December 8, 2005

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Egg Nog-Poppy Seed BreadHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom only of loaf pan or 2 small loaf pans. Mix all ingredients; beat 30 seconds. Pour into pans. Bake 9 inch loaf for 55 to 65 minutes and 8 inch loaf 55 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; remove from pan...

 

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Fresh Cabbage and Tomato SaladThis crisp and refreshing salad makes a great side dish or a light lunch. Your children will love vegetables made this way too.

 

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Cafe OleFor each serving, place 2 Tbsp. of the liqueur and 1 Tbsp. of the cocoa mix into cup. Fill each with 3/4 cup hot coffee; stir to blend. Top each serving with whipped cream and cinnamon stick. Makes 8 servings...

 

Fish bowl filled with Jello.

Goldfish Bowl JelloThis is a huge hit! It looks so cool when completed. It's a bit of work, but definitely worth it.

 

Articles

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Keeping Futon from SlippingTo keep my futon mattress from slipping and sliding, I took 2 rolls of gripping shelf liner and laid one under the seat part, and one behind the back part. Now the mattress stays in place!...

 

A Quick Remodel for the BedroomIt is a snap to do a small remodel to just make a change from what you are tired of looking at. For this fast inexpensive remodel I simply added colored mini blinds and chenille pillows to add color and jazz it up.

 

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Homemade Gift Ideas and PackagingFor small gifts, hot chocolate mixes, coffee creamers, etc., take inexpensive felt sheets 8x11 and cut in half longways. You have two pieces 4x11. Sew or glue sides together (I sewed them), resulting in a bag that is 4x5 1/2.

 

Sadie Rose with Santa (Yellow Labrador Retriever)

Sadie Rose with Santa (Yellow Labrador...This is Sadie. She is my 5 month old yellow labrador retriever. I got her from a friend on Sept. 1st. She loves to SWIM and chase squirrels.

 

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Preserving a Wedding InvitationWedding invitations are so beautiful. I wanted to keep one for me when I got married. I cut lace and ribbons and glued it to the edges of the invitation and framed it. I did the same for my husband's friend.

 

Sustainable Entertaining

Holiday Entertaining with Sustainable StyleWith the endless holiday festivities, American's waistlines aren't the only thing expanding during the holidays. Our landfills are, too. We throw out a staggering 25% more garbage during the period from Thanksgiving to New Years.

 

Closeup of individual painted leaf.

Metallic LeavesMetallic paint adds glitz to pressed leaves that can be hung in a window or off an evergreen bough for the holidays.

 

Stocking hanging on mantle.

Felt StockingA Christmas favorite to remind you of your childhood - a brightly colored, festive stocking that your kids are sure to love as much as you did.

 

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Quick and Easy Base for SoupA can of cream of chicken soup blended with 6 cups water, makes a good base for chicken or turkey soup, with rice or noodles. Also quick and easy for dumplings!

 

Questions

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Matching the Color of My Leather Couch?I have a leather eggshell cream coloured lounge and stupidly during cleaning pen marks off it one day removed the colour or paint (whatever it is). I would like to know if there is something I can do to colour it again.

 

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Cat Tent Pattern?I am looking for a simple pattern to make a "Cat Tent" for my daughter's cat. He loves to hide deep in the covers or a box. So I thought he might like a dark, soft cat tent.

 

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