New Year’s Day Brunch with photos & recipes

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New Year’s Eve count down


Swedish Princess Cake

Brunch Menu

Marcus Samuelsson Swedish Glogg Recipe

Oprah Fruit Salad Breakfast
Oprah’s Corn Fritters
Despite her busy schedule, even Oprah has time to cook! Watch as she makes Stedman’s favorite breakfast, corn fritters, from scratch. Although the recipe is simple, this morning meal looks delicious, especially with a touch of syrup. Serve ’em hot and batter up to your morning routine.
Oprah’s Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Herbs and Cheese
(Vegetarian Dish)
Baked Eggs in Ham Baskets
(Oprah’s site)

Marcus Samuelsson’s Swedish Princess Cake

Released October 2016
Southern comfort food and multicultural recipes from the New York Times best-selling superstar chef Marcus Samuelsson’s iconic Harlem restaurant.

When the James Beard Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson opened Red Rooster on Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem, he envisioned more than a restaurant. It would be the heart of his neighborhood and a meet-and-greet for both the downtown and the uptown sets, serving Southern black and cross-cultural food. It would reflect Harlem’s history. Ever since the 1930s, Harlem has been a magnet for more than a million African Americans, a melting pot for Spanish, African, and Caribbean immigrants, and a mecca for artists. 

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These traditions converge on Rooster’s menu, with Brown Butter Biscuits, Chicken and Waffle, Killer Collards, and Donuts with Sweet Potato Cream. They’re joined by global-influenced dishes such as Jerk Bacon and Baked Beans, Latino Pork and Plantains, and Chinese Steamed Bass and Fiery Noodles. Samuelsson’s Swedish-Ethiopian background shows in Ethiopian Spice-Crusted Lamb, Slow-Baked Blueberry Bread with Spiced Maple Syrup, and the Green Viking, sprightly Apple Sorbet with Caramel Sauce. 

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Interspersed with lyrical essays that convey the flavor of the place and stunning archival and contemporary photos, The Red Rooster Cookbook is as layered as its inheritance. 

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January 3, 2017 Release Date
Oprah Winfrey will be the first to tell you, she has had a complicated relationship with food. It’s been both a source of delight and comfort for her, but also the cause of an ongoing struggle with her weight. In Food, Health, and Happiness
Oprah shares the recipes that have allowed eating to finally be joyful for her. With dishes created and prepared alongside her favorite chefs, paired with personal essays and memories from Oprah herself, this cookbook offers a candid, behind-the-scenes look into the life (and kitchen!) of one of the most influential and respected celebrities in the world. 
Delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare, these are the recipes Oprah most loves to make at home and share with friends and family. From simple pleasures like Unfried Chicken and Turkey Chili, to such celebrations of freshness as Tuscan Kale and Apple Salad and Pasta Primavera, this is food as it should be: a taste of happiness, a ritual to be shared, a toast to life.
NCM Blog
Decmeber 31, 2016

Camille

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The 39th annual Kennedy Center Honors airs Tuesday, Dec. 27th – Video of the reception speech with photos

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Hello Everyone!

Stephen Colbert will return to host the 39th annual Kennedy Center Honors event which is one of the highlights of the Washington social calendar, and will be broadcast on the CBS Network on Dec. 27, 2016 at 9pm EST

The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala went to the man attending his eighth and most likely his last honors presentation: President Barack Obama.

President Obama humorously speaks at the reception for Kennedy Center Honorees in the video below..

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the for the Kennedy Center Honoree Reception at the White House_Dec. 4, 2016
The event paid tribute to 2016’s honorees, including (seated left) actor Al Pacino,  
gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples, pianist Martha Argerich. singer-songwriter
 James Taylor and (standing left) rock legends Joe Walsh, Don Henley, and
Timothy Schmit of the Eagles 
President Obama introduces the 2016 Kennedy Center Honorees at the White House reception_December 4, 2014
President Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama enjoying the
2016  Kennedy Center Honors_December 4, 2016 
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Fashionistas:  
First Lady Michelle Obama is stunning in an off-the-shoulder Gucci holiday dress. With forest green and rose gold embellishments. 
NCM Blog
December 27 2016
Happy New Year!
Camille

Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa converges for an Exciting Holiday Season

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Beautiful Vintage Hanukkah Menorah
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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle and Rabbi Rachel Isaacs join Chemi Peres and Mika Almog for the menorah lighting during Hanukkah in the East Room of the White House, Dec. 14, 2016
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Hanukkah
Saturday, December 24, 2016 – Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/ hah-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה‎ khanuká, Tiberian: khanuká, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, [ˈχanukə] or [ˈχanikə] in Yiddish; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Ḥanukah) is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire.

Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication.

The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah (also called a Chanukiah/Hanukiah), one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical menorah consists of eight branches with an additional visually distinct branch. The extra light, with which the others are lit, is called a shamash (Hebrew: שמש‎‎, “attendant”) and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest.

Other Hanukkah festivities include playing dreidel and eating oil-based foods such as doughnuts and latkes. Since the 1970s, the worldwide Chabad Hasidic movement has initiated public menorah lightings in open public places in many countries.

 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 – 3pm – 8pm
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Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas tree with presents hanging on the tree
Significance Day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus
Observances Gift shopping, gift giving, goodwill greetings, Midnight Mass, other church services, meals, preparations for the arrival of Christmas gift-bringers, preparing for Christmas
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Christmas Tree fashioned into a festive dress
Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Christmas Day is a holiday in many, but not all, countries. Many homes have Christmas trees and other decorations in the weeks leading to Christmas Day. Some workplaces hold Christmas parties prior to December 25. Festive activities include exchanging presents, singing Christmas songs, going to parties.

