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Maxam Police Fire and EMS Liner Lock Knife SKRESQ

Maxam Police, Fire and EMS Liner Lock Knife Features blunt tip serrated blade, orange anodized aluminum handle with Police, Fire and EMS emblems, built-in seat belt cutter, glass breaker, thumbstud, and clip. Measures 4-3/4" closed, 7-3/4" open. Limited lifetime warranty.

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Chef's Secret 16 piece Red Aluminum Cookware Set KTAL16

Chef’s Secret 16 piece Red Aluminum Cookware Set Features clear vented lids, heavy gauge aluminum for fast and easy heating and riveted handles. Limited lifetime warranty on pans only (non-stick finish not included). Gift boxed. Set Contents 1qt Saucepan with Glass Lid 5.5qt Pot with Glass Lid 8" Fry Pan 10" Fry Pan 1.5qt Saucepan with Glass Lid 2qt Saucepan with Glass Lid Pasta Fork Slotted Spoon Solid Spoon Slotted Spatula Slotted Strainer Ladle

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Bushnell PowerView 10x50mm Binoculars Porro Prism BS131056

Bushnell PowerView 10x50mm Binoculars Power View Prism BS131056   Power View Binoculars feature multi-coated optics for superior light transmission, non-slip rubber armor absorbs shock while providing a firm grip and a new contempory style.   L

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Biederlack Alison Blue Child's Cuddlewrap - Robe Blanket for kids B1745

It’s a pint-sized cuddlewrap just for kids! You and your child can sit by the fire on those cold nights wrapped snuggly in a beautiful, soft Biederlack Cuddle Wrap. Biederlack presents its children’s cuddlewrap collection, complementing the adult version. Alison Blue Cuddlewrap B1745 85% Acrylic 15% Polyester. Size: 45 x 40 inches Easy Care: machine wash gentle cycle, cold water tumble dry low heat.

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Kona Microphone Stand with Weighted Base MSQR

Kona Microphone Stand with weighted base Great stand that features a quick release one-handed operation. Features: Weighted base Quick release Black Easy one-hand operation

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The Step Workout System Exercise & Fitness with Cathe Friedrich Video - F1004

The Step Exercise & Fitness Workout System with Cathe Friedrich Video -F1004   Non-Slip Surface On Platform That Supports Up To 200 lbs.   Stepping Surface: 11 in. x 25 in.   Adjusts from 4 in. to 6 in. to 8 in. Includes 53 min.   All-Step Video Featuring The Premiere Step Aerobic Instructor Cathe Friedrich

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Dutch Oven Bread

1/2 cup warm water
3 package dry yeast
1/2 cup [scant] sugar
8 cups all- purpose flour
1 Tablespoon salt
2 & 1/2 to 3 cups warm water

In a small bowl let yeast dissolve in the half cup warm water. Then stir in sugar till dissolved. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes till mixture becomes bubbly.

In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Gradually add the 2 & 1/2 cups warm water, also the dissolved yeast stirring until dough becomes stiff. Place dough ball in a grease bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let rise to double in bulk. Punch down and fashion into a round loaf. Place in a thoroughly grease Dutch oven [10 inches in diameter and 3 inch deep] Grease lid and fit snugly. let dough rise until it touches top of lid. Bake in 350 degrees. Note bake in a [preheated] oven for one hour. Remove lid and bake 10 minutes more to brown crust. Turn out onto rack to cool
Source: Jeannie & Joe Vaillancourt

Simmons 8-Point 3-9x50 Matte Truplex Rifle Scope - SM510519

Simmons 8-Point 3-9×50 Matte Truplex Rifle Scope – SM510519 The Simmons Blazer

20 Pack Of High Achiever Software

High Achiever Learning Series for grades 9-12 Covers Mathematics, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, U.S. History & Government, Composition, Spelling, Grammar, Vocabulary, Biology, Checmistry, and Physics.

