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Main Street Double Cutaway Black Electric Guitar with Flames Finish MEDCFL

Main Street Double Cutaway Black Electric Guitar with Flames Features: Double Cutaway 3 Single Coil pickups Solid Alder Body 22 Frets Vintage Bridge 5-Way Selector Switch Sealed Diecast tuners Black finish with flame design

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Quality Professional DJ Amp with 730 Watts of Power APA250

Quality Professional DJ Amp with 730 Watts of Power APA250 Features: – Input Impedance: 10K Ohms, Unbalanced & Balanced – Input Sensitivity: 1.15V – Output power: 8 ohms/ stereo 220 watt per channel – 4 Ohms/Stereo 380 watt/channel – 4 ohms bridged 730 watt – Frequency Response: 25HZ-25kHZ +0/-1dB – Total Harmonic Distortion <0.3% – Signal to Noise Ration: 100dB

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Beer Bags 4 Piece Studded Motorcycle Saddlebag Cooler Set LUMSADCB

Beer Bags 4 Piece Studded Motorcycle Saddlebag Cooler Set Features built-in bottle opener on one bag, skull and crossbones emblem on the other and removable insulated cooler bag inserts in both bags. Each bag measures 14-1/2" x 13-1/2" x 8". Patent pending.

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Make Chicken and Vegetable Phyllo Rolls Recipe
 

2 large carrots shredded
4 ounces savoy cabbage shredded 2 cups
1/3 cup slivered green onions
8 ounces ground uncooked chicken breast
1/2 cup canadian bacon, minced
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 T dry plain bread crumbs
2 tsp chopped fresh sage
2 tsp chopped thyme
1/4 tsp salt
8 large sheets phyllo
1/4 cup 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp roasted sesame seeds (just dry roast in a frying pan on stove
til golden brown)

Cranberry Mustard Sauce
1/3 cup jellied cranberry sauce
2 T red wine vinegar
1 T olive oil
1 T dijon mustard

Mix ingredients for sauce and set aside to marry flavors. Mix filling by mixing first 11 ingredients together well in a large bowl. Preheat oven to 375 and set out nonstick baking sheet.

On a flat surface cut the 8 phyllo sheets in half lengthwise making 16 pieces. Trim each into a thin strip 15 inches long by 6 inches wide. (You can make these any size you want really). Cover with lightly dampened cloth so it doesn’t dry out.

For each roll, use two pastry pieces. Brush lightly with butter and top with second strip and brush it also lightly with butter. Place 1/8 of filling across one end of pastry strip. Roll filling up inside pastry folding in long sides as you roll making it a close roll like an eggroll.

It will be about 5 x 2 inches. Place parcels seam side down on baking sheet. Brush with a little more butter and repeat with rest of fillng and phyllo to make 8 rolls.

Using a serated knife, make 3 SHALLOW diagonal slashes across top of each parcel. Brush with rest of butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 30 minutes or until golden.

To serve put roll on top of spring greens or salad greens of choice and drizzle cranberry mustard sauce over top.
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Source: Susanna Freeman

Happiness is like a virus, you would never come to know when it gets spread and your smile is seen in some one else’s eyes. The event of Mardi Gras is all about spreading that festive smile. While it is considered a special time span of the year down at Cajun Country, you can bring this festivity home quite easily.

Even if you do not reside in New Orleans, celebrating a festival only requires the right spirit. And in case of the Mardi Gras – the right ingredients. Yes, the essence of this celebration is the food, because Cajun cooking is known all across the world and this festival is all about touching the roots, the traditions and getting back some real Cajun cooking.

Now, to indeed spell the feel of Mardi Gras, plan a grand old meal fitting for King Rex. New Orleans city is known for their party moods and that’s where you hit the jackpot. So, now note down the key ingredients – spices and rice.

