April 2011 Roundup

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I’m finally caught up on going through the backlog of my feeds (100,000 posts and 8 months later, I’m breathing a sigh of relief!) so these roundups should be coming fast and furious now. The new system of posting the recipes as links on Pinterest is a fabulous solution, much easier for people to browse through and bookmark as needed. Once again, if you’re not already following me on Pinterest, you can do so by clicking on this button:

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Not just football on the Villa Park Xmas menu.(Features)

Birmingham Mail (England) October 10, 2006 THERE’S an extensive programme of Christmas party ideas at Villa Park Stadium that’s certain to mean you can find the right celebration for you, your family and friends, or for you and your work colleagues.

The choice is yours! A diverse programme of discos, lunches, tribute acts and grand parties will ensure your group really get into the Christmas spirit at Aston Villa Football Club.

Prestigious suites, elite cuisine and a range of entertainment from Abba and Robbie Williams nights to Grand Christmas Parties, Stadium Tour and lunch days and Beer and Balti nights. There’s even a very appealing Treasure Island pantomime visiting on 28th and 29th December, where children are sure to be encapsulated in the enchanting tale of Long John Silver and the Jolly Roger! With a dedicated member of staff to handle your booking and extensive free car parking, the only thing you need to worry about will be selecting who’s lucky enough to be invited. go to website christmas party ideas web site christmas party ideas

In the spotlight this week at Villa Park is the superb Robbie Williams Tribute Show on November 25th and the Abba Tribute Act on November 26th. Matthew Holbrook emulates the sound, the look and especially the persona of the man himself – Robbie Williams. Matthew, whose show has travelled the world, has been described by the New Zealand press as ‘Robbie’s Clone’, Norwegian press as ‘Fantastic’, and the British press as ‘Perfectionism’. Tickets to both events cost just pounds 26.95 including a two course buffet and a disco. Individual table bookings for meals are also available through out the Christmas period in the elegant Cornerflag Restaurant overlooking the pitch.

Call Aston Villa’s ticket office on 0871 423 8101.

March 2011 Roundup

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As you all know, I have been doing my roundups of recipes from other blogs for ages now – almost as long as this blog has been in existence. Lately, though, I’ve been getting feedback stating that it was difficult to navigate in paragraph format, so I looked for other solutions for doing the roundups that would both let me get them up more quickly, and would be more user friendly in the long run. The solution? Quite literally right in front of my nose. Pinterest! So from now forward, I’ll be collating the links using the bookmarking features of Pinterest, which pretty much does what my roundups have done in the past – providing a direct link to the original blog that  featured it. The benefit? You get to browse the recipes in a much more visual manner. I’ll add new boards as each month comes to pass, and will provide the link to the roundup board in a blog entry here on the site. I’m almost all caught up with adding recipes (only have 50-100 more to put up for the past year), so we should be up to date  shortly. If you’d like the follow my boards so you can see the recipes as they’re added, follow me by clicking on the button below:

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One last admin note – I’m still working on the blog entries for my Jersey trip. I haven’t posted yet because I’m trying to work ahead a bit. I have to have surgery for carpal tunnel in a couple of weeks, and will be off of heavy typing duty for a couple of weeks after that, so I’m looking to build up a queue of entries so there won’t be much more long periods of silence. Other than that, I’m doing better than ever, so don’t worry – everything is fine here on this end.

So, without further delay, here’s the Pinterest board for March 2011…

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2007 PROPERTY TAX HOMESTEAD FILING PERIOD SET TILL MARCH 1, 2007 go to web site gwinnett county tax commissioner

US Fed News Service, Including US State News July 10, 2006 Gwinnett County issued the following press release:

Property owners may file for a 2007 homestead exemption from now through March 1, 2007. Homestead exemptions can offer tax savings to property owners who own and occupy a property as of January 1 st of the tax year for which the exemption is filed.

Property owners who already receive an exemption and had no ownership changes to their deed do not need to reapply. They will continue to receive their current exemption on property taxes.

The Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner co llects property taxes for the cities of Berkeley Lake, Dacula, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Snellville, and Sugar Hill. Property owners residing in these cities’ limits and who apply for a county exemption will also receive applicable city exemptions to which they may be entitled. in our site gwinnett county tax commissioner

February 2011 Roundup

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Meta, Monthly Roundup, Recipes

In savory recipes, Baked Farro Risotto from 101 Cookbooks, Tonkatsu (Japanese Crumbed Pork Cutlet) from 3 Hungry Tummies, Crock Pot Asian Turkey Soup from 400 Calories or Less, Grandma Jane’s Home Style Gravy from A Moderate Life, Shrimp Fried Rice from Adventures in Crockpot Cooking, Chicken Tortilla Soup from Alosha’s Kitchen, Sichuan Wontons from Appetite for China, Apple and Cheddar Risotto from Belm Blog, New Mexican Green Chile and Pinto Bean Enchiladas from Beyond Rice and Tofu, Knorr Spinach Dip from Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen, Blue Cheese Grits from Bloghungry, Pam Anderson’s Perfect One Dish Chicken Pot Pie from Bon Appetit Hon, Italian Meatball and Kale Soup from Bran Appetit, Hearty Meatball Soup and Turkey Meatballs from Budget Bytes, Chicken Parm Eggplant Stacks from Cake, Batter & Bowl, Katsu Chicken from Cassie’s Ruminations, Simple Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup from Christine’s Kitchen Chronicles, Greek 7 Layer Dip and Creamy Cabbage and Double Smoked Bacon Soup from Closet Cooking, Wiener Schnitzel from Cook Au Vin, Focaccia with Caramelized Onion, Tomato and Rosemary from Cookin’ Canuck, Steak with Wild Mushroom Barley Risotto from Cooking Books, Yangnyeom Tongdak (Korean Fried Chicken) from Cooking Gallery, Lighthouse Lasagna from Cooking This and That, Creamed Spinach with Shallots and Bacon from Cooking Tip of the Day, Baked Chicken Samosas and Creamy Spaghetti Dinner from Curry and Comfort, Mini Pizza Burgers from Debbi Does Dinner…Healthy & Low Calorie, Asian Chicken Salad from Dianasaur Dishes, Homemade Ranch Dip from Eden’s Eats, Chettinadu Style Mushroom Biryani from Escapades, Cider Syrup Bacon and Beer Cheese Fondue Dip from Hounds in the Kitchen, Pizza Stuffed Potatoes from How Sweet It Is, Chicken Tikka Masala from iFlipForFood, Slow-Roasted Pork Belly from Kalofagas – Greek Food and Beyond, Crab-Filled Crescent Wontons from Krista’s Kitchen, Avocado Chile Sauce and Dip from Patio Daddio BBQ, Roasted Garlic and Balsamic Dipping Oil from Perry’s Plate, Zesty Seafood Chowder from Plating Up, Sunny-Side-Up Eggs on Mustard-Creamed Spinach with Crispy Crumbs from Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time, Cherry Tomatoes in Chicken Curry from The Artist Chef, Sweet Potato Hash with Bacon and Spicy Hollandaise from The Bacon Show, Almond Trout from The Culinary Cellar, and Bacon and Beer Carbonara and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich from The Family Kitchen.

