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Casual Outfitters 6 Piece Short Sleeve Flame Twill Shirt Set GFSHIRT5

Casual Outfitters 6 Piece Short Sleeve Flame Twill Shirt Set GFSHIRT5   6 Pc Button-Down Shirt Set includes: 1 medium, 2 large, 2 XL, and 1 2X. 100% polyester. We only sell in complete 6pc sets, shirts not sold individually.

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Many traditional recipes can be converted to a slow cooker recipe by reducing the liquid by 50 percent and increasing the cooking time. As a guideline 1 hour in the oven equals about 6 to 8 hours on LOW in the slow cooker.

I have read a quote which likens a slow cooker to a plug-in 1950s housewife but without the gingham and Tupperware. As a single parent with 3 hungry boys to feed, coming home from a long day at work to a prepared meal sounds like a dream come true!

Crock Pots have certainly gained popularity in recent times and the delicious recipes are healthier and tastier than a fast food alternative. I also love that when you prepare a larger serving there is enough for 2 or more meals. The extras can be used for lunches the next day, reheated the next night or frozen for when you need to have something on the table quickly. It can also be a blessing in the summer months as your kitchen will not be heated up as when you use the oven.

Buying a Crock Pot is like going to a candy store. Obviously size and price are important factors. Consumer organisations like Consumer.org.nz and Choice.com.au often complete reviews on current brands and models giving you some unbiased advice on what to look for when choosing a slow cooker.

There are so many fantastic recipes available. This method of cooking is ideal if you are on a budget as well as many cheaper cuts of meat can be made extremely tender when cooked this way. I recommend preparing the ingredients in the bowl the night before. Just cover the bowl with the lid or cling film and pop in the fridge. In the morning you just set and forget until you get home to the mouth watering aromas.

Ideal ingredients/recipes include lamb shanks, silverside, osso bucco, casseroles, soups, and roasted meats, root vegetables such as carrots, parsnips, potatoes, celeriac, onions, swede, beans and lentils.

Food Safety Hints:

For safety, dried kidney beans should be cooked at boiling point for at least 10 minutes beforehand to destroy toxins that would otherwise survive the lower temperatures of a crock pot.

If there’s a power failure while you’re out and your meal’s cooking, throw it out – it may be unsafe to eat. Don’t reheat leftovers in a slow cooker. Use a microwave, stove top or oven.

Once your food is cooked, and the slow cooker is turned off – don’t leave it in the slow cooker for too long. Food needs to be kept hotter than 60°C (or cooler than 5°C) to avoid harmful bacteria growth.

Melissa Gillespie is a writer living in Brisbane Australia. Melissa writes articles for http://www.foodlovers.co.nz and a range of other clients.

Mirage Student Alto Saxophone Nickel Finish with Case - SX60ANI

Mirage Student Alto Sax with Case – SX60ANI Features: – Nickel finish – 24 Keys – Beautiful, heavy laquered Brass with Nickel Keys – Pearlized buttons – Deluxe Case, soft with Backpack Straps – Mouthpiece, Cap, Polishing Cloth and Strap

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TrijiconAcog 3.5x35 Illuminated Green Donut Reticle Rifle Scope TRTA11-G

Trijicon Acog 3.5×35 Illuminated Green Donut Reticle Rifle Scope – TRTA11-G Favored by competitive Shooters, the Trijicon ACOG TA11 model provides lightning fast target acquisition and superb optical clarity. The donut-shaped ranging reticle will never mask the target and give the shooter pinpoint accuracy out to 800 meters. Daytime illumination is provided by fiber optics and Tritium illuminates the scopes at night. Manufacturer Trijicon Model ACOG Type Rifle Scope Power 3.5X Objective 35 Reticle Green Donut Finish/Color Matte

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Embassy Genuine Leather Passport Cover LULPASS

Embassy Genuine Leather Passport Cover Features genuine leather exterior and extra-durable man-made interior. Space for passport, credit cards and license.

