Showing posts from December, 2009

Marines - Proper Rifle Discipline

Marine Corps General Reinwald was interviewed on the radio the other day and you may have read his reply to the lady conducting the interview concerning guns andchildren. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you have got to love this!!!!!!! It is a portion of the National Public Radio (NPR) interview between a female broadcaster and the Marine General. General Reinwald was preparing to sponsor troops of Boy Scouts visiting his military installation. FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Reinwald, what things are you going to teach these young boys while they are visiting your base? GENERAL REINWALD: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, camping,cooking, archery and shooting. FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it? GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see why, they will be properly supervised while on the rifle range. FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children? GENERAL REINWAL

A Man's Turkey Crockpot Stew

Face it.... every now and then the little lady wants to feel like you're working on eatin' healthier. The fact that you only eat one packet of lil' smokies, half a bag of Doritos, and a couple of hamburgers during each game, doesn't impress her.  She thinks you should be doing more about your health, so you can be around and watch each others teeth fall out.  I admit... it don't make no sense at all... but to her it's a big deal.       So here's a recipe that is sure to convince her your working on it.  It's main ingredient is turkey, so everybody knows that's healthy... right?      Pay attention to how you can make it 'bearable'. Stuff you need to make it. 1 large onion, chopped 1 15 oz can black beans 1 15 oz can kidney beans 1 15 oz can corn 1 8 oz can tomato sauce 29 oz diced tomatoes w/chilis 1 1.25 oz packet low sodium taco seasoning 1.07 lb turkey breast cutlets (4)  Directions Mix everything together in a slow cooker exce

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS ( Nutrition ) 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Lime Fajitas

SERVES 8 , 8 fajitas (change servings and units) Ingredients 1 lb beef sirloin steak, trimmed of fat 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup lime juice 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning mix 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas 2 cups mangoes, sliced Directions Place steak in a ziploc bag. Stir together oil, lime juice, fajita seasoning and oregano, reserving 2 tablespoons. Pour remaining mixture into bag with meat. Refrigerate for 4-24 hours, turning bag occasionally. Preheat grill to medium. Place onions on an 18-inch square of aluminum foil. Drizzle with reserved lime mixture. Bring up two opposite sides of the foil and seal with a double fold. Fold remaining ends to completely enclose, leaving space for steam to expand. Wrap tortillas tightly in aluminum foil. Drain steaks and discard marinade. Grill steak for 14-18 minutes for medium-rare (or longer to desired doneness). Add package of onions to grill during the last 1

Baked Chicken Recipes

Parmesan Ranch Baked Chicken Recipe   6 Boneless chicken breasts 1/2 cup ranch dressing 1 cup Italian bread crumbs 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Marinate the chicken breasts 2 to 4 hours in the ranch dressing. Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees before putting the chicken in the oven. Mix the Italian bread crumbs, salt, pepper and parmesan. Place the chicken breast into a baking pan and cove the chicken with the bread crumb mix. Bake the chicken for 20 minutes at 450 and then turn down the heat to 350 degrees and continue to bake for  30 minutes or until done.

Turkey Mushroom Stew

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound ground turkey garlic powder to taste Italian seasoning to taste ground black pepper to taste 2 (28 ounce) cans no-salt-added crushed tomatoes, with liquid 1 (28 ounce) can no-salt-added whole tomatoes, with liquid 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped DIRECTIONS Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the turkey until evenly browned. Season with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Drain, and transfer turkey to a large pot. Mix the crushed tomatoes with liquid, whole tomatoes with liquid, kidney beans, and hot sauce in pot. Stir in the green bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms. Bring the mixture to a boil Reduce heat to low, and season to taste with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Continue cooking 1 hour, stirring occasionally, or to desired consistency. If the stew is too thick,

Southern Pecan Pie

SOUTHERN PECAN PIE 2 (8 inch) pie shells unbaked  6 eggs, beat lightly  1 c. sugar  1 c. dark Karo syrup  1/4 lb. butter, melted  2 c. coarsely chopped pecans  1 tsp. vanilla Pinch of salt Directions Place eggs, sugar and corn syrup in 2 quart bowl. Add melted butter. Mix well. Stir in pecans. Add salt and vanilla. Pour into unbaked shells. Place in center of preheated oven. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.  >Center of pie may look soft, but it will become firm as it cools. Good eating!!

Peach Cobbler

This is as very easy to make and great tasting peach cobbler recipe that I think you'll like. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons unsalted chilled butter 1/2 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup 1 cup heavy cream 6 cups peeled fresh or frozen peaches 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch grated nutmeg Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in large mixing bowl. Cut in butter with pastry cutter or hands until it resembles coarse meal. Add 1/2 cup sugar and cream. Knead approximately 3 minutes and let rest. Toss fruit with cornstarch, 1/4 cup sugar, and spices. Place fruit mixture in a 9 by 13-inch glass or ceramic baking dish. Cover with gobs of the cobbler dough. Bake 35 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool...then eat until you can't eat anymore.

15 Bean Chicken Soup

Hurst's HamBeens® Chicken 15 Bean Soup® Ingredients : 1 lb. of boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed 1 lb. of smoked sausage, sliced 1/2 cup onion, diced 1/2 cup celery, diced 1/2 cup carrots, diced 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine Traditional Cooking Method: Soaking: Place beans in a large pot, cover with 2 quarts of water. Allow Beans to soak overnight, or at least 8 hours. After soaking, drain water, add 2 quarts of water. Bring beans to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 2 ½ hours. Melt butter in a skillet, and sauté onion, celery, carrots, garlic and chicken over medium heat approximately 10 minutes. Add chicken mixture, sliced sausage, and flavor packet to the beans. Simmer another 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Yield: approximately 3 quarts. Serves 14-16 Quickcook Method: Place rinsed beans in a pot with 3 quarts of water. Bring to a rapid boil. Reduce heat, cover and continue boiling 60-70 minutes. Stir occa

BBQ Ribs

Anybody that knows me, knows that I love ribs. I get compliments on them all the time, so I figured this would be the best way to share the recipes and tell you how I prefer to cook them. The steps are numbered… with some other stuff in between. Put the ribs in a roasting type pan. Long enough for the ribs, and deep enough to catch the juice that will be created while the ribs marinate overnight Start by removing the membranes on the ribs. Remove it wherever you find it. Set aside. Then make the rubs and sauce below The rub recipes are really just a guide… use whatever amounts of each ingredient that makes you happy! BBQ Rub Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup paprika 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon chili powder 3/4 tablespoon garlic powder 3/4 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon cayenne BBQ Rub Recipe 2 INGREDIENTS: 1/3 cup paprika 3 tablespoons dry mustard 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2

Thanks so much Oprah.

If you can do the math... you can figure this one out and you can thank a teacher.  If you can't figure it out, you can thank Oprah... who has helped make it acceptable to mislead people about facts. In 2004, Oprah “gave” 276 people in her audience brand new cars. The cars were actually donated by Pontiac, but of course it was Oprah who got the rush of publicity surrounding the event, and we all saw clips of grateful, screaming new-car owners. Most of us would be excited if unexpectedly gifted with a new car, but these recipients were particularly happy—letters from friends and family had helped Oprah’s staff select people truly in need of vehicles. The cameras had for the most part turned toward fresher news when, a week later, CNN Money reported that none of those winners could keep the cars they’d been “given” unless they were able to cough up thousands of dollars to cover taxes. The $28,500 value of the cars was taxable income, potentially leaving some recipients on the hook f

10 Step Easy Captcha Installation

Project: Installing Joomla15Captcha from       Description: Captcha is a technology that helps keep spammers from filling out contact us, requests for services, and other types of forms across the web. When you go to a site and have to enter in numbers or letters before you can submit the form, that is a 'captcha' image. The reason that it works is because computers can't read the images. They can read text but not images… so when one of the 'spam robots' or 'spambots' comes visiting your site, it can't enter in the right code to be able to submit the form. What I can't tell you is what possible purpose it serves for them to submit the spam.      Project Goals: Create a planner and a blog that will allow me to tell others how to successfully install Kupala.nets 'Joomla15Captcha' on to a website. I had a lot of problems getting this to work, and although the documentation on their forums was extensive… it didn't reall

[Project Honey Pot] 1 Billion Spammers Served

Subject [Project Honey Pot] 1 Billion Spammers Served From Project Honey Pot Team To Stan Sent Tuesday, December 15, 2009 11:30 AM Dear Stan: On Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 06:20 (GMT), Project Honey Pot achieved a milestone: receiving its 1 billionth spam message. The billionth message was an United States Internal Revenue Service phishing scam sent to an email address that had been harvested more than two years ago. More than just a single spam email, the billionth message represents the collective work of you and tens of thousands of other web and email administrators like you in more than 170 countries around the world. Together we have built Project Honey Pot into the largest community tracking online fraud and abuse. To celebrate this milestone, we sifted through five years of data to learn more about spam and the spammers who send it. As a small token of thanks for your help, we wanted to share some of our more interesting preliminary findings. Click the

Northside Alumni Introduction to Twitter planner

Project: Introduction to Twitter Description: This is the basic introduction on how to use Twitter. Project Goals: To get people signed up and using twitter in about an hour. 10 Steps/Points: Sign up - go to Real Name – Your Name Username – try your name, your nickname, your pets name.. whatever is easy for you. Password – never give this out Uncheck the box to keep up with everything Type in the words that you see in the diagram Click Submit See if your friends are on twitter. I skip this part because I'm not really interested in giving my username and password to people I've never met. For example if I click 'Gmail'.. This is the choice I will be given. If you choose to allow it to do this, it will search your address books for people that you might now. Again… I Skip this step Click on Settings: Name/User/email… leave alone More Info Url put your website in there. If y

What is an area 51 Report?

Subject: What is an Area 51 report? Purpose: To give readers an idea of what an area 51 report is? Research: None Needed... Findings: Reports in general take way too much time to write, at least for me. I think I am much omore productive when I time my activities. That is why I created the Are 51 Report. The concept is that it should take 5 minutes to write, and 1 minute to read. That's pretty much the gist of it. No mystery, now secret formula. Try it yourself and I think you'll fine that you can be more productive using this method. All you need is a stopwatch or clock…and the discipline to stop when the buzzer goes off. Conclusions: Everyone I've sent Area 51 reports to really liked them. Next Action: Create an area51reports blog and create a one note form to use for the report. Stumbling blocks : It just seems that some reports will take more than an area 51 report to cover the material. Solution for blocks: I have to determine if the repor