“How to make Paifala – Samoan half-moon pies (traditional recipe)” 

“How to make Paifala – Samoan half-moon pies (traditional recipe)”

ALSO TRY THESE: (Neighboring Pacific Islands) LUAU RIBS


20 mins


1 hour 45 mins


2 hours 5 mins

Serves: 4


  • 2 racks (4 lb)
  • baby back ribs or 4 lb regular spare ribs
  • salt
  • pepper


  • 1 cup pureed peaches*
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • ⅓ cup cider vinegar
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ginger


*Strained baby food peaches are fine, but you can also puree drained, canned peaches in a blender, strainer attachement or Ninja

Preheat oven to 450F°.

Line a large baking pan with aluminum foil (for easy clean up).

Mix all sauce ingredients in a small bowl.

Cut ribs into serving portions, single ribs for regular spare ribs and 2 ribs for baby backs.

Lay ribs in a single layer in prepared baking pan.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake at 450°F for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, drain all liquid from the pan and reduce oven temp to 350°F.

Pour sauce over ribs and cover pan with foil.

Place in 350° oven and bake for 1½ hours, basting with sauce every 30 minutes.

Remove foil cover during last 30 minutes of baking time.

Coat ribs with thickened sauce in the bottom of the pan and serve immediately.

SLOW COOKER: Place all ingredients in slow cooker and cook for 6-8 hours on low.

Sauce may be reduced in a saucepan on the stovetop if desired.



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What is Wrong With My Girlfriend Eileen? She Loves Her Some Psycho Men. In Fact, When She Met Doug Ranting on the Streets, Pacing and Scratching His Head, She that was Cute and Kinky…”

What is Wrong With My Girlfriend Eileen?  She Loves Her Some Psycho Men.  In Fact, When She Met Doug Ranting on the Streets, Pacing and Scratching His Head, She that was Cute and Kinky…”

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5 Reasons People Are Attracted To Psychopaths

by Get Holistic Health
There is no shortage of psychopaths in the world. What surprises most people is their ability to attract normal, healthy people to them. While people cannot always explain what drew them to a dangerous person or someone with a dark personality, there are a few common factors that play into the attraction.

They Simply Look Better

Psychopaths are not naturally more attractive than other people, but researchers at St. Louis’s Washinton University have discovered that psychopaths use their personal appearance as a social lure to further their personal agendas. They do this through their creative use of makeup, clothing and hair to make themselves look more attractive.

Power is Appealing

When you hear the term “psychopath,” you may think of a killer. While most killers are psychopaths, not all psychopaths are violent. There are many functioning members of society who are psychopaths. Not only are they functional at their jobs, but they often wind up in positions of power. They crave power and want to have control over the people around them. Many people are drawn to people who are in power because they believe having friends in high places will ultimately bring them some benefit.

Amazing First Impressions

Psychopaths don’t necessary feel emotions the same way as normal people, but they excel at mimicking and acting. They watch other people and then use their skills to make sure that they are charming and draw people to them. They are known or making a positive first impression by being alert, friendly and easy to talk with. They don’t seem odd at all as they embody the picture of happy, well-adjusted people. They are witty, articulate and even enjoyable to be around. That all changes when the dark personality eventually start showing through, but it certainly explains why so many people are initially drawn to them.

The Darkness is Hidden and Disguised Under a Caring Fronte Darkness is Hidden and Disguised Under a Caring Front

Psychopaths are acutely aware of what people think of them, and they strive to make sure that they are always liked and respected. They are likable, smart and thoughtful. They are invested in charitable activities like feeding the hungry, helping people find jobs and stamping out poverty. They want to be recognized for promoting peace because this makes it more difficult for people to seek out, find and ultimately believe the truth about their character. The bottom line is that they want people to like them, so they give people a reason to like and even love them.

They are a Reflection of You

Spending so much time studying other people allows psychopaths to excel at saying what people want to hear, knowing how to make them laugh and understanding what they need. People are innately drawn to others who are like them, and psychopaths excel at mirroring back what is inside you. This makes them irresistible to most people. Being around them simply feels good. Only after they have drawn people into their net will the control, manipulation and other dangerous tendencies begin to surface.

Many intelligent people fall victim to psychopaths. It’s important to learn how to recognize them. Be wary of anyone who is simply too charming and smooth talking. They are also self-centered, believe they are more important than others and are prone to boredom. They lie and cheat with ease, and they aren’t concerned about consequences if they are caught. Manipulating others for personal gain, they don’t show remorse. Emotional responses to events are shallow, and they don’t feel pity. Risk-takers by nature, they always have someone to blame for their failings. Learning how to spot a psychopath early on can help you avoid these dangerous people.