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Tasco Pronghorn 3-9x32 Riflescope - TAPH39X32D

Tasco Pronghorn 3-9×32 Riflescope – TAPH39X32D Tasco Pronghorn 3-9x32mm 30/30 Matte Riflescope PH39X32D belongs to well-known Tasco Pronghorn Riflescopes series. Tasco Pronghorn 3-9x 32mm Rifle Scopes PH 39X32D – An excellent, all-around scope for centerfire rifle hunting. Feature a 30/30 reticle, matte finish. With a 10% larger field of view than standard scopes, the Tasco Pronghorn riflescope delivers quite an eyeful. Its magenta multi-coating increases light transmission for bright, clear images and its fogproof, shockproof, waterproof construction is designed to make this investment last a long, long time. Manufacturer Tasco Model Pronghorn Type Rifle Scope Power 3-9X Objective 32 Reticle 30/30 Finish/Color Matte Size 1"

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All Weather Compact Mini Umbrella GFUMLT

All Weather Mini Umbrella Rainy days are no longer an inconvenience. This 21" super mini umbrella folds up to a compact 9" x 1-3/4" x 1-1/4" to carry in your purse. The unichrome ribs plastic handle and self tips combine to make this a sturdy and functional accessory. Comes in a clear plastic PVC case.

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Embassy BCATT Solid Genuine Leather Attache Case BCATT

Embassy Solid Genuine Leather Attache Case. Features roomy interior saddle bag closure and multiple pockets. Under the flap is a large pocket for file folders or books and 2 smaller pockets. Also features removable adjustable shoulder strap. Measures 15" x 11" x 43/4" deep.

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Konus Konushot 3-12x40 30/30 Matte Black Rifle Scope - KON7235

Konus Konushot-3 3-12×40 Rifle Scope 30/30 7235 is ideal for marksmanship and hunting. This model of Konushot 3 Riflescope 7235 has a great luminosity and a wide field of vision as well as other Konus Rifle Scopes. Konushot 3-12×40 Rifle Scope 30/30 7235 by Konus is ideal for mobile targets and in conditions of poor light (sunrise and sunset). Konus Rifle Scope-7235 was designed to make a complete, economic range of quality product. Manufacturer Konus Model Konushot Type Rifle Scope Power 3-12X Objective 40 Reticle 30/30 Finish/Color Matte Size 1"

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Maxam Liner Lock Knife with Leymar Handle Clip and Thumbstud SKNFFL

Maxam Liner Lock Knife with Leymar Handle, Clip, and Thumbstud SKNFFL   Features Leymar handle, clip and thumbstud. Measures 4-1/2" closed and 7-9/16" open. Limited lifetime warranty. Gift boxed.

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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
1/2 package linguine (8 oz)
1 cup fresh or frozen broccoli flowerets
2 tbsp butter
1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cubed
1 can (10-3/4 oz) cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp pepper

Cook linguine according to package directions. Add broccoli for last 4 min of cooking time. Drain.

Heat butter in skillet. Add chicken and cook until browned, stirring often. Add soup, milk, cheese, pepper and linguine mixture and heat through. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese. Serves 4. Prep/Cook: 20 min
Source: Unknown

Crafts help kids to grow, developing their imagination along the way. It is important that you design successful arts and crafts projects which keep your children interested from start to finish.

How to Measure the Success of a Project:

  1. Are your kids having fun? (If your kids are not having fun or becoming bored very easily, then you may need to look for another project that might keep them interested.)
  2. Are your kids learning something new? (What better way to develop a growing mind than to make something they have never created before).
  3. Are your kids able to complete the art project with minimal assistance? (This does not apply to young toddlers. Your arts and crafts projects should be designed with the child’s age in mind.)
  4. Are your projects bringing your family closer together? (One of the reasons why we like to create arts and crafts projects with our kids is to bring us closer together. If your child seems to be inattentive or frustrated, it is better to take a mini break and come back to the project at a later time. Inattentiveness and frustration will not bring us closer together.)
  5. Are your kids successfully using their imaginations to bring uniqueness to the project? (Allowing your child to develop their own talents will keep them happier and make your job much easier. Example- Allowing your children to use their own colors and designs in the project.)

