December 23, 2009

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Fruit CakeIt's rich and moist. Place the fruit mix, cherries, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, water, brandy and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil.


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Hot Mushroom TurnoversThese are fussy to make but great to have in the freezer for special occasions. I freeze them uncooked. I've been making them each year for the holidays for 30 some years and they're always popular.


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Oven Baked ChickenThis is a great, cheap main dish for your Christmas meal, especially if you have a smaller group to feed. This is perfect for our small family.


rabbits with Santa hats

Christmas Treats For Our Beloved PetsBe it the dog who snuggles next to you at night or the kitty who delights you with her antics every day, or the parakeet that sings so sweetly for you or even that hamster or gerbil that your child talked you into, I have a recipe for a special present for them.


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Christmas BreakfastThis is as much of a menu as it is a recipe. We call it Christmas breakfast. Its a fun twist on the same ole foods we have for breakfast through out the year.


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Coconut Snowball KrispiesLight and fluffy bite size treats.


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Pecan Pie BarsCombine 1/3 of the cake mix with 1 egg and margarine in bowl, mixing well. Press into greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Combine remaining cake mix, 3 eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla in bowl.



Christmas: Shepard Cat

Christmas: Shepard CatHere is a picture of our cat (his name is Desmond Morton) in the middle, dressed like a shepherd with my sheep.


geometric design plywood table

Plywood TableMy dad had an old plywood table just sitting on his porch and I'd been wanting to do something with it for the longest. I turned it into a mosaic tabletop and love it on their porch now!


Lola (Calico)Lola is almost 2 years old and a Domestic Shorthair Calico. My mother got Lola for me for this Christmas. She got her from the SPCA on Friday after Thanksgiving.


Wooden Santas.

Christmas SlantasCut wood at an angle. Paint with red acrylic paint, leaving the face part natural. Use fabric glue for the beard, red felt nose, and google eyes.


elephant print placemats

Fabric PlacematsI bought this African printed fabric. I cut the placemats on the border. Cut the batting and cotton fabric the same size as the printed fabric. I stitched the printed fabric and plain fabric together on the wrong side.


snow glass block

Snow Theme Lighted Glass BlockWash and dry outside of glass block. When block is clean and dry, use a strip of masking tape to cover the plastic "plug", Place plug in hole of glass block.


blown away snowman gift can

"Blown Away by the Holidays" Gift CanStart with an ordinary tin can to create this fun candy or gift tote. It's easy enough for grade school kids to make. Or use as place cards on the party table.


Three medicine bottle carolers.

Medicine Bottle CarolersRecycled medicine bottles for carolers. I took 3 medicine bottles and turned them upside down. I painted the wooden balls a flesh color, let dry then painted faces with black paint.



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Home Remedies for a Dog with Flatulence?I need a solution to a "bad" gas problem with my Boston Terrier.


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Freezing Cooked Ham?I was given a precooked, frozen 10 lb. boneless ham for Christmas. I will not be able to eat all of this ham before the first of the year. Can I refreeze smaller portions in freezer bags for use later in recipes that call for ham?


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Dyeing Leather Furniture?I need helpful advice for repairing and dyeing my old and loved leather couch.


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Trouble House Training a 3 Year Old Dog?I have a 3 year old Yorkie Bischon. I have had her for only one year.


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Finding a Muzzle for a St. Bernard?I have a very large St. Bernard dog who will at times be unpleasant. I am looking to find a muzzle to fit him; he is too big for any that I can find in any store.


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