AmazonBasics Microwave

Have you ever put something in the microwave to cook and realize it needed something besides setting the microwave at two minutes and pressing start? Maybe the directions are to defrost at 50 percent and your dish is frozen before you start. Do you see the 50%, or half power button on the screen? Unless you have an unusual microwave you do not. So what if you did not have to figure out how to try (and sometimes fail) at programing the microwave? Easier can be better when applied to appliances. Amazon is selling an inexpensive microwave that will take instructions …

Read More

Fall Home Physical

Most people as they get older are encouraged to have a yearly physical to determine their current health and identify any issues that need addressing. Applying the physical to property, as a house ages it should get a physical at least once per year if not more often. Below are some things you should check in a fall home physical: Outside Check the outside perimeter of the house for any cracks, or breaks in the exterior. Do you see things that need repairing, or even repainting? Fix them now so that as temperatures drop and freezing is a possibility, they …

Read More

October Festivals and Events

As the weather cools the festival and event calendar begins to fill. Across the state there are many great places to enjoy the weather and activities. To make sure you are ready to enjoy what is available in October, please review the guide below and plan to participate as your schedule allows. Alabama National Fair – September 28 – October 8 – Montgomery, AL – Traditional fair with rides, competitions, music and more. Alabama Adventure – Every Saturday and Sunday in October – Bessemer, AL –  Alabama Adventure is holding their 1st Annual Fall Festival from 12-6. Each weekend will …

Read More

Cavatelli with Veal & Tomato Sauce, Grated Romano, Greek Basil Florets & Crispy Roast Tomato Slices

As summer turns to fall and the weather becomes cooler it is a good time to cook up a pasta dish. Cavatelli, veal and sauce combine for an enjoyable dish. Time:  45 minutes Effort: Easy but there are a few steps Serves: 2 Ingredients 1 large ripe tomato, sliced thin ⅓ cup olive oil 1 medium onion, minced ½ lb. ground Veal 2 Tbsp. Tomato paste 1 cup tomato passata 1 Tsp. Sugar Fine sea salt & ground pepper to taste ½ cup water plus 2  or more cups for the cavatelli 1 ½ cups cavatelli pasta ¾ cup grated …

Read More

Purchasing a Vehicle

There comes a point in time to purchase a vehicle. For some people that time comes often as they believe owning a newer vehicle is best for them. For others it may be when the cost to repair their current vehicle is more than it is worth, or the likelihood of something major failing is strong even if they fix a current issue. Another case for the need of a different vehicle may come due to an accident, or a new driver in the home. Whatever the case may be, it is important to look at your options and current …

Read More