In sweet recipes, Limoncello and Meyer Lemon Cupcakes from 52 Kitchen Adventures, Easy Noodle Kugel from A Chow Life, Sugar Free Key Lime Cheesecake from A Messy Kitchen, Red Velvet Black and White Cookies from AJ’s Cooking Secrets, Salted Caramel Ice Cream from Arctic Garden Studio, Salty Sweet Caramel Nut Bars from Best Friends Baking, S’More Cheesecake from Brenda’s Canadian Kitchen, Banana Bread Pudding from BundaCorner, Nutella Strawberry Pancakes from Cake, Batter and Bowl, Birthday Cake Bark from Candy Addict, S’Mores Pops from Confessions of a City Eater, Kahlua Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake from Confessions of a Tart, Almond Streusel-Cherry Cheesecake Bars from Cooking Tip of the Day, Pocket Apple Pie from Cosy Bake, Danish Cheese Pockets from Family & Food & Other Things, Maple Bacon Cheddar Scones from Lighter and Local, Salted Caramels from My German Kitchen…in the Rockies, Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sing For Your Supper, Legacy Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting from The Cookbook Junkie, Buttermilk Syrup, Salted Chocolate and Caramel Tart and Chocolate Chip Clementine Spice Muffins from The Family Kitchen, and Raspberry Souffle with Hidden Chocolate Truffle from The Sweet Spot.

January 2011 Roundup

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Meta, Monthly Roundup, Recipes

In savory dishes, Cheeseburger Dip from A Hamburger Today, Bolivian Peanut Soup from A Life Journey Together, Stilton, Apple and Leek Tart and Turkey Meat Loaf Burgers with Cranberry Sauce and White Cheddar from A Spoonful of Thyme, Welsh Rarebit Risotto from Allotment 2 Kitchen, Ravioli Stuffed with Ragu alla Bolognese from Almond Corner, Hamburger Stroganoff Skillet Dinner from Always in the Kitchen, Cauliflower Vegetable Chowder and Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas from Angie’s Healthy Living Blog, No-Knead Tomato Focaccia from Anna’s Table, Mom’s Goulash from Annie’s Eats, Creamy Leek Soup from Another Pint Please, Cheddar-Dill Scones from Authentic Suburban Gourmet, Brie Muffins from bake4me, Garlic Rolls and Loaded Baked Potato Dip from Baked Bree, Eggplant Pie from Bakery Bookery, Simple Delicious Mulligatawny Soup from Bakingdom, Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings from Big, Bold, Beautiful Food, French Onion Soup Dumplings from Bite Me New England, Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Lazy Girl’s Cole Slaw from Boulder Locavore, Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups from Budget Bytes, Sauced Mini Meatloaves from Butter My Kitchen, Indian Saag Naanburgers from Cake, Batter and Bowl, Creamy Meatball Minestrone Stew from Cassie Craves, Creamy Tomato Basil Soup from Chez Cayenne, Stovetop Mac and Cheese from Christine’s Kitchen Chronicles, Souvlaki Chicken Salad Sandwich with Roasted Red Peppers and Feta from Closet Cooking, Easy Moroccan Lamb Shank Tagine with Ras el Hanout and Apricots from Cook Sister, Italian Chicken Sausage & Cannellini Bean Stew from CookinFanatic, Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions from Cooking in Stilettos, Spicy Roasted Carrots from CookTeen, Roast Beef & Corn Tamale Ribbon Pie and Beer Dips from Drick’s Rambling Cafe, Butter Poached Buffalo Wings Crispified from EatnListen, Do It Yourself Tortillas from Forkful of News, Creamy Chicken and Brie Soup and 20 Minute Roasted Tomato Pasta from How Sweet It Is, Chicken Cutlets with Romesco and Prosciutto Cracklins from JBug’s Kitchen Antics, Baked Penne with Chicken, Broccoli, and Smoked Mozzarella from KitchenCafe, Sopa de Ajo from Kitchenist, Cobb Salad in a Wrap from La Bella Vita, Sweet Potato Nacho Fries from Lauren’s Latest, Smoked Salmon and Potato Cakes from Madame Monaco’s Moreish Menus and Morsels, Russian Potato Salad from Mango & Tomato, Pasta Primavera from My Bizzy Kitchen, Smothered Cowboy Salisbury Steaks from One Lovely Life, Crock Pot Greek Style Beef Stew from One Perfect Bite, Plank-Roasted Salmon with Rosemary-Mustard Vinaigrette from Plating Up, Spaghetti with Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs, 5 Minute Pesto Chicken Noodle Soup, Healthy and Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Bacon and Egg Cups with Leek and Gruyere Cheese from The Family Kitchen, Chinese No Clay Pot Chicken Casserole from The Kitchn, Southwestern Potato Nachos from The Sweets Life, and Lemon Pepper Panko Crusted Chicken from The Tiny Skillet.

In sweet dishes, Banana Muscovado Oatmeal from 80 Breakfasts, Spiced Yogurt Waffles with Toasted Pecan Maple Syrup from A Whisk and a Spoon, Banana Split Bread from Adventures in Contesting, Banana Bread Pudding from Anecdotes and Apple Cores, Bacon & Brown Sugar Stuffed French Toast from Cooking During Stolen Moments, Apple Cider Bread Pudding and Samosas Scones from Baking Bites, Cinnamon Roll Pancakes from Baking Serendipity, Monkey Bread Muffins from Better Than Burgers, Midwinter Morning’s Dreamsicle (Blood Orange Smoothie) from BitterSweet, Effortless Coconut Custard Pie from Bless Us O Lord, Lime in the Coconut Frosted Cheesecake Bars from Brenda’s Canadian Kitchen, Amaretto Apple Streusel Muffins from ButterYum, Fresh Blueberry Crepes from Cooking Dunkin Style, Blueberry Breakfast Pies with Lemon Cream Cheese Dip from Lauren’s Latest, Christmas Stained Glass Jello from Quinn’s Baking Diary, Rum Banana Cake from Random Cuisine, Sunflower Seed Butter, Honey, Oat & Dried Cherry Rice Crispy Treats and Strawberry Nutella Bleeding Heart Panini from The Family Kitchen, Almond Gelato from The Frozen Fix, and Samoa Bars from You’re Gonna Bake It, After All.

December 2010 Roundup

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Meta, Monthly Roundup, Recipes

This roundup will be a short one, because this was the month I started getting sick..enjoy the few links I managed to salvage – some of these recipes I would love to make ASAP, especially the Pork Belly…

In savory recipes, Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Braised Lentils from 3 Hungry Tummies, Baked Zucchini Risotto from 400 Calories or Less, Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Pea Soup from Around My Family Table, Zaatar and Sumac Crusted Pork Chops from Bite Me New England, and Pepperoni Pizza Bites from Mommy’s Kitchen.

