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When Easter Bunny's gone, colored eggs linger on spinach mixture into the greased baking dish. 2. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, the remaining cup of breadcrumbs and the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until heated through and the topping is lightly browned. Serves 4 to 6.

By Angela Shelf Medearis After the Easter baskets have been put away and the chocolate bunnies are a melted memory, the colored hardcooked eggs linger on. Remember, although your colored eggs were attractive as the centerpiece for Easter, they are a perishable food and should have been treated that way. If the eggs were left at room temperature for more than two hours, you should not eat them. Cracked or dirty eggs should be discarded. A wise tip to remember: Use plastic eggs for decorating and hunting so you can keep the real eggs safe to eat. You might be able to find plastic eggs on clearance in stores after Easter, so stock up for next year. Here some frequently asked questions and tips for storing and using hard-cooked eggs: How long can hard-cooked eggs in the shell be safely stored in the refrigerator? The eggs should be used within one week. Refrigerated fresh eggs can be kept for four to five weeks. Hard-cooked eggs don't last as long because the cooking process removes the protective coating. Why are some hard-cooked eggs easier to peel than others? Eggs that only are a few days old are more difficult to peel because of the carbon dioxide in fresh eggs. As it ages, an egg takes in air, which helps separate the membranes from the shell, making it easier to peel. Check the sell-by date on the carton of eggs. If more than 23 days remain before the sell-by date, the eggs may not peel well. To peel a hard-cooked egg, gently tap the egg on the countertop until the shell is finely crackled all over. Start at the large end (where an air bubble often is) and lightly pull the shell off. Once peeled, eggs should be eaten that day. One egg equals one ounce of lean meat, poultry or fish. This means you can use two eggs as a main dish at a meal or use eggs to help a more expensive protein food go further. For instance, you might add one chopped hardcooked egg per serving and reduce the amount expensive seafood in a casserole. Many of us look at leftover hard-cooked eggs and see egg salad or deviled eggs. Add some interest to these standard recipes with some diced bacon or ham, chopped green or red bell pepper, or chopped pickles. For those who might have health concerns about consuming eggs, look for ways to decrease the use of the yolks. Make an egg salad using three whites to each yolk and add plenty of diced celery or green pepper. Use lowfat or fat-free mayonnaise or salad dressings, too. Chop hard-cooked eggs more easily using a pastry blender in a

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Don't let your tires tire We know what they are and we know what they do, but do we know how to take care of them? Most of us don't think about our tires until they are flat, but not only will proper tire maintenance save you money, it could save your life. Check your tire pressure regularly-monthly and before long trips. You can purchase a traditional pencil gauge or an easy-to-read digital gauge. (Public pressure gauges are subject to abuse and may not be reliable.) Check all four tires when they're "cold" (before startup) or after the car has set for at least three hours. Be sure to occasionally check your spare tire also. You will find the recommended psi (pounds per square inch) in the vehicle owner's manual or on the driver's side doorjamb; some vehicles may also have the information inside the fuel hatch filler flap or the glove compartment door. DO NOT rely on the pressure indicated on the tire; that is the maximum psi and does not take into account driving conditions and situations (speed, load, etc.). Your tire gauge will tell you how much pressure is in the tire. If it's under the recommendation, add some air...BUT DON'T OVERINFLATE. Because air expands when it's hot and contracts when it's cold, it's best to inflate your tires in the morning before the day's heat. Underinflated tires have greater friction with the road, causing your car to work harder and be less fuel-efficient; underinflation also causes unnecessary wear on tires. Next check the wear on your tires. If the wear is excessive, you will see a smoothness that has replaced tread. A way to check tread wear is to enlist the help of our 16th president. Place a penny into the tire's groove with Lincoln's head upside down and facing toward you. If you can see the top of "honest Abe's" head, it's time for a new tire. Any tread depth less than 1/16 inch is not only dangerous but is illegal in many states Your driving style has an effect on the health and longevity of your tires. Do you drive fast? Driving at high speeds generates heat and will reduce the life of the tread. It's also important to consider what you're driving over. Avoid potholes, curbs, road kill and other obstructions. Another way to keep your tires in good working order is to rotate them every 5,000 to 6,000 miles. Rotating your tires allows them to wear more evenly. If the tires are original to your vehicle, your owner's manual will tell you when to rotate. If they are replacements, the shop that installed them will recommend a schedule. Being aware of the age of your tires is essential for safety. Because aged tires can deteriorate from the inside, it is recommended that tires over six years old not be used. Federal regulations require that a DOT Tire Identification Number be branded on the tire's sidewall. At the end of the ID number is the week and year of the tire's production: 2309 or 239 means the 23rd week of 2009. Be aware of the age of your tires and replace accordingly. These simple tips require little time when compared to the consequences of ignoring them. Proper tire maintenance is just one more step toward making sure your vehicle runs properly and safely.

