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Double Layer Pumpkin Pie!

Double Layer Pumpkin Pie

Prep Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Double Layer Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is always a favorite during the holiday season, bring this to the family meal and there will be smiles all around!

Ingredients

  • Recipe from Miss Nancy (Cade’s Mama)
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese (I used Neufchatel), softened
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 8oz Tub Cool Whip
  • 1 Graham Cracker or Vanilla Wafer Crust
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 15oz Can Pumpkin
  • 2 Pkg 4oz serving size French Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves

Instructions

  1. Mix the cream cheese (remember you want it softened so it will be smooth) with the milk and sugar in a large bowl. Beat until smooth. Gently fold in half of the cool whip. Spread onto the bottom of the pie crust and set aside.
  2. Pour 1 cup of milk, pumpkin, dry pudding mixes, and spices into a large bowl. Beat the mixture until smooth and thick. Spread on top of the first mixture. Place in the fridge for 4 hours, or until set.
  3. Top with remaining cool whip and serve!

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast!

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 3lb turkey breast

Serving Size: 2 slices of turkey

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Want the delicious and juicy turkey without all of the fuss? This sage roasted turkey breast is easy for even the most hesitant cook.

Ingredients

  • 3lb Boneless Turkey Breast, thawed
  • 4 Sage Leaves, fresh
  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme, chopped, fresh
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
                

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Instructions

  1. Place the turkey breast on a flat surface and gently lift the skin to expose the breast. Sprinkle evenly with the salt, pepper, thyme and the sage leave. Place the skin back down and drizzle with olive oil. Bake according to package instructions, but ours took 2 1/2 hours at 325. Allow the turkey to rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

Bourban Pecan Pie: Southern Comfort!

 

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Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon whiskey
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 prepared pie crust
 Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Lightly beat eggs with a fork in a medium sized mixing bowl. Using a spoon, mix in corn syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla, and bourbon. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into prepared pie crust.

Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 65 minutes until center seems set. Allow to cool before serving.

Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Trey Smith: Happy 21st birthday!

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Hyapatia Lee:Happy Birthday!

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Lee was born as Victoria (Vicki) Lynchin Haughville, Indianapolis, to teenaged parents. She attended the local high school, where she performed in several musicals. She developed dissociative identity disorder in her teenage years, following reported sexual abuse from her stepfather. She views Hyapatia as a particular personality that allowed her to perform. She met and married Bud Lee, with whom she bought land in rural southern Indiana, where she has lived since.The couple had two children, who were homeschooled by their mother at their Indiana home.

 

After winning the 1979 Miss Nude Galaxy contest in Roselawn, Indiana, its owner cast Lee in The Young Like It Hot (1983). Her movie debut happened though in Naughty Girls Need Love Too, also from 1983. In 1984 she appeared in a the movie Sweet Young Foxes. In 1984, she appeared in Penthouse, in the same September 1984 record-breaking bestselling issue that exposed Miss America 1984, Vanessa Williams (although it became illegal to own since its Penthouse Pet was minor Traci Lords).

 

With time, her husband Bud joined the cast and crew of her films. Together they created the second-most-expensive pornographic film, The Ribald Tales of Canterbury (1985), with Bud Lee directing and Hyapatia Lee starring and screenwriting a version of Geoffrey Chaucer’s classic The Canterbury Tales.

 

Lee had difficulties coping with the fame and recognition she received, and had increasing problems with mental illness. She was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, and in 1993, blacked out after having left the set of Native Tongue following a confrontation with the director. She retired from the industry and separated from Bud the same year. She has since remarried and had another child.

 

Also in 1993, she was inducted into the XRCO and AVN Halls of Fame. She was also given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Free Speech Coalition in 1995.

 

In 1998, members of her fan club had received word of her death due to diabetes. It was later revealed by the work of porn journalist Luke Ford that Hyapatia herself fixed the hoax in an effort to sell merchandise.

 

Lee appeared in a 2013 episode of the television series Gigolos under her real first name, Vicki.

 

 

In 1994, Lee recorded the album Double Euphoric with her band W4IK. She toured with the same band (which was based in Los Angeles) and also with another band based in Indiana, called Vision Quest.

 

In 1999, one of Lee’s tracks from her 1994 release appeared on the music CD Porn to Rock.In 2000, she self-published an autobiography, but has largely tried to distance herself from her past career.Like many performers, she retained no rights to her films, and does not earn royalties, but chose not to sue to reclaim cybersquatting entities that use her alias in their domain names.

 

Under her birth name, Lee has made a return to the mainstream stage. She currently is a member of the Coachlight Musical Theater in Nashville, Indiana.

 

Double Euphoric has been rereleased in September 2010 both as physical and digital version  via outlets such as CD Baby, Amazon and Apple iTunes.

 

Charles Manson:Happy Birthday!

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TAMALA JONES:Happy Birthday!

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Russell Westbrooke:Happy 25th Birthday!

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Grace Kelly:Happy Birthday!

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RYAN GOSLING:Happy Birthday!

