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Pineapple CookiesCream margarine and white and brown sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Add pineapple, vanilla, soda, and salt. Mix; add flour and nuts.
Cucumbers on RyeMix cream cheese, mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix and milk in blender. Spread on slices of cocktail rye. Add a slice of cucumber and sprinkle with dill weed on top.
Western Beef CasseroleCook and stir beef in shortening in skillet on medium heat, until red color is out (or skip shortening). Turn into a 2 qt. baking dish and add onion soup mix.
Sweet RollsSoften yeast in lukewarm water; set aside. Add shortening, sugar and salt to scalded milk; cook to lukewarm. Add enough flour to make a thick batter.
Sour Cream Peach PieArrange peach halves in unbaked crust. Mix sugar, flour and nutmeg. Add cream. Thoroughly mix and pour mixture over peaches.
Baked Eggs with Cheese Tomatoes and Basil for TwoYou will need two ramekins or other similar sized oven proof bowls and a baking sheet for this recipe. I've made these eggs with sharp cheddar, pepper jack and parmesan and all three ways were yummy. The next time I make these I am trying crumbled feta cheese.
Wild Rice Pecan Patties Patties with a little crunch to it. Mix all ingredients except oil. Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Scoop wild rice mixture by 1/3 cupfuls into skillet; flatten to 1/2 inch.
Pineapple Ham BallsMix ham, pork, bread crumbs, eggs, milk and onion all together and form into balls. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
Yarn Scraps to Tie VinesA softer way to tie up your vine type plants is to tie the vines to a post, fence, etc. with a piece of yarn. It is much softer on the plant than wire ties and can easily be removed with scissors. It's also a good way to make use of left over bits of yarn.
LED Key Chain Lights as Emergency FlashlightsThose little LED key chain lights are great! They are about two dollars each and give or take a little change, and they are much better for walking through the house when the electricity goes out.
Treatment for Cold SoresApply to fever blister/cold sore 4 times per day with a Q-tip at first sign of a tingle. The active ingredient in Bactine is benzalkonium chloride. It works wonders.
Freeze Chopped VegetablesIt is handy to chop up such items as celery, onions, peppers and peeled garlic and store them in small plastic bags in the door of your freezer. I save some to use fresh, but a lot of the time I don't use them up, and they can go bad before we eat them.
Buddy (Maltipoo)Buddy is a 4-1/2 year old Malti-poo. Our family had been looking to adopt a pet from a shelter. The kids had been to the pet store and we had taken Buddy to the "love room" a number of times.
Heart Shaped Seed PaperLast week I read an article on here how to put your seeds on newspaper, so I decided to make a heart. I put pansy seeds on the paper and used the mixture of flour and water. I tend to bury the seeds too deep so I sifted my dirt on top so I would not do that anymore.
Make Money Packing Lunches for OthersAfter about 6 months my boss asked me if I would make his lunch too as he was trying to eat a more healthy diet. I have calculated that I can make a great lunch for my boss, my husband and I for $4 for the three.
Pouring Ketchup FasterWhen you have a sluggish ketchup bottle, push a drinking straw to the bottom and then remove it. This will allow enough air to start the the ketchup flowing.
Mollie (Jack Russell/Keeshond/Border Collie)Mollie is a 6-1/2 month old Jack Russell/Keeshond/Border Collie. Mollie is one of two doggies we have. I found her at a garage sale in September, she was sitting alone (and crying) in a small kennel with a sign over her that said "Free Puppies."
My Frugal Life: Making Ends MeetAt this time a lot of people are trying to save their pennies and make ends meet. I have a few I would ideas like to share.
Craft Organizer From Cat Food BagsA while back a fellow TF reader mentioned making a organizer from a catfood bag. That got me going and here is the one I made.
Scenery: Snowy Spring (Cash, TX)Spring time in Texas. This was taken the second day of spring! My little flowers were peeking through the snow to remind us that spring is here!
Stella (Mini Dachshund)Stella is a 4 year old Mini Dachshund. Stella thinks she is the neighborhood watch dog, she likes to sit at the window and bark at dogs bigger than her. She also likes electric blankets, fireplaces and space heaters because she is always cold!
Old Fashioned Looking Easter EggsIf you want that old fashioned country look on your Easter eggs, just use brown eggs, dye them in 1 cup cold water, several drops of food coloring and a tablespoon of white vinegar.
Clay to Support Glued Glass PiecesI recently had a rather small piece of glass to glue to another piece of glass and found out an easy way to keep it in place while it dried. Take a wad of play dough or modeling clay, press it over the piece to anchor it in place. When dried, just lift it off.
Quickly Clean Your Bathtub and ShowerTo quickly and easily clean your bathtub area or shower stall, fill a bucket with cleaner and hot water. Place the bucket into the tub or at the bottom of the stall. Use a mop with the water-cleaner mixture to wash down entire area.
Summer Stay Home VacationBecause of tough economic times, many will find they are unable to afford an away vacation this summer. May I recommend a summer STAYcation?
Save Medication Samples in PurseWhen I get single OTC pills through freebie offers (such as Zyrtec, Prilosec, etc.) I save them to put in a special "medical" pouch in my purse for emergencies. Ditto for single applications of SPF lotion.
Use Beauty Supply Latex Gloves for CleaningEver need rubber gloves, but can't find a pair without holes? I used to buy the yellow ones that came one pair to a package, but they were always wearing out and were either too large or too small and pretty expensive.
