Bakery Style Peanut Butter & Jelly Doughnuts

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Bakery Style Peanut Butter & Jelly Doughnuts

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Prevent Hostile Situations

In today’s world of violence, we need to prepare ourselves for hostile situations. Be alert to what is going on in the area around you. If you’re on the job, work out a signal with your co-workers to let them know you’re in trouble and need assistance. Know where the nearest phone is located.

Confused or frustrated individuals need to feel they are being heard. Listen carefully and be patient. If the person is unable to clarify what the problem is, start asking questions. Paraphrase what you think you’re hearing. Help them define the problem and what they need. Let them know you understand their feelings and want to help them. Define your role and abilities for them. Let them know what you can and can not do. If you can’t solve their problem, tell them who can and how they can reach that person.

When tempers flare, your best response is to listen. Let them ventilate. Anger that isn’t diffused will build up to hostility. The best way to maintain your cool when they lose theirs, is to understand their anger isn’t a personal attack. They are mad at the situation. Watch your body language and tone of voice. Your words only deliver 7% of the message you communicate and the other 93% is body language. Keep your hands in front of you. A confused person might lash out or wonder what you’re hiding if you put your hands behind you.

Explain that you want to help them, but you can’t if they speak to you in a hostile manner. If you can’t calm the irate person down or the situation gets dangerous, walk away and call the police.

The mouse that ate the millionaires shortbread ice cream cake!

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A frosty chill, twinkles on their high-viz jackets as the joyously cheery builders knock four bells out of what used to be the kitchen ceiling.. Abba versus Adel compete with the howling of single bars of festive ditties which are bellowed and echo. Ding dong what a lovely bunch of guys they are.

The earlier part of ones morning was, however, spent with a thwarted feminist and her conciliatory Corleone-esque husband. Two crushed meteorites of unintelligible miserablism. (coo wordy)

Our over-the-net-con(ference) enabled their flamboyant gestures, briefly buffering thither and hither, as their geeky declarations of pre rehearsed, unbridled, need for one-up-man ship/or is that up-one-woman ship? Her bitchy vignettes and his horrifyingly understated retort were wilfully obscurant. (really into wordy now). Only lightened by the wry irony of the howling builders choir gifting a brilliant counterpoint to ‘All I want for Christmas is you’.

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Two bare, empty lives caused by pewtered…

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Ginger and Chili Prawn Stir Fry with Egg Fried Rice

Wish to Dish

This recipe was conceived by a common conundrum – how do I use up the ingredients left in my fridge at the end of the week and make them into a delicious meal…?


… I enjoyed the resulting stir fry so much that 1) it has become a weekly meal staple and 2) I am now sharing the recipe on here with you! As with all stir fries this is super duper easy and the actual cooking time literally takes ten minutes.

There a few thing to bare in mind with this recipe:

  1.  Know the level of heat that you enjoy. I like food that is relatively spicy (by feeble British standards anyway) so I have suggested using a whole red chili – please remember to alter this to your own taste as nothing can ruin a dish faster than feeling like your mouth has spontaneously combusted, especially if…

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Ginger Sauce

Now that it’s spring and everyone is looking forward to better weather, why not indulge in some ice cream with this sauce? You will need these ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied ginger
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

In a saucepan, add corn syrup, ginger, 1/4 cup of cream, and salt. Simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the rest of the cream. Heat through, but don’t boil it. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Serve it warm over ice cream or gingerbread.

Homemade Honeycomb

Cooking Up The Pantry

Sometimes a treat is in order and this is certainly a treat!

We happily eat this as is but if you want to be really decadent, drizzle a little melted dark chocolate over the honeycomb, then it really is “to die for”! I like to crumble it a little and sprinkle it over vanilla ice cream too, yum!

You need to move briskly when making this so have the bicarbonate already measured out and the baking sheet lined, use a medium to large pan as the honeycomb rises rapidly as soon as you add the bicarbonate and whisk it in.

Makes a slab, 25 x 15cm.


1 tablespoon honey

175g caster sugar

70g liquid glucose

2 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda


Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.

Measure the honey, sugar, glucose and water into a pan.

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I was looking through an old medical book and found this crazy advice. To treat a fever shut the person in a tight fitting room until fever subsides.

New Research on Depakote

For those of you on this drug or know someone on it, be aware of this major side effect. I was taking an updated nursing class on antidepressant and behavior drugs and learned about this new development. Depakote or Valporic Acid is used for seizures, headaches, and mood disorders. Research has determined that it may increase testosterone levels in teenaged girls causing PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome in those taking the drug before the age of 20 years old. PCOS causes a woman’s eggs to develop into cysts that collect in the ovaries, instead of released during the menses cycle. It can also lead to obesity, excess body hair, and disruptions in normal menstrual cycles.

Better Balance

Have you noticed that your balance is off? Those that have scoliosis and have problems with their joints may notice this problem.  To lower your risk of falls and to improve your balance, try this exercise. Hold onto the back of a chair for support and rise up on the balls of your feet. Hold for 5 seconds. Lower your heels to the floor. Work up to 3 sets of 10 each day. Another exercise is to stand on 1 leg for a full minute. You may hold onto a counter until your balance improves.


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