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Spicy Vegan Bean BurgersEconomical, easy, tasty and vegan.
Southern Creamed OnionsQuick, easy to prepare, goes with about everything.
Cherries in the SnowCut up and drain oranges and pineapple. Make dressing in a medium saucepan; combine flour, sugar, salt, and half and half. Cook over medium heat until it boils, but do not scorch.
Mandarin Orange Lettuce SaladMix together salad ingredients in a large bowl. Top with salad dressing.
To make dressing: Simmer above ingredients, except oil, until smooth consistency and well blended, about 5 minutes.
Sunday Chicken And Rice BakeIn bowl, stir together soup, milk, dry onion soup mix, undrained mushrooms and teriyaki sauce. Reserve 1/2 cup of the soup mixture and set aside.
TacoritosA Wonderful Taco/Burrito/Enchilada Casserole. In a large skillet over med. heat, cook the beef, sausage and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. In a food processor or with a potato masher, blend beans till chunky/smooth.
Fat Free Pumpkin Spice CakeThis easy 2 ingredient, fat free cake tastes absolutely, sinfully good. It doesn't seem as if the pumpkin and cake mix will mix up together, but keep mixing. It does happen. It makes a moist, dense, yummy cake.
Peachy KeenMix crust ingredients. Bake in 9x13 inch pan for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool. Cream the cream cheese and sugar. Blend in Cool Whip and spread on cooled crust.
Pink Heart Shaped PancakesAdd a few drops of red food coloring to your pancake mix and you will have pretty pink pancakes for a Valentine's Day breakfast or brunch. I used a heart shaped pancake mold for these and sprinkled them with powdered sugar.
Keep Lock From Freezing With Chewing GumMy dad suggested I take a piece of my gum I was chewing and press it over the key area, which I did. The next morning, I barely bumped the small frozen solid patch of gum off the keyhole area to find my key area was not frozen!
Valentine's Day BouquetMake use of those old bud vases, and make somebody's Valentine's Day a happy one. This is especially nice for those loved ones that are housebound. Make 1 or more.
Suzie's Heart BookmarkThis bookmark would make a nice enclosure for a Valentine card.
Add Powdered Drink Mix to Cake And IcingTired of the same old cake and icing? Take vanilla cake mix or vanilla icing and add unsweetened drink mix. You can add food coloring to match the flavor. It adds a lot of flavor and interest.
Scooter The CatScooter is approx. 4 years old. We adopted him from under the house from where I used to live. He likes to cuddle with his twin brother, Bear! We call him Scoopie because he loves to 'scoop' his food out and eat it delicately from his wee paw!
Kelsie (Golden Retriever Mix)Kelsie is a 9 year old Golden Retriever Mix. We rescued her from a local shelter when she was a puppy. She is pretty lazy and likes to sleep on our bed.
Moon Birthday PartyWhen my son turned 5, he wanted to have a moon party. So we found all the sheets and blanket in the house, turned our furniture in the living room upside down and transformed the living room into the moon! There were caves, and tunnels, and lots of of laughs and fun.
Latex Paint On CarpetChocolate Brown latex paint on light carpeting. Yuck! Cold water and my wet vacuum! I saturated the spot with water and sucked it up. Worked like magic!
Scenery: Making Snow AngelsMy daughter and I took him out one night and the snow was gently falling and the night was perfect. So, I showed him how to make one and then he made his first Snow angel and it came out perfect. Just had to share!
Coffee Filter for PottingThis is a so simple idea that I saw the other day that I could kick myself for not using it all these years. When planting in any container with a hole in the bottom and you don't want the dirt or whatever to come out, use a coffee filter.
Wildlife: Deer (Shaw Island, WA)On a day off, I noticed this deer had come into our compound. The locals told me this was pretty common, and since he loved to mooch food, they called him "Cracker".
Decoupaged Heart BoxI had a ceramic, heart-shaped, box that I bought at the dollar store years ago but didn't like the color of it. I decided to decoupage over the design using blue and white printed napkins. It gave new life to the box, and I was pleased with the results.
