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    Dancing Bear Cake

    Bake any flavor cake mix in 2 layer pans, 8 or 9 x 1 1/2", as directed on package. Melt 1 pkg (6oz) semisweet chocolate pieces and 1 tbsp. shortening over hot water. Cover baking sheet with waxed paper. Spread chocolate mixture 1/8" thick on baking sheet. Chill until firm. Prepare fluffy white...
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    Treasure Chest Cake

    Bake pound cake mix in a loaf pan, 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2", as directed on package. Prepare orange frosting mix as directed on package; reserve 2 tbsp. frosting. Frost cake with remaining frosting. Press cloverleaf pretzels into frosting for handles and lock. Use rope licorice for straps, squares...
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    Do's And Don'ts For Happy Children's Birthday Parties

    DO: *Plan the number of guests to correspond roughly to the age of the party child. *If you feel unsure, ask a friend or older child to help you. *Give every child a prize of some kind. *Keep menus simple. *Set a definite going home time. *Smile! Set the mood for the party. DON'T: *Expect the...
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    Pizza Dip

    Mix together: 1 - 8oz cream cheese soften 1/2 - tsp oregano 1/2 - tsp parsley 1/2 - tsp basil Spread into a 9 in pie plate Top with 1 cup of Italian blend shredded cheese Then Top with 1 cup pizza sauce Then Top with 1 cup of Italian blend shredded cheese Sauté till soften then place on...
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    Does anyone have any tips for cleaning a small bathroom?

    Hi,Anyone have any tips? It is 10:30 p.m. here, and I just want to get my bathroom clean for my b-day party on Fri.I am using lysol, and don't suggest Vineger, or lemon juice, I can't stand the smell of Vinegar, and we have no lemon juice.Thanks, Bunii
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    How many weeks after your miscarriage did you concieve?& was your following pregnancy ok?

    I recently on Jul 29th had a natural miscarriage in the ER. (I did not have to have a D&C). My doctor did not give me any instructions or lists of anything NOT TO DO. My husband and I had sex the following night & the next week. Is it possible that I could have gotten pregnant the day after my...
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    How soon after having a miscarriage did you conceive and have a normal pregnancy?

    Of course my doctor suggests to wait at least 2 or 3 normal cycles before trying again, so I will do that. But, I was just wondering if you'd like to share your success stories after having suffered a miscarriage. I guess I just need to hear some positive stories right now.
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    Carrot Cake with Buttercream Frosting recipe?

    I'm trying to find a great recipe for carrot cake with buttercream frosting for someone's birthday, (specifically requested). I can't seem to find any recipes that really fit this request. Have any tried and true recipes? Also, can buttercream frosting be used on any carrot cake or does it...
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    Anybody have a tried and true recipe for stuffed shells they can share?

    I am having a large gathering, this was the dish Birthday Boy requested and to be honest, my recipe has flopped a few times. Not a chance I want to take with the future in laws in attendance! Thanks in advance!
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    Women's World Recipe Requested?

    A few years ago, my mother had gotten a holiday issue of Women's World with a recipe in it for a White Fruitcake that was to die for! If anyone still has that issue/recipe and could forward it me that would be awesome! She made it for my birthday and I would LOVE to have it again this year...
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    Can I use any cake recipe in a 9x13 pan?

    I'm making a lemon birthday cake for my cousin this Saturday and the recipe I use has always been baked in round pans. I did find some recipes for a lemon cake, but they all use All-Purpose flour and I prefer using cake flour in my cakes.Soo if you have a recipe that matches my request, then...
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    Anyone have any HouseHold Tips???

    I am looking for a bunch of household hints, I do have one...After cutting onions rinse your hands and shake some salt on them, rub it in like lotion then rinse...the smell is gone!!
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    Raspberry Coconut Cookies

    Yields About 2&1/2 Dozen 1/2 c.shortening 1/2 c.packed brown sugar 6 T.sugar 1 egg 1/4 c.water 1/2 tsp.almond extract 1&1/2 2T.all purpose flour 1/2 tsp.salt 1/2 tsp.baking soda 1 c.flaked coconut 1/3 c.seedless raspberry jam In a large bowl,cream the shortening & the sugars till light...
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    A week at the gym...

    A WOMAN'S WEEK AT THE GYM If you read this without laughing out loud, there is something wrong with you. This is dedicated to everyone who ever attempted to get into a...

    Caterpillar Cupcake

    This oh-so-cute caterpillar, made by arranging fondant-covered cupcakes in a curved line, makes a memorable arrangement for a baby's first birthday party. Here, one jumbo cupcake is used for the head, and a dozen standard cupcakes make up the body. The remaining standard cupcakes can be frosted...

    Birthday Cupcakes

    No matter what the age of the recipients, these inspired creations will be such a hit, you'll need to make enough for seconds. Actually, make that thirds. These cheerful polka-dot cupcakes are perfect for sharing. These cupcakes, which are flavored with orange zest, can be made ahead and kept in...
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    Absolutely Ridiculous Cake Story

    9-year-old brings a birthday cake baked by her great-grandmother to school, but isn't allowed to share it because it's "too unhealthy". Here in the U.S., it would have been banned because celebrating birthdays is banned -- it's exclusionary...
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    "Chocotorta" (chococake)

    Ingredients: 500gr Cream 500gr Dulce de Leche* 750g Chocolate cookies Coffee *Dulce de Leche(sweet of milk) is a sweet based on milk, original from Argentina, but is nowadays sold all over the world. If you are interested, i can search for the recipe for you to do it at home. First of all...
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    So I'm having my birthday party tomorrow?

    I'm feeling bad because my mom kept saying everything I wanted was babyish. I don't think frosted animal cookies and funfetti cake is babyish. Do you? It's cookies and cake, not teething biscuts!
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    What causes Autism or How is it diagnosed to young children?

    My younger brother is four and he is a twin he was born first and he is the one with autism, why did he get it and not my other brother if usually it can be the youngest twin to have any problems or disabilties and how is it diagnosed what are the symptoms or signs to look for.