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October 20, 2011
Cooking with Frozen Tomatoes
I use my frozen tomatoes in soups and stews. But the big thing I do is save them until I have enough to can them and I make my own spaghetti sauce. I thaw them and make my sauce and then I have lots on hand.
Sweet Potato Pudding
This is a good and easy recipe for sweet potatoes. This time of year they are plentiful and cheap. I add some different spices at times to change the flavor a little.
Indian Naan Bread
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes, until frothy. Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough.
Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipes
This page contains cream of mushroom soup recipes. Cream of mushroom soup is delicious on its own or as the base of a casserole. You can make your own instead of buying those little cans of condensed soup.
Best Cell Phone with No Contract
Please, I need help from people who have personal experience concerning the best cell phone available without a contract and also maybe some suggestions on how to buy a good used phone.
I live on less than $800 a month. Can anyone help me with some very cheap recipes?
Drying Green Onions
This is a guide about drying green onions. Whether you grew your own bumper crop or found a great deal at the super market, you now have an abundance of green onions. One good method of storing them is by drying. Dried onions can be stored in a small space and used as needed.
Removing Rust from a Bike
This is a guide about removing rust from a bike. Time and the elements can take their toll on the steel frame and wheels of your bike. Not only does the rust mar the appearance of your bicycle but it can also impair its performance.
Cleaning Artist Brushes
This is a guide about cleaning artist brushes. Good art brushes can be quite expensive to buy. By properly cleaning them after each use you can extend the life of your brushes.
Growing Roses in Hot Weather
This is a guide about growing roses in hot weather. The heat of summer can take its toll on your roses. Don't be disheartened; there are steps you can take to successfully grow rose in areas with hot summers.
Growing Tomatoes in Containers
This is a guide about growing tomatoes in containers. Container gardening is a great way to grow vegetables if you have limited space. Tomatoes are a good choice for this style of gardening. There are a few easy steps you can take to have a successful gardening experience.
Moving to a Small Town
This is a guide about moving to a small town. Moving to a small town, especially if you have never lived in one before, can be a real learning experience. Make the move as smooth as possible with these tips.
Name for a Homemade Hand Sanitizing Lotion
Can you guys help me come up with a name for a product that I'm creating? It's a "hand sanitizing lotion".
Vinegar for Icy Windshield
Were do you store the vinegar? Can you keep the vinegar spray bottle in the car? Does it freeze? I park on the street and have a 1 year old, and MPLS gets very cold. I am hoping you say it doesn't freeze so I can keep it in my car! :-)
Cleaning Your Teeth With Baking Soda
This is a guide about cleaning your teeth with baking soda. Baking soda can do an amazing job at both cleaning and whitening your teeth. It is also an inexpensive alternative to more expensive teeth whitening treatments.
Making a Jewelry Christmas Tree
Years ago, my grandmother had a lot of junk jewelry around. Using a desired pattern, she painted the frames, covered them with felt, added wood to the back of the frame, drilled holes through the pattern, and added tiny Christmas lights.
Saving Money on Camping
This is a guide about saving money on camping. Camping is a fantastic family activity that can also be very frugal. However, if you don't keep an eye out for bargains, you will soon find yourself spending more than you planned.
Keeping Track of Leftovers
This is a guide about keeping track of leftovers. Whether they are from a dinner out or a homemade meal, it is important to eat or use up leftovers soon. Knowing what is waiting to be used in your refrigerator is the best way to reduce spoilage.
Organizing Goodwill Donations
This is a guide about organizing Goodwill donations. Setting items aside to donate to the Goodwill is a great way to reduce clutter in your home. Keeping your donations organized will help you know what your giving, particularly for tax eduction purposes.
My Frugal Life: Use Every Bit
Remember the satisfaction you felt at being able to extract that last bit of toothpaste or shampoo or cold cream? Remember how long it took? Each day you thought there couldn't possibly be anything left in that tube, bottle, or jar, but there always was.
