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Friday, February 9, 2024

Help For a Toothache

 I have no idea why there would have be a day dedicated to a toothache. The truth is if you have ever had a toothache then you know that the pain is real and it is not fun. But if you have a toothache then perhaps you could use a few tips to relieve the pain from a toothache. 

Saltwater rinse is one thing you can do until you can get to dentist. Swish warm, salty water around in your mouth. A simple mix of 1/2 teaspoon table salt in 8 ounces of water will help you out. Remember do not swallow. In addition to rinsing floss around your sore tooth to remove any bits of food that may be stuck.

One popular natural remedy is to mix clove oil and garlic and apply to gums to help numb the gums. If the pain continues for a couple of days it is very important to head to the dentist for more care. 

Wheat grass juice also acts as a good toothache pain relief. It can be used as a mouth wash or it can also be chewed in order to get rid of the pain.

Black pepper is good for toothache as well as bad breath. A paste of black pepper and salt, applied on the cavity tooth, can do wonders.

Vanilla extracts too can be used to make the aching area numb, thus reducing the pain. Dried peppermint leaves are also good for a toothache. Place these leaves around the tooth for around 10 to 15 minutes (and do this for at least 10 to 15 times) and then throw it out. This acts as a good painkiller and stops toothache pain fast.

The use of an ice pack can also help reduce pain and swelling. 

Do you have a simple toothache remedy? What is it?

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Pizza History and a Warm #Recipe

Pizza has been around many years. The ancient Greeks enjoyed a dish of bread covered with oils, herbs and cheese that would have been a lot like a modern pizza. This style of pizza was baked in pans and not a pizza oven. 

 The crust of a Greek Pizza Pie is chewy, puffy and oily. Tomato paste is primarily used in the sauce which helps make a tangy and thick sauce that is spiced with oregano. Greek Pizza Pies have more sauce than cheese which is normally a blend of mozzarella and cheddar. The Romans also had their own style of pizza. Their pizza was a sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey and flavored with bay leaves. This style of pizza was thick and rectangular in shape. However, the Italians would capture the heart of pizza as they would use only mozzarella cheese from Naples and the addition of few simple ingredients. The pizzas would be like those of modern mini pizzas. 

Pizza would come to the United States in the early 1900s. The first pizzeria in the U.S. was located in Little Italy New York. The love of pizza has continued to grow so that in todays world there are approximately 2 billion pounds of pizza cheese used each year. Soldiers coming back from WWII from Italy would bring their love of pizza back home with them. The types of pizza has changed through the years because of taste, ingredients, etc..

Today I share a recipe that has the flavor of pizza but is perfect for a cool day in February. Enjoy

¾ cup flour

¾ tsp baking powder

½ tsp dried oregano

4 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded

4 oz turkey pepperoni, diced

¾ cup milk, 2%

1 egg, lightly beaten

½ cup pizza sauce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease muffin pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and oregano. Whisk in the milk and egg. Stir in the mozzarella and pepperoni and let stand for a few minutes.

Stir the batter and divide evenly among the muffin cups. Bake until puffed and golden, about 18 to 23 minutes.

Warm pizza sauce in the microwave for about 15 seconds or heat on the stove in a small sauce pan. Serve the muffins with the pizza sauce for dipping.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Boy Scouts OF America Celebrate With Stew #recipe


The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest scouting organizations in the United States. More than 2 million youth have participated then add to that another 1 million adult volunteers. The group has grown since it began in 1910. The organization Boy Scouts of America strive to train youth in how to be responsible citizens by helping to develop their character and self-reliance.  The goal is to train the youth thru outdoor activities, educational programs, and at the correct age boys will be guided thru career-oriented programs as well. For younger scouts values of trustworthiness, good citizenship and outdoor skills such as camping, aquatics, and hiking help strengthen the boys. 

