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Homemade 100 Grand Bars


1/2 batch Golden Vanilla Bean Caramels, cut into 3 x 1  inch logs and chilled (recipe follows) 1 pound good quality milk chocolate or  milk chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups crisped ice cereal, slightly crushed


Melt and temper chocolate. (A good tutorial for tempering  chocolate can be found here.)  Gently mix in crisped rice cereal until  thoroughly coated.

Dip each caramel log into the chocolate mixture and coat  completely.  Using a fork, remove and place each on a baking sheet lined  with wax paper.  Allow to set until hard.

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Easy Heating Pad

For a fast, easy, and safe heating “pad,” fill an old sock with  two or three cups of dry beans. Close the end with a rubber band, and  when needed for tired muscles or winter chills, microwave  until warm (one to two minutes).


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Another Use for Vinegar

My daughter works at a fast food restaurant, and her uniform  stinks from the smell of grease when she comes home from work. In the past, no matter how I washed  her uniform, the grease odor would not leave and  would sometimes make the other clothes in the washer and dryer smell.   I decided to add half to one cup vinegar to the wash cycle and the smell disappeared.  Now, there is no vinegar odor, and all the clothes smell fresh.


(From the

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Natural Toilet Cleaner

Shake baking soda into toilet and the follow with vinegar for a natural toilet cleaner and deodorizer.  Scrub it around as normal.

So much better than those harsh chemicals that polute the air.

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Good All Purpose Cleaner

Mix liquid castille soap with baking soda.

Rub mixture on surfaces with a sponge and rinse well.

(I just love castille soap I use Doctor Bonner’s – and I use the bars of Doctor Bonner’s to make my laundry soap, I purchase it at GNC online and get free 2 day  shipping with Shop Runner  and earn cash back by shopping through ebates and get a special offer)

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Long John Silvers Deep Fried Fish Recipe


1 pound fish fillets

¾ cups Flour

2 tablespoons cornstarch

¼ teaspoons baking soda

¼ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

¾ cups water



  1. Combine all dry ingredients and sift into a medium sized bowl
  2. Add water and mix thoroughly.
  3. Dip fish in batter until completely covered-let excess batter drip off.
  4. Deep fry at 375 degrees until golden brown.
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The Infamous Neiman Marcus Cookie

(this is the original recipe halved)


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups uncooked regular oats
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
4 ounces milk chocolate candy bar, coarsely chopped
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375°. This is a thick dough. If you have a KitchenAid, use it.

Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender or food processor to a fine powder. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Stir in chocolate chips, milk chocolate bar, and pecans.

Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. *I always use parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly on baking sheets. Then, remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yields 4 dozen cookies

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