In sweet recipes, from 17 and Baking, Appelbeignets (Dutch Apple Fritters) from Almost Bourdain, and Do It Yourself Mini Donuts from The Family Kitchen.

November 2010 Roundup

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In savory recipes, Bison & Butternut Squash Chili from A Good Appetite, Southern Buttermilk Biscuits from Annarasa, Nigella’s Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes from Annes Kitchen, Spinoccoli Pizza, Spinach Artichoke Dip, and Sweet Potatoes with Sage Butter Crumb Topping from Annie’s Eats, Beer-Braised Chicken with Sriracha from Appetite for China, Spicy Mole 3 Bean Chili from Apple & Spice, Cheesy Chicken Spinach Soup from Ask Ms Recipe, Greek-Style Turkey Burgers and Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs from The Baking Beauties, Creamy Leeks from Behind the Skillet, Sushi-Bowl from Betty’s Bites, Thomas Keller’s Roast Chicken from Big, Bold, Beautiful Food, Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin from Big City Cooking, Asiago and Parmesan Cheese Dip from Bite Me New England, Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs with Scallion Rice from Blackboard Kitchen, Make Your Own McRib from Blog on a Toothpick, Lobster Risotto with Lemon and Mascarpone from BrokeAss Gourmet, Broccoli, Brown Rice & Cheddar Casserole from Cafe Cyan, Rice Cooker Mushroom Risotto from Ceci n’est pas un food blog, Sweet Potato and Date Chicken Tagine from Chefdruck Musings, Pork and Poblano Tamale Pie from Chewing the Fat, Cha Gio (Vietnamese Imperial Rolls) from The Chocolate Bunny, Root Vegetable Risotto from City Satiety, Tacos al Pastor from Confections of a Foodie Bride, Bavarian Style Chanterelle Cream of Mushroom Soup (Pfifferlingcremesuppe) from Cooking with Rosie, Beetroot Burgers from The Creative Pot, French Bread Rolls from Dine and Dish, Quinoa, Leek and Corn Chowder from Eating Bird Food, Spiced Lamb Steaks with a Warm Moroccan Couscous Salad from The English Kitchen, Cheddar and Chive Beignets from Evil Shenanigans, Thanksgiving Squash Soup from Food and Things, Turkey Cocktail Meatballs with Orange Cranberry Glaze from Food Wishes, Gnocchi with Mizithra in Brown Butter & Sage from girlichef, Creamy Leek Soup with Ham from Home with Mandy, Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Cider Sauce from KitchenDaily, Turkey Dinner Pasties from Mama with Flavor, and Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam from Stirring the Pot.

In sweet recipes, Cardamom Cupcakes with Masala Chai Frosting from alpineberry, Jeanette’s Caramel Corn from And Now for Something Completely Delicious, Snickerdoodle Cupcakes from Annie’s Eats, Quick Fix Microwave Brownie from Art of Dessert, Panna Cotta alla Melagrana (Pomegranate Panna Cotta) from bell’alimento, Harvey Wallbanger Cake from Bite Me New England, Banana Butter Rum Pudding from Cheeky Kitchen, Strawberry Clafoutis from Entertaining Made Easy, Spiced Sweet Potato Bundt with Brown Sugar Icing from The Food Librarian, Pig Candy (Bacon Peanut Brittle) from Former Chef, and Bacon Fudge with Bacon-Caramel Shards from girlichef.

Met Life shut out of public offering. (bond offering of Carolina Power and Light Co.) here met life dental

National Underwriter Life & Health-Financial Services Edition May 1, 1989 | Ness, Immanuel Met Life Shut Out Of Public Offering Metropolitan Life confirmed that it had attempted to directly participate in a $100 million bond offering of Carolina Power & Light Co. The insurer’s bidding, however, was reportedly thwarted by four Wall Street investment banking firms who were seeking to prevent such unprecedented competition.

If Met Life’s bid had been accepted, it would have become the first insurance company to compete directly with major investment banks in bidding for an offering that would otherwise be sold to the public. Met would have bought the whole issue for itself.

Under the proposed arrangement, the insurer would have received investor safeguards that would not have been available to bonds sold publicly.

These safeguards included protection against changes of ownership in Carolina Power, based in Raleigh, N.C. Since Met Life incurred a $40 million loss late last year in the value of its RJR Nabisco bonds when the company was taken over in a leveraged buyout, it has been seeking investor safeguards to prevent similar bond losses. In the RJR takeover, Met Life also faced the possibility of seeing its entire $340 million RJR holdings turned into junk bonds, Met Life said that Carolina Power had informed it an hour before bidding was to begin on April 18, that its bid would not be accepted.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Met Life was forced out of contention for the bond issue as a result of pressure from securities firms that had disapproved of the insurer’s competition. The firms included Morgan Stanley & Co., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch & Co. and Shearson Lehman Hutton Inc. go to website met life dental

“We understand the securities firms felt that the change of control provision included under the terms of the issue on which we were bidding would not be acceptable in a publicly distributed issue,” said Met Life, in a prepared statement.

Insurers are prohibited from selling stocks and bonds to the public, but they are permitted to purchase new offerings for their own accounts through private placements.

Met Life said that it will consider doing transactions of a similar nature in the future.

“We’re certainly willing to purchase direct 415 issues that present a good opportunity for us and that fit our investment parameters and portfolio needs,” said Robert E. Chappell, executive vice president of Metropolitan. “Metropolitan has an ongoing program of understanding and anticipating the financial needs of its customers, and we viewed this as an opportunity that could benefit both parties in the transaction.” SEC rule 415 is a registered security or bond.

The two-year issue of Carolina Power first mortgage bonds was finally won by a group of securities firms led by Morgan Stanley.

