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From Don’s Seafood – Oh Boy – Turtle Cheesecake!

August 29th, 2013 Comments off
chcakeBy popular demand–Our Famous Turtle Cheesecake Recipe!
2 c graham cracker crumbs
1 stick unsalted butter (melted)
3 Tbsp sugar
In a small mixing bowl, add all ingredients and mix well. Evenly spread mixture into a greased 9″ spring form pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until firm.

2 lb Philadelphia cream cheese
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 c sour cream
In a mixer, add all ingredients and mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes or until smooth and airy. Pour mixture over backed, cooled pie crust. Cover and allow to sit overnight before slicing.

Make it turtle with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and chopped pecans, or top will blueberry or strawberry pie filling.

I am convinced that a good dog is an ambassador of goodwill, filled with love, from God. This is one example of that.

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One Man CAN Make a Difference

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The Founding of St. Bernard’s Hospital, Jonesboro, Arkansas

August 28th, 2013 1 comment

St. Bernard

St. Bernard’s Medical Center

225 East Matthews Street

Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas

Angelo Gherardi, 1992

 St. Bernard

When was St. Bernard’s Founded?

St. Bernard’s Hospital came into being on July 6, 1900 as the result of the combined effords of Dr. C.M. Lutterich, Rev. J.E. Welbel, Mr. J.F. Mason, and the Olivetan Benedictine Sisters, all of Jonesboro.

Why was St. Bernard’s Founded?

After the town had gone through the scourge of smallpox and malaria fever epidemics, the Sisters, through still in debt $4,000 for their convent, decided that they, regardless of their lack of funds, would open the hospital.

Why is the Hospital called St. Bernard’s?

The Sisters who founded St. Bernard’s  belong to the Olivetan Benedictine Congregation, which was founded by St. Bernard Ptolomel, born in 1272.

In the year 1343, the plague broke out in Italy, and St. Bernard sent all his monks to care for the sick and dying throughout the country. About eighty monks, following the example of their Abbott Bernard, died in the service off those afflicted with the plague.

It is most certainly by following the spirit of charity of their founder that the Olivetan Benedictine Sisters established a hospital in Jonesboro and named it after their glorious founder.

“Above and before all things, care must be taken of the sick, that they may truly be served as Christ himself.”
It is with pride that I add that the founding Sisters were also from St. Paul’s, in my hometown of Pocahontas, Arkansas.

From humble beginnings to a major medical center! Wouldn’t the Sisters be thrilled to see it today?

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Instead of Gatorade and other commercial products – the Food Babe suggests making your own. Sounds healthy, but what do you think?

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Juice Celery + Apple + Lemon – This juice combination works wonders for replacement of electrolytes. The celery has a natural source of sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride, and phosphorus. Apple provides additional potassium and natural sweetness. Lemon is the highest electrolyte containing citrus fruit.

 Stir Sea Salt + Baking Soda + Lemon Juice + Maple Syrup into 8 ounces of Water – This is a great natural remedy for serious endurance athletes – You might think drinking baking soda is a little weird, but it’s been used for centuries to treat various aliments. In this case, it’s added to the mix because it makes the body less acidic and provides an additional source of sodium bicarbonate.

 Shake Raw Coconut Water + Chia Seeds – Raw coconut water has a ton of electrolytes and potassium that will not only help you stay hydrated but also keep your body from getting any cramps. It is completely natural and very low in sugar. Combine this with a packet of chia seeds and you have a 1-2 punch! Chia seeds are an incredible energy food – full of omega 3 fatty acids, protein, fiber. These seeds have the ability to keep you from getting dehydrated because of they can hold 9 times their weight in water! There are travel packs available that don’t need refrigeration either – perfect for just throwing in your gym bag or purse.

 Blend Frozen Banana + Almond Milk + Kale – This smoothie is extremely hydrating. The banana provides a good source of potassium and magnesium which help regulate your fluid stores. Almonds are extremely rich in magnesium and potassium. When you make your almond milk, make sure you add sea salt (store bought almond milk already has salt added to it). Kale is a superfood and another excellent source of magnesium and calcium.

Brianna Reed in Alvin Alley’s ‘Cry’, Photo by Paul Kolnik, Beauty in Motion

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Briana Reed in Alvin Ailey's Cry photo Paul Kolnik

Sassy Squirrel

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“Hey lady, you gonna take my picture?  Well you’d better hurry, ’cause I’ve got some scamperin’ to do.   Go ahead – aim it and shoot it!  What’s taking you so long? Want me to stand on my head? Come on lady, this is no squirrel du soleil”.

photo: Mary Taylor

Raves about this recipe. Give it a try if it sounds yummy to you too.

August 27th, 2013 Comments off
According to Kim Hamilton: “This Chicken is TO DIE FOR!!! You Gotta Try it!!! Sooo Tender & Juicy!”MELT IN YOUR MOUTH CHICKEN

And it’s Healthy…So much better than fried!!!

1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup Greek yogurt -plain
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Spread mixture over chicken breasts, bake at 375 degrees for 45 mins–Absolutely Delish!

Photo: This Chicken is TO DIE FOR!!! You Gotta Try it!!! Sooo Tender & Juicy!</p>
<p>And it's Healthy...So much better than fried!!!</p>
<p>1/2 cup parmesan cheese<br />
1 cup Greek yogurt -plain<br />
1 tsp garlic powder<br />
1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt<br />
1/2 tsp pepper</p>
<p>Spread mixture over chicken breasts, bake at 375 degrees for 45 mins--Absolutely Delish!


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img853A husband and wife are shopping in their local Wal-Mart. The husband picks up a case of Miller Lite and puts it in their cart.

‘What do you think you’re doing?’ asks the wife. ‘They’re on sale, only $10 for 24 cans’, he replies. ‘Put them back, it’s a waste of money’, demands the wife, and so he does and they carry on shopping.

A few aisles further on along, the woman picks up a $20 jar of …face cream and puts it in the basket.

What do you think you’re doing?’ asks the husband… “It’s my face cream. It makes me look beautiful,’ replies the wife.

Her husband retorts: ‘So does 24 cans of Miller Lite and it’s half the price….’


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