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Pay Me What I’m Worth

  Release Pain and Suffering from Physical Abuse Unfortunately abuse it still very much alive and happening. It's a silent epidemic around the world. How does an abused person or abuser come to see their worth and value unless they are willing to confront it in themselves?  Video: How did Carma, Chelsa and Marsha release pain and suffering from physical abuse?  by Soul Dancer Posted in Announcements, Blog Talk Radio   Meet Carma, Chelsa and Marsha – Pay Me What I’m Worth alumni  members.  These three amazing souls are excited and honored to offer

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Soul University

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Stunningly Gorgeous Bead Designs

Stunningly Gorgeous Bead Designs When I was young, my parents bought me a beautiful beaded coin purse. Ever since then, I have had a fascination with beads. I thought I would share some of the most gorgeous bead designs I have come across. These bead designs highlight your outfits in fashionable style. Check out this fine collection crafted with love by my good friend who designs bead

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Mami's Authentic Chinese Fried Rice

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Change Let's Dance!!

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Chruszczki

Chruszczki Recipe History & Variations As a young girl growing up, I remember my aunt hated cooking but she liked baking. Here is the recipe I found in one of her cookbooks.  Here is what Wikipedia says about this recipe as there are many variations of names. Angel wings are a traditional sweet crisp pastry made out of dough that has been shaped into thin twisted ribbons, deep-fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Traditionally present in several European cuisines, angel wings are known by many other names and have been incorporated into other regional

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Chruszczki by Marsha Sortino

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Chruszczki by user268397999

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Mango Bread Recipes

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My Favorite Christian Songs on YouTube

  My Favorite Christain Songs on YouTube I have to admit that creating a blog here on Empowr is a great way to collect all my favorite music. This is a collection of some of my favorite christian songs.   I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me Nothing Compares by Third Day Getting into You by Relient K He Reigns by Newsboys You Are A Child Of Mine by Mark Shultz Breath Your Name by Sixpence None The Richer Run by Kutless All About Love by Steven Curtis Chapman Spoken For by Mercy Me You Found Me by FFH

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Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms If you have never eaten crab-stuffed mushrooms, you will love the taste of mushrooms when they are stuffed with flavorful crabmeat and cheeses. This recipes makes 20 crab-stuffed mushrooms.  Ingredients: Cooking oil or non stick cooking spray 20 large fresh mushrooms (1 1/2 to 2 inces

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Grandma Jones' Molasses Cookies

Chewy Molasses Cookies YIELDMakes 2 1/2 dozen

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Strawberry Peach Cake

Strawberry Peach Cake This is one of my favorite desserts, which is in the Family Cookbook by Walmart. The combination of peaches and strawberries with the whipped topping is delectable. This cake serves 12 to 16 people.  Ingredients: 1 can (29 ounce) peach slices 1pckg 2 layer size cake mix 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries

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Russian Potatoes Romanoff

  Bacon Wrapped Chicken Meatloaf With A Cheesy, Mushroom Stuffing December 19, 2014 by OLGAK7 Meatloaf is usually a boring, uninspiring entree, reserved for weeknight dinners when you can’t be bothered to get your creative juices flowing. Would you consider serving a meatloaf for a special occasion? With this showstopper, you certainly should! This meatloaf has it all – a juicy, flavorful chicken base with a cheesy, herby mushroom stuffing and it’s all wrapped up in crisp, golden bacon. Unlike duck, lamb or prime rib – which are all delicious in their own special way, you don’t need to break the bank to serve this to a crowd. All the ingredients are very inexpensive and can easily be found in any grocery store, even if you live in the middle of nowhere and your local market never carries things like artichokes, truffles, kumquats or pomegranate molasses. You also don’t have to worry about picky eaters, since most people like chicken. I love cooking for big parties, the more the merrier, but it does make menu planning a bit of a challenge. Uncle Harry likes his meat rare, while cousin Matilda faints if her meat has the slightest pink tinge. Little Petya and three of his buddies think lamb tastes weird and duck isn’t any better. Don’t get me started on all the people who don’t eat pork or hate seafood. I’m sure you’ve all been there. No such worries with this people pleasing entree. The best part about this meatloaf, especially for busy, festive dinner parties, is that you can assemble it entirely ahead of time and then just bake it before your guests arrive. How awesome is that? You can put on your fancy dress, have time to do your makeup and walk around your kitchen, singing along to the music playing in the background without trying to juggle seven different things at once. There is no better way to start a party than having a relaxed and happy host.   Ingredients: Chicken Meatloaf 1 1/2 lbs ground chicken 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 2 Tablespoons sour cream 1 onion, grated 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, minced 3/4 teaspoon salt, ground black pepper 10-12 slices bacon Cheesy Mushroom Stuffing 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter or oil, divided 10 oz fresh white mushrooms, chopped (or any mushrooms that you like, even dry mushrooms) 1-2 shallots, minced 1-2 garlic cloves, minced 1-2 fresh sprigs of thyme salt, pepper 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, minced 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, finely grated (or cheddar, Provolone, Monterey Jack, etc.) 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated 1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs 1/4-1/3 cup sour cream Instructions:

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Slow-Simmered Potato Soup

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Easy Shrimp Salad

  Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp Salad & Crab 

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Yummy Smoked Fish Spread

Yummy Smoked Fish Spread This a tasty spread and any type of smoked fish can be used to liven the party. I took this recipe from the 2008 Wal-Mart Family Cookbook. It's quick and easy to make. This recipe makes 28 (2+ tablespoon) servings. Just add your favorite crackers and enjoy the snack.

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Roasted Pepper and Eggplant Spread

Roasted Pepper and Eggplant Spread If you like roasted peppers and eggplants, this spread is sure to be a hit at your next party or get-together. I took this recipe from the 2008 Wal-Mart Family Cookbook. This can be served with your favorite type of chip. Bagel chips are a good choice.

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Bacon Wrapped Potatoes

Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes This is a super easy recipe to make and kids love this as well the man of the house. I took this recipe from the 2008 Wal-Mart Family Cookbook. I usually like my potatoes without meat but these were pretty tasty and make a good party appetizer as well.

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Orange Cream Salad

Orange Cream Salad This recipe is taken from the 2008 Wal-Mart Family Cookbook. I have always like Jell-O and this one is made with orange flavored gelatin. Sorry this picture does not do it justice at all. In the cookbook, it looks creamier. But if you like fruit flavored slalds, you'll like this recipe.

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Creamy Seafood Stuffed Shells

Creamy Seafood Stuffed Shells Ingredients: jumbo pasta shells, cooked and drained 2 green onions, finely chopped 1 Tbsp oil 1/4 c butter + 1 Tbsp, divided 1/4 c chicken broth 4 oz clam juice (1/2 bottle)

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Why Coaches and Mastermind Groups Are Needed

How Most Entreprenuers Start with Self Development For quite a few years, I had been writing about Napoleon Hill's book, Think and Grow Rich. As a network marketer and an entrepreneur, this book is studied by many people in all industries. The original 1937 print has all the chapters while some of the later revised versions of this book leave out some important information. I belonged to a mastermind group and we wrote in a forum each week, a chapter at a time, disecting the meanings and secrets in this book. Everyone has different perspectives and experiences in life, which add to the depth of a mastermind group. People grow exponetially in understanding personal development and how our thinking is linked to our success.

