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Learn more about mindmapping as an aid to retaining information no matter what level. Mind maps can be used for education, daily tasks or even as a tool in treating memory loss in Alzheimer's.
Breadbaking is a timeless craft. Learn how to make the most delicious, economical artisan loaf in just minutes for a fraction of the cost!
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Try this unique double bean tortilla pie baked on a cookie sheet. Vary it up according to what you have on hand and taste preferences.
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Unlike organ transplants, bone marrow transplantation means replacing a patient's immune system with someone else's. More and more purposes for BMT are being discovered every day.
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Stopping your dog from engaging in destructive behavior is wisely accomplished by figuring out the root cause of the destructive behavior and then fixing the situation.
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Brandy Snaps are a delicate rolled cookie that can be made several different ways but are delicious no matter how they're made.
Brushing a long-haired dog requires a lot of time and also requires a lot of patience. Here are some tips that will make the job easier for both you and your dog.
Walking two dogs at the same time is not as easy as it looks. However, it doesn't have to be complicated. A lot depends on how you walk them and their individual personalities.
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Autopsy transcription is a specialty not many MTs are exposed to on a regular basis. It is a highly demanding, extremely technical branch of medicine and one that employs a very specific vocabulary.
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The Blue Basin is part of the Sheep Rock Unit, one of 3 parts of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. There are 2 trails within the Blue Basin, both of them spectacular.
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The ultimate in multi-tasking, working while exercising is gaining more popularity all the time. Try a treadmill desk to get healthy and work smarter.
Goody's chocolates and ice cream parlors are synonymous with Central Oregon. Even the small town of Prineville Oregon has a Goody's though this Goody's is very unique.
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Leash pulling is a very natural behavior for most dogs as truly, most do not like being on a leash in the first place. However, you can prevent it with a few easy techniques.
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Leash training a dog is relatively simple and can be accomplished using several different techniques. One thing to consider is the age of the dog or the personality of the dog when leash training.
In view of a recent 140 million dollar settlement against a transcription service because of a critical patient safety error that resulted in the death of a woman, credentialing should be mandatory.
Open since late 2009, Solstice Brewing Company now proudly brews its own beer. Come in for a brew or a delicious meal. Friendly, family oriented atmosphere providing good food and great beer to Prineville, Oregon.
The Oregon Badlands is 1 of 47 Oregon wilderness areas, known for its old growth forest laying claim to juniper trees estimated to be between 1000 and 1600 years old. It's a land of stark beauty and incredible photo ops.
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Tortilla shell salad bowls don't have to be reserved for making taco salads. See what wonderful recipes you can use these shells in no matter how you do your shells, storebought, deep fried, or baked with tortilla...
The Perfect Tortilla Bowl Maker Pans definitely live up to their claims. You can make perfect tortilla salad bowls in a snap and for a small investment in the pans, you can use them over and over again.
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Travel with a dog or dogs can be interesting. However, traveling with malamutes can be an exercise in patience unless you take the time to do it right in some ways.
A light and luscious fruity dessert, apricot souffle is a great ending to any meal. Part of the recipe can be made up to a day ahead and refrigerated.
Carting with dogs is another dog sport that can be enjoyed by many different breed dogs and by all age groups.
Do it yourself crib sheets are a great way to add a personal touch to a baby's nursery. They're quick and easy to make and depending on the fabric you select, a money saving option to boot.
You can make a jumbo or extra large muffin from any muffin recipe out there. You just have to know how to tweak the recipe in terms of baking time and amount you put in the pan. If you don't have a jumbo muffin pan,...
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This recipe for salmon fillet white bean chili is super easy and super nutritious. It has all the flavors we associate with chili but without red meat. Try different white beans like small navy beans or white kidney...
Brussel sprouts on the stalk is a unique way to cook these fabulous cruciferous vegetables which are loaded with good for you ingredients. It's quick, it's easy and more than anything, it's delicious!
Jewish holidays are steeped in tradition and are a part of Israel's culture. Holiday meal ideas for Jewish holidays though are a fabulous way to learn more about the Jewish cuisine and pick up some fabulous recipes...
