Thursday, November 25, 2010

Camarillo Outlets

Camarillo Outlets - They are ready at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and all premium outlets are ready for the big crowds. Black Friday has turned into a day/weekend event for thousands of families, friends etc.
The Philadelphia Premium Outlets has announced its annual “After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sale featuring Midnight Madness,” to be held Nov. 26 through 28. In addition to sales, the event features free family entertainment.

Holiday shoppers who show up at the Camarillo Premium Outlets almost before their Thanksgiving leftovers get cold will find sales that start at 9 p.m. Thursday and parking lots still crawling with cars at the dawning of Black Friday.

The teen boy band Big Time Rush will be performing live at the Citadel Outlets on December 4. Show time is 5:00 PM.

The band also stars in a television show under the same name. The series is about four high school friends from Minnesota

Most stores at the Orlando Premium Outlets – International Drive will open their doors at midnight Friday, while others will stay open straight through from Thanksgiving Day until 11 p.m. Friday.

From Friday to Sunday, shoppers will enjoy extra discounts on top of the center’s savings of 25 percent to 65 percent every day.

Starting this year, the moniker ‘Black Friday,’ coined as the official jump-start to the holiday shopping season, may have to be changed.

Camarillo Outlets

Castle Rock Outlets

Castle Rock Outlets - The Outlets at Silverthorne will host their annual Moonlight Madness event, kicking off tonight at 10 p.m. and running through 8 a.m. Friday.

Stores at the mall will open their doors late tonight, and more than $300,000 in giveaways will be handed out between Silverthorne, Castle Rock and Loveland. Giveaways throughout the night include a three-day, two-night trip to Las Vegas and stays at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, a three-day, two-night stay at a beautiful Colorado hotel, a night in Black Hawk-Central City or three days at Big Horn Mountain Lodge. One hundred Loveland lift tickets will be given away along with a $1,000 shopping spree to the Outlets at Silverthorne.

Castle Rock Outlets

Toys R Us Free Shipping Code

Toys R Us Free Shipping Code - Target offers a selection of Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters 4-Packs for $15.99 each. Coupon code "UZXPI33P" drops them to $14.39. With free shipping, that's $3.60 per robo-rodent and the lowest total price we could find for each 4-pack. (We saw the Long Hair pack for a buck less two days ago, since expired.) Sales tax is added where applicable. The hamster packs after the above coupon, with free shipping:
Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters Wild Bunch 4-Pack (pictured) for $14.39
Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters Long Hair 4-Pack for $14.39
Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters Special Forces 4-Pack for $14.39
Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters Ninja Warriors 4-Pack for $14.39
Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters Special Collector 4-Pack for $14.39

Hotness:
Kohl's offers the LeapFrog Zippity Learning System, model no. 15231, for $44.99. Coupon codes "EXTRA20" and "CONTACTFR" cut it to $35.99 and yield free shipping, respectively. That's the lowest total price we could find by $14. Sales tax is added where applicable. It features a bopper and mat that wirelessly interact with your TV, eight built-in games with Disney characters, and more.

Toys R Us Free Shipping Code

TSA Protests Against Full Body Scanners A Non Event

TSA Protests Against Full Body Scanners A Non Event - Was the media's coverage of the threat of protests over the Transportation Security Agency's use of body scanners and more-intimate pat-down searches overblown?

Judging by what happened on Wednesday at Lambert-St. Louis International and other airports around the nation, you might say yes.

Ken Leiser of the Post-Dispatch reported in Thursday's edition that despite the 10-day barrage of television, radio and print stories warning of the possibility of bottlenecks at the security stations at the nation's airports on Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year, everything went pretty smoothly at Lambert.

And the Associated Press reported that bad weather, not protests, caused the most problems on Wednesday.

This countered what was expected, based on stories leading up to Wednesday.
The issue was that some people believed the new body scanners' technology would give passengers dosages of radiation they didn't want and constituted an illegal search. But if passengers were chosen for the scanners and opted out, they would be subjected to the TSA's more thorough pat-downs, which could make some travelers a little uncomfortable.

Civil libertarians argued the scanners and pat-down searches violate passengers' Fourth Amendment rights. Others argued the new procedures could violate passengers' sense of modesty and were the equivalent of sexual assault.

So incensed were some that a boycott was called for. Passengers, if chosen for the body scanners, were to opt out, forcing the TSA to conduct more pat-downs and in turn choke traffic at the security checkpoints.

Meanwhile, the debate extended into the political spectrum, with some saying it was a controversy created by conservatives to be used as fodder against President Obama's administration, while others say it was a symbol of government overreach. Members of Congress grilled TSA officials over the procedures.

TSA Protests Against Full Body Scanners A Non Event

Office Max Black Friday

Office Max Black Friday - Black Friday 2010 are set to start in few hours. Retailers of offering different types of product as Black Friday 2010 deals. However, if someone is looking for office products such as furniture, computers or other items then Office Depot and OfficeMax Black Friday 2010 should be must watch thing for them.

The Black Friday Ads of Office Depot shows that they retailer will put number of computer products on sale including LG 20″ Widescreen Flat Panel LCD Monitor for $99.99. Apart from computer items, Office depot will have other office items such as Ativa 6-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder on the discounted price.

Office Max Black Friday 2010 Ads also unveil number of deals on computer monitors, printers, office chairs, digital cameras and on other items. OfficeMax has promised HP Dual-Core Laptop w/ SuperMulti DVD Drive in its Black Friday Ads.

Office Max Black Friday

Woodbury Commons Outlet

Woodbury Commons Outlet - The first of the 220 stores opens at 9 p.m. Thursday and the last at 7 a.m. Friday.

As this retail version of Rolling Thunder plays out, the chief estimates Woodbury Common's 6,000-car parking lot will turn over at least six times — and that doesn't count the thousands of shoppers who've tumbled to the outlet center's free off-site parking and shuttle bus.

"We've taken all the tasks and broken them down and assigned them," Kwiatkowski said. "We've developed policies on everything. We've devised checklists for everything. And I think we've got it as good as it's going to get, given the roads we have to work with."

Inside the shopping center, traffic control is the responsibility of Woodbury Common, and crime control — shoplifters, credit-card scammers, purse snatchers, parking-lot sluggers — is the responsibility of Woodbury police and sheriff's deputies.

Outside the shopping center, traffic control is the responsibility of state police.

"People don't complain about waiting to get in," the chief said. "Only about waiting to get out, when they're tired, when they're broke. So the goal is to always keep them moving, even if it's only one, two, three feet a minute."

As the waves crest, state police override the traffic lights on Route 32 and push as many as 1,900 cars an hour out of the shopping center — and 90 percent of them onto the Thruway. The DOT chronicles the ebb and flow on variable message signs — "Expect Delays," "Heavy Delays," "Consider Alt. Rte." — as far as 50 miles away.

"We had to go regional with the signs after we had four lanes on the Thruway back up 16 miles to Jersey," said the chief of the Woodbury police and the World's Biggest Traffic Jam.

"And, yes, I know the Thruway only has three lanes, but they used the shoulder."

Woodbury Commons Outlet

Best Black Friday Deals 2010

Best Black Friday Deals 2010 - Black Friday is here! Well, in a few hours anyway. But people are already getting in line at their favorite stores to take advantage of Black Friday 2010 sales. And in many places Walmart is opening at midnight and will stay open for 24 hours.

So if you plan on shopping this Black Friday and you haven’t checked out the Black Friday ads to the major retailers, what are you waiting for!?

And when exactly does all this Black Friday mayhem begin? What time do the stores open? When do the sales start? And what kind of deals can you get?

Walmart: Most supercenters will be open 24 hours on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26. Stores that aren’t supercenters open at midnight Friday. Offering a “price match” program, matching competitors’ prices on identical items advertised in print. Deals start at midnight Friday morning for most items and 5 a.m. Friday for electronics.

Walmart Black Friday Ads

Target: Stores open 4 a.m.-11 p.m. on Friday. $10 gift card when you spend $100 or more.

Best Black Friday Deals 2010

Philadelphia Premium Outlets

Philadelphia Premium Outlets - Philadelphia Premium Outlets has announced its annual "After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sale featuring Midnight Madness," to be held Nov. 26 through 28. In addition to sales, the event features free family entertainment.

Extended shopping hours include Friday, Nov. 26 — midnight to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 27 — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 28 — 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Most stores will open their doors at midnight right after Thanksgiving. Many stores are opening earlier and there will be live entertainment all weekend long.