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"It's like a muffled squeak followed by a high-pitched bong, and sometimes it just hums. It almost sounds like it's humming that old ABBA song...oh, I can't remember the name of it, but it sounds like that." Is this how you explain to your mechanic the noise your vehicle is making? Have you ever used the word "galonk"? Have you ever imitated a Madagascar hissing cockroach when describing a noise or mentioned anything about what it would sound like if someone squeezed a duck...really hard? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you probably need help conveying troublesome sounds coming from your vehicle. Cars and trucks make lots of sounds; some are normal and some are a definite indication that something is not functioning properly. Most people have a good idea of which sounds are normal and which ones need to be checked out. The important thing is to be as accurate as possible when describing those abnormal noises to your mechanic. Like doctors, mechanics need to have a reasonable and thorough explanation of the "patient's" symptoms; they will rely on you to give them that information. Be able to explain when you hear the noise. Is it at start-up or when you turn off the vehicle, when you are going uphill or around a curve, when you're braking or when the gears shift? Be specific in your explanation.

Next describe the location of the sound. Rather than using the terms "right" or "left" side of the vehicle, you can avoid confusion by referring to the "driver's side" and the "passenger's side." Is the noise coming from the engine, underneath the car, from the rear, around the tires? You may even want to draw a diagram indicating the troublesome spot. Often a mechanic will test-drive your vehicle and listen for sounds so they can accurately diagnose the problem, but how many times have you taken in your car and it won't make the noise or "do that thing" for the mechanic? The main way to avoid this frustration is to be an expert, prepared witness. Explain any and all known "maladies" associated with the noise. There may be vibration or leaking fluid. Explain where you feel the vibration-in the steering wheel, under your feet, etc. Indicate the location of any leak and the color of the fluid if possible. Are there any other noticeable differences in how the vehicle is riding or handling? To repeat: Be thorough and specific in your explanation. Mechanics expect a certain amount of charades from customers (and they probably enjoy them sometimes), but accuracy in your explanation will help them do a better job of repairing your vehicle and getting you back on the road faster.

We have all been there-with a friend or a coworker, possibly even the boss. You have to go somewhere and they want to drive. You open the passenger door and you can't even sit down. You assume there is a seat under the fast food bags, the empty coffee cups, books, papers from work, some old mail, an ice scraper, gum wrappers, kids' toys, some CDs and...you're not sure but is that a can of aerosol cheese? Their comment is always the same: "Just throw that stuff in the back." Obviously these drivers need help in keeping their car's interior clean. In an extreme case they could start with a shovel, but there are steps we can all heed to take care of the inside of our cars. Like keeping your home clean, vigilance is the key. Clean out your car once a week. If you spend any time in your car you are going to accumulate "stuff" during the course of a week. To keep these items from taking over the interior, you can throw them away, organize them in the car or move them out of the car. Two culprits of a cluttered interior are kids and your job. Your little ones are so cute and sweet, making those adorable comments from the backseat that you'll later post on Facebook. But let's face it; most of these little angels can be pigs. It's just part of being a kid, but no less annoying. The best way to keep kids from cluttering the car is by providing a garbage container. Either buy one or have the kids make one by decorating a good-sized canvas

