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Fettuccine AlfredoOne of my most favorite pasta dishes! Be sure to serve with crusty bread smothered with unsalted butter and a vinaigrette dressed salad!
Creamy Pink SaladMix together and refrigerate. Could also be frozen and served with graham cracker crust.
My Winter Chicken SoupThis soup is made as a large batch, then frozen in individual containers. I love it because it's so versatile and can be served in a wide variety of ways.
Choco LanternsCute to eat and decorate your Halloween table with! Cut the tops off the pumpkins and remove most of the interior with a sharp knife. Then scoop to even out the inside. In a bowl, mix together the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt.
French Onion SoupSeparate onion rings. Place in crock pot. Add bouillon cubes and water. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or until onions are tender. May simmer on low all day.
Goblin's BrewThis is really a great punch! In large saucepan combine water, sugars, cinnamon sticks, and cloves. Bring to a boil stirring to dissolve sugars.
Witches BroomsThese sweet-salty bewitchin' cookies are easy to make and fun to eat! They will even work for an adult Halloween Party. Your guests will love these tasty snacks.
Pumpkin CupcakesThis is another family favorite. Two of my children have November birthdays, and one of them usually requests Pumpkin Cupcakes as their special treat. Easy and VERY good!
Spinach, Onion, and Pepper Jack Au Gratin PotatoesMelt butter in a saucepan over medium low heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until dark brown, about 15 minutes. Stir in the garlic and flour and cook 1 minute more.
Sweet And Sour MustardCombine mustard and vinegar in pan, preferably glass or enamelware. Stir, cover and leave overnight. The next day add sugar, egg and salt. Stir and cook, boiling briefly until the mixture thickens slightly.
No Bones About ItGreat way to start the day of Halloween! Fry two pieces of bacon in a skillet. Drain on paper towels. Cut each bacon slice in half; arrange the four pieces in an "X" shape on a small plate.
Cut Triangle in Foil Seal on Coffee CansI have found that coffee cans now have a foil seal under the lid. If you cut a triangle in the foil from the middle to the outside, the coffee grounds don't spill all over when you pour them. Don't cut the triangle too wide.
Use a Ballpoint Pen as Dog MarkerI have found that the clickers that most people use are too loud. I like the soft sound of a ball point pen retracting instead.
Coffee Grounds to Deodorize RefrigeratorOdors in the fridge or freezer will be gone overnight if you place a dish of used coffee grounds in a bowl and place it in the center of the refrigerator/freezer. It works better then baking soda!
Cemetery (Cleveland, OH)We turned a corner in an old Cleveland cemetery only to be confronted with this incredible image. Our imagination goes into overdrive as we attempt to process this shocking monument with such a powerful presence.
Iodine to Prevent Breast CancerTaking iodine supplement (Iodoral) is excellent for preventing breast cancer.
Mask Holes When PaintingAfter removing hardware from an area to be painted insert pipe cleaners in the screw holes to keep from filling them with paint.
Molly (Rat Terrier/Chihuahua)Molly is 1 year and 6 months old, born April 4, 09. She is a Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix. I got her from a friend in May 2009.
Garden: Unusual CarrotsGuess what I pulled out of my garden bed tonight.
Gargamel (Basset Hound)This is Gargamel. He is a young rambunctious basset hound boy who's curiosity keeps
Using Jack O'Lanterns After HalloweenOne way we save at Halloween is simple. We either wait until the day of to carve our pumpkins OR, we paint on the face with non toxic paint. Then the day after, we cut up the pumpkin, boil in salt water, then peel and mash when cool.
Add Sawdust Before Charcoal GrillingSave that sawdust "manufactured" in your home workshop, soak a handful in water and spread it across the charcoal in your outdoor grill just before you throw on those slices of steak.
Petey-Pie (American Eskimo)Petey-Pie is 6 years old and an American Eskimo. I own mama and papa. Petey-Pie was from a litter of 9.
Improving The Flavor Of Tuna CasseroleHas anyone every tried putting 4 to 8 ounces of cream cheese, evaporated milk, and a small can of sliced mushrooms in their tuna casserole recipe? I did along with the normal ingredients of cream of mushroom soup and diced onions stirred into elbow macaroni.
Fall Gardening TipsIt's fall - time to clean up the vegetable garden and perennial flowerbeds, give the lawn some extra TLC, and cover up bare soil. It's also time to set up winter homes for beneficial insects and wildlife.
Colander to Remove Excess Salt from NutsWe love pistachios, but many times they have a lot of salt on them. I discovered that by shaking them in a mesh colander, I was able to removed a large quantity of the salt. I also shake pumpkin seeds.
