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8B - Hinton News Tues. Dec. 22, 1998 Impromptu Get-Togethers Are Easier Than Ever Kraft Kitchens To The Rescue With Simple Entertaining Meal Ideas (NAPS)--When unexpected .ompany knocks at the door offer- holiday cheer, or your family arrives a little earlier than planned, turn to the Kraft Kitchens to help your impromptu get-togeth- ers become great holiday fun. "Families across America tell us that they want to enjoy the hol- idays by spending time with rela- tives and friends," says Stephanie Williams, director Kraft Kitchens. "So, we&apos;ve created simple menu ideas that can help make sponta- neous and planned holiday cele- brations truly memorable." Kraft Kitchens comes to the !rescue to make festive entertain- ing easy with the tgether for the Holidays" recipe collection. These simple and delicious recipes can be made ahead of time, or minutes beforehand, so you can spend more time enjoying the company of loved ones. When friends stop by with gifts, or to give holiday carolers a warm thank you, serve this creatively blended drink which is sure to bring a smile with each sip. Eggnog Coffee V, cup  HOUSE Coffee, any variety V4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons sugar 2 cups cold water 1 cup hot eggnog Thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping PLACE coffee and nutmeg in brew basket of coffee maker. 3 cups powdered sugar 1 package (12 ounces) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla Ground walnuts, unsweet- ened cocoa and BAKe'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut BEAT cream cheese in large bowl with wire whisk or elec- tric mixer until smooth. Gradu- ally add sugar, beating until well blended. ADD melted chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Refrigerate about I hour. SHAPE into 1-inch balls. Roll in walnuts, cocoa or coco- nut. Store in refrigerator. Makes about 5 dozen candies. Variation: Easy Spirited Chocolate Truffles: Prepare as directed except omit vanilla. Divide truffle mix- ture into thirds. Add 1 table- spoon liqueur (almond, coffee or mange-flavored) to each third of mixture; mix welL These and other meal solutions are part of the Together for the Holidays" recipe collection avail- able free at participating retailers. For other menu suggestions, check Stocking Stuffers Your Kids Will Love (NAPS)--As the holiday season draws near, the search for the per- fect stocking stuffers begins. The holiday stocking is a great place for small-sized surprises before the paper-ripping frenzy of gift-open- ing begins. Here are a few ideas for stocking stuffers that are sure to entice a few happy squeals: A video of your kids' favorite movie is a safe bet for all ages. Kids love watching movies at home anytime, and it's a wonder- ful ay to entertain them occa- sionally for an hour or two on a rainy day. An educational and fun stock- ing stuffer is a book or magazine. For younger kids, a book with many colorful pictures will grab their interest and encourage read- ing. Older kids will enjoy a maga- zine for their age group; a sub- scription to their favorite makes a gift that lasts all year. Girls will love hair acces- sories; jeweled barrettes are espe- cially well-liked. Why not give a practical-yet- fun gift? Fruity-scented L'Ordal Kids Shampoo keeps hair clean and tangle-free, and the fish- shaped bottles float in the tub, making bath time fun. * Bean-bag toys are extremely popular, and appeal to all ages (even adults!). Giving the gift of music en- courages creativity--kids can sing, dance, or be inspired to take up an instrument. An audio tape or CD is always a great idea. An addition to a kid's collec- tion makes a nice stocking stuffer --a different version of a toy car for their race track, a sports collec- tor's card, a limited-edition doll, or a computer or video game will be welcomed. To combine a wonderful gift with an opportunity to spend time together, give them tickets to a play, show, or event in your area. Homemade coupons they can redeem for special activities, such as "pizza-movie-ice cream nights," can also be fun treats that give kids the chance to "plan" the activ- ities for a change. (NAPS)---Here are a few web sites you may care to visit to help with your holiday shopping and 'ear round pleasure. PLACE sugar in empty pot of coffee maker. Prepare coffee