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Sterlingcraft 72 Piece Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Flatware 24 Karat Gold Trim FW72G

Sterlingcraft 72 Piece Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Flatware with 24 Karat Gold Trim. Heavey Gauge Surgical Stainless Steel Flatware with Hostess Set. Includes the following: 12 Dinner Knives 12 Dinner Forks 12 Dinner Spoons 12 Salad Forks 12 Teaspoons 2 Meat Forks 2 Serving Spoons 2 Salad Servers Soup Ladle Gravy Ladle Cake Server Cream Spoon Sugar Spoon Sugar Tongs Heavy-Duty Flatware Briefcase Measuring 18" x 12-3/4" x 3-3/4" Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Kona 35 Watt 2 Channel Guitar Amplifier

35-Watt 2-Channel Guitar Amp with Reverb Features: Distortion button with separate gain and level knobs 3-band EQ Reverb Knob Headphone jack 10" Speaker Line out

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Make Roasted Corn (Camping Recipe)
Required Cooking Utensils
aluminum foil (if cooking over open fire)

Ingredients:
Ears of corn still in the husk (1 or 2 per person)
Butter or margarine
salt/pepper

Preparation :
Soak ears of corn in water for at least 2 hours. When campfire is hot with coals (or briquettes) lay corn (with shucks on) on grill. When cooking over an open fire I wrap each in a layer of tin foil to prevent husk from flaming and lay around base of fire. Turn occasionally (when cooking over coals the husks will turn black) depending on hotness of fire, they should be done in 20 to 30 minutes. Pull back shucks, add oleo and salt and pepper and enjoy! Serves 8 hungry folks or 6 real hungry folks!! Be sure and have plenty of napkins because they are messy! The number of ears depends on the number you are feeding! You will want at least 1 ear per person and maybe 2. These are excellent to have almost done when you put your steaks on the grill. YUMMY!

Note: I would have considered this to be to plain to post on this site except for the number of new campers who seem to have never tried corn cooked over a fire and the fact that this is one food we have never had leftovers of.

Source: Bug Lovers Camping Recipes

Trinity River Mudslide Square Neck Resonator Guitar

Trinity River Mudslide Square Neck Resonator – made to be played as a lap instrument – you’ve seen it used in bluegrass music Features: – Brushed Aluminum Cone – Cast Aluminum Spider support – Nickel Plated Steel resonator cover – Square Neck – Slotted Headstock – Spruce Top – Nato Back & Sides – Packed in a plush lined Tolex hard case

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Mitaki-Japan Black and Silver Dual Powered Calculator - HHCALRS

Mitaki-Japan Black and Silver Dual Powered Calculator Measures 5" x 7-3/8". Batteries included. Gift boxed.

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Make Hair Conditioning Clay – Recipe
 

1/4 cup jojoba oil
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons white clay (kaolin or China clay)
1/2 cup water
Heat together the jojoba and coconut oils until the coconut oil has melted.  This doesn’t take long, perhaps 1 to 2 minutes.  Combine the melted oils with the clay and water, and stir well, then pour into a clean container and label.

To use: Wet hair and pour a small amount into your palm (approximately 1 tablespoon).  Massage thoroughly into your hair and scalp.  Wrap your head with plastic and cover with a towel turban style.  Let the conditioner sit on your hair for 10-15 minutes, then shampoo as usual.  You may have to shampoo twice to remove the conditioner.  If the mixture separates between uses, simply run hot water over the closed container to remelt the coconut oil and shake gently to mix.

From: Natural Beauty for All Seasons by Janice Cox

Maxam 43" Electric Bass Guitar HHELBG

Maxam 43" Black Gloss Electric Bass Guitar HHELBG This 4 string guitar will get you started toward your musical career. With 2 tone controls and a volume control, just add an amp and you are on your way. Comes with an earphone jack, strap buttons, 2 Allen wrenches, and amp cord.

