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My husband's place of work has potluck quite frequently. Sometimes, I'm at a lost for what to make or purchase. Here's some quick and easy recipes from Erika Matthews.

Pot Luck? By: Erika Matthews

If you’ve been asked to bring a dish to share at a potluck dinner and you’re short on ideas of what to make, here are a few crockpot recipes to make your life easier:

Crockpot Ham
Get a nice sized cut of pre-cooked ham and place it in your large crockpot. If you have a smaller crockpot, purchase a smaller ham…
Make a paste with some brown sugar and Cola. Put just enough soda in it to make it pasty. Spread the paste on top of the ham and place cover on crockpot. Let it cook all day on low heat for 8-10 hours.

Crockpot Meatballs in Sauce
Take a pound or two of hamburger (depending on how many meatballs you desire). And place into a large bowl.
Mix in the following:

1 Egg (per pound of hamburger)
1 package of onion soup mix, diluted with ¼ cup of water
¼ Cup of breadcrumbs

Take a small me…

Today is A Friend Raises Your Spirits Day

Let's all say some nice things about our best friend today!

My best friend, Jean, and I have known each other since high school. We got to know each other better years later. She's been there for me during the bad and good. I still have the beautiful blanket and baby book she gave me, at my baby shower, 14 years later.

She's the very best. Thanks for being there for me Jean!

A Response to My Beginner's Knitting Question - Tammy's Time

One of my frequently visited blog's, Tammy's Times, has responded to my question. "What knitting projects would you suggest for beginner's?" Please visit her blog to read the response. And don't forget to leave a comment or two, to let her know that you were there!

Thanks for responding Tammy!

Top 7 Ways to Reduce Your Income Taxes by Kristine McKinley, CFP, CPA

Top 7 Ways to Reduce Your Income Taxes By: Kristine McKinley, CFP, CPA

Are you paying too much in income taxes? Are you getting all the credits and deductions you are entitled to? Here are 7 tips to help you minimize taxes and keep more in your pocket:

1. Participate in company retirement plans. Every dollar you contribute will reduce your taxable income and thus your income taxes. Similarly, enroll in your company’s flexible spending account. You can set aside money for medical expenses and day care expenses. This money is “use it or lose it” so make sure you estimate well!

2. Make sure you pay in enough taxes to avoid penalties. Uncle Sam charges interest and penalties if you don’t pay in at least 90% of your current year taxes or 100% of last year’s tax liability.

3. Buy a house. The mortgage interest and real estate taxes are deductible, and may allow you to itemize other deductions such as property taxes and charitable donations.

4. Keep your house for at least two years. One of th…

Website Recommendation: High School Ace

High School Ace is one of the few homeschool websites for teens. It makes a perfect home page with links to a variety of references, such as a translator, world maps and street maps. They'll also get great use from the daily question site, word of the day, subject guides, and study tips!

Parents, you'll have fun with this site too!

Promote Your Business Through Podcasting -Sign Up For Shoestring Radio

Are you interested in promoting your home business through an Internet talk radio show and podcasting but don't know where to start? Do you have an interest or skill that you would like to promote?

Kelly McCausey, WAHM Talk Radio, offers her tips on marketing, press releases, and lots more, on audio. You can sign up or find out more by visiting Shoestring Radio.