Sunday, May 31, 2015

Grilled Chicken Breast Strip

I love this one when I am wanting a snack and not dinner I go to the meat isle in the market and purchase this one, they have a few others, these are already made.  All you have to do is warm them up and warm your tortilla up and there you go. I added cheese to mine I didn't want to many foods in mine.

This is how they look out of the bag and pop them in the microwave or skillet which ever you like.
These are what  you put them in, Oh My! I love these, they are like a pita pocket. The taste is wonderful you can taste the Rosemary with the chicken and cheese yes I love it.
Here it is when I added the cheese and chicken now this was very hot I just added the cheese  it was barley . melting. mmmmmm  you have to try it for yourselves.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Help! I've Been Scammed Online!

I have recently came across this site and thought to share with you all. I know in the past at times when I would find a" what I thought was a great site to make extra cash" was not. It's all about the PITCH and how to get you in or shall I say sucker you in.

Many sites offer great promises, but as the saying goes if it is to good to be true then watch your self. Unfortunately many people really don't dig hard enough to see if it is a safe legit sight and that is when the scam falls. And I fell into one myself.

Please read this site and protect your self when thinking of trying a make extra cash site, and research, research, research, and most of all Do not give any information out at all until you know 100% they are real.

Scammers are doing their best to hit us from just about every possible avenue these days, from email phishing, to cell phone SMiShing, and everything in between.

Much like master pickpockets learn to use misdirection to confuse and distract their victims, modern-day internet-based scammers use fear, false urgency, curiosity, and other tactics to help them in their quest to steal money and information

. It can be hard to bring scammers to justice because of the difficulties associated with tracking them down. Scammers often cover their tracks by using fake or stolen identities, coupled with anonymizing Internet services, spoofed e-mail addresses, and disposable phone numbers.

Please read this Article below  as well: And Don't be SCAMED again.

Consumer Deception On A Massive Scale
Please Read:      Shaklee Scam
Useful Shaklee reviews
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

What happen today in History

I seen these and thought they were interesting to see what happen a while back on this date. Imagine what it was like back then, I wonder sometimes.

1977 U.S.A. Beverly Hills Supper Club fire 28th May 1977 : A fire takes hold and fire races through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky killing 165 people. When the fire began it is believed over 3,000 were in the club and the combination of lack of sprinkler systems and audible automatic fire alarms together with poorly marked fire exits resulted in the large number of deaths that night.

2. 1937 Spain Civil War 28th May 1937 : The Civil war in Spain is now also being fought in the air as both sides are using more than 70 airplanes to bomb and ravage the cities of Valencia and Santander in some of the worst destruction ever seen by the use of aircraft in a war with civilians being the biggest casualties.

3. 1951 U.S.A. Macy's / Gimbals Price War 28th May 1951 : The two biggest retailers in New York City are planning to go head to head with an old fashioned price war Macy's the worlds largest department store and Gimbals who have said they will not be undersold. Macy's has stated they will cut 6% off of a quarter of it's products throughout the store.

4. On May 28 and 29, 1851, the Ohio Woman's Rights Convention met in Akron. Mrs. Frances D. Gage, convention president, began the proceedings with a stirring call to arms:
Are not the natural wants and emotions of humanity common too, and shared equally by both sexes? Does man hunger and thirst, suffer cold and heat more than woman? Does he love and hate, hope and fear, joy and sorrow more than woman? Does his heart thrill with a deeper pleasure in doing good? Can his soul writhe in more bitter agony under the consciousness of evil or wrong? Is the sunshine more glorious, the air more quiet, the sounds of harmony more soothing, the perfume of flowers more exquisite, or forms of beauty more soul-satisfying to his senses than to hers. To all these interrogatories every one will answer, No!
"Opening Address," The Proceedings of the Woman's Rights Convention, held at Akron, Ohio, May 28 and 29, 1851, 5, 1851.

Votes for Women, 1848-1921 Vote for Women  

JIFFY Mixes Recipe's

I have also tried these in the past and want to share these great recipe's by JIFFY they also makes great foods.

A Fruit Bars (9-12 Bars)
1 pkg. JIFFY oatmeal cookie mix
½ cup jam of your choice
½ cup margarine or butter softened

Preheat oven to 350
Combine cookie mix and margarine or butter until crumbly. Set aside ½ cup of crumb mixture, loosely filled. Press remaining mixture on bottom of ungreased 8’ square pan. Spread jam on top of mixture. Sprinkle reserved mixture over jam. Bake 24-28 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and cut

Gooey Goodie Bars (24-30 Bars)
1 pkg JIFFY sugar cookie mix
2 cups flaked coconut
½ cup margarine or butter melted
1 can (14oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chocolate chips
¼ cup peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350
Combine cookie mix and margarine or butter. Spread into bottom of ungreased 13x9” pan. Top with coconut and milk. Bake 25-30 minutes. Over low heat melt chocolate chips and peanut butter. Spread mixture over crust immediately after it has been removed from the oven. Cool thoroughly before cutting.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hoisin Chicken Sliders slow cooker Recipe

Another Kikkoman Recipes for you to try. I am going to make these again this summer will be perfect for a BBQ or just a well made dinner.

These tasty chicken sliders make a great appetizer and are always a hit at parties,

8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs

1 1/2 cups Kikkoman Hoisin Sauce

1 TBSP Kikkoman Rice Vinegar

24 mini buns

Combine all ingredients except buns in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or until chicken is completely cooked. Remove chicken shred and mix completely with cooking liquid, serve on buns.

