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    Spice Up the Holiday Season

    New twists on comforting classics


    (Family Features) Whether you’re preparing for a big gathering or hosting a small dinner with loved ones, make any get-together a special occasion with a twist on delicious, seasonal classics.


    Impress your guests with a Hot & Spicy Mulled Cider and a Sweet & Smoky Roast Chicken that will fill your home with enticing aromas and joyful memories.


    Holiday cooking tips

    Here are a few tricks t Michael Kors Bags Outlet UK o use when preparing a special holiday meal:

    • Prepare some items a day or two in advance, or prep vegetables the day before to help save time the day of the big party.
    • Brine the chicken the night before to help loosen muscle fibers, allowing the chicken to retain moisture when roasting the next day.
    • Ladle hot mulled cider into warm cups or mugs, and place extra bourbon and Tabasco Sauce on the side for guests who enjoy an added kick.
    • Bring the mulled cider  Michael Kors Bags Outlet to the table by pouring it into a thermos. This will help keep the cider warm without having to leave the table to top off your guests’ mugs.


    For more delicious recipes for your holiday menu, visit www.tabasco.com.



    drinkHot & Spicy Mulled Cider

    Created by Chef Jonathon Sawyer

    Prep time: 5 minutes

    Cook time: 15 minutes
    Servings: 18


    1          gallon fresh apple cider

    1          stick cinnamon
    2          star anise
    4          cloves

    3          allspice berries
    1⁄2       cup sliced almonds, toasted
    2          tablespoons honey
    1 1/2    cups bourbon
    3/4       cup applejack
    1          cup honey liqueur
    5          dashes apple bitters

    2          tablespoons Tabasco Original Red Sauce, or more to taste

    Orange twist, for garnish

    Apple, sliced, for garnish


    In stainless steel pot, combine cider with cinnamon, anise, cloves, allspice berries, almonds and honey. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat; add bourbon, applejack, liqueur, bitters and Tabasco Sauce.


    Store in refrigerator until ready to be enjoyed. Once ready, gently warm cider cocktail.


    Garnish with orange twist, sliced raw apple, almonds and dash of Tabasco Sauce.



    turkeySweet & Smoky Roast Chicken

    Created by Chef Matt Gordon

    Prep time: 15 minutes

    Cook time: 75 minutes

    Servings: 4-6


    Chicken brine:

    1/3       cup kosher salt

    1/4       cup granulated sugar

    1/4       cup brown sugar

    4          sprigs fresh thyme

    8          cloves garlic

    1          tablespoon peppercorns

    1          lemon, sliced

    1          whole chicken (2.5-4 pounds), rinsed

    3          quarts cold water

    Olive oil

    Freshly cracked pepper



    1          tablespoon vegetable oil, (canola, grapeseed or corn oil)

    1          jalapeno, de-seeded and minced

    1          red bell pepper, de-seeded and diced into small cubes

    2          sticks celery, diced into small cubes

    1/2       teaspoon ground star anise or ground fennel

    1          teaspoon smoked paprika

    2          inch stick lemongrass, bruised with back of knife or rolling pin

    1          cup apple cider vinegar

    2          cups orange juice

    1/2       cup brown sugar

    5          tablespoons Tabasco Chipotle Sauce, divided

    1          tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot

    1          tablespoon water

    4          tablespoons butter


    For brine, bring four cups water to a boil. Remove from heat and add salt, sugars, thyme, garlic, peppercorns and lemon.


    In bowl large enough to fully submerge chicken, combine cold water with warm, seasoned water mixture. Add chicken and soak, covered and refrigerated, 12-16 hours.


    Preheat oven to 400°F.


    Remove chicken from brine and pat dry. Rub with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper.


    Bake chicken in casserole dish or deep pan, breast side up, for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.


    Meanwhile, prepare sauce.


    Heat oil in small saucepan over medium heat and add jalapeno, bell pepper, celery, anise, paprika and lemongrass, stirring every 30 seconds until spices are aromatic and vegetables are soft, about 3 minutes.


    Add vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce by half, about 3-4 minutes.


    Add orange juice, sugar and 4 tablespoons Tabasco Sauce. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.


    In separate bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Add to sauce and let simmer for 1 minute. Turn off heat and stir butter into sauce until melted. Add remaining Tabasco Sauce.


    Reduce oven heat to 300°F and bake for 10 minutes. Glaze with sauce liberally; return to oven and bake until internal temperature – taken at deepest part of thigh area – reaches 165°F, about 20 minutes. Let rest 20 minutes before serving.

