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Old 11-04-2010, 05:15 AM
 
Location: USA
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Great tip Pam/PJ Not sure though they would want to eat my cookies but hopefully they can fling them and knock off a few bad guys
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:47 AM
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We need a test kitchen! We already have the volunteers!

Great ideas Pam!
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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How do you think rum balls will fare, Pam???
Haha - I don't know! Perhaps the alcohol would work as a preservative!
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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....And since I post so many freebies....here's a free shipping kit (you pay postage):
https://www.prioritymail.com/home.as...stbrandnetwork

OR

You used to be able to call
1-800-610-8734
Choose option #1
Ask for the Military Package
They send you your choice of box, tape, stuffing, etc.
and you could ship it for free to any military base/post.
Not sure if it is still available.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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2 years ago we participated in a group that sent over a 100 boxes of personal items to the troops in Iraq. Cookies are fine, but personal items are really appreciated. Sometimes parcels with food get delayed and then are useless when they get over there.
Many of the troops give items to local people, children as well as the adults , for goodwill and trust.
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Great tips Pam, thanks! I have a cousin in Afghanistan right now so I'll remember this if I send any holiday food items.
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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I have two friends who served multiple times in Iraq, and both said that brownies from their church friends arrived moldy every time.

As for making shortbread without butter, I guess try the butter-flavored shortening. And don't forget, you can always use Muttster as your guinea pig!
Yes
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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Good tips I'll be sure to use them to send my brother some goodies later
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