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Condition Your Hair. Product I Love

by Leslie Edwards

About once every week or two, I like to apply conditioner to my hair and leave it in for hours, sometimes overnight.  In the summer, I put conditioner in my hair when I am spending time in the sun.   

Because I am on a constant quest to find new things to try, I found a great conditioner in the hair products section especially for black women.  The product is Organics Hair Mayonnaise by Africa's BEST.  It has herbs, olive oil, egg proteins and more and has been my favorite for three years. I have gifted jars of Hair Mayonnaise to friends with overprocessed or damaged hair who saw immediate improvement.  I am not a black woman and neither were the friends I gave it to, but this product works great for caucasion women too.  

It is always interesting what I can find if I take the time to look.  In order to see new things every time I go to the grocery store, I am usually there more than an hour, but I always come away with something new.  Another benefit to staying longer at the grocery is getting to talk to lots of people.  Some people dislike going to the grocery but I prefer to see it as a pleasure and to have a good time while I am there.

If you try Hair Mayonnaise, let me know how it works for you. I'll bet you know someone who could use it, don't you?  It is not expensive, so gift someone.

If you know of anyone interested in buying or selling real estate, tell them about me, then call me with their name and contact numbers so I can call them.  I provide a free initial consultation with no obligation to use my services.

leslie edwards                                                                                                   sells real estate                                                    770.460.9448                                                                                            RE/MAX Around Atlanta                                                                                      30 years experience isn't expensive, it's priceless

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Perfect Pistachio Cake

by Leslie Edwards

                  

A recipe from my sister Denise Veiga. She has taken this cake to many family & friend gatherings over the years and it is always a crowd pleasure.  I made it a few times lately and it got rave reviews.  When I make it, I have to cut it in half and give half to someone else or I will eat the whole thing.  It feels so light that it is easy to eat a lot and not feel full.  YUM...

                        CAKE RECIPE

A Tube Pan is like a bunt cake pan with the hole in the middle except the bunt cake pan is fluted. Try google for Tube Pan

 

1              Box Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Classic Yellow 

            Cake   Mix

     1          3.5 oz Package Pistachio Instant Pudding

     4          Eggs

     1          Cup Club Soda

     ½         Cup Oil

Mix ingredients for about three minutes.  Pour mixture into greased and floured Tube Pan.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes

Test it for doneness by inserting a toothpick. It is done when the toothpick is clean when removed.

Cake must cool completely before icing. I learned that the hardway. Turn the tube pan over and tap the top and sides to loosen the cake on to the cake plate

                          ICING

                      Make the icing after the cake cools.

1       3.5 oz  Package Pistachio Instant Pudding  

1       12 oz Tub Whipped Cream  (a little more is ok too)             1  Pint Heavy Whipping Crèam

 

Beat the heavy whipping crèam until thick.  Fold in pudding and cool whip a little each time till smooth and fluffy.

 

Fill the center hole of the cake completely with the icing mixture and spread the rest on the top and sides of the cake.  It should look fluffy.

 

Crush some pistachio nuts and toss on top and sides of cake.  I put the nuts in a paper bag to crush them because I don't want crushed plastic bag in my food.  I found a pasta cheese shaker works well when tossing nuts on top and sides of the cake.

It is easy to make so give it a try and let me know how you like it.

leslie

leslie edwards

sells real estate

770.460.9448

RE/MAX  Around Atlanta

leslie@leslieedwards.com

www.leslieedwards.com

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Allowed To Resign. Is It Fair?

by Leslie Edwards

Recently I heard of a person being “allowed to resign” and was wondering if that was fair to future potential employers.  Letting someone resign instead of firing them outright can be very misleading,  To end a job someone quits with no notice, resigns with notice, gets fired, laid off or is allowed to resign.  In this lawsuit and retribution happy climate, employers have to be careful if they want a poor performing employee to leave.  In addition to paying unemployment compensation, disgruntled employees can sue for any number of offenses, file complaints with EEOC, the Labor Department or hire a lawyer and sue. 

Before we were all afraid of repercussions, employers could call each other for references to help them make hiring decisions.  Now most employers will only verify the dates of employment

It’s too bad that employers can no longer say things like mentally unstable, psychotic, thief, liar, on drugs, drunk…..

The person who was recently “allowed to resign” had already been allowed to resign at least two other times.  Do you think the employer would have hired this person if they heard the truth from one or more previous employers?  Is it fair?  I know it increases labor costs because of a high rate of turnover of marginal employees.

