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by Farley posted Aug 25 2016 12:00PM

It's been a closely guarded family secret for decades, but it looks like the Colonel's famous fried chicken recipe could finally be out of the bag.

The formula for KFC's Original Recipe Kentucky fried chicken is believed to have been discovered by Colonel Sanders' nephew, revealing the entrepreneur's top-secret blend of 11 herbs and spices.

The current owner of KFC, Yum! Brands, has disputed the discovery, but many now believe this to be the original secret recipe still used today in the fast food chain.

Here it is

(Serves 4)

Prep: 30 minutes

Soak: 20-30 minutes

Cook: 15-18 minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 tablespoon salt

1/2 tablespoon dried thyme leaves

1/2 tablespoon dried basil leaves

1/3 tablespoon dried oregano leaves

1 tablespoon celery salt

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon dried mustard

4 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons garlic salt

1 tablespoon ground ginger

3 tablespoons ground white pepper

1 cup buttermilk

1 egg, beaten

1 chicken, cut up, the breast pieces cut in half for more even frying

Expeller-pressed canola oil


- Mix the flour in a bowl with all the herbs and spices; set aside.

- Mix the buttermilk and egg together in a separate bowl until combined. Soak the chicken in the buttermilk mixture at room temperature, 20-30 minutes.

- Remove chicken from the buttermilk, allowing excess to drip off. Dip the chicken pieces in the herb-spice-flour mixture to coat all sides, shaking off excess. Allow to sit on a rack over a baking sheet, 20 minutes.

- Meanwhile, heat about 3 inches of the oil in a large Dutch oven (or similar heavy pot with high sides) over medium-high heat to 350F degrees. Use a deep-frying thermometer to check the temperature. When temperature is reached, lower the heat to medium to maintain it at 350F. Fry 3 or 4 pieces at a time, being careful not to crowd the pot. Fry until medium golden brown, turning once, which should take 15-18 minutes. Transfer chicken pieces to a baking sheet covered with paper towels. Repeat with remaining chicken.

by Megan Z posted Aug 25 2016 10:28AM

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by Megan Z posted Aug 25 2016 9:43AM

This little guy wanted to make sure the officers near his place had lunch one day and how it was paid for will melt your heart. Read more on the story HERE!

5-year-old boy buys lunch for police officers with allowance


by Builder posted Aug 25 2016 8:00AM


How do you know if your child is ready to stay home alone?

Age is a factor for sure. I don't think that any 5 year old ("mature for their age" or not) would be okay to be left alone. But age isn't the only thing to consider. Every child is so different. One of my kids will never be able to stay home alone and yet another who is young is the most responsible of the three.
Here are some other things to consider –

  • How long will you be gone for?
  • Does your child follow directions? Will they go by the rules while you are away?
  • Are there other kids left home too? How many and how old?
  • How safe is your neighborhood?
  • Would your child feel safe staying alone?

Information to go over with your child before they stay home alone:

  • The basic rules.
    What they can and cannot do. Be specific so there is nothing left unsaid.
  • How to lock/unlock the doors and windows.
    Do a test run of this to make sure they know how to use all of the locks. Talk about safety and the importance of not answering the phone and door unless it is you.
  • Emergency Information.
    You can read all about safety and emergency evacuation plans and more here.
    You can also download a printable babysitter sheet that has important information on it to post at home all the time.
  • Rules about the neighborhood and friends.
    Can he or she go outside at all? More important spell-it-all-out topic.
  • Kitchen rules.
    As a general rule, young kids shouldn't be turning on the oven or stove without adult supervision. But as they get older, they should be able to be in the kitchen. Read more about kids cooking camp and some guidelines for they should/shouldn't do by age.
  • Let him/her ask any questions or address concerns.
    You don't want to give them too much information to scare them, but you do need to have an open conversation to make sure they are comfortable to be left alone. This goes back to – is he or she ready? Some kids at 10 years old are begging to stay home, others never ever want to be left alone.

Note: The chart below has suggested guidelines. I gathered the bulk of my information from this post: When can you leave a child home alone?
Age restrictions with sources were found here. I have asked police officer friends for what is legal in California. Consult your state/county/city as some of it is more specific than just the state.

Guidelines for Leaving Kids Home Alone with Printable via Thirty Handmade Days
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by Megan Z posted Aug 24 2016 8:24AM

This could be the perfect gift for the music lover in your life, especially if they were around when cassette's were the thing. Check out this unique coffee table and all the cool features it has.

Introducing a Cassette-Shaped Table for Old School Music Fans


by Megan Z posted Aug 19 2016 9:58AM


Students heading into their first year of college this year are mostly 18 and were born in 1998.

Among those who have never been alive in their lifetime are Frank Sinatra, Phil Hartman, Matthew Shepard, Sonny Bono, and Flo-Jo.

View the "Introduction to the Mindset List" slideshow for the class of 2020

Since they arrived on this planet….

