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How to bake the best chocolate chip cookies

  » Food & Drink


Best chocolate chip cookie recipe - use real vanilla extract. "Madagascar-bourbon" is the superior variety, with a deeper, smoother taste and more fragrance. "Imitation vanilla" is made from wood, not vanilla beans, and has a harsher, chemical taste.

Tip Credibility: 33


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-24 09:03:28 am    

How to bake the best chocolate chip cookies

  » Food & Drink


Best chocolate chip cookie recipe - Use a good quality brand of unsalted butter, not cheap shortening or butter flavored vegetable shortening. You will notice a big difference in both the flavor and in the texture or "mouthfeel".

Tip Credibility: 52


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-20 08:08:54 pm    

How to bake the best chocolate chip cookies

  » Food & Drink


Best chocolate chip cookie recipe - professional bakers use a secret ingredient to give the top of their cookies that cracked appearance. It's cream of tartar. Doesn't affect the flavor, but makes cookies look more appetizing.

Tip Credibility: 31


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-17 06:02:48 pm    

How to bake the best chocolate chip cookies

  » Food & Drink


Best chocolate chip cookie recipe - substitute a gourmet chocolate bar, broken up into pieces, for your usual chocolate chips. Dark chocolate works best, around 50-60% cocoa solids. Yummy!

Tip Credibility: 28


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-15 02:05:54 pm    

How To Raise Chickens For Meat

  » Home & Garden


Add a vitamin supplement to the drinking water, especially in the early weeks. It's specially formulated for poultry, all natural, no antibiotics or hormones. This reduces losses and helps you raise healthier chickens, which of course produce more meat.

Tip Credibility: 30


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-10 11:59:46 pm    

How to overcome hangovers

  » Health


Hangover misery is mostly from effects of severe dehydration. Drink as much water as you can stand before going to bed, and when you wake up. Makes a real difference. Glad I don't need to know this any more! A better tip would be: Don't drink so much.

Tip Credibility: 31


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-10 11:49:57 pm    

How can I protect important items and papers?

  » Business & Finance


Fireproof safes shaped like bulky briefcases start at about $30 - $40 at the office stores. Choose one that accommodates file folders: many don't. A modest expense compared to losing it all in a fire. Secure to something immovable to deter thieves too.

Tip Credibility: 27


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-10 11:44:21 pm    

How can I protect important items and papers?

  » Business & Finance


Rent a safe deposit box at your local bank. Can't get much safer than that. Cost starts around $20/year for a small box (around 6x3x24") for discs etc. It's usually a deductible expense, and well worth getting a larger one for irreplaceable documents.

Tip Credibility: 27


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-10 11:34:15 pm    

The Best Phrases to Use When Starting a Tip Sheet

  » Education & Reference


Be sure to include researched, targeted keywords - that's the key to attracting search traffic and generating ad clicks.

Tip Credibility: 23


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-10 11:18:13 am    

How To Raise Chickens For Meat

  » Home & Garden


Give your chickens plenty of fresh water. You may be surprised just how much your birds will drink in the second month. I use two 8 gallon vacuum waterers for 30-50 birds and clean daily. Easy access to clean water means better appetite and more meat.

Tip Credibility: 53


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-08 08:32:01 pm    

How To Raise Chickens For Meat

  » Home & Garden


Make sure you give your chickens plenty of natural daylight. Your birds will grow much better in an open, airy environment where they can see the sunlight. Chickens grown for meat will produce a smaller yield when raised in shady, close conditions.

Tip Credibility: 53


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-08 07:35:36 pm    

How To Raise Chickens For Meat

  » Home & Garden


Large capacity feeders are essential to minimize your work and keep your chickens well fed. Look for feeders with a wide tray. This encourages the birds to eat more. A narrow tray will restrict feed intake and cause a lower yield of meat.

