Three Surprising Foods You Can Wrap in Bacon
Nov06

Three Surprising Foods You Can Wrap in Bacon

1. Bacon Wrapped Ice Cream Bacon. You love it. I love it. The one of the world’s most delicious constellation of molecules. Bacon wrapped ice cream is incredible. Ingredients: (6) Ice cream (fashioned into a 1″ x 1″ by 3″ piece) (6) Bacon Slices 1 Tank of Liquid Nitrogen Begin: You freeze a 1″ x 1″ by 3″ piece of ice cream, any flavor, although Salted Caramel is best. Then, you dip that piece of ice cream into liquid nitrogen. This freezes it to -321 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, you cook a piece of bacon in the microwave until its almost crispy, but still pliable. USING GLOVES remove the ice cream log from the liquid nitrogen and using your free also-gloved hand, you wrap it around the ice cream. Wah lah! 2. Bacon Wrapped Tacos You eat it and think – where has this been? It all sounds simple after the fact, but don’t be fooled bacon wrapped tacos are the best treat you may have never thought of yet. Ingredients: (1) Taco (1) Bacon Slices Begin: Pre-hear the oven to 400 degrees. A taco is a beautiful thing, so take it and lay it down on a solid surface with care and ease. Beside the taco, lay out a stipe of bacon. Pick up the taco and place it on top of the bacon in a cross-ways manor. Wrap the bacon around the taco in a circular fashion. Once, wrapped ironically like a bacon burrito, proceed to place the taco onto a baking sheet and bake until the bacon is golden brown or about 10-12 minutes. This recipe can and should be used with multiple tacos, as many as you can fit without touching each other on the baking sheet. Wah lah! Beware of bacon of the bacon drippings, your wife may punch you if you drink them. 3. Bacon Wrapped Dr. Peppers Knock me down and take my boots. These peppers are so good you may lose your mind. Imagine a bowl made of bell pepper and filled with goodness, and oh yeah – Dr. Dagon Pepper, baby. Ingredients: (4) Assorted Color Bell Peppers (8) Bacon Slices 1 8 oz pkg Cream Cheese 1 8 oz pkg cheddar cheese 2 12 oz cans Dr. Pepper 2 medium potatoes 2 tbs oil Begin: Pre-hear the oven to 325 degrees. Dice potatoes, salt and brown them in the oil on medium-high heat. If you burn them, try it again and never give up on yourself. Put potatoes aside. Cut the peppers in half, left and right. Trim the stem side so it will turn and make a bowl. Arrange pepper...

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How to Buy a House in North East Arkansas without Dying
Nov02

How to Buy a House in North East Arkansas without Dying

Buying a house can be a joy, but if we are all honest about it, it can also be a chore. This is the difinitve guide to buying a home in Spring River country without causing a stress releated illness. 1. Make it a game. Once you decide on a monthly payment, the game is (a) to see how much below that payment you can negotiate and/or (b) how nice of a house you can find for the same money. Making this the modus operandi changes everything for the better. The sweetest thing is to both find a home under budget, AND a lot of great house for the money. Double bonus points in this game. 2. Make it fun. You, like me, like free. It cost nothing to have a house hunt. It can really be a good time, like a day out. A gosh dern adventure, I say! Ahem… Calling a realtor is like calling a friend who just happens to be down to show you a bunch of houses for sale. It should be like that anyway (see 3 below.) The realtor will meet you and the tour begins. Name the houses that you see, so when you talk about them it’s entertaining. Did you see the wine cellar in Milfred? Ask about defects such as water in the basement, the age of the house, if anyone has ever been stabbed there – the basics. If anything turns up – bonus points! This can help steer you away from a bad deal. The process of making an offer is also free and can be a point of joy. After looking at the homes, decide on your favorite and make an offer. Think of the offer like this. Asking price: A. 5% less. B. 10% less. C. 15% less. D. 20% less, etc. You can choose to play the game by offering C. 15% off the asking price, hold your breath and see what happens. It’s exilerating! Worst thing that can happen is they decline the offer. The game is not low ball everything, but it’s good to save money and get a good deal. You will be surprised at how often you will save money just by making an offer and waiting for a yes. 3. Call DeAnna McGinnes – The House Wisperer. There are several real estate places around town like Coldwell Banker Ozark Real Estate, King Rhodes and Associates, Ozark Gateway, Southern Pines and others but if you want to have fun looking for houses with someone who is really on your side, call DeAnna McGinnes at Coldwell Banker Ozark Real Estate, 870-856-3206. DeAnna...

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Natural gas in high demand creates high electric bills
Feb12

Natural gas in high demand creates high electric bills

There was quite the shock for many when the utility bills came in this month, and the cost of the bill is all due to a spike in natural gas

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AR job market down, Jonesboro still growing
Feb12

AR job market down, Jonesboro still growing

A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics June 2013 report reveals nearly 49,000 jobs were created in Arkansas from March 2013, but about 55,000 were lost in the same period.

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News Minute: Here is the latest Arkansas news from The Associated Press

Searchers have located the wrecked plane of missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot Jake Harrell in Montgomery County and they say Harrell is dead. He’d been missing since January 31st when he was patrolling for…

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House to go first on private option reauthorization; could be on budget panel’s agenda Wednesday

LITTLE ROCK — The House will move forward on its vote to reauthorize the private option while the Senate continues to look for enough votes for passage, legislative leaders said Tuesday.

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