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Why I love the 4th of July from Boomer Alley

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Underneath the sarcasm and attitude, there's a sincere message about safety with fireworks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWKelrScS58&feature=PlayList&p=F1032E63790470E8&index=1&playnext=2&playnext_from=PL I also happen to agree with him about identifying idiots when they're small and grabbing 3000 F sparklers. Yeah. Feel free to share around. Gives the rest of the world another reason to laugh at us. Like they don't have enough already. "Stupid rich Americans..." Granted and stipulated. We are rich Americans. We like being rich Americans. This is one of the many ways we identify the stupid members of our population. You see, Darwin was right. In nature, stupidity is self-correcting.
Lena Austinhttp://www.LenaAustin.comhttp://depravedduchess.blogspot.com

Taking the Bread of of Burger but Leaving a Bun

The other day, my DD3 and I looked over one of my many low carb cookbooks and found a new recipe for Portobella Pizzas. The only difference between this and any other individual pizza recipe was the substitution of a portobella mushroom for the bread, dough, English muffin, or crust of any kind. Intrigued, we tried it that night. As usual, we made our own marinara sauce, threw on a few turkey pepperoni slices, some ground beef, and of course, CHEESE.
Because portobella mushrooms are a little drier than buttons, you just flip them on their backs, stuff the cap with your goodies, and bake long enough for the sauce to heat and the cheese to melt. Fast, easy, and gooooood! Don't over-cook the portobella if you're the kind who thinks mushrooms are slimy. They're better almost raw, really.
Now for my version of Devil Burgers without the Sin of bread...
Mix:
1 lb ground beef
¼ c. minced onion
¼ c. Chili sauce
2 tsp. Horseradish
2 t. Worcestershire sauce
2 t. prepared mustard
1 t. salt
¼ tsp…

Breakfast on the Go! Low Carb!

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Breakfast on the GoRunning late for work? Trying to get the kids off to school? Do these scenarios sound familiar? Too often, the pace of everyday life leaves us with little time to cook and prepare healthy meals — especially breakfast. Often, it seems easier to grab a bagel or doughnut on the way to the office or even skip breakfast altogether. But both of these practices can sabotage your healthy lifestyle. Eating refined carbs are likely to cause cravings to return, and skipping breakfast may encourage you to overeat throughout the day. Fortunately, there are a number of delicious South Beach Diet–approved breakfast options that are perfect for eating on the go. Here, some Phase-specific choices:Phase 1:
Precooked deviled or hard-boiled eggs (hard-boiled eggs will stay fresh in the fridge for up to a week) Celery sticks with natural, no-added-sugar peanut butter Single-serve nonfat or one-percent cottage-cheese cups Turkey bacon (plan ahead and cook up some slices ahead of time) Ind…

Yahoo! Food - What Chain-Food Favorites Cost in Exercise - Yahoo! Fresh Picks on Yahoo! Food

Really, I think this is interesting. I am not willing to bike, run, or swim to make up for these momentary thrills.
Personal message:I saw this story on Yahoo! Food and thought that you might be interested.What Chain-Food Favorites Cost in Exercise - Yahoo! Fresh Picks on Yahoo! Food
http://food.yahoo.com/blog/yahoofreshpicks/9960/what-chain-food-favorites-cost-in-exercise/Yahoo! Foodhttp://food.yahoo.com