New Year’s Day Brunch with photos & recipes

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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.
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Decmeber 31, 2016

Camille

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Schedule of 2016 December Holiday dates thur New Year’s Day 2017 – Noel Night is Sat., Dec. 3rd

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Happy Holidays!
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Below is a schedule of 2016 December Holiday dates thur New Year’s Day 2017.
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Info on this Saturday’s 44th Noel Night follows directly below with venue and performance schedules.
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Ideas on Cyber Shopping Socials can be found in the NCM Blog post below.
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Most likely I will send information out on the balance of events prior to their scheduled dates.

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Detroit, MI

Saturday, December 3, 2016 – 5pm – 10pm 
Over 100 participating venues, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Public Library, will open their doors to the public free of charge during this Cultural Center-wide holiday open house. 
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Activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, food, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theatre, and dance groups, and other special performances.
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HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
Hanukkah
Saturday, 24, 2016 thur Sunday, January 1, 2017
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Christmas Eve 
Saturday. December 24, 2016
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Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25, 2016
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Kwanzaa 
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016 thur Sun., Jan. 1, 2017
The 39TH Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 – 9pm – 11pm ET
New Year’s Eve
Saturday, December 31, 2016

 
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New Year’s Day
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Ideas on Cyber Shopping Socials can be found in the NCM Blog post below.
NCM Blog
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December 1, 2016
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Enjoy Noel Night!
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Solo Cyber Shopping vs. Social Cyber Shopping – Which one suits you?

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Hello Everyone:
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Cyber Monday (Home Alone) was yesterday November 28th and allows one to shop from the comforts their warm home or during their breaks at their workplace.   
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Note:  You can now shop on-line for door busters starting as early as Thanksgiving Day morning–all from the comfort of your home vs. standing in a dark parking lot wet and shivering prior to the doors opening on Black Friday.  
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See NCM Blog below “Comedienne Karen Alloy’s Black Friday experience will leave you laughing”.
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By now people are aware of what to look for regarding on-line security. When in doubt, use your Pay Pal account or a prepaid card that you have transferred money onto for the purpose of shopping on-line.
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CYBER SHOPPING SOCIALS
For those of you that like the convenience of cyber shopping and also like mingling and sharing with people; consider CYBER SHOPPING SOCIALSwhich are safe, comfortable, creative and fun..
Host a casual Cyber shopping social by Inviting an intimate number of your family, friends and neighbors over for holiday gift shopping any day during the work week or the weekends leading up to Christmas.  
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For the recipe; see PDF file attachment  
White House Holiday Tour Book 2015
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Guests can bring their own notebooks and tablets.  If you like having food and beverages make something simple like chili in a crock pot or spread out some deli meats breads and cheeses for your guests to make their own sandwiches.  Paper plates and disposal utensils will make clean-up a breeze.
The host may prefer to have cookies and hot chocolate instead.  For those that like to bake there’s a recipe for Pumpkin Pie in the White House Holiday Tour Book 2015.  (see PDF file attachment at end of email)  
Put on some holiday music and your Cyber shopping socials eliminates the negative elements of Black Friday and that home alone feeling of Cyber Monday. Instead Cyber shopping socials shines a light on the positive elements of Small Business Saturday mingling and sharing with people.
See NCM Blog below SHOP LOCAL and become NOBEL – Small Business Saturday Nov. 26, 2016.
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One can host several Cyber shopping socials leading up to New Year 2016 or a guest may decide to host one in their home.  Every year the White House has a Christmas theme.  Last year it was “A Timeless Tradition Holidays at the White House 2015“.  (see PDF file attachment at end of email)  You may decide to have a theme for your Cyber shopping socials.
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If children will be in attendance provide them with their own room or area to craft holiday cards, decorations or play games.
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Cyber shopping with friends
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Cyber “Shop & Sip” with friends
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Couple enjoying cyber shopping
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Perfect for seniors or those physically challenged
Cyber shopping socials are perfect for seniors or individuals who are physically challenged providing a way to participate without the hassle of going to a shopping mall or walking throughout their neighborhood to purchase gifts; –which can be physically taxing.
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Senior couple & daughter cyber shop hassle free
Cyber shopping – a family affair
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Happy Holidays!
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SHOP LOCAL and become NOBEL – Small Business Saturday Nov. 26, 2016

