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Macaroni and CheeseThis is a recipe that is loved my most people and especially by kids. Cook the macaroni according to package directions and drain. Place the macaroni in a greased 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
Impossible Tuna PieCream cheese, cheddar cheese, Velveeta, onions, tomatoes and tuna baked in a Bisquick crust - YUM!
Traditional Deviled EggsSimple is great when it comes to deviled eggs. Try these with a little minced onion.
Baked Spinach DipMelt cream cheese and Monterrey jack cheese in a large sauce pan over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat when blended (it will look like a clumpy mess for a while).
Escalloped CabbageI love cabbage. I know lots of people don't, but I really do because it's very versatile. You can use it in so many ways. I think this recipe is one of the best ways.
Key Lime PieGreat cool pie recipe. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix the condensed milk, egg substitute and lime juice together.
Sharing Plants and CuttingsAll of these plants were donated to me by a fellow Thrifty Fun member. All of these were taken directly from her grounds. They are doing great and are a fabulous starting point for me!
Dog BedThis has an inside pillow filled with fiberfill and a removable cover for washing, with a pocket so my dog thinks he is sleeping "under the blankets".
Panny (Jack Russell/Beagle Mix)Panny (Jack Russell/Beagle mix) is a 2 year old Jack Russell/beagle mix. We adopted her from the humane society a year and a half ago.
Repel Insect Pests with Strategic PlantingIf you are bothered with pests, there is some natural remedies to repel. You can plant peppermint, spearmint, lavender, or pennyroyal around the base of your house, as well as, other places.
Welcome Sign Made From BranchesI am big on nature. I took one long branch, a shorter branch, scrap wood, and made a welcome sign. I screwed the branches together. I put a screw(or nail) in top of the sign, wrapped copper wire around top screws.
Reuse Baby Powder Bottles For Baking SodaUse empty baby powder bottles for baking soda. This makes it easier to sprinkle on to carpets. You can also use cornstarch which will save you money on baby powder as you can use it in place of powder, it does the same thing.
Use Less Than the Recommended Laundry DetergentI've been reading the comments from the ThriftyFun community. Many of us have had problems due to the new liquid laundry detergents, since there's been an excessive amount of soap left in the final rinse cycle.
Thrifty Aquarium TipsAs an avid aquarium hobbyist, I am always trying to find ways to save money while making a great home for my fish. I have several tips that I would love to use here:
Use Old Dresser as a Computer DeskI decided to decorate the spare bedroom in a "country" theme, but it still needs to house the family computer. I bought an old dresser with one long drawer in the center, and 3 drawers on each side, with the center open for a chair.
Recycled Kitchen Utensil HolderI used Juicy Juice cans to hold my kitchen utensils. I put them in a wire basket that I found for 50 cents, added the magnets and bingo, a multipurpose rack.
Use Cooking Oil Spray for Baking PotatoesInstead of getting your hands all oily when prepping potatoes for baking, simply put your prepped potatoes on a plate or tray, and use cooking spray oil on them, turn taters over, spray the other side, and you're done!
Washed Jerseys Have Lost Their Elasticity?I have washed a lot of jerseys in the washing machine. They have not shrunk, but they have lost all their elasticity and fluffiness. Is there any way I can make them wearable again? Thanks for any help.
Mikata's Japanese Restaurant Style Salad Dressing?I need the recipe for the salad dressing at Mikata's. It has orange juice, orange zest, and I think rice wine vinegar. Does anyone know how to make it? It is great.
Buying Bulk Spices?Does anyone have any suggestions on where to buy spices in bulk?
Leaves on Tomatoes in Topsy Turvy Tree Turning Yellow?What would make my tomato plants leaves turn yellow? I am growing them in a Topsy Turvy Tree. I don't even have any tomatoes on them yet.
Brown Patches in New Lawn?Why are there brown patches in my new lawn?
Village Wallpaper: Pattern #5815721?I'm in need of 2 single rolls of wallpaper by Village. The pattern number is: 5815721. Does anyone have any ideas on where I might find a single roll or two?
Recipes Using TVP?I'm interested in trying textured vegetable protein (TVP) flakes. I already use the Morningstar Farms and Boca Burger brands, but thought maybe the flakes might give me a little more bang for my buck.
Sightseeing Near Wausau, WI?My husband will be in Wausau, WI the first two weeks of August and I plan to join him for a week. I will have my own rental car and would love tips on the best gardens, dairies, parks, etc. to explore on my own while he is flying.
Buying Metallic Yarn?Where is the best and least expensive place to buy fancy metallic or shiny rayon yarn in bright colors? The brighter and more glittery the better. I'm not looking for eyelash or bumpy yarn.
Getting Rid of Skunk Smell Outside?I have had a terrible skunk smell outside in my backyard for about a week now. I can't smell it in my front yard. Could a skunk possibly have died under my pool deck or something? How do I get rid of the smell?
Removing Flarp Putty from the Ceiling?How do you get Flarp off of the ceiling?
Making an Amaryllis Bloom Again?How do I get an Amaryllis to rebloom? My mother-in-law, said it can be done.
Mice in Car's Fan Housing?My mom has a severe problem with field mice getting into the heating/air fan housing in her car. No one else has had a problem when they visit her, but she has had to have her car in the shop at least 10 times for this in the two years that she has owned the car.
Split Pea Soup on a Liquid Diet?Can I have watered down, split pea soup on a liquid diet?
What Breed is My Puppy?We adopted a puppy from the shelter about a month ago. We are trying to figure out if she looks like a full blooded American Pit Bull Terrier or if someone thinks she might be mixed with something.
Cleaning an Armani Microfiber Bag?What is the best way to clean an Armani microfiber bag. It is authentic so I don't want to ruin it. The handle is leather, is there a special cleaner or can I use warm water and soap. Help.
Is This Marlite?Does anyone know if this is Marlite? It is a kind of slick surface and at the seam of each panel is a thin strip of metal. Our house was built in 1925, but I have a sneaking suspicion the bathroom was updated around the 50's.
Killing Mosquito Larvae in Rain Barrel?I am catching rainwater. To kill mosquito larvae, how much Clorox per 55 gallon barrel should I be adding?
Fruit Floats to the Top When Canning?I'm canning plums by water bath method. The problem is even though I stew the plums in syrup a few minutes first and then scoop them into mason jars and top with more hot syrup after 30 minutes of the hot water bath, all the fruit floats to the top of the jar.
Homemade Laundry Detergent Not Getting Clothes Clean?Has anyone had trouble with homemade laundry detergent? I made a batch using the recipe: 1 bar of shredded soap, 1 cup washing soda, and 1 cup borax. It called for using a tablespoon in the wash.
Using Cone Yarn?How thick is 1/69 metallic cone yarn? I'm trying to buy some on eBay. Is it like sport-weight, "fingering" or baby yarn? Or is it super-thin like "knit-cro-sheen" cotton for doilies or even thinner like button thread?
Flea Killing Apples?Has anyone ever heard of flea killing apples? I think they are called Bard or Crab apples, they kill bugs, mainly fleas. What are they and where would I get them?
What is This Plant?We just moved into a new place that is surrounded with rose bushes and other plants. I came upon this plant and love it, but I don't know the name of it? Does anyone? The colors are so vibrant!