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CATALOGS
Over the decades I've received catalogs from hundreds of different companies selling everything from clothing to fruit to computers.  I really enjoyed looking at all the different products the companies offered, but it got to be almost too much to manage and I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.  So, I got off most of the mailing lists but, for future reference, I kept a list of all those great companies, what they sold and their websites.   If you're looking for that unique item that you saw in a catalog, but tossed the catalog and are kicking yourself, well, kick no more!  Chances are I have a link to that company in my database which I am sharing with you below.  I have provided both a PDF file for easy viewing and the Excel 2007 spreadsheet in case you wish to keep it on your computer and add your favorite catalog(s) to the list.   (Right click on the file to download.)

CATALOG LIST IN EDITABLE EXCEL (.xlsx) FORMAT

CATALOG LIST IN PDF FORMAT



COOKING & RECIPES

Many of you know that I used to do a lot of cooking and baking for St. Elijah Orthodox Christian Church's big annual food festival, was a cook at Nunu's Mediterranean Café and Market and did private catering.  Below are some food websites that I have found to be most helpful and thought you might enjoy, as well.  Also, I will begin posting some of my recipes here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Most of the websites listed below have pages on various social media websites, so be sure to check them out, too.


Cooking & Baking Supplies & Equipment:
270 Smokers

Bob's Red Mill

Chefs Catalog

Cooking.com
King Arthur Flour

McCormick Seasonings (recipes, tips, etc.)

RecTeq Grills

Spice House  (THE place for spices.)

Traeger Grills

Weber Grills

Weber (Grills) Sauces & Seasonings



Cooking/Baking Guides/Tips:

13 brilliant kitchen hacks that most people haven’t heard of. Cooking just got easier

Ghee, Homemade Instant Pot Ghee (clarified Butter) 

Ghee, Homemade Instant Pot Ghee | Clarified Butter

Ghee, How to Make Ghee in the Instant Pot - Homemade Clarified Butter

Ghee, How To Make Ghee clarified butter Instant Pot

Ghee, Instant Pot Ghee - Clarified Butter to the Next Level

Ultimate Baking Resource Guide - Review Lab

​Vegetable Garden Cheat Sheet - The Ultimate Planting Tool



Mainstream Recipes:

AllRecipes.com

America's Test Kitchen (Publisher of Cook's Illustrated & Cook's Country magazines.)

Better Homes & Gardens

Betty Crocker

Bob's Red Mill

Bon Appetit

Camellia Brand  (beans)

Campbell's

Chicken of the Sea

Cooks

Cook's Country

Crock Pot

Epicurious

Food Network

Goya Foods

Johnsonville Sausage

King Arthur Flour

Mezzetta

Pillsbury
Recipes.com

Saveur

Southern Living
Taste of Home



Unique Recipes:

0815BBQ

12 Onions

12 Tomatoes

365 Days of Baking and More
A Lot of Recipes

A Pinch of Salt, A Dash of Sass

A Wicked Whisk

Ahcen Food

Amanda's Cookin'

Amateur Kitchen

An Italian in My Kitchen

Aunt Betty's Recipes

Averie Cooks

Awesome Home Recipes

Bacon, Butter, Cheese & Garlic

Baked By An Introvert

Ballistic BBQ

Barefeet In the Kitchen

Belly Full

Best Blog Recipes

Best of Crock (Best Crockpot and Instant Pot recipes)

Betty's Kitchen

Bewitchin' Kitchen

Beyond Frosting

​Bitter Side of Sweet

Bread, Booze & Bacon

Briefly Buzz

Brown Eyed Baker

​Buon-A-Petitti (Italian Grandma Gina Petitti's YouTube channel)

Buns in My Oven

Butter with a Side of Bread

BuzzFeed Food

Cafe Delites

Call Me PMc

Carlsbad Cravings

Carolyn's Cooking

Cassidy's Craveable Creations

Centsless Deals

Chef Fanatic

Chelsea's Messy Apron

CheeseRank

Cheese Cutters Corner

​Christy Jordan's Southern Plate

Comfortable Food

​Connoisseurus Veg

Cookies & Cups

Cooking Carnival - Easy, Delicious Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes & Global Cuisine

