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  • Tummy Ache
    A mother took her daughter to the doctor and asked him to give her an examination to determine the cause of her daughters swollen abdomen. It only took the doctor about 2 seconds to say "Your daughter is pregnant." The mother turned red with fury and she argued with the doctor that her daughter was a good girl and would never compromise her reputation by having sex with a boy. The doctor faced the window and silently watched the horizon. The mother became enraged and screamed, "Quit looking out the window! Aren't you paying attention to me?" "Yes, of course I am paying attention ma'am. It's just that the last time this happened, a star appeared in the East, and three wise men came. And I was hoping that they would show up again.

Boncarbo, Colorado

Beautiful home situated on 8.4, secluded acres in 'Chinamans Canyon'. Secluded but not isolated! Thousands of acres of wilderness and trees surround this home18 miles NW of Trinidad, Colorado Click for Boncarbo, Colorado Forecast and 85 miles South of Pueblo, Colorado. Trees include: Pinõn, Ponderosa, Cedar, Blue Spruce and Fir. Great hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, camping, wildlife and scenery!!! Trinidad lake, Monument Lake, Blue Lake, Bear Lake, North Lake, Cuchara Ski Area are all close by. Spanish Peaks are to the north and the Sangre DeCristo Mountains and San Isabel National Forest are to the west.

Home includes: 3 bedrooms, master bedroom has double closets, newly remodeled bathroom with pergo floor, newly remodeled livingroom with new large sliding windows, pergo floors in laundry room and pantry, new refrigerator and electric stove in kitchen, new 2 tab interlocking shingle roof installed in June 2002, new front and rear decks, new well pump and electrical, septic system just cleaned this spring. Well creates 6.7GPM. Whole house water filter system. All appliances stay(refrigerator, new stove, new chest freezer, ceiling fans in living room and master bedroom, large satellite system, microwave, washer and dryer). Home is all electric. Nice wood burning stove in living room, heats entire house on approximately 4-5 cords of wood per year, and keeps it toasty warm. Large shop with electric and 220v line. Large crawl space under house has plenty of room for storage. Property is completely fenced and gated with several outbuildings for poultry, game birds or other animals.

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  • How do you get a sweet little 80-year-old lady to say the F word?
  • Get another sweet little 80-year-old lady to yell "BINGO"

Folks, here are some great books to read, while sitting by that warm fire in the evening........

Buy Today...Great Reading!! The Remnant: On the Brink of Armageddon: by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
This is the 10th book in the best-selling series, Left Behind. This series is about the fictional account of the end times of our world.

The Great Tribulation unfolds as the forces of evil and the armies of God prepare for mankind's ultimate battle. Millions of Christians are protected by God as the anger of the Antichrist, Nicolae Carpathia, burns against them.

The Earth, now a wasted shell of its former beauty, staggers under the weight of worsening judgments from heaven, while Carpathia turns up the heat on Christ followers and anyone else who does not swear total allegiance with him.

All pretense is gone, even on the part of the Antichrist, as the planet hurtles toward Armageddon and the ultimate showdown between good and evil.

Buy Today...Great Reading!! Rocky Mountain Christmas: Yuletide Stories of the West
by John H. Monnett
By evening everyone present agreed that the Christmas festivities were "the greatest known to that date" in the entire Taos region and Kit Carson was "chief over it all." For the first time in recent memory, different races and Indian tribes had "ate, drank and smoked together." The last toast of the evening was one pledging "fraternal peace" among the races in the Taos Valley. (From the book) Even under the most extreme conditions our pioneer ancestors kept the festive holiday spirit alive in their hearts and frontier homes. From Lewis and Clark's first Christmas in the Rockies to the generous gift that changed a widow's and her children's lives, this book shares celebrations of the Yuletide season.
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"The Pot and The Kettle"

Now isn't that the POT calling the KETTLE BLACK!? Jesse (The Adulterer) Jackson, criticizing and demanding that Trent Lott, resign because of some words that offended the likes of himself and "The Almighty AL GORE" and some poor ole' minorities!! Give me a break here!! You all remember what free speech is? If ya don't likes it, tough! Hey Jesse, when ya goin' to step down off the PULPIT for IMPREGNATING someone other than your wife!? Paleeeese masta Jesse, fo'give da man fo makin' a mistake!!! Damn, you and Gore, and the rest of your sad ass HYPOCRITS, are a real JOKE!! Say Jesse, ya ain't gonna picket my establishment, just because I ain't made a big contribution to your organization, is ya?! Ya know, I'm really just sick and tired of pampering all these illiterate, egotistical, whinners, who are sensitive to anything anyone says. If you have nothing to be ashamed of, if you are a hard working individual, if you have a sense of humor, what the hell are you so sensitive about?! They can take political correctness and shove it up the good ole' rectum! I call a spade a spade, if the truth offends you, that's tough.........voice your view then.......

