Saturday, April 18, 2009

Finish Quantum - who needs a housekeeper anyway?

Before my DOMESTIC ASSISTANT went on vacation, she left me a VERY detailed instruction list. You notice that I said "domestic assistant" instead of housekeeper? Yes, once again she got all up in arms about her TITLE, BUT I put my well manicured foot down when she asked for a raise (it's a title change - NOT a promotion).

One of the things on her list was...

HOW TO WASH THE DISHES (this is her list verbatim)
  1. Take Off Your Tiara: You don't want it falling into the dishwasher
  2. Don't Wash by Hand: It is more expensive to wash dishes by hand than to properly run them in a dishwasher.
  3. Run Tap Water First: For sparkling clean dishes, run the hot water tap before starting the dishwasher to make sure the water entering the machine has reached its highest temperature.
  4. Scrape, Don't Rinse: Scrape the dishes, because the enzymes in your detergent that soften burnt-on food need to cling to protein/starch, such as egg and oatmeal, in order to work properly
  5. Load Properly: Cups, glasses and less soiled items should be placed on the top rack. Generally, larger and dirtier items are best on the bottom rack.
  6. Select the Right Detergent: Use FINISH Quantum - because it's premeasured, wrapper free AND it's got a Powerball with Jet-Dry Gel for an amazing shine, Powermax Bleach to remove stains like tea and coffee and Powerful Enzymes to soften burnt-on food like lasana.
  7. Avoid Wet Dishes: Use JET-DRY TURBO DRY so that the dishes come out dry.
  8. Put Your Tiara Back On
I did EVERYTHING she said and my dishes came out sparkling like DIAMONDS with no ugly spots on them (and honey, I KNOW diamonds). Hmmm.....maybe I don't NEED a Domestic Assistant after all..... LOL (more like a giggle) - of course I do.

Finish Quantum is giving away a prize to 2 LUCKY Champagne Living Readers...

UPDATE - I JUST HEARD FROM THE SPONSOR OF THIS GIVEAWAY AND THEY WANT TO DOUBLE THE PRIZES! I think is was the Tiara that did it...LOL. Sooooo.....


  • 2 winners will EACH RECEIVE a FULL pack of Finish Quantum AND a bottle of Jet-Dry Turbo Dry!!

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  • Get One Entry: Leave your name, e-mail and the ONE food that's toughest to get off of dishes.



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Anonymous said...

Baked on cheese.
Bruce F
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Sue said...

My biggest frustration is when my kids eat Fruity Pebbles and don't rinse out the bowl. They're like concrete in there!

Sue
s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Burnt brownies or cake mixes can be tough to get off at times
Liz
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cdziuba said...

I would say cleaning lasagna and sauce off a baking pan.


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Wehaf said...

Oatmeal. When it dries it is like concrete.

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mverno said...

lasagna is always tough for me mverno@roadrunner.com

deedleweedle said...

Melted burnt cheese.

Leslie said...

Ughhhh Dried on Egg Yolks do NOT come off of dishes! NO way no how!!!
Leslie
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Leslie said...

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KPort207 said...

Baked on grease from things like meatloaf. Thanks.

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Abigail's_Mommy said...

The hardest is the grease on my Pyrex cookware.

Anonymous said...

eggs -i wish hubby would use the toast to clean the dish like i do lol
maniacmitta@gmail.com

deb126 said...

The one thing that seems to be trouble for me is peanut butter on my butter knives, my kids make sandwiches and then put the dirty knife in my dishwasher and after the dishwasher has ran, I go to empty it & I always have to re-wash the knives because they are caked all over with crusty peanut butter and I tell them to please rinse them off good, but so far they havent listened to me, Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway

deb126 said...

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Stephanie said...

My egg white omelette we make every morning in the microwave -- so hard to clean have to let the bowl soak for hours!
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TRUN said...

Baked on cheese when we make macaroni and cheese -

Proud Wife of a U.S. Soldier said...

Oatmeal is hard to get cleaned off. For some odd reason when I run a load of dishes it never is cleaned out of my bowl.

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Anonymous said...

I would have to say dried mustard is a challenge.

Nora
neneelynn2yahoo.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

microwaved dried chili cheese mix

Ebie said...

lasagna, for sure

ebienic(at)hotmail(dot)com

Abby said...

Lasagna is my hardest to get off dishes! argh!

Rachel
abby.girl195[at]gmail[dot]com

Good luck to all! :)

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Anonymous said...

oatmeal
tung t.
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Carolyn G said...