Cooking Panda

Cooking with Carolyn

Cookist

Cool Home Recipes

Cookie Rookie

Cookin' Chicks

Cooking Outdoors

Cooking Panda

Cooking Shooking

Cooking with Barbara

Cooktop Cove

Copykat

Country Cook

Crazy for Crust

Creme de la Crumb

Crock Pot Ladies

Crock Pots & Flip Flops

Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Dash of Sanity

Delicious Recipes Facebook page (aka Yummly Blogspot)

Delish

Diethood

Dinners, Dishes & Desserts

Dinner, Then Dessert

​Dish of Daily Life

Domestic Rebel

​Domestic Superhero

Easy Homestead

Easy Low Carb

Easy Recipes and More

Eating on a Dime

Eazy Peazy Mealz

Everyday Gourmet with Blakely

Fake Ginger

Family Fresh Meals

​​Favorite Family Recipes

Fine Cooking

Flavor the Moments

Foodbeast

Foodgasm Recipes

Foodgawker

FoodieCrush Magazine

Foodies TV

Food Charlatan

Food Faith Fitness

Food Gawker

Food Hussy

Food Porn Facebook page (Forbidden recipes your mother warned you about!)

Food Thoughts of a Chef Wannabe

Foodie Eats

Forkly

From Calculus to Cupcakes

Genius Kitchen

Get In My Belly

Gimme Some Oven

Girl Who Ate Everything

Go Go Go Gourmet

Goodful Facebook Page

Grandbaby Cakes

Grandma's Old Recipes

Grandma's Recipes

Grilled Cheese Academy    (Free downloadable recipe books here)

Grub Street

Gunny Sack

GypsyPlate

Heartbeet Kitchen

Hearty Soul

Heather Christo

Hey Grill, Hey

Homemade Hooplah

Homestead Recipes

House of Yumm

How Sweet It Is

I Am Baker

I Am Homesteader

iFood.tv

I Heart Naptime

I Wash, You Dry

Idea Room

It Is A Keeper

Jo Cooks

Julie's Eats & Treats

Just a Taste

Just Cook Well

Just Eating Real Food

Karen Anne's Kitchen

Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

​KitchMe

KitchN

Lady's Universe

Lauren's Latest

Lazy Slow Cooker

Lemon Tree Dwelling

​Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Life, Love and Sugar

Life Made Sweeter

Lil' Luna

Little Home in the Making

Love Bakes Good Cakes

LoveFoodies

Magical Slow Cooker

Maja's Lebanese Cuisine

Mantitlement

Mashed

MasterCook

Max Recipes

Meaningful Eats

Mediterranean Dish

Melissa's Cuisine

Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen

Midnight Baker

Miss In The Kitchen

Mom on Timeout

MothersBBQ

​Mr Cooking Panda (same as Cooking Panda)