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October 2010 Roundup

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Meta, Monthly Roundup, Recipes

In savory recipes, Thanksgiving Meatballs with Pan Dripping Gravy from A Boston Food Diary, Wisconsin Cheese Risotto with Peas and Nueske’s Bacon from A Duo of Chefs, Soft Pretzels (Bretzen) from A Feast for the Eyes, Eggs Havana from A Pookie Pantry, Corned Beef Hash and Sweet and Sour Pork Balls from a taste of savoie, Roasted Garlic Soup from A Veggie Venture, Beer Cheese Fondue from A Year of Slow Cooking, Bacon Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with Jalapeno Poppers from Adventures in Food, Kartoffelpuffer (German Potato Pancakes) from Almost Bourdain, Leaky Cauldron Soup from Amy’s Table, Columbian Arepas with Cheese (Arepas con Queso) from Andrea Meyers, Braised Red Cabbage with Cider & Apples from Angie’s Recipes, Spicy Bolly-gnese from Anne’s Food, Jalapeno Popper Dip from Annie’s Eats, Confit Pork Belly from Antics of a Cycling Cook, Three Ways with Beetroot Gnocchi from Around Britain with a Paunch, Buffalo Boneless Wings…And Ranch from The Beans Blog, Moo Shu Pork from Belzy’s Kitchen, Easy Orange Chicken from Better Than Burgers, Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Root Vegetables and Thyme from Big Flavors Flavors From a Tiny Kitchen, Balsamic Mushrooms from Biscuits and Such, Pasta Pie and Wild Salmon with Pearl Couscous, Slow-Roasted Tomatoes and Lemon Oregano Oil from Bite Me New England, Tart and Tangy Meatballs from Butter My Kitchen, Garlic Oil and Sea Salt Focaccia from ButterYum, Crab Cakes with Poached Eggs and Aioli from Capital Cooking with Lauren DeSantis, Pot Roast Pasta from Champaign Taste, Mom’s Legendary Meatballs in Gravy from The Changeable Table, Monster Nachos from Cheeky Kitchen, Grilled Coriander & Lime Chicken from Cherry on a Cake, Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs from Chewing the Fat, Chinese Crisp-Roasted Pork from The Clayton’s Blog, Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes topped with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms, Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict, Wild Mushroom Pasta with Truffles and Roast Turkey Cuban Sandwich from Closet Cooking, Mom’s New England Clam Chowder from The Comfort of Cooking, Bucatini with Turkey Meatballs from Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once, The Best Spinach Dip Recipe on the Planet from Cook & Be Merry, Sun-Dried Tomato and Lobster Mushroom Risotto from Cook. Vegan. Lover., Greek Zucchini Cakes from Cooking for My Peace of Mind, Outrageous Garlic Soup from Cooking For Seven, Steak & Onion Pizza with Cheddar Cheese and Garlic Cream Sauce from The Cooking Photographer, Stromboli from Cooking Rut, Creamy Eggplant Soup from Deliciously Organic, Bacon Kimchi Fried Rice from Dishing Up Delights, Baked Gnocchi Mac & Cheese from Eating, Etc., Symon’s Crab Tater Tots on a Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette from Eats Well With Others, Rarebit Jacket Potatoes from The English Kitchen, Chicken with Cider and Bacon Sauce from Fake Ginger, 17 Bean and Barley Soup from Fallon’s Cucina, Cheesy Dirty Rice Beer Bread from Fat Johnny’s Front Porch, Pizza Muffins from Finding Joy in My Kitchen, Wild Boar and Venison Chili with Black Beans and Goat Cheese Crema from Food Renegade, Cedar Plank Sockeye Salmon with Citrus Glaze from Food-G, Turkey Meatloaf Muffins topped with Spinach and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes from For the Love of Cooking, Browned Butter Orzo from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker, Sausage and Butternut Squash Hash with Baked Eggs and Crab Tater Tots from Got No Milk, Roasted Beet Salad from Having Fun in the Kitchen!, Paneer Butter Masala from Home Cook’s Recipes, Croquetas with Blue Cheese and Jamon Serrano from Hungry Sofia, Fried Grouper with Sweet and Sour Sauce from I Can Do That!, Braciole (Stuffed Beef Rolls in Tomato Sauce) from JBug’s Kitchen Antics, Roasted Butternut Squash Salad from La Tavola Marche, Italian Spinach Pie from Lemons & Love, Slow Cooker Buffalo Chili from Lexie’s Kitchen, Beef Burgundy from Little Bit of Everything, Michael Symon’s Mom’s Lasagna from Living in the Kitchen with Puppies, Fried Green Tomato BLTs from Love and Olive Oil, Clean Eating Beef Stroganoff from Loves to Eat, Tuscan Minestrone Soup from Lynda’s Recipe Box, Clean Eating Brie and Crab Pizza and Clean Eating Pizza Dough from Lynsey Lou’s, Asian Orzo from Mary Ellen’s Cooking Creations, Skillet Beef Stew from Meals for Real, Baked Eggs with Chanterelles and Caramelized Onions from Mon Appetit, Cheddar Ale Dip from Mrs. Regueiro’s Plate, Red Wine Risotto with Pan-Fried Shiitake Mushrooms from My Easy Cooking, 4 Packet Roast from My Name is Snickerdoodle, Kefta (Meatball Tajine with Tomato and Eggs) from My Year on the Grill, Wild Mushroom and Garlic Chicken from Our Italian Table, Chicken Normandy from Palmabella’s Passions, Inside Out Pork Dumplings from Pink of Perfection, Beef Sauerbraten with Red Cabbage and Pretzel Dumplings from Serious Eats, German Pork Burgers from Simply Recipes, Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites and Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos from Simply Scratch, Chicken and Dumplings from The Kitchn, and Zucchini Carbonara from ZOE.

In sweet recipes, Apple Puff-Up Pancake (Dutch Baby) from A Feast for the Eyes, Apple Crepes with Calvados Butter from All Our Fingers in the Pie, Vanilla Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Arils and Drizzled Honey from All That Splatters, Salted Caramels from An Edible Mosaic, Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing from An Opera Singer in the Kitchen, Almond Joy Cookies from April’s Home Cooking, Swedish Pancakes (Pannkakor) from Arctic Garden Studio, Perfect Ten Apple Cider Pound Cake from Auntie E’s Kitchen, Sweet & Salty Brownies from Bake at 350, Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes from The Baking Beauties, Toasted Coconut Glazed Crullers from Baking Bites, Butterscotch Pots de Creme from Bay Area Bites, Sweet Potato & Maple Pecan Bread Pudding from Bentobloggy, Pumpkin Flan from Bitchin’ Camero, Swedish Pancakes from The Bitten Word, Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins with Pecan Streusel from Brown Eyed Baker, Honeycrisp Apple and Vanilla Crumble from ButterYum, Apple and Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding from Citrus and Candy, Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake from Closet Cooking, Sea Salt Caramel Candy from The Comfort of Cooking, Pumpkin Spice Scones with Maple Pumpkin Glaze from Cook Like a Champion, Oatmeal Pancakes from Cooking for Comfort, Sweet and Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cooking in Stilettos, Bread Machine Jam Rolls from The Cooking Photographer, Microwave Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal and Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes from The Craving Chronicles, Turtle Caramel Corn from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, Sweet Potato Pudding Cake from Culinary in the Country, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting from Deliciously Organic, Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats from The Double Dipped Life, Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars with Ovaltine and Milk Chocolate Bavarian Cream from Eat, Show and Tell, Bacon Brittle with Maple, Brown Sugar and Cranberries from Fab Frugal Food, Butterscotch Brulee Pie and Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Family Kitchen, Apple Spice Bundt with Caramel Sauce from The Food Librarian, Orange Julius Recipe from Get Cooking, Banana Beignets from Get Off Your Butt and Bake!, Pumpkin Spiced Crepes with Pumpkin Butter and Pumpkin Butter from Gina’s Skinny Recipes, Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream from Gotta Little Space, Concord Grape Sorbet from Lottie + Doof, Cannoli Cupcakes from Loves to Eat, Sweet Potato Pie Fudge from Maple n’ Cornbread, and Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese from Sherry Starts Cooking.

