December 2, 2011

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Meatballs cooking in sauce.

Barbecue Meatballs RecipesThis page contains recipes for barbecue meatballs. Balls of ground meat simmered in a sweet but spicy barbecue sauce are a favorite appetizer for parties or can be served over rice, noodles or on a tasty meatball sandwich.


Side of Spanish rice.

Making Spanish Rice in the Rice CookerThis is a page about making Spanish rice in the rice cooker. We are very familiar with Spanish rice as a common side on a combination platter at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Adapting the recipes for this tasty dish to your rice cooker can simplify its preparation.


Antique tea cup and saucer.

Repairing Cracks in Fine ChinaThis is a page about repairing cracks in fine china. Fine china is very expensive to replace and often is a family heirloom. While the repaired piece may never be as strong again, there are methods to repair these cracks.


Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs RecipesThis page contains recipes for spaghetti and meatballs. This classic combination is beloved by children and adults alike. This usually is balls of ground beef and veggies combined with a tomato based sauce, served over spaghetti noodles.


Child support agreement

Child Support Payments and Social SecurityWhen a parent who has been required to pay child support also receives Social Security, one or both parents may be confused as to how this works. This is a page about child support payments and social security.


Meatballs cooking in sauce.

Ham Meatball RecipesThis page contains recipes for ham meatballs. Using ground ham in your meatballs is a great way to add flavor and use up leftovers from a holiday meal.


Saving Money on Address Labels

Saving Money on Address LabelsThis is a page about saving money on address labels. Address labels are a luxury that is nice to have if you send a lot of mail.


Jar of canned papaya balls in syrup.

Canning PapayasThis is a page about canning papayas. Canning is a common method of processing fruit for later usage. Tropical fruit such as papaya is a good choice for canning.


Making a Rag Holder

Making a Rag HolderThis is a page about making a rag holder. Rags can be used for many things. Making a holder for them will make it easy to keep them organized.


Parenting an Autistic Child, Diamond shaped traffic sign warning, autistic child area.

Parenting an Autistic ChildThis is a page about parenting an autistic child. Autism can rob a child of their childhood. The happy outgoing child now must deal with the effects of this developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills.


Hamburger Jerky Recipes

Hamburger Jerky RecipesThis page contains hamburger jerky recipes. Hamburger jerky is a tender, easy to chew alternative to beef jerky. It is easy to make and home and allows you to customize the flavor.


Closeup of termites in wood.

Homemade Remedies for TermitesThis page contains homemade remedies for termites. Termites can cause a lot of damage to your home. Exterminators are quite expensive, so before you call for an appointment it might be worth trying some homemade remedies first.


Meatballs on toothpicks with dipping sauce.

Sweet And Sour Meatballs RecipesThis tangy dish combines Asian or tropical flavors with hearty meatballs to make a delicious appetizer or main dish over rice.


Canning Plums, Storing Plums. Selecting Good Plums. Ripe Plums on White Background

Canning PlumsThis is a page about canning plums. If you have more plums than you can eat right away, canning them use later in the year is a great option.


Fork wound with spaghetti and ketsup meal.

Cheap Meal IdeasDo you need help learning how to stretch your meal budget? This page has tips on what is both nutritious and cheap when money is tight.


Baked potato with all the fixings.

Making a Potato Baker BagThis is a page about making a potato baker bag. Potato baker bags help you make perfect baked potatoes in your microwave. With some cotton fabrics and a bit of sewing skills, making your own bag is easy and fun.


Meatballs on toothpicks with dipping sauce.

Meatball Appetizer RecipesThis page contains recipes for meatball appetizers. Small meatballs simmered in a savory sauce can be a delicious bite sized treat for your next party or family gathering.


Bathroom Paint Color Advice, Several paint cans, paint chip cards, and a roller and brush.

Bathroom Paint Color AdviceChoosing the perfect color paint for your bathroom can be very confusing. You have to consider the existing colors of such things as the tile, fixtures, flooring, cabinets, etc. This is a page about bathroom paint color advice.


Girl in a red coat giving to the Salvation Army.

Missouri Christmas Charities?This is a page about finding Christmas charities in Missouri. Every year ThriftyFun gets numerous requests from people looking for help for their families for Christmas. Since we do not have the resources to offer direct help, we have set up this page to help people find charities in each state.


Fresh strawberries in a jar with a colander in the background.

Canning StrawberriesThis is a page about canning strawberries. Canning is a perfect way to preserve those deliciously sweet strawberries from your garden or the farmer's market. You can make a jam or jelly or can the whole fruit in a syrup.


Meatballs cooking in sauce.

Turkey Meatballs RecipesMeatballs are a classic favorite comfort food but they can be high in calories. Using turkey instead of ground beef can lower the calories and make a healthier meal or appetizer. This page contains recipes for turkey meatballs.


Young cat on carpeted window perch.

Making a Cat Window PerchThis is a page about making a cat window perch. With a few materials and some time you can easily make your cat a perch.


Cheesecake with fresh raspberries and sauce.

Raspberry Sauce RecipesThis page contains raspberry sauce recipes. Freshly made raspberry sauce is a delicious addition to many desserts and other recipes.


Removing Red Wine Stains from Hardwood Floors, Broken glass of red wine on wood floor.