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Double Peach Pound Cake

Double Peach Pound Cake The buttery taste of pound cake has alaways been a favorite of mine. Today, I tried this pound cake recipe and it was delicious!! This recipe serves 16 people, has a prep time of 20 minutes with a cooking time of 1 hour. Ingredients: ¼ cup

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Homemade Mosquito Repellent by Marsha Sortino

Homemade Mosquito Repellent Homemade recipes are simple and easy to make and won't harm you. I especially like this recipe because it is without alcohol, which can dry your skin. For those of you with Mosquito invasions, here's an easy & pleasant repellent

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Juanita's Sweet Tea Recipe - Southern Sweet Tea Re

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Sugar Free Peach Almond Upside Down Cake

Sugar Free Peach Almond Upside Down Cake If you are ever in need a sugar free treat, I came across this sugar free peach almond upside down cake and it was delicious. Ingredients: 0.5 (16 ounce) can peaches in juice, drained and patted dry with paper towel 1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1⁄3 cup butter, melted 1⁄4 cup splenda brown sugar, packed 1⁄4 cup egg white 1 teaspoon vanilla 1⁄4 cup milk 1 1⁄3 cups

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Carrot and Zucchini Bars with Lemon Cream Cheese F

Carrot and Zucchini Bars with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting I saw this recipe and cannot wait to try it!! I found this recipe online and just had to add it here since it looks so taste tempting! This recipe is by Laura Powell. Ingredients: 2 eggs, slightly beaten 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup canola oil 1/4 cup honey 1 tsp v

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The Tangled Relationships of Fleetwood Mac

The Tangled Relationships of Fleetwood Mac I've been following Fleetwood Mac ever since I first saw them play in concert. You wouldn't generally think of chaos and mayhem playing a role in success. But as the song Que Sera Sera (Whatever will be will be) shares with us is some of life's wisdom. So the story behind Fleetwood Mac's transfomation may surprise many. The following article comes from Internet Radio and Free Music News - straight from the source!    Mixing relationships and business together can either be a disaster or lead to success. With Fleetwood Mac, although the breakups of band members John and Christine McVie as well as Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks created chaos, it lead to the creation of the hit album Rumours with hit singles “Go Your Own Way”, “Dreams”, “Don’t’ Stop” and “You Make Loving Fun.” Rumours sold over 19 million copies in the U.S. alone and 40 million copies worldwide. Fleetwood Mac saw many changes before this success. The band was formed in 1967 in London by Peter Green. He was joined by Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. At the time the band was called Peter Green’s

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Michelle Branch - 2 Classic Hits

Michelle Branch - 2 Classic Hits Anyone who has ever listened to Carlos Santana play knows how super his guitar playing is in accompanying other musicians. Michelle Branch is one of these musicians who sang two classic hits, which is perfect with Santana playing his magical guitar sounds.                                   I'm Feeling You Lyrics: Sometimes I imagine a world without you But most times I'm just so happy that I ever found you It's a complicated web That you weave inside my head So much pleasure with such pain I hope we always always stay the same I'm feeling the way you cross my mind And you save me in the knick of time I'm riding the highs, I'm digging the lows 'Cause at least I feel alive I've never faced so many emotional days But my, life is good I'm feeling you I'm feeling you You go and then I can finally breathe in 'Cause, baby, I know in the end you'll never leave it Well, we're rarely ever sane I drive you crazy and you do the same But your fire fills my soul And it warms me up like no one knows I'm feeling the way you cross my mind And you save me in the knick of time I'm riding the highs, I'm digging the lows 'Cause at least I feel alive I've never faced so many emotional days But my, life is good I'm

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Sara Lee Corporation History

