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November 9, 2009
Vegan Banana Wacky Cake
How do I make a Vegan Banana Wacky cake that has no chocolate in it but has Vegan chocolate chips sprinkled on top?
Reducing Dust Bunnies
I have hardwood floors and they get dust bunnies all the time. We have 2 cats and a dog (lab). Their fur is always on the floors and stairs.
Finding Local Blogs
How do I find local blogs? I am specifically looking for money saving, coupon type, family oriented local blogs that have my grocery stores and the deals they have. When I do an internet search, the options are overwhelming. Thanks in advance.
Small Gift Ideas for Christmas to Take Abroad
I am traveling to another country for the holidays. I need some ideas for inexpensive gifts for a lot of people, children and adults. It is a third world country in Central America. The gifts would need to be small and travel well in suit cases.
Oven Does Not Light on GE Xl44 Gas Range
I have a GE XL44 gas range. The stove is working fine, but the oven will not come on. We tried to light the pilot, but it still did not come on? Has anyone had a similar situation and how did you fix it?
Trax Farm Caramel Apple Dip
I would like to find the recipe to the caramel apple dip sold at Trax Farm. It has cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla, and caramel extract. It is like a whipped style dip, so smooth and not sticky. It is truly the best I've ever had.
Are Oak Trees Toxic to Dogs?
Are all oak trees toxic to dogs?
New Bathroom Sink Drains Very Slowly
I just put in a new bathroom sink, however it drains really slow. We have snaked it and nothing came out, what else could be causing this? We don't know where to start. The old sink was fine, never any problem.
Decorating Ideas for Girl's Cross Country Team Cookout
We are going to have a cookout celebration for our Varsity Girl's Cross Country team. Do you have any theme ideas or decorating ideas?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Encore #FCM47074
I am trying to locate and purchase two rolls of Encore wallpaper, pattern number is FCM47074. They discontinued it after I purchased my first three rolls.
Thrifty Decorations for a Church Anniversary
I need some tips for a low cost decorations for our church's anniversary. Can anyone help?
Pecan Pie Surprise
Reserve 2/3 cup of the cake mix. Mix together the rest of the cake mix, butter and egg until crumbly. Press in greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
High Protein Cookies
Mix all ingredients well. Shape into balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Flatten with fork. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10-15 minutes.
Speedy Corn Chowder (Microwave)
Place bacon and onion in 2 qt. casserole. Heat, covered, 4 minutes, stirring and turning after 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
This recipe is so easy to make and so good. Can be enjoyed anytime. Unroll 1 package crescent rolls. Press on bottom of 9x12 inch pan.
Cranberry Pork Chops
As long as you don't overcook, this recipe turns out so nice and tender. Slowly brown the pork chops in a lightly oiled skillet. Add cranberries, sugar and water to pork chops.
Delicious, and different. My husband said it made a better appetizer than a meal. He is a meat and potato guy. I think the fresh dill is the best part.
Crispy Jalapeno Bites with Cheddar Cheese Dip
I just tried this today and it's yummo! Preheat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. In a small bowl mix the flour and seasoning salt. In another small bowl beat the egg
Use Foil to Prevent Meat Freezer Burn
When freezing meat, take it out of original packaging. Wrap first in plastic wrap, then in a sheet of aluminum foil. This will keep your meat fresh without freezer burn.
Save Vegetable Cooking Water for Soup
Cook fresh or frozen vegetables in water. Once vegetables have cooked, drain the water into a large container in your freezer and add to it every time you cook more vegetables.
Reuse Magnetic Schedules
Don't throw away those magnetic sports schedules on your refrigerator, after the season is over. They can be cut up into any size you need and used in lots of crafts. Simply hot glue the non-magnetic side to whatever you're making.
Uses for Egg Cartons
Does anyone have any suggestions on using empty Styrofoam egg cartons?
