February 9, 2005

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French Cherry PieAdd sugar and flavoring to creamed cheese and beat until smooth and fluffy. Fold creamed cheese mixture into the whipped cream carefully. Spread over bottom of baked pie shell. Cover with Comstock Cherries and chill thoroughly.

 

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Burnt Sugar PieMakes 2 pies. Measure sugar and butter; brown together until medium brown. While this is browning, mix egg yolks with milk and heat. Stir flour into browned sugar and butter; blending well. Add milk-egg yolks mixture; stir it all together well. Add vanilla. Pour into baked pie shell and top with meringue.

 

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Philly Cream Cheese CookiesMix well. Drop onto cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 15-17 minutes.

 

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Keeping Tea FreshTips for storing tea and keeping it fresh. Post your ideas.

 

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Keeping Punch ColdThe best way to keep party punch cool is to freeze some of the punch in ice-cube trays or a ring mould. Float the frozen punch in your bowl to keep it chilled but undiluted.

 

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Making Hard Candy TipsHere's a couple of tips for making hard candy using flavoring oil from the "experience is the best teacher" file.

 

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Uses for Fruit JuiceUses for fruit juice, other than drinking it. Post your ideas.

 

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Removing Logos From Promotional ItemsI recently purchased a small coin purse from a surplus store. The tiny purse had a company logo on it. I used fingernail polish remover the wipe off the gold lettering of the logo.

 

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Crystal Lite Containers for Crochet HooksThe large containers for crystal lite and such are a great holder for crochet hooks and nuts and bolts. The bottle of wine holders that everyone is selling is super for knit needles. By CHEAPERTHANCHEAP

 

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Getting the Most out of Turkey or Chicken BonesTo pull the calcium out of chicken or turkey bones add 1 ounce vinegar to each quart of water up to 4 ounces total when you are making soup stock.

 

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Milk for CatsCats love milk. I use the lactaid milk made for humans who are lactose intolerant. Since it's more expensive than regular milk, I dilute it with water.

 

Photo note card with carnations.

Valentine's Day Note CardsHere's one of my collections of Valentine's Day note cards. I take the pictures myself and print them on quality white matte note cards. By kate

 

Eddie (Bombay?)This is Eddie, my kitten that I adopted after a friend found him wandering along side a road as a tiny kitten in Northern Michigan. He is about 2 months old.

 

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Breaking in New ShoesWhen wearing a new pair of shoes with stockings, you might hear a noise as you walk where the heel slips off the shoe because of perspiration and newness of the shoe.

 

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Cleaning Denim Vest With Mink Lining?My hunter husband has gotten his denim vest soiled with soil. I want to put it in the washing machine but it has a real mink fur lining and I don't know what washing it will do to the fur. The fur is not dirty only the denim weight, green, army type material is dirty. The fur lining is sewn right with the material, not a zipper lining. Julie

 

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Cleaning Old Marble End Tables?I am in need of help with cleaning Marble end tables that I just got back into this house after 35 years. The End tables were given to a family member years ago and now that I have them back she has painted the table and the tan marble with Brown ugly paint.

 

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Keeping Coffee Fresh?Tips for keeping coffee fresh. Post your ideas.

 

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Cleaning Rust Off Cast Iron Wood Stove?I have a cast iron woodstove (Vermont castings) and I had a leaky roof that dripped water onto the top of the stove. How do I clean the rust off without damaging the black cast iron? Lisa

 

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Crocheted Skunk Air Fresh Cover?Years ago my mom had a crocheted skunk that you put over a can of air freshener and the freshener sprayed out of the skunk's bottom. A bit corny, but I would like to make one for a neighbor of mine who collects them, only I can't find a pattern. Any one know where I can find one? Lydia

 

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Redecorating Room With a Dirt Bike Theme?I am redecorating my 7yr old boy's room. He wants to have a flame/dirtbike themed room with lots of chrome. I need any ideas out there on how to do this on a budget. I am into using any props as he does not have much in the way of funiture but we do have lots of dirtbike stuff. Please help with any ideas we are doing this over Feb 9-14 while he is away! Thanks Leanne from Lake Country, Canada

 

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Best Place To Get a Sofa Bed?I am moving out for the first time. I am in need of a sofa bed. Any suggestions? Thank You, Britta, TX

 

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