America~A Bygone Era: Militaria
Rogers Rangers

Among the colonial recruits raised for the British army in the year 1755, after the devastating defeat of Gen. Braddock, was Capt. Robert Rogers. It is thought that Rogers was raised on the frontiers of New England. When the recruits assembled at Albany, New York, Gen. William Johnson, knowing Rogers by reputation, employed him from time to time on important scouts. Roger's head-quarters were at Ft. William Henry, a new fort erected at the southern extremity of Lake George.

Taking a few men, Rogers would depart by night, float up the lake to a convenient place, hide the canoe, and push on overland through the forest, penetrating the the sentry lines of the enemy. At Crown Point, one of the French forts, his men, under cover of night, concealed themselves in the willows only three hundred yards from the fort. At dawn, Rogers, holding some brush as cover, crawled closer. While making his reconnaissance, numbers of French soldiers and Indians came out of the fort and began exercises (drill). Rogers was now unable to rejoin his men for fear of discovery. As Rogers lay hidden behind a log, a Frenchman walked directly toward him. Rogers sprang at him pointing his musket and offering quarter! The stranger then pulled a knife, and lunged, Rogers fired, killing him. The report of the musket instantly gave the alarm. By the time the French arrived at the spot of the deed, Rogers and his men had made their excape.

Read the rest of history.........Rogers Rangers

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Contributed By: Charlie Brown: Akron, Ohio

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  • No beer
  • No booze
  • No bars
  • No television
  • No cheerleaders
  • No baseball
  • No football
  • No basketball
  • No hockey
  • No golf
  • No tailgate parties
  • No Hooters
  • No pork BBQ
  • No hot-dogs
  • No burgers
  • No lobster, shellfish, or even frozen fish sticks.
  • Rags for clothes, towels for hats.
  • Constant wailing from the guy next door because he is sick and there are no doctors.
  • 24 hour wailing from a guy in the tower.
  • No chocolate chip cookies
  • No Christmas
  • You can't shave
  • Your wife can't shave
  • You can't shower to wash off the smell of donkey cooked over burning camel dung.
  • The women have to wear baggy dresses, and veils at all times.
  • Your bride is picked by someone else, she smells just like your donkey, but your donkey has a better disposition.
  • Then they tell you when you die it all gets better....
  • NO MYSTERY HERE........

By Carl Pastuszynski, Garfield Hts., Ohio

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both the male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.
Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl. We should've known. ONLY women would be able to drag a fat-ass man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost!

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Outdoor Adventure: Huntin' The Good Life
Utah Game Club

Utah Game Club is a hunting and fishing club that offers club membership with many benefits for the individual or hunting oriented family. If you love to hunt and fish then they can help you maximize your enjoyment of these wonderful outdoor sports.

They are experienced hunters and fishers and do what they do because they love it. They have wide experience over many years in both Utah, Alaska and Mexico. They know what you want and can help you to get it. They are also authorized Funjet Vacation agents.

  • It's lonely at the top, but you eat better.....
The Ski Lodge: Durango Mountain Resort: SKI PURGATORY
Durango, Colorado

Durango Mountain Resort embodies the reasons why so many people consider this part of Colorado unique. The views of the San Juan Mountains are breathtaking from any vantage, and repeatedly change and surprise with each trip down the ski hill, each hike through the forest, each roll along the ridge on a bike.

Our resort is a mountain community itself, a small and unique extension of Durango. Here anyone can find entertainment, adrenalin, or solitude in the mountains. Whether a student escaping for the weekend, a grizzled local skiing a favorite run, or a visitor taking a first look at an alpine slide or world class mountain bike race, Durango Mountain Resort has a bit of the Golden Country for everyone.

