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Kona Left Hand Nat Gloss Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Guitar K1EL

K1E Series Left Handed Natural Gloss Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Guitar is the amp ready version of the #1 selling guitar in its class, the K1, with a few subtle upgrades added on. Simple and sturdy, this model has proven to be a work horse and

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Occasionally people need to find an opportunity to loosen up and unwind. The ancient Greeks understood this, and that is why they regularly staged elaborate plays. People could gather together and revel in the spectacle. Often the crowds would swell to such enormous sizes that the audience had a difficult time clearly seeing the actors. Therefore, the actors began to wear elaborate masks that heavily emphasized the emotions that they wished to portray. Once the mask was placed upon the performer, the performer ceased to be him or herself and transformed into someone else entirely. Masks provide their wearer with a sense of anonymity. There is a freedom that comes with wearing a mask. People act in ways that they might not act otherwise.

The key is in finding the right place to don a mask. Every year there is a series of Carnival celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana known as Mardi Gras that precede the Christian season of Lent. This year, it will last from January 1st until February 10th. There are gigantic floats, skillfully designed doubloons, highly trained flambeau carriers, delicious king cakes with toy baby’s inside, and a vast assortment of masks. The concept behind wearing masks at Mardi Gras is that by wearing a mask, the wearer is celebrating a last hoorah prior to having to begin fasting for Lent.

Making a Mardi Gras mask is fairly simple. Take a piece of colored construction paper. The traditional colors of Mardi Gras are gold, green, and purple. Gold symbolizes power, green symbolizes faith, and purple symbolizes justice. Cut out a large figure 8 that is roughly the width of your head. Be creative with the figure 8. You can cut round edges, sharp edges, or you can cut designs into it. Make two eyeholes. Find a twelve-inch long dowel. Decorate the mask with fabric, faux jewelry, foil, glitter, paint, ribbons, and sequins. Feel free to go wild. Paint the dowel an attractive color. Glue the dowel to one side of the mask and you will have a hand made Mardi Gras mask. Go out and enjoy yourself.

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Do you enjoy making and eating the best hamburger recipe you can find? If you love making and eating different types of burger patties, you might want to learn how to make brown sugar burger patties for your next BBQ adventure. They are easy to make and only take a few ingredients to prepare.

Serve them with different types of delicious toppings of fresh vegetables and various flavors of condiments. This recipe will make enough to serve 8 people one burger patty. If you need more than 8 patties just increase the amount of the ingredients you use by doubling them to make servings for 16 individuals. The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy yourself and your family while enjoying the pleasure of dinning with one another.

Recipe for Brown Sugar Burger Patties

What You Need

  • 1 pound ground beef or hamburger
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 bottle honey or maple BBQ sauce
  • 1 package shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package hickory smoked or maple cured bacon strips
  • 8 hamburger buns

 

How to Make It

Using a large mixing bowl you will add the ground beef or hamburger and the brown sugar. Mix well to combine thoroughly while using your hands to gently fold the brown sugar into the meat. Add the honey and mix thoroughly until well combined. Separate this mixture evenly into 8 portions. Shape these portions into balls while using your hands. Gently pat the ball so meat out into large burger patties. Make sure to make the center of the burger patties just a little thinner than the outside edges of the burgers. Doing so helps to reduce shrinkage of the meat while cooking the patties.

You can prepare these delicious brown sugar burger patties by grilling them along with anything else you plan to serve at a BBQ. You can also fry them onto of the stove while using a skillet or heavy saucepan. Then again you can cook them by using an electric press fryer grill. Just cook thoroughly on one side and then cook thoroughly on the other side.

Cook the bacon by frying it until it is brown and crispy. Set aside until needed.

After cooking or grilling your burger patties, you can begin building the burgers. Begin by adding any condiments you would like on your burger by spreading them on the insides of the hamburger buns. After adding any condiments you like, add the brown sugar burger and then sprinkle with shredded cheese. Crisscross two pieces of cooked bacon on top of each burger patty. You can also break the cooked crispy bacon up into smaller pieces to add to the burgers if you like. Cover with some BBQ sauce. Add any other toppings you might like to include such as tomatoes, lettuce, mushrooms or pickles and onions. After adding all the toppings and condiments you would like to eat, top the burger with the other side of the bun to create a complete burger.

