December 14, 2009

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Recipes

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Cream of Broccoli SoupCook onion, broccoli, and potato in chicken broth until tender. Then puree in blender for 2 minutes. Return to pan and add milk and cheese. Heat until cheese is melted.

 

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Sweet and Sour WienersAnother finger food that can be made ahead and is popular at parties. Combine last 6 ingredients, stir over med. heat until it thickens. Cool. Slice weiners in 1 and 1/2 inch pieces and add to sauce. Marinate overnight.

 

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Custard BiscuitsSo yummy! Preheat oven to 355 degrees F (180 degrees C) degrees. Cream margarine and sugar. Beat in custard powder. Add flour and make a dough.

 

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Spiced Pineapple Raisin Rum Bread PuddingCombine pineapple, milk, and bread in a mixing bowl. Stir together and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour the mixture into a lightly oiled 9x9 inch baking pan.

 

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Raspberry CocktailI made this mix from what I had in my house and I believe I got something rather tasty. The recipe goes as follows:

 

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Chicken and Dressing CasseroleThis recipe calls for chicken, but it is a great way to use left over turkey from the holiday meals as well. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Saute' onion, celery and mushroom in margarine until semi-tender. Add soups and evaporated milk and heat through.

 

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White Texas SheetcakeNot being able to eat chocolate, I was thrilled to find this replacement! Bring 1 cup butter and water to boil, remove from heat. Mix flour, sugar, eggs and sour cream with the butter and water. Add almond flavoring, salt and soda and mix.

 

Articles

Scenery: MauritiusI thought I will share this picture with my Thrifty Fun Friends. This is a picture I took while I was on holiday in Mauritius. The rock work was beautiful.

 

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Freeze Roasted Garlic ClovesIf you find yourself with more garlic than you can use up, try roasting it and freezing for later. I usually cook them at 350 degrees F for about an hour. It is usually done when you start to smell the roasting garlic.

 

Recycled Snowman Candy Containers - finished containers

Recycled Snowman Candy ContainersRecycle and reuse those empty plastic spice bottles and deli food containers to create candy holders for your snowman themed Christmas village. Add all sorts of candies to each one for both visual holiday enjoyment and tasteful pleasure.

 

Fabric Christmas Tree Ornament

Fabric Christmas Tree OrnamentFashion Christmas trees from fabric scraps to use as ornaments or gift tags on presents.

 

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Rubber Band to Keep Shoe Laces TiedI recently had a problem with keeping my shoelaces tied. I searched all over to get a solution and, in the end, it was so simple. When you tie your knots, just wrap a rubber band around it. It holds the knots in place, no matter what.

 

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Emergency Car HeaterThe weather outside is frightful. A nice gift to your family this time of year is a homemade car heater.

 

Tessa (Yorkshire Terrier)

In Memory of Tessa (Yorkshire Terrier)Tessa was 13 years old and a Yorkie. I got my Tessa when my other Yorkie had a litter 13 years ago. She would like to go for walks and play with her toys.

 

Multicolored block afghan and pillow.

Multicolor Afghan And Matching PillowIf you know how to crochet a basic granny square this afghan and matching pillow are very easy to make. After crocheting the pillow squares together with black yarn, I took a measurement of both panels.

 

Tank (Shepherd Lab Mix)Tank was a year old on Halloween. He is a Shepherd/Lab mix. Tank likes to push all of the couch cushions off the couch and lay on top of the bare couch on his back with all fours up and howl. He also likes to dig holes, and is the biggest goof.

 

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Store Extra Measuring Cups with IngredientsI buy plastic measuring cups at the dollar store and then leave them in bulk bins of sugar, rice, flour, brown sugar, oatmeal etc. This saves me times in washing the cup each time I need to measure one of these dry ingredients.

 

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Reuse Styrofoam Trays for CraftsI've been doing a lot of crafting making small felt and cloth toys. They measure about 2 - 4 inches. With so many little pieces, I needed some way to keep track of everything. I'd been keeping foam meat trays (bleached and washed), trying to find a use.

 

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Recycle Comforter as an Insulating CurtainWe made a warm window curtain from a faded, old queen-size comforter, leftover fabric and clearance curtain panel for $1.50. My daughter needed to cover patio doors facing the north for the winter.

 

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Denture Cleaning Tablets for Coffee and Tea Cup StainsClean coffee or tea stains from cups using denture cleaning tablets, can also be used in other ceramic containers.

 

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Save Wrapping Paper By Using Fishing LineTo save gift wrap paper to use again: When you make your fold and get ready to tape, put fishing line in at the taped area. Leave a small end on each side.

 

Questions

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Deer or Elk Antlers as Dog ChewsI have heard these are great for your dogs to chew on. When getting them do you have to worry about Chronic Waste disease or the TB that deer get? Would that affect the quality or wholesomeness of the antler or affect the dog?

 

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Determining the Value of a Historic PhotoI have a photograph of Hitler. How can I find what it is worth?

 

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Lightening Hair with Hydrogen PeroxideI want to lighten my hair with hydrogen peroxide. Will it dry out my hair, and can I dye it afterward to get the orange out?

 

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Sweet and Spicy Southwestern Meal Using These IngredientsWhat can I make with black beans, pork chops (thick cut boneless), corn, onion, strawberries, brown rice, pineapple, and a full spice cabinet? Trying to maybe make a sweet and spicy southwestern style meal with a twist.

 

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Property Tax Lien on Foreclosed HomeI lost a house to foreclosure in 2005. There were property taxes owed on the house at the time of foreclosure. The house has been purchased by new homeowners now. I don't think they are renting.

 

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Stitching Together Panels Made on Knifty KnitterHow do you stitch together panels made on a Kniffty Knitter?

 

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2 Year Old Toddler Keeps Biting HimselfI have a two year old little boy that bites himself hard enough to leave marks. What can I and should I do to get him to stop?

 

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Curtains to Coordinate With Navy FurnitureMy furniture in navy blue, what color should my curtains be?

 

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Coloring Black Hair BrownI have brownish black hair and I want to make it dark reddish brown or simply dark brown. I have already tried lemon juice and then sitting in sun. How can I do this naturally? Will peroxide and sitting sitting in the sun help?

 

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Travel Tips for Women Traveling Alone For women traveling alone what's the best and safest way to carry your cash and credit cards? Has anyone ever put cash inside the bra cup? I have seen it and I think it's a full proof system.

 

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Inexpensive Non-Clumping Mascara RecommendationsWhat is a good mascara, that won't clump when I apply, is cheap and, not bad for my eye lashes?

 

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Making Angel Wings for a Child's CostumeI need to know how to make angel wings for kid's costume.

 

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Getting Rid of Sugar AntsHow can I get rid of sugar ants that have been appearing on my body? I usually see one at a time 4 or 5 times daily. Are there any soaps or solutions to apply?

 

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Making and Using Roasted GarlicWhat do you do with roasted garlic and how do you roast it? I have a lot from the garden this summer, more that I can use in cooking.

 

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