A universal joint, basically consists of a pair of hinges that are located close together, oriented at 90° to each other, and connected by a cross shaft. It is also known as a U joint, or a universal coupling, or a Cardan joint, or a Hardy-Spicer joint, or a Hooke’s joint. It is a joint in a rigid rod, which allows the rod to ‘bend’ in any direction, and it is commonly used in shafts that transmit rotary motion.

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Further Reading:

Where are Universal Joints Used? – http://answers.ask.com/Business/Other/where_are_universal_joints_used

Chicken is probably my favorite meat; it can be used at least one hundred different ways. Although fried chicken seems to be the favorite, I’m slowly deleting this method from our diet, primarily due to the usage of the oil it must be fried in. However, there are some great recipes for oven fried chicken. I barbeque chicken and make chicken and noodles. A favorite is chicken tacos, along with chicken burritos and chicken enchiladas. Our ultimate recipe requires rotisserie chicken which can be found below.

Rotisserie Chicken

1 whole Rotisserie chicken (I cheat and purchase it from a local grocery store)
1 (10 oz.) can Refrigerated pizza crust
cup Ranch style salad dressing
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup Chopped Tomatoes
1 cup Mozzarella
cup Chopped green onions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease a pizza pan or medium sized baking sheet.

2. Unroll dough and press into the prepared pizza pan or baking sheet. Bake crust for 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until it begins to turn golden brown. Remove from oven.

3. Spread ranch dressing over partially baked crust. Sprinkle on mozzarella cheese. Place tomatoes, green onion and chicken on top of mozarella cheese, then top with cheddar cheese. Return to oven for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.


  1. Rotisserie Chicken Recipes – Cooking Light
  2. 10 Recipe Ideas for Rotisserie Chicken | Real Simple

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Even though summer’s coming to an end, my garden is still continuing to produce an abundance of large purple and white eggplant. As the days begin to shorten and the evenings become crisper, our bodies start to crave heartier meals. Serving this recipe up as a main dish for either your family or dinner guests, will most definitely satisfy this craving.


Cooking Spray


4 large beaten eggs

Italian style bread crumbs

2/3 cups Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper

2 medium eggplants, sliced lengthwise about 1/3 inch thick

3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese

1/3 cups of ricotta cheese

1 cup of chopped fresh basil

4 or more cups of marinara sauce, either purchased or homemade

Preheat oven to 350. Spray some baking sheets with cooking spray. Place your flour in one bowl, the beaten eggs in another bowl and your bread crumbs in the last bowl, mixed with 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. Cut the eggplant in slices and sprinkle with salt and pepper, then coat each slice with flour, egg and bread crumbs. As you finish with each piece, place them in a single layer on the baking sheet. When your sheets are full, place them in your oven and turn after 15 minutes. Total cooking time should take 30 minutes or until they are golden. After the eggplants are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely while they are still on the sheets.

Mix ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, 1 cup of Parmesan cheese and basil in a bowl. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste, then mix it all together. Take an eggplant slice and spread an even layer of cheese mixture on top of the slice, then roll eggplant starting at the small end, until the filling is completely enclosed and a roll is formed. Continue filling the rest of your slices using this procedure.

After you are done making all the rolls, take a large baking dish and fill the bottom of the dish with sauce. Place the rolls in the dish. After the dish is full, pour some sauce over the top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese, then place the baking dish in the oven uncovered. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until heated through.


  1. Mom's Stuffed Eggplant Recipe : Michael Chiarello : Food Network
  2. Sausage-Stuffed Eggplant Recipe – Allrecipes.com

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To get rid of the smell of paint, mask its odour with a more powerful scent. Use vanilla extract or peppermint oil which have very pleasant aromas that mask the noxious pungent caused by paint. Other alternatives are deodorising with charcoal, using a lit candle and placing in a few buckets of water which will absorb the solvent vapours.

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life123.com link

Further Reading:

How to Get Rid of Paint Smell? – http://answers.ask.com/Home/Other/how_to_get_rid_of_paint_smell