Author: Alan Ball

How to Recycle Leftover Peeps and Other Easter Candy

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Every Easter basket has some type of candy “peeping” over and you end up with more colorful marshmallows and chocolate candies than you know what to do  Turn that sugar into a special treat. Melt the chocolate in the microwave and dip fresh fruit like strawberries. Or use the M&Ms to spice up breakfast. Toss them into your pancake mix. …

How to Recycle Plastic Easter Eggs

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Easter wouldn’t be the same without those plastic Easter eggs. but what to do with them after the season?  Here’s a down and dirty way to put them to use.  Use them as a pot filler.  Dirt can get heavy when you fill a pot all the way.   Plastic eggs help fill pots without the added weight. so you can…

Men With Longer Ring Fingers Rate Nicer

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If you have a long ring finger, you’re most likely a nice guy. That’s according to a study published in Men’s Journal. Researchers found that men with short index fingers and long ring fingers are on average nicer. And not just to women. They were also found to be nicer towards colleagues in general.  They say the ratio of the…

A Spinach Dip from Barefoot Bistro on National Spinach Day

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Patti Hilton of Barefoot Bistro makes a spread of all things spinach for National Spinach Day! Hot Spinach Dip 1 cup Mayo 16 oz. Sour Cream 1 (1.8 oz.) dry soup mix 1/4 cup chopped green onion 5 oz. frozen, chopped Spinach, thawed& drained 1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Mix and heat in oven 5-7 minutes until…

Homeless Shelter Named After Alex Trebek

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Alex Trebek’s legacy continues to live and makes life better.  A rescue mission in L.A. is honoring the late Jeopardy host by naming it’s homeless shelter the Trebek Center.  Alex and his wife Jean made a $500,000 donation before his passing to begin the construction of the project.  Renovations begin in May 2021.

Audra Makes a Dip Perfect for March Madness Dunking

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Audra pulls this dip recipe from her game day playbook for a perfect March Madness dip.   With just four ingredients, it’s a go-to for any occasion. Recipe -1 lb hamburger browned -1/2 block of cheese (Audra uses sharp) -one large jar of salsa -optional jalapenos Combine all ingredients into a crockpot on low.  Once cheese has melted, keep on warm. …