You can make your own preservative free emollient hand creams quickly and easily at home. Save money and cut out the additives and scents found in many over-the-counter emollient creams and products.
Fort Rock State Park is on the cusp of Eastern Oregon and Central Oregon and another example of the incredible volcanic rock formations the area is famous for. Hiking is one of the many things you can do at this state...
Juniper berries ground in abundance in many parts of the country. They can be used for many different things from cooking to natural remedies. Learn what they are good for and how to dry them at home.
Can wearing a necktie be hazardous to your health? Surprisingly yes! So can wearing scarves or even button up collars--if worn too tightly or if your neck is thicker than most.
Parchment bags are a super easy way to cook en papillote which is a wonderful way to cook anything from chicken to fish to desserts to popcorn. Check out PaperChef parchment bags and this super easy oven fried chicken...
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Osteo Bi-Flex is a nutritional supplement sold over the counter. It is the most highly recommended joint formula by physicians for treatment of joint symptoms. Osteo Bi-Flex together with lifestyle modification can be...
In a tight economy, how much should you pay a pet sitter? It depends on many factors including what kind of pet, age of the pet, what the pet sitter has to do and even how far the pet sitter has to drive to take care...
Cooking in parchment paper isn't a new concept. It's considered by some to be the "best" way to cook fish. The only downside to cooking with parchment paper though is having to cut out shapes and make...
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Having discovered the new PaperChef parchment bags at the local supermarket, I couldn't wait to try out parchment bag salmon. I didn't have white wine so I substituted a dash of tequila. This recipe was a snap and...
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Oatmeal muffins are one of the best muffins because they can be combined with so many other things. For instance, carob or chocolate chips, apples or pears, cinnamon chips and nuts. Try this great buttermilk soaked...
Acute stress response or the fight or flight response has become an integral part of how society gets along these days. Most important is the fact that over time, if there are too many incidents where someone is trying...
Will my pepper plants stay alive at 38 degrees? Most likely not--but the peppers will still be salvageable. Try some of the techniques for keeping very tender plants like peppers warm when the mercury dips below 50...
Tennis balls can be a great way to play with your dog. However, they can also be a hazard to your dog's health in many ways. No dog toy is completely safe and when it comes to dogs and tennis balls there are some ways...
How can you prevent your dog from chasing horses? Train him appropriately. Bad behaviors of antagonizing horses can get a dog killed--stomped on or kicked hard enough to kill him or her. Introduce dogs slowly to...
Drying herbs is an easy way to preserve your garden's harvest year round. It's also a very inexpensive way to get dried herbs for very little cost. I dry my herbs in a dehydrator but there are several methods. See...
Homemade coconut pudding is a snap to make and what's even better is no additives or preservatives are used in it. You can make it as sweet or as not-sweet as you prefer making it an excellent choice for diabetics or...
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Growing organic blueberries is one of the simplest things a gardener can do. They require very little work, are resistant to almost everything but birds, and made a delicious addition to any backyard garden. You can...
Reading glasses whether over the counter readers or prescription readers have specific options. Learn how to pick the best reading glasses for you and reasons for both prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses.
Dog water bowls come in all sizes and shapes. From self-watering refilling systems to raised dog bowls, check out what's out there for your dog's water bowl needs. Also check out the uses for dog booties.
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Dog shade and dog cooling products are excellent ways to help your dog beat the heat. Try dog misting fans or dog pools for added relief from the heat.
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Counter surfing is a bad habit for dogs and a habit that isn't always easy to break. There are several techniques for breaking dogs of counter cruising.
Make your own cooking spray and save money but also save on the additives you're putting into your body. Homemade cooking sprays are cheaper but they're also better for the environment and better for your health. They...
What is barley and how can you cook with it? There are many different kinds of barley and some forms are more nutritious than others.
Ever heard of cooking corn in an ice chest? It works and it is awesome. Try this great recipe for cooler corn and watch the video on how to shuck corn perfectly every time.
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For one of the best aerobic workouts, try deep water running or shallow water jogging.
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EMDR therapy is proving very successful in dealing with many anxiety and panic disorders. Learn how you can self-administer EMDR therapy any time and any place.