  1. There has always been a digital swap meet called eBay.

  2. Grandpa has always been able to reach for the Celebrex.

  3. They never heard Harry Caray try to sing during the seventh inning at Wrigley Field.

  4. There have always been Cadillac Escalades, but they just don't seem to be all that into cars.

  5. West Nile has always been a virus found in the U.S.

  6. Vladimir Putin has always been calling the shots at the Kremlin.

  7. The Sandy Hook tragedy is their Columbine.

  8. Cloning has always been a mundane laboratory procedure.

  9. Elian Gonzalez, who would like to visit the U.S. again someday, has always been back in Cuba.

  10. The United States has always been at war.

  11. Euros have always been the coin of the realm...well, at least part of the realm.

  12. Serena Williams has always been winning Grand Slam singles titles.

  13. SpongeBob SquarePants has always lived at Bikini Bottom.

  14. The Ali/Frazier boxing match for their generation was between the daughters of Muhammad and Joe.

  15. They have never had to watch or listen to programs at a scheduled time.

  16. James P. Hoffa has always been president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  17. Surprise: There has always been sex in the city.

  18. John Hinckley has always been able to get out of the hospital to go for a walk.

  19. Each year they've been alive the U.S. population has grown by more than one million Latinos.

  20. TV ads for casinos have always been permitted to mention that there is actually gambling going on in there.

  21. Vaccines have always been erroneously linked to autism.

  22. Laws against on-the-job harassment have always applied to parties of the same sex.

  23. Even as the national mood gets glummer, there has always been an annual prize for the most humorous American.

  24. Catholics and Lutherans have always been in agreement on how to get to heaven.

  25. To greet them with some cheery news, when they were born, India and Pakistan became nuclear powers.

  26. If you want to reach them, you'd better send a text—emails are oft ignored.

  27. They disagree with their parents as to which was the "first" Star Wars episode.

  28. "Nanny cams" have always been available to check up on the babysitter.

  29. NFL coaches have always had the opportunity to throw a red flag and question the ref.

  30. Bada Bing – Tony and Carmela Soprano and the gang have always been part of American culture.

  31. They have no memory of Bob Dole promoting Viagra.

  32. Books have always been read to you on

  33. Citizens have always been able to register to vote when they get their driver's license.

  34. Bluetooth has always been keeping us wireless and synchronized.

  35. X-rays have always been digital allowing them to be read immediately.

  36. Exxon and Mobil have been one company—and it doesn't own any gas stations.

  37. They have always eaten irradiated food.

  38. A Bush and a Clinton have always been campaigning for something big.

  39. Physicians have always had unions.

  40. Some have always questioned the sexual orientation of certain Teletubbies.

  41. Snowboarding has always been an Olympic sport.

  42. Students have always questioned where and by whom their sweatshirts are made.

  43. While chads were hanging in Florida, they were potty training in all 50 states.

  44. Presidents have always been denied line item veto power.

  45. Nigeria has always been a constitutional republic with a civilian government.

  46. The once-feared Thalidomide has always been recognized as a cancer fighting drug.

  47. DreamWorks has always been making animated creatures heroic and loveable.

  48. Deceased men have always been able to procreate.

  49. John Elway and Wayne Gretzky have always been retired.

  50. They have never seen billboard ads for cigarettes.

  51. The New York Stock Exchange has never reported its ups and downs in fractions.

  52. Airline tickets have always been purchased online.

  53. There have always been iMacs on desks.

  54. Instant, tray-less ice cubes have never been a novelty.

  55. Robots have always been surgical partners in the O.R.

  56. Peregrine falcons have never been on the endangered species list.

  57. Outstanding women basketball players have always had their own Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn.

  58. Newt who?

  59. War films have always shown horrific battle scenes inspired by Saving Private Ryan.

  60. Michael J. Fox has always spoken publicly about having Parkinson's disease.

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by Megan Z posted Aug 17 2016 9:19AM

I had no idea that there was another medal that could be won at the Olympics, but from the sounds of it, it's not easy to obtain. For good reason, however. Read about this amazing medal awarded to very few.

The Fourth Type of Olympic Medal and 5 People Who Have Won It


by Builder posted Aug 15 2016 1:09PM

First editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone may be worth thousands of dollars thanks to a typo that exists in 500 hardback copies of the book.

The error lies within a passage on page 53 in which "1 wand" is repeated twice in a list of supplies first-year wizards are expected to bring with them to Hogwarts. One book that includes the misprint is even expected to bring in more than $33,000 when it is sold at London's Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts in November.

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Location : London
by Megan Z posted Aug 15 2016 10:16AM

Today is the day you should be celebrating in the best way possible, by doing something for you. Here are some great way to do just that!

15 Brilliant Ways to Treat Yourself (In Honor of World Relaxation Day)


by Builder posted Aug 3 2016 8:15AM
Uber Driver Reunites Wallet Containing Life Savings with Newly Emigrated Man

Not every person could walk away from $3,000, but this Ukrainian emigrant is lucky enough that his Uber driver was the kind of man who would.
Jose Figueroa picked up a passenger from O'Hare International Airport who had just sold his business and emigrated from Ukraine.

Once Jose dropped off the man at his destination in Chicago, Illinois, he noticed that the Ukrainian had left his wallet – with all $3,000 of his life savings inside – in the backseat of the car.

Even though the temptation was strong, he knew he had to do the right thing.

Jose returned to the house with the wallet and money where the man's sister saw his arrival and burst into tears.

The grateful siblings urged the driver to join them for dinner and take $100 as a reward for his good deed.
by Builder posted Aug 3 2016 6:28AM
THIS happened on America's Got Talent! Do you think was real...or a set up??

by Builder posted

Jason Aldean -- ENGAGED to Brittany Kerr

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