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This is a very basic and simple recipe for a quick sauce to use over your Mexican inspired dishes.

  • 3 Tbsp. your choice of oil
  • 1 to 2 garlic minced garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • ½ cup red chili powder
  • 2 cups water

Saute the garlic in oil. Whisk in the flour, add chili powder and water. Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes. Be careful not to let it burn because this produces a bitter taste. Make up a large batch and freeze to have on hand. This basic sauce can be used for many different recipes. Change it up a little by adding one or more of the following: minced onions, oregano, basil, cumin and parsley.

My fingernails are shot, my hands feel like rubber, and I ruined my pants from the bleach, but my shower stall in my master bath looks great!

Irritations from soaps, perfumes, and dyes in laundry soap can be very irritating to some people’s skin. It may be nice to smell that spring air or fresh rain, but the cocktail of chemicals that it takes to produce that scent can irritate your skin or worse.


Can your diet affect depression? That’s the question that researchers have been studying for years. We’ve always known that eating healthy is good for us, but now research reports that people who regularly eat fruit, vegetables, and fish reduce their chances of suffering from depression.