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  1. Thanks, I'll look around. :)

    Thanks, I'll look around. :)
  2. I seriously want to make this one. :) Okay,...

    I seriously want to make this one. :)

    Okay, how does everyone else buy their hard cider? I went to our state-controlled liquor store today and found out that they carry only one brand of hard...
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    By "grocery bag", you mean paper? Not plastic? ...

    By "grocery bag", you mean paper? Not plastic?

    My Dad often picks chestnuts on his friend's property and has commented often on how "wormy" they are. I'm going to wow him with this information. ...
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    We usually roast them, in the fireplace or in the...

    We usually roast them, in the fireplace or in the oven. But even with the soaking, it's pretty nasty getting the shells and membranes off. I'm all for peeling chestnuts your way, then roasting just...
  5. I'd keep it simple with a nice card. :) ...

    I'd keep it simple with a nice card. :) Believe me, your doc will love it.
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    Great method! We get those large Italian...

    Great method! We get those large Italian chestnuts at Christmas and it's really hit or miss when trying to peel them. My Dad soaks them in water, cuts an "X" on the flat side, soaks again, then...
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    I saw this recipe on the boards 9 years ago and...

    I saw this recipe on the boards 9 years ago and have made it many times...
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    I made this for dinner tonight and it was good,...

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was good, but not quite as flavorful as I had thought it would be. I did add 2T of chopped fresh sage, and smoked paprika, which I think helped. A good, basic...
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    I can't believe that rubbing Vicks onto the soles...

    I can't believe that rubbing Vicks onto the soles of your feet would stop a cough, but am willing to try anything when DH is hacking the night away! Thanks. :)
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    "Temptations Ocean Middles"-- KC can't resist! ...

    "Temptations Ocean Middles"-- KC can't resist!

    DH lured him in the kitchen for a while yesterday and, when I went out to see what was happening, KC was stretched out on the rug in front of the...
  11. IT WORKED!!!! :D Between your mojo and a couple...

    IT WORKED!!!! :D Between your mojo and a couple of others, we have an offer and I cannot imagine that this won't happen. Perfect buyers, first time, I still am reeling from our luck!

    On the...
  12. Beth, DH just got off the phone and they are...

    Beth, DH just got off the phone and they are going to split the difference with us. Now he feels better, and I continue to be so pleased that they will be taking over this house for us. They want to...
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    I wanted to make chicken with cider and apples...

    I wanted to make chicken with cider and apples tonight but didn't have a recipe-- now I do! Thanks! I think that I'll use it to fill the cavity of baked butternut squash halves...
  14. Oh my, the offer was presented tonight! The...

    Oh my, the offer was presented tonight!

    The kids were so sweet. :) They loved exploring the house (and eating cookies and drinking apple cider) while we talked to their parents.

    The offer...
  15. The potential buyers are bringing their kids over...

    The potential buyers are bringing their kids over (ages 4, 6, 9) to see the house. Everything is all clean and sparkly, and I made chocolate chip cookies so the place smells great. They are to...
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    Both Goodwill and the Salvation Army didn't want...

    Both Goodwill and the Salvation Army didn't want it because of the splits (if I wanted to take the time to make the armrest covers, though...).

    We live in a rural area and to even get the sofa...
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    getting rid of a sofa

    We have a sofa that is splitting on the armrests, but is otherwise in good shape. I also have extra fabric to make arm-covers, but no time to do this. I listed it on Craigslist for free, and a...
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    I am the model of patience (with kitties,...

    I am the model of patience (with kitties, anyway!). DH calls the treats I've been giving him "kitty crack" because the kitty just loves them so. With these little delicacies I was able to get him/...
  19. Well, the next Ladies Detective Agency book in...

    Well, the next Ladies Detective Agency book in the series that I want to read is not yet available from the library, so I'm going to look at the one you suggested-- it sounds fun, thanks!!
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    Thank you!!! :D

    Thank you!!! :D
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    Kim, Are those your bottles? If so, here did...

    Kim,
    Are those your bottles? If so, here did you find them?

    I'm using Madagascar beans. Any tips? :)
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    wallycat, thanks for the info-- I put the cough...

    wallycat, thanks for the info-- I put the cough syrup in my "cart". DH gets this type of thing a couple of times a year, hopefully next time will be easier!

    I am absolutely needing that bourbon,...
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    1735 1736 This is one very noncommittal...

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    This is one very noncommittal kitty... one minute I'm a friend, the other minute I am being ignored... :p Well, he/she is starting to come up to me and rub against my legs, so I...
  24. Good luck with them, Kay. :) The husband...

    Good luck with them, Kay. :)

    The husband called me this morning and thanked us for showing them our house, and wanted to let us know that they are working on getting something together to present...
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    Thanks SO much for posting this!!! I've been...

    Thanks SO much for posting this!!! I've been using Greek yogurt for the last year or so as a sub for sour cream (to me, it tastes like sour cream and the tanginess doesn't come through in baked...
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    Thanks for the help. :) I decided to use vodka,...

    Thanks for the help. :) I decided to use vodka, but we have none (seriously, about 40 different kinds of rum but not a single vodka in the cabinet...) so I used rum. The Beanilla website said a...
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    making vanilla extract

    I finally am getting around to making vanilla (I know that I'm running close to having it "done" for holiday baking...) and, since it has been a few years since I've done this, I don't know what kind...
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    Nooo, I want him to have that bourbon!!! Who is...

    Nooo, I want him to have that bourbon!!! Who is in greater need of a good shot of therapeutic booze than a sick, cranky husband ?!?! ;) Thanks so much, Riverfarm.
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    t&t recipe for cough syrup?

    DH picked up a cold and is coughing a lot. It's shallow, but annoying and interferes with his sleep (he went to the living room last night because he was keeping us both up).

    I have heard of...
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    Ana and Beth, your "rescue" posts were so sweet...

    Ana and Beth, your "rescue" posts were so sweet (well, except for Beth's chin-gash). I can picture Ana singing her song to the cat. And both of your related experiences turned out so very well! I...
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