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Donna asks…

Cheese sticks/pizza sticks recipe when using pizza base mix?

Okay so I have a pizza base mix (morrisons :D ) which creates one 8″ pizza base. I want to use it to make pizza sticks, or cheesy sticks, or something of the sort. I have cheese, cream cheese and probably all the other ingredients needed, but keep it simple folks!
I googled around a bit, but id like a recipe thats tried and tested, though any help you can offer is appreciated regardless.

The ingredients in the mix are as follows:
wheat flour, pomace olive oil, yeast, salt, dextrose. To make the mix you just add water. :)

Thanks. :*)

LoveKnots answers:

Garlic Knots
Why settle for delivery garlic knots that are soggy by the time you get them when you can make your own fresh ones at home? For this recipe you will need:

•one package store bought pizza dough
•3 tablespoons olive oil
•3 gloves of garlic, minced
•1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In large bowl, combine olive oil and garlic at bottom. Using kitchen scissors or a knife, cut off 1 inch pieces of the pizza dough, dropping them into the bowl with the garlic/oil mixture. Toss them gently and place on a baking tray. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. These are best served immediately

or ….. Http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/stuffed-crust-pizza-snacks/42c145a4-474c-4e0e-9437-d7d1da0ea204/

i have actually made the above one … I love it because you can fill the balls with anything you want.

Richard asks…

i need a strong toy for my dog?

my dog chews thru every toy we have bought him he is a staffy , we bought a red Kong and he destroyed it , we got him soft ones he destroyed them too, knotted rope types he undoes and there is a mess all over the floor so called indestructible he gets into them . can anyone help , he loves balls but just chews them

LoveKnots answers:

The best type of Kong as already said is the black one, it’s much stronger than the standard red Kongs (you’ll see it has Extreme on the packaging). There are also lots of recipes for the Kong available and by really filling a Kong properly you can keep him entertained for hours! There are various recipes on google but you can do all sorts of things such as filling the top part with a little peanut butter, and then filling with a few dog biscuits or treats, then some natural yogurt or low fat cheese, and then plugging it with a bit more peanut butter. Lots of different recipes and you can alter it depending on if you want your dog to have a low fat or full fat treat!

You could also considered a range of tough toys made by the company “Outhwaites” they do really strong canvas and leather toys which are made with strong breeds in mind.

Also there are the Powerful Chewer Nylabones and the big dog chews such as the Galileo which are very strong.

There is also the Boomer ball which is made to be very strong (very like the Indestructiball which by the way works best if you buy one that they can’t pick up in their mouths).

Please see the following links for more details:

Boomer Ball:

http://www.companyofanimals.co.uk/products/fun-and-games/retrieve-and-exercise/other/boomer-ball

Nylabone website and big dog chews (available in US and UK):

http://www.nylabone.com/products/non-edible/big-chews/

Outhwaites toys:
http://www.petrange.co.uk/products/topic/49

David asks…

CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR BOYFRIEND!?

this is our second christmas together and he is 22 years old. He is so hard to shop for. he has an ipod cellphone computer tv ps3 watches. I love getting him amazing gifts and I really have no idea of what to get him. Please help

LoveKnots answers:

Dog tags, with both your initials engraved with the date or ‘Second Christmas’
Check out the ideas at www.redenvelope.com

Fill a stocking with a bunch of things he would like – DVD, CD, movie tickets, popcorn, favorite snacks, Shirt, hat, flashlight, key chain, gum, nuts, Lottery tickets, Gasoline gift card, Subscription to a magazine he reads

Make him homemade cookies, fudge or brownies (see recipes below)

Make a laminated bookmark: find pictures or photos that he would like – favorite game or team, sports, cars, pictures of you two – it can be a few small pics or just one, glue it to construction paper (you can do both sides if you measure properly), make sure you know how wide you want it to be before you start with the glue, then take it to Staples/Office Max, Office Depot or a store like that and get it laminated, then cut it. After hole-punch the top and put a ribbon or twine of some kind through the hole and tie it in a knot.

Make a ‘love jar’ and fill it with origami hearts, flowers and slips of paper with notes of appreciation written on them or ‘I love you’ written in different languages (on the back write which language it is).

Http://www.ehow.com/how_2061320_fold-origami-heart.html

http://www.bloom4ever.com/HowToFold.php

Say I love you in different languages

http://www.links2love.com/i_love_you_languages.htm

Fudge

2 Cups Sugar
2 1/2 Tablespoons dry Hershey’s Cocoa
2 Tablespoons of butter or margarine
1/3 coup white Karo Syrup (corn syrup)
1/2 cup condensed milk
1 cup walnuts (shelled and chopped)
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Combine all ingredients except nuts and vanilla. Stir together well. Bring to a vigorous boil and boil for 5 minutes.