The worst is dried egg yolk

Carolyn G said...

I follow

Carolyn G said...

I subscribe

susitravl said...

Cheese

janetfaye said...

Janet

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Cheese Omelet

janetfaye said...

Subscribed.

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janetfaye said...

I follow on Twitter:
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clc408 said...

My worst food to clean is cooked-on egg. Thanks for the giveaway.

Earthtokarmen said...

I hate cleaning up dried on oatmeal!

karmen_316(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jean said...

When I make lasagne, it's hard to get the remaining little bit off the baking pan

agordon10 said...

spaghetti sauce

clynsg said...

I agree with most of the posters--oatmeal and lasagna are pretty well tied for difficulty to get off of dishes, but I would pick oatmeal for the worst.

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Carol said...

Pot roast after reheating second time.
I follow you on email.
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lsfish said...

Dried egg yolk

pms3237 said...

Oatmeal left to dry in the bottom of a pot!

oceanrena said...

eww scrambled eggs stuck on the pan. thanks for the contest

denyse said...

Dried anything- but mostly cereals.

Melissa said...

Dried on frosted mini wheats are impossible!

melissaamesttu (at) gmail (dot) com

Peggy said...

It would have to be dried on egg! Ish!

Peggy said...

I'm a subscriber!

Jenn said...

Eggs are definitely the worst

Fangirl Jen said...

Dried ketchup.

Mental Motives said...
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Beth said...

Baked on BBQ Sauce

Anonymous said...

Suzanne Timmsen
Zippy Egg is hard for me to get off of dishes. I guess I forgot to put on my tiera before I ate.

bowlinsuzy@yahho.com

judygr64 said...

I think egg yolks are one of the toughest. Thanks.

Judith Greenberg

judy(dot)greenberg(at)gmail(dot)com

judygr64 said...

I've subscribed to your blog via email.

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Anonymous said...

Theresa Bergeron

Dried-on oatmeal -it's impossible!

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Diann (The Thrifty Groove) said...

Scrambled eggs when cooked in the microwave! Even when you soak and soak. Arghhh!

llinda29 said...

cheese and eggs

Anonymous said...

I would have to say oatmeal that is dried on.
Cathy Truman
kbtruman@aol.com

Luvdaylilies said...

The hardest thing for me to get off of my dishes would be dried egg yolk, terrible stuff!
Thanks for offering the giveaway=0

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. The hardest to clean for me is dried egg. Icky stuff. THank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Sunnyvale said...

Baked on food, like the milk that rims the casserole dish I've baked scalloped potatoes in (it needs soaking first)

Michelle said...

The worst for me is oatmeal. Even a bowl that is rinsed has little bits that get missed then dry harder than cement.

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Michelle said...

Email subscriber here

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Sharon said...

Spaghetti sauce or any type of red sauce. Thanks for the giveaway

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Naddez said...

Cooked Grits.

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Naddez said...

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Naddez said...

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smdrm said...

The toughest food is melted cheese that's dried.

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smdrm said...

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sweepmom said...

Tari L.

For me it is peanutbutter on my knives.

Anonymous said...

Judy Z
rzerbe6462@comcast.net

Baked on roasted meat grease.

randio said...

Oatmeal that's been dried on, because nobody knows how to rinse a dish in my family but me!!!

ezmerelda said...

Scrambled eggs are really hard to wash off the skillet.

Cynthya said...

Oatmeal is the toughest for me, even after the bowls soak.

oneinamil23 said...

spagettti!

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KristiLynn said...

Kristi Blackstone
kristi2bsb@yahoo.com

The food that is the worst to scrub off , in my opinion, would be anything that is baked!!!

Anonymous said...

Dried cake

scarlett said...

My 97 yo mother's oatmeal. Dries like cement!!

bmaietta@san.rr.com

housekeeper said...

In my opinion, housekeepers are a waste of time. It's your own house, why couldn't you take care of it by yourself?

Anonymous said...

I have a hard time getting chili stains off my plastic bowls.
Brenda Macha
jejoly@gt.rr.com

sillelin said...

linda
sillelin at gmail dot com
grits

ehhogan said...

Dried on cereal and oatmeal is hard to get off dishes.


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Jane said...

dried tomato sauce & pasta are hard to get off. Pasta dries like cement.

Ingrid said...

Egg yolks are the hardest for me. Normally I have to rinse off dish right away or let it sit in hot water for a while.

Ingrid said...

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msrodeobrat said...

i always seem to have problems with dried up oatmeal

sweetsue said...

