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Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler In a greased 9x13 inch baking dish, combine the pie filling, raisins, cinnamon. Separate cinnamon roll dough and space evenly on top of fruit.
Easy Kids' QuicheCheap and easy to prepare. Cook tater tots according to package directions. Place tater tots in 9 x 12 inch baking pan. Whisk evaporated milk with eggs and add remaining ingredients.
Banana Nut Bread Baked in a JarGreat for gifts!
Cream of Artichoke SoupSlice artichoke hearts crosswise; mix all ingredients. Heat just to boil. Remove bay leaves in cheese cloth just before serving.
BiscuitsPreheat oven to 450 degrees F. Mix Bisquick, water, and cheese. Drop by large spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. After baking, while hot, brush on melted butter or margarine mixed with garlic powder, parsley flakes and Italian seasoning.
Oven Baked Tuna CasseroleThis is an easy, Weight Watchers 8 Points Plus recipe. Prepare mac and cheese as directed on box. Stir in soup, milk, tuna, peppers, and onions.
Tomato, Mozzarella, and Crouton SaladA delicious and nutritious salad to make for lunch or dinner.
Chocolate Chip Coconut CookiesCream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add flavorings and spices. Add flour and oats. Add remaining ingredients. Drop small mounds onto greased pan.
Scenery: Snow (New Hampshire)Would you believe it is still snowing in New Hampshire? This is a photograph from the back porch of the house. Every year, we cut down one of these trees to use as our Christmas tree.
Wild life photo:Garden: Bee On Lemon BlossomLooks like we will have plenty of fresh lemons this year. The bees are very busy in our backyard!
Christmas Club Account for TaxesIt looks like December is so full of extra payments and of course those dreaded taxes we have to pay. Don't stress over them. Go open a Christmas Club now, to pay your taxes when they come due in December. It is well worth the effort.
Bailey (Whippet)Bailey is our 3 year old Whippet. She was a rescue from Heber Springs, AR 1 1/2 years ago. She likes to be looked at, get treats, nap, and run for no good reason. Bailey chases anything that is fuzzy and moves.
Growing Sweet Potatoes in a BarrelYou can grow sweet potatoes in a wooden barrel. Cut off your sprouts, leaving a medium amount of potato on the sprout. Get your wooden barrel and place some small size rocks in the bottom of your barrel.
Use A Pizza Cutter To Cut FoodMy husband had a stroke. It was hard for him to cut up his food, so I started using a pizza cutter to cut his food into easy to handle small pieces. I also use it for my young grandchildren that are not sure how to use a fork yet.
Scenery: Stream in WinterThis is our beautiful stream that runs through our property. I take a picture every day I cross it and no two pictures are alike.
Toby (Dachshund)Toby is my 10 year old Dachshund. I purchased Toby as a 3 month old puppy from a local pet store. He likes to stand on his head and scratch his nose. He loves walks, begging for food from my dinner plate, and sleeping on my lap.
Store Cords in Toilet Paper RollsAnother use for a paper towel cardboard holder is to put your appliance cords in them. Even if the cord doesn't disconnect from the appliance, it will protect the cord and keep it from getting tangled in the drawer.
Reuse Birthday CandlesBirthday cake candles don't usually burn long enough to melt the candle, especially kids cakes. I reused them by cutting the black part of the wick off, cleaning the cake off the candle, storing them, and there you go!
Collect Samples For Frugal GiftsA drug store near my house gives out lots of samples: lotions, moisturizers, shampoo and conditioners, foundations, even perfumes. I save these items and use them as package ties or greeting card inserts.
Attach Plastic Bag To Vacuum For TrashWhen you are vacuuming, tie a plastic grocery bag to the handle of your vacuum cleaner. That way, you can pick up any large items that your cleaner won't, then make only one trip to the trash can to throw it out.
Homemade Recycled Easter BasketFor a quick, easy, and cheap Easter basket, rinse and clean an empty liter soda bottle, cut a 1 inch "ring" at the top of the body of the bottle (after the spout), and cut in half. Trim the rest of the body of the bottle to the height of the "basket" you'd like.
Cleaning a Shower HeadTo clear a clogged shower head, boil it about 15 minutes in a mixture of 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 quart water.
Keep Your Keys By Your Cell PhoneThose who know me, know that I am NOT one of the most organized people in the world. I finally figured out how to not leave my cell phone behind when I leave the house!
My Frugal Life: Coupon DivaI have considered myself a thrifty or frugal person my whole life. As a child, I would collect cans for extra money and visit neighborhood garage sales for toys I wanted.
Boots from Old Sandals and a SweaterI love to upcycle! I made these knit boots by taking an old pair of sandals my fiance was not very fond of and covered them with the sleeves of an old sweater that had good stretch in the arms, but not so much in the body.
Pedestal DishThis pedestal dish can be used to hold cupcakes, cookies, cakes or candles, jewelry, whatever! Make it with dishes from family or you can get old ones at the Goodwill or thrift shop. Make for yourself or give as a gift.
