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October 5, 2010
Frugal Uses for Leftover Veggies
When I have just a small amount of vegetables or gravy left over, I put them in a container and freeze them. When I make soups or stews, I add this container (or containers). I do the same thing with some leftover juices like V8 or tomato juice, makes for a hardier stew.
Doesn't contain the high fructose as found in commercial mayonnaise. You will never go back to store bought mayonnaise.
Piccadilly's Carrot Souffle
Does anyone else remember Piccadilly's Cafeterias?
Jack-O'-Lantern Pot Pie
Puts a smile on my kid's face! Cook the ground beef, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir until beef is cooked through and crumbly.
I show this kind of cake at a website but as in Portugal some ingredients are difficult to find, I adapted to what I could do. Everyone loved!
This recipe belongs to my sister in-law, Linda. So yummy! Put broccoli in bottom of 9x13 inch pan. Arrange chicken on top. Combine soup, mayonnaise, curry powder, and lemon juice. Pour over casserole.
Crazy Crust Pizza
Pizza recipes are always great because they can be so versatile. This is a great recipe!
Duct Tape to Treat Callouses
I tend to use duct tape to splint my fingers when they need a bandage that lasts through dish washing. I eventually discovered that if you put a piece over a clean toe where there is a callous, by the end of the day the skin is softer.
Removing Pills From Sweaters
Remove fuzz balls from sweaters with a shaver. Go over the surface slowly and carefully with a disposable razor.
Reuse Mylar Balloons as Gift Wrapping
Both of my kids recently had birthdays, complete with Mylar balloons. My friend was helping me clean up, and gave me this tip. Cut old Mylar balloons into squares and use to wrap small gifts for other birthday parties. Great idea, isn't it?
Link: Unclaimed.org For Funds In Your Name
Nothing better than found money! Just click on your state, and a search box will appear. Type your last name (no comma) followed by a space and the first 3 or 4 letters of your first name.
Toothpaste Loses Fluoride Over Time
Studies show that the longer toothpaste is stored, the more fluoride content is lost. Therefore, that big "bargain size" may not be such a bargain.
Salt and Pepper Shakers for Camping or a Picnic
When making your eggs in the morning while camping, more often than not you don't have your salt and pepper with you. It is too cumbersome to carry their full-size containers and those flimsy paper packets are quite useless.
Make Frugal Soft Drink with Lime and Sweetener
My husband has been good enough to drink store bought 2 liter sodas instead of the more popular brand names. I have finally done him one better. I have been making my "soft" drink with a lime squeeze and adding the 'healthiest' artificial sweetener to water.
Substitute Ham for Canadian Bacon
Instead of using sliced Canadian bacon in recipes, especially pizza, use lean, thinly sliced ham instead. It is much cheaper and you are more likely to have it on hand!
Tax Forms No Longer Being Mailed
If you're like me and wait for IRS forms and instructions to arrive via US Postal mail to fill out and send in, here's a heads up! Don't wait and expect them to arrive in your snail mail box from now on, because it's not going to happen.
Make Stickers Out of Free Address Labels
It's getting to be that time of year again, when you get loads of those free address labels from charities, etc. Make them work double duty for you by cutting the cute little graphic off and using those "stickers" as envelope seals, or give to your kids for chores well done!
Link: Glam Up Your Shoes:
Instead of spending more money on a perfect pair of dressy shoes, use a leafing pen to cover basic black heels in a shimmering layer of paint.
Make Pillows from Old Quilts
You can make lovely vintage pillows from an old quilt from a family member. You can also find some beautiful quilts at the Goodwill or thrift stores. The quilts may have tears or spots on them, but just work around them.
Product Review: Top Job Cleaner
I use Top Job cleaner in my steam cleaner to clean my carpets. It is the best that I have used. It smells fresh and is such a great cleaner for all my floors. Thank you so much.
Denture Tablets for Toilet Cleaning
To clean stains from the toilet bowl, drop 1 or 2 denture cleaners in and allow to sit overnight.
Paint Colors for Bathroom with Harvest Gold Fixtures
I have a bathroom that has a harvest gold sink, toilet, and half wall with the same color tile. I want to paint. What would go with it? It is a very small bathroom.
My Frugal Life: Ways To Reuse Recyclables
I buy a box of any kind of plastic Ziploc, store brand, or zipper bags from the dollar store and use the bags for snacks for school for my daughter for school or freezing my meats.
Trouble Potty Training a 4 Year Old
Ever since my daughter was 3 she used the potty with little effort. She did use a diaper at night. She always waited to poop until I put the diaper on her.
Scenery: Waterfall In Different Seasons
We like to hike to this waterfall at different times of the year and have lunch. You never know what you are in for until you get there. but we are never disappointed and this scenery makes our hike so much better.
Love Note from the Loaf
I've always loved bread, and now I guess it's safe to say that bread loves me right back!
Scenery: Sunset (PA)
Last night I watched the most beautiful sunset from my little home in the woods. The sky was just amazing and lit up with so many beautiful colors. I just stand in awe at God's amazing handiwork!
Crocheted Teddy Bib and Headband
With some thread and ribbon, some roses and a bit of time, you can deck out your baby with this adorable fancy bib and headband.
Sophia is 10 years young. She is a Peek-A-Poo. We adopted her from the Streets. She likes to chase kitties, but would never hurt them, just for fun! She has many tricks such as when you say "Bang" she lays down and plays dead.
Toki (Black Labrador/Pitbull Mix)
Toki is a 10 week old Black Labrador mixed with Pitbull. We adopted her about a month ago so she wouldn't have to go to the shelter. She loves to chase the neighborhood children and chew on her rope toy.
Tori is a 4 year old Calico. When Tori was a tiny kitten, she was brought into the animal hospital I was working at. Her owners at the time kept her in their garage and she had a been playing with a fishing pole.
Adelae and Madelyn (Dogs)
These are our girls, Adelae (Addie) and Madelyn (Maddie). Adelae was bought from a breeder as a pup, but Madelyn was given to us by a couple that rescued her from a orchard. Addie is the bossy one and Maddie is the loving/playful one.
Homemade Elevated Dog Feeder
I have always had large dogs, Great Danes, St. Bernards, Great Pyrenees, etc. Many years ago, my husband made each pet a table that was best suited to the height of the animal.
Dyeing a Nylon Bodysuit
How would I go about dyeing a nude nylon bodysuit navy blue or a deep royal blue?
Recapper for 2-Liter Plastic Bottles
Anyone know where I can find the recapper? It's a 2 liter soda bottle flip top lid you put on cut bottles to turn them into usable storage containers.
Keeping Wildlife Out of the Attic
What natural or homemade product can I use to keep the raccoons and possums out of my attic? I'm disabled and live in a townhouse community, where 8 units are attached.
Cleaning Lovebugs Off a Car and Windshield
What is the best way to clean off the "lovebugs" splatter off a car windshield? Please help, mine is covered and gross!
Scratch and Dent Appliance Stores
I am looking for scratch and dent appliances in my area. Any suggestions?
Removing Set In Stains From Clothing
How can I remove set in stains from clothing?
Hearing Aid Recommendations
What are the best brands for hearing aids users have found?
Bathroom Smells Moldy
I had a leak in my roof and a lot of rain came through the ceiling around the fan vent in my bathroom. The roof is now patched, but the insulation in the attic must be moldy because the room smells strongly of mildew. How can I get rid of the moldy smell?
Advantages of Homemade Dishwashing Liquid
Why should we choose homemade dish washing liquid?
Making Cupcakes With a Graham Cracker Crust
I baked cupcakes with a graham cracker base. It stuck to the wrapper and got very hard? Why?
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