The following are select store openings on Thursday, Nov. 25:

9 p.m.: Aéropostale, California Sunshine Swimwear, Fragrance Outlet, Headline News, Levi's Outlet, Lucky Brand, Perfumania, Starbucks, Subway, Yankee Candle.

10 p.m.: Adidas, Aerosoles, Ann Taylor, Anne Klein, Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzels, Bali, Bananas, Bath & Body Works, BCBG Max Azria, Book Warehouse, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Catherine's Plus Size Outlet, Crabtree & Evelyn, Direct Tool Factory Outlet, DKNY Jeans, Easy Spirit, Famous Footwear Outlet, Fossil, French Connection, Gold Toe, Green Leaf's, Guess, Izod, Johnston & Murphy, Jos. A. Bank, Juicy Couture, Kasper, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Lindt Chocolate, Liz Claiborne, Maidenform, Michael Kors, Movado, New York & Company, Nike, Nine West, OshKosh B'gosh, Reebok, Rue21, Sock It to Me, South Philly Steak and Fries, Things Remembered, Timberland, Time Factory Watch Outlet, Totes/Sunglass World, Toys "R" Us Outlet, Van Heusen, Verizon Wireless, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, White House/Black Market.

11 p.m.: Chico's, Coach, Crocs, DKNY, Eddie Bauer, Express, HanesBrands, Hartstrings, Perry Ellis, Robert Wayne Footwear, Tommy Hilfiger, Zales Outlet.

Philadelphia Premium Outlets

Tanger Outlets In Riverhead

Tanger Outlets In Riverhead - Bargain hunting becomes a full-contact sport the day after Thanksgiving, when stores slash prices just in time for the holiday rush.

Maneuvering the mob of 138 million Americans expected to hit the malls and outlets this season takes plenty of practice, but hard-core customers have got beating the crowds down to a science.

"I leave the house at 9:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving," says Rosemary Rizzo, 40, from Ronkonkoma, L.I. "Everything used to open at 6 a.m., but every year it gets even earlier."

The Tanger Outlets in Riverhead will open at midnight, so Rizzo needs to be in line by 9:45 Thursday to power through on her shopping spree until 1:30 p.m. the next day.

"You gotta pack light, get your coffee and go," she says. "The adrenaline keeps you moving."

Traveling light also means going it alone.

"I shop by myself," she says. "You've got to be the fastest, to be able to go from store to store and not have anyone lingering, or you're not going to be able to get what you need."

She subscribes to sites like BlackFriday.info that clue her in to sales in advance, and pores over her stack of circulars while she's still digesting her Thanksgiving turkey to map her route.

Tanger Outlets In Riverhead

Brandsmart USA

Brandsmart USA - BrandsMart USA (www.BrandsMartUSA.com), one of the largest per-store-volume retailers in the United States, is now expanding its cross-border online shopping capability to customers in Latin America and the Caribbean. The service is made possible through a strategic partnership with PuntoMio (www.PuntoMio.com), the international shopping facilitator that gives non-U.S. residents a U.S. address which they can use to place online orders from U.S. retailers.

With this new service, consumers accessing www.BrandsMartUSA.com from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and other countries are directed to the BrandsMart USA international website, through integration with PuntoMio. Customers will see products displayed in local currency and the purchase price will include transportation to their country, duties, taxes, and delivery within 5 to 8 days of purchase.

"We observe a large amount of Latin American and Caribbean shoppers in our stores every day. Relying on PuntoMio's expertise to reach out to those customers in their own country is a valuable advantage that we believe will translate into a significant increase in online sales for us," stated Bobby Johnson, Executive Vice-President of BrandsMart USA.
E-commerce in LATAM experienced a nearly 40% growth last year, and is expected to increase another 27% in 2010, according to AmericaEconomia Intelligence. "With this partnership we reach out to a growing market and further extend PuntoMio's visibility among potential customers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean," said Patricia Voigt, General Manager of PuntoMio. "We offered BrandsMart USA a truly integrated and easy to implement platform that eliminated their challenges with international e-Commerce. With our private delivery network we were able to offer them much lower and more accurate costs compared to other international checkout solutions that depend on the major express carriers."

www.PuntoMio.com provides complete information on how to subscribe to the service and obtain a U.S. address for general shopping from more than 1.7 million other online stores and catalogues in the U.S.

Brandsmart USA

Black Friday ToysRus Deals

Black Friday ToysRus Deals - We are on location at a Toys R Us store here at Time Square New York which is the biggest Toys R Us store so far. They have started their Black Friday Sale as early as 10:00pm on Thanksgiving Day 2010 and many have already took the opportunity to be here. This store at Times Square is Toys R Us biggest flaship store and occupies 110,000 square feet in total. It consists of everything from toys to trains to videogames and offers unique product displays, convenient guest services and exciting features and attractions.

We can see both Americans and also foreigners taking advantage of the huge Black Friday 2010 sales at Toys R Us. The center of this Toys R Us superstore or Toy Universe also comes with various attractions like the 60-foot Ferris wheel, a life-sized T-Rex dinosaur, and the 4,000 square-foot Barbie dollhouse. The Toys R Us Black Friday 2010 ads offers store wide discounts so all the boutiques displaying the hottest toys will be offering lots and lots of discounts.

“Shopping here at Toys R Us Time Square had always been one of our families after Thanksgiving routineevery year,” says Jerry Chong a Chinese American from the Bronx. Another shopper said that Black Friday is always the best here, “Toys R Us Time Square is always the best location for your Black Friday toys craving,” said Margie, a shopper from nearby Brooklyn.

Black Friday ToysRus Deals

Black Friday iPad Deals

Black Friday iPad Deals - iPhone and iPad apps which have been redesigned to take advantage of the new iOS 4.2.1 operating system are aplenty in the App Store, and plenty of them are sporting discounted price tags for Black Friday and the start of the holiday shopping season. The cons: you can’t quite put an app under a tree. The pros: if you’re shopping for yourself anyway, that doesn’t matter. The nice part is that at the App Store, there are no lines tonight. But then again, it seems some folks actually enjoy getting whacked in the face by a falling Elmo doll. Or so we’re told.

In any case, it’s worth pointing out that all App Store apps are iOS 4.2.1 compatible, not just the ones which have been specifically updated as such. And if you are in fact thinking of others while tearing through the App Store looking for Black Friday bargains tonight, discounted apps can in fact be gifted to someone else – although there goes the Christmas morning surprise. Here’s more on the iPad and iPhone for Black Friday.

Black Friday iPad Deals

Victoria's Secret Black Friday

Victoria's Secret Black Friday - Numerous retailers are projecting a better holiday season than last year. The National Retail Federation has forecast November and December holiday sales will increase by 2.3 percent from a year ago. This increase is the largest since 2006.

San Diego-based Cricket Communications is one of those companies hoping for a rewarding holiday season. A local executive for Cricket said Blackberry and Android smart phones will continue to top holiday gift lists this year. The local wireless firm said it expects to attract more customers than last year.

A spokesman for Walmart told Patch its customers are excited for Friday. Steven Restivo, a Walmart spokesman, said while the big-box retailer will have some great deals this week, its focus is on providing value to customers right up until Christmas Day.

"One of the big differentials for us this year is our 'price match' guarantee where we will price match competitors' ads on Black Friday," said Restivo. "Customers simply bring in competitors' ads and Walmart will match the price of any identical product right at the register."

The majority of Walmart stores will be open on Thanksgiving and stay open right into Friday; all others will open at midnight.

Making a plan is the best way to find the best deals on Black Friday. Keep your eyes and ears open for commercials and scour the Internet for the best sales and the best times to visit your favorite shops.

Old Navy in Fashion Valley is actually open on Thanksgiving Day. Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret and Disney open at midnight Friday in that location. JCPenney opens at 3 a.m., followed by Macy's at 4 a.m.

Victoria's Secret Black Friday

TJ Maxx Black Friday 2010, Cheap Apple iPads

TJ Maxx Black Friday 2010, Cheap Apple iPads - Black Friday 2010 ads are revolving around the web and one of the hottest ads to come up is that TJ Maxx will be selling the Apple iPad $100 cheaper than the market rate. It has also been said before, that this Black Friday, consumers and retailers would be concentrating on technology gadgets and devices, and the Apple iPad is one of the hottest gadgets in the US.

The weirdest part of this news is that, TJ Maxx is a clothing store, and that it will be selling iPads at a very cheap rate itself has created sensational news for this Black Friday. The device will be sold at $399, a whole $100 cheaper than the original retail price.