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Tevin Campbell:Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday to R&B Singer and Actor Tevin Campbell Tevin Jermod Campbell (born November 12, 1976) is an American R&B singer-songwriter and actor.
In 1988, a friend of Campbell’s mother arranged for him to audition for jazz flutist Bobbie Humphrey by singing over the phone to her in New York. Humphrey took an interest in Campbell and submitted an audio and videotape to Warner Bros. This led to a meeting with Benny Medina, the Warner’s senior vice president and general sales manager of black music. … Campbell was introduced to the R&B world by Quincy Jones in August 1989. Campbell’s debut single was “Tomorrow (A Better You Better Me)” which reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip hop Singles chart in June 1990.
This was a vocal version of a 1976 instrumental by The Brothers Johnson. It was the lead single from Jones’ critically acclaimed ensemble LP Back on the Block which won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1991. After working with Jones and writers and producers including Siedah Garrett, Campbell worked with producers Narada Michael Walden, Al B. Sure, Babyface, and others to record additional music.
Campbell’s first solo hit was “Round and Round”, which charted at #3 on R&B charts in November 1990[5] and #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1991 was produced by Prince and was featured in Prince’s film Graffiti Bridge.[6] Campbell followed the success of his first two singles by releasing his debut album, T.E.V.I.N., in November 1991 which featured the R&B hit singles and Campbell’s #1 R&B hit: “Tell Me What You Want Me to Do” followed by “Alone with You”, and “Goodbye.

JOSELINE HERNANDEZ:Happy Birthday!

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LEONARDO DICAPRIO:Happy Birthday!

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Lavern Baker:(November 11, 1929 – March 10, 1997) Happy Birthday!

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Chilled Asparagus Pea Soup!

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1 tsp. olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 lb asparagus, chopped into 1″ pieces 6 oz. fresh English peas 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt Fresh ground black pepper 4 cups vegetable broth 1 cup 0% or 2% fat Greek Yogurt

  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a dutch oven.  Add onions and garlic and sauté until translucent.  Add asparagus, peas, salt, pepper and broth.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer.  Simmer for about 15 minutes or until the vegetables are fork tender.
  3. Let cool for about 15 minutes.
  4. Add half of the soup to a blender.  Take off the plastic insert from the top of the blender.  Place the top back on the blender and cover the whole with a kitchen towel.  Turn blender onto low and increase the speed to puree the soup.
  5. Pour puree into a large bowl.  Place the rest of the soup in the blender and  puree it.  Add to bowl.
  6. Stir in the yogurt and chill completely.

Makes 6 1/2 to 7 cups

Nutritional value per 1 cup serving:

Calories 67    Fat 1 gram    Carbs 10 grams    Fiber 2 grams    Protein 6 grams

TLC:”No Clothes”!

 

184629276-1383766555Former teen queen Miley Cyrus caused quite a stir when she stripped down to her skivvies and twerked on a teddy bear at the 2013 VMAs. They grow up so fast, don’t they? Unfortunately, not everyone is on board with Hannah Montana’s racy coming-of-age style — including Tionne “T-boz” Watkins and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas of TLC.

“A lot of females are pushing the sexy envelope now because they see it gets them attention. “Miley is a bigger deal because she came from Disney,” T-Boz told In Touch. “We had a way of being sexy without showing all our goody-goodies. We proved you could be successful by keeping your clothes on!”

Amen, sister friend! While the ladies of TLC certainly pushed the boundaries with their socially-conscious song lyrics and sexy midriff-baring outfits, they always kept it classy. In fact, their message was pretty empowering when you think about it. They promoted safe sex, rapped about believing in yourself, and refused to let anyone make them feel “unpretty.”

Nowadays, T-boz and Chilli are busy recording a new album, including their new song “Meant to Be,” which features footage of the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in the video. Additionally, T-boz and Chilli were both executive producers on VH1’s biopic CrazySexyCool, which highlights the group’s rise to fame and simultaneous financial downfall.

“There’s nothing fake about TLC,” T-boz continues. “We didn’t want to give that false sense of glitz and glamour about the business. We wanted people to know the reality of what we were living. We wanted to tell the truth: You can sell a lot of records and do a lot of things — and you’re in the poor house!”

Hopefully these ladies can use their voices not only to inspire a new generation of up-and-coming female artists, but also to encourage them to stay true to themselves. And cue “Waterfalls.”

Do you agree with TLC, or are they being too critical of Miley? Weigh in below.

Source: In Touch

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels!

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2 cups milk
1 1/2 tablespoons (2 packets) active
dry yeast
6 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted
4 1/2
cups flour
2 teaspoons fine salt

1/3 cup baking soda
3 cups
warm water
Coarse salt
8 tablespoons butter, melted in a shallow dish

Warm up the milk in the microwave or on the stove for just
about one and a half minutes. It should be about 110º. If it’s too hot it will
kill the yeast. You should be able to comfortably keep your finger in it. Stir
in the yeast and let it sit for about 3 minutes. Add the butter and sugar. Add
the flour about 1 cup at a time and the add the fine salt. Kneed for about 10
minutes with a stand mixer, or by hand. Put it in a greased bowl and cover with
greased cling wrap. Let rise for 1 hour in a moist, warm place until doubled in
size. Preheat the oven to 450º. Punch down dough and divide into 12 lumps (I
like to divide it in half, then divide each half into three, and then divide
each remaining one in half again). Roll them all out as thin as you can. Combine
the warm water and baking soda in a wide bowl. Form the dough into pretzel
shapes, then dip in the baking soda water. Place on a greased baking sheet and
sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake for about 7-11 minutes or until browned. Dip
each in the melted butter while hot. Serve with cheese sauce.

For
Garlic Cheese Sauce:
(A Yammie original)
3 tablespoons butter
3
tablespoons flour
3 cloves minced garlic
1 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon smoked
paprika
a pinch cayenne pepper
8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded (Not
pre-shredded. Do it yourself.)
In a saucepan, combine the butter, flour, and
garlic over medium heat. Whisk until lightly browned. Whisk in the milk,
paprika, and cayenne pepper and continue whisking until thickened. Add the
cheese and whisk until melted. Can be reheated in the microwave.

The JACKSONS:Payday!

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Jermaine and Michael Motown Payday!

The De Blasios: New York New Family!

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Broadway:Talent Has No Color!

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