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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham for a CrowdTo make white sauce, melt margarine over low heat in heavy saucepan. Blend in flour and seasonings. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly.
Egg and Corned Beef StackThis is the perfect way to use up leftover corned beef too. My husband and son love this.
Pickle DipI am not a fan of sweet pickles but I am sure, minus the minced onions, this recipe would work well using sweet pickles too! I like to dip jicama or plain ruffled potato chips in this dip.
Crockpot RoastA Family Get Together, Throw Together. Very few ingredients, and easy to make.
Raisin Pecan MuffinsMix dry ingredients. Cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in raisins and pecans. Mix beaten eggs with milk and add all at once to the dry ingredients.
Homemade PizzaEasy and fast for children, grownup, you can do it with small children.
Bring Your Own CoffeeSave money on the purchase of a coffee at the mall by bringing your coffee from home in a travel mug. You can still sit in the food court with the other shoppers to enjoy your coffee without the expense.
Button CrossSew 8 buttons with wire, then sew 3 buttons. Next, sew the 4th button onto the first string, then 3 more buttons.
Clean Your Coffeemaker TankWhen cleaning out your coffee maker, look inside your water tank. It will fill up with scum, so wipe it out often, or you will be drinking it.
Furniture Polish for Removing LabelsThose horrible price tag stickers on glass, acrylic, plastic, and wood are a pain. To remove them try to take off as much as you can then take furniture polish and spray on that spot well. Let sit about 5 minutes the wipe with a soft paper towel.
Bubba Mail (Chinese Pug)Bubba Mail is a 6 year old Chinese pug. I got him in 2004 when he was 6 weeks. He was such a ham as a baby and till today hes the brat of my family. He likes to dress up and eat his doggy junk food, lol.
Dry Pine Needles for Bottom of Cat BoxI'm currently living abroad where cat litter is twice the US price. My house is located in a small pine tree grove. As dried pine needles on the ground are available I decided to try them as a substitute for commercial cat litter.
Thrifty Foot PamperingIt doesn't cost very much to pamper yourself. I soak my feet in Epsom salt which cost $1.00 at the Dollar Tree. Then I bought some dollar polish and painted my toes. Also I use petroleum jelly on my feet at night before I go to bed and put socks on.
Share Seeds and Plants With Your FriendsFind a friend you can exchange seeds or plants with and watch your garden grow without any outlay of cash. To know that that wild geranium came from your good friend can bring a content smile to your face all season long.
Reusing a Clothes Dryer DrumClothes dryer drums make fine recycle barrels, planters, and small burn barrels. I wouldn't be surprised if they could be used for a number of things I haven't thought of.
Use Excess Shampoo for Hand WashUse leftover shampoo you no longer want to use for your hair, to wash your hand wash items. You can also use liquid hair conditioners as a laundry softener to remove any static cling once your clothes are dried.
Farm CatsThese cats live on a farm and are not house cats. They have a safe place to stay in all weather conditions and are fed daily. They like to bother the squirrels we feed.
Craft: BEBE BunnyThis is BEBE Bunny, one of my primitive pattern designs. She is made of all recycled materials. I love to design and I especially love to use vintage fabrics.
Bacon, Mushroom and Onion QuicheHere is a video recipe for Bacon Mushroom and Onion Quiche. This was a staple of our weeknight meals growing up, and I cook it often for my own family. This one was a "clean out the fridge" meal.
Sanding Sponge for Foot CallousesI use a styrofoam sanding block to buff off the dried dead skin from the bottom of my feet. It's best to use them after bathing or showering while your feet are softer. It's best to slightly wet the sanding block as well.
Saving Water When ShoweringFor those who are annoyed with a shower that gives you no option for how much water comes out of it (only hot to cold), you can buy these toggle switches.
Add Bath Soap Slivers To New BarWhen your bar of bath soap is getting thin, instead of discarding it or watching the last pieces swirl down the drain, get a new bar and "glue" the old to the new. It's very easy. Just wet the new soap and then use just a little pressure to make the old soap stick.
Mazie (Saddleback Cat)Mazie is 14 years old. She is a special mix of smart cat! I was delivering flowers for my boss and this kitten and several others ran out from under a bush at my feet. This one sat on my foot and looked up at me, I was a goner
Storing Fish and Seafood in Milk CartonsMy dad frequently went fishing and shrimping at the beach, so our freezer was always full of scrumptious, fresh tasting seafood. His secret was to re-use waxed cardboard milk cartons, cleaned and with the top completely opened up.
Deabla (Pit Bull)Deabla is a 5 1/2 year old full pit bull, that we got 4 1/2 years ago. She likes to play tug a war, she likes to play in the water and play with our other 3 pit bulls. She loves kids and is a good and loving dog.
Favorite Tips from ThriftyFunI enjoy this site and have shared it with others. My question is: What have been some of your favorite tips?
Dinky (Chiweenie)Dinky is a Chiweenie, which is Chihuahua and Dachshund, and a little over a year old. We got him from a friend almost a year ago. His favorite thing to do is play tug-o-war. He also enjoys playing with our other dog.
Peeling Oranges for RecipesWhen using oranges to make a fancy dessert or salad, remove the white membrane on them by soaking the oranges in boiling water for 5 minutes before you peel them.
