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Easy Cake Mix CookiesSo quick and easy. Mix the three ingredients and drop about 1 tablespoon into powdered sugar. Bake 10 minutes and check for doneness.
Fire Roasted Tomato Garbanzo and Pasta SoupSo quick and easy! Bring broth to a boil in a large pot. Add pasta and cook al dente according to package time instructions.
Chocolate PieMix ingredients together and cook in heavy pan on low heat until thickens. Pour into baked crust and top with meringue or whipped cream.
Pineapple Coconut CakeA first time cake as requested for my DH's birthday cake (2010)
Chuck Wagon BiscuitsThis might be the easiest bread of all times. Probably close to that eaten on the pioneer trails by the old "49'ers" of gold rush fame. It's also a good thing to know how to make bread of some kind.
Organizing Food Storage Space"File" your food in your freezer. Organize frozen food boxes where the label shows and you can see what the item is. Put all meats "filed" together, all vegetable bags "filed" together, and all juices "filed" together.
Craft: Romantic Pearls and Lace CandleThis is a prepoured candle in a glass candle holder decorated with lace, pearls, and flowers. I purchased the candle at the Dollar Tree. These would make a pretty Mother's Day gift, birthday gift, or would be beautiful for wedding favors, or centerpieces on the banquet table.
Second String JerseysAfter making an investment on a jersey or other fan apparel, is there an alternative to wearing it with its original intention? What about the jersey that is torn, worn, or too small? How can $150 stretch to its fullest life span?
Use Shot Glass to Store GlueBecause of the width and depth of the shot glass, a glue bottle placed upside down will sit on the rim of the glass and the tip of the glue bottle will not touch the bottom of the glass.
My Frugal Life: A Walk On The Wild SideMy wife and I were meandering down a well-worn packed dirt trail in the Lake Louise Area of our Canadian Rocky Mountains, when I noticed all was not forest green and wonderful in our leafy paradise.
Clean Glass With Joy Dish DetergentJoy dish detergent works great for cleaning glass tables and windows. It doesn't leave streaks. I use it faithfully.
Kill Ants With Uncooked GritsKill ants for good with uncooked grits! Just sprinkle the grits around where you have the ants and they eat them and die. Ants lack the ability to expel gas caused by the grits. This is the safest way to kill ants - no pesticides, safe for environment, pets, and kids.
Quilted Tea Cozy and PlacematA quick, easy, and frugal way to keep your teapot hot and decorative way to serve your guests. It is sure to be the hit of any tea party or gathering.
Joke: American In The Bathroom?Question: If you're American when you go in the bathroom, and you're American when you come out of the bathroom, what are you while you're in the bathroom?
Recovered Cat ScratcherI recently purchased the Emery Cat Scratcher. After receiving it, my cats were not the least interested and I was worried they could accidentally pull a nail out. I tossed the cardboard insert and thought about how to reuse the scratcher.
Sandy Koufax (Gray Tabby)Sandy Koufax is a 13 year old Gray Tabby. My husband saw her photo up in a store asking for someone to adopt her. She had been chased down by a coyote and was recuperating at a local vet's office. She still has some hair missing on her side where the coyote grabbed her.
Summertime Activities for Your ChildrenFrugal living is nothing new to us as I was raised in a family of 11 kids and many foster children. We may have struggled because money was tight, but we never seemed to lack for fun things to do and there was always something going on that held our attention.
Amazing Number GameThe following is an amazing number game: Pick a number from 0 to 9 . . .
Armen The DogThis is Armen! He was my foster puppy for a couple of months last summer. We took him camping with us at Crescent Falls in Alberta, where this picture was taken. He smiles by request! Armen has been adopted by a wonderful family.
Teddy Bear (Chihuahua)Teddy Bear is a five month old Chihuahua mix. I work at a grocery store and a little kid was selling them outside the grocery store. He was the last one and the kid had been there all day. I couldn't leave him.
My Garden ShedMy shed is saying "Hello" to all gardeners throughout the world.
Use Half A Benedryl to Avoid Side EffectsMy son and I both have pollen and various topical allergies. It seems that Benadryl is the only thing that works for either of us. Since he does a lot of driving in connection with his work, he bought the little pink Benadryl tablets and broke them in half.
Save Lunch Money Instead of Eating OutFigure it up; if you spend $5 per day for 5 days, you are spending $25 per week for lunches. This amounts up to $100 a month!
Buying VHS Tapes?I am old school, still using VCR tapes. It seems that every one I buy now messes up. They jump, wobble, or you can't see the picture hardly at all. I have spent a lot of money on these things. Has anyone else had this problem?
Yellow Stains on Sheets?My husband leaves a yellow stain on the sheets, the full length of his body. It takes awhile to show up on new sheets but after awhile it is definitely there. It also shows up on the pillowcases and seeps into the pillow. Other women have told me they have the same problem.
Where Can You Recycle Styrofoam?I've been recycling for a little while now and I can't find a place for the styrofoam. Any ideas?
Inexpensive Diet Recipes?Does anyone have any diet recipes that have been successful for you and are good and inexpensive?
Morning or Afternoon Kindergarten?This isn't a thrifty questions but I could use some insight. My son will be in Kindergarten this fall and I can't decide between morning and afternoon class. I would love your thoughts and reasons behind your advice.
Banned from Freecycle?I have been banned from Freecycle! I am not sure why I was banned. As far as I can tell, I haven't done anything against the rules. Can somebody tell me how I can be un-banned?
Installing Tile Without Backer Board?Can you put tile on plywood without backer board?
Buying a Citronella Dog Training Collar?I have a Westie puppy. His barking gives me the most horrendous headache and the barking affects my ears badly. Can anyone tell me where I can buy the "squirt collar"? Many thanks.
Is it Safe to Use an Aspirin Face Mask?I am into alternative homemade skin products and was reading about an aspirin face mask. You add 4 aspirin to 1 tsp of water and when dissolved apply to face avoiding the eyes. You leave on for 15 minutes. Would this be harmful?
Rain Water Draining Into Window Well?How do I prevent rain water from draining into a window well?
Can a Dandelion be Several Feet Tall?Monster dandelion, it's taller than me. How? Why? Please help.
Name Ideas for Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design Business?I am looking for a professional name for the desktop publishing and graphic design business I am starting. I will offer services from writing content, to designing publications (newsletters, brochures, custom invitations) and designing websites.
Senior Citizen Banquet?Can anyone give food ideas and theme ideas for a senior citizen banquet for my church?
What Breed is My Dog?I just got a puppy from a friend and they said she is a pit bull. What do you think? Thanks.
What Breed is My Dog?Is my dog a pit bull?