1.19.2016

3 Drinks That Clear Sinuses and Destroy Throat Inflammation

It’s getting to be that time again… As the winter season creeps up, unfortunately, so does the cold and flu. Thanks to Healthy Holistic Living, here are three recipes that will help you start feeling better almost immediately.

1. The Hot Pineapple Elixir
Apple-Cider-Vinegar-and-Honey
Ingredients
½-1 cup pineapple juice
½ Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 tsp honey

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat lightly to preference.

Why It Helps
The anti-inflammatory properties of pineapple juice reduce phlegm buildup and sooth the throat. Its vitamin C content strengthens your immune system so that it can better prevent cold symptoms.
Apple cider vinegar helps alkalinize your body. When your body’s in an alkaline state, viral bacteria can’t survive as well. To top it off, cayenne pepper provides the kick that warms your body up internally and fights against fevers and nausea. Honey has antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial powers that have made it a natural super-healer for centuries.

2. The Wellness Monster
wellness monster
Ingredients
1 lemon
1-inch piece of ginger
1-2 dashes of cayenne pepper
1 dash of turmeric powder
1 drop of mint extract
1-2 drops stevia (if desired)

Instructions
Juice or blend the lemon and ginger, then add the cayenne pepper, turmeric and mint. Stir. Add enough hot water to double the size of the mixture.

Why It Helps
Lemon detoxifies, bulks up your immune system and fuels your cold-fighting stores of vitamin C.
Ginger breaks up the mucus in the lungs while also soothing sore throats and sinus-related aches.
The compound curcumin in turmeric has serious antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that break up chest congestion and deter coughs.The menthol component of mint is a natural decongestant that plows through phlegm and nasal decongestion.

3. The Raw Deal Tea
warm-lemon-water
Ingredients
1 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp finely grated ginger
¼ tsp ground turmeric
½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp raw honey
1 pinch cinnamon
For extra cold-fighting powers, add in 1 drop of colloidal silver.

Instructions
Boil 1 cup of water. Add in all ingredients and stir.

Why It Helps
Like honey, cinnamon is antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial. These properties help destroy viral bacteria and reinforce immune response. Similarly, colloidal silver is highly antibacterial and antiviral and has also been shown to prevent viruses from getting worse.

1.13.2016

Burned Biscuits - A Lesson We All Need to Learn


When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

All my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that ugly burned biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing...never made a face nor uttered a word about it!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said, "Honey, I love burned biscuits every now and then."

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Mom put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides--a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!"

As I've grown older, I've thought about that many times. Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people.

I'm not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's faults and choosing to celebrate each other’s differences is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today...that you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket--keep it in your own."
So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine.

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil--it has no point"

-Anonymous

1.12.2016

Apple and Orange Spinach Salad

Ingredients
5 ounces fresh spinach (half a 10 ounce bag)
3/4 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges - or fresh Cuties or Halos
or 1 cup of pomegranate seeds
1 large Granny Smith Apple
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/3 cup pecans
Optional: Feta cheese & Orecchiette (little ears) pasta

Dressing
4 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2-4 teaspoons white sugar - Or use Honey to taste or Stevia
1/8 teaspoon each: paprika, onion powder
1 tablespoon poppyseeds
Throw it all together!

1.11.2016

Chocolate Covered Bacon, Espresso Bean, and Fig Scones with Coffee Glaze

Ingredients
Scones:
1 c. freshly brewed hot coffee
1 c. figs, coarsely chopped
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp. shortening
6 slices thick cut bacon, cooked
2½ c. flour
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
Dash of salt
½ c. cold unsalted butter
⅓ c. chocolate covered espresso beans (store bought), coarsely chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
½ c. cream or buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla
1-2 tbsp. cream or milk, for brushing
2-3 tbsp. coarse sugar, for sprinkling

Coffee Glaze:
1 c. powdered sugar
2 tbsp. coffee

Instructions
For Scones:
In a medium bowl, combine chopped figs and coffee. Set aside, and allow to soak for at least an hour. After soaking, drain the figs thoroughly. Reserve the coffee.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan on low heat, melt together chocolate chips and shortening. Whisk until smooth, and remove from heat. Using tongs, dunk each piece of bacon in the melted chocolate, covering both sides. Tap off any excess chocolate, and place the bacon on a sheet of parchment paper. Allow to set for about 30 minutes (you can refrigerate to speed up the process). Once the chocolate has set, chop the chocolate-covered bacon into ¼-inch pieces.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a grater, grate the cold butter into the flour mixture. Fold butter into flour mixture until blended.