The outlets which are going to sell these iPads has not yet been announced but, the news is for sure, as TJ Maxx has confirmed it on their twitter account. TJ Maxx stores are into some other sort of business and they mostly deal only in clothing bedding, furniture among others things.

TJ Maxx Black Friday 2010, Cheap Apple iPads

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets - Holiday spirits was already running high at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets this week as management prepared for this year's "Midnight Madness" shopping event, which officially kicks off the holiday shopping season at the mall.


Black Friday's excitement will continue throughout the weekend, with special sales and special events, including the arrival of Santa on a Wrentham fire truck on Sunday.


This is the fifth consecutive year of the Midnight Madness and Black Friday weekend events at the mall, which a mall spokesman said is "phenomenally attended each year, even in less-than-ideal weather conditions."


Most of the stores will open at midnight Friday, including all of the new stores that opened this year, "allowing shoppers to get an early start at hunting down those great bargains.”


"Wrentham Village Premium Outlets is excited to once again offer these Midnight Madness sales to our shoppers. This great sale has now become a tradition for our center, and shoppers have been planning for weeks and months for this day," said Susan Bladd, marketing director for Wrentham Village Premium Outlets. "It's a smart way to shop, and also lots of fun."


She went on to note that these days shopping wisely is essential, "and outlets offer shoppers the perfect opportunity to find impressive savings on the brands they want to own or give for the holidays. Shoppers do not need to sacrifice when they shop here."

"Our stores have done a wonderful job this year," Bladd added. "They are offering terrific deals not only for the Midnight opening, but all weekend long. We are very excited about all the amazing deals our stores have put together for this event. We recommend that everyone log on to premiumoutlets.com to review all the great sales, and to save even more, become a VIP Shopper Club member--it's free to join!"

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

Black Friday Online Deals

Black Friday Online Deals - A week before Thanksgiving, Target announced that they will have an exclusive Cyber Monday sale deals.

Shoppers can now sign up to Target’s website to be part of their exclusive Target Cyber Monday 2010 and to receive special offers, exclusives and promotions like their upcoming Black Friday sales. Target gives shoppers a choice whether to receive alerts from Target via email or text message.

Cyber Monday is almost like Black Friday, however all of the deals and price cuts are only available on Target.com. This year the Monday after Thanksgiving sale starts on Monday, November 29th 2010.

Meanwhile, Target.com will also host an exclusive event on Thanksgiving Day from midnight PST to 11:59 p.m. PST. Target‘s Thanksgiving Day Online-Only Sale will feature up to 50 percent off electronics items like cameras, televisions, a Blu-ray player and video game console. In addition, any Barbie

Black Friday Online Deals

North Georgia Premium Outlets

North Georgia Premium Outlets - After getting stuffed on Thanksgiving Day, those hungry for a bargain expected to wait in lines across metro-Atlanta for Black Friday sales.

However some stores, such as Sears and many Wal-marts, were open on Thanksgiving Day and shoppers didn't wait.

Channel 2's Erin Coleman found shoppers out early on Thanksgiving, including one family who had already hit three different stores.

"There's no long lines, and there's not too many people in here so not really crowded," one shopper told Coleman. Some shoppers told Coleman they felt a little more optimistic about the economy but they had not decided if they would spend more.

Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Retailers tempt shoppers with gift certificates, elaborate window displays and early-morning specials. Black Friday, which officially starts the holiday shopping period, received its name because it historically was the day when a surge of shoppers helped stores break into profitability for the full year.

Shopper turnout for Black Friday sales will be a strong indicator of whether consumers will spend more this season in the face of economic uncertainty and high unemployment.

This year, many stores offered deals earlier than ever. Some metro-Atlanta malls opened at midnight on Friday, including Discover Mills, North Georgia Premium Outlets, North Point Mall and Tanger Outlet Mall in Commerce. Lenox Square open at 5 a.m.

North Georgia Premium Outlets

Black Friday Store Hours

Black Friday Store Hours - Lowe’s Black Friday and Cyber MondaySales are out around the world and you are just in time to get a giant Black Friday deals at Lowe’s.

Lowe’s will likely share hot internet only deals that you should get a hold of now before they stop it.
Detrioit area Black Friday store hours
Quick list of shopping hours for major stores in metro Detroit
Read more on Detroit Free Press


Remington Walmart plan wins final City Council OK
Construction to begin in spring on 11-acre project; project also includes Lowe’s Plans for an 11-acre development in Remington — including apartments, shops and a Walmart store — won final approval from the Baltimore City Council on Monday, after stiff opposition from some groups and months of wrangling over traffic and environmental concerns.

Black Friday Store Hours

Emachines 15.6 Laptop

Emachines 15.6 Laptop - This year promises to be an excellent year for those in the market for the large ticket electronics items. Items like LCD TV’s, blue ray players, desktop computers, and home Entertainment Systems are in abundance. But the problem is that there are so many good deals and keeping all the information and store deals separated becomes quite confusing. We’re here to help you out, and even for us it has been quite the chore.

Best Buy has a Hewlett Packard 64 bit laptop running Windows 7 home premium for a low $197. This year and a has a 15.6 inch screen, 2 GB of ram and an Intel Celleron processor. This laptop sadly lacks web cam, blue tooth and TV tuner. You’ll have to line up early to get this one, as it is in store only.
Wal Mart is offering an eMachine for $198 that also runs Windows 7 home premium. This laptop also has a 15.6 inch screen, 2 GB of ram, 160 GB hard disk.
If you’re looking for a netbook check out Office Depot. They’re offering an Acer netbook for just under $200 that has a 10.1 in screen and an Intel Atom processor.
Dell also has a netbook for just under $200. This Linux based machine has an 8.9 in screen, 1 GB of ram, a four GB solid state drive, and comes with a 0.3 mega pixel camera, upgradeable to 1.3 mega pixel for only $10.00.

Emachines 15.6 Laptop

Leftover Turkey Ideas

Leftover Turkey Ideas - Even if you didn't cook at your house this Thanksgiving, chances are you were sent home with a few Tupperware containers stuffed with leftovers. If you are like me and you don't care for eating the same meal more than two days, there are many different ways to transform your turkey leftovers into delicious new meals. Here are a few of my favorite leftover turkey ideas:

Turkey Noodle Soup - Put some of your leftover turkey pieces to good use by transforming them into a delicious, hearty soup. My Mom always makes this after Thanksgiving and I love how delicious and comforting it is. You can even make a big batch freeze some of it so you'll have some for the next time you catch a cold.

Turkey Pot Pie - This is made just like Chicken Pot Pie. The only difference, obviously is the meat. The popular website, Allrecipes has a very highly rated recipe for turkey pot pie.
Thanksgiving Leftover Bowl - This is kind of my take on KFC's Mashed Potato Bowl. Layer your leftover Turkey, cranberries, mashed potatoes, corn, and green beans all together in a bowl and enjoy.

Turkey and Swiss quesadillas with cranberry relish - This recipe is a clever way of using leftover cranberries or cranberry sauce. Spray a skillet with non stick cooking spray. Place a tortilla on the skillet, add turkey and shredded Swiss cheese. Place another tortilla on top and cook until tortilla is golden brown, turkey is heated completely, and the cheese is melted. Serve with cranberry relish or sauce.

Classic Turkey Club Sandwiches - I don't know anyone who doesn't love a good club sandwich and this is a tasty way to enjoy turkey leftovers. I particularly love the recipe from the Food Network. They suggest serving with chips and a pickle spear. I prefer using turkey bacon in my club sandwiches.

Turkey Turnovers - This recipe uses crescent rolls, found in the refrigerated section. Unroll them, layer turkey, and cheese and anything else you might want to add. If you're like me and enjoy the combination of turkey and cranberries, use them in your turkey turnovers. In this case, I omit the cheese.

Leftover Turkey Ideas

Black Friday Deals: Emachines 15.6 Laptop

Black Friday Deals: Emachines 15.6 Laptop - Shoppers and Retailers are now getting ready for Black Friday 2010 which is the biggest shopping day on the year. Black Friday marks the start of the shopping season which ends after New Year.

Number of retailers including Walmart and Best Buy have advertised the Laptops, Desktop and Netbook deals in their Black Friday Ads.

Walmart is pitching 15.6″ HP Laptop for less than $300. In another deal, the retailer will has promised 15.6″ eMachines Laptop for under $200. Walmart’s doorbuster list is full of HDTV models. The store will carry at least three models of HDTV as the Black Friday 2010 deals.

Black Friday Deals: Emachines 15.6 Laptop

Megyn Kelly Magazine Shoot

Megyn Kelly Magazine Shoot - As a newsreader on Fox news, Megyn Kelly is the epitome of class and restraint.