Three Easy PinsThese are home made pins you can make in about 1/2 an hour, to wear, give, or sell! Sew the ends of an 8 inch length of lace together, without folding. Just lay one end over the other and make small stitches to close it.
Candle Wick Very Thin and Flame Struggling?I bought a large "Kathy Ireland" home baked jar candle yesterday. I paid more than I normally would for a candle. But it was so pretty and smelled so good. I burned it yesterday for about three hours.
Purse Organizer for Switching Purses?I have a tote handbag (large) which I like to use everyday. My children gave me a lovely Dooney Bourke handbag that I like to use when I dress up. The Donney Bourke bag has a zipper down the middle, and is very narrow, while the tote is one big space.
Rescue Group Needs Ideas for Toys?I volunteer for a rescue and I need ideas for dog and cat toys. Thanks.
Unidentified Smell Coming From Bathroom?Help. We live in a doublewide mobile home. About 3 weeks ago, I noticed a funny smell coming from the master-bedroom's bathroom. We have not used it for a few years as it needs remodeling.
Repairing a Baseball Cap?I recently broke the bill of my friend's favorite baseball hat. Does anyone know where or how I can fix it? Thanks.
Creamed Green Bean Recipe?Would anyone have a recipe for creamed green beans? I would really appreciate any help. It's not like the green bean casserole.
Oil Paint on Wool?How do I remove an oil based paint stain from a wool dress?
Color Scheme for Master Bedroom and Bath?We just moved into a new house and my master bedroom is a light green and I have a light green comforter. The master bath has brown tile on the floor and when I put the green on the brown tile it looked out of place to me.
Removing Sharpie from Vinyl Flooring?How do I remove a Sharpie permanent marker stain from a vinyl kitchen floor?
How Do You Freeze Lemons?Can you freeze lemons?
Buying a Music Keyboard?I need a very basic music keyboard to practice my music when I'm away from home and from my piano. I need at least three octaves. Does anyone have any suggestions re: what I should buy?
Gift for Boyfriend Who likes Sports?I need ideas. Valentine's day is coming up, and so is my boyfriend's birthday. I want to do something really cute for both of them. He's turning 18 and he likes football.
I Accidentally Froze a Bag of Potatoes?I froze a bag of potatoes by mistake. Can I use them?
Potholder Towel Toppers?I'm looking for the pattern for a hanging kitchen towel where the handle is a folded potholder. I saved it on my computer and now I can't find it. It's not really a pattern, just directions, but really nice. Thanks a lot for your help.
Helping a Teen Choose a Balanced Diet?The problem: My 12 year old sister does not eat anything. I could honestly list for you what she eats in a few short seconds: cereal (her main sustenance), crackers, toast, waffles, popcorn, yogurt, granola bars, french fries, junk food like chips, and deserts. That's it.
Cooking Chicken in George Foreman Rotisserie?How long do I cook a 4.24 lb chicken in a rotisserie?
Getting Information About a Sculpture?Does anyone know what this is? For 46 years my family has called it the Cherry Boy. The markings on the back say, Copyright 1906 By Boston Plasticart Co. Boston, Mass.
Looking for "Work from Home" Sites?I am looking for "work from home" sites, where you can make money without paying up front.
Vegan Meatloaf with Nuts?I'm looking for a vegan "meat" loaf that has cashews and or peanuts in it. I had it a few years ago. It was delicious, but the lady would not give me her recipe.
Aunt Nellie's Old Style Sauce?Does anyone have a recipe for something similar to Nellie's Old Style Sauce? It was mayonnaise based that had a bit of horseradish in it. It was the best mixed with plain mayonnaise for potato and shrimp salad.
Crocheted Baby Cowboy Booties?I am looking for a crochet pattern for baby cowboy booties. I have contacted Annie's Attic and they no longer carry it. I have a new grandson and I would love to make these for him. All help is greatly appreciated.
Sharpenable Vs. Automatic Eyebrow Pencils?I went to buy a pencil sharpener for my eyebrow pencil and the sales lady advised using an automatic brow pencil that doesn't requires sharpening. Automatic eyebrow pencils don't seem to get really sharp for me. Which do you prefer?
Name of The Song from the Movie "This Christmas"?I saw a movie called "This Christmas". At the end all of the actors were dancing to a Soul Train line dance, what is the name of that song?
High School Wrestling Banquet Decorations?Does anyone have any ideas on how to decorate for a high school wrestling banquet? The BBQ will be catered.
Low Water Pressure After Replacing a Faucet?I have low water pressure after replacing new fixture on tub shower.
Calla Lilies Damaged by Freezing Weather?I live in the Deep South and have had Calla lilies for many years that I don't have to dig up in the winter. However, this winter we had several days in a row of freezing weather. I cut back all the damage to the head of the bulb.
What Breed is My Dog?I got this little guy Tucker for free and the owner had too many different puppies there for me to try to figure out what kind of chihuahua mix he is. He just passed away on January 15.
Buying Sudsing Ammonia?I would like to buy some sudsing ammonia. Do you know where it is being sold?
Causes of Eczema in Children?Could my dog's fur be the cause to my son's eczema? My dog as shed twice as much since my son has been born and she is a very hairy dog. It blows around everywhere and gets on clothing.