Actually, people always have a hard time locating the real ingredients required for Cajun recipes. In case you meet a similar kind of problem, remember two key features of this style:

1. Cajun food is very spicy, so has quite many hot sauces in the meal.

2. It consists of a lot of rice.

The reason behind is the same – the social structure in those days. In the olden days when the society was primarily divided in to the main sections like very poor, average and the rich, the riches had the food that the poor ones couldn’t even imagine. Those people used a lot of rice. Rice is indispensable in all sorts of dishes ranging from gumbo to red beans. The other variations depend upon the cost and culture. Creole is considered a rather richer choice.

In order to add some taste to this bland food, the poor in olden days used excess of spices. The modern day restaurants that serve Cajun food often tone down the spices to the colloquial tastes. Yet, till date expect the Cajun dishes to be a bit more heated up than the rest. The Cajun natives naturally then can handle the heat in the food quite well. For this they also have ample quantities of iced tea. The restaurants have iced flowing through the taps to help combat those teensy dishes when they get a bit too hot.

Some known Cajun favorites are listed below:

1. Po boys or Muffalettas

For those who want to go in for some lighter choices the sure names are po boys or muffalettas. Po boys are sandwiches that are some what deceiving in their appearance. These are anyways very filling meals. So as to prepare perfect po boys, one must look out for the perfect bread. Look for it anywhere outside Crescent City. This bread has some unique ‘chewiness’ that is a part of the real flavor of po boy. It cannot be imitated elsewhere. I’ve been all around the country and I’m sure of this fact.

2. French Fries

These continue be a part of the all time favorites for the Cajun countries.

3. Fried Sweet Potatoes

Down south, people like to fry almost everything. The recipe of fried sweet potatoes is pretty different and interesting. Its sweetness counteracts the spices of other Cajun favorites.

4. Chicory Coffee

A perfect finish to the Cajun meal is chicory coffee. In case the local coffee shop does not solve the purpose, try surfing through the website of Café du Monde. Just like its known about spices and rice, it is believed that chicory was blended in coffee and was often used as a replacement for coffee being its cheaper substitute. Though today one could go ahead with real coffee and a mere hint of chicory, chicory is rather unique in flavor. For a large segment of people chicory is synonymous for the city all together.

These recipes can easily be located through internet within a click’ time. So, all the best for planning your Mardi Gras cooking. Whether you are located in the New Orleans or elsewhere!

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Maxam 12 ounce Lunch Sized Stainless Steel Vacuum Bottle KTHERM35

Maxam 12 ounce Lunch Sized Stainless Steel Vacuum Bottle Features one touch stopper, stainless steel construction inside and out, vacuum insulation, and it’s light and convenient, the perfect size for most lunch containers. Measures 7-3/4" tall, 2-3/4" in diameter. Limited lifetime warranty. Gift boxed.

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Leupold FX-II 2.5x28 Scout Duplex Matte Rifle Scope - LP58810

FX II riflescopes are for those hunters and shooters who appreciate the ruggedness, accuracy, and purity of a fixed power riflescope. They feature the Multicoat 4 lens system which optimizes brightness, clarity, and contrast. Legendary Leupold ruggedness

3-Cheese Pasta Bake
1 (10oz) Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup shredded two-cheese blend
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp pepper
4 cups cooked corkscrew pasta

1) Mix soup, cheese milk and pepper in 1 1/2 quart casserole. Stir in pasta. 2) Bake at 400, for 20 minutes or until hot. Serves 4

VARIATION – Use 2-quart casserole. Add 1 cup cubed cooked turkey or chicken with cheese.
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Source: ryanandtylersmommy

Wishing Well Rustic Solar Garden Water Fountain

Wishing Well Rustic Solar Garden Water Fountain  Grace your garden with rustic romance and the music of flowing water! Elegant faux cobblestone fountain features the convenience of two power options: Solar panels for cord-free enjoyment, or an optional electrical plug for shady locations or overcast days.   Weight 17 lbs. Polyresin, stonepowder, and sand. Solar panel, pump, electrical adapter included. May Require Additional Freight Charge. Some Assembly Required. UL Recognized. 15 3/8" x 15 3/8" x 25" high.  

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Mossberg Folding Skinning Knife with Leather Sheath MOFSF

Mossberg Folding Skinning Knife with Leather Sheath MOFSF Features stainless steel blade and frame with polished bone handle. Includes leather sheath. Measures 7-7/8" open, with a 3-5/8" blade. Limited lifetime warranty. Clamshell.