In 1965 the ski area was built along Purgatory Creek - a witty old-timer from the late 1800's had named the brook, which feeds into the Rio de las Animas Perdidas, or "River of lost Souls". The burgeoning ski area adopted the Purgatory name, and you'll notice that trail crews have continued the legacy. Now with 11 lifts, including the Purgatory Village Express Six-Pack, 1200 skiable acres, and 2029 vertical feet, plus a whopping 35,000 backcountry acres accessible through San Juan Snowcats, Purgatory Mountain has something for everyone.

Mountain Events: Steamboat Springs, Co.
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Steamboat is the most conveniently accessed ski resort in the Rockies

This year, a daily direct flight from Chicago into Steamboat Springs via American Airlines joins Steamboat's non-stop jet service schedule. During the winter 2002/2003 season, Steamboat will also have convenient non-stop jet service from Dallas, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, Newark and Chicago on American, Continental, Northwest and United. All of the air service is direct into Hayden (HDN) airport, which is just 22 miles (35 km) from the Steamboat Ski Area. Additional one-stop connection service is available from over 100 other domestic and international cities. For more information visit the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation web site

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path was highlighted in this month's 5280 Magazine, as the perfect place to getaway in Steamboat Springs. Here's what the magazine had to say, "Part bookstore, part coffeehouse, and part bakery/cafe, Off the Beaten Path offers two floors of nooks, crannies, and wonderfully illustrated floorboards to transport you to the soothing world of books. Then there's the coffee. Oh, and the paninis. For all the right reasons, this spot is the perfect getaway from your getaway." Visit them at 56 7th Street, or online

Cross Country Skiing Abounds in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs offers a multitude of cross country skiing trails, including groomed trails that wind through aspens along Fish Creek at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center, groomed trails at the City owned facility known as Howelsen Hill as well as ungroomed trails on Rabbit Ears and Buffalo Pass.

The Steamboat Ski Touring Center has seven trails which can be linked together to make longer trails. In addition, the touring center rents both cross country equipment and snowshoes. Daily passes cost $14 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. For more information go to

Howelsen Hill has plenty of groomed cross-country trails for beginners to experts. Skiers can climb up the Nordic trails on the face of Howelsen and ski to the trails on the backside. Howelsen's trails are maintained and groomed. For a map of the trails visit The City of Steamboat Springs web site

The cross-country ski trail network on Rabbit Ears Pass is provided by the Hahn's Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District of the US Forest Service for your winter enjoyment. Up on the pass the routes are not groomed and have sections of steep ascent and descent. Routes are marked with blue diamonds on trees.

Relaxation & Recreation: Casino Time.....
Cities Of Gold Casino and Resort
Pojoaque, New Mexico

15 Scenic miles north of Santa Fe on Hwy. 84/285.
At Cities Of Gold, they have the gaming you are looking for: Blackjack, Bingo, Poker, Craps, Slots and Roulette!! Come on out and have a fun time!!

Outdoor Tip: Series on High Altitudes
Prevention of Altitude Illnesses
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS is common at high altitudes. At elevations over 10,000 feet (3,048 meters), 75% of people will have mild symptoms. The occurrence of AMS is dependent upon the elevation, the rate of ascent, and individual susceptibility. Many people will experience mild AMS during the acclimatization process. Symptoms usually start 12-24 hours after arrival at altitude and begin to decrease in severity about the third day. The symptoms of Mild AMS are headache, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, nausea, disturbed sleep, and a general feeling of malaise. Symptoms tend to be worse at night and when respiratory drive is decreased. Mild AMS does not interfere with normal activity and symptoms generally subside within 2-4 days as the body acclimatizes. As long as symptoms are mild, and only a nuisance, ascent can continue at a moderate rate. When hiking, it is essential that you communicate any symptoms of illness immediately to others on your trip. AMS is considered to be a neurological problem caused by changes in the central nervous system. It is basically a mild form of High Altitude Cerebral Edema (see next issue).

More on this subject next week...........

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Fireman's Essentials Clock
The protective firefighter's hat and heavy, reliable hose are two of the essential tools firefighters need to battle the blaze. Sculpted in these distinctive shapes, "Fireman's Essentials" is a realistically detailed clock in the Red Hats of Courage collection from Vanmark. Handcrafted in cold-cast resin and hand-painted. Clock includes batteries. 4" high.

