Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Ovarian Cancer is stiking women around the world. There are many Alliances but I will be highlighting the Florida one since that is close to my heart!
Plan to join the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida in celebrating National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2008. We will be wearing teal, decorating trees, buildings and lampposts with teal ribbons and much more! Be a part of a new tradition and raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and in the process YOU can help save women's lives!!! For more information or to join this effort, contact the OCAF office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-339-0024).
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer:
Pelvic or abdominal pain
Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)
Several other symptoms may include: fatigue, indigestion, back pain, pain with intercourse, constipation and menstrual irregularities.
See your doctor, preferably a gynecologist, if these symptoms are unusual for you and occur almost daily for more than a few weeks. Experts suggest a combination pelvic/rectal exam, a transvaginal sonogram, and a CA125 blood test. If ovarian cancer is suspected, medical experts suggest seeking a second opinion with a gynecologic oncologist before surgery is performed.
To learn more about Ovarian cancer and how to support this cause, check out these websites:
EARLY DIAGNOSIS SAVES WOMEN'S LIVES!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Toy Story hero’s motto was “To infinity and beyond!” That’s how I like to think about the start of a new school year. So many possibilities. So many opportunities. On the other hand, I know my children are thinking more like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz: “There’s no place like home!”
Remember those highly charged first days? They were full of “real life” tests where there was always something novel to learn, and not always from a book.
Find a way to be more involved in your child’s education this year. It could be as simple as talking with your child everyday about what they have learned. Set the stage for sharing by telling your child highlights of your day, just by asking and paying attention you send a message that you think school is very important.
Asking children to talk about the best part of the day, whether they learned anything that surprised them, and whether they asked good questions in class.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Organic food is food produced according to organic standards, which means crops grown without the use of conventional pesticides, as well as artificial fertilizers or sewage sludge, animals reared without the routine use of antibiotics and without the use of growth hormones and food processed without ionizing radiation and without the use of a wide range of food additives. It is produced on all levels without the use of genetically modified organisms. Historically, these farms have been small family-run farms.
Once only available in small stores or farmers' markets, organic foods are becoming much more widely available. Organic food sales within the US have enjoyed 17 to 20 percent growth for the past few years while sales of conventional food - while still larger in size - have grown at only about 2 to 3 percent a year. This large growth is predicted to continue, and many companies are jumping into the market.
There is evidence that organic farms are more sustainable and environmentally sound, among other benefits (see benefits). These claims are also still subject to dispute and are not settled among scientists. One vocal critic in particular, Anthony Trewavas from England, has written detailed critiques of organic agriculture.
Fresh food is seasonal and perishable. Vegetables and fruits are the most available type of organic, fresh food, and are closely associated with organic farming. They are often purchased directly from growers, at farmers' markets, from on-farm stands, supermarkets, through speciality food stores, and through community-supported agriculture (CSA) projects. Unprocessed animal products like organic meat, eggs, dairy, are less commonly available in their purely "fresh" form.
Processed food accounts for most of the items in a supermarket. Often, within the same store, both organic and conventional versions of products are available, and the price of the organic version is usually higher (see modern developments). Most processed organic food comes from large food conglomerates producing and marketing products like canned goods, frozen vegetables, prepared dishes and other convenience foods is beyond the scope of small organic producers.
Processed organic food usually contains only (or at least a specified percentage of) organic ingredients and no artificial food additives, and is often processed with fewer artificial methods, materials and conditions (eg: no chemical ripening, no food irradiation).
Identifying organic food
At first, organic food comprised mainly fresh vegetables. Early consumers interested in organic food would look for chemical-free, fresh or minimally processed food. They mostly had to buy directly from growers: "Know your farmer, know your food" was the motto. Personal definitions of what constituted "organic" were developed through first-hand experience: by talking to farmers, seeing farm conditions, and farming activities. Small farms grew vegetables (and raised livestock) using organic farming practices, with or without certification, and the individual consumer monitored.
