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Most prepackaged mixes for baked goods offer advice for how to successfully bake their product by indicating what changes need to be made. Heed that advice!
COMMON BAKING PROBLEMS
UP HERE, THE AIR IS RARE
Perhaps you’ve tried your hand at baking something from scratch only to have your creation come out inedible. Here are some common baking problems you might encounter and a few ideas for how to combat • The higher the altitude, the them. lower the air pressure. When the pressure is low, food takes longer • Cakes – often cakes baked to bake. You may need to adjust above 5,000 feet will rise nicely the temperature, the baking time, during baking but may cave in or both.
Most recipes are developed for use at sea level. In Monument, though where the elevation is about 6,975 feet, baking can be difficult. Why? Here are several reasons:
or fall when you take them out. Sometimes they may be coarse or crumbly. You can strengthen the batter by reducing the amount of sugar you use or by adding eggs, egg yolks, or just a bit more flour. • Pies – pies are slightly easier to deal with at higher altitudes but often the crust is too dry and the top gets burned before the filling is completely cooked. Adding more liquid to the crust can help but too much liquid can cause the crust to become tough. Loosely covering your pie with foil can keep the top from burning. • Cookies – cookies baked at our elevation are typically fine but sometimes they spread too much or come out a little tough. ExA Simple Guide to Baking... Continued on Page 3
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periment with using less sugar, leavening or fat, or adding a little more liquid and ﬂour to your recipe to see what works best for your altitude. Too much flour can make the cookies tough so be careful with that ingredient. Sometimes the answer is simply to increase your oven’s heat by 15°F or 25°F. • Mufﬁns, scones, biscuits, cornbread, etc – with baked goods such as these, a common problem is that the batter doesn’t rise properly. To combat this, you’ll want a more acidic batter so use less baking soda which neutralizes acid. If your batter keeps collapsing, use less sugar and increase the flour you add. To prevent your creation from being too dry, you can substitute buttermilk or yogurt for water. As with pies, the top may cook faster than the batter underneath so using foil to cover the pan loosely can help. • Yeast breads – breads of this sort tend to rise much faster at our high altitude so ingredient or technique adjustments are often a must. Some people reduce the amount of yeast or use ice water instead of warm water in their recipes. Others will punch down their dough more often and allow for a longer rising time to balance it out. “Over-proofed” bread dough (one that has risen
too much) is a common problem and can cause the dough to warp, collapse or droop during baking. To prevent over-prooﬁng, allow the dough to rise about one third of the total volume rather than doubling in volume before baking. And salt is a must; never leave it out. Salt slows down the growth of yeast and the expansion of gases, hampering the rising process to an acceptable speed. Include a pan of boiling water in the bottom of the oven when baking to achieve a good rise and crisp crust.
719.963.7438 pop inside your batter causing ments will work to prevent some of whatever it is you’re baking to the problems we listed above. collapse on itself as it cools. • Reduce the amount of baking • Make sure to promptly wrap powder by 1/4 teaspoon for each and store your baked goods once teaspoon the recipe calls for. they’ve cooled. They will dry out and go stale much more quickly • Reduce the amount of sugar at a higher altitude than at lower used by up to 2 tablespoons for ones. each cup the recipe calls for.
OTHER HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING TIPS
• Always properly preheat your oven. While it may beep indicating it’s ready to use, it’s best to wait about 15 minutes anyway to make sure you’re getting as much heat as possible.
• Cake batter tends to stick to the pan more at higher altitudes so make sure to grease you pan well and then dust them with flour. You can opt to line pans with parchment paper instead.
• The middle rack of the oven provides the most even heat. It will remain moderately heated throughout the baking time while the bottom rack can get overly hot and burn your creation.
• Instead of ﬁlling pans 2/3 full as usually indicated by a recipe, ﬁll it 1/2 full to prevent overﬂowing.
• At high altitudes, ﬂavors tend to HIGH ALTITUDE be less pronounced because there aren’t as many moisture particles “RULES OF THUMB” to carry the aroma to the nose so be prepared to use more spices to In general, the following adjustcreate the desired flavor profile. • If your recipe calls for beaten egg whites, be cautious. Stiffly beaten whites tend to expand quickly and they can literally
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• Increase the amount of whatever liquid you need by 3 to 4 tablespoons for each cup the recipe calls for. • Increase your oven temperature by 25°F. Remember that all of the above suggestions are just that: suggestions. The absolute best way to determine what will work for your area is to try different techniques and adjustments. Only adjust one thing at a time or you won’t know what adjustment was the correct one! And above all, HAVE FUN!
