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Do you have a recipe for a slow-cooker breakfast dish that has no pork in it?
Grease your slow cooker. In a frying pan heat 1 tbsp. olive oil; cook, peel and slice one Yukon potato and one onion. Fry until browned about 7 minutes, add to slow cooker. Add half tsp. paprika. In a bowl whisk together: 12 eggs, 1-tsp. hot sauce, salt and pepper, to taste, 2 ounces goat cheese, and half-cup diced canned tomatoes. Pour egg mixture over potatoes. Close lid and cook on low until eggs are set, about four hours.
Option: Add half-cup cooked and diced chicken to the mixture. Enjoy!
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I bought a used exercise machine and didn’t realize it came from a smoker’s home. I can’t stand the smell. Do you know how I can get rid of the smoke smell? I think it’s mostly in the foam-wrapped handles.
Many people suggest that wiping exercise equipment with apple cider vinegar or dish soap will remove odours, but I have found this is not effective because the smoke has penetrated every part of the equipment including the belts. The most effective solution for removing the smell is to rent an ozone machine from a hardware store and use it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This little machine is not recommended for regular use, but it is great for enclosed areas that are affected by: pets, smoke or flood damage. The machine lets out a molecule called O3 (which is oxygen with an extra molecule attached). The third molecule escapes into the air and absorbs all odours. If you are targeting the foam handles alone, wrap newspaper around them and tape it on to absorb the smell.
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• To keep cheese fresh, wash a box and line the bottom with paper towel. Add one tablespoon vinegar, top with a layer of wax paper. Cheese will keep fresh indefinitely. Joan
• My best barbecue meal includes bacon, onion and ground beef. Take the entire first layer off an onion. Roll a portion of ground beef into a ball the size of a golf ball and place the beef inside the onion as a cover. Wrap the beef/onion ball with strips of bacon and fasten with toothpicks that have been soaked in water. Grill until cooked through. Pam
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