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Audrey Kirchner (akirchner)

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Joined 5 years ago from Central Oregon

I am a 50-something-year-old medical transcriptionist, on-line transcription teacher, transcription business owner, writer and photographer.  I am also a seasoned wife and mother of 35 plus years. 

My interests are many; just a few would be healthy cooking, social problems, the environment, family life, personal relationships, "handicaps", overcoming abuse, travel, photography, and dogs.  Speaking of dogs, my current life expertise lies with the infamous Alaskan malamute.

I believe in capturing life in every way possible.  For some glimpses of my photography visit  www.centraloregonphotos.com or come see me on Facebook at Central Oregon Photos. 

I write on a variety of topics, my opinions and insights based purely on my background and my heart.  I do believe in everything having a purpose and learning from what life gives us.  It's been said I'm a pro at making lemonade from lemons and that truly is the greatest compliment anyone could give me. 

I'm in love with life and I'm in love with love.  I also find comedy is a great healing elixir.  Visit some of my comedy hubs and please be assured...they really did happen.  

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read what I write.  In so doing, you do me the greatest honor.

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  • EDITOR'S CHOICE20

    Using Mindmapping As A Memory Tool

    15 months ago

    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.

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    Breadbaking: No Knead Loaf

    15 months ago

    Breadbaking is a timeless craft. Learn how to make the most delicious, economical artisan loaf in just minutes for a fraction of the cost!

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE11

    Layered Meatless Tortilla Pie Recipe

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE4

    Understanding BMT (Bone Marrow Transplantation)

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE16

    How to Stop Your Dog from Engaging in Destructive Behavior

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE12

    Brandy Snaps Recipe

    2 years ago

    Brandy Snaps are a delicate rolled cookie that can be made several different ways but are delicious no matter how they're made.

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    Tips on Brushing Your Long-Haired Dog

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 10

    How to Walk Two Dogs at Once

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE7

    Transcribing Autopsy Reports

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE10

    Hiking In Central Oregon - The Blue Basin Trails

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE15

    Work Fit With A Treadmill Desk

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 8

    Goody's Chocolates And Ice Cream-Prineville Oregon

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE22

    How to Prevent Leash Pulling with Your Dog

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE4

    How to Leash Train a Dog

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 6

    The Case For Medical Transcription Credentialing

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 12

    Prineville Oregon Beer-Solstice Brewing Company

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 13

    Oregon Badlands Wilderness Study Area

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE17

    Tortilla Shell Salad Bowl Recipe Ideas

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 14

    Perfect Tortilla Bowl Pans Product Review

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE8

    How To Travel With Malamutes

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 10

    Video Apricot Souffle Recipe

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 12

    How to Have Fun Carting With a Dog

    2 years ago

    Carting with dogs is another dog sport that can be enjoyed by many different breed dogs and by all age groups.

  • 4

    Video DIY Fitted Crib Sheet Video Tutorial

    2 years ago

    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.

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    How to Tweak a Muffin Recipe to Make Extra Large Muffins

    2 years ago

    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,...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE11

    Salmon Fillet White Bean Chili Recipe

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 16

    Video How To Roast Brussel Sprouts On The Stalk

    2 years ago

    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!

  • 14

    Jewish Holiday Meal Ideas

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 12

    Healing Emollient Cream Recipe

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 9

    Hiking Trails In Central Oregon Fort Rock State Park

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 28

    How To Use Juniper Berries In Cooking And More

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 16

    Potential Health Hazards of Wearing a Tie

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 12

    How To Cook Oven Fried Chicken In A Parchment Bag

    2 years ago

    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...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE28

    What Is Osteo Bi-Flex?

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 23

    How Much Should You Pay a Pet Sitter?

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 10

    How To Use A PaperChef Parchment Bag

    2 years ago

    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...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE6

    How To Cook Salmon In A PaperChef Parchment Bag

    2 years ago

    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...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE12

    How To Make Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Muffins

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 12

    Fight or Flight Response - Psychology

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 2

    Will My Pepper Plants Stay Alive at 38 Degrees?

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 13

    Are Tennis Balls Safe Dog Toys?

