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Oyster Cracker Goodness

I like to have different snacks from time to time and recently I have seen this recipe, and really want to try it. Its quick and easy and you can store them for later. there are several out on the web. this one is from the Hidden Valley site.

  • ½ teaspoon of dill weed
  • ¼ cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 bag (16 ounces) oyster crackers
  • 1 packet (1 ounce) Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
  • Optional: ¼ teaspoon lemon pepper or ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


Place crackers in a large bowl. Pour oil over crackers and mix to coat.
Add dressing mix and spices;  and thoroughly mix again until coated.

Bake on cookie sheet at 250°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

I am trying this soon! Let me know if you’ve made these before :)

Cucumber, Mozzarella, and Tomato Salad

A quick and easy salad made from fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese and tossed in a zesty Italian dressing. This is one healthy side that’s a breeze, and perfect with many types of main dishes.

What You’ll Need:

1 large cucumber

1/2 pkg mozzarella cheese

1 pkg. grape tomatoes

Light Italian dressing

What to Do:

  1. Slice cucumbers, tomatoes and cut up cheese into small squares(sometimes I also use string cheese and chop into pieces).
  2. Add ingredients into a large salad bowl and dress with light Italian dressing.
  3. Mix until evenly distributed.
  4. Pace in fridge to marinate and chill.
  5. Enjoy!

Dr. Oz’s Aspirin & Lemon Juice Home Remedy for Flawless Skin

Alright, I have to admit that I have not yet tried this “miracle” remedy from Dr. Oz, but I am very intrigued, and so plan on trying it as soon. I stumbled upon it while I was doing a bit of research on adult acne.

I do believe that this Dr. Oz “recipe” should work, as all of it’s ingredients are well touted as skin-perfecting pantry finds that I have been researching. Dr. Oz is said to swear by this as a way to clear your complexion. Aspirin, as it is an anti-inflammatory, should help take the redness out of any blotchy spots/pimples, and the vitamin C in the lemon juice should also help reduce redness. You will use the baking soda at the end of the facial. So here it goes, and if you have tried this before, please let me know what you thought! I’ll make sure to post my own results as soon as I try it.

Dr. Oz’s Aspirin and Lemon Juice Remedy for Flawless Skin

You Will Need:
1. At least 6 non-coated aspirin pills
2. A fresh lemon
3. 3 heaping tablespoons of baking soda

Step One: Dissolve the non-coasted aspirin in a small dish with the juice of a fresh lemon. You may only need half of the lemon to get the right amount of juice, measure by sight until you have a healthy paste.

Step Two: Use the paste as a mask, applying in a gentle circular motion.

Step Three: Leave the paste on your face for 10 minutes.

Step Four: Wash off with a wet cotton ball dipped in baking soda. Finish with a water rinse and pat dry with a clean towel.

Are you interested in other at-home beauty tips from Dr. Oz? Check out this section of his webpage, which has a great list of viewer beauty secrets that have been tested and reviewed!

Strawberries dried in the oven

Strawberries dried in the oven. taste like candy but are healthy & natural. 3 hrs at 210 degrees……might be better than Twizzlers.

Dried Strawberries