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ARETHA FRANKLIN-Until You Comeback To Me (That’ s All I’m Gonna Do)

ARETHA FRANKLIN-Until You Comeback To Me (That’ s All I’m Gonna Do)

Known as the “Queen Of Soul,” Franklin is known for her powerful voice. She is also known as a Diva – VH1 devoted a special in her honor with the 2001 show VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin.
In 1987, she became the first woman inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

“Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)” is a song written by Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, and Stevie Wonder. The song was originally recorded by Stevie Wonder in 1967, but his version was not released as a single and did not appear on an album until 1977’s anthology Looking Back. The most well-known version of this song is the 1973 release by Aretha Franklin, who had a million-selling, top 10 hit, on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard’s R&B chart. The song reached No. 1 on the R&B chart and No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart in 1974. It became an RIAA gold record.


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“The Spinners – Love Don’t Love Nobody (It Takes A Fool)”

“The Spinners – Love Don’t Love Nobody (It Takes A Fool)”

The Spinners are an American rhythm and blues vocal group that formed in 1954 and are still active. They enjoyed a string of hit singles and albums during the 1960s and 1970s. Formed in Detroit, Michigan, the group still tours regularly as of 2015, although Henry Fambrough is the only remaining original member.

The group is also listed as the Detroit Spinners and the Motown Spinners (for their 1960s recordings with the Detroit label). These other names were used in the UK to avoid confusion with a British folk group also called the Spinners. In 2015, they were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Philippé Wynne was an American singer. Best known for his role as the lead singer of The Spinners. Wynne scored notable hits such as “How Could I Let You Get Away”, “The Rubberband Man”, and “One of a Kind”.Wikipedia

Died: July 14, 1984, Oakland, CA

Albums: Wynne Jammin’Happiness Is Being with the SpinnersSpinnersRhino Hi-Five: The Spinners


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“Phoebe Snow~Poetry Man”

“Phoebe Snow~Poetry Man”

Phoebe Snow (born Phoebe Ann Laub; July 17, 1950 – April 26, 2011 was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for her 1975 song “Poetry Man”. She was described by The New York Times as a “contralto grounded in a bluesy growl and capable of sweeping over four octaves.”

Professional life

It was at The Bitter End club in 1972 that Denny Cordell, co-owner (with Leon Russell) of Shelter Records, was so taken by the singer that he signed her to the label and produced her first recording. She released an eponymous album, Phoebe Snow, in 1974. Featuring guest performances by The Persuasions, Zoot Sims, Teddy Wilson, David Bromberg, and Dave Mason, Snow’s album went on to sell over a million copies in the United States and became one of the most acclaimed recordings of the era.

This spawned a Top Five single on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Poetry Man” and was itself a Top Five album in Billboard, for which she received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. The cover of Rolling Stone magazine followed, while she performed as the opening act for tours by Jackson Browne and Paul Simon (with whom she recorded the hit single “Gone at Last” in 1975). 1975 also brought the first of several appearances as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live, on which Snow performed both solo and in duets with Paul Simon and Linda Ronstadt. During the 1975 appearance, she was seven months pregnant with her daughter, Valerie. Her backup vocal is heard on Paul Simon’s hit song “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” along with Valerie Simpson and Patti Austin, from 1975. She also duets with him on the song gospel-tinged “Gone At Last”. Both songs appear on Simon’s Grammy-winning 1975 album “Still Crazy After All These Years”.

Legal battles took place between Snow and Shelter Records. Snow ended up signed to Columbia Records. Her second album, Second Childhood, appeared in 1976, produced by Phil Ramone. It was jazzier and more introspective, and was an RIAA Certified Gold Album for Phoebe, with the Gold Album awarded on July 9, 1976.[13] She moved to a more rock-oriented sound for It Looks Like Snow, released later in 1976 with David Rubinson producing. 1977 saw Never Letting Go, again with Ramone, while 1978’s Against the Grain was helmed by Barry Beckett. After that Snow parted ways with Columbia; she would later say that the stress of her parental obligations degraded her ability to make music effectively. In 1979, she toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada with noted guitarist Arlen Roth as her lead guitarist and Musical Director. In 1981, Snow, now signed with Mirage Records, released Rock Away, recorded with members of Billy Joel’s band; it spun off the Top 50 hit “Games”.

The 1983 Rolling Stone Record Guide summed up Snow’s career so far by saying: “One of the most gifted voices of her generation, Phoebe Snow can do just about anything stylistically as well as technically … The question that’s still unanswered is how best to channel such talent.” Snow spent long periods away from recording, often singing commercial jingles for AT&T and others in order to support herself and her daughter.Later, in the 1990s, Snow’s voice was featured on commercials for Cotton Incorporated and their The Fabric of Our Lives campaign. During the 1980s she also battled her own life-threatening illness.Snow sang the theme song for NBC’s A Different World during the show’s first season (1987–88).

Snow returned to recording with Something Real in 1989 and gathered a few more hits on the Adult Contemporary charts. Also, Snow composed the Detroit’s WDIV-TV Go 4 It! campaign in 1980. She sang Ancient Places, Sacred Lands composed by Steve Horelick on Reading Rainbow’s tenth episode The Gift of the Sacred Dog which was based on the book by Paul Goble and narrated by actor Michael Ansara. It was shot in Crow Agency, Montana in 1983.

