2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup gum drops, no licorice ones
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Sift dry ingredients and set aside
Beat eggs in large bowl until foamy.
Beat in sugar gradually.
Blend in sifted dry ingredients.
Mix in gumdrops and walnuts.
Pour into pan and spre
CNN -- Brief counseling sessions with primary care doctors can help curb risky drinking in people who aren't full-blown alcoholics but who binge drink or otherwise consume more alcohol than is considered healthy, a new study has found.
The most effective interventions included two 15-minute visits with a doctor, followed two weeks later by five-minute phone calls with a nurse, according to the study, a comprehensive review of clinical trials stretching back 25 years.
It’s 3:21 a.m. on Saturday. The digits on the alarm clock cast an acid-green glow over the room, and the music from the bar I left four hours earlier is still resonating in my ears. The red dot on my BlackBerry is blinking, while an unread message lights up my iPhone screen. As I twist and turn, only one thought sustains me as I yearn for sleep: at least I can sleep in through the morning.
Sleeping in is a guilty pleasure of the weekend. A couple of luxurious extra hours in bed to help
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups salsa
3 tablespoons water
1/4 cup chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pound cooked, shredded chicken breast meat
1 cup refried beans
6 (10 inch) flour tortillas
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic in oil
1 1/2 pounds top round steak, cut into strips
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 onion, chopped
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (8 ounce) can canned mushrooms
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon dried chives
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cube beef bouillon
1/4 cup white wine
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Place the beef in the bottom of a slow cooker,
CTV -- What if you could see into your future, simply by spitting into a cup?
Freelance writer Julie M. Green was so intrigued by the possibility, she did just that.
"I have never met my biological father, so all my life it's been a huge question mark," Green told CTV's Canada AM, explaining her motivation for undergoing the test.
Green said she explored her feelings about that missing relationship in her novel, "Into the White," but "short of tracking him down and stalking him, w
1 sheet (12-inch square) pieces aluminum foil
1 (10 ounce) package frozen whole kernel corn
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon margarine or butter
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F or grill to medium-high.
Center vegetables on sheet of Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil. Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning; stir to blend. Top with margarine.
Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and en
BBC -- Scientists have identified a gene flaw linked to disc problems that are a common cause of lower back pain.
The UK study, published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, looked at 4,600 people and found the PARK2 gene was linked to age-related disc problems.
A third of middle-aged women have problems with at least one spinal disc - and the condition is known to be inherited in up to 80% of patients.
Experts said finding the gene could lead to new treatments being developed.
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
2 cups cherry tomato halves
Place beans and water in a large saucepan. Cover, and bring to a boil. Set heat to low, and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain off water, and set aside.
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in sugar, garlic salt, pep
BBC -- A generation of UK men born in the 1960s and 1970s may be more likely to take their own life because of attitudes around the role of men at the time, Samaritans researchers have said.
Suicide rates are now highest in middle-age men, after years of falling rates in young people.
Academics said this may be due to a generation of at risk people ageing.
They warned that recent declines in the suicide rate in the over 50s may soon be reversed as this generation ages.
A report b