LITTLE BOY’S BLUES CHILD LABOR LAWS ARE KEEPING AN 8-YEAR-OLD GUITAR PRODIGY FROM JAMMING IN NIGHTCLUBS.(LOCAL)

The Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) August 13, 2008 Byline: CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press ELKHORN — When Tallan “T-Man” Latz was 5, he saw Joe Satriani playing guitar on TV. “I turned around to my dad and said, ‘That’s exactly what I want to do.’ ” Three years and countless hours of practicing later, 8-year-old Tallan is a blues guitar prodigy. He’s played in bars and clubs, including the House of Blues in Chicago, and even jammed with Les Paul and Jackson Browne. He has a summer of festivals scheduled and has drawn interest from venues worldwide.

And what, you might ask, would a kid not even in the third grade have the blues about? The state of Wisconsin for one, and some possibly jealous older musicians for another.

When Tallan’s father read him the state’s letter saying he couldn’t play clubs anymore (he can still play festivals), the boy’s response – like his music – seemed beyond his years.

“He goes, ‘It’s not how many times you get knocked down but it’s how many times you get back up and go forward,’ Carl Latz said his son told him. “And I told him that’s exactly what this is all about and if nothing else, this letter just taught you a life lesson.” The lesson can be stiff: Each day he performs, the employer can be fined $25 to $1,000 and the parent from $10 to $250. website child labor laws

Jennifer Ortiz of the state Equal Rights Division said her agency has a responsibility to enforce the law once it becomes aware of a violation.

“Well, the law prohibits it, and the Legislature enacted the laws to protect the health, safety and welfare of all children.” Latz, who also is Tallan’s manager, has asked a legislator for help changing the law but it’s unclear whether any action will be taken.

Backlash against T-Man Latz received the letter a few days before Tallan was to perform at Lil Downtown Lounge in suburban Milwaukee, where club co-owner Michelle Boche said the boy always packed the place when he sat in with other musicians.

Latz claims that two weeks before getting the letter he overheard local blues guitarist Jammin’ Jimmy, whose real name is James Kemeny, say Tallan shouldn’t be in a bar and he was going to turn him in.

Kemeny, who’s been playing for 44 years, denied bad-mouthing Tallan.

“It seems totally unbelievable that somebody would even go to that extreme to send a letter to somebody, let alone looking to find something about child labor laws,” Kemeny said. site child labor laws

Boche said she has received backlash from musicians and area bar owners because she supports Tallan. Some have tried to take patrons away, she said. Some even called in fake incidents to police, causing them to look for guns or underage drinkers, she said.

“If my doors close and I never open again and this boy becomes successful, then I will be the happiest person in the world,” she said.

Tallan’s agent, Sharon Pomaville, said she received a threatening letter June 2 warning her to stop booking the boy. She thinks he’s a local musician and believes he’s harmless. Deputies came to her house, but she didn’t want to pursue the case.

Greg Koch, 42, an internationally known guitarist and clinician for Fender Musical Instruments, called the backlash despicable.

He said most 8-year-olds don’t have the strength or attention span to pursue guitar or can’t endure the calluses.

“It’s strange that a kid at this age would glean onto this particular kind of music and show the intensity and kind of the ability to function as kind of 8-year-old blues guy,” he said.

Drawing inspiration Brad Tolinski, editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine, said child guitar prodigies are rare, with one emerging perhaps every four or five years.

“It would be unusual to find an 8-year-old who can play Joe Satriani licks,” he said.

Carl Latz said there’s no explanation for Tallan’s blues connection other than he seems to have an old soul.

“I’ve had more people tell me, they say, ‘It’s a kid’s body but it has a 70-year-old dude inside,’ ” Carl Latz said.

Tallan, whose heroes are Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, has 13 guitars and endorsements from at least nine companies to use their equipment. He can read music but plays mostly from memory.

He has two bands – one with veterans called T-Man’s Blues Project and another with 16-and-younger bandmates called Tallan “The T-Man” Latz and the Young Guns. He also sings and plays drums, harmonica, bass and piano.

Tallan said he likes to play guitar to “put smiles on people’s faces” when they are having a bad day.

“It sounds awesome,” he said. “I think it’s so much you can do on the guitar.” He knows 30 to 40 songs and someday hopes to write his own. It was his idea to start playing in public.

“He drags me around,” his dad said. “I don’t drag him around.” Tallan said the problems he’s faced have done nothing to dampen his ambition to be a blues rock star when he grows up.

Just the opposite, in fact.

“Because I got more inspiration, I got more sadness in me,” Tallan said. “I’m just feelin’ it.” CAPTION(S):

MORRY GASH – Associated Press Tallan “T-Man” Latz performs Monday at Summerfest in Milwaukee. A blues guitar prodigy, the 8-year-old has played in bars and clubs, including the House of Blues in Chicago, and even jammed with Les Paul and Jackson Browne.

But the state of Wisconsin says Tallan cannot play in taverns and nightclubs here because of state child labor laws.

Putting on his best blues face, guitar prodigy Tallan “T-Man” Latz jams at Summerfest in Milwaukee Monday. Latz, now 8, began playing when he was five after seeing Joe Satriani playing guitar on TV and vowing to his father,

September 2010 Roundup

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Meta, Monthly Roundup, Recipes

