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From mixologist Hayley Jensen:
Whenever you host a party, it’s always a mix of people – co-workers, college friends, people from the gym, neighbors – so the one thing that can bring everyone together is creating cocktails that are unique and fun to get people talking. This year I’ve created some cider cocktails that are inspired by movies up for best picture.
*Lincoln - Hard Cider was an extremely popular drink during the civil war era, as the tradition was brought over from Europe. It’s exploding in popularity again in the U.S. so I’ve created a recipe party attendees are sure to vote for called The President, melding raspberry, orange liquors and Hard Cider
*Argo – The cast of Argo enjoyed scotch during scenes in the movie, so I’ve whipped up a cocktail for those drinkers who enjoy a stiffer beverage, called The Big Apple Fashioned. Muddle cherries & oranges in honey in highball glass. Fill glass with ice. Add bourbon and sweet vermouth. Fill glass with Cider. Pour ingredients into mixing cup & back into highball glass.
*These cocktails and many more for your Oscar Party can be found on angryorchard.com.
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(Makes One Serving)
- Take large pan, pour canola oil in it ( just enough to coat the bottom of the pan) and add onions, celery, carrots , 3-4 fresh garlic cloves, and fresh thyme.
- Saute vegetables until they have a nice brown color , then deglaze pan with 1/2 cup of red wine and add 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 cup of root beer , 1 cup demi-glace and salt and black pepper to taste. Simmer for 45 minutes.
- Season 8 ounces of boneless beef short rib with salt and black pepper.
- Pour just enough canola oil into a saute pan to coat the bottom. Turn the heat up to high and place beef in pan. Turn to brown the sides.
- When beef has browned on both sides, put into a sauce pot. Add finished braise, covering the beef with the braise . Put a cover on the sauce pot , then place into oven at 300 degrees for 3 hours.
- Remove sauce pot from oven. Serve over buttermilk mashed potatoes and sauteed baby carrots on the side.
As told to us by Jewel Restaurant executive chef Michael Dean Ross. Watch new episodes of "Restaurant Hunter" Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on FiOS1!
Fans of Kellogg's Special K Red Berries may want to check the UPC code on their cereal boxes.
The company announced on its website last Friday that it had recalled lots of three sizes of the cereals because they may be contaminated with glass fragments.
The packages affected by the recall are:
*11.2 ounce packages, with a UPC Proof of Purchase Code: 38000 59923
· Better if Used Before: DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 00:13 through DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 02:30
*37.0 ounce packages with a UPC Proof of Purchase Code: 38000 20940
· Better if Used Before Date: NOV 30 2013 KNB 107 17:31 through NOV 30 2013 KNB 107 20:05
*22.4 ounce twin pack with a UPC Proof of Purchase Code: 38000 78356
· Better if Used Before Date: Nov 30 2013 KNA 105 07:00 through NOV 30 2013 KNA 105 08:51
· Better if Used Before Date: NOV 30 2013 KNB 105 15:00 through NOV 30 2013 KNB 105 17:05
The company says that sizes other than these packages are not affected by the recall, nor are packages with the letter codes KXA, KXB or KXC which are found after the "Better if Used Before Date." No other Kellogg products have been included in the recall.
Mike and I made the long drive to Port St. Lucie and there is one road that is a long two-lane highway. We saw some questionable passing from some drivers! Even passed an orange refinery that looked liked a hideout for a James Bond villain. Mike again with the quote of the day "How is our orange crop doing Number 2."
We arrived in PSL and immediately went to work asking fans their opinions on PEDs and baseball. Most were upset over the drugs used by some of the players. But when asked if they would give up going to the games they all said no because baseball is in their roots and they can't give it up.
Then we dashed into the clubhouse and caught up with Daniel Murphy, Bobby Parnell, Zach Wheeler, Mike Baxter and Kirk Nieuwenheis.
Baxter is a die-hard Rangers fan, I love the Islanders. We had a great back and forth about hockey. He is a Mets, Jets, Rangers fan! It usually goes Mets, Jets, Islanders! He was a good sport. He wants to be known for more than just saving Johan Santana's no-hitter.
Daniel Murphy dealing with the setback with the strained right side. He wants to make sure he is 100 percent and will take his time recovering.
Bobby Parnell is a real gentleman. He was kind enough to come back from something he had to do to honor my request for a few minutes of his time. He feels last year was a learning experience for the young guys.
Kirk Nieuwenheis is the leadoff hitter this weekend and it means a lot to him that Manager Terry Collins picked him to bat at the top of the lineup.
Zach Wheeler is a young kid with a ton of promise. The entire organization and fan base wants to watch him develop into a top flight pitcher. A fun interview!
And to finish off the night Mike suggested Duffys for a quick bite. The wings are unreal and we are trying fried cheesecake. The place is packed and we might even come back tomorrow because they even have a bakery too.
In today's viral video picks, little children steal the show! A baby laughs like a dolphin and one kid does the weather -- his own way.
Baby Laughs Like Dolphin
Kid Does the Weather at Local TV Station
The news late out of Yankees Camp was the health of Phil Hughes. Manager Joe Girardi called it a minor back injury that happened during fielding drills on Monday. This bears watching because Hughes is a starter that the Yanks are counting on and remember last year, Austin Romine's minor back problem turned into a bulging disc. Not saying the two are related but it is better to be extremely cautious. He will not take part in baseball activities for a few days.
I also spoke with Austin Romine about the frustration of the back problem and that aired Wednesday on FiOS 1 News. He is the young catcher trying to make the club.
Look for interviews at FiOS1NewsLI.com with ESPNNY.COM's Wally Matthews on the offense, SNY and WFAN Yankee Reporter Sweeny Murti on the starting pitching, and The Bergen Record's Pete Caldera on the overall state of the Yankees.
When in Tampa, you go to a Lightning game. I was able to wrangle a few tickets to a sellout at the St. Pete Times Forum Tuesday night to watch Tampa play Toronto. The place was filled with Leaf fans. It was a sea of blue except for me in my red sweater and Mike in his orange t-shirt. I don't get to go to many games as a fan and this was a treat!
The next treat was finding the most amazing taco place, The Taco Bus. A few of the younger players in the Yankees Clubhouse said that I had to check it out. Mike and I had heard about it on Monday and we explored Tampa and enjoyed the most incredible taco. I had the basic chicken taco and Mike had some sort of concoction that included bacon. Quote of the Night from Mike, "The Taco Bus better make a stop in New York."
That's a wrap on Tampa, off to Port St. Lucie and the Mets. 3 hour drive ahead and it is raining hard!
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