If the real truth was known, that person wouldn’t be able to get a job anywhere.  What do you think?  Is it fair not to tell?

 

leslie edwards

sells real estate

770.460.9448

RE/MAX  Around Atlanta

leslie@leslieedwards.com

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Creamy Brussels Sprouts

by Leslie Edwards

When I go the grocery store I find one thing that I have never tried and toss it in the basket.  The results vary from awful to it has potential, and occasionally, to oh, so fabulous. 

The recipe for Creamy Brussels Sprouts was in the November issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.  Although I never ordered a subscription to BH&G, I have been receiving the magazine in the mail all year.  Last year I got Rolling Stone Magazine unsolicited. 

I was invited to a Thanksgiving get together and had to choose a dish to take with me and I pondered it for days.  It was poor planning to take a dish to an event the first time I tried to make it, but I did have Plan "B" in mind. 

A lot of people do not like brussels sprouts, but the recipe sounded good and I really like brussels sprouts. My rule is that if I am going take  a covered dish, it will be something I could take home and eat if no one else wanted it.  It turned out to be a good choice as it was all eaten and someone asked for the recipe.  It was easy to make and looked terrific.  If you try it, please let me know what you think.

Creamy Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients
·         4  slices peppered bacon (I used regular bacon and added pepper) 
·         2  lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved through stem end
·         3/4  cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
·         1/2  tsp. kosher salt
·         1/4  tsp. black pepper
·         3/4  cup whipping cream
·           Cracked Black Pepper
Directions
1. In 12-inch skillet cook bacon over medium heat until browned and crisp. Drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet.
2. In skillet add Brussels sprouts to drippings; cook and stir over medium heat 4 minutes. Add broth, salt, and pepper. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Uncover; cook 2 to 4 minutes or until liquid is nearly evaporated. Add cream. Cook 4 minutes more or until thickened.
3. Transfer sprouts to serving dish. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and cracked pepper. Serves 8.
Nutrition Facts
·         Calories 174,
·         Total Fat (g) 14,
·         Saturated Fat (g) 7,
·         Monounsaturated Fat (g) 5,
·         Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 1,
·         Cholesterol (mg) 38,
·         Sodium (mg) 305,
·         Carbohydrate (g) 10,
·         Total Sugar (g) 2,
·         Fiber (g) 4,
·         Protein (g) 6,
·         Vitamin C (DV%) 123,
·         Calcium (DV%) 6,
·         Iron (DV%) 8,
·         Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
 
leslie edwards
sells real estate
770.460.9448
RE/MAX  Around Atlanta
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Blast From The Past

by Leslie Edwards

 

Do you ever wonder what happened to someone you knew years ago?  Search Engines like Google, offer the possibility of finding a long lost friend or relative.  You can google the school bully from years past and find out if he is in prison or the most popular “jock” from high school to see if he ever made anything of himself. 

Recently, my daughter googled her father, who had been estranged for many years, and found his obituary.  She also learned she had a half brother she did not know existed.  They have been in contact getting to know each other since.

 It started me thinking of people I knew in the past, wondering how their lives turned out and what they were doing now, so I googled some of them.  It is harder to find old girlfriends as women tend to change their last names when they marry, and again when they remarry.  That is an outdated custom as people are often married more than once and it is just plain inconvenient to keep changing names.  Men are generally much easier to locate.

    Some of my friends were shocked that I would ever want to hear from or about an ex.  I have never understood how some people can hold on to anger and resentment for years. If I cared enough to  have a longtime friendship, a romantic relationship or to marry someone, then I will always care about them (some more than others) and wonder how they are. 

    My second husband from 1970 was easy to locate.  When I googled his name, I got lots of information, including email, phone number and street address. 

    He was glad to get my email and we have since been sharing memories of our time on Tenth and Peachtree Streets at the height of the hippie movement.  Without a doubt, that was the most interesting time of my life so far. 

    Either we were never real mad at each other or if we were, we have both forgotten. We have had some terrific strolls down memory lane talking about people and things I hadn’t thought about in over thirty years.

   Interestingly, he is, for the most part, the same kind and sensitive person he was in 1970.  He has dedicated his life to helping recovering addicts through Narcotics Anonymous.  He sponsors people during their recovery, speaks, writes and publishes books and has a worldwide network of friends he is in contact with regularly. I think he and I will be friends forever now.

   Is there someone in your life you wonder about?  Take a chance.  Google (free) the name or check out Classmates.com ($).  It can be fun and often enlightening.

Try it.  Google someone today.

le

        

 

 

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