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Party PotatoesThe cream cheese in these potatoes really makes this recipe great!
Quick Turkey Cheese CasseroleThis is a great way to use leftover holiday turkey!
Broccoli and Cheese CasseroleI keep changing my mind as to which vegetable dish to serve for Christmas dinner because I want something that can be made the day ahead to ease preparations on the big day. I finally decided on my old simple standby recipe for broccoli and cheese casserole.
Asian Shrimp WrapsI just love these. Don't skip the dipping sauce - it is very good, and goes well with many other dishes.
Golden Cream SoupThis is a great soup for Christmas Eve. Very good, cheesy soup. Love the veggies in this, too.
Na'an Bread RecipeI love making flat breads like pita, tortillas, and na'an. This is my favorite recipe for na'an. It is soft and tender, very easy and the accompanying filling is really delicious.
Waldorf Astoria StewVery good stew. The meat gets very tender.
Lemon SquaresA favorite of my sisters!
Cherry BarsOur local newspaper runs really good recipes. This issue has cookies that sound so good. The readership is small, and these recipes should be shared.
Broken Glass SaladVery good salad. Can use different flavors and colors of gelatin for different holidays to make this more festive. Very, very good!
Christmas Rocks (Cookies)I don't know how they got this name; these cookies are tender and delicious, not at all like rocks. My mother made them every Christmas, and they were a real favorite.
Tomato SaladVery good salad! Kind of has a tangy, yet sweet taste.
Simple Slow Cooker Mashed PotatoesThe nice thing about making such a large amount at a time is that you can place leftover, individual scoops of the potatoes on a baking sheet, allow to freeze and then place in freezer bags.
Whole Wheat Yogurt PancakesNice, healthier version of normal pancakes. Very good and filling.
My Frugal Life: Our Way of Celebrating ChristmasMy husband is a long haul trucker and more often than not will not get home for Christmas until late Christmas Eve night and will have to leave again early on the 26th.
Using Velcro to Secure Items to Furniture or Hard SurfacesI found that by attaching small precut Velcro patches to the bottoms of just about anything, lamps, candleholders, etc. no matter how crazy the cats get, the objects stay in place.
Soup and Bread Mixes as Christmas GiftsThese are instructions on how to make and package a soup and bread mix for giving as Christmas gifts.
Brown Bag WallpaperI live in an old home and many times the plastered walls have cracks in them. Here is an alternative if the cracks keep showing up soon after you paint. I "papered" my walls in brown paper and rosin paper that have been painted.
How to Make a Fruit Fly Trap VideoThis homemade video shows you how to make a simple but effective fruit fly trap.
Organizing Your RefrigeratorIf you're like most people, keeping up with the organization of your refrigerator is one of the last things on your mind. We generally tend to forget about our refrigerator until there is a problem, like we suddenly need to put something in it and there's not enough room.
Homemade SuetI just got done making suet for the wild birds. It is cheap enough to buy, but gets even cheaper if you make your own. The following is my recipe.
Freezing Bell PeppersI do not know how to dry bell peppers, but I will tell you what I do. If I purchased more than I need at the time I just cut them up (red, yellow, and green), cut up an onion, and fry them with a little olive oil.
Hendrix and Harley (Flame Point Siamese)Hendrix and Harley are Flame Point Siamese. I got these handsome boys a little over 14 years ago. A little boy in the neighborhood was selling kittens for $10 each. I went by and picked out the one I wanted, and told the family I would return later that night to pay them and get the kitten.
Tin Can Gift WrapLooking for a fun, frugal, and green way to present gifts this holiday season? Save those pop-tab cans from fruits and veggies and you are sure to make everyone on your gift list smile.
Snowman Gift BagMake this cute gift bag in a jiffy. Fill it with a stocking filler or candies, and you are ready to spread some Christmas cheer!
Flea Hater Dog BiscuitsHeat oven to 400 degrees F, line a sheet with parchment paper. Mix flour, wheat germ, brewers yeast, and salt together in medium bowl. Combine oil and garlic, add 1/2 cup of chicken stock.
Last Minute Christmas CookiesHere it is almost Christmas, and you don't have those dreaded cut-out cookies done yet? Easy. Go to The Dollar Store, and buy some packages of plain sugar cookies. Shake off the sugar and frost them. Now you have instant cut-outs and who is to know the difference?
"Scrummy" AvocadoLiving in fabulous "Bay of Plenty" in New Zealand, we get heaps of cheap avocado. I mash them with sweet chilli sauce and lime juice, and either eat them or freeze them. Scrummy!
"Most Beautiful Person" GiftYou can wrap a mirror or a picture of your spouse. Then add a note that says "the most beautiful person I have ever looked at".
Finding Free FurnitureWhen I need something I ask my friends to "ask around" for me. Most of the time someone has the item and they simply want to get it "out of the way".
Photo: High Flying FlagOne windy day in my hometown of Bandon, Oregon, my husband and I hopped in the car and headed to the children's park, by our local library. Here, I had an appointment for a photo shoot with my best girlfriend and her precious miracle baby of a daughter (long story).
Canning Apples in a Warm Water BathI had always been a city girl who bought her beans and tomatoes at the grocery store. They came in cans and I had no idea how they got there. One day I made a discovery and saw beans and tomatoes and lots of other things grow right out in a field.
Hamburg/Sausage Potato Stuffing?Had an uncle who made the most delicious potato meat stuffing for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just when he wanted it. He has gone and so did the stuffing as he made it from scratch out of his head. No record of it was ever found.
Fix for Chewy Fudge?I made my mom's marshmallow fudge. Instead of using MM creme I used whole marshmallows. The fudge set and tastes good, but is chewy and very dense which is not what I was going for.
Alternative to Cat Litter?It seems there was a hint for something you can get at the Farm and Feed store to use in the place of cat litter, can anyone tell me what it is?
Rotary Tool Projects?My husband bought me a Black and Decker rotary tool a few years ago and I have never used it. Now I want to. Does anyone have any projects or ideas that you use one for that you could share? If not, any websites would be helpful. Thanks.
Expired Eagle Brand Cream?I have a can of Eagle brand cream. It is a sweet cream used in baking cookies. The expiration date is 2009, is it usable?
Feeding a 5 Week Old Puppy?What else can I feed my 4 to 5 week old Pit Bull besides her mother's milk?
Poverty as a Challenge?I want a roleplay based story which has a solution to the problem of poverty. Someone please help me.
Choosing Hardwood Flooring Color?I just purchased condo on the 18th floor with a full southern view. I am thinking maybe I will get hardwood eventually. What colour or shade should I use?
Ice Cream Bucket Gift Baskets?I have lots of ice cream buckets and would like to make gift baskets out of them. I need to know how much material to buy and ideas?