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Restaurant Chains Applebee's And IHOP To Close Over 100 Stores
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Twin Ports Applebee’s Not Included On Projected Closing List

The news that Applebee's plans on closing up to 135 of their restaurants has a lot of Twin Ports food fans worried:  Would the local Applebee's locations be included on the list?  The answer - according to the Superior Telegram - is no.

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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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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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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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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Who Remembers Knox Blox, Did You Eat Them As A Kid?

Did you get Knox Blox when you were young?  It actually made eating jello tolerable and fun.  You mixed Knox unflavored gelatin with a jello flavor of your choice and it hardened in a 9X13 pan.  That allowed you to cut it into squares that you could pick up with your fingers (probably dirty fingers, but hey, we were kids).  Here's the recipe.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Something Different For Your Grill: Tin Foil Chicken Dinner

It’s smack dab in the middle of grilling season and you have probably exhausted all your family favorites, steak, shrimp, chicken breasts and pork. I have seen lots of different recipes for tin foil dinners on the grill and have always wanted to try one while we were camping. This is the recipe we chose this past weekend. It was easy and I used pre-cooked grilled chicken for ease and food safety. The only thing I would do differently is possibly use black beans and add more taco seasoning than the recipe calls for, but you can accommodate the recipe however you wish. 

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Cappuccino Culture Threatens Traditional British Breakfast
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Bush’s Baked Beans Recall Details

Here's news you probably didn't want:  One of your summertime staples has being voluntarily recalled.  Officials with Bush's Baked Beans are voluntarily recalling 28 ounce cans of some of their most-popular varieties due to potentially defective side seams.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Which Does Your Family Prefer, Catalina Or Western Dressing?

My husband started a garden last year and this year we're reaping bountiful lettuce sooner than expected.  We were going to a friend's house for a barbecue and we proudly brought a giant bowl of garden lettuce laced with fresh veggies.  While in the grocery store choosing dressing we got into the conversation of which we should bring to the barbecue, Western (often called French) or Catalina.  Which one sits in your fridge?

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On the Road 50 Years Later
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Day Trippin’ Road Trip Treats Your Family Will Love

I love to road trip.  One of the best parts (besides singing to your favorite songs) is the snacks you munch on, on the way and what you find to eat once you get there...

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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I Invented A New Lo-Cal Yummy Summer Drink

It was quite by accident that I invented a new drink that is refreshing and lo-cal. It only takes three ingredients and it doesn’t involve soda so there’s no fizz to fill you up.  It's the perfect summer drink!  Now I just have to come up with a name for it.

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