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Simple maintenance does not take a mechanic Many men and women who aren't professional auto mechanics feel at ease under the hood. They can tell a gasket from a bushing and piston from a spark plug. Some of us, on the other hand, have no idea what lurks under the hood of a car. It's a dark, dirty, greasy and confusing place. It contains lots of wire, twisted metal, rubber doohickeys and plastic thingamabobs. But even we folks who are flummoxed by the inner workings of an automobile can do some simple things to keep it running. Let's start at the bottom...the tires. One thing we can do is make sure that the tires are properly inflated. Underinflation can damage a tire through uneven wear and lower gas mileage. Checking tire pressure is very simple. First, you need a pressure gauge. Most gauges today are digital, which makes it even easier to read. Either in your owner's manual or on the tire itself, you will find the recommended maximum tire pressure (psi). Psi is a measurement of pressure that stands for pounds per square inch. Start by unscrewing the cap on the tire's valve and

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pushing on your gauge. This will give you a psi reading. If the number is below the recommended psi, just add air until it reaches that number. Most likely, you will need to add air, check the pressure and so on. Checking the car's oil is another thing you can do yourself. Keeping an eye on the oil level is very important. It has been said that oil is a car's lifeblood. To an extent this is true. Oil keeps the engine lubricated and running smoothly. Checking the oil level is easy. Open the hood and find the dipstick. You may need to look around, but it should be pretty clearly marked. Pull out the dipstick, which is basically a long thin, flat piece of metal. Once you have it out, wipe it off completely and stick it back in. Now, pull it out again and read it. You should see markings on it that show a high point and a low point. There might also be an area that is marked where the level should be. If you see the oil on the stick between the high and low levels, your oil is fine. If the level is above the high or below the low, you need someone to either add oil or find out why you have too much.

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Another very important fluid in your car is coolant. The coolant tank is usually on one side of the engine or the other. It is usually a white plastic semi-transparent container. If you look on the side of the container, you will see markings indicating high and low. If the level is between the two, your coolant level is good. NEVER TAKE THE RADIATOR CAP OFF TO CHECK THE COOLANT LEVEL. Doing this while the coolant system is still hot can cause pressure to be released and you can be burned. Feeling like a mechanic yet? Another thing novices like us can check are the belts? In the front of the engine, you will see several rubber belts looped around pulleys. These drive such things are your car's alternator. They are normally made out of rubber, so they wear out easily. Check them out...are they frayed or torn? If so, have them replace by a professional. As you can see, you don't have to be a mechanic to do simple maintenance on your car. Just keep in mind doing more than you're comfortable with can cause damage to your car and in some cases to you.

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Change the oil regularly You regularly get your car's oil changed, but do you ever wonder why? Sometimes referred to as a car's "lifeblood," oil keeps the engine clean and lubricates its parts at the same time. Oil also transfers heat away from the combustion cycle. Sound complicated? It's really not. A car's engine is full of metal surfaces that move at extremely high speeds. If these parts didn't have oil between them, they would rub together and the friction would tear them apart. At the same time the oil is keeping the surfaces apart, it is also transferring heat away. OK, so that makes sense, but how can something as dirty as oil keep a car's engine clean. It's actually pretty cool. An engine operates by combustion. In the simplest terms, a tiny explosion occurs, causing a piston to go up and down. This part of the process and many others produce many by-products. These by-products include silicon oxide and acids, which can be harmful to the engine's parts. This is where the cleaning part comes in. Oil holds these contaminates in suspension and keeps them from forming on the engine. You hear the term viscosity associated with oil. Viscosity is defined as the property of a fluid that resists the force to cause the fluid to flow. Basically that means how much pressure can it withstand before it moves. When you see a container of oil marked SAE 10W40, what does it mean? First, the SAE stands for The Society of Automotive Engineers. The numbers tell you about the oil's viscosity. The higher the number, the more resistant to flow; the lower the number, the easier it flows. Oil marked 10W40 means that it can flow at a 10 viscosity grade when it's cold and a 40 viscosity grade when it's hot, with the W meaning winter.