Easter CardSend Easter greetings to your friends and family. Make card from blue cardstock. Cut out green cardstock in the shape of grass. Adhere to the bottom edge of card.
Recycled Easter Egg CupsThis is such an easy way to recycle lids from bottles and cans. You can use hairspray, laundry soap, or even shaving cream lids. I made this one out of a lid from hairspray.
Using Vinyl Record Bowls For Food?Can food such as nuts or chips be put directly into bowls made from old vinyl records?
Bent Gasket on a Chest Freezer?I recently purchased a pre-owned chest freezer that is like new and freezes well. However, the owner had propped the lid open to prevent mildew and now the gasket/seal is bent in that place.
Building a Build-in Bed?How do you build a built-in, full size bed for an adult?
Passover Recipes?I'm looking for recipes for Passover meals.
Remedies for an Itchy Scalp?I have extremely itchy scalp, no dandruff, and thinning hair; any suggestions?
Squirrel Eating Tree Bark?I have a problem with squirrels eating the bark on our red bud tree. Does anyone know where I can buy a tree baffle or how to make one? I have a baffle on our bird feeder, but that is too small for a tree.
Removing Crazy Glue from a Car?How do I remove crazy glue from the exterior of my car without ruining the paint?
Round Spots on Low E Window Glass?We have multiple dots developing on our low E windows. They are in the front and back of house, so it doesn't matter which direction the sun is coming from.
Repainting a Ceiling?I have paint peeling on my bathroom ceiling next to the ceiling fan (no window). What do I use to seal the ceiling before repainting?
Dating Antique Furniture?I'm trying to find out how old a cedar bed is that was made by Murphy with the numbers on the back 4204-5/0-4/6.
Tips of Fingernails are Clear?The tips of my fingernails have turned clear, they are not white. Could it be that I need more calcium in my diet? Does anyone have any advice?
Cleaning Buildup Off Hardwood Floors?How do I clean the buildup on my hardwood floors?
Black Clothes Turning Brown After Washing?My son has a reversible cotton sweat top. It is black on one side, bright pink on the other with a white collar.
Inexpensive Furnishings for a Temporary Apartment?We have traveled to a new job and this time there are no furnished places to stay. We will only be here 3 - 4 months. I have rented a small apartment and am looking for ideas on "disposable" furnishing or for cheap ideas.
Mall Scavenger Hunt?My sister is having a mall scavenger hunt and we need a list. Can anyone help me?
What Color Countertops Should I Get?I need a blue for my kitchen counters. Not so dark that it looks black at night, but not light. We really like quartz. We are looking for that blue and yellow French look. The walls are yellow and the cabinets are white with blue flowers.
Preventing Beetles in Packaged Whole Grain Products?I find beetles and bugs infesting a dietary product containing whole grain cereals like barley, green gram, millet, wheat, and fenugreek even in well sealed packs. How can this be prevented?
Pouring an Outdoor Concrete Floor?I need to know how to do an outdoor concrete floor.
Reviews for Leimo Laser for Hair Regrowth?Does anyone have experience with LEIMO laser - hair loss device that's advertised on the telly? Does it work?
Removing Pet Poop Odors from Carpet?How do you get doggy diarrhea smell out of your carpet? My carpet is very plush and a neutral color.
Removing Wax From Laminate Flooring?I recently made the mistake of using a spray wax on my laminate floor. I also used a pad that looks like sheep's wool.
Selling Inventory from a Business?My wife, who passed away five years ago, spent many years in a craft business that involved painting and selling pecan shell resin figurines.
Paint Color Advice for a Bathroom With Pink, Brown, and White Polka Dot Accessories?What color should I paint my small window-less hall bathroom? It's my little girl's bathroom and decorated with brown, pink, and white polka dot shower curtain, rug, trash bin, and dishes.
Bisquick Substitute?I'm short on Bisquick for an ingredient. What can I use instead?
Replacing the Element on a 360 Foreman Grill?I have a 360 Foreman grill that was given to me as a gift in September 2009. It does not work anymore. I believe the element is burned out. How do I get it replaced? It has a 2 year warranty.
Why Are Organic Products So Expensive?Why do healthy organic products cost so much, when there are no pesticide, herbicide, or fungicide chemical costs?
Is There a Breed Name for a Mini Golden Retriever and Cairn Terrier Mix?I have a female mini Golden Retriever and a male brindle Cairn Terrier; they just had puppies. What type of breed are the puppies? I posted a picture of one of the puppies. Thanks.
Changing the Resolution on a Monitor?How can I change the pixels and resolution on a fairly new computer tower and an older monitor that was given to me? Web pages are way too big and all my pictures are blurry.
Advice for Vertical Gardening?Has anyone ever tried "vertical gardening"? I am very excited to try this. I have a small balcony and love gardening and this sounds like the answer to my problem.
Dye Stains in Dryer?How do you clean dye from a pair of jeans out of a dryer? My husband washed a new pair of jeans and preceded to dry them and the dye from the jeans got all over the inside of my dryer. Please help my dryer is only 2 months old.
Manual and Recipe Book for Hitachi Bread Machine HB-D102?I lost my manual and recipe book for Hitachi bread maker HB-D102. How can I get a replace one? I appreciate your information. My machine is new. I want to use it. Thanks for your help.
Static When Using MagicJack?I have had Magic Jack for more than a month. Every time I use the phone there is a lot of static and the person I am talking to says my voice is breaking up. Can someone tell me how to eliminate the static for clarity?