Consumer demand for organic foods continues to increase, and high volume sales through mass outlets, like supermarkets, is rapidly replacing the direct farmer connection. For supermarket consumers, food production is not easily observable, and product labelling, like "certified organic", is relied on. Government regulations and third-party inspectors are looked to for assurance.
A "certified organic" label is usually the only way for consumers to know that a processed product is "organic".
To be certified organic, products must be grown and manufactured in a manner that adheres to standards set by the country they are sold in: Australia: NASAA Organic Standard. Britain: Organic Farmers and Growers Organic Standards. United States: NOP Program Standards. In the United States, the Organic Food Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C.A. § 6501-22) created the National Organic Program (NOP). The regulations (7 C.F.R. Part 205) are enfored by the USDA through the National Organic Program under this act.These laws essentially require that any product that claims to be organic must have been manufactured and handled according to specific NOP requirements. A USDA Organic seal identifies products with at least 95% organic ingredients.
For the environment
In several surveys that have looked at smaller studies to build an overall comparison between conventional and organic systems of farming a general agreement on benefits has been built.
In these surveys it has been found that:
Organic farms do not release synthetic pesticides or herbicides into the environment - some of which have the potential to harm local wildlife.
Organic farms are better than conventional farms at sustaining diverse ecosystems. That is, populations of plants and insects, as well as animals. When calculated either per unit area or per unit of yield:
Organic farms use less energy and produce less waste - waste such as packaging materials for chemicals. A study published by the National Research Council in 1993 determined that for infants and children, the major source of exposure to pesticides is through diet. A recent study in 2006 measured the levels of organophosphorus pesticide exposure in 23 school children before and after replacing their diet with organic food. In this study it was found that levels of organophosphorus pesticide exposure dropped dramatically and immediately when the children switched to an organic diet.
If you decide that you’d prefer fewer chemicals and other additives in your food, the choice isn’t an easy one. Organic sticker shock can hit the most stalwart of organic shoppers. The fact is that organic farmers produce more labor-intensive products and don’t enjoy the economies of scale or government subsidies that their big brothers in agribusiness do. But we found many ways to save on the cost of organic products.
Do a price check among local grocery stores for often purchased organic items and shop where you find the lowest prices. In the New York City area, for example, we found a 4-ounce jar of Earth’s Best organic baby food for as little as 69 cents and as much as $1.29. When it comes to fresh produce, remember that you’ll save by buying it in season.
You can find organic growers at most farmer’s markets, anda USDA study in 2002 found that about 40 percent of those farmers don’t charge a premium. For listings of local farmer’s markets and other sources, go to www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets and www.localharvest.org .Join the farm team. Buy a share in a community-supported organic farm and you’ll get a weekly supply of produce from spring until fall. The cost to feed a family of four generally ranges from $300 to $500 for the season. (Some farms also require you to work a few hours a month distributing or picking produce.) The savings can be substantial. A price study by a community-supported farm in the Northeast showed that the average $10 weekly cost for a shareholder’s produce supply almost always beat farmer’s market organic prices and often cost less than the same nonorganic items at a supermarket. Go to www.sare.org for a list of community-supported farms.
Order by mail
National providers will ship items such as organic beef ( www.mynaturalbeef.com ). Some local businesses, such as FreshDirect ( www.freshdirect.com ) in the New York City area and Pioneer Organics ( www.pioneerorganics.com ) in the Pacific Northwest, offer home deliveries. Other helpful sites are at www.eatwellguide.org and www.theorganicpages.com .
Be a supermarket spy
Make sure you get what you pay for by watching where produce sits on shelves. All grocers are legally required to stack organic fruits and vegetables where they won’t be exposed to water runoff from the misting of conventional produce, which could contaminate organic items with pesticide residue. If a store is not following that rule, you may be wasting your money by buying organic produce there.
I hope that this has been enough information to get you motivated to start buying local or organics for you family! My suggestion would be to start with dairy and meat and then move on to fruits and vegs! Don't forget to visit your local farmers markets and talk to the farmer you are buying from.