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MARCH JUST GOT MADDER By Nick Yanez
imagine myself on at every major music festival and sporting event annually. My wife imagines a big house with a pool, garden, and library. My dad probably imagines himself on a Harley, eating steak whenever he wants. We’ve all had the thought before; what if we were to become a billionaire – with a B? A billion dollars is hard to comprehend, actually. It means doing literally whatever you want when you want. It means never having to worry about money again. Heck, it means that your grandchildren will likely never have to worry about money again. It’s beyond the American Dream; it’s a flat out fantasy. Only few will ever live such a fairytale. Maybe, you could be one of those few. Multi-billionaire Warren Buffet has recently made and offer no one can refuse. Apparently, Buffet is a basketball fan. Through his company, Berkshire Hathaway, he is offering the unimaginable grand prize of one billion dollars! The task? Pick a perfect bracket in this year’s NCAA March Madness Tournament. The 68-team bracket is almost impossible to nail perfectly. There are actually over 9 quintillion combinations that could happen. Is that even a number!? Which is why the wealthy company is willing to bet a small billion that you can’t guess right. Of course
if you’re a sports fan, and you actually know something about the game of college basketball, experts estimate your odds are closer to 1 in 128-billion. So there’s that comforting news to all you sports fanatics. Filling out brackets has become something of a tradition for American sports fans. Throughout the years though, the bracket has thrown many curveballs towards gamblers and sports enthusiasts. Who can forget last year’s incredible run by unknown underdogs Florida Gulf Coast? The young school made a run into the Sweet Sixteen as a #15 seed in the tournament; no #15 seed had ever advanced that far before. That’s what makes a perfect bracket near impossible, anything can happen. You never know what team will make a run. But if I’m wrong and you happen to know which underdog will blow up this year’s brackets, by all means, make it happen. If you do, you will have a lottery-type option of choosing to take a lump sum payment of $500 Million, or you can receive payments of $25 Million for the next 40 years of your life. Suffice to say, I think you won’t be running out of cash anytime soon with either option. Berkshire Hathaway’s impressive offer is by far the largest prize up for grabs in this year’s tournament. But Fox Sports is also offering $1 Million, while Yahoo has upped theirs to $5 Million for a perfect bracket. Put quite simply – your odds are bad. Really, really bad. But why not try. Unlike the lottery, it cost nothing to enter a bracket. I suggest you do your research on this year’s tournament. It could end up being the most important work decision of your entire life. Likely, it’ll be another small waste of time. Either way, I wish you luck. You’re going to need it.
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Here’s what they learned: During reading, and for days afterward, there were signiﬁcant activity increases in the parts of the brain associated with story comprehension, as well as processing language. According to the study, the reading has to be fiction to get these brain connectivity changes, something with a narrative that describes events unfolding, a story we can identify with.
ow here’s a “novel” way to increase our brain function. It doesn’t involve getting more exercise or eating certain foods. It doesn’t include doing puzzles. We only need to grab a book Here’s my thinking: While researchand start flipping pages. ers don’t know yet how long these Emory University did a study that brain changes last after reading a showed how there are “quantiﬁable novel, it’s at least ﬁve days. Perchanges” in brain activity when haps we should spend some time in participants read a book. Granted it 2014 re-reading the novels that had was a bit more regimented than just an impact on us, as well as new nargrabbing your favorite author’s lat- rative fiction and a few of the old classics. The reference librarian is est bestseller. sure to be a good source for book In the study, participants were given suggestions. a baseline brain scan each day for a few days. Then they were given the thriller “Pompeii” by Robert Harris with instructions to read 30 pages a night. Each morning they were given another brain scan. After the book was finished (about nine days), they were given more scans to see how
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Seglem explained that the grant was awarded to HAP because of the many programs to assist senior citizens and to help HAP continue efforts to support local seniors to live independent, healthy lives. In accepting the grant, Betzler thanked the Griswold Cares Foundation and explained that HAP is focused on ensuring senior citizens of the Tri-Lakes region have quality health and social opportunities throughout the year. He cited the recent renovation of HAP’s local senior center, the annual health fair, and the year-round program of weekly low-cost senior luncheons as examples of HAP’s dedication to enhancing the lives of senior citizens.