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 6

    How to Prevent Your Dog from Chasing Horses

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 10

    How To Dry Fresh Dill Weed

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 12

    How To Make Homemade Coconut Pudding

    2 years ago

    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...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE13

    How to Grow Organic Blueberries

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 10

    How To Buy Reading Glasses

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 3

    Dog Water Bowls and Dog Booties

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE4

    Dog Shade and Dog Cooling Products - Dog Misting Fans - Dog Pool

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE14

    How To Stop Your Malamute From Counter Surfing

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 15

    Homemade Cooking Spray Recipe

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 10

    Cooking with Barley: What is barley? What Are The Types of Barley?

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 6

    How To Make Cooler Corn Step By Step Guide

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE9

    How To Do Aqua Jogging

    2 years ago

    For one of the best aerobic workouts, try deep water running or shallow water jogging.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE12

    How To Do Self Administered EMDR Therapy

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 2

    How To Transcribe Diagnostic Lab Data

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 14

    How To Transcribe Urinalysis Lab Results

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE13

    How To Pick Colored Matboard For Photos

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE4

    How To Transcribe BMP Or CMP Lab Data

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 8

    How To Transcribe A Complete Blood Count

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 17

    How To Recycle Dog And Cat Fur

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 9

    How To Flatten A Chicken Breast

    2 years ago

    Learn a handy way with little clean up for pounding out chicken breasts.

  • 17

    How To Chiffonade Step-By-Step Guide

    2 years ago

    Learn how to chiffonade cut vegetables and herbs.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE16

    How To Professionally Mat A Photo Yourself: Step By Step Guide

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 9

    EMDR Therapy: How Does It Work?

    2 years ago

    How does EMDR therapy work? What are the basic parts of EMDR treatment and how long does it take?

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE4

    How To Treat A Cold Pack Burn

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 12

    Good And Bad Effects Of Music On Children

    2 years ago

    Music can have good and bad effects on children. Music can affect mood and emotion.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE21

    How To Resolve Trust Issues In A Relationship

    2 years ago

    Learn how to resolve trust issues in a relationship. Healthy relationships start with a healthy self image. Trusting someone else starts with trusting yourself.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE16

    How To Do Medical Transcription From Home

    2 years ago

    Learn how to do medical transcription from home. Also learn some facts about MT jobs and how to do transcription.

  • 18

    Healthy Cooking Oils

    2 years ago

    What are healthy cooking oils? They are oils that retain their properties without breaking down and releasing toxic substances into foods.

  • 18

    Guide To Stocking A Pantry For Healthy Cooking

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 11

    How To Train Alaskan Malamute Dogs

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 16

    How To Groom An Alaskan Malamute

    2 years ago

    Learn how to groom an Alaskan Malamute from bathing to tools needed to properly care for this double-coated breed's coat.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE43

    Bird Photos Great Blue Heron Preening

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 27

    Life Poem: Fresh Snow

    3 years ago

    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.

  • 26

    Barnes Butte IronHorse Trail Prineville Oregon

    2 years ago

    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.

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    Dog Photo Gallery Of Alaskan Malamute Dogs

    2 years ago

    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.

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    Life Journey Poem: The Climb

    3 years ago

    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...

  • 29

    Short Story Fiction: The Affair

    3 years ago

    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...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE40

    De-Skunking: Best Ways To Get Rid Of Skunk Odor

    3 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE24

    Alaskan Malamute Dogs Puppy Pull Training

    2 years ago

    Learn how to train Alaskan malamute dogs to pull. This hub shows how to train malamute puppies to pull for scootering, skijoring and more.

  • 28

    Spraypainting Outdoor Furniture Illustrated Guide

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 25

    Why Smoking Is Bad And Dangerous For Dogs

    3 years ago

    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...

  • 34

    How To Make An Herb Wreath

    2 years ago

    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...

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    How To Make Mini Cheesecakes Step By Step Guide

    2 years ago

    Learn how to make mini cheesecakes of several different varieties in a step by step method. These are easy to make and so delicious.

  • 41

    What's Wrong With A Dog Being Chained

    2 years ago

    Dog advice and common sense. Learn what's wrong with chaining a dog out anywhere or tethering them while out shopping or at home.

