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Marshmallow Fruit DipMy Aunt gave me this recipe. She caters weddings and this is one of her staple recipes. It is the best fruit dip I have ever eaten. Enjoy!
Stir FryIt's cheap and easy. You use only the ingredients you have on hand. Put a little oil in the pan and saute some chopped onion and garlic for a few minutes.
Oatmeal Coconut CookiesGood cookies! Cream shortening; add sugar gradually. Add vanilla, add eggs, beating well after each egg.
Elephant EarsA week or so ago, someone was asking for a "elephant ear" recipe, I was just going through recipe books I could put in a garage sale and came across this one.
Frozen Pineapple SaladGreat warm weather salad! Combine sour cream, lemon juice, sugar, pineapple, and bananas. Fold in nuts, cherries and whipping cream.
Carrot CasseroleMy kids would eat almost any vegetable when they were growing up, as long as it had cheese on it!
Touchdown Treat This is a large recipe and can be cut in half. Freezes well.
Keep Dogs Calm During ThunderstormsA friend who is a dog trainer and I were discussing my Husky who hates thunderstorms! I was advised to rub her coat down with a dryer sheet to prevent the static from building up in her coat.
Stay Thin SpaghettiInstead of pasta, I take cabbage or bok choy (chinese cabbage) and cook it tender and crisp. Along with onions, Swiss chard, spinach or any combination of those.
Gardening: Red PoppiesThese poppies are the biggest I have ever seen. The blossoms are 6 inches across. I don't know why they are so big this year. They have always been a normal size. The weather has been colder than usual, so maybe it has something to do with that.
The Weekly WorriesThis week we're conducting an experiment in our house. Each weekend, we reluctantly run errands that total $200 or more. It's depressing. They're not meaningless, bored shopping trips; they're planned trips for essential items.
Use Kuzies To Keep Condensation Out Of Packed LunchesI pack a lunchbox for my husband and have been having an issue with condensations. To solve this problem I am using kuzies. I have been saving kuzies from different promotions around town that are giving them away free.
Rocky (Boxer)Rocky is a 3 year old Boxer. Rocky was the runt out of a litter of Boxers I had. On the 2nd day after his birth, he died for a few minutes and his mother got his lungs working again.
Terra Cotta Garden BirdbathI just wanted to show my bird bath. I got the idea from one of your readers on Thrifty.com. I think it turned out quite nicely.
Keeping Track of Photos When TravelingMy daughter's hobby is photography. On a recent vacation out west, she used the following tip to keep track of her photos. As we entered a new state, she would do one of the following:
Washing With a Broken ArmFortunately I have not broken my arm. People that I know who have broken their arm say their biggest complaint is that they can't wash their good hand. So being the problem solver that I am, I found this little foot shaped foot scrubber at Wal-Mart.
Placemats and NapkinsCut 6 fabric fronts, 13x18 inches. Cut 6 fabric backings, 13x18 inches. Cut 6 pieces, 13x18 inches, of interfacing. Layer placemat pieces front and back facing together and interfacing on top (see photo), pin in place.
Bissell SpotBot ReviewsI have 2 products by Bissell. The SpotBot and the Pro Heat carpet shampooer. I will never purchase another Bissell product again. The SpotBot worked fine for a while, then started spewing water all over the place.
What is This Plant?Can anyone tell me what this plant is and how to care for it? I'm plant sitting and it doesn't seem to be doing very good! Thanks!
Kitten is Nursing on Me?The orphaned kitty I got about 3 weeks ago loves to suck on me. It doesn't matter if it is my elbow or knee. I am hoping to take care of this matter now so that he doesn't continue it into adulthood.
Homemade Evaporated Milk?What is the recipe for Eagle Brand Evaporated Milk? Thanks.
Leaves on Aloe Plant are Turning Brown?I have an aloe plant that is 4 foot tall. I have had it for 12 years. The tips of the leaves are turning brown and drying up. What can I do?
