30 Apr 2016
April 30, 2016

How To Choose The Freshest Bagged Salad

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Found this post on the internet. This may be something most of us never knew.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Drinking rum before 10:00 am makes you a pirate, not an alcoholic.

ANOTHER JOKE OF THE DAY: 3 out of the 4 voices in my head want to sleep, the other one wants to know if penguins have knees.

HAPPY APRIL 30 BIRTHDAY TO: Cloris Leachman 90, Johnny Galecki 41, Willie Nelson 83, Merill Osmond 63, Kirsten Dunst 34, Kunal Nayaar 35, Steven Harper 57, Paul Gross 57, and Al Lewis (Grandpa Munster)(1923-2006).

29 Apr 2016
April 29, 2016

Homemade Lemon Curd – Easier Than You’d Think

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Homemade Lemon Curd
By Cooking Light – Contributor
Lemon curd is a versatile topping, perfect with warm gingerbread, pound cake, muffins, or any number of sweet treats.

Lemon Curd
Hands-on time: 10 min. Total time: 1 hr. 10 min.
For a lime variation, substitute lime rind and juice for the lemon rind and juice.

• 3/4 cup sugar
• 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
• 2 large eggs
• 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 large lemons)
• 2 tablespoons butter

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring with a whisk. Cook until sugar dissolves and mixture is light in color (about 3 minutes). Stir in lemon juice and butter; cook 5 minutes or until mixture thinly coats the back of a spoon, stirring constantly with a whisk. Cool. Cover and chill 1 hour (the mixture will thicken as it cools).

Note: This recipe yields 1 1/3 cups of lemon curd. It can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. You can easily double the recipe, and freeze half of it in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag for up to 6 months. Thaw in the refrigerator, and use within 1 month.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I grew up living from paycheck to paycheck, but with hard work and perseverance I now live direct deposit to direct deposit.

HAPPY APRIL 29 BIRTHDAY TO: Carnie Wilson 48, Eve Plumb 58, Michelle Pfeiffer 58, Megan Boone 33, Jerry Seinfeld 62, Richard Kline 72, Kate Mulgrew 61, Tommy James 69, Daniel Day Lewis 59, Uma Thurman 46, Johnny Miller 69, and Dale Earnhardt (1951-2001).

28 Apr 2016
April 28, 2016

Painted Stones Keep Birds Away

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As gardening season is fast approaching, this tip just may work. It’s worth a try and you don’t have to be an expert painter, the birds won’t know the difference. Hey, if it doesn’t discourage birds, your garden is certainly colorful.

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THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1985 – For the 4th time, the New York Yankees hire Billy Martin to be their manager.

CANADA’S NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING: April 28 – Honors all those who have been killed or injured in occupational accidents or hazards.

JOKE OF THE DAY: If I owned a taser, I’d probably get curious to see how it feels and taser myself. That’s why I don’t own a taser.

HAPPY APRIL 28 BIRTHDAY TO: Ann Margaret 75, Jay Leno 66, Jessica Alba 35, Penelope Cruz 42, Jonathan Silver Scott 38, Drew Scott 38, Jorge Garcia 43, Harry Shum 34, Jenna Ushkowitz 30, Bridget Moynahan 46, Samuel Larson 25, and Ferruccio Lamborghini (1913-1993).

27 Apr 2016
April 27, 2016

A Handy Garage Sale Pricing Guide

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A Handy Garage Sale Pricing Guide
Follow these yard sale pricing guidelines to make sure your stuff moves.
You’ll make more money if you do some research first by browsing thrift shops and yard sales in your area. (Prices vary widely by region.) But if your main goal is to get rid of as much stuff as possible with some compensation for your time and effort, follow these pricing guidelines from the pros.

Hardcover books: $1 (paperbacks, two for $1)

CDs and DVDs: $1

Mainstream brand-name clothing: $5 to $15

T-shirts: two for $1

Shoes: $5 to $10

Costume jewelry: $1 (or $5 for a few items)

Coffee tables: $50 to $100

Dining chairs: $25 to $150 each

Dishes and glasses: $5 to $30 for an eightpiece set

China: $1 to $10 a plate

Kitchen gadgets: $1 to $5

Lamps: $5 to $30

Mirrors and artwork: $1 to $10 (small); $30 to $100 (large)

Sofas: $150 to $300

Board games: $1 to $5

Ikea anything: 30 to 50 percent of the original price

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SAD DAY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IN SASKATOON: Mike Simmonds, a man who advocated for better services and treatment for the blind in Saskatchewan has died. He passed away of a blood clot Monday night April 25 in Saskatoon. Simmonds, a comedian, had a deep sense of humor, loved music and had audiences in the palm of his hand immediately upon stepping on stage.

