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Freezing Cream Cheese?
I have frozen cream cheese and if you let it thaw completely outside of the fridge, then put into the fridge, it is usually creamy like when it was first bought. If you put it straight into the fridge from the freezer, it will be crumbly and only good for use...

 

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Repairing or Repurposing a Broken Coffee Table?
You could measure it and go to the hardware store and have them cut you a piece of plexiglass to fit or a piece of counter top. If you do use wood, you can paint it to match your decor which is what a friend of mine did. She has that exact same coffee and end...

 

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Talking to Granddaughter About Dirty Unsafe Apartment?
She is a full time student with a small child. Maybe she could use some help. Try holding out the hand of love and friendship and help her get started. It may be that she is overwhelmed by all she has to do and just cant get started. My mother never taught...

 

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Homemade Nesquick
This recipe was posted under homemade chocolate syrup some time ago.

 

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Fudge Didn't Set?
Put it back in the pan and cook it until it has thickened some more, then it should set up.

 

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Education Resources for Children with Dyslexia and Autism?
If you are going to homeschool,then join HSLDA.They can help you find the resources you need. I homeschooled my oldest(Asperger syndrome) from 6th grade to graduation and have started homeschooling my younger son,7th grade(PDD-NOS)and they are capable of way...

 

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Avoid Using Aluminum Foil
I recycle mine after wiping it clean and reusing it several times.

 

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Hush Puppies
Hush Puppies can be baked as well.Put them on a cookie sheet and spray them with cooking spray, make sure to roll them and spray all sides.Then bake @ 350 untill brown and crunchy. This way you dont get a lot of added fat.

 

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Tamale Loaf
What do you do with the salad oil and butter?

 

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Can I Use Homemade Fabric Softener to Make Dryer Sheets?
You can keep a sponge in the solution and just squeeze it out and throw it in the dryer with your clothes.This works just like a dryer sheet.

 

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Eggs After Their "Sell By" Date?
When I have eggs nearing the expiration date, I freeze them. Just take them out of the shell and break the yolk, scramble them a little and then freeze. I use a ice cube tray because one cube hole will hold one egg. I freeze them, then pop them out and put...

 

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Cleaning a Textured Tile Floor?
I use a deck brush on my floor every couple of months to get the dirt out. Works great. I wet the floor then scrub it then mop as normal.

 

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How Do I Store Bell Peppers Until I Am Ready to Cook?
I clean them,then put them with the tops in a gallon freezer bag.Put a straw in the edge of the bag and suck out as much air as you can. This will help keep them from getting freezer burn. You can always use the tops in another recipe or put them on top of...

 

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Dealing With Frizzy Hair?
I use the SunSilk shampoo and conditioner for curly hair,then spray my hair with a leave in conditioner (1/4 conditioner, 3/4 ths water in spray bottle, shake before using) and I love the way my hair looks and feels. SunSilk products are relatively cheap and...

 

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Mixing Ground Meat With Venison
We buy venison from a local processing center. After the season is over, a lot of the meat has not been claimed and they sell it to the public. Its a lot cheaper than what the stores charge to buy it this way. Just call any deer processing center in your area...

 

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Water Conservation Tips
When you wash your hands, wet them, turn the water off, soap them, then turn water back on to rinse. Keep a bucket in the shower and catch the water as you wait for it to warm up. The same applies to the kitchen sink. Save the little ones bath water to flush...

 

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Looking for a Tool for Cleaning Tub Without Straining Back?
I use a wet sponge mop with comet sprinkled on it to clean our garden tub & large shower stall.

 

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Advice for Stretching Grocery Budget?
I feed a family of 4 on 50$ a week and sometimes its less. I buy whats on sale and buy stock ups when I can combine a coupon w/ a sale or its just a great price(ketchup,mayo cereal ect.)and also buy store brands on sale.This way I dont pay full price for anything...

 

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Old Fashioned White Laundry
Im 55 and I remember my Mom boiling our laundry in the back yard when I was little.When we moved to Georgia in 1969, she got one of those wringer washers and not long after that discovered the laundromat. I also remember Daddy sweeping the front yard.Nobody...

 

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Shoe Organizer for More Than Shoes
I have one on my pantry door for pot scrubbers, boxes of ziplock bags, cleaners and things of that nature.

 

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Side Effects of Adderal?
My son was on Adderal and it did the same thing.Ask your doc to change you. There are many different drugs that are used for the same thing. You may have to try several before you find one that works properly with no or little side effects for you.

 

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Uses for Old Shampoo and Conditioner?
I use conditioner as a leave in spray type conditioner. I didnt like the way it left my hair using it in the shower so I put a 1/4 of it in a spray bottle and filled it with water. Just shake before using and spray hair. I was paying 4$ for spray conditioner...

 

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Baby Bliss Flat Iron for Frizzy Hair?
Try the sunsilk line of hair care. I did this and love my hair now. You need to use all three products to get the desired effect but it really works.

 

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Organizing Tupperware and Plastic Containers?
I use a plastic bin with the basket weave sides to stack my lids. I put the smallest in front and they graduate to the largest in the back. This way I can see them and find the lid I need quickly.

 

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Best Way to Clean Textured Linoleum Flooring?
I bought a long handled deck brush at the hardware store and I scrub my floor with that,then mop as normal. That way I dont have to get down on my knees.

