Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bladder Infection Home Remedy & a Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake recipe

Good Morning! Here are a few tips for dealing with those nasty bladder infections. I usually just pop a few Azo's and wait for the sucker to clear up. I know, Iknow, nothing will take care of them like a prescription from the doctor. But I see my doctor so much...he may be starting to think we are in some kind of a "relationship" or something. lol

Bladder Infection

Take a bag of fresh or frozen cranberries and boil them in water (they will fall apart). Cool and drink. Don't add sugar! This remedy is also useful for people with kidney problems.

One teaspoon of olive oil and one teaspoon of garlic juice mixed in a glass of warm water. Drink three times a day, before meals. A teaspoon of pure garlic juice is effective in killing off the bacteria responsible for many bladder infections. This treatment can be repeated as often as needed.

Avoid alcohol, caffeinated and carbonated drinks, and spicy foods. They can worsen symptoms. Avoid sexual intercourse while you are having symptoms. Refrain from taking bubble baths or using bath oils while having symptoms.

I also came across this yummy sounding recipe in my Pillsbury newsletter. Mmmm, it just sounds too delicious not to share with ya'll.

Choco-Cherry Cheesecake
Bars Simple chocolate-topped bars have a creamy filling and tender cookie crust.

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® Create 'n Bake® refrigerated sugar cookies
1 egg, separated
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 drops red food color
1 jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, finely chopped, drained on paper towels
1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup whipping cream

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, break up cookie dough. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat 1 egg white until frothy. Brush egg white over crust. Bake 3 minutes longer or until egg white is set.
3. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add egg yolk, 2 eggs, the condensed milk, almond extract and food color; beat until well blended. Stir in chopped cherries.
4. Pour cherry mixture evenly over crust. Bake 16 to 20 minutes longer or until set. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, heat chocolate chips and butter over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Cool 20 minutes.
6. Stir whipping cream into chocolate mixture until well blended. Spread over cooled bars. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.
Store in refrigerator.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

Mmmm, Chocolate & Cherries & Cheesecake! Three of my favorites all in one fairly simple recipe. Well, I guess the family knows one of the new recipes I will trying out on them this holiday season. Hm, I bet I could even make the crust ahead of time and freeze that and pull it out the day I'm ready to make it.
I'm always looking for ways to do a wee bit of the work before we have a get-together. Then I can finish making it the day before or the day of and still have fresh baked food without a ton of baking while I'm also trying to clean up and get ready for the party, or whatever event.

I am a wee bit curious, what are all you former AOhelLer's doing with your journals? Did ya get it all transferred? I got mine transferred last night, but now I'm not sure if I want to go back and work with that or stay with this new little blog I've got going on. I may just keep the old one up so I can go through it and find some stories about Rylie to add to her scrapbook.
I just don't know. I really kind of like this new little spot "Fryin' Up The Bacon". Anyone have an opinion? Feel free to share it with me.
Have a wonderful day,
Jill Marie

I almost forgot! I kept a stats counter on my other journal and these are some of the interesting places I got hits from in the last month on my "This Simple Housewife's Contribution to the World" journal.

Num Perc. Country Name
368 88.89% United States
13 3.14% Unknown
11 2.66% United Kingdom
4 0.97% Canada
3 0.72% Australia
2 0.48% India
2 0.48% Philippines
2 0.48% Singapore
2 0.48% Sweden
2 0.48% Malta
1 0.24% Germany
1 0.24% Colombia
1 0.24% Mauritius
1 0.24% China
1 0.24% Jamaica

Please login if you've just happend to stumble across my blog and say "hi". I'd love to hear from you, find out how you found me and if you found any information you will be able to use. Thanks!


Sugar said...

just love all your recipes & tips. :)
have a good wkend.

Indigo said...

I definitely will be trying out that recipe hon. I've been nominated to have the family Christmas get together in my house...(very small house at that). You can also drink straight up Cranberry juice, with low sugar to help with the bladder problems. (Hugs)Indigo

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