Wildlife: WoodpeckerMy hubby made this swing birdfeeder that we hung up that morning. A short while later we saw this woodpecker eating my homemade suet cupcake that I had put in the feeder.
Use Oil To Protect Paws from SnowHere in the Black Hills of South Dakota we have lots of snow. To keep our dog Link's paws from being too raw, I take olive oil and rub into his paws weekly. It creates a barrier to keep his feet from cracking and hurting.
Add Compost In the FallLet Mother Nature help you with your spring planting! If you add compost to your garden beds every year like I do, you may (or may not) know that usually the bags recommend that you let the compost "mellow" before you plant into it.
Removing Sticky Residue From ClothingFor gum or tar on clothing, spray WD40 on and wash. To remove oil or grease from clothing, cover with baby powder or cornstarch, then spray with stain remover. Wash as usual.
Cornbread for BirdsOne of the winter favorites for birds (which include chickadees, blue jays, juncos, starlings, cardinals and sparrows, as well as others) is corn bread.
Scenery: Steaming Coffee Pot CloudsI was walking around the yard doing some black and white photography when I decided to sit this old pot on the mailbox post. My husband said the clouds were in the perfect spot to make it look like it was a steaming pot of coffee.
Monitor Portion SizesThe portions we eat are too big most of the time, and our children's are also. We serve most things cut small, and say to come back for more, if you eat all the food from the first serving.
Scenery: Berkeley Springs State Park (WV)This is a picture taken at Berkeley Springs State Park, while on a vacation with several ladies in my family. We have been on two ladies-only vacations. Berkeley Springs was a nice place for us to go.
Reviving Your Limp CeleryIf you have left over celery, it loses it crispness. Place it in a pan of water, with a sliced raw potato. Leave soaking for three hours. When you remove the celery, it will be crisp and fresh tasting.
Shop at Beauty Supply StoresI no longer color my hair, which saves us some money. But, when I did color my hair, I would buy my supplies at a beauty supply store. Much cheaper than the drug store brands.
Homemade Rust RemoverI haven't tried this tip, but I read about it in the local paper. If you have rust on a bumper, just wad up some aluminum foil and pour some cola on the bumper. Rub with the foil, it should remove it.
Aspirin Paste for Antiperspirant StainsA paste of aspirin will work to get rid of yellow antiperspirant stains (and other protein-based stains). This is in addition to the age-old white vinegar/meat tenderizer remedies.
Garden: Bridal Wreath And Lilac (West Virginia) I just love it when this bush blooms. It gets tiny white flowers all over it. It is so pretty and it is one of the first to bloom. I just love spring and all its pretty flowers. I was told it is called Bridal Wreath.
Lucky (Jack Russell/Terrier)Lucky Lou Trotter is about 10 years old. He is a Jack Russell and terrier mix. My son and his then wife adopted him from the shelter. When his wife left, they decided that Lucky should stay with Rick. Then I moved in, and Lucky adopted me as his human pet!
Centerpieces for a Post-Prom Party?I'm making centerpieces for my son's post prom party. I want to use the theme "it's not the destination, it's the journey" and use maps. I can't figure out how to incorporate the map. Thank you.
Freezing Lamb Liver?Can pre-frozen lamb's liver be re-frozen after cooking?
Refurbishing the Outside of a Metal Bread Box?I recently bought a metal bread box at a yard sale and would like to utilize it, but it needs some painting or something on the outside as it is just plain silver metal. Any suggestions or ideas of how I could spruce it up would be wonderful.
Liver Pate'?Mix together with hand mixer or blender. Let stand in refrigerator for at least 24 hours. Leftovers can be frozen.
Menu Ideas for a Masquerade Party?What kind of food is served at a masquerade party or ball?
What Breed is My Dog?Is my puppy a pure Pit Bull or mix? It's the one with the white speck on its nose.
Freezing Milk?Since 2% milk can be frozen; can it be frozen in a plastic container and for how long? Thank you.
Gluing Glass to Metal?I have little 1 inch glass mirror rounds and need to know what kind of glue to use to bond them to metal and also to themselves for a hanging mobile. Crafting is new territory for me.
Kitchen Wall and Cabinet Paint Color Advice?I want red dishes and decor for my kitchen, but I'm unsure of what color to paint the cabinets and walls. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
More Recipes for the Ninja Kitchen Prep?I bought a Ninja yesterday. There are very few recipes with it. I wanted to use it for cooking dinners. Where can I get some good chicken and hamburger recipes for this machine?
Removing Oil Stains from Concrete?How can I remove a bad oil stain from my concrete patio floor?
Centerpiece Ideas for a Masquerade Party?I would like some ideas for centerpieces for a masquerade party or ball.
Crocheting Small Puffy Scrubbers?I already know how to crochet scrubbers out of the netting. My question is, does anyone have the pattern for the small, puffy ones? Mine are made by crocheting 2 round ones and slip stitching them together. They are flat.
Flowering Shrubs for Partial Sun?What kind of a small flowering bush can I plant in a garden that faces east and gets direct sun from 8:00-12:00? The rest of the day is shady.