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  • Wigs for Kids!

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    A good friend of mine has a daughter doing a wonderful thing.  She has always like her long hair, and always wanted to be like Rapunzel.  Well she is cutting off 14 inches, and donating it for free to Wigs For Kids!  Wigs for Kids makes the wig out of the donated hair to the families for no charge,  The organziation has been makeing wigs for 30 years in support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues  It does however cost Wigs for Kids almost 1800 dollars to make each wig.  Show your support here!

  • 10 top Father's Day Movies

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    From comedies, to action, to suspense-thrillers, we have the perfect Father's Day movie picks for you. Pop by your local video store, pick one up, and sit back for hours of entertainment. What better way to celebrate dad, than to have a movie night in his honor?  I found this list on WHSV TV.  What movies should have been on this list?

     

    1. Father of the Bride
    A comedy about a dad who goes a little haywire in the midst of his only daughter planning her wedding and getting married. Perfect for the over-protective dad.

     

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    2. Field of Dreams
    A fantasy and drama about a novice farmer in rural Iowa who builds a baseball diamond on his land. Magical occurrences ensue.

     

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    3. Mr. Mom
    A great 80s comedy! A stay at home father cares for the kids and cleans the house while his wife is working in the opposite role as the bread winner.

     

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    4. National Lampoon’s Vacation
    A father takes his family on a cross-country summer vacation to “Wally World”.

     

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    5. Parenthood
    A comedy about the rigors and joys of parenting. Fun for the whole family.

     

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    6. The Pursuit of Happyness
    A father falls on hard times, living in homeless shelters and eating in soup kitchens while trying to achieve his dreams. His son sticks by his side saying that he’ll be there for him no matter what happens.

     

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    7. Ransom
    A suspense thriller you won’t want to miss! After his son is kidnapped, a gutsy father tries to negotiate with the captors to ensure his son comes home safely.

     

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    8. Taken
    An action suspense flick you won’t want to miss. A “super dad” tries to rescue his daughter after she is abducted in a foreign country and sold into an underworld of drugs and slavery.

     

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    9. Three Men & A Baby
    A comedy and a tear jerker! Three bachelor friends care for a baby left on their doorstep by one of their girlfriends.

     

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    10. True Lies
    Comedy and action! A father and husband lives a double life as an international spy to protect the country – and his family – from terrorists.

     

  • Enjoy National Egg Day with O'Reilly's Breakfast Pizza!

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    I love breakfast pizza, so in the spirit of National Egg Day (6/3), I will share with you how I prepare mine.  I make it easy on myself and buy pre-made pizza crusts. Mix in a bowl 8 eggs, half a cup or milk or so, Extra sharp cheddar, havarti dill and pepper jack shredded cheeses sausage, ham and bacon chunks,  I pour the mixture on the crust then add some shredded Mozzarella and diced tomatoes.

     I bake at 350 for about a half hour.  Delicious!

  • 3 Day Weekend Ribs!

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    It's time to do a rack of baby back ribs, so here is my plan.  On Saturday, I plan to do the prep work.  I will peel back the membrane  because it tends to keep the smoke and spices out.  I will put a thin layer of spicy mustard over the ribs and than add my favorite rib rub. Here is one that I found on Food Network  that I like too.  Just find yours and be very liberal with it and cover the entire rack.  I wrap in foil with some pickle juice and put in the fridge overnight.  Next day, fire up my coals and get my grill to a temperature of 275 degrees.  I put the rack on indirect heat for two hours.  I'll take the ribs off at that point and wrap in foil and this time pour apple juice in the foil with the ribs and put back on the grill for another 2 1/2 hours.  They always come out perfect.  They fall off the bone when you bite into them, not when you pick them up with the tongs.  

  • Eating at night doesn't always make you fat.

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    Eating at night doesn't always make you fat. In fact, new research shows there are benefits, including bigger muscles and a faster up metabolism.

    1. More Muscle--Scientists found that consuming casein (the dominating protein in milk) after an evening workout and 30 minutes before sleep increased protein synthesis in men. 2. Faster Metabolism--A study found that when fit men eat a 150-calorie nighttime snack consisting of protein or carbohydrates, they have a higher resting metabolic rate in the morning than when they don’t eat anything before bed.

    3. Less Hunger--Having a snack before bed can leave you less hungry in the morning and between meals the next day. The type of food didn't matter, but emphasizing protein is smart because it helps you build muscle.

    4. Lower Weight--Having cereal can be a great way to end the day. People who ate cereal before bed lost 2 pounds in 4 weeks, while people who didn’t have the cereal lost about a half pound.

     

    Here is the story!

  • Kenny in Grand Rapids!

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    Kenny Chesney Setlist

    Rockstar
    Reality 
    Beer in Mexico 
    Pirate Flag 
    Keg In The Closet 
    Summertime 
    No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems 
    Somewhere With You 
    Coastal
    I Go Back 
    You and Tequila 
    Livin In Fast Forward 
    Young 
    How Forever Feels 
    Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven 
    Big Star 
    Come Over 
    Live Those Songs 
    Don't Happen Twice 
    Anything But Mine 
    Out Last Night 
    The Boys of Fall 

    Encore:

    She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy

  • Niel Diamond live at Fenway!

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    Sweet Caroline is a tradtion at Fenway Park.  Here is Niel Diamond performing it live for emotional Red Sox fans in Boston on Saturday!  God Bless America!

     

  • I'm gonna fire up the charcoal grill tonight!

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    Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken
    4 chicken breasts cut in thirds (12 pieces)
    Bacon slices
    salt and pepper to taste
    garlic powder
    chili powder
    brown sugar

    Cut each breast into 3 pieces, season all the chicken with the spices, then wrap a bacon slice around each piece, roll in brown sugar and place into an oven proof dish....make sure you have some olive oil in the dish too, like 2 or 3 tablespoons is fine {I skipped this since I grilled them. I honestly think you could coat your dish with nonstick cooking spray instead to save a few calories}. 

    Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and bacon is nice and brown and crispy. Delicious served with mashed potatoes with some of the gravy from the chicken drizzled on top.