from the pages of'Taste of Home'

Consideration for others can mean taking a wing instead of a drumstick.

It's an extra-special occasion these days if it's celebrated by staying home for dinner.

How come some lemonade is flavored with artificial lemon, while furniture polish and dish soap are made with real lemon?

You have reached middle age when you've learned to take care of your health and intend to start any day now.

It's hard to convince a child that in meeting the day's requirements for vegetables, carrot cake doesn't count.

Mealtime is when kids sit down to continue eating.

A century ago, America was known at the melting pot. Today, it is more like a pressure cooker.

Some people eat from the three basic food groups--canned, frozen and take-out.

Good character, like good soup, is usually homemade.

Give a man fish and he can eat for a day. Teach him to fish and he can eat for a lifetime.

The things we sweep under the rug have a disconcerting habit of creeping out on the other side.

An understanding parent is one who's elated when the words written on the wallpaper are spelled correctly.

A repairman is one who can smile when everything goes wrong.

It never gets cooked unless you put it on the burner.

A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he that has found one has found a treasure.

Not only is a woman's work never done, the definition keeps changing.

The recipe that is not shared will soon be forgotten, but ones that are shared will be enjoyed by future generations.

Not one person in a thousand can keep his hands in his pockets while giving directions.

A well-groomed park without people is like a clean house without company.

Compromise is the art of cutting a cake so that everyone believes he or she got the biggest piece.

How does a thermos bottle know which liquids to keep hot and which to keep cold?

Happiness is not a is a way of life.

People forget how fast you did a job, but they remember how well you did it.

What crops up may not be what we wish we had planted.

Grandma's cookies didn't need preservatives--they never lasted that long.

Keep your words soft and sweet. You never know when you'll have to eat them.

Kindness, like a towel, is needed at once. If you have to wait for it, you won't need it.

Government regulation is a lot like ketchup--you either get none or a lot more than you want.

People who do a good day's work seldom have to worry about a good night's sleep.

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.

Experience is the one thing you can't but on the easy payment plan.

The quickest way to lift our living level is to lift our giving level.

The credit for a nice garden that goes to the green thumb should go to the elbow grease.

Remember when health foods were whatever your mother said to eat--or else.<

To check your resistance, stop at a donut shop and only order coffee.

Remember when the grocer picked out your items while you waited at the cash register?

Anybody who knows everything should be told a thing or two.

Age is not important unless you're a cheese. (Helen Hayes)

Strange what good cooks mothers are. But mothers-in-law? Never!

Face powder may win a husband, but it takes baking powder to hold him.

The trouble with common sense is that it is so uncommon.

Some people think a balanced diet is a burger in each hand.

Among the more effective labor-saving devices is the neighbor who hasn't returned your gardening tools.

Home is where you hang your memories.

Place a value on yourself and never mark it down.

Of all the home remedies, a good wife is the best.

Prayer should be the key to the day and the lock of the night.

Is it embarrassment or fear that makes the waitress place the check upside down on your table?

Advice is like cooking--you should try it before you feed it to others.

The library is a valuable institution, satisfying our thirst for knowledge, and for some peace and quiet.

Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookie of life.

Promises are like snowballs--easy to make but hard to keep.

Home is the only place where you can really enjoy corn on the cob and soup.

Happiness is a habit--cultivate it.


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