Remove from flame. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Beat vigorously to make it creamy. Add walnuts and vanilla. Stir and pout out onto waxed paper lined square pan.

NOTE: Do not attempt to make cooked candies (this fudge recipe) when the weather is rainy, very cloudy or wet fog.

Quick Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

1 Medium Ripe Banana, peeled
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
¾ Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
¼ Teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup Olive or Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Egg
¼ Cup Chopped Nuts
½ Cup Chocolate Chips (or what feels good)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray small rectangular or 9×9 square baking pan with non-stick spray.

Chop or mash banana. Combine with flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, oil, milk, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips to this mixture OR save them to add as topping, sprinkling on top of mixture after poured into the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Isabellas (Oatmeal Cookies)

1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups oats
Dash salt, optional
Powdered Sugar

Cream butter and sugar until light. Mix in vanilla, then flour, oats and salt. Chill thoroughly, about ½ hour in the refrigerator. Shape into small balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with a fork, crisscrossing. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-18 minutes (depending on your oven). Sprinkle with Powdered Sugar

Jumbles

3 large bananas, mashed
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup oil
Dash of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients, let set 15 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Spicy Oatmeal Crisps
Pepper may sound like an odd ingredient for a cookie, but it complements the other spices well (although you can omit it if you prefer).
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground allspice
½ teaspoon grated whole nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (optional)
1 cup packed brown sugar
5 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
½ cup regular oats
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 7 ingredients (flour through pepper) in a medium bowl. Beat sugar, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Stir in flour mixture and oats.

Drop by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until crisp. Cool on pan 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pan; cool on wire racks.

Laura asks…

what are the free apps for i pod touch g4?

LoveKnots answers:

Here are some apps that I have on my iPod Touch 4g:
(these are all free)

– Flashlight (comes in handy sometimes! Like when I’m trying to unlock my car in the dark)
– Google Earth
– CamWow (soooo funny! It’s like one of those trick mirrors that make your face look weird, good for a laugh!)
– the Sleepmaker apps (there are 5: waves, rain, streams, storms, wildlife. I like to listen to them at night, very relaxing! You can program it to stay on for how ever long you want it to as well)
– All Recipes (If you like to cook, or are just learning, you’ll love this one! You can choose your meals based on the ingredients you have in your house, and what kind of meal you wanna make. Like breakfast, main course, or dessert, for example)
– TuneIn Radio (this lets you listen to radio stations from all over the world!)
– Virtuoso Piano (kinda self explanatory…you can play the piano :)
– Shazam (have you ever heard a song on the radio and wish you knew what it was or who sang it? With this app, you can find out! It listens for about 10 seconds and then tells you the name of the song, who sings it, what album its from, gives you the option to watch the video, etc. It’s very cool!)
– SoundHound (this one is pretty much exactly like Shazam, except it even recognizes song tunes and humming! It doesn’t really make sense to have both these apps, so if you wanna choose one or the other I’d choose this one!)
– Remote (lets you control your iTunes on your computer…from your iPod!)
– Touch Tennis
– Action Bowling Free
– Deer Hunter Challenge (if you like hunting, like I do :)
– The Sims 3
– Fish Food Frenzy
– Quarters (you have to flick a quarter into a pitcher of beer. Haha. The more you miss, the more “drunk” your player gets and the more difficult it becomes. It’s entertaining!)
– Knots (kinda like Twister…but for your fingers!)
– iCopter (I find this one very challenging, but very addicting!)
– Traffic Master (you have to control a busy intersection and make sure there are no crashes)
– 3D Checkers
– Scrabble Free
– Scene It? Movies 2
– Solitaire (in case you can’t get enough of Solitaire on the computer! LoL)

Have fun :)

Paul asks…

Ideas for a super quick(and easy) homemade birthday present?? URGENT!?

I need a quick and easy birthday present that I can get without going out and buying something. I need it by tomorrow. Any suggestions??

LoveKnots answers:

Http://www.kaboodle.com/kmama/home-made.html?m_ep=sk

I enjoyed searching for ideas this site has some great ideas:

http://www.achristianhome.org/GoodThingsandRecipes/newgiftstomake.htm

this one I liked too/How to make a rice sock:

:

http://www.lupusmctd.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=339696630cb48bc29c2d6963dd8c4a6f&topic=1087.msg5557#msg5557

or another of the same recipe:

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 5 minutes

Here’s How:

Fill the foot of a tube sock with rice. Do not use instant rice.
Tie the end of the tube sock into a knot.

Directions for use of it:

Place the rice-filled sock in your microwave oven for 2 to 3 minutes on high power. Time may vary by microwave, so check after one and a half minutes.
Remove the sock from the microwave and place on the area of your body where needed.

Tips:
The sock may be very hot. Protect your skin from burning by using a towel or other material between your skin and the sock.

