December 22, 2004

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Hot Christmas (Or New Years) WassailCombine juices and sugar to taste. Put in crock pot. Put 2-3 cloves in sides of rings. Add cinnamon sticks. Enjoy!

 

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Lobster TarragonOne of our favorite recipes for a special Christmas Eve or New Year's dinner is lobster in a creamy tomato tarragon sauce, which I adapted about twenty years ago from a recipe Julia Child published for chicken breasts in a tarragon white wine sauce.

 

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Chamomile Lavender Calendula SaltsMix dry ingredients together first. Sift. Add scent. Mix well then sift together to incorporate the scent.

 

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Holiday Dog CollarUse some scrap fabric and sew a tube twice as long as your dog's collar and wide enough to pull the collar thru. Gather as you go, then buckle around the dog's neck scrunched up like a scrunchie. Holiday festive! By Linda

 

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Dishes Made SimpleWe don't use the dishwasher that came with our house because it uses 9-16 gallons of water per wash and runs for hours! I can wash dishes by hand in 2-3 gallons of water. . .

 

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Easy Gingerbread HousesFor easy gingerbread houses just use graham crackers assembled with regular tub frosting. You can make the houses ahead of time and then let the kiddos decorate from there. We just did this for 7 little kids and they thought it was great.

 

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Need Pinecones For Decorations? Go To The ParkGo to a local park where the pine cone droppings are yours for free. Bring a basket and fill it up. Bring them home and hot glue them on a wreath or spray them with gold or silver paint. Your choices of what to do with them are endless. By joesgirl

 

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Sweet Floral Breeze Salts - White Lilac Gardenia Almond Bath SaltsMix dry ingredients together first. Sift. Add scent. Mix well then sift together to incorporate the scent...

 

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Create Wall Decorations With Last Years Christmas CardsEvery year you find the Christmas cards you had received from the year before when going thru your Christmas stuff. You can put those cards to good use by cutting them where the card is folded, so you have the front of the card in one piece and the greeting in the other...

 

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Gift for Your Cat - Make a Scratching BoxIf you want to make a gift for your cat, but aren't inclined to bake kitty treats, make him (or her) a scratching box. Take a small, flat box and cut off one of the large sides.

 

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Victorian Rose Oat Milk Bath SaltsMix dry ingredients together first. Sift. Add scent. Mix well then sift together to incorporate the scent.

 

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Citrus Jubilee Salts - Orange Lemongrass Bath SaltMix dry ingredients together first. Sift. Add scent. Mix well then sift together to incorporate the scent...

 

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Create Attractive Storage Containers With Popcorn TinsGet those empty popcorn tins from Christmas with snow men and other Christmas stuff on them. Put them to good use.

 

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Removing Stuck Fudge?Hi All - I made Christmas fudge, didn't butter or line the glass dish & now I cannot get it out of the pan without destroying it physically. Hmmm, my first time - Any suggestions on how to remove the fudge without ruining it? Thanks! Debra

 

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January Birthday Party?I have a birthday party to plan for January 3rd. It is an office party for our woman administrator. She love Americana and Country stuff. I need ideas for decorating without having to go out and buy Americana items at top dollar. Help. Mary Ellen

 

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Removing Soot From Carpet?We got some soot on the carpet from the woodburning stove. Any suggestions for how to remove it? Kate

 

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Looking for Soy Milk Advice?Hello, we just found out that the majority of our family members have a dairy allergy. I am looking for coupons, offers, information and any suggestions conserning soy or rice milk products. Also, has anyone tried making soy milk? Any success? This is a bit overwhelming on our income, so I thank you very much for your time. Karaof4 from Minnesota.

 

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Removing Snail Slime Trail On Jeans?How do I get rid of snail trail slime that has penetrated through the material on pair of black jeans? My attempts so far have not removed this slime trail or do I just wait for it to wear out through repeated washings? Kathy from Washington

 

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Leewards Advent Calendar?I too am looking for the Leewards Advent Calendar from the 1970s that is a Christmas tree made from felt on a white background with felt/sequin ornaments that hang on it - there's a candy cane, house with snow, panda bear, clown, rabbit, etc.

 

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