Please share any infomation you have on this topic or you tips for starting out!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Classic Swiss Cheese Fondue
1 garlic clove, cut in half; 2 cups dry white wine (Neuchatel, Rhine or Chablis); 1 pound Emmenthaler or Gruyere, or a mix, finely cut (not grated); 3 tablespoons cornstarch; 3 tablespoons Kirsch or brandySaltBlack pepper; Pinch of nutmeg; 2 loaves crusty French or Italian bread (baguettes);
Friday, August 22, 2008
A truly gracious lady knows, sending a handwritten, personalized note is still the right thing to do. Now, here's the fun part - what kind of stationery should you use???
Since I was a kid, I have loved pretty papers. You've got your florals, your polka dots, your toiles - the possibilities are endless! Sad to say, one of my greatest pleasures is opening a fresh box of stationery, feeling the paper, writing a note, then sealing it (with an embossed sealer of course!) and picking out the perfect stamp to accompany it along its journey.
Let's start with the paper. There are so many great places to find just the right look you're after.
Horchow has a wonderful collection of traditional, casual, whimsical and kids papers.
Another great source is DabneyLee, they offer a wide selection of personalized notecards and accessories.
Here's more on my short list:
Now, let's talk about sealers. I've done everything from stickers to the old fashioned wax seal (my personal favorite!) Nostalgic Impressions is a great resource for sealer materials. Try to match the theme of your paper with your sealer, it's a nice added touch.
Okay, stamps. If you're having a girlie affair, you may want to chose florals. The United States post office has a fantastic collection of all different kinds of stamps. I like to search their online store for convenience.
If you're doing holiday thank yous, maybe you'll want to send a stamp with a holiday theme.
Or if it's a kid's thank you, consider sending a personal photo stamp. It's easy, you upload the photo, pick a border and oila! a masterpiece stamp!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
#1. I had to call a service man who works on dishwashers, and he gave me this tip. Pour orange or lemon-flavored drink crystals into the soap holder and run through a cycle. The citric acid removes all the spots inside the dishwasher and will not harm it in any way. This works great!
#2. My mother gave me this great advice. If your towels ever get a musty odor which sometimes they did, you can get it out by adding a half-cup of baking soda to that load of laundry.
#4. Have you spilled something on your carpet and are sure it will never come out? Use carbonated water. Pour the water on the spot, let the water bubble the spot up and dab with a towel. It's great on everything from blood to spaghetti sauce. I will tell you that this does not work on a "squishy" ball with green liquid in it. This I know from experience.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
What is BPA?
An alternative for baby bottles and training cups:
More confused than ever about how to choose the best bottles for your kids....Check out this site and it will help you step by step!
Have you changed your water bottles or other plastic items? What one do you use?
Monday, August 18, 2008
You've got your buttermilk biscuit, your cheddar biscuit, your chive biscuit, your ham biscuit, your sausage biscuit, your cinnamon biscuit - the list is virtually endless!
While a biscuit makes a great side to your meal, there's no reason why the biscuit can't be your meal!
For instance, serve up a country ham biscuit with a salad and a glass of tea, and oila! supper is served!
Making a good biscuit takes lots of practice. Once place I found for a good recipe is Pinch My Salt.
Here, the author goes into great detail about how to make the perfect buttermilk biscuit. With just a few simple ingredients, dedication and practice, you, too, can make the perfect buttermilk biscuit.
Now the supper part, be creative! You can put almost anything on a biscuit and it will taste good. Here's a few ideas:
Cajun Chicken Filet
Shaved Turkey and Cheese
If you're not into baking biscuits, you could always buy them, but be picky where you buy them from. A hard dry biscuit does the whole biscuit society injustice!
One place you can buy them from is Callie's Charleston Biscuits! Callie makes her biscuits from scratch and they are delicious!
Butter up and enjoy!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Get Ready for Hunger Action Month - September 2008!
