Starkist Gets You Super Bowl Ready!

Friday, January 31, 2020

  • Ingredients
  • Directions
    • In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, until softened.
    • Add the Neufchatel cheese and stir until melted. Stir in the Colby-Jack cheese and continue cooking until cheese completely melts.
    • Stir in Chicken Creations and mix well.
    • Serve with chips and vegetables.

  • Ingredients
    • 2 pouches StarKist Tuna Creations in BOLD Tapatio
    • 1 cup black refried beans (or 1/2 cup smashed black beans)
    • 1 cup shredded lettuce
    • 1 cup small diced tomatoes
    • 1 cup crumbled Queso Fresco cheese (or 1/2 cup Neufchatel cheese, room temperature)
    • 1 cup small diced red onion
    • 1 cup prepared guacamole
    • 8, 8 oz. juice or martini glasses
  • Directions
    • Line up glasses on a work surface. Place 2 Tbsp. of refried beans in the bottom of each glass and smooth out.
    • Top each with a layer of ~ 2 Tbsp. lettuce, followed by 2 Tbsp. tomatoes, 2 Tbsp. cheese and 2 Tbsp. red onion
    • Top the red onion with 3 Tbsp. guacamole and spread evenly over the onion.
    • Top the guacamole with ~ 1-1/2 Tbsp. Tuna. Serve with tortilla chips or vegetables on the side.

  • Ingredients
    • 1 pouch Albacore White Tuna in Water
    • 1/4 cup light sour cream
    • 1 Tbsp. chopped red onion
    • 1/2 tsp. finely chopped chipotle pepper
    • 1 tsp. - 1 Tbsp. chopped mango or mango nectar
    • 2 tsp. chopped cilantro
    • 1/8 tsp. ground cumin
  • Directions
    • Line up glasses on a work surface. Place 2 Tbsp. of refried beans in the bottom of each glass and smooth out.
    • Top each with a layer of ~ 2 Tbsp. lettuce, followed by 2 Tbsp. tomatoes, 2 Tbsp. cheese and 2 Tbsp. red onion
    • Top the red onion with 3 Tbsp. guacamole and spread evenly over the onion.
    • Top the guacamole with ~ 1-1/2 Tbsp. Tuna. Serve with tortilla chips or vegetables on the side.

What to Do in Difficult Financial Situations

Monday, January 27, 2020

Many people face financial difficulties at some point in their lives. Sometimes, money problems can occur as a result of unexpected expenses, such as medical bills, or a change in your circumstances, such as losing a job. Regardless of the reasons that your money issues started, financial matters can be a source of significant stress and upset, which impacts on everyday life. Therefore, it is a good idea to be proactive about the situation and to try and get back on track.

Don’t Ignore the Situation

One big mistake often made by people facing financial difficulties is to try and ignore the problem. Leaving mail unopened and ignoring phone calls from creditors will make the situation worse in the long run. Admitting that you have money troubles can be difficult, but it is the first step towards resolving them.

Assess Your Position

If you have lost track of your finances, you may be uncertain of your current money situation. Take some time to sit down and try to work out how your finances stand at the moment. Try to gather together up to date information for all your bank accounts, savings accounts, and your assets to give you a clear picture of the funds that you have available to you. You will also need to find all the current statements and documentation relating to the monies that you owe. Once you have gathered all these together, you can begin to make sense of your current situation. 

As you work your way through your financial information, you may discover that the problem isn’t as bad as you first expected. This is great news and gives you the opportunity to work on the issue before it becomes more serious. If your finances are in worse shape than you expected, try not to panic, and instead take a proactive approach. It is better that you find out precisely where you stand so that you can take action to resolve the situation.

Take a Proactive Approach

Now that you understand your financial situation, it is time to take a proactive approach. Working out how you can improve your situation may require careful planning. However, the easiest thing that you can do to begin with is to start reducing your spending. Work out a realistic budget that you can stick to for your day to day living expenses to ensure that you don’t increase your debt any further. You may also decide to reduce or cancel any regular payments for non-essentials, such as gym memberships or TV subscriptions, etc.

Help from Professionals

In difficult financial situations, it is a good idea to seek professional advice to help you resolve the situation in the best way.

In certain situations, bankruptcy may be the best solution to your financial troubles, but this is something that needs to be considered very carefully. A Bankruptcy Lawyer can help you by offering professional help and advice throughout the bankruptcy and debt negotiation process to help you achieve the best outcome.