But the 40-year-old cut a very different figure when she appeared in the December issue of GQ magazine.

Wearing black lingerie and with her tousled hair tumbling down around her shoulders, the blue-eyed blonde looked like a sex kitten as she posed for the revealing shoot.

Kelly, who recently announced that she is expecting her second child in April, is the only TV news
representative to be featured in the annual issue.

But she is certainly more than just a pretty face.

According to the magazine, Kelly's beauty and intelligence have made her the face of Fox News.

Megyn Kelly Magazine Shoot

Express Clothing Black Friday Specials

Express Clothing Black Friday Specials - When you show up at Express clothing before noon on Friday, you will be able to get a massive 40% discount on ALL regularly priced items, across the entire store.

If you show up after noon you can still grab a bargain. That’s if there are any left of course. The discount from noon will still be pretty high at 30% off everything across the store. Once again this is for regularly priced items only. So forget about clearance lines or gift cards.
This deal is not just limited to being an in-store sale. The same 40% off before noon and 30% off after noon deal is available to online shoppers as well.

Might be worth while actually visiting the site online, if you are too late to take a look at your local store and check out what is currently available at regular prices. Then get yourself ready to pick up a great bargain when the time comes.

Express Clothing Black Friday Specials

Tryptophan In Turkey Makes You Tired

Tryptophan In Turkey Makes You Tired - Everyone knows that Thanksgiving dinner makes you sleepy – I had always heard this was because turkey is loaded with an amino acid called tryptophan. The theory goes that tryptophan gets converted to serotonin in the body, which a chemical that plays a part in the regulation of sleep.

I decided to do a little research, and it turns out this is a MYTH! Yes, tryptophan in turkey does get converted to serotonin, but you would need to eat a lot of turkey to increase levels of serotonin in your body to the level that they could make you sleepy. Also, tryptophan is best absorbed on a relatively empty stomach, which you probably don’t have after a big Thanksgiving meal. And finally, turkey has a comparable amount of tryptophan as other meats, so the Thanksgiving turkey shouldn’t make you any more tired than eating a serving of chicken or beef.

More likely than not, you feel like you need a nap after Thanksgiving dinner simply because you have eaten a big meal. Proportionately more blood needs to flow to your gut to help digest the food, which means there is slightly less blood flow to your brain, causing drowsiness.

Tryptophan In Turkey Makes You Tired

Apple IOS 4.2 Jailbreak

Apple IOS 4.2 Jailbreak - With the release of IOS 4.2, begins the hunt for the jailbreak, the system that “forcing” the software for a iOS device that allows you to access your system files and install programs that are not available for download from the AppStore and not approved by Apple. The Dev-Team has also already released a new version of redsn0w, software for Mac OS X and Windows can unlock the latest firmware 4.2 (4.2.1 exactly). But beware, it’s a jailbreak in half.

Jailbreak Dev Team untethered mode only works for iPhone 3G (with the old bootrom), iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G (models non-MC). Users of all other devices will be able to unlock the device, but on every reboot (even when the system shuts down because the battery), will connect the device to your PC (or Mac) to restore the rule of jailbreak. The second is the so-called tethered mode. To determine if your device has a new or an old BootRoom iDetector you can use redsnow windows

The software for the jeailbreak IOS 4.2 is redsn0w 0.9.6b4 (for Windows and Mac). To use it, just start it, give it the original Apple firmware and wait for the program will create an unlocked version. The unlocked version will be loaded on the device, always from within the program. It is good for those who have firmware 4.1, save the digital signature of the operating system (the so-called SHSH) things will go back to firmware 4.1 and jailbreak to use any software that will make their appearance in the next few days (so with TinyUmbrella).

Apple IOS 4.2 Jailbreak

Taylor Swift Thanksgiving Special

Taylor Swift Thanksgiving Special - Taylor Swift is kind of like America’s Sweetheart, so it makes sense that she’s having a Thanksgiving day musical event.

The event is simply titled – Taylor Swift: Speak Now! Gotta love that it’s so proactive, huh? This one hour special will have a whopping number of nine Taylor Swift performances as well as behind-the-scenes footage of Taylor Swift on her US tour. Mark your calendar for November 25th at 8/7c.

Taylor Swift Thanksgiving Special

Apple MacBook Pro Black Friday Deal

Apple MacBook Pro Black Friday Deal - Apple has finally listed some of its Black Friday deals at Apple.com. Apple is taking $101 off many Macs for Black Friday, including the 13″ MacBook Pro.

The entry-level 13″ MacBook Pro, which has a glossy screen, 4GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a backlit keyboard, a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a DVD burner. The MacBook Pro has a whopping 10 hours of battery life. Unlike other laptop manufacturers, Apple’s battery life estimates are often quite accurate.

If you are having a difficult time deciding between the MacBook Pro and the entry-level 13″ MacBook Air, you should understand the trade-offs of each. The MacBook Air is much lighter and portable. The MacBook Air has a much faster drive, but it only has a 128GB capacity, about half the capacity. Also the battery life is a little bit longer on the MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air has less ports and doesn’t come with a DVD drive.

Apple MacBook Pro Black Friday Deal

China And Russia Denounce Dollar

China And Russia Denounce Dollar - China and Russia made a joint announcement: they will cease using the dollar in trading with each other.

Vladimir Putin and Wen Jiabao, the heads of the two countries delivered the message.

Russia and China will use their own currencies, ruble and Yuan.

They said this change in trade is only for bi-lateral trade between their respective countries.

The gold price did not react to the announcement.

The financial world is publically saying there will not be much of a change – in the short term.

Alex Jones’ Infowars reports: Chinese experts said the move reflected closer relations between Beijing and Moscow and is not aimed at challenging the dollar, but to protect their domestic economies.

Seeking Alpha comments: Somebody is getting upset with the dollar. When more and more countries join the crowd and gradually start refusing it, the times when America was buying up the world's production with suitcases of freshly printed greenbacks will be over. And stuff will become expensive.

China And Russia Denounce Dollar

Miles Austin Injures Arm

Miles Austin Injures Arm - Dallas Cowboys starting wide receiver Miles Austin left Thursday's game against the New Orleans Saints with a right arm injury.

Austin, who went to the locker room for X-rays, returned to the game after missing a few plays.

The receiver was injured after catching a pass from Jon Kitna. As he was being tackled, the Saints' Danny Clark crashed into him. Austin's drop after the hit was initially ruled a fumble but then overturned on a challenge.

With Austin out, the Cowboys used Dez Bryant and Sam Hurd more in the offense.

Miles Austin Injures Arm

Firebreather The Movie

Firebreather The Movie - Few things disrupt a homecoming dance like the arrival of two ill-tempered, 120-foot fire-breathing dragons.

On the other hand, it's kind of fun to watch the reactions of the attendees, as long as you're not on the hook for a couple of hundred bucks on that rental tux or shiny gown.

"Firebreather," a new animated movie, tells the tale of Duncan, who would be a normal high school student, your basic new hot guy on campus, if it weren't for the fact his mother once saved the world from an invasion of these dragons - Kaiju - and his father is one of them.

Don't ask how that happened. Please, don't ask.

Duncan just wants to be a normal kid and he looks normal enough so he could pull it off, except for a few genetic markers he inherited from his father. At lunch, for instance, instead of pizza and an energy drink, he eats a plate of coal.

That's to feed his inner firebreather. It still tends to draw stares in the cafeteria.

Duncan soon runs into bigger problems, though, like an epic showdown between humans and Kaiju, who it turns out have been living in caves under the Earth's crust for millions of years and see humans as intruders who are ruining the planet's quality of life.

Humans, naturally, feel the same way about Kaiju, what with the firebreathing and the ability to crush several humans at a time just by stepping on them.

Duncan, with a foot in both worlds, inevitably gets drawn into this dispute, and at the most inconvenient moment. He was just starting to make some inroads with Jenna, who is only like the cutest girl in the entire world, above or below the crust.

Firebreather The Movie

Turkey Gravy Too Salty

Turkey Gravy Too Salty - Making gravy can be downright unsettling — especially if you make it just once a year, at the stove top, while the turkey’s cooling and everyone’s clamoring to eat.

Even the best cooks can’t predict the drippings their turkeys will yield. And if you’ve gone a nontraditional route with the bird (deep-frying, for example, or injecting it with some exotic seasoning), you might not have enough pan juices or the right sort of drippings for a traditional gravy.