What You Need:

Tube sock
Rice

and I love this one how to make a prayer rock:

http://www.entourages.com/barbs/prayrock.htm

Good luck

Mary asks…

reccomendation to regrow/replenish strength extremely damaged hair?

So i started dying my hair about two years ago. I dyed my hair the first time blonde but since my hair is naturally dirty blonde/light brown it turned orange, i redyed it blonde again a week later. Then i dyed the under neathe of my hair brown about 2 or 3 months after that. Then i dyed all my hair brown a few months later, then a hair dresser accidentally dyed my hair black instead of brown, so i got it stripped of color and everything a week later along with getting highlights. This caused my hair to break off where the highlights were (i didnt even ask the dresser to give me highlights just to tone down my hair), i didnt do anything to my hair for about 6 months till recently i dyed it brown, its now very weak and breaking off and its real bad. Need reccomendations on viatamins, hair masks, shampoos/conditioners, oils, or anything else that will improve my hair’s strength, growth rate, and ability to manage (b/c every time i get out the shower it really knotted) & any other info!

LoveKnots answers:

I have the same issue as you, i recently bleached my hair from black to blonde and now i’m trying to treat it carefully and make it healthy, and i’m trying to grow it out.

I take natural Biotin supplements that you can get at most stores or drugstores (i get mines for around 7 bucks at Target). For those skeptical of it i’ve noticed a big change in my hair, silkier and more manageable and it helps dramatically with growth, and in my case at least it really works. The other main things i’d recommend are if you take hot or warm showers always make sure you rinse your hair for a minute or 2 in cold water (it closes the pores of your hair, locking moisture in), also NEVER brush your hair when it’s wet, if you must use a comb at least, and always air dry your hair when you can if you must blow dry it always use a heat protectant same thing applies for other heat syling tools try to void using them, and above all you need a good shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair that focuses on repairing damaged hair. I use Ion Repair Solutions and it’s an intensive shampoo and conditioner that rebuilds damaged hair, it’s the best i’ve found i love it! (unfortunately it’s only available at places like CosmoProf or Sally’s, and it’s a product only sold to hairstylists, but if you know someone who is one you can get it through them, if not there are other good ones out there just focus on repair for damaged hair)

I highly recommend It’s a 10, Miracle Leave In Product, it’s superb it really works better than any product i’ve tried and you can get it at Walmart or Target. It’s a bit on the pricey side ($18) but it really works. As for hair masks they really help, doing them about once a week is best, you can make them yourself it’s cheap and easy and works just as well as buying pricey ones. And lastly i’d say to get a bottle of Moroccan Argan oil! Use it in your hair when you brush it, after showers or just whenever, it works wonders making your hair soft and keeping moisture in. Organix is the most well known brand works good there’s plenty of other good ones and you can get them at most stores. Trims are really important if you want to grow your hair every 3 months is good, it makes your hair grow faster as well as preventing split ends from traveling further up your hair damaging it more. (also if you haven’t trimmed it already after bleaching i highly suggest you do it will get rid of the intial most damaged hair and allow healthy hair to grow)

And of course get plenty of sleep and eat healthy, a healthy body = healthy hair :)

-It’s a 10 review

http://www.makeupgeek.com/reviews/review-its-a-10-miracle-leave-in-hair-product/

-Hair mask recipes and tutorial

http://beauty.about.com/od/naturalhaircare/tp/Hair-Mask-Recipes-For-Damaged-Hair.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_sC9gyEER0

Susan asks…

Is there such a thing as “the homosexual agenda”?

Doesn’t every group of people in America have just as much right as others have, to seek to infuence legislation?

Have any homosexuals ever sought to do anything that would infringe on your liberties or prevent you from living your own life in your own chosen way?

Or are homosexuals inherenlty evil persons who should not exist? Were the Nazis correct in sending them to the death camps?

Were the English authorities correct in sending Oscar Wilde to prison for a year, which resulted in his writing “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”?

Should homosexuals be forced to submit to hormone treatmnet to try to “convert” them to becoming “straight”? Should they be sent to re-education camps?

LoveKnots answers:

8:00 a.m. Wake up. Wonder where you are.

8:01 a.m. Realize you are lying on 100 percent cotton sheets of at least a 400 count, so don’t panic; you’re not slumming.

8:02 a.m. Realize you are actually in your own bed for a change. Wake stranger next to you and tell them you are late for work so won’t be able to cook breakfast for them. Mutter “sorry” as you help him look for his far-flung underwear. You find out that you tore his boxers while ripping them off him last night, so you “loan” him a pair of boxer-briefs, but not the new ones because you never intend to see him again.

8:05 a.m. Tell the stranger, whose name eludes you, “It was fun. I’ll give you a call,” as you usher him out the door, avoiding his egregious morning-breath.

8:06 a.m. Crumple and dispose of the piece of paper with his telephone number on it when you get to the kitchen.