JOKE OF THE DAY: Don’t wear headphones while vacuuming. I’ve just finished the whole house before realizing the vacuum wasn’t plugged in.

HAPPY APRIL 27 BIRTHDAY TO: Si Robertson 68, Judy Carne 77, Ace Frehley 65, Kevin (Joshamee Gibbs) McNally 60, Sheena Easton 57, Samuel Morse (1791-1872)(Morse Code), Casey Kassem (1932-2014), Jack Klugman (1922-2012), and Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885).

26 Apr 2016
April 26, 2016

Lemon Brownies – These Are really Good

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Lemon Brownies

Prep Time: 5 min   Cook Time: 25 min   Total Time: 30 min
3/4 C flour
3/4 C sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbs lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt
Mix in the softened butter.
In another bowl whisk the eggs with the lemon juice and zest.
Come wet and dry ingredients, and mix well. Pour into an 8×8 greased pan, and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool before topping with glaze.
For the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice.
By Clever Housewife

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: The Ukraine, on Tuesday April 30, marks 30 years since the world’s worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl killed thousands and forced a global rethink about the wisdom of relying on atomic fuel.

JOKE OF THE DAY: Three horrible facts: Today is not Friday. Tomorrow is not Friday. Even the day after that is not Friday.

THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 1956 – First container ship, carrying modern day intermodal shipping containers, embarks on journey from Port, New Jersey to Houston Texas.

HAPPY APRIL 26 BIRTHDAY TO: Channing Tatum 36, Jordana Brewster 36, Kevin James 51, Stana Katic 38, Bobby Rydell 74, Carol Burnett 83, and John James Audubon (1785-1851).

25 Apr 2016
April 25, 2016

Vinegar-Braised Chicken And Mushrooms

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While it’s easy to fall into a rut and cook the same thing over and over again, we really try to push ourselves when it comes to coming up with new and flavorful recipes that keep us from getting tired of any one thing: in this case, chicken. We make it all the time, but this balsamic vinegar reduction and the perfectly sauteed veggies make this chicken dish a new favorite….it’s got a rich flavor and it’s perfect at any time of year!
Serves 6


4 pounds assorted bone-in, skin on chicken pieces (breasts and thighs)
2 pounds mushrooms (cremini, white, or baby bella), cleaned of any dirt or particles
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
5 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped (could use baby carrots)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Season both sides of chicken generously with salt and pepper.
Heat olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and, in batches, brown chicken on all sides, then transfer to a separate plate and set aside.
Reserving 2-3 tablespoons, drain off fat and saute carrots and onions until tender. About 10 minutes.
Add mushrooms and cook for another 6-8 minutes, or until softened, then add crushed garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
Season everything with salt and pepper, then transfer vegetables (discarding garlic) to the plate with the chicken.
Sprinkle flour into the Dutch oven and cook for 1-2 minutes, whisking continuously, until pasty and smooth.
Pour in the vinegars and whisk until smooth. Cook mixture for 3-5 minutes, or until thickened and reduced, then slowly mix in chicken broth.
Return chicken to pot and add bay leaf, then bring mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, partially cover your pot and let simmer for 35-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
Return vegetables to Dutch oven and serve with reduced sauce.

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SAD DAY IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS: Ron Brace: Former New England Patriots Defensive Tackle Dies at Age 29. Reports say, the Springfield, Mass., native played four seasons for the Patriots after being drafted out of Boston College in 2009.

ANOTHER SAD DAY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: Billy Paul, the soul singer best known for his 1972 single “Me and Mrs. Jones,” died on Sunday (April 24). He was 81 years old.

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1939 – DC Comics publishes Detective Comic #29, introducing Batman, one of the company’s most successful characters.

HAPPY APRIL 25 BIRTHDAY TO: Renee Zellweger 47, Al Pacino 76, Hank Azaria 52, Len Goodman 72, Talia Shire 70, Bjorn Ulvaeus 71, and Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996).

