December 17, 2007

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Spiced Holiday PecansThese spicy nuts will be a hit with pepper lovers.

 

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Cream of Chicken Noodle SoupI cook only for myself, and try to find economical, but tasty, choices to enjoy. Now that the weather is cold, I especially like soups. Here's a different take on an old stand-by, Chicken Noodle:

 

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Chocolate ButtersweetsCream butter. Gradually add sugar, salt and vanilla and cream well. Blend in flour. Shape by tsp. into small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

 

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Dreamy Green BeansPour beans, soup and half of the onion rings into dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with remaining onion rings.

 

Articles

Sweet Gum Mini-Wreath

Sweet Gum Mini-WreathThis wreath is made from the seed pods from the sweet gum tree. This is a pattern for all you Southern folks that have these seed pods to clean up every fall from your yard.

 

Formula Can Snowman

Formula Can SnowmanI made this snowman out of empty formula cans and an empty pudding cup. I took empty 12 oz. and 25 oz. formula cans and painted them white.

 

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Use Airplane Sickness Bags As Funny Gift WrapFree Gift Wrap, especially if you have a sense of humour and like to travel! For wrapping gifts, at the holidays, or more especially souvenirs you bring home to friends and family from your vacation, collect the unused "barf" bags from the back pocket of your airplane seat.

 

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Algebraic System For Coloring ClayI've developed an algebraic system for creating a variety of colors for polymer and modeling clay. It's similar to the technique for mixing food coloring. What I do after conditioning the clay (I use the colors red, blue, yellow, black, and white) is form balls about 1 cm in diameter for each color.

 

paper doily in shape of fan

Doily Fan OrnamentsYou'll want to make several of these beautiful Victorian fans for your tree. Doilies come in a variety of colors, so choose one that works with the color and theme of your tree. The metallic silver and gold ones reflect the lights and are very pretty.

 

Dogs lying together.

Tibby and Charlie (Chihuahua Mix)Tibby and Charlie are brother and sister. In this photo, they are in our caravan exhausted after running and playing on the beach where we keep our caravan. They are 9 years old and are a chihuahua cross. We got them from a friend 9 years ago.

 

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Butter Is Better For CandymakingWhen making candy to be poured into a baking dish, I find if you use butter or a buttery tasting margarine the bottom of the candy tastes better than if you'd used a non-stick cooking spray.

 

Questions

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When are Kittens Ready for Solid Food?I have 3 four-week old kittens. How do I know when they're ready for solid food?

 

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Gum on Wool Clothing?How do I get gum out of my good wool coat?

 

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Neighbors Added Onto Our Fence without Permission?We put up a fence all around our yard. Put it 6 inches off the line. Our neighbor added onto our fence without asking us. They have 5 to 6 dogs that jump onto our fence. How can I get them to cut off our fence?

 

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Recipes for Breadsticks, Cookie Sticks, Etc?I'm seeking ideas for bread sticks and cookie sticks! I received a lovely lead crystal container as my first Christmas gift of 2007. The interior of the cylindrical container is just over 7" tall and about 5.25" in diameter. Although you could use it for flowers (a lot of them because the mouth is huge), I would like to put food in it, because it would be displayed very well!

 

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Removing Burnt Caramel from a Pan?I made caramel but it burned onto the bottom of the pan. How do you remove encrusted solid sugar/caramel from a stainless steel pot?

 

Five stockings.

Leeward's Christmas Stocking Pattern?I am looking for an old Christmas Stocking pattern that I believe was put out by Leewards. My mom made them for us when we were little and has since made some for my husband and kids. Now that I have another baby in the house, she's lost the pattern!

 

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Butterscotch Chip Cookie Recipe?Does anyone have a recipe for butterscotch chip cookies. The ones I can find are either the same as chocolate chip cookies or combine different chips.

 

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