To help turn that “good grief!” feeling into good gravy, I asked three local gravy gurus for advice: Jo Anne Garvey, a chef-instructor at the Institute for the Culinary Arts at Omaha’s Metropolitan Community College; Mike Hoppe, director of the culinary program at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs; and Ron Kapoun, chef at Omaha’s Bohemian Cafe.
All agree: At its most basic, gravy is a thickened liquid. At its Thanksgiving best, it sings of roasted turkey flavor, coats the back of a spoon, has no lumps, is plentiful and doesn’t come from a can, carton or plastic pouch.

The four of us brainstormed about some common problems and fixes, and I used their advice and a few reliable culinary texts to develop and test a make-ahead gravy recipe, fine-tune some basic recipes for quick gravy and compile a troubleshooting guide for what to do if, despite your best efforts, the gravy goes awry.

We also talked a lot about the building blocks for gravy: the best liquid and the most appropriate thickener.

“You gotta have good stock first, and good drippings,” said Kapoun, who makes 10 to 15 gallons of gravy a day at the Bohemian Cafe.

Whether you’re making the Thanksgiving gravy ahead of time or not, you want the liquid at the heart of it to be infused with roasted turkey flavor. You can get there by making an unsalted stock of your own from bones you’ve saved and frozen from past roasts or from inexpensive turkey parts (like necks and wings) that you roast with vegetables to give them color.

Or you can rely on pan drippings (from a bird that you’ve roasted atop onions, carrots and celery) bolstered by the best low-sodium broth or unsalted stock you can find.

Turkey Gravy Too Salty

Cracker Barrel Profit Rises

Cracker Barrel Profit Rises - Restaurant operator Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. said Tuesday its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 32 percent on higher revenue.

Net income rose to $23.7 million, or $1.01 per share, in the three months ended Oct. 29, from $18 million, or 78 cents per share, a year ago. Revenue rose 3 percent to $598.7 million from $581.2 million.

Revenue in restaurants open at least a year rose 2.4 percent while retail sales rose 1.5 percent. Revenue at stores open at least a year is a key indicator of a retailer's performance because it excludes growth at stores that open or close during the year.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, on average, predicted earnings of 92 cents per share on revenue of $600.3 million.

The company, which operates nearly 600 restaurants in 42 states, reaffirmed its full-year outlook for earnings between $3.95 and $4.10 per share on a revenue increase of 3 percent to 4.5 percent. Analysts expect earnings of $4.07 per share on revenue of $2.49 billion.

In a research note, KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Brad Ludington, who maintained a "Buy" rating on the stock, wrote, "While investors may choose to take some profits today given the lack of increased guidance despite the impressive earnings-per-share upside in the first quarter, we believe management is likely being conservative with its outlook given it is still early in the fiscal year."

Shares of Cracker Barrel fell $2.80, or 4.9 percent, to $54.97 in afternoon trading. The stock has traded between $34.14 and $56.24 over the last 52 weeks.

Cracker Barrel Profit Rises

American Eagle Black Friday Deals

American Eagle Black Friday Deals - American Eagle Black Friday and Cyber MondayAds are here around the world and you’re right on time to buy one of the awesome Black Friday bargains at American Eagle.

American Eagle is likely to display great web only bargains that you should get a hold of immediately before they run out.
Parade of valor
The North Platte Telegraph Drizzly skies didn’t dampen the gratitude for the men and women who have served in the country’s Armed Forces. The 17th annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown North Platte Thursday afternoon featured marching bands, vintage vehicles and veterans of all ages.
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Do not be late the excellent American Eagle Black Friday 2010 deals going on on Black Friday

American Eagle Black Friday Deals

Deep Fried Turkey

Deep Fried Turkey - Frying a Turkey can be a daunting task to many inexperienced cooks but there are simple steps that will insure a perfect deep fried turkey for your thanksgiving dinner. Most people want to fry a whole turkey, but I have found that a turkey breast is the best way to go, as it cooks faster and a whole turkey tends to dry out on the extremities. Oil temperature is the most critical part of frying a turkey and needs to be maintained at a constant 325 degrees and never above 350. Always inject a deep fried turkey with seasoning to add to the flavor. I personally like a mixture made of equal parts of garlic, salt, red pepper, black pepper, and cumin. Mix all these together and add enough water to make the mixture inject-able with a food injector. Timing is the most critical part of frying a turkey and will make your deep fried turkey a hit or a miss. A deep fried turkey that is juicy and perfect will take about 3 minutes per pound to cook. You can check if the bird is done with a meat thermometer in the breast that reads 170 degrees. When frying a turkey this thanksgiving, follow the above steps and suggestions and you will have the perfect deep fried turkey.

Deep Fried Turkey

Paul's TV Black Friday Sales

Paul's TV Black Friday Sales - Michigan's largest furniture chain, Art Van Furniture is going "BIG" for Black Friday! It all begins at 6am on Friday, November 26th at all 33 locations statewide with free door buster gifts. Then the BIG fun begins! Art Van Furniture is offering amazing deals including the most popular chair of the season as low as $38 and great accessories for as little as ten dollars. And throughout the stores, free furniture, free electronics and free TVs will be offered as bonus gifts with purchases.
"We've put 6 months of hard work into this single Black Friday event at Art Van. The result? It will be almost impossible to visit Art Van without getting something free, a bonus gift or simply an amazing deal," exclaimed Art Van Furniture CEO Kim Yost. "The Black Friday shopper is hunting for big time bargains and we've got them! From Big Screens at Paul's TV inside Art Van to big time offers on furniture and bedding, these are one time only deals," added Yost.

Plus, shoppers can meet big time Soap Star Deidre Hall of NBC's "Days of Our Lives." The stunningly beautiful actress will be signing her new "Kitchen Closeup" cookbook, along with the "Days of Our Lives: 45 Years a Celebration in Photos" coffee table book at the Art Van showroom on Eureka Road in Taylor from Noon to 1pm, and across from Lakeside Mall on Hall Road in Shelby Township from 3pm to 4pm. The first 100 guests in line who bring donations of toiletries for the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries "Genesis House" will receive a free copy of Ms. Hall's new book. Donations needed include shampoo, toothpaste and soap.

All Art Van Black Friday shoppers will receive the lowest prices of the year PLUS special financing offers to 2015 and no sales tax on any purchase. The first 100 customers in any store will also receive a free "Snuggies" blanket or a free book light.

Paul's TV Black Friday Sales

Kate Gosselin Denies Kids Were Expulled

Kate Gosselin Denies Kids Were Expulled - Contrary to reports that a couple of Kate Gosselin’s kids were expelled from school, the mother of eight is dispelling the rumors.

The former Dancing with the Stars contestant and single mother told Entertainment Tonight that the reports were false. “Two of my children are being tutored at home, with a teacher who is working closely with our kindergarten teachers in school,” she said.

She reveals her reason for taking the kids out of school, saying, “The pressure was getting to them. You have the divorce anger mixed in with that. They need some breathing time. The goal is to get them back into school as soon as possible.”

According to a source close to People, “The kids are going through a challenging time.”

Even though things might not be perfect at home, Kate is planning a normal as possible Thanksgiving. “We have been able to work out the holiday time peacefully,” she says. “So I will have the first half, he will have the second half, and we just take it year by year, and holiday by holiday.”

Kate Gosselin Denies Kids Were Expulled

Gladys Knight Performs At Parade

Gladys Knight Performs At Parade - Gladys Knight was one of the anticipated entertainers at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade 2010. The performer took to the stage, out in front of the Macy's department store and performed her single 'Settle'. The 7 time Grammy award winner was on the Apollo float.

The entertainer definitely got a big round of applause on the street and folks at home blew up the social networks talking about the performer. Since she is going to be out pitching her new album, the new song created quite a stir for her fans. The single, 'Settle' is the first track to be released.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade 2010 is said to be seen by over 50 million people around the world. Sharing their morning with us, entertainers took to the floats to sing a few verses for their fans. In addition to Gladys Knight, there was Kanye West, Jessica Simpson and even Big Time Rush.

Gladys Knight Performs At Parade

Turkey Carving Tips

Turkey Carving Tips - There's not just one way to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey, but chefs agree on some basics.

Since turkey is a relatively low-fat meat, it's important not to overcook it. It's easy to go from "just right" to "dry". Your turkey probably came with roasting instructions, and they're a good starting point.
Roger Bassett, who owns Reading Terminal Market's Original Turkey, says you need to roast the breast (white meat) to 165 ° Fahrenheit, and the thigh (dark meat) to 180°. To prevent the breast from overcooking, he likes to "tent" the breast with aluminum foil until about half an hour before the turkey is finished roasting.