In savory recipes, Vietnamese Grilled Five Spice Chicken with Sticky Rice from 3 Hungry Tummies, Pan Seared Salmon with Creamy Leeks from 80 Breakfasts,Buttermilk Dipped Fried Ravioli Appetizers with Marinara Dipping Sauce from A Feast for the Eyes, Smoked Salmon Chowder from A Good Appetite, Beef Barley Soup from A Pookie Pantry, Slow Cooker Hoppin’ John from A Year of Slow Cooking, Fingerling Potatoes with Aioli from Aga Kitchen, Asian Chicken and Dumpling Soup from Amy’s Table, Plantain Mash with Bacon from The Bacon Show, Shrimp in Moroccan-Style Tomato Sauce from Bewitching Kitchen, Fideos with Seafood from Bite Me New England, BLT Hot Dogs from Blog Chef, Leek, Butternut Squash and Potato Soup from Cannelle et Vanille, Smoky Macaroni and Cheese from Cassie Craves…, Turkey Picadillo Stuffed Poblanos from Cassie’s Ruminations, Flageolet and Meatball Peasant Stew from Constables Larder, Beef and Guinness Pie from Cooking and the City, Chicken Tikka Masala and Rice Pilaf from The Cooking Photographer, Hungarian Goulash from Cooking Weekends, Chicken Teriyaki Burgers from Cooking with Cristine, Beef Chow Mein and Spanakopita Meatballs from The Creative Pot, Chicken & Dumpling Soup from Culinary Cory, Chive Risotto Cakes from Cupcake Rehab, Pot Roast Like No Other from Drick’s Rambling Cafe, Mexican Sweet Potato Risotto from Eats Well With Others, Macaroni Shepherd’s Pie from The English Kitchen, Bruschetta Chicken Pasta from Erin’s Food Files, Pizza Spaghetti from Fake Ginger, Italian Pork Loin from Food & Fire, Triple Truffle Mushroom Arancini from Fresh Approach Cooking, Tea-Cured Salmon from From the Kitchen of Olivia, Irish Potato Salad from Full Bellies, Happy Kids, Moroccan Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash from The Goddess’ Kitchen, Shiitake and Morel Ravioli in Brodo with Gremolata from Herbivoracious, Moroccan Chicken Meatballs with Couscous from Jaded’s Kitchen, Salsa Verde Pork Carnitas from Joelen’s Culinary Adventures, Shrimp and Grits from Kitchen Belleicious, Zucchini Skillet Dinner and Mexican Chicken with Jalapeno Popper Sauce from Krista’s Kitchen, Inside Out California Roll from Lexie’s Kitchen, Spicy Fried Chicken from Life’s Ambrosia, Rice Cooker Mushroom Risotto from Living in the Kitchen with Puppies, Heirloom Tomatoes with Creamed Corn and Basil from Living Local in California, Sweet Corn & Poblano Chile Chowder from LunaCafe, Chicken Fried Steak and Spicy Kettle Corn from Macheesmo, Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup from Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen, Grilled Flank Steak with Coffee Sauce from One Perfect Bite, Spanish Rice with Chorizo and Prawns from Ooh, Look…, Chopped Liver with Schmaltz and Gribenes from Plating Up, Sunday Gravy in a Pressure Cooker from Smoke Under Pressure, Homemade Soft Pretzel Sticks and Pretzel Rolls from Telly’s Tasty Tidbits, Baked Scallops (Capesante al Forno) from Thibeault’s Table, Tad’s Fire Island Salad Nicoise from Treat a Week Recipes, Thai Style Corn Fritters with Sweet Chili Sauce from Une-deux Senses, and Frontera Grill Chiles Rellenos from Wives with Knives.

In sweet recipes, Maple Pots de Creme from 17 and Baking, Sweet Potato Walnut Bread from A Well Fed Seed, Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes from Abby Sweets,Honey Peach Frozen Yogurt from Always Order Dessert, Summer’s End Nectarine Sorbet from Apartment Therapy: The Kitchn, Bacon and Cashew Caramel Corn from The Bacon Show, Pumpkin Bread Pudding from Baked Bree, Ricotta Ice Cream with Peaches in Muscat from Bay Area Bites, Sweet and Spicy Fried Peach Pies from The Bitten Word, Pancake Cupcakes with Maple-Bacon Buttercream Frosting from Brown Eyed Baker, Strawberry Moscato Granita with Moscato Jelly from Citrus and Candy, Quick & Easy Apple Tart fom The Comfort of cooking, Tiramisu Bundt Cake from Cookies on Friday, Nutella and Banana Oatmeal from Cooking with Cristine, Chocolate Overload Mud Pie from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, Apple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls from Cupcake Project, Peach Brown Butter Shortbread from eat make read, Sweet Potato Bacon Chili Crunch Cupcakes from Egg Day, Caramel Apple S’Mores from Hoosier Homemade, Easy Honey Cake from Ingredients, Inc., Bacon Pancakes from Joelen’s Culinary Adventures, Roasted Banana and Rum Raisin Ice Cream from montcarte, Peach and Brie Pie from Piccante Dolce, “Sin”amon Morning Muffins from Simply Scratch, and Grahamy Mallow Brownies from tahinitoo.

Shahid floored by ‘Black Swan’ (Movie Snippets)

Hindustan Times (New Delhi, India) March 9, 2011 New Delhi, March. 8 — Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, a trained dancer, is in awe of the critically acclaimed film ‘Black Swan’, which features Oscar winning actress Natalie Portman as a New York-based ballerina.

The actor recently saw the Fox Star Studios’ movie, and posted on Twitter: ‘BLACK SWAN…

Stunningly poetic… in our site black swan movie

What a violent interpretation of the serene swan lake…

Bravo!!!!!!! In awe…

Total respect (sic)’ ‘Black Swan’ was released in India Feb 25 and is attracting audiences ever since Portman’s performance won her the best actress Oscar award this year.

-*- Mona Singh wants no ‘star’ on her wedding!

Unlike many others who dream of having Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan dance on their weddings, actress-anchor Mona Singh says she would rather be the star herself on her D-day!

‘I wouldn’t want any star to come to my wedding and hog the limelight. It will be my day so I would rather have people look at me than be awestruck by a Shah Rukh or any other star!’ said Mona. web site black swan movie

The ‘Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin’ actress is currently hosting Imagine TV’s ‘Shaadi 3 Crore Ki’, where a middle class family is given the whopping amount to organise a wedding.

-*- ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ composer wants to work on R&B album Music composer Krsna, who is riding high on the success of ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ songs, desires to create an R&B album and market it internationally through the internet.’These days everyone thinks of reaching an international audience. Rahman’s ‘Jai Ho’ was such an Indian song – yet it became a rage across the globe thanks to its popularity online. That’s the best about music – it has no language and connects with all,’ he added.

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Indo-Asian News Service.

For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

August 2010 Roundup

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Meta, Monthly Roundup, Recipes