Scrambled eggs are the hardest, I have been known to throw out the pan I cooked them in!
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tarahsfoodreviews said...

Dried cereal to the bowl - I usually have to let it soak with soap and hot water before I can scrub it off the bowl.

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Lisanne624 said...

Gotta be oatmeal for me. UGH!

mogrill said...

Dried cheese, and oatmeal! Thanks for the chance.
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carolynishis said...

Over easy eggs are very difficult to scrape off the plates.Thank you for having this contest.


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carolynishis said...

I am a subscriber.

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sweetiesteph23 said...

Dried hot cereal is tough, like cream of wheat. I let it soak forever and it still doesn't come off.

Carey said...

I find rice is impossible. It gets on everything else too.

Suzila said...

The toughest is eggs, if you don't rinse the pan off immediately. Thanks for offering this contest!

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Melissa said...

Dried tomato sauce is tough to get off.

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Melissa said...

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vboackle said...

grits is hard to get off.

Nickolay said...

Nachos left overs on plates are the hardest to get off. Cheese is the worst

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Evie said...

Hi - I think something that is hard to get off is dried on bisquik mix that was mixed into dumplings (yum!) Thanks for the tips on dishwashing - I'll be trying them.

Evelyn Powers
Evelyn.powers@gmail.com

llsdogmom said...

Cheese is the worst to get off!! Thanks for the contest and the blog! It is always interesting

bleatham said...

Dried egg is horrible to remove!!

Barbara
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bleatham said...

I subscribe via email!!

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Anonymous said...

Yes, dried eggs and dried cream of wheat are horrible.
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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Dried vestiges of oatmeal is really hard to get off dishes!

Anonymous said...

baked ziti with cheese

lizanne said...

the hardest thing I've had to get off dishes is scrambles eggs with cheese

Ellen N said...

I think dried cream of wheat is the toughest.
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Anonymous said...

I think the hardest thing I have had to clean off of dishes is dried spinach; you have to soak and soak to get it off, scrubbing just won't do!
Holly Eichholz

hollyeichholz@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

Dried on cereal.

Nicole

tnacktbaker@yahoo.com

Pat said...

The hardest thing I have found to get off a plate is egg yolk that has set and dried on a plate.

Anonymous said...

The hardest thing to get off is baked on cheese.




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Carrie said...

OATMEAL! My whole family loves it but it is hard to get off dishes in the dish washer!

Debi said...

It's a toss up between Cheese or Eggs - Yuck !
Thanks for a great contest - love the prizes :)
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Anonymous said...

Hey!

My name is Florence, and I am at shanti123@juno.com. Cooked spaghetti sauce with ground beef is hard to scrape off!!

Sincerely,
Florence

Anonymous said...

The hardest food to scrape off is egg yolk left to dry in a bowl.

linda
lindang01@aol.com

RobynsOnlineWorld said...

I just bought my first package of these the other day and they work great. Peanut butter is the hardest thing I face - my hubby and son both eat a lot of it and for SOME reason they never wipe off the knife or spoon and just toss it in the sink for me to deal with.

Deanna said...

Eggs are the WORST!

Deanna said...

I'm Deanna at deannasfreebies@yahoo.com and I think eggs are the WORST!

quwana60 said...

Debbie

quwana60@comcast.net

Dryed Eggs are hard to remove from your dishes, but baked on stuff is even worst.

Marie said...

Oatmeal. Its so hard to remove after its dried on.

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Corina said...

Corina
corinaasmith@hotmail.com

melted cheese for sure.

Anonymous said...

I shake that can of grated cheese on spaghetti to the point that it looks like snow. Love my cheese. But, it is even hard to scrape off once it mixes with the hot mixture. Tough in the dishwasher too. Always have to pre-clean.

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Becky said...

Becky
sweetypieinsc at aol.com

OATMEAL...gahhh

sachidewey said...

I make a baked apple pancake that sticks like nothing else.

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I find any baked-on mess hardest to remove and usually end up using a scraper. *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

one thing i find hard to get off dishes is dried cheese

Faye R.
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Anonymous said...

also thanks for this wonderful giveway

Anonymous said...

i would love to win this giveway!!!
faye
baller41124@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Dried on eggs! ICK!

Laura

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Anonymous said...

I think scrambled eggs that have sit in a pan for a while.



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KDTX said...

I only know one way to wash dishes.....leave them for someone else!

Sue E said...

Dried egg yolk is always a challenge`as well as mashed potatoes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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lydiaw said...