My Baking Addiction

MyFoodi

My Foodies

My Fridge Food

My Incredible Recipes

My Jewish Learning recipes

My Recipe Magic

Natasha's Kitchen

Noble Pig

Noshing with the Nolands

​Nothing Like BBQ

Nourishing Home

Novice Chef

Over the Fire Cooking

Peace, Love and Low Carb

Peas & Peonies

Pinch of Yum

Pizzazzerie Entertain in Style

Plain Chicken

Pressure Luck Cooking

Proper Tasty

Pumpkin 'n Spice

QuickRecipes

Real Housemoms

Rebecca Brand Recipes

Recipe Critic

RecipeGirl

Recipe Guides

​Recipe Patch

Recipe Rebel

Recipe Roost

Recipe Station

Recipes 4 All Days

Recipes For All Day

RecipeTin Eats

Refika's Kitchen - Turkish Cuisine

Reluctant Entertainer

Restless Chipotle

Return to the Kitchen

Rockin Robin Cooks

Ruchi's Kitchen

Sally's Baking Addiction

Sam the Cooking Guy

Scrumpdiddlyumptious Facebook page

Seasoned Sprinkles

Self Proclaimed Foodie

Serious Eats

Seven Plates

Shared Food

She Wears Many Hats

Simple Most

Simple Stacie

Six Sisters' Stuff

​Skinnytaste

Slow Cooker Kitchen

Slow Cooker Living

Slow Roasted Italian

Small Town Woman

Smoky Ribs

​Snackworks

SoFabFood

So Yummy

South Your Mouth

Southern Bite

Southern Kitchen

Southern Lady Cooks

Spaceships and Laser Beams

Spend with Pennies

Spicy Southern Kitchen

Stay at Home Chef

Stove Top Kisses

Suburban Soapbox

Sugar & Soul

Susan Recipes

Sweet Pea's Kitchen

Sweet Peas and Saffron

Tastee Recipe

Tastemade

Taste and Tell

Taste of Lizzy T's

Tasty Facebook page (recipe videos)

Tasty Kitchen

Tasty Recipes

Thirty Handmade Days

​Tidy Mom

Tip Hero (great kitchen & recipe tips, videos!!)

Today Show's Recipes

Twisted Food

Two Peas and Their Pod

Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Kids

Urban Retro Recipes

Valerie's Kitchen

Very Best Baking

Wanna Bite

Weary Chef

White on Rice Couple

Wicked Noodle

Wishes and Dishes

World of Cooking

Yummly

Yummly Easy



Recipe Collections:

4 Bundt Pan Meals That Will Amaze You!

5 Cheese Holiday Macaroni and Cheese

​5 hearty and delicious slow cooker soups

8 Biscuit Recipes for Better Mornings

8 Cook All Day Slow Cooker Recipes

10 Surprising Things You Can Make in an Air Fryer… and 6 You Can't

18 Vintage Recipes From Early America

25 Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes

25 Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Recipes

27 Best Bean Recipes

28 Best Fall Cakes

29 Super Bowl Recipes You Can Make In Your Crockpot

30 Favorite Easter Brunch Ideas

30+ of the Best Keto Recipes

31 Quick and Healthy Veggie Side Dishes in 30 Minutes or Less

​32 Family-Pleasing Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

33 Essential Dip and Dipping Sauce Recipes

34 Chickpea Recipes, How to Cook With Chickpeas

45 Best Christmas Punch and Batch Cocktail Recipes

​​45 Retro Casserole Recipes That Deserve To Be Celebrated

50 delicious slow cooker recipes that will warm you up this winter

50+ Copycat Restaurant Recipes - Best Homemade Restaurant Food Ideas

60+ of the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

65 Recipes Our Readers Share, Pin & Save the Most | Taste of Home

86 Comfort Food Recipes to Curl Up With

Copycat recipes from the most popular fast food restaurants in America
Crazy Delicious Recipes You Have to Try

Crock Pot Labor Day Recipes

Keto-Friendly Instapot Recipes

Top 10 Macaroni and Cheese Recipes We Love



Instant Pot Recipes:

365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking

Best of Crock (Crockpot & Instant Pot Recipes)

Foodie Eats

Keto-Friendly Instapot Recipes

Paint the Kitchen Red

Pressure Luck Cooking

Six Sisters' Stuff

Tried, Tested, and True Instant Pot Cooking

YouTube Instant Pot Group



Home Recipes:

Banana Oatmeal Bread

Biscotti, Real Italian

Blueberry Almond Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Buttermilk (Custard) Pie  (Yes, it's really good!)

Caesar Salad Dressing, Similar to Famous Australian-Theme Steakhouse's brand

Cheesecake, Classic New York-style

Chex Mix, Custom

Chocolate Caramel Toffee Bars

Chocolate Chip/Chunk Cookies (or white chocolate chip & cranberry)

Cream Cheese Pound Cake  [just for you, Cheryl ;-)]

Dr. Bass’ Famous, Heart Healthy Banana-Walnut-Oat Bran Muffins
French Epicurean Peas (peas, ham bacon, cream, mushrooms)

Frosted Cashew Cookies (with revised, simpler frosting instructions)

Fruit Cobbler, Easy

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

Hummus  REVISED!!