In savory recipes, Zrab Cakes from 990 Square, Pan Seared & Roasted Halibut, Summer Garden Succotash and Yellow Lemon Rice from A Feast for the Eyes, Fried Eggplant Balls from A Full Belly, Shrimp Cakes with a Grain Mustard Remoulade from A New York Foodie, Plantain Chips with Mojo and Creamy Cilantro Garlic Dip from A Spoonful of Thyme, Zucchini Pickles from A Well Fed Seed, Slow Cooker Mulligatawny Soup from A Year of Slow Cooking, Spicy Duck Meatballs from All Our Fingers in the Pie, Beet Goat Cheese Gnocchi in Rosemary & Sage Butter Sauce from Always Order Dessert, Peach Rucola Salad with Mozzarella and Truffle Linguine with Tomatoes and Pancetta from Angie’s Recipes, Hunan Eggplant with Bacon and Shiitakes from Appetite for China, Mile High Biscuits from Bakin & Bacon, Sloppy Bombay Joes from Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen, Poblano Chicken Salad and Yellowtail Snapper with Corn Salsa from Bitchin’ Camero, Shoyu Chicken from Boston Chef, Chicken Tikka Masala Naanwiches from Cake, Batter and Bowl, Southwest Sausage and Egg Bake from Cassie Craves, Sweet & Spicy Salmon from Chef Fresco, Stuffed Baked Zucchini from Ciao Chow Linda, Burrito Bowls from Closet Cooking, Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites from The Comfort of Cooking, Double Decker Mexican Pizza from Cooking with my Kid, California Burgers with Guacamole Mayonnaise from The Cutting Back Kitchen, Fried Egg Sandwiches on a Pretzel Roll from Diana Takes a Bite, Creole Chicken Done Right from Drick’s Rambling Cafe, Steak and Guinness Pie from East Meets West, Summer Strata with Spinach, Basil and Roasted Garlic Custard from eat me, delicious., Cheddar-Crusted Broccoli Soup from The English Kitchen, Tomato and Pepper Risotto from The Flavors of Abruzzo, Steak with Chimichurri Sauce from Framed Cooks, Slammin’ Summer Salmon from Gavan Murphy, Pasta with Spinach and Asiago Cream Sauce and a Bunch of Delicious Cheeses from Good Things Catered, Tusca White Bean Bliss from green shakes and giggles, Duck, Orange and Honey Stir-Fry with Lots of Greens from Half a Pot of Cream, Florida Avocado Summer Wrap from Healthy Happy Life, Rock’n Rotini from Hope in the Kitchen, Toad in the Hole from Hungrywoolf’s Food Blog, Pork Katsu with Soba Noodles, Ahi Tuna Tacos, and Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad (Bo Bun) from JBug’s Kitchen Antics, Chicken Scampi, Beef Kofta Kebobs and Chicken Pot Pie Penne from Joelen’s Culinary Adventures, Garlicky Tortellini Soup from Kacey’s Kitchen, Crispy Zucchini and Potato Pancakes from Kitchen Belleicious, Pao de Queijo from Kitchen Corners, Spanish Pork and Chorizo Stew from Kitchen Diaries Challenge 2010, Savory Foccacia Pie from Krista’s Kitchen, BLT Sandwiches with Avocado and Red Onion from Lynda’s Recipe Box, Chicken Galliano from Mangos, Chili and Z, Pernil Estofado con Mofongo (Roast Pork Stuffed with Green Mashed Plantains) from My Colombian Recipes, Lamb Chops Sizzled with Garlic and Refrigerator Dill Pickles from One Perfect Bite, Layered Salad from The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Torta Loco from Pork Drunk, Bacon and Kimchi Fried Rice from Serious Eats, Corn, Jalapeno and Green Tomato Fritters from She Eats Bears, Philly Cheese Steak Pizza from Southern Recipes, Pepper Jack, Chicken and Peach Quesadillas from Stylish Cuisine, French Crepes with Pecan-Crusted Chicken and Sauteed Peaches from Sugar & Spice by Celeste, Puerto Rican Bean Soup from Sweet Artichoke, Puerto Rican Sancocho from sweetpaprika, and Indian Potato Salad from VeganDad.

In sweet recipes, Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies from A Cozy Kitchen, Peach & Walnut Oatmeal Pancakes with Maple Syrup from A Feast for the Eyes, Salted Honey Butter Caramels from Always Order Dessert, S’mores Oatmeal and Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes from Annie’s Eats, Easy Corn Chowder from Behind the Skillet, Creamy Pistachio Pops from Big Flavors From a Tiny Kitchen, French Toast and Bacon Cupcakes from The Busty Baker, Mixed Berries with Double Vanilla Creme Anglaise from ButterYum, Peach Custard Pie from Chef Fresco, Peach Tarte Tatin from Chefdruck Musings, Soft Blueberry Swirl Mini Cheesecake from ChicKy EgG, Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake from Clara Bakes, Peach Amaretti Crumble from Closet Cooking, 10 Minute No-Bake Peach Crisp from Cooking During Stolen Moments, Tiramisu Cupcakes from Cupcake Project,Neapolitian Semifreddo from dailydelicious, Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox Pie from Deliciously Organic, Rum and Raisin Ice Cream from Diary of a Ladybird, Strawberry Peah Crisp from EZ Home Cooking, Watermelon Jelly from Food in Jars, S’more Cookie Bars from Jane’s Sweets & Baking Journal, Peaches and Cream Cupcakes from Just a Taste, Watermelon Agua Fresca from Mommy’s Kitchen, Glazed and Sugared Cake Doughnuts from My Baking Adventures, Individual Boston Cream Pie and Whole Wheat Fig Raspberry Bars from Pastry Studio, Honey Roasted Cashews from Simply Scratch, Peach Clafoutis from Sugar & Spice by Celeste, Chocolate Strawberries ‘n Cream Cupcakes from Sugar Duchess, S’mores Cupcakes from Sugar High, and Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies from Une Gamine dans la Cuisine.

Redbirds need a W’ with Bradley coming in

The Pantagraph Bloomington, IL January 30, 2010 | Jim Benson NORMAL – Lloyd Phillips doesn’t seem to grasp this Illinois State- Bradley rivalry thing.

Or maybe he sees it better than most.

It will be a sold-out Redbird Arena at 4:35 p.m. today when ISU and Bradley renew their Interstate 74 rivalry for the first time this season. Yet to Phillips, the Redbirds’ senior point guard, all he can think about is stopping a two-game losing streak. go to website fox sports midwest

“It doesn’t matter who we play right now. We need a W,’ ” said Phillips. “Hopefully it will give the guys some extra energy and motivation to come out and play hard because we need it bad.” ISU (14-7) and Bradley (10-10) are stuck in a logjam in the middle of the Missouri Valley Conference standings. Both are 5-5 in the league and tied for fourth place with Drake and Missouri State, a game behind Creighton but only a game ahead of Southern Illinois and Indiana State.

When ISU coach Tim Jankovich was told about Phillips’ comments, he approved.

“Maybe it’s a mistake, but I don’t want them to think this game is any more important than the next two. That’s a dangerous trap,” said Jankovich. “I’m glad to hear him say that because we haven’t talked about it.

“I love rivalry games, but only because I like the crowd noise. The louder a crowd is the more fun it is for everybody. There’s a little different energy in the building. That’s what it’s all about. I wish every game was a rivalry game. But, at the same time, they count the same.” Bradley coach Jim Les agreed.

“You get into a situation where they’re all important and all big games,” said Les. “That’s the way we like it. This one more so when magnified by the proximity, rivalry and so-called bad blood.” Asked what he meant by bad blood, Les smiled when thinking about his playing days with the Braves in the 1980s.

“I’m not sure I dislike Jankovich as much as (Dick) Versace disliked (Bob) Donewald,” said Les. “Jank is a nice guy. That makes it difficult to dislike him.” There are only eight games left until the Missouri Valley Tournament in St. Louis. That should make jockeying for seeding position in the next four weeks interesting.

Phillips was under the mistaken assumption the top four teams avoid the play-in round in St. Louis. The top six seeds actually gain byes into the quarterfinals on March 5.