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uring the December 2013 TriLakes Health Advocacy Partnership (HAP) Board of Directors meeting, local Griswold Home Care franchise owner, Anne Seglem, presented a $1000 grant on behalf of Griswold Cares Foundation to HAP vice president Dave Betzler.
Long-Term Care Insurance is a valuable tool to protect your family’s assets. If your loved one has purchased a policy, the next step is to understand and strategize how to best utilize the policy.
The Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension provides wartime veterans and their surviving spouses with tax-free ﬁnancial aid for senior care needs.
LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE
GRISWOLD CARES FOUNDATION GRANT AWARDED TO TRI-LAKES HAP
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portunity to age with dignity in the comfort of their homes. For more information visit www.GriswoldHomeCare.com or call (719) 418-5908.
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Tri-Lakes Health Advocacy Partnership was established in 1996 as a non-proﬁt organization serving Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Gleneagle, and unincorporated areas of north El Paso County. The mission of HAP is to improve the health and well-being of the Tri-Lakes residents through community-based services and support. HAP is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff; all contributions directly support HAP programs for community health and senior citizens.
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Located in the heart of Palmer Lake Next door to O’Malley’s Steak House
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ANTIQUES/COLLECTABLES KEEPSAKES UNLIMITED 251 Front St. #12 Monument CO 80132 719-487-1647 / 719-243-1066 Tues. - Sat. 10:00AM-5:00PM www.keepsakes-unlimited.com
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AUTO REPAIR JJ TRACKS TIRE & AUTO Servicing The Tri-Lakes Area For Over 26 Years 279 N. Beacon Lite Rd. Monument 719-481-4393 www.jjtracks.com
FACINELLI MOTORS Import Repair Specialists SUBARU TOYOTA HONDA 707 County Line Road Palmer Lake 719-488-6729
AUTO SALES MonumentMotors.com 50 Used Subarus! 1995-2013 Great Prices-Warranty Available Outback, Forester, Legacy Impreza and Tribeca Dealer: 719-481-9900
BOOKKEEPING BOOKKEEPING BY BOBBI INC Complete Bookkeeping Services Payroll Services • IRS Cleanup Quick Books Training & Setup email@example.com 488-2308 or cell 331-3003
BOOKSTORES COVERED TREASURES BOOKSTORE Books, Cards, Games, Puzzles and So Much More! 481-2665 (BOOK) 105 Second St. Monument
BOUTIQUE SOPHIA’S WORLD Premier boutique for designer clothing and accessories Classic couture to the most fabulous new designers 755 Highway 105 Suite L West End Center in Palmer Lake Open Saturday 12-5 PM and Third Thursdays 5 - 8PM firstname.lastname@example.org Sophia is Wisdom in Greek We support educational programs
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THE ENCHANTED FLORIST
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CHILDRENS CLOTHING SOPHIA’S WORLD Fun artistic hand-dyed apparel for babies, girls and boys Supports Fair Trade Programs 755 Highway 105 Suite L Thu & Fri: 2-6 • Sat: 12-6 or by Appt.
