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1. When: Monday July 23 @ 8:00 PM MDT (10:00 PM EDT, 9:00 PM CDT, and 7:00 PM PDT)

2. Dial-in: 1-213-226-0400

3. Conference code: 183022

Join us to hear exciting news on new opportunities available including:
- 6 level commission structure
- 30, 60 and 90 day bonus bundles
- new consultant back-office system with premium features to track personal and team sales

Be the first to hear home office announcements and the revealing of some huge promotional tools!

See you there!!

Then contact me to find out more about this wonderful company or join me at http://www.cookinwithmixes.com

Cindy, who loves “cookinwithmixes

Baja Lime Cilantro Dip

Deal Of The Day – 7/21/12

Baja Lime Cilantro Dip Mix
A baja sensation! Zesty lime and spices make this a fun dip for a fiesta dinner.
Just Add – sour cream, makes 2 cups of dip.
Price: Was $3.50 Sale! $1.75

Here is a recipe that uses the Baja Lime Cilantro Dip Mix.

Cindy, who loves “cookinwithmixes

How Hot Is It?

IT’S SO HOT in South Dakota

…..the birds have to use potholders to pull the worms out of the ground.
…..the trees are whistling for the dogs.
…..the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance
…..hot water comes from both taps.
…..you can make sun tea instantly.
…..you learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
…..the temperature drops below 90 F and you feel a little chilly.
…..you discover that in July it only takes two fingers to steer your car (one on each hand).
…..you discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.
…..you actually burn your hand opening the car door.
…..you break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 5:30 A.M.
…..your biggest motorcycle wreck fear is, “What if I get knocked out and end up lying on       the pavement and cook to death”?
…..you realize that asphalt has a liquid stage.
…..the potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter.
…..the cows are giving evaporated milk.
…..farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.

What are you going to do this weekend to keep cool?  I’m going to sit back and enjoy a smoothie.

Cindy, who loves “cookinwithmixes

 

Outdoor BBQ Decoration Ideas

I came across these outdoor BBQ decoration ideas over at purpletrail.com

Barbeque season is upon us.  First, create sensational  bbq invites to send out, then look to these easy BBQ inspired decoration ideas for your patio or deck space.  Our party experts have found some fantastic outdoor BBQ decoration ideas to help you create a fun and festive atmosphere at all your summer gatherings.

Mason Jars

  • Put those jelly and mason jars to some good used.  They be the foundation for beautiful candlelight and also summer blooms.
  • When putting candles in the jars, try filling them part way with sand first.  It provides a little extra stability for pillar candles.
  • You can wrap them in colored tissue paper for an added glow.  Just make sure the paper doesn’t go all the way where it could be reached by the flame.
  • Pick a great bunch of daisies, lilacs, peonies or whatever your favorite summer flowers and use the jars as a vase.  Tie a little raffia or ribbon around the top for festive touch.
  • You can wrap wire around the top of the jars and create a handle to hang as lanterns around the yard on shepard’s crooks.
  • Table Decor
    • Nothing says outdoor gathering like a red and white check table cloth
    • Oil clothes come in all kinds of designs if prefer something beyond a traditional picnic pattern.  They are great for the outdoor tables because the clean up so easily.
    • Bandannas are another simple and easy adornment for the table.  Layer them down the table as a table runner, use them as napkins, and line baskets to be used for dry foods like buns and chips.
    • Use cake plates to pile up sandwiches or to put the burger fixins on. Creating different levels on a buffet table makes for a stylish presentation.
    • Use a cardboard beer bottle six pack holder for condiments.  Plastic squeeze bottles of ketchup, mustard, and mayo fit perfectly.
    • You can also use them for silverware.  Put the silverware in cups and place the cups in the holder.

    Drinks

    • Galvanized buckets are a great way to keep canned drinks cool when filled with ice.  Create several drink stations by placing a few buckets filled with different drink choices (one for soda, one for water and one for alcoholic drinks).
    • A large glass pitcher filled with lemonade makes a great addition to any table (and it’s delicious!)
    • Consider purchasing a set of real glasses to be used.  Some good plastic, reusable glasses are a good investment and better for the environment than always using disposable.  You can find glasses with great summer designs that you can use for years.

    Patio

    • Outdoor lights are a beautiful addition to any patio or deck.  You can even add them to low hanging tree branches or bushes.
    • Paper lanterns are also a beautiful addition to the backyard.  You can buy individual lanterns to hang from tree branches or purchase a string of lanterns to hang from the eves.
    • A chiminea or fire pit are great for toast marshmallows or just gathering around as the evening cools down.  Burning pinion pine logs also repel mosquitoes.
    • Consider getting some all weather over-sized pillows for the deck or patio.  Guest will love being comfy and cozy as they sit and chat with friends.

    Have a wonderful time entertaining this summer.  Enjoy the great weather, good company and great food.  Check out more of PurpleTrail’s bbq ideas.

    What is your favorite BBQ food?

    Cindy, who loves “cookinwithmixes”

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BLT Deviled Eggs

I love deviled eggs but they can be a bit boring. So I decided to try to divise a recipe for a deviled egg that was just a bit more interesting than the classic paprika top variety. Which lead me to create my BLT Deviled Eggs. These guys have already have been deemed a favorite by my family and hopefully soon by you too.

Cindy, who loves “cookinwithmixes

Funny Christmas “Fudge” Poem

I know that it is not Christmas time but I have fudge on my mind this morning and found this cute poem.

Dashing from the malls

With groceries yet to buy,
Workshops, kids & housekeeping,
Life’s so crazy! Why?

Bells on our telephone ring,
The machine will take the call,
We have no time for family or friends,
It drives us up the wall.

How are you? How’s your life?
We really want to know.
Hope you’re ready for Christmas,
Now maybe it will snow.

A day or two ago,
We thought we’d make a treat,
For all our special friends–
A Christmas Gift to eat!

Our intentions were top notch,
But our schedules would not budge,
Hence, here’s this year’s version of
CHRISTMAS FUDGE!

The idea here is to use the poem with the candy bar….no recipe…too hectic to make fudge…so you give a giant candy bar instead! I’m not sure where the poem originated from but I found it over at:SplitCoastStampers.

Now if you like fudge and want some that tastes great and is easy then check these out.

White Chocolate Pecan Fudge Mix

Sweet and Creamy Fudge Mix

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Christmas Fudge

Cindy, who loves “cookinwithmixes