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Veggie Waldorf SaladA delicious, fresh salad when broccoli crowns and cauliflower are on sale.
Polynesian Refrigerator CakeAlthough I seriously doubt this recipe originated in the Polynesian Islands, it is now quite popular with those wonderful people who love pineapple any way it's prepared.
Onion Cheese QuicheBake pie shell at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes. Cool. Saute' onion in margarine. Separate 1 egg and brush egg white on pastry shell. Pour excess white into large bowl, add yolk, remaining 2 eggs, milk, flour, salt and pepper.
Serrano Ham and Manchego CroquettasIn a large mixing bowl or food processor combine mashed potatoes, cheese, ham, and eggs. Season with plenty of salt and pepper. The mixture should still be wet enough so the bread crumbs stick to the croquettas.
Tropical Fusion Jelly or Blackberry Fusion JellyI came up with this jelly to use strained beet juice leftover from when I made pickled beets. I like it because it is a new and different flavor of jelly.
GranolaMix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix liquid ingredients in another bowl. Mix dry and liquid ingredients together. Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 50 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes.
Overnight Caramel RollsPut frozen bread dough rolls in a well greased 12 inch Bundt pan. Sprinkle with butterscotch pudding. Melt together other ingredients and pour over rolls.
Keeping Puppies Out of TrashPuppies are naturally curious and scent-driven, which makes your kitchen trash can irresistible to them. Keep them out by pouring a scant cap full of ammonia into the can. I only had to do this a few times for my pup.
Jolie (Chihuahua)Angelina 'Jolie' is a 6 year old Chihuahua. She was our housewarming present to ourselves when she was 5 weeks old! She was the runt of the litter, and unwanted by others because she was a deer head instead of an apple head.
Scenery: Burgh Historical Park (Southfield, MI)I try to go to Burgh Historical Park at least once a week to look at the flowers. Each week, something is starting to bloom. The park is located in Southfield, MI and it is the perfect place for a wedding or for just relaxing.
Craft: Airplane CenterpieceI used scrapbook paper in my school colors to make a paper-airplane centerpiece. I made about twelve airplanes and glued them to chopsticks. I spray painted a leftover flower vase with chalkboard paint.
Save Extra Jar and Bottle Lids as ReplacementsI got tired of misplacing or losing the lid or cap to a bottle or jar. I put a small bowl on the kitchen counter. In it I keep spare lids and caps from some of the things we use. I don't keep a lot but keep enough so that a misplaced or broken lid or cap can be replaced.
Sweetie-Pie (Chihuahua Mix)Sweetie-Pie is approximately 13 years old. She is a Chihuahua mix. Sweetie pie is the resident dog at the Avian Rescue, where I volunteer. She likes to be petted and cuddled, and she sleeps a lot, also supervises all activities all actions concerning the care of the birds.
Firefighter RecipesMy friend, Sunny, sent me a link for several recipes collected from assorted Fire Departments and I just have to share the four I found tinged with fun humor with my fellow ThriftyFun Family Members.
Patriotic FrameThis unique frame in a frame is embellished with any kind of decoration you want. Mine happened to be Americana for the 4th. You can pick Christmas, Valentine's Day, and so forth. With a bit of time and effort, you too can have this unusual frame for/of your loved one.
Building Thunderstorm (Benson, MN)I am a NWS trained skywarn/storm chaser in Minnesota. There were no warnings out so I went out to the grill and then yelled for my husband to bring the camera. This had passed us, so I had photos of the back side of the storm heading for Minneapolis area.
Turn Sports Bra Into a Cute TopI am not comfortable just wearing a sports bra as a top so I put a big hair bow on it to make it look different and then tie up the straps behind my neck like a halter. I like to wear it this way and it is cooler than a shirt.
My Frugal Life: Science LabAs a school teacher and the wife of a soldier with whom I have raised 7 children, cutting corners and making things last and S T R E T C H is nothing new. I have resized, reshaped, and revived hand-me-downs to supplement clothing budgets.
