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SUGAR COOKIES

  1 egg ½ tsp. vanilla 2 ¼ c. flour ¼ tsp. salt ¼ lbs. butter 1 c. sugar 1 ½ tsp. baking powder   Cream the butter, then add sugar gradually and cream thoroughly. Add egg and vanilla. Mix flour, baking powder and salt together and add to the creamed mixture and stir well. Chill the dough in the refrigerator. Don’t handle the dough too much and be sure to keep it cold. Then roll out the dough to 1/8” thickness on a floured surface. Cut out with cookie cutters and decorate as desired. Bake at 350º for 12 minutes or till lightly browned. … Read entire article »

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BAKED BEANS

  4 cans of baked beans (16-18 oz. each) 8 T. brown sugar 1 tsp. dry mustard 1 c. ketchup   Combine all ingredients and bake in greased covered casserole for 20 minutes and then uncovered for 25 minutes at 350º … Read entire article »

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COCOA FUDGE

  2/3 c. cocoa 1/8 tsp. salt 3 c. sugar 1 ½ c. milk ¼ c. butter 1 tsp. vanilla   Combine cocoa, sugar and salt in large saucepan-3 quart size. Add milk gradually and mix thoroughly. Bring to a bubbly boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and continue to boil till it reaches a temperature of 232º. Cook till it forms a soft ball in a glass of cold water. Thermometer should not be on the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat and add vanilla and soft butter. Don’t stir till it reaches 110º. Beat by hand till it thickens and losses some of it’s gloss. Quickly pour into buttered pan (8” x 8” x 2”). Cool and then cut into squares.   … Read entire article »

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Number 1

Receiving special offers in the mail that have already expired! I receive great offers all the time, and then I look at when it expires, it expired like weeks ago! Don’t bother sending it if I can’t use it! … Read entire article »

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Inspirational Quote

There is no such thing as failure. There is only failure in not trying. – Unknown … Read entire article »

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Being happy!

Life is too short not to be happy! Close your eyes and imagine what you would change to make yourself happier. Maybe it is losing weight, making more money, eating health. Whatever it is, when you open your eyes, try and think what you can do to make it happen. If it is losing weight, stand up and go to the gym or for a walk. Once you get back you will feel so much better and better about yourself. You will not lose weight from working out once, but at that moment you will feel great about yourself. Once you have that feeling, hopefully you continue to workout to obtain that feeling and hopefully make a change! Become a better you starts with you! Don’t let anyone or anything … Read entire article »

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The Rachael Ray Show

I am not sure how many of you watch the Rachael Ray show, but I am really impressed! This is a talk show, but without all the trashy topics and people. If you sit down and actually pay attention to the show, you will learn a lot of stuff, including recipes to make for dinner! I just love this show! Also, I wanted to make a note that I was not that into her food network show – “30 minutes Meals” simply because the recipes seems hard, but of course she made it seem really easy…. making me mad at myself that I couldn’t make those recipes. Anyways, if you have not watching her talk show, give it a try! Just my advise! … Read entire article »

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Why not?

My fiance and I have been thinking…. why don’t we travel the US while we are still young and have nothing holding us back? Why stay in one place and get old, why not move around to awesome places and enjoy life? If you have the opportunity to do this, then take it! Our plan to to travel all over the US (again!) and stay in a cool city (mainly beach towns like Miami and San Diego) for about a year, then move on to the next city. In a few years (like 4 or 5) we can then settle down closer to family and start our family together. Now is the time for us to do it… so I think we should! Agree??? … Read entire article »

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My Life is Changing!

Well today is the start of a new career for me! I started aesthetic and massage therapy school today, and I could not be more happy! After I graduated from college with a communication studies degree in December 2006, I moved to California to work at a software company. After almost 2 years of working in the corporate world, my fiancé and I decided to move to Alexandria, VA. We moved for my fiancé’s job, leaving me jobless! With that said, I took my advise and decided to follow my dreams of owning my own spa. Today is a day that I can actually say that I am pursuing my dreams. Now after a few months, I am not sure if I will still be this happy going to school again, … Read entire article »

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COFFEE CAKE

1½ c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 1/3 c. Crisco ¾ c. sugar 1 egg, beaten ½ c. milk Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Cream shortening and sugar then add 1 egg, beaten and milk. Beat till smooth. Spread in greased pan. … Read entire article »

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