Candles are one of the most common causes of house fires in the United States, as well as in our own community. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when burning candles:
Use candle holders that are sturdy, non-combustible, and will not tip over easily.
Keep candles away from combustibles (paper, boxes, clothing, flammable liquids).
Do not burn candles in children's rooms, or leave children unattended with burning candles.
Do not place lit candles near windows or doorways, where a draft could bring combustibles in contact with flame.
Almost one half of all candle related fires start in the bedroom. If you burn candles in the bedroom, place them at least two feet from any bedding, curtains, blinds, wallpaper, upholstered furniture, clothing or reading materials.
The best way to prevent a candle related fire in your home is to never leave a burning candle unattended! Extinguish all candles before going to bed, or leaving the room.
I decided to throw together chicken tacos but without thinking I had no taco seasoning. Here is an easy recipe that saved dinner tonight and allowed for no leftovers!!
If your recipe calls for taco seasoning and you don't have a package handy, use this easy-to-make substitute.
Time Required: 5 minutes
1.Spoon 1 tablespoon of minced dried onions in a small bowl or cup.
2.Add 2 teaspoons of chili powder.
3.Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt.
4.Add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
5.Add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch.
6.Add 1 teaspoon of ground cumin.
7.Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or hot paprika.
8.Stir to blend.
9.Makes the equivalent of a 1 1/4-ounce package of taco seasoning mix.
1.Not just for tacos. You can use taco seasoning to spice up meatloaf, burgers, tomato sauce, casseroles, and dips.
What You Need:
•2 tsp chili powder
•1 1/2 tsp salt
•1 tsp garlic powder
•1 tsp cornstarch
•1 tsp ground cumin