Thursday, October 16, 2014
The other day I saw this recipe and just had to make them. Ingredients: potatoes, salt, pepper and olive oil.
They were so good! It took about 30 minutes to bake so that they were crunchy on the outside. I used a potato ricer instead of a grater. This recipe is a keeper!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
A couple years ago my daughter and I made a bet with our husbands about something I cannot even remember and the prize for us, if we won, was a trip to the Spam Museum in southern Minnesota. Why there? I have no idea but it sounded good at the time, some wacky tourist attraction and to get-away for a bit.
Well, we won the bet, but the men have not paid up yet and earlier in the summer I picked up a brochure as a reminder and then had put it away in a box and forgot about it. Last week, as I was going through some boxes, I saw the brochure and for some odd reason, I found myself craving fried spam. I could almost taste it. I do not know why because the last time I ate it was nasty and I mean NASTY!
This got me thinking of the power of advertising. How often do we want the foods we see advertised? I do not have television service so I do not get to see many commercials and since that brochure was able to create a desire in me, I can only imagine how much influence those 30-60 seconds can have on some people.
Companies spend a lot of money on advertising so it must be effective. I am amazed at the power of suggestion that brochure had on me. And, just to let you know, I did not go out and buy a can of Spam.
Oh, and by the way, in case you are wondering, $$$$ (or lack of) is the reason we have not received our trip yet. And the bet was made in fun.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
It has been a while since my last blog, I was without internet service for a while. It is amazing how much time can pass on the web. Web is the correct term, it lures you in and then gets a hold on you so you cannot escape.
I went to our hunting property with our oldest grandson. We had a blast doing not much of anything. We played the tourist and went to a few places, but most of the things we do are closed for the season. It was just Grandma and Grandpa time for the little 5 year old, just him (no sister or cousin).
He and I did a sit-up contest and I am a bit sore this morning. But, hey I won!
Friday, September 26, 2014
I was read a blog, Forks and Beans, and was learning about the different substitutions to make for vegan baking. Great guide, very informative for what to use for dairy, egg and gluten-free flours. When I came to the guide for the sugar alternatives comment section, someone mentioned this product, Just like Sugar.
"Just Like Sugar® is a 100% natural sweetener made from only the purest of ingredients. Just Like Sugar® mimics the attributes of regular cane or beet sugar in every way without any of the negatives from sugars on the market today.
Unlike other natural sweetener products in markets today, which have a characteristic intense sweet and bitter licorice after taste, Just Like Sugar® has a proprietary formulation which tastes clean, smooth and sweet. It does not leave an after taste. “You need to try it to believe it!”
Just Like Sugar® comprises a perfect blend of Chicory Root, Calcium, and all Natural Flavors from the peel of the Orange.
It does not contain any soy, yeast, animal derivatives, No “MSG”, No L-Glutamic Acid, No D-Glutamic Acid, No Aspartic Acid or preservatives; it is not fermentable and will not promote tooth decay.
Just Like Sugar® is a natural alternative to harmful artificial sweeteners and will change the way you believe all natural sweetener products taste." [end quote]
This seems like a dream come true, has anyone tried this?
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