It’s a special time when children get presents from family, friends and Santa Claus, or Father Christmas. Christmas cards are also given or sent out prior to Christmas Day.

For some, Christmas is an exclusive family affair, while others invite friends to a Christmas buffet or pot luck meal. Churches have special services and may include a crèche or miniature Nativity scene.

Opens in Theatres on Christmas Day, December 25th
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‘Fences’ film adaptation of August Wilson’s play staring 
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis
Kwanzaa means “First Fruits of Harvest”
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Kwanzaa
Monday, December 26, 2016 – Sunday, January 1, 2017
Kwanzaa (/ˈkwɑːn.zə/) is a week-long celebration held in the United States and in other nations of the Western African diaspora in the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966–67.
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In their Guide to Whole Health series, Oprah and Deepak offer a unique blend of meditation and activities to help support facets of daily life that many people find difficult.
NCM Blog
December 23, 2016
Happy Holidays!
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The Choice 2016 (full film) | Frontline PBS Special – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

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Hello Everyone!

This excellent PBS special of the two presidential candidates aired September 27, 2016; the day after the first general election debate between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Real Estate Businessman Donald Trump.  

This special digs deep into what formed their unique personalities. their motivations and views of the world.
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Enjoy!

The Choice 2016 (full film) | FRONTLINE
September 27, 2016
NCM Blog
November 6, 2015
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Camille

Trump booed and jeered – Clinton prepared and poised at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner [FULL VIDEO]

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Clinton & Trump Breaking News Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

New Emails in Clinton Case Came From Anthony Weiner’s Electronic Devices

Federal law enforcement officials said Friday that the new emails uncovered in the closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server were discovered after the F.B.I. seized electronic devices belonging to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Mrs. Clinton, and her husband, Anthony Weiner.
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The F.B.I. is investigating illicit text messages that Mr. Weiner sent to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The bureau told Congress on Friday that it had uncovered new emails related to the Clinton case

A former Miss Utah winner will hold a press conference today to address Donald Trump’s threat to sue women who accuse him of sexual misconduct.

Temple Taggart, who won Miss Utah in 1997, accused the Republican presidential nominee of kissing her without her consent in an interview with The New York Times. She said she wasn’t the only beauty pageant contestant he kissed.

“He kissed me directly on the lips. I thought, ‘Oh my God, gross.’ He was married to Marla Maples at the time,” she told The Times. “I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like ‘Wow, that’s inappropriate.’ ”

Taggart and her attorney, Gloria Allred, announced in a press release they would “stand up to Donald Trump’sthreat” for the first time at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.  The conference will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump laugh during Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York at the 
Waldorf Astoria October 20, 2016
 
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Hillary Clinton shakes Chris Wallace’s hand as a chagrined Donald Trump looks on after the 3rd and final presidential debate October 19, 2016
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Chris Wallace, FOX News anchor & political commentator moderated the 3rd and final presidential debate on
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Each state varies and some have no early voting like Michigan; however, there are 6 situations (ranging from being 60 years and older, for religious reasons to being out-of-town on election day) where you can receive an absentee ballot; thereby casting your vote early and from home,
The best anti-voter suppression tool is to 
VOTE EARLY
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October 27, 2016
Be the Media!
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Camille

Michelle Obama Just Delivered the Most Powerful Speech of the 2016 Campaign [FULL VIDEO]

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There remains a moral high ground in American politics, and on Thursday Michelle Obama spoke from it.In so doing she provided precisely the clarity that has been needed to raise the quality of the discourse that Donald Trump has so damaged.

 
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a campaign 
rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
Manchester, New Hampshire_Oct. 13, 2016

The final presidential debate will be hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Oct. 19, 2016.   Fox News’ Chris Wallace
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Each state varies and some have no early voting like Michigan; however, there are 6 situations (ranging from being 60 years old to being out-of-town on election day) where you can receive an absentee ballot; thereby casting your vote early and from home,
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Camille

Martha Raddatz and Anderson Cooper Steered Debate With Sharp Questions – [Final Debate Oct. 19th Info Enclosed]

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The final presidential debate will be hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Oct. 19, 2016.   Fox News’ Chris Wallace

Everything you need to know about Trump and Clinton’s third 2016 presidential debate – Article

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Lester Holt (1st debate), Martha Raddatz and Anderson Cooper’s (2nd debate) were tenacious in questioning Donald Trump.
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Mr. Holt’s question about Donald Trump’s stating that Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine did not look presidential allowed Clinton to pivot to Trump’s warped views on women in which she blindsided Trump with his degrading names for Alicia Machado from Venezuela who won the 1996 Miss Universe pageant.
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Mr. Cooper’s question about whether Trump actually assaulted women like what he said on the infamous 2005 Billy Bush tape;.subsequently, lead to 9 women coming forward to say they were grouped by Trump.
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 Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz moderators 
for the 2nd Presidential Debate (Town Hall)
Trump’s Meltdown August 22nd and Total Meltdown October 13th
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2016 Presidential and Vice President 
Debate Moderators
NBC’s Lester Holt, ABC’s Martha Raddatz,
CNN’s Anderson Cooper, FOX’s Chris Wallace,
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Each state varies and some have no early voting like Michigan; however, there are 6 situations (ranging from being 60 years old to being out-of-town on election day) where you can receive an absentee ballot; thereby casting your vote early and from home,
NCM Blog
October 15, 2016
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