Make Chex School Fuel Recipe

3/4 cup packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons margarine or butter
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4 cups Corn Chex® cereal
4 cups Rice Chex® cereal
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. Microwave brown sugar, margarine and corn syrup in large microwavable bowl uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until margarine is melted. Stir in baking soda until dissolved. Stir in cereals. Microwave on High 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread on cookie sheet. Cool 10 minutes; break into bite-size pieces. Microwave chocolate chips in small microwavable bowl on High 1 minute 30 seconds or until chocolate can be stirred smooth (bowl will be hot). Drizzle chocolate over snack. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store in airtight container. 8 cups snack.
Source: Chex

Chef's Secret 15 piece 9 Element Stainless Steel Cookware Set KT915

This high quality cookware set has been demonstrated on National TV many times. The set features extra heavy gauge stainless steel, a steam control valve to make healthy waterless cooking easy and 9-element construction to spread the heat quickly and evenly. Limited lifetime warranty. Set Contents 1.7qt Covered Saucepan 2.5qt Covered Saucepan 3.2qt Covered Saucepan 7.5qt Covered Roaster Skillet Dome Cover Covered Mixing Bowl which also Works as a Double Boiler, Steamer Rack, Deep Fry Basket and Handle Features Extra Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Steam Control Valve 9-Element Construction Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Kona Volt Electric Guitar & Case - shark tooth inlays KEV4

Kona Volt Electric Guitar with Case features shark tooth inlays The all new Kona Volt Electric Guitar series really rocks! Beautifully designed in three great colors, this rosewood guitar features shark tooth inlays. Features:

Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x40 Duplex Gloss Rifle Scope - LP66125

The VX-3 is loaded with optical technology: Xtended Twilight Lens System, DiamondCoat 2 lens coating, blackened lens edges, second generation waterproofing, and a twin bias spring erector system. Finger-adjustable, cryogenically treated,

Diet cookie, you say? Can there be such a thing? Absolutely! These scrumptious Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies have no added sugar, reduced fat, and plenty of healthy dietary fiber. They weigh in around 110 calories each, which is a mere trifle when compared with most cookies you can make or purchase. The best part is their taste – the sweet, rich flavors of peanut butter and maple syrup mingle with banana and raisins for a diet cookie you simply can’t beat.

Diet cookies are sometimes made with no eggs, which has the effect of reducing the calories a bit, as well as lowering the cholesterol content. This recipe is egg-free by nature, but there are a number of things you can use in place of eggs in most of your favorite cookie recipes. One very simple way to replace an egg is to combine two tablespoons of water with one tablespoon of oil and two teaspoons of baking powder. Mix them all together well with a whisk before adding to your recipe. Not only do these ingredients work well in place of eggs in most cake and cookie recipes, but they’re absolutely calorie free. Another trick is to use one half of a ripe banana mashed well with half a teaspoon of baking soda to replace an egg. This method doesn’t reduce the calories much, but absolutely reduces the fat and cholesterol in the recipe, and has the effect of adding a little bonus potassium to your baked goods.

Diet Cookie Paradise Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies


1/3 cup peanut butter (use reduced fat and sugar varieties for an even healthier cookie)
2 bananas, ripe
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk or soymilk
2 tablespoons sugar-free maple syrup
2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup flour


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until fairly smooth. Add the peanut butter, milk product, vanilla, and maple syrup and mix well. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.

Drop heaping teaspoons of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 13-16 minutes at 350 degrees, or until the bottoms turn golden brown.

Check out my other diet dessert recipes, or another of my healthy living articles, 5htp benefits for fibromyalgia.

Maxam 6 ounce Stainless Steel Flask with Screw Down Cap KTFLASK6

Maxam 6 ounce Stainless Steel Pocket Flask with Screw Down CapFeatures sleek pocket-size design. Measures 4-3/8" x 3-5/8" x 3/4".Limited lifetime warranty. Gift boxed.