Sara Lee Corporation History   Company Perspectives: Sara Lee's mission as a company is to feed, clothe and care for consumers and their families the world over. Key Dates: 1939:Nathan Cummings buys C.D. Kenny Company, a small wholesale distributor of sugar, coffee, and tea based in Baltimore.1942:Sprague, Warner & Company, distributor of canned and packaged food, is acquired; company relocates to Chicago and is renamed Sprague Warner-Kenny Corporation.1945:Company changes name to Consolidated Grocers Corporation.1946:Company goes public with a listing on the New York Stock Exchange.1954:Company changes name to Consolidated Foods Corporation (CFC).1956:The Kitchens of Sara Lee, maker of frozen baked goods, is acquired; CFC also acquires 34 Piggly Wiggly supermarkets.1966:Under order from the Federal Trade Commission, CFC agrees to divest its supermarket division; the company acquires its first meat company, E. Kahn's Sons Company, and its first nonfood company, Oxford Chemical Corporation.1968:CFC enters the apparel industry with the purchase of Gant shirts.1971:Hillshire Farm is acquired.1974:John H. Bryan becomes company president, beginning a long reign as head of the firm.1978:CFC acquires Douwe Egberts, a Dutch coffee, tea, and tobacco producer.1979:The hostile takeover of undergarment maker Hanes Corporation is completed.1984:Jimmy Dean Meats is acquired.1985:CFC changes its name to Sara Lee Corporation; the company acquires the foreign subsidiaries of Nicholas Kiwi Limited, an Australian maker of shoe care and other products, and also buys Coach leatherware.1987:Dutch household goods conglomerate Akzo is acquired.1991:Undergarment maker Playtex is acquired.1998:Sara Lee sells its tobacco unit to Imperial Tobacco Group.1999:Company acquires coffee brands Chock Full o' Nuts, Hills Bros., MJB, and Chase & Sanborn.2000:Company acquires Courtaulds Textiles plc, leading seller of intimate apparel and underwear in the United Kingdom; partial interest in Coach is sold through an IPO; foodservice distributor PYA/Monarch is sold for $1.56 billion.2001:Remaining stake in Coach is spun off to Sara Lee shareholders; Sara Lee purchases the second largest bakery in the United States, The Earthgrains Company. Company History: Sara Lee Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of brand-name consumer packaged goods within three major business areas: food and beverage (52 percent of fiscal 2002 revenues), intimates and underwear (37 percent), and household products (11 percent). Within food and beverage, Sara Lee focuses on three principal areas: packaged meats, bakery products, and coffee and tea beverages. The company claims to be the world's leading producer of packaged meats through such brands as Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, and Jimmy Dean. In bakery products, the firm produces fresh and frozen desserts, breads, and doughs, including the famous Sara Lee cheesecake and Earthgrains bread. Through such brands as Douwe Egberts, Maison du Café, Hills Bros., Chock Full o' Nuts, and Pickwick, Sara Lee's beverage business holds one of the top two positions in coffee and/or tea in several European nations, is the leading coffee marketer in Brazil, and maintains the number three position in the U.S. retail coffee market. Sara Lee's apparel operations focus on intimates, underwear, and legwear; the company holds leading share positions in these market sectors in North America, Europe, and several Latin American countries. The firm's well-known apparel brands include Bali, Champion, Dim, Hanes, Hanes Her Way, Just My Size, L'Eggs, Playtex, and Wonderbra. The household products operation is Sara Lee's most global business and has leading positions in four categories: shoe care, body care, air care, and insecticides. Brands include Kiwi shoe care products, Ambi Pur air care products, and Sanex body care products. Although seemingly disparate, most Sara Lee products would be considered staples, helping insulate the company from the effects of economic cycles. Sara Lee sells its products in more than 180 countries. Early History: From C.D. Kenny to Consolidated Foods Formally organized in 1939, what is now the Sara Lee Corporation spent the next three decades under the direction of founder Nathan Cummings. Although he retired from active management of the company in 1968, Cummings remained the largest stockholder until his death in 1985, when Sara Lee bought back 1.8 million common shares from his estate. Born in Canada in 1896, Cummings began his career in his father's shoe store. By 1917 he had built his own shoe manufacturing firm. Cummings's enterprise eventually expanded into a successful importer of general merchandise. This venture allowed him to purchase a small biscuit and candy company, which he later sold at a profit. In 1939, at the age of 43, Cummings borrowed $5.2 million to buy the C.D. Kenny Company, a small wholesale distributor of sugar, coffee, and tea established in 1870. The Baltimore-based company represented Cummings's first entry into U.S. markets, and he sought to increase the number of Kenny-label products. Cummings broadened his geographic scope in 1942 with the purchase of Sprague, Warner & Company, a distributor of canned and packaged food nationwide. C.D. Kenny was relocated to Chicago and renamed Sprague Warner-Kenny Corporation. Under the established Richelieu label, sales came to $19 million that year, allowing Cummings to begin a significant expansion through acquisition, a strategy the company has pursued consistently. After several smaller acquisitions, in 1945 Cummings acquired Reid, Murdoch and Company, the producer of the nationally recognized Monarch label. After this acquisition, the C.D. Kenny Company changed its name to the Consolidated Grocers Corporation, and in 1946 Consolidated made its first public stock offering, with a listing on the New York Stock Exchange. The Monarch purchase boosted sales to $123 million in 1946. Smaller food companies struggled through a difficult period in the late 1950s and early 1960s as operational expenses and competition increased--continual development of new products and large promotional budgets were typically the only way to keep shelf space in supermarkets. But small companies offered their already established brands to a large company such as Consolidated, saving the cost of internal development. By 1970, Cummings had supervised the purchase of more than 90 companies by pursuing family-owned businesses who consented to mergers. In 1951 Consolidated consisted of more than a dozen companies, and in 1953 sales passed $200 million. They did not remain that high for very long, however. Sales in 1954, the year Consolidated Grocers changed its name to Consolidated Foods Corporation, dropped to $133 million. Sales fell another $15 million the following year, when after-tax profits were only slightly greater than $1 million and earnings per common share fell almost 40 percent. Mid-1950s: Addition of Kitchens of Sara Lee Cummings met these losses with further diversification. The Kitchens of Sara Lee, a five-year-old maker of frozen baked goods with annual sales of $9 million, was acquired in 1956 for 164,890 shares--not Consolidated's biggest purchase to date, but eventually a significant one. The company had been founded by Charles Lubin, who had named it after his daughter, and the firm's best-selling product was Sara Lee cheesecake. A slightly larger purchase of 34 Piggly Wiggly supermarkets marked Consolidated's first venture into food retailing. An even larger purchase, of the Omaha Cold Store Company, demonstrated Consolidated's preference for distribution and marketing operations rather than direct-to-consumer sales. Consolidated continued a rapid acquisition pace into the 1960s with Shasta beverages and the Eagle Supermarket chain in 1961. L.H. Parke Company, Michigan Fruit Canners, and Monarch Food Ltd. of Toronto together added $35 million in sales for 1962. The corporation first went international in 1960 by buying a controlling interest in a Venezuelan vinegar company; a second foreign investment came in 1962, with the purchase of Jonker Fris, a Dutch canner. Although growth was rapid, analysts considered Consolidated stock a risk because dividend increases depended on purchases. During the 1960s recently acquired Booth Fisheries reported a 16 percent rise in sales volume for 1962, up to $56.6 million. By following the industry trend toward packaging seafood for the convenience market, Booth Fisheries fought off fish shortages and normally unstable prices, raising division earnings from $2.35 per share to $3.22. In 1966 Consolidated agreed to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) order to spin off its supermarket division within three years, principally its Piggly Wiggly and Eagle supermarket chains. This agreement came as a surprise to analysts, because the industry expected leniency from the FTC because of the high cost of small-scale food production and distribution. But Consolidated Foods President William Howlett publicly welcomed the agreement, stating that Consolidated no longer wished to compete at the retail level with its other customers. Consolidated still kept its convenience

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The History of Blink 182

Inside Tom Delonge's UFO Obsession - Blink 182 Turmoil So Tom Delonge has an obssion with UFO's now. His story is quite interesting. His story reminds me of the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. No wonder Angels and Airwaves has sort of space sounds and tones in the background. Space fantasy and a new wave mix is how I describe it.  According to Rolling Stone magazine, the break up of Blink 182 was both sad and friendly along with a few tragedies that tell the story. And Tom's music grows also as he let's out his secret to the band, Blink 182. On a sunny afternoon in San Diego, Tom DeLonge sits in front of a Mac in a darkened room, searching "black triangle UFOs" on YouTube. He plays a clip of a mysterious glowing craft, which hovers over Paris before disappearing in a flash of light. Conspiracy theorists refer to it as a TR-3B; some believe it's a machine the government secretly built from gathering UFO intelligence. "It's pure, unadulterated anti-gravity," he says, marveling at the craft's movement. "It would scare people if they knew this existed."   For as long as he can remember – even before he sang "Aliens Exist" on  Blink-182's multiplatinum pop-punk classic, Enema of the State,in 1999 – DeLonge has been obsessed with what he calls "the phenomenon." He can tell you about reports of triangular aircraft spotted over Belgium in 1990. He can tell you about the airships of 1897, blimp-shaped objects reported throughout the West over the course of three months. "They went across the country and landed in certain cities, and mayors and senators met with the pilots," says DeLonge. "It was national news. And then they completely disappeared. No one knows who they were." The guitarist has made several aircraft-spotting pilgrimages himself, driving his Airstream trailer to Nevada test sites like Area 51 and Tonopah, bringing spotting scopes, satellite phones and night-vision goggles ("They're registered with the State Department – I can't leave the country with them").  But DeLonge and Hoppus' relationship started to crumble as soon as Blink found huge success. Hoppus was stung when DeLonge formed a side project, Box Car

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The Dessert Carousel

Vanilla Sponge Cake  Best Vanilla Sponge Cake Recipe    Save  Print Prep time 15 mins

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Walking The Path Of Involution

