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MISCELLANEOUS


CHRISTMAS "SMELL" RECIPE

1 quart pineapple juice

1 quart apple cider

1 quart water

2 Tb. whole allspice

2 Tb. whole cloves

2 tsp. ground ginger

3 cinnamon sticks

1/2 tsp. pickling spice

Bring to a boil, turn down heat and let simmer on back of stove. Use for several days by adding water. Doesn't taste good but makes whole house smell like you're baking applesauce cake or something.
This is always a part of our Christmas.

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FINGER JELL-O

4 envelopes Knox gelatin

3 small pkg (3 oz) Jell-O

4 cups boiling water

Set in shallow pan, cut into squares or shapes.

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GELATIN JIGGLERS  (Journal-American)

4 small or 2 large packages fruit-flavor Jell-O

2 1/2 cups boiling apple or orange juice

Completely dissolve Jell-O in boiling juice. Pour into 8 or 9 inch square pan. Chill until firm - about 4 hours. Cut into 1 inch cubes or small cookie cutters. Cut remaining Jell-O into small cubes.

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SALT PLAY DOUGH

2 cups boiling water

food coloring (add to water)

2 cups flour

1 cup salt

2 Tb cream of tartar

1 Tb oil

Mix well. Store in plastic wrap.

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BAKER'S CLAY

4 cups flour

1 cup salt

1 1/2 cups water

Mix flour and salt. Slowly add water, mixing as you pour. Knead for ten minutes until dough is soft and smooth. Roll our or mold into desired shapes. If using cookie stamp, wet the stamp each time you use it. Bake at 325 degrees for about an hour. Can be painted and varnished to keep longer.

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BUBBLES #1

1 cup Joy dishwashing liquid

1/2 cup glycerin

1 qt water

Mix together; use wand made from wire hangers if desired.

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SURVIVAL CANDLES

3 large fruit juice cans of sawdust

1 1/2 lbs candle wax (2 1/2 cups melted)

large candle wick

2 large (46 oz) fruit juice cans, empty

Put 3 cans of sawdust into bucket and add hot wax and stir. It will look like sawdust piecrust. When it cooled a little it will act like pie dough when held in hand. Put wick in can, pack sawdust and put 1/4 inch of wax on top of each candle. They will remain in cans. This candle is hot enough to cook over and gives off heat. It should burn for 30 hours.


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