A medical transcriptionist will transcribe all kinds of diagnostic data in their lifetime. Learn more about TFTs, LFTs, cardiac enzymes, coagulation panels and cholesterol profiles.
Learn about the components of the urinalysis which is an integral part of the daily lab data an MT must transcribe. Understanding the components and way of notating them will improve the transcriptionist's skill level.
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How to pick the right mat for your photos doesn't have to be painful. Learn great ways to enhance your photos or artwork with the right colored mats.
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Transcriptionists are responsible for huge amounts of diagnostic data. It is critical that the MT of today knows how to correctly transcribe using correct punctuation and grammar such tests as the BMP and the CMP.
Medical transcription grammar is more important than ever today with the use of speech recognition technology. A medical transcriptionist needs to know how to punctuate and note blood work to ensure reduction in...
How to recycle and reuse dog and cat hair. Many crafts can be done with dog and cat fur. Dog and cat fur can also be spun into yarn.
Learn a handy way with little clean up for pounding out chicken breasts.
Learn how to chiffonade cut vegetables and herbs.
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audrey kirchnerHow To Mat a Photograph Matting photos isn't a major task if you take the time to learn the techniques involved. You can save a lot of money, especially if you happen to be trying to get a...
How does EMDR therapy work? What are the basic parts of EMDR treatment and how long does it take?
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Once you have a cold pack burn, you never forget how you got it. Learn how to treat ice burns quickly but learn how to avoid them as well.
Music can have good and bad effects on children. Music can affect mood and emotion.
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Learn how to resolve trust issues in a relationship. Healthy relationships start with a healthy self image. Trusting someone else starts with trusting yourself.
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Learn how to do medical transcription from home. Also learn some facts about MT jobs and how to do transcription.
What are healthy cooking oils? They are oils that retain their properties without breaking down and releasing toxic substances into foods.
Healthy cooking is an art. It's a dedication to better eating but to do that, you must have the right tools. Learn how to stock your pantry for healthy cooking.
Learn how to train Alaskan malamute dogs from puppyhood up to adulthood. Simple logical ways that can be used for a mal of any age.
Learn how to groom an Alaskan Malamute from bathing to tools needed to properly care for this double-coated breed's coat.
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One of the most amazing large birds out there, the Great Blue Heron has always been one of my favorite birds. This photo op happened for me one fall day when a juvenile heron sat atop a telephone pole and gave me a...
Poem about the beauty of fresh snow and what it means in terms of renewal and new starts, new paths to take. Nothing is old or weary when blanketed in fresh snow.
Come share a hike along the newly opened Prineville Oregon IronHorse Trail to Barnes Butte. A little hard to find, it is well worth the effort for a couple of hours spent gazing at beautiful vistas.
Alaskan malamutes are one of the oldest breeds of dogs and one of the most challenging to raise. A dog photo gallery of Alaskan malamutes and their wonderful personalities.
Life's road is comprised of all the different paths we decide to take throughout our lifetime. If we but take a moment to look back, sometimes we can see how the paths led us to where we are today...and where we are...
After a quarter century together, Ben and Kim find that their love has died. Their marriage is at a standstill and both decide on their own to seek love elsewhere. Individually, both desperate for change and wanting to...
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How to get your pet de-skunked pronto. Foolproof ways to get the odor out after your dog or other pet has been sprayed by a skunk.
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Learn how to train Alaskan malamute dogs to pull. This hub shows how to train malamute puppies to pull for scootering, skijoring and more.
SPRAYPAINTING FURNITURE For those of you who know me, you know that I'm frugal to the core. If there's something that I can save or fix, I'll do it every time rather than buy new. The same goes with my outdoor...
POISONOUS TO DOGS As cute as the image is of the dog with the cigarette in its paw, nicotine and dogs adds up to poison with a capital "P". Just as hundreds, if not thousands, of children are seen in the...
PLANT HERBS It's not too late to plant herbs this summer but aside from the bounty of your garden for you and your family, you can also get a jump start on some green (literally) Christmas gifts. I recently...
Learn how to make mini cheesecakes of several different varieties in a step by step method. These are easy to make and so delicious.
Dog advice and common sense. Learn what's wrong with chaining a dog out anywhere or tethering them while out shopping or at home.