Place Mouse Trap in Paper Bag
When trapping mice using the spring-type mouse traps, place in a paper bag. When the mouse is caught, pick up the bag and discard. Also, the first time you set up the trap, add bait, but don't set the trap.
School Supply Savings at Dollar Tree
Does your kids go back to school? Or are they homed schooled? It doesn't matter! You can easily get your kids the supplies that they need. Don't spend your money all at Walmart. If you go to Dollar Tree you could save $25.99!
Winter Warmth Tips
I have several things I do to keep myself and my pets warm in the winter without getting heating bills through the roof!
Store Christmas Bags Under the Mattress
Store your Christmas bags under the mattress. It is a free and simple solution to eliminate clutter.
"Motorcycle Safety" Christmas Parade Float
We are a non-profit group, just getting started. We are trying to promote motorcycle safety, and we want to try and incorporate this into a float for our local Christmas parade. The parade theme is (A Rocking Christmas).
Oven Cleaner for Soap Scum
We have used Easy Off Fume Free over cleaner (for cold ovens, no heat required) to clean years of soap scum and hard water build up off showers and tubs, both fiberglass and tile.
Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt
After the meal has been eaten and the last of the leftovers stowed in the fridge, we host a Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt. It helps us burn off some calories and keeps the kids occupied for 20 minutes or so.
Christmas Dinner Starter Ideas for Three Course Meal
I'm hoping you clever ThriftyFun people can help me out here. I'm making a family dinner for Xmas for 6 people. While I have the turkey and trimmings plus the Xmas pudding all sorted out, I have no idea what to serve as a starter.
Foxglove as Companion Plant to Fruits and Vegetables
I need to know if it is safe to grow foxglove as a companion plant with vegetables and berries.
Spray Fixative for Glitter
I'd like to know if there's a spray that I can apply over my cards to set glitter that I have applied over glue. Seems like even after the glue dries, some of the glitter rubs off.
Making a Fabric Wall Hanging
Are you having a hard time with trying to decide what to place on your wall in your open foyer? Or even just on a long wall? I have the solution for you!
Crocheted Purse Barbie Furniture
I a looking for instructions for a crocheted purse that when you open it, it turns into Barbie furniture.
Clark Kent Costume
This year my son DJ was invited to a Halloween party at the last minute and had to come up with something quick. We pulled this idea together with things we had around the house and it was a huge hit!
Can You Freeze Harvard Beets?
Can you freeze Harvard beets?
My friend loves canned frosting, so I keep the cans for all kinds of things. If you have a big sewing project, but don't have a pincushion, or just want a larger and better one, try this.
Measuring Soft Butter
I only have soft butter and need to know how much is 1 stick?
Christmas Float Ideas: Christmas Memories Theme
I am lead person on a Xmas float for my congregation. I want to create a scene with regards to Xmas memories. We have a 20' trailer and want to make a huge bed with little ones in it.
Raised Note Cards
Beautiful cards you can use for holiday notes or as gift tags, and they're easy to make! Cut cardstock into rectangles. Note cards will require larger rectangles than gift cards. Fold the rectangles in half to turn them into cards.
Pergo Floor Squeaks
I put a Pergo floor in the kitchen last summer and it squeaks. What can I do now? I hate it.
Dog Food Coupons
Where can I find coupons for dog foods?
One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potatoes and...
How many times have you stood in front of the potatoes in the store and wondered what the difference was in all those different varieties of potatoes?
Checkers (Tuxedo Cat)
Checkers is a three year old Tuxedo cat. She adopted us when she decided she liked our backyard better than her previous owners, our neighbors. She likes to roll in the dirt and chase birds. Checkers is the most well-behaved cat I've ever owned.
Busa (Staffordshire Boxer)
Busa (said "booser" named after the Hayabusa motorbike) is a 20 months old Staff Boxer cross. I got him one week before Christmas 2008. My son turned up at 11pm, told me to shut my eyes and open my hand for my present, then dropped Busa into my hands.
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