Betty Crocker shows you a different way of cooking in the cookbook Cooking Basics! (great book)

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I stumbled upon a book called Cooking Basics, a
Betty Crocker edition. It introduces you to the
cooking tools and the herbs and
what kinds of foods their used for. The have both
illustrations and terms of pasta that goes together.
Then, they go over food safety and cleanliness. The
book’s presentation is sky high good, on the very best
level. They have recipes I have never tried and some
I have heard of. They have salads for the health nuts
and the people wanting to lose
weight.

They list the ingredients, the prep times, the full
time it takes to cook the dish, calories and tips
all together on one page. The tips are highly informing.
The spaghetti with marinara sauce says that the
sauce may look ready to eat afterheating to a boil.
Yet, the longer you cook it over low heat is needed
to develop the flavors.

With Fetuccine alfredo,it says use a fork to lift one
strand of fettuccine and press gently against inside
of the Dutch oven. This pasta should be tender,
not mushy.IF you don’t have some of the ingredients
listed for the dish, they list substitutes.Those
are just a few of the tips in the book.

This book has recipes like garlic smashed potatoes,
lasagna, macaroni and cheese, pumpkin pie,mousse
cake and other delicious desserts. As for other foods,
the book also has recipes for grilled
pork chops,meatloaf, taco casserole,lemon chicken
stir fry, Dijon chicken, Roasted chicken and potatoes,
veggie lasagna, rigatoni, chicken and spinach stuff
shells and much more. Now, I just pointed out some
of the foods I like spotted in the book. If you
want to know about more of its recipes, buy it,
borrow it, or get it from the library.

There is plenty of information for you to collect
from this book. There is plenty to keep in your mind
and see displayed in your cooking.
I would recommend this book “Cooking Basics” for
those on all cooking levels. I just got this book
because I’m a beginner cook. I know how to cook hot dogs,
french fries, and an egg, but that’s all. I want to
learn the recipes in this book and do a takeover.
I want to cook food I enjoy and that others
enjoy. I want to experiment with cooking and see
what special touches I can figure out based on this book.

African Hairstyles-Styles of Yesterday and Today!

First, I want to show much appreciation for the beauty and style of the

black race. Among thinking about such themes, I decided to look

up books that talked about African hairstyles. I then found this

book called “African Hairstyles-Styles of Yesterday and Today.

This book discusses the hairstyles of Black Egyptians. It expressed

that ancient black Africans used beeswax to preserve their

braids and twists. Throughout the book you will also find that Black

Africans were cowrie shells and coins in their hair.

The women in the Bapoto area styled the men’s hair

in cone and mitre shapes. There’s even a presentation of

black people and their African tribes. “African Hairstyles-Styles of

Yesterday and Today” balances the Black African men and Black

African women hairstyles. You wanna see the many ways you can

do cornrows? Check out this book. You get that. You also get a

history of the African hairstyles.Some of the cornrows extend

into a bun, curve at an angle, and have red clay incorporated in it

and animal fat. These fancy African  cornrowed hairstlyes have

some type of curls embodied within them.  One particular

hairstyle show reminds me so much of the pyramids. Their

many hairstyles compliment their African facial features.

Some of their  hairstyles even accompany beads.

I love this book with all my heart. It gives fine details.

Besides the fact that it puts on a display of African hairstyles,

it lists the process of threading. It shows that you can do

a billion more things with African hairstyles than just an

ordinary one. By the way, you’ll notice Caucasians

in this book sporting hairstyles that are originally made

by Black Africans. You might want to purchase or even

borrow this book. Ladies… Gentleman…You’re gonna love it.

Information on the book

Title- African Hairstyles : Styles of Yesterday and Today

Author- Esi Sagay   Published by Heinemann in London

Ibadan, and Narobi       Copyrighted 1983.

 

 

 

 

The Ford Escape Car gives you control in bad weather and reduces emissions while driving ! (My review of the car)

Hello all. WHat are some features you look for in

a car? It’s not just cutting down on time to get you

to your destination. You want more benefits and the more

benefits the better it sounds. Well, that is important reason why

I just wanted to take the time to promote my

favorite car, the Ford Escape. Oh it’s beautiful and shiny.

It’s worthy of much applaud.

