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No such thing as leftover chili


August 20, 2011

Information on a new die cutting machine, making positive changes in our lives and selecting unfinished furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Sandy McCauley represents Accugraphic Sales Inc., and they make a machine called a Klic-N-Kut. She will demonstrate how the machine can cut vinyl for cars, wall decor, glass etching, faux glass etching and T-shirt applications. She lives in Tempe, Ariz.

Author and speaker Ruthie Dearing has written a book titled “On Being Memorable: Nine Keys for Exceptional Change,” and she will explain what she means by being memorable. She will talk about using the STAR approach and will explain the ways we can all make positive changes in our lives. Dearing is from Albuquerque.

Bruce Johnson is going to give some valuable tips regarding selecting unfinished furniture. Then he’ll show how to finish this type of furniture, which is very affordable. Johnson is the spokesperson for Minwax, and he’ll even show how easy it is to assemble unfinished furniture. Minwax is headquartered in Upper Saddle River, N.J.

Information on new product development, peanuts and salad recipes, and chili recipes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Author Barry Feig will talk about new product development and explain why some products make it and others fail. His company is Center for Product Success, and he’s from Santa Fe.

Gayle Stephenson of the Texas Peanut Producers Board in Lubbock, Texas, will demonstrate some super salad recipes featuring nutritious, delicious peanuts. She’ll also talk about serving sizes as well as texture and flavor.

Everyone has his or her favorite chili recipe, and Roxanne Wyss, home economist with Williams Foods Inc., says there is no such thing as a “leftover” when chili is on the menu. Wyss is from Lenexa, Kan.


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