You can make these delicious brown sugar burger patties the next time you make your favorite grilled burgers. If you are searching for the very best hamburger recipe, you need to visit us on our website today, we have many to share with you.

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Maxam Wood Handle Stainless Steel MultiTool SKWMT

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24 Pack Junior Jukebox Music In Jewel Case

Totebook Junior Jukebox Children of all ages are sure to enjoy these fun stories. Great features and incredible value in one KID-FRIENDLY PACKAGE! Read-Along CD Storybook Features colorful characters hilariously brought to life by animated storytellers! BONUS Computer Features Play the CD in your computer to enjoy the Read-Along Story, Interactive Coloring Book and Junior Jukebox Audio Player! Windows XP/98/Me/ compatible.

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GE 911 Emergency Flashing Light Switch

When you dial 911 for emergency assistance every second counts. Often precious minutes are wasted trying to locate the correct house. The Emergency Light Switch insurers that your house will be found as quickly as possible. You simply replace the standar

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Trijicon Acog 3x30 Amber Chevron .308 Flattop Rifle Scope - TRTA33-9

Trijicon Acog 3×30 Amber Chevron .308 Flattop Rifle Scope – TRTA33-9 The new 3x30mm model is designed for law enforcement and military applications- where the combination of ample magnification, low light capability and long eye relief make the TA33 the Trijicon ACOG of choice. The TA33-9 3×30 ACOG Scope features Dual Illumination Amber Chevron .308 Ballistic Reticle. Manufacturer Trijicon Model ACOG Type Rifle Scope Power 3X Objective 30 Reticle Amber Chevron .308 Flattop Finish/Color Matte

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Trijicon Accupoint 3-9x40 Red Triangle Reticle Rifle Scope - TRTR20R

Trijicon Accupoint 3-9×40 Red Triangle Reticle Rifle Scope – TRTR20R   The newest innovation in riflescopes, the Trijicon AccuPoint features a post reticle with an illuminated triangle at the tip. This unique design allows for super-quick target acquisition in any light conditions. The scope is illuminated through the use of fiber optics and tritium, providing a vivid aiming point without the need for failure-prone batteries. The AccuPoint is also waterproof to ten feet. Magnification 3-9 Objective Size 40 Bullet Drop Compensator No Length (in) 12.40 Weight (oz) 13.40 Illumination source Fiber Optics & Tritium Reticle Pattern Triangle Reticle Color Red

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Simmons ProSport 20-60x60mm Black Spotting Scope - SM841101

Simmons ProSport 20-60x60mm Black Spotting Scope – SM841101 Designed for the price conscious sports enthusiast, the Simmons’ ProSport Series of spotting scopes is possibly the best value in the market today. Featuring optical performance that is equal to, or better than any competitor’s product line at this price point. The ProSport series also offers the protection of waterproof and armored construction as well as a hard-shell case

Beef Roulades
1-1/2 pounds round steak, 1/2 inch thick
4 slices bacon
3/4 cup diced celery
3/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced green pepper
1 can or jar (10 oz.) beef gravy

Cut steak into 4 serving pieces. Place bacon slice on each piece of meat. Mix celery, onion and green pepper; place about 1/2 cup of mixture on each piece of meat. Roll up meat; secure ends with wooden sticks. Place in crock-pot. Pour gravy evenly over steaks to thoroughly moisten. Cover and cook on low setting for 8-10 hours. Skim off fat before serving.

Tried this recipe. We loved it!
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Source: Nancy Carol Elder

Diamond Plate Motorcycle Helmet-to-Helmet Intercom Set GFINTCM

Diamond Plate Motorcycle Helmet-to-Helmet Intercom Set  GFINTCM Now you can communicate without shouting.  The Diamond Plate Motorcycle Intercom set allows you to communicate with your rider or driver and lets you listen to an MP3 player, too. Includes 2 headsets and multi-purpose input terminal that can be hooked up to headsets and MP3 player simultaneously. Requires 2 AAA batteries.

