The $2,000 Grand Prize Winner was Rita Lutz with her own creation, the absolutely fabulous Texas Pecan Butterscotch Cake. Which I can attest to after making and tasting it today for my husband's 50th birthday. What a treat.
Archer Farms has a three bean salsa that I never tried. I decided to make nachos rancheros and use the three bean salsa in the beef mixture. I must say the flavor was so good, we did it again the following night.
Do you have sleep deficit? Could it be the bed pig in your bed? They come in all shapes and sizes you know.
CALL 911 immediately after being bitten. Symptoms usually start within 20 minutes to one hour after the bite, but do not wait for symptoms. Localized or generalized severe muscle cramps abdominal pain weakness tremors may...
No matter where you are in the world, there are monsters in the riverways. From Africa to New Zealand to America...riverways can be a very dangerous place to take a little dip on a heated afternoon. Beware of the unknown lurking in the murkiness...
Putting the ball wasn't my strongest suit while taking lessons and cutting my teeth on the greens over the past couple weeks was frustrating.
The whiter the smile, the more people notice your smile. Confidence is much higher when people remark on your smile and treat you with kind words. Having a great smile is an attribute most sought after in our culture. It is also with good dental hygiene, but most of ...
Quitting smoking can be a challenge because of the physical and psychological effects of Nicotine addiction; especially when smoking is coupled with many other behaviors. Smoking while drinking coffee, smoking while driving, smoking while consuming alcohol, smoking first thing in the morning...
Making Use of Unused Space,My husband, AKA "the wood man" got creative this past weekend and constructed a most fabulous shelving area for that unused space that had been sticking in my crawl since early spring
Peanut butter, 100 Years Strong. We all love it, kids crave it on anything/ Americans have created new ways of eating it for almost a century. For 100 years peanuts have been a staple in American life, especially for lunch. Let's face it, we were all weaned on the stuff.
How do you know you are being stalked? Intuitively, you just feel like someone is watching or following you. Sometimes you see them looking right at you and quickly turning away. Sometimes, you just have to follow your instincts no matter how paranoid you think you are being at the time...Listen to...
Finding the right fit for the elderly parent in an assisted living facility is the most important part of the process during the research phase. There are numerous details to consider. Knowing the individual needs of the potential resident helps a great deal
Dallas, Texas storm Tractor trailers flying high
Chris Botti: Talented, Amazing, Magnificent. Superlatives that are uttered when speaking about the Chris Botti Tour during and long after enjoying one of the greatest cultural events I have experienced in quite a while.
While inspecting the ornamental trees in the yard this spring, you may discover very peculiar holes surrounding the perimeter of the trunk and limbs....as I did you may realize you have unknowingly entertained a pesky woodpecker
Why does your dog mark territory? The answer is... simply to communicate to the next canine passerby. Marking with urine is actually a form of Canine Twittering or perhaps your puppy is territorially texting
We are born, at some point gain anticipation of the living the good life only to find in the twilight hours of our life we arrive at the point of full circle. For one the day is dawning, for another the day grows dim.
Creating a Stone Walkway yourself: the first decision to make is where you want to walk and what other features you will be building for hard-scape design. A rock, a small pond, or patio fountain could be a consideration to enhance the garden experience
Bully for you! This oxymoron of a phrase when stated has a tone of sarcasm attached giving meaning of being negatively congratulated or cheered on with an accompanied smirk. What makes people respond in this way?Psychiatrists have stated that sarcasm is judgement, poisoned by hidden anger being...
As A New Hub Writer, The 30 Day Challenge Was a Great Experience As a new writer on HubPages, I picked up the gauntlet and accepted the 30 day challenge. Writing a new hub every day for thirty days was a tremendous learning experience. What did I learn? Much. Producing that much content in a...
An emotional experience hard to describe. The height of the forest canopy was tremendous like walking the streets of New York City beside the skyscrapers, you couldn't help but stare straight up into the canopy above. These Giant Redwoods tower over the rest of the forest.
The best four day excursion ever to Portland, Oregon. The Japanese gardens were the best in the world outside of Japan...so they say. You be the judge. check out the pics...awesome.
Make a gazing ball of your own out of old bowling ball. Gazing balls originated in the royal gardens of Europe to accentuate and add interest to the garden experiences made from various luminous elements to glass as well as having a pottered look
WD-40 is not made from fish oil...it is infact petroleum based. No matter what you have been told. Read the label. 50 way to use it for many things on the planet and beyond.
It was time for Grandparents Class to start, excitedly we settled into our seats not knowing what to expect awaiting the presentation of the agenda. Grandparents class was two four-hour sessions. What could we possibly learn that we didn't already know? Honestly .... quite a bit.