 

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Problems Printing After Refilling Ink Cartridges?
The cartridges have a expiration date on them. Check to see if they are expired. This may be the problem, if so you will have to replace them.

 

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Removing Grease From Washed Clothes?
I use Dawn (original) dish detergent. Just squirt it on the stain, rub it in, then rewash. If it dont come out the first time. I do it again and it will come out the next time.

 

Proving That a Dog is Not a Pit Bull?
My sisters dog is a twin to yours and her dog is full blooded boxer. I would have DNA testing done just to see.

 

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Gag Gift for Newly Wed Husband: "Owner's Manual" for Wife?
My hubby has a plaque that says Rule#1 The Wife is Always Right Rule # 2 When in doubt, refer back to rule # 1.

 

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Dry Cracked Bleeding Fingertips?
My hands did the same thing due to working with harsh chemicals. I slathered my hands with lotion(any that I had)and covered them with rubber gloves and wore them to bed at night. This stopped them from breaking open after just a couple of nights.

 

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Removing Grease Stain - Tried Lots of Things?
Dawn dish detergent (original kind) on the front and back of the stain, let soak in then wash. Do this over again until stain is gone.

 

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Why Can't You Use Krazy Glue for Artificial Nails?
Krazy glue will keep the nails from getting any oxygen and cause them to become thin and brittle. Been there, done that. You have to pry the edge of them up then pour nail polish remover underneath to get them off.

 

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Treating a Dog with Yeast Infection?
I had a female chihuahua with the same problem and our vet had me feed her yogert with live cultures and it cleared it up.

 

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Removing Unknown Stains on Towels?
Put Dawn dish detergent(original type) on the stain and let set for about 15 minutes, then wash as normal. You may need to do this a couple of times but it should remove it even if its been through the dryer.

 

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Tried and True Ways To Save
In the winter when you must use a dryer,remove the hose from the exit and cover the hole,place a knee high stocking over the end of the hose and place where the hot air will blow into the house. This will help keep the house warm and wont waste electricity...

 

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Getting Children To Brush Their Teeth?
My sons are autistic and I had the same problem. I let them pick out a battery operated toothbrush and bought the cool blue rinse and now they do a better job but I still have to check and sometimes make them redo the job. The youngest is 9 .The blue rinse...

 

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Jewelry Organizing?
I buy the embroidery thread boxes with the dividers in them. I can see through the top and the compartments can be as large or small as needed. They are stacked on a shelf in my room. I just look through the top to find the earrings, necklace, bracelet, and...

 

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White Gold Ring Turned Yellow?
My wedding rings are white gold and after 25 years they are not yellow. I would get a second opinion.

 

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Removing Items from a Heater Duct?
Try using a unbent coat hanger with a blob of fresh chewed gum on it. I did this when my son dropped his game down ours.

 

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Discouraging Cats from Using Neighbor's Yards for Cat Box?
Put a sand box in your back yard. you will have to clean it about once a week but it will make for happier neighbors.

 

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Frying Breaded Foods?
I dust the meat with cornstarch then flour and that works for me. Also make sure the oil or grease is hot before putting the meat in.

 

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Treating a Burn?
My family uses raw honey, not pasteurized. Takes the fire out and helps it heal without leaving scars.

 

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Homemade Brownie Recipe?
1 1/2 cups self rising flour,1/2 cup cocoa powder,1 cup oil, 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 1/4 cup chocolate syrup, mix flour, sugar & cocoa together thoroughly. Add eggs, oil and choc. syrup,stir until mixed completely. Bake in 9by13 pan @ 350 for 30 min. or till...

 

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Making a Baby Shower Cake?
If you want an edible cake, make a sheet cake, pipe icing around edges then place miniature baby items on top (they can be found in any one dollar store, like dollar tree). Hope this helps.

 

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Keep Bugs Out Of Your Drink Outside
I save the lids from containers and fit them to different cups. punch a hole in them and you have a ready made lid for your glass. the pringles tops fit my narrow glasses.

 

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Peanut Butter Cravings?
They have a new thing called SunButter. It is made from sunflower seeds but tastes like peanut butter .Its lower calorie and better for you. It was made for people allergic to nuts. Health food stores carry it.

 

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My Frugal Life: 106 Ways To Save In The Kitchen - Part 3
You can also make your own dishwasher detergent and dish soap cheaper than buying the ready made stuff.

 

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Firming Ingredient For Standard Lotion?
I use the equate(walmart)brand as it has the same ingredients as the more expensive brands.

 

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Chest Pains and Anxiety?
I began having panic attacks after 9/11 and then a run of allergic reactions. I also had chest pains sometimes.My Dr finally put me on a medication called Remeron which is made specifically for panic attacks. I took a number of different meds before this one...

 

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Money Saving Hamburger Ideas
I boil my ground beef, strain it, then skim the fat off and package the broth for the freezer. This way I have my meat and beef broth for cooking. Saves money not having to buy beef broth.

 

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Grocery Shop At Dollar Stores First
I shop our dollar tree for household items like light bulbs, candles, aluminum foil pans, and especially at holidays for stocking stuffers for the kids and animals. If you check the store frequently, then when they have a shipment of name brand items, you will...

 

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What to Do with 10 Pounds of Ground Beef
Ive been doing this to my beef for several years. I have a number of recipes that use beef broth and that is what I use the broth for. I also put a straw in the freezer baggie and suck all the air out before I seal it. This is almost as good as vacuum sealing...

 

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