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Pumpkin Cheescake - 10/31/08 02:47 PM
I had written this as a response to another blog, but realized I may as well start a cheese cake blog. While this is for pumpkin, I substitute sweet potato sometimes. Pumpkin Cheescake Crust 3/4 C grahm crackker crumbs 2T sugar 2T melted butter Make crust ahead and chill for 15 minutes while oven preheats and you make the cheescake Combine all the crust ingredients and press into a 9" springform pan Pre Heat oven to 350 Cheescake 1 1/2 pounds cream cheese 1 1/2 C sugar 4 large eggs 3/4 C canned pumpkin. The canned has a better flavor than (6 comments)
When Tiger Woods wins yet another golf tournament, the accolades flow like Niagara Falls. “Best golfer ever” ,“What a talent”, ”No one better”. It seems like no one can say anything bad about him.
Ansel Adams is recognized as the epitome of black and white photography. His skills took decades to hone, and his talent is widely recognized.
These are examples of people that have a talent for what they do, they have practiced their craft, they work hard at getting better, and they take pride in their work. There is a marked (11 comments)
Cilantro Pesto Chicken - 10/29/08 10:50 AM
After you make the cilantro pesto, you need something to use it with. Here is my favorite way to use it. Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto Boneless skinless chicken breasts Pasta Prepare cilantro pesto. I make batches ahead and freeze them in muffin cups for later use. Prepare whatever pasta you like and have ready. Toss with cilantro pesto. Chicken breasts Heat olive oil in skillet and brown chicken breasts. I will sometimes add some thinly sliced onions to the pan and caramelize them as I am cooking the chicken. A few minutes before they are done, add some cilantro pesto to the (7 comments)
Cilantro Pesto - 10/29/08 10:33 AM
Here is another use for cilantro. I really don't measure when I cook, so the ingredients are guess-timates.
Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto 4 Cups cilantro 4 cloves garlic 1 Cup grated parmesaen cheese 2/3 Cup nuts - You can use pine nuts like regular pesto, however I sometimes use hazelnuts Jalapenos 1 - 3 depending on how brave you are lime juice - 1-2 Tbl olive oil - 1/2 - 3/4 Cup (really just enough to get the right consistancy) salt and pepper
Process garlic and nuts in food processor, add cilantro and process, add cheese and pulse some more (2 comments)
Cilantro Pasta Salad - 10/27/08 07:05 PM
I grow a lot of cilantro, and fall is a really good time for it (it doesn't bolt in cooler weather). This is a very quick pasta salad that seems to go over well. While I just use black olives in it, I will sometimes add chopped celery or water chestnuts for crunch. I also tend to like things hot, so I ALWAYS add the jalapeno, but you can leave it out, or add as much as you dare. <!--StartFragment--> Cilantro pasta salad Small bunch of cilantro – approx. 1/2 cup 1/2 clove garlic 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1/8 tsp (3 comments)
Tetanus booster - do you have yours up to date?? - 10/27/08 10:48 AM
Recently my wife was bitten by a dog and we had to visit the local emergency room. While they were taking care of her wound, they asked her when she last had a tetanus booster. She wasn't sure, but it was probably over 5 years ago. They gave her one. Several years ago, I was inspecting a house for a client that was a Doctor. While we were crawling under the house (yes he came with me) he made a comment about he was sure that I was up to date with my tetanus shots. I said that I couldn't remember (3 comments)
Taste of Oak Ridge November 1 - Mark your calendars - 10/27/08 10:25 AM
There is sure to be some good food, great music and a chance to support locally owned business in Oak Ridge. I'm really looking forward to coming this year, having visited many other city's Taste of... and really enjoying myself. My other selfish reason for posting this is my daughter is a singer in one of the bands, and I'm a proud Dad. I have eaten at Gourmet cafe and Moondollars cafe and was very pleased.
TRUTH IN ADVERTISING I was dropping off some paperwork at a local Realtors office the other day and happened to glance at the sea of home inspector brochures stacked on the table. I picked up a few from the companies I didn’t recognize.
I was amazed on just how dishonest some of these guys are, and how they misrepresent themselves. Some may be just a minor exaggeration, like someone might do on a resume, padding the experience a bit. But many are just flat out untrue.
I have been an inspector in Knoxville since I moved here in (5 comments)
The kitchen fan did make noise. It sounded like it was running fine. There just wasn't any air coming out of the louvers in the front. I thought maybe it was ducted up through the roof. NOPE! I thought "maybe" it was ducted out the back, into a duct in the wall, then outside. So I walk around outside with the fan on to try to find the exhaust point. NOTHING.
That's when I looked inside the unit to get a close look. (1 comments)
But it was on a minute ago!!!!! - 10/17/08 02:14 PM
I was doing an inspection a while back, and pulled the cover off the electric panel in the garage to check it out. After I finished inspecting, I started to put the cover back on when the lights went off in the garage. I quickly checked to see if I had tripped a breaker, but none were tripped. NOPE! I couldn't imagine that I did anything to cut off the power, especially since I didn't hear anything, and sparks did not fly, and I wasn't electrocuted. I walked outside to see if there was something maybe going on at the meter (2 comments)
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