July 9, 2009

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Recipes

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Chris' Potato SaladA picnic favorite! Cook potatoes, remove from heat while still firm. Drain and rinse with cold water. Slice 4 of the hard-boiled eggs.

 

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Special CakeBeat all ingredients together for 10 minutes. Bake in 330 degree F. oven about 1 hour. For icing, beat 5 to 7 minutes with electric mixer. Place in sealed container. Refrigerate.

 

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Macaroni and Cheese FeastTurn a regular box macaroni into a feast! Cook one or two boxes of Kraft macaroni or store brand macaroni and cheese. Add one to two cans of water packed tuna, drained, and 1/2 to one cup of frozen mixed veggies (thawed of course).

 

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JambalayaSaute the onions in olive oil, cut up kielbasa and add to it. In a separate pot, bring beef broth to a boil then add the instant brown rice. Cook the rice 10 minutes on low

 

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Grated CarrotsThis recipe is easy, and with a food processor, it's super fast! Our grandkids love it. Grate carrots and put them in a covered saucepan with a little water and cover tightly.

 

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Finger Lickin' Good RibsThese are a no fail, fall off the bone good ribs! Cut ribs into 3 or 4 bone sections and place in a large oven safe pot. Cover with water and put on the stove to boil for a minimum of 20 minutes to a maximum 1 hour.

 

Articles

Jasper (Yorkshire Terrier)

Jasper (Yorkshire Terrier)Jasper is a 2 year old Yorkshire Terrier. We rescued Jasper from a shelter after the police raided a puppy mill operation. Adopt. Don't Shop!

 

Finished pin cushion on makers wrist.

Crocheted Wrist Pin CushionWith just two little circles, and a 30/1.00 pony tail band you can have a nice little wrist pin cushion!

 

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Decoration for an Outside TableA frugal way to decorate an outdoor table is to put a few pieces of colored tissue paper on the tabletop, and then cover with a sheer cloth (a sheer curtain will do).

 

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Give a Mending Kit With Donated ClothingDuring the Katrina aftermath, the school I worked at in Texas had quite a few refugee families move in. People often donate used clothing for these kind of events, but sometimes that clothing isn't exactly perfect.

 

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Throw Patio Furniture in Pool for Quick CleaningA quick way to clean plastic patio furniture is to toss it into the pool for a few hours. This especially works good if the furniture is white. If you don't have a pool, mix up some chlorine a little stronger than a pool and spray it down generously.

 

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Pickle PopsiclesThese popsicles are made from pickle juice. My grandkids love them.

 

Wick Watering to Container Plant

Wick Watering for Container PlantsFrom the simple to the extravagant, the garden marketplace is full of products that can feed and water your container plants for you. But if you prefer to spend your money on plants, rather than "systems," you may want to consider a simple and inexpensive method using wicks.

 

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Make a Raised Garden in an Old Bath TubWhy not make a raised garden in an old bath tub? The reason I ask is that when my hubby and I were at a flea market, they had a very large old bath tub for sale.

 

Turning a birdbath into a planter.

Garden: Birdbath PlanterNo birds used the birdbath so my husband drilled some holes for water to drain and it is now a planter.

 

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Use Your Trampoline as a Clothes Drying RackI do not have a clothes line where I live but like to dry my clothes outside. Thinking about those sweater drying racks that you can put in the bathtub to dry items, I realized I already had a larger, and more efficient one available - my trampoline!

 

Baby Food Containers

Reusing Plastic Baby Food ContainersRecycled baby food containers for organizing. These baby food containers can be used to organize just about anything, but I used them to organize my nails, screws, hooks, etc.

 

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Use Photo Albums to Organize PapersI use photo albums for most papers. I have all different sizes; one for bills, school, work, recipes, pages from magazines, and important documents like birth certificates.

 

Questions

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Alcohol for Ear Mites?Can an alcohol swab kill ear mites on a dog?

 

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Cleaning a Rattan RugHow do I remove dog "stains" from a rattan rug?

 

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Removing Nail Glue From Natural NailsHow do I remove nail glue from my real nails without soaking them in nail polish remover?

 

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Camping RecipesI am looking for simple, frugal meal ideas that are easy to make in a camper or over open fire. Thanks!

 

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Investing in AnnuitiesAre Fidelity annuities a good investment?

 

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Dishwasher Leaves Food Particles on Top RackMy dishwasher leaves little pieces of residue, mostly on my cups and glasses on the top rack. Can anyone help with this?

 

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Looking for Santa Fe End Table from TargetI am looking for a "Santa Fe" End table, manufactured by Linon, that was discontinued by Target in 2007. We have the whole set, but would like to add another End table. Where can I find one?

 

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Dog with Dry and Flaky SkinWhen I brush my Havanese, it brings up a lot of flaky skin. What should I use to stop this?

 

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Ideas for Decorating a DoorI would like any ideas on how to decorate the door of the computer room at school please? I like to make the computer room interesting for the children, thanks.

 

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Repairing a T-shirtI have a t-shirt that I just love, but can no longer wear because it has a large tear on the back. I would like to cut out the front section that I want to save and somehow attach it to a plain t-shirt. But I'm not sure how to do this. Any one have any suggestions?

 

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Making a Fabric FreshenerI am looking for a recipe for homemade Febreze.

 

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