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  1. General Chat
    So 2 years ago my washer and dryer died. Both died almost the same time, the washer limped along for a few weeks and then the dryer just said the heck with it. I managed to find a scratch and dent HE washer at Lowes for $275 and purchased that (greedily). I really liked my old Alvacado...
  2. Kitchen Basics
    Well second, well, actually, I guess third Bought a new LEM 778 dehydrator online the other day, and it showed up yesterday. So I took out some ground moose meat and some ground caribou meat to thaw to make jerky, and in the mean time, I put a bag of frozen mixed veggies on to play with my...
  3. General Chat
    This was an obituary in the Denver paper yesterday. Michael "Flathead" Blanchard Blanchard, Michael "Flathead" 1944 ~ 2012 A Celebration of the life of Michael "Flathead" Blanchard will be held on April 14th, 3 pm 8160 Rosemary St, Commerce City. Weary of reading obituaries noting someone's...
  4. General Chat
    So with peanut butter pricing on the rise, just curious to see how others make their pb sammies. PB on one slice and jam on the other, pb on both slices or butter/margerine then pb on one or both slices. Poll is not public and you can only pick one option.
  5. Christmas
    I am stuck as to what to make for my stepdaughter this year. She is 13 and loves jewelry (which I am not very good at making) and clothes, cats and reading.
  6. Baking Breads
    I bet you will *NEVER* buy another loaf of bread from the store after trying this light & soft & fluffy bread recipe AND it also stay's fresh for more than a week in a zip-loc bag... Here you go..ENJOY! 1 1/2 cups mik, water or whey 2 tbsp butter 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp yeast 2 tbsp honey 2...
  7. General Chat
    Today on the news there was a report about the wildfires burning in Colorado. One item that caught my attention was the statement that firefighters were evacuating people and pets using their fire engines. I started a thread a few days ago about setting up go bags for emergencies where we...
  8. General Chat
    In your bedroom? Watch this Nate Berkus Segment Nate Berkus: Suze Orman's Financial Pop Quiz Here's an interesting frugal take on this No More Flushing! | Edible Lawns Of course you can do empty and flush too. But would you do this if you felt you really needed another bathroom, but there...
  9. Kitchen Basics
    I just looked through a book called Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese. In it, the author compares the costs of making various foods vs. buying them, rates the difficulty, and advises whether it's better to buy or make each food. While I don't agree with everything she said, I...
  10. Pets
    I am just so sad and confused right now. Our dear dog, Toby, who is 12 years old, was diagnosed today with bladder stones and stones in his urethra. This is causing him extreme pain. The vet bill today for xrays and blood and urine tests was $566. He needs surgery at a specialty vet in Indy...
  11. General Chat
    Ok guys- This is not for the faint-hearted and it's going to freak you out- but pay attention to what happens when you don't pay attention. Vidvir My father-in-law just sent it to me and I have to tell you that it sure scares the 'bejeezers' out of you... He says they were texting &...
  12. Question and Answer
    The price of applesauce is bugging me. I think it is time to make my own. Does anyone have a super easy recipe (I don't want to can) not yet anyway... I just want to make some applesauce and eat it... Anyone got applesauce?
  13. Dave Ramsey
    I am trying to find some easy ways to make some extra money in order to pay off debt.
  14. Pets
    In Jan. 2011 I found out my four year "mystery illness" (in which I truly thought I was dying the final year) was Celiac Disease. All I had to do was go gluten-free and I was cured *yipee*. Anyone that is gluten free knows you ever go to more of a whole foods diet or you spend a FORTUNE on GF...
  15. General Chat
    I'm grateful for the ignore feature on this forum, first of all. But I'm wondering if there is any way to make someone invisible. I would like to be able to set my preferences so I don't even have to see someone's name ever again on my screen. I do use the feature to ignore entire threads...
  16. Baking Breads
    I'm so making this bread! No Knead Bread: so easy a 4-yr old can make it! | Steamy Kitchen Recipes
  17. Money challenges
    I am a hairdresser living in a small town. I moved back here (home) 2 1/2 years ago and have slowly been building up my clientele. Today I will be splurging and buying a pay as you go cell phone and business cards and go like crazy putting these business cards out. I also work at an Esso garage...
  18. General Chat
    My all time favorite story. If you don't know this one, please take the time to read ~ A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean...
  19. Question and Answer
    I just tried looking online to see if i can find a recipe but not finding anything accept for fresh tomatoes...trying to figure out what to buy when i go shopping next week...I dont want to blow my money on spaghetti sauce if i can make it with cheaper things that can also be used for other...
  20. Healthy Cooking
    It looks easy enough.... with the right equipment. Would someone who's done this before like to tell me about their experience with it? DH likes yogurt and it's one of the healthy snacks he can have, but at $1+ per serving (for the good ones) buying him enough snacks for the week is going to...
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