CLEANING SERVICE Summer Creek Cleaning, LLC
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COFFEE SHOPS COFFEE ON THE GO... Drive-up Coffee Kiosk Breakfast Burritos - Pastries 225 North Gate Blvd C.S., 80921 (719) 646-1063 www.coffeeonthego.biz
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EQUINE FACILITATED COUNSELING Trauma • PTSD • Anger • Depression Relationships • Personal Growth Gentle Healing Techniques Laurel Boyer, MA, LPC 719-210-0668 email@example.com
DECKS JTY CONSTRUCTION Custom Decks • Deck Repairs Additions • Remodels • Basements (719) 491-9695 Local • 30 Years Experience Superior Quality • Affordable • LIC
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DOG GROOMING CHYANNS’ PET CARE Grooming with TLC Since 1983 Fun - Calm - Clean - Environment 79 4th St. (4th & Washington) Monument 719-488-9474 Cheryl Rogers - Owner Operator
COUNTRY CRITTERS UPTOWN Gentle • Professional • All Breed 755 Hwy. 105 #N - Palmer Lake (Between Monument & Palmer Lake) 719-481-0220 www.countrycrittersuptown.com
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Flowers for All Occasions Gift and Garden Boutique 481 Hwy. 105 Suite I 719-488-1116 www.enchantedfloristco.com
HORSE HOUSE & PET SITTING
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PAMPERED PETS & PEOPLE LLC
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GARDEN CENTER McCORD’S GARDEN CENTER & LANDSCAPING Annuals • Perennials • Shrubs Herbs • Vegetables • Seeds Garden Art • Garden Supplies 780 Hwy 105 • 719-375-3573
GLASS SHOPS SERVICE GLASS Auto - Shower Doors - Mirrors Thermo-Pane & Table Tops FREE QUOTES 719-481-3701 341 Front St. #4 Monument, CO 80132
GRANITE INTERNATIONAL STONEWORKS GRANITE COUNTERTOPS Over 25 Granite Colors in Stock! Starting at $36 per sq. ft. 719-488-3180 200 County Line Rd. Palmer Lake
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HAIR SALONS MOUNTAIN AIR SALON & BARBERSHOP IN SHOP BARBER Color Specialist / Mens Grooming 251 N Front St. Monument, CO 719-481-3265 www.mountainairsalon.com
SHELLY’S HAIR BOUTIQUE MASTER STYLIST 104 Highway 105, Palmer Lake Next door to O’Malley’s Steakhouse Call: 719-930-5192 or www.schedulicity.com
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PALMER LAKE WELLNESS CENTER
Great Products • Great People Great Selection • Great Prices Mon-Sun 9-7 719-488-9900 850 Commercial Lane - Palmer Lake
ARBOR DERMATOLOGY Accepting New Patients Randal Kumm, MD 9480 Briar Village Pt. Suite 100 CALL TODAY! 719-623-2104 Online booking available at www.arborderm.com
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INSURANCE AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE Larry E Stiltner Agency 481 Hwy 105 Suite 212 719-481-8382 Monument, CO 80132
THE INN AT PALMER DIVIDE
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NAILS YVETTE @ INNOVATIONS SALON INC. 3D Design / All Nail Service Friday and Saturday 9AM - 5PM 481 Hwy 105, Monument, CO 719-481-3094
OFFICE SPACE Affordable 150-3500 sq. feet Low Cost Business Workshops
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PIANO INSTRUCTION GINA FORERO, B.M., M.S. The Juilliard School • New York, NY PIANO INSTRUCTION BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
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We’re Your Shield, We’re Your Shelter! Michael D. Ahlers 66 Second St. St. B, Monument 719-481-2550 www.shelterinsurance.com/michaelahlers
FARMERS INSURANCE ELIZABETH BRYSON 15706 Jackson Creek Pkwy. 100 Monument Marketplace 719-481-0600 firstname.lastname@example.org
MONUMENT INSURANCE High End - Auto, Home, Life & Retirement Income Solutions Patrick Daugharty - LUTCF 719-650-7002 call me today Independent - Trusted
INTERIOR DESIGN DESIGN WISE INTERIORS Interior Design / Décor Consults • Remodels • Drapery Flooring • Upholstery 719-963-7438 www.designwisecolorado.com
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Professional Piano Services Tuning • Repairs • Rebuilding Voicing and Humidity Control Keep Your Instrument Playing and Sounding Its Best! 719-351-2766
PRINTING TRI-LAKES PRINTING Printing - Design - Direct Mail 15706 Jackson Creek Pkwy. Monument, CO 80132 719-488-2544 www.trilakesprinting.com
The UPS Store®
Banners-Business Cards Flyers-Postcards 590 Highway 105 Safeway Shopping Center 719-487-1730 www.theupsstorelocal.com/3693
REAL ESTATE Ruth Bolas (Wordelman) GRI SFR CNE
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PURPLE MOUNTAIN JEWELRY
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SUSAN HELMICH FINE JEWELRY
BROKEN BONES BBQ Smokin’ Good Food Dine-In • Take-Out • Catering 481 Hwy. 105, Monument CO 719-487-0471 www.brokenbonesbbq.com
Designer Collections ~ Custom Since 1972 Repair-Gemstones-Restoration Gold Buying or Credit 719-488-0448 13710 Struthers Road, #120
MOZAIC RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
RESTAURANT / BAR
McCORD’S GARDEN CENTER & LANDSCAPING
1st & TEN SPORTS BAR & GRILL
HAPPY HOUR Tues-Sat 4PM-6PM 443 S. Hwy. 105 Palmer Lake CO 719-481-1800 www.innatpalmerdivide.com
Custom Landscaping • Patios Retaining Walls • Xeriscaping CALL 719-375-3573 TO SCHEDULE A FREE ESTIMATE!