with cold water. When brewing is complete, stir in hot eggnog. Serve immediately. TOP each serving with whipped topping; sprinkle with additional nutmeg. Guests will rave about these rich decadent truffles that taste as if you spent all day in the kitchen. Easy Chocolate Truffles Prep: 15 minutes plus refrigerating l package (8 ounces) PmLELPm* Cream Cheese, so/ened Heap on more woodt--the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still --Sir Walter Scott If we had no wmter, the spring would not be so pleasant. --Anne Bradstreet The American Dietetic Asso- ciation at www.eatright.org. The Kraft Interactive Kitchens website at www.kraftfoods.com. The site for 989 Studios: www .989studios.com. ZDNet's computershopper.com /holiday98 The Newwatch Company at www.newwatch.com At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year. --Thomas Tusser out the Kraft Interactive Kitchens , , , websitei -- --- m-.A-at www.kraftfoods.com. Work program, Liz Claiborne Inc. @ @ e @ e May you and your loved ones enjoy the gifts of the season. Mary Beth Merritt County Clerk & Staff " Warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season blessed with love and peace and lasting joy to all. Our many thanks to our , faithful patrons. @ @ @ o @ Q @ Q i @ o @ o @ e e @ @ has been addressing the issue of relationship violence since 1991. For the holidays, it offers "gifts that give back" and make more than just a fashion statement. To order, call 800-449-STOP (7867). Turn off and unplug all appli- ances when not in use. Perio- dically check on fbod being cooked in an oven, microwave or on the stove, suggest the safety experts at Underwriters Laboratories Inc. tUL) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). You can easily design and print special holiday creations at home with the help of Lexmark color inkjet printers. Fruity-scented L'Ordal Kids Shampoo keeps hair clean and tangle-free, and the fish-shaped bottles float in the tub, making bath time more fun. \\;xl Great gift baskets often with a theme, and the folks at Jolly Time Pop Corn in Sioux City, Iowa, suggest a motif that appeals to kids age six to 106--pop corn and movies on video. New card-making software, Sierra Home's Print Artist Cards Plus, offers great graphics, text and imaging tools. W ; he holiday brings no greater O pleasure thn a chance to express our o 0 sincere thanks for your tn and patronage. :" May all.your .Cm<:zs dLroms come true, Oo .. o 0-."  o .0. ,.o .O. O O o. and our friendship be" a lasting as the :o o:.Oo:': o:. o .O'cS: "O'o - endearing tradlt/ons'of Cluislznas. " o O. 0 0 O.  g> 0 o 0" o) 0 o O o o e 0 0 O 0 . O0 oO J o Restwood & e o Greenbrier Wishes all of you SAFE & HAPPY Holidays!! (NAPS)-Every year thousands of pets suffer an accident or illness during the holiday season. Ac- cording to Veterinary Pet Insur- ance, a company well versed in the care of pets, a combination of basic precautions, first aid awareness and a pet insurance policy can manage expensive holiday trau- mas. For information on Veterin- ary Pet Insurance policies, visit the website at www.petinsurance.com or call 1-800-USA-PETS (in Texas call 1-877-PET-HEALTH). ' .... l .... l/ ' t Already found on virtually every new PC, the Universal Serial Bus connection lets users simply plug a device into a connec- tor port and start using it. There is no need to shut down and restart the PC or reconfigure the comput- er to operate the device correctly; the computer will do so automati- cally. More information on USB technology and products is avail- able at www.usb.org. For expert answers to Color Stay Haircolor questions, call 1-800-4- REVLON. You can also visit www. revlon.com for more information. For information about the Stein Roe Young Investor Fund, includ- ing a prospectus, call 1-800-403- KIDS or visit the company's web- site at www.steinroe.com. In Scandinavia, Christmas elves known as tomtes are used to decorate everything from Christmas trees to packages to tables. @ RRAYEI00 ARE WTIIt YOU. This Holiday Season in the true spirit of Christmas, let's join together and ask His help for those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Merry Christmas & God Bless You All @ O e @ @ THE HINTON NEWS Fred, Nellie, Victor, & Willlanna GREENBRIER BURIAL PARK PHONE: (304) 466-4668 Remembed Please Don't Drink and Drive RESTWOOD MEMORIAL GARDENS