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September 18, 2008

Partisan politics:

"Say 'conservative' and they wag their tails. Say 'liberal' and they bare their fangs. More to the point, say either and all thinking ceases. . . . [P]eople hear this doublespeak and cheer. Why not? They have been taught that words mean what you need them to in a given moment. Turns out, all it requires is a limitless supply of gall and the inherent belief that people are dumber than a bag of hammers."

--Leonard Pitts Jr., Pulitzer-winning columnist. The Miami Herald, 2008 (Thanks to alert WORDster Jerry Vonderbrink)

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Simple Kitchen: Treats, meats and creams

By Errin Stevenson

July 31, 2008 | So for my final article, I decided that I am going to give you just a bunch of yummy summer recipes that you can enjoy making, serving and eating. These are some of my favorite recipes and so they will turn out!

The first recipe is just a creamy fruit salad. It is super easy and one that a beginner cook can whip up in a couple minutes.

Yogurt Berry Salad by Ashley Wood

1 Large container of Vanilla Yogurt
1 Large Pkg Vanilla Instant Pudding
1 Regular size container Cool Whip
Mix together well

Right before serving add one bag frozen mixed berries. They are good frozen and also it looks better because when they thaw the juice blends in with the yogurt mix.

The next recipe is the simplest cookie recipe and takes less than 20 minutes. When you are out of eggs, these are a great choice! These cookies are a party favorite and kids love them!

Quick and Yummy No-bake-cookies

1 stick of butter
2 c. sugar
4 T. cocoa
1ě2 c. milk
1 t. vanilla
2/3 c. peanut butter
4 c. quick oats
1 c. coconut

Melt butter in medium-large sized saucepan. Add sugar, mlik, and cocoa. Bring to a boil. Once the mixture has reached a boil, let boil for 30 seconds and then remove from heat. Add vanilla and peanut butter and stir till peanut butter is well mixed into mixture. Add oats and coconut and scoop little cookie sized balls from pan onto wax paper or aluminum foil. Makes around 20 cookies.

My husbandís favorite pork is a simple sweet pork. This tastes a lot like the pork that you would find at Cafť Rio.

Sweet Pork

2 cans of Coke
1, 3 pd pork roast
1 c. ketchup
1 c. brown sugar
hot sauce

Just simple put the pork in your slow cooker and add 2 cans of Coke. Let cook on low for 8-10 hours. Then add in your ketchup, brown sugar, and hot sauce. You add these three ingredients to get the taste you like. Continue to cook for another 3-4 hours.

Serve on tortillas or in a salad.

I hope you all enjoyed Simple Kitchen and your kitchens are full of food!



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