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LAWN CARE / MAINT.
LITTLE LYNNS LAWNCARE & MAINT.
PRIME ROOFING, INC.
Aeration - Power Raking - Mowing Fertilizing - Tree/Bush Trim SPRING & FALL CLEANUPS 719-481-3332 or 719-439-0844 Let Us Do The Hard Work 4U!
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Packing-Shipping Boxes-Freight 590 Highway 105 Safeway Shopping Center 719-487-1730 www.theupsstorelocal.com/3693
SMALL ENGINE PLUS R&R SMALL ENGINE PLUS LLC All Makes/Models-Snowblowers Mowers - Trimmers - Chainsaws ATV’s, Motorcycles, Snowmobiles FULL SERVICE - 719-481-3333 630 W. Hwy. 105 , Palmer Lake, CO
SPA PARTIES THE CASTLE HOUSE SPA Any Age or Occasion Birthdays • Showers • Ladies Night 15025 Roller Coaster Rd., C.S. 719-460-1538 www.castlehousespa.com
STORAGE AFFORDABLE STOR-MOR Sizes from 5’ x 5’ to 12.5” x 32.5’ Peakview Blvd & Highway 105 Now Expanding to Meet Your Storage Needs! 719-481-2860
TAX PREPARATION LIBERTY TAX SERVICE America’s Fastest Refunds FAST, FRIENDLY, GUARANTEED 481 Hwy. 105 W - Unit 201 Monument, CO 80132 719-465-1153
Watson CPA Group Most Individual tax returns for $150 to $325. Includes state, small biz, rentals 719-387-9800 www.watsoncpagroup.com
THE WALSH COMPANY Enrolled Agent Tax Specialist Personal • Corporate • LLC • Trust 430 Beacon Lite Rd. #155 Monument, CO 80132 719-481-8951
THRIFT SHOPS HANGERS THRIFT SHOP Benefiting Tri-Lakes Cares 245 Jefferson St. Monument, CO 80132 719-488-2300 Open Mon-Sat 9AM - 5PM
TREE & FORESTRY SOUTHWELL TREE AND FORESTRY SERVICE Fire Mitigation • Tree Removal Firewood • Hauling • Local Timber Jon Southwell 719-641-7529 FULLY INSURED • FREE ESTIMATE
TREE SERVICE TREEMAN TREE SERVICE WILD FIRE MITIGATION SERVICE Tree Removal • Tree Trimming Thinning • Chipping • Scrub Oak Year Round Service • INSURED 719-488-1818 • FREE ESTIMATES Hundreds of References! Local Business Since 2002
VACATION RENTALS SKI • GOLF • HIKE • BOAT • BICYCLE Copper Mountain Tucker Mountain Lodge
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VETERINARY PALMER LAKE VETERINARY CLINIC One mile NW of Safeway on Hwy 105 • 719-481-8900 We Want the Best for Your Pet! www.PalmerLakeVet.com
Pizzaria & Cafe Best Pizza, Calzones, Italian Food, Panini Sandwiches and Much More!
CAFE & BISTRO
MAKE YOUR VALENTINES DAY RESERVATIONS TODAY!
WORLD CLASS FREE MUSIC
GREAT DINNER SPECIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE!
Best Happy Hour in Town Monday-Saturday 3-6pm
Karaoke with JR
Ask Your Server About Our New Loyalty Card
Friday @ 8:30PM
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Pan fried Minnesota Recipe FRESH RED LAKE MINNESOTA WALLEYE
Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month 6-8PM
Open at 3PM Dinner Served Monday thru Saturday
TUESDAY FAMILY NIGHT! DINE IN 18” 1 Topping Pizza with 4 Sodas and Parmesan Garlic Knots
and receive $1 OFF a pitcher of Bud
Book Your Party’s And Events Now. Let Us Do The Work!
Follow us on Facebook for Specials, Events & Entertainment Info 1865 Woodmoor Drive - Exit 161 (just above 105 where the view is great!)
