February 6, 2012

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Valentine's ice cream sandwiches.

Heart Shaped Mini Ice Cream CakesThese mini heart shaped ice cream cakes are a tasty treat you can make for people you care about this Valentine's Day. This page shows you how to make them.


Chocolate chip cookie dough on baking sheet.

Refrigerator Cookie Recipes?This page contains recipes for refrigerator cookies. Refrigerator cookies can save you time and give you fresh baked cookies whenever you want them.


Catering food.

Inexpensive Wedding Catering StrategiesThis page contains inexpensive wedding catering strategies. If you decide to have your wedding catered, there are ways to avoid spending a ton of money.


A piece of carrot cake on plate with cream cheese frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting RecipesCream cheese makes a simple, creamy frosting that is an excellent topping on a variety of cakes, sweet breads and cookies. This page contains recipes for cream cheese frosting.


Jar of peanut butter surrounded by peanuts.

Saving Money on Peanut ButterThis is a page about saving money on peanut butter. Peanut butter is a staple in many households. Over the years the price has been rising, so many families are looking for a way to save money on it.


Canning kettle, jars, lids, and tools

Saving Money on Canning SuppliesThis is a page about saving money on canning supplies. Besides a proper canning kettle, there are other tools and supplies that will make canning easier and save you time and money.



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Potatoes Tasty Pastrami (Microwave)An inexpensive, hearty and tasty meat and potato dish. It is cooked completely in the microwave, so it is a time saver, too. I created this dish many years ago and my son, who was six at the time, named it.


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Chicken MonterreyThis recipe is very versatile. You can adapt it to what you like. You can vary the type of meat and cheese, and dressing amount to suit your own taste. Very good!



Helpful Tools While Sewing, a "Purple Thang" to turn out corners.

Helpful Tools While SewingI have two new toys in my sewing stuff. Each one costs less than 5 dollars.


Scenery: Brilliant Sunset (Muncie, IN)

Scenery: Brilliant Sunset (Muncie, IN)Heading out to check the mail I saw this awesome sunset. Living in Indiana with no mountains can be frustrating when the winds come, no mountains to calm them down.


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Use Mesh Bag For Barbie ClothesBarbie clothes are actually very easy to clean. When my daughter was little and had Barbies, I put the clothes in a mesh bag like what you'd put lingerie in.


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Reuse Vacuum Cleaner BagsRe-use vacuum cleaner bags to save money! Instead of throwing the bag away when it gets full, follow these simple steps:


A willow wreath in process.

Willow WreathYou don't have to spend a fortune at the craft stores to make a great natural wreath. If you have a willow tree that loves to drop its long branches all over the yard, then you have about all you need.


Cowboy card figure.

Photo ValentinesThese are sure to brighten up any fridge and make a perfect little gift for grandparents.


Flower Garden Quilt on bed.

Handmade Flower Garden QuiltI made this quilt quite awhile ago, in the late 80s. It is entirely handmade. I cut the hexagons for each colored flower and strung them on thread in little stacks, to keep the pieces for each block together.


Outdoor Ashtray From Popcorn Tin

Outdoor Ashtray From Popcorn TinNeed to keep those butts contained? Having a gathering of people and some are smokers? Be sure to have a "Butt and Ash Keeper" to keep the area clean. No more cigarette butts thrown on the ground.


Zombie Child (Zombie Fest, Coos Bay, OR)

Zombie Child (Zombie Fest, Coos Bay, OR)My little county of Coos here on the Oregon Coast held a Zombie Fest a while back. A large part of the community, people of all ages and walks of life, came as zombies, heros, and there was even a doctor, offering a cure for any who wished to not become a zombie themselves!


Skeeter (Black Shorthair Cat)

Skeeter (Black Shorthair Cat)Skeeter is a 4 1/2 year old black shorthair cat. Skeeter was the last of our kittens. She is a loving kitty who likes to "talk" and get into mischief.


Paper Plate Valentine Card Holder - Finished Valentine card holder.

Paper Plate Valentine Card HolderUse paper plates, various types of paper, and a scrap piece of ribbon to create cute holders for Valentine's Day cards. A quick, easy and inexpensive craft for kids.


