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Bubba's Homemade Spaghetti SauceI love this sauce because it is meaty, hearty, and stretches easy. Brown the hamburger meat in a large frying pan. Once the meat has started producing fat, pour in the onion, and bell peppers.
Strawberries and Ice CreamReally fresh and suitable for hot days. Easy to make!
Freezer Pickled VeggiesEasy and made ahead of time. Heat vinegar and sugar to dissolve, cool. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Mix well.
Sinfully Chocolate TortePrepare brownie mix according to package directions, but do not use nuts. place in a greased 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F until done. This will not take as long as the package directions say because the pan is larger.
Pepsi Pork RoastI've had this recipe for many years and it is a family favorite. It is so good and so easy.
Angie's Chinese SaladThis is a good pot luck dish, very delicious and refreshing. I knew it must be special when men ask for the recipe.
Chicken StrataButter 2 slices bread, cut in 1/2 inch cubes and set aside. Cut remaining bread in 1 inch cubes and place half in bottom of 8x8 inch baking dish.
Stenciled BordersI stenciled a border in the living room instead of using a wall paper border.
Use Playdoh Fun Factory for Pasta MakerOodles of Noodles. All you need: the Fun Factory (the one where you put playdoh in, press into a tube using the handle, and the playdoh comes out in the stencil shape) and semolina flour
Only Use HE Detergent In HE WashersFor those of you with HE washers and problems with smelly laundry, I tried everything. Finally I talked to someone who said it is a MUST to use only the HE detergents, not your regular ones.
Garden: Washington RosesThis is not only a beautiful rose, but caught in a moment of dew-misted elegance. It is so very fresh and eye catching.
Product Review: Kitchen Gourmet Air PopperI just tried the Kitchen Gourmet Air Popper from Walgreens for $10.00. I have to say if you like popcorn flying all over the place and lots of seeds not popped, then this is the popper for you. I guess you can tell I don't like it.
Plastic Canvas BoxI haven't made my project yet so can't send a picture. I just got done cutting the pieces out and will start stitching it tomorrow.
Garden Irrigation System With Recycled MaterialsWant to feed your plants while you are away for the weekend? Well I have carried out a school project where each child has a grow bag growing vegetables and flowers.
Place Bills Right On Your CalendarThis is my tip for paying bills on time. As soon as I receive a bill in the mail, or an email saying my bill is due soon, I write the due date and the amount on the calendar.
Homemade Hair ConditionerI'm looking for something that is natural and contains no harmful ingredients, even if the finished product is not "thrifty". Mayonnaise isn't working very well for me and I've already tried olive and coconut oil. Any help would be appreciated.
Thrifty Chocolate MilkMake chocolate milk from powdered milk and generic brand chocolate syrup. Then, when kids want hot chocolate, heat it up. It's so easy, and so inexpensive. Marshmallows are optional.
Produce Containers For Mini HothousesUse empty produce containers (like the ones that hold strawberries) for miniature hothouses. It's very useful for a small hothouse, or to start seeds in a small area. When the plants are big enough, just keep the lid open. I did it for my bean plants, and now they're thriving on my small balcony!
Rescan TV Setup To Get Digital ChannelsBefore we had the switch to digital TV on June 12, I was able to receive both analog and digital on the same TV with no problem. After the switch, all of a sudden, I could no longer receive digital ABC nor CBS TV.
Podna (Pomeranian)Podna is a 10 year old Pomeranian. I got Podna from a friend who is a breeder. He was sold and brought back because the Vet said he had a bad heart murmur and didn't have long to live.
Birch Wood Candle HolderThis candle holder is so versatile. We give them as house warming gifts, anniversary gifts, and just because we like our friends.
Use Egg Cartons For Craft OrganizationI save egg cartons of both kinds cardboard and Styrofoam. I use the bottom of all sizes in the Styrofoam to use when I do watercolor painting. They can be used for any painting medium and also for crafting.
Substitute Old Toothbrush for Nail BrushI was planting some of my flowers and vegetable plants this afternoon, and after washing my hands, still had dirt caked under my nails. I realized that I don't have a nail brush, so I started glancing around the bathroom, and found a good substitute!
Johnny Ramone (German Shepard/Lab/Pit Bull Mix)Johnny Ramone is 3 years old. He is a German Shepherd/Lab/Pit Bull mix. I got him at 7 weeks old.
Store Plastic Photo Organizers in File DrawerI was cleaning out some file cabinets to sell today and happened to find a shoe box full of photos. I picked it up, the phone rang, and I sat it down.