    Source: Tabasco

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    Easy Ways to Save This Halloween

    (Family Features) As many families with small children know, Halloween is a highly anticipated holiday packed with clever costumes, yummy candies and spirited parties.


    But for many parents, the costs associated with this much-loved occasion can be downright frightful. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend an average of $72 on Halloween this year, which comes to $7 billion in spending nationwide. With so many ghoulish get-togethers taking place, many parents are looking for ways to stretch their dollars  Michael Kors Bags Outlet without missing out on any of the fun.


    Scare up some savings

    The money saving experts at Kmart, the one-stop shop for Halloween family needs, offer these tips to help you enjoy “More Thrills” this season.


    Choose costumes with beaniezoo   options. Going to several Halloween parties, but don’t want to spend money on extra costumes? Check out the new line of costumes from Totally Ghoul that offer 3-in-1 styles for girls. Available at Kmart, your child can go from a ballerina to a fairy to a princess for the price of one costume. Kmart also offers more than 5,000 costumes for adults, kids and pets including looks from your favorite movies such as Frozen, Spiderman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Don’t forget about the hats, gloves, masks, make-up and other Halloween accessories you’ll need to complete the look.


    Save on ghostly gatherings. There are many ways to celebrate without emptying your pocketbook. Invite friends over for a Halloween potluck and encourage each guest to bring a dish to share with a spooky name. Rent or download classic horror films for an after-dinner movie marathon everyone will enjoy. Make sure your home is adorned with the most fearsome decorations with light up pumpkins for the porch, inflatables for the front yard and ghoulish decals for the walls.


    Shop from home. Save time and avoid the headache of running around town looking for the perfect costume by shopping online. Some retailers, such as Kmart, offer added convenience, allowing shoppers to browse and purchase online, and then pick up in-store for no additional fee. Let your Halloween shopping fit into your schedule and shop from the comfort of your home, office, or on the road.


    Trick or treat locally. Many parents spend Halloween evening carting children around to various locations across town. Save gas money by only allowing your little goblins to trick or treat within your neighborhood. This will help you get to know your neighbors and get a little exercise in, too. Don’t leave home without the proper container for little ones to collect candy, and for you to leave treats for your own visitors. You can find these decorative containers, candy and more at Kmart, the one-stop shop for everything this season.


    This Halloween, avoid the terror of overspending and incorporate a few of these tips for a frightful and fabulous celebration. For more ways to save and to check out costumes that made our “Top 10 Thrillers” list, visit www.kmart.com/Halloween.

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    Haven Fall Festival

    Logo Button FinalThe Haven Fall Festival is just around the corner. Keep checking back for information on details and activities!

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    Bringing the outdoors indoors

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    Making Patio Space an Extension of the Home

    (Family Features) When the weather conditions are just right, a relaxing evening spent on the porch or patio is perfect for enjoying good company and the beauty of the outside world. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy these comforts regardless of the season?

    Bring the rejuvenating, refreshing and calming effects of nature into your personal space with a few simple touches. The best place for incorporating these organic elements is the space closest to your patio or outdoor space. Let this area serve as a transitional space where the

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    For chairs, sofas, rugs, pillows and other décor, choose natural patterns, textures and fibers. Pair materials like hemp, rattan, bamboo, wicker and jute, with softer textures, such as cottons, velvet and velour for added dimension.

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    Pick chairs, sofas, coffee tables and buffet pieces that are white or ivory. These light colors will make the outdoor tints of greens, blues and browns pop. For the woodsy look, choose faux bois upholstery, a textile pattern that mimics the grain of wood.

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    Add trees or other lush landscapes to serve as your focal point when you look outside. Attach window boxes and plant flowers and shrubbery in colors that complement your décor. Add trees or other lush landscapes to serve as your focal point when you look outside.  Truly access your serene views with a wider expanse and with ease by adding a folding patio door, such as the JELD-WEN W-4500, which comes in a variety of different colors, finishes and is available in 2-, 3- or 4-panel configurations. For more information on JELD-WEN windows and doors, visit www.jeld-wen.com.

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    The best way to incorporate your favorite natural nuances is to photograph it. Do you have photographs from that trip to the Grand Canyon or Glacier National Park? Display those beautiful memories and scenery. Dust off your favorite old photos and place them in neutral-toned frames to set throughout the space.

