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   Ynaught posted on Recipes  I am planning on making an apple-walnut bread recipe in mini loaves as gifts for Christmas. The recipe calls for baking two 9 x 5 pans at 300 for 90 minutes. I expect I can get 4 to 6 mini loaf pans (3 x 5 ). Any ideas on how long they should cook and does the temp need to be adjusted?
December 11 at 11:10 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I think Flaming Sword is pretty much the "go-to" person for this but just from my perspective, the length of time would be less, but temperature wise, the same because of the many pans in the oven. I could be wrong. I use my "easy bake" oven- countertop oven. Just remember to rotate the pans halfway through the time.
December 11 at 15:11 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Ynaught, You can leave the temp the same but I'd check about every 5-8 minutes starting no later than 30 min. They'll be ruined and dried out if you overbake. I keep bamboo skewers for this task. At 300 I'd guess they they'll be ready at about 35 minutes,depending on the density of the batter. As soon as the skewer comes out clean from the middle, get them out of the oven.
December 13 at 08:02 EST .

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   Ynaught  Thanks, FS.
December 13 at 13:02 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Very welcome! And share that recipe. I do have a real timesaving hint that I'd always forget the first few times. Make a note of the time you put them in the oven. Make a note of the time they were ready. Then write that on your recipe card or in your cookbook.. 6 mini loaves-32 minutes,or whatever.. Then you can pretty much forget the constant checking in the future. It makes for some pretty scribbled up cookbooks, but hey, they're ours and we can mess them up if we want, right?
December 13 at 14:21 EST .

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   MeiDei  If you're using a box cake/bread etc. - call the toll free line listed & tell them what you want to accomplish - then write it down as FS said.
December 14 at 00:01 EST .

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   Ynaught posted on Jokes  An attorney arrived home late, after a very tough day trying to get a stay of execution. His last minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed and he was feeling worn out and depressed.

As soon as he walked through the door at home, his wife started on him about, 'What time of night to be getting home is this? Where have you been? Dinner is cold and I'm not reheating it.' And on and on and on.

Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual, he poured himself a shot of whiskey and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub, pursued by the predictable sarcastic remarks as he dragged himself up the stairs.

While he was in the bath, the phone rang. The wife answered and was told that her husband's client, James Wright, had been granted a stay of execution after all. Wright would not be hanged tonight.

Finally realizing what a terrible day he must have had, she decided to go upstairs and give him the good news.

As she opened the bathroom door, she was greeted by the sight of her husband, bent over naked, drying his legs and feet.

'They're not hanging Wright tonight,' she said.

He whirled around and screamed, 'FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WOMAN, DON'T YOU EVER STOP COMPLAINING?!'
December 8 at 15:42 EST .

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   Ynaught posted on Coffee Klatch  .
   November 4 at 14:37 EST .

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   Shimmer128  Ynaught! Long time no see (your posts )
November 28 at 18:49 EST .

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   Ynaught posted on Coffee Klatch  Three years ago today (it doesn’t seem like it could have been that long ago! ) my nephew was hit by a car while waiting for the school bus. He suffered multiple broken bones and brain injury and spent many months in the hospital. He is now able to attend school, rather than be tutored at home, but he ends up in the nurse’s office often as he tires very easily. He suffers seizures on occasion and his recently his speech became slurred. Neurological tests are going to be done to find out why this is happening. He is hoping to attend college next year as his younger sister will be graduating high school and going off and he wants to keep up with her. The fine folks at the Connection prayed for my nephew three years ago and I know that helped him survive his injuries. I wish to ask for some more prayers for him that he continues to improve and be able to fulfill his dreams of becoming an engineer. Thank you.
October 31 at 12:35 EST .

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   MeiDei  Done!
October 31 at 12:43 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Count me in!
October 31 at 19:09 EST .

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   NotaBene  I will pray for your nephew.
October 31 at 23:35 EST .

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   Surfhut  Dear Y. We prayed for your nephew then and we pray for him now.
October 31 at 23:41 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Prayers also from Birdy and Hagar.
November 2 at 10:15 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  Prayers from FL.
November 3 at 20:31 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Prayers going up Miss Y . . . God be with you all.
November 7 at 17:35 EST .

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   Ynaught posted on Jokes  On the top of a tall building in a large city, there was a bar. In this
bar, a man was drinking heavily. He would ask the bartender for a tequila
shot, then walk out to the balcony and jump off. Minutes later, he would
appear in the elevator and repeat the entire process. This one guy
watched this happen a number of times until curiosity got the better of
him. Finally, he went up to the man and asked, "Hey, you keep drinking,
then jumping off the balcony, and yet, minutes later, you're back again.
How do you do it?" Well, the shot of tequila provides buoyancy such that
when I get near the ground, I slow down and land gently. It's lots of
fun. You should try it." The guy, who was also quite drunk out of his
gourd, thought to himself, "Hey, why not?" So he goes to the bar, drinks
a shot of tequila, then walks out to the balcony, jumps off, and
whooooooooooooo, SPLAT! The bartender shakes his head, looks over at the
first guy and says,
"Superman, you're an a$$h0le when you're drunk."
October 31 at 09:54 EST .