EASY DESSERT RECIPES If you're looking for an easy dessert recipe and one that's quick and easy to make, this peach cobbler recipe will fit the bill. You can make this dessert any time of year and it makes a...
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Good nutrition is important all the time but never more crucial than after undergoing chemotherapy. Learn how to eat before and after cancer-fighting therapies.
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Learn to dehydrate foods and save money. Dehydrating foods takes none of the nutrients out and helps you use food at their prime.
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URBAN MUSHING - BIKEJORING, SKIJORING AND DOG SCOOTERING If you're looking for a dog sport you can perform many ways and in many different places, you should check out urban mushing or dryland mushing as it's called...
With the economy the way it is these days, more and more people are starting to jump on board with the idea of entertaining at home. If you weigh the cost of going out to eat against the investment in items for...
How To Make Cloth Napkins Making your own fabric napkins is a great beginners sewing project. It is also a super easy sewing project that can save you money and is environmentally friendly. Think about how many...
GROWING IN CONTAINERS When you think of container gardening (growing plants in containers rather than in the ground), probably what first comes to mind is flower gardening. However, more and more people are...
A great way to grow potatoes in small spaces. Try growing potatoes in containers to save space and grow in an environment that's easy to maintain.
HOW TO TRAIN AN ALASKAN MALAMUTE An Alaskan Malamute can present many challenges in the course of ownership. That is if you don't understand them and how to train them. If you start early with an Alaskan Malamute,...
How to train Alaskan malamute dogs and how to be alpha with youtube videos.
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GNOCCHI PASTA For those of you who haven't experienced the wonderful Italian pasta called gnocchi, stay tuned. I'll tell you about some of my favorite gnocchi recipes and also demonstrate with a step by step guide...
APRIL FOOLS DAY PRANKS It's been quite a few years since I've even thought about April Fools Day pranks. In fact, it has been more than 40 years and counting from my childhood years when I thought it was clever as...
Unknown to many people, their breed of dog is on the dangerous dog breed list. Let's take a look at what dogs are almost always on the list and why.
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BRINGING HOME YOUR MALAMUTE PUPPY We recently acquired another malamute puppy and have had her now for exactly one week. There are many factors to consider when you get a puppy of any breed, but a malamute puppy can...
QUICK AND EASY COMFORT FOOD RECIPES I love recipes that I can throw together in a relatively short period of time. I also like recipes that I feel are more nutritious than the "regular" recipe. ...
SAVING ON MAILING AND SHIPPING COSTS This is a subject I know quite a bit about at the moment. As the holidays wound down this past season, I’m still thinking about the $130 we spent to ship presents...
Making the most out of speech recognition is a science. Learn how to increase productivity and improve your accuracy rate while making ASR work for you.
FUNNY STORIES ABOUT KIDS WITH ADHD If you want to hear a bunch of unbelievable stories about kids with ADHD, give me a few hours of your time. I have only begun to write! Having a child with ADHD is truly one of the...
ERGONOMIC DEVICES FOR MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONISTS AND COMPUTER USERS The job of medical transcriptionist has evolved over the years to become one of the most physically tasking positions you can secure. Why? The...
ERGONOMICS AND MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION Ergonomics and medical transcription should go hand in hand. Often, they do not. Sadly, even with the information available today and the ready availability of ergonomic...
ERGONOMIC TIPS FOR MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONISTS Medical transcription doesn't seem like it would be a physically taxing job but come to discover on a personal level, it truly is! One of the main pitfalls of medical...
HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON FURNITURE With the high cost of living these days, it’s hard to justify buying furniture, much less spending top dollar for it. One important rule of thumb to always remember...
HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON ART AND CRAFT SUPPLIES Let’s face it - sometimes do-it-yourself projects can get pretty expensive. Such is the case when it comes to arts and crafts supplies. How to do something...
HOW TO BRING DOWN ENERGY COSTS WITH WINDOW TREATMENTS There are some great products on the market that can cut your energy bills by a substantial amount just by investing in the proper window treatments. You...
Let's explore the difference between being frugal and being cheap. Which is better, cheap or frugal? And is there really a difference?