Makes 24 sliders

Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

I have so many recipe's to share, I love it:) here I am trying a new name by kikkoman I use to get free recipe menus 2011 but they don't make them no more :( anyways I have a few books collected that I will share with you to try with yourself or family.

Kikkoman Thai Style Chili Sauce adds a touch of aweet heart to this refreshing pasta salad. It's sure to become your signature dish or at summer picnics.

1 cup sun-dried tomato vinaigrette or French Dressing

1/4 cup Kikkoman Thai Style Chili Sauce 

4 cups cooked rotini pasta

1 cup cherry tomatoes

1 cup green bell peppers strips

3/4 cup chopped green onions

1/2 cup peeled, seeded and diced cucumber

4 ounces crumbled feta cheese

1 (3.8-ounces) can black olives, drained and sliced

1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

Whisk together vinaigrette and chili sauce. In a large bowl, toss together pasta and remaining ingredients. To serve, drizzle with vinaigrette mixture.

Makes 6 serving

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Stuffed Mushroom Recipe

Who doesn't love stuffed mushrooms? I love them even if they are not stuffed just eat them raw. Here is another of my favorite recipe's from my Taste of Home magazine yumm.


6 large portobello mushrooms stems removed (4 to 4 1/2 inch)

2/3  cup Italian salad dressing 

1 pkg. (10oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 pkg. (8oz)  cream cheese soften

3 garlic cloves minced 

1/8 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

6 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese 


1. Preheat broiler. In a large resealable plastic bag combine mushrooms and salad dressing. Seal bag and turn to coat. Let stand 15 minutes, meanwhile in a large bowl, combine spinach, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper.

2. Drain mushrooms, discarding salad dressing. Place mushrooms in a foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Broil 3-4 in from heat 2-3 minutes on each side or until tender. Fill with spinach mixture; top with mozzarella cheese. Broil 2-4 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Start to Finish 30 minutes Makes 6 servings.
Submitted to magazine by, Jennifer Bender

Sourdough Turkey Melt Recipe

This is what I like to make when I don't feel like making a dinner, a fast tasty meal for me.
If your not wanting to cook, then I suggest you give this a try. From my magazine Taste  of  Home


2 Tbsp. mayonnaise 

4 slices of sourdough bread

1/4 cup canned chopped green chili

1/4 lb. thinly sliced deli turkey

1/4 cup shredded Colby-Monterrey Jack cheese 

1 Tbsp. butter, soften


1. Spread mayonnaise over two slices of bread. Layer with green chilies, turkey, and cheese. Top with remaining bread slices.

2. In  a  large skillet, toast sandwiches over medium heat 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted.

Start to Finish 10 minutes, Makes 2 servings

submitted to the magazine by, Leah Carter

Shredded Chicken Gyros Recipe

I want to share more of my recipe's I have in my magazine from Taste of Home

I will get my camera figured out to get brighter shots.


2 medium onions, chopped

6 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning

1 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. ground allspice

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

2 Tbsp. olive oil

2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts

8 whole pita breads

Topping : tzatziki sauce, torn romaine and sliced tomato, cucumber, and onion


1. In a 3-qt, slow cooker, combine first nine ingredients: add chicken cook, covered on low 3-4 hours or until chicken is tender ( a thermometer should read 165 or over)

2. Remove chicken from slow cooker, Shred with two forks, return to slow cooker, using tongs, place chicken mixture on a pita breads, Serve with toppings.

Prep 20 minutes: Cooking 3 Hours: Makes 8 servings

Recipe submitted to magazine  by sixsistersstuff 

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Spring Trend You Need To Know Now: the Ultimate Denim Guide to The 7 Best Hems

I love jeans they can go with everything you can mix and match together. I have had jeans in my teen years and yes I did have the brand names because they were trendingback in the 80's. Let's see I had Jordache, Gloria, Sassoon, Oh My! I was so HIP back in the days (laughs) if you didn't have the jeans you didn't have the coolness, I so laugh now and can't imagine the 80's stuff I bought and did.

All though I would never give it up and take it back I so loved the 80's and the style was so much better back then Here is a site I came upon.

The Spring Trend You Need To Know Now: the Ultimate Denim Guide to The 7 Best Hems

You’ve seen the extreme denim trend take the runways by storm, whether in Marques ‘ Almeida’s slashed and pieced fall 2015 collection or Gucci’s sexy-sleek version of the Canadian tuxedo, and maybe you’ve even been lucky enough to be privy to catching it off the runway and on the streets. But maybe you’re not feeling quite ready to dive headfirst into a pair of chimney-proportioned wide-leg flares: Luckily, there is an understated way to express your totally hip and utterly with it fashion sensibility and it’s down there by your ankles (or knees, or mid-thighs, but we’ll get to that)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Your Guide to Rescuing Dry, Damaged Hair

I see that coloring my hair all the time and using products on it seem to damage my hair, as much as I try to use less it still damages my hair. I am always looking for tips on trying to make my hair more healthy looking and stop frying it.

I also notice that it starts to break off on the ends and gets brittle, I like using a oil for now but always looking for different stuff to try. I came upon this site, it's a good one with great tips.

Damaged Hair vs. Dry Hair 

Damaged hair often occurs if you frequently apply strong chemical treatments to your hair (including keratin treatments, relaxers, and bleach). A telltale sign is if your ends look dull, your hair feels brittle, and it doesn't absorb hair color.

Dry hair usually looks and feels frizzy with many split ends. It can be caused by frequent use of heated styling tools, not using conditioner, repetitive color treatments, and direct overexposure to the sun.

