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You may recall that I make cookies for the holidays.  I got this recipe in my email this week, I believe from Kraft.com.  I liked it enough to print it, and think I’ll bring these bars on Thanksgiving.  Maybe I’ll substitute apricot preserves.  I really like apricot.

Czech Bars 
Czech Bars (24)

  • 1/2 lb. (2 sticks) butter (salted or unsalted—not margarine)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • 1 cup strawberry jam
1 Cream butter (better to warm up in microwave for about 10 seconds). Do not melt butter, just soften to cream.
2 Add all other ingredients slowly, except jam. Mix well.
3 Use 1/2 of batter to spread onto 8″ x 8″ or 9″ x 13″ cake pan. Pat down.
4 Spread approximately 1 cup of strawberry jam over this first layer evenly. Crumble remaining batter over jam layer. Pat down slightly.
5 Bake at 350° F. for approximately 25-30 minutes. Cool slightly before cutting into bars.

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I think you know I’m sort of addicted to programs that do fun things to photos.  Today Giveawayoftheday.com has a good one  Sketch Drawer, by SoftOrbits.,  http://www.softorbits.com/photo-to-sketch-converter/.

Thought I’d share with you.  Some people had trouble with activating.  Mine went through one-two-three.  Some had it crash during photo process.  Mine didn’t.  I have a Win7 64 OS, and I had no trouble with the program other than it not fitting in my screen right, so I had to move it around.  Because of my poor vision, I have different settings.  Anyway, go grab it.  It’s as nice program.  I’m going to go play now.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/sketch-drawer/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+giveawayoftheday%2Ffeed+%28Giveaway+of+the+Day%29

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Buzz & Handbag Bargain

I am the Imelda of purses.  I just love handbags.  When ever I get a new one, I leave stuff in the current one, so I can’t get rid of it when I start using my new one.  I’m thinking about going through my tons of handbags and seeing if I can collect enough hidden money to take us out for a nice dinner…………but then, I could donate the bag, and that would make me sad.  Is the expression “An empty purse is the sign of a sick mind”???

Bradsdeals.com has been having some great deals.  Speaking of purses, I’ve never owned a Vera Bradley, but I like the color (discontinued), and the price of this one ($24.50).  Trying to talk myself down.

http://www.verabradley.com/product/Color/Rhythm-and-Blues/Tote/154817/defaultColorVariantId/173191/pc/639/

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Buzz & Perfume Bargain

I’ve worn Shalimar since I was a teen.  Actually, it was my ex’s favorite, and I stuck with it after I dumped him.  Lately I’ve been trying out some more up to date fragrances, and I did buy Burberry, but it’s not exactly what I want.  I think I want something vanilla/peachy/amber-esque.  Whatever it is, I’m still looking.  Suggestions?
Anyway, I thought this was a good value, and a way to try a lot of fragrances. (from Bradsdeals.com)
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Sephora Fragrance Sampler + Full Size $35

This Deluxe Fragrance Sampler for Her, a $90 value, drops from $50 to $34.99 at Sephora. Plus, it comes with a voucher for a full sized bottle of one of the included fragrances. This set includes Ralph Lauren Romance, Michael Kors Gold, Vera Wang Lovestruck, Oh, Lola Marc Jacobs, Taylor Swift Wonderstruck, and more. Shipping is $5.95 or free with $50. Sales tax is charged in most states.

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The plumbers came and it appears all is well.  I’m thinking positive.

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We got this from HSN.com.  Har loves his hard boiled eggs, and while it doesn’t poach well, it makes great, as far as I can tell perfect, hard boiled eggs.  Real easy to peel.  We set the timer on the microwave for what we estimated to be the right time to turn the egg thingy off, but that wasn’t necessary.  It honked for all it was worth at us till we turned it off when the eggs were ready.  Handy feature for forgetful me.

http://www.hsn.com/products/dash-egg-cooker/6873678

Dash Egg Cooker

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I know I haven’t written for a while.  Nothing too exciting to write about.  Don’t want you to forget me though.

I have only been able to take 7 minute hot showers since I moved here.  Washed my tush length hair in shifts.  Finally decided to break down and get a new hot wataer heater.  Simple huh?  I was gong to havae the development put one in for me.  I had a thirty gal (tiny) and wanted a a50.  They ordered it, but it was too tall for the space.  Then they wanted me to take a 38 because a 40 required pipe work and they charge $50 an hour.  I told them to call me in the afternoon and I’d let them know after I talked to Harry.  They never called back.  I googled “plumber+zip code” and got 4 plumbers.  I okayed for them to call me.  Only 2 did.  One said he’d call back wioth a quote since his partnere worked in this development before.  Second called and said he’d be here at 2pm to measure.  First called and wanted twice as much as developmenty asked.  Second didn’t call till 3pm to tell me he could make it but would be here in the morning with a 40 gal tank to install.  My daughter said that’s like showing up for a date naked.  Anyway, he and his coworker showed up and put it in for less than my development wanted, before labor.  Happy me.  Anyway, started a cold water wash and saw steam coming out of washer.  They switched the pipes.  They’ll be back today, I hope.

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 I have an Oreck air purifier, and it’s good enough that my bil, who is hyper sensitive to cats, can be here for several hours without a bad reaction.

Only$99.99
List Price – $199.99

plus $5 shipping

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For my Long Island people, this is a good deal, and you know you were going to the mall anyway.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/r.html?R=1I7UXQUCA9FQI&C=1A0PY4ELXOM95&H=CCPEMEI4KJZNAPW3H7UCWJRZAFAA&T=C&U=http://local.amazon.com/suffolk-county/B00B1RP9KM?src=email&cid=em_dd_117_101_na_s1_&ref_=pe_254660_27840270
$10 or $22 to Spend on Sandwiches at The Great Steak & Potato Company
QNQ Enterprises
Sold by QNQ Enterprises
332 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove
$
5
http://www.amazon.com/gp/r.html?R=1I7UXQUCA9FQI&C=1A0PY4ELXOM95&H=CCPEMEI4KJZNAPW3H7UCWJRZAFAA&T=C&U=http://local.amazon.com/suffolk-county/B00B1RP9KM?src=email&cid=em_dd_117_101_na_s1_&ref_=pe_254660_27840270
Value $10 Savings 50% ($5)

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Buzz & Bargain of the Day

Since my daughter was a small child, I’ve been giving her a holiday ornament every year.  This year I found one I love so much I ordered one for me too.  To me, it kind of celebrates Chanukah, Christmas, and winter in general.
I recently got a sample box from Smashbox.  They make the best eyeliner ever.  Totally expensive, but with 25% off, I’m indulging.  Perhaps it will end up in my stocking.
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Macy’s is having a Friends & Family sale.  25% off with code FRIEND.  (Don’t use PERFECT)   IF you spend $99 you get free s&h, which otherwise would be $9.99.  For a total of $91.67, including tax, I got all the following.

Color: No ColorWeb ID: 580241In Stock: Usually ships within 3 business days.

Sale $19.99
Reg. $29.00
123456789101112
$39.98
Color: JavaWeb ID: 717336In Stock: Usually ships within 3 business days.
$19.00
123456
$19.00
717336Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner119.0030077falsecmexplore=-_–_–_–_–_–_–_–_–_–_–_–_–_–_–_-SINGLE ITEMAnolon
Advanced Bronze Skillet Set, Hard Anodized Nonstick 10″ and 12″Color: BronzeWeb ID: 330286

Sale $49.99

Reg. $120.00
123456
$49.99

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