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Baked Potato SaladHot or cold, this potato salad is delicious. Cook bacon in large skillet. Drain off fat and save. Measure fat and return 1/4 cup to skillet. Add celery and onion and cook 1 minute. Blend in flour.
Alaskan King Crab ChowderNothing better than pulling up a fresh crab pot and cooking this comforting chowder!
Low Calorie Chocolate PuddingI came up with this recipe to satisfy the chocolate cravings of a couple of friends who are always dieting. When they came to my home for dinner, I was always stumped for a chocolate dessert that would meet their needs.
Applesauce For CanningMy sons love homemade applesauce and are always thrilled to help make it. We add nutmeg for a little kick.
Oven Beef StewMix all well. Cover and bake at 250 degrees F for 8 hours.
Buy Used Halloween CostumesUse websites like eBay to find and save money on Halloween costumes for your children. You can buy last year's costumes for much less than a new one.
Tissue Paper Autumn TreesMy toddler and I came up with this idea to help us get ready for fall. It serves as a beautiful suncatcher on a window. The tissue paper glows with the natural light. It is so simple you can do this with any child over 2 years old.
Scenery: Lake at Granite Trailhead (Cottonwood...I went hiking up Granite Trailhead with my brothers one afternoon, at the top of which is a lake. It's a nice little hiking spot in Cottonwood Heights, UT. I loved this picture of the lake I captured.
Cardboard For Easy Pet CleanupI have another use for cardboard, if you have a sick dog that throws up in the house or a person who does not make it to the bathroom, cardboard is a a good scraper. I take a piece of cardboard, tear it in half so that I have two pieces, then scrape.
Saving Money on Mailing SuppliesI mail often and want to share some of the ways I have been saving on mailing dollars. I save all the packing materials that come from other mailings and reuse them.
Line Kitchen Cabinets with Vinyl Floor TilesLine your kitchen and bathroom cupboards with floor tiles. It looks attractive and it provides easy clean-up. Apply a cork tile to the inside of your kitchen cupboard door to pin take-out menus, shopping lists, tips, anything really.
Control Ants With SaltTo avoid ants, put some salt at the place you see them. They hate it and will go away. It's cheap and green living.
Travel: Sauder Village (OH)This is a picture taken at a old time village. It is of a picture of a home on wheels.
My Frugal Life: Living With Very Little MoneyBeing raised in the sixties and seventies meant I was being raised by parents who knew about war time deprivation.
Maintain A Positive AttitudeIf ever you feel like the World is on your shoulders and everyone is against you, remember one thing. Maintaining a positive attitude will see you through your situations. Sarcasm, when spoken in the identical tone as praise is acknowledged as praise.
Homemade Pot Pie from Freezer LeftoversWhen we were growing up, my mother would take the leftovers at each meal and put in a big plastic ice cream bucket in the freezer. If we had pinto beans tonight and some were left over, she drained them and put them in freezer in the ice cream bucket.
Scenery: Flash Of Green At Sunset (Maui)When taking pictures of the sunset on Kamaole Beach III, I seem to have captured the green flash we so often look for! Beautiful.
What To Do With Green TomatoesWaiting for a late-crop of tomatoes to go from green to red on the vine can seem like an eternity-especially in late August and early September, when fall is looming just around the corner.
Sir Bentley Charles (Yorkie)Sir Bentley Charles is 1 and 9 months old. He is a Yorkie. A family had bought him and decided they no longer could take care of the Yorkie, so, I brought him into my home and may I say he is a gift from God.
Make Your Own KabobsPut a fun and affordable spin on backyard barbecues with a make-your-own-kabob station. Set out a variety of chopped veggies like peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms and marinated and cubed steak or chicken.
Tazz (Chihuahua -Miniature Pincher)My name is Tazz and I'm 10 months old. My mother is a long haired Chihuahua and my papa is Min Pin - I'm a Mix-ie. My new mama calls me He-He My new dad got me as a gift for my new mama when she was really, really sad and ill one day!
Homemade Metal Cleanser and PolisherTo clean tarnished brass, copper and pewter, use a paste with equal parts of white vinegar and table salt.
Use Beer To Clean Up Shoe PolishWhen you spatter liquid shoe polish on the bathroom sink, pour a little flat beer over it. The polish comes right off even after it's dry.
Free Coffee Grounds for Your Garden at StarbucksUsed coffee grounds are a great, free fertilizer in your garden. Roses and acid-loving plants love it. Starbucks will give them to you free!
Bring Ads When Grocery ShoppingWhen grocery shopping, take the ad for the store you are using with you. I recently bought three bags of a known brand of frozen vegetables that were on sale. When I took them out of the freezer, I noticed the sale price was not posted anywhere.