Why Romantic Love Will Not Complete You by Aletheia Luna THE NOTION THAT ROMANTIC LOVE WILL FULFILL AND COMPLETE US IS ONE OF THE GREATEST INGRAINED BELIEFS WE CARRY IN THE 21ST CENTURY. Everywhere we look we are sent the message that finding “your one true love” will solve all of your problems and remove the emptiness you feel inside. In movies and TV shows, we see protagonists who go to extreme lengths to fulfill the ideal of finding perfect romantic love. We see how happy and seemingly complete these characters are, and believe that if we could just find the same thing, we would be happy. Then we listen to music and read novels which revolve around romantic love. We empathize with the struggles of the loneliness, disillusionment, lovesickness or depression that accompanies romantic unfulfillment. Even our friends and colleagues share their feelings and stories about being single, being in the wrong relationship, and just wanting to find someone who will “tick all the boxes.” And our conditioning doesn’t just stop there. In childhood, most of us were taught that we’d fall in love with someone, get married, have kids, and live happily ever after (remind you of a specific Disney movie?). Being divorced or single past the age of thirty, continues to signify that there’s something very “messed up” about a person and their life. Women who remain single are called “spinsters” and thought of as frigid, neurotic, cat ladies. Men who remain single are thought of as nerds, mommy-boys, or somehow lacking in manliness.   All of these fearful beliefs, feelings, and notions surrounding romantic love make it one of the most frantically searched after experiences in life. No one wants to be single. And that is understandable. It is completely normal and healthy to crave for love. It is completely normal and human to yearn for affection, intimacy, and someone to spend your life with. In fact, this is a fundamentally biological, psychological, emotional, and spiritual need. The problems arise when you start believing that romantic love is the only thing that will fulfill you – as if another person will solve all of your problems. Unfortunately and fortunately for you, this is not the case. WHY ROMANTICIZING LIFE CREATES SUFFERING It’s fun and exhilarating to romanticize life. When we think romantically about the world, everything seems so much more soft and rosy. We romanticize the past and future, as well as things such as cars, depression, houses, locations, diamond rings, children, and of course, relationships. But although romanticizing life gives everything a certain magical edge, it also puts us out of touch with reality. In other words, when we romanticize life, we filter everything through our beliefs and ideals, rather than seeing reality for what truly is. The more we idealize life and filter the world through “rose-tinted glasses,” the more opportunities we create for deep suffering. When someone or something doesn’t match our ideal, we go into denial or become confused, angry, rageful, bitter, hateful, cynical, grief-stricken or depressed. Why do you think we suffer so much in relationships? We innocently carry so many romantic and idealistic ideas around that filter our perception of reality. When our partner or potential lover-to-be suddenly isn’t all they cracked up to be, our idealistic mirrors begin to shatter. And it can be intensely disturbing to have our rose-tinted glasses removed. Suddenly, we are left in the dark. Our vision struggles to adjust to the new reality. We feel like a protective blanket has been removed. We feel naked, broken, and vulnerable. So most of us adopt another protective blanket: that of anger, cynicism, and closedness to life.

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Tears For Fears Biography

Tears For Fears   As people come to know me, they soon learn I have a wide variety of musical taste. I love music and believe it or not, I can find a song or instrumental piece in every genre of music that I enjoy. From opera to heavy metal, I can always find something I love listening to whether it is the magical play on sounds with the instruments or the words in a song. I decided to explore Tears For Fears and learn about this band, who grew popular in the 1980's era. As I explored this talented band, there were so many songs I came across that I had never heard before. They are amazing to listen to and the songs they played on the radio were good, but the songs I am just now discovering are awesome!! I came across the following article by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi which I share.     Tea

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Hawaii Islands of Aloha

Honolulu Adventures Honolulu, on the island of Oahu’s south shore, is capital of Hawaii and gateway to the U.S. island chain. The Waikiki neighborhood is its center for dining, nightlife and shopping, famed for its iconic crescent beach backed by palms and high-rise

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The Invitation by Oriah

The Invitation by Oriah This is one of my favorite poems by Oriah Mountain Dreamer in her book, The Invitation.  It is read out loud on the video. Take a moment and listen. Enjoy!! It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know  if you will risk  looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are  squaring your moon... I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain mine or your own without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you  to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful to be realistic to remember the limitations of being human. It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy. I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure yours and mine and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes.” It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair

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The Food Court

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich with Bacon Recipe   WELCOME! I'm Erin, and I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Here, you'll find lightened up comfort foods, weeknight meal ideas, and a few soulful sweets. (MORE) Avocado Egg Salad Time for introductions! I’d like you to meet one of the oldest, dearest dishes in my weeknight dinner arsenal, Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches with Bacon. These glorious green sammies were one of the earlier meals I cooked for Ben after we were married, back when my blog was still a casual hobby, and Ben was not yet used to me asking him questions such as, “should I do tonight’s stir fry with farro or quinoa?” I believe his exact words when he saw me mixing hard-boiled eggs and bright avocado were, “Why are you doing that to my avocado?”   To instill a bit of confidence, I added bacon. Flash forward 18+ months, and we are still eating Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches with Bacon. Ben loved them from first bite, and they have become a regular on our dinner rotation, a spot afforded to few dishes in our house, since I’m constantly experimenting with new recipes, and Ben is the defacto guinea pig highly valued taste-tester. They are easy, healthy, and great leftover the next day if you can look past the less-than-appetizing brown hue that avocado puts on after a few minutes exposed to air. These glorious green sammies were one of the earlier meals I cooked for Ben after we were married, back when my blog was still a casual hobby, and Ben was not yet used to me asking him questions such as, “should I do tonight’s stir fry with farro or quinoa?” I believe his exact words when he saw me mixing hard-boiled eggs and bright avocado were, “Why are you doing that to my avocado?”

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Train - 3 Classic Hits

Train - 3 Classic Hits Being a music lover, I thought an introduction to this American band from San Francisco would be interesting exploration. As I recall I first heard them for the first time on radio when they sang "Calling All Angels" in 2003.  So in exploring Train and their music, I came to realize how their music is very catchy and they had older songs I grew to like. There genre of music is pop rock or sometimes called rootrock. I think my favorite is Hey, Soul Sister. So what do you think? Which one is your favorite? Here are my 3 favorite classic hits by Train.  Calling All Angels Lyrics I need a sign to let me know you're here All of these lines are being crossed over the atmosphere I need to know that things are gonna look up 'Cause I feel us drowning in a sea spilled from a cup When there is no place safe and no safe place to put my head When you feel the world shake from the words that are said And I'm calling all angels I'm calling all you angels I won't give up if you don't give up [Repeat x4] I need a sign to let me know you're here 'Cause my TV set just keeps it all from being clear I want a reason for the way things have to be I need a hand to help build up some kind of hope inside of me And I'm calling all angels I'm calling all you angels When children have to play inside so they don't disappear While private eyes solve marriage lies cause we don't talk for years And football teams are kissing Queens and losing sight of having dreams In a world that what we want is only what we want until it's ours And I'm calling all angels I'm calling all you angels And I'm calling all angels I'm calling all you angels Calling all you angels [Repeat till fade] Songwriters: Charles Colin / Charlie Colin / James Stafford / James W Stafford / Pat Monahan / Robert Hotchkiss / Robert S Hotchkiss / Scott Underwood / Scott Michael Underwood Drops of Jupiter lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC Songwriters: Charles Colin / Charlie Colin / James Stafford / James W Stafford / Pat Monahan / Scott Underwood / Scott Michael Underwood Calling All Angels lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC Calling All Angels lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC Drops of Jupiter Lyrics Now that she's back in the atmosphere With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey She acts like summer and walks like rain Reminds me that there's a time to change, hey, hey Since the return from her stay on the moon She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey, hey

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Movies + Entertainment

The Vault Two estranged sisters hatch a scheme to rob a bank to save their brother. The heist begins smoothly, but mayhem soon ensues when the defiant manager sends them to a basement-level vault where something truly evil dwells. Initial release: September 21, 2017 (Russia)

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Chocolate Orange Cream Cheese Filling Cookies

  Chocolate And Orange Cookies With Cream Cheese Filling Go Bold With Butter   Citrus in winter is the perfect pick-me-up to take the chill off of those cold days. Pair it with chocolate

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Chocolate Spider Cake

CHOCOLATE SPIDER CAKE Heather, Sprinkles Bakes   Serve this eye-catching chocolate spider cake at your Halloween party, and it will double as your table’s centerpiece! Chocolate sprinkles give this spider a “hairy” appearance, and chocolate sticks make for the creepiest-looking spider legs. Chocolate sticks and candy eyeballs can be found at kitchen specialty stores and online. If you can’t easily locate chocolate sticks, then Japanese chocolate-covered biscuit sticks will work well and can be found at most American grocery stores and international markets.   Chocolate Spider Cake Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes

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White Lasagna

White Lasagna WHITE LASAGNA Taylor, Taylor Takes a Taste

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Summer Skillet Lasagna

Summer Skillet Lasagna SUMMER SKILLET LASANGA Jonathan, The Candid Appetite   No need to turn on the oven for this classic! This delicious Summer Skillet Lasagna is so easy to put together—all it requires is one pan on the stove top. Try switching out the vegetables for anything you have lying around or is in season.   Summer Skillet Lasanga Prep Time: 30 minutes

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Okay Now I Am Confused Empowr!

