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Fruit SconesScones can be served at breakfast or a tea time treat. Preheat oven to 390 degrees F. (200 degrees C.) Sift dry ingredients. Add sugar and rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add raisins.
Bumpkin Pumpkin BreadThis has been one of my favorite fall recipes for years that I got out of my White Trash Cooking cookbook that my daughter gave me.
Tuna on a ShoestringAdd all ingredients except potatoes, toss until all are well coated. Cover and chill. Just before serving, fold in the potatoes. Great lunch-time dish!
Deluxe Pecan PieBeat eggs slightly. Mix in remaining ingredients, except pecans. Then add the nuts. Pour into unbaked shell and bake at 400 degrees F. for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees F.
Link: Ask Uncle PhaedrusWhile trying, unsuccessfully as it turns out, to find a recipe for someone at ThriftyFun, I did find this very unusual website: Uncle Phaedrus Consulting Detective and Finder Of Lost Recipes
Ham and Spinach SoupMelt the butter in a saucepan and saute the ham, carrots, turnips and leeks over low heat.
Stuffed Pasta ShellsBrown hamburger, onions, and spaghetti mix. Mix in cottage cheese and beans. Boil macaroni and rinse in cold water. Stuff shells and arrange in baking dish and pour spaghetti sauce over all.
Beef SupperMelt shortening in large skillet. Cook and stir meat and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender. Add water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 50 minutes.
Parmesan Chicken WingsMmm, mmm good! You can also opt to not separate at the joints and remove wing tips if you choose. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Melt butter in small saucepan, add garlic and stir. Turn off heat.
Pinto Beans and PotatoesCook dried pinto beans in a crockpot on low all night. This is really good. Cook pinto beans in a crock pot over night on low. Turn off when done.
Vinegar for Cleaning Kitchen Up GreasePlain apple cider vinegar with a paper towel does a great job of cleaning off the grease from our enameled stove!
Scarecrow on a BenchCut the landscape timber as follows: 3 - 7 inches long, 1 - 17 inches long, and 2 - 14 inches long. Glue the 2 - 14 inch on each side of the 17 inch piece.
Rubik's Cube CostumeDazzle people this Halloween as the world's all time favorite puzzle toy, The Rubik's Cube!
How Many Hours Of Work Does It Cost?We have a family of 8, including 4 teenagers who love stuff. Whenever we or they want to buy something, we have one simple rule: Never think of an item's price! Instead we think of how many hours we will have to work to pay for the item.
Ripening Green Tomatoes InsideA few weeks ago, I was concerned about an impending frosty night and decided to pull up all my tomatoes. There were tons of green ones that hadn't ripened yet. I read through a lot of feedback to look for the easiest way to ripen them inside and came up with this.
Homemade Hand CreamIt makes your skin really smooth. Mix and put in a jar. If you want, you can add food color to it and put in a fragrance oil.
Reuse Produce Bags for Food StorageThe clear fruit and veggie bags that I get at the grocery store (the ones in the fresh produce section that are on a roll) make excellent freezer bags. Because they're thin, I double them up.
Shell Soap DispenserI thought up this idea last night as I was looking around my house and seeing all these hand sanitizer bottles I have sitting around. As I am known for not liking to display commercial labels, I decided to get my supply of seashells out and decorate the outside of the bottles.
Hot Water Could Cause Kidney Stones in PetsIn speaking to my veterinarian, she said that the minerals from the hot water tank would cause kidney stones and not to give water from the hot water tank to the pets.
Add Safety Glow Tape to Your LampshadePeel off backing from safety glow tape and decorate a lamp shade with it. Mine has a simple design. As it charges in the day, it is then ready for night, acting like a nightlight for free!
Cecil, Winnie and Dave (Boston Terriers and...Cecil, Winnie and Dave are one, 6 and one (respectively). and are Boston Terriers and Pug/Boston Mix (Bug.) I got Winnie in 2003, Cecil and Dave in 2008. They love to eat and sleep, they are their own little pack.
Save Pumpkin Seeds for ChickensIf you have chickens (or know someone who does) save the pumpkin seeds for them. Pumpkin seeds are a natural and safe dewormer for chickens!
Halloween Costume Safety TipsRegardless of if your costume is bought or homemade, please use a "homemade" face. As a volunteer with our local fire dept and a first responder, I find it sad that every year at least one child is injured by their costume.
Felisha (Tabby)Felisha is an 8 year old Tabby. She was born with us. She likes to sleep, eat, and rule over our other two cats! Felisha has been the owner of our home for 8 years.
Donate Excess Food From Your Pantry or FreezerMy frugal self sometimes gets carried away with triple coupon offers and BOGO's. Then comes the day that I realize I have two large jars of mayonnaise, three bottles of ketchup, etc.
Reusing Tea Lite Wax and Tins?Does anybody know what to do with used tea lites? I keep thinking that there must be something I can do with the little bits of leftover wax. I am also sure there must be something to do with the little tin containers.
Remote Garage Door Opener Not Working?I have a Sears garage door and after setting the car remote opener the hand held does not work. The second garage opens with both (the car and the hand held).
Weight Watcher's Chicken Salad?Does anyone have a Weight Watcher's recipe that I used in the 70's called WW Chicken Salad? It had artichokes and black olives in it (and maybe brown rice)?
What is this Plant?I have a plant question. I have gotten a plant given to me it looks something like a Wandering Jew only it has stiff leaves and is all purple. It grows upright and gets white flower's in every-other leaf.
A Substitute for Tofu?I can't have any soy products. What can I use in place of tofu?
Making Liquid Glucose?Does anyone know how to make liquid glucose?
Cleaning Terra Cotta Pots?Can terra-cotta be put in the dishwasher? I have a small terra-cotta bird bath that I was thinking about putting in the dishwasher (alone) to get it clean.
Advice For Puppy That Isn't Eating?My new puppy won't eat. What could be wrong?
The Making of Cobalt Blue Glass?Where is cobalt found and is cobalt used in making cobalt blue glass?
Determining the Value of Antique Doll?What I need to know is how can I go about finding out the value of a China Doll that belonged to my Great Grandmother back around 1850's?
Stained Glass Window Film?How might I cover some clear glass in the doors of a hutch that I use for storage in my bedroom? I would like to find some con-tac-like see-through material that I can adhere to the backside, so it looks like stained or etched glass.
"Sisters Never Forget" Cup from Hallmark?I am looking for a cup from Hallmark from 2 years ago. It is a sister cup "Sisters never forget, this is both good and bad". I gave my sister one and my brother-in-law broke it.
Making Crochet Jewelry?Any crochet jewelry tips?
Retro Decor Ideas?I want to decorate my kitchen and living room in the style popular in the 40s. I noticed that the curtains are normally of a floral print and have already done that.