Make Extra Baked Potatoes to FreezeWhen I bake my potatoes, I always make extra to freeze. I scrub them well and dry; pierce them and wrap in tightly in foil. Any leftovers are cooled in the foil, then bagged in a freezer bag.
Bernie (Yorkshire Terrier/Chihuahua)Bernie is 1. He is a Yorkshire 'Terrier/Chihuahua. We got him last February from a woman who runs a rescue in Alberta. He loves to have my hubby throw balls on the roof and wait to catch them.
Use Paragraphs When Writing OnlineBreak up your sentences to form paragraphs to make recipes or any type of written information easier to read. After typing a few sentence, skip a line and start typing more sentences.
Link: Olive Oil Lamp TutorialI just came across this great 'How to make your own Olive Oil Lamp' tutorial and I think you guys will like it a lot, too!
Old Washer Tub for BonfiresUse an old washer tub for bonfires. Fill it up with wood and watch the pretty glow of fire through the holes. Just don't lay unused wood next to it. It will burn through the holes!
Return Newspaper Delivery Bags To Your CarrierIf you live in an area where the newspaper is delivered in a plastic bag, instead of throwing the bags away, give them back to your newspaper carrier. The carriers pay for these bags and my newspaper carrier was delighted to having some returned to him for using again.
Mix Uninspired Fragrances TogetherDo you have fragrance hanging around that you really don't like that much? Try mixing it up with other scents. Often you can find a combination that you will like.
Plastic Putty Knife for Kitchen Clean UpHome Improvement stores offer plastic putty knives in various sizes, sometimes a bagged variety pack of sizes. A small putty knife is a must have for your kitchen cleanup!
Make A Craft Tool PocketI retired and have to keep busy, so I crochet, knit, and embroider. I was always looking for my scissors, or crochet hook. I crocheted a 12 inch granny square out of leftover yard. I folded it in half, and closed the ends, forming a big pocket.
Black Tie Gift BagDress a wedding gift in formal wear with this tuxedo-style bag, or use it for a special gift for that special man in your life.
Buster (Jack Russell Terrier)Buster is a three year old Jack Russell Terrier. He was being abused, and ran away from his owner. He was very skinny, and cowered a lot. He also had a rope tied very tight around his neck when I found him.
Leave Printer Off Until NeededI found myself printing all kinds of information from websites thinking I'd use the information later. This caused so much chaos around my desk and on top of my dresser as my office is set up in my bedroom. I've found things I've printed and wondered why I printed them.
Don't Add Flea Collars In Your VacuumLong ago, I told people on ThriftyFun that they could cut a dog flea collar in quarters and put one quarter in a vacuum cleaner bag at a time. I just read that this should not be done because of fumes.
Inexpensive Wedding Reception Locations in Pennsylvania?I need a place for a cheap wedding reception for my quadriplegic son. There will be around 200 guests.
Are Borax and Boric Acid the Same?Are borax and boric powder the same?
Buying Roses in Bulk?Has anyone ever done a group buy of long stemmed roses for Valentine's Day? If you have your heart set on roses it seems like that might be a good way to save money.
Finding Information About Barbie Dolls?I'm looking for information on the different Barbie dolls. I was just wondering if there was a place you could find the year and names of the individual dolls even if they don't have the clothes they came in. Any suggestions?
Baking With Shaped Pans?I have a heart shaped metal pan. Actually there are six heart shapes in the pan. I want to make a simple valentine recipe. Could I use a cookie, cake, or cookie bar recipe from a box? Which would work best?
Discontinued Caron Simply Soft Green Yarn?Does anyone know where I can get a couple of skeins of Caron "Simply Soft" yarn in green? Even one skein would work. I designed an afghan using all the bright colors that go with their Embroidery Print #9811. They discontinued green before I could find it in a store.