8:07 a.m. Make a high protein breakfast while watching the Today show. Wonder if the stories you’ve heard about Matt Lauer are true. Decide they must be.

8:30 a.m. Italian or domestic? Decide to go with three-button Italian and the only shirt that is clean.

8:45 a.m. Climb into red Z4 and try not to look too much like Barbie driving one of her accessories as you pull out of your underground parking. Revos or Armanis? Go with Revos.

9:35 a.m. Stroll into office.

9:36 a.m. Close door to office and call best friend and laugh about the guy who spent the night at your condo. Point out something annoying about best friend’s boyfriend but quickly add “It doesn’t matter what everyone else thinks, just as long as you love him.”

10:15 a.m. Leave office, telling your secretary you are “meeting with a client.” Pretend not to notice her insubordinate roll of her eyes (or the cloying “poem” she has tacked to her cubicle wall).

10:30 a.m. Hair appointment for lowlights and cut. Purchase of Aveda anti-humectant pomade.

11:30 a.m. Run into personal trainer at gym. Pester him about getting you Human Growth Hormone. Spend 30 minutes talking to friends on your cell phone while using Hammer Strength machines, preparing a mental-matrix of which circuit parties everyone is going to and which are now passe.

12:00pm Tan. Schedule back-waxing in time for Saturday party where you know you will end up shirtless.

12:30 p.m. Pay trainer for anabolic steroids and schedule a workout. Shower, taking ten minutes to knot your tie while you check-out your best friend’s boyfriend undress with the calculation of someone used to wearing a t-back and having dollars stuffed in their crotch.

1:00 p.m. Meet someone for whom you only know his waist, chest and penis size from AOL M4M chat for lunch at a hot, new restaurant. Because the maître d’ recognizes you from a gay bar, you are whisked past the Christian heterosexual couples who have been waiting patiently for a table since 12:30.

2:30 p.m. “Dessert at your place.” Find out, once again, people lie on AOL.

3:33 p.m. Assume complete control of the U.S., state, and local governments (in addition to other nations’ governments); destroy all healthy Christian marriages; recruit all children grades Kindergarten through 12 into your amoral, filthy lifestyle; secure complete control of the media, starting with sitcoms; molest innocent children; give AIDS to as many people as you can; host a pornographic “art” exhibit at your local art museum; and turn people away from Jesus, causing them to burn forever in Hell.

4:10 p.m. Time permitting, bring about the general decline of Western Civilization and look like you are having way too much fun doing it.

4:30 p.m. Take a disco-nap to prevent facial wrinkles from the stress of world conquest and being so terribly witty.

6:00 p.m. Open a fabulous new bottle of Malbec.

6:47 P.M. Bake Ketamine for weekend. Test recipe.

7:00 P.M. Go to Abercrombie & Fitch and announce in a loud voice, “Over!”

7:40 P.M. Stop looking at the photographic displays at Abercrombie & Fitch and go to a cool store to begin shopping.

8:30 p.m. Light dinner with catty homosexual friends at a restaurant you will be “over” by the time it gets its first review in the local paper.

10:30 p.m. Cocktails at a debauched gay bar, trying to avoid alcoholic queens who can’t navigate a crowd with a lit cigarette in one hand and a Stoli in a cheap plastic cup in the other. Make audible remark about how “trashy” people who still think smoking is acceptable are.

12:00 a.m. “Nightcap at your place.” Find out that people lie in bars, too.

John asks…

Chinese Dessert HElP?

So i have a project to do and I need to know a simple chinese dessert thats easy to make and can u plz write the recipe down to?

LoveKnots answers:

Bow Ties

Children love this sweet treat. For a more “adult friendly” version, prepare and deep-fry the bow ties, then lightly dust with icing sugar.

1 package egg roll wrappers (4 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches – each wrapper makes 2 bow ties)
Syrup:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup water
Other:
4 – 6 cups oil for deep-frying, as needed

Lay out a wrapper so that the longer (5 1/2 inch) sides are on the top and bottom, and the shorter (4 1/2 inch) sides on the left and right.
Cut each egg roll wrapper from top to bottom into 4 equal pieces.

Using a paring knife, cut a 1/2 inch slit in the center of each piece. Using 2 pieces, one laid on top of the other, make a knot like a bow tie.
(Fold one end of the piece on top and thread it through the slit.
Turn over, fold, and thread through the other way. Open the folded ends before deep-frying).

Heat wok and add oil.
Deep-fry the bow ties until golden brown, about 5 at a time.
Drain on paper towels or a tempura rack if you have one.

Boil the syrup ingredients in a pot on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Dip the bow ties into the boiling syrup
(if the syrup isn’t boiling the bow ties will be too sweet),
and drain well.

Set aside to harden.
Serve cold.

(The bow ties can be stored in an air-tight container).

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