Dine In / Take Out
One coupon per table or group. Not valid with any other offer. Offer expires 1/31/14
10 minutes from Monument Exit 172 going North - Follow sign
Mon. Closed • Tue 4PM-9PM • Wed-Thur 11AM-9PM • Fri-Sat 11AM-10PM • Sun 11AM-9PM
Jasmine Garden Chinese Restaurant
ALL DISHES MADE FRESH DAILY! Gluten Free Available
Hwy 105 • Primrose St. • Palmer Lake • 481-TOOT
Come see the Train!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
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Dine in or Take Out (Must Present Coupon.
8:30am - 10:30am
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EVERY EVERY SATURDAY! FRIDAY NIGHT 7:00 pm
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every Thursday @6:30PM
Jackson Creek Parkway
Tel: (719) 481-0769 •(719) 481-1845
11:00am - 2:30pm
1425 Cipriani Loop, Monument, CO
www.JasmineGarden-Monument.com CLOSED 11:00AM - 9:00PM 11:00AM - 9:30PM 11:00AM - 9:00PM
Sat & Sun Tues - Sun Thur - Fri
Coupon not good with any other offer.
Ask About Our Party Tray! Monday: Tuesday - Thursday: Friday & Saturday: Sunday:
Operated by the Volunteers of the American Legion Tri-Lakes Post 9-11
PACKETS GO ON SALE 6:00 PM
STEAK DINNER $8.95
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CHOCOLATE BANANA COCONUT CREAM PIE
tâ€™s snowing and itâ€™s blowing. Do you wish you were anywhere but where you are? Well, I canâ€™t help with the travel, but I sure can help with a delicious dessert that will make you feel like youâ€™re basking in the sun on a tropical island ... at least while youâ€™re eating the pie! 1 cup (1 medium-size) diced banana 1 (6-ounce) purchased chocolate pie crust 2 (4-serving) packages sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix 1 1/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder 2 1/4 cups water 2/3 cup fat-free whipped topping 1 teaspoon coconut extract
2 tablespoons flaked coconut 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
Tuesday - Friday 5 - 9 pm â€˘ Saturday 11:30 am - 9 pm 4 Hwy. 105 â€˘ Palmer Lake
719-481-3244 â€˘ website: http://www.bellapanini.com
1. Evenly arrange diced banana in pie crust. In a large bowl, combine 1 package dry pudding mix, 2/3 cup dry milk powder and 1 1/4 cups water. Mix well using a wire whisk. Pour pudding mixture evenly over banana. Refrigerate while preparing topping mixture. 2. In same bowl, combine remaining package dry pudding mix, remaining 2/3 cup dry milk powder and remaining 1 cup water. Mix well using a wire whisk. Blend in whipped topping and coconut extract. Spread topping mixture evenly over set chocolate layer. Evenly sprinkle coconut and pecans over top. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Makes 8 servings.
Serving Anne & Mannâ€™s Gourmet Ice Cream
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24 Hwy. 105 in Palmer Lake
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1455 Cipriani Loop Monument 80132
SPORTS BAR & GRILL
LIVE TRIVIA WEDNESDAYS AT 7:30 PM
BREAKFAST FROM 9AM TO NOON Saturday & Sunday Meals Starting at $4.95
UFC FIGHT! POOL TABLE!
487-0737 HAPPY HOUR Mon-Fri 3PM - 9PM Sat/Sun 6PM - Midnight MONDAY 2 for 1â€™s on Most drinks & appetizers
Chalupa Supreme Chicken Quesadilla
TUESDAY Poker Nights, WPT/ $2.00 Tuesdays
Beef Nachos BellGrandeÂŽ
WEDNESDAY $5.50 Bottomless MillerLite & BudLite Drafts THURSDAY $2.00 Taco Nights
Valid for a limited time only at:
FRIDAY Burger Night Any Burger with 1 Beer $8.99 / 5PM - 10PM Karaoke on Fridays - 9:00PM
ALL MONUMENT, CASTLE ROCK, AND CASTLE PINES, COLORADO LOCATIONS
SATURDAY Pizza Night - Any Pizza, Any Size with 2 Beers - $10.99 5PM - 10PM 2 for 1â€™s on ALL shots and $5.50 Bottomless Coorslight Draft from 9pm to closing
4 CRUNCHY $
with purchase of a medium drink
SNIPPETZ PUZZLES AND TRIVIA ®
1. LITERATURE: Who wrote the sci-fi novel “The Time Machine”?
1. In 1985, Tony Perez, at nearly 43, became the oldest major-league player to hit a grand slam. Whose record did he break?
