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Easter Egg Dye
1/4 tsp. food color
3/4 c. boiling water for each color
1 tbsp. vinegar for each color

For each color, measure food color, water and vinegar into bowl about size of a cereal bowl. Mix well with spoon, use separate spoon for each color. To make orange dye: mix equal amounts of red and yellow. To make purple dye, mix blue and red. To make green dye mix blue and yellow.

Natural Easter Egg Dye
1 tsp. vinegar
Cold water

Red cabbage - bright blue
Orange peels - light yellow
Light onion shells - yellow
Dark onion shells - brown
Carrot tops - yellow green
Celery top - light yellow green
Red beets - red

For varied shades of purple and other secondary colors combine 2 or 3 of above ingredients together. Place uncooked eggs in a single layer at bottom of saucepan; cover eggs with cold water, add vinegar and ingredients for desired colors. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes, remove tops or peels from the pan and let stand overnight to produce a darker color, rinse and dry. Using packaged dyes: Put eggs in saucepan and cover with cold water; add vinegar. Bring to a boil over medium heat; remove pan from heat, cover and let stand 15 minutes, rinse with cold water and drain. Wipe dry and dye according to package.

NOTE: Never cover your saucepan with a lid, cook or boil any longer than required time. This may cause your eggs to be overcooked and forms a greenish colored yolk.

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Torn Paper Easter Bunny Craft
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2 pkg. dry yeast with 1/2 c. warm water
2/3 c. margarine
2/3 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. hot water
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp. salt
6 c. flour

Mix yeast with 1/2 cup water. Cream together margarine and sugar. Add yeast to water, eggs, salt, margarine and sugar. Add flour until goopy. Cover with towel 2 hours. Punch once in middle. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Shape into rolls. Let rise 30 minutes in greased muffin pans. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

1 c. mashed potatoes
2 boxes powdered sugar
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1/2 jar maraschino cherries, well

Mix sugar in potatoes. Add nuts and cherries, when it gets stiff form into eggs. Mix 1 pound chocolate bits with a few drops of water. Melt, pour over eggs.

1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme (about 2 c.)
1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp. margarine, melted
1 (5 oz.) can chow mein noodles
(about 3 c.)
1 c. chopped plain M&M's or chocolate
M&M peanut chocolates

Combine marshmallow creme, peanut butter and butter; mix until well blended. Add noodles and plain M&M's or chocolate chips. Mix well. Drop by 1/3 cupfuls onto greased cookie sheet; shape with greased fingers to form nests. Let stand until firm. Dust bottom of nests lightly with confectioners' sugar, if desired. Fill with peanut M&M's chocolate before serving. Makes 10 to 12 nests.

4 c. sweet potato, cooked and mashed
1 tbsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. white sugar
1 1/2 c. melted margarine

Mix well put into 9 x 13 pan.

1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
1 c. nuts (pecans)
1/2 c. butter

Mix until crumbly, put on top of sweet potatoes. Bake at 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.

1 (16 oz.) can sweet potatoes
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg, beaten
4 tbsp. melted butter
1 pkg. marshmallows

Butter baking dish. Place 1/2 of mixture in dish. Dot with marshmallows, then add remaining mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, dot top with marshmallows and replace in oven about 10 minutes or until brown.

1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks in juice
1 can (11 oz.) mandarin orange segments
1 banana, peeled, sliced
1-1/2 c. seedless grapes
1 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 c. flaked coconut
1/4 c. chopped almonds
1 carton (8 oz.) vanilla yogurt

Drain pineapple and oranges. Use juice as beverage. Combine pineapple, oranges, banana, grapes, marshmallows, coconut and almonds. Fold in yogurt. Chill.

2 boxes frozen French style green beans (thawed)
1 med. onion, chopped
1 c. sliced water chestnuts
1 c. shredded cheese
1 can mushroom soup
1 can French fried onion rings

Saute onions in butter. Layer in a greased casserole: 1. Beans 2. Onions 3. Water chestnuts 4. Cheese 5. Mushroom soup 6. Repeat layers Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees or until heated through. Add onion rings the last 5 minutes. Serves 6.

2 lb. pkg. frozen hash browns, thawed
1-1/2 sticks butter, melted
1 c. chopped onion
1 can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
8 oz. carton sour cream
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 c. corn flakes
Garlic salt to taste (opt.)