Jambalaya Pasta, Vegan (w/Beyond Meat Sausage)

Key Lime Pie, Very Easy

Lemon Chess Pie, President Clinton's Favorite

Lentils & Rice (mujadara-ruz) with Onions

Linda K. Verges Recipes (May her memory be eternal!)

Magic Bars (aka Eagle Brand 7-Layer Bars)

Meatless Meatloaf (aka Lentil Loaf)

Mediterranean Wheat Pilaf with Tomatoes & Onions

Olive & Artichoke Tapenade

Patella (or Italian Ham Pie)

Pico de Gallo

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pita Chips  REVISED!!

Pumpkin Praline Bread

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Raisin Date Lenten Cake

Rum Cake

Sausage Bread  

Spaghetti or Acorn Squash in Microwave

Stew, Hearty Beef Burgundy aka Beef Bourguignon version 1

Stew, Hearty Beef Burgundy aka Beef Bourguignon version 2

Sweet Potato Casserole

Toffee, Chocolate Pecan aka Christmas Crack
Tabouli, Taboula, Tabouleh

Tomatoes, Red Onions, Zatar, Feta Cheese & Olive Oil Appetizer

Vanilla Wafer Cake

Vegan Nacho Cheese

Velveeta Fudge (Yes, it's true!  And it's great!)
White BBQ Sauce

Wild Rice Casserole

Zucchini Bread



INTERESTED IN STARTING YOUR OWN BAKERY?

In Oklahoma it is even easier now with the passage of the Oklahoma Home Bakery Act of 2013 - see my For Small Business page for more info.  Also see Oklahoma State University's Food & Agricultural Products Center's (FAPC) website for professional help starting a food business.  And get connected with the Made In Oklahoma Coalition and see their Made In Oklahoma commercial page, too.


BBQ & FOOD SMOKING & GRILLING YOUTUBE CHANNELS

1526 BBQ

Armadillo Pepper BBQ

BBQ Pit Boys

The Bearded Butchers

Cookout Coach

Cooking with Ry

Cowboy Kent Rollins

The Daily Meal

GQue BBQ - Westminster

Guga Foods

Hey Grill Hey

HowToBBQRight

Kosmo's Q BBQ & Grilling

Mad Scientist BBQ

Pitmaster X

Sam the Cooking Guy

Seared & Smoked with Keegan

Serious Eats

Smokecraft BBQ

Smokehouse Products

Smokin' & Grillin' wit AB

Smokin' Joe's Pit BBQ

Smoky Ribs BBQ




FOOD SAFETY
American Association of Poison Control Centers  (includes info on dangerous, illegal drugs)

3 Foods You Should Never Wash Before Cooking and 3 You Always Should

​5 Foods You Should Never Wash Before Cooking and 5 You Always Should

8 Objects You Need to Throw Away Right Now

9 foods that never really expire | Clark Howard

9 Foods You Should Never Attempt to Eat

​9 Toxic American Foods That Have Been Banned Around the World

10 Most Overlooked Food Safety Guidelines

​10 Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won't Die

11 Leftovers That Can Make You Sick

​Bacon Grease, How to Safely Collect, Sotre & Cook With

Busting the Canned Food Expiration Date Myth

Butter - Leave It Out or Keep It Refrigerated?

