Thursday, February 17, 2011

Define Art

The definition of art is controversial in contemporary philosophy. Whether art can be defined has also been a matter of controversy. The philosophical usefulness of a definition of art has also been debated.

What is the first thing that comes to mind? Do you picture a famous painting, statue, musical or literary work? I think one of the best definitions of the idea of art is that it is something that asks the observer a question. Should this three-letter word be abstract and hard to define? Perhaps, considering the fact that one classic painting, statue, symphony or literary work cannot sum up the meaning of the word or the depth that it implies.

Just a few examples to describe the word Art:

  • the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
  • the products of human creativity
  • the creation of beautiful or significant things
  • a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
  • the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way to affect the senses or emotions.
  • created to have an impact, to change someone else.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Whenever I have out of town guest this is my first go-to recipe that was handed down from my Husbands family. Its super easy to make. I love that it cooks in the oven all day leaving you time to entertain or in my case usually run around the house cleaning up trying to make it look like we live like civilized people before our guest arrive.

The house will have the most incredible aromas that make us pause, breathe deeply, and sigh. Your mouth will water and yes, it taste’s just as good!

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3 to 4 Pound Beef Brisket
2 TBSP Liquid Smoke
1 TSP Garlic Salt
1 TSP Onion Salt
2 TSP Celery Seed
2 TSP Worchestershire
1 TSP Salkt
2 TSP Ground Pepper
1 Cup BBQ Sauce


Place Brisket in a Baking Pan. (like a 9x13 glass casserole dish)
Cover both sides of brisket with:
Liquid smoke
Garlic Salt
Onion Salt
Celery Seed

Refrigerate in Marinade Overnight.
Add Salt and Pepper
Cover with Foil
Bake at 300 for 5 Hours

Add BBQ Sauce
Uncover for one more Hour of Baking
Baste occasionally (I dont think I ever do this - lol)
Serves 4-6

Cut in slices or Shred the brisket for serving and add BBQ if you want more. We usually add a bunch to the shredded version, makes great sandwiches.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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