Yearly Archives: 2013

Tips and Tricks for Home Based Business

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When people think about business, they automatically assume that a business should be done outside. Some people join bazaars in order to sell or they advertise so that people will avail of their services but if you have a home based business, you can do a lot of things in order to get noticed. Here are just some things that you can do:

  • Advertise through popular social networking sites. There are a lot of sites that are available that will allow you to advertise for free. Be active in posting and you are bound to get noticed.
  • Open topics in forums that will help people recognize your brand name more.
  • Make sure that you have a contact number that will help people reach you when they have inquiries. If you are not available at all times, state the time when you can be reached.
  • Make your own website that will give more details about the items that you are selling.

Aside from the things mentioned above, you may be able to formulate other tips that will help your business become more successful. By persistent studying and searching, you would one day declare, ‘this site had what I was looking for‘.

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Slow Cookers, Pepper Grinders & More

Getting a hot, tasty meal on the table every night of the week can be a challenge whether you work in or outside of your home. It can be all too easy to grab take-out or prepared food to get dinner on the table but that gets expensive plus the foods are generally loaded with fat and sodium. Take it easy with a different approach to cooking – a slow cooker is the ultimate way to save time and money while you enjoy nutritious and delicious meals.


The concept of slow cooking has been around almost since people began to cook – foods left to cook over a low heat for a long periods of time will break down to release wonderful flavors; lesser cuts of meat literally fall off the bone and melt in your mouth. The modern way to cook slowly simply means that you use an appliance instead of an open flame – all you need to do is assemble the ingredients, put them in the cooking vessel and set the timer before you go about your business. Hours later you return to a home filled with the aroma of a piping hot meal that is ready to savor and enjoy.

Slow cooking lets you incorporate organic foods along with fresh herbs and spices and control everything that goes into the dish; this is a good way to address any dietary restrictions and introduce healthier foods. Craft delicious soups, stews and chili dishes along with all sorts of hearty casseroles and healthy side dishes; there’s no need to fire up the stove because you only need access to an electrical outlet and the food keeps warm for hours. Slow cooked foods are ideally suited for entertaining and there’s no need to reheat anything or worry about a hot plate since the food is self-contained, portable and ready to serve any time.

Instead of relying on salt to bring out the flavor in the food you can enjoy a wider range of herbs and spices when you prepare foods from scratch. Pepper and spice grinders bring out the best flavors when you are using dried spices or you can use fresh spices such as rosemary and thyme. If you do not have access to a local farmers market you can generally pick up fresh herbs in the produce section of the supermarket, or you might even want to try planting a small herb garden in your yard or on a windowsill.

A Christmas Thought

The joy of childhood comes but once but its memories linger through a lifetime. When Christmas comes one could only reminisce the feelings yet it revitalizes one’s spirit and rekindle the warmth of love and giving – the true essence of the holidays. It is love that brings life and it is in giving life that humanity is saved.

A blessed Thursday to all, may each gets to feel that of being a child – and feel the blessings and grace of the Father Almighty. ~~~ A friend from PAFPI