Center for Food Safety

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Eat By Date

Food Storage Chart

​HEALTH ALERT: California Plastic Bag Ban Created 46% INCREASE in Death By Food Borne Illness

​Kim Baldwin's Common Ground Food Safety    Facebook page

Oklahoma Poison Control Center 800-222-1222

Poison Control Center (including for prescription medication interactions)

Refrigerator & Freezer Food Storage Chart

Safe Medicine Use & Poison Prevention Tips Guide for Older Adults & Caregivers - US HHS

Safer Products

Severe childhood allergies to peanuts, eggs and dairy directly linked to 'trace' ingredients in common vaccines

Shelf Life Advice

Still Tasty (The Ultimate Shelf Life Guide)

​Studies Show Best Method For Cleaning Produce

USDA - Food Safety & Inspection Service home

USDA - Food Safety & Inspection Service Recall List & Public Health Alerts

​USDA - ​Keep Food Safe - Food Safety Basics

​USDA - Food Safety and Inspection Service - Safe Food Handling Fact Sheets

U.S. FDA Food & Drug Recalls
U.S. Government's Food Safety page


TECHNOLOGY ITEMS
Awesome Stuff to Buy

Dude I Want That! (High tech at its best.)
Etsy

Gadgets and Gear
Gadget Flow

Geek

Geeky-Gadgets

The Green Head (Finds Cool New Stuff)

The Grommet (Unique Gifts & Innovations, Citizens Commerce)

MyBrowserAddOn - Dozens of cool & useful browser tools

NowThis Future Facebook page
Primal Gadgets Custom Car Door Lights

RayCon Earbuds

Scientifics Online
Think Geek

This is Why I'm Broke

Touch of Modern
Uncommon Goods

YouFact Tech (YouTube videos of all kinds of cool tech gadgets)
Your Wish Store



WHAT'S GOING ON/WHAT TO DO IN OKC?
405 Magazine (formerly Slice, the magazine of life in central OK)
About.com OKC Events page

Central Oklahoma Frontier Country Calendar of Events

Czech Festival, Yukon, Oklahoma
Downtown OKC Events page

Eventful Oklahoma City

Greekfest OKC (St. George Church)  

Medieval Fair of Norman, Oklahoma

Metro Family Magazine Calendar of Events

NewsOK.com Events page

OKC Talk
Oklahoma City Events page

Oklahoma City Zoo Events

Oklahoma Gazette Events page

Oklahoma State Fair

Old Germany Restaurant's Oktoberfest in Choctaw, Oklahoma

Rush Springs Watermelon Festival Facebook Page

St. Elijah Mediterranean Food Festival Facebook Page
Travel OK Events page

Watonga Cheese Festival Facebook Page
Yelp Oklahoma City Calendar of Events page



Oklahoma Estate Sales:

Do you like estate sales?  Sign up at McNeil Liquidations' website for weekly e-mails with information on all the area's upcoming sales.  No spam.



Oklahoma Wineries:
Many people are unaware of how many great wineries we have here in Oklahoma. 

Oklahoma Grape Growers & Wine Makers Association

Oklahoma Wineries
Travel OK Wineries page



RV & Camping in Oklahoma:
Discover the Forest (GREAT resource!)

Do You Know America?  10 Hidden National Parks

Oh, Ranger!  Park Finder Smartphone App (GREAT resource!)

RV Camping in Oklahoma: The Complete Beginner's Guide

Bob Wells' Cheap RV Living    YouTube Channel
Enigmatic Nomadics   YouTube Channel



WHAT'S GOING ON/WHAT TO DO IN KANSAS CITY?
435 Magazine - Kansas City's magazine
Visit KC


Dining:
Here are some notable and famous Kansas City establishments that most visitors like to frequent:

Arthur Bryants BBQ

Fiorella's Jack Stack BBQ on the Plaza

Gates BBQ

Golden Ox
Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que (formerly Oklahoma Joe's BBQ)


Fun & Educational Activities:
American Royal (big annual event)

Country Club Plaza (15 blocks of shopping, dining - famous for the "Plaza Lights" during the holidays.)

Historic Kansas City  (Click on "Upcoming Event in Your Area" tab for walking tour info.) 