Vanmark - Item No. 1610030001

Price: $27.00 US s&h: $ 5.99

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By: Henry Makow

The headquarters of Islamic terrorism is London England, where the Anglo-American Establishment sponsors the radical "Muslim Brotherhood" in order to advance its long-term goal of plutocratic global dictatorship.

These globalists have fabricated a bogus "war on terror" to crush the remaining vestiges of nationalism and democracy in both Muslim countries and the West. Expect more incitements like the current "Miss World " imbroglio to convince both sides the other endangers its way of life.

In a comprehensive online report, the perceptive Hawaii-based researcher Peter Goodgame concludes: "Osama bin Laden is not, nor has he ever been, the leader of the international Islamist movement which is directed by the International Muslim Brotherhood."

Goodgame continues: "Osama bin Laden has been used effectively as a figurehead for the Brotherhood's militant branch to take responsibility for its atrocities, but he is not the mastermind… By the same token, the Muslim Brotherhood is a tool by the British-based Globalists whose main objective is to overthrow the established world order and create a new one-world system of global governance."
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4th in a series of the money controlling men who own the banks and eventually everything!!
How to defeat the plot of the Illuminati: Part 5

A Luciferian conspiracy

"The psychological moment"

Douglas predicted that the present debt-money system of the Bankers would become unworkable and fall by itself, because of all of the unpayable debts it creates. All the countries in the world are struggling with skyrocketing debts and heading for disaster, even though everybody knows these debts can never be paid off. Other factors announce the inevitable fall of the present system: automation, which makes full employment impossible, the fall of the U.S. dollar in comparison with the Japanese yen, etc.

Douglas said that "a psychological moment" will come, a critical moment when the population, given the gravity of the situation, and despite all the power of the Financiers, will have suffered their debt-money system long enough, and will be disposed to study and accept Social Credit. Douglas wrote the following in 1924, in his book Social Credit:

«The position will be tremendous in its importance. A comparatively short period will probably serve to decide whether we are to master the mighty economic and social machine that we have created, or whether it is to master us; and during that period a small impetus from a body of men who know what to do and how to do it, may make the difference between yet one more retreat into the Dark Ages, or the emergence into the full light of a day of such splendour as we can at present only envisage dimly. It is this necessity for the recognition of the psychological moment, and the fitting to that moment of appropriate action, which should be present in the minds of that small minority which is seized of the gravity of the present times.»

Louis Even, at the end of his article quoted above ("Social Credit, yes - Party, no"), repeats this idea of Douglas:

«The Social Crediters of the "Michael" Journal maintain, along with Douglas, that as regards Social Credit, the most effective work to do is to enlighten the population on the monpoly of financial credit, attributing to it the bad fruits of which it is the cause in the lives of people, of families, of institutions; and, in front of these bad fruits, to expose the doctrine of genuine Social Credit, which is so brilliant and in keeping with common sense. They also endeavor to develop within themselves, and to also radiate, a Social Credit spirit, Which is clearly in keeping with the spiret of the Gospel: a spirit of service and not of domination, not of an insatiable pursuit of money or material goods, which is of the same nature - with a less powerful means - as the spirit of the barons of High Finance.

«Whether the collapse of the present financial system, under the weight of its own enormities, or events that have been foretold many times by privileged souls - events one certainly cannot doubt of when one sees the present decadence of moral standards, apostasy, the paganization of affluent nations that used to be Christian - occur soon, in either case, the living or the survivors of those events won't be without a light to establish a social economic system worthy of its name.»

The message is therefore clear: let us continue to get new subscribers to the "Michale" Journal to inform everybody of the gravity of the situation.


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Lodging by choice, not by chance...

The Cloran Mansion is a restored brick ITALIANTE Victorian home built in 1880 by Mr. John Cloran, an Irish immigrant who took passage to the United States on a steamer in May of 1841 with nothing more than his perseverance, strong will, and sound common sense. The home is situated in Galena on 1.5 acres and is adjacent to a 240 acre farm, far enough a way from the noisy traffic but just a few short minutes to the many wonderful shops and restaurants of historic Galena.

