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  1. Make It Yourself
    I had a little free time on the weekend, so I built myself a new alcohol stove, one of the pepsi can stoves. It was very very easy and didn't take long, under 1/2 hour. I followed the instructions here: Penny Stove 2.0 - Standard Tecate Cans I just used a few different objects laying around...
  2. Crockpot
    This is so easy that even I can do it! I put a couple chicken breasts in the crock pot. It's ok if they are frozen. Then cover with some BBQ sauce. Let cook for 4-6 hrs, depending on your crock pot. When the chicken is cooked take two forks and pull it all apart. Then put on a lightly toasted...
  3. Dave Ramsey
    I am trying to find some easy ways to make some extra money in order to pay off debt.
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I need to do my kids taxes....one is 18, she is still living at home, just graduated high school......the other is 21, worked full time for half of last year.....was still living at home, missed college because he was sick (Ulcerative colitis)....has no bills----can I still claim him? he is...
  5. Easy side dishes
    Easy and Cheap Stuffing, Bread Dressing Recipe DescriptionA cheap, tasty and quick way to prepare stuffing/bread dressing. Preparation Steps:You must use stale bread. So buy from the day old rack or leave your fresh bread out under a towel overnight to make it stale. You must...
  6. Baking Breads
    I'm so making this bread! No Knead Bread: so easy a 4-yr old can make it! | Steamy Kitchen Recipes
  7. Snacks
    Frugal & Easy Microwave Popcorn Recipe DescriptionA cheap alternative to microwave popcorn, and much, much, healthier with none of the additives! I tried this tonight, and I can't believe how well it works. Preparation Steps:Put the unpopped corn in the brown bag. Fold the bag...
  8. Pies and tarts
    Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe DescriptionQuick and easy pumpkin pie. Preparation Steps:Preheat oven to 425*F Level of Difficulty:Easy Time Needed:1 to 1-1/2 hour(s) Ingredients:1 x 9" unbaked pie pastry shell 1 x 16oz can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) 1 x 14oz...
  9. Candy
    Easy Rocky Road candy Recipe Descriptionyou can tell your friends you made candy! Preparation Steps:Melt chocolates in small pan on VERY low heat, or in double boiler.......don't heat in microwave! Remove from heat and whisk until smooth. Stir in marshmallows and nuts...
  10. Laundry
    Hoping someone can help me out. Dubya had two shirts go through the laundry with name tag or sticker on it. Now it has that gummy adhesive type junk stuck to his shirt. One is a thermal type material, the other is a regular t-shirt. Any thoughts or suggestions? I have sprayed with stain...
  11. Appetizers
    Easy bacon stuffed mushrooms Recipe Descriptionmushrooms stuffed with bacon and cream cheese Preparation Steps:-brown, drain and crumble 1 lb of bacon -mix crumbled bacon into 2 'bricks' regular cream cheese (microwave cream cheese a few seconds if you need to soften it) -wash...
  12. Christmas
    Looks like Christmas is costing us $50, which is good since I'm having issues with a couple of clients so income is a bit lower than usual through the first of the year. I'll share my gift list in case anyone else on a tight budget needs some inspiration. :) My oldest is getting an FX...
  13. Kitchen Basics
    I have found the best way to season leftover rice in a "mexican rice" style - stumbled on this experimenting with a huge container of plain white rice left from a chinese food order today. Put left over cooked white rice in a skillet with a few pats of butter, then mix in one tomato/chicken...
  14. Needle Arts
    Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains: Lacy Picot Swirl Cloth I'm making several of these for spa basket gifts.
  15. Needle Arts
    : : : o l g a j a z z y : : :: :: Cable Braided Necklace :: Making these for stocking stuffers and last minute gifts.
  16. Pasta
    Cheap and Easy Tomato Sauce Recipe DescriptionI have tomatoes coming out my ears and they are super cheap at the farmer's market just now so here is a super simple, super tasty pasta sauce. This makes two to three cups of sauce depending on your tomatoes. Just double up if you have more...
  17. Pies and tarts
    Quick & Easy - No Roll - Pie Crust Recipe DescriptionA very quick and easy pie crust recipe that doesn't need to be rolled out with a rolling pin. I found this recipe worked better for 'savory' items however I'm sure if you added 1-1/2 to 2 tsp of sugar, it would work well for sweets...
  18. Pasta
    Easy Chunky Spaghetti Sauce Recipe DescriptionNot 100% from scratch, but fast and awfully good. Preparation Steps:Wash and chop bell pepper and onion. Level of Difficulty:Easy Time Needed:15-20 minutes Ingredients:1 26.5 oz. can/jar of spaghetti sauce, your...
  19. Home Decorating
    I thought I would share with you how I brought new life to an old door and spent little to do it. Some of my friends who saw my original blog post wanted to know more about how I painted the door. I rewrote my post and thought some of you frugal friends might want to see it and/or give it a...
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