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   Ynaught posted on Jokes  After selling his car and making a good profit, Steve is shopping for a new motorcycle. He finally finds one for a great price. The motorcycle is missing a seal, though, so whenever it rains Steve has to smear Vaseline over the spot where the seal should be.

Steve's girlfriend is having him over for dinner to meet her parents one evening. He drives his new motorcycle to his girlfriend's house.

She is waiting outside for him when he arrives. "No matter what happens at dinner tonight, don't say a word. Our family had a fight a while ago about doing the dinner dishes. We haven't done any since... and the first person to speak at dinner has to do them."

Steve sits down for dinner and soon notices that his girlfriend wasn't exaggerating. It is just how she described it. Dishes are piled up to the ceiling in the kitchen and nobody is saying a word. Steve decides to have a little fun. He grabs his girlfriend, throws her onto the table and has sex with her in front of her parents. His girlfriend is a little flustered, her father is obviously livid, and her mother is horrified. Yet, when Steve and his girlfriend resume their places at the dinner table, nobody says a word.

A few minutes later, Steve grabs his girlfriend's mom, throws her onto the table and does a repeat performance. Now his girlfriend is furious, her father is boiling, and her mother is a little more pleased. But still, there is complete silence at the table.

Suddenly, there is a loud clap of thunder and it starts to rain. Steve remembers his motorcycle outside and so he jumps up and grabs his jar of Vaseline.

With a look of terror in his eyes, the girlfriend's father backs away from the table and exclaims, "Okay, enough already, I'll do the damn dishes!"
October 30 at 10:10 EST .

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   Ynaught posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  Whoda thunk that bats could be so darn cute!

October 29 at 16:13 EST .

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   Gerty  Is this "for true"?
October 29 at 19:11 EST .

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   Ynaught posted on Jokes  Safari

A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his faithful pet dog along for company. One day the dog starts chasing butterflies and before long he discovers that he is lost. So, wandering about he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch. The dog thinks, "Boy, I'm in deep doo doo now." Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by, and immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the dog exclaims loudly, "Man, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here?"

Hearing this the leopard halts his attack in mid stride, as a look of terror comes over him, and slinks away into the trees. "Whew", says the leopard. "That was close. That dog nearly had me."

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So, off he goes. But the dog saw him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figured that something must be up.

The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The cat is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine."

Now the dog sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back, and thinks," What am I going to do now?" But instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers pretending he hasn't seen them yet. And just when they get close enough to hear, the dog says, "Where's that monkey. I just can never trust him. I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another leopard, and he's still not back!!"
October 29 at 07:14 EST .

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   Gerty  Me thinks there is a moral in this story--I like it.
October 29 at 19:21 EST .

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   Ynaught posted on Main Page The Lobby  Lewiston Idaho
Veterinarian's Letter to the Editor re: Ebola, Nails it!

The present Ebola crisis in the world is frightening. I have submitted the following letter to the editor of the Lewiston Morning Tribune:

Editor, Lewiston Morning Tribune:

If I wish to import a horse into the United States from Liberia or any African country other than Morocco , the horse needs to undergo a 60 day quarantine period at a USDA approved quarantine facility prior to mingling with the general population of horses in this country. Africa has a disease called African Horse Sickness that does not exist in the US ; this is the way we have kept it out of this country. African Horse Sickness does not cause disease in people, only horses; our government has determined that it would be devastating to the US horse industry if it were to come here.

The United States (and virtually all other countries ) require a myriad of tests and often quarantine prior to bringing in a foreign animal.

I can’t legally cross state lines in the United States with a horse or cow without a health certificate signed by a USDA accredited veterinarian stating that the animal has been inspected and found free of infectious disease. In most cases blood tests are also required. In fact I can’t legally cross the Snake River and ride my horse in Idaho without a health certificate and a negative blood test for Equine Infectious Anemia.

I’m not complaining; the United States of America , the States of Idaho and Washington as well as the other 48 states take the health of our livestock very seriously, and we have a very good record at keeping foreign animal diseases out of our country. I am happy to do my part to maintain biosecurity in our animal population.

If I am a resident of Liberia incubating Ebola, to enter the United States all I need to do is present a valid visa, and lie when asked if I have been exposed to Ebola. Within hours (no quarantine required ) I can be walking the streets of any city in the United States .

I feel very fortunate to live in a country that values our animals so highly.

David A. Rustebakke, DVM
October 29 at 07:08 EST .

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   Sanddollar  I am not worried about Ebola. I even travel to West Africa but not ones with Ebola cases. I am more worried about the flu which kills many thousands in this country. A flu shot offers partial protection. Don't allow the news media to scare you. CNN covers this too much and Fox less but they also hype this. Remember they need people viewers.
October 31 at 14:08 EST .

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   Ynaught posted on Coffee Klatch  How smart is Your Right Foot?

Just try this. It is from an orthopedic surgeon............

This will boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can't. It's preprogrammed in your brain.

1. WITHOUT anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY...... ) and while sitting where you are at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with you right hand. Your foot will change direction.

I told you so.

And there's nothing you can do about it.

You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.
October 28 at 20:16 EST .

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   Gram77  I tried a bunch of changes directions.
October 29 at 13:09 EST .

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   MeiDei  Would you believe that I sent this to the one person, out of suspected thousands, who draws a 6 from inside the circle up - so she thought this was a fraud : )
October 31 at 18:02 EST .

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