Making a Fragrance Lamp?Does anyone have any ideas for making pretty oil burners? I have looked for unusual ones, but they are too expensive for my budget. Many thanks.
Surprise 16th Birthday Party?I want to throw my boyfriend a surprise 16th birthday party. I'm pretty sure I going to throw it at a local park. It's in September though, so my options are limited and I have a budget of $300 or less preferably. I don't have any idea what kind of entertainment to have.
Starting an Awning Cleaning Business?I'm starting an awning cleaning business. How much should I charge for my service?
Paint Color Advice to Coordinate with Rust Carpet and Red Oak Trim?I am redecorating the living and dining rooms. The carpet in both rooms is called amber; but it is rust or copper penny in color. What wall and drapery colors will coordinate with this carpet?
Looking for Barbie Shoes?I have been trying to find Barbie doll shoes of different colors. I need all the colors I can get because I crocheted 62 barbie and display doll outfits with slips and accessories but can't find shoes.
Slipcover for Two Piece Sofa?I have a two piece sofa; one piece is three cushions with only one arm. The second has two cushions with only one arm. How do I find covers to fit this sofa?
Dog Has an Upset Stomach?My old dog got sick to her stomach this morning. Is there something I can do for her to make her feel better?
Can You Refill Plug-in Air Fresheners?Can you use liquid potpourri to refill plug in fresheners?
Relaxation Ideas for a Stay at Home Mom?I'm 22 with a 3 year old daughter that will be 4 in May, and a 2 year old son that will be 3 in November. I am a stay at home mom and wife. I am in need of some relaxation. Does anyone have some good tips?
Shopping for a Quality Recliner?I'm shopping for a new recliner and in the stores. I'm seeing brands/manufacturers I'm not familiar with. I tried doing a Google search for reviews and did nothing, but go around in circles.
Kitten is Leaking Urine?I have a 4 month old cat that is constantly leaking urine. We rescued him about 2 months ago and he was perfectly fine. We had him fixed about a month ago and 3 days after that he started leaking urine.
Summer Activities for Teens?What are some fun ideas and activities for teens to do in the summer? Please keep in mind: I am 15 years old, so there isn't much transportation or money available. My friends and I are trying to think of some different things that would be a load of fun.
Getting Started With Container Gardening?I live in a town house so space is limited, I love to garden and tried a little last year with very little luck. I need help figuring out the best plants, and vegetables to plant in pots, and a small dirt patch (about 1' x 4').
Using WD-40 to Clean Stainless Steel Cookware?I've been told to use WD-40 to clean the burnt stainless cookware I have. Has anyone else ever tried this method?
Cleaning Tomato Stains Off Plastic?How do you get tomato stains out of white bowls?
Indoor Activities for a 16th Birthday Party?I am having my 16th birthday party this Friday and I already have the main thing planned. I'm filling balloons with neon washable paints and putting black lights everywhere in my backyard to have a paint balloon fight with all my friends like in the movie "10 Things I Hate About You".
Products for Age Lines on the Neck?Is there any product out there that can help with age lines on the neck? I have tried quite a lot of products and nothing I do seems to help with the lines.
Repairing Kitchen Cabinets?How can I patch laminate cabinets?
Keeping Water Hot in a Flask?How do you keep water steaming hot in a flask?
How Do You Get Free Seed Samples?Where can I get free seed samples?
Looking for Popover Recipes?I am looking for a popover recipe. My mom made them when we were little. I tried a recipe this morning however they did not turn out as high as the popovers my mom made.
Something is Biting Me, Mites?Does anyone know what will kill bird mites in the house? I'm getting bitten. I have a crawly sensation and sharp stinging bites. It feels like they are in my eyebrows, eyelashes, nose, and ears. Does this sound like it could be mites? I've not seen what is biting me.
Using Frogs to Control Ants?Last summer my garden was overrun with ants. I tried lots of different things to get rid of the ants but there were way to many. So I was thinking of setting up a frog house in the garden this summer to see if the frogs will do a better job then I can.