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Miracle Whip In Mashed PotatoesI like to make mashed potatoes with Miracle Whip (not mayonnaise!) instead of butter and milk. The rule is the same, use just what you need for the consistency/taste you want. I learned this many years ago from a great friend and always think of him when I make potatoes.


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Cookie Cutter DecorationsWhen my children were home, we were on a pretty tight budget. I would save the white foam meat trays and use the cookie cutters to cut designs in the meat trays.


Make Roads with Tape For Bored Kids

Make Roads with Tape For Bored KidsUse yellow tape to make roads for kids' cars. We usually make big ones, the kids like adding more roads. It keeps them busy for awhile.


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Homemade Iced MochaWhen I have left over coffee, I add one tablespoon of hot chocolate to one cup of coffee then I keep it in the refrigerator until I am ready to drink it. It is much cheaper than Starbucks.


Woman Coughing

Homemade Cough RemediesColds, coughs and sore throats are among the most common seasonal complaints. Although coughing sounds unhealthy, it is actually the bodys highly effective way of keeping our lungs and airways clear.


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Use Body Wash As Hand SoapMy husband likes to use "body wash" liquid soap. When he is finished with a bottle of it, I drain it overnight into a small pump bottle and use that for my hand soap by the sink in my bathroom.



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Shopping for Dawn Power Dissolver?Has Dawn Power Dissolver been discontinued? Walmart used to carry it and now I can't find it anywhere. I will be so disappointed if it had been discontinued.


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Bok Choy Plants Being Eaten by Something?I woke up this morning to find that my seedlings were eaten by a certain bug. What should I do, even though I did not see any trail of snails.


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Dishwasher Detergent?Since they have taken out the good stuff in dishwasher detergent, mine just does not work. I had been using Sam's Club brand, which was a good price. Does anyone use one that's cheap and actually works? I have been told the Finish Quantumatic works, but it's so expensive.


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Plastic Lid Storage Dilemma?I have a very small kitchen about 5x6. I have absolutely no place to put my plastic lids. I don't have room for a file cabinet; I barely have room to walk around. Please help me with any suggestions you might have.


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Removing Vomit Smell from Truck?I need to know how to get vomit smell out of my brand new truck?


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Breed of the Dog on Little Cesar Dog Food?What is the breed of the little white dog on the Little Cesar dog food?


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Gluten Free Bread Recipe?I am looking for a nice gluten free bread recipe? My granddaughter has celiac disease and cannot tolerate gluten. I would like to make a tried and true bread and/or bun recipe that she can have so she feels more part of the regular family at meal times.


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1960 Wooden Roller Exercise Machine?I am looking for a 1960's wooden roller exercise machine, in good working order. Does anyone know how I might find one?


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Easy Quilt Pattern for a Beginner?I have bags of clothing (stained or ripped) that I want to make a simple quilt with. Can anyone tell me the easiest pattern for a beginner? I also have about 40 pairs of jeans.


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Killing Grass in a Rock Walkway?Does rock salt kill grass in a rock walkway?


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Garlic Smell in Towels?I wiped something up with a towel and did not realize it was garlic and washed it with the other towels now I can't get the smell out. What do I use to get it out?


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Generic Debbie Meyers Green Bags?I really like Debbie Meyers Green Bags. Has anyone used other brands and do they work as well?


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Removing White Spots on Painted Table?I have a black painted table, with white rings. How do I get rid of them? I tried toothpaste and vinegar, with no results. Thanks.


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Expiration Date on Canned Foods?How good are can goods after the expiration date?


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Homemade Dog Food with Potatoes?When including potatoes in homemade dog food, should skin be on or off?


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Sewing Machine Presser Foot Came Apart?I have a 30 year old Kenmore sewing machine. I was changing the presser foot and about 3 pieces, screw and all fell off and I cannot seem to get it back together. About a year ago it had a tune up and it worked fine. My book doesn't seem to explain how to get it back together. Any suggestions?


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Value of a Vintage Belt Massager?What is the value of a Vita Master Belt massager, Model Custom 300, manufactured by T.J. Thomas, Inc., Brooklyn, New York?


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