February 8, 2016

DANGER! Outlet Overload

Every year, U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated 25,900 home electrical fires. These fires cause an estimated 280 deaths, 1,125 injuries and $1.1 billion in property loss. Thirty-nine percent of home electrical fires involve outlets and … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Pets, Energy Budget Comfortable!

Pet owners often assume their indoor pets want the same level of cooling and heating as the rest of the family. However, most dogs and cats can be comfortable with a wider range of temperatures. Those with unique pets, like birds or lizards, may need to … [Read more...]

Keeping Soil Healthy: Gypsum’s Role In Agriculture And Electricity

We can grow more food, but we can’t grow more land. So, how do we protect our planet and get the most out of every acre? It starts with healthy soil. Soil is everything to a farmer. It houses the nutrients, minerals and water for crops to grow. Essential … [Read more...]

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

¼ c. unsalted butter, softened ¾ c. smooth or crunchy natural almond butter 2 lg. eggs ¾ c. packed light brown sugar 1 t. vanilla extract ¾ c. quinoa flour (see tip below*) 1 t. baking powder ¼ t. salt 1 c. semisweet chocolate chips Preheat oven … [Read more...]

Chocolate Devil’s Food Cupcakes

1 c. boiling water 1 c. gluten-free unsweetened cocoa powder 1 c. brown rice flour ½ c. sweet sorghum flour ½ c. potato flour 2 t. baking soda 1 t. guar gum t. salt 2 c. granulated sugar 8 T. (1 stick) salted butter, at room temp 2 eggs, at … [Read more...]

Suitcases Packed With Purpose

The recent Partners for Power team reached their goal to build an electric line extension in Guatemala that changed the lives of about 54 families in the small community of Buena Vista. But our team’s work did not end there. The 10-person team distributed … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Black Bean Chili

½ c. chopped onion  ½ c. canned diced tomatoes, undrained ½ c. chopped yellow or green pepper  1 t. chili powder 1 t. minced garlic  ½ t. dried parsley 1 c. chicken broth  ½ t. cumin 1 c. black beans  ¼ t. dried oregano 1 c. canned pumpkin  … [Read more...]

White Chicken Chili

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 T. olive oil + extra for drizzling on chicken 2 lg. onions, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 c. chicken broth 1 c. dry white wine 2 cans Navy or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed ½ c. lime juice 1 small can … [Read more...]

Saving Energy In The Kitchen

Most of us spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Whether you are considering replacing an appliance or simply looking for ways to be more efficient, here are some tips to help you save energy—and money. Most people don’t think about their refrigerator … [Read more...]

The Quilt Lady

Eleanor Howard’s story began when she was eight years old and asked her mother how to quilt. As a team, they pieced together Eleanor’s first quilt and 87 years later, she still has it. “I’ve used that quilt on all my children’s beds. I pert near wore it … [Read more...]