Combine potatoes, 1 stick melted butter, onions, soup, sour cream and cheese, stir well. Spoon into greased 2 1/2 quart casserole. Crush cereal and stir in 1/2 stick melted butter. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Baking dish 11 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches may also be used.

Ham and Ham Glaze Recipes
Baked Country Ham with Spicy Mustard Glaze
Baked Ham
Baked Holiday Ham
Baked Ham with Orange Raisin Sauce
Baked Ham with Honey Glaze
Cola Baked Ham
Ham Baked in Cider
Ham Sauce
Honey Pineapple Baked Ham
Kahlua Baked Ham
Raspberry Holiday Ham

Apple Glaze for Ham
Apple Jelly Ham Glaze
Apricot Ham Glaze
Beer Glaze for Baked Ham
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Brown Sugar and Orange Juice Ham Glaze
Coke or Pepsi Ham Glaze
Cran/Raspberry Glaze for Ham
Gingerale Ham Glaze
Ham Glaze
Maple Glaze for Ham
Mustard Glaze for Ham
Orange Marmalade Glaze for Ham
Raisin Sauce For Ham
Washington Cherry Ham Glaze

OTHER HAM RECIPES (Recipes that are great for that leftover ham)
Angel Hair with Ham and Baby Peas
Asparagus and Ham Topped Potatoes
Barbecue Ham
Broccoli Ham Chowder
Creamed Ham Cassserole
Crockpot Baked Ham
Crockpot Broccoli Cheese and Ham
Crockpot Ham and Potatoes
Crockpot Ham Scalloped Potatoes
Dill Ham Salad
Easy Ham Salad
German Potato Salad
Ham and Broccoli Casserole
Ham and Lima Bean Salad
Ham and Mandarin Salad
Ham and Bean Soup
Ham Fried Rice
Ham Salad on Rye
Ham Spread
Pasta Salad with Ham and Cheese
Pocket Bread Ham and Bean Salad


7 Gifts that Multiply Happiness  
by Steve Brunkhorst

Did you know that there are gifts that will multiply your happiness when you give them away? Here are seven of those gifts. Giving these gifts will allow you to share with others your most unique treasure: your authentic self. Each gift will return to you many times.

As you read about each of these gifts, think about ways that you could share that gift with someone today.

1. Share appreciation
Tell someone how much you appreciate the faith they've shown in you. Thank them sincerely for being part of your life. Tell them how much they are needed.

Feeling appreciated is one of the most important needs that people have. When you share with someone your appreciation and gratitude, they will not forget you. Appreciation will return to you many times.

2. Share time
Balance your time expenditures so you can spend time with the people that you love. Support local organizations by sharing your special talents. Volunteer time for projects that benefit others in your community, country, and world.

When we slow down and observe our thoughts closely, we will sometimes uncover gifts and talents we didn't know we had. Sharing time and talents can result in discoveries that bring happiness beyond measure.

3. Share knowledge and ideas
Tell someone about a great book that you read so they can benefit from it too. Teach a new concept or idea that you've learned.

One of the best ways to strengthen new concepts in your mind is to share them with others. The more often you share what you've learned, the stronger that information will become in your memory. Sharing knowledge also provides solutions to problems. The more knowledge we share, the more knowledge we receive in return.

4. Share friendship
Acknowledge someone's strengths. Let them know that you are willing to be there when they need you. Visit someone you haven't seen for a long time. Telephone friends or relatives who live far away. Introduce two friends who don't know each other.

Bringing one individual into another's life can result in tremendous changes for both people, and for you. We succeed with the help of others. People grow by growing together. If you'd like to have many friends, then share friendship with others generously.

5. Share kindness
Perform a random act of kindness for someone: a smile, compliment, or a favor just for fun. These will multiply and spread very rapidly.

There is a powerful quote by Stephen Jay Gould who said, "The center of human nature is rooted in ten thousand ordinary acts of kindness that define our days." Kindness is priceless. The love, kindnesses, and value we have given authentically to others will be our remaining treasures at the end of life.

6. Share experience
Keep written or photo journals of your life: things you've done, places you've traveled, things you've learned. Record successes and failures. Share a happy memory. Also share the difficult times that have helped you become stronger and wiser. When shared, the value of these experiences multiplies.

Our unique experiences and perceptions of life are priceless. Sharing experiences will build one of the strongest bonds with others. Our descendants can learn and benefit from our lifetime experiences for generations to come.

