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Tropical Heat Burgers!

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INGREDIENTS

1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup red onion, finely minced
2 serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded, and finely minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed chile de árbol
Barbecue Sauce
4 pineapple rings
4 sourdough bread rolls
1 cup shredded lettuce

PREPARATION

Combine beef, onion, serrano chiles, salt, and chile de árbol in a mixing bowl. With hands, mix and form into four patties. Grill to desired doneness. During the last few minutes of cooking, brush with the barbecue sauce. While burgers are cooking, grill pineapple rings. Wrap bread rolls in foil and warm on the grill. To assemble, place burger over lettuce in a roll, top with extra barbecue sauce and a pineapple ring.

Yummy!

~Courtesy of Latina Magazine!

Should I trim my baby's nails?

Yes. Your baby's nails may be softer and more pliable than yours, but make no mistake — they're sharp! A newborn has little control over his flailing limbs and can easily end up scratching his own face or yours.

Little fingernails grow so fast you may have to cut them several times a week. Toenails require less frequent trimming.

The best time to do this is while he's sleeping. (You may want to leave nail utensils in the car so you can do the job while your baby's asleep in his car seat.) Another good time is right after a bath, when your baby's nails are at their softest.

Make sure you have enough light to see what you're doing. Use a pair of baby scissors or clippers made especially for the purpose. Press the finger pad away from the nail to avoid nicking the skin, and keep a firm hold on your baby's hand as you clip.

Cut fingernails along the curve of the finger. Cut toenails straight across. Then use an emery board to smooth out any rough edges. In fact, if…

Does your home-based business idea have market potential?

Your home based business ideas need a market to cater too. Market research is golden to the success of your business. The key is to identify a niche and a need in the marketplace. Become an expert in your area and discover whether there is a need for your business.

Those who keep up with technology and effective marketing techniques will come out the winners. Many who cater toward the future trends will have an excellent starting point. Many who don’t will drop out quickly. Some great research tips that I believe are viable for any home office business are as follows:

• Research
- The current and future market
- Product knowledge
- The competition

1. The current and future market are factors to consider during your research. Will the product/service be wanted or needed within the next 5 to ten years? What does the business offer that others don’t?

2. Product knowledge by contacting the manufacturers or local distributors is essential. Find out how long have these products been on the market?…

Mexican Lasagna!

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INGREDIENTS

6 eggs
2 tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
2 tbsp. butter 5 large (10-inch) flour tortillas
1 can (15 oz.) refried beans with green chiles, divided
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cup salsa, divided
1 cup shredded zucchini
Cilantro sprigs

PREPARATION

In medium bowl, beat together eggs, water, chili powder, and cumin until well blended. In 10-inch skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Pour in egg mixture. Cover and cook over low heat until eggs are almost set, almost 7 to 9 minutes. Set aside.

Place 1 tortilla in bottom of lightly greased 9- or 10-inch springform pan. Spread with half of the beans and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Top with another tortilla, ricotta cheese, and 1/2 cup of the salsa. Top with another tortilla, reserved cooked egg mixture, and another 1/2 cup of the salsa. Top with another tortilla, remaining beans, zucchini, and 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese. Top with remaining tortilla.

Bake …

How to start breastfeeding!

The first time you hold your newborn in the delivery room, put his lips to your breast. Your mature milk hasn't come in yet, but your breasts are producing a substance called colostrum that will help protect your baby from infection.

Try not to panic if your newborn seems to have trouble finding or staying on your nipple. Breastfeeding is an art that requires patience and lots of practice. No one will expect you to be an expert in the beginning, so don't hesitate to ask a nurse to show you what to do while you're in the hospital. (If you have a premature baby, you may not be able to nurse right away, but you should start pumping your milk. Your baby will receive this milk through a tube or a bottle until he's strong enough to nurse.)

Once you get started, remember that nursing shouldn't be painful. Pay attention to how your breasts feel when your baby latches on. His mouth should cover a big part of the areola below the nipple, and your nipple should be far back in y…