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MY GLORY ACCORDION DAYS


OK here's something you did not know about me... and this is an important part of my background which I'm sure you're all dying to know...

 I used to play the accordion!  Yep - eat yer hearts out.  Red "mother-of-pearl" it was and I hated the sumbitch from the minute I started playing it.  But my parents made me keep taking lessons b/c it was expensive.  And to add insult to injury - I had to carry that dang thing in its ugly, gigundo CASE and walk - that's

DUMP CAKE BONANZA!!

               TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FANS! 
                      I just had a STELLAR idea... 

                   Let's have a "DUMP CAKE" BONANZA! 
 

What on earth is DUMP CAKE, you ask.

YUMMY Black Bean Hummus

Mediterraneo's Black Bean Hummus
 
WOA!!  I made this yesterday for a little different treat for John and me to munch on when he got home from work.  IT IS FABULOUS! And it's every BETTER the next day!  Try it!  And hummus is GOOD FOR YOU as I'm sure you know.  Use it with pita chips and you have a very healthy snack! :>
 
Mediterraneo's Black Bean Hummus
Source: My friend Ron Douglas, who got it via the LA Times, who got it from Mediterraneo Restaurant in Hermosa Beach, CA.

MY NEW FAVORITE THINGS. . .

BOY, OH BOY!!  I've discovered some new products that have become my very favorites -  practically overnight.  Here they are.... not necessarily in order of preference.  In fact I don't think I could list them according to preference.  I LOVE 'EM ALL!!
 
 
First - my newZEST GRATER  This is the snazzy little grater you see on all the "foodie" TV networks and IT WORKS WONDERS. Here's what one customer said. . .
 
"I purchasedthis after spending 2 hours zesting limes for a gourmet cookie recipe with the traditional potato-peeler + food processor method.

My New E-Book

Hi Kidzzz! Just wanted to drop the word that I finished my very first eBook! And you can have it for FREE just by signing up for my monthly newsletter/hotsheet. The Ebook is my "Six Sisters Favorite Family Recipes". I think you'll like it! It's fun and funny and the recipes are terrific! (I've had every one several times over the years).
 
Here's the sign up form if you don't want to go all the way back to the "Welcome" page. Let me know how you like the eBook! - P
 
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This was NOT what it looked like! I swear!

I've been going to a nail salon here in Boise that I really like.  It's housed inside the Wal-Mart store where I shop a lot, so it's really convenient.  It's owned by 2 Chinese brothers; Huong and Ing.  Their wives work there too, and that's the entire staff.  Those 4 people work their tails off and they're very good at their trade!  They're clean, courteous, and their mani's and pedi's are unbelievably relaxing.  I'm so happy that their business seems to be doing well.

Easy Fab-o Chicken Casserole

      EASY FAB-O CHICKEN CASSEROLE
           
KIND OF A MEXICAN-Y CHICKEN.
                                             
                                  

Another fab-o and EASY cake recipe!

                    BUTTERSCOTCH RUM CAKE 
 
YAHOO! WOOT WOOT!  I just found ANOTHER fabulous cake recipe that meets
all my stringent requirements...
          -  EASY
          - COMMON INGREDIENTS
          - AFFORDABLE
 
Got this from a favorite website (I'm a member there, actually),  called

Not My Day! Haircut Disaster!

                              NOT MY DAY!  HAIRCUT DISASTER!
OH Boy.  Why ME. . .
So it was FINALLY time for my hair appt.  I really needed to get my hair done (old-fashioned term, huh?  "Got my hair done") b/c the roots were long, gray, and - well.... disgusting.  So I made the appt for roots and a few foils, plus trim.

Yummy Southwestern Salad w Black Beans

Top fresh, crisp salad greens with black beans, sweet corn, and grape tomatoes - then bring it all together with this fresh avocado-lime dressing. It has a Mexican-y flair.  Very good! 
 
Wish I could take credit for this because it is just fabulous, but I actually got the recipe from the Eating Well Cookbook.  Don't be put off by the amount of ingredients - you blend most of them together so it isn't nearly as complicated as it looks.  Man oh man, this is DELICIOUS!