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A Feast Fit For Three Kings

It's that time again. Time to start basting the turkey and getting ready for one of the biggest meals of the year. Why not 'Wow' them this year with a gourmet twist on the classic favorites? Try a few, or all of these holiday recipes from our friends at Recipe Du Jour. All you need to add is your favorite dessert. For those of you who will be serving...

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Should I Stay or Should I Go?

If you are against the idea of leaving your long time home, or still "sitting on a fence" about whether to stay or move, let me give you my perspective on this. Changes, changes, changes Although I read and hear over and over again about the value of "aging in place" (remaining in your family home as you age), I just don't buy it. Just as...

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Christmas Cream Cookies
Christmas Cream Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups creamo 1 cup milk 3 tablespoons baking powder 1 1/2 cups shortening (creamed) i.e Crisco vegetable shortening 2 cups sugar 8 cups flour Directions: Cream shortening.  Add sugar and mix until fluffy.  Add creamo and milk, baking powder and 7cups of flour (use 1 cup for rolling out dough). Mix until well blended.  ...

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Have Yourself a Victorian Christmas!
Have Yourself a Victorian Christmas!

It may seem very complicated and appear to be a lot of hard work, but planning a Victorian Christmas is not only a memorable experience, it is lots of fun too. The key to the whole plan is to start the activities early! In prior years, when I was teaching cooking classes on this very theme, I would have to schedule the classes during the last...

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Delicious Backyard Barbecue Recipes
Delicious Backyard Barbecue Recipes

On the grill or in the oven, tasty wing recipes and more. (ARA) - Summer is meant to be spent outside and what's better than fast and delicious dishes for the backyard grill? Whether you're planning a graduation party, family get together or a weekend with friends, there's nothing like the ease of an outdoor barbecue to celebrate the arrival of...

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Ten Teas From Plants Around You And Their Benefits
Ten Teas From Plants Around You And Their Benefits

Tea handling instructions: All teas unless specified are brewed with 1 teaspoon dry material or 2 teaspoons fresh material to 1 cup of water. Always steep. This means pouring hot water over material and letting set for 5 - 15 minutes. Always dry leaves and roots out of the sun, in dark airy places. Then store in airtight containers. Try these...

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Apple Candle Holders
Apple Candle Holders

Make them for party favours, give them as gifts or just decorate your home for the holidays. Materials: Apple Apple corer Taper candle Evergreen branch Directions: 1. Purchase apples that will sit upright and are quite firm. A soft apple will not last as long. 2. Core out a hole in the apple to fit a taper candle. Make the...

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Nutty News
Nutty News

Store shelled nuts in either the freezer or refrigerator to keep fresh. When slivering nuts, cut them immediately after removing the skins after blanching, as this is when the nut is the softest. Do not use a food processor or blender to grind nuts. They tend to crush the nuts that release the oils, causing lumping. Buy an inexpensive...

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