America's Second Harvest and its 205 member food banks will host events across the United States that directly benefit our hunger-relief efforts. From food drives to concerts, volunteer outings to advocacy work, there’s something everyone can do. You can check out the link below to see what events will be going on in your area!http://www.secondharvest.org/how_to_help/hungeractionmonth/index.html
~About America's Second Harvest~
Food provides the foundation for success and growth in life. America’s Second Harvest Network provides food assistance to 25 million people each year, including nearly nine million children. Through the power of our Network of emergency food providers, every dollar you donate provides 16 meals, and the hope of a brighter and more fulfilling tomorrow.
This charity gives many options for us to help. You can simply donate money that will go to buying food or donate food. There are as many different ways to volunteer, as there are individuals and communities across this country.
You can help out in your local community through activities such as:
-tutoring kids at your local Kids Cafe
-repackaging donated food for use at food pantries
-transporting food to charitable agencies
-clerical work at the National Office
Its simple - get involved today - and get your family and friends involved. Search for volunteer opportunities in your local community .
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Save a few trees by using cloth napkins and do your part by lessening landfill waste with reusable utensils. Both can be ported back home the same way they found their way to school — within a lunch box or reusable sack.
And finally, pack your food and drink in reusable containers. Just think of all the money you'd save per child per school year if you packed just two snacks and a drink in reusable containers.
If lunch sacks made from organic cotton or recycled plastic soda bottles are more your children's bag, reusablebags.org offers a cool selection too — some even come with nontoxic reusable freezer packs.
Annie's Bunny Grahams: These sweet treats give mainstream graham crackers a run for their money. Made with organic wheat flour and no hydrogenated oils, they're also a great choice for those with milk allergies as they're dairy-free. My kids love these and they are an alternative to graham crackers.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Often we spend hours planning the perfect menu, cooking, decorating and getting our home ready for our guests, but how often do we think about what we're serving our food on?
Of course, you may have considered how many plates you'll need, but have you really thought about what they'll look like??
I never really thought about it until a couple of years ago I went to a friend's wedding in upstate New York. She kept telling me the reception was going to be extremely causual, and in fact, they had cleaned out their old barn and were going to host the reception there!
An old barn? What????? I couldn't imagine that after having an elegant ceremony in the Cornell chapel, they were having everyone come back to their old barn for a reception! But they did! And what I saw when I entered that barn took my breath away (and not because of any leftover animal smells!)
She had decorated the barn with chandeliers and oriental carpets! There was silver trays and candleabras! It was exquisite!
What really caught my attention, however, was the massive (and I mean massive!) collection of shabby chic china that had been in her family for years! While they each had a different pattern, each had a delicate pattern and unique charm - and collectively, they made quite a presentation!!
She chose a shabby chic look because it fit with the theme of the barn, and it lent a simple yet sophisticated flair to her event!
Since her wedding, I have begun collecting my own set of shabby chic plates, cups and saucers. I scour antique shops and flea markets for these little gems! I have toile, floral, patterned and polka dots! I use them every chance I get!
I have also found some great sites that you may want to visit if you're looking for the perfect dish! Some are china, melamine and paper:
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Two Hearts for Hope was started in January 2008 by two women, Kim and Stacy, who traveled to Kazakhstan in 2007 to adopt their own children. Going through the adoption process from April to June 2007 made Kim and Stacy aware of the environment that these orphans reside in. Less than perfect conditions with not enough supplies plague these orphanages and make these children’s lives very hard. After seeing these conditions first-hand and how many children are still awaiting adoption in Kazakhstan, Kim and Stacy decided to create Two Hearts for Hope. The organization intends to make Kazak orphans lives better while they wait for a caring family to adopt them. Every month Two Hearts for Hope takes donations for items ranging from shoes and socks, to hygiene products, to toys. These donations are boxed up and carried to Kazakhstan by other families looking to adopt a child. While there, the boxes are dropped off to various orphanages for the children. The supplies enrich the lives of these orphans and help to add joy and hope to them as they wait to be adopted. Kim and Stacy started this organization all on their own and it has grown immensely to help make 1,000s of Kazak orphans lives better. Two Hearts for Hope continues to accept donations for Kazak orphans and is currently planning a trip to Kazakhstan to personally deliver these presents to the orphans.