Tip Credibility: 53


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-08 05:53:46 pm    

How To Raise Chickens For Meat

  » Home & Garden


Be aware that a pen full of fast growing chickens is a magnet for many predators, from rats and raccoons to foxes and coyotes. It is essential to build very tight fences, and a good idea to make sure the birds cannot settle against the fence at night.

Tip Credibility: 20


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-06 11:45:03 pm    

How To Raise Chickens For Meat

  » Home & Garden


Don't be tempted to raise "dual purpose" breeds for meat (ones that also lay eggs) if your goal is the greatest yield of chicken for your money. "Meat birds" have been selectivley bred to produce far more meat in a very short amount of time.

Tip Credibility: 16


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-06 11:42:27 pm    

How To Raise Chickens For Meat

  » Home & Garden


It takes about 8 weeks to grow chicks out to optimum weight. After that they don't grow much more but continue to eat a lot. Book your slaughter date early so you can process at the right time and avoid wasting money on feed that won't convert to meat.

Tip Credibility: 16


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-06 11:38:10 pm    

How To Raise Chickens For Meat

  » Home & Garden


Grass clipping make great bedding in your bird pen. The birds enjoy eating the grass, and it helps the flavor of the meat. Put down plenty and often as it gets matted quickly. When the birds are gone it makes fabulous compost.

Tip Credibility: 16


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-05 11:32:08 pm    

How To Raise Chickens For Meat

  » Home & Garden


Choose the sex of the birds according to your preference for meat. Females grow smaller, but with proportionally more breast meat. Males grow a lot bigger, but with a greater proportion of bones and more leg meat.

Tip Credibility: 49


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-05 11:28:05 pm    

How To Raise Chickens For Meat

  » Home & Garden


Heavier birds grow extremely quickly and can suffer various problems, such as heat exhaustion, breast blisters and broken legs. Sometimes you can net more meat by raising smaller birds which are less vulnerable to health problems and mortality.

Tip Credibility: 49


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-05 11:26:10 pm    

Raising Chickens

  » Pets


When you order your chicks always request them to be sexed, and get hens. Otherwise you get "straight run" and can end up with a flock of roosters.

Tip Credibility: 49


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-05 11:18:57 pm    

Raising Chickens

  » Pets


For a backyard flock it is fun to raise a variety of breeds so you can enjoy the different plumage and personalities. Sometimes you can save a little money at the farm store by taking leftover birds - they often order extras to account for losses.

Tip Credibility: 49


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-05 11:17:07 pm    

Raising Chickens

  » Pets


If you want to raise chickens for meat as well as eggs, look for "dual purpose" breeds. They are heavier than specialized egg layers. Rhode Island Red is one of the most popular - very productive, hardy, and usually grow to a good size.

Tip Credibility: 49


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-05 11:11:06 pm    

How To Use Tip Drop

  » Games & Recreation


There's a new blog by tipdrop user paid2write that has great content on getting the best out of tipdrop, like a thorough overview for newbies and tips on integrating keywords to maximize adsense. Check it out at http://tipdrop-users-guide.blogspot.com/

Tip Credibility: 18


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-04 08:56:02 pm    

Choosing the Right Chicken House Plans (Part 2)

  » Pets


If you set up an outdoor yard for your hens, make sure to cover it with something sturdy - chicken wire or better, so hawks can't drop in, and racoons can't climb in - they will scale a tall fence no problem.

Tip Credibility: 49


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-02 12:25:24 pm    

How To Use Tip Drop

  » Games & Recreation


Let people know when you voted for their tip - they will most likely reciprocate and boost your credibility too.

Tip Credibility: 50


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-02 11:58:35 am    

Best tips for increasing your productivity

  » Business & Finance


Set aside a block of time every day when you will not accept any interruptions. Switch off the phone, ignore email, let coworkers know you are unavailable, and get stuff done. Stick to it!

Tip Credibility: 48


submitted by The Marketing Guy 2009-09-01 12:05:57 pm    
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