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  • in reply to: Foodstamps- What you can purchase vs what you Should purchase #462283

    @Liss 921324 wrote:

    Many of you are aware that Foodstamps are the reason this site was started to begin with. We working 50+ hours a week with 2 little ones, barely making ends meet and a friend of mine suggested we apply. When we did, the woman was an atrocious monster of a bitch and told me to tell my husband to close his business and get a better job.

    Mmm Kay then. From that second on I worked tirelessly to find and create dirt cheap recipes to dig us out of debt, because let’s face it, at the time, the grocery bill was the only one that was variable. (You can read more about this in our Free Ebook, How to Feed a Family of 4 under $200 a Month)

    thank you for this, no i did not know that you went through that with your family. i went through a similar situation and left the foodstamp office crying my eyes out! i completely agree with your sentiments that if it weren’t for people like us that needed help that she wouldn’t have had a job at all.

    thank you for sharing your story and your free ebook its helped allot.

    @Rossboop 776294 wrote:

    Please does anyone have a very good way of fixing terricata pots,i have a few that are cracked or pieces are broken off,i was going to make like a cement concoction but i thought i would ask all of use and see what comes up,thank you…boop

    Put on rubber gloves to protect hands from any sharp edges

    Prepare surface to be glued by cleaning pieces with soapy water and toothbrush or gentle scrubbing pad
    Rinse and allow pieces to dry thoroughly

    Prepare a positioning box by filling a shallow container 3/4 full with dry rice or dried beans

    Use paintbrush to apply glue to only one of the broken edges
    Apply only enough glue to cover the edge

    Join pieces together with a swift movement
    Apply light pressure and avoid any back and forth motions
    Do not remove any glue that oozes from joint

    Set clay pot carefully in positioning box in a balanced position
    Allow pot to dry for at least one hour

    Gently scrape off excess glue with razor blade
    Use cotton swabs dipped in hot water to remove any remaining glue

    Place repaired clay pot back in positioning box for at least 24 hours
    Ensure the piece has completely dried

    in reply to: Waffle Cone Delights #461128

    @dexin 778230 wrote:

    To keep your cones upright in the freezer, place a cooling rack on the bottom of the freezer and set your cone tip in the cooling rack square. Just be careful when you lift them out not to snap off the bottom of the cone. You can freeze about 36 cones this way But it takes up most of the freezer shelf.


    that’s how i make our frozen pudding pop treats! just fill them with pudding (use a couple different flavors to make layers) and then freeze on a cookie sheet.

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    in reply to: How do I activate my Account? #461127

    @ajmille 771114 wrote:

    Hello, my username is ajmille. I have entered my regisrration through the email. However, I’m trying to pull up Mixes and I have only a white page.

    The server had a glitch for a day or so. If your account wasn’t activated you wouldn’t have been able to post. 🙂

    in reply to: Artisan Bread in five minutes a day (No Knead) #460885

    Thanks for sharing this recipe it was really easy to make. It literally does only take about 5 minutes a day and we go through a lot of loaves of bread in our house lately. It’s very good for toasting too.

    If you want variations add a couple tbs of well drained minced garlic *we use the kind in the jar* or a bit of garlic powder and a tbs of dried italian seasoning herbs.


    in reply to: ideas to stretch $100 total #455069

    I think the easiest way to save money and it to figure out where it’s going first. Like, how much are you spending and on what.

    For us we were spending a lot on snack mixes (cakes, brownies, cookie mixes, etc) and we started making our own when we found the site.

    We also started growing a couple herbs that we use often, basil and oregano. Sometimes just changing one or two habits makes a big difference.

    in reply to: Join our Potluck Party! #455068

    Here is the easiest Spinach salad recipe you could ever hope for

    4 slices bacon, or more to taste. cooked and crumbed
    1 (16 ounce) bag fresh spinach, stems removed
    2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
    1 small red onion, finely chopped

    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/3 cup ketchup
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    1/4 cup vinegar
    2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

    Combine all the salad ingredients in a big bowl. Mix all the dressing ingredient together and pour over the salad. Toss and serve.

    (That’s it!)

    in reply to: Any ideas on cooking trout? #455066

    @Stefani076 505112 wrote:

    Any new ideas on how to fix up fresh trout?

    That’s so funny I just looked up trout recipes yesterday because my husband caught a bunch and I need ways to cook them! Here’s the one that sounded the yummiest to me, it’s one of Emeril’s recipes.

    Trout-In-A-Pouch with Fresh Herbs and Garlic

    6 small whole trout, about 1 pound each, cleaned, rinsed and patted DRY with paper towels
    6 pieces aluminum foil about 16 by 16-inches
    1 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    3 lemons, sliced crosswise
    12 cloves garlic, thinly sliced, divided
    12 sprigs fresh rosemary, divided
    12 sprigs fresh Italian parsley, divided
    12 sprigs fresh mint, divided
    12 sprigs fresh marjoram or oregano, divided
    1 cup plus 2 tablespoons dry white wine, divided

    Put each fish on a piece of foil and rub with about a Tbs of oil on both sides. Season the fish with salt & pepper (inside and outsides). Stuff each fish with lemon slices, 2 cloves garlic, 2 sprigs of each herb. Fold the foil to form a bowl, drizzle with more olive oil and about 3Tbs wine (per fish). Seal it tightly, removing as much air as possible and bake 20-25 minutes

    My favorite stain fighting tips are

    A. Use the Super Laundry Sauce- it really works.

    B. Tea & Coffee stains can be removed easily by stretching the fabric over the sink and pouring boiling water onto the stain, through the fabric, it will rinse right out.

    C. Tomato Sauce stains come out easily if you rinse it immediately in cold water from the backside of the fabric. don’t run water through the front of the stain or you’ll only settle it in deeper into the fabric.

    rub in some laundry sauce and launder quickly.

    d. milk & ice cream stains should be treated by soaking in cold water for 10 minutes, but never hot water which will SET the stain forever. Rub it with dawn dish detergent and then wash normally.

    E. Never dry any fabric until a stain has been removed or it will set permanently.

    Those are my favorite stain removal tips!

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