November 17, 2010

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Recipes

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Pumpkin Bars and Cream Cheese FrostingIt's a crowd pleaser. It's and delicious so easy to prepare.

 

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Vegetable Jello SaladCombine gelatin and hot water. Set aside to cool and partially set. Then stir in the other ingredients and let set. Doubled recipe fills 9x13 inch pan.

 

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Jumble's CookiesIn bowl, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy; add egg. Combine flour and baking soda and blend into creamed mixture. Stir in M and M's, raisins, and nuts.

 

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1970s Weight Watcher's CheesecakeI think I was able to replicate the 70's Weight Watcher's recipe for their sugar-free cheesecake that people seem to be unsuccessfully looking for.

 

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Slow Cooker Swiss SteakEasy Peazy! I like it served over a bed of egg noodles. Place meat in slow cooker, toss with steak sauce, top with onions, celery, bell pepper, and tomatoes, cover with lid and cook on low for 9 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.

 

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Chicken Minestrone TortelliniA hearty soup to usher in the cooler days. A definite tummy warmer, and pretty healthy, too!

 

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Broccoli And Rice CasseroleCook broccoli as directed on package. Drain well. Brown celery and onion in butter. Add the soups and cheese and stir well. Place rice in bottom of casserole and stir in soup mixture.

 

Articles

Check Fast Food Receipts for Survey

Check Fast Food Receipts for SurveyEverybody loves to get FREE food, but how many people use their receipts from fast food places to get free food? And how many just throw those receipts away without even looking at them?

 

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Make Tool Holster from Old Work GloveIf you'll cut the worn fingers off an old work glove and then add two slots to the back of what's left, you'll have a quick, recycled tool holster that you can slip right onto your belt and put into immediate use.

 

Chico (Jack Russel - Terrier Mix)

Chico (Jack Russell - Terrier Mix)Chico is a 3 year old Jack Russell Terrier mix. We got him in September of this year from a local pet rescue. He likes to sniff out and kill critters. He just got a mole in our garage last week. He also likes to run.

 

Close-up of Poole the Cat

Poole (Shorthair Cat)Poole is a 5 1/2 year old Domestic or American Shorthair. He followed me home and wouldn't leave! He loves sushi, and likes to drag one of his ropes around the house. He also likes to be involved whenever my husband and I are working on something.

 

My Frugal Life: Economics of MenopauseWhat do menopause, singleness and caffeine have in common? You guessed it lower heating bills.

 

Garden: LemonsHere is just one of many buckets and buckets and buckets of beautiful and delicious lemons from my trees. I juice them and freeze them in ice trays then transfer the cubes to Ziploc bags.

 

Building a scarecrow.

How to Build A Scarecrow for Your...Some gardeners would argue that today's high-tech bird-scaring devices offer little advantage over the traditional scarecrow. After all, scarecrows have been watching over crops for more than two-thousand years.

 

Harley (Cattle Dog)

Harley (Cattle Dog)Harley is a 3 year old Cattle dog. We looked and looked for a Cattle dog after our Patches passed away. We traveled across the state to get our Harley. It took us all day to be able to finally bring her home to join our family. She loves her toys and playing fetch.

 

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Join Book and DVD ExchangesDo you have stacks of DVDs lying around that you no longer watch? Are they on the bookshelves with the rows of books you've already read but don't want to just throw away?

 

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Use Old Socks as Cleaning RagsInstead of throwing away old worn socks, I keep them to use for really "nasty cleaning". Just put them on your hand, clean your spot, then turn them back wrong side out over your hand and dispose of them at that time.

 

My Frugal Life: Embracing BlindOn the weekend of the November 5-7, 2010, I was invited to my first National Federation of the Blind of Ohio convention. While there, I learned that there is so much that people who are blind can do and not to underestimate them.

 

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Make Trifle From Stale CakeStale cake makes great trifle. Just slice up your cake, pile on a dish, and leave it to soak for a couple of hours in either some kind of sweet alcohol like cointreau, sweet sherry, or port OR fruit juice OR strong coffee with sugar.

 

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Removing Cat Urine From Oriental RugA while back I tried to adopt a male Siamese cat. He was a very friendly cat, but ended up with a nasty habit. He would not potty in the litter box. I caught him urinating all over the house.

 

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Display Photos Under GlassHave a coffee table or end table? Sure we all do. This holiday season, have a piece of safety glass cut to fit the top and slide pictures of past holidays under the glass. A great way to bring back some of those fun memories.

 

Simba (Tabby Mix)Simba is a 6 month old Brown and White Tabby Mix that I got a few weeks ago at Humane Society. He loves to play, jump, and run with anyone or anything! He's hilarious. When he does lay down to rest, he's a snuggler and very loving.

 

Closeup of Zoey with tongue out.

Zoey (Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix)Zoey is a 6 year old Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix that I got from the humane society, five years ago. She likes to play with her "brother". She loves to go for walks, ride in in the car and lick. She has a tongue that doesn't quit.

 

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"Green Eggs and Ham" BreakfastI was learning how to read at the time Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" book was first published and thought, for nostalgia sake, this would be fun to share for the 50th year anniversary of "I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like them, Sam I am."

 

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Uses for Leftover CandyCut up small leftover candy bars and mix into cookie dough or cake batter. Melt hard candies into lollipops. Turn mini candy bars into hot chocolate. Just add milk and heat in a saucepan and stir. Make s'mores.