Okay Now I Am Confused Empowr! My Third Question The other day, I posted saved two blog posts. I saw that I had 2 posts left to do to meet my goals, so I published

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Zucchini Fries Baked

Baked Zucchini Fries BAKED ZUCCHINI FRIES Tiffany, Creme de la Crumb   Zucchini spears are tossed in flour and an eggwash before being coated in seasoned breadcrumbs and baked to perfection.

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Choose the Right Butter for the Job

Choose the Right Butter for the Job Choose the Right Butter for the Job When it comes to choosing the right butter for your cooking and baking, the first thing you want to look for is REAL® Butter, which contains only all-natural ingredients. But even when you narrow it down to the good stuff, there are still many options out there. This butter basics primer will help you navigate the best butter for the job. Salted Butter Also known as sweet cream butter, salted butter has added salt because it allows for a slightly longer shelf life. Some salted butters are made with sea salt, such as fleur de sel. Regardless, salted butters are best for using as a condiment or spread. They are not recommended for baking as added salt can affect the rising action of baked goods in recipes that use yeast. Unsalted Butter This is your best bet for cooking and baking. For many recipes, it is recommended that you bring the butter to room temperature first so that it better incorporates with other ingredients. The exception is pie crust, for which cold butter is a must. If you wish, you can season unsalted butter yourself to meet your personal taste preferences when using it as a topping or spread. Clarified Butter

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Monster Munch

Monster Munch MONSTER MUNCH Heather, Sprinkles Bakes     This is a fun salty-sweet treat to serve at Halloween parties and it takes very little time to make.  Munchable pretzels, cereal squares and pecans are tossed with melted butter and coated in a brown sugar spice mix. Candy corn and funny mini monsters give the mix a sweet bite and make it festive. The candy melting wafers and eyeballs used to make the monsters can be found at most craft stores in the baking aisle and online. Monster munch looks nice served in bowls or on one large serving platter, but you can also portion the mix in cellophane bags with a candy monster or two inside. Hand the bags out to mini specters when they arrive at your front door.

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Smoky Mac and Cheese

Smoky Mac and Cheese SMOKY MAC AND CHEESE The Dairy Good Cookbook   Where there’s smoke, there’s flavor—at least that’s what barbecue aficionados say. In this recipe, smoked Gouda gives this company‑worthy mac and cheese a very special touch. This recipe comes from The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families. More than just a cookbook, it’s a way for each of us to learn where our food comes from and the dairy farm families around the nation that make milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, and all our other favorite dairy foods possible. From sharing stories about individual farmers and the family stories behind their recipes to better understanding America’s most common cow breeds, The Dairy Good Cookbook provides a unique perspective into the life of a modern dairy farm. Stay tuned for more great recipes from The Dairy Good Cookbook .

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Honolulu Adventures

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10 Weirdest Desserts from Around the World

  10 Weirdest Desserts from Around the World by Organics     Written by Organics From noodles to crickets, everything is game when it comes to ingredients for constructing the “perfect” desserts around the world. Every country has a sweet spot for desserts, but how they fill it may be considered taboo to us. But if you find yourself traveling to any of these countries, to get the full experience you must give these strange desserts a try. 1. Cendol,Malaysia No these aren’t green worms. Cendol is a popular dish in Southeast Asia, made from jelly noodles, coconut milk, shaved ice, green food coloring, palm sugar and red beans. While it sounds like something you would put together extremely drunk or out of despair, it all goes surprisingly well together. If you are planning a trip to Malaysia and with a tight budget (a big bowl costs about 2.50 RM which is equivalent to 62 cents!) its a must taste of their traditional way of life. Get it here: Cendol & Rojak Mustaffa Food Truck (Selangor, Malaysia) 2. Tavuk göğsü, Turkey

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10 Weirdest Desserts from Around the World-Part 2

  10 Weirdest Desserts from Around the World-Part 2 by Organics 1    Written by Organics Take one second to imagine – what will be in your next dessert? I bet snow or blood weren’t the first things that came to mind. Well in these 10 countries below, these ingredients aren’t a far-fetched fantasy. Some of these unique dessert ideas have stood the test of time and others are purely the result of modern ingenuity and creativity. Every country has a sweet spot for desserts, and some fill that spot with ideas pulled from the least expected corners of the kitchen. But if you find yourself traveling to any of these countries,  you must give these strange desserts a try in order to get the full experience. 1. Ras malai, India Rasmalai means “juice cream” in Hindi, but it hardly resembles the juice you are probably thinking of. The dessert is actually made out of chhena, which is a type of cottage cheese preferred in India and it is typically soaked in reduced milk. For extra flavor, saffron or ground cardamon is added. It is often cooked in sugar syrup and milk. The result is a mildly sweet and soft dessert that is typically topped or stuffed with almonds, pistachios or dried fruit. Get it here: Haldiram’s (New Delhi) 2. Maple Taffy, Canada If there’s two things that Canadians love (or at least we think they do), it’s snow and maple syrup. So would it be so wrong to assume that they somehow would probably manage to incorporate the two into a yummy dessert? Perhaps not! The maple taffy is made by boiling pure maple syrup to about 240F and pouring it over clean snow. As it begins to solidify, a wooden stick is used to roll up the dessert. The result is a dessert similar to a taffy in texture and it’s both chewy and sweet. Get it here: Make your own 3. Veriohukainen, Finland

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Orange Crush Creamsicle Cake

Orange Crush Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake Ingredients: Orange melting wafers Orange Sherbet Vanilla Ice cream 2L Orange Crush

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How to Make a Bubbling Cauldron Cake (Halloween)

How to Make a Bubbling Cauldron Cake (Halloween Cake) from Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio Ingredients and Materials: 6 Prepared 10"x 3/4" round vanilla cakes colored lime green, orange, purple, black (https://youtu.be/XaNELscDtms) 2 Prepared 9"x 3/4" round vanilla cakes colored lime green, orange, purple, black (https://youtu.be/XaNELscDtms) Prepared black chocolate buttercream (https://youtu.be/948maLMHQy0

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Gluten and Sugar Free Banana Cake Recipe!