The Gambling Green LightI decided to conduct an experiment in gambling, and I learned a few strategies that give a green light to gambling entertainment for the less than die hard gambler.
Use Blanket Instead of WheelbarrowIf you normally use a wheelbarrow to move mulch, dirt, compost or weeds, try an old bed sheet instead. Lay the sheet open on the ground and rake or throw the mulch, dirt or weeds onto it then grab three corners and drag the whole bundle to its new location.
Scenery: NE ScotlandWe are so lucky to live within walking distance of our beach. The town can be seen in the distance and off to the right there is a small river flows out to sea; the dunes and golf course are adjacent and provide such varied walks.
Blue Flowers In VermontI just love these bright blue flowers.
Keep Cats From Digging in GardenCats like soft soil and will make a bee line for where you've just been digging. Dig a hole, blow up a balloon, and bury it in the hole. When the cat comes to inspect the nice soft soil, thinks this is a nice place, and starts digging, bang!
Shiva (Shepherd/Husky Mix)Shiva is a 4 Month old Shepherd Husky mix. I found puppies on Kijiji and she was delivered to me from New Hamburg, Ont. She likes to do what every puppy loves to do. Chew stuff up.
Frying Pan Bird BathBeing frugal pays off in so many ways. I could not throw my old frying pan, knowing I could find a use for it. I finally used it as a bird bath and a garden accent.
Place Line Dried Clothes In The Dryer To Soften UpTo save on utilities and clothes softener, I line dry many clothes in the house then put them in the dryer on air fluff. It's amazing how soft they become.
Use Bag of Water to Keep Items SubmergedI am always trying to find items in the cabinet that can be used more than once. I was faced with trying to find an item to help me keep my peppers that I was pickling submerged in the solution rather than rising to the top.
Use Dish Soap on Outside Of Campfire PansWhen camping and cooking over the campfire, rub liquid dish soap on the outside of the pans. During cleanup, the soot from the fire will wipe right off and not ruin your pans.
Cleaning With Dishwasher DetergentWe are nurses and had to wear white. Bleaching your whites leaves them dingy and yellow after awhile. My friend recommended Cascade dishwashing detergent - the plain ole white powder stuff.
Boston Market Cornbread CloneI love to eat this cornbread with a glass of milk or cup of coffee; it is sweet and tastes more like cake; my husband even likes it.
Reuse Milk Jugs for Plastic Replacement PartsMy husband came up with a "bright" idea. We have electric garden lights in our backyard. The plastic shades shattered over time from the sun. The lights and posts are fine so he placed a plastic milk carton over the tops.
Request Movies from the LibraryI quit renting movies. Instead I utilize my local library. We get to keep the movies for seven nights and it is free.
Mess Free Finger PaintTo keep a preschooler amused and creative, you'll need a gallon press-lock bag and a couple different colors of finger paint. Put a tablespoon of each color in the bag - the more color, the more fun.
Fast Brewed Iced TeaI make cold ice tea in no time flat by brewing the tea with the least amount of water possible. I make a gallon of tea by bringing 8 tea bags to a boil in 3 cups of water with a lid on, then remove from heat and let it steep for 5 minutes.
Ernie (Dog)My Dog Ernie, who is 7, is paying his respect to our last cat (KiKi)
Travel: Temple Of Heaven (Beijing, China)This is one of the Temples in Temple of Heaven, Beijing (China).
Touch Up Old Picture with MarkerI had found an old framed oil painting of a bowl of flowers by a window in the trash when a neighbor moved. The picture was sort of nice, so I hung it in the bathroom. I had the idea of "mashing up" the colors on the picture. What did I have to lose?
Store Bead Boxes in Stackable Paper TraysMost of us beaders have a lot of plastic multi-slotted storage boxes and they get heavy. Pulling one from a stacked group can be difficult with the chance of an avalanche. I have been able to obtain good quality plastic paperwork stacking trays at yard sales.
Use A Drawer Instead Of A Recipe BoxSave counter space and quickly find a favorite recipe by turning a small, spare kitchen drawer (mine measures 10 inches across) into a recipe box filled only with your family's favorites.