But remember: Roasted meats continue cooking for about 15 minutes after being removed from the oven. If you roast until the desired temperature is reached, you'll end up with an overcooked turkey. So remove it from the oven a little before the target temperature is reached.

While the turkey sits, it also settles. There will be steam in the meat from the bird's natural juices and it needs to dissipate. If you try to slice the turkey before this settling occurs, it won't go as well.

Center City's Marathon Grill chain serves roast turkey every day. Executive chef Luke Eschbach gave us some carving tips.

After the turkey has been out of the oven for 15 ro 30 minutes, you can safely carve. Before you begin, he says you can show the finished whole turkey to your dinner guests. They'll probably be enjoying a preliminary course at this point. He does not recommend trying to slice it on the dinner table, which will likely be crowded with too many other items. Also, he says, trying to take slices from the whole bird at the table means dodging the shape of the turkey as well as your guests.

Turkey Carving Tips

Dwayne Johnson Fast And Furious

Dwayne Johnson Fast And Furious - “Bigger is always better.” These were the first words out of Dwayne Johnson’s mouth as he answered questions from the press about his newest film, "Faster."
While the actor was referencing his own body and the muscle he put on for the film, the idea that bigger is better applies to the entire project as the cast, the car chases, the shootouts, and the overall message of the film is far greater than that of a typical action movie.

In the opening scene, Dwayne Johnson, who plays "Driver," is released from prison after serving a 10 year sentence for his part in a bank robbery which resulted in his brother’s death. Immediately, Johnson races down a deserted road full of pent up determination where he finds a waiting black Chevelle complete with weapons and a list of names and addresses in the glove box.

As Johnson progresses through the names on his list, the deaths of the seemingly unconnected victims attract the attention of frail heroin-using veteran “Cop,” Billy Bob Thornton, and an assassin known only as “Killer” played by young British actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Completely driven by his goal to avenge his brother’s death, Johnson seems unconcerned that he himself is being followed, but the added pressure definitely presses him to be faster lest his ultimate goal escape him.

Dwayne Johnson Fast And Furious

Apple-1 Sells For $210K

Apple-1 Sells For $210K - An Apple-1 computer, constructed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in his parents’ garage in the mid-1970s, sold at an auction this week for $212,267.

Only around 200 of the early Apple-1 computers were ever made and sold for about $666 in 1976.

This particular model didn’t come with casing, a monitor, keyboard, or even a power supply. It was pretty much just a motherboard with 8K RAM plus interfaces for a keyboard and video.

Marco Boglione, an Italian national, bought the device during a Christie’s auction in London, according to the Associated Press.

His brother Francesco Boglione told AP that the “first time I had heard of the idea of a personal computer, it was from Marco,” adding that Marco purchased the archaic device as he “loves computers.”

The Apple-1 models were discontinued in 1977.

Wozniak also attended the auction and added an autographed letter to it.

"Today my heart went out as I got to see things auctioned off like the Turing documents and the Enigma machine — and the Apple I," Wozniak told AP. "It really was an important step ... I didn't feel that way when I designed it."

Apple-1 Sells For $210K

Adam Sandler Thansgiving Song

Adam Sandler Thansgiving Song - The Adam Sandler Thanksgiving song isn't his most famous holiday tune. Yet the Adam Sandler Thanksgiving song is the headline number for the holiday, just as his Chanukah number came to define that day. Nowadays, today's holiday is seen as a prelude to Christmas, and all the bells and music that come from that day. While Christmas has enough traditional tunes for dozens of soundtracks, the other holidays aren't left with that much to sing along to. Therefore, Sandler's Thanksgiving tune serves as the closest thing to an anthem for Turkey Day.

Before Sandler became the music ambassador to Chanukah, he musically spoofed other holidays in his typically random fashion. In 1992, he commemorated Thanksgiving while peppering in references to Darryl Strawberry, Mike Tyson, Betty Grable and Sammy Davis Jr.

Perhaps without the Adam Sandler Thanksgiving song, he wouldn't have been able to sing about Chanukah - and then do two more songs and a movie about it. Similar Turkey Day spinoffs haven't emerged from this number, however.

Nevertheless, it seems to serve as an anthem for the holiday, especially since it doesn't have traditional ones. The day is defined by parades, football, massive eating, and the first signs of the Christmas season. Yet it isn't usually considered to be a musical holiday.

Adam Sandler Thansgiving Song

Thanksgiving: Table Setting Placement

Thanksgiving: Table Setting Placement - I’m usually stuck at the kids’ table on Thanksgiving, where I like to put my Thanksgiving cocktail in a tippy cup. But if you’re setting the adult table for Thanksgiving dinner, then here are some basic table placement setting guidelines:

1. A basic place setting consists of a dinner plate, fork, knife, spoon, glass and napkin.
2. The fork goes on the left hand side of the plate and the knife goes on the on the right with the blade facing the plate. The spoon is on the right of the knife.
3. If you use a bread and butter plate and knife, put them above the fork with the butter knife on the bread plate.

Thanksgiving: Table Setting Placement

Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Mashed Potatoes Recipe - Many people don’t require a recipe for mashed potatoes; most of us simply boil peeled potatoes and mash them with butter and milk until they’re smooth. If that’s your method, it’s just fine. But if you’re clueless about mashed potatoes or feel your technique has room for improvement, there are a few things to know that will improve your chances of producing creamy, fluffy mashed potatoes.

Your first consideration should be your choice of potato. Russets are starchy, mealy and make fluffy mashed potatoes, but because they are drier than most, they also absorb more liquid. Yukon Golds are waxier and butterier and also make an excellent choice. Red potatoes tend to turn gummy and gluey when they’re mashed, so they don’t make the best mashed potatoes.
Second is your cooking method. Most people peel their potatoes, cut them into chunks and boil them, but they can be baked instead. And if you leave the skins while you boil or bake your potatoes they will retain more potato flavor.

The third factor is what you add and how you add them. It makes a difference whether you add the butter or milk first – adding the butter first allows the fat to coat the starch molecules in the potato, resulting in creamier mashed potatoes. Melting the butter before you add it allows it to do its job even better, and warm butter won’t cool down your potatoes. If you’re trying to cut back on fat, buttermilk and stock make delicious alternatives to butter and milk or cream.
To do the actual mashing, use a hand held masher, potato ricer or food mill. If you want your potatoes perfectly smooth, a ricer, which resembles a giant garlic press, is your best bet. If you whip your potatoes with an electric mixer, do it on low speed to avoid overworking the starch in the potatoes, which could make them gummy. Never use a food processor or blender to make mashed potatoes.

Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving - Looking for a restaurant that’s open for Thanksgiving? The simplest method is to drive around without a plan until you end up at a fast food restaurant. That’s what I like to do. A MUCH better method to find restaurants open on Thanksgiving is to go to Open Table’s convenient “Thanksgiving Specials Across the US” page and look for something in your city.

According to the site, chefs across the US are creating special menus ranging from traditional to innovative. It’s actually pretty amazing how many restaurants are open, except for the fact that cooking a full Thanksgiving meal is a lot of work, so going to an open restaurant is far easier. Plus, it gives you more time to plan out your Black Friday shopping, which of course has now become the key cultural activity for Americans around Thanksgiving.

If you decide to go, buffets will be a common theme because it makes it far simpler for the restaurant to serve people.

Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

Arlo Guthrie Performs At Parade

Arlo Guthrie Performs At Parade - Legendary American folk singer Arlo Guthrie is performing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City today.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is in 84th year and is seen by over 3.5 million people in New York City and more than 50 million more by television, according to the parade's official website.

Arlo Guthrie revealed his planned appearance in the parade earlier this month to fans on his website.

"Well, now that the info has been officially released I can tell you the first of a few great things!" said Guthrie in the message. "I will be in the parade in New York on Thanksgiving Day! I haven't been in a parade for many years. The last time was in Pittsfield. This oughtta be fun! See you there or on TV."

Arlo Guthrie, is the son of American folk singer Woodie Guthrie, is well known for decades of songs, including "Alice's Restaurant" and "The Motorcycle Song."

Arlo Guthrie Performs At Parade

Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet - Million dollar quartet, Broadway's new hit musical, is pleased to announce that Darlene Love will join the cast of the Tony nominated Best Musical for a special performance during the finale of the Thursday evening, December 9 performance at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).

