The Vendor’s Bible SALE!

From now until January 9, 2011 at midnight,

The Vendor’s Bible is on Sale!

Don’t miss your chance.  If you buy before midnight December 31, 2010, you will be able to use this as a tax write off for this years taxes.  This truly is a business enhancement.

There are 11 documents included:

1.  2 Year Calendar

      2010 and 2012 all on one page for easy viewing.

2.  2011 Calendar

3.  Vehicle Mileage Report

      Keep track of all your mileage that is business related.

4.  Daily Tasks

      Keep a reminder and record of all events for today or any day in the future.

5.  Daily History

      List beginning and ending inventory,  weather, and a place for special notes.

6.  Food Re-Order Form

      Though you are busy, just place a check by the item(s) when you run low.

7.  Non-Food Re-Order Form

      Simply check items you need replace, keeping your business running smoothly.

8.  Health Department Visits

      Maintain a record of visits by the Health Department; scheduled & unscheduled.

9.  Vendor’s Contract

       A comprehensive contract for you to present to a client.

10.  Supplier List 

       Have your Suppliers List at your fingertips.  Contact a supplier quickly.

11.  Name and Address Book

       A convenient way to keep track of customers, potential customers, etc.

$17.95 –  electronic Stock Version, not personalized


$22.95 – electronic Personalized with your Logo and Business Name…

on every form except items 1 and 2 (the calendars).  You will also receive a cover sheet for your binder as well as a spine insert.

To order call:  Four One Nine / Five Seven Five / Eight Seven Zero Zero

Email:  TheVendorsBible (at) gmail (dot) com

I will send you a PayPal invoice or make arrangements that are acceptable to you.

The electronic versions will be emailed to the email address you specify.

SPECIAL NOTE:  If you are not a hot dog vendor, I will work directly with you to create the perfect forms for your business…at the sale price!


Fruit Drinks with Alcohol

Here is a little bit of good news if you are health conscious and like a fruited alcohol drink.

Reuters reported in April 2007  (ok, I’m a little slow) research has proven if you have strawberries or blueberries in your mixed drink, it will actually double the antioxidants!

Alcohol Boosts Antioxidants in Fruit Drinks, Study Finds

Fruit drinks are known to contain healthy antioxidants, but now researchers have found that adding alcohol to fruit juice actually increases antioxidant levels, Reuters reported April 19.

Researchers from Thailand said that adding ethanol to blackberries and strawberries raised antioxidant levels, and suggested that the same may be true of other colored fruit or vegetables, as well.

The discovery was accidental: researcher Korakot Chanjirakul and colleagues at Kasetsart University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture were actually looking at using alcohol to keep strawberries fresh longer.

The study appears in the online edition of the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.

This article summarizes an external report or press release on research published in a scientific journal. When available, links to the sources are provided above.



Blessings to All

Today was a full day! So much to accomplish by 3 pm.

This was the magical time four of the kids plus two lovely ladies and one adopted Kid, were supposed to arrive.  I guess their watches were about a half an hour slow but it was well worth it!

There was so much love, laughter and magic in the air.  The magic?  The one day of year when politics are not allowed in conversation.  We laugh, we connect.  We often hear the phrase “the reason for the season”; the celebration of the birth of Christ.  What a beautiful season!

There is something magical that happens in our hearts.  We tend to forget the pain and problems of the past 12 months, focusing on love and joy. 

Tonight, my life has been blessed by the love of my children, family and friends.

No matter where you are or what you have been going through, remember the love and the joy.

Blessings to All today, tomorrow and forever!

Merry Christmas to All and a Sassy Good Night!

Caramel Corn

Do you need a quick recipe for a few of those last-minute gifts?

Why not give one from your kitchen?!  Do you have about an hour and 15 minutes?  This recipe has always received rave reviews and many requests for the recipe.

Excuse the blurrs!  It was a busy day!

Caramel Corn

5-6 cups popped popcorn

2 cups dry roasted peanuts, pecans, slivered almonds, dried cranberries, etc. (optional)

2 cups light brown sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon pure vanilla


Preheat oven to 200°F.

Place the popped corn in a roaster. 

In a pan, add brown sugar, corn syrup, salt and butter.  Place on medium heat.  Bring to a boil.  Once it is at a boil, boil 5 minutes (do not stir).

Remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla.  Stir.  Pour over popcorn.  Mix to coat popcorn well.  Place in the oven for 45 minutes.  Stir every 15 minutes.

Pour out onto sheets of wax paper.  Break apart large pieces.  Let cool completely.  Store in an airtight container.

Pineapple Upside Down Pork Chops

Last night, the creative juices were flowing.  I wanted pork chops but have also been wanting Pineapple Upside Down Cake.  The cake lost and the Pineapple Upside Down Pork Chops are a definite winner.  Sweet and Savory, delectable pork chops.

Pineapple Upside Down Pork Chops

2 Tablespoons butter

1/4 cup light brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon cumin, ground

1 jalapeño, minced

1 onion, slivered (about the size of a tennis ball)

1/4 cup Craisins

4 slices fresh pineapple (or canned)

4 boneless pork chops, at least 1/2 inch thick (nicely marbled)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a cast iron skillet, melt 2 T. butter in 350°F oven (preheated).

Remove from oven, add brown sugar, cumin and jalapeño.  Stir until well blended.  Spread evenly in bottom of skillet.

Place 4 pineapple rings evenly across the bottom.  In the center of each slice, add 1 Tablespoon Craisins.  Top with slivered onions.

Lay meat centered on each pineapple ring.  Salt and pepper each pork chop.

Bake covered at 350°F for 45 minutes.  Move pan to the second from the top shelf in the oven and broil for 5 minutes.

CAREFULLY flip the pan onto a plate with curved sides (not flat in order to retain some of the juices).  Garnish.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Tossed Salad
  • Crusty Bread
  • Baked Potato

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