Gluten and Sugar Free Banana Cake Recipe! Ingredients: 3 large overripe bananas 5 large eggs 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 175g Almond Meal/Flour 75g Hazelnut Meal/Flour 220g trivia 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

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Pain Au Chocolat

Pain Au Chocolat Ingredients:  250ml milk 450gr plain flour 1tsp yeast Chocolate bars 10gr unsalted butter 40gr golden caster sugar 150gr unsalted butter 1tsp salt  1egg Directions: 1) First make the dough - in a bowl of a mixer place the milk,

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Upside Down Potato Gratin

Upside Down Potato Gratin Ingredients: 9 ea. 3 lb. (1350g) Yukon gold potatoes, peeled Jus Mixture  6 Tbsp (90g) unsalted butter, preferably clarified

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Amazing Beef Wellington Recipe

Amazing Beef Wellington Recipe Beef Wellington Cooking method: Baking Serves 6 to 8 Total preparation time: 1 hr. The "21 Club" is a restaurant that has been highly rated for many years by gourmets far and wide. Old-timers still refer to it as "Jack and Charlie's" because

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Filipino Pancit

Filipino Pancit There are many variations of this recipe. Especially with the type of noodles. I used the sotanghon noodles here (very fine rice noodles) but you can use egg noodles (more Chinese style), and regular vermicelli rice noodles. Here's a recipe I just copied from the internet. Like I said on my video I showed you the approach to cooking the filipino pancit. You can either add the shrimp, pork, chinese sausage or chicken or all of the above. :) Then the basics of the vegetables are: celery, green beans and/or snap peas, carrots, cabbage, onions and garlic. Add some Chicken broth along with

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Lumpia (Filipino Egg Rolls)

Lumpia (Filipino Spring Rolls) Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs shredded pork 1 cup minced carrots 1 cup minced water chestnuts 1/4 cup red onion 6 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons chicken powder 

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Classic Sugar Cookies

Classic Sugar Cookies These are the familiar cookies, with crispy edges and a slightly soft middle. Superfine sugar gives them their crunchiness. The small amount of baking powder ensures that they puff just a little without spreading too much and losing their shape.   Ingredients

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Italian Christmas Cookies Made Simple

Italian Christmas Cookies Blend Together: 6 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup melted shortening 3 Tbs

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Hawaiian Style Shoyu Soy Sauce Chicken

Hawaiian Style Shoyu Soy Sauce Chicken 3 words: easy weeknight dinner! This recipe is amazingly simple and SO good. It has the perfect balance of sweet and savory. The great thing about this recipe is that it can be sized down to feed 2 or sized up to feed 20.  Ingredients 4 pounds

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Creamy Shrimp Pasta Comfort Food

  Creamy Shrimp Pasta   Ingredients:   Serves: Makes 6 servings. 8 ounces penne or rotini pasta 1/2 cup frozen peas 1 tablespoon butter 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 1/2 cups half-and-half 2 green onions, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoonMcCormick® Perfect Pinch® Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning Directions:   10 mins

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Creamy Crusty Fondant Potatoes

Fondant Potatoes – A Creamy Crusty Blast from the Past       Every once in a while I get a food wish that instantly takes me back to culinary school. Things like aspic (not happening), larding a tenderloin (not happening), and pulled sugar (sort of already happened) always transport me back to those demos where the instructors fully admitted that we’d probably never use these skills, but since they were considered “classic techniques,” we’d have to spend time covering them anyway. Sure, makes perfect sense.  This fabulous fondant potato technique is a prime example. Made them a few times in school and loved them. Made them a few times at a hotel early in my career and loved them. Haven’t made them since, and not exactly sure why. They taste amazing, and as I try to make clear in the video, the texture this method provides is unlike anything you get by just roasting. The way the crusty, crunchy edges outside, works with the uniquely rich and creamy inside is truly a magical thing. 

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Homemade Lobster Ravioli Recipe

Homemade Lobster Ravioli Recipe Serves 6 Prep time: 30 mins  Cook time: 30 mins   Ingredients:

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Custard Cookies

Custard Cookies Ingredients:

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Broiled Garlic Butter Shrimp with Lemon Aioli

Broiled Garlic Butter Shrimp with Lemon Aioli Prep Time 40 MIN Total Time40 MIN Servings8

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Spicy Chicken Thighs - Sweet & Tangy Honey Glaze

Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet & Tangy Honey Glaze Inspired by one of the most popular Cooking Light chicken recipes, these chicken thighs are delicious, family-friendly (they’re not too spicy), and incredibly easy to prepare. The chicken is seasoned with garlic, chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika and then broiled with a sweet and tangy honey glaze. The side dish is a Quinoa Salad with Peaches, Arugula & Pickled Red Onions from Bon Appétit — it’s wonderful with the chicken and so pretty too! Before we get started, a few words about the chicken. It’s important to use skinless, boneless thighs as opposed to chicken breasts — they stand up better to the bold seasonings, are more flavorful and won’t dry out. Just be sure to trim off most of the fat so that they are pleasant to eat. I like to use kitchen shears as opposed to a knife; it’s much easier. To begin, combine the trimmed chicken thighs with the olive oil and spices and mix until evenly coated. Arrange the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet for easy clean-up, and broil for five minutes on each side. Meanwhile, combine the honey and cider vinegar in a small bowl to make the glaze. Brush the cooked chicken with half the glaze, then broil for one minute. Flip the chicken over, brush with the remaining glaze, and broil for a few minutes more until chicken is nicely caramelized. Sprinkle the chicken with the remaining cider vinegar and serve. Enjoy! Notes: – As the recipe was originally written in Cooking Light, I found it much too sweet. I increased the vinegar by a lot to get the right balance. I also added a bit of olive oil, more salt and some smoked paprika for a little smokiness (you can check out the original recipe here). – You might be wondering how this recipe would work on the grill. I’d stick to broiling, as the pan collects the sauce, which would get lost on the grill.   – For young kids, use only 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or none at all). Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet & Tangy Honey Glaze By Jennifer Segal, adapted from Cooking Light Servings: 4-6 Cook Time: 12 Minutes  Total Time:

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Flan Custard Cake

Leche Flan Cake I have tried a few different variations of this recipe for leche flan cake, also know as custard cake. This video is for the purpose of showing you the steps, providing an easy to follow guide. Reading the directions is key for what is missing in this video. Ingredients  Caramel:    1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup water (optional as it is possible to caramelize sugar without water)

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Butter Mochi

Butter Mochi Butter Mochi is a beloved dessert in Hawaii. Imagine the sticky texture of mochi, combined with flavors of butter and coconut. It's a tasty dessert that you will love. 

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Fruit and Adzuki Agar Agar Dessert

Fruit and Adzuki Agar Agar Dessert  The traditional Japanese dessert called Anmitsu in block form. This agar agar dessert is easy to make and is perfect for everyone including vegans.  Ingredients:

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Mango Bravo

Mango Bravo For the Meringue   10 eggwhites  1 cup sugar 1 cup of cashew that been process

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Mango Smoothie Pops

  Mango Smoothie Pops Posted on April 15, 2012 by Ruthanne These creamy mango popsicles are filled with fun fruit and ice cream– a perfect summer treat! A few weeks ago I shared a recipe

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French Macaron (Macaroons)

French Macaron (Macaroons) "This is the quintessential macaron (NOT macaroon) recipe. I am a baker's apprentice, and after much trial and error, we (the baker and I) finally perfected the technique. We decided to share with you all. Pipe your choice of filling on a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top. These are like cloud cookie sandwiches and are delicious if done correctly. If you want to do it the super-easy way, just fill with your favorite flavor of frosting. Enjoy!"   Ingredients 2 h 10 m 8 servings 189 cals  3 egg whites

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How To Dynamically Express Yourself In The World