Using the envelope plan for budgeting is a great way to never overspend. It's also a great way to figure out how to "juggle" expenses in one category where you perhaps aren't spending as much and use money to...
How to save money when you paint. The cheapest way to redecorate.
Trying to save money this Christmas? Consider making your own Christmas gift baskets. No matter who you're giving them to, you can make a unique basket for anyone.
Budgeting tips for low income families. All families could benefit from these money saving tips.
Save on building your own home starting with saving on construction materials
Budgeting is something you need to learn early in life. It is essential for college students to know how to budget. Here's how to help them figure it out.
How to save money building your own house. Tips and strategies for building your own home.
This is a rather macabre subject, but let’s face it.....having a funeral can be really, really expensive. When I think about my own funeral, I think I might literally turn over in my grave or something if I...
LIVING ON A FIXED INCOME When people retire, one of the most difficult things to adjust to is having less money. Moving from spending "at will" to living on a fixed income can be very frustrating. It...
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There are actually student loans available to senior citizens for any variety of things. It proves you are never too old to be a student.
WHAT TYPES OF LOANS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS? As people move into the "sunset" of their life, it's important to know that if the need arises, you still have viable options when it comes to...
Getting out of credit card debt can seem overwhelming. However, with a few common sense strategies, you can get out of debt with your credit cards. Read how.
Backyard projects like terracing can be intimidating but if you take it step by step, you can save money by doing it yourself.
Save money on heating bills with infrared heaters. They heat the entire house including the walls, ceiling and floors and retain the heat!
When I was a child, it's hard to believe but I was much like I am today....enthusiastic, energetic, always looking for new things to learn, and most importantly, easily distracted because I was always thinking of 5...
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Try this great best recipe for pot roast in a dutch oven. It's delicious and easy.
When I was a kid, as I have confessed before, I had a few problems. That might be putting it mildly to be honest. I resented not being 'perfect' like my younger sister and I really got tired of being blamed for...
Medical transcription working on production can impact your paycheck big time. Learn some great ways to increase your medical transcription productivity and increase your pay.
If you're looking for great diabetic recipes, this recipe for guacamole is literally to die for. Try it and you won't believe how great it tastes!
Now this may really surprise everyone but I am not as graceful as I might appear! It's hard to imagine that I am not the epitome of poetry in motion but as I have confessed many times, in my case, it is more like...
Medical Transcription is a unique occupation. It requires a great deal of mental skill and certainly a firm grasp on the English language. However, it also requires certain equipment that is unique and necessary to...
Learn how to use a photography tool the pros use - a photo light box or a photo light box tent.
Bose music systems are some of the best music systems you will ever find. I can say that with total confidence because I own several Bose music products. One Bose product that is a great addition to anyone's...
For anyone who is a connoisseur of music, to experience music like you've never experienced it before, you simply must indulge yourself and experience Bose music. More specifically, for folks wanting a...
Looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe that pleases everyone and is nutritious as well? Try this great quick and easy dinner recipe for vegetable salmon loaf. I make several variations of salmon loaf and I...
I happened to try Shrimp and Spinach Enchiladas the other day while I was out at lunch and I have to say that they were fabulous! I'd never tried them before and decided to try my hand at making them. If you...
One of my favorite authors is Nicholas Sparks. I own every book that he's ever written and I cherish each and every one. While I do love Sparks' gift of writing, though, I always pick up his newest book with a...
Some of the best burger recipes are those made with cheese. Instead of a traditional cheeseburger, you end up with a burger using different kinds of cheeses when they are put together. The taste can turn an...
Great gifts and gadgets for the photography buff in your life.
As strange as this combination may sound, Pumpkin Sauerkraut Muffins are a famous Eastern European bread concoction. For something even more unique, try Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake. Using sauerkraut keeps the...
Funny stories about amusement park Ferris wheels is yet another chapter in my unusually comedic-prone life. I didn't start out as a person who was height impaired. As a matter of fact, I was famous for my...
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One of the best Puget Sound vacations you can experience is a destination vacation on beautiful San Juan Island located in Washington state.
If you're looking for a vacation destination that will leave you speechless in terms of raw beauty, Depoe Bay on the Oregon Coast is the place you want to be! The entire Oregon Coast is one of the most picturesque...
