Software Update Complete
We have finished our computer upgrade in the office and we are now free of the PC. The office spent the week training with Tops Xtreme and we are all very excited about what this will do for our office.
The upgrade will allow to go completely paperless at some point next year, which is not only convenient but also is better for the environment. We will be housing all records (including x-rays and photographs but excluding study models) within our new practice management software.
Over the next couple of months we will be rolling out a number of new services for our patients so as to make the logistics of treatment is simple and easy as possible. Some of these features include text messaging reminders for appointments and online access to your financial account.
The next few weeks may be a litle bit challenging as we strive to work out the bugs but we are certain that this will enable us to better serve our patients.
We have started our recipe contest* (finally). Submit your favorite recipes and be submitted into a drawing for a an iPod Shuffle at the end of the year. Submit as many times as you would like in order to increase your chances at winning. Each month several recipes will be featured on our website. If your recipe is featured you will receive two entries for the drawing. Submission is easy, all you need to do is email your recipe to:
Pictures would be greatly appreciated. They certainly look better on the website. Good Luck!
*contest only open to patients and their families
Dina’s Peanut Butter Cookies
The following is the recipe to Dina’s Delightful Peanut Butter Cookies:
- 3/4 Cup Sugar/Light Brown Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 1 1/2 Stick of Soft Butter
- 1 3/4 Cup Flour
- Place cookie dough on cookie sheet
- Bake @ 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes
Patty Yedinak’s Cranberry Orange Cheese Dip
- 1 Round (8oz.) container of cream cheese with pineapple (or regular or light cream cheese)
- 1.5 cups Swiss Cheese
- 0.5 cups dried cranberries
- 1 T. orange rind (or a splash of orange juice)
- 2 T. Dry Sherry (or a splash of wine)
- Mix togetehr with mixer
- Bake at 375 degrees for 14-16 minutues
- Serve with apples, pears, or crackers
Diffuculty: Easy Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cherie’s “To Die For” Spinach and Bacon Quiche
The following is the recipe for Cherie’s “To Die For,” Spinach & Bacon Quiche!!
- 6 Large eggs beaten
- 1.5 cups heavy cream
- Salt & Pepper
- 2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach
- 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1.5 cups shredded Swiss cheese
- 1 (9-in.) refrigerated pie crust, fitted to a 9-inch glass pile plate
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper in a food processor or blender.
- Layer the spinach, bacon, and cheese in the bottom of the pie crust then pour the egg mixture on top.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes until the egg mixture is set
- Cut into 8 wedges
Diffuculty: Easy Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Yield: 8 Servings
Dr. Humphries Places 3rd in the Hal Rostoff 2-Man Outrigger Race
Every year the Newport Beach Aquatic Center hosts the Hal Rosoff Memorial Canoe-Kayak-Outrigger race. Dr. Humphries and a friend, Scott Plamondon, entered the short course OC-2 (two man outrigger canoe) race this past Saturday. This being their first race, both were quite pleased with their third place finish. Both are looking forward to the upcoming OC-6 season where they plan to race in the novice division for IMUA Outrigger Canoe Club..
Our Office Recipe Page is Up!!!
Well, the website is almost finished! We are now ready to begin our monthly Recipe page on our website. We will be posting recipes from our staff the first of each month. To submit your recipe you can:
- Email the recipe to our office or
- Drop your recipe off during your next appointment
There are several ways to navigate to the Recipe page. The easiest is by clicking here. You can also navigate to the page from the main site by hovering over the extras tab and then clicking on Recipes. That will take you directly to the page. You can also access the page by selecting recipes from the categories portion of any page in the blog site.
We really hope that our patients feel compelled to get involved and enjoy the fun of sharing your best dishes! We look forward to trying your recipes.
Markdown Plugin Test
This is a quick test to make sure that markdown is properly functioning. There is no easier way to compose than markdown! Here is an unordered list from markdown:
Seems to working fine.
Up and Running!
The Blog is Live. The layout may change over the upcoming months but this is the general feel. Now it is time to finish the real site. It is going well but will likely be a few more weeks! Please feel free to leave your comments and/or feedback.