Today, the mansion offers 4 rooms and Antonio's Cottage. Each room has a private bath, central air conditioning, mini refrigerator, cable TV with VCR, double whirlpool and fireplace.

Folks, we'll be traveling to Illinois this winter to visit Karen's boys, and we'll be making a stop, for at least a day or two, to relax at the Clorian Mansion!

Cloran Mansion
1237 Franklin Street
Galena, IL. 61036
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If you set your mouse above the lady and click it in throughout the black area, you'll see how it works... LADY FREEDOM
Contributed by Charlie Brown - Akron, Ohio........

The Atomic Travel Clock
This clock is perfect for traveling for the simple reason that it sets itself. The Atomic Travel Clock listens to the time signal from WWVB in Colorado. It uses this signal to set itself and stay accurate to well within a second. The display is very easy to read in the dark thanks to the blue backlight. The clock will adjust for daylight savings time automatically. The display shows what time zone it is set for. There is a snooze alarm feature for those mornings that you just can't pull yourself out of bed.

The Atomic Travel Clock retails for $40 as item number 347971 from Brookstone.

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  • It is impossible to lick your elbow.
    At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.



By: Jim Moore

Who ever thought a man of Senator Trent Lott's experience would, with a slip of the lip, tumble headlong into the racial pit. But he did. And now the pundits will banter for days with Amens or Tsk Tsks about his remarks.

For people who have been comatose during this episode, Lott bloodied himself at Senator Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party. Thurmond ran for president in 1948 on a state's rights, anti-integration ticket. Recalling that event, Lott blurted out, "We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."

Lott goofed. He should have known that remarks with racial overtones would rattle the cage of such sub-luminaries as Jesse Jackson, who invited Lott to resign.

Even Gore picked up the whip: "It is no small thing for one of the half-dozen most prominent political leaders in America to say that our problems are caused by integration and that we should have had a segregationist candidate. That is divisive, and it is divisive along racial lines." Read on if your dare(choke..puke...)


By: Jan Lamprecht

Oprah Winfrey is in South Africa, schmoozing with Nelson Mandela. She is clearly dishing out large amounts of money for various projects which Mandela has talked her in to and which she believes will help South Africa. There are plans for a big party on Robben Island and various celebrities including Naomi Campbell and various Rock stars will be involved. I couldn't help but chuckle at a speech given by Bishop Tutu. He said "We beat Apartheid, and we will beat AIDS!" Such is the wishful thinking of people over here with regard to AIDS. But let us not dwell on AIDS because unless medical science comes up with something, AIDS will run its devastating course and all the rhetoric in the world will not change a thing. Read please......

From The MountainGNome: I'm all for doing the same thing here, in reverse, starting with Jesse Jackson........

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GUYS: Guy Guide To Smelling Good
Want to wear a little history on your next date? Then pick up a bottle of 4711 eu de cologne. This scent is the oldest continuously manufactured men's cologne, bottled originally in 1792 at the Cologne, Germany design house of Frederich Muehlens from a recipe Muehlens was given as a wedding present by a local monk. The cologne is bottled today using the same ingredients: sandalwood oil from India, attar of roses from Bulgaria and vetiver oil from Haiti.

Tell that story to your girl and see what it gets you.
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GALS: Feeling Your Baby Kick
While an ultrasound can easily identify fetal movement as early as seven to eight weeks, women generally don't begin to feel the baby move until sometime between the 16th and 20th weeks. Remember, the initial sensations you'll notice aren't real kicks -- instead, some women describe the feeling as being like "popcorn popping" or "butterflies in the stomach." And also remember that during your first and second trimesters, you'll feel these sensations only every once in a while.

Your baby's activity level reaches its peak between 28 and 32 weeks, then decreases gradually until birth. You'll begin to discern a pattern to your baby's movement, and you'll know when something's amiss. If she's not moving as often as she usually does, your baby may be in distress. Call your healthcare provider if you're really worried.
NOTE: Always Check with and follow the advice of your Physician!

  • Son races in the house and heads for Dad's study.
    "Dad! Dad! I got a part in the school play!"
    "That's great, Tommy. What part did you get?
    "Dad, I play the part of a man who's been married for twenty years."
    "That's great, Tommy. Keep up the good work. Maybe next time you'll get a speaking part."
BEAUTY: Quick Hair Fix
Want to look your best but don't have time to do your hair in the morning? Here's a little tip for setting up a "good hair day." First, wet your hair during your morning shower and dry with an absorbent towel. (I recommend a good five minutes of strong circular movements.) While your hair is still damp, spray on a soft-setting lotion or vitamin hair lotion. (Avoid those sticky, hard, alcohol-based lotions.)

