September 25, 2009

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Recipes

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Green Beans CurryA curry you can eat with rice. Healthy meal. Heat a shallow pan and add oil. When heated, fry the onion then add the mustard seeds and jeera.

 

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Orange SaladDissolve gelatin in hot water. Add orange juice concentrate. Drain oranges and add 1/2 cup juice to gelatin mixture.

 

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Eggplant Tomato BakeThis recipe is so easy and with all the fresh eggplant and tomatoes from the garden is very low cost. Even my 24-year old son loves it even if it is a meatless dish. Sometimes instead of the ricotta cheese and Parmesan, I will use finely shredded Italian cheese.

 

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Almond Chocolate CookiesCookies with melted chocolate. Good as a teatime treat. Cream the butter and sugar and add water, mix until smooth and creamy. Add flour and mix well and form into a soft dough.

 

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Citrus Flavored SugarStore the flavored sugar in an airtight container. If you refrigerate it will last for several months. The sky is the limit on how you would like to use the completed mixtures :-)

 

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Peanut ClustersMelt candies in double boiler. Add in peanuts. Drop by spoonful onto waxed paper; cool.

 

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Pickled EggsThis is a recipe I grew up with, and my son grew up with, and my granddaughter grew up with. This is requested as the dish I should bring every time there is a family get-together.

 

Articles

Desi (Long Haired Tabby)Desi is a 9 month old long hair tabby. Our old 20 year old cat had recently passed away, several months later, we found a man that was giving kittens away.

 

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Use Abreva Cold Sore Treatment For PimplesI applied a little dab on and gently rubbed it into my cold sore, I decided to also experiment and apply a dab of it to a pimple that I noticed on my face and thought, "well, it couldn't hurt".

 

towel ring

Use Your Bathroom Towel Ring for OrganizingI was trying to de-clutter the bathroom counter, and looked up to see this towel ring and thought "I wonder if these would all fit?" and sure enough they did!

 

lab puppy in a bowl

Char, Coal and Fluid (Black Lab)In order after a day out in the snow: Char (4 1/2 years), Fluid (11 months) and Coal (20 months). They are labs. Char was bought on March 5, 2005, the others followed after mama found a boyfriend. She had 2 litters, 12 pups each, 9 months apart

 

Silverware

Polishing Metal: Trash To TreasureAfter scouring flea markets and yard sales, I've found some fabulous treasures. Metals are often unrealized treasures. Tarnished silver and brass look drab and worthless, but there's treasure to be found under there. Avoid the expensive store-bought polishes and create your own.

 

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Make a Cushioned Bench for Blanket StorageThis is a home decor and organization tip all in one. If you have lots of blankets taking up space in your linen closet and would like to add a touch of elegance and comfort to your bedroom(s), try this.

 

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Use Parchment Paper for Easy CookingParchment paper works really well with cooking just about anything, and it doesn't dirty your pots and pans!

 

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Use Dry Milk for CookingFor the past several months, I have been buying organic milk, which is more expensive then non organic milk. Since I use milk in many of my recipes, gravy, baking and sauces, I now buy the least expensive dry milk available and keep it on hand for everything else.

 

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Toilet Train Your CatFor you cat owners out there, please consider toilet training your cat, as opposed to litter training. There's no big mystic around it. It's fairly simple and straight forward.

 

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Mash and Freeze Sale PotatoesI buy potatoes when they are on sale. Then I boil them, mash them, and seal them in serving size containers and put them in the freezer. It's so nice to be able to just take out as much as I need and microwave it.

 

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Gargle With Cola for Sore ThroatWhen a sore throat is beginning to develop, pull out the cola! Just gargle with any type of a cola. Gargle and "spit" until the cola return looks like cola with no mucus.

 

A clever decorative vase made from recycled cardboard.

Recycled Cardboard VaseThis is a really cool use of recycled cardboard and a very funky way to display flowers in your green home.

 

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Frugal Living Link ExchangeAm looking for other bloggers/site owners who would like to exchange links for similar sites such as mine (thrifty, frugal, one income type living).

 

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Reuse Plastic Bags from LinensI save the plastic packages that my sheet sets and comforters come in. They have zippers and I use them to store everything from my sewing supplies, laces, fabric, hair rollers and other comforters after I launder them.

 

Questions

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Front Loading Washing Machine Tearing ClothesWe own a front loading washing machine that has started tearing our clothing when we do a load, any suggestions why this is happening?

 

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Rocking Chair Cross Stitch PatternDoes anyone have a cross stitch pattern for a front view of a plain rocking chair? No toys, or blankets, etc. I would really appreciate finding a pattern. I've looked high and low, but without success. Thanks.

 

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Homecoming Attire AdviceOur theme for homecoming this year is Renaissance Day. I have no idea what to wear that won't be super spendy, any ideas?

 

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Finding The Best CD RateWhere is the best place to get a good CD rate at present time?

 

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Nail Polish out of AfghanHow do you get red nail polish off an afghan without ruining it?

 

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Stew Is Too SweetI made some beef soup and one of the ingredients I used was very sweet. I would like to know how can I take the sweetness out?

 

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Hair Products Have Faded My Leather FurnitureI have a brown leather settee and the color has faded at the head rest. I have been told its because of hair products. Is there anything I can use to put some color back into it?

 

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Using an Aluminum Espresso Maker on a Ceramic StovetopI just got an aluminum stove top espresso maker. In the instructions it says that it cannot be used on a ceramic glass stove. What will happen if I use it on a glass top stove?

 

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Removing an Old Sewing Machine from It's CabinetI was given an older treadle machine, and I want to know how to take the machine out of the cabinet so I can move it to my home. It is very heavy, so if I separate the two parts I can put it in my SUV.

 

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Determining Fair Market Value of Vintage FurnitureHow do I find out the fair market value for my vintage furniture?

 

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Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas for a ToddlerI need an idea for a creative and easy DIY Halloween costume for my 2 year old son. He won't wear anything on his head. He's too young to really understand characters and he needs to be able to wear it all day at daycare for a party (playing, eating, diaper changes, etc.).

 

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What Book Got You Hooked?I vote for the Literacy site for free, among others, daily so those sites will receive donations for their cause . Right now the Literacy site has a question posted: "What Book Got You Hooked?"

 

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Decals on a Leather ReclinerHow can I remove decals from my leather recliner?

 

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Roasting Meat Without a ThermometerI don't have a meat thermometer. What can I substitute? (chicken is already in the oven)

 

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