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ZEISS CONQUEST 3.5-10X44 RAPID Z 800 MATTE BLACK - ZS5214209972

Exceptional quality and value – ZEISS CONQUEST 3.5-10X44 RAPID Z 800 MATTE BLACK – ZS5214209972 ZEISS CONQUEST 3.5-10X44 RAPID Z 800 Zeiss Conquest Rifle Scope 3.5-10X 44 Rapid Z 800 Matte Manufacturer’s Part # 5214209972 Finish/Color: Matte Manufacturer: Zeiss Model: Conquest Objective: 44 Power: 3.5-10X Reticle: Rapid Z 800

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Diamond Plate 2 piece Leather Motorcycle Mask & Skull Cap Set GFSKLMSK

Diamond Plate 2 piece Solid Genuine Leather Motorcycle Mask and Skull Cap Set   The perfect combination to help keep your head face & neck warm during cool weather activities such as motorcycling snowmobiling and snow skiing.   One size fits most.

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OpSwiss 25-125x80 High Resolution Zoom Binoculars SPOP12580

OpSwiss 25-125×80 High Resolution Zoom Binoculars This is one of the most powerful binoculars money can buy. Features large objective lens for increased light transmission, ultra quick zoom, grooved inserts for maximum gripping power, center wheel focus, lens cloth, soft rubber eye cups, neck strap, tripod attachment and soft-sided carrying case with adjustable strap. Barrels measure 11-3/8".   Limited 50 year warranty. Gift boxed.

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Keychain Voice Changer - Smallest Battery Operated Voice Changer

Attach this voice changer to your key chain and you can change your voice whenever you want because you will always have it with you. This is the smallest voice changer in the world. It measures less than 2-1/2 inches tall and less than 1-1/2 inches wide! Whether you using your phone at home or your cell phone or a pay phone no one will be able to recognize your voice. Simply place it over the phones mouthpiece and adjust the setting and speak normally. Extreme settings sound hilarious and are great for practical jokes. Mid-range settings make anyones voice sound deep and masculine. Great for fooling your friends or to protect women and children when home alone. Simple to operate. Battery included.

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MyWeigh SM500BK Portable Scale 500G Black

MyWeigh SM500BK Portable Scale 500G Black Features: 500 gram portable digital scale 7 weigh modes Large 5.75" x 5.75" genuine stainless steel platform automatic Shut-Off after 3 minutes ensures long battery life Tare feature for subtracting the container’s weight LCD with backlight for easy viewing and more

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Chocolate Spoons
 

For the chocoholic a nice gift is homemade fudge, truffles or a fudge sauce to be used for ice cream packed with a basket of gourmet hot cocoa mixes and a pretty mug.

~Chocolate Spoons~

20 heavy duty plastic spoons
4 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate baking bar, chopped
2 Tbsp whipping cream
1 Tbsp favorite liqueur
4-6 ounces vanilla flavored candy coating, melted (optional).

Combine the chocolate baking bar, whipping cream and liqueur in a 1 cup glass measuring cup. Microwave on medium 50% power for 1 minute stirring at 30 seconds until melted and desired consistency. Dip spoons in the melted chocolate so that the bowl of the spoon is completely covered. Allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; chill for at least 15 minutes in the freezer to allow the chocolate to set. Drizzle the spoons with the melted white chocolate if desiresd to decorate. Wrap in plastic wrap and tie each with a bow. To use, place the spoon into coffee until chocolate is melted. Makes 20 spoons.

Sawdust Clay

2/3 parts fine sawdust (any kind except redwood)
1/3 part flour
Water
Large bowl or bucket
Wooden spoon
Few people have used this type of clay, but after I tried it, I loved it!  It’s very inexpensive, and the results can be quite impressive.  When dried in the sun, sawdust clay becomes very hard and can be sanded with sandpaper before it’s painted.  Children of all ages can use it, clean up is easy, and one bucket of sawdust will keep you busy a long time.

To mix the clay, use a large bowl or bucket.  Mix 2/3 parts of sawdust and 1/3 part of flour together.  Pour in water and mix until it reaches a stiff but “squishy” consistency.  Add more flour if it is too crumbly.  The clay needs some kneading before the gluten in the flour becomes elastic, holding the sawdust together.  Work it in your hands or on a table top covered with newspapers.  Play with the clay a little until it becomes easy to shape.

This clay has a thick heavy texture, and the best type of projects seem to be “Indian” type pottery pieces.  Take large balls of clay.  Push your thumbs together into the center, shaping the sides as you go for bowls and other containers.  Sawdust clay can also be rolled flat and cut into shapes with cookie cutters.  Poke a hole in each cut-out with a drinking straw.  When dry, string with yarn to make simple wall decorations or Christmas tree ornaments.