Now go back to toweling your hair, until you have a fuller, dryer look. Style your hair with your fingers and let your locks dry naturally while you get ready. Et voila! Easy to manage, healthy-looking hair that looks like a professional prepped it!


"WinLinux 2003 was designed and built to be the easiest to use Linux system. Its installation and configuration tasks are performed directly from windows as easily as any Windows application. This version offers full compatibility with RedHat 7.3, support for the rpm package system, an improved support for new hardware tecnologies such as FireWire, USB 2.0, Bluetooth and ATA133. WinLinux comes with up-to-date software, like Kernel 2.4.18, XFree86 4.2.0, CUPS 1.1.14, KDE 3.0, KOffice 1.1, gcc-2.96, RealPlayer 8, AcrobatReader 5.0.5, The Gimp 1.2.3 and 1.0."

Linux Note: When downloading a linux .tar/ .gz or .rpm file, It is sometimes necessary to hold down the shift key while clicking on the file you want to download.

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HoverMatch is a FREEWARE utility designed to allow desktop customizers to modify exiting themes and skins to their tastes by altering an images Hue, Saturation and Brightness values and saving the results. This utility makes it possible for users to modify themes and skins without requiring an image editor program like Photoshop. DOWNLOAD..........

    My mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT:
  • "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."


TIP: Glazing
Brushing foods with products like marmalades or jellies is a simple way to add flavor during the last few minutes of broiling. Chicken and pork are especially good when paired with fruit glazes. Preserves and maple syrup can also help create interesting new flavors. Remember that these products have high sugar content and can quickly burn. Try pork with red currant jelly, jalapeno jelly or orange marmalade. Chicken goes well with apricot jelly or lemon marmalade.

Cooking Websites: Recipes
Although it might be premature to call anything on the web "classic", there are several sites I keep returning to over the years. Epicurious ( has excellent feature articles plus the Bon Appetit and Gourmet recipe archives. The Food Network site ( ) is a great page, especially when used with the television shows. Recipe Source ( is the best site to find many versions of the same recipe.

If you have a favorite recipe or a great cooking website, and you'd like to share it with our readers, you can send it to The MountainGnome. Send your specialty to

Take a quart of joy and gladness -- A pack of folk and kin -- A dash of Christmas spirit -- And toss some laughter in. Take a large amount of giving -- And spread it generously; Read directions in the Good Book -- And apply them carefully. Garnish well with human kindness, On crystal leaves of cheer, And you'll have a batch of Christmas -- To last the coming year.

Roast Turkey with Oyster Dressing: Makes Plenty....

  • One 12 - 15 pound turkey (Of course in our household it's more like 25-30 lbs.!)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Oyster Dressing
Prepare Oyster Dressing. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Wash turkey cavity, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stuff cavity with Oyster Stuffing. Rub turkey skin with olive oil. Place turkey on rack in pan. Roast turkey breast side down for the first two hours, then flip over. Roast for 25 minutes per pound or until the little pop-up timer thingy that is stuck in the turkey tells you the turkey is done.

Oyster Dressing

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 5 cups prepared cubed stuffing mix
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • 1 pint oysters, liquor reserved
  • 1 cup half and half
Melt butter in pan and saute celery and onions until tender. Combine stuffing mix, salt and pepper and oysters in bowl and mix well. Add the oyster liquor then slowly add enough half and half to make stuffing moist.

Egg Nog and Rum Ice Cream: Serves 1
Not really ice cream, but a holiday cocktail.

  • 6 ounces Eggnog
  • 1 scoop Eggnog ice cream
  • 1 ounce Bourbon
  • Dash Nutmeg
Add the bourbon to a medium glass. Add the ice cream. Pour the eggnog over the mixture. Garnish with nutmeg.

Caleries per serving: "Don't Ask!! Enjoy!!

So until next time, REMEMBER:  They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them....

  • The longest name in the Bible is Mahershalalbaz (Isaiah 8:1).
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