March 17, 2011

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Designated DriverMix in a blender until smooth. Serve in a hurricane glass with an orange slice and a strawberry.


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Ham Roll Up AppetizerEat as a whole roll or cut into bite size pieces as appetizers for snacking :-)


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Swiss SteakThis is how my mother, Vicy, made Swiss Steak. It is simple and delicious. Her technique for tenderizing the meat works like a charm, and lets you use the thriftiest cuts of meat.


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Muffin Glory CakeHeat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease bottom only of 8 inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir together muffin mix, apple, carrot, walnuts, and coconut.



dog looking through fence

Copper (Bloodhound)Copper is a 3 year old Bloodhound. He was given to us by our Home Depot delivery guy, when we were building our house, Copper had outgrown their home! He loves to play fetch! He hangs out on the fence whenever we are outside. He can't stand to miss anything!


Bella (Lab Mix)Bella is a 7 year old lab mix. We got her through a lab rescue 6 years ago. She likes to go for walks, play with our other dogs, and sleep in the sun.



Weathervanes For The GardenSince ancient times, weathervanes have been used to help understand and forecast the weather. Today, they are a fun and functional way to bring a personal touch to your home and garden. A weathervane is a great way to make an eye-catching statement.


A four leaf clover that was just picked.

Four Leaf Clover (Hillsboro, OR)My son seems to find four leaf clovers in our front yard every single year. Since today is St. Patrick's Day, I sent him out to find me one to share with all of you. It took him maybe 5 minutes, he is a lucky guy.


Dixie (Basset Hound/Terrier)

Dixie (Basset Hound/Terrier)Dixie is a 2 1/2 year old basset hound-terrier mix. She was a rescue from our local animal shelter. She likes to dig holes in the yard. She enjoys the outdoors and went camping with us last spring. She is the best pet ever; so faithful and loving.


My Frugal Life: Life After DivorceHaving gone through a destructive divorce 6 years ago, I have learned to economize my life. I was left with 2 teens who needed to maintain a "normal" lifestyle, which left me to become extremely creative in our living.


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Keep Oil from SpatteringTo prevent grease from spattering all over when you deep fry, drop several white-potato slices or cubes into the grease while you fry.


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Even Cake SlicesIf you are slicing cakes for sale and want to have even squares, logs, halves, etc., place a cake cooling rack over the top of your cake pan, before you turn cakes out.


Dogs lying on floor.

Choco (Maltese/Chihuahua)...Choco is 2 years old. She is a Maltese and Chihuahua mix. My friend was telling me that her neighbor had to return to Thailand, and needed to find a home for his small dog.


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Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for DogsIf you are like me, you want the best for your pets. I have 2 dogs and have tried to get good oils into their diet. It is almost impossible for me to get mine to take omega 3 supplements.



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How Do I Budget For a Used Car on a Low Income?How do I budget for a used car? I am on a SSD from Social Security and my monthly income is under $900 a month. Any tips? My rent is $220 a month.


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Suggestions for a Light SleeperWhy am I such a light sleeper? How can I sleep better?


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Repairing Torn Suede BootI caught my suede/fleece boots on a nail and ripped a hole in the top part of it. It's a 90 degree rip. Any ideas how to fix this? I haven't had them very long.


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Using Acupressure for Your FeetDoes acupressure for the pressure points in your feet work? How do you massage them to make it work?


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