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Make Indian Chicken Soup Recipe
2 quarts chicken broth
1 quart water
1 (12-ounce) can coconut milk
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons lemon grass
2 cups frozen carrot, corn and bean blend
1 ripe tomato, coarsely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine broth, water and coconut milk in a large stockpot and place over medium heat. Add garlic and lemon grass and cook 20 minutes. Add the frozen vegetables, tomato and salt and pepper, and lower heat to low or medium-low and simmer until you achieve the desired taste.

Note: To make this soup a little more hearty, add 1 cup of cooked, cubed chicken, 1 cup long-grain white rice and 1 teaspoon curry. The result will be a thicker soup that can be served as a main course. Makes 6 servings.
Source: Houston Chronicle – Dec. 4, 2001

Navarre 3 Pc Pen Pencil & Letter Opener in Wood and Glass Display Case GFEPS3

Navarre 3 piece Pen, Pencil and Letter Opener in a Wood and Glass Case. Need a great employee gift idea? How about an executive gift? This classy pen set in a beautiful display case will fit any office. Case measures 5-1/4" x 9" x 1-3/4". Limited lifetime warranty. Gift boxed.

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It’s not what most non-Irish people think about when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day fare or even Irish foods in general. But when it comes to Fiberlady’s high fiber menu selection, the classic steaming bowl of oatmeal persists in the hearts and stomachs of those who understand the natural goodness of high fiber foods.

Your Irish ancestors knew the importance of whole grains for their high fiber diet. There are references for the use of oats for human consumption in Ireland as early as 438 A.D.

In August 1999, the FDA endorsed the claim that diets that are abundant in whole grains, like oats, potentially may reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers. The new food pyramid suggests that adults should eat 3 – 4 servings of whole grains a day. That applies to Leprechauns as well.

A study published in the American Journal of Public Health stated that by regularly eating oatmeal people can also help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Blood glucose levels are more stablized after eating oats which is vital for diabetics.

Another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that a daily dose of oatmeal can lower high blood pressure. It appears to be something about the soluble fiber in oatmeal. Another benefit of consuming oats is the lowered risk of heart disease since there is no cholesterol or saturated fats in oats.

Haven’t you felt that very satisfied feeling in your belly after eating a comforting bowl of oatmeal. That feeling lasts a while which naturally keeps you from heading back to the kitchen right away for more food. Fiberlady likes that common sense approach to weight loss.

There is no doubt that the dietary fiber in oats is highly significant to one’s health. They hold many nutrients no matter how they are cooked since they are not refined. Obviously, oats don’t have to be eaten just for breakfast, but go ahead and try the recipe below. There are many high fiber recipes that include oats as a main ingredient for any meal. Just the way Fiberlady intended.

Overnight Peach Oatmeal

6 servings


1 cup steel-cut oats (or Irish oatmeal)

4 cups water

1 cup dried peaches, chopped

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup white grape juice

1 (6-ounce) carton peach or vanilla flavored low-fat yogurt

6 tablespoons English walnut pieces, toasted


Combine oats and 4 cups water in 31/2-to 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting 6 to 8 hours, or until oats are tender and cereal is thick.

Combine peaches, nutmeg and white grape juice in a small saucepan. Cover and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 8 minutes, or until peaches are tender. Uncover and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until liquid is slightly reduced.

To serve, spoon cooked oats into individual serving bowls. Top each with 2 to 3 tablespoons warm peaches and syrup, then a dollop of yogurt. Sprinkle with walnuts.