How to Play and Win at Online Casinos

Saturday, January 25, 2020

With the popularity of online casinos growing, one question that people often ask is how to make money with online casinos? There is a lot of potential to make money online with online casinos, but it all depends on the games you select and what expectations you have from it. It is one of the easiest and fastest ways to make money quickly. You just need to look at the right places. You also need to prepare and enhance your skills so that you can make consistent profits. Here are some tips that will surely help you increase your winnings with online casinos –
Know the Odds and Swing it in Your Favor

You need to choose the games with odds in your favor. Even if you enjoy playing certain NJ casino games, you need to pick games that have high odds of winning. So, you need to spend time learning the probabilities of the games so that you can make the right choices.
Become VIP and Earn High Roller Rewards
Apart from actually winning, you can make money by becoming a regular at a certain online casino website. It will allow you to earn extra bonuses, loyalty gifts and special perks that you won’t get as a regular player. So, make sure you check for these details before you sign up for an online casino.
Have a Good Money Management Strategy
When you are earning money through online gaming, you also need to know when to stop. Most people end up spending whatever they have earned and are back to square one. So, you need to learn how to manage your money properly. Impose restrictions on yourself, even if you are winning.
These simple yet effective strategies will help you win money in an online casino. Many people play for fun, but there are others who play to earn their second income. No matter what you are playing for, you can surely make a profit while enjoying yourself.

Today's Winner!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Sorry everyone - a couple days late with this giveaway- but we have a winner for the following giveaway:

Winner  : 
January 8, 2020 at 5:25 PM
I prefer baking

*** Winner has been contacted and has 7 days to reply before a new winner is chosen.

Thank you to all who entered!

Perfect Gift Ideas For Galentine's Day - February 13th

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Create a sultry date night look with the latest palette from Physicians Formula. Ultra-luxurious eyeshadows, enriched with Rose Extract to help soothe and calm. Formulated with antioxidant-rich Goji and brightening Kakadu Plum – the richest vitamin C source of any fruit. Finishes range from gleaming shimmers, flattering mattes, to second-skin satins. Incredibly soft and ultra-creamy texture can be applied wet or dry.

Rose All Day Set And Glow , $15.99 (you can find this online or at Sephora)
Make sure you are photo ready with this perfecting setting powder available in three shades. An illuminating setting powder that captures, diffuses, and softens surrounding light, setting makeup in place for all-day wear. Includes a moisturizing, glow-enhancing dewy balm to add a soft, all-over-glow to any complexion. Ultra-fine, micro-pearls make every skin tone appear softer, younger, and perfectly lit. Enriched with Rose Extract to help soothe and calm skin. Formulated with antioxidant-rich Goji and Kakadu Plum– the richest vitamin C source of any fruit.

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In 2020 the rise of clean beauty will be everywhere, but when it comes to Pharmacopia they have also been vegan, cruelty-free, and “better for you beauty” for the past 20 years. Invigorating and nourishing body moisturizer that hydrates and protects with natural and organic plant ingredients, shea butter, jojoba, aloe and chamomile, leaving skin feeling velvety smooth. Infused with energizing essences of orange, bergamot and grapefruit.

Pharmacopia Citrus Body Bar, $5.95 (Available on
Zesty body bar that gently cleanses and hydrates with natural and organic plant ingredients, including shea butter and vitamin E. Leaves skin feeling soft and renewed. Infused with energizing essences of orange, bergamot and grapefruit.

50ml, $60.00
100ml, $85.00
Recently launched, this  broad-spectrum CBD formula can be used on the face and body to help preserve the natural balance of the skin, while combating temporary and occasional discomfort. The CBD is extracted using CO2 - the purest and most efficient method currently available. Other key ingredients include Edelweiss Flower, Vitamin B-12, therapeutic essential oils and Swiss Mountain Water.

Ideal for spot treatment, the balm is perfect for alleviating problem areas and soothing dry skin. The balm since thicker that the Kana Vita lotion has multi purposes as it can be used as an overnight mask as well as used to heel sore muscles after a workout. Infused with the maximum beneficial strength of CBD -- more than double the amount found in most other formulas available, Kana Vita Balm is a CBD heavy-hitter. Other key ingredients also include Edelweiss Flower, Vitamin B-12, therapeutic essential oils and Swiss Mountain Water.

