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Jalapeno Ranch Salad DressingBesides using on salads, it's yummy as a dip for tortilla chips. I also love it for dipping celery.
Pineapple Marshmallow Sweet PotatoesThoroughly mix all ingredients except marshmallows. Beat until light and fluffy. Use more milk and fruit juice if you need to. Place in buttered casserole and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until heated through.
Macaroni Beef CasseroleCook macaroni until done; drain. Brown beef; drain. Mix the first 3 ingredients in a 2 qt. casserole dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F.
Cream Cheese Pumpkin MuffinsA wonderful muffin with a surprising filling of cream cheese! Yum! A great way to use pumpkin. I've changed it a little and added my own cream cheese icing.
Ham SpreadMix all ingredients thoroughly. Chill for several hours before serving for best blending of flavors. Spread is delicious on crackers!
Hot Milk CakeBeat well eggs and sugar. Add dry ingredients and then milk and vanilla. pour into 3 (8 inch) prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F until tests done, about 25 minutes. Cool.
Trixie (Schnoodle)Trixie is a 2 year old Schnoodle. I needed a companion for my dog, Yogi. I got Trixie when she was 6 months old.
Keep Potatoes from SproutingPutting an apple in a bag of potatoes will keep them from sprouting. Doesn't matter what kind of apple it is.
Sterilizing Canning JarsIf you're doing canning, try this. Wash your jars and check the tops of your jars. They should feel like a piece of flat glass, nice and smooth. Put them in the oven on a cookie sheet, open side up, at 200 degrees F until ready to use.
Use Old Luggage for StorageInstead of spending money on expensive storage bins just place your linens, seasonal clothing, photo albums, extra books, etc. in your luggage and slide under the bed.
Egghead ClownCover the cardboard tube with white paper for the clown's body. Draw and cut arms and hands from white paper. Decorate these with marker.
Henna (Pitbull/Terrier)Henna is a 1 1/2 year old Pitbull terrier mix (we think.) We got her from a shelter in 2009. She likes to sleep, and go swimming. She is a lovable dog but can get on some people's nerves. She is also very hyper.
Halloween Tunic TopThis Halloween bib was less than a dollar and with a couple of snips, it became the front pocket on my daughter's tunic shirt. I simply cut off the top portions and sewed around the edges.
"Free Kittens" Stroller CostumeCut top and bottom out of box. Slide over stroller and tie or tape in place so seat of stroller is inside box. Tie or tape stuffed cats and kittens inside box so that they are looking over side.
Halloween SongsHere are some Halloween songs from my younger days as a Mom. I Wish I Was an Orange Jack-O-Lantern (To the tune of "Oscar Meyer Wiener" jingle)
Corn Maze Birthday PartyOne of my friends just had an awesome birthday party and I thought I would share it with ya'll! She picked us up in the morning and we drove to a corn maze. It was 8 acres!
Unemployed People Receive 20% K-Mart SavingsAccording to K-mart's website if a person is unemployed they can get an additional 20% savings on their own brand merchandise. There are a few requirements: ID and proof of unemployment.
Trade Unwanted Stuff With FriendsOne person's junk is the next person's treasure. The things you don't use around the house anymore and that wind up in a cupboard or garage, may make someone the happy owner of something they can really enjoy and/or use.
Wine Press PlanterThis wine press has been in the family for about 50 years and has seen many, many boxes of grapes and we have enjoyed many, many bottles of homemade wine. The day finally came when the press was ready for retirement and I turned it into a lovely garden piece.
Using Oven Cleaner for Soap ScumThere are times that I have a problem with scum in my bathroom, whether it is on my sink, tub or toilet. Some of the bathroom cleaners do not work that well.
Make Your Freezer Work For You: Jams, Jellies And PicklesThere are many ways of preserving food. You can can it or you can dehydrate it, but if you have a freezer, you have a world of possibilities. The freezer is not just for storing your meat and TV dinners anymore.