Original Article   by HFW on May 24, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day 2015: 3 recipes for reader-favorite cookout dishes

I love when all my family use to get together on these holidays they were the best, going to the park playing, listening to music, seeing family who we have not seen in ages, BBQ's, Food all over it was the best times, it seems as times have changed now a days.

Although me and my brother are going to have BBQ we keep it simple with chicken, meat, salad, pretty good if I do say so my self.  

Here is a website  thought was cool to get a few ideas for your cook out this holiday:)

There are some things you just don’t mess with: family traditions, your tried-and-true cookie recipe and Memorial Day grilling.

Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, which is when the cover comes off most pools, children are getting ready to ditch their school supplies and the charcoal comes out of storage.

There’s no better way to welcome the outdoor cooking season than by throwing down some good old-fashioned cookout dishes.

Original Article:     by Danielle Waldron

Thursday, May 21, 2015

13 Pieces That Are Perfect For Memorial Day — and the Rest of the Summer, Too

I love summer and all the new beautiful clothes and accessories that are coming out, This is a great article it has ideas for what to wear for the summer to come, I love it, it  gives me ideas I can put together from what I have in my closet. Time to get them out and mix and match.

As the unofficial start of Summer, Memorial Day gives us a chance to remember our fallen soldiers, relax with family and friends, and bask in the notion that more festive holidays are right around the corner. With that in mind, we're restocking our closets with Summer essentials — pieces perfect for the long weekend, but just as well-suited to the rest of the season. Think floaty white maxis — that go from the city to the beach in a flash — silky shorts that double as a cool cover-up, and sandals you'll live in through Labor Day.

Please read the all the Article to get the great ideas.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:   by Hannah Weil McKinley 5/21/15

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It time for Spring Cleaning Tips

It's  about that time we all get ready for "Spring Cleaning"  I always know when it is cleaning time when I hear the birds chirping out my kitchen window and see the dust building up on my cabinets, and the windows  that need that sparkling clear look. I do make sure to get all the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, and living room it will take me a few days but when it is done my home is like a newly remodeled home, OK not to over dramatic:)

Here are a few products I use, as well as a good website with excellent 30  tips.

You love a spotless house—but you don't want to spend the bulk of your time actually cleaning. Well, fret no more. We talked to seven experts who gave us some of their best methods to make chores easier, more effective and much less time-consuming, so you can have a tidy, sparkling home in no time flat. Even Mom would approve.

Sanitize the Sink: It's hard to believe, but your dirty kitchen sink has more bacteria than your toilet seat. Use a product labeled as an EPA-registered disinfectant, or make your own. To disinfect, clean your sink with soap and water first, then spray a mist of vinegar followed by a mist of hydrogen peroxide, and let air-dry. (Don't mix the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide together—spray one after the other.) If your sink is stainless steel, make it sparkle afterward by putting a few drops of mineral oil on a soft cloth and buffing. This prevents water buildup, which deters mold and keeps the sink looking clean longer.

Do Dishwasher Duty:: Once a week, shake baking soda on a damp sponge and wipe around the machine's edges to remove stuck-on food or stains. To clean the inside, run an empty cycle with Dishwasher Magic, a product designed to kill bacteria like E.coli. "During cold and flu season, add a quarter-cup of bleach to the regular dish cycle to kill bacteria," says Laura Dellutri. The dishes will be safe and sanitized after the rinse cycle is finished.

Love Your Oven: Keep the heart of your kitchen clean by lining the bottom with a nonstick ovenliner. It can be wiped with a paper towel, put in the dishwasher, and reused over and over.

Disinfect the Disposal: To get rid of odors, drop in a cut-up lemon, some salt and a few ice cubes. The lemon deodorizes, and the ice and salt clean away residue. Or try Disposer Care (, which is specifically designed for the job.

Crumple Paper Towels…Forever: Use microfiber cloths instead. When wet, they sanitize and clean floors, counters, glass and tile, and eliminate the need for other cleaning products. They're reusable (machine-wash, hang to dry) and cost about $5 for a two-pack.

Clean as You Go: Linda Cobb suggests filling your sink with hot soapy water as you start dinner. "Place used dishes and pans in the filled sink so they'll be soaking while you eat," she says. Also, wipe up any spills immediately—don't give sauces, oils or spices a chance to sit around.

Zap the Sponge: We all know that sponges can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Disinfect yours every night by squeezing it out and microwaving it on high for a minute. When it's shredded and smelly, replace it.

This website has the rest of the 30 tips on cleaning ORIGINAL ARTICLE 

Now that you have done your cleaning and wanting a break, how about relaxing with a cup of tea check out the website Financial Sunrise for the IASO TEA a great Detox Tea with 26 Benefits for your body. There is no time than now to cleanse your body, and keep it healthy.

My Audio Story Recordings

Here I will record what I wrote, mostly short stories for young adults. I love to write other kinds of stories other than children, which I will post here. I do hope you enjoy them they are just out of my imagination.  Drama, Suspense and so on.

10 Tips I Reduce Stress

Every day life can be stressful with family, kids,  everyday errands, and what not. Although I have no kids yet, I still get stressed out and feel like getting on a plane and head to a deserted island now that may be almost everyone's wish or just me. These are tips I like to use to reduce my stress level even when I feel a headache coming my way. If you have any please share I would love to see how you kill it.

Tips on what I do:

1. Deep Breathe

I find this helpful for me, I lay on the floor with everything around me turned off all nice and quiet. I try and do 10 minutes of this or 5, it makes my body more relaxed when rested.

2. Listen to music

I enjoy a soft kind of music not the yelling kind what rest will you get out of that. I like classical or light vocals and just close my eyes and drift off.