Love has been hailed as one of the greatest singers in pop music starting with her first number one recording, "He's A Rebel," through her string of label hits with legendary producer Phil Spector, including "Da Doo Ron Ron," "He's Sure The Boy I'm Gonna Marry," and "Christmas Baby Please Come Home." Love was recently nominated for the third time to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features Eddie Clendening (Elvis Presley), Lance Guest (Johnny Cash), Tony Award® winner Levi Kreis (Jerry Lee Lewis), Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins), Tony Award® nominee Hunter Foster (Little Shop of Horrors, Urinetown) and Elizabeth Stanley (Cry-Baby).

Million Dollar Quartet

Betty Buckley Broadway Diva

Betty Buckley Broadway Diva - Betty Buckley, Broadway diva, television star, and Tony Award-winning actress put on a spectacular concert last week at The Carolina Theatre in Durham. Buckley's voice was in top-notch form and she commanded the stage with confidence and ease. Watching this remarkable artist perform was an unforgettable treat. Betty Buckley has true star quality and it shone brightly on stage in Durham last week.

Buckley took her audience on a personal journey, sharing stories and songs from her career with great honesty and emotion. Her concert, titled Betty Buckley: Broadway by Request, even includes some audience participation. Buckley often mentioned the names of audience members from stage and even brought one lucky, and somewhat terrified, man on stage. Ms. Buckley seems to truly appreciate and love her fans, and she makes it clear that she's happy to be sharing a personal and revealing evening with friends.

The evening began with a true diva classic from Sunset Boulevard "As If We Never Said Goodbye" followed by a song from 1776 in which she made her Broadway debut, "He Plays the Violin." Ms. Buckley then moved to more contemporary fair with a song from Avenue Q, "There's a Fine, Fine Line." This song may have been one of the most touching, and unexpected, of the evening. While there were no puppets on stage with Ms. Buckley, she did give a nod to the irreverence of the show with some simple and funny gestures. Ms. Buckley then moved back to more traditional songs including: "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" from Pal Joey, "Hey, There (You with the Stars in Your Eyes)" from The Pajama Game, "You've Got Possibilities, from It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman, and two songs from The King and I, "We Kissed in a Shadow" and "I Have Dreamed".

Betty Buckley Broadway Diva

National Dog Show 2010

National Dog Show 2010 - The National Dog Show 2010 results are in and the winner is Clooney, a three-year-old Irish Setter.

Clooney won the Purina National Dog Show best in show prize during the televised dog event that aired on Thanksgiving.

Other National Dog Show 2010 results for each dog group:

Sporting Group: Clooney, male Irish Setter

Hound Group: Hickory, 4-year-old female Scottish Deerhound

Herding Group: Beyoncé, 3-year-old female Australian Shepherd

Toy Group: Joe, 3-year-old male Affenpincher

Working Group: Scarlett, 3-year-old female Boxer

Terrier Group: Maddy, 2-year-old female American Staffordshire Terrier

Non-Sporting Group: Johnny, 6-year-old male Schipperke

Did you watch the National Dog Show with your family on Thanksgiving? Which dog were you and the kids rooting for?

National Dog Show 2010

Anne Hathaway And Jake Gyllenhaal

Anne Hathaway And Jake Gyllenhaal - Anne Hathaway vividly recalls the first time she made out with Jake Gyllenhaal: It was on the set of 2005's "Brokeback Mountain," in which the actress played the neglected wife of Gyllenhaal's smitten gay cowboy, and they were filming a steamy tryst in the back of a car.


"Jake had touched me everywhere except my boob," says Hathaway, patting her chest as the pair sits together to discuss their new film, the romantic dramedy "Love & Other Drugs," which opened Wednesday. "We did it very methodically: I would cover. They'd bring me a towel. I'd get out of the car, go behind a screen and get redressed. All of a sudden, I hear a throat clear from behind the screen. It's Jake. 'Ah, Annie, so the thing is, in this scene, if it was really you and me in the car, I just think that, you know, ah, can I touch your boob?' "

"And ... I don't think you asked me this time," says Hathaway, turning to her screen partner to tease him about his behavior during the many love scenes they shot for their new project.

"I already asked. Your offer was still good," Gyllenhaal says with a shrug.

It's difficult to watch "Love & Other Drugs," a film about a young couple struggling to build a relationship in the mid-1990s, without being struck by the number of times Hathaway, 28, and Gyllenhaal, 29, are called upon to bare it all for the cameras. It's just not that often that you see two Oscar-nominated actors strip for sex scenes in a mainstream studio movie.

But the nudity, they insist, was never intended to be cheap or exploitative, though the movie's poster captures the actors in playful buff repose. Instead, it was a purposeful effort on the part of the actors and cowriter-director Ed Zwick to go beyond romantic comedy conventions and authentically depict every aspect of young love.

Anne Hathaway And Jake Gyllenhaal

Walmart Thanksgiving Hours

Walmart Thanksgiving Hours - Last year, a handful of stores were open on Thanksgiving Day and even more stores plan to open their doors on Thanksgiving 2010.

Among them will be Sears, opening on Thanksgiving for the first time in the retailer's history, and Toys 'R' Us, as well as stores like Walmart which also remained open last year.

"Thanksgiving is not as sanctified a day as it was even a few years ago," author Thomas Hine told USA Today.

Here's what you can expect to find open on Thanksgiving Day 2010:

Sears plans to be open from 7 a.m. to Noon on Thanksgiving, a first for the company in its more than 100 years of existence.

Toys 'R' Us has decided to open nationwide at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the earliest in its history.

Kmart stores are set to open 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will be open until 9 p.m.
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Walmart Supercenter stores will be open 24 hours on Thanksgiving this year, with most regular Walmart stores opening midnight Thanksgiving night.

Gap Inc., Banana Republic and Old Navy were among the first stores to ever offer Thanksgiving hours a few years ago, and they'll be open again this year, with most locations opening around 8 a.m.

"Our customers appreciated the option of shopping on Thanksgiving Day," said Gap spokeswoman Louise Callagy.

Walmart Thanksgiving Hours

Fry's Electronics Black Friday 2010

Fry's Electronics Black Friday 2010 - The tides may have turned since the depths of the Great Recession, but shopping hasn't rebounded back entirely. Those are among the results of an analysis of year-over-year spending data from Mint.com (www.mint.com), a leading online personal finance service from Intuit Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!intu/quotes/nls/intu (INTU 45.65, +0.99, +2.22%) .

"Last year, the data we tracked showed that most retailers had climbed out of the hole the 2008 recession had created in their preholiday sales," said Stew Langille, director of marketing for Intuit Personal Finance Group. "This year, it seems clear that while there was a distinct rebound, growth has decelerated and we haven't returned to prerecession spending. We've hit a new normal and it will be interesting to see what the holiday season brings."

Mint.com examined the same group of retailers as it did last year, which are representative of discretionary shopping categories, to see how American spending is changing. The group was selected from among more than 13,000 national retailers. All were top performers in the third quarter 2009, based on average monthly spend per user. This year's data looks at Q1-Q3 2010, vs. where each company stood at this time last year, and includes:

Aeropostale -- The clothing retailer grew 10 percent last year from its 2008 low, and grew again in 2010, up an additional 6.8 percent. Best Buy -- The electronics retailer recovered last year from a decline of 7 percent during the 2008 recession to show 1 percent growth. This year, the company is up an additional 4.1 percent. Fry's -- Fry's trailed competitor Best Buy dramatically in its recovery last year, but this year shows a 6.9 percent increase. J.Crew -- The clothing retailer showed 4 percent year-over-year growth in 2009, and looks strong heading into the holidays with a 9.2 percent increase in spending. Sears -- The department store's sales last year showed 8 percent year-over-year growth, after falling off 10 percent at its recession low. This year the company posts growth again, with a 6.4 percent increase. Target -- One of the only retailers that remained down in 2009, reporting a 4 percent year-over-year decline,

Fry's Electronics Black Friday 2010

Kemba Walker Maui Title

Kemba Walker Maui Title - A week ago, one might have considered this a week for UConn to merely survive.

The Maui Invitational wasn’t supposed to be a springboard to national prominence, Hawaii wasn’t necessarily supposed to be Kemba Walker’s personal playground and, put simply, the Huskies weren’t supposed to do what they did over the past three days.

But a nation’s eyes were opened to the offensive brilliance of Walker, who scored baskets as if he was casually chucking stones into the Pacific Ocean, and all else followed.

After two nail-biters that showed their resolve, the unranked Huskies on Wednesday night streamrolled No. 8 Kentucky, 84-67, in the Maui Invitational championship game before a wild crowd of 2,400 at the Lahaina Civic Center.