 

Garden: Lisianthus

Garden: LisianthusDon't remember what the name of the flower is, I just thought it was very pretty.

 

Buddy (Miniature American Eskimo)Buddy is a 2 year old Miniature American Eskimo. He's very full of energy. He gets very excited when we come home and he sleeps in our bed at night.

 

Wildlife: Squash Bug I was getting ready to move one of our outdoor chairs and spotted this fellow. It is a Full Armored Squash Bug.

 

variety of dry beans

Dry Beans, Beans, Beans!Beans are a great way to stretch your food budget and can feed a crowd. Most people love a great chili or baked beans, but most people don't know how to identify the beans in every dish.

 

Scenery: Old Fashioned StreetlightThis light at an area strip mall reminded me of the old days. Bringing back memories.

 

Photo of an angel craft made form used dryer sheets.

Craft Project: Dryer Sheet AngelsUsed dryer sheets are made into window angels. Gather used dryer sheets. Iron the dryer sheet between 2 pieces of paper so as not to melt the mesh on the dryer sheet.

Laminate the dryer sheets.

 

Questions

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Shopping for a Three Piece Pom Pom MakerI would like to know were I can get the long plastic pom pom maker? One was white, one was red, and the other was blue. I think it was made by Boye, but I am not sure. Thank you.

 

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Dog Has a Lump on Its Neck After Parvo VaccinationIs it normal that after my dog got his parvo shot that he has a lump the size of a golf ball on the side of his neck two weeks later?

 

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Can Campho-Phenique Be Used Vaginally?Is Campho-Phenique safe to use as a vaginal healing product for irritations and raw spots?

 

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Homemade Polymer ClayHow do you make polymer clay?

 

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Making PVC Pipe Lamp PostI am looking for a pattern to make a lamp post out of PVC pipe for a Christmas light.

 

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Dry Cleaning Clothes at HomeHow can I dry clean my clothes myself?

 

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Name Ideas for a Homemade Food BusinessI am starting a home business and looking for ideas on what to call it. I will be making meat and chicken pot pies, homemade beans, dessert, and stew. I would like to deliver to homes. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

 

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Spot Cleaning a Velvet CouchPlease help. A new velvet couch + a 3 year old son = bad idea. I just tried to wipe off finger marks from sticky fingers with a damp micro fibre cloth, and it's ruined the velvet.

 

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Barbecuing a Whole TurkeyHas anyone barbecued a whole Turkey? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Why Would the Yolk of a Freshly Laid Egg Taste Bad?Why would a freshly laid chicken egg taste so nasty? The white part was fine, but the yoke was absolutely disgusting. It was like nothing I've ever tasted. They are free range chickens. I also feed them scratch grains mixed with chicken feed.

 

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Making a Policeman from Clay Flower PotsDoes anyone have directions for making a police officer from clay/terra cotta pots? I've seen directions for many animals and garden people, but not law enforcement. Thanx.

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper: York Wallcoverings, HF8767 Golden Vine/BerriesI am looking for a discontinued wallpaper. It is from the York Wallcoverings country books, HF8767 vines/berries golden color.

 

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Cleaning an Electric Coffee PotHow do you clean an electric coffee pot?

 

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Shelf Life of Dehydrated FoodI am thinking about buying a food dehydrator. How long can you store food that has been dehydrated before it goes bad?

 

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Hunting the Renowned Midwestern Stromboli Sub SandwichI am about to make a trip from Tennessee to Lexington KY, over to Louisville, up to Indianapolis, IN, across to Peoria and ending in Galesburg. Is anyone familiar with restaurants along the way that sell the Stromboli sub?

 

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How Can I Reattach the Headliner in My Car?I have a 1995 Volvo 850 wagon. The headliner is coming down. I have an estimate for $400. for repair. I can't afford that. Any ideas on how I get it to stay up?

 

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Ink Stains on ClothingI got a ballpoint pen ink stain on my black cotton/spandex pants. How do I remove the stain from the pants? The stain on the pants has turned a brown colour?

 

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Kenmore Washer LawsuitI have an HE 4t Kenmore washer. I've replaced the board two times in 5 years. Can anyone help me by giving me info on the law suit that's going on. Thanks.

 

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Ideas for Paint Colors and Furnishings for a School Room ProjectI am designing a school room for an orphan project. We are building a Support Centre. My questions are:

 

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K Cup Holder IdeasI put the Keurig K cups into a large bowl, but it looked messy. There are lovely holders for purchase in stores (and some custom made ones on eBay that are quite tempting), but I was wondering if anyone had an alternative idea.

 

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Decoration Ideas for a High School Dance I need some ideas for table decorations, the theme is Midnight in the Garden. They are for a high school formal and no candles can be used.

 

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Pine Cones with Colors When BurnedDoes anyone have the mixture you use on pine cones that makes colors when they are burned in the fireplace?

 

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How to Remove Adhesive from ClothesHow can I remove the glue from a "My Name Is" sticker on a polyester shirt?

 

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Birthday Gift Ideas for HusbandMy husband of 3 yrs is turning 27. What should I get him? He already has a nice watch, an ipod, a PS3 and a Wii. I want to get him something really nice. I have a $500.00 budget.

 

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