DEAR MELBA: Need a nice dip recipe for the upcoming holidays? Try this one. Fresh vegetables for dipping, your choice Combine all ingredients except the fresh vegetables. Cover and refrigerate until serving time. Clean and prepare your choice of vegetables for dipping. DEAR MELBA: Someone sent me this, and I thought you might like to share it with your readers. I have no idea who thought it up, but it is interesting. If this little puzzle gets you to think about the Bible, it will have hit its mark.
DEAR MELBA: This might be the Dodson's Cafeteria's Chocolate Icebox Pie recipe Trisha K. requested. It's actually a plain Hershey cocoa filling in a regular piecrust, topped with whipped cream refrigerated until serving. In a medium saucepan, stir together the cocoa, sugar, cornstarch and salt. Over medium heat, gradually blend milk with dry ingredients, stirring constantly until mixture comes to boil. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Mix well and pour into baked piecrust.
IS IT MACARONI SALAD OR BEAN SALAD? DEAR MELBA: Alta Bowerman asked for a macaroni salad recipe. I like this recipe for three-bean Wacky Mac sweet salad. It's a combination of a 3-bean salad and macaroni salad. It's colorful, quick and easy to fix. The only cooking is the macaroni. Prepare macaroni according to package directions, rinse with cool water. In a large mixing bowl, combine macaroni, drained beans and chopped onions. In a small bowl, combine vinegar and salad oil.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".