January 9, 2006

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Recipes

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Crush Punch (Great for Weddings)Dissolve sugar in boiling water. Cook until clear, but not syrupy. Add Jelly to water mixture. Then add pineapple juice, lemon juice and almond extract...

 

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Easy, Any Color, PunchGently fold 7-Up into softened sherbet. The flavor of the sherbet determines the color of the punch...

 

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Crabmeat DipMix first 5 ingredients. Add enough mayonnaise to hold together. Refrigerate. Serve with crackers...

 

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Instant Chocolate Cappuccino MixIf you like your mix with a stronger coffee flavor you can increase your amount of instant coffee granules up to 2 cups...

 

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Russian Tea MixMix ingredients together and store in a jar. Add 2 tsp. and mix to hot water for 1 cup tea...

 

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Ginger Ale (Switchel) For fun, rinse a fresh dandelion stem with water (to remove bitter taste) and use it as a straw. (This corresponds with a drink called "switchel" which can be found in old-fashioned rural American recipe books.)...

 

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Whar is Airelle?A French term for an alcoholic beverage that is distilled from fermented cranberries used for a brandy or liqueur.

 

A Friendly Raccoon

A Friendly RaccoonWe were lighting fireworks off on New Years eve and she (the raccoon) came running over to us and was so friendly and loving. She must had been someone's pet for her to be so friendly.

 

AAHHHHH!Little one in front of the tree.

 

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Removing Labels from Mailing BoxesWe have a daughter and her family who live 3000 miles away so I am always mailing packages. Removing the mailing labels has always been so annoying, but I happened to think of using my blow dryer to heat up the labels.

 

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Jelly Jar DeodorizersThese will last several months when uncapped. Just set in a room and let them do their magic.

 

Resolutions for a Green New Year

Resolutions for a Green New YearAnother year has come and gone and once again we are given the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and have a chance to adopt healthy new habits and new ways of being.

 

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Making Bread PuddingUse a large casserole dish. Put in 3 eggs, about a cup of milk, a tablespoon of honey, a shake of salt, a couple shakes of cinnamon, and a tablespoon of vanilla...

 

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Jewelry Cleaner (Gold with Gemstones)Soak jewelry for a few minutes then rinse well with water.

 

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Puzzle Decorating in Your Child's RoomA fun and easy and cheap way to decorate your child's room (and get them involved) is to allow them to pick out a puzzle that they like from the store.

 

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Multi Holiday Decorating TipThis Valentine hint, which will also work for Easter, is something I figured out when Christmas decorating. When we went to hang our collection of seven Santa ornaments, I didn't want to put all those holes in my new walls...

 

Puppy playing in the snow.

Dutch (Rottweiler)My longtime faithful companion and guard dog of 16 years passed away at Thanksgiving. A friend who knew how much I missed Doc arrived shortly thereafter with arms full of a wiggling grinning pup.

 

Questions

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Banana Stain on Carpet?How do I get banana stain off of carpet? My son had dropped a banana out of sight and I did not find until the afternoon, the stain is black!

 

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Moisturizer Stain on Leather Purse?I spilled clear oil on a pink leather purse. The oil is made by the Baar Co. It has peanut oil, olive oil, rose water, and lanolin. Outside of throwing the purse away, does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can remove the oil?

 

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Dog Footprints in House?I just got laminate floors in quite a large area of my home. We have 2 dogs, both labs and one of them is leaving footprints wherever he walks. Any suggestions? Why wouldn't they both be leaving them?

 

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Fabric Paint on Chair?I need help to remove fabric paint from a white Linen Dining room Chair. I've tried steam cleaning it and tried using Spray and Wash. The stains are still there.

 

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