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  1. barb~ says

    I add a high end look to bedrooms and living areas by the toss pillows I make. I regularly find designer dresses, gowns,etc. at thrift stores. I cut these garments up to make my pillows. Just for fun, I leave the designer tag on the fabric so I am able to show people where the dress came from. I get a lot of Bling for very little dough!

  2. barb~ says

    My favorite cheap and easy cookie recipe:

    1)1c. peanut butter
    2)1c. sugar
    3)1 egg

    Combine all well. Roll into balls and flatten. Bake @ 350 for about 8 min.

  3. Bea says

    Jill, Here is a candy recipe I thought you might like.
    Peanut/Sour Cream Candy

    2 cups sugar
    1/8 tsp salt
    1 cup sour cream
    1/8 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    3 drops almond extract
    1 cup peanuts
    Mix sugar, salt and sour cream in a 2 qt. saucepan; boil gently, without stirring until firm ball stage 245 degrees. Cool to lukewarm 110 degrees; add flavorings and beat until creamy. Fold in peanuts. Pour into buttered 8 inch square pan. When cool cut into squares.

  4. Kim Paulus says

    I make my own dough rolls(I can use them immed. or freeze them for future). Then I surf Rhodes Rolls web site for recipes. This is such a savings. Especially when I buy my bread flour and yeast from Costco. And my family loves the results and varity of recipes!!

  5. says

    Menu planning is challenging to get started, the Kraft foods site has a 1 bag, 5 dinner section that has a 5 day menu with shopping list. This is a great way to start and can certainly be modified to suit your family’s budget and tastes.

  6. Tonya Berry says


    Several cans each of diced tomatoes, red kidney beans, and chili hot beans. Basically you start out by making chili.

    Then you add 2 or 3 cans each of corn and black olives, drained.

    Saute’ some onions and green peppers in a pan, and then cook them into at least a pound of ground beef or ground turkey.

    Mix all together and add garlic and chili powder to taste. You’re going to want a LOT of chili powder.

    Simmer until hot and bubbly, maybe 1/2 hour or so.

    Once it is very, very hot, add an entire package of Velveeta. I mean the great big package, too. Let that melt in.

    Once it cools down a bit (as it will be nuclear), dip this soup/casserole mix over corn chips or cornbread. It is absolutely delicious! It won me $50 at an office cookoff once. It got first prize. It is inexpensive and for our family of 3, we usually freeze half of what I make for later when we’re in a hurry.

  7. Tony Marren says

    Where can you get three pairs of Bass shoes for under $100?
    Answer: Find a Bass Shoe factory outlet store and get signed up on the VIP email list!
    This sales evolves approximately every 6 weeks and VIP members get a notification.The three pairs of loafers have a SRP of $139 per pair.The coupon was buy one get two free plus 30% off as well.Absolutely I vote ANY store that offers VIP sale privliges for signing up is worth it.

  8. says

    Hi Jill-I know some people like to earn some extra $$ with their blogs nowadays and our site is always working with bloggers who are interested in placing a short post on their sites, linking to Readers with blogs can send their PR 3+ site links to me and I’d love to send them some $$ to help us out.

  9. says

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for hosting this party! I’ve never had so many hits in one day before! I hope I was able to share some usful stuff.

  10. says

    Can anyone tell me if buying a breadmaker is a good investment? Do you have to buy a special flour? Is it easy on power and how long does a loaf take to make? I want to do this to make a healthier bread.

  11. says

    Personally I think it’s easier to make bread without a machine. We grind our own wheat, which is super easy and healthy. My daughter and I usually do major baking every 5-6 weeks. We grind extra wheat, just in case we want to make something special. On our major baking day we usually make 8-9 loaves of bread, I like to cool them then slice, wrap and freeze. Super fresh every time.
    We bake 36-72 English muffins. Cinnamon Rolls & hamburger buns. Sometimes we make crescent rolls to freeze.

    I used to use a bread machine, which only made one loaf of bread. We recently burchased a Bosch grinder, as we would purchase flour. Our family likes the fresh ground better.

    I thouhgt it would be difficut to get our family used to fresh milled flour, that was not the case. The first time I made cookies, my son was like “Hey what did you do to these cookies?” He ate them, now they love them.

    I think it much easier to do major cooking all at once, that way I don’t have to make little messes often. Just me..

    • says

      Rhonda I have to agree. I have found for me once you get use to making bread from scratch it is about as easy as a machine. Tawra has had 2-3 bread machines and I think she has given up on them. But there may be some others out there who have had great success with them.

  12. Mari says

    Jill/Rhonda – I never use a bread machine. I think I’ve had two in my time. I found the bread was an odd square shape with a big hole in the bottom where the paddle went round! I make my own dough in my Kenwood Chef food processor, leaving it to rise in the bowl (which I cover in cling film). The amount I use makes 3 large loaves and there is no comparison between cotton wool, insubstantial store bought bread to the lovely home made stuff!


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