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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Germ Hot-Spots in your Home

  • Commodes – Flushes of the commode can send germs airborne, settling on various surfaces in the bathroom. Close the lid before flushing.
  • Toothbrush and Holder – Protect your toothbrush from commode flushes and other germ transfers. For example, if you use a toothbrush holder for several family members, don’t let the toothbrushes touch each other. Replace brushes every few months.
  • Contact Lens Case – Rinse your case in hot water after use, and replace the case every three months.
  • Laundry – A load of laundry can be loaded with germs and bacteria from undergarments and other clothing, as well as towels and linens. The hotter the water, the better chance to kill germs. Also, move clean clothes straight to the dryer; dampness breeds bacterial growth.
  • Beds – Dust mites are microscopic creatures that commonly take up residence in your bed. Wash linens regularly and in hot water.
  • Computer Keyboard – Wash your hands before and after using your computer, and use alcohol or bleach swipes to keep it disinfected.

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Consider these tips for a better night’s sleep:
  • Go to bed and get up at the same time each day – even on the weekends.
  • Avoid caffeine, nicotine, beer, wine and liquor four to six hours before bedtime.
  • Do not exercise within two hours of bedtime.
  • Do not eat large meals within two hours of bedtime.
  • Do not nap later than 3PM.
  • If you can’t fall asleep within 20 minutes, get up and do something quiet, like reading.
  • Wind down in the 30 minutes before bedtime by doing something relaxing, like drinking warm milk or taking a warm bath.

Supercharge Those Spices

The secret of spices is in the timing – the earlier you add the spices, the better! If spices are heated directly in oil at the beginning of the cooking process, they become a toasty and robust addition to your fare.

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside.
  3. Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the remaining batter and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Cover with whipped topping before serving.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/13477/double-layer-pumpkin-cheesecake/

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