24 Apr 2016
April 24, 2016

Gardening Tip Before You Plant

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There is nothing more to add to what the photo explains except that sunflowers are happy plants. They are seen in more and more gardens and flower beds.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: I’m starting meetings at my house for people with OCD. I don’t have it but I’m hoping they’ll take one look and start cleaning.

THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1988 Elton John becomes Sir Elton Hercules John, after receiving a knighthood.

HAPPY APRIL 24 BIRTHDAY TO: Barbara Streisand 74, Kelly Clarkson 34, Jack Quaid 24, Cedric the Entertainer 52, Shirley MacLean 82, Lee Westwood 43, Djimon Hounsou 52, and Jean Paul Galtier 64.

23 Apr 2016
April 23, 2016

Chocolate Dipped Fruit Cones – Fun And Healthy

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Healthier summer treat for the kids! Great party idea too!

Dip the cones in melted dark chocolate, fill with fruits of your choice. Serve with vanilla greek yogurt for dipping.

Joke of the Day: A grandma lovingly gives her granddaughter a kiss on the cheek upon seeing her at a family get-together. Afterwards, she noticed the little girl wiping her cheek.

“Are you wiping off my kiss?” she asked.

“No”, she smartly replied, somewhat embarrassed but quick on her feet, “I’m just rubbing it in!”

 Happy April 23rd Birthday to: John Cena 39, Valerie Bertinelli 56, John Oliver 39, Joanna Krupa 37, Kal Penn 39, Lee Majors 77, Michael Moore 62, William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Shirley Temple (1928-2014), Roy Orbison (1936-1988), Sandra Dee (1942-2005)

22 Apr 2016
April 22, 2016

Never Have Hanger Creases In Your Pants Again

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I love any pool noodle life hacks, this one is great. Fit a pool noodle around a hanger to create a soft curve. Then, hang your pants around the pool noodle to hang dry without having an creases in your pants.

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ANOTHER SAD DAY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: Prince, the superstar American singer-songwriter known for his incredible musicianship, diverse appeal across multiple genres and cavalcade of award-winning hits, has died at age 57. Prince “died at his home this morning at Paisley Park,” according to his publicist.

JOKE OF THE DAY: You just realized you can’t say “Irish Wristwatch.”

ANOTHER JOKE OF THE DAY: Dear paranoid people who check behind shower curtains for murderers, if you do find one, what’s your plan?

EARTH DAY APRIL 22:  is an annual event created to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution. The day, marked on April 22, is observed worldwide with rallies, conferences, outdoor activities and service projects.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1978 John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd performed as The Blues Brothers on SNL.

HAPPY APRIL 22 BIRTHDAY TO: Willie Robertson 44, Amanda Heard 30, Peter Frampton 66, Ingo Rademacher 45, Ryan Stiles 57, Jack Nicholson 79, Glen Campbell 80, Charlotte Rae 90, Aaron Spelling (1922-2006), and Eddie Albert (1906-2005).

21 Apr 2016
April 21, 2016

Sweet-ish Meatballs – May Be The Easiest Recipe Ever

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Sweet’ish Meatballs

1 jar of chili sauce
1 jar of grape jelly
1 package of Italian style meatballs

In a large pot, pour the meatballs, chili sauce and grape jelly altogether on medium heat and cook until done! Serve over rice. Easy as 123

**note** You can do these in the slow cooker for potlucks and parties.

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SAD DAY IN THE SPORTS WORLD: Former World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler Joanie Laurer, better known by her in-ring name of Chyna, was found dead at her Redondo Beach, Calif., home Wednesday afternoon at the age of 45.

JOKE OF THE DAY: It’s amazing to me how people confuse the words: “How are you?” with “Tell me about every ache and pain you have had since 1999.”

THIS DAY IN BUSINESS: 1962 – The Seattle World’s Fair begins, which revitalized Seattle’s economy by bringing 10 million people to the city.

HAPPY APRIL 21 BIRTHDAY TO: Iggy Pop 69, Tony Romo 36, James McAvoy 37, Tony Danza 65, Andie McDowell 58, Jamie Sale 39, James Morrison 62, Eric Mabius 45, Charles Grodin 81, Queen Elizabeth II 90, and Anthony Quinn (1913-2001).