Paula Deen’s Turtle Pizza

January 31, 2009 at 4:12 am (Recipes From The Mystic Realm) (, , , , , , , )

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1   (12-ounce) package caramel candies, unwrapped
4   (10-inch) flour tortillas (use the largest you can find)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup toasted pecans

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut tortillas into 8 wedges, each. Bake the tortilla wedges for 8 minutes, or until a light golden brown (If you try to cut the baked tortilla, it will break and crack).

Combine caramels and condensed milk in a microwave-safe glass dish. Melt in a double boiler or microwave on high for 1 minute, stir, and microwave again for 1 minute. Stir again. When caramels are melted, stir mixture until it is smooth.

Spread it evenly on the tortilla wedges. Melt chocolate. Stir until smooth. Spread the chocolate layer over the caramel layer. Sprinkle the nuts evenly over the chocolate.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: 32 wedges

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Show: Paula’s Party

Episode: Childhood Food Grows Up

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January 27, 2009 at 9:33 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken

January 27, 2009 at 9:26 pm (Recipes From The Mystic Realm)

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 pkt. Ranch salad dressing mix

12 slices of bacon

Sprinkle chicken with dressing mix (I used almost the whole packet, there was just a little left).  Wrap bacon around chicken and secure with toothpicks.  Place in baking dish.  Bake at 375 for 30 min.  Turn on broiler and broil for 4-5 minutes until bacon is crisp.

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Lime Sauced Chicken

January 27, 2009 at 7:18 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

 

Lime-Sauced Chicken

 

This dish is simple to make and the sauce is wonderful. 

Estimated Times

Preparation Time 5 mins.

Cooking Time 12 mins.

 

INGREDIENTS

 

Nonstick cooking spray   

4  (about 1 1/4 pounds total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves   

3/4  cup Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® All Natural 100% Juice   

   Juice from 1 lime   

2  teaspoons cornstarch   

1  teaspoon MAGGI Reduced Sodium Chicken Flavor Instant Bouillon  

 

DIRECTIONS

 

SPRAY large, nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Cook chicken, turning once, for 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink in center. Remove from skillet; keep warm.

 

COMBINE Juicy Juice, lime juice, cornstarch and bouillon in small bowl. Add to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until thick. Spoon sauce over chicken to serve.

 

Serving Size: 4

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How to Feel the Human Aura with your Hands

January 26, 2009 at 1:00 am (Mystical Things) (, , , , )

The Aura is an electromagnetic energy field that surrounds us. I used
to laugh at that idea. How could anybody believe something so
ridiculous? Simple! Using the correct technique the aura is easily
visible. I urge you to try this one. It will only take five minutes but
could very well change your life by opening you up to a whole new
dimension.

Preparation
Find a partner who wants to try this with you. Only one of you will
be able to feel the aura at a time so take turns. While doing this
make sure you can see a clock or watch with a second hand. Assuming
you are the one going to try it first here’s what to do. The pictures
correspond to the steps.

Join your hands in a praying position at chest height.
Have your partner place their hands over yours so as to keep your
hands together. For a period of at least one minute but not more than
90 seconds try to pull your hands apart while your partner applies
pressure to stop you. Make sure to put effort into pulling your hands
apart. This will hurt your arms but it’s immediately worth it.
When the time us up have your partner completely remove their hands
from yours and step back from you. Move your hands to just above
waist height and hold them parallel six to nine inches apart. Hold
this position.

What you will feel
You will feel like you are holding magnets in the palms of your hands
and that they are repelling each other. Ever so gently, moving just a
fraction of an inch at a time, move your hands closer together and
then further apart. Don’t let them get any closer than two inches.
While moving them together try to detect the point of strongest
pressure where your hands are repelling each other. Stop the movement
at this point and then gently move your hands further apart and then
back to this point. The pressure will increase as you ‘collect’ the
energy with your hands. This point of maximum pressure marks one
layer of the aura.

Now move your hands to just over hip distance apart. Let the energy
build up between your hands so you can feel it again. Now gently
bring your hands closer again remembering to keep them parallel. You
will feel another layer of the aura at a distance from between 24
inches to 14 inches. The distance varies from person to person. Once
you detect this point collect the energy again by gently moving your
hands further apart and then back to that point.

If you have difficulty
The most important step is where you try to pull your hands apart
while your partner stops you. This gets the blood and energy flowing
down your arms. To increase the flow push apart with your fingers as
well as your hands. If it doesn’t hurt you are not doing it hard
enough. If you cannot feel it let your partner take a turn. When they
feel it they can help describe to you how to feel it more easily.

How to improve your new ability
After resting for a while stand up and hold your hands as in step 3
above. Just allow the energy to build up and you will begin to feel
it within one minute. You’ll be glad to know that you never need to
doe steps 1 and 2 again. Repeat this the next day. You will now
always be able to feel the aura by just holding your hands parallel
and letting the energy build up. It’s that simple.

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Bloggers Anonymous Network

January 26, 2009 at 12:53 am (Blogs n Blogging)

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Peanut Butter Fudge

January 25, 2009 at 8:14 am (Recipes From The Mystic Realm)

2 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups miniature marshmallows

Butter one 9×9 inch pan and set aside.
In a 3 quart saucepan, combine white sugar, brown sugar, milk, and butter. Cook to soft ball stage, 234 degrees F (112 degrees C). Remove from heat.
Stir in peanut butter, vanilla and marshmallows; continue stirring until marshmallows are melted. Pour into prepared pan and cool. Cut into squares and serve.

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Join Watkins & Get $$ Back

January 25, 2009 at 8:05 am (Monthly Specials)

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If you have ever considered joining my Watkins team NOW is definitely the time to do so. There are lots of special bonuses available thru the end of January and you will want to take advantage of them.

