January 5, 2007

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Tutti-Fruitti CakeRecipe for Tutti-Fruitti Cake. Cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the beaten eggs and the flavorings, blending well. Put the raisins, orange rind, cherries and nuts through the food processor and divide in half.

 

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Cinnamon PearsRecipe for Cinnamon Pears. Drain juice from can of Bartlett pears (1 lb size). Add 1/3 cup red cinnamon candies and 2 drops of red food coloring. Boil juice until candies have melted. Then pour back over pears and when cold, store in refrigerator.

 

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Nova Scotia Oatmeal BreadRecipe for Nova Scotia Oatmeal Bread. To the rolled oats, salt and shortening, add the 2 cups boiling water. When this mixture is tepid, add molasses and the yeast dissolved in 2/3 cup warm water. To all of the above add flour until the dough is firm enough to handle.

 

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Apple-Filled BiscuitsRecipe for Apple-Filled Biscuits.

 

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Surprise Hot SandwichesRecipe for Surprise Hot Sandwiches. Grind cheese, bologna, pickles and onion together. Stir in mustard and mayonnaise. Scoop out inside of hot dog buns. Fill with meat mixture.

 

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Orange Sugared WalnutsRecipe for Orange Sugared Walnuts. Combine sugar, water, and orange juice. Cool slowly, stirring until mixture boils. Boil slowly, without stirring, until a semi-firm ball will form when dropped into cold water or it reaches 250 degrees F on a candy thermometer.

 

Articles

cat in orange bag

Inexpensive Cat ToysDon't buy expensive cat toys! Put a marble, a couple paper clips or some dried beans in an empty prescription bottle, put the lid back on, and roll it across the floor. My cat plays with these for hours!

 

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Slick (Yellow Tabby Cat)Slick is about 3 years old and is a large yellow tabby. Slick was a stray that made his home under our car in Florida for several months before we moved back to WV.

 

New Year, New PlanIt's a new year and resolutions abound. Why not try some simple resolutions that will affect our spending and saving?

 

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Brown Sugar TipsSoften Hard Brown Sugar. For hard brown sugar, wet a paper towel, wrap it around the sugar and in a few hours or less, it will be soft.

 

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Maraschino DropsRecipe for Maraschino Drops. Drain and wipe cherries dry. Dip in melted sweet chocolate and place on buttered cookie sheet. Candied fruit peel is delicious with chocolate coating also.

 

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Poll: Did you file your taxes on time last year?Today's poll asks: Did you file your taxes on time last year?

 

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Easy Desserts For Unexpected GuestsIf you have frequent visitors, keep a plain cheesecake or pound cake in the freezer to bring out for refreshments. We all have jams and jellies in the cabinet or refrigerator.

 

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Old Socks For Bathroom CleaningUsing Old Socks For Bathroom Cleaning. Whenever I clean my bathrooms, I place a sock (preferably one from the hospital) on my hand. it helps when cleaning tight areas and cuts my time nearly in half.

 

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Online Book ExchangeOnline Book Exchange. You enter in the books you want to trade and the ones you want. If anyone wants them, you print out postage on the site. The only cost is $3.99 per book for shipping (and you don't pay for the books you send.)

 

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New Year's ResolutionsThis is a brainstorm for New Year's Resolutions. What are yours?

 

Putting the Leaves on Your Family Tree

Putting the Leaves on Your Family TreeGetting Started. Putting the leaves on your family tree is not as hard as it may seem. In these days of the Internet super-highway, putting together your family tree has become an attainable goal.

 

Stone Covered Golf Ball

Stone Covered Golf BallStone Covered Golf Ball. This is pretty much self explanatory. The stones came from a dollar store. I couldn't resist putting horns on it! It's temporarily sitting in a salt shaker lid, but I think it would be OK just sitting.

 

Questions

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Stains on a Leather Coat?Stains on a Leather Coat. How do you get a hand sanitizer stain off of a leather coat? One of my students squirted my leather coat with germex.

 

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Clingy Toddler?Clingy Toddler. My sister has a 17 month old son who just HANGS off her constantly. I know it's normal for kids that age to have seperation anxiety, but this is beyond that.

 

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Felted Wool and the Microwave?I would like to make some homemade heat packs, but I would like to use felted wool. Does anyone know if this would pose a fire problem in the microwave?

 

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Mayonnaise Stain on Suede?Mayonnaise Stain on Suede. A container of mayo fell out of the refrigerator onto my suede boots how to clean this greasy spot?

 

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Teaching Toddlers?Teaching Toddlers. I am a mother of a 21 month old boy and feel we need more structured learning, his language and other skills seem behind his peers. Any tips for teaching or websites, etc.

 

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Coke Stain on Clothing?Coke Stain on Clothing. How do you get Coke stains out of t-shirts?

 

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Blood Stains on Sheets?Blood Stains on Sheets. How do I get blood stains out of white sheets?

 

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Dirty Looking Elbows?Dirty Looking Elbows. I would like a remedy for getting my elbows free from looking dirty. They are very dark and often times very dry looking. It's very embarrassing.

 

Broken Cane Backed Chairs

Broken Cane Backed Chairs?Broken Cane Backed Chairs. I received some great ideas from a question posted about the broken caning on all of my dining room chairs. I've been shopping for six replacement chairs as the caning repair is going to run $200 ish per chair and that doesn't include the broken frames.

 

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Girls Choice Advice?Girls Choice Advice. I need some ideas to answer a girl to girls choice dance. Any Ideas?

 

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Cleaning a Stove After a Fire?There was a small fire in the house and now my white oven has a yellowish stain all over it from the smoke. How can I get it off?

 

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