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Simmons ProSport 4-12x50 Matte Truplex Adjustable Objective RifleScope

Simmons ProSport 4-12×50 Matte Truplex Adjustable Objective Rifle Scope – SM510490 The Simmons Master Series ProSports represent the future in riflescopes and shotgun scopes at yesterday’s prices. Featuring Simmons’ patented TrueZero

Kona Quilted Top Double Cutaway Electric Guitar in Sunburst KESS

Kona Quilted Top Double Cutaway Electric Guitar in your choice of Cherry Sunburst KESSCSB or Tobacco Sunburst KESSTSB Features: 2 Single Coils and 1 Humbucker Tremolo Vintage Bridge Tobacco Sunburst Diecast Tuners 5-Way Selector Switch Volume & Tone Control Scale 25.5" Frets 22 Cherry Sunburst finish

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Dummy Dome Camera with LED Light

Now you can deter robbery or theft or vandalism without the high cost of a real security camera. When placed in your home or business even the most sophisticated criminals will think the premises is guarded by a high-tech surveillance system and go in search of an easier target. In fact this is an actual surveillance camera that has been modified into a dummy or fake security camera. This unit can be mounted to the wall or ceiling. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).

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The High-Step Exercise & Fitness Workout with Aerobic Video - F1080

The High-Step

Milk Bath Recipe

1 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tsp cornstarch
A few drops of your favorite EO (Essential Oil)

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and then package.

Shelf life: 2-3 months (But longer if frozen, you might want to add the EO to it when you take it out of the freezer for use).
From “The Natural Beauty and Bath Book” by Casey Kellar

You can make fun and easy Mardi Gras beads for your kids Mardi Gras Celebration with Salt dough. You can make these beads for just about any kid’s celebration too.

You’ll Need:

o 2 cups of plain flour

o 1 cup of salt

o 1 cup of water

o oven

o acrylic paint

o knife

o board

o rolling pin

o paintbrushes

o baking tray

o aluminum foil or wax paper

To start with you’ll need to mix up your salt dough. Pour the two cups of flour into a bowl with one cup of salt and one cup of water. Mix with your hands until the dough is entirely moistened and sticks together. It should be like pizza dough easy to mold without it sticking to your hands. You’ll see the little grains of salt in the dough.

Once the dough is made you can begin making the beads. Take the aluminum foil or wax paper and roll a sheet into a small tube shape so that it looks like a straw. Next roll out a sheet of the dough with the rolling pin until it’s fairly thin. Gently roll a piece of this sheet around the foil tube. Cut with the knife to separate the dough wrapped around the tube from the rest of the dough sheet. Press the cut edge so that it’s sticking to the tube. Next use your knife to cut the dough wrapped around the aluminum tube into small sections about the size of the width of Mardi Gras beads.

When the dough is cooked it should harden enough that you’ll be able to pull each of the sections off the aluminum tube and end up with your Mardi Gras beads with a nice hole through them for stringing. Place the dough wrapped tube into the oven at 212 degrees Fahrenheit for about half an hour. When it’s done and cooled gently pull off the bead sections.

You can now paint them with your acrylic paint in bright colors and string it together.

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Kathy Miller’s Homemade Soap Pages

Cobra Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery BK-70128

Cobra Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery BUILT FOR MULTIPLE RE-CHARGES! Have you ever felt upset when the ‘battery low’ indicator appears just when you needed your 2-way radio to work longer? Well, the Cobra LITHIUM-ION high capacity rechargeable battery pack built for multiple recharges will assure you that this won’t happen. This is the Cobra battery pack for your LI 3900, LI 3950, LI 4900, LI 5600, LI 6000, LI 6050, LI 6500 or LI 6700 2-way radios. Get hours of steady work with the Cobra LIITHIUM-ION rechargeable battery pack Specifications: Works only with the following Cobra models: COBRA LI 3900, LI 3950, LI 4900, LI 5600, LI 6000, LI 6050, LI 6500 or the LI 6700 Type: LITHIUM-ION Capacity: 650mAh Nominal Voltage: 7.4v Charging Voltage: 8.4v 8 to 10 hours of talk time on each full charge

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Monkey bread is a sweet, and sticky bread made using a simple caramel sauce and store-bought biscuits. It is a classic breakfast, and snack. Kid, adults, everyone loves monkey bread.