How to plant your first tree in thr front yard. Our front yard definately needed a tree and definitely something more attractive and interesting to look at besides the well pump with the bright blue top.
Hot Marriage Proposal and fantastic creativity wins a YES response!!! What do address lables have to do with it?
It was here...the day planned for the river picnic in our newly purchased Mad River canoe and a beautiful day on the river it was. Come read about the adventure and see the scenic views from our adventure.
Do you have heavy metals in your tap water? Filtered Water is the answer.... and how about osmosis?
Concrete walkway is how we decided to Get From Front Yard To Back - The Only way to go!
Where did your shoes travel today? Striving to keep the floors clean in the house is an ongoing struggle, especially with children and pets. What did they step into out there in the world that now lives in your carpeting? Where did you walk today while at work, in the parking lot, public...
The timeframe to complete the grieving process depends on each individual person and their willingness to face the painful emotions that occur in each of the phases of the grieving process to begin successful divorce recovery.
It was time to clean the filter for the swimming pool for the first time. After calling a pool professional, it was explained the cost would be about $100. Hmmm we thought, maybe we could do it ourselves. After doing so, we were certainly glad we did
Exercise your dog to relieve boredom and stress. Dog Walking is not only good for your dog, it is great for you too. The bonding experience will yield large returns as master and dog enjoy a mutual experience. Read on....
The Three P’s of Evil Vegetation are Poison Ivy, Poison Sumac, and Poison Oak. The allergic reaction can be a small red patch of mild irritation to extreme itchy huge blistering sores that swell and ooze with infection
Tribute Story to my grandmother, one of the many humourous adventures and shenanigans of my grandmother.
Holiday bloom lovers be encouraged to pass by that boring trend towards poinsettias for that of Amaryllis. These fascinating beauties never disappoint that winter craving for a fresh bloom. See how to raise your own.
When touring the state of Texas from another state, I don't know about you, but in the back of my mind I know I was hoping to see a Long Horned Steer, an authentic cowpoke, a wondering armadillo or coyote, a Blue Bonnet in bloom, a large cactus with arms stretching out into the surrounding desert...
Why is it that if we have straight hair we want curly and vice verse. I think it is human nature to want what we cannot or do not have. It is our Achilles heel or in my case, Achilles Hair.
Has Facebook Social Networking been a catalyst to higher divorce rates? After researching the question posed, it appears to be a resounding YES. Today Facebook boasts of 200 million daily users and simultaneously Google posts reports from the legal community attesting to a statistic that 1 in 5...
Today baldness is attractively worn by men as a form of non-hairstyle where being bald seems to be more comfortable than ever before. Men are finally believing what women have known for decades: Bald IS Sexy. A clean-shaven head can be classy and very sexy on most men. There’s inherent...
Pound Puppy mixed breed adoption is the best. Our pound puppy, Emily loves to travel. As soon as hubby's shoes go on in the morning, Emily goes on alert, stalking the doorway. If I have not fed her before that time arrives, she will refuse to eat as she stands ready for the road. With one snap of...
How do you prepare to travel with a Pet....read on for great tips.
When the family relocated to this past year across seven states, it was a major event. We had two dogs and a cat that needed to travel by car for two days. Preparing to move to another house is very stressful for your pets. I did not realize that paperwork would be required to take pets across...
After 12 hours of travel, we arrived in Paradise at last in Oahu, Hawaii: The Birthplace of Surfing. During this week I scheduled my first surf lesson on the Island of Oahu, the Surfing Capitol of the Planet.
SURFER SLANG Vocabulary: A special vacation in Hawaii where I successfully crossed a couple line items off my bucket list: I swam with wild dolphins and scheduled a surf lesson all in the same week. Shibby, as they say, dude, what better place on the planet to learn how to surf than on an island...
Beefalo is a selective breed of cattle is the most popular and sought after beef cattle in the world today because of its exceptionally lean, high bone out, high yielding carcass as compared to other cattle breeds in the industry for beef cattle.
My cat named Shadow escaped through an open door after we moved to Texas. He was nowhere to be found. We searched for days in the small suburban community where we had just moved a few days prior. The local shelter suggest using a familiar scent: A scent beacon of sorts....
What is a 30 Day HubChallenge? What is Hub score and HubKarma? Sounds mystical, but it is very logical indeed. These internal ratings are tools used by HubPages to measure your participation in the community. The more you read, vote, link, backlink, and share, the better your score. In the...
FAKE COWS save lives. Selective breeding of this resistant breed continues to organically control the disease through the passing on genetic resistance to further strengthen the herds overall resistance in future generations.
