Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hummingbird Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon allspice
1⅓ cups vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1¾ cups very ripe banana, mashed
2 cups toasted chopped pecans, divided
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup butter, softened
6 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, cut into 1-ounce pieces and chilled

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9-inch cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and allspice.
  3. Add vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and eggs and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Stir in banana, 1 cup pecans, and pineapple just until evenly mixed.
  5. Divide batter evenly between the 3 cake pans. Place in oven and bake for 25 to 28 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes and then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. To make frosting, use and electric mixer to beat together butter and powdered sugar, adding powdered sugar gradually. Add vanilla extract and salt and mix until smooth.
  7. With mixer on medium, add cream cheese. Mix until incorporated
  8. Spread frosting between layers of cake and cover top and sides. 
  9. Sprinkle remaining chopped pecans on top.  Enjoy!

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Crockpot Chicken & Stuffing

  • 14 ounce bag dried seasoned stuffing mix
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  1. Spray a slow cooker with non-stick spray.
  2. Add the stuffing mix, onion, celery, cream of chicken soup, and chicken broth to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  3. Sprinkle the sage over the top.
  4. Lay the chicken breasts on top of the stuffing mixture and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours 30 minutes or until chicken cooks through.
  6. Shred the chicken with two forks or remove to a cutting board and slice into small pieces.
  7. Stir everything together and serve.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Affiliate Marketing Training


Affiliate Marketing Training

You may be asking yourself what is an affiliate marketing training article doing on a website about homesteading. Let me explain. I don't know about you, but in most cases we homesteaders strive to live a life of self-reliance, we like to do what we can for our self and not rely on outside sources to meet our needs. But the stark reality is that we can't grow or raise everything our self. We will still need money to buy those things we can't produce our self. This usually involves having to go out and get a job. However, working an outside job for me, currently involves a daily two-hour commute. I drive an hour to work and when I come home that's another hour. That's a lot of wear and tear on our vehicles, not to mention the loss of our precious time and the cost of gasoline.


Make Money Online | Make Money From Home

This is where finding a really good affiliate marketing course comes into the picture. As a homesteader, we like to do what we can for our self. Why not work for yourself. If you can make money from home, think about the money you will save in gasoline and future auto repairs that come from long commutes. Another added benefit is that you will have earned two more hours to your day to get all those projects finished that haven't got done or even started because you're to tired to do them after a long days work.

How To Get Money Fast

If you are hoping that affiliate marketing is a way to get money fast, it's not going to happen. This is an endeavor that take a lot of time and plan to put in several hours worth of work before you see a profit. I'm sure that that there are exceptions out there, but it's not the norm. But if you're diligent, hard-working and consistent you can make a profit. It all depends on the amount of time you plan to work at it to make it happen.

Best Affiliate Marketing Course - Review For The School Of Internet Marketing

 If I may, I'd like to recommend the above on-line class I previously took myself. It is a self-paced, on-line, step-by-step course.

 The founder for The School of Internet Marketing is James Martell. I first found out about him from some youtube videos I saw him in and also he has a long running podcast called the Affiliate Buzz. He is married to Arlene, they have 4 grown children and currently reside in British Columbia, Canada. He is a successful publisher, speaker and author.

What Courses & Amenities Are Included

Topics covered but not limited to are: Chat forum, help desk, search engine marketing, web-video marketing, e-mail marketing, how to build a website, social media marketing, back-link workshop, outsourcing essentials, Coffee Talk interviews, affiliate marketing boot-camp and for an additional fee you can add the class for podcast marketing.  


  • It is stated that a live Q&A  is offered for premium members, twice-a-month  in an on-line conference room. I made two attempts to register and got the message that a webinar registration date is unavailable. I should note that I never contacted the help desk to resolve this. 
  • Some of the links for the transcripts gave me an error message and I was unable to print them. I just kept detailed notes and preferred to put things in my own words. Again, I could of went to the help desk, but chose not to.
  • I an honestly say, these were the only 2 problems I have encountered, thus far. I am still currently enrolled. If I have any other issues I'll add them to this review.


  • The classes are designed to help you understand what internet marketing tools are available for you, to help you implement this quickly so that you can grow your business as quickly as possible.
  • The school offers monthly ($47) quarterly ($127)  and yearly ($423) payment options via pay pal.
  • You can learn from anywhere. the video and audio tutorials are self-paced and can be watched at your convenience.  
  • You get a free downloadable affiliate marketing handbook.
  • If you have any questions, they have a help desk. All questions I had were answered that same day or at least within the next business day.
  • I like the fact that I am being taught by someone who has made a success of this, you can see the fruits of his labor. 
  • I feel he is truly out there to help you succeed. He has put a lot of hard work and effort into this school. I feel it is very worth the price you pay. I can honestly recommend it with a clear conscience.
  • I could not find a single bad review anywhere on the internet for this school that he has founded.
  • There are Coffee-Talk interviews, where Mr. Martell interviews leaders in the industry who will offer techniques and strategies that will assist you in developing your own unique presence online so that you can grow your business.
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Get Cash For Your books

Do you have books that are still in good condition? You may be able to get cash for them.

Go to this website  

  • Type in the book's IBSN number.  This number is usually located  on the copyright page in the front of the book or perhaps on the back cover.  
This can be done on-line and you can print their pre-paid label right from your computer at home. The average amount of time it takes for you to get paid is about 13 days. The money will be deposited into a PayPal acct or you will receive a check in the mail.

They also pay for the PayPal fees so that you get the full amount of cash! This service is free. It will not cost you a thing.

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They offer their services to college students selling college textbooks, and to everyday people selling hardcover/paperback fiction and non-fiction.

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