Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Rec: Curried Crab Pizza

3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 (10 ounce size) prebaked Italian bread shell crust
2 cans (6 ounce size) cans lump crabmeat, drained
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and curry. Spread
over crust. Sprinkle with crab and cheeses. Place on a pizza
pan or baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes or
until cheese is melted.

Serves 2
Refrigerate remainder

Rec: Refugee Shrimp Tortilla Pizza For One Or Two Recipe

Prepare marinade as directed, stirring well to blend thoroughly.
1 10 inch flour tortilla
Bean Layer:
1/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Pinch kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
rice Layer:
1/3 cup leftover white rice
2 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons finely chopped Spanish Olives
1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon lime juice
A pinch of kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro
6 medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup sliced red onion
Several slices red pepper
1/4 cup finely diced mango

Prepare marinade as directed, stirring well to blend
thoroughly. Toss shrimp and red onion into marinade and
set aside. Meanwhile, process ingredients for black bean
spread in food processer or blender until smooth. Spread
bean mixture on the flour tortilla. Gently mix all of the
ingredients for the cheesy rice and spread over the top of
the black bean mixture. Arrange shrimp and red onion on
top of rice layer. Add red pepper slices and mango. Drizzle
with any leftover marinade. Bake in a 425 oven for
approximately 10 minutes. Switch oven to broil and cook
for an additional 3 to 5 minutes.

Refrigerate remainder

Rec: Shrimp Scampi Pizza With Alouette

1 pkg.(6.5 oz.) Alouette® garlic & herbs spreadable cheese
1 10”-12” ready-to-use pizza crust
20 medium shrimp, cooked and peeled
3 tablespoons prepared pesto sauce
1 ½ teaspoons toasted pine nuts

Pre-heat oven to 450°F. Spread Alouette® Garlic & Herbs
spreadable Cheese on pizza crust to within 1” of edge. Drain
shrimp on a paper towel to remove excess moisture and
arrange shrimp on pizza. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Remove
from oven and dot with pesto sauce (a squeeze bottle works
well). Sprinkle with pine nuts. Slice and serve immediately.
Two 4 oz. pkgs. of Alouette® Garlic & Herbs spreadable
Cheese may be used in place of one 6.5 oz. pkg.

Serves 6 to 8
Refrigerate remainder
Can be eaten cold or gently reheated in microwave

Rec: Shrimp and Spinach Pizza Recipe For Two

1 Cup to1 1/2 Cup thawed small shrimp (100-150 per pound)
1 Cup fresh chopped spinach
1 Cup alfredo sauce (I use Ragu light Parmesan Alfredo)
1 Package pizza dough (boxed, refrigerated, or make your own)
¼ white or red onion thinly sliced
1 cup mozzarella cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the pizza dough as
directed. Grease pizza pan (I use olive oil). Spread the
pizza dough on your pizza pan. Top the dough with the
1 Cup Alfredo sauce (or less depending on your taste).
Scatter the shrimp over the Alfredo sauce. Add chopped
spinach and sliced onion. Top with mozzarella cheese. Bake
according to the directions on your pizza dough recipe.
I bake for 10 to 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven using the
lowest rack. Keep an eye on it and when the pizza crust
turns golden brown remove from the oven.

Refrigerate any remainder

Rec: Shrimp And Feta Pizza For One

1 personal-size pre-baked pizza shell (about 7 inches)
1 ½ Tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, smashed with the side of a knife, skins removed
4 medium raw shrimp (31-40 count) peeled and deveined
1 green onion, sliced (the solid part – white and green)
2 Tablespoons feta cheese
¼ to ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Drizzle olive oil into a small,
cold skillet and add smashed garlic cloves. Cook over low heat
10 to 15 minutes to soften garlic and infuse the oil with garlicky
goodness. Do not brown garlic. Remove garlic from oil to cutting
board and turn oil up to MEDIUM. Add shrimp to oil and cook
3 to 4 minutes on each side or until shrimp is opaque. Remove
to cutting board, but do not discard oil. Finely chop the cooked
garlic and coarsely chop the shrimp. Place pizza shell on a
cookie sheet or pizza pan. Using a pastry brush, paint the
pizza shell with the garlic infused oil. Sprinkle on chopped
garlic, green onions, and shrimp. Crumble the feta on top and
top with mozzarella cheese. Bake 7 to 10 minutes, until
cheese is melted and just starting to brown. Cut into slices
and enjoy!

