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    Steamed Holiday Pudding

    1 cup Gold Medal flour (if using self-rising flour, decrease baking soda to 1/2 tsp.) 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 3/4 tsp. mace 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1 1/2 cups cut-up raisins 2 cups currants 3/4 cup finely cut-up citron 1/3 cup each cut-up candied orange and candied lemon peel 1/3...
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    Holiday Miniatures - Gifts

    Line boxes and fill them with tiny fruitcakes, cookies and candies nestled in small paper baking cups or candy frills. Cover with plastic wrap, then gift paper, and freeze. Personal presents ready for neighbors, the mail-man, paper boy, or holiday callers.
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    Holiday Foods That Freeze Well - Make Ahead Tips

    Candies, Cookies, Tiny Fruit Cakes, Seasoned Nuts: Pack in a box with waxed paper between layers. Freezes for about 9-12 months. Nut Breads, Yeast Breads, Coffee Cakes, Steamed Puddings: Cool thoroughly before wrapping. Freezes for about 9-12 months Pies: Freeze before wrapping. Freezes for...
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    Does anyone have a good Peppermint Schnapps cheesecake recipe? ?

    I normally make a cheesecake for every holiday luncheon, by request I'm looking for a Peppermint Schnapps recipe. If you have one that you would share in it's entirety I would greatly appreciate it.
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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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    Has anyone booked in expedia a vacation package (flight + hotel)? Good experience?

    I'll want to know if that is a safe way to arrange a vacation trip without flight or hotel troubles caused by internet shopping.
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    Tough recipe request...need a vegan side dish for thanksgiving see more..?

    for five people Low in Weight Watchers points that I can make in a toaster oven...
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    Family is planning a Disneyland and LA vacation, can I accomplish both with one hotel location?

    LA and Anaheim are rather close in proximity, but is the traffic too much that it would be better to choose an Anaheim hotel for Disney, then move to an LA hotel for that portion of the trip? What are some recommendations?
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    Where is the best all inclusive island/hotel to visit on vacation during the month of December/January?

    i've been to a couple different islands during March in the past but am planning on a December trip this year... Any good ideas or personal experiences? Thanks for your help!
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    what's the best hotel stay for vacation @ disneyland?

    I'm planning to go to disneyland in late july. I have two young children so if any one would recommend a family friendly place that's not to expensive, or just positive experiences with your stay.
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    Florida keys vacation hotel questions?

    we are planning on taking a vacation to the keys next month but dont know where to stay. we want it to be on the beach but not too expensive. ive been to the booking sites but its hard to tell which ones are on the beach and which ones arent
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    Which hotel in Edinburgh, UK is good to stay in for two weeks while on vacation?

    My girlfriend and I are planning to go to Edinburgh for two weeks on vacation but can't make up our mind on which hotel to stay in? We've found hotels that claim their the best but I want to know which hotel is good from people that have stayed in them while on vacation over there in Edinburgh.
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    When did you last clean the refrigerator coils?,2041,DIY_14119_2276123,00.html
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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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    What r some tips and tricks to organise all aspects of the household?

    What r some tips and tricks to organise all aspects of the household?
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    Italian Style Roasted Pork (Porchetta)

    3-4 lb slab of pork belly 2 lb pork tenderloin, cut to same length of the pork belly spice rub 2 tbs Morton kosher salt 1 tbs 5 spice powder 1 tbs sugar 1/2 tbs garlic powder 1/2 tbs pepper 1/4 tbs ginger powder optional brine solution 1/4 cup Morton kosher salt 1/4 cup sugar 4 cloves garlic...
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    Cherries With a Kick!

    This is great for Holiday drinks or for parties! 1 large jar of Maraschino Cherries WITH stems 1 bottle of Hot Damn Liquor Drain off all the juice from the cherries. Put it in another jar and keep it in the refrigerator for baking. Pour Hot Damn Liquor over the cherries to cover. Replace lid...
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    Peppermint Patty Cocktail

    This drink called the Peppermint Patty is a great option to make if you're looking for a holiday cocktail. How can you go wrong with the flavors of chocolate and mint together in one drink? Give it a try at your upcoming holiday parties. * 2 parts Absolut Vodka * 1 part Hiram Walker...
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    Tangy Pickled Vegetables

    Ingredients 1½ tbsp. whole mustard seeds 1 tbsp. whole black peppercorns 1/2 tsp. salt 3 bay leaves 2 cinnamon sticks 2 cups white wine vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups bite-size pieces cauliflower 2 cups (8 oz.) trimmed fresh green beans 2 cups bite-size strips red bell pepper 3 cloves garlic...
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    Mushroom Lasagna

    Serves 10 to 12. Cooks Illustrated. Published September 1, 2006. If Italian fontina is unavailable, use whole milk mozzarella rather than a rubbery Danish, Swedish, or American fontina. Whole milk is best in the sauce, but skim or low-fat milk also work. Ingredients: 1/2 ounce dried...