Bamboo Rod For Mug StorageSave yourself several cup hooks. Instead of one hook for each cup, use two to hold a slender rod. I used a disassembled bamboo placemat, cost:$1, and it has been used before for similar needs.
Decorating Bathroom With Candles and Flowers?I have a new house. I need ideas for decorating the bathroom with candles and flowers. The bathroom is pink.
Aisle Decorations That Can Also Be Centerpieces?I am seeking ideas for aisle decor that will double as centerpieces for the wedding. The wedding is very casual and the ceremony will be indoors but the reception will be outdoors. Any suggestions?
Ideas for Candle Arrangements?Does anyone have ideas for candle arrangements for a pink bathroom in a new house?
LifeSavers Candy Man?I am looking for pattern for a candyman made with Lifesavers.
Removing Odor From Dresser Drawers?I've inherited a chest of drawers and matching bureau from my mother. The interior and drawers stink. I'm at a loss as to what the odor is much less how to get rid of it. Does anyone have any idea what might work to kill the odor? Thank you in advance for any suggestions!
Homemade Cleaner for Diamond Jewelry?I am looking for a safe, homemade cleaner for cleaning diamond jewelry.
Removing Stains from Car Seat Belts?I need to clean and remove stains from car seat belts. They are light gray.
Removing Skins From Tomatoes?What is the best way to strip skins from tomatoes?
Making a Garden Bench?How do I make a garden bench?
Discontinued Wallpaper Border: Wine Bottles and Grapes?I am looking for a wallpaper border that has been discontinued. The border is trimmed in red and has wine bottles and grapes with a tan background. Thanks.
Picnic Games For Teens?I need help finding outside games for high school kids at a cookout. Can you help?
Making Vintage Dolls (Southern Belles)?Does anyone remember the dolls with crocheted dresses, hats, etc.
Blancmange Recipe?Does any kind ThriftyFun person out there have the recipe for blancmange, its a dessert my late mum would make. I have tried google-ing it, but no luck. It had plain flour and boiling water and sugar, but that's all I remember.
6 Year Old With Underarm Odor?I hope someone can help me. I have a 6 year old daughter who has recently started to have a bad underarm odor. What can I do? I have thought about using a deodorant but I am afraid she is too young?
Dyeing Linen and Viscose Curtains?Can I dye some curtains that are 55% linen and 45% viscose and if so, with what dye product?
Cat Pee Odor on a Bed?The cat has sprayed on my bed and I would like to know, how do I get rid of the odor? What should use I use?
Finding the Best Travel Packages?Where can you find the best deals on travel packages (air and hotel)?
Musty Odor on Stored Shoes?I have shoes and a bag that were in a box in my cellar. It was in a cedar box (I thought). How do I get rid of the odor from the cellar? I am hoping there aren't any bugs. Thank you.
Making a Barbie Doll House?I am trying to make a barbie dollhouse and furniture for my granddaughter. Does anyone have instructions or photos? I am not having much luck with my efforts. I am using tips from ThriftyFun members using household products. Many thanks.
Sewer Odor Coming from Sink?I own a small restaurant. I have a terrible sewer smell coming from my sinks, when I pour large amounts of water down the drain or use the dishwasher. If I turn on the air conditioner its worse. Can anyone offer any help? I also had a plumber check and he found nothing.
Low Beam Headlights Not Working Properly?I have a 1992 Honda Civic. The low beam on the driver's side does not work. If I hit the high beam the driver's side goes on, but the other side goes off. Is it the switch or the lights themselves?
Best Apples for Pie?What do you consider the best apple to use for a really good Apple pie?
H2O Mop Reviews (As Seen on TV)?Anyone use the H2O mop?
Getting Children To Brush Their Teeth?Does anyone else have major trouble with teeth brushing in 10 year olds? Are they truly capable of doing a good job? My son is prone to decay big time, while my daughter is not.