3. Nap Time

Now who doesn't love naps if you don't check yourself, the body can do for a 15 minute cat nap, even at times when I was at work I would take 15 minutes break and close my eyes have my alarm set, if you can do this please give it a try the day will go by faster. Don't do a cigar break do a nap break you're body will thank you.

4. Walk

I enjoy a walk to the local library or store, put a pair of soft walking shoes and take that walk, even if it is around the block if you have kids take them to exorcise will do them good.

5. Journal Writing

I like to write in my journal of things that I have done, or things that I am going to do. Make a fun list don't go make a complicated list or that stress will be on the attack mode.

6. Bake

I find baking to be fun, have you always wanted to try a new recipe that requires baking? Well get them baking pans out and bake invite friends or family over not to many maybe 2 or 3 and have fun.

7. Message

Now I haven't tried this yet but it is on my list, find a good spa or if you know someone get that message in, your body will be in heaven and so will the stress. A good message will rest them muscles out and your'll be a fresh new person.

8. Take a bath

This is the best one if you can find the time, pour a soft scent in the hot bath tub and bring a book or not and just sit there and soak up the heat of the water, close them eyes and drift not to far don't want you drowning.

9. Plant flowers

Get in your garden and plant the newest flowers  to your season ready for summer, if you don't have a garden make one. They are fun. I do love to garden and plant, or if not I buy a few house plants and arrange them to look more like a little garden where I can find the room. That makes the stress leave seeing all the beautiful plants or flowers.

10. Go to the movies

I like going to the movies in the day when there are no people they are still asleep or working. No kids jumping around, yelling. Just sit there with your snacks and enjoy the movie. If you can't just go for a car ride and site see around your area, you'll be amazed of stuff you can find and to think you lived there a long time and barley found out about the place, happens to me allot.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Times Are changing Fast

Today I was reading how times are changing, I seen all the new technology in the makes. I sometimes wonder if we ever went back into the days of the past were we had no electricity running water, radio, TV, cars if we could make it.

Imagine what in the world did they do after they were done with their chores and dinner, it had to be early and I wonder what kind of games they had to entertain themselves specially the kids. No movie theater no electronic games wow now I have to say that when they made up a game it was going to get real.

It is sad for the kids today they will never get to know what it was like a real kid like when I was growing up in the 70’s we had to make our own games and play out side till the street lights went on and it was dinner time, I guess I kind of imagine a little of what it was back then.
My favorite as a kid was climbing trees and yes playing in the mud fun for me not my mom J but hey that’s what kids did back then. Also we went to the movies and mall when it was all the big thing to do then, now were lucky if we see a mall.

I really don’t care for the changes I wish we could go back to the way it was in the past much easier and no Facebook or computers to run our lives, but then this is my opinion. What’s yours?


What to do on a gloomy day, here are a few things you can try if you are having a stay in day. 

1. Read a good book

2. Blog

3. Craft

4. Write a short story

5. Bake 

6. Call someone

7. Clean your home

8. Paint

9. Try on many outfits create a fun look book

10. Rearrange stuff

11. Make a donate bag ready to go out

12. Play games

13. Journal

14. Workout 

15. Listen to radio shows

If there is any more that you do that is not on the list, please share.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Dinner Time Recipe

I felt like making a regular dinner today seeing how it is  cold day, I am going to make just Sirloin,  Rice in a bag,  I love this dinner so easy to make and sets right for this day.
I cooked this for about 25 minutes the meat was thin enough to cook fast, I added dry oregano and garlic salt it gives a good taste when it is cooked and not a bland taste. The right amount is for me eyeball it (sprinkle to your liking) mmmm

Now here is a good rice I like to use when I don't have time to make it the right way, it is a steam in a bag, Oh! I  love this one it has wonderful veggies and the taste is great. I usually leave it in the microwave for 4 1/2 minutes and it comes out perfect.

I love a flat bread that I get at the market, it has to be better than flour tortilla's but like all it can be fattening if eating to many but it makes the food good. I leave it in the microwave to warm up about 29 seconds not long or you'll burn it, I also cut a few green onions to add to my dinner along with cilantro . Can't go wrong.
Here is the finish dish, I'm not the kind of person who makes it look pretty, I just put it on the plate and eat it, I don't have time to make it pretty:)

I also had a coke with my dinner I usually have juice drinks but my brother got me this one:)
If you make what I do please share:)

My Strange Story at Night 3

Oh geez I have to tell you this one a good one, I wonder if anyone else heard this let me know.

Entry 4:   3-6-15 9:40 pm

Well if the lights were not freaky enough we had a LOUD NOISE around 9:45- 10:40 pm I heard a loud noise in the house I thought but when I opened the door I heard what it sounded like we were bieng invaded by millions of aircraft's, even the neighbors came out and shouted  What's That Noise! the dogs were even barking as well as the birds chirping loud. I swear you could hear people talking in the noise like they were in the noise,

It lasted a good amount of time so loud and who ever was talking was a woman and man seems like, also I was so freaked because I never heard this before in my life I forgot to record it, but this girl I am sub to on her you tube video they got it recorded and they are in Canada and they heard it, I asked my brother if he heard it at work, he works out side at times and he didn't hear nothing.

I asked around and can you believe that no one heard it, how is that possible it was so never came back and I'm glad...
I did check the news and paper the next day or the day after and nothing of any mention of the noise..