This clay air-dries very hard.  It should be placed directly in the sun, if possible.  When dry, you can sand it or not, depending upon what you like.  Use tempera or acrylic paints to decorate the finished objects.  To give your pieces a glossy coating, spray with acrylic clear finish or paint with acrylic floor wax.

From the book Kids Create, Art & Craft Experiences for 3 to 9 Year Olds by Laurie Carlson

Jewelry making craft projects typically involve using jewelry supplies to make all sorts of items – some wearable, some useable, and some decorative. It’s a fun way to use up bits and pieces of leftover supplies, or to mix other craft forms with jewelry techniques. If you’re having a creativity block, have some fun using your supplies in a totally different kind of project.

Kids love jewelry making craft projects too. You can set out an assortment of beads, findings, colored art wire, ribbon, glue, and a few other odds and ends – and a group of creative children can happily entertain themselves for a couple of hours.

You can also make and sell kits for specific projects, and include photos of a few suggested ways to create the project using the supplies in the kit package. Jewelry making craft kits are popular gifts, and can sell well if you hit on currently cool projects and colors.

Jewelry Making Craft Ideas

Here are a few idea starters for projects you can experiment with. Many of these items make wonderful gifts, especially if you personalize the design for the person you give it to.

* Home decor – try using your jewelry supplies to embellish vases, create wall hangings, craft a bookmark, or make a wind chime.

* Baby gifts – make a dream-catcher to hang over baby’s crib, or a sun-catcher to sparkle in the window.

* Clothing – use rhinestones or faux pearls to decorate a T-shirt, a pair of jeans, or a jacket. Make a belt buckle fancier with your jewelry making craft supplies.

* Handbags – embellish a cigar box into a purse with jeweled clasp, or crochet a beaded evening bag, or decorate a tote bag with beaded fringe and photo-charms of grandchildren.

* Shoes – make pretty shoe clips from wire and other items. Or add beads to the ends of tennis shoe laces.

* Gift packaging – use jewelry supplies to decorate a gift bag or create package ornaments.

* Holiday ornaments – design seasonal decorations small enough to hang on a tree, or large enough to hang on a door. Or give ordinary ornaments a makeover with jewelry making craft supplies.

* Party favors – make wine glass charms or coffee mug markers.

* Small gifts for anyone – create zipper pulls, cell phone charms, ceiling fan pulls, and key chains.

What Can You Use for Jewelry Making Craft Supplies?

In addition to your regular jewelry supplies and tools, here are some examples of other great crafty items to have on hand for your projects:

* A variety of glues.

* Fabric paint.

* Spray paint.

* Sharpie markers – wide tip and fine tip.

* Craft knife and cutting mat.

* Mod Podge.

* Bits and pieces of interesting paper and ephemera.

* Used postage stamps.

* Sponge brushes.

* Small paint brushes.

* Scrapbooking paper.

* Embossing powders.

* Ribbon, string, raffia, embroidery floss.

* Rubber stamps and ink.

After enjoying a few sessions of jewelry making craft projects, don’t be surprised to find yourself crossing over into using craft materials in your jewelry designs. It opens up a whole new universe of addictive supplies and tools to collect!

Discover how to make earrings in crafty new ways, plus more ideas and inspirations for making jewelry, on Rena Klingenberg’s Making Jewelry Now website.

Hohner Ariette Folk Cajun Accordion in Natural Brown

Hohner Ariette Folk/Cajun Accordion in Natural Brown The Hohner 3002 Ariette Accordion gets that Cajun sound and is an appropriate instrument for many folk music styles. The Ariette has a traditional design with 4 treble stops. It’s sturdy and attractively finished in natural wood. Includes a 40-page accordion instruction book, shoulder strap, and carrying case. Features: Key of C 10 treble keys 2 bass/chord buttons 4 sets of treble reeds 5.5 lbs. 6" deep by 11" high Cajun sound Traditional design 4 treble stops Includes 40-page instruction book, shoulder strap, and carrying case Natural Brown finish

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Weaver Classic 2.5-8X28 Matte Black Handgun Scope - WV849429

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Kona Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar in Tobacco Sunburst K41

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Looking for a healthy meal option guaranteed to impress even the most fussy eaters? If so then I have an answer for you and it can be made in about 30 minutes. It’s my recipe for glazed pork loin Asian Salad. 