If you would like to learn more about Two Hearts For Hope visit http://www.twoheartsforhope.blogspot.com/.
Not only have they created a fantastic organization to help these children, they are nominated by Michelle Reed, a fellow Kaz mom and board member for an Adoption Award handed out by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). Each year, Members of Congress are given the opportunity to select individuals, families or organizations from their home state, who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of children in need of permanent, loving homes. Each Congressperson chooses one individual or organization to honor. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri has chosen to honor US because of our dedication to adoption and positive child welfare practices. We will be traveling to Washington DC in September to received our award on the White House lawn and to attend the tenth annual Angels in Adoption gala. This event boasts more Congressional participation than any child welfare event in the nation, with 193 members of Congress participating and more than 850 guests in attendance at the gala last year.
I hope by reading this, I have inspired just 1 person to go do something that will make a difference in someone's life.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
In order to ensure that everyone has a great time, the hostess is required to flit from one guest to another like some social butterfly. “How’s everything here? Good? That’s great!” Then on to the next guest. This routine is inevitable, and I assure you the hostess loves it, but that’s only because she’s already sure the majority of her work has been completed.
Parties are anything but easy. Ask any hostess. First of all, she must decide who to invite–without offending anyone. In other words, if she can’t invite all of her clients from work, it’s best not to invite any. That way no feelings will be hurt when Client Number One runs into Client Number Two and mentions the great party you threw. The result: immediate hurt on Client Number Two’s part, and hard-feelings for life. Avoid this scene by grouping. Office people, clients, family, friends. But, remember no one will be upset if you cross list a good friend or family member.
Secondly, send invites or schedule evites, but remember to call everyone on the list at least one week prior to the actual party and personally invite them, again. This is the single best way to eliminate hurt feelings when an invitation is lost in the mail.
Food choices are optional, but food is a necessity. Choose wisely. If you have a guest who is allergic to shellfish try not to use any seafood. Don’t be the party everyone remembers because of the ambulance that crashed through the gates in the wee hours of the morning. The same goes for other allergies. Of course, no one can catch everything. For example, a food dye allergy is more complicated than it sounds. Many items have dye in them. In that case, ask the guest what types of dishes he/she can consume and make sure at least two dishes are present.
It’s generally not acceptable to ask guests to bring a dish–except close friends and relatives–but most guests will volunteer. If they volunteer, never say no. It’s rude. They want to help, let them. If they have a dish in mind, don’t say no unless someone else is already bringing that particular dish. If it’s something you wanted to make, bow out and let your guest bring a dish to pass. It’ll make them feel special.
If you do not want children in attendance, don’t give the go ahead to anyone. Sally and Joe will be taken aback if they show up childless and find that Susie and Stanley brought theirs. Don’t play favorites. Again, there is always an exception to the rule. Your sister is from out of town, staying with you, and her child becomes ill. Naturally she would bring the child home from the sitters, any parent would do the same.
Keep pets locked up. If kitty is an indoor cat, don’t give him the opportunity to wander out when a guest doesn’t shut the door quickly enough. Put kitty in a kennel or back bedroom until after the party. It could save a lot of worry in the long run. The same with Fido. Not everyone loves dogs. If Fido is running from one guest to the next, jumping up on their lap and barking like a burglar has just entered your home, lock him in the basement, tie him up by a dog house, or secure him in the kennel. Admiring him from a distance is the best policy. Also, you never know when Fido might become too excited and bite someone accidentally...keep your guests safety in mind.
Decorate with candles and white lights and music that matches your crowd. If you’re using a jukebox for music, play music from the Nifty-Fifties through the 70s. If it’s a stereo and an older crowd you might opt for slower waltzes and easy listening music. If it’s a band, go for whatever they can play. If you hire a DJ, order all kinds of music and let your guests set the mood.
Dress should be at your discretion. If you want black tie only, don’t be afraid to say so. If it’s casual, tell them. It’s your party.