Friday, May 15, 2015

My Strange Story at Night 2

The night this was written was a freaky one,
Oh this is the moon a few nights ago:)
But you get the idea were the light was about but way smaller..
Entry 1: 1-24-15 12:33 am,

Ok how strange was a small fire truck parked out our home, no fires, no persona needs I didn't hear any alarm gong off, you could see someone in the drivers seat looking at something lite like maybe a phone or pad and kept looking back and forth at the light and our window, not sure what he was doing or what but he kept glancing at my window, creepy.

I thought maybe he might be resting but you know when I looked out about 12: 29 am no one was outside, and when I peeked again a few second later he was there I didn't hear a truck motor or anything, it was like he just appeared. Then I turned my light on and went into the kitchen to look out and I saw no one was up all the block lights were out. I went back to my room turned off the light peeked out and he was gone....

Now if that is not creepy I'm not sure what is..

Entry 2: 2:45  pm

Woke up at 2:45 am

I looked out my window and there again were the lights shining red, green it was not an airplane or helicopter, no this thing was floating back and forth I almost woke my brother up but I let it pass and went to sleep.

Entry 3: 2:00 am next night

Freaky poo last night, so the lights came back, this time a helicopter was hovering around it, I knew it wasn't normal it did that for all most an hour. My brother came out of his room to see what was going on, so I showed him the light it was still moving a little back and forth, and then the neighbors came out and seen the sky, finally I am not the only one who seen this.

It came back a few month ago in late April I was going to go video tape it but when I looked again it was gone and have not been back

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Beef and fresh vegetables slow cooked to melt-in-the mouth tenderness make for a warming dish that's worth the wait I have made this one dish this week and it was yummy. Great American Recipe No website


2 tbsp. Unsalted butter

1 tbsp. Sunflower oil

1 Large onion, cut into wedges

3 lb, boneless top round or rump roast

3 Carrots, peeled and thinly sliced

3 Medium white potatoes, cubed

2 Bay leaves

1/2 tsp. salt

2 Envelopes (91.4oz each) onion soup mix

1 tbsp cornstarch or flour


1. Heat butter and sunflower oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and the beef,. Brown the beef on all sides. Transfer the beef and onion to a slow cooker.

2. Arrange the carrots, potatoes and bay leaves around the beef. Sprinkle with salt, In a large heat proof bowl or measuring cup combine the soup mix with 3 cups boiling water, stirring until smooth.

3. Pour the soup mixture over the beef and vegetables in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH until the eat is very tender, about 3 12 hours.

4. In a medium saucepan, combine the cornstarch and about 1 tsp water: stir to from a paste, Add 2 cups of hot liquid from the slow cooker and bring to a boil stirring until the gravy has thicken. Slice the beef and serve with vegetables and gravy

Nutritional Information Per Serving. calories 780, fat 26.5g (sat fat 9.6g) carbs 50.3g

Roasted Potato Medley Recipe

This trio of potatoes, drizzled with olive oil and fresh herbs, are oven roasted for a crispy outside and creamy smooth inside-delicious. And yes I have to say they are the best I have had. Great American Recipes   No website.

2 Sweet potatoes

8 Yukon Gold potatoes

1/4 Cup plus 2 tbsp. Olive oil

1 tsp. dried tarragon

1/8 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 425, peel and cube the sweet potatoes and yukon gold potatoes. Scrub the new potatoes and cut into cubes.

2. Place the potatoes in a sauce pan Add enough lightly salted water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook the potatoes for 3 minutes. Drain thoroughly.

3. Spread the potatoes in a single layer on a large non stick baking sheet.

4. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with tarragon, salt, and pepper. Roast the potatoes until browned and crisp, about 25 minutes, Serve immediately

Nutrition Information Per Serving: calories 401, fat
14.4g (sat fat 2g) carbs 64.6g .

Thursday, May 14, 2015

My strange story at night time

Being a night owl as my self you see and hear a few weird things, I have a few recorded journal entries I will share. Let's see what first? Oh yeah! This was in the last week of last August, Entry: another strange night in the sky, I seen the light again with many colors thought it was a plane or helicopter but nope it was not, for some reason it stays in one spot for about 30 minutes to an hour then it will move to the right a little bit and stay till 4 am, ok another thing happen that night before 4 am, I was laying down just thinking about that light and all of a sudden I seen flashes, thinking what the heck is that, so me bieng curious I took a peek out the window and I saw a police car point it's flashlights at my neighbor windows all down the block and the windows all had the blinds down so they were just shining at the window for no reason, I have to say they might of been bored..but no way was I going to let them see me.. 

Entry 2 Tuesday the next day, the strange lights came back at the midnight hour about 2 am I head the ugliest howl and it was no dog unless it took voice lessons, I peeked out side but I saw nothing, the birds were singing before the howl and when it howled they stooped singing all night.  nothing happen after these days until all the way to 12/10/14  me and my brother heard at 12 am two owls who had the loudest hoots, it was like they had bull horns, and he told me as long as he lived here he heard no owls, great only me, but they come back a few times and have not heard them anymore.
Let me know if you have strange stories at night like me the night owl, I will post a few more last from last year tomorrow.

How to Tell Whether a Nail Salon Has Fair Paying Policies—and What to Do If They Don't

MAY 13, 2015 @ 12:45 PM

The recent New York Times expose on corrupt nail salons has already sparked motion for New York's Governor Cuomo to investigate manicure businesses—though with 32 inspectors to cover the entire state, some are skeptical over whether or not the right practices will be enforced in wake of the legislation. "I don't understand how they can hire enough people and educate them in the different languages that are being spoken in salons," says Adele Free Pham, who has been compiling information on the Vietnamese community's influence on the industry in her documentary, #NailedIt. "There is a lot that could get lost in translation." Still, it's certainly a step in the right direction, and all of us here at InStyle headquarters are curious to see how the new measures will impact the nail industry as a whole.