Stupid Ways Smart People Ruin Their Careers

Everybody has been there and acted without thinking. For the most part, all you need to do is put the mistake behind you and move on so that the guilt doesn’t eat you alive. Unfortunately, some errors are harder to leave in the past than others. And, if you’re career-orientated, they can ruin your reputation in a matter of seconds.

To preserve what you’ve built, it’s essential to avoid the mistakes in the first place or act quickly to limit the damage. If you’re not sure how to do either, you can use the following tips as inspiration. 

These are the ways stupid ways smart people harm their careers.

Drunk Driving

Any felony charge is going to show up when an employer does their due diligence. The problem with a DUI is that it can harm you even when you have the job. Whether it leads to criminal prosecution or not, your employer will have the option to fire you without any fear of a lawsuit. So, it’s smart to avoid driving if you’re drinking, regardless of how few you have. If you make an error in judgment and need an escape route, hiring Takajian & Sitkoff or a reputable law firm could be the answer. Using their expertise, they might be able to reduce the charge so that it doesn’t show on your record.

Forgetting Everyone Is Connected

The world is more connected than ever before. Still, some people act as if they can speak about others without fear of repercussions. It’s a silly mistake because there are too many channels for colleagues and bosses to hear or see your point of view. Of course, this is a reference to social media accounts. Not writing anything discriminatory about your employers is a golden rule, but if you want to vent, it’s savvy to create multiple accounts. Be sure you don’t add anyone from the office if you want complete privacy.


There is always a temptation to lie to rectify your mistake. And, while it works from time to time, it often gets you in more trouble than if you were truthful. It’s a cliche, but employers hate lies because they are disappointed that you didn’t trust them in the first place. Also, it makes it tougher for them to trust you in the future. Whether it’s an excuse for being late or a skill on your resume, you’re better off being upfront in case they realize you fibbed and it escalates out of control. Telling white lies during an interview isn’t a smart move as most employers will terminate your contract within the trial period.

Not Looking Busy

Boredom can do crazy things to the mind. Plus, being bored all the time means you get into a bad routine. Then, when the boss comes into the office unannounced, they see you twiddling your thumbs. Some leaders will scream and shout, whereas others will take notes, but you’ll be noticed for a negative habit. Regardless of the reaction, it will go against you in terms of opportunities and responsibilities.

What about if you worked for yourself instead?! 

When Your Wedding Guests Are Too Demanding

Now if this isn’t something that most of us can relate to. When you think about planning your wedding, you will no doubt think about how much you want it to be your special day. You think about all of the people turning up to watch you and the person you love tie the knot. But that knot can’t be tied without one drama, and some weddings have their fair share of dramas. Some of you will be wishing that you could have one drama to deal with. Because some weddings are just an absolute nightmare to plan. The shorter your deadline is the harder it’ll be. Just like you, your wedding guests will want to know absolutely everything from an early date. They become demanding, especially those who are in your actual wedding party, not necessarily the distant family members you’ve had to invite to keep your mom happy. So, we’re going to try and show you what to do when your wedding guests are getting too demanding, and if their demands are out of order or not.

Your Family

It’s common for the families involved to become the most demanding of all. They spend their time wishing that they can have things a certain way to make sure that they’re happy. Sometimes we think that parents in particular, fail to realise that it is your wedding and not theirs. So to sort this problem, you simply have to stop beating around the bush, and tell them you want your wedding the way you want it. Don’t let anyone strongarm you into doing anything that you don’t want to do. Your family will be your strongest support through it all as well, but sometimes we feel like moms can forget that it is not their wedding! It doesn’t matter who you have to let down to do so, as long as your wedding is perfect for you.

Your Bridesmaids

Your bridesmaids are another demanding party of people. Because they are such a big part of your wedding, and they do have to have so much planned out for them, it’s easy for them to get carried away with the requests.  The colour of the dress always causes some sort of argument. Even if it not be to you, they’ll argue amongst themselves as to what colour would suit them best. If you check out, you’ll be able to find a range of colours and sizes that might suit your party involved. As long as they have some input they should come to common ground with you. Hopefully you can get colours to match the theme of your wedding, and definitely to match the groomsmen.