Spooky Sparkle GlasswarePut a bit of sparkle into your home this Halloween by transforming plain glassware into a stunning centrepiece or candle holder. All you need are some old tumblers, cocktail glasses or any other suitable glasses you have to hand, some glitter and lots of imagination.
Halloween Costume: Headless HorsemanThis costume has always won first place any time I have used it. We usually have someone lead the child around for safety.
Preventing Holiday SnackingWhen going to a party or get together, take a small toothbrush and a minty flavored toothpaste. Brushing your teeth acts as a natural appetite suppressant, and anti-snacking strategy because of the mint in the toothpaste.
Halloween Costume: Little Lady BugFirst, cut parallel to the 8.5 inch side of the black adhesive-backed felt in 4 or more strips. Then, horizontally stick the black felt strips to the front of the red leotard.
Ebony (Cat)I went to Pet Finder and searched for a kitten close to me. I found her, she was being fostered by this beautiful lady along with several other cats. When I held her I knew she was my forever pet.
Salt and Turpentine to Brighten PorcelainTo brighten old porcelain, try rubbing with a solution of salt and turpentine.
Fractanation Vs Distillation?What is the difference between fractanation and distillation?
Dampness and Mildew in a Closet?How do I get rid of mildew in closets?
Shag Carpet Still Damp and Smells of Mildew After Professional Cleaning?I had my shag carpet "professionally" cleaned 3 days ago. Some areas are still damp and now have a mildew smell. The "technician" hasn't returned my calls. What can/should I do?
Homemade Cat Food Recipes?I want to make some food for my cat, any suggestions?
Removing Candle Wax From Clothing?Hot wax spilled on my favorite black shirt. How do I get it out?
Crocheted Casserole Carrier Pattern?I need a pattern for a crocheted casserole carrier.
Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets?I want to re-finish my oak kitchen cabinets which are in good shape. From what I've read here the liquid sandpaper works best for painting over varnish.
Reusing Compost Affected by Tomato Blight to Grow Potatoes?Can I reuse compost that has had tomatoes which were affected by blight? I usually reuse the compost from the greenhouse to grow the following year's new potatoes in bags.
Roasting Pumpkin Seeds?What's a good recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds?
Removing Permanent Marker from a CD?How do I remove Sharpie permanent marker off of a CD?
Graphic Design Business Name Ideas?Please help me with suggestions for a name for a graphic design business.
Burn Mark on a Corian Counter?I scorched my Corian tabletop. Is there a way to repair it?
Ideas for an Abby Cadabby Themed First Birthday?I need ideas for my daughter's 1st party, especially centerpieces. The theme is Abby Cadabby.
"A Cinderella Story" Wedding Dress?Where did Hilary Duff get her dress from a Cinderella Story?
Cupboards Smell Musty?I have recently moved into an older house. It was built in about the mid 1950s. The bottom kitchen cabinets have a terrible odor inside. The top cabinets are fine. The odor is a musty, old smell. My plastic ware has already taken on this smell.
Discontinued Ramco Bottle Green Kitchen Tiles?Does anyone have some Ramco, bottle green kitchen tiles or know where I can find them? They are 4x4 and Spanish made. They were discontinued a few years ago. Thanks.
Buying Mineral Makeup?I just placed an order for skin preparation and make up from Bare Escentuals. It is so expensive. Are there any other companies on line that are safe, have equal quality, and are less expensive?
Locating Christmas Activities for Assisted Living Residents?I am an administrator for a company called Flourish Homes; we support the disabled and elderly within our sheltered housing schemes. I have been given the task to find local activities or entertainment for them.
Garage Sale Humor?Once I was online and discovered some funny amusing stories that actually occurred at garage sales. Is there anyway we can make a spot here on Thriftyfun for each member to post their funny stories. I would really enjoy reading these and perhaps posting some. Thanks.
Creative Anniversary Gift for Boyfriend?I want to plan a special day/night for my boyfriend of a year. Our anniversary is coming up on the 12 November. I don't know what to get him as a gift or how to plan the day out. Any ideas?
Why Did My Dried Home Grown Onions Rot?Why did my home grown onions mostly all start to rot from the top? They were well dried.
Shih Tzu Breathing Problems?My Shih tzu is about 11 years old and for the past year and a half she has been having these little breathing attacks that scare me it is like she can't get enough air! Does anyone know what this could be?
Getting Rid Of Tiny Black Bugs?I am having trouble with bugs. We have extremely tiny black bugs, compared to coffee grounds and black pepper. Our dog had fleas in the summer, but I think we took care of the problem.
Getting Rid of Blow Flies?I have a bit of a problem with blowflies. I have three indoor cats. The trouble is disposal of the waste. It is heating up around here and we seem to have an abundance of blowflies.
Earache Pain Relief?I have a really bad ear ache. It is so bad, my teeth feel like its aching too. What do I do?