In recent years, the air fryer has taken the cooking world by storm. For anyone who loves gadgets that truly do serve a purpose, it’s a slam dunk. That’s because this miniature convection oven cooks foods by circulating hot air around them. The end result is the crisp juiciness of frying without the excess oil. Even better, what little grease there is flows down into a collection basket for easy disposal.

For the best air fryer steak, cover your meat with salt a day or two before you plan to cook it. Refrigerate, and turn it every 12 hours or so. The salt will be absorbed into the meat, tenderizing it and bringing out the flavor. When the time comes to prepare your steak, set your air fryer to 400 degrees. Brush the steak with butter to prevent the surface from drying out. Cooking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your steak and whether you like it rare, medium or well-done. Be careful not to cram too many steaks into your fryer basket at one time as this will result in poor appearance and doneness. Be warned that with an air fryer, you will not achieve the grill marks and caramelization that would occur if you were preparing the meat in a cast-iron skillet. Furthermore, cooking for a crowd will require making several batches.

That being said, a lean piece of steak is high in protein and is perfect for several types of lifestyles, including low carb and paleo. Air-fried steaks come out deliciously tender and juicy. Combine your meat with a fresh green salad, a baked potato and some steamed veggies, and you have all the makings of a delicious dinner.
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In 1964, New York City hosted the World’s Fair. This celebration of global diversity gave the nations that participated an opportunity to share their unique culture with those who attended. The delegation from Spain brought their fruity wine drink known as Sangria, and American parties haven’t been the same since.

Europeans had been familiar with this red wine punch for centuries. It is made by using Bordeaux wine from France, a combination of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot grapes. Today’s punches generally contain a mixture of wine, fruit juices, soda water, pieces of whole fruit and sometimes brandy. For best results, you should chill your holiday sangria overnight. When it comes time to serve it, add ice and garnish with fresh fruit. If possible, use a pitcher with a pinched spout to prevent the sliced fruit from making a big splash into your guests’ glasses.

No matter what you plan to serve at your next gathering, sangria can be an excellent accompaniment. For summer fun, you can add warm weather fruits such as peaches, strawberries or blueberries. If the snow is flying, pears, plums and apples can furnish their own unique flavors. Whatever the time of year, you can tailor this punch to your tastes or to whatever fruits you have on hand. Just remember to keep it cold, and use a relatively high-quality red wine that is low in tannins. These naturally occurring compounds found in the skins, stems and seeds of grapes can add a bitter or astringent taste to your punch, and they do not chill well.

Only a few decades have passed since sangria was introduced in the United States. Nevertheless, party-goers throughout the country have embraced it and made it their own. Why not serve a delicious, fruity pitcher at your next gathering?

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IMusic is an important part of any wedding ceremony. Most couples will have a special song that reminds them when they have experienced their first kiss or another special moment in the relationship. Music has a powerful connection that connects us with events and creates emotions and feelings. When it comes to organizing the music for your wedding, it will be that you want to do well, as it plays an important role in the overall result and theme of your wedding.

There are many possibilities for music when it comes to a wedding. You can have a wedding DJ or even the possibility of playing live music from a live band. Some Scottish weddings have ceilidhs and Scottish country dancing with traditional Scottish music. If you have a tight budget, preparing for a CD or iPod with all your favourite songs is a good idea to save money. The type of music you have at your wedding depends largely on your personal preferences, the type of wedding you have and the age of your guests. Music for a wedding is an important ingredient and will live long in the memory of your guests if you do well.

live bands

Live music is usually played for two or three hours at a wedding, with music divided into groups to relax the players and singers in between. There is no substitute for live music, as it connects better than anything else with the audience and more people go to the dance floor and stay there. Also, remember that it can take up to an hour for a live band to build their stage and instruments. If you have a video of your wedding, it is even better to have a live band, because it will look good on a DVD and the music will be perfect for an introduction at the beginning.

Wedding DJ

It is important to know in advance what music the DJ has, so do not be disappointed. Creating a list of all the songs you want to listen to is a good idea for the DJ to try to find the favourites he does not have yet.

Dancing music of the Scottish country

If you have a traditional wedding, you probably want to have some music and dance in the field. Having a live wedding dj Austin Tx is a great way to create a truly unique and authentic atmosphere at your wedding that will be remembered for years to come.… Read the rest

You are lucky if you get involved in an accident and walk away safely. However, no matter how safe you may think you are, there may be some internal injuries and your car may need some repairs.

In such cases, it’s foolish walking away without taking any photographs or getting witness information. These are the most important information your car accident lawyer in LA will need to help fight your case for you, and claim the required compensation for your entire medical and repair bills.

1. Call the police

So it’s not walking away you have to do, but remain calm and call the police immediately, especially if someone’s hurt. If possible, move your vehicle out of traffic and switch on the hazard lights.
 

2. Snap pictures

Take pictures of all involved vehicles, the collision spot and anything relevant that will help with your claim. Don’t forget to collect information from involved parties like phone number, name, address, license plate and their license and insurance information.

3. Collect vital information

Also collect witness information like their names, phone numbers, and addresses. Speak to them if possible and be clear about the accident details, especially about who is at fault. Once all the information is gathered, you need to focus on securing your vehicle and get an estimation for repair costs. Don’t forget to remove anything valuable from the care before leaving it for an inspection.

