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Low-Carb Deep Dish Pizza

4 oz. cream cheese (1/2 package)

4 eggs

⅓ cup heavy cream

¼ cup parmesan cheese (freshly grated)

1 Tablespoon chives

½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

4 cups mozzarella cheese

½ cup pizza sauce


Any pizza toppings of your choice:
pepperoni canadian bacon ground beef, cooked and drained onion bell peppers mushrooms black olivesPreheat oven to 375º. Beat together cream cheese and eggs until smooth. Add cream, parmesan cheese, spices and mix again. Spray 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray. Layer 2 cups cheese, then pour egg mixture over it.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes. Spread on pizza sauce. Sprinkle 2 cups mozzarella cheese and pile high with the toppings of your choice. Bake until bubbly and browning.

Serves six (unless you have teenagers!).

Today is Our 10th Anniversary!

Today is our 10th anniversary! Wow. Hard to believe it has been ten years. Where does the time go?

It seems like just the other day we met. I fell in love and couldn't get out. I saw all of that hair and it was over!

I love my wife more today than the day we married. I'm so glad Laura has stuck with me through the years.

"An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels." - Proverbs 31:10

I love you, honey!

Recipe for Seven-Layer Salad

When the family gets together for Thanksgiving and Christmas, one of the things my wife makes is a seven-layer salad. It is always a hit and quickly consumed!

Following is how she makes it:

2 pkgs lettuce of your choice
½ cup bell pepper, finely chopped
½ cup celery, finely chopped
¼ cup green onion, finely chopped
16 oz. frozen green peas, thawed
1 cup mayonnaise
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup real bacon bits

First, layer bottom of dish with lettuce. Then layer the following: bell pepper, celery, green onion, and peas. Next combine mayonnaise and sugar and spread over the top of salad, sealing the edges. For the final layers, sprinkle cheese and bacon over the top. Serves 8-10.

Enjoy!

AICR: Obesity Responsible for Cancer Cases in U.S.

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) announced new estimates, based on the work of their researchers, that excess body fat is responsible for 100,500 cancer cases in the United States each year.

Scientists suggest that this link between obesity and cancer is due to excess fat increasing levels of sex steroids and other hormones that promote cancer growth. Also the reduced immune function and elevated oxidative stress associated with excess body fat may contribute to the initiation of cancer by damaging DNA.

AICR presented additional data showing that overweight and obesity also decrease rates of survival in those already diagnosed with cancer.

Note: Research shows you can reduce your risk of heart disease by 80% and cancer by 60% or more, by making healthy dietary and lifestyle choices.

Kellogg's and The Swine Flu - Is This For Real?

In case you haven't noticed, Kellogg's is attempting to cash in on the swine-flu hysteria - by informing parents that cereals like Cocoa Krispies can help boost their kids’ immune systems.

This would be laughable, if it were not true.

You Are What You Eat?

"You are what you eat" is a phrase we've heard for years. Yet, this is not entirely accurate. A better analogy would be, "You are what you absorb."

(That's why it's important to get your nutrients from real food, instead of synthetic vitamins.)

Taking Charge of Your Health

The old, traditional mindset is when something goes wrong in our body, we take it to the doctor and say, "Fix it." The doctor looks at the symptom and prescribes a pill, a shot or an operation to fix the immediate problem, the symptom.

What caused the symptom? Sometimes we know, but mostly we don't look back far enough to find the source of the trouble. So we settle for the quick fix.

Let's try another approach, a new mindset:

God gave us a self-healing body. For example, all the mechanisms are there to heal a cut. First, the blood flow to cleanse the wound. Then the white blood cells to kill any germs. Finally, a seal to the wound. While we're sleeping, the healing takes place.

But if we were to continue cutting the wound, it obviously can't heal.

We can apply this same principle to chronic diseases - high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis and stroke. We need to make sure we're not the one hurting ourselves.

You are responsible for your h…