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Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Pretzel Crisps Brownie Trifle Ingredients: 1 box fudge brownie mix 1 - 4 ounce bag Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Pretzel Crisps 3 cups whole milk 2 packages (3.9 oz.) chocolate instant pudding 1 tub (11 oz.) whipped topping, divided Crushed peppermint, for garnish Directions: Heat oven to 350 F (325 F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease pan with butter or nonstick spray. In a medium bowl, mix brownies as directed for fudge brownies, using water, oil and eggs. Bake as directed. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Once brownies are cooled, cut into 1-inch cubes and set aside. Then in a medium bowl, beat milk and pudding mixes with whisk for 2 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in 1 cup whipped topping. Place 1/2 of brownie cubes in 2-qt. bowl. Top with a layer of Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Pretzel Crisps, followed by half of the pudding mixture and another layer of whipped topping. Repeat all layers. Sprinkle the top with crushed peppermint and one whole Pretzel Crisps. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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From classic Persian to striking contemporary designs, nothing enhances the beauty and individuality of a home like hand-woven area rugs. These ever-popular floor coverings come in a wide array of styles, sizes, and prices to fit virtually every décor and every budget. And one of the prime sources of high quality handcrafted area rugs is India. Here are some terrific tips that will help you incorporate hand-woven area rugs into your decorating plans courtesy of the Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) and the CEPC, a nonprofit association of India’s leading area rug manufacturers. Start from the Rug Up Rugs are often the last things people buy for their rooms. However, area rugs should really be the “foundation” of your design plan because they often become the focal point of the space. Selecting the rugs first will also help you to plan the overall color scheme and create a mood for the room. Size Matters The actual room size and your specific decorating scheme are important consider-

ations when deciding on the size of the rug. For example, a dining room rug should be large enough to cover the table area and the chairs when pulled back. A bedroom looks best with one large area rug that extends from the sides and front of the bed, or two smaller rugs, one on each side of the bed. If you have a small room, leave as much of a border of flooring around the rugs to make the room appear larger. Two’s Company and Three’s Not a Crowd You can make an extra large living room and/or family room more inviting and intimate by using two or more area rugs to create separate “conversation” and TV areas, a “music” area, or a “hobby” area, etc. On The Surface Of Things Area rugs look terrific on finished wood flooring, ceramic and other types of natural tile, and many other surfaces. However, if you are renting a furnished home or apartment whose main rooms are covered with broadloom, there’s no rule against placing area rugs over the carpeting, provided that the rug colors and patterns work well with those of the carpet.

Mix It Up There’s no decorating rule that says you shouldn’t mix area rug styles within a home or even within the same room. If space permits, don’t worry about placing a transitional or contemporary design rug in a room with the traditional Persian carpet you inherited. Go ahead and mix ‘em up. The best designs are those that appeal to you. Order in the House There is no such thing as a problem space. Thanks to innovations in rug weaving techniques, hand-knotted area rugs can be madeto-order in any size, shape, design and color combination. So, if you have an unusual or oversized space, or other special decorating requirement, a local floor-covering retailer can order a rug custom-made for your particular needs. Want more information? Download a free brochure, “A Shopper’s Guide to Hand-Woven Rugs from India”, at www.rugsofindia. org. You can also follow “Rugs of India” on Twitter at www.twitter/

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