Each level of boy scout has their own colors. As young cub scouts the colors, they wear are blue and gold. Blue for truth and spirituality, loyalty and the sky above. Gold for the sun, good cheer and happiness. Boys ages 7 to 11 can be in the cub scout troops. The second level is ages 11 to 18. While the name may insinuate that only boys can be members that is not true. Girls can join the troops if they wish to as well. 

2 tablespoons
 olive oil

1 pound ground beef

2 cups onion, cut into large pieces, about one large onion

1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into 1” pieces (I used New Red)

14.5ounce can beef stock

14.5ounce cans diced tomatoes

*2 8.5 ounce cans Bush’s Baked Beans

*1 22.5 ounce can Bush’s Steakhouse Grillin’ beans

1 15.5ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

14.5 ounce can kernel corn, drained

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground chili powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a medium to large heavy bottomed pan or Dutch oven, over medium heat, add olive oil and once hot add the beef and onions.

Break up the beef and cook until browned.

Add all other ingredients and bring to a simmer, cover and place in the oven for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

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Fruit Can Help You Protect Your Heart

 Several time this month we have shared about hearth health. This is a recipe that you can enjoy and be heart safe as well

Did you know that fruit has the power to improve hearth health?? Fruit is loaded with nutrients to help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. Studies have also shown that individuals that enjoy fresh fruit four or more times a day have been able to significantly lower their blood pressure. Fruit is packed with fiber and potassium two things that help prevent hypertension. 

Donna Arnett, Ph.D., Dean, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky.

Here is a recipe that you can dip the fruit in if you wish:

2 cups green or red grapes (halved if you desire)
2 medium bananas, peeled and sliced (2 cups)
1 red or green apple , cored, thinly sliced.
1 1/2 cups plain, fat free greek yogurt
1 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Chop and prepare fruits Arrange on a large plate or platter
Mix in small bowl yogurt, honey and vanilla Combine. Serve

flavored yogurts are packed with extra sugar and preservatives. Making your own is a wiser choice. Stir in honey or maple syrup along with handful of chopped fruit
Greek yogurt has a thicker consistency perfect for a dip but any plain yogurt can be substituted

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Time TO Brush Those Teeth

The American Dental Association sponsors National Children's Dental Health month in February. It is a great time to bring awareness to the importance of taking care of children's teeth to both parents and child. Good Dental hygiene hobbits should be practiced in childhood so that they carry on into adulthood for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. 

The American Dental Association brings together dentist, hygienists, health care providers and teachers to help share the benefits of a child's good oral health. While tooth decay stays in the shadows it is more common than asthma, hay fever, and other childhood illnesses. 


did you know that tooth disease can be infectious?? Parents or other adult can transfer the bacteria from their saliva to children via sharing a spoon. The CDC states more than 50% decay goes untreated in low-income children. 

Teaching our children to brush their teeth may seem overwhelming but is actually great fun. Teach them to brush their teeth for 2 minutes in the morning and bedtime. 

Using either a picture of a mouth like teeth like here or use construction paper to make a mouth allow them to practice brushing. 

Using Lego blocks you can demonstrate and let them practice how they would floss their teeth. 

Snacks and drinks should be limited between meals, Instead of offering sugar snacks offer healthy ones. Regular dentist visits should be scheduled so the entire family can get checkups. In addition ask about fluoride and sealants the dentist should be able to tell you what is needed.  
dentist regularly for family checkups and ask them about sealants & fluoride. 

Brushing a child's teeth can begin as early as 12 months by using toothpaste to gently clean their teeth. Then as they get more teeth flossing can begin. One of the best things to do is to demonstrate good oral hygiene by using it yourself. While caring for your child's teeth take note if you see any bleeding gums, swollen and bright red gums or bad breath. Report all that you may see to the child's dentist as this could be signs of periodontal disease. 

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Do You LIke Pasta?? Great Recipe for Fettuccini Alfredo

 Today is one of my nephew's favorite days. It is fettuccini alfredo day. Who would not want to celebrate at least once a year with a lovely bowl of ribbon pasta cooked up with butter and parmesan cheese?? It may be surprising but a century ago pasta was seldom served in America. It seems that Italian foods became popular about the same time that mass production of food. 