Problem Guests

Problem guests are usually the ones that come with demands such as asking for their kids to come when you’ve already said no children allowed. Or the ones who change their dietary requirements early on. To solve problem guests, you just need to stick to your original plan. Once you change it for one person, everyone has their demands!

It's Time You Took Control Of Your Health !

Friday, January 17, 2020

Most of us would consider our health to be a fairly important part of our lifestyle. After all, we all want to be able to live the longest and happiest lives that we possibly can, right? That just makes it all the more unusual how happy many of us are to simply ignore our health for the most part. We may try from time to time to think more carefully about the way that we're treating our bodies, but for the most part, we often treat our health like something that's going to take care of itself. Well, sadly that's not the case. It's your body, your life and it's time for you to start taking control of it! To help you do that, here are a few simple ways that you can take your health into your own hands.

Know what you can change and what you can't

Blue and Gray Stethoscope

The reality is that a lot of the positive changes that you can make when it comes to both your health and your body have to come from you. After all, while there are plenty of things you might need help with, there are plenty more things that can be solved by the changes that you choose to make to your own life. Whether it's rejuvenating your smile, improving your digestive health, or just increasing your sense of general well-being, professionals can help you, but you need to be willing to put the work in too. Of course, that doesn't mean that everything is in your hands. Like it or not, there are aspects of your body and your health that you are simply never going to be able to change. For some people, there are parts of their bodies that are going to look a certain way not matter what they do. If you're in that position, then it's important to avoid putting pressure on yourself about it. The best thing to do is to simply come to terms with those parts of yourself. If it's an aspect of your body, then try to learn to appreciate it for what it is. If it's a part of your health, then the best thing that you can do is to simply learn to live with it as best you can.

Become more active

The vast majority of us live extremely sedentary lifestyles. A lot of that is down to the kind of work that a lot of us do. More and more people are now working in front of a computer every day. This means that you could find yourself sitting at a desk for eight to ten hours a day! Not only that but when you get home, it's all too easy to then just slump down on the couch and stay there for the rest of the evening. Because of this the amount of exercise that most of us do it pretty negligible. Unless you're the type of person to spend every waking hour at the gym, you're not going to be getting much exercise. It's important to take whatever small opportunities that you can to stay active. Take a walk on your lunch break to stretch your legs. Don't sit straight down on the couch but do something active when you first get home instead. Little changes like this can make a big difference.

Don't take no for an answer

Doctor Pointing X-ray Result Beside Man Wearing Black Suit

One of the biggest problems that a lot of people face these days is that we assume that any problem that we have isn't going to be worth discussing with our doctor. We then ignore a problem until it becomes so serious we have to deal with it. Most of the time if you have something that you're concerned about then your doctor is going to be more than happy to help you deal with it, or at least set your mind at ease. But far too many people also come up against the issue of a doctor who writes off your symptoms as nothing without actually doing anything for you. In these cases, it's important that you put your foot down and insist that they take your symptoms seriously. Otherwise, you could end up in real trouble. The offices of many medical negligence lawyers are filled with people who simply couldn't get their doctors to listen to them.

Think about your food

Even if you try to eat healthily, there's often a chance that you don't actually think too hard about the ingredients that go into your food. It's time to start taking that more seriously. If you really want to take control of your health, then you need to be fully aware of what's going into your body at all times. Cooking meals from scratch is the best way to do this but you should also read the ingredient list on the back of any packet, jar or tin of food. Being aware of what goes into what can not only help you make more informed decisions about what you're putting into your body but it can also spur you on to make some far better decisions about your diet.

The thing that a lot of people simply don't want to think about is the fact that taking care of yourself takes work. It generally isn't something that has instant results and can often be a serious challenge, especially if you're not really used to it at first. One of the best things that you can do to make sure that you're always staying on the right track when it comes to your health is to keep your goals in mind. Whether you want to increase your body confidence, you have a problem with your body you're trying to solve, or you're just looking to feel better in general, there are few better motivators than actually knowing what you really want. That way, you not only have something to work towards but a clear path to get to it as well. Being specific about the changes you want to make to your health is always a good idea.

And when cold and flu season is here, it’s a good opportunity to stock up your medicine cabinet with Mucinex, the #1 doctor recommended OTC brand for daytime multi-symptom relief.

The brand’s newest product launch, Mucinex Nightshift Cold & Flu, is currently the only product on the market with tripolidine, to relieve your worst cold & flu symptoms so you can get to sleep and wake up feeling human.