Removing Red Wine Stains from Hardwood Floors?This is a page about removing red wine stains from hardwood floors. Your beautiful wood floor has a red wine stain on it. Removing a wine stain can be difficult, but there are a few methods that will work and not further damage the wood.


Meatballs in tomato sauce.

Recipes for MeatballsThese versatile mixtures of ground meat, veggies and spices can be a great dinner option served over noodles or rice. Different flavor combinations can change the basic recipe for endless variety. This page contains recipes for meatballs.


Felt covered bottle cap becomes Easter bonnet.

Craft Uses for Plastic Bottle CapsThis is a page about craft uses for plastic bottle caps. Recycle crafters are always on the look out for projects to use up as many recyclables as possible, even the lowly plastic bottle cap. When you visualize creatively, the ideas arise.


Sewing a woman's skirt.

Sewing a Woman's SkirtThis is a page about sewing a woman's skirt. Making your own clothes ensures a uniqueness in style, color, and fabric that you will have trouble finding in off the rack clothing. You can also tailor the fit to be more flattering to you.


Storing Vacuum Cleaner Accessories

Storing Vacuum Cleaner AccessoriesThis is a page about storing vacuum cleaner accessories. Some vacuums come with numerous accessories that need to be stored when not being used. Finding a good way to store them will make it easier to find them when you need them.


Uses for Plastic Bottle Caps

Uses for Plastic Bottle CapsWater and soda bottle caps can be difficult, if not impossible to recycle. Finding other uses for plastic bottle caps helps prevent them from ending up in the landfill. This is a page about uses for plastic pop bottle caps.


Growing Cabbage, Selecting Good Broccoli, Freezing Cabbage

Cabbage Salad RecipesUsing cabbage in salads is a great alternative to regular lettuce. It holds up well after preparation and storage and stays crisp and fresh. This page contains recipes for cabbage salad.



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Red and Green Peppers AppetizerTo offset all the calories out there this season, serve green and red peppers. I clean and cut peppers in thin strips to fit into little plastic cups from the party store.


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Indonesian Meat BallsThis is one of my favorite recipes. It's a real change of pace from the usual. The meatballs are tender and flavorful, and the sauce is to die for. I usually double or even triple the sauce since it is just wonderful over rice.



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Slow Cooker As Air FreshenerWinter is a perfect time of year to start getting into the habit of using this idea because windows and doors are closed up tight and odors inside your home become stale and/or become stinky because of certain foods being cooked.


Irish Fox

Wildlife: Irish FoxBehind my Grandsons' house in Ireland is a beautiful green field, very large, surrounded by wooded areas. In the late afternoon, recently when we visited, a beautiful fox came out on the green to nose around.


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Nearly Free Wall ArtA bare wall is a blank canvas waiting to be decorated. However, art can be expensive. I have found that I can decorate my walls at little or no cost simply by using photos from books or magazines.


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Get Kids to Eat Magic OatmealSeveral kids brought soda and candy bars for breakfast. I said no to that and made oatmeal. They never had oatmeal and refused to eat it. I told them it was magic oatmeal. Before I dished the oatmeal into bowls, I put a couple of drops of food coloring in the bottom of bowl.


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Use Vinegar on Metal Before PaintingIf you want to paint something metal or paint concrete, wipe it down with white household vinegar first, and your paint job will last much longer.


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Have A Move In KitWhen moving into a home, throw these few things into a bag and have them ready to take into the house on the first trip. It will save you lots of frustration:


Lemons growing on a tree.

How to Grow LemonsIf you garden in a warm climate, you may want to consider growing a lemon tree. Even if you live in a cool climate, there are several dwarf varieties available that grow well indoors.


Red Skies At Night Whiskey Run Beach, OR

Scenery: Red Skies At Night (Whiskey Run Beach, OR)Another gorgeous sunset out at Whiskey Run Beach. God really lit us on fire this night! With burning hues of red and yellow blazing upon the horizon and reflected on the water below, it was hard to believe it was actually so cold that night.


Raven the Lab/Border Collie Mix

Raven (Lab/Border Collie)Raven is a 10 year old Lab/Border Collie mix. I got Raven from a co-worker that rescued her at 4 weeks. She loves to cuddle and play what's under the blanket tickling my tail.


Closeup of Bruno Mixed Breed

Bruno (Mixed Breed)Bruno is under a year old and is a Rott, Chow, Catahoula mix. This is an update on Bruno. He has overcome all his injuries after having been hit by a car. He is so happy. He even lets the biggest cat in the house pat him on the head.



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Making Decorative Mittens from Old Sweaters?Does anyone know how to make mittens (for decorations) from old sweaters? Thanks and Merry Christmas!


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Kenmore Elite Ice Maker Not Working?There is ice frozen in the ice maker, but it doesn't dump them into the ice bucket.


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Knit or Crochet Swiffer Pad?I would like to know how to knit or crochet a reusable swiffer pad.


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Gino's Steakhouse Green Peppers in Olive Oil?My mom loves the green pepper appetizer at Gino's Steakhouse. I know they are soaked in olive oil, but I need the seasonings that are also added. I'd like to make this for my mom and need your help.


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Making Frozen Sweet Potato Fries?I want to freeze the sweet potatoes for french fries in the oven later. Do I need to blanch them or just cut them and freeze them in slices?


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Sharpening Hand Held Can Openers?Does anyone know of a place that sharpens hand held can openers?


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