  VIBRATIONAL SCIENCE If you want to begin to know your true self, go outside on a clear night. Go outside, far away from the glare of artificial illumination that severs us from the natural darkness that has always been the roof of our true home. Go outside in the places that still have the power to embrace us – the wild wood, the open desert, the mountain top and the surface of the sea. Go outside and look up. Look up into the infinity of creation that is a part of the infinity that makes up each of us. On the clearest of nights, looking up into a star strewn sky, you are confronted with an essential truth. Looking up, you experience a series of deep emotions. Wonder, awe and even, perhaps, a touch of fear all race through you. You may find yourself smiling, even laughing. Something deep inside you is touched and stirs to life. You recognize and realize anew, at a primal level, that you are connected to something far larger, far more profound and powerful, than the imposed routines of day to day life. As you look up, you also look in. You comprehend that this is a part of who you really are. This is where you came from. This is where you are going. On average, we can see about 2500 stars on a clear night, but those stars represent only a mere 0.000003% of the approximately 400 billion stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. Furthermore, the Milky Way itself is only one of the approximately two trillion galaxies in the cosmos, each one of which contains hundreds of billions of stars. In total, it is estimated that there are ten billion trillion (that’s a one followed by 24 zeros) stars in our universe. That is an inconceivable number, one that almost has no meaning. However, that enormity is understandable when you begin to look within.   When you look in a mirror what do you see? Of course, you see yourself. However, who are you or, more specifically, what are you? Your body is mostly comprised of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon atoms, the same substances that make up all those stars in the night sky. How many atoms? Well, it is estimated that your body contains 7 billion billion billion atoms (that’s a one followed by 27 zeros). In other words, the number of atoms that make up you is neatly matched by the number of stars in the cosmos. This means that you are a universe in and of itself – an infinity standing in the midst of infinity. We all are. Here we are, each of us, the infinitesimal among the infinite and the infinite among the infinitesimal. Look down at your hand and you’ll see something miraculous. Not only is your hand unique to you, it is also unique to the universe. Your hand, as well as the rest of you, is made up of billions of atoms, every one of which once existed in the heart of a star that no longer exists. That star gave off light and energy, just as our Sun does. It is likely that the light and energy of that star warmed and illuminated planets that circled around it. It is possible that this warmth and illumination gave rise to and nourished life on one of these planets. The energy of that long ago star and the energy that animates you are both a part of one continuing saga. The universe within is an integral part of the universe without. There is no difference between the star stuff that makes up you and the stuff that makes the stars. You and the universe are cut from the same cloth. This means that your dreams, your aspirations and your goals are also as intimately interconnected with the cosmos as your hand. Your desire for more peace, greater love, improved health, stronger finances or an overall improvement in your sense of well-being are an indivisible part of you. Those dreams, aspirations and goals depend upon the work of your hands, the willingness of your heart and the wisdom of your mind. The atoms of the cosmos are not only a part of the fabric of who you are, they are also a part of the fabric of who you are able to become. In some sense, each of us is a star. We are discrete, isolated each from the other, but capable of giving off energy and l

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Coconut Mango Sago

Coconut Mango Sago Ingredients:  For the Coconut Jelly 5 tsp gelatin  400 ml coconut cream or 1 2/3 cup

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Champorado

  Champorado Champorado is a chocolate lover’s dream. It’s rich, decadent, sweet, and a mild nutty. Nutty? That’s because the rice brings out a certain nuttiness to the porridge. Not to mention it makes it rich and creamy. I would say that it’s comforting for a cold season like fall or winter, but it could also be served cold so it’s good even for the summer. Not to mention, it’s naturally gluten-free so it’s great any time for anyone! Veganizing Champorado is simple considering the only non-vegan part in the original recipe was the cow’s milk. You may use whatever nut milk you prefer. Aside from the easy substitution, the process of cooking it is fairly simple. Just cook the sticky rice in water, add the rest of the ingredients, and mix until thick and creamy. Perfect for newbie and advanced cooks alike. The Champorado recipe is also perfect for picky kids who may not be fond of eating other kinds of vegan food. I for one LOVED Champorado when I was a kid. I especially preferred it warm, never mind that the weather was already hot.  In fact, I used to love my warm Champorado with a warm Pandesal bread roll. Carbs on carbs. I guess I could have both of them again now that I’ve veganized these two dishes. Aside from Pandesal, Filipinos would also enjoy Champorado with salted fish on top. You might think it’s an odd pairing, but that’s what I used to think about peanut butter and jelly. I guess it makes sense to pair something sweet with something salty. For the vegan version, I would top my Champorado with salted fried tofu. Feel free to try it sometime if you’re feeling adventurous. The Filipino Champorado originated from Mexico, from its popular hot chocolate drink, Champurrado. You might wonder where the connection came from. During the Spanish colonization in the 1500s, Spanish traders would travel from Mexico to the Philippines and through the process, Mexican influences were introduced to the Philippines. Over time, the ingredients for the Mexican Champurrado changed and Filipinos later adapted the use of rice. I still haven’t tried the Mexican hot chocolate drink. But I am determined to do so one of these days. CHAMPORADO RECIPE  

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Chocolate Mango Float Cake

Chocolate Mango Float Cake Ingredients:  *2 packets of G

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No-Bake Eclair Dessert Recipe

No-Bake Eclair Dessert Recipe Serves 12 Prep time: 25 mins Cook time: 5 mins Ingredients:   1 14 oz box of Graham Crackers 1 cup of Homemade Pudding mix or 2 Envelopes

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Dobos Torte (Dobosh)

Dobos Torte 8x3 Cake Pans Oven temp: 400 F  For the Spongecake, you need to make 3 1/2 batches to make 7 layers:    2 eggs 40 g sugar

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Easter Nest Torte

Easter Nest Torte Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup baking cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted Filling: 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1-1/4 cups 2% milk 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 3 tablespoons cold water 7 ounc

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Essential Oil Uses & Benefits

Essential Oil Uses & Benefits  I was introduced to essential oils years ago and fell in love with all the many uses and benefits these oils offered to me. In the following article, Dr. Axe provides a list of the many benefits and uses of essential oils. I will start with the benefits for the home and continue the rest of the uses and benefits in other posts. In this post let's take a look at our home environment.  Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes. Essential oil uses range from aromatherapy, household cleaning products, personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments. The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels. In ancient times, Jews and Egyptians made essential oils by soaking the plants in oil and then filtering the oil through a linen bag. Essential oil benefits come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. These healing oils are rapidly growing in popularity because they act as natural medicine without any side effects. Ready to harness the power of the world’s most proven therapeutic compounds? Then let’s talk about 101 ways to use these amazing essential oils. Essential Oil Uses for Cleaning and Home  1.   All-purpose cleaner: Add three drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil to a few ounces of warm water, then spray countertops to naturally disinfect. 2.   Natural mosquito repellent: Combine one drop each of lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil to make natural bug spray and rub on exposed skin. Reapply as needed.  3.   Sports gear: If your kids play sports, add two drops each of tea tree oil and lemon essential oil to one quart of warm water; next add four tablespoons of baking soda and mix. Use to clean ripe (!) jerseys, cleats and sports gear. 4.   Clean air: Diffuse cinnamon essential oil in the air and enjoy its anti-microbial properties. 5.   Homemade peppermint patties: Use