Becoming a Fully Fledged Driver

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Getting onto the roads as a driver is an extensive and complicated process. But there are so many reasons to drive! Driving is more convenient, allowing you to go where you want when you want. You won’t be stuck with set stops that you have to walk long distances to and from to get to your destination. You won’t have to stick to train or bus timetables. You can travel in the night. You can also travel long distances with diversions and drop offs easily. Learning to drive is definitely a skill worth having. So, to help you along the way, we’ve created a few key pieces of information that will help you to become a fully fledged driver. Take them into account and you’ll be a pro on the roads before you know it!

Passing Your Test

First things first, you’re going to need to get your driving licence. You’ll start out by getting a provisional licence. This will allow you to take lessons on public roads. Then, you will need to take your test. Generally speaking, your driving instructor will guide you through this whole process, teaching you how to navigate the roads, what different signs mean, how to operate the vehicle, and other skills, such as how to fill the tank, how to use a sat nav, and more. When it comes to your test itself, relax. Your instructor wouldn’t put you forward to take it if you weren’t ready. If you don’t pass the first time, don’t worry - the majority of people don’t. You just need to take note of the mistakes you made and aim to improve on those areas of your driving and attempt to avoid making those same mistakes when you go forward.

Improving Your Driving Skills Once You’ve Passed

Of course, passing your test isn’t the end of your driving journey. You’re going to need to focus every time you take to the roads, not only to drive safely, but also to make sure you uphold the skills you learnt in your lessons and constantly improve to become a better driver. Here are a few things you can do to achieve this!

Acknowledge Mistakes and Poor Driving

In order to actively improve your driving skills, you’re going to have to learn to acknowledge your own mistakes and faults. Owning up to poor behaviour on the roads is absolutely essential. Not only in terms of legality, but also in terms of being able to notice your mistakes and improve on them going forward. Don’t feel bad about incidents. We all make mistakes from time to time and these can range from minor issues to major behavioural problems that we may continue to engage with if we do not intervene. Identifying mistakes that lead to larger issues and incidents gives you a base to improve from.

Be Prepared for Incidents

You can learn a lot in your driving lessons. However, the majority of people who pass their test will take to the roads without ever having been told what to do in an emergency situation. We generally know that we should stop if something goes wrong on the roads, but so many people don’t know the protocol following that step. If you find yourself in a road incident or collision of some sort, it’s absolutely essential that you follow steps to rectify the situation. If you don’t know this in advance of the situation occurring, you may find yourself experiencing too much shock to look up what you’re actually meant to do - or you may not have sufficient time to safely look up what you’re meant to do. Basic steps include checking everyone involved is okay, calling for medical help if necessary, taking down insurance details for insurance claims, contacting a car accident lawyer if any laws have been broken or you aim to seek compensation, and then going on to repair any damage to your vehicle to ensure it is still roadworthy.

Get to Know Your Vehicle

There’s a good chance that the car you decide to buy for yourself when you pass your test isn’t going to be the same make and model as the vehicle that you learned to drive in during your lessons. If this is the case, you need to make sure that you get to know your new vehicle before driving it. Different switches and controls are likely to be placed in different spots in your own car and it’s extremely important that you know where they are before you get moving. You don’t want to find yourself driving in heavy rain, only to realise you don’t know where the switch for your windscreen wipers are. You also don’t want to suddenly enter fog, only to realise you don’t know how to turn your fog lights on. Your vehicle will usually come with a guide to let you know where different buttons and switches are, and what certain lights on the dashboard or other areas signify.

Consider Extra Courses

There are plenty of extra driving courses that you can take once you’ve passed your test. It isn’t a case of you having to pass and then standing on your own two feet without any further support. As you may know, individuals without a full licence aren’t allowed on motorways, so you may not feel comfortable heading straight onto these road systems without supervised practice. Further lessons following your test can see a driving instructor help you and guide you on this next stage of your journey. They can also give you further advice and help you to tidy up your skills once you’re legally allowed to drive independently.

As you can see, learning to drive can be a pretty intense journey. Driving isn’t generally a skill that is natural for us, as driving itself isn’t something we naturally do. But you can pick up the skills and become a confident driver with the right guidance, tuition, and practice. Hopefully, the above advice will help you to achieve everything you want when it comes to becoming a fully fledged driver!
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