Monthly Archives: April 2011

Discovery Channel’s Stormchasers have arrived in E. Texas

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http://www.kltv.com/story/14516249/storm-chasers-have-arrived-in-e-texas

Discovery Channel’s Stormchasers have arrived in E. Texas

TYLER, TX (KLTV) – The Stormchasers from the Discovery Channel have been spotted in East Texas.

Witnesses say the Stormchasers were spotted staying overnight at a hotel in Jacksonville and leaving around 10:00 am, Tuesday to head north where the storms are expected to hit.

Click here to learn more about Discovery’s Stormchasers

Posted: Apr 26, 2011 11:22 AM CDT Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:22 PM ESTUpdated: Apr 26, 2011 12:02 PM CDT Tuesday, April 26, 2011 1:02 PM EST

Posted by Kerri Compton, New Media Content Producer – email

Photo Source: Jim Magness Photo Source: Jim Magness

Photo Source: Jim Magness Photo Source: Jim Magness

Photo Source: Jim Magness Photo Source: Jim Magness

Photo Source: Jim Magness Photo Source: Jim Magness

Photo Source: Jim Magness

Hidden Surprise Easter Egg Treats

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Prep Time: 20 minutes • Total Time: 40 minutes • Servings: 12 Mom Rating:

Give these Easter egg-shaped goodies a shake to hear the tasty surprise inside – M&M’S® candies!

Easter Recipes – Egg shapes with chocolate candies hidden inside

Give these Easter egg-shaped goodies a shake to hear the tasty surprise inside – M&M’S® candies!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons   butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40)   regular marshmallows
  • – OR –
  • 4 cups   miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups   Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • 1/2 cup   M&M’s® Easter colored chocolate candies
  •    Canned frosting or decorating gel (optional)
  •    12 plastic snap-apart 3 x 2-in Easter eggs
  • Why use Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies®?

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    Why use Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies®?

    As the first crisped rice cereal, Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® has been bringing families together in the kitchen for over 80 years.

    To experience the timeless flavor, make your Rice Krispies Treats® squares with the original Rice Krispies® brand cereal.

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1. Clean, then coat inside of plastic eggs with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
3. Add Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal. Stir until well coated.
4. Using greased hands, firmly press 1/4 cup of Rice Krispies® mixture into both halves of each plastic egg. Use fingers to make hollow center in each half. Remove from molds. Place on wax paper. Cool slightly.
5. Place about 6 M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies in one half of each egg. Gently press two halves of each egg together until they stick. Cool completely.
6. Decorate with frosting and additional M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies (if desired). Best if served the same day. Serving size is 1 egg.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Follow step 1 above. In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 3 through 6 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

Notes:
For best results, use fresh marshmallows.

1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.

Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.

Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.

Easter Cookie Pizza

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Yummy!!! Think i’ll make one of these…

This is a fun dessert pizza to serve to kids of all ages at Easter time. The crust is made with packaged sugar cookie dough and topped with frosting and jelly beans, so it is relatively easy to make. You also can change out the toppings to whatever seasonal candy you like. It’s everything kids love in one slice.

ingredients

  • 1 20-ounce roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 16-ounce can vanilla frosting
  • Yellow paste food coloring
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 1/2 cups jelly beans and/or egg-shaped candies

directions

  1. Press cookie dough slices into a greased 13-inch pizza pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Tint frosting with yellow food coloring. Spread over cooled cookie. Tint coconut with green food coloring. Sprinkle tinted coconut and candies over frosting before it sets. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Makes 12 servings.
  3. To Present This Gift… Working in 1-inch sections at a time, place a small amount of glue on the pie server handle. Wrap with a chenille stem. Add more glue and a chenille stem of another color. Continue working in this manner until the entire handle of the pie server is covered with chenille stems. Let the glue dry. Tuck server between pizza and pan; wrap pizza with cellophane and tie with a ribbon.
  4. Also try this… Wrap the handle of the pie server with variegated yarn in Easter colors.
  5. To present this gift you will need: Thick white crafts glue Pie server with a straight handle Chenille stems in lime green, yellow, purple, pink, and orange Cellophane Ribbon

Scenes from ’80s malls

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By Mike Krumboltz mike Krumboltz Mon Apr 18, 3:31 pm ET

The ’80s were a wild decade. Sure, a lot of people made a lot of money, but the fashion still leaves scars.

So fasten your leg warmers, kids, because here comes “Scenes from an ’80s Mall.” The collection of images is exactly what it sounds like: a bunch of random photos taken in different shopping malls during the First Decade of Madonna.

Some photos (OK, a lot of photos) focus on young women with big hair. But there are also some awesome shots of old men sitting on benches looking grumpy, and “Valley Girl”-era guys in day-glo muscle shirts, mullets, mustaches, and perms as far as the eye can see.

Slideshow: More scenes from ’80s malls


Michael Galinsky/Rumur

All the photos were taken by photographer Michael Galinsky on a road trip in 1989, with what seems to be a low-tech camera. If you ask us, that adds to the charm. After all, when you’re looking at ill-advised outfits, the last thing you want is high-res.  There are plans to turn the collection into a book. You can check ’em all out at Rumur.com.

Of course, ’80s nostalgia is nothing new. The recent TV Land Awards featured a slew of stars from the infamous decade, including several cast members of “Family Ties,” veterans of “The Cosby Show,” and some all-grown-up stars of “The Facts of Life.”  The stars elected to dress in the style of today. Wise move, folks. Acid-washed jeans and red carpet do not mix.

Soul Surfer

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ok.. so i watched soul surfer last night.. IT WAS AWSOME! I compare it to an unexpected altar call!! This girl is living proof of God’s plans for each of us and what he does to help us see that.. She was chosen for this!! We are all chosen for something.. he has for us… we just have to follow him!!~~Jenn

 the main lesson i took from it for my life is .. If you tell God your going to do something then we should follow through.. and i am grateful that i got to sit with both of my daughters through this movie.. i almost lost one of them and i believe God has plans for both of them.. i hope this movie gives them an insight on those plans for their lives!~jenn

When Giving is Wrong….

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Have you ever booked your schedule up with things “for God” and then felt really grumpy about it? I catch myself in this at times and am starting to realize that HOW I do things is even more important to God than WHAT I do. When I say yes, why am I saying it? Is it because I want people to like me? Do I feel superior to those I am giving to? Does my giving really help people or does it stop others from facing their own responsibilities? When it’s for the wrong reasons, I’m better off not giving at all. When I give because it’s something God has put on my heart, I really feel His joy. Guide my actions, Lord, but especially guide my motives. In Jesus Name. Amen,