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    Grill Your Way Into Fall

    hamburgers2(Family Features) The weather is getting cooler, but that doesn’t mean grilling season has to burn out. In fact, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, 60 percent of grillers are now cooking outdoors year-round, so fall grilling season is just heating up.


    With the new season come new opportunities to fire up the grill, from tailgating at football games to harvest parties around bonfires. Burgers remain one of the most popular foods to grill, so there’s no better time to perfect your burger grilling skills with these tips from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet grill master Russ Faulk:


    The beef

    • The first step to the perfect burger is selecting the right beef. To get the right balance of texture, flavor and juiciness, go with an 85 percent lean mixture. Ground beef from the butcher’s case is recommended over pre-packaged options.


    • For the freshest flavor, avoid ground beef with any signs of gray or brown color. Always check the underside of the meat before purchasing.


    hamburger chartThe patties

    • Form 1/3-pound to 1/2-pound patties, making them about three-fourths of an inch thick and roughly three-fourths of an inch larger in diameter than the buns.


    • Dimple the middle of each patty so it’s thinner in the center than at the edges. The indent will rise up and flatten out when grilled.


    • Finally, brush the patties with olive oil and season with salt – both will help in creating a browned exterior crust.


    Prepping the grill

    • Heat up two temperature zones: one hot fire at 600 degrees for the burgers and another 400-degree area for toasting the buns.


    • The dry heat of a charcoal fire delivers the best crust on the outside of the burger. Gas fire also works, if it’s hot enough. Certain grills, such as the Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Hybrid Fire Grill, allow for cooking with any combination of gas, charcoal or wood.


    The grilling

    • Place the burgers over the hottest part of the grill for about four minutes. Add slices of red onions to the grill to caramelize them at this time.


    • Flip the burgers and cook for another four minutes. Add cheese to the top of the patties and place the onions on top of the burger.


    • When the burgers are almost done, lightly toast the buns directly on the cooler zone of the grill grate or on the warming rack for about 20-30 seconds.


    • Remove everything from the grill, and assemble your burgers.


    For more burger recipes and grilling tips, visit kalamazoogourmet.com.


    Liberty Burgers

    Servings: 8


    4          pounds choice ground round, 85 percent lean, formed into 8 hamburger patties

    Extra virgin olive oil

    Finely-ground sea salt

    8          Italian rolls, split

    1          red bell pepper, thinly sliced

    1          poblano pepper, thinly sliced (or green bell pepper)

    1          banana pepper, thinly sliced

    1          Vidalia onion, thinly sliced

    8          slices provolone cheese


    Prepare grill for direct grilling with two temperature zones: one medium-low and one medium-high. Preheat 12-inch cast iron skillet over hottest part of fire.


    Brush hamburger patties all over with olive oil and liberally season with sea salt. Lightly brush insides of rolls with olive oil and lightly season with sea salt.


    Toss peppers and onion with about 1 tablespoon olive oil.


    Grill burgers over hot zone of fire, turning once, about 4 minutes per side.


    Toast rolls over cooler zone of fire during second half of burger cooking.


    Transfer cooked burgers to platter, top each with slice of cheese, and cover with foil to rest and to melt cheese.


    Remove toasted rolls from fire and reserve.


    Cook peppers and onions in hot skillet, tossing frequently until nicely browned, about 5 minutes.


    Top each burger with peppers and onions, transfer to rolls and serve.

    Source: Kalamazoo

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    Easy tips for a healthy school year

    (Family Features) Another school year is underway and with it comes homework, play dates, team sports and more, which can make the task of feeding your kids healthy snacks a daunting one.


    Fortunately, there are several ways parents can make snack time easier and more nutritious. Healthy, convenient and naturally sweet options, such as California raisins, are a great solution for snack time throughout the school year.


    “California raisins are an all-natural, dried-by-the-sun fruit parents can feel good about giving their kids,” says Larry Blagg, senior vice president of marketing for the California Raisin Marketing Board. “The ingredient list says it all – raisins.”


    Because they are 100-percent fruit with no added sugar, raisins contain zero empty calories, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food-a-Pedia website. In fact, a recent study presented at the Canadian Nutrition Society, found that children who eat raisins as an after-school snack may prevent excessive calorie intake and may increase satiety (or feeling full) when compared to other common snacks.


    For naturally sweet and satisfying ways to avoid falling into a snacking rut, follow these simple tips:


    1.)    Don’t leave snacking to chance. Avoid unhealthy snacks by preparing nutritious options ahead of time. Try a no-fuss option like a hearty trail or snack mix and add California raisins for sweetness without the sugar.


    2.)    Make grab-and-go snacks. Make snacks that are portable. On busy days, having go-to snacks that travel well in backpacks, lunch boxes, your purse or car will save time and satisfy hungry tummies.


    3.)    Involve the kids. Create healthy habits by involving kids in snack preparation. When kids are engaged in creating their own snacks, parents can make valuable connections between food choices and nutrition. Choose fun and simple recipes kids can make on their own or with little help.


    4.)    Don’t forget the fun. Remind kids that snacking healthy can be creative and fun. Introduce them to the rainbow of colors, shapes, and tastes included in a healthy diet.


    5.)    Remind kids: healthy is tasty. It really is possible to make healthy snacks kids won’t trade at recess. Prepare wholesome snacks, like this chewy and delicious Honey Nut Raisin Snack Mix, made with naturally sweet California raisins.


    For more information about California raisins and more great recipes, please visit www.loveyourraisins.com, and sign up for a California Raisins snack pack on the California raisins Facebook page at facebook.com/californiaraisins.



    Honey Nut Raisin Snack Mix

    Prep time: 10 minutes

    Cook time: 5 minutes

    Cool time: 30 minutes

    Servings: 6 cups


    2          tablespoons butter

    1/2       cup honey

    2          tablespoons almond butter

    1/2       teaspoon cinnamon

    1 1/2    cups brown crispy rice cereal

    1          cup sliced almonds

    1          cup rolled gluten-free oats

    2          cups California raisins

    1/2       cup California golden raisins


    Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Add honey, almond butter and cinnamon and bring to full boil. Let boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in cereal, almonds and oats. Spread 1-inch thick on baking sheet then separate into 1-inch clusters. Let cool completely, then sprinkle in raisins. Store in an airtight container.

    Note: For crunchy clusters, spread cooked mixture 1-inch thick on a prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir to form clusters and let cool completely. Sprinkle in raisins.

    Source: California Raisin Marketing Board


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    Tips for a great school day

    How your kids win with breakfast

    (Family Features) There are various habits that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. But one healthy habit in particular, the routine of having a nutritious breakfast every morning, is one that can positively impact your family.


    A nutritious breakfast is important to fuel your body and brain after an overnight fast, and provide the nutrition you need to start the day. For parents who want their children to be their best, good nutrition at breakfast can make all the difference. In fact a good breakfast is just as important as having sharp pencils and the right gym shoes.


    Tips to start the day right

    To help your kids get the right start to the school day, follow these nutrition and wellness tips:

    • Be a Healthy Role Model

    Kids emulate everything their parents do, including eating habits when mealtime rolls around. Show your kids that making smart, healthy choices is something that is important and vital to you. When they see you choosing vegetables and fruits over junk food, they will want to follow in your footsteps. When they adopt these types of eating habits, they’ll have the proper fuel to help get them through their school days.

    • Stock Up on Simple Options

    Do you ever have those hectic mornings when you’re trying to get everyone out the door? Easy-to-make breakfast options are great to have on hand, such as Carnation Breakfast Essentials® nutritional drinks and bars. These convenient products offer an easy and nutritious way for your kids to start their day right, with a rich source of protein and 21 vitamins and minerals, including calcium to help build strong bones.


    • Mix Up Lunches

    A lunch consisting of a sandwich, cheese stick and apple can be boring after just a few days. Turn last night’s leftovers into a delicious lunchtime meal. For example, grilled chicken can be turned into a wrap, or taco meat can be a perfect topping for salad or rice. This type of repurposing can save busy parents time and money throughout the school year.


    • Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    A great day in the classroom starts with a restful night of quality, restorative sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, kids between ages 3-5 should get between 11-13 hours, while kids between ages 5-12 should get 10-11 hours of sleep. Create a good environment for sleep, which consists of a quiet, dark and cool room that is free of distractions, such as televisions, computers and smartphones.


    • Make Breakfast Fun

    Keep the options for this important morning meal exciting for your kids by mixing in their favorite flavors. Smoothies are a kid favorite that can be quickly created with low fat milk, frozen fruit and a packet of Carnation Breakfast Essentials® powder drink mix.


    So help your children be their very best by incorporating these tips into your family routine. For helpful recipes and additional tips, visit www.carnationbreakfastessentials.com.

    Source: Carnation

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