Sunday, November 27, 2016

Recipe Idea: Crockpot Tamale Pie

1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
15 ounce can of black beans, rinsed and drained
14-1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
11 ounce can of whole kernel corn, drained
10 ounce can of enchilada sauce
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
8-1/2 ounce box corn bread/muffin mix
2 eggs
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend

Directions
In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the cumin, salt, chili powder and pepper.
Transfer to a slow cooker; stir in the beans, tomatoes, corn, enchilada sauce, onions and cilantro. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until heated through.
In a small bowl, combine muffin mix and eggs; spoon over meat mixture. Cover and cook 1 hour longer or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream and additional cilantro if desired.
Serve.

Love Dawn Lucan's World blog? Why not check out our logo store. We have a selection of shirts, household products, and more.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Author Profile: J.B. Roach

Cats are interesting animals, and they love having adventures. At times, they can inspire interesting stories for their human family. J.B. Roach was inspired to write a children's story about her cats as the main characters of her book. In her story, she focuses on Prince Lamont, his mother Queen Louise, and his two sisters Princess Lola and Princess Lilly. You can find their inspiring story at The Kitty Prince.

Love Dawn Lucan's World blog? Why not check out our logo store. We have a selection of shirts, household products, and more.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Author Profile: Mitra Vasisht

Some of the most words in the English language are associated with love, loyalty, and encouragement of others. In her first book of a trilogy, she focuses on a little girl who loves to wave at the Moon every night, and Luna loves to wave to her each time. She shares her perspectives on this as a retired career diplomat from India in her latest and delightful book named From the Moon with Love: A Trilogy: Book One: Moon Guests.

Love Dawn Lucan's World blog? Why not check out our logo store. We have a selection of shirts, household products, and more.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Need Insurance Coverage?

Dealing with health related matters or a disability is not easy in life. The situation becomes worse when you have to deal with health insurance. At times, the premiums seem to become cost prohibitive to deal with for you and your family. What can you do?
  • Get catastrophic insurance for you and your family. The deductibles are high, but you can often do a health savings account with it.
  • Check with your community health services office because there can be help there.
  • If you deal with a lot of prescriptions a month, you might want to check with your local pharmacy because they are full of resources to help you.
Dealing with health insurance is not fun, but there is help out there.


Love Dawn Lucan's World blog? Why not check out our logo store. We have a selection of shirts, household products, and more.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Recipe Idea: Chocolate Peanut Butter Drops

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter or peanut butter substitute
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup cocoa
2 cups old-fashioned (large flake) oats
1/4 cup dried fruit, coconut or other additions (optional)
Pinch salt

Directions
In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar, peanut butter, milk and cocoa to a simmer - it will be thick, but stir it until it’s melted and bubbling around the edges. Remove from the heat and stir in the oats, salt and any other ingredients you want to add. 
Drop by the spoonful onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and let sit at room temperature or refrigerate until firm.
Serve.

Love Dawn Lucan's World blog? Why not check out our logo store. We have a selection of shirts, household products, and more.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Author Profile: Candace Stromberg

You often hear about the benefits of yoga for children. You begin to wonder how to start your child in yoga. What are some basic yoga poses you can teach your child? Candace Stromberg introduces you and your child to 12 basic yoga poses in her book named Yoga Monkey Kids: Beginner Poses.

Love Dawn Lucan's World blog? Why not check out our logo store. We have a selection of shirts, household products, and more.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Keeping Opinions to Oneself?

Life can be full of interesting choices, and some choices can bring interesting consequences at times when we least expect it. One of the more interesting consequences is people sharing their opinion about your decision. Some opinions are good while some are bad at the time. I know we can't control how people will react to our decisions in life, but we can control how we respond to them. Just remember before you react to the reaction, you need to think twice before you make the wrong decision that can make your life more difficult.

Love Dawn Lucan's World blog? Why not check out our logo store. We have a selection of shirts, household products, and more.