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OCTOBER 10, 2013 9:03AM

Chow Daddy

 

 

Since the future of OS seems in doubt, sadly, I've started a new food blog and moved some Squeakin' By content over there.

 

Link:   http://chowdaddy.blogspot.com/

 

Walt Blevins, if you are reading this, I've linked to your Cheap Bastid site on the Chow Daddy Food L… Read full post »

 

 

 

 

 This post is a bit different than what you will normally find at Squeakin' By, but I'm including it since many of you on the left are more concerned with what you put in your body than many folks on the right are. I'm a conservative, but… Read full post »

 

It should be obvious to most who do not have their heads buried in the sand that a general economic collapse is upon us. 

Certainly, it won't be confined to the U.S., but it's going to hit America hard.

This would be a good opportunity to start prepping if you… Read full post »

 

It should be obvious to most who do not have their heads buried in the sand that a general economic collapse is upon us. 

Certainly, it won't be confined to the U.S., but it's going to hit America hard.

This would be a good opportunity to start prepping if you… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 10, 2013 2:34PM

Tortillas

 

 

                                            

  &nbs…

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JANUARY 27, 2013 11:57AM

OS is up again.

 

Looks like OS is up and running again, at least for awhile. I stopped posting on Squeakin' By after my other account got canned. This blog will stay the same and I'll post more recipies and money saving stuff as I can.

 

I notice registration has been suspended so… Read full post »

JUNE 4, 2012 9:35PM

Home Made Spaghetti O's

 

 

 

                           Spaghetti Os 

 

Ouick, easy and inexpensive.

Go to the grocery store and grab a box or two of tubettini pasta, or simi… Read full post »

APRIL 30, 2012 8:21PM

Home Made Corn Dogs

 

 

                               Corn Dog Minis 

 

Well, it looks like I may be back to dumpster diving soon. In the mean time, here is… Read full post »

APRIL 30, 2012 8:19PM

Home Made Corn Dogs

 

 

                               Corn Dog Minis 

 

Well, it looks like I may be back to dumpster diving soon. In the mean time, here is… Read full post »

 

Well, of course, there's the Choco Taco, but my son came up with this "recipe" and it is such a fun idea I thought I'd share it. This would be great, though messy, for kids parties.

It's an ice cream taco that we make with blina as the (soft) shell.… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 11, 2012 12:00PM

Home Made Yogurt

                              Yogurt 

 

Homemade Yogurt (This is a good recipe)

You will need:


1 gallon milk (I like whole because it makes the c… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2012 8:11PM

Delicious Onion Soup

 

  

 The wife was kind enough to make this for her undeserving husband.

                       

For the stock: (You will need 6 pounds of onions total, the sweeter,… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 2, 2012 3:08PM

Make your own fabric softener.

 

If you do not want to use straight vinegar as a fabric softener, my wife has come up with a hybrid recipe that works:

 

6 cups warm water

3 cups white vinegar

2 cups hair conditioner (Suave or Dollar Tree brand is fine)

1 cup baking soda (Optional)

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JANUARY 22, 2012 11:21PM

Make your own laundry detergent.

Here is a recipe for home made laundry detergent.

 

4  Cups - hot tap water
 

1  Fels-Naptha soap bar

1 Cup - Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

1/2 Cup 20 Mule Team Borax

- Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heatRead full post »

 

Might not be too bad with some Sweet Baby Ray's sauce.

 

 

 

Might not be too bad with some Sweet Baby Ray's sauce.

 

 

 

Might not be too bad with some Sweet Baby Ray's sauce.

 

 

 

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Just when you thought you have heard it all, China serves you with a new one. This time served fresh as hard boiled eggs from children’s urine. In the province of Zhejiang in China, urine boiled eggs is a delicacy and locals can’t get enough of them.

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NOVEMBER 15, 2010 2:41PM

The Margarine scam.

 

 

 Margarine Lid

 

 

One morning, not too long ago,  I was getting ready to cook some fried eggs. I went to the fridge, got out the tub of margarine and scooped out a big blob and plopped it into the frying pan. After about a minute or so, I noticed… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 13, 2010 12:01PM

Pumpkin Pancakes

Sorry, no photos available.

 

Here's a recipe worth trying......with thanks to the wife for this one:

 

2 cups flour

 

 

1/4 cup sugar

 

 

1 - 2 teaspoons baking powder

 

 

3 eggs

 

 

1 cup pumpkin

 

 

... pumpkin spices to taste

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JULY 1, 2010 11:24AM

Home made beef pot pie.

                          

 

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MARCH 20, 2010 10:41AM

Foraging

 

 

If things get bad enough for you that you find yourself out on the street with absolutely nothing, then you will want to check out this website that deals with foraging for food. (Link)

 

There are also videos:

 

 

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MARCH 1, 2010 3:01PM

Pork Butt

 

 

                                 Pork Butt 

 

Now admittedly, most folks will avoid pork butt if they can afford a more… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 2, 2010 1:57PM

Shopping at the Dollar Store

 

 

                               Dollar Tree 

 

 

So, as your budget continues to get tight, you need to come up with ever… Read full post »

JANUARY 1, 2010 11:35AM

Family Game Night

                         Sorry 1   

 

 

When money gets tight, it can be difficult to meet even the basic expenses such as utilities. A good way to save so… Read full post »