New York City public advocate Letitia James has already suggested a grading system similar to that of restaurants, and while the response has been divided, we just hope a fair resolution comes through for the hard-working technicians who have been severely underpaid and mistreated. "It's pointing out something people needed to see—that this is a totally unregulated industry in the biggest city in the country, which negatively affects poor immigrant women of color, who don't have a lot of choices," Pham adds. "A lot of salons are also dealing with the escalating rents in New York, so I see that side of it, too, but I do believe there are people working in really terrible conditions, and everyone should be on top of what a normal nail salon should look like."

To help differentiate the legitimate salons from those that exploit their employees, we asked Pham as well as Haven Spa owners Gabrielle Ophals and Audra Senkus to outline a few indicators to be on the lookout for, and what to do when they apply.

RELATED: Get Your Lesson in Nail Art History in the Upcoming #NailedIt Documentary

Pricing Is Key
The price of a manicure or pedicure should be the first indication of whether or not the employees are getting fair payment. "After starting this documentary, I found that the real cost of a gel manicure is $30, no less than that for the amount of time that should go into applying it safely," Pham tells us. If a price is too good to be true, it probably is, like those $19.99 mani/pedi deals you see advertised. "If there's no regulation on pricing, you just invite drama when everyone is cutting the price, and no one is paying the worker," she adds.

Proper Ventilation and Sanitation Measures
All of the chemicals involved with processes like gel manicures, or even just the fumes from a bottle of lacquer, should warrant a good ventilation system in the salon, for the safety of both the technician and the customer. The sanitation of the tools is another indicator, as some salons opt to reuse items like paper nail files and orange wood sticks, or don't allow the use of gloves for their employees. "Those things are so inexpensive and we incorporate them into the cost of our manicure and pedicure," says Ophals. "Not spending that money isn't worth the savings." Additionally, the salons should have their licenses displayed, and if they aren't, you can ask to see one. "If the salon doesn't have a license displayed on the wall, they at least have to give them to you if you ask to see them," she adds. "So, if there's any resistance to it, that's an immediate red flag."

Absent Owners or Managers
Salons where the owner or manager is present is a good sign that the employees are being treated fairly. "Try to get familiar to a level of knowing if an owner actualy works inside the salon, because if they do, it's likely going to be a lot more tolerable," says Pham. "They know it's a hard job, and they also wouldn't want to be in a salon that reeks of liquids and powders." Simply talking to your nail technician can also be a clue into the situation. "I know it can be awkward because we're not used to doing it in a lot of cases, and they may even respond kind of shyly, but that's the only way you're going to know what's going on in somebody's life," she adds. Pham recommends asking what their day rate is, whether or not they make tips, and if the owner works there.

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Cash-Only Salons or Cash Discounts
"When you go into a salon and they say it's cash only, you get a cash discount, or the credit card machine is consistently not working, that's a huge red flag," Ophals says. "The only reason you wouldn't want people to use cards is because of tax evasion, and if they're evading taxes, they're probably not paying people by the books and are exploiting their employees."

Seeing the Same Technicians Working Long Hours
If you happen to pass by a salon every day and see the same people working for 12 to 14 hours straight, that's often an indicator, but not always. Working longer hours may be a personal choice for the technician, but obviously, breaks should be taken between clients, with a few days of time off each week. "It's hard work, and it's very detail-oriented, which makes it hard on your eyes and body," Ophals says. "Working 5 to 7 days a week for 12 hours can often be a sign, as very few people want to work those hours."

How the Nail Industry Should Change, and How to Help
Obviously, not every nail salon is corrupt, and just because a technician can't speak English isn't an indicator of a shady operation. The question of whether or not to continue visiting a nail salon is a Catch-22 in itself, so if you do decide to continue booking appointments, be conscious of the price, and keep an eye out for the indicators. "Don't start calling the authorities on just anyone, but if you have a good sense there is something wrong, I think it's important to call," says Senkus. "Still, the ability to speak English doesn't reflect on whether or not you're paid well, or any of those other things."

If the aforementioned red flags come up and you sense that something is wrong, Pham advises taking down the salon's information, and reaching out to the New York Commitee for Occupational Safety and Health.

Pham expects that you'll be seeing a worker's bill of rights posted in cooperating salons very soon, and wants standard pricing for what each service should cost to become the norm. Instead of punishing and closing down every operation, she also hopes the steps taken are more educational than punitive, and the costs that go toward the fines can be used to add proper ventilation and contribute to making the work environment better. "I really hope that the bad salon owners clean up their acts. Enough is enough, and it's not worth someone's health," she tells us. "Even though you're an immigrant, you're a woman, you're brown, and you don't speak English, you still have rights and you should know what they are."

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sinful Colors Nail Polish Review

I am always looking for a good red that will not chip in a day or when you wash your hands after you put it on. I have been using this product or a few years now and I love it, I notice that when I apply clear first then the nail polish let it dry and add the clear to seal it, it will last me up to a week in a half I couldn't believe it. So this is my go to nail polish when I can't afford the expensive ones, like OPI, Revlon, so on,

Sinful Color in GOGO Girl  $1.99 at retailer stores, thumbs up for this one, well this is my opinion, what is yours? :)

Health and Fitness Tips

Heath and Fitness

10 Workout Secrets From the Pros

By Carol Sorgen, Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD on November 20, 2012
Experts and successful exercisers reveal the top tips and tricks they use to get the most from their fitness routines.