By Fiﬁ Rodriguez
2. LANGUAGE: What English word is pronounced exactly like its first letter, even though it’s five letters long? 3. HISTORY: Which Russian leader introduced the policy of “glasnost,” a greater openness? 4. FOOD & DRINK: What is Bardolino? 5. SCIENCE: What is the focus of agronomy? 6. LAW: What is “voir dire”? 7. BIBLE: Which biblical character ascended to heaven in a whirlwind? 8. MUSIC: What famous singer-songwriter starred in the 1980 remake of “The Jazz Singer”? 9. ANATOMY: How many wisdom teeth does an adult usually have? 10. MOVIES: Who played the devil-possessed child in “The Exorcist”?
By Chris Richcreek
2. During the 1980s, three major-leaguers each played for their father, who was the manager. Name the players. 3. In 2012, Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch became the second quarterback to run for 1,500 yards and throw for 2,500 yards in a season. Who was the first? 4. Who held the NBA mark for most 3-point field goals made in a season before Golden State’s Stephen Curry (272 made) broke it in the 2012-13 campaign? 5. Name the first Southern California hockey player to be drafted by an NHL team. 6. Which two teams have won the most Supporters’ Shields (best regular-season record) in Major League Soccer history? 7. What medal, if any, did boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. win at the 1996 Olympics?
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BIBLE TRIVIA By Wilson Casey
By Mick Harper
1. Carole King’s “It’s Too Late” was on one side of a double-A sided single. What was on the other side? 2. Which group had a hit with “Riders on the Storm”? 3. Name the songwriter of “The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell.”
1. Is the book of Ezekiel in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From 1 Kings 10, about how many shekels of silver did a chariot imported from Egypt cost? 10, 50, 200, 600 3. Which Psalm begins, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want”? 1st, 15th, 23rd, 40th
4. Who had a hit with “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”?
4. From Genesis 17:15, what was the prior
5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “Our hearts were ringing, In the key that our souls were singing. As we danced in the night, Remember how the stars stole the night away.”
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name of Sarah? Sarai, Huldah, Jael, Debo5. Where did David cut off a corner of Saul’s cloak? Achaia, Edom, En-Gedi, Gilgal 6. Who is called a “prophetess” in Exodus 15:20? Eve, Miriam, Rachel, Zipporah (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
TRIVIA TEST 1. H.G. Wells 2. Queue
3. Mikhail Gorbachev
4. Italian red wine
5. Crop production and soil
management 6. Questioning of prospective
THIS WEEKS Answers & Solutions
5) En-Gedi 6) Miriam
SPORTS QUIZ 1. Honus Wagner was 41 when he did it in 1915. Julio Franco now holds the record, hitting one in 2004 at age 45. 2. Dale Berra, Billy Ripken and Cal Ripken Jr. 3. Michigan’s Denard Robinson, in 2010. 4. Ray Allen hit 269 3-pointers for Seattle in the 2005-06 season. 5. Mike Lampman, in 1970.
7. Elijah 8. Neil Diamond
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9. Four 10. Linda Blair
6. D.C. United and the Los Angeles Galaxy, with four each. 7. He won a bronze medal, boxing in the featherweight division.
FLASH BACK 1. “I Feel the Earth Move,” in 1971. 2. The Doors in 1971, with Jim Morrison doing vocals. The single came out just before his death and hit the Hot List the day he died. 3. David Bowie. There is a video for the song, but it’s apparently never been released. 4. Gene Pitney in 1962. The song was not used in the film by the same name and was written after the film came out. 5. “September,” by Earth, Wind & Fire in 1978. The song has been widely used in films (such as “Night at the Museum”), television (“American Dad”) and video games (Nintendo and Wii).
