Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cooking Ingredients Substitute


1 cup whole milk : ½ cup evaporated milk plus ½ cup water OR 1 cup water plus ¼ nonfat dry milk powder

1 cup sugar : 1 cup packed brown sugar OR 2 cups sifted powdered sugar

1 cup cake flour : 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder : ½ teaspoon cream of tartar plus ¼ teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon cornstarch : 2 tablespoons all purpose flour (for thicking)

1 package dry active yeast : 1 cake compressed yeast

1 cup honey : 1 ¼ cups sugar plus ¼ cup liquid

1 cup corn syrup : 1 cup sugar plus ¼ cup liquid

1 cup tomato juice : ½ cup tomato sauce plus ½ cup water

2 cups tomato sauce : ¾ cup tomato paste plus 1 cup water

1 small onion : 1 teaspoon onion powder OR 1 tablespoon dry minced onion

1 teaspoon dry mustard : 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

1 ounce unsweetened chocolate : 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon shortening OR cooking oil

1 cup light cream : 1 tablespoon melted butter plus enough milk to make one cup

1 cup buttermilk : 1 tablespoon lemon juice OR vinegar plus enough whole milk to 1 cup (let stand 5 minutes before using) OR 1 cup whole milk plust 1 ¾ teaspoons cream of tartar OR one cup yogurt

1 cup whipping cream, whipped : 2 cups whipped dessert topping

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Good Tips for Emergencies

The number one weather-related killer in the United States each year is flooding. On average, 140 deaths are caused annually due to flood conditions. Three quarters of that number die in vehicles.

Understanding nature -- rather than seeing it as an enemy -- contributes to your opportunity to survive a flood. Flood conditions occur often enough that much information on survival techniques has been gathered.

The primary type of flooding is river flooding. Residents near a river may experience flooding even if there has been no rainfall in the immediate area. Upriver storms and rain can cause the waters to rise in areas that haven't even detected a cloud. Days and weeks of rainfall can join together for a devastating effect. Understanding the lay of the land in your area is important in understanding your risk for flooding.

One of the precautions you can take is to restrain your pets or place them on a leash indoors. If you have livestock, move them to higher ground. Listen to your local weather station. Time is of the essence when a flood warning is issued -- a flash flood warning may give you even less time to act. You may only have seconds to escape. Rising water will seek the lowest level first. Streets, streams and creeks will fill rapidly. Seek out higher ground rather than trying to outrun floodwaters. If a flash flood is headed your way, don't try to outdrive it. Cars can't move as quickly as a flash flood.

If there IS time to prepare, then move your furnishings and valuables to an upper level. Clean water is a priority; fill assorted containers -- including bathtubs -- with drinkable water. If you have a family disaster plan, use it now.

If you see water covering an area, DON'T DRIVE into it. You can't see what dangers the water is covering. The area isn't safe no matter how well you know it. Flood waters can change the terrain. The waters may contain runoff toxic chemicals, downed power lines or other debris. Stop your vehicle, turn it around and find an alternate route.

Avoid walking in floodwaters. The currents in floodwaters are strong. In some cases as little as six inches depth can be enough water to knock an adult or child over and sweep them away. Boiling water advisories may be issued so you'll want to listen to your radio for those. Note any cracks or cervices that may give access to your home. Other animals may seek shelter in your home, including neighbors' pets, snakes and rats.

Once you return to your residence after a flood, check over the outside of the house and look for damage or entry holes for animals. If the foundation appears damaged, hire a professional to inspect the residence to see if it’s safe to enter. Wear protective clothing when cleaning up after a flood. Remember to wear a dust mask, long-sleeves, long pants, rubber gloves and waterproof boots. Floods cause a lot of mud, silt and other debris to enter your home. Plan on changing clothing as often as they become saturated. The mud and muck have bacteria that could cause illness.

There was an impressive flood in Cane Creek, TN earlier this year. No Greater Joy's July-August issue carried articles about the aftermath. Impressive photos are included along with an article by bestselling author Debi Pearl entitled: "The Biggest Cane Creek Flood on Record." Son, Gabriel Pearl contributed an article entitled, "Cane Creek Flood" detailing his adventures. Read No Greater Joy Magazine online or add your name to their free subscription list.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Yahoo Server Hungup!

Just discovered that yahoo server hungs up! wow how could this happen? sleepy programmers?

10/15/2010 5:30 +8 GMT

call your Facebook Buddies with Skype 5.0

With the new Skype Version 5.0 you can now call or SMS your friends easily. Just Download the new version and sign in your account at facebook. Even see your Facebook News Feed, post status updates that can be synced with your Skype mood message, comment and like friends’ updates and wall posts, call and SMS your Facebook friends on their mobile phones and landlines make a free Skype-to-Skype call if your Facebook friend is also a Skype contact

Monday, September 27, 2010

12th Year Anniversary of Google

Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in California. While conventional search enginesranked results by counting how many times the search terms appeared on the page, the two theorized about a better system that analyzed the relationships between websites. They called this new technology PageRank, where a website's relevance was determined by the number of pages, and the importance of those pages, that linked back to the original site. A small search engine called Rankdex was already exploring a similar strategy.
Page and Brin originally nicknamed their new search engine "BackRub", because the system checked backlinks to estimate the importance of a site. Eventually, they changed the name to Google, originating from a misspelling of the word "googol", the number one followed by one hundred zeros, which was meant to signify the amount of information the search engine was to handle. Originally, Google ran under the Stanford University website, with the domain google.stanford.edu. The domain google.com was registered on September 15, 1997, and the company was incorporated on September 4, 1998, at a friend's garage in Menlo Park, California. ~ from wiki

Happy Birthday Google! Its been 12 years Since Google Soar and lead the internet's search engines and all related matters.