Snow performed in 1989 on stage at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City as part of Our Common Future, a five-hour live television broadcast originating from several countries.

In 1990, she contributed a cover version of the Delaney & Bonnie song “Get Ourselves Together” to the Elektra compilation Rubáiyát which included Earth Wind & Fire guitarist Dick Smith. In 1992, she toured with Donald Fagen’s New York Rock and Soul Revue and was featured on the group’s album recorded live at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Throughout the 1990s she made numerous appearances on the Howard Stern radio show. She sang live for specials and birthday shows. In 1997, she sang the Roseanne theme song a cappella during the closing moments of the final episode.

In 1995, Snow participated in The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True at the Lincoln Center in New York City. In addition to Ms. Snow, the Concert featured performances by Jewel, Joel Grey, Roger Daltrey, Jackson Browne amongst others. Snow sang a very distinctive medley of “If I Only had a Brain; a Heart; the Nerve”. An album of the concert was released on Compact Disc on Rhino Records as catalog number R2 72405.

Snow joined the pop group, Zap Mama, who recorded its own version of “Poetry Man,” in an impromptu duet on the PBS series, “Sessions At West 54th.” Hawaiian girl group Na Leo also had a hit on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1999 with their cover version of “Poetry Man”.

In May 1998, Snow received the Cultural Achievement Award by New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. She was also the recipient of a Don Kirschner Rock Award, several Playboy Music Poll Awards, New York Music Awards and the Clio Award.

Snow performed for U.S. President Bill Clinton, First Lady Hillary Clinton, and his cabinet at Camp David in 1999.

In 2003, Snow released her album Natural Wonder on Eagle Records, containing ten original tracks, her first original material in fourteen years. Snow performed at Howard Stern’s wedding in 2008, and made a special appearance in the film Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom as herself. Some of her music was also featured on the soundtrack of the film. Her Live album (2008) featured many of her hits as well as a cover of “Piece of My Heart”.


Phoebe Snow suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on January 19, 2010 and slipped into a coma,enduring bouts of blood clots, pneumonia, and congestive heart failure. Snow died on April 26, 2011 at age 60 in Edison, New Jersey.


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 “My Cherie Amour” 


Cherie Amour” is a 1969 soul classic by Motown singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder.

The song was originally recorded from late 1967 to early 1968, but not released until early 1969. The song was co-written by Wonder, Sylvia Moy, and Henry Cosby; Cosby also served as producer of the song.


The song was originally written about Wonder’s girlfriend while he was at the Michigan School for the Blind in Lansing, Michigan, and had the title “Oh My Marsha”. After they broke up, the lyrics and title were altered to the more general “My Cherie Amour”. All the instruments except for the horns and the strings were recorded on November 8, 1967. Then, on November 17 of that year, the horns and strings were added at Golden World Records, one year before it was acquired by Motown. Finally, Wonder’s vocals were added on January 15, 1968, but it was not released until January 28, 1969 because at the time of the song’s release, Wonder had some vocal problems and had to wait until the problems were gone, so Motown decided to release some songs that Wonder had recorded years before and “My Cherie Amour” was one of them. The song became a #4 hit on both the Billboard pop and R&B singles charts in July 1969. Wonder also released Spanish- and Italian-language versions entitled “Mi Querido Amor” and “My Cherie Amor”, respectively.

EditThe song was originally written about Wonder’s girlfriend while he was at the Michigan School for the Blind in Lansing, Michigan, and


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“Whitney Houston – How Will I Know (Lyrics)” 

“Whitney Houston – How Will I Know (Lyrics)” 

How Will I Know” is a song recorded by American recording artist Whitney Houston for her eponymous debut album, which was released in February 1985. The song was released by Arista Records in November that year, as the album’s third single. Composed by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, the song was originally intended for Janet Jackson, but she passed on it. Houston then recorded the song with altered lyrics and production from Narada Michael Walden. The lyrics speak about the protagonist trying to discern if a boy she likes will ever like her back.

“How Will I Know” received mainly positive reviews. The song became Houston’s second number one single on the United States Billboard Hot 100. It spent two weeks atop the chart and also became Houston’s first chart topper on the Canadian RPM Singles Chart. Its success was worldwide: it reached the top 10 in Sweden, Ireland, Norway, and the United Kingdom, and the top 20 in the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Switzerland.

The song’s music video features scenes of Houston dancing in a setting of video screens and colored partitions. The music video gave Houston exposure to the teens and MTV. It also received nominations at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards in the categories of Best Female Video and Best New Artist in a Video, winning the former category. The song was performed on many of her tours including Greatest Love Tour (1986) and her Nothing but Love World Tour (2009–10). “How Will I Know” is also featured as a remix on Houston’s compilation album Whitney: The Greatest Hits (2000), whereas the original version is featured on The Ultimate Collection (2007) and I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston (2012; remastered).


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