National Fettuccine Day
Fettuccine Facts:
A. Fettuccine  is a flat thick noodle made of flour and egg.(literally meaning “little ribbons” in Italian)
B. The original recipe for Fettuccine “Alfredo” is pasta made from fettucine noodles tossed with one part parmesan cheese and 3 parts butter.  Alfredo sauce is the emulsified  liquids that form the smooth and rich coating on the pasta.
C. It was named by an Italian restaurateur at his restaurant Alfredo on the Via della Scrofa in Rome in 1914. Said to have been a dish he made at home but for years was too reluctant to sell to his customers because it was so rich.
D. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, early movie stars, fell in love with the dish while on their honeymoon in 1927. This helped to make the dish and Alfredo world famous.
E. There are authentic “Alfredo’s” restaurants in the US, Alfredo’s at Rockefeller Center in New York City is the most well known
Try this great recipe from Kraft today
1/2 lb.  fettuccine, uncooked            
4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1/3 grated parmesan cheese
3/4 c milk   
1/4 c butter or margarine
1/4 t pepper
1/8 t. garlic powder
 1/8 t ground nutmeg
COOK pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.            MEANWHILE, cook all remaining ingredients except nutmeg in saucepan on low heat until cream cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring constantly.
DRAIN pasta; return to pan. Add sauce; toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Dip up some Frozen Strawberry yogurt

So you have no time to stop for a bit of a break??? Perhaps this frozen strawberry yogurt recipe can help you. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare and is so good you will be glad you stopped. You will need 

4cups frozen strawberries

3 Tbsp honey

1/2 cup plain yogurt 

1 Tbsp lemon juice

To Make: 
Mix the frozen strawberries, honey , yogurt and lemon juice together for 5 minutes. That is it you now have strawberry yogurt you can enjoy now or freeze up til 1 month. Enjoy

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Monday, February 5, 2024

heart healthy cheese potatoes

 Heart Healthy Cheese Potato Recipe

1 10 3/4-ounce can reduced-fat and reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup light dairy sour cream
1/3 cup finely chopped onion or 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 30- or 32-ounce package frozen shredded or diced hash brown potatoes, thawed
1/2 cup crushed cornflakes or crushed wheat cereal flakes

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 2-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. In a very large bowl, combine soup, cheese, milk, sour cream, onion, and pepper. Stir in potatoes. Spread mixture evenly in prepared baking dish. Cover and bake for 45 minutes; stir potatoes. Sprinkle with cornflakes. Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes more or until heated through and bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving

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sweet Heart Krispy Treats

Sweet Heart Krispy Treats

Cooking spray

3 tablespoons margarine
6 cups mini (or 60 regular-size) marshmallows
Red food coloring
9 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Heart-shaped cookie cutter
Plastic bags, yarn

To begin, lightly coat a 10- by 15-inch baking sheet with cooking spray and set it aside. Melt the margarine in a large pot over low heat. Add the marshmallows, stirring them continuously until they melt. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in drops of red food coloring until the color receives a thumbs-up from the chef. Add the Rice Krispies, stirring until they are evenly coated with marshmallow. Spoon the mixture onto the baking sheet. With waxed paper (or lightly buttered hands), smooth out the mixture, spreading it to an even thickness. Cut out hearts with the cookie cutter. Place each heart in a clear plastic bag, tie on a yarn bow, and they're ready for giving. Makes seven 5-inch hearts.

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nutella French Toast

Nutella is a brand of sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread. Prepared by the Italian company Ferrero and introduced in 1964. The owner of the company Pietro Ferrero lived in a small Italian town where the hazelnuts were raised.  It would not be Pietro to sell the spread he made but his son Michele who would market the spread through Europe. Through the move the spread was changed a bit and the name Nutella was created. On April 20, 1964 the first jar of Nutella was marketed. 