4. Visit a medical professional

No matter how minor your injury may be, immediately visit a medical professional as there may be some internal injury which only worsens with time. Keep a copy of all medical documents as they are important later on and take pictures of any injuries you or your passengers had sustained in the accident.
 
5. Contact your accident lawyer 

You’ll also have to call your car accident lawyer for your legal representation. Wendy williams lawyer says,”Though you may think you can manage things on your own, there’s always the risk of the other party trying to convince you to get into a quick settlement or your insurance company trying to settle matters by paying minimal compensation. Your lawyer knows the laws and how to handle the case and will fight your case to your benefit”.

6. Contact your insurance company
Once all this is taken care of, it’s time to file an accident report and collect it when ready. This is when you contact your insurance company and provide all the accident details to file a claim. And of course, if you are injured or can’t work for some time, you have to inform your employer about your situation says,patrick kennedy lawyer. Your lawyer will also try to recover your lost wages if you can’t work because of the accident.
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Resolution of a debt to the IRS can be accomplished by different methods; the obvious one is full payment. If one cannot full pay or believes the debt is bogus, other means are available. Installment Agreements may be negotiated. Abatements are possible if reasonable cause can be established. Filing corrected returns may be an option. Jerry, Hillhurst Tax Group, clarifies,  “The Offer-in-Compromise, which is typically preferred, is available if one qualifies. However, if you cannot pay or qualify for another similar program; the temporary hardship or “Currently Not Collectable” (CNC) may be an intermediate resolution. It is likely not a “final” resolution. This along with several other steps will take a huge burden off of you and offer you peace of mind.”

If you owe the IRS a large sum of money but do not have the ability to make payments on the debt right now, you might qualify for a hardship. The CNC program is not new, but qualification for it is very tough. Getting your account placed in hardship is not guaranteed to be permanent. In fact, it likely will only last 18-24 months. However, it might give you time to get back on your feet so that you can make payments later. In rare cases, a hardship may remain until the taxes expire, but don’t count on it!

In order to qualify for suspension of collection activity on your account by IRS, you must have at least the last 6 years tax returns filed. You must also be in current tax compliance. This means that you must have correct tax withholding at your job or be making proper Estimated Tax Payments if self-employed. In addition, you must be able to prove that your necessary living expenses meet or exceed your current income. Furthermore, you must not have any substantial “liquid assets.” Liquid assets are things like bank accounts with large cash balances, money market funds, stocks, CDs, or un-borrowed funds in cash value in life insurance etc.

You will be required to provide 3-6 months documentation on proof of income and expenses (bills). If you have medical expenses, get proof of them as well. You may be required to provide car note information as well as rent or mortgage proof. Cable TV, cell phone, country club or health club dues, and credit cards will not be factored in when calculating your qualifications for CNC. These items are considered unnecessary by IRS. Under the law, IRS is a senior creditor to most debts.

If your account is placed in a hardship CNC, you still owe the taxes, they continue to accrue interest, refunds will be kept, and a Federal Tax Lien may be filed. You will not be required to make individual payments while the case is in CNC. No bank levy or wage levy will occur while in CNC. However, unless the Statute of Limitations blows, the tax will go back to IRS Collections at some point.

Should your IRS debt exceed $25,000, please get professional help. A good CPA, Enrolled Agent or Tax Attorney can help you deal with IRS. The fees you pay will be well spent if you hire a competent and experienced professional. If you cannot afford professional help, the IRS has free help in the form of the Appeals Office and the Taxpayer Advocate Service. If you feel that you are not being treated fairly, you can file an administrative appeal or a Form 911 with the Advocate.Read the rest

The law becomes involved when it is time to decide if a conservator is a necessary measure. A conservator is a person appointed by court to make healthcare and financial decisions for another person when he or she is unable to make them on his or her own due to an illness, injury or disability. This process can get a little more complicated than appointing a guardian, whom is only responsible for healthcare and other decisions not involving finances. All of these decisions are based off of the medical condition(s) of the person needing help.

 

Erin with Stone & Sallus Law emphasizes, “In most cases seeking a conservator, the medical condition of an individual is commonly a serious, biological brain disorder.” Examples of these illnesses would be manic/clinical depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, dementia or Alzheimer’s. The individual must be deemed unable to make these decisions for him or her self due to mental state. The process begins with taking the individual to a psychiatrist to decipher whether or not they are gravely disabled. If the individual refuses to test, there are ways to set up an involuntary exam to get them the help they need. Once the conclusion is reached that a conservator may be a necessity, it is passed on to court. 

 

Erin adds, “The court’s first choice for a conservator would be an immediate family member. However, if the individual needing help doesn’t have immediate family willing or available to serve, a friend or specially trained attorney can be appointed. During the trial, anyone may object the person potentially being appointed for the conservatorship in general. Whomever is aiming to be appointed has the right to an attorney- if they choose to have one, will be asked questions by him or her in front of the judge.” If an attorney is not hired, they can simply explain why they feel they are qualified to be conservator.

 

If it is decided upon that the individual is incapacitated and the person willing to be conservator is appointed, the appointee is usually required to post a bond. This bond is to protect the ill individual’s asset’s from being mishandled. Once it is said and done, the conservator will keep the job until the individual dies, doesn’t need him or her anymore, or cannot handle the responsibility- in which case a different conservator will have to be appointed.

 

To summarize , if an individual’s medical condition prohibits them from making financial decisions on their own, it may be time to look into a conservatorship. It can be a lengthy process, but every case is different and can lead to getting the individual the proper help.Read the rest