Dried brown gravy is the toughest!

ktgonyea said...

Dried spaghetti sauce.

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msgulliver said...

Burned on milk at the bottom of a saucepan is the hardest for me to get out.

Sandy Gulliver
sandyatsweepsheet@yahoo.com

patsy ayres said...

Dried egg seems to be the worst thing ever to get off of dishes. Dried cheese comes in a close second!
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Anonymous said...

Fried onions with mushroom sauce can be very challenging to remove if you get distracted when cooking. But that's why I use "Finish." It doesn't get intimidated. It does the job from "start to Finish!"

Anonymous said...

It sounds bad, but dried dogfood is really hard to get off -- especially after a couple of days. Jean

heaventrees said...

Anything baked on the dish. Lasagna, casseroles, whatever, especially if it had cheese in it.

Kristy Clayman said...

Any type of Italian usually is the toughest - especially lasagna!
What a wonderful contest ~ Thanks for posting!

rhonjerm said...

When my husband has nachos and the cheese gets crusted on the plate! Thanks for a great giveaway =)

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seaburd said...

Lasagna is hard to get off
Chris burd
seaburd@comcast.net

susan1215 said...

Dried on oatmeal is tough.

Angela said...

Any dish baked with cheese that's been sitting for a bit is hardest to get off dishes!
Angela Smith
pleaseundress@yahoo.com

ky2here said...

Over microwaved proteins. Ugggh

samamfee said...

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samamfee said...

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rbailey1958 said...

Dried Fried Eggs
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Alicia said...

Stuff with cheese.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

annpala said...

Dried egg and oatmeal! Champagne Living can help you live rich for less! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

The worst is dried up egg yolk.

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Barfe said...

Burned vegetables.
Sincerely,
Barbara Arfe
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Web said...

worst is cheese sauce, dried

weblynx at hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

lasagna on glass
thomas i.
oldnehamkin at yahoo dot com

andrea d said...

lasagna is the toughest to get off the plates

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andrea d

lmurley2000 said...

cheese is hard to get out once it has dried on the dish, and if i burn something that bad too. thanks for the giveaway.

Veronica L. said...

All I can think of is Spaghetti and Lasagna are horrible at getting off! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

Jessilyn82 said...

Dried eggs are a pain to remove, this looks great!

Jessilyn82 said...

I subscribe

BOJESNE said...

Cooked on egg!

daveg0929 said...

dried mac and cheese

mom2gabnnat said...

Dried on oatmeal or Cream of Wheat seems to be the hardest to get off.

Marianna said...

Dried pasta of any sort or kind!

Wendy said...

Melted cheese that is burnt on is at the very top of my list.

Linda said...

In my house it's the baked cheese and sauce from lasagna.

Gabriel J. said...

scrambles eggs with cheese are a pain.

Garner5 said...

Dried BBQ Sauce is so hard to get off my pans. Thanks!

Garner5 said...

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chromiumman said...

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dried oatmeal

terri142 said...

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tderosa142(at)gmail(dot)com
Pasta sauce

VickieB said...

I think egg is probably the worst

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Anonymous said...

Sheri
EGG is the worst to get off!

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luckichicka said...

Egg is a hard one to get off and dried up ranch. Thanks
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latishajean said...

baked on chesse in the worst and chocolate.
nice giveaway thank you!
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latishajean said...

Im a subscriber!
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Michael Kuntz said...

Michael Kuntz
Michael.Kuntz[ at ]gmail.com

The food that's toughest to get off of dishes is definitely baked on cheese!

Heather M said...

OMG!! Spaghetti OR lasagna is the worst! Yuck!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

Pot roast is a big mess. Thank you for help!

Cristi - mpjklj@yahoo.com

Tammie said...

Pretty much anything that's spent hours clinging to the sides of a caserole dish baking in the oven, remaining baked on the side while the dish (with leftovers) is put in the refrigerator and then periodically rotated back and forth from the microwave to the refrigerator until finally ready for the 'Quantum' challenge! ;)

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tlcfromtn said...

Lasagna is one of the worst. Thanks for the giveaway!

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camper223 said...

Cheese that is dried on I feel is one of the hardest foods to get off dishes after it has sat and cooled.

Thank you

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camper223 said...

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Darcy said...

One thing I have a hard time getting off is melted cheese.

Thank you for the giveaway!

Darcy
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Darcy said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed in Google Reader.

Thank you.

Darcy
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Pam said...

lasagna is the worst.
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