Now, getting into the Ford Escape’s benefits.  The Ford Escape’s

AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ helps

maintain control in rain, ice, or snow. It has auto start stop

technology to reduce emissions during city driving. WHen it

stops, the engine cuts off. It restarts when you step on the

accelarator or move off the brake pedal. With one of it’s features,

you change gears rather quickly. Another of one this car’s features

lets you  know if you are going too fast on a curve or dry or wet pavement,

by slowing you down.

Whoa! I had no idea this beauty had so many vital features. Now,

it gives more meaning to this car. If I had to pick my number

one car, it would be the FORD ESCAPE! I treat it like a valuable person.

I LOVE this car. In addition, I did a tally of how many times I saw this

car.Here are the details:

I did this tally April 20, 2016 before 8am to 7pm. This very

beautiful day I noticed I saw this car 129 times in one day on my

journey Dearborn Heights, Michigan to Detroit, Michigan. I made

sure every time I saw this car I put a line on the paper. This tallying

method is a representation of just how popular this car really is.

http://www.ford.com/suvs/escape/features/#page=Feature6

How to Pass the Driving Test your First Time Book Review!!

chryslerI’ve always wanted to know how to drive. When I did

drive years ago, I was nervous. Think about it. The

vehicle is bigger than me and is run by me. That

means I have to be extra cautious and know what I’m

doing. I kept studying the road signs and situations

from a specific book called ” DMV Test: How to Pass on Your First

Try”. It’s an excellent, high quality affordable book.

It lays out the most dangerous situations to avoid

like not texting on the phone while driving. They

even lay out the things you should do. They state

the following:

  • Accelerate smoothly.
  • Stop the vehicle gently
  • Make sure your vehicles is in the proper gear.
  •  Signal for all lane changes and turns.
  •  Look for potential hazards. Check your mirrors frequently.
  • Check your blind spots before changing lanes.
  • Know where to stop, like at crosswalks!

The book ask questions on the following:

  • The narrow bridge ahead sign
  • The cattle sign
  •  Right lane end signs
  • A crossroads sign
  • Which sign the shape represents
  • They ask what situations represent service, regulatory, route,and warning signs
  • Where certain signs
  • Location signs
  • Clearance signs
  • Defensive driving
  • Left turn hand signal
  • How far to look ahead or park your car from something
  • How low beams should be used
  • Safe following distances
  • Intersections
  • Passing
  • Speed Limits
  • What you should do in particular driving situation

Well, I studied the book from the Secretary of State, and wrote it down

over and over. I then bought the book “DMV Test: How to Pass on your First

Try”. I studied that book and had fun with the questions. I went up to

the Secretary of State and took the test with my BIRTH CERTIFICATE

accompanying me. Ofcourse, they want to see your birth certificate and

state id so you can take the driving test. I got my permit because I passed

the test. Then, I went to one of the driving school’s and took about 9

driving sessions, 3 hours per week, for $150.00 weekly. That is expensive.

When I first started my driving session,

I was told to relax and hold the steering wheel at 9/3 like on a clock. I was

also told to signal left and right turns and to let the steering wheel

glide through my hands. I was then told to put the car in park ,put the car in drive,

check my mirrors before I take off. I learned some things.

In order to go into the right lane, I must check the front mirror,

the outside right mirror, and over my shoulder, which is the back window

right. Then for a left lane change, I should still look at the front mirror,

left mirror outside the car, and over my shoulder (left back window of car).

I had fun driving and was a very cautious new driver. I wanted to keep

driving but my source of money ran out. I have to use my other

money for something else. And one last thing- Just because you

take the driving test online and fail doesn’t mean you won’t pass the

driving test in person.

I failed One of the driving tests online,  then passed  ANOTHER

driving test onlilne, but passed the driving test at the Secretary of State.

They don’t even ask you all the questions in the book I mentioned earlier,

or from the dmv tests for michigan online. Plus, in that book I told you

about, it is a question and answer book. It includes 202 questions and

answers. So go ahead, build up your  courage. Get it done! Thanks to

my subscribers, readers, people who like my work!

I wish you blessings. Now, gchryslero and ace that test!