Refrigerate remainder.
Best eaten cold or gently microwaved.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lord of the Rings Movie 1940

Hark, is that Bumpy Gocart I see on The Quest? Don't click off right at The End because a little surprise awaits. (Boy, some people sure have a lot of time on their hands...)

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Secrets of Mind Control

"This mind control summary is based on astonishing excerpts from three landmark books: Bluebird by Colin Ross, MD; Mind Controllers by Armen Victorian; and A Nation Betrayed by Carol Rutz. The authors provide hundreds of footnotes to support their thorough research. This revealing information is based on 18,000 pages of declassified CIA mind control documents."

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Thought For Today

"Every successful enterprise requires three men...a dreamer, a businessman, and a son-of-a-bitch." - Peter McArthur

Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie

Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie

When it comes to defending your mind, from the government or aliens, you can never have TOO much information.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

tomatoes are evil

tomatoes are evil

Don't ask. Don't tell. Just view.

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Thought For The Day

"It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool." - Harold Macmillan

How do you find an elf? - By Juliet Lapidos - Slate Magazine

How do you find an elf? - By Juliet Lapidos - Slate Magazine

Perfect for a Weird Friday.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Thought For Today

"Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke." - Will Rogers

Howstuffworks "How Swearing Works"

Howstuffworks "How Swearing Works"

What you damned well always wanted to know. Now sod off.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Thought For The Day

"Laughter doesn't require teeth." - Wil Newton

Teach the Controversy - Intelligently designed t-shirts urging you to show both sides of every story - by Jeremy Kalgreen

Teach the Controversy - Intelligently designed t-shirts urging you to show both sides of every story - by Jeremy Kalgreen

"'Big Science' is always suppressing The Truth with their blatant pro-evolution anti-wacko agenda: from the fact that UFOs built the pyramids to the reality of creationism and fact the universe is "Turtles All The Way Down". It is time to fight back and urge schools to Teach The Controversy with these intelligently designed t-shirts. All designs by Jeremy Kalgreen and are available in a variety of colors and styles, or feel free to create your own with our custom designer."

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rec: Road Kill Stew

8 cups water
1 package onion soup
2 beef bouillon cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 pounds venison, cubed
1 medium onion, quartered
4 large potatoes, cubed
6 carrots, cut up

Put all ingredients in crockpot and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
Switch crockpot to HIGH for last 1/2 hour or so. When it
starts to bubble, use a tablespoon to drop in your favorite
dumpling or biscuit mix. Cover for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Serves 6
Refrigerate remainder
Reheates in microwave

Rec: Crockpot Garlic Top Sirloin Pot Roast

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 lb top sirloin roast
3 cloves garlic, slivered
3 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces
1 large sweet onion, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup beef broth
1 1/2 cubes beef bouillon
1/2 bay leaf
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces

Rub salt, pepper and paprika into the meat. With a
small knife, make slits in the roast. Press the garlic
slivers into the roast. Place the potatoes, carrots,
and onions in a large crockpot. Place meat on top of
the vegetables. Pour in water and beef broth, and
add bouillon cubes and bay leaf. Place lid on crockpot
and cook for 6 hours on HIGH, or 8 hours on LOW.
During the last half hour of cooking, add the green
peppers. Can be served over noodles or rice.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Crockpot Hungarian Goulash

2 lb Round steaks, cut in 1/2″ cubes
1 cup Onion; chopped
1 Garlic clove; minced
2 tablespoons Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper1
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/4 teaspoon Thyme, dried; crushed
14 1/2 oz Tomatoes
1 cup Sour cream

Put steak cubes, onion, garlic in crockpot.
Stir in flour and mix to coat steak cubes.
Add all remaining ingredients except sour
cream. Stir well. Cover and cook on LOW
8 to 10 hours Add sour cream 30 minutes
before serving, and stir in thoroughly.
(HIGH: 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally.)
Serve over hot buttered noodles.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Crockpot Swiss Steak

1 Round steak; cut to serving size
1 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
15 oz Tomato sauce
1 Onion, sliced

Flour meat, blend remaining ingredients,
except onion. Put meat in crockpot, top
with sliced onion, pour on sauce. Cover,
cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Crockpot Beef Stroganoff