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Saturday, November 26th
For those who want the experience of purchasing unique gifts and supporting your community’s stores, boutiques and restaurants; then Shop Small Business Saturday is for you now in its 7th year.  The concept was created by American Express in 2010.  
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Details about the day its history participating shops and restaurants are at the link above President Obama’s photo.
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President Obama with his daughters Sasha and Malia purchased 17 books on  “Shop Small Business Saturday”at Upshur Street Books last year
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Then the trio stopped by Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market & Cafe in Washington, D.C., where they ordered ice cream popsicles 
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The Obamas purchased a slew of new books including Purity: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen; Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel by Salman Rushdie; Elske: A Novel of the KingdomOn Fortune’s Wheel and Jackaroo: A Novel of the Kingdom by Cynthia Voigt; A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd; Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8 by Jeff Kinney and Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renée Russell.
President Obama is a diligent Small Business Saturday shopper who has also encouraged others to do their holiday shopping at small businesses over the years.
URBAN CARGO – On-line business
On-line businesses can also participate in Shop Small Business Saturday
Urban Cargo pictured below increased their on-line customer base 3X during their
on-line business launch.
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November 24, 2016

Shop Local & become Nobel
 
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Happy Labor Day Weekend- September 2016 – 16 Menu photos with recipes

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!
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For photos with recipes; click on link above the umbrella

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Beverages
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The Peach Flip – 
(frozen peaches, lemonade, Sprite and vodka)
Hawaiian Berry Smoothie
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Breads
Beer Batter Hush Puppies
Pull Apart Garlic Bread
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Appetizers
Stuffed Mushrooms
Shrimp and Bacon Stuffed Deviled Eggs
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Salads
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Peach Salad with Grilled Basil Chicken & 
White Balsamic-Honey Vinaigrette
Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing
Tomato, Onion and Basil Salad with
 Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

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Main Meal

Crab Feast Party (Steamed crabs & shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes, and sausage) 

Grilled Thai Coconut Lime Skirt Steak

Thai Cashew Coconut Rice with Ginger Peanut Sauce

Spicy Sauce:  Thai Spicy Peanut Sauce


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Desserts

Fresh Peach Cobbler

Key Lime Pie VII

The Ultimate Reese’s Cupcakes

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Spend Labor Day weekend with Family & Friends
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NCM Blog
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July 1, 2016
May 27, 2016
August 28, 2015
Bon Appetit!
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Camille
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Red, White and RELAX – July 4th 2016 – Menu Photos with Recipes

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Happy 4th of July Weekend!
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You will find at the link above the picnic table; photos of a picnic menu with recipes.
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Beverages

Real Margaritas

Raspberry Lemonade Slush

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Appetizer

Best Ever Roasted Salsa served with chips

Salads

Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw

Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

Vegetables

15-minute Corn on the Cob

Baked Blooming Onion

Main Meal

Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers (Turkey or Beef)

Grilled Hot Dogs with Sweet-Hot Relish

Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrochos) (beans simmered in beer)

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Desserts

Apple Pie Cookies

Boston Cooler “the real thing”

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Boston Cooler: Vernors (ginger ale) and 
vanilla ice cream blended together. 
So good! VERNORS Ginger Ale Company 
Vernors is a [spicy sweet] ginger flavored [golden color] soft drink and the oldest surviving ginger ale brand in the United States. It was created in 1866 by James Vernor, a Detroit pharmacist.

According to company legend, prior to the start of the American Civil War, while a clerk at the Higby & Sterns drugstore in Detroit, James Vernor experimented with flavors in an attempt to duplicate a popular ginger ale imported from Dublin, Ireland. When Vernor was called off to serve in the war, he stored the syrup base of 19 ingredients, including ginger, vanilla and other natural flavorings, in an oaken cask. 

After returning from battle four years later, he opened the keg and found the drink inside had been changed by the aging process in the wood. It was like nothing else he had ever tasted, and he purportedly declared it “Deliciously different,”which remains the drink’s motto to this day.


No fireworks yet, but you can fake it with 
confetti-filled balloon bombs — a surefire hit with 
partygoers young and old.
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May 27, 2016
August 28, 2015
Bon Appetit!
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Camille
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Play is a banquet for the brain, a smorgasbord for the senses – Memorial Day Treats

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The Importance of Play: 

Having Fun Must be Taken Seriously

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Memorial Day weekend is the start of Summer and I hope everyone takes advantage of this warm weather and enjoy themselves.
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You will find at the link below photos of Summer time treats with recipes.
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Beverage
Red Sangria
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Bread
Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread 
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Salads
Watermelon Prosciutto Salad
Lemon Poppyseed  Broccoli Salad
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Main Meal
One Pot Saucy Creamy Mac and Cheese
Polynesian Style Pork Ribs Luau Ribs
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
Desserts
All American Banana Split
Blueberry Pie
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“When was the last time you had a Banana Split?”
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Bon Appetit!
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