Monkey bread is sinfully easy to make. It only requires 5 ingredients, and takes almost no time. If you have never experienced monkey bread, make it today!

Ingredients:

4 cans of regular sized biscuits

1 1/2 sticks of butter

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

3 tbsp cinnamon

To Make the Monkey Bread:

Grease a bunt or tube pan. In a ziploc bag mix together the sugar and cinnamon.

Cut the biscuits into halves and quarters, shake in the cinnamon sugar, and layer in the pan. Continue this process until you have cut up and sugar-coated the biscuits.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.

Melt the butter and brown sugar, boil for a few minutes (or until it starts to darken slightly) then pour over the biscuits.

Bake for 20-30 minutes.

Let the pan cool down for 10-15 minutes before you flip it on to a plate!

The Final Result: Butter and sugar bliss!

The bottom (top when you pull it out of the oven) is chewy and crispy.

But, when you flip it out of the pan it looks even more amazing. The caramel sauce runs down the sides and you can see how it perfectly caramelized the top of the bread.

Next time: I want to layer in some dried cherries and macadamia nuts.

Interested in all things sticky and sweet? Check out more recipes here!

Mushroom Stroganoff

Clean and slice 1 pound mushrooms
clean, trim and cut into 1″ pieces 1 pound green beans
slice 1 or 2 onions
1 teaspoon or more dried sage
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
salt or chicken flavor veggie broth mix to taste
1/2 cup dry white wine or broth >
1/3 ? cup whole wheat flour
2 or 3 cups non fat milk or soy or rice milk
1/2 cup non fat yogurt – optional, leave out for vegan

Put veggies and herbs with wine in large dutch over, cover and steam till tender put flour with 1 cup milk in a jar or plastic container with a lid, shake well

Add 2 cups milk to veggies, bring to a simmer add flour and milk mixture to pot, a little at a time, keep shaking it up, stir and simmer til desired thickness is achieved

Add yogurt and heat, do not boil

(play with the amount of milk and flour, I just add stuff till I am happy with it.)

Serve over eggless noodles, rice, baked or mashed potatoes or….
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Source: Susanna Freeman

Extreme Pak 5 Piece Camouflage Luggage Set - LUCAMSET

Extreme Pak 5 piece Camouflage Luggage Set with Invisible Pattern Camo This 5 piece Camouflage Luggage Set includes: toiletry bag measuring 11-1/4" x 6-1/2" x 4-1/2" backpack measuring 11-3/4" x 17-3/4" x 7" large tote measuring 26" x 14-1/2" x 14" medium duffle measuring 29" x 14" x 14" large duffle measuring 40" x 16-3/4" x 16-3/4"

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Locking Lid Glass Jar Assorted Colors

Locking Lid Glass Jar Assorted Colors. Purchase of 12 lids required.

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Royal Splendor Wrought Iron Animal Print Velvet Pet Bed With Jeweled Crown

Royal Splendor Wrought Iron Animal Print Velvet Pet Bed With Jeweled Crown Brightly bejeweled and lushly outfitted in decadent animal-print velvet, this lavish bed is the "purr-fect" place to pleasingly pamper your four-footed friend!   Cats and smaller dogs alike will delight at the sight of this marvelous piece of fabulous furniture – sized just right to be all their own – no humans allowed! Matte-finish wrought-iron frame is fittingly topped with a jeweled "crown". Metal with fabric bed pad. 25 1/4" x 18" x 27 1/2" high.  

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HOW TO MAKE PORK SAUSAGE 

4 lb lean pork
2 lb pork fat (from the butcher)
3-1/2 tsp salt
6 tsp sage
3 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1-1/2 tsp white sugar
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2/3 cup cold water
1/4 cup hot sauce (or to taste)

Thoroughly chill meat and fat. Using a 1/2 inch cutting blade, run the pork and pork fat separately through the meat grinder and chill again.