Finally, as we mentioned before, a hostess would never allow her guests to drink and then drive. If your guests have had too much to drink, take their car keys and put them up for the night. You’ll all sleep more soundly knowing everyone’s safe.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Here are a few changes you can make~
School Bag~ Avoid backpacks made of nylon or new plastics, especially PVC (vinyl), and look instead for bags made from recycled materials or natural materials. Check out http://www.ebags.com/ and http://www.bratscacks.com/index.html for some great styles!
Notebooks~ Kids can help reduce the burden on trees by using recycled paper made from post-consumer waste, the market for which prevents used paper from going into the landfill. The higher the recycled content the better. And encourage kiddies to use up an entire notebook before moving on to the next one!
OfficeMax, Office Depot, and Staples all offer notebooks made from recycled paper. The Green Office is another source for notebooks made from 100 percent post-consumer waste. EcoJot creates stylin' notebooks from 100 percent post-consumer waste and vegetable-based dyes.
Printer Paper~ Unless your student is turning in her resume, kids should use printer and copy paper made with recycled content. The big office stores have various recycled content options from different brands. Green Earth Office Supply offers a Tree Friendly Recycled Paper sampler, which includes "tree-free" paper, made out of materials such as hemp and recycled maps.
Refillable Pens~ are a great choice since only the ink needs to be replaced, but you can find disposable pens made of recycled materials.
These Wheely pens and Woody ballpoint pens do double duty - they're made from recycled rubber, plastic, and wood, and they're refillable. The Green Office also offers nontoxic disposable pens, or you might go for straight recycled plastic disposables from Green Earth Office Supply. Big brand Pilot has gotten in on the act with their BeGreen line of pens, made from recycled materials. Mechanical pencils are a good choice as well, since they can be reused, but tree-free pencils are an eco-friendly option.
Odd and Ends~ When filling a desk with various supplies, remember that there is probably a greener option. Does your little genius like to stick reminders and study aids around the computer screen? Make 'em recycled Post-Its! You can easily find recycled scissors and push pins, biodegradable corn rulers, and paper clips made from recycled steel.
Just remember that there are alternatives to most everything you will buy and more earth friendly. Take look around and you will see. :)
Stay tuned....Next week will help with packing your kids lunches!
Please share your ideas if you've changed some of your school products! Let us know where you bought it too
Monday, August 4, 2008
Ever feel as if your daughter rejects more food than she actually eats? Tired of watching your son move food around his plate in an intricate vegetable shuffle? If your children suffer from picky-eater syndrome, here are eight ways to help broaden their culinary horizons.
3. Serve as a role model. Let your children see you enjoy a wide variety of foods. Even if you don’t push them to try it, they will see that sauteed broccoli or sweet potato fries can be delicious. Scheduling family meals helps kids watch the adults in their family enjoying lots of different types of foods.
4. Try foods in different forms. Your daughter turns her nose up at potassium-rich bananas? Try a chilled fruit soup or a smoothie milkshake with bananas and yogurt. Often, foods that aren’t so appealing in their natural state can take on a whole new appeal when "repackaged" to suit kids’ tastes.
6. Use dinner as a special family-focus time. Think of dinner as an opportunity for quality time rather than a chance to focus on the food your selective son eats. This way, there is less pressure on him to please you and more on sharing the details of his day.
Friday, August 1, 2008
What's For Supper Ya'll?
8 ounces dried cavatappi, fusilli, rotini, ditaloni, or other short pasta tubes
1 15- to 19-ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
12 ounces cooked chicken, shredded
1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley sprigs (optional - I usually skip it)
Olive oil (optional - but I recommend at least a little for moisture)
1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine 3/4 cup of the beans and the chicken broth. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Place bean puree in pan used for cooking the pasta; bring to boiling. Return pasta to pan.
3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook garlic in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook for 1 minute. Add the remaining beans, shredded chicken, snipped parsley, pepper and salt. Heat through.
4. Add the tomato mixture to hot pasta; toss to cost. Top with parsley sprigs and additional olive oil. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Posted by Stacy Nelson, Easy Dinner Recipes.blogspot.com