Getting and staying fit can be a challenge. For many of us, it's hard just to get up off the couch. So what's the secret of people who have managed to make exercise a way of life?

1. Be Consistent
Chase Squires is the first to admit that he's no fitness expert. But he is a guy who used to weigh 205 pounds, more than was healthy for his 5'4" frame. "In my vacation pictures in 2002, I looked like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man at the beach," says the 42-year-old Colorado resident. Squires decided enough was enough, cut out fatty food, and started walking on a treadmill. The pounds came off and soon he was running marathons -- not fast, but in the race. He ran his first 50-mile race in October 2003 and completed his first 100-miler a year later. Since then, he's completed several 100-mile, 50-mile, and 50k races.
His secret? "I'm not fast, but I'm consistent," says Squires, who says consistency is his best tip for maintaining a successful fitness regimen.
"It all started with 20 minutes on a treadmill," he says. "The difference between my success and others who have struggled is that I did it every single day. No exercise program in the world works if you don't do it consistently."
2. Follow an Effective Exercise Routine
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently surveyed 1,000 ACE-certified personal trainers about the best techniques to get fit. Their top three suggestions:
  •     Strength training. Even 20 minutes a day twice a week will help tone the entire body.
  •     Interval training. "In its most basic form, interval training might involve walking for two minutes, running for two, and alternating this pattern throughout the duration of a workout," says Cedric Bryant, PhD, FACSM, chief science officer for ACE. "It is an extremely time-efficient and productive way to exercise."
  •    Increased cardio/aerobic exercise. Bryant suggests accumulating 60 minutes or more a day of low- to moderate-intensity physical activity, such as walking, running, or dancing.
3. Set Realistic Goals
"Don't strive for perfection or an improbable goal that can't be met," says Kara Thompson, spokesperson for the International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). "Focus instead on increasing healthy behaviors."
In other words, don't worry if you can't run a 5K just yet. Make it a habit to walk 15 minutes a day, and add time, distance, and intensity from there.

Who’s Behind Cyber Attacks? 5 Perpetrators to Watch Out For

It seems a day doesn't pass without some new data theft issue in the headlines. These attacks are made for economic gain, competitive advantage, espionage or some mix of the three.
The attack vectors targeting your company can be defined in three categories:

1. Inside attacks

2. Outside targeted attacks

3. A twofold attack that combines internal and external attacks

Inside attacks are the oldest and most common of these three, but with advances in technology and the professionalization of the adversary, outside and twofold attacks are growing in both number and sophistication.

But who are the perpetrators? In this post we'll look at the five types who carry out these attacks.

1. Hactivists
Hactivist attacks can be perpetrated by insiders, but can also originate from outside activist groups looking for social justice. Hacktivists of all types are motivated by political, environmental and social issues. It takes only one employee with strong feelings that a wrong has occurred and using that belief to justify action to cause problems.

2. Criminal Organizations
Organized criminal groups (primarily located in Eastern Europe and Russia) frequently use the Internet to commit fraudulent actions in the banking and financial system and e-commerce. These organizations have an underground marketplace where cyber criminals can buy and sell stolen information and identities. The challenge security teams face is that these attackers will go after any data they can monetize. Corporate IP such as movies, videos, music and computer games can be sold to competitors in foreign countries is becoming a favorite target.

3. Careless and Compromised Employees
Careless employees violate corporate policies by moving sensitive data to unprotected locations (e.g., computers or public cloud storage). They may unwittingly expose this data to bad actors internal to a company or external partners and contractors. Compromised employees are those that are stealing data for an external source, and is a very common form of data loss. The attacks are often long-term, moving small amounts of data over a long time.

4. Leaving Employees
"Leaving" employees who take sensitive data with them are a major problem. Studies consistently find that almost 60 percent of former employees have taken sensitive company data when they depart an organization regardless of the reason why they left. One Symantec study found that 56 percent of workers believe it is okay to take data with them and use it at a competitor. This includes not only customer contact lists but also the IP and trade secrets related to the programs these employees were involved with.

5. State-Sponsored Cyber Espionage
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has developed a combat strategy called "Integrated Network Electronic Warfare", which guides computer network operations and cyber warfare tools with the goal of seizing control of an opponent's information flow and establishing information dominance. Analysts have long linked a military unit in the Chinese military's 3rd Department to extensive cyber espionage.

Korea was rumored as the perpetrator in a recent breach of a major film studio, in order to prevent the distribution of a film that depicted their leader in a less than flattering light

Worried? You should be. Current security solutions (e.g., signature-based and perimeter-based) aren't effective against constantly changing new attacks that are increasingly becoming more sophisticated and complex. Security teams are overwhelmed. To detect and mitigate the threat of the theft of critical IP, companies must look to new technologies that preventadvanced attacks or insiders from stealing data even when perimeter and network defenses have been defeated. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Amtrak train derails, killing 5 people; cars ripped apart