  • 27

    Dessert Comfort Food: Peach Cobbler Recipe

    4 years ago

    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...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE34

    Nutrition After Chemotherapy: A Healthy Diet

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE32

    How To Dehydrate Your Own Food

    2 years ago

    Learn to dehydrate foods and save money. Dehydrating foods takes none of the nutrients out and helps you use food at their prime.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE11

    Dog Sports And Dog Running: Skijoring, Bikejoring And Dog Scootering

    4 years ago

    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...

  • 18

    Dinner Party Ideas: Setting The Table To Entertain At Home

    4 years ago

    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...

  • 32

    How To Make Cloth Napkins, A Step By Step Guide

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 44

    How To Vegetable Garden In Containers

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 84

    How To Grow Potatoes In Containers With Videos

    2 years ago

    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.

  • 22

    Training An Alaskan Malamute Step By Step Guide

    2 years ago

    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,...

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    Malamute Dogs: How To Be Alpha

    2 years ago

    How to train Alaskan malamute dogs and how to be alpha with youtube videos.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE25

    How To Make Gnocchi Step By Step Guide

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 14

    True Life Stories And Funny Pranks: This Year's April Fools Pranks

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Dangerous Dog Breeds And Most Aggressive Dogs

    2 years ago

    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.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE38

    Tips On Bringing Home A Malamute Puppy

    2 years ago

    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...

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    Quick And Easy Comfort Food Recipes: Mexican Shepherds Pie

    3 years ago

    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. ...

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    Saving On Mail And Shipping Costs: Cost Saving Ideas On Mail And Shipping

    4 years ago

    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...

  • 15

    How To Get Speech Recognition To Work For You

    2 years ago

    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.

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    Comedy And Funny Stories About ADHD: Funny Story About An Escalator

    4 years ago

    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...

  • 13

    Ergonomic Devices For Medical Transcriptionists

    2 years ago

    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...

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    More Ergonomic Tips For Computer Users And Medical Transcriptionists

    2 years ago

    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...

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    Ergonomics For Medical Transcriptionists: Ergonomics Tips For Computer Users

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Saving Money On Furniture: Buying Tips For Furniture

    2 years ago

    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...

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    Cutting Costs On Arts And Crafts Supplies: How To Get More For Your Money

    4 years ago

    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...

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    How To Save Money On Heating Bills With Window Treatments

    2 years ago

    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...

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    The Difference Between Being Frugal And Being Cheap

    2 years ago

    Let's explore the difference between being frugal and being cheap. Which is better, cheap or frugal? And is there really a difference?

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    How To Use Envelope System For Budgeting Plan

    2 years ago

    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...

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    How To Save Money On Do It Yourself Painting

    2 years ago

    How to save money when you paint. The cheapest way to redecorate.

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    How To Make Your Own Christmas Gift Baskets

    2 years ago

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    Budgeting Tips For Low Income Families

    2 years ago

    Budgeting tips for low income families. All families could benefit from these money saving tips.

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    Save Money On Construction Building A House

    2 years ago

    Save on building your own home starting with saving on construction materials

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    Teaching College Students How To Budget

    2 years ago

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    How To Save Money Building Your Own House

    2 years ago

    How to save money building your own house. Tips and strategies for building your own home.

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    How To Save Money On Funeral Costs: Beating The High Cost of Dying

    4 years ago

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    How To Live On A Fixed Income

    2 years ago

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    Student Loans Available For Seniors

    2 years ago

    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.

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    The Best Loans Available For Senior Citizens

    2 years ago

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    Tips For Getting Rid Of Crippling Credit Card Debt

    2 years ago

    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.

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    How To Save Money On A Backyard Terracing Project

    2 years ago

    Backyard projects like terracing can be intimidating but if you take it step by step, you can save money by doing it yourself.

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    How To Save Money With Infrared Heaters

    2 years ago

    Save money on heating bills with infrared heaters. They heat the entire house including the walls, ceiling and floors and retain the heat!

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    Funny Stories And Comedy: A Funny Story About A Restroom

    4 years ago

    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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    Best Dutch Oven Recipe For Pot Roast

    2 years ago

    Try this great best recipe for pot roast in a dutch oven. It's delicious and easy.