Keep this in mind; oil gets thicker when it's cold and thinner when it's hot. When it's cold (which makes oil thicker), it must remain thin enough to flow (10); when it's hot (which makes oil thinner), it must able to remain thick enough to do its job (40). In essence, you're getting oil that can work all year around. With this in mind, let's say that you live where it gets really cold in the winter and stays mild in the summer. Then an SAE 5W30 oil might be the best for your car ... make sense? As for how often to get your oil changed...the debate rages on. The safest bet is to go by what the owner's manual says. Now you can see why it's important to have your oil changed. It's got a lot to do and after a while it will lose the ability work properly. The next time someone says "I need to get my oil changed," you can say, "let me tell you a little something about oil".

Use child seats Age and size determine the type of car seat children should be placed in. In general, infants should be placed in a rearfacing infant only seat or a rear-facing convertible seat until they are at least one year old and weigh 20 pounds. Once a child has met those requirements, they can then be moved to a forward-facing car seat where they should remain until they weigh at least 40 pounds or their ears reach the top of the seat. Then the child can be moved to a belt-positioning booster seat and stay there until regular seatbelts fit them properly. Most children are not big enough to use regular seatbelts until they are between the ages of eight and 12 and stand at least 4'9". At that point, the shoulder strap of the seat belt should fit across their shoulder, not their neck, and the lap belt should fit across their hips, not their stomach. If regular seatbelts do not fit your children properly, keep them in a booster seat.

Jump vehicle the proper way It's happened to you once or twice. You slide into your car, put the key into the ignition and turn it, only to discover that your battery is dead and you're not going anywhere. Your first thought-ask someone for a jump. Lucky for you, you have a set of jumper cables and you know how to use them. Not everyone is as fortunate as you. Jumping a car battery is a common occurrence, but surprisingly a lot of drivers don't know how to hook up jumper cables or do it wrong, resulting in a flurry of sparks which can lead to an explosion of hydrogen gas from the battery, or worse, damage to the electronic components. Before attempting to charge a battery, drivers should make sure they know what they are doing. Hooking up jumper cables is a fairly easy task. To do it safely, drivers should follow these instructions: 1. Position the vehicles so that they don't touch each other. This will prevent a ground connection between the two. 2. Turn off the lights, heater fan and other electrical accessories to both vehicles. 3. Connect one end of the red jumper cable to the positive terminal on the battery of the booster vehicle and the other end to the positive terminal on the dead battery. 4. Connect one end of the black jumper cable to the negative terminal on the battery of the booster vehicle and the other end to a vehicle ground, such as the engine-lifting eye. 5. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and let it idle. 6. Start the engine of the vehicle being jumped. 7. Once the engine of the vehicle being jumped starts, disconnect the negative jumper cable of the jumped vehicle from its ground connection. Then disconnect the black cable from the negative terminal of the battery of the booster vehicle. 8. Disconnect the red cables from the positive terminals of the batteries of both vehicles. Should the jumped vehicle not start, the driver may need a new battery or have some other problem. In this case, it is best to call a towing service and make an appointment with a mechanic. Because they never know when they might need to jump-start a battery, all drivers should purchase a set of jumper cables and know how to use them. Experts advise drivers to buy the best quality of cables they can afford and make sure the clamps are well insulated and the wire is at least eight gauge. Lighter gauge wires may not have the ability to deliver the current needed and could in fact melt in the driver's hands. Jump-starting a battery does not always work. Sometimes you just need a new battery. That's why it's important for you to have your battery checked periodically. That way, you can avoid being stranded with a dead battery. Cut this article out and keep it in your glove compartment for reference.

