Swollen Feet from FlyingDoes anyone else experience swollen feet and ankles when flying? I have bought flight socks which did not help at all. The skin on my feet is stretched so much and it is so painful.

 

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Buying a Vacuum Storage PumpI am considering buying a vacuum storage pump that will help to prevent my freezer items from getting freezer burn. In your experience, which product performs better: a) The battery-operated Reynolds Handi-Vac OR b) the Ziplock hand held manual pump?

 

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Sealing Antique CabinetI have an old Sellers cabinet that has chippy paint. I like the look and would like to seal it to prevent more chipping. I have tried polyurethane, but it does not hold. Are there any other suggestions?

 

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What Causes Thin Fingernails?What causes thin fingernails?

 

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White Out on a Leather SofaI would like to know how to clean White Out from a burgundy leather sofa.

 

Wallpapering Over Wood PanelingCan you wallpaper over paneling? We remodel vintage campers, and were wondering if this is possible.

 

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Rusted Garden ToolsAre there any household products that can be used to remove rust from garden tools?

 

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Petunias Stopped BloomingMy hanging baskets of petunias stopped blooming. Why did this happen? Thanks for your help.

 

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Removing Paint from CeilingWhile replacing the roof shingles, it rained and leaked water to the dry wall ceiling. A few days later it dried OK, but started to bubble up the ceiling paint and it cracked in places.

 

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Inexpensive Party IdeasI need inexpensive party ideas. I live in Barbados and we don't have a lot of money, so I need ideas that are not expensive.

 

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Copycat Recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken How do you cook chicken to taste like Kentucky Fried?

 

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Cake Ideas for a Newly Ordained PastorI'm looking for a unique saying for the top of a cake for a newly ordained lady pastor in our church. Thanks for your help.

 

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Shading My Porch from the SunIn the afternoon the hot sun comes onto my porch. I need to create shade, but can't afford solar shades. Does anyone have an idea what I can use to shade my porch that is not to expensive?

 

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Waffle Plate for George Foreman GrillI got a George Foreman next generation grill. Can I put a waffle plate in it?

 

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Best Allergy MedicationWhat is the best allergy medicine?

 

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Remedies for DiverticulitisWhat is a cure for diverticulitis? Please let me know so that I can try it. Thanks.

 

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Turmeric Stain on White ClothingHow can I remove a turmeric stain from white clothes?

 

Garage Sale Survival TipsHere are garage sale tips shared by the ThriftyFun community.

 

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Planning a Frugal Trip to SwitzerlandMy 3 sisters and I would love to send my aging parents to Switzerland. It's been a dream of my mom's for as long as I can remember. We all have limited budgets. Do any of you have any tips for frugal travel to Switzerland?

 

What Breed is My Dog?This is our Chewy. We know he is a golden mixed with something. What do you think he could be mixed with? His coat is fluffy, his tail curls, he has white at the tips of this feet and tail, and he does not have a purple/black tongue (or even speckles).

 

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Tips for Speaking Before a JudgeI have to go before a judge for the second time and I need help explaining my depression, OCD and bipolar symptoms to a judge. I already have but my case appeared to be not strong enough due to the fact I am not very good at talking in front of people.

 

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Finding Smaller Furniture for an ApartmentWhere can I find small scale furniture for an apartment? Furniture stores only seem to have full-size furniture, no tables for two, for example. I am trying to help my mom find a small table with two chairs.

 

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Laminate Hardwood Floor StreakingWe just got Laminate Hardwood floors put in our house. The company that installed our floors told us to use this one product which leaves marks on the floor. I see greyish foot prints, mop marks, and where I sprayed the cleaner.

 

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Making Centerpieces Using Shoes and FlowersHow do I make centerpieces with shoes and flowers?

 

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Self-Watering Using Milk JugsI already asked this as a reply, but am now asking here about the watering tip using a milk jug. I've had to fill mine repeatedly every few hours. They each only have 1 very tiny hole on the bottom. Why is this happening?

 

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Septic Tank Safe CleanersWhat can I use to clean the toilet tanks? Right now they look black stained. I recently put in a water filtration system and expected to see clear water in my toilet tanks. Instead whenever I open the toilet tanks it is all black.

 

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Green and Healthy GrassHow does one revive and make a lush lawn?

 

How Much Should a Chihuahua Weigh?How much should a chihuahua male dog weigh? He is now 7 months and weights 9.5 pounds. I got him at 10 weeks and he was 5.5 pounds then. Supposedly mom and dad were pure chihuahuas, but I don't think so. He looks mixed. I just want to know when their breed stops growing.

 

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