1 lb cubed beef stew meat
1 (10.75 oz) can condensed golden mushroom soup
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup water
5 ozs sour cream

In a crockpot, combine the meat, soup, onion, garlic,
Worcestershire sauce and water. Cook on LOW setting
for 8 hours, or on HIGH setting for about 5 hours. Stir
in sour cream just before serving. Serve over egg noodles.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Thought For Today

"In elementary school, in case of fire you had to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower?" - Warren Hutcherson

Smashing Magazine | Blog Archive » Online Generators

mashing Magazine Blog Archive » Online Generators

Another generator Site for those with more mundane needs.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Thought For Today

"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you." - Will Rogers

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Thought For Today

"I've been recalling Cary Grant's response to Jack Warner's offer to play Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady" - that not only did he not want the part, but that if Rex Harrison didn't play it, he didn't even want to see the movie." - Katharine Hepburn

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Thought For Today

“Denial Ain’t Just A River In Egypt." - Mark Twain

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The Thought For Today

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”  ― Abraham Lincoln

Rec: Cajun Crab Soup

1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup clam juice
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 (10 oz) package frozen white corn
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 lb lump crabmeat, drained
2 green onions, chopped

Melt butter in a large saucepan over MEDIUM heat. Saute
onion and garlic until onion is tender. Whisk in flour, and
cook 2 minutes. Stir in clam juice and chicken broth, and
bring to a boil. Mix in corn, and season with salt, white
pepper, thyme, and cayenne. Reduce heat, and simmer
15 minutes. Stir in cream, crab meat, and green onions.
Heat through, but do not boil once the cream has been added.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Shrimp Soup

1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled, deveined & cut into pieces
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced potatoes
1 tablespoon powdered chicken base
1 quart water
salt and pepper to taste

Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add chicken base,
celery, onions, and potatoes and continue cooking until
vegetables are done. Add shrimp pieces and bring to a
boil again. Thicken as desired with a paste of water and
cornstarch. Add salt (very little) and pepper to taste.

Serves 3 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Crockpot Octopus in Wine and Tomatoe Sauce

1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 lb Octopus tentacles
1 cup dry red wine
4 very ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup tomatoe sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme
1 cup water
salt, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Wash the Octopus tentacles and slice into 1/2 inch pieces. Put oil and garlic into a pan and saute for a few minutes. Add the onions and cook until transparent. Place in crockpot and add remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours or until Octopus is tender. Salt and pepper to taste. Generally this is served over rice.
Serves 4 to 5
Refrigerate remainder
When reheating in microwave do not overheat or Octopus will become rubbery

Rec: Microwave Sausage And Clam Soup

3/4 lb hot Italian sausage
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 bunch snipped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 (28 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes with juice
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 (6.5 oz) cans minced clams, drained with juice reserved
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a large microwave-safe dish, microwave sausage 3
minutes on high, until no longer pink. Remove sausage
from dish. Stir garlic and olive oil into sausage drippings
and microwave 1 minute. Stir in onion, bell pepper, parsley
and basil and microwave 3 minutes, until just tender.
Stir in the mushrooms and cook 2 minutes. Then stir in
the tomatoes, wine and reserved clam juice. Cover and
cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring once. Stir in the sausage
and cook 4 minutes more. Let stand 5 minutes before
stirring in the clams and salt. Serve hot.

Serves 2 to 3
Refrigerate remainder
Can be carefully reheated in microwave

Rec: Alaska Octopus Gumbo

1/2 cup diced bacon
2 cups water
1 pint fresh Octopus, steamed until tender
2 cups slightly undercooked steamed rice
1 lb canned tomatoes
1 can okra
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup diced onions
1 diced green pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup diced celery
salt and pepper to taste

Saute onions, celery, cayenne and green pepper in oil until
tender. Boil bacon in water for 15 minutes then add the rest
of the ingredients. Simmer together for 10 to 20 minutes.
Best served together with warm cornbread.

Serves 3 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be carefully reheated in microwave, the Octopus will
become rubbery if overdone

Monday, May 08, 2017

The Thought For Today

"The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television." - Dave Barry

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Saturday, May 06, 2017


Yup, and it only comes once a year - ENJOY!

Thursday, May 04, 2017


It's that time of year again, so break out your light sabers and robes and celebrate the light side (unless you're with the dark side, then to Niflheim with you).