Kansas City Fountains

Kansas City Historic Library District Walking Tour

Kansas City Renaissance Festival (RenFest) Facebook page

Kansas City Walking Tours and here

National World War I Museum  (This is a must-see.  Be sure to set aside about 3-4 hours and the guided tour is a must in order to get the most out of the museum!  Go up in the tower, too - a great view of downtown KC.)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (A world-class museum)

Top 10 Kansas City Tours
Union Station (Several exhibits going on now including the famous "Body Worlds.")
Westport (Music, entertainment, dining district) and here



EDUCATION, ONLINE, FREE OR LOW-COST CLASSES

​190 universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list​.

Crash Course (free educational videos)

​Skill Share (learn new skills, get unlimited Access to More Than 25,000 Classes)

The Great Courses


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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, FOOD, FAMILY, FUN & MISCELLANEOUS
20 Best Websites to Get Free E-Books

Academy of Ideas - educational videos

American Overlook

Arirang TV

Art of Manliness

Bright Side

Call4Trick

Classic Radio Theater

Comic Book +  (free downloadable vintage comics and other)

Comics-All (newer comics)

Comics for All

​Crash Course (educational videos)

Digital Comic Museum (free, downloadable vintage comics)

Dusty Old Thing

Eclectic

Emergencey Awesome - everything comic-related, movies, reviews, etc.

Engineering Explained

Far From Average - men & women relationships, tips, psychology

Free Documentary

Free to Choose Network

Futurism

General Knowledge

Grand Comics Database

HAM Radio Crash Course - everything you wanted to know

Heart Rate Traiining Zone Calculator

Helpful Info & Links

Hometalk

How Stuff Works

I've Always Wondered...

ILyke

Knowledge Weighs Nothing

Lifed

Life Buzz
Lifehacker

Little Things - Pets, Food, Parenting, Lifestyle, DIY

Mad Lab videos - everything wild and weird

Minority Mindset - financial & economics education - excellent!

NewComic

Nifty Videos from Buzzfeed

NowThis Future

Olde Tyme Radio Network from Jerry Haendiges

Partners In Rhyme (royalty-free, public domain music, sound effects, etc.)

Penny Hoarder

ReadAllComics (tens of thousands of comics, all free)  alphabetical listing

ReadComicOnline (newer comics)

Smarter Every Day
Spend with Pennies

Strange Mysteries

Stuff They Don't Want You to Know

Subzin (Find quotes from movies and series)

Tip Hero (great kitchen & recipe tips!!)

Tom's Guide
Unhyphenated America

Variant Comics - everything comic-related, movies, reviews, etc.

Vintage Radio Place

Wendover Productions - educational videos



SHOPPING TIPS
Do you shop at Amazon.com?  Do you have a favorite charity?  Now with AmazonSmile, a portion of your purchase will be donated to your favorite organization.  Even if  your organization isn't listed, you can usually get it added.  Get more information about AmazonSmile here.



INTERESTING & OBSCURE HISTORY, INFORMATION & DOCUMENTARIES THAT WILL SHOCK YOU

The 5th Kind

Absolute History

After Skool

Alternate History Hub

Atlantean Gardens

Best Documentaries

Best Documentary

Call4Trick

Consumer Protection Hub

Did You Know?

Documentary Channel

DocumentaryDesire

Documentary Dude

Documentary Warehouse

​DTTV Documentaries

DW Documentary

eGuruKool

Evropantiqva

Explore With Us

Factsopedia

The Finest

Fire of Learning

Foolish Fish

Freakonomics Radio

Free Documentary

​Free to Choose Network

General Knowledge

Historyden

Janson Media

Knowledgia

March of the Titans

Metatron

Military History 2015

#Mind Warehouse

Now You See TV

Odyssey - Ancient History Documentaries

Origins Explained

Philosophical Research Society

Proper Gander

Real Stories

Reel Truth Crime

TheRichest

Strange Mysteries

The Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

The Supreme

Timeline - World History Documentaries

Viper TV

WatchMojo.com

WELT Documentary

WideEmpireIII

WonderWhy

Wondrium

YouTube Documentary Channel List

Zohar StarGate Ancient Discoveries




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