I am sharing a recipe that uses nutella and taste great with it as well. It is a recipe for breakfast but we have served it for breakfast for supper before as well. 

Peanut Butter French Toast

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Sixteen 1/2-inch-thick slices brioche

4 large eggs, beaten

1/4 cup heavy cream

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

4 cups cornflakes, finely crushed

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

4 cups mixed berries

Maple syrup, for serving

Preheat the oven to 250°. Line a large baking sheet with wax paper. Spread 1 tablespoon of the peanut butter on each of 8 slices of brioche and cover with the remaining 8 slices, making sandwiches. In a pie plate, beat the eggs with the cream and vanilla. In another pie plate, spread the crushed cornflakes. Lightly soak the sandwiches in the egg mixture, then dredge in the cornflakes, pressing to help them adhere. Transfer the sandwiches to the baking sheet. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a very large skillet. Add 4 of the sandwiches and cook over moderate heat until golden and crisp on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the half-cooked sandwiches to the baking sheet. Add another tablespoon of the butter to the skillet, flip the sandwiches back into the skillet and cook until golden and crisp on the bottom, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer to the baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Wipe out the skillet and cook the remaining sandwiches. Transfer the French toast to plates and dust with confectioners' sugar. Top with the berries and drizzle with maple syrup.

This recipe was a hit the Nutella tasted delicious in it. I have to recomend that you try this recipe at home some time as it was a great tasting hit at our get together.

If you would like to learn more about Nutella and all they have to offer, you can visit their website. You can find Nutella at retail stores nationwide. You can also follow them on face book to keep up with the latest promotions. If you  want a way to spice up your breakfast, Nutella is definitely the way to go.

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Flower of the Month Primrose

  The month of February has two flowers that they claim as flowers of the month. One of these is the primrose which is a perennial that grows between 4 and 12 inches tall. The flower host leaves that are like evergreen with eaves between 2 to 10 inches long and 1 to 2 inches wide. The primrose blooms early in the spring in the Northern Hemisphere appearing between months of February and April. The colors are normally pale with colors of yellow thru white and pink

The primrose flower is associated with various symbolic meanings. The meanings include youth, innocence, new beginnings, love, and birth Primroses are perennial plants that produce colorful blooms in white, yellow, red and browns. Primrose is thought to be the sacred flowers of the Norse goddess of love. 

The primrose is one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring. In history the primrose could be seen in gardens during medieval times. Shakespeare even mentioned the primrose in his plays. The primrose began in regions of Europe, Asia and North America. 

Shakespeare was not the only writer that included the primrose. There are many instances of folklore tales and in traditional beliefs that also feature the primrose. Primroses were often referred to as fairy flowers where children could see fairies if primroses were digested. In addition, it was considered bad luck if primroses were taken inside. 

Primroses are now beloved by many and are thought to make the garden bed look more dressed up. They are used in rock gardens, border plantings, and to cover the ground in wooded areas. Primroses possess a hardiness that offers a splash of color early on. 

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

Happy Birthday to 2 Great Musicians

Clint Black and Alice Coopers share more than music. They share the day they were born on. February 4th happens to be both of the men's day they were born. However, there is a difference in age as well as type of music they make. 

Clint Black was born February 4th 1962 and grew up to be an American country music performer. He sings and writes both country music songs but he also acts. Having more than 30 singles on the billboard country charts, with 22 of them hitting #1

Alice Cooper born Vincent Damon Furnier on February 4th 1948 is an American rock singer and has performed for nearly 60 years. If you have ever seen one of Coopers shows you know there is more changed than just his birth name. With props, fake blood, reptiles and so much more the show is always popping. 

Happy Birthday Guys

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Go Red

The number 1 killer of women is cardiovascular disease. Heart disease and strokes lead the way taking away the women we love.  American Hearth Month is the month of February. This month as well in past years the society has hosted campaign Go Red for Women. The goal is to motivate, educate, support and help save each other. Nearly 45% of women ages 20+ are living with some form of cardiovascular disease. Yes, I did say that right young age of 20 years old. The life stages of women through pregnancy, menopause and etc can put them at risk. 

