Sunday, July 18, 2010

FANTASITC!!! "Fresh Tomatoe Mushroom Salad Recipe"

We found this recipe on It's extremely delicious and refreshing after a hot day!

At my house we add some Cilantro & Fresh Garlic to this recipe and we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, it!

1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms

1/2 c. salad oil

1/4 c. wine vinegar

1/4 c. finely chopped parsley

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

2 c. sliced tomatoes

1 c. thinly sliced onion

Rinse, pat dry and slice fresh mushrooms. Place in serving bowl. Combine oil, vinegar, parsley, salt, sugar, garlic powder and black pepper. Mix well. Pour over mushrooms, toss well to coat. Add tomatoes and onions; toss lightly. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour before serving. Makes 6 servings. (You can substitute bottled Italian dressing for the oil-and-vinegar version given.)

Here is the link for this recipe on,1943,144177-249192,00.html

Quote of the day........

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination ~ Nelson Mandela

Friday, July 16, 2010


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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Gluten Free Play Dough Recipe & Links

There are so many kids with Gluten Intolerance these days that when I came across this Gluten Free Play Dough Recipe,I thought I would share.....

This recipe comes from the "Celiac Sprue Association"

Gluten-Free Play Dough

½ cup rice flour

½ cup cornstarch

½ cup salt

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 cup water

1 teaspoon cooking oil

Food coloring, if desired


Mix ingredients. Cook and stir on low heat for 3 minutes or until it forms a ball. Cool completely before storing in a sealable plastic bag.

Here are some more links for Gluten Free Play Dough & Gluten Free Information....

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Random Quotes

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him."
Louis L. Mann

"Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls."
David Thomas

"He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Are you fit company for the person you wish to become?"

"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God."

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Can The Chicken Pox Vaccine Cause Shingles??? YES!!!

Right before school let out for the summer I got a phone call from my son's school asking me to come pick him up because he had a strange rash. They were saying he was complaining because it was hurting and itching at the same time. The school nurse thought it could be chicken pox but after seeing the rash I knew that no way was it chicken pox. I had never seen shingles in person before and had NEVER heard of a small child getting shingles before. After SEVERAL visits to the doctors the final conclusion was that he had shingles. They hadn't seen a child with shingles before & then they let me know that he could have gotten it from having had chicken pox. The thing is........he had never had chicken pox but had been given the chicken pox vaccine. I was then told that the chicken pox vaccine can cause shingles but that they could not say exactly that the vaccine was the cause.

I have since done a bunch of research on this matter & the information is not good. If I were asked to give me personal opinion regarding this vaccine, I would say DON'T DO IT! There is now is a shingles vaccine and research is still going on for a Shingles Vaccine for adults as a result from the chicken pox vaccine. Here are some links to information, reports and research I have found regarding shingles and the chicken pox vaccine.........

There is now a Federal Program and Web Site where those who have been hurt by a vaccine can ask for help or compensation. The phone number for the National Vaccine Compensation Program is: 1-800-338-2382.
The web site is....