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Nikon Monarch 5-20x44 Side Focus Nikoplex Matte Rifle Scope - NK8424

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Maxam Fillet Knife with Soft Grip Rubber Handle and Hard Sheath SKFILET3

Maxam Fillet Knife with Soft Grip Rubber Handle and Hard Sheath SKFILET3   Features stainless steel blade, soft grip rubber handle and hard sheath with belt loop. Measures 7-7/8" overall with a 6-1/8" blade. Limited lifetime warranty. Gift boxed.

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Creamy Chocolate-Pecan Fudge
 8 1-oz sqs semisweet chocolate
-chopped coarse
8 1-oz sqs unsweetened choc.
-chopped coarse
7 1/2 oz Jar marshmallow cream
2 c Pecans; coarsely chopped
13 oz Evaporated milk
4 c Sugar
2 tb Butter or margarine
1/4 ts Salt
1 tb Vanilla
Pecan halves (optional)

Place chocolate, marshmallow cream and pecan in large bowl; set
aside. In large heavy saucepan combine milk, sugar, butter and salt.
Bring to boil, stirring; boil slowly 9 minutes. Pour at once over
chocolate mixture; add vanilla. With wooden spoon stir vigorously
until chocolate is melted and mixture creamy. Pour into buttered
15x10x1″ pan or large tray lined with waxed paper. Smooth top.
Garnish with pecan halves. Chill until firm. Cut into 1″ squares.
Per square without pecan garnish: 57 cal, 1 g pro, 8 g car, 3 g fat,
1 mg chol with butter, 0 mg chol with margarine.
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From Woman’s Day/November 22, 1979

Crock Pot Bavarian Pot Roast
3 to 4 lbs pot roast (organic or free range if possible)
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3 whole cloves
4 medium apples — cored and quartered
1 small onion — sliced
1/2 cup apple juice or water
3 tablespoons flour (up to 4 tbs.)
3 tablespoons water (up to 4 tbs.)
Serves 6 to 8

Wipe roast well and trim off excess fat. Lightly rub top of meat with oil. Dust with salt, pepper, and ginger. Insert cloves in roast. Place apples and onions in Crock Pot and top with roast (cut roast in half, if necessary, to fit easily). Pour in apple juice. Cover and cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours or on High for 5 to 6 hours. Remove roast and apples to warm platter. Turn Crock Pot to High setting. Make a smooth paste of the flour and water; stir into Crock Pot. Cover and cook until thickened.
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Source: Courtesy of Chet Day’s Health & Beyond Online

Biederlack Camo Green Child's Cuddlewrap - Cuddle Wrap for kids B1754

It’s a pint-sized camouflage cuddlewrap just for kids! You and your child can sit by the fire on those cold nights wrapped snuggly in a beautiful, soft Biederlack Cuddle Wrap. Biederlack presents its children’s cuddlewrap collection, complementing the adult version. Little Camo Green Cuddlewrap B1754 85% Acrylic 15% Polyester. Size: 45 x 40 inches Easy Care: machine wash gentle cycle, cold water tumble dry low heat.

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Titanium Dirt Magic Wet-Dry Auto Vac or Garage/Shop Vacuum AUVWD3

Titanium Dirt Magic Wet-Dry Auto Vac or Garage/Shop Vacuum AUVWD3. Heavy Duty vaccum features vehicle power source plug, 39" hose, 3 nozzles, and brush attachment. Metallic titanium color. 90 watt/8 amp motor, 3 meter cord and 2 liter reservoir. Measures 8" x 9" x 9-1/2". Gift boxed.

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Make Relish Recipe
I make this relish in the summer time to use in gift baskets at Christmas. Most people bring the jar back and ask for a refill.