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Rescue workers search for victims in the wreckage of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people. Dozens of passengers were injured, and some climbed out of windows to get away.
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Mayor Michael Nutter, who confirmed the deaths, said the scene was horrific.
"It is an absolute disastrous mess," he said. "I've never seen anything like this in my life."
He said seven train cars, including the engine, were in "various stages of disarray." He said there were cars that were "completely overturned, on their side, ripped apart."
"It is a devastating scene down there," he said. "We walked the entire length of the train area, and the engine completely separated from the rest of the train, and one of the cars is perpendicular to the rest of the cars. It's unbelievable."
Firefighters said dozens of people were hospitalized and six were critically injured.
The cause of the derailment was unknown, but Amtrak said it was investigating and was trucking in portable lights to illuminate the scene overnight as workers examined the wreckage.
Train 188, a Northeast Regional, had left Washington, D.C. The front of the train was going into a turn when it started to shake before coming to a sudden stop.
An Associated Press manager, Paul Cheung, was on the train and said he was watching Netflix when "the train started to decelerate, like someone had slammed the brake."
"Then suddenly you could see everything starting to shake," he said. "You could see people's stuff flying over me."
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Cheung said another passenger urged him to escape from the back of his car, which he did. He said he saw passengers trying to escape through the windows of cars tipped on their side.
"The front of the train is really mangled," he said. "It's a complete wreck. The whole thing is like a pile of metal."
Another passenger, Daniel Wetrin, was among more than a dozen people taken to a nearby elementary school afterward.
"I think the fact that I walked off (the train) kind of made it even more surreal because a lot of people didn't walk off," he said. "I walked off as if, like, I was in a movie. There were people standing around, people with bloody faces. There were people, chairs, tables mangled about in the compartment ... power cables all buckled down as you stepped off the train."
The area where the derailment occurred is known as Frankford Junction and has a big curve. It's not far from where one of the nation's deadliest train accidents occurred: the 1943 derailment of The Congressional Limited, from Washington to New York, which killed 79 people.
Police swarming around Tuesday's derailment site, in Port Richmond, a working-class area, told people to get back, away from the train. They pleaded with curious onlookers: "Do NOT go to scene of derailment. Please allow 1st responders room to work."
Roads all around the crash site were blocked off. Waves of firefighters continuing toward the train cars, taking people out.
Several injured people, including one man complaining of neck pain, were rolled away on stretchers. Others wobbled while walking away or were put on city buses. An elderly woman was given oxygen.
Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy was on the train and said he helped people. He tweeted photos of firefighters helping other people in the wreckage.
"Pray for those injured," he said.
Amtrak said the train was carrying 238 passengers and five crew members. It said rail service on the busy Northeast Corridor between New York and Philadelphia had been stopped.
The National Transportation Safety Board said it was gathering information about the derailment. It said it was launching an investigative team, which would arrive at the site Wednesday morning.
Port Richmond is one of five neighborhoods in what's known as Philadelphia's River Wards, dense rowhouse neighborhoods located off the Delaware River. Area resident David Hernandez, whose home is close to the tracks, heard the derailment.
"It sounded like a bunch of shopping carts crashing into each other," he said.
The crashing sound lasted a few seconds, he said, and then there was chaos and screaming.
Gov. Tom Wolf, who was in touch with the mayor and other state and local officials about the derailment, thanked the first responders for "their brave and quick action."
"My thoughts and prayers are with all of those impacted by tonight's train derailment," he said in a statement. "For those who lost their lives, those who were injured, and the families of all involved, this situation is devastating."

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Organic Nectarine and Store bought

So here it is, I bought Nectarines last night from the market, and this is how they look I'm still letting them ripe little UN ripped right now.
The small one I picked from my brothers tree, now I say that this one is what we call organic and taste much sweeter than the store bought, I did eat the store bought one last week when I purchased it, and it was sweet but not like the one picked from the tree, no spray no poison sprayed on it, what a different it makes, now when I see organic in the store and they are still big I can't help to think it is not organic yet.
So amazing  the tree grown one looks and tastes when you grow them right in your own back yard:)
Don't know the name of  the tree.

Awesome Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

Homemade pizza smothered with melted mozzarella and sliced spicy pepperoni, this I did with out the pepperoni, added my own toppings:) me other Great American Recipes. No website


 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour

 1/2 tsp. Salt

1 Package  (1/4 oz) dry Yeast

 1 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. Olive oil

3/3 Cup pizza sauce

 12 oz. Mozzarella, sliced

7 1 3/4 oz. Pepperoni slices (about 25)

1/2 tsp. Dried oregano

1/8 tsp. Black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 400. Lightly grease a 12-x9-inch  baking sheet. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Stir in the yeast. Make a well in the center and add olive oil and 1 cup lukewarm water. Mix until a soft dough forms. Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface and knead gently for 5 minutes.

2. Roll out dough and press into prepared baking sheet. Cover and allow to rest for 20 minutes at room temperature, them bake for 5-10 minutes.

3. Remove the crust from the oven and spread pizza sauce on top, leaving a 3/4 in border. Arrange the mozzarella on top and then the pepperoni, Sprinkle with oregano and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and bake until golden, 15-20 minutes.

4. Using a pizza knife, slice the pizza into 6 square slices. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information Per Serving
calories 483, fat 23.9g (sat fat 9.9g) carbs 45.4g

Crispy Ranch Chicken Recipe

I have yet another recipe from my Great American Recipes. This chicken is a good one, with the right taste and crisp. as it says * A coating of rice cereal, Parmesan cheese and ranch dressing gives a chicken a tasty crunch- an it's a snap to make*

2 Cups rice cereal
1/2 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Envelope (1.oz) ranch salad dressing mix
2 Egg whites, beaten
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 5 oz. each)


1. Preheat oven to 350, spray a large baking sheet with non stick cooking spray. Combine the rice cereal, and Parmesan and ranch salad dressing mix in a large bowl.

2. Place beaten egg whites in a medium bowl. Dip each chicken thigh in the egg whites and then in the cereal mixture to coat evenly.

3. Arrange the coated chicken on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden and juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a knife. 20-25 minutes, serve hot

Nutritional Facts Per Serving
calories 331, fat 15.4g (sat fat 5.4g) carbs 12g 

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