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Damaged Houses And Gardens By Rebecca Kelley

Visitors to Des Moines, Iowa may be shocked to find a colorful backyard oasis located on half a metropolis block between a busy downtown avenue and a high rise office constructing. The building is the corporate headquarters to Meredith Company, publisher of Higher Homes and Gardens and several other lifestyle magazines. The urban oasis is the Better Homes and Gardens Test Backyard.

In a bowl beat shortening and butter on medium to high pace for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda and salt; beat till mixed. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as you’ll be able to with the mixer. With a picket spoon, stir in the remaining flour. Stir within the chocolate pieces and the nuts. Wow-di-wow! Not only has that hub completely absorbed and distracted me for the last lordy knows how long – other than the superb content it is …