Organizing Kitchen Cabinets
This is a guide about organizing kitchen cabinets. Whether your kitchen is small or large it's important to be able to work efficiently in your cooking space. Keeping your kitchen cabinets neat and tidy is a very important part of keeping your kitchen organized.
Making Soap Without Lye
This is a guide about making soap without lye. Making soap at home can be a great way to save money, however, many recipes call for using lye, which can be dangerous if not used properly. Using a pre-made soap base can be safer because the lye has already been converted.
Cutting Insoles for Shoes
This is a guide about cutting insoles for shoes. If you need extra support or are just looking for more comfort, shoe insoles can really help. Most come in generic sizes and will need to be cut down to fit your shoes size.
Cleaning With Borax
This is a guide about cleaning with borax. Borax has many uses when it comes to cleaning. Not only is it a great stain remover it also works well as a deodorizer.
ChapStick Stains on Clothing
I washed clothes and I found that I accidentally left ChapStick in a pocket. The cap came off and it got on all of the clothes. How do I get this ChapStick stain off of the clothes?
Stripping Paint Off Wood Cabinets
This is a guide about stripping paint off wood cabinets. It can be difficult to remove paint from cabinets. It is important to not damage the wood in the process.
Adding Painted Murals to Your Home's Decor
This is a guide about adding painted murals to your home's decor. If you have a large blank wall in your home, you might have a perfect place for a mural. Instead of a plain solid color, paint a mural and make the wall into art.
Saving Money on Laundry Detergent
This is a guide about saving money on laundry detergent. Laundry is a chore we all deal with on a daily basis, especially if you have children. All those loads of dirty clothes can really use up a lot of detergent, and that can get expensive.
Preparing for a Tornado
This is a guide about preparing for a tornado. If you live in an area where tornados occur you know how important it is to be prepared. However, tornados can strike just about anywhere so it's a good thing to be ready.
Replacing a Shower Head
This is a guide about replacing a shower head. Replacing a shower head is easy to do yourself. All it requires are a few simple tools.
Finding a Good Retirement Community
This is a guide about finding a good retirement community. Finding a good retirement community can require some research. If you decide to move into a retirement community, it is important that it has the amenities that you want and need.
Scenery: First Snow (Sandia Mountain, NM)
These trees so stood out against the white snow. It just took my breath away.
Halloween: Mad Hatter Costume
This Mad Hatter costume was perfect for her personality!
The lighting was perfect reflecting off the leaves in the front. I love photgraphing fences. This looks amazing with the water!
Wildlife: Sandy Swallowtail Butterfly
While visiting Laverne Park here in Coquille, Oregon with my mother and little cousin, I was amazed to see these Swallowtail butterflies fluttering around the river bed right on the sandy shoreline.
Homemade Potato Chips
I love homemade chips. What I do after I peel my potatoes is use the peeler to slice the chips. Just be careful towards the end not to slice you fingers. Then I rinse the slices until the water is clear, getting as much starch off as I can. I do drain the wet chips after rinsing on towels.
ASPCA Vaccination Van Services
Do the vans supply free vaccinations yearly, after your pet has been fixed by the van?
Baked Potato Chip Recipes
Due to health issues, I cannot eat fried foods. I would love a simple
Discontinued Wallpaper: ROMO's Lazari W192/10
I am searching for a discontinued ROMO wallpaper called Lazari in the colour Wasabi (W192/10). I don't need too much, so if anyone even has open/partial rolls or knows where I can find some, I would be thrilled. Thanks.
Cleaning a Stain on Suede Shoes
I dropped a cupcake on my suede shoe. How do I remove the stain?
Recycled Bottles As A Sharps Containers
For quite some time, I've been using old vitamin bottles, pill bottles, etc., to store the lancets, blood test strips, etc., I use to check my glucose levels, until they can be disposed of.