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 lbs. Light brown sugar
2 tsp. Tumeric
2 tsp. Black peppe
2 Tbsp. Mustard seeds
42 oz. Cider vinegar
1 cup plus 1 Tbsp. Yellow American mustard
2 lbs. Green cabbage, finely chopped
8 lb. Sweet onions, chopped
1 red pepper chopped
3 green peppers, chopped

Mix together flour, sugar, tumeric, black pepper and mustardseeds. Stir in vinegar slowly to prevent lumps. Add mustard. Place into a pot which will be large enough to hold all ingredients. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring, until mixture begins to thicken. Add cabbage. Cook until it just begins to soften. Add onions and peppers and continue to cook until they also just begin to soften. Stir frequently to prevent scorching.

When the vegetables are ready, you may either put them up in hot, sterilized canning jars, following the directions on the package to seal the tops or you may simply store the relish in the refrigerator. It will keep there in jars for about 2 months.
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Source: “samiam1944″

V-Dimension Helius Solar Powered Backpack For Charging Cell Phones iPods and PDAs

V-Dimension Helius Solar Powered Backpack For Charging Cell Phones, iPods, and PDAs V-Dimension introduces the Helius solar powered backpack. The Helius is a truly innovative product that will forever change the way people use their backpacks. The backpac

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Make Egg Nog Lotion-Recipe
 

Can be used for both face and body application.
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
1 tablespoon rum
1/4 cup light oil (canola, almond, and walnut work well)

In a blender, mix together the egg yolks, cream, and rum until well blended.  With the blender running, slowly add the oil in a think stream until well combined.  Pour the creamy lotion into a clean container and store in the refrigerator.

Yield: 8 ounces

From: Natural Beauty for All Seasons by Janice Cox

NTI Media Maker 9 For Digital Media Applications by New Tech Infosystems

NTI Media Maker 9 For Digital Media Applications by New Tech Infosystems NTI Media Maker 9 delivers an easy-to-use, yet powerful suite of digital media applications. Family members of any age can quickly create dazzling CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs like a

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Sweet Potato Delight from The Taste Of Oregon Cookbook, a staple in our home. We love this recipe for our Thanksgiving Dinner and also love to eat it during the cool Fall weather. Our family has served this dish for years. It reminds us of Mom and her wonderful loving Thanksgiving traditions. We miss Mom, but we love to remember her warm and loving approach to each holiday. She always made an effort to decorate her house and to have traditions that we could count on. There is something so wonderful of familiarity.

Our favorite fall side dish is actually used as a dessert in our house. This casserole has delighted many people who believed they did not like Sweet Potatoes. This year we will be making the casserole/dessert using Agave Nectar and a gluten free flour blend after finding out that three family members are gluten intolerant.

(For each cup of white sugar replaced, use 2/3 of a cup of agave and reduce other liquids by 1/4 to 1/3 cup.) 

Sweet Potato Delight Serves 6-8

  • 3 C. cooked mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (this year I will substitute Agave Nectar)
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. butter

 

Topping:

  • 1 C. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. flour
  • 1 C. chopped pecans
  • 1/3 c. butter

 

Mix all ingredients together except the topping and pour into a buttered casserole dish or stoneware.

Mix topping ingredients together and sprinkle over the casserole.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. If you use the agave nectar, some people like to decrease the temperature by 25 degrees.

Enjoy!

Linda Cramer is a contributing author at Planet Gift Baskets, an industry leader in gift baskets and holiday gifts. For more sympathy gift ideas visit the Sympathy Gifts found at Planet Gift Baskets.

 

Classic Safari Aluminum Gun Rifle Case with Combination Locks SPGC

Classic Safari Aluminum Gun Rifle Case with Combination Locks and Foam Inserts SPGC. Features aluminum exterior, 2 combination locks and foam inserts to protect guns from damage. Measures 44" x 4-1/8" x 11". White box.

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Mitaki-Japan Non-Functioning Mock Security Camera ELCAMERA2

Mitaki-Japan Non-Functioning Mock Security Camera This camera is the ultimate crime deterrent. It features a motion detecting sensor that makes it appear to work as an actual security camera! A light will come on when the sensor is activated. No wiring needed. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included). Gift boxed.

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Bushnell Sportview 15-45x50mm Zoom Spotting Scope with Tripod & Hard Case - BS781545

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