Saturday, January 23, 2010

Chocolate Cake Recipe for Diabetics -

My husband loves chocolate cake! On Friday, I'll be celebrating my birthday and thought I'll have our teen make a chocolate cake we can all enjoy!


3/4 c. flour
3 tbsp. cocoa
1 tbsp. sweetener
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 c. cold water
1 tbsp. oil
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. cold coffee

Sift together dry ingredients. Blend coffee, cocoa, egg, sweetener, oil, water and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, mixing only until smooth. Bake in 8" square pan greased with butter. Cover pan with foil and place in shallow pan of water.

Bake for 25 minutes in 350°F. oven. Remove from pan onto rack and cool.

Do You Own or Rent?

I'm sure we all know that in the during these hard times house values have dropped. It seems more financial people are stating that buying a home was never a sound investment. They state the days of buying a home, selling it in 30 years and making money on it are over.

So, I was wondering do you own or rent? If you rent, do you plan on buying in the future?

Charles and I have never owned because we were never ready to settle down. We know that we don't plan on living in Las Vegas long term so we'll continue renting.

Unemployment Benefits and Filing Your 2009 Tax Returns

Reminder: When preparing your 2009 tax return the first $2,400 of your Unemployment benefits are tax free for 2009!

You also will want to make sure your mailing address is updated so you'll receive your 1099-G.

Bank Foreclosures on Wrong Home

Bank Foreclosures on Wrong Home

Here's a situation where big business didn't listen to the the little guy and they will now pay.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Foodshare America - Save Money on Your Groceries

If you live in Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming and are looking for a grocery coop visit Foodshare America.

I checked out their January and February menus and have to say the prices, quantities of food and variety are better then Angel Food Ministries. The menus remind me of Golden Share, in Southern California.

But, as we all know it's about all about the quality. If you've ordered from them I would love to hear your feedback.

Question: Do You Still Write Checks?

I was cleaning my junk drawer and actually came across our checkbook. It got me thinking when was the last time I wrote a check? You know what? I don't remember.

Fresh & Easy grocery stores does not accept personal checks. And in September 2009, Whole Foods was considering no longer accepting them.

So, here's my question: Do you still use personal checks to pay for bills, products and services?

Las Vegas Job Fair - Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Looking for a job in Las Vegas?

Check out the Las Vegas Job Fair on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Texas Station Hotel & Casino in Henderson, at 11 am to 2pm.

Click here to register.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wedding Cans - Couple Plans on Paying for Wedding with Can Donations

Wedding Cans

So, will you be donating cans for their wedding?

Cash Cab Mobile Game : Discovery Channel

Cash Cab Mobile Game : Discovery Channel

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My husband and I love to play this tv game show!

Validation Session Went Long!

How about 6 hours to figure out why my computer wasn't connecting to their servers?

My husband and I were upset after the first 4 hours. The computer technicans were very nice, patient and reassuring. I just couldn't let myself hope that they were going to figure things out. I didn't want to be disappointed.

After spending $150 with Geek Squad last week to remove a virus and fix several corrupt files, buying phone lines, webcam, and a headset, we could just see this job slipping away!

The resolution: Turns out that my computer wouldn't connect using Internet Explorer. We had to use Firefox instead!

So, it's official! I'll be starting on Monday, January 25th, 6am my time! I'm going to need a big cup of coffee!

Angel Food Ministries February Coupons for Online Ordering

Angel Food Ministries February coupon code is "Feb5" which is good for 5% off a Signature Box of Angel Food.

It is good for the first 4000 users and expires at the end of February.

Where's Our Unemployment Benefits Nevada ?

I got up this morning prepared to hit the grocery store and found out that the state hasn't deposited my unemployment benefits. I tried calling but their phone lines are busy.

This is horrible because unlike an employer who has a computer glitch but would let you know about the delay via email the state doesn't inform the recipients.

I hope the fix this problem soon.

Monday, January 18, 2010

'24' recap: With the return of an old (crazy?) colleague, Jack's all in

'24' recap: With the return of an old (crazy?) colleague, Jack's all in

Did you catch tonight's episode? The hubby and I had a bowl of popcorn and sat back to see what damage Jack would do. We thought the episode was pretty exciting! I just hope they can keep the momentum going this season. is Hiring Temp Work from Home

Customer Service - 1-800-Flowers Temporary Work from Home Opportunity
About the Job

Successful candidates will meet the following qualifications:

• Must be a resident and live in the following states Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Illinois ,Montana, New Hampshire New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Oregon, and Virginia

• Highly PC literate and have their own PC with a reliable high-speed Internet connection

• Ability to type 35 words per minute is essential

• Prior call center experience strongly preferred

• Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED to apply

• Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Fundamental math skills required

• Strong sales skills

• Highly motivated and Dependable

Hardware, Software, Workstation Specifications: Minimum Requirements

o Internet Connection:

o Cable or DSL provider (No Wireless or Satellite), VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) compatible.

o Minimum up load speed: 500 kbps

o Minimum down load speed: 1.5 mbps

o Computer Hardware:

o 1.8 GHZ Processor ( minimum of a Pentium 4 processor or equivalent processor)

o 1 GB of RAM

o Sound card with speakers

o 17" Flat Panel Display recommended (capable of 1280 x 1024), 15" minimum

o Telephone Requirement:

o Dedicated telephone line with the ability to disable features such as call waiting, forwarding, etc. No cellular/wireless phones are permitted.

o Digital Telephones & VoIP Telephones are permitted as your alternate telephone lines. Services such as Magic Jack that connect through a USB port are not permitted.

o A corded telephone with headset capability. Must be a corded traditional telephone. No cordless telephone allowed.

Please note you will need both a USB headset and a separate headset for your landline telephone

o Headsets Requirement:

o USB headset (PC compatible) with a built-in digital signal processor has a noise-cancelling microphone

o You will also need a good quality telephone headset compatible with your land line telephone.

• Computer Software:

o Windows XP Vista Operating or Windows7 system

o Internet Explorer 6.0 or above

o Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word and Excel WinZip, Adobe Acrobat reader. - Free download available on the Web

o Antivirus Software: Valid software with current and updated virus definitions.

o AIM: Free download available at

o A personal email account with a professional user name.

• Office Furniture: A sturdy desk and a comfortable sturdy chair at a comfortable height with adequate back support. (5 legged chair highly recommended)

• Battery Backup: UPS/Battery Power Supply including surge

• Your workstation must be in a private, quiet area away from others in your residence and background noise

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