Make Photo Luggage TagsHere's a great tip to help stop luggage theft: Before you fly on an airline make a photo luggage tag. Simply print a picture of yourself, then on the other side print out your home address, cell phone and the address where you're flying to.
Keeping Dough Ball on the Hook?I just recently started fishing, and I need suggestions on how to keep a doughball on the hook. I like to experiment with lots of different things: chicken livers, shrimp, cat food, tuna, etc. I use flour, bread crumbs, and I even tried mixing an egg in.
Cleaning Whites Without Bleach?My whites are dull, because I wash my clothes in lake water. How do I get them bright? I don't really want to use bleach.
Removing Ink from Old Paper?I have some old Record sleeves that has a signature written on it. I want to remove the signature. Do you know of a product that can remove ink from paper? I would appreciate an answer as soon as possible.
Making a Sonic Java Chiller?How do you make a java chiller?
How to Set the Price for a Benefit Meal?I am putting together a benefit for my neighbor and his family, who is currently battling Stage 4 cancer. We are stuck at the food price. We are planning on serving Sloppy Joes, hot dogs, potato salad, beans, and some desserts.
Burning Coal in Wood Stove?Is anyone burning Anthracite coal in a wood burning stove? It seems there should be a way to accomplish this using some sort of cast iron grate. Does anyone know anything about this? Where can I buy a cast iron grate for coal burning? Thanks for any help you can lend.
Blue Cross Vs. Medicare?What are the differences between Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare?
Make Your Own Face Mask?Does anyone know a good recipe for a natural face mask? One that will make skin soft, but not oily.
Removing Cola Stains from Carpet?My partner and I are house sitting and spilled L.A. Cola on a white carpet. It was quite large the spill, and unfortunately it has stained. We are stuck as to what to do to get the stain out before they come home on Sunday. Please help.
Trumpet Vine Losing Leaves?Is it an old wives tale or the truth, that urine on plants will deter nasty bugs? I have a 3 year old Trumpet vine that is dropping a lot of leaves. Looks like something is eating the new growth at the base. We also are experiencing forest fires; a lot of smoke.
Problems Opening Thriftyfun Website?I have been having problems for a while now on this website. My computer keeps freezing up. When I type www.thriftyfun in my address bar the only thing comes up is the title or top portion of the home page. The "refresh" key helps sometimes.
Dogs Chasing Cats?I have a new dog (chi/daschund) who is very aggressive towards my cats if they get near her food or bone. Any advice on discouraging this behavior?
What is This Shrub?I have a large green bush that has white flowers in the spring and yellowish green leaves in the summer. Right now it is developing big fuzzy pods that will turn red. Does anyone know what kind of shrub this is?
Shaping Crocheted Doilies?How do I get the lace of a doily I crocheted to stand up? I am using starch, but what can I use to hold it up until it is dry?
Cleaning a Velveteen Horse Blanket?I have a velveteen horse blanket. It is from the winner circle and I have to clean it to get the horse odor off of it and the old carnation stains. I am putting it in a shadow box. I will be replacing the carnations with silk ones.
Shredded Paper Craft Ideas?What projects can be made from office shredded paper?
Vanilla Extract Substitute?What is a substitute for vanilla?
Moisturizer for Dry Hair and Split Ends?Are there any natural or inexpensive remedies for split ends?
Old English Scratch Cover Stains on Clothes?I was using Old English scratch cover on my coffee table, the dark stain, and accidentally got spots of this stain on my cream colored top. How do I remove this stain. Thanks for any advice out there.bettydeboop
Will Facial Contour Change After Tooth Extraction?If I have a jaw tooth pulled and don't get a partial, bridge, or implant to replace the tooth. Will my teeth shift or my face contour change at my age? I'm 68 yrs old. I have no other missing teeth. You can't see this tooth in question, when I smile.
Preparing Dried Cayenne Peppers For Cooking?How do you process fresh cayenne pepper?
Using Coffee Grounds on Blueberry Bushes?I have heard that coffee grounds were good to put on blueberry bushes. Does anyone know how much and how often I should use them? I got berries on this year for the first time and the bunny ate them. They know what's good. Thanks.
Heartfelt Thank You Gift Ideas Needed?I need, from the heart, thank you gifts doubletime. I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer last November and my friends are throwing a huge benefit for my family on Saturday.
Dog With Rough Paws?My dog has rough paw pads. Is there anything I can do to make them softer so they don't scratch me?