Taking Care of Paint Brushes?What is the best way to take care of my paint brushes?
Homemade Fruit Roll Ups?How do you make homemade fruit roll ups?
Finding a Cat Groomer in Northern New Jersey?My cat is half Maine Coon. This being said he gets random matted fur on his back and belly and refuses to let me brush him. I was just wondering if anyone knew of a good groomer within northern New Jersey to get him a trim and if this is harmful to him?
Making Your Own Iron On Patches?Can anyone help me? I am looking for what 'type of glue' to use that can mimic the iron applique effect. It needs to be able to be applied to the back of materials and let dry. Then when applying heat to it later on, with an iron, it mimics the iron-on appliques effect.
Plant Recommendations for a Hot Sunny Entryway?I have a small entryway that has full length windows on the front, facing the afternoon sun. Does anyone know of plants that could tolerate the extreme heat that the entryway gets? There are two small windows that open, but the heat build up is still very great. Thank you.
Removing Lotion from a Cloth Purse Liner?How do I get lotion out of the cloth liner of my coach purse?
Shopping for Wolf Brand Chili?I had heard the Wolf brand canned chili was good. I like my chili a bit spicy and this was perfect for my tastes. My question is for your readers in the Bloomington/Normal, IL area. I would like to know what stores in the area carry this brand.
Organic Solution for Tomato Blight?I need an organic solution for tomato blight.
Washer Has Something Rattling Outside Drum?My GE front load washer has something rattling around the outside of the drum. It is big enough to stop the drum from turning when I spin it by hand. How do I access the outside of the drum?
Alternative Uses for Elastic Hair Bands?Just curious! I'm wanting to know of some other ways to reuse/use elastic hair bands than just using to put your hair into a ponytail. Thanks.
Average Price of Fresh Local Honey?I love buying fresh, local honey, but am wondering if I am spending too much for the product. Would you mind telling me the prices in your areas, just to get an idea of what the going rates are? Thanks.
How To Store Brown Sugar?What do I do with brown sugar when I make it?
Keep Dog Out of Plants?How can I keep our new puppy out of my Hostas? We tried a wire fence, but he laid on it and flattened it. We also tried a granule from the pet store, but that didn't affect him. Any ideas?
Color Ideas for a July 4th Wedding?I am having a July 4th wedding. I need help with color schemes! Everywhere I turn all I'm getting is red, white, and blue, but that is not what I want. I need suggestions for a beautiful July 4th wedding, that does not look like an American flag bridal party.
Natural Stain Removers?I am looking for natural stain removers ?
Making a Flag and Flag Pole?I need some advice regarding making a flag and flag pole to use at football games. I am a cheer coach. There are times when it would be nice to have a flag with our school's name on it or something like that for the cheerleaders to run with in front of the fans.
Removing Gerbil Pee on Wood?How do I get gerbil pee off of wood? He has a wooden ramp and the second story is also wood. He pees all over them. I tried to have him use a potty, but all he does is chew them. I need help please!
What Breed is My Dog?We adopted Cinnamon about a year ago and are not quite sure what type of dog she is. She is super active, loves tug of war, fetch, hide and go seek, and races. Her features remind us of a Lab, Pit Bull or Lab/Basenji mix. She is absolutely the sweetest dog I have ever had.
Cleaning Jewelry?I am looking for advice for cleaning jewelry.
Brush Attachments for Scunci Steamer (Model SS-1000)?I am trying to find the copper round brush attachments for my Scunci Portable Household Steamer (Model SS-1000). Any suggestions?
Freezing Cooked Zucchini?When freezing zucchini, do l shredded it after I cook it and then freeze it?
Remedies for Bee Stings?Immediately, when you get stung, wet your hand, dip it in snuff, and rub vigorously. Reapply several times. This is pretty messy, so use over a floor than can be cleaned or outdoors.
Can Scraping Ice on a Windshield Do Damage?Will scraping ice off a windshield harm it in any way?
Knockout Roses Not Blooming?What can I do to get my knockout roses to bloom?