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Published Oct. 2, 2005

JELLY BEANS: Visit the Jelly Belly Jelly Bean web site and get free samples, check out 40 flavors of jelly beans, the history of jelly beans and more (

Food talk

HOLIDAY BAKELINE: Land O'Lakes Holiday Bakeline, (800) 782-9606, is staffed by 25 home economists to help callers. Recipes, helpful baking hints and solutions. Hours: 9-5 p.m. Sat. through Dec. 24. Also visit the Web site (

Worth sending for

FRENCH'S HOLIDAY RECIPES: "Recipe News You Can Use" contains holiday favorites by French's Foods, makers of French Fried Onions, with recipes for casseroles, soups and side dishes made in 3 to 4 easy steps. Send name and address on 3 by 5 card to French's French Fried Onions "Recipe News You Can Use," P.O. Box 6853, Young America, MN 55558-6853. Limit one per household and address.

Table talk

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