Walker, named the tournament MVP, again led the way. He scored 29 points on 10-for-17 shooting. Alex Oriakhi had 18 points and 11 rebounds, his second consecutive dominant performance. Niels Giffey, playing his best game, had 14 points. Shabazz Napier, running the point with Walker at shooting guard, had 12 points. Jamal Coombs-McDaniel added nine.

It was UConn’s second victory in a row over a top 10 team. The Huskies also won the Maui Invitational in 2005. That year, they were supposed to. This year, they sent shockwaves back to the mainland and throughout the college basketball world.

Kemba Walker Maui Title

Kmart Thanksgiving Day Sale 2010

Kmart Thanksgiving Day Sale 2010 - Kmart is having a fantastic sale this year, as are a lot of stores, but the Big K is doing it right!

You can check out the full ad here, but here are some of my favorite deals:

46-inch Panasonic Viera TC-P46C2 Plasma TV for just $499
Xbox with the Kinect bundle or Wii, at $299 and $199
Blu-Ray players – RCA RTB1100 Blu-ray Home Theater System for $249.99
Panasonic DMP-BD45K Blu-ray Disc Player for $79.99
Your choice of board games for $5-8 (such as Life, Twister, Battleship, Yhatzee, Sorry, Scrabble, and Monopoly)
Kodak digital camera for $69.99
Sony SX44 Camcorder for $199.99
Pandigital 8” photo frame $49.99
19” RCA LCD TV for $139.99

There are just the tip of the iceberg! There are Christmas items 50% off, BOGO robes, huge slashes in apparel and more.
Many stores are jumping the gun and opening on Thanksgiving day. KMart will be open for Thanksgiving Day 2010, opening from 6:00am until 9:00pm.

Kmart will open its door for Black Friday 2010 from 5:00am until 11:00pm.

Though the sales are great, it is just not for me. C ant stand the crowds, and every year there is a horror story. If stores just offered the sales for the holiday season, they would probably make more money over all. I am a cyber Monday kind of girl!

What about you? Do you partake in the Black Friday and Thanksgiving day sales? If so why? What makes it so special, aside from the sales of course? Will the Kmart thanksgiving day sale be one of your stops?

Check out video posted below and then leave me your thoughts in the comment section.

Kmart Thanksgiving Day Sale 2010

New Hot Toy Squinkies

New Hot Toy Squinkies - Midway through last year, as analysts tried to predict where the economy was going, the toy maker Bill Nichols decided he had the answer. He bet that the economy would still be so shaky this holiday season that a bargain-priced plastic toy would take off.

With the help of “mommy bloggers” and a tepid economy, Mr. Nichols turned the squishy toys, named Squinkies, into a fad. Walmart.com has been sold out of them for more than a week, and stores nationwide are sold out or limiting how many Squinkies each person can buy. Like Beanie Babies or Zhu Zhu Pets, the toys are collectible — the hundreds of characters include a Lhasa apso dog and a tiny bride — but they are much cheaper, selling for $10 for a 16-pack.

“Demand is tight,” said Laura Phillips, senior vice president for toys and seasonal merchandising at Wal-Mart. “Mom doesn’t feel bad — ‘I can get into it and my child can really enjoy it,’ ” she said. “Absolutely that matters in this economy.”

And children cannot seem to resist scooping up the latest toys, which come in plastic bubbles, as a vending machine would dispense, or pronouncing the Squinkies name with glee. (Mr. Nichols described it as made up, but one that was “fun, memorable and came off the tongue easy.”)

New Hot Toy Squinkies

Butterball Turkey Hotline

Butterball Turkey Hotline - As I always tell clients, the absolute best way to gain exposure and increase sales is to approach past, present and potential customers in an informative, helpful manner. When I got a whiff of the Butterball Turkey Hotline not only was I hungry, I was impressed.

According to Mary Clingman, Director of the Butterball® Turkey Talk-Line®, “Whether it’s first-timers or veteran cooks preparing the Thanksgiving feast, we support all cooks and embrace how every generation puts their own spin on the most celebrated meal of the year.” No matter what turkey you’re cooking, and however you decide to cook it, Butterball is there to help.

Businesses around the world should take note of Butterball’s approach as it’s truly the way to go. It’s not about you, the business, it’s about your customers. Connect with customers on a personal, transparent, informative level and the rest will fall in place.

Mary Clingman and 50 other turkey gurus at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line are available at 1-800 BUTTERBALL 1-800 BUTTERBALL to answer any and all questions you may have.

Butterball Turkey Hotline

Fry's Electronics

Fry's Electronics - Webroot, the first Internet security service company, today announced availability of Prevx 3.0 across leading US retailers. From today, PC users can purchase boxed versions of Prevx 3.0 - powerful, cloud-based anti-malware technology from Webroot subsidiary Prevx - at Amazon.com, Buy.com, Fry's Electronics and Fry's.com, J&R, Micro Center, Newegg.com, PCmall.com and other leading retailers nationwide. The award-winning Prevx 3.0 is a layered anti-malware solution designed to boost PC protection by offering faster scanning, a super-light footprint and full compatibility with all the popular anti-malware brands on the market today. PC users will be able to purchase two versions of the product: Prevx 3.0 Cloud Anti-Malware or Prevx 3.0 Cloud Security, which includes the powerful Prevx SafeOnline browser-based security technology.

"Attacks by cybercriminals continue to wreak havoc, despite the vast number of anti-malware or antivirus (AV) products available online or in stores across the country. Customers regularly praise our layered security solution for addressing this issue whereby Prevx 3.0 is downloaded and then installed alongside an existing AV to help boost PC defenses," said Mel Morris, vice president and general manager of Prevx operations at Webroot. "Indeed, Prevx is recognized in the industry as a pioneering 'cloud-based' anti-malware solution. This not only means that our approach to combating malware comes from the cloud but it is also the way in which we deliver our product to customers. As a result of our continued success, more customers have come to us asking for a boxed version of our solution, as this is how they've historically preferred to purchase their PC software. This is why we are extremely pleased to be partnering with some of the country's leading retailers to offer a powerful, cloud-based anti-malware solution in-a-box."

Prevx solutions leverage the world's largest cloud-based threat database with knowledge of more than 140 million software applications and 40 million known malicious objects, supported by the most powerful automated malware research operation. This means that unlike traditional anti-malware solutions, if Prevx sees a threat once, all users' PCs are immediately updated to prevent an attack without having to wait for an update. At under 1MB in size, Prevx solutions include the world's smallest, fastest, and lightest security agent, which downloads, installs and scans a PC in minutes. Prevx solutions are also fully interoperable with an existing anti-malware solution. Hence, even if a PC user has a security product installed, Prevx will run alongside it to show what it is missing and provide an extra layer of defence.

Fry's Electronics

Ron Zimmerman

Ron Zimmerman - Ron Zimmerman, famous screenwriter of such projects as the Ultimate Adventure Series by Marvel Comics, seems to be just what the doctor ordered for Cher, who has a new movie Burlesque out now. Cher met Ron through Face book where it is reported on several other sources that he thought she was a prostitute or impersonator when he first began chatting with her. Cher and Ron Zimmerman were reported to be getting married last month as rumors filled the Internet and even the Howard Stern show. Zimmerman even called in to Howard to pronounce the rumors of a wedding nothing more than Internet fantasy. Cher seems happy with Ron and she deserves it. Cher is working on a new album due out sometime next year and it promises to be a departure from her regular “dance” type endeavors. We can’t wait to hear Cher’s new material and her performance in Burlesque is as spectacular as anything she has ever done before.

Ron Zimmerman

Sony Reader Apps

Sony Reader Apps - It took quite some time, but now Sony Reader and the Reader Store are available for iPhone or iOS devices and on Android. You can browse and shop titles from within the app, and access the eBooks from either your iPhone, Android device, PC or your Reader. Like other eReader apps, you can bookmark your place, highlight passages, take notes and adjust font size so you can read a little easier if your eyesight is as bad as mine.

Of course, unless you already own a Sony Reader, you’ve probably already picked up the Amazon Kindle for iPhone or Android by now, or perhaps the Barnes & Noble Nook. Hell, if you’re an iPhone user maybe you’ve been rocking iBooks.

Wanna pick up the app just for kicks to have an alternative to what you already have? Or maybe you have tons of titles on your Sony Reader and you’d like to view content on your iPhone or Android while on the go. Keep your eyes peeled for when the app becomes available some time next month.

Until then, Happy Thanksgiving! (For those of you in the States, anyway. Otherwise, Happy November 25!)

Sony Reader Apps