Cleaning Men's Suits at Home
Does anyone know of an at-home method of cleaning men's dress suits? I remember reading books that mentioned "sponging" and other ways to clean wool suits prior to dry cleaning, but I don't know the procedures with today's fabrics.
Inexpensive Birthday Gift for Boyfriend
What should I get my boyfriend for his 18th birthday?
Repairing the Chute Flap on an Ice Maker
I have a Kenmore 106.5703 side by side refrigerator (5 years old) and the ice flap on the ice chute door does not close. This allows heat to enter the chute and melt the ice. Do you know how to remove the cover plate which houses the selector buttons so I can find the broken part and repair it?
Mayonnaise on Soft Cloth For Wood Rings
If you have darker brown furniture and a white ring, a dab of mayonnaise on a soft cloth might fix it for you. Just rub it in and buff with a soft dry cloth. It may take a couple of times to get it done.
Troubleshooting a Watts Reverse Osmosis System
I just got a Watts premier RO system. It was originally installed in Feb 2011 and the water is great. At the 6 month mark (back in August 2011), I changed the 2 filters that where scheduled to be changed. As of the last couple weeks, the RO water is starting to taste like there is dirt in the water...
Combine School Birthday Parties With A Friend
A local indoor soccer center hosts parties and was reasonably priced, especially once we split the cost in half! It was a large enough space that both kids could invite as many friends as they wanted.
Dress Up Box
For kids who like to dress up you can fill up a box of dress up items from a thrift shop. Also add some accessories from the dollar store. You can also find Halloween reduced costumes in stores.
"If Nothing Else Works" Cleaning Paste
Making a paste out of whitening toothpaste and baking soda is an easy, wonderful way to tackle some of the things that were hard to clean before I started using it. I get the cheaper whitening paste (or gel).
Puppy Vaccination Schedule
How old do my Boxer puppies have to be before I give them their first vaccinations and dewormer?
Shopping for Ezy-Sauce
Can anyone tell me where you can get the bottles of Ezy sauce? None of the supermarkets in Bundaberg sell it anymore.
Have A Movie Night
You would be surprised at how many movies/DVDs are available. You can get rid of old movies you really don't want anymore, and get new ones for the cost of postage.
Starting a Dog Sitting Business
What's a good way to get a free list of veterinarians' addresses in my surrounding areas? (not just local with the phone book) I'm not paying hundreds of dollars or getting caught up in some scam when in reality, I've done half of the work myself already.
Clothes Pattern for a Cement Lawn Goose
Does anyone know where I can find the pattern for clothes for a cement goose? I have looked everywhere.
It never seems to fail that I end up having an extra guest or two (sometimes more) for Christmas dinner. This is when we open gifts also. I try to keep something on hand that I can give them as a gift without them thinking they were forgotten.
This is a guide about freezing oranges. Freezing oranges is one way to enjoy this delicious and nutritious fruit year round, not just when it is in season. You can use it to make smoothies, sorbets, and other fruity desserts and snacks.
This is a guide about canning nectarines. Canned nectarines are wonderful for year round tasty treats like pies, smoothies, or just right out of the jar. Canning is a great way to preserve nectarines until you are ready to use them.
Making a Butterfly Pinata
This is a guide about making a butterfly pinata. Pinatas are great fun for children's birthday parties. They love to break it open and get all the candy inside. Making your own pinata will make it even more special for the party.
Saving Instead of Scrapping Old Clothes
Each time I donate bags of clothes to Good Will, there is a lingering pile of items that didn't make the cut. It consists of frayed jeans and torn t-shirts that can't be donated and are destined for the trash can. After talking with someone about her scrap crafts,
Homemade Asian Condiments
Why purchase these four standard condiments when you can make them fresh at home? They are so easy to make that you're going to have an "I could have had a V-8" slap your forehead moment.
Sweet and Savory Turkey Steaks
Easy and delicious. This makes a wonderful sauce and tender turkey steaks, great served with rice.
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