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Jason Mraz - Make It Mine

Jason Mraz - Make It Mine  Let's play a happy tune and lift ourselves up. This is a song by Jason Mraz called Make It Mine. Enjoy!   California-based singer/songwriter Jason Mraz makes laid-back, melodic pop with stylistic nods toward folk, jam band music, hip-hop, and soft rock. Since coming to the public's attention with his 2002 hit single "The Remedy (Don't Worry)", Mraz has proven himself to be a reliable pop craftsman whose crowd-pleasing melodies can encompass both cheeky humor and earnest sincerity. Born in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in 1977, Mraz grew up amidst the sounds of the Dave Matthews Band and local roots musicians the Agents of Good Roots. However, it was Mraz's interest and participation in musical theater that served as his first introduction to music. Following high school, he moved to New York to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, but

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White Forest Cake

White Forest Cake Recipe   Ingredients:

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Buko Pandan Recipe

Buko Panda Recipe Ingredi

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Angels by Owl City

Angels by Owl City Owl City – Angels Lyrics Wake me if you're out there Through the glass in my bedroom window, In the bushes far below, I thought I saw an unfamiliar shadow, Among the ones I so clearly know. I've been sleeping with the nightlight unplugged, With a note on the rocking chair, That says I'm dreaming of the life I once loved, So wake me if you're out there. Living close to the ground, It's seventh heaven because there are angels all around, Among my frivolous though

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Slow-Cooked Beef + Ale Pithiviers

Slow-Cooked Beef + Ale Pithiviers Recipe ___________________________________________   450g chuck steak, chopped into 5cm cubes 60ml olive oil 1 brown onion, diced into small cubes 1 large carrot, diced into small cubes 1 stick of celery, diced into small cubes 1 clove of garlic, crushed

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake Made Easy Recipe

  Pineapple Upside Down Cake Made Easy Recipe Author: David Hood Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  50 mins Serves: 

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The Heights - How Do You Talk To An Angel

The Heights "The Heights": The Only Cancelled TV Show With A No. 1 “Billboard” Hit This TV show had poor ratings, but it’s theme song was a smash. “The Heights” was a short-lived TV drama that aired on Fox in 1992. Produced by Aaron Spelling, the show tried to capture the cool It factor of his hit series, “Beverly Hills, 90210.” The show centered on a fictional band (called The Heights) made up of struggling twenty-somethings. Each episode featured one of their songs. The show’s breakout star was Jamie Walters, who sang the lead vocals on the theme song and single “How Do You Talk to an Angel.” The single “How Do You Talk to an Angel” reached No. 1 on the “Billboard Hot 100” on November 14, 1992; knocking Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road” from the top spot. The show never really built an audience. After 12 episodes, and less than week after “How Do You Talk to an Angel” fell from the number one spot, the show was cancelled. In 1993, the song was nominated for an Emmy for “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics”, but it lost to “Sorry I Asked” by Liza Minnelli.

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Eric Johnson - Your Sweet Eyes

Eric Johnson - Your Sweet Eyes     Your Sweet Eyes Lyrics   Its so crazy living in this world Separating the stone and pearl Like we do in the every day Turn our attention this way To ride up on the thing you do I just walk up straight to you Tell you what you probably know There's a light that always shows

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Cookies and Cream Sheet Cake

  Cookies and Cream Sheet Cake Recipe This Cookies and Cream Sheet Cake is super moist and absolutely delicious! It is perfect for parties and get togethers. It is loaded with Oreo Cookies and topped with a delicious creamy frosting. This Cookies and Cream Sheet Cake is super moist and absolutely delicious! It is perfect for parties and get togethers. It is loaded with Oreo Cookies and topped with a delicious creamy frosting. Cookies and Cream has to be one of my favorite flavors of desserts. My husband’s favorite treat is a tall glass of milk and Oreo Cookies. He loves when I find a way to incorporate them into desserts. This cake was absolutely delightful! It… Cookies and Cream has to be one of my favorite flavors of desserts. My husband’s favorite treat is a tall glass of milk and Oreo Cookies. He loves when I find a way to incorporate them into desserts.  This cake was absolutely delightful! It is so moist and the crushed Oreo cookies throughout the cake create such a fantastic flavor. Then when paired with the creamy frosting, you get a match made in heaven! This will definitely be a recipe I revisit often. It was a huge hit with every single person who tried it.

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Lobster & Potato Salad

Lobster & Potato Salad Recipe Ingredients 1½ pounds unpeeled small Yukon Gold potatoes (1½-inch diameter) Kosher salt 3 tablespoons Champagne or white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 extra-large egg yolk, at room temperature (optional)

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Nutella Oatmeal Cookie Bars Recipe

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Raspberry Rhubarb Crostata Recipe

Raspberry Rhubarb Crostata Recipe For the Pastry (makes 2): 2 cups all-purpose flour ¼ cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ pound (2 sticks) very cold unsalted butter, ½-inch-diced ¼ cup ice water

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Coeur a La Creme With Raspberries

Coeur a La Creme With Raspberries Recipe SERVES 6-8 | LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE Ingredients:  12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1-1⁄4 cups confectioners’ sugar 2-1⁄2 cups cold heavy cream 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1⁄4 teaspoon grated lemon zest Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean

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S’more Cake Roll

S’more Cake Roll  This S’more Cake Roll is outstanding! It begins with a delicious moist chocolate cake and is filled with a wonderful marshmallow cream filling and topped with graham cracker crumbs. This is sure to be a show stopper wherever it goes! This S’more Cake Roll was one of my absolute favorites as of lately! The chocolate cake is so delicious and tastes amazing paired with the marshmallow cream filling and graham cracker crumbs. This was a huge hit! I can’t wait until I get the opportunity to make it again! S'more Cake Roll Ingredients Cake: ½ cup flour ¼ cup cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 4 eggs, separated ¾ cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 Tablespoons

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Eric Johnson - When The Sun Meets The Sky

Eric Johnson - When The Sun Meets The Sky Lyrics This Sunday, You were blowin' through my mind Like Tuesday, You were burnin' in my eyes I hoped today could be just kind of my way 'Cause it so much matters that you're there; And I'd hoped today could lead me into your way But I fell down in some disrepair The sparks here, they can lead me up the town But it's dark here, if I don't have you around So I hoped today would lead me kind of your way And the sun would be shining on my face; And I'd hoped the road would lead me to your doorway But I fell down in some disrepair

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Ted X Moments

How a Near-Death Experience Shaped Five Teenagers' Lives: Henry Woodman at TEDxNSU

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Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take?

Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take? Official Movie For the first time, Foster and Kimberly are hosting live, interactive, online video events to engage the Thrive Movement in addressing key principles and strategies to inform the most leveraged solutions. Check out the new ThriveTogether

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Everyday Sunday- Here With Me

Everyday Sunday-Here With Me Lyrics You said that You hold the earth and moon And I know that the morning bows to You So when the water rushes over me

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Pieces - Red - Lyrics

Pieces - Red - Lyrics If you are feeling lost and hopeless, always remember the miracle of hope. Life is miraculous. You are loved completely. You are a miracle.   Lyrics

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Melon Pan Recipe

Melon Pan Recipe Ingredients 10 servings Bread dough 300 grams Strong flour 1 1/2 tsp Dry yeast 2 tbsp Sugar 8 grams Butter 1 tsp Salt 50 ml Milk 150 ml Water Cookie dough 130 grams Cake flour 1/2 tsp Baking powder 60 grams Butter 50 grams Sugar 25 grams Beaten egg 1 dash Melon oil (or vanilla extract) Granulated sugar Adding lemon extract and lemon zest (grated) is also delicious instead of melon oil during Step 3. Method