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2. Please remember the Watkins membership kit ($39.95) is just catalogs and ordering information — no products (the renewal on a Watkins Associate membership is $30 each year so the initial cost is just $9.95 more)

3. Bonus #1 — To get the $10 GC from Watkins you must order $50 retail products OR add one of the upgrades when you purchase your membership kit.

4. Bonus #2 — To get an additional $10 GC from my upline manager just order $100 retail in products OR add one of the upgrades when you purchase your membership kit

5. Bonus #3 — To get an additional $25 GC from my upline manager order the Watkinize Your Home upgrade before the end of January. This does not have to be done at the time you enroll.

6. Bonus #4 — My upline Bronze Manager is also offering a $10 GC if you contact Watkins and add the catalog subscription ($12) during January –this does not have to be at the time you enroll. This gives you one highlight catalog sent to you each month with the monthly sales information to keep you and your customers up to date.

This is a great opportunity for you to become part of a growing company with over 140 years of offering great products to families in Canada and the US.

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Gemstones Throughout The House

January 25, 2009 at 7:47 am (Mystical Things)

The Kitchen

Kitchen windowsills are one of the best places to display your

stones. Clear stones aren’t really recommended for a kitchen, since

grease from cooking can muck them up pretty quick.

The best gem to have in the kitchen is salt. Keep a jar of sea salt

on display. It is a reminder of life, symbolizing purity,

cleanliness, and human worth. Green stones are also a nice sight in

the kitchen, and add a comforting atmosphere. Hang a piece of

watermelon tourmaline in the window to add colour when the sun

shines through. Other nice stones are moss agate and serpentine, as

well as pink stones such as rose quartz.

The Dining Room

Once again, the crystal mobile makes an appearance. Hanging one over

the dining table can help to circulate energy around the table.

Decorating with gemstones is dependent on the occasion. Rose red and

turquoise are good colours for a romantic setting, hematite and

serpentine are good for an informal lunch, tiger’s eye and citrine

are excellent for a business lunch. Each combination of stones adds

to the atmosphere of the meal. Keep a dish of crystals in the centre

of the table. Non-porous stones in a dish of water is a nice touch.

My suggestion is to take a deep glass bowl, stick a bunch of

translucent and transparent crystals in the bottom, fill with water

and add some floating candles. For a more romantic setting, you

could also float rose or jasmine petals in the water. Opal is a

beautiful stone to display at the dining table. It is wonderful to

look at, and adds richness to the setting.

The Bedroom

Gemstones and crystals can create a wonderful atmosphere in a room,

no matter what mood you’re looking for. You can opt for beautiful

colour and shape, or you can choose your stones based on

functionality. Keeping a display of gems on your bedside table that

promote sleep is one suggestion. These include such stones as

hematite, to aid in deep sleep, moss agate to ward off nightmares,

or amber to help you wake up in the morning.

To create an atmosphere of intimacy, keep darker purples, reds, and

blacks on display. Stones such as lapis lazuli, obsidian, sardonyx,

or amethyst. Spheres and egg shapes are ideal, since they symbolize

fertility and femininity.

Kids’ Bedrooms

A lot of kids are fascinated by stones. My 1-year old cousin learned

how to say “stone” because of my collection. There’s different

theories on buying stones for children. Some say you should buy

uncut, natural stones, so they learn to appreciate their natural

beauty. Unfortunately this doesn’t let them touch the stones and

physically experience them. I say a healthy mix of polished and

natural is good. You can keep the natural ones on display on a high

shelf, and let them play with good, solid, polished stones, like

onyx or quartz – stones that will hold their shape when bumped

together, or thrown down the stairs. Anyway, we’re talking about

decoration here, not childrens’ aesthetic pleasure in stones.

Naturally, you’d want to use pink stones for girls’ rooms and blue

stones for boys’ rooms. Ever wondered why? In feng shui, yin is

feminine – cool, dark, submissive, and receptive, which is

represented by the colour blue. Yang is male – hot, bright,

dominant, and active, represented by red. We use pink to warm the

cool energies of girls, and blue to cool the hot energies of boys.

Of course, you can always substitute oranges or purples for pinks

and blues. Gems like rose quartz and ruby for the pinks and reds,

blue howlite and lapis lazuli for the blues, amethysts for the

purples and citrines for the oranges would be beautiful displayed on

a shelf. I also suggest keeping a dish of reachable polished stones

for children to play with and enjoy.

The Bathroom

This is a private place of calm relaxation and fun. Not only can

stones in the bathroom be for display, but they can be functional

too. Keeping a few pumice stones around not only adds texture, but

they’re also healing, and they really take off those dead skin

cells. When decorating the bathroom, be sure to use stones that

won’t be affected by the steam and water. Rock crystal is ideal, as

it won’t be dulled by the heat and moisture. If you want more colour

and interest, you could display smaller gemstones in a water-tight

jar, perhaps mixed with some seashells. Another suggestion that also

adds atmosphere is to put waterproof stones in the bottom of a wide-

mouthed jar or bowl, and put some floating candles on top. Even bath

salts in a jar could count as gemstones, in a way. A lovely display

in the bathroom would be a shelf of bath oils, salts, and large

stones like rock crystals, perhaps with a few brightly coloured

candles. Let your imagination run wild – after all, it’s the most

relaxing room in the house next to the bedroom.

At any rate, let the world see your gemstone collection. Create a

mood in your house, and fill it with the energies of the gifts of

the earth. Even something as simple as the specks of rainbow from a

lead crystal prism adds its own simple beauty and comfort to a

room. Above all, don’t be afraid to be creative and imaginative.

~author unknown

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