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    Easy Petits Fours

    Bake Betty Crocker white cake mix in jelly roll pan, 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1", as directed on package. Cool. Cut cake into small squares, rounds, diamonds, hearts or other shapes. Place cake pieces upside down, a few at a time, on wire rack over large bowl. Pour Petits Fours Icing (below) over top...
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    Decorators' Icing

    Mix 2 cups confectioners' sugar and enough hot water to consistency to be used in decorators' tube. Tint with few drops food color.
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    Fruit-Filled Watermelon

    Cut thin horizontal slice from bottom of watermelon so it will rest evenly; slice watermelon lengthwise in half. Carve a decorative zigzag edge from sliced edge of one half of watermelon; scoop out fruit to form a bowl. Scoop melon balls from second half. Fill bowl with watermelon, honeydew and...
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    Are you wondering about "NON" prescritpion contacts?

    FTC Warns Sellers of Cosmetic Contact LensesWASHINGTON D.C., July 2006 — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has warned on-line sellers of cosmetic contact lenses that they must comply with regulations requiring verification of prescriptions issued from an appropriate eye care professional.The FTC...
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    How can I organize my kitchen utensils?

    I don't have many kitchen utensils, but they are just thrown into a large drawer that isn't very deep. It looks sloppy and disorganized. I could buy a nice utensil holder, but I prefer to keep my counters fairly clear. I have some candles and a few decorative accesories, but that is pretty much...
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    What is a good way to set up/decorate an eat-in kitchen? My decorating style is 60's-70's, vintage?

    I am moving into a new place with an eat in kitchen and could use some tips.
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    I want to do a Moroccan theme for my dining room. Any suggestions? Also for paint color. My kitchen is red.?

    My kitchen and dining room wall connect. i wanted to do a mauve/magenta color but it might clash with the red in my kitchen. Any suggestions?? Decorating tips?
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    Household money saving tips, storage ideas & furniture reycling ideas?

    I have recently moved into my first apartment, and I was wondering if you have any useful household management tips? I'd love to hear everyones ideas on how to save a little money (recycling old furniture & clothes, coupons, buying/keeping food & cleaning products etc...), how to maximise...
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    Does anyone have any tips of organizing with a household of 7 (almost 8)?

    I am a homeschooling mom of 5 children, number 6 will be here in October. My house is running away without us, I need help in organizing laundry and clothes, school supplies and just space saving in general. Thank you!!!
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    Decorating my Home - Living for the first time on my own?

    Hello everyone, I am going to be living for the first time on my own ... I am moving out of my parents house and to another country. Egypt, Cairo.I already have an apartment there, 2-bed room and fully furnished including all electrical appliancesI would still need to buy kitchen utilities...
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    Quick costless decorating tips with household items please?

    I have 6 hours before my husbands parents come visit, they just called to say they were coming, they have never seen our new place, and hated our last place because it was "drab" I need some tips on how to spruce up the place with house-hold stuff that won't take too much time.
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    Where do I find Olive Green Small Kitchen Appliances?

    I am decorating my kitchen with a itiliano/olive garden feel. I want cooking wine, small wine racks, exotic olive oils, lots of earthy tones like olive green, cream, and sand. I want to know some great ideas for my theme. I also wanted all the countertop appliances and such to be olive green b/c...
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    Household money saving tips, storage ideas & furniture recycling ideas?

    I am moving into a new home for the first time, and I was wondering if you have any useful tips? I'd love to hear everyones ideas on how to save a little money (recycling old furniture, coupons, buying/keeping food & cleaning products etc...), how to maximise storage & reduce clutter, any lovely...
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    21 Things Your Burglar Won't Tell You

    These are precautions you can take to protect you and your property... 1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator. 2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard...
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    Buffalo Chicken Soup

    2 medium stalks celery, chopped * 1 medium carrot, chopped * 1 small onion, chopped * 32-oz fat-free chicken broth * 2 tbsp butter * 2 tbsp all-purpose flour * 1 cup fat-free half-and-half * 8 oz. light cream cheese, softened * 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce, or to taste * 2 cups shredded cooked...
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    Peppermint Angel Food Cake

    1 − 16 oz. package of angel food cake mix 10 striped round peppermint candies, crushed (1/3 cup) For Sauce: 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 4 teaspoons cornstarch 1/2 cup evaporated skim milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Prepare cake according to package directions. Gently fold in crushed candy...
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    Carrot Cake With Creamcheese Frosting

    1 c. sugar 1 c. light brown sugar 1 c. oil 1 c. ricotta cheese 3 lg. eggs 2 c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. baking soda 2 c. shredded carrots 1/2 c. pineapple, crushed 1/2 c. walnuts 2 1/2 c. raisins Berries of your choice for...
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    Cherry Rocky Road Fudge

    2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 1/4 cups (14 oz. can) sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon coffee extract or flavoring (optional) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla-nut flavoring (optional) 2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice (reserved from jar) 3 cups miniature marshmallows...
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    Luby's Butternut Brownie Pie

    4 extra-large egg whites, at room temperature 1/8 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 1/4 cup sugar 14 graham crackers, broken into ½ -inch pieces 1 cup whipping cream ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped, plus extra for decorating the top of the pie Preheat...
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    Ginger Spice Muffin Mix in a Jar

    1 3/4 cups flour 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Store mixture in...