Combine all seasonings. Mix the seasonings into the chilled meat and then put through the grinder with a 1/8 inch cutting plate. Mix meat and fat in a bowl and add just enough water to make a soft “dough.” Stuff into casings and take care to avoid air bubbles.

ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE RECIPE

1-1/2 yards large sausage casing
4 lbs lean fresh pork
3 lb pork fat (from the butcher)
3 TBS garlic, minced
2 TBS kosher salt
1 TBS paprika
5 tsp hickory Liquid Smoke
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp ground bay leaf
1/4 tsp sage
1/8 tsp homemade cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/8 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp mace
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp thyme

Soak the sausage casing in cold water for about 1 hour to soften and loosen the salt. (Casings are packaged with LOTS of salt).

After an hour, remove from water and cut into 3 pieces then place the narrow end of sausage stuffer into casing. Place wide end against faucet and run cold water through casing to remove any salt.

Cut the pork and fat into chunks about 1/2″ across and pass once through meat grinder.

In a large bowl, combine the pork & fat with all other ingredients and mix well. (Use a wooden spoon or your clean hands). Cut the casings into 26″ pieces and stuff.

HOW TO STUFF A SAUSAGE:

  • Tie a knot in each casing about 2 inches from end. Put the open end on sausage stuffer and slide to about 1″ from wide end. Push the remainder of casing onto the stuffer until the top touches the knot. (It should look like an accordion)
  • Fit the stuffer onto meat grinder and follow instructions that came with the appliance. Stop filling about 1-1/4 inches from end and take the casing off. Smooth out any bumps with your fingers; be careful not to push the filling out in the process.
  • Tie off the open end of the casing with a piece of string, or tie the casing itself. Repeat this process with remainder of mixture and casings.

 

To cook the andouille sausage, fry in a hot skillet for about 12 minutes on each side until crisp at the edges.

The first one of my venison sausage recipes is this excellent venison bulk sausage recipe. Perfect for breakfast.

BEST VENISON SAUSAGE 

6 lbs venison, ground
2 lbs pork, ground
1/2 cup homemade Tender Quick
1/4 cup homemade brown sugar, packed
3 TBS sage
1 TBS homemade garlic powder
1 TBS homemade onion powder
1 TBS fennel
1 TBS freshly ground black pepper
1 TBS crushed homemade crushed red pepper, or to taste

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Patty out a piece of sausage and fry it. Taste this to be sure it’s seasoned enough. Divide into 1 lb packages and freeze.

This is great fried and served with gravy and biscuits. Yum.

Homemade venison sausage The next one of my homemade venison sausage recipes is this one for Summer Sausage. The taste is outstanding and the texture is perfect. You may also use this recipe for ground beef. Finish this off in a smoker with hickory wood; it really is worth it. You can purchase summer sausage casings at Cabelas.

BEST VENISON SUMMER SAUSAGE RECIPE 

3 lbs venison, ground
3 TBS homemade Tender Quick
1 cup cold water
2 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp homemade garlic powder
1 tsp homemade onion powder
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp Liquid Smoke
2 jalapeno peppers (or to taste), seeded and minced
1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Mix the tender quick, water, mustard seed, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and Liquid Smoke together in a large bowl until the tender quick is dissolved. Add the ground venison, jalapeno peppers and cheese; mix well. Divide in half and roll into logs. Wrap tightly with foil and refrigerate overnight.

PREHEAT oven to 170 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Unwrap the sausage logs and place on the prepared baking pan.

Bake for a few hours or until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees. Cool to room temperature and dab excess oil. Slice and serve.

Do you want to save money? Make homemade spices as shown in these recipes and much more at http://www.misshomemade.com/homemadecondiments.html

Raschell CellesteM
http://www.misshomemade.com