November 28, 2006

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Overnight Coffee CakeRecipe for Overnight Coffee Cake. Cream together the sugar, shortening and vanilla. Add the egg, sifted dry ingredients and the milk. Pour half of the batter into a greased 8x8 inch square pan. Cover with half of topping.

 

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Grape PieRecipe for Grape Pie. Wash, drain and stem grapes. Remove and grind skins and set aside. Simmer pulp for 5 minutes. (Don't add water to pulp.) While hot, press pulp through sieve to remove seeds.combine steamed pulp with ground skins.

 

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Cloud 9 PieRecipe for Cloud 9 Pie. Combine sugar, gelatin and salt in saucepan. Add milk and egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, stirring until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat.

 

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Marshmallow Pilgrim HatsHere's a treat that looks old-fashioned but is made with two favorite modern-day sweets: marshmallows and chocolate. Set the chocolate-striped cookies stripes down on a wax-paper-covered tray, spacing them well apart. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or double boiler.

 

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Grandma's Cake DonutsRecipe for Grandma's Cake Donuts. Mix beaten eggs, milk, sugar and shortening. Blend well. Add flour and other dry ingredients. Stir well. On floured board, pat part of the dough 1/3 inch thick.

 

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Quick Cheese BreadRecipe for Quick Cheese Bread. In a small bowl combine seasonings, Parmesan cheese and butter. Spread on 12-14 pieces of bread, divided cheese evenly on bread, place on a cookie sheet and broil 4-6 inches from flame until cheese is melted and bread is warm.

 

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Double-Quick Dinner BunsRecipe for Double-Quick Dinner Buns. Dissolve yeast in water in mixing bowl. Add sugar, salt and about half the flour. Beat thoroughly for 2 minutes. Add egg and shortening. Then beat in gradually the remaining flour until smooth.

 

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Fourth of July JelloPears and colorful gelatin can make an Independence Day dessert!

 

Articles

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Checking the Prices on Family Sized PackagesChecking the Prices on Family Sized Packages. This occurred purely by chance. I was looking at packages of chicken and trying to select the best one when I noticed that the family size were less per pound than the standard size.

 

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Frugal Cork Grease For Woodwind InstrumentsAny of your kids studying a clarinet or another woodwind with a cork? I just found out that you can use lip balm instead of cork grease - cheaper, easier to get and smells better too.

 

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Reduce Energy CostsReduce Energy Costs. I have done this a few times. Ok, my friend said to cut down on electric costs, he shuts off his electric box. This is when he is out for a few hours, and at night before bed.

 

Santa decorated soap.

Santa SoapMake this quickie for a child using, kids' bubble bath or spray foam. For a teacher, use hand soap or hand sanitizer.

 

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Cleaning Windshield WipersCleaning Windshield Wipers. When your windshield wipers seem to not be working well, try cleaning them with simple soap and water. Dirt, leaves, and pine needles get stuck there.

 

Toyo-Mikado (Japanese Spitz)Sun and smile, in a Norwegian garden. After a hard day . . nice and dry!

 

A colorful granny square afghan.

Granny Square AfghanEvery year after the holidays, I choose a project to help fill the long winter evenings while watching my favorite TV programs. This is the end result of last winter's project. It is king size and it took 64 twelve inch granny squares to complete.

 

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Great Fudge Making TipGreat Fudge Making Tip. Fudge is easier to cut if you first remove it from the pan. You can do this with a little preparation ahead of time. Butter your pan, and then lay a strip of waxed paper across the pan about 4 - 6 inches wide and long enough to stick out over the edge on each side.

 

Questions

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How To RaffleI need ideas on how to raffle a centerpiece?

 

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Old Opened Chardonnay WineI have a bottle of chardonnay wine that has been opened and has not been refrigerated since then. It is about 2 years old. The color has turned from a pale pink to a burgundy color. Is this safe to drink or use in cooking or should I discard it?

 

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Baby Changing CushionDoes anyone know how to make a change cushion for a baby?

 

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Yarn TailWhat do I do with the starting "tail" of yarn from casting on to the Knifty Knitter?

 

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Gluten and Casein Free Cake RecipesI am looking for Gluten Free / Casein Free Cake recipes.

 

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What is the best online savings institution?What is the best online savings institution?

 

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Plastic Spoon Burnt in DishwasherA plastic spoon fell on the heating coil in my dishwasher during the drying cycle and melted it. There is now a burned smell in the washer and in my plastic dishes. How can I remove the smell?

 

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Crafts for KindergartnersI work in an after-school program for kindergartners and we are trying to figure out a gift that the children can make for their parents. Does any one have and suggestions? Any gifts your child made you that you really enjoyed?

 

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Permanent Marker on a GuitarI need help removing permanent marker from a spruce top guitar. It was a signature.

 

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Weight Loss SmoothiesDoes anyone know of some good recipes to make smoothies, the kind that also help you lose weight? I saw one advertised but I don't want to spend $30.00 on the recipe book. Thanks so much for all the help that I can always get here.

 

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Hello Kitty Party GamesI need some party games for my 11th birthday/slumber party. The theme is hello kitty.

 

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Moving To Wichita, KSMy husband is considering a job transfer Wichita, KS and I was wondering if anyone from that area can give me some information on cost of living, weather conditions, etc. Anything at all would be appreciated.

 

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