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Skillet Lasagna

Easier and faster than the oven classic!

1 pound lean ground beef
1 can (14-1/2 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1-1/2 cups ricotta cheese
4 cups Italian baking sauce (or just your fave spaghetti sauce works fine)
1 package (9 oz) no-cook lasagna noodles
1 cup (4 oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Cook beef over medium heat (in a large skillet) until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a bowl; stir in can of tomatoes. In another bowl, combine eggs and ricotta cheese. Return 1 cup of the meat mixture to the skillet; spread evenly. Layer with 1 cup ricotta mixture, 1-1/2 cups sauce and half the noodles. Repeat layers. Top with remaining sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; let stand for 2 minutes before serving.
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Brain Strain

An insurance company study found that female drivers are almost 80% more likely than men to do THIS

Incorrect Guesses: speed, ask for directions, use turn signals, yield to others, get into an accident, put make up on, tailgate, use a GPS, text while driving, singing along to the radio, give another driver the bird, stop at a yellow light, get help with a flat tire or when stranded, allow pedestrians to cross, wear their seat belt, drive the speed limit

Correct Answer; misplace key:
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Brain Strain

1 in 6 women admit that they have done THIS on a lunch break

Incorrect Guesses: had sex, brush their teeth, drink alcohol, cheated, gone on a job interview, gone for a manicure/pedicure

Correct Answer: gone home to change outfits/clothes
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Watermelon Salad

So much watermelon, so little's a fresh idea for you!

8 cups cubed seedless watermelon (about 1 medium watermelon)
1 small red onion, cut into thin rings
1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts or slivered almonds, toasted*
1 cup fresh arugula and/or baby spinach
1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette
3 tbsp canola oil
1 cup (4 oz) crumbled blue cheese

In a large bowl, combine watermelon and onion; cover and refrigerate until cold (about 30 minutes).  Just before serving add nuts and arugula/baby spinach to the mixture.  In a small bowl, whisk vinaigrette and oil; drizzle over salad and toss to coat.  Sprinkle with blue cheese.
*to toast nuts, spread on baking sheet and bake at 350 for 5-10 minutes until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
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Brain Strain

52% of women have not given a guy a second date because of THIS

Incorrect Guesses:  they didn't pay for dinner, the way they dress, their name

Correct Answer:  bad or too much cologne

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Brain Strain

Although we all probably did THIS as kids, only 20% of us has also done it as an adult

Incorrect Guesses:  jumping rope, riding a roller coaster, stealing, wetting the bed, watching cartoons, jumping off the diving board, jumping on atrampoline, roller skating or roller blading

Correct Answer: climb a tree
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Lemonade Chicken

Hot summer days scream for slow cooker this one!

6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 oz each)
3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
3 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp cold water

Place the chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the lemonade concentrate, ketchup, brown sugar and cider vinegar in a bowl; pour over chicken.  cover and cook on low for 2-1/2 hours or until chicken is tender.  Remove chicken and keep warm.  For gravy, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into cooking juices.  Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes until thickened.  Return chicken to the slow cooker; heat through.

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Brain Strain

You might think it's OK to do THIS at work, but 80% of your co-workers say, no way.

Incorrect Guesses:  log onto Facebook, pick your nose, pick your teeth

Correct Answer:  clip your fingernails
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Brain Strain

In a survey of office managers, THIS was their number one complaint

Incorrect Guesses:  too much paperwork, coffee breaks are too long, people calling in sick, tardiness

Correct Answer:  Too cold (#2 complaint too hot)
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3-in-1 Salad

It's a chicken salad and a potato salad and a green salad, all in one!!  (Big recipe: 12 servings)

1-1/2 cups cubed red potatoes
1/4 cup finely choped onion
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tsp dried tarragon
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup canola oil
2 packages hearts of romaine salad mix
4 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 cup chopped celery
16 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Cover potatoes with water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cook uncovered 10-15 minutes or until tender.  Drain; cool completely.  In a small bowl, whisk onion, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice and seasonings.  Gradually whisk in oil until blended.  In a large bowl, combine salad mix, chicken, celery and potatoes.  Just before serving, add dressing; toss to coat.  Top servings with crumbled bacon!
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