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CHIC EATS: Brandy Beef Chili With White Beans [RECIPE]

Originally posted on News One:

Beef and Brandy White Bean ChiliServes 6

2 ½ lb. beef brisket, chopped coarsely

2 onions, chopped

1 fresh long red chili, chopped finely

2 cloves garlic, crushed

3 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped

2 tbsp. tomato paste

1 cup low-fat, low-sodium beef stock

¼ cup Rave Review!™ Original Culinary Brandy™ (or regular brandy)

salt, to taste

⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

15 oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

⅓ cup coarsely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

Cooking spray

Directions:

Coat a large frying pan with cooking spray and brown beef over high heat. Add to slow cooker bowl.

Add onions, chili, garlic, tomato paste, stock and Culinary Brandy to the beef. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8 hours. Add beans, cook, covered, on high setting for 20 minutes or until hot. Top with parsley.

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Cranberry, Tangerine, and Pomegranate Champagne Punch {Happy New Year}

Originally posted on Omega Barrow:

Happy New Years everyone.  Lets get creative with the champagne.   If you are bored with the traditional New Years Eve toast below is a recipe that brings life to the party.

Cranberry, Tangerine, and Pomegranate Punch

Ingredients
  1. 1 bag (12 ounces) fresh cranberries, for swizzle sticks
  2. 1 bunch mint, for swizzle sticks
  3. 2 cups freshly squeezed pomegranate juice (about five pomegranates)
  4. 3 cups freshly squeezed tangerine juice (about seven tangerines)
  5. 5 cups cranberry-juice cocktail
  6. 2 bottles (750 ml each) sparkling wine or Champagne

Directions: 

  1. Step 1

    Spear three cranberries alternately with two mint leaves on each wooden skewer. Place skewers on a baking sheet; cover with damp paper towels, and refrigerate up to one hour.

  2. Step 2

    In a large punch bowl, stir together fruit juices. Fill the glasses with ice, and ladle about 1/2 cup punch into each glass; top with sparkling wine. Garnish each…

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CeCe’s Daily Recipe- “15-Minute Quick Chicken Dinner Winner!”

Originally posted on Praise 103.9:

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If you are trying to figure out what’s for dinner tonight, check out a quick 15-minute chicken dinner winner! If you are busy and on the go, this is a recipe you need to know below! Because, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”

Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of one orange
  • 2 tablespoons butter (omit for a healthier version)
  • 4 mint leaves, sliced
  • Zest of one orange (optional)

For directions and nutritional facts go to http://tinyurl.com/84e6ywp.

Source and Photo Credit: www.sheknows.com.

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4 Useful Things To Do With Hydrogen Peroxide

Originally posted on Elev8:

Almost everyone has a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in their medicine cabinet. However, we rarely ever reach for hydrogen peroxide unless we are pouring it on a fresh cut. There are many other uses for it. You can clean, dye your hair and disinfect surfaces.

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Here are a few things to do with it:

Cleaning and Freshening Kitchen and Bathroom Surfaces: That all-purpose spray you may have sitting underneath your sink can be replaced by mixing 3% hydrogen peroxide (the typical peroxide found in the personal care aisle of a store) and some water in a spray bottle. Mix about seven parts peroxide with three parts water in a spray bottle and use on your counter tops for a safe and germ killing cleaning.

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4 Diet Tips For A Beautiful, Healthy White Summer Smile

Originally posted on HelloBeautiful:

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Summer is here, we head to the beach, hopefully work a little less and let loose a bit more, many overlook a critical way to brighten your appearance, build your self-confidence and exude a look of health and wellness – - enhancing your smile.   While having the right wardrobe, accessories and hair style for summer all play a role in a bright appearance, surveys reveal that one of the first things people notice about others is their smile.  According to Dr. Timothy Chase, a 15-year veteran of cosmetic dentistry, a healthy smile, white teeth and healthy gums can take 10 years off your appearance.

Dr. Chase, D.M.D., is a practicing partner at SmilesNY, a leading cosmetic dentistry practice in New York City.  He has made it his life’s work to educate patients about the significance of possessing a healthy smile as a critical indicator of overall health and wellness.

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Paul Deen New TV Career On Reality TV?

Originally posted on 106.7 WTLC:

Paula Deen's Kitchen Grand Opening

If rumors are true, Paula Deen’s racism controversy may lead to a new career in reality TV.

There is talk that the celebrity chef is being wooed by ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” with an insider comparing her to such controversial past contestants as Kate Gosselin and Bristol Palin.

ABC won’t comment on casting rumors, but the celeb chef has apparently been on the producers’ list before.

In a 2010 interview with Extra, Deen revealed that she’s a fan of “Dancing With the Stars,” but turned down an offer to compete on it. “They did ask me and I said no,” she said. “Fat girls don’t look good sweating. I’ve got catfish arms… And I’ve got — is that a muffin top right there?”

In 2012, Hollywood Life reported that producers were seriously considering the southern star for Season 14 of the show in the wake of her diabetes reveal…

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Tuna Tomato Bite

Originally posted on This is me... Christine Marie:

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Prep time
10 mins

Total time

10 mins
 Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 sweet cocktail tomatoes
  • 1 can water-packed tuna
  • ¼ cup  of black olives ,diced
  • ¼ of an avocado, diced
  • 1 green onion, diced
  • ¼ cup of capers
  • 1/4 cup of cooked corn
  • 1-2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
Method
  1. Hollow out tomatoes. (I don’t like to waste so I used the tomato inside in the tuna mixture)
  2. Place drained tuna, mustard, mayonnaise, lemon juice in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Add in avocado, green onion,corn, capers, and olives and fold ingredients in with tuna mixture.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Stuff into hollowed tomatoes.
  6. Enjoy!

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Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Originally posted on Majic 102.1:

INGREDIENTS:

16 ounces sour cream
16 slices (12-ounce package) bacon, cooked and crumbled
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions or chives

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving to allow flavors to meld together. Garnish with extra shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, and chopped chives. Serve with your favorite potato chips or pretzel crisps. Dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo with Leeks and Portobello Mushrooms

Originally posted on This is me... Christine Marie:

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Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz box of Fettuccine noodles
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 4-6 small portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp. dry white wine, divided
  • 1 leek
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 ½ cups cashew cream
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prepare Fettuccine noodles according to package directions.

In a skillet, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms and saute for 4-6 minutes until tender. Drizzle with one tablespoon of white white to deglaze the pan. Set aside.

In a large pot heat remaining olive oil over medium heat. When the oil begins to shimmer, add leeks and shallots. Sauté until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Drizzle the…

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