Source : “DMV Test: How To Pass On Your First Try”

I got the braid and twist style! (pictures inside)

I got the hairstyle from contemplating a new look. I told the stylists i want cornrows going up and twists at the top. I notice that when you don’t get parts in your twists and braids the hair looks fuller. Anyways, The top center section is where I told her to put the two strand twists. The twists really jazz it up. They flow right into the braided style. My stylist was a cosmetology student that said she would do her relative’s hair just like mine. I was honored to hear such words. This look just made me happy and I feel like a model. Aww, I will get this style again.

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I strutted around town in my Egyptian costume on Halloween ! (Pictures inside)

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I Tamarva, have always loved Halloween. The main reason

I love Halloween is because I get to dress up. I love, love, love

to dress up. So this year I ordered an Egytpian costume. This

costume comes with the multi-colored jewel collar, the black

and gold dress, the gold belt, and the wig.I bought the Egyptian

headdress separately. I also got the lipstick and eyeliner. I didn’t

wear the face stones until a few days after. I was not able

to duplicate the eye of horus around the lining of my eye.

I didn’t wear the fake eyelashes. I was not able to find the

perfect shoes for the outfit until I stumbled upon Payless.

I went into that store and saw some fine shiny black shoes

with a wonderful slant to them. They were $25.99. It costs

me over $50.00 for the outfit and accessories. Oh, and

Happy Belated Halloween! I was supposed to do this

post earlier. Peace!DesiSmileys.com

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The Secret of the Stones, a magic book involving black children who turn back and forth from human to stones!

 


Photo credit: Anton Vakulenko via Foter.com / CC BY-SA

I have wanted to write children’s stories for the longest.

I’ve always thought in order to write children’s I have to understand children.

I have to get inside the mind of a child. I know there are three things

important to a story: desire, obstacle, and resolution. These are

just three of the important things in a story. When I read “The Secret

of the Stones” I was truly amazed. Now let me give you a brief

synopsis. “The secret of the stones” is a story about a black

couple having no children.

They stumble upon two stones that

they take back home. These stones turned into a black orphan

boy and black orphan girl. They do all the cleaning and housework

while the black couple is out but disappear when they return.

They were spotted due to a neighbor. Yet, they had to get a

magic charm to make the children reappear briefly. Then,

they finally figure out how to take off the spell permanently,

so that the children never disappear. I love this happy story.

The whole concept of the story takes my mind to another place.

I wish this story was possible in real life. I describe the

story as mysterious. I had so much fun reading this.

The whole perspective is fresh and new. It impressed me

compared to the other children’s books I read but didn’t

get into. I rate this story a 10 out of 10 and it is number 1

out of my top 10.

The story is called “The Secret of the Stones” and it is

retold by Robert. D. San SOuci. The pictures

are by James Ransome. The publisher is Phyllis Fogelman

books and the state of publishing is New York.

Photo credit: Anton Vakulenko via Foter.com / CC BY-SA

The African Holistic Health Book tells you the natural way to treat illnesses and the acheivements of black people!

What are  two more important topics in the world besides money,

a car, a house, long hair, and a thin body?  Health and black History

ofcourse. They both influence the future. So it’s best to know them

both and know them well. The book talks about illnesses like :

arthritis, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, backache,

autism, bad breath, breast cancer, broken bones, cancer, etc. He lists

herbs to help with specific illnesses from A to Z. It talks about

the accomplishments of African Americans, how the eyes can

show signs of disease, how the oldest instrument in the world

is the AFRICAN harp. The African drum language was stolen by

Caucasians. It lets you know that black people hear, sing, and

play music at a higher level because of the melanin in the

inner ear bones and great bone density and the melaninated hair.

Because black people have a high melanin content we

can taste the full range of flavor of foods, can smell the

true aromas, and have the highest psyche ability. And ofcourse,

since us black people have a built ihigh amount of melanin ,

we are protected from the sun’s uv rays. Black people have

hair shaped like the galaxy. Our eyes are brown, due to melanin

content. White people have blue eyes, green, and gray eyes

because you can see their veins in the back of their eyes. It also

goes more into the history of the black way of life. It shows that

using European customs and ways of life has destroyed black

relationships. Well, these are just quick highlights of the book.

You get way more knowledge when you read it. It’s alot to know.

It’s alot to then show. It’s way more than I’ve said here.

It’s serious business and I have faith that it can change your life

for the better.

Credit to: The book African Holistic Health by Dr. Llaila O. Afrika