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I prefer to use sliced almonds with the dried cranberries; I use then in both muffins and cookies and my family  really loves the flavor combo.  I prefer to use pecans with oatmeal cookies.

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19 hours ago, havanaholly said:

I prefer to use sliced almonds with the dried cranberries; I use then in both muffins and cookies and my family  really loves the flavor combo.  I prefer to use pecans with oatmeal cookies.

Yes, I think that sounds good too, Holly. I'll have to make a note of that.

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When my sons were little I made mayonnaise biscuits; 1/4 cup real mayo and up to 1/3 cup of sweet milk per cup of self-rising flour for up to six decent size biscuits, bake at 450F up to 10 minutes.

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54 minutes ago, havanaholly said:

When my sons were little I made mayonnaise biscuits; 1/4 cup real mayo and up to 1/3 cup of sweet milk per cup of self-rising flour for up to six decent size biscuits, bake at 450F up to 10 minutes.

Thanks! I'll try that too!

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Talk about thinking outside of the box!  

My new washer started making a funny sound during the spin cycle.  When I had DH listen to it, we decided it was possibly loose change that had gotten around the center piece of the washer.  When he shone a light, sure enough, we could see silver and copper.  He tried grinding a pair of needle nose plies down to fit in the space but that didn't work.  He ended up using a pair of my bent end tweezers (looks like an L) and a small hand saw from my stash of tools.  He was able to remove 27 cents.  Bet he remembers to empty his pockets from now on.  

 

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8 hours ago, Gayle said:

Talk about thinking outside of the box!  

My new washer started making a funny sound during the spin cycle.  When I had DH listen to it, we decided it was possibly loose change that had gotten around the center piece of the washer.  When he shone a light, sure enough, we could see silver and copper.  He tried grinding a pair of needle nose plies down to fit in the space but that didn't work.  He ended up using a pair of my bent end tweezers (looks like an L) and a small hand saw from my stash of tools.  He was able to remove 27 cents.  Bet he remembers to empty his pockets from now on.  

 

I wish my husband would remember to empty his pockets. It's usually only tissues, but the mess those wet tissues cause!

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I finally cured our sons of not emptying their pockets by saving the bits of frogs and fish I'd find when washing their clothes and presenting them to the boys.

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42 minutes ago, havanaholly said:

I finally cured our sons of not emptying their pockets by saving the bits of frogs and fish I'd find when washing their clothes and presenting them to the boys.

eeeewe ugh. My boys stuck to pebbles, bottlecaps and micro cars.

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11 hours ago, Gayle said:

possibly loose change that had gotten around the center piece of the washer.

The same thing happened to me, but the change was able to get under that plate and caused the screw in the center to break. The center piece started coming loose during the spin cycle. Eventually a quarter migrated to the drain pump and got stuck....Thank goodness for Youtube, and a handy husband!

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