Theme Song for TV Movie? "Five Hundred Miles Away From Home"Recently I came across a song on an old Bobby Bare CD. The song is called Five Hundred Miles (Away from Home). I think it came from an old TV movie from when I was a kid.
Removing Odors from New Car Floor Mats?How do I remove odors from new car floor mats?
Grease Stain on Teak Serving Tray?My favorite teak wood serving tray now has a huge grease stain on it. Does anyone know what might remove the grease?
Flea Repellent for an Outdoor Kennel?I have a terrier/chihuahua mix outside in a dirt floor pen. I'm wondering if anyone may know some kind of home remedy that I can mix up and spray in my dogs pen to repel fleas, ticks, etc. that will not hurt her. Can anyone help me?
Reusing Plastic Potato Chip Canisters?What are some ways to reuse the plastic potato chip canisters?
Do Lilacs Lose Their Leaves in the Fall?Do Lilac bushes lose their leaves in the fall?
Making a Frugal Rain Chain?Does anyone have a frugal idea for making a rain chain?
Weight Loss Advice for a Teen
?I'm 16 years old and around 250 pounds. I've recently realized not only the state my health is in but the state my life is in. I have very few friends and I'm very shy. I have a hard time making new friends, but not because I don't want to. I'm too embarrassed of what people will think of me.
Cleaning a Fish Tank?What is the safest, easiest way to clean a fish tank? Is there a solution you can buy to clean the tank up that is not too expensive?
Getting Rid of a Cowlick?I have a cowlick in the front of my head and I can't get it to go down. Some nights I wear a head band or something while I sleep or I blow dry it down. But it either sticks up by the end of the day or it just doesn't go all the way down.
Recipes for Cool Desserts?I would like some real easy recipes for cool pies or cool deserts to serve since it is so hot. Maybe something with cool whip that doesn't need to be cooked. Thanks.
What is This Plant? (Gazania)This plant was given to me but I do not know what it is called. Thanks to anyone who can tell me.
Use Stevia Instead of Sugar?I was wondering if anyone has any experience with using Stevia (Truvia) as an artificial sweetener. I hate all the commercial sweeteners out there. I can't get over the aftertaste, but want to watch the calories.
Transplanting a Trumpet Vine?What time of year should I transplant a baby shoot from a Trumpet vine? How do I do it?
Gasoline Killed the Grass?I have a condo and the people that mow the grass used a big lawn mower that leaked a lot of gasoline last fall. I noticed the grass was turning brown and this spring the grass was dead. I've replanted grass seed numerous times and it will not come up.
Cat Urine Odor on Wood Cabinets?My cat piddled in my kitchen cabinets. They are wood and I would like to have suggestions on how to get the smell out. Thanks.
Slugs Inside My House?How can I get rid of slugs? They come in my living room every night and climb over everything and leave their awful slime. I got one the other night so thought that would be the end of it, but no. I need some help on this, the slime is driving me mad.
Scuff Marks on Tennis Shoes?I have black scuff marks on the side of the hard rubber soles of a pair of Nike Air Force Ones Tennis shoes. How do I get these scuff marks out!
Dog Has Bacterial Skin Infection?My 4 year old yellow lab gets bacterial infections on his skin. Does anyone have any home remedies? The vet put him on medication which gets very expensive. He gets bumps on his belly. He scratches and irritates them and then gets red patches. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Felt Animals for Clothing?Does anyone have patterns for small animal heads that can be used on toddlers shirt, jeans, etc? They are usually made of felt. Thanks for any information you have.
Alternatives to Sugar in Recipes?I have a craving for something sweet but also am trying to watch what I eat. I know in the past I have seen recipes for baked goods that replace all or part of the sugar with something else, but I can't remember what it is.
Growing Zucchini?My Zucchini is growing too fast, it is covering my pepper. I wonder if I cut some leaves to uncover the pepper will this affect the Zucchini or not?