Dried Fruit 7-Up Cake Recipe

Posted by Roses on March 17, 2011

The 7-up cake was really popular in the 1960′s and 1970′s but this one is not the original  7-up cake this one is made with real dried fruit and a delicious colorful lime glaze.


1 (12 ounce can) 7-Up or lemon-lime carbonated soda (divided use)
1 cp mixed dried fruit (cranberries, strawberries, blueberries, cherries) or you can use your own choice of fruit
1-1/2 cps (3 sticks) butter or margarine, at room temperature
2 cps sugar
4 eggs
3 cps flour
2 tablespoons of lemon extract

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The Titans The First Greek Gods

Posted by Roses on March 5, 2011

The myths of Ancient Greece chronicle a very interesting tale of human existence, filled with iconic gods and goddesses that controlled the destiny of mortals. These deities were said to come from forces of nature that were referred to as Titans in Hesiod’s epic Theogony.  They were said to be the first twelve children of Uranus (Father Sky) and Gaea (Mother Earth). The Titans were elemental rather than human, however their story is filled with more passion, greed, heroism, and violence than a modern day drama

In Greek mythology

The stages of mortal existence are separated into ages.

The first of these was the Golden Age when the Titans ruled, and it represented a time when peace and harmony reigned. The tranquility was not all that it appeared though, and it came at a rather horrific price. Uranus was displeased with the younger children that Gaea gave birth to after the first twelve, considering the many arms of the Hecatonchires and the one-eyed Cyclopes to be hideous.  He imprisoned them in Gaea’s womb, which was

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Declawing Your Cat Is Inhumane and Painful

Posted by Roses on March 3, 2011
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young-giMany people consider their cats part of the family. They’ve became integral parts of our lives offering love and companionship. Yet, De-clawing them has became as common as spaying or neutering.

If you’re considering De-clawing our cat, there’s some things you should know about the surgical process. It’s not simply a type of manicure as most people might think. It is a very serious, painful surgery and it will takes weeks for your cat to re-cooperate! In some countries De-clawing is considered an inhumane mutilation and it is actually illegal!

A cat’s claw isn’t a toenail, it is adhered to the bone, sort of an extension of the bone. De-clawing involves literally amputating the last bone in your cats paw! It is comparable to removing the last joint on all of a humans fingers! And, even worse it’s not just one amputation, it is literally ten amputations in one surgery!

In rare instances De-clawing has damaged the tendons in the cats legs making it painful for them to walk! In even more common instances the …

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Who Were the First Stone Carvers?

Posted by Roses on March 1, 2011

There are several different prehistoric and historic peoples involved in the history of stone carving. Spanning from 10,000 BC through A.D. 1880 many different markings have been left on large boulders and canyon walls across the country. We will talk specifically about the area surrounding the Colorado River as it runs through Moab, Utah and investigate the tribes and styles of stone carving found in this region.

On the Colorado Plateau the earliest evidence of hand carved rock art is thought to be carved during what is known as the Archaic period. This period spans from approximately 5,500 B.C. to A.D. 1. There were a couple different styles of stone carvings left during each of the time spans we will discuss. The first type consists of zig zag and parallel lines, dots, circles and other kinds of non-specific shapes. This style of rock art is called Abstract. The other style of carving consists of ghostlike body forms, headdresses, animal and plant forms. This style is known as Representational or Barrier Canyon Style.

The next stone …

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