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Whether you are building, remodeling or just doing some simple updates to your home, there are some easy ways to help the environment - and save money. Several inexpensive products on the market today can reduce your energy consumption. According to the U.S. Department of Energy's energystar.gov Web site, lighting accounts for about 20 percent of the electric bill in the average U.S. home. Changing out one incandescent bulb for a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) can save $30 or more in energy costs over the life of just one bulb.
As a psychologist in the Northland and a married father of two, I have had the fortunate opportunity to assist the relationships of my clientele as well as grow within my own marriage and family. Trust me; working with my clients' challenges is much easier! Looking within and finding the patience and understanding to address whatever changes need to be made to keep us moving closer involves a level of humility, compromise, and constructive energy that challenges and overwhelms many of today's busy families.
Still Josh kept dreaming of the two-story 6,600-square-foot log home he had discovered while looking at investment real estate. The more he learned about the house, the more he wanted to know. The structure, nestled in the woods on the North Shore, was created from Rocky Mountain spruce logs which were standing, dead timber for at least 40 years. All the logs were lathed to uniform diameter in Montana. In the living room stood a 5-ton soapstone fireplace made in Sweden, and a meandering river ran through the property. "This wasn't just a log home," says Josh.
When visiting Australia, I am always trying to come to terms with what Australian food really is. There's a core theme that runs true in every area I visit. Queen Mum's favorites, such as Fish and Chips, Lamb Roast and Meat Pies still reign, but don't get the wrong idea about Australian food - fast and fresh Asian is a huge part of the food scene and it astonishes me how much home cooks know about authentic Mediterranean ingredients. World-class wine and cheese makes Australia a formidable contender for other parts of the culinary world.
Readers often have questioned how to determine how to spend their hard-earned dollar in the dining genre. Well, have no fear, Meat 'n' Potato Man is here. Each month, somewhere in the pages of Living North I will bring you information on local eateries. You may have sampled the fare at some of these establishments. Others may have been off your radar, and you have not enjoyed their offerings. My intent is simple. I want to let you, the reader, know what is available for your dining pleasure.
Kahlua Cake 1 box German chocolate cake mix 1 - 3.9 oz. box instant chocolate pudding 4 eggs 1/2 c. oil 1/2 c. kahlua 8 oz. container of sour cream chocolate chips, optional Mix the first 6 ingredients together with an electric mixer. Add the chocolate chips if desired. Place the cake in a lightly greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Place a piece of foil loosely over the top and bake for 10 more minutes. Flip gently onto plate shortly after removing from oven. Christy Gardner Duluth Aunt Sadie's Ice Cream Pie 1 pkg. red Jell-o 1 1/2 c.
Mexican Chicken 2 pkgs. Spanish rice 4 to 5 chicken fillets 2 cans salsa sauce 2 c. shredded cheese Cook the Spanish rice. Put in the bottom of a cake pan. Cook the chicken fillets until done. Put on top of the rice. Pour the salsa over the chicken and sprinkle with cheese. Heat in the oven until the cheese melts. Terry Campetti Gordon Poor Man's Tin Foil Dinners 1 lb. hamburger 1 medium onion 3 potatoes, with skin left on 1 pkg. sliced carrots stone ground pepper 1/2 c. catsup, divided 1/4 c.
Aunt Impi's "Easy Stuff" 3 to 4 strips of bacon 5 to 6 medium potatoes, sliced 1 large onion, chopped 1 lb. raw hamburger, crumbled 1 lb. frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots & green bean mix works well) salt and pepper to taste 1 c. water Place the bacon strips in the bottom of a large pot. Add in layers: potatoes, onions, hamburger and mixed vegetables. Sea-son with salt and pepper. Continue to layer all the ingredients. Season after each layer. Cover the pot and let it cook for 5 minutes over medium high to high heat so that the bacon sizzles and cooks a little.
Less than a year ago Judy Peres lived in a coveted Chicago neighborhood not far from Lake Michigan. Her status as the Chicago Tribune's national editor and a senior writer made her a recognized figure and a frequent guest at conferences and on television. Today Peres wakes up in a Superior, Wis. apartment, which she's proudly furnished with thrift and yard sale items. There she steps into her insulated overalls, dons her steel shank boots and pockets a holdover from her old life: a Blackberry.
Can't get enough of tracking Minnesota Duluth's chances of making the NCAA Division I men's hockey tournament field? Here is the LATEST PairWise Rankings Rink and Run .