Hile this campaign may be about wearing red.... its much more.
This campaign is also about sharing heart health .... its much more
Wear red day for heart awareness is about making a commitment to stand together with other women who have chose to take charge of their own heart health and share with those that are in their lives.

There are many signs of cardiovascular issues. Take a look at the picture above that shows several symptoms that may occur. In the case of a heart attack, you may experience:

  • Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back.
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort. 
  • Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
  • As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. 
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing or blurred vision in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

So what can you do to make things better for you??? There are in fact a few different things you can do. 

One thing we can all do to help ladies who may have and know or do not know as of yet about cardiovascular issues is to wear red. 

Get your friends to wear red as well and take a picture of just you and then you and your friends and share them on social media using #GoRed Inform all why you are wearing red while heart disease is the #1 health threat of women only 50% know. You can help get the word out. 

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Make UP A Super Easy Soup to Watch the Super Bowl


Next weekend February 11th will see two NFL teams go head-to-head against each other. Both teams have proved that they are worthy beating out other teams to get the place where they are. Oh yes, there's going to be a football and boy oh boy it's going to be a good one. The super bowl 2004 will be played to find the annual champion of the NFL sport. This year the 

                                                Kansas City Chiefs the AFC championship

                                                  San Francisco 49ers the NFC champions

So  be ready for the battle of the game. It is a good bet that if you are a fan you should watch with intensity to see if your team wins. So, I have a great idea while watching the super bowl how about having a big bowl of soup that cooks ahead of time and is ready for the show. This super easy recipe is made with canned veggies and easy to cook 

1 lb  ground beef

2 (15 ounce) cans ranch style beans      
2 (14 ounce) cans minestrone soup       
 2 (15 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
1 (10 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes & chilies

Brown the ground beef and drain well.
Put ground meat in a crock pot. Add ranch beans, minestrone, tomatoes, and Rotel (don't drain any of it).
cook on low at least 4 hours but preferably all day - the longer the better

Enjoy!!! Best Luck to your team

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Twenty Years ago Facebook was created

Nearly everyone has heard about Facebook, and many choose to use it daily. Facebook is a social networking service that launched on February 4th, 2004. Mark Zuckerberg founded facebook with college roommates and fellow students at Harvard University. At first the only individuals that could use the service was the founders of the service. Later, it was expanded to other colleges in Boston area and the group continued to grow as students from other universities joined in. By September 2006 everyone with a valid email address could join in with the only stipulation being user must be over age of 13. 

In 2003, the only communications between organizations were paper sheets that were passed out among private directories. There was a lot of talk about having one universal system within Harvard, it needed to be done quickly. January 2004, Zuckerberg began to create a new website with the name of "The Facebook". Mark and a fellow student agreed to invest $1,000 each into the new system. In one month, on February 4, 2004 Zuckerberg launched the system page known as "TheFacebook" at However, this is not where zuckerberg wanted to stop as he wanted to go further and did. 

Before long there were over 1,000 registered users. The page was growing fast but trouble as brewing. it seems that his fellow schoolmates thought he had did them wrong and instead of creating what they wanted he had built a competing website. Partially because of the trouble the membership to thefacebook was restricted to students of Harvard University. This was still a great following as over half the undergraduate students registered for the service. From here zuckerberg would gain fellow students help with graphics and etc... 

In March 2004, the Facebook system would expand to Stanford, COlumbia and Yale. The growth of Facebook was fast, and the entrepreneur of the group Sean Parker would become the groups first president. 
September 26, 2006 anyone over the age of 13 could get on facebook. In 2007 there were over 100 000 business pages. THe group had grown in just a few years to become the service that Zuckerberg had dreamed of. From that time facebook has continued to grow into the service that it is today. 

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