MOTHER CHURCHILL'S CORNER
~ Sanndê's Famous Date Nut Bread ~
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup boiling strong coffee
1/4 cup rum
2 eggs, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup each: granulated, brown sugar
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 teaspoons soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
grated rind of 1 orange
2 tablespoons Cointreau or
other orange flavored liqueur
Place dates, nuts, and butter in a large mixing bowl. Add coffee and rum; mix thoroughly and let stand for 20 minutes. Combine eggs, vanilla, and sugars; stir into date mixture in thirds, alternately with flour sifted with soda and salt, and orange rind. Mix just enough to blend. Pour into a greased, wax paper-lined, and again greased 9 by 5 by 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Turn out on cake rack. While cake is still hot, dribble cointreau on top.
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~ Here Are Some Helpful Winter Household Tips ~
Before you head outside, spread about one cup of shortening over the paddle of your shovel with an old rag. The fatty substance creates a water resistant layer that stops snow from sticking to your shovel and weighing you down while you work. You'll do the job in half the time and keep your shovel rust-free.
Remove Salt Stains from Leather:
Remove salt stains from leather shoes with white vinegar. Apply a small amount of vinegar to a cotton ball, dab onto the stain, then polish as usual. The vinegar neutralizes the salt and won't damage the leather.
Tip #1 found in the 01/17/05 issue of First magazine.
Tip #2 found in the 02/07/05 issue of First magazine.
Tip #3 found in the 02/24/03 issue of First magazine.
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Below are some game sites to keep the little ones busy while you are in the kitchen cooking!
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"This Months Tidbits Are"
Stop Kitty from getting underfoot: Your playful cat loves to snake between your legs and bat your ankles as you walk down the hall. Next time she does this, stop walking and pick her up by the scruff of the neck, then firmly tell her, "No!" and move her out of the way. Experts say holding a cat by the scruff for a few moments will command her full attention but won't hurt her. (This is how mother cats move kittens out of harm's way.) She'll quickly get the message that this isn't a game, and your ankles will be safe from scratches!
Curb your Kitty's spring shedding: With the weather starting to warm up, your feline pal has been shedding her winter coat all over your furniture, the floor and you! To minimize the mess, try using a fine-tooth comb to groom her. The comb's narrowly spaced teeth will effectively remove dead skin cells and hair from Kitty's undercoat—unlike regular pet brushes, which may only reach the top coat. Combing your cat once a day will keep her coat healthy and reduce the amount of hair she sheds, plus it will help ward off hair balls.
Stop Hairballs: Zap hairballs before they even start by spreading a little bit of petroleum jelly on her paws, advises Tamara Hebbler, D.V.M. "When she licks them, the jelly lubricates her digestive tract, which prevents hairballs from forming."
Keep Her Coat Clean - Without A Bath: While cats usually keep themselves clean, sometimes they get dirty enough for a bath - but most hate water! Solution? "Dust your cat's coat with corn starch, then brush it through her fur," says Randall Anderson, D.V.M. "It will trap any dirt, so when your cat grooms herself, the dirt lifts right out - and it's not harmful to your pet."
Boost Her Mood! Massage can work wonders for cats," says Laura Pasten, D.V.M. The technique they love best: "Slowly rub in a circular motion, from the base of the neck to the tail." Special acupressure points along the spine boost endorphins, which make her happier and more bonded to you.
Feed Her Enhancing Food! Unlike dogs, cats need meat to survive. To make sure your cat eats healthily, feed her what she'd eat in the wild: meat, the same as you'd buy in your supermarket! Not feasible? Give her canned food; studies link diseases like feline diabetes to high - carb diets from dry kibble.
From First for women magazine 6/2/14 &
4/21/14 also from articles found in "Keeping Your
Pet Happier" found in the 07/31/07 issue of
Woman's World magazine.
*Stop Nighttime Meowing*
Place a night-light near Kitty's sleep space to
prevent the meows that can disturb your slumber,
recommends Annie Bruce, author of Cat Be Good
(Good Cats Wear Black, 2000).
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