7. Share enthusiasm
If you are excited about a new success, tell someone. If you're ecstatic about a new project, show your glow. Your enthusiasm will inspire others to move forward with actions that bring rewarding achievements.

Enthusiasm keeps us looking forward to the future. It brings many of those exciting days that we can savor with gratitude. That kind of glowing excitement for life is impossible to hide. It is contagious and will quickly spread to others.

Think about this statement by Norman MacEwan: "Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

Sharing these gifts sends our thoughts on a far-reaching journey where they will touch many lives, and reconnect with our own. Would you like to receive these same life-enhancing gifts again and again? Begin multiplying your happiness by sharing one of these special gifts with someone today

About the Author
© Copyright 2004 by Steve Brunkhorst. Steve is a professional life success coach, and the editor of Achieve! 60-Second Nuggets of Inspiration, a popular mini-zine bringing stories, motivational nuggets, and inspiring thoughts to help you achieve more in your career and personal life. Find more articles and resources at

50 ways to show your love
This list is designed to be a quick check for you to review. Use it to give you ideas to maintain your relationship, to give it a positive boost or just simply for some ideas. Print this list off and give it to your partner and then take turns each on fulfilling what each other wants.

1. Hug him.
2. Write a love note.
3. Call him at work just to say "Hi."
4. Give him a foot massage.
5. Tell him a joke.
6. Caress him with slow gentle strokes.
7. Go for a walk with him.
8. Admit your mistakes.
9. Say: "I love you."
10. Indulge a whim.
11. Listen to him talk about an interest of his.
12. Be trustworthy.
13. Instead of complaining, tell him what you would prefer.
14. Look at him when you're in a discussion.
15. Send him flowers. (They`re not just for us girls.)
16. Compliment something he did.
17. Offer to help.
18. Ask him to show you how to do something.
19. Write him a poem about how special he is to you.
20. Ask him what he'd like sexually.
21. Take an afternoon drive.
22. Go away together for a weekend holiday.
23. Do something he wants to do.
24. Listen to him (even if he is boring you.)
25. Plan a candle light dinner.
26. Look at old photos together.
27. Serve him breakfast in bed.
28. Take a shower together.
29. Share fantasies with each other.
30. Do a work project together.
31. Give a body massage.
32. Plan a picnic lunch.
33. Repeat what he says before answering.
34. Send him a card.
35. Surprise him with a gift.
36. Cook his favorite meal.
37. Put on some romantic music.
38. Put together a compilation tape of both your favorite songs.
39. Ask for his opinion.
40. Ask him how he feels.
41. Let him know when you are proud of him.
42. Invite him to a secret rendezvous.
43. Listen openly to his opposing opinion.
44. Watch his favorite TV program with him.
45. Watch a sunset together.
46. Play a game together.
47. Have him teach you something he knows.
48. Go to a movie of his choice.
49. Meet him for lunch.
50. Let him know you care

10 Simple Ways to Say, “I Love You”  
by Rondi Hillstrom Davis and Janell Sewall Oakes

Copyright 2004 Nine Twenty Press

We’re teaching our kids to be consumers at an early age. Look at the number of superhero and product endorsement Valentines on the store shelves.

We, as parents, are sucked in by the media to believe that we need the latest, greatest gadget or fad for our kids.

Share your love by giving of your time, not your pocketbook. What can you give your kids instead?

Here are 10 simple suggestions:

1. Slip a handmade valentine or a simple note into your child's lunch box.

2. Take a walk together in the woods or your favorite park.

3. Jot down a line from your favorite poem. Share it with family members.

4. Kiss your kids goodnight.

5. Read a chapter book together.

6. Have family dinnertime together.

7. Turn off the TV. Have a pizza night and rent and watch a movie together.

8. Have a picnic in the park after the soccer game instead of stopping for a fast meal on the way home.

9. Have each family member write down one reason why they appreciate every other family member. Write your reasons on a tag and use ribbon to attach them to a batch of your favorite cookies. Let every family member find his own special cookies.

10. Help your kids write a letter to a family member who lives far away. Write the first few lines of a story and instruct the recipient to write the next, and then return the letter. Your story can continue indefinitely.

This year, instead of store bought Valentines, give the gift of time spent together.

What special Valentine tradition does your family share?
Please let us know. Contact us at

About the Authors: Rondi Hillstrom Davis and Janell Sewall Oakes are the co-authors of the award-winning book Together: Creating Family Traditions.

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