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    Comedy And Funny Stories: My Funny Story About Payback And Karma

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Improve MT Productivity And Increase Paychecks

    2 years ago

    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.

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    How To Make Mock Guacamole Dip With Peas

    2 years ago

    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!

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    Funny Stories About Ice: What Goes Up Must Come Down

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Medical Transcription Tools Of The Trade

    2 years ago

    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...

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    How To Use A Photo Light Box Or Photo Tent

    2 years ago

    Learn how to use a photography tool the pros use - a photo light box or a photo light box tent.

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    Bose Music Products: Great Computer Speakers - The Bose Companion Computer Speakers

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Best Music Systems: Bose Music And Bose Radio - The Wave Music System

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Quick And Easy Dinner Recipe: Vegetable Salmon Loaf Recipe

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Great Enchilada Recipe: Shrimp And Spinach Enchiladas

    4 years ago

    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...

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    What Are The Best Books To Read? Safe Haven By Nicholas Sparks

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Best Burger Recipes: How To Make Gorgonzola Cheese Burgers

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Photography Gifts And Gadgets: The Top Photo Gift Ideas for Camera Buffs

    3 years ago

    Great gifts and gadgets for the photography buff in your life.

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    Pumpkin Sauerkraut Muffin Recipe

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Funny Stories About Amusement Park Ferris Wheels

    4 years ago

    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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    Best Island Vacation In Washington On San Juan Island

    2 years ago

    One of the best Puget Sound vacations you can experience is a destination vacation on beautiful San Juan Island located in Washington state.

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    Best Vacations Depoe Bay On Oregon Coast

    2 years ago

    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...

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    Best Vacation Spots In Central Oregon SunRiver

    2 years ago

    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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    Dog Friendly Winter Sports Trails In Central Oregon For Snowshoeing And Other Sports

    3 years ago

    Find dog friendly winter sports trails in Central Oregon. Take your dogs snowshoeing, skijoring and sledding.

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    Oregon BLM (Bureau of Public Land Management) Prineville District

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Best Aquatic Fitness Centers In Central Oregon

    2 years ago

    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...

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    Natural And Organic Stores In Bend Oregon

    2 years ago

    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.

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    10 Best Kid-Friendly Places In Bend And Central Oregon

    2 years ago

    Visit the 10 best kid friendly places in Central Oregon.

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    Best Places To Eat in Bend And Redmond Oregon: Central Oregon's Most Pet Friendly Restaurants

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Where To Get The Best Beer In Bend Oregon

    2 years ago

    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...

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    Best Fine Dining Restaurants Bend And Central Oregon

    2 years ago

    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...

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    Remarkable Stories: The Endurance - Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Exhibit In Merseyside Maritime Museum

    4 years ago

    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...

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    How To Make Salmon Loaf With Carrots

    2 years ago

    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.

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    National Park Wool Blanket Series By Pendleton

    2 years ago

    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...

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    How To Use Published Recipes On The Internet

    2 years ago

    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...

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    My Funny Story About Snakes

    2 years ago

    My own personal comedy and funny story about snakes.

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    Easy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Gourmet Chocolate Lava Molten Mini Cakes With Liqueur

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Funny Fishing Story About Fish That Got Away

    2 years ago

    Comedy and funny story about the fish that got away. My favorite funny story about fishing with my uncle.

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    Card Games For The Whole Family: Scrabble Word Play Poker - A Card Game For Everyone

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Gadget Review Of KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Baker

    2 years ago

    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...

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    Best Nacho Recipes: Healthy Recipe for Pork Tenderloin Nachos

    4 years ago

    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...

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    KitchenAid Pasta Press And Pasta Roller

    2 years ago

    KitchenAid makes 2 different pasta attachments but which one is the best? The Kitchenaid pasta press or the Kitchenaid pasta roller?

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    How To Legally Use Images And Videos On-Line

    2 years ago

    How to legally use images on-line. Make sure your images are safe to use in your web content.

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    How To Make Oatmeal Muffins

    2 years ago

    Looking for healthy muffin recipes? You can't go wrong with 2 kinds of oatmeal muffins made from scratch.