Add the figs, bacon, and espresso beans, tossing to combine well. (Mixing them into the dry scone ingredients will ensure they are evenly distributed, and will avoid over-kneading once we add the wet ingredients.)

In a small bowl, mix together eggs, cream, and vanilla. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour the egg mixture into the well. Mix altogether until just combined.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead dough 10-12 times. Gently form it into a large ball. Place the dough onto a well-greased baking sheet and flatten into a circle about 10-inches in diameter, and about ¾-inch thick. Brush the dough lightly with cream and sprinkle evenly with coarse sugar.

Using a long knife, cut into 8 wedges. Carefully separate wedges on baking sheet, pulling them just slightly apart.

Bake at 400°F for 16-20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely on wire racks.

For Glaze:
In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and coffee. Drizzle over cooled scones. Enjoy!


1.10.2016

Dr. Wayne Dyer - Sueezing An Orange


I was preparing to speak at an I Can Do It conference and I decided to bring an orange on stage with me as a prop for my lecture. I opened a conversation with a bright young fellow of about twelve who was sitting in the front row.

“If I were to squeeze this orange as hard as I could, what would come out?” I asked him.

He looked at me like I was a little crazy and said, “Juice, of course.”

“Do you think apple juice could come out of it?”

“No!” he laughed.

“What about grapefruit juice?”

“No!”

“What would come out of it?”

“Orange juice, of course.”

“Why? Why when you squeeze an orange does orange juice come out?”

He may have been getting a little exasperated with me at this point.

“Well, it’s an orange and that’s what’s inside.”

I nodded. “Let’s assume that this orange isn’t an orange, but it’s you. And someone squeezes you, puts pressure on you, says something you don’t like, offends you. And out of you comes anger, hatred, bitterness, fear. Why? The answer, as our young friend has told us, is because that’s what’s inside.”

It’s one of the great lessons of life. What comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it’s because that’s what’s inside. It doesn’t matter who does the squeezing—your mother, your brother, your children, your boss, the government. If someone says something about you that you don’t like, what comes out of you is what’s inside. And what’s inside is up to you, it’s your choice.

When someone puts the pressure on you and out of you comes anything other than love, it’s because that’s what you’ve allowed to be inside. Once you take away all those negative things you don’t want in your life and replace them with love, you’ll find yourself living a highly functioning life.

Thanks, my young friend, and here’s an orange for you!

1.09.2016

Candied Pistachio, Apricot, and Orange Fig Scones

Ingredients
1 c. orange juice
1 c. figs, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. water
½ c. pistachios
2½ c. flour
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
Dash of salt
½ c. cold unsalted butter
1 c. apricots, chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
½ c. cream or buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla
1-2 tbsp. cream or milk, for brushing
2-3 tbsp. coarse sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions
In a medium bowl, combine chopped figs and orange juice. Set aside, and allow to soak for at least an hour. After soaking, drain the figs thoroughly. (Discard the OJ or you can use it for a quick glaze!)

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Add pistachios, and toss to coat. Spread pistachios on a well-greased baking sheet, and bake at 350°F for 5-7 minutes, or until they're golden and toasted. Allow pistachios to cool completely. Coarsely chop them, and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Using a grater, grate the cold butter into the flour mixture. Fold butter into flour mixture until blended.

Add the figs, pistachios, and apricots, tossing to combine well. (Mixing them into the dry scone ingredients will ensure they are evenly distributed, and will avoid over-kneading once you add the wet ingredients.)

In a small bowl, mix together eggs, cream, and vanilla. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour the egg mixture into the well. Mix altogether until just combined.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead dough 10-12 times. Gently form it into a large ball. Place the dough onto a well-greased baking sheet and flatten into a circle about 10-inches in diameter, and about ¾-inch thick. Brush the dough lightly with cream and sprinkle evenly with coarse sugar. Using a long knife, cut into 8 wedges. Carefully separate wedges on baking sheet, pulling them just slightly apart.

Bake at 400°F for 16-20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely. Enjoy!