What you will need: 

  • Pork loin (unflavored, fat trimmed)
  • Field green mix
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • 2 small oranges
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Chili powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Hot sauce (Tapatio or Tabasco)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • White wine vinegar

 

Start out with a large cast iron pan on medium heat. If you don’t have cast iron use a non stick skillet. You need to mix the cumin, cinnamon, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper together and rub the pork loin to cover. Sear the pork loin on all sides to get a nice caramelized surface on the meat. 

Remove from heat and set aside. When cooled, mix the brown sugar, minced garlic and some hot sauce and cover the top of the pork loin on a cookie sheet. Place in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. While cooking the pork, mince the cabbage, wash the field greens and julienne the carrots. In a bowl whisk the vinegar and some lime/lemon/orange juice with some of the olive oil until a nice vinaigrette is ready. Segment the other orange and add with the greens, cabbage and carrots.

Remove the pork from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes and then cut on a bias. Toss dressing with the salad mixture and top with thin cut pork and enjoy. This recipe is low in fat and full of flavor. The sugar glaze on the pork ensures that everyone will love your meal!

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It is uncertain as to when the celebration of Mardi Gras first originated. Mardi Gras is celebrated in many of the Southern States in the United States. New Orleans is the most popular spot for Mardi Gras and most know celebration destination. Mardi Gras is the French word for Fat Tuesday. The celebration includes parades, balls, music, and most of all food. You do not have to attend Mardi Gras in order to taste some of the wonderful Cajun dishes that are served. You simply can make them at home and have your own Mardi Gras celebration.

Main Dishes:

CHICKEN FRICASSEE

Ingredients

1 hen, about 4 pounds, cut into serving pieces

Salt and cayenne

2/3 cups vegetable oil

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups chopped onions

1 cup chopped bell peppers

4 to 5 cups warm water or chicken broth

2 bay leaves

1/4 cup chopped parsley

3 tablespoons chopped green onions

Steps

Season the chicken pieces generously with salt and cayenne. Set aside. In a large black iron or stainless steel pot, make a roux by combining the oil and flour over medium heat. Stir constantly for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until it is dark brown. Add the onions and bell peppers. Cook, stirring often, for about five minutes, or until they are soft. Add the chicken pieces and stir to coat well with the roux mixture. Cook for about five minutes. Slowly add the water or broth. Add the bay leaves. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about two hours, or until the chicken is tender. Adjust seasonings. Remove the bay leaves. Add the parsley and green onions and serve immediately. Serves about 8.

Cajun Alligator Etouffee Recipe

2 onions, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 stalks celery, chopped

1 can tomatoes

1 pound alligator meat, cut in thin strips

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1/2 cup green onions, chopped

1/4 cup parsley, minced

Salt

Cayenne pepper

Black pepper

Sauté onions, garlic and celery in butter until soft. Add tomatoes and simmer for twenty minutes in covered iron pot.

Add alligator meat and let cook over low heat until tender, about 1 hour. If gravy is too thick, add a little hot water. Serve over rice.

Craw Fish Fettuccine I

6 tablespoons butter

1 large onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

3 stalks celery, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 pound peeled craw fish tails

1 (8 ounce) package processed cheese food

1 cup half-and-half cream

2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

1 pound dry fettuccine pasta

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic in butter until onions are tender. Stir in flour, and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in craw fish. Cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring often. Stir in the processed cheese, half-and-half, Cajun seasonings, and cayenne pepper. Cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish. Stir noodles into craw fish mixture; pour into prepared dish, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Snacks:

Black Bean Salsa

1 can 15 oz. black beans, drained

1-1/2 cups canned corn, drained

2 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1/2 cup red onions, diced

1 to 2 jalapenos, diced

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup olive oil

1/3 cup fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients together. Allow to sit in refrigerator a few hours before serving. Makes a wonderful dish for chips or topping for enchiladas or burritos.

Cajun Crab Crisp

12 English muffins

1/2 cup butter

5 oz Old English cheese (jar)

1-1/2 tsp mayonnaise

1/2 tsp garlic salt

2 tsp Konriko seasoning

1 tsp Tabasco

1-1/2 lb white crab meat

Melt butter and mix all ingredients together and spread on split and quartered English muffins. Bake at 350F in oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until toasted and golden brown.

Craw fish Cornbread Muffins

1 med onion, minced

1/4 lb butter

1 clove garlic, minced

1 lb craw fish tails

8 green onions, minced

One 16 oz Jalapeno Mexican cornbread mix

Salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder to taste.