“We all know we have a challenge ahead of us right now, and we have to start winning starting (today),” he said. “We can’t be 5 to 10 (in the league). That would be a rough spot to be in for the Valley Tournament.” Bradley lost four of its first six Valley games before an improved defensive effort led to a three-game winning streak. However, Creighton went into Carver Arena on Wednesday and handed Bradley a 73-68 defeat.

ISU could have trouble matching up with Bradley’s two leading scorers – 6-foot-5 junior guard Andrew Warren (14.8 points per game) and 6-6 sophomore forward Taylor Brown (13.7 ppg). Junior guard Sam Maniscalco was named Valley Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 20 points on 57.9 percent shooting in victories over Southern Illinois and Evansville last week.

Coaches in sneakers Both coaching staffs will be wearing sneakers instead of dress shoes today as part of the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend. The event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and National Association of Basketball Coaches to raise cancer awareness. site fox sports midwest

—————————————————————– ——————-Redbird essentials Bradley vs. Illinois State Time: 4:35 p.m.

Site: Redbird Arena, Normal Television: Fox Sports Midwest, Comcast Chicago Radio WJBC-AM (1230), WJEZ-FM (98.9) Records Bradley 10-10, 5-5 Valley; ISU 14-7, 5-5 Series history/last meeting: Bradley leads, 61-47 (ISU won 69-65 on Jan. 31, 2009).

About the Braves: Bradley was picked to finish sixth in the Missouri Valley Conference in a preseason poll of coaches, sports information directors and media … Andrew Warren, who sat out last season with a foot injury, is the leading scorer in Valley games only at 15.8 points, while Sam Maniscalco is tied for third at 15.1. Maniscalco needs 16 points to become the 43rd player in Bradley history to score 1,000 … Freshman forward Jordan Prosser of Eureka, who was the Pantagraph Player of the Year last year, is being redshirted.

Next up: Wednesday at Indiana State, 6 p.m.

Prediction: Illinois State 66, Bradley 62 Probable starters (Scoring, rebounding averages) BRADLEY F – Taylor Brown, 6-6, So. (13.7, 6.7); C – Will Egolf, 6-9, So. (8.2, 5.2); G – Sam Maniscalco, 6-0, Jr. (11.9, 2.7); Chris Roberts, 6-4, Sr. (9.9, 4.2); Andrew Warren, 6-5, Jr. (14.8, 5.0).

ILLINOIS STATE F – Dinma Odiakosa, 6-8, Sr. (11.5, 8.3); Jackie Carmichael, 6- 9, Fr. (7.5, 4.5); G – Osiris Eldridge, 6-3, Sr. (16.9, 3.5); Lloyd Phillips, 5-10, Sr. (10.9, 2.0); Alex Rubin, 6-1, Jr. (4.9, 1.1).

Jim Benson

July 2010 Roundup

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Meta, Monthly Roundup, Recipes

In savory recipes, Peach and Tallegio Panini from A Cozy Kitchen, Potato Salad with a Horseradish Mustard Dressing from A New York Foodie, Rabbit Ragu with Papardelle from Abstract Gourmet, Chicken Medallions and Fruit Salad from Angie’s Recipes, Lasagna Soup from April’s Home Cooking, Chicken, Peach and Sweet Onion Skewers with Teriyaki Glaze from ATX Gluten-Free, Deep Dish Chicago Style Pizza from Babble, Pepper Jack Zucchini Muffins from Baking Powders, Garlicky Bacon Piza with Summer Vegetables from The Cooking Photographer, Jalapeno Popper Quiche from Cup-Tin Creations, Loaded Potato Salad from The Cutting Back Kitchen, Soupe au Pistou from David Lebovitz, Cowboy Burgers from Deep South Dish, Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Hot Dogs from Delicious Lee, Thai Coconut Corn Stew from eat me, delicious, Baked Zucchini Macaroni and Cheese from Eats Well with Others, Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Omelette with Sweet Potatoes) from Eclectic Recipes, Moroccan Kefta from Equal Opportunity Kitchen, Chicken Parmesan Burgers from Erin’s Food Files, Pretzel Dogs and Thai-Style Chicken Flatbread from Fake Ginger, Tuscan Vow Renewal Soup from Food vs. Face, Pizza Stuffed Pretzels from Genesis of a Cook, Cream Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers from Gonna Want Seconds, Jumbo Couscous with Moroccan Lamb from The Gourmet Challenge, Plantain Chips with Garlic Dip from Hungry Sofia, Jalapeno Cheesey Bread from Jenny Mac’s Lip Smack, Monterey Melts from Joelen’s Culinary Adventures, Spicy Shrimp Tacos from Kacey’s Kitchen, Tortilla Pinwheels from Look Who’s Cooking Too, Pizza Scones from Melinda’s Kitchen Diary, Chicken Apple Salad from Mimi’s Kitchen, Rigatoni with Zucchini Pistou from more than burnt toast, Chicken Cobb Burger from Notes From the Table, German Meatballs with Buttermilk Gravy, Za-Zoom Meatballs and Spaetzle with Caramelized Onions from The Open Pantry, Make-Ahead Muffin Melts from The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Southwestern Sandwiches from Recipe Shoebox, Everyone’s Basic Shrimp Scampi from RecipeAddict, Zucchini and Summer Squash Risotto from shutterbean, Summer Garden Spaghetti and Meatballs from Spinach Tiger, Tomato Mozzarella Tart with Basil Garlic Crust from Stephanie Cooks, Slow Cooker Pork Loin from Stirring the Pot, Deep-Fried Wisconsin Cheese Curds from Sunday Baker, Lobster Avocado Boats from Timeless Gourmet, Linda’s Zucchini Patties from Turkeycookies, Ahi Tuna Burger from Twin Tables, Panko Mozzarella Sticks from Une-deux Senses, Wasabi Chicken Salad Sandwiches from The Ungourmet, Moroccan Style Roast Lamb from Ya Salam Cooking, and Pizza with Chorizo, Piquillo Peppers, Caramelized Sweet Onions and Aged Manchego from Zen Can Cook.

In sweet recipes, Cherry Lambic Ice Cream Float from Apartment Therapy: The Kitchn, Seven Year Oatmeal Cookies from Bad Home Cooking, Maple Bacon Scones from Baking Banter, Oreo Cheesecake Bars from Better Than Burgers, Creme Brulee French Toast Casserole from Casserole Queen, Strawberry Pancakes from Cathy’s Kitchen Journey, Watermelon Agua Fresca from Christie’s Corner, Raspberry and Nutella Crepes from Closet Cooking, Chocolate Covered Pretzel Ice Cream from Cooking with Cristine, Blueberry Cheesecake Squares from Framed, New Orleans Style Beignets from Joe Pastry, Cantaloupe Sorbet from Lemons and Anchovies, Portable Peach Pies from Macheesmo, Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes from Twin Tables, Cinnamon Croissant Rolls from Une Gamine dans la Cuisine, and Watermelon and Honeydew Aguas Frescas from Zested.