1.08.2016

Pumpkin Pecan Scones with Brown Sugar Streusel

Ingredients

For scones:
⅓ c. whole milk or evaporated milk
1 tsp. vinegar
2¼ c. flour
⅓ c. packed brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. baking soda
½ c. unsalted butter, cold
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 c. canned pumpkin puree
1 c. pumpkin spice baking chips (optional)
⅔ c. chopped pecans

For streusel:
½ c. brown sugar
½ c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

Instructions
In a small bowl, combine milk and vinegar. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking soda. Blend well.

Using a grater, grate the cold butter into the flour mixture. Fold butter into flour mixture until well-blended.

In a medium bowl, combine the sour milk, egg, and pumpkin puree. Whisk until well-blended.

Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour, along with the pumpkin spice baking chips and pecans. Mix altogether until just combined.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 10-12 times. Gently form dough into a large ball. Place the dough onto a well-greased baking sheet and flatten into a circle about 10-inches in diameter, and about ¾-inch thick.

For the streusel, combine all streusel ingredients in a small bowl, and mix until it resembles coarse crumbs. Using one hand as a wall to keep the streusel onto the scone dough, sprinkle the streusel crumbs evenly over the scone dough. Keep as much of it off of the baking pan, and on top of the scones as possible. Press down lightly to press the streusel into the dough. Using a long knife, cut into 8 wedges. Carefully separate wedges on baking sheet, pulling them just slightly apart.

Bake at 400°F for 18-20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Cool slightly, and serve!


1.07.2016

Cranberry Orange Scones with Orange Glze

Ingredients
2½ c. flour
¼ c. sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
Dash of salt
½ c. cold unsalted butter
⅔ c. dried sweetened cranberries
½ c. pomegranate seeds
2 eggs, lightly beaten
½ c. cream or half-and-half
1 tsp. orange extract
Zest of 1 large orange
1-2 tbsp. cream, for brushing scones
2-3 tbsp. coarse sugar, for sprinkling
Juice of 1 large orange
1 - 1½ c. powdered sugar

Instructions
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Using a grater, grate the cold butter into the flour mixture. Fold butter into flour mixture until blended.

Add the cranberries and pomegranate seeds, stirring to combine. (Mixing them into the dry scone ingredients will ensure they are evenly distributed, and will avoid over-kneading once we add the wet ingredients.)

In a small bowl, mix together eggs, cream, orange extract, and orange zest.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour the egg mixture into the well. Mix altogether until just combined.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead dough 10-12 times. Gently form it into a large ball. Place the dough onto a well-greased baking sheet and flatten into a circle about 10-inches in diameter, and about ¾-inch thick.

Brush the dough lightly with cream and sprinkle evenly with coarse sugar. Using a long knife, cut into 8 wedges. Carefully separate wedges on baking sheet, pulling them just slightly apart.

Bake at 400°F for 16-20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Remove from heat, and allow to cool on the pan while preparing glaze.

In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice and powdered sugar. Drizzle over warm scones, and serve!

via the gold lining girl

1.06.2016

Pomegranate White Chocolate Almond Scones


Ingredients
2½ c. flour
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
Dash of salt
½ c. cold unsalted butter
1 c. white chocolate chips
⅓ c. slivered almonds
1 c. pomegranate seeds
2 eggs, lightly beaten
½ c. eggnog or half-and-half
1 tsp. almond extract
1-2 tbsp. eggnog or half-and-half, for brushing scones
Sugar, for sprinkling

Instructions
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Using a pastry blender or a knife, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.

Add in white chocolate chips and slivered almonds, tossing to combine well.

Carefully fold in pomegranate seeds.

In a small bowl, stir together eggs, eggnog, and almond extract.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour the egg mixture into the well.

Turn dough out onto a generously floured surface, and knead dough 6-8 times, slowly forming it into a large ball.

Place onto a greased baking sheet, and carefully flatten the ball into a large disk, about ¾-inch thick.

Cut into 8 wedges, and gently pull the wedges slightly apart.

Brush each scone lightly with eggnog, and sprinkle with a pinch of sugar.

Bake at 400°F for 15-18 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.

