Recipe: King’s Wings



Here it is! My prized chicken wing recipe, which has been a favorite in my family for years. They are easy to make and still my favorite.

King’s Wings

1 package frozen chicken wings, or other prepared chicken wings (thawed)
1 bottle soy sauce
1 bottle tabasco sauce

Perpare grill. Place chicken wings on hot grill and turn frequently. Baste with prepared mixture of soy sauce and tabasco sauce. I usually use equal parts of each. (Half bottle of soy sauce and equal amount of tabasco, but this is definitely to taste.) They are fairly hot this way. You can experiment with the mix and make it to your liking.

Enjoy!

Barb

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Posted in Cooking in your kitchen on August 29th, 2008 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Stay Productive With To-Do Lists!



I don’t know about you, but I am one on those people that likes lists. They not only help me stay organized, but I just seem to get way more accomplished when I write things down. Right now, we are in the process of moving, and I don’t know what I’d do without my lists. The process of moving can feel overwhelming at times, but by writing tasks down to complete, I at least feel that I’m making progress and getting somewhere.

Like many others, I use to-do lists both at work and at home to help me keep track of projects and tasks that need to get completed. Some people however, feel trapped by lists because they always feel like there is something that has to be done. (e.g. When I get this done, I can do that.) According to When To-Do Lists Take Over, an article found in the April/May 2007 issue of Body + Soul magazine, “It’s a common but deadly trap in which we use to-do lists to put off the present and focus, instead, on the future — either waiting for it to begin or hurrying to get there. We instead need to think of lists as tools by which you learn to live each moment.” Often it is a better idea to write down just those things that can be accomplished in a day.

Following are a few links for some online To-Do Lists to help you stay organized:

http://www.tadalist.com/

http://www.solutionwatch.com/450/25-to-do-lists-to-stay-productive/

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Uncategorized on August 28th, 2008 by Barb | | 2 Comments



Pickle Juice Popsicles?…Only At The Minnesota State Fair!



Last Friday, I got a chance to visit this year’s Minnesota State Fair. It was a hot and humid day, so the majority of our time was spent outside people watching, as the indoor exhibits were much too stuffy! The whole day I was anticipating the Grandstand event of the evening…Brad Paisley with special guests, Jewel, and Chuck Wicks. MN State FairBefore the concert, we had a great day and saw some very interesting events, including a marriage proposal on the 5:00 p.m. Kare 11 newscast, polka dancing at the International Bazaar stage, and of course, all of the interesting food stands!

I don’t know about you, but every year, I look forward to hearing what the new food “on a stick,” will be at the fair. This year, I had heard a lot about chocolate covered bacon, and pickle juice popsicles. While both of these sounded interesting, I was not brave enough to try either. Maybe I am boring…or traditional, but I stuck to the old stand-by’s of french fries and corn dogs. Take a look at some of the photos below for other strange, but interesting items on a stick. 

We finished the day off with the big finale, the Brad Paisley concert. He played all of my favorites, including Waitin’ on a Woman, Whiskey Lullaby, I’m Still a Guy, Letter to Me, Mud on the Tires, She’s Everything, and Celebrity. It was great!

I hope you get a chance to experience the fair this year!!

Feel free to share…

Angie

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Posted in Uncategorized on August 25th, 2008 by Angie | | 2 Comments



Get The Straight Facts On Radon And Granite Countertops!



Unfortunately, there are still rumors and mis-leading information going around about radon and granite countertops. The scare, which was prompted by claims made by an independent group funded by two engineered stone manufacturers, has some consumers confused and questioning the safety of granite countertops. While it is true that granites contain material that can produce minute amounts of radon gas, it is in fact, literally insignificant when mixed with the rest of the air throughout a house. Most radon found in homes comes from ground soil, well water, etc.

It is sad when anyone, especially a competing product/company, would use scare tactics, and mis-leading information to try and gain market share. The stone industry however, is fighting back. The MIA, Marble Institute of America, has talked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to facilitate new scientific standards for testing granite countertops for radon and is also working with the scientific community, etc.

If you have any questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact us. You can also research the topic further by investigating following links.

For information from an independent website, please click on the link below:

http://www.radon.com/radon/granite.html

For more information from the MIA, Marble Institute of America, please click on the link below:

The Truth About Granite & Radon

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Company, Granite, Industry News on August 21st, 2008 by Barb | | 3 Comments



Now That’s Refreshing!



I don’t know about you, but I don’t watch much TV these days. I kind of boycotted it over the last several years because of all of those reality TV shows. Sure I catch some TV from time to time, but I much prefer the good old sit-coms, an interesting series, or a good movie.

Anyway—it has been refreshing the last week, or so watching the Olympics! I’ve always enjoyed the spirit of all of the various countries coming together, as well as the competition. My favorite event has always been gymnastics! There’s just something about the strength, endurance, and elegance that has always drawn me to it. Last night, I was able to catch the girls un-even parallel bars event. Although there were some fantastic performances, I’m not sure I agree with the out-come, and their new tie-breaking rule. If it were my decision, I would have given both the USA and China a gold. Life isn’t always fair…but that’s another whole blog.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Uncategorized on August 19th, 2008 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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