Per serving: Calories: 214; Total Fat: 6 grams

Fiber: 4 grams

Stephanie Shank aka Fiberlady has studied nutrition for many healthy years which prompted her commitment to a high fiber lifestyle and the development of her informative website High Fiber Health


Omega K-9 MUNDIAL Security And Keyless Entry Alarm System

Omega K-9 MUNDIAL Security And Keyless Entry Alarm System Totally New design! This System Features ATV Automatic Transmitter Verification Only ATV can show the number of transmitters are programmed to your security system. This technology gives you the confidence of knowing that only your transmitters can operate your system. Features:  2 Remote Transmitters  Door Activated Anti-Carjack  Transmitter Activated Anti-Carjack  Panic  Current Sensing  Easy Valet     Starter Kill Relay & Socket  Shock Sensor With Pre-Warming  Selectable Siren or Horn Output (+/-)  Keyless Entry  Auxiliary Entry  18 Programmable Features

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Sara’s Homemade Granola
6 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut (optional)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup canola oil

In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, sunflower seeds, almonds,
walnuts, salt, cinnamon, and coconut. In a small mixing bowl or large
measuring cup, combine the honey and oil. Heat in microwave for 2
minutes. Pour over oat mixture and stir until coated thoroughly.

Spread evenly onto 2 cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 10
minutes. Stir with spatula. Bake 10 minutes more or until golden
brown. Cool. Can add dried fruit (raisins, dates, cranberries, etc.)
after the granola has cooled. Store in air-tight container.
Source: Shingle Hill Bed and Breakfast

How are you planning to use matzo for the first Passover sedar meal other than it simply sitting on a sedar plate? The story of matzo is similar to modern day cooking today. Jews didn’t have time to wait for bread to rise, so they made due with flat bread. Busy people with never-ending Passover duties can easily appreciate an easy Passover matzo recipe that does not involve a lot of preparation.

Most people associate matzo with matzo ball soup or matzo brei or simply just eating matzo during Passover. But matzo, when combined with other perhaps less known ingredients, makes a tasty dish for the seder meal. Here are three recipes using both matzo and matzo meal as a main ingredient.

Matzo Recipe #1: Passover Baked Chicken Breasts

Serves 4

Preparation: 10 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes


* 4 Kosher chicken breasts
* 1 bag Passover matzo meal
* 1 cup Savion chicken sauce with apricots
* 2 tbsp. kosher caramel soup mix, onion-style


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Pour matzo meal in the mixing bowl. Combine chicken sauce and onion soup mix in separate bowl and set aside.
2. Rinse chicken breasts off with running water. Boil them to get rid of the fat consistency. First, dip chicken breast into chicken sauce mixture, coating well, then into the potato chip breading. Place in an oven-safe baking dish.
3. Bake chicken for approximately 30 minutes until golden brown.

Serve! Bon Appetit!

Matzo Recipe #2: Passover Matzo Crusted CodServes 4

Preparation: 20 minutes

Total time 20 minutes


* 4 cod filets
* 1 cup Savion Pancake Mix
* 4 Tbsp. Manischewitz poultry seasoning
* 8 pieces matzo
* 1-1/2 c. water


1. Mix pancake mix with water to create batter. it should be thinner than a pancake batter. Add poultry seasoning and stire well to combine.
2. Break matzo into pieces and place in food processor. Pulse to a panko bread crumb consistency.
3. Dip fish into batter to coat and then into the matzo bread crumbs. Press gently but coat well.
4. Pan fry or deep fry until a wonderfully golden brown. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe #3: Gradmother’s Traditional Matzo Brei

Serves 4

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes


* 8 pieces of matzo
* 1 beaten egg
* oil


Break the matzo into small pieces and mix with the egg mixture. Additionally, you can add some milk to the egg mixture. Heat a skilled pan with oil. Pour the egg matzo meal into the pan. Turn the matzo until it is golden brown. Cut into wedges. Serve with honey or jam. Alternatively, you can add with sour cream or kosher chocolate spread. Watch those calories as matzo brei is addictive and very fattening.

Enjoy! Happy Passover!

Dorit Sasson is a freelance writer, educator and founder and director of the New Teacher Resource Center.

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Universal counterfeiter bill detector   Did you know that there are millions of counterfeit bills in circulation?   Did you know that during tough economic times counterfeitting increases?   This pen allows you to detect counterfeit money before you accept it. Simply mark anywhere on the bill – if it turns yellow the bill is good, if it turns black or brown the bill is a counterfeit.

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