Going on vacation means going to a place where you can totally relax. Preferably, vacationing means that you have everything you need right there. Some of the best vacations I've ever had are the ones where...
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Find dog friendly winter sports trails in Central Oregon. Take your dogs snowshoeing, skijoring and sledding.
To be honest, I didn't even know what BLM meant until I moved to Prineville 6 years ago. I soon discovered, however, that there was a wonderful federal government office right here under our noses. Prineville is...
The best aquatic fitness centers in Central Oregon have become my new exercise salvation! I wish I had thought of this form of exercise sooner as I would have saved myself a lot of aches and pains. Having...
Check out the best natural and organic grocery stores in Bend/Central Oregon. Nature's Market, Whole Foods and Newport Market have some of the best offerings in the area.
Visit the 10 best kid friendly places in Central Oregon.
Central Oregon is absolutely loaded with great places to eat and having said that, picking the 10 best places to eat in Central Oregon could be done several times over. I chose these 10 places as the best places...
If you like beer and you happen to be traveling through the Central Oregon region, you'll be astounded at how unbelievably rich the area is with places to find beer. Bend, Oregon alone has 7 - yes 7 - world-class...
There are so many great places to eat in Central Oregon that it's hard to pick the "best" of the lot. However, without a doubt these restaurants go above and beyond in terms of service, atmosphere and...
Remarkable Stories: The Endurance - Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Exhibit In Merseyside Maritime Museum
The Endurance - Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Exhibit at the Merseyside Museum is an exhibit that is part of the American Museum of Natural History's traveling exhibits. I personally saw this exhibit in the early...
Looking for a quick and easy recipe that's healthy and made from salmon? Look no further. Try this quick and easy salmon loaf with carrots. You'll make it over and over.
The National Park Blanket Series by Pendleton has a new blanket to add to the list this year - the Yellowstone Park Blanket. The Pendleton National Park Blankets are a collectible series of blankets that honor...
Wondering if that recipe you want to post up on the Internet on your blog is going to be flagged for copyright violation? Here are some easy to follow and succint rules on what is fair use when it comes to published and...
My own personal comedy and funny story about snakes.
For a quick and delectable gourmet dessert, try this recipe for Chocolate Molten Mini Cakes with Liqueur. This recipe is wonderful as is or can be revamped as noted below in many different ways. I originally...
Comedy and funny story about the fish that got away. My favorite funny story about fishing with my uncle.
My daughter recently brought a card game with her when she came to visit and it was so much fun that I decided to share my terrific 'find'! Scrabble Word Play Poker is a great card game for the whole family, but not...
Funny how doing one hub will lead to doing another hub - that is exactly what got me started on this hub! I did my Walnut Waffle hub the other day and on reviewing the video I used of the KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle...
Nachos is a favorite for many people - for dinner or for a snack/appetizer. With this healthy recipe for Pork Tenderloin Nachos, you can eliminate the guilt of making nachos or eating them! This is a recipe that I...
KitchenAid makes 2 different pasta attachments but which one is the best? The Kitchenaid pasta press or the Kitchenaid pasta roller?
How to legally use images on-line. Make sure your images are safe to use in your web content.
Looking for healthy muffin recipes? You can't go wrong with 2 kinds of oatmeal muffins made from scratch.
Tips on the best ways to teach your dog to swim.
One of my favorite funny stories is the pool story - the misadventure I had diving in. Of course I could not stop there and somehow it seems that I have many more funny stories about water. There seems to be some sort...
Baked is always going to be healthier than fried. Try this great recipe for baked, not fried, chicken flautas.
My funny story about diving into a swimming pool as a teenager.
Like egg rolls but want something not fried? Try these super easy and super delicious baked egg rolls.
From early childhood, I have had a love affair with horses. I cannot say why or how it all started but at the ripe old age of 6 or 7, I went into the field behind the duplexes where we were living in California, untied...
Danish cuisine is one of the world cuisines that brings to mind family and friends. The Danes have a philosophy about what food means to them and the contentment they associate with it - it is called hygge . ...
What is ayurvedic cooking? It is India's healing cuisine. Learn how it can change your life literally.