Saute onion in butter until tender. Add garlic, craw fish tails, and seasonings. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes. Add green onions. Cook for five minutes. Prepare cornbread mix according to the directions on the package. Add craw fish mixture, stir well. Spoon into greased mini muffin tins. Bake at 350F for ten minutes.

Let’s not forget the recipes for when you get thirsty from all that delicious food.

Drinks:

Festivity Punch

5 lb of sugar

3-1/2 qt of water

2 tbs citric acid diluted in 1 pint of water

Four 46 oz cans pineapple juice

Four 46 oz cans orange juice

Two 46 oz cans grapefruit juice

Make a syrup of sugar and 3-1/2 qt of water letting boil about 2 hours. To this add citric acid which has been diluted in 1 pint of water, To this base add pineapple juice, orange juice and grapefruit juice.

Let mixture sit in crock with big piece of ice several hours before serving. Cherries are optional.

Makes One hundred 6 oz glasses

White Wine Sangria

1/2 gallon white wine

5 cups Sprite

1/4 cup simple syrup

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup brandy

1 whole apple, banana, orange, sliced

Mix all ingredients together. Add sliced fruits. Chill and serve.

Preparation time: 40 minutes. Total Time: 2 hours.

Basic nutritional information:

Each serving contains about 685 calories, or which 500 are from fat. Cholesterol content is 420 mg. Sodium is 1683 mg. Total carbohydrates are about 38 g. These numbers will vary based on the number of servings you make and the types of ingredients you use.

Ingredients:

12 bell peppers (all one color or you can mix it up)

1 lb ground beef

1 medium sized onion, finely chopped

1 lb sauerkraut

6 tbs extra virgin olive oil

3 tbs tomato paste

1 tb granulated sugar

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

1 bunch dill, finely chopped

1/2 lb feta, small cubes

7oz crème fraiche

4 large eggs, beaten

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to: 400F/200C

If you have a gas oven: set the oven on 6

2. Cut the top off the bell peppers and set aside. You can use peppers that are all the same color, or you can mix your colors. This depends on personal style and desired presentation effects. Now remove the seeds and hollow out your peppers. Wash them out and set them aside to dry.

3. Brown the ground beef in a pan. If you are not using a nonstick pan, add a couple tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to the pan to prevent sticking. Rinse the ground beef thoroughly, drain and set aside.

4. Sauté the onion in two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil until they become clear and tender. Add in the sauerkraut and tomato paste. Stir well. Add in the granulated sugar and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally.

5. Add the browned ground beef to your mixture. Stir in well and continue simmering for additional 4-5 minutes to allow the flavors time to mingle and settle.

6. Add dill, feta and three tablespoons crème fraiche to the sauerkraut mixture. Stir well and continue to allow simmering. This is the filling for your peppers.

7. Lightly grease a casserole dish, or you can spray it with nonstick cooking spray. If you choose to use nonstick cooking spray, try to stay away from butter flavored varieties.

8. Spoon the filling into the peppers and set them inside the greased casserole dish.

9. Mix the eggs with the remaining crème fraiche, add a few drops of water and season with the hot paprika, salt and pepper to taste. Pour this over the tops of the stuffed peppers.

10. Place the tops of the peppers back onto their respective bottoms and cover the entire dish with a lid or foil. Seal the edges well and place the dish in the oven.

11. Bake the peppers for 40 minutes.

12. Remove the dish from the oven. Remove the lid, or foil, and lightly brush the tops of the peppers with the remaining extra virgin olive oil.

13. Place the dish back in the oven without the lid, or foil. Turn the oven off and allow the peppers to sit in the oven for another 10 minutes.

14. Serve immediately. If you like you can serve them whole with the lids placed beside them on the plate, or you can cut the in half and lay the halves next to each other. This is also according to you presentation style.

Ideas for a side dish:

Stuffed peppers are generally served as a one dish meal. However, if you are wondering what to prepare to serve with them, here are some ideas. You can prepare a nice rice pilaf, or potato pancakes.

I have also heard of some people preparing a corn or carrot dish to compliment the peppers. This is, again, entirely up to you and your presentation style. Of course, remember that if you add sides, you must remember to adjust your preparation time before your completed meal will be ready to enjoy.

I hope you enjoyed my recipe. For more stuffed peppers recipes and cooking tips, visit stuffed bell peppers.

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