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Friday, July 20, 2012

QUICK & EASY HOMEMADE PIZZA


                         Red Pepper and Cheese Pizza

Here is a quick and easy homemade pizza recipe that your family will absolutely love! You may never go to another pizza restaurant again.........

PIZZA CRUST (Makes 2 large crusts)

7 Tab. Olive Oil or Softened Butter(I prefer butter crust)
1 Pkg. Active Dry Yeast or  2 1/2 teaspoons
4 cups Flour
2 Tab.  Sugar
1/2 Tab Salt
1 1/2 Cups warm water

In a small bowl dissolve the yeast in a little of the warm water. Add the sugar. Stir to dissolve. Add the rest of the warm water, then the softened butter or olive oil.  Mix.  In another bowl  mix the flour and salt. Now, slowly incorporate the flour and salt mixture into the wet ingredients. Knead dough until smooth and elastic about 3-5 minutes, adding additional flour as needed to keep the dough from getting too sticky. Place into an oiled bowl and cover with a light cloth. Set in a warm place away for 15-20 min.

While the dough is resting turn your oven on  to 400 degrees F.  Get out your pizza pan or stone  and oil it with olive oil or butter. Chop up vegetables that you are going to put on your pizza,  such as  peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc. You can add a variety of toppings to your pizza or just make cheese pizza. If you are adding meat just be sure that it is pre-cooked.

After your dough has rested for the 15-20 minutes, divide it in half. Oil up your hands, then press and shape your dough onto your stone or pan. Press out flat, then roll the edges to the inside to form the edges of the pizza dough. Cover the entire dough with olive oil to prevent shrinkage during baking.

Place  your pizza stone or pan with the shaped dough into your pre-heated oven for 7-10 minutes or until it is slightly brown on top. Remove from oven. Add your pizza sauce or tomatoes, then place on your meat, then vegetables or whatever other toppings that you prefer. Cover with your choice of cheese or cheeses. Place in the oven for another 7-15 minutes depending on how many toppings that you have added to the pizza.

Cut to serve. YOU AND  YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE THIS PIZZA!

*TIPS - This recipe makes 2 large medium thickness pizza crusts. The dough can also be frozen for later use. You can let the dough rest and rise longer than 15-20 minutes if desired.

I would love to read comments about what toppings you add to your pizza. Please feel free to comment below.

Happy Eating!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hot Weather Tips for Dogs

With the warm summer weather, keeping our dogs and pets safe is a priority. Remember, dogs and other pets can easily develop heat stroke just like us humans. Keeping them cool and comfortable during hot summer days is vital to their heath. Here are a few tips for keeping your dogs safe during the dog days of summer. :)

1. When your dog is outside please be sure that he/she has a shaded area to seek relief from the sun.

2. If your dog must stay outside during the hot weather providing him/her with a shallow unbreakable pool of water is a welcome relief from the heat and will help keep their body temperature at a healthy level. Also, providing them with a fan will do wonders at providing them with added comfort. However, please use caution with fans. They need to be placed out of reach from the dog so that they have no chance of injuring themselves on the circulating blades or electrical cords.

3. Mist your dog with water to cool him/her down. Remember to wet all areas of the body including the paws and under belly.

4. Walk or play with your dog in the early morning or evening hours when the temperature is cooler. If you are walking them on pavement, check the temperature of the pavement with your own hand. If it is too hot for you, chances are that it is too hot for your dog. Paw pads can easily become burned or scorched on hot surfaces.

5. If possible, provide a cool area inside a cool building or your home for your dog during the heat of the day.

6. Take your dog to a shallow lake or pond for a cool swim. However, use caution when visiting public lakes, rivers and recreational areas, checking that there are no fish hooks, broken glass, etc. laying in the areas where your dog will be playing, swimming or walking.

For more Hot Weather Tips for Dogs your may enjoy the information for found at these websites:

http://www.cesarsway.com/tips/seasonal/top-summer-tips/

http://www.dogskool.com/hot-weather-tips.html

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

How To Add Pin it Button In Blogger

                                             

With Pinterest being the fastest growing of the social networks seeing an average of 11 million visits per week, it's easy to understand why many bloggers are wondering how they can add a  PIN IT button to their blog.  Getting your blog posts pinned is a great way to boost views to your blog so that a greater number of readers can benefit from your blog's  content.

Here is an easy code that you can use for adding a PIN IT Widget Button on your blog in Blogger:


<a href='javascript:void(run_pinmarklet1())'><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lRae8bdMpuA/TzuLrnycXaI/AAAAAAAACQE/YVYUjfs7dm8/s1600/pinmask2.png" style='margin:0; padding:0; border:none;'/></a> 
<script type='text/javascript'> 
function run_pinmarklet1() { 
var e=document.createElement('script'); 
e.setAttribute('type','text/javascript'); 
e.setAttribute('charset','UTF-8'); 
e.setAttribute('src','http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinmarklet.js?r='+Math.random()*99999999); 
document.body.appendChild(e); 

</script>


Simply "Copy"  the above code, go to the "Design" feature in Blogger, Select  "Add a Gadget", then Select "HTML/JavaScript",  then simply paste the code in. Save. From the "Design" feature in Blogger you can move the widget button to any area in your blog that you would like it to appear.

HAPPY PINNING!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

SUMMER LIP PROTECTION

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Now that we are in the heat of summer, dry chapped lips can become of a particular concern to all sun worshipers across the northern hemisphere. The sun is now at it's highest most point in the sky which means the effects of it's intensity on our skin, hair and lips can rob necessary moisture from those areas of our delicate bodies.

Hydrating those areas is extremely important to keeping them on lips because beeswax locks in moisture, fosters cells and protects skin from damaging environmental factors.

Beeswax is also a naturally nourishing moisturizer as well as being anti-bacterial, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory and a germicidal antioxidant.

Making a good choice in your purchase and use of a lip balm this summer is essential to healthy beautiful lips. Bee Hive Gold incorporates all of the health and beauty benefits of Organic Beeswax into it's luxurious Super Hydrating Lip Balm. Along with Organic Beeswax, Organic Sweet Almond Oil and Honey are added to further enrich the emollients and healing benefits of Bee Hive Gold Super Hydrating Lip Balm.

The ultimate smooth richness of Bee Hive Gold Super Hydrating Lip Balm is uniquely uncomparable to any lip balm you have ever used. Your lips will love you for it. And, your kisses will be the sweetest ever!

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Bee Hive Gold Super Hydrating Lip Balm is available is unflavored form and will soon be available in Raspberry, Wild Cherry, Pina Colada and Cappuccino flavors. You can order it on our website by visiting  Etsy.com website http://www.etsy.com/shop/uniquecozytreasures .

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