Mel Francis

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The Ultimate Curry Turkey Necks Recipe.

One thing you’ll quickly notice about the cuisine of the Caribbean is that we ‘doh waste”. This usually means that things like necks, backs, feet.. …

Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti

Easy40 mins<p>This recipe goes out to all of you rad parents with kiddos heading back to school this week. You asked for quick and easy recipes in our …

Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: This dish can be made up to two days ahead. Store the potatoes, meat and sauce separately and reheat before serving. It can all also be frozen, if you prefer. Be sure to thaw everything in the refrigerator before trying to reheat anything, though.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar</b> …

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Combine all ingredients for the rub then mix well; set aside.Rinse butt roast with cold water then pat dry with paper towels. Using your hands, rub …

17 Unexpected Recipes for Summer Grilling

By your 10th barbecue of the summer, you’re over boring steaks and burgers, so why not shake things up at your next gathering with something unexpected? If you’re already a lover of unusual grilled foods, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got more than your basic grilled skewers and summer …

Grilling

5 questions you can ask yourself to help you get rich

Becoming rich doesn't happen overnight. Unless you win the lottery or have a huge inheritance coming, building wealth happens gradually over time.<p>Financially successful people always have a plan for building and maintaining their wealth.<p>No matter if your personal finances and career is a wreck …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template

Writing a business plan doesn't have to be an intimidating task, but it does require foresight, honesty, and plenty of research. Here is an outline and some smart tips to help get you started.<p>Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business …

35 Outstanding Podcast Picks From Entrepreneurs Like You

These favorite podcasts were chosen by the real experts (a.k.a. the entrepreneurs who love to listen).<p>I thought it would be fun to create a list of popular podcasts, but download numbers can be skewed so who's to say what's popular? With that in mind I reached out to my list of peers, clients, and …

10 Best Credit Cards for Bad Credit

<i>By Elyssa Kirkham, Finance Writer</i><p>If your credit score has taken a nosedive, you'll need to start using credit responsibly to rebuild it. This can get tricky, however, since many forms of credit require good credit to qualify to use them. That's where credit cards for bad credit come in; these …

One Simple Phrase That Can Bring You Joy, Peace and Happiness

<i>This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case and there is one short little phrase which played a major role in transforming my life.<p><b>This</b> …

8 Classic Overnight Oats Recipes You Should Try

This post right here has been a LONG time coming. I first wrote about overnight oats waaayyy back in 2011, and my love for them has never wavered. …

How I Started Saving a TON of Money.

I didn’t grow up with best education when it comes to money. I learned how to write a check in the 5th grade and besides that I never learned a …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

A financial planner shares her personal system for managing money

But we also ring up debt because we simply don't understand the flow of our income and expenses, so we can't accurately estimate how much money we have available to spend.<p>I've struggled with this myself. A few years ago, I put in place a "Money Flow" system to help my family track our spending.<p>You …

Personal Finance

The Best Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Even at its worst, classic Italian-American chicken parmesan is pretty darn good. So how do you go about perfecting it? Our recipe has a buttermilk-based brine for maximum juiciness and tenderness. Tons of Parmesan cheese in our breading—along with a small drizzle of buttermilk—improves its flavor …

14 brilliant venture capitalists you need to be listening to right now

The best venture capitalists provide insight and support that can make the difference between a startup failing or succeeding. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, many VCs don't leave that advice-giving at the office, and choose to dispense their thoughts to the masses — on Twitter or on personal …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

Homemade Frappuccino!

Guess what? I have something to tell you! It’s very important. Are you ready? Here goes.<p>Today is National Coffee Day!<p>No really. It is. And while …

5 traits that will win over investors every time, according to a VC

Yet I vividly remember my first investment meeting with Leura Spielman, CEO of interior design company Laurel & Wolf.<p>One of the first things Leura said to me was, "I have been an interior designer for a long time. I know design, but I don't know much about running a startup. If you're going to …

How Much Does a Food Truck Cost?

"It's not uncommon for the day to start around 6 a.m. and finish at midnight."<p>How much does a food truck cost?<p>The short answer: about $50,000 on the low end, at least in California. The long answer: it can cost much, much more to actually get a food truck business off the ground -- depending on who …

Food Trucks

Spanish-Style Cod in Tomato Broth

When stirring the shallot and broth mixtures, be careful not to break up the fish. Look for wild Atlantic cod from Iceland, Maine, or the Arctic to …

Grandma Jean's Potato Salad

10 Genius Exercises You Aren’t Doing

Shrimp Étouffée

Mardi Gras is almost here and if Shrimp Étouffée isn’t on your menu, put it there! It’s a fantastic dish that everyone will rave over!Shrimp Étouffée …

7 financial steps every young professional should take

<i>The following originally appeared in DomaineHome.com</i><p>If you’re a young professional, chances are you’ve started to think about paying off debt, like a …

50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people. Not only do they think differently; they act differently. They draw on personality traits, habits and mind-sets to come up with ideas that straddle the line between insanity and genius. But just …

5 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas With $100

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>There is a misconception that is spread around the media that in order to win big, we need to risk big.<p>That the most successful entrepreneurs, business owners, …