1.05.2016

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Scones




Ingredients
⅓ c. eggnog or whole milk or evaporated milk
1 tsp. vinegar
2¼ c. flour
⅓ c. packed brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. baking soda
½ c. unsalted butter, cold
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 c. mashed sweet potatoes
1 c. cinnamon chips
⅔ c. chopped pecans
1 tbsp. eggnog
1-2 tbsp. coarse sugar

Instructions
In a small bowl, combine eggnog and vinegar. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking soda. Blend well.

Using a grater, grate the cold butter into the flour mixture. Fold butter into flour mixture until well-blended.

In a medium bowl, combine the eggnog mixture, egg, and sweet potatoes. Whisk until well-blended.

Add the sweet potato mixture to the flour, along with the cinnamon chips and pecans.
Mix altogether until just combined.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 10-12 times. Gently form dough into a large ball.

Place the dough onto a well-greased baking sheet and flatten into a circle about 10-inches in diameter, and about ¾-inch thick.

Brush the dough lightly with eggnog and sprinkle evenly with coarse sugar.
Using a long knife, cut into 8 wedges.

Carefully separate wedges on baking sheet, pulling them just slightly apart.

Bake at 400°F, for 16-20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.

Cool slightly, and serve!

via the gold lining girl

1.04.2016

Sweet Smoked Salmon Spread

1 piece smoked salmon
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup white onion, chopped fine
1 clove fresh garlic, chopped fine
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp. packet of brown sugar (included)
Coarse ground black pepper to taste

Thaw Salmon if frozen. Flake and remove pin bones (if any) and set aside. Combine all other ingredients and mix until smooth. Fold in the salmon and spread on Club or Ritz crackers. Enjoy!!

via Jim Tracy

1.02.2016

Irena Sendler

Warsaw, Poland

During WWII, Irena Sendler, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.
She had an ulterior motive. Because she was German, she KNEW what the Nazis' plans were for the Jews.

Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack for larger
kids.

She also had a dog in the back which she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.

The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, arms, and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family. Most had been gassed.. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won --- for a slide show on Global Warming.


Irena died 12 May 2008 (aged 98).

Blessed is the person who sees the need, 
recognizes the responsibility,
and actively becomes the answer...

1.01.2016

CrossFit Cookies

Ingredients
2¼ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
¾ tsp. salt (if you use salted butter, omit the salt)
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 (3.4 oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding (any pudding is good)
2 eggs, room temp, slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt together and whisk. Set aside.

In a large bowl cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Bet in the instant pudding until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally stir in the chocolate chips (can substitute white chocolate chips, or ½ and ½ semisweet and milk chocolate chips). If the batter is too sticky, add about ¼ cup more flour. Drop by rounded spoonsful onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 10-12 minutes in preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.

via Brandy Wann via Krista Owens

12.31.2015

Home Grown

A young man went to seek an important position at a large printing company. He passed the initial interview and was going to meet the director for the final interview. The director saw his resume, it was excellent. And asked,'

"Have you received a scholarship for school?" The boy replied, "No".
'It was your father who paid for your studies? '' Yes.' He replied.
'Where does your father work? ' 'My father is a Blacksmith'

The Director asked the young man to show him his hands.
The young man showed a pair of hands soft and perfect.
'Have you ever helped your parents at their job? '
'Never, my parents always wanted me to study and read more books. Besides, he can do the job better than me.

The director said:
'I have got a request: When you go home today, go and wash the hands of your father and then come see me tomorrow morning.'

The young man felt his chance to get the job was high.

When he returned to his house he asked his father if he would allow him to wash his hands.

His father felt strange, happy, but with mixed feelings and showed his hands to his son. The young man washed his hands, little by little. It was the first time that he noticed his father's hands were wrinkled and they had so many scars. Some bruises were so painful that his skin shuddered when he touched them.

This was the first time that the young man recognized what it meant for this pair of hands to work every day to be able to pay for his studies. The bruises on the hands were the price that his father payed for his education, his school activities and his future.

After cleaning his father's hands the young man stood in silence and began to tidy and clean up the workshop. That night, father and son talked for a long time.

The next morning, the young man went to the office of the director.
The Director noticed the tears in the eyes of the young man when He asked him,

'Can you tell me what you did and what you learned yesterday at your house?'
The boy replied: 'I washed my father's hands and when I finished I stayed and cleaned his workshop.'

'Now I know what it is to appreciate and recognize that without my parents, I would not be who I am today. By helping my father I now realize how difficult and hard it is to do something on my own. I have come to appreciate the importance and the value in helping my family.

