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BerryMorins Bits and Tips Recommend Weekly Blog - Pleasant View School

Here's a classical, simple and beautiful looking blog with photos and posts of gardening, sewing, knitting and other projects. Check out her finished sewing project - vintage dress.
You'll find posts regarding terrific bargains, christian and homeschooling experiences. View her Cheap and Cheerful Shoes, a great find at Target.
This blog owner describes her blog as an evangelical Christian, homeschooler to 5 kids, gardener, seamstress, lover of all things domestic and sometime attorney.
This is definitely a blog worth taking another look and that's why, Pleasant View School is this week's BerryMorins Bits and Tips Weekly Recommended Blog choice.

What Questions Should I Ask During An Interview by Heather Eagar

What Questions Should I Ask During an Interview? By: Heather Eagar

What are good questions to ask during an interview is a good question in itself, and one that always comes up when a conscientious person is preparing for a big job interview. The fact that a person even wonders that sets them apart from the crowd of applicants and means that he or she is a proactive individual, intent on making a good impression and proper presentation of skills and experience.

The best question to ask, according to many human resource management professionals, is “what can I do to benefit the company?” This question shows a good, positive attitude and will lead the HR manager to think of you as a go getter and team player and the type of individual the company needs.

The worst question to ask would be anything that makes you, as an applicant, appear to be selfish or self centered. A bad interview question would be a question related to vacation, pay or raises too early in the interview. It is best to fi…

March 25 is Waffle Day!

One of my favorite wedding gifts was a Beligan Wafflemaker from Williams-Sonoma. This appliance makes terrific waffles.
I love making waffles for breakfast with strawberries and powdered sugar every weekend for our teen. My husband and I enjoy eating them with a variety of fruits and sugar free syrup. Yummy!
Visit Taste of Home website for some waffle recipes today. You'll find that waffles are now served for lunch, dinner and dessert.
Faye's Wholesome Pancake/Waffle Mix (diabetic approved)
Diabetic Waffles
Strawberry Topped Waffles
Blueberry Waffles
Bacon and Chive Waffles
Buttermilk Waffles

Listen to This Week's Natural Moms Talk Radio - La Toya Brown Talks About 'Trading Spouses' and Homeschooling

Now, here's a show that you just have to listen to this week. Carrie Lauth, Natural Moms Talk Radio, speaks with La Toya Brown talks about her experience on 'Trading Spouses', on Fox. You'll also hear about her decisions to homeschool her daughter.

It's a great show so enjoy! Remember, it's available 24 hours/7 days a week.

Slow Cooking Thursday - March 22 Slow Cooking Fajita Stew

This is a perfect recipe, for a busy week. The house smells great and everyone is anxiously waiting, so they can scoop up a bowl.If you can find sugar free diced tomatoes, go for it.
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INGREDIENTS:
2-1/2 lbs. boneless beef top round steak
1 white onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
14 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained (no sugar)
1 oz. envelope fajita seasoning mix red bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup water
Trim excess fat from beef and cut into 2" pieces. Combine with onion in a 3-4 quart slow cooker. Mix together fajita seasoning mix and undrained tomatoes and pour over beef.
Place peppers on top. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 7-9 hours until beef is tender.
Combine flour with water in a small bowl and stir well to mix. Add gradually to crockpot and stir well. Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 15-20 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve stew with hot cooked brown ri…

Works-For-Me Wednesday - Pyrex Portables

After several years of potlucks, having food spill out in the car, trying to keep it hot till serving, I decided it was time to purchase a Pyrex Portable. I purchased my 5 piece Portable set at Smart and Final. It was at an affordable price, $19.99.
It not only came with 2 hot/cold bags but a slotted spoon. The holder has plenty of pockets for places to put paper plates, utensils and other items. There's a place to write your address and phone number, in case you forget you Portable. (not that I would but it's a good idea) The handles are very strong and have Velcor closers. You can cook and serve your dish in the cassorole dish. Just put the cover on after it comes out of the oven.
Now that I'm hooked on my rectangle cassorole Portable I would like to purchase some of the other pieces. I am strongly recommend this product. You'll be wondering why you waited so long. I sure did!

Banana Cream Pie Recipe - Mr. Food's Quick & Easy Diabetic Cookbook

My husband and son just love this recipe and your family will too. Low on calories, fat and sugar but high on taste and eye appeal. Consider serving this dessert, at your next family gathering.
Banana Cream Pie
1 package (4 serving size) sugar-free cook and serve vanilla pudding mix
1 cup fat free milk 1 large ripe banana, peeled and sliced 1 9 inch reduced fat graham cracker pie crust 1 container (8 oz) frozen light whipped topping, thawed and divided
In a medium saucepan, combine the pudding and milk and cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat, cover the surface of the pudding with waxed paper, and let cool.
Place the banana slices on the bottom of the pie crust. Fold half of the whipped topping into the cooled pudding.
Spoon the pudding mixture evenly over the bananas, then spoon the remaining whipped topping over the pudding mixture. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours, or until ready to serve. Serve as is or garnish as desired.
Serves 8
Calories 20…

'Real Work At Home Jobs - How To Find Them' by Charissa Bear

If you have been trying to find a job that will allow you to work from home, you may be feeling overwhelmed. There are many options available and it can be hard to determine which jobs are real and which ones are scams. The following are some tips to help you find the perfect work at home job for you.

If you would like to work for an employer, you may want to consider a telecommuting position. A telecommuting will allow you to work from a home office either part time or full time. You can find telecommuting positions in many types of fields, such as data entry, writing, administrative support, customer service, and more.
These positions can be hard to find; you will need to search on a regular basis, at least two times per week. When you search, you may want to try putting quotation marks around the search term, such as “must be willing to telecommute”. This will insure that you only receive search listings that match that phrase exactly. Without the quotation marks, you will receive a…

Menu Plan Monday - March 19

It's been hectic with my pain flare-ups, preparing for a move and the usual busy family schedule. I'm keeping things simple with no dedicated days for this week's menu. Many of this week's recipe picks are courtesy of 'All New Cookbook For Diabetics and Their Families'. As a special treat, I'm making a Banana Cream Pie for my two guys. (yes, diabetics can have desserts!) I'll post the recipe later this week.
Shrimp and Veggie Stir Fry, Brown Rice and Asparagus
Baked Pork Chops, Mixed Green Salad
Oven Fried Fish, Mixed Green Salad and Green Beans
Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli
Baked Ham with Pineapple, Creamy Linguine, Mixed Greens
Stir-Fried Beef, Brown Rice Slow-Cooker Beef and Bean Burritos