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1. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel "Catch-22"? 2. MUSIC: For what crime did country singer Merle Haggard spend time in prison? 3. CARTOONS: What was the name of Space Ghost's chimp in television cartoons? 4. GOVERNMENT: What country did Haile Selassie rule for more than 30 years? 5. MEDICINE: Who is credited with discovering a vaccination against smallpox? 6. MOVIES: What is Luke Skywalker's relation to Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" movies? 7. ANIMALS: What characteristic is the whippet breed of dog known for? 8. RELIGION: Who were the French Huguenots and why were they persecuted? 9. MUSIC: What is the minimum number of musicians needed to make up a "big band"? 10. LANGUAGE: What does the Latin term "soma" refer to? (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

Sports quiz By Chris Richcreek 1. Who holds the record for the longest Division I college baseball hitting streak? 2. In 2010, Philadelphia's Roy Halladay tossed the eighth perfect game in N.L. history. Name the pitchers for the 6th and 7th ones. 3. When was the last time before the 2009 NFL season (Indianapolis, New Orleans) that the top playoff seed in each conference made the Super Bowl? 4. Who was the last Kansas State men's basketball player before Denis Clemente to have at least 1,000 points in a two-year career? 5. Name the last American taken in the top five picks of an NHL Draft. 6. How many races did Kyle Busch win

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1. What was Gene Vincent's first notable hit? 2. Name the artist who released "The Last Worthless Evening," "The Heart of the Matter" and "New York Minute." 3. What was the last song John Lennon wrote and released before his death? 4. Name the group that released "The Kids Are Alright," "I Can't Explain" and "My Generation." 5. These songs appeared on which Beatles album: "Lovely Rita," "She's Leaving Home" and "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" 6. Who co-wrote and released "Crazy Train"? (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

Bible trivia By Wilson Casey

1. Is the Book of Simeon in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In which book's 13:12 does Jesus predict children rebelling against their parents to be a sign of end times? Matthew, Mark, Luke, John 3. As found in 1 Chronicles 29, how many years did David reign over Israel? 5, 13, 22, 40 4. From 2 Samuel 4, what 5-year-old boy was dropped by his nurse and lamed for life? Moses, Mephibosheth, Peter, Andronicus 5. What prophet was the son of Elkanah and Hannah? Samuel, Huldah, Daniel, Nathan 6. How many times in the Bible (KJV) do the words Christian or Christians appear? 3, 13, 30, 300 (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Fans are straw that stirs NASCAR By Monte Dutton

Deep down, some fans must know they're stark, raving mad. It's in a good way. In fact, enthusiastic, outrageous, shirts-and-caps-collecting fans make the NASCAR world go around. The drink they're stirring is a margarita. Declaring the Reggie Jackson cliché obsolete on account of the statute of limitations, the fans, collectively, are the straw. When that green flag waves, and Darrell Waltrip commences to hollerin', they are crazy as Charlie Sheen. Sheen wants some of what those folks are on. God love 'em. But it's unreasonable to believe that

either, a) NASCAR, or b) Rick Hendrick doesn't want Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win. It's no more reasonable to believe that NASCAR wants Jimmie Johnson to win the Sprint Cup championship every year. Even in Daytona Beach, Fla., most things are on the level. Many folks seem to think that the media has a bias. This is because it's difficult for a journalist to think in the head of a fan, who thinks anyone whose opinion is different from his is biased. The best conclusion was probably John Prine's. "It's a big, old goofy world."

Monte Dutton covers motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette. E-mail Monte at nascarthisweek@yahoo.com. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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1/2 cup reduced-sodium ketchup 2 (15-ounce) cans Bush's great northern beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup diced Dubuque 97 percent fat-free ham, or any extra-lean ham 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

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