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unassisted, you would have jumping power equivalent to that of a ﬂea.
by Samantha Weaver • It was Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran who made the following sage observation: “I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” • In Japan, black cats are considered to be good luck. • If you’re ever longing for the “good old days,” you might want to keep this snippet in mind: In 19th-century America, one of the most popular cure-all remedies was “snail water,” which was made by pounding earthworms and snails together, adding the paste to beer and boiling the whole thing. Those in need of a tonic drank it. • Sea turtles can breathe through their backsides. • If you could leap over the St. Louis Arch
• If you’re planning a trip to Oregon, you might want to stop off in Gold Hill to see the Oregon Vortex, where strange phenomena are said to occur. In the mid-20th century, a scientist and mining engineer named John Litser conducted experiments on the property and came to the conclusion that the site contains a spherical field of force and 15 crisscrossing magnetic ﬁelds. Before his death in 1959, he burned his notes, reportedly saying, “The world is not ready for this.” Those who tour the attraction today might see balls roll uphill or brooms stand on end. Some people appear to be much shorter and some much taller. There are even those who say visiting the Vortex eases back pain. • Before he became famous, singer Rod Stewart briefly had a job as a grave digger. *** Thought for the Day: “Television makes so much at its worst that it can’t afford to do its best.” -- Fred W. Friendly (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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GO JOB HUNTING AND TAKE A TAX DEDUCTION
ost people would probably put job hunting as one of their least favorite things to do plus marketing yourself as the best candidate can be painfully expensive. Lucky for you, you might be able to offset some of those job hunting expenses.
Tina cies. Things like CareerBuilder and Indeed qualify. Resume Preparation Fees: Not only is the cost of resume paper and envelopes deductible, but so are the costs of
Travel and Transportation Expenses: If some travel is required on your job hunting adventure, you can deduct travel expenses if the primary purpose of your trip is to look for a new job. If you have to drive downtown, across town, or to distant places, you can use the standard mileage to calculate your expenses. Taxi, train, or bus fares are an expense you can deduct. Expenses for tolls and parking garages also count.
As with any tax benefit, a few ground rules apply. First, the job you seek must be in the same occupation- an automatic disqualiﬁcation for ﬁrst time job seekers and those switching occupations. Hair dresser turned esthetician might a grey area.
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Also, the IRS doesn’t like to see a substantial lapse of time in between jobs. If you took a two-year vacation or became a domestic diva for a couple of years, consider yourself disqualiﬁed. For the rest of the job seeking population, you may be able to lower your taxes on your tax return by writing off the following job hunting expenses: Employment Agency Fees: You can deduct any fees you paid out of pocket for employment, job, or career agen-
As always, keep your receipts and records. Write down all your miles, meetings, and time spent on job hunting activities in a journal or logbook with dates and times. These ensure you leave nothing out at tax time and get the maximum deduction possible.
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ning of the year. If you’re not brave enough to try on swimsuits in the winter, wait until June and July when they’ll be on sale again.
THE BEST TIMES TO BUY
here are patterns to saving money. Retailers discount merchandise at certain times of the year, and it only seems illogical until you consider it from their point of view: Merchants want to get rid of things that didn’t sell, and sell you things they perceive you’re going to want. Sometimes those make for an odd combination of sales merchandise. Consumer Reports magazine has come up with a list of the best times to buy a variety of items: • Gas grills are hot when the weather turns cold -- October, November and December -- just when you’re not likely to be using one. Stores want to clear out the old models before the new ones arrive in the spring. • You’d think GPS would be a summer travel and geocaching item, but no, merchants push those in November and December. Take the opportunity to buy for holiday gifts or for yourself for travel. • Stock up on your summer swimwear at the same time you buy discounted home-gym equipment -- at the begin-
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• August is a funny month. You’ll be able to find deals on air conditioners (that you could have used all summer) as well as the snow blowers you’ll need in the winter. At the same time, outdoor furniture will be discounted, just in time for fall -- and having to store it away over the winter. • Look for toys from November through January, and winter sports gear in March. • Some items do go on sale just when you need them: Digital cameras appear in March, in time for spring and summer photography. Lawn mowers come out in April, along with spring clothing. There are other ways to save money, and they also follow patterns.
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• When it comes to summer camp for your child, you need to start considering options in the middle of winter. Slots in the best camps will go quickly, as will the assistance money if you need help paying. • For carpeting and furniture, wait until after the year-end holidays. • Shop at thrift stores just as everyone is doing spring cleaning. For specific items, go online and search for what you want with “best time to buy” added in to your search parameters.
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