Twin Mattress for Large DogsWe have two large dogs - 90 and 120 lbs. that sleep in our bedroom. After going though several dog beds (starting at $40 each times two), because of their size (they literally flattened the beds), I finally convinced my husband to buy a twin mattress.
Tesha (Schnauzer)Teasha is a 1 year old Min Black Schnauzer. I got her from a Schnauzer breeder in Wisconsin, March 30th 2010. Teasha likes to play ball, run in the yard, go for long walks and pose for pictures
Mickjagger (Cat)Mickhagger is five months old. I got him on Easter.
Wildlife: SnailHave you ever SEEN such a tiny intruder? I caught this little trouble-maker sneaking into my house on a rainy Aleutian afternoon; I just had to grab my camera before rescuing him from our new puppy!
Freezing Excess Tomatoes?To use up tomatoes, cook them gently, cool, and then freeze for winter stews, etc. Personally, I live on home grown tomatoes, zucchinis, onions, and mushrooms braised together as a side dish or topped with breadcrumbs and baked to have with a roast.
Permanent Marker on a Chalkboard?My friend's child used a regular marker on my chalk board; what do I do?
Poems Marking the Passing of an Infant?My friend's granddaughter is going to give birth to a child whose brain is not developing. The child will most likely be born dead. We are praying for God's miracle. Are there any beautiful, appropriate poems out there that can be cross stitched or done in calligraphy?
Can the Child Support Office Freeze a Checking Account?My husband and I opened a checking account last month, so that my 7 year old's SSI check could be direct deposited. Well last week we received a phone call from the bank stating that the account had been frozen by child support. Can they freeze that account?
Cat Losing Hair on Its Belly?My cat is 2 and has been losing hair since I got her fixed. She is an inside cat and every time I touch her she moves or bites me. Does anyone know why she could be losing hair on the inside of her legs, belly, and a little on the front paws?
Burnt Stain on a Ceramic Stove?I have a ceramic flat top stove. It is burnt on top. I have cleaned and used stove top cleaner and oven cleaner; it made it worse. What do I do?
Removing White Ring Marks from Painted Furniture?How do I remove white water marks from furniture that is painted? This furniture has been painted to look antique with several colors of paint. It cannot just be painted over.
Who Do I Call to Work on a Spring Fed Pond?Who do you call to work on a large spring fed pond? My pond is about six feet low. I think maybe it's the overflow pipe. I know it's been dry, but it's never been this low.
Pomegranate Liqueur Stain on Car Upholstery?I really need a secure tip for how to clean a stain of pomegranate liqueur from my car's cloth seat which is a cream color. Please help me! Thank you.
Chocolate Dipped Fruit for 100 People?How much fruit would I need for dipping in chocolate for 100 people?
Crochet Slipper Pattern?I am looking for a crochet pattern, for slippers, that is started in the round at the toe part and is crocheted all in one piece. I cannot find my pattern and would love to find one because the slippers are so easy to make and are very comfy. My DH loves his pair!
Getting Rid of Fleas?I have 3 cats, one of which is a kitten, and my house is infested with fleas horribly. How can I get rid of these annoying things and get my babies flea free?
Hair Turned Orange After Dyeing?I used a hair dye and 2 to 3 weeks later my hair color faded and my hair turned orange. I have been told to use a Malibu treatment on my hair and I have been told not to. What can I do?
Removing Rust Stains from Aluminum Siding?I have a mobile home that has aluminum siding with rust from many years of moisture running down the sides. What is the best way to remove it without causing problems with the paint underneath?
Verizon Compatible Cell Phone That Plays MP3s?I have a question for the masses of Thrifty Fun members concerning cell phones. I am looking for a cell phone that has "no" bells and whistles other than MP3 player support. It needs to work on the Verizon network. Those are the only two features I am looking for.
Calculating the Cost of Baking Cookies?How would I calculate the cost of baking cookies?
Lifespan of a Gnat?What is the lifespan of a gnat?
Keeping Stink Bugs Out of My House?Is anyone out there having problems with these terrible stink bugs? I'm literally a prisoner in my own home. They are getting in everywhere. There are those little openings on the window screens that they seem to get in which puts them between the window and the screen.
Recipes Using Stale English Muffins?Anybody have a good recipe for something to do with stale English muffins (besides pizza)? They aren't bad, just dry. I was thinking maybe something like a bread pudding or strata-type casserole that my teenage boys would eat.
Saying Yes to a Homecoming Dance Invitation?I was asked to homecoming with the saying, "If I can make pigs fly will you go to homecoming with me?", with balloons with pigs on them. I wanted to respond with the same farm theme and use cows, but I need some kind of idea.
Cats Under a Mobile Home?I have a mobile home that has had numerous cats do their duty under it? I have tried keeping them out, but they keep digging underneath. What is the best way to keep the cats out and rid the mobile home of the smell associated with it?
What Breed is My Dog?What do you guys think of this? Is it a pit mix or not?