The director said, "This is what I look for in my people. I want to hire someone who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the hardship others go through to accomplish things, and a person who realizes that money is not his only goal in life".

'You are hired'.

A child that has been coddled, protected and given everything he or she wants, develops a mentality of "I have the right" and will always put himself or herself first, ignoring the efforts of parents, family and friends. If we are this type of protective parent are we really showing love or are we helping to destroy our children?

You can give your child their own room in a big house, good food, a computer, tablet, cell phone, and a big screen TV, but when you're washing the floor or painting a wall, children need to experience that too.

After eating, have them wash the dishes with their brothers and sisters, let them fold laundry or cook with you, pull weeds or mow the lawn. You are not doing this because you are poor and can't afford help. You are doing this because you love them and want them to understand certain things about life.

Children need to learn to appreciate the amount of effort it takes to do a job right. They need to experience the difficulties in life that people must overcome to be successful and they must learn about failure to be able to succeed.

Children must also learn how to work and play with others and that they will not always win, but they can always work harder to reach their goals. If they've done their best, then they can take pride in all the effort they put forth.

Life is about giving and serving and these qualities are taught in our homes.

12.30.2015

Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients 
4 pounds russet potatoes
1 Tbsp salt
4 Tbsp butter + more for serving
1 Tbsp sour cream
1/2 cup heavy cream (or milk)
freshly ground pepper, to taste

Instructions
Peel the potatoes, rinse them and cut them into 1- to 2-inch pieces. Add to a large pot and add enough water to cover all of the potatoes. Heavily salt the water. I use about 1 tablespoon salt.

Place pot on your stove and turn heat to high. Bring to a boil and boil for 5–10 minutes, until potatoes easily break apart with a fork or a butter knife. Turn off heat.

Drain potatoes and return pot to the hot burner (that’s turned off). Leave the pot on the stove for at least 10 minutes, uncovered.

Add butter and mix with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula so the butter is evenly distributed. Mash the potatoes to desired consistency. Add sour cream and mix together. Add heavy cream or milk and mix together. Add more if you like creamier potatoes. 

Add salt and pepper to taste. Add an extra pat of butter on top before serving. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator and reheat to serve.

12.29.2015

Classic Banana Bread

Ingredients
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 ripe bananas (spotted)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, soft
2 eggs
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions
In a medium-size bowl, add flour, soda, and salt. Then whisk gently to combine and set aside.

Peel the bananas and then mash them, with a potato masher,  in a separate bowl, until they are runny and set it aside.

In a large bowl, or the bowl of stand mixer, combine the sugar and butter and mix together until well-combined.  Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until incorporated.  Then add the mashed bananas, yogurt, and vanilla and blend until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and again mix until smooth.

Pour batter into a standard, greased loaf pan. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour in the center of the oven. When finished baking, let the bread cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan and then turn it out onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.


 


12.28.2015

Spaghetti Carbonara

Ingredients

12.27.2015

Get Rid of Blackheads in 10 Minutes

Blackheads, especially the ones that appear on your nose are one of the most unaesthetic skin problem. You have two options if you want to get rid of them: see a beautician or make your one nose strips. I prefer the second one and I will show you how simple it is to get rid of blackheads at home with only 2 ingredients:

1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon gelatin powder.

You will use the microwave to prepare the strip so be sure your bowl is heat resistant. Pour the milk in the bowl, then add the gelatin and mix well until you obtain a coarse mixture. Put the bowl in the microwave for 10 seconds on medium power. Let it to cool a little then apply it on your nose with make-up brush you do not use anymore. After 10 minutes take it off your nose and look at the nose strip: you will see the blackheads and impurities that were on your face.

12.26.2015

True Love

The elderly man in his eighties, hurried to his doctor appointment at 8am. He wanted to finish quickly because he must be somewhere by nine. The doctor asked what the next appointment was. He proudly said that at 9am every morning he is at the hospital to eat breakfast with his wife. The doctor asked in what condition his wife was in. The man said that his wife had Alzheimer's disease, and for the past 5 years she hasn't known who he is. The doctor was surprised and asked the man why he continues to go faithfully if she has no idea who he is....the old man replied, " because I still know who she is. " this my friends, is real love.....

12.25.2015

Christmas Countdown