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    How To Teach Your Dog To Swim

    2 years ago

    Tips on the best ways to teach your dog to swim.

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    Comedy And Funny Stories About A Boat: Boating On The Lake at Lake Crescent

    4 years ago

    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...

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    How To Make Healthier Baked Chicken Flautas

    2 years ago

    Baked is always going to be healthier than fried. Try this great recipe for baked, not fried, chicken flautas.

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    My Funny Story About Diving Into A Swimming Pool

    2 years ago

    My funny story about diving into a swimming pool as a teenager.

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    Quick And Easy Recipe For Baked Egg Rolls

    2 years ago

    Like egg rolls but want something not fried? Try these super easy and super delicious baked egg rolls.

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    My Funny Story About Riding A Horse

    2 years ago

    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...

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    World Cuisines: Learn More About Danish Cuisine And Rygeost

    4 years ago

    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 . ...

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    India's Healing Cuisine Of Ayurvedic Cooking

    2 years ago

    What is ayurvedic cooking? It is India's healing cuisine. Learn how it can change your life literally.

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    Healthy Burger Recipes For Veggie Burgers: How To Make Vegetarian Burgers Like Mushroom Burgers

    22 months ago

    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...

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    Great Margarita Recipes: How To Make Watermelon Margaritas

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Easy Frozen Desserts: How To Make Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie (Light Recipe)

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Best Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Salad Recipe

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Healthy Pizza Recipes: How To Make Greek Style Pizza With Homemade Dough Recipe

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Healthy Snack and Cracker Recipes: How To Make Lavash Crackers From Scratch

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Spinach Quiche Recipes: Quick And Easy Healthy Recipe For Spinach Quiche

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Healthy And Easy Breakfast Egg Recipes: How To Make Huevos Revueltos

    4 years ago

    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...

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    How To Use Food Processors For Everything

    2 years ago

    Learn how to use your food processor to do all kinds of cooking. They are not just for blending!

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    How To Bake Bread In A Crock Pot Or Slow Cooker

    2 years ago

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    Breadmaking Techniques: Dough Mixing And Mixer Kneading For Bread And Pizza With Kitchenaid Mixer

    4 years ago

    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...

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    How To Make An Edible Strawberry Tree

    2 years ago

    How to make an edible strawberry tree. It's quick and easy and it's also gorgeous!

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    How To Make Oven-Fried French Fries

    2 years ago

    Recipe for making oven-fried french fries. Healthier for you - being healthy doesn't mean you have to go without everything.

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    Parchment Paper Recipes For Salmon And Chicken

    2 years ago

    A great recipe for cooking salmon or chicken in parchment paper. It makes a simple dinner turn elegant.

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    How To Make Cedar Plank Salmon

    2 years ago

    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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    How To Thicken Soups and Sauces Naturally

    2 years ago

    Learn how to thicken sauces and soups several different ways, all natural techniques.

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    Culinary Techniques: How To Cook Brown Rice And Lentils In The Oven

    3 years ago

    Recipe for cooking brown rice and lentils in the oven.

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    Ways To Cook Oatmeal: Quick And Easy Baked Oatmeal Recipe

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Bean Recipes: Cooking Baked Beans In The Oven Without Soaking

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Culinary Basics: Champagne Vinegar

    3 years ago

    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...

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    How To Use Walnut Oil in Cooking

    2 years ago

    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.

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    Quick And Easy Pork Tenderloin Recipes: How To Cook Pork Tenderloin In Phyllo Dough

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Pizza And Appetizer Recipes: Using Lavash Bread For Pizza Or Appetizer Crusts

    4 years ago

    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...

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    Culinary Techniques with Phyllo Dough: How to Use Filo (Phyllo) Dough

    4 years ago

    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...

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    What Is Jicama And How To Use Jicama

    2 years ago

    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.

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    How To Use Tomatillos And Cook With Tomatillos

    2 years ago

    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. ...

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    How To Cook A Hanger Steak

    2 years ago

    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...

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    Turkey Bacon Versus Pork - Is Turkey Bacon Better?

    2 years ago

    Is turkey bacon better than regular bacon? What is the controversy about and how do they shake out?

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