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Eating a vegetarian diet doesn't have to be boring. There are many great recipes out there for those of us who choose to be vegetarian. Even those of us who do not follow a vegetarian diet can benefit from these...
Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a nice, thirst-quenching margarita - unless it's a watermelon margarita! Here are a couple of great recipes along with some gazpacho shooters and how to make melon ice...
I recently found this recipe on fitnessandfreebies.com - it is called Low Calorie Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie. This is a favorite at our house because of its minty flavoring. I have made several ice cream pies over...
There are so many potato salad recipes out there that it is hard to remember which ones are the best or which ones I consider my favorites. However, a few summers ago, I stumbled across this Pennsylvania Dutch Potato...
This is a great snack recipe for watching World Cup Soccer or a championship basketball game! It is also great as a light dinner or for lunch. Greek Pizza actually refers to 2 different things - the most...
HEALTHY RECIPES - HOW TO MAKE LAVASH CRACKERS Lavash crackers are a tremendous snack food as they are healthier than chips. They give you the option of eating something crispy and something you can use for dips...
This is a great version of a fantastically delicious quiche - Spinach Quiche. This is a favorite offering on breakfast and brunch menus and one of my personal favorites. This recipe is from the Everyday Gourmet...
I'm sure you've heard of Huevos Rancheros but have you heard of Huevos Revueltos? If you haven't, you are in for a treat. Huevos Revueltos is another name for Mexican Scrambled Eggs. Here is another quick and easy...
Learn how to use your food processor to do all kinds of cooking. They are not just for blending!
You can turn your slow cooker or crockpot into an oven. You can even bake bread in your crockpot. Find out how to make delicious things other than soups in your slow cooker.
A lot of people ask me how I have time to bake bread and rolls. To be honest, if I had not discovered how to use my mixer to knead the dough for me, I probably would have called it quits. I have a lot of trouble...
How to make an edible strawberry tree. It's quick and easy and it's also gorgeous!
Recipe for making oven-fried french fries. Healthier for you - being healthy doesn't mean you have to go without everything.
A great recipe for cooking salmon or chicken in parchment paper. It makes a simple dinner turn elegant.
Cedar planking is a fantastic culinary technique to use with many things but cedar planked salmon is one of the best things you'll find. Try this great (and easy) recipe for salmon on cedar planks and see if you don't...
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Learn how to thicken sauces and soups several different ways, all natural techniques.
Recipe for cooking brown rice and lentils in the oven.
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Oatmeal is traditionally cooked as the picture to the right depicts. However, there are other ways to cook oatmeal. Today, as part of the culinary basics, I will give you 2 great ideas on how to bake oatmeal. Why...
There are many different ways to cook beans but this particular method totally fascinates me. This is another example of culinary basics and applying different cooking techniques to common food preparation and achieving...
Champagne vinegar is a wonderful vinegar that is made from the same grapes as champagne and pinot meunier. Culinary basics would not be complete without taking a look at this gourmet vinegar that packs a great flavor...
Walnut oil is one of those oils you don't hear much about but it is fantastic. Learn how to use walnut oil in your everyday cooking.
The culinary basics of working with phyllo dough (also spelled fillo dough and filo dough) are simple - most people use phyllo dough for its lovely presentation or they use it in place of another medium. For...
Lavash bread as part of the culinary basics is a very versatile and relatively low fat substitute for many forms of doughs and crusts. For instance, you can use Lavash bread in place of tortillas or wraps. You can...
More and more folks are discovering in their voyage through culinary basics that there are healthier alternatives to some old standards that we have used for years. Case in point - phyllo dough. Also called filo dough...
Learn about the mystery vegetable jicama and the wonderful ways you can incorporate it into your diet. It's good for you and it's delicious.
Culinary basics should include trying out the Mexican fruit called the tomatillo. It is a versatile little fruit that comes from Mexico. It has a variety of uses but is primarily known for being used in salsa verde. ...
Hanger steak or skirt steak is another different cut of meat than most of us are used to seeing in the market. However, it is a culinary basic ingredient to have some familiarity with and know how to cook. Hanger...
Is turkey bacon better than regular bacon? What is the controversy about and how do they shake out?