Dear Heloise: Those of us who, for health or taste reasons, prefer the natural-style peanut butter know the difficulty of mixing the oil back into the peanut butter. Try using your electric mixer with the whisk attachment. Spoon out the whole jar into the mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. With the help of a rubber spatula, pour it back into the jar and refrigerate. — Joseph B. Doak, via E-mail
Dear Heloise: This Christmas, I wanted to use place mats for our dinner. I didn’t have any holiday mats or fabric. I used wrapping paper in several holiday patterns. They made a festive table. Wrapping paper for any special day (such as a birthday) could be used. — Virginia Norton, McLean, Va.
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