Cats and Dogs can learn to live together in harmony. Introduce your pets to each other slowly; at their own comfort levels. These levels will be based on their own life experiences with other pets and environments. If they are older pets, they will likely have more protective instincts from...
Imagine there's no Heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky, Imagine all the people, Living for today...just like the song goes.
I wanted to swim with dolphins. A couple years ago I traveled to the lovely Hawaiian island of Oahu. During my vacation I was determined to strike a dream off my bucket list.
I have served these salads very successfully over and over and I am never disappointed with the raving reviews from everyone who eats them. Sesame seeds are very high in micronutrients like copper, manganese and trytophan. They are also high in calcium, magnesium, iron, B1, zinc and phosphorus too.
Abandonment: People seem to abandon things for many reasons, but mostly out of the lack of ability to control a situation or lack of ability to care for something. What is considered Abandonment in Marriage?
Even though I had about a month to sort through the blankets, one-sies, diapers of all sizes, and the like before the big day arrived, I still had no clue really what was about to happen in my life especially to my heart.
We discussed body positioning in the setup for the swing. This was what I wanted the most help with. I was so unsure how my body was supposed to swing. I knew exactly what I was going for when playing softball. The golf swing was a mystery tour.
FIRST LESSON at Oak Hollow golfcourse, McKinney, Texas: Like a student waiting for the bus on the first day of school, I was excited and full of anticipation while waiting on the driving range for my first golf lesson. FORE!!!
Third Lesson: Chipping & Putting...I have two clubs in my bag that I have never tried to use, one marked 'S' the other 'P' or so I now know them as the Sandwedge and Pitching Iron. These beauties are used to chip in either very sensitive situations like when you are laid in the sandtrap or when in...
Great Easter Craft Project: Topiary Centerpeice. When Easter is over, you pop this off the nail it is sitting on and replace it with the next creation for the following season and redecorate the base to match the season. Fun project for all ages.
Edible Topiaries are just plain fun. I will share with you how to make a simple base for an edible topiary that can be used throughout the year for various holidays, parties or just because you like to be creative.
A Topiary constructed of homemade Coconut Truffles is not only a heavenly site; It is Heaven on Earth and quite the crowd pleaser. Mine was a complete hit at the 2009 Master Gardener Christmas Dinner. It is still talked about today.
Fondue Garden Party...what fun!! Dip, Dunk, Swirl, and Savor, but remember Fondue Etiquette
Xylitol On The Rise: I didn't know what Xylitol was a few short weeks ago; apparently, I have been eating it for quite some time and likely so have you. Do we really think about reading the label everytime we pop something into our mouths. If we do, it is usually to check for the caloric intake of...
Flossing is the second most important daily activity. Though most people hate doing it, flossing will save your teeth from decay due to food lodged between tight teeth and plaque buildup
A Baby pacifier from the late 18th century is an interesting cultural object. A colonial teething ring has been known to be worth $2,500. That is some serious Baby Bling!! Read on for the unusual historyof the baby pacifier sometimes referred to as the sugar rag for the commonfolk.
Before forgiveness was generated into the design of clubheads it was the uncomfortable tingle or vibration felt through the fingers, hands and arms that immediately identified when the ball hadn't been struck purely or in today's terms 'in the sweet spot'
A couple years ago my family experienced the trials and tribulations of our mother being diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ). Just the word 'Cancer' is scary. Though, when it happens to you it is shocking. She had regular...
Use this list as a guide to keep your dog from eating human foods that are harmful to their health and could be possibly fatal.
POEM: About A Skiers Heavenly Flight; facing the ups and downs of a holy mountain experience and a physical relationship with the creator of all things
Follow this fast for three weeks, your obedience to this fast will cleanse your body from toxins; making your energy level soar. This diet is not meant for you to loose weight, you should eat like you normally do only eat those foods outlined below. From the book of Daniel.
John Leax answers these questions in the Sabbatical Journal which serves as witness to his own process of dying to oneself found in the book, Grace is Where I Live. Leax sought a deeper purpose of his vocational calling as a writer while on sabbatical leave as a university literary professor. This...
Does your family know where to shelter themselves from a tornado? EVERY family member should be ready to go to a designated area and have specific chores to complete.
Early warning of an appraoching tornado and quick responses, save lives. The following research will help you to get as prepared as possible for the potentially devastating effects of a tornado. Plan your work and work your plan. Stay calm; you can do this!!
Do you constantly wake up during the night...causing fatigue, brain fog and a general sense of lethargy. Is fatigue a daily battle for you?