Diva Tasting: Kitchen Hacks; Semi-Homemade…

I always add a dollop of sour cream to my boxed mac 'n' cheese when it's time to add the milk and cheese packet. It makes it creamier and so rich. I worked in a high end restaurant that was very well known for its cheesecake. The secret to the cheesecake: Just cream cheese and …

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Diva Ranting: Queen’s Rules of Engagement…

Several years ago I dismissed my class for lunch and went into the kitchen to get the burrito I’d placed in the convection oven to cook. It was laying on the cabinet with a note that said do not place metal in this unit. The convection oven clearly had metal shelves and sides!!!!! I got …

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Diva Caring: Food Cooking Temperatures…

I tend to post things like this regularly as safety tips for cooking need constant re-emphasis. Cooking Temperatures When cooking food — whether grilling, stewing, roasting, or frying — and reheating leftovers, it's important to know the safe minimum internal temperature of what you're cooking to avoid food borne illness. This is particularly true for …

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Diva Ranting: Negativity Online….

2022 Blog Rant on Negative Video Games Can someone out there please tell me why, why, why they put out these video games as ads on my word game apps…. about adultery and cheating, about being unkind and throwing people out in the cold? Overall trash games to let people soak in trash and melancholy. …

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Diva Ranting: Today’s Standards…

2021 Is it Just Me? I just had a grandmother here waiting for a student and she was telling me her grandson she is guardian for called the police on her because he got rude and she threatened to box his ears. Said he was in fear of his life because she told him to …

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Diva Musing: All the Worlds a Racket…

“All The Worlds A Racket And We’re Just The Tennis Balls It Bounces Around.” One of my new Queen Quotes. The Queen’s pontificate on this one is simply that we do not have to be the ball but the hand that guides the racket by power thinking in the present and by knowing without doubt …

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Diva Musing: Playing The Leading Lady…

More Perspective-Leading Lady I had an epiphany one bright day. So many of my female friends started seeking a more spiritual approach to live in their 40's. They have always made fun of me, even my children, for being too woo*woo! My immediate family often wears foil hats and puts pots on their heads and …

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Diva Researching: Homemade Yard Pest Control…

Spring has Sprung! Time to get ready for deck sitting, firepit meditations and outdoor fun. Here is an old remedy someone sent me to assist with these endeavors. MOSQUITO YARD SPRAY 1 Large Bottle Blue Mouthwash (inexpensive brand OK) 3 Cups Epsom Salt 3 -12 OZ. Bottles of Cheap Beer Stale Directions Mix 3 ingredients …

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Diva Researching: Memory…

Getting older requires the Crones to exercise the brain more. Here is a tip I found this week you may wish to utilize. Namaste, The Queen Cronista Memory Palace Technique 2021 Sherlock Holmes remembers everything by imagining that he's storing bits of information in a "memory palace," a technique that originated in ancient Greece. Now, …

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Diva Tasting: Halloween Cuisine….

Halloween Cuisine: Candy Bar Popcorn Today’s Halloween Treats Ingredients 1 (3.5 Ounce) Package Microwave Popcorn 2 King Size Bar Chocolate-Coated Caramel-Peanut Nougat Candy Directions Step 1-Pop the popcorn according to the package directions. While the corn pops, cut the candy bar into 1/2 inch pieces. Spread the popped corn onto a microwave-safe platter (I like …

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