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Cathy Kates

Hello, from a Northland girl born in Cloquet, raised in Wrenshall, and currently living in Duluth! I consider myself lucky to have been able to share my mornings and life with you since 1996. It's like audio Facebook. You're the reason getting up at 3am is totally worth it! I love hot buttered movie theater popcorn, the smell of a lake (especially if I’m fishing), and warm fuzzy blankets. I’m a lover, not a fighter, and yes it’s true, I get my hair cut on a weekly basis. Kudos to my family, Homie, Kylee, and my Schnauzer, Bauer for always being by my side. I appreciate that you wake up with the B105 Breakfast Club, read and share my blogs and most of all, your friendship through the years! Peace, love and hugs!
Homie Kates
Homie Kates
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A Steam Mop Is My Latest Favorite Gadget, It Works!

Between my kitchen that is a laminate looking wood but still warps when it gets wet and my camper floor that is filthy, I would go through half a bottle of 409 and two whole rolls of paper toweling. I was at a lost and would procrastinate because it was a knee and back breaker.  Now I have clean floors at a fraction of the work.

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Fireball Fan? Try These Easy Cupcakes You Customize With Fireball Whisky

If you haven't had Fireball, you've probably heard of it.  It's a type of whisky that tastes like red hot cinnamon candy and warms you up as it's going down.  For those that are already fans, how would you like to combine two delicious flavors?  Fireball and cake?  Yup, Fireball Cupakes!!! I get recipes from Delish and thought I would share this one with you because I have lots of friends that love Fireball.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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This Is Why You Buy Meat You Can See Through The Wrapper

Preface to this blog.  I have bought this type of pre-packaged hamburger that you buy  blindly because you can't see the product inside and it's been fine.  However, this time I was surprised to see what can only be described as a large amount of coagulated fat.  Last time I buy what I can't see.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Have You Experienced A Lite Flite Induction Drone? [VIDEO]

My sister always finds the latest and greatest cool gadgets and while visiting her recently she introduced us to the Lite Flite Induction Drone. It’s definitely something that will keep you, your family and friends occupied for hours, but for the full experience you should wait to play with it at night.

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Harsh Winter Creates High Number Of Potholes On New York City's Roads
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Weigh In On Duluth’s Proposed Transportation Tax At Public Meetings

I am the thrilled that Northland roads are on the forefront of people's minds, most need help.  Mayor Larson introduced a "Street Improvement Program" which would tax residents as well as visitors to our city.  It requires a referendum to pass on November 7.  There are three upcoming meetings for you to have your say whether it's nay or yay.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Why Is It Called A Moscow Mule And Served In A Copper Cup?

Recently I was out with co-workers and Dani, our receptionist and the gal you see when you pick up prizes at B105, ordered a Moscow Mule.  I asked what the drink was made out of and why they serve it in a copper cup.  She was able to answer one of those questions, the other spurred a table conversation.

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Scientists Develop "Nano Bubble Water" In Japan
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Earn Cash With Your Idea To Keep Asian Carp Out Of The Great Lakes [VIDEO]

We were recently kayaking on the St. Louis River when I thought about an Asian Carp coming out of the water and slapping me in the face, ewwwww!  I was assured that wouldn't happen, at least yet.  They haven't made their way up this far, but they're being proactive to make sure they don't and your idea could "net" (get it?) some cash.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Liver With Soy Sauce (For Those That Don’t Like Liver)

First off, I am NOT a fan. Never have been, but my mom felt she needed to serve liver and would try to make it different ways to make it taste better. Maybe it was the consistency of the meat, I don’t know. I remember being at Old Country Buffet years ago and piling on a huge spoonful of stuffing on my plate. I love stuffing, but this had a “just not right” taste to it. When I asked, I found out it was made from chicken livers. BINGO! I’m not sure if people even serve liver anymore, but if you do and are trying to get someone to give it a try, maybe this recipe will help.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Is It Bologna Or Baloney?

Call me simple (or cheap), but I’ve been a fan of baloney since I was kid, always Oscar Mayer. At age 7, I was left alone all summer while my mom was at work and a baloney sandwich was a staple in my world. I used it as hors d'oeuvre when I was about 10 and had my first Tupperware party and even used it as a fun breakfast food for my daughter when she was young. Let me explain.

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