Author: Melissa

Grilling The Perfect Steak

Everyone likes their steak cooked just so, but how do you tell when your steak is done to medium or medium well? According to the pros the best ways to tell are with a trusty meat thermometer or by using the hand test. When using a meat thermo- meter to test your steak insert the tip of the thermometer in the center of the thickest part of the steak. When it reads 135 the steak is medium-rare, a reading of 140o indicates a medium steak and medium-well occurs at 150. It is not recommended to eat beef at temperatures...

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Spicy Cream Cheese Dip

by Maria Vega Ingredients : 1 8oz Cream Cheese – softened 1 small can of Jalapeños – add 3-4 or to liking, finely chopped – add 2 tbs of jalapeño juice, to help soften the cheese more & add extra avor. 1/2 small can of sliced mushrooms, finely chopped 3-4 slices of nely chopped turkey or ham cold cuts Instructions : In a medium bowl place the cream cheese, mix together to a creamy texture. Add in jalapeños and juice, mix thoroughly into the cheese. – Add in more jalapeño juice if too thick, to make it easier to...

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Homemade Hummus Dip

Hummus is an easy to make, heart healthy, high fiber spread made from chick peas a.k.a. garbanzo beans. Besides being a great plant based protein source for vegan and vegetarian diets it is delicious and makes an awesome dip or substitute for mayo. Economical and easy to make hummus makes a great appetizer, dip for veggies, crackers or the traditional pita bread. Flavor combinations are endless. Here are a few of our favorites. Basic Hummus Recipe 15 oz can cooked chickpeas drained and rinsed 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 minced garlic clove 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 1/2 tablespoons...

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Lassen County Pups On Parole

     Since June of 2007 stray dogs in need of homes from Lassen County have been getting a second chance to find their forever family. All of these canines seeking companionship spend time in the Lassen County Animal Shelter waiting to be adopted to no avail. Many have waited so long that they are, reluctantly considered for euthanasia before entering the compassionate program known as Pups On Parole(POP).    Pups On Parole gives these dogs a boost by making them more adoptable. Each pooch is spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and tested for deadly heart worms covering all...

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Row By Row

   For centuries the handmade quilt has been a staple of American culture. From the basic patchwork and crazy quilt designs to intricate scenes and patterns, quilts have grown from a simple bed covering made from scraps of material to a worldwide, collectible form of art. Since colonial times quilting has fostered social groups through collective quilting bees and circles.   